Last updated: 1 July 2022

Previously read

Index of Books (by author)

Here is every book I've read since 2011, plus a few that I noted from 2009 and 2010 - at the last count (Jan 2022), over 650 books!



Voodoo Histories by David Aaronovitch (2010)
Catch Me If You Can by Frank W. Abagnale with Stan Redding (1980)
The Secrets Of House Music Production by Marc Adamo (2013)
The Meaning of Liff by Douglas Adams & John Lloyd (1983)
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams (1987)
Fugitive From The Cubicle Police by Scott Adams (1996)
Still Pumped From Using The Mouse by Scott Adams (1996)
Casual Day Has Gone Too Far by Scott Adams (1997)
Dogbert's Top Secret Management Handbook as told to Scott Adams (1998)
Dilbert And The Way Of The Weasel by Scott Adams (2002)
Michael Schumacher: The Edge Of Greatness by James Allen (2007)
Playing Doctor by Kate Allure (2015)
Coal Black Mornings by Brett Anderson (2018)
A Man Of Privilege by Sarah M. Anderson (2012)
The Secrets Of Love & Lust by Simon Andeae (1998)
The Secret DJ by Anonymous (2018)
God Explained In A Taxi Ride by Paul Arden (2007)
Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely (2009)
Small Change by Dan Ariely & Jeff Kreisler (2018)
Chocolate Shoes And Wedding Blues by Trisha Ashley (2012)
The Stars Like Dust by Isaac Asimov (1951)
Foundation by Isaac Asimov (1951)
Foundation And Empire by Isaac Asimov (1952)
The End Of Eternity by Isaac Asimov (1955)
Nightfall 2 by Isaac Asimov (1971)
The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov (1972)
Buy Jupiter by Isaac Asimov (1976)
Foundation's Edge by Isaac Asimov (1982)
Foundation And Earth by Isaac Asimov (1986)
Prelude To Foundation by Isaac Asimov (1988)
Forward The Foundation by Isaac Asimov (1993)
Pride And Prejudice by Jane Austen (1813) (also April 2022)
Emma by Jane Austen (1815) (also March 2020)
Confessions Of A Record Producer by Moses Avalon (1998)


The Fender Book by Tony Bacon & Paul Day (1998)
The Les Paul Guitar Book by Tony Bacon (2009)
The Gibson 335 Guitar Book by Tony Bacon (2016)
Electric Guitars: Design and Invention by Tony Bacon (2017)
Jews Don't Count by David Baddiel (2021)
100 Great Guitars edited by Owen Bailey (2013)
Guitarist Guide To Effects Pedals edited by Owen Bailey (2013) (also Oct 2017)
Going To Sea In A Sieve by Danny Baker (2012)
Vox by Nicholson Baker (1992)
The Fermata by Nicholson Baker (1994)
Haynes Electric Guitar Manual by Paul Balmer (2011)
Build Your Own Electric Guitar by Paul Balmer (2013)
The Player Of Games by Iain M. Banks (1988) (also Oct 2018, Feb 2022)
The Crow Road by Iain Banks (1992)
Whit by Iain Banks (1995)
The Business by Iain Banks (1999)
Raw Spirit by Iain Banks (2003)
Get Fit: Running by Owen Barder (2005) (also June 2014, Feb 2018)
Before She Met Me by Julian Barnes (1982)
Letters From London 1990 - 1995 by Julian Barnes (1995)
Syrup by Maxx Barry (1999)
Roarke's Wife by Beverly Barton (1997)
Orpheus Rising by Bateman (2008)
Saddle Up by Mary Lynn Baxter (1996)
Tight-Fittin' Jeans by Mary Lynn Baxter (1997)
Guitar Aficionado: The Collections edited by Tom Beaujour & Christopher Scapelliti (2013)
Where's There's A Will by Matt Beaumont (2007)
E Squared by Matt Beaumont (2009)
He's Just Not That Into You by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo (2004)
Alex's Adventures In Numberland by Alex Bellos (2010)
Never Say No To A Rock Star by Glenn Berger (2016)
From The First Kiss by Jessica Bird (2006)
The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce (1906)
The Making Of Pride And Prejudice by Sue Birtwhistle & Susie Conklin (1995)
Mojo Classic: The Greatest Album Covers Of All Time edited by Mark Blake (2007)
Q: 50 Years of Rock 'n' Roll: From Elvis to The Beatles ... Part One: '50s + '60s edited by Mark Blake (2004)
Q: 50 Years of Rock 'n' Roll: From Zeppelin to the Pistols ... Part Two: The '70s edited by Mark Blake (2004)
The One Minute Manager by Kenneth Blanchard & Spencer Johnson (1982)
How Pleasure Works by Paul Bloom (2010)
Follow The Money by Steve Boggan (2012)
She Did A Bad, Bad Thing by Stephanie Bond (2007)
The Consolations Of Philosophy by Alain de Botton (2000)
The Pleasures And Sorrows Of Work by Alain de Botton (2009) (also Aug 2021)
Religion For Atheists by Alain de Botton (2012) (also Oct 2014)
The Dueling Machine by Ben Bova (1969)
A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen (and Garry Jenkins) (2012)
BBC Radio 6 Music's Alternative Jukebox by Lloyd Bradley et al (2014)
My Booky Wook by Russell Brand (2008)
Total Competition: Lessons In Strategy From Formula One by Ross Brawn & Adam Parr (2016)
Quite Ugly One Morning by Christopher Brookmyre (1996)
Country Of The Blind by Christopher Brookmyre (1997) (also Apr 2012, Feb 2016November 2020)
Not The End Of The World by Christopher Brookmyre (1998) (also Apr 2012, June 2016, Jan 2019, Sept 2021)
One Fine Day In The Middle Of The Night by Christopher Brookmyre (1999) (also Oct 2014, Oct 2017, November 2020)
Boiling A Frog by Christopher Brookmyre (2000) (also Oct 2015, July 2018, Mar 2022)
A Big Boy Did It And Ran Away by Christopher Brookmyre (2001) (also April 2019Sept 2021)
The Sacred Art Of Stealing by Christopher Brookmyre (2002) (also Nov 2013, Feb 2016, Sept 2018, Jan 2022)
Be My Enemy by Christopher Brookmyre (2004) (also May 2012, Nov 2015, July 2019, June 2021)
All Fun And Games Until Someone Loses An Eye by Christopher Brookmyre (2006) (also Dec 2011, March 2016, May 2020)
Attack Of The Unsinkable Rubber Ducks by Christopher Brookmyre (2007) (also Dec 2014, May 2020)
A Snowball In Hell by Christopher Brookmyre (2008) (also Mar 2012, May 2012, Nov 2013Sept 2014, Feb 2016, Feb 2018, April 2019)
Pandaemonium by Christopher Brookmyre (2009) (also Mar 2014)
Where The Bodies Are Buried by Chris Brookmyre (2011)
Bedlam by Christopher Brookmyre (2013) (re-read April '15, May '16, August '17, June '18, Oct '19, Oct '20)
Guitar Electronics For Musicians by Donald Brosnac (1983)
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown (2003)
Are We Still Rolling? by Phill Brown (2010)
Working The Wheel by Martin Brundle (2004) (also May 2022)
Troublesome Words by Bill Bryson (1984)
The Lost Continent by Bill Bryson (1989)
Mother Tongue by Bill Bryson (1990)
Neither Here Nor There by Bill Bryson (1991)
Notes From A Small Island by Bill Bryson (1995) [re-read August 2015]
A Walk In The Woods by Bill Bryson (1997)
Down Under by Bill Bryson (2000)
A Short History Of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson (2003)
Shakespeare by Bill Bryson (2007) (re-read Nov 2018)
At Home by Bill Bryson (2010) (re-read June 2020)
The Life And Times Of The Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson (2007) (also July 2020)
One Summer: America 1927 by Bill Bryson (2013)
The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson (2015)
1001 Guitars To Dream Of Playing Before You Die by Terry Burrows et al (2018)
My Championship Year by Jenson Button (2009) (also Jan 2012)
Life To The Limit by Jenson Button (2017)
How To Be An F1 Driver by Jenson Button (2019)
Ramble Book by Adam Buxton (2020)
How Music Works by David Byrne (2012)


The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot (2000)
Being An Actor by Simon Callow (1984)
The Melting Man by Victor Canning (1968)
Playing The Bass With Three Left Hands by Will Carruthers (2016)
First Time For Everything by Aimee Carson (2013)
The Vinyl Detective: Written In Dead Wax by Andrew Cartmel (2016)
The Vinyl Detective: The Run-out Groove by Andrew Cartmel (2017)
Good Night And Good Riddance by David Cavanagh (2015)
Brother Ray by Ray Charles & David Ritz (1978 / 2004)
One More Kiss by Samantha Chase (2017)
The Innocence of Father Brown by G.K. Chesterton (1911)
Stick It Up Your Punter! The Uncut Story Of The Sun Newspaper by Peter Chippendale & Chris Horrie (1998)
Runaway Cowboy by Judy Christenberry ()
The Marrying Kind by Judy Christenberry (2007)
The Mysterious Affair At Styles by Agatha Christie (1920)
The Big Four (audio book) by Agatha Christie (1927)
Murder On The Links by Agatha Christie (1928)
Murder At The Vicarage by Agatha Christie (1930)
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie (1934)
Parker Pyne Investigates by Agatha Christie (1934)
Ten Little Niggers by Agatha Christie (1939)
The Body In The Library by Agatha Christie (1942)
4:50 From Paddington by Agatha Christie (1957)
Nemesis by Agatha Christie (1971)
Miss Marple: The Complete Short Stories by Agatha Christie
The Hunt For Red October by Tom Clancy (1984) (also Sept 2021)
Patriot Games by Tom Clancy (1987)
The Outback Doctor by Lucy Clarke ()
Round The Bend by Jeremy Clarkson (2011)
The Italian Next Door by Anna Cleary (2011)
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (2011) (re-read July 2015, Aug 2018, Sept 2019)
Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline (2020)
Yes We Have No by Nik Cohn (1999)
Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan (2006)
Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan (2014)
Where Did It All Go Right? by Andrew Collins (2003)
Not Dead Yet by Phil Collins (2016)
The Runaway Actress by Victoria Connelly (2012)
The Art Of Being Brilliant by Andy Cope & Andy Whittaker (2012)
For Richer, For Poorer by Victoria Coren (2009)
Tall, Dark And Difficult by Patricia Coughlin (2001)
Microserfs by Douglas Coupland (1995)
How To Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell (2003)
I Don't Mean To Be Rude, But ... by Simon Cowell (2004)
How To Build A Universe by Prof. Brian Cox & Robin Ince (2017)
Around The World In 80 Dates by Jennifer Cox (2006)
I, An Actor by "Nicholas Craig" (aka Nigel Planar & Christopher Douglas) (1989)
The Scene Stealers by Siobhan Curham (2004)
Frankie Says Relapse! by Siobhan Curham (2004)
Raise The Titanic! by Clive Cussler (1976)


Danny, The Champion Of The World by Roald Dahl (1974)
Heiress Apparent by Kayla Daniel (1993) (also August 2017)
The Surgeon's Proposal by Lillian Darcy (2003)
The Beatles by Hunter Davies (1968)
Behind The Scenes At The Baked Bean Museum by Hunter Davies (2010)
The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins (2006)
Horrible Histories: 20th Century by Terry Deary
Night Of The Living Dad by Sam Delaney (2009)
How To Get Rich by Felix Dennis (2006) (also June 2021)
How To Make Money by Felix Dennis (2010)
The Dead Of Jericho by Colin Dexter (1977)
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (1861)
1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die by Robert Dimery (editor) (2008)
Little Brother by Cory Doctorow (2008)
You Never Give Me Your Money by Peter Doggett (2010)
The Man Who Sold The World: David Bowie and the 1970s by Peter Doggett (2011)
The Accidental Scientist by Graeme Donald (2014)
A Novel In A Year by Louise Doughty (2008)
The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle (1892)
The Memoirs Of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle (1894)
The Return Of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle (1902)
His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle (1917)
The Casebook Of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle (1927)
The Commitments by Roddy Doyle (1987)
An Intimate Bargain by Barbara Dunlop (2012)
The Unforgettable Fire by Eamon Dunphy (1988)


Make Room For Daddy by Andrea Edwards (1990) (also Dec 2011, August 2017, April 2022)
I'm Feeling Lucky: The Confessions of Google Employee Number 59 by Douglas Edwards (2011)
London Bridge In America by Travis Elborough (2013)
Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot (1939)
Rock Stars Stole My Life! by Mark Ellen (2014) [re-read August 2015)
How Not To Be Wrong by Jordan Ellenberg (2014)
Past Mortem (audio book) by Ben Elton (2004)
Dead Famous by Ben Elton (2001)
Balham To Bollywood by Chris England (2002)
How To Make Your Electric Guitar Play Great! (Second Edition) by Dan Erlewine (2012)
It's Not What You Think by Chris Evans (2009)
Memoirs Of A Fruitcake by Chris Evans (2011) (re-read June 2017)
Call The Midlife by Chris Evans (2015)


How To Talk So Teens Will Listen And Listen So Teens Will Talk by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish (2006)
Panic Nation by Stanley Feldman & Vincent Marks ()
Good 'n' Mad by Albert B. Feldstein (editor) (1963)
Stand-In Mum by Marie Ferrarella (1999)
The New Family Bread Book by Ursula Ferrigno (2007)
Surely You're Joking, Mr Feynman! by Richard Feynman (1985)
Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding (1996)
Going Home by Stacy Finz (2014)
Finding Hope by Stacy Finz (2015)
Second Chances by Stacy Finz (2015)
Starting Over by Stacy Finz (2015)
Getting Lucky by Stacy Finz (2015)
Borrowing Trouble by Stacy Finz (2016)
Heating Up by Stacy Finz (2016)
Riding High by Stacy Finz (2016)
Falling Hard by Stacy Finz (2017)
Hope for Christmas by Stacy Finz (2017)
Tempting Fate by Stacy Finz (2019)
Casino Royale by Ian Fleming (1953)
Live And Let Die by Ian Fleming (1954)
Moonraker by Ian Fleming (1955)
From Russia With Love by Ian Fleming (1957)
On Her Majesty's Secret Service by Ian Fleming (1963)
Why You Should Join The Socialists by Paul Foot (1993)
The Day Of The Jackal by Frederick Forsyth (1971) (also Oct 2018)
The Fourth Protocol by Frederick Forsyth (1984)
The Elements Of Eloquence by Mark Forsyth (2013)
The Illustrated Etymologicon by Mark Forsyth (2021)
The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler (2004)
Watching The English by Kate Fox (2004) (also July 2020)
Lucky Man by Michael J. Fox (2002)
Always Looking Up by Michael J. Fox (2009)
No Time Like The Future by Michael J. Fox (2020)
Noises Off by Michael Frayn (1982)


Seduced In Seattle by Kristin Gabriel (2002)
Don't Panic - The Official Hitch-Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy Companion by Neil Gaiman (1987)
Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett (1990) (also Oct 2017)
American Gods (author's preferred text) by Neil Gaiman (2011)
Bluff Your Way In Music by Peter Gammond (1985)
The Case Of The Restless Redhead by Erle Stanley Gardner (1954)
Licence Renewed by John Gardner (1981)
The Nation's Favourite: The True Adventures Of Radio 1 by Simon Garfield (1998)
Just My Type: A Book About Fonts by Simon Garfield (2010)
The To-Do List by Mike Gayle (2007)
Blink by Malcolm Gladwell (2005)
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell (2008) (also Dec 2017)
What The Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell (2009)
David & Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell (2013)
Bad Science by Ben Goldacre (2009)
Bad Pharma by Ben Goldacre (2012)
I Think You'll Find It's A Bit More Complicated Than That by Ben Goldacre (2014)
The Princess Bride by William Goldman (1973)
Adventures In The Screen Trade by William Goldman (1982) (reread Aug 2016)
Which Lie Did I Tell? by William Goldman (2000)
The Big Picture: Who Killed Hollywood? and other essays by William Goldman (2001)
Bad Boy by Olivia Goldsmith (2001) (also August 2017)
The Story Of Music by Howard Goodall (2013)
Are You Dave Gorman? by Dave Gorman & Danny Wallace (2001)
Asterix And The Golden Sickle by Goscinny & Uderzo (1962 / 1975 (English))
Asterix In Britain by Goscinny & Uderzo (1966)
Asterix And The Big Fight by Goscinny & Uderzo (1966)
Asterix The Legionary by Rene Goscinny & Albert Uderzo (1967)
Asterix And The Chieftan's Shield by Rene Goscinny & Albert Uderzo (1968)
Asterix At The Olympic Games by Rene Goscinny & Albert Uderzo (1968)
Asterix And The Roman Agent by Goscinny & Uderzo (1970)
The Mansions Of The Gods by Goscinny & Uderzo (1971)
Asterix And The Laurel Wreath by Goscinny & Uderzo (1972)
Asterix And Caeser's Gift by  Rene Goscinny & Albert Uderzo (1974)
Asterix And The Goths by Goscinny & Uderzo (1974)
Asterix And The Soothsayer by Goscinny & Uderzo (1975)
Obelix And Co. by  Rene Goscinny & Albert Uderzo (1976)
Lunarbaboon Vol 1 by Chris Grady (2014) (also Sep 2017)
Lunarbaboon Vol. 2 by Chris Grady (2016) (also Sep 2017)
Walking On Water: The West Pier Story by Fred Gray (1998)
An Abundance of Katherines by John Green (2006)
Single Dad by Jennifer Greene (1995)
The Firm by John Grisham (1991) (also Oct 2015, Feb 2021)
The Pelican Brief by John Grisham (1992) (also Oct 2016)
The Rainmaker by John Grisham (1995) (also Oct 2016, Feb 2020)
The Runaway Jury by John Grisham (1996) (also May 2022)
The Storyteller by Dave Grohl (2021)


The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time by Mark Haddon (2003)
Where Wizards Stay Up Late by Katie Hafner & Matthew Lyon (1996)
Dad's Email Order Bride by Candy Halliday (2014)
Sex, Sleep or Scrabble? by Dr. Phil Hammond (2009)
First Man by James R. Hansen (2005)
The Ghost by Robert Harris (2007)
Q: The 100 Best Record Covers Of All Time edited by Andrew Harrison (2001)
The Stainless Steel Rat by Harry Harrison (1961) (also Feb 2011, Apr 2017, July 2021)
The Stainless Steel Rat's Revenge by Harry Harrison (1970)
The Stainless Steel Rat Saves The World by Harry Harrison (1972) (also Apr 2017)
The Stainless Steel Rat Wants You by Harry Harrison (1978) (also Apr 2017)
The Stainless Steel Rat For President by Harry Harrison (1982)
The Men From P.I.G. and R.O.B.O.T. by Harry Harrison (1978)
Honeymoon With The Boss by Jessica Hart (2009)
Thunder, Flush And Thomas Crapper: An Encycloopedia by Adam Hart-Davis (1997)
Just Another Day by Adam Hart-Davis (2006)
Round Ireland With A Fridge by Tony Hawks (1998)
One Hit Wonderland by Tony Hawks ()
Running Like A Girl by Alexandra Heminsley (2013) (also Dec 2020)
The Secret History Of Entertainment by David Hepworth (2004)
1971 - Never A Dull Moment: Rock's Golden Year by David Hepworth (2016) (re-read Nov 2018)
Uncommon People: The Rise And Fall Of The Rock Stars by David Hepworth (2017)
Nothing Is Real by David Hepworth (2018)
A Fabulous Creation by David Hepworth (2019)
Pride/Prejudice by Ann Herenden (2010)
How Not To Grow Up by Richard Herring (2010)
It Shouldn't Happen To A Vet by James Herriot (1972)
Five Minute Bread by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoë François
It's One For The Money by Clinton Heylin (2015)
Is It Just Me Or Are Sit-ups A Waste Of Time? by Graeme Hilditch (2008)
The Chandler's Ford Story by Barbara J. Hillier & Gerald Ponting (2005) (also Aug 2018)
Private Eye Annual 2009 edited by Ian Hislop (er, 2009)
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang (2018)
The Bride Test by Helen Hoang (2019)
The Tao Of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff (1982)
Playing To The Gallery by Simon Hoggart (2002)
The Mighty Quinns: Marcus, Ian & Declan by Kate Hoffmann (2006)
The Mighty Quinns: Brody, Teague & Cal by Kate Hoffman ()
20th Century Cars by Hilton Holloway & Martin Buckley (2003)
How To Bake by Paul Hollywood (2012)
The Haçienda by Peter Hook (2009)
About A Boy by Nick Hornby (1998) (also Oct 2012)
31 Songs by Nick Hornby (2003)
Modern Manners by Philip Howard (2013)
How To Lie With Statistics by Darrel Huff (1954)
Nick Drake by Patrick Humphries (1997)
Star Guitars by Dave Hunter (2010)
Guitar Effects Pedals: The Practical Handbook by Dave Hunter (2013) (also Dec 2017)
Revealed: A Prince and a Pregnancy by Kelly Hunter (2009)
Red-Hot Renegade by Kelly Hunter (2010)
Cracking The Dating Code by Kelly Hunter (2012)
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (1932)


How to Tell If Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You by The Oatmeal/Matthew Inman (2012)
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson (2011)


A Cure For Gravity by Joe Jackson (1999)
The Year Of Living Biblically by A.J. Jacobs (2007)
Questionable Content by Jeph Jacques (2003-)
Visions Before Midnight by Clive James (1977)
Unreliable Memoirs by Clive James (1980)
The Crystal Bucket by Clive James (1981)
Glued To The Box by Clive James (1983)
Flying Visits by Clive James (1984)
Falling Towards England by Clive James (1985)
May Week Was In June by Clive James (1990)
Fame In The 20th Century by Clive James (1993)
North Face Of Soho by Clive James (2006)
A Point Of View by Clive James (2011)
Play All by Clive James (2016)
Death Comes To Pemberley by P.D. James (2011)
The British Billionaire Affair by Susanne James (2008)
Terminally Single by Katie Jenkins (1991) (also Nov 2017)
Three Men In A Boat by Jerome K. Jerome (1889)
Thirtynothing by Lisa Jewell (2000)
One-Hit Wonder by Lisa Jewell (2001) (also Jan 2022)
31 Dream Street (audio book) by Lisa Jewell (2007)
The Truth About Melody Browne by Lisa Jewell (2009)
The Making Of Us by Lisa Jewell (2011)
Me by Elton John (2019)
Sound Man by Glyn Johns (2014)
Can't Stand Up For Falling Down by Allan Jones (2017)
This Is Pop by Ed Jones (1999)
The Science of Everyday Life by Marty Jopson (2018)
Get Fit Swimming by Kelvin Juba (2006)
Good Morning Nantwich by Phill Jupitus (2010)


The Rock Snob's Dictionary by David Kamp & Steven Daly (2005) (also Feb 2019)
Follow Me Home by Leona Karr (1998)
Friday The Rabbi Slept Late by Harry Kemelman (1964)
Saturday The Rabbi Went Hungry by Harry Kemelman (1966)
Sunday The Rabbi Stayed Home by Harry Kemelman (1969)
Monday The Rabbi Took Off by Harry Kemelman (1972)
Tuesday The Rabbi Saw Red by Harry Kemelman (1973)
Wednesday The Rabbi Got Wet by Harry Kemmelman (1976)
Rock On: How I Tried To Stop Caring About Music And Learned To Love Corporate Rock by Dan Kennedy (2008)
The Good, The Bad And The Multiplex by Mark Kermode (2011)
Hatchet Job by Mark Kermode (2013) (also Feb 2019)
How Does It Feel? by Mark Kermode (2018)
Under The Duvet by Marian Keyes (2002)
The Phoenix Project by Gene Kim, Kevin Behr & George Spafford (2014)
The Running Man by Stephen King [writing as Richard Bachman] (1982)
Different Seasons by Stephen King (1982)
Miles And Miles by Miles Kington (1982)
Can You Keep A Secret? by Sophie Kinsella (2005) (also May 2018)
Don't Make Me Think (Revisited) by Steve Krug (2014)
Soccernomics by Simon Kuper & Stefan Szymanski (2014)


Going Deaf For A Living by Steve Lamacq (2000)
Whoops! by John Lanchester (2010)
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (2005)
Zippy and Me by Ronnie Le Drew with Duncan Barret & Nuala Calvi (2019)
How I Escaped My  Certain Fate: The Life And Deaths Of A Stand-Up Comedian by Stuart Lee (2010)
The "If You Prefer A Milder Comedian Please Ask For One" EP by Stewart Lee (2012)
The Rancher And The Redhead by Allison Leigh (1998)
Just Friends? by Allison Leigh (2007)
Guitarist Guide To Amps by Michael Leonard (ed) (2014) (also Aug 2019)
This is Your Brain on Music by Daniel Levitin (2006)
Freakonomics by Steven D Levitt & Stephen J Dubner (2005)
Superfreakonomics by Steven D Levitt & Stephen J Dubner (2009)
Think Like A Freak by Steven D Levitt & Stephen J Dubner (2014)
The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis (1952)
Liar's Poker by Michael Lewis (1989)
Moneyball by Michael Lewis (2003)
The Big Short by Michael Lewis (2010)
The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis (2017)
The Bread Book by Sarah Lewis (2003)
You Got An Ology? by Maureen Lipman and Richard Phillips (1989)
The Book Of General Ignorance by John Lloyd & the QI Elves (2006)
The QI Book Of The Dead by John Lloyd & John Mitchison (2009)
The Second Book Of General Ignorance by John Lloyd & John Mitchinson (2010)
Love Lives by Josie Lloyd & Emlyn Rees (2003) (also Mar 2022)
The King's Speech by Mark Logue & Peter Conradi (2010)
Apollo 13 by Jim Lovell & Jeffrey Kluger (1994)
The Road To Gandolfo by Robert Ludlum (writing as Michael Shepherd) (1975)
The Gospel According To Luke by Steve Lukather (with Paul Rees) (2018)
A Field Guide To The English by Sarah Lyall (2009)


Cider With Roadies by Stuart Maconie (2003) (also Aug 2018)
Adventures On The High Teas by Stuart Maconie (2009)
The People's Songs: The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records by Stuart Maconie (2013)
The People's Music by Ian MacDonald (2003)
One Red Paperclip: How An Ordinary Man Achieved His Dreams With The Help Of A Simple Office Supply by Kyle MacDonald ()
Mack The Life by Lee Mack (2012)
Airhead by Emily Maitlis (2019)
Greetings from Bury Park by Sarfraz Manzoor (2007)
Guitar Zero by Gary Marcus (2012)
Set The Boy Free by Johnny Marr (2016)
Spirit Of Talk Talk by James Marsh, Chris Robert & Toby Benjamin (2012)
Summer Of Love: The Making Of Sgt. Pepper by George Martin (1994)
Passion For Speed by Nick Mason & Mark Hales (2010)
Inside Out: A Personal History Of Pink Floyd by Nick Mason (2011)
Life In The Fast Lane by Steve Matchett (1995)
The Chariot Makers by Steve Matchett (2000)
Brian May's Red Special by Brian May with Simon Bradley (2014) (re-read July 2015)
James May's Magnificent Machines by James May & Phil Dolling (2008)
All Over You by Sarah Mayberry (2009)
Hot For Him by Sarah Mayberry (2009)
Hot Island Nights by Sarah Mayberry (2010)
The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith (1998) (also Dec 2020)
Tears Of The Giraffe by Alexander McCall Smith (2000)
Morality For Beautiful Girls by Alexander McCall Smith (2001)
Killing Bono by Neil McCormick (2010) (previously published as I Was Bono's Doppelgänger, 2004)
Because Internet by Gretchen McCulloch (2019)
Serious by John McEnroe (with James Kaplan) (2002)
But Seriously by John McEnroe (2017)
The Secret Life Of Bletchley Park by Sinclair McKay (2010)
Confessions of a Menopausal Woman by Andrea McLean (2018)
You Can Beat Your Brain by David McRaney (2013)
Playing The Part by Kimberley van Meter (2014)
A Certain Chemistry by Mil Millington (2003)
Winnie The Pooh by A.A. Milne (1926)
The House At Pooh Corner by A.A. Milne (1928)
Perfecting Sound Forever by Greg Milner (2009)
Stuff Matters by Mark Miodownik (2013)
Back Story by David Mitchell (2012)
Will The Revolution Be Televised? A Marxist Analysis Of The Media by John Molyneux (2011)
Rebel Code: Linux And The Open Source Revolution by Glyn Moody (2002)
How To Be A Woman by Caitlin Moran (2012) (also Feb 2019)
More Than A Woman by Caitlin Moran (2020)
The Insider by Piers Morgan (2005)
Don't You Know Who I Am? by Piers Morgan (2007)
First Time In Forever by Sarah Morgan (2015)
Miracle on 5th Avenue by Sarah Morgan (2016)
The Time Traveller's Guide To Medieval England by Ian Mortimer (2009)
The Time Traveller's Guide To Elizabethan England by Ian Mortimer (2012)
The Time Traveller's Guide to Restoration Britain by Ian Mortimer (2017)
Why Running Matters by Ian Mortimer (2019)
Rumpole and the Age of Miracles by John Mortimer (1988)
Rumpole a la Carte by John Mortimer (1995)
What If? by Randall Munroe (2014) (also Feb 2022)
Thing Explainer by Randall Munroe (2014)
How To by Randall Munroe (2019)
Running Well by Sam Murphy & Sarah Connors (2008)


You Don't Have To Say You Love Me by Simon Napier-Bell (1992)
Acting Up by Melissa Nathan (2008)
How To Build A Car by Adrian Newey (2017)
One Day by David Nicholls (2009)
A1: Portrait Of A Road by Jon Nicholson (2000)
Kill Your Friends by John Niven (2008)
The Book Of The Year by No Such Thing As A Fish (2017)
The Book Of The Year 2018 by No Such Thing As A Fish (2018)
The Book Of The Year 2019 by No Such Thing As A Fish (2019)


Tickling The English by Dara O Briain (2009)
Things Can Only Get Better by John O'Farrell (1998)
The Best A Man Can Get by John O'Farrell (2000)
Global Village Idiot by John O'Farrell (2001)
This Is Your Life by John O'Farrell (2002)
Does Anything Eat Wasps? edited by Mick O'Hare (2005)
Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life (Volume 1) by Bryan Lee O'Malley (2004)
Wrapped In Tinsel by Margaret O'Neill (2000)
Republican Party Reptile by P.J. O'Rourke (1987)
Build Your Own Electric Guitar by Martin Oakham (2006)
The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman (2020)
The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman (2021)
The Mixing Engineer's Handbook (4th Edition) by Bobby Owsinski (2017)


Wonder by R.J. Palacio (2012)
Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk (1996)
Titanic And The Making Of James Cameron by Paula Parisi (1998)
Humble Pi by Matt Parker (2019)
Live At The Brixton Academy by Simon Parkes with JS Rafaeli (2014)
In-Laws And Outlaws by C. Northcote Parkinson (1962)
The Law Of Delay by C. Northcote Parkinson (1970)
Off-Message by Matthew Parris (2001)
Software Testing by Ron Patton (2006)
The Political Animal by Jeremy Paxman (2003) [re-read August 2015]
On Royalty by Jeremy Paxman (2009)
Minnow On The Say by Philippa Pearce (1955)
Tom's Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce (1958)
Alex II: Magnum Force by Charles Peattie and Russell Taylor (1989)
Celeb by Charles Peattie & Mark Warren (2002)
The Olivetti Chronicles by John Peel (2008)
Songwriting For Dummies by Jim Peterik, Dave Austin & Cathy Lynn (2010)
Prove Yourself A Hero by K. M. Peyton (1977)
The Plus-One Agreement by Charlotte Phillips (2014)
Everyday Maths For Grown-Ups by Kjartan Poskitt (2010)
The Chosen by Chaim Potok (1966)
How Music Works by John Powell (2010)
The Colour Of Magic by Terry Pratchett (1983)
The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett (1986)
Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett (1987)
Mort by Terry Pratchett (1987)
Sourcery by Terry Pratchett (1988)
Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett (1988) (also Aug 2019)
Pyramids by Terry Pratchett (1989) (also Aug 2019)
Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett (1989)
The Illustrated Eric by Terry Pratchett and Josh Kirby(1990) (re-read Sept 2019)
Moving Pictures by Terry Pratchett (1990)
Reaper Man by Terry Pratchett (1991) (re-read Dec 2016, Nov 2019)
Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett (1992)
Small Gods by Terry Pratchett (1992)
Lords & Ladies by Terry Pratchett (1992)
Men At Arms by Terry Pratchett (1993) (re-read March 2018March 2020)
Soul Music by Terry Pratchett (1994)
Interesting Times by Terry Pratchett (1994)
Maskerade by Terry Pratchett (1995) (re-read March 2018, Aug 2020)
Feet Of Clay by Terry Pratchett (1996)
Hogfather by Terry Pratchett (1996)
Jingo by Terry Pratchett (1997)
The Last Continent by Terry Pratchett (1998)
Carpe Jugulum by Terry Pratchett (1998)
Going Postal by Terry Pratchett (2004)
Thud! by Terry Pratchett (2005)
Making Money by Terry Pratchett (2007)
A Blink Of The Screen by Terry Pratchett (2012)
A Slip Of The Keyboard by Terry Pratchett (2014)
The Science Of Discworld by Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart & Jack Cohen (1999)
The Science of Discworld II: The Globe by Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart & Jack Cohen (2002)
The Science Of Discworld III: Darwin's Watch by Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart & Jack Cohen (2005)
The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter (2012)
My Bass And Other Animals by Guy Pratt (2007)
A Very English Scandal by John Preston (2016)


The Duke & I by Julia Quinn (2000)
White Picket Fences
 by Tara Taylor Quinn (2002) (also August 2017, Aug 2020)
Wife By Design by Tara Taylor Quinn (2013)
The Baby Gamble by Tara Taylor Quinn (2007)


Showbusiness: The Diary Of A Rock 'n' Roll Nobody by Mark Radcliffe (1998)
Thank You For The Days by Mark Radcliffe (2009) (also Mar 2022)
Reelin' In The Years by Mark Radcliffe (2011)
Crossroads by Mark Radcliffe (2019)
The Cathedral & The Bazaar by Eric S. Raymond (2001)
Shock And Awe: Glam Rock And Its Legacy by Simon Reynolds (2016)
Somebody To Love by Matt Richards & Mark Langthorne (2016)
Wham! George & Me by Andrew Ridgeley (2019)
Lori's Little Secret by Christine Rimmer (2006)
Top 100 Singles by Martin Roach (2002)
The Top Gear Story by Martin Roach (2011)
Six Feet Over by Mary Roach (2005)
The Frood by Jem Roberts (2014)
The Perfect Neighbour by Nora Roberts (1999) (also Feb 2016, May 2018Sept 2021)
Le Freak by Nile Rodgers (2011)
Chase The Morning by Michael Scott Rohan (1990)
The Men Who Stare At Goats by Jon Ronson (2004)
So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson (2016)
Factfulness by Hans Rosling (2018)
The Education Of Hyman Kaplan by Leo Rosten (1937) (also Sept 2018)
The Return Of Hyman Kaplan by Leo Rosten (1959) (also Oct 2018)
The Joys Of Yiddish by Leo Rosten (1968)
Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling (1997)
Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets by J.K. Rowling (1998)
Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling (1999)
Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire by J.K. Rowling (2000)


The Demon Haunted World by Carl Sagan (1995)
The Song Machine: How To Make A Hit by John Seabrook (2016)
Over Here by Raymond Seitz (1998)
Drive On by L.J.K. Setright (2002)
Crosstown Traffic by Charles Shaar Murray (1989)
Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare (~1599)
Feels so Right by Isabel Sharpe (2012)
My Daring Seduction by Isabel Sharpe (2013)
Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw (1913)
Running For Peak Performance by Frank Shorter (2005)
The Code Book by Simon Singh (2000)
Slash by Slash with Anthony Bozza (2007)
Mr. Darcy's Diary by Maya Slater (2007)
Moondust by Andrew Smith (2005)
Get Fit Cycling by Dave Smith (2005)
Lost In Music by Giles Smith (1995)
Midnight In The Garden Of Evel Knievel by Giles Smith (2000) (and again Nov 2016)
We Can't Keep Meeting Like This by Rachel Lynn Solomon (2021)
If Only They Didn't Speak English by Jon Sopel (2018)
Love From Both Sides by Nick Spalding (2012)
Haynes Explains Teenagers: Owners' Workshop Manual by Boris Starling (2016)
What's Going On? by Mark Steele (2008)
Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson (1992)
The Hacker Crackdown by Bruce Sterling (1992)
Bread (River Cottage Handbook No. 3) by Daniel Stevens (2008)
Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (1886)
Fooling Houdini by Alex Stone (2012)
It's A P.C. World by Edward Stourton (2008)
The Joy Of X by Steven Strogatz (2013)
Zen Guitar by Philip Toshio Sudo (1998)
No Holds Barred by Cara Summers (2012)


The Look of the Century by Michael Tambini (1996)
Exegesis by Astro Teller (2000)
Very British Problems by Rob Temple (2013)
The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story by Vivek J. Tiwary & Andrew C. Robinson with Kyle Baker (2013)
Angels On Horseback by Norman Thelwell (1957)
Thelwell Country by Norman Thelwell (1959)
The Effluent Society by Norman Thelwell (1971)
Belt Up by Norman Thelwell (1974)
Thelwell Goes West by Norman Thelwell (1975)
100 Best Album Covers by Storm Thorgerson & Aubrey Powell (2001)
Bedsit Disco Queen by Tracey Thorn (2013)
Naked At The Albert Hall by Tracey Thorn (2015)
Seven Days In The Art World by Sarah Thornton (2008)
All The Best Lines by George Tiffin (2019)
The Manual (How To Have A Number One The Easy Way) by The Timelords (1988)
Simon's Cat by Simon Tofield (2009)
Simon's Cat in Kitten Chaos by Simon Tofield (2011)
From Fling To Forever by Avril Tremayne (2014)
Bread by by Eric Treuille and Ursula Ferrigno (2007)
Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss (2003)
Reel History: The World According To The Movies by Alex von Tunzelmann (2015)
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (1876)
How to Write One Song by Jeff Tweedy (2020)



The Best Of Frasier by Various Writers (1999)
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Souvenir Guide (2010)
Self Made Man by Norah Vincent (2006)


Writing A Romance Novel For Dummies by Leslie Wainger (2004)
Grumpy Old Rock Star by Rick Wakeman (2014)
Join Me! by Danny Wallace (2003)
Yes Man by Danny Wallace (2005)
Gangsta Granny by David Walliams (2011)
The Auto-Biography by Mark Wallington (2013)
The Rough Guide To The Titanic by Greg Ward (2012) (also Feb 2012, August 2017, Jan 2019, May 2021)
How Not To Be A Boy by Robert Webb (2017)
Come Again by Robert Webb (2020)
Feels Like the First Time by Tawny Weber (2011)
Aussie Grit: My Formula One Journey by Mark Webber (2015)
It's Different For Girls by Louise Wener (2010)
How Mumbo-Jumbo Conquered The World by Francis Wheen (2004)
The Producer's Manual by Paul White (2012)
Bread Matters: Why and How to Make Your Own by Andrew Whitley (2009)
The Importance Of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde (1895) (also May 2018)
The Borrowed Ring by Gina Wilkins (2005)
Doctors In The Wedding by Gina Wilkins (2012)
Another Man's Life by Greg Williams (2007)
Our Stop by Laura Jane Williams (2019)
The Story Of Tracy Beaker by Jacqueline Wilson (1991)
Quirkology by Richard Wiseman (2007)
How Music Got Free by Stephen Witt (2015)
Jeeves And The Feudal Spirit by P.G. Wodehouse (1954)
The Ultimate History of Fast Cars by Jonathan Wood (2002)
Flirting With The Forbidden by Joss Wood (2014)
iWoz by Steve Wozniak (with Gina Smith) (2006)
The Chrysalids by John Wyndham (1955)




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