Tuesday 30 April 2024

Books Read in April

 April - 9

Total to date:  (12 new/8 re-read) 4 *non-fiction

- *The Year 1000, Robert Lacey & Danny Danziger

- Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons

- Kingdom by the Sea, Robert Westall

- Blitzcat, Robert Westall

- The Last Empress, Anchee Min

- *The Intimate Adventures of a London Call Girl, Belle De Jour

- Murder in Williamstown, Kerry Greenwood

- Death in Daylesford, Kerry Greenwood

- Island of the Missing Trees, Elif Shafak

 March - 3

Total to date:  (5 new/6 re-read) 2 *non-fiction

The Ink Black Heart, Robert Galbraith

- *Aristocrats. Caroline, Emily, Louisa and Sarah Lennox, 1740-1832,  Stella Tillyard

Paris in the Dark, Robert Olen Butler

February - 6

Total to date:  (3 new/5 re-read) 1 *non-fiction

- *The White Album, Joan Didion

The Cuckoo's Calling, Robert Galbraith

The Silkworm, Robert Galbraith

- Career of Evil, Robert Galbraith

- Lethal White, Robert Galbraith

- Troubled Blood, Robert Galbraith

 January - 2

Total to date:  (2 new/0 re-read) 0 *non-fiction

- The Detective's Daughter, Lesley Thomson

The Bourne Identity, Robert Ludlum

Saturday 30 March 2024

March Book List

March - 3

Total to date:  (5 new/6 re-read) 2 *non-fiction

- The Ink Black Heart, Robert Galbraith

- *Aristocrats. Caroline, Emily, Louisa and Sarah Lennox, 1740-1832,  Stella Tillyard

- Paris in the Dark, Robert Olen Butler

February - 6

Total to date:  (3 new/5 re-read) 1 *non-fiction

- *The White Album, Joan Didion

The Cuckoo's Calling, Robert Galbraith

The Silkworm, Robert Galbraith

- Career of Evil, Robert Galbraith

- Lethal White, Robert Galbraith

- Troubled Blood, Robert Galbraith

 January - 2

Total to date:  (2 new/0 re-read) 0 *non-fiction

- The Detective's Daughter, Lesley Thomson

The Bourne Identity, Robert Ludlum

Friday 1 March 2024

February Books Read

 February - 6

Total to date:  (3 new/5 re-read) 1 *non-fiction

- *The White Album, Joan Didion

- The Cuckoo's Calling, Robert Galbraith

- The Silkworm, Robert Galbraith

- Career of Evil, Robert Galbraith

- Lethal White, Robert Galbraith

- Troubled Blood, Robert Galbraith

 January - 2

Total to date:  (2 new/0 re-read) 0 *non-fiction

- The Detective's Daughter, Lesley Thomson

The Bourne Identity, Robert Ludlum

Wednesday 31 January 2024

January Books Read

 January - 2

Total to date:  (2 new/0 re-read) 0 *non-fiction

- The Detective's Daughter, Lesley Thomson

The Bourne Identity, Robert Ludlum


Sunday 31 December 2023

December 2023 Reading List

 December - 3

Total to date: 56 (49 new/7 re-read) 20 *non-fiction

- The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, Taylor Jenkins Reid

- *The Architect and His Wife: Biography of an Architect, Jane Ridley

- The Paris Library, Janet Skenlien Charles


 November - 3

Total to date: 53 (47 new/6 re-read) 19 *non-fiction

- *Nella Last's War, Nella Last

- *That Woman: the life of Wallis Simpson, Anne Sebba

- *The Letters of Edwin Lutyens to his Wife, Lady Emily, Clare Percy & Jane Ridley

October - 2

Total to date: 50 (45 new/5 re-read) 16 *non-fiction

- The Dressmakers's Gift, Fiona Valpy

- The Girl in the Spider's Web, David Lagercrantz

September - 3

Total to date: 48 (43 new/5 re-read) 16 *non-fiction

- A Terrible Kindness, Jo Browning-Wroe

The Vanishing Half, Brit Bennett

- *Edwin Lutyens, Mary Lutyens

August - 7

Total to date: 45 (40 new/5 re-read) 15 *non-fiction

- The One Hundred and One Dalmatians, Dodie Smith

Starlight Barking, Dodie Smith

The Ship of Brides, JoJo Moyes

*Donut Economics: Seven ways to think like a 21st-century economist, Kate Raworth

- *Butler to the World: How Britain Helps the World's Worst People Launder Money, Commit Crimes, and Get Away with Anything, Oliver Bullough

*Agatha Christie: A Very Elusive Woman, Lucy Worsley

The Ship of Brides, JoJo Moyes

July - 5

Total to date: 38 (33 new/5 re-read) 12 *non-fiction

- *Newcastle Babies Hospital, Ursula Ridley

- *Black and British, David Olusoga

- *The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times, Michelle Obama

Atlas - The Story of Pa Salt, Lucinda Riley

- *In the Troublesome Times: The Cambo Women's Institute Book of 1922, Rosalie Bosanquet

June - 3

Total to date: 33 (28 new/5 re-read) 8 *non-fiction

- *Fewer, Better Things - The Hidden Wisdom of Objects, Glenn Adamson

The Gallows Pole, Benjamin Myers 

- Nightingale Point, Luan Goldie

May - 4

Total to date: 30 (25 new/5 re-read) 7 *non-fiction

- *Madly, Deeply - The Alan Rickman Diaries, Alan Rickman

- American Dirt, Jeanine Cummins 

- She Goes to War, Edith Pargeter (AKA Ellis Peters)

- Cuddy, Benjamin Myers

 April - 9

Total to date: 26 (21 new/5 re-read) 6 *non-fiction 

- *Spare, Prince Harry

- *what shall i wear? The What, Where, When and How Much of Fashion, Claire McCardell

Pulse, Felix Francis

R is for Ricochet, Sue Grafton

- The Forsaken, Ace Atkins

The Redeemers, Ace Atkins

- Crisis, Felix Francis

- Eligible, Curtis Sittenfeld

- Magpie Murders, Anthony Horowitz

 March - 6

Total to date: 17 (16 new/1 re-read) 4 *non-fiction 

- Broken Places, Ace Atkins

- Lessons in Chemistry, Bonnie Garmus

Bel Canto - a novel, Ann Patchett

- *Thrifty Chic - Interior Style on a Shoestring, Liz Bauwens

- The Paths of the Air, Clare Alys

- The Word is Murder, Anthony Horowitz

February - 5

Total to date: 11 (10 new/1 re-read) 3 *non-fiction 

- Daisy Jones and the Six, Taylor Jenkins Reid

- *Nella Last's Peace, Nella Last

- If Beale Street Could Talk, James Baldwin

- One August Night, Victoria Hislop

- The Ranger, Ace Atkins

January - 6

Total to date: 6 (5 new/1 re-read) 2 *non-fiction

Year of Wonders, Geraldine Brooks

- Snap, Belinda Bauer

- *Bringing France Home, Cheryl MacLachlan

*The Curated Closet, Anuschka Rees

The Witches of Vardo, Anya Bergman

- Miss Kopp's Midnight Confessions, Amy Stewart

 

Friday 1 December 2023

November Reading List

November - 3

Total to date: 51 (46 new/6 re-read) 19 *non-fiction

- *Nella Last's War, Nella Last

- *That Woman: the life of Wallis Simpson, Anne Sebba

- *The Letters of Edwin Lutyens to his Wife, Lady Emily, Clare Percy & Jane Ridley

October - 2

Total to date: 50 (45 new/5 re-read) 16 *non-fiction

- The Dressmakers's Gift, Fiona Valpy

- The Girl in the Spider's Web, David Lagercrantz

September - 3

Total to date: 48 (43 new/5 re-read) 16 *non-fiction

- A Terrible Kindness, Jo Browning-Wroe

The Vanishing Half, Brit Bennett

- *Edwin Lutyens, Mary Lutyens

August - 7

Total to date: 45 (40 new/5 re-read) 15 *non-fiction

- The One Hundred and One Dalmatians, Dodie Smith

Starlight Barking, Dodie Smith

The Ship of Brides, JoJo Moyes

*Donut Economics: Seven ways to think like a 21st-century economist, Kate Raworth

- *Butler to the World: How Britain Helps the World's Worst People Launder Money, Commit Crimes, and Get Away with Anything, Oliver Bullough

*Agatha Christie: A Very Elusive Woman, Lucy Worsley

The Ship of Brides, JoJo Moyes

July - 5

Total to date: 38 (33 new/5 re-read) 12 *non-fiction

- *Newcastle Babies Hospital, Ursula Ridley

- *Black and British, David Olusoga

- *The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times, Michelle Obama

Atlas - The Story of Pa Salt, Lucinda Riley

- *In the Troublesome Times: The Cambo Women's Institute Book of 1922, Rosalie Bosanquet

June - 3

Total to date: 33 (28 new/5 re-read) 8 *non-fiction

- *Fewer, Better Things - The Hidden Wisdom of Objects, Glenn Adamson

The Gallows Pole, Benjamin Myers 

- Nightingale Point, Luan Goldie

May - 4

Total to date: 30 (25 new/5 re-read) 7 *non-fiction

- *Madly, Deeply - The Alan Rickman Diaries, Alan Rickman

- American Dirt, Jeanine Cummins 

- She Goes to War, Edith Pargeter (AKA Ellis Peters)

- Cuddy, Benjamin Myers

 April - 9

Total to date: 26 (21 new/5 re-read) 6 *non-fiction 

- *Spare, Prince Harry

- *what shall i wear? The What, Where, When and How Much of Fashion, Claire McCardell

Pulse, Felix Francis

R is for Ricochet, Sue Grafton

- The Forsaken, Ace Atkins

The Redeemers, Ace Atkins

- Crisis, Felix Francis

- Eligible, Curtis Sittenfeld

- Magpie Murders, Anthony Horowitz

 March - 6

Total to date: 17 (16 new/1 re-read) 4 *non-fiction 

- Broken Places, Ace Atkins

- Lessons in Chemistry, Bonnie Garmus

Bel Canto - a novel, Ann Patchett

- *Thrifty Chic - Interior Style on a Shoestring, Liz Bauwens

- The Paths of the Air, Clare Alys

- The Word is Murder, Anthony Horowitz

February - 5

Total to date: 11 (10 new/1 re-read) 3 *non-fiction 

- Daisy Jones and the Six, Taylor Jenkins Reid

- *Nella Last's Peace, Nella Last

- If Beale Street Could Talk, James Baldwin

- One August Night, Victoria Hislop

- The Ranger, Ace Atkins

January - 6

Total to date: 6 (5 new/1 re-read) 2 *non-fiction

Year of Wonders, Geraldine Brooks

- Snap, Belinda Bauer

- *Bringing France Home, Cheryl MacLachlan

*The Curated Closet, Anuschka Rees

The Witches of Vardo, Anya Bergman

- Miss Kopp's Midnight Confessions, Amy Stewart

 

Wednesday 1 November 2023

October Reading

October - 2

Total to date: 49 (44 new/5 re-read) 16 *non-fiction

- The Dressmakers's Gift, Fiona Valpy

- The Girl in the Spider's Web, David Lagercrantz

September - 3

Total to date: 47 (42 new/5 re-read) 16 *non-fiction

- A Terrible Kindness, Jo Browning-Wroe

The Vanishing Half, Brit Bennett

- *Edwin Lutyens, Mary Lutyens

August - 6

Total to date: 44 (39 new/5 re-read) 15 *non-fiction

- The One Hundred and One Dalmatians, Dodie Smith

Starlight Barking, Dodie Smith

The Ship of Brides, JoJo Moyes

*Donut Economics: Seven ways to think like a 21st-century economist, Kate Raworth

- *Butler to the World: How Britain Helps the World's Worst People Launder Money, Commit Crimes, and Get Away with Anything, Oliver Bullough

*Agatha Christie: A Very Elusive Woman, Lucy Worsley

The Ship of Brides, JoJo Moyes

July - 5

Total to date: 38 (33 new/5 re-read) 12 *non-fiction

- *Newcastle Babies Hospital, Ursula Ridley

- *Black and British, David Olusoga

- *The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times, Michelle Obama

Atlas - The Story of Pa Salt, Lucinda Riley

- *In the Troublesome Times: The Cambo Women's Institute Book of 1922, Rosalie Bosanquet

June - 3

Total to date: 33 (28 new/5 re-read) 8 *non-fiction

- *Fewer, Better Things - The Hidden Wisdom of Objects, Glenn Adamson

The Gallows Pole, Benjamin Myers 

- Nightingale Point, Luan Goldie

May - 4

Total to date: 30 (25 new/5 re-read) 7 *non-fiction

- *Madly, Deeply - The Alan Rickman Diaries, Alan Rickman

- American Dirt, Jeanine Cummins 

- She Goes to War, Edith Pargeter (AKA Ellis Peters)

- Cuddy, Benjamin Myers

 April - 9

Total to date: 26 (21 new/5 re-read) 6 *non-fiction 

- *Spare, Prince Harry

- *what shall i wear? The What, Where, When and How Much of Fashion, Claire McCardell

Pulse, Felix Francis

R is for Ricochet, Sue Grafton

- The Forsaken, Ace Atkins

The Redeemers, Ace Atkins

- Crisis, Felix Francis

- Eligible, Curtis Sittenfeld

- Magpie Murders, Anthony Horowitz

 March - 6

Total to date: 17 (16 new/1 re-read) 4 *non-fiction 

- Broken Places, Ace Atkins

- Lessons in Chemistry, Bonnie Garmus

Bel Canto - a novel, Ann Patchett

- *Thrifty Chic - Interior Style on a Shoestring, Liz Bauwens

- The Paths of the Air, Clare Alys

- The Word is Murder, Anthony Horowitz

February - 5

Total to date: 11 (10 new/1 re-read) 3 *non-fiction 

- Daisy Jones and the Six, Taylor Jenkins Reid

- *Nella Last's Peace, Nella Last

- If Beale Street Could Talk, James Baldwin

- One August Night, Victoria Hislop

- The Ranger, Ace Atkins

January - 6

Total to date: 6 (5 new/1 re-read) 2 *non-fiction

Year of Wonders, Geraldine Brooks

- Snap, Belinda Bauer

- *Bringing France Home, Cheryl MacLachlan

*The Curated Closet, Anuschka Rees

The Witches of Vardo, Anya Bergman

- Miss Kopp's Midnight Confessions, Amy Stewart