The Book List

I wrote in my first post on this blog that I am a reader obsessed with books! My to read list of books I already own numbers nearly 200 books. I’m going to share it here, and add to it if I add to my bookshelves (which I really shouldn’t!). I would love to hear any suggestions as to what I should read next from this lovely and ever growing lot:

Bleak House – Charles Dickens
Lady Audley’s Secret – Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Raffles – E.W. Hornung
The Collegians – Gerald Griffin
Bulldog Drummond – Sapper
Wylder’s Hand – J Sheridan Le Fanu
Deadly Decisions – Kathy Reichs
Birdman – Mo Hayder
Skin – Mo Hayder
Frankenstein – Mary Shelley
Dracula’s Guest and other stories – Bram Stoker
The Neon Rain – James Lee Burke

Talking for Britain – Simon Elmes
Balderdash and Piffle – Alex Games
Heartsick – Chelsea Cain
A Death Divided – Claire Francis
Hidden Depths – Ann Cleeves
Buried – Mark Billingham

The Last Detective – Robert Crais
N or M – Agatha Christie
Towards Zero – Agatha Christie
Sparkling Cyanide – Agatha Christie

Crooked House – Agatha Christie
The Complete Poirot Short Stories – Agatha Christie
The Woven Path – Robin Jarvis
The Autobiography – Chris Eubank
Written in Bone – Simon Beckett
The Next Accident – Lisa Gardner
Skeleton Crew – Stephen King
Life Expectancy – Dean Koontz

Monster – Jonathan Kellerman
The Heart of the Game – Jimmy Greaves
The Halo Effect – M.J. Rose
The Double Eagle – James Twining
Beggars Banquet – Ian Rankin
Gravity – Tess Gerritsen
No Time for Goodbye – Linwood Barclay
Join Me – Danny Wallace
Panic – Jeff Abbott
Fear – Jeff Abbott
Run – Jeff Abbott
If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things – John McGregor
Hawksmoor – Peter Ackroyd
Crosscut – Meg Gardiner
Robert Ludlum’s The Bourne Legacy – Eric Van Lustbader
To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee
London After Midnight – Peter Haining
Amsterdam – Ian McEwan
Arthur and George – Julian Barnes
The Cutting Room – Louise Welsh
Madeline’s World – Brian Hall
Harry Potter et la chambre des secrets
The Business of Dying – Simon Kernick
The Good Guy – Dean Koontz
Still Waters – Tami Hoag
The 25th Hour – David Benioff
The Woods – Harlan Coben
What I talk about when I talk about running – Murakami
Nothing Like the Sun – Anthony Burgess
A Dead Man in Deptford – Anthony Burgess
The Enchantment of Lily Dahl – Siri Hustvet
The Blindfold – Siri Hustvet
What I Loved – Siri Hustvet
A Gathering Light – Jennifer Donelly
Strange Fits of Passion – Anita Shreeve
The Pilot’s Wife – Anita Shreeve
Eden Close – Anita Shreeve
Everything is Illuminated – Jonathan Saffron Foer
Toxic Childhood – Sue Palmer
The House of Sleep – Jonathan Coe
Brokeback Moutain – Annie Proulx
Touching From a Distance – Deborah Curtis
The Adventure of English – Melvyn Bragg
The Long Firm – Jake Arnott
The Portable Door – Tom Holt
The Stories of English – David Crystal
The True History of the Kelly Gang – Peter Carey
Moondust – Andrew Smith
Quentin Tarantino – Jami Bernard
The Story of Childhood – Libby Brooks
Losing You – Nicci French
Collected Works of Oscar Wilde
The Complaints – Ian Rankin [Started July 2013]
Black Notice – Patricia Cornwell
Scar Tissue – Anthony Kiedis
A Most Wanted Man – John Le Carré
Lifeless – Mark Billingham
Cider with Roadies – Stuart Maconie
Notes from the Hard Shoulder – James May
Deadline – Simon Kernick
A Good Day to Die – Simon Kernick
The Crime Trade – Simon Kernick
Last Human – Doug Naylor
Backwards – Rob Grant and Doug Naylor
Better than Life – Grant Naylor
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich – Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Death Message – Mark Billingham
Don Quixote – Cervantes
The Listerdale Mystery – Agatha Christie
Endal – Allen and Sandra Parton
The New York Trilogy – Paul Auster
One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Forgive us Our Press Passes – Various
Cold Shoulder – Lynda La Plante
Alone – Lisa Gardner
A Touch of Dead – Charlaine Harris
My England Years – Sir Bobby Charlton
True Blue – David Baldacci [Started reading 2012]
Lady Killer – Ed McBain
The Shakespeare Curse – J.L. Carell
Mike Hammer Omnibus – Mickey Spillane
Nemesis – Jo Nesbø
Let the Right One In – John Arne Lindquist
The One From The Other – Philip Kerr
Clouds of Witness – Dorothy L Sayers
Unnatural Death – Dorothy L Sayers
The Killing Dance – Laurell K Hamilton
The Valkryrie Song – Craig Russell
Agatha Christie’s Secret Notebooks – John Curran
Poirot’s Early Cases – Agatha Christie
Curtain: Poirot’s Last Case – Agatha Christie
Young Sherlock Holmes: Red Leech – Andrew Lane
Neverwhere – Neil Gaiman
Dead in the Family – Charlaine Harris
Aurora Teagarden Mysteries Volume 2 – Charlaine Harris
Burned – P.C. & Kristen Cast
Grave Sight – Charlaine Harris
The Bone Collector – Jeffrey Deaver
The Last Precinct – Patricia Cornwell – currently reading since September 13
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Hound of the Baskervilles – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Return of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Valley of Fear – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
His Last Bow and The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Fallen – Karin Slaughter
The Mousetrap and Selected Plays – Agatha Christie
Shakespeare’s Christmas – Charlaine Harris [Reading since 2012]
Shakespeare’s Trollop – Charlaine Harris
Shakespeare’s Counselor – Charlaine Harris
Feast of Fools – Rachel Caine
Lord of Misrule – Rachel Caine
Carpe Corpus – Rachel Caine
Fatal Voyage – Kathy Reichs
Grave Secrets – Kathy Reichs
Bare Bones – Kathy Reichs
Monday Mourning – Kathy Reichs
Cross Bones – Kathy Reichs
Break No Bones – Kathy Reichs
Bones to Ashes – Kathy Reichs
Agatha Raisin and the Day the Floods Came – M.C. Beaton
Agatha Raisin and the Curious Curate – M.C. Beaton
Agatha Raisin and the Haunted House – M.C. Beaton

Agatha Raisin and the Deadly Dance – M.C. Beaton
Agatha Raisin and the Perfect Paragon – M.C. Beaton
Agatha Raisin Love Lies and Liquor – M.C. Beaton
Agatha Raisin Kissing Christmas Goodbye – M.C. Beaton
Agatha Raisin A Spoonful of Poison – M.C. Beaton
Agatha Raisin There Goes The Bride – M.C. Beaton
Burnt Offerings – Laurell K Hamilton
The Stone Monkey – Jeffrey Deaver
Manhattan is my Beat – Jeffrey Deaver
Partners in Crime – Agatha Christie
Bloodstream – Tess Gerritsen
Blow Fly – Patricia Cornwell
A Monster Calls – Patrick Ness
Theodore Boone – John Grisham
Naked Heat – Richard Castle
Heat Rising – Richard Castle
Criminal – Karin Slaughter
The Twelve – Justin Cronin
Dark Fire – C.J. Sansom
Revelation – C.J. Sansom
Heart Stone – C.J. Sansom
Trace – Patricia Cornwell
Destination Unknown – Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie’s Murder in the Making – John Curran
Parker Pyne Investigates – Agatha Christie
Double Dexter – Jeff Lindsay
The Rose and the Yew Tree – Mary Westmacott
They Do it with Mirrors – Agatha Christie
The Moving Finger – Agatha Christie
An Autobiography – Agatha Christie
Slaughterhouse Five – Kurt Vonnegut
Nerd Do Well – Simon Pegg
The House of Silk – Anthony Horowitz
A Study in Sherlock – Various
Dead Cert – Dick Francis
Wash This Blood Clean From My Hand – Fred Vargas
Endless Night – Agatha Christie
Half Broken Things – Morag Joss
Predator – Patricia Cornwell
Scarpetta – Patricia Cornwell
The Scarpetta Factor – Patricia Cornwell
The Fifth Wave – Rick Yancey
The Mysterious Mr Quin – Agatha Christie
Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls – David Sedaris
I Am Number Four – Pittacus Lore
The Bonfire of the Vanities – Tom Wolfe
Crime And Punishment – Fyodor Dostoevsky
Standing in Another Man’s Grave – Ian Rankin
Natural Causes – James Oswald

The Enemy – Charlie Higson
The Rag and Bone Shop – Robert Cormier


2 thoughts on “The Book List

  1. Ooo, great list. ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ is one of my favorites. Really paints a time. ‘Endless Night’…really, really good. Man! I need to read most of the books on this list. But…stay away from Harry Potter!!!! :p 😉

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