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)
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 *****
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 ** – review
103. The Artist of Disappearance – Anita Desai **** – review
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 *****
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 ** – review (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 *****
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 *****
228. The Holiday – Richmal Crompton *****
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 ***


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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