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message 1: by Jamie (new)

Jamie (jamie73) | 772 comments A new year and another 100 or so books to devour.


message 2: by Alannah (new)

Alannah Clarke (alannahclarke) | 12110 comments Mod
Good luck Jamie.


message 3: by Jamie (new)

Jamie (jamie73) | 772 comments Alannah wrote: "Good luck Jamie."

Thanks Alannah. Hope you get to read some absolute corkers this year.


message 4: by Jamie (new)

Jamie (jamie73) | 772 comments 1) Memory Wall by Anthony Doerr

Total Pages 243

Was ok 3/5


message 5: by Jamie (last edited Jan 06, 2018 03:13PM) (new)

Jamie (jamie73) | 772 comments 2) Calling Major Tom by David M. Barnett

Total Pages 528

Such a lovely book. 4/5


message 6: by Jamie (new)

Jamie (jamie73) | 772 comments 3) Beartown by Fredrik Backman

Total Pages 946

A bit slow to start with but it’s well worth persevering with. 4/5


message 7: by Jamie (new)

Jamie (jamie73) | 772 comments 4) Origin by Dan Brown

Total Pages 1402

Not my favourite in the Robert Langdon series. 3/5


message 8: by Jamie (new)

Jamie (jamie73) | 772 comments 5) Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

Total Pages 2044

Wow! What a book. 4/5


message 9: by Jamie (new)

Jamie (jamie73) | 772 comments 6) Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

Total Pages 2482

Really enjoyed. Wonderful story. 4/5


message 10: by Jamie (new)

Jamie (jamie73) | 772 comments 7) The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner by Alan Sillitoe

Total Pages 2632

A good collection of short stories. 4/5


message 11: by Jamie (new)

Jamie (jamie73) | 772 comments 8) The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

Total Pages 2888

Not too bad, 3/5


message 12: by Jamie (new)

Jamie (jamie73) | 772 comments 9) Robicheaux by James Lee Burke

Total Pages 3338

First time I’ve come across this author. Such a good book and will read the whole Robicheaux series. 4/5


message 13: by Jamie (new)

Jamie (jamie73) | 772 comments 10) Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Total Pages 3690

Excellent book. Very much recommended. 4/5


message 14: by Jamie (new)

Jamie (jamie73) | 772 comments 11) The Straw Men by Michael Marshall

Total Pages 4015

It kept my interest. 3/5


message 15: by Jamie (new)

Jamie (jamie73) | 772 comments 12) Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

Total Pages 4251

I found it very interesting. 4/5


message 16: by Jamie (new)

Jamie (jamie73) | 772 comments 13) The Lonely Dead by Michael Marshall

Total Pages 4573

Just about a 3/5


message 17: by Jamie (new)

Jamie (jamie73) | 772 comments 14) Bluebeard's Egg by Margaret Atwood

Total Pages 4782

Not a bad short story collection. 3/5


message 18: by Jamie (new)

Jamie (jamie73) | 772 comments 15) Blood of Angels by Michael Marshall

Total Pages 5142

The final part of the straw men trilogy. 3/5


message 19: by Jamie (new)

Jamie (jamie73) | 772 comments 16) The Sea, the Sea by Iris Murdoch

Total Pages 5584

Really enjoyed this and will look forward to reading more Iris Murdoch. 4/5


message 20: by Leslie (new)

Leslie | 15985 comments Jamie wrote: "16) The Sea, the Sea by Iris Murdoch

Total Pages 5584

Really enjoyed this and will look forward to reading more Iris Murdoch. 4/5"


Oh good -- I have been thinking about this book. Your good opinion has decided me to put it on my TBR.


message 21: by Claire (new)

Claire  | 66 comments Leslie wrote: "Jamie wrote: "16) The Sea, the Sea by Iris Murdoch

Total Pages 5584

Really enjoyed this and will look forward to reading more Iris Murdoch. 4/5"

Oh good -- I have b..."

Iris Murdoch is an excellent writer. I read most of her books when I was young and don’t remember there was one bad among them.


message 22: by Jamie (new)

Jamie (jamie73) | 772 comments Leslie wrote: "Jamie wrote: "16) The Sea, the Sea by Iris Murdoch

Total Pages 5584

Really enjoyed this and will look forward to reading more Iris Murdoch. 4/5"

Oh good -- I have b..."


I hope you will enjoy it Leslie.


message 23: by Jamie (new)

Jamie (jamie73) | 772 comments 17) The Plot Against America by Philip Roth

Total Pages 6163

A fascinating book however it was hard going at times. 3/5


message 24: by Jamie (new)

Jamie (jamie73) | 772 comments 18) Ragdoll by Daniel Cole

Total Pages 6541

Ok for a crime thriller. 3/5


message 25: by Jamie (new)

Jamie (jamie73) | 772 comments 19) Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts

Total Pages 7474

Such an amazing book and very, very, long. 4/5


message 26: by Jamie (new)

Jamie (jamie73) | 772 comments 20) The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood

Total Pages 7747

I didn’t particularly enjoy it. Just about a 3/5


message 27: by Jamie (new)

Jamie (jamie73) | 772 comments 21) Emma by Jane Austen

Total Pages 8233

My first Jane Austen and I quite enjoyed. 4/5


message 28: by Leslie (new)

Leslie | 15985 comments Jamie wrote: "21) Emma by Jane Austen

Total Pages 8233

My first Jane Austen and I quite enjoyed. 4/5"


Austen's books are such a delight!


message 29: by Jamie (new)

Jamie (jamie73) | 772 comments 22) In Patagonia by Bruce Chatwin

Total Pages 8557

Something very different to read and even though interesting I felt perhaps more interested in the author. 3/5


message 30: by Jamie (new)

Jamie (jamie73) | 772 comments 23) Fire Sermon by Jamie Quatro

Total Pages 8781

Really interesting and extremely well written, it raises many questions. 4/5


message 31: by Jamie (new)

Jamie (jamie73) | 772 comments 24) Fair Game by Stephen Leather

Total Pages 9286

Excellent read. 4/5


message 32: by Jamie (new)

Jamie (jamie73) | 772 comments 25) Sirens by Joseph Knox

Total Pages 9660

Excellent gritty crime thriller and now looking forward to the second instalment. 4/5


message 33: by Jamie (new)

Jamie (jamie73) | 772 comments 26) The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar

Total Pages 10148

Very well written but just about held my interest. 3/5


message 34: by Jamie (new)

Jamie (jamie73) | 772 comments 27) The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

Total Pages 10334

Not bad. 3/5


message 35: by Jamie (new)

Jamie (jamie73) | 772 comments 28) See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt

Total Pages 10686

It was ok. 3/5


message 36: by Jamie (new)

Jamie (jamie73) | 772 comments 29) Lolly Willowes by Sylvia Townsend Warner

Total Pages 10889

A bit strange but sometimes that’s a good thing. 3/5


message 37: by Jamie (new)

Jamie (jamie73) | 772 comments 30) Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

Total Pages 11092

It was ok but I think it will be the last Woolf book I read. 3/5


message 38: by Jamie (new)

Jamie (jamie73) | 772 comments 31) When I Hit You: Or, A Portrait of the Writer as a Young Wife by Meena Kandasamy

Total Pages 11364

A brutal subject matter. 3/5


message 39: by Jamie (new)

Jamie (jamie73) | 772 comments 32) Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

Total Pages 11655

Brilliant writing but not very blown away by the story.3/5


message 40: by Jamie (new)

Jamie (jamie73) | 772 comments 33) The Only Story by Julian Barnes

Total Pages 11868

Superb writing but just sad. 3/5


message 41: by Jamie (new)

Jamie (jamie73) | 772 comments 34) Three Things About Elsie by Joanna Cannon

Total Pages 12224

I really enjoyed this one. 4/5


message 42: by Jamie (new)

Jamie (jamie73) | 772 comments 35) Separation of Power by Vince Flynn

Total Pages 12660

Another good Mitch Rapp novel. 4/5


message 43: by Jamie (new)

Jamie (jamie73) | 772 comments 36) From a Low and Quiet Sea by Donal Ryan

Total Pages 12842

Such a beautifully written book. 4/5


message 44: by Jamie (new)

Jamie (jamie73) | 772 comments 37) Tin Man by Sarah Winman

Total Pages 13050

Really wonderful yet sad book. 4/5


message 45: by Jamie (new)

Jamie (jamie73) | 772 comments 38) The Idiot by Elif Batuman

Total Pages 13470

I think I was the fool for reading this. Just about a 2/5


message 46: by Jamie (new)

Jamie (jamie73) | 772 comments 39) Fiesta by Ernest Hemingway

Total Pages 13686

It was a pretty good read 3/5


message 47: by Jamie (new)

Jamie (jamie73) | 772 comments 40) Hard Kill by J.B. Turner

Total Pages 13977

Not bad. 3/5


message 48: by Jamie (new)

Jamie (jamie73) | 772 comments 41) Winter by Ali Smith

Total Pages 14299

I preferred Autumn. 3/5


message 49: by Jamie (new)

Jamie (jamie73) | 772 comments 42) A Passage to India by E.M. Forster

Total Pages 14350

Could not take to this book and did not finish. 2/5


message 50: by Jamie (new)

Jamie (jamie73) | 772 comments 43) The Trick to Time by Kit de Waal

Total Pages 14622

Loved this book 4/5


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