Books I’ve read

Read in 2022

January

  • Alex Barber, Ethics (Open University Press, 2011)

February

  • Sally Rooney, Beautiful World, Where Are You (Faber & Faber, 2021)
  • Cristina Chimisso, Knowledge (Open University Press, 2011)
  • Richard J. Evans, The Pursuit of Power: Europe, 1815–1914 (Penguin, 2016)

March

  • J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring (HarperCollins, 1993)

April

  • Derek Matravers, Mind (Open University Press, 2011)
  • Katherine Arden, The Bear and The Nightingale (Cornerstone Digital, 2017)
  • Jon Pike, Political Philosophy (Open University Press, 2011)
  • Kazuo Ishiguro, The Remains of the Day (Faber & Faber, 2009)
  • John Cottingham, Western Philosophy: An Anthology (Blackwell, 2008)

May

  • Rebecca Solnit, Men Explain Things to Me (Haymarket, 2014)

Read in 2021

January

  • Charlaine Harris, Dead Until Dark (Ace, 2001)

February

  • Ursula K. Le Guin, Tehanu (Gateway, 2015)
  • Ursula K. Le Guin, Tales from Earthsea (Gateway, 2015)
  • Arthur Conan Doyle, The Sign Of Four (Broadview, 2010)
  • Romantics and Victorians, ed. by Nicola J Watson and others (Open University Press, 2018)

March

  • Robert Louis Stevenson, South Sea Tales (Oxford, 2008)
  • John le Carré, The Little Drummer Girl (Penguin, 2018)
  • Raj Patel and Jason W. Moore, A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things: A Guide to Capitalism, Nature, and the Future of the Planet (Verso, 2017)

April

  • Samantha Shannon, The Priory of the Orange Tree (Bloomsbury, 2019)
  • Walter Tevis, The Queen’s Gambit (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2016)

May

  • James Clear, Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones (Cornerstone Digital, 2018)
  • Patricia Highsmith, Carol (Virago, 1952)
  • The twentieth century, ed. by Sara Haslam, Sue Asbee, and Jonathan Gibson (Open University Press, 2018)
  • Rachel Hoffman, Unf*ck Your Habitat: You’re Better Than Your Mess (Bluebird, 2016)
  • James Joyce, Dubliners (Penguin, 2000)

June

  • Jane Austen, Emma (Vintage Digital, 2012)
  • P.D. James, An Unsuitable Job For A Woman (Faber & Faber, 2008)

July

  • Ann Cleeves, The Seagull (Macmillan, 2017)
  • Ann Cleeves, Dead Water (Macmillan, 2013)

September

  • Robert Galbraith, The Cuckoo’s Calling (Sphere, 2013)
  • Robert Galbraith, The Silkworm (Sphere, 2014)

October

  • Robert Galbraith, Career of Evil (Sphere, 2015)
  • Tana French, In the Woods (Hodder & Stoughton, 2007)

November

  • Timothy Chappell, The Philosophy of Religion (Open University Press, 2011)
  • Tana French, The Likeness (Hodder & Stoughton, 2008)
  • Nigel Warburton, The Self (Open University Press, 2011)

December

  • Tana French, Faithful Place (Hodder & Stoughton, 2010)
  • Tana French, Broken Harbour (Hodder & Stoughton, 2012)
  • Tana French, The Secret Place (Hodder & Stoughton, 2014)
  • Ursula K. Le Guin, The Other Wind (Gateway, 2015)
  • Ursula K. Le Guin, The Daughter of Odren (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014)
  • Ursula K. Le Guin, The Books of Earthsea (Gollancz, 2018)
  • Yanis Varoufakis, Talking to My Daughter: A Brief History of Capitalism (Vintage Digital, 2013)

Read in 2020

January

February

  • S.A. Chakraborty, The City of Brass (HarperVoyager, 2017)
  • Terry Pratchett, Witches Abroad (Corgi, 1991)

March

April

  • Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island (AmazonClassics, 2017)
  • Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, ebook edn. (AmazonClassics, 2017)
  • Terry Eagleton, How to Read Literature (Yale University Press, 2013)
  • Sally Rooney, Conversations with Friends (Faber & Faber, 2017)

May

  • Economics in Context 1, ed. by Cristina Santos and others (Open University Press, 2019)
  • Henning Mankell, The Dogs of Riga (Vintage Digital, 2008)

September

  • Economics in Context 2, ed. by Cristina Santos and others (Open University Press, 2019)

October

November

  • John Berger, Ways of Seeing (Penguin, 2008)
  • Ari North, Always Human (WebToons, 2015)
  • Aphra Behn, Oroonoko (Penguin, 2003)
  • Ari North, Aerial Magic (WebToons, 2018)
  • The Renaissance and long eighteenth century, ed. by Anita Pacheco and others (Open University Press, 2018)

December

  • Voltaire, Candide, or Optimism (Penguin, 2005)
  • Karl Marx, Value, Price and Profit (Marxists Internet Archive, 1865)
  • Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, The Communist Manifesto (Verso, 2012)
  • Lola Olufemi, Feminism, Interrupted: Disrupting Power (Pluto, 2020)
  • Anne Rice, Interview with the Vampire (Time Warner, 2003)
  • Rosa Luxemburg, Reform or Revolution (Marxists Internet Archive, 1908)

Read in 2019

January

  • The Brexit Crisis: A Verso Report, ed. by Verso Books (Verso, 2016)
  • Sofi Oksanen, Purge (Atlantic, 2011)
  • Joe Kennedy, Authentocrats: Culture, Politics and the New Seriousness (Repeater, 2018)
  • Jacobin, By Taking Power (Jacobin Foundation, 2017)
  • New Left Review, New Left Review 114 (New Left Review, 2018)
  • Jacobin, Earth, Wind, & Fire (Jacobin Foundation, 2017)
  • Jacobin, The First Red Century (Jacobin Foundation, 2017)
  • Camilla Läckberg, The Preacher (HarperCollins, 2011)
  • Lindsey German and John Rees, A People’s History of London (Verso, 2012)
  • George Ciccariello-Maher, Building the Commune: Radical Democracy in Venezuela (Verso, 2016)

February

  • Andrew Taylor, The Ashes of London (HarperCollins, 2016)

March

April

  • Molly Smith, Revolting Prostitutes: The Fight for Sex Workers’ Rights (Verso, 2018)
  • Karen Armstrong, Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life (Vintage, 2010)
  • Barry Hines, A Kestrel for a Knave (Penguin, 1968)

May

  • Hanna Jameson, The Last (Penguin, 2019)

June

  • Mark Lawrence, Red Sister (HarperVoyager, 2017)

August

  • Emily St. John Mandel, Station Eleven (Picador, 2014)
  • Dave Thomas, Programming Elixir ≥ 1.6: Functional |> Concurrent |> Pragmatic |> Fun (Pragmatic Bookshelf, 2018)

September

October

November

  • Sally Rooney, Normal People (Faber & Faber, 2018)

December

  • Louisa May Alcott, Little Women (AmazonClassics, 2017)
  • Natasha Ngan, Girls of Paper and Fire (Hodder & Stoughton, 2018)
  • Tasha Suri, Empire of Sand (Orbit, 2018)
  • Sarfraz Manzoor, Greetings from Bury Park (Bloomsbury, 2019)
  • Torquil MacLeod, Meet Me in Malmö (Torquil MacLeod, 2013)
  • The New Economy Starter Pack, ed. by Verso Books and Autonomy (Verso, 2019)
  • Ursula K. Le Guin, The Farthest Shore (Gateway, 2015)
  • Socialist Strategy and Electoral Politics: A Report, ed. by Haymarket Books, Jacobin, and Verso Books (Haymarket, 2019)

Read in 2018

January

  • David Allen, Getting Things Done: How To Achieve Stress-free Productivity (Piatkus, 2001)
  • Rosa Luxemburg, The Mass Strike, the Political Party and the Trade Unions (Marxists Internet Archive, 1906)
  • Thich Nhat Hanh, Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life (Random House, 1995)
  • Terry Pratchett, Wyrd Sisters (Corgi, 1988)
  • Verso 2017 Mixtape, ed. by Verso Books (Verso, 2017)
  • Corbyn and the Future of Labour: A Verso Report, ed. by Verso Books (Verso, 2016)
  • Labour Party, Alternative Models of Ownership (Labour Party, 2017)

February

  • Richard Gott, Britain’s Empire: Resistance, Repression and Revolt (Verso, 2011)
  • Jacobin, Ours To Master (Jacobin Foundation, 2015)
  • Jacobin, Struggle and Progress (Jacobin Foundation, 2015)
  • Jacobin, Uneven and Combined (Jacobin Foundation, 2015)
  • bell hooks, Feminism is for Everybody: Passionate Politics (South End, 2000)
  • Camilla Grebe, Some Kind of Peace (Simon & Schuster, 2012)
  • Nancy Fraser, Fortunes of Feminism: From State-Managed Capitalism to Neoliberal Crisis (Verso, 2013)

March

  • Rosa Luxemburg, The Russian Revolution (Marxists Internet Archive, 1918)
  • Karl Marx, The Civil War in France (Marxists Internet Archive, 1871)
  • Martin Dixon, Modern Land Law (Taylor and Francis, 2016)
  • Karl Marx, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte (Marxists Internet Archive, 1852)

April

  • Susanna Clarke, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (Bloomsbury, 2004)
  • Claire de Than, Law Express: Human Rights (Pearson, 2016)
  • Catherine Elliott, English Legal System (Pearson, 2017)
  • Ann Cleeves, Red Bones (Macmillan, 2015)
  • Ian Loveland, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law & Human Rights: A Critical Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2015)
  • Ann Cleeves, Hidden Depths (Pan, 2016)

May

  • Ann Cleeves, Silent Voices (Macmillan, 2013)
  • Ann Cleeves, The Glass Room (Macmillan, 2012)
  • Helene Tursten, Detective Inspector Huss (Soho Crime, 2004)
  • Henning Mankell, Faceless Killers (Vintage Digital, 2003)
  • Leena Lehtolainen, Her Enemy (Amazon Crossing, 2013)
  • Camilla Grebe, More Bitter Than Death (Simon & Schuster, 2013)

June

  • Graham Virgo, The Principles of Equity & Trusts (Oxford University Press, 2016)
  • Michael J. Allen, Criminal Law (Oxford University Press, 2017)
  • Paul Craig and Gráinne de Búrca, EU Law: Text, Cases and Materials (Oxford University Press, 2015)
  • Camilla Läckberg, The Ice Princess (Harper, 2011)
  • Ewan McKendrick, Contract Law (Oxford University Press, 2016)
  • Jenny Steele, Tort Law: Text, Cases, and Materials (Oxford University Press, 2017)

July

  • Ben Fine, Marx’s ‘Capital’ (Pluto, 2016)
  • Ian McLeod, Legal Theory (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010)
  • Men Doing Feminism, ed. by Tom Digby (Routledge, 1997)
  • Steven Brust, The Phoenix Guards (St. Martin’s, 2008)
  • New Socialist, A Christmas Gift from New Socialist (New Socialist, 2018)
  • New Socialist, Labour’s New Economics (New Socialist, 2018)
  • Elaine Cunningham, Elfshadow (Wizards of the Coast, 1991)
  • Elaine Cunningham, Elfsong (Wizards of the Coast, 2000)
  • Madeleine L’Engle, A Wrinkle in Time (Puffin, 2007)
  • R.A. Salvatore, Homeland (Wizards of the Coast, 2009)
  • R.A. Salvatore, Exile (Wizards of the Coast, 2009)

August

  • Answered Publishing, GDL Answered (Answered, 2017)
  • Answered Publishing, GDL Answered Casebook (Answered, 2017)
  • R.A. Salvatore, Sojourn (Wizards of the Coast, 2009)
  • Terry Eagleton, Why Marx Was Right (Yale University Press, 2018)
  • N.K. Jemisin, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (Orbit, 2010)
  • Robert Jordan, The Great Hunt (Orbit, 2009)

September

  • R.F. Foster, Modern Ireland, 1600–1972 (Penguin, 1990)
  • Robert Jordan, The Dragon Reborn (Orbit, 2009)
  • Jacek Artymiak, Vim and Vi Tips: Essential Vim and Vi Editor Skills (devGuide.net ltd, 2011)

October

  • Christian Fuchs, Nationalism 2.0 The Making of Brexit on Social Media (Pluto, 2018)
  • Robin Hobb, Ship of Magic (HarperVoyager, 2011)
  • Karoliina Korhonen, Finnish Nightmares (Atena, 2016)

November

  • Immanuel Wallerstein, Historical Capitalism (Verso, 2014)
  • Judith Herrin, Byzantium: The Surprising Life of a Medieval Empire (Penguin, 2008)
  • Rosa Liksom, Compartment No. 6 (Serpent’s Tail, 2014)
  • Michèle Barrett, Women’s Oppression Today: The Marxist/Feminist Encounter (Verso, 2014)
  • Arundhati Roy, Capitalism: A Ghost Story (Verso, 2014)
  • Tribune, Welcome Back (Tribune, 2018)
  • Danny Dorling, Inequality and the 1% (Verso, 2014)
  • Robert Galbraith, Lethal White (Sphere, 2018)
  • William Davies, The Happiness Industry: The Economics of Well-Being (Verso, 2015)

December

  • Miran Lipovača, Learn You a Haskell for Great Good!: A Beginner’s Guide (No Starch, 2011)
  • New Left Review, New Left Review 106 (New Left Review, 2017)
  • New Left Review, New Left Review 107 (New Left Review, 2017)
  • Carol Davidson Cragoe, How to Read Buildings (Herbert, 2008)
  • New Left Review, New Left Review 108 (New Left Review, 2017)
  • New Left Review, New Left Review 109 (New Left Review, 2018)
  • Michael Axworthy, Iran: Empire of the Mind: A History from Zoroaster to the Present Day (Penguin, 2008)
  • Ellen Meiksins Wood, Democracy Against Capitalism: Renewing Historical Materialism (Verso, 2016)
  • Jacobin, The Party We Need (Jacobin Foundation, 2016)
  • Jacobin, Journey to the Dark Side (Jacobin Foundation, 2017)
  • Ralph Miliband, Class War Conservatism: And Other Essays (Verso, 2015)

Read in 2017

January

February

  • Alan Furst, Night Soldiers (Orion, 2005)
  • Robert Harris, An Officer and a Spy (Arrow, 2013)
  • Sheila Fitzpatrick, The Russian Revolution (Oxford University Press, 2008)
  • Ernest Mandel, An Introduction to Marxist Economic Theory (Pathfinder, 1973)
  • The Report of the Iraq Inquiry: Executive Summary, ed. by John Chilcot (HMSO, 2016)
  • Stieg Larsson, The Girl Who Played With Fire (MacLehose, 2010)

March

  • Stieg Larsson, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest (MacLehose, 2010)
  • C.J. Sansom, Dominion (Pan, 2012)
  • John le Carré, The Night Manager (Penguin, 2013)

April

  • David Harvey, Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism (Profile, 2014)
  • Natasha Pulley, The Watchmaker of Filigree Street (Bloomsbury, 2015)
  • Sven Beckert, Empire of Cotton: A Global History (Vintage, 2014)
  • Gerald Seymour, Harry’s Game (Hodder & Stoughton, 2013)
  • Silvia Federici, Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body and Primitive Accumulation (Autonomedia, 2004)

May

June

  • Ann Cleeves, White Nights (Macmillan, 2010)
  • Katrine Marçal, Who Cooked Adam Smith’s Dinner?: A Story About Women and Economics (Portobello, 2016)

July

  • LeiLani Dowell, What Is Marxism All About?: A Street Guide for Revolutionaries on a Move (World View Forum, 2013)
  • Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey (Penguin, 2012)

August

  • Alan Garner, Elidor (HarperCollins, 2006)
  • Ben Aaronovitch, The Hanging Tree (Gollancz, 2016)
  • Robert Galbraith, The Cuckoo’s Calling (Sphere, 2013)
  • R.A. Salvatore, The Crystal Shard (Wizards of the Coast, 2009)
  • R.A. Salvatore, Streams of Silver (Wizards of the Coast, 2009)

September

  • R.A. Salvatore, The Halfling’s Gem (Wizards of the Coast, 2009)
  • Agatha Christie, The Murder at the Vicarage (HarperCollins, 2009)
  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, We Should All Be Feminists (Fourth Estate, 2014)
  • New Left Review, New Left Review 104 (New Left Review, 2017)
  • Jules Verne, Around the World in 80 Days (Public Domain, 2012)
  • New Left Review, New Left Review 105 (New Left Review, 2017)
  • Oliver Pötzsch, The Hangman’s Daughter (Amazon Crossing, 2010)
  • Ann Cleeves, The Crow Trap (Pan, 2017)
  • Brian Michael Bendis, Jessica Jones: Alias Vol. 1 (Max, 2015)
  • Ann Cleeves, Telling Tales (Pan, 2005)
  • John Keay, China: A History (HarperCollins, 2008)

October

November

December

  • Leena Lehtolainen, My First Murder (Amazon Crossing, 2012)
  • Tana French, In the Woods (Hodder & Stoughton, 2007)
  • Tana French, The Likeness (Hodder & Stoughton, 2008)

Read in 2016

January

  • J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings (HarperCollins, 2009)
  • J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King (HarperCollins, 1993)
  • Jeanette Winterson, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit (Vintage, 2009)
  • Edward W. Said, Orientalism (Vintage, 2014)
  • Genevieve Cogman, The Invisible Library (Pan, 2015)
  • Feminist Radical Thinkers: A Sampler, ed. by Verso Books (Verso, 2015)

February

  • Michel Foucault, The Foucault Reader: An Introduction to Foucault’s Thought (Penguin, 1991)
  • John le Carré, A Delicate Truth (Penguin, 2013)
  • Odd Arne Westad, The Global Cold War (Cambridge University Press, 2007)
  • John le Carré, The Russia House (Penguin, 2004)
  • Anne McClintock, Imperial Leather: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in the Colonial Contest (Routledge, 1995)

March

  • Robert Service, Lenin: A Biography (Pan, 2010)
  • Jacobin, Up from Liberalism (Jacobin Foundation, 1959)
  • Friedrich Engels, The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State (Penguin, 2010)
  • Wade Mansell, A Critical Introduction to Law (Routledge, 2015)

April

  • The Critical Lawyers’ Handbook, ed. by Ian Grigg-Spall and Paddy Ireland (Pluto, 1992)
  • Caroline Lucas, Honourable Friends?: Parliament and the Fight for Change (Portobello, 2015)
  • Karl Marx, Wage Labor and Capital (Marxists Internet Archive, 1847)
  • Mark Greengrass, Christendom Destroyed: Europe 1517–1648 (Penguin, 2014)
  • J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Bloomsbury, 2013)
  • J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Bloomsbury, 2013)
  • J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Bloomsbury, 2013)

May

  • J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Bloomsbury, 2013)
  • J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Bloomsbury, 2013)

June

  • J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Bloomsbury, 2013)
  • J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Bloomsbury, 2013)

July

August

  • Richard Seymour, Corbyn: Against All Odds (Verso, 2016)
  • Paul Cockshott, Towards a New Socialism (Allin Cottrell, 2013)
  • David Allen, Getting Things Done: How To Achieve Stress-free Productivity (Piatkus, 2001)
  • Jacobin, Between the Risings (Jacobin Foundation, 2016)

September

  • David Sparks, Paperless: A MacSparky Field Guide (iTunes, 2012)

October

  • Thomas A. Limoncelli, Christina J. Hogan, and Strata R. Chalup, The Practice of System and Network Administration (Addison-Wesley Professional, 2007)

November

  • Guy Gavriel Kay, Under Heaven (HarperVoyager, 2010)
  • Vladimir Lenin, Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism (Marxists Internet Archive, 1916)
  • John Reed, Ten Days that Shook the World (Penguin, 2007)
  • Jacobin, Rank and File (Jacobin Foundation, 2016)
  • Edward Hallett Carr, What Is History? (Penguin, 1990)

December

Read in 2015

January

  • Peter Ackroyd, Foundation (Pan, 2011)
  • Domenico Losurdo, Liberalism: A Counter-History (Verso, 2014)
  • William Stubbs, Germany in the Early Middle Ages, 476–1250 (Lecturable, 2014)
  • Margaret Shennan, The Rise of Brandenburg-Prussia, 1618–1740 (Routledge, 1995)
  • Val McDermid, Northanger Abbey (HarperCollins, 2014)

February

  • Charles W. Ingrao, The Habsburg Monarchy, 1618–1815 (Cambridge University Press, 1994)
  • Peter Ackroyd, Thames: Sacred River (Vintage, 2007)

March

  • Saladin Ahmed, Throne of the Crescent Moon (Gollancz, 2012)
  • Ha-Joon Chang, Economics: The User’s Guide (Pelican, 2014)
  • Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, Good Omens (Corgi, 1991)
  • Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind (Gollancz, 2007)

April

  • We See a Different Frontier: A Postcolonial Speculative Fiction Anthology, ed. by Fabio Fernandes and Djibril al-Ayad (Futurefire.net, 2013)
  • John le Carré, The Honourable Schoolboy (Penguin, 2011)
  • John le Carré, Smiley’s People (Sceptre, 2011)

May

  • Benedict Anderson, Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism (Verso, 2006)
  • G. Willow Wilson, Ms. Marvel, Vol. 2: Generation Why (Marvel, 2015)
  • Henrietta Leyser, Medieval Women: A Social History of Women in England 450–1500 (Phoenix, 2002)
  • Gordon Kerr, A Short History of China: From Ancient Dynasties to Economic Powerhouse (Pocket Essentials, 2013)
  • China Miéville, The City & the City (Tor, 2009)

June

  • Orlando Figes, Revolutionary Russia, 1891–1991: A History (Pelican, 2014)
  • John H. Arnold, History: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2000)
  • Robert Harris, Fatherland (Arrow, 2012)
  • David Harvey, A Companion to Marx’s Capital (Verso, 2010)
  • Karl Marx, Capital: A Critique of Political Economy (Penguin, 1992)
  • Friedrich Engels, Socialism: Utopian and Scientific (Marxists Internet Archive, 1880)

July

  • John Tosh, The Pursuit of History: Aims, methods and new directions in the study of history (Routledge, 2015)
  • Gaston Dorren, Lingo: A Language Spotter’s Guide to Europe (Profile, 2014)
  • Vladimir Lenin, The State and Revolution (Marxists Internet Archive, 1917)
  • Eric Hobsbawm, Nations and Nationalism since 1780: Programme, Myth, Reality (Cambridge University Press, 2012)
  • Paul Mason, Why It’s Still Kicking Off Everywhere: The New Global Revolutions (Verso, 2012)
  • Richard Seymour, The Liberal Defence of Murder (Verso, 2014)
  • Wu Ming, Altai (Verso, 2013)
  • Ben Aaronovitch, Foxglove Summer (Gollancz, 2014)

August

  • Jordan Ellenberg, How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking (Penguin, 2014)

October

  • Harry Cleaver, Reading Capital Politically (Anti/Theses, 2001)

November

  • Chris Harman, A People’s History of the World: From the Stone Age to the New Millennium (Verso, 2008)
  • Robert Service, The Russian Revolution (St. Martin’s, 1991)
  • Noam Chomsky, Profit Over People: Neoliberalism and Global Order (Seven Stories, 2011)
  • Robert Galbraith, Career of Evil (Sphere, 2015)
  • Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall (Fourth Estate, 2009)
  • Martin Cruz Smith, Gorky Park (Simon & Schuster, 2013)

December

  • J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring (HarperCollins, 1993)
  • J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers (HarperCollins, 1993)
  • C.J. Sansom, Dark Fire (Pan, 2007)
  • Pekka Hiltunen, Cold Courage (Hesperus, 2013)

Read in 2014

January

  • P.D. James, Death Comes to Pemberley (Faber & Faber, 2011)
  • Robert J.C. Young, Postcolonialism: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2003)

February

  • Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird (Arrow, 2010)
  • Caitlin Moran, How to Be a Woman (Ebury, 2011)

March

  • Markus Zusak, The Book Thief (Transworld Digital, 2007)

April

  • Jeremy Rowett Johns, The Smugglers’ Banker: The Story of Zephaniah Job of Polperro (Polperro Heritage Press, 1997)
  • Ben Aaronovitch, Rivers of London (Gollancz, 2011)
  • Ben Aaronovitch, Moon Over Soho (Gollancz, 2011)

May

  • Ben Aaronovitch, Whispers Under Ground (Gollancz, 2012)
  • Ben Aaronovitch, Broken Homes (DAW, 2013)

June

  • Apple Inc., The Swift Programming Language (iTunes, 2014)

July

August

  • Maurice Druon, The Iron King (HarperCollins, 2013)
  • Reza Aslan, Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth (Westbourne, 2013)
  • It Came from the North: An Anthology of Finnish Speculative Fiction, ed. by Desirina Boskovich (Cheeky Frawg, 2013)
  • Diana Gabaldon, The Scottish Prisoner (Orion, 2011)

September

  • Robin Jarvis, The Woven Path (Collins Voyager, 2012)
  • John Darwin, After Tamerlane: The Rise and Fall of Global Empires 1400–2000 (Penguin, 2007)

October

  • Gary Thorn, End of Empires: European Decolonisation 1919–80 (Hodder Education, 2001)
  • Robert Galbraith, The Silkworm (Sphere, 2014)

November

  • Naomi Klein, No Logo (Fourth Estate, 2010)
  • Shanley Kane, Your Startup Is Broken: Inside The Toxic Heart of Tech Culture (http://modelviewculture.com, 2014)
  • G. Willow Wilson, Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal (Marvel, 2014)
  • Umberto Eco, The Name Of The Rose (Vintage Digital, 2012)
  • Solomon Northup, Twelve Years a Slave (Penguin, 2012)

December

  • Philippa Levine, The British Empire: Sunrise to Sunset (Longman, 2007)
  • C.J. Sansom, Dissolution (Pan, 2008)
  • Nicola Griffith, Hild (Blackfriars, 2013)
  • Helen Fielding, Bridget Jones’s Diary (Picador, 2009)
  • Rosa Luxemburg, Reform or Revolution (Marxists Internet Archive, 1908)
  • Friedrich Engels, Socialism: Utopian and Scientific (Marxists Internet Archive, 1880)

Read in 2013

January

  • Howard Zinn, A People’s History of the United States: 1492 to Present (HarperCollins, 2010)

April

  • Diana Wynne Jones, A Tale of Time City (HarperCollins, 2002)

May

  • Jostein Gaarder, Sophie’s World (Phoenix, 1995)

June

  • Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own (Penguin, 2000)

July

  • Neil Gaiman, Stardust (Review, 2006)
  • Sue Townsend, The Queen and I (Penguin, 2002)

August

  • Diana Wynne Jones, Howl’s Moving Castle (HarperCollins, 2001)
  • Ursula K. Le Guin, A Wizard of Earthsea (Gateway, 2015)
  • Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom (Back Bay, 1994)

September

  • Ursula K. Le Guin, The Tombs of Atuan (Gateway, 2015)
  • Ursula K. Le Guin, The Farthest Shore (Gateway, 2015)

October

  • Ursula K. Le Guin, Tehanu (Gateway, 2015)

November

  • Isaac Asimov, Foundation (Spectra, 2004)
  • Kate Fox, Watching the English: The Hidden Rules of English Behaviour (Hodder & Stoughton, 2004)
  • Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, The Communist Manifesto (Verso, 2012)
  • George Orwell, Orwell in Spain: The Full Text of Homage to Catalonia, with Associated Articles, Reviews and Letters from the Complete Works of George Orwell (Penguin, 2001)

December

  • What’s Up with Catalonia?, ed. by Liz Castro (Catalonia, 2013)
  • Karl Marx, Value, Price and Profit (Marxists Internet Archive, 1865)
  • bell hooks, Feminism is for Everybody: Passionate Politics (South End, 2000)
  • Frank Herbert, Dune (Gateway, 2010)
  • J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit (HarperCollins, 1937)
  • Ian Mortimer, The Time Traveller’s Guide to Medieval England: A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century (Bodley Head, 2008)
  • Tove Jansson, Moominland Midwinter (Puffin, 2010)
  • Ellis Peters, A Morbid Taste for Bones (Little, Brown, 1995)

Read in 2012

January

  • Stieg Larsson, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Quercus, 2008)

October

  • Jim Butcher, Storm Front (Orbit, 2000)

Read in 2011

August

  • George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones (HarperVoyager, 2005)

September

  • George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings (HarperVoyager, 2002)

December

  • Terry Pratchett, Snuff (Doubleday, 2011)

Read in 2010

January

  • Neil Gaiman, American Gods (Review, 2011)

June

  • Robert Jordan, The Gathering Storm (Orbit, 2009)
  • Robert Jordan, Towers of Midnight (Orbit, 2010)

July

  • Brandon Sanderson, The Final Empire (Gollancz, 2006)
  • Brandon Sanderson, The Well of Ascension (Gollancz, 2007)
  • Brandon Sanderson, The Hero of Ages (Gollancz, 2008)

October

  • Thomas A. Limoncelli, Time Management for System Administrators: Stop Working Late and Start Working Smart (O’Reilly Media, 2005)

Read in 2007

April

  • Helene Hanff, 84 Charing Cross Road (Futura, 1992)

Read in 2004

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