books

2016 Reading

1. Chocolat by Joanne Harris
2. Life, Liberty and the existence of Sausages
3. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
4. Wild by Cheryl Strayed
5. The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick
6. The Supreme Macaroni Company
7. Down the Rabbit Hole by Holly Madison
8. Peaches for Monsieur le Curé by Joanne Harris
9. the memory keeper’s daughter (Clara)
10. the children act by Ian Mckewan (Mummy)
11. Walkable City by Jeff Speck (Janssen)
12. The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
13. Playing the Field by Zoe Foster
14. Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
15. The Masqueraders by Georgette Heyer
16. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
17. The Black Moth by Georgette Heyer
18. To the Moon and Back by Jill Mansell
19. North and South by Mrs Gaskell
20. I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella (sooo funny)
21. Delicious by Ruth Reichl
22. The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
23. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
24. A Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes
25. Americanah by Chimanda Ngozi Adiche
26. We are Called to Rise by Laura Mcbride
27. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
28. Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed
29. Yes please by Amy Poehler – good but i reckon it would be more relatable in your 30s/40s (Kate Baer)
30. The Heir and the Spare by Emily Allbright – this was oh so cheesy but so satisfying!!
31. Artistic License by Katie fforde – always a pleasure to read her gentle romantic books, especially after more high powered stuff
32. The making of a royal marriage – will and kate
33. The Oxford Inheritance – fine but lame ending
34. The Selection by Kiera Cass (Janssen)
35. It Chooses You by Miranda July
36. The Red Tent by Anita Diamant (Kate Baer)
37. The Wallcreeper by Nell Zink – such unlikeable characters
38. Pobby and Dingan by Ben Rice (Clara)
39. Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
40. Still Life by Louise Penny*
41. State of Wonder by Ann Patchett*
42. Better than Before by Gretchen Rubin – so good!!!
43. Montmorency’s Revenge by Eleanor Updale
44. If the Oceans were Ink by Carla Power
45. The Elite by Kiera Cass
46. The One by Kiera Cass
47. Surprised by Joy by C.S. Lewis
48. Dead Cold by Louise Penny*
49. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
50. Year of No Sugar by Eve O. Schaub
51. Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll
52. Peace Like a River (gave up 100 pages in, going to re-attempt in 10 years time …can tell it would be beautiful at the right time)
53. Blackout by Sarah Hepola*
54. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi (Cup of Jo)
55. Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld (great fun!)
56. Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott (Kate Baer)
57. The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton*
58. The Madwoman Upstairs by Catherine Lowell
59. Beijing Bastard by Val Wang
60. Carry On, Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton (on audio …which is maybe why i didn’t adore it as much as i would have thought … not sure if i like listening to books as much as reading them)
61. Sense and Sensibility by Joanna Trollope (disappointing!)
62. Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye*
63. Rules of Civility by Amor Towles (LOVED IT!)*
64. The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan (of course I looooved this 😍)
65. The Precious One by Marisa de los Santos*
66. Comfort Me with Apples by Ruth Reichl (Clara)
67. The Improbability of Love by Hannah Rothschild
68. An Everlasting Meal by Tamar Adler
69. Vintage Murder by Ngaio Marsh
70. Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking by Anya von Bremzen
71. Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler*
72. The Forgetting Time by Sharon Guskin*
73. The Martian by Andy Weir (I ALMOST bolded this but it’s just not quite an ADORE for me – a v good book though!) (Clara)
74. The Kitchen Counter Cooking School by Kathleen Flinn*
75. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
76. Fort of nine towers by Qais Akbar Omar (Jeffie)
77. Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty
78. Airs Above the Ground by Mary Stewart
79. The Real Thing by Ellen McCarthy*
80. MWF Seeking BFF by Rachel Bertsche
81. The One in a Million Boy by Monica Wood*
82. Food Whore by Jessica Tom
83. Lizzy and Jane by Katherine Reay
84. Not that Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham
85. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg*
86. The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown
87. Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella (very easy reading but a nice escape)
88. Falling Together by Marisa de los Santos
89. Addition by Toni Jordan
90. The Mothers by Brit Bennett*
91. A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller*
92. You’ll Grow Out of It by Jessi Klein (best I’ve read so far of this genre… still think i will enjoy most in my 30s though) (Kate Baer)
93. Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg (Juliette)
94. The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena*
95. Truly, Madly, Deeply by Liane Moriarty
96. Brooklyn by Colm Toibin (Natalie)
97. So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson*
98. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi*
99. Molly on the Range by Molly Yeh
100. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J K Rowling

(..) = recommender
* – Anne bogel made me do it

100 books completed (yahoo!)
29 non fiction
71 fiction
12 by male authors, 88 by female
4 featuring female protagonists of colour

Most literary/challenging – The Luminaries
Best prose – Fates and Furies
Best “guilty pleasure” read – The Royal We
Best love story – Falling Together
Most thought provoking – Americanah
Funniest – Eligible
Best food related – The Kitchen Counter Cooking School
Best fantasy – Carry On
Best description of setting – Sweetbitter (NYC)