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Author Title († = Read a long time ago) Category Rating Date Added
Martin Amis London Fields Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read None
Martin Amis Money Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read None
Ivo Andrić The Bridge over the Drina Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read 2019-08-21
John Ardagh Germany and the Germans Miscellaneous Rating: 4 - A top read 2010-09-15
Simon Armitage Walking Home Miscellaneous Rating: 4 - A top read 2012-10-09
Peter Atkins The Periodic Kingdom Science Rating: 4 - A top read None
Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read None
Hans Christian von Baeyer Information: The New Language of Science Science Rating: 4 - A top read 2006-04-17
Beryl Bainbridge The Bottle Factory Outing Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read None
John Banville Doctor Copernicus Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read 2009-01-07
Julian Barnes A History of the World in 10½ Chapters Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read None
Julian Barnes Before She Met Me Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read None
Julian Barnes Keeping an Eye Open Miscellaneous Rating: 4 - A top read 2015-08-22
Julian Barnes Levels of Life Miscellaneous Rating: 4 - A top read 2013-04-20
Julian Barnes Metroland Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read None
Julian Barnes Nothing to be Frightened of Miscellaneous Rating: 4 - A top read 2009-07-06
Julian Barnes The Sense of an Ending Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read 2012-12-26
Alan Bennett Untold Stories Biography Rating: 4 - A top read 2006-03-09
Thomas Bernhard Auslöschung (Extinction) Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read 2009-09-07
Thomas Bernhard Beton (Concrete) Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read 2009-09-07
Thomas Bernhard Korrektur (Correction) Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read 2009-09-04
Thomas Bernhard Wittgensteins Neffe (Wittgenstein's Nephew) Biography Rating: 4 - A top read 2009-09-06
Jorge Luís Borges Fictions Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read 2006-07-08
Hermann Broch Die Schlafwandler, Part 2: Esch oder die Anarchie Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read 2010-03-29
Craig Brown One on One Miscellaneous Rating: 4 - A top read 2016-07-03
Craig Brown One Two Three Four: The Beatles in Time Music Rating: 4 - A top read 2020-07-14
Bill Bryson Notes from a Big Country Miscellaneous Rating: 4 - A top read 2019-07-07
Bill Bryson Notes from a Small Island Miscellaneous Rating: 4 - A top read 2019-06-15
Mikhail Bulgakov The Master and Margarita Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read None
Albert Camus L'étranger (The Outsider) Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read 2009-08-26
Albert Camus La Peste (The Plague) Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read 2009-08-25
Truman Capote Breakfast at Tiffany's Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read 2005-08-01
John Carey The Unexpected Professor Biography Rating: 4 - A top read 2017-10-08
Raymond Carver Cathedral Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read 2019-11-04
Raymond Carver Elephant Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read None
Arthur Conan Doyle The Hound of the Baskervilles Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read 2012-05-09
Joseph Conrad An Outpost of Progress Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read 2014-08-31
Joseph Conrad Heart of Darkness Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read 2018-11-18
Joseph Conrad Lord Jim Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read 2012-06-25
Joseph Conrad The Duel Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read 2014-08-31
Joseph Conrad The Nigger of the "Narcissus" Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read 2014-05-25
Joseph Conrad The Secret Sharer Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read 2014-08-31
Wendy Cope Life, Love and the Archers Miscellaneous Rating: 4 - A top read 2015-09-01
Richard Davenport-Hines Auden Biography Rating: 4 - A top read 2004-05-06
Norman Davies Europe: A History History Rating: 4 - A top read None
Joseph A Debono and Caroline Muscat (editors) Invicta: The Life and Work of Daphne Caruana Galizia Miscellaneous Rating: 4 - A top read 2018-04-08
Charles Dickens Great Expectations Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read 2003-07-04
Denis Diderot Le Rêve de D'Alembert (The Dream of D'Alembert) Miscellaneous Rating: 4 - A top read 2011-03-05
Norman Doidge The Brain that Changes Itself Science Rating: 4 - A top read 2009-01-25
Fyodor Dostoyevsky Crime and Punishment Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read 2004-10-03
Edward Dusinberre Beethoven for a Later Age Music Rating: 4 - A top read 2017-01-22
Barbara Ehrenreich Smile or Die Miscellaneous Rating: 4 - A top read 2010-12-29
Matthew Engel Eleven Minutes Late: A Train Journey to the Soul of Britain Miscellaneous Rating: 4 - A top read 2018-09-30
Daniel Everett Don't Sleep, There are Snakes Miscellaneous Rating: 4 - A top read 2017-01-08
Graham Farmelo The Strangest Man: The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Quantum Genius Biography Rating: 4 - A top read 2009-10-04
James Fenton An Introduction to English Poetry Miscellaneous Rating: 4 - A top read 2012-04-16
James Fenton The Strength of Poetry Miscellaneous Rating: 4 - A top read 2015-07-26
Richard P Feynman The Character of Physical Law Science Rating: 4 - A top read 2010-09-14
E M Forster A Passage to India Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read None
E M Forster The Longest Journey Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read 2013-11-29
Max Frisch Homo Faber Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read 2019-10-06
John Kenneth Galbraith The Affluent Society Miscellaneous Rating: 4 - A top read None
André Gide L'immoraliste Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read 2004-12-04
André Gide La Porte Etroite (Strait is the Gate) Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read 2009-08-25
André Gide Les Caves du Vatican (The Vatican Cellars) Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read 2009-08-25
Robert Gittings The Older Hardy Biography Rating: 4 - A top read None
Robert Gittings Young Thomas Hardy Biography Rating: 4 - A top read None
Peter Godfrey-Smith Other Minds Science Rating: 4 - A top read 2018-05-30
Will Gompertz What Are You Looking At? Miscellaneous Rating: 4 - A top read 2017-03-26
Robert Graves Goodbye to All That Biography Rating: 4 - A top read 2007-08-19
Graham Greene Monsignor Quixote Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read 2017-05-15
Amit Gupta The Self-Aware Universe Science Rating: 4 - A top read 2006-12-08
Jonathan Haidt The Happiness Hypothesis Science Rating: 4 - A top read 2008-03-05
Duncan Hamilton The Great Romantic: Cricket and the Golden Age of Neville Cardus Biography Rating: 4 - A top read 2019-12-27
Thomas Hardy The Mayor of Casterbridge Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read None
Nick Herbert Quantum Reality Science Rating: 4 - A top read 2004-08-27
Hermann Hesse Der Steppenwolf Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read 2013-04-14
Roger Highfield / Paul Carter The Private Lives of Albert Einstein Biography Rating: 4 - A top read 2004-05-06
Eric Hobsbawm The Age of Capital 1848-1875 History Rating: 4 - A top read 2004-07-29
Eric Hobsbawm The Age of Revolution 1789-1848 History Rating: 4 - A top read 2010-09-14
Henkjan Honing Aap Slaat Maat (The Evolving Animal Orchestra) Science Rating: 4 - A top read 2020-01-31
W G Hoskins The Making of the English Landscape History Rating: 4 - A top read 2010-09-14
John Humphrys Devil's Advocate Miscellaneous Rating: 4 - A top read 2010-09-15
Aldous Huxley The Doors of Perception/Heaven and Hell Miscellaneous Rating: 4 - A top read 2007-03-12
Christopher Isherwood Goodbye to Berlin Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read 2013-12-27
Kazuo Ishiguro The Remains of the Day Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read None
George Johnson Fire in the Mind Science Rating: 4 - A top read 2005-01-11
Samuel Johnson Selected Essays (Penguin) Miscellaneous Rating: 4 - A top read 2014-04-26
Franz Kafka Brief an den Vater (Letter to Father) Biography Rating: 4 - A top read 2015-09-22
Franz Kafka Der Proceß (The Trial) Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read 2009-08-26
Franz Kafka Die Verwandlung (The Metamorphosis) Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read 2013-01-21
Paul Kingsnorth Beast Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read 2018-02-11
Milan Kundera Immortality Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read 2009-08-25
Milan Kundera L'art du roman (The Art of the Novel) Miscellaneous Rating: 4 - A top read 2009-10-12
Milan Kundera La Lenteur (Slowness) Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read None
Milan Kundera Testaments Betrayed Miscellaneous Rating: 4 - A top read None
Howard I Kushner A Cursing Brain? Science Rating: 4 - A top read 2015-04-19
Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa The Leopard Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read 2004-05-27
Philip Larkin Jill Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read None
Laurie Lee I Can't Stay Long Biography Rating: 4 - A top read 2019-04-17
Penelope Lively Moon Tiger Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read 2007-12-15
Penelope Lively Oleander, Jacaranda Biography Rating: 4 - A top read 2007-12-29
Penelope Lively The Road to Lichfield Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read 2015-09-14
David Lodge Author, Author Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read 2008-06-07
David Lodge Changing Places Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read None
David Lodge Nice Work Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read 2005-01-03
David Lodge Paradise News Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read 2013-09-27
David Lodge Small World Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read 2011-02-12
David Lodge Therapy Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read 2005-08-17
David Lodge Thinks... Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read 2007-04-18
Ben Macintyre A Spy Among Friends Miscellaneous Rating: 4 - A top read 2016-01-05
Yann Martel Life of Pi Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read 2020-08-23
Guy de Maupassant Selected Short Stories (Hodder and Stoughton) Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read 2018-10-07
Ian McEwan The Cement Garden Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read None
Robert Menasse Die Hauptstadt (The Capital City) Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read 2017-10-09
Michael Morgan The Space Between Our Ears: How the Mind Represents Visual Space Science Rating: 4 - A top read 2006-07-14
Iris Murdoch The Bell Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read None
Robert Musil Die Verwirrungen des Zöglings Törless (The Confusions of Young Törless) Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read 2013-04-14
Nescio (JHF Grönloh) Titaantjes (Young Titans) Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read 2019-01-05
John Julius Norwich Byzantium: The Early Centuries History Rating: 4 - A top read 2010-09-14
Patrick O'Brian Master and Commander Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read 2017-09-17
Redmond O'Hanlon Congo Journey Miscellaneous Rating: 4 - A top read 2010-09-15
Redmond O'Hanlon In Trouble Again Miscellaneous Rating: 4 - A top read 2014-12-20
Redmond O'Hanlon Into the Heart of Borneo Miscellaneous Rating: 4 - A top read 2010-09-15
Heinz R Pagels The Cosmic Code Science Rating: 4 - A top read 2004-08-16
Michael Palin Diaries 1969-79: The Python Years Biography Rating: 4 - A top read 2019-08-21
Chris and Helen Pellant Geological Structures: An Introductory Field Guide Science Rating: 4 - A top read 2017-08-03
Susan Pockett The Nature of Consciousness: A Hypothesis Science Rating: 4 - A top read 2008-06-29
Francis Pryor The Fens History Rating: 4 - A top read 2020-03-19
Dean Radin The Conscious Universe Science Rating: 4 - A top read 2006-01-02
V S Ramachandran Phantoms in the Brain Science Rating: 4 - A top read 2006-10-14
Anna Regeniter Ein Jahr in London (A Year in London) Biography Rating: 4 - A top read 2017-10-17
Byron Rogers The Man Who Went Into the West: The Life of of R S Thomas Biography Rating: 4 - A top read 2007-11-27
Joseph Roth April Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read 2013-02-13
Joseph Roth Die Flucht ohne Ende (Flight Without End) Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read 2013-04-13
Joseph Roth Die Legende vom heiligen Trinker (The Legend of the Holy Drinker) Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read 2013-01-27
Joseph Roth Hiob (Job) Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read 2013-03-09
Joseph Roth Radetzkymarsch (The Radetzky March) Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read 2013-09-21
Rudi Rotthier The Fetish Room Biography Rating: 4 - A top read 2014-10-27
Arundhati Roy The God of Small Things Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read 2005-05-28
John Ruskin Selected Writings (Penguin) Miscellaneous Rating: 4 - A top read None
Bertrand Russell History of Western Philosophy Miscellaneous Rating: 4 - A top read 2010-09-14
Oliver Sacks An Anthropologist on Mars Science Rating: 4 - A top read 2005-07-12
Oliver Sacks Musicophilia Science Rating: 4 - A top read 2008-01-26
Oliver Sacks The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat Science Rating: 4 - A top read 2005-05-14
Oliver Sacks Uncle Tungsten Biography Rating: 4 - A top read 2007-04-14
Jean-Paul Sartre La Nausée (Nausea) Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read 2013-01-21
Jean-Paul Sartre Les Mots (Words) Biography Rating: 4 - A top read 2013-02-23
Erwin Schrödinger Meine Weltansicht (My View of the World) Miscellaneous Rating: 4 - A top read 2011-11-21
Erwin Schrödinger What is Life? / Mind and Matter / Autobiographical Sketches Science Rating: 4 - A top read 2008-03-27
Rupert Sheldrake The Science Delusion Science Rating: 4 - A top read 2012-03-05
Rupert Sheldrake The Sense of Being Stared At Science Rating: 4 - A top read 2005-05-14
Neil Shubin Your Inner Fish Science Rating: 4 - A top read 2009-06-26
C P Snow The Search Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read 2009-04-21
F Springer (Carel Jan Schneider) Schimmen rond de Parula (The Ghosts of Parula) Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read 2019-05-06
L Dudley Stamp Britain's Structure and Scenery Science Rating: 4 - A top read 2005-03-25
John Steinbeck Of Mice and Men Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read 2013-03-20
Laurence Sterne Tristram Shandy Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read None
Ian Stewart Does God Play Dice? Science Rating: 4 - A top read None
Ian Stewart Life's Other Secret Science Rating: 4 - A top read None
JWN Sullivan Beethoven: His Spiritual Development Biography Rating: 4 - A top read 2004-10-03
Carlo Bonini, Manuel Delia, John Sweeney Murder on the Malta Express Miscellaneous Rating: 4 - A top read 2020-02-09
Graham Swift Last Orders Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read None
Graham Swift The Light of Day Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read 2003-07-26
Graham Swift Waterland Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read None
Keith Thomas Man and the Natural World History Rating: 4 - A top read 2005-11-06
Leo Tolstoy Anna Karenina Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read 2004-02-17
Leo Tolstoy Happy Ever After Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read 2011-04-29
Leo Tolstoy The Cossacks Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read 2011-04-29
Leo Tolstoy The Death of Ivan Ilyich Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read 2011-04-29
Leo Tolstoy War and Peace Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read 2004-02-17
Nicholas Tomalin and Ron Hall The Strange Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst Biography Rating: 4 - A top read 2012-07-05
Sue Townsend Adrian Mole and the Weapons of Mass Destruction Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read 2018-12-20
Ivan Turgenev Fathers and Sons Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read None
Frank M Turner European Intellectual History from Rousseau to Nietzsche History Rating: 4 - A top read 2016-05-29
Fred Uhlman The Making of an Englishman Miscellaneous Rating: 4 - A top read 2018-09-15
Fred Uhlman The Reunion Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read 2018-09-15
Mario Vargas Llosa The Time of the Hero Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read 2008-12-22
Timur Vermes Er ist Wieder Da (Look Who's Back) Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read 2015-11-08
Kurt Vonnegut Slaughterhouse 5 Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read 2005-10-03
Eric Vuillard L'ordre du jour (The Order of the Day) Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read 2019-02-11
Robin Waterfield Hidden Depths: The Story of Hypnosis Miscellaneous Rating: 4 - A top read 2005-06-24
James D Watson The Double Helix Science Rating: 4 - A top read 2005-08-31
Evelyn Waugh A Handful of Dust Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read None
Evelyn Waugh Sword of Honour Fiction Rating: 4 - A top read 2009-08-17
Richard Wolfson Simply Einstein Science Rating: 4 - A top read 2005-07-03
John Worthen D H Lawrence: The Life of an Outsider Biography Rating: 4 - A top read 2007-10-20
Yvette Z'Graggen Changer l'oubli Biography Rating: 4 - A top read 2017-11-02

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