2011

This year’s reads are listed below, with links to reviews as before.

January

01. Meet Me At The Morgue – Ross Macdonald
02. The Layton Court Mystery – Anthony Berkeley
03. The Penelopiad – Margaret Atwood
04. A Good School – Richard Yates^
05. The Silmarillion# – J. R. R. Tolkien (re-read)
06. The Shaping of Middle-Earth – J. R. R. Tolkien
07. Ratking – Michael Dibdin
08. Vendetta – Michael Dibdin
09. Different for Girls* – Joan Smith
10. A Masculine Ending – Joan Smith
11. What Men Say – Joan Smith

February

12. Molesworth – Geoffrey Willan & Ronald Searle (re-read)
13. If on a winter’s night a traveller – Italo Calvino^
14. Cabal – Michael Dibdin
15. Dracula – Bram Stoker^
16. Please Ignore Vera Dietz – A. S. King^
17. The Monk – Matthew Lewis^
18. Blades of the Rose: Warrior – Zoe Archer^
19. Blades of the Rose: Scoundrel – Zoe Archer
20. Blades of the Rose: Rebel – Zoe Archer
21. Blades of the Rose: Stranger – Zoe Archer
22. The Lord of the Rings – J. R. R. Tolkien (re-read)
23. Daughter of the Blood – Anne Bishop^
24. The Clocks – Agatha Christie (re-read)

March

25. Fables: Legends in Exile** – Bill Willingham & Lan Medina^
26. N or M? – Agatha Christie (re-read)
27. Towards Zero – Agatha Christie (re-read)
28. Jennings Goes to School – Anthony Buckeridge (re-read)
29. Jennings Follows A Clue – Anthony Buckeridge
30. Sparkling Cyanide – Agatha Christie (re-read)
31. Fables 2: Animal Farm** – Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham & Steve Leialoha
32. Fables 3: Storybook Love** – Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham & Steve Leialoha
33. Just My Type* – Simon Garfield^
34. Jennings’ Little Hut – Anthony Buckeridge
35. To the Lighthouse – Virginia Woolf^
36. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief – Rick Riordan^
37. Lisa and Co. – Jilly Cooper (re-read)
38. Unnatural Death – Dorothy L. Sayers (re-read)
39. Five Red Herrings – Dorothy L. Sayers (re-read)
40. Zodiac – Neal Stephenson
41. The Nine Tailors – Dorothy L. Sayers (re-read)
42. Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters – Rick Riordan
43. Thirteenth Child – Patricia Wrede
44. Moon Called – Patricia Briggs^
45. Percy Jackson and the Titan’s Curse – Rick Riordan
46. Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth – Rick Riordan
47. Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian – Rick Riordan

April

48. District and Circle – Seamus Heaney (poetry)
49. To Miss With Love* – Katherine Birbalsingh^
50. Shades of Grey – Jasper Fforde
51. Sailing to Sarantium – Guy Gavriel Kay
52. The Pinhoe Egg – Diana Wynne Jones (re-read)
53. Jennings and Darbishire – Anthony Buckeridge
54. Lord of Emperors – Guy Gavriel Kay
55. Black Shadows – Simon Swift^
56. Quirkology* – Prof. Richard Wiseman^
57. Started Early, Took My Dog – Kate Atkinson^
58. A Song for Arbonne – Guy Gavriel Kay

May

59. Bear Island – Alistair MacLean (re-read)
60. Blood Bound – Patricia Briggs
61. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service – Ian Fleming (re-read)
62. Stormy Petrel – Mary Stewart
63. Wildfire at Midnight – Mary Stewart
64. Nine Coaches Waiting – Mary Stewart
65. Airs Above The Ground – Mary Stewart
66. The Golden Rendezvous – Alistair MacLean (re-read)
67. The Gabriel Hounds – Mary Stewart
68. The Ivy Tree – Mary Stewart
69. Touch Not the Cat – Mary Stewart
70. Caravan to Vaccarès – Alistair MacLean (re-read)
71. Seawitch – Alistair MacLean (re-read)
72. Night Without End – Alistair MacLean
73. Breakheart Pass – Alistair MacLean
74. Goodbye California – Alistair MacLean
75. Hearts and Minds – Rosy Thornton^
76. The Hundred and Ninety-Nine Steps (novella) – Michel Faber^
77. Hand in Glove – Ngaio Marsh
78. Sex and the City – Candace Bushnell^
79. The Anthologist – Nicholson Baker^
80. Of Mutability – Jo Shapcott^ (poetry)

June

81. The Fall of Yugoslavia* – Misha Glenny
82. Speaking of Jennings – Anthony Buckeridge
83. The Moonstone – Wilkie Collins (re-read)
84. A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
85. The Way to Dusty Death – Alistair MacLean
86. To All Appearance, Dead – Liz Filleul^
87. The Nonesuch – Georgette Heyer (re-read)
88. False Colours – Georgette Heyer (re-read)
89. CryoBurn – Lois McMaster Bujold

July

90. Cautionary TalesClare McBride (ed.)
91. The Innocence of Father Brown – G. K. Chesterton
92. The Wisdom of Father Brown – G. K. Chesterton
93. The Incredulity of Father Brown – G. K. Chesterton
94. The Secret of Father Brown – G. K. Chesterton
95. Thornyhold – Mary Stewart
96. The Scandal of Father Brown – G. K. Chesterton
97. Dead Until Dark – Charlaine Harris^
98. Living Dead in Dallas – Charlaine Harris
99. Club Dead – Charlaine Harris
100. Neuromancer – William Gibson^

August

101. Rose Cottage – Mary Stewart
102. Delusions of Gender* – Cordelia Fine^
103. Thus Was Adonis Murdered – Sarah Caudwell^
104. Royal Escape – Georgette Heyer
105. The Emperor’s Edge – Lindsay Buroker^
106. Snow Crash – Neal Stephenson (re-read)
107. Sophie’s Turn – Nicky Wells^
108. Vintage Murder – Ngaio Marsh (re-read)
109. Enchanted Glass – Diana Wynne Jones (re-read)
110. My Brother Michael – Mary Stewart (re-read)
111. Behold, Here’s Poison – Georgette Heyer (re-read)
112. Whom the Gods Love – Kate Ross (re-read)
113. Dead to the World – Charlaine Harris
114. A High Wind in Jamaica – Richard Hughes^

September

115. The Sirens Sang of Murder – Sarah Caudwell
116. Wigs on the Green – Nancy Mitford
117. The Shortest Way to Hades – Sarah Caudwell
118. When God Spoke English: the making of the King James Bible* – Adam Nicholson^
119. House of Silence – Linda Gillard^
120. Surface Detail – Iain M. Banks
121. Dead as a Doornail – Charlaine Harris
122. Cosima Wagner: Lady of Bayreuth* – Oliver Hilmes^
123. Definitely Dead – Charlaine Harris
124. A Princess of Mars – Edgar Rice Burroughs^
125. Dark Currents – Lindsay Buroker
126. All Together Dead – Charlaine Harris

October

127. From Dead to Worse – Charlaine Harris
128. Dead and Gone – Charlaine Harris
129. The Documents in the Case – Dorothy L. Sayers (re-read)

November

130. A Shilling for Candles – Josephine Tey (re-read)
131. Altered Carbon – Richard Morgan^
132. Hons and Rebels* – Jessica Mitford^

December

133. Too Big To Fail* – Andrew Ross Sorkin^
134. Conference at Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
135. The Wild Hunt of Hagworthy – Penelope Lively
136. Blue Remembered Hills* – Rosemary Sutcliff
137. Come Away, Death – Gladys Mitchell
138. Decline of the English Murder* – George Orwell (essays)
139. Simon – Rosemary Sutcliff
140. Highland Fling – Nancy Mitford
141. A Study in Scarlet – Arthur Conan Doyle
142. The Hound of the Baskervilles – Arthur Conan Doyle (re-read)
143. Jack and Jill – Louisa M. Alcott
144. An Old-Fashioned Girl – Louisa M. Alcott (re-read)
145. A Girl of the Limberlost – Gene Stratton Porter
146. Storm Front – Jim Butcher
147. Daddy-Long-Legs – Jean Webster (re-read)

*Non fiction; ^New author; #Audiobook; **Graphic novel

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