All The Books We Read In 2015

…because we forget. And because finishing books is great, whether we review them here or not, and should occasion stickers and gold stars.


Wolf Hall – Hilary Mantel

The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt

Paradise Lost – John Milton

The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall – Ann BrontΓ«

Elizabeth is Missing – Emma Healey

Inferno – Dante Alighieri

Anton Chekhov – Three Sisters

Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert

A Death In The Family – Karl Ove Knausgaard

Frankenstein – Mary Shelley

Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons

The Quiet American – Graham Greene

A Change Of Climate – Hilary Mantel

La Dame Aux Camelias – Alexandre Dumas

War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy

Brighton Rock – Graham Greene

A Room Of One’s Own – Virginia Woolf

Nicholas Nickleby – Charles Dickens

Station Eleven – Emily St John Mandel

Everyday Is Mother’s Day – Hilary Mantel

Shirley – Charlotte Bronte

Novel On Yellow Paper – Stevie Smith

The Wolf Border – Sarah Hall

A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens

Ulysses – James Joyce

The Diary of a Nobody – George Grossmith

Eleven – Mark Watson

Hard Times – Charles Dickens

The Little Stranger – Sarah Waters

Austerlitz – W.G. Sebald

Summer – Edith Wharton

Moby Dick – Herman Melville

Norwegian Wood – Haruki Murakami

Purgatorio – Dante Alighieri

Adventures in Human Being – Gavin Francis

The Dubliners – James Joyce

The New York Trilogy – Paul Auster

In The Shadow Of Young Girls In Flower – Marcel Proust

The Mystery Of Edwin Drood – Charles Dickens

Dracula – Bram Stoker

Mansfield Park – Jane Austen

Venetia – Georgette Heyer

Sylvester – Georgette Heyer

Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad

The Call of the Wild – Jack London

Mary Barton – Elizabeth Gaskell

Shark – Will Self

Three Men in a Boat – Jerome K Jerome

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie – Muriel Spark

The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy – Lawrence Sterne

The Old Curiosity Shop – Charles Dickens

Dorian – Will Self

Satin Island – Tom McCarthy

Stoner – John Williams

Clarissa – Samuel Richardson

Beowulf – Some Anglo-Saxon dude

Fingersmith – Sarah Waters

Travels With My Aunt – Graham Greene

Writing Home – Alan Bennett

Down And Out in Paris And London – George Orwell

Death and the Penguin – Andrey Kurkov

The Miniaturist – Jessie Burton

How To Be Both – Ali Smith

A Quartet in Autumn – Barbara Pym

Dune – Frank Herbert

Lanark – Alisdair Gray

Time’s Arrow – Martin Amis

The Sense of an Ending – Julian Barnes


Tess of the D’Urbevilles – Thomas Hardy

Death of a Salesman – Arthur Miller

Le Grandes Meaulnes – Alain-Fournier

Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Harvest – Jim Crace

Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

The Spirit Level – Wilkinson & Pickett

Buddha, vol 2 – The Four Encounters – Osama Tezuka

Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

Antigone – Sophocles

Hot Water – P.G. Wodehouse

Julius Caesar – William Shakespeare

Slaughterhouse-Five – Kurt Vonnegut

The Circle – Dave Eggers

The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald

Old Goriot – Honore de Balzac

Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – John Le Carre

1984 – George Orwell

The Lowland – Jhumpa Lahiri

Austerlitz – W.G. Sebald

Romeo and Juliet – William Shakespeare

Here – Richard McGuire

Emma – Jane Austen

My Brilliant Friend – Elena Ferrante

Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont – Elizabeth Taylor

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – William Shakespeare

Puck of Pook’s Hill – Rudyard Kipling

Daytripper – Fabio Moon & Gabriel Ba

How To Build A Girl – Caitlin Moran

How to be Both – Ali Smith

Wise Children – Angela Carter

The Miniaturist – Jessie Burton

Clouds of Witness – Dorothy L. Sayers

The Singing Sands – Josephine Tey

Walking To Hollywood – Will Self

Please, Mister Postman – Alan Johnson

Pamela – Samuel Richardson

The Crimson Rooms – Katherine McMahon

The Daughter of Time – Josephine Tey

The Man of the Crowd – Edgar Allan Poe

The Flaneur – ed. Keith Tester

The Invisible Flaneuse – eds. D’Souza & McDonough

A View of the Harbour – Elizabeth Taylor

The Ladies’ Paradise – Emile Zola

Little Dorrit – Charles Dickens

A Spool Of Blue Thread – Anne Tyler