Book List

My bedtime reading, from 2013 to the present!

2018
  1. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens*
  2. Miss Happiness and Miss Flower by Rumer Godden
  3. A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond*
  4. Village Affairs by Miss Read 
  5. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
  6. The Importance of Being Seven by Alexander McCall Smith 
  7. Blandings Castle by P. G. Wodehouse* 
  8. Highland Fling by Nancy Mitford 
  9. The Provincial Lady in London by E. M. Delafield
  10. The Snowstorm by Beryl Netherclift* 
  11. Summer Half by Angela Thirkell 
  12. The Saturdays by Elizabeth Enright*
  13. The Mummy Case by Elizabeth Peters*
  14. Anne of the Island by L. M. Montgomery
  15. Borrower of the Night by Elizabeth Peters*
  16. The Camelot Caper by Elizabeth Peters*
2017
  1. Everard's Ride by Diana Wynne Jones*
  2. High Rising by Angela Thirkell
  3. The Serial Garden by Joan Aiken
  4. Pomfret Towers by Angela Thirkell 
  5. Full Moon by P. G. Wodehouse
  6. Winnie-the-Pooh Meets the Queen by Jane Riordan
  7. Old Bear Stories by Jane Hissey 
  8. The Clockwork Sparrow by Katherine Woodfine 
  9. The Unbearable Lightness of Scones by Alexander McCall Smith 
  10. No School To-Morrow by Margaret Ashmun
  11. Diary of a Provincial Lady by E. M. Delafield 
  12. Heavy Weather by P. G. Wodehouse* 
  13. Farther Afield by Miss Read 
  14. The Story of Freginald by Walter R. Brooks 
  15. I Go by Sea, I Go by Land by P. L. Travers
  16. Emily's Quest by L. M. Montgomery 
  17. The Sea King's Daughter by Barbara Michaels*
  18. Here I Stay by Barbara Michaels*
  19. Search the Shadows by Barbara Michaels*
  20. Christmas at High Rising by Angela Thirkell
  21. Rumpole's Christmas by John Mortimer*
  22. Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas by Russell Hoban
  23. The Fairy Doll by Rumer Godden
2016
  1. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens*
  2. Houses of Stone by Barbara Michaels*
  3. Emily of New Moon by L. M. Montgomery*
  4. Love Over Scotland by Alexander McCall Smith
  5. Newt's Emerald by Garth Nix 
  6. Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne*
  7. The House at Pooh Corner by A. A. Milne* 
  8. Emma: A Modern Retelling by Alexander McCall Smith
  9. Wild Strawberries by Angela Thirkell
  10. Seacrow Island by Astrid Lindgren
  11. Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters*
  12. Summer Lightning by P. G. Wodehouse*
  13. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J. K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne 
  14. Curse of the Pharaohs by Elizabeth Peters*
  15. Linnets and Valerians by Elizabeth Goudge
  16. The World According to Bertie by Alexander McCall Smith 
  17. Tyler's Row by Miss Read 
  18. Treasure at Green Knowe by L. M. Boston 
  19. Emily Climbs by L. M. Montgomery* 
  20. Freddy Goes to the North Pole by Walter R. Brooks 
  21. Letters from Father Christmas by J. R. R. Tolkien*
2015
  1. Trojan Gold by Elizabeth Peters*
  2. A Long Fatal Love Chase by Louisa May Alcott 
  3. Loretta Mason Potts by Mary Chase
  4. The Female Detective by Andrew Forrester 
  5. The Islands of Chaldea by Diana Wynne Jones and Ursula Jones 
  6. Jane Austen Cover to Cover by Margaret C. Sullivan
  7. Espresso Tales by Alexander McCall Smith
  8. The Two Mrs. Abbotts by D. E. Stevenson 
  9. Beauty by Robin McKinley* 
  10. Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens by J. M. Barrie 
  11. Courtship and Curses by Marissa Doyle 
  12. The Inimitable Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
  13. Freddy the Detective by Walter R. Brooks
  14. Vanish With the Rose by Barbara Michaels*
  15. The Ghost and Mrs. Muir by R. A. Dick 
  16. Bright Island by Mabel L. Robinson 
  17. Fairacre Festival by Miss Read
  18. The Secret Woman by Victoria Holt 
  19. Just-So Stories by Rudyard Kipling 
  20. Wait for What Will Come by Barbara Michaels*
  21. Uncle Fred in the Springtime by P. G. Wodehouse* 
  22. Letters from Father Christmas by J. R. R. Tolkien*

2014
  1. The Wind on the Moon by Eric Linklater
  2. Nine Coaches Waiting by Mary Stewart 
  3. The Victorian Fairy Tale Book, edited by Michael Patrick Hearn 
  4. The Star of Kazan by Eva Ibbotson
  5. The Perilous Gard by Elizabeth Marie Pope 
  6. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame*
  7. An Enemy at Green Knowe by L. M. Boston
  8. Rewards and Fairies by Rudyard Kipling
  9. Humorous American Short Stories, edited by Bob Blaisdell 
  10. Pearls, Girls, and Monty Bodkin by P. G. Wodehouse 
  11. Some Experiences of An Irish R. M. by E. O. Somerville and Martin Ross 
  12. Miss Buncle Married by D. E. Stevenson 
  13. Freddy Goes to Florida by Walter R. Brooks 
  14. Something Fresh by P. G. Wodehouse*
  15. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson 
  16. Artists in Crime by Ngaio Marsh
  17. Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome 
  18. Leave it to Psmith by P. G. Wodehouse* 
  19. The Pig Did It by Joseph Caldwell 
  20. The Time of the Hunter's Moon by Victoria Holt 
  21. A Castle of Bone by Penelope Farmer 
  22. Fire and Hemlock by Diana Wynne Jones 
  23. Queen Lucia by E. F. Benson
  24. The House Without the Door by Elizabeth Daly
  25. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott* 
  26. Fairest by Gail Carson Levine

2013
  1. Reflections on the Magic of Writing by Diana Wynne Jones
  2. Cinderella  by C. S. Evans, illustrated by Arthur Rackham 
  3. The Sleeping Beauty by C. S. Evans, illustrated by Arthur Rackham
  4. Sons of the Wolf by Barbara Michaels 
  5. The Art of Procrastination by John Perry 
  6. Thoughtful Alphabets: The Just Dessert and The Deadly Blotter by Edward Gorey
  7. Deader Homes and Gardens by Joan Hess
  8. Coffee at Luke's: An Unauthorized Gilmore Girls Gabfest, edited by Jennifer Cruise
  9. Miss Buncle's Book by D. E. Stevenson
  10. The Dancing Floor by Barbara Michaels 
  11. Service With a Smile by P. G. Wodehouse 
  12. The Golden Ball and Other Stories by Agatha Christie 
  13. Rose Cottage by Mary Stewart 
  14. The Children of Green Knowe by L. M. Boston 
  15. The Grand Tour: Around the World with the Queen of Mystery, edited by Matthew Prichard 
  16. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling*
  17. Nothing Can Rescue Me by Elizabeth Daly 
  18. The Rescuers by Margery Sharp 
  19. 44 Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith 
  20. Puck of Pook's Hill by Rudyard Kipling
  21. The Laughter of Dead Kings by Elizabeth Peters*
  22. Once on a Time by A. A. Milne
  23. A Conventional Corpse by Joan Hess
  24. Rumpole and the Angel of Death by John Mortimer 
  25. Naked Once More by Elizabeth Peters 
  26. Other Worlds by Barbara Michaels 
  27. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett 
  28. Jerusalem Inn by Martha Grimes
  29. Letters from Father Christmas by J. R. R. Tolkien 
  30. Kings and Queens by Eleanor and Herbert Farjeon