87 books read, so my goal of reading at least a book a week, on average, was demolished.


January
1.The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly – Jean-Dominique Bauby
2.Dead Beat – Val McDermid
3.Falling Angels – Tracy Chevalier
4.Super-Cannes – JG Ballard
5.Never let me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro (gooner)
6.Set in Darkness – Ian Rankin
7. Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination – Helen Fielding
8. Perdido Street Station – China Mieville (ermintrude)
9. Property – Valerie Martin
10. Maskerade – Terry Pratchett
February
11. How To Be Good – Nick Hornby
12. Love on a Branch Line – John Hadfield
13. The Final Solution – Michael Chabon
14. The Treatment – Mo Hyder (YowlYY)
15. Sex and the City – Candace Bushnell
16. Oxford Mourning – Veronica Stallwood (scatz)
17. The Gay Phoenix – Michael Innes (LindyB28)
18. Seduction in Death – JD Robb
March
19. Different for Girls – Jo Brand
20. Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont – Elizabeth Taylor (RABCK semioticghost)
21. The Oxford Murders – Guillermo Martinez
22. Hot Six – Janet Evanovich (RABCK scotsbookie)
23. Clean Break – Val McDermid
24. Bloodsucking Fiends – Christopher Moore (dsc)
25. Old Filth – Jane Gardham (Ethelreaders group)
26. This is Your Life – John O’Farrell
27. Whatever – Michel Houellebecq
April
28. Play to the End – Robert Goddard
29. Death and Restoration – Iain Pears
30. A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian – Marina Lewycka (Netstation)
31. The Road to Wellville – T Coraghessan Boyle (bookgroupman)
32. The Historian – Elizabeth Kostova (Ethelreaders group)
May
33. The Necropolis Railway – Andrew Martin (pennywhistler)
34. Shopaholic and Sister – Sophie Kinsella
35. Equal Rites – Terry Pratchett
36. Mother Knew Best: An East End Childhood – Dolly Scannell
37. The Photograph – Penelope Lively (scatz)
38. Fred and Edie – Jill Dawson
39. The Raphael Affair – Iain Pears (YowlYY)
40. The Swimming Pool Library – Alan Hollinghurst
41. Jingo – Terry Pratchett
42. The Fifth Elephant – Terry Pratchett
43. Night Watch – Terry Pratchett (minx2012)
44. Without Blood – Allesandro Baricco (Ethelreaders group)
June
45. Lighthousekeeping – Jeanette Winterson (ajsmom)
46. Q&A – Vikas Swarup
47. The Cutting Room – Louise Welsh
48. Maisie Dobbs – Jacqueline Winspear (dogsapples)
49. Birds of a Feather – Jacqueline Winspear (cloggy)
50. Birdman – Mo Hayder (mastulela)
51. Supertoys last all summer long – Brian Aldiss
July
52. The Conjuror’s Bird – Martin Davies
53. The Ninth Life of Louis Drax- Liz Jensen (wilksie)
54. Saving Grace – Tom McGregor
55. My Date with Satan – Stacey Richter
56. The colour of magic – Terry Pratchett
57. One, No, Many Yeses – Paul Kingsnorth (Daemonwolf)
58. Cold Ghost – Clive Wright
59. Troubled Waters – Pat Sweet
August
60. The Position – Meg Wolitzer ( Ethelreaders)
61. The Dilbert Bunch – Scott Adams ( RABCK – Rivercassini)
62. Monster – Jonathan Kellerman ( Spike1972)
63. Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason – Helen Fielding
64. Ten Big Ones – Janet Evanovich ( mastulela)
65. The Grave Tattoo – Val McDermid
66. The City of Falling Angels – John Berendt(Ethelreaders)
September
67. A Long Way Down – Nick Hornby
68. Morvern Callar – Allan Warner
69. Generation X – Douglas Coupland
70. The Family Tree – Carole Cadwalladr
October
71. Watch Me Disappear – Jill Dawson(Ethelreaders)
72. Pardonable Lies – Jacqueline Winspear(scotsbookie)
73. Night – Elie Wiesel (gembear)
74. Disobedience – Naomi Alderman
75. Serious Concerns – Wendy Cope (sunflowergirl)
76. Portrait of a Marriage – Nigel Nicholson ( heaven-ali)
77. Cold Granite – Stuart McBride
78. The Electric Michelangelo – Sarah Hall(Heaven-ali)
79. Saving Fish From Drowning – Amy Tan (Ethelreaders)
November
80. The Next Accident – Lisa Gardner
81. The Vesuvius Club – Mark Gatiss (Netstation)
82. At Risk – Stella Rimington (Ethelreaders)
83. I Don’t Know How She Does It – Allison Pearson
84. Guards Guards! – Terry Pratchett
December
85. The Moving Finger – Agatha Christie
86. Pattern Recognition – William Gibson (kittiwake)
87. Does Anything Eat Wasps? – New Scientist

26 of these were rings and rays I had joined; the owner’s name is in the brackets.

I’m very grateful for those generous book-crossers who put their book into wider circulation and I’ve read so much more widely because of it. However, there is a downside – so 2007 will be a “NO R&R ” year to make in-roads into my own book mountain, particularly on those books I’ve picked up from other Bookcrossers at meetings.

The books read with my reading group have been enormously varied – some absolute rubbish or airport novels and others a real pleasure to read. Which I suspect is what should happen with a good reading group – a wide choice which isn’t to everyone’s taste.

PS The book list should be under a cut – if it isn’t can you let me know.

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