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Books read in 2011

Just for fun, here’s a list of the books I read in 2011. No comments, no illustrations (I don’t know how to upload them yet), just a list.(L is for a library book; K for a book read on my Kindle; RG for a reading group book).

January

  1. Rumpole At Christmas  – John Mortimer (L)
  2. Octavia                              – Jilly Cooper (L; for reading group)
  3. Any Human Heart           – William Boyd
  4. Devil’s Cub                      – Georgette Heyer
  5. The Antisocial Behaviour of Horace Rumpole – John Mortimer (L)
  6. A Plague on Both Your Houses – Susannah Gregory
  7. Mrs Fry’s Diary                  – Stephen Fry

February

  1. Room                                – Emma Donoghue
  2. A Room Swept White     -Sophie Hannah (L)
  3. Love Poems                    – Carol Ann Duffy (L)
  4. Selected Poems             – Michael Rosen  (L)
  5. Two Cures for Love        – Wendy Cope (L)
  6. BlueEyedBoy                   – Joanne Harris (L)
  7. Old Filth                            – Jane Gardham (L)
  8. The Postmistress           – Sarah Blake (L)
  9. A Morbid Taste for Bones – Ellis Peters
  10. I Think I Love You            – Allison Pearson (L)

March

  1. My Last Dutchess           – Daisy Goodwin (L)
  2. Other Peoples’ Marriages  – Rosie Thomas
  3. The Long Song               – Andrea Levy

April

  1. A Tiny Bit Marvellous     –  Dawn French (L)
  2. A Kind Man                      – Susan Hill (L)
  3. Mothers and Daughters – Kate Long (L)
  4. Millions                            – Frank Cotrell Boyce (L)

May

  1. Passion                           – Louise Bagshawe (L)
  2. Shades of Grey              – Jasper Fforde

June

  1. Before I Die                    – Jenny Downham (L)
  2. Faulks on Fiction          – Sebastian Faulks (L)
  3. Pigeon English             – Stephen Kelman (RG)
  4. Agatha Rasin and the Walkers of Dembley – MC Beaton
  5. My Name is Mina          – David Almond (L)
  6. Agatha Rasin and the Murderous Marriage – MC Beaton
  7. Moon Tiger                     – Penelope Lively

July

  1. Killing Floor                     – Lee Child
  2. How To Be a Woman    – Caitlin Moran (K)
  3. Annabel                            – Kathryn Winter (L)
  4. Nourishment                  – Gerard Woodward

August

  1. Corpsing                         – Toby Litt
  2. The 39 Steps                 –  John Buchanan
  3. The Radleys                  –  Matt Haig (K)
  4. The Hidden Child        –  Camilla Lackberg (RG)
  5. Things That Keep Us Here – Carla Buckley (RG)
  6. Hasty Death                    – MC Beaton

September

  1. The Still Point                 – Amy Sackville
  2. The Blasphemer            – Nigel Farndale (RG)
  3. The Lessons                  – Naomi Alderman (K)
  4. The London Train         – Tessa Hadley (L)
  5. Thornyhold                     – Mary Stewart
  6. Perfect Lives                  – Polly Sansom (L)
  7. Death at Derwentwater Court – Carola Dunn
  8. Smut                                  – Alan Bennett (L)
  9. Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand   – Helen Simonson (L)

October

  1. The Way We Were        – Elizabeth Noble (L)
  2. To Miss With Love        – Kathryn Birbilsingh (L)
  3. Black Hearts in Battersea    – Joan Aitkin (L)
  4. The Hand That First Held Mine    – Maggie O’Farrell
  5. Agatha Rasin and the Terrible Tourist – MC Beaton

November

  1. Trespass                           – Rose Tremain (RG)
  2. The Sense of an Ending   – Julian Barnes (K)
  3. Everything and Nothing   – Araminta Hall (L)
  4. How It All Began             – Penelope Lively (L)
  5. The Pile of Stuff at the Bottom of the Stairs – Christina Hopkinson (L)
  6. Venitia                               – Georgette Heyer

December

  1. War Horse                    – Michael Morpurgo (L)
  2. All That Mullarkey         – Sue Moorcroft (K)
  3. When God Was a Rabbit – Sarah Winman (L)
  4. Comfort and Joy            – India Knight (L)
  5. The White Garden Mystery – Carola Dunn
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