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 – Douglas Murray
  74. The Culture Code – Daniel Coyle

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 List74
Total Books Finished72
Total Equivalent Pages Read21,296
Total Audio Book time10 days 0 hours 51 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