Read 2015

My reading list for 2015.

All books link back to the original review and if appropriate by affiliate link to Amazon.co.uk if you click on titles.

Key to Abbreviations.
AV = Amazon Vine – Review copy chosen from a list offered to ‘Vine Voices';  B = Borrowed from friends or family;  G = Gift – Birthdays and Christmas etc, and Giveaway prizes;  LTER = Freebie from the Librarything Early Reviewers draw;  O = Own – I bought / swapped / inherited it;  RP = Freebie requested from the publisher – where I requested a particular book;  PS = Freebie from publisher, sent after asking if I’d like a copy;  UNS = Unsolicited freebie; finally an asterisk * = from the TBR (acquired before 1.1.14)

Finished in DECEMBER, reviewed in JANUARY
– The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil by Stephen Collins – O* (10/10) – Review
– A Question of Upbringing by Anthony Powell – O* (8/10) – Review
– Armchair Nation by Joe Moran – O* (9/10) – Review at SNBks
– The Year of the Rat by Clare Furniss – PS* – Review at SNBks

JANUARY
1. Jackanory – Stories from Russia – O* Review
2. The Woman Who Liked Clean Rest Rooms by J.P. Donleavy – O* (6/10) Review
3. Funny Girl by Nick Hornby – PS* Review at SNBks
4. The List of My Desires by Gregoire Delacourt – O* (8.5/10) – Review
5. Humor by Stanley Donwood – PS* (6/10) – Review
6. The Year of Reading Dangerously by Andy Miller – O* (8/10) – Review
7. The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick – O* (9.5/10) – Review at SNBks
8. The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge – O* (6/10) – Review
9. Where I’m Reading From by Tim Parks – PS* – Review at SNBks
10. I was here by Gayle Forman – PS* – Review at SNBks
11. Pictures or it Didn’t Happen by Sophie Hannah – PS – Capsule review
12. Dead Man Talking by Roddy Doyle – PS – Capsule review
13. Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer – O* – Review

FEBRUARY
14. Travelling to Infinity by Jane Hawking – PS* (7.5/10) – Review
15. The Door That Led to Where by Sally Gardner – PS* (8/10) – Review at SNBks
16. Get Me Out of Here by Henry Sutton – O* (9.5/10) – Review
17. Authority by Jeff Vandermeer – O* (8/10) – Review
18. Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper – PS* (9/10) – Review at SNBks
19. A Buyer’s Market (Dance #2) by Anthony Powell – O* (9/10) – Review
20. A War of Flowers by Jane Thynne – PS (9/10) – Review
21. Naked in Death by J.D.Robb – O* (5.5/10) – Review
22. Lurid & Cute by Adam Thirlwell – PS – DNF (120 pages) – Review
23. The Twin by Gerbrand Bakker – O* – (9/10) – Review
24. The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro – PS (8/10) – Review at SNBks

MARCH
25. Birth of a Theorem by Cedric Villani – PS (8/10) – Review at SNBks
26. Fire Flowers by Ben Byrne – PS (9/10) – Review at SNBks
27. Our Endless Numbered Days by Claire Fuller – PS (10/10) Review at SNBks
28. The Helios Disaster by Linda Bostrum Knausgaard – PS (8.5/10) – Review
29. Ross Poldark by Winston Graham – O (9/10) – Review at SNBks
30. The Knowledge by Lewis Dartnell – O (8.5/10) – Review at SNBks
31. Dear Lupin: Letters to a Wayward Son by Richard and Charlie Mortimer – O* (9/10) – Review
32. Irène (The Camille Verhoeven Trilogy) by Pierre Lemaitre – O* (10/10)Review
33. Spring Tide (Ronning & Stilton 1) by Cilla and Rolf Bjorlind – PS* (10/10)Review
34. The Acceptance World by Anthony Powell – O* (7.5/10) – Review
35. Half Wild by Sally Green – O (8.5/10) – Review at SNBks

APRIL
36. The Fifth Gospel by Ian Caldwell – PS (6.5/10) – Review
37. Paper Towns by John Green – O* (8/10) – Review
38. Camille (The Camille Verhoeven Trilogy) by Pierre Lemaitre – PS – Review
39. Look Back in Anger: Faber Modern Classics by John Osborne (for SNBks)
40. Naked at the Albert Hall: The Inside Story of Singing by Tracey Thorn (8.5/10) PS – Review at SNBks
41. Hotel Arcadia by Sunny Singh (10/10) PS – Review at SNBks
42. The Boy Who Stole Attila’s Horse (Pushkin Collection) by Ivan Repila – PS (7.5/10) – Review
43. All I Know Now by Carrie Hope Fletcher (8/10) PS – Review at SNBks
44. The Bees by Laline Paull (8/10) O – Review
45. The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides – O* (8.5/10) – Review
46. At Lady Molly’s (Dance to the Music of Time) by Anthony Powell

MAY
47. Deja Vu by Ian Hocking – PS (6.10) – Review
48. The Field of the Cloth of Gold by Magnus Mills – (8.5/10) O – Review at SNBks
49. The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton – O
50. The Long Firm by Jake Arnott – (10/10) O* – Review
51. Something Nasty in the Woodshed by Kyril Bonfiglioli – (7/10) O* – Review
52. Acts of Omission by Terry Stiastny – (7.5/10) PS – (8/10) Review
53. The Ship by Antonia Honeywell – (8.5/10) O – Review
54. The Drowned World by J.G.Ballard – O* (9/10) – Review
55. Acceptance by Jeff Vandermeer – O* (7.5/10) – Review

JUNE
56. Instrumental by James Rhodes – O* (10/10)Review at SNBks
57. Orient by Christopher Bollen – PS (9/10) – Review
58. Pietr the Latvian by Georges Simenon – O* (7.5/10) – Review
59. Three Bedrooms in Manhattan by Georges Simenon – O (8.5/10) – Review
60. The Yellow Dog by Georges Simenon – O* (9/10) – Review
61. A Lovely Way to Burn by Louise Welsh – PS (8.5/10) – Review
62. Season of Migration to the North by Tayeb Salih – O (6/10) – Review
63. The late Mr Gallet by Georges Simenon – O* (6.5/10) – Review
64. The Versions of Us by Laura Barnett – O (9/10) – Review
65. I Saw A Man by Owen Sheers – PS (8.5/10) – Review at SNBks
66. Third Voice by Cilla and Rolf Bjorlind – PS (9/10) – Review
67. Spirals in Time – The Secret Life and Curious Afterlife of Seashells by Helen Scales – PS (9/10) – Review at SNBks

JULY
68. Soulless by Gail Carriger – O* (8/10) – Review
69. Young God by Katharine Faw Morris – O (10/10)Review
70. Why we broke up by Daniel Handler – O* (8/10) – Review
71. The watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley
72. The Sundial by Shirley Jackson – O (9.5/10) – Review
73. The Martian by Andy Weir – O* (8/10) – Review
74. Wake up, Sir by Jonathan Ames
75. The Hanged Man of Saint-Pholien by Georges Simenon
76. Black Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin

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