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Kirsty Darbyshire (nocto) | 35 comments The Very Thought of You by Rosie Alison The Perfect Lie by Emily Barr Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier

A: The Very Thought of You by Rosie Alison
B: The Perfect Lie by Emily Barr
C: Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier

Trying to do this with all new-to-me authors!


message 2: by Kirsty (new)

Kirsty Darbyshire (nocto) | 35 comments Makers by Cory Doctorow Cradle Song by Robert Edric The 199 Steps by Michel Faber

D: Makers by Cory Doctorow
E: Cradle Song by Robert Edric
F: 199 Steps by Michel Faber


message 3: by Kirsty (new)

Kirsty Darbyshire (nocto) | 35 comments The Spare Room by Helen Garner Can't Let Go by Jane Hill Jar City by Arnaldur Indriðason

G: The Spare Room by Helen Garner
H: Can't Let Go by Jane Hill
I: Jar City by Arnaldur Indriðason

So far the new authors I will definitely be looking to read again are Chevalier, Edric, Garner & Indriðason. Unlikely to touch Barr, Doctorow or Hill again.


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Kirsty Darbyshire (nocto) | 35 comments The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson Looking for the Possible Dance by A.L. Kennedy The Road to Wanting by Wendy Law-Yone

J: The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson
K: Looking for the Possible Dance by AL Kennedy
L: The Road to Wanting by Wendy Law-Yone


message 5: by Marilyn (new)

Marilyn Rice (marilynlrice) | 13 comments have you finished all of these?


message 6: by Kirsty (new)

Kirsty Darbyshire (nocto) | 35 comments Yep, all finished.


message 7: by Ian, Moderator (new)

Ian (pepecan) | 5528 comments Mod
Is Jar City really good? Have fancied it for a while.


message 8: by Kirsty (new)

Kirsty Darbyshire (nocto) | 35 comments I thought Jar City was a bit predictable at first - but it grew on me as it went on. Will be trying another in the series at some point.

I am now halfway through the alphabet having just finished...

The Private Lives of Pippa Lee by Rebecca Miller

M: The Private Lives of Pippa Lee by Rebecca Miller

... which was nothing special unfortunately.

I'm casting about for an N to read now as well as getting concerned about O, Q & X.


message 9: by Marilyn (new)

Marilyn Rice (marilynlrice) | 13 comments Er, I'm a new author to .. . Kirsty, Try 'Sofia's legacy . .. I'm giving 2 copies away


Lynne - The Book Squirrel (squirrelsend) | 3625 comments Have a look on my list Kirsty I have done all but U, may give you some ideas for O,Q and X


message 11: by Kirsty (new)

Kirsty Darbyshire (nocto) | 35 comments One Day by David Nicholls I'll Take You There A Novel by Joyce Carol Oates The Wyndham Case (Imogen Quy Mystery 1) by Jill Paton Walsh

N: One Day by David Nicholls
O: I'll Take You There by Joyce Carol Oates
P: The Wyndham Case by Jill Paton Walsh

I've found a Q to read now, hurray!


message 12: by Kirsty (new)

Kirsty Darbyshire (nocto) | 35 comments Every Last One by Anna Quindlen Naked in Death (In Death, #1) by J.D. Robb The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

Q: Every Last One by Anna Quindlen
R: Naked in Death by JD Robb
S: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

now to find a U and a Y, think I have the rest sorted. Maybe!


message 13: by Bill (new)

Bill | 2764 comments How about something by Leon Uris? Or maybe John Updike?


message 14: by Kirsty (new)

Kirsty Darbyshire (nocto) | 35 comments The Road Home by Rose Tremain Land of Marvels by Barry Unsworth Miss Garnet's Angel by Salley Vickers

T: The Road Home by Rose Tremain
U: Land of Marvels by Barry Unsworth
V: Miss Garnet's Angel by Salley Vickers

Nearly there!


message 15: by Kirsty (new)

Kirsty Darbyshire (nocto) | 35 comments Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson The Unwalled City by Xu Xi We All Ran Into the Sunlight by Natalie Young

W: Before I Go to Sleep by SJ Watson
X: The Unwalled City by Xu Xi
Y: We All Ran Into the Sunlight by Natalie Young

Really nearly there!!


message 16: by Liz, Moderator (new)

Liz | 3510 comments Mod
We're cheering you over the finishing line....

What I'm really impressed by is that you've done it in order too!


message 17: by Ian, Moderator (new)

Ian (pepecan) | 5528 comments Mod
Gold star for doing in order Kirsty......your house must be very tidy lol.


message 18: by Kirsty (new)

Kirsty Darbyshire (nocto) | 35 comments No, my house is a tip I'm afraid! My organisational skills are reserved for pointless things like this. (Not quite pointless, I've found some good new stuff from this challenge, but you know what I mean.)


message 19: by Kirsty (new)

Kirsty Darbyshire (nocto) | 35 comments And Z!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Z: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

I rather slowed down as time went on but am really pleased to have completed the challenge before the year is out, even with my self-imposed in-order & no-one-I've-read-before clauses added on. It was lots of fun. Thanks to whoever thought the idea up!

I'm 17 books into the "Around the World in 80 Books" challenge already.... no time to rest...


message 20: by Em (new)

Em (emmap) | 2929 comments Well Done Kirsty! Think I'l be adding one or two from your list onto my to-read for next year...


message 21: by Mazz (new)

Mazz Nixon | 6 comments wow, such a cool challenge! well done kirsty!


message 22: by Ian, Moderator (new)

Ian (pepecan) | 5528 comments Mod
Well done Kirsty - amazing that you did it in alphabetical order. Time to tidy the house now.


message 23: by [deleted user] (new)

I've been thinking of doing it in order next time. I have two books left to go to complete it for the first time but seriously considering doing it this way


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