Sunday, February 28, 2010

List of Books To Be Read...


The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson
Not the End of the World by Kate Atkinson
One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson
When Will There Be Good News? by Kate Atkinson
Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and somebody else
Leviathan by Paul Auster
Moon Palace by Paul Auster


The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
Rebecca's Tale by Sally Beauman
People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
The Master and the Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
A Clockwork Orange by Melvin Burgess
Possession by AS Byatt


River, Cross My Heart by Breena Clarke
The Other Hand by Chris Cleave
The Master of Petersburg by JM Coetzee

Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres
Underworld by Don DeLillo
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha by Paddy Doyle
Jamaica Inn by Daphne duMaurier
A Spell of Winter by Helen Dunmore
Mourning Ruby by Helen Dunmore
Geek Love by Katherine Dunn


American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
Middlemarch by George Eliot
Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
The Gathering by Anne Enright
Swift as Desire by Laura Esquivel


Alone in Berlin by Hans Fallada
The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen


Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman
The Quiet American by Graham Greene
The Other Boleyn Girl by Phillippa Gregory


A Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
True at First Light by Ernest Hemingway
Across the River and Into the Trees by Ernest Hemingway
Matrimony by Joshua Henkin
Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow by Peter Hoeg
The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Atomised by Michel Houellebeq


Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving
The Unconsoled by Kazuo Ishiguro


The Children of Men by PD James
Mudbound by Hillary Jordan


How Late It Was, How Late by James Kelman
Schindler's Ark by Thomas Keneally
Sometimes a Great Notion by Ken Kesey
Rachel's Holiday by Marian Keyes
Anybody Out There by Marian Keyes
Further Under the Duvet by Marian Keyes
Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella
Out by Natsuo Kirino


The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
The Grass Is Singing by Doris Lessing
Two Caravans by Marina Lewycka


One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Strange Pilgrims by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden
The Child In Time by Ian McEwan
Atonement by Ian McEwan
Saturday by Ian McEwan
The Host by Stephanie Meyer
The Senator's Wife by Sue Miller
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
Ghostwritten by David Mitchell
Family Matters by Rohinton Mistry
Songs in Ordinary Time by
The Sea, The Sea by Iris Murdoch


The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
The Famished Road by Ben Okri
Nineteen Eighty Four by George Orwell


Last Dickens by Matthew Pearl
The Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney
Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett
Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman


Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth
Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie


Blindness by Jose Saramago
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Larry's Party by Carol Shields
Unless by Carol Shields
Double Fault by Lionel Shriver
We Need To Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley
On Beauty by Zadie Smith
Last Orders by Graham Swift


The Colour by Rose Tremain
The Way I Found Her by Rose Tremain
Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev
Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler


The Other Side of You by Sally Vickers
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut


Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters
The Night Watch by Sarah Waters
The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton


The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak


  1. I've read 2 of those books.. Thirteen Reasons Why and The Girl who Loved Tom Gordon. I loved Thirteen Reasons why, it was sad, but such a good read. As for the other one its pretty good.. Its not a true Stephen King book, less horror, I think, but still good..

    Oh, and I red part of the Host by Stephanie Meyer, but I just couldn't get into it all the way..

  2. I think our lists are about the same size, and they definitely have some overlap. From yours I can recommend:

    Half of a Yellow Sun
    The Blind Assassin
    Out of Africa (dreamy)
    Cloud Atlas (wildly fun and inventive)
    The Sea, The Sea
    Frankenstein (genius, breakthrough stuff)

    You have a lot of good pages ahead!

  3. Hi JG. Thank you for the recommendations. I am already looking forward to Half of A Yellow Sun. And The Blind Assassin. I keep looking at them and thinking 'I'm sure I'll enjoy those, but let me just read X first..' and never actually making it them. Lots of other shiny books distracting me!


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