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No writer is just a writer, right?
 

I decided to put a reading list here, because if we ever had to evacuate in a wildfire - we've been very lucky so far - I'd lose my notes. 

So. It might take a bit of time to complete it. I'll work backwards.

Right Now

THEY'RE GONE, E.A. Barres

November 2020

THE NANNY STATE MADE ME, Stuart Maconie

WOMEN OF A CERTAIN RAGE, Eileen Rendahl

THE FIVE, Hallie Rubenhold.

The numbers 259 and 214 on MSNBC's election special.

October, 2020

RODHAM, Curtis Sittenfeld

RULES FOR BEING DEAD, Kim Powers

THE THURSDAY MURDER CLUB, Richard Osman

SHUGGIE BAIN, Douglas Stuart.

THE COUNTRY LIFE, RachelCusk

AND NOW SHE'S GONE, Rachel Howzell Hall

September 2020

LATE SHOW, Michael Connelly

SUMMERTIME, J M Coetzee

QUEENIE, Candace Carty-Williams

[it's a secret for now], Jeff Cohen

ONE BY ONE, Ruth Ware

FIGHTING FIT, Ruth Dawes

THE WIFE, Alfair Burke

THE EX, Alfair Burke

GROWN-UPS, Marian Keyes

HOPE, FAITH AND A CORPSE, Laura Jensen Walker

500 MILES FROM YOU, Jenny Colgan

OPIOID, INDIANA, Brian Allen Carr.

August 2020

THE BETTER SISTER, Alafair Burke

LITTLE COMFORT, Edwin Hill

DODGING AND BURNING, John Copenhavr

ME AND WHITE SUPREMACY, Layla Saad

HOUSEBOUND, Winifred Peck

I'M STILL HERE, Austin Channing Brown

DOREEN, Barbara Noble

THE REDHEAD AT THE SIDE OF THE ROAD, Anne Tyler

HOW TO BE AN ANTI-RACIST, Ibraim X Kendi

MIRACLE CREEK, Angie Kim

A SINGLE THREAD, Tracy Chevalier

July 2020

THE LAST, Hanna Jameson

ONCE YOU GO THIS FAR, Kristen Lepionka

IN THE DREAM HOUSE, Carmen Maria Machado

BLACKTOP WASTELAND, Shawn A. Cosby

FAR TOO MUCH AND NEVER ENOUGH, Mary Trump

MEXICAN GOTHIC, Silvia Moreno Garcia

WHAT YOU DON'T SEE, Tracy Clark

I AM SOVEREIGN, Nicola Barker

COVENTRY, Rachel Cusk

June 2020

GIRL, WOMAN, OTHER, Bernardine Evaristo

SEA OF LOST GIRLS, Carol Goodman

ENDLESS BEACH, Jenny Colgan,

THE SUMMER SEASIDE KITCHEN, Jenny Colgan

BIG SKY, Kate Atkinson

TALKING AS FAST AS I CAN, Lauren Graham

AMERICAN MARRIAGE, Tayari Jones

THE QUARRY, Iain Banks

THE HOUSE BY THE LOCH, Kirsty Wark

May 2020

WHAT YOU PAY FOR, Claire Askew

I AM NOT YOUR PERFECT MEXICAN DAUGHTER, Erika Sanchez

IF IT BLEEDS, Stephen King

THE WITCH ELM, Tana French

THE BOOKSHOP ON THE SHORE, Jenny Colgan

PRETTY GIRLS, Karin Slaughter

ALL THE HIDDEN TRUTHS, Claire Askew

April 2020

THE MIRROR AND THE LIGHT, Hilary Mantel

CONVICTION, denis Mina

THE BODY LIES, Jo Baker

WHERE THE MISSING GO, Emma Rowley

ONE NIGHT GONE, Tara Laskowski

THE MURDER LIST, Hank Phillipi Ryan

SO MUCH BLOOD, Simon Brett

March 2020

MURDER GOES TO MARKET, Daisy Bateman

THE STAND, Stephen King

RED, WHITE, AND ROYAL BLUE, Casey McQuiston

DROWNED UNDER, Wendall Thomas

THE NIGHT VISITORS, Carol Goodman

February  2020

FATAL CAJUN FESTIVAL, Ellen Byron

MURDER MOST SWEET, Laura Jensen Walker

THREE-FIFTHS, John Vercher

MURDER FROM SCRATCH, Leslie Karst

ABSENCE OF MALICE, Cynthia Kuhn

MY SISTER, THE SERIAL KILLER, Oyinkan Braithwaite

DEATH AT HIGH TIDE, Hannah Dennisn

THE NICKEL BOYS, Colson Whitehead

January 2020

MURDER IN THE DESERT, Iona Whishaw

THE LUCKY ONE, Lori Rader Day

THE POISON GARDEN, Alex Marwood

THE BOOKSHOP ON THE SHORE, Jenny Colgan

CHRISTMAS HOLS (Dec 20th-Jan 6th)

A NEARLY PERFECT CHRISTMAS, Nina Stibbe

OPEN THE CAGE, MURPHY, Pal O'Grady

MY NAME IS WHY, Lemn Sissay

THE LADY IN THE LAKE, laura Lippman

THE DUTCH HOUSE, Ann Patchett

CHRISTMAS ON CORONATION STREET, Maggie O'Sullivan

THE SALT PATH, Raynor Winn

THE INSTITUTE, Stephen King

THE STONE CIRCLE, Elly Griffiths

THE DARK ANGEL, Elly Griffiths

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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