Books read in 2011

JANUARY

A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers by Xiaolu Guo
Sister by Rosamund Lupton
Five Little Pigs by Agatha Christie (re-read)
Framed in Cornwall by Janie Bolitho
The Truth About Melody Browne by Lisa Jewell
The Bower Bird by Ann Kelley
Where Memories Lie by Deborah Crombie
Time After Time  by Molly Keane
Darkside by Belinda Bauer

FEBRUARY

The Wheel Spins by Ethel Lina White
Tapestry of Love by Rosy Thornton
A Jury of Her Peers by Susan Glaspell
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
Lorelei’s Secret by Carolyn Parkhurst
Full Dark House by Christopher Fowler
Lettice Delmer by Susan Miles
The Magnificent Spilsbury and the Brides in the Bath by Jane Robins
The Blank Wall by Elizabeth Sanxay Holding

MARCH

The Year of the Hare by Arto Paasilinna
The Burning by Jane Casey
Death at the President’s Lodging by Michael Innes
Everything and Nothing by Araminta Hall
The Seas by Samantha Hunt
Sacrifice by S J Bolton
The Spoilt Kill by Mary Kelly
The Stone-Cutter by Camilla Läckberg
Blacklands by Belinda Bauer
Scissors, Paper, Stone by Elizabeth Day
Not to be Taken by Anthony Berkley
True Things About Me by Deborah Kay Davies
Only Say The Word by Niall Williams

APRIL

Mr Chartwell by Rebecca Hunt
Death and the Pleasant Voices by Mary Fitt
Invisible River by Helena McEwan
Taken at the Flood by Agatha Christie (re-read)
The Road to Wanting by Wendy Law-Yone
Lasting Damage by Sophie Hannah
The Body on the Beach by Simon Brett
Inchworm by Ann Kelley
The Report by Jessica Francis Kane
The Other Half Lives by Sophie Hannah
The Novel in the Viola by Natasha Solomons
A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle
Great House by Nicole Krauss
The Man with the Cane by Jean Potts

MAY

Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman
The Illusion of Murder by Carol McCleary
A Question of Proof by Nicholas Blake
Hector and the Secrets of Love by François LeLord
Shadow of a Lady by Holly Roth
The Sonambulist by Essie Fox
The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obrecht
Parker Pyne Investigates by agatha Christie (re-read)
When God was a Rabbit by Sarah Winman
The Gallows Bird by Camilla Läckberg
Lucky Break by Esther Freud

JUNE

Miss Ranskill Comes Home by Barbara Euphan Todd
Glasshopper by Isabel Ashdown
The Moorland Cottage by Elizabeth Gaskell
The Unburied by Charles Palliser
Shadow Sister by Simone Van der Vlugt
Poker Face by Josie Barnard
Into The Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes
For The Love of Angel by Susan Penhaligon
Written in Blood: A Honno Anthology
22 Britannia Road by Amanda Hodgkinson
The Best of Everything by Rona Jaffe
The Strange Fate of Kitty Easton by Elizabeth Speller
Started Early, Took My Dog by Kate Atkinson
The Expendable Man by Dorothy B Hughes
The Darkroom of Damocles by Willem Frederik Hermans

JULY

Monsieur Montespan by Jean Teulé
The Ladies’ Paradise by Emile Zola
The Messenger of Athens by Anne Zouroudi
Herring on the Nile by L C Tyler
13, rue Thérèse by Elena Mauli Shapiro
Before I Go to Sleep by S J Watson
Jamrach’s Menagerie by Carol Birch
Far to Go by Alison Pick
Now You See Me by S J Bolton
A Visit From The Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
Girl Reading by Katie Ward

AUGUST

Hurry Up and Wait by Isabel Ashdown
Our Spoons Came From Woolworths by Barbara Comyns
The Lantern by Deborah Lawrenson
The Sick Rose by Erin Kelly
The Quarry by Johan Theorin
The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown
Never No More by Maura Laverty
Blow on a Dead Man’s Embers by Mari Strachan
The Reckoning by Jane Casey
The Maid by Kimberley Cutter
The Woman Before Me by Ruth Dugdall
Emily Goes to Exeter by M C Beaton

SEPTEMBER

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
The Poison Tree by Erin Kelly
The Golden Waterwheel by Leo Walmsley
Ghastly Business by Louise Levene
Thunder on the Right by Mary Stewart
The Baskerville Legacy by John O’Connell
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
What They Do in the Dark by Amanda Coe
Forgotten by Cat Patrick
About Last Night by Adele Parks
The Sacrificial Man by Ruth Dugdall
The Translation of the Bones by Francesca Kay
The First Wife by Deborah Barr

OCTOBER

Drowning Rose by Marika Cobbold
A Discovery of Witches by Raymond Peynet
The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Never Look Away by Linwood Barclay
The Lovers by Raymond Peynet
America Pacifica by Anna North
The Two Emilys by Sophia Lee
Midwinter Sacrifice by Mons Kallentoft
Greenbanks by Dorothy Whipple
The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen
The Accident by Linwood Barclay
No Surrender by Constance Maud
Ophelia in Pieces by Clare Jacob

NOVEMBER

Tales of Terror from the Tunnel’s Mouth by Chris Priestley
Lady of the English by Elizabeth Chadwick
The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean by David Almond
The Gathering Storm by Rachel Hore
Unwanted by Kristina Ohlsson
Q by Evan Mandery
The Picture Book by Jo Baker
Parents and Children by Ivy Compton-Burnett
The Betrayal of Trust by Susan
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Death Wore a Diadem by Iona McGregor

DECEMBER

The Secret of Happy Ever After by Lucy Dillon
The Girl on the Cliff by Lucinda Riley
Ten Days of Christmas by Gladys Bronwyn Stern
The Night Before Christmas by Scarlett Bailey
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
Miracle on Regent Street by Ali Harris
Wooing Mr Wickham: An Anthology
The German Boy by Patricia Wastvedt
Death on the Downs by Simon Brett
The Trouble With Alice by Olivia Glazebrook
Awakening by S J Bolton
The Ghost of Lily Painter by Caitlin Davies

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