Read 2008-2019










And I gave up on Wormwood, G.P. Taylor



  • The Years of Rice and Salt, Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Resurrection Men, Ian Rankin
  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Jonathan Safran Foer
  • Strange Itineraries, Tim Powers
  • Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell
  • Blind Faith, Colin Harvey
  • The Business, Iain Banks
  • Nice Work, David Lodge
  • Varjak Paw, S.F. Said
  • The Bookseller of Kabul, Åsne Seierstad
  • Stealing Water – A Secret Life in an African City, Tim Ecott
  • The Sacred Diary of Adrian Plass, on Tour: Aged Far Too Much to Be Put on the Front Cover of a Book, Adrian Plass
  • Changeling, Mike Oldfield
  • The Oz Suite, Gerard Houarner
  • The Stress of her Regard, Tim Powers
  • The Second Rumpole Omnibus, John Mortimer
  • The Odessa File, Frederick Forsyth
  • The Day of the Jackal, Frederick Forsyth
  • The Jennifer Morgue, Charles Stross
  • Principles of Angels, Jaine Fenn
  • The Prefect, Alastair Reynolds
  • Where Eagles Dare, Alistair Maclean
  • Moab is my Washpot, Stephen Fry
  • Life of Pi, Yann Martel
  • Dead and Alive, Hammond Innes
  • The Inferior, Peadar Ó Guilín
  • The Uncommon Reader, Alan Bennett
  • Future Bristol, Colin Harvey
  • Icehenge, Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Endymion Spring, Matthew Skelton
  • Microserfs, Douglas Coupland
  • The Ghost, Robert Harris
  • Boom!, Mark Haddon
  • The Owl Service, Alan Garner
  • Jason, J. M. Marks
  • Elidor, Alan Garner
  • Sirius, Olaf Stapledon
  • Odd John, Olaf Stapledon
  • The Last Templar, Michael Jecks
  • Miracles of Life, J.G. Ballard
  • No Highway, Nevil Shute
  • deadkidsongs, Toby Litt
  • One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  • A Parliamentary Affair, Edwina Currie
  • Fighter Boys, Patrick Bishop
  • The Storm Prophet, Hector Macdonald
  • Pompeii, Robert Harris
  • John Newton: From Disgrace to Amazing Grace, Jonathan Aitken
  • Christianity Explored, Rico Tice & Barry Cooper
  • The Sorcerer’s Tale: Faith and Fraud in Tudor England, Alec Ryrie
  • The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, John Boyne
  • A Spot of Bother, Mark Haddon
  • William Wilberforce, William Hague
  • Out Stealing Horses, Per Petterson

And life was too short to read Master of Hawks by Linda E. Bushyager.


  • Nation, Terry Pratchett
  • Black & Blue, Ian Rankin
  • The Turing Test, Chris Beckett
  • Enigma, Robert Harris
  • The Big Over Easy, Jasper Fforde
  • Fool Moon, Jim Butcher
  • Storm Front, Jim Butcher
  • Halting State, Charles Stross
  • Anansi Boys, Neil Gaiman
  • Little Brother, Cory Doctorow
  • The Locked Room, Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö
  • Marooned in Real Time, Vernor Vinge
  • The Peace War, Vernor Vinge
  • Jingo, Terry Pratchett
  • Invasive Procedures, Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston
  • The Fountainhead, Ayn Rand
  • Smoke & Mirrors, Neil Gaiman
  • His Majesty’s Dragon, Naomi Novik
  • Coyote Frontier, Allen Steele
  • Coyote Rising, Allen Steele
  • Empire, Orson Scott Card
  • Notes from a Big Country, Bill Bryson
  • The First Rumpole Omnibus, John Mortimer
  • Pied Piper, Nevil Shute
  • Imperium, Robert Harris
  • Wintersmith, Terry Pratchett
  • Saturn’s Children, Charles Stross
  • Keeper of Dreams, Orson Scott Card
  • A Fire Upon the Deep, Vernor Vinge
  • Wife to Charles II, Hilda Lewis
  • Round Ireland with a Fridge, Tony Hawks
  • I Am Legend, Richard Matheson
  • Ireland: Awakening, by Edward Rutherfurd
  • The Great Siege: Malta 1565, Ernle Bradford
  • Snakehead, Anthony Horowitz
  • The Digital Plague, Jeff Somers
  • Simon and the Oaks, Marianne Fredriksson
  • Then and Now, W. Somerset Maugham
  • Leviathan Rising, Jonathan Green
  • Stardust, Neil Gaiman
  • Let the Right One In, John Ajvide Lindqvist
  • Mister Monday, Garth Nix
  • Looking for Jake & Other Stories, China Miéville
  • Rainbows End, Vernor Vinge
  • Causing Chaos with Jeremy James, David Henry Wilson
  • The Queen’s Tiara, CJL Almqvist
  • The Amber Spyglass, Philip Pullman
  • The Subtle Knife, Philip Pullman
  • Frankenstein Unbound, Brian Aldiss
  • The Dilbert Future, Scott Adams
  • Galileo’s Daughter, Dava Sobel
  • My Booky Wook, Russell Brand
  • The Twinkling of an Eye, Brian Aldiss