Reading log

Here’s a rundown of the books I have read on a year by year basis, beginning with the most recent year.

Hyperlinks will take you to my reviews. Those marked * have not been reviewed, because I simply never got around to doing so or struggled to write something that did the book justice.

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  1. ‘Cheating at Canasta’ by William Trevor
  2. ‘Magma’ by Thora Hjörleifsdóttir
  3. ‘Cartwarra or what?’ by Alf Taylor
  4. ‘Grand Days’ by Frank Moorhouse
  5. ‘The Dry Heart’ by Natalia Ginzburg
  6. ‘Mrs Eckdorf in O’Neill’s Hotel’ by William Trevor
  7. ‘Mother’s Dont’ by Katixa Agirre
  8. ‘The Hush’ by Sara Foster
  9. ‘On Tim Winton’ by Geraldine Brooks
  10. ‘A Difficult Young Man’ by Martin Boyd
  11. ‘Shirley’ by Ronnie Scott
  12. Miss Gomez and the Brethren’ by William Trevor
  13. ‘Old God’s Time’ by Sebastian Barry
  14. ‘August is a Wicked Month’ by Edna O’Brien
  15. ‘Jack of Hearts QX11594’ by Jackie Huggins and Ngaire Jarro
  16. ‘Snails & Monkey Tails’ by Michael Arndt
  17. ‘The Birds of the Innocent Wood’ by Deirdre Madden
  18. ‘This is the Canon: Decolonize Your Bookshelf in 50 Books’ by Joan Anim-Addo, Deirdre Osborne and Kadija Sesay George
  19. Seven Steeples’ by Sara Baume
  20. ‘Iris’ by Fiona Kelly McGregor
  21. ‘Elizabeth Alone’ by William Trevor
  22. ‘The Jaguar’ by Sarah Holland-Batt
  23. ‘Trespasses’ by Louise Kennedy
  24. ‘Stargazer’ by Laurie Petrou
  25. ‘Aphrodite’s Breath’ by Susan Johnson
  26. ‘Missing Person’ by Patrick Modiano
  27. ‘Troubling Love’ by Elena Ferrante
  28. ‘Hydra’ by Adriane Howell
  29. We Come with This Place’ by Debra Dank
  30. ‘Sundays in August’ by Patrick Modiano
  31. ‘Return to Valetto’ by Dominic Smith
  32. ‘The Children of Dynmouth’ by William Trevor
  33. ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ by James Baldwin
  34. ‘The Lock-up’ by John Banville
  35. ‘The House on the Hill’ by Cesare Pevase
  36. ‘The Witches of Vardo’ by Anya Bergman
  37. ‘The Amusements’ by Aingeala Flannery
  38. ‘The Black Notebook’ by Patrick Modiano
  39. ‘The Geometer Lobachevsky’ by Adrian Duncan
  40. ‘The Colony’ by Audrey Magee
  41. A Bit on the Side’ by William Trevor

1. ‘The Boat Rocker’ by Ha Jin
2. ‘The Way It Is Now’ by Garry Disher
3. ‘The Fourth Island’ by Sarah Tolmie
4. ‘Sorrow and Bliss’ by Meg Mason
5. ‘The Orchard Thieves’ by Elizabeth Jolley
6. ‘Hare’s Fur’ by Trevor Shearston
7. ‘When All is Said’ by Anne Griffin
8. ‘In Search of a Name’ by Marjolijn van Heemstra
9. ‘The Truth About Her’ by Jacqueline Maley
10. ‘Red Dirt Talking’ by Jacqueline Wright
11. ‘How to Shame the Devil’ by Ros Thomas
12. ‘One Bright Morning’ by Wendy Scarfe
13. ‘The Bodysurfers’ by Robert Drewe
14. ‘Modern Times’ by Cathy Sweeney
15. ‘Elegy for April’ by Benjamin Black/John Banville
16. ‘Infinite Country’ by Patricia Engel
17. ‘Loveland’ by Robert Lukins
18. ‘Life Sentences’ by Billy O’Callaghan
19. ‘Wild Cat Falling’ by Mudrooroo
20. ‘In the Winter Dark’ by Tim Winton
21. ‘Men in My Situation’ by Per Petterson
22. ‘The Summer of Kim Novak’ by Håkan Nesser
23. ‘Address Unknown’ by Kathrine Kressmann Taylor
24. ‘The Kraken Wakes’ by John Wyndham
25. ‘The Refuge’ by Kenneth Mackenzie
26. ‘Vladimir’ by Julia May Jonas
27. ‘White City’ by Kevin Power
28. ‘Bright Burning Things’ by Lisa Harding
29. ‘Mothering Sunday’ by Graham Swift
30. ‘Nora’ by Nuala O’Connor
31. ‘French Braid’ by Anne Tyler
32. ‘A Woman’ by Sibilla Aleramo 
33. ‘The Raptures’ by Jan Carson
34. ‘This is Going to Hurt’ by Adam Kay
35. ‘Euphoria’ by Lily King
36. ‘The Sheltering Sky’ by Paul Bowles
37. ‘Am I Black Enough for You? 10 Years On’ by Anita Heiss
38. ‘Assembly’ by Natasha Brown
39. ‘Son of Sin’ by Omar Sakr
40. ‘Abomination’ by Ashley Goldberg
41. ‘On Helen Garner’ by Sean O’Beirne
42. ‘Benevolence’ by Julie Janson
43. ‘England Your England’ by George Orwell
44. ‘Braised Pork’ by An Yu
45. ‘Don’t Make a Fuss: It’s Only the Claremont Serial Killer’ by Wendy Davis
46. ‘The Name of the Game is Kidnapping’ by Keigo Higashino
47. ‘One Day I’ll Remember This: Diaries 1987-1995’ by Helen Garner
48. ‘The Girls are Good’ by Ilaria Bernardini
49. ‘Mayflies’ by Andrew O’Hagan
50. ‘Untold Night and Day’ by Bae Suah
51. ‘Strange Flowers’ by Donal Ryan
52. ‘The Cane’ by Maryrose Cuskelly
53. ‘Nighcrawling’ by Leila Mottley
54. ‘The Man Within’ by Graham Greene
55. ‘A Brief Affair’ by Alex Miller
56. ‘The Last Summer’ by Ricarda Huch
57. ‘Marlo’ by Jay Carmichael
58. ‘A Feather on the Breath of God’ by Sigrid Nunez
59. ‘From the Land of the Moon’ by Milena Agus
60. ‘Limberlost’ by Robbie Arnott
61. ‘Jesustown’ by Paul Daley
62. ‘Moon Sugar’ by Angela Meyer
63. ‘A Guest at the Feast’ by Colm Toibin
64. ‘The Beautiful Screaming of Pigs’ by Damon Galgut
65. ‘Midwinter Break’ by Bernard MacLaverty
66. ‘And the Wind Sees all’ by Gudmundur Andri Thorsson
67. ‘The Lost Daughter’ by Elena Ferrante
68. ‘The Sawdust House’ by David Whish-Wilson 
69. ‘Surrender’ by Bono 
70. ‘My Brother Jack’ by George Johnston (review to come)


1.‘A Burning’ by Megha Majumdar
2. ‘The Kingdom: A Novel’ by Fuminori Nakamura
3. ‘The Aosowa Murders’ by Riku Onda
4. ‘Bobbin Up’ by Dorothy Hewett
5. ‘Honeybee’ by Craig Silvey
6. ‘The Memory Police’ by Yoko Ogawa
7. ‘Death Leaves the Station’ by Alexander Thorpe
8. ‘From Where I Fell’ by Susan Johnson
9. ‘Ash Mountain’ by Helen FitzGerald
10. ‘The Hunted’ by Gabriel Bergmoser
11. ‘In the Clearing’ by JP Pomare
12. ‘The Second Son’ by Loraine Peck
13. ‘The Husband Poisoner’ by Tanya Bretherton
14. ‘The Family Doctor’ by Debra Oswald
15. ‘Sheerwater’ by Leah Swann
16. ‘Shore Leave’ by David Whish-Wilson
17. ‘Revenge: Murder in Three Parts’ by S.L. Lim
18. ‘A Gun for Sale’ by Graham Greene
19. ‘The Rúin’ by Dervla McTiernan
20. ‘Threshold’ by Rob Doyle
21. ‘Moral Hazard’ by Kate Jennings
22. ‘This Happy’ by Niamh Campbell
23. ‘Nights Below Station Street’ by David Adams Richards
24. ‘Learning to Talk to Plants’ by Marta Orriols
25. ‘Notes to Self’ by Emilie Pine
26. ‘Here We Are’ by Graham Swift
27. ‘Bina’ by Anakana Schofield
28. ‘Night Blue’ by Angela O’Keeffe
29. ‘The Rock Blaster’ by Henning Mankell
30. ‘Toxic: The Rotting Underbelly of the Tasmanian Salmon Industry’ by Richard Flanagan
31. ‘A Line Made by Walking’ by Sara Baume
32. ‘The Labyrinth’ by Amanda Lohrey
33. ‘Hamnet’ by Maggie O’Farrell
34. ‘Newcomer’ by Keigo Higashino
35. ‘Born Into This’ by Adam Thompson
36. ‘The Inland Sea’ by Madeleine Watts
37. ‘The Rain Heron’ by Robbie Arnott
38. ‘Maestro’ by Peter Goldsworthy
39. ‘The Crime of Julian Wells’ by Thomas H. Cook
40. ‘Heaven’ by Mieko Kawakami
41. ‘Dead Europe’ by Christos Tsiolkas
42. ‘The Night Village’ by Zoe Deleuil
43. ‘Like Mother’ by Cassandra Austin
44. ‘The Twin’ by Gerbrand Bakker
45. ‘Queenie’ by Candice Carty-Williams
46 & 47. ‘Mermaid Singing’ and ‘Peel Me a Lotus’ by Charmian Clift (in one volume)
48. ‘A Theatre for Dreamers’ by Polly Samson
49. ‘The Bookshop’ by Penelope Fitzgerald
50. ‘Peace’ by Garry Disher
51. ‘The Finest Supermarket in Kabul’ by Ele Pawelski
52. ‘The Broken Book’ by Susan Johnson
53. ‘Consolation’ by Garry Disher
54. ‘Screwtop Thompson’ by Magnus Mills
55. ‘My Friend Fox’ by Heidi Everett
56. ‘The Fortnight in September’ by R.C. Sherriff
57. ‘One Hundred Days’ by Alice Pung
58. ‘We Are Not in the World’ by Conor O’Callaghan
59. ‘Beautiful World, Where are You’ by Sally Rooney
60. ‘After Story’ by Larissa Behrendt
61. ‘Memorial’ by Bryan Washington
62. ‘Lie with Me’ by Philippe Benson
63. ‘April in Spain’ by John Banville
64. ‘Warlight’ by Michael Ondaatje
65. ‘A Jealous Tide’ by Anna MacDonald
66. ‘Small Things Like These’ by Claire Keegan
67. ‘The River Mouth’ by Karen Herbert
68. ‘Tomorrow They Won’t Dare to Murder Us’ by Joseph Andras
69. ‘Mrs March’ by Virginia Feito
70. ‘The Promise’ by Damon Galgut
71. ‘House of Kwa’ by Mimi Kwa
72. ‘Touch the Water, Touch the Wind’ by Amos Oz
73. ‘To Die in Spring’ by Ralf Rothmann
74. ‘The Woman in the Blue Coat’ by Deon Meyer
75. ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ by Fiona Scarlett
76. ‘The Falcon Thief’ by Joshua Hammer
77. ‘7½’  by Christos Tsiolkas
78. ‘First Person’ by Richard Flanagan
79. ‘The White Woman’ by Liam Davison
80. ‘Keeping the House’ by Tice Cin
81. ‘New Animal’ by Ella Baxter
82. ‘Girl at War’ by Sara Novic
83. ‘Prague Nights’ by Benjamin Black
84. ‘Coonardoo’ by Katharine Susannah Prichard
85. ‘The Left-Handed Woman’ by Peter Handke
86. ‘Rememberings’ by Sinead O’Connor
87. ‘Perth’ by David Whish-Wilson 
88. ‘Scary Monsters’ by Michelle de Kretser 
89. ‘Burmese Days’ by George Orwell


1. ‘Maybe the Horse Will Talk’ by Elliot Perlman
2. ‘The Book of Fame’ by Lloyd Jones
3. ‘Second Sight’ by Aoife Clifford
4. ‘Madonna in a Fur Coat’ by Sabahattin Ali
5. ‘Two Sisters: Ngarta and Jukuna’ by Ngarta Jinny Bent, Jukuna Mona Chuguna, Pat Lowe & Eirlys Richards
6. ‘Twins’ by Dirk Kurbjuweit
7. ‘The Temple House Vanishing’ by Rachel Donohue
8. ‘The Last of Her Kind’ by Sigrid Nunez
9. ‘Blood Wedding’ by Pierre Lemaitre
10. ‘Nobody’s Looking at You: Essays’ by Janet Malcolm
11. ‘Lost Paradise’ by Cees Nooteboom
12. ‘Red Can Origami’ by Madelaine Dickie
13. ‘Well-behaved Women’ by Emily Paull
14. ‘Here are the Young Men’ by Rob Doyle
15. ‘Nemesis’ by Philip Roth
16. ‘The Divine Wind’ by Garry Disher
17. ‘There was Still Love’ by Favel Parrett
18. ‘Actress’  by Anne Enright
19. ‘Daisy Jones and The Six’ by Taylor Jenkins Reid
20. ‘Star’ by Yukio Mishima
21. ‘Dark Emu’ by Bruce Pascoe
22. ‘Swallow the Air’ by Tara June Winch
23. ‘The Good Son’ by You-Jeong Jeong
24. ‘Anna’ by Niccolò Ammaniti
25. ‘Night Boat to Tangier’ by Kevin Barry
26. ‘The Butchers’ by Ruth Gilligan
27. ‘Fortune’s Rocks’ by Anita Shreve
28. ‘Redhead by the Side of the Road’ by Anne Tyler
29. ‘The Animals in that County’ by Laura Jean McKay
30. ‘Bowraville’ by Dan Box
31. ‘Girl’ by Edna O’Brien
32. ‘The River Capture’ by Mary Costello
33. ‘Exploded View’ by Carrie Tiffany
34. ‘Exciting Times’ by Naoise Dolan
35. ‘Below Deck’ by Sophie Hardcastle
36. ‘You Have to Make Your Own Fun Around Here’ by Frances Macken
37. ‘Love’ by Roddy Doyle
38. ‘No One’ by John Hughes
39. ‘The Returns’ by Philip Salom
40. ‘Dry Milk’ by Huo Yan
41. ‘The Killing Streets: Uncovering Australia’s first serial murderer’  by Tanya Bretherton
42. ‘Kim Ji-young, Born 1982’  by Cho Nam-ju
43. ‘The Spill’ by Imbi Neeme
44. ‘Elizabeth and her German Garden’ by Elizabeth von Arnim
45. ‘Remember Me This Way’ by Sabine Durrant
46. ‘Stillicide’ by Cynan Jones
47. ‘Diary of a Somebody’ by Brian Bilston
48. ‘A Week in the Life of Cassandra Aberline’ by Glenda Guest
49. ‘The Empty Family’ by Colm Toibin
50. ‘The Good Son’ by Paul McVeigh
51. ‘Here is the Beehive’ by Sarah Crossan
52. ‘The Blue Guitar’ by John Banville
53. ‘The House of Youseff’ byYumna Kassab
54. ‘Dolores’ by Lauren Aimee Curtis
55. ‘Finders, Keepers’ by Sabine Durrant
56. ‘The Yield’ by Tara June Winch
57. ‘Heaven Sent’ by Alan Carter
58. ‘Shell’ by Kristina Olsson
59. ‘The Woman on the Stairs’ by Bernhard Schlink
60. ‘The Survivors’ by Jane Harper
61. ‘Lucky Ticket’ by Joey Bui
62. ‘Snow’ by John Banville
63. ‘The Dinner Guest’ by Gabriela Ybarra
64. ‘The Hunter’ by Julia Leigh
65. ‘You Belong Here’ by Laurie Steed
66. ‘A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing’ by Jessie Tu
67. ‘The Language of Birds’ by Jill Dawson
68. ‘Red at the Bone’ by Jacqueline Woodson
69. ‘This Mourable Body’ by Tsitsi Dangarembga
70. ‘Black Water’ by Joyce Carol Oates
71. ‘The Silence’ by Don DeLillo
72. ‘What Are You Going Through’ by Sigrid Nunez
73. ‘The Doll Factory’ by Elizabeth MacNeal
74. ‘Cold A Long Time: An Alpine Mystery’ by John Leake
75. ‘Honour: Achieving Justice for Banaz Mahmod’ by Caroline Goode
76. ‘The Friend’ by Sigrid Nunez
77. ‘Bitter Wash Road’ by Garry Disher
78. ‘Our Shadows’ by Gail Jones
79. ‘Winter in Sokcho’  by Elisa Shua Dusapin
80. ‘The Captains and the Kings’  by Jennifer Johnston
81. ‘Catching Teller Crow’  by Ambelin & Ezekiel Kwaymullina
82. ‘Mr Nobody’  by Catherine Steadman
83. ‘The Living Sea of Waking Dreams’ by Richard Flanagan


1. ‘Of Love and Hunger’ by Julian Maclaren-Ross
2. ‘The Left Hand of Darkness’ by Ursula K Le Guin
3. ‘Eggshells’ by Caitriona Lally
4. ‘Take Me In’ by Sabine Durrant
5. ‘Whitefly’ by Abdelilah Hamdouchi
6. ‘Cold Spring Harbor’ by Richard Yates
7. ‘The Tall Man’ by Phoebe Locke
8. ‘The Nowhere Child’ by Christian White
9. ‘Song for an Approaching Storm’ by Peter Fröberg Idling
10. ‘First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers’ by Loung Ung
11. ‘The Old Boys’ by William Trevor
12. ‘Wedderburn: A True Tale of Blood and Dust’ by Maryrose Cuskelly
13. ‘Adele’ by Leila Slimani
14. ‘The History of Love’ by Nicole Krauss
15. ‘The Erratics’ by Vicki Laveau-Harvie
16. ‘The Boarding House’ by William Trevor
17. ‘Memoirs of a Woman Doctor’ by Nawal El Saadawi
18. ‘Crudo’ by Olivia Laing
19. ‘One Clear Ice-Cold January Morning at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century’ by Roland Schimmelpfennig
20. ‘Drive your Plow over the Bones of the Dead’ by Olga Tokarczuk
21. ‘Black Seconds’ by Karin Fossum
22. ‘Little Gods’ by Jenny Ackland
23. ‘The China Factory’ by Mary Costello
24. ‘Howards End’ by E.M. Forster
25.‘Pink Mountain on Locust Island’ by Jamie Marina Lau
26. ‘The Love Department’ by William Trevor
27. ‘Too Much Lip’ by Melissa Lucashenko
28. ‘The Bridge’ by Enza Gandolfo
29. ‘Axiomatic’ by Maria Tumarkin
30. ‘The Ice Palace’ by Tarjei Vesaas
31. ‘The Governesses’ by Anne Serre
32. ‘Her Father’s Daughter’ by Alice Pung
33. ‘Cape May’ by Chip Cheek
34. ‘Under Your Skin’ by Sabine Durrant
35. ‘Day 9 at Wooreen’ by Rob Hunter
36. ‘The Arsonist: A Mind on Fire’ by Chloe Hooper
37. ‘Stoner: A Novel’ by John Williams
38. ‘Homage to Barcelona’ by Colm Toibin
39. ‘A Ladder to the Sky’ by John Boyne
40. ‘The Everlasting Sunday’ by Robert Lukins
41. ‘The Farm’ by Tom Rob Smith
42. ‘Normal People’ by Sally Rooney
43. ‘The South’ by Colm Tóibín
44. ‘Something in the Water’ by Catherine Steadman
45. ‘Lanny’ by Max Porter
46. ‘Minor Monuments’ by Ian Maleney
47. ‘Constellations: Reflections from Life’ by Sinéad Gleeson
48. ‘Eggshell Skull’ by Bri Lee
49. ‘New York’ by Lily Brett
50. ‘The Railway Man’ by Eric Lomax
51. ‘The Farm’ by Joanne Ramos
52. ‘The Van Apfel Girls are Gone’ by Felicity McLean
53. ‘The Lebs’ by Michael Mohammed Ahmad
54. ‘Where You Once Belonged’ by Kent Haruf
55. ‘Room for a Stranger’ by Melanie Cheng
56. ‘The Night Book’ by Charlotte Grimshaw
57. ‘The Impostor’ by Damon Galgut
58. ‘The White Girl’ by Tony Birch
59. ‘See What I Have Done’ by Sarah Schmidt
60. ‘The Debt to Pleasure’ by John Lanchester
61. ‘Stories of Perth’ edited by Alice Grundy
62. ‘The Death of Murat Idrissi’ by Tommy Wieringa
63. ‘The Vegetarian’ by Han Kang
64. ‘A Constant Hum’ by Alice Bishop
65. ‘Last Stories’ by William Trevor
66. ‘The Château’ by William Maxwell
67. ‘Fake’ by Stephanie Wood
68. ‘The Good Soldier’ by Ford Madox Ford
69. ‘The Moon and Sixpence’ by W. Somerset Maugham
70. ‘No Friend but the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison’ by Behrouz Boochani
71. ‘One Hundred Years of Dirt’ by Rick Morton
72. ‘The Offing’ by Benjamin Myers
73. ‘Spinifex & Sunflowers’ by Avan Judd Stallard
74. ‘The Weekend’ by Charlotte Wood
75. ‘Springtime: A Ghost Story’ by Michelle de Kretser
76. ‘The Bride Stripped Bare’ by Nikki Gemmell
77. ‘Shepherd’ by Catherine Jinks
78. ‘The Trespassers’ by Meg Mundell
79. ‘Bruny’ by Heather Rose
80. ‘October is the Coldest Month’ by Christoffer Carlsson
81. ‘The Dead Heart’ by Douglas Kennedy
82. ‘Yellow Notebook: Diaries Volume I, 1978-1987’ by Helen Garner
83. ‘A Sport and a Pastime’ by James Salter
84. ‘Shadowplay’ by Joseph O’Connor
85. ‘Beauty’ by Bri Lee
86. ‘Dustfall’ by Michelle Johnston
87. ‘Home Fire’ by Kamila Shamsie


1. ‘Lola Bensky’ by Lily Brett
2. ‘The Quarry’ by Damon Galgut
3. ‘Lullaby’ by Leila Slimani
4. ‘Soon’ by Lois Murphy
5. ‘Small Circle of Beings’ by Damon Galgut
6. ‘The Sinners’ Bell’ by Kevin Casey
7. ‘The Suitcase Baby’ by Tanya Bretherton
8. ‘Tin Man’ by Sarah Winman
9. ‘The Fish Girl’ by Mirandi Riwoe
10. ‘Sophie’s Choice’ by William Styron
11. ‘The Tattooist of Auschwitz’ by Heather Morris
12. ‘Terra Nullius’ by Claire G. Coleman
13. ‘The Life to Come’ by Michelle de Kretser
14. ‘The Scholl Case: The Deadly End of a Marriage’ by Anja Reich-Osang
15. ‘The Painted Veil’ by W. Somerset Maugham
16. ‘Too Afraid to Cry’ by Ali Cobby Eckermann
17. ‘When I Hit You: Or, A Portrait of the Writer as a Young Wife’ by Meena Kandasamy
18. ‘The Sound of my Voice’ by Ron Butlin
19. ‘The Boy in the Earth’ by Fuminori Nakamura
20. ‘Travelling in a Strange Land’ by David Park
21. ‘Moderato Cantabile’ by Marguerite Duras
22. ‘My Mother, A Serial Killer’ by Hazel Baron and Janet Fife-Yeomans
23. ‘The End We Start From’ by Megan Hunter
24. ‘Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen’ by Mary Norris
25. ‘Pieces of a Girl’ by Charlotte Wood
26. ‘When Breath Becomes Air’ by Paul Kalanithi
27. ‘Good Me Bad Me’ by Ali Land
28. ‘The Well’ by Elizabeth Jolley
29. ‘Storyland’ by Catherine McKinnon
30. ‘A Long Way from Home’ by Peter Carey
31. ‘Fairyland’ by Sumner Lock Elliott
32. ‘Taboo’ by Kim Scott
33. ‘The Shepherd’s Hut’ by Tim Winton
34. ‘Echoland’ by Per Petterson
35. ‘Lie with Me’ by Sabine Durrant
36. ‘The Lone Woman’ by Bernardo Atxaga
37. ‘The Secrets in Silence’ by Nicole Trope
38. ‘Mr Phillips’ by John Lanchester
39. ‘The Girl with Seven Names: Escape from North Korea’ by Hyeonseo Lee (with David John)
40. ‘Resurrection Bay’ by Emma Viskic
41. ‘No More Boats’ by Felicity Castagna
42. ‘Border Districts: A Fiction’ by Gerald Murnane
43. ‘The Last Garden’ by Eva Hornung
44. ‘This is Not a Novel’ by Jennifer Johnston
45. ‘Pao’ by Kerry Young
46. ‘Nights at the Alexandra’ by William Trevor
47. ‘Convenience Store Woman’ by Sayaka Murata
48. ‘The Catherine Wheel’ by Elizabeth Harrower
49. ‘Sweet Bean Paste’ by Durian Sukegawa
50. ‘Wimmera’ by Mark Brandi
51. ‘A Crime in the Family’ by Sacha Batthyány
52. ‘A Book of Untruths’ by Miranda Doyle
53. ‘Mayhem: A Memoir’ by Sigrid Rausing
54. ‘Sylvia’ by Leonard Michaels
55. ‘Lillian Boxfish takes a Walk’ by Kathleen Rooney
56. ‘Conversations with Friends’ by Sally Rooney
57. ‘Washington Black’ by Esi Edugyan
58. ‘Motherhood’ by Sheila Heti
59. ‘The Donor’ by Helen Fitzgerald
60. ‘French Exit’ by Patrick deWitt
61. ‘The Lost Man’ by Jane Harper
62. ‘Heartburn’ by Nora Ephron
63. ‘Songs for the Cold of Heart’ by Eric Dupont
64. ‘An Ocean of Minutes’ by Thea Lim
65. ‘The Passage of Love’ by Alex Miller 
66. ‘Joyride to Jupiter’ by Nuala O’Connor
67. ‘Death in Spring’ by Mercè Rodoreda
68. ‘Scrublands’ by Chris Hammer


1. ‘Snakes and Earrings’ by Hitomi Kanehara
2. ‘The Day of the Owl’ by Leonardo Sciascia
3. ‘Bird in a Cage’ by Frédéric Dard
4. ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’ by Iain Reid
5. ‘You Could Do Something Amazing with Your Life [You Are Raoul Moat]’ by Andrew Hankinson
6. ‘Up at the Villa’ by W. Somerset Maugham
7. ‘The Last Act of Love’ by Cathy Rentzenbrink
8. ‘Parable of the Sower’ by Octavia E. Butler
9. ‘Fever Dream’ by Samanta Schweblin
10. ‘Wake in Fright’ by Kenneth Cook
11. ‘Wasted: A story of alcohol, grief and a death in Brisbane’ by Elspeth Muir
12. ‘The Maker of Swans’ by Paraic O’Donnell
13. ‘The Optician of Lampedusa’ by Emma Jane Kirby
14. ‘Down in the City’ by Elizabeth Harrower
15. ‘The Hate Race’ by Maxine Beneba Clarke
16. ‘The Argonauts’ by Maggie Nelson
17. ‘Between a Wolf and a Dog’ by Georgia Blain
18. ‘Travels With My Aunt’ by Graham Greene
19. ‘The Museum of Modern Love’ by Heather Rose
20. ‘An Isolated Incident’ by Emily Maguire
21. ‘The Stars are Fire’ by Anita Shreve
22. ‘Nothing on Earth’ by Conor O’Callaghan
23.  ‘A Cup of Rage’ by Raduan Nassar
24. ‘My Name is Leon’ by Kit de Waal
25. ‘Days Without End’ by Sebastian Barry
26. ‘Voss’ by Patrick White
27. ‘Excellent Women’ by Barbara Pym
28. ‘Solar Bones’ by Mike McCormack
‘The Forensic Records Society’ by Magnus Mills
30. ‘Inch Levels’ by Neil Hegarty
31. ‘The Woolgrower’s Companion’ by Joy Rhoades
32. ‘The Empress and the Cake’ by Linda Stift
33. ‘Familiar Things’ by Hwang Sok-Yong
34. ‘A History of Running Away’ by Paula McGrath
35. ‘The Red Parts’ by Maggie Nelson
36. ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ by Margaret Atwood
37. ‘The Waking of Willie Ryan’ by John Broderick
38. ‘Careful, He Might Hear You’ by Sumner Locke Elliott
39. ‘Snow Country’ by Yasunari Kawabata
40. ‘Provocation’ by Charlotte Grimshaw
41. ‘The Bed I Made’ by Lucie Whitehouse
42. ‘Our Souls at Night’ by Kent Haruf
43. ‘The Devil’s Staircase’ by Helen FitzGerald
44.‘Beastings’ by Benjamin Myer
45. ‘The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman’ by Denis Thériault
46. ‘The Long Prospect’ by Elizabeth Harrower
47. ‘Miss Lonelyhearts’ by Nathanael West
48. ‘Instructions for a Heatwave’ by Maggie O’Farrell
49. ‘The Trick is to Keep Breathing’ by Janice Galloway
50. ‘Why Rock the Boat’ by William Weintraub
51. ‘In a Strange Room’ by Damon Galgut
52. ‘The Jesus Man’ by Christos Tsiolkas
53. ‘Mr Bridge’ by Evan S. Connell
54. ‘Penance’ by Kanae Minato
55. ‘Next Year, For Sure’ by Zoey Leigh Peterson
56. ‘A Border Station’ by Shane Connaughton
57. ‘I am a Truck’ by Michelle Winters
58. ‘Bellevue Square’ by Michael Redhill
59. ‘Transit’ by Rachel Cusk
60. ‘The Son of a Trickster’ by Eden Robinson
61. ‘Minds of Winter’ by Ed OLoughlin
62. ‘Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine’ by Gail Honeyman
63. ‘Eileen’ by Ottessa Moshfegh
64. ‘Always you, Edina’ by V.G. Lee
65. ‘Force of Nature’ by Jane Harper
66. ‘Cal’ by Bernard MacLaverty
67. ‘Atlantic Black’ by A.S. Patrić
68. ‘Smile’ by Roddy Doyle
69. ‘Dance by the Canal’ by Kerstin Hensel
70. ‘Montpelier Parade’ by Karl Geary
71. ‘But You Did Not Come Back’ by Marceline Loran-Ivens
72. ‘The Power’ by Naomi Alderman
73. ‘The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir’ by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
74. ‘Soviet Milk’ by Nora Ikstena


1. ‘Hush, Little Bird’ by Nicole Trope
2. ‘A Pure Clear Light’ by Madeleine St John
3. ‘Fear is the Rider’ by Kenneth Cook
4. ‘A Guide to Berlin’ by Gail Jones
5. ‘Crucifixion Creek’ by Barry Maitland
6. ‘What Came Before’ by Anna George
7. ‘Floundering’ by Romy Ash
8. ‘Eugenia: A True Story of Adversity, Tragedy, Crime and Courage’ by Mark Tedeschi QC
9. ‘The Plains’ by Gerald Murnane
10. ‘Panthers & The Museum of Fire’ by Jen Craig
11. ‘The Golden Age’ by Joan London
12. ‘A Few Days in the Country and Other Stories’ by Elizabeth Harrower
13. ‘The World Without Us’ by Mireille Juchau
14. ‘Elemental’ by Amanda Curtin
15. ‘Hope Farm’ by Peggy Frew
16. ‘The Other Side of the World’ by Stephanie Bishop
17. ‘The Natural Way of Things’ by Charlotte Wood
18. ‘Six Bedrooms’ by Tegan Bennett Daylight
19. ‘Viral’ by Helen FitzGerald
20. ‘Small Acts of Disappearance’ by Fiona Wright
21. ‘Harland’s Half Acre’ by David Malouf
22. ‘Line of Sight’ by David Whish-Wilson
23. ‘The Latte Years’ by Philippa Moore
24. ‘The Media and the Massacre’ by Sonya Voumard
25. ‘The Daughters of Mars’ by Thomas Keneally
26. ‘Dirt Music’ by Tim Winton
27. ‘A Murder Without Motive: The Killing of Rebecca Ryle’ by Martin McKenzie-Murray
28. ‘Snake’ by Kate Jennings
29. ‘Hot Little Hands’ by Abigail Ulman
30. ‘Grief is the Thing with Feathers’ by Max Porter
31. ‘Leap’ by Myfanwy Jones
32. ‘The Mint Lawn’ by Gillian Mears
33. ‘The Last Painting of Sara de Vos’ by Dominic Smith
34. ‘Salt Creek’ by Lucy Treloar
35. ‘Black Rock White City’ by A.S. Patrić
36. ‘Walking Free’ by Dr Munjed Al Muderis (with Patrick Weaver)
37. ‘Goodbye Sweetheart’ by Marion Halligan
38. ‘Merciless Gods’ by Christos Tsiolkas
39. ‘Thicker Than Water: History, Secrets and Guilt: A Memoir’ by Cal Flyn
40. ‘Island Home: A Landscape Memoir’ by Tim Winton
41. ‘Aunts Up the Cross’ by Robin Dalton
42. ’13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl’ by Mona Awad
43. ‘The Wonder’ by Emma Donoghue
44. ‘Everywhere I Look’ by Helen Garner
45. ‘The Dry’ by Jane Harper
46. ‘When the Night Comes’ by Favel Parrett
47. ‘The Party Wall’ by Catherine Leroux
48. ‘Wild Man’ by Alecia Simmonds
49. ‘The Best Kind of People’ by Zoe Whittall
50. ‘The Hands: An Australian Pastoral” by Stephen Orr
51. ‘Yiddish for Pirates’ by Gary Barwin
52. ‘Reckoning’ by Magda Szubanski
53. ‘Do Not Say We Have Nothing’ by Madeleine Thien
54. ‘Physical’ by Andrew McMillan
55. ‘The Ecliptic’ by Benjamin Wood
56. ‘An Account of the Decline of the Great Auk, According to One Who Saw It’ by Jessie Greengrass
57. ‘Talking to My Country’ by Stan Grant
58. ‘True Country’ by Kim Scott
59. ‘Drylands’ by Thea Astley
60. ‘It’s Raining in Mango’ by Thea Astley
61. ‘The Landing’ by Susan Johnson
62. ‘Dying: A Memoir’ by Cory Taylor
63. ‘The Family’ by Chris Johnston and Rosie Jones.
64. ‘Big Blue Sky: A Memoir’ by Peter Garrett*
65. ‘Five on Brexit Island (Enid Blyton for Grown Ups) by Bruno Vincent*


1. ‘Salad Anniversary’ by Machi Tamara
2. ‘The Street Sweeper’ by Elliot Perlman*
3. ‘The Dig’ by Cynan Jones
4. ‘Lost & Found’ by Brooke Davis
5. ‘Any Other Mouth’ by Anneliese Mackintosh
6. ‘Dead Man Talking’ by Roddy Doyle
7. ‘The Republic of Užupis’ by Haïlji
8. ‘NW’ by Zadie Smith
9. ‘HHhH’ by Laurent Binet
10. ‘The Life I Left Behind’ by Colette McBeth
11. ‘This Place Holds No Fear’ by Monika Held
12. ‘Dollar Bahu’ by Sudha Murty
13. ‘Everything I Never Told You’ by Celeste Ng
14. ‘An Absent Mind’ by Eric Rill
15. ‘Thunderstruck & Other Stories’ by Elizabeth McCracken
16. ‘The Julian Chapter’ by R.J. Palacio
17. ‘Road Ends’ by Mary Lawson
18. ‘Our Endless Numbered Days’ by Claire Fuller
19. ‘The Long Dry’ by Cynan Jones
20. ‘Hausfrau’ by Jill Alexander Essbaum
21. ‘The Hero’ by W. Somerset Maugham
22. ‘George’s Grand Tour’ by Caroline Vermalle
23. ‘Skin Paper Stone’ by Máire T. Robinson
24. ‘Demons’ by Wayne Macauley
25. ‘The Lover’ by Marguerite Duras
26. ‘Dept. of Speculation’ by Jenny Offill
27. ‘A Perfect Crime’ by A Yi
28. ‘Signs Preceding the End of the World’ by Yuri Herrera
29. ‘The Drowned Boy’ by Karin Fossum
30. ‘A Spool of Blue Thread’ by Anne Tyler
31. ‘Reunion’ by Fred Uhlman
32. ‘Nobody is ever Missing’ by Catherine Lacey
33. ‘The Lives of Stella Bain’ by Anita Shreve
34. ‘The Master and Margarita’ by Mikhail Bulgakov
35. ‘I am Pilgrim’ by Terry Hayes
36. ‘First Execution’ by Domenico Starnone
37. ‘The Field of the Cloth of Gold’ by Magnus Mills
38. ‘My Buried Life’ by Doreen Finn
39. ‘Tirra Lirra by the River’ by Jessica Anderson*
40. ‘The Lives of Women’  by Christine Dwyer Hickey
41. ‘Ashes in my Mouth, Sand in my Shoes’ by Per Petterson
42. ‘The Jump’ by Doug Johnstone
43. ‘Heroes: Mass Murder and Suicide’ by Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi
44. ‘My Brilliant Friend’ by Elena Ferrante
45. ‘H is for Hawk’ by Helen Macdonald
46. ‘Spring Snow’ by Yukio Mishima
47. ‘The Enchanted April’ by Elizabeth Von Arnim
48. ‘Young God’ by Katherine Faw Morris
49. ‘The Green Road’ by Anne Enright
50. ‘The Good Doctor’ by Damon Galgut
51. ‘Hidden Symptoms’ by Deirdre Madden
52. ‘A Deadly Secret: The Bizarre and Chilling Story of Robert Durst’ by Matt Birkbeck
53. ‘Tender’ by Belinda McKeon
54. ‘Fifteen Dogs’ by André Alexis
55. ‘Please Don’t Leave Me Here’ by Tania Chandler
56. ‘The Grass is Singing’ by Doris Lessing
57. ‘Blood Safari’ by Deon Meyer
58. ‘Outline’ by Rachel Cusk
59. ‘Martin John’ by Anakana Schofield
60. ‘Arvida’ by Samuel Archibald
61. ‘The Little Red Chairs’ by Edna O’Brien
62. ‘The End of Days’ by Jenny Erpenbeck
63. ‘The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum or How violence develops and where it can lead’ by Heinrich Böll
64. ‘Undermajordomo Minor’ by Patrick DeWitt
65. ‘A Place Called Winter’ by Patrick Gale
66. ‘Terra Nullis: A Journey Through No One’s Land’ by Sven Lindqvist
67. ‘Daydreams of Angels’ by Heather O’Neill
68. ‘Bright Lights, Big City’ by Jay McInerney
69. ‘The Dictator’s Last Night’ by Yasmina Khadra
70. ‘What I Talk About When I Talk About Running’ by Haruki Murakami
71. ‘Season of Migration to the North’ by Tayeb Salih
72. ‘Beatlebone’ by Kevin Barry
73. ‘Spill Simmer Falter Wither’ by Sara Baume
74. ‘The Gun’ by Fuminori Nakamura
75. ‘The Book of Unknown Americans’ by Cristina Henriquez
76. ‘Alibi’ by Joseph Kanon
77. ‘Lies of Silence’ by Brian Moore
78. ‘Venice is a Fish’ by Tiziano Scarpa
79. Territorial Rights’ by Muriel Spark
80. ‘After the Circus’ by Patrick Modiano 


1. ‘Landscape of Farewell’ by Alex Miller
2. ‘Villain’ by Shuichi Yoshida
3. ‘The Night Guest’ by Fiona McFarlane
4. ‘Season to Taste / How to Eat Your Husband’ by Natalie Young
5. ‘Days in the History of Silence’ by Merethe Lindstrøm
6. ‘The Dinner’ by Herman Koch
7. ‘The Man in the Wooden Hat’ by Jane Gardam
8. ‘Last Friends’ by Jane Gardam
9. ‘The Narrow Road to the Deep North’ by Richard Flanagan*
10. ‘Strange Weather in Tokyo’ by Hiromi Kawakami
11. ‘Brighton Rock’ by Graham Greene
12. ‘Benediction’ by Kent Haruf
13. ‘Time Present and Time Past’ by Deirdre Madden
14. ‘Family Life’ by Akhil Sharma
15. ‘A Woman’s Story’ by Annie Ernaux
16. ‘History of the Rain’ by Niall Williams
17. ‘The Examined Life: How We Lose and Find Ourselves’ by Stephen Grosz
18. ‘TransAtlantic’ by Colum McCann
19. ‘The Temporary Gentleman’ by Sebastian Barry
20. ‘Burial Rites’ by Hannah Kent
21. ‘Prime Cut’ by Alan Carter
22. ‘Like a House on Fire’ by Cate Kennedy
23. ‘My Life in a Pea Soup’ by Lisa Nops
24. ‘Soon’ by Charlotte Grimshaw
25. ‘just_a_girl’ by Kirsten Krauth
26. ‘My Brilliant Career’ by Miles Franklin
27. ‘Animal People’ by Charlotte Wood
28. ‘Eyrie’ by Tim Winton
29. ‘A Double Spring: A Year of Tragedy, Grief and Love’ by Juliet Darling*
30. ‘Before We Met’ by Lucie Whitehouse
31. ‘Sharp Objects’ by Gillian Flynn
32. ‘I Can See in the Dark’ by Karin Fossum
33. ‘Night Games: Sex, Power and Sport’ by Anna Krien*
34. ‘Black and Proud: The Story of an Iconic AFL Photo’ by Matthew Klugman and Gary Osmond*
35. ‘Peace’ by Richard Bausch
36. ‘The Circle’ by Dave Eggers*
37. ‘Alys, Always’ by Harriet Lane
38. ‘Clara’s Daughter’ by Meike Ziervogel
39. ‘The Wall Jumper’ by Peter Schneider
40. ‘Coal Creek’ by Alex Miller
41. ‘The Girl Who Was Saturday Night’ by Heather O’Neill
42. ‘Paradise & Elsewhere’ by Kathy Page
43. ‘Reef’ by Romesh Gunesekera
44. ‘The Lemur’ by Benjamin Black
45. ‘Schroder’ by Amity Gaige
46. ‘Ways of Going Home’ by Alejandro Zambra
47. ‘Love and Summer’ by William Trevor
48. ‘The Avenue of the Giants’ by Marc Dugain
49. ‘The Ever After of Ashwin Rao’ by Padma Viswanathan
50. ‘All My Puny Sorrows’ by Miriam Toews*
51. ‘My October’ by Claire Holden Rothman*
52. ‘The Shock of the Fall’ by Nathan Filer
53. ‘Spider’ by Patrick McGrath
54. ‘Tell’ by Frances Itani
55. ‘The Betrayers’ by David Bezmozgis
56. ‘Us Conductors’ by Sean Michaels
57. ‘The Goalie’s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick’ by Peter Handke
58. ‘Charm Offensive’ by William Thacker
59. ‘The Patience Stone’ by Atiq Rahimi
60. ‘Malice’ by Keigo Higashino
61. ‘We Were Liars’ by E. Lockhart
62. ‘The Changeling’ by Robin Jenkins
63. ‘Fahrenheit 451’ by Ray Bradbury*
64. ‘Summer House with Swimming Pool’ by Herman Koch
65. ‘Beautiful You’ by Chuck Palahniuk
66. ‘Chasing the King of Hearts’ by Hanna Krall
67. ‘Her’ by Harriet Lane
68. ‘Confessions’ by Kanae Minato
69. ‘The Housekeeper and the Professor’ by Yoko Ogawa
70. ‘Academy Street’ by Mary Costello
71. ‘The Tie That Binds’ by Kent Haruf
72. ‘Nora Webster’ by Colm Toibin
73. ‘The Colour of the Night’ by Robert Hollingworth
74. ‘Amsterdam’ by Ian McEwan
75. ‘The Closet of Savage Mementos’ by Nuala Ní Chonchúir
76. ‘The Thrill of it All’ by Joseph O’Connor
77. ‘This House of Grief’ by Helen Garner


1. ‘Revenge’ by Yoko Ogawa
2. ‘Salvation of a Saint’ by Keigo Higashino
3. ‘The Snow Child’ by Eowyn Ivey
4. ‘Eventide’ by Kent Haruf
5. ‘Gone Again’ by Doug Johnstone
6. ‘Finding Jasper’ by Lynne Leonhardt
7. ‘The Emperor of Lies’ by Steve Sem-Sandberg
8. ‘Under the Skin’ by Michel Faber
9. ‘Through Irish Eyes: A Visual Companion to Angela McCourt’s Ireland’
10. ‘Jellybird’ by Lezanne Clannachan
11. ‘Fifth Business’ by Robertson Davies
12. ‘Escape from Camp 14’ by Blaine Harden
13. ‘The Rosie Project’ by Graeme Simsion
14. ‘The Tivington Nott’ by Alex Miller
15. ‘Utopian Man’ by Lisa Lang
16. ‘Mateship with Birds’ by Carrie Tiffany
17. ‘The Glass Canoe’ by David Ireland
18. ‘The Women in Black’ by Madeleine St John
19. ‘The Cook’ by Wayne Macauley
20. ‘The Cardboard Crown’ by Martin Boyd
21. ‘The Burial’ by Courtney Collins
22. ‘Jammy Dodger’ by Kevin Smith
23. ‘The Uninvited’ by Liz Jensen
24. ‘Big Brother’ by Lionel Shriver
25. ‘Dirty Work’ by Gabriel Weston
26. ‘Questions of Travel’ by Michelle de Krester
27. ‘Wise Blood’ by Flannery O’Connor
28. ‘My Notorious Life by Madame X’ by Kate Manning
29. ‘Is That All There Is?’ by William King
30. ‘Safe House’ by Chris Ewan
31. ‘Wonder’ by R.J. Palacio
32. ‘The Swallows of Kabul’ by Yasmina Khadra
33. ‘Memoirs of a Geisha’ by Arthur Golden
34. ‘Notes from a Coma’ by Mike McCormack
35. ‘In the Darkness’ by Karin Fossum
36. ‘A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing’ by Eimear McBride
37. ‘The Passenger’ by Maryam Sachs
38. ‘Ancient Light’ by John Banville
39. ‘The Guts’ by Roddy Doyle
40. ‘Mrs Bridge’ by Evan S. Connell
41. ‘October 1970’ by Louis Hamelin
42. ‘The Good Parents’ by Joan London
43. ‘Dream of Ding Village’ by Yan Lianke
44. ‘Give Me Everything You Have’ by James Lasdun
45. ‘Strange Shores’ by Arnaldur Indriðason
46. ‘Going Home Again’ by Dennis Bock
47. ‘Caught’ by Lisa Moore
48. ‘The Orenda’ by Joseph Boyden
49. ‘Hellgoing’ by Lynn Coady
50. ‘The Crooked Maid’ by Dan Vyleta
51. ‘The Cry’ by Helen FitzGerald
52. ‘The Pearl-fishers’ by Robin Jenkins
53. ‘Apple Tree Yard’ by Louise Doughty
54. ‘By The Book: A Reader’s Guide to Life’ by Ramona Koval
55. ‘Fallen Land’ by Patrick Flanery
56. ‘Being Alexander’ by Diarmuid Ó Conghaile
57. ‘Tampa’ by Alissa Nutting
58. ‘A Sixpenny Song’ by Jennifer Johnston
59. ‘The Mussel Feast’ by Birgit Vanderbeke
60. ‘Goat Mountain’ by David Vann
61. ‘Cataract City’ by Craig Davidson
62. ‘The Woman Upstairs’ by Claire Messud
63. ‘The Merman’ by Carl-Johan Vallgren
64. ‘Of Human Bondage’ by W. Somerset Maugham*
65. ‘Madame Bovary’ by Gustave Flaubert*
66. ‘All the Beggars Riding’ by Lucy Caldwell
67. ‘Malarky’ by Anakana Schofield*
68. ‘You’ by Nuala Ní Chonchúir
69. ‘The Railwayman’s Wife’ by Ashley Hay
70. ‘Barracuda’ by Christos Tsiolkas
71. ‘The Hundred and Ninety-nine Steps’ by Michel Faber*
72. ‘The Bicycle Book’ by Bella Bathurst*
73. ‘Eyrie’ by Tim Winton


1. ‘Loaded’ by Christos Tsiolkas
2. ‘The Curfew’ by Jesse Ball
3. ‘Breath’ by Tim Winton
4. ‘Fly Away Peter’ by David Malouf
5. ‘Death of a River Guide’ by Richard Flanagan
6. ‘The Children’ by Charlotte Wood
7. ‘The Lieutenant’ by Kate Grenville
8. ‘Truth’ by Peter Temple
9. ‘Berlin Syndrome’ by Melanie Joosten
10. ‘Your Voice in My Head’ by Emma Forrest
11. ‘The World Beneath’ by Cate Kennedy
12. ‘Dogs at the Perimeter’ by Madeleine Thien
13. ‘The Devil’s Garden’ by Edward Docx
14. ‘Up Above the World’ by Paul Bowles
15. ‘The Talented Mr Ripley’ by Patricia Highsmith
16. ‘Twenty-four Hours in the Life of a Woman’ by Stefan Zweig
17. ‘A Blessed Child’ by Linn Ullmann
18. ‘Rebecca’ by Daphne du Maurier
19. ‘Monkey Grip’ by Helen Garner
20. ‘Painter of Silence’ by Georgina Harding
21. ‘Me and You’ by Niccolò Ammaniti
22. ‘A Room with a View’ by E.M. Forster
23. ‘Gillespie and I’ by Jane Harris
24. ‘The Blue Fox’ by Sjón
25. ‘The White Shadow’ by Andrea Eames
26. ‘The Buddha in the Attic’ by Julie Otsuka
27. ‘Hit & Run’ by Doug Johnstone
28. ‘Sarah Thornhill’ by Kate Grenville
29. ‘Dirty Tricks’ by Michael Dibdin
30. ‘The Flowers of War’ by Geling Yan
31. ‘Until Further Notice, I am Alive’ by Tom Lubbock
32. ‘The Light Between Oceans’ by M.L. Stedman
33. ‘Me Before You’ by Jojo Moyes
34. ‘Signs of Life’ by Anna Raverat
35. ‘Our Daily Bread’ by Lauren B. Davis
36. ‘The Light of Amsterdam’ by David Park
37. ‘The Cold Eye of Heaven’ by Christine Dwyer Hickey
38. ‘The Dead Eight’ by Carlo Gébler
39. ‘An Experiment in Love’ by Hilary Mantel
40. ‘Outrage’ by Arnaldur Indriðason
41. ‘God’s Own Country’ by Ross Raisin
42. ‘Rescue’ by Anita Shreve
43. ‘The Multiple Effects of Rainshadow’ by Thea Astley
44. ‘Autumn Laing’ by Alex Miller
45. ‘The Colour of Milk’ by Nell Leyshon
46. ‘A Lady Cyclist’s Guide to Kashgar’ by Suzanne Joinson
47. ‘The Murder of Halland’ by Pia Juul
48. ‘Wide Sargasso Sea’ by Jean Rhys
49. ‘It’s Fine By Me’ by Per Petterson
50. ‘The Boy in the Suit Case’ by Lene Kaaberbøl and Agnete Friis
51. ‘The Caller’ by Karin Fossum
52. ‘Heaven and Hell’ by Jón Kalmann Stefánsson
53. ‘Bereft’ by Chris Womersley
54. ‘How To Be a Woman’ by Caitlin Moran
55. ‘Benang: From the Heart’ by Kim Scott
56. ‘Something Is Going to Fall Like Rain’ by Ros Wynne-Jones
57. ‘Black Skies’ by Arnaldur Indriðason
58. ‘The Truth About Love’ by Josephine Hart
59. ‘The Pilgrimage’ by John Broderick
60. ‘The Emperor of Paris’ by CS Richardson
61. ‘Swimming Home’ by Deborah Levy
62. ‘Everybody has Everything’ by Katrina Onstad
63. ‘Ru’ by Kim Thúy
64. ‘The Girl on the Stairs’ by Louise Welsh
65. ‘Inside’ by Alix Ohlin
66. ‘The Garden of Evening Mists’ by Tan Twan Eng
67. ‘The Lighthouse’ by Alison Moore
68. ‘419’ by Will Ferguson
69. ‘Whirl Away’ by Russell Wangersky
70. ‘The Imposter Bride’ by Nancy Richler
71. ‘Plainsong’ by Kent Haruf
72. ‘The Boys from Brazil’ by Ira Levin
73. ‘Broken Harbour’ by Tana French
74. ‘A Haunted Heart’ by John MacKenna
75. ‘The Thief’ by Fuminori Nakamura
76. ‘Lamb’ by Bonnie Nadzam
77. ‘The Yellow Birds’ by Kevin Powers
78. ‘Gone Girl’ by Gillian Flynn
79. ‘Heliopolis’ by James Scudamore
80. ‘The Devil I Know’ by Claire Kilroy
81. ‘The Day of the Dead’ by Lisa Brackman
82. ‘The Deadman Dance’ by Kim Scott
83. ‘The Observations’ by Jane Harris
84. ‘When I Lived in Modern Times’ by Linda Grant
85. ‘The Old Romantic’ by Louise Dean


1. ‘Echoes from the Dead’ by Johan Theorin
2. ‘Spinner’ by Ron Elliott
3. ‘A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali’ by Gil Courtemanche
4. ‘A Beautiful Place to Die’ by Malla Nunn
5. ‘Witness the Night’ by Kishwar Desai
6. ‘The Submerged Cathedral’ by Charlotte Wood
7. ‘A Promised Land?’ by Alan Collins
8. ‘Hash’ by Torgny Lindgren
9. ‘Annie Dunne’ by Sebastian Barry
10. ‘The Mayor of Casterbridge’ by Thomas Hardy
11. ‘The Fall of Light’ by Niall Williams
12. ‘The Visitor’ by Maeve Brennan
13. ‘The Private Lives of Trees’ by Alejandro Zambra
14. ‘The Afterparty’ by Leo Benedictus
15. ‘Walking on Dry Land’ by Denis Kehoe
16. ‘The Riders’ by Tim Winton
17. ‘The Man from Beijing’ by Henning Mankell
18. ‘The Rider’ by Tim Krabbé
19. ‘Born or Bred? Martin Bryant: The Making of a Mass Murderer’ by Robin Wainwright & Paola Totaro
20. ‘The Newspaper of Claremont Street’ by Elizabeth Jolley
21. ‘Do No Harm’ by Carol Topolski
22. ‘Half A Life’ by Darin Strauss
23. ‘Hotel Bosphorus’ by Esmahan Aykol
24. ‘The Saint’ by Oliver Broudy
25. ‘Deloume Road’ by Matthew Hooton
26. ‘Perfect Architect’ by Jayne Joso
27. ‘The Darkest Room’ by Johan Theorin
28. ‘The Journey Home’ by Dermot Bolger
29. ‘Antarctica’ by Claire Keegan
30. ‘The Robber Bride’ by Margaret Atwood
31. ‘Joe Cinque’s Consolation’ by Helen Garner
32. ‘The Dubliner Diaries’ by Trevor White
33. ‘Mercy’ by Jussi Adler-Olsen
34. ‘Russell Wiley is Out to Lunch’ by Richard Hine
35. ‘The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine’ by Michael Lewis
36. ‘The Spoiler’ by Annalena McAfee
37. ‘Bullfighting’ by Roddy Doyle
38. ‘Next World Novella’ by Matthias Politycki
39. ‘Hello Dubai: Skiing, Sand and Shopping in the World’s Weirdest City’ by Joe Bennett
40. ‘The Oh My God Delusion’ by Ross O’Carroll-Kelly
41. ‘BUtterfield 8’ by John O’Hara
42. ‘A Revelation of Cormorants’ by Mark Valentine
43. ‘Five Bells’ by Gail Jones
44. ‘Falling Slowly’ by Robert Fannin
45. ‘Fair Stood the Wind for France’ by H. E. Bates
46. ‘Journey by Moonlight’ by Antal Szerb
47. ‘Lovesong’ by Alex Miller
48. ‘Bad Intentions’ by Karin Fossum
49. ‘Blood Ties’ by Jennifer Lash
50. ‘Bilton’ by Andrew Martin
51. ‘Old Filth’ by Jane Gardam
52. ‘The Novel in the Viola’ by Natasha Solomons
53. ‘The Disappeared’ by Kim Echlin
54. ‘Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall’ by Kazuo Ishiguro
55. ‘Get Me Out of Here’ by Henry Sutton
56. ‘Far to Go’ by Alison Pick
57. ‘Blue Monday’ by Nicci French
58. ‘Vault: An Anti-Novel’ by David Rose
59. ‘Chinese Whispers: A Journey into Betrayal’ by Jan Wong
60. ‘Until Thy Wrath Be Past’ by Åsa Larsson
61. ‘The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance’ by Edmund De Waal
62. ‘The Cat’s Table’ by Michael Ondaatje
63. ‘High-Rise’ by J.G. Ballard
64. ‘Touch’ by Alexi Zentner
65. ‘Solace’ by Belinda McKeon
66. ‘The Sisters Brothers’ by Patrick deWitt
67. ‘Solitaria’ by Genni Gunn
68. ‘The Forgotten Waltz’ by Anne Enright
69. ‘Iphigenia in Forest Hills: Anatomy of a Murder Trial’ by Janet Malcolm
70. ‘The Free World’ by David Bezmozgis
71. ‘The Night Circus’ by Erin Morgenstern
72. ‘The Antagonist’ by Lynn Coady
73. ‘Song For Night’ by Chris Abani
74. ‘Half Blood Blues’ by Esi Edugyan
75. ‘House of Sticks’ by Peggy Frew
76. ‘The Mao Case’ by Qui Xiaolong
77. ‘Smokeheads’ by Doug Johnstone
78. ‘I Curse the River of Time’ by Per Petterson
79. ‘Children of the Dust’ by Louise Lawrence
80. ‘A Cruel Bird Came to the Nest and Looked In’ by Magnus Mills
81. ‘Leaving Ardglass’ by William King
82. ‘Shadowstory’ by Jennifer Johnston
83. ‘Death in Summer’ by William Trevor
84. ‘Swamp: Who Murdered Margaret Clement?’ by Richard Shears
85. ‘Down the Rabbit Hole’ by Juan Pablo Villalobos
86. ‘The House of Sleep’ by Jonathan Coe
87. ‘Asleep’ by Banana Yoshimoto
88. ‘In Search of a Distant Voice’ by Taichi Yamada
89. ‘Better Living Through Plastic Explosives’ by Zsuzsi Gartner
90. ‘The Devotion of Suspect X’ by Keigo Higashino
91. ‘On Canaan’s Side’ by Sebastian Barry
92. ‘The Silent Twins’ by Marjorie Wallace
93. ‘Bird in the Snow’ by Michael Harding
94. ‘The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival’ by John Vaillant
95. ‘The Princess of Burundi’ by Kjell Eriksson
96. ‘Foal’s Bread’ by Gillian Mears
97. ‘Ulysses’ by James Joyce*
98. ‘Badlands’ by Alan Glynn*


1. ‘The Likeness’ by Tana French
2. ‘Small Island’ by Andrea Levy
3. ‘Red Queen’ by H. M. Brown
4. ‘Sins of the Brother: The definitive story of Ivan Milat and the backpacker murders’ by Mark Whittaker and Les Kennedy
5. ‘Of A Boy’ by Sonya Hartnett
6. ‘Things We Didn’t See Coming’ by Steven Amsterdam
7. ‘A Very Scotch Affair’ by Robin Jenkins
8. ‘The Death of Grass’ by John Christopher
9. ‘Dangerous Liaisons’ by Choderlos de Laclos
10. ‘The Birds on the Trees’ by Nina Bawden
11. ‘Rupture’ by Simon Lelic
12. ‘Brodeck’s Report’ by Philippe Claudel
13. ‘The Driver’s Seat’ by Muriel Spark
14. ‘The Unnamed’ by Joshua Ferris
15. ‘The Lady in the Van’ by Alan Bennett
16. ‘Three Dog Night’ by Peter Goldsworthy
17. ‘The Girl With Glass Feet’ by Ali Shaw
18. ‘July’s People’ by Nadine Gordimer
19. ‘A Woman In Berlin’ by Anonymous
20. ‘The Slap’ by Christos Tsiolkas
21. ‘Vanessa and Virginia’ by Susan Sellers
22. ‘So Much For That’ by Lionel Shriver
23. ‘The Widow’s Tale’ by Mick Jackson
24. ‘Churchtown: The Tale of Suzy Delou and Faye Fiddle’ by Anthony Caleshu
25. ‘My Turn to Make the Tea’ by Monica Dickens
26. ‘The Illusionist’ by Jennifer Johnston
27. ‘Complicit’ by Nicci French
28. ‘The Weight of a Mustard Seed’ by Wendell Steavenson
29. ‘Butterfly’ by Sonya Hartnett
30. ‘Skin Lane’ by Neil Bartlett
31. ‘The Boys in the Trees’ by Mary Swan
32. ‘Alone in Berlin’ by Hans Fallada
33. ‘Jasper Jones’ by Craig Silvey
34. ‘I Am The Messenger’ by Markus Zusak
35. ‘An Equal Music’ by Vikram Seth
36. ‘Mr Scobie’s Riddle’ by Elizabeth Jolley
37. ‘The Pickup’ by Nadine Gordimer
38. ‘Not So Perfect’ by Nik Perring
39. ‘Beside the Sea’ by Véronique Olmi
40. ‘The Book of Emmett’ by Deborah Forster
41. ‘Living Dolls: The Return of Sexism’ by Natasha Walter
42. ‘A Change in Altitude’ by Anita Shreve
43. ‘Fledgling’ by Octavia E. Butler
44. ‘Love Begins In Winter’ by Simon Van Booy
45. ‘The Imperfectionists’ by Tom Rachman
46. ‘Valley of Grace’ by Marion Halligan
47. ‘The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault’ by Angela Carter
48. ‘Ghost Light’ by Joseph O’Connor
49. ‘A Short Gentleman’ by Jon Canter
50. ‘Almost There’ by Nuala O’Faolain
51. ‘The Last Fine Summer’ by John MacKenna
52. ‘Red April’ by Santiago Roncagliolo
53. ‘Stone in a Landslide’ by Maria Barbal
54. ‘One by One in the Darkness’ by Deirdre Madden
55. ‘Shadows on our Skin’ by Jennifer Johnston
56. ‘Deceptions’ by Rebecca Frayn
57. ‘The Unit’ by Ninni Holmqvist
58. ‘This Human Season’ by Louise Dean
59. ‘The Lolita Effect’ by MG Durham
60. ‘Beautiful Malice’ by Rebecca James
61. ‘The Twelve’ by Stuart Neville
62. ‘Horses’ by Keith Ridgway
63. ‘Room’ by Emma Donoghue
64. ‘The Truth Commissioner’ by David Park
65. ‘Couples’ by John Updike
66. ‘To The Islands’ by Randolph Stow
67. ‘Carol’ by Patricia Highsmith
68. ‘Whatever You Love’ by Louise Doughty
69. ‘Dead Babies’ by Martin Amis
70. ‘The Tall Man: Death and Life on Palm Island’ by Chloe Hooper
71. ‘Offshore’ by Penelope Fitzgerald
72. ‘The Canal’ by Lee Rourke
73. ‘Portrait of a Mother as a Young Woman’ by Friedrich Christian Delius
74. ‘The Easter Parade’ by Richard Yates
75. ‘Purge’ by Sofi Oksanen
76. ‘Langrishe, Go Down’ by Aidan Higgins
77. ‘On the Beach’ by Nevil Shute
78. ‘The Good Earth’ by Pearl S. Buck
79. ‘Nothing to Envy: Real Lives in North Korea’ by Barbara Demick
80. ‘A Month in the Country’ by J.L. Carr
81. ‘The Auschwitz Violin’ by Maria Àngels Anglada
82. ‘If On A Winter’s Night A Traveler’ by Italo Calvino
83. ‘The House of Slamming Doors’ by Mark Macauley
84. ‘Too Many Magpies’ by Elizabeth Baines
85. ‘Fragrant Harbour’ by John Lanchester
86. ‘Fool’s Sanctuary’ by Jennifer Johnston
87. ‘This is How’ by MJ Hyland
88. ‘Dead Lovely’ by Helen FitzGerald
89. ‘My Name is Number 4’ by Ting-Xing Ye
90. ‘The Gates Between’ by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
91. ‘Factory Girls’ by Leslie T. Chang
92. ‘Beijing Coma’ by Ma Jian
93. ‘The Grass Arena’ by John Healy
94. ‘The Getting of Wisdom’ by Henry Handel Richardson
95. ‘Red Dust’ by Ma Jian
96. ‘On a Chinese Screen’ by W. Somerset Maugham
97. ‘What Does China Think?’ by Mark Leonard*
98. ‘Jane Eyre’ by Charlotte Bronte
99. ‘Dubliners’ by James Joyce*
100. ‘Faithful Place’ by Tana French
101. ‘Hypothermia’ by Arnuldur Indridason


1. ‘Real World’ by Natsuo Kirino
2. ‘Manhattan Nocturne’ by Colin Harrison
3. ‘The Life of Hunger’ by Amélie Nothomb
4. ‘Songs of Blue and Gold’ by Deborah Lawrenson
5. ‘Something Childish But Very Natural’ by Katherine Mansfield
6. ‘My Dream of You’ by Nuala O’Faolain
7. ‘Bad Traffic’ by Simon Lewis
8. ‘Diary of a Bad Year’ by J.M. Coetzee
9. ‘A Woman of My Age’ by Nina Bawden
10. ‘A Mere Interlude’ by Thomas Hardy
11. ‘In a Summer Season’ by Elizabeth Taylor
12. ‘The Other Hand’ by Chris Cleave
13. ‘Matrimony’ by Joshua Henkin
14. ‘The Murder Farm’ by Andrea Maria Schenkel
15. ‘Out of a Clear Sky’ by Sally Hinchcliffe
16. ‘Wanting’ by Richard Flanagan
17. ‘Shadow’ by Karin Alvtegen
18. ‘PopCo’ by Scarlett Thomas
19. ‘What To Do When Someone Dies’ by Nicci French
20. ‘Until It’s Over’ by Nicci French
21. ‘To Siberia’ by Per Petterson
22. ‘The Poison That Fascinates’ by Jennifer Clement
23. ‘The Gates’ by Jennifer Johnston
24. ‘The Secret Scripture’ by Sebastian Barry
25. ‘Time After Time’ by Molly Keane
26. ‘Kill & Cure’ by Stephen Davison
27. ‘Molly Fox’s Birthday’ by Deirdre Madden
28. ‘The Preacher’ by Camilla Läckberg
29. ‘Monster Love’ by Carol Topolski
30. ‘The Second Plane’ by Martin Amis
31. ‘In the Woods’ by Tana French
32. ‘The Wilderness’ by Samantha Harvey
33. ‘In the Wake of the Boatman’ by Jonathon Scott Fuqua
34. ‘The Journalist and the Murderer’ by Janet Malcolm
35. ‘Selling Light’ by Effie Gray
36. ‘Once Upon A Time in England’ by Helen Walsh
37. ‘All Names Have Been Changed’ by Claire Kilroy
38. ‘Hot House Flower’ by Margot Berwin
39. ‘Guardian Work’ by Ian Carpenter
40. 40. ‘The Chrysalids’ by John Wyndham
41. ‘Journey into the Past’ by Stefan Zweig
42. ‘Snuff’ by Chuck Palahniuk
43. ‘The Book of Rapture’ by Nikki Gemmell
44. ‘The Harrowing’ by Robert Dinsdale
45. ‘Personal Velocity’ by Rebecca Miller
46. ‘My Last Confession’ by Helen FitzGerald
47. ‘Dancing Backwards’ by Salley Vickers
48. ‘Once & Then’ by Morris Gleitzman
49. ‘The Bell Jar’ by Sylvia Plath
50. ‘The Solitude of Prime Numbers’ by Paolo Giordano
51. ‘Explorers of the New Century’ by Magnus Mills
52. ‘Netherland’ by Joseph O’Neill
53. ‘Scoop-Wallah’ by Justine Hardy
54. ‘The Shiralee’ by D’Arcy Niland
55. ‘The Pages’ by Murray Bail
56. ‘A Drinking Life’ by Pete Hamill
57. ‘The Death of Bunny Munro’ by Nick Cave
58. ‘The Gift’ by Pete Hamill
59. ‘Voice Over’ by Celine Curiol
60. ‘Not Untrue & Not Unkind’ by Ed O’Loughlin
61. ‘Brooklyn’ by Colm Tóibín
62. ‘Eight Months on Ghazzah Street’ by Hilary Mantel
63. ‘Arctic Chill’ by Arnaldur Indriðason
64. ‘The Texicans’ by Nina Vida
65. ‘I Served the King of England’ by Bohumil Hrabal
66. ‘Pretty Monsters’ by Kelly Link
67. ‘Trauma’ by Patrick McGrath
68. ‘We Have Always Lived in the Castle’ by Shirley Jackson
69. ‘Quartet’ by Jean Rhys
70. ‘Legend of a Suicide’ by David Vann
71. ‘A Far Cry From Kensington’ by Muriel Spark
72. ‘The Haunting of Hill House’ by Shirley Jackson
73. ‘Let The Great World Spin’ by Colum McCann
74. ‘The Space Between Us’ by John MacKenna
75. ‘Winterland’ by Alan Glynn
76. ‘The Lonely Londoners’ by Sam Selvon
77. ‘Truth or Fiction’ by Jennifer Johnston
78. ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’ by George Orwell
79. ‘The Emigrants’ by W.G. Sebald
80. ‘Everyone’s Got a Bono Story’ by Anne-Marie O’Connor
81. ‘Disguise’ by Hugo Hamilton
82. ‘Fugitive Pieces’ by Anne Michaels
83. ‘Coming Up for Air’ by George Orwell
84. ‘Books v. cigarettes’ by George Orwell
85. ‘Are you Somebody?’ by Nuala O’Faolain
86. ‘The Maintenance of Headway’ by Magnus Mills
87. ‘Flowers for Algernon’ by Daniel Keyes
88. ‘After The Fire, A Still Small Voice’ by Evie Wyld
89. ‘Esther’s Inheritance’ by Sándor Márai
90. ‘Invisible’ by Paul Auster
91. ‘The Merry-Go-Round in the Sea’ by Randolph Stow (read twice)


1. ‘Ghost Town: Tales of Manhattan Then and Now’ by Patrick McGrath
2. ‘The Amazing Adventures of Diet Girl’ by Shauna Reid
3. ‘Mariette in Ecstasy’ by Ron Hansen
4. ‘Things the Grandchildren Should Know’ by Mark Oliver Everett
5. ‘Forever’ by Pete Hamill
6. ‘Silent in the Grave’ by Deanna Raybourn
7. ‘The Music Lesson’ by Katharine Weber
8. ‘The Book Thief’ by Markus Zusak
9. ‘Whitethorn Woods’ by Maeve Binchy
10. ‘The Three Evangelists’ by Fred Vargas
11. ‘Tarry Flynn’ by Patrick Kavanagh
12. ‘Isn’t It Romantic? An Entertainment’ by Ron Hansen
13. ‘Hearts and Minds’ by Rosy Thornton
14. ‘Aiding and Abetting’ by Muriel Spark
15. ‘Bad Debts’ by Peter Temple
16. ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ by Oscar Wilde
17. ‘The Tenderness of Wolves’ by Stef Penney
18. ‘A House in the Country’ by Jocelyn Playfair
19. ‘Night Letters’ by Robert Dessaix
20. ‘The Sound of One Hand Clapping’ by Richard Flanagan
21. ‘The Scheme for Full Employment’ by Magnus Mills
22. ‘Eden’ by Tim Smit
23. ‘The Ghost’ by Robert Harris
24. ‘In the Wake’ by Per Petterson
25. ‘Nefertiti’ by Michelle Moran
26. ‘Garden Spells’ by Sarah Addison Allen
27. ‘Prime Time’ by Liza Marklund
28. ‘Lullabies for Little Criminals’ by Heather O’Neill
29. ‘The Unknown Terrorist’ by Richard Flanagan
30. ‘Eros Unbound’ by Anais Nin
31. ‘First Love’ by Ivan Turgenev
32. ‘The Iraqi’ by J.A. Mulholland
33. ‘The Old Jest’ by Jennifer Johnston
34. ‘Sorry’ by Gail Jones
35. ‘How the Light Gets In’ by M.J. Hyland
36. ‘A Time to Tell’ by Maria Savva
37. ‘Losing You’ by Nicci French
38. ‘Digging Up the Dead: Uncovering the Life and Times of an Extraordinary Surgeon’ by Druin Burch
39. ‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist’ by Mohsin Hamid
40. ‘The Draining Lake’ by Arnaldur Indriðason
41. ‘The Road Home’ by Rose Tremain
42. ‘The Fifth Child’ by Doris Lessing
43. ‘The Spare Room’ by Helen Garner
44. ‘The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit’ by Sloan Wilson
45. ‘Thirteen Tonne Theory: Life Inside Hunters and Collectors’ by Mark Seymour
46. ‘The Attack’ by Yasmina Khadra
47. ‘Borderlands’ by Brian McGilloway
48. ‘Oranges are Not the Only Fruit’ by Jeanette Winterson
49. ‘Krapp’s Last Tape and Embers’ by Samuel Beckett
50. ‘The Private Lives of Pippa Lee’ by Rebecca Miller
51. ‘The Crimson Petal and the White’ by Michel Faber
52. ‘Tenderwire’ by Claire Kilroy
53. ‘Man in the Dark’ by Paul Auster
54. ‘The Summer Before the Dark’ by Doris Lessing
55. ‘The Sirens of Baghdad’ by Yasmina Khadra
56. ‘Let The Right One In’ by John Ajvide Lindqvist
57. ‘The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society’ by Mary Ann Schaffer
58. ‘The Apple: New Crimson Petal Stories’ by Michel Faber
59. ‘Giving up the Ghost’ by Hilary Mantel
60. ‘Sulphuric Acid’ by Amélie Nothomb
61. ‘The Invisible Worm’ by Jennifer Johnston
62. ‘The Resurrectionist’ by James Bradley
63. ‘The Ginger Man’ by J.P. Donleavy
64. ‘The Dogs of Babel’ by Carolyn Parkhurst
65. ‘The Fire Gospel’ by Michel Faber
66. ‘Pies and Prejudice: In Search Of The North’ by Stuart Maconie
67. ‘Petite Anglaise’ by Catherine Sanderson
68. ‘The Gargoyle’ by Andrew Davidson
69. ‘The Blue Zone’ by Andrew Gross
70. ‘Testimony’ by Anita Shreve
71. ‘Miles from Nowhere’ by Nami Mun
72. ‘The Bird Room’ by Chris Killen
73. ‘Burial’ by Neil Cross
74. ‘Leadbelly’ by Andrew Rule and John Silvester
75. ‘The Christmas Tree’ by Jennifer Johnston
76. ‘The Story of a Marriage’ by Andrew Sean Greer
77. ‘The Monster of Florence’ by Douglas Preston with Mario Spezi
78. ‘Life in Seven Mistakes’ by Susan Johnson
79. ‘A Separate Peace’ by John Knowles
80. ‘Foolish Mortals’ by Jennifer Johnston
81. ‘The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism’ by Naomi Klein*
82. ‘The Islamist: Why I Joined Radical Islam in Britain, What I Saw Inside and Why I Left’ by Ed Husain*
83. ‘The Aran Islands’ by J. M. Synge
84. ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ by Steig Larsson*
85. ‘Little Criminals’ by Gene Kerrigan*


1. ‘A Long Shadow’ by Charles Todd
2. ‘Between Two Rivers’ by Nicholas Rinaldi
3. ‘Death’s Dark Abyss’ by Massimo Carlotto
4. ‘Only Say The Word’ by Niall Williams
5. ‘The Atom Station’ by Halldór Laxness
6. ‘That They May Face the Rising Sun’ by John McGahern
7. ‘The Road’ by Cormac McCarthy
8. ‘Winterwood’ by Patrick McCabe
9. ‘The Blackwater Lightship’ by Colm Toibin
10. ‘Body Surfing’ by Anita Shreve
11. ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ by Lauren Weisberger
12. ‘Two Moons’ by Jennifer Johnston
13. ‘Autobiography of a Geisha’ by Sayo Masuda
14. ‘Ice Moon’ by Jan Costin Wagner
15. ‘The Solid Mandala’ by Patrick White
16. ‘Mergers and Acquisitions’ by Dana Vachon
17. ‘The Blood of Flowers’ by Anita Amirrezvani
18. ‘Ghost Story’ by Toby Litt
19. ‘The Yacoubian Building’ by Alaa As Aswany
20. ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’ by John Boyne
21. ‘Comfort Woman’ by Nora Okja Keller
22. ‘The Post-Birthday World’ by Lionel Shriver
23. ‘Digging to America’ by Anne Tyler
24. ‘The Colombian Mule’ by Massimo Carlotto
25. ‘Christie Malry’s Own Double-Entry’ by B. S. Johnson
26. ‘The Saffron Kitchen’ by Yasmin Crowther
27. ‘Rant’ by Chuck Palahniuk
28. ‘Soldiers of Salamis’ by Javier Cercas
29. ‘On Chesil Beach’ by Ian McEwan
30. ‘Venice: Tales of the City’ edited by Michelle Lovric
31. ‘Saturday’ by Ian McEwan
32. ’12:23 Paris. 31st August 1997′ by Eoin McNamee
33. ‘The Chemistry of Death’ by Simon Beckett
34. ‘I’m Not Scared’ by Niccolo Ammaniti
35. ‘Lost Souls’ by Michael Collins
36: ‘The Broken Shore’ by Peter Temple
37. ‘The Clearing’ by Tim Gautreaux
38. ‘The Blank Wall’ by Elisabeth Sanxay Holding
39. ‘Under Enemy Colors’ by S. Thomas Russell
40. ‘The End of the Affair’ by Graham Greene
41. ‘Something Fresh’ by P.G. Wodehouse
42. ‘As it is in Heaven’ by Niall Williams
43. ‘Detour’ by James Siegel
44. ‘The Gathering’ by Anne Enright
45. ‘School’s Out’ by Christophe Dufosse
46. ‘Theft: A Love Story’ by Peter Carey
47. ‘The Enlarged Devil’s Dictionary’ by Ambrose Bierce
48. ‘Cloud Atlas’ by David Mitchell
49. ‘The Well-Tempered Clavier’ by William Coles
50. ‘Little Face’ by Sophie Hannah
51: ‘Voices’ by Arnaldur Indriðason
52. ‘Don’t I Know You?’ by Karen Shepard
53. ‘The River’ by Tricia Wastvedt
54. ‘The Other Side of You’ by Salley Vickers
55. ‘Imagined London: A Tour of the World’s Greatest Fictional City’ by Anna Quindlen
56. ‘Strangers’ by Taichi Yamada
57. ‘The Litvinenko File: The True Story of a Death Foretold’ by Martin Sixsmith
58. ‘Basic Black: The Essential Guide for Getting Ahead at Work (and in Life)’ by Cathie Black
59. ‘The Vienna Woods Killer: A Writer’s Double Life’ by John Leake
60. ‘Gents’ by Warwick Collins
61. ‘Long Way Down’ by Ewan McGregor & Charley Boorman
62. ‘Dracula’ by Bram Stoker
63. ‘The Kept Man’ by Jami Attenberg
64. ‘Venetian Stories’ by Jane Turner Rylands
65. ‘Jonestown: The Power and the Myth of Alan Jones’ by Chris Masters*

1. ‘Voyage in the Dark’ by Jean Rhys
2. ‘The Accidental’ by Ali Smith
3. ‘Breakfast At Tiffany’s’ by Truman Capote
4. ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ by Erich Maria Remarque
5. ‘Seven Types of Ambiguity’ by Elliot Perlman
6. ‘The Final Solution’ by Michael Chabon
7. ‘Snow Flower and the Secret Fan’ by Lisa See
8. ‘Bonjour Tristesse’ by Françoise Sagan
9. ‘Tainted Blood’ by Arnaldur Indriðason
10. ‘The Republic of Trees’ by Sam Taylor
11. ‘Death at La Fenice’ by Donna Leon
12. ‘The City of Falling Angels’ by John Berendt
13. ‘Fall on Your Knees’ by Ann-Marie MacDonald
14. ‘Daalder’s Chocolates’ by Philibert Schogt
15. ‘Without Blood’ by Alessandro Baricco
16. ‘A Gesture Life’ by Chang-Rae Lee
17. ‘A Noble Radiance’ by Donna Leon
18. ‘Missing’ by Karin Alvtegen
19. ‘Everyman’s Rules for Scientific Living’ by Carrie Tiffany
20. ‘Silk’ by Alessandro Baricco
21. ‘Derailed’ by James Siegel
22. ‘Jessica’ by Bryce Courtenay
23. ‘Long Way Round’ by Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman
24. ‘Motherless Brooklyn’ by Jonathan Lethem
25. ‘A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian’ by Marina Lewycka
26. ‘Black Swan Green’ by David Mitchell
27. ‘Sixty Lights’ by Gail Jones
28. ‘Desperate Characters’ by Paula Fox
29. ‘The Dog Fence’ by James Woodford
30. ‘An Accidental Terrorist’ by Steven Lang
31. ‘The Weight of Water’ by Anita Shreve
32. ‘A Wedding in December’ by Anita Shreve
33. ‘A Long Long Way’ by Sebastian Barry
34. ‘The Great Gatsby’ by F. Scott Fitzgerald
35. ‘The Butterfly Man’ by Heather Rose
36. ‘The Sea’ by John Banville
37. ‘Play Little Victims’ by Kenneth Cook
38. ‘Tatty’ by Christine Dwyer Hickey
39. ‘The Barracks’ by John McGahern
40. ‘Windows on the World’ by Frédéric Beigbeder
41. ‘The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Writings’ by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
42. ‘A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man’ by James Joyce
43. ‘The Amateur Marriage’ by Anne Tyler
44. ‘Silence of the Grave’ by Arnaldur Indriðason
45. ‘Memoir’ by John McGahern
46. ‘The Dark’ by John McGahern
47. ‘Out of the Silence’ by Wendy James
48. ‘Three Dollars’ by Elliot Perlman
49. ‘Siegfried’ by Harry Mulisch
50. ‘Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress’ by Dai Sijie
51. ‘Amongst Women’ by John McGahern
52. ‘Carry Me Down’ by M.J. Hyland
53. ‘The Leavetaking’ by John McGahern
54. ‘Acqua Alta’ by Donna Leon
55. ‘In the Forest’ by Edna O’Brien
56. ‘The Restraint of Beasts’ by Magnus Mills
57. ‘A Wild Ride up the Cupboards’ by Ann Bauer
58. ‘The Secret River’ by Kate Grenville
59. ‘The Vivisector’ by Patrick White
60. ‘The Rainforest’ by Alicia Steimberg
61. ‘Grey Souls’ by Philippe Claudel
62. ‘A Thousand Days in Venice: An Unexpected Romance’ by Marlena de Blasi
63. ‘A Small Death in Lisbon’ by Robert Wilson
64. ‘Some Hope’ by Edward St Aubyn
65. ‘Venice’ by Jan Morris
66. ‘Scoop’ by Evelyn Waugh
67. ‘The Widow’s Children’ by Paula Fox
68. ‘Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close’ by Jonathan Safran Foer
69. ‘Out Stealing Horses’ by Per Petterson
70. ‘Alias Grace’ by Margaret Atwood
71. ‘Christine Falls’ by Benjamin Black
72. ‘Don’t Look Back’ by Karin Fossum
73. ‘Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day’ by Winifred Watson
74. ‘Never Let Me Go’ by Kazuo Ishiguro
75. ‘Candle Life’ by Venero Armanno
76. ‘The Gingerbread Woman’ by Jennifer Johnston
77. ‘Instances of the Number 3’ by Salley Vickers
78. ‘A Redbird Christmas’ by Fannie Flagg
79. ‘Where or When’ by Anita Shreve
80. ‘Miss Garnet’s Angel’ by Salley Vickers
81. ‘Snow’ by Orhan Pamuk*
82. ‘Race to Dakar’ by Charley Boorman


1. ‘Due Preparations for the Plague’ by Janette Turner Hospital
2. ‘The Earthquake Bird’ by Susanna Jones
3. ‘Invisible Monsters’ by Chuck Palahniuk
4. ‘The Timewaster Letters’ by Robin Cooper
5. ‘Beds Are Burning: Midnight Oil: The Journey’ by Mark Dodshon
6. ‘To Die For’ by Carol Lee
7. ‘Three to see the King’ by Magnus Mills
8. ‘My Sister’s Keeper’ by Jodi Picoult
9. ‘Always the Sun’ by Neil Cross
10. ‘The Bookseller of Kabul’ by Asne Seierstad
11. ‘Oracle Night’ by Paul Auster
12. ‘Light on Snow’ by Anita Shreve
13. ‘Tokyo’ by Mo Hayder
14. ‘The Laughing Policeman’ by Maj Sjöwall and Peter Wahlöö
15. ‘Molvania: A Land Untouched by Modern Dentistry (Jetlag Travel Guide S.)’ by Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner and Rob Sitch
16. ‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’ by Audrey Niffenegger
17. ‘Survivor’ by Chuck Palahniuk
18. ‘I Know This Much is True’ by Wally Lamb
19. ‘Cookin’ for Love: A novel with recipes’ by Sharon Boorstin
20. ‘The Coma’ by Alex Garland
21. ‘The Reunion’ by Sue Walker
22. ‘Cover the Butter’ by Carrie Kabak
23. ‘Thorn’ by Vena Cork
24. ‘Phaic Tan: Sunstroke on a Shoestring (Jetlag Travel Guide)’ by Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner and Rob Sitch
25. ‘I was Bono’s Doppelganger’ by Neil McCormick
26. ‘The New York Trilogy’ by Paul Auster*
27. ‘Out’ by Natsuo Kirino*
28. ‘The Historian’ by Elizabeth Kostova
29. ‘The Insider: The Private Diaries of a Scandalous Decade’ by Piers Morgan
30 ‘The Black Tulip’ by Alexandre Dumas
31. ‘The Heart is a Lonely Hunter’ by Carson McCullers
32. ‘Letters to Virginia Woolf’ by Lisa Williams
33. ‘Nights of Rain and Stars’ by Maeve Binchy
34. ‘A Tree Grows in Brooklyn’ by Betty Smith
35. ‘Catch Me When I Fall’ by Nicci French
36. ‘The Joy of Letting Women Down’ by Natalie D’Arbeloff
37. ‘The Secret Life of Bees’ by Sue Monk Kidd
38. ‘The Plot Against America’ by Philip Roth
39. ‘English Passengers’ by Matthew Kneale


1. ‘All He Ever Wanted’ by Anita Shreve
2. ‘The Blood Doctor’ by Barbara Vine
3. ‘Kisscut’ by Karin Slaughter
4. ‘Gould’s Book of Fish’ by Richard Flanagan
5. ‘Eden Close’ by Anita Shreve
6. ‘Second Time Around’ by Mary Higgins Clark
7. ‘Towards the end of the Morning’ by Michael Frayn
8. ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time’ by Mark Haddon
9. ‘Star of the Sea’ by Joseph O’Connor
10. ‘Notes on a Scandal’ by Zoe Heller
11. ‘Middlesex’ by Jeffrey Eugenides
12. ‘Personality’ by Andrew O’Hagan
13. ‘The Photograph’ by Penelope Lively
14. ‘The Tortilla Curtain’ by T.C. Boyle
15. ‘Transgressions’ by Sarah Dunant
16. ‘Historic Pubs of London’ by Ted Bruning
17. ‘Vernon God Little’ by DBC Pierre
18. ‘The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency’ by Alexander McCall Smith
19. ‘A Ship Made of Paper’ by Scott Spencer
20. ‘The Fourth Queen’ by Debbie Taylor
21. ‘Diary’ by Chuck Palahniuk
22. ‘Secret Smile’ by Nicci French
23. ‘All Quiet on the Orient Express’ by Magnus Mills
24. ‘Felicia’s Journey’ by William Trevor
25. ‘The Da Vinci Code’ by Dan Brown


1. ‘Coastliners’ by Joanne Harris
2. ‘Strange Fits of Passion’ by Anita Shreve
3. ‘Losing Gemma’ by Katy Gardner
4. ‘The German Trauma — Experiences and Reflections 1938-2001’ by Gitta Sereny
5. ‘The Mermaids Singing’ by Val McDermid
6. ‘Orchid Fever’ by Eric Hansen
7. ‘The Crime of Olga Arbyelina’ by Andrei Makine
8. ‘The Shark Net’ by Robert Drewe
9. ‘Juniper Tree Burning’ by Goldberry Long
10. ‘Bodies’ by Jed Mecurio
11. ‘Unless’ by Carol Shields
12. ‘The Story of Lucy Gault’ by William Trevor
13. ‘The Cutting Room’ by Louise Welsh
14. ‘The Visit of the Royal Physician’ by Per Olov Enquist
15. ‘The Secret Life of Wombats’ by James Woodford
16. ‘Holy Fools’ by Joanne Harris
17. ‘Strong Motion’ by Jonathan Franzen
18. ‘The Lovely Bones’ by Alice Sebold
19. ‘The Little Friend’ by Donna Tartt
20. ‘Land of the Living’ by Nicci French
21. ‘Lucky’ by Alice Sebold


1. ‘The Ice Child’ by Elizabeth McGregor
2. ‘The Mammy’ by Brendan O’Connell
3. ‘Five Quarters of the Orange’ by Joanne Harris
4. ‘Bel Canto’ by Ann Patchett
5. ‘My Summer of Love’ by Helen Cross
6. ‘Seek the Fair Land’ by Walter Macken
7. ‘Dead Famous’ by Ben Elton
8. ‘The Treatment’ by Mo Hayder
9. ‘Choke’ by Chuck Palahniuk
10. ‘Atomised’ by Michel Houellebecq
11. ‘Down Under’ by Bill Bryson
12. ‘Final Demand’ by Deborah Moggach
13. ‘Whatever’ by Michel Houellebecq
14. ‘Enemy Women’ by Paulette Jiles
15. ‘Enduring Love’ by Ian McEwan
16. ‘Half in Love’ by Justin Cartwright
17. ‘An Air That Kills’ by Andrew Taylor
18. ‘Carnevale’ by M.R. Lovric
19. ‘About the Author’ by John Colapinto
20. ‘Atonement’ by Ian McEwan
21. ‘Sea Glass’ by Anita Shreve
22. ‘Birdman’ by Mo Hayder
23. ‘The Corrections’ by Jonathan Franzen
24. ‘Requiem for an Angel’ by Andrew Taylor
25. ‘Australia: A Biography of a Nation’ by Phillip Knightley


1. ‘Quite Ugly One Morning’ by Christopher Brookmyre
2. ‘Waiting’ by Ha Jin
3. ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ by Tracy Chevalier
4. ‘On Green Dolphin Street’ by Sebastian Faulks
5. ‘The Shape of Snakes’ by Minette Walters
6. ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’ by JK Rowling*
7. ‘Divorcing Jack’ by Colin Bateman*
8. ‘Deadkidsongs’ by Toby Litt
9. ‘The Keepers of Truth’ by Michael Collins
10. ‘The Bone People’ by Kerri Hulme

5 thoughts on “Reading log”

  1. I suppose you can’t go back to the old layout? I feel hopelessly lost here and notice I turn to your blog less and less, whereas before it was my most-read book blog. 😦


    1. Sorry you feel that way, Jennyjo, but it took me four months of work to get this site up and running, so not about to go back now. It should actually be a lot easier to use than the Typepad layout: I’ve tried to go for a minimalist, uncluttered look so the the only thing you will find here now is book reviews — all the other “waffle” is gone. If you subscribe to the site you will receive an email every time it’s updated… which is generally once a week, depending on how much time I have up my sleeve. But I understand if you no longer want to follow…


      1. I do want to follow your blog, it’s just that I feel like Iots of things I loved seeing have been hidden away, I quite liked the other “waffle”. 🙂 But it’s a good idea to subscribe to your blog, I’ll do that right away. I’ll do my best to find my way because I love your blog, but I’m one of those people who feels very unhappy for weeks when their local supermarket changes its store layout and products placement.


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