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To read/watch over the summer:

- The First Casualty by Ben Elton
- Beyond Black by Hilary Mantel
- A Place of Greater Safety by Hilary Mantel
- Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
- The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
- Mordred, Bastard Son by Douglas Clegg
- Mephisto by Klaus Mann
- Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
- The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
- Black Powder War by Naomi Novik
- Rebel Angels by Libba Bray
- Memory by Lois McMaster Bujold
- The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood
- The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
- The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
- The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
- The Secret History by Donna Tartt
- Beowulf trans. Seamus Heaney
- Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff
- One Dagger for Two by Philip Lindsay
- Dead Man in Deptford by Anthony Burgess
- Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
- The Interpretation of Murder by Jed Rubenfeld
- Journey's End by R.C. Sherriff
- Wicked by Gregory Maguire
- A Feast for Crows by George R. R. Martin

- Dr Faustus by Christopher Marlowe
- The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
- The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
- 1984 by George Orwell
- Catherine the Great by Virginia Rounding

- Never Again: 1945-1951 by Peter Hennessey
- Having It So Good: 1950s Britain by Peter Hennessey
- Goodbye to All That by Robert Graves
- The Lion and the Unicorn by Richard Aldous
- Caroline and Charlotte: Regency Scandals by Alison Plowden
- The Edwardians: A Biography of the Edwardian Age by Roy Hattersley
- The Perfect Summer: Dancing into Shadow in 1911 by Juliet Nicolson
- Sex with Kings: 500 Years of Adultery, Power, Rivalry and Revenge by Eleanor Herman
- Right Royal Bastards: The Fruits of Passion by Peter Beauclerk-Dewar
- Now You See It by Richard Dyer
- Burmese Days by George Orwell
- Essays by George Orwell
- Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell
- Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell
- The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell
- The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson
- The Roses of No Man's Land by Lyn Macdonald
- Queer London: 1918-1957 by Matt Houlbrook
- The Greek Myths by Robert Graves

- Maddigan's Fantasia by Margaret Mahy
- Ironside by Holly Black
- Valiant by Holly Black
- The Hollow Kingdom by Clare Dunkle
- Melusine by Sarah Monette
- The Master of Seacliff by Max Pierce
- Manhunting by Jennifer Crusie
- Anyone But You by Jennifer Crusie
- Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie
- Just A Boy by R.W. Clinger
- My Lucky Star by Joe Keenan
- When Dreams Tremble by Radclyffe
- Vintage: A Ghost Story by Steve Berman
- Protector of the Realm by Gun Brooke
- Hex: A Novel of Love Spells by Darieck Scott
- Kissing the Witch by Emma Donoghue
- The Rest Falls Away by Colleen Gleason
- Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Cafe by Fannie Flagg
- Nancy Clue and Cherry Aimless by Mabel Maney

- But I'm A Cheerleader!
- The Lion in Winter
- The State Within
- Rome
- Angelic Layer
- Sukisho
- Full Metal Alchemist
- GetBackers
- Big Eden
- Pan's Labyrinth

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Date: 2007-06-12 09:33 pm (UTC)
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Lol. There are a lot of books on that list that I have either read and enjoyed immensely or want to read myself.

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Date: 2007-06-12 11:57 pm (UTC)
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I separated the ones I feel I should read from the ones I really want to (mostly because the ones I really want to are all romance novels or fantasy or generally brain-fluff). I think I'll probably love them all equally in the end (so long as I can get most of them from the library...)

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Date: 2007-11-18 05:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That is an awesome list, Robert Grave's Greek myths is really good, I enjoy his writing immensely. Blind Assassin is rated as one of my favourite Margaret Atwood books, it has a very well layered story and it draws you in. Although I would recommend reading it when you have a weekend to dedicate to it.

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Date: 2007-11-18 10:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
We have a copy at home and [ profile] just_marzipan is always poking me to read something by Graves. I like Atwood, though, and I do intend to read more by her. I keep going and re-reading crap, though, instead of actually striking things out on this list.


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