My reading 2016, 2017

The Debs of Bletchley Park - Michael Smith nf
The Lady in the Van - Alan Bennett nf
A God in Ruins - Kate Atkinson
Jakob's Colours - Lindsay Hawdon
The Venetian Contract - Marina Fiorato
We Never Asked for Wings - Vanessa Diffenbaugh
At Hawthorn Time - Melissa Harrison
The Other Side of the Bridge - Mary Lawson
The Snow Kimono - Mark Henshaw
Dancing with Mrs. Dalloway - C.B. Johnson (essays) nf
The Sunrise - Victoria Hislop
The Piano Teacher - Janice Y.K. Lee
The Road to Emmaus - Sister Helen Julian CSF nf
The Shepherd's Life: A Tale of the Lake District - James Rebanks nf
The Buffer Girls - Margaret Dickinson
Behind the Scenes At The Museum - Kate Atkinson (re-read)
I Can't Stay Long - Laurie Lee  (memoirs/essays) Part 3 Hills of Tuscany  nf
The Pillars of Hercules - Paul Theroux (chapters on Italy)  nf
Cadfael Country: Shropshire & The Welsh Border - Rob Talbot & Robin Whiteman nf
The Year of the Runaways - Sunjeev Sahota
A Tuscan Childhood - Kinta Beevor  (memoirs) nf
My Italian Bulldozer - Alexander McCall Smith
SPQR A History of Ancient Rome - Mary Beard  (ongoing)  nf
The Expatriates - Janice Y.K. Lee (didn't finish)
The Italian Wife - Kate Furnivall
A Walk in the Woods - Bill Bryson nf
The Road to Urbino - Roma Tearne
The Shepherd Trilogy: Volume 1. A Shepherd Looks At The 23rd Psalm - Phillip Keller  nf
At The Edge Of The Orchard - Tracy Chevalier
Dreaming Spies - Laurie R. King
The Trouble With Goats And Sheep - Joanna Cannon
Smoke and Mirrors - Elly Griffiths
The Dean's Watch - Elizabeth Goudge
The Song Collector - Natasha Solomons
The Muse - Jessie Burton
Early One Morning - Virginia Baily
Trio - Sue Gee
La's Orchestra Saves the World - Alexander McCall Smith
Dreamstreets - A Journey through Britain's Village Utopias - Jacqueline Yallop nf
The Bird in the Tree - Elizabeth Goudge
The Return of Sherlock Holmes (stories) - Arthur Conan Doyle
A Life in Questions - Jeremy Paxman (memoirs) nf
Crooked Heart - Liss Evans (read for new book group)
While My Eyes Were Closed - Linda Green
The Lake House - Kate Morton
The Virgin in the Snow - Ellis Peters {The Brother Cadfael Series # 6}
The Shepherd Trilogy:  Volume 2. A Shepherd Looks At The Good Shepherd -
Phillip Keller nf
I Can't Stay Long - Laurie Lee (memoirs/essays) - True Adventures of the Boy Reader,
Eight Year Old World, Whitsuntide Treat,  An Obstinate Exile nf
The Silence Between Breaths - Cath Staincliffe
The Heaven Tree (part 1 of a trilogy) - Edith Pargeter
Peacock & Vine: Fortuny & Morris in life and work - A.S.Byatt nf
Boris - Andrew Gimson nf
Celtic Christian Daily Readings from The Northumbria Community, Northumberland The Colman, Bishop of Lindisfarne, Series December - words & pictures based on the Jesse tree
The Children of Green Knowe - Lucy M. Boston
The Last Runaway - Tracy Chevalier (a re-read for a book group)
My Name is Lucy Barton - Elizabeth Strout
Remind Me Who I Am Again - Linda Grant nf
Winter in Thrush Green - Miss Read
Celtic Christian Daily Readings from The Northumbria Community.
The Finan Series January - readings based on the hymn, 'Be Thou My Vision'
The Edge Of The World: How The North Sea Made Us Who We Are - Michael Pye (ongoing)
Celtic Christian Daily Readings from The Northumbria Community. The Finan Series February - 'Doorkeepers'
Reading (Berkshire) Then and Now, (Britain In Old Photographs Series) - Stuart Hylton with modern photography by Michael Hylton (ongoing reading) nf
Service Of All The Dead - Colin Dexter - The Inspector Morse Series #4
The Wench Is Dead - Colin Dexter - The  Inspector Morse Series#8
Celtic Christian Daily Readings from the Northumbria Community. The Aidan Series March - 'Ask For The Old Paths'
The Morville Hours - Katherine Swift  re-read nf
Celtic Christian Daily Readings from the Northumbria Community. The Aidan Series April 'The Inward Journey' nf
Madonna In A Fur Coat - Sabahattin Ali (April bookgroup)
Earthly Joys - Philippa Gregory
Celtic Christian Daily Readings from the Northumbria Community.The Aidan Series May 'Crossroads' nf
Do Not Say We Have Nothing - Madeleine Thien
Virgin Earth (sequel to Earthly Joys - Philippa Gregory)
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis - Giorgio Bassani
Letters To Auntie Fori - Martin Gilbert nf
Celtic Christian Daily Readings from the Northumbria Community. The Aidan Readings for August 'Iona' nf
Cold Earth - Ann Cleeves (The Shetland Series #7)
The Sleeping and the Dead - Ann Cleeves (a stand-alone mystery)
The Seagull - Ann Cleeves (The Vera Stanhope Series #8)
Houses of Power - The Places That Shaped the Tudor World - Simon Thurley nf
currently reading: Six Tudor Queens Series #2  Ann Boleyn, A King's Obsession - Alison Weir
to be read : The Rules of Magic - Alice Hoffman
currently doing on-line short study courses 1. Ancient Rome using a digital 3D model of 4th century AD Rome 2. Psychology and Mental Health

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