Tuesday 24 December 2013

Christmas 2013 - Reading Roundup

Wishing a Happy Christmas to all my followers and random visitors. This has been a rubbish year craft-wise but I seem to have had several books on the go at any one time, but then Coursera has eaten into my time as well, so that's my excuse for what seems like a reduced total this year. Four are books of poetry; ten are non-fiction with seven of those being biographical-ish; only nine are audiobooks (compared with thirteen last year); twenty by men, leaving thirty seven by women. I have not included my April A to Z Challenge that was reviews of children's books but you can check them out with this link. I think there has been some good reading though and the favourites this year would definitely be Care of Wooden Floors and The Tiger's Wife. 
  1. Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut
  2. A Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon
  3. When I am playing with my cat ... by Saul Frampton
  4. Swimming Home by Deborah Levy
  5. A Widow's Story by Joyce Carol Oates
  6. District and Circle by Seamus Heaney
  7. A Scattering by Christopher Reid
  8. Howard's End by E.M. Forster
  9. Girl Meets Boy by Ali Smith
  10. Lost and Found by Tom Winter
  11. Weapons of Mass Instruction by John Taylor Gatto
  12. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
  13. Sarah Thornhill by Kate Grenville
  14. The Tiger's Wife by Téa Obreht
  15. Truth and Beauty by Ann Patchett
  16. Care of Wooden Floors by Will Wiles
  17. Still Alice by Lisa Genova
  18. Nemesis by Philip Roth
  19. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson
  20. The Hours by Michael Cunningham
  21. The Victorian Chaise-Longue by Marghanita Laski
  22. Y by Marjorie Celona
  23. If I told You Once by Judy Budnitz
  24. This isn't the sort of thing that happens to someone like you by Jon McGregor
  25. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  26. The Touchstone by Edith Wharton
  27. The Swimmer by Roma Tearne
  28. The Fruit of the Lemon by Andrea Levy
  29. Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel
  30. The Father by Sharon Olds
  31. Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende
  32. Wise Children by Angela Carter
  33. Austerlitz by W.G. Seabald
  34. The man who mistook his wife for a hat by Oliver Sacks
  35. After the Fire, a still small voice by Evie Wyld
  36. The Book of Lost Things by John Connolley
  37. Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
  38. New Finnish Grammar by Diego Marani
  39. When We Were Bad by Charlotte Mendelson
  40. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
  41. A Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didon
  42. How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
  43. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  44. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronté
  45. A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit
  46. My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok
  47. I Feel Bad About my Neck by Nora Ephron
  48. The Rehearsal by Eleanor Catton
  49. Kissing The Witch by Emma Donoghue
  50. Unless by Carol Sheilds
  51. Mr Lynch's Holiday by Catherine O'Flynn
  52. Sartre's Sink by Mark Crick
  53. Lolita by Vladimir Nabakov
  54. The News Where You Are by Catherine O'Flynn
  55. Serious Concerns by Wendy Cope
  56. Sick Notes by Gwendoline Riley
  57. The Emperor's Children by Claire Messud


  1. That's an impressive list of books and even more impressive is that you've written reviews of all of them! Enjoy the holidays!

  2. I agree with sage, it really is an impressive list, full of great books!


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