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How many books have you read in 2005?


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I've never kept a list either but started one after reading this and it looks as if I read much more than I thought :eek: I knew I read about 2-3 books a week but so far I have a 2 page list.


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1. Harlan Coben - The final detail
2. John Grisham - the last juror
3. Michael connelly - the poet
4. sue walker - The reunion
5. Lynda le plante - bove suspicion
6. Loius nowra - Cosi
7. Michael connelly - The narrows
8. Tracy Chevalier - Girl with a Pearl Earring
9. Peter Goldsworthy - Maestro
10. Vicki Mackenzie - Why Buddhism?
11. Michael Robotham - Lost
12. Harlan Coben - The innocent
13. Nicci French - Catch me when I fall
14. James PAtterson - Honeymoon
15. Michael Connelly - The closers
16. James Siegel - Detour
17. James Patterson - 4th of July
18. Robert Crais - The Forgotten man
19. Oscar Wilde - The importance of being earnest
20. Steven booth - The dead place
21. Jose Saramago - Blindness
22. elliot Perlman - seven types of ambiguity.



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Kakfa by the Shore - Haruki Murakami
Genizah at the House of Shepher - Tamar Yellin
Shadow of the Giant - Orson Scott Card
The Warriror Prophet - R. Scott Bakker
Orphans of Chaos - John C. Wright
The Golden Transcendance - John C. Wright
Blades of Tyshalle - Matthew Stover
Learning theWorld - Ken Macleod
Melusine - Sarah Monette
Confessions of the Mask - Mishima Yukio
From the Files of the Time Rangers - Richard Bowes
Shaman's Crossing - Robin Hobb
Vellum - Hal Duncan
The Elder Staves - Steven Oliverez
Demonsouled - Jonathan Moeller
In the Palace of Repose - Holly Phillips
The Crimson Sword - Eldon Thompson
The Year of Our War - Steph Swainston
Things that Never Were: Fantasies, Lunacies, and Entertaining Lies - Matthew Rossi
New Universal History of Infamy - Rhys Hughes
The Amulet of Samarkland - Jonathan Stroud
Looking for Jake - China Mieville
Yume Me Hon: Book of Dreams - Catherynne M. Valente
Magic for Beginners - Kelly Link
Forbidden Colours - Mishima Yukio
Jhereg - Steven Brust
Priincess of Roumania - Paul Park
Secret Life - Jeff VanderMeer
Coronation - John J. Savo
Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro
The Twins - Gary Wassner
The Awakening - Gary Wassner
The Shard - Gary Wassner
Pact of Our Father - Ramsey Cambellp
Facts of Life - Graham Joyce
Black Brillion - Matthww Hughes
System of the World - Neal Stephenson
Thirss for Love - Mishima Yukio
The Gadren party and Other Storys - Katherine Mansfield
Quin's Shanghai Circus - Edward Whittemore
Jerusalem Poker - Edward Whittemore
Nile Shadows - Edward Whittemore
Jericho Mosaic - Edward Whittemore
Sinai Tapestry - Edward Whittemore
House of Leaves -Mark Danielewski
Teh Temple of the Golden Pavillion - Mishima Yukio
This Thing of Darkness - Harry Thompson
Saturday - Ian Mcewan

That doesn't include Rereads and I'm sure I have missed more than a few.


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I'm now nudging 'the ton' which I have to say has surprised me as I don't think I've ever got through that many before:

95. Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert (current)
94. Ghost Town, Patrick McGrath
93. Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?, Raymond Carver (R)
92. A Good School, Richard Yates
91. The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil, George Saunders
---. On Beauty, Zadie Smith (abandoned)
---. Cooking with Fernet Branca, James Hamilton-Paterson (abandoned when, by some alchemy, it went from being hugely entertaining to unfinishably dull within about 50 pages)
90. Howards End, E.M. Forster
89. The Best of McSweeney's, Vol. 1, ed. Dave Eggers
88. Explorers of the New Century, Magnus Mills
87. Damascus, Richard Beard
86. Lunar Park, Bret Easton Ellis
85. Stet, Diana Athill
84. The Temptation of St. Antony, Gustave Flaubert
83. Music, in a Foreign Language, Andrew Crumey
82. The Accidental, Ali Smith
---. Birds Without Wings, Louis de Bernieres (suspended)
81. Everything That Rises Must Converge (stories), Flannery O'Connor
80. Hiroshima, John Hersey
79. Antic Hay, Aldous Huxley
78. They Came Like Swallows, William Maxwell
---. Different Seasons, Stephen King (abandoned)
77. The Untouchable, John Banville
76. Laughing Gas, P.G. Wodehouse
75. Time Will Darken It, William Maxwell
74. Young Hearts Crying, Richard Yates
73. Fullalove, Gordon Burn (R)
72. Bartleby & Co., Enrique Vila-Matas
---. Mosaic, Michael Holroyd (abandoned)
71. Specimen Days, Michael Cunningham
70. The Ballad of Peckham Rye, Muriel Spark
69. The Pedant in the Kitchen, Julian Barnes
68. Turtle Diary, Russell Hoban
67. The Empress of Ireland, Christopher Robbins
66. The Girls of Slender Means, Muriel Spark
65. The Coma, Alex Garland
64. Ten Sorry Tales, Mick Jackson
63. Blockbuster: How the Jaws and Jedi Generation Turned Hollywood into a Boom Town, Tom Shone
62. Arthur & George, Julian Barnes
61. The Bachelors, Muriel Spark
60. A Country Doctor's Notebook, Mikhail Bulgakov
59. Mobius Dick, Andrew Crumey
58. Like a Fiery Elephant: The Story of B.S. Johnson, Jonathan Coe
57. The Unfortunates, B.S. Johnson
56. Crome Yellow, Aldous Huxley
55. Collected Stories, Richard Yates
54. The Unconsoled, Kazuo Ishiguro (R)
53. Mutants: On the Form, Varieties and Errors of the Human Body, Armand Marie Leroi
52. George and Sam, Charlotte Moore
51. The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell
50. Eleanor Rigby, Douglas Coupland
49. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Jonathan Safran Foer
48. Pattern Recognition, William Gibson
47. Collected Short Stories, H.G. Wells
46. Bound and Gagged: A Secret History of Obscenity in Britain, Alan Travis
45. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson
44. Port Mungo, Patrick McGrath (R)
43. Our Hidden Lives: the Remarkable Diaries of Postwar Britain, Simon Garfield
42. The Essential Tales of Chekhov, ed. Richard Ford
41. Henderson the Rain King, Saul Bellow
---. Baudolino, Umberto Eco (abandoned with relief)
40. The Invisible Man, H.G. Wells
39. The Power and the Glory, Graham Greene
38. The War of the Worlds, H.G. Wells
37. The Time Machine, H.G. Wells
36. Homage to Catalonia, George Orwell
35. The Athenian Murders, José Carlos Somoza
---. Dark Tales of Time and Space, Sean Wright
34. I am Charlotte Simmons, Tom Wolfe
33. Rabbit Redux, John Updike
32. A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian, Marina Lewycka
31. Pastoralia, George Saunders (R)
30. Fruit of the Lemon, Andrea Levy
29. Confessions of a Sinner, St. Augustine
28. Oracle Night, Paul Auster
27. Cold Spring Harbor, Richard Yates
26. Pieces for the Left Hand, J. Robert Lennon
25. Absolute Friends, John le Carré
24. Meditations, Marcus Aurelius
23. On Beauty: A History of a Western Idea, ed. Umberto Eco
22. Screen Burn, Charlie Brooker
21. Feel, Chris Heath
20. How We Are Hungry, Dave Eggers
19. Don't Tell Me The Truth About Love, Dan Rhodes
18. Stevenson Under the Palm Trees, Alberto Manguel
17. The Medusa Frequency, Russell Hoban
16. Saturday, Ian McEwan
15. The Polysyllabic Spree, Nick Hornby
14. Divided Kingdom, Rupert Thomson
13. Never Let Me Go, Kazuo Ishiguro
12. Fiesta (The Sun Also Rises), Ernest Hemingway
---. Becoming Strangers, Louise Dean (abandoned)
11. The Lost World and Other Thrilling Tales, Arthur Conan Doyle
10. Stars and Bars, William Boyd
9. Soft, Rupert Thomson (R)
8. The Time Traveler's Wife, Audrey Niffenegger
7. All Points North, Simon Armitage (R)
6. Small Island, Andrea Levy
5. Looking in the Distance: The Human Search for Meaning, Richard Holloway
4. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle
3. The Shadow of the Wind, Carlos Ruiz Zafón
2. The Timewaster Letters, Robin Cooper
1. The Men Who Stare at Goats, Jon Ronson


New Member
Lol I cant remember half of the books I've read this year but I think its around 65 pretty big fantasy novels. Some of the Authors I have read this year include R.A. Salvatore, Steven Erikson, Robert Jordan, Raymond E. Feist, jack Whyte, George R.R Martin, Terry Brooks, and Guy Gavriel Kay.


New Member
OMG...how do you manage to read 95 books and the year is not even over yet :eek: I am on my 50th. Hard to believe I read even that much but I did!! LOL


New Member
As I said, I havne't been keeping a list, but since Sept 7 I've read "Lolita", "The Time Traveller's Wife", "As The Crow Flies", "Tuesdays with Morrie" and "Beauty's Punnishement". And I have the next three days off. Woot woot!


Active Member
I wish I'd kept a list from the start of the year. I do know that I've read six books in the last two weeks, and may finish a seventh by today or tomorrow.

Next year I'm keeping a definite list.


The first 13 Kay Scarpetta novels - Patricia Cornwell novels
Davinci Code and Angels and Demons - Dan Brown
Black Magician Trilogy - Trudy Canavan
Code 61 - Donald Harstad
Hat Full Of Sky and Thief of Time - Terry Pratchett
Dissolution - CJ Sansom
Rule Of Four - Caldwell/Thomason
Order Of the Phoenix - I forget who by(!)

(Not in that order)


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1. Life of Pi - Yann Martel
2. Inkheart - Cornelia Funke
3. Thief Lord - Cornelia Funke
4. Angels and Demons - Dan Brown
5. Eragon - Christopher Paolini
7. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - JK Rowling

Thats all I can think of right now. =/


MonkeyCatcher said:
Ah.. I'll just walk over here.... :eek: (I never was very good at picking up on when someone is kidding)

Through no fault of your own! When somone invents a way to transmit tone with text, they will be very rich, and everyone will know what everyone else is implying! I often get into arguments over text taken in the wrong tone of voice :(

And Rule of Four opinions.... Here, or shall I save them for elsewhere? I don't want to clog up this thread with OTT reviews.