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Books read whilst I should have been reading other things: 2003-2006

The Female Imagination, Patricia Meyer Spacks
The Nanny Diaries, Emma Maclaughlin
I Have A Bed Made of Buttermilk Pancakes, Jaclyn Morarity
Gilead, Marylinne Robinson
Tuesdays with Morrie, Mitch Albom
Jane Eyre,Charlotte Bronte
The Yellow Wallpaper, Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte
Madame Bovary,Gustave Flaubert
How to Study, Roger Fry
The Idiot's Guide to Critical Reading, Amy Wall and Regina Wall
Bell Jar,Sylvia Plath
Poetry Workshop
Better Than Chocolate: 50 Proven Ways to Feel Happier, Siimon Reynolds
Dictionary of Language, David Crystal
Essential Linguistics
Diary, Plath
Poems, Plath
An Equal Music, Vikram Seth
Plays, poems, writings, Oscar Wilde
Memoirs of a Geisha, Arthur Golden
Falling Leaves, Adeline Yen Mah
Ten Thousand Sorrows
Chinese Cinderella, Adeline Yen Mah
Wild Swans,Jung Chang
Matthew Flinders' Cat, Bryce Courtenay
Persian Blanket: The Life of Janina Milek, Janina Milek with Tim
Erast Fandorin mysteries, Boris Akunin
The Literary Companion
The Rights of Desire, Andre Brink
DH Lawrence: the Phoenix and the Flame, Geoffrey Trease
Wide Sargasso Sea, Jean Rhys
The Reader, Bernard Schlink
The Essential Vegetarian Cookbook
A Chemical Free Home
Book Lust, Nancy Pearl
Twiggy, in Black and White,Lesley Lawson (Twiggy) and Penelope Dening
(I put this here for persevering reading this book until the end: I read it because I know her neice)
DH Lawrence and Susan his cow, William York Tindall
Eats,Shoots and Leaves, Lynne Truss
The Passion, Jeanette Winterson
A Patchwork Planet, Anne Tyler


2007:

Phantoms in the Brain, VS Ramacahdran, M.D. PH.D
Human Traces, Sebastian Faulks
The History of Love, Nicole Krauss
See Under: Love, David Grossman
Engleby, Sebastian Faulks
The Night Country, Bryce Courtenay
Language Death, David Crystal
The Art of Living, Epictetus
Reading Magic, Mem Fox
The Echo Maker, Richard Powers
first 2 of John Marsden's 'Tomorrow' series(reread)
One Unknown - Australian woman who survived the London
Bombings, Gill Hicks
Harry Potter; Half Blood Prince (reread) & Deathly Hallows, JKR
London, A Biography, Peter Ackroyd
The Ancestor Game, Alex Miller
Twilight, Stephanie Meyer
The Historian, Elizabeth Kostova
The Body Never Lies, Alice Miller
Nathaniel's Nutmeg, Giles Milton
Pish and Tish, how to be of a Speakingness like Stephen Fry

2008
The Girl With The Pearl Earring, Tracy Chevalier
The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini (first book of the year)
Many Lives, Many Masters, Dr Brian Weiss
Conditions of Faith, Alex Miller
Atonement, Ian McEwan
The Lost Thoughts of Soldiers & Other Stories, Delia Falconer
The Personality Type, Don Richard Riso
Fire and Irises, Margaret Nichols
New Moon, Stephanie Meyer
Eclipse, Stephanie Meyer
The Year of Wonders, Geraldine Brooks
Dirt Music, Tim Winton
Second Nature, Michael Pollan
Breaking Down the Wall of Silence AM

2009:
Breaking Dawn Stephanie Meyer
Too Soon Old Too Late Smart
Marley and Me John Grogan
Saturday Ian McEwan
Divisadero Michael Ondaatje
A Time To Greive
Moab is my Washpot, Stephen Fry
Judi Dench : With a Crack in Her Voice, Miller
The Landscape of Farewell, Alex Miller
The Weight of Silence, Catherine Therese
Adventure on the High Teas, Stuart Maconie

2010
The Lost Thoughts of Soldiers, Delia Falconer
The Household Guide to Dying, Deborah Adelaide
Weight, Jeanette Winterson
That Eye, The Sky, Tim Winton
Dog Boy, Eva Hornung (Sallis)
Kings In Grass Castles (underbelly)
Sherlock Holmes AC Doyle
The Bride Stripped Bare, Nikki Gemmel
The Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk Kidd
Sister, Mine
Disquiet, Julia Leigh
Living Alone and Loving it, Barbara Feldon
A Year In Provence, Peter Mayle
The Dressmaker, (read twice) Rosalie Ham
Shakespeare on Toast, Ben Crystal
A Concise Chinese English Dictionary for Lovers, Gao Xi Lou
Witchfinders, Malcom Gaskill
Short Stories, DH Lawrence
Orpheus Lost, Jeanette Turner Hospital
Death of A Whaler, Nerida Newton
The Cinnamon Peeler, Poems of Michael Ondaatje
There Should be More Dancing Rosalie Ham

2011
The Piano Shop on the Left Bank, T.E. Carhart (first book read in 2011)
The Service of Clouds, Delia Falconer
The Death of Achilles, Boris Akunin
Virginia Woolf Biography, Hermione Lee (Reread)
Kept, DJ Taylor
Howard's End is on the Landing, Susan Hill
Corduroy Mansions, Alexander McCall Smith
The Man Who Loved Books Too Much
The Widow's Guide To Home Improvement, Virginia Lloyd
The Consequences of Marriage, Isla Dewar
Secrets of the Sea, Nicholas Sparks
The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Bronte, Syrie James

Pending Booklist 2011:

Pushkin's Children, Tatiana Tolstoya
A History of Russia, Nicholas Risanovsky
Beloved, Toni Morrison (uni text)
The Family Frying Pan, Bryce Courtenay
Bush Studies, Barbara Baynton
Guest From the Future:Anna Akhmatova and Isaiah Berlin
The Awakening and other Stories, Kate Chopin
Madwoman in the Attic, Susan Gilbar and Sandra Gilbert; accompanied by several featured texts
Journey to the Stone Country, Alex Miller
The Madonnas of Leningrad, Debra
The Virgin and the Gypsy, DH Lawrence
The Taste of Memory, Marian Halligan
Crime and Punishment, Dostoyevskey
Virgin Suicides, Jeffery Eugenides
Red Tent, Anita Diamant
Journey to the End of Night, Celine
Seamus Heaney Poems
The Famished Road,Ben Orki
On the Road, Jack Kerouac
Norton Anthology of Poems
A volume of Classical Mythology
A Rumi Anthology
Women in Love, DH Lawrence
Desire in Language, Julia Kristeva
Amnesiac, Sam Taylor
A pound of paper john baxter
The Gulag Archipelago, A. Solyzenhitzen
The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop, Lewis Buzbee
Museum of Innocence, Orhan Pamuk
Snow, Orhan Pamuk

2011-2012

Once While Travelling Maureen and Tony Wheeler
Rosie Hopkin's Sweetshop of Dreams Jenny Colgan
The Secrets of the Sea Nicholas Shakespeare
The Consequences of Marriage Isla Dewar
Sixpence House Paul Collins
The Man Who Loved Books Too Much Alison Hoover Bartlett
Poems by Emily Bronte
Cassandra Clare Mortal Instrument Series
The Winter Vault Anne Michaels
Shakespeare, Peter Ackroyd
Museum of Innocence, Orhan Pamuk

2013 Booklist

Home, Julie Andrews
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet, David Mitchell
Always With You Gloria ?
Wanting, Richard Flanagan
London Under, Peter Ackroyd
My Stroke Of Insight, Jill Bolte Taylor
Meditations to Heal Your Life Louise Hay
Body Language Guide
The Poison Principle Gail Bell
Leaving Microsoft to Change the World John Wood
Anh Doh: The Happiest Refugee
Conversations with Ian McEwan
The Fry Chronicles, Stephen Fry
Tales of a Female Nomad Rita Goldman Gelman
Foal's Bread, Gillian Mears
The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald
Burning Bright, Tracey Chevalier
Crimson Petal and the White, Michel Faber
The Apple, Michel Faber
The Still Point, A Sackville
The Sea The Sea, Iris Murdoch

2014:

Woodbrook, David Thomson
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Rachel Joyce
The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neil Gaiman
Berlin Noir Trilogy (March Violets, Pale Criminal etc) Philip Kerr
The One From The Other Philip Kerr
Under an English Heaven, Robert Radcliffe
If the Dead Rise Not, Philip Kerr
Field Grey, Philip Kerr
Prague Fatale, Philip Kerr
Burial Rites, Hannah Kent
The Language of Flowers, Vanessa Diffenbough
American Purgatorio, John Haskell (Benedict Cumberbatch recommendation)
A Song of Ice and Fire George RR Martin
How to be a Victorian by Ruth Goodman
The Art of Living and Dying by Osho
The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens
Insufficiently Welsh, by Griff Rhys Jones
Moriarty, Anthony Horowitz
As You Wish, True Tales from the filming of the Princess Bride by Cary Elwes
A Far Cry From Kensington Muriel Spark
Crazy Rich Asians Kevin Kwan
Trauma and Recovery Judith Herman
The Tea Rose Jennifer Donnelly
The Winter Rose Jennifer Donnelly
The Luminaries, Eleanor Catton
The Sweetness at The Bottom of The Pie, Alan Bradley (purchased in Slighly Foxed Bookshop, Kensington Road, UK

2015:

The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag, Alan Bradley
A Red Herring Without Mustard, Alan Bradley
I am Half Sick of Shadows, Alan Bradley
Speaking From Among The Bones, Alan Bradley
The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches, Alan Bradley
As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust, Alan Bradley
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes ACD
The God of the Hive, Laurie R King
Justice Hall, Laurie R King
The Moor, Laurie R King
O Jerusalem, Laurie R King
A Letter of Mary, Laurie R King
A Monstrous Regiment Of Women, Laurie R King
The Beekeeper's Apprentice Laurie R King
The Wild Truth, Carine McCandless
Longbourne, Jo Baker
The Wild Rose Jennifer Donnelly
A Man Without Breath Philip Kerr
Stalingrad, Antony Beevor
Berlin, Antony Beevor
The Summer Garden, Paulina Simons
The End of Your Life Bookclub by Will Schwalbe
Tell Me The Truth by Dr Ranjana Srivastava
The Imitation Game, Alan Turing the Enigma
Behind the Mask, the life of Vita Sackville West
Game of Thrones Vol. 2 George RR Martin
A Mother's Disgrace, Robert Dessaix
Of Cats and Kings, Clare De Vries
Trauma and Recovery, Judith Herman MD
The Clockwork Angel Cassandra Clare
The Clockwork Prince Cassandra Clare

2016:

Reread The Sea, The Sea, by Iris Murdoch
The Flights of the Mind, Virginia Woolf's letters
The Dark Charisma of Adolf Hitler, Laurence Rees
Life on Air, David Attenborough
Hearing Birds Fly, A Nomadic Year in Mongolia, Louisa Waugh
Himalaya, Michael Palin
I am Malala, Malala Yuosafzai
Escape, Carolyn Jessop
The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt
Triumph, Carolyn Jessop
Locked Rooms, Laurie R King Book 8
The Secret History, Donna Tartt
Stoner, John Williamson
I Never Knew There Was a Word for It, Adam Jacot de Boinod
The Language of Bees, Laurie R King Book 9
Reread The God of the Hive, Laurie R King
Seventeen Voices, Marianne Broug
The Pirate King, Laurie R King Book 10
Garment of Shadows Laurie R King Book 11
Dreaming Spies Laurie R King Book 12
The Curious Case of the Copper Corpse, Alan Bradley
The Pickwick Papers, Charles Dickens
Narrow Road to the Deep North, Richard Flanagan
The Luminaries, Eleanor Catton (started 2015)
Emily of New Moon, L.M. Montgomery
American Purgatorio, John Haskell
The Secrets of The Lazarus Club, Tony Pollard
The Virgin and The Gipsy, D.H. Lawrence
The Holmes Affair, Graham Moore
The Diviners, Libba Bray
The Lair of Dreams, Libba Bray
Billie's Kiss, Elizabeth Knox
The Invention of Wings, Sue Monk Kidd
Chapter and Verse, Bernard Sumner Joy Division New Order and Me
All the Light We Cannot See Anthony Doerr
Gunpowder Green
The English Breakfast Murder
Shades of Earl Grey
Death by Darjeeling
The Lady From Zagreb Philip Kerr
The Other Side of Silence Philip Kerr
A Great and Terrible Beauty Libba Bray
The Vintage Teacup Club Vanessa Greene
The Beachside Guesthouse Vanessa Greene
The Forgotten Garden Kate Morton
The Huntingfield Paintress
Great Expectations DIckens
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall Anne Bronte
The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul
The Dalai Lama's Cat and The Art of Purring
Suite Francaise
The Light Years
Crime and Punishment
Sashenka
Grandad's Great Escape
About Grace
Awful Auntie
Salt Creek Lucy Treloar
On Bowie
The Kabul Beauty School
Return to the Little Coffee Shop of Kabul
The Mysterious Benedict Society Trenton Lee Stuart
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'3
'4
John Lennon the Life, Philip Norman
Under The Ivy, Kate Bush
John Lennon's In His Own Write and A Spaniard in the Works
London Was Ours
An East End Farewell
Liverpool Daisy
The Vesuvius Club
The Devil in Amber
A Girl is a Half-formed Thing, Emiar McBride
Jamie Oliver Christmas Cookbook
Tim Book Two Vinyl Adventures - Tim Burgess
Demon Dentist, David Walliams
The Girl on The Train, Paula Hawkins
Mothers Who Can't Love Susan Forward, Phd.
The Midnight Gang, David Walliams
So This Is Permanence, Ian Curtis
Flaubert's Parrot Julian Barnes
Murder on the Orient Express Agatha Cristie
The Lesser Bohemians, Eimear McBride
Mantras and Misdemeanours, Vanessa Williams
The Flight of the Mind, Leonardo Da Vinci, Charles Nicol
Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd Alan Bradley

2017:

The Wise Heart Jack Kornfield
The Common Reader, Virginia Woolf
Chomolungma Sings the Blues
The Murder of Mary Russell, Laurie R King
The Second Common Reader, Virginia Woolf
The London Scene, Virginia Woolf
Children of Liberty, Paullina Simons
Wild Lavender, Belinda Alexandra
Absolute Beginner, Patsy Kensit
Flush, Virginia Woolf
Seven Flowers that Shaped the World, Jennifer Potter
Tune In, the Beatles, Mark Lewishon

coming up:
A Splendour of Letters
Chamomile Mourning
The Teaberry Strangler
The God of Small Things
Labaryinth Kate Mosse
The Bronte Cabinet
Stork Mountain Miroslav Penkov
Charlotte Wood Stella Prize Winner 2016
The Price of Salt, Carol, Patricia Highsmith
Letters to The End of Love
Emily Climbs
Emily's Quest
The Golden Road
Kilmeny of the Orchard
A Tangled Web
Erast Fandorin book 5 / 6 / 7
Women in Love
Lady Chatterly's Lover
The Charleston Bulletin
The Complete Shorter Fiction of VW
The Memory Palace






Wishlist:


Libba Bray Diviners #2 and Gemma Doyle #1
The Winter People
Hotel Babylon
The Cloud Forest
Elena Ferante Series
Anita Shreve
Charlotte Wood The Way of All Things
Eighty Days Matthew Goodwin
Lady Chatterly's Lover DH Lawrence
Women in Love DH Lawrence
Blackout and All Clear Connie Willis
Air Babylon
Phillipa Gregory series,
The Finkler Question,
Aldous Huxley,
Truman Capote,
The English Patient
The Memory Keeper's Daughter
The Forest Lover
The God of Small Things,Arundhati Roy
Two Lives, Vikram Seth
Ruined by Reading A Life In Books
Wittgenstein's Ladder, Marjorie Perloff
Going to Extremes, Nick Middleton (great television series)
The Wonder Spot
The Lovely Bones, Alice Sebold
The Little Friend, Donna Tartt
W Somerset Maugham
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Wild Harmonies Helene Grimaud
Year of Magical Thinking Jean Didion
A Short History of Tractors in Ukranian by Marina Leyweka (?)
Love in the Driest Season, Neely Tucker
A Journey in Winter/ Winter's Journey (Dianne ?)
The Secret History of the Pink Carnation
Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, Mark Haddon
Soul Mountain by Gao Xinran
The Tempest, Shakespeare
Across the Nightingale Floor, Lian Hearn
Absurdistan, Eric Campbell
The Thirteenth Tale
Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen
Ian McEwan Solar, Chesil Beach, ?
The Cursed Child, JK Rowling
World War II London Blitz diary Ruby Side-Thompson
If not, Winter
Helen Forrester Series about Liverpool during WWII
Jodi Picoult


Books that give me nightmares or induce life-threatening symptoms:

Middlemarch, George Eliot
The Ghost Writer, John Harwood
An Imaginary Life, David Malouf
Chaucer
Despite the Barking Dogs

Going to be buried with

The Bronze Horseman
The Bridge to Holy Cross
The Summer Garden
The Diary of Anne Frank
Roses From the Earth
The Magic Pudding
Virginia Woolf: A Biography
Birdsong
AB Patterson; The Banjo's Best-Loved poems
The Girl at the Lion D'Or
Charlotte Grey
Au Reviour Mary Moody
French Women Don't Get Fat
A Wake for the Living
Recollections of Virginia Woolf
The Diary Of Virginia Woolf 1915-
Hidden Music, Rumi
In the Skin of a Lion
All You Who Sleep Tonight
An Equal Music
The Sound of One Hand Clapping
To the Lighthouse
The Waves
Villette
The Ballad of the Sad Cafe
Wuthering Heights
Mrs Dalloway
Sons and Lovers
Harry Potter series
Madame Bovary
The Brothers Karamazov
Silver Brumbies series
Monet
Baudelaire, The Flowers of Evil

Lifetime booklist:

Currently in compilation for publishing
but here are some memorable ones that haven't been forgotten through the years:

The Vampire Diaries LJ Smith
Quidditch Through The Ages JK Rowling
The Magic Faraway Tree series Enid Blyton
Tessa, Barbara Steiner
The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgeson Burnett
A night without Armour - Jewel Kiltcher
With Their Backs to the World & The Bookseller of Kabul Asne Seirstad
Heidi, Johanna Spyri
Black Beauty, Anna Sewell
A Tiger Came to Tea Judith Kerr
All The Hairy MaClary Books by Lynley Dodd
My Three Lives, G.J. Rover
Picasso (the frog who ate jellybeans)
Sebastian Lives in a Hat
Wombat Stew
Room for A Little One
Henry and Amy Right way round and upside down
The Red Tree, Shaun Tan
Brick Lane, Monica Ali
Dibs: In Search of Self, Virginia M Axline
Bridge to Terebithia, Katherine Patterson
Horse Whisperer, Nicolas Evans
Bridget Jones' Diaries, Helen Fielding
The Ousiders SE Hinton
The Banjo's Best Loved Poems, AB Patterson
Robin Hood and His Merrie Men
Helen Forrester Tuppence to Cross the Mersey Series
Pharlap
Unreal, banana peel!
Alright, vegemite!
I'm keen,baked bean!
The Diaries of Adrian Mole, Sue Townsend
One Flew over the Cuckoos Nest
The Whipping Boy, Gabrielle Lord
Fortress,Gabrielle Lord
To Kill A Mocking Bird, Harper Lee
The Crucible
Blinky Bill, Dorothy Wall
Pugwall, Margaret Clark
The Chocolate War
The Secret Island, Enid Blyton
Doctor Zhivago, Boris Pasternak
Not Without My Daughter, Betty Mahmoody
Princess & Princess Sultana's Daughters, Jean.P Sasson
The Diary of Anne Frank: The Definitive Edition
The Vodka Dialogue, Kirsty Brooks
Bad Boy, Olivia Goldsmith
The Yellow Wallpaper, Charlotte Perkins Gilman
The Tiger Who Came to Tea Judith Kerr
Stealing Beauty,
Jonathan's Story, Anne ?
The Very Hungry Caterpillar, & others, Eric Carle
The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
Anne Of Green Gables series, LM Montgomery
Emily of New Moon LM Montgomery
Emily's Quest "
Emily Climbs "
The Road to Yesterday "
The Golden Road "
The Man from Snowy River
Girls' Night In
Hating Alison Ashley, Robin Klein
Meg and Mog
Grug
Emily Rodda
Witches, James and the Giant Peach,
Fantastic Mr Fox,
Danny Champion of the World,Roald Dahl
Paul Jennings
Mem Fox
Storm Boy, Colin Theile
Round the Twist, Paul Jennings
It's Not the End of the World, Judy Blume
Zlata's Diary
Tomorrow When the War Began Series, John Marsden (& others)
Patricia Cornwell's Kay Scarpetta Series
Tully, Paullina Simons
Red Leaves, Paullina Simons
Kane and Abel, Jeffery Archer
Notes from a Small Country, Bill Bryson
A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bill Bryson
Captain Correli's Mandolin, Louis de B
Chocolat, Joanne Harris
Like Water for Chocolate, Laura Esquivel
Horse Stories for girls, Enid Blyton
Animal Rescue series (Arden races horses, raises wild
leopard cubs)
The Munch Bunch
(Thredbo) Survivor, Stuart Diver
Artemis Fowl,Eoin Cofer
The Faraway Tree series
Sophie's World, Jostein Gaarder
Paris, Lonely Planet
London and Britain, Lonely Planet
Prague, Lonely Planet
The Potato Factory, Thomo and Hawk, Solomon's Song, Bryce Courtenay
April Fool's Day, Bryce Courtenay
Matthew Flinders' Cat, Bryce Courtenay
The Power of One & Tandia, Bryce Courtenay
The Night Country, Bryce Courtenay
Jessica, Bryce Courtenay
Gillian Rubenstein
The Silver Brumby Series Elayne Mitchell
The Shipping News Annie Proulx







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