Books Read from August 2002 – December 2005

Dates are approximate in some cases

August 2002

The Last Time They Met – Anita Shreve
Eden Close – Anita Shreve
Strange Fits of Passion – Anita Shreve
Sea Glass- Anita Shreve
September 2002

Her Own Rules – Barbara Taylor Bradford
Smouldering Fires – Anya Seyton
The Rainmaker – John Grisham
Atonement – Ian McEwan
Harry Potter and the Philosospher’s Stone – J K Rowling (a re-read)
A Question of Belief – Margaret Yorke (library book)
The Price of Guilt – Margaret Yorke (library book)
The Green Knight – Iris Murdoch

October 2002

The Partner – John Grisham
Between Extremes – John McCarthy and Brian Keenan (library book)
The Intimate Merton – Thomas Merton (for book circle)

November 2002

The Street Lawyer – John Grisham
The Runaway Jury – John Grisham
The Client – John Grisham
False Pretences – Margaret Yorke (library book)
Life Before Man & Cat’s Eye – Margaret Atwood

December 2002
Lord of the Rings – J R R Tolkein

Jan – Feb 03 – not a complete record of books read

Iris: a memoir – John Bayley (library book)
Iris and the Friends – John Bayley (library book)
A Widower’s House – John Bayley (library book)
The Calorie Fallacy – Barry Groves (library book)
Food for Thought – Vernon Cole (library book)
The Sea, the Sea – Iris Murdoch (library book)
Soul Survivor – Philip Yancy
Iris Murdoch: a life – Peter J Conradi
Eat fat, get thin – Barry Groves (a re-writing of the Calorie Fallacy)
The Atkins Diet

Feb – Dec 03 didn’t keep record

January 2004 – still not complete record
Iris – A N Wilson
The Italian Girl – Iris Murdoch (library book)
Middlemarch – George Eliot
The Solitaire Mystery – Jostein Gaarder (library book)

February 2004
The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold

March – April 2004 includes
The Invention of Dr Cake – Andrew Motion (library book)
Therapy – David Lodge
Lunch with Elizabeth David – Roger Williams (library book)
Spiderweb – Penelope Lively (library book)
The Tomb of God – Richard Andrews & Paul Schellerberger (Sue Burchell’s book)
The Gnostic Gospels – Elaine Pagels
The Summer of a Dormouse – John Mortimer (library book)
Living a Life that Matters – Harold S Kushner (library book)
The Power of Now – Eckhart Tolle (library book)
The Changing Faces of Jesus – Geza Vermes (library book)
God – Alexander Waugh(library book)
Oracle Night – Paul Auster (Paul’s book)
The Moses Legacy – Graham Phillips
Doubts and Loves – Richard Holloway (library book)

June – 31 August 2004
Excavating Jesus Beneath the Stones, Behind the Texts – John Dominic Crossan & Jonathan L Reed (library book)
Galileo’s Daughter – Dava Sobel (library book)
How to Enjoy Your Life and Your Job – Dale Carnegie (library book)
The Hungry Spirit – Charles Handy (library book)
The Red and the Green – Iris Murdoch (library book)
The Spiral Staircase – Karen Armstrong
Lyra’s Oxford – Philip Pullman
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
The Time of the Angels – Iris Murdoch (library book)
A Fairly Honourable Defeat – Iris Murdoch (library book)
Eats, Shoots and Leaves – Lynne Truss
Crossing the Lines – Melvyn Bragg

September 2004
The Hours – Michael Cunningham
Renovation of the Heart – Dallas Willard
That Certain Age – Elizabeth Buchan
The Bell – Iris Murdoch
Blow Fly – Patricia Cornwell

October 2004
The birth of Venus – Sarah Dunant
The Clerkenwell Tales – Peter Ackroyd
On Forgiveness – Richard Holloway (library book)
Cold Mountain – Charles Frazier (Margaret Haywood’s book)

November – December 2004
The Best of A W Tozer
Diary of an Ordinary Woman – Margaret Forster
Perkin – Anne Wroe
Pure Bliss – Gill Edwards (library book)
Human Instinct – Robert Winston
Vanity Fair – William Thackeray
Light on Snow – Anita Shreve

January 2005

Secrets of the Code – Dan Burstein, editor
Beyond Belief: the secret gospel of Thomas – Elaine Pagels (library book)
Adam and Eve and Pinch Me – Ruth Rendell (library book)
Road Rage – Ruth Rendell (library book)
Quiet Mind – John Selby (library book)
Tried for Heresy – Andrew Furlong (library book)

February 2005

Caesar’s Women – Colleen McCullough (3rd in series)
Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews – Paula Fredriksen (library book)
Hidden Lives: a family memoir – Margaret Forster (library book)

March 2005

Caesar – Colleen McCullough
Mary Reilly – Valerie Martin (Dr Jekyll)
The October Horse – Colleen McCullough
The Soldier’s Return – Melvyn Bragg

April 2005

Mary called Magdalene – Margaret George
Jesus and the Goddess – Timothy Freake & Peter Gandy (library book)
Forever Today – Deborah Wearing
The Cutting Room – Louise Welsh
The Touch – Colleen McCullough (library book)
The Ladies of Missalonghi – Colleen McCullough
A Son of War – Melvyn Bragg

May 2005
The Adventure of English – Melvyn Bragg
The Last Juror – John Grisham
Curzon: a most superior person – Kenneth Rose
J R R Tolkien & C S Lewis – Colin Duriez (library book)

June 2005
Fitzroy – John Gribbin
Crossing the Lines – Melvyn Bragg (a re-read)
Wilderness Tips – Margaret Atwood
Breaking the Trust – Lucy Clare
The Mysteries of Glass – Sue Gee
The Little Lady Agency – Hester Brown

July 2005
The American Boy – Andrew Taylor
Antony – Allan Massie (library book)
Morgan’s Run – Colleen McCullough (library book)
The Memory Box – Penelope Lively (library book)
The Paperchase – Marcel Theroux (library book)
The Sunday Wife – Cassandra King (library book)

August 2005
The Gospel Of Judas – Simon Mawer
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – J K Rowling
Negotiating with the Dead – Margaret Atwood
Saturday – Ian McEwan
Mary Swann – Carol Shields
Call in the Night – Susan Howatch

September 2005
Case Histories – Kate Atkinson
According to Queeney – Beryl Bainbridge
The Various Haunts of Men – Susan Hill
Atlantis – David Gibbons
Samuel Pepys – Arthur Bryant
Bleachers – John Grisham

October 2005
Angels and Demons – Dan Brown
The Service of Clouds – Susan Hill (library book)
The Lambs of London – Peter Ackroyd
Pinkerton’s Sister – Peter Rushworth
Have the Men Had Enough? – Margaret Forster

November 2005
Catherine de Medici – Leonie Frieda
Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
A Winter in the Hills – John Wain
Through the Looking Glass – Lewis Carroll

December 2005
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell – Susannah Clark
The Name of the Rose – Umberto Eco
Masterman Ready – Captain Marryat
Elegance – Kathleen Tessaro
A Short History of Myth – Karen Armstrong
The Penelopiad – Margaret Atwood