Five-star reads

Five-star reads (in no particular order)

  1. Michel Faber – The Crimson Petal and the White
  2. Susanna Clarke – Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell 
  3. Zoe Heller – Notes on a Scandal 
  4. Alan Hollinghurst – The Line of Beauty 
  5. Anne Peile – Repeat It Today With Tears 
  6. Rosamond Lehmann – Invitation to the Waltz 
  7. Rosamond Lehmann – The Weather in the Streets 
  8. Yukio Mishima – Spring Snow
  9. Claire Tomalin – Jane Austen: A Life
  10. Edmund White – The Flaneur
  11. August Strindberg – Miss Julie and other plays
  12. Diana Wynne Jones – Fire and Hemlock 
  13. Cormac McCarthy – The Road 
  14. A.S. Byatt – The Children’s Book 
  15. Tom Stoppard – Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
  16. Tom Stoppard – Arcadia
  17. Jonathan Coe – What a Carve Up!
  18. Henrik Ibsen – A Doll’s House and other plays
  19. Virginia Woolf – A Room of One’s Own
  20. Frank Wedekind – Spring Awakening
  21. Nicola Barker – Darkmans 
  22. Kazuo Ishiguro – The Unconsoled 
  23. Kate Atkinson – Behind the Scenes at the Museum 
  24. Haruki Murakami – The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
  25. Ali Smith – The Accidental
  26. Margaret Atwood – The Robber Bride
  27. Kate Atkinson – Human Croquet
  28. George Eliot – Middlemarch
  29. John Fowles – The Magus 
  30. John Irving – The World According to Garp 
  31. Audrey Niffenegger – The Time Traveller’s Wife 
  32. Daphne Du Maurier – Rebecca 
  33. Virginia Woolf – Mrs Dalloway 
  34. Virginia Woolf – To the Lighthouse
  35. Donna Tartt – The Secret History 
  36. Gabriel Garcia Marquez – One Hundred Years of Solitude 
  37. Jonathan Coe – The House of Sleep
  38. Jonathan Coe – The Rotters’ Club
  39. Angela Carter – Wise Children
  40. Jeffrey Eugenides – Middlesex 
  41. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Purple Hibiscus 
  42. Margaret Atwood – The Edible Woman
  43. Margaret Atwood – Lady Oracle
  44. Margaret Atwood – Oryx and Crake
  45. Margaret Atwood – The Blind Assassin
  46. Sarah Kane – Complete Plays
  47. Patrick Hamilton – Hangover Square 
  48. Sarah Hall – Haweswater 
  49. Margaret Atwood – MaddAddam
  50. Margaret Atwood – Alias Grace
  51. Margaret Atwood – Cat’s Eye
  52. Kate Atkinson – One Good Turn
  53. Emile Zola – Nana
  54. Cheryl Strayed – Tiny Beautiful Things 
  55. Nicola Barker – Wide Open 
  56. Barbara Pym – Excellent Women 
  57. Alice Munro – The Beggar Maid: stories of Flo and Rose 
  58. John Gardner – The Art of Fiction 
  59. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Half of a Yellow Sun 
  60. Susan Cain – Quiet: the power of introverts in a world that can’t stop talking 
  61. Cordelia Fine – Delusions of Gender 
  62. Dorothea Brande – Becoming a Writer 
  63. Caitlin Moran – How to Be a Woman 
  64. Harper Lee – To Kill a Mockingbird 
  65. Eleanor Catton – The Rehearsal 
  66. Rainbow Rowell – Eleanor and Park
  67. Shirley Jackson – The Lottery 
  68. Frances Hardinge – A Face Like Glass 
  69. Cheryl Strayed – Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
  70. Doris Lessing – The Grass is Singing 
  71. Jeanette Winterson – Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? 
  72. Zadie Smith – Changing My Mind 
  73. Geoff Dyer – Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi 
  74. Ann Lamott – Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
  75. David Sedaris – When you are engulfed in Flames 
  76. Stefan Zweig – The Post-Office Girl 
  77. Geoff Dyer – Out of Sheer Rage
  78. Kat Banyard – The Equality Illusion 
  79. Margaret Atwood – Hag-Seed 
  80. Max Porter – Grief is the Thing with Feathers 
  81. Rainbow Rowell – Fangirl 
  82. Alessandro Baricco – Silk
  83. Deborah Levy – Things I Don’t Want to Know
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