Monthly Archives: January 2012

New year, new booklist

Just a short post and a list this time of the books I will be reading this year.  Last year was a busy one with the end of uni and life getting in the way, but this year I mean business.  The list is not exhaustive or inclusive – I am open to comments and suggestions and some of these books may be ones that I dip in and out of.  I am going to write any reviews or thoughts on here and if anyone feels like giving me some feedback then tweet @jeniflumper and I’ll be mightily grateful.  I wonder what everyone else is reading this year?


Some of the titles on my list are classics, others relatively new releases.  Not all fiction, some poetry and short stories as well.  I have been missing my studies and need some space to think and write about what I’ve read.  I’m unsure of the order I’ll read them in but I have started on the first, And the Land Lay Still, by James Robertson.  I have too much to say about it already, save that it’s heavy on issues of Scottish national identity.  More comments coming soon!




And the Land Lay Still, by James Robertson

The Crimson Petal and the White, by Michael Faber

The Stranger’s Child, by Alan Hollinghurst

For Whom the Bell Tolls, by Ernest Hemingway

Shantaram, by Gregory David Roberts

The Little Friend, by Donna Tartt

The Sense of an Ending, by Julian Barnes

The God of Small Things, by Arundati Roy

Room, by Emma Donoghue

The Etymologicon, by Mark Forsyth

Before I Go to Sleep, by SJ Watson

Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy

Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoevsky

The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly, by Jean-Dominique Bauby

The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists, by Robert Tressell

No One Belongs Here More Than You, by Miranda July

The Best of Everything, by Rona Jaffe

The Group, Mary McCarthy

The Bees, by Carol Ann Duffy

Lanark, by Alasdair Grey

The Testament of Gideon Mack, by James Robertson

The Sea, the Sea, by Iris Murdoch



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