JANUARY

Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey
Other Sorrows, Other Joys by Janet Warner

FEBRUARY

Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky
Father and Son by Edmund Gosse
Just in Case by Meg Rosoff

MARCH

second half of David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
The Monsters of Templeton by Lauren Groff
The Ballad of Dorothy Wordsworth by Frances Wilson*

APRIL

The Secret History of Lost Things by Sheridan Hay
The Post-Birthday World by Lionel Shriver
The Tent by Margaret Atwood
On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan

MAY

The Golden Compass (aka Northern Lights) by Philip Pullman (reread)
The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman (reread)
A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers by Xiaolu Guo
A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Baeh
The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz
In the Dark by Deborah Moggach
I was on a book tour of the US, and had a lot of time to read in airports!


JUNE

Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Lollipop Shoes by Joanne Harris
Michael Tolliver Lives by Armistead Maupin
The Headless Cupid by Zilpha Keatley Snyder (reread; a favorite book and author from my childhood)


JULY

The Road Home by Rose Tremain
The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles
The Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney


AUGUST

Persuasion by Jane Austen (reread)
Alberta and Jacob by Cora Sandel
Alberta and Freedom by Cora Sandel
Annette Vallon by James Tipton


SEPTEMBER

Astrid and Veronika by Linda Olsson
Mr. Pip by Lloyd Jones
Alberta Alone by Cora Sandel
The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje (reread)


OCTOBER

Nursery Crimes by Ayelet Waldman
The Year of the Hare by Arto Paasilinna
Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
The Frozen Thames by Helen Humphreys
Sepulchre by Kate Mosse


NOVEMBER

The Journal of Dora Damage by Belinda Starling
Funny how some months I read several books, others just one. Maybe I'm slowing down because it's getting colder - does one's reading metabolism change the way our physical metabolism does?


DECEMBER

Restless by William Boyd
Case Histories by Kate Atkinson
The Kiwi's Egg: Charles Darwin and Natural Selection by David Quammen
The Map That Changed the World by Simon Winchester