Reading list 2010

This page lists the books I’ve read this year (I got the idea from Lucy Mangan).  If I post a review of one, I’ll link to it below.


1. No books started but not finished (don’t really do this, but just in case).

2. Re-reads to be identified, together with number of times read (because I want to start counting).


  1. Charity Girl by Georgette Heyer
  2. Frederica by Georgette Heyer
  3. Bath Tangle by Georgette Heyer
  4. The Unquiet by John Connolly
  5. How to Paint a Dead Man by Sarah Hall
  6. The Twelve by Stuart Neville
  7. Doors Open by Ian Rankin
  8. Angela Carter’s Book of Fairytales
  9. Ordinary Thunderstorms by William Boyd
  10. Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyers (2d time, urrrgh)
  11. How to Sell by Clancy Martin
  12. Peace by Richard Bausch
  13. An Experiment in Love by Hilary Mantel (prob about 6th time)
  14. Gold by Dan Rhodes
  15. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
  16. Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
  17. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel (2nd time)
  18. The Cats of Seroster by Robert Westall (2nd time since being a grown up)
  19. The Card by Arnold Bennett (about 8th time)
  20. Singularity by Charlotte Grimshaw
  21. Ghosts and Lightning by Trevor Byrne
  22. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
  23. Lace by Shirley Conran
  24. The Girl who played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
  25. Love and Summer by William Trevor
  26. Brooklyn by Colm Toibin
  27. Nightingale Wood by Stella Gibbons
  28. The Quickening Maze by Adam Foulds
  29. Columbine by Dave Cullen
  30. Whoops!  Why Everyone owes Everyone, and No-One can Pay by John Lanchester
  31. Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks (2nd time)
  32. Trespass by Rose Tremain
  33. Will You Please Be Quiet, Please by Raymond Carver
  34. Dream Story by Arthur Schnitzler
  35. A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore
  36. Tamburlaine Must Die by Louise Welsh (3rd time)
  37. The Ladies of Grace Adieu by Susanna Clarke (5th time)
  38. Heartland by Anthony Cartwright
  39. The Satanic Verses by Salam Rushdie (about 15th time)
  40. Whatever He Wants by M St. Goar
  41. The Rector’s Wife by Joanna Trollope (2nd time)
  42. The Infinite Wisdom of Harriet Rose by Diana Janney (2nd time)
  43. The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill
  44. My Secret Garden by Nancy Friday
  45. The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster
  46. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
  47. Espedair Street by Iain Banks
  48. The Bridge by Iain Banks
  49. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson
  50. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  51. The Innocent by Ian McEwan
  52. The Nonesuch by Georgette Heyer
  53. Cousin Kate by Georgette Heyer
  54. Venetia by Georgette Heyer
  55. This is How by MJ Hyland
  56. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  57. Cockroach by Rawi Hage
  58. The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ by Phillip Pullman
  59. Solar by Ian McEwan
  60. The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
  61. The Death of Bunny Munroe by Nick Cave
  62. A Mortal Curiosity by Ann Granger (officially the worst book I have ever read)
  63. Body Surfing by Anita Shreve
  64. A room swept white by Sophie Hannah
  65. The Taste of Sorrow by Jude Morgan

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