Book log

One of my biggest regrets is not keeping a log of all the books I’ve read over the years. I have pages floating around, scribbles in the back of diaries, but no official record. Super annoying when you’re halfway through a book, and realise you’ve already read it!  So I present a digital log. All from memory until this point (2012)

* = recommend
** – my fave reads 🙂

2015

The Night Garden – Lisa Van Allen*
Goodhouse- Peyton Marshall
Waterfall- Lauren Kate
Teardrop- Lauren Kate
Burial Rites- Hannah Kent
Queen of Babble in the Big City- Meg Cabot
Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns – Lauren Weisberger
Odd One Out – Monica McInerney
The Rumour Mill – Roxy Jacenko
The Younger Man – Zoe Foster

2014

Easy – Tammara Webber
Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy – Helen Fielding*
How they started digital; How 25 good ideas became spectacular digital businesses- David Lester
The Kitchen House* – Kathleen Grissom
Lies – Michael Grant
Plague -Michael Grant
Fear- Michael Grant
Light- Michael Grant
Louisa Bagshawe- Destiny
The Lost Recipe for Happiness – Barbara O’Neal
Prospect Park West- Amy Sohn
The Heretic’s Daughter- Kathleen Kent*
Private – Kate Brian
Notes from the Internet Apocalypse – Wayne Gladstone**
Apocalypse for Beginners- Nicolas Dickner**
Marina – Carlos Ruiz Zafon**
The Starkin Crown – Kate Forsyth
The Food of Love Cookery School – Nicky Pellegrino**
Private- Kate Brian
Twice Upon a Time- Kate Forster
Life After Life- Kate Atkinson*
The disreputable history of Frankie Landau-Banks : a novel – E.Lockhart
Mothers & Daughters- Kylie Ladd
Gone Girl- Gillian Flynn*
The Engagement – Chloe Hooper
Unwind- Neal Shusterman*
The Embassy of Cambodia- Zadie Smith
The Song of Achilles – Madeline Miller**
Best Feeling of All – Jack Ellis
The Forever Girl- Alexander McCAll Smith
The Firebrand – Marion Zimmer Bradley**

2013
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas – John Boyne
Every Day – David Levithan
The Villa Girls – Nicky Pellegrino*
Recipe for life – Nicky Pellegrino*
A Cup of Friendship – Deborah Rodriguez*
The Other Side of the Stars – Clemency Burton-Hill*
I Robot: To Protect – Micky Zucker Reichert*
The Secret Life of Bees- Sue Monk Kidd**
Feminista- Erica Kennedy
Bitterblue – Kristin Cashore**
The Shoemaker’s Wife – Adriana Trigiani*
Wither – Lauren DeStefano
The Passage – Justin Cronin*
Daughter of Smoke and Bone – Laini Taylor**
The Summer of Katya – Trevanian**
The Book Thief – Markus Zusak**
The Host – Stephenie Meyer
Days of Blood and Starlight – Laini Taylor**
The God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy
Halo – Alexandra Adornetto
Hades – Alexandra Adornetto
Heaven – Alexandra Adornetto
The Twelve – Justin Cronin**
Penelope – Rebecca Harrington
The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon**
The Forest of Hands and Teeth – Carrie Ryan
The Maze Runner – James Dashner
Night Shift – Stephen King*
The Knife of Never Letting Go. bk. 1, Chaos Walking – Patrick Ness
Sandcastle Girls – Chris Bohjalian
The Angel’s Game – Carlos Ruiz Zafon**
The Wild Girl – Kate Forsyth**
Prisoner of Heavan – Carlos Ruiz Zafon**
Wool omnibus – Hugh Howey
Decoded – JayZ
The Light Between Oceans – ML Stedman**
Gone – Michael Grant
Move Nourish Believe – Lorna Jane Clarkson
Hunger – Michael Grant

2012
The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins*
Catching Fire – Suzanne Collins*
Mockingjay – Suzanne Collins*
Golden Earrings – Belinda Alexander*
Delirium – Lauren Oliver**
Madame Tussaud- Michelle Moran*
Earth Abides – George R Stewart*
50 Shades of Grey – EL James
50 Shades Darker- EL James
50 Shades Freed- EL James
Autumn – David Moody*
World War Z – Max Brooks*
Fahrenheit 451- Ray Bradbury
I am Number Four – Pittacus Lore
The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini**
A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini**
My Name is Memory – Ann Brashares*
Summer in the City: A Carrie Diaries novel – Candice Bushnell*
Fallen – Lauren Kate
Torment – Lauren Kate
Passion- Lauren Kate
Hand of Isis – Jo Graham
Mistress of Rome – Kate Quinn*
Museum of Innocence – Orhan Pamuk
A Disobedient Girl – Ru Freeman
When She Woke – Hillary Jordon*
The Scarlet Letter – Nathaniel Hawthorne (re-read)*
Breathless – V.J Chambers
Empress of Rome – Kate Quinn
Forever Amber – Kathleen Winsor
Madame Tussaud – Michelle Moran*
The Golden Earrings – Belinda Alexander*
Pandemonium – Lauren Oliver**
The Secret Children – Alison McQueen

Older reads

Drama
Picture Pefect – Jodie Piccoult
Mercy- Jodie Piccoult
The Pact – Jodie Piccoult*
Keeping Faith – Jodie Piccoult
Plain Truth- Jodie Piccoult
Salem Falls – Jodie Piccoult
Perfect Match – Jodie Piccoult
My Sisters Keeper – Jodie Piccoult*
The Tenth Circle – Jodie Piccoult
Nineteen Minutes – Jodie Piccoult
Handle with Care – Jodie Piccoult
Sylvia – Bryce Courtenay*
The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold**
Last Voyage of the Valentina – Santa Montefiore
Of Marriageable age – Marion Hume
The Shifting Fog – Kate Moreton**
The House at Riverton – Kate Moreton**
The Forgotten Garden – Kate Moreton**
The Memory Keepers Daughter – Kim Edwards**

Horror/Dystopian/Sci-Fi
Cell – Stephen King*
Handling the Undead – John Ajvide Lindqvist*
The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood**
Brave New World – Aldous Huxley**
The Road – Cormac McArthey**
Dracula – Bram Stoker**
Z for Zachariah- Robert C. O’Brien**
Frankenstein- Mary Shelley**
The Historian – Elizabeth Kostova
The Troy Game series – Sara Douglass**
The Vampire Armand – Anne Rice**
Interview with the Vampire – Anne Rice**

Thriller/Crime
The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
Angels & Demons – Dan Brown
The Firm – John Grisham*
The Pelican Brief – John Grisham
Kiss the Girls – James Patterson
Along Came a Spider – James Patterson
Dan Brown – Lost Symbol
Sleepers – Lorenzo Carcaterra**
The Prophetess- Barbara Wood*
Belladonna – Karen Moline*

Chic lit
Sex & the City – Candace Bushnell
Trading up – Candice Bushnell
The Carrie Diaries – Candice Bushnell*
4 Blondes – Candice Bushnell
Lipstick Jungle – Candice Bushnell
Saffron Skies – Lesley Lokko*
Bitter Chocolate – Lesley Lokko
Rich Girl, Poor Girl, Lesley Lokko
Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason – Helen Fielding
The Devil Wears Prada- Lauren Weisberger**
Tuscan Rose – Belinda Alexandra
Wild Lavender – Belinda Alexandra
Silver Wattle – Belinda Alexandra*
The Girl in Times Square – Paulina Simons
Queen of the Big Time – Adriana Trigiani
The Fashion Pack – Marion Hume
Adored- Tilly Bagshawe
Career Girls – Louise Bagshawe
The Movie- Louise Bagshawe
Tall Poppies – Louise Bagshawe
Venus Envy- Louise Bagshawe
When She was Bad – Louise Bagshawe
The Devil You Know – Louise Bagshawe
The Twins of Tribeca – Rachel Pine
Sheer Abandon – Penny Vincenzi
Bling – Erica Kennedy
The Washintonienne – Jessica Cutler
Diary of a Manhattan Callgirl – Tracey Quinn
Beautiful people – Wendy Holden
The Manny – Holly Peterson
The Nanny Diaries – Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus
Alice in La La Land – Sophie Lee
Fashinista’s – Lyn Messina
Blind Submission – Debra Ginsberg
Swan – Naomi Campbell
The Italian Wedding – Nicky Pellegrino

Historical
Cleopatra’s Daughter – Michelle Moran
The Heretic Queen – Michelle Moran*
Nefertitit- Michelle Moran*
The Other Boleyn Girl – Philippa Gregory*
The Queen’s Fool- Philippa Gregory
The Virgin’s Lover- Philippa Gregory
The Constant Princess – Philippa Gregory
The Boleyn Inheritance – Phillipa Gregory*
The Other Queen – Philippa Gregory
The Bronze Horseman – Paulina Simons**
Tatiana & Alexander- Paulina Simons **
The Summer Garden- Paulina Simons**
The Sword & The Scimiter – David Ball*
Daughters of Rome – Kate Quinn*
Mistress of Rome – Kate Quinn*
The Red Tent – Anita Diamant**
Helen of Troy – Margaret George**
Sashenka – Simon Montefiore
The Winter Rose – Jennifer Donnelly**
Hand of Isis – Jo Graham*
The Pirate’s Daughter – Margaret Cezair-Thompson
The Borgia Bride – Jeanne Kalogridis**
The Devil’s Queen – Jeanne Kalogridis**
The Scarlett Contessta – Jeanne Kalogridis**
I, Mona Lisa – Jeanne Kalogridis**
The Expected One – Kathleen McGowan**
Domina: Murder & Intrigue in Ancient Rome – Paul Doherty**
The War at Troy – Lindsay Clarke*
Leonardo’s Swans – Karen Essex
Kleopatra- Karen Essex**
Pharoah – Karen Essex**

Classics/Literature
Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee**
Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell**
Great Expectations – Charles Dickens**
Little Women – Louisa M Alcott**
Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger
Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell
The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald
The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame
Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
Animal Farm – George Orwell**
Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas**
Moby Dick – Herman Melville
Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett**
A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
Charlotte’s Web – EB White**
The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton**
Watership Down – Richard Adams
The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas**
Hamlet – William Shakespeare
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead- Tom Stoppard
Cloudstreet – Tim Winton*
The Beach – Alex Garland**
The Seamstress – Frances de Pontes Peebles**
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close – Jonathan Safran Foer**
Zorro- Isabel Allende
The Rules of Attraction – Bret Easton Ellis
Wild Swans – Jung Chang

Young Adult/Kids
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl**
James & The Giant Peach – Roald Dahl**
BFG – Roald Dahl**
Matilda- Roald Dahl**
Danny, the Champion of the World – Roald Dahl**
The Twits – Roald Dalh**
The Witches – Roald Dahl**
Cairo Jim series – Geoffrey McSkimming**
Vampire Academy series – Richelle Mead
A Great & Terrible Beauty – Libba Bray*
Rebel Angels – Libba Bray*
A Sweet Far Thing – Libba Bray
Graceling- Kristin Cashore -**
Fire- Kristin Cashore**
Homecoming – Cynthia Voigt**
Chinese Cinderella – Adeline Yen Mah**

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