Favourite Book List

I’ve read so many great books! Most of the ones listed here are ones I actually own; some are library books and I only had them in my possession for 3 weeks at most;  unfortunately I can’t remember everything I’ve read; this is what I remember.


Robertson Davies, Cornish Trilogy (The Rebel Angels, What’s Bred in the Bone, The Lyre of Orpheus), Salterton Trilogy (Tempest-Tost, Leaven of Malice, A Mixture of Frailties)
Margaret Atwood, The Robber Bride
Maggie Gee, My Cleaner
Gerald Durrell, My Family and Other Animals
Stuart MacLean, The Vinyl Cafe series
Christopher Moore, Bloodsucking Fiends, A Dirty Job, You Suck, Fluke
Richard Russo, Empire Falls, Nobody’s Fool, Straight Man
Ken Follett, The Pillars of the Earth
Sharon Kay Penman, The Sunne in Splendor, When Christ and His Saints Slept, Here be Dragons
Ariana Franklin, Mistress of the Art of Death (and series)
Helen Fielding, Bridget Jones’ Diary
Philippa Gregory, The Other Queen, The Other Boleyn Girl, The Virgin’s Lover, The Constant Princess
Geraldine Brooks,Year of Wonders
Diana Gabaldon, Outlander
Keith Donohue, The Stolen Child
Lian Hearn, Across the Nightingale Floor (and series)
James Clavell, Shogun
Paul Theroux, The Consul’s File, The London Embassy, My Other Life
Erin Morgenstern, The Night Circus
Brian Francis, Natural Order
Edith Wharton, The Age of Innocence
Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey
E.M. Forster, A Room with a View
Jean Auel, Clan of the Cave Bears
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables (JA)
Ruth Nichol, A Walk out of the World (JA)
Kazuo Ishiguro, The Remains of the Day
Anita Rau Badami, Can You Hear the Nightbird Call?
Rohinton Mistry, A Fine Balance
M.M. Kaye, The Far Pavilions
Roddy Doyle, The Commitments, The Van, The Snapper
Nick Hornby, About a Boy
Alain de Botton, The Romantic Movement
Chuck Hogan, Prince of Thieves
Elmore Leonard, Raylan
Ken Follett, The Eye of the Needle
John Irving, A Prayer for Owen Meany
Lisa See, Flower Net (and series)
Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall
Stieg Larsson, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and series
Ransom Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Ann Patchett, State of Wonder
Patricia Wood, Lottery
Allison Pearson, I Don’t Know How She Does It
Mark Haddon, A Spot of Bother
C.J. Sansom, Dissolution (and all Matthew Shardlake novels!)
Margaret George, The Autobiography of Henry VIII (all her historical fiction!)

Charlotte Gill, Eating Dirt
Jancee Dunn, But Enough About Me
Mark Kurlansky, Cod
Jan Wong, Red China Blues (all her books!)
Jon Krakauer, Into Thin Air
Maria Coffey, Where the Mountain Casts its Shadow
Helene Hanff, 84 Charing Cross Road
Jen Lancaster, Bitter is the New Black
Ed Husain, The Islamist
David Sedaris, When You Are Engulfed in Flames
Sarah Vowell, The Wordy Shipmates
Bill Bryson, The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid, Neither Here Nor There, Notes from a Small Island, In a Sunburned Country, Notes from a Big Country, The Lost Continent – all his books!
Paul Theroux, Dark Star Safari, Riding the Iron Rooster
Will Ferguson, Hokkaido Highway Blues
Diablo Cody, Candy Girl
Augusten Burroughs, Possible Side Effects
Jung Chang, Wild Swans
Jared Diamond, Guns, Germs, and Steel, Collapse, and The Third Chimpanzee
Nien Cheng, Life and Death in Shanghai
M.F.K. Fisher, How to Cook a Wolf
Laurie Colwin, Home Cooking
Roald Dahl, Boy; and Going Solo
Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Infidel
Philip Pan, Out of Mao’s Shadow
Justin Halpern, Sh*t My Dad Says
Alison Weir, The Six Wives of Henry VIII
Antonia Fraser, Marie Antoinette
Jane Dunn, Elizabeth and Mary
Dambisa Moyo, Dead Aid
Matthew Syed, Bounce
Malcolm Gladwell, Outliers, What the Dog Saw, The Tipping Point
Robert Twigger, Angry White Pajamas
Dominic Streatfeild, Cocaine
Tony Horwitz, Baghdad Without a Map, Blue Latitudes
Tim Cahill, Road Fever
Bruce Feiler, Learning to Bow
A.J. Jacobs, The Know-It-All
A.A. Gill, The Angry Island
Dan Savage, The Kid
Peggy Orenstein, Waiting for Daisy
Karen Evans, The Lost Daughters of China
Geraldine Brooks, Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women
Michael Zielenziger, Shutting Out the Sun
Qanta Ahmed, In the Land of Invisible Women
Caitlin Flanagan, To Hell With All That

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