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About meA book addict married to another book addict.

My main reading areas at the moment seem to be 20th century women's literature (Virago Modern Classics and Persephone books), detective novels from the 19th century to mid twentieth century, 19th century sensation novels (I've been rereading Wilkie Collins and just discovered Mary Elizabeth Braddon) and books nominated for what was the Orange Prize for Fiction. I also enjoy fantasy, science fiction, children's books, historical fiction and anything else that catches my interest. I always feel as if I ought to read more non-fiction or translated fiction.

My 'To read' collection, as you can see, is a little out of control (and we are definitely running out of bookcases despite double-stacking)

My threads for the 2018 75 Book Challenge are here:

About my libraryAll the books in the 'My Library' collection belong to me and my husband. Books tagged 'Dan' are books I identify as his although that doesn't necessarily mean that I don't read them.

Wishlist books are my way of keeping track of all the book recommendations I have been getting from the 75 Books Challenge Group. Read but unowned books have either been swapped, given away or returned to the library.

Books in the 'Omnibus' collection are the individual works we own in omnibus form. These haven't been included in our library.

Books tagged as wrong cover have a different cover to those already uploaded to the site. I'm also slowly tagging books as Amazon cover where the only cover that matches mine is the Amazon one. At some point I need to spend some time with our scanner...

Tags are still a work in progress. I thought it would be interesting to see the nationalities of the authors I'm reading so I've started tagging those. It's worrying though that the most common tags are still 'Wishlist' and 'TBR'.

Groups75 Books Challenge for 2010, 75 Books Challenge for 2011, 75 Books Challenge for 2012, 75 Books Challenge for 2013, 75 Books Challenge for 2014, 75 Books Challenge for 2015, 75 Books Challenge for 2016, 75 Books Challenge for 2017, 75 Books Challenge for 2018, A Group Thank Youshow all groups

Favorite authorsBen Aaronovitch, Joan Aiken, Margery Allingham, Elizabeth von Arnim, Isaac Asimov, Margaret Atwood, Jane Austen, E. F. Benson, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, John Buchan, Lois McMaster Bujold, Becky Chambers, Agatha Christie, Wilkie Collins, Aliette de Bodard, Charles Dickens, Alexandre Dumas, Samantha Ellis, Jasper Fforde, Judith Flanders, Alan Garner, Elizabeth Gaskell, Max Gladstone, Rumer Godden, Kate Griffin, Ursula K. Le Guin, Jane Harris, Winifred Holtby, Elizabeth Jane Howard, Gerard W. Hughes, P. D. James, N. K. Jemisin, Diana Wynne Jones, Barbara Kingsolver, Ann Leckie, C. S. Lewis, Alison Light, Penelope Lively, Hilary Mantel, Daphne du Maurier, China MiƩville, E. Nesbit, Patrick Ness, Claire North, Henri J. M. Nouwen, Winifred Peck, Stef Penney, Louise Penny, Adrian Plass, Terry Pratchett, Barbara Pym, Marilynne Robinson, J. K. Rowling, Brandon Sanderson, C. J. Sansom, Rosemary Sutcliff, Elizabeth Taylor, Sheri S. Tepper, Angela Thirkell, J. R. R. Tolkien, Claire Tomalin, Anthony Trollope, Sarah Waters, Edith Wharton, P. G. Wodehouse, N. T. Wright, Tom Wright, John Wyndham (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresAbbey Bookshop, British Library Bookshop, Daunt Books - Marylebone, Foyles, Oxfam Shop Leighton Buzzard, Persephone Books, South Bank Book Market, Waterstone's Watford High Street

Favorite librariesBritish Library, Gladstone's Library (formerly St Deiniol's Library), Leighton Buzzard Library, Watford Central Library

Other favoritesThe British Museum

Favorite publishersBello

Favorite lists18th Century, 1900s (Decade, not century), 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, Best books published therein, 1970s, 1980s, 2016 Hugo Eligible Novellas, 2016 Hugo Eligible Novels, 2017 Hugo Eligible Novellas, 2017 Hugo Eligible Novels, 2017 Science Fiction and Fantasy I'm Looking Forward To, 2018 Hugo Eligible Novels, 2019 Hugo Eligible Novels, Anti-heroines in fiction, Best African Books, Best Alternate History, Best Autobiographies and Memoirs, Best books about books, BEST BOOKS TO UNDERSTAND TOLKIEN, Best family sagas, Best Fantasy Originally Published in a Language Other Than English, Best historical fiction set in the ancient world, Best Neglected Fantasy Books 1900-1955, Best of Historical Fantasy, Bibliography for How to be a Heroine, Books about World War I, Books featuring monks and/or nuns, Books mentioned in The Diary of a Provincial Lady, Books of the 1990s, Books referenced in A Very Great Profession: The Woman's Novel 1914-39, Classics of Science Fiction, Diversity in Fantasy and Science Fiction, Epic fantasy by female authors, Fantasy novels with a female protagonist, Fantasy of manners, Favorite Georgette Heyer Novels, Ranked, Favourite books by Diana Wynne Jones, Fiction Featuring Cranky, Eccentric Old Folks, Generation Ship, History and Biography Read in 2016, Japanese Literature, Mental health fiction, A Novel Cure, Religious Science Fiction, sandstone78's AI Reading List, Science fiction novels with a female protagonist, Top Five Books of 2015, Top Five Books of 2016, Top Five Books of 2017, Top Five Books of 2018, What Makes This Book So Great, wilfully eccentric little england (cosy read novels, england), Women in War

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