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About my libraryI do not keep every book that I read. My house can only cope with a limited number of books so from time to time I give books away.
Favourite Book of 2012: Riders in the Chariot by Patrick White
Runners-up: Our Spoons Came from Woolworths by Barbara Comyns; Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward; Lord of Misrule by Jaimy Gordon.
Favourite Books of 2011: A Question of Power by Bessie Head; Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison; Great House by Nicole Krauss; Beware of Pity by Stefan Zweig; The Makioka Sisters by Junichiro Tanaki; Madame Verona Comes Down the Hill by Dmitri Verhulst; Dr Zhivago by Boris Pasternak; The Last Brother by Natacha Appanah; The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
Favourite Book of 2010: Clara by Janice Galloway (Scotland,2002)
Runners-up: Life and Fate by Vasily Grossman; The Land of Green Plums by Herta Muller; The Bridge on the Drina by Ivo Andric; Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates; Ragtime by E.L.Doctorow; By Night Under the Stone Bridge by Leo Perutz.
Favourite Book of 2009: The Radetsky March by Joseph Roth (Austria,1932)
Runners-up: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon; Ransom by David Malouf; The Assistant by Bernard Malamud; The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf; Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
Favourite Book of 2008: Absalom, Absalom by William Faulkner (USA,1936)
Runners-up: The Leopard by Tomasi di Lampedusa; The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton; Fifth Business by Robertson Davies; Sorry by Gail Jones; By The Sea by Abdulrazak Gurnah
Favourite Book of 2007: Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Nigeria,2006)Runners-up: The Emigrants by W.G. Sebald and The Woman Who Walked into Doors by Roddy Doyle
2013 READING SO FAR...
Fifth Business, Robertson Davies (Canada,1970)**
The Manticore, Robertson Davies (Canada,1972)**
World of Wonders, Robertson Davies (Canada,1975)**
The Marquis of Bolibar, Leo Perutz (Germany,1960)**
The Country of the Pointed Firs, Sarah Orne Jewett (USA,1896)**
Strait is the Gate, Andre Gide (France,1924)*
Lost Voices, Christopher Koch (Australia,2012)*
The Polish Boxer, Eduardo Halfon (Guatemela,2012)*
The Cat's Table, Michael Oondatje, (Canada/Sri Lanka,2011)*
Tell it to the Trees, Anita Rau Badami (Canada/India,2011)*
The Birds on the Trees, Nina Bawden (England,1970)*
Gone, Girl by Gillian Flynn
The Sound of the Mountain, Yasunari Kawabata (Japan,1970)
Groups75 Books Challenge for 2013, Author Theme Reads, Clarissa's Cottage, Club Read 2013, Literary Centennials, Needlearts, Patrick White 100th Anniversary Challenge, The Prizes, The Red Room
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