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About meI find reading lists really fun, even though I usually don't follow them. I'm currently reading books from these lists:

All the Unread Books in My Closet
1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die
The Best of Canadian Literature (inc. Giller Prize Winners & Nominees)
The Best of Sri Lankan Literature
Booker Prize Winners & Nominees
Read Around the World Challenge
Orange Prize Winners & Nominees

Starting the summer of 2013, I'm doing a personal challenge of Reading London Through the Decades ~ Novels set in London, by decade:

2010s: London Train, Tessa Hadley; The Children Act, Ian McEwan
2000s: A Long Way Down, Nick Hornby; Before I Go to Sleep, SJ Watson; A Week in December, Sebastian Faulks; Capital, John Lanchester; A Little Stranger, Kate Pullinger
1990s: A Cupboard Full of Coats, Y Edwards
1980s: Hawksmoor, Peter Ackroyd; What a Carve Up!, Jonathan Coe; The Swimming Pool Library, Alan Hollinghurst
1970s: An Experiment in Love, Hilary Mantel; Sweet Tooth, Ian McEwan; Instructions for a Heatwave, Maggie O'Farrell
1960s: Offshore, Penelope Fitzgerald; Poor Cow, Nell Dunn; The Millstone, Margaret Drabble
1940s:Life After Life, Kate Atkinson, The End of the Affair Graham Greene
1930s: I Capture the Castle, Doddie Smith
1900s:The Children's Book, AS Byatt; Night & Day, Virginia Woolf
1890s:The War of the Worlds, HG Wells
1880s:The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle, What Alice Knew, Paula Marantz Cohen
1860s:Fingersmith, Sarah Waters
Pre-1850s:Sense and Sensibiity, Jane Austen
1700s: Slammerkin, Emma Donoghue
1600s: Conceit, Mary Novik

About my libraryThe books in my library are books that I've read; many of them I don't own, and hundreds of books that I do own are not included (book ownership is all very nice, but not the reason I use LT).

On LibraryThing I track my reading at A Curmudgeon and Her Books

Previous years:
Club Read 2014
Club Read 2013
Club Read 2012
Club Read 2011
Reading List 2010
Here is 2009,
Here is is 2008, and
Here is my list from 2007.


Groups100 Books in 2010 Challenge, 1001 Books to read before you die, 1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up, 18th-19th Century Britain, 2013 Category Challenge, 2014 Category Challenge, 2015 Category Challenge, 2015 ROOT Challenge - (Read Our Own Tomes), 2016 Category Challenge, 2016 ROOT Challenge - (Read Our Own Tomes)show all groups

Favorite authorsAyaan Hirsi Ali, Kate Atkinson, Margaret Atwood, Jane Austen, Julian Barnes, Jeannette de Beauvoir, Douglas Coupland, Roald Dahl, Charles Dickens, Margaret Drabble, Jennifer Egan, Penelope Fitzgerald, Mark Frutkin, Michelle Goldberg, Edward Gorey, Henry James, Thomas King, Katherine Mansfield, Ian McEwan, Alice Munro, Michael Ondaatje, Heather O'Neill, George Orwell, Michael Pollan, Salman Rushdie, Carol Shields, William Styron, Elizabeth Taylor, Roma Tearne, Jane Urquhart, Rebecca West, Edith Wharton, Oscar Wilde, Virginia Woolf (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstores32 Books Company, Armchair Books, Black Bond Books - Royal City Centre, Black Sheep Books, Blackwell's Oxford, Blue Heron Books, Brown's Books, Companion Book, Daunt Books Cheapside, Eagle Harbor Book Company, Elliott Bay Book Company (Seattle), Kidsbooks on Broadway, Laughing Oyster Bookshop, MacLeod's Books, Mosaic Books, Munro's Books, Powell's City of Books (Portland), Russell Books, SFU Bookstore

Favorite librariesNew Westminster Public Library - Main Branch

Favorite listsBest Books Set in London, CBC Books - Canada's 100 (+ bonus 10): Which have you read?, Favourite Virago Modern Classics, A Novel Cure

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Member sinceMar 5, 2007

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