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Books read 2007

Following in the footsteps of several of my flist (in particular caffyolay) I decided to do, unofficially, the '50 books in a year challenge. And on the first of each month I have been posting the books read in the previous month and keeping a tally.

I was more than a little surprised to see today, when I came to look at the final, final amount, that I have read 133 books this year. Whether this is 'normal', I don't know, as this is the first time I've kept a list. However, I don't feel as though I've read a vast amount more or less than I normally do, thus I assume it must be somewhere in this region.

The vast amount of the books are detective fiction of one type of another and mostly the most 'cosy' mystery. And it's fair to say that a lot of the books are 'easy' reads; there have been very few challenging books, hence that will be one reasons for the high number. Nonetheless, reading is about enjoyment, and I've certainly enjoyed the majority of the books I have read this year. Some have been re-reads and a lot will certainly be re-read (or even re-re-re-read *g*), with only a handful already consigned to the 'out in-one-form-or-another' box.

The fewest books I read in a month was eight; the most fourteen; the average number eleven.

Whether I'll keep track in 2008, I've yet to decide.

However, if anyone is interested, behind the cut are the books listed by month.


Crime For Christmas (Short stories) - Edited by Richard Dalby (278 pages)
The Other Side Of The Dale - Gervase Phinn (276 pages)
Over Hill Over Dale - Gervase Phinn (340 pages)
Head Over Heals In The Dales - Gervase Phinn (321 pages)
Up And Down In The Dales - Gervase Phinn (341 pages)
Crewel World - Monica Ferris (243 pages)
Framed In Lace - Monica Ferris (243 pages)
The Dead Of Jerico - Colin Dexter (224 pages)


A Stitch In Time - Monica Ferris (245 pages)
Unravelled Sleeve - Monica Ferris (243 pages)
A Murderous Yarn - Monica Ferris (243 pages)
Hanging By A Thread - Monica Ferris (263 pages)
Cutwork - Monica Ferris (258 pages)
Crewel Yule - Monica Ferris (240 pages)
Embroidered Truths - Monica Ferris (273 pages)
Shopaholic And Baby - Sophie Kinsella (364 pages)
The Riddle Of The Third Mile - Colin Dexter (224 pages)
The Secret Of Annex 3 - Colin Dexter (218 pages)
On What Grounds - Cleo Coyle (270 pages)

MARCH (10)

The Sins Of The Fathers - Lawrence Block (182 pages)
The Undomestic Goddess - Sophie Kinsella (416 pages)
Can You Keep A Secret? - Sophie Kinsella (364 pages)
Through The Grinder - Cleo Coyle (270 pages)
Latte Trouble - Cleo Coyle (236 pages)
The Secret Hangman - Peter Lovesey (316 pages)
Murder Most Frothy - Cleo Coyle (247 pages)
The Children Of Men - P. D. James (239 pages)
Time To Murder And Create - Lawrence Block (170 pages)
In The Midst Of Death - Lawrence Block (184 pages)

APRIL (11)

The Wench Is Dead - Colin Dexter
A Stab In The Dark - Lawrence Block
If Only They Could Talk - James Herriot
It Shouldn't Happen to A Vet- James Herriot
Let Sleeping Vets Lie - James Herriot
Vet In Harness- James Herriot
Love Lies Bleeding - Edmund Crispin
Vets Might Fly - James Herriot
Vet In A Spin - James Herriot
The Lord God Made Them All - James Herriot
Quartet In Autumn - Barbara Pym

MAY (11)

Highland Fling - Katie Fforde
Sit, Slay, Stay - Linda O Johnston
A Hopeless Romantic - Harriet Evans
Murder Uncorked - Michel Scott
The Jewel That Was Ours - Colin Dexter
Nothing To Fear But Ferrets - Linda O Johnston
Life Skills - Kate Fforde
The Unadulterated Cat - Terry Prachett
Knitting Under The Influence - Claire LaZebnik
Fine Feathered Death - Linda O Johnston
Miaw Is For Murder - Linda O Johnston

JUNE (8)

Divas Don't Knit - Gil McNeil
Death Under The Dryer - Simon Brett
A Cat Called Birmingham - Chris Pascoe
Never The Bride - Paul Magrs
An English Murder - Cyril Hare
Dead And Dongone - Susan Conant
The Friday Night Knitting Club - Kate Jacobs

JULY (12)

A Bite Of Death - Susan Conant
Bad News For McEnroe - Bill Scanlon
The Rivals: Chris Evert vs. Martina Navratilova - Johnette Howard
The Cat Who Had 60 Whiskers - Lillian Jackson Braun
The Decaffeinated Corpse - Cleo Coyle
Sins And Needles - Monica Ferris
The False Hearted Teddy - John J. Lamb
Paws Before Dying - Susan Conant
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows - J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone - J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter And The Camber Of Secrets - J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban - J. K. Rowling


Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire - J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix - J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince - J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows - J. K. Rowling
Bloodlines - Susan Conant
Three Toed Pussy - W. J. Burley
A Pedigree To Die For - Laurien Berenson
Cast In Order Of Disappearance - Simon Brett


Gone To The Dogs - Susan Conant
So Much Blood - Simon Brett
Star Trap - Simon Brett
A Comedian Dies - Simon Brett
Ruffly Speaking - Susan Conant
Tales Of The City - Armistead Maupin
The Dead Side Of The Mike - Simon Brett
Situation Tragedy - Simon Brett
The False Inspector Drew - Peter Lovesey
To Kill A Cat - W. J. Burley
Coffin, Scarcely Used - Colin Watson


Murder Unprompted - Simon Brett
Murder In The Title - Simon Brett
Not Dead Only Resting - Simon Brett
Dead Giveaway - Simon Brett
The Ghost - Robert Harris
What Bloody Man Is That? - Simon Brett
A Series Of Murders - Simon Brett
Corporate Bodies - Simon Brett
A Reconstructed Corpse - Simon Brett
Sicken And So Die - Simon Brett
Dead Room Farce - Simon Brett
Making Money - Terry Pratchett
Dog Eat Dog - Laurien Berenson
Underdog- Laurien Berenson


Hair Of The Dog - Laurien Berenson
Watchdog- Laurien Berenson
Hush Puppy - Laurien Berenson
Act of Roger Murgatroyd - Gilbert Adair
Unleashed - Laurien Berenson
A Mysterious Affair Of Style - Gilbert Adair
Once Bitten - Laurien Berenson
Hog Dog - Laurien Berenson
Best In Show - Laurien Berenson
The Craft Teddy - John J. Lamb
Jingle Bell Bark - Laurien Berenson
Raining Cats And Dogs - Laurien Berenson
Chow Down - Laurien Berenson


Only You Can Save Mankind - Terry Pratchett
The Flight Of The Iguana - Linda O Jonhnstone
Johnny And The Dead - Terry Pratchett
String Of Lies - Mary Ellen Hughes
Johnny And The Bomb - Terry Pratchett
One Hot Country Summer - Rebecca Shaw
Truckers - Terry Pratchett
Diggers - Terry Pratchett
Wings - - Terry Pratchett
Hercule Poirot's Christmas - Agatha Christie
The Adventure Of The Christmas Pudding - Agatha Christie
Skipping Christmas - John Grisham
The Cat Who Could Read Backwards - Lillian Jackson Braun
The Cat Who Ate Danish Modern - Lillian Jackson Braun

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