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Bookcrossing is my 'BookClub'. I don't read fast enough to commit to a real bookclub so instead I enjoy this virtual one, where I enjoy reading other peoples reviews.

My favourite authors include Tracy Chevalier, Rachel Hore, Jojo Moyes & Graeme Simsion.

Books I've Read 2023 TOTAL=26
Your Life in my Hands by Rachel Clarke (A)
Angels Fall by Nora Roberts (M/T, R)
The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles (HR)

Janice Gentle Gets Sexy by Mavis Cheek (R+)
Diary of a Tuscan Bookshop by Alba Donati (A)
Every Other Sunday by Jean Rennie (A)
Direct Red by Gabriel Weston (A)

A House Unblocked by Penelope Lively (A)
Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi (FAN)
Fire Woman by Josephine Reynolds (A)
The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak (H, F)
Where Angels Fear to Tread by E.M.Forster (R, F)
One August Night by Victoria Hislop (H,F)

Public Library by Ali Smith (F, SS)
Tales From the Cafe by Toshikazu Kawaguchi (FAN)
Confessions of a GP by Dr Benjamin Daniels (A)
The Citadel by A.J. Cronin (F)

Before Your Memory Fades by Toshikazu Kawaguchi (FAN)
The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott (F)
Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood (R)
Someone Else's Shoes by Jojo Moyes (F)
Exactly What You Mean by Ben Hinshaw (F)
School of Velocity by Eric Beck Rubin (F)
Japan Through the Looking Glass by Alan Macfarlane (NF, T)
When the World Went Weird (& So Did I) by Louis Theroux (A)
Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin (F)

Books I've Read 2022 TOTAL=53

The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning by Margareta Magnusson (NF)
Passing On by Penelope Lively (F)
The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie (MT)
Pastures Nouveaux by Wendy Holden (Humour CL)

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (Dystopian SF)
Little Men by Louisa May Alcott (C)
The Courilof Affair by Irene Nemirovsky (HF)
The Sleep Quilt by Tracy Chevalier & Fine Cell Work (NF Art)
Getting Back Brahms by Mavis Cheek (F/Humour)

Blackberry & Wild Rose by Sonia Velton (HF)
Three Men on a Plane by Mavis Cheek (Humour F)
‘Twas the Nightshift before Christmas by Adam Kay (A & humour)
The Oysterville Sewing Circle by Susan Wiggs (CL+)
Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks (R)

The Cat & the City by Nick Bradley (Fan)
All Our Worldly Goods by Irène Némirovsky (F)
The Library of Unrequited Love by Sophie Divry (Novella, F)
David Golder by Irène Némirovsky (F)

The Art Of Deception by Nora Roberts (RN & crime)
About a Boy by Nick Hornby (F)
The French House by Jacquie Bloese (R, H)
A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby (F)
My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout (F)

Spider Woman by Lady Hale (A)
Sunset House by Lady Fortescue (T, A)
A Beautiful Spy by Rachel Hore (HF)

The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford (HRF)
The Way Home: Tales from a life without technology by Mark Boyle (A, N)
Chronicles of a Cairo Bookseller by Nadia Wassef (A)
Fire & Rain by Diane Chamberlain (RF)
Island of Dreams by Dan Boothby (A, N)
The Lamplighters by Emma Stonex (F)
The Last Library by Freya Sampson (CL)
The Hills is Lonely by Lillian Beckwith (F, T)
Foursome by Jane Fallon (CL)

The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré (F)
Gotta Get Theroux This by Louis Theroux (A)
The Sea for Breakfast by Lillian Beckwith (F, T)

Queen of Spies: Daphne Park: Britain’s Cold War Master by Paddy Hayes (B)
Quilt on Fire: The Messy Magic of Midlife by Christie Watson (B)

The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes (HR)

The Dream House by Rachel Hore (R,F,light mystery)
Chickens, Mules & Two Old Fools by Victoria Twead (A,T)
Climate Change* *Is Racist by Jeremy Williams (NF)
Seven Kinds of People you find in Bookshops by Shaun Bythell (A)
Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus (F)

Undoctored by Adam Kay (A)
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro (HF, R)
Dear Martin by Nic Stone (T+, Black Lives Matter)
The Electricity of Every Living Thing by Katherine May (A)
Oh William! by Elizabeth Strout (F)
Behind the Seams by Esme Young (A)
Reader, I Married Him edited by Tracy Chevalier (F)

Books I've Read 2021 TOTAL=47

The Secret Life Of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd (F)
The Lion Children by A, M & T McNiece (A)
The Last Piece of My Heart by Paige Toon (CL)
The New Hot by Meg Mathews (NF, HW)
This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay (A)

The Lady & the Unicorn by Tracy Chevalier (HF)
Splitting by Amanda Ellison (NF)

A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle (A, T)
The Ice Cream Girls by Dorothy Koomson (CL)
The Child in Time by Ian McEwan (F)
The Wine of Soltitude by Irene Nemirovsky (F)
All He Ever Wanted by Anita Shreve (F)

The Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell (A)
Namma: A Tibetan Love Story by Kate Karko (T,A)
The Little Princesses by Marion Crawford (A)
Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding (R)
The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks (R)
19th Christmas by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro (MT)
Tell Me a Secret by Jane Fallon (CL)

Faking Friends by Jane Fallon (CL)
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens (MT)
Dare to Tri by Louise Minchin (A)
One With You by Sylvia Day (R.E)
The Other Passenger by Louise Candlish (PT)

Secrets She Left Behind by Diane Chamberlain (F)
Holding by Graham Norton (MT)

Burning Bright by Tracy Chevalier (HR)
The Prison Doctor by Dr Amanda Brown (A)
The Librarian: A Memoir by Allie Morgan (A)
Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney (F)
New Boy by Tracy Chevalier (F)

The Peacock Emporium by Jojo Moyes (F)
Lundy, Rockall, Dogger, Fair Isle by Mathew Clayton (NF)

I Can Run by Amy Lane (A)
The Summer Book by Tove Jansson (F)

Love After Love by Ingrid Persaud (F)
Skint Estate by Cash Carraway (A)
Close to Where the Heart Gives Out by Malcolm Alexander (A)
Quite: Love, Life & Eyeliner by Claudia Winkleman (A)

Vaxxers by Professor Sarah Gilbert & Dr Catherine Green (A, NF, Science)
Everything You Really Need to Know About Politics: My Life as an MP by Jess Phillips (A)

20th Victim by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro (MT)
Adults by Emma Jane Unsworth (F)
Our House by Louise Candlish (MT)
My Mess is a Bit of a Life by Georgia Pritchett (A)
A Single Thread by Tracy Chevalier (F)
Why Running Matters by Ian Mortimer (NF)

Books I've Read 2020 TOTAL=53

End Game by David Baldacci (MT)
Prime Ministers' Wives & One Husband by Mark Hichens (B, NF)
The Money Diet by Martin Lewis (NF)
The Last Letter from your Lover by Jojo Moyes(F)
According to Yes by Dawn French (CL)

Peggy & Me by Miranda Hart (A)
The Stars are Fire by Anita Shreve (F)

Daughter of Empire by Pamela Hicks (A)
The Stolen Marriage by Diane Chamberlain (RN)
Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert (A, HW)

Foreign Fruit by Jojo Moyes (F)
On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan (F)
Northanger Abbey by Val McDermid (TF)
The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain (RN)
Chess Fever by Mark Ozanne (F)

Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo (F)
The Shadow Wife by Diane Chamberlain (RN)
Milkman by Anna Burns (F)
Night Music by Jojo Moyes (F)
The House on Bellevue Gardens by Rachel Hore (F)

Gold by Chris Cleave (F)
The Island by Victoria Hislop (F)
Life & Laughing by Michael McIntyre (A)
Old Filth by Jane Gardam (F)

18th Abduction by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro (MT)
Ordinary People by Diana Evans (F)
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng (F)
At the Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier (F)
Tough Love by Susan Rice (A)
Give Me Ten Seconds by John Sergeant (A)
The Love Child by Rachel Hore (HF)
Normal People by Sally Rooney (CFR)

A Parrot in the Pepper Tree by Chris Stewart (AT)
Big Lies in a Small Town by Diane Chamberlain (HRF)
The Idiot by Elif Batuman (F)
One Plus One by Jojo Moyes (R)

The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty (F)
The Chocolate Run by Dorothy Koomson (CL)
The Last Time They Met by Anita Shreve (F)
Married Lovers by Jackie Collins (R)
The Governess by Wendy Holden (HF)

American Gods by Neil Gaiman (Fan/SF)
The Monarch of the Glen by Neil Gaiman (FAN/SF Novella)

Lady in Waiting by Anne Glenconner (A)
Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams (CF)
Written on the Body by Jeanette Winterson (F)
Moon Tiger by Penelope Lively (F)
A Bit Of a Stretch: The Diaries of a Prisoner by Chris Atkins (NF)
Fire in the Blood by Irene Nemirovsky (F)

Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld (F)
How to Survive 50 by Mike Haskins & Clive Whichelow (Humour)
The Life & Loves of a He Devil by Graham Norton (A)
Le Bal (& Snow in Autumn) by Irene Nemirovsky (F, Novellas)

Books I've Read 2019 TOTAL=32

Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons (F, SS)
How to Relax by Laura Milne (NF)
Getting Rid of Matthew by Jane Fallon (CL+)
Skeletons by Jane Fallon (CL+)
Sheltering Rain by Jojo Moyes (F)
Eat, Drink, Run by Bryony Gordon (A, HW)
Catherine the Great & Potemkin: The Imperial Love Affair by Simon Sebag Montefiore (HNF)

Strictly Between Us by Jane Fallon (CL+)
Unlucky 13 by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro (MT)

The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht (F)
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan (F)
The Ship of Brides by Jojo Moyes (HF)
14th Deadly Sin by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro (MT)
15th Affair by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro (MT)

The Librarian by Salley Vickers (F)
16th Seduction by James Patterson (MT)
Becoming by Michelle Obama (A)

Happy by Fearne Cotton (HW)

Empress Orchid by Anchee Min (HF)
17th Suspect by James Patterson (MT)

The Goldfish Bowl: Married to the Prime Minister by Cherie Booth & Cate Haste (BNF)
The J.M.Barrie Ladies Swimming Society by Barbara J. Zitwer (F)
Holt College: An Oxford Novel by Brian Martin(F)

Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier (HF)
Still Me by Jojo Moyes (R)
Herm: Our Island Home by Jenny Wood (A)

The Whistler by John Grisham (MT)

Eden Close by Anita Shreve (F)

The Magpies by Mark Edwards (PT)
Starting Over by Robin Pilcher (F)

The Horse Dancer by Jojo Moyes (F)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson (MT)

Books I've Read 2018 TOTAL=47

Eats, Shoots and Leaves by Lynne Truss (NF)
The Return by Victoria Hislop (HR)
The Wonderful World of Words by Mitchell Symons (NF)
Swimming Home by Mary-Rose Maccoll (F)
It's Not What You Think by Chris Evans (A)
Memoirs of a Fruitcake by Chris Evans (A)
Call the Midlife by Chris Evans (A)

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce (F)
The Dirty Bits for Girls by India Knight (R)

Alone in Berlin by Hans Fallada (HF)
The Boy in the Snow by M. J. McGrath (MT)
1st to Die by James Patterson (MT)
Eggs or Anarchy by William Sitwell (HNF)

Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier (HF)
Falling Angels by Tracy Chevalier (HF)
Chew on This by Eric Schlosser & Charles Wilson (NF)
The White Queen by Philippa Gregory (HF)
The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows (HR)

A Week in Paris by Rachel Hore (HR)
2nd Chance by James Patterson & Andrew Gross (MT)
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (Classic)

Homestead by Rosina Lippi (HF)
3rd Degree by James Patterson & Andrew Gross (MT)
4th of July by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro (MT)
The Man who Cycled the World by Mark Beaumont (A)
The 5th Horseman by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro (MT)
The 6th Target by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro (MT)

7th Heaven by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro (MT)
The Chilbury Ladies' Choir by Jennifer Ryan (HR)

The Glovemaker's Daughter by Leah Fleming (HR)
8th Confession by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro (MT)
9th Judgement by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro (MT)
The Girl from Lace Island by Joanna Rees (MT)

10th Anniversary by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro (MT)
You Me Everything by Catherine Isaac (RN)
Lullaby by Leïla Slimani (PT)
Three Things About Elsie by Joanna Cannon(F)

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen (PT)
Last Letter Home by Rachel Hore (F/HR)

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie (HF)
Glass by Alex Christofi (F)
11th Hour by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro (MT)

Why Men Lie & Women Cry by Allan & Barbara Pease (NF)
Let Us be True by Alex Christofi (HRF)
Your Pace or Mine? by Lisa Jackson (NF)
12th of Never by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro (MT)
A Keeper by Graham Norton (PT)

Books I've Read 2017 TOTAL=31

The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory (HR)
Mom and Me and Mom by Maya Angelou (A)

Dracula by Bram Stoker (CH & H)
Ever Green by Belva Plain (R)
The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seierstad (NF)
Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi (CH)

The Queen of Subtleties by Suzannah Dunn (HF)
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (F)

Wallis by Charles Higham (B)
Mourning Ruby by Helen Dunmore (F)
My Bonnie by John Suchet (A)

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle (MT)
Heaven's Net is Wide by Lian Hearn (FanRom)
Blessings by Anna Quindlen (WF)


The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes (HR&RN)
The Chocolate Lovers Wedding by Carole Matthews (CL)

My Grandmother Sends her Regards and Apologises by Fredrik Backman (F)
The Great Lover by Jill Dawson (F)

Looking Forward by Marcia Willett (F)
Second Time Around by Marcia Willett (F)
Holding On by Marcia Willett (F)
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck (F)
The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka (F)

Lost & Found by Kitty Neale (F)
Sense & Sensibility by Joanna Trollope (F)

Talking about Jane Austen in Baghdad by Bee Rowlatt & May Witwit (A)
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift (CH)
Where or When by Anita Shreve (RN)

The Hippopotamus by Stephen Fry (CM)
The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier (F)
The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan (F)

Books I've Read 2016 TOTAL= 53

Feel: Robbie Williams by Chris Heath (B)
The Girl in the Picture by Denise Chong (B)
Starter for Ten by David Nicholls (F Humour)
Fear in the Cotswolds by Rebecca Tope (Cosy MT)
To Love and be Wise by Josephine Tey (MT)
Emma by Alexander McCall Smith (F)

Memed, My Hawk by Yashar Kemal (Folk F)
The Liar by Stephen Fry (F)
Digging to America by Anne Tyler (F)


The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit (CH)
Cockroaches by Jo Nesbo (MT)
The Monogram Murders by Sophie Hannah (Poirot MT)
Hopeful by Omid Djalili (A)
One Man's War by Frank Stroobant (A)
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf (F)
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion (CRN)

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (F)
Look Who It Is! by Alan Carr (A)
Don't Stop Me Now by Vassos Alexander(A)
Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H.Lawrence (RF)
The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion (F)
The Island Escape by Kerry Fisher (CL)

A Passage to India by E.M. Forster (F)
The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George (F)
The Information Officer by Mark Mills (MT)
Going Dutch by Katie FForde (CL)
How I caused the Credit Crunch by Tetsuyaby Ishikawa (F)

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne (CH)
A Gathering Storm by Rachel Hore (HR)
Just William by Richmal Crompton (CH)
American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld (F)
Running like a Girl by Alexandra Heminsley (A)

The Shell House by Linda Newbery (Y)
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell (CH)
In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick (NF - H)

White Mughals: Love and Betrayal in 18th-Century India by William Dalrymple (NF - HR)
A Place called Winter by Patrick Gale (HR)
Guernica by Dave Boling (H)
The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks (CH)
From Notting Hill to New York ...Actually by Ali McNamara (CL)

Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (F)
The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy (CH)
Out of Russia by Brian Grover with Jim Rickards (A)

The Swallow and the Hummingbird by Santa Montefiore (HR)
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame (CH)
The Children's Hour by Marcia Willett (RN)
Castaway by Lucy Irvine (A)

After You by Jojo Moyes (RN)
The Dark Room by Rachel Seiffert (HF)
The Year of her Life by Liz Ryan (CL)

The Story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting (CH)
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (Classic G)
My Best Friend's Girl by Dorothy Koomson (CL+)

Books I've Read 2015 TOTAL= 58

The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle CH
Bonjour Tristesse by Francoise Sagan RTragedy
Season of Passion by Danielle Steel CL
The Food of Love Cookery School by Nicky Pellegrino CL+
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain CH
Animal Farm by George Orwell F Novella Political Satire
Family Album by Danielle Steel CL

I am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes MT (R&J Sum 2014 BC)
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe CH
Lightning by Danielle Steel CL

On the Road by Jack Kerouac A

Ruinair by Paul Kildruff T, A,NF (Bookring)
The Murder of King Tut by James Patterson & Martin Dugard Teen MT
Impossible by Danielle Steel CL
How to Talk so Teens will Listen & Listen so Teens will Talk by A Faber & E Mazlish NF

Eeny Meeny by M J Arlidge MT(R&J Sum 2014 BC)
Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson CH
Secrets & Sapphires by Leila Rasheed Y HR
Me Before You by Jojo Moyles RF (R&J 2012 BC) (Bookray)
The Memory Garden by Rachel Hore R/HR
The Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess dystopian F

The Long Road Home by Danielle Steel CL
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain CH
Two in a Boat by Gwyneth Lewis A
The Unknown Unknown by Mark Forsyth NF (Jiffy Bag Ring)
The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene F
Toxic Bachelors by Danielle Steel CL

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson CH
Rogue by Danielle Steel CL
The Gathering by Anne Enright F Man Booker Prize 2007 (Jiffy Bag Ring)
The Brimstone Wedding by Barbara Vine MT (MT Bookbox)
The Life and Loves of a She Devil by Fay Weldon F (OBCZ)

Legacy by Danielle Steel CL
Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote F Novella
Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella CL (RABCK)
The Swiss family Robinson by Johann Wyss CH
Not Without my Daughter by Betty Mahmoody with William Hoffer A
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho Fable
The Mammoth Book of Confessions by Barbara Cardy (HappyHarryBabe's Bookbox)
Sleeping Cruelty by Lynda La Plante MT (MT bookbox)

Funny Girl by Nick Hornby F (R&J Sum 2015 BC)
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman F (R&J Sum 2015 BC)
These Foolish Things by Deborah Moggach F
The Blue Flower by Penelope Fitzgerald HR
Looking for Andrew McCarthy by Jenny Colgan CL (HappyHarryBabe's Bookbox)
Oranges are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson F (Granted wish in HappyHarryBabe's BookBox)

A Song for Issy Bradley by Carys Bray F (R&J Sum 2015 BC)
The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair by Joel Dicker MT (R&J Sum 2015 BC)
The Piano Teacher by Janice Lee RH (R&J Sum 2009 Read)
The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller RF (HappyHarryBabe's Bookbox)

No Safe House by Linwood Barclay MT (R&J Sum 2015 BC)
I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh MT (R&J Sum 2015 BC)
Folly by Alan Titchmarsh CL

The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell F
Summertime by Vanessa Lafaye MT (R&J Sum 2015 BC)
Us by David Nicholls F(R&J Sum 2015 BC)
The Black Ice by Michael Connelly MT
Baking Cakes in Kigali by Gaile Parkin F

Books I've Read 2014 TOTAL=39

The Novice's Tale by Margaret Frazer H MT (Bookbox)
Is It Just Me? by Miranda Hart C
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Horror Classic
Agatha Raisin: Hiss & Hers by M.C. Beaton Cozy MT (Bookbox)
Play to Kill by P.J. Tracy MT (Bookbox)

The Innocent man by John Grisham NF MT (Bookbox)
The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker (R&J Sum 2013 BC)
The Sea Change by Joanna Rossiter F (R&J Sum 2013 BC)
Bedknobs and Broomsticks by Mary Norton CH

Facing the Tank by Patrick Gale F BH
Talking to Addison by Jenny Colgan CL
The Secret Supper Club by Dana Bate WF
This is How it Ends by Kathleen MacMahon Irish WF (R&J Sum 2013 BC)
Close My Eyes by Sophie McKenzie PT (R&J Sum 2013 BC)

The Light Between Oceans by M L Stedman F (R&J Sum 2013 BC)
Sunset by Celia Brayfield WF

Where have all the boys gone? by Jenny Colgan CL
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll CH
The First Assistant by Clare Naylor and Mimi Hare CL
The Real Thing by Catherine Alliott CL
Part of the Furniture by Mary Wesley WF

Jigs and Reels by Joanne Harris F
The Business by Charlotte Bingham WF
Geisha of Gion by Mineko Iwasaki A
The Unfortunates by Laurie Graham WF


Rich by Graham Masterton WF
To the Pole: Five women in search of an Adventure A, T
Ultimate Prizes by Susan Howatch F

Mad About You by Sinead Moriarty CL (R&J Sum 2014 BC)
Killing Floor by Lee Child MT (Bookbox)
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini H F (R&J Sum 2014 BC)
Before We Met by Lucie Whitehouse PT (R&J Sum 2014 BC)
Dear Thing by Julie Cohen WF (R&J Sum 2014 BC)

The Lie by Helen Dunmore HF (R&J Sum 2014 BC)
Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome CH

An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris HF (R&J Sum 2014 BC)
Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri SS, F (Pulitzer Prize, 2000)
The Swimmer by Roma Tearne CF

Books I've Read 2013 TOTAL=55

Hey Diddle Diddle by Sam Foster NF
The Lollipop Shoes by Joanne Harris WF
Back after the Break by Anita Notaro CL
Cat by Freya North CL+

Hot Gossip by Deborah Lawrenson CL
Ready or Not? by Chris Manby CL
Isabel's Bed by Elinor Lipman CL
Something for the Weekend by Pauline McLynn CL
The Secret Life of a Slummy Mummy by Fiona Neill CL

Last Chance Saloon by Marian Keyes IrishCL
Watermelon by Marian Keyes IrishCL

Far from Over by Sheila O'Flanagan IrishCL
44 Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith F
She's the One by Cathy Kelly IrishCL

A Village Affair by Joanna Trollope WF
Next of Kin by Joanna Trollope WF
Other People's Children by Joanna Trollope WF
The Book of Summers by Emylia Hall F (R&J Sum 2012 BC)

Late Night Shopping (Annie Valentine Book 2) by Carmen Reid CL
The Palace of Strange Girls by Sallie Day WF
Second Chance by Jane Green CL
Rosie by Alan Titchmarsh WF
The Juliette Society by Sasha Grey E

The Double Life of Anna Day CL
The Hypnotist by Lars Kepler MT(R&J Sum 2012 BC)
Emma and I by Sheila Hocken A
Three Times a Lady by Sarah Webb Irish CL
It Had to be You by Sarah Webb Irish CL

Childhood Interupted by Kathleen O'Malley A
The Loving Spirit by Daphne Du Maurier C (Gothic Romance)
The Russian Concubine by Kate Furnivall F (HR)
When the Boys are Away by Sarah Webb Irish CL
Take a Chance by Sarah Webb Irish CL
Keep your Mouth Shut and Wear Beige by Kathleen Gilles Seidel WF
West End Girls by Jenny Colgan CL
French Leave by John Burton Race A/Travel/Cookery
Me and You by Claudia Carroll Irish CL
Lily Allen by Martin Howden B

The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence F (R&J Sum 2013 BC)
Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving CH Classic
Love Song by Charlotte Bingham WF
Natural Causes by James Oswald MT (R&J Sum 2013 BC)

Gold by Chris Cleave F (R&J Spr 2013 BC)
Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella CL
Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie CH classic
The Sea Sisters by Lucy Clarke F (R&J Sum 2013 BC)
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak F

The Borrowers by Mary Norton CH
Tigers in Red Weather by Liza Klaussmann F (Light MT) (R&J Sum 2013 BC)
Not That Kind of Girl by Catherine Alliott CL
The Girl who fell from the Sky F (R&J Sum 2013 BC)

Around the World in 80 Dates by Jennifer Cox A R T!
Loose Women: Girls' Night In NF
Bouncing Back by Zoe Barnes CL
Never Mind by Edward St Aubyn F (Bookbox)

Books I've Read 2012 TOTAL=33

The Desperate Diary of a Country Housewife by Daisy Waugh CL
Starter for Ten by David Nicholls CL
These Foolish Things by Imogen Parker CL
The Necklace by Cheryl Jarvis (Bookring) Biography

Don't You Want Me by India Knight CL
The Cave by Kate Mosse (Received and sent as RABCK) MT
The Men in her Life by Imogen Parker CL

Wives and Lovers by Jane Elizabeth Varley
Notes from a Big Country by Bill Bryson travel writing


The Rose of Sebastol by Katharine McMahon HR
Perfect Day by Imogen Parker CL
The Kings Speech by Mark Logue

One Fifth Avenue by Candace Bushnell (Bookray) WF
Head Over Heels by Jill Mansell CL
More to Life than This by Carole Matthews CL
Whiff of Scandal by Carole Matthews CL
Let's Meet on Platform 8 by Carole Matthews CL
The Sweetest Taboo by Carole Matthews CL

Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
A Minor Indiscretion by Carole Matthews CL
Behaving like Adults by Anna Maxted WF

Friends, Lovers, Chocolate by Alexander McCall Smith (Light Mystery)
The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain CH
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith (Light Mystery)
Jubilee by Shelley Harris F (Richard and Judy Summer 2012 Book Club)

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern Fan (R&J Sum 2012 BC)
Alice Bliss by Laura Harrington Contemporary WF (R&J Sum 2012 BC)

Tideline by Penny Hancock PT (R&J Sum 2012 BC)
The Secrets Between Us by Louise Douglas GN (R&J Sum 2012 BC)

Hannah's Dream by Diane Hammond RN (Bookring)
The Thread by Victoria Hislop HR (R&J Sum 2012 BC)

A Perfectly Good Man by Patrick Gale FS (R&J Sum 2012 BC)
The Fear Index by Robert Harris MT (R&J Sum 2012 BC)

Books I've read 2011 TOTAL=34

The Adultery Club by Tess Stimson CL
Disobedience by Naomi Alderman WF

Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons Classic
The Big Love by Sarah Dunn CL
A Winter's Tale by Trisha Ashley CL
The Love Resort by Faith Bleasdale CL

Animal Instincts by Alan Titchmarsh WF
The Glass Painters Daughter by Rachel Hore WF

Mr MacGregor by Alan Titchmarsh WF
Cafe Tropicana by Belinda Jones CL
Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella CL

Got You Back by Jane Fallon
Making Your Mind Up by Jill Mansell CL
Bitter Lemons of Cyprus by Lawrence Durrell Autobio

Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimaman da Ngozi Adichie Fiction
The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella CL

Sons and Lovers by D. H. lawrence Classic
Cocktails for Three by Madeleine Wickham CL
Mr Commitment by Mike Gayle CL
Anything Goes by Billy Hopkins semiauto/Fiction

A Place of Secrets by Rachel Hore WF
The Journey by Josephine Cox
Five Quarters of the Orange by Joanne Harris WF
Every Good Girl by Judy Astley CL
Shopaholic and Sister by Sophie Kinsella (Ray it Forward) CL

Shopaholic and Baby by Sophie Kinsella CL
One Day by David Nicholls CL+
The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs WF
Knit Two by Kate Jacobs WF

The Flight of Lucy Spoon by Maggie Gibson CL
Blackberry Wine by Joanne Harris WF

Coastliners by Joanne Harris WF
Having it and Eating it by Sabine Durrant

Red Lotus by Pai Kit Fai WF

Books I've Read 2010 TOTAL =30

Everything Must Go by Elizabeth Flock
Fatal Reunion by Penelope Evans PT
The Reluctant Landlady by Bernadette Strachan CL
If You Could See Me Now by Cecelia Ahern

Going Home by Harriet Evans
Did the Earth Move? by Carmen Reid

The Girls Guide to Hunting and Fishing by Melissa Bank
Brand New Friend by Mike Gayle
Dinner for Two by Mike Gayle
My Legendary Girlfriend by Mike Gayle
The Accidental Marathon by Lucy Hawking
The Venetian House by Mary Nickson
The Stars' Tennis Balls by Stephen Fry

Wish You Were Here by Mike Gayle


His 'n' Hers by Mike Gayle
Hell Bay by Sam Llewellyn
Simply Divine by Wendy Holden
The Last Lighthouse Keeper by Alan Titchmarsh

Operation Sunshine by Jenny Colgan

What's a Girl to Do? by Tyne O'Connell
Humble Pie by Gordon Ramsay
The Senator's Wife by Sue Miller
Who's That Girl? by Alexandra Potter
The Return Journey by Maeve Binchy

Cat That Came in from the Cold by Philip Brown
Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky
Ferney by James Long
The Hour Before Dawn by Sara MacDonald



Only Dad by Alan Titchmarsh
Love and Mr Devon by Alan Titchmarsh

B=Biography E=Erotica NF=Non-fiction
BH=Black Humour Fan=Fantasy G=Ghost H=Horror
N=Nature writing PT=Psychological Thriller
CF=Contemporary Fiction F=Fiction RN=Romantic Novel
CH=Children's GN=Horror & Romance SF=Science Fiction SS=Short Story
CL=ChickLit H=Historical T=Travel TF=TeenFiction
ClassicHR=Historical RomanceWF=Women's FictionY=Young Adult HW=Health/Wellbeing

2023 Plum-crazy’s What to Read challenge
Jan: Scottish: 1
Feb: Engagement: 0
Mar: Calendars: 1
April: Rivers & 'C's: 3
May: Coronation: 3


2022 Plum-crazy's What to Read challenge
Jan: Beginnings & Endings: 5
Feb: Double trouble: 5
Mar: Fairy Tale/Nursery Rhyme: 2
April: Ukraine: 2
May: Music: 4
June: Jubilee: 2
July: Birds & Bees: 4
August: Football team nicknames: 1
September: Jobs: 1
October: Halloween: 0
November: Down on the Farm: 1
December: Advent Calendar: 7


2021 Plum-crazy's What to Read challenge
Jan: Selection Boxes: 3
Feb: Parts of the Human Body: 2
Mar: The Four Leaf Clover: 5
April: Books: 6
May: You, Me & Them: 5
June: Something Old, New, Borrowed, Blue: 3
July: One/Body/Thing/Where/All : 1
August: Interesting animals: 2
September: Periodic Table: 2
October: '8': 1
November: Postman Pat: 2
December: Advent Calendar: 4


2020 Plum-crazy's What to Read challenge
Jan: Book Chains: 4
Feb: Love: 2
March: St David: 1
April: Places: 2
May: NHS: 2
June: Rainbow: 1
July: Alice in Wonderland: 1
August: Directions: 1
September: Noah’s Ark: 3
October: Bedtime: 2 (Read in Nov!)
November: Day of the Dead: 2
December: Advent Calendar: 6 (1 read in Jan 2021)


2019 Plum-crazy's What to Read challenge
Jan: Pantomime: 1
Feb: Pairs: 1
March: Lone Star State: 1
April: Spring Events: 1
May: Clothes: 1
June: Secrets & Lies: 1
July: It's All About HER: 1
August: Lets hear it for the BOYS: 1
September: Birds: 1
October: Magic Spells: 0
November: Collective Nouns: 0
December: Advent Calendar: 2

666 for 2019 - An Around the World Reading Challenge
organised by kiwiinengland. Read 10 of 36

2019 - Authors A to Z Reading Challenge
organised by CathrineB. Read 14 of 26


2018 Plum-crazy's What to Read challenge
Jan: Beginnings and Endings: 3
Feb: Winter Olympics: 2
March: St Patricks Day: 2
April: Spring Cleaning: 2
May: Wedding Vows: 2
June: The World Cup: 1
July: Seven Deadly Sins: 2
August: 'A': 0.33
September: Harvest: 1
October: Double Trouble: 0.33
November: Guy Fawkes Night: 1
December: Advent Calendar: 4.33

666 for 2018 - An Around the World Reading Challenge
organised by kiwiinengland. Read 14 of 36

2018 - Authors A to Z Reading Challenge
organised by CathrineB. Read 16 of 26


2017 Plum-crazy's What to Read challenge
Jan: Happy New Year: 1
Feb: Occupations: 2
March: Casinos: 2
April: Books of Old & New Testament: 2
May: Flower meanings: 2
June: Law: 0
July: OS Map Symbols: 0
August: Sewing: 1
September: 'There are more Questions Than Answers' song by Johnny Nash: 1
October: See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil: 1
November: Magical Mystery Tour: 1
December: Advent Calendar: 3

666 for 2017 - An Around the World Reading Challenge
organised by kiwiinengland. Read 14 of 36


2016 Plum-crazy's What to Read challenge
February: CHASMS & KITCHENS: The Liar by Stephen FRY
Digging to America by Anne Tyler

March: EASTER: Cockroaches by Jo Nesbo
The Monogram Murders by Sophie Hannah

April: FOOL: Look Who It Is! by Alan Carr

May: EUROVISION SONG CONTEST: The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
Going Dutch by Katie Fforde

June: FATHER'S DAY: Just William by Richmal Crompton
AmERICan Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld

July: SUN, SEA, SAND: The SHELL House by Linda Newbery
BLACK Beauty by Anna Sewell
In the Heart of the SEA by Nathaniel Philbrick
WHITE Mughals: Love and Betrayal in 18th-Century India by William Dalrymple

August: FLAG: A Place called Winter by Patrick Gale (Flag Ale!)
The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks

September: PERIODIC TABLE:(P)urple (H)ibiscus by (C)himamanda (N)gozi (a)dichie
The (S)carlet (P)impernel by (B)aroness (O)rczy

October: SPIRITS: The Swallow and the Hummingbird by Santa Montefiore

November: REMEMBRANCE DAY: The Dark Room by Rachel Seiffert

December: FATHER CHRISTMAS: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

666 for 2016 - An Around the World Reading Challenge
organised by kiwiinengland. Read 25 of 36

AFRICA 3: Ethiopia, Nigeria, South Africa
ASIA 6: Turkey, Vietnam, South Korea, Thailand, Iran, India (Complete)
EUROPE 6: UK, Austria, Guernsey, Italy, France, Malta
NORTH AMERICA 3: USA, Tobago, Canada
PACIFIC 4: Australia, French Polynesia, Antarctica, New Zealand
SOUTH AMERICA 3: Colombia, Chile, Argentina

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