Books Read in 2013

    100 books (or some of!)

    Brighton Rock by Graham Greene: 8/10

    Is it Just Me? by Miranda Hart: 7/10

    Moranthology by Caitlin Moran: 6/10

    Regeneration by Pat Barker: 9/10

    Happily Ever After by Harriet Evans: 7/10

    No Bed For Bacon by Caryl Brahms and S.J. Simon: 8/10

    The Coming of the Third Reich by Richard Evans: 6/10

    One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr
    : 8/10

    The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out Of The Window And Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson: 8/10

    The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne: 7/10

    The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck: 10/10

    Stop What You’re Doing and Read This by Various Authors: 5/10

    The Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad: 6/10

    Making History by Stephen Fry: 8/10

    Animal Farm by George Orwell: 8/10

    Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell: 8/10

    Sons and Lovers by D.H.Lawrence: 6/10

    A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess: 8/10

    The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier: 9/10

    Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons: 8/10

    A Moment in Time by H.E.Bates: 7/10

    Beloved by Toni Morrison: 5/10

    The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers: 8/10

    Thérèse Raquin by Émile Zola: 7/10

    North and South by Mrs Gaskell: 8/10

    Half of the Human Race by Anthony Quinn: 7/10

    Excellent Women by Barbara Pym: 7/10

    To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf: 7/10

    Enduring Love by Ian McEwan: 8/10

    My Cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier: 9/10

    One Day by David Nicholls: 8/10

    The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson: 8/10

    Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert: 7/10

    A Far Cry from Kensington by Muriel Spark: 8/10

    The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim: 9/10

    Atonement by Ian McEwan: 8/10

    The Warden by Anthony Trollope: 7/10

    Life of Pi by Yann Martel: 9/10

    Before I Go To Sleep by SJ Watson: 8/10

    Howards End by E.M.Forster:7/10

    Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens: 9/10

    New Grub Street by George Gissing: 8/10

    The Writer’s Voice by Al Alvarez: 6/10

    The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark: 7/10

    The Quality of Mercy: Reflections on Shakespeare by Peter Brook: 6/10

    Penelope by Rebecca Harrington: 6/10

    Shakespeare by Bill Bryson: 8/10

    Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres: 7/10

    Stoner by John Williams: 8/10

    The Marlowe Papers by Ros Barber: 9/10

    The Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys: 7/10

    Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde: 9/10

    The Boys from Brazil by Ira Levin: 8/10

    The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde: 8/10

    Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse: 9/10

    The Ghost Road by Pat Barker: 7.5/10

    The Best of Everything by Rona Jaffe: 7/10

    The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde: 8/10

    The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad: 6/10

    The Eye in the Door by Pat Barker: 8/10

    The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini: 7/10

    Brave New World by Aldous Huxley: 9/10

    Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer: 8/10

    On The Road by Jack Kerouac: 5/10

    The Testament of Mary by Colm Tóibín: 7/10

    Where Angels Fear To Tread by E.M. Forster: 7/10

    The War of the Worlds by HG Wells: 8/10

    The Girls of Slender Means by Muriel Spark: 8/10

    Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte: 8/10

    Cakes and Ale by W. Somerset Maugham: 7/10

    The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger: 8/10

    How To Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid: 8/10

    The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett: 8.5/10

    We by Yevgeny Zamyatin: 8/10

    What Maisie Knew by Henry James: 6/10

    Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh: 9/10

    The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan: 6/10

    Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury: 8/10

    The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams: 8/10

    Neither Here Nor There by Bill Bryson: 9/10

    The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce: 8/10

    Love in a Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez: 6/10

    Pigeon Pie by Nancy Mitford: 8/10

    Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf: 8/10

    Decline and Fall by Evelyn Waugh: 8.5/10

    Our Man In Havana by Graham Greene: 7/10

    The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham: 9/10

    Christmas Pudding by Nancy Mitford: 7/10

    The Outsider by Albert Camus: 8/10

    As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning by Laurie Lee: 7/10

    At Freddie’s by Penelope Fitzgerald: 6/10

    The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida: 7/10

    The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan: 7/10

    Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons: 6/10

    2013 Reading Challenge

    2013 Reading Challenge
    Alice has
    completed her goal of reading 100 books in 2013!

2 thoughts on “Books Read in 2013

  1. What a great list! So glad that you gave Arnold Bennett a respectable 8.5 for the Old Wives’ Tale. Any plans to explore the Russians (Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Gogol, Turgenev etc) or have you done so already?

    1. The Old Wives Tale was great! Especially some of the witty quotes. I’ve downloaded Anna Karenina, War and Peace and Crime and Punishment on my Kindle, so I’ll get down to reading them soon.

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