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The Book Thief - Marcus Zusak

Fool's Fate - Robin Hobb

The Pursuit of God - A W Tozer

Celebration of Discipline - Richard Foster

Simply Christian - Tom Wright

Evil and the Justice of God - N. T. Wright

Ian Rankin - A Cool Head

Spectacles - a memoir - Sue Perkins

A Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood


Currently reading:


The Various Haunts of Men - Susan Hill

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Unread books on the bookshelf:

Acquired pre 2011

  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. The French Lieutenant's woman
  6. The Essential tales of Chekhov
  7. A Winter's tale
  8. Othello
  9. The Merchant of Venice
  10. Julius Caesar
  11. Twelfth night
  12. Collected works of Tennyson

Begin year size: 12
End year size: 

Acquired 2011

  1. Clean Code - Robert Martin
  2. Blodwen Jones a'r aderyn prin - Bethan Gwenas (a novel for welsh learners)


Begin year size: 2
End year size: 

Acquired 2013:


  1. The Four Loves - C S Lewis
  2. Pilgrim's Progress - John Bunyan
  3. The Trial - Franz Kafka (audio)


Begin year size: 3
End year size: 


Acquired 2014:


  1. Philosophy of Mind: Classical and Contemporary Readings - Edited by David Chalmers
  2. Godric - Frederick Buechner


Begin year size: 2
End year size: 


Books acquired 2015:

  1. Ian Rankin - A Cool Head
  2. Ian Rankin - Watchmen
  3. Pam Rhodes - Letting Go
  4. Susan Hill - The Various Haunts of Men
  5. Charles Dickens - A Tale of Two Cities
  6. JoJo Moyes - The Girl You Left Behind
  7. The Book Thief - Marcus Zusak

  8. The Road Less Traveled

  9. Philosophy of Science. A very short introduction.

Begin year size: 9

End year size: 


Total Begin year size: 28

Max size: 28
Min size: 28
Current Size: 27
End year size: 

Edited by ~Andrea~

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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
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
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

Faber, Michael - The Crimson petal and the White recommended

Foster, Richard - Celebration of Discipline

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

Jerome, Jerome K - My Life and Times

Jefferson Farjeon, J - Mystery in White recommended

Kasasian, M.R.C. - The Mangle Street Murders recommended (read by Emma Gregory)

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

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

Lennox, John - Seven Days that Divide the World.

London, Jack - White Fang

Mandel, John - Station Eleven recommended

Marion, Issac - Warm Bodies recommended
McKinley, Robin - Sunshine
Mercer, Jeremy - Books, Baguettes & Bedbugs
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)
Pargeter, Edith - The Heaven Tree

Penny, Stef - The Tenderness of Wolves recommended
Rayner, Jay - The Oyster House Siege

Sachar, Louis - There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom - recommended

Taylor, Jodie - Just One Damned Thing After Another - recommended

Tolkein - LOTR 

Tremayne, S.K - The Ice Twins recommended

Trueman, Terry - Stuck in neutral
Trigell, Jonathan - Boy A

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

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

Edited by ~Andrea~

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Goals for the year

  • Read at least 2 books from pre 2011 TBR including one Shakespeare
  • Finish Philosophy of Mind
  • Finish Clean Code
  • Finish Godric
  • Read more than 10 books which is all I managed last year! OK Let's try and aim for 15 this time!
  • TBR pile should shrink not grow like it did last year
Edited by ~Andrea~

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I have The Woman in White on my bookshelf too,  I loved The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins so I have high hopes for it  :smile: I love The Book Thief too, I hope you're enjoying it! Good luck reaching your goals this year :readingtwo:  ​ ​

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Happy Reading in 2016 Andrea!  :hug: Hope you enjoy your reading :) xx Glad you're enjoying The Book Thief.

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I finished The Book Thief a few days ago. I loved this book. The writing is wonderful, the characters wonderful but I did think it went on a little too long at the end  :lurker:

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I'm glad you liked it :). Shame the last part dragged a bit for you. I didn't really notice it myself, I loved the book. I'm glad you like the book though despite the bit at the end dragging.

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Glad you enjoyed The Book Thief. Haven't read it myself in a few years but I know I absolutely loved it, so I've been considering re-reading it for a while.

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Thanks both.


My reading is going well so far this year. I think my mojo is back. I'm loving the Robin Hobb, and managing to read some every day.

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Well my reading has been rubbish this year. I did finish the Robin Hobb and then started The Beach by Alex Garland (a re-read) but somehow my heart just isn't in it. It's been a bit of a stressy up and down year for me so far, and that hasn't helped my reading, but well, at least life's not boring!  :wacko:


Yup just checked - that's two books I've read and we're in July. Awesome  :roll:

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Awww, I hope you'll be able to read more soon. Sorry it's been a stressful and up and down year for you so far :(. I hope the second half of the year will be better for you.

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Oh no, hope you feel better and less stressy soon. It's hard to relax and enjoy a book when your head's not in the right place for it. :console:

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