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All the books I’ve read since February 2016. 

A highlighted book with a little red star (*) means I thought the book was particularly amazing! (This is just for brand new novels, not for older novels that I’ve either returned to or read for the first time.

2016 Books Read: 122
2017 Books Read: 42

April 2017:

    • Shane Connaughton – A Border Station
    • Sally Bedell Smith – Prince Charles
    • Tim Parks – In Extremis
    • Molly McCloskey – When Light Is Like Water
    • Richard Beard – The Day That Went Missing*
    • Thomas Keneally – Crimes of the Father
    • Arundhati Roy – The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
    • Liane Moriarty – The Husband’s Secret
    • Beth Underdown – The Witchfinder’s Sister

March 2017:

    • Liane Moriarty – Big Little Lies
    • Rick Gekoski – Darke*
    • George Saunders – Lincoln in the Bardo
    • Paula McGrath – A History of Running Away
    • David Foenkinos – Charlotte*
    • Fiona Barton – The Widow
    • Maeve Brennan – The Visitor
    • Owen Sheers – I Saw A Man
    • Roddy Doyle – Smile
    • W. Somerset Maugham – Liza of Lambeth
    • Paula Hawkins – Into The Water
    • Mohsin Hamad – Exit West

February 2017:

    • Brian Van Reet – Spoils
    • W. Somerset Maugham – The Moon And Sixpence
    • Ross Raisin – A Natural*
    • Édouard Louis – The End of Eddy*
    • Gillian Flynn – The Grown Up
    • JP Delaney – The Girl Before
    • Gwendoline Riley – First Love
    • W. Somerset Maugham – The Razor’s Edge
    • Edward Docx – Let Go My Hand

January 2017:

    • Volker Weidermann – Summer Before The Dark
    • Agatha Christie – Five Little Pigs
    • Polly Clark – Larchfield*
    • W. Somerset Maugham – The Painted Veil
    • Emma Flint – Little Deaths
    • Jill Dawson – Fred & Edie
    • Karl Geary – Montpelier Parade
    • Sebastian Haffner – The Meaning of Hitler
    • Sara Baume – A Line Made By Walking
    • Ali Land – Good Me Bad Me
    • W. Somerset Maugham – Cakes and Ale
    • W. Somerset Maugham – Up at the Villa

December 2016:

    • Jennifer Down – Our Magic Hour
    • Agatha Christie – The Murder at the Vicarage
    • Jess Kidd – Himself
    • Stef Penney – Under a Pole Star
    • Brad Watson – Miss Jane

November 2016:

    • Tim Murphy – Christodora
    • Susan Hill – The Travelling Bag
    • Agatha Christie – Sparkling Cyanide
    • Yaa Gyasi – Homegoing
    • Cecelia Ahern – Lyrebird
    • John Banville – Time Pieces*
    • Ali Smith – Autumn
    • Graeme Macrae Burnet – His Bloody Project*
    • Robert Seethaler – The Tobacconist*
    • Sebastian Barry – Days Without End

October 2016:

    • Per Petterson – Echoland
    • Rachel Cusk – Transit*
    • Maria Semple – Today will be Different
    • Michelle Paver – Thin Air*
    • Jonathan Safran Foer – Here I Am
    • Ann Patchett – Commonwealth
    • Agatha Christie – N or M?
    • Norbert Gstrein – A Sense of the Beginning
    • Tana French – The Trespasser
    • Alain Gillot – The Penalty Area

September 2016:

    • Emma Donoghue – The Wonder*
    • Albert Camus – The Outsider
    • Zadie Smith – Swing Time
    • Shaun Tan – The Singing Bones
    • Jona Oberski – A Childhood
    • Graham Norton – Holding*
    • Tommy Wieringa – A Beautiful Young Wife
    • Agatha Christie – Peril at End House
    • Rowan Hisayo Buchanan – Harmless Like You
    • Peter Swanson – The Kind Worth Killing

August 2016:

    • Alan Cumming – You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams
    • Matthew Griffin – Hide
    • Mark Singer – Trump & Me
    • Ian McEwan – Nutshell
    • Sabine Durrant – Lie with Me
    • Graham Greene – Dr Fischer of Geneva
    • Seán O’Brien – Once Again Assembled Here
    • Sun-Mi Hwang – The Dog who Dared to Dream
    • Agatha Christie – Taken at the Flood
    • Geoffrey Willans & Ronald Searle – Molesworth
    • Karan Mahajan – The Association of Small Bombs

July 2016:

    • Robert Harris – Conclave
    • Henry James – Daisy Miller
    • Jean Rhys – Wide Sargasso Sea
    • Sarah Moss – The Tidal Zone*
    • Charlotte Perkins Gilman – The Yellow Wallpaper
    • Jessie Burton – The Muse
    • Erri de Luca – The Day Before Happiness
    • Charlotte Bronte – Jane Eyre
    • Adam Haslett – Imagine Me Gone
    • Douglas Coupland – Highly Inappropriate Tales for Young People
    • James M Cain – The Postman Always Rings Twice
    • Jung Yun – Shelter*
    • Emma Cline – The Girls
    • Bruce Chatwin – In Patagonia
    • Anne Tyler – Vinegar Girl

June 2016:

    • Sarah Perry – The Essex Serpent
    • E Nesbit – The Railway Children
    • Franz Kafka – Amerika
    • Louise Doughty – Black Water
    • Michael Schulman – Her, Again
    • Jill Dawson – The Crime Writer
    • Kit de Waal – My Name Is Leon
    • Sjón – Moonstone
    • Elena Ferrante – My Brilliant Friend
    • Geoffrey Household – Rogue Male
    • Kate Summerscale – The Wicked Boy
    • Mark Haddon – The Pier Falls
    • Robin Wasserman – Girls on Fire
    • Han Kang – The Vegetarian
    • EB White – Charlotte’s Web

May 2016:

    • Alison Weir – Katherine of Aragon
    • Charlotte Wood – The Natural Way of Things
    • Cory Taylor – Dying, a Memoir
    • Decca Aitkenhead – All at Sea
    • Lionel Shriver – The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047
    • Yvvette Edwards – The Mother
    • Patrick Flanery – I Am No One*
    • Curtis Sittenfeld – Eligible
    • Alain de Botton – The Course of Love
    • Chris Cleave – Everyone Brave is Forgiven
    • David Szalay – All That Man Is
    • Hendrik Groen – The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 1/4 Years Old
    • Philip Hensher – Tales of Persuasion*
    • Barney Norris – Five Rivers Met on a Wooden Plain*

April 2016:

    • Jem Lester – Shtum
    • Megan Bradbury – Everyone is Watching*
    • Donal Ryan – All We Shall Know
    • Garth Greenwell – What Belongs to You*
    • Rose Tremain – The Gustav Sonata*
    • Kate Tempest – The Bricks that Built the Houses
    • Edmund White – Our Young Man*
    • Alexander Lernet-Holenia – Mona Lisa
    • Frances Hardinge – The Lie Tree
    • Chigozie Obioma – The Fishermen*
    • Anna Raverat – Lover
    • Renee Knight – Disclaimer
    • Ottessa Moshfegh – Eileen

March 2016:

    • David Park – Gods and Angels
    • Joanna Cannon – The Trouble with Goats and Sheep
    • Andrew McMillan – Physical
    • Tracy Chevalier – At the Edge of the Orchard
    • China Miéville – This Census-Taker
    • Judith Hermann – Where Love Begins
    • Harry Parker – Anatomy of a Soldier
    • Sunjeev Sahota – The Year of the Runaways*
    • Graham Swift – Mothering Sunday*

February 2016:

    • Yasushi Inoue – Life of a Counterfeiter
    • Elizabeth Strout – My Name is Lucy Barton*
    • Ian McGuire – The North Water*
    • Tim Parks – Thomas & Mary: A Love Story*
    • Helen Fitzgerald – Viral
    • Paul MM Cooper – River of Ink*
    • Mick Jackson – Yuki Chan in Bronte Country
    • Nicholas Searle – The Good Liar
    • Julian Barnes – The Noise of Time
    • Andrew Michael Hurley – The Loney
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