100+ Wonderful Books to Enjoy!

The Books in My Life 2005 – 2009

I like reading.

I like reading a lot!

Maybe, you’ll enjoy some of these books as much as I did!

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The Tenderness of WolvesSteffPenney
One False MoveHarlanCoben
Fatal AttractionCarolSmith
The First CasualtyBenElton
A Redbird ChristmasFannieFlagg
Dangerous GamesSallySpencer
Foolish MortalsJenniferJohnston
Death Under the DryerSimonBrett
Sins of the FathersSallySpencer
Cold PursuitJudithCutler
Love FallsEstherFreud
The Paper ChaseJulianSymonds
Blackstone and the TigerSallySpencer
The Narrowing CircleJulianSymonds
Twilight HourCarolSmith
Death WatchSallySpencer
Gone to GroundJohnHarvey
When Will There be Good News?KateAtkinson
Dead Man’s FootstepsPeterJames
Final DemandDeborahMoggach
Grief EncountersStuartPawson
Dying FallSallySpencer
Oxford KnotVeronicaStallwood
Oxford ShiftVeronicaStallwood
Hold TightHarlanCoben
The Good Husband of Zebra DriveAlexanderMcCall Smith
Heavenly DateAlexanderMcCall Smith
One Good TurnKateAtkinson
Agatha Raisin and the Spoonful of PoisonMCBeaton
Tea Time for Traditional LadiesAlexanderMcCall Smith
A Cure for All EvilsReginaldHill
The Book of MurderGuillermoMartinez
The Necropolis RailwayAndrewMartin
La’s Orchestra Saves the WorldAlexanderMcCall Smith
Death of a Travelling ManMCBeaton
Agatha Raisin and the Haunted HouseMCBeaton
Death of a GluttonMCBeaton
A Mortal CuriosityAnnGranger
Agatha Raisin & the Wizard of EveshamMCBeaton
True Confessions of Adrian Albert MoleSueTownsend
The BeaconSusanHill
The World According to BertieAlexanderMcCall Smith
The Uncommon ReaderAlanBennett
The Blackpool HighflyerAndrewMartin


The Naming of the DeadIanRankin
The FloodIanRankin
Not Dead EnoughPeterJames
Rattling the BonesAnnGranger
Without WarningCarolSmith
Not in the FleshRuthRendell
Kiss Me DeadlySusanKearney
Everything in the GardenJoVerity
Murder in MindLyndonStacey
The Final DetailHarlanCoben
Now May You WeepDeborahCrombie
To the HiltDickFrancis
Hit and RunCathStaincliffe
Promise MeHarlanCoben
In the DarkDeborahMoggach
Angus DreamsAlexanderMcCall Smith
Strangers on a TrainPatriciaHighsmith
Can’t Wait to Get to HeavenFannieFlagg
Life SentenceJudithCutler
Exit MusicIanRankin
Gentlemen and PlayersJoanneHarris
Dying to SinStephenBooth
The Lollipop ShoesJoanneHarris
The Weight of WaterAnitaShreve
No Cure for DeathHazelHolt
Six to One AgainstLyndonStacey
Death in the FamilyHazelHolt
The Watchful EyePriscillaMasters
The Stabbing in the StablesSimonBrett
Water Like a StoneDeborahCrombie
The Spa DecameronFayWeldon
Cold HeartLyndaLa Plante
Fly in the OintmentAnneFine
Bitter BlueCathStaincliffe
The Water’s LovelyRuthRendell
Oxford DoubleVeronicaStallwood
Digging to AmericaAnneTyler
Oxford MourningVeronicaStallwood
Stone KillerSallySpencer
Death and the Oxford BoxVeronicaStallwood
The Safe HouseNicciFrench
Oxford FallVeronicaStallwood
Cold in the EarthAnneGranger
The MinotaurBarbaraVine
The Chameleon’s ShadowMinetteWalters


One Last BreathStephenBooth
Blue Shoes and HappinessAlexanderMcCall Smith
Past MortemBenElton
The LighthousePDJames
Looking Good DeadPeterJames
Cloud Castle LakeVladimirNabokov
Raking the AshesAnneFine
Blind to the BonesStephenBooth
This is Your LifeJohnO’Farrell
In a Dark HouseDeborahCrombie
Shooting ElvisStuartPawson
Darkest FearHarlanCoben
The Tremor of ForgeryPatriciaHighsmith
Friends, Lovers, ChocolateAlexanderMcCall Smith
Cold BloodLyndaLa Plante
Snow BlindPJTracy
An Unnatural Interest in CorpsesAnnGranger
Wings Over the WatcherPriscillaMasters
Agatha Raisin and the Deadly DanceMCBeaton
Blood on the TongueStephenBooth
Agatha Raisin and the Wellspring of DeathMCBeaton
River DeepPriscillaMasters
Grace and TruthJenniferJohnston
A Bit of EarthRebeccaSmith
The Risk of DarknessSusanHill
Espresso TalesAlexanderMcCall Smith
Innocent BloodPDJames
Chart ThrobBenElton
In the Midnight HourMichelleSpring
Love Over ScotlandAlexanderMcCall Smith
Labyrinth (well a lot of it)KateMosse
Light on SnowAnitaShreve
A Wedding in DecemberAnitaShreve
The WoodsHarlanCoben
Deadly FriendsStuartPawson
The Death of DalzielReginaldHill
Let It BleedIanRankin
The Red DahliaLyndaLa Plante


The Hearts and Lives of MenFayWeldon
Revenge of the Middle-Aged WomanElizabethBuchan
The Seven SistersMargaretDrabble
Vanishing PointCarolSmith
Trial and Retribution VILyndaLa Plante
Drop ShotHarlanCoben
No Second ChanceHarlanCoben
Fade AwayHarlanCoben
Back SpinHarlanCoben
Above SuspicionLyndaLa Plante
That Way Murder LiesAnnGranger
The Time Traveler’s WifeAudreyNifenegger
Trial and Retribution IILyndaLa Plante
Other People’s ChildrenJoannaTrollope
Over the EdgeStuartPawson
Black DogStephenBooth
Bridget Jones: Edge of ReasonHelenFielding
Bridget Jones’ DiaryHelenFielding
The Dead PlaceStephenBooth
Night WindowsJonathanSmith
Home TruthsDavidLodge
With No-one as WitnessElizabethGeorge
Dead RunPJTracy
Welcome to the World, Baby GirlFannieFlagg
End in TearsRuthRendell
A Short History of Tractors in UkrainianMarinaLewycka
44 Scotland StreetAlexanderMcCall Smith
Various MiraclesCarolShields
Land of the LivingNicciFrench
The Oxford MurdersGuillermoMartinez
Secret SmileNicciFrench
Standing in the RainbowFannieFlagg
Dead SimplePeterJames
Driving in the DarkDeborahMoggach
The Stranger HouseReginaldHill
The LamentsGeorgeHagen
The Various Haunts of MenSusanHill
Oxford LettersVeronicaStallwood
The InnocentHarlanCoben
Dancing with the VirginsStephenBooth
The Ex-WivesDeborahMoggach
Hidden DepthsJoyceHolms
The Pure in HeartSusanHill


The Murder RoomPDJames
Limestone CowboyStuartPawson
Tooth and NailIanRankin
Happy Birthday and All ThatRebeccaSmith
The Little FriendDonnaTartt
A Ghost in the MachineCarolineGraham
Ghost ChildrenSueTownsend
Resurrection MenIanRankin
The Secret HistoryDonnaTartt
Good Morning MidnightReginaldHill
No Laughing MatterBettyRowlands
The FallsIanRankin
Hidden AgendaCarolSmith
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop CaféFannieFlagg
In the Company of Cheerful LadiesAlexanderMcCall Smith
A Good HangingIanRankin
The No. 1 Ladies Detective AgencyAlexanderMcCall Smith
Sweet VenomBettyRowlands
Set in DarknessIanRankin
Laughing BoyStuartPawson
Live BaitPJTracy
Bones and SilenceReginaldHill
The Sunday Philosophy ClubAlexanderMcCall Smith
The Russian InterpreterMichaelFrayn
Tears of the GiraffeAlexanderMcCall Smith
And Justice, There is NoneDeborahCrombie
Small IslandAndreaLevy
Mixing with MurderAnnGranger
The Great GatsbyF ScottFitzgerald
Thirteen Steps DownRuthRendell
The UnicornIrisMurdoch
The Sea HouseEstherFreud
Fleshmarket CloseIanRankin
The Last Family in EnglandMattHaig
Peerless FlatsEstherFreud
The WildEstherFreud
Things We Thought Were TrueNicciGerrard
The Two Pound TramWilliamNewton
Tell No OneHarlanCoben
Just One LookHarlanCoben
Cold ShoulderLyndaLa Plante
Trial and Retribution VLyndaLa Plante
Adrian Mole and the Weapons of Mass DestructionSueTownsend

So then there was 2010 to 2019 but that’s another story!



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