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From Market Rasen, Lincolnshire United Kingdom
Joined Tuesday, February 19, 2008
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I enjoy a variety of books. Whilst keen on "a good murder" I also enjoy a bit of light chick-lit, especially for holiday reading and auto/biographies are fascinating.

Books Read 2017

The Dressmaker
The Shadow of Your Smile

Books Read 2016

Jo Baker - Longbourn
Elin Hildenbrand - Winter Street
Dorothy Koomson - The Ice Cream Girls
Michael Parkinson - Parky: My Autobiography
Frank Skinner - Frank Skinner on the Road
Chris Evans - Memoirs of a Fruitcake
Judy Finnigan - I Do Not Sleep
Alan Titchmarsh - Nobbut A Lad
Marian Keyes - Sushi For Beginners
Chris Evans - It's Not What You Think
Paula Hawkins - The Girl on The Train
Harlan Coben - One False Move
Jojo Moyes - Me Before You
Harlan Coben - Back Spin
James Patterson and Maxine Paetro - Private #1 Suspect
Saskia Sarginson - The Twins
Carole Matthews - The Difference a Day Makes
John Grisham - The Rainmaker

Books Read 2015

Alan Titchmarsh - Love and Dr Devon
Mary Higgins Clark -
Ben Mezrich - Bringing Down the House
Bella Pollen - Daydream Girl
Donna Leon - A Noble Radiance
Anne Cleeves - Harbour Street
Alan Titchmarsh - Trowel and Error
Alexander McCall Smith - Heavenly Dates (part)
Marian Keyes - Last Chance Saloon
Barbara Vine - The Chimney Sweepers Boy
John MacEnroe - Serious
Tom Rob Smith - The Farm
Truman Capote - Breakfast at Tiffany's
Harlan Coben - Deal Breaker (Myron Bolitar #1)
Harlan Coben - Drop Shot (Myron Bolitar #2)
Guy Martin - Autobiography
Rod Stewart - Autobiography
Lynda la Plante - Prime Suspect
Gil McNeil - Divas Don't Knit
Gil McNeil - Needles and Pearls
Jojo Moyes - Foreign Fruit
Emily Barr - The Perfect Lie
Gil McNeil - Knit One, Pearl One
Martin Davies - The Conjuror's Bird
Judy Finnigan - Eloise
Victoria Connelly - A Weekend with Mr Darcy
Joanne Harris - Chocolat

Books Read 2014

Sophie Hannah - A Room Swept White
Patricia Cornwell - Scarpetta
Patricia Cornwell - Hornet's Nest
Nicci French - Losing You
Harlan Coben - No Second Chance
Harlan Coben - Gone For Good
Janet Street-Porter - Life's Too F***ing Short
Tess Gerritsen - Girl Missing
Joanne Harris - Blackberry Wine
Joanne Harris - Five Quarters of The Orange
Naseem Rakha - The Crying Tree
Emma Bridgewater - Toast & Marmalade and Other Stories
Mary Higgins Clark - I'll Walk Alone
Erica James - Promises, Promises
Harlan Coben - Just One Look
Alan Titchmarsh - Folly

Books Read 2013

Hannah Richell - Secrets of the Tides
Betty Hechtman - Hooked on Murder
Debra Kent - Wife Living Dangerously
Kate Atkinson - One Good Turn
Erica James - Paradise House
Tess Gerritsen - Whistleblower

James Patterson - Swimsuit
Cathy Kelly - Always and Forever
Martine Cole - Close

Home Again
Maggie Sefton - Needled to Death
John Grogan - Marley and Me
Mary Higgins Clark - I've Heard that Song Before
Harlan Coben - Tell No One
Jenny Colgan - Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend
Cecelia Ahern - If You Could See Me Now
James Bowen - A Street Cat Named Bob
Mark Haddon - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
Dan Archer, William Smethurst, Anthony Parkin - The Ambridge Years
Lynne Truss - With One Lousy Packet of Seed
Lynda la Plante - Bloodline
Sue Grafton - W is for Wasted

Marian Keyes - Rachel's Holiday
Lisa Gardner - The Killing Hour
Little Holiday Book

Books Read 2012
Ann Hood - The Knitting Circle
Kate Jacobs - Knit the Season
Rebecca Promitzer - The Pickle King
George Orwell - Animal Farm
Mark Haddon - A Spot of Bother
Marina Lewycka - A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian
Mary Higgins-Clark - Loves Music, Loves to Dance
Erin Kelly - The Poison Tree
Sophie Kinsella - Shopaholic Abroad
Cleo Coyle - On What Grounds
Debbie Macomber - The Shop on Blossom Street
Casey Hill - Taboo
Tess Gerritsen - Never Say Die
Anne Bartlett - Knitting
Stef Penney - The Tenderness of Wolves
Sarah Kate Lynch - Eating with the Angels - finished on holiday
Marian Keyes - Watermelon - holiday
Kathy Reichs - Devil Bones - finished just after return from holiday
Anita Shreve - The Pilot's Wife
Fannie Flagg - Can't Wait to Get to Heaven
Harlan Coben - Hold Tight
Kate Jacobs - Comfort Food
Sue Grafton - V is for Vengeance
Debbie Macomber - A Good Yarn
Jojo Moyes - The Peacock Emporium
James Ellroy - The Black Dahlia
Vicki Myron - Dewey The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched The World
Ali Harris - Miracle on Regent Street
Nicci French - Complicit
29 - 9 down on last year, which was 8 down on 2010

Books Read 2011

Sam Llewellyn - The Malpas Legacy
Olivia Goldsmith - Insiders
Gwendoline Butler - Coffin Underground
Jojo Moyes - Night Music
Nicci French - The Memory Game
Jo Nesbo - The Snowman
Erica James - It's the Little Things
Sue Grafton - U is for Undertow
Guillermo Martinez - The Oxford Murders
Susan Sallis - Choices
Emily Barr - Backpack
Danny Wallace - Random Acts of Kindness
Jane Adams - Bird
Victoria Beckham - Learning to Fly
Mary Mackie - Cobwebs and Cream Teas
Jane Blanchard - Fanning Old Flames
Rebecca Shaw - Village Gossip
J.D. Robb - Promises in Death
Anne Cassidy - Looking for JJ
Clare Littleford - Beholden

Kathy Lette - 50 Ways to Kill Your Husband (finished on holiday)
Anthony Burgess - A Clockwork Orange (finished on holiday)
Sara Paretsky - Toxic Shock (last 2 chapters once returned)

Back home
Polly Evans - It's Not About the Tapas: Around Spain on Two Wheels
Rebecca Shaw - Trouble in the Village
Debra Webb - Nameless
Jane Green - Jemima J
Stuart Pawson - The Picasso Scam
Jennifer Weiner - Goodnight Nobody
Iain McDowall - Making a Killing
Jennifer Weiner - In Her Shoes
Harlan Coben - Fade Away (Myron Bolitar Book 3)
Erica James - A Breath of Fresh Air
Erica James - Time For A Change
PD James - The Murder Room
Alexandra Potter - Going La La
Mary Higgins-Clark - While My Pretty One Sleeps
Sayo Masuda - Autobiography of a Geisha
38 for the year, 8 down on last year, I must be working harder!

Books Read 2010

Kathryn Fox - Malicous Intent
Mary Higgins Clark, Carol Higgins Clark - Dashing Through the Snow
Sue Grafton - M is for Malice
Rebecca Shaw - The Village Show
M C Beaton - Agatha Raisin and the Wizard of Evesham
Sarah Harvey - Misbehaving
Julie Otsuka - When the Emperor Was Divine
E. M. Bard - Test Your Cat: The Cat IQ Test
Sue Grafton - N is for Noose
Lauren Weisberger - Everyone Worth Knowing
Sue Grafton - O is for Outlaw
Margaret Dickinson - Suffragette Girl
Sarah Challis - Blackthorn Winter
Sarah Harrison - Flowers Won't Fax
Sue Grafton - P is for Peril
Sue Grafton - Q is for Quarry
Alexander McCall Smith - The Kalahari Typing School for Men (No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency)
Jodi Picoult - My Sister's Keeper
Katie Fforde - Practically Perfect
Meera Syal - Life Isn't All Ha Ha Hee Hee
Michael Morpurgo - The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips
James Patterson - Roses are Red
James Patterson - Violets are Blue
Dorothy Koomson - The Cupid Effect
Athol Fugard - Tsotsi
Jojo Moyes - The Ship of Brides
Sue Grafton - R is for Ricochet (re-read)
Jonathan Tropper - Bush Falls
Sue Grafton - S if for Silence
Karen Joy Fowler - The Jane Austen Book Club
James Patterson and Howard Roughan - Honeymoon
Rebecca Shaw - Village Secrets
Rosamund Lupton - Sister
Maeve Binchy - The Copper Beech
Sophie Kinsella - Twenties Girl
Ruth Rendell - The Veiled One
Laura Hillenbrand - Seabiscuit
Mike Gayle - His 'n' Hers
Sue Grafton - T is for Trespass

Susan Hill - The Woman in Black
Judi Hendricks - Bread Alone
Nicci French - Killing Me Softly

Back home
Alexandra Potter - Me and Mr Darcy
Maeve Binchy - This Year It Will Be Different
Meg Cabot - Size 12 Is Not Fat
Meg Cabot - Size 14 Is Not Fat Either

Books Read 2009

Tess Gerritsen - The Surgeon (I recently found an old notebook showing I read this in 2005!)
Alice Sebold - The Lovely Bones
Candace Bushnell - Four Blondes (well, 2 of the 4 stories)
Christina Schwarz - Drowning Ruth
Sue Grafton - D is for Deadbeat
Libby Purves - More Lives Than One

Jojo Moyes - Sheltering Rain
Maria Palmer - Horrorscopes Pisces
Lisa Jewell - Vince and Joy
Sue Monk Kidd - The Secret Life of Bees

Back home:
Sidney Sheldon - Nothing Lasts For Ever
Sue Grafton - E is for Evidence
Kate Jacobs - Knit Two
M C Beaton - Agatha Raisin and Kissing Christmas Goodbye
Barbara Comyns - Our Spoons Came From Woolworths
Sue Grafton - F is for Fugitive
H E Bates - My Uncle Silas
Patricia Cornwell - At Risk
Susan Fletcher - Eve Green
Kathleen Rowntree - Between Friends
Sue Grafton - G is for Gumshoe
Judy Astley - Muddy Waters
Fanny Flagg - Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
Hack - John Burns
50 Ways to Kill a Slug - Sarah Ford (very small book!)
Daniel Keyes - Flowers for Algernon
Lesley Chamberlain - Girl in a Garden
Ridley Pearson - Under Currents
Rebecca Shaw - The New Rector
Norton Juster - The Phantom Tollbooth
Lisa Gardner - Gone
Sue Grafton - H is for Homicide
Allison Pearson - I Don't Know How She Does It
Zoë Heller - Notes on a Scandal
Sue Grafton - I is for Innocent
Sue Grafton - J is for Judgment
Various - The Little Book of Hedgehogs (small book!)
Rebecca Shaw - Village Matters

Lisa Gardner - Hide
Sarah Paretsky - Deadlock
Jim Laker - Over to Me
Sheila O'Flanagan - How Will I Know

Back home:
Sue Grafton - K is for Killer
Various - Irish Girls are Back in Town
Chris Stewart - Driving over Lemons;
Various - Guilty Pleasures: Indulgences, Addictions, Obsessions;
Sue Grafton - L is Lawless;
Anne Seierstad - The Bookseller of Kabul;
Alice Thomas Ellis - The Clothes in the Wardrobe;
Eileen Goudge - Garden of Lies (finished on aeroplane);

F.Scott Fitzgerald - Love in the Night: For a Romantic (Phoenix 60p paperbacks);
Kate Atkinson - Case Histories;
Patricia Scanlan - Two for Joy;

Back home:
Graham Hill - Life at the Limit (started on holiday)
Arthur Ransome - Swallows and Amazons
A Cup of Comfort for Christmas - edited by Colleen Sell
Elizabeth Noble - The Reading Group

Books Read 2008

I did start a journal of books read a couple of years back, but never being able to find it when I finished a book I always have lots of lists floating around so this is my attempt to merge all the bits of paper from the start of 2008.

Sharon Osbourne - Survivor
Kate Jacobs - The Friday Night Knitting Club
Dick Francis - Blood Sport
Imogen Edwards-Jones - Hotel Babylon
Sarah Challis - On Dancing Hill
Christina Jones - Nothing to Lose
Christina Jones - Running the Risk
Claire Calman - Love is Four Letter Word (the second time)
Tess Gerritsen - The Apprentice
Patricia Cornwell - Blow Fly
Nicci French - Beneath the Skin
P D James - The Lighthouse
Olivia Goldsmith - Bestseller
Cathy Kelly - Just Between Us

The Week After My Accident
Judy Astley - Size Matters
Marilyn Edwards - The Moon Cottage Cats - Volume 1 (2 books in 1)
Michael Morpugo - Private Peaceful
Jill Mansell - The One You Really Want
Rhonda Byrne - The Secret
Rebecca Shaw - Talk of the Village
Rebecca Shaw - Scandal in the Village
Rebecca Shaw - A Village Dilemma
Rebecca Shaw - Intrigue in the Village

On the Mend:
Various - The Irish Girls About Town
Diane Setterfield - The Thirteenth Tale
Christopher Fitzsimons - Reflex Action
Erica James - Love and Devotion

Holiday reading:
Sue Townsend - The Queen and I
Jeanne Brewer - A Crack in Forever
Tracy Quan - Diary of a Married Call Girl
Joanna Trollope - Second Honeymoon
Tess Gerritsen - Vanish
Imogen Edwards-Jones - Air Babylon

Since holiday:
Toby Litt - Corpsing
Kathy Rodgers - When the Light Fades
Maeve Binchy - Heart and Soul
Khaled Hosseini - The Kite Runner
Lucas - Kevin Brooks

Books Read 2007
I found my notebook and realised that some I thought I read in 2008 were actually read in 2007

Sue Grafton - R is for Ricochet
Jenny Crusie - Crazy for You
Jill Gascoine - Addicted
Mary Higgins Clark - I'll Be Seeing You
Roy "Chubby" Brown - Common As Muck
Nick Mason - Inside Out - A Personal History of Pink Floyd
Carol Smith - Vanishing Point
Emily Barr - Baggage
Annabel Giles - Crossing the Paradise Line
Claire Calman - Love is Four Letter Word
Jennifer Crusie - Charlie All Night

The above is from the start of the year to 7 April when I mislaid my notebook!

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