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      Something Wicked This Way Comes...   10/09/2019

      The Autumn Supporter Giveaway!       Welcome to the very first of the seasonal BCF supporter giveaways! This month also marks one year since I took on the forum, so I want to say an extra huge thank you to all of you for keeping this place going. I have a little bit more to say about that later but, for now, let's get to the giveaway!     The Autumn Giveaway winner will be getting two Penguin Little Black Classics, The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe and To Be Read At Dusk by Charles Dickens. Both of these little books contain three atmospheric short stories, perfect for autumnal evenings. The winner will also get Mary Shelley tea (a lavender and vanilla black tea) from Rosie Lea Tea's Literary Tea Collection (https://www.rosieleatea.co.uk/collections/literary-tea-collection) and a chocolate skull, to really get that spooky atmosphere .   and...   A special treat for a special month. The winner will choose one of the following recent paperback releases from the independent bookshop Big Green Bookshop:       The Wych Elm by Tana French A House of Ghosts by W.C. Ryan Melmoth by Sarah Perry The Familiars by Stacey Halls  The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White   The winner will be chosen via the usual random selection process in one week. Patreon supporters are entered automatically. If you aren't a patreon supporter but you'd like to join in with this giveaway, you can support here: https://www.patreon.com/bookclubforum.   I really hope you're all going to like this introduction to the seasonal giveaways. It's been a lot of fun to put together. Other chocolate skulls may have been harmed during the selection process…     
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Claire's Book List 2018

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2008 reading list - 63 books
2007 reading list - 97 books
2006 reading list - 82 books

 

2018 BOOKS READ
January

1. 21st-Century Yokel by Tom Cox (Hardback)

2. At the Sign of the Golden Pineapple by M. C. Beaton (Kindle)

3. Sky Chasers by Emma Carroll (Paperback)

4. Sky Song by Abi Elphinstone (Paperback)

5. Hotel du Lac by Anita Brookner (Paperback)

6. Wildfire At Midnight by Mary Stewart (Kindle)

7. The Education of Miss Paterson by M. C. Beaton (Kindle)

8. The House of New Beginnings by Lucy Diamond (Audiobook)

9. Christmas Past by Jodi Taylor (Kindle)

10. Ma’am Darling: 99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret by Craig Brown (Hardback)

11. Poppy Pym and the Beastly Blizzard by Laura Wood (Paperback)

12. Hidden Nature: A Voyage of Discovery by Alys Fowler (Hardback)

13. The Lost Plot by Genevieve Cogman (Paperback)

February

14. The Battle of the Beetles by M. G. Leonard (Paperback)

15. You Took The Last Bus Home by Brian Bilston (Hardback)

16. Twenty-four Hours in the Life of a Woman by Stefan Zweig (Paperback )

17. Wed Wabbit by Lissa Evans (Paperback)

18. The Year of Reading Dangerously: How Fifty Great Books Saved My Life by Andy Miller (Hardback)

19. A Spoonful of Murder by Robin Stevens (Paperback)

20. Corduroy by Adrian Bell (Paperback)

21. The Explorer by Katherine Rundell (Hardback)

22. The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry (Kindle)

23. Nevermore: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend (Paperback)

24. A Place Called Perfect by Helena Duggan (Paperback)

25. The Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson (Paperback)

26. Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters (Audiobook)

27. The Legend of Podkin One-Ear by Kieran Harwood (Paperback)

28. Kid Normal by Greg James and Chris Smith (Paperback)

29. Troublemakers by Catherine Barter (Paperback)

30. The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher (Paperback)

March

31. The Last Wilderness: A Journey Into Silence by Neil Ansell (Hardback)

32. Phantom Quartz by Barbra Annino (Kindle)

33. This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada (Paperback)

34. Ink by Alice Broadway (Paperback)

35. The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy (Paperback)

36. Max and the Millions by Ross Montgomery (Paperback)

37. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (Paperback)

38. The Ashes of London by Andrew Taylor (Kindle)

39. Thornhill by Pam Smy (Hardback)

40. The Day She Saved The Doctor by Susan Calman, Jenny Colgan, Jacqueline Rayner, Dorothy Koomson (Kindle)

41. The Curse in the Candlelight by Sophie Cleverly (Kindle)

42. Make More Noise by Various (Paperback)

43. A Long Way From Verona by Jane Gardam (Paperback)

44. Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy (Paperback)

45. God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy (Kindle)

46. The Light Jar by Lisa Thompson (Paperback)

47. A Wood of One’s Own by Ruth Pavey (Hardback)

48. The Endless Beach by Jenny Colgan (Kindle)

49. Amaryllis by M. C. Beaton (Kindle)

50. Family and Friends by Anita Brookner (Paperback)

April

51. The Body in the Ice by A. J. Mackenzie (Paperback)

52. Quadrille by M. C. Beaton (Kindle)

53. Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Reading by Lucy Mangan (Hardback)

54. The Year of Taking Chances by Lucy Diamond (Audiobook)

55. The Secret Life of Cows by Rosamund Young (Kindle)

56. The Secrets of Happiness by Lucy Diamond (Audiobook)

57. Beyond The Odyssey by Maz Evans (Paperback)

58. The Wicked Cometh by Laura Carlin (Hardback)

59. A Sweet, Wild Note: What We Hear When The Birds Sing by Richard Smyth (Paperback)

60. Dear Mrs Bird by A. C. Pearce (Audiobook)

61. An Argumentation of Historians by Jodi Taylor (Kindle)

62. The One Who Wrote Destiny by Nikesh Shukla (Hardback)

63. A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived by Adam Rutherford (Audiobook)

64. The Constant Companion by M. C. Beaton (Kindle)

65. Touch Not the Cat by Mary Stewart (Kindle)

66. Coming Home to the Comfort Food Café by Debbie Johnson (Kindle)

67. The Battersea Barricades by Jodi Taylor (Kindle)

68. White Dolphin by Gill Lewis (Paperback)

69. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen (Audiobook)

70. The Space Between The Stars by Anne Corlett (Paperback)

May

71. The Children of Castle Rock by Natasha Farrant (Paperback)

72. A Slice of Britain: Around the Country by Cake by Caroline Taggart (Kindle)

73. Miss Hargreaves by Fred Baker (Kindle)

74. Sunshine at the Comfort Food Cafe by Debbie Johnson (Kindle)

75. Brenda and Effie Forever! by Paul Magrs (Kindle)

76. The Reading Group by Della Parker (Kindle)

77. Blue Afternoon by William Boyd (Kindle)

78. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides (Kindle)

79. Orphan Monster Spy by Matt Killeen (Paperback)

80. Mrs Moreau's Warbler: How Birds Got Their Names by Stephen Moss (Hardback)

81. Storm-Wake by Lucy Christopher (Paperback)

82. The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place by Julie Berry (Paperback)

83. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (Audiobook)

84. The Wild Robot by Peter Brown (Paperback)

85. The Dun Cow Rib: A Very Natural Childhood by John Lister-Kaye (Hardback)

86. Tin by Pádraig Kenny (Paperback)
June
87. A Shadow Above: The Rise and Fall of the Raven by Joe Shute (Hardback)

88. The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde (Kindle)

89. The End We Start From by Megan Hunter (Paperback)

90. Heartburn by Nora Ephron (Paperback)

91. The Great Greene Heist by Varian Johnson (Kindle)

92. Reader, I Married Him by Tracy Chevalier (Editor) (Kindle)

93. The Wood: The Life and Times of Cockshutt Wood by John Lewis-Stempel (Hardback)

94. The Lost Words by Robert McFarlane and Jackie Morris (Hardback)

95. Swell by Jenny Landreth (Paperback)

96. The Salt Path by Raynor Winn (Hardback)

97. The House With Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson (Paperback)

98. Run, Riot by Nikesh Shukla (Paperback)

99. Outskirts by John Grindrod (Paperback)

100. A Sky Painted Gold by Laura Wood (Paperback)

July

101. Tea With Mr Rochester by Frances Towers (Paperback)

102. The Case of the Missing Treasure by Robin Stevens (Paperback)

103. Islander by Patrick Barkham (Paperback)

104. Bookshop Girl by Chloe Coles  (Paperback)

105. A House in the Country by Jocelyn Playfair (Paperback)

106. Kat Wolfe Investigates by Lauren St John (Paperback)

107. The Chilbury Ladies' Choir by Jennifer Ryan (Audiobook)

August
108. The Seabird's Cry by Adam Nicolson (Kindle)

September
October
November
December

 

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FICTION

TO BE READ: 27

 

1. Anthropology by Dan Rhodes (Paperback)

2. An Argumentation of Historians by Jodi Taylor (Kindle)

3. The Ashes of London by Andrew Taylor (Kindle)

4. The Battersea Barricades by Jodi Taylor (Kindle)

5. Birdcage Walk by Helen Dunmore (Paperback)

6. A Black Fox Running by Brian Carter (Hardback)

7. The Blue Afternoon by William Boyd (Kindle)

8. The Body in the Ice by A. J. Mackenzie (Paperback)

9. Brenda and Effie Forever! by Paul Magrs (Kindle)

10. Christmas Past by Jodi Taylor (Kindle)

11. Crooked Heart by Lissa Evans (Paperback)

12. The Curious Heart of Ailsa Rae by Stephanie Butland (Kindle)

13. The Day She Saved The Doctor by Susan Calman, Jenny Colgan, Jacqueline Rayner, Dorothy Koomson (Kindle)

14. Dear Mrs Bird by A. C. Pearce (Audiobook)

15. Dispute Over A Very Italian Piglet by Amara Lakhous (Paperback)

16. The End We Start From by Megan Hunter (Paperback)

17. The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry (Kindle)

18. The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde (Kindle)

19. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy (Kindle)

20. The Golem and the Djinni by Helen Wecker (Kindle)

21. Heartburn by Nora Ephron (Paperback)

22. The In Our Mad and Furious City by Guy Gunaratne (Hardback)

23. The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier (Kindle)

24. Like by Ali Smith (Paperback)

25. Lillian Boxfish Takes A Walk by Kathleen Rooney (Paperback)

26. A Long Way From Verona by Jane Gardam (Paperback)

27. The Lost Plot by Genevieve Cogman (Paperback)

28. The Madonna of Bolton by Matt Cain (Kindle)

29. Memento Mori by Muriel Spark (Paperback)

30. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides (Kindle)

31. Miss Hargreaves by Frank Baker (Kindle)

32. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (Kindle)

33. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen (Audiobook)

34. The One Who Wrote Destiny by Nikesh Shukla (Hardback)

35. Phantom Quartz by Barbra Annino (Kindle)

36. Reader, I Married Him by Tracy Chevalier (Kindle)

37. The South in Winter by Peter Benson (Paperback)

38. The Space Between The Stars by Anne Corlett (Paperback)

39. The Steam-Pump Jump by Jodi Taylor (Kindle)

40. The Sweet Scent of Blood by Suzanne McLeod (Kindle)

41. This Savage Song by V. E. Schwab (Kindle)

42. These Dividing Walls by Fran Cooper (Paperback)

43. The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage by Syndey Padua (Paperback)

44. To Serve Them All My Days by R. F. Delderfield (Kindle)

45. The Trick To Time by Kit De Waal (Hardback)

46. Twenty-four Hours in the Life of a Woman by Stefan Zweig (Paperback)

47. The Vinyl Detective by Andrew Cartmel (Kindle)

48. Weathering by Lucy Woods (Paperback)

49. The Wicked Cometh by Laura Carlin (Hardback)

50. Windfall by Dicksha Basu (Paperback)

51. Winter by Ali Smith (Hardback)

52. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell (Kindle)

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ROMCOM

TO BE READ: 5

 

1. Coming Home to the Comfort Food Café by Debbie Johnson (Kindle)

2. The Endless Beach by Jenny Colgan (Kindle)

3. The Little Bakery on Rosemary Lane by Ellen Berry (Kindle)

4. The Love Detective by Alexandra Potter (Kindle)

5. Love is a Four-Legged Word by Michele Gorman (Kindle)

6. Match Me If You Can! by Michele Gorman (Kindle)

7. The Reading Group by Della Parker (Kindle)

8. The Secrets of Happiness by Lucy Diamond (Kindle)

9. Sunshine at the Comfort Food Cafe by Debbie Johnson (Kindle)

10. What Would Mary Berry Do? by Claire Sandy (Kindle)

11. The Year of Taking Chances by Lucy Diamond (Audiobook)

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MIDDLE GRADE

TO BE READ: 10

 

1. The Battle of the Beetles by M. G. Leonard (Paperback)

2. The Beyond The Odyssey by Maz Evans (Paperback)

3. The Boy Called Hope by Lara Williamson (Paperback)

4. The Dark Wild by Piers Torday (Paperback)

5. Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy (Paperback)

6. The Case of the Missing Treasure by Robin Stevens (Paperback)

7. The Children of Castle Rock by Natasha Farrant (Paperback)

8. The Curse in the Candlelight by Sophie Cleverly (Kindle)

9. A Boy Who Went Magic by A. P. Winter (Paperback)

10. The Explorer by Katherine Rundell (Hardback)

11. Father Christmas and Me by Matt Haig (Hardback)

12. The Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson (Paperback)

13. The Great Greene Heist by Varian Johnson (Kindle)

14. The House With Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson (Paperback)

15. The Huntress: Sea by Sarah Driver (Paperback)

16. Kat Wolfe Investigates by Lauren St John (Paperback)

17. Kick by Mitch Johnson (Paperback)

18. Kid Normal by Greg James and Chris Smith (Paperback)

19. The Legend of Podkin One-Ear by Kieran Larwood (Paperback)

20. The Light Jar by Lisa Thompson (Paperback)

21. The Little Green Men by B. B (Paperback)

22. Make More Noise by Various (Paperback)

23. Max and the Millions by Ross Montgomery (Paperback)

24. My Evil Twin is a Supervillain by David Solomons (Paperback)

25. Nevermore: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend (Paperback)

26. A Place Called Perfect by Helena Duggan (Paperback)

27. The Polar Bear Explorers’ Club by Alex Bell (Paperback)

28. Poppy Pym and the Beastly Blizzard by Laura Wood (Paperback)

29. The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place by Julie Berry (Paperback)

30. The Secret Deep by Lindsay Galvin (Paperback)

31. Secrets of a Sun King by Emma Carroll (Paperback)

32. Sky Chasers by Emma Carroll (Paperback)

33. Sky Song by Abi Elphinstone (Paperback)

34. A Spoonful of Murder by Robin Stevens (Paperback)

35. Tin by Pádraig Kenny (Paperback)

36. Wed Wabbit by Lissa Evans (Paperback)

37. White Dolphin by Gill Lewis (Paperback)

38. The Wild Robot by Peter Brown (Paperback)

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YOUNG ADULT

TO BE READ: 6

 

1. Bookshop Girl by Chloe Coles  (Paperback)

2. The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy (Paperback)

3. Freshers by Tom Ellen & Lucy Ivison (Paperback)

4. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (Paperback)

5. Hero at the Fall by Alwyn Hamilton (Paperback)

6. Indigo Donut by Patrice Lawrence (Paperback)

7. Ink by Alice Broadway (Paperback)

8. Orphan Monster Spy by Matt Killeen (Paperback)

9. Run, Riot by Nikesh Shukla (Paperback)

10. A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge (Paperback)

11. A Sky Painted Gold by Laura Wood (Paperback)

12. Storm Wake by Lucy Christopher (Paperback)

13. Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nicholls (Paperback)

14. This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada (Paperback)

15. The Thornhill by Pam Smy (Hardback)

16. Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton (Paperback)

17. Troublemakers by Catherine Barter (Paperback)

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TRAVEL

TO BE READ: 2

 

1. A Slice of Britain by Caroline Taggart (Kindle)

2. Engel's England by Matthew Engel (Paperback)

3. Head Over Heel: Seduced by Southern Italy by Chris Harrison (Kindle)

4. Islander by Patrick Barkham (Paperback)

5. The Salt Path by Raynor Winn (Hardback)

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NATURE

TO BE READ: 5

 

1. 21st-Century Yokel by Tom Cox (Hardback)

2. Corduroy by Adrian Bell (Paperback)

3. The Dun Cow Rib by John Lister-Kaye (Hardback)

4. Field Notes from a Hidden City by Esther Woolfson (Paperback)

5. Hidden Nature by Alys Fowler (Hardback)

6. The Last Wilderness by Neil Ansell (Hardback)

7. Linescapes by Hugh Warwich (Paperback)

8. The Lost Words by Robert McFarlane and Jackie Morris (Hardback)

9. Mrs Moreau's Warbler by Stephen Moss (Hardback)

10. Outskirts by John Grindrod (Paperback)

11. Owl Sense by Miriam Darlington (Hardback)

12. The Seabird's Cry by Adam Nicolson (Kindle)

13. The Secret Life of Cows by Rosamund Young (Kindle)

14. A Shadow Above by Joe Shute (Hardback)

15. A Shepherd's Life by W. H. Hudson (Paperback)

16. A Sweet, Wild Note by Richard Smyth (Paperback)

17. A Wood Of One’s Own by Ruth Pavey (Hardback)

18. The Wood: The Life & Times of Cockshutt Wood by John Lewis-Stempel (Hardback)

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BIOGRAPHY and MEMOIR

TO BE READ: 1

 

1. Bookworm by Lucy Mangan (Hardback)

2. Birds, Beasts and Relatives by Gerald Durrell (Kindle)

3. Ma’am Darling by Craig Brown (Hardback)

4. The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher (Paperback)

5. Swell by Jenny Landreth (Paperback)

6. The Year of Reading Dangerously by Andy Miller (Hardback)

 

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AUTHOR - M. C. BEATON

 

Key:
Books I've read: Bold

Books I own: Italics 

Books I'm reading: Red

 

Daughters of Mannerling:
1. Banishment by M. C. Beaton
2. Intrigue by M. C. Beaton
3. Deception by M. C. Beaton
4. Folly by M. C. Beaton
5. Romance by M. C. Beaton
6. Homecoming by M. C. Beaton

 

Dukes & Desires:
1. The Desirable Duchess by M. C. Beaton
2. Her Grace's Passion by M. C. Beaton
3. Pretty Polly by M. C. Beaton
4. The Sins of Lady Dacey by M. C. Beaton
5. My Dear Duchess by M. C. Beaton
6. Lady Lucy's Lover by M. C. Beaton
7. The Scandalous Marriage by M. C. Beaton

 

Edwardian Candlelight:
1. Daisy by M. C. Beaton
2. Ginny  by M. C. Beaton
3. Kitty by M. C. Beaton
4. Lucy  by M. C. Beaton
5. Maggie  by M. C. Beaton
6. Molly  by M. C. Beaton
7. My Lords, Ladies and Marjorie by M. C. Beaton
8. Polly  by M. C. Beaton
9. Poppy  by M. C. Beaton
10. Sally by M. C. Beaton
11. Susie  by M. C. Beaton
12. Tilly by M. C. Beaton

 

Edwardian Murder Mystery:
1. Snobbery with Violence by M. C. Beaton
2. Hasty Death by M. C. Beaton
3. Sick of Shadows by M. C. Beaton
4. Our Lady of Pain by M. C. Beaton

 

House for the Seasons:
1. The Miser of Mayfair by M. C. Beaton
2. Plain Jane by M. C. Beaton
3. The Wicked Godmother by M. C. Beaton
4. Rake's Progress by M. C. Beaton
5. The Adventuress by M. C. Beaton
6. Rainbird's Revenge by M. C. Beaton

 

Ladies In Love:
1. Amaryllis by M. C. Beaton

 

Novels:
1. The Skeleton in the Closet by M. C. Beaton

 

Poor Relation:
1. Lady Fortescue Steps Out by M. C. Beaton
2. Miss Tonks Turns to Crime by M. C. Beaton
3. Mrs Budley Falls from Grace by M. C. Beaton
4. Sir Philip's Folly by M. C. Beaton
5. Colonel Sandhurst to the Rescue by M. C. Beaton
6. Back in Society by M. C. Beaton

 

Regency Candlelight:
1. Annabelle by M. C. Beaton
2. Henrietta by M. C. Beaton
3. Penelope by M. C. Beaton

 

Regency Flame:
1. A Governess of Distinction by M. C. Beaton
2. A Marriage of Inconvenience by M. C. Beaton
3. Dancing on the Wind by M. C. Beaton
4. Lessons in Love by M. C. Beaton
5. Miss Fiona's Fancy by M. C. Beaton
6. Ms Davenport's Christmas by M. C. Beaton
7. Quadrille by M. C. Beaton
8. Regency Gold by M. C. Beaton
9. Sweet Masquerade by M. C. Beaton
10. The Constant Companion by M. C. Beaton
11. The Flirt by M. C. Beaton
12. The French Affair by M. C. Beaton
13. The Glitter and the Gold by M. C. Beaton
14. Those Endearing Young Charms by M. C. Beaton
15. To Dream of Love by M. C. Beaton

 

Regency Royal:
1. Duke's Diamonds by M. C. Beaton
2. Lady Anne's Deception  by M. C. Beaton
3. Lady Margery's Intrigues by M. C. Beaton
4. Love and Lady Lovelace by M. C. Beaton
5. Milady in Love by M. C. Beaton
6. The Chocolate Debutante by M. C. Beaton
7. The Dreadful Debutante by M. C. Beaton
8. The Ghost and Lady Alice by M. C. Beaton
9. The Highland Countess by M. C. Beaton
10. The Loves of Lord Granton by M. C. Beaton
11. The Marquis Takes a Bride by M. C. Beaton
12. The Paper Princess by M. C. Beaton
13. The Savage Marquess by M. C. Beaton
14. The Viscount's Revenge by M. C. Beaton

 

Regency Scandal:
1. His Lordship's Pleasure by M. C. Beaton
2. The Scandalous Lady Wright by M. C. Beaton

 

Regency Season:
1. At the Sign of the Golden Pineapple by M. C. Beaton
2. The Education of Miss Patterson by M. C. Beaton
3. The Original Miss Honeyford by M. C. Beaton
4. The Perfect Gentleman by M. C. Beaton

 

School For Manners:
1. Refining Felicity by M. C. Beaton
2. Perfecting Fiona by M. C. Beaton
3. Enlightening Delilah by M. C. Beaton
4. Finessing Clarissa by M. C. Beaton
5. Animating Maria by M. C. Beaton
6. Marrying Harriet by M. C. Beaton

 

Six Sisters:
1. Minerva by M. C. Beaton
2. The Taming of Annabelle by M. C. Beaton
3. Deirdre and Desire by M. C. Beaton
4. Daphne by M. C. Beaton
5. Diana the Huntress by M. C. Beaton
6. Frederica in Fashion by M. C. Beaton

 

Travelling Matchmaker:
1. Emily Goes to Exeter by M. C. Beaton
2. Belinda Goes to Bath by M. C. Beaton
3. Penelope Goes to Portsmouth by M. C. Beaton
4. Beatrice Goes to Brighton by M. C. Beaton
5. Deborah Goes to Dover by M. C. Beaton
6. Yvonne Goes to York by M. C. Beaton

 

Westerby Women:
1. The First Rebellion by M. C. Beaton
2. Silken Bonds by M. C. Beaton
3. The Love Match by M. C. Beaton

 

Westerby:
1. The Westerby Inheritance by M. C. Beaton
2. The Westerby Sisters by M. C. Beaton

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AUTHOR - ANITA BROOKNER

 

Key:

Books I've read: Bold

Books I own: Italics 

Books I'm reading: Red

 

Novels:
1. A Start in Life by Anita Brookner
2. Providence by Anita Brookner
3. Look At Me by Anita Brookner
4. Hotel Du Lac by Anita Brookner
5. Family and Friends by Anita Brookner
6. A Misalliance by Anita Brookner
7. A Friend From England by Anita Brookner
8. Latecomers by Anita Brookner
9. Lewis Percy by Anita Brookner
10. Brief Lives by Anita Brookner
11. A Closed Eye by Anita Brookner
12. Fraud by Anita Brookner
13. A Family Romance by Anita Brookner
14. A Private View by Anita Brookner
15. Incidents in the Rue Laugier by Anita Brookner
16. Altered States by Anita Brookner
17. Visitors by Anita Brookner
18. Falling Slowly by Anita Brookner
19. Undue Influence by Anita Brookner
20. The Bay of Angels by Anita Brookner
21. The Next Big Thing by Anita Brookner
22. The Rules of Engagement by Anita Brookner
23. Leaving Home by Anita Brookner
24. Strangers by Anita Brookner
25. At The Hairdresser's by Anita Brookner

 

 

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AUTHOR - J. L. CARR

 

Key:

Books I've read: Bold

Books I own: Italics 

Books I'm reading: Red

 

Novels:
1. A Day in Summer by J. L. Carr
2. A Season in Sinji by J. L. Carr
3. The Harpole Report by J. L. Carr
4. How Steeple Sinderby Wanderers Won The F. A. Cup by J. L. Carr
5. A Month in the Country by J. L. Carr
6. The Battle of Pollocks Crossing by J. L. Carr
7. What Hetty Did by J. L. Carr
8. Harpole and Foxberrow, General Publishers by J. L. Carr

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AUTHOR - GEORGETTE HEYER

 

Key:

Books I've read: Bold

Books I own: Italics 

Books I'm reading: Red

 

Novels:
1. The Black Moth by Georgette Heyer
2. The Great Roxhythe by Georgette Heyer
3. Instead of the Thorn by Georgette Heyer
4. Powder and Patch by Georgette Heyer
5. Simon the Coldheart by Georgette Heyer
6. Helen by Georgette Heyer
7. Masqueraders by Georgette Heyer
8. Beauvallet by Georgette Heyer
9. Pastel by Georgette Heyer
10. Barren Corn by Georgette Heyer
11. The Conqueror by Georgette Heyer
12. Footsteps in the Dark by Georgette Heyer
13. Why Shoot a Butler? by Georgette Heyer
14. The Convenient Marriage by Georgette Heyer
15. The Unfinished Clue by Georgette Heyer
15. An Infamous Army by Georgette Heyer
16. The Talisman Ring by Georgette Heyer
17. Royal Escape by Georgette Heyer
18. The Corinthian by Georgette Heyer
19. The Spanish Bride by Georgette Heyer
20. Faro's Daughter by Georgette Heyer
21. Penhallow by Georgette Heyer
22. Friday's Child by Georgette Heyer
23. The Reluctant Widow by Georgette Heyer
24. The Foundling by Georgette Heyer
25. Arabella by Georgette Heyer
26. The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer
27. The Quiet Gentleman by Georgette Heyer
28. Cotillion by Georgette Heyer
29. The Toll-Gate by Georgette Heyer
30. Bath Tangle by Georgette Heyer
31. Sprig Muslin by Georgette Heyer
32. April Lady by Georgette Heyer
33. Sylvester by Georgette Heyer
34. Venetia by Georgette Heyer
35. The Unknown Ajax by Georgette Heyer
36. A Civil Contract by Georgette Heyer
37. The Nonesuch by Georgette Heyer
38. False Colours by Georgette Heyer
39. Frederica by Georgette Heyer
40. Black Sheep by Georgette Heyer
41. Cousin Kate by Georgette Heyer
42. Charity Girl by Georgette Heyer
43. Lady of Quality by Georgette Heyer
44. My Lord John by Georgette Heyer

 

Alastair Trilogy:
45. These Old Shades by Georgette Heyer
46. Devil’s Cub by Georgette Heyer
47. Regency Buck by Georgette Heyer

 

Inspector Hannasyde:
48. Death in the Stocks by Georgette Heyer
49. Behold, Here’s Poison by Georgette Heyer
50. They Found Him Dead by Georgette Heyer
51. A Blunt Instrument by Georgette Heyer

 

Inspector Hemingway:
52. No Wind of Blame by Georgette Heyer
53. A Christmas Party by Georgette Heyer
54. Duplicate Death by Georgette Heyer
55. Detection Unlimited by Georgette Heyer  

 

Short Stories:
56. Snowdrift and other stories by Georgette Heyer

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AUTHOR - BARBARA PYM

 

Key:

Books I've read: Bold

Books I own: Italics 

Books I'm reading: Red

 

Novels:
1. Some Tame Gazelle by Barbara Pym
2. Excellent Women by Barbara Pym
3. Jane and Prudence by Barbara Pym
4. Less Than Angels by Barbara Pym
5. A Glass of Blessings by Barbara Pym
6. No Fond Return of Love by Barbara Pym
7. Quartet in Autumn by Barbara Pym
8. The Sweet Dove Died by Barbara Pym
9. A Few Green Leaves by Barbara Pym
10. An Unsuitable Attachment by Barbara Pym
11. Crampton Hodnet by Barbara Pym
12. An Academic Question by Barbara Pym

 

Note: waiting to organise my bookshelves to figure out which books I own and have read.

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AUTHOR - MARY STEWART

 

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Books I own: Italics 

Books I'm reading: Red

 

Novels:
1. Madam, Will You Talk? by Mary Stewart

2. Wildfire at Midnight by Mary Stewart
3. Thunder on the Right by Mary Stewart
4. Nine Coaches Waiting by Mary Stewart
5. My Brother Michael by Mary Stewart
6. The Ivy Tree by Mary Stewart
7. The MoonSpinners by Mary Stewart
8. This Rough Magic by Mary Stewart
9. Airs Above the Ground by Mary Stewart
10. The Gabriel Hounds by Mary Stewart
11. The Wind Off The Small Isles by Mary Stewart
12. Touch Not the Cat by Mary Stewart
13. Thornyhold by Mary Stewart
14. Stormy Petrel by Mary Stewart
15. Rose Cottage by Mary Stewart

 

Children's books:
1. The Little Broomstick by Mary Stewart
2. Ludo and the Star Horse by Mary Stewart
3. A Walk in Wolf Wood by Mary Stewart

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AUTHOR - E. H. YOUNG

 

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Books I'm reading: Red

 

Novels:
1. A Corn of Wheat by E. H. Young
2. Yonder by E. H. Young
3. Moor Fires by E. H. Young
4. The Misses Mallett by E. H. Young
5. William by E. H. Young
6. The Vicar's Daughter by E. H. Young
7. Miss Mole by E. H. Young
8. Jenny Wren by E. H. Young
9. The Curate's Wife by E. H. Young
10. Celia by E. H. Young
11. Chatterton Square by E. H. Young 

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PODCAST - BACKLISTED

 

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Books I own: Italics 

Books I'm reading: Red

 

1. A Month in the Country by J. L. Carr. 30th November 2015
2. Good Morning, Midnight by Jean Rhys. 14th December 2015
3. David Nobbs. 23rd December 2015
4. The Blessing by Nancy Mitford. 11th January 2016
5. Christie Malry’s Own Double Entry by B. S. Johnson. 25th January 2016
6. Passing by Nella Larsen. 7th February 2016
7. The Great Fire by Shirley Hazzard. 21st February 2016
8. Lolly Willowes by Sylvia Townsend Warner. 5th March 2016
9. The Information by Martin Amis. 20th March 2016
10. The High Window by Raymond Chandler. 3rd April 2016
11. All The Devils Are Here by David Seabrook. 17th April 2016
12. Darkness Falls From The Air by Nigel Balchin. 2nd May 2016
13. Bert Fegg’s Nasty Book for Boys and Girls by Terry Jones and Michael Palin. 10th May 2016
14. The Vet’s Daughter by Barbara Comyns. 26th May 2016
15. Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers. 8th June 2016
16. Letters From A Fainthearted Feminist by Jill Tweedy. 23rd June 2016
17. Maiden Voyage by Denton Welch. 9th July 2016
18. Last Exit to Brooklyn by Herbert Selby Jr. 20th July 2016
19. The Crack Up by F. Scott Fitzgerald. 6th August 2016
20. Absolute Beginners by Colin MacInnes. 16th August 2016
21. Summer Reading Special - What We Read On Our Holidays. 9th September 2016
22. The Animal Family by Randall Jarrell. 24th September 2016
23. The Holiday by Stevie Smith. 9th October 2016
24. Cold Hand In Mine by Robert Aickman. 26th October 2016
25. Cocaine Nights by J. G. Ballard. 7th November 2016
26. So Long, See You Tomorrow by William Maxwell. 27th November 2016
27. A Long Way From Verona by Jane Gardam. 12th December 2016
28. A State of Denmark by Derek Raymond. 22nd December 2016
29. Memento Mori by Muriel Spark. 8th January 2017
30. Venetia by Georgette Heyer. 22nd January 2017
31. Red Shift by Alan Garner. 5th February 2017
32. Horse’s Mouth by Joyce Carey. 18th February 2017
33. The Snow Ball by Brigid Brophy. 28th February 2017
34. A Sport and a Pastime by James Salter. 18th March 2017
35. Lincoln In The Bardo by George Sanders (minicast). 26th March 2017
36. Slaves of Solitude by Patrick Hamilton. 2nd April 2017
37. Patrick Hamilton Extra Episode. 2nd April 2017
38. The Weather In The Streets by Rosamund Lehmann. 12th April 2017
39. Honeymoon by Patrick Modiano. 30th April 2017
40. The Gift by Vladimir Nabokov. 13th May 2017
41. Tell Me How Long The Train’s Been Gone by James Baldwin. 29th May 2017
42. I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead by Crystal Zevon. 11th June 2017
43. Father and Son by Edmund Gosse. 24th June 2017
44. Haunts Of The Black Masseur by Charles Sprawson. 9th July 2017
45. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loos. 23rd July 2017
46. Desperate Characters by Paula Fox. 25th July 2017
47. Some Bits To Listen To While We Go On Our Holidays. 17th August 2017
48. Under The Volcano by Malcolm Lowry. 3rd September 2017
49. Look At Me by Anita Brookner. 17th September 2017
50. Adventures In The Screen Trade by William Goldman. 1st October 2017
51. Jacob’s Room by Virginia Woolf. 12th October 2017
52. We Have Always Lived In The Castle by Shirley Jackson. 29th October 2017
53. To Serve Them All My Days by R. F. Delderfield. 8th November 2017
54. Alma Colgan by Gordon Burn. 26th November 2017
55. Fire and Hemlock by Diana Wynne Jones. 10th December 2017
56. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service by Ian Fleming. 25th December 2017

57. À Rebours (Against Nature) by Joris-Karl Huysmans. 8th January 2018

58. Lost Horizon by James Hilton. 15th January 2018

59. Beyond Black by Hilary Mantel. 28th January 2018

60. Jesus' Son by Denis Johnson. 19th February 2018

61. Berg by Ann Quin. 5th March 2018

62. The Town House by Norah Lofts. 19th March 2018

63. TBC. 2nd April 2018

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PUBLISHERS - PERSEPHONE

 

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Books I'm reading: Red

 

BOOK LIST:
1. William - an Englishman by Cicely Hamilton
2. Mariana by Monica Dickens
3. Someone at a Distance by Dorothy Whipple
4. Fidelity by Susan Glaspell
5. An Interrupted Life: The Diaries and Letters of Etty Hillesum 1941-43 by Etty Hillesum
6. The Victorian Chaise-longue by Marghanita Laski
7. The Home-Maker by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
8. Good Evening, Mrs Craven: The Wartime Stories of Mollie Panter-Downes by Mollie Panter-Downes
9. Few Eggs and No Oranges by Vere Hodgson
10. Good Things in England by Florence White
11. Julian Grenfell by Nicholas Mosley
12. It's Hard to Be Hip Over Thirty by Judith Viorst
13. Consequences by E. M. Delafield
14. Farewell Leicester Square by Betty Miller
15. Tell It to a Stranger by Elizabeth Berridge
16. Saplings by Noel Streatfeild
17. Marjory Fleming by Oriel Malet
18. Every Eye by Isobel English
19. They Knew Mr Knight by Dorothy Whipple
20. A Woman's Place: 1910-75 by Ruth Adam
21. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson
22. Consider the Years by Virginia Graham
23. Reuben Sachs by Amy Levy
24. Family Roundabout by Richmal Crompton
25. The Montana Stories by Katherine Mansfield
26. Brook Evans by Susan Glaspell
27. The Children who lived in a Barn by Eleanor Graham
28. Little Boy Lost by Marghanita Laski
29. The Making of a Marchioness by Frances Hodgson Burnett
30. Kitchen Essays by Agnes Jekyll
31. A House in the Country by Jocelyn Playfair
32. The Carlyles at Home by Thea Holme
33. The Far Cry by Emma Smith
34. Minnie's Room: The Peacetime Stories of Mollie Panter-Downes by Mollie Panter-Downes
35. Greenery Street by Denis Mackail
36. Lettice Delmer by Susan Miles
37. The Runaway by Elizabeth Anna Hart
38. Cheerful Weather for the Wedding by Julia Strachey
39. Manja by Anna Gmeyner
40. The Priory by Dorothy Whipple
41. Hostages to Fortune by Elizabeth Cambridge
42. The Blank Wall by Elisabeth Sanxay Holding
43. The Wise Virgins by Leonard Woolf
44. Tea with Mr Rochester by Frances Towers
45. Good Food On The Aga by Ambrose Heath
46. Miss Ranskill Comes Home by Barbara Euphan Todd
47. The New House by Lettice Cooper
48. The Casino by Margaret Bonham
49. Bricks and Mortar by Helen Ashton
50. The World that was Ours by Hilda Bernstein
51. Operation Heartbreak by Duff Cooper
52. The Village by Marghanita Laski
53. Lady Rose and Mrs Memmary by Ruferguson
54. They Can't Ration These by Vicomte De Mauduit
55. Flush by Virginia Woolf
56. They Were Sisters by Dorothy Whipple
57. The Hopkins Manuscript by Rc Sherriff
58. Hetty Dorval by Ethel Wilson
59. There Were No Windows by Norah Hoult
60. Doreen by Barbara Noble
61. A London Child of the 1870s by Molly Hughes
62. How To Run Your Home Without Help by Kay Smallshaw
63. Princes in the Land by Joanna Cannan
64. A Woman Novelist and Other Stories by Diana Gardner
65. Alas, Poor Lady by Rachel Ferguson
66. Gardener’s Nightcap by Muriel Stuart
67. The Fortnight in September by Rc Sherriff
68. The Expendable Man by Dorothy B Hughes
69. Journal by Katherine Mansfield
70. Plats du Jour by Patience Gray and Primrose Boyd
71. The Shuttle by Frances Hodgson Burnett
72. House-Bound by Winifred Peck
73. The Young Pretenders by Edith Henrietta
74. The Closed Door and Other Stories by Dorothy Whipple
75. On the Other Side: Letters to my Children from Germany 1940-46 by Mathilde Wolff-Mönckeberg
76. The Crowded Street by Winifred Holtby
77. Daddy's Gone A-Hunting by Penelope Mortimer
78. A Very Great Profession by Nicola Beauman
79. Round about a Pound a Week by Maud Pember Reeves
80. The Country Housewife's Book by Lucy H Yates
81. Miss Buncle's Book by De Stevenson
82. Amours de Voyage by Arthur Hugh Clough
83. Making Conversation by Christine Longford
84. A New System of Domestic Cookery by Mrs Rundell
85. High Wages by Dorothy Whipple
86. To Bed with Grand Music by Marghanita Laski
87. Dimanche and Other Stories by Irène Némirovsky
88. Still Missing by Beth Gutcheon
89. The Mystery of Mrs Blencarrow by Mrs Oliphant
90. The Winds of Heaven by Monica Dickens
91. Miss Buncle Married by D. E. Stevenson
92. Midsummer Night in the Workhouse by Diana Athill
93. The Sack of Bath by Adam Fergusson
94. No Surrender by Constance Maud
95. Greenbanks by Dorothy Whipple
96. Dinners for Beginners by Rachel and Margaret Ryan
97. Harriet by Elizabeth Jenkins
98. A Writer's Diary by Virginia Woolf
99. Patience by John Coates
100. The Persephone Book of Short Stories by Various
101. Heat Lightning by Helen Hull
102. The Exiles Return by Elisabeth De Waal
103. The Squire by Enid Bagnold
104. The Two Mrs Abbotts by De Stevenson
105. Diary of a Provincial Lady by E. M. Delafield
106. Into the Whirlwind by Eugenia Ginzburg
107. Wilfred and Eileen by Jonathan Smith
108. The Happy Tree by Rosalind Murray
109. The Country Life Cookery Book by Ambrose Heath
110. Because of the Lockwoods by Dorothy Whipple
111. London War Notes by Mollie Panter-Downes
112. Vain Shadow by Jane Hervey
113. Greengates by R. C. Sheriff
114. Gardener's Choice by Evelyn Dunbar and Charles Mahoney
115. Maman, What Are We Called Now? by Jacqueline Mesnil-Amar
116. A Lady and Her Husband by Amber Reeves
117. The Godwits Fly by Robin Hyde
118. Every Good Deed and Other Stories by Dorothy Whipple
119. Long Live Gread Bradfield by Tirzah Harwood
120. Madame Solario by Gladys Huntington
121. Effi Briest by Theodor Fontane
122. Earth and High Heaven by Gwethalyn Graham
123. Emmeline by Judith Rossner
124. The Journey Home and Other Stories by Malachi Whitaker
125. Guard Your Daughters by Diana Tutton

126. Despised and Rejected by Rose Allatini

127. Young Anne by Dorothy Whipple

128. Tory Heaven by Marghanita Laski

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AWARDS - WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2018

 

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Books I'm reading: Red

 

I am again planning to read the thirteen longlisted books for the Wainwright Prize this year.  The longlist is:

 

1. 21st Century Yokel by Tom Cox (Hardback)  9/10

2. Hidden Nature by Alys Fowler (Hardback)  10/10

3. Outskirts by John Grindrod (Paperback)  8/10

4. Islander by Patrick Barkham (Paperback)  9/10

5. The Secret Life of Cows by Rosamund Young (Kindle)  8/10

6. Owl Sense by Miriam Darlington (Hardback)

7. The Dun Cow Rib by John Lister-Kaye (Hardback)  8/10

8. The Last Wilderness by Neil Ansell (Hardback)  8/10

9. The Salt Path by Raynor Winn (Hardback)  10/10

10. The Seabird’s Cry by Adam Nicolson (Kindle)  8/10

11. The Wood by John Lewis-Stempel (Hardback)  9/10

12. A Wood of One’s Own by Ruth Pavey (Hardback)  8/10

13. The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris (Hardback)  10/10

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AWARDS: WATERSTONES CHILDREN'S BOOK PRIZE

 

Books I've read: Bold

Books I own: Italics 

Books I'm reading: Red

 

YOUNGER FICTION:

1. The Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson (Paperback) 5/5

2. Kid Normal by Greg James, Chris Smith and Erica Salcedo (Paperback) 3/5

3. The Legend of Podkin One-Ear by Kieran Harwood and David Wyatt (Paperback) 2/5

4. Nevermore: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend (Paperback) 4/5

5. A Place Called Perfect by Helena Duggan (Paperback) 4/5

6. Who Let The Gods Out? by Maz Evans (Paperback) 5/5

 

My winner: Who Let The Gods Out? by Maz Evans

Prize Winner: Nevermore: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend 

 

OLDER FICTION:

1. The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy (Paperback) 4/5

2. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (Paperback) 5/5

3. Ink by Alice Broadway (Paperback) 3/5

4. This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada (Paperback) 4/5

5. Thornhill by Pam Smy (Hardback) 4/5

6. Troublemakers by Catherine Barter (Paperback) 5/5

 

My winner: Troublemakers by Catherine Barter

Prize Winner: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

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CHALLENGE: ROUND ROBIN 2018

 

Books I've read: Bold

Books I own: Italics 

Books I'm reading: Red

 

Challenges to me:
1. Willoyd: The Year of Reading Dangerously by Andy Miller
2. Madeleine: Wildfire at Midnight by Mary Stewart
3. Karen.d: Winter by Ali Smith
4. Alexi: The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry
5. Chaliepud: To Serve Them All My Days by R. F. Delderfield
6. Little Pixie: Touch Not The Cat by Mary Stewart
7. Frankie: Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

8. More Reading Time Required: The God of Small Things by Arundathi Roy

9. Ben: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

 

Completed 7/9

 
Challenges by me:
1. Willoyd: Field Notes From A Hidden City by Esther Woolfson
2. Madeleine: How To Stop Time by Matt Haig
3. Karen.d: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
4. Alexi: Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters
5. Chaliepud: My Cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier
6. Little Pixie: A Far Cry From Kensington by Muriel Spark
7. Frankie: Miss Hargreaves by Frank Baker

8. More Reading Time Required: Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell

9. Ben: Good Morning, Midnight by Jean Rhys

 

Completed 2/9

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