Read 2024

My reading list for 2024.

All books link back to the original review.

Key to Abbreviations.

  • O = Own copy – I bought / swapped / was given / inherited it
  • RC = Print review copy / freebie from publisher / Amazon Vine etc
  • L = borrowed from the Library
  • NG = Review copy via Netgalley
  • NF = Non Fiction; P = Poetry; Gr = Graphic novel; Ch – Children’s
  • Tr = Translated
  • DNF= Did not finish. CGS = Couldn’t get started (first chapters only)
  • And finally, an asterisk * = from the TBR (acquired by any of the above routes before 1.1.23)

Finished in 2023, reviewed in 2024

  • Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow – O (9.5/10) Review
  • Termush by Sven Holm – O (9/10) Review
  • As the Eagle Flies by Nolwenn Le Blevennec – O (8/10) Review

JANUARY
1. really good, actually by Monica Heisey – O* (7/10) Review
2. The Dancer by Óskar Guðmundsson – RC FTr (8.5/10) Review
3. Beirut Station by Paul Vidich – RC (8/10) Review
4. To the Dogs by Louise Welsh – RC
5. The Guests by Agnes Ravatn – RC FTr (8/10) Review
6. Now in November by Josephine Johnson – O (8.5/10) Review
7. The Swedish Art of Ageing Well by Margareta Magnusson – RC (8/10) Review
8. Eat to Your Heart’s Content by Sat Bains – RC (7.5/10) Review
9. Argylle by Elly Conway – O (8/10) Review
10. Snow Country by Yasunari Kawabata – O* FTr (6.5/10) Review
DNF: The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton, 96 pages + skim as recap for book group. Comments

FEBRUARY
11. The Lover of No Fixed Abode by Carlo Fruttero and Franco Lucentini – RC FTr (9/10) Review
12. Transmigration of Souls by Yuri Herrera – O* FTr (10/10) Review
13. Eastbound by Maylis de Kerangal – O* FTr (10/10) Review
14. Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt – O (7/10) Review
15. Green Dot by Madeleine Gray – O (8/10) Review
16. Yule Island by Johana Gustawsson – RC FTr (8.5/10) Review
17. Point Zero by Seicho Matsumoto – RC FTr (9/10) Review
18. Modern Fog by Chris Emery – RC P (8.5/10) Review
19. Tristan / Yseult by Harry Bonele – RC P (8.5/10) Review
20. Anna O by Matthew Blake – RC (8/10) Review

MARCH
21. Rodolfo Walsh’s Last Case by Elsa Drucaroff – RC FTr (9/10) Review
22. Dark Clouds Bring Water by I R Ridley – RC (8.5/10) Review
23. The Future of Trust by Ros Taylor – RC NF (8/10) Shiny Review
24. Orbital by Samantha Harvey – O* (10/10) Shiny Review
25. The Coiled Serpent by Camilla Grudova – RC/O (9/10) Review
26. The List of Suspicious Things by Jennie Godfrey – O (9/10) Review
27. Hotel Arcadia by Sunny Singh – O* (quick re-read) (10/10) Review
28. Nothing Special by Nicole Flattery – O* (7.5/10) Review
29. Ordinary Human Failings by Megan Nolan – O* (9.5/10) Review
30. Lost and Found by Helen Chandler-Wilde – RC (9/10) Review
31. The Antelope Wife by Louise Erdrich – O* (7/10) Review

APRIL
32. Mr and Mrs American Pie by Juliet McDaniel – RC (8/10) Review
33. All You Need Is Love by Peter Brown and Steven Gaines – RC (10/10) Review
34. The Blues Brothers by Daniel de Visé – O
35. Honour Among Spies by Merle Nygate – RC (9/10) Review
36. Falling Animals by Sheila Armstrong – O* (10/10) Review
37. Profile K by Helen Fields – RC (9/10) Review
38. The Book of Witty Women – intro Helen Lederer – RC (7.5/10) Review
39. I Love You Too Much by Alicia Drake – O* (9/10) Review

MAY
40. Murder Under the Midnight Sun by Stella Blómkvist – RC (9/10) Review
41. The Coming Storm by Greg Mosse – RC (8/10) Review
42. Hattie Brings the House Down by Patrick Gleeson – RC (9/10) Review
43. Bear by Marian Engel – O* (7.5/10) Review
44. The Fellowship of Puzzlemakers by Samuel Burr – RC (9/10) Review
45. Hera by JenniferSaint – RC (9/10) Review
46. Toxic by Helga Flatland – RC FTr (8.5/10) Review
47. Piece of my Heart by Penelope Tree – RC (9/10) Review

JUNE
48. The Trial by Rob Rinder – O* (20B#1) (7.5/10) Review
49. The Venus of Salò by Ben Pastor – RC (8/10) Review
50. Eileen by Otessa Moshfegh – O* (20B#2) (7/10) Review
51. Husbands by Mo Fanning – RC (8/10) Review
52. The Rook by Daniel O’Malley – O* (20B#3) (8/10) Review
53. Boxes by Pascal Garnier – O* (20B#4) (8.5/10) Review
54. Black Dogs by Ian McEwan – O* (20B#5, re-read) Review
55. The Skeleton Key by Erin Kelly – O* (20B#6) Review
56. The Winter War by Philip Teir – O* FTr (20B#7) Review
57. Joe Country by Mick Herron – O* F (20B#8) Review
58. The Divorce by Moa Herngren – RC FTr (8/10) Review
CGS: Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood.

JULY
59. The Future of Energy by Richard Black – RC NF (8.5/10) Shiny Review
60. How to be Nowhere by Tim MacGabhann – RC* (20B#9)
61. A Luminous Republic by Andrés Barba – O* (20B#10)
62. It’s a Gas by Mark Miodownik – O NF
63. Kalmann and the Flying Mountain by Joachim B Schmidt – RC FTr
64. Rememberings by Sinéad O’Connor – O* (20B#11)
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GOODREADS CHALLENGE FINISHED

Reading the World 2024

  • Author origin: Argentina, Australia, Azerbaijan, Canada, Finland, France, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexican, Norway, Sweden, Swiss, UK, USA
  • Language:  English, French, German, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Nyorsk, Spanish, Swedish
  • Notable settings:  Bath, Beirut, Bedfordshire, Chicago, Copenhagen, Glasgow, Gotland, Guatemala, Hampstead Heath, Helsinki, NW Ireland, ISS, LA, London, Lyon, Mali, Minneapolis, New England, New York, Old Bailey, Oslo, Paris, Pembrokeshire, Reading, Reykjavik, Salò, Siberia, Sydney, Toronto, US Capitol, Venice, Washington State, Waterford, Yorkshire.