On Beauty by Zadie Smith
Constitutional (short stories) by Helen Simpson
A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka
The Lambs of London by Peter Ackroyd


The Night Watch by Sarah Waters
Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
Close Range (short stories) by Annie Proulx
Rapture (poems) by Carol Ann Duffy


The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien (reread, aloud with my son)
The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy
Paradise Lost by John Milton


Spies by Michael Frayn
Disobedience by Naomi Alderman
The Dark Room by Rachel Seiffert
Stuart: A Life Backwards by Alexander Masters


So Many Ways to Begin by Jon McGregor
Digging to America by Anne Tyler
Vernon God Little by D.B.C. Pierre


Beyond Black by Hilary Mantel
Touching the Rock: An Experience of Blindness by John T. Hul


A Factory of Cunning by Philippa Stockley
Theft by Peter Carey


Gentlemen and Players by Joanne Harris
Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
On Writing by Stephen King


The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery (reread – comfort read!)
half of Untold Stories by Alan Bennett


A Vicious Circle by Amanda Craig
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
The Vanishing of Esme Lennox by Maggie O’Farrell


Thomas Hardy: The Time-Torn Man (biography) by Claire Tomalin
When We Were Bad (not yet published) by Charlotte Mendelson


Hannibal Rising by Thomas Harris (had to read it for a cultural radio program)
The Accidental by Ali Smith
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini