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About meBooks in 2018
4 3 2 1 - Paul Auster
* Overhead in a Balloon + Other Stories - Mavis Gallant
Trysting - Emmanuelle Pagano
Moth Smoke - Mohsin Hamid
The Goose Road - Rowena House
Where the World Ends - Geraldine McCaughrean
My Brigadista Year - Katherine Paterson
Rook - Anthony McGowan
Felix Culpa - Jeremy Gavron
Release - Patrick Ness
* River - Esther Kinsky
Brother in Ice - Alicia Kopf
Zebra Crossing Soul Song - Sita Brahmachari
An Account of the Decline of the Great Auk According to One Who
Saw it - Jessie Greengrass
The Absent Therapist - Will Eaves
Saint Death - Marcus Sedgwick
The Hate U Give - Angie Thomas
Thornhill - Pam Smy
Eight Ghosts - ed. Sarah Perry
The Reservoir Tapes - Jon McGregor
Sight - Jessie Greengrass
Rebound - Kwame Alexander
Travelling in a Strange Land - David Park
* The Unmapped Country - Ann Quin
* Berg - Ann Quin
A Boy in Winter - Rachel Seiffert
The Art of White Roses - Viviana Prado-Nunez
* Attrib - Eley Williams
* The World Ending Fire - Wendell Berry
Census - Jesse Ball
South and West - Joan Didion
Long Way Down - Jason Reynolds
Moonrise - Sarah Crossan
* Malacqua - Nicola Publiese
In Our Mad and Furious City - Guy Gunaratne
Days Without End - Sebastian Barry
If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things - Jon McGregor
* Boys in Zinc - Svetlana Alexievich
* Four Fields - Tim Dee
The Beautiful Summer - Cesar Pavese
Miseducation - Diane Reay
The Song from Somewhere Else - A. F. Harrold + Levi Penfold
Last Stories - William Trevor
Murmur - Will Eaves
Sabrina - Nick Drnaso
Being a Beast - Charles Foster
People in the Room - Norah Lange
Asymmetry - Lisa Halliday
Good Trouble - Joseph O'Neill
Crudo - Olivia Laing
Hold - Michael Donkor
First Person - Richard Flanagan
Madame Zero - Sarah Hall
The Missing of the Somme - Geoff Dyer
The Mars Room - Rachel Kusner
Another Great Day at Sea - Geoff Dyer
The Long Take - Robin Robertson
Letters to a Young Poet - Rainer Maria Rilke
*Featherstone - Kirsty Gunn
My Year of Rest and Relaxation - Ottessa Moshfegh
Deep Country: Five Years in the Welsh Hills - Neil Ansell
Forest Dark - Nicole Krauss
Homesick for a Different World - Ottessa Moshfegh
The Remainder
The Lilac Crest - Christina Rivera-Garza
We See Everything - William Sutcliffe
The Colour of the Sun - David Almond

Books in 2017
*Remainder - Tom McCarthy
Solar Bones - Mike McCormack
Falling Awake - Alice Oswald
* The Undoing Project - Michael Lewis
Odd and the Frost Giants - Neil Gaiman
The Sleeper and the Spindle - Neil Gaiman
Swing Time - Zadie Smith
The Noise of Time - Julian Barnes
* The Ministry of Nostalgia - Owen Hatherley
In Other Words - Jhumpa Lahiri
The Hate U Give - Angie Thomas
Tidal Zone - Sarah Moss
Release - Patrick Ness
Beck - Mal Peet, with Meg Rosoff
Thursday's Child - Sonya Hartnett
*Black Wave - Michelle Tea
Exit West - Mohsin Hamid
* Norse Mythology - Neil Gaiman
The Transition - Luke Kennard
Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist - Paul Kingsnorth
Clockwork - Philip Pullman
Symphony for the City of the Dead - P.T. Anderson
Max - Sarah Cohen-Scali
Soonchild - Russell Hoban
Stories of Your Life + Others - Ted Chiang
Lottery Boy - Michael Byrne
Monkey Wars - Richard Kurti
Salt to the Sea - Ruta Sepetys
* Three Moments of an Explosion - China Mieville
Welcome to Nowhere - Elizabeth Laird
Saint Death -Marcus Sedgewick
The Rooftoppers - Katherine Rundell
Wolf Wilder - Katherine Rundell
The Last Days of New Paris - China Mieville
Paper Girls vol 1 - Brian K Vaughn
Welcome to Nowhere - Elizabeth Laird
Alpha - Bessora and Barroux
Geis: A Matter of Life and Death - Alexis Deacon
The Quickening Maze - Adam Foulds
Here I Am - Jonathan Safran Foer
Collected Stories - Bernard McLaverty
The Secret Horses of Briar Hill - Megan Sheppard
Sunflower and Bronze
Such Stuff - Michael Morpurgo
Hell and High Water - Tanya Landman
A Friend in the Dark - Pascal Ruter
Yoga for People who Can't be Bothered to do it - Geoff Dyer
The Way of the Hare - Marianne Taylor
Annihilation - Jeff Van der Meer
Elmet - Fiona Mozley
Horse Walks into a Bar - David Grossman
Reservoir 13 - Jon MacGregor
Midwinter Break - Bernard MacLaverty
*The Unwomanly Face of War - Svetlana Alexievich
*Mavis Belfrage with Five Shorter Tales - Alasdair Gray
Transatlanic - Colum McCann
*The Pier Falls - Mark Haddon
After Rain - William Trevor
Factories of Learning - Christy Kulz
Liccle Bit - Alex Wheatle
Crongton Knights - Alex Wheatle
*Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays - Zadie Smith
Straight Outta Crongton - Alex Wheatle
H(A)PPY - Nicola Barker
*We That Are Young - Preta Taneja

Books in 2016
A Manual for Cleaning Women - Lucia Berlin
Postcapitalism: a Guide to our Future - Paul Mason
* A Brief History of Seven Killings - Marlon James
Statistical Panic - Kathleen Woodward
The Pursuit of Happiness - Sara Ahmed
Touching Feeling - Eve Sedgwich Kosofsky
* The Buried Giant - Kazuo Ishiguro
* The Lie Tree - Frances Hardinge
At Hawthorn Time - Melissa Harrison
Progressively Worse - Robert Peal
Seven Myths About Education - Daisy Christadoulou
* The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher - Hilary Mantel
The Children of the King - Sonya Hartnett
The Bunker Diary - Kevin Brooks
Wolf Border - Sarah Hall
* Cockfosters - Helen Simpson
Tinder - Sally Gardener
The Wallcreeper - Nell Zink
The End of Days - Jenny Erpenbeck
Sugar - Jewell Rhodes Parker
All That Man Is - David Szaly
The Girl of Ink and Stars - Kiran Millwood-Hargrave
The Nest - Kenneth Opel
*Fen - Daisy Johnson
Concentr8 - Will Sutcliffe
* Chernobyl Prayer - Svetlana Alexievich
The Middle of Nowhere - Geraldine McCaughrean
The Census-Taker - China Mieville
Refugee Tales - ed. David Herd
* God Help the Child - Toni Morrison
The Ghosts of Heaven - Marcus Sedgwick
White Sands - Geoff Dyer
Addlands - Tom Bullough
The Rest of Us Just Live Here - Patrick Ness
The Girls - Emma Cline
* Phoenix - SF Said
The Bone Sparrow - Zana Fraillon
The Many - Will Menmuir
Hot Milk - Debora Levy
The Illuminations - Andrew O'Hagan
The Sell-Out - Paul Beatty
Beast - Paul Kinsgnorth
Black Apples of Gower - Iain Sinclair
His Bloody Project - Graeme Macrae Burnet
Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi - Geoffy Dyer
The North Water - Ian McGuire
* Eileen - Otessa Moshfegh
Slade House - David Mitchell
* How to be a Public Author - Paul Ewen
* The Collected Stories - John Cheever
Dart - Alice Oswald
* The Vorrh - Brian Catling
All We Shall Know - Donal Ryan
* The Last Pool of Darkness - Tim Robinson
* The Lesser Bohemians - Eimar McBride
The Old King in HIs Exile - Arno Geiger
Second-Hand Time - Svetlana Alexievich
* Ten Nights Dreaming - Natsume Soseki
* What is Not Yours is Not Yours - Helen Oyeyemi
Pond - Claire-Louise Bennett
Climbing Days - Dan Richards

Books in 2015
*Perfidia - James Ellroy
Let Me Be Frank With You - Richard Ford
* I am China - Guo Xiaolo
Adventures in Stationery - James Ward
* Leaving Berlin - Joseph Kanon
* The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair - Joel Dicker
* The Bone Clocks - David Mitchell
Here - Richard McGuire
The Almost Nearly Perfect People - Michael Booth
10: 04 - Ben Lerner
A Fortunate Man - John Berger
Men Explain Things to Me - Rebecca Solnit
Infidelities - Kirsty Gunn
Black Vodka - Deborah Levy
The Long Dry - Cynan Jones
* Falling Man - Don Delillo
Aquarium - David Vann
Landmarks - Robert Macfarlane
The Narrow Road to the Deep North - Richard Flanagan
Off the Voortrekker Road - Barbara Bleiman
* The Emigrants - W.G. Sebald
The Dog - Joseph O'Neill
* All Day Long - Joanna Biggs
Family Life - Akhil Sharma
The Last Word - Hanif Kureishi
Outline - Rachel Cusk
A Death in the Family - Karl Ove Knausgaard
The Lives of Others - Neel Mukherjee
London Overground - Iain Sinclair
Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets... Forever - Dave Eggers
* Telex From Cuba - Rachel Kushner
* Little Green - Walter Mosely
* Border Country - Raymond Williams
* In Hazard - Richard Hughes
Their Lips Talk of Mischief - Alan Warner
The Moons of Jupiter - Alice Munro
* Dear George - Helen Simpson
The Book of Strange New Things - Michel Faber
The Year of the Runaways - Sanjeev Sahota
Do No Harm - Henry Marsh
The Green Road - Anne Enright
To Rise Again at a Decent Hour - Joshua Ferris
The Moor - William Atkins
I Saw A Man - Owen Sheers
Aya of Yop City - Marguerite Abouet
Harry Miller's Run - David Almond
Grief is a Thing with Feathers - Max Porter
* The Ultimate Good Luck Club - Richard Ford
* Connemara: Listening to the Wind - Tim Robinson
The Book of Night Women - Marlon James
A Song for Ella Grey - David Almond
Life: An Exploded Diagram - Mal Peet
Chigozie Obiama - The Fishermen
The Loney - Andrew Michael Hurley
Line of Fire - Barroux
The Story of Crime and Punishment - A.B. Yoshanua
* Brown Girl Dreaming - Jacqueline Woodson
Vango - Timothee de Fombelle
* My Brilliant Friend - Elena Ferrante
Beatlebone - Kevin Barry

Books in 2014
This Spinning Heart - Donal Ryan
The Tenth of December - George Saunders
A Delicate Truth - John Le Carre
*Why We Build - Rowan Moore
The Electric Michaelangelo - Sarah Hall
*The Missing Ink - Philip Hensher
Familiar - J. Robert Lennon
Gossip from the Forest - Sara Maitland
The Fish Can Sing - Halldor Laxness
*A Naked Singularity - Sergio de la Cruz
Life After Life - Kate Atkinson
Every Day is For the Thief - Teju Cole
Reality Hunger - David Shields
Benediction - Kent Hanuf
Discipline and Learn - Megan Watkins
The Flamethrowers - Rachel Kushner
A Girl is a Half-formed Thing - Eimear McBride
Solo - William Boyd
The News: A Users' Manual - Alain de Botton
* The Orchard of Sorrows - Nadifa Mohamed
Runaway - Alice Munro
Let the Great World Spin - Colum McCann
Dissident Gardens - Jonathan Lethem
All the Birds, Singing - Evie Wyld
* The Collected Stories - James Salter
The Wake - Paul Kingsnorth
Light Years - James Salter
* Lonesome Dove - Larry McMurtry
Vinland - George Mackay Brown
Imperial Bedrooms - Bret Easton Ellis
Beastings - Benjamin Myers
In the Wolf's Mouth - Adam Foulds
* Nowhere People - Paulo Scott
The Children Act - Ian McEwan
Lila - Marilynne Robinson
Revolver - Marcus Sedgwick
Midwinterblood - Marcus Sedgwick
* White Crow - Marcus Sedgwick
Bark - Lorrie Moore
H is for Hawk - Helen Macdonald

Books in 2013 (*unfinished)
The Old Ways - Robert MacFarlane
*Hawthorn and Child - Keith Ridgeway
NW - Zadie Smith
Ninteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
Capital - John Lanchester
The Fault is in our Stars - John Green
The Promise of Happiness - Sara Ahmed
The Event of Literature - Terry Eagleton
The Colour of Milk - Nell Leyshon
HHhH - Lauren Binet
*The Gentrification of the Mind - Sarah Schulman
*Intimations of Postmodernity - Zygmunt Bauman
There but for the - Ali Smith
Neverwhere - Neil Gaiman
The Cultural Production of Emotion - Sara Ahmed
The Stag's Leap - Sharon Olds
The Overhaul - Kathleen Jamie
Behind the Beautiful Forevers - Kathleen Boo
Granta 115: The F Word - various
You and I - Padgett Powell
The Book of Other People - ed. Zadie Smith
Nobody Move - Denis Johnson
How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia - Mohsin Hamid
The Childhood of Jesus - J.M.Coetzee
*Salar the Salmon - Henry Williamson
The Wall - William Sutcliffe
Gone to the Forest - Katie Kitamura
The Hit - Melvin Burgess
Granta Best Young British Novelists 2013
Spring - David Szalay
Ours are the Streets - Sunjeev Sahota
The Ecstasy of Influence - Jonathan Lethem
It's Dark in London - ed. Oscar Zara
*Consider the Lobster - David Foster Wallace
All That Is - James Salter
The Panopticon - Jenni Fagan
The Faraway Nearby - Rebecca Solnit
*There was a Country:Personal History Biafra - Chinua Achebe
The Gigantic Beard that was Evil - Stephen Collins
Climbers - M. John Harrison
* The Rehearsal - Eleanor Catton
* Georges Perec and the Oulipo: Winter Journeys - various
Creativity, Language and Literature - eds. Swann, Carter and Pope
A Sport and a Pastime - James Salter
The Yellow Birds - Kevin Powers
Hologram for a King - Dave Eggers
Stoner - John Williams
Blood on the Altar - Tobias Jones
The Lowland - Jhumpra Lahiri
Harvest - Jim Crace
The Kills - Richard House
The Son - Philip Meyer
Species of Spaces - Georges Perec
The Circle - Dave Eggers
The Case of Charles Dexter Ward - Lovecraft/Culbard
*I am Zlatan Ibrahimovic - Zlatan Ibrahimovic
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Graphic Novel 1 - Denise Mina
Language Online - David Barton and Carmen Lee
*Why don't students like school? - Daniel T. Willingham
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Graphic Novel 2 - Denise Mina
Cosmopolis - Don Delillo
A Girl is a Half-formed Thing - Eimar McBride
Rustication - Charles Palliser
The Embassy of Cambodia - Zadie Smith
Goat Mountain - David Vann

Books in 2012 (* unfinished)
Down the Rabbit Hole - Juan Villalobos
The Wandering Falcon - Jamil Ahmad
The Shadow Door (Elsewhere Chronicles) - Nykko/Bannister
Haweswater - Sarah Hall
Maybe This Time - Alois Hotschnig
* Books Burn Badly - Manuel Rivas
Londoners: The Days and Nights of London Now - Craig Taylor
The Angel Esmeralda: Nine Stories - Don Delillo
* The Butterfly Isles - Patrick Barham
In the Orchard, Swallows - Peter Hobbs
Blood Red, Snow White - Marcus Sedgwick
The London Eye Mystery - Siobhan Dowd
Riddley Walker - Russell Hoban
* The Spirit Level - Wilkinson and Pickett
I'm not Scared - Nicolo Ammoniti
The Beautiful Indifference - Sarah Hall
The Young Inferno - John Agard & Satoshi Kitamura
* Self Comes to Mind - Antonio Damassio
The Debt Delusion - Mehdi Hassan
A Monster Calls - Patrick Ness
The Craftsman - Richard Sennett
When I was Joe - Keren David
Sightlines - Kathleen Jamie
*Unforgiving Years - Victor Serge
Waterlog - Roger Deakin
Uncreative writing - Kenneth Goldsmith
Imagine: how creativity works - Johah Lehrer
Canada - Richard Ford
Together: the rituals, pleasures and politics of co-operation - Daniel Sennett
* Debt: the first 5000 years - David Graeber
Zona: a book about a film about a journey to a room - Geoff Dyer
Dirt - David Vann
* The Stories of Breece D'J Pancake
Lionel Asbo - Martin Amis
What Money Can't Buy - Michael J. Sandel
* Walking Home: A Poet's Journey - Simon Armitage
The Sociolinguistics of Globalization - Jan Blommaert
* Big Music - Kirsty Gunn
Home - Toni Morrison
Leaving the Atocha Station - Ben Lerner
Billy Lyne's Long Half-time Walk - Ben Fountain
*House of Rumours - Jake Arnott
*The Shipping News - Annie L. Proulx
Scarp - Nick Papadimitriou
Hope: A Tragedy - Shalom Auslander
*Pulphead - Essays by John Jeremiah Sullivan
Swimming Home - Deborah Levy
Greenvoe - George Mackay Brown
Breakfast of Champions - Kurt Vonnegutt
Sweet Tooth - Ian McEwan
*The Emigrants - W.G.Sebald
The Deadman's Pedal - Alan Warner
Train Dreams - Denis Johnson
Jesus' Son - Denis Johnson
*The Monk - Matthew Lewis
Dracula - Bram Stoker
Interview with a Vampire - Anne Rice
Jekyll and Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson
*Nocturnes - James Attlee
Farewell My Lovely - Raymond Chandler
s that a Frog in your Ear? - David Bellos
The General of the Dead Army - Ismail Kadare
Carrie - Stephen King
City of Glass - Karasik + Mazzucchelli adapt of Paul Auster
Lowlife - Alexander Baron
* Every Short Story - Alasdair Gray

Books in 2011 (* unfinished)
Caribou Island - David Vann
Nemesis - Philip Roth
Kiss the Dust - Elizabeth Laird
Just My Type - Simon Garfield
*The End of the Land - David Grossman
Zeitoun - Dave Eggers
*The Savage Detectives - Roberto Bolano
Great House - Nicole Krauss
* Freedom - Jonathan Franzen
Welcome to the Goon Squad - Jennifer Egan
* The Stars in the Night Sky - Alan Warner
The Holy Bible - James Frey
My Name is Mina - David Almond
The Tiger's Wife - Tea Obrecht
Pigeon English - Stephen Kelman
Waterline - Ross Raisin
Open City - Teju Cole
Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
The Ask - Sam Lipsyte
The Sense of an Ending - Julian Barnes
A Field Guide to Getting Lost - Rebecca Solnit
The Anatomy Lesson - Philip Roth
The Eagle of the Ninth - Rosemary Sutcliffe
* The Soul of Kindness - Elizabeth Taylor
The Ice Trilogy - Vladimir Sorokhin
The Fear Index - Robert Harris
The Prague Orgy - Philip Roth
In the Sea there are Crocodiles - Fabio Geda
What I talk about when I talk about running - Haruki Murakami
Some Hope - Edward St Aubyn
After the Quake - Haruki Murakami
The Living Mountain - Nan Shepherd
How Pleasure Works - Paul Bloom
Findings - Kathleen Jamie
Towards Re-enchantment: Place and its Meanings - various
The Savage - David Almond
This is not my nose - Michael Rosen
* The Peregrine - J.A. Baker
The Unofficial Countryside - Richard Mabley

Books in 2010

* yet to finish
The Switch - Elmore Leonard
The Glass Room- Simon Mawer
Fugitive Pieces - Ann Michaels
Allah is not obliged - Ahmadou Kourouma
The Road Home - Rose Tremain
The Vagrants - Yiyunn Li
Remainder - Tom McCarthy
The Clock Winder - Ann Tyler
The Humbling - Philip Roth
Fun Home - Alison Bechdel
The Imposter - Damon Galgut
* Me Cheeta - James Lever
Footnotes from Gaza - Joe Sacco
The Post Office Girl - Stefan Zweig
* Herzog - Saul Bellow
Push: a novel - Sapphire
* Alone in Berlin - Hans Fallada
Nocturnes - Kazuo Ishiguro
Away - Amy Bloom
* Gentlemen of the Road - Michael Chabon
Brooklyn - Colm Toibin
* White Lightning - Justin Cartwright
Turnaround - George Pelacanos
* The Worms Can Carry Me to Heaven - Alan Warner
The Pregnant Widow - Martin Amis
* The Singapore Grip - J.G.Farrell
* Black Swan Green - David Mitchell
Youth - JM Coetzee
The Gate at the Stairs - Lorrie Moore
*Ulverton - Adam Thorpe
The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ - Philip Pullman
Exit Ghost - Philip Roth
Zuckerman Unbound - Philip Roth
The Ghost Writer - Philip Roth
The Scarecrow and his Servant - Philip Pullman
In a Strange Room - Damon Galgut

Books in 2009

*McMafia - Misha Glenny
The Rights of the Reader - Daniel Pennac
Netherland - Joseph O'Neill
The Phantom Tollbooth - Norton Juster
Austerity Britain: Smoke in the Valley - David Kynaston
The Believers - Zoe Heller
The Siege of Krishnapur - J.G. Farrell
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - Junot Diaz
Fowler's End - Gerald Kersh
God's Own Country - Ross Raisin
Ascent - Jed Mercurio
Diary of a Bad Year - JM Coetzee
Everything is Illuminated - Jonathan Safran Foer
Suite Francaise - Irene Nemirovsky
*How Fiction Works - James Wood
*A Void - Georges Perec, trans. Gilbert Adair
*Glister - John Burnside
Persepolis - Marjane Satrapi
*Watchmen - Alan Moore
*The Savage Detectives - Roberto Bolano
Waiting for the Barbarians - J.M.Coetzee
David Golder - Irene Nemirovsky
*Portnoy's Complaint - Philip Roth
Troubles - J.G. Farrell
*From A to X in Letters - John Berger
The Death of Grass - John Christopher
The Victorian Chaise-Longe - Marghanita Laski
Akenfield - Ronald Blythe
A Little Piece of Ground - Elizabeth Laird
The Child that Books Built - Francis Spufford
Not in Front of the Grown Ups - Alison Lurie
Half of a Yellow Sun - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
De Niro's Game - Rawi Hage
*Gate of the Sun - Elias Khoury
Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned - Wells Tower
Leviathan, or The Whale - Philip Hoare
A Most Wanted Man - John Le Carre
Indignation - Philip Roth
*Pity the Nation - Robert Fisk
Exercises in Style - Raymond Queneau
Heartlands - Anthony Cartwright
Lush Life - Richard Price
*The Collected Stories of Lorrie Moore
*Burnt Shadows - Kamila Shamsie
Home - Marilyn Robinson
The Stone Diaries - Carol Shields
Butterfly - Sonya Hartnett
Dreams from My Father - Barack Obama
*The Audacity of Hope - Barack Obama
Legend of a Suicide - David Vann
Foe - J M Coetzee
Gilead - Marilynne Robinson
Rum Punch - Elmore Leonard
It's Not About the Bike - Lance Armstrong
Peace - Richard Bausch
* The Group - Mary McCarthy
Summertime - J.M. Coetzee

About my libraryTop 10 Books of the Noughties
1.Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell (2004)
2.In Europe: Travels through the Twentieth Century, Geert Mak (2007)
3.The Human Stain, Philip Roth (2000)
4.True Tales of American Life, ed. Paul Auster (2001)
5.Suite Francaise, Irene Nemirovsky (2006)
6.The Lay of the Land, Richard Ford (2006)
7.Home, Marilynne Robinson (2008)
8.The Road, Cormac McCarthy (2006)
9.The Collected Stories, Lorrie Moore (2008)
10.Havoc in its Third Year, Ronan Bennet (2004)

Favourite 5 books read in 2009
1. Suite Francaise, Irene Nemirovsky
2. Home, Marilynne Robinson
3. Collected Stories, Lorrie Moore
4. Legend of a Suicide, David Vann
5. Akenfield, Ronald Blythe

Favourite 5 books read in 2010
1.Footnotes from Gaza - Joe Sacco
2.The Humbling - Philip Roth
3.The Glass Room - Simon Mawer
4.The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ - Philip Pullman
5.Brooklyn - Colm Toibin

Favourite 5 books read in 2011
1. Welcome to the Goon Squad - Jennifer Egan
2. The Living Mountain - Nan Shepherd
3. A Field Guide to Getting Lost - Rebecca Solnit
4. Towards Re-enchantment: place and its meanings - various
5. The Unofficial Countryside - Richard Mabley

Favourite 5 books read in 2012
1. Leaving the Atocha Station - Ben Lerner
2. Hope: A Tragedy - Shalom Auslander
3. The Deadman's Pedal - Alan Warner
4. Billy Lyne's Long Half-time Walk - Ben Fountain
4. Lionel Asbo - Martin Amis

Favourite 5 books read in 2013
1. NW - Zadie Smith
2. Ours are the Streets - Sunjeev Sahota
3. The Faraway Nearby - Rebecca Solnit
4. Hologram for a King - Dave Eggers
5. The Lowland - Jhumpa Lahiri

Favourite 5 books read in 2014
1. The Wake - Paul Kingsnorth
2. Dissident Gardens - Jonathan Lethem
3. Life After Life - Kate Atkinson
4. Light Years - James Salter
5. Familiar - Robert L. Lennon

Favourite 5 books read in 2015
1. The Dog - Joseph O'Neill
2.The Book of Night Women - Marlon James
3. Infidelities - Kirsty Gunn
4. The Green Road - Anne Enright
5. London Overground - Iain Sinclair

Favourite 5 Books Read in 2016
1. White Sands - Geoff Dyer
2. A Manual for Cleaning Women - Lucia Berlin
3. Slade House - David Mitchell
4. The Census-Taker - China Mieville
5. Addlands - Tom Bullough

Favourite 5 books in 2017
1. Exit West - Mohsin Hamid
2. Reservoir 13 - Jon McGregor
3. Midwinter Break - Bernard McLaverty
4. Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist - Paul Kingsnorth
5. The Unwomanly Face of War - Svetlana Alexievich

Groups75 Books Challenge for 2008

Favorite authorsSvetlana Alexievich, David Almond, Martin Amis, J.G. Ballard, Ronan Bennett, Lucia Berlin, George Mackay Brown, John le Carré, Raymond Carver, Raymond Chandler, Sharon Creech, Don DeLillo, Philip K. Dick, Geoff Dyer, Will Eaves, Dave Eggers, Bret Easton Ellis, James Ellroy, Anne Enright, Richard Ford, William Goldman, Kenneth Goldsmith, David Goodis, Alasdair Gray, Vasily Grossman, Kirsty Gunn, Sarah Hall, Mohsin Hamid, Sonya Hartnett, Zoë Heller, Chester Himes, Alice Hoffman, A. M. Homes, Marlon James, Kathleen Jamie, James Kelman, Jack Kerouac, Gerald Kersh, Paul Kingsnorth, Rachel Kushner, Jhumpa Lahiri, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, Ben Lerner, Jonathan Lethem, Robert Macfarlane, Julian Maclaren-Ross, Bernard MacLaverty, Jon McGregor, China Miéville, David Mitchell, Lorrie Moore, Ottessa Moshfegh, Andrew O'Hagan, Sharon Olds, Alice Oswald, Grace Paley, Georges Perec, Marilynne Robinson, Philip Roth, Katherine Rundell, James Sallis, George Saunders, Leonardo Sciascia, Iain Sinclair, Zadie Smith, Rebecca Solnit, Studs Terkel, Jim Thompson, William Trevor, David Vann, Alan Warner, Alex Wheatle, Tobias Wolff (Shared favorites)

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