2018 Reading List


1. Malala’s Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai (Non-Fiction)
2. Feeding My Mother: Comfort and Laughter in the Kitchen as my Mother Deals with Memory Loss by Jann Arden (Non-Fiction) πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦
3. Good Morning, Midnight by Jean Rhys
4. The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking (Non-Fiction)
5. The Nose by Nikolai Gogol
6. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
7. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls (Reread+Non-Fiction)
8. The Birds and Other Stories by Daphne du Maurier
9. Just Jen by Jen Powley (Non-Fiction) πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦
10. Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler
11. Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto
12. On Not Losing My Father’s Ashes in the Flood by Richard Harrison (Poetry) πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦
13. Ways of Going Home by Alejandro Zambra
14. Eloise by Kay Thompson
15. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness (Reread)
16. The Year of Living Danishly: Uncovering the Secrets of the World’s Happiest Country by Helen Russell (Non-Fiction)
17. Murder at the Vicarage (Miss Marple, #1) by Agatha Christie
18. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
19. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
20. Animal Farm by George Orwell
21. A Pair of Silk Stockings by Kate Chopin
22. Daphnis and Chloe by Longus
23. An American Marriage by Tayari Jones (Review Book)
24. Revenge of the Vinyl Cafe by Stuart McLean πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦
25. Home to Woefield by Susan Juby πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦
26. Pomfret Towers by Angela Thirkell

Movies Watched

1. Kingsman: The Golden Circle
2. The Glass Castle (based on the Jeannette Walls book)
3. Ferdinand


27. The Princess Bride by William Goldman
28. Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day by Winifred Watson
29. Cheerful Weather For The Wedding by Julia Strachey
30. The White Book by Han Kang
31. Flush: A Biography by Virginia Woolf
32. William: An Englishman by Cicely Hamilton
33. The Lake House by Kate Morton
34. The Tinderbox by Hans Christian Andersen
35. The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn
36. Circe and the Cyclops by Homer
37. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
38. Gwendy’s Button Box by Stephen King
39. The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani
40. The Lying Game by Ruth Ware
41. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
42, The Great Winglebury Duel by Charles Dickens
43. Shrewed: A Wry and Closely Observed Look at the Lives of Women and Girls by Elizabeth Renzetti (Non-Fiction & Review Book)Β πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

Movies Watched

4. Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day (based on the book by Winifred Watson)
5. Winchester (inspired by the Winchester Mansion – my favourite!)


44. Malagash by Joey Comeau πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦
45. Americanah by Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie
46. I Am A Truck by Michelle Winters πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦
47. The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
48. Gooseberries by Anton Chekhov
49. Things To Do When It’s Raining by Marissa Stapley (Review Book)Β πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦
50. Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦
51. American War by Omar El Akkad πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦
52. The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦
53. Malarky by Anakana Schofield πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦
54. Swallowing Mercury by Wioletta Greg
55. Forgiveness: A Gift From My Grandparents by Mark Sakamoto (Non-Fiction)Β πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦
56. The Boat People by Sharon Bala πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦
57. Precious Cargo: My Year of Driving the Kids on School Bus 3077 by Craig Davidson (Non-Fiction)Β πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦
58. Let Me Lie be Clare Mackintosh
59. Daphne du Maurier and her Sisters by Jane Dunn
60. This Fallen Prey (Casey Duncan, #3) by Kelley ArmstrongΒ πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

Movies Watched

6. A Wrinkle in Time (based on the novel by Madeleine L’Engle)
7. Bon Cop Bad Cop 2
8. Sherlock Gnome


61. Vi by Kim Thuy (Review Book)Β πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦
62. My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier
63. All We Saw by Anne Michaels (Poetry)Β πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦
64. Linger, Still by Aislinn Hunter (Poetry)Β πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦
65. Otolith by Emily Nilsen (Poetry)Β πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦
66. In A Cottage In A Wood by Cass Green
67. Admission Requirements by Phoebe Wang (Poetry)Β πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦
68. Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee
69. Any Day Now (Sullivan’s Crossing, #2) by Robyn Carr
70. Feel Happier in Nine Seconds by Linda Besner (Poetry)Β πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦
71. breathing at dusk by Beth Goobie (Poetry)Β πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦
72. I’ll Be Gone In The Dark by Michelle McNamara (Non-Fiction)
73. The Forgotten Ones by Steena Holmes (Review Book)Β πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦
74. Every Note Played by Lisa Genova
75. Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell
76. Magonia (Magonia, #1) by Maria Dahvana Headley
77. Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte (Reread)
78. The Doll: Short Stories by Daphne du Maurier
79. Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children, #1) by Seanan McGuire (Reread)
80. The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory


81. Leah on the Offbeat (Creekwood, #2) by Becky Albertalli
82. The Missing Girl by Shirley Jackson
83. Confessions of a Domestic Failure by Bunmi LaditanΒ πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦
84. Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
85. Down Among The Sticks and Bones (Wayward Children, #2) by Seanan McGuire
86. Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King
87. The Bronze Horseman (The Bronze Horseman, #1) by Paullina Simons
88. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
89. The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware (Review Book)
90. From Twinkle, with Love by Sandhya Menon
91. Aftermath by Kelley ArmstrongΒ πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦
92. Foe by Iain Reid (Review Book)Β πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦
93. Rogues Rush In by Tessa Dare and Christi Caldwell
94. Class Mom by Laurie GelmanΒ πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦
95. Come From Away by Genevieve Graham (Review Book)Β πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦


96. How To Walk Away by Katherine Center (Review Book)
97. Chocky by John Wyndam
98. Listen To Your Heart by Kasie West
99. The Family Gathering (Sullivan’s Crossing, #3) by Robyn Carr
100. Green Tea by Sheridan le Fanu
101. The Breakthrough by Daphne du Maurier
102. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
103. Educated by Tara Westover (Non-Fiction)
104. All The Little Lights by Jaime McGuire (Review Book)

Movies Watched

9. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
10. The Incredibles 2


105. Save The Date by Morgan Matson (Review Book)
106. The Art of French Kissing by Brianna R. Schrum (Review Book)
107. The Robber Bridegroom by The Brothers Grimm
108. The Figgs by Ali Bryan (Review Book)
109. Woman Much Missed by Thomas Hardy
110. The Reckoning by Edith Wharton
111. We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shelley Jackson
112. The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald
113. A Walk In The Woods by Bill Bryson (Non-Fiction)
114. The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
115. The Night is Darkening Round Me by Emily Bronte
116. The Old Man of the Moon by Shen Fu
117. Sea of Shadows by Kelley Armstrong
118. The Bear by Claire Cameron
119. The Old Nurse’s Story by Elizabeth Gaskell
120. Smoke & Mirrors: Short Fictions and Illusions by Neil Gaiman
121. The Hunger by Alma Katsu
122. The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night by Jen Campbell
123. The Lullaby Girl (Angie Pallorino, #2) by Loreth Ann White (Review Book)
124. More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
125. Matchmaking For Beginners by Maddie Dawson (Review Book)
126. The Iron Trial (Magisterium, #1) by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black
127. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
128. Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders by Neil Gaiman
129. Kasyan from the Beautiful Lands by Ivan Turnegev
130. I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman
131. I Hate and I Love by Catullus
132. The Beautifull Cassandra by Jane Austen
133. Find You in the Dark by Nathan Ripley
134. Lips Too Chilled by Matsuo Basho
135. My Dearest Father by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
136. The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
137. More Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops by Jen Campbell (Non-Fiction)
138. Dear Mrs. Bird by A. J. Pearce
139. The Figure in the Carpet by Henry James
140. Outline (Outline, #1) by Rachel Cusk

Movies Watched

11. Lost in Austen
12. Wedding Crashers
13. Singin’ In The Rain
14. Hotel Transylvania 3
15. Super Troopers 2


141. Transit (Outline, #2) by Rachel Cusk
142. Broken (Women of the Otherworld, #6) by Kelley Armstrong
143. The Finishing School by Joanna Goodman
144. Crazy Rich Asians (Crazy Rich Asians, #1) by Kevin Kwan
145. How Much Land Does a Man Need? by Leo Tolstoy
146. The Dolphins, The Whales and the Gudgeon by Aesop
147. Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay
148. The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart by Holly Ringland (Review Book)
149. A Slip Under The Microscope by H. G. Wells
150. The Outsider by Stephen King
151. The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe
152. The Girl You Thought I Was by Rebecca Phillips (Review Book)
153. The Simple Wild by K. A. Tucker (Review Book)
154. Warlight by Michael Ondaatje
155. Empire of Night (Age of Legends, #2) by Kelley Armstrong
156. The Hygge Holiday by Rosie Blake
157. Different Seasons by Stephen King
158. Pet Sematary by Stephen King

Movies Watched

16. My Cousin Rachel
17. Crazy Rich Asians
18. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before
19. Apt Pupil


159. Right Where We Belong (Silver Springs, #4) by Brenda Novak
160. Night Shift by Stephen King
161. Pieces of Her by Karen Slaughter
162. Good Luck With That by Kristan Higgins
163. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
164. My Plain Jane (The Lady Janies, #2) by Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand, and Jodi Meadows
165. Persuasion by Jane Austen
166. Kitchen Essays by Agnes Jekyll
167. Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
168. The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
169. Sadie by Courtney Summer (Review Book)
170. How To Stop Time by Matt Haig
171. The Dark and Other Love Stories by Deborah Willis
172. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
173. The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham
174. Still Me (Me Before You, #3) by Jojo Moyes
175. Mariana by Monica Dickens

Movies Watched

20. Crazy Rich Asians (Again!)
21. Stand By Me
22. Jane Eyre (1996)
23. Small Foot


176. The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
177. The Inheritance by Louisa May Alcott
178. A Long Fatal Love Chase by Louisa May Alcott
179. A Curve in the Road by Julianne MacLean (Review Book)
180. Don’t Look Now by Daphne du Maurier
181. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
182. Dolly by Susan Hill
183. The Ghost Box II by various authors
184. The Home-Maker by Dorothy Canfield-Fisher

Movies Watched

24. Misery
25. A Star is Born
26. Hereditary
27. The Haunting of Hill House (not the movie, but it felt like one!)


185. Marilla of Green Gables by Sarah McCoy
186. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
187. Extreme Vinyl Cafe (Vinyl Cafe, #6) by Stuart McLean
188. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
189. Elevation by Stephen King
190. The Embassy of Cambodia by Zadie Smith
191. The Testament of Mary by Colm Toibin
192. Behind a Mask, or A Woman’s Power by A. M. Barnard
193. Train Dreams by Denis Johnson
194. The Grownup by Gillian Flynn
195. The Snow Goose by Paul Gallico
196. The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
197. The Beauty by Aliya Whiteley
198. Fatty Legs by Christy Jordan-Fenton (Non-Fiction)
199. I Am I Am I Am: Seventeen Brushes With Death by Maggie O’Farrell (Non-Fiction)
200. The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell
201. The Little Cafe in Copenhagen by Julie Caplin

Movies Watched

28. The Grinch
29. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
30. Christmas Under Wraps
31. Miss Christmas
32. The Christmas Calendar
33. A Song For Christmas
34. Christmas Getaway
35. Switched For Christmas
36. Christmas At Pemberley Manor


202. Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany by Jane Mount (Non-Fiction)
203. Hot Winter Nights (Heartbreaker Bay, #6) by Jill Shalvis
204. The Shoe on the Roof by Will Ferguson
205. Maybe This Christmas by Jennifer Snow
206. The Night Before Christmas by Nikolai Gogol
207. Deal of a Lifetime by Fredrik Backman
208. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather
209. The Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell (Non-Fiction)
210. Christmas at Thompson Hall & Other Christmas Stories by Anthony Trollope
211. In Order To Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom by Yeonmi Park (Non-Fiction)
212. On Beauty by Zadie Smith
213. Christmas Stories, edited by Diana Secker Tesdell
214. The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding by Agatha Christie
215. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
216. One Day in December by Josie Silver

Movies WatchedΒ 

37. The Christmas Chronicles
38. Once Upon A Holiday
39. Hearts of Christmas
40. LEGO Ninjago
41. Holmes & Watson
42. Ralph Breaks The Internet
43. Home Alone
44. Elf
45. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation