I read 14 books in August whilst on holiday. There were books in our accommodation and I purchased an additional three from charity shops, which we left behind and I found one in a bin, Private Down Under - James Patterson, that I didn't end up reading, which has been added to Septembers list along with The Dark Room - Sam Blake
For September I'm reading books that are half finished POSH, The Great Gatsby, (from July) Tess of the D'urbervilles (from June) and Don Quixote (from February). For English A level we are also reading King Lear.
Lord of the Flies - William Golding. Re read from O level days
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee. One of those books everyone should read
A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens. Re read from O level days
Off Mice and Men - John Steinbeck. Re read from O level days
Macbeth - Shakespeare. Re read from O level days
The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood. Never watched the TV series, but the book was brillant
A Streetcar Named Desire - Tennessee Williams. One we all think we know till we read it.
Frankenstein - Mary Shelly. The hardest book I've read to date, takes ages to get going through a series of letters.
Three Men in a Boat - Jerome K Jerome. Loved this book so much, a travel guide to the Thames.
Good Eggs - Rebecca Hardiman. Light and easy read.
Pippi Longstockings - Astrid Lindgren. A childhood favourite.
Five on a Treasure Island - Enid Blyton. A childhood favourite.
The Tempest - Shakespeare. Read the summary first to get an understanding of the plot, characters came to life.
Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson. A bit boring, had to persevere.
Agatha Raisin Terrible Tourist - M. C. Beaton. Quick read in a day.
Anything Could Happen - Lucy Diamond. A life that could've gone either way, all the 'what ifs?'
Home Truths - Susan Lewis. Dealing with your husbands murder and blaming your son who then becomes a missing person.
The Wild Roses - D.B. Carter Three friends in the mid 80's making different choices and following the paths they lead.
Oranges are not the only fruit - Jeanette Winterson. Absolutely loved the BBC drama with Charlotte Coleman back in 1991. A young woman growing up with the church and not conforming with mothers expectations of her.
The Enemy - Lee Child. Exploring Reachers military days.
Robinson Crusoe - Daniel Defoe. My fathers book given to him by his Granny in 1947.
Restoring Grace - Katie Fforde. Easy read about lost love and new beginnings.
Follow Me Home - Cathy Woodman. A light hearted story about finding new love.
Nineteen Eighty-Four - George Orwell. Hard to get going, but once engaged the pages just raced past.
When Breath Becomes Air - Paul Kaplanithi. Pauls' story as a Neurologist discovering he has brain cancer, how he deals with the treatment, life and ultimately his death.
Five Go Adventuring Again - Enid Blyton. I've been reading this book alongside a mentee in school and we've been comparing childhood with the now and the then.
Postmortem - Patricia Cornwell - Making sure my windows are locked during the hot weather
Blue Moon - Lee Child - Quite a lot of graphic violence but good plot line
The Hobbit - J R R Tolkien Very different to my childhood memory of reading this book, probably because all I can see now as I read are the characters as they were portrayed on TV
Malory Towers - Enid Blyton 'Your people are here' Parents arrive to collect their daughter from boarding school
The American Dream 1965 - Norman Mailer A very violent read, stuck with it as it is relevant to the A Level curriculum
F. Scott Fitzgerald - Andre Le Vot More of a book to reference and understand
Again, Rachel - Marion Keyes I've read these books completely out of order.
Blow Fly - Patricia Cornwall Read out of order, her niece, Lucy is now an adult and playing an active role in the case.
The missing years - Lexie Elliot A proper page turner, read in a day.
No Plan B - Lee Child Typical Reacher
Past tense - Lee Child The story seemed so disjointed but typical Reacher.
The invisible man - HG Wells Hard reading
It started with Paris - Cathy Kelly Following several families as they suffer loss, find love and intertwine
Head over heels - Jill Mansell Pop star discovers he'd fathered a child on moving to a new town and meeting and falling in love with his ex.
Perfect timing - Jill Mansell Jilted her husband to be at the night before the wedding then goes off to find her true love.
Stone Town - Margaret Hickey Australian murder set in an old Gold Rush town outside Adelaide
A random act of kindness - Sophie Jenkins Searching for love running a vintage market stall
Her last holiday - C L Taylor Fran is searching for answers to her sisters disappearance at a retreat in Greece.
Nine Perfect Strangers - Liane Moriarty Set in a retreat in Australia, 9 strangers locked in a plot with twists and turns
The Unhoneymooners - Christina Lauren An odd couple thrown together on a romantic honeymoon pretending to be their siblings.
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
POSH - Laura Wade
The Dark Room - Sam Blake
Don Quixote - Cervantes Started in February and a big read.
Tess of the d'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy - hard going and plot didn't really work for me (abandoned from June)