Books Read In 2017



Public Library and Other Stories – Ali Smith
High Wages – Dorothy Whipple
Upstream: Selected Essays – Mary Oliver
• My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises – Fredrik Backman
• In Ghostly Japan: Spooky Stories with the Folklore, Superstitions and Traditions of Old Japan – Lafcadio Hearn
• Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things – Lafcadio Hearn
• Invisible Cities – Italo Calvino



A World Gone Mad: The Diaries of Astrid Lindgren 1939-45 – Astrid Lindgren
• Marjory Fleming – Oriel Malet
• Hotel Iris – Yoko Ogawa
High Rising – Angela Thirkell
• Cheerful Weather for the Wedding – Julie Strachey
• The Hotel – Elizabeth Bowen
• Doubting Thomas – Atle Naess



• The Fireman – Joe Hill
Death of a Busybody – George Bellairs
A Florence Diary – Diana Athill
• Patience – John Coates
Orkney – Amy Sackville



• A Summer of Drowning – John Burnside
• Confessions of a Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated – Alison Arngrim
• The Beauty of Life: The Art of Design – William Morris
• IT – Stephen King
Nella Last’s War: The Second World War Diaries of Housewife, 49 – Nella Last
Summer of Night – Dan Simmons
• St Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves – Karen Russell
• Summerlong – Peter S. Beagle



• NOS4R2 – Joe Hill
• Girl Waits with Gun – Amy Stewart
Mrs Woolf and the Servants – Alison Light
• The Queen of the Tambourine – Jane Gardam



Penance – Kanae Minato
• The Magic Toyshop – Angela Carter
• A House in Flanders – Michael Jenkins
• Charlotte Sometimes – Penelope Farmer



The New Moon with the Old – Dodie Smith
Manazuru – Hiromi Kawakami
I’ll Have What She’s Having: My Adventures in Celebrity Dieting – Rebecca Harrington
• The Rules Don’t Reply – Ariel Levy
• We Band of Angels: The Untold Story of the American Women Trapped on Bataan – Elizabeth M. Norman
• The Gunslinger – Stephen King
• Astrophysics for People in a Hurry – Neil deGrasse Tyson
• How to Be Lovely: The Audrey Hepburn Way of Life – Melissa Hellstern
• The Talisman – Stephen King, Peter Straub



• Black House – Stephen King, Peter Straub
The Dead Shall be Raised and The Murder of a Quack – George Bellairs
Portrait of a Marriage – Nigel Nicolson

The Vegetarian by Kang Han



• Charleston: A Bloomsbury House and Garden – Quentin Bell
• Thin Air – Michelle Paver
• The Child Garden – Catriona McPherson
The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well – Meik Wiking
The Red Notebook – Antoine Laurain
• Sculptor’s Daughter: A Childhood Memoir – Tove Jansson



• Death Sends for the Doctor – George Bellairs
The Book of Lost Things – John Connolly
Record of a Night Too Brief – Hiromi Kawakami
• The Roanoke Girls – Amy Engel
• Let the Right One In – John Ajvide Lindqvist



• The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon – Sei Shonagon



• Just Kids – Patti Smith