52-book challenge: The 2013 books

Here follows the list of books read by me in 2013. It includes books read for pleasure but not for study or work purposes. Most of these books have been borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries but I’ve also been using Cambridgeshire Libraries (principally for local history) and Central Bedfordshire Libraries. A few are ones I already owned or borrowed from friends.

A Series of Unfortunate Events Book 2: The Reptile Room by Lemony Snicket
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
Cambridge Nightclimbing by Hederatus
Borrowed from Cambridgeshire Libraries
Winifred Nicholson: Music of Colour ed. Elizabeth Fisher
Bought from Kettle’s Yard, University of Cambridge
The Dinner by Herman Koch
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
Charleston: A Bloomsbury House and Garden by Quentin Bell and Virginia Nicholson
Borrowed from Cambridgeshire Libraries
The Cambridge Apostles by Richard Deacon
Borrowed from Cambridgeshire Libraries
Are You My Mother by Alison Bechdel
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
Sepulchre by Kate Mosse
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
The Man Who Knew Too Much: Alan Turning and the invention of the computer by David Leavitt
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
E-book downloaded from Hertfordshire Libraries
The Hound of Ulster by Rosemary Sutcliffe
E-book downloaded from Hertfordshire Libraries
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by JK Rowling
From own bookshelves
Tales of the Fens; More Tales of the Fens by WH Barrett and Enid Porter
Both borrowed from Cambridgeshire Libraries
Secrets of the Labyrinth by Greg Mosse
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling
From own bookshelves
Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martel
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
A Child of the Jago by Arthur Morrison
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
The Duncan Grant Murals in Lincoln Cathedral by Edward Mayor and Judith Robinson
Bought from Lincoln Cathedral bookshop
The Tales of Beedle the Bard by JK Rowling
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
Paranormal Cambridgeshire by Damien O’Dell
Borrowed from Cambridgeshire Libraries
One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
Crooked Little Vein by Warren Ellis
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
Science and the Unseen World by Arthur Stanley Eddington
Text of the 1929 Swarthmore Lecture. Read while visiting the library at Woodbrooke.
Godless for God’s Sake: Nontheism in Contemporary Quakerism ed. David Boulton
Bought from The Quaker Centre bookshop in Euston, London
Mrs Robinson’s Disgrace by Kate Summerscale
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
Reason, Morality and Religion by Richard S Peters
Text of the 1972 Swarthmore Lecture. Read while visiting the library at Woodbrooke.
Fenland Riots and the English Revolution by Keith Lindley
Borrowed from Cambridgeshire Libraries
The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
The Mating Season by PG Wodehouse
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
The miracle of mindfulness: a manual on meditation by Thich Nhat Hanh
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
A Series of Unfortunate Events Book 3: The Wide Window by Lemony Snicket
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
Curfew by Phil Rickman
Borrowed from Central Bedfordshire Libraries
Birdwatching With Your Eyes Closed by Simon Barnes
Borrowed from Central Bedfordshire Libraries
An Uncertain Place by Fred Vargas
Audiobook downloaded from Hertfordshire Libraries
Inferno by Dan Brown
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls by David Sedaris
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
The Servant by Robin Maugham
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
A Series of Unfortunate Events Book 4: The Miserable Mill by Lemony Snicket
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
When You Are Engulfed In Flames by David Sedaris
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
Spirit of the Fens by Edward Storey
Borrowed from Cambridgeshire Libraries
Stonea and the Roman Fens by Tim Malim
Borrowed from Cambridgeshire Libraries
The Fatal Englishman: Three short lives by Sebastian Faulks
Borrowed as a SELMS Consortium loan via Hertfordshire Libraries
Notes From An Exhibition by Patrick Gale
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
Full Moon by PG Wodehouse
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
Outrage: The Edalji Five and the shadow of Sherlock Holmes by Roger Oldfield
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
Heartstone by CJ Sansom
From own bookshelves
Women All On Fire: The women of the English Civil War by Alison Plowden
Borrowed from Cambridgeshire Libraries
Christopher Wood: An English painter by Richard Ingleby
Borrowed as a SELMS Consortium loan via Hertfordshire Libraries
Sutton Hoo: Burial ground of kings by Martin Carver
Borrowed from Cambridgeshire Libraries
The Lost City of Dunwich by Nicholas Comfort
Borrowed from Cambridgeshire Libraries
Let The Old Dreams Die by John Ajvinde Lindquist
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
The Book of Margery Kempe
Borrowed from Cambridgeshire Libraries
The Man in the Moss by Phil Rickman
Ebook downloaded from Hertfordshire Libraries
The Coincidence Authority by JW Ironmonger
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
Dominion by CJ Sansom
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
From own bookshelves
Propaganda, Power and Persuasion (British Library Exhibition Catalogue) by David Welch
Bought at the British Library after visiting the exhibition
You Are Here: Discovering the magic of the present moment by Thich Nhat Hanh
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacob
Audiobook downloaded from Hertfordshire Libraries
Cure of Souls by Phil Rickman
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
The Ocean At The End Of The Lane by Neil Gaiman
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
Folk Socks: The history and techniques of hand-knitted footwear by Nancy Bush
Borrowed as a SELMS Consortium loan via Hertfordshire Libraries
A Fenland Chronicle by Sybil Marshall
Borrowed from Cambridgeshire Libraries
Bring Up The Bodies by Hilary Mantel
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
Small Coal and Smoke Rings: A fireman on the Great Western by Derek Brock
Loan from a friend’s collection
Something Fresh by PG Wodehouse
Borrowed from Hertfordshire Libraries
Curiosity: Art and the Pleasures of Knowing by Marina Warner
Bought after attending associated exhibition at The Castle Museum, Norwich

Total: 69 books

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