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Andrea's books 2014

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2013

2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007

Read:

 

The Mad Ship - Robin Hobb (15/01/14)

Room - Emma Donaghue (audio) (25/01/14)

The Secret History - Donna Tartt (8/02/14)

Above Suspicion - Lynda La Plant (audio) (11/02/14)

Six Easy Pieces - Richard Feynman (24/02/14)

Bonkers - Jennifer Saunders (audio) (05/03/14)

The Sandman: Preludes and Nocturnes - Neil Gaiman (graphic novel) (08/03/14 - unfinished!)

The Soldier's Return - Melvyn Bragg (16/03/14 - unfinished)

The Graveyard Shift - Neil Gaiman (14/03/14)

The Case for Christ - Lee Strobel

Through The Looking Glass - Lewis Carrol (05/05/14)

The Sunday Philosophy Club - Alexander McCall Smith (audio) (14/05/14)

Freed For Life - Rita Nightingale (18/05/14)

The Martian - Andy Wier (19/07/14)

Ship of Destiny - Robin Hobb (21/09/14)

Odd Thomas - Dean Koontz (29/10/14)

Fool's Errand - Robin Hobb (20/11/14)

The Magician's Nephew - C.S.Lewis (3/12/14)

The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe - C.S.Lewis (8/12/14)

 

Currently reading:

 

Philosophy of Mind: Classical and Contemporary Readings

King Solomon's Carpet - Barbara Vine

The Trial - Franz Kafka

Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn

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Unread books on the bookshelf:

Acquired pre 2009

1 Minnette Walters - The shape of snakes
2 Logic - A very short introduction
3 Wilkie Collins The Woman in White
4 Chaucer - The Canterbury Tales (modern translation)
5 Through the looking glass - Lewis Carrol
6 Damaged - Cathy Glass
7 The French Lieutenant's woman
8 The Essential tales of Chekhov
9 Othello
10 The Merchant of Venice
11 Julius Caesar
12 Twelfth night
13 A Winter's tale

Begin year size: 13
End year size: 12

Acquired 2009

1 The Soldier's return - Melvyn Bragg
2 Collected works of Tennyson

Begin year size: 2
End year size: 1

Books acquired 2011

1 Clean Code - Robert Martin
2 Six easy pieces - Richard Feynmann
3 Blodwen Jones a'r aderyn prin - Bethan Gwenas (a novel for welsh learners

4 The Case for Christ - Lee Strobel

Begin year size: 4
End year size: 2

Books acquired 2012

1. The Thoughts and Happenings of Wilfred Price, Purveyor of Superior Funerals - Wendy Jones (xmas)

Begin year size: 1
End year size: 0

 

Books acquired 2013:

 

1. The Four Loves - C S Lewis

2. Pilgrim's Progress - John Bunyan

3. The Secret History - Donna Tartt

4. Room - Emma Donahue (audio)

5. The Sunday Philosophy Club - Alexander McCall Smith (audio)

6. Above Suspicion - Lynda La Plant (audio)

7. Bonkers - Jennifer Saunders (audio)

8. The Trial - Franz Kafka (audio)

9. Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death - M. C. Beaton (Audio dramatisation)

10. Agatha Raisin and the Vicious Vet - - M. C. Beaton (Audio dramatisation)

 

Begin year size: 10
End year size: 3

 

Books acquired 2014:

 

1. The Graveyard Shift - Neil Gaimon

2. King Solomon's Carpet - Barbara Vine

3. Philosophy of Mind: Classical and Contemporary Readings - Edited by David Chalmers

4. Odd Thomas - Dean Koontz

5. The Asylum - John Harwood

6. Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn

 

End year size: 3

Total Begin year size: 30
Max size: 32
Min size:
Current Size:
End year size: 22

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The Wish List
Ambrose, David - Superstition

Alexander, Denis - creation or evolution: do we have to choose?
Beah, Ishmael - Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
Bradbury, Ray - Farenheit 451
Bradbury, Ray - Something Wicked this way comes
Barker, Clive - Weaveworld

Brother Lawrence - The Practice of the Presence of God

Buechner, Fred - Godric
Bugan, Carmen - Burying the Typewriter
Challis, Sarah - Footprints in the sand

Chalmers, David J - Philopsphy of Mind - Contermporary and Classic Readings
Chamberlaine, Diane - The Midwife's confession recommended here
Chesterton, G K - Orthodoxy
Conran, Shirley - Savages
Coupland, Douglas - Microserfs/JPod

Coben, Harlan - Six Years recommended
Du Maurier, Daphne - Rebecca
Du Maurier, Daphne - The House on the Strand
Dunant, Sarah - Transgressions (recommended)
Dick, Philip K - A Scanner Darkly

Foster, Richard - Celebration of Discipline

Gaarder, Jostein - Sophie's World
Greene, Grahame - Brighton Rock
Greene, Grahame - The Third Man & The Fallen Idol

Gaiman, Neil - The Graveyard Book recommended
Harwood, John - The Asylum
Haugen, Gary (IJM) - Just Courage
Highsmith, Patricia - The Talented Mr Ripley
Hinton, Susan- Rumble Fish
Hodgson, Burnett Frances - The Secret Garden
Hodkin, Michelle -The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
Jerome, Jerome K - My Life and Times

Kempis, Thomas - The Imitation of Christ

Krauss, Nicole - Man walks into a Room recommended
Koontz, Dean - The Mask
Koontz, Dean - From The Corner Of His Eye
Koontz, Dean - False Memory
Koontz, Dean - Odd Thomas

Lennox, John - God's Undertaker: Has Science Buried God?

Lennox, John - Seven Days that Divide the World.

London, Jack - White Fang

Marion, Issac - Warm Bodies recommended
McKinley, Robin - Sunshine
Mercer, Jeremy - Books, Baguettes & Bedbugs
Milne, A. A. Winnie the Pooh - complete short stories and poems
Mitchell, Margaret - Gone With the Wind
Moran, Caitlin - How to be a Woman recommended

Moss, Sarah - Night Waking recommended
Moyes, Jojo - Me Before You
Moyes, Jojo - The Last Letter From Your Lover recommended
Neville, Adam - Apartment 16

Semple, Maria - Where'd you go Bernadette - recommended
Phillips, Caryl - A Distant Shore (recommended here)
Pargeter, Edith - The Heaven Tree

Penny, Stef - The Tenderness of Wolves recommended
Rayner, Jay - The Oyster House Siege
Tolkein - LOTR
Trueman, Terry - Stuck in neutral
Trigell, Jonathan - Boy A

Vine, Barbara - King Solomon's carpet recommended
Wheatley, Dennis - The Haunting of Toby Jugg

Winter, Tom - Lost and Found recommended
Wyndham, John - The Kraken awakes
Watson, S J - Before I go to sleep
Ruiz Zafon, Carlos - The Shadow Of The Wind
Ruiz Zafon, Carlos - The Angel's Game
Ryan, Carrie - The Forest Of Hands & Teeth
Wroblewski, David - The story of Edgar Sawtelle
Zusak, Markus - The Book Thief

Zevin, Gabrielle - The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry recommended

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reading goals: (work in progress)

 

By the end of Jan:

The Mad Ship - Robin Hobb

The Secret History - Donna Tartt

 

By the end of Feb:

Six Easy Pieces - Richard Feynman

 

This year:

Damaged - Cathy Glass

Ship of Destiny - Robin Hobb

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Best of luck in the coming year Andrea  .

 

You have some good books on your wish list . Edgar Sawtelle, I loved . Of course, Rebecca ( I just bought a copy for my Kindle for a re-read sometime .

 

The Toby Jugg one sounded so good, I put a sample on my Kindle,so will probably end up buying it .. there I go already ! My no more books rule down the drain before the year starts .  :doh:

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Yes they are , Andrea !     Just bought the Toby Jugg one . :D

If I were better organized, I should write down the name of the person whose list I got the book from, then I would remember after reading it .  I'm not very organized, though , so I'll save that for someone else if they want to do it .

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Happy reading in 2014, Andrea.  Nice to see your wish list - I have far too many books on my wish list to be able to put them all in a single post! :D

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Happy New Year and Happy Reading in 2014 Andrea! :)

 

Your wishlist is vast but your TBR is totally under control which is just as it should be. I seem to have got it the other way around (though my wishlist isn't exactly under control  :blush2:)

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Thanks Poppyshake. Happy new year to you too.

 

I have to keep my TBR under control because I am a slow reader. I'm quite impulsive and used to just buy books when I wanted them and then they would languish on my shelves, never again tempting me bringing me nothing but guilt. Now I've replaced my impulse buys with additions to the wish list. It's a lot cheaper :D

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Happy new year and happy reading in 2014!

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There are four readers: Michal Friedman, Ellen Archer, Suzanne Toren, Robert Petkoff (although I've only heard 3 voices so far). I don't know who is narrating Jack. I thought I'd find the childish voice irritating after a while but I haven't, perhaps because the story is so compelling.

 

I'm loving it so far :)

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Just noticed The Secret History is the Jan reading circle so I'm going to join in once I've finished The Mad Ship!!

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Room by Emma Donaghue is awesome!! I'm about half way through and it's so gripping and brilliantly read by the readers, especially the one reading for Jack.

 

I've also nearly finished The Mad Ship so should be able to start The Secret History for the reading circle today :D

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That's great to hear! I have Room on my TBR as well as some of Robin Hobb's books. I hope you enjoy The Secret History :).

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Thanks both.

 

I finished The Mad Ship a couple of days ago. It was very good but very long (900 pages) and I did feel it was a bit slow in the middle. I enjoyed it but felt it could have been shorter. I almost think there are just too many characters and too much going on in this story at times.

 

Started The Secret History by Donna Tartt. So far so good.

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I finished The Mad Ship a couple of days ago. It was very good but very long (900 pages) and I did feel it was a bit slow in the middle. I enjoyed it but felt it could have been shorter. I almost think there are just too many characters and too much going on in this story at times.

 

Started The Secret History by Donna Tartt. So far so good.

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Thanks, that's good to keep in mind! I look forward to see how I'll get on when I start the series (now that I finished WoT I can start a new fantasy series..). I hope you enjoy The Secret History all the way through :).

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