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!). My BookCrossing wishlit isn’t available to everyone. 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.

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.

Aiken, Joan – The Serial Garden (and all others)

Akala – Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire

Alharthi, Jokha – Celestial Bodies

Ashdown, Isabelle – Flight

Ashton, Helen – any except Bricks and Mortar

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

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

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

Bickley, Jodi Ann – One Million Lovely Letters

Bilski, Tori – Wild Horses of the Summer Sun

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

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

Brown, Pamela – Maddy Again (Blue Door)

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

Cavan, Romilly – Beneath the Visiting Moon

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

Clark, Taylor – Starbucked

Clayton, Victoria – Clouds among the Stars

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

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

Cote, Richard N. – The Redneck Riviera

Couchman, Danie – Afloat

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

Dawson, Juno – The Gender Games

Dent, Susie – Dent’s Modern Tribes

DePress, Traci – A Can of Peas

DeWoskin, Rachel – Foreign Babes in Beijing

Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee – The Lives Of Strangers

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

Dyckhoff, Tom – 100 Buildings, 100 Years

Eddo-Lodge, Reni – Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race

Ehrlich, Gretel – The Solace of Open Spaces

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

Fairman, Richard – London: A Literary Anthology

Fidler, Richard and Kari Gislason – Sagaland

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

Finn, Adharanand – The Rise of the Ultra Runners

Fitzgerald, Laura – Dreaming in English

Flanders, Judith – The Making of Home

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

Franklin, Miles – The Diaries of Miles Franklin, ed. Paul Brunton

Franzen, Jonathan – The Discomfort Zone: A Personal History

Front, Rebecca – Curious

Gange, David – The Frayed Atlantic Edge

Garner, Alan – Where Shall we Run To?

Gaw, Matt – The Pull of the River

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

Good, Beth – The Cornish Colouring Book Club

Gooley, Tristan – The Natural Explorer

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

Gottlieb, Lori – Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

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

Guene, Faiza – Dreams from the Endz

Hall, David – Worktown

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

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

Haupt, Lyanda Lynn – Crow Planet

Haycraft, John – Adventures of a Language Traveller

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

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

Hunt, Nick – The Parakeeting of London

Hussain, Nadiya – Finding my Voice

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

Jacobs, A.J. – Drop Dead Healthy

Jackson, Dan – The Northumbrians

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

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

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

Kennedy, Margaret – The Ladies of Lyndon

Kerby, Susan Alice – Miss Carter and the Ifrit

King, Cassandra – The Same Sweet Girls

King, Richard – How Soon is Now?, The Lark Ascending

Knight, Lynn – The Button Box

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

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

Le Guin, Ursula – The Other Wind

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

Lodge, David – Quite a Good Time to be Born

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

Macaskill, Hilary – Virginia Woolf at Home

Magnusson, Sally – The Sealwoman’s Gift

Manzoor, Sarfraz – Greetings from Bury Park

Marren, Peter – Chasing the Ghost

Marsh, Jan – The Pre-Raphaelite Circle

Marshall, John – Wide-Open World

Marshall, Tim – Wheelchairs, Perjury and the London Marathon

Masumoto, David – Epitaph for a Peach

Maupin, Armistead – Logical Family

May, Katherine – The Electricity of Every Living Thing

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

McCulloch, Gretchen – Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language

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

McMillan, Jo – Motherland

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

Mehta, Rahul – Quarantine

Miller, Jean Kearns – Women From Another Planet?

Mills, Magnus – The Forensic Records Society

Mirza, Fatima Farheen – A Place for Us

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

Mole, Tom – The Secret Life of Books

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

Moran, Joe – On Roads

Morgan, Ann – Reading the World

Moss, Stephen – This Birding Life, Mrs Moreau’s Warbler, Wild Hares and Hummingbirds, A Sky Full of Starlings

Mullan, John – What Matters in Jane Austen?

Mulvany, Nancy C. – Indexing

Murden McClure, Tori – A Pearl in the Storm: How I Found My Heart in the Middle of the Ocean

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

Nair, Preethi – Beyond Indigo

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

Nancollas, Tom – Seashaken Houses

Nazeer, Kamran – Send in the Idiots

Newson, John – Seven Years Old in the Home Environment

Nicolson, Adam – The Mighty Dead: Why Homer Matters

Oman, Carola – Nothing to Report and Somewhere in England

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

Paphitis, Theo – Enter the Dragon

Parikian, Lev – Why do Birds Suddenly Disappear?

Parker, John – Once a Runner

Paul, Pamela – My Life with Bob

Pavey, Ruth – A Wood of One’s Own

Peters, Pam – The Cambridge Guide to English Usage

Pinker, Steven – The Sense of Style

Pitts, Johnny – Afropean

Powell, Anthony – What’s Become of Waring?

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

Powers, Richard – The Overstory

Powys, John Cooper – A Glastonbury Romance, Wolf Solent

Price, Neil – The Viking Way

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

Ramsay, Uuganaa – Mongol

Randall, Will – Indian Summer

Richards, Doug – Running Hot and Cold

Ritter, Christiane – A Woman in the Polar Night

Rivers Siddons, Anne – Homeplace, Heartbreak Hotel

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

Sarpong, June – Diversify

Schaefer, Kayleen – Text me When you Get Home

Schine, Cathleen – The Grammarians

Scieszka, Casey – To Timbuktu

Setter, Jane – Your Voice Speaks Volumes

Seward, Desmond – Renishaw Hall

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

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

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

Shute, Nevil – The Far Country

Simpson, John – The Word Detective

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

Sinclair, Iain – London Overground

Singh, Anita – The Story of the Great British Bake-Off

Skinner, Cornelia Otis – anything

Smiley, Jane – Some Luck, Riding Lessons

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

Stevenson, D.E. – Mrs Tim Gets a Job

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

Taylor, Helen – Why Women Read Fiction: The Stories of our Lives

Tete-Michel, Kpomassie – An African in Greenland

Theroux, Paul – On the Plain of Snakes

Thesiger, Wilfred – My Life and Travels

Thirkell, Angela –  See list at the bottom

Thomas, Angie – On the Come Up

Tomes, Susan – Sleeping in Temples

Tree, Isabella – Wilding

Treverton Jones, Tamsin – Windblown

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

Tyler – Anne – Clock Dance, Redhead by the Side of the Road

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

Ward, James – Adventures in Stationery

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 (Furrowed Middlebrow)

Wilkinson, Ellen – The Division Bell

Wolff, Kurt – The Rough Guide to Country Music

Woo, Sung J. – Everything Asian

Wright, Laurence – God Save Texas

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

Young, Al – Let Me Tell You Where I’ve Been: New Writing by Women of the Iranian Diaspora

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

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


Angela Thirkell Barsetshire series I have yet to get (marked in red)

  • High Rising (1933)
  • Wild Strawberries (1934)
  • The Demon in the House (1934)
  • August Folly (1936)
  • Summer Half (1937)
  • Pomfret Towers (1938)
  • The Brandons (1939)
  • Before Lunch (1940)
  • Cheerfulness Breaks In (1940)
  • Northbridge Rectory (1941)
  • Marling Hall (1942)
  • Growing Up (1943)
  • The Headmistress (1944)
  • Miss Bunting (1945)
  • Peace Breaks Out (1946)
  • Private Enterprise (1947)
  • Love Among the Ruins (1948)
  • The Old Bank House (1949)
  • County Chronicle (1950)
  • The Duke’s Daughter (1951)
  • Happy Returns (1952)
  • Jutland Cottage (1953)
  • What Did It Mean? (1954)
  • Enter Sir Robert (1955)
  • Never Too Late (1956)
  • A Double Affair (1957)
  • Close Quarters (1958)
  • Love at All Ages (1959)
  • Three Score and Ten (1961)

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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