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50 Book Challenge 2018 Part Eight

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southeastdweller Wed 17-Oct-18 07:21:09

Welcome to the eighth (and probably final) thread of the 50 Book Challenge for this year.

The challenge is to read fifty books (or more!) in 2018, though reading fifty isn't mandatory. Any type of book can count, it’s not too late to and please try to let us all know your thoughts on what you've read.The lurkers among you are also very welcome to come out of the woodwork and share with us what you've read!

The first thread of the year is here, the second one here, the third one here, the fourth one here, the fifth one here, the sixth one here and the seventh one here.

How have you got on this year?

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CoteDAzur Wed 17-Oct-18 09:28:31

Hi everyone and thanks for the new thread, Southeast. I thought I lost you all blush

Stephen King's Bag of Bones is 99p on the Kindle. Do I want to read it?

ChessieFL Wed 17-Oct-18 09:56:08

Thanks for new thread. Will come back later to bring list over.

TheTurnOfTheScrew Wed 17-Oct-18 10:34:20

Morning all. Thanks as ever South for the new thread.

My reads so far, favourites in bold:

1.The Wicked Boy by Kate Summerscale
2. The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett
3. The Descent of Man by Grayson Perry
4. What A Carve Up! by Jonathan Coe
5. Death in the Clouds but Agatha Christie
6. The Road Home by Rose Tremain
7. 21st Century Yokel by Tom Cox
8. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
9. Murder At The Vicarage by Agatha Christie
10. The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry
11. Bad Science by Ben Goldacre
12. Keep on Keeping On by Alan Bennett
13. A Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon
14. The Witch Finder's Sister by Beth Underdown
15. The Brooklyn Follies by Paul Auster
16. My Cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier
17. The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory
18. Conclave by Robert Harris
19. The Girl on the Landing by Paul Torday
20. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
21. A Very English Scandal by John Preston
22. The Devil in The Marshalsea by Antonia Hodgson.
23. London Under by Peter Ackroyd
24. Five Little Pigs by Agatha Christie
25. Lullaby by Leila Slimani
26. Past Imperfect by Julian Fellowes
27. Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor
28. Left Bank by Kate Muir
29. Hangover Square by Patrick Hamilton
30. Cat Among the Pigeons by Agatha Christie
31. Rotherweird by Andrew Caldecott
32. The Party by Elizabeth Day
33. This Is Going To Hurt by Adam Kay
34. Moving by Jenny Eclair
35. Ragtime by EL Doctorow
36. Less by Andrew Sean Greer
37. The Talented Mr Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
38. Delight by JB Priestley
39. The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole
40. I Remember Nothing by Nora Ephron
41. Heartburn by Nora Ephron
42. Fatherland by Robert Harris
43. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
44. The Dry by Jane Harper

Tarahumara Wed 17-Oct-18 12:54:10

Place marking on new thread - thanks south!

bibliomania Wed 17-Oct-18 13:25:18

....So starting on the new one.

Reading some crime fiction set in the Faroes: The blood strand by Chris Ould. So if you liked the Shetland series and want to go further north...I'm interested in the setting (always wanted to visit the Faroes) but I'm struggling a bit to get into it. The writing isn't quite doing it for me. Anyway, I'll keep going for a bit.

YesILikeItToo Wed 17-Oct-18 13:41:38

I’ve got on great South, no doubt down to the benign influence of these threads. I’ve read 35 books and I’ve started reading books on my phone instead of playing tappy games.

I’ve got two on the go just now - The Overstory from the Booker shortlist, which is starting with a series of compelling vignettes to introduce the characters. (I’m assuming that’s what’s happening - although the lesson of Reservoir 13 is to assume nothing, maybe it’ll just random on like this for the entire volume...) and also The Seige of Krishnapur which had reached a critical mass of recommendations and so is now on my phone. It also starts strongly - the first sign of trouble at Krishnapur came with a mysterious distribution of chapatis. Who couldn’t read on?

whippetwoman Wed 17-Oct-18 13:55:12

Thanks for the new shiny thread south.

Now someone tell me if I want to persist with Manhattan Beach as I've only read 50 pages in 3 days and have absolutely zero inclination to pick it up? I've spent what seems to be hours on social media avoiding it. I even started watching Riverdale with my eldest to avoid it. I seem to have fallen into a reading rut and am now completely stuck.

Also, why do people keep writing such long novels? I pick some books up and feel like i just can't be bothered. So many words, so little time. Write shorter books people and do us all a favour.


StitchesInTime Wed 17-Oct-18 14:03:17

Checking in and thanks for the new thread southeast.

Cote I read Bag of Bones years ago and it’s not one of King’s better books IMO. It’s not terrible but I wouldn’t really recommend putting it near the top of any reading list.

Welshwabbit Wed 17-Oct-18 14:10:51

whippetwoman you want to be reading some Muriel Spark. Lovely short books with not a word wasted.

whippetwoman Wed 17-Oct-18 15:06:02

Thanks for that Welsh. Off in search of some Muriel Spark RIGHT NOW!

SatsukiKusakabe Wed 17-Oct-18 15:12:21

Hello, thanks and checking in smile

whippet Manhattan Beach went back to the library unfinished for me.

Agree about the long books. There are so many that I think 700 pages? you’re not Tolstoy pal. I love a long book if it’s worthy of the extra space but so many don’t really have enough to say.

Annandale Wed 17-Oct-18 15:14:30

31. Murder Must Advertise by Dorothy Sayers. I don't usually count rereads because i usually only read my favourite parts, but i suggested this for book club so read it properly. I love the way that Dorothy Sayers barely bothers getting the murder plot to make sense, to the point of getting the murderer to list some of the main plot holes in their final speech, but instead crafts vivid pastiches of 30s advertising campaigns and set piece scenes of office life. I first read it around the time i had my first office job and it made me laugh so much.

IdblowJonSnow Wed 17-Oct-18 15:32:39

I've recently discovered Hilary mantel and can very much recommend 'Beyond Black', although it's very dark, be warned. But excellent nonetheless. Also Pat Barker's 'Silence of the Girls' was a brilliant, tense read.

SatsukiKusakabe Wed 17-Oct-18 15:33:29

1. I Love Dick by Chris Kraus
2. The Bees by Carol Ann Duffy
3.Game of Thrones 1 by George R R Martin
4. The Nix by Nathan Hill
5. This Thing of Darkness by Harry Thompson
6. Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
7. Mariana by Monica Dickens
8. Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
9. A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
10. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
11. You Play The Girl by Carina Chocano
12. Heartstone by CJ Sansom
13. Life Moves Pretty Fast by Hadley Freeman
14. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson
15. The Happy Prisoner by Monica Dickens
16. The Wild Other by Clover Stroud
17. My Favourite Thing Is Monsters by Emil Ferris
18. Enigma by Robert Harris
19. I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron
20. The Portable Veblen by Elizabeth McKenzie
21. Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood
22. You Think It I’ll Say It by Curtis Sittenfeld
23. The Only Story by Julian Barnes
24. The Guns of Navarone by Alistair MacClean
25. Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
26. Crooked Heart by Alissa Evans
27. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
28. The Soul of an Octopus by Anne Someone
29. The Chrysalids by John Wyndham
30. Days Without End by Sebastian Barry
31. The Rotter’s Club by Jonathan Coe
32. The Closed Circle by Jonathan Coe
33. The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
34. Circe by Madeleine Miller
35. The Song of Achilles by Madeleine Miller
36. Snow Country by Yasunari Kawabata
37. Things I don’t Want to Know by Deborah Levy
38. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling
39. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling (rereads with ds)
40. How to Break Up With Your Phone
41. The Mother of All Jobs by Christine Armstrong

nowanearlyNicemum Wed 17-Oct-18 15:44:59

Hello new thread!
Unlikely to hit 50 books by the end of December but have read considerably more this year than in the past few years so am delighted with that. Changing habits - Out with the rubbish telly and in with a good (most of the time!) book

1. Birdcage Walk - Helen Dunmore
2. Wonder - RJ Palacio
3. Why Mummy Drinks - Gill Sims
4. The Trouble with Goats and Sheep - Joanna Cannon
5. The Rosie Effect – Graeme Simpson
6. The secret life of bees – Sue Monk Kidd
7. The Cupboard - Rose Tremain
8. History of Love - Nicole Krauss
9. Two by two – Nicholas Sparks
10. Educated – Tara Westover
11. Any Human Heart - William Boyd
12. The boy in the Striped Pyjamas – John Boyne
13. Lion: A long way home – Saroo Brierley
14. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society – Mary Anne-Shaffer & Annie Barrows
15. On Green Dolphin Street – Sebastian Faulks
16. A Patchwork Planet – Anne Tyler
17. The Heart’s Invisible Furies – John Boyne
18. The Endless Beach – Jenny Colgan
19. A Very Distant Shore – Jenny Colgan
20. Tin Man – Sarah Winman
21. The Talisman Ring – Georgette Heyer
22. An Equal Stillness – Francesca Kay
23. Spectacles – Sue Perkins
24. Then she was gone – Lisa Jewell
25. Dimanches d’août – Patrick Modiano
26. The Sea Lady – Margaret Drabble
27. Little Fires Everywhere – Celeste Ng
28. Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine – Gail Honeyman
29. The Snow Goose & The Small Miracle – Paul Gallico
30. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen – Paul Torday
31. The Outsiders – E H Hinton
32. The Red Tent – Anita Diamant
33. Faro’s Daughter – Georgette Heyer
34. The Pearl – John Steinbeck
35. Everything I never told you – Celeste Ng

Two books on the go at the moment: Ordinary Thunderstorms by William Boyd and Les Fourberies de Scapin by Molière. Both in early stages.

Medianoche Wed 17-Oct-18 15:55:48

Crawling out of lurkdom to say hello. It’s really interesting looking through all of your lists. I’m up to 67ish for this year, which is more than I’d normally manage, but probably more than half are children’s books. I’ll post a full list if I get a long enough gap in the chaos at home.

Sadik Wed 17-Oct-18 16:41:33

Just checking in with the new thread. Life has been a bit busy lately to get much reading done, but hoping that will change as autumn draws in. I've got a couple of interesting looking books from my birthday, but want to save them until I've got a chunk of time.

In the meantime I've started An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green (brother of the more famous John Green /The Fault In Our Stars) passed to me by dd.

She tells me it's not YA, but instead New Adult which is a new one on me, but in any event it looks to be soft easy-read sci fi, which will do me nicely just now.

BestIsWest Wed 17-Oct-18 17:31:52

Thanks Southeast

Medianoche Wed 17-Oct-18 18:04:15

Here goes:
1. Toto - Michael Morpugo
2. El Laberinto de los Espiritos - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
3. 101 Dalmations - Dodie Smith
4. The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tyler - Gene Kemp
5. Oliver and the Seawigs - Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre
6. Persuasion - Jane Austen
7. The Lark - Edith Nesbit
8. What Could Possibly Go Wrong - Jodi Taylor
9. George’s Marvellous Medicine - Roald Dahl
10. Pugs of the Frozen North - Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre
11. The Phantom Tollbooth - Norton Juster
12. Women and Power - Mary Beard
13. Cakes in Space - Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre
14. Fortunately, the Milk - Neil Gaiman
15. A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L’Engle
16. Their Finest Hour and a Half - Lissa Evans
17. The Book of Bright Ideas - Sandra King
18. Return of the Railway Children - Lou Kuenzler
19. Running on the Roof of the World - Jess Butterworth
20. Tales of the City - Armistead Maupin
21. The Hope Family Calendar - Mike Gayle
22. Pugs of the Frozen North (again)
23. The Element - Ken Robinson
24. It was a Dark and Stormy Night - Janet and Allan Ahlberg
25. Mortal Engines - Philip Reeve
26. Iron Man - Ted Hughes
27. Painting out the Stars - Mal Peet and Elspeth Graham
28. Friendly Matches - Allan Ahlberg
29. Alex Sparrow and the Big Stink - Jennifer Killick
30. Lies, Damned Lies and History - Jodi Taylor
31. Alex Sparrow and the Furry Fury - Jennifer Killick
32. Ottoline and the Yellow Cat - Chris Riddell
33. And the Rest is History - Jodi Taylor
34. Gaslight - Eloise Williams
35. Where the World Ends - Geraldine McCaughrean
36. No Such Thing as Dragons - Philip Reeve
37. Iron Woman - Ted Hughes
38. Nothing to See Here Hotel - Steven Butler and Steven Lenton
39. Notes on a Nervous Planet - Matt Haig
40. A Place Called Perfect - Helena Duggan
41. Goodnight Mr Tom - Michelle Magorian
42. Black Widow - Christopher Brookmyre
43. Clever Polly and the Stupid Wolf - Catherine Storr
44. Polly and the Wolf Again - Catherine Storr
45. Tom’s Midnight Garden - Philippa Pearce
46. The Hodgeheg - Dick King-Smith
47. Tilly and the Time Machine - Adrian Edmonson
48. The Man I Think I Know - Mike Gayle
49. Tales of Polly and the Hungry Wolf - Catherine Storr
50. More Stories of Clever Polly and the Wolf - Catherine Storr
51. The Snow Spider - Jenny Nimmo
52. The Legend of Kevin - Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre
53. Varjak Paw - S. F. Said
54. Secrets of a Sun King - Emma Carroll
55. The Creakers - Tom Fletcher
56. Dotty Detective Super Agent - Clara Vulliamy
57. Fortunately, the Milk (again)
58. Art Matters - Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell
59. Pages & Co: Tilly and the Bookwanderers - Anna James
60. Woman on the Edge of Time - Marge Piercy
61. Coraline - Neil Gaiman
62. The Giraffe, the Pelly and Me - Roald Dahl
63. Armistice Runner - Tom Palmer
64. Poems to Live Your Life By - Chris Riddell
65. The Lost Magician - Piers Torday
66. The Outlaw Varjak Paw - S. F. Said
67. Wed Wabbit - Lissa Evans

The duplicates are where I’ve read things once, then read them aloud to the children later on. Probably wouldn’t have listed them twice here, but if I change the numbering of the list I’ve got written down, I’ll be lost forever.

PepeLePew Wed 17-Oct-18 18:17:32

Did we fill the last thread, and is it safe to post here now? grin

I’m going to attribute the fact I’ve already read nearly twice as many books already in 2018 as I did last year to this thread, which seems to generate some kind of accountability. It may also have to do with not reading War and Peace too, plus a few more than usual terrible thrillers. Stand outs are Circe and Swan Song for just being excellent, well written, absorbing stories, but looking back there have been very few shockers. There’s less non fiction than usual, so I’m going to browse these threads for recommendations - at some point over the long hot summer I decided a cottage in Wales would be a good place to spend half term. The DCs are currently stomping round shouting that they’ve read all their books and we need to divert via the library on Saturday morning or everything will be terrible (one of them got hold of the TripAdvisor listing for the place we are staying and discovered the WiFi signal is iffy, hence the panic).

1 A Life of My Own by Claire Tomalin
2 Exquisite by Sarah Stovell
3 The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond
4 Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
5 One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
6 How to Read a Novel by John Sutherland
7 The Nix by Nathan Hill
8. On Writing by Stephen King
9. Hot Milk by Deborah Levy
10 The Vanity Fair Diaries by Tina Brown
11 A River in Darkness by Masaji Ishikawa
12 Just What Kind of Mother Are You? by Paula Daly
13 Commonwealth by Ann Patchett.
14 The Shining by Site King
15 The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene
16 How to talk so teens listen and listen so teens talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlisch
17 Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
18 Mythos by Stephen Fry
19 Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie
20 Endurance by Alfred Lansing
21 Quantum Mechanics by Jim Al-Khalili
22 Night Waking by Sarah Moss
23 A Woman’s Work by Harriet Harman
24 Hiroshima by John Hersey
25 The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell
26 The Novel Cure by Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkin
27 Behind Closed Doors by BA Paris
28 Eve Was Framed by Helena Kennedy
29 Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
30 a very dull but quite useful work related book.
31 The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
32 Mothering Sunday by Graham Swift
33 Women and Power by Mary Beard
34 Vital Conversations by Alec Grimsley
35 You Don't Know Me by Imran Mahmood
36 Wasp Factory by Iain Banks
37 Map Addict by Mike Parkes
38 The Weight of Numbers by Simon Ing
39 Educated by Tara Westover
40 How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather
41 Bookworm by Lucy Mangan
42 The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
43 Fermat's Last Theorem by Simon Singh
44 Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
45 Eat Up by Ruby Tandoh
46 Little Fires Everywhere by Cecile Ng
47 The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy
48 Mindset by Carol Dweck
49 East of Eden by John Steinbeck
50 Happiness for Humans by PZ Reizin
51 Who by Geoff Smart
52 Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People about Race by Renni Eddo-Lodge
53 Strangers Drowning by Larissa Macfarquhar
54 The Private Lives of the Tudors by Tracy Borman
55 Gone by Min Kym
56 The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel
57 I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
58 Friend Request by Laura Marshall
59 Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
60 The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer
61 Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann
62 A Constant Princess by Phillipa Gregory
63 The Only Story by Julian Barnes
64 Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
65 Insomnia by Stephen King
66 Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
67 American Gods by Neil Gaiman
68 World War Z by Max Brooks
69 From Russia, With Love by Ian Flemingn
70 In the Days of Rain by Rebecca Stott
71 The Secret Barrister by the Secret Barrister
72 Josser by Nell Stroud
73 Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King
74 The End of Eddy by Édouard Louis
75 Palace Pier by Keith Waterhouse
76 The Chrysalids by John Wyndham
77 How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
78 Behind her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough
79 The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli
80 A Very English Scandal by John Preston
81 Circe by Madeleine Miller
82 House of Names by Colm Toibin
83 The Wild Other by Clover Stroud
84 The Anna Karenina Fix by Viv Groskop
85 This Is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay
86 Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
87 Moondust by Andrew Smith
88 Hearts in Atlantis by Stephen King
89 All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
90 Standard Deviation by Katherine Heiny
91 The Hours Before Dawn by Celia Fremlin
92 The Cows by Dawn Porter
93 The Lido by Libby Paige
94 Tell Me How It Ends by Valerie Luiselli
95 Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
96 The House Next Door by Anne Rivers Siddons
97 How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran
98 The Woman in the Window by AJ Finn
99 The Course of Love by Alain De Botton
100 The Dark Net by Jamie Bartlett
101 Longbourn by Jo Baker
102 Bird Box by Josh Malerman
103 One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
104 From Source to Sea by Tom Chesshyre
105 Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
106 Swan Song by Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott
107 The Idiot by Elif Batuman
108 The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin

109 Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor
Beautiful and unusual story of 13 years in a village after a girl goes missing. I loved this once I realised it really wasn’t the book you think it is going to be. I thought the way he drew together the threads of the human stories - mostly uneventful and unremarkable - with the cycles of nature was very well done and the writing style was an absolute joy. I’m really glad I found time for this.

ChillieJeanie Wed 17-Oct-18 18:36:06

My latest read is:
81. Robert Harris - Munich

A fictionalised account of the meeting at which the British and the French agreed a means of Hitler taking over the Sudetenland in an ultimately vain attempt to prevent war. The events are seen through the eyes of two young men who had been friends at Oxford, one English, one German, travelling with their respective leaders. Good story - the sense of threat and fear that comes across from the German side of the tale is subtle and well done, while the futility from the British side is always battling with the forlorn hope that it will all be okay in the end.

My list is:
1. Stephanie Garber - Caraval
2. Jo Nesbo - The Thirst
3. Mercedes Lackey - Magic’s Pawn
4. Mercedes Lackey - Magic’s Promise
5. Mercedes Lackey - Magic’s Price
6. Neil Gaiman - Norse Mythology
7. Lee Child - No Middle Name
8. Sue Lloyd-Roberts - The War on Women
9. Genevieve Cogman - The Lost Plot
10. Iain Banks - The Wasp Factory
11. Mercedes Lackey - Arrows of the Queen
12. Mercedes Lackey - Arrow’s Flight
13. Mercedes Lackey - Arrow’s Fall
14. Lucinda Riley - The Shadow Sister
15. Susan Hill - The Travelling Bag
16. Charlaine Harris - Midnight Crossroad
17. Trudi Canavan - Thief’s Magic
18. Sarah Bakewell - At the Existentialist Café
19. Ernest Cline - Ready Player One
20. Virginia Woolf - Orlando
21. Jordan B. Peterson - 12 Rules for Life
22. Mary Beard - Women & Power A Manifesto
23. Laini Taylor - Dreams of Gods and Monsters
24. Sergei Lukyanenko - The Sixth Watch
25. Cordelia Fine - Delusions of Gender
26. Natasha Pulley - The Watchmaker of Filigree Street
27. Ben Aaronovitch - The Furthest Station
28. Val McDermid - Insidious Intent
29. Oscar de Muriel - A Mask of Shadows
30. Andrew Taylor - The Ashes of London
31. Andrew Caldecott - Rotherweird
32. Ali Shaw - The Trees
33. David Lagercrantz - The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye
34. Lee Child - The Midnight Line
35. Hannah Kent - The Good People
36. Kelley Armstrong - Dime Store Magic
37. Kelley Armstrong - Industrial Magic
38. Tom Holland - In the Shadow of the Sword
39. Naomi Novik - Crucible of Gold
40. Naomi Novik - Blood of Tyrants
41. Naomi Novik - League of Dragons
42. Jean M. Auel - The Clan of the Cave Bear
43. Alex Grecian - Lost and Gone Forever
44. JD Oswald - Dreamwalker
45. John Le Carré – A Legacy of Spies
46. JD Oswald - The Rose Cord
47. VE Schwab - A Gathering of Shadows
48. Kim Newman - Angels of Music
49. Tom Holland - Athelstan: The Making of England
50. George Mann - Ghosts of Empire
51. Albert Camus - The Myth of Sisyphus
52. Kim Harrison - The Turn
53. Robert Harris - Conclave
54. Alan Garner - Boneland
55. Ragnar Jónasson - The Darkness
56. Max Adams - Ælfred’s Britain
57. Benedict Jacka - Marked
58. Carolyne Larrington - The Land of the Green Man
59. Edward de Bono - How to Have a Beautiful Mind
60. Kim Newman - Anno Dracula: One Thousand Monsters
61. Charlaine Harris - Sweet and Deadly
62. Sarah Hawkswood - Ordeal By Fire
63. Attica Locke - Bluebird, Bluebird
64. VE Schwab - A Conjuring of Light
65. Pierce Brown - Iron Gold
66. Evelyn Waugh - Scoop
67. Stephen Fry - Mythos
68. Lucinda Riley - The Love Letter
69. Terry Pratchett - Making Money
70. JK Rowling - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
71. Oscar Wilde - The Picture of Dorian Gray
72. Susan Hill - The Small Hand
73. Susan Hill - Dolly
74. Mark A. Latham - A Betrayal in Blood
75. Wilkie Collins - Miss or Mrs? / The Haunted Hotel / The Guilty River
76. Robin Lane Fox - Pagans and Christians
77. Daniel O’Malley - The Rook
78. JD Oswald - The Golden Cage
79. Joanne M Harris - The Testament of Loki
80. Laura Purcell - The Silent Companions

SatsukiKusakabe Wed 17-Oct-18 18:36:17

pepe yes biblio took thread filling duties very seriously halo

I’m nearly at the top of the list for Swan Song looking forward to it as I also enjoyed Circe

Matilda2013 Wed 17-Oct-18 18:53:04

1. Sisters and Lies - Bernice Barrington
2. Her Husband’s Secret - Janice Frost
3. Mount! - Jilly Cooper
4. They All Fall Down - Tammy Cohen
5. The Word Game - Steena Holmes
6. The Good Widow - Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke
7. Mummy’s Favourite - Sarah Flint
8. The Paper Year - Avery Aster
9. Gone - TJ Brearton
10. My Sister’s Grave - Robert Dugoni
11. Carrie - Stephen King
12. Based on a True Story - Delphine de Vigan
13. Every Last Lie - Mary Kubica
14. The Darkness Within - Lisa Stone
15. Anatomy of a Scandal - Sarah Vaughan
16. The Trap - Melanie Raabe
17. Flawed - Cecelia Ahern
18. Bring Me Back - BA Paris
19. Perfect - Cecelia Ahern
20. The Roanoke Girls - Amy Engel
21. He Said/She Said - Erin Kelly
22. 3,096 Days - Natascha Kampusch
23. Diamonds - K A Linde
24. First One Missing - Tammy Cohen
25. Lullaby - Leila Slimani
26. Just What Kind of Mother Are You - Paula Daly
27. Elizabeth is Missing - Emma Healey
28. The Fear - C L Taylor
29. My (not so) Perfect Life - Sophie Kinsella
30. The Roses of May - Dot Hutchison
31. The Serial Killer’s Daughter - Lesley Welsh
32. Then She Was Gone - Lisa Jewell
33. Never Let You Go - Chevy Stevens
34. The Mistress’s Revenge - Tamar Cohen
35. Don’t Close Your Eyes - Holly Sedden
36. Thirteen - Steve Cavanagh
37. No-one Ever Has Sex in the Suburbs - Tracy Bloom
38. The Idea of Him - Holly Peterson
39. Good Me Bad Me - Ali Land
40. The Trophy Child - Paula Daly
41. Watching You - Lisa Jewell
42. The Girl I Used To Be - Mary Torjussen
43. Clean - Juno Dawson
44. Open Your Eyes - Paula Daly
45. The Hate U Give - Angie Thomas
46. I See You - Clare MacKintosh
47. This is Going to Hurt - Adam Kay
48. Let Me Lie - Clare MacKintosh
49. Little Fires Everywhere - Celeste Ng
50. Lethal White - Robert Galbraith
51. One Little Lie - Sam Carrington

Currently reading 52. The Break - Marian Keyes

Wildernesstips Wed 17-Oct-18 19:14:24

22 Conversations With Friends - Sally Rooney

An odd story, which I did enjoy but I'm not really sure why! The characters aren't that likeable and it seems to be a massive tussle between the on again off again relationships of Frances, Bobbi, Melissa and Nick.

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