I would like to think I’m a bit of a bookworm.

Bookworm – someone who spends a great deal of time reading 

Just been to bookclub. The best thing I ever did was join bookclubs. I’ve found three amazing ones in Leeds.

The three books I have had to read this month are

plays by Susan Townsend. (didn’t really get into it) @Leeds Central Library

Winters Bone by Daniel Woodrill (read) @White Swan Bookclub in Leeds

The Iron Heel -Jack London (reading) @Giraffebar leeds

This is my ‘what I’ve read list’ for last few years

2012

January
The Particular sadness of Lemon Cake. By Aimee Bender.
I capture the castle. Dodie Smith

Killing God – Kevin Brooks

March
The Case of the Cottingley Fairies – Joe Cooper
The diary of a nobody- George and weedon grossmith

April
One For The Money (Stephanie Plum #1) by Janet Evanovich
The Spare Room Helen Garner
Glass Houses (The Morganville Vampires #1) by Rachel Caine

May
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James

June
The travelling hornplayer – Barbara Trapido
American Gods by Neil Gaiman

July
The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler, Gloria Steinem
The Black Angel (Charlie Parker #5) by John Connolly
Run Fat Bitch Run by Ruth Field
The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ(Canongate Myths #16) by Philip Pullman

August
The Book Of Lost Things – John Connolly
Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? Winterson, Jeanette
The Running Man by Stephen King, Richard Bachman (Pseudonym)

October
Winter’s Bone Daniel Woodrill
The Demon Headmaster- Gillian Cross
Stardust Neil-Gaimen

2011
January
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd: A Hercule Poirot Mystery – Agatha Christie

March
The Art of Racing in the rain: Garth Stein

April

The Uncommon Reader: Alan Bennett
Howards End is on the landing : Susan Hill

May 
The Common Reader: Virginia Woolfe

June
My Sister’s Keeper: Jodi Picoult
(1st July) When did you last see your father? Blake Morrison.

July
Hellsbells : John Connolly
Boy: tales of childhood: Roald Dahl

August
Along Came a Spider: James Patterson
Woman in black: Susan Hill

November
One hand clapping: Anothony Burgess

2010
January
The Lost Symbol  – Dan Brown
Dark Hollow – John Connolly

February
Let the right one in – John Ajvide Lindqvist
Queen Victoria -Demon Hunter – A.E.Moorat
Three cups of Tea – Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin

March
The elegance of the hedgehog  –  Muriel Barbery
The adventures of Pinocchio  – Carlo Collodi
A special providence – Richard Yates
Shutter Island – Dennis Lehane
Fahenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury

April
The boy who loved books – John Sutherland
The Gates – John Connolly
The Killing Kind – John Connolly

May
To kill a mocking bird – Harper Lee

June
Girl with a Dragon Tattoo – Steig Larsson
Eclipse – Stephanie Meyer
The short life of Bree Tanner – Stephanie Meyer

July
White Road – John Connolly

2009

January
The English Patient – Michael Ondaatje
The suspicions of Mr Whicher – Kate Summerscale

February

The luminous life of Lily Aphrodite – Beatrice Collins
The story of Anne Frank – Mirjam Pressier
A Room with a view – E.M.Forester
A Diary of a nobody – George Grossmith
One flew over the cuckoo’s nest – Ken Kessey
The Divine Comedy – Dante Alighieri

March
Lord of the Flies – William Golding
Voluptuous Delights of Peanut butter and Jam – Laura Lienberg
Down & Out in Paris– George Orwell

April
1974 David Peace
New Moon – Stephanie Meyer

 May
Around the world in 80 Days – Jules Verne
The psychic adventures of Derek Akorah
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – Ian Fleming

June
The Illustrated Man – Ray Bradbury
Firmin – Sam Savage

July
Invisible man – Ralph Ellison
The Invisible Man – H.G.Wells
Nocturne – John Connolly

August

Every Dead Thing – John Connolly
The Poet Michael Connelly

September
The life of Charlotte Bronte – Elizabeth Gaskell
The chemistry of death – Simon Beckett
The alchemist – Paul Coalo
The turn of the screw – Henry James
October
Emily Bronte – Robert Barnard – The British Library writers lives

November
The princess Bride – William Goldman
The Diving bell and the butterfly –  Jean-Dominique Bauby
Oranges are not the only fruit – Jeanette Winterson
Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
Things the grandchildren should know -Mark Oliver Everett,

2008
The secret life of bees – Sue Monk Kidd
Narrow dog to carcassonne – Terry Darlington
Dead Famous – Ben Elton
Atonement – Ian McEwan
Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold
The interpretation of Murder – Jed Rubenfeld
How to talk to a widower – Jonathan Tropper
High Fidelty – Nick Hornby
Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks
Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
From Baghdad with Love – Jay Kopelman and Melinda Roth
Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
Russian Concubine – Kate Furnivall
The Outcast – Sadie Jones
Empress Orchid – Anchee Min
The Farm: The Story of One Family and the English Countryside – Richard Benson
The Time Traveller’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
Geisha of Gion: The Memoir of Mineko Iwasaki by Mineko Iwasaki and Rande Brown
Broken Biscuit – Liz Kettle
Poppy Shakespeare – Clare Allan
The Last Empress – Anchee Min
Notes from an exhibition – Patrick Gale
Mrs.P’s Journey: The Remarkable Story of the Woman Who Created the A-Z Map
by Sarah Hartley
The Thirteenth Tale – Diane Setterfield
Random Acts of Heroic love – danny scheiman
The 39 Steps – John Buchan
The boy in the striped pyjamas – John Boyne
Diary of Anne Frank – Anne Frank
Carrie’s War – Nina Bawdon
The Silver Sword – Ian Serrailler
I am David – Ann Holm
The Notebook – Nicolas Sparks
Journey to nowhere – Eva Figes
Warhorse – Michael Morpurgo
Butterfly Lion – Michale Morpurgo
Alone on a wide, wide sea – Michael Morpurgo
The amazing story of Adolphus tips – Michael Morpurgo
The Reader – Bernard Schlink
Goodnight Mr Tom – Michelle Magorian
Private Peaceful – Michael Morpurgo
Revolutionary Road – Richard Yates
A Christmas Carol –  Charles Dickens
Twilight  -Stephanie Meyer

2007
Moll Flanders –  Daniel Defoe
Animal Farm  – George Orwell
1984 – George Orwell
Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
Catcher in the Rye  –  J.D. Salinger
Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
Chronicles of Narnia  – C.S. Lewis
Vanity Fair – William Thackery
Man & Boy  – Tony Parsons
Man  & Wife  – Tony Parsons
Savage Garden – Mark Mills
Memory Keeper’s Daughter – Kim Edwards
Treasure Island – Robert Stevenson
Harry Potter and the Dealthy Hallows – J.K. Rowling

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