My wish list

I’ve taken my wishlist off Amazon because it was all getting confusing, (but left a link to this page on it – hello if you’ve come from there!). So here’s my wishlist. If you buy something off it and you want to have it removed to save double buying, email my husband and he’ll remove it! If you want to check whether I already have a book, all of the books I own and those I’ve read in the last few years but not kept are indexed on LibraryThing. The ones in bold are my priorities.

Note: for additional goodies, I love dark chocolate, over 70% is best, or any sweeties that are under 1% saturated fat. Although I like cats, I am really very much not keen on cat-themed stuff.

Abel West, Catherine – Saving Ruby King

Al-Solaylee, Kamal – Return

Adenuga, Ify – Endless Fortune

Aiken, Joan – Any apart from The Serial Garden

Ashdown, Isabelle – Flight

Ashton, Helen – any except Bricks and Mortar, Half Crown House or Yeoman’s Hospital

Askaripour, Mateo – Black Buck

Attah, Ayesha – Zainab Takes New York

Baines, Phil – Penguin by Design: A Cover Story 1935-2005, Puffin By Design: 70 Years of Imagination 1940 – 2010

Baker, Frank – Miss Hargreaves

Baker, Nicholson – Anthologist

Baldursdottir, Kristin – Karitas Untitled

Baldwin, James – Go Tell it on the Mountain

Balenovich, Walt – Travels in a Blue Chair: Alaska to Zambia Ushuaia to Uluru

Barber, Peter – The Lie of the Land: The Secret Life of Maps

Barnes-Murphy, Simon – Word of Mouth

Barnet, Ross – The Missing Lynx

Basu, Diksha – The Windfall

Beck, Koa – White Feminism: From the Suffragettes to Influencers and Who They Leave Behind

Bell, Quentin – Charleston: A Bloomsbury House and Garden, Virginia Woolf: A Biography

Benjamin, Ruha – Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code

Berg, Elizabeth – The Confession Club

Biala, Yewande – Reclaiming

Bickley, Jodi Ann – One Million Lovely Letters

Bishop, Anne – Becoming an Ally

Boakye, Jeffrey – I Heard What You Said

Bostridge, Mark – Lives for Sale

Bourne, Stephen – Mother Country: Britain’s Black Community on the Home Front 1939-1945

Bridge, Ann – any except for Illyrian Spring, The Lighthearted Quest and Peking Picnic

Brinton, Sybil – Old Friends and New Faces

Brooks, Gwendolyn – Maud Martha

Brottman – The Maximum Security Book Club: Reading Literature in a Men’s Prison

Brown, Nancy Marie – A Good Horse has no Color

Brown, Whitney – Between Stone and Sky

Busby, Margaret (ed.) – New Daughters of Africa

Calder, Simon – That Summer: The Journey That Changed Me

Cavan, Romilly – Beneath the Visiting Moon

Chang, David – Eat A Peach

Charone, Barbara – Access All Areas

Chetty, Darren – Welsh (Plural)

Chiaverini, Jennifer – Circle of Quilters,  Quilter’s Homecoming, The Lost Quilter,  The Winding Ways Quilt

Chim, Wai – Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling

Clark, Taylor – Starbucked

Clarke, John Cooper – I Wanna Be Yours

Clayton, Victoria – Clouds among the Stars

Clipston, Amy – The Kauffman Amish Bakery Collection (Kindle)

Cole, Teju – Every Day is for the Thief

Couchman, Diane – Afloat

Cocks, H. G. – Classified: The Secret History of the Personal Column

Cole, Joni B. – Water Cooler Diaries

Collins, Andrew – Billy Bragg: Still Suitable for Miners

Cross, Amanda – any except No Word From Winifred

Copeland, Libby – The Lost Family

Cote, Richard N. – The Redneck Riviera

Couchman, Danie – Afloat

Cruz, Angie – Soledad, Let it Rain Coffee

Cunningham, Michael – Golden States, Land’s End: A Walk through Provincetown

Darley, Gillian – Villages of Vision: A Study of Strange Utopias

Daswani, Kavita – Salaam, Paris

Davis, Jennifer Phar – The Pursuit of Endurance

Dennis-Benn, Nicole – Patsy, Here Comes the Sun

DePress, Traci – A Can of Peas

Deresiewicz, William – A Jane Austen Life

DeWoskin, Rachel – Foreign Babes in Beijing

Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee – The Lives Of Strangers

Douglas, Caroline – Grayson Perry: The Vanity of Small Differences

Duerden, Nick – Exit Stage Left

Dyckhoff, Tom – 100 Buildings, 100 Years

Ecott, Tim – The Land of Maybe: A Faroe Islands Year

Ehrlich, Gretel – The Solace of Open Spaces

Eir, Oddny – Land of Love and Ruins

Eiseman, Leatrice – Color, Messages and Meanings: A “Pantone” Color Resource

Epstein, David – The Sports Gene

Fairman, Richard – London: A Literary Anthology

Faloyin, Dipo – Africa is not a Country

Fell, Blair – The Sign for Home

Fine, Doug – Farewell, My Subaru: An Epic Adventure in Local Living

Fitzgerald, Laura – Dreaming in English

Flanders, Judith – The Making of Home

Foley, Aaron – Boys Come First

Fowler, Therese Anne – A Good Neighborhood

Frank, Lisa and McVeigh, Paul (eds) – Northern Exposure: Belfast Stories

Frank, Robert H. – The Economic Naturalist: Why Economics Explains Almost Everything

Frankel, Alex – Punching In: One Man’s Undercover Adventures

Franzen, Jonathan – The Discomfort Zone: A Personal History

Freeman, Steven – Gone Feral

Gaffney, Ginger – Half Broke

Gange, David – The Frayed Atlantic Edge

Garza, Alicia – The Purpose of Power: How to Build Movements for the 20th Century

Gaw, Matt – The Pull of the River, Under the Stars

Gibbons, Stella – Here be Dragons, My American, The Matchmaker

Gibson, Robert – The End of Youth: The Life and Work of Alain-Fournier

Gilliver, Peter – The Ring of Words: Tolkien and the Oxford English Dictionary

Glaeser, Edward – Triumph of the City

Glaspell, Susan – The Visioning, Ambrose Holt and Family

Glass, Julia – I See You Everywhere

Glassley, William E. – A Wilder Time: Notes from a Geologist at the Edge of the Greenland Ice

Good, Beth – The Cornish Colouring Book Club

Gooley, Tristan – The Natural Explorer

Gosling, Sam – Snoop: What Your Stuff Says About You

Graf, Ellen – The Natural Laws of Good Luck: A Memoir of an Unlikely Marriage

Graham, Ysendra Maxtone – Terms and Conditions

Grant, Adam – Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success

Grant, Richard – The Deepest South of All

Grindrod, John – Concretopia

Guene, Faiza – Dreams from the Endz

Gurnah, Abdulrazak – Dottie, Gravel Heart

Gyasi, Yaa – Homegoing

Hahn, Daniel – Catching Fire: A Translation Diary

Hall, David – Worktown

Handel Richardson, Henry – any except The Getting of Wisdom, Maurice Guest

Hanley, Lynsey – Respectable: Crossing the Class Divide

Hannah-Jones, Nikole – The 1619 Project

Hannigan, Tim – The Travel Writing Tribe (out May 2021 – wait for paperback, Nov 22)

Hashimoto, Emily – A World Between

Haslem, Dave – Life After Dark: A History of British Nightclubs and Music Venues

Haupt, Lyanda Lynn – Crow Planet

Hayden, Drew – Me Tomorrow: Indigenous Views on the Future

Haycraft, John – Adventures of a Language Traveller

Heiss, Anita – Am I Black Enough For You? 10 Years On

Hessler, Peter – Oracle Bones: A Journey Between China and the West

Hibbert, Talia – Get a Life, Chloe Brown, Take a Hint, Dani Brown, Act Your Age, Eve Brown

Hitiura Vaite, Celestine – Breadfruit: A Novel,  The Marriage Proposal, Tiare in Bloom

Holgate, Andy – Can’t Swim, Can’t Ride, Can’t Run

Holroyd, Michael – Lytton Strachey: The New Biography

Hook, Philip – Breakfast at Sotheby’s

Howe, Ben Ryder – My Korean Deli

Hubble, Nick – Mass Observation and Everyday Life: Culture, History, Theory

Hughes, Steffan Meyric – Circle Line

Hull, Katharine – The Far Distant Oxus

Humphreys, Alastair – My  Midsummer Morning

Igharo, Jane – The Sweetest Remedy, Ties that Tether

Inman, Robert – Coming Home: Life, Love & All Things Southern, Home Fires Burning

Jacobs, A.J. – Drop Dead Healthy

Jackson, Dan – The Northumbrians

Jackson, Kwana – Knot Again (Real Men Knit)

Jana, Tiffany – Subtle Acts of Exclusion

Janmohamed, Shelina – Love in a Headscarf: Muslim woman seeks the One

Jawando, Danielle – And the Stars were Burning Brightly

Jefferson, Margot – Negroland: A Memoir

Jen, Gish – World and Town

Johnson, Alex – Book Towns: Forty-Five Paradises of the Printed World, A Book of Book Lists, Shelf Life

Johnson, Donald S. – Phantom Islands of the Atlantic

Johnson, George M. – All Boys Aren’t Blue

Johnson, Lorraine – The Ladybird Story: Children’s Books for Everyone

Jones, John Sam – The Journey is Home

Jones, Saeed – How We Fight for our Lives

Jones, Tayari – Leaving Atlanta

Jurczyk, Eva – The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections

Jurek, Scott – North

Kavenna, Joanna – Zed

Kelly, Nataly – Found in Translation

Kendall, Gillian – Mr. Ding’s Chicken Feet: On a Slow Boat from Shanghai to Texas

Kessler, Ted – Paper Cuts: How I Destroyed the British Music Press

Kesvani, Hussein – Follow Me, Akhi: The Online World of British Muslims

Khan, Mariam (ed.) – It’s Not About the Burqa

Kiely, Brendan – The Other Talk: Reckoning With Our White Privilege

King, Cassandra – The Same Sweet Girls

King, Richard – How Soon is Now?

Knight, Lynn – The Button Box

Knighton, Conor – Leave Only Footprints: My Acadia-To-Zion Journey Through Every National Park

Koeppel, Dan – To See Every Bird on Earth: A Father, a Son, and a Lifelong Obsession

Konchar Farr, Cecilia – Reading Oprah: How Oprah’s Book Club Changed the Way America Reads

Korneliussen, Niviaq – Last Night in Nuuq

Lambton, Gunda – Sun in Winter: A Toronto Wartime Journal, 1942-1945

Lanham, J. Drew – The Home Place

LB, Jade – Keisha the Sket

Lee, Jennifer – The Fortune Cookie Chronicles: Adventures in the World of Chinese Food

Lee, Jessica J. – Turning

Leverson, Ada – Any except Love’s Shadow/Tenterhooks/Love at Second Sight (The Little Ottleys)

Lewis-Jones, Huw – The Writer’s Map: An Atlas of Imaginary Lands

Lichtenstein, Rachel – On Brick Lane

Lipstiz Bern, Sandra – Un-conventional Family

Liu, Eric – Accidental Asian

Llewellyn, Suzette (ed) – Still Breathing: 100 Black Voices (wait for pb)

Lloyd, Helen – Iceland Serow Saga

Loda, Hafsi – Modesty: A Fashion Paradox

Long, Sarah – A Year in the Chateau

Lovric, Michelle – The True and Splendid History of the Harristown Sisters

Macaskill, Hilary – Virginia Woolf at Home

Mahfouz, Sabrina – The Things I Would Tell You

Manzoor, Sarfraz – Greetings from Bury Park

Marren, Peter – Chasing the Ghost

Mars, Roman – The 99% Invisible City

Marsh, Jan – The Pre-Raphaelite Circle

Marshall, John – Wide-Open World

Marshall, Tim – Wheelchairs, Perjury and the London Marathon

Mask, Dierdre – Address Book

Masumoto, David – Epitaph for a Peach

Mayor, F.M. – The Squire’s Daughter

McClure, Wendy – The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie

McCorkle, Jill – Going Away Shoes

McKenzie, Alecia – A Million Aunties

McLean, Stuart – Home from the Vinyl Cafe: A Year of Stories

McMillan, Terry – The Interruption of Everything, Getting to Happy, Who Asked You?, I Almost Forgot About You

McNeil, Jean – Ice Diaries

Medie, Peace Adzo – His Only Wife

Mehta, Rahul – Quarantine

Miller, Jean Kearns – Women From Another Planet?

Mills, Magnus – The Forensic Records Society

Mitchell, Laurence – Westering

Mirza, Fatima Farheen – A Place for Us

Moaveni, Azadeh – Lipstick Jihad: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America and American in Iran

Molope, Kagiso Lesego – Such a Lonely, Lovely Road

Montgomery, Candice – Home and Away

Moore, Tim – I Believe In Yesterday: My Adventures in Living History

Mooro, Alya – The Greater Freedom: Life as a Middle-Eastern Woman Outside the Stereotypes

Morgan, Ann – Reading the World

Morgan, Sally – My Place

Moriyama, Naomi and Doyle, William – The Sisterhood of the Enchanted Forest

Morley, Paul – A Sound Mind

Moss, Stephen – This Birding Life, Mrs Moreau’s Warbler, Wild Hares and Hummingbirds, A Sky Full of Starlings, The Accidental Countryside, Skylarks with Rosie

Mullan, John – What Matters in Jane Austen?

Mulvany, Nancy C. – Indexing

Murphy, G. Ronald – Tree of Salvation: Yggdrasil and the Cross in the North

Mynott, Jeremy – Birdscapes: Birds in our Imagination and Experience

Nair, Preethi – Beyond Indigo

Nairn, Ian – Nairn’s Towns (new Notting Hill Books edition)

Natera, Cleyvis – Neruda on the Park

Nazeer, Kamran – Send in the Idiots

Newson, John – Seven Years Old in the Home Environment

Nicolson, Adam – The Mighty Dead: Why Homer Matters

Noah, Trevor – Born a Crime

Noble, Safiya Umoja – Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism

Nyamayaro, Elizabeth – I am a Girl From Africa

Ojla, Sukh – Sunny

Ogene, Timothy – Seesaw

Olusoga, David – A House Through Time

Osborne, Bella – The Library

Osborne, John – Radio Head: Up and Down the Dial of British Radio

Otele, Olivette – African Europeans: An Untold Story

Overall, Sonia – Heavy Time

Page, Libby – An Island Home (wait for Pb)

Paphitis, Theo – Enter the Dragon

Parikian, Lev – Why do Birds Suddenly Disappear?

Parker, John – Once a Runner

Paul, Pamela – My Life with Bob

Peters, Pam – The Cambridge Guide to English Usage

Phillips, Jess – Everything You Really Need to Know About Politics

Pinker, Steven – The Sense of Style

Powell, Anthony – What’s Become of Waring?

Powell, Violet – The Life of a Provincial Lady: Study of E.M. Delafield and Her Works

Powys, John Cooper – A Glastonbury Romance, Wolf Solent

Price, Neil – The Viking Way

Pryde, Jessica – Black Love Matters

Purcell, Mark – The Country House Library

Pye, Michael – The Edge of the World: How the North Sea Made us who we are

Pye-Smith, Charlie – Britain’s Bounty: Land of Plenty

Quinion, Michael – Port Out, Starboard Home

Rahim, Sameer – Asghar and Zahra

Randall, Will – Indian Summer

Ratinon, Claire – Unearthed: On Race and Roots and how the Soil Taught me I Belong

Richards, Doug – Running Hot and Cold

Richardson, Nigel – The Accidental Detectorist

Ridley, Lee – I’m Only In It For the Parking

Rivers Siddons, Anne – Homeplace, Heartbreak Hotel

Robinson, Ben – England’s Villages

Rock, Ian – The 1930s House Manual

Roy, Sandeep – Don’t Let him Know

Sackville-West, Robert – Inheritance: Knole and the Sackvilles

Salwak, Dale – The Life and Work of Barbara Pym

Samuel, Bill – An Accidental Bookseller: A Personal Memoir of Foyles

Sanmao – Stories of the Sahara

Sarpong, June – Diversify

Schaefer, Kayleen – Text me When you Get Home

Schine, Cathleen – The Grammarians

Scieszka, Casey – To Timbuktu

Scott, Kim – That Deadman Dance

Seward, Desmond – Renishaw Hall

Shachtman, Tom – Rumspringa: To Be or Not to Be Amish

Schaller, Susan – A Man Without Words (new ed.)

Schuyler, George – Black No More

Shanbhag, Vivek – Ghachar Ghochar

Shapiro, Larry – Zen and the Art of Running

Sharp, Margery – any except The Foolish Gentlewoman, The Nutmeg Tree, The Eye of Love or Cluny Brown. Especially Martha in Paris and Martha, Eric and George. In Dean Street Press’s collection: Rhododendron pie, Four gardens, Harlequin house, The stone of chastity

Shelton, Robin – Allotted Time: Two Blokes, One Shed, No Idea

Shute, Nevil – The Far Country

Simpson, John – The Word Detective

Simpson, Leanne Betasamosake – As We Have Always Done: Indigenous Freedom Through Radical Resistance

Sinclair, April – Coffee Makes you Black, Ain’t Gonna be the Same Fool Twice

Skinner, Cornelia Otis – anything

Smiley, Jane – Some Luck, Riding Lessons, Saddles and Secrets, Taking the Reins

Smith, Brix – The Rise, The Fall and The Rise

Soyinka, Susan – From East End to Land’s End

Stacpole, Henry de Vere – The Man Who Lost Himself

Stafford, Ed – Expeditions Unpacked

Stallwood, Veronica – any except Oxford Exit and Oxford Mourning

Stamper, Phil – Golden Boys

Summers, Julie – Uninvited Guests: The Secret Lives of Britain’s Country Houses 1939-45

Sykes, Brian – Blood of the Isles

Tapsctott, Don – Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything

Theroux, Paul – On the Plain of Snakes

Thesiger, Wilfred – My Life and Travels

Thorsson, Gudmundur Andri – And the Wind Sees All

Tomes, Susan – Sleeping in Temples

Turner, Nick – Post-War British Women Novelists and the Canon

Twitty, Michael – The Cooking Gene

Varieties of English (The Americas and the Caribbean ed. Schneider; The Pacific and Australasia ed. Burridge; Africa, Asia and Southeast Asia ed. Mesthrie)

Visram, Rozina – Asians in Britain: 400 Years of History

de Waal, Kit – Without Warning and Only Sometimes

Watts, Duncan – Six Degrees: The Science of a Connected Age

Wedd, Kit – The Victorian Society Book of the Victorian House

Weis, Lois – Class Reunion: The Remaking of the American White Working Class

Wiley, Jo – My World in Motion

Wilenski, Marjorie – Table Two (Dean Street Press)

Wilkinson, Ellen – The Division Bell

Willder, Louise – Blurb your Enthusiasm

Williams, Ian – Disorientation

Winkler, Lisa K. – On the Trail of the Ancestors: A Black Cowboy’s Ride Across America

Wong, P. P. – The Life of a Banana

Woo, Sung J. – Everything Asian

Wright, John – A Spotter’s Guide to Countryside Mysteries

Wright, Laurence – God Save Texas

Wynne Jones, Diana – Conrad’s Fate, The Pinhoe Egg, The Year of the Griffin

Young, E.H. –  Celia, Yonder, A Corn of Wheat, River Holiday

Zayan, Hafsa – We are all Birds of Uganda

Zevin, Gabrielle – The Collected Works of A.J. Fikry


Three Investigators Novels I have yet to get (marked in red)

1. The Secret of Terror Castle
2. The Mystery of the Stuttering Parrot
3. The Mystery of the Whispering Mummy
4. The Mystery of the Green Ghost
5. The Mystery of the Vanishing Treasure
6. The Secret of Skeleton Island
7. The Mystery of the Fiery Eye
8. The Mystery of the Silver Spider
9. The Mystery of the Screaming Clock
10.  The Mystery of the Moaning Cave
11.The Mystery of the Talking Skull
12.  The Mystery of the Laughing Shadow
13.  The Secret of the Crooked Cat
14.  The Mystery of the Coughing Dragon
15.  The Mystery of the Flaming Footprints (only in omnibus 2)
16.  The Mystery of the Nervous Lion
17.  The Mystery of the Singing Serpent
18.  The Mystery of the Shrinking House
19.  The Secret of Phantom Lake
20.  The Mystery of Monster Mountain
21.  The Secret of the Haunted Mirror
22.  The Mystery of the Dead Man’s Riddle
23.  The Mystery of the Invisible Dog
24.  The Mystery of Death Trap Mine
25.  The Mystery of the Dancing Devil
26.  The Mystery of the Headless Horse
27.  The Mystery of the Magic Circle (and in omnibus 1)
28.  The Mystery of the Deadly Double (only in omnibus 2)
29.  The Mystery of the Sinister Scarecrow
30.  The Secret of Shark Reef (only in omnibus 2)
31.  The Mystery of the Scar-Faced Beggar (and in omnibus 1)
32.  The Mystery of the Blazing Cliffs (only in omnibus 1)
33.  The Mystery of the Purple Pirate
34.  The Mystery of the Wandering Cave Man
35.  The Mystery of the Kidnapped Whale
36.  The Mystery of the Missing Mermaid
37.  The Mystery of the Two-Toed Pigeon
38.  The Mystery of the Smashing Glass
39.  The Mystery of the Trail of Terror
40.  The Mystery of the Rogues’ Reunion
41.  The Mystery of the Creep-Show Crooks
42.  The Mystery of Wreckers’ Rock
43.  The Mystery of the Cranky Collector
The Anne George Southern Sisters mysteries
  1. Murder on A Girls’ Night Out
  2. Murder on A Bad Hair Day
  3. Murder Runs in the Family
  4. Murder Makes Waves
  5. Murder Gets A Life
  6. Murder Shoots the Bull
  7. Murder Carries A Torch
  8. Murder Boogies with Elvis

The Earlene Fowler Benni Harper mysteries

1. Fool’s Puzzle (1994)

   2. Irish Chain (1995)
   3. Kansas Troubles (1996)
   4. Goose in the Pond (1997)
   5. Dove in the Window (1998)
   6. Mariner’s Compass (1999)
   7. Seven Sisters (2000)
   8. Arkansas Traveler (2001)
   9. Steps to the Altar (2002)
   10. Sunshine and Shadow (2003)
   11. Broken Dishes (2004)
  12. Delectable Mountains (2005)
   13. Tumbling Blocks (2007)
   14. State Fair (2010)
   15. Spider Web (2011)
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