Books I’ve Read

I’ve been using goodreads since 2012 to track the books I’ve read across the years, but I also love a good list. So without further ado, here is the list of all the books I’ve read since 2012 (in roughly chronological order)!

2012 – 37 books
1. The Fault in Our Stars – John Green
2. The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold
3. As You Like It – William Shakespeare*
4. The Knowledge – John Donnelly*
5. How Not to Talk Like an Arse – Richard Wilson
6. Room – Emma Donoghue
7. The Man of Mode – George Etherege*
8. The Taming of the Shrew – William Shakespeare*
9. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
10. Lighthousekeeping – Jeanette Winterson
11. History of a Pleasure Seeker – Richard Mason
12. Love Letters of Great Men – Ursula Doyle
13. Twenties’ Girl – Sophie Kinsella
14. Agathie Christie’s A Murder is Announced – Leslie Darbon*
15. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake – Aimee Bender
16. Fifty Shades of Grey – E. L. James
17. Love Hina Vol. 1 – Ken Akamatsu
18. Love Hina Vol. 2 – Ken Akamatsu
19. Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury
20. Imadoki! Nowadays Vol. 1 – Yuu Watase
21. The Lady of the Rivers – Philippa Gregory
22. A Murder is Announced – Agatha Christie
23. Love Hina Vol. 3 – Ken Akamatsu
24. Love Hina Vol. 4 – Ken Akamatsu
25. Fifty Shames of Earl Grey – Fanny Merkin
26. Love Hina Vol. 5 – Ken Akamatsu
27. Ouran High School Host Club Vol. 1 – Bisco Hatori
28. Love Hina Vol. 6 – Ken Akamatsu
29. Love Hina Vol. 7 – Ken Akamatsu
30. Love Hina Vol. 8 – Ken Akamatsu
31. French Letters and the English Canon – Mark Daniel
32. Macbett – Eugène Ionesco** *
33. Thérèse Raquin – Émile Zola**
34. Playhouse Creatures – April De Angelis*
35. 100 – Christopher Heimann*
36. A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
37. Bad Behaviour – Mary Gaitskill

2013 – 42 books
1. The Bookshop Strikes Back – Ann Patchett
2. The Fault in Our Stars – John Freen
3. Sushi Slim: Eat Yourself to Health the Japanese Way – Makiko Sano
4. A Desirable Residence – Madeleine Wickham
5. The Complete IBS Health and Diet Guide – Maitreyi Raman
6. The Pleasures of Men – Kate Williams
7. Eigengrau – Penelope Skinner*
8. Paper Towns – John Green
9. London Assurance – Dion Boucicault*
10. Married by Christmas – Scarlett Bailey
11. Macbeth – William Shakespeare*
12. Exam – Andy Hamilton*
13. The Story of English in 100 Words – David Crystal
14. Wuthering Heights – Lucy Gough*
15. How to Be a Woman – Caitlin Moran
16. Wuthering Heights – Emily Brontë
17. Eat, Pray, Love – Elizabeth Gilbert
18. The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris – Jenny Colgan
19. The Intimate Adventures of a London Call Girl – Belle de Jour
20. The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern
21. Why We Broke Up – Daniel Handler
22. The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky
23. Starter for Ten – David Nicholls
24. No-One Ever Has Sex on a Tuesday – Tracy Bloom
25. Will Grayson, Will Grayson – John Green
26. The Graduate – Charles Webb
27. West End Girls – Jenny Colgan
28. You Had Me At Hello – Mhairi McFarlane
29. A Street Cat Named Bob – James Bowen
30. Sylvia Plath: Poems Selected by Ted Hughes – Sylvia Plath
31. Disgrace – J. M. Coetzee
32. Degus – Sharon Vanderlip
33. The Further Adventures of a London Call Girl – Belle de Jour
34. The World According to Bob – James Bowen
35. The Adultery Club – Tess Stimson
36. Playing the Game – Belle de Jour
37. Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason – Helen Fielding
38. How I Live Now – Meg Rosoff
39. The Virgin Suicides – Jeffrey Eugenides
40. Phèdre – Jean Racine** *
41. Hyberbole and a Half – Allie Brosh
42. Well-Read Women – Samantha Hahn

2014 – 52 books
1. A Little Love Song – Michelle Magorian
2. Christmas at the Cupcake Café – Jenny Colgan
3. Les Amours – Pierre de Ronsard**
4. Le Bel Inconnu – Renaut de Beaujeu**
5. This Star Won’t Go Out – Esther Earl
6. The Happy Housewife – Heleen van Royen
7. Thursdays in the Park – Hilary Boyd
8. Le bleu est une couleur chaude – Julie Maroh**
9. Frog Music – Emma Donoghue
10. Central Cambridge – Kevin Taylor
11. The Fault in Our Stars – John Green
12. All My Friends Are Dead – Avery Monsen
13. My Mother Said I Never Should – Charlotte Keatley*
14. Three Plays – Jean Racine*
15. Bluestockings – Jane Robinson
16. Kimberly’s Capital Punishment – Richard Milward
17. Fifty Shades Darker – E. L. James
18. Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy – Helen Fielding
19. A Tiny Bit Marvellous – Dawn French
20. Oh Dear Silvia – Dawn French
21. You’re the One That I Want – Giovanna Fletcher
22. A Room of One’s Own – Virginia Woolf
23. The Infinite Gift – Charles Yang
24. Tiny Sunbirds Far Away – Christie Watson
25. Wedding Night – Sophie Kinsella
26. 1000 Years of Annoying the French – Stephen Clarke
27. Call the Midwife – Jennifer Worth
28. Mrs Dalloway – Virginia Woolf
29. Ourika – Claire de Duras*
30. Where Have All the Boys Gone? – Jenny Colgan
31. The Complete Maus – Art Spiegelman
32. Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding
33. Atonement – Ian McEwan
34. French Lessons – Ellen Sussman
35. A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing – Eimear McBride
36. Middlesex – Jeffrey Eugenides
37. Christmas With Billy and Me – Giovanna Fletcher
38. Billy and Me – Giovanna Fletcher
39. La Folle Journée Ou Le Mariage de Figaro – Pierre-Augustin Beaumarchais**
40. Everyday Sexism – Laura Bates
41. The Christmas Truce – Carol Ann Duffy
42. Mrs Scrooge – Carol Ann Duffy
43. Bethlehem: A Christmas Poem – Carol Ann Duffy
44. Not That Kind of Girl – Lena Dunham
45. L’éducation sentimentale – Gustave Flaubert**
46. The Christmas Mystery – Jostein Gaarder
47. Wenceslas: A Christmas Poem – Carol Ann Duffy
48. Another Night Before Christmas – Carol Ann Duffy
49. A Child’s Christmas In Wales – Dylan Thomas
50. Le Barbier de Séville ou La Précaution Inutile – Pierre-Augustin Beaumarchais
51. Pugs in Costumes – Virginia Woof
52. The Dinosaur that Pooped Christmas – Tom Fletcher

2015 – 49 books
1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – J. K. Rowling ****
2. A Literary Christmas: An Anthology – The British Library
3. Esio Trot – Roald Dahl
4. Eleanor & Park – Rainbow Rowell
5. Fangirl – Rainbow Rowell
6. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – J. K. Rowling ****
7. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
8. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – J. K. Rowling ****
9. Le Neveu de Rameau – Denis Diderot**
10. Matilda – Roald Dahl
11. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – J. K. Rowling ****
12. Supplément au Voyage de Bougainville – Denis Diderot**
13. L’Autre Tartuffe ou La Mère Coupable – Pierre-Augustin Beaumarchais**
14. An Egyptian Childhood – Taha Hussein
15. How to Build a Girl – Caitlin Moran
16. The Five People You Meet in Heaven – Mitch Albom
17. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – J. K. Rowling ****
18. All I Know Now – Carrie Hope Fletcher
19. Mint – Clare Lizzimore*
20. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – J. K. Rowling ****
22. Brontë – Polly Teale
23. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – J. K. Rowling ****
24. The Thrill of Love – Amanda Whittington*
25. The Tales of Beedle the Bard – J. K. Rowling
26. Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
27. Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
28. Landline – Rainbow Rowell
29. Drama Games – Jessica Swale
30. Love Lessons – Jacqueline Wilson
31. Revolting Rhymes – Roald Dahl
32. Parisienne French – Rhianna Jones
33. Boy – Roald Dahl
34. Lost in Translation – Ella Frances Sanders
35. A Fine Day for a Hanging – Carol Ann Lee
36. The World’s Wife – Carol Ann Duffy
37. An Education – Lynn Barber
38. Kid – Simon Armitage
39. Histoire d’O – Pauline Réage**
40. La cote 400 – Sophie Divry**
41. Sexing the Cherry – Jeanette Winterson
42. The Amazing Book is Not on Fire – Dan Howell
43. Spectacles – Sue Perkins
44. Lady Chatterley’s Love – D. H. Lawrence
45. Written on the Body – Jeanette Winterson
46. The Lover’s Dictionary – David Levithan
47. Tell Me the Truth about Love – W. H. Auden
48. Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? – Jeanette Winterson
49. La princesse qui n’aimat pas les princes – Alice Brière-Haquet
50. Interstellar Cinderella – Deborah Underwood

2016 – 28 books
1. A Clergyman’s Daughter – George Orwell
2. Asking for It – Louise O’Neill
3. The Vagina Monologues – Eve Ensler
4. Bonk – Mary Roach
5. All the Rage – Courtney Summers
6. Sofia Khan is Not Obliged – Ayisha Malik
7. The Danish Girl – David Ebershoff
8. On the Other Side – Carrie Hope Fletcher
9. Le rouge du tarbouche – Abdella Taïa
10. Cinna – Pierre Corneille* **
11. Adolphe – Benjamin Constant**
12. Animal – Sara Pascoe ****
13. Animal Farm – George Orwell
14. 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades – Thomas Frank
15. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – John Tiffany
16. The Wren-Boys – Carol Ann Duffy
17. The King of Christmas – Carol Ann Duffy
18. Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme – Molière* **
19. Art – Yasmina Reza* **
20. Christmas Days – Jeanette Winterson
21. En attendant Godot – Samuel Beckett* **
22. The Millstone – Margaret Drable
23. A Little Gay History – R. B. Parkinson
24. We Should All Be Feminists – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
25. L’École des Femmes – Molière* **
26. La Critique de l’Ecole des Femmes – Molière* **
27. Le Fanatisme Ou Mahomet Le Prophète – Voltaire* **
28. L’armée du salut – Abdellah Taïa

2017 – 36 books
1. L’enfant de sable – Tahar Ben Jelloun**
2. Waiting for Godot – Samuel Beckett*
3. Le Jeu de l’amour et du hasard – Pierre de Marivaux** *
4. The BFG – Roald Dahl
5. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit – Jeanette Winterson
6. Passion Play – Peter Nichols*
7. Trumpet – Jackie Kay
8. Roi se meurt – Eugène Ionesco* **
9. Les Bonnes – Jean Genet* **
10. سهرة مع أبي خليل القباني – سعد الله ونوس***
11. Hedda Gabler – Henrik Ibsen*
12. Doing It! – Hannah Witton
13. Le Cid – Pierre Corneille* **
14. Horace – Pierre Corneille* **
15. An Ideal Husband – Oscar Wilde*
16. Ubu Roi – Alfred Jarry* **
17. Germinie Lacerteux – Edmond de Goncourt**
18. Huis Clos – Jean-Paul Sartre** *
19. Ruy Blas – Victor Hugo** *
20. Le die du carnage – Yasmina Reza** *
21. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
22. Brooklyn – Colm Tóibín
23. The Crucible – Arthur Miller*
24. Doing Daily Battle – Fatema Mernissi
25. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe – Bejamin Alire Sáenz
26. Wilde Like Me – Louise Pentland
27. Bridget Jones’s Baby: The Diaries – Helen Fielding
28. Blood and Ice – Liz Lochhead*
29. The Secret History – Donna Tartt
30. L’armée du salut – Abdellah Taïa**
31. Ross Poldark – Winston Graham
32. Dinner – Moira Buffini*
33. Amsterdam – Ian McEwan
34. Turtles All the Way Down – John Green
35. The Official Highway Code – DVSA
36. Salvation Army – Abdellah Taïa

2018 – 29 books
1. My Mum Tracy Beaker – Jacqueline Wilson
2. No et Moi – Delphine de Vigan**
3. The Miniaturist – Jessie Burton
4. A Christmas Cornucopia – Mark Forsyth
5. The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
6. A Room with a View – E. M. Forster
7. Hard Times – Charles Dickens
8. Plum – Hollie McNish
9. The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt
10. I Am Heathcliffe – Kate Mosse
11. The Wolves of Willoughby Chase – Joan Aiken
12. The Power – Naomi Alderman
13. She of the Mountains – Vivek Shraya
14. Nutshell – Ian McEwan
15. Ctrl, Alt; Delete: How I Grew Up Online – Emma Gannon
16. Love Simon – Becky Albertalli
17. We Were Liars – E. Lockhart
18. Winnie the Pooh – A. A. Milne
19. The Light Burns Blue – Silva Semerciyan*
20. The Color Purple – Alice Walker
21. Elizabeth is Missing – Emma Healey
22. Anita and Me – Meera Syla
23. The Other Queen – Philippa Gregory
24. Little Moments of Love – Catana Chetwynd
25. Living and Dying on the Internet – Alex Day
26. Blue Stockings – Jessica Swale*
27. Yerma – Federico García Lorca*
28. The Guilty Feminist – Deborah Frances-White
29. The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas

2019 – 33 books
1. The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold
2. A Little Love Song – Michelle Magorian
3. Boudica – Tristan Bernays*
4. Love in a Cold Climate – Nancy Mitford
5. Wilfred and Eileen – Jonathan Smith
6. Feminists Don’t Wear Pink – Scarlett Curtis
7. Marketing Cookbook for Translators – Tess Whitty
8. The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt
9. All That She Can See – Carrie Hope Fletcher
10. The Sawbones Book – Justin McElroy
11. Maurice – E. M. Forster
12. The Little Book of Social Media Marketing for Translators – Nic Adams
13. Surfacing – Margaret Atwood
14. Harry Potter – A History of Magic – The British Library
15. Love in the Time of Cholera – Gabriel García Márquez
16. Halifax and Titantic – John Boileau
17. Marketing Tips for Translators – Tess Whitty
18. Labyrinth – Kate Mosse
19. Sex Power Money – Sara Pascoe ****
20. The Last Tudor – Philippa Gregory
21. Secrets of Six-Figure Translators – Oana Maria Sofronov
22. The Testaments – Margaret Atwood
23. Anne of Green Gables – L. M. Montgomery
24. The Son of a Duck is a Floater – Primrose Arnander
25. The Cuckoo’s Calling – Robert Galbraith
26. Orange is the New Black – Piper Kerman
27. Codename Villanelle – Luke Jennings
28. The Casual Vacancy – J. K. Rowling
29. The Silkworm – Robert Galbraith
30. Looking for Alaska – John Green
31. A Game of Thrones – George R. R. Martin
32. Northern Lights – Philip Pullman

2020
1. The Translator – Nina Schuyler
2. A Clash of Kings – George R. R. Martin
3. The Hormone Diaries – Hannah Witton
4. Convenience Store Woman – Sayaka Murata
5. The Five – Hallie Rubenhold
6. An Absolutely Remarkable Thing – Hank Green
7. The Sign of the Four – Arthur Conan Doyle
8. Queenie – Candice Carty-Williams
9. Flesh and Blood – Stephen McGann
10. A Storm of Swords: Steel and Snow – George R. R. Martin
11. Writing: The Story of Alphabets and Scripts – Georges Jean
12. The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul – Deborah Rodriguez
13. No One is Too Small to Make a Difference – Greta Thunberg
14. A Storm of Swords: Blood and Gold – George R. R. Martin
15. Normal People – Sally Rooney
16. Tales of Beedle the Bard – J. K. Rowling ****
17. Animal – Sara Pascoe ****

Obviously I will be updating this list as I read more!

* A play
** In French
*** In Arabic
**** Audiobook

Published by verityroat

Verity Roat BA CANTAB MA TRANSLATION CIOL Career Associate is a UK-based Arabic and French > English translator, Copy-writer, Copy-editor, Transcriber, Role-player & Tutor.

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