2014/2015 Archive

Read in 2014

Rereads are in italics. Strong recommendations are in bold.
January

  1. Divergent – Veronica Roth
  2. The Secret History – Donna Tartt
  3. The Fall of Hyperion – Dan Simmons
  4. Insurgent – Veronica Roth
  5. Lord of the Flies – William Golding
  6. The Giver – Lois Lowry
  7. 11/22/63 – Stephen King
  8. How to Save a Life – Sara Zarr
  9. Animal Farm – George Orwell
  10. The Lightning Thief – Rick Riordan
  11. Theo’s Odyssey – Catherine Clement

February

  1. The Fault in our Stars – John Green
  2. To the Lighthouse – Virginia Woolf
  3. Behind the Scenes at the Museum – Kate Atkinson
  4. Delirium – Lauren Oliver
  5. Allegiant – Veronica Roth
  6. The Husband’s Secret – Liane Moriarty
  7. The Player of Games – Iain M. Banks
  8. Judith Kerr’s Creatures – Judith Kerr

March

  1. The Cuckoo’s Calling – Roberth Galbraith
  2. The Color Purple – Alice Walker
  3. South Riding – Winifred Holtby
  4. Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
  5. Sense and Sensibility – Joanna Trollope
  6. Flat-Out Love – Jessica Park
  7. Different Seasons – Stephen King
  8. The Long Earth – Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter
  9. Flowers for Algernon – Daniel Keyes
  10. The Road- Cormac McCarthy

April

  1. A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess
  2. Counting to D – Kate Scott
  3. Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock – Matthew Quick
  4. Let’s Pretend this Never Happened – Jenny Lawson
  5. Girlfriend in a Coma – Douglas Copeland
  6. Howards End – EM Forster
  7. The Rosie Project – Graeme Simision

May

  1. One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  2. Anna and the French Kiss – Stephanie Perkins
  3. I Shall Wear Midnight – Terry Pratchett
  4. Them: Adventures with Extremists – Jon Ronson
  5. We Were Liars – E. Lockhart
  6. Lirael – Garth Nix
  7. Abhorsen – Garth Nix
  8. The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
  9. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay – Michael Chabon
  10. When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit – Judith Kerr
  11. The Shock of the Fall – Nathan Filer
  12. Georgiana Darcy’s Diary – Anna Elliot

June

  1. Rebel Angels – Libba Bray
  2. Catching Fire – Suzanne Collins
  3. Mockingjay – Suzanne Collins
  4. Under the Banner of Heaven – Jon Krakauer
  5. Escape – Carolyn Jessop
  6. Looking for Alaska – John Green
  7. It’s Kind of a Funny Story – Ned Vizzini
  8. Days of Blood and Starlight – Laini Taylor
  9. Dreams of Gods and Monsters – Laini Taylor
  10.  Let it Snow – Maureen Johnson; John Green; Lauren Myracle
  11.  Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier

July

  1. Peter Pan – JM Barrie
  2. The Golden Notebook – Doris Lessing
  3. The Moonstone – Wilkie Collins
  4. I Am Legend – Richard Matheson
  5. The Shining Girls – Lauren Beukes
  6. Beauty Queens – Libba Bray
  7. Buddha Da – Anne Donovan
  8. Sarah’s Key – Tatiana de Rosnay
  9. The Casual Vacancy – JK Rowling
  10.  If I Stay – Gayle Foreman
  11. Columbine – Dave Cullen
  12. Gentlemen and Players – Joanne Harris

August

  1. A Short History of Tractors in Ukranian – Maria Lewycka
  2. John Dies at the End – David Wong
  3. Oryx and Crake – Margaret Atwood
  4. When You Reach Me – Rebecca Stead

September

  1. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
  2. The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared – Jonas Jonasson
  3. Isla and the Happily Ever After – Stephanie Perkins
  4. The Knife of Never Letting Go – Patrick Ness
  5. Siddartha – Herman Hesse
  6. The Quarry – Iain Banks
  7. Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen
  8. The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet – Bernie Su/Kate Rorick
  9. The Stand – Stephen King
  10. The Metamorphosis – Franz Kafka
  11.  Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? – Mindy Kaling
  12.  Midnight Riot – Ben Aaronovitch

October

  1. A Streetcar Named Desire – Tennessee Williams
  2. Winger – Andrew Smith
  3. Daddy-Long-Legs – Jean Webster
  4. The Silkworm – Robert Galbraith
  5. Castle in the Air – Diana Wynne Jones
  6. Sons and Lovers – DH Lawrence
  7. The Maze Runner – James Dashner
  8. Sharp Objects – Gillian Flynn

November

  1. If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler – Italo Calvino
  2. The 5th Wave – Rick Yancey
  3. Northanger Abbey – Val McDermid
  4. The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde
  5. The Forever War – Joe Haldeman
  6. A Complicated Kindness – Miriam Toews
  7. Gone – Michael Grant

December

  1. Labyrinths – Jorge Luis Borges
  2. My True Love Gave to Me – Stephanie Perkins (ed.) et al
  3. The Manchurian Candidate – Richard Condon
  4. Poison Study – Maria V. Snyder
  5. Where She Went – Gayle Forman
  6. Landline – Rainbow Rowell

Read in 2015

Rereads are in italics. Strong recommendations are in bold.

January

  1. Unseen Academicals – Terry Pratchett – finished 3/1/15
  2. Titus Groan – Mervyn Peake – finished 9/1/15
  3. Emma – Jane Austen – finished 23/1/15
  4. Emma – Alexander McCall Smith – finished 25/1/15
  5. All the Bright Places – Jennifer Niven – finished 26/1/15
  6. Anne of Green Gables LM Montgomery – finished 27/1/15
  7. Anne of Avonlea – LM Montgomery – finished 28/1/15
  8. The Diamond as Big as the Ritz and Other Stories – F. Scott Fitzgerald – finished 29/1/15
  9. Anne of the Island – LM Montgomery – finished 30/1/15
  10. The Sky is Everywhere – finished 31/1/15

February

  1. Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe – Jenny Colgan – finished 2/2/15
  2. Gormenghast – Mervyn Peake – finished 5/2/15
  3. The Spectacular Now – Tim Tharp – finished 20/2/15
  4. I Capture the Castle – Dodie Smith – finished 25/2/15
  5. The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden – finished 28/2/15

March

  1. Breakfast of Champions – Kurt Vonnegut Jr – finished 3/3/15
  2. The Universe versus Alex Woods – Gavin Extence – finished 7/3/15
  3. Blood Meridian – Cormac McCarthy – finished 10/3/15
  4. About a Boy – Nick Hornby – finished 10/3/15
  5. Dark Places – Gillian Flynn – finished 11/13/15
  6. Bright Young Things – Scarlett Thomas – finished 15/3/15
  7. Tampa – Alissa Nutting – finished 18/3/15
  8. Since You’ve Been Gone – Morgan Matson – 22/3/15
  9. Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour – Morgan Matson – 23/3/15
  10. Second Chance Summer – 24/3/15
  11. Lord of Light – Roger Zelazny – 28/3/15
  12. The Reformed Vampire Support Group – 31/3/15

April

  1. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen – Paul Torday – finished 2/4/15
  2. Fugitive Pieces – Anne Michaels – finished 7/4/15
  3. North and South – Elizabeth Gaskell – finished 10/4/15
  4. Disgrace – JM Coetzee – finished 11/4/15
  5. East of Eden – John Steinbeck – finished 15/4/15
  6. What Alice Forgot – Liane Moriarty – finished 18/4/15
  7. A Tale for the Time Being – Ruth Ozeki – finished 19/4/15
  8. The Secret Agent – Joseph Conrad – finished 22/4/15
  9. The New York Trilogy – Paul Auster – finished 26/4/15
  10. Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert – finished 29/4/15

May

  1. The Gone-Away World – Nick Harkaway – finished 4/5/15
  2. Dubliners – James Joyce – finished 5/5/15
  3. Lies We Tell Ourselves – Robin Talley – finished 6/5/15
  4. The Castle – Franz Kafka – finished 12/5/15
  5. Middlemarch – George Eliot – finished 21/5/15
  6. Rooftoppers – Katherine Rundell – finished 24/5/15
  7. The Wrong Boy – Willy Russell – finished 24/5/15
  8. Some Kind of Fairytale – Graham Joyce – finished 26/5/15
  9. The Miseducation of Cameron Post – finished 26/5/15
  10. The Illustrated Man – Ray Bradbury – finished 27/5/15
  11. The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett – finished 28/5/15
  12. White Noise – Don Delillo – finished 31/5/15

June

  1. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen – finished 2/6/15
  2. Death Comes to Pemberley – PD James – finished 4/6/15
  3. Tiny Beautiful Things – Cheryl Strayed – finished 10/6/15
  4. Longbourn – Jo Baker – finished 8/6/15
  5. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl – Jesse Andrew – finished 15/6/15
  6. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner – James Hogg – finished 15/6/15
  7. Dare Me – Megan Abbott – finished 18/6/15
  8. The Distance Between Us – Kasie West – finished 20/6/15
  9. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves – Karen Joy Fowler – finished 22/6/15
  10. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao – Junot Diaz – finished 22/6/15
  11. The Testament of Gideon Mack – James Robertson – finished 24/6/15
  12. The Complete Maus – Art Spiegelman – finished 27/6/15
  13. The Golem and the Djinni – Helene Wecker – 30/6/15
  14. The Girl on the Train – Paula Hawkins – 30/6/15

July

  1. The Psychopath Test – Jon Ronson – finished 2/7/15
  2. The Ocean at the End of the Lane – Neil Gaiman – finished 7/7/15
  3. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle – Haruki Murakami – finished 9/7/15
  4. Big Fish – Daniel Wallace – finished 9/7/15
  5. The Body Electric – Beth Revis – finished 13/7/15
  6. Golden Boy – Abigail Tarttelin – finished 13/7/15
  7. The Stars My Destination – Alfred Bester – finished 14/7/15
  8. Go Set a Watchmant – Harper Lee – finished 16/7/15

August

  1. The Silver Darlings – Neil M. Gunn – finished 19/8/15
  2. Going Out – Scarlett Thomas – finished 23/8/15
  3. The Cider House Rules – John Irving – finished 4/9/15
  4. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Six Other Stories – F. Scott Fitzgerald – finished 5/9/15
  5. The Duchess War – Courtney Milan – finished 8/9/15
  6. In the Woods – Tana French – finished 15/9/15
  7. The Manifesto on How to be Interesting – Holly Bourne – finished 15/9/15
  8. Am I Normal Yet? – Holly Bourne – finished 15/9/15
  9. Love Letters to the Dead – Ava Dellaira – finished 17/9/15
  10. Tam Lin – Pamela Dean – finished 18/9/15
  11. The Likeness – Tana French – finished 20/9/15
  12. Faithful Place – Tana French – finished 21/9/15
  13. Broken Harbour – Tana French – finished 23/9/15
  14. The Secret Place – Tana French – finished 24/9/15
  15. The Martian – Andy Weir – finished 29/9/15
  16. Do No Harm – Henry Marsh – finished 30/9/15

October

  1. How I Live Now – Meg Rosoff – finished 1/10/15
  2. Ten Things We Did – Sarah Mlynowski – finished 2/10/15
  3. Side Effects May Vary – Julie Murphy – finished 4/10/15
  4. Kraken – China Mieville – finished 8/10/15
  5. Severed Heads, Broken Hearts – Robyn Schneider – finished 10/10/15
  6. Carry On – Rainbow Rowell – finished 12/10/15
  7. Shutting Out the Sun – Michael Zielenziger – finished 17/10/15
  8. I’ll Give You the Sun – Jandy Nelson – finished 18/10/15
  9. A Woman in Berlin – Marta Hillers – finished 20/10/15
  10. Word Play – Gyles Brandreth – finished 23/10/15
  11. Solitaire – Alice Oseman – finished 26/10/15
  12. Career of Evil – Robert Galbraith – finished 26/10/15
  13. High Fidelity – Nick Hornby – finished 28/10/15
  14. The Phantom Tollbooth – Norton Juster – finished 29/10/15
  15. The Cone Gatherers – Robin Jenkins – finished 30/10/15

November

  1. The Age of Innocence – Edith Wharton – finished 2/11/15
  2. Station Eleven – Emily St John Mandel – finished 5/11/15
  3. Tell the Wolves I’m Home – finished 6/11/15
  4. Bird Box – Josh Malerman – finished 9/11/15
  5. Little Black Lies – Sharon Bolton – finished 10/11/15
  6. Foucault’s Pendulum – Umberto Eco – finished 10/11/15
  7. Special Topics in Calamity Physics – Marisha Pessl – finished 13/11/15
  8. The Glass Menagerie – Tennessee Williams – finished 14/11/15
  9. How to be Both – Ali Smith – finished 16/11/15
  10. Finding Audrey – Sophie Kinsella – finished 17/11/15
  11. Being Emily – Anne Donovan – finished 19/11/15
  12. Dear Life – Alice Munro – finished 19/11/15
  13. The Brief History of the Dead – Kevin Brockmeier – finished 21/11/15
  14. Sweet Bird of Youth – Tennessee Williams – finished 22/11/15
  15. Doctor Zhivago – Boris Pasternak – finished 30/11/15

December

  1. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood – finished 2/12/15
  2. The Grownup – Gillian Flynn – finished 3/12/15
  3. The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt – currently reading

Books I Couldn’t Finish (sorry if one of these is a favourite of yours!)

  1. Everything is Illuminated – Jonathan Safran Foer – started February
  2. The Grand Sophy – Georgette Heyer – started February
  3. Love, Rosie – Cecelia Ahern – started March
  4. Perfume – Patrick Susskind – started April
  5. Prince Ombra – Roderick Macleish – started April
  6. Oscar and Lucinda – Peter Carey
  7. American Psycho – Brett Easton Ellis
  8. Freedom – Jonathan Franzen
  9. The Crying of Lot 49 – Thomas Pynchon (I might come back to this)
  10. The Witches of Eastwick – John Updike

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