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Links to all the books I have reviewed on the blog…

  1. Time of the Ghost – Diana Wynne Jones (Young Adult/Ghost Story)
  2. After Dark – Haruki Murakami (Japanese Literature/Magical Realism)
  3. The Book Thief  by Markus Zusak (Young Adult/WW2)
  4. Uncle Tom’s Cabin – Harriet Beecher Stowe (American Classic/Slavery)
  5. Stardust – Neil Gaiman (Fantasy)
  6. Journeys to the Heartland – William Horwood (Anthropomorphic/Wolves)
  7. Magic Kingdom – Terry Brooks (Fantasy)
  8. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – J. K. Rowling (Young Adult/Fantasy)
  9. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – J. K. Rowling (Young Adult/Fantasy)
  10. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – J. K. Rowling (Young Adult/Fantasy)
  11. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – J. K. Rowling (Young Adult/Fantasy)
  12. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – J. K.Rowling (Young Adult/Fantasy)
  13. Eight Days of Luke – Diana Wynne Jones (Children’s Fantasy)
  14. Trespass – Rose Tremain (Literary/France)
  15. The Housekeeper and the Professor – Yoko Ogawa (Japanese Literature/Amnesia)
  16. Hard-boiled Wonderland and The Edge of the World- Haruki Murakami (Japanese Literature/Magical Realism)
  17. The End of the Affair – Graham Greene (Modern Classic)
  18. Midwives – Chris Bohjalian (Fiction/Court Room)
  19. The New Jackals – Simon Reeve (Non-Fiction/Terrorism)
  20. Otherland: City of Golden Shadow – Tad Williams (Sci-fi/Virtual reality)
  21. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold – John le Carré (Spy Thriller)
  22. Strangers on the 16:02 by Priya Basil (Novella/Contemporary Fiction)
  23. Shadow of the Wall and Beyond the Wall – Christa Laird (Children’s/Young Adult/Historical/WW2)
  24. Tom Jones, the History of a Foundling – Henry Fielding (Classic/Romance/Comedy)
  25. Lonesome Dove – Larry McMurtry (Historical/Western/Love)
  26. The Hidden Roads – Kevin Crossley-Holland (Non-Fiction/Memoir/Children’s Author)
  27. Inside Wikileaks – Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Non-Fiction/Politics/freedoms)
  28. Hear the Wind Sing – Haruki Murakami (Abstract/Short Story)
  29. The Interesting Narrative Olaudah Equiano – Himself (Classic/Non-Fiction/Slavery)
  30. Elantris – Brandon Sanderson (Fantasy)
  31. Nocturnes – Kazuo Ishiguro (Short Stories/Music)
  32. The Deepwater Black Trilogy – Ken Catran (Young Adult/Sci-fi)
  33. Earwig and the Witch – Diana Wynne Jones (Children’s/Fantasy)
  34. The Idiot – Fyodor Dostoevsky (Classic/Russian)
  35. He Kills Coppers – Jake Arnott (Historical/Crime)
  36. Secrets of Eden – Chris Bohjalian (General Fiction/Mystery)
  37. Bracelet of Bones – Kevin Crossley-Holland (Young Adult/Historical/Viking)
  38. The Twentieth Wife – Indu Sundaresan (Historical/India/Mughal Empire)
  39. Life Means Life – Nick Appleyard (Non-fiction/True Crime)
  40. The Animals of Farthing Wood – Colin Dann (Children’s/Anthropomorphic)
  41. Travels with My Aunt – Graham Greene (Modern Classic/Travel)
  42. We, the Drowned – Carsten Jensen (Historical/Danish/Seafaring)
  43. A Monster Calls – Patrick Ness (Young Adult)
  44. Gardens of Water – Alan Drew (Contemporary/Turkey/Earthquake)
  45. Agent ZigZag – Ben Macintyre (Non-Fiction/Biography/WW2/Spy)
  46. Brethren – Robyn Young (Historical/Knights Templar)
  47. Mercy – Jussi Adler-Olsen (Crime/Danish)
  48. The Guest – Hwang Sok-Yong (Literary/Korean War/Korean)
  49. Jonathan Wild – Henry Fielding (18th C Literature/Social Satire)
  50. Humphry Clinker – Tobias Smollett (18th C Literature/Social Satire)
  51. The Dark Lord of Derkholm – Diana Wynne Jones (Young Adult/Fantasy)
  52. When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit – Judith Kerr (Children’s/Historical/WW2)
  53. Preludes & Nocturnes – Neil Gaiman (Graphic Novel/Horror/Fantasy)
  54. Magic Flutes – Eva Ibbotson (Young Adult/Historical/Romance)
  55. The Looming Tower – Lawrence Wright (Non-Fiction/Terrorism)
  56. A Son Called Gabriel – Damian McNicholl (Historical/Sexuality)
  57. Faceless Killers – Henning Mankell (Crime/Swedish)
  58. Esther’s Inheritance – Sándor Márai (Literary/Hungarian)
  59. The Icarus Girl – Helen Oyeyemi (Alienation/Ghosts)
  60. What I Talk About When I Talk About Running – Haruki Murakami (Memoir/Running/Japanese)
  61. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 1 – Alan Moore (Graphic Novel/Steampunk)
  62. The Anglo Saxon World: An Anthology – Kevin Crossley-Holland (Non-Fiction/Poetry/History)
  63. One Thousand Chestnut Trees – Mira Stout (Historical, Korea, Cultural Identity)
  64. The Wind-up Bird Chronicle – Haruki Murakami (Magical Realism/Japan/Manchuria)
  65. How’s Moving Castle – Diana Wynne Jones (Young Adult/Fantasy)
  66. Maurice – E.M. Forster (Classic/Homosexuality/ Romance)
  67. The Final Empire – Brandon Sanderson (Fantasy)
  68. A Single Man – Christopher Isherwood (Sexuality/Grief)
  69. No Name – Wilkie Collins (19th C Classic/Revenge/Illegitimacy)
  70. Dragonsong – Anne McCaffrey (Fantasy/Mystery Book)
  71. Parasite Eve – Hideaki Sena (Horror/Japanese)
  72. The Dark Side of Love – Rafik Schami (Historical/Syrian)
  73. The Howling Miller – Arto Paasilinna (Humorous/Finnish)
  74. 11.22.63 – Stephen King (Time travel/historical)
  75. The Whale Rider – Witi Ihimaera (Magical Realism/Maori/Legend)
  76. Pride of Baghdad – Brian K. Vaughan (Graphic Novel/Anthropomorphic/Iraq)
  77. 1776 – David McCullough (Non-Fiction/American History/American Revolution)
  78. The Reluctant Tommy – Ronald Skirth/Duncan Barrett (Non-Fiction/Memoir/WW1)
  79. Let The Great World Spin – Colum McCann (Short Stories/Literary)
  80. The Last Wish – Andrzej Sapkowski (Short Stories/Fantasy)
  81. The Elephant Vanishes – Haruki Murakami (Short Stories/Japanese/Magical Realism)
  82. The Road to Jerusalem – Jan Guillou (Swedish/Historical/Crusades)
  83. Broken April – Ismail Kadare (Albanian/Historical)
  84. The Well of Ascension – Brandon Sanderson Mistborn #2 (Fantasy)
  85. A Street Cat Named Bob – James Bowen (Non-fiction/Memoir/Homeless/Cat)
  86. When God Was a Rabbit – Sarah Winman (Contemporary/Fluff)
  87. Shades of Grey – Jasper Fforde (Dystopia)
  88. The Hero of Ages – Brandon Sanderson Mistborn #3 (Fantasy)
  89. The Scent of Death – Andrew Taylor (Historical/Mystery)
  90. Disgrace – Jussi Adler-Olsen (Danish/Crime)
  91. The Year of the Hare – Arto Paasalina (Finnish/Humour)
  92. Humiliated and Insulted – Fyodor Dostoevsky (Russian Classic)
  93. Kafka on the Shore – Haruki Murakami (Japanese/Magical Realism)
  94. Sacred Country – Rose Tremain (Literary, Sexuality)
  95. The Fields – Kevin Mahler (Irish)
  96. She Rises – Kate Worsley (Historical/Seafaring)
  97. Clay – Melissa Harrison (Urban/Nature/Contemporary)
  98. Solar – Ian McEwan (Literary/Humour)
  99. The Good Man Christ and the Scoundrel Christ – Philip Pullman (Bible re-telling)
  100. The Eyre Affair- Jasper Fforde (Humour/Weirdness/????)
  101. Revenge – Yoko Ogawa (Shory Stories/Japanese/Eerie)
  102. A Shelter from the Storm – David Jupp (Memoir/WW2)
  103. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (Historical/Greek Legend)
  104. The Law and the Lady – Wilkie Collins (19th C Classic/Mystery)
  105. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – Rebecca Skloot (Popular Non-Fiction/Science/Race)
  106. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen (Classic/Romance/Regency)
  107. Ghost Moth – Michéle Forbes (Literary/Irish/Romance)
  108. 1Q84 – Haruki Murakami (Literary, Japanese, Magical Realism)
  109. The Crusades Trilogy – Jan Guillou (Historical/Swedish/Medieval)
  110. Village of Stone – Xialou Guo (Chinese, Contemporary)
  111. A Chinese Life – Li Kunwy & P. Otie (Graphic Novel/China/Memoir)
  112. A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary, for Lovers – Xialou Guo (Contemporary, Chinese, Culture)
  113. His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman (Trilogy, Young Adult, Fantasy, Atheism)
  114. We Need to Talk About Kevin – Lionel Shriver (Contemporary Fiction, School Massacre, Literary Thriller)
  115. Redemption – Jussi Adler-Olsen (Crime, Danish)
  116. Annihilation – Jeff VanderMeer (Sci-Fi)
  117. The Story of Childhood: Growing up in Modern Britain – Libby Brooks (Non-fiction/Sociology)
  118. Emma – Jane Austen (Classic, Romance, Regency)
  119. 20 Fragments of a Ravenous Youth – Xialou Guo (Chinese)
  120. The “Southern Reach” Trilogy – Jeff VanderMeer (Eco Sci-Fi)
  121. The Strange Library – Haruki Murakami (Shory Story, Magical Realism)
  122. A Delicate Truth – John le Carré (Thriller/Spy)
  123. Idea Man – Paul Allen (Microsoft, Memoir)
  124. Hotel Iris – Yoko Ogawa (Japanese Fiction)
  125. Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier (Classic, Literary, Ghostly)
  126. Silence – Shusaku Endo (Historical/Christianity/Japanese)
  127. Maus/MetaMaus – Art Spiegelman (Graphic Novel/Holocaust)
  128. Swallow This – Joanna Blythman (Non-Fiction, Food)
  129. The Wind-up Bird Chronicle – Haruki Murakami (Re-read, Magical Realism, Japanese)
  130. The Forgotten Son – Christa Laird (Young Adults/Historical/Medieval)
  131. The Girl on the Train – Paula Hawkins (Thriller)
  132. The Miniaturist – Jessie Burton (Historical, Holland)
  133. UFO in Her Eyes – Xiaolu Guo (Chinese)
  134. Ross Poldark – Winston Graham (Historical)
  135. Guilt – Jussi Adler-Olsen (Crime/Danish)
  136. 1864 – Tom Buk-Swienty (Danish/Non-Fiction)
  137. Go Set a Watchman – Harper Lee (Civil Rights)
  138. Curtain Call – Anthony Quinn (Historical)
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