Books Read in 2012

January 2012
Chocolat - Joanne Harris
Small Island - Andrea Levy
Three Men in a Boat - Jerome K Jerome
The Spy Who Came In From The Cold - John Le Carré
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13¾ - Sue Townsend
Adrian Mole, The Cappuccino Years - Sue Townsend
Secret - Phillippe Grimbert

February 2012
Tom-All-Alone's - Lynn Shepherd *
The Girl With The Pearl Earring - Tracy Chevalier
Freedom - Jonathan Franzen
Death Comes To Pemberly - PD James
Palimpsest: A Memoir - Gore Vidal

March 2012
A Portrait Of The Artist as a Young Man - James Joyce
Gillespie and I - Jane Harris*
How To Be A Woman - Caitlin Moran*
The Catcher In The Rye - JD Salinger
The Sea - John Banville

April 2012
My Dear, I Wanted To Tell You - Louisa Young
Brooklyn - Colm Toibin
When We Were Orphans - Kazuo Ishiguro
We Had It So Good - Linda Grant
Call The Midwife - Jennifer Worth
The Sweet Smell of Psychosis - Will Self

May 2012
The Hare With Amber Eyes - Edmund de Waal
Frankenstein - Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
The Marriage Plot - Jeffrey Eugenides
Breakfast at Tiffany's - Truman Capote
Constance: The Tragic and Scandalous Life of Mrs Oscar Wilde - Franny Moyle
London: A Short History - A.N. Wilson
Secret London - Andrew Duncan

June 2012
Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
Suite Francaise - Irene Nemirovsky
Blood of the Isles - Bryan Sykes
To The Lighthouse - Virginia Woolf
Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck

July 2012
A Week at the Airport - Alain de Botton
Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro
The Fight - Norman Mailer
The Wicked Wit of Winston Churchill
The Shipping News - Annie Proulx
The Suspicions of Mr Whicher - Kate Summerscale
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - Deborah Moggach
Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
Brick Lane - Monica Ali

August 2012
The Story of a Nobody - Anton Chekhov
Amsterdam - Ian McEwan
Johnson's Life of London - Boris Johnson
Master Georgie - Beryl Bainbridge
Inishowen - Joseph O'Connor
Delta of Venus - Anais Nin
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie - Muriel Spark
The Diary of a Young Girl - Anne Frank
The Island - Victoria Hislop
The Hours - Michael Cunningham

September 2012
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas - John Boyne
A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess
Saturday - Ian McEwan
Hideous Kinky - Esther Freud
The Evolution of Inanimate Objects - Harry Karlinsky*
Gilead - Marilynne Robinson

October 2012
Pure - Andrew Miller
Vanished Years - Rupert Everett
Revolutionary Road - Richard Yates
A Treacherous Likeness - Lynn Shepherd*

November 2012
Snowdrops - AD Miller
Country Girl - Edna O'Brien
The Somnambulist - Essie Fox
Toulouse Lautrec, The Complete Posters - Russell Ash
The Lighthouse - Alison Moore

December 2012
The Woman In White - Wilkie Collins
The Boy With The Topknot - Sathnam Sanghera
Ism: Understanding Art - Stephen Little
Restless - William Boyd
Fathers and Sons - Ivan Turgenev

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