A Year of Reading 2015

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The Winter People

Human Remains

Rumours of Glory

The Invention of Wings

Bone and Bread


The Paris Winter

Insatiable Appetites

As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust

Hello From the Gillespies

After the War Is Over

Great story, but read Robson's Somewhere in France first)

The Murder Man


The Care and Management of Lies

Somewhere Safe With Somebody Good

This is Christian lit. I read the previous books in the series quite a few years ago and now Karon has come out with the first new one in 5 years so I had to catch up on what Father Tim, a retired Episcopalian minister and his wife Cynthia are up to. They live in a small village in rural North Carolina - the southwest part of the state in the Great Smoky Mountains. Father Tim has a way of active listening that is inspiring and Karon has him saying prayers that are quite wonderful. But don't read it if this isn't your " thing" !

All the Light We Cannot See

Second reading of this excellent book for a book club meeting next week.

They Left Us Everything

When You Reach Me

The Buried Giant


12 Rose Street, Gail Bowen

12 Rose Street

*Everything I Never Told You, Celeste Ng

Everything I Never Told You

The Great Calamitous Tale of Johan Thoms: How One Man Scorched the Twentieth Century but Didn't Mean to, Ian Thornton

The Great & Calamitous Tale of Johan Thoms

The Taxidermist's Daughter, Kate Mosse

The Taxidermist's Daughter

Republic of Dirt, Susan Juby

Republic of Dirt

A Dangerous Place, Jacqueline Winspear

A Dangerous Place

The Broken Hours, Jacqueline Baker

The Broken Hours

Consumed, David Cronenberg


This book is back on the shelf not having been read. By the time I was 80 or so pages in I came to understand that this book just wasn't interesting, so I put it aside in favour of the many others on my to-read list.

The Boundless, Kenneth Oppel

The Boundless

Dead Wake, Erik Larson

Dead Wake

At the Water's Edge, Sara Gruen

At the Water's Edge

The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules, Catharina Ingelman Sundberg

The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules

Orphan Train, Christina Baker Kline

Orphan Train


The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

Paper Towns

Someone Is Watching

Hot Pursuit

The Hundred-foot Journey

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
I've read this before, but I needed to refresh my memory in order to read Ransom Rigg's next book in the series, Hollow City.

It's A Long Story

The Road Is How

Hollow City

The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy


All My Puny Sorrows

I confess I didn't finish All My Puny Sorrows. The subject matter was too sad. 

The Miniaturist

The Man Who Saved Henry Morgan

Crooked House

When Marnie Was There




The Rosie Effect


Close your Eyes, Hold Hands


The Birthday Lunch

Etta and Otto and Russell and James

No Safe House

The Vacationers


The Little Paris Bookshop

The Summer Girls

And Then There Were Nuns

The Weight of Blood

Mr. Mercedes

The Nightingale

Buddhaland Brooklyn


The Organized Mind


All the Birds, Singing

Mean Streak

Incontinent on the Continent

The Burning Room

The One and Only Ivan


The Promise

Bones Never Lie


The Handsome Man's De Luxe Café

The Inconvenient Indian

The Afterlife of Stars

Elizabeth Is Missing

They Called Me Number One

The Murder of Harriet Krohn

Fossum's book, written in the voice of the murderer was so disturbing, I could not read it.

The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon

The Bone Clocks

The Girl on the Train


Murphy's Law

Death of Riley

For the Love of Mike

Broken Promise

The Cuckoo's Calling
(a re-read)

Sandrine's Case

The Marriage of Opposites

A Measure of Light

The Secret Life of Violet Grant

Thinking in Pictures


Nora Webster

Finders Keepers

Coming Ashore

Tapestry of Fortunes

The Dressmaker


In Like Flynn

The Life-changing Magic of Tidying up

A Long Way Gone

The King of Shanghai

Poles Apart
(Weekly Podcast)

Foreign Affairs

Not My Father's Son

Oh Danny Boy

The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine

In Dublin's Fair City


The Story of Land and Sea
(didn't finish this book - just couldn't get into it)


Speaking in Bones

A Siege of Bitterns

Twain & Stanley Enter Paradise

Astonish Me

Total: 116