The Ig's list for 2019

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The Ig's list for 2019

Edited: Aug 3, 2019, 3:20pm

Might get a bit closer this time ..

2018: Poor numbers, all things considered.

-l Library
-k Kindle
-r Repeat reading


1. Winter's Bone by Daniel Woodrell -l
2. The Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell -l
3. Sick Heart River by John Buchan -l
4. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers -k
5. Bring It On Home: Peter Grant, Led Zeppelin and Beyond: by Mark Blake -l
6. Desperation Road by Michael Farris Smith
7. Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need to Know by Tim Marshall


8. The Night the New Jesus Fell to Earth: And Other Stories from Cliffside,… by Ron Rash -k
9. Silence of the Grave: An Inspector Erlendur Novel by Arnaldur Indridason -k
10. Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground:… by Michael Azerrad -k
11. A Simple Plan by Scott Smith -k
12. This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor by Adam Kay -l
13. Another fine mess by Tim Moore -l

14. South From Granada by Gerald Brenan -l
15. Hard Time by Shaun Attwood -k
16. Prison Time: Locked Up In Arizona by Shaun Attwood -k
17. The Mafia Philosopher: Two Tonys by Shaun Attwood -k
18. Beer, Sweat & Blood: On Tour With The Macc Lads by Lance Manley -k
19. Poverty Safari: Understanding the Anger of Britain's Underclass by Darren McGarvey -l
20. Calypso by David Sedaris -l
21. Masters of Horror: A Horror Anthology by Matt Shaw -k
22. Spanish Ways: Explorations of an enchanted land by Jason Webster -k

23. The Lost City of Z: A Legendary British Explorer's Deadly Quest to… by David Grann -l
24. Waking Nightmares by Ramsey Campbell -l
25. How to Own the World: A Plain English Guide to Thinking Globally and…by Andrew Craig -k
26. The Best of Captain Capitalism: Top Shelf by Aaron Clarey -k
27. Reconnaissance Man by Aaron Clarey -k
28. Skagboys - Irvine Welsh - l -r
29. The Woman in Black - Susan Hill -l
30. Wreckage by Niall Griffiths -r

31. Platform by Michel Houellebecq -k
32. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell -k
33. Fallow by Daniel Shand -l
34. Straight White Male by John Niven -r

35. Shadows Over Main Street: An Anthology of Small-Town Lovecraftian Terror - Various -k
36. Battle Scars: A Story of War and All That Follows : jason Fox -l
37. Something Like Happy by John Burnside -l
38. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell -k
39. One City by Alexander McCall Smith / Rankin/ Welsh
40. Free Country: A Penniless Adventure the Length of Britain by George Mahood -k
41. The Elements of Eloquence: How to Turn the Perfect English Phrase by Mark Forsyth -k

42. Liar's Poker by Michael Lewis -l
43. Animal Farm by George Orwell
44. Operation Ironman: One Man's Four Month Journey from Hospital Bed by George Mahood -k
45. Unreal City - Michael Smith
46. Night Boat to Tangier by Kevin Barry -l
47. The Tour According to G: My Journey to the Yellow Jersey by Geraint Thomas -l
48. The Deadman's Pedal by Alan Warner -l

Edited: Sep 4, 2019, 6:28am

49. Preston Falls by David Gates - reviewed
50. The Prison Doctor by Dr Amanda Brown -k
51. There is no Map in Hell: The record-breaking run across the Lake District… by Steve Birkinshaw -k
52. The Racer: Life on the Road as a Pro Cyclist by David Millar -l
53. Flamenco Monographs: Introduction, Early History & Origins by L Kevin Coleman -k
54. A Decent Ride by Irvine Welsh -l
55. Money: A Suicide Note by Martin Amis -l

First novel for me by Amis after having others sitting on my shelf unread for years - a good read from a definite wordsmith but middle section is way too long. Also including himself as a character is a bit smart-arsed, although I now know where Houellebecq got the idea from. Not as dated as you would think, which is not exactly a good reflection on our currant climate.

56. The Millionaire Fastlane: by MJ DeMarco -k
57. Asterix the Gaul - r

Edited: Sep 27, 2019, 10:04am

58. The Descent by Thomas Dekker -l
59. The Sheltering Sky (Penguin Modern Classics) by Paul Bowles -l
60. The Elementary Particles by Houellebecq Michel -k
61. A Rose For Winter (Vintage Classics) by Laurie Lee -l
62. The Institute by Stephen King -k
63. Joyland (Hard Case Crime) by Stephen King -k
64. In the Tall Grass by Joe Hill and Stephen King -k
65. In a House of Lies by Ian Rankin

Edited: Oct 27, 2019, 5:43am


66. One by Conrad Williams -r -k
67. Elevation by Stephen King -k
68. Throttle by Joe Hill, Stephen King -k
69. Don't Skip Out on Me by Willy Vlautin
70. Swift to Chase by Laird Barron -l
71. Kill 'Em All by John Niven -l

Edited: Nov 27, 2019, 11:05am


72. Hangover Square by Patrick Hamilton -l
73. The Reddening by Adam Nevill -k
74. Glyphotech and Other Macabre Processes by Mark Samuels -k
75. The Man Who Collected Machen and Other Weird Tales by Mark Samuels -k
76. Written in Darkness by Mark Samuels -k
77. The Face of Twilight by Mark Samuels -k
78. Alectryomancer and Other Weird Tales by Christopher Slatsky -k

Edited: Jan 3, 2:07pm


79. The Pale Ones by Bartholomew Bennett -k
80. Return of the Old Ones: Apocalyptic Lovecraftian Horror - Various -k
81. The Children of Gla'aki: A Tribute to Ramsey Campbell's Great Old One - Various -k
82. The Wild Within: Climbing the world's most remote mountains by Simon Yates -k
83. Pantheon: Adventures In History, Biography, And The Mind by Quintus Curtius

4 re-reads, 28 library, 46 Kindle.