The List - books


Week one into the The List and I've managed to keep up the photo a day promise, although I am already failing the keep a diary every day plan. This is not unexpected. However, I have watched my first Oscar-winning movie - Patton - and started my first book - The Adventures of Goodnight and Loving. I've also joined the Butterfly Conservation group and learned my first new word. For anyone interested, it's 'bathos'. I've heard it before but never really knew what it meant. According to the book 500 Words You Should Know, it means 'anti-climax, a descent from something emotional into something banal'.




I still need to read a new poem, which I'll do later this evening. In the meantime, I know a few people were keen to see the full book list, in case it threw up suggestions that they liked the sound of, so here it is:

Suite Francaise - Irene Nemirovsky
The 39 Steps - John Buchan
I Know This Much is True – Wally Lamb
The Adventures of Goodnight and Loving – Leslie Thomas
Astonishing Splashes of Colour – Clare Morrall
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society – Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
Perfect – Rachel Joyce
The Dark Knight Returns – Frank Miller
The Remains of Love - Zaruya Shalev
Legend – David Gemmel
50 Shades of Grey - E.L. James
The Moon’s a Balloon – David Niven
The Enchanted Wood/Magic Faraway Tree – Enid Blyton
The Dice Man – Luke Rhinehart
Dear Thief – Samantha Harvey
Blood Meriden – Cormac McCarthy
Herzog – Saul Bellow
Prey – Michael Crichton
Polo – Jilly Cooper
Twenty Thousand Streets Under the Sky – Patrick Hamilton
Seagull – Jonathan Livingston
Falling Upward – Richard Rohr
Coming Home to Story – Geoff Mead
Gerrard - The Autobiography - someone footballer that Liverpool fans keep banging on about
The Princess Bride – William Goldman abridged version
The Hearing Trumpet – Leonora Carrington
Lizzie Dripping – Helen Creswell
Wildwood: A Journey Through Trees - Roger Deakin
I Capture the Castle – Dodie Smith
Million Little Pieces – James Frey
Any short story collection by Annie Proulx
Your Body Speaks to Your Mind
The Magic Finger – Roald Dahl
The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern
Beyond Good and Evil – Nietzsche
The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks
Americanah - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Hyperion –Dan Simmonds
Pale Fire – Nabokov
Crime and Punishment – Dostoevsky
The Master and Margarita – Mikhail Bulgakov
Raj Quartet – Paul Scott
Wide Sargasso Sea - Jean Rhys