Reading List

One year on from first publishing this list and you know what, not such a failed venture. I thought it would languish untouched as I just read my favourite books over and over again. But that hasn’t been the case. And I have to admit that my love of crossing things off lists has sometimes been the only motivation to get through certain books that shall remain nameless (*cough* Charles Dickens *cough*).

There are, I’ll admit, some books that have been here right from the start but I just haven’t found myself in the mood to read Little Women yet.

So 2015’s reads have been archived here and 2016 can have a fresh start.

  1. Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
  2. Lady Susan – Jane Austen
  3. The Road to Little Dribbling – Bill Bryson
  4. The Thirty-Nine Steps – John Buchan
  5. Murder on the Orient Express – Agatha Christie
  6. The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
  7. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – Suzanne Collins
  8. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Suzanne Collins
  9. Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
  10. Not That Kind of Girl – Lena Dunham
  11. The Marriage Plot – Jeffrey Eugenides
  12. Dark Places – Gillian Flynn
  13. Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn
  14. Sharp Objects – Gillian Flynn
  15. We Are All Completely Besides Ourselves – Karen Joy Fowler
  16. The Cuckoo’s Calling – John Galbraith
  17. An Abundance of Katherines – John Green
  18. Will Grayson, Will Grayson – John Green
  19. The Taming of the Queen – Philippa Gregory
  20. Married Love – Tessa Hadley
  21. Under the Greenwood Tree – Thomas Hardy
  22. Elizabeth is Missing – Emma Healey
  23. Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
  24. The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared – Jonas Jonasson
  25. Mister Pip – Lloyd Jones
  26. Small Island – Andrea Levy
  27. Dear Daughter – Elizabeth Little
  28. White Fang – Jack London
  29. Black Dogs – Ian McEwan
  30. The Cement Garden – Ian McEwan
  31. The Innocent – Ian McEwan
  32. Me Before You – JoJo Moyes
  33. 1984 – George Orwell
  34. The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
  35. Carry On – Rainbow Rowell
  36. The Tales of Beedle the Bard – JK Rowling
  37. Station Eleven – Emily St John Mandel
  38. This One Is Mine – Maria Semple
  39. Where’d You Go, Bernadette – Maria Semple
  40. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society – Mary Ann Shaffer and Anne Barrows
  41. The Rosie Effect – Graeme Simsion
  42. Eligible – Curtis Sittenfield
  43. Wild – Cheryl Strayed
  44. Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray
  45. War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
  46. In a Dark Dark Wood – Ruth Ware
  47. Dandelion Clocks – Rebecca Westcott
  48. The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde
  49. The Book Thief – Markus Zusak

10 thoughts on “Reading List

      1. I was pretty sure about your answer 😀
        All the book lovers would choose books over the movies.
        Well I am more of a visual person. Hence I would choose to take the shortcut of watching the movie instead of reading. 😉

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  1. Hi Lizzy! We’re trying to organize a little book club with a few book bloggers this summer, and we’d love to have you involved! If you’re interested in hearing a little more, please shoot us an email (our email address is on our contact page, otherwise use the contact form!), because we’d love to have you involved! Thanks!

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  2. Hey Lizzy! Have you read any of these before? I think I can count on zero fingers how many books I’ve read twice, but there is one I will look at again soon. Two of the ones from your list I have just experienced – The Fault in Our Stars the movie, and the novel of Dickens’ Tale. Good luck with the latter — a tough read, but stick with it because it is fabulous!


    1. I haven’t read any of these before but there are a few books that I’ve read more times than I can count. The Harry Potters for one! As much as I love reading new books theres something so comforting about a book you already know. And I hope you’re right about the Dickens because I’m about half way through and yet to be convinced!

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