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About me2016 books - 79 books total

1. "Accidents of Fortune" - Andrew, Duke of Devonshire
2. "Hugh Trevor-Roper: An Honourable Englishman" - Adam Sisman
3. "Swan Song" - Edmund Crispin
4. "Empress Dowager Cixi" - Jung Chang
5. "The Franco-Prussian War 1870-1871" - Stephen Bodsey
6. "English, August" - Upamanyu Chatterjee
7. "Sagittarius Rising" - Cecil Lewis
8. "The Last German Empress" - John Van der Kiste
9. "Redeployment" - Phil Klay
10. "Nicholas II" - Marc Ferro
11. "The Palace and the Bunker" - Frank Millard
12. "A Man Called Ove" - Fredrik Backman
13. "On Being Here to Stay" - Michael Asch
14. "Scarlet and Black" - Stendhal
15. "Nothing But the Truth" - Jarkko Sipila
16. "The Savage Detectives" - Roberto Bolano
17. "The Flight of the Maidens" - Jane Gardam
18. "A Reunion of Ghosts" - Judith Claire Mitchell
19. "The Queen's Bed" - Anna Whitelock
20. "The Frozen Deep" - Wilkie Collins
21. "As Though I Had Wings" - Chet Baker
22. "A Sparrow's Flight" - Quintin Hogg, Lord Hailsham
23. "Memoirs" - John, Lord Hervey
24. "Mephisto" - Klaus Mann
25. "Margaret Thatcher" - Meredith Veldman
26. "Waiting to Land" - Martin Duberman
27. "London Stories" - various authors
28. "The Hypochondriac" - Moliere
29. "The Apple Cart" - George Bernard Shaw
30. "What is History Now?" - David Cannadine, editor
31. "Princess Margaret" - Dennis Bardens
32. "Amadeus" - Peter Shaffer
33. "Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis" - Wendy Cope
34. "Bright Shards of Someplace Else" - Monica McFawn
35. "Totempole" - Sanford Friedman
36. "Shakespeare in Love" - Lee Hall, Tom Stoppard and Marc Norman
37. "Walker Art Center" - Cathy Madison
38. "Age of Iron" - J. M. Coetzee
39. "Notes from Madras" - Arthur R. Kenney-Herbert
40. "A Cornish Childhood" - A. L. Rowse
41. "The Lonely Londoners" - Sam Selvon
42. "Fanny and Stella" - Neil McKenna
43. "The Burning of the World" - Bela Zambory-Moldovan
44. "The Crying Game" - Jane Giles
45. "Emily Carr" - Anne Newlands
46. "The Undiscovered Country" - Julian Mitchell
47. "Mr Mac and Me" - Esther Freud
48. "The Year of Lear" - James Shapiro
49. "Dear Osborne" - John Matson
50. "Melon" - Sylvia Lovegren
51. "Charles XII of Sweden" - Ragnhild Hilton
52. "Death in the Queen City" - Patrick Brode
53. "Frank Lloyd Wright" - Norris K. Smith
54. "The Duke's Children" - Anthony Trollope
55. "Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?" Roz Chast
56. "Pravda" - Harold Brenton and David Hare
57. "Mr. And Mrs. Disraeli" - Daisy Hay
58. "Dothead" - Amit Majmudar
59. "The Pinecone" - Jenny Uglow
60. "The Emperor Alexander I" - E. M. Amendinger
61. "Frances" - Max Riddington and Gavan Naden
62. "The Marquess of Queensbury" - Linda Straatmann
63. "The Short, Strange Life of Herschel Grynszpan" - Jonathan Kirsch
64. "Hermit of Peking" - Hugh Trevor-Roper
65. "Luther" - John Osborne
66. "The Beet Queen" - Louise Erdrich
67. "The Following Story" - Cees Nooteboom
68. "The Lost Imperialist" - Andrew Gailey
69. "Two Men Sharing" - William Corlett
70. "Sophia" - Anita Anand
71. "Bach: Music in the Castle of Heaven" - John Eliot Gardiner
72. "A Clergyman's Daughter" - George Orwell
73. "The Fairy Garden" - Harry Kondoleon
74. "A Christmas Carol" - Charles Dickens
75. "James Lees Milne" - Michael Bloch
76. "My History" - Antonia Fraser
77. "The Disinherited" - Robert Sackville-West
78. "Ever, Dirk: The Letters of Dirk Bogarde"
79. "The Little Red Chairs" - Edna O'Brien

2015 books - 99 books total

1. "The Finkler Question" - Howard Jacobson
2. "The Language of Food" - Dan Jurofsky
3. "Ancient as the Hills" - James Lees-Milne
4. "Lucien Freud" - Sebastian Smee
5. "The History of the Siege of Lisbon" - Jose Saramago
6. "The Mistresses of Henry VIII" - Kelly Hart
7. "The Elementary Particles" - Michel Houellebecq
8. "The King's Grave" - Philippa Langley and Michael Jones
9. "Henry VIII" - John Guy
10. "Bess of Hardwick" - Mary Lovell
11. "The Ghosts of Berlin" - Brian Ladd
12. "London Under" - Peter Ackroyd
13. "The Letters of Allen Ginsberg" - Allen Ginsberg
14. "The Invention of Murder" - Judith Flanders
15. "White Noise" - Dan DeLillo
16. "The Invisible Woman" - Claire Tomalin
17. "Remembering Iris Murdoch" - Jeffrey Meyers
18. "Outfoxed" - Rita Mae Brown
19. "The East India Company" - Brian Gardner
20. "Masked Voices" - Craig Loftin
21. "The Boy King" - Diarmaid MacCulloch
22. "Braiding Sweetgrass" - Robin Wall Kimmerer
23. "Robert, Earl of Essex" - Robert Lacey
24. "The Mulberry Empire" - Philip Hensher
25. "My Family and Other Animals" - Gerald Durrell
26. "Cat Stories" - (miscellaneous)
27. "Ode to Latta" - Ghalib Shiraz Dhalla
28. "Ingrid Bergman" - David Thomson
29. "Rethinking the Gay and Lesbian Movement" - Marc Stein
30. "Upper Peninsula Beer" - Russell Magnaghi
31. "Into the Woods" - Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine
32. "Valentines" - Olaf Olafsson
33. "The Driftless Area" - Tom Drury
34. "The Cripple of Inishmaan" - Martin McDonagh
35. "Proust's Lesbianism" - Elisabeth Ladenson
36. "The Possibility of Dreaming on a Night Without Stars" - Michael Kaufman
37. "Sir Alec Douglas-Home" - Kenneth Young
38. "Both" - Douglas Crase
39. "Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?" - Jeanette Winterson
40. "Arctic Summer" - Damon Galgut
41. "Tracks" - Louise Erdrich
42. "She Stoops to Conquer" - Oliver Goldsmith
43. "Sunset and Twilight" - Bernard Berenson
44. "Beaumarchais in Seville" - Hugh Thomas
45. "Diary of My Travels in America" - Louis Philippe of Orleans
46. "Wondrous Beauty" - Carol Berkin
47. "The Owens-Thomas House" - Tania June Sammons
48. "Small Island" - Andrea Levy
49. "Fort King George" - Jeannine Cook
50. "The Mind-Murders" - Janwillem van de Wetering
51. "Liliom" - Ferenc Molnar
52. "Natalie and Romaine" - Diane Souhami
53. "Elizabeth Costello" - J. M. Coetzee
54. "Fires of Faith" - Eamon Duffy
55. "Love's Labor's Lost" - William Shakespeare
56. "Louis XVIII" - Philip Mansel
57. "Cockroaches" - Jo Nesbø
58. "Pericles" - William Shakespeare
59. "Yesterday Came Suddenly" - Francis King
60. "Oedipus Rex" - Sophocles
61. "Hamlet" - William Shakespeare
62. "Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar" - Simon Sebag Montefiore
63. "Thyestes" - Seneca
64. "Impressionist Children" - Greg Thomas
65. "Shakespeare and His Contemporaries" - Charles Nicholl
66. "Great Expectations" - Charles Dickens
67. "The Weir" - Conor McPherson
68. "The Last Laker" - Frederick Stonehouse
69. "Make Believe" - Diana Athill
70. "An Appetite for Life" - Charles Ritchie
71. "Love is Where it Falls" - Simon Callow
72. "Blind River" - Beverly Matherne
73. "The Cupboard" - Rose Tremain
74. "The Canadian Frontier" - W. J. Eccles
75. "Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight" - Alexandra Fuller
76. "Bright Felon" - Kazim Ali
77. "Too Brief a Treat: The Letters of Truman Capote"
78. "Bonjour, là Bonjour" - Michel Tremblay
79. "The Life and Times of Charles II" - Christopher Falkus
80. "The Lisbon Traviata" - Terrence McNally
81. "The First Lady Diana" - Victoria Massey
82. "Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore" - Robin Sloane
83. "You Don't Have to Live Like This" - Benjamin Markovits
84. "All According to God's Plan" - Alan Scot Willis
85. "Privilege and Scandal" - Janet Gleeson
86. "Two Years, Eight Months and 28 Nights" - Salman Rushdie
87. "Son of a Smaller Hero" - Mordecai Richler
88. "Perilous Question" -= Antonia Fraser
89. "Churchill and the King" - Kenneth Weisbrode
90. "Flint and Feather" - Charlotte Gray
91. "Death in the Peaceable Kingdom" - Dmitri Anastakis
92. "The Haunted House" - Plautus
93. "The Silver Swan" - Benjamin Black [John Banville]
94. "The Tower" - W. B. Yeats
95. "Patrick Leigh Fermor" - Artemis Cooper
96. "The Baroness" - Hannah Rothschild
97. "Father, Tell Me I Have Not Aged" - Russell Thorburn
98. "Wylder's Hand" - J. Sheridan LeFanu
99. "Alexis" - Marguerite Yourcenar

2014 books - 93 books total

1. "No Regrets" - Caroline Seebohm
2. "High Noon" - Philip Drummond
3. "The Pursuit of Love" - Nancy Mitford
4. "Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit" - Jeanette Winterson
5. "Oedipus" - Seneca
6. "Albert" - Jules Stewart
7. "William" - Tim Graham and Peter Archer
8. "Snowdon" - Anne de Courcy
9. "Hedy's Folly" - Richard Rhodes
10. "Representation and Resistance" - Jaspal Singh
11. "Josef Sudek" - Anna Farova
12. "Macmillan, 1894-1956" - Alistair Horne
13. "Lola Montez" - James Morton
14. "The Duchess of Dino" - Philip Ziegler
15. "The Gallery" - John Horne Burns
16. "The Semi-Attached Couple" - Emily Eden
17. "Katherine the Queen" - Linda Porter
18. "Eugenie" - Desmond Seward
19. "Capital" - John Lanchester
20. "Once, Then" - Andrea Scarpino
21. "Firefly" - Noel Coward
22. "The Princess and the Politicians" - John Charmley
23. "How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia" - Moshin Hamid
24. "Country Girl" - Edna O'Brien
25. "Wise Children" - Angela Carter
26. "Hugh Gaitskell" - Philip M. Williams
27. "Introducing Elsa Maxwell" - Sam Staggs
28. "Everything That Rises Must Converge" - Flannery O'Connor
29. "Men in Eden" - William Benemann
30. "Christine Falls" - Benjamin Black [John Banville]
31. "Edinburgh" - Alexander Chee
32. "The Ninth" - Harvey Sachs
33. "The Assassination of the Prime Minister" - David Hanrahan
34. "Updike" - Adam Begley
35. "Dancing Fish and Ammonites" - Penelope Lively
36. "Occidentalism" - Ian Buruma and Avishai Margalit
37. "My Struggle" - Karl Ove Knausgaard
38. "The Dancing Plague" - John Waller
39. "Americanah" - Chinamanda Ngozi Adichie
40. "Loving in the War Years" - Cherrie Moraga
41. "Prinny and His Pals" - Tom Ambrose
42. "The French Wars 1667-1714" - John Lynn
43. "Willpower" - Tyler Tichelaar
44. "Watermark" - Joseph Brodsky
45. "Charles Dickens" - Claire Tomalin
46. "Maigret Goes Home" - Georges Simenon
47. "The Temptation of Eileen Hughes" - Brian Moore
48. "Henry and Mary Ponsonby" - William Kuhn
49. "First Stage" - Tom Patterson and Allan Gould
50. "Under the Wide and Starry Sky" - Nancy Horan
51. "Mother Courage and Her Children" - Bertolt Brecht
52. "Anthony and Cleopatra" - William Shakespeare
53. "Hay Fever" - Noel Coward
54. "A Midsummer Night's Dream" - William Shakespeare
55. "Shakespeare: An Ungentle Life" - Katherine Duncan-Jones
56. "King Lear" - William Shakespeare
57. "Housekeeping" - Marilynn Robinson
58. "Preparing the Ghost" - Matthew Gavin Frank
59. "A Devil in Paradise" - Henry Miller
60. "Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You" - Peter Cameron
61. "William III" - Tony Claydon
62. "Letters from Liselotte" - Elizabeth Charlotte, Duchess of Orleans
63. "Cannery Row" - John Steinbeck
64. "Into Africa" - Martin Dugard
65. "The Dean's December" - Saul Bellow
66. "Horace and Me" - Harry Eyres
67. "The Later Diaries, 1961-1972" - Ned Rorem
68: "Love Well the Hour" - Anne Jordan
69. "Gepyhromania" - T. C. Tolbert
70. "Moffie" - Andre Carl van der Merwe
71. "Daughter of Empire" - Lady Pamela Hicks
72. "The Servants and the Snow" - Iris Murdoch
73. "Les Enfants Terribles" - Jean Cocteau
74. "The Secret Scripture" - Sebastian Barry
75. "The Three Arrows" - Iris Murdoch
76. "Enlightening: Letters 1846-1960" - Isaiah Berlin
77. "Xenia: Once a Grand Duchess" - John van der Kiste and Coryne Hall
78. "Detroit" - Charlie LeDuff
79. "Life with Queen Victoria" - Marie Mallett
80. "Romeo and Juliet" - William Shakespeare
81. "Why Christianity Must Change or Die" - John Spong
82. "Burning Houses" - Andrew Harvey"
83. "Dreams of Trespass" - Fatima Mernissi
84. "The Last Empire" - Stefan Kanfer
85. "Raven's Fire" - John Gubbins
86. "The Art of the Possible" - R. A. Butler
87. "American Lady" - Caroline de Margerie
88. "Keep the Aspidistra Flying" - George Orwell
89. "Death Comes For the Archbishop" - Willa Cather
90. "The Opium War 1840-1842" - Peter Ward Fay
91. "The Damnable Duke of Cumberland" - Anthony Bird
92. "The Grass is Singing" - Doris Lessing
93. "Poor Caroline" - Winifred Holtby


2013 books -- 105 Total:

1. "On Being Different" - Merle Miller
2. "Letters to 'One'- Craig Loftin, editor
3. "The Courtesan's Revenge" - Frances Wilson
4. "Lawrence and the Women" - Elaine Feinstein
5. "King of the Badgers" - Philip Hensher
6. "The Judas Kiss" - David Hare
7. "Bernard Shaw: The Lure of Fantasy" - Michael Holroyd
8. "Waiting for the Barbarians" - J.M. Coetzee
9. "Mary Tudor" - David Loades
10. "The Engagement" - Georges Simenon
11. "Memoirs" - John Addington Symonds
12. "The Rare and the Beautiful" - Cressida Connolly
13. "Advice to a Granddaughter" - Queen Victoria
14. "Queer America" - Vicki Eaklor
15. "Henry: Virtuous Prince" - David Starkey
16. "Peter Weir" - Marek Haltof
17. "Untold Story" - Alan Bennett
18. "Witness to History" - Victoria Schofield
19. "Shakespeare's English Kings" - Peter Saccio
20. "Son of Oscar Wilde" - Vyvyan Holland
21. "I Am a Woman" - Ann Bannon
22. "The Falls" - Joyce Carol Oates
23. "Canada's House" - Margaret MacMillan et. alia
24. "The Serenity Murders" - Mehmet Murad Somer
25. "In the Woods" - Tana French
26. "Starved" - Michael Somers
27. "Curiosities of Literature" - John Sutherland
28. "Light on Distant Hills" - Cathal O'Searcaigh
29. "The Desert Queen" - Janet Wallach
30. "The Empty Family" - Colm Toibin
31. "The Deleted Worlds" - Tomas Tranströmer
32. "How It All Began" - Penelope Lively
33. "Chronicle of a Plague, Revisited" - Andrew Holleran
34. "London 1900" - Jonathan Schneer
35. "Tudor Rebellions" - Anthony Fletcher and Diarmaid MacCulloch
34. "Homosexuality in Modern France" - Jeffrey Merrick and Bryant Ragan, editors
35. "The Voices of Morebath" - Eamon Duffy
36. "Kafka on the Shore" - Haruki Murakami
37. "Daisy Miller" - Henry James
38. "The Return of the Soldier" - Rebecca West
39. "Making Friends With Hitler" - Ian Kershaw
40. "Cures" - Martin Duberman
41. "The Third Reich" - Roberto Bolano
42. "Buchanan Dying" - John Updike
43. "Queen Alexandra" - Georgina Battiscombe
44. "My Germany" - Lev Raphael
45. "Out in Chicago" - Jill Austin and Jennifer Brier, editors
45. "Sir Vidia's Shadow" - Paul Theroux
46. "Dear Life" - Alice Munro
47. "Elizabeth's London" - Liza Picard
48. "Lord Dalhousie: Patron and Collector" - Rene Villeneuve
49. "The Schoolmaster's Daughter" - John Smolens
50. "Philip of Spain" - Henry Kamen
51. "The Love Poems" - W.B. Yeats
52. "Are You My Mother?" - Alison Bechdel
53. "Under the Sun" - Bruce Chatwin
54. "Six Tales of the Jazz Age and Other Stories" - F. Scott Fitzgerald
55. "The Way North" - Ron Riekki, ed.
56. "Monsieur Monde Vanishes" - Georges Simenon
57. "The Magic Mountain" - Thomas Mann'
58. "The Streetbird" - Janwillem van de Wetering
59. "Love/Imperfect" - Christopher Leland
60. "Princess Ka'iulani" - Sharon Linnea
61. "Untold Story" - Monica Ali
62. "Daughter to Napoleon" - Constance Wright
63. "Opera, Sex, and Other Vital Matters" - Paul Robinson
64. "Jack Holmes and His Friend" - Edmund White
65. "Marie Therese" - Susan Nagel
66. "A Man of Parts" - David Lodge
67. "Confusion" - Stefan Zweig
68. "Secrets of the Congdon Mansion" - Joe Kimball
69. "John Maynard Keynes: Fighting For Freedom, 1937-46" - Robert Skidelsky
70. "Death Comes to Pemberley" - P.D. James
71. "The Female Detective" - Andrew Forrester
72. "The Lesson of the Master" - Henry James
73. "The Sistine Secrets" - Benjamin Blech and Roy Doliner
74. "A Kind of Alaska" - Harold Pinter
75. "Nancy Mitford" - Selina Hastings
76. "The View From Stalin's Head" - Aaron Hamburger
77. "Isiaih Berlin" - Michael Ignatieff
78. "The Fixed Period" - Anthony Trollope
79. "The Twelve Rooms of the Nile" - Enid Shomer
80. "The Menaechmi" - Plautus
81. "American Poet" - Jeff Vande Zande
82. "Love in a Cold Climate" - Nancy Mitford
83. "Keep on Dancing" - Sarah Churchill
84. "Querelle" - Jean Genet
85. "Horoscopes for the Dead" - Billy Collins
86. "The Sense of an Ending" - Julian Barnes
87. "Cleopatra" - Stacy Schiff
88. "The Semi-Detached House" - Emily Eden
89. "What's Wrong With Homosexuality?" - John Corvino
90. "Camino Real" - Tennessee Williams
91. "Twilight of the Habsburgs" - Alan Palmer
92. "The Mystery of Georges Simenon" - Fenton Bresler
93. "Laughing Whitefish" - Robert Traver
94. "King Charles III" - Anthony Holden
95. "Lydia and Maynard" - Lydia Lopokova and J. M. Keynes
96. "Broken Harbor" - Tana French
97. "The Daylight Gate" - Jeanette Winterson
98. "The Brothers" - Terence
99. "The Life of Graham Greene, 1904-1939" - Norman Sherry
100. "The Morrow Plots" - Matthew Frank
101. "Angel" - Elizabeth Taylor
102. "Madame Mere" - Gilbert Martineau
103. "Secret Historian" - Justin Spring
104. "City Boy" - Edmund White
105. "The Price of Salt" - Patricia Highsmith

About my libraryPost-1688 British history; post-1945 British female novelists; contemporary gay literature; historical fiction; theatre; biographies; memoirs and diaries; "classics of literature"; art,artists and exhibitions; some poetry; Canada; crime fiction; music; film

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Favorite authorsA. S. Byatt, David Cannadine, M.F.K. Fisher, Penelope Fitzgerald, Graham Greene, Alan Hollinghurst, James Lees-Milne, Brian Moore, Iris Murdoch, George Orwell, Marcel Proust, Barbara Pym, W. G. Sebald, William Shakespeare, Georges Simenon, William Trevor, Anthony Trollope, John Updike, Denton Welch (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresArtis Books & Antiques, Aurora Books, Chequamegon Book Co., Snowbound Books, The Attic Books and Coffee

Favorite librariesPeter White Public Library

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