In the Library



Books Read in 2016 (42)


Slade House – David Mitchell

The Late Scholar – Jill Paton Walsh (K)

Head of State – Andrew Marr


Belshazzar’s Daughter – Barbara Nadel

The Book of Murder – Guillermo Martinez


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


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

Soul Music -Terry Pratchett (K)


Cambridge Blue – Alison Bruce (K)

Cockroaches (2) – Jo Nesbo

May Contain Traces of Magic – Tom Holt


The Anniversary Man – RJ Ellory

The Devil’s Star (5) – Jo Nesbo

Nemesis (4) – Jo Nesbo

American Wife – Curtis Sittenfeld


V is for Vengeance – Sue Grafton

The Return – Victoria Hislop

Fascination – William Boyd


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


Ghost in the Machine – Ed James (K)

The Woodcutter – Reginald Hill


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)


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

The Sixth Lamentation – William Broderick

Miss Carter’s War – Sheila Hancock


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)


Equal Rites – Terry Pratchett (K)

Friendly Fire – Patrick Gale


Monument to Murder – Mari Hannah (K)


The Rapture – Liz Jensen

Blond Bombshell – Tom Holt (DNF)

Police (10) Jo Nesbo

The One I Was – Eliza Graham(K)

Nineteen Minutes – Jodi Picault


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


Life after Life – Kate Atkinson

The Clothes on Their Backs – Linda Grant


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


The Bat (1) Jo Nesbo

The Redbreast (3) -Jo Nesbo

To Sea in a Sieve – Danny Baker

Dead Simple (1)- Peter James (K)


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)


Automated Alice – Jeff Noon

Hide and Seek – Ian Rankin

Fox Evil – Minette Walters

Code – Kathy Reichs


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


The Casual Vacancy – J K Rowling

A Song for the Dying – Stuart MacBride


The Various Haunts of Men – Susan Hill

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

Books Read in 2014 (64)


The Pure in Heart – Susan Hill

The Art of Drowning – France’s Fyfield

Attack of the Unsinkable Rubber Ducks – Christopher Brookmyre

Raising Steam -Terry Pratchett

Suffer the Little Children(16) – Donna Leon


Drawing Conclusions(20) – Donna Leon

Seizure – Kathy Reichs

Virals -Kathy Reichs


The Last Picture Show – Larry McMurty

Sailing Close to the Wind – Dennis Skinner

The Psychopath Test  – Jon Ronson

Ratcatcher – James McGee

Sweet Tooth – IanMcEwan


The White Tiger – Aravind Adiga 

The Cuckoo Calling – Robert Galbraith

The Clerkenwell Tales -Peter Ackroyd (DNF)

Still Standing -Paul O’Grady


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


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


Fallen -Karin Slaughter

Broken -Karin Slaughter

Capital -John Lanchester


Being Dead – Jim Crace 

Halfhead – Stuart B Macbride

State of the Union – Douglas Kennedy

A Dark Dividing – Sarah Rayne


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


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


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)


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


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