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50 books 2017 added 1st January

Books I'm reading and listening to as part of the 50 books in 2017 challenge. Will be reading some favourite authors and trying some new genres...

  1. The chosen

    The chosen

    Ohlsson, Kristina
    Published : Simon & Schuster London 2015 ISBN : 1471148793 9781471148798
    Book 1. This author was recommended by my local librarian who said "the books are gripping". She was right. I love this series and started it over Christmas. Completed January.
  2. The strange library

    The strange library

    Murakami, Haruki
    Published : Harvill Secker London 2014 ISBN : 1846559219 9781846559211
    Book 2. Completed January 2017. Recommended by a colleague and my first read of this, or any Japanese, author. A very different read.
  3. Crossfire

    Crossfire

    Francis, Dick Francis, Felix
    Published : Bolinda audio 2003 ISBN : 9781486262069
    Book 3. I listened to this in the car using the BorrowBox App. Completed January 2017.
  4. How to prune: techniques and tips for every plant and season

    How to prune: techniques and tips for every plant and season

    Cushnie, John.
    Published : Kyle Cathie London 2007 ISBN : 9781856267380 1856267385
    Book 4. I'll be using this book to help me plan my pruning throughout the year.
  5. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

    Carroll, Lewis
    Published : Bolinda audio 2002 ISBN : 9781742672632
    Book 5. Completed January 2017.
    I listened to this as part of the 50 Book Challenge after reading it as a child. It is full of wonderful nonsense and a cast of weird and enchanting characters. Written to amuse in 1865, it still does today. Miriam Margolyes brings the story to life as she narrates this eaudiobook.
  6. A street cat named Bob

    A street cat named Bob

    Bowen, James.
    Published : Hodder London 2012 ISBN : 1444737112 9781444737110
    Book 6. A Quick Read. I've heard a lot about this story so am keen to read it. Completed January.
  7. Notes from a Small Island

    Notes from a Small Island

    Bryson, Bill
    Published : Bolinda/Audible audio 2003 ISBN : 9781486260508
    Book 7. Bill Bryson has been on my "to read" list for some years. It is my next listen for car journeys which seems appropriate for this title. Completed January.
  8. Mr Gandy’s Grand Tour

    Mr Gandy’s Grand Tour

    Titchmarsh, Alan
    Published : Bolinda audio 2006 ISBN : 9781489383266
    Book 8. Another listen. First non-gardening title by Alan Titchmarsh. Completed January.
  9. Apple Tree Yard

    Apple Tree Yard

    Doughty, Louise
    Published : Faber and Faber London 2013 ISBN : 0571297889 9780571297887
    Book 9. Another recommendation from my local librarian. I started to read it then saw it was on tv. Must read before I watch. Completed January.
  10. Things I Wish I'd Known

    Things I Wish I'd Known

    Green, Linda
    Published : Bolinda/Audible audio 2000 ISBN : 9781489021076
    Book 10. I decided to listen to this after reading that the author was an award-winning journalist and had written for the Guardian and The Big Issue. Completed February.
  11. The Pier Falls: And Other Stories

    The Pier Falls: And Other Stories

    Haddon, Mark
    Published : Vintage Digital 2001 ISBN : 9781473523432
    Book 11. Reading this on my phone using the BorrowBox App. Completed February.
  12. No nonsense: the autobiography

    No nonsense: the autobiography

    Barton, Joey, Calvin, Mike,
    Published : Simon & Schuster London 2016 ISBN : 9781471147586 1471147584
    Book 12. The first biography on my 50 books list. Completed April.
  13. Too close

    Too close

    Curtis, Gayle Eileen,
    Published : Twenty7 London 2016 ISBN : 1785770284 9781785770289
    Book 13. Completed February.
  14. The book thief

    The book thief

    Zusak, Markus.
    Published : Black Swan London 2008 ISBN : 9780552773898 0552773891
    Book 14. Started to listen to this and struggled with the tone and pace. Gave up and may come back to it in print.
  15. The Ice Cream Girls

    The Ice Cream Girls

    Koomson, Dorothy,
    Published : Sphere London 2013 ISBN : 075155152X 9780751551525
    Book 15. One of my favourite authors and I haven't read her books for a while so this is a treat. Completed February.
  16. Murder at the Nineteenth

    Murder at the Nineteenth

    Gregson, J. M.
    Published : Bolinda audio 2002 ISBN : 9781742608747
    Book 16. A new author and his first book, written in 1989. Another one to listen to on the commute to work. Completed February.
  17. Alys, always

    Alys, always

    Lane, Harriet
    Published : Weidenfeld & Nicolson London 2012 ISBN : 0297865048 9780297865049 9780297865018 0297865013
    Book 17
    This is a popular 50 books challenge title.
    Completed February.
  18. Hamlet

    Hamlet

    Sutherland, John Crace, John
    Published : Transworld Digital 2006 ISBN : 9781473541924
    Book 18.
    A light take on Shakespeare. Completed March.
  19. Dark Corners

    Dark Corners

    Rendell, Ruth
    Published : Bolinda audio 2005 ISBN : 9781489089847
    Book 19. Ruth Rendell's final novel.
    Completed March.
  20. 100 Hugs

    100 Hugs

    Riddell, Chris
    Published : Macmillan Children's Books 2001 ISBN : 9781509814329
    Book 20. Beautifully drawn by the Children's Laureate. Something to make you smile. Completed March.
  21. The deepest cut

    The deepest cut

    Flynn, Natalie,
    Published : Accent Press Ltd Abercynon 2016 ISBN : 9781786151063 1786151065
    Book 21. The first of the Lancashire Book of the Year 2017 shortlist.
    Completed April.
  22. Lie in Wait

    Lie in Wait

    Minett, G.J.
    Published : Bolinda/Bonnier audio 2006 ISBN : 9781489391186
    Book 22. A new author for me. Another one I listened to. Completed April.
  23. Cover your eyes

    Cover your eyes

    Geras, Adèle,
    Published : Quercus London 2014 ISBN : 9781782066071 1782066071
    Book 23. My first by this author. Completed April.
  24. Follow me back

    Follow me back

    Cloke, Nicci
    Published : Hot Key Books London 2016 ISBN : 1471405087 9781471405082
    Book 24. My second title from this 2017 Lancashire Book of the Year shortlist. Finished April.
  25. What's a girl gotta do?

    What's a girl gotta do?

    Bourne, Holly,
    Published : Usborne London 2016 ISBN : 1474915027 9781474915021
    Book 25. My third Lancashire Book of the Year 2017 title. Completed May.
  26. Never Alone

    Never Alone

    Haynes, Elizabeth
    Published : Bolinda/Audible audio 2006 ISBN : 9781489391407
    Book 26. Read her other books in recent years and looking forward to this latest one. Finished May
  27. Hillsborough voices: the real story told by the people themselves

    Hillsborough voices: the real story told by the people themselves

    Hillsborough Justice Campaign, Sampson, Kevin,
    Published : Ebury Press London 2017 ISBN : 9780091955625 0091955629
    Book 27. Read after listening to a talk by the authors at Skelmersdale library. Finished April.
  28. Little Lies

    Little Lies

    Moriarty, Liane
    Published : Bolinda audio 2007 ISBN : 9781486238453
    Book 28. Listened to this one after all the hype around the TV series. Finished April.
  29. The Museum of You

    The Museum of You

    Bray, Carys
    Published : Bolinda/Audible audio 2006 ISBN : 9781489391384
    Book 29. First by this local Lancashire author. Finished June.
  30. The unlikely pilgrimage of Harold Fry

    The unlikely pilgrimage of Harold Fry

    Joyce, Rachel.
    Published : Doubleday London 2012 ISBN : 9780857520647 0857520644
    Book 30. Recommended by one of my local librarians. Completed July.
  31. Thenford: the creation of an English garden

    Thenford: the creation of an English garden

    Heseltine, Anne, Heseltine, Michael
    Published : Head of Zeus London 2016 ISBN : 9781784979737 1784979732
    Book 31. Completed May.
  32. Book of lies

    Book of lies

    Terry, Teri,
    Published : Orchard London 2016 ISBN : 1408334283 9781408334287
    Book 32. One from the Lancashire Book of the Year 2017 shortlist. Completed May.
  33. Finding Audrey

    Finding Audrey

    Kinsella, Sophie,
    Published : Corgi Books UK 2016 ISBN : 0552573663 9780552573665
    Book 33. Another from the Lancashire Book of the Year 2017 shortlist. Completed June.
  34. About a Boy

    About a Boy

    Hornby, Nick
    Published : Bolinda/Penguin audio 2002 ISBN : 9780241973103
    Book 34. A long time since I read Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby so decided to listen to this. Completed June.
  35. Paper butterflies

    Paper butterflies

    Heathfield, Lisa,
    Published : Electric Monkey London 2016 ISBN : 1405275391 9781405275392
    Book 35. From the Lancashire Book of the Year shortlist. Completed June.
  36. Into the Water

    Into the Water

    Hawkins, Paula
    Published : Bolinda audio 2002 ISBN : 9781489404084
    Book 36. Enjoyed Girl on the train so interested in her next book. Completed August.
  37. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

    Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

    Rowling, J.K.
    Published : Pottermore from J.K. Rowling 2003 ISBN : 9781781100219
    Book 37. Read for the 20th anniversary. Completed July.
  38. Love, or nearest offer

    Love, or nearest offer

    Geras, Adèle,
    Published : Quercus London 2016 ISBN : 1782066098 9781782066095
    Book 38. Completed September.
  39. Knowing the score: my family and our tennis story

    Knowing the score: my family and our tennis story

    Murray, Judy, Heminsley, Alexandra
    Published : Chatto & Windus London 2017 ISBN : 1784741795 9781784741792
    Book 39 An inspiration to young people.
    Completed September.
  40. Gardening at Longmeadow

    Gardening at Longmeadow

    Don, Monty
    Published : BBC Digital 2002 ISBN : 9781448140503
    Book 40 Completed August.
  41. Eye of the needle

    Eye of the needle

    Follett, Ken.
    Published : Pan London 2009 ISBN : 9780330509916 0330509918
    Book 41. My first Ken Follett read.
  42. Growing from seed

    Growing from seed

    Toogood, Alan. Royal Historical Society (Great Britain)
    Published : Dorling Kindersley London 2002 ISBN : 0751337226 9780751337228
    Book 42. Wanted to learn more to grow more, and better plants. Completed Sept.
  43. Death at Whitewater Church

    Death at Whitewater Church

    Carter, Andrea
    Published : Bolinda/Audible audio 2005 ISBN : 9781489356529
    Book 43. Another BorrowBox audio and another new author. Completed September.
  44. Mystery in white: a Christmas crime story

    Mystery in white: a Christmas crime story

    Farjeon, J. Jefferson (Joseph Jefferson), 1883-1955,
    Published : The British Library London 2014 ISBN : 9780712357708 071235770X
    Book 44.
  45. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

    Rowling, J.K.
    Published : Pottermore from J.K. Rowling 2004 ISBN : 9781781102374
    Book 45. Completed October.
  46. All she ever wished for

    All she ever wished for

    Carroll, Claudia,
    Published : Avon London 2016 ISBN : 0008140731 9780008140731
    Book 46. Completed October.
  47. Mrs Dalloway

    Mrs Dalloway

    Woolf, Virginia
    Published : Naxos AudioBooks 2009 ISBN : 9789629549374
    Book 47. My first Virginia Woolf. Completed October.
  48. The Humans

    The Humans

    Haig, Matt
    Published : Bolinda/Audible audio 2003 ISBN : 9781489044853
    Book 48. A popular recommendation for #Lancs50books Completed Nov
  49. The ballroom

    The ballroom

    Hope, Anna
    Published : Black Swan London 2016 ISBN : 9780552779470 0552779474
    Another one I want to read after a #Lancs50Books recommendation.
  50. We need new names

    We need new names

    Bulawayo, NoViolet,
    Published : Chatto & Windus London 2013 ISBN : 0701188030 9780701188030 1448156238 9781448156238
    Going to read this one after a #Lancs50Books recommendation.
  51. Gone girl

    Gone girl

    Flynn, Gillian
    Published : Phoenix London 2013 ISBN : 0753827662 9780753827666
  52. What a carve up!

    What a carve up!

    Coe, Jonathan,
    Published : Viking London 2014 ISBN : 9780241967799 0241967791
  53. Cambridge Blue

    Cambridge Blue

    Bruce, Alison
    Published : Bolinda/Audible audio 2000 ISBN : 9781486284757
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