The Book Club News

100 Books of the decade

Thursday 27 January 2011

Here is Richard and Judy's very own list of books that they believe there to be something for everyone.

Take a look and get inspired from their literary choices, which span across the last ten years. You might find an old favourite, which nudges you into reading it for another time and reminds you once again why it's your favourite, or perhaps you'll discover a new must-read to recommend to your friends from this list of page-turners.

But whichever you choose, Richard and Judy's message to everyone is to enjoy your reading!

A Place of Secrets Rachel Hore

Adrian Mole: The Prostrate Years Townsend, Sue

Agent Zigzag: The True Wartime Story of Eddie Chapman: The Mo Macintyre, Ben

Alone in Berlin Fallada, Hans

American Wife Sittenfeld, Curtis

Angel's Game, The Zafon, Carlos Ruiz

AtonementMcEwan, Ian

Bad Science Goldacre, Ben

Before I Fall Oliver, Lauren

Book Thief, The Zusak, Markus

Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, The Boyne, John

Brisingr Paolini, Christopher

Case Histories Atkinson, Kate

Change in Altitude, A Shreve, Anita

Child 44 Smith, Tom Rob

Children's Book, The Byatt, A.S.

Cloud Atlas Mitchell, David

Corrections, The Franzen, Jonathan

Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, The Haddon, Mark

Da Vinci Code, The Brown, Dan

Duma Key King, Stephen

Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Gilbert, Elizabeth

Elegance of the Hedgehog, The Barbery, Muriel

Engleby Faulks, Sebastian

Exit Music Rankin, Ian

Five People You Meet in Heaven, The Albom, Mitch

Ghost, The Harris, Robert

Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest,The: Millennium Trilogy Larsson, Stieg

Girl Who Played with Fire,The: Millennium Trilogy Larsson, Stieg

Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,The: Millennium Trilogy Larsson, Stieg

Greatest Show on Earth,The: The Evidence for Evolution Dawkins, Richard

Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, The Shaffer, Mary Ann & Barrows, Annie

Half of a Yellow Sun Ngozi Adichie, Chimamanda

Help, The Stockett, Kathryn

Host, The Meyer, Stephenie

House at Riverton, The Morton, Kate

Interpretation of Murder, The Rubenfeld, Jed

Island, The Hislop, Victoria

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell Susanna Clarke

Kite Runner, The Hosseini, Khaled

Labyrinth Mosse, Kate

Lacuna, The Kingsolver, Barbara

Last Fighting Tommy, The: The Life of Harry Patch, the Only Surviving Veteran of the Trenches Patch, Harry & Van Emden, Richard

Lieutenant, The Grenville, Kate

Life of Pi Martel, Yann

Little Stranger, The Waters, Sarah

Making of Modern Britain, The Marr, Andrew

Memory Keeper's Daughter, The Edwards, Kim

Most Wanted Man John Le Carre

Murder Room PD James

My Sister's Keeper Picoult, Jodi

Never Let Me Go Ishiguro, Kazuo

No and Me Delphine de Vigan

No Time for Goodbye Barclay, Linwood

Noah's Compass Tyler, Anne

Norwegian Wood Murakami, Haruki

One Day Nicholls, David

Operation Mincemeat: The True Spy Story That Changed the Course of WWII. Ben Macintyre

Other Hand, The Cleave, Chris

Other Queen, The Gregory, Philippa

Outcast, The Jones, Sadie

PS, I Love You Ahern, Cecelia

Reluctant Fundamentalist, The Hamid, Mohsin

Remarkable Creatures Chevalier, Tracy

Restless William Boyd

Road Home, The Tremain, Rose

Road, The McCarthy, Cormac

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Torday, Paul

Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic, The Kinsella, Sophie

Secret Life of Bees, The Kidd, Sue Monk

Secret Scripture, The Barry, Sebastian

Sepulchre Mosse, Kate

Shack, The Young, William P.

Shadow of the Wind, The Zafon, Carlos Ruiz

Short History of Nearly Everything, A Bryson, Bill

Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian, A Lewycka, Marina

Sister Rosamund Lupton

Small Island Levy, Andrea

Star of the Sea Joseph O'Connor

Starter for Ten Nicholls, David

Suite Francaise Nemirovsky, Irene

Superfreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes and why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance Levitt, Steven D. & Dubner, Stephen J.

Suspicions of Mr. Whicher, The: The Murder at Road Hill House Summerscale, Kate

Tea Time for the Traditionally Built: The No.1 Ladies' Detect McCall Smith, Alexander

Tenderness of Wolves Stef Penney

The Crying Tree Naseem Rakha

The Observations Jane Harris

The Snowman Jo Nesbo

The Wilding Maria McCann

Thirteenth Tale, The Setterfield, Diane

Thousand Splendid Suns, A Hosseini, Khaled

Time Traveler's Wife, The Niffenegger, Audrey

Tipping Point, The: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference Malcolm Gladwell

Very Thought of You, The Alison, Rosie

Waiting for Columbus Thomas Trofimuk

We Need to Talk About Kevin: Serpent’s Tail Classics Shriver, Lionel

White Tiger, The Adiga, Aravind

Winter in Madrid Sansom, C. J.

Wolf Hall Mantel, Hilary

World without End Follett, Ken

You can get your copies of any of the above books from all WHSmith stores across the country, subject to availability or if you just can't wait that long to know your book is on its way, buy it online at: WHSmith