2015

1) The Doctor’s Family, Margaret Oliphant

2) Giving Up the Ghost: A Memoir, Hilary Mantel

3) Envy, Yuri Olesha (trans. Marian Schwartz)

4) The Enchanted April, Elizabeth von Arnim

5) A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, Mark Twain

6) My Life: A Provincial’s Story, Anton Chekhov (trans. Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky)

7) Family History, Vita Sackville-West

8) I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman, Nora Ephron

9) Germinal, Émile Zola (trans. Peter Collier)

10) Every Day is Mother’s Day, Hilary Mantel

11) Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, Haruki Murakami (trans. Philip Gabriel)

12) Artful, Ali Smith

13) Men at Arms, Evelyn Waugh

14) Fathers and Sons, Ivan Turgenev (trans. Rosemary Edmonds)

15) Nine Coaches Waiting, Mary Stewart

16) The Fat Years, Chan Koonchung (trans. Michael S. Duke)

17) The Morgesons, Elizabeth Stoddard

18) The Late Monsieur Gallet, Georges Simenon (trans. Anthea Bell)

19) The Death of the Moth and Other Essays, Virginia Woolf

20) My Father and Myself, J.R. Ackerley

21) Devoted Ladies, Molly Keane

22) The Duel, Anton Chekhov (trans. Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky)

23) Transit, Anna Seghers (trans. Margo Bettauer Dembo)

24) The Whispering Muse, Sjón (trans. Victoria Cribb)

25) All Passion Spent, Vita Sackville-West

26) Confusion, Stefan Zweig (trans. Anthea Bell)

27) Slouching Towards Bethlehem, Joan Didion

28) Harry Heathcote of Gangoil, Anthony Trollope

29) The Haunting of Hill House, Shirley Jackson

30) Officers and Gentlemen, Evelyn Waugh

31) To the Lighthouse, Virginia Woolf

32) Home Is the Sailor, Jorge Amado (trans. Harriet de Onis)

33) The Fires of Autumn, Irène Némirovsky (trans. Sandra Smith)

34) The Siege of Krishnapur, J.G. Farrell

35) Daniel Deronda, George Eliot (partial re-read)

36) The Year of Magical Thinking, Joan Didion

37) Unconditional Surrender, Evelyn Waugh

38) White-Jacket, Herman Melville

39) Vacant Possession, Hilary Mantel

40) Agostino, Alberto Moravia (trans. Michael F. Moore)

41) The Constant Nymph, Margaret Kennedy

42) Three Years, Anton Chekhov (trans. Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky)

43) The True Deceiver, Tove Jansson (trans. Thomas Teal)

44) The Well-Kept Kitchen, Gervase Markham

45) Black Snow, Mikhail Bulgakov (trans. Michael Glenny)

46) The Edwardians, Vita Sackville-West

47) Act of Passion, Georges Simenon (trans. Louise Varese)

48) The Scarlet Pimpernel, Baroness Orczy

49) And the Land Lay Still, James Robertson

50) The Heaven Tree, Edith Pargeter

51) The Hotel Majestic, Georges Simenon (trans. David Watson)

52) The Blue Fox, Sjón (trans. Victoria Cribb)

53) The Hunger Angel, Herta Müller (trans. Philip Boehm)

54) The Uncommercial Traveller, Charles Dickens

55) The Story of an Unknown Man, Anton Chekhov (trans. Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky)

56) Sun After Dark: Flights Into the Foreign, Pico Iyer

57) The Voyage Out, Virginia Woolf

58) Love, Elizabeth von Arnim

59) How to Cook a Wolf, MFK Fisher

60) Pendennis, William Makepeace Thackeray

61) Blue Nights, Joan Didion

62) Mystery and Manners, Flannery O’Connor

63) The Waves, Virginia Woolf

64) Sula, Toni Morrison

65) Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons

66) He Knew He Was Right, Anthony Trollope

67) This Is How You Lose Her, Junot Díaz

68) The Green Branch, Edith Pargeter

69) Mrs Dalloway, Virginia Woolf

70) The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher and Other Stories, Hilary Mantel

71) The Miner, Sōseki Natsume (trans. Jay Rubin)

72) Jane and Prudence, Barbara Pym

73) Season of Migration to the North, Tayeb Salih (trans. Denys Johnson-Davies)

74) My Life in Middlemarch, Rebecca Mead

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