Read in 2019, 2018, 2017,2016....

Read in 201
My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
The Levant Trilogy by Olivia Manning
   The Danger Tree
   The Battle Lost and Won
   The Sum of Things
So Much Life Left Over by Louis de Bernieres
The Dust that Falls from Dreams by Louis de Bernieres

Capital Crimes , London Mysteries  ed by Martin Edwards
The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri
The Balkan Trilogy by Olivia Manning
   The Great Fortune
   The Spoilt City
   Friends and Heroes
The Summer Queen by Elizabeth Chadwick
Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf
The Scented Kitchen by Frances Bissell
The Sealwoman's Gift by Sally Magnusson
Scandinavian Modern by Magnus Englund & Christina Schmidt
Clever Girl by Tessa Hadley
How to stop Time by Matt Haig
Anything is possible by Elizabeth Strout
The Lion Tamer who Lost by Louise Beech
The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes
In the Light of Morning by Tim Pears
Winter by Ali Smith
This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay
Across the River and Into the Trees by Ernest Hemingway
Sea of Lost Love by Santa Montefiore
Holding by Graham Norton
To Defy a King by Elizabeth Chadwick
A Spool of Blue Thread by Ann Tyler
The Last Hours by Minette Walters
The Turn of Midnight by Minette walters
Educated by Tara Westover
The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker
The Improbability of Love by Hannah Rothschild
The House at Sea's End by Elly Griffiths
A Room Full of Bones by Elly Griffiths
Medicus: Ruso and the Disappearing Dancing Girls by Ruth Downie
Something to Hide by Deborah Moggach
Terra Incognita by Ruth Downie
Perfect by Rachel Joyce
Living Dangerously by Katie Fforde
The Salt Path by Raynor Winn
The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen H Gower
The Crossing Place by Elly Griffiths
The Janus Stone by Elly Griffiths
The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg
Bookworm: a memoir of childhood reading by Lucy Mangan
Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell
The Redeemed by Tim Pears
Threads of Life by Claire Hunter
Walking through Spring by Geoffrey Hoyland
Bitter Orange by Claire Fuller
Dead Cold by Louise Penny
Still Life by Louise Penny
 A Family Recipe by Veronica Henry
The Librarian by Salley Vickers
Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine by Gail Honeyman
Shelf Life (essays)  ed by Alex Johnson
New Boy by Tracy Chevalier
The Prodigal Daughter by Prue Leith

Read in 2018
The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks
A Change of Climate by Hilary Mantel
Christmas Days by Jeanette Winterson
Landmarks by Robert Macfarlane
Midnight in St Petersburg by Vanora Bennett
The Broken Road by Patrick Leigh-Fermor
Jack Maggs by Peter Carey
Swell: a Waterbiography by Jenny Landreth
The Returning Tide by Liz Fenwick
Autumn by Ali Smith
The Course of Love by Alain de Botton
My Name is Leon by Kit de Waal
The Sea, The Sea by Iris Murdoch
The Uninvited Guests by Sadie Jones
The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe
The Horseman by Tim Pears
The Muse by Jessie Burton
Human Croquet by Kate Atkinson
The Wanderers by Tim Pears
At The Reunion Buffet by Alexander McCall Smith
The Perils of Morning Coffee by Alexander McCall Smith
A Secret Garden by Katie Fforde
Three Mothers by Sonia Lambert
All Change: the Fifth Volume of the Cazalet Chronicles by Elizabeth Jane Howard
Baking Cakes in Kigali by Gaile Parkin
The Fortune Hunter by Daisy Goodwin
A Life to Kill by Matthew hall
The Forever House by Veronica Henry
The Shepherd's Life by James Rebanks
The Reading Cure by Laura Freeman
Frankie and Stankie by Barbara Trapido
Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf
The Girls of Slender Means by Muriel Spark
The Running Vixen by Elizabeth Chadwick
The Chosen Dead by M R Hall
The Rings of Saturn by W G Sebald
The Odyssey by Homer
Walking Home by Clare Balding
Middlemarch by George Eliot
Everybody Lies: What the Internet can tell us about who we really are by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Transit by Rachel Cusk
Dear Mrs Bird by A J Pearce
Jane Austen at Home by Lucy Worsley
LaRose by Louise Erdrich
The history Boys by Alan Bennett
Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont by Elizabeth Taylor
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
On Nature: Unexpected Ramblings in the British Countryside
In the Name of the Family by Sarah Dunant
Reader, I married him (short stories) ed by Tracy Chevalier
Emma by Alexander McCall Smith
Elizabeth and her german Garden by Elizabeth von Arnim
De-clutter: the get-real guide to creating calm from chaos by Deborah Robertson
A Time to keep silence by Patrick Leigh Fermor
Pompeii by Richard Harris
Cousins by Salley Vickers
City of friends by Joanna Trollope
The Crime Writer by Jill Dawson
Yes, I can manage, thank you by Virginia Ironside
Weeds by Richard Maybe
The Peppered Moth by Margaret Drabble
A Bird in the Hand by Diana Henry
Down to Earth by Monty Don

Read in 2017
The Little Red Chairs by Edna O'Brien
Bath Tangle by Georgette Heyer
Smut by Alan Bennett
The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper
Tender, Volume 1 by Nigel Slater
Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
The Forest by Edward Rutherfurd
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
The Wild Life by John Lewis-Stempel
In Her Shadow by Louise Douglas
Charlotte's Web by E B White
Nice Work (If You Can Get It) by Celia Imrie
The Dolls House by M J Arlidge
Eeny Meeny by MJ Arlidge
Love, Nina by Nina Stibbe
The Shipping Forecast by Charlie Connolly
The Lost Girl by Carol Drinkwater
Regency Buck by Georgette Heyer
Birdcage Walk by Helen Dunmore
TheGirl with Seven names by Hyeonseo Lee
Fashion on the Ration by Julie Summers
The Hours by Michael Cunningham
A Field Guide to getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit
My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
The Art of Reading by Damon Young
In The Month of the Midnight Sun by Cecelia Ekback
To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey
Trouble for Lucia by E F Benson
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
Into Everywhere by Paul McAuley
A Humble Companion by Laurie Graham
A Game of Hide and Seek by Elizabeth Taylor
The Mysteries of Glass by Sue Gee
Cold Earth by Sarah Moss
My Grandmother sends her Regards and Apologies by Frederick Backman
The Liar's Daughter by Laurie Graham
Black Rabbit Hall by Eve Chase
Mapp and Lucia by E F Benson
Golden Hill by Francis Spufford
Public Library by Ali Smith
Miss Garnett's Angel by Salley Vickers
The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry
Fingers in the Sparkle jar by Chris Packham
A Man called Ove by Frederick Backman
A Life in Questions by Jeremy Paxman
This is not a diet book by Bee Wilson
The beach hut next door by Veronica Henry
The Blue Flower by Penelope Fitzgerald
The Cleaner of Chartres by Salley Vickers
Stone cradle by Louise Doughty
Sweet Caress by William Boyd
How to find love in a bookshop by Veronica Henry
At the edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier
A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson
Our Endless Numbered Days - Claire Fuller
Eating for Britain - Simon Mujambar
The Kindness of Enemies - Leila Aboulela
The Trouble with Goats and Sheep - Joanna Cannon
Me before You - Jojo Moyes
The Song Collector - Natasha Solomons
Burning Bright - Ron Rash
Leap In - Alexandra Heminsley
The Tell-Tale Heart - Jill Dawson

Read in 2016
The Coroner - M R Hall
The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds - Alexander McCall Smith
The Lords of the North - Bernard Cornwell
The Whole Day Through - Patrick Gale
River Cottage Veg every Day by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

Notes from an Exhibition by Patrick Gale
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
Daughter of the House by Rosie Thomas
Remains of the Day by Kasuo Ishiguro

Life after life - kate Atkinson (re-read)
Home Sewn - Cassandra Ellis
The Soul of Discretion - Susan Hill
The Rosie Project - Graeme Simsion

The Sea Inside - Philip Hoare
Wolf Winter - Cecelia Ekkback
The Cellist of Sarajevo - Stevan Galloway
The Trouble with Goats and Sheep - Joanna Cannon
Kinder than Solitude - Yiyun Li
The Misbegotten - Katherine Webb
The French Pirouette - Jennifer Bohnet
A Little Kiosk by the Sea - Jennifer Bohnet
A French Legacy - Jennifer Bohnet

A History of Reading - Albert Manguel
Blue Water - Manette Ansay
The Love Story of Miss Queenie Hennessy - Rachel Joyce
The Secret Life of Bees - Sue Monk Kidd
Ship of Brides - Jojo Moyes

The Parasites - Daphne du Maurier
Coastlines - Patrick Barkham
Anna of the Five Towns - Arnold Bennett
Sidnet Chambers and the Perils of the Night - James Runcie
Blood and Beauty - Sarah Dunant
The Thread - Victoria Hislop

An event in Autumn - Henning Mankel
The Edge of the World: how the North Sea`Made Us Who We`Are - Michael Pye
Lila - Marilyn Robinson
Winter Games - Rachel Johnson
Food through the Ages - Anna Selby

Nothing to be frightened of - Julian Barnes
Life's too short - Grace Saunders
Lucky Break - Esther Freud
The Queen's Choice - Anne O'Brien
Beloved - Toni Morrison
O Pioneers - Willa Cather

Brighton Rock - Graham Greene
Gilead - Marilyn Robinson
Bel Canto - Ann Patchett

Benediction  - Kent Haruf
All the Light we Cannot See - Antony Doerr
Hand Me Down World - Lloyd Jones
The Invisible Woman- Helen Walmsley-Johnson
The Outrun - Amy Liptrot
A Perfectly Good Man - Patrick Gale
The Gap in Time - Jeanette Winterson
A Place Called Winter - Patrick Gale

A History of Silence - Lloyd Jones
My Husband's Wife - Amanda Prowse
Swimming Home- Deborah Levy
Terms and Conditions - Ysenda Maxtone Graham
The Miniaturist - Jessie Burton

The Santa Klaus Murder - Mavis Doriel Hay
Astray - Emma Donoghue

Read in 2015
Stella Rimington - The Geneva Trap
Sarah Moss - Night Waking
D J Taylor - The Windsor Faction
Niall Williams - The History ofthe Rain
Alison Weir - The Marriage Game
Richard Flanagan - The Narrow Road to the Deep North
Rebecca Shaw - Village Rumours
Vanessa Lafaye - Summertime
 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
Walking Home - Clare Balding
The Signature of All Things - Elizabeth Gilbert
The Persephone Book of Short Stories
George Eliot - Silas Marner
Sarah Hall - The Wolf Border
Louise Erdrich - The Round House
Alan Titchmarsh - The Haunting
Nan Shepherd - The Living Mountain
Sebastian Barry - On Canaan's Side
Noel Streatfield - Saplings
E F Benson - Lucia in London
Susanna Gregory - The Lost Abbot
E F Benson - Miss Mapp
Helen Dunmore - The Lie
Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche - Americanah
Lionel Shriver - The New Republic
Erin MacKean - The Secret Lives of Dresses
Helen Macdonald - H is for Hawk
Tove Jansson - The Summer Book
Stella Rimington - At Risk
Susanna Gregory - An Unholy Alliance
E F Benson - Queen Lucia
Katie Fforde - Recipe for Love
Susan Hill - The Woman in Black
Rose Tremain - The American Lover
Rebecca Solnit - Wanderlust: a history of walking
Stefan Zweig - Beware of Pity
Anita Shreve - The Pilot's Wife
Robert Macfarlane - The Wild Places
D Stevens - River Cottage Bread handbook
Thane Prince - Jams and Chutneys : preserving the harvest
Hilary Mantel - The Assination of Margaret Thatcher
Jeanette Winterson - Why Be happy When You Could Be Normal
L.P. Hartley - The Shrimp and teh Anenomone
Taiye Selasi - Ghana Must Go
Kate Smith - Making: 30 Projects for the Home, to Wear and to Give.

Read in 2014
Jonas Jonason - The Hundred Year Old Man CWho Climbed Out of The Window and Disappeared
India Knight - In Her Prime
River Cottage Guide to the Edible Seashore
R Lowey - The Clutter Clinic
E M Delafield - The Provincial Lady in America
Gillian Flynn - Gone Girl

Hans Fallada - Alone in Berlin
Alan Johnson - This Boy
E M Delafield - The Diary of a Provincial Lady
E M Delafield - The Provincial Lady Goes Further
Dorothy Canfield Fisher - The Homemaker

Mavis Cheek - The Lovers of Pound Hill

Richard Mabey - A Good Parcel of English Soil
                            Nature Cure  
                            Turned Out Nice Again
Hilary Boyd - Thursdays in the Park
J L Carr - A Month in the Country
Jhumpa Lahiri - The Lowlands
Barbara Trapido - Sex and Stravinsky

Jane Gardam - Last Friends
Charles Spawson - Haunts of the Black Masseur
Willa Cather- My Antonia
Barbara Kingsolver - Flight Behaviour
Marina Lewycka - Various Pets,Alive or Dead
Jo Baker - Longbourn
Henning Mankell - The White Lioness
L. P. Hartley - The Go-Between
Andy Miller - A Year of Reading Dangerously
Alice Walker - The Color Purple
Penelope Fitzgerald - The Gate of Angels
Michael Stenberger - Au Revoir to all that
Anne de Courcy - The Fishing Fleet: husband hunting in the raj
Donna Tartt - The Goldfinch
Maureen lee - Flora and Grace
Alexander McCall Smith - The Forever Girl
Doris Lessing - The Grass is Singing
Alexander McCall Smith - The 21/2 Pillars of Wisdom
J D Salinger - The Catcher in the Rye
Tan Twang Eng - The Garden of Evening Mists
Amitav Ghosh - The Glass Palace
Robert Galbraith - The Cuckoo's Calling
Libby Purves - Holy Smoke
Alexander McCall Smith- The Sunday Philosophy Club
Nigel Slater - Eat
Jenny Eclair - Life, Death and Vanilla Slices
Tessa Evelegh - The Great British Sewing Bee
Gillian Slovo - An Honourable Man
Henning Mankel - The Troubled Man
Julia Gregson - Jasmine Night

Read in 2013
Francis Hodgson Burnett - The Making of a Marchioness
Kamila Shamsie - Burnt Shadows
Margaret Atwood - The Handmaid's Tale
Barbara Pym - Excellent Women
Angela Carter- Nights at the Circus
Alan Bennett- A Life Like Other People's
Grace McCleen -The Land of Decoration
Barbara Kingsolver - The Poisonwood Bible
Alan Bennett - Smut
Geraldine Brooks - Caleb's Crossing
Kyung-Sook Shin - Please Look After Mother
Hilary Mantel- Bring Up the Bodies
John Bunyan - The Pilgrim's Progress
Eowen Ivey - The Snow Child
Joseph O'Neill- Netherland
Beth Gutchson- Still Missing
Lloyd Jones- The Book of Fame
C. J. Sansom- Dissolution
Bryce Courtney- Smokey Joe's Cafe
Susan Hill- A Question of Identity
Cormac McCarthy- The Road
John Mullan- What Matters in Jane Austen
Margaret Drabble - The Red Queen
Rachel Joyce - The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
Anne O'Brien - The Forbidden Queen
Susan Fletcher - The Oystercatchers
Roger Keevil - Feted to Die
Alexander McCall Smith - Trains and Lovers
Phillipa Gregory- The Boleyn Inheritance
John Williams - Stoner
Virginia Woolf- To The Lighthouse
Virginia Woolf- Diaries
Jeanette Winterson - The Daylight Gate
Clair King- The Night Rainbow
Tracy Bloom- Single Woman Seeks Revenge
William Boyd - Waiting for Sunrise
Nicola Slade- Murder Fortissimo
Julia Child - My Life in France
Gavin Menzies - 1421: The Year the Chinese Discovered the World
Margaret Leroy - The Collaborator
Dorothy Whipple- They were Sisters
Tracy Chevalier - The last Runaway
James Bowen- A Street cat named Bob
Kate Atkinson - Life after Life
M L Stedman - The Light between Oceans
Barbara Pym - Jane and Prudence
Katie Fforde - A French Affair
Barbara Pym - Some Tame Gazelle

Read in 2012
•A D Miller Snowdrops
•A S Byatt The Childrens Book
•Aimee Bender The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
•Alan Jacobs The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction
•Alexander McCall Smith The Forgotten Affairs of Youth
•Andrew Webb Food Britannia
•Anita Shreve Sea Glass
•Ann Tyler Ladder of Years
•Anna Sewell Black Beauty
•Annabel Pitcher My Sister lives on the Mantelpiece
•Annika Sanders & Kerry Seager Junky Styling
•Caitlin Moran How to be a Woman
•David Willetts The Pinch
•Deborah Moggach These Foolish Things
•Donna Leon Drawing Conclusions
•Emily Bronte Wuthering Heights
•Feodor Dostoyevsky The Brothers Karamasov
•Harper Lee To Kill a Mockingbird
•Heather Gudenkauf The Weight of Silence
•Jane Gardam Old Filth
•Jane Gardam The Man in the Wooden Hat
•Jane Gardam The People on Priviledge Hill
•Jean Auel The Land of Painted Caves
•Joanna Trollop The Soldiers Wife
•Joanna Trollope The Other Family
•John Galsworthy The Man of Property
•John Steinbeck Cannery Row
•Julian Barnes The Sense of an Ending
•Julian Fellowes Past Imperfect
•Katie Fforde Summer of Love
•Libby Purves Love Songs and Lies
•Margaret Forster Good Wives?
•Martha Stewart Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts
•Matthew Kneale When we were Romans
•Michael Wright C'est La Folie
•Michael Wright Je t'aime a La Folie
•Michelle Paver Dark Matter
•Mollie Panter-Downes Good Evening, Mrs Craven
•Natasha Solomons The Novel in the Viola
•Nigel Slater Tender Volume !
•Patrick Barkham The Butterfly Isles
•Rachel Koo Little Paris Kitchen
•Robert Macfarlane Mountains of the Mind
•Robert Macfarlane The Old Ways
•Ron Rash Serena
•Rosie Thomas The Kashmir Shawl
•Rosy Thornton The Tapestry of Love
•Scott FitGerald The Great Gatsby
•Sebastian Faulks Engleby
•Stephen Kelman Pigeon English
•Stop What You're Doing and Read This
•Tarek Malouf & The Hummingbird Bakery Cake Days
•Tea Obeht The Tiger's Wife
•Tom Hodgkinson Brave Old World
•Tom Hodgkinson How to be Free
•William Thackeray Vanity Fair

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