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message 1: by Laurel (last edited May 04, 2014 01:30PM) (new)

Laurel | 1486 comments Mod
1. Lars Kepler – The Hypnotist
2. Daphne du Maurier – The Birds and Other Stories
3. Jon Mcgregor – If nobody speaks of remarkable things
4. Mari Strachan – The Earth Hums in B Flat
5. Stephen Donaldson – The Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant
6. Steven Erikson – The Collected Tales of Borchelain and Korbal Broach
7. Ursula Le Guin – The Earthsea Trilogy
8. Anthony Horowitz - The House of Silk
9. Richard Kelly – The Possessions of Doctor Forrest
10. Raymond Khoury – The Last Templar
11. JRR Tolkien – Unfinished Tales
12. Dacre Stoker and Ian Holt – Dracula. The Undead
13. Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan – The Night Eternal
14. Michael Chabon – The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
15. Jules Verne – Around the World in Eighty Days
16. China Mieville – Kraken
17. Joseph De Lacey – Black Feathers
18. Kate Mosse – Citadel
19. Justin Cronin – The Twelve
20. Robert E Howard – Heroes in the Wind
21. Isak Dinesen – Winters Tales
22. John Keel – The Mothman Prophecies
23. Tudor Parfitt – The Lost Ark of the Covenant
24. John Withington – A disastrous History of the world
25. RM Liuzza – Old English Literature
26. R Loomis (ed) Arthurian Literature in the Middle Ages
27. Robin Hanbury-Tenison (ed) – The Great Explorers
28. Chretien de Troyes – Percival
29. Guy Gavriel Kay – Lord of Emperors
30. HG Wells – Complete Short Stories
31. John Betjeman – Tennis Whites and Teacakes
32. John Keats – Complete Poems
33. Samuel Taylor Coleridge – Complete Poems
34. Geoffrey Chaucer – The Canterbury Tales
35. William Shakespeare – Complete Works
36. The Brothers Grimm – Annotated Brothers Grimm
37. The Annotated Dracula
38. The Annotated The Secret Garden
39. Ian Cameron Esslemont – Return of the Crimson Guard
40. The Complete Works of Virginia Woolf
41. Katherine Mansfield – The Collected Stories
42. Jack London – The Call of the Wild
43. Yann Martel – Life of Pi
44. Randy Taguchi – Fujisan
45. Amir Gutfruend – Our Holocaust
46. John Harrison – Cloud Road: A Journey through the Inca Heartland
47. John Harrison – Forgotten Footprints: Lost Stories in the Discovery of Antarctica
48. William Makepeace Thackeray – Vanity Fair
49. Oscar Wilde – A House of pomegranates
50. Oscar Wilde – The Happy Prince and Other Tales
51. Rosemary Sutcliff – The Eagle of the Ninth
52. Douglas Adams – Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency
53. Agatha Christie – The Mysterious Affair at Styles
54. Graham Joyce – Some Kind of Fairy-tale
55. Neal Stephenson – Reamde
56. Belinda Starling – The Journal of Dora Damage
57. Helen Dunmore – The Greatcoat
58. David Logan – Lost Christmas
59. Jo Baker – The Telling
60. Michael Marshall Smith et al – New Cthulhu: The Recent Weird
61. Peter Labrow – The Well
62. James Everington – The Shelter
63. John M Dow – From Within
64. Rhonda Carpenter – The Mark of a Druid
65. Jonathan Aycliffe – Naomi’s Room
66. Various Author's – Hallowe’en
67. John Galsby – The Lonely Shadows: Tales of Horror and the Cthulhu Mythos
68. Stephen Chbosky – The Perks of Being a Wallflower
69. Daniel Woodrell – Winter’s Bone
70. Tan Twan Eng – The Gift of Rain
71. Louisa May Alcott- Little Women
72. John Baxter – The Most Beautiful Walk in the World
73. Victor hugo – The Hunchback of notreDame
74. Jane Austen – Persuasion
75. Frank L baum – The Complete Wizard Of Oz
76. Carol Rifka Brunt – Tell the Wolves Im Home
77. Claire King – The Night Rainbow
78. Alden Bell – The Reapers are the Angels
79. James Treadwell – Advent
80. Jeff Campbell(ed) Gaslight Grotesque: Nightmare Tales of Sherlock Holmes
81. Steven Savile – The Hollow Earth and Other Stories
82. Graham Joyce: Tales for a Dark Evening
83.James Herbert – Shrine
84. James Herbert – The Dark
85. Max Brooks – World War Z

There's probably a few that have slipped through the net...but I think that's enough to be getting on with!


message 2: by Lee (new)

Lee Ooh - really enjoyed The Earth Hums In B Flat - her 2nd book Dead Mans Embers is in my TBR pile- theres a couple of books in your list that feature in mine (more on my kindle which I haven't listed yet).


message 3: by Laurel (new)

Laurel | 1486 comments Mod
It looks really good so hopefully will get to it soon! I didn't realise how many I had until I started making a list - I have added (most) of the ones on my kindle as well though so apart from the few stragglers that were hiding that's it. I really need to concentrate on getting though them but then I go to the library/charity bookshop/kindle sale page etc and it's too tempting!


message 4: by Laurel (new)

Laurel | 1486 comments Mod
I'm going to cross them off when I get through so I can see if I making a dent in the mountain.


message 5: by Laurel (new)

Laurel | 1486 comments Mod
Ok so that's one down - 84 still to go!


message 6: by Laurel (last edited Nov 03, 2013 12:08PM) (new)

Laurel | 1486 comments Mod
So I've crossed out Vanity Fair as read but need to add:

86. Lauren Beukes - The Shining Girls
87. Jonathan Stroud - The Amulet of Samarkand
88. Justine Picardie - Daphne
89. Daphne du Maurier - The House on the Strand
90. Bill Hussey - Through A Glass Darkly


message 7: by Laurel (last edited Apr 05, 2014 01:42AM) (new)

Laurel | 1486 comments Mod
Oh dear - I found some more:

91. HG Wells - The Island of Dr Moreau
92. ML Stedman - The Light Between Oceans
93. Charlotte Bronte - Jane Eyre
94. Anne Bronte - The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
95. Gustave Flaubert - Madam Bovary
96. Matthew Gregory - The Monk
97. Oscar Wilde - The Importance of Being Ernest
98. Judith Flanders - The Victorian City: Everyday Life in Dicken's London
99. Grahame Farrell - Gaslight Villany: True Tales if Victorian Murder
100.Sean Martin - The Cathars
101. Paul Parsons - How to Destroy the Universive: and 34 Other Really Interesting Uses of Physics
102. Alex Scully - Enter At Your Own Risk: Old Masters New Voices. An Anthology of Dark Fiction.


message 8: by Laurel (new)

Laurel | 1486 comments Mod
Ok so that's another 5 crossed off the list - down to 97! But probably not for long


message 9: by Laurel (last edited Nov 28, 2013 12:14AM) (new)

Laurel | 1486 comments Mod
Crossed off The Shining Girls
but have also recently bought:
103. Brabdon Sanderson - Mistborn: The Final Empire
104. Jane Austen - Sense and Sensibility
105. Joe Abercrombie - The Heroes
106. John Ajvide Lindqvist - Let the Right One In
107. Nathaniel Hawthorne - The House of the Seven Gables
108. Horace Walpole - The Castle of Otranto
109. Ann Ward Radcliffe - The Mysteries of Udolpho
110. Charles Robert Maturin - Melmoth the Wanderer
111. A Book of Horrors edited by Stephen Jones
112.Scott Lynch - The Lies of Locke Lamora
113. Charles de Lint - Promises to Keep
114. Charles de Lint - Muse and Reverie

So I feel as if I'm taking one step forward and then ten back!


message 10: by Lee (new)

Lee Ooh I've got Melmoth the Wanderer - readalong sometime?


message 11: by Laurel (new)

Laurel | 1486 comments Mod
Yeah definitely! I am really going to try and get these read by the end of next year (she says) so will let you know when I'm thinking about that one.


message 12: by Lee (new)

Lee Yay! What did you think about the Shining Girls? I've heard mixed reviews.


message 13: by Laurel (new)

Laurel | 1486 comments Mod
It was good, not as amazing as some of the reviews make out but a decent pageturner. I've heard really good things about her other 2 books Zoo City and Moxyland so will be checking them out at some point.


message 14: by Laurel (last edited Dec 26, 2013 12:12PM) (new)

Laurel | 1486 comments Mod
115. Alice Munro - Dear Life: Stories
116. C J Sansom - Dominion
117. Agatha Christie - Murder on the Links
118. Agatha Christie - The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
119. Patrick Rothfuss - The Name of the Wind
120. Brandon Sanderson - The Well of Ascension


message 15: by Laurel (last edited May 04, 2014 01:31PM) (new)

Laurel | 1486 comments Mod
121. Simon Kurt Unsworth - Quiet Houses
122. Tim Travers - Pirates: A History
123. Catharine Arnold - Necropolis: London and Its Dead
124. Ariana Klepac - The Whales Companion


message 17: by Laurel (last edited Apr 05, 2014 01:43AM) (new)

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126. Carlos Ruiz Zafon - Marina
127. Marisha Pessl - Night Film
128. John Harwood - The Asylum
129. Carlos Ruiz Zafon - The Watcher in the Shadows
130. Adam Nevill - House of Small Shadows
131. Neil Spring - The Ghost Hunters
132. Stephen Donaldson - The Last Dark (The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant)


message 18: by Laurel (last edited May 04, 2014 01:32PM) (new)

Laurel | 1486 comments Mod
133. Steven Erikson - Deadhouse Gates
134. Steven Erikson - Memories of Ice
135. Jhumpa Lahiri - The Lowland
136. Johnathon Aycliffe - The Silence of Ghosts
137. Stephen Jones (ed) - The Mammoth Book of Zombies
138. Kendare Blake - Anna Dressed in Blood
139. Tatiana de Rosnay - Sarah's Key
140. Ruth Izeki - A Tale for the Time Being
141. George Eliot - Daniel Deronda
142. Alexandre Dumas - Twenty Years After
143. Alexandre Dumas - Vicomte de Bragelonne
144. Alexandre Dumas - Louise de La Vallière
145. Alexandre Dumas - The Man in the Iron Mask
146. Joy Stephenson - The Soul-Travellers
147. Robin Hobb - Assassin's Apprentice
148. Sarah J Maas - Throne of Glass
149. Susan Ee - Angelfall
150. Maggie Stefvater - The Raven Boys
151. Donna Tartt - The Goldfinch
152. Andrew Kauffmann - All My Friends are Superheroes
153. Jim Butcher - Storm Front
154. Thomas Hardy - Jude the Obscure
155. Anne Bronte - Agnes Grey
156. DH Lawrence - Lady Chatterley's Lover
157. Fyodor Dostoyevsky - The Idiot
158. DH Lawrence - Women in Love
159. Charlotte Bronte - Shirley
160. Elizabeth Gaskell - Cranford
161. Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice
162. Joseph Sheridan le Fanu - Uncle Silas
163. Charles Dickens - A Tale of Two Cities
164. Charles Dickens - David Copperfield
165. Charles Dickens - The Old Curiosity Shop
166. Charles Dickens - Bleak House
167. Charles Dickens - Dombey and Son
168. Charles Dickens - Little Dorrit
169. Charles Dickens - Nicholas Nickleby
170. Charles Dickens - Our Mutual Friend
171. Charles Dickens - Barnaby Rudge
172. Charles Dickens - Martin Chuzzlewit
173. Brandon Sanderson - The Alloy of Law
174. Catheryne Valente - Deathless
175. Maggie O'Farrell - The Hand That First Held Mine
176. Therese Anne Fowler - Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald
177. Colum McCann - Let the Great World Spin
178. Leigh Bardugo - Shadow and Bone
179. Rachel Kushner - The Flamethrowers
180. Kate Atkinson - Life After Life
181. Eric Lomax - The Railway Man
182. Hilary Mantel -Wolf Hall
183. Agatha Christie - Murder at the Vicarage
184. Bertrand Russell - The Problems of Philosophy
185. Plato - The Republic
186. Simon Sebag Montefiore - Young Stalin
187. Solomon Northup -Twelve Years a Slave
188. The Forward Book of Poetry 2014
189. Robin Robertson - The Wrecking Light
190. Anna Akhmatova - Evening
191. Anna Akhmatova - Final Meeting


message 19: by Laurel (new)

Laurel | 1486 comments Mod
OOPS!!! But in my defence a lot of them are free or very cheap ;)


message 20: by Lee (new)

Lee I'm feeling a little bit better now :0)


message 21: by Laurel (new)

Laurel | 1486 comments Mod
Always happy to help!


message 22: by Laurel (new)

Laurel | 1486 comments Mod
Been into Durham this morning and found my way into the Oxfam bookshop which I love! So obviously had to adopt a couple of books...
192. Micheal Cunningham - The Hours
193. David Guterson - Snow Falling On Cedars / East Of The Mountains
194. Elizabeth Kostova - The Swan Thieves
195. Maggie O Farrell - The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox
196. Jeff Guinn - Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde
197. Anne Salmond - The Trial of the Cannibal Dog: The Remarkable Story of Captain Cook's Encounters in the South Seas
198. Isabelle Allende - The House of the Spirits


message 23: by Hilary (new)

Hilary | 2082 comments I've read a few of these Laurel, but the stand out one by a mile is The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox. I came to Maggie O'Farrell though my book group and she is now one of my favourite authors. I've recommended this to so many people - I'm sure you'll enjoy it.


message 24: by Hilary (last edited Feb 27, 2014 08:14AM) (new)

Hilary | 2082 comments Do you think the Oxfam shops specialise in good books? The one in Alnwick is great, and much better than the other charity shops.


message 25: by Laurel (new)

Laurel | 1486 comments Mod
I love them Hilary, the one in Newcastle is good too although the one in Sunderland isn't as good, but I always find them loads better than other charity shops as well. I think I was quite restrained earlier - last time I was in I came out with 13 books!!
I'm really glad you recommend the Maggie O'Farrell book so highly, I'm really looking forward to reading it ;)


message 26: by Lee (new)

Lee I also love the Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox - an amazing though upsetting book.
The Hours is a great read too - have you read Mrs Dalloway? Cos I think you get more out of the Hours if you've read that 1st.


message 27: by Laurel (new)

Laurel | 1486 comments Mod
Yes I have but thanks for the heads up!


message 28: by Laurel (last edited Apr 05, 2014 02:37AM) (new)

Laurel | 1486 comments Mod
199. William Faulkner - As I Lay Dying
200. Javier Marias - The Infatuations
201. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - Americanah
202. Flannery O'Connor - Wise Blood
203. John Berendt - Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil


message 29: by Lee (new)

Lee Love The Infatuations :0)


message 30: by Laurel (new)

Laurel | 1486 comments Mod
I read the first few pages on the way back to the car and it seemed very promising - hoping to get to it sooner rather than later!


message 31: by Laurel (new)

Laurel | 1486 comments Mod
Recent additions to the tbr mountain:
204. Danta Alighieri - The Divine Comedy, Vol. 1: Inferno
205. John Milton - Paradise Lost
206. Arturo Perez Reverte - The Dumas Club
207. Chris Yates - Nightwalk: A Journey into the Heart of Nature
208. Victoria Hislop - The Story: Love, Loss and the Lives of Women: 100 Great Short Stories
209. Mike Ashley - The Mammoth Book of Apocalyptic SF
210. Mark Cocker - Crow Country
211. Max Adams - The King in the North: The Life and Times of Oswald of Northumbria
212. James McPherson- Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era
213. Cormac McCarthy - All the Pretty Horses


And I had a bit of a splurge on the kindle spring sale this morning and got....
214. Kirsty Logan - The Rental Heart and Other Fairytales
215. David rose - Posthumous Stories
216. Caroline Ross - Small Scale Tour
217. Anna Kim - Anatomy of a Night
218. Pasi Ilmari Jaaskelainen - The Rabbit Back Literature Society
219. Joaquin Perez Azaustre - The Swimmers
220. Alexis Stamatic - Bar Flaubert
221. Christa Wolf - Cassandra: A Novel And Four Essays
222. Claudie Gallay - The Breakers
223. Joyce Carol Oates - A Fair Maiden


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