Books 08

Books read in 2008

(R) denotes books I re-read

01. Attention All Shipping by Charlie Connelly
02. Dracula by Bram Stoker (R)
03. Silk by Alessandro Baricco
04. Asylum by Patrick McGrath
05. Girl Meets Boy by Ali Smith
06. The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (R)
07. The Painted Veil by W. Somersey Maugham
08. The Ice Palace by Terjei Vesaas
09. The Silent World of Nicholas Quinn by Colin Dexter
10. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street by Anonymous
11. Watch Me Disappear by Jill Dawson
12. Something Childish But Very Natural by Katherine Mansfield
13. Clear: A Transparent Novel by Nicola Barker
14. The Island of Doctor Moreau by HG Wells
15. Starfishing by Nicola Monaghan
16. Annie Dunne by Sebastian Barry
17. The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon (R)
18. Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn
19. I Am Mary Dunne by Brian Moore
20. Hearts and Minds by Rosy Thornton
21. Joshua Spassky by Gwendoline Riley
22. The Story of a Marriage by Andrew Sean Greer
23. My Side of the Matter by Truman Capote (Penguin Pocket 70s)
24. Ali Smith’s Supersonic 70’s by Ali Smith (Penguin Pocket 70s)
25. The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett
26. The Victorians by AN Wilson
27. Frost in May by Antonia White
28. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan
29. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
30. The Collected Stories by Grace Paley
31. The Loudest Sound and Nothing by Clare Wigfall
32. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot
33. Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith
34. Scotland: A Very Short Introduction by Rab Houston
35. Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
36. Save Me From Myself by Brian ‘Head’ Welch
37. The Spare Room by Helen Garner
38. Women and Literature in Britain 1800-1900 edited by Joanne Shattock
39. Mortification: Writers’ Stories of their Public Shame edited by Robin Robertson
40. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley
41. Sod That! 103 Things Not To Do Before You Die by Sam Jordison
42. Nineteenth-Century Religion and Literature: An Introduction by Mark Knight and Emma Mason
43. The Fire Gospel by Michel Faber
44. The Resurrectionist by James Bradley
45. The Daughters of Danaus by Mona Caird
46. Reading the Oxford English Dictionary by Ammon Shea
47. The Woman in Black by Susan Hill
48. In Memoriam by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
49. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope
50. Salem Chapel by Mrs Oliphant
51. Romola by George Eliot
52. The Suspicions of Mr Whicher by Kate Summerscale



  1. Fifty-two books in a year – perfect!

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