what’s bookandbed reading?

Since starting the blog, I found it had a fantastic impact upon my reading life and that I was enjoying reading – and life – so much more.

2012 was a great year for my grown-up reading productivity. I hoped to do better it in 2013, but ended up training as an NLP practitioner, extending the lease on the flat, moving home, relocating 120 miles, getting my 4 year old into a new school, commuting to work in London and renovating a huge, overblown, tired Victorian gaff. It’s safe to say my reading (and blogging) suffered a bit! Halfway through 2014, still working on the house, pregnant with baby number 2 and by June I’d still yet to actually finish a book… although a few months later, I’ve already read more than I did in 2013. However. That wasn’t hard. As for 2015 and 2016..? Ok, I’m on it.


Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs

Happy by Derren Brown

Out of Time by Miranda Sawyer


I Remember Nothing by Nora Ephron

I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron

Harry Potters 1&2 with Emilia at bedtime

Alice in Wonderland at bedtime


The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides 

My Family and Other Animals by Clare Balding 

How to build a Girl by Caitlin Moran 

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt 

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (I was in hospital – don’t judge me!) 

The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness 

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Fowler

American Gods by Neil Gaiman

The Ocean  at the End of The Lane by Neil Gaiman

More Than This by Patrick Ness

Chicken with Plums – Majane Satrapi
Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
Before I go to Sleep – A J Watson
The Woman in Black – Susan Hill
The Story of The Streets – Mike Skinner
In Office Hours – Lucy Kellaway
A Monster Calls – Patrick Ness
Kill Your Friends – John Niven
Pigeon English – Stephen Kellman
JPod by Douglas Coupland
The Sisters Brothers – Patrick de Witt
Lucky Break by Esther Freud
The Crimson Petal and The White by Michel Faber
Charlotte Street by Danny Wallace
The Sense of An Ending by Julian Barnes
When God Was a Rabbit by Sarah Winman
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Mockinjay by Suzanne Collins
Heartburn by Nora Ephron
Life, Death and Vanilla Slices by Jenny Eclair
The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz
The Devil in Amber by Mark Gatiss
The Colour by Rose Tremain
Moranthology by Caitlin Moran
The Stranger’s Child by Alan Hollinghurst
Life by Keith Richards
N-W by Zadie Smith


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