Reading the books I own … an update.

This is a follow up to this post This is an update of my quest to read the books I own before buying new books. I am going to attempt to buy no further books between now and August, to try and get this list down to less than 50, it currently stands at 84!
The original list was created in August 2013. Between then and now (April 2014), I have read 28 of the books and the ones listed below are the ones that remain unread. There were also 3 books that I started and did not finish so have been removed from the list.
26 remain on the list. I have read other books in that time as well.
  • Shackleton’s Way: Leadership lessons from the Great Antarctic Explorer – Margot Morrell and Stephanie Capparell
  • Professional Captial: Transforming Teaching in Every School – Mandy Hargreaves and Michael Fullan
  • A Convenient Hatred: The History of Antisemitism – Facing History and Ourselves
  • Political Parties in Britain – Matt Cole and Helen Deighan
  • Brilliant Subject Leader – Marc Bowen
  • World City – Doreen Massey
  • Shut Up and Take Action – Action Jackson
  • Johnson’s Life of London – Boris Johnson
  • Pulphead – John Jeremiah Sullivan
  • The Secret State: Whitehall and the Cold War – Peter Hennessy
  • Cities are Good For You – Leo Hollis
  • You Talking to Me?: Rhetoric from Aristotle to Obama – Sam Leith (K)
  • Underground London – Stephen Smith
Autobiography / Biography
  • Small Wars Permitting – Christina Lamb
  • Longitude – David Sobel
  • The Last Wish – Andrze Sapkowski
  • Vanity Fair – Thakeray
  • Sunnyside – Glen David Gold
  • The Dog Stars – Peter Heller
  • The Snow Child – Eowyn Ivey
  • The Brutal Art – Jesse Kellerman
  • Carter Beats the Devil – Glen David Gold
  • The Flying Man – Roopa Farooki
  • Tender is the Night – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • the Other Hand – Chris Cleave
  • Code Name Verity – Elizabeth Wein (K)
New books:
Books that were not on the original, list but are to be read. This is either because I have brought them since August 2013 or just did not add them originally. There are 58 on this new list.
  • Influence: The psychology of persuasion – Robert Cialdini
  • Detroit: An American Autopsy – Charlie LeDuff
  • A History of Future Cities – Daniel Brook
  • The Undercover Economist – Tim Harford
  • Planet of Slums – Mike Davis
  • Left Brain, Right Brain: How Leaders Make Winning Decisions – Phil Rosenburg
  • Talk for Writing in Secondary Schools – Julia Strong
  • Constructing Research Questions – Mats Alversson and Jorgen Sandberg
  • The Book of the Plenary – Phil Beadle
  • Blink: The power of thinking without thinking – Malcolm Gladwell (LR)
  • Unhomework: How to get the most out of homework, without really setting it – Mark Creasy (K)
  • The Seven T’s of Practical Differentiation – Sue Cowley
  • Education, Education, Education: Reforming England’s Schools – Andrew Adonis (LR)
  • The Making of Modern Britain – Andrew Marr (K)
  • Trivium 21c: Preparing Young People for the Future with lessons from the Past – Martin Robinson (K)
  • London: The Autobiography – Jon E. Lewis (K)
  • Austaerity Britain – David Kynaston (K)
  • Mindset: Howe you can fulfill your potential – Carol Dweck (K)
  • Team of Rivals – Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • Who Moved by Cheese? – Dr. Spencer Johnson
  • Heat – George Monbiot
  • The White Man’s Burden – Easterly
  • 10 Geographic Ideas Which Changed the World
  • Coming up Trumps – Jean Trumpington (LR)
  • Dearest Jane – Jane Torday & Roger Mortimer (LR)
  • The Lost Child of Philomena Lee – Martin Sixsmith (LR)
  • The Best Job in the World – Vic Goddard (LR)
  • Teaching in the Terrordome – Two Years in West Baltimore with Teach for America – Heather Lanier
  • Strictly Ann – Ann Widdecome (LR)
  • Twelve Years a Slave – Solomon Northup (K)
  • Shantaram – Gregory David Roberts (K)
  • Autobiiography – Morrissey
  • When the Lights Went Out: Britain in the Seventies (K)


  • The Burning – M.R. Hall (LR)
  • Iain Banks – The Quarry (LR)
  • Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years (LR)
  • The Expats – Chris Pavone (K)
  • Sad Wind from the Sea – Jack Higgins (K)
  • Acts of Violence – Ryan David Jahn (K)
  • Meltwater – Michael Ridpath (K)
  • The Graduate Student – James Polster (K)
  • Eye of the Needle – Ken Follett (K)
  • When I lived in Modern Times – Linda Grant (K)
  • Killl&Cure – Stephen Davision
  • Devil-Devil – G.W. Kent (K)
  • Hostile Witness – Rebecca Forster (K)
  • Ash – James Herbert (K)
  • Walden on Wheels – Ken Ilgunas (K)
  • Only time Will Tell – Jeffrey Archer (K)
  • The Detectives Daughter – Lesley Thompson (K)
  • Zero Day – David Baldacci (K)
  • Perfect People – Peter James (K)
  • The Lewis Man – Peter May (K)
  • Sea of Poppies – Amitav Ghosh
  • The Universe versus Alex Woods – Gavin Extence
  • The Curious Incident of the dog in the night time – Mark Hadden
  • Yellow Birds – Kevin Powers
  • Red Plenty – Francis Spufford
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