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CollectionsYour library (1,880), Currently reading (1), To read (565), Read but unowned (77), Favorites (42), All collections (1,957)

Reviews60 reviews

Tagsfiction (1,255), UK (622), England (496), tbr (462), nonfiction (451), children's (239), reference (234), humour (233), illustrated (209), 1950s (201) — see all tags

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The Outrun by Amy Liptrot

2016 Reading List
The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry
Out of Breath by Julie Myerson
The Hours by Michael Cunningham
Dying in the Wool by Frances Brody
Holding by Graham Norton
My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
Curtain Call by Anthony Quinn
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
The Versions of Us by Laura Barnett
The Girls by Emma Cline
Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons
The Forsyte Saga by John Galsworthy
The Code of the Woosters by P.G. Wodehouse
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Modern Lovers by Emma Straub
A Bend in the River by V.S. Naipaul
The Good Liar by Nicholas Searle
Madonna in a Fur Coat by Sabahattin Ali
Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll
The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty
Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris
The Nest by Cynthia d'Aprix Sweeney
The Complete Talking Heads by Alan Bennett
Perfect Wives in Ideal Homes: The Story of Women in the 1950s by Virginia Nicholson
The Summer before the War by Helen Simonson
Dark Corners by Ruth Rendell
Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
A Year of Marvellous Ways by Sarah Winman
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Family Matters by Rohinton Mistry
The Widow by Fiona Barton
A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson (re-read)
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
Upstairs at the Party by Linda Grant
Pied Piper by Nevil Shute
Play It Again: An Amateur Against The Impossible by Alan Rusbridger
Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari (abandoned)
The Evening Chorus by Helen Humphreys

About my libraryMy library contains mostly fiction, with lots of women authors and mainly British authors. I love literature of the 1930s and '40s, especially if it's funny. I also own a good number of children's books, and have a special fondness for ones with beautiful illustrations.

GroupsBas Bleu, BBC Radio 4 Listeners, Best of British, Blitz Books: the WWII British Home Front, 1938 to 1945, Book Clubs, Brits, BritWit, Cornish books, Etiquette and Manners, IRATEshow all groups

Favorite authorsEdward Ardizzone, Jane Austen, Ludwig Bemelmans, E. F. Benson, Michael Bond, Elizabeth Bowen, Helen Bradley, Truman Capote, Laurie Colwin, Noël Coward, E. M. Delafield, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Elizabeth George, Margaret Halsey, Oscar Hijuelos, Elizabeth Jane Howard, Jerome K. Jerome, Molly Keane, W. P. Kinsella, Anne Lamott, Hugh Lofting, Katherine Mansfield, Armistead Maupin, Daphne du Maurier, George du Maurier, Mary McCarthy, Ian McEwan, Christopher Morley, E. Nesbit, Mary Norton, Dorothy Parker, S. J. Perelman, Gwen Raverat, Ruth Rendell, Jean Rhys, Saki, Dorothy L. Sayers, David Sedaris, R. C. Sherriff, Dodie Smith, Julia Strachey, Elizabeth Taylor, Josephine Tey, Angela Thirkell, Dylan Thomas, James Thurber, Barbara Euphan Todd, John Kennedy Toole, Sue Townsend, Sarah Waters, Winifred Watson, Evelyn Waugh, Edith Wharton, T. H. White, Oscar Wilde, P. G. Wodehouse (Shared favorites)


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Real nameHelen

LocationCornwall, UK

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Member sinceOct 25, 2006

Currently readingThe Outrun by Amy Liptrot

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