The booklist

Books I’ve read this year

  1. An Expert in Murder, Nicola Upson

Books I read in 2015

In order of reviewing.  ‘Bonus book’ denotes books I’ve read in 2015 year which weren’t on the original list.

  1. Lamentation, C.J. Sansom (bonus book)
  2. Evidence in camera, Constance Babbington Smith
  3. Neverwhere, Neil Gaiman
  4. Nocturnes, Kazuo Ishiguro
  5. The floating brothel, Sian Rees
  6. Star Trek Voyager: Echoes
  7. Love, Toni Morrison
  8. Field guide: rocks and minerals, Bell and Wright
  9. The Sleeper and the Spindle, Neil Gaiman
  10. Murder at Deviation Junction, Andrew Martin
  11. Star Trek Deep Space 9 1: Emissary, J.M, Dillard
  12. A Passage to India, E.M. Forster
  13. Once We Were, Kat Zhang (bonus book)
  14. The Children’s Book, A.S. Byatt
  15. The Story of Mining in Cornwall, Allen Buckley
  16. Cornwall’s Geology and Scenery, Colin M Bristow
  17. The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
  18. Star Trek Deep Space 9 2: The Siege, Peter David
  19. The Wings of the Dove, Henry James
  20. Xena Warrior Princess: Prophesy of Darkness, Stella Howard
  21. The Grand Design, Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinov
  22. Texts from Jane Eyre, Mallory Ortberg (bonus book)
  23. Star Trek Deep Space 9 3: Bloodletter, K.W. Jeter
  24. Emma’s War, Deborah Scroggins
  25. Dance Dance Dance, Haruki Murakami
  26. Written on the body, Jeanette Winterson
  27. Star Trek Deep Space 9 4: The Big Game, Sandy Schofield
  28. The Mathematics of Love, Emma Darwin
  29. Dead Until Dark, Charlaine Harris
  30. Tired of London, Tired of Life, Tom Jones
  31. How the Irish saved civilisation, Thomas Cahill
  32. Star Trek Deep Space 9 5: Fallen Heroes, Dafydd ab Hugh
  33. King Solomon’s Mines, H. Rider Haggard
  34. The Journals of Beth Jordache, Rachel Braverman
  35. A Geography of Time, Robert Levine
  36. The autobiography of FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper, Scott Frost
  37. Mister Pip, Lloyd Jones
  38. Vulcan’s Glory, D.C. Fontana
  39. Eeyore’s Little Book of Gloom, inspired by A.A. Milne
  40. A fine balance, Rohinton Mistry
  41. Quirkology, Richard Wiseman
  42. Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen
  43. Star Trek Deep Space 9 6: Betrayal, Lois Tilton
  44. Wales: history of a nation, David Ross
  45. The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini
  46. Two Hoots and the King, Helen Cresswell (bonus book)
  47. Antibodies, Kevin J Anderson
  48. The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives, Lola Shoneyin
  49. Kraken, China Mieville
  50. Boating for Beginners, Jeanette Winterson
  51. Star Trek Deep Space 9 7: Warchild, Esther Friesner
  52. School for Scandal, Richard Sheridan
  53. Quicksilver, Neal Stephenson
  54. Sisters in Arms, Nicola Tyrer
  55. Mrs Dalloway, Virginia Woolf
  56. Portrait of the artist as a young dog, Dylan Thomas
  57. Star Trek Deep Space 9 8: Antimatter, John Vornholt
  58. Dinosaurs in the Attic, Douglas J Preston
  59. Pandora’s Breeches, Patricia Fara
  60. Letters from Cicely, Ellis Wiener
  61. Gaia, James Lovelock
  62. The Earth from the air, Yann Arthus-Bertrand
  63. The best dance moves in the world…ever, Matt Pagett
  64. The American Travelmate/ The very English Travelmate
  65. Why You Should Be A Socialist, John Strachey
  66. Star Trek Deep Space 9,9: Proud Helios, Melissa Scott
  67. Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Chonderlos De Laclos
  68. Last Night in Twisted River, John Irving
  69. If Walls Could Talk, Lucy Worsley
  70. In The Heart of the Sea, Nathaniel Philbrick
  71. How to Shit in the Woods, Kathleen Meyer
  72. The Great Automatic Grammatizator, Roald Dahl
  73. Crap Taxidermy, Kat Su
  74. Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Truman Capote
  75. The Mammoth Hunters, Jean M Auel
  76. Out of the Sun, Robert Goddard
  77. Way Down Dark, JP Smythe

Books left to read

In order of their place on the bookcase.

2014-12-08 22 50 11The lunatic express, Charles Miller

The Pankhursts, Martin Pugh

A history of modern Britain, Andrew Marr

Bury my heart at wounded knee, Dee Brown

Round about a pound a week, Maud Pember Reeves

Harem life, Anna Leonowens

A short history of nearly everything, Bill Bryson

White Mughals, William Dalrymple

Ocean of sound, David Toop

Disarming patriarchy, Sasha Roseneil

The ascent of money, Niall Ferguson

The intelligent woman’s guide to socialism and capitalism, Bernard Shaw

The story of Ireland, Neil Hegarty

The White Nile, Alan Moorhead

Hats, National Geographic2014-12-08 23 19 47

Lucretia Borgia, Sarah Bradford

The world of Robert Fisk

The Great War for civilisation, Robert Fisk

The condition of the working class in England, Engels

How mumbo jumbo conquered the world, Francis Wheen

The classical world: an epic history of Greece and Rome, Robin Lane Fox

The hanging tree, Vic Gattrell

Hadrian, Anthony Everett

Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

She wolves, Helen Castor

The civilisation of the crowd, Golby and Purdue

Sex, politics and society, G Weeks

Liberty, Lucy Moore

Wonder Woman: the complete history, Daniels

Delhi: a novel, Khushwant Singh

New York, Edward Rutherford

Purple hibiscus, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Alone in Berlin, Hans Fallada

Romanitas, Sophia Mcdougal

The raj quartet, Paul Scott

The progressive patriot, Billy Bragg

The spindles, Lauren Oliver

The clothes on their backs, Linda Grant

The wrath of angels, John Connolly

Mrs Sinclair’s suitcase, Louise Walters

The lost daughter, Lucretia Grindle

Fool’s gold, Gillian Tett

How do we fix this?, Robert Peston

Sacred Games, Vikram Chandra

Elizabeth is in the garden, Trea Martyn

Dangerous love, Ben Okri

English passengers, Matthew Neale

Not quite white, Simon Thirsk

The white queen, Philippa Gregory

Under another sky, Charlotte Higgins

The professor, Charlotte Bronte

The Children of men, PD James

Last night I dreamed of peace, Dang Thuy Tram

Under the dome, Stephen King

If a pirate I must be, Richard Sanders

Space captain smith, Toby Frost

Out of the sun, Robert Goddard

Angelology, Danielle Trussoni

Annotated Alice, Lewis Carroll

Breakfast in Brighton, Nigel Richardson

Snow, Orphan Pamuk

Sarah Key’s back sufferers bible

Negotiation skills and strategies, Fowler

The elements of murder, John Emsley

The universe in a nutshell, Stephen Hawking

Eurovision Song Contest, Athens 2006 official handbook

The silver jubilee book

In a Persian oilfield, Williamson

The road to oxiana, Robert Byron

Speeches on America, Burke

Travels in the interior of Africa, Mungo Park

Blood and guts, Roy Porter

Mendeleyev’s dream, Paul Strathern

The innocent anthropologist, Nigel Barley

Khyber, Charles Miller

The memory palace of Matteo Ricci, Jonathan D Spence

Seven, Ghazi Algosaibi

Rivers of blood, rivers of gold, Mark Cocker

Schott’s original miscellany

Survival for young people, Anthony Greenbank

Wayward women, Robinson

Underground London, Stephen Smith

Africa, a biography the continent, John Reader

Chris in the morning, Louis Chunovic

Field guide: fossils

Soils and environment, Ellis and Mellor

Sedimentology, Leeder

The revenge of Gaia, James Lovelock

The art of travel, Alain de Botton

The ladybird book of the weather2014-12-08 22 51 44

A heart-breaking work of staggering genius, Dave Eggers

The passage, Justin Cronin

Ideal marriage, H. S. Gambers

The water of the hills, Marcel Pagnol

Wives and daughters, Elizabeth Gaskell

Doctor Faustus, Mann

Mutiny on the bounty, Nordhoff and Hall

A history of god, Karen Armstrong

Sophie’s world, Jostein Gaarder

The female eunuch, Greer

I lost my heart to the belles, Pete Davies

Gut symmetries, Jeanette Winterson

The women’s room, Marylin French

Tales of the city, Armistice Maupin

The mammoth wonder book

After the first death, Robert Cormier

Skins, the novel

Djibouti, Elmore Leonard

The blind assassin, Atwood

Catch 22, Joseph Heller

The shallows, Nicholas Carr

Pages for you, Sylvia Brownrigg

Dangerous women, ed. George RR Martin

Reamde, Neal Stephenson

Redshirts, John Scalzi

The love of a good woman, Alice Munro

2014-12-08 22 54 20Arabian nights

How, Dov Seidman

The stories of English, David Crystal

The London compendium, Tom Bogdanowics

I never knew that about London, Christopher Winn

The god delusion, Richard Dawkins

True blood novels x8, Charlene Harris

2666, Roberto Bolano

The ghormenghast trilogy, Mervyn Peake

The holy blood and the holy grail, Baigent, Leigh and Lincoln

The Shakespeare secret, J L Carrell

The righteous man, Sam Bourne

The bible code, Michael Drosnin

The bible code 2, Michael Drosnin

Lexicon, Max Barry

Advent, James Treadwell

Orson Scott Card x5

3001 the final odyssey, Arthur C Clarke

Is data human, the metaphysics of Star Trek, Richard Hanley

The nano flower, Peter F Hamilton

Blade runner, K W Jeter

Hyperion, Dan Simmons

X files x3, Kevin J Anderson

Babylon 5 x9

Star Trek x35

Cryptonomicon, Neil Stephenson


5 thoughts on “The booklist

  1. Oh my! I’m sorry for you. As I read down that list I just started to laugh. Not many slim volumes in that little lot, and how many are you hoping to average a week? *thuds to floor* Good luck. I think you’re going to need it!


    • Thanks, Sarah. I have to admit I’ve been keeping up so far by starting with the more slender volumes – but they are running out! Think I may have to have a reading holiday at some point soon!


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