Thursday, 31 December 2009

Books of 2009

At the end of each year, I leave you with a list of the books I've read during the year... this year I've read more titles than usual, but that's because I read rather a lot of plays for one of my courses... and re-reads have a 'x' in front of them. Again, rather more than usual. Anyway, here goes! (warning: if you're in the dovegreybooks postal book group, watch out! Some of these titles are in it, but I couldn't remember exactly which...)

x1. Winnie-the-Pooh - AA Milne
x2. The House at Pooh Corner - AA Milne
x3. The Feminine Middlebrow Novels 1920s to 1950s - Nicola Humble
x4. The Provincial Lady in America - EM Delafield
5. Breath - Tim Winton
x6. Orlando - Virginia Woolf
7. The Colleen Bawn - Dion Boucicault
8. Black Ey'd Susan - Douglas Jerrold
9. The Bells - Leopold Lewis
10. Melodrama - James L. Smith
11. Uncle Tom's Cabin (play) - George L. Aiken
x12. The Provincial Lady in Wartime - EM Delafield
13. The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
14. The Octoroon - Dion Boucicault
15. Mrs. Warren's Profession - George Bernard Shaw
16. The Second Mrs. Tanqueray - Arthur Wing Pinero
17. The Notorious Mrs. Ebbsmith - Arthur Wing Pinero
x18. Jacob's Room - Virginia Woolf
19. Mrs. Dane's Defence - Henry Arthur Jones
20. Stage-Land - Jerome K. Jerome
x21. Between The Acts - Virginia Woolf
x22. A Woman of No Importance - Oscar Wilde
23. The Philanderer - George Bernard Shaw
24. The Master-Builder - Henrik Ibsen
25. The Lady From The Sea - Henrik Ibsen
26. Lolly Willowes - Sylvia Townsend Warner
27. Harriet Hume: A London Fantasy - Rebecca West
x28. Lady Into Fox - David Garnett
29. The Heir - Vita Sackville-West
30. Hedda Gabler - Henrik Ibsen
x31. The Haunted Woman - David Lindsay
32. A Taste of Honey - Shelagh Delaney
33. The Deep Blue Sea - Terence Rattigan
34. The Return of the Soldier - Rebecca West
35. The Winslow Boy - Terence Rattigan
36. The Entertainer - John Osborne
x37. Miss Hargreaves - Frank Baker
x38. The Birthday Party - Harold Pinter
39. Travesties - Tom Stoppard
40. Indian Ink - Tom Stoppard
41. Rock and Roll - Tom Stoppard
42. The Lion in Love - Shelagh Delaney
43. Saved - Edward Bond
44. Loot - Joe Orton
45. What The Butler Saw - Joe Orton
46. Blasted - Sarah Kane
47. Early Morning - Edward Bond
48. Cloud Nine - Caryl Churchill
x49. The Love Child - Edith Olivier
50. Mr. Fortune's Maggot - Sylvia Townsend Warner
51. Making History - Brian Friel
52. The History Boys - Alan Bennett
53. Our Country's Good - Timberlake Werternbaker
54. Oh What A Lovely War - Theatre Workshop
x55. Arcadia - Tom Stoppard
56. It's Hard To Be Hip Over Thirty and other poems - Judith Viorst
57. Forever England - Alison Light
58. Parnassus on Wheels - Christopher Morley
59. Love Letters - Leonard Woolf & Trekkie Parsons
60. His House in Order - Arthur Wing Pinero
61. Separate Tables - Terence Rattigan
62. The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher - Kate Summerscale
63. Straws Without Bricks: I Visit Soviet Russia - EM Delafield
64. Making Conversation - Christine Longford
x65. Two People - AA Milne
66. Put Out More Flags - Evelyn Waugh
x67. A Very Great Profession - Nicola Beauman
68. The Ascent of Man - AA Milne
69. The Enchanted April - Elizabeth von Arnim
70. The House of Dolls - Barbara Comyns
71. The Psychology of the Servant Problem - Violet M. Firth
x72. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
73. Hallucinating Foucault - Patricia Dunker
74. A Shot in Dark - Saki
x75. Through the Looking Glass and what Alice found there - Lewis Carroll
76. Seducers in Ecuador - Vita Sackville-West
77. Jane's Fame - Claire Harman
78. The Fox - DH Lawrence
79. Paris Review Interviews vol.1 - Various
x80. The Heir - Vita Sackville-West
x81. The Hours - Michael Cunningham
82. Cheerful Weather For The Wedding - Julia Strachey
83. Fugitive Pieces - Anne Michaels
84. Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont - Elizabeth Taylor
85. Say Please - Virginia Graham
x86. Flush: A Biography - Virginia Woolf
87. Picnic at Hanging Rock - Joan Lindsay
88. Home To Roost and other peckings - Deborah Devonshire
89. The Tales of Beedle the Bard - JK Rowling
90. Indiscretions of Archie - PG Wodehouse
91. Henrietta's War - Joyce Dennys
92. Maidens' Trip - Emma Smith
93. Parents and Children - Ivy Compton-Burnett
94. Dreamers - Knut Hamsun
95. Sex Education - Janni Visman
96. They Came Like Swallows - William Maxwell
97. The Holiday - Richmal Crompton
98. Henrietta Sees It Through - Joyce Dennys
99. The Secret History - Donna Tartt
100. The Tattooed Map - Barbara Hodgson
x101. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - JK Rowling
102. Alas, Poor Lady - Rachel Ferguson
103. The Last September - Elizabeth Bowen
x104. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - JK Rowling
105. Observatory Mansions - Edward Carey
106. The Other Elizabeth Taylor - Nicola Beauman
107. Oxford - Jan Morris
108. The Bird's Nest - Shirley Jackson
109. Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro
110. Checkout: A Life on the Tills - Anna Sam
111. The Shutter of Snow - Emily Holmes Coleman
112. Life and Death of Harriett Frean - May Sinclair
113. Love's Shadow - Ada Leverson
114. Tea and Tranquillisers - Dianne Hapwood
115. Princes in the Land - Joanna Cannan
116. Minnie's Room - Mollie Panter-Downes
117. The Runaway - Elizabeth Anna Hart
118. Elizabeth and Ivy - Robert Liddell
119. Lettice Delmer - Susan Miles
120. Beg, Borrow, Steal - Michael Greenberg
121. Decline and Fall - Evelyn Waugh
122. Kisses on a Postcard - Terence Frisby
123. It's All Right If I Do It - Terence Frisby
x124. Miss Hargreaves - Frank Baker
125. The True Deceiver - Tove Jansson
126. The Dower House - Annabel Davis-Goff
127. Howards End is on the Landing - Susan Hill
128. Summer at the Haven - Katharine Moore
129. A Very Short Introduction to Biography - Hermione Lee
130. The Tortoise and The Hare - Elizabeth Jenkins
131. The Spare Room - Helen Garner
x132. We Have Always Lived in the Castle - Shirley Jackson
133. Economy Must Be Our Watchword - Joyce Dennys
134. Modern Delight - Various
135. The Beacon - Susan Hill
136. The Paper House - Carlos Maria Dominguez
137. Fiction and the Reading Public - QD Leavis
138. Domestic Modernism, the Interwar Novel, and EH Young - Chiara Briganti & Kathy Mezei
139. Making the Cat Laugh - Lynne Truss
140. The Venetian Glass Nephew - Elinor Wylie
141. Her Fearful Symmetry - Audrey Niffenegger
142. Repeated Doses - Joyce Dennys
143. Manservant and Maidservant - Ivy Compton-Burnett
144. So Many Books - Gabriel Zaid
145. Olivia - Olivia
146. Dwarf's Blood - Edith Olivier
x147. Nineteen Eighty-Four - George Orwell
148. A Kind of Intimacy - Jenn Ashworth
149. Notes Towards the Definition of Culture - TS Eliot
150. Impassioned Clay - Stevie Davies
x151. The Holiday Round - AA Milne
152. Women, Privacy and Modernity in Early Twentieth-Century British Writing - Wendy Gan
153. High Brows - Bruce Marshall
154. The Innermost Room - Richmal Crompton
x155. Hunting the Highbrow - Leonard Woolf
x156. Mass Civilization and Minority Culture - FR Leavis
157. Civilization - Clive Bell
158. Crewe Train - Rose Macaulay
x159. Diary of a Provincial Lady - EM Delafield
160. Catchwords and Claptrap - Rose Macaulay
161. Try Anything Twice - Jan Struther
162. The Lagoon - Janet Frame
163. Keeping Up Appearances - Rose Macaulay
164. Dear Fatty - Dawn French
165. Pastors and Masters - Ivy Compton-Burnett

4 comments:

  1. That is an admirable amount of books read in a year! :)

    Happy New Year & Happy reading in 2010!

    Greetings,
    Tiina

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  2. That is quite a list of books Simon T! I was thirty four books behind you which for me is my best reading year ever. Heres to 2010!!

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  3. I am utterly stunned, Simon!

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  4. Wow, I'm impressed !
    Happy New Year !
    Lewerentz

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