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wingearthcaroleannewing

From Falkirk, Scotland United Kingdom
Age 54
Joined Thursday, September 4, 2008
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I love books and love the idea of releasing them into the wild but don't have much luck with wild releases! Years ago when the BBC did their Big Read, I decided to read the top 100 books in order. I did 100, 99, & 98 then got bogged down in life but I'm back on track now and I've added the rest of the 70s to my wish list. (ETA Oh no, I never ready a single BBC Big Read book in 2012 or 2013 or 2014!!!! And Gormenghast really held me up as I needed to read book one of the trilogy first but they are so big. Now Bleak House is holding me up because it has pages missing). Plus I've discovered there's a top 200 and after that I'm going to do the 1001 - but I do have a lifetime for that. Big plans!

I have a huge amount of unregistered books at home waiting for me to read them and I still can't resist a library sale so the pile keeps growing. I enjoy surprise roundabouts, so if you're involved in the Favourites, don't look at the bottom because they are listed below.

Now I'm going to as many conventions and uncons as possible, I think I will follow the lead of other bookcrossers and add an NSS wishlist. I think the most important thing is I don't like chocolate, or coffee and I rarely drink fruit teas. So sweetie choices were something chewy but now they should be sugar-free. I can't help being partial to a Tofifee though. Check my wish list for books but they are sometimes quite obscure. I try and put foreign authors on here in the hope that overseas bookcrossers can help but it will always be up to date before a convention.

And finally, I held my own convention this year (2023) because we hadn't held one since 2019 due to the pandemic and I wanted them to start again. It was hard work, often frustrating but so rewarding. I would recommend anyone thinking about it to go for it. You don't need a whole team in the area, I was the only person in Falkirk, but people can help from a distance.

100 BIG READ - TOP 100 BOOKS
100-80 All read

79. Bleak House by Charles Dickens - reading next
78. Ulysses by James Joyce
77. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
76. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
75. Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding
74. Matilda by Roald Dahl
73. Night Watch by Terry Pratchett
72. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropist by Robert Tressell
71. Perfume by Patrick Süskind
70. Lord of the Flies by William Golding


2024 BOOKS READ
BROUGHT FORWARD
Jeeves and the Wedding Bells by Sebastian Faulks (audio) - paused (I've mislaid the CD)
JANUARY
1. Killer Year: Stories to Die For edited by Lee Child
2. The Royal Show by Anton du Beke (audio)
3. Becoming by Michelle Obama
4. The Broken Window by Jeffery Deaver
FEBRUARY
5. The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman
6. Swimming for Beginners by Nicola Gill (book group) (audio)
7. Wrong Place Wrong Time by Gillian McAllister (book group)
8. Jamaica Inn by Daphne Du Maurier (roundabout) - reading now
9. The Art of Dying by Ambrose Parry (audio)
MARCH
10. The Forcing by Paul E. Hardisty (book group)
11. Miss Benson's Beetle by Rachel Joyce (book group)
12. The Death of Remembrance by Denzil Meyrick
13. A Litter of Bones by JD Kirk
14. Heartstone by CJ Sansom (audio)
15. Shrines of Gaiety by Kate Atkinson (roundabout)
APRIL
16. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (audio)
17. The Corruption of Blood by Ambrose Parry (audio) - reading now
18. The True Deceiver by Tove Jansson - reading now
19. Honor by Thrity Umrigar (roundabout)

The Gospel of the Eels by Patrik Svensson (roundabout)
Fingersmith by Sarah Waters (book club)
The Seven Dials Mystery by Agatha Christie
Jack of Spades by Joyce Carol Oates

2024 BOOKS I DIDN'T FINISH
The Grove of the Caesars by Lindsey Davis
A Comedy of Terrors by Lindsey Davis
A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes (book group)

2024 FAVOURITE BOOKS
Wrong Place Wrong Time by Gillian McAllister

2024 - FAVOURITE BOOK OF 2023 ROUNDABOUT
My favourite - The Foundling by Stacey Halls
dark-draco - Jamaica Inn by Daphne Du Maurier
cross-patch - Shrines of Gaiety by Kate Atkinson
valpete - Honor by Thrity Umrigar
39301 - The Gospel of the Eels by Patrik Svensson
greenbadger
estelle1806
grovalskii
fifna
Icilia
Andrasthe
Mathgirl40
djf1968
echode

2023 - FAVOURITE BOOK OF 2022 ROUNDABOUT
The Spectator Bird by Wallace Stegner (Valpete)
The Secret Life of Cows by Rosamund Young (Poodlesister)
Hamnet by Maggie O’Ferrell (cross-patch)
In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado (echoed)
A Town Called Solace by Mary Lawson (mathgirl40)
Broken Glass by Alain Mabanckou (Icila)
Anxious People by Fredrik Backman (estelle1806)
Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik (greenbadger)
The North Water by Ian McGuire (Andrasthe)
The invisible child and The Fir Tree by Tove Jansson (sonkku)
Winter Flowers by Angélique Villeneuve (Fifna)

2022 - FAVOURITE BOOK OF 2021 ROUNDABOUT
January - Around India in 80 Trains by Monisha Rajesh (Poodlesister)
February - The Offing by Benjamin Myers (cross-patch)
March - A Scurry of Squirrels by Polly Pullar (Ythan)
April - The Help by Kathryn Stockett (dark-draco)
May - Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy (Valpete)
June - Piranesi by Susanna Clarke (Mathgirl40)
July - Yolk by Mary HK Choi( Mcsar)
August - They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera (Estelle1806)
September - The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd (Fifna)
October - Eleanor Rigby by Douglas Coupland (Paulanni)
November - Suddenly, A Knock at the Door by Etgar Keret (Grovalskii)
December - Greenbadger
My Favourite - The Ladies of Missalonghi by Colleen McCullough

2021 - FAVOURITE BOOK OF 2020 ROUNDABOUT
January - Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo (Cross-Patch)
February - Black Horses for the King by Anne McCaffrey (Dark-Draco)
March - The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa (Fifna)
April - Born a Crime by Trevor Noah (grovalskii)
May - Birdbrain by Johanna Sinisalo (Paulanni)
June - A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding by Jackie Copleton (Icila)
July - For Love by Sue Miller (Valpete)
August - The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster (Mcsar)
September - Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu (Math-Girl40)
October - The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (greenbadger)
November - Walking Home by Kelly Winters (Poodlesister)
My Favourite – Unnatural Causes by Dr Richard Shepherd

















Target for 2024 - 82
Books read in 2023 - 87
Books read in 2022 - 87
Books read in 2021 - 69
Books read in 2020 - 69
Books read in 2019 - 112
Books read in 2018 - 99
Books read in 2017 - 86
Books read in 2016 - 82
Books read in 2015 - 84
Books read in 2014 - 91
Books read in 2013 - 64
Books read in 2012 - 83
Books read in 2011 - 66
Books read in 2010 - 84
Books read in 2009 - 65

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