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CollectionsYour library (335), Favorites (15), Currently reading (1), To read (41), Non-fiction (18), Read but unowned (4), Wishlist (8), All collections (347)

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Tagscontemporary fiction (74), american fiction (56), unread (50), book depository (49), british fiction (38), women's fiction (34), classic (34), favourite authors (31), historical fiction (31), easy reading (28) — see all tags

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About meWhile I would like to describe myself as an avid reader, I'm more of a 'frustrated' reader these days as work and other parts of life encroach on the time I have available for reading. Much of my reading time now comes on the train to or from work, and in my lunch breaks -- and when I have holidays of course!

About my libraryI am mainly cataloguing books that I currently own: I tend to buy rather than borrow books, because I have found that I have a desperate need to own any book that I enjoy. My taste in books is reasonably broad, though I have little interest in sci-fi or fantasy (with the occasional exception). Any recommendations for reading material will be gladly taken on board!!

Top books of 2011:

Hmmm - not a good reading year. I didn't read very many books at all, and those I did read weren't exactly earth shattering - so none I would highly recommend. Here's to a better reading year in 2012.

Top books of 2010:

The Art of Racing in the Rain: Garth Stein
People of the Book: Geraldine Brooks
The Cellist of Sarajevo: Steven Galloway
Straight Man: Richard Russo
On Borrowed Wings: Chandra Prasad
The Invention of Everything Else: Samantha Hunt

Top books of 2009:

The Elegance of the Hedgehog: Muriel Barbery
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society: Mary Ann Shaffer
Olive Kitteridge: Elizabeth Strout
Tiny Deaths: Robert Shearman
The Messenger: Markus Zusak
The Handmaid's Tale: Margaret Atwood

Top 5 books of 2008:

The Secret History: Donna Tartt
The Kite Runner: Khaled Hosseini
Orpheus Lost: Janette Turner Hospital
Cat's Eye: Margaret Atwood
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox: Maggie O'Farrell

Top 5 books of 2007:

The Time Traveler's Wife: Audrey Niffenegger
The Thirteenth Tale: Diane Setterfield
The Book Thief: Markus Zusak
Water for Elephants: Sara Gruen
A Prayer for Owen Meany: John Irving

Groups50 Book Challenge, 888 Challenge, Australian LibraryThingers, Girlybooks, Jodi Picoult, LTers with dogs

Favorite authorsJane Austen, John Irving, Barbara Kingsolver, Ian McEwan, Iris Murdoch, Jodi Picoult, Markus Zusak (Shared favorites)

LocationPerth, Western Australia

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceMar 19, 2007

Currently readingThe Raw Shark Texts by Steven Hall

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