Books

Reading has always been a passion of mine, and making lists is another – so what better than to make a list of books that I’ve read?!  I’ve kept a list since 2001 of what I’ve been reading, so here goes:  I’ve linked to the ones that I’ve mentioned or reviewed.

2012

  1. Hostage – Paul & Rachel Chandler (7/10)
  2. Sarah’s Key – Tatiana de Rosnay – (8/10)
  3. The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox (5/10)
  4. The School for Husbands – Wendy Holden (5/10)
  5. Paths of Glory – Jeffrey Archer (8/10)
  6. How to Leave Twitter – Grace Dent (7/10)
  7. The Woman He Loved Before – Dorothy Koomson (8.5/10)
  8. The Lies We Told – Diane Chamberlain (8.5/10)
  9. Love Is On The Air – Jane Moore (7.5/10)
  10. Attachments – Rainbow Rowell (7/10)
  11. The Winter of Our Disconnect – Susan Maushart (7.5/10)
  12. About Last Night – Adele Parks (6/10)
  13. Before I Go To Sleep – SJ Watson (7.5/10)
  14. Memoirs of a Fruitcake – Chris Evans (8/10)
  15. Left Neglected – Lisa Genova (9/10)
  16. A Special Relationship – Douglas Kennedy (7.5/10)
  17. Absolutely Faking It – Tiana Templeman (8/10)
  18. Secrets She Left Behind – Diane Chamberlain (8.5/10)
  19. The Chocolate Run – Dorothy Koomson (3/10) (didn’t finish)
  20. Lone Wolf — Jodi Picoult (7.5/10)
  21. The Perfect Lie – Emily Barr (8/10)
  22. The Rose of Sebastopol – Katharine McMahon (9/10)
  23. Broken – Karin Slaughter (7/10)
  24. After The Party – Lisa Jewell (7/10)
  25. Pulling Myself Together – Denise Welch (6/10)
  26. Confessions of a Reluctant Recessionista – Amy Silver (7.5/10)
  27. Hospital Babylon – Imogen Edwards Jones (7/10)
  28. A Tale of Two Sisters – Anna Maxted (6/10)
  29. Breaking the Silence – Diane Chamberlain (10/10)
  30. The Patchwork Marriage – Jane Green (8/10)
  31. The Reckoning – Jane Casey (7.5/10)
  32. Fifty Shades of Grey – EL James (8/10)
  33. Fifty Shades Darker – EL James (7/10)
  34. Alice Bliss – Laura Harrington (5/10)
  35. Fifty Shades Freed – EL James (7/10)
  36. Hold Tight – Harlan Coben (8.5/10)
  37. Ellis Island – Kate Kerrigan (7/10)
  38. Water for Elephants – Sara Gruen (3/10) (didn’t finish)
  39. When God Was A Rabbit – Sarah Winman (3/10) (didn’t finish)
  40. The Weight of Silence – Heather Gudenkauf (7.5/10)
  41. The Love of My Life – Louise Douglas (8.5/10)
  42. Take off Your Party Dress – Dina Rabinovitch (7/10)
  43. The Shadow Wife – Diane Chamberlain (9/1o)
  44. The Life You Want – Emily Barr (8/10)
  45. The Accident – Linwood Barclay (8/10)
  46. The Other Boleyn Girl – Philippa Gregory (6.5/10)
  47. The Making of Us – Lisa Jewell (9/10)
  48. Holly’s Inbox Scandal In The City – Holly Denham (6.5/10)
  49. Worth Fighting For – Lisa Niemi Swayze (7/10)
  50. Freeing Grace – Charity Norman (7/10)
  51. The Good Father – Diane Chamberlain (9/10)
  52. Hannah’s Choice – Kirsty & Hannah Jones (8/10)
  53. The Camera Never Lies – Tess Daly (5/10)
  54. Whatever It Takes – Adele Parks (8.5/10)
  55. The War of the Wives – Tamar Cohen (7.5/10)
  56. The Decision – Penny Vincenzi (7/10)
  57. The Mitford Girls – Mary S Lovell (8/10)
  58. Notes From An Exhibition – Patrick Gale (5/10)
  59. The Jewels of Manhattan – Carmen Reid (5/10)

2011

  1. Second Hand Heart – Catherine Ryan Hyde
  2. The Bombmaker – Stephen Leather
  3. How Not To Shop – Carmen Reid
  4. Notes on a Scandal – Zoe Heller
  5. Stripped Bare – Lowri Turner
  6. Room – Emma Donoghue
  7. The Ice Cream Girls – Dorothy Koomson
  8. In the Red – Alexis Hall
  9. Twilight – Stephenie Meyer
  10. Home from War – Martyn & Michelle Compton
  11. Fractured – Karin Slaughter
  12. Life on the Refrigerator Door – Ailce Kuipers
  13. The Piano Teacher – Janice Y K Lee
  14. The Last 10 Seconds – Simon Kernick
  15. Solo – Jill Mansell (gave up 100 pages before the end)
  16. 3,096 Days – Natascha Kampusch
  17. The Household Guide To Dying – Debra Adelaide
  18. Foursome – Jane Fallon
  19. The Inheritance – Nina Bell
  20. Fashion Babylon – Imogen Edwards Jones
  21. I Think I Love You – Allison Pearson (didn’t complete)
  22. House Rules – Jodi Picoult
  23. The Stork Club – Imogen Edwards Jones
  24. Cityboy – Geraint Anderson
  25. The One That Got Away – Lucy Dawson
  26. The King of Torts – John Grisham
  27. Love Lies – Adele Parks
  28. Octavia – Jilly Cooper
  29. I’ll Be There For You – Louise Candlish
  30. Madeleine – Kate McCann
  31. One Day – David Nicholls
  32. You’re Next – Gregg Hurwitz
  33. Celebrity Shopper – Carmen Reid
  34. The Sisterhood – Emily Barr
  35. Sing You Home – Jodi Picoult
  36. Holly’s Inbox – Holly Denham
  37. The Return – Victoria Hislop (didn’t finish)
  38. Class – Jane Beaton
  39. The Murder Exchange – Simon Kernick
  40. Consequences – Penelope Lively
  41. From Notting Hill With Love Actually – Ali McNamara (7/10)
  42. Fear the Worst – Linwood Barclay (8.5/10)
  43. The Stepmother’s Support Group – Sam Baker (7/10)
  44. The Bay at Midnight – Diane Chamberlain (9.5/10)
  45. My Last Duchess – Daisy Goodwin (8/10)
  46. Wicked Whispers – Jessica Callan (7/10)
  47. The Midwife’s Confession – Diane Chamberlain (8/10)
  48. Harry Potter & Philosopher’s Stone – gave up 1/2 way (2/10)
  49. Before I Forget – Melissa Hill (6.5/10)
  50. Sister by Rosamund Lupton (7/10)
  51. Talk to the Headscarf – Emma Hannigan (8/10)
  52. Genesis – Karin Slaughter (7/10)
  53. Fighting to the End – Jade Goody (7/10)
  54. The Burning – Jane Casey (8/10)
  55. The Sunflower Forest – Torey Hayden (4/10)
  56. New York Valentine – Carmen Reid (6/10)
  57. Walking the Amazon – Ed Stafford (8/10)
  58. The Mistress’s Revenge – Tamar Cohen (8/10)
  59. Out of It – Clare Campbell (6/10)
  60. Falling Angels – Tracy Chevalier (8/10)
  61. Afterwards – Rosamund Lupton (6/10)
  62. The Poison Tree – Erin Kelly (9/10)
  63. Never Look Away – Linwood Barclay (8/10)
  64. Before The Storm – Diane Chamberlain (9/10)
  65. A Gathering Light – Jennifer Donnelly (5/10)
  66. Mini Shopaholic – Sophie Kinsella (7/10)
  67. The Gift – Cecelia Ahern (3/10)
  68. Coffee, Tea or Me? – Trudy Baker & Rachel Jones (6.5/10)
  69. The Love Verb – Jane Green (7/10)
  70. Left For Dead – Nick Ward (7/10)
  71. Comfort & Joy – India Knight (8.5/10)
  72. Departures – Tony Parsons (7/10)
  73. Men I’ve Loved Before – Adele Parks (6/10)
  74. The Lost Daughter – Diane Chamberlain (10/10)
  75. Not That Kind of Girl – Catherine Alliott (7.5/10)

2010

  1. The Brightest Star in the Sky – Marian Keyes
  2. Fat Pig Diet – Michael Winner
  3. Wife, Interrupted – Amy Molloy
  4. Deadline – Simon Kernick
  5. It’s Not What You Think – Chris Evans
  6. The Wedding Day – Catherine Alliott
  7. Handle With Care – Jodi Picoult
  8. Whatever Makes You Happy – William Sutcliffe
  9. No More Tomorrows – Schapelle Corby
  10. Charlotte Gray – Sebastian Faulks (didn’t finish)
  11. Hester’s Story – Adele Geras
  12. Stalked – Kate Brennan
  13. Queen of the Big Time – Adriana Trigiani
  14. Restless – William Boyd
  15. The Bigamist – Mary Turner Thomson
  16. Love Lives – Josie Lloyd & Emlyn Rees
  17. Eat, Pray, Love – Elizabeth Gilbert (only read half)
  18. Faithless – Karin Slaughter
  19. The Farm – Richard Benson
  20. Tell Me Something – Adele Parks
  21. Alphabet Weekends – Elizabeth Noble
  22. But Inside I’m Screaming – Elizabeth Flock
  23. Priceless – Charlie Daniels
  24. Gone – Lisa Gardner
  25. Twenties Girl – Sophie Kinsella
  26. The Dead of Summer – Camilla Way
  27. Since I Don’t Have You – Louise Candlish
  28. My Favourite Wife – Tony Parsons
  29. Not Without My Sister
  30. Triptych – Karin Slaughter
  31. Out of My Depth – Emily Barr
  32. Past Imperfect – Julian Fellowes
  33. Another Day In Paradise – Mark Reece
  34. Target -Simon Kernick
  35. Just A Little Run Around The World – Rosie Swale Pope
  36. Ooh What A Lovely Pair – Ant & Dec
  37. Tongue In Cheek – Fiona Walker
  38. A Prisoner of Birth – Jeffrey Archer
  39. Misadventures of a Big Mouth Brit – Piers Morgan
  40. Road to Paradise – Paullina Simons (gave up halfway)
  41. The Wives of Bath – Wendy Holden
  42. What My Best Friend Did – Lucy Dawson
  43. The Beach House –  Jane Green
  44. The Five People You Meet in Heaven – Mitch Albom
  45. The Truth About Melody Brown – Lisa Jewell
  46. The Help – Kathryn Stockett
  47. Miracle in the Andes – Nando Parrado
  48. The Missing – Jane Casey
  49. LA Candy – Lauren Conrad
  50. The Woods – Harlan Coben
  51. Little Earthquakes –  Jennifer Weiner
  52. How To Talk To A Widower – Jonathan Tropper
2009
  1. Up All Night – Carmen Reid
  2. Dear Charlie – Reg Thompson
  3. The Burn Journals – Brent Runyon
  4. Everything Happens for a Reason – Kavita Daswani
  5. Deep Black – Andy McNab
  6. The Abortionist’s Daughter – Elisabeth Hyde
  7. A Long Way Down – Nick Hornby
  8. The Crossing – Ben Fogle & James Cracknell
  9. The Stepmother – Simon Tolkien
  10. My Best Friend’s Girl – Dorothy Koomson
  11. A Crowded Marriage – Catherine Alliott
  12. In My Skin – Kate Holden
  13. The Tenth Circle – Jodi Picoult
  14. The Business of Dying – Simon Kernick
  15. 31 Dream Street – Lisa Jewell
  16. Living on the Seabed – Lindsday Nicholson
  17. Saving Samantha – Samantha Weaver
  18. Relative Love – Amanda Brookfield
  19. Blindsighted – Karin Slaughter
  20. Whitethorn Woods – Maeve Binchy
  21. Fred & Edie – Jill Dawson
  22. Making Your Mind Up – Jill Mansell
  23. The Island – Victoria Hislop
  24. Things We Knew Were True – Nicci Gerrard
  25. Kaitlyn – Kevin Lewis
  26. Minus Nine to One – Jools Oliver
  27. A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini
  28. His ‘n’ Hers – Mike Gayle
  29. Kisscut – Karin Slaughter
  30. My World in Motion – Jo Whiley
  31. A Piece of Cake – Cupcake Brown
  32. This Charming Man – Marian Keyes
  33. The Resurrectionist – James Bradley
  34. Plan B – Emily Barr
  35. Swallows of Kabul – Yasmina Khadra
  36. Harvesting the Heart – Jodi Picoult
  37. The Spend Less Handbook – Rebecca Ash
  38. Hold My Hand – Glenys Carl
  39. A Faint Cold Fear – Karin Slaughter
  40. The Secret Life of Evie Hamilton – Catherine Alliott
  41. Child 44 – Tom Rob Smith
  42. Race to the Pole – James Cracknell & Ben Fogle
  43. All Balls & Glitter – Craig Revel Horwood
  44. Time Traveller’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger (only got 1/3 of the way through).
  45. Remember Me – Sophie Kinsella
  46. Little Face – Sophie Hannah
  47. Change of Heart – Jodi Picoult
  48. The Secret Life of Bees – Sue Monk Kidd
  49. A Good Day to Die – Simon Kernick
  50. Petite Anglaise – Catherine Sanderson
  51. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larsson (gave up at page 150)
  52. Too Close to Home – Linwood Barclay
  53. How to Be An Amazing Mum – Tanith Carey
  54. The Best of Times – Penny Vincenzi
  55. If I Am Missing or Dead – Janine Latus
  56. The Chalet Girls Grow Up – Merryn Williams
  57. The Secret River – Kate Grenville
  58. The Cupid Effect – Dorothy Koomson
  59. The Last Juror – John Grisham
  60. The Wonderful Weekend Book – Elspeth Thompson
  61. The Charmer – Mandasue Heller
  62. Stolen Time – Sunny Jacobs
  63. Indelible – Karin Slaughter
  64. Larger Than Life – Adele Parks
  65. Look Back In Hunger – Jo Brand

2008

  1. Vanishing Acts – Jodi Picoult
  2. Good At Games – Jill Mansell
  3. Handstands in the Dark – Janey Godley
  4. Confessions of a Bad Mother – Stephanie Calman
  5. Baggage – Janet Street Porter
  6. The Playground Mafia – Sarah Tucker
  7. Life & Limb – Jamie Andrew
  8. The Intimate Adventures of a London Call Girl – Bell de Jour
  9. The Fourth Estate – Jeffrey Archer
  10. Invisible Women – Jacky Trevane
  11. Stupid White Men – Michael Moore
  12. The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
  13. Shopaholic & Baby – Sophie Kinsella
  14. The Flamboya Tree – Clara Olink Kelly
  15. How Was it For You? – Carmen Reid
  16. Growing Pains – Billie Piper
  17. Husbands – Adele Parks
  18. Someone to Watch Over Me – Izzy Hammond
  19. The Street Lawyer – John Grisham
  20. Making Mischief – Liz Young
  21. False Impression – Jeffrey Archer
  22. Getting Rid of Matthew – Jane Fallon
  23. Silent Boy – Torey Hayden
  24. From Here to Maternity – Sinead Moriarty
  25. Since I Was A Princess – Jacqueline Pascarl
  26. Before I Die – Jenny Downham
  27. The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets – Eva Rice
  28. The Family Way – Tony Parsons
  29. Mercy – Jodi Picoult
  30. Severed – Simon Kernick
  31. Dedication – Nicola Kraus & Emma McLaughlin
  32. Drop Dead Beautiful – Jackie Collins
  33. The Palace Diaries – Sarah Goodall
  34. A Mother’s Story – Sarah Payne
  35. Breaking Vegas – Ben Mezrich
  36. Wives & Lovers – Jane Elizabeth Varley
  37. A Friend of the Family – Lisa Jewell
  38. Between the Lines – Jason Donovan
  39. No Time For Goodbye – Linwood Barclay
  40. His Other Love – Lucy Dawson
  41. The Outcast – Sadie Jones
  42. Nineteen Minutes – Jodi Picoult
  43. East of the Sun – Julia Gregson
  44. If Only – Geri Halliwell
  45. Rosie Meadows Regrets – Catherine Alliiott
  46. Down River – John Hart
  47. The Yorkshire Pudding Club – Milly Johnson
  48. The World According to Clarkson – Jeremy Clarkson
  49. The Private Lives of Pippa Lee – Rebecca Miller
  50. Second Chance – Jane Green
  51. XS All Areas (Status Quot Autobiography)
  52. Salem Falls – Jodi Picoult
  53. Highland Fling – Kate Fforde
  54. Unbreakable – Lindsay Hunter
  55. The Forgotten Garden – Kate Morton
  56. The Broker – John Grisham
  57. The Choice – Bernadette Bohan
  58. Late Night Shopping – Carmen Reid
  59. Nothing Simple – Lia Mills
  60. Got You Back – Jane Fallon
  61. Body Double – Tess Gerritsen
  62. Don’t You Know Who I Am – Piers Morgan
  63. The Pirate’s Daughter – Margaret Cezair Thompson
  64. Goodnight Beautiful – Dorothy Koomson
  65. Fragile – Niki Shisler
  66. How Good Is That – Jane Tomlinson
  67. Georgia – Lesley Pearse
  68. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas – John Boyne
  69. My Booky Wood – Russell Brand
  70. Young Wives Tales – Adele Parks
  71. All That Glitters – Pearl Lowe

2007

  1. The Rise & Fall of  Yummy Mumm – Polly Williams
  2. My Life in My Hands – Alison Lapper
  3. Other Women – Kirsty Crawford
  4. Next to You – Gloria Hunniford
  5. Lots of Love – Fiona Walker
  6. Rock Me Gently – Judith Kelly
  7. Breaking the Trust – Lucy Clare
  8. Too Much, Too Young – Kerry Katona
  9. The Sky is Falling-  Sidney Sheldon
  10. Vince & Joy – Lisa Jewell
  11. Shattered – Mavis Marsh
  12. Secrets of the Street – Lynne Perrie
  13. For Crying Out Loud – Cheryl Frampton
  14. Swimming Pool Sunday – Madeleine Wickham
  15. Wicked – Jilly Cooper
  16. Enjoying Alzheimer’s – Ray Smith
  17. Swimming Sweet Arrow – Maureen Gibbon
  18. Being Jordan – Katie Price
  19. It’s Not About The Bike – Lance Armsrong
  20. Agains All Odds – Angela Cannings
  21. Catch Me When I Fall – Nicci French
  22. Forever Today – Deborah Wearing
  23. Cat O Nine Tails – Jeffrey Archer
  24. Crossing the Paradise Line – Annabel Giles
  25. Neurotica – Sue Margolis
  26. Lovers & Players – Jackie Collins
  27. Cool for Cats – Jessica Adams
  28. Go Ask Alice – Anon
  29. Fatwa – Jacky Trevane
  30. The Memory Keeper’s Daughter – Kim Edwards
  31. Still Thinking of You – Adele Parks
  32. The Pact – Jodi Picoult
  33. The Girl in Time Square – Paullina Simons
  34. Goodbye Dearest Holly – Kevin Wells
  35. Air Babylon – Imogen Edwards Jones
  36. Staring at Ceilings – Jonathan Kay
  37. Babyface – Fiona Gibson
  38. My Sister’s Keeper – Jodi Picoult
  39. God’s Callgirl – Carla Van Raay
  40. Hideous Kinky – Esther Freud
  41. Perfect Match – Jodi Picoult
  42. An Absolute Scandal – Penny Vincenzi
  43. Every Second Counts – Lance Armstrong
  44. Extreme Motherhood –  Jackie Clunes
  45. Easy – Emma Gold
  46. No Second Chance – Harlan Coben
  47. Keeping Faith – Jodi Picoult
  48. Together – Nicole & Natalie Appleton
  49. Daddy’s Girls – Tasmina Perry
  50. Burned Alive-  Souad
  51. Relentless – Simon Kernick
  52. Pure Fiction – Julie Highmore
  53. Prison Diary III – Jeffrey Archer
  54. Plain Truth – Jodi Picoult
  55. Read All About It – Max Clifford
  56. The House at Riverton – Kate Morton
  57. The Girls – Lori Lansens
  58. Loving George – Alex Best
  59. Atlantic Shift – Emily Barr
  60. A Whole New World – Katie Price
  61. Mother Country – Libby Purves
  62. Life Support – Tess Gerritsen
  63. The Personal Shopper – Carmen Rei
  64. The Gospel According to Chris Moyles

2006

  1. Dark Winter – Andy McNab
  2. Having a Lovely Time – Jenny Eclair
  3. Fast Women – Jennifer Cruisie
  4. The Other Woman – Jane Green
  5. Extreme – Sharon Osborne
  6. Fourplay – Jane Moore
  7. I Choose to Live – Sabine Dardenne
  8. The Other Woman’s Shoes – Adele Parks
  9. My Story So Far – Paula Radcliffe
  10. Cuban Heels – Emily Barr
  11. The Insider – Piers Morgan
  12. Diary of a Mad Mother to Be – Laura Wolff
  13. One Child – Torey Hayden
  14. It could Happen to You – Isla Dewar
  15. The Luxury of Time – Jane & Mike Tomlinson
  16. Further Under the Duvet – Marian Keyes
  17. Falling for You – Jill Mansell
  18. Tiger’s Child – Torey Hayden
  19. Six Reasons to Stay a Virgin – Louise Harwood
  20. Memoirs of an Unfit Mother – Anne Robinson
  21. The Tenko Club – Elizabeth Noble
  22. Lucia, Lucia – Adriana Trigiani
  23. The Surgeon – Tess Gerritsen
  24. Soul Surfer – Bethany Hamilton
  25. Tara – Lesley Pearse
  26. From Here To Maternity – Mel Giedroyc
  27. The Nanny – Melissa Nathan
  28. Hannah’s Gift – Maria Housden
  29. Single White Email – Jessica Adams
  30. The Nanny Diaries – Nicola Kraus & Emma McLaughlin
  31. Sons of Fortune – Jeffrey Archer
  32. Life Swap – Jane Green
  33. Last Man Down – Richard Picciotto
  34. Ghost Girl – Torey Hayden
  35. The Testament – John Grisham
  36. The Lesser Evil – Lesley Pearse
  37. The Real Thing – Catherine Alliott
  38. Call Me Elizabeth – Dawn Annandale
  39. The Undomestic Goddess – Sophie Kinsella
  40. The Little Prisoner – Jane Elliott
  41. Diary of a Mad Bride to Be – Laura Wolf
  42. It’s Not Like That, Actually – Kate Carr
  43. No One Takes my Children – Donya Al Nahi
  44. Swallowing Grandma – Kate Long
  45. The Other Side of Nowhere – Danniella Westbrook
  46. Handbags & Gladrags – Maggie Alderson
  47. The Kid – Kevin Lewis
  48. That Summer – Andrew Grieg
  49. Just Another Kid – Torey Hayden
  50. You Can’t Take It With You – Jane & Mike Tomlinson
  51. Anybody Out There – Marian Keyes
  52. The Last Year of Being Single – Sarah Tucker
  53. Honest – Ulrika Jonsson
  54. Before I Say Goodbye – Ruth Picardie
  55. I Love Capri – Belinda Jones
  56. Rowing Without Oars – Ulla Carin Lindquist

BOOKS READ – 2001

 

  1. Never Look Back – Lesley Pearse
  2. The House on Hope Street – Danielle Steel
  3. Does My Bum Look Big in This? – Arabella Weir
  4. Life’s Too Short – Helen Rollason
  5. My Story – Lisa Potts
  6. To Cut a Long Story Short – Jeffrey Archer
  7. LA Connections – Jackie Collins
  8. Almost Paradise – Susan Isaacs (v good)
  9. Daddy – Danielle Steel

10. Girlfriend 44 – Mark Barrowcliffe

11. Granny Dan – Danielle Steel

12. Lethal Seduction – Jackie Collins

13. The Bodyguard’s Story – Trevor Rees-Jones

14. Message from Nam – Danielle Steel

15. Suddenly Single – Sheila O’Flanagan

16. The Long Road Home – Danielle Steel

17. Josie’s Journey – Shaun Russell

18. Power Games – Penny Jordan (only read half – crap)

19. No Angel – Penny Vincenzi

20. Hannibal – Thomas Harris

21. Sushi for Beginners – Marian Keyes

22. Two Women – Martina Cole

23. The Ghost – Danielle Steel

24. Bookends – Jane Green

25. Castaway – Mark McCrum

26. The High Flyer – Susan Howatch

27. Bittersweet – Danielle Steel

28. It’s All Over Now – Mandy Smith

29. Broken – Martina Cole

30. The Scarlet Feather – Maeve Binchy

31. Let’s Meet on Platform 8 – Carole Matthews

32. Polar Dream – Helen Thayer

33. A Family Affair – Maeve Haran

34. Hollywood Kids – Jackie Collins

35. The Chalet Girls Grow Up – Merryn Williams

 

Books Read 2002

  1. Tara Road – Maeve Binchy
  2. Hoping for Hope – Lucy Clare
  3. A Secret Affair – Barbara Taylor Bradford
  4. Love in Another Town – Barbara Taylor Bradford
  5. C – Because Cowards Get Cancer Too – John Diamond
  6. Simply Divine – Wendy Holden
  7. Killer on the Road – Wensley Clarkson (only read about a third)
  8. The Light Years – Elizabeth Jane Howard
  9. Game Over – Adele Parks
  10. Marking Time – Elizabeth Jane Howard
  11. Father Unknown – Lesley Pearse
  12. Amanda’s Wedding – Jenny Colgan
  13. Something Dangerous – Penny Vincenzi
  14. Tell No One – Harlan Coben
  15. The Llama Parlour – Kathy Lette
  16. The Hit List – Chris Ryan
  17. Mr Maybe – Jane Green
  18. Birthday Girls – Annabel Giles
  19. Having It & Eating It – Sabine Durrant
  20. Profit & Loss – Nicola Thorne
  21. These Foolish Things – Imogen Parker
  22. Chloe – Freya North
  23. From the Pit of Hell – Steve Amos
  24. Confusion – Elizabeth Jane Howard
  25. Hollywood Wives – The New Generation – Jackie Collins
  26. All That I Am – Susan Oudot
  27. Losing Gemma – Katy Gardner
  28. The Fat Ladies Club
  29. City Lives – Patricia Scanlan
  30. Don’t You Want Me? – India Knight
  31. Trust Me – Lesley Pearse
  32. One for My Baby – Tony Parsons
  33. Casting Off – Elizabeth Jane Howard
  34. The Brethren – John Grisham
  35. I Don’t Know How She Does It – Alison Pearson
  36. Three in a Bed – Carmen Reid
  37. Backpack – Emily Barr
  38. Faceless – Martina Cole
  39. Babyville – Jane Green
  40. Vendetta: Lucky’s Revenge – Jackie Collins
  41. The Trouble with Single Women – Yvonne Roberts


BOOKS READ 2003

  1. The Hen Party – Kath Kincaid
  2. Ice Bound – Jerri Neilsen
  3. Hot Property – Zoe Barnes
  4. Perfect Day – Imogen Parker
  5. Land Girls – Angela Huth
  6. Forget you had a Daughter – Sandra Gregory & Michael Tierney
  7. Pandora – Jilly Cooper
  8. Peep Show – Faith Bleasdale
  9. Richard & Judy The Autobiography
  10. Girls’ Night In – Various (short stories)
  11. Jemima J – Jane Green
  12. Into Temptation – Penny Vincenzi
  13. Revenge of the Middle Aged Woman – Elizabeth Buchan
  14. Snake Oil – John Diamond
  15. Love is a Four Letter Word – Claire Calman
  16. Everything to Gain – Barbara Taylor Bradford
  17. Camellia – Lesley Pearse
  18. Angels – Marian Keyes
  19. Stupid Cupid – Arabella Weir
  20. The Beach – Alex Garland
  21. Spellbound – Jane Green
  22. The Survivors Club – Lisa Gardner
  23. Olivia’s Luck – Catherine Alliott
  24. Quentins – Maeve Binchy
  25. The Farmer Wants a Wife – Maeve Haran
  26. One Hit Wonder – Lisa Jewell
  27. The Court – Elizabeth Walker
  28. Come Together – Emlyn Rees & Josie Lloyd
  29. Taking on the World – Ellen Macarthur
  30. Midwives – Chris Bohjalian
  31. Madonna – J Randy Taborelli
  32. Did The Earth Move? – Carmen Reid
  33. Till We Meet Again – Lesley Pearse
  34. Always in our Hearts – Doug Most
  35. Learning to Fly – Victoria Beckham
  36. Driving Over Lemons- Chris Stewart
  37. Behaving Like Adults – Anna Maxted
  38. Mother Love – Martine Oborne
  39. Eleven Hours – Paulina Simons
  40. Life After Lunch – Sarah Harrison
  41. Straight Talking – Jane Green
  42. Blue Diary – Alice Hoffman
  43. Good in Bed – Jennifer Weiner
  44. Catch a Fire – Mel B
  45. The Looniness of the Long Distance Runner – Russell Taylor

BOOKS READ 2004

  1. How to be Good – Nick Hornby
  2. A Married Man – Catherine Alliott
  3. The Green Mile – Stephen King
  4. Hell: A Prison Diary Part I – Jeffrey Archer
  5. Accident – Danielle Steel
  6. To the Pole – Caroline Hamilton
  7. The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic – Sophie Kinsella
  8. Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less – Jeffrey Archer
  9. Dinner for Two – Mike Gayle

10. Desert Flower – Waris Dirie

11. Snap Happy – Fiona Walker

12. Playing Away – Adele Parks

13. Once I was a Princess – Jacqueline Pascarl Gillespie

14. The Summons – John Grisham

15. The Bad Mother’s Handbook – Kate Long

16. My Life on a Plate – India Knight

17. Shopaholic Abroad – Sophie Kinsella

18. Shopaholic Ties the Knot – Sophie Kinsella

19. Desert Dawn – Waris Dirie

20. The Whole Story – Ffyona Campbell

21. Man & Boy – Tony Parsons

22. A Prison Diary – Jeffrey Archer

23. ‘Bad Manors – Lisa Armstrong

24. Thirty Nothing – Lisa Jewell

25. Can you keep a secret – Sophie Kinsella

26. The Reading Club – Elizabeth Noble

27. Never Such Innocence – Nicola Thorne

28. Rescuing Rose – Isabel Wolff

29. Out of the Dark – Linda Caine/Robin Royston

30. Spanish Lessons – Derek Lambert

31. Save Karyn – Karyn Bosnak

32. Best of Friends – Cathy Kelly

33. Wasted – Marya Hornbacher

34. The Baby Trail – Sinead Moriarty

35. The Old Girl Network – Catherine Alliott

36. Olivia Joules & The Overactive Imagination – Helen Fielding

37. The Other Side of the Story – Marian Keyes

38. Thrill – Jackie Collins

39. Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood

40. And What do You Do? – Sarah Long


BOOKS READ 2005

 

  1. Between Males – Fiona Walker
  2. Bleachers – John Grisham
  3. Sickened – Julie Gregory
  4. Man & Wife – Tony Parsons
  5. A Certain Age – Rebbecca Ray
  6. Baggage – Emily Barr
  7. Sold into Marriage – Sean Boyne
  8. Red Leaves – Paullina Simons
  9. PS I Love You – Cecelia Ahern

10. Sold – Zana Muhsen

11. A Promise to Nadia – Zana Muhsen

12. Head Over Heels – Jill Mansell

13. Dad’s Life – Dave Hill

14. Sheer Abandon – Penny Vincenzi

15. Adrian Mole Cappuccino Years – Sue Townsend

16. Lucy Talk – Fiona Walker

17. Nadia Knows Best – Jill Mansell

18. The Trials of Tiffany Trott – Isabel Wolff

19. Tully – Paullina Simons

20. Are You My Mother? – Louise Voss

21. To Die For – Carol Lee

22. The Third Victim – Lisa Gardner

23. Reporting Royalty – Jenny Bond

24. The Jane Austen Reading Group – Karen Joy Fowler

25. Angus, Thongs & Full Frontal Snogging – Louise Rennison

26. Bird of Passage – Nicola Thorne

27. Ralph’s Party – Lisa Jewell

28. Things My Girlfriend & I Have Argued About – Mil Millington

29. The Gatecrasher – Madeleine Wickham

30. In Her Shoes – Jennifer Weiner

31. Tunnel – Keith Lowe

32. Mixed doubles – Jill Mansell

33. Charlie – Lesley Pearse

34. The Devil Wears Prada – Lauren Weisberger

35. Nights of Rain & Stars – Maeve Binchy

36. Shopaholic & Sister – Sophie Kinsell

7 Comments

7 thoughts on “Books

  1. Pingback: 2009 Book Review « What’s Happening At My House

  2. Have you come across the US site called Library Thing? It is at http://www.librarything.com/ and it is a great free site on which to list, catalogue and comment on one’s own books. I’m gradually trying to catalogue all our books, have added the new ones but there are so many we have had for ages to do too. It’s interesting to see who else has a similar collection too.

    Have found your blog site together so will be adding it to my Bookmarks. You have similar targets to me and I find the English blogs more interesting and relevant than US ones.

    Regasrds, Madeleine / PixieMum

    • Hi Madeleine, and thanks for visiting – I’ll return the favour and pop over and visit you soon!

      I’ve looked at Librarything a few times, but I tend to pass on books once I’ve read them, so I don’t have a very big collection any more (it was getting a bit out of hand a few years ago, so something had to give!).

  3. I saw you just read a Diane Chamberlain called ‘The good father’…. I just read a book by the same title but by Noah Hawley that was also pretty excellent. Just looked it up on Amazon to get the spelling of his surname and their is DC’s book also listed … so will have to go and read up on it. NOrmally the titles are changed UK/US if there are other books going by the same title. Interesting…….

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