EM’s Reading List

October ’17

  • IQ – Joe Ide – Crime
  • Black Tide – Peter Temple – Crime
  • Inferno – Dan Brown – Thriller
  • Sherlock Holmes (short stories – Arthur Conan Doyle – (re-read) Victorian crime

August – Sept ’17

  • Nil

July ’17

  • Prime Suspect – Lynda La Plante – Crime
  • The Hot Kid – Elmore Leonard – Crime
  • The Saint in Action – Leslie Charteris – Crime

June ’17

  • Nil (well only my own books!)

May ’17

  • Unwrapped Sky – Rjurik Davidson – fantasy
  • Blood and Dust – Jason Nahrung – urban fantasy/horror
  • The Lady in the Lake – Raymond Chandler – crime
  • The 39 Steps – John Buchan – crime
  • The Makers of Scotland – Tim Clarkson – history

Apr ’17

  • Nil

Mar ’17

  • Good Omens – Prachett and Gaiman – spec fic
  • How the Scots invented the modern world – Arthur Herman – history

Dec ’16

  • You before me – Jojo Moyes – romance/commercial fiction

Nov ’16

  • The Night Manager – John Le Carre – thriller
  • Bones – Jonathan Kellerman – crime
  • The Mangle Street Murders – MRC Kasasian – crime

Sept ’16

  • We are all completely beside ourselves – Karen Joy Fowler – fiction

Jul  ’16

  • The Nightingale – Kristin Hannah – historical fiction

Apr – Jun ’16

  • Nil

Mar ’16

  • Star of the Sea – Joseph O’Connor – historical fiction

Feb ’16

  • The Waterboys – Peter Docker – Australian fiction

Jan ’16

  • With no one as Witness – Elizabeth George – crime

December ’15

  • A Little Yellow Dog – Walter Mosely – crime (re-read)
  • The Glass Key – Dashiell Hammett – 1930s crime

November ’15

  • The Red Flag – David Priestland – history
  • Farenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury – sci fi (re-read)
  • Song of Solomon – Toni Morrison – magic realism (started but not finished)

October ’15

  • Risk – Fleur Ferris – YA commercial fiction
  • Revolution in Mind – George Makari – history of psychoanalysis

September ’15

  • The Mysteries of Udolpho – Ann Radcliffe -18C literature

August ’15

  • Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte – 18C literature (re-read)
  • Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen – 18C literature (re-read)
  • A man without breath – Philip Kerr – historical crime (re-read)

Also… lots more things on weaving!

July ’15

Also… lots of things on weaving!

  • Ninja – Stephen Turnbull – history

June ’15

  • Just Kids – Patti Smith – autobiography

May’15

  • Farewell, My Lovely – Ramond Chandler – crime
  • The Etymologicon – Mark Forsyth – book on words
  • The Elements of Eloquence – Mark Forsyth – book on rhetoric

April ’15

  • Day of the Jackal – Frederick Forsyth – thriller
  • The Killing Floor – Lee Childs – thriller
  • A Perfect Spy – John Le Carre – thriller
  • The Firm – John Grisham – thriller
  • Set in Darkness – Ian Rankin – crime
  • Strip Jack – Ian Rankin – crime
  • Three Parts Dead – Max Gladstone – magical urban fantasy

March ’15

  • Dark Eden – Chris Beckett – science fiction

February ’15

  • A man without breath – Philip Kerr – historical crime
  • Still Alice – Lisa Genova – commercial fiction

January ’15

  • The Clockwork Dagger – Beth Cato – magical steam punk
  • The Folly of the World – Jesse Bullington – historical fiction

December ’14

  • The Portrait of Dorian Grey – Oscar Wilde – magic realism

November ’14

  • The Stranger – Max Frei – Fantasy (re-read)

October ’14

  • 1493 -Charles M. Mann – history

September ’14

  • The Card – Graham Rawle – fiction
  • 1968 – Mark Kurlansky – history (re-read)
  • Steelheart – Brandon Sanderson – science fiction
  • The Light Between Oceans – LM Steadman – historical fiction
  • Georgian London: Into the Streets – Lucy Inglis – history
  • Facist Voices – Christopher Duggan – history

August ’14

Nil

July ’14

  • A few right thinking men – Sulari Gentill – historical crime

June ’14

  • Persuasion – Jane Austen – re-read

May ’14

  • Violence 101 – Denis Wright – YA fiction
  • Catch the Zolt – Phillip Gwynne – YA thriller
  • The Mortal Instruments – Cassandra Clare – YA Urban Fantasy
  • The Liar’s Gospel – Naomi Alderman – Literary Fiction
  • Started Early, Took my Dog – Kate Atkinson – Crime
  • Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn – Mystery
  • The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf – Ambelin Kwaymullina – Sci fi

April ’14

  • The Stranger’s Woes – Max Frei – Fantasy
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society – Mary Ann Shaffer – literature

March ’14

  • The Stranger – Max Frei – Fantasy
  • Storm Front – Jim Butcher – Urban Fantasy
  • S – Doug Dorst & JJ Abrams – An experience
  • When It’s a Jar – Tom Holt – Sci-Fi (sort of)
  • The Vikings –  Johannes Bronsted – History
  • Vikings – Magnus Magnusson – History

February ’14

  • The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas – 18C fiction (re-read)
  • The Last Good Man – A.J. Kazinski – Mystery
  • The Gargoyle – Andrew Davidson – Literature
  • The Dinner – Herman Koch – Literature
  • The Raising – Laura Kasischke – Mystery

January ’14

  • The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien – Fantasy (re-read)

December ’13

  • Threshold – Sara Douglas – fantasy (re-read)
  • Sherlock Holmes (random short stories) – Arthur Conan Doyle – crime

November ’13

  • Wonderbook – Jeff VanderMeer – Writing book
  • The Portable Henry Rollins – Henry Rollins – collection

October ’13

  • The Horologicon – Mark Forsyth – Book about words

September  ’13 – none

August ’13

  • Four Queens – Nancy Goldstone – History
  • Starman David Bowie the definitive Biography – Paul Trynka – Biography
  • Scar Tissue – Anthony Kiedis – Autobiography

June & July ’13

  • To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee – literature

May ’13

Nil

April ’13

  • The Great Wall of China – John Man – history
  • $100 Startup – Chris Guillebeau – business

March ’13

  • Consumer.ology – Philip Graves – business
  • Rubicon – Tom Holland – History (re-read)
  • Blue Ocean Strategy – W. Chan Kim & Renée Mauborgne – business
  • The Arsenic Century – James C. Whorton – History (second half)

February ’13

  • 18C & 19C poetry – Donne/Blake/Byron – poetry
  • The Illustrated Man – Ray Bradbury – Spec Fic short stories (re-read)
  • Persuation – Jane Austen – 19th C literature (re-read)

January ’13

  • My Brother Michael – Mary Stewart – 60s Crime
  • This Rough Magic – Mary Stewart – 60s Crime
  • Airs Above the Ground – Mary Stewart – 60s Crime
  • E=mc2: A Biography of the World’s Most Famous Equation – David Bodanis
  • Run – Jeff Abbott – thriller
  • Dark Flight – Lin Anderson – crime
  • Black Lung Captain – Chris Wooding – Sci Fi

December ’12

  • Crash Deluxe – Marianne Pierres – Sci Fi
  • The Road – Cormac McCarthy – Literary sci fi
  • Pheonix Rising – Philipa Ballantine & Tee Morris – alt history urban fantasy
  • Scavengers – Bill Knox – Crime
  • Starwars: A New Hope – George Lucas – Sci Fi
  • Empire Strikes Back – Donald F Glut – Sci Fi
  • Return of the Jedi – James Kahn – Sci Fi

November ’12

  • The Keeper of Lost Causes – Jussi Adler-Olsen – Crime
  • Fight Club – Chuck Palahnuik – Fiction (re-read)
  • On Writing – Stephen King – non-fiction
  • The Little Red Writing Book – Mark Tredinnik – non-fiction
  • The Writing Book – Kate Grenville – non-fiction
  • Kraken – China Mieville – Urban fantasy

October ’12

  • Flowers for the Judge – Margery Allingham – Crime
  • Bleak House – Charles Dickens – 19C literature
  • The Mystery Mile – Margery Allingham – Crime
  • Spell Bound – Kelly Armstrong – Urban fantasy
  • Tiger in the Smoke – Margery Allingham – Crime
  • Dickens – Peter Ackroyd – biography
  • Beneath the bleeding – Val McDermid – Crime
  • Cards on the table – Agatha Christie – Crime
  • Not in the flesh – Ruth Rendell – Crime
  • Wire in the blood – Val McDermid – Crime
  • P is for Peril – Sue Grafton – Crime

September ’12

  • The Mermaid Singing – Val McDermid – Crime (re-read)
  • Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen – 19C literature (re-read)
  • The Hammer an the Cross – Robert Ferguson – History

August ’12

various re-reads

May ’12

  • Rubicon: The Last Years of the Roman Republic – Tom Holland – History

April ’12

  • The Arsenic Century – James C. Whorton – History (first half)
  • Cold Meat and How to Disguise it – Hunter Davis – History
  • The Story of England – Michael Wood – History

March ’12

  • Lonely Planet guide to Britain – Travel Guide
  • The Templars: History and Myth – Michael Haag – History

January ’12

  • Madam Bovary – Gustav Flaubert – 19C literature
  • Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte – 19C literature (a re-read)

December ’11

  • North and South – Elizabeth Gaskill – 19C literature (a re-read)
  • The Invention of the Jewish People – Shlomo Sand – history

November ’11

  • Soulless – Gail Carriger – alt history urban fantasy (a re-read)

October ’11

  • Quicksilver Rising – Stan Nicholls – fantasy

September ’11

  • Spycraft – Bruce Wallace & H. Keith Melton – history

August ’11

  • The Magnificent Splisbury – Jane Robins – historical true crime
  • Bright Young People – D.J. Taylor – history

July ’11

  • Emma – Jane Austen – literature (a re-read)
  • A Brief History of Secret Societies – David V. Barrett – history

June ’11

  • Northanger Abby – Jane Austen – literature
  • Mansfield Park – Jane Austen – literature (a re-read)
  • Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen – literature (a re-read)
  • Persuasion – Jane Austen – literature (a re-read)

May ’11

  • Hitler and Stalin: Parallel Lives – Allen Bullock – history
  • The Red Flag – David Priestland – history
  • The Three Emperors – Miranda Carter – history

Aprill ’11

  • The Gone-Away World – Nick Harkaway – post-apocalyptic sci-fi
  • The Stolen – Jason Pinter – crime
  • Death of an Ordinary Man – Glen Duncan – literature

January ’11

  • Death most Definite – Trent Jamieson – urban fantasy
  • Deception – Johnathan Kellerman – crime
  • Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larsson – crime

December ’10

  • Conquistadors – Michael Wood – history

November ’10

  • Tigana – Guy Gavriel Kay – fantasy

October ’10

  • An Ice Cold Grave – Charlaine Harris – spec-fic crime
  • Burning Echo – Lee Childs – crime
  • Bone by Bone – Carrol O’Conner – crime
  • The Night Watch – Sergei Lukyanenko – Russian uban fantasy
  • Death of a Wine Merchant – David Dickinson – period set crime

September ’10

  • Soulless- Gail Carriger – alt history urban fantasy

August ’10

  • 1968 – Mark Kurlansky – history

July ’10

  • The Broken Shore – Peter Temple – crime

June ’10

  • The Maiden’s Tale – Margaret Frazer – period set crime
  • 87 Tips for Practical Selling – David Yule – business book

May ’10

  • Penalty Shot – Bill Knox – 70s Crime
  • Medieval Lives – Terry Jones & Alan Ereira – History
  • The Dressmaker – Rosalie Ham – Literature / Satire
  • Paris, The Secret History – Andrew Hussey – History
  • Unclean Spirits – MLN Hanover – Urban Fantasy

April ’10

  • White Tiger – Kylie Chan – Urban fantasy
  • The Scar – China Mieville – Fantasy
  • Wire – Dick Francis – Crime
  • The Suspicions of Mr Whicher – 19th C True Crime / History
  • A Pinch of Snuff – Reginald Hill – Crime
  • The Queen of Flowers – Kerry Greenwood – Crime set in 1920s
  • The Tallyman – Bill Knox – 70s Crime

March ’10

  • A Rare Interest in Corpses – Ann Granger – period  set crime
  • Worldshaker – Richard Harlan – YA steampunk
  • Cover Her Face – PD James – ’60s crime
  • Cool Nights Hot Dragons – Matt Zarbo – YA urban fantasy / magic realism
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