2010 Reading


  1. The Shakespeare Secret by J. L. Carrell
  2. The Magic in the Weaving by Tamora Pierce
  3. The Importance of Being Trivial: The Search for the Perfect Fact by Mark Mason
  4. The Power in the Storm by Tamora Pierce
  5. The Fire in the Forging by Tamora Pierce
  6. Carter Beats the Devil by Glen David Gold


  1. The Healing in the Vine by Tamora Pierce
  2. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt


  1. Moll Cutpurse by Ellen Galford
  2. The Stars are Upside Down by Gabriel Alington
  3. Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast by Robin McKinley
  4. Queen of Camelot by Nancy McKenzie
  5. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson


  1. Whit by Iain Banks
  2. The Little Friend by Donna Tartt
  3. The Vintner’s Luck by Elizabeth Knox
  4. The White Queen by Philippa Gregory


  1. Bring Out the Banners by Geoffrey Trease
  2. Smith by Leon Garfield
  3. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
  4. The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon
  5. Black Thorn, White Rose ed. Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling
  6. I, Jacqueline by Hilda Lewis
  7. Miss Garnet’s Angel by Salley Vickers
  8. The Sword of Darkness by Kinley MacGregor


  1. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  2. Dark Magic by Christine Feehan
  3. The Anvil of Ice by Michael Scott Rohan
  4. Farewell, My Queen by Chantal Thomas
  5. The Forge in the Forest by Michael Scott Rohan
  6. Wayward Girls and Wicked Women ed. Angela Carter
  7. The Trespass by Barbara Ewing
  8. The Magician’s Nephew by C. S. Lewis
  9. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
  10. The Horse and His Boy by C. S. Lewis
  11. Prince Caspian by C. S. Lewis
  12. The Girl who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
  13. The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova


  1. The Dark Portal by Robin Jarvis
  2. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark
  3. Salamander by Thomas Wharton
  4. The Silver Pigs by Lindsey Davis
  5. La Prisonniere by Malika Oufkir and Michele Fitoussi
  6. The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J. K. Rowling
  7. Making Cocoa for Kingsely Amis by Wendy Cope
  8. The Vesuvius Club by Mark Gatiss
  9. The Devil in Amber by Mark Gatiss
  10. Fire and Shadow by David Hillier
  11. The Discovery of Chocolate by James Runcie
  12. A Zoo in my Luggage by Gerald Durrell
  13. The Hammer of the Sun by Michael Scott Rohan


  1. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, trans. Rosemary Edmond
  2. Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
  3. The Affinity Bridge by George Mann
  4. The Magicians’ Guild by Trudi Canavan
  5. A Short History of Tractors in Ukranian by Marina Lewycka
  6. Ithaka by Adele Geras
  7. The Breakingof the Shell by Barry Durdant-Hollamby
  8. Mrs Shakespeare: The Complete Works by Robert Nye
  9. The Cigarette Girl by Carol Wolper
  10. Death and the Penguin by Andrei Kurkov
  11. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
  12. The Stone Book Quartet by Alan Garner
  13. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson
  14. Birds, Beasts and Relatives by Gerald Durrell
  15. Lady Oracle by Margaret Atwood
  16. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  17. The Last Time They Met by Anita Shreve


  1. The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear by Walter Moers
  2. A Lion Among Men by Gregory Maguire
  3. The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
  4. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
  5. Sophia Scrooby Preserved by Martha Bacon
  6. Murder with Peacocks by Donna Andrews
  7. The Last Witchfinder by James Morrow
  8. Elementals: Stories of Fire and Ice by A. S. Byatt
  9. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
  10. The Novice by Trudi Canavan
  11. Mina Laury by Charlotte Bronte
  12. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
  13. Oops!  Darrell Bain’s Latest Collection of Short Stories by Darrell Bain
  14. Crash by J. G. Ballard


  1. Mary Anne by Daphne du Maurier
  2. The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
  3. Offbeat Bride by Ariel Meadow Stallings
  4. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
  5. Twist of Gold by Michael Morpurgo
  6. A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  7. The Sign of Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  8. The Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West


  1. The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
  2. The Lollipop Shoes by Joanne Harris
  3. Stardust by Neil Gaiman
  4. The High Lord by Trudi Canavan
  5. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
  6. Fireworks: Nine Profane Pieces by Angela Carter
  7. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  8. The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
  9. Tales from the Country Matchmaker by Patricia Warren
  10. The French Lieutenant’s Woman by John Fowles
  11. The Lieutenant’s Lover by Harry Bingham


  1. Child of the Phoenix by Barbara Erskine
  2. The Christmas Fox I: Ghost Writer by Tim Mackintosh-Smith
  3. The Quiet Little Woman: A Christmas Story by Louisa May Alcott
  4. Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson
  5. The Running Foxes by Joyce Stranger
  6. Christmas Carols for Cats by Julie and John Hope
  7. Christmas Crackers for Cats by Julie and John Hope
  8. The Twleve Days of Christmas [Correspondence] by John Julius Norwich
  9. Five Children and It by E. Nesbit
  10. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C. S. Lewis
  11. Baudolino by Umberto Eco
  12. The Silver Chair by C. S. Lewis
  13. The Christmas Mystery by Jostein Gaarder
  14. Christmas Please! ed. Douglas Brooks-Davies
  15. The Last Battle by C. S. Lewis
  16. Slightly Foxed 11: A Quiet, Circumspect People ed. Gail Pirkis