Books read 2007-2012

2012

January

  • The Particular sadness of Lemon Cake. By Aimee Bender.

*** very weird book. Could have done with more explanation in parts.  Struggled due to no speech marks.

  • I capture the castle. Dodie Smith

*** Easy read. Wondered if the brothers would get together with each sister but didn’t see the swapping. Ending was alittle disappointed seemed a bit rushed.

  • Killing God – Kevin Brooks

***** really loved this book. Easy to read loved the narrative.

March

  • The Case of the Cottingley Fairies – Joe Cooper
  • The diary of a nobody=- George and weedon grossmith
  • This book is very funny. and amazing considering how old it is, is still relevant today. can’t believe it inspired other diaries.

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
  • Write –(non fiction) Sarah Quigley
  • Lighthousekeeping Jeannette Winterson
  • Mrs Frisby and The Rats of Nimh – Robert C. O’Brien 

November

  • George’s marvellous medicine – Roald Dahl
  • Michael Morpurgo – War child to War Horse – Michael Morpurgo
  •  Brave New World Aldous Huxley
  •  The History Boys Alan Bennett

December

  • 12/12/12 The Hobbit – Tolkein

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
  • 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

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 HallowsJ.K. Rowling
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