The book list

You will notice that there are not quite 40 books here yet. Some of my friends are still mulling over their choice, but there are plenty here to be getting on with. This list is in alphabetical order, not reading order – you will have to wait and see what order I read them in…

  1. A boy made of blocks, Keith Stuart
  2. A history of the world in ten and a half chapters, Julian Barnes
  3. An evil cradling, Brian Keenan
  4. Being mortal, Atul Gawande
  5. Blood Meridian, Cormac McCarthy
  6. Bounce, Matthew Syed
  7. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, Louis de Bernieres
  8. Cat’s cradle, Kurt Vonnegut
  9. Darkness Visible, William Styron
  10. Exposure, Helen Dunmore
  11. Faith seeking understanding, Daniel Migliore
  12. Find a way, Diana Nyad
  13. Finite and infinite games, James Carse
  14. Imperial reckoning: the untold story of Britain’s gulag in Kenya, Caroline Elkins
  15. I served the King of England, Bohumil Hrabal
  16. May we be forgiven, A.M. Homes
  17. Never Mind, Edward St Aubyn
  18. Northern Lights, Philip Pullman
  19. Raw Spirit, Iain Banks
  20. Rings of Saturn, W.G.Sebald
  21. Running with the Kenyans, Adharanand Finn
  22. Sapiens: A brief history of humankind,  Yuval Noah Harari
  23. Skallagrigg, William Horwod
  24. The book thief, Markus Zusak
  25. The code of the Woosters, P.G. Wodehouse
  26. The Count of Monte Christo, Alexandre Dumas
  27. The curious incident of the dog in the night time, Mark Haddon
  28. The diary of Mr Pepys (abridged), Samuel Pepys
  29. The Go Between, L.P. Hartley
  30. The grapes of wrath, John Steinbeck
  31. The learning game, Jonathan Smith
  32. The mark and the void, Paul Murray
  33. The Outrun, Amy Liptrot
  34. The remains of the day, Kazuo Ishiguro
  35. Visitation, Jenny Erpenbeck, tr. Susan Bernofsky
  36. Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance, Robert M. Pirsig

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