Enough Books for a Library

Despite not really being much of a reader, in the past two months I’ve spent nearly £100 on books.

I estimated earlier on both Facebook and Twitter that I had around 50 books. Having just counted them, my estimate was some way off.

Using an iPad means I have a few ways to access e-books; Apple’s own iStore and Amazon’s Kindle. They both have cheap books and at Christmas Amazon normally have a lot of books available at low prices; and even though I’m not really a reader that didn’t stop me buying more and more books.

I have ‘real’ books too, a few shelves of them in fact, mostly recent autobiographies or books about film.

Now that I’ve counted both the e-books and the real ones, I know I have 116 books. That figure counts the complete works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the complete Wizard of Oz series as one each, therefore in reality I have a lot more but I’m happy to stick with 116, as that’s more than enough to think about.

Long time readers or friends will know that I am currently unemployed by choice, a state that will remain constant for some time yet, I had started planning a trip to Scotland for June but it got too big and expensive so I’ve shelved that again.

All of which leaves me with a pretty empty month; I have a walk on Saturday, a trip to Manchester on Sunday and later in the month a theatre visit and a trip to Alton Towers, but that’s it. So I’ve decided that June 2013 will be a month of reading. I shall update the blog as and when I get through a book.

If you are interested this is the list of books I have, in author order as that seemed simplest!

# Title Author(s)
1 Little Women Alcott, Louisa May
2 Band of Brothers (re-read) Ambrose, Stephen
3 Devil’s Garden Atkins, Ace
4 Entirely Up to You, Darling Attenborough, Richard
5 Pride & Prejudice Austen, Jane
6 Going to Sea in a Sieve Baker, Danny
7 No Time Left Baldacci, David
8 Poems for Love Barber, Laura
9 Sense of an Ending Barnes, Julian
10 Complete Wizard of Oz Collection, The Baum, L. Frank
11 King Vidor Baxter, John
12 Beatles Anthology, The Beatles, The
13 Songs of Innocence and Experience Blake, William
14 Absolutist, The Boyne, John
15 Wuthering Heights Bronte, Emily
16 Search for Charlie Chaplin, The Brownlow, Kevin
17 My Autobiography Chaplin, Charles
18 Perks of Being a Wallflower Chobsky, Stephen
19 Alchemist, The Coelho, Paulo
20 Ten Little Aliens Cole, Stephen
21 Pirate Latitudes Crichton, Michael
22 Timeline (re-read) Crichton, Michael
23 Micro Crichton, Michael
24 How to Win TV Quiz Shoes de Mooi, CJ
25 Falling Star Dempsey, Diana
26 Great Expectations Dickens, Charles
27 Oliver Twist Dickens, Charles
28 Tale of Two Cities, A Dickens, Charles
29 Room Donoghue, Emma
30 Complete Works Doyle, Arthur Conan
31 In Search of the Third Man Drazin, Charles
32 Visit From the Goon Squad Egan, Jennifer
33 Eden Prescription, The Evers, Ethan
34 Bossypants Fey, Tina
35 Eyre Affair, The (re-read) Fforde, Jasper
36 Big Over Easy, The Fforde, Jasper
37 One of Our Thursdays Is Missing Fforde, Jasper
38 Well of Lost Plots, The Fforde, Jasper
39 First Among Sequels Fforde, Jasper
40 Last Dragon Slayer Fforde, Jasper
41 Lost in a Good Book (re-read) Fforde, Jasper
42 Something Rotten Fforde, Jasper
43 Time and Again Finney, Jack
44 Live and Let Die Fleming, Ian
45 Moonraker Fleming, Ian
46 Diamonds are Forever Fleming, Ian
47 From Russian with Love Fleming, Ian
48 Dr. No Fleming, Ian
49 Goldfinger Fleming, Ian
50 For Your Eyes Only Fleming, Ian
51 Thunderball Fleming, Ian
52 Spy Who Loved Me, The Fleming, Ian
53 On Her Majesty’s Secret Service Fleming, Ian
54 You Only Live Twice Fleming, Ian
55 Man With The Golden Gun, The Fleming, Ian
56 Octopussy Fleming, Ian
57 Casino Royale Fleming, Ian
58 Doomsday Book Francis, Connie
59 Fire Watch (re-read) Francis, Connie
60 To Say Nothing of the Dog (re-read) Francis, Connie
61 Girl Who Came Home, The Gaynor, Hazel
62 Over the Edge: Death in Grand Canyon Ghiglieri, Michael P. / Myers, Thomas M.
63 Truth About the Titanic Gracie, Archibald
64 Theodor Boone Grisham, John
65 Lost London Guard, Richard
66 Cockney Girl Haber, Gilda Moss
67 Red House, The Haddon, Mark
68 Is It Just Me? Hart, Miranda
69 Day I Died, The Hewitt, LG
70 God is Not Great Hitchens, Christopher
71 Hundred-Year-Old Man, The Jonasson, Jonas
72 The Tent, The Bucket and Me Kennedy, Emma
73 On The Road Kerouc, Jack
74 Jungle Book, The Kipling, Rudyard
75 Letters from the Trenches Lamin, Bill
76 Black Out Lawton, John
77 Film Critic: A Decade Behind the Scenes Legel, Laremy
78 Keystone: The Life and Clowns of Mack Sennett Louvish, Simon
79 Life of Pi (re-read) Martel, Yann
80 Guv’nor, The McLean, Lenny
81 Grey Man, The McNab, Andy
82 Backstory Mitchell, David
83 Cloud Atlas Mitchell, David
84 Redbreast, The Nesbo, Jo
85 Silent Comedy Paul Merton
86 Cool Hand Luke Pearce, Donn
87 127 Hours Ralston, Aron
88 Vanishing Point Ramsay, Danielle
89 Broken Silence Ramsay, Danielle
90 King of the World Remnick, David
91 Life Too Short: The Tradgedy of Robert Enke, A Reng, Ronald
92 Hawthron & Child Ridgway, Keith
93 What the F*** Did I Do Last Night? Rivron, Roland
94 Chaplin: His Life and Art Robinson, David
95 Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective Rondeau, James / Wagstaff, Sheena
96 Rosie’s War: An English Woman’s Escape Say, Rosemary / Holland, Noel
97 Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare, William
98 Frankenstein Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
99 Dig, The Siemsen, Michael
100 Autobiograhy, The Sladen, Elisabeth
101 Henry: Virtuous Prince Starkey, Richard
102 Broadmoor Revealed Stevens, Mark
103 Treasure Island Stevenson, Robert Louis
104 Dracula Stoker, Bram
105 Art of War, The Sun Tzu
106 Gulliver’s Travels Swift, Jonathan
107 Bedsit Disco Queen Thorn, Tracey
108 Voices from the Titanic Tibballs, Geoff
109 Hobbit, The Tolkien, JRR
110 Famous: 1914-1918 Van Emden, Richard / Piuk, Victor
111 Catch Your Death Voss, Louise / Edwards, Mark
112 Camp David Walliams, David
113 My Time Wiggins, Bradley
114 Deadfolk Williams, Charlie
115 Inimitable Jeeves, The Wodehouse, PG
116 Titanic Young, Filson