To Read Challenge - 2020

Updated: Feb 15

Carrying on from last year - the list has got substantially shorter. I've probably read about 40 that were on the original list. However, it was also a big year for buying books. This year I'm going to try and polish off the rest of this list - although if any of these books proves to be too boring they're getting the chuck. I'm particularly looking forward to get through the Mark Twain books as they are classics I've never had the pleasure of reading.  


  1. Milkman - Anna Burns (NEW)

  2. Unquiet Spirits - Bonnie MacBird (LEND)

  3. In the Flood - Ray Fawkes (KINDLE FREE)

  4. The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins (PRIZE)

  5. Chernobyl: History of Tragedy - Serhii Plokhy (NEW)

  6. To the Lighthouse - Virginia Woolfe (SECOND HAND)


  1. Rosie of The River - Catherine Cookson (GIFT)

  2. Paddy Clarke - Ha, Ha, Ha - Roddy Doyle (SECOND HAND/FOR WORK)

  3. Magic Terror - Peter Straub (LEND)

  4. The Last Concubine - Lesley Downer (LEND)

  5. The Dubliners - James Joyce (SECOND HAND)

  6. Neuromancer - William Gibson (SECOND HAND)

  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings - Maya Angelou (SECOND HAND)

  8. Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy (NEW)

  9. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain (LEND)

  10. Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain (LEND)

  11. The Prince and the Pauper - Mark Twain (LEND)

  12. The Blind Assassin - Margaret Atwood (SECOND HAND)

  13. Everything is Illuminated - Jonathan Safran Foer (SECOND HAND)

  14. The Man Who Was Thursday - G.K. Chesterton (SECOND HAND)

  15. Selected Tales of Edgar Allan Poe (SECOND HAND)

  16. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man - James Joyce (SECOND HAND)

  17. Frankenstein - Mary Shelley (SECOND HAND)

  18. Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen (SECOND HAND)

  19. Pigeon English - Stephen Kelman (GIFT)

  20. Eleven Minutes - Paulo Coelho (SECOND HAND)

  21. The Mackerel Plaza - Peter De Vries (SECOND HAND)

  22. Rocannon's World - Ursula K Le Guin (SECOND HAND)

  23. The Magic Barrel and other Stories - Bernard Malamud (SECOND HAND)

  24. Anita and Me - Meera Syal (SECOND HAND/FOR WORK)

  25. Wise Children - Angela Carter (SECOND HAND)

  26. How to Win Friends and Influence People - Dale Carnegie (SECOND HAND)

  27. First the Killed My Father - Loung Ung (LEND)

  28. I Search of Lost Time Volume 1: Swann's Way - Marcel Proust (NEW)

  29. The Magnificentt Meaulness - Alain Fournier (LEND)

  30. Babel Tower - A.S. Byatt (SECOND HAND)

  31. The Magus - John Fowles (SECOND HAND)

  32. The Scar - China Mieville (SECOND HAND)

  33. The Liar - Stephen Fry (SECOND HAND)

  34. Angelmaker - Nick Harkaway (SECOND HAND)

  35. The Tempest and other Stories - Joseph Conrad (SECOND HAND)

  36. Dante - The Inferno (NEW)

  37. The Cabaret of Plants - Richard Mabey (LEND)

  38. The Swiss Family Robinson - Johann Wyss (LEND)

  39. Very Good, Jeeves! - PG Wodehouse (LEND)

  40. Stardust - Neil Gaiman (LEND)

  41. Ivanhoe - Sir Walter Scott (LEND)

  42. Mrs Mcginty's Dead - Agatha Christie (LEND)

  43. Resistance - Owen Sheers (SECOND HAND/FOR WORK)

  44. Mrs Fry's Diary - Stephen Fry (SECOND HAND)

  45. Vernon Little God - DBC Pierre (SECOND HAND)

  46. Mrs Mohr Goes Missing - Maryla Szymiczkowa (NEW)