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Books Read 2015:

"VanGogh - A Power Seething" by Julian Bell ***
"This is Van Gogh" by George Roddam ****
"A Royal Experiment" by Janice Hadlow*****
"Major Pettigrews Last Stand" by Helen Simonson
The Violinist's Thumb'' by Sam Kean****
'The Tale of the Duelling' by Sam Kean****
'Up at the Villa' by W.S Maugham*****
'The Churchill Factor' by Boris Johnson *****
'Venetia' by Georgetta Heyer****
'Mansfield Park' by Jane Austen *****(re-read)
'Jane Eyre' by Charlotte Bronte (Folio Edition) ***** (re-read)
'The Water Beetle' by Nancy Mitford****
'The Convenient Marriage' by Georgette Heyer.
'Oxford', by Jan Morris ****
'A House in Wales' by Jan Morris ****
'The Girl on the Train' by Paula Hawkins***
"The Search for Richard 3" by Phillipa Langley and Michael Jones ***
"My Brilliant Friend" by Elena Ferrante ****
'Do No Harm' by Henry Marsh
'The Year of Reading Dangerously' by Alex Miller ***
'The Story of a New Name' by Elena Ferrante ****
"The Miniaturist" by Jesse Burton ***
"The Woman in White" by Wilkie Collins****
"Panoply" by Carolly Erickson****
'Sweet Caress' by William Boyd****
"The Year of Living Danishly" by Helen Russell***
"Those Who Leave and Those who Stay" by Elena Ferante****
"The Country Life" by Rachel Cusk****
"Van Gogh- A Power Seething" by Julian Bell ***
"This is Van Gogh" by George Roddam ****
"Just Kids " by Patti Smith

READ IN 2016:
"Lives in Writing" by David Lodge*****
"Priscilla" by Nicholas Shakespeare ****
"Fracture" by Phillip Blom. ****
"Carlyles at Home" by Thea Holme (Persephone Books)****
"All the Light we Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr ****
"Under the Hawthorn Tree" by Ai Mi**
"Alive, Alive, Oh" by Diana Athill ****
"The Lonely' by Paul Gallico ***
"Testament of Youth" by Vera Brittain*****
"The Quiet American' by Graham Greene*****
"The Story of Alice' by Robert Douglas Fairhurst *****
"Longbourne" by Jo Baker ***
"The Marriage Plot" by Jeffrey Eugenides****
"A Possible Life" by Sebastian Faulks****
"Middlesex' by Jeffrey Eugenides*****
"A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian" by Marina Lewycka****
"By Nightfall" by Micheal Cunningham****
"Think Like an Artist" by Will Gompertz****
"5000km per second" by Manuele Fior****
"Sense of an Ending" by Julian Barnes*****
'The Virgin Suicides" by Jeffrey Eugenides****
"On Canaan's Side" by Sebastian Barry****
"Translator's Blues (Cahiers)" by Franco Nasi****
"Dissolution: by C Sansom***
"Hunters in the Dark" by Lawrence Osbourne***
"I Let You Go" by Clare Mackintosh***
"The Hand That Feeds You: A Novel" by A. J. Rich***
"The Sympathizer: A Novel" (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction) by Viet Thanh Nguyen****
"My Name Is Lucy Barton: A Novel" by Elizabeth Strout****
"Charlotte Brontë: A Fiery Heart" by Claire Harman****
"A Royal Experiment" by Janice Hadlow ***** (Known as "The Strangest Family" in the UK).
"Still Life with Bread Crumbs: A Novel" by Anna Quindlen****
""Sweet Thames" by Matthew Kneale****
"But You Did Not Come Back: A Memoir" by Marceline Loridan-Ivens****
"Jumping the Queue" by Mary Wesley****
"Eileen: A Novel" by Ottessa Moshfegh*****
"David Hockney: A Bigger Exhibition"by Richard Benefield, Gregory Evans *****
Secret Knowledge (New and Expanded Edition): Rediscovering the Lost…" by David Hockney*****
"A Bigger Message: Conversations with David Hockney (Revised Edition)" by Martin Gayford****
"The Girl in the Red Coat" by Kate Hamer***
"When Will There Be Good News?: A Novel" by Kate Atkinson****
"Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck*****
"Exploring Cross Stitch: A Notebook" by Audrey Ormrod****
Needlework School" by The Embroiderers' Guild Practical Study Group
"Arthur and George" by Julian Barnes ****
"The House of Special Purpose" by John Boyne ****
"Imagine Me Gone" by Adam Haslet****
"I, Claudius" by Robert Graves*****
"The Throwback Special: A Novel" by Chris Bachelder ****
"I'm a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After 20…"
by Bill Bryson***
"Peacock and Vine" by A.S. Byatt.****

GroupsAnd Other Stories, Author Theme Reads, Barbara Pym, BBC Radio 3 Listeners, BBC Radio 4 Listeners, Bloomsbury Group and their friends, Book Nudgers, Booker Prize, Canadian Bookworms, Club Read 2011show all groups

Favorite authorsJane Austen, J. M. Coetzee, Jim Crace, Richard Dawkins, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Gustave Flaubert, Michael Frayn, Kazuo Ishiguro, Hilary Mantel, Ian McEwan, Susan Sontag, Rose Tremain, William Trevor, Stefan Zweig (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresMacLeod's Books, Munro's Books, Russell Books, The Haunted Bookshop

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