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Old 29th Dec 2010, 7:49   #1
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Col's Reading List 2011: usual system and red stars, if it's the very best ever!
And including books for the over 11's in case anyone is interested in these


96. Farthing - Jo Walton ......
95. Abarat 3: Absolute Midnight - Clive Barker
94. The Sense of an Ending - Julian Barnes
93. Greenwitch - Susan Cooper
92. The Dark is Rising - Susan Cooper
91. Under Sea, Over Stone - Susan Cooper ½
90. Brat Farrar - Josephine Tey ½
89. The Franchise Affair - Josephine Tey
88. Plague - Michael Grant ½
87. Lies - Michael Grant
86. A Shilling For Candles - Josephine Tey
85. The Man in the Queue - Josephine Tey
84. To Love & Be Wise - Josephine Tey
83. The Singing Sands - Josephine Tey Dated in places but a relaxed and pleasant Inspector Grant mystery.
82. Hunger - Michael Grant
81. Atonement - Ian McEwan
80. The Night Circus - Erin Morgenstern ½
79. Dark Matter - Michelle Paver
78. Darkness Falls From The Air - Nigel Balchin
77. Drowned Wednesday - Garth Nix
76. The Tiger's Wife - Tea Obreht ½
75. Alone on A Wide Wide Sea - Michael Morpurgo
74. The Fear - Charlie Higson
73. The Little Stranger - Sarah Waters
72. Wishing For Tomorrow - Hilary McKay
71. Gone - Michael Grant ½
70. When You Reach Me - Rebecca Stead ½
69. The Prince in the Tower - Michael Hicks
68. The Popinjays - Geoffrey Richardson ½
67. Game of Thrones - George RR Martin ½
66. Grim Tuesday - Garth Nix ½
65. Mister Monday - Garth Nix
64. The Year of the Flood - Margaret Atwood
63. The Dragonfly Pool - Eva Ibbotson
62. Gillespie & I - Jane Harris
61. Ultraviolet - RJ Anderson
60. The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating - Elisabeth Tova Bailey ½
59. The Midwich Cuckoos - John Wyndham ½
58. The Last Act of Mr Shakespeare - Robert Winder
57. Go Tell It On The Mountain - James Baldwin ½
56. Passion - Lauren Kate
55. The Devil Walks - Anne Fine
54. Aquarius - Jan Mark
53. The Spellcoats - Diana Wynne Jones The third in the Dalemark Quartet; the most integral but the most boring and confusing.
52. The Crown of Dalemark - Diana Wynne Jones
51. Drowned Ammet - Diana Wynne Jones
50. Cart and Cwidder - Diana Wynne Jones
49. The London Eye Mystery - Siobhan Dowd
48. House of Many Ways - Diana Wynne Jones
47. The Betrayal of Richard III - VB Lamb Concise little volume summing up the "usurpation" period and subsequent reign, and defamation by Tudor historians.
46. The Book Thief - Markus Zusak Re-read of woeful pretension.
45. The Sunne in Splendour - Sharon Penman ½ Stonking Wars of Roses fiction; for clarity, the best of the lot.
44. Sleeping Dogs - Sonya Hartnett
43. Alone in Berlin - Hans Fallada
42. Gullstruck Island - Frances Hardinge ½
41. The Daughter of Time - Josephine Tey
40. Edward IV - Charles Ross ½
39. Year of the King - Antony Sher
38. Caribou Island - David Vann
37. Blacklands - Belinda Bauer
36. The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman
35. Royal Blood: King RIII & the Mystery of the Princes - Bertram Fields
34. Scorpia Rising - Anthony Horowitz Last of the Alex Rider series but half-hearted.
33. The English - Jeremy Paxman
32. The Kraken Wakes - John Wyndham
31. Creation - Randal Keynes ½ Earnest semi-biography of Darwin but tainted by inference and supposition.
30. Charlotte Sometimes - Penelope Farmer ½ Deceptively simple time-swap story; not boisterous and over-written.
29. Cold Tom - Sally Prue The Tam Lin legend for 10-12 yr olds; good but not stunning.
28. The Dead of Winter - Chris Priestley ½ A skiful and terrifying Gothic horror story for 10-12 yr olds, with shades of MR James.
27. A Case of Human Bondage - Beverley Nichols Nichols knifes Master and his incubus in defence of all-white-decorating pure-as-driven-snow Syrie Maugham.
26. The Cloister & the Hearth - Charles Reade ½ Sheer affection for Margaret and Gerard despite the overblown historical Victorian style.
25. Crazy Pavements - Beverley Nichols
24. Hodd - Adam Thorpe Review to come, I think.
23. The Brontes of Haworth - Brian Wilks
22. The Taste of Sorrow - Jude Morgan
21. The Star-Spangled Manner - Beverley Nichols
20. Are They The Same At Home? - Beverley Nichols
19. Mansfield Park - Jane Austen
18. Torment - Lauren Kate ½ Review here
17. Fallen - Lauren Kate ½ Review here
16. Cider with Rosie - Laurie Lee ½
15. Arrow - RJ Anderson Third in the Oakenwyld series but not as compelling.
14. East of Eden - John Steinbeck ½
13. The Language of Others - Clare Morrall
12. The Declaration - Gemma Malley A travesty of some of the themes and ideas in Unwind and Never Let Me Go.
11. My Name is Number Four - Pittacus Lore
10. The Master of Bruges - Terence Morgan ½
9. My Name Is Mina - David Almond ½ A prequel to Skellig; a book that makes children think; that questions the status quo and addresses "not fitting in" in the best way imaginable.
8. Nineteen Eighty-Three - David Peace Opaque as hell on a foggy day, but still impressive.
7. The White Queen - Philippa Gregory ½ Review here
6. Ostrich Boys - Keith Gray
5. Ask the Dust - John Fante ½
4. The Wilding - Maria McCann Review here
3. The Forgotten Garden - Kate Morton Fairly dire 'bookclub' read.
2. In the Beauty of the Lilies - John Updike ½ Review here
1. The Quiet American - Graham Greene
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December
56. Kitchen Venom - Philip Hensher
55. Vernon God Little - DBC Pierre
54. The Good Doctor - Damon Galgut
53. The Final Solution - Michael Chabon
52. Martin Dressler - Stephen Millhauser
51. And Then There was No One - Gilbert Adair

November
50. Ablutions - Patrick deWitt
49. The Long Falling - Keith Ridgway
48. No Other Life - Brian Moore
47. Edwin Mullhouse: The Life and Death of an American Writer 1943 -1954 by Jeffrey Cartwright - Stephen Millhauser

October
46. So Long, See You Tomorrow - William Maxwell
45. The Restraint of Beasts - Magnus Mills
44. The Wig My Father Wore - Anne Enright

September
43. Old School - Tobias Wolff
42. My Cousin Rachel - Daphne du Maurier
41. Half Blood Blues - Esi Edugyan
40. The Stranger's Child - Alan Hollinghurst

August
39. The Testament of Jessie Lamb - Jane Rogers
38. The Day of the Triffids - John Wyndham
37. The Sense of an Ending - Julian Barnes
36. Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
35. Far to Go - Alison Pick
34. On Canaan's Side - Sebastian Barry
33. The Sentimentalists - Johanna Skibsrud

July
32. The Sisters Brothers - Patrick deWitt
31. The Porcupine - Julian Barnes
30. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close - Jonathan Safran Foer
29. Pure - Andrew Miller

June
28. The Bear Boy - Cynthia Ozick
27. Piano - Jean Echenoz
26. The Trick of It - Michael Frayn
25. Foe - JM Coetzee

May
24. Gillespie and I - Jane Harris
23. Asylum - Patrick McGrath
22. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie - Muriel Spark
21. + We Had it So Good - Linda Grant
20. The Forgotten Waltz - Anne Enright

April
19. Wish Her Safe at Home - Stephen Benatar
18. Repeat it Today with Tears - Anne Peile
17. A Visit from the Goon Squad - Jennifer Egan
16. The Go-Between - LP Hartley
15. - At Last - Edward St Aubyn
14. A Month in the Country - JL Carr
13. A Meaningful Life - LJ Davis

March
12. The Heather Blazing - Colm Tóib*n
11. Pigeon English - Stephen Kelman
10. The Seas - Samantha Hunt
9. Snowdrops - A D Miller
8. Cedilla - Adam Mars-Jones

February
7. One Day - David Nicholls
6. The Stray Sod Country - Patrick McCabe
5. The London Train - Tessa Hadley

January
4. East of Eden - John Steinbeck
3. How Late it Was, How Late - James Kelman
2. Fergus - Brian Moore
1. + Freedom - Jonathan Franzen

abandoned:
Grace Williams Says it Loud - Emma Henderson - March
Half of the Human Race - Anthony Quinn - March
Annabel - Kathleen Winter - April
This Book Will Save Your Life - AM Homes - June
Wish You Were Here - Graham Swift - July
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28 A Clash of Kings, George R. R. Martin
27 A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin
26 Exposed, Susan Vaught,
25 Unwind, Neal Shusterman,
24 The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 23, ed. Gardner Dozois
23 Supernatural Noir, ed Ellen Datlow
22 The Portable Atheist, ed. Christopher Hitchens
21 The Martian Chronicles, Ray Bradbury
20 A High Wind in Jamaica, Richard Hughes
19 The Warrior's Apprentice, Lois McMaster Bujold ½
18 The Terrorists, Sjöwall & Wahlöö
17 Cop Killer, Sjöwall & Wahlöö
16 The Locked Room, Sjöwall & Wahlöö
15 The Abominable Man, Sjöwall & Wahlöö
14 Murder at the Savoy, Sjöwall & Wahlöö
13 The Fire Engine that Disappeared, Sjöwall & Wahlöö
12 The Laughing Policeman, Sjöwall & Wahlöö
11 Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel
10 The Selfish Gene, Richard Dawkins
09 Cordelia's Honor, Lois McMaster Bujold ½
08 Nation, Terry Pratchett
07 Feet of Clay, Terry Pratchett
06 Men At Arms, Terry Pratchett
05 Guards! Guards!, Terry Pratchett
04 The Stories of Paul Bowles, Paul Bowles
03 On the Symb-Socket Circuit, Kenneth Bulmer
02 Anarchaos, Curt Clark ½
01 A Study in Scarlet, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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The Extended Phenotype, Richard Dawkins
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Don Quixote, Cervantes (Book 1 Completed)
The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes, Vol. 3 (interrupted)
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  1. Seven Pillars of Wisdom, by T.E. Lawrence. Remarkable account of the desert war in WW1. Long, doesn't suffer fools, but unique. ****
  2. The Case of the Missing Books by Ian Samson. Lightweight cutesy mystery, irritatingly whimsical and obviously aimed at starting a franchise. No star
  3. The Bones of Avalon by Phil Rickman. Elizabethan scientist Dr Dee investigates a murder with mythic and political resonances. Adequate. No star
  4. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Sprawling, unfocused tale about the gorgeous, flawed, Divers, whose beauty conceals murky secrets. **
  5. Rommel by Desmond Young. Superb short biography of the field marshal, based on interviews with colleagues and family. ***
  6. The Hollow Men, by Nicky Hager. Interesting study of how the right tried to win power in New Zealand. Of moderate interest to denizens of other lands. **
  7. Silas Marner, by George Eliot. Slight and sentimental yarn about rural types.Not really very distinguished at all. No star
  8. Out of Sight, by Catherine Sampson. Dreary murder mystery that lurches from unlikely to absurd, with an "Eeny, meeny, miney, mo" feel to end. No star
  9. The Dead Pool, by Sue Walker. Very poor murder mystery marred obvious killer, predictable plot twists and some really clunky dialogue.
  10. Blood is Dirt, by Robert Wilson. African tale of murder and corruption starts brilliantly, but loses its way. Great setting and first chapter. *
  11. Over Sea, Under Stone, by Susan Cooper. Part one of famous children's fantasy series. Readable enough, but not great to revisit. No star
  12. Angel Isle, by Peter Dickinson. Massive late work by one of Britain's greats. Magic, adventure and ideas, but it is the characters that sustain it. **
  13. Rain dogs and love cats by Andrew Holmes. Crime novel that could have been interesting. Well written and observed, marred by whimsy. *
  14. Out by Natsuo Kirino. Thriller about four women who conceal a murder, and the consequences. Dark and nasty but interesting and involving. **
  15. 1974 by David Peace. Re-read. Ferocious murder shocker. Doesn't relent on the blood and depravity, but author's purpose isn't clear. *
  16. The Twentieth Century by Howard Zinn. Class based history. Possibly a bit repetitive in the end. Zinn would argue this is because nothing's changed. *
  17. Tell Me How Long The Train's Been Gone by James Baldwin. A black actor grows up, confronting racism and his romantic travails. Great pages, dull chapters. No star
  18. Aneurin Bevan by Michael Foot. Sympathetic, very detailed biography of the perennial Labour outsider. Part one of two. ***
  19. The Fountains of Paradise by Arthur C. Clarke. Typically well written and interesting account of efforts to build an earth-to-orbit pulley system. *
  20. City of Screams by John Brindley. Ambitious YA novel that has too much going on. Something about religion, evolution, violence and angels. No star
  21. Paradise Alley by Kevin Baker. Overblown wannabe epic makes remarkable times - the New York draft riots - tiresome. *
  22. Final Cut by Paul Thomas. Pacey mystery that loses its way halfway. Killer obvious, plot incoherent. No star
  23. The Thin Man by Dashiell hammett. Entertaining whodunnit that perhaps has to work a bit too hard to gloss over its doubtful plot. **
  24. The Man Who Went Up In Smoke by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö. Adequate policer marred by languid telling and clumsy denounement. We arrive there pages before the admirable Martin beck. *
  25. Monsieur by Lawrence Durrell.
  26. British Drama by Nicol Allardyce. In progress.
  27. Capital, by Karl Marx. In progress.

Star ratings are based the system used by the film reviewer Leslie Halliwell, who was notorious for not really liking films very much.

**** - Something of great significance, a pinnacle of achievement.
*** - A remarkable accomplishment, but lacking the originality or genius spark of four star work.
** - A good effort that will reward investigation.
* - Something lifts this a little bit above the run of common things, though it is generally undistingushed.
No star - a routine affair that might be adequate entertainment, but can certainly be passed by.

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December
83. All Is Song - Samantha Harvey
82. In The Orchard, The Swallows - Peter Hobbs
81. Open City - Teju Cole
80. The Snow Goose / The Small Miracle - Paul Gallico (R)
79. The Real Cool Killers - Chester Himes
78. Stoner - John Williams
77. The Good Muslim - Tahmima Anam
76. A Golden Age - Tahmima Anam

November
75. The Fear Index - Robert Harris
74. All Made Up - Janice Galloway
73. Why Willows Weep
72. Swimming Home - Deborah Levy
71. Shockaholic - Carrie Fisher
70. 1Q84 Book 3 - Haruki Murakami
69. Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? - Jeanette Winterson
68. How It All Began - Penelope Lively
67. Our Lady Of Alice Bhatti - Mohammed Hanif
66. The Buddha In The Attic - Julie Otsuka

October
65. 1Q84 Books 1 & 2 - Haruki Murakami
64. GB84 - David Peace

September
63. A Summer Of Drowning - John Burnside
62. Touch - Alexi Zentner
61. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - John Le Carré
60. Stillness Of The Sea – Nicol Ljubić
59. Translation of the Bones - Francesca Kay
58. The Cat's Table - Michael Ondaatje
57. Half Blood Blues - Esi Edugyan

August
56. Shooting Angels - Christopher Hope
55. My Mother's Lover - Urs Widmer
54. Down The Rabbit Hole - Juan Pablo Villalobos
53. All Quiet on the Western Front - Erich Maria Remarque
52. Solace - Belinda McKeon
51. This Boy's Life - Tobias Wolff
. Derby Day - DJ Taylor - Abandoned
50. The Sense Of An Ending - Julian Barnes
49. The Last Hundred Days - Patrick McGuinness

July
48. A Cupboard Full Of Coats - Yvvette Edwards
47. Far To Go - Alison Pick
. River Of Smoke - Amitav Ghosh - Abandoned
46. Genus - Jonathan Trigell
45. There But For The - Ali Smith
44. Waterline - Ross Raisin
43. The Wandering Falcon - Jamil Ahmad
42. The Sisters Brothers - Patrick deWitt

June
41. Pure - Andrew Miller
40. On Canaan's Side - Sebastian Barry
39. Last Man In Tower - Aravind Adiga
38. The Dubious Salvation Of Jack V. - Jacques Strauss
37. The Absolutist - John Boyne
36. From The Mouth Of The Whale - Sjón
35. Then - Julie Myerson
34. The Coincidence Engine - Sam Leith

May
33. A Rage In Harlem - Chester Himes
32. Gillespie and I - Jane Harris
31. The Stranger's Child - Alan Hollinghurst
30. City Of Bohane - Kevin Barry
29. Khirbet Khizeh - S Yizhar
28. Scrivener's Moon - Philip Reeve
27. Before I Go To Sleep - SJ Watson

April
26. Long Time, No See - Dermot Healy
25. The Forgotten Waltz - Anne Enright
24. The Free World - David Bezmozgis
23. Smut - Alan Bennett
22. King Of The Badgers - Philip Hensher
21. The Devil's Garden - Edward Docx

March
20. A Visit From The Goon Squad - Jennifer Egan
19. Great House - Nicole Krauss
18. Spring - Davis Szalay
17. Annabel - Kathleen Winter
16. The Afterparty - Leo Benedictus
15. Anatomy Of A Disappearance - Hisham Matar
14. Other People's Money - Justin Cartwright
13. The Testament of Jessie Lamb - Jane Rogers

February
12. Pigeon English - Stephen Kelman
11. Chess - Stefan Zweig
10. An Awfully Big Adventure - Beryl Bainbridge
09. Jamrach's Menagerie - Carol Birch

January
08. We Had It So Good - Linda Grant
07. Cedilla - Adam Mars-Jones
06. There Once Lived A Woman Who Tried To Kill Her Neighbour's Baby - Ludmilla Petrushevskaya
05. Hotel Du Lac - Anita Brookner
04. The London Train - Tessa Hadley
03. At Last - Edward St Aubyn
02. Chapman's Odyssey - Paul Bailey
01. Snowdrops - A.D. Miller
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Abigail Adams - Woody Holton I'm now trying to channel her for investment advice...
The Seventh Well - Fred Wander
What I Was - Meg Rosoff
The Stranger - Albert Camus (R)
Hotel Du Lac - Anita Brookner
Ghostwritten - David Mitchell Hmm
The Stone Diaries - Carol Shields
The Journey of Ibn Fattouma - Naguib Mahfouz
Blonde - Joyce Carol Oates
Quarantine - Jim Crace
Two Serious Ladies - Jane Bowles
A High Wind in Jamaica - Richard Hughes...abandoned
Death in Venice - Thomas Mann
Reading Turgenev - William Trevor
Secret - Philippe Grimbert
The Woman Who Waited - Andrei Makine
The Last September - Elizabeth Bowen , but I couldn't wait to finish the thing. A some, tiresome read.
Their Eyes Were Watching God - Zora Neale Hurston
The Educated Imagination - Northrop Frye
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie - Muriel Spark
Gift From the Sea - Anne Morrow Lindbergh
The Sea - John Banville
Score! - Jilly Cooper O.M.G. there are no words...
A Preparation for Death - Greg Baxter
Nemesis - Philip Roth
The Discovery of Slowness - Sten Nadolny
No Signposts in the Sea - Vita Sackville-West
The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating - Elisabeth Tova Bailey
A Kind of Intimacy - Jenn Ashworth
Howard's End is on the Landing: A Year of Reading From Home - Susan Hill
Gillespie and I - Jane Harris
Jesus' Son - Denis Johnson
Good Faith - Jane Smiley and a bit of heartbreak
Hunger - Knut Hamsun
In a Strange Room - Damon Galgut
The Metamorphosis and Other Stories - Franz Kafka
The Keep - Jennifer Egan
The Daughter of Time - Josephine Tey
Nickel and Dimed - Barbara Ehrenreich
Great House - Nicole Krauss
Norwegian Wood - Haruki Murakami
Enchanted Night - Steven Millhauser
Martin Dressler - Steven Millhauser
The Hothouse - Wolfgang Koeppen...(abandoned)
A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving
Mrs. Dalloway - Virginia Woolf
Wild Boy - Jill Dawson
A Moveable Feast - Ernest Hemingway
The Evolution of Jane - Cathleen Schine
The Sheltering Sky - Paul Bowles
Nineteen Seventy Four - David Peace
Cat's Eye - Margaret Atwood

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- Deadly Honeymoon ~ Lawrence Block
- e Squared ~ Matt Beaumont
- The Turnaround ~ George Pelecanos
Abandoned - Q ≈ Luther Blissett - 100 pages (out of ~670) was more than enough.
- The Getaway ≈ Jim Thompson
- The Grifters ≈ Jim Thompson
- Stoner ~ John Williams
The Gentlemen's Hour ~ Don Winslow
- Butcher's Crossing ~ John Williams
Sabbath's Theater ~ Philip Roth
- Men from Boys ~ ed. John Harvey (decent collection of shorts + an interesting Andrew Coburn novella)
- Stark ~ Edward Bunker
Jesus Out to Sea & Other Stories ~ James Lee Burke
- The Talented Mr. Ripley ~ Patricia Highsmith
- Augustus ~ John Williams
Havana Blue ~ Leonardo Padura (tr: Peter Bush) - translation includes too many basic errors (missing words, wrong tense, etc.)
- Adis Hemingway ~ Leonardo Padura (tr: John King) - King's translation was a better read than Bush's translation of Havana Blue (and I only noticed one error).
- Hard Rain Falling ~ Don Carpenter
- Men and Cartoons ~ Jonathan Lethem
- Outer Dark ~ Cormac McCarthy
- Havana Gold ~ Leonardo Padura (tr: Peter Bush) - Bitter Lemon Press strikes again, too many errors!
- The Sunset Limited ~ Cormac McCarthy
- Nemesis ~ Philip Roth
- Amongst Women ~ John McGahern
- The Engagement ~ Georges Simenon
- Tropic Moon ~ Georges Simenon
Death Row Breakout & Other Stories ~ Edward Bunker
- The Widow ~ Georges Simenon
- Three Bedrooms in Manhattan ~ Georges Simenon
- The Stranger ~ Albert Camus
- Blood Meridian or The Evening Redness in the West ~ Cormac McCarthy
- Three Crimes ~ Georges Simenon
- Point Omega ~ Don DeLillo
Red Lights ~ Georges Simenon
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency ~ Douglas Adams
- The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul ~ Douglas Adams
- The Thirty-Nine Steps ~ John Buchan
- The Power-House ~ John Buchan
Bordersnakes ~ James Crumley
- Monsieur Monde Vanishes ~ Georges Simenon
- The Man Who Watched the Trains Go By ~ Georges Simenon
Wild Nights! ~ Joyce Carol Oates
- Roseanna ~ Maj Sjwall & Per Wahl
_ -- _ - The Sisters Brothers ≈ Patrick deWitt (only ~40-pages in & I accidentally left my copy somewhere... TBC in 2012)
- Three to Kill ~ Jean-Patrick Manchette
The Prone Gunman ~ Jean-Patrick Manchette
- The Burglar ~ David Goodis
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Started Last Year:

The Sherlockian by Graham Moore 1/2 (it was fun)
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53. Pronto by Elmore Leonard 1/2
52. We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver 1/2
51. Gilligan's Wake by Tom Carson 1/2
50. The Sour Lemon Score by Richard Stark (Donald E. Westlake) 1/2
49. A Single Shot by Matthew F. Jones 1/2
48. Nocturnes by Kazuo Ishiguro
47. The Serialist by David Gordon
46. The Black Ice Score by Richard Stark (Donald E. Westlake)
45. Boroughs of the Dead by Andrea Janes 1/2
44. The Island of Dr. Moreau by H. G. Wells
43. The Last Werewolf by Glen Duncan
42. The Cook by Harry Kressing
41. Bottomfeeder by B. H. Fingerman
40. Dracula by Bram Stoker 1/2
39. The Woman by Jack Ketchum and Lucky McKee
38. Drive by James Sallis 1/2
37. The Intruder by Charles Beaumont
36. The Green Eagle Score by Richard Stark (Donald E. Westlake)
35. The Judges of the Secret Court by David Stacton
34. The Black Mass of Brother Springer by Charles Willeford
33. Beasts by Joyce Carol Oates
32. The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein by Peter Ackroyd 1/2
31. The Manitou by Graham Masteron
30. Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
29. The Makioka Sisters by Junichiro Tanizaki
28. He Died With His Eyes Open by Derek Raymond
27. The Fabulous Clipjoint by Frederic Brown
26. God Laughs When You Die by Michael Boatman
25. Bossypants by Tina Fey 1/2
24. The Crystal World by J. G. Ballard 1/2
23. Sam the Cat and Other Stories by Matthew Klam
22. The Museum of Dr. Moses by Joyce Carol Oates
21. Men and Cartoons by Jonathan Lethem 1/2
20. Soldier Boy by Michael Shaara
19. Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams
18. The Man Who Watched Trains Go By by Georges Simenon
17. Port Mungo by Patrick McGrath
16. Defy the Foul Fiend by John Collier
15. Jesus' Son by Denis Johnson
14. The Case Against Satan by Ray Russell
13. A Meaningful Life by L. J. Davis
12. Swag by Elmore Leonard
11. The Rare Coin Score by Richard Stark (Donald E. Westlake) 1/2
10. The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell
09. A Tidewater Morning by William Styron 1/2
08. The Eye by Vladimir Nabokov
07. Fail-Safe by Eugene Burdick & Harvey Wheeler
06. Gilded Needles by Michael McDowell
05. Transparent Things by Vladimir Nabokov
04. Second Chance by Chet Williamson 1/2
03. Invitation to a Beheading by Vladimir Nabookov
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December

81. Lightning, Jean Echenoz
80. Why Rock The Boat, William Weintraub
79. White Crosses, Larry Watson
78. Sanctuary, Edith Wharton
77. Infrared, Nancy Huston

November

76. The Marriage Plot, Jeffrey Eugenides
75. The Dream Life of Sukhanov, Olga Grushin
74. Catching a Rising Tide, Sheila O'Brien and Shawna Ritchie
73. Ghost Light, Joseph O'Connor

October

72. Winter, Adam Gopnik
71. The Beggar's Garden, Michael Christie
70. Better Living Through Plastic Explosives, Zsuzsi Gartner
69. Solitaria, Genni Gunn

September

68. The Meagre Tarmac, Clark Blaise
67. The Little Shadows, Marina Endicott
66. The Return, Dany Laferriere
65. The Antagonist, Lynn Coady
64. A Good Man, Guy Vanderhaeghe
63. A World Elsewhere, Wayne Johnston

August

62. The Cat's Table, Michael Ondaatje
61. The Last Hundred Days, Patrick McGuinness (abandoned)
60. On Canaan's Side, Sebastian Barry 1/2
59. Jamrach's Menagerie, Carol Birch
58. A Cupboard Full of Coats, Yvvette Edwards
57. Derby Day, D.J. Taylor 1/2
56. Snowdrops, A.D. Miller
55. Half Blood Blues, Esi Edugyan
54. The Sisters Brothers, Patrick deWitt 1/2
53. There but for the, Ali Smith

July

52. The Sense of an Ending, Julian Barnes
51. Gillespie and I, Jane Harris
50. The Dubious Salvation of Jack V., Jacques Strauss
49. Wish You Were Here, Graham Swift
48. The Stranger's Child, Alan Hollinghurst
47. Into The Darkest Corner, Elizabeth Haynes
46. The O'Briens, Peter Behrens
45. Mother's Milk, Edward St. Aubyn

June

43. Easter Parade, Richard Yates
42. Mennonites Don't Dance, Darcie Friesen Hossack
41. Long Time, No See, Dermot Healy (abandoned)
40. The Fates Will Find Their Way, Hannah Pittard
39. Half in Love, Maile Meloy
38. Big Blondes, Jean Echenoz
37. The Spoiler, Annalena McAfee 1/2
36. Volt, by Alan Heathcock

May

35. The Forgotten Waltz, Anne Enright
34. The London Train, Tessa Hadley
33. Montana 1948, Larry Watson
32. Hash, Torgny Lindgren
31. Some Hope, a trilogy, Edward St. Aubyn

April

30. Alone in the Classroom, Elizabeth Hay
29. Spurious, Lays Iyer
28. The Free World, David Bezmozgis
27. The Devil's Garden, Edward Docx
26. Touch, Alexi Zentner
25. The Shape of Water, Andrea Camilleri
24. Irma Voth, Miriam Toews

March

23. Shopgirl, Steve Martin
22. The Canal, Lee Rourke
21. The Afterparty, Leo Benedictus
20. Cedilla, Adam Mars-Jones
19. Visitation, Jenny Erpenbck
18. The Stray Sod Country, Patrick McCabe
17. Pigeon English, Stephen Kelman
16. The Blue Light Project, Timothy Taylor
15. Every Time We Say Goodbye, Jamie Zeppa

February

14. The Rehearsal, Eleanor Catton
13. The Devotion of Suspect X, Keigo Higashino
12. The Empty Family, Colm Toibin
11. How To Be Good, Nick Hornby
10. Ripley Under Ground, Patricia Highsmith
9. A Cold Night for Alligators, Nick Crowe
8. Foreign Bodies, Cynthia Ozick

January

7. Don't Be Afraid, Steven Hayward
6. The Brainstorm, Jenny Turner
5. We Had It So Good, Linda Grant (subject to revision on reread -- up to a lukewarm )
4. The Long Falling, Keith Ridgway
3. A Visit From The Goon Squad, Jennifer Egan
2. Ether, Evginia Catowitz
1. Pilcrow, Adam Mars-Jones
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