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Books Read in 2017 (30)

December

A God in Ruins Kate Atkinson (a)

November

Witches Abroad Terry Pratchett (k)

October

The Leopard Jo Nesbo

The Chalk Pit Ellie Griffiths

The Waters of Eternal Youth (25) Donna Leon

The Road Cormac McCarthy (DNF)

September

By Its Cover (23) Donna Leon

August

Cop Town Karin Slaughter (K)

Three Brothers Peter Ackroyd

Falling in Love (24) Donna Leon

Beastly Things (21) Donna Leon

Wyrd Sisters Terry Pratchett (K A)

My name is Lucy Barton Elizabeth Strout

Rivers of London 1 Ben Aaronovitch (K)

July

Saturday Ian McEwan

The Coffee Trader David Liss

June

With No One as Witness Elizabeth George

Messenger of Truth Jacqueline Winspear

April

Solitude Creek Jeffery Deaver

Killing for Keeps (5) Mari Hannah

Different Class Joanne Harris

Two for Sorrow Nicola Upson

March

Tennison Lynda LaPlante

The Snowman (7) J Nesbo

February

The Reedeemer (6) Jo Nesbo

Gunpowder Plots (K) Val McDermid

The Missing and the Dead (9) Stuart MacBride

Close to the Bone (8) Stuart Macbride

January

The Conclave Michael Bracewell

The End of Mr Y Scarlett Thomas (DNF)

Books Read in 2016 (42)

December

Slade House – David Mitchell

The Late Scholar – Jill Paton Walsh (K)

Head of State – Andrew Marr

November

Belshazzar’s Daughter – Barbara Nadel

The Book of Murder – Guillermo Martinez

October

The Very Thought of You – Rosie Alison

Prime Suspect – Lynda La Plante (K)

The Risk of Darkness(2) – Susan Hill (K)

XO – Jeffery Deaver

Shades of Grey – Jasper Fforde (DNF)

Among the Mad – Jacqueline Winspear

September

The Hundred Year Old Man Who…… Jonas Jonasson (K) DNF

Soul Music -Terry Pratchett (K)

August

Cambridge Blue – Alison Bruce (K)

Cockroaches (2) – Jo Nesbo

May Contain Traces of Magic – Tom Holt

July

The Anniversary Man – RJ Ellory

The Devil’s Star (5) – Jo Nesbo

Nemesis (4) – Jo Nesbo

American Wife – Curtis Sittenfeld

June

V is for Vengeance – Sue Grafton

The Return – Victoria Hislop

Fascination – William Boyd

May

A Possible Life – Sebastian Faulks

City of the Sun – Sarah Bryant (DNF)

The Stone Carvers – Jane Urquart (DNF)

The Death of Faith (6) – Donna Leon

Reaper Man – Terry Pratchett (K)

Where the Bodies are Buried – Chris Brookmyre

April

Ghost in the Machine – Ed James (K)

The Woodcutter – Reginald Hill

March

The Facts of Life – Patrick Gale

Dead Tomorrow (5)-Peter James (K)

Dead Man’s Footsteps (4)- Peter James(K)

Four Last Things – Andrew Taylor (DNF)

February

Dressed for Death or The Anonymous Venetian (3)- Donna Leon

The Sixth Lamentation – William Broderick

Miss Carter’s War – Sheila Hancock

January

22 Little Bodies and Other Stories – Stuart MacBride

The Hours – Michael Cunningham

One Step Behind – Henning Mankell

Hogfather – Terry Pratchett (R)

Books Read in 2015 (44)

December

Equal Rites – Terry Pratchett (K)

Friendly Fire – Patrick Gale

November

Monument to Murder – Mari Hannah (K)

October

The Rapture – Liz Jensen

Blond Bombshell – Tom Holt (DNF)

Police (10) Jo Nesbo

The One I Was – Eliza Graham(K)

Nineteen Minutes – Jodi Picault

September

The Kill Room -Jeffery Deaver

A Vampire Christmas – Tracey Sinclair (K)

Not Dead Enough (3)- Peter James (K)

Looking Good Dead (2) – Peter James (K)

The Closed Circle – Jonathan Coe

The Autograph Man – Zadie Smith

August

Life after Life – Kate Atkinson

The Clothes on Their Backs – Linda Grant

July

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larsson

Kingdom of Strangers – Zoe Ferraris

The Paper Moon – Andrea Camilleri

Wolf Hall – Hilary Mantel

The Dante Club – Matthew Pearl (DNF)

Deadly Fall -Elly Griffiths

June

The Bat (1) Jo Nesbo

The Redbreast (3) -Jo Nesbo

To Sea in a Sieve – Danny Baker

Dead Simple (1)- Peter James (K)

May

Invitation to Die – Helen Smith (K)

Norwegian Wood – Haruki Murakami (dnf)

Hitchhiker : A biography of Douglas Adams – RJ Simpson

Seven Yorkshire Tales – James Herriot ( Penguin 60s)

Rumpole and the Younger Generation – John Mortimer ( Penguin 60s)

April

Automated Alice – Jeff Noon

Hide and Seek – Ian Rankin

Fox Evil – Minette Walters

Code – Kathy Reichs

March

the Hotel New Hampshire – John Irving

R is for Ricochet – Sue Grafton(R)

One For The Money – Janet Evanovich (R)

The Shape of Water – Andrea Camilleri

Plum Spooky – Janet Evanovich

February

The Casual Vacancy – J K Rowling

A Song for the Dying – Stuart MacBride

January

The Various Haunts of Men – Susan Hill

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society – Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows

A God in Ruins Kate Atkinson (a)

November

Witches Abroad Terry Pratchett (k)

October

The Leopard Jo Nesbo

The Chalk Pit Ellie Griffiths

The Waters of Eternal Youth (25) Donna Leon

The Road Cormac McCarthy (DNF)

September

By Its Cover (23) Donna Leon

August

Cop Town Karin Slaughter (K)

Three Brothers Peter Ackroyd

Falling in Love (24) Donna Leon

Beastly Things (21) Donna Leon

Wyrd Sisters Terry Pratchett (K A)

My name is Lucy Barton Elizabeth Strout

Rivers of London 1 Ben Aaronovitch (K)

July

Saturday Ian McEwan

The Coffee Trader David Liss

June

With No One as Witness Elizabeth George

Messenger of Truth Jacqueline Winspear

April

Solitude Creek Jeffery Deaver

Killing for Keeps (5) Mari Hannah

Different Class Joanne Harris

Two for Sorrow Nicola Upson

March

Tennison Lynda LaPlante

The Snowman (7) J Nesbo

February

The Reedeemer (6) Jo Nesbo

Gunpowder Plots (K) Val McDermid

The Missing and the Dead (9) Stuart MacBride

Close to the Bone (8) Stuart Macbride

January

The Conclave Michael Bracewell

The End of Mr Y Scarlett Thomas (DNF)

The Clerkenwell Tales -Peter Ackroyd (DNF)

Still Standing -Paul O’Grady

August

The Dark Room – Rachel Seiffert

Theodore Boone – John Grisham

Enduring Love – Ian McEwan

When We Were Orphans – Kazuo Ishiguro (DNF)

Tamar – Mal Peet

A Home at the End of the World – Michael Cunningham

July

Stone’s Fall – Iain Pears

Criminal – Karin Slaughter

Every Contact Leaves a Trace – Eleanor Dymott

Printer’s Devil Court – Susan Hill (K)

Busted -Karin Slaughter (K)

Snatched – Karin Slaughter (K)

The Power Behind the Throne. – S K Nicholl (K)

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet- David Mitchell

I murdered my Library -Linda Grant(K)

The Secret River -Kate Grenville

June

Fallen -Karin Slaughter

Broken -Karin Slaughter

Capital -John Lanchester

May

Being Dead – Jim Crace

Halfhead – Stuart B Macbride

State of the Union – Douglas Kennedy

A Dark Dividing – Sarah Rayne

April

The Last Hero – Terry Pratchett & Paul Kidby

Journeys in the dead season – Spencer Jordan (DNF)

Havana Bay – Martin Cruz Smith

A Vampire Walks into a Bar – Tracey Sinclair (K)

Hanns and Rudolf – ThomasHarding (L)

The Lost Symbol – Dan Brown

The Shadow of the North – Phillip Pullman

The History of Love -Nicole Krauss

March

The Art of Falling – Deborah Lawrenson

Human Voices – Penelope Fitzgerald (L)

A Musical Eye: the visual world of Britten and Pears – Judith LeGrove (L)

Dorian – Will Self

February

Into the Silent Land: Travels in Neuropsychology – Paul Broks

The Days of Anna Madrigal – Armistead Maupin

Mary Ann in Autumn – Armistead Maupin

The Luminaries Eleanor Catton (L)

Dark Dates – Tracey Sinclair (K)

January

Michael Tolliver Lives – Armistead Maupin (R)

Sure of You -Armistead Maupin (R)

Britten – David Matthews (L)

Sweet Dreams! 1980s Newcastle

All Right Now! 1970s Newcastle

The Midnight Partner – Bart Davis

In the Kingdom of Mists – Jane Jakeman

Books Read in 2013 (54)

(L) = Book from my local library

(K) = Kindle (phone or laptop)

December

The Bookshop Strikes Back – Ann Patchett

Memoirs of an Invisible Man – H F Saint (DNF)

Genesis – Karin Slaughter

Skin Privilege –  Karin Slaughter

November

Britten in Pictures – Lucy Walker (L)

The Rotters Club- Jonathan Coe

The Complete Short Stories – Ian Rankin

October

Gagarin and I –  Stephen Blanchard

Old Flames – John Lawton

Faceless Killers – Henning Mankell

Ghostheart – Robert Jon Ellory

The Girl of His Dreams –  Donna Leon

Hard Times – Sara Paretsky

Cosmopolis – Don DeLillo (DNF)

Nightwood – Djuna Barnes (DNF)

September

The Man in The Wooden Hat – Jane Gardam

The Abortionist’s Daughter – Elisabeth Hyde

The Dice Man – Luke Rhinehart  (DNF)

August

The Extremes – Christopher Priest

Henry and June – Anais Nin (DNF)

Middlesex – Jeffrey Eugenides

Deadly Deceit  – Mari Hannah (L)

July

Babycakes – Armistead Maupin

Further Tales of the City – Armistead Maupin

Smut – Alan Bennett

The Last Testament – Sam Bourne

June

Keeper of the Light – Diane Chamberlain (L)

The Murder Wall – Mari Hannah (L)

Killer Tune – Dreda Say Mitchell

Faithless – Karin Slaughter (L)

May

The Palace of Curiosities – Rosie Garland (L)

Settled Blood – Mari Hannah (L)

Lucia, Lucia – Adriana Trigiani

Bones of the Buried – David Roberts (L)

Name to a Face – Robert Goddard

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? – Jeanette Winterson

April

The Salmon of Doubt – Douglas Adams

The Last Lecture – Randy Pausch

Transmission – Hari Kunzru

The Big Picture – Douglas Kennedy

Sweet Poison – David Roberts (L)

March

The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox – Maggie O’Farrell

Past Reason Hated – Peter Robinson

The Quality of Mercy – David Roberts (L)

February

Long Time Coming – Robert Goddard

More  Tales of the City – Armistead Maupin (re- read for LGBT History Month)

Tales of the City –  Armistead Maupin

Watchman – Ian Rankin

January

Clouds of Witness – Dorothy L Sayers (L)

U is for Undertow – Sue Grafton

Damaged – Alex Kava

The Uncommon Reader – Alan Bennett (L)  re-read for bookgroup)

Christmas is Murder – Val McDermid (K)

The Circus of Ghosts – Barbara Ewing

Books Read in 2012

(L) = Book from my local library

January

Trick of the Dark – Val McDermid

The Somnambulist – Essie Fox

The City and the City – China Mieville (L)

The Winter Ghosts – Kate Mosse(L)

February

Flight of the Maidens – Jane Gardam

The Affair of the Blood-stained Egg Cosy – James Anderson

A Faint Cold Fear – Karin Slaughter

March

Before I Go to Sleep – S J Wilson

Beyond Black – Hilary Mantel

Flesh House – Stuart MacBride

Blind Eye – Stuart MacBride (L)

Dark Blood – Stuart MacBride

A Week In December – Sebastian Faulks

April

Shatter the Bones – Stuart MacBride (L)

A Cement of Blood – Gregory Hall

The White Lioness – Henning Mankell

A Month in the Country – J L Carr

Fractured – Karin Slaughter (L)

May

Triptych – Karin Slaughter

Roadside Crosses – Jeffery Deaver

Becoming Nancy – Terry Ronald (L)

Notes from an Exhibition – Patrick Gale

June

The Observations – Jane Harris (L)

The Affair of the Mutilated Mink – James Anderson (L)

The Affair of the Thirty-Nine Cufflinks- James Anderson (L)

July

The Anatomy of Ghosts – Andrew Taylor (L)

The Winter Queen – Boris Akunin (L)

August

On Chesil Beach – Ian McEwan(L)

Mr Starlight – Laurie Graham

Turkish Gambit – Boris Akunin(L)

Still Alice – Lisa Genova

The Death of Achilles – Boris Akunin(L)

September

Mystery Man – Bateman (L)

The Photograph – Penelope Lively(L)

My Animals and Other Family – Clare Balding

Ceremony in Death – J D Robb (L)

October

Kick Back – Val McDermid

The Turing Option – Harry Harrison and Marvin Minsky

Star Struck – Val McDermid

Spider Bones – Kathy Reichs

Carte Blanche  – a James Bond Novel – Jeffery Deaver(L)

The Coronation – Boris Akunin (L)

Sovereign – C J Sansom (L)

November

One Corpse too Many – Ellis Peters

Learning to Swim – Clare Chambers

Sparkling Cyanide – Agatha Christie

Brooklyn – Colm Toibin

December

The Mist in the Mirror – Susan Hill (L)

Books Read in 2011

December
46. The Small Hand – Susan Hill ( 9)
45. A Cure for All Diseases – Reginald Hill (9)

November
44. The Mesmerist – Barbara Ewing (Borrowers) (8)
43. The Stupidest Angel – Christopher Moore (lib) (8)
42. Snuff – Terry Pratchett (10)

October
41. The Death of Dalziel – Reginald Hill – (9)
40. Midnight Fugue – Reginald Hill ( lib) (9)
39. Life Class – Pat Barker (9)

September
38. The Raphael Affair – Iain Pears (7)
37. The Moon Tunnel – Jim Kelly (lib) (8)
36. The Burning Wire – Jeffery Deaver (8)

August
35. Pandaemonium – Christopher Brookmyre (lib) (8)
34. The Broken Window – Jeffery Deaver (7)
33. The Night of the Miraj – Zoe Ferraris (Borrowers)(6)

July
32. Kisscut – Karin Slaughter (lib)
31. At the Chime of a City Clock – DJ Taylor (lib) 7
30. Mr Chartwell – Rebecca Hunt (lib) (8)
29. One Day – David Nicholls (6)
28. Girl Reading – Katie Ward(9)
27. White Nights – Ann Cleeves (Ethelreaders) (5)

June
26. Blindsighted – Karin Slaughter (lib) 8
25. Breakfast on Pluto – Patrick McCabe
24. My Cousin Rachel – Daphne DuMaurier (Ethelreaders) 8
23. Broken Skin – Stuart MacBride (lib) 9
22. Ask Alice – D J Taylor (lib) 8

May
21. Neverwhere graphic novel – Mike Carey/Glenn Fabry ( lib) 7
20. Dying Light – Stuart MacBride (lib) 9
19. Fenland Chronicles ( Ethelreaders) gave up
18. Present Danger – Stella Rimington (lib) 6

April
17. Thief of Time – Terry Pratchett 8
16. Started Early, Took My Dog – Kate Atkinson 8
15. The Apple – Michel Faber (lib) 7
14. Bleeding Heart Square – Andrew Taylor (lib) 8
13. The Ghost Road – Pat Barker (rr)(Ethelreaders) 8

March
12. The Fire Gospel – Michel Faber (lib) 5
11. Angel with Two Faces – Nicola Upson (lib) 6
10. The Private Patient – PD James 7

February
9. The Reluctant Fundamentalist – Mohsin Hamed 7
8. Skating to Antarctica – Jenny Diski 7
7. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen – Paul Torday 7
6. Sweet Thames – Matthew Kneale 6

January
5. Revelation – CJ Sansome (Ethelreaders) 10
4. The Sign of Four – Arthur Conan Doyle 10
3. A Study in Scarlet – Arthur Conan Doyle 10
2.Any Human Heart – William Boyd 10
1. The Big Over Easy – Jasper Fforde 7

Books Read in 2010

January
1. The Woman in Black, Susan Hill (rr)(Ethelreaders) [9]
2. Unseen Academicals, Terry Pratchett (8)
3. The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman (8)

February
4. The Sea – John Banville(Ethelreaders) (7)
5. A Single Man – Christopher Isherwood (7)
6. When will there be good news – Kate Atkinson (9)
7. Year One – Marianne Faithfull (Penguin 60)
8. The Dangerous Sports Euthanasia Society – Christine Coleman (6)
9. Good Morning Midnight – Reginald Hill (rr) (Ethelreaders) (8)

March
10. Doors Open – Ian Rankin (8)
11. Someone to Watch Over Me – Paul Wilson (9)
12. The Rain Before It Falls – Jonathan Coe (Ethelreaders)(8)

April
13. The Irresistible Inheritance of Wilberforce – Paul Torday (7)
14. The Ghost – Robert Harris(5)
15. What a Carve Up – Jonathan Coe (8)

May
16. The Sleeping Doll – Jeffery Deaver (library)
17. Sourcery – Terry Pratchett
18. An Expert in Murder – Nicola Upson (library) (8)

June
19. The Visible World – Mark Slouka ( Ethelreaders) 9)
20. Beggar’s Banquet – Ian Rankin (8)
21. Politics – Adam Thirlwell (7)
22. Juniper Street – Sandra Freeman
23. Corduroy Mansions – Alexander McCall Smith
24. Bones to Ashes – Kathy Reichs (8)
25. Tomorrow – Graham Swift

July
26. The Room of Lost Things – Stella Duffy (lib)(9)
27. What Becomes – A.L. Kennedy (library)
28. Guards! Guards! – GraphicNovel – Terry Pratchett(library) (8)
29. Coraline – Graphic Novel – Neil Gaiman (lib) (8)
30. The Chimneysweeper’s Boy – Barbara Vine (8)
31. Cleanskin – Val McDermid (lib)
32. Ordinary Thunderstorms – William Boyd (8)
33. The Night Climbers – Ivo Stourton ( lib)

August
34. Pyramids – Terry Pratchett(lib)
35. Travels in the Scriptorium – Paul Auster (lib) (8)
36. Sweet Danger – Margery Allingham (lib)
37. Kafka on the Shore – Hanu Murakami ( Ethelreaders) (7)
38. The Annotated Alice – Lewis Carroll & Martin Gardner)(lib)
39. The Cambridge Curry Club – Saumya Balsari (Ethelreaders)
40. Showing the Flag and Other Stories – Jane Gardam ( lib) (8)

September
41. Witches Abroad – Terry Pratchett (lib)
42. Loyalty in Death – JD Robb ( lib)
43. The Bad Quarto – Jill Paton Walsh (lib) (8)
44. The Dwarves of Death – Jonathan Coe
45. 206 Bones – Kathy Reichs (7)
46. The Crystal Skull – Manda Scott (gave up)
47. Twisted – Jeffery Deaver ( 9)
48. A tale Etched in Blood and Hard Black Pencil – Christopher Brookmyre (8)

October
49. The Coral Thief – Rebecca Stott (lib) (9)
50. Oystercatchers – Susan Fletcher (Ethelreaders) (8)
51. Eleven on Top – Janet Evanovich (lib)
52. Plum Spooky – Janet Evanovich (lib)
53.Conspiracy in Death – JD Robb ( lib)
54. Twelve Sharp – Janet Evanovich ( lib)

November
55. Beneath the Bleeding – Val McDermid ( Ethelreaders) (7)
56. Fearless Fourteen – Janet Evanovich (lib)
57. Our Fathers’ Lies – Andrew Taylor (lib)
58. Netherland – Jospeh O’Neill(lib)
59. Born in death – JD Robb (lib)
60. Call the Dying – Andrew Taylor
61. Woman with Birthmark – Hakan Nesser

December
62. Mary Ann in Autumn – Armistead Maupin (10)
63. Thud – Terry Pratchett (8)
64. Moab is my Washpot – Stephen Fry
65. The Warden – Anthony Trollope (Ethelreaders)
66. The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins (rr) (Ethelreaders)

Books Read in 2009
Can be found on my Live Journal dated 12th January 2010.
MrsDanvers LJ

Books Read in 2008 and Rings and Rays I’ve participated in
Can be found on my Live Journal dated 21st January 2009.
MrsDanvers LJ

Books Read in 2007 and Rings and Rays I’ve participated in
Can be found on my Live Journal dated 4th January 2008.
MrsDanvers LJ

Books Read in 2006 and Rings and Rays I’ve participated in
Can be found on my Live Journal dated 8th January 2007.
MrsDanvers LJ

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