Lizzy's Literary Life

Celebrating the pleasures of a 21st century bookworm

Books Read 2015

100 Passenger 23 – Sebastian Fitzek

99 The Gap of Time – Jeanette Winterson

98 Coffin Road – Peter May

97 The Book of St Andrews

96 Pure – Andrew Miller

95 The Man in the High Castle – Philipp K Dick

94 A Doppelganger with Aquis Submersus – Theodor Storm

93 Confusion – Stefan Zweig

92 Late Fame – Arthur Schnitzler

91 We Are Doing Fine – Arno Geiger

90 Fly Away, Pigeon – Melinda Nadj Abonji

89 Erebos – Ursula Poznanski

88 Flood of Fire – Amitav Ghosh

87 The Rain Maiden and Other Fairy Tales – Theodor Storm

86 This Brave Balance – Ruselka Reh

85 The Secret of The Water Knight – Ruselka Reh

84 August – Christa Wolf

83 They divided the Sky – Christa Wolf

82 Wallenstein – Friedrich von Schiller

81 Schillers Frauen – Joseph Kiemeier-Debre

80 Schillers Bitt- und Bettelbriefe – ed. Christiana Engelmann

79 The Robbers – Friedrich von Schiller

78 Playthings – Alex Pheby

77 Far from the Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy

76 The Last Bear – Mandy Haggith

75 The New Sorrows of Young W – Ulrich Plenzdorf

74 Red: The Natural History of The Redhead – Jackie Colliss Harvey

73
The Fishermen – Chigozie Obioma

72 Faust – A Tragedy in Two Parts – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

71 The Thing About Prague – Rachel Weiss

70 The Emperor of Ice-Cream – Dan Gunn

69 The Chimes – Anna Smail

68 Lila – Marilynne Robinson

67 Whispering Shadows – Jan Philipp Sendker

66 The Vegetarian – Han Kang

65 The Dancer at the Gai-Moulin – Georges Simenon

64 On Glasgow and Edinburgh – Robert Crawford

63 Jellyfish – Janice Galloway

62 Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy

61 While The Women are Sleeping – Javier Marias

60 The Merchant of Venice – William Shakespeare

59 Alice In Wonderland & Through The Looking Glass – Lewis Carroll

58 River of Smoke – Amitav Ghosh

57 Sea of Poppies – Amitav Ghosh

56 The Hottest Dishes of The Tartar Cuisine – Alina Bronsky

55 Delirium – Laura Restrepo

54 The Dark Heart of the Night – Leonora Miano

53 101 Detectives – Ivan Vladislavic

52 Don’t Try This at Home – Angela Readman

51 June – Gerbrand Bakker

50 The Luminaries – Eleanor Catton

49 Oryx and Crake – Margaret Atwood

48 The Driver’s Seat – Muriel Spark

47 Crime Fiction – A Very Short Introduction – Richard Bradford

46 Viper Wine – Hermione Eyre

45 The Girl on The Train – Paula Hawkins

44 Goetheglut – Bernd Köstering

43 Wallenstein – Friedrich Schiller

42 Silence – Mechthild Bormann

41 In the Beginning was the Sea -Thomas Gonzalez

40 Munich Airport – Greg Baxter

39 The Ludwig Conspiracy – Oliver Pötzsch

38 Rise – Karen Campbell

37 Will & Tom – Matthew Plampin

36 The Blue Horse – Philip Miller

35 The Lie – Helen Dunmore

34 Crime Novel – Petri Tamminen

33 The Brotherhood of Book Hunters – Raphael Jerusalmy

32 A Tabby Cat’s Tale – Han Dong

31 Family Heirlooms – Zulmira Ribeiro Tavares

30 Station Eleven – Emily St. John Mandel

29 The Table of Less Valued Knights – Marie Phillips

28 The Franchise Affair – Josephine Tey

27 Hedda Gabler – Henrik Ibsen

26 Glass – Alex Christoffi

25 Look Who’s Back – Timur Vermes

24 Crazy Tales of Blood and Guts – Teresa Solana

23 The Miniaturist – Jesse Burton

22 The Temporary Gentleman – Sebastian Barry

21 The Buried Giant – Kazuo Ishiguro

20 Under The Tripoli Sky – Kamal Ben Hamada

19 The Blue Room – Hanne Orstavik

18 The Dead Lake – Hamid Ismailov

17 The Caucasian Chalk Circle – Bertolt Brecht

16 Greenbanks – Dorothy Whipple

15 Whisky Galore – Compton MacKenzie

14 The Collini Case – Ferdinand von Schirach (2013)

13 The Girl Who Wasn’t There – Ferdinand von Schirach (2015)

12 Love, Revenge and Buttered Scones – Bobbie Darbyshire (2010)

11 Losing It! – Helen Lederer (2015)

10 A Time of Gifts -Patrick Leigh Fermor (1977)

09 Mr Darwin’s Gardener – Kristina Carlson (2013)

08 Dept of Speculation – Jenny Offill (2014)

07 The Pierced Heart – Lynn Shepherd (2014)

06 Runaway – Peter May (2015)

05 Colourless Tsukuru Tazaki and his Years of Pilgrimage – Haruki Murakami (2014)

04 Eyrie – Tim Winton (2014)

03 Snow Country – Yasunari Kawabata (1956)

02 This Is Where I Am – Karen Campbell (2013)

01 The Battle of the Books – Jonathan Swift (1704)

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