I did this a few years ago and it kept me going, so I’m rolling it out again. We’re on 28 December when I first created this page, I’m currently reading Running Like a Girl and The Enchanted Castle. The first to get me back in the swing of running again and the latter because it’s Christmas and boy did I need some down-time reading.

I’m hoping for 52+ books this coming year, at least one a week. Care to join me? (This would help if WordPress hadn’t lost some of my books in a random edit, going back over the page history, I found some, but not all, that I’d added here.)

Currently reading:

Completed books:

  1. Braving the Wilderness, Brené Brown (audiobook)
  2. Love Warrior, Glennon Doyle Melton
  3. H is for Hawk, Helen Macdonald
  4. Mrs McGinty’s Dead, Agatha Christie (audiobook)
  5. A Far Cry From Kensington, Muriel Spark (audiobook)
  6. The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood (Book Club selection)
  7. Never Have Your Dog Stuffed, Alan Alda
  8. The Darling Buds of May, HE Bates (I re-read this every year, so I’m not sure it counts!)
  9. How To Break Up With Your Phone, Catherine Price
  10. Oh! To Be In England, HE Bates
  11. When The Green Woods Laugh, HE Bates
  12. Uncommon Type, Tom Hanks – well this was glorious, and I know what I’m using one of my audible credits for…
  13. A Wrinkle In Time, Madeleine L’Engle. Before watching it at the movies, I hope they don’t stuff it up.
  14. The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin (Book Club selection)
  15. Waiting to Exhale, Terry McMillan
  16. Spiritual Liberation, Michael Bernard Beckwith
  17. Strength in Stillness, Bob Roth – do not bother with this, it’s not a how to on Transcendental Meditation, it’s an advert.
  18. The Mysterious Affair At Styles, Agatha Christie (audiobook, brought it for Run For The Kids)
  19. Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern (Book Club selection)
  20. Remains of the Day, Kazuo Ishiguro
  21. They Do It With Mirrors, Agatha Christie (audiobook)
  22. An American Marriage, Tayari Jones (Book Club selection)
  23. Neverwhere, Neil Gaiman (audiobook)
  24. Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death and Jazz Chickens, Eddie Izzard (audiobook)
  25. How The Marquis Got His Coat Back, Neil Gaiman (short story)
  26. Cards On The Table, Agatha Christie (audiobook, brought for Run The Rock)
  27. Never Greener, Ruth Jones
  28. Heartburn, Nora Ephron
  29. The 5 Second Rule, Mel Robbins (audiobook)
  30. Wise Blood, Flannery O’Connor
  31. Own The Day, Own Your Life, Aubrey Marcus
  32. The Art of Asking, Amanda Palmer (audiobook)
  33. Mapp and Lucia, EF Benson
  34. The Snow Child, Eowyn Ivey (Book Club selection)
  35. A Tale of Two Families, Dodi Smith
  36. Stop Thinking, Start Living, Richard Carlson
  37. Hercule Poirot, Complete Short Stories (all 51 of them!), Agatha Christie
  38. Murder At The Vicarage, Agatha Christie (audiobook)
  39. 5 Second Rule, Mel Robbins – I brought the hardback as the audiobook was so good.
  40. The Versions of Us, Laura Barnett – like many of the books I add to my reading list, found when discussed on A Good Read – excellent podcast, but a Radio 4 program in the UK.
  41. Buddhism For The Unbelievably Busy, Meshel Laurie (audiobook)
  42. The Helene Hanff Omnibus, Helene Hanff (given to me by Patrick years ago, it moved out to Australia with me)
  43. Promise Me Dad, Joe Biden
  44. The Tattooist of Auschwitz, Heather Morris (Book Club selection)
  45. I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes With Death, Maggie O’Farrell
  46. Pretty Honest, Sali Hughes
  47. The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead
  48. Trouble in Paradise, Robert B. Parker (if anyone wants to buy me the box set of DVDs with Tom Selleck, thanks in advance)
  49. Four Respectable Ladies Seeking Part-time Husband, Barbara Toner (Book Club selection)
  50. The Gabriel Method, Jon Gabriel
  51. Lullaby, Leïla Slimani (Book Club selection)
  52. Mistral’s Daughter, Judith Krantz (because sometimes you need a bit of cheez)
  53. Lovers, Judith Krantz (ditto)
  54. The Two of Us, Sheila Hancock
  55. Not My Father’s Son, Alan Cumming (audiobook)
  56. American Wife, Curtis Sittenfeld
  57. Back, After The Break, Osher Günsberg
  58. A Legacy of Spices, John le Carré (this was lent to me by a colleague after a chat about books, another view of The Spy Who Came In From The Cold – really good).
  59. Where Am I Now, Mara Wilson
  60. Death In Paradise, Robert B. Parker
  61. The Namesake, Jhumpa Lahiri
  62. Stone Cold, Robert B. Parker
  63. Rising Strong, Brené Brown (audiobook)
  64. Mystery of the Blue Train, Agatha Christie (audiobook)
  65. Dare to Lead, Brené Brown (audiobook, and brought for seven people at work)
  66. The Golden Compass, Philip Pullman
  67. The Subtle Knife, Philip Pullman
  68. The Amber Spyglass, Philip Pullman
  69. The Family Board Meeting, Jim Shiels
  70. Reunion, Fred Uhlman
  71. Norse Mythology, Neil Gaiman
  72. When The Green Woods Laugh, HE Bates
  73. A Little of What You Fancy, HE Bates
  74. 4:50 From Paddington, Agatha Christie (audiobook)
  75. The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman – my first graphic novel completed! Loved it.
  76. How To Talk So Kids Will Listen, Adele Faber
  77. After The Funeral, Agatha Christie (audiobook)
  78. Neverwhere, Neil Gaiman
  79. Becoming, Michelle Obama (audiobook)
  80. Salt, Fat, Acid, HeatSalt, Fat, Acid, Heat, Samin Nosrat
  81. First, We Make the Beast Beautiful, Sarah Wilson

Couldn’t finish:

  1. Bedlam Stacks,  Natasha Pulley. Not for the want of trying either – I gave it four seperate goes and gave up. (Book club selection)