What I’ve read so far – 2016

I read for fun. I love the escapism reading brings but I also love how you can learn from all types of books, not just non-fiction. I don’t think that reading challenges are serious, they just allow me to track books I’ve read and perhaps think a little more about what I am going to read.

I’m also interested in reading a variety of books so I want to make sure that I’m not just concentrating on one genre.

In addition I thought it may be fun to try to read my way around the world and try to read a book for each letter of the alphabet. With this in mind I’ve decided to keep a list of the countries the books I read are based in. I’ll up date this as and when I have a new country or book to add.

So far I have read 61 books this year

Reading around the world…


The Dry


Deadly Harvest


The Girl in the Red Coat (also partly based in the USA)

The Song Collector

A Christmas in Disguise

The Ballroom

Sweet Home

The Finding of Martha Lost

Mothering Sunday

In Her Wake

When She Was Bad (and partly set in the USA)

The Perfect Match

Daisy in Chains

Tastes Like Fear

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper

Death of a Diva

The Museum of You

The Unseeing

Wrote for Luck

The Secrets of Wishtide

The Butcher Bird

How to Find Love in a Bookshop


The Beautiful Dead

Death in Profile

A Vintage Wedding

The Keeper of Lost Things

The Vanishing

Meet Me At Beachcomber Bay

Wildflower Bay

White Lies and Wishes

Watch Her Disappear


Let Me Tell You About A Man I Knew

Her Father’s Daughter


An Octopus in my Ouzo

Hong Kong

The Last Days of Jack Sparks (also Italy, England and the USA)




Falling in Love

The Waters of Eternal Youth


The Bird Tribunal


The Constant Soldier

Republic of Ireland

Unravelling Oliver

Lying in Wait

Closed Casket

South Korea

The Dog Who Dared to Dream


Fever at Dawn



Devil’s Bridge

Destroyer Angel

Fool Me Once

The One-in-a-Million Boy

Lab Girl

Lily and the Octopus

Last Light


The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

The River at Night

The Book of Mirrors

Talking as Fast As I Can


The Missing Hours (and partly England)


The Man I Became