Reading List

2012-04-08 21.48.12

  1. A Proper Education for Girls – Elaine di Rollo (required course reading)
  2. This is Not About Me – Janice Galloway (required course reading)
  3. American Gods – Neil Gaiman (new discovery)
  4. Me Cheetah – James Lever (required course reading, not read it entirely but I will revisit…)
  5. The Suspicions of Mr Whicher – Kate Summerscale (recommended by David Miller – loved it)
  6. A Lie About My Father – John Burnside (required course reading)
  7. A Fraction of the Whole – Steve Toltz (recommended by Waterstones staff who is also on course – utterly fabby)
  8. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood (been on my to read pile for a thousand years)
  9. At My Mother’s Knee and Other Low Joints – Paul O’Grady (required course reading)
  10. The Broken World – Tim Etchells (recommended course reading – loved it)
  11. The Broken Window – Jeffery Deaver (random selection from my to read pile)
  12. Little Face – Sophie Hannah (Sam Kelly recommendation based on mentor session)
  13. The Private Patient – PD James (random selection from to read pile which now has snow on the top)
  14. The Way Home – George Pelecanos (new discovery)
  15. Cover Her Face – PD James (selection from ‘to-read’ pile which is suffering from climate damage and the snow is melting people, the snow is melting)
  16. The Road – Cormac McCarthy (new discovery – amazing)
  17. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius – Dave Eggers (colleague and course recommendation)
  18. The Devil’s Footprints – John Burnside (had to read autobiog for class – autobio’s not being my bag – and loved this so much)
  19. The Fantastic Book of Everybody’s Secrets – Sophie Hannah (short story collection)
  20. Post Office – Charles Bukowski (Christmas present from dearly far flung)
  21. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil – John Berendt (strong recommendation from friend who loved the movie)
  22. The Buddha of Suburbia – Hanif Kureishi (selection from ENORMOUS reading pile)
  23. The Testament of Gideon Mack – James Robertson (first book of the new writer in residence I have read – definitely not the last)
  24. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Steig Larsson (had to check out what all the fuss was)
  25. The Girl who Played with Fire – Steig Larsson (better than the first)
  26. The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest – Steig Larsson (I had to complete the loop)
  27. Brooklyn – Colm Toibin (3 for 2 addiction purchase)
  28. Nights at the Circus – Angela Carter (fellow student recommendation – loved it)
  29. Driftnet – Lyn Anderson (guest speaker about crime research on course)
  30. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd – Agatha Christie (audiobook)
  31. The Black Dahlia – James Ellroy (audiobook)
  32. The Book of Lost Things – John Connolly (audiobook)
  33. The Distant Echo – Val McDermid (audiobook)
  34. Shutter Island – Dennis Lehane (audiobook)
  35. 2666 – Roberto Bolaño (I am so in love with this book and this writing)
  36. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Steig Larsson (audiobook)
  37. The Girl who Played with Fire – Steig Larsson (audiobook)
  38. The Girl who Kicked the Hornets nest – Steig Larsson (audiobook)
  39. Under the Dome – Stephen King (first successful reading on pocket size Sony Reader)
  40. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao – Junot Diaz (loved, loved, loved)
  41. All four Twilight books. In one day. In my defence I was unwell in bed…oh go ahead and judge me! I will never be clean again
  42. Haroun and the Sea of Stories – Salman Rushdie
  43. Of Love and other Demons – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  44. Shakespeare – Bill Bryson (audio book)
  45. The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  46. Meetings with Remarkable Men – G.I. Gurdjieff (ugh!)
  47. The Big Sleep – Raymond Chandler (research for writing project)
  48. The Queen of Whale Cay – Kate Summerscale
  49. The Rise of the Indian Rope Trick – Peter Lamont
  50. The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
  51. What I Talk about When I Talk about Running – Haruki Murakami
  52. Today – David Miller
  53. The Accidental – Ali Smith (so good they should have named it The Accidental, The Accidental)
  54. In Cold Blood – Truman Capote
  55. Drown – Junot Diaz
  56. Skellig – David Almond
  57. Dusty Answer – Rosamond Lehmann
  58. The Sea – John Banville – very enjoyable
  59. Hotel World – Ali Smith
  60. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close – Jonathan Safran Foer
  61. Everything is Illuminated – Jonathan Safran Foer (and I am going to re-read it immediately – superb)
  62. The Sense of an Ending – Julian Barnes
  63. Invisible Cities – Italo Calvino
  64. The Raw Shark Texts – Steven Hall
  65. A Visit from the Goon Squad – Jennifer Egan
  66. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry – Rachel Joyce
  67. The Blue Book – AL Kennedy
  68. Talking to the Dead – Barbara Weisberg
  69. Larry’s Party – Carol Shields
  70. The Year of Magical Thinking – Joan Didion
  71. A Summer of Drowning – John Burnside
  72. There but for the – Ali Smith
  73. The Panopticon – Jenni Fagan
  74. Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Truman Capote (loved the different ending from the movie)
  75. The Moonstone – Wilkie Collins (audio book and bloody excellent)
  76. Remainder – Tom McCarthy (audio book)
  77. Faceless Killers – Henning Mankell (audio book)
  78. Before the Frost – Henning Mankell (audio book)
  79. Beyond Black – Hilary Mantel (audio book)
  80. Firewall – Henning Mankell (audio book)
  81. The Brooklyn Follies – Paul Auster (audio book)
  82. The Fifth Woman – Henning Mankell (audio book)
  83. The Fellowship of the Ring – Tolkien (audio book)
  84. The White Lioness – Henning Mankell (audio book)
  85. Wolf Hall – Hilary Mantel (audio book)
  86. Monsieur Pain – Roberto Bolano
  87. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle – Haruki Murakami (audio book)
  88. Fludd – Hilary Mantel (audio book)
  89. The Time Keeper – Mitch Albom (audio book)
  90. Bryant & May Off the Rails – Christopher Fowler (audio book)
  91. The Accidental – Ali Smith (audio book)
  92. The Private Patient – PD James (audio book)
  93. Glister – John Burnside
  94. The Cleaner of Chartres – Salley Vickers
  95. And the Land Lay Still – James Robertson – bloody brilliant
  96. Homer’s Odyssey (audio book)
  97. The Testament of Mary – Colm Tóibín
  98. A Brief History of Diaries – Alexandra Johnson
  99. A Tale for the Time Being – Ruth Ozeki
  100. The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
  101. The White Tiger – Aravind Adiga
  102. The Luminaries – Eleanor Catton
  103. The Secret History – Donna Tartt
  104. The Hundred Year Old Man – Jonas Jonasson
  105. Chronicle of a Death Foretold – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  106. The New York Trilogy – Paul Auster
  107. The Shock of the Fall – Nathan Flier
  108. Never Mind – Edward St Aubyn
  109. The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt
  110. The Summer Book – Tove Jansson
  111. The Stand – Stephen King (audiobook)
  112. Elizabeth is Missing – Emma Healey
  113. After Me Comes the Flood – Sarah Perry
  114. The Name of the Rose – Umberto Eco (audiobook)
  115. Kafka on the Shore – Haruki Murakami (audiobook)
  116. The Blind Assassin – Margaret Atwood (audiobook) – forgot how much I love this book
  117. Four Patricia Cornwell audiobooks
  118. Three Ian Rankin audiobooks
  119. The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro audiobook
  120. My Year of Meats – Ruth Ozeki audiobook
  121. 1Q84 – Haruki Murakam audiobook
  122. The Complete Sherlock Holmes – Arthur Conan Doyle audiobook
  123. All John Connolly books in audio
  124. All PD James books in audio
  125. Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell – Susanna Clarke audiobook
  126. The Cuckoo’s Calling – Robert Galbraith
  127. The Silkworm – Robert Galbraith
  128. Hearts in Atlantis – Stephen King (again and again)

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