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From Derby, Derbyshire United Kingdom
Age 42
Joined Tuesday, August 20, 2002
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I had a long break from BookCrossing, but started again in 2020. I'm not sure why the long break, to be honest, but this is still such a good idea. During a declutter bootcamp in 2020 I realised that a lot of the books living on my shelves will probably never be re-read and I decided to start re-homing them to make room for the books I really love. New books that I've bought and read and also don't fall in love with now get registered and released, hopefully to someone who will enjoy them more. I’m excited to start releasing books again and getting involved in the BookCrossing community.

As well as paperbacks and hardbacks, I read a lot of books on my Kindle and listen to audiobooks. I often read books from award lists, e.g. Women's Prize for Fiction; Hugo Award; Nebula Award; Booker Prize. If I register books these days, it's usually because I intend to release them.

I have an instagram account where I review the books I read:

Books read in 2022:

1. Summer by Ali Smith
2. Songs in Ursa Major by Emma Brodie
3. The Night Hawks by Elly Griffiths
4. Empire of the Vampire by Jay Kristoff
5. Doomsday Book by Connie Willis

Books read in 2021:

1. Lampedusa by Steven Price
2. Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
3. A Life on Our Planet by David Attenborough
4. Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
5. Ghosts by Dolly Alderton
6. The Mothers by Sarah J. Naughton
7. Some Kids I Taught and What They Taught Me by Kate Clanchy
8. Educated by Tara Westover
9. Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty
10. Dinner With Edward by Isabel Vincent
11. Charlotte by Helen Moffett
12. The Heroes by Joe Abercrombie
13. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
14. Winter by Ali Smith
15. Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
16. The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargreave
17. The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman
18. Summerwater by Sarah Moss
19. The Mermaid of Black Conch by Monique Roffey
20. Red Country by Joe Abercrombie
21. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
22. How Much of These Hills is Gold by C Pam Zhang
23. Exciting Times by Naoise Dolan
24. Wilding by Isabella Tree
25. No One is Too Small to Make a Difference by Greta Thunberg
26. Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
27. Burnt Sugar by Avni Doshi
28. Piranesi by Susanna Clarke
29. Last One at the Party by Bethany Clift
30. The Lantern Men by Elly Griffiths
31. Luster by Raven Leilani
32. This Is How You Lose the Time War by Max Gladstone and Amal El-Mohtar
33. Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi
34. Gardening for Bumblebees by Dave Goulson
35. The Unpassing by Chia-Chia Lin
36. The Hiding Game by Naomi Wood
37. You Have to Make Your Own Fun Around Here by Frances Macken
38. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
39. The Duke and I by Julia Quinn
40. Hot Milk by Deborah Levy
41. Unsettled Ground by Claire Fuller
42. Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss
43. The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn
44. No One Is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood
45. The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
46. Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie
47. Beach Read by Emily Henry
48. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
49. All Systems Red by Martha Wells
50. Blood of Elves by Andrzej Sapkowski
51. The Kingdoms by Natasha Pulley
52. Slow River by Nicola Griffith
53. An Offer from a Gentleman by Julia Quinn
54. Tender is the Flesh by Agustina Bazterrica
55. Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
56. Cecily by Annie Garthwaite
57. It's All in Your Head by Suzanne O'Sullivan
58. Devil in Disguise by Lisa Kleypas
59. The Margot Affair by Sanae Lemoine
60. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte
61. The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
62. Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam
63. Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 by Cho Nam-Joo
64. A Room With a View by E.M. Forster
65. The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
66. Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney
67. Spring by Ali Smith
68. Romancing Mr. Bridgerton by Julia Quinn
69. Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid
70. The Lying Life of Adults by Elena Ferrante
71. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
72. What's Left of Me is Yours by Stephanie Scott
73. The Assassin's Blade by Sarah J. Maas
74. Ariadne by Jennifer Saint
75. Bombshell by Sarah Maclean
76. The Fell by Sarah Moss
77. Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart
78. To Sir Philip, With Love by Julia Quinn

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