Thursday, 12 January 2012

100 books in 2011


I read 100 books in 2011 (Actually I read more but I stopped counting at 100)

Books with ** are MUST READS. However I would recommend you give all the books on the list a read.



1.       The Road – Cormac McCarthy **

2.       Just Between us – Cathy Kelly

3.       Blood Brothers – Nora Roberts

4.       Keeping Faith – Jodi Picoult **

5.       Salem Falls – Jodi Picoult

6.       The Hollow – Nora Roberts

7.       The Pagan Stone – Nora Roberts

8.       The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – Rebecca Skloot (non fiction)**

9.       Cloud Street – Tim Winton**

10.   Minding Frankie – Mauve Binchy

11.   The Triumph of Katie Byrne – Barbara Taylor Bradford

12.   Ugly – Constance Briscoe (non fiction)**

13.   The Suspect – Michael Robotham

14.   The Distant Hours – Kate Morton **

15.   Assegai – Wilbur Smith

16.   Cocaine blues – Kerry Greenwood **

17.   Flying too high – Kerry Greenwood **

18.   Murder on the Ballarat train – Kerry Greenwood **

19.   Fast Track – Fern Michaels

20.   Kidnapped – Jan Burke

21.   Queen of the Night – J.A. Jance

22.   Savour  the Moment – Nora Roberts

23.   Think Twice – Lisa Scottoline **

24.   At Home with the Templetons – Monica McInerney **

25.   A sea of troubles – Donna Leon

26.   Fierce conversations – Susan Scott (non fiction)

27.   Sing me home – Jodi Picoult

28.   Waiting for the Thunder – Patricia Shaw

29.   The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Steig Larsson **

30.   The Girl who played with fire – Steig Larsson **

31.   The Girl who kicked the hornets nest – Steig Larsson **

32.   The Sunbird – Wilbur Smith

33.   Raising Boys – Steve Biddulf

34.   Plain Truth – Jodi Picoult **

35.   Caught – Harlen Coben

36.   The Confession – John Grisham

37.   What Kate did Next – Lisa Heidke

38.   The Seventh Scroll – Wilbur Smith

39.   The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon**

40.   The Five people you meet in Heaven – Mitch Albom

41.   The Associate – John Grisham

42.   A Prisoner of Birth- Jeffrey Archer

43.   A Song in the Daylight – Paullina Simons

44.   A Passionate Life – Ita Buttrose

45.   Lucy Sullivan is getting Married – Marian Keyes

46.   Elizabeth – Barbara Taylor Bradford

47.   Love Honor and Betray – Kathy Lette

48.   Watermelon – Marian Keyes

49.   Other People’s Diaries – Kathy Webb

50.   An Offer you Can’t Refuse – Jill Mansell

51.   On the Street Where you Live – Mary Higgins Clark

52.   Love, Honor and O’Brien – Jennifer Rowe

53.   And never let her go – Ann Rule (non fiction) **

54.   The Devil’s Punchbowl – Greg Iles

55.   Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen

56.   Persuasion – Jane Austen

57.   The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald

58.   Give me Four Reasons – Lizzie Wilcock

59.   One Perfect Pirouette – Sheryl clark

60.   Look me in the eye – John elder Robison (non fiction) **

61.   Jaspar Jones – Craig Silvey **

62.   My Story – Shappelle Corby with Kathryn Bonella (non fiction)**

63.   Rhubarb – Craig Silvey

64.   Play Dead – Harlan Coben **

65.   Testimony – Anita Shreve **

66.   Second Chances – Martina Reilly

67.   Cold Heart – Lynda La Plante

68.   Child 44 – Tom Rob Smith **

69.   The Help – Kathryn Stockett **

70.   Love in the Age of Drought – Fiona Higgins (non fiction)

71.   The Choice – Nicholas Sparks

72.   Killer Smile – Lisa Scottoline

73.   Meltdown-Ben Elton

74.   Paths of Glory – Jeffrey Archer **

75.   Bad Behaviour – Liz Byrski

76.   All He Ever Wanted – Anita Shreve

77.   Killing Floor – Lee Child **

78.   Seriously… I’m Kidding – Ellen de Generes

79.   Ash Rain – Corrie Hosking

80.   The God of Small things – Arundhati Roy

81.   The Secret Speech – Tom Rob Smith **

82.   Undercurrents – Tamara McKinley

83.   Gingersnaps – Cathy Cassidy

84.   Infidel- Ayaan Hirsi Ali (non fiction) **

85.   House Rules – Jodi Picoult **

86.   The Jane Austen bookclub – Karen Joy Fowler

87.   The Last Juror – John Grisham

88.   The Vendetta Defence- Lisa Scottoline **

89.   Breakfast at Tiffany’s ( plus three short stories) – Truman Capote

90.   Rebuilding Coventry – Sue Townsend

91.   I Heard the Owl call my Name – Margaret Craven **

92.   A Kingdom for the Brave – Tamara McKinley

93.   Unpolished Gem – Alice Pung **

94.   Tripwire – Lee Child

95.   The Brutal Art – Jesse Kellerman **

96.   Five quarters of the Orange – Joanne Harris **

97.   The Pilot’s Wife – Anita Shreve **

98.   Billy Two – Garry Boyd

99.   Leaving Jetty Road – Rebecca Burton

100.                        Live Wire – Harlen Coben **

2 comments:

  1. Great list - nice and varied. I would be interested to know how many, if any, were read via e-book. I've recently read my first e-book on my phone and was amazed at how much easier it was just to dive in whenever I got a few spare minutes. Certainly, if I'd had to carry the printed book with me, I would not have been able to grab it with such ease.

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    1. Thanks for your interest and your comment. I did read some with my ipad, at first I wasn't convinced. I am one of those people who loves the physicality of reading a book. However I am becoming converted and I think that if I had a phone it would be even more convenient than the ipad. I would love to know if there is an e library out there, perhaps where you pay a yearly joining fee and then can download books and after a certain amount of time you have to "return" them.

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