This year was all re-reads of books, and next year’s will be be all the books I *should* have read. The list is below; it’s 95% children’s classics, with a couple of other authors that I’ve wanted to read but never have.

  1. The Dark Is Rising – Susan Cooper
  2. A Bear Called Paddington – Michael Bond
  3. The Borrowers – Mary Norton
  4. The Ship That Flew – Hilda Lewis
  5. The Wolves of Willoughby Chase – Joan Aiken
  6. Howl’s Moving Castle – Dianna Wynne Jones
  7. A Wizard of Earthsea – Ursula K. Le Guin
  8. The Children of Green Knowe – Lucy Boston
  9. Earthfasts – William Mayne
  10. Carrie’s War – Nina Bawden
  11. Marianne Dreams – Catherine Storr
  12. The Guardians – John Christopher
  13. The Mennyms – Sylvia Waugh
  14. Krindlekrax – Philip Ridley
  15. The Midnight Folk – John Masefield
  16. The Owl Service – Alan Garner
  17. Mrs Frisby and Rats of NIMH – Robert C O’Brien
  18. A Wrinkle In Time – Madeleine L’Engle
  19. Stig of the Dump – Clive King
  20. The Ghost of Thomas Kempe – Penelope Lively
  21. Moondial – Helen Cresswell
  22. The Phantom Tollbooth – Norman Juster
  23. We Have Always Lived In The Castle – Shirley Jackson
  24. Dark Entries – Robert Aickman

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