Lizzy's Literary Life

Celebrating the pleasures of a 21st century bookworm

Books Read 2005

1 Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe – Fannie Flagg ***
2 The Heart of the Matter – Graham Greene ***
3 Becoming Strangers – Louise Dean ***
4 The Mysterious Affair at Styles – Agatha Christie ***
5 Sidetracked – Henning Mankell ****
6 The Murder of Roger Ackroyd – Agatha Christie ***
7 Curtain – Agatha Christie ***
8 Babes In the Wood – Ruth Rendell **
9 Saturday – Ian McEwan *
10 The Sixth Lamentation – William Broderick ***
11 The Razor’s Edge – W Somerset Maugham **
12 The Queen’s Fool – Philippa Gregory ***
13 The Clearing – Tim Gautreaux **
14 The American Boy – Andrew Taylor ****
15 The Murders in the Rue Morgue – Edgar Allan Poe ****
16 More like Wrestling than Dancing – Robert Craig **
17 Disordered Minds – Minette Walters ****
18 Fascination – William Boyd (Unfinished) ***
19 Thursbitch – Alan Garner (Abandoned)
20 Fahrenheit 451– Ray Bradbury ***
21 The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins *****
22 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir A C Doyle ****
23 The Siege – Helen Dunmore ****
24 Small Island – Andrea Levy *****
25 Hope to Die – Laurence Block ***
26 Eve Green – Suzanne Fletcher **
27 Jar City – Arnaldur Indridason *****
28 Good Behaviour – Molly Keane *****
29 Fox Evil – Minette Walters **
30 Mortal Engines – Philip Reeve ****
31 The Winter Queen – Boris Akunin ***
32 A Short History ofHill ***
39 Blood from a Stone – Donna Leon **
40 The Art of Murder – Jose Carlos Somoza *****
41 The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald *****
42 Red Harvest – Dashiel Hammett ***
43 Original Sin – P D James ***
44 The Jazz Bird – Craig Thomas ***
45 Deadheads – Reginald Hill ***
46 War of the Worlds – H G Wells ****
47 Crabwalk – Gunther Grass ***
48 Behind the Scenes at the Museum – Kate Atkinson *****
49 Oryx and Crake – Margaret Atwood ****
50 The Sad Truth about Happiness – Anne Giardini ***
51 Predator’s Gold – Philip Reeve ***
52 A Crime in the Neighbourhood – Suzanne Berne ****
53 Fugitive Pieces – Anne Michaels **
54 Hey Nostradamus! – Douglas Coupland *****
55 Back to Bologna – Michael Dibdin ****
56 The Way the Crow Flies – Ann-Marie MacDonald *****
57 Knots and Crosses – Ian Rankin ***
58 Acid Row – Minette Walters ***
59 Eleanor Rigby – Douglas Coupland ***
60 The Chrysalids – John Wyndham ****
61 Predator’s Gold – Philip Reeve ***
62 The Colour – Rose Tremain ***
63 Arthur & George – Julian Barnes **
64 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer – Mark Twain ***
65 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain ****
66 Wednesday’s Child – Peter Robinson ***
67 The Ninth Life of Louis Drax – Liz Jensen *****
68 The Devil’s Feather – Minette Walters **
69 In Matto’s Realm – Friedrich Glauser ****
70 Black and Blue – Ian Rankin ****
71 Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon ***
72 Effi Briest – Theodor Fontane *****
73 Every Light in the House Burning – Andrea Levy ***
74 13 Steps Down – Ruth Rendell **
75 Losing Nelson – Barry Unsworth ****
76 Have Mercy on Us All – Fred Vargas *****
77 Happenstance – Carol Shields ***
78 Thumbprint – Friedrich Glauser ***
79 Double Indemnity – James M Cain *****
80 Star of the Sea – Joseph O’Connor *** (Unabridged Audio)
81 Hotel Du Lac – Anita Brookner ***
82 Bones and Silence – Reginald Hill ***
83 Now In November – Josephine Johnson ***
84 The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver *****
85 The Postman Always Rings Twice – James M Cain *****
86 At Risk – Stella Rimington *
87 Seeking Whom He May Devour – Fred Vargas ***
88 Under the Greenwood Tree – Thomas Hardy **
89 The Mystery of the Blue Train – Agatha Christie ***
90 The Return of the Dancing Master – Henning Mankell ***
91 Stamboul Train – Graham Greene

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