Read 2017

My reading list for 2017.

All books link back to the original review.

Key to Abbreviations.
O = Own copy – I bought / swapped / was gifted / inherited it;
RC = Review copy / freebie from publisher / Amazon Vine etc;
finally an asterisk * = from the TBR (acquired before 1.1.17)

Finished in 2016, reviewed in 2017
– Play All by Clive James – O (9/10) Review
– Girl in the dark by Anna Lyndsey – O (8.5/10) Review
– A Crime in Holland by Georges Simenon – O (7.5/10) Review
– How Music Works by David Byrne – O (10/10) Review
– The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher – O (7.5/10) review
– The Reader on the 6.27 by Jean-Paul Didierlaurent – (9.5/10) Review
– The Eleventh Letter by Tom Tomaszewski – RC (7.5/10) – Review
– The Novel of the Century by David Bellos – RC (8/10) SNBks Review
– The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan – RC (6.5/10) Review
– Messy by Tim Harford – O (9/10) Review
– Sirens by Joseph Knox – PS (10/10) SNBks Review
– The Fatal Tree by Jake Arnott – RC (8/10) SNBks Review
– Auntie Poldi & the Sicilian Lions – RC  (8.5/10) Shiny review

JANUARY
1. Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis – O* (8.5/10) Review
2. Everything everything by Nicola Yoon – O* (8/10) Review
3. The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerny – O* (8.5/10) Review
4. The Wall by William Sutcliffe – O* (10/10) Review
5. Apple Tree Yard – O* (9/10) Review
6. 4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster – RC* (10/10) Review
7. How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez – O* (7/10) Review

FEBRUARY
8. Hit Makers by Derek Thompson – RC* (8/10) SNBks Review
9. Paradise City by Joe Thomas – RC (9/10) Shiny review
10. Behind her eyes by Sarah Pinborough – RC* (7.5/10) Review
11. Grief is the Thing With Feathers by Max Porter – RC* (9/10) Review
12. Ladybird Expert Series 117, Vols 1-3 – O (8/10) SNBks Review
13. The Wallcreeper by Nell Zink – O* (6.5/10) Review
14. Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller – RC* (9/10) SNBks Review
15. English Animals by Laura Kaye – RC* (8.5/10) Review
16. Mr Pye by Mervyn Peake – O* (6.5/10) Review
17. In the Name of the Family by Sarah Dunant – RC(9/10) SNBks Review

MARCH
18. Narcissism for Beginners by Martine McDonagh – O* (10/10) SNBks Review
19. Mother of Darkness by Venetia Welby – RC(7.5/10) SNBks Review
20. Abigail’s Party by Mike Leigh – RC
21. Spook Street by Mick Herron – PS (10/10) Review
22. The White Hare by Michael Fishwick – RC(9/10) Review
23. Gull by Glenn Patterson – O* (8.5/10) – Review
24. The Valentine House by Emma Henderson – RC*
25. Folk Medicine by D.C. Jarvis M.D. – O* – Review

APRIL
26. Wake up Happy Every Day by Stephen May – O* (9.5/10) Review
27. A Cabinet of Ancient Medical Curiosities by J.C. McKeown – RC(8/10) Review
28. To War With Whitaker by the Countess of Ranfurly – O (8.5/10) Review
29. Outbreak by Robin Cook – O (7/10) Review
30. An English Guide to Birdwatching by Nicholas Royle – RC(10/10) Shiny Review, Author Q&A
31. The End of the Affair by Graham Greene – O* (7.5/10) Review
32. The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden – RC(9/10) Shiny Review
33. Crossing by Andrew Xia Fukuda – O* (9/10) Review
34. Mooncop by Tom Gauld – O (10/10) Review
35. Fragile Lives by Stephen Westaby – RC (8.5/10) Review
36. The Forensic Records Society by Magnus Mills – O (6.5/10) Review
37. The Great Mortdecai Moustache Mystery by Kyril Bonfiglioli – O* (8.5/10) Review
38. Nomad by James Swallow – RC(8/10) Review
39. All the Good Things by Clare Fisher – RC(8.5/10) Review
40. Time to Win by Harry Brett – RC(8/10) Review

MAY
41. Mirror, Shoulder, Signal by Dorthe Nors – O (9/10) Review
42. Learning to Drive by William Norwich – O (10/10) Review
43. The Day That Went Missing by Richard Beard – O (10/10) Review
44. White Tears by Hari Kunzru – RC(8.5/10) Shiny Review
45. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles – RC
46. Deviate by Beau Lotto – O (7.5/10) Review
47. Fluffy by Simone Lia (graphic novel) – O (9/10) Review
48. The Lie of the Land by Amanda Craig – RC(9/10) Shiny Review & Q&A
49. Mad by Chloe Esposito – RC(8.5/10) Review
50. The Portrait by Antoine Laurain – RC(9/10) Shiny Review
51. Running Blind by Desmond Bagley – RC(9/10) Shiny Review
52. Monte Carlo by Peter Terrin – O (10/10) Review

JUNE
53. Alice in Brexitland by Leavis Carroll – RC(7/10) Review
54. Darkness in Pemberley by T.H. White – O (6.5/10) Review
55. Release by Patrick Ness – O (9/10) Review
56. Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf – O* (7.5/10) Review
57. Conflicts of Interest by Terry Stiastny – RC(9/10) Review
58. The new sorrows of young W. by Ulrich Plenzdorf – O (8/10) Review
59. Austenland by Shannon Hale – O (7/10) Review
60. Equilateral by Ken Kalfus – O* (8.5/10) Review
61. The Bookshop by Penelope Fitzgerald – O* (10/10) Review
62. Ablutions by Patrick de Witt – O* (8/10) Review
63. Tin Man by Sarah Winman – RC

JULY
64. Forever by Judy Blume – O* (7/10) Review
65. Weight by Jeanette Winterson – O* (8.5/10) Review
66. Gather the Daughters – Jennie Melamed – RC(8/10) Review
67. Can You Hear Me? – Elena Valente – RC(10/10) Review
68. The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce – RC(9/10) Shiny Review
69. Eminent Hipsters by Donald Fagen – O* (8.5/10) Review
70. Forgetting Zoe by Ray Robinson – O* (8/10) Review
71. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes – O* re-read (10/10) Review
72. No Dominion by Louise Welsh – RC(9.5/10) Shiny review and Author Q&A.
73. The Children of Jocasta by Natalie Haynes – RC (10/10) Shiny review
74. Such Small Hands by Andrés Barba – RC (9/10) Review
75. Dept of Speculation by Jenny Offill – O* (10/10) Review
76. The Grand Banks Cafe by Georges Simenon – O* (8.5/10) Review
77. The Importance of Music to Girls by Lavinia Greenlaw – O (10/10) Review

AUGUST
78. Truth or Fiction by Jennifer Johnston – O* (8.5/10) Review
79. The Bestseller Code by Jodie Archer and Matthew L. Jockers – O (9/10) Shiny Review
80. Vernon Subutex 1 by Virginie Despentes – RC (10/10) Review
81. Crazy Pavements by Beverley Nichols – O* (8/10) Review
82. Edith and Oliver by Michelle Forbes – RC (8/10) Review
83. The Pitards by Georges Simenon – RC(7.5/10) Shiny Review
84. You Should Have Left by Daniel Kehlmann – RC (7.5/10) Review
85. The Translation of the Bones by Francesca Kay – O* (8.5/10) Review
86. The Destroyers by Christopher Bollen – RC
87. Swimming Home by Deborah Levy – O* (9/10) Review
88. Ornithology by Nicholas Royle – RC
89. Beatlebone by Kevin Barry – O* (7.5/10) Review
90. The Bedlam Stacks by Natasha Pullen – RC(10/10) Shiny Review
91. Ramage by Dudley Pope – O (8.5/10) Review
92. All the Wicked Girls by Chris Whitaker – RC

SEPTEMBER
93. The Reminders by Val Emmich – RC(9/10) Review
94. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – RC(re-read) (9/10) Shiny Review
95. The Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – RC(9/10) Shiny Review
96. The Science of Food by Marty Jopson – RC(8/10) Review
97. Childhood’s End by Arthur C Clarke – RC(8/10) Shiny Review
98. The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick – O* (10/10) Review
99. How Hard Can it Be? by Allison Pearson – RC(9/10) Review
100. The Cows by Dawn O’Porter – RC(8/10) Review
101. The Time Machine by H.G.Wells – RC(re-read) (7/10) Shiny review
102. Three Days and a Life by Pierre Lemaitre – RC

OCTOBER
103. The Magician’s Lie by Greer Macallister – RC(9/10) Review
104. Finn Family Moomintroll by Tove Jansson – RC
105. Last Night at the Lobster by Stewart O’Nan – O*
106. The Taste of Blue Light by Lydia Ruffles – RC
107. Lagom by Lola A Akerstrom – RC(5/10) Review
108. That Close by Suggs – O* (9/10) Review
109. Artemis by Andy Weir – RC
110. Colonel Sun by Robert Markham (Kingsley Amis) – O*

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