My Life in Books 2010 – Present

This is a list of the books I have read since records began.

I shamelessly stole this idea from Eva Harmoni. You may think that it is boring to read a list of books but you might get some ideas, try the book and be pleasantly surprised.

Or, you may be the type of person I am, who loves reading lists and even reads the Phone Book when there is nothing better to hand…

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The Clockmaker’s DaughterKateMorton
Big Little LiesLianeMoriarty
What Alice ForgotLianeMoriarty
Nine Perfect StrangersLianeMoriarty
The Vanishing Act of Esme LennoxMaggieO’Farrell
Fear the WorstLinwoodBarclay
Saints of the Shadow BibleIanRankin
Wrong Way HomeIsabelleGrey
The Music ShopRachelJoyce


The Good TerroristDorisLessing
No Time for GoodbyeLinwoodBarclay
The Grass HarpTrumanCapote
The Other Mrs WalkerMaryPaulson-Ellis
Need You DeadPeterJames
Too Close to HomeLinwoodBarclay
Beau DeathPeterLovesey
Find MeJSMonroe
A Question of IdentitySusanHill
Madensky SquareEvaIbbotson
The Murder RoadStephenBooth
Cuckoo’s CallingRobertGalbraith
Dead in the DarkStephenBooth
Nothing Stays BuriedPJTracy
Dead if You Don’tPeterJames
No Safe HouseLinwoodBarclay


The Mistletoe Murder and other storiesPDJames
Mary PoppinsPLTravers
The Essex SerpentSarahPerry
My Family and Other AnimalsGeraldDurrell
Love You DeadPeterJames
A Bird in the HandAnnCleeves
A Spool of Blue ThreadAnnTyler
The Mermaids SingingValMcDermid
Augustus Carp EsqHenry HowarthBashford
The Girl on the TrainPaulaHawkins
Want You DeadPeterJames
The TobaccanistRobertSeethaler
The Silk WeaverLizTrenow
The Children of Green KnoweLucy MBoston
Into the WaterPaulaHawkins
A Room Full of BonesEllieGriffiths
Poor Tom is Cold (Murdoch Mysteries)MaureenJennings
Cold KillPJTracey
Mad Hatter’s HolidayPeterLovesey
A Banquet of ConsequencesElizabethGeorge
My Uncle SilasHEBates


The ReaperPeterLovesey
Grave StonesPriscillaMasters
The Snow GardenRachelJoyce
Down Among the Dead MenPeterLovesey
Great ExpectationsCharlesDickens
The Corpse BridgeStephenBooth
The False Inspector DewPeterLovesey
The GoldfinchDonnaTartt
A Christmas CarolCharlesDickens
Murder on the Short ListPeterLovesey
On the EdgePeterLovesey
A Case of SpiritsPeterLovesey
Swing, Swing TogetherPeterLovesey
State of WonderAnnPatchett
Grandmother’s FootstepsCarolSmith
Harbour StreetAnneCleeves
Dead in the WaterAnnGranger
Jeeves in the OffingPGWodehouse
Great ExpectationsCharlesDickens
The Evil SeedJoanneHarris
The Enchanted AprilElizabethvon Arnim
Wigs on the GreenNancyMitford
Vinegar GirlAnneTyler
Wobble to DeathPeterLovesey
Rough CiderPeterLovesey
Another One Goes TonightPeterLovesey
Me Before YouJojoMoyes


The Lost Diaries of Adrian MoleSueTownsend
Believing the LieElizabethGeorge
CopsfordJ. WalterMurray
The BolterFrancesOsborne
Miracle CureHarlanCoben
The Woman who Went to Bed for a YearSueTownsend
Miss MappEFBenson
Aunts Aren’t GentlemenPGWodehouse
Diamond DustPeterLovesey
Mapp and LuciaEFBenson
And the Mountains EchoedKhalidHosseini
The City of London 1815 -1890 DavidKynaston
Clean CutLyndaLa Plante
The Kite RunnerKhalidHosseini
The VaultPeterLovesey
All Shall Be WellDeborahCrombie
Upon a Dark NightPeterLovesey
A Prey to MurderAnneCleeves
Fifty Years in the Fiction FactoryJuliaJones
The Adventures of Margery AllinghamJuliaJones
The Crime at Black DudleyMargeryAllingham
The Haunting of GhostsAnneCleeves
A God in RuinsKateAtkinson
We are All Completely Beside OurselvesKaren JoyFowler
Murder at the BrightwellAshleyWeaver
The Soul of DiscretionSusanHill
The Testimony of the Hanged ManAnnGranger
Best Served ColdSallySpencer
You Are DeadPeterJames
Unexplained LaughterAliceThomas Ellis
Dark CornersRuthRendell
The Final CurtainPriscillaMasters


Smoke AlarmPriscillaMasters
Telling TalesAnnCleeves
Already DeadStephenBooth
The Last DectectivePeterLovesey
The Glass RoomAnnCleeves
No Mark Upon HerDeborahCrombie
Dead Man’s TimePeterJames
The Beginner’s GoodbyeAnneTyler
Daisy Fay and the Miracle ManFannieFlagg
Diamond SolitairePeterLovesey
An Expert in MurderNicolaUpson
Kissing the DemonsKateEllis
Five Star BillionaireTashAw
The Morville HoursKatherineSwift
Life after LifeKateAtkinson
The House SitterPeterLovesey
Night Train to LisbonPascalMercier
The Harmony Silk FactoryTashAw
The Norfolk MysteryIanSamson
Rack, Ruin and MurderAnnGranger
The Secret HangmanPeterLovesey
The Sleeping and the DeadAnnCleeves
A Question of IdentitySusanHill
Silent Skies, Gliders at War 1939-1945TimLynch
Arnhem, the Landing Grounds and OosterbeekFrankSteer
The SummonsPeterLovesey
Dead WaterAnnCleeves
Want You DeadPeterJames
Supping with the DevilSallySpencer


The Betrayal of TrustSusanHill
Hidden DepthsAnnCleeves
Silent VoicesAnnCleeves
Bel CantoAnn Patchett
The Rose of SebastopolKatharineMcMahon
Cops to CorpsePeterLovesey
The Girl with the Dragon TattooSteigLarsson
The Only Way Was EssexSpikeMays
Not Dead YetPeterJames
The Saturday Big Tent Wedding PartyAlexanderMcCall Smith
Diary of a NobodyGeorge & WeedonGrossmith
A Judgement in StoneRuthRendell
Shake Hands ForeverRuthRendell
Merivel – A Man of His TimeRoseTremain
Encarnita’s JourneyJoanLingard
The Great GatsbyF ScottFitzgerald
Kissing the Gunner’s DaughterRuthRendell
The Restraint of BeastsMagnusMills
The Speaker of MandarinRuthRendell
Standing in Another Man’s GraveIanRankin
Full CirclePamelaOldfield
The Constant PrincessPhilippaGregory
Two EvilsPJTracy
The Devil’s EdgeStephenBooth
Arnhem LiftLouisHagen
The Funeral BoatKateEllis
The Jackal ManKateEllis
The Tooth TattooPeterLovesey
Frozen CharlottesPriscillaMasters
Where Memories LieDeborahCrombie
Watching the GhostsKateEllis
The HeadhuntersPeterLovesey


A Perfect DeathKateEllis
The Hanging in the HotelSimonBrett
The Dog Who Came In From The ColdAlexanderMcCall Smith
Killing the ShadowsValMcDermid
Great ExpectationsCharlesDickens
The Shadows in the StreetSusanHill
This Body of DeathElizabethGeorge
The Snow ChildEowynIvey
The Torso in the TownSimonBrett
Lost RiverStephenBooth
The SnowmanJoNesbo
The Messiah SecretJamesBecker
Dead Man’s GripPeterJames
The Devil’s StarJoNesbo
Skeleton HillPeterLovesey
Echoes of the DeadSallySpencer
The Five People You Meet in HeavenMitchAlbom
The Book ThiefMarkusZusak
Live WireHarlanCoben
The Crow TrapAnnCleeves
Behind the Scenes at the MuseumKateAtkinson
Red BonesAnnCleeves
The LeopardJoNesbo
White NightsAnnCleeves
Blue LightningAnnCleeves


The Dead Hand of HistorySallySpencer
The Body on the BeachSimonBrett
A Cotswold KillingRebeccaTope
Dead Like YouPeterJames
A Cotswold OrdealRebeccaTope
The Grave TattooValMcDermid
The Careful Use of ComplimentsAlexanderMcCall Smith
Play to KillPJTracy
The Witness at the WeddingSimonBrett
The HelpKathrynStockett
Started Early, Took My DogKateAtkinson
The Dangerous Edge of ThingsCandidaLycett Green
The Small HandSusanHill
The Winter GhostsKateMosse
One DayDavidNicholls
The Monster in the BoxRuthRendell
Blood in the CotswoldsRebeccaTope
Love and SummerWilliamTrevor
Midnight FugueReginaldHill
The Charming Quirks of OthersAlexanderMcCall Smith
When Will There be Good News?KateAtkinson
The Flesh TailorKateEllis
Death on the DownsSimonBrett
The RedeemerJoNesbo
Corduroy MansionsAlexanderMcCall Smith
The Bad QuartoJillPaton Walshe
The Hill BachelorsWilliamTrevor
A Very Private MurderStuartPawson
A Fool There WasBettyRowlands
Pretend You Don’t See HerMaryHiggins Clark
A Stranger is WatchingMaryHiggins Clark


The Merchant’s HouseKateEllis
The Tin MenMichaelFrayn
Oxford ProofVeronicaStallwood
An Unhallowed GraveKateEllis
Sweets from MoroccoJoVerity
Murder at Deviation JunctionAndrewMartin
The Kill CallStephenBooth
Seeking the DeadKateEllis
Playing With BonesKateEllis
The Shining SkullKateEllis
Murder in MidwinterLesleyCookman
Blackstone and the New WorldSallySpencer
The Vows of SilenceSusanHill
A Time to DieHazelHolt
Oxford MenaceVeronicaStallwood
Disordered MindsMinetteWalters
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie SocietyMary AnnShaffer
The Armada BoyKateEllis
The Blood PitKateEllis
The Birthday PresentBarbaraVine
Dead TomorrowPeterJames
The Story of Lucy GaultWilliamTrevor
A Change in AltitudeAnitaShreve
Two CaravansMarinaLewycka
Blood at the BookiesSimonBrett
Boy Meets GirlAliSmith
Death of a WitchMCBeaton
Mud, Muck and Dead ThingsAnnGranger
Truth will OutPamelaOldfield
Truth or FictionJenniferJohnston
Doors OpenIanRankin
Case HistoriesKateAtkinson
A Better Quality of MurderAnnGranger
Our Precious LuluAnneFine
A Presumption of DeathDorothy LSayers & Jill Paton Walshe
Oxford ShadowsVeronicaStallwood
The ComplaintsIanRankin
The Comfort of SaturdaysAlexanderMcCall Smith
The Children of DynmouthWilliamTrevor
Long LostHarlanCoben
The Poisoning in the PubSimonBrett
Necessary as BloodDeborahCrombie
The Painted DoomKateEllis
Oscar Wilde and the Ring of DeathGylesBrandreth
Jack’s ShadowPamelaOldfield

Read them all ………..



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