All the Books we have Read so far this Year

…because we forget. And because finishing books is great, whether we review them here or not, and should occasion stickers and gold stars.


1666: Plague, War and Hellfire – Rebecca Rideal

One Night in Winter – Sinom Sebag Montefiore

Mapp and Lucia – E. F. Benson

Leningrad Under Siege – Ales Adamovich and Daniil granin

Dominion – C J Sansom

Nutshell – Ian McEwan

The Reader on the 6.27 – Jean-Paul Didierlaurent

Lady Jane Grey – Eric ives

Stargazing – Peter Hill

To Say Nothing of the Dog – Connie Willis


The Magic Toyshop – Angela Carter

Silence of the Grave – Arnaldur Indriðason

All Passion Spent – Vita Sackville-West

A Question of Upbringing (Vol.1 A Dance to the Music of Time) – Anthony Powell

Last Rituals – Yrsa Sigurdardottir

Rupture – Ragnar Jónasson

Voices – Arnaldur Indriðason

The Quiet American – Graham Greene

The Man on the Balcony – Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö

The Story of a New Name – Elena Ferrante

The Strange Library – Haruki Murakami

Narcissism for Beginners – Martine McDonagh

Those who Leave and those who Stay – Elena Ferrante

The Glorious Heresies – Lisa McInerney

Wild Strawberries – Angela Thirkell

Under the Udala Trees – Chinelo Okparanta

Swing Time – Zadie Smith

Madame Solario – Gladys Huntington

The Talented Mr Ripley – Patricia Highsmith

Klingsor’s Last Summer – Hermann Hesse