My Books List

In 2015 I decided to start to track the books I have read. I am not someone who reads volumes and volumes and I will confess I find reading to be a challenge at times and a book will lay unread for long periods.

stack of books on white fabric
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Also in 2015, I set myself a rule about reading books – I would go back to a book 3 times and if after the 3rd attempt the book was still not gripping me then I would class it as a Did Not Finish and move on.

By this I mean I would pick a book and try to read it if I faltered or struggled I would stop and start something else. I would, however, keep the book on my reading list. I would repeat this 3 times. 

  1. More Than This by Patrick Ness 480pp – 2015
  2. The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett – 288pp – 2015
  3. The Northern Lights (His Dark Materials #1) by Philip Pullman – 448pp – 2015
  4. The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials #2) by Philip Pullman – 368pp – 2015
  5. Ordinary People, Extraordinary lives by Nikki Emerson – 208pp – 2015
  6. Amber Spy Glass (His Dark Materials #3) by Philip Pullman – 544pp – 2015
  7. The Sweet Smell of Decay by Paul Lawrence – 449pp – 2015
  8. Hell and High Water: One Man’s Attempt to Swim the Length of Britain by Sean Conway – 336pp – 2015
  9. The BFG by Roald Dahl – 224pp – 2015 {RD}
  10. Matilda by Roald Dahl – 256pp – 2015 {RD}
  11. One Day by David Nicholls – 448pp – 2016
  12. The Boy Who Biked the World: On The Road to Africa by Alastair Humpherys – 128pp – 2016
  13. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins – 416pp – 2016
  14. The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness – 320pp – 2016
  15. Rolling Rocks Downhill: by Clarke Ching – 320pp – 2016
  16. Tribes by Seth Godin – 144pp – 2017
  17. The Miracle Morning: 6 Habits That Will Transform Your Life Before 8 am by Hal Elrod – 224pp – 2017
  18. The Escape Manifesto Quit your Corporate Job Do Something Different by Escape the City – 280pp – 2017
  19. ReWork Change the Way You Work Forever by Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson – 288pp – 2017
  20. The Vesuvius Club by Mark Gatiss – 256pp – 2017
  21. Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs by Henry Carroll – 128pp – 2017
  22. The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg – 226pp – 2017
  23. Dot Con by James Veitch – 144pp – 2018
  24. Danny Champion of the World by Roald Dhal -240pp – 2018 {RD}
  25. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley – 288pp – 2018
  26. How to Stop Time by Matt Haig – 336pp – 2018
  27. Sherlock Homes a Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle – 123pp – 2018 {AB}
  28. Sherlock Homes the Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle – 160pp – 2018 {AB}
  29. The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris – 320pp – 2018 {AB}
  30. Awful Aunty by David Walliams – 416pp – 2018 {RD}
  31. Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig – 272pp – 2018 {AB}
  32. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle – 336pp – 2019 {AB}
  33. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle – 304pp 2019 {AB}
  34. The Hundred – Year – Old Man Who Climbed Out Of The Window And Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson – 400pp – 2019 {AB}
  35. The Humans by Matt Haig – 320pp – 2019 {AB}
  36. Baby Aliens Got my Teacher by Pamela Butchart – 128pp – 2019 {RD}
  37. Prisoners of Geography:  Ten Maps that tell you everything you need to know about global politics by Tim Marshal – 320pp – 2019 {AB}
  38. The Year of Less by Cait Flanders – pp216 – 2019{AB}
  39. Holding by Graham Norton – pp320 – 2019 {AB}
  40. Dare to Do – Sarah Outen – pp320 – 2019
  41. The Trouble with Goats and Sheep – Joanna Cannon – pp464 – 2019 {AB}
  42. The Subtle art of not giving a Fu*k – Mark Manson – pp224 – 2019 {AB}
  43. Fox Tossing Octopus Wrestling and other Forgotten Sports – Edward Brooke-Hitching – pp288 – 2019
  44. My Midsummer Morning Rediscovering a Life of Adventure – Alastair Humphreys – pp258 – 2019
  45. Ruby in the Smoke – Philip Pullman – p240 – 2019 {AB}
  46. The Three-Body Problem – Cixin Liu – pp416 – 2019 {AB}
  47. The Diary of a Book Seller – Shaun Bythell – pp320 – 2019 {AB}
  48. The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery – pp96 – 2019 {AB}
  49. The Hound of the Baskervilles – Arther Conan Doyle – pp208 -2019 {AB}
  50. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis de Bernieres – pp534 – 2019 {AB}
  51. Roof toppers – Katherine Rundell – pp288 – 2019 {AB}
  52. Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell – Susanne Clarke – pp865 –  2020[AB}
  53. Locke and Key Vol 1 – Welcome to Lovecraft – Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez – pp152 – 2020{GN}
  54. Locke and Key Vol 2 – Head Games – Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez – pp156 – 2020{GN}
  55. Locke and Key Vol 3 – Crown of Shadows – Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez – pp152 – 2020{GN}
  56. Not My Fathers Son – Alan Cumming – pp304 – 2020 {AB}
  57. Locke and Key Vol 4 – Keys to the Kingdom – Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez – pp160 – 2020{GN}
  58. Locke and Key Vol 5 – Clockwork – Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez – pp154 – 2020{GN}
  59. Locke and Key Vol 6 – Alpha and Omega – Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez – pp190 – 2020{GN}
  60. The Salt Path – Raynor Winn – pp288 – 2020
  61. Around the World in 80 Trains – Monisha Rajesh – pp318 – 2020
  62. The Explorer – Katherine Rundell – pp416 -2020 {AB}
  63. The Umbrella Academy Volume 1 by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá – pp192 – 2020{GN}
  64. The Year of Living Danishly: Uncovering the Secrets of the World’s Happiest Country – Helen Russell- pp368 – 2020 {AB}
  65. Gipsy Boy – Mikey Walsh – pp304 – 2020 {AB}
  66. Afloat: A Memoir – Danie Couchman -pp224 – 2020{AB}
  67. The Umbrella Academy Volume 2, Dallas – Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá – pp192 – 2020{GN}
  68. Boy Under Water – Adam Baron – pp256 – 2021{AB}
  69. The Umbrella Academy Volume 3, The Hotel Oblivion – Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá – pp216 – 2021{GN}
  70. Two Steps Forward – Graeme Simsion & Anni Buist – pp387 – 2021{AB}
  71. Can you see me – Libby Scott & Rebecca Westcott – pp368 – 2021{AB}
  72. Fangland – Jonh Marks – pp400 – 2021
  73. The Strange Death of Europe by Douglas Murray – pp384 – 2021{AB}
  74. Starter for ten – David Nichols – pp473 -2021{AB}
  75. Room with a View – E. M Forster – pp256 – 2021{AB}
  76. Who Fears Death – Nnedi Okorator – pp400 – 2021{AB}
  77. Vile Bodies – Evelyn Waugh – pp288 – 2021{AB}
  78. The Living Mountain by Nan Shepherd – pp160 – 2021{AB}
  79. Our Towns by James and Deborah Fallows – pp404 – 2021{AB}
  80. Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir – pp448  – 2021{AB}
  81. Skyfairing – A Journey With a Pilot by Mark Vanhoenacker – pp352 – 2021{AB}
  82. The Culture Code by Daniel Coyle –  pp304 – 2021
  83. The Little Paris Book Shop by Nina George – pp368 – 2021 {AB}
  84. The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom – pp240 – 2021{AB}
  85. My Life in Pieces by Simon Callow
  86. Children of time by Adrian Tchaikovsky

This Year (2020) I have decided to start an end of year review post, I will link back to them here when they go live:


Reading Stats

Total Books In List86
Total Books Finished84
Total Equivalent Pages Read25,373
Total Audio Book time13 days 11 hours 58 mins
Books Read in 201510
Books Read in 20165
Books Read in 20177
Books Read in 201811
Books Read in 201920
Books Read in 202016