The Reading List

The Reading List 2012

So the challenge is to read more new books than books I’ve already read. This is to stop myself from re-reading the same thing over and over, which I have a terrible capacity to do.  If you find you have similar tastes to me, you might find a book you’ll like! I’m always on the prowl for new reads, so feel free to send any my way!


  1. The Shadow of the Wind,*
    Carlos Ruiz Zafón
  2. One Day, David Nicholls
  3. The Help, Kathryn Stockett
  4. I Capture the Castle,* Dodie Smith
  5. Finnikin of the Rock (x2),* Melina Marchetta
  6. Froi of the Exiles (x2),* Melina Marchetta
  7. Picnic at Hanging Rock,* Joan Lindsay
  8. Gentlemen and Players, Joanne Harris
  9. Lola and the Boy Next Door, Stephanie Perkins (While her first book was fun, I really did not enjoy this).
  10. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close,* Jonathan Safran Foer
  11. Right Ho, Jeeves P.G. Wodehouse
  12. Damsel in Distress, P.G. Wodehouse
  13. Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins
  14. Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins
  15. In the Shadow of the Sword, Tom Holland
  16. The Sense of an Ending, Julian Barnes
  17. The Lollipop Shoes, Joanne Harris
  18. Peaches for Monsieur le Curé, Joanne Harris
  19. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky
  20. The Raven Boys,* Maggie Stiefvater
  21. Will Grayson, Will Grayson, John Green & David Levithan
  22. What’s Left of Me*, Kat Zhang
  23. The Casual Vacancy*, JK Rowling
  24. Joy in the Morning, PG Wodehouse
  25. Life of Pi, Yann Martel*.


  1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, J.K. Rowling
  2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, J.K. Rowling
  3. Arabella, Georgette Heyer
  4. Sylvester, Georgette Heyer
  5. Why Shoot a Butler? Georgette Heyer
  6. Cotillion, Georgette Heyer
  7. The Corinthian, Georgette Heyer
  8. Friday’s Child, Georgette Heyer
  9. On the Jellicoe Road (x 2),* Melina Marchetta
  10. Saving Francesca, Melina Marchetta
  11. The Piper’s Son, Melina Marchetta
  12. Coastliners (x 2),* Joanne Harris
  13. Chocolat, Joanne Harris
  14. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society,* Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
  15. The Secret History, Donna Tartt
  16. Sabriel, Garth Nix
  17. Lirael, Garth Nix
  18. Abhorsen, Garth Nix
  19. The Book Thief,* Marcus Zusak
  20. The Blind Assassin,* Margaret Atwood
  21. The Witch of Blackbird Pond, Elizabeth George Speare
  22. The Messenger,* Marcus Zusak (NB: This has been re–published as “I am the Messenger” since I bought my copy… but I strongly prefer the original title.)
  23. April Lady, Georgette Heyer

*Highly Recommend.