Some of you may remember that my father issued me a challenge to read 100 books this year.
I am very proud to announce that today I went over the half way point. So now I have four more months to read 49 books. Here is what I have read so far:
Andrews, Julie: The Great American Mousical
Auster, Paul: The Book of Illusions
Brookes, Geraldine: March*
Christie, Agatha: The Body in the Library
Delafield, E.M.: The Diary of a Provincial Lady*
Delaney, Frank: Ireland*"
Denny, Joanna: Anne Boleyn
Diamant, Anita: The Red Tent
Diliberto, Gioia: I am Madame X*"
Du Maurier, Daphne: Jamaica Inn
Du Maurier, Daphne: The Rebecca Notebook
Du Maurier, Daphne: My Cousin Rachel*"
Faulks, Sebastian: Human Traces*"
Faulks, Sebastian: Engleby*"
Ferguson, Rachel: The Brontes went to Woolworths*
Fforde, Jasper: The Well of Lost Plots
Fforde, Jasper: Lost in a good book
Fforde, Jasper: Something Rotten
Gardam, Jane: A Long way from Verona
Garfield, Simon: Mauve
Garner, Helen: The Spare Room*
Graeme Evans, Posie: The Innocent
Greene, Grahame: The End of the Affair*
Gregory, Philippa: Earthly Joys
Gregory, Philippa: The Boleyn Inheritance
Harris, Joanne: Chocolat
James, Henry: The turn of the screw
Joews, Miriam: A Boy of Good Breeding
Jones, Lloyd: The Book of Fame*
Jones, Lloyd: Mister Pip
Lewis, C.S.: Surprised by Joy
Long, James: Ferney*
Lovell, Mary S.: A Scandalous Life
Lustig, Arnost: Lovely Green Eyes
Mills, Mark: The Savage Garden*
Mitford, Jessica: Hons and Rebels
Ondaatje, Michael: The English Patient
Picardie, Justine: If the Spirit Moves You*
Picardie, Justine: Daphne*"
Picardie, Justine: My Mother's Wedding dress*"
Picardie, Ruth: Before I Say Goodbye*
Rappaport, Helen: Ekaterinberg*
Rilke, Rainer Maria: Letters to a Young Poet
Suskind, Patrick: Perfume*"
Taylor, Elizabeth: Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont
Treves, Sir Frederick: The Elephant Man
Weir, Alison: Innocent Traitor
Weldon, Fay: Letters to Alice*
Williams, Kate: England's Mistress*
So, there we go. The ones with * are the ones I've really loved, and the ones with " are ones I intend to write about soon. I am currently reading 'The Behaviour of Moths', The collected letters of Nicholas and Alexandra Romanov, 'Growing Pains' by Daphne du Maurier and 'The Decameron' by Boccaccio, which my Father declares I must read or my education will be lacking. Hmm.
Think I can make it to 100 by December 31st?