The book list/Reading Challenge

I like a good reading challenge!

To read 38 books in 2018




  1. January -How To Love Like a Hot Chick: The Girlfriend to Girlfriend Guide to Getting the Love You Deserve – Jodi Lipper (own paperback)
  2. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins (own-paperback)
  3. Life Doesn’t Frighten Me -Maya Angelou (Library)
  4. Happiness for Humans – P.Z. Reizin (NetGalley-kindle)
  5. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Maya Angelou’s Autobiography, #1) – Maya Angelou (Library-paperback)
  6. The Self-Care Project: How to let go of frazzle and make time for you – Jayne Hardy (Library-paperback)
  7. Choc lit taster panel book (Kindle-borrowed)
  8. February: The Beast Within: A Tale of Beauty’s Prince (Villains #2)  by Serena Valentino (own paperback)
  9. Artful Eating by Karina Melvin (Library-paperback)
  10. Ways of Seeing by John Berger (own paperback)
  11. Epilepsy The Essential Guide (Need2know)  by Louise Bolotin (Library-paperback)













Jim Henson’s Labyrinth Tales – Godbey, Cory

The King’s Speech: How One Man Saved the British Monarchy – Logue, Mark

The Girl in the Photograph -Ferry, Kirsty *NetGalley

How to Be Happy: A Memoir of Love, Sex and Teenage Confusion – Burton, David *NetGalley

Do Yourself a Favor…Forgive: Learn How to Take Control of Your Life Through Forgiveness           – Meyer, Joyce

Start With Your Sock Drawer – Silverthorn, Vicky

Angels: Messengers of the Gods – Wilson, Peter Lamborn

The Last Unicorn (The Last Unicorn, #1) -Beagle, Peter S.

Watch For Me by Moonlight – Ferry, Kirsty * NetGalley

StoryJacking: Change Your Inner Dialogue, Transform Your Life – deHart, Lyssa Danehy

59 Seconds: Think a Little, Change a Lot – Wiseman, Richard – NetGalley

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2) – Rowling, J.K.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3) – Rowling, J.K.

Daughter of the Dales: The World of Hannah Hauxwell – Hauxwell, Hannah

Seasons of My Life -Hauxwell, Hannah

A Little Bit of Christmas Magic (Rossetti Mysteries #4) Ferry, Kirsty

Understanding Me, Understanding You: An Enquiry into being human – Krishna, Manoj * NetGalley

The Toad Who Loved Tea -Kermani, Faiz *-NetGalley

The Girl Who Said Sorry – Yim, Hayoung  – NetGalley

Alice (The Chronicles of Alice, #1) -Henry, Christina


A Natural History of Ghosts: 500 Years of Hunting for Proof – Clarke, Roger

How to Get a Job You’ll Love: A Practical Guide to Unlocking Your Talents and Finding Your Ideal Career – Lees, John

Skellig (Skellig, #1) – Almond, David

Overcome Depression – Muir, Alice

How Not to Worry: How to stop anxiety spoiling your life – Carr, Caroline

Winnie-The-Pooh – Milne, A.A.

The Amazing Adventures Of Chilly Billy – Mayle, Peter

The Odyssey: A Dramatic Retelling of Homer’s Epic – Armitage, Simon

The Vanishing Act – Jakobsen, Mette

Runelight (Runemarks #2) – Harris, Joanne

The Gospel of Loki – Harris, Joanne M.

Dolly – Hill, Susan

Kensuke’s Kingdom – Morpurgo, Michael

The Witches – Dahl, Roald

An Experiment in Criticism – C.S. Lewis

The Shining Girls – Beukes, Lauren

The Witch’s Daughter – Bawden, Nina

Good Psychopath book 2 – McNab, Andy

Storm Front (The Dresden Files, #1) – Butcher, Jim

The Lie Tree – Hardinge, Frances

The Fifth Child – Lessing, Doris

The One Minute Manager – Blanchard, Kenneth H.

The Damned Utd – Peace, David

A Room of One’s Own – Woolf, Virginia

The Adventures of Captain Underpants (Captain Underpants, #1) – Pilkey, Dav

Danny The Champion Of The World – Dahl, Roald

Unlock Your Creativity – Hare, Jenny

Mythologies – Barthes, Roland

All the Light We Cannot See – Doerr, Anthony

Charlotte’s Web – White, E.B.

The Arrival – Tan, Shaun

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts One and Two (Harry Potter, #8) – Rowling, J.K.

A Little Princess – Burnett, Frances Hodgson

A Meal in Winter – Mingarelli, Hubert

No Run Intended – Phillips, Hannah

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe – Flagg, Fannie

The Jelly Effect: How to Make Your Communication Stick – Bounds, Andy

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase (The Wolves Chronicles, #1)- Aiken, Joan

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #1)- Riggs, Ransom

My Brief History- Hawking, Stephen

The Idiot Brain: A Neuroscientist Explains What Your Head is Really Up To – Burnett, Dean

Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office: 101 Unconscious Mistakes Women Make That Sabotage Their Careers -Frankel, Lois P.

How to Be a Super Reader: Read Faster, Understand More, Remember for Longer- Cole, Ron





Cover Her Face – P.D.James

The Vet’s Daughter – Comyns, Barbara

The wuffler and the querk -Wendy Wharam

Some Veil Did Fall -Kirsty Ferry


James and the giant peach – Roald Dahl

The Song of Achilles – Madeline Miller

Revival, Vol. 1: You’re Among Friends – Tim Seeley

American Vampire Vol. 1 – Scott Snyder

Circus of Thieves and the Raffle of Doom – William Sutcliffe

10 Ways to Make Money in a FREE World – Nicolas Lovell

Tom’s Midnight Garden – Phillippa Pearce

The Golden Labyrinth – Chris Mould

Bad Men
- John Connolly

The Wooden Mile – Chris Mould


The Mask of Dimitrios – Chris Ambler

Sweet Tooth, Vol. 1: Out of the Deep Woods – Jeff Lemire

Boy: Tales of Childhood – Roald Dahl


I Am Pilgrim – Terry Hayes

The Eagle of the Ninth- Rosemary Sutcliffe

Going Solo -Roald Dahl

Magyk (Septimus Heap, #1) – Angie Sage

Magyk (Septimus Heap, #1)

The BFG – Roald Dahl

The Twits – Roald Dahl


 The Wolves of Willoughby Chase (The Wolves Chronicles #1) by Joan Aiken, Pat Marriott (Illustrator)

The Girl with All the Gifts – M.R.Carey

The Screaming Staircase (Lockwood & Co. #1) by Jonathan Stroud


Sane New World: Taming The Mind by Ruby Wax

Fight Club – Chuck Palahniuk


Only You Can Save Mankind (Johnny Maxwell, #1) – Terry Pratchett

Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch – Terry pratchett/Neil Gaiman


The Happiness of Pursuit: Finding the Quest That Will Bring Purpose to Your Life – Guillebeau, Chris

The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride, #1) – James Patterson


Panic Attacks & Anxiety – How to Beat Them-Hathaway, Richard

Winnie-the-Pooh – Milne, A.A.

Report For Murder (Lindsay Gordon, #1) – McDermid, Val

Coping with a Stressed Nervous System – Hambly, Kenneth

How to Perform Under Pressure-Weisinger, Hendrie

The Magician’s Nephew-Lewis, C.S.

Fuck It. The Ultimate Spiritual Way – Parkin, John C.

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying-Kondo, Marie

Revolting Rhymes – Dahl, Roald

Fantastic Mr Fox – Dahl, Roald

The Enormous Crocodile. – Dahl, Roald

Don’t Tell (Romantic Suspense, #1) – Rose, Karen

Memory Power Up: 101 Ways To Instant Recall – Tipper, Michael

The Giraffe And The Pelly And Me – Dahl, Roald

Don’t Let Anything Dull Your Sparkle: – Virtue, Doreen

The Angel Therapy Handbook. – Doreen Virtue

The Magician’s Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia, #1) -Lewis, C.S.

A Stitch In Time – Lively, Penelope

Ghostwritten – Mitchell, David

When I Loved Myself Enough -McMillen, Kim

The Strings of Murder (Frey & McGray, #1) -Muriel, Oscar de




The Naughtiest Girl in the School (Naughtiest Girl Series, Book 1) -Enid Blyton

Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway – Susan Jeffers

Alice in Wonderland (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland #1) – Lewis Carroll

How To Love Like a Hot Chick: The Girlfriend to Girlfriend Guide to Getting the Love You Deserve – Jodi Lipper


Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

The Iron Man: A Children’s Story in Five Nights – Ted Hughes

The Fault in Our Stars -John Green

The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky

Peter Pan & Wendy- J.M. Barrie


The Phantom Tollbooth – Norton Juster

Pinocchio – Carlo Collodi

Counselling for Toads: A Psychological Adventure- Robert De Board


Grinny- Nicholas Fisk

Rivers of London (Peter Grant, #1) – Ben Aaronovitch

First Term at Malory Towers (Malory Towers, #1) – Enid Blyton

How to Train Your Dragon – Cressida Cowell

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Mark Haddon

Taming The Black Dog – Patrick Ellverton

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Harry Potter, #1)- J.K. Rowling

Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson


The Humans -Matt Haig


The Rosie Project -Graeme Simsion

A Kestrel for a Knave- Barry Hines,

Winning Interviews for First-Time Job Hunters. Kathleen Houston

The Silver Sword-Serraillier, Ian


Enduring Love -McEwan, Ian

The Road- McCarthy, Cormac

Your Real Job Is Change: Navigating the Turbulence of the Modern Work World- Shea, Gregory

The Twits -Dahl, Roald

The Lightning Thief (Percy ackson and the Olympians, #1_ Riordan, Rick * )

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ – Sue Townsend


A Life Too Short: The Tragedy of Robert Enke – Ronald Reng

The 7 AHA!s of Highly Enlightened Souls – Mike george

The Twins at St. Clare’s -Enid Blyton

Augustus – John Williams

The Teenage Guide to Stress – Nicola morgan

Manage Your Boss: How To Build A Great Working Relationship – Jane Russell

The Raw Shark Texts –Steven Hall


Be Brilliant Every Day: Use the Power of Positive Psychology to Make an Impact on Life

by Andy Cope, Andy Whittaker

Howl’s Moving Castle (Howl’s Moving Castle, #1) Diana Wynne Jones

The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins

Charlie and the chocolate factory – Roald dahl

The King’s Speech: How One Man Saved the British Monarchy – Mark Logue, Peter Conradi


Mr Galliano’s Circus – Enid Blyton

Make Someone’s Moment – Kelly Eckert

The Graveyard Book – Neil Gaiman

The Maze Runner (The Maze Runner #1) by James Dashner

The Graveyard Book Volume 1 (graphic novel) – Craig, P. Russell


Five Children & It – E Nesbit

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang #1) by Ian Fleming, Brian Selznick (Illustrator)

The Graveyard Book Volume 2 – Craig, P. Russell

The Mystery of the Pantomime Cat (The Five Find-Outers #7) by Enid Blyton

James and the Giant Peach – Roald Dahl




The Forgotten Waltz – Anne Enright

The Little Brown Bear And Other Stories-enid Blyton

The Enid Blyton Book Of Brownies- Enid Blyton

Ethel and Ernest- Raymond Briggs

Hit and Run-R.L. Stine

The Witches – Roald Dahl

Revolutionary Road (re-read)


Weight: The Myth of Atlas and Heracles (Canongate Myths) -Jeanette Winterson my review here

Matilda-Roald Dahl

At the Dying of the year – Chris Nickson (PDF)

Five on a treasure Island-Enid Blyton


The Adventures of Scamp- Enid Blyton -LBC Challenge

The Book Thief – Markus Zusak

The Silver Sword- Ian Serraillier

The Secret Sword – Enid Blyton

The Wizard of Oz Frank L. Baum


To Kill a Mocking Bird – Harper Lee radio show here

The Sheep Pig – Dick King-Smith


The perks of being a wallflower Stephen Chbosky

Warhorse- Michael Morpurgo

The Eyre Affair- Jasper Fforde -Review for LBC here

The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford

The Hounds of the baskervilles – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle -LBC review Here


A Medal for Leroy by Michael Morpurgo

Practical Magic -Alice Hoffman

The Fire Gospel (Eho #2) by Michel Faber LBC

The Glass Key by Dashiell Hammett-LBC

Star Dust Neil by Gaiman slrc


The White Queen -Philippa Gregory -slrc

The Fictional Man – Al Ewing -LBCWSWAN

Mrs Frisby and The Rats Of Nimh robert c. O’ Brien -LBCPUFFINS


The Intimate Adventures Of A London Call Girl- Belle De Jour slrc

Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn – LBCWSWAN

Coraline – Neil Gaiman – LBCPUFFINS

The Enchanted wood – Enid Blyton -LBC Challenge

The Wishing Chair – Enid Blyton – LBC Challenge


The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett – LBCPUFFINS

James and the Giant Peach – Roald Dahl

Death Comes to Pemberley – P.D.James SLRC

The Boy Next Door – Enid Blytin LBC Challenge


Black Beauty – Anne Sewell – LBCPUFFINS

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies- Seth Grame Smith and Jane Austen -SLRC

The Magic Faraway Tree –Enid Blyton

The Worst Witch (Worst Witch, #1) – Jill Murphy




The Particular sadness of Lemon Cake. By Aimee Bender.

I capture the castle. Dodie Smith

Killing God – Kevin Brooks


The Case of the Cottingley Fairies – Joe Cooper

The diary of a nobody- George and weedon grossmith


One For The Money (Stephanie Plum #1) by Janet Evanovich

The Spare Room Helen Garner

Glass Houses (The Morganville Vampires #1) by Rachel Caine


Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James


The travelling hornplayer – Barbara Trapido

American Gods by Neil Gaiman


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


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)


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


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


12/12/12 The Hobbit – Tolkein




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


The Art of Racing in the rain: Garth Stein


The Uncommon Reader: Alan Bennett

Howards End is on the landing : Susan Hill


The Common Reader: Virginia Woolfe


My Sister’s Keeper: Jodi Picoult

(1st July) When did you last see your father? Blake Morrison.


Hellsbells : John Connolly

Boy: tales of childhood: Roald Dahl


Along Came a Spider: James Patterson

Woman in black: Susan Hill


One hand clapping: Anothony Burgess




The Lost Symbol – Dan Brown

Dark Hollow – John Connolly


Let the right one in – John Ajvide Lindqvist

Queen Victoria -Demon Hunter – A.E.Moorat

Three cups of Tea – Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin


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


The boy who loved books – John Sutherland

The Gates – John Connolly

The Killing Kind – John Connolly


To kill a mocking bird – Harper Lee


Girl with a Dragon Tattoo – Steig Larsson

Eclipse – Stephanie Meyer

The short life of Bree Tanner – Stephanie Meyer


White Road – John Connolly




The English Patient – Michael Ondaatje

The suspicions of Mr Whicher – Kate Summerscale


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


1974 David Peace

New Moon – Stephanie Meyer


Around the world in 80 Days – Jules Verne

The psychic adventures of Derek Akorah

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – Ian Fleming


The Illustrated Man – Ray Bradbury

Firmin – Sam Savage


Invisible man – Ralph Ellison

The Invisible Man – H.G.Wells


Every Dead Thing – John Connolly

The Poet Michael Connelly


The life of Charlotte Bronte – Elizabeth Gaskell

The chemistry of death – Simon Beckett

The alchemist – Paul Coalo

The turn of the screw – Henry James


Emily Bronte – Robert Barnard – The British Library writers lives


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,



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



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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