These are the books I have read in recent years (and actually remembered to write down). They will give you some idea of what my reading taste is like. From 2015, I now record all books read and edited on I don’t review books that I have worked on personally as I feel this is a conflict of interest.



  1. An Improper Proposition by Amy Rose Bennett
  2. Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson
  3. Butterfly Season by Natasha Ahmed
  4. Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
  5. Done With Men by Shuchi Kalra Singh
  6. Eleven Seasons by Paul D Carter
  7. End Game by Sean Michael
  8. Eyrie by Tim Winton
  9. Fairway to Heaven by Lily Malone
  10. Finally Home by Zee Kensington
  11. First Time Brad & Sebastian by EM Rose
  12. First Time Josh & Dan by EM Rose
  13. Flight Made Easy by Helena Maeve
  14. Handle With Care by Willa Okati
  15. Heist by Robert Scholfield
  16. Holding Out for a Hero by Amy Andrews
  17. Holiday Affair by Annie Seaton
  18. Life and Times of Michael K by J.M. Coetzee
  19. Living Again by Brynn Stein
  20. Lost & Found by Brooke Davis
  21. Marble Bar by Robert Schofield
  22. Mateship with Birds by Carrie Tiffany
  23. M.I.L.F. by Willow West
  24. Mi Familia by Tessa Cardenas
  25. Overcoming His Pride by Amber Kell
  26. Outback Love Affair by Vivienne Bruce
  27. Picturing Lysander by LM Somerton
  28. Play Acting (Gin & Jazz) by Morticia Knight
  29. Plus One by Scarlett Parrish
  30. Polar Opposites by Aliyah Burke
  31. Red Dirt Talking by Jacqueline Wright
  32. SEALing Fate by Trina Lane
  33. Sense and Sensibility (The Austen Project) by Joanna Trollope
  34. Silver’s Chance by Billi Jean
  35. Summer Son by Anna Martin
  36. The Collected Works of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
  37. The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith
  38. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  39. The Green Heart of Love by Jacquelyn Webb
  40. The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion
  41. The Silver Tongued City Boy by Tamsin Baker
  42. The Sioux Warrior by Robin Gideon
  43. The Tea Chest by Josephine Moon
  44. The Veil by Tiffany Aaron
  45. The Waystation by Blair Erotica
  46. Three Sisters by Susan Mallery
  47. Tiger’s Lily by Cheyenne Meadows


  1. A Faery Dream by Heather Kinnane
  2. A Man for All Seasons by Jenny Brigalow
  3. A Man Without Breath by Philip Kerr
  4. A Newlywed’s Adventures in Married Land by Shweta Ganesh Kumar
  5. An Upside Down Christmas by Loretta Laird
  6. As the River Runs by Stephen Scourfield
  7. A Tryst in Time by H.C. Brown
  8. Blond Truth by Tamsin Baker
  9. Dancing with the Daffodils by Tarion Keelan
  10. Dear K by H.C. Brown and KevaD
  11. Divided Kingdom by Rupert Thomson
  12. Double Jeopardy by Sundari Venkatraman
  13. Drawing Closer by Jenny Schwartz
  14. Ellie’s Gentleman by Georgiana Louis
  15. England or Bust by Georgiana Louis
  16. Fifty Bales of Hay by Rachael Treasure
  17. Fifty Shades of Mr Darcy: A Parody by William Codpiece Thwackery
  18. Finding Billie by Priscilla Brown
  19. Fire by Delys Bird
  20. Here & There: collected travel writing by AA Gill
  21. Heart’s Truth by Tamsin Baker
  22. Instructions for a Heatwave by Maggie O’Farrell
  23. It’s Love Dude by Jenny Schwartz
  24. Jilted by Rachael Johns
  25. Jordy’s Song by EM Rose
  26. Life is So Good by George Dawson and Richard Glaubman
  27. Lord Byron’s Secret Obsession by H.C. Brown
  28. Loving a Fae by Tamsin Baker
  29. Loving Memories by Imogene Nix
  30. Man Drought by Rachael Johns
  31. Money for Blood by Darry Fraser
  32. Montebello by Robert Drewe
  33. Mrs Queen Takes the Train by William Kuhn
  34. Outback Affair by Jacqueline Wright and Rosemary Fitzgerald
  35. Prudence and the Mighty Flynn by Sarah Evans
  36. Role Play by Ana Vincent
  37. Sex, Lies and Bonsai by Lisa Walker
  38. Short Soup by Colleen Kwan
  39. The 100-Year-Old-Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
  40. The Ask by Sam Lipsyte
  41. The Best Man by Kristan Higgins
  42. The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
  43. The Bookshop on Jacaranda Street by Marlish Glorie
  44. The Bucket List: Part Two – Caught by Annie Oakfield
  45. The Cartographer by Peter Twohig
  46. The Chevalier by Jacqueline Seewald
  47. The Dumped Club by Ally Symmons
  48. The Fast Diet by Michael Mosley
  49. The Light Between Oceans by ML Stedman
  50. The List of My Desires by Gregoire Delacourt
  51. The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson
  52. The Passers by Loretta Laird
  53. The Persuasion of Miss Jane Brody by Isabella Hargreaves
  54. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
  55. The View from Here by Lisa Knight
  56. The Water is Wide: A Memoir by Pat Conroy
  57. The Wedding Season by Su Dharmapala
  58. This Forever Game by Darry Fraser
  59. Shameless Ambition by Robert Fanshaw
  60. Six Years by Harlan Coben
  61. Wattle Creek by Fiona McCallum
  62. Wool by Hugh Howey


  1. A Tiny Bit Marvellous by Dawn French
  2. Adolph Hitler: My Part in His Downfall by Spike Milligan
  3. All That I Am by Anna Funder
  4. Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
  5. Burmese Days by George Orwell
  6. Campaign Ruby by Jessica Rudd
  7. Cat Among the Pigeons by Agatha Christie
  8. Chefs of the Margaret River Region by Sue-LynAldrian-Moyle and Lisa Hanley
  9. Christmas Wishes by Rhian Cahill
  10. Death Comes to Pemberley by PD James
  11. Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James
  12. Finding Jasper by Lynne Leonhardt
  13. Flavours of Melbourne by Jonette George
  14. Gold by Chris Cleave
  15. Poet’s Cottage by Josephine Pennicott
  16. Produce to Platter: Mornington Peninsula by Jonette George
  17. Puppy Love by Ana Vincent
  18. Ruby Blues by Jessica Rudd
  19. Running Pink by Megan Norris
  20. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen by Paul Torday
  21. The Baron’s Bargain by Misty King
  22. The Bodysurfers by Robert Drewe
  23. The Bucket List: Part One by Annie Oakfield
  24. The Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling
  25. The Curious Incident of the Dog inthe Night Time by Mark Haddon
  26. The Freudian Slip by Marion von Adlerstein
  27. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacksby Rebecca Skloot
  28. The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul by Deborah Rodriguez
  29. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  30. The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
  31. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
  32. Things That are Found in Trees; edited by Richard Rossiter
  33. Truth by Peter Temple

  1. 10 Short Stories You Must Read in 2010
  2. 5 Ways to Carry a Goat by Ben Groundwater
  3. A History of Insects by Yvonne Roberts
  4. Book of Lost Threads by Tess Evans
  5. Dear Fatty by Dawn French
  6. Dog Boy by Eva Hornung
  7. Hopetoun Wives by Fran Cusworth
  8. How to Break Your Own Heart by Maggie Alderson
  9. In the Mood by Laura Bloom
  10. Indelible Ink by Fiona McGregor
  11. Lovesong by Alex Miller
  12. Mama Mia by Mia Freedman
  13. Red Dust by Fleur McDonald
  14. Remember Me by Liz Byrski
  15. Second Fiddle by Mary Wesley
  16. Stairway to Paradise by Madeleine St John
  17. Sustenance by Simone Lazaroo
  18. The Children’s Writer by Gary Crew
  19. The Hand That First Held Mine by Maggie O’Farrell
  20. The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
  21. The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne by Brian Moore
  22. The Plantation by Di Morrissey
  23. The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  24. The Women in Black by Madeleine St John
  25. The World Beneath by Cate Kennedy
  26. Tickled Onions by Morris Gleitzman
  27. Trip of a Lifetime by Liz Byrski
  28. You or Someone Like You by Chandler Burr
  29. The Merry-Go-Round in the Sea by Randolph Stow


  1. A Christmas Secret by Anne Perry
  2. A Partisan’s Daughter by Louis de Bernieres
  3. Body Surfing by Anita Shreve
  4. Boy on a Wire by Jon Doust
  5. Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
  6. Emma in Love by Emma Tennant
  7. Gone Tomorrow by Lee Child
  8. Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  9. Harnessing Peacocks by Mary Wesley
  10. Iris and Ruby by Rosie Thomas
  11. Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey
  12. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez
  13. Love Like Water by Meme McDonald
  14. Memories of My Melancholy Whores by Gabriel García Márquez
  15. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
  16. Past Mortem by Ben Elton
  17. Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  18. Q & A by Vikas Swarup
  19. Red Dress Walking by Sarah Jones
  20. Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier
  21. Roadside Sisters by Wendy Harmer
  22. Rosewater and Soda Bread by Marsha Mehran
  23. Seven Seasons in Aurukun by Paula Shaw
  24. Swimming to Ithaca by Simon Mawer
  25. Ten Things I Hate About Me by Randa Abdel-Fattah
  26. The Boat by Nam Le
  27. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne
  28. The Children by Charlotte Wood
  29. The Good Mayor by Andrew Nicoll
  30. The Good Parents by Joan London
  31. The Good Wife by Elizabeth Buchan
  32. The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fizgerald
  33. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shafer
  34. The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
  35. The Last Sky by Alice Nelson
  36. The Last Time They Met by Anita Shreve
  37. The Moment You Were Gone by Nicci Gerrard
  38. The Shifting Fog by Kate Morton
  39. The Sixth Wife by Suzannah Dunn
  40. The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas
  41. The Spare Room by Helen Garner
  42. The True Story of Butterfish by Nick Earls
  43. The Turning by Tim Winton
  44. The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett
  45. The Watsons and Emma Watson by Jane Austen and Joan Aiken
  46. The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
  47. Tiger Woods by Nicholas Edwards
  48. Unless by Carol Shields
  49. Upside Down, Inside Out by Monica McInerney
  50. When Will There be Good News by Kate Atkinson

  1. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khalid Hossein
  2. Animal Farm by George Orwell
  3. Austenland by Shannon Hale
  4. Breath by Tim Winton
  5. Burning Bright by Tracey Chevalier
  6. Certainty by Madeleine Thien
  7. For One More Day by Mitch Albom
  8. H.R.H. by Danielle Steel
  9. Instances of the Number 3 by Salley Vickers
  10. Kimberley Moon by Di Morrissey
  11. Miss Webster and Cherif by Patricia Duncker
  12. More Letters from Pemberley by Jane Dawkins
  13. No! I Don’t Want to Join a Bookclub by Virginia Ironside
  14. On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan
  15. One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson
  16. One Hot Country Summer by Rebecca Shaw
  17. Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson
  18. Perfect Skin by Nick Earls
  19. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  20. Pride and Promiscuity: The Lost Sex Scenes of Jane Austen by Arielle Eschstut and Dennis Aston
  21. Quarter Tones by Susan Mann
  22. Queen Kat, Carmel and St Jude by Maureen McCarthy
  23. Rise and Shine by Anna Quindlen
  24. Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
  25. Saffron Kitchen by Yasmin Crowther
  26. Shalott by Felicity Pulman
  27. Still Life With Husband by Lauren Fox
  28. Summer’s Lease by John Mortimer
  29. Sun at Midnight by Rosie Thomas
  30. Suspense and Sensibility by Carrie Bedis
  31. The Binding Chair by Kathryn Harrison
  32. The Careful Use of Compliments by Alexander McCall Smith
  33. The Darcy Connection by Elizabeth Aston
  34. The Darcy Spirit by Elizabeth Aston
  35. The Fall by Simon Mawer
  36. The Faraday Girls by Monica McInerney
  37. The Gospel of Gods and Crocodiles by Elizabeth Stead
  38. The Last Days of Dogtown by Anita Diamant
  39. The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen by Syrie James
  40. The Other Side of You by Salley Vickers
  41. The Potter’s House by Rosie Thomas
  42. The Reckoning by Sue Walker
  43. The Reinvention of Ivy Brown by Roberta Taylor
  44. The Shipping News by Annie Proulx
  45. The Three Miss Margarets by Louise Shaffer
  46. The Time Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  47. The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O’Farrell
  48. Trip of a Lifetime by Liz Byrski
  49. Tuvalu by Andrew O’Conner
  50. When Madeline was Young by Jane Hamilton

  1. A Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon
  2. Adèle by Emma Tennant
  3. Alphabet Sisters by Monica McInerney
  4. Appointment with Death by Agatha Christie
  5. Atonement by Ian McEwan
  6. Belly Dancing for Beginners by Liz Byrski
  7. Blue Shoes and Happiness by Alexander McCall Smith
  8. Bone People by Ker Hulme
  9. Calico Road by Anna Jacobs
  10. Case Histories by Kate Atkinson
  11. Coronation Talkies by Susan Kurosawa
  12. Doctored Evidence by Donna Leon
  13. Escaping by Henrietta Taylor
  14. Falling Angels by Tracy Chevalier
  15. Fortune’s Rock by Anita Shreve
  16. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling
  17. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by JK Rowling
  18. Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard by Anita Desai
  19. In the Company of the Courtesan by Sarah Dunant
  20. Magic Hour by Kristin Hannah
  21. Star Sullivan by Maeve Binchy
  22. Sunstroke by Jesse Kellerman
  23. The Borrowed Girl by Gabrielle Carey
  24. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon
  25. The Devil and Miss Prym by Paulo Coelho
  26. The Five People you Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
  27. The Highest Tide by Jim Lynch
  28. The Last Girls by Lee Smith
  29. The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards
  30. The Optimists by Andrew Miller
  31. The Station at Austin Downs by Jo Jackson King
  32. The Wives of Bath by Wendy Holden
  33. Two Lives by Vikram Seth
  34. When in Rome by Penelope Green
  35. You’ve Gotta Have Balls by Lily Brett
  36. Zorro by Isabel Allende

2006 and before
  1. A Line in the Sand by Gerald Seymour
  2. A Patchwork Planet by Anne Tyler
  3. A Wedding in December by Anita Shreve
  4. A Widow for One Year by John Irving
  5. Aiding and Abetting by Muriel Spark
  6. Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt
  7. Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson
  8. Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
  9. Big Women by Fay Weldon
  10. Brick Lane by Monica Ali
  11. Cloudstreet by Tim Winton
  12. Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende
  13. Dirt Music by Tim Winton
  14. Disgrace by JM Coetzee
  15. Electricity by Victora Glendinning
  16. Eleven Minutes by Paulo Coelho
  17. Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
  18. Geisha of Gion by Mineko Iwasaki
  19. Girl With a Pearl Earing by Tracy Chevalier
  20. Good Harbour by Anita Diamant
  21. Hiam by Eva Sallis
  22. In Translation by ?
  23. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  24. Life is So Good by George Dawson and Richard Glaubman
  25. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  26. Lilian’s Story by Kate Grenville
  27. Loving Him by Kate O’Riordan
  28. Lucky by Alice Seabold
  29. Mao’s Last Dancer by Li Cunxin
  30. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
  31. Micky Darlin’ by Victor Kelleher
  32. Miss Garnet’s Angel by Salley Vickers
  33. Mr Golightly’s Holiday by Salley Vickers
  34. My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
  35. Nancy Wake by Peter Fitzsimons
  36. Oranges are not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson
  37. Perfune by Patrick Suskind
  38. Pomegranate Soup by Marsha Mehran
  39. Pompeii by Robert Harris
  40. Portrait in Sepia by Isabel Allende
  41. Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
  42. Riding the Bus with My Sister by Rachel Simon
  43. Salem Falls by Jodi Picoult
  44. The 158-pound Marriage by John Irving
  45. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  46. The Bride Stripped Bare by Nikki Gemmell
  47. The Budda of Suburbia by Hanif Kureishi
  48. The Cider House Rules by John Irving
  49. The Cloning of Joanna May by Fay Weldon
  50. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
  51. The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom
  52. The Hills of Tuscany by Ferenc Máté
  53. The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving
  54. The Kite Runner by Khalid Hossein
  55. The Lady and the Unicorn by Tracy Chevalier
  56. The Last Resort by Douglas Rogers
  57. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
  58. The Memory Stones by Kate O’Riordan
  59. The Mistress of Lilliput by Alison Fell
  60. The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
  61. The Other Boleyn Girl by Phillipa Gregory
  62. The Pilot’s Wife by Anita Shreve
  63. The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
  64. The Sea by John Banville
  65. The Shark Net by Robert Drewe
  66. The Surgeon of Crowthorne by Simon Winchester
  67. The Weight of Water by Anita Shreve
  68. True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey
  69. Wild Swans by Jung Chang
  70. Women in the Background by Barry Humphries
  71. Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks