Sara's reading log

I am a book hoarder and reader. My main genre is SF, but I also love magic realism, fantasy and general fiction. Favorite authors are Iain M. Banks, Ursula K. LeGuin, Haruki Murakami, José Saramago, Isaac Asimov, Ben Aaronovitch and more. My rating system is based on five stars. I rate books based on my expectations and what a books aims to be. This means that the brilliant 'Fahrenheit 451' gets five stars because I thought it would be good, people said it was good, and it was good, but 'A Closed and Common Orbit' also gets five stars because in its series, in its style, I really enjoyed it and was not disappointed.

10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World by Elif Şafak

Decline and Fall by Evelyn Waugh

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

Twilight by Elie Wiesel

Zolang er leven is by Hendrik Groen

According to Yes by Dawn French

Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Provenance by Ann Leckie

Howards End by E. M. Forster (OM CH)

Pogingen iets van het leven te maken by Hendrik Groen

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff

84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff

Tokyo Decadence by Ryū Murakami

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick

The Housekeeper + The Professor by Yoko Ogawa

Ajax Penumbra 1969 by Robin Sloan

Boven water by Margaret Atwood

Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh

My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok

Swamplandia! by Karen Russell

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan

Adrian Mole: The Wilderness Years by Sue Townsend (FRSL)

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

The True Confessions of Adrian Albert Mole by Sue Townsend (FRSL)

Stoner by John Edward Williams

The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton (MNZM)

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Whit by Iain Banks & Iain M. Banks

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Mr Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

Little Black Book of Stories byDame A. S. Byatt

All Clear by Connie Willis

Mr Toppit by Charles Elton

The Chosen by Chaim Potok

Camera obscura by Hildebrand

Kinder Than Solitude by Yiyun Li

Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz

Kim by Rudyard Kipling

Complicity by Iain Banks & Iain M. Banks

Their eyes were watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

Het diner by Herman Koch

The Thirty Nine Steps byThe Right Honourable the Lord John Buchan (GCMG GCVO CH PC)

The Diary of a Nobody by George Grossmith

S. by Doug Dorst & J. J. Abrams

The Accidental by Ali Smith (FRSL)

The Woman Who Went to Bed For a Year by Sue Townsend (FRSL)

Bint by F. Bordewijk

Bint by F. Bordewijk

De aanslag by Harry Mulisch

The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng

High Fidelity by Nick Hornby

The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson

The Liar by Stephen Fry

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out Of The Window And Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

De wespenfabriek by Iain Banks & Iain M. Banks

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

De geheimen van Pittsburgh by Michael Chabon

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

Feest op het plafond by Annie M. G. Schmidt

Herinnering by Annie M. G. Schmidt

Nocturnes by Kazuo Ishiguro (OBE, FRSA, FRSL)

Persuasion by Jane Austen

The Book of Summers by Emylia Hall

On Beauty by Zadie Smith

When God was a Rabbit by Sarah Winman

One Day by David Nicholls

Jamrach's Menagerie by Carol Birch

Netherland by Joseph O'Neill

Studio Ghibli by Michelle Le Blanc & Colin Odell

An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro (OBE, FRSA, FRSL)

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Emma by Jane Austen

The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole by Sue Townsend (FRSL)

The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt

A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

Marley & Me by John Grogan

Kleine Bij by Chris Cleave

Gebroken licht by Kim Edwards

The Art of Camping by Matthew Abaitua

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13 3/4 by Sue Townsend (FRSL)

Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

De val van een fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid

Afgang by J. J. Voskuil

De dood van Maarten Koning by J. J. Voskuil

Moab is my washpot by Stephen Fry

Black Swan Green by David Mitchell

Waar je valt by M. J. Hyland

En ook weemoedigheid by J. J. Voskuil

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

De zee by John Banville

Possession byDame A. S. Byatt

The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson

The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger

Een korte geschiedenis van de tractor in de Oekraïne by Marina Lewycka

Het A.P. Beerta Instituut by J. J. Voskuil

Oeroeg by Hella Haasse

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon

A Pale View of Hills by Kazuo Ishiguro (OBE, FRSA, FRSL)

De Kraai by Kader Abdolah

Plankton by J. J. Voskuil

Haar naam was Sarah by Tatiana de Rosnay

Eten, bidden, beminnen by Joseph Gies

Vuile handen by J. J. Voskuil

Dagboek van een Geisha by Arthur Golden

De nevelprins by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Meneer Beerta by J. J. Voskuil

Zo kwamen we aan het eind by Joshua Ferris

De erfenis van het verlies by Kiran Desai

The Gathering by Anne Enright

Kamer by Emma Donoghue

De grote zaal by Jacoba van Velde

The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood

The Sweetness at the Bottom Pie by Alan Bradley

De beer is los by Hugo Hoetink & Judith Meiling & Angela Weesie

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

The remains of the day by Kazuo Ishiguro (OBE, FRSA, FRSL)

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

A spot of bother by Mark Haddon

The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

The selected works of T.S. Spivet: a novel by Reif Larsen

De schaduw van de wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

The Biographer's Tale byDame A. S. Byatt

A long way down by Nick Hornby

Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

The Children's Book byDame A. S. Byatt

Duel by Joost Zwagerman

People of the book by Geraldine Brooks

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger

De grote wereld by Arthur Japin

Microserfs by Douglas Coupland (OC OBC)

Firmin by Sam Savage

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

De Brug by Geert Mak

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

Extremely Loyd & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

Freakonomics by Stephen J. Dubner & Steven D. Levitt

JPod by Douglas Coupland (OC OBC)

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen

De pianoman by J. Bernlef

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

De wereld van Sofie by Jostein Gaarder

Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer

Flavour of the Month by Olivia Goldsmith

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Ruins by Kevin J. Anderson

The Unconsoled by Kazuo Ishiguro (OBE, FRSA, FRSL)

Young Wives by Olivia Goldsmith