Yearly Reading: Kirsty

2017:

1. Where Am I Now?: True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame – Mara Wilson *****review
2. Five Go Parenting – Bruno Vincent **** – review
3. The PowerBook – Jeanette Winterson *****
4. The One Hundred Nights of Hero – Isabel Greenberg *****
5. The Virago Book of Wanderlust and Dreams – ed. Lisa St. Aubin de Teran ****
6. Five Go on a Strategy Away Day – Bruno Vincent *** – review
7. Tru & Nelle – G. Neri **** – review
8. Faces in the Water – Janet Frame *****review
9. An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination – Elizabeth McCracken ***** (reread) – review
10. Strange Things: The Malevolent North in Canadian Literature – Margaret Atwood **** – review
11. The Provincial Lady Goes Further – E.M. Delafield ****
12. Foraging – Joy Howard ***
13. The Vegetarian – Han Kang *** – review
14. The Lonely City: Adventures in Being Alone – Olivia Laing **** – review
15. The Lighthouse – Paco Roca ***
16. Buddha Da – Anne Donovan ****
17. The Race of the Birkebeiners – Lise Lunge Larsen ****
18. Diving Into the Wreck – Adrienne Rich ****
19. Eloise – Kay Thompson ****
20. Live or Die – Anne Sexton ***
21. The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories – Agatha Christie *****
22. The Life and Death of Harriett Frean – May Sinclair ***** (reread)
23. The Romantic – May Sinclair *****
24. The Girl on the Stairs – Louise Welsh ****
25. The Scarlet Pimpernel – Emmuska Orczy ***
26. Child of All Nations – Irmgard Keun *****
27. Mrs Fox – Sarah Hall ****
28. The Book of Snow – Robert Seatter ***
29. Katherine Mansfield and the Art of the Short Story – Gerri Kimber ****
30. A Visit to William Blake’s Inn – Nancy Willard ****
31. A Woman’s Story – Annie Ernaux **** – review
32. The Thirteen Problems – Agatha Christie ****
33. The Tree of Heaven – May Sinclair *****
34. Fever Dream – Samanta Schweblin **** – review
35. The Housekeeper and the Professor – Yoko Ogawa **** – review
36. A Grief Observed – C.S. Lewis **** – review
37. The Provincial Lady in America – E.M. Delafield ****
38. Island of Dreams: A Personal History of a Remarkable Place – Dan Boothby ***
39. The Provincial Lady in Russia – E.M. Delafield ****
40. The World According to Bob – James Bowen ***
41. The Samurai’s Garden – Gail Tsukiyama ****
42. Rescuing the Spectacled Bear: A Peruvian Diary – Stephen Fry ***
43. The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: The Mysterious Howling – Maryrose Wood ****
44. Tutti’s Promise – K. Heidi Fishman ***
45. The Shining – Stephen King **
46. Idaho – Emily Ruskovitch ****
47. The Urewera Notebook – Katherine Mansfield ****
48. The Best of Aubrey Beardsley – Kenneth Clark ***
49. The Song of the Stork – Stephan Collison ****
50. Leaving Home – Anita Brookner ****
51. The Best We Could Do – Thi Bui ***
52. The First Person and Other Stories – Ali Smith ***** (reread)
53. The Whole Story and Other Stories – Ali Smith ***** (reread)
54. The Quiet Room – Lori Schiller **** – review
55. A Life Discarded – Alexander Masters ***
56. Letters to Helen – Edward Thomas *****
57. The Sunlight Pilgrims – Jenni Fagan ****
58. The Dumb House – John Burnside *****
59. Fire in the Blood – Irene Nemirovsky ***** (reread) – review
60. The Cutting Room – Louise Welsh ***
61. Sights Unseen – Kaye Gibbons ****
62. A Room of One’s Own – Virginia Woolf ***** (reread)
63. The Tiny Wife – Andrew Kaufman **** (reread)
64. A Complicated Kindness – Miriam Toews *****
65. Irma Voth – Miriam Toews ****
66. Lost in Translation – Ella Frances Sanders *****
67. The Life of Rebecca Jones – Angharad Price ****
68. Let Me Tell You About a Man I Knew – Susan Fletcher ****
69. The Accusation – Bandi **** – review
70. The Girl Who Ruled Fairyland for a Little While – Catherynne M. Valente ****
71. Pond – Claire-Louise Bennett **
72. The River King – Alice Hoffman ****
73. The Longest Night – Otto de Kat ** – review
74. A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing – Eimear McBride ***
75. The Matchmaker of Perigord – Julia Stuart ***** review
76. A Kind of Intimacy – Jenn Ashworth ****
77. Mr Bennett and Mrs Brown – Virginia Woolf *****
78. The Provincial Lady in Wartime – E.M. Delafield ****
79. Victorian Photographs of Famous Men and Fair Women – Julia Margaret Cameron ****
80. Dancing Cats and Neglected Murderesses – Edward Gorey ****
81. Millais’ Collected Illustrations – John Everett Millais *****
82. The Tiny One – Eliza Minot ****
83. Falling Awake – Alice Oswald ****
84. Monsters – Emerald Fennell **** – review
85. The Beasts Who Fought for Fairyland Until the Very End and Further Still – Catherynne M. Valente *****
86. The Hours – Michael Cunningham *****
87. The Devil’s Footprints – John Burnside **
88. The Sea Garden – H.D. **** (reread)
89. The Virago Book of Women Travellers – ed. Mary Morris **** – review
90. The Flaw in the Crystal – May Sinclair ****
91. After Alice – Gregory Maguire ****
92. Charlotte – David Foenkinos ***
93. Flaneuse – Lauren Elkin ****
94. The Grand Inquisitor – Fyodor Dostoevsky ***
95. Some Imagist Poets: An Anthology ***
96. The Tale of Mr. Peter Brown – Vita Sackville-West ***
97. Wet Magic – E. Nesbit ***
98. Superseded – May Sinclair ****
99. Fell – Jenn Ashworth ****
100. Manderley Forever: A Biography of Daphne du Maurier – Tatiana de Rosnay **** – review
101. The Natural Way of Things – Charlotte Wood **** – review
102. A Lesson Before Dying – Ernest J. Gaines **
103. The Artist of Disappearance – Anita Desai ****
104. South of the Border, West of the Sun – Haruki Murakami *** – review
105. The Midwich Cuckoos – John Wyndham *****review
106. Closed Doors – Lisa O’Donnell ***
107. Wasted – Marya Hornbacher *****review
108. We Should All Be Feminists – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie ***
109. The Apple Fall – Helen Dunmore ****
110. Samarkand – Kate Clanchy ****
111. Signs for Lost Children – Sarah Moss ****
112. Kissing the Witch – Emma Donoghue ****
113. Grimm Tales – Carol Ann Duffy ***
114. A Working Mother – Agnes Owens ****
115. For the Love of Willie – Agnes Owens ***
116. Jen’s Party – Agnes Owens ***
117. Molly Fox’s Birthday – Deirdre Madden **** (reread)
118. For a Flower Album – Colette **** – review
119. Paintings – Vincent Van Gogh ****
120. The Empress and the Cake – Linda Stift *** – review
121. Pygmalion – George Bernard Shaw ****
122. Swing Low – Miriam Toews ****
123. Home Ground – ed. Louise Welsh and Zoe Strachan ***
124. Geek Love – Katherine Dunn ***
125. Being Emily – Anne Donovan *****
126. Reservoir 13 – Jon McGregor ***** review
127. The Harsh Voice – Rebecca West *****
128. Ghachar Ghochar – Vivek Shanhbag **** – review
129. A Train in Winter – Caroline Moorehead ****
130. The Wind Off the Small Isles – Mary Stewart ****
131. All My Pretty Ones – Anne Sexton *****
132. The Other Mrs Walker – Mary Paulson-Ellis ****
133. Look at Me – Anita Brookner **** – review
134. When the Wind Blows – Raymond Briggs ****
135. Look at Me – Sarah Duguid **** – review
136. The Tin-Kin – Eleanor Thom **
137. No One Belongs Here More Than You – Miranda July ** (reread)
138. Les Enfants Terribles – Jean Cocteau **** – review
139. The Arrival – Shaun Tan ****
140. The Theatre Cat – Noel Streatfeild ****
141. The August Birds – Octavia Cade ****
142. Thalia – Frances Faviell *****review
143. I Saw a Man – Owen Sheers *** – review
144. The High Places – Fiona McFarlane ****
145. The Lighthouse – P.D. James ***
146. The Dark Circle – Linda Grant ** – review
147. The Tysons – May Sinclair ****
148. The Ordinary Woman and the Unquiet Emperor – Catherynne M. Valente ****
149. Snow Day – Catherynne M. Valente ****
150. Orchard and Vineyard – Vita Sackville-West ***
151. Fellside – M.R. Carey **
152. The Year of Living Danishly – Helen Russell **** – review
153. Our Tragic Universe – Scarlett Thomas ****
154. Begin Again – Ursula Orange *****
155. The Bread We Eat in Dreams – Catherynne M. Valente ****
156. Me Talk Pretty One Day – David Sedaris ****
157. Lavinia – George Sand **** – review
158. Bridget Jones’s Baby – Helen Fielding ***
159. Strait is the Gate – Andre Gide *****review
160. Stormy Petrel – Mary Stewart ****
161. One – Sarah Crossan ****
162. Stories of Motherhood – ed. Diana Secker Tesdell ****
163. Larchfield – Polly Clark ***
164. They Do It With Mirrors – Agatha Christie ***
165. The Uninvited – Liz Jensen ****
166. Love and Laughter in the Time of Chemotherapy – Manjusha Pawagi ****
167. Lullabies for Little Criminals – Heather O’Neill **
168. Thunder on the Right – Mary Stewart ****
169. Suite Francaise – Irene Nemirovsky ***** (reread)
170. The Second Plane – Martin Amis ****
171. A Little Love, A Little Learning – Nina Bawden ****
172. The Orange Grove – Larry Tremblay *** – review
173. Happyslapped by a Jellyfish – Karl Pilkington ***
174. A Pocket Full of Rye – Agatha Christie ***
175. Unless – Carol Shields ****
176. Plain Girl – Arthur Miller **** – review
177. St Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves – Karen Russell ***
178. Slightly Foxed, No. 45 ****
179. The Reluctant Fundamentalist – Mohsin Hamid **** – review
180. In a Land of Paper Gods – Rebecca Mackenzie ***
181. The Vanishing of Audrey Wilde – Eve Chase ***** review
182. A Card from Angela Carter – Susannah Clapp ***
183. Spring: An Anthology for the Changing Seasons – ed. Melissa Harrison ****
184. Games at Twilight – Anita Desai ****
185. Rain: Four Walks in English Weather – Melissa Harrison ****
186. Man at the Helm – Nina Stibbe **
187. Harmless Like You – Rowan Hisayo Buchanan ****
188. The Suitcase – Sergei Dovlatov *** – review
189. The Animals in That Country – Margaret Atwood ****
190. Family and Friends – Anita Brookner ***
191. The Perfect Girl – Gilly Macmillan **
192. Linnea in Monet’s Garden – Christina Bjork ***
193. Into the Water – Paula Hawkins ****
194. Dream Work – Mary Oliver ***
195. Curious George – H.E. Rey ****
196. The Screwtape Letters – C.S. Lewis **
197. Eating Animals – Jonathan Safran Foer **** – review
198. A Summer Bird-Cage – Margaret Drabble ****
199. The Mirror Crack’d From Side to Side – Agatha Christie ****
200. It’s Not Yet Dark – Simon Fitzmaurice ****
201. Paddington’s Finest Hour – Michael Bond ****
202. The Diaries of Sylvia Townsend Warner – ed. Claire Harman ****
203. Every Eye – Isobel English *****review
204. A Room with a View – E.M. Forster *****
205. The Immoralist – Andre Gide *****review
206. All the Beloved Ghosts – Alison MacLeod ****
207. Exit West – Mohsin Hamid ****
208. Romantic Moderns – Alexandra Harris ****
209. Other Stories and Other Stories – Ali Smith *****
210. Between the Acts – Virginia Woolf ***** (reread)
211. The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum – Heinrich Boll ** – review
212. Hotel Iris – Yoko Ogawa **** – review
213. The Stranger – Albert Camus **** – review
214. If I May – A.A. Mine ***
215. In the Springtime of the Year – Susan Hill ** – review
216. The Tidal Zone – Sarah Moss *****review
217. Adulthood is a Myth – Sarah Andersen ****
218. The Ballroom – Anna Hope ***
219. Veil: Object Lessons – Rakia Zakaria ****
220. Morningstar – Ann Hood ****
221. Hitler’s Forgotten Children – Ingrid von Oelhafen ****
222. The Lessons – Naomi Alderman ****
223. This Rough Magic – Mary Stewart ****
224. That Glimpse of Truth: 100 of the Finest Short Stories Ever Written – ed. David Miller **** (reread) – review
225. The Beauty and the Beast – Gabrielle Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve **** – review
226. Sylvia Plath: Poems Selected by Ted Hughes ***** (reread)
227. The Innocent Mrs. Duff – Elisabeth Sanxay Holding ***** review
228. The Holiday – Richmal Crompton *****review
229. Written on the Body – Jeanette Winterson ***** (reread)
230. A Caribbean Mystery – Agatha Christie ***
231. The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down – Haemin Sunim *** – review
232. The Astonishing Return of Norah Wells – Virginia Macgregor ****
233. The Three Incestuous Sisters – Audrey Niffenegger ****
234. Salvaged Pages: Young Writers’ Diaries of the Holocaust – ed. Alexandra Zapruder ****
235. But You Did Not Come Back – Marceline Loridan-Ivens **** – review
236. Incantation – Alice Hoffman *** – review
237. 13 Little Blue Envelopes – Maureen Johnson ***
238. Revolting Rhymes – Roald Dahl ***** (reread)
239. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine – Gail Honeyman ****
240. Thornyhold – Mary Stewart ****
241. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness – Arundhati Roy **
242. Seconds to Snap – Tina McGuff ***
243. The Blank Wall – Elisabeth Sanxay Holding ****
244. The Graphic Canon, Volume One ****
245. Anne Severn and the Fieldings – May Sinclair ****
246. Summer – Laurie Lee ****
247. The Ice Museum – Joanna Kavenna ***
248. Love – Jeanette Winterson *****
249. Home – Salman Rushdie ****
250. Flesh of the Peach – Helen McClory *** – review
251. Ghostwalk – Rebecca Stott **
252. Time Will Darken It – William Maxwell *****
253. The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories: Volume One – Joseph Gordon-Levitt ***** (reread)
254. The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories: Volume Two – Joseph Gordon-Levitt ***** (reread)
255. The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories: Volume Three – Joseph Gordon-Levitt ***** (reread)
256. The Rainbow and the Rose – E. Nesbit ***
257. All the Good Things – Clare Fisher ***
258. We All Begin as Strangers – Harriet Cummings **
259. Zella Sees Herself – E.M. Delafield ***
260. At Bertram’s Hotel – Agatha Christie ***
261. Providence – Anita Brookner ****
262. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – Rebecca Skloot ****
263. The Hearing Trumpet – Leonora Carrington ****
264. The Geography of You and Me – Jennifer E. Smith ****
265. Nemesis – Agatha Christie ***
266. Sleeping Murder – Agatha Christie ****
267. This Must Be the Place – Maggie O’Farrell *****
268. Forest Dark – Nicole Krauss ****
269. Selling Manhattan – Carol Ann Duffy *** (reread)
270. Tamburlaine Must Die – Louise Welsh ***
271. Selected Poems – Sylvia Townsend Warner ***
272. The Distance Between Us – Maggie O’Farrell ****
273. Reading & Writing – V.S. Naipaul *** – review
274. The Pumpkin Eater – Penelope Mortimer **** (reread) – review
275. The Hunt in the Forest – John Burnside ****
276. Bone – Yrsa Daley-Ward **** – review
277. Wolfwatching – Ted Hughes **
278. Feather – Cao Wenxuan *** – review
279. Falling Slowly – Anita Brookner *** – review
280. Take Courage – Samantha Ellis **** – review
281. Take Back Your Freedom – Winifred Holtby ****
282. Good Charlotte – Carol Beach York ****
283. The Power – Naomi Alderman *** – review
284. Hunt the Slipper – Violet Trefusis ****
285. The Dedalus Book of Finnish Fantasy – ed. Johanna Sinisalo **** – review
286. Mend the Living – Maylis de Kerangal *** – review
387. The Red Parts: Autobiography of a Trial – Maggie Nelson **** – review
288 The Evening Chorus – Helen Humphreys ****
289. Swallowdale – Arthur Ransome ****
290. Photographers A-Z – ed. Hans-Michael Koetzle ****
291. Red as Blood and White as Bone – Theodora Goss ***
292. Lady Stuff: Secrets to Being a Woman – Loryn Brantz ***
293. Therese – Francois Mauriac **** – review
294. Harriet – Elizabeth Jenkins *****
295. Oystercatchers – Susan Fletcher *****
296. The Upstairs Room – Kate Murray-Browne ****
297. The Little Book of Hygge – Meik Wiking **** – review
298. There’s Someone Inside Your House – Stephanie Perkins ****
299. Dockwood – Jon McNaught **** – review (BookTube)
300. Merlin Bay – Richmal Crompton ****
301. Madonna in a Fur Coat – Sabahattin Ali *** – review
302. Poor Folk – Fyodor Dostoevsky **** – review
303. The Wonder – Emma Donoghue ***
304. The Tree House – Kathleen Jamie ***
305. If This is a Woman – Sarah Helm ***** review
306. Skim – Mariko Tamaki **** – review
307. Reasons She Goes to the Woods – Deborah Kay Davies **** – review
308. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls – Elena Favalli and Francesca Cavallo **** – review
309. Summer Days & Summer Nights: Twelve Summer Romances – ed. Stephanie Perkins *** – review
310. The Nanny Diaries – Nicola Kraus and Emma McLaughlin *** – review
311. La Fin de La Nuit – Francois Mauriac **
312. Jamilia – Chingiz Aitmatov ****
313. Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies – J.K. Rowling **
315. The Graphic Art of Mary Cassatt ****
316. The Hours Before Dawn – Celia Fremlin **** – review
317. An Invisible Sign of My Own – Aimee Bender ****
318. Mirror Shoulder Signal – Dorthe Nors ** – review
319. The Society of the Crossed Keys – Stefan Zweig **** – review
320. The Durrells of Corfu – Michael Haag ***
321. Mischling – Affinity Konar **
322. Selected Stories – Willa Cather ****
323. Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers – Mary Roach **
324. Villa America – Liza Klaussmann ***
325. All We Saw – Anne Michaels ****
326. I Found My Tribe – Ruth Fitzmaurice *** – review
327. Hortense and the Shadow – Natalia O’Hara ****
328. Wildfire at Midnight – Mary Stewart ***
329. The Lying Game – Ruth Ware ****
330. The Lover’s Dictionary – David Levithan ****
331. May We Shed These Human Bodies – Amber Sparks *****review
332. Reading the World – Ann Morgan ** – review
333. A Year in Provence – Peter Mayle ****
334. Apple Tree Yard – Louise Doughty ***
335. Keeping Henry – Nina Bawden *** – review
336. There May Be Danger – Ianthe Jerrold ***
337. The Hidden Room – Stella Duffy **** – review
338. The Lycian Shore – Freya Stark ****
339. The End We Start From – Megan Hunter ****
340. The Growing Season – Helen Sedgwick ****
341. The Selected Stories of Sylvia Townsend Warner ****
342. A Novel Bookstore – Laurence Cosse ***** – review
343. Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty – Ramona Ausubel *****review
344. The Reason I Jump – Naoki Higashida ***
345. The Tiny Tale of Little Pea – Davide Cali ****
346. Ariel’s Gift – Erica Wagner ****
347. The Park Bench – Christophe Chaboute ****
348. Lewis Carroll, Photographer – Roger Taylor ****
349. The Roanoke Girls – Amy Engel **
350. The Seven Dials Mystery – Agatha Christie **
351. And Now You Can Go – Vendela Vida ****
352. Daughter Buffalo – Janet Frame ***
353. The Singing Bones – Shaun Tan **** – review
354. The Road – Cormac McCarthy ****
355. Audubon: On the Wings of the World – Fabien Grolleau ***
356. The Secret Life and Curious Death of Miss Jean Milne – Andrew Nicoll ***
357. For Want of Water and Other Poems – Sasha Pimentel ****
358. The Lost Daughter Collective – Lindsey Drager *****review
359. Will You Please Be Quiet, Please? – Raymond Carver ***
360. The Silent Companions – Laura Purcell ****
361. An Account of the Decline of the Great Auk, According to One Who Saw It – Jessie Greengrass **** – review
362. Signs Preceding the End of the World – Yuri Herrera **** – review
363. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry – Rachel Joyce ****
364. Good Me, Bad Me – Ali Land **
365. One of Ours – Willa Cather ****
366. Peach – Emma Glass ****
367. Depression and Other Magic Tricks – Sabrina Benaim **** – review
368. The Beautiful Bureaucrat – Helen Phillips ***
369. Euphoria – Lily King ***
370. The Best Women’s Travel Writing: Volume II – ed. Lavinia Spalding **** – review
371. The Rules of Magic – Alice Hoffman ****
372. The Burning Girl – Claire Messud ****
373. My Absolute Darling – Gabriel Tallent ***
374. Wicked Wonders – Ellen Klages ***
375. Rosemary’s Baby – Ira Levin ****
376. The Art of Vanishing: A Memoir of Wanderlust – Laura Smith ****
377. Tin Man – Sarah Winman ****
378. The End of Days – Jenny Erpenbeck ****
379. Girlfriend in a Coma – Douglas Coupland ** – review
380. Letters from Klara – Tove Jansson ***** review
381. Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy ****
382. In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom – Yeonmi Park **** – review
383. The Little Red Wolf – Amelie Flechais ****
384. The Willow Cabin – Pamela Frankau ****
385. Ms Ice Sandwich – Mieko Kawakami ****
386. The Room of Lost Things – Stella Duffy ***
387. A Lifetime Burning – Linda Gillard **
388. The Still Storm – Francoise Sagan **** – review
389. White Mountain: Real and Imagined Journeys in the Himalayas – Robert Twigger ** – review
390. The Wheel Spins – Ethel Lina White *****
391. Triumph and Disaster – Stefan Zweig ****
392. Monsieur, Or the Prince of Darkness – Lawrence Durrell ***
393. The Ivy Tree – Mary Stewart ****
394. Live Lagom – Anna Brones ** – review
395. The Chrysalids – John Wyndham ****
396. Are You My Mother? – Alison Bechtel **
397. Hieroglyphics and Other Stories – Anne Donovan ****
398. Rooms – Lauren Oliver ****
399. Eventide – Therese Bohman ****
400. Odette: A Fairy Tale for Weary People – Ronald Firbank ***
401. Genuine Fraud – E. Lockhart ****
402. The Blue Afternoon – William Boyd ****
403. Black Rabbit Hall – Eve Chase ****
404. A Misalliance – Anita Brookner ***
405. The Visitors – Catherine Burns ***
406. The Life and Death of Harriett Frean – May Sinclair ***** (reread)
407. The Wine Lover’s Daughter – Anne Fadiman ***
408. Memorial – Alice Oswald ****
409. The Diary of a Bookseller – Shaun Bythell ****
410. The Witch and Other Stories – Anton Chekhov ****
411. Lagom: The Swedish Secret of Living Well – Lola A. Akerstrom ** – review
412. Gather the Daughters – Jennie Melamed ****
413. The Raqqa Diaries: Escape from ‘Islamic State’ – ‘Samer’ **** – review
414. Two Underdogs and a Cat – Slavenka Drakulic **** – review
415. Demi-Gods – Eliza Robertson ***
416. Verses – Dorothy Whipple Fry ***
417. Patterns of Dissonance – Rosi Braidotti ***
418. The Little Book of Lykke – Meik Wiking ***
419. Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions – Valeria Luiselli **** – review
420. I Know Where She Is – S.B. Caves **
421. The End: Nazi Germany, 1944-45 – Ian Kershaw *****
422. Alfred and Guinevere – James Schuyler *** – review
423. Fear Stalks the Village – Ethel Lina White **
424. Mrs Sartoris – Elke Schmitter **** – review
425. The Green Dwarf – Charlotte Bronte ****
426. The Snow Tourist – Charlie English **** – review
427. The Birth House – Ami McKay **
428. The Blind Owl – Sadeq Hedayat *** – review
429. The Third Class at Miss Kaye’s – Angela Brazil ****
430. Blue Nights – Joan Didion **** – review
431. This Close to Happy: A Reckoning with Depression – Daphne Merkin **** – review
432. I’d Die for You and Other Lost Stories – F. Scott Fitzgerald ****
433. The Bear and the Nightingale – Katherine Arden ***
434. How Not to Be a Boy – Robert Webb **** – review
435. Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew’d – Alan Bradley ****
436. Don’t Go to Sleep in the Dark: Short Stories – Celia Fremlin ***** – review
437. Daphne du Maurier and Her Sisters: The Hidden Lives of Piffy, Bird and Bing – Jane Dunn ****
438. The Little Red Chairs – Edna O’Brien *** – review
439. Little Fires Everywhere – Celeste Ng ****
440. Emmeline Pankhurst – Lisbeth Kaiser ****
441. Dust and Conscience – Truang Tran ****
442. Our Stunning Harvest – Ellen Bass **
443. The Fledgeling – Frances Faviell ****
444. Everybody’s Friend – Raghu Karnad ****
445. Letters of Note – ed. Shaun Usher ****
446. A Snow Garden and Other Stories – Rachel Joyce ****
447. Lady Singham’s Mission Against Love – Snigdha Poona **
448. 150 Years of Solitude: Bolivia’s Dreams of the Sea – Laurence Blair ***
449. White Ghost Girls – Alice Greenway ***
450. Old Christmas – Washington Irving ***
451. Sylvia Townsend Warner: A Biography – Claire Harman ***
452. Stuff I’ve Been Reading – Nick Hornby ***
453. The Year of the Runaways – Sunjeev Sahota ****
454. Sea and Strangers – Lang Leav ***
455. The Standing Chandelier: A Novella – Lionel Shriver ****
456. Love – Hanne Orstavik ***
457. The War-Workers – E.M. Delafield ****
458. Deathless – Catherynne M. Valente ****
459. In Every Moment We Are Still Alive – Tom Malmquist **
460. A Closed Eye – Anita Brookner ****
461. The Secret Life of the Owl – John Lewis-Stempel ****
462. Christmas Tales – Enid Blyton ***
463. Leone Leoni – George Sand *** – review
464. A Boy in Winter – Rachel Seiffert ***
465. 12 Days – ed. Shelley Silas **
466. The Stone Angel – Margaret Laurence ****

 

 

2016:

1. The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat – Oliver Sacks **** – thoughts (BookTube)
2. Pointed Roofs – Dorothy Richardson **** – thoughts (BookTube)
3. Less Than Zero – Bret Easton Ellis ***
4. The Sea House – Esther Freud **** – thoughts (BookTube)
5. Backwater – Dorothy Richardson **** – thoughts (BookTube)
6. Honeycomb – Dorothy Richardson ***
7. Carmilla – Joseph Sheridan le Fanu ****
8. The Well – Elizabeth Jolley **** – thoughts (BookTube)
9. Illness as Metaphor – Susan Sontag ****
10. Aids as Metaphor – Susan Sontag ***
11. Reasons to Stay Alive – Matt Haig ***
12. The Girl in the Red Coat – Kate Hamer ***
13. Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality – Sigmund Freud *
14. Wish Her Safe at Home – Stephen Benatar **** – thoughts (BookTube)
15. Swimming in a Sea of Death – David Rieff ****
16. Dora – Sigmund Freud **
17. The Hunger Angel – Herta Muller ***
18. Gossip from the Forest – Sarah Maitland ***
19. The Yellow Wall-Paper – Charlotte Perkins Gilman **** (re-read)
20. The Wounded Storyteller: Body, Illness, and Ethics – Arthur W. Frank ***
21. Oscar Wilde: A Collection of Wit and Wisdom – Sheridan Morley ***
22. The Marvels – Brian Selznick *****thoughts (BookTube)
23. Reconstructing Illness: Studies in Pathography – Anne Hunsaker Hawkins **
24. On Being Ill – Virginia Woolf ****
25. Letters from Iceland – W.H. Auden and Louis MacNeice **** – thoughts
26. The Sleeping Beauty – Elizabeth Taylor ***
27. Written on the Body – Jeanette Winterson **** – thoughts (BookTube)
28. Like – Ali Smith **** – thoughts (BookTube)
29. Illness – Havi Carel ***
30. A Cross Line – George Egerton ***
31. Chicken with Plums – Marjane Satrapi ***** – thoughts (BookTube)
32. Giving Up the Ghost – Hilary Mantel **** – thoughts (BookTube)
33. The Secret Adversary – Agatha Christie ***** – thoughts (BookTube)
34. Mrs Warren’s Profession – George Bernard Shaw ***
35. Still Missing – Beth Gutcheon ***
36. The Book Collector – Alice Thompson **** – thoughts (BookTube)
37. Love’s Work – Gillian Rose ***
38. The Young Man Who Discovered the Secret of Life and Other Stories – Muriel Spark ***
39. The Atom Station – Halldor Laxness **** – thoughts (BookTube)
40. Love, Sex, Death and Words: Surprising Tales from a Year in Literature – John Sutherland and Stephen Fender ***
41. Moments of Truth: Twelve Twentieth Century Women Writers – Lorna Sage **** – thoughts (BookTube)
42. Our Endless Numbered Days – Claire Fuller **** – thoughts
43. Until Further Notice, I Am Alive – Tom Lubbock **** – thoughts (BookTube)
44. In a Dark, Dark Wood – Ruth Ware **** – thoughts
45. Rasputin: A Short Life – Frances Welch **** – thoughts (BookTube)
46. Hyde Park Gate News – Virginia Woolf, Vanessa Bell and Thoby Stephen **** – thoughts (BookTube)
47. My Katherine Mansfield Project – Kirsty Gunn **** thoughts (BookTube)
48. The Bear – Claire Cameron ***
49. Pure Juliet – Stella Gibbons ***
50. Seeing Voices – Oliver Sacks ***
51. Gertrude – Herman Hesse ***
52. If You Come Softly – Jacqueline Woodson ***
53. Embroideries – Marjane Satrapi ****
54. Featherstone – Kirsty Gunn ***
55. Lady Chatterley’s Lover – D.H. Lawrence ****
56. Decline and Fall – Evelyn Waugh ***
57. Uncommon Arrangements: Seven Marriages in Literary London 1910-1939 – Katie Roiphe **** – thoughts (BookTube)
58. Autobiography of a Face – Lucy Grealy **** – thoughts (BookTube)
59. Orlando – Virginia Woolf **** (re-read) – thoughts (BookTube)
60. This Is Not About Me – Janice Galloway **** – thoughts (BookTube)
61. The Night Bookmobile – Audrey Niffenegger ***
62. Holy Disorders – Edmund Crispin ****
63. Jellyfish – Janice Galloway *****
64. A Very Great Profession: The Women’s Novel 1914-1939 – Nicola Beaumont ****
65. On Sight and Insight – John M. Hull *
66. The Opposite of Loneliness – Marina Keegan ****
67. The Well of Loneliness – Radclyffe Hall ***** – thoughts (BookTube)
68. The Adventuress – Audrey Niffenegger ***
69. A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You – Amy Bloom ***
70. The Lady in the Van – Alan Bennett ****
71. A Woman’s Place: 1910-1975 – Ruth Adam ***
72. The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil – Stephen Collins ***** thoughts (BookTube)
73. Hitler’s Savage Canary: A History of the Danish Resistance in World War II – David Lampe ****- thoughts (BookTube)
74. Brand New Ancients – Kate Tempest ***** thoughts (BookTube)
75. Howards End is on the Landing – Susan Hill ***** thoughts (BookTube)
76. Lighthousekeeping – Jeanette Winterson ***** thoughts (BookTube)
77. All My Puny Sorrows – Miriam Toews ****
78. The Namesake – Jhumpa Lahiri ***** thoughts (BookTube)
79. The Last King of Scotland – Giles Foden ***
80. Murder Underground – Mavis Doriel Hay **** – thoughts (BookTube)
81. Virginia Woolf – Winifred Holtby ***** thoughts (BookTube)
82. Beautiful Girls – Melissa Lee-Houghton ***
83. As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust – Alan Bradley **
84. The French Lieutenant’s Woman – John Fowles **
85. The Gentlewomen – Laura Talbot ****
86. All My Sons – Arthur Miller ****
87. The Bookshop – Penelope Fitzgerald ***** (re-read) – thoughts (BookTube)
88. London War Notes: 1939-1945 – Mollie Panter-Downes **** – thoughts (BookTube)
89. The Gracekeepers – Kirsty Logan ****
90. The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher – Hilary Mantel ****
91. Death by Gaslight – Michael Kurland ***
92. Stone in a Landslide – Maria Barbal ****
93. Night and Day – Virginia Woolf ***** (re-read) – thoughts (BookTube)
94. The House at the Edge of the World – Julia Rochester ***
95. Under Wildwood – Colin Meloy **** – thoughts (BookTube)
96. The Good Neighbour – John Burnside ****
97. Grief is the Thing With Feathers – Max Porter ****
98. Goodbye to All That – Robert Graves ***
99. The Boy Who Could See Death and Other Stories – Salley Vickers **
100. Black Cat Bone – John Burnside ****
101. Blithe Spirit – Noel Coward ****
102. Dinosaurs on Other Planets – Danielle McLaughlin ****
103. House of Exile – Evelyn Juers ***
104. Greengates – R.C. Sherriff **** – thoughts (BookTube)
105. The Looking Glass House – Vanessa Tait ***
106. Lady Rose and Mrs Memmary – Ruby Ferguson **** – thoughts (BookTube)
107. Passchendaele – Nigel Steel and Peter Hart ***
108. The Tusk That Did the Damage – Tania James **** – thoughts
109. Lytton Strachey and the Bloomsbury Group: His Work, Their Influence – Michael Holroyd ***
110. Augustus – John Williams *** – thoughts
111. The Museum of You – Carys Bray **** – thoughts (BookTube)
112. Because of the Lockwoods – Dorothy Whipple *****thoughts (BookTube)
113. Mad, Bad and Sad: A History of Women and the Mind Doctors from 1800 to the Present – Lisa Appignanesi *****
114. Sweet Home – Carys Bray **** – thoughts (BookTube)
115. The Auschwitz Violin – Maria Angels Anglada *** – thoughts
116. Us – David Nicholls **** – thoughts (BookTube)
117. Human Acts – Han Kang **** – thoughts
118. The Outrun – Amy Liptrot **** – thoughts
119. The House in Paris – Elizabeth Bowen *****thoughts (BookTube)
120. The Young Pretenders – Edith Henrietta Fowler **** – thoughts (BookTube)
121. Basil and Josephine – F. Scott Fitzgerald **** – thoughts (BookTube)
122. The Life and Death of Sophie Stark – Anna North ***
123. Recollections of Virginia Woolf – ed. Joan Russell Noble **** – thoughts (BookTube)
124. My American – Stella Gibbons ***
125. At Mrs Lippincote’s – Elizabeth Taylor **** – thoughts (BookTube)
126. The Victorian-Chaise Longue – Marghanita Laski *****  – thoughts (BookTube)
127. The Woman Novelist and Other Stories – Diana Gardner *****  – thoughts (BookTube)
128. The Rabbit House – Laura Alcoba ***
129. Lucy Carmichael – Margaret Kennedy *** – thoughts
130. The Pendragon Legend – Antal Szerb ***
131. Weathering – Lucy Wood **** – thoughts (BookTube)
132. City of Dreadful Delight: Narratives of Sexual Danger in Late-Victorian London – Judith R. Walkowitz ****  – thoughts (BookTube)
133. In Other Words – Jhumpa Lahiri  **** – thoughts (BookTube)
134. William – An Englishman – Cicely Hamilton ****   – thoughts (BookTube)
135. Burnt Paper Sky – Gilly Macmillan ***
136. Bliss and Other Stories – Katherine Mansfield *****  (re-read) – thoughts (BookTube)
137. The Door – Margaret Atwood **
138. The Forward Book of Poetry 2015 ***
139. Hystories: Hysterical Epidemics and Modern Culture – Elaine Showalter *****   – thoughts (BookTube)
140. Ellen Foster – Kaye Gibbons ***** – thoughts (BookTube)
141. Edith Sitwell: Avant Garde Poet, English Genius – Richard Greene ***** – thoughts (BookTube)
142. Cockfosters – Helen Simpson **** – thoughts (BookTube)
143. Mud, Blood and Poppycock – Gordon Corrigan ***
144. By the Pricking of My Thumb – Agatha Christie **** – thoughts (BookTube)
145. The Actual One – Isy Suttie **** – thoughts (BookTube)
146. A Literature of Their Own: British Women Writers: Charlotte Bronte to Doris Lessing – Elaine Showalter **** – thoughts (BookTube)
147. Cold Earth – Sarah Moss **
148. Marjory Fleming – Oriel Malet ***
149. The Myth of Mental Illness – Thomas S. Szasz **
150. Moonstone: The Boy Who Never Was – Sjon *** – thoughts
151. Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette – Judith Thurman ***
152. The Gulag Archipelago – Alexander Solzhenitsyn ***
153. Katherine Mansfield: A Biography – Antony Alpers **** – thoughts (BookTube)
154. The Complete Review Guide to Contemporary World Fiction – M.A. Orthofer **** – thoughts
155. Love, Nina: Despatches from Family Life – Nina Stibbe **** – thoughts (BookTube)
156. The Female Malady: Women, Madness, and English Culture, 1830-1980 – Elaine Showalter ***** – thoughts (BookTube)
157. The Trouble with Goats and Sheep – Joanna Cannan ***
158. Elsewhere – Gabrielle Zevin **
159. The Gourmet – Muriel Barbery **** – thoughts (BookTube)
160. The Home-Maker – Dorothy Canfield Fisher **** – thoughts (BookTube)
161. Thinking About It Only Makes It Worse and Other Lessons from Modern Life – David Mitchell **** – thoughts (BookTube)
162. Midsummer Night at the Workhouse – Diana Athill *** – thoughts
163. The Women’s Room – Marilyn French *** – thoughts
164. The Lubetkin Legacy – Marina Lewycka ***
165. The White Cottage Mystery – Margery Allingham ***
166. The Fortnight in September – R.C. Sherriff ***
167. The Voyage Out – Virginia Woolf ***** (re-read) – thoughts (BookTube)
168. A Field Guide to Getting Lost – Rebecca Solnit **
169. After the Circus – Patrick Modiano **
170. Miss Buncle Married – D.E. Stevenson ***
171. I, Claudius – Robert Graves **
172. The Bricks That Built the Houses – Kate Tempest ***
173. Fortress Malta – James Holland **** – thoughts (BookTube)
174. The Bonniest Companie – Kathleen Jamie **** – thoughts (BookTube)
175. History – David O’Hanlon ***
176. Everything Love Is – Claire King ***
177. The Collected Letters of F. Scott Fitzgerald *****
178. Modern Lovers – Emma Straub **
179. Dear Amy – Helen Callahan **** – thoughts (BookTube)
180. The Corrections – Jonathan Franzen ***
181. The Asylum Dance – John Burnside ***
182. The House of Dolls – Barbara Comyns **** – thoughts (BookTube)
183. Ox Tales: Earth – Various ***
184. The Wallcreeper – Nell Zink **
185. A House in the Country – Jocelyn Playfair  *****thoughts (BookTube)
186. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, and Other Lessons From the Crematorium – Caitlin Doughty  ****
187. Pieces: A Collection of New Voices – ed. Stephen Chbosky  **** – thoughts (BookTube)
188. Collected Stories – Janice Galloway  **** – thoughts (BookTube)
189. The Woman in Cabin 10 – Ruth Ware ***
190. The Dog Who Dared to Dream – Sun-Mi Hwang **
191. On Being Ill – Virginia Woolf  *****thoughts (BookTube)
192. Notes from Sick Rooms – Julia Stephen  **** – thoughts (BookTube)
193. Goodnight, Beautiful Women – Anna Noyes ****
194. On the Golden Porch – Tatyana Tolstaya ***** – thoughts
195. The Smell of Other People’s Houses – Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock *** – thoughts
196. Alix & Nicky: The Passion of the Last Tsar and Tsarina – Virginia Rounding ****
197. Mary Queen of Scots – Antonia Fraser ***
198. Moranifesto – Caitlin Moran **** – thoughts
199. Cities I’ve Never Lived In – Sara Majka ***** thoughts
200. Rapture – Carol Ann Duffy ***** thoughts
201. Here I Am – Jonathan Safran Foer ***** – thoughts
202. Lie With Me – Sabine Dunnant ***
203. Feminine Gospels – Carol Ann Duffy ***** – thoughts
204. The Versions of Us – Laura Barnett ***
205. Ox Crimes – Various Authors *** – thoughts
206. The Unfinished World and Other Stories – Amber Sparks ***** – thoughts (BookTube)
207. Black Eyed Susans – Julia Heaberlin *** – thoughts | thoughts (BookTube)
208. The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid – Bill Bryson **** –  thoughts (BookTube)
209. Playing Sardines – Michele Roberts **** – thoughts | thoughts (BookTube)
210. Whispers Through a Megaphone – Rachel Elliott **** thoughts | thoughts (BookTube)
211. The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame ***** thoughts (BookTube)
212. Balthazar Jones and the Tower of London Zoo – Julia Stuart **** – thoughts (BookTube)
213. Here – Richard McGuire *** – thoughts (BookTube)
214. Novels in Three Lines – Felix Feneon *** – thoughts (BookTube)
215. The Lost Daughter – Elena Ferrante ** – thoughts (BookTube)
216. The Trouble with Women – Jacky Fleming **** – thoughts (BookTube)
217. The Girl from The Sea – Shalini Boland **
218. The Cornish Coast Murder – John Bude **
219. The Headswoman – Kenneth Grahame ***
220. Murder on the Orient Express – Agatha Christie ***
221. Thus Were Their Faces – Silvina Ocampo *****
222. Dreams From the Endz – Faiza Guene **
223. Dead Babies and Seaside Towns – Alice Jolly ***** – thoughts
224. Sweet Thursday – John Steinbeck ***
225. The Life of Elves – Muriel Barbery ***
226. No One Is Here Except All of Us – Ramona Ausubel *****
227. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius – Dave Eggers ***
228. The Stepford Wives – Ira Levin ****
229. Consequences – E.M. Delafield ***
230. Mr Cosway and the Landlady – Wilkie Collins ***
231. Remembering Light and Stone – Deirdre Madden ***
232. Capote – Gerald Clarke ****
233. Sisterland – Curtis Sittenfeld ***
234. 300 Days of Summer – Deborah Lawrenson **
235. To the Lighthouse – Virginia Woolf ***** (re-read)
236. Second April – Edna St. Vincent Millay ***** (re-read)
237. Mr Medhurst and the Princess – Wilkie Collins ***
238. The Box Tunnel – Charles Reade ***
239. A Place of Greater Safety – Hilary Mantel ****
240. Love Lies Bleeding – Edmund Crispin ****
241. Summer Will Show – Sylvia Townsend Warner ***** (re-read) – thoughts
242. Only Daughter – Anna Snoekstra **
243. Independent People – Halldor Laxness ****
244. O Caledonia – Elspeth Barker ****
245. The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories: Volume One – Joseph Gordon-Levitt ***** (re-read)
246. The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories: Volume Two – Joseph Gordon-Levitt ***** (re-read)
247. The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories: Volume Three – Joseph Gordon-Levitt ***** (re-read)
248. One of Us – Asne Seierstad **** – thoughts
249. Fantastic Night – Stefan Zweig **** – thoughts
250. The Lightkeepers – Abby Geni *****thoughts
251. Greenery Street – Denis Mackail ***** (re-read)
252. Mad Girl’s Love Song: Sylvia Plath and Life Before Ted – Andrew Wilson *** – thoughts
253. The Wilding – Maria McCann ** – thoughts
254. The Redeemer – Jo Nesbo ***
255. Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury **** – thoughts
256. Albert Nobbs – George Moore **** – thoughts
257. To the Bright Edge of the World – Eowyn Ivey ** – thoughts
258. Dying: A Memoir – Cory Taylor **** – thoughts
259. The Complete “Masters of the Poster” – ed. Stanley Applebaum ****
260. The Fireguide Grown-Up Guide to the Hangover – Jason Hazeley ***
261. The Sisters Brothers – Patrick DeWitt **** – thoughts
262. White Collar: A Novel in Linocuts – Giacomo Patri ***
263. The Suicide Shop – Jean Teule **** – thoughts
264. Of Cats and Men: Profiles of History’s Great Cat-Loving Artists, Writers, Thinkers and Statesmen – Sam Kalda *****
265. The Comet Seekers – Helen Sedgwick **** – thoughts
266. All We Shall Know – Donal Ryan *** – thoughts
267. The Lighthouse – Alison Moore **** – thoughts
268. The Rental Heart and Other Fairytales – Kirsty Logan *** – thoughts
269. Survivor – Sam Pivnik **** – thoughts
270. Jizzen – Kathleen Jamie ****
271. The Brothers – Asko Sahlberg **** – thoughts
272. The Porcupine – Julian Barnes ** – thoughts
273. The Trick Is To Keep Breathing – Janice Galloway ***** – thoughts
274. The Living Mountain – Nan Shepherd **** – thoughts
275. This Will Be Difficult to Explain and Other Stories – Johanna Skibsrud ****
276. April in Paris – Michael Wallner **
277. The Last Pearl Fisher of Scotland – Julia Stuart ****
278. What There Is To Say We Have Said: The Correspondence of Eudora Welty and William Maxwell – ed. Suzanne Marrs *****
279. The Refugees – Viet Thanh Nguyen ***
280. 84 Charing Cross Road – Helene Hanff ***** (re-read)
281. The Duchess of Bloomsbury – Helene Hanff ***** (re-read)
282. The Canterbury Tales – Retold by Peter Ackroyd ****
283. Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader – Anne Fadiman ***** (re-read)
284. Travels With My Aunt – Graham Greene ****
285. The Robber Bridegroom – Eudora Welty **** (re-read)
286. Uncle Montague’s Tales of Terror – Chris Priestley ***
287. Harriet Said – Beryl Bainbridge ****
288. We, The Drowned – Carsten Jensen *** – thoughts
289. Hygge – Charlotte Abrahams **** – thoughts
290. The Meek One – Fyodor Dostoevsky ****
291. Comfort: A Journey Through Grief – Ann Hood ***** – thoughts
292. A Hundred and One Days – Asne Seierstad **** – thoughts
293. A World Gone Mad: The Diaries of Astrid Lindgren, 1939-45 – Astrid Lindgren **** – thoughts
294. What Was Lost – Catherine O’Flynn **** – thoughts
295. Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading – Nina Sankovitch **** – thoughts
296. The Visitors Book – Sophie Hannah ** – thoughts
297. Swimming Home – Deborah Levy *** – thoughts
298. The Garden – Magnus Florin *** – thoughts
299. The Long, Long Life of Trees – Fiona Stafford **** – thoughts
300. The Beautiful Indifference – Sarah Hall **
301. Mothering Sunday – Graham Swift *** – thoughts
302. The Festival of Insignificance – Milan Kundera *** – thoughts
303. The Passion According to G.H.  – Clarice Lispector **** – thoughts
304. Reflections in a Golden Eye – Carson McCullers **** (re-read)
305. The Road Through the Wall – Shirley Jackson **** – thoughts
306. The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily – Rachel Cohn and David Levithan ****
307. Virginia Woolf: The Marriage of Heaven and Hell – Peter Dally *** – thoughts
308. Another Day in the Death of America – Gary Younge ****
309. Sisters by a River – Barbara Comyns ***
310. Njal’s Saga – Anonymous ***
311. Holding – Graham Norton ***
312. Off the Shelf: A Celebration of Bookshops in Verse – ed. Carol Ann Duffy ****
313. The Other Country – Carol Ann Duffy ***
314. An Idiot Abroad – Karl Pilkington ****
315. Wake – Anna Hope **** – thoughts
316. Virginia Woolf: Her Art as a Novelist – Joan Bennett ****
317. Autumn – Ali Smith *****thoughts
318. May Sinclair: Moving Towards the Modern – ed. Andrew J. Kunka and Michele K. Troy *****
319. The Library Book – Various ****
320. Travel Light – Naomi Aitchison **** – thoughts
321. Learning to Talk – Hilary Mantel ****
322. Wildwood Imperium – Colin Meloy ****
323. Journal – Helene Berr ****
324. The Wedding Group – Elizabeth Taylor ***
325. The Haunting of Charity Delafield – Ian Beck ****
326. Maybe This Time – Alois Hotschnig **** – thoughts
327. The Divine Fire – May Sinclair ****
328. Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death, and Brain Surgery – Henry Marsh *****
329. The Helpmate – May Sinclair *****
330. The Judgment of Eve – May Sinclair ****
331. The Immortal Moment: The Life of Kitty Tailleur – May Sinclair ****
332. 1,342 QI Facts to Leave You Flabbergasted – John Lloyd et al. ****
333. The Winter Vault – Anne Michaels ***
334. Quartet – Jean Rhys ***
335. Smiles and Duct Tape – Jesse Torrey **
336. The Creators: A Comedy – May Sinclair ****
337. A Girl Called Owl – Amy Wilson ***
338. Tampa – Alissa Nutting ****
339. The Sea Between Us – Emylia Hall **
340. Women of the Asylum: Voices from Behind the Walls, 1840-1945 – ed. Jeffrey L. Geller and Maxine Harris **** – thoughts
341. Swimming Lessons – Claire Fuller *****thoughts
342. The Hiding Place – Corrie ten Boom ***
343. The Diver’s Clothes Lie Empty – Vendela Vida *****thoughts
344. When Breath Becomes Air – Paul Kalanithi *****thoughts
345. The Cuckoo’s Calling – Robert Galbraith **
346. Dear Friend, From My Life I Write to You in Your Life – Yiyun Li ***
347. Dorothy M. Richardson – John Cowper Powys ****
348. The Tunnel – Dorothy Richardson ****
349. Interim – Dorothy Richardson ****
350. The Mistletoe Murder and Other Stories – P.D. James ****
351. Dark Tales – Shirley Jackson ***** thoughts (BookTube)
352. Martha and Hanwell – Zadie Smith ****
353. Ali Smith: Contemporary Critical Perspectives – ed. Monica Germana and Emily Horton ****
354. The Dead Queen of Bohemia – Jenni Fagan ***
355. The Pleasure of Miss Pym – Charles Burkhart **
356. Alan Turing: The Enigma – Andrew Hodges ***
357. Fair Exchange – Michele Roberts ***
358. The Girl Who Saved Christmas – Matt Haig **
359. The Memory Book – Lara Avery ****
360. The Combined Maze – May Sinclair *****
361. Selling Manhattan – Carol Ann Duffy ***
362. Granite and Rainbow: The Hidden Life of Virginia Woolf – Mitchell Leaska *****
363. From the Heart – Susan Hill ****
364. Little Deaths – Emma Flint ***
365. Murder Under the Christmas Tree – Various **** – review
366. So Much For That – Lionel Shriver **** – review
367. Whose Body? – Dorothy L. Sayers ***
368. Clover Moon – Jacqueline Wilson ****
369. Girl, Interrupted – Susanna Kaysen **** (reread) – review
370. Collected Children’s Stories – Sylvia Plath ***** (reread)
371. A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens ***** (reread)
372. Wenceslas – Carol Ann Duffy ***** (reread)
373. The Princess Saves Herself in This One – Amanda Lovelace ***
374. Crimson Snow: Winter Mysteries – ed. Martin Edwards **
375. Five on Brexit Island – Bruno Vincent ****
376. The Book of Hygge – Louisa Thomsen Brits ****
377. Gut Symmetries – Jeanette Winterson ****
378. Skin Divers – Anne Michaels *****
379. The Leech – Cora Sandel **** – review
380. The Christmas Truce – Carol Ann Duffy ***** (reread)
381. The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs Basil E. Frankweiler – E.L. Konigsburg ****
382. Sexing the Cherry – Jeanette Winterson *****
383. Dorothy Wordsworth’s Christmas Birthday – Carol Ann Duffy ****
384. A Gift From Bob – James Bowen ****
385. I Love Dick – Chris Kraus *
386. The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox – Maggie O’Farrell ***** (reread)
387. The Lion, the Unicorn and Me – Jeanette Winterson ****
388. The Mind’s Eye – Hakan Nesser *** – review
389. Bethlehem – Carol Ann Duffy *****
390. The Murder at the Vicarage – Agatha Christie *****
391. Christmas Days – Jeanette Winterson *****
392. Another Night Before Christmas – Carol Ann Duffy ***** (reread)
393. The King of Christmas – Carol Ann Duffy *****
394. The Palace of the Snow Queen: Winter Travels in Lapland – Barbara Sjoholm *****
395. Speaking in Tongues: Curious Expressions from Around the World – Ella Frances Sanders *****
396. The Boy and the Sea – Kirsty Gunn ****
397. Gilgi – Irmgard Keun *****
398. The Philosophy of Beards – Thomas S. Goring ****
399. The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two – Catherynne M. Valente ****
400. Five Go Gluten Free – Bruno Vincent ****
401. Agnes Grey – Anne Bronte ***** (reread)

 

2015:

1. Lady Audley’s Secret – Mary Elizabeth Braddon **** – thoughts
2. The Raven – Edgar Allen Poe **** (re-read)
3. Twenty – Stella Benson *** (re-read)
4. A Few Figs From Thistles – Edna St. Vincent Millay *** (re-read)
5. The Idiot – Fyodor Dostoevsky **** – thoughts
6. The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt ****
7. Youth – Leo Tolstoy ***
8. The Giant, O’Brien – Hilary Mantel ****
9. In the Darkness – Karin Fossum **
10. The Girls of Slender Means – Muriel Spark ****
11. The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger ***** (re-read)
12. When I Forgot – Elina Hirvonen *****
13. The Lowland – Jhumpa Lahiri ****
14. The Midas Touch – Mark Daniels *** – thoughts (BookTube)
15. Through the Woods – Emily Carroll ***** – thoughts (BookTube)
16. The Rosie Project – Graeme Simsion *** – thoughts (BookTube)
17. Night and Day – Virginia Woolf **** – thoughts (BookTube)
18. Ragnarok – A.S. Byatt ****
19. The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 – Sue Townsend **** (re-read)
20. Marly’s Ghost – David Levithan *** – thoughts
21. White Hunger – Aki Ollikainen *** – thoughts
22. East of Eden – John Steinbeck ***** – thoughts (BookTube)
23. A Month in the Country – J.L. Carr ****
24. Miss Marple’s Final Cases – Agatha Christie ****
25. Clothes for a Summer Hotel – Tennessee Williams ****
26. Chicken Soup with Rice: A Book of Months – Maurice Sendak **
27. The Thorn and The Blossom – Theodora Goss ****
28. The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches – Alan Bradley ****
29. Beyond the Page – Quentin Blake ****
30. The Metamorphosis – Franz Kafka ** – thoughts
31. The Years – Virginia Woolf *****
32. In the Orchard – Virginia Woolf *****
33. An Unwritten Novel – Virginia Woolf ****
34. Mrs Dalloway in Bond Street – Virginia Woolf **** (re-read)
35. Adeline – Norah Vincent **** – thoughts
36. Eugene Onegin – Alexander Pushkin **** – thoughts
37. Mrs de Winter – Susan Hill ****
38. Tove Jansson: Work and Love – Tuula Karjalainen ***** – thoughts
39. The Virgin Blue – Tracy Chevalier ****
40. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry – Gabrielle Zevin ***
41. The Invisible Man – H.G. Wells ****
42. Maus I: My Father Bleeds History – Art Spiegelman **** – thoughts (BookTube)
43. Maus II: And Here My Troubles Began – Art Spiegelman **** – thoughts (BookTube)
44. Authors in Context: Virginia Woolf – Michael Whitworth ****
45. Diving Belles – Lucy Wood **** – thoughts (BookTube)
46. Marcel – Erwin Mortier *** – thoughts
47. Nightbird – Alice Hoffman ***
48. Five Children on the Western Front – Kate Saunders **** – thoughts (BookTube)
49. The Dragon and Other Stories – Yevgeny Zamyatin ****
50. A Murder is Announced – Agatha Christie ****
51. A Fifty Year Silence – Miranda Richmond Mouillot **** – thoughts
52. Summer in February – Jonathan Smith **
53. Virginia Woolf – Hermione Lee ***** (re-read) – thoughts (BookTube)
54. Everything You Know – Zoe Heller ***
55. The River – Rumer Godden **** – thoughts
56. Cold Spring Harbor – Richard Yates **** – thoughts
57. The Machine Stops – E.M. Forster **** – thoughts
58. Manga Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night’s Dream – William Shakespeare ****
59. Confronting the Classics – Mary Beard **** – thoughts (BookTube)
60. Lazy Days – Erlend Loe **
61. Roseanna – Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo ***
62. Fun Home – Alison Bechdel ****
63. The Lady and The Unicorn – Rumer Godden *** – thoughts
64. Blankets – Craig Thompson *** – thoughts (BookTube)
65. Opera in My Head – Meg Rosoff ****
66. The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar – Edgar Allen Poe **** – thoughts
67. When It Happens to You – Molly Ringwald ***
68. The Fellowship of the Ring – J.R.R. Tolkien ***** – thoughts // thoughts (BookTube)
69. Home – Toni Morrison **
70. Headhunters – Jo Nesbo ****
71. A Very Long Engagement – Sebastien Japrisot **** – thoughts (BookTube)
72. Snowdrops – A.D. Miller ***
73. Thunderstruck and Other Stories – Elizabeth McCracken ****
74. Anne of Green Gables – L.M. Montgomery **** – thoughts
75. In Falling Snow – Mary-Rose MacColl *** – thoughts
76. Battle of the Villa Fiorita – Rumer Godden *** – thoughts
77. We Won’t See Auschwitz – Jeremie Dres **
78. The Double Life of Cassiel Roadnight – Jenny Valentine ****
79. Spilt Milk – Amanda Hodgkinson ****
80. What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank – Nathan Englander ***
81. Geisha of Gion – Mineko Iwasaki *** – thoughts (BookTube)
82. Nothing Holds Back the Night – Delphine de Vigan **** – thoughts (BookTube)
83. I Go By Sea, I Go By Land – P.L. Travers **** – thoughts
84. The Sittaford Mystery – Agatha Christie ****
85. Family Roundabout – Richmal Crompton ***** – thoughts (BookTube)
86. Suddenly Last Summer – Tennessee Williams **** – thoughts
87. Maude: A Story for Girls – Christina Rossetti *** – thoughts
88. Days of the Bagnold Summer – Joff Winterhart ****
89. Cannery Row – John Steinbeck **** – thoughts
90. Giovanni’s Room – James Baldwin **** – thoughts
91. Eustace – S.J. Harris ****
92. Wide Sargasso Sea – Jean Rhys **** – thoughts
93. Wolf Hall – Hilary Mantel ****
94. Dotter of Her Father’s Eyes – Mary M. Talbot & Bryan Talbot ***
95. Elizabeth is Missing – Emma Healey *** – thoughts (BookTube)
96. The Giraffe and The Pelly and Me – Roald Dahl **** (re-read)
97. Madeline in America and Other Holiday Tales – Ludwig Bemelmans ****
98. The Flamboya Tree – Clara Olink Kelly ****
99. The Man Who Went Up in Smoke – Maj Sjowall & Per Wahloo **
100. Mother’s Milk – Edward St Aubyn ***
101. Before We Met – Lucie Whitehouse **
102. Someone at a Distance – Dorothy Whipple ***** – thoughts
103. Incidental Music – Francoise Sagan ****
104. Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? – Agatha Christie ****
105. The Road Beneath My Feet – Frank Turner *** – thoughts
106. Wonder – R.J. Palacio ****
107. A Russian Journal – John Steinbeck ****
108. Portrait of the Mother as a Young Woman – Friedrich Christian Delius **** – thoughts (BookTube)
109. Mossy Trotter – Elizabeth Taylor **** – thoughts
110. The Infernal Device – Michael Kurland ***
111. The Tent – Margaret Atwood ***
112. Her – Harriet Lane ***** – thoughts (BookTube)
113. Novel on Yellow Paper – Stevie Smith *** – thoughts
114. And Then There Were None – Agatha Christie **** – thoughts
115. A Wrinkle in Time – Madeleine l’Engle ** – thoughts
116. A Journey Around My Room – Xavier de Maistre **
117. A Nocturnal Expedition Around My Room – Xavier de Maistre **
118. Eleven Kinds of Loneliness – Richard Yates *** – thoughts
119. The Bolter – Frances Osborne ***
120. A Time of Gifts – Patrick Leigh Fermor ***
121. Seeing – Jose Saramago **
122. Time’s Arrow – Martin Amis ***** (re-read)
123. Collected Children’s Stories – Sylvia Plath ***** (re-read)
124. Murder is Easy – Agatha Christie ****
125. The Man on the Balcony – Maj Sjowall & Per Wahloo **
126. Five Little Peppers and How They Grew – Margaret Sidney *** – thoughts
127. Upstairs at the Party – Linda Grant **
128. The House of the Whispering Pines – Anna Katharine Green ***
129. Disturbing the Peace – Richard Yates *** – thoughts
130. Save Me the Waltz – Zelda Fitzgerald **** – thoughts
131. The Group – Mary McCarthy **** – thoughts
132. Bastard Out of Carolina – Dorothy Allison **** – thoughts
133. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Ken Kesey **** – thoughts
134. Crossing to Safety – Wallace Stegner **** – thoughts
135. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood – Rebecca Wells *** – thoughts
136. Girl at War – Sara Novic ***
137. The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger ***** (re-read)
138. Word Drops: A Sprinkling of Linguistic Curiosities – Paul Anthony Jones *** – thoughts
139. The Pearl – John Steinbeck *** – thoughts
140. Dream Work – Mary Oliver ****
141. Piglet Meets a Heffalump – A.A. Milne ***** (re-read)
142. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd: The Graphic Novel – Agatha Christie ***
143. Fatelessness – Imre Kertesz ***
144. Songs of Willow Frost – Jamie Ford **** – thoughts
145. The Waste Land and Other Writings – T.S. Eliot
146. Young Hearts Crying – Richard Yates **** – thoughts
147. Shire – Ali Smith **** (re-read) – thoughts (BookTube)
148. Girl Meets Boy – Ali Smith **** (re-read) – thoughts (BookTube)
149. In Cold Blood – Truman Capote ***** – thoughts // thoughts (BookTube)
150. Brief Lives: E.M. Forster – Richard Canning ****
151. The Bellwether Revivals – Benjamin Wood ****
152. Woman Much Missed – Thomas Hardy ****
153. Death in Venice – Thomas Mann **** – thoughts
154. Tristan – Thomas Mann  **** – thoughts (BookTube)
155. Tonio Kroger – Thomas Mann  **** – thoughts (BookTube)
156. Those Without Shadows – Francoise Sagan  **** – thoughts (BookTube)
157. The Iceberg: A Memoir – Marion Coutts  ***** – thoughts (BookTube)
158. Flambards – K.M. Peyton ***
159. How to Build a Girl – Caitlin Moran ***** – thoughts (BookTube)
160. Poems – Rainer Maria Rilke **** – thoughts
161. Antigone – Sophocles **** – thoughts
162. Medea – Euripides **** – thoughts
163. The Kreutzer Sonata – Leo Tolstoy **** – thoughts
164. The Rainbow – D.H. Lawrence **** – thoughts
165. A Change of Climate – Hilary Mantel ***
166. The Universe Versus Alex Woods – Gavin Extence ***
167. The Promised Land – Erich Maria Remarque *** – thoughts
168. The Silversmith’s Wife – Sophia Tobin ***
169. A Sicilian Romance – Ann Radcliffe *** – thoughts
170. The Hare With Amber Eyes – Edmund de Waal ****
171. The Burgess Boys – Elizabeth Strout ***
172. The Embassy of Cambodia – Zadie Smith ****
173. Love, Stargirl – Jerry Spinelli ***
174. The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman – Denis Thierault ****
175. Angelmonster – Veronica Bennett ****
176. Moise and the World of Reason – Tennessee Williams ***
177. Moranthology – Caitlin Moran ****
178. Vain Shadow – Jane Hervey **** – thoughts
179. The Girl on The Train – Paula Hawkins **** – thoughts
180. All the Rage – A.L. Kennedy **
181. The Body in The Library – Agatha Christie ***
182. Fables – Arnold Lobel **
183. Far From the Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy **** – thoughts (BookTube)
184. Between the Sheets: The Literary Liaisons of Nine 20th-Century Women Writers – Lesley McDowell ***** – thoughts (BookTube)
185. Andree’s War: How One Young Woman Outwitted the Nazis – Francelle Bradford White **** – thoughts | thoughts (BookTube)
186. Everland – Rebecca Hunt ***
187. Reader for Hire – Raymond Jean **** – thoughts
188. To Bed With Grand Music – Marghanita Laski ****
189. The Crime at Black Dudley – Margery Allingham **** – thoughts
190. Still Alice – Lisa Genova ****
191. Early Work – Angela Carter **
192. Fireworks: Nine Profane Pieces – Angela Carter **
193. The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories – Angela Carter ***
194. American Ghosts and Old World Wonders – Angela Carter **
195. Uncollected Stories – Angela Carter **
196. Autobiography – Morrissey ****
197. Mr Gilfil’s Love Story – George Eliot **** – thoughts
198. The Moving Finger – Agatha Christie **** – thoughts
199. 4.50 From Paddington – Agatha Christie ***
200. Station Eleven – Emily St. John Mandel ***
201. Resorting to Murder: Holiday Mysteries – ed. Martin Edwards **** – thoughts
202. The Letters of Ted Hughes and Keith Sagar – ed. Keith Sagar ***
203. The Obelisk – E.M. Forster ****
204. Who Thinks Evil – Michael Kurland ***
205. A Year of Marvellous Ways – Sarah Winman **** – thoughts
206. War and Peace (Volume One) – Leo Tolstoy **** – thoughts
207. Circle of Shadows – Imogen Robertson **
208. Extraordinary Means – Robyn Schneider ****
209. The Little Friend – Donna Tartt ***** – thoughts (BookTube)
210. J.M. Barrie and the Lost Boys – Andrew Birkin ***** – thoughts (BookTube)
211. The World That Was Ours – Hilda Bernstein **** – thoughts
212. The Mayor of Casterbridge – Thomas Hardy **** – thoughts
213. Bid Me to Live – H.D. ***** – thoughts (BookTube)
214. A Spy in the House of Love – Anais Nin ** – thoughts
215. Paul’s Case – Willa Cather *** – thoughts
216. Operation Heartbreak – Duff Cooper ***
217. Lives of Girls and Women – Alice Munro ***
218. The World and Other Places – Jeanette Winterson ** – thoughts
219. Palladian – Elizabeth Taylor *** – thoughts
220. The Shock of the Fall – Nathan Filer ***
221. A View From the Bridge – Arthur Miller ****
222. Marxism and the Interpretation of Culture – ed. Cary Nebon and Lawrence Grossberg ***
223. When I Was Five I Killed Myself – Howard Buten ****
224. The History of Sexuality – Michel Foucault ****
225. The New House at the Chalet School – Elinor M. Brent-Dyer ***
226. Unexploded – Alison Macleod ***
227. Red: The Waterstone’s Anthology ****
228. Hold Your Own – Kate Tempest ***** – thoughts (BookTube)
229. Bohemia in London – Arthur Ransome ****
230. It Is Never Too Late to Mend (Play) – Charles Reade **
231. H is for Hawk – Helen Macdonald ***** – thoughts (BookTube)
232. Untouchable – Mulk Raj Anand ***
233. The Provincial Lady in Wartime – E.M. Delafield ****
234. The Land of Green Plums – Herta Muller ***
235. Local Girls – Alice Hoffman ****
236. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl – Jesse Andrews **** – thoughts (BookTube)
237. Hostages to Fortune – Elizabeth Cambridge ***** – thoughts (BookTube)
238. Imagined Communities – Benedict Anderson ****
239. Mr Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore – Robin Sloan ***
240. Homunculus: Fairy Tales from the Left Bank – Aleksandar Prokopiev *** – thoughts
241. Hotel World – Ali Smith ****
242. How to be a Woman – Caitlin Moran ***** – thoughts (BookTube)
243. Coventry – Helen Humphreys ***
244. Hideous Kinky – Esther Freud ****
245. The People of the Abyss – Jack London ***
246. Howl – Allen Ginsberg ***
247. Renishaw Hall: The Story of the Sitwells – Desmond Seward *** – thoughts
248. The Wooden Pegasus – Edith Sitwell ****
249. Eleven Poems – Ruben Dario ****
250. A Woggle of Witches – Adrienne Adams ***
251. Poetry of Earth – ed. Adrienne Adams ***
252. Sunflower – Rebecca West ***
253. Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging – Louise Rennison **** (re-read)
254. Tinkers – Paul Harding ***
255. The Shore – Sara Taylor ***
256. Under the Greenwood Tree – Thomas Hardy **
257. Modernity at Large – Arjun Appadurai **
258. Go Set a Watchman – Harper Lee **** – thoughts (BookTube)
259. Moving Through Modernity: Space and Geography in Modernism – Andrew Thacker ***** – thoughts (BookTube)
260. The Visitors – Rebecca Mascull ***
261. Tortilla Flat – John Steinbeck *** – thoughts
262. Hippolytus – Euripides ****
263. Electra – Euripides ****
264. Helen – Euripides ****
265. Living – Henry Green **** – thoughts
266. The Totem and Taboo – Sigmund Freud **
267. The Last Testament of Oscar Wilde – Peter Ackroyd ****
268. The Shooting Party – Isabel Colegate ***
269. The Tiger in the Smoke – Margery Allingham ***
270. Illuminations – Walter Benjamin ***
271. Tea with Mr Rochester – Frances Towers **** – thoughts (BookTube)
272. Culture and Society 1780-1950 – Raymond Williams ****
273. The Anglo-Saxon World: An Anthology **** – thoughts (BookTube)
274. The First Person and Other Stories – Ali Smith ****
275. Tales of the Islanders – Charlotte Bronte ****** – thoughts (BookTube)
276. The Ascent of Man; and On Selection in Relation to Sex – Charles Darwin ***
277. A Song for Issy Bradley – Carys Bray ***
278. Death on the Cherwell – Mavis Doriel Hay ***** – thoughts (BookTube)
279. The Good Earth – Pearl S. Buck *** – thoughts
280. Poems and Ballads – Algernon Charles Swinburne ***
281. Marriage of Opposites – Alice Hoffman ****
282. Mrs Zant and the Ghost – Wilkie Collins ***
283. Tender Morsels – Margo Lanagan **** – thoughts (BookTube)
284. Enchanted August – Brenda Bowen ****
285. Fish Can Sing – Halldor Laxness **** – thoughts (BookTube)
286. Rack, Ruin and Murder – Ann Granger ***
287. The Life of Irene Nemirovsky – Olivier Philipponat and Patrick Lienhardt **** – thoughts (BookTube)
288. Fates and Furies – Lauren Groff *****  – thoughts (BookTube)
289. Wintering: A Novel of Sylvia Plath – Kate Moses **** – thoughts (BookTube)
290. Bring Up the Bodies – Hilary Mantel ****
291. The Kit-Kat Club – Ophelia Field **
292. Stoner – John Williams *****  – thoughts (BookTube/blog)
293. Stalin and His Hangmen – Donald Rayfield ****
294. Mrs Dalloway – Virginia Woolf *****  (re-read)
295. Fraulein Schmidt and Mr Anstruther – Elizabeth von Arnim ***
296. The Practice of Everyday Life – Michel de Certeau *
297. The Looking-Glass Sisters – Gohril Gabrielsen **** – thoughts
298. The Beautiful and Damned – F. Scott Fitzgerald **** – thoughts
299. Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures – Emma Straub ***
300. The Panopticon – Jenni Fagan **** – thoughts (BookTube)
301. Saplings – Noel Streatfeild ***** – thoughts (BookTube/blog)
302. A God in Ruins – Kate Atkinson **
303. Two Princesses – Vladimir Odoevsky ***
304. The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness – Paul Gilroy ***
305. A Portable Shelter – Kirsty Logan ****
306. Bloomsbury: A House of Lions – Leon Edel **** – thoughts (BookTube)
307. It’s Hard to Be Hip Over Thirty – Judith Viorst ***
308. Letters to a Young Poet – Rainer Maria Rilke ****
309. The Howling Miller – Arto Paasilinna ***
310. The Life of a Stupid Man – Ryunosuke Akutagawa ****
311. The Moving Toyshop – Edmund Crispin ***** – thoughts (BookTube)
312. The Assassin’s Cloak: An Anthology of Diarists ***** (re-read)
313. The Collector – John Fowles ****
314. The Thinking Reed – Rebecca West ***
315. Nocturnes – Kazuo Ishiguro **
316. Bodies of Light – Sarah Moss ***
317. Somewhere Towards the End – Diana Athill ***
318. Austerlitz – W.G. Sebald ***
319. The Faster I Walk, The Smaller I Am – Kjersti A. Skomsvold **** – thoughts (BookTube)
320. The Boy Who Stole Attila’s Horse – Ivan Repila **
321. The Almost Nearly Perfect People: Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia – Michael Booth **** – thoughts (BookTube)
322. Bartleby, the Scrivener – Herman Melville ***
323. Virginia Woolf – John Lehmann ****
324. The Perils of Certain English Prisoners – Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins **
325. The Man Who Would Be King – Rudyard Kipling **
326. Selected Poems – Alfred Lord Tennyson ***** (re-read)
327. The Overcoat – Nikolai Gogol ****
328. Notes from the Underground – Fyodor Dostoevsky ****
329. Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald – Therese Anne Fowler ***
330. The Aspern Papers – Henry James ****
331. Morvern Callar – Alan Warner ***
332. A Passionate Apprentice: The Early Journals – Virginia Woolf *****
333. The Flowers of Evil – Charles Baudelaire ***
334. Paris Spleen – Charles Baudelaire ***
335. Holocaust Poetry – ed. Hilda Schiff ****
336. A London Child of the 1870s – Molly Hughes ****
337. The Confessions of Max Tivoli – Andrew Sean Greer ***
338. Anthology of Women Poets – ed. Pamela Victorian ***
339. Dance With a Shadow – Irina Ratushinskaya ****
340. All That Is Solid Melts Into Air: The Experience of Modernity – Marshall Berman ****
341. Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell: A Very Close Conspiracy – Jane Dunn ****
342. Enough Rope – Dorothy Parker ****
343. Sunset Gun – Dorothy Parker ***
344. Death and Taxes – Dorothy Parker **
345. Uncollected Poems – Dorothy Parker **
346. Virginia Woolf in Manhattan – Maggie Gee **** – thoughts (BookTube)
347. Buried for Pleasure – Edmund Crispin ****
348. Public Library and Other Stories – Ali Smith **** – thoughts
349. Dimanche and Other Stories – Irene Nemirovsky ***** – thoughts (BookTube)
350. We Need to Talk About Kevin – Lionel Shriver **** – thoughts (BookTube)
351. An Introduction to Metaphysics – Henri Bergson ****
352. The Strange Library – Haruki Murakami ***
353. The Children Who Lived in a Barn – Eleanor Graham ****
354. Someone – Alice McDermott **
355. Dept. of Speculation – Jenny Offill ****
356. Mrs Dalloway – Virginia Woolf ***** (re-read) – thoughts (BookTube)
357. The Sealed Letter – Emma Donoghue **
358. Scout, Atticus and Boo: A Celebration of To Kill a Mockingbird – Mary McDonagh Murphy ***
359. Poppy Shakespeare – Clare Allan **
360. The Heart-Keeper – Francoise Sagan ***
361. The Gap of Time – Jeanette Winterson **** – thoughts
362. Lolly Willowes – Sylvia Townsend Warner ***** (re-read) – thoughts (BookTube)
363. Ox Tales: Fire – Various ****
364. The Charleston Bulletin Supplements – Virginia Woolf and Quentin Bell ***** – thoughts (BookTube)
365. How to Write a Thesis – Umberto Eco ***
366. How Late It Was, How Late – James Kelman **** – thoughts
367. Letters from Constance – Mary Hocking ***
368. Sulphuric Acid – Amelie Nothomb ***
369. Lucky Us – Amy Bloom ****
370. Halloween Party – Agatha Christie ****
371. Absolute Beginners – Colin McInnes **
372. The Orphan Train – Christina Baker Kline ***
373. The Death of Bees – Lisa O’Donnell **** – thoughts (BookTube)
374. All the Days and Nights – William Maxwell ***** – thoughts (BookTube)
375. Operation Heartbreak – Duff Cooper **
376. Against Nature – Joris-Karl Huysmans **
377. The Devil’s Star – Jo Nesbo **
378. The Chateau – William Maxwell *****
379. My Revalueshanary Fren – Linton Kwesi Johnson *
380. I Am Half Sick of Shadows – Alan Bradley ****
381. The Girls – Lori Lansens ***
382. The Inferno – August Strindberg **
383. The Flying Classroom – Erich Kastner **
384. The Village – Marghanita Laski ****
385. The Aeneid – Virgil ***
386. Cancer Ward – Alexander Solzhenitsyn ***
387. The Winds of Heaven – Monica Dickens ****
388. The Jungle – Upton Sinclair **
389. Jitterbug Perfume – Tom Robbins ***
390. The Penguin New Writing: Spring 1946 – ed. John Lehmann ***
391. Passing – Nella Larsen ****
392. Mrs Scrooge – Carol Ann Duffy **** (re-read)
393. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – C.S. Lewis ***** (re-read)
394. The Birds of the Air – Alice Thomas Ellis ***
395. Bitter Fame: A Life of Sylvia Plath – Anne Stevenson ****
396. Wenceslas – Carol Ann Duffy ***** (re-read)
397. Oscar and Lucinda – Peter Carey **
398. Nightwood – Djuna Barnes ****
399. Herland – Charlotte Perkins Gilman ****
400. The Beggar’s Opera – John Gay ***
401. Mary Olivier: A Life – May Sinclair ****
402. Streetwalking the Metropolis: Women, the City and Modernity – Deborah L. Parsons ****
403. Let Them Call It Jazz – Jean Rhys **
404. Katy – Jacqueline Wilson ***
405. 2am at the Cat’s Pajamas – Marie-Helene Bertino ***
406. Le Bal – Irene Nemirovsky ****
407. Moominland Midwinter – Tove Jansson ***** (re-read)
408. Snow in Autumn – Irene Nemirovsky ****
409. The Last Animal – Abby Geni ****
410. American Psycho – Brett Easton Ellis **
411. Spectacles: A Memoir – Sue Perkins ****
412. The Christmas Truce – Carol Ann Duffy ***** (re-read)
413. His Mouth Will Taste of Wormwood and Other Stories – Poppy Z. Brite **
414. The Steel Flea – Nikolay Leskov ***
415. The Wild – Esther Freud ****
416. On Not Knowing Greek – Virginia Woolf *****
417. Rattle His Bones – Carola Dunn ***
418. Drawings – Sylvia Plath ***
419. Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares – Rachel Cohn and David Leviathan ***** (re-read)
420. A Slip Under the Microscope – H.G. Wells ***
421. Another Night Before Christmas – Carol Ann Duffy ***** (re-read)
422. The History Boys – Alan Bennett ****
423. The Bard’s Guide to Insults and Affronts – William Shakespeare ***
424. Matilda’s England – William Trevor **
425. Love Letters to the Dead – Ava Dellaira ***
426. My Name is Mary Barton – Elizabeth Strout **
427. Truth is Not Sober and Other Stories – Winifred Holtby ****
428. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves – Karen Joy Fowler **

2014:

1. Cats – Delia Pemberton **** – thoughts
2. The Ladies’ Paradise – Emile Zola ***** thoughts
3. When We Were Very Young – A.A. Milne ***** (re-read)
4. Secret Seven Adventure – Enid Blyton **** (re-read)
5. The Daylight Gate – Jeanette Winterson *****thoughts
6. I’ll Never Be Young Again – Daphne du Maurier ****- thoughts
7. When Did You See Her Last? – Lemony Snicket ***- thoughts
8. Half Blood Blues – Esi Edugyan ***- thoughts
9. The Life of Katherine Mansfield – John Middleton Murry and Ruth Elvish-Mantz ****- thoughts
10. Moomin: The Complete Comic Strip (Volume 1) – Tove Jansson *****
11. The Elements of Eloquence: How to Turn the Perfect English Phrase – Mark Forsyth ****- thoughts
12. Frost Hollow Hall – Emma Carroll ****- thoughts
13. Amrita – Banana Yoshimoto ***- thoughts
14. The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories, Volume 3 – Joseph Gordon-Levitt *****
15. More Than This – Patrick Ness ****- thoughts
16. The Invention of Hugo Cabret – Brian Selznick *****thoughts
17. Flower Fairies: The Four Seasons – Cicely Mary Barker *****thoughts
18. Such, Such Were the Joys – George Orwell ****- thoughts
19. The Ballad and The Source – Rosamond Lehmann ****- thoughts
20. Well Done, Secret Seven – Enid Blyton **** (re-read)
21. Christmas at High Rising – Angela Thirkell ****- thoughts
22. A View of the Harbour – Elizabeth Taylor ****- thoughts
23. One Pair of Feet – Monica Dickens ****- thoughts
24. Pre-Raphaelite Poetry: An Anthology – Paul Negri ****- thoughts
25. Silas Marner – George Eliot ***- thoughts
26. Pomfret Towers – Angela Thirkell ***- thoughts
27. The Love Child – Edith Olivier *****thoughts
28. Death Cab for Cutie – Autumn de Wilde ****- thoughts
29. Secret Seven on the Trail – Enid Blyton **** (re-read)
30. And the Mountains Echoed – Khaled Hosseini ****- thoughts
31. The Tortoise and The Hare – Elizabeth Jenkins ****- thoughts
32. The Septembers of Shiraz – Dalia Sofer **** (re-read)- thoughts
33. Go Ahead, Secret Seven – Enid Blyton **** (re-read)
34. The Dead Lake – Hamid Ismailov ****- thoughts
35. The Journals of Sylvia Plath, 1950-1962 – Karen V. Kukil *****thoughts
36. The Midnight Palace – Carlos Ruiz Zafon **- thoughts
37. Notes on a Scandal – Zoe Heller *****thoughts
38. Good Work, Secret Seven – Enid Blyton **** (re-read)
39. Moomin: The Complete Comic Strip (Volume 2) – Tove Jansson *****
40. The Carnivorous Carnival – Lemony Snicket ****
41. Other Voices, Other Rooms – Truman Capote *****thoughts
42. Far to Go – Alison Pick ****- thoughts
43. 2BR02B – Kurt Vonnegut ***- thoughts
44. The Secret History – Donna Tartt ****- thoughts
45. A Defence of Poetry and Other Essays – Percy Bysshe Shelley ****- thoughts
46. The Slippery Slope – Lemony Snicket ****
47. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe – Fannie Flagg ****- thoughts
48. The Big Sleep – Raymond Chandler ***- thoughts
49. Belated – Elisabeth Russell Taylor ****- thoughts
50. Home – Marilynne Robinson **- thoughts
51. Cassandra at the Wedding – Dorothy Baker *****thoughts
52. Secret Seven Win Through – Enid Blyton **** (re-read)
53. The Courilof Affair – Irene Nemirovsky ****- thoughts
54. A Fine of Two Hundred Francs – Elsa Triolet ****- thoughts
55. Three Cheers, Secret Seven – Enid Blyton **** (re-read)
56. Period Piece: A Cambridge Childhood – Gwen Raverat ***- thoughts
57. Angel – Elizabeth Taylor ***** thoughts
58. Secret Seven Mystery – Enid Blyton **** (re-read)
59. Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov *** – thoughts
60. Four Children and It – Jacqueline Wilson *****thoughts
61. Three Sisters – May Sinclair *** – thoughts
62. The Little Company – Eleanor Dark ** – thoughts
63. A Love Like Blood – Marcus Sedgwick **** – thoughts
64. Unsaid Things: Our Story – McFly **** – thoughts
65. Stag’s Leap – Sharon Olds **** – thoughts
66. Parnassus on Wheels – Christopher Morley *** – thoughts
67. Puzzle for the Secret Seven – Enid Blyton *** (re-read)
68. The Unknown Bridesmaid – Margaret Forster *** – thoughts
69. The Public Image – Muriel Spark **** – thoughts
70. The Edwardians – Vita Sackville-West *** – thoughts
71. Territorial Rights – Muriel Spark *** – thoughts
72. Love Stories – ed. Diana Secker Tesdell **** – thoughts
73. The Ice Queen – Alice Hoffman **** – thoughts
74. Love Poems – Carol Ann Duffy *****thoughts
75. Moomin: The Complete Comic Strip (Volume 3) – Tove Jansson *****
76. The Library of Unrequited Love – Sophie Divry **** – thoughts
77. Secret Seven Fireworks **** – Enid Blyton (re-read)
78. Death Comes as the End – Agatha Christie *** – thoughts
79. A Bad Spell for the Worst Witch – Jill Murphy *****
80. The Lesson of the Master – Henry James **** – thoughts
81. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain *** – thoughts
82. The Gingerbread House – Carin Gerhardsen **** – thoughts
83. Girl, Interrupted – Susanna Kaysen **** – thoughts
84. Signed, Sealed Delivered: Celebrating the Joys of Letter Writing – Nina Sankovitch **** – thoughts
85. The Happy Foreigner – Enid Bagnold **** – thoughts
86. Esio Trot – Roald Dahl **** (re-read)
87. Keepers of the House – Lisa St Aubin de Teran **** – thoughts
88. The Tales of Beedle the Bard – J.K. Rowling *** – thoughts
89. Monsieur Pamplemousse Hits the Headlines – Michael Bond *** – thoughts
90. A Cat’s Life – Various Authors ****
91. Meet My Folks – Ted Hughes **** – thoughts
92. The Lives of the Muses: Nine Women and the Artists They Inspired – Francine Prose **** – thoughts
93. Good Old Secret Seven – Enid Blyton (re-read) ****
94. How It All Began – Penelope Lively **** – thoughts
95. Scars Upon My Heart: Women’s Poetry and Verse of the First World War – ed. Catherine Reilly **** – thoughts
96. The Listeners – Monica Dickens ** – thoughts
97. Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops – Jen Campbell **** – thoughts
98. Celebrations at Thrush Green – Miss Read *** – thoughts
99. Devoted Ladies – Molly Keane *** – thoughts
100. Shock for Secret Seven – Enid Blyton **** (re-read)
101. Cliffs of Fall – Shirley Hazzard **** – thoughts
102. Sarrasine – Honore de Balzac *** – thoughts
103. Moomin: The Complete Comic Strip (Volume 4) – Tove Jansson *****
104. Renascence and Other Poems – Edna St. Vincent Millay ***** (re-read)
105. The Clothes on Their Backs – Linda Grant **** – thoughts
106. Look Out, Secret Seven – Enid Blyton **** (re-read)
107. Fun for the Secret Seven – Enid Blyton *** (re-read)
108. Secret Seven: Short Story Collection – Enid Blyton ****
109. An Expert in Murder – Nicola Upson ** – thoughts
110. More Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops – Jen Campbell **** – thoughts
111. Love – Elizabeth von Arnim **** – thoughts
112. Wilfred and Eileen – Jonathan Smith **** – thoughts
113. Revenge Wears Prada – Lauren Weisberger *** – thoughts
114. Ottoline and the Yellow Cat – Chris Riddell *** – thoughts
115. The Women Who Got Away – John Updike ** – thoughts
116. Mini Shopaholic – Sophie Kinsella **** – thoughts
117. Pollyanna – Eleanor H. Porter *** – thoughts
118. Shirley – Charlotte Bronte *** – thoughts
119. The Penultimate Peril – Lemony Snicket ***
120. The End – Lemony Snicket ****
121. Mary: A Fiction – Mary Wollstonecraft *** – thoughts
122. The Story of the Treasure Seekers – Edith Nesbit **** – thoughts
123. The Jane Austen Book Club – Karen Joy Fowler *** – thoughts
124. The Lollipop Shoes – Joanne Harris **** – thoughts
125. Insurgent – Veronica Roth *** – thoughts
126. Born Weird – Andrew Kaufman ** – thoughts
127. Tales from Shakespeare – Charles and Mary Lamb ***** – thoughts
128. Hetty Dorval – Ethel Wilson **** – thoughts
129. Frankie & Stankie – Barbara Trapido **** – thoughts
130. An Episode of Sparrows – Rumer Godden **** – thoughts
131. Chaos of the Night: Women’s Poetry and Verse of the Second World War – ed. Catherine Reilly **** – thoughts
132. Brown Girl, Brownstones – Paule Marshall ** – thoughts
133. The Weed That Strings The Hangman’s Bag – Alan Bradley **** – thoughts
134. John Diamond – Leon Garfield *** – thoughts
135. Will Grayson, Will Grayson – John Green and David Levithan **** – thoughts
136. Poems and Prose Poems – Charles Baudelaire **** – thoughts
137. Cottage Poems – Patrick Bronte *** – thoughts
138. The Easter Parade – Richard Yates **** – thoughts
139. Code Name Verity – Elizabeth Wein *** – thoughts
140. One Day – David Nicholls **** – thoughts
141. The Bucket: Memories of an Inattentive Childhood – Allan Ahlberg **** – thoughts
142. The Torrents of Spring – Ernest Hemingway ** – thoughts
143. Infinite Sky – C.J. Flood *** – thoughts
144. Granta 87: Jubilee **** – thoughts
145. The Whole Story and Other Stories – Ali Smith **** – thoughts
146. Each Peach Pear Plum – Janet and Allan Ahlberg ***** (re-read)
147. The Progress of Julius – Daphne du Maurier *** – thoughts
148. The Night of the Burning – Linda Press Wulf *** – thoughts
149. Mary – Vladimir Nabokov ** – thoughts
150. Nurse Matilda – Christianna Brand ****
151. Nurse Matilda Goes to Town – Christianna Brand ****
152. Nurse Matilda Goes to Hospital – Christianna Brand ***
153. Sputnik Sweetheart – Haruki Murakami **** – thoughts
154. Levels of Life – Julian Barnes **** – thoughts
155. The Moon is Down – John Steinbeck **** – thoughts
156. Speedy Death – Gladys Mitchell **** – thoughts
157. Millions Like Us: Women’s Lives in the Second World War – Virginia Nicholson **** – thoughts
158. The Still Point – Amy Sackville *****thoughts
159. The Adventures of the Wishing Chair – Enid Blyton ***** (re-read)
160. The Wishing Chair Again – Enid Blyton ***** (re-read)
161. Frances and Bernard – Carlene Bauer *** – thoughts
162. More Wishing Chair Stories – Enid Blyton ***** (re-read)
163. A Lady of Quality – Frances Hodgson Burnett ****
164. In Flanders Fields: The Story of John McCrae, His Poem and The Poppy – Herwig Verleyen **** – thoughts
165. The Far Cry – Emma Smith **** – thoughts
166. Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson **** – thoughts
167. Till We Have Faces – C.S. Lewis *** – thoughts
168. Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda: The Love Letters of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald – ed. Jackson R. Bryer and Cathy W. Bates *****thoughts
169. Poems – The Bronte Sisters **** (re-read) – thoughts
170. Emma – Charlotte Bronte ****
171. Peaches for Monsieur le Cure – Joanne Harris **** – thoughts
172. Summer Lightning – P.G. Wodehouse *** – thoughts
173. Old Greek Stories – James Baldwin ****
174. The King’s General – Daphne du Maurier **** – thoughts
175. The Greek Myths: The Complete and Definitive Edition – Robert Graves *****thoughts
176. Lying Under the Apple Tree – Alice Munro *****thoughts
177. Two Brothers – Ben Elton **** – thoughts
178. The Longer Bodies – Gladys Mitchell *** – thoughts
179. The Selfish Giant – Oscar Wilde ***** (re-read)
180. Spell It Out: The Singular Story of English Spelling – David Crystal **** – thoughts
181. Burial Rites – Hannah Kent **** – thoughts
182. You Against Me – Jenny Downham ****
183. A Hilltop on the Marne – Mildred Aldrich **** – thoughts
184. After – Morris Gleitzman **** – thoughts
185. The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck **** – thoughts
186. Katherine Mansfield: A Darker View – Jeffrey Meyers **** – thoughts
187. The Exiles Return – Elisabeth de Waal **** – thoughts
188. Caleb’s Crossing – Geraldine Brooks *** – thoughts
189. Storyteller: The Life of Roald Dahl – Donald Sturrock **** – thoughts
190. Poems – William Blake ** (re-read)
191. Don’t Look Now and Other Stories – Daphne du Maurier **** – thoughts
192. A Traveller in Time – Alison Uttley *** – thoughts
193. Only Remembered – ed. Michael Morpurgo *** – thoughts
194. The Last Fighting Tommy – Harry Patch ***
195. Remembrance – Theresa Breslin *** – thoughts
196. The Language of Flowers – Vanessa Diffenbaugh *****
197. The Rotten Romans – Terry Deary **** (re-read)
198. Forward Book of Poetry 2014 – Various *** – thoughts
199. Stuart Little – E.B. White ****
200. A Red Herring Without Mustard – Alan Bradley ****
201. Too Much Happiness – Alice Munro **** – thoughts
202. Bee Journal – Sean Borodale **** – thoughts
203. The Carlyles at Home – Thea Holme ***
204. Eleanor and Park – Rainbow Rowell ****
205. The Parrot Cage – Daphne Wright ** – thoughts
206. Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? – Jeanette Winterson **** – thoughts
207. The Death of Ivan Ilych – Leo Tolstoy ****
208. Dear Enemy – Jean Webster ****
209. Findings – Kathleen Jamie **** – thoughts
210. The Believers – Zoe Heller ****
211. The Blue Room – Hanne Orstavik *** – thoughts
212. The Eyre Affair – Jasper Fforde ***
213. Looking for Enid – Duncan McLaren **
214. Jane of Lantern Hill – L.M. Montgomery **** – thoughts
215. Puck of Pook’s Hill – Rudyard Kipling **** – thoughts
216. Mother Tongue: The Story of the English Language – Bill Bryson *****
217. On Mutability – Jo Shapcott **** – thoughts
218. Dart – Alice Oswald **** – thoughts
219. I Am China – Xiaolu Guo **** – thoughts
220. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl ***** (re-read)
221. Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator – Roald Dahl **** (re-read)
222. The Runaway – Elizabeth Anna Hart ****
223. Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro ***
224. Blue Diary – Alice Hoffman ****
225. The New House – Lettice Cooper ****
226. Love Falls – Esther Freud ****
227. The Birth of Venus – Sarah Dunant ***
228. Out of Fashion: An Anthology – ed. Carol Ann Duffy ****
229. The Listener – Tove Jansson *****thoughts
230. Operation Fortitude: The Greatest Hoax of the Second World War – Joshua Levine ****
231. The Customs House – Andrew Motion ***
232. Practical Magic – Alice Hoffman ***
233. The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories, Volume 1 – Joseph Gordon-Levitt ***** (re-read)
234. The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories, Volume 2 – Joseph Gordon-Levitt ***** (re-read)
235. The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories, Volume 3 – Joseph Gordon-Levitt ***** (re-read)
236. The Loudest Sound and Nothing – Clare Wigfall **
237. Lost at Sea – Bryan Lee O’Malley ****
238. Parisians: An Adventure History of Paris – Graham Robb ***
239. In Diamond Square – Merce Rodoreda **** – thoughts
240. Encounter in April – May Sarton **** – thoughts
241. Inner Landscape – May Sarton *** – thoughts
242. The Lion and The Rose – May Sarton *** – thoughts
243. The Leaves of The Tree – May Sarton **** – thoughts
244. The Land of Silence – May Sarton *** – thoughts
245. We Were Liars – E. Lockhart ****
246. The Midnight Fox – Betsy Byars *** – thoughts
247. It – Alexa Chung ***
248. The Isobel Journal – Isobel Harrop ***
249. Nijinsky – Lucy Moore **** – thoughts
250. Diary of a Crush: French Kiss – Sarra Manning ***
251. The Girl in the Flammable Skirt – Aimee Bender ***
252. As Red As Blood – Salla Simukka *** – thoughts
253. The Home Corner – Ruth Thomas **** – thoughts
254. Long Distance – Penelope Mortimer ***
255. Testament of Experience – Vera Brittain ****
256. The Darling Buds of May – H.E. Bates ***
257. Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword – Barry Deutsch ****
258. Life – ed. Victoria Hislop ****
259. The Thing Around Your Neck – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie ***
260. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Ransom Riggs ****
261. Loss – ed. Victoria Hislop ****
262. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight – Anonymous ****
263. Short Fiction – Virginia Woolf ****
264. Love – ed. Victoria Hislop ***
265. Invisibility – David Levithan and Andrea Cremer ***
266. Tales of the Jazz Age – F. Scott Fitzgerald **** – thoughts (BookTube)
267. The Summer I Turned Pretty – Jenny Han ***
268. The Fall of Arthur – J.R.R. Tolkien ***
269. Are You There, God?  It’s Me, Margaret – Judy Blume *** (re-read)
270. My Neighbor Totoro: The Novel – Tsugiko Kubo and Hayao Miyazaki ****
271. My Salinger Year – Joanna Rakoff **** – thoughts
272. The Means of Escape – Penelope Fitzgerald ****
273. The Children of Green Knowe – Lucy M. Boston ****
274. The River at Green Knowe – Lucy M. Boston ****
275. Postsecret – Frank Warren **** (re-read)
276. Gracefully Grayson – Ami Polonsky ****
277. Strange Weather in Tokyo – Hiromi Kawakami ****
278. Picture Me Gone – Meg Rosoff ****
279. The Famished Road – Ben Okri ** – thoughts
280. Revenge – Yoko Ogawa **** – thoughts
281. Peerless Flats – Esther Freud ****
282. Ammonites and Leaping Fish: A Life in Time – Penelope Lively **
283. Heartburn – Nora Ephron ****
284. As Does New Hampshire – May Sarton ***
285. Short Stories (1) – Truman Capote *****thoughts
286. The Encyclopedia of Early Earth – Isabel Greenberg *****
287. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – J.K. Rowling ***** (re-read)
288. The Grass Harp – Truman Capote *****thoughts
289. Post Office – Charles Bukowski **
290. If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller – Italo Calvino *** (re-read)
291. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – J.K. Rowling ***** (re-read)
292. Mrs Dalloway’s Party – Virginia Woolf **** (re-read)
293. Loitering with Intent – Muriel Spark ****
294. Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood – Marjane Satrapi ***** (re-read)
295. Persepolis: The Story of a Return – Marjane Satrapi ***** (re-read)
296. The Gashlycrumb Tinies – Edward Gorey ****
297. Eichmann and the Holocaust – Hannah Arendt ***
298. The Glass Castle – Jeannette Walls ****
299. The Beacon – Susan Hill ***
300. Summer Crossing – Truman Capote *****thoughts
302. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood *** (re-read)
303. The Tale of the Unknown Island – Jose Saramago ** (re-read)
304. All the Sad Young Men – F. Scott Fitzgerald *****
305. Flush – Virginia Woolf ****
306. If I Stay – Gayle Forman ****
307. Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert ****
308. The Light Years – Elizabeth Jane Howard ****
309. A Grain of Mustard Seed – May Sarton ***
310. Between the Acts – Virginia Woolf **** (re-read)
311. Short Stories (II) – Truman Capote *****thoughts
312. The Camomile Lawn – Mary Wesley ***
313. Here Comes a Chopper – Gladys Mitchell ****
314. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – J.K. Rowling ***** (re-read)
315. A Durable Fire – May Sarton **
316. The Devil at Saxon Wall – Gladys Mitchell **
317. Sophie’s Choice – William Styron ***
318. The Judge – Rebecca West ***
319. The O. Henry Prize Stories ***
320. The Little Bookroom – Eleanor Farjeon ****
321. Travel Sketches – Truman Capote ****
322. Reportages – Truman Capote *****
323. Columbine – Dave Cullen ****
324. The Enchanted Places – Christopher Milne **** – thoughts
325. Landline – Rainbow Rowell ** – thoughts
326. Picnic at Hanging Rock – Joan Lindsay ****
327. Mary Poppins Comes Back – P.L Travers ****
328. Symposium – Muriel Spark **
329. The Castle of Adventure – Enid Blyton ***
330. Afterliff – John Lloyd & Jon Canter ***
331. Miss Happiness and Miss Flower – Rumer Godden ****
332. The Double – Fyodor Dostoevsky ****
333. Mary Poppins Opens the Door – P.L. Travers ***
334. Of Scars and Stardust – Andrea Hannah *** – thoughts
335. The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly – Sun-Mi Hwang ****
336. Orpheus in the Underworld – Ovid ****
337. The Fires of Autumn – Irene Nemirovsky ****
338. The Pianist – Wladyslaw Szpilman **** – thoughts
339. Death of a Nobody – Georges Simenon ***
340. Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off: Love Quarrels from Anton Chekhov to ZZ Packer – ed. Ali Smith and Kasia
Boddy ***
341. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight – Jennifer E. Smith ****
342. The Alice Behind Wonderland – Simon Winchester **** – thoughts (BookTube)
343. Hangsaman – Shirley Jackson ***** – thoughts (BookTube) – Part 1 | Part 2
344. The Haunted Hotel – Wilkie Collins ***
345. The Five People You Meet in Heaven – Mitch Albom ***
346. One Summer: America 1927 – Bill Bryson ****
347. The Portobello Road and Other Stories – Muriel Spark ****
348. Tuesdays with Morrie – Mitch Albom ****
349. The White Castle – Orhan Pamuk **
350. The Worst Witch Strikes Again – Jill Murphy ****
351. Ten Tales from the Decameron – Giovanni Boccaccio ****
352. Portraits – Truman Capote ****
353. Essays – Truman Capote ****
354. Everything I Never Told You – Celeste Ng **** – thoughts
355. The Castle of Otranto – Horace Walpole **** – thoughts
356. The Hundred Year House – Rebecca Makkai *** – thoughts
358. Finding Violet Park – Jenny Valentine ****
359. The Waste Land – T.S. Eliot *****
360. Hymen – H.D. *****
361. Japanese Prints – John Gould Fletcher ****
362. Letters from Skye – Jessica Brockmole **** – thoughts
363. Tove Jansson: Life, Art, Words – Boel Westin **** – thoughts
364. Stop What You’re Doing and Read This! – Various ****
365. Tender is the Night – F. Scott Fitzgerald **** – thoughts (BookTube)
366. Interpreter of Maladies – Jhumpa Lahiri *****
367. Anna Apparent – Nina Bawden **
368. Alias Grace – Margaret Atwood **** – thoughts
369. Orkney – Amy Sackville *****
370. My Mother’s House – Colette *****thoughts
371. Sido – Colette ***
372. Anne Frank: Beyond the Diary – Ruud van der Rol and Rian Verhoeven **** (re-read)
373. 101 Poems to Keep You Sane – ed. Daisy Goodwin **
374. I, Coriander – Sally Gardner ****
375. Zac and Mia – A.J. Betts **** – thoughts
376. This Should Be Written in the Present Tense – Helle Helle ****
377. Almost Famous Women – Meghan Mayhew Bergman ****
378. The Luminaries – Eleanor Catton ****
379. Under the Tripoli Sky – Kamal Ben Hameda *** – thoughts
380. Invisible River – Helena McEwen ****
381. After Me Comes The Flood – Sarah Perry ** – thoughts
382. Every Day – David Levithan **** – thoughts
383. Dirty Beasts – Roald Dahl **** (re-read)
384. Wonderstruck – Brian Selznick **** – thoughts (BookTube)
385. The Book of Laughter and Forgetting – Milan Kundera ***
386. Childhood – Leo Tolstoy ****
387. First World War Poems – ed. Andrew Motion ***
388. The Children of Noisy Village – Astrid Lindgren ***
389. Night Thoughts of a Country Landlady – Edith Olivier **** – thoughts
390. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – J.K. Rowling ***** (re-read)
391. Because You Died: Poetry and Prose from the First World War and After – Vera Brittain ****
392. The Triumphant Footman – Edith Olivier *** thoughts
393. Delicate Edible Birds and Other Stories – Lauren Groff **** – thoughts (BookTube)
394. Lysistrata – Aristophanes ****
395. The Poetic Edda – ed. Carolyne Larrington **** – thoughts
396. The Postmistress – Sarah Blake **
397. Poetry of the First World War: An Anthology – ed. Tim Kendall **** – thoughts
398. The Wise Virgins – Leonard Woolf ****
399. The Book of Proper Names – Amelie Nothomb **** (re-read)
400. The Household Tips of the Great Writers – Mark Crick **
401. Once Upon a Time: A Short History of Fairy Tale – Marina Warner **** – thoughts
402. Oscar Wilde and the Candlelight Murders – Gyles Brandreth ****
403. Before I Go to Sleep – S.J. Watson ****
404. Look Who’s Back! – Timur Vermes **
405. Lady Into Fox – David Garnett **
406. The Miller’s Daughter – Emile Zola **
407. Vanessa and Her Sister – Priya Parmar ***
408. More Fool Me: A Memoir – Stephen Fry *****
thoughts
409. The Dark – Lemony Snicket ****
410. Miss Lonelyhearts – Nathanael West ***
411. Four: A Divergent Story – Veronica Roth **
412. The Enormous Crocodile – Roald Dahl **** (re-read)
413. Percy Jackson: The Demigod Files – Rick Riordan ****
414. The Lover – Marguerite Duras ****
415. Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac – Gabrielle Zevin **** (re-read)
416. The Rape of Lucrece – William Shakespeare ****
417. The Rebecca Notebook and Other Memories – Daphne du Maurier **** – thoughts
418. A Cool Million, or the Dismantling of Lemuel Pitkin – Nathanael West **
419. Murder on the Cliffs – Joanna Challis *** – thoughts
420. Island Summers: Memories of a Norwegian Childhood – Tilly Culme-Seymour ***
421. The Rendezvous and Other Stories – Daphne du Maurier *** thoughts
422. Faulks on Fiction – Sebastian Faulks ** – thoughts (BookTube)
423. She Is Not Invisible – Marcus Sedgwick ****
424. Captain Burle – Emile Zola ***
425. Helga’s Diary – Helga Weiss ****
426. Night Waking – Sarah Moss **** – thoughts (BookTube)
427. The Flying Troutmans – Miriam Toews ****
428. The Infernal World of Branwell Bronte – Daphne du Maurier **** – thoughts
429. The Night Guest – Fiona McFarlane ***
430. Unaccustomed Earth – Jhumpa Lahiri *****
thoughts (BookTube)
431. A Certain Smile – Francoise Sagan *****
thoughts (BookTube)
432. The Woman Novelist and Other Stories – Diana Gardner ***
433. The Day of the Locust – Nathanael West ***
434. The Tear Thief – Carol Ann Duffy ****
435. Family Values – Maureen Duffy ***
436. The Dream Life of Balso Snell – Nathanael West *
437. The Awakening of Miss Prim – Natalia Sanmartin Fenollera ****
438. The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There – Catherynne M. Valente ****
439. Sylvia Plath: Poems Chosen by Carol Ann Duffy *****
440. Hungry Hill – Daphne du Maurier ** – thoughts
441. The Mystery of the Secret Room – Enid Blyton ****
442. Island on Fire – Alexandra Witze and Jeff Kanipe ****
443. Daphne du Maurier: A Daughter’s Memoir – Flavia Leng **** – thoughts
444. If It Was My Band… – Emma Scott ****
445. The Doll: Short Stories – Daphne du Maurier **** – thoughts
446. Secret Europe: A Lonely Planet Guide ***
447. The Complete Short Stories – Elizabeth Taylor **** (re-read)
448. Out of the Easy – Ruta Sepetys ***
449. The Age of Magic – Ben Okri ** – thoughts
450. The Lost Child – Suzanne McCourt *** – thoughts
451. The Cat – E.F. Benson ****
452. By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept – Elizabeth Smart ****
453. Snow White Must Die – Nele Neuhaus ***
454. Boyhood – Leo Tolstoy ****
455. Rebecca’s Tale – Sally Beauman *** thoughts
456. Witches: James I and the English Witch Hunts – Tracy Borman **** – thoughts
457. The Adventures of Tintin: The Black Island – Herge ****
458. Aunt Sass: Christmas Stories – P.L. Travers **** – thoughts
459. My True Love Gave to Me – ed. Stephanie Perkins ****thoughts
460. The Mistletoe Bride and Other Haunting Tales – Kate Mosse ***
461. Terror Town – Marcus Sedgwick **
462. The Girl Who Couldn’t Read – John Harding **
463. There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbour’s Baby – Ludmilla Petrushevskaya ***
464. Rule Britannia – Daphne du Maurier **** – thoughts
465. Neverland: J.M. Barrie, the du Mauriers and the Dark Side of Peter Pan – Piers Dudgeon ***thoughts
466. The Camomile – Catherine Carswell ****
467. There Once Was a Mother Who Loved Her Children Until They Moved Back In – Ludmilla Petrushevskaya **thoughts
468. Coraline – Neil Gaiman **** (re-read)
469. A Haunted House – Virginia Woolf *****
(re-read)
470. How to be Both – Ali Smith ****
471. The Monsters of Templeton – Lauren Groff ***
472. That Glimpse of Truth: 100 of the Finest Short Stories Ever Written – ed. David Miller **** – thoughts
473. Mandoa, Mandoa! – Winifred Holtby ***
474. Moominvalley in November – Tove Jansson ***** (re-read)
475. This Side of Paradise – F. Scott Fitzgerald ****
476. The Death of Olivier Becaille – Emile Zola ****
477. Selected Poems – Edward Thomas *****thoughts (BookTube)
478. Mary Anne – Daphne du Maurier *** – thoughts
479. Hotel Savoy – Joseph Roth **
480. Poems – Rainer Maria Rilke **** – thoughts (BookTube)
481. The Tiger’s Eye – L. Frank Baum ***
482. A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute ***
483. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – J.K. Rowling ***** (re-read)
484. The Glass-Blowers – Daphne du Maurier *** – thoughts
485. Oscar Wilde and the Ring of Death – Gyles Brandreth ***
486. Deceived with Kindness: A Bloomsbury Childhood – Angelica Garnett ****
487. Honeydew – Edith Pearlman ** – thoughts
488. Nancy and Plum – Betty MacDonald ** – thoughts
489. Starter for Ten – David Nicholls ****
490. The Flight of the Falcon – Daphne du Maurier ** – thoughts
491. Selected Poems – Emily Dickinson ** (re-read)
492. If I Were a Man – Charlotte Perkins Gilman ****
493. A Pair of Silk Stockings – Kate Chopin ****
494. Selected Poems – Ezra Pound ****
495. Ethan Frome – Edith Wharton ***** (re-read) – thoughts (BookTube)
496. Selected Poems – H.D. **** (re-read)
497. Selected Poems – T.S. Eliot ***** (re-read) – thoughts (BookTube)
498. Selected Poems – Wallace Stevens ****
499. Selected Poems – William Carlos Williams ***
500. The Lost Phoebe – Theodore Dreiser ***
501. Selected Poems – Robert Frost ****
502. Selected Poems – Gertrude Stein **
503. Agnes Grey – Anne Bronte ***** (re-read) – thoughts (BookTube)
504. The Lake of Dreams – Kim Edwards **
505. The Offering – Grace McCleen *** – thoughts
506. I Was Here – Gayle Forman *** – thoughts
507. The Rabbit Back Literature Society – Pasi Ilmari Jaaskalainen **** – thoughts
508. The Blind Assassin – Margaret Atwood ***
509. Hansel and Gretel – Neil Gaiman **** – thoughts
510. The Sleeper and the Spindle – Neil Gaiman **** – thoughts
511. The Winding Star: Francis Bacon, His Rise and Fall – Daphne du Maurier *** – thoughts
512. Kick-Ass: The Graphic Novel – Mark Millar ****
513. Little Women – Louisa May Alcott **** – thoughts
514. Wenceslas – Carol Ann Duffy ***** (re-read)
515. The Snow Geese – William Fiennes ****
516. The Talking Horse and the Sad Girl and the Village Under the Sea – Mark Haddon **
517. Mean Time – Carol Ann Duffy ****
518. Poetry – Sappho **** – thoughts
519. Love Letters of Great Women – ed. Ursula Doyle ***
520. Travel Light, Travel Dark – John Agard **
521. The Happy Tree – Rosalind Murray *****thoughts
522. Etta and Otto and Russell and James – Emma Hooper *** – thoughts
523. Wine at Breakfast – Claire King **
524. The Inheritance of Loss – Kiran Desai **
525. The Guest Cat – Takashi Hiraide ***
526. Daisy Miller – Henry James **** (re-read) – thoughts
527. Oscar Wilde and the Dead Man’s Smile – Gyles Brandreth ***
528. Mrs Scrooge – Carol Ann Duffy ****
529. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – C.S. Lewis ***** (re-read)
530. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – J.K. Rowling ***** (re-read)
531. Books v. Cigarettes – George Orwell ****
532. The Wild Things – Dave Eggers ****
533. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven – Corey Taylor ****
534. The Princess of Siberia – Christine Sutherland ****
535. The Christmas Truce – Carol Ann Duffy ***** (re-read)
536. Babylon Revisited – F. Scott Fitzgerald **** – thoughts
537. The Orange Girl – Jostein Gaarder ***** (re-read)
538. Miss Ranskill Comes Home – Barbara Euphan Todd *****thoughts (BookTube)
539. Lafcadio: The Lion Who Shot Back – Shel Silverstein ***
540. Father Christmas – Raymond Briggs ****
541. Ug: Boy Genius of the Stone Age – Raymond Briggs **
542. Three Ladies Beside the Sea – Rhoda Levine ****
543. The Shrinking of Treehorn – Florence Parry Heide ****
544. Treehorn’s Wish – Florence Parry Heide ***
545. The Dong with a Luminous Nose – Edward Lear **** (re-read)
546. The Tomten – Astrid Lindgren ****
547. Tipping the Velvet – Sarah Waters **
548. The Virago Book of Christmas – ed. Michelle Lovric ***** (re-read)
549. Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares – Rachel Cohn and David Levithan ***** (re-read)
550. Let It Snow – John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle ****
551. Moominland Midwinter – Tove Jansson ***** (re-read)
552. The Bees – Carol Ann Duffy *****
553. The Secret Journals of Sherlock Holmes – June Thomson ***
554. Mystery in White – J. Jefferson Farjeon *****
555. Madeline’s Christmas – Ludwig Bemelmans ***** (re-read)
556. The Fox at the Manger – P.L. Travers ****
557. Nana – Emile Zola **** – thoughts

2013:

1. Selected Poems – e.e. cummings ****
2. Wessex Tales – Thomas Hardy ***
3. Wessex Poems and Other Verses – Thomas Hardy ***
4. The Glass Menagerie – Tennessee Williams ****
5. Dark Places – Gillian Flynn **
6. Half of a Yellow Sun – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie ****
7. Madame Pamplemousse and the Time-Travelling Cafe – Rupert Kingfisher ****
8. The Year of Magical Thinking – Joan Didion ****
9. Winter Trees – Sylvia Plath ***** (re-read)
10. Cymbeline – William Shakespeare ****
11. A Separate Peace – John Knowles **
12. Cheri – Colette ****
13. Orlando – Virginia Woolf ***
14. King Henry IV, Part One – William Shakespeare ***
15. Madame Pamplemousse and the Enchanted Sweet Shop – Rupert Kingfisher ****
16. The Wood – John Stewart Collis ***
17. Bedknobs and Broomsticks – Mary Norton *****
18. The Corn Maiden and Other Nightmares – Joyce Carol Oates **
19. The Land of Green Ginger – Winifred Holtby *****
20. Naked Lunch – William S. Burroughs **
21. Paddington at Work – Michael Bond *****
22. Summer in Baden-Baden – Leonid Tsypkin ****
23. First Term at Malory Towers – Enid Blyton **** (re-read)
24. The Last of Cheri – Colette ***
25. No Signposts in the Sea – Vita Sackville-West ****
26. On the Road – Jack Kerouac ****
27. The Unbearable Lightness of Being – Milan Kundera **** (re-read)
28. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress – Dai Sijie ***
29. Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard and Other Poems – Various ***
30. Not the End of the World – Kate Atkinson ***** (re-read)
31. Doppler – Erlend Loe ****
32. Eva Braun: Life with Hitler – Heike B. Gortemaker **
33. One Green Field – Edward Thomas ***
34. A Street Cat Named Bob – James Bowen ****
35. Back Home – Michelle Magorian ****
36. Tin Toys – Ursula Holden *** – thoughts
37. We Have Always Lived in the Castle – Shirley Jackson ****
38. Unicorn Sisters – Ursula Holden **** – thoughts
39. A Bubble Garden – Ursula Holden ** – thoughts
40. The Passion – Jeanette Winterson ****
41. Vanessa and Virginia – Susan Sellers *****
42. The Naughtiest Girl is a Monitor – Enid Blyton **** (re-read)
43. Animal Farm – George Orwell ****
44. The Water Babies – Charles Kingsley **
45. 1,227 QI Facts to Blow Your Socks Off – John Lloyd *****
46. The Old Man and The Sea – Ernest Hemingway ****
47. Treasures from the Attic: The Extraordinary Story of Anne Frank’s Family – Mirjam Pressler ****
48. The Pleasures of English Food – Alan Davidson ***
49. The Midwife of Hope River – Patricia Harman **
50. Walden, Or Life in the Woods – Henry David Thoreau **
51. Raggedy Ann Stories – Johnny Gruelle ****
52. Good Behaviour – Molly Keane ****
53. The Mussel Feast – Birgit Vanderbeke **** – thoughts
54. A Far Cry From Kensington – Muriel Spark ****
55. Devil by the Sea – Nina Bawden ****
56. Perrault’s Fairy Tales – Charles Perrault ***
57. Through England on a Side-Saddle – Celia Fiennes **
58. The Beauties of a Cottage Garden – Gertrude Jekyll ****
59. The Taming of the Shrew – William Shakespeare ****
60. Selected Poems – Anna Akhmatova ****
61. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan – Lisa See ****
62. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie – Muriel Spark **** (re-read)
63. The Love-Charm of Bombs: Restless Lives in the Second World War – Lara Feigel ****
64. Tell the Wolves I’m Home – Carol Rifka Brunt ***** – thoughts
65. Excellent Women – Barbara Pym ****
66. War of the Worlds – H.G. Wells ***
67. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner – Samuel Taylor Coleridge ****
68. Let Us Now Praise Famous Gardens – Vita Sackville-West ****
69. Dust Tracks on a Road – Zora Neale Hurston ****
70. Titus Andronicus – William Shakespeare *****
71. Life at Grasmere – Dorothy and William Wordsworth **
72. Divergent – Veronica Roth ****
73. All That I Am – Anna Funder ***
74. Night – Elie Wiesel **** (re-read)
75. Ballet Shoes – Noel Streatfeild *****
76. England, My England: A Treasury of All Things English – Gerry Hanson ****
77. The J.M. Barrie Ladies’ Swimming Society – Barbara J. Zitwer **
78. Gaglow – Esther Freud ****
79. A Shropshire Lad – A.E. Housman ***
80. A Wiltshire Diary – Francis Kilvert **
81. Country Lore and Legends – Jennifer Westwood and Jacqueline Simpson ****
82. Monday or Tuesday – Virginia Woolf ****
83. The Cuckoo Clock – Mary Louisa Molesworth ****
84. The Ode Less Travelled: Unlocking the Poet Within – Stephen Fry *****
85. Raven Girl – Audrey Niffenegger **** – thoughts
86. Instructions for a Heatwave – Maggie O’Farrell ****
87. His Last Bow – Arthur Conan Doyle ***
88. The Case-book of Sherlock Holmes – Arthur Conan Doyle ***
89. Warm Bodies – Isaac Marion ****
90. The Case of the Late Pig – Margery Allingham ****
91. Candide – Voltaire ****
92. The Raven – Edgar Allen Poe **** (re-read)
93. The Defence of Guenevere and Other Poems – William Morris ****
94. The Fault in Our Stars – John Green *****
95. Antony and Cleopatra – William Shakespeare ****
96. Love’s Shadow – Ada Leverson ****
97. The Somnambulist – Essie Fox **
98. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Arthur Conan Doyle ****
99. The Mysterious Benedict Society – Trenton Lee Stewart ***
100. A Woman in Berlin – Anonymous *****
101. NP – Banana Yoshimoto ****
102. The Night Rainbow – Claire King **** – thoughts
103. Lolly Willowes – Sylvia Townsend Warner ****
104. Several Perceptions – Angela Carter ***
105. Collected Poems – Roger McGough ***
106. Journals and Letters – Katherine Mansfield *****
107. A Streetcar Named Desire – Tennessee Williams *****
108. Mansfield – C.K. Stead ****
109. The Conversation Poems – Samuel Taylor Coleridge ****
110. Life After Life – Kate Atkinson ****
111. The Birds on the Trees – Nina Bawden ****
112. White Nights – Fyodor Dostoevsky ****
113. The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey – Trenton Lee Stewart **
114. The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner’s Dilemma – Trenton Lee Stewart **
115. Courtesans – Katie Hickman ***
116. This is the End – Stella Benson ****
117. Magda – Meike Ziervogel ** – thoughts
118. The Franchise Affair – Josephine Tey ****
119. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again – J.R.R. Tolkien *****
120. Out of the Doll’s House: The Story of Women in the Twentieth Century – Angela Holdsworth ****
121. Frequent Hearses – Edmund Crispin ****
122. Vanishing Cornwall – Daphne du Maurier ****
123. Sweet Bird of Youth – Tennessee Williams ****
124. The Siege – Helen Dunmore **** (re-read)
125. Number the Stars – Lois Lowry **** (re-read)
126. Third Form at St Clare’s – Pamela Cox **** (re-read)
127. The Making of Us – Lisa Jewell **
128. The Shipping News – E. Annie Proulx **
129. Let Me Go: My Mother and the SS – Helga Schneider ***** (re-read)
130. The Hundred Secret Senses – Amy Tan ****
131. Twelfth Night – William Shakespeare ****
132. War Poems – Siegfried Sassoon *****
133. Between Ourselves: Letters Between Mothers and Daughters – ed. Karen Payne ****
134. Thursday’s Children – Rumer Godden ****
135. Killing Floor – Lee Child **
136. Five Past Midnight – James Thayer **
137. The Dud Avocado – Elaine Dundy *****
138. Back Story – David Mitchell ****
139. Henry V – William Shakespeare ****
140. Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe ****
141. The Joy of Eating: The Virago Book of Food – ed. Joy Foulston *****
142. Mirror Mirror – Gregory Maguire ****
143. The Dogs of Riga – Henning Mankell ***
144. Poems (Selected by Ted Hughes) – Sylvia Plath ***** (re-read)
145. The Enchanted Castle – E. Nesbit ****
146. The Master and Margarita – Mikhail Bulgakov *****
147. Now We Are Six – A.A. Milne ***** (re-read)
148. The Heretic’s Daughter – Kathleen Kent ***
149. The Moomins and the Great Flood – Tove Jansson *****
150. The Flood – Emile Zola ****
151. Five Go Down to the Sea – Enid Blyton **** (re-read)
152. Comedy of Errors – William Shakespeare ****
153. Peter Pan – J.M. Barrie ***** (re-read)
154. Tortoise by Candlelight – Nina Bawden ****
155. Whose Body? – Dorothy L. Sayers ***
156. Letters Home – Sylvia Plath *****
157. My Dear, I Wanted to Tell You – Louisa Young ****
158. Coriolanus – William Shakespeare ***
159. The Garden Party and Other Stories – Katherine Mansfield ***** (re-read)
160. Finn Family Moomintroll – Tove Jansson ***** (re-read)
161. The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared – Jonas Jonasson ***
162. Beggars Banquet – Ian Rankin ***
163. Burning Bright – Tracy Chevalier **
164. The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald ***** (re-read)
165. The Poor Clare – Elizabeth Gaskell ***
166. Hunger – Knut Hamsun ****
167. Sarah’s Key – Tatiana de Rosnay ****
168. The Secret Life of Bletchley Park – Sinclair McKay ****
169. The Little Lady Agency – Hester Browne ***
170. The Penguin Book of Classical Myths – Jenny March *****
171. The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho **
172. L’Alchimiste – Paulo Coelho **
173. The Scapegoat – Daphne du Maurier ****
174. The Repentant Rake – Edward Marston ****
175. Bonjour Tristesse – Francoise Sagan **** (re-read)
176. The Folded Leaf – William Maxwell ****
177. Lark Rise – Flora Thompson ***
178. Over to Candleford – Flora Thompson ****
179. Candleford Green – Flora Thompson ****
180. Paperweight – Stephen Fry *****
181. Forever – Judy Blume ***
182. The Whispering Land – Gerald Durrell ****
183. We Were Young and At War – Sarah Wallis and Svetlana Palmer ****
184. Sea Garden – H.D. ****
185. The Murders in the Rue Morgue – Edgar Allan Poe ** (re-read)
186. Daphne – Justine Picardie *****
187. The Runaway Summer – Nina Bawden ****
188. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter – Carson McCullers *****
189. The Magician’s Nephew – C.S. Lewis ***** (re-read)
190. Down and Out in Paris and London – George Orwell ****
191. As You Like It – William Shakespeare ***
192. The Man Who Broke Into Auschwitz – Denis Avey **
193. Hymen – H.D. ****
194. The Pumpkin Eater – Penelope Mortimer ****
195. Katherine Mansfield: The Memories of L.M. – Ida Constance Baker *****
196. The Stranger’s Child – Alan Hollinghurst ***
197. Vampires in the Lemon Grove – Karen Russell ***
198. The Moonstone – Wilkie Collins ***
199. Now in November – Josephine Johnson *****
200. Valley of the Dolls – Jacqueline Susann **
201. Henry VI, Part One – William Shakespeare ***
202. Early Spring – Tove Ditlevsen ****
203. Christine – Elizabeth von Arnim **** (re-read)
204. Eight Cousins – Louisa May Alcott ****
205. A Month with April-May – Edyth Bulbring ***
206. The Grandmother – Bozena Nemcova ***
207. Geisha – Liza Dalby ****
208. 1000 Films to Change Your Life – Time Out ****
209. War Horse – Michael Morpurgo ***
210. Empire of the Sun – J.G. Ballard ****
211. The President’s Hat – Antoine Laurain ****
212. Astray – Emma Donoghue **** – thoughts
213. The Winter of Our Discontent – John Steinbeck *****
214. The Crimson Rooms – Katharine McMahon ***
215. Answering Back – ed. Carol Ann Duffy ****
216. The Red Sweet Wine of Youth – Nicholas Murray *****
217. Rosie – Alan Titchmarsh ***
218. Children on Their Birthdays – Truman Capote *****
219. Rebel on a Rock – Nina Bawden ****
220. Dry – Augusten Burroughs ****
221. The Psychopath Test – Jon Ronson ****
222. The Merry Wives of Windsor – William Shakespeare ****
223. 1984 – George Orwell **** (re-read)
224. O Pioneers! – Willa Cather ***
225. The Third Miss Symons – F.M. Mayor ***
226. Runaway – Alice Munro ****
227. A Doll’s House – Henrik Ibsen *** (re-read)
228. The Robber Bridegroom – Eudora Welty ****
229. Mr Darwin’s Gardener – Kristina Carlson **
230. Claudine at St Clare’s – Enid Blyton **** (re-read)
231. The Complete Poetical Works – Edgar Allan Poe *****
232. The Other Woman – Colette *****
233. Songs of Childhood – Walter de la Mare ****
234. The Listeners and Other Poems – Walter de la Mare ****
235. Novels and Novelists – Katherine Mansfield *****
236. Brother Jacob – George Eliot ***
237. Madame de Treymes – Edith Wharton **
238. Selected Poems – Sharon Olds *****
239. Birthday Letters – Ted Hughes *****
240. The Optimist’s Daughter – Eudora Welty ***
241. The Horse and His Boy – C.S. Lewis **** (re-read)
242. A Curtain of Green and Other Stories – Eudora Welty ****
243. Charlotte’s Web – E.B. White *****
244. The Wide Net and Other Stories – Eudora Welty ***
245. Equations of Life – Simon Morden ***
246. Reflections in a Golden Eye – Carson McCullers ****
247. The Complete Polysyllabic Spree – Nick Hornby ****
248. Emil’s Clever Pig – Astrid Lindgren ****
249. The Golden Apples and Other Stories – Eudora Welty ***
250. Ariel – Sylvia Plath ***** (re-read)
251. The Longest Whale Song – Jacqueline Wilson ****
252. Collages – Anais Nin *****
253. Julius Caesar – William Shakespeare ****
254. The Loving Spirit – Daphne du Maurier ****
255. Emil and the Great Escape – Astrid Lindgren ****
256. The Watchman – Matt Langford ****
257. Socrates in Love – Kyoichi Katayama ****
258. Cheerful Weather for the Wedding – Julia Strachey *****
259. The Integrated Man – Julia Strachey ****
260. Coraline – Neil Gaiman ****
261. Kensuke’s Kingdom – Michael Morpurgo ***** (re-read)
262. Ella Minnow Pea – Mark Dunn ****
263. The Land of Stories – Chris Colfer ***
264. Fabled Shore: From the Pyrenees to Portugal – Rose Macaulay ****
265. The End of Your Life Book Club – Will Schwalbe ****
266. Curious, If True: Strange Tales – Elizabeth Gaskell ***
267. Madensky Square – Eva Ibbotson ***
268. The Schoolmistress and Other Stories – Anton Chekhov ****
269. Mr Skeffington – Elizabeth von Arnim ***
270. Alexander’s Bridge – Willa Cather ***
271. Giants: The Dwarfs of Auschwitz – Yehuda Koren ****
272. Housekeeping – Marilynne Robinson ****
273. Shakespeare – Bill Bryson *****
274. Lotta Makes a Mess – Astrid Lindgren ****
275. The Ice House – Nina Bawden **
276. Under Milk Wood – Dylan Thomas ***
277. Lotta Says No! – Astrid Lindgren ****
278. Five Quarters of the Orange – Joanne Harris **
279. The Penguin Book of Modern British Short Stories – ed. Malcolm Bradbury ***
280. Much Ado About Nothing – William Shakespeare ****
281. The Little Vampire in Love – Angela Sommer-Bodenberg *****
282. The Hodgeheg – Dick King-Smith (re-read) ****
283. Love Letters of Great Men – ed. Ursula Doyle ***
284. The Wide Window – Lemony Snicket ****
285. Lonesome Traveller – Jack Kerouac ***
286. The Color Purple – Alice Walker (re-read) ****
287. 501 Must-Visit Cities *****
288. Three Junes – Julia Glass ****
289. Virago is 40: A Celebration – Various ***
290. How to be a Victorian – Ruth Goodman **** – thoughts
291. The Etymologicon – Mark Forsyth **** – thoughts
292. The Song of Achilles – Madeline Miller **** – thoughts
293. The Iron Man – Ted Hughes *****thoughts
294. Paris Tales – ed. Helen Constantine ****
295. The Iron Woman – Ted Hughes **** – thoughts
296. Karlson on the Roof – Astrid Lindgren ****
297. Americanah – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie ** – – thoughts
298. The Vet’s Daughter – Barbara Comyns **** – thoughts
299. Shire – Ali Smith **** – thoughts
300. Frankenstein – Mary Shelley ***** (re-read) – thoughts
301. Gigi – Colette **** – – thoughts
302. Sisters by a River – Barbara Comyns **** – thoughts
303. Daughters of the House – Michele Roberts **** – thoughts
304. The Wombles – Elisabeth Beresford *****thoughts
305. Emil and the Sneaky Rat – Astrid Lindgren ****
306. Nancy Drew: The Secret of Shadow Ranch – Carolyn Keene ** – thoughts
307. A Woman of My Age – Nina Bawden **** – thoughts
308. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – Ian Fleming *****thoughts
309. The Cat – Colette *****thoughts
310. The Miserable Mill – Lemony Snicket **** – thoughts
311. The Bracelets – Maria Edgeworth ** – thoughts
312. The Doll’s House and Other Stories – Sylvia Townsend Warner **** – thoughts
313. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit – Jeanette Winterson **** – thoughts
314. Our Spoons Came From Woolworths – Barbara Comyns **** – thoughts
315. The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett ***** (re-read) – thoughts
316. The Ballad of the Sad Cafe and Other Stories – Carson McCullers *** – thoughts
317. Candyfloss – Jacqueline Wilson **** – thoughts
318. Girl Meets Boy – Ali Smith **** – thoughts
319. Little Vampire on the Farm – Angela Sommer-Bodenburg **** – thoughts
320. Karlson Flies Again – Astrid Lindgren **** – thoughts
321. Hungry Hearts and Other Stories – Anzia Yezierska *** – thoughts
322. Up the Junction – Nell Dunn ** – thoughts
323. Poor Cow – Nell Dunn ** – thoughts
324. Feather Boy – Nicky Singer *****thoughts
325. The Poetry of Cats – ed. Samuel Carr **** – thoughts
326. Henry VIII – William Shakespeare *** – thoughts
327. The Return of the Soldier – Rebecca West *****thoughts
328. Peacock Pie: A Book of Rhymes – Walter de la Mare **** – thoughts
329. Beatrix Potter: A Holiday Diary – ed. Judy Taylor **** – thoughts
330. No Longer Human – Osamu Dazai **** – thoughts
331. The Dogs and The Wolves – Irene Nemirovsky *****thoughts
332. Homer’s Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale – Gwen Cooper **** – thoughts
333. Where Angels Fear to Tread – E.M. Forster *** – thoughts
334. The Lifted Veil – George Eliot ***  – thoughts
335. The Luckiest Girl in the School – Angela Brazil **** – thoughts
336. The Little Shadows – Marina Endicott **** – thoughts
337. Revolutionary Road – Richard Yates **** – thoughts
338. The Velveteen Rabbit – Margery Williams ****
339. Precious Bane – Mary Webb *** – thoughts
340. The Balkans – Mark Mazower ** – thoughts
341. The Easter Party – Vita Sackville-West *** – thoughts
342. The Photographed Cat – ed. Arnold Arluke and Lauren Rolfe *** – thoughts
343. Uncle Vanya – Anton Chekhov **** – thoughts
344. Binocular Vision – Edith Pearlman **** – thoughts
345. The Family from One End Street – Eve Garnett **** – thoughts
346. Mrs Pepperpot Turns Detective – Alf Proysen (re-read) **** – thoughts
347. Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats – T.S. Eliot (re-read) **** – thoughts
348. Elizabeth of the German Garden: A Literary Journey – Jennifer Walker **** – thoughts
349. My Life in France – Julia Child *****thoughts
350. Mary Poppins – P.L. Travers *****thoughts
351. Summer – Edith Wharton **
352. The Life and Death of Harriett Frean – May Sinclair **** – thoughts
353. The Rector – Mrs Oliphant ** – thoughts
354. Cookie – Jacqueline Wilson **** – thoughts
355. Let the Great World Spin – Colum McCann *** – thoughts
356. Poetry: Selected by Fiona Sampson – Percy Bysshe Shelley **** – thoughts
357. The Caravaners – Elizabeth von Arnim *** – thoughts
358. As I Lay Dying – William Faulkner **** – thoughts
359. Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List – Rachel Cohn and David Levithan **** – thoughts
360. The View from Castle Rock – Alice Munro *** – thoughts
361. The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories, Volume 1 – Joseph Gordon Levitt ***** (re-read) – thoughts
362. Chasing the King of Hearts – Hanna Krall *** – thoughts
363. The Wonderful Weekend Book – Elspeth Thompson **** – thoughts
364. A Midsummer Tight’s Dream – Louise Rennison *** – thoughts
365. King Lear – William Shakespeare **** – thoughts
366. The Dwarves of Death – Jonathan Coe ** – thoughts
367. Sula – Toni Morrison **** – thoughts
368. Treasure Hunt – Molly Keane *** – thoughts
369. Beatrix Potter’s Letters – ed. Judy Taylor *****thoughts
370. Lily Alone – Jacqueline Wilson **** – thoughts
371. Slaughterhouse-Five – Kurt Vonnegut **** – thoughts
372. Summer Will Show – Sylvia Townsend Warner *** – thoughts
373. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief – Rick Riordan **** – thoughts
374. The Language of Flowers – Kate Greenaway **** – thoughts
375. Selected Poems – T.S. Eliot *** – thoughts
376. A Game of Hide and Seek – Elizabeth Taylor **** – thoughts
377. Beatrice and Virgil – Yann Martel *** – thoughts
378. Hard Times – Charles Dickens ** – thoughts
379. Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist – David Levithan and Rachel Cohn **** – thoughts
380. The Waves – Virginia Woolf **** – thoughts
381. The Ocean at the End of the Lane – Neil Gaiman *** – thoughts
382. Mina Laury – Charlotte Bronte **** – thoughts
383. French Leave – Anna Gavalda **** – thoughts
384. M is for Magic – Neil Gaiman **** – thoughts
385. The Journal of Katherine Mansfield *****thoughts
386. How They Met and Other Stories – David Levithan **** – thoughts
387. The Rose-Garden Husband – Margaret Widdemer *** – thoughts
388. A Tale for the Time Being – Ruth Ozeki *** – thoughts
389. None Turn Back – Storm Jameson ** – thoughts
390. The Big Trip Up Yonder – Kurt Vonnegut *** – thoughts
391. Our Little Finnish Cousin – Clara Votrovsky Winlow *** – thoughts
392. Love is the Higher Law – David Levithan **** – thoughts
393. The Iliad – Homer *****thoughts
394. The Last of Summer – Kate O’Brien ** – thoughts
395. An Abundance of Katherines – John Green **** – thoughts
396. The Lovers – Vendela Vida **** – thoughts
397. Troilus and Cressida – William Shakespeare **** – thoughts
398. Shakespeare on Toast – Ben Crystal **** – thoughts
399. The Lost Estate – Alain-Fournier *** – thoughts
400. The Reader – Ali Smith **** – thoughts
401. Peony in Love – Lisa See *** – thoughts
402. 40 (Canongate) – Various Authors ** – thoughts
403. The Leavenworth Case – Anna Katharine Green **** – thoughts
404. The Four-Chambered Heart – Anais Nin *** – thoughts
405. The Little Stranger – Sarah Waters *** – thoughts
406. The Wolves of Willoughby Chase – Joan Aiken *** – thoughts
407. The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky ***** (re-read) – thoughts
408. When God was a Rabbit – Sarah Winman **** – thoughts
409. A Tree with a Bird In It – ed. Margaret Widdemer ** – thoughts
410. Doctor Faustus – Christopher Marlowe *** – thoughts
411. Goodbye to Berlin – Christopher Isherwood *** – thoughts
412. A Monster Calls – Patrick Ness **** – thoughts
413. The Blue Lenses and Other Stories – Daphne du Maurier **** – thoughts
414. Weight – Jeanette Winterson **** – thoughts
415. The Blue Fox – Sjon **** – thoughts
416. Love’s Labour’s Lost – William Shakespeare ** – thoughts
417. The Owl Service – Alan Garner ** – thoughts
418. At Large and At Small: Confessions of a Literary Hedonist – Anne Fadiman **** – thoughts
419. Dear Life – Alice Munro **** – thoughts
420. Room – Emma Donoghue **** – thoughts
421. The True Story of Hansel and Gretel – Louise Murphy **** – thoughts
422. Isis – Douglas Clegg *** – thoughts
423. Another Time, Another Place – Jessie Kesson ** – thoughts
424. Katherine Mansfield: A Secret Life – Claire Tomalin ****
425. All the Dogs of My Life – Elizabeth von Arnim *** – thoughts
426. Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy – Helen Fielding **** – thoughts
427. Stargirl – Jerry Spinelli **** – thoughts
428. The Squire – Enid Bagnold **** – thoughts
429. Bluestockings: The Remarkable Story of the First Women to Fight for an Education – Jane Robinson **** – thoughts
430. Into the Wild – Jon Krakauer *** – thoughts
431. The Other Queen – Philippa Gregory *** – thoughts
432. The Old Child – Jenny Erpenbeck **** – thoughts
433. The Father – August Strindberg *** – thoughts
434. The Book of Words – Jenny Erpenbeck **** – thoughts
435. Percy Jackson and The Sea of Monsters – Rick Riordan **** – thoughts
436. King John – William Shakespeare **** – thoughts
437. The Two Mrs Abbotts – D.E. Stevenson **** – thoughts
438. A Country Doctor’s Notebook – Mikhail Bulgakov *** – thoughts
439. Paradise – Toni Morrison ** – thoughts
440. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams *** – thoughts
441. Selected Stories – Alice Munro **** – thoughts
442. The Turn of the Screw – Henry James **** – thoughts
443. Juvenilia – Jane Austen **  – thoughts
444. The Secret Passage – Nina Bawden **** – thoughts
445. The Merchant of Venice – William Shakespeare **** – thoughts
446. Colette’s France: Her Lives, Her Loves – Jane Gilmour **** – thoughts
447. The Marriage Plot – Jeffrey Eugenides **** – thoughts
448. Milkweed – Jerry Spinelli **** – thoughts
449. The Field Guide (The Spiderwick Chronicles #1) – Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black **** – thoughts
450. Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome **** – thoughts
451. The Red Garden – Alice Hoffman **** – thoughts
452. Othello – William Shakespeare **** – thoughts
453. Speak, Memory – Vladimir Nabokov *** – thoughts
454. Madeline’s Christmas – Ludwig Bemelmans ***** (re-read)
455. Madeline – Ludwig Bemelmans ***** (re-read)
456. Madeline and the Bad Hat – Ludwig Bemelmans ***** (re-read)
457. Madeline’s Rescue – Ludwig Bemelmans ***** (re-read)
458. Elegy for Eddie – Jacqueline Winspear *** – thoughts
459. The Seeing Stone (The Spiderwick Chronicles #2) – Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black **** – thoughts
460. Lucinda’s Secret (The Spiderwick Chronicles #3) – Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black **** – thoughts
461. The Ironwood Tree (The Spiderwick Chronicles #4) – Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black *** – thoughts
462. The Wrath of Mulgarath (The Spiderwick Chronicles #5) – Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black **** – thoughts
463. Narcopolis – Jeet Thayil ** – thoughts
464. The Haunting of Hill House – Shirley Jackson ***** thoughts
465. Daisy Miller – Henry James **** – thoughts
466. Miss Julie – August Strindberg ** – thoughts
467. Percy Jackson and the Titan’s Curse – Rick Riordan **** – thoughts
468. Civil to Strangers – Barbara Pym ****
469. Gervase and Flora/So Very Secret/Home Front Novel – Barbara Pym ****/***/****
470. Short Stories – Barbara Pym ****
471. Sleepless Nights – Elizabeth Hardwick ** – thoughts
472. Green Hills of Africa – Ernest Hemingway ** – thoughts
473. Madeline and the Gypsies – Ludwig Bemelmans ***** (re-read)
474. HHhH – Laurent Binet **** – thoughts
475. Sculptor’s Daughter – Tove Jansson *****thoughts
476. The Sense of an Ending – Julian Barnes *** – thoughts
477. Like Water for Chocolate – Laura Esquivel **** – thoughts
478. The Door – Magda Szabo *** – thoughts
479. Crash – Jerry Spinelli *** – thoughts
480. Wildwood – Colin Meloy **** – thoughts
481. The Oxford Book of War Poetry (World War One Poems) – ed. Jon Stallworthy ***** (re-read) – thoughts
482. Peter Pan in Scarlet – Geraldine McCaughrean *****thoughts
483. Two Gentlemen of Verona – William Shakespeare *** – thoughts
484. Someone I Loved – Anna Gavalda *** – thoughts
485. 13, rue Therese – Elena Mauli Shapiro *** – thoughts
486. The Snow Globe – Kristin Harmel ****/The Resolution – Linda Green **/The Christmas Bake Off – Abby Clements **
487. Snow Goose – Paul Gallico *** – thoughts
488. Moominvalley in November – Tove Jansson ***** (re-read) – thoughts
489. Old Crow – Shena Mackay ** – thoughts
490. Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth – Rick Riordan ****
491. The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern ***** (re-read) – thoughts
492. The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With the Sea – Yukio Mishima ** – thoughts
493. Him & Me – Jack and Michael Whitehall **** – thoughts
494. A Meal in Winter – Hubert Mingarelli **** – thoughts
495. The Mystery of Edwin Drood – Charles Dickens ** – thoughts
496. No Holly for Miss Quinn – Miss Read *** – thoughts
497. Ashes in my Mouth, Sand in my Shoes – Per Petterson ** – thoughts
498. The Crowded Street – Winifred Holtby **** – thoughts
499. The Joy Luck Club – Amy Tan **** – thoughts
500. Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian – Rick Riordan *** – thoughts
501. The Wordsworth Collection of Classic Short Stories – ed. Rosemary Gray **** – thoughts
502. The Ersatz Elevator – Lemony Snicket **** – thoughts
503. Spider-Man: Shattered by the Shocker – Gerry Conway *** – thoughts
504. Richard II – William Shakespeare **** – thoughts
505. Best Detective Stories – Agatha Christie **** – thoughts
506. Beowulf – Anonymous **** – thoughts
507. Before I Die – Jenny Downham **** (re-read) – thoughts
508. The Christmas Truce – Carol Ann Duffy ***** (re-read) – thoughts
509. The Charioteer – Mary Renault *** – thoughts
510. The Ballad of Reading Gaol – Oscar Wilde **** – thoughts
511. A Girl in Winter – Philip Larkin **** – thoughts
512. Wenceslas – Carol Ann Duffy *****thoughts
513. The Austere Academy – Lemony Snicket *** – thoughts
514. Women of the Left Bank: Paris, 1900-1940 – Shari Benstock *** – thoughts
515. Little Boy Lost – Marghanita Laski *****thoughts
516. Timon of Athens – William Shakespeare **** – thoughts
517. All’s Well That Ends Well – William Shakespeare **** – thoughts
518. Winter’s Tales – Isak Dinesen *** – thoughts
519. The State and Revolution – Vladimir Lenin **** – thoughts
520. The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls – Claire Legrand **** – thoughts
521. The Vile Village – Lemony Snicket **** – thoughts
522. Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life – Hermione Lee **** – thoughts
523. Jacob’s Room – Virginia Woolf **** – thoughts
524. Brat Farrar – Josephine Tey **** – thoughts
525. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake – Aimee Bender **** – thoughts
526. Clock Without Hands – Carson McCullers *** – thoughts
527. The House of Special Purpose – John Boyne **** – thoughts
528. The Magic City – Edith Nesbit *** – thoughts
529. The Christmas Truce: The Western Front, December 1914 – Malcolm Brown **** – thoughts
530. Good Evening, Mrs Craven – Mollie Panter-Downes **** – thoughts
531. The Ante-Room – Kate O’Brien *** – thoughts
532. Stay Where You Are and Then Leave – John Boyne *** – thoughts
533. Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares – Rachel Cohn and David Levithan ***** (re-read)
534. Crow – Ted Hughes *** – thoughts
535. My Special Christmas Adventure – Julia Wilson ***** (re-read)
536. How the Grinch Stole Christmas – Dr Seuss ***** (re-read)
537. A Brief History of the Vikings – Jonathan Clements **** – thoughts
538. Mrs Scrooge – Carol Ann Duffy ****
539. The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding – Agatha Christie ****
540. The Doves of Venus – Olivia Manning **** – thoughts
541. Another Night Before Christmas – Carol Ann Duffy *****
542. ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas and Other Christmas Stories – ed. Rosemary Gray ****
543. Jeeves and the Yule-Tide Spirit – P.G. Wodehouse ***
544. The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories, Volume 2 – Joseph Gordon-Levitt *****
545. The Secret Seven – Enid Blyton **** (re-read)
546. Diamond – Jacqueline Wilson **** – thoughts
547. Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont – Elizabeth Taylor *****thoughts
548. The Call of the Weird – Louis Theroux *** – thoughts
549. The Enormous Room – e.e. cummings *** – thoughts
550. The Little Vampire Moves In – Angela Sommer-Bodenburg **** – thoughts
551. The World’s Wife – Carol Ann Duffy *****thoughts
552. Winnie-the-Pooh – A.A. Milne ***** (re-read)
553. Before I Fall – Lauren Oliver *** – thoughts
554. The House at Pooh Corner – A.A. Milne ***** (re-read)

2012:

1. QI: The Second Book of General Ignorance – John Lloyd and John Mitchinson *****
2. Eve Green – Susan Fletcher ****
3. The Valley of Fear – Arthur Conan Doyle ***
4. Black Mahler: The Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Story – Charles Elford ***
5. Judgment of Evil – Lori Lowthert ***
6. Letters to His Family and Friends – John Keats ****
7. Lest I Forget: A Chequered Life – Rafe Bates **
8. The Woman in Black – Susan Hill ***
9. Romancing Olive – Holly Bush ****
10. What If The Hokey Pokey Really Is What It’s All About? – Rebecca Burke ****
11. Inkspell – Cornelia Funke *****
12. Hamburg 1947: A Place for the Heart to Kip – Harry Smith ***
13. On Chesil Beach – Ian McEwan **** (re-read)
14. Scoop – Evelyn Waugh ****
15. Saving CeeCee Honeycutt – Beth Hoffman ****
16. Dark Matter – Michelle Paver ****
17. Stray – Mark Matthews ***
18. I Used To Think I Was Normal But Now I Take Pills for That – J.L. Black ***
19. The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern ****
20. Mrs Dalloway – Virginia Woolf ****
21. The Hours – Michael Cunningham ****
22. Alys, Always – Harriet Lane ****
23. The Very Thought of You – Rosie Alison ***
24. Honourable Estate – Vera Brittain ****
25. The Girl With Glass Feet – Ali Shaw ***
26. The Birds and Other Stories – Daphne du Maurier ****
27. The Apothecary’s Daughter – Charlotte Betts ***
28. Scarlet and the Keepers of the Light – Brandon West ***
29. Penguin’s Poems for Life – Laura Barber ****
30. The Light Between Oceans – M.L. Stedman ****
31. The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly – Jean-Dominique Bauby ****
32. The Postcolonial Novel – Richard J. Lane ***
33. Dombey and Son – Charles Dickens ****
34. Between the Acts – Virginia Woolf ****
35. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – C.S. Lewis ***** (re-read)
36. The Borrower – Rebecca Makkai ****
37. The Silence of Gethsemane – Michel Benoit *
38. The Paris Wife – Paula McLain ***
39. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close – Jonathan Safran Foer ***** (re-read)
40. Miss Garnet’s Angel – Salley Vickers ***
41. Various Pets Alive & Dead – Marina Lewycka ****
42. Pinocchio – Carlo Collodi *** (re-read)
43. Emotional Geology – Linda Gillard ***
44. Life Below Stairs: True Lives of Edwardian Servants – Alison Maloney ***
45. The Moons of Jupiter – Alice Munro ****
46. Renascence and Other Poems – Edna St. Vincent Millay *****
47. The Earth Hums in B Flat – Mari Strachan *****
48. A Room of One’s Own – Virginia Woolf ****
49. A Few Figs From Thistles – Edna St. Vincent Millay ****
50. The Land of the Blue Flower – Frances Hodgson Burnett ***
51. Tom-All-Alone’s – Lynn Shepherd ***
52. The Mysterious Affair at Styles – Agatha Christie ***
53. The Penguin Book of English Short Stories – ed. Christopher Dolley ****
54. Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden ****
55. The Tiny Wife – Andrew Kaufman ***
56. Asleep – Banana Yoshimoto ****
57. Charlotte Sometimes – Penelope Farmer ****
58. Second April – Edna St. Vincent Millay ****
59. Bel Canto – Ann Patchett ***
60. Anderby Wold – Winifred Holtby ****
61. The Harp-Weaver and Other Poems – Edna St. Vincent Millay ****
62. A Haunted House and Other Stories – Virginia Woolf *****
63. Sylvie and Bruno – Lewis Carroll **
64. Two Prague Stories – Rainer Maria Rilke ****
65. The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins ****
66. The Gilded Cage – Cynthia Haggard ****
67. The Uninvited Guests – Sadie Jones ***
68. The Snow Child – Eowyn Ivey *****
69. Neither Here Nor There: Travels in Europe – Bill Bryson ****
70. Sonnets from the Portuguese – Elizabeth Barrett Browning ****
71. Blackberry Wine – Joanne Harris ***
72. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll ***** (re-read)
73. It Ends With Revelations – Dodie Smith ****
74. The Lifeboat – Charlotte Rogan ****
75. The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year – Sue Townsend ***
76. Villette – Charlotte Bronte ****
77. Jamrach’s Menagerie – Carol Birch **
78. Gillespie and I – Jane Harris ****
79. The Town in Bloom – Dodie Smith ****
80. The White Pearl – Kate Furnivall ***
81. Selected Letters – Katherine Mansfield *****
82. Counter-Attack and Other Poems – Siegfried Sassoon ****
83. Miss Pym Disposes – Josephine Tey ****
84. A Prayer for Owen Meany – John Irving ***
85. Family History – Vita Sackville-West ****
86. Purveyor of Enchantment – Marika Cobbold ***
87. Japanese Fairy Tales – Yei Theodora Ozaki ***
88. Complete Poems – Emily Dickinson **
89. The Witches – Roald Dahl ***** (re-read)
90. Man Walks Into a Room – Nicole Krauss ****
91. Sound of a Wild Snail Eating – Elisabeth Tova Bailey ****
92. The Land of Decoration – Grace McCleen ***
93. Catching Fire – Suzanne Collins ****
94. Mr Rosenblum’s List – Natasha Solomons ****
95. The Book of Summers – Emylia Hall ****
96. The New Moon With the Old – Dodie Smith ****
97. Mad World: Evelyn Waugh and the Secrets of Brideshead – Paula Byrne ***
98. The Short and Happy Life of Francis Macomber and Other Stories – Ernest Hemingway ***
99. The Things We Cherished – Pam Jenoff **
100. Naive. Super – Erlend Loe ***** (re-read)
101. Doctor Zhivago – Boris Pasternak ****
102. The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint-Exupery ****
103. The Awakening – Kate Chopin ***
104. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day – Winifred Watson ***
105. Come Wind, Come Weather – Daphne du Maurier ****
106. Purple Hibiscus – Chimamanda Ngozie Adichi ****
107. The Report – Jessica Francis Kane **
108. The Adventures of Elizabeth in Rugen – Elizabeth von Arnim ****
109. The Elegance of the Hedgehog – Muriel Barbery ****
110. The Weird Sisters – Eleanor Brown ***
111. The Mill on the Floss – George Eliot ****
112. Living Alone – Stella Benson ****
113. The Book of Tea – Kakuzo Okakura ***
114. The Professor’s House – Willa Cather ****
115. The Colour of Milk – Nell Leyshon ****
116. Night Dancer – Chika Unigwe ***
117. Secrets of the Tides – Hannah Richell ****
118. Girl Reading – Katie Ward **
119. Angela Carter’s Book of Fairy Tales – Angela Carter *** (re-read)
120. How Lisa Loved the King – George Eliot ***
121. The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame *** (re-read)
122. The Comfort of Strangers – Ian McEwan **
123. White Oleander – Janet Fitch ****
124. Dead Man’s Embers – Mari Strachan **
126. A Writer’s Diary – Virginia Woolf ****
127. Nella Last’s War – Nella Last ***
128. Northern Lights – Philip Pullman *
129. My Secret Diary – Jacqueline Wilson ****
130. 1914 and Other Poems – Rupert Brooke ****
131. The Virgin Suicides – Jeffrey Eugenides **** (re-read)
132. Maggie Cassidy – Jack Kerouac ****
133. Underground Time – Delphine de Vigan ****
134. Testament of Friendship: The Story of Winifred Holtby – Vera Brittain ****
135. Small Ceremonies – Carol Shields ****
136. The Girl Who Fell From the Sky – Simon Mawer **
137. The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver ****
138. The Common Reader: First Series – Virginia Woolf ****
139. Ariel – Sylvia Plath *****
140. So Far Away – Meg Mitchell Moore **
141. Poems from the West and East – Vita Sackville-West ****
142. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn – Betty Smith ****
143. Florence and Giles – John Harding ****
144. A Farewell to Arms – Ernest Hemingway ***
145. The Man Who Rained – Ali Shaw ***
146. The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories – Susanna Clarke **** (re-read)
147. Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie *
148. The Story Sisters – Alice Hoffman ****
149. Norwegian Wood – Haruki Murakami ***
150. The Great Big Treasury of Beatrix Potter – Beatrix Potter ***** (re-read)
151. The Choice – Edith Wharton ***
152. The Red House Mystery – A.A. Milne ***
153. Five Children and It – E. Nesbit ****
154. The Voyage Out – Virginia Woolf ****
155. An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination – Elizabeth McCracken ****
156. Poems: Selected by Ted Hughes – Sylvia Plath *****
157. An Academic Question – Barbara Pym ****
158. Equal of the Sun – Anita Amirrezvani ***
159. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making – Catherynne M. Valente ****
160. The Aloe – Katherine Mansfield ***** (re-read)
161. Beyond Black – Hilary Mantel ****
162. Moomintroll’s Book of Thoughts – Tove Jansson *****
163. 22 Britannia Road – Amanda Hodgkinson ****
164. The Burnt-Out Town of Miracles – Roy Jacobsen *** (re-read)
165. Under a Glass Bell – Anais Nin *****
166. Now We Are Six – A.A. Milne ***** (re-read)
167. We Sinners – Hanna Pylvainen **
168. The Kitchen God’s Wife – Amy Tan ***
169. Thoughts on Peace in an Air Raid – Virginia Woolf ****
170. Human Voices – Penelope Fitzgerald ***
171. Challenge – Vita Sackville-West **
172. Shelter – Frances Greenslade ****
173. A Place of Secrets – Rachel Hore **
174. Hotel du Lac – Anita Brookner ***
175. Ghost Girl – Helena McEwen ****
176. Moominvalley in November – Tove Jansson *****
177. The House I Loved – Tatiana de Rosnay ***
178. Moon Tiger – Penelope Lively ****
179. These Wonderful Rumours!: A Young Schoolteacher’s Wartime Diaries – May Smith ****
180. Wide Sargasso Sea – Jean Rhys ***
181. Sophie’s Lucky – Dick King-Smith **** (re-read)
182. Tess of the d’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy ****
183. Complete Verse – Lewis Carroll ***
184. The Bride’s Farewell – Meg Rosoff ****
185. Abdication – Juliet Nicolson *
186. Art in Nature and Other Stories – Tove Jansson *****
187. I Am Forbidden – Anouk Markovits ****
188. The Beggar Maid: Stories of Flo and Rose – Alice Munro ***
189. Mockingjay – Suzanne Collins ***
190. So Long, See You Tomorrow – William Maxwell ****
191. The Darkness of Wallis Simpson – Rose Tremain **
192. Complete Short Stories – Elizabeth Taylor ***
193. The Book Lover’s Tale – Ivo Stourton *
194. Genie and Paul – Natasha Soobramanien ***
195. People of the Book – Geraldine Brooks ****
196. Votes for Women: The Virago Book of Suffragettes – ed. Joyce Marlow **** (re-read)
197. Paddington at Large – Michael Bond *****
198. This Isn’t the Sort of Thing That Happens to Someone Like You – Jon McGregor ****
199. Charlotte Markham and the House of Darkling – Michael Boccacino *
200. The Penelopiad – Margaret Atwood ****
201. Poems of the Past and the Present – Thomas Hardy ***
202. School of Fear – Gitty Daneshvari ***
203. Next to Love – Ellen Feldman ****
204. Prague: A Traveller’s Literary Companion – ed. Paul Wilson ****
205. James and the Giant Peach – Roald Dahl ***** (re-read)
206. Toby’s Room – Pat Barker **
207. The Fabled Coast: Legends and Traditions from Around the Shores of Britain and Ireland – Sophia Kingshill and Jennifer Westwood ****
208. Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen ***
209. Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck ****
210. Just Henry – Michelle Magorian ****
211. Bright Star: The Complete Poems and Selected Letters – John Keats ****
212. The Accidental – Ali Smith ****
213. Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier ***** (re-read)
214. Scottsboro – Ellen Feldman ****
215. Encore Provence – Peter Mayle ***
216. The Help – Kathryn Stockett ****
217. Pillow Talk – Freya North *
218. Death Comes to Pemberley – P.D. James ***
219. A History of Modern Britain – Andrew Marr ****
220. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall – Anne Bronte ****
221. The Absolutist – John Boyne **
222. Cracklescape – Margo Lanagan **
223. Jamaica Inn – Daphne du Maurier ****
224. Ravenscliffe – Jane Sanderson **
225. Tigers in Red Weather – Liza Klaussmann ****
226. The God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy ****
227. Brave New World – Aldous Huxley ***
228. Phantasmagoria – Lewis Carroll **
229. Illumination Night – Alice Hoffman ****
230. A Simples Life – Aleksandr Orlov ***
231. Photosynthesis – Frank Turner ****
232. Stories – Lewis Carroll **
233. At Freddie’s – Penelope Fitzgerald ****
234. The Sea – John Banville ***
235. Fanfare: Fourteen Stories on a Musical Theme – ed. Duncan Minshull ****
236. Daphne du Maurier – Margaret Forster *****
237. The Comic Strip Book of Dinosaurs – Tracey Turner ****
238.  Anya’s Ghost – Vera Brosgol ****
239. Jane and Prudence – Barbara Pym ****
240. The QI Annual 2010 – John Mitchison ****
241. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee ***** (re-read)
242. The Last September – Elizabeth Bowen ***
243. Bloomsbury and Fitzrovia Through Time – Brian Girling ***
244. The Forrests – Emily Perkins **
245. The Vanishing Act – Mette Jakobsen *****
246. Life of Pi – Yann Martel ****
247. The Stone Diaries – Carol Shields ****
248. The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde ***** (re-read)
249. Oryx and Crake – Margaret Atwood ***
250. The Murder of Halland – Pia Juul ****
251. To the Lighthouse – Virginia Woolf **** (re-read)
252. The Crucible – Arthur Miller ****
253. Complete Poems – Walt Whitman **
254. Inconvenient People: Lunacy, Liberty and the Mad-Doctors in Victorian England – Sarah Wise ***
255. Sea of Ink – Richard Weihe ***
256. The Wine of Solitude – Irene Nemirovsky ****
257. Virginia Woolf – Hermione Lee ***
258. The Misunderstanding – Irene Nemirovsky ****
259. A Cruel Bird Came to the Nest and Looked In – Magnus Mills **
260. The People’s Act of Love – James Meek **
261. The Girl You Left Behind – Jojo Moyes ***
262. No One Belongs Here More Than You – Miranda July *** (re-read)
263. Sophie Hits Six – Dick King-Smith **** (re-read)
264. The Long Walk – Slavomir Rawicz ***
265. Hamlet – William Shakespeare ****
266. Perfect Happiness – Penelope Lively ***
267. Naughty Amelia Jane! – Enid Blyton **** (re-read)
268. The Fairies Return or, New Tales for Old – Peter Davies ****
269. The Behaviour of Moths – Poppy Adams ***
270. Howl’s Moving Castle – Diana Wynne Jones ***
271. Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand – Helen Simonson **** (re-read)
272. Feeding the Mind – Lewis Carroll **
273. The Twits – Roald Dahl ***** (re-read)
274. Elijah’s Mermaid – Essie Fox **
275. The Desert Islander – Stella Benson ****
276. The Poems of Katherine Mansfield – Katherine Mansfield ****
277. The Whispering Muse – Sjon ***
278. John Saturnall’s Feast – Lawrence Norfolk **
279. The Pursuit of Love – Nancy Mitford ****
280. Things We Left Unsaid – Zoya Pirzad **
281. Tea By The Nursery Fire: A Children’s Nanny at the Turn of the Century – Noel Streatfeild ****
282. Fairies and Fusiliers – Robert Graves ***
283. Brick Lane – Monica Ali ****
284. QI: The Book of General Ignorance: The Noticeably Stouter Edition – John Lloyd *****
285. Magyk – Angie Sage **
286. The Casual Vacancy – J.K. Rowling *
287. Hello World – Alice Rawsthorn ***
288. Agent Zigzag – Ben Macintyre **** (re-read)
289. There but for the – Ali Smith ****
290. The Penguin Book of English Verse – ed. John Hayward ***
291. Love in a Cold Climate – Nancy Mitford ***
292. My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece – Annabel Pitcher ***
293. Flight Behaviour – Barbara Kingsolver **
294. Skylight Confessions – Alice Hoffman ****
295. Names for the Sea: Strangers in Iceland – Sarah Moss ****
296. The Persephone Book of Short Stories – Various ****
297. Emil and the Detectives – Erich Kastner ****
298. Mr Darcy’s Diary – Amanda Grange ***
299. The Collected Stories – Carol Shields ****
300. Jerusalem the Golden – Margaret Drabble ****
301. The Little Giant of Aberdeen County – Tiffany Baker ****
302. Visitation – Jenny Erpenbeck ****
303. Mariana – Monica Dickens ****
304. News From Thrush Green – Miss Read ****
305. Artful – Ali Smith ***
306. Magic: An Anthology of the Esoteric and Arcane – ed. Jonathan Oliver **
307. Maurice – E.M. Forster ****
308. One Hundred Names – Cecelia Ahern **
309. The Witch and Other Stories – Anton Chekhov ****
310. After Daybreak: The Liberation of Belsen, 1945 – Ben Shephard ****
311. A Curious Invitation: The Forty Greatest Parties in Literature – Suzette Field ****
312. Youth and the Bright Medusa – Willa Cather ***
313. Offshore – Penelope Fitzgerald **
314. Annabel – Kathleen Winter **
315. Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name – Vendela Vida ****
316. The It-Doesn’t-Matter Suit – Sylvia Plath *****
317. The Silver Dark Sea – Susan Fletcher ***
318. Becoming Jane Eyre – Sheila Kohler ***
319. Purge – Sofi Oksanen ****
320. Carrie’s War – Nina Bawden ****
321. The Oxford Book of War Poetry – ed. Jon Stallworthy ***** (re-read)
322. My Antonia – Willa Cather ***
323. The Professor – Charlotte Bronte ***
324. The Worst Witch – Jill Murphy *****
325. Oh Dear Silvia – Dawn French ****
326. Madeline – Ludwig Bemelmans *****
327. Professor Andersen’s Night – Dag Solstad **
328. Madeline and the Bad Hat – Ludwig Bemelmans *****
329. Night Falls on the City – Sarah Gainham ***
330. The Edinburgh Edition of the Collected Fiction of Katherine Mansfield, 1898-1915 – ed. Gerri Kimber and Vincent O’Sullivan *****
331. Madeline’s Rescue – Ludwig Bemelmans ****
332. My Family and Other Animals – Gerald Durrell ****
333. Mrs Dalloway’s Party – Virginia Woolf ****
334. Black Venus – Angela Carter ***
335. The Twins at St Clare’s – Enid Blyton ****
336. Madeline and the Gypsies – Ludwig Bemelmans *****
337. Madeline in London – Ludwig Bemelmans *****
338. Collected Children’s Stories – Sylvia Plath *****
339. I Want to Live – Nina Lugovskaya ****
340. Russian Magic Tales from Pushkin to Platonov – ed. Robert Chandler **** – thoughts
341. Tales from the German Imagination, from the Brothers Grimm to Ingrid Bachmann – ed. Peter Wortsman ***
342. Lyrical Ballads – William Wordsworth ***
343. Mapp and Lucia – E.F. Benson **
344. Christmas Pudding – Nancy Mitford ****
345. Beside the Sea – Veronique Olmi *****
346. The Witch’s Daughter – Nina Bawden ***
347. Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares – Rachel Cohn and David Levithan *****
348. The O’Sullivan Twins – Enid Blyton ****
349. Nothing… Except My Genius – Oscar Wilde ****
350. Stardust – Neil Gaiman ***
351. How the Grinch Stole Christmas – Dr. Seuss ***** (re-read)
352. Garden Spells – Sarah Addison Allen ***
353. Madeline’s Christmas – Ludwig Bemelmans *****
354. The Christmas Truce – Carol Ann Duffy *****
355. Emma – Jane Austen ****
356. Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Truman Capote *****
357. More Book Lust: 1,000 New Reading Recommendations for Every Mood, Moment and Reason – Nancy Pearl ****
358. Letters from Father Christmas – J.R.R. Tolkien ****
359. The House on the Strand – Daphne du Maurier ****
360. The Picador Book of 40 – ed. Charlotte Greig  **
361. The Virago Book of Christmas – ed. Michelle Lovric *****
362. More About Paddington – Michael Bond *****
363. Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens ****
364. Daddy-Long-Legs – Jean Webster ****
365. Another Bullshit Night in Suck City – Nick Flynn ***
366. Summer Term at St Clare’s – Enid Blyton ****
367. The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories – Joseph Gordon-Levitt *****
368. Dickens at Christmas – Charles Dickens ****
369. The Fountain Overflows – Rebecca West ****
370. The Christmas Mystery – Jostein Gaarder **
371. George’s Marvellous Medicine – Roald Dahl **** (re-read)
372. The Kite Runner: Graphic Novel – Khaled Hosseini ****
373. A Winter Book – Tove Jansson ***** (re-read)
374. Before I Say Goodbye – Ruth Picardie ****
375. Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons ****
376. The Tale of the Unknown Island – Jose Saramago **
377. Snow Falling on Cedars – David Guterson **
378. The Worst Witch Strikes Again – Jill Murphy ****
379. Book Lust to Go: Recommended Reading for Travellers, Vagabonds and Dreamers – Nancy Pearl ****
380. The Book of Christmas – Jane Struthers ****
381. Milly-Molly-Mandy Again – Joyce Lankester Brisley **** (re-read)
382. We Were the Mulvaneys – Joyce Carol Oates ****
383. A Child’s Christmas in Wales – Dylan Thomas ***
384. Miracle on Regent Street – Ali Harris **
385. Bliss – Katherine Mansfield *****
386. The Making of a Marchioness – Frances Hodgson Burnett ***
387. The Peppermint Pig – Nina Bawden ****
388. Persuasion – Jane Austen ****
389. Vera – Elizabeth von Arnim ****
390. The Adventures of the Wishing Chair – Enid Blyton ***** (re-read)
391. The Foundling – Agnes Desarthe ****
392. Book Crush – Nancy Pearl ****
393. Madame Pamplemousse and Her Incredible Edibles – Rupert Kingfisher ****
394. The Dolls’ House – Rumer Godden **** (re-read)
395. The Diary of a Provincial Lady – E.M. Delafield ****
396. Voices of Akenfield – Ronald Blythe **

2011:

1. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – J.K. Rowling ***** (re-read)
2. The Life of Hunger – Amelie Nothomb ****
3. Anything Goes: A Biography of the Roaring Twenties – Lucy Moore ****
4. Fire in the Blood – Irene Nemirovsky ***
5. Paper Towns – John Green ****
6. The Fry Chronicles – Stephen Fry ****
7. Bright Lights, Big City – Jay McInerney ****
8. The House of Mirth – Edith Wharton **
9. Six Weeks at Heppenheim – Elizabeth Gaskell **
10. Frankenstein – Mary Shelley *****
11. Gerald: A Portrait – Daphne du Maurier ****
12. The Collected Poems – Alfred Lord Tennyson *****
13. Angela’s Ashes – Frank McCourt ***
14. When We Were Orphans – Kazuo Ishiguro **
15. Small Island – Andrea Levy **
16. Death in Holy Orders – P.D. James **
17. The Tale of Beatrix Potter – Margaret Lane ***
18. The Thirty-Nine Steps – John Buchan ***
19. Dearly Devoted Dexter – Jeff Lindsay ****
20. Five Go Adventuring Again – Enid Blyton **** (re-read)
21. Goblin Market, The Prince’s Progress and Other Poems – Christina Rossetti ****
22. When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit – Judith Kerr **** (re-read)
23. Bombs on Aunt Dainty – Judith Kerr **** (re-read)
24. A Small Person Far Away – Judith Kerr *** (re-read)
25. Pure Dead Magic – Debi Gliori **** (re-read)
26. Five Go to Smuggler’s Top – Enid Blyton **** (re-read)
27. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – J.K. Rowling ***** (re-read)
28. The Historian – Elizabeth Kostova **** (re-read)
29. Divided Lives: The Untold Stories of Jewish-Christian Women in Nazi Germany – Cynthia Crane ****
30. Devil’s Tango – Herve Jubert *** (re-read)
31. Moominsummer Madness – Tove Jansson *****
32. Schindler’s Ark – Thomas Keneally **
33. The Bookshop – Penelope Fitzgerald ****
34. The True Deceiver – Tove Jansson ****
35. Macbeth – William Shakespeare **** (re-read)
36. The Magician’s Nephew – C.S. Lewis **** (re-read)
37. Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte ****
38. Moominland Midwinter – Tove Jansson *****
39. Kim – Rudyard Kipling ***
40. Frenchman’s Creek – Daphne du Maurier ****
41. Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters/Seymour: An Introduction – J.D. Salinger ****
42. The Summer Book – Tove Jansson *****
43. Everything is Illuminated – Jonathan Safran Foer ****
44. The Outcast – Sadie Jones **
45. The Constant Princess – Philippa Gregory ***
46. Washington Square – Henry James ***
47. A Handful of Dust – Evelyn Waugh ****
48. The Swan Thieves – Elizabeth Kostova **
49. Even the Dogs – Jon McGregor ****
50. Titus Groan – Mervyn Peake ***
51. View From the Summit – Sir Edmund Hillary ****
52. The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton ****
53. Love in the Time of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez **
54. Poems (Selected by Ted Hughes) – Sylvia Plath *****
55. A Study in Scarlet – Arthur Conan Doyle ***
56. Going Solo – Roald Dahl ***
57. The Golden Notebook – Doris Lessing **
58. Poems (Selected by Hugo Williams) – John Betjeman ***
59. A Long Way Down – Nick Hornby ****
60. Men at Arms – Evelyn Waugh **
61. A Song for Summer – Eva Ibbotson **** (re-read)
62. Poems (Selected by John Fuller) – W.H. Auden ***
63. Switch Bitch – Roald Dahl ***
64. Tales From the Secret Annex – Anne Frank *****
65. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society – Mary Ann Shaffer ***** (re-read)
66. Les Miserables, Volume One – Victor Hugo ****
67. I Was Jane Austen’s Best Friend – Cora Harrison ***
68. Poems (Selected by Simon Armitage) – Ted Hughes ****
69. The Sign of Four – Arthur Conan Doyle ***
70. The Parasites – Daphne du Maurier ****
71. Travelling Light – Tove Jansson *****
72. Petals in the Ashes – Mary Hooper ***
73. Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand – Helen Simonson ****
74. Selected Poems – T.S. Eliot ***
75. Noah Barleywater Runs Away – John Boyne ****
76. Mansfield Park – Jane Austen ***
77. Stories to Get You Through the Night – Various ****
78. The Phantom of the Opera – Gaston Leroux ***
79. Poems (Selected by Seamus Heaney) – W.B. Yeats ***
80. The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette – Carolly Erickson ***
81. Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life – Roald Dahl **
82. The Skull Beneath the Skin – P.D. James **
83. Queen Lucia – E.F. Benson **
84. Consequences – Penelope Lively ****
85. Complete Stories – Flannery O’Connor ****
86. Out Stealing Horses – Per Petterson ***
87. The Poetical Works – Oscar Wilde ****
88. Sovay – Celia Rees ***
89. The Lieutenant – Kate Grenville ***
90. Poor Caroline – Winifred Holtby ***
91. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes – Arthur Conan Doyle ***
92. The Beginning of Spring – Penelope Fitzgerald ****
93. A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian – Marina Lewycka ****
94. 84 Charing Cross Road – Helene Hanff ****
95. The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street – Helene Hanff ****
96. Miss Mapp – E.F. Benson **
97. The War Poems – Wilfred Owen ***** (re-read)
98. In Flanders Fields and Other Poems – John McCrae ***** (re-read)
99. Someone Like You – Roald Dahl ***
100. Sister – Rosamund Lupton **
101. Remarkable Creatures – Tracy Chevalier ***
102. Slam – Nick Hornby ***
103. Gilead – Marilynne Robinson **
104. Family Album – Penelope Lively ****
105. The Ninth Life of Louis Drax – Liz Jensen ***** (re-read)
106. Matilda – Roald Dahl ***** (re-read)
107. We Are All Made of Glue – Marina Lewycka ****
108. The Collected Poems – Rudyard Kipling ****
109. Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh ****
110. The Novel in the Viola – Natasha Solomons ****
111. The Photograph – Penelope Lively ***
112. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell – Susanna Clarke **
113. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie – Muriel Spark ****
114. The Tempest – William Shakespeare ****
115. New York Stories – Various Authors ****
116. The Enchanted April – Elizabeth von Arnim *****
117. Myself When Young: The Shaping of a Writer – Daphne du Maurier ****
118. Howards End – E.M. Forster ****
119. Olive Kitteridge – Elizabeth Strout ****
120. Dubliners – James Joyce ***
121. Ethan Frome – Edith Wharton ****
122. The History of Love – Nicole Krauss ****
123. The Vintage Book of War Stories – ed. Sebastian Faulks ****
124. The Borrowers Afield – Mary Norton ****
125. The Observations – Jane Harris ****
126. Between Shades of Grey – Ruta Sepetys ***
127. The Hand That First Held Mine – Maggie O’Farrell ****
128. Invitation to the Waltz – Rosamond Lehmann ****
129. Mr Rosenblum’s List – Natasha Solomons ****
130. The Summer Without Men – Siri Hustvedt **
131. The Post Office Girl – Stefan Zweig ***
132. The Distant Hours – Kate Morton ****
133. A Week in December – Sebastian Faulks **
134. Niagara Falls All Over Again – Elizabeth McCracken ****
135. South Riding – Winifred Holtby ****
136. The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky ***** (re-read)
137. The Blue Flower – Penelope Fitzgerald ****
138. Chronicle of Youth: War Diary 1913-1917 – Vera Brittain ****
139. Shopaholic and Sister – Sophie Kinsella ***
140. Those Who Save Us – Jenna Blum ****
141. The Uncommon Reader – Alan Bennett ***
142. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz – L. Frank Baum ***
143. Started Early, Took My Dog – Kate Atkinson ****
144. Lucia in London – E.F. Benson **
145. The Brontes Went to Woolworths – Rachel Ferguson ****
146. The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini ***** (re-read)
147. A Short History of Nearly Everything – Bill Bryson ****
148. The Borrowers Afloat – Mary Norton ****
149. Brilliant Careers: The Virago Book of 20th Century Fiction – ed. Ali Smith ****
150. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie – Alan Bradley ***
151. The Winter Ghosts – Kate Mosse **
152. Milly-Molly-Mandy Stories – Joyce Lankester Brisley **** (re-read)
153. Caribou Island – David Vann **
154. The Folk of the Faraway Tree – Enid Blyton ***** (re-read)
155. A Tiny Bit Marvellous – Dawn French ****
156. Moominpappa at Sea – Tove Jansson *****
157. The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More – Roald Dahl ***
158. The Good Soldier – Ford Madox Ford **
159. The Sea, The Sea – Iris Murdoch **
160. The Faber Book of 20th Century Women’s Poetry – ed. Fleur Adcock ****
161. The Secret River – Kate Grenville ***
162. The Borrowers Aloft – Mary Norton ****
163. The Brontes – Juliet Barker ****
164. Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader – Anne Fadiman ****
165. Here’s Your Hat What’s Your Hurry – Elizabeth McCracken ****
166. The Tiger’s Wife – Tea Obreht ***
167. The Pastor’s Wife – Elizabeth von Arnim ****
168. Every Man for Himself – Beryl Bainbridge **
169. The Prince of Mist – Carlos Ruiz Zafon ***
170. Miss Hargreaves – Frank Baker ***
171. The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson ****
172. The Solitary Summer – Elizabeth von Arnim ****
173. Great House – Nicole Krauss ****
174. The Weather in the Streets – Rosamond Lehmann **
175. Frost in May – Antonia White ***
176. A Song at Sunset – Amelia Carr **
177. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Mark Haddon ***
178. Mister Pip – Lloyd Jones ***
179. The Ingenious Edgar Jones – Elizabeth Garner **
180. The Borrowers Avenged – Mary Norton ****
181. Looking for Alaska – John Green ****
182. In the Mountains – Elizabeth von Arnim ****
183. They Came Like Swallows – William Maxwell ****
184. The Complete Poems – John Keats *****
185. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte ***** (re-read)
186. The Solitaire Mystery – Jostein Gaarder ****
187. Writers on World War Two: An Anthology – ed. Mordecai Richler ****
188. Castle Dor – Daphne du Maurier ***
189. Jane Austen: Poems and Favourite Poems – ed. Douglas Brooks-Davies ***
190. All Passion Spent – Vita Sackville-West ****
191. Middlemarch – George Eliot ****
192. Lilian’s Story – Kate Grenville **
193. The Hound of the Baskervilles – Arthur Conan Doyle ***
194. The Letters of Ted Hughes – ed. Christopher Reid ****
195. Talking to the Dead – Helen Dunmore **
196. Boxer Beetle – Ned Beauman ***
197. My Uncle Oswald – Roald Dahl ***
198. The Rapture – Liz Jensen ***
199. The Angel’s Game – Carlos Ruiz Zafon ***
200. The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins ****
201. Delta Wedding – Eudora Welty ***
202. The Comforters – Muriel Spark ***
203. The Man in the Picture – Susan Hill **
204. The Gate of Angels – Penelope Fitzgerald ****
205. Cover the Mirrors – Faye L. Booth **
206. The Road to Lichfield – Penelope Lively ***
207. The Chronicles of Narnia – Susan’s Journey/Edmund’s Struggle/Peter’s Destiny ***
208. The Small Hand: A Ghost Story – Susan Hill ***
209. Memento Mori – Muriel Spark ***
210. The War Poems – Wilfred Owen ***** (re-read)
211. Best Ghost Stories – Charles Dickens ****
212. The Collected Stories – Katherine Mansfield *****
213. The Graveyard Book – Neil Gaiman ****
214. Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons ***
215. The Virago Book of Ghost Stories – ed. Richard Dalbey ****
216. My Cousin Rachel – Daphne du Maurier ****
217. The Songwriter – Beatrice Colin ****
218. Reading in Bed – Sue Gee **
219. The Dive From Clausen’s Pier – Ann Packer ***
220. Our Man in Havana – Graham Greene ***
221. Elizabeth and Her German Garden – Elizabeth von Arnim ****
222. Poems of Ellis, Acton and Currer Bell – The Bronte Sisters ****
223. Twenty – Stella Benson ****
224. Instrument of Evil – Lori Lowthert ***
225. Everblossom: A Short Story and Poetry Anthology – Larissa Hinton ***
226. Polly! – Stephen Goldin ***
227. The Oxford Book of Twentieth Century Ghost Stories – ed. Michael Cox ****
228. The Oxford Book of Christmas Stories – ed. Dennis Pepper **
229. The Circling Song – Russell Cruse ****
230. Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death – M.C. Beaton **
231. Gulag: A History – Anne Applebaum ****
232. As I Died Laughing – David Lloyd ***
233. The Winter’s Tale – William Shakespeare ****
234. The Jade Rabbit – Mark Matthews ***
235. Total Blueprint for World Domination – Jolene Stockman ***
236. Victorian Ghost Stories – Mike Stocks ***
237. The Complete Illustrated Fairytales of the Brothers Grimm ***** (re-read)
238. Doing Max Vinyl – Frederick Brooke ***
239. I Capture the Castle – Dodie Smith *****
240. Twelve Days of Christmas – Trisha Ashley **
241. Jah Na Sleep – Christine McIntyre ***
242. Cardsharp – Paul Westmoreland ****
243. The Phantom Rickshaw and Other Stories – Rudyard Kipling ***
244. Marcia Gates: Angel of Bataan – Melissa Bowersock ***
245. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts – Andrew Lang ***
246. Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams and Other Prose Writing – Sylvia Plath *****
247. An Uncommon Family – Christa Polkinhorn ***
248. The World’s Best Books: A Key to the Treasures of Literature – Frank Parsons ***
249. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larsson **
250. Christmas with Grandma Elsie – Martha Finley **
251. A Little Book of Christmas – John Kendrick Bangs **
252. Alone in Berlin – Hans Fallada ***
253. A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens ****
254. Christmas Eve – Robert Browning ****
255. The Hostile Hospital – Lemony Snicket ****
256. Christine – Elizabeth von Arnim ****
257. The Magic Toyshop – Angela Carter ****
258. A Book of Ghosts – Sabine Baring-Gould ***
259. Chocolat – Joanne Harris ****
260. Tom’s Midnight Garden – Philippa Pearce *** (re-read)
261. The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus – L. Frank Baum **
262. Hetty Feather – Jacqueline Wilson ****
263. The Yellow Wallpaper – Charlotte Perkins Gilman ***
264. The Mysterious Key and What It Opened – Louisa May Alcott ***

2010:

1. Stephen Fry in America – Stephen Fry ****
2. Farewell Waltz – Milan Kundera ***
3. Ivy – Julie Hearn ***
4. Lord of the Flies – William Golding ***** (re-read)
5. Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging – Louise Rennison **** (re-read)
6. It’s Ok, I’m Wearing Really Big Knickers – Louise Rennison **** (re-read)
7. Atonement – Ian McEwan ****
8. If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things – Jon McGregor ***** (re-read)
9. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – Newt Scamander ***
10. Quidditch Through the Ages – Kennilworthy Whisp ***
11. Can You Keep a Secret? – Sophie Kinsella ***
12. Restless – William Boyd ***** (re-read)
13. White Teeth – Zadie Smith **
14. The Assassin’s Cloak: An Anthology of the World’s Greatest Diarists – edited by Irene and Alan Taylor ****
15. Barry Trotter and the Unnecessary Sequel – Michael Gerber ***
16. The Orange Girl – Jostein Gaarder ***** (re-read)
17. Salome – Oscar Wilde ****
18. The Secret Seven – Enid Blyton **** (re-read)
19. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society – Mary Ann Shaffer ***** (re-read)
20. Night Train to Lisbon – Pascal Mercier **
21. Agnes Grey – Anne Bronte ***
22. Anne Frank Remembered – Miep Gies **** (re-read)
23. The Time Machine – H.G. Wells ***
24. Wicked – Gregory Maguire **
25. La Fanfarlo – Charles Baudelaire **
26. All My Friends Are Superheroes – Andrew Kaufman ****
27. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – Hunter S. Thompson ****
28. The Oxford Book of War Poetry *****
29. Zennor in Darkness – Helen Dunmore **
30. How I Live Now – Meg Rosoff ***** (re-read)
31. The Ninth Life of Louis Drax – Liz Jensen *****
32. Mourning Ruby – Helen Dunmore **
33. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man – James Joyce ***
34. Beware, Princess Elizabeth – Carolyn Meyer ***
35. The Bookseller of Kabul – Asne Seierstad ***
36. The Collected Poems – Sylvia Plath *****
37. The Return of Sherlock Holmes – Arthur Conan Doyle ***
38. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll ***** (re-read)
39. Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There – Lewis Carroll ***** (re-read)
40. Alice’s Adventures Under Ground – Lewis Carroll ***** (re-read)
41. Comet in Moominland – Tove Jansson *****
42. The Green Mile – Stephen King ****
43. The Hippopotamus – Stephen Fry ****
44. Tales from Moominvalley – Tove Jansson *****
45. The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories – Susanna Clarke ****
46. Shutter Island – Dennis Lehane ****
47. Naive. Super – Erlend Loe ***** (re-read)
48. The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore – Tennessee Williams ****
49. Two Caravans – Marina Lewycka ****
50. Life on the Refrigerator Door – Alice Kuipers **** (re-read)
51. The Information Officer – Mark Mills **
52. Bridget Jones’ Diary – Helen Fielding **** (re-read)
53. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – J.K. Rowling ***** (re-read)
54. The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky ***** (re-read)
55. Uglies – Scott Westerfeld **
56. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader – C.S. Lewis ***** (re-read)
57. Dream Catcher: A Memoir – Margaret A. Salinger ****
58. A Spell of Winter – Helen Dunmore **
59. Sophie’s World – Jostein Gaarder ***
60. Guernica – Dave Boling **
61. Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens – J.M. Barrie *****
62. Lady Windermere’s Fan – Oscar Wilde ****
63. The Happy Prince and Other Stories – Oscar Wilde *****
64. The Pirate’s Daughter – Margaret Cezair-Thompson ***
65. The Star’s Tennis Balls – Stephen Fry ****
66. Poems – A.A. Milne ***** (re-read)
67. The Diary of a Nobody – George and Weedon Grossmith *
68. The Giant’s House – Elizabeth McCracken ***** (re-read)
69. The Rose of Sebastopol – Katharine McMahon ***
70. Schott’s Original Miscellany – Ben Schott ****
71. A Passage to India – E.M. Forster ***
72. Thanks for Nothing – Jack Dee ****
73. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn ****
74. Molly Fox’s Birthday – Deirdre Madden ****
75. The Forgotten Garden – Kate Morton ****
76. Ripley’s Game – Patricia Highsmith **
77. Lady Susan – Jane Austen ***
78. Juliet, Naked – Nick Hornby ****
79. The Scarlet Letter – Nathaniel Hawthorne ***
80. Love in a Blue Time – Hanif Kureishi *
81. What I Was – Meg Rosoff ****
82. Playing the Moldovans at Tennis – Tony Hawks ****
83. Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime – Oscar Wilde ****
84. The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency – Alexander McCall Smith **
85. On Chesil Beach – Ian McEwan ****
86. Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason – Helen Fielding ****
87. The Geranium // The Barber // Wildcat // The Crop // The Turkey – Flannery O’Connor ****
88. The Legacy – Katherine Webb *
89. The Portrait of Mr W.H. – Oscar Wilde ****
90. Katharine, the Virgin Widow – Jean Plaidy ***
91. The Private Lives of Pippa Lee – Rebecca Miller **
92. Her Fearful Symmetry – Audrey Niffenegger ****
93. Falling Leaves – Adeline Yen Mah ***
94. The House at Riverton – Kate Morton ****
95. The Other Rebecca – Maureen Freely **
96. Inkheart – Cornelia Funke *****
97. This Side of Paradise – F. Scott Fitzgerald ****
98. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee ***** (re-read)
99. A Woman of No Importance – Oscar Wilde ****
100. Catch Me If You Can – Frank Abagnale ***
101. Any Human Heart – William Boyd ***
102. Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life – Bryan Lee O’Malley ****
103. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World – Bryan Lee O’Malley ****
104. Scott Pilgrim and the Infinite Sadness – Bryan Lee O’Malley ****
105. Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together – Bryan Lee O’Malley ****
106. Scott Pilgrim vs. the Universe – Bryan Lee O’Malley ****
107. Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour – Bryan Lee O’Malley ****
108. Boy – Roald Dahl *** (re-read)
109. The Silver Chair – C.S. Lewis **** (re-read)
110. A Collection of Beatrix Potter Stories – Beatrix Potter ***** (re-read)
111. The Thief Lord – Cornelia Funke ****
112. A Winter Book – Tove Jansson *****
113. The English Patient – Michael Ondaatje *
114. Faceless Killers – Henning Mankell ****
115. Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen ***
116. No and Me – Delphine de Vigan *****
117. Darkly Dreaming Dexter – Jeff Lindsay ****
118. Girl with a Pearl Earring – Tracy Chevalier ****
119. Resistance – Owen Sheers ***
120. The House of the Spirits – Isabel Allende **
121. A Doll’s House – Henrik Ibsen ***
122. The Train // The Peeler // The Heart of the Park // A Stroke of Good Fortune – Flannery O’Connor ****
123. How to Breathe Underwater – Julie Orringer **
124. O Beloved Kids: Rudyard Kipling’s Letters to His Children – Rudyard Kipling ****
125. Mr Harrison’s Confessions – Elizabeth Gaskell **
126. Behind the Scenes at the Museum – Kate Atkinson ***** (re-read)
127. The Collected Poems of Rupert Brooke – Rupert Brooke ****
128. The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky ***** (re-read)
129. Just-So Stories – Rudyard Kipling *** (re-read)
130. Beware of the Dog // Lamb to the Slaughter // Man from the South – Roald Dahl ***
131. Afterward – Edith Wharton ****
132. The Adventures of Pip – Enid Blyton **** (re-read)
133. The Interpretation of Murder – Jed Rubenfeld **
134. The Boy Comes Home – A.A. Milne ***
135. Copy: A Dialogue – Edith Wharton ****
136. A Slight Misunderstanding // At Dead of Night // Fair Mistress Dorothy // Miss Prendergast – A.A. Milne ***
137. Aria da Capo – Edna St Vincent Millay ***
138. So Many Ways to Begin – Jon McGregor ****
139. Notwithstanding – Louis de Bernieres ****
140. The Angel at the Grave – Edith Wharton ***
141. The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon ****
142. Cranford – Elizabeth Gaskell ***
143. The Snowman – Jo Nesbo ****
144. Girls Under Pressure – Jacqueline Wilson **** (re-read)
145. Country Sentiment – Robert Graves ***
146. The Children’s Book – A.S. Byatt **
147. Other People – Martin Amis *
148. The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath ***** (re-read)
149. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis de Bernieres ****
150. Christmas; or, The Good Fairy – Harriet Beecher Stowe // A Country Christmas – Louisa May Alcott // Winter’s Tale – E. Nesbit ***
151. The Age of Innocence – Edith Wharton **
152. The Bonesetter’s Daughter – Amy Tan ***
153. The Horse and His Boy – C.S. Lewis **** (re-read)
154. Human Croquet – Kate Atkinson ***** (re-read)
155. The Doom of the Griffiths – Elizabeth Gaskell ***
156. The Diary of a Young Girl – Anne Frank ***** (re-read)
157. Goodnight Mister Tom – Michelle Magorian ***** (re-read)
158. Cousin Phillis – Elizabeth Gaskell ***
159. Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man – Siegfried Sassoon ***
160. Shadows and Strongholds – Elizabeth Chadwick ***
161. The Lottie Project – Jacqueline Wilson ***** (re-read)
162. The Diamond Girls – Jacqueline Wilson **** (re-read)
163. Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier *****
164. Oscar Wilde’s Stories for All Ages – Stephen Fry *****
165. The Book Thief – Markus Zusak *****
166. The Thirteenth Tale – Diane Setterfield **** (re-read)
167. Selected Tales – Edgar Allan Poe ***
168. Fair Play – Tove Jansson ***
169. Confessions of a Shopaholic – Sophie Kinsella **** (re-read)

2009:

1. No One Belongs Here More Than You – Miranda July ***
2. Through a Glass, Darkly – Jostein Gaarder ****
3. Number the Stars – Lois Lowry ****
4. The Ascent of Woman – Melanie Phillips ****
5. The House of Pomegranates – Oscar Wilde ****
6. Bonjour Tristesse – Francoise Sagan ****
7. An Interrupted Life: The Diaries and Letters of Etty Hillesum 1941-43 ****
8. Notes from an Exhibition – Patrick Gale **
9. A Fool’s Alphabet – Sebastian Faulks **
10. Tales from the Secret Annex – Anne Frank *****
11. The Bacchae – David Greig **
12. N or M? – Agatha Christie ****
13. December – Elizabeth H. Winthrop **
14. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince – J.K. Rowling *****
15. When Will There Be Good News? – Kate Atkinson *****
16. The Siege – Helen Dunmore ****
17. Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac – Gabrielle Zevin ***
18. Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging – Louise Rennison ****
19. The Fuck-Up – Arthur Nersesian ****
20. The Lake House – James Patterson **
21. QI: The Book of General Ignorance *****
22. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – F. Scott Fitzgerald **
23. The Jelly-Bean – F. Scott Fitzgerald **
24. The Erpingham Camp – Joe Orton **
25. At First Sight – Nicholas Sparks *
26. It’s OK, I’m Wearing Really Big Knickers – Louise Rennison ****
27. Knocked Out by My Nunga-Nungas – Louise Rennison ****
28. Blue Heart – Caryl Churchill *
29. And That’s When It Fell Off In My Hand – Louise Rennison ****
30. The Virgin Suicides – Jeffrey Eugenides ****
31. The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath *****
32. Luck – Mark Twain // Red Star, Winter Orbit – Bruce Sterling and William Gibson **
33. Just Listen – Sarah Dessen ***
34. Then He Ate My Boy Entrancers – Louise Rennison ****
35. Startled by His Furry Shorts – Louise Rennison ****
36. Luuurve is a Many Trousered Thing – Louise Rennison ****
37. Stop in the Name of Pants! – Louise Rennison ****
38. A Haunted House – Virginia Woolf ***** // The Necklace – Guy de Maupassant *** // The Sisters – James Joyce **
39. The Adventure of the Speckled Band – Arthur Conan Doyle ***
40. Young Goodman Brown – Nathaniel Hawthorne **
41. The Devil Wears Prada – Lauren Weisberger ****
42. Girls Out Late – Jacqueline Wilson **** (re-read)
43. Authors in Context: Virginia Woolf – Michael Whitworth ****
44. The Feminist Aesthetics of Virginia Woolf – Jane Goldman ****
45. The Secret Scripture – Sebastian Barry **
46. Making History – Stephen Fry *****
47. Vinyl Cafe Unplugged – Stuart McLean ****
48. Lullaby – Chuck Palahniuk ***
49. Confessions of a Shopaholic – Sophie Kinsella ****
50. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas – John Boyne *****
51. Little Children – Tom Perrotta **
52. Enduring Love – Ian McEwan **
53. Chasing Harry Winston – Lauren Weisberger **
54. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – J.K. Rowling *****
55. An Ice-Cream War – William Boyd ***
56. The Liar – Stephen Fry *****
57. To The Lighthouse – Virginia Woolf ****
58. Everyone Worth Knowing – Lauren Weisberger **
59. Kommandant’s Girl – Pam Jenoff **
60. Round Ireland with a Fridge – Tony Hawks ****
61. The Importance of Being Earnest – Oscar Wilde ****
62. Reactions: New Poetry – Various Authors ***
63. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – C.S. Lewis ***** (re-read)
64. Counter-Attack and Other Poems – Siegfried Sassoon ****
65. Nineteen Minutes – Jodi Picoult **
66. The Sonnets – William Shakespeare *****
67. Perrault’s Fairy Tales – Charles Perrault ***
68. Random Acts of Kindness – Danny Wallace ****
69. Stolen – Kelley Armstrong ***
70. Prince Caspian – C.S. Lewis ***** (re-read)
71. The Silver Sword – Ian Serraillier *** (re-read)
72. Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging – Louise Rennison **** (re-read)
73. Agent Zigzag – Ben Macintyre ****
74. The Giant’s House – Elizabeth McCracken *****
75. Shopaholic Abroad – Sophie Kinsella ***
76. The Bad Beginning – Lemony Snicket **** (re-read)
77. All My Friends are Superheroes – Andrew Kaufman **** (re-read)
78. The Adventures of The Empty House, The Norwood Builder and The Dancing Men – Arthur Conan Doyle ***
79. The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald ***** (re-read)
80. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies – Seth Graeme-Smith **
81. Girl, Missing – Sophie McKenzie ***
82. Plain Truth – Jodi Picoult **
83. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society – Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows ***** (re-read)
84. Persepolis – Marjane Satrapi ****
85. My Friend Leonard – James Frey *****
86. Bridget Jones’ Diary – Helen Fielding ****
87. The War Poems – Wilfred Owen *****
88. Random Acts of Heroic Love – Danny Scheinmann ***
89. Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee – Charles J. Shields ****
90. Vera – Oscar Wilde ****
91. The Borrowers – Mary Norton ***** (re-read)
92. The Rose Grower – Michelle de Kretser ***
93. The Talented Mr Ripley – Patricia Highsmith ****
94. Peter Pan – J.M. Barrie ***** (re-read)
95. How I Paid for College – Mark Acito ***
96. The Book of Proper Names – Amelie Nothomb ****
97. Pippi Longstocking – Astrid Lindgren ***** (re-read)
98. Pippi in the South Seas – Astrid Lindgren ****
99. Pippi Aboard – Astrid Lindgren ****
100. The Princess Bride – William Goldman ***
101. Bright Shiny Morning – James Frey ****
102. The Luminous Life of Lilly Aphrodite – Beatrice Colin ****
103. The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters – Elisabeth Robinson **
104. Cider with Rosie – Laurie Lee ****
105. Suite Francaise – Irene Nemirovsky ***
106. Snow – Orhan Pamuk **
107. The Time Traveller’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger ***** (re-read)
108. Yes Man – Danny Wallace ****
109. Engleby – Sebastian Faulks *
110. After You’d Gone – Maggie O’Farrell ***
111. The Septembers of Shiraz – Dalia Sofer ***
112. Are These My Basoomas I See Before Me? – Louise Rennison **** (re-read)
113. Looking for Alaska – John Green ****
114. The Metamorphosis – Franz Kafka *
115. Kiss – Jacqueline Wilson ***
116. The Mystery of Sasassa Valley – Arthur Conan Doyle ***
117. The Illustrated Mum – Jacqueline Wilson ***** (re-read)
118. Lives: Jane Austen – Carol Shields ****
119. For Esme, With Love and Squalor, and Other Stories – J.D. Salinger ****
120. Interview with the Vampire – Anne Rice *
121. Stolen – Kelley Armstrong **
122. Burning Bright – Helen Dunmore **
123. The Cellist of Sarajevo – Steven Galloway **
124. The Sound of No Hands Clapping – Toby Young *
125. The Resurrectionist – James Bradley **
126. Once in a House on Fire – Andrea Ashworth ****
127. The Unbearable Lightness of Being – Milan Kundera ****
128. High Fidelity – Nick Hornby ****
129. Middlesex – Jeffrey Eugenides ***
130. An Unsuitable Job for a Woman – P.D. James ****
131. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou ***
132. Miss Marple Tells a Story – Agatha Christie *** // The Murders in the Rue Morgue – Edgar Allan Poe **
133. Scandal in Bohemia – Arthur Conan Doyle *** // Family – Tim Winton **
134. About a Boy – Nick Hornby *****
135. Running with Scissors – Augusten Burroughs ****
136. The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde *****
137. Killer in the Rain – Raymond Chandler ***
138. Mutiny on the Bounty – John Boyne ****
139. The Reader – Bernhard Schlink ***
140. Miss Smilla’s Feeling for Snow – Peter Hoeg **
141. The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky ***** (re-read)
142. Fire Sale – Sara Paretsky *
143. Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks ****
144. Romeo and Juliet – William Shakespeare *** (re-read)
145. Dead Famous – Ben Elton ***
146. In Flanders Fields and Other Poems – John McCrae *****
147. Dracula – Bram Stoker ****
148. The Exploits of Moominpappa – Tove Jansson *****
149. The Landlady – Roald Dahl *** // Eveline – James Joyce *** // A Christmas Tree – Charles Dickens ****
150. The Magic Faraway Tree – Enid Blyton ***** (re-read)
151. The Little Mermaid – Hans Christian Andersen // The Snow Queen – Hans Christian Andersen ***** (re-read)
152. The Angel of the Odd – Edgar Allen Poe // Dracula’s Guest – Bram Stoker // The Red Shoes – Hans Christian Andersen // Ugly Ducking – Hans Christian Andersen ***** (re-read)
153. Sara Crewe – Frances Hodgson Burnett **** // The Fir Tree – Hans Christian Andersen *****
154. Wise Children – Angela Carter ***
155. How to Be Good – Nick Hornby ****
156. The Secret Life of Bees – Sue Monk Kidd *****
157. The BFG – Roald Dahl ***** (re-read)
158. The Voluptuous Delights of Peanut Butter and Jam – Lauren Liebenberg ****
159. Clara’s War – Clara Kramer *****
160. The True Deceiver – Tove Jansson *****
161. Sabrina Fludde – Pauline Fisk *** (re-read)
162. Shopaholic Ties the Knot – Sophie Kinsella ***
163. My Sister Jodie – Jacqueline Wilson ***
164. Shopaholic and Baby – Sophie Kinsella ***

2008:

1. The Girl at the Lion D’Or – Sebastian Faulks **
2. The Time Traveller’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger *****
3. The Historian – Elizabeth Kostova ****
4. Mary, Bloody Mary – Carolyn Meyer ***
5. The Book Thief – Markus Zusak *****
6. The Colour Purple – Alice Walker *
7. The Thirteenth Tale – Diane Setterfield ****
8. Measure for Measure – William Shakespeare **
9. The Perks of Being A Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky ***** (re-read)
10. The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro *
11. Tales from Long Ago – Enid Blyton **** (re-read)
12. Emil and Karl – Yankev Glatschteyn ***
13. Behind the Scenes at the Museum – Kate Atkinson *****
14. How I Live Now – Meg Rosoff *****
15. The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox – Maggie O’Farrell ***
16. Not The End of the World – Kate Atkinson ****
17. Just In Case – Meg Rosoff ***
18. My Swordhand is Singing – Marcus Sedgwick ***
19. Frankenstein – Mary Shelley ****
20. Artemis Fowl – Eoin Colfer * (re-read)
21. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas – John Boyne *****
22. House of Orphans – Helen Dunmore ****
23. A Song For Summer – Eva Ibbotson ***
24. Human Croquet – Kate Atkinson *****
25. Twilight – Stephenie Meyer ***
26. Agnes Grey – Anne Bronte ***
27. Out of Bounds – Beverley Naidoo *** (re-read)
28. Angela Carter’s Book of Fairy Tales ***
29. April In Paris – Michael Wallner **
30. The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger *****
31. Silk Umbrellas – Carolyn Marsden *
32. Keeping Faith – Jodi Picoult **
33. New Moon – Stephenie Meyer **
34. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader – C.S. Lewis ***** (re-read)
35. The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett ***** (re-read)
36. My Sister’s Keeper – Jodi Picoult ***
37. If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things – Jon McGregor *****
38. Before I Die – Jenny Downham ****
39. One Good Turn – Kate Atkinson *****
40. Lost – Gregory Maguire **
41. What I Was – Meg Rosoff ****
42. Naive. Super – Erlend Loe *****
43. Kiss – Jacqueline Wilson ****
44. Matilda – Roald Dahl ***** (re-read)
45. Postcards from No Man’s Land – Aidan Chambers ***
46. Just Listen – Sarah Dessen ***
47. The Notebook – Nicholas Sparks **
48. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – JK Rowling ***** (re-read)
49. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – JK Rowling ***** (re-read)
50. Life Isn’t All Ha Ha Hee Hee – Meera Syal ****
51. The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini *****
52. Little Face – Sophie Hannah **
53. The Court of the Air – Stephen Hunt **
54. Unstolen – Wendy Jean *
55. Shields of Pride – Elizabeth Chadwick ***
56. Restless – William Boyd *****
57. Speak – Laurie Halse Anderson ***
58. Franny and Zooey – J.D. Salinger ****
59. Eclipse – Stephenie Meyer **
60. Thirteen Reasons Why – Jay Asher ****
61. Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption – Stephen King **
62. By The Time You Read This… – Lola Jaye ***
62. The Memory Keeper’s Daughter – Kim Edwards ***
63. Apt Pupil – Stephen King *
64. That Summer – Sarah Dessen **
65. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – J.K. Rowling *****
66. Breaking Dawn – Stephenie Meyer *
67. Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging – Louise Rennison ****
68. Life on the Refrigerator Door – Alice Kuipers ****
69. It’s OK, I’m Wearing Really Big Knickers! – Louise Rennison ****
70. Knocked Out by My Nunga-Nungas! – Louise Rennison ****
71. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – J.K. Rowling *****
72. Dancing in my Nuddy-Pants – Louise Rennison ****
73. ‘… and That’s When It Fell Off In My Hand’ – Louise Rennison ****
74. A Small Part of History – Peggy Elliott ***
75. ‘… and Then He Ate my Boy Entrancers!’ – Louise Rennison ****
76. The Bed and Breakfast Star – Jacqueline Wilson ***** (re-read)
77. Double Act – Jacqueline Wilson ***** (re-read)
78. Case Histories – Kate Atkinson ****
79. The Magic Finger // Fantastic Mr Fox – Roald Dahl **** (re-read)
80. Five on a Treasure Island – Enid Blyton **** (re-read)
81. The Orange Girl – Jostein Gaarder *****
82. Startled by His Furry Shorts – Louise Rennison ****
83. The Truth About Forever – Sarah Dessen **
84. Vicky Angel – Jacqueline Wilson **** (re-read)
85. All Quiet on the Western Front – Erich Maria Remarque *****
86. Fallen Star – Joan O’Neill ***
87. Lois, the Witch – Elizabeth Gaskell ***
88. Finn Family Moomintroll – Tove Jansson *****
89. Private Peaceful – Michael Morpurgo ***
90. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – JK Rowling *****
91. This Lullaby – Sarah Dessen **
92. Bacchae – Euripides ***
93. A Million Little Pieces – James Frey *****
94. Luuurve is a Many Trousered Thing – Louise Rennison ****
95. Light on Snow – Anita Shreve ***
96. Look Who It Is!; My Story – Alan Carr ****
97. Thanks for the Memories – Cecelia Ahern ***
98. Once – Morris Gleitzman ***
99. Honey, Baby, Sweetheart – Deb Caletti ***
100. A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini ****
101. The Spanish Tragedy – Thomas Kyd *
102. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer – Patrick Suskind **
103. Emotionally Weird – Kate Atkinson *****
104. Endgame – Samuel Beckett *
105. Naive. Super – Erlend Loe ***** (re-read)
106. Night – Elie Wiesel ****
107. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close – Jonathan Safran Foer *****
108. Moab is my Washpot – Stephen Fry ****
109. No Shame, No Fear – Ann Turnbull **
110. Blood Red, Snow White – Marcus Sedgwick ***
111. The Burnt Out Town of Miracles – Roy Jacobsen ***
112. Twilight – Stephenie Meyer *** (re-read)
113. So Many Ways to Begin – Jon McGregor ****
114. Life on the Refrigerator Door – Alice Kuipers **** (re-read)
115. Jabberwocky and Other Poems – Lewis Carroll **** (re-read)
116. Love Lessons – Jacqueline Wilson ***

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2 thoughts on “Yearly Reading: Kirsty

    • I have no idea how I’ve managed it! My reading has slowed down a lot over the last month or so because I actually have a social life now; it’s amazing. 😛

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