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About meMy 2014 reading logs, with comments

Club Read 2014   Fifth thread   Fourth thread   Third thread  Second thread  First thread

Earlier Reading
2013 Club Read: Sixth thread Fifth thread  Fourth thread  Third thread   Second thread   First thread   75 Books: Second thread   First thread
2012 Club Read: 4th thread 3rd thread 2nd thread 1st thread. 75 Books: 3rd thread 2nd thread 1st thread
2011 Club Read: 3rd thread 2nd thread 1st thread 75 Books: 2nd thread 1st thread
2010 Club Read: 2nd thread 1st thread 75 Books: 4th thread 3rd thread 2nd thread 1st thread
2009 Club Read 75 Books

About my libraryBooks Read in 2014
* means the book was a favorite read

108. The Japanese Corpse by Janwillem van de Wetering
107. Death of a Hawker by Janwillem van de Wetering
106. The Corpse on the Dike by Janwillem van de Wetering
105. The Human Factor by Graham Greene*
104. A Book of Silence by Sara Maitland
103. The Nazis Next Door: How America Became a Safe Haven for Hitler's Men by Eric Lichtblau
102. Tumbleweed by Janwillem van de Wetering
101. The Chouans by Honoré de Balzac
100. Outsider in Amsterdam by Janwillem Van de Wetering
99. In Times of Fading Light by Eugen Ruge*
98. The Red and the Black by Stendhal
97. The Double Death of Quincas Water-Bray by Jorge Amado
96. Confessions of Felix Krull, Confidence Man by Thomas Mann
95. Six Drawing Lessons by William Kentridge
94. The Quiet American by Graham Greene*
93. News from the Empire by Fernando del Paso*
92. The Complete Short Novels by Anton Chekhov
91. Short Letter, Long Farewell by Peter Handke
90. In Translation: Translators on Their Work and What It Means edited by Esther Allen and Susan Bernofsky
89. The Topless Tower by Silvina Ocampo
88. The Violent Land by Jorge Amado
87. The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene*
86. The Captain's Daughter by Alexander Pushkin*
85. The Edge of the Storm by Agustin Yáñez*
84. Love in a Bottle by Antal Szerb
83. The Spectre of Alexander Wolf by Gaito Gazdaznov
82. The Dead Girls by Jorge Ibargüengoitia*
81. The Burning of the World: A Memoir of 1914 by Béla Zombory-Moldován
80. The Wild Ass's Skin by Honoré de Balzac
79. The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 by Christopher Clark
78. The Women's War by Alexandre Dumas*
77. The Mongolian Conspiracy by Rafael Bernal
76. Ninety-Three by Victor Hugo
75. What the Robin Knows: How Birds Reveal the Secrets of the Natural World by Jon Young
74. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal*
73. The President by Miguel Angel Asturias
72. Land of Love and Drowning by Tiphanie Yanique
71. Stories by Anton Chekhov
70. Off Side by Manuel Vázquez Montalbán
69. Lucky Us by Amy Bloom*
68. The Mad and the Bad by Jean-Patrick Manchette
67. Pedro Páramo by Juan Rulfo*
66. Come Along with Me by Shirley Jackson
65. Slip of the Knife by Denise Mina
64. Angelica's Smile by Andrea Camilleri
63. The Treasure by Selma Lagerlöf*
62. One Day of Life by Manlio Argueta
61. Journey by Moonlight by Antal Szerb*
60. A Replacement Life by Boris Fishman
59. Reading Chekhov: A Critical Journey by Janet Malcolm
58. Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino
57. The Songlines by Bruce Chatwin
56. Forty-One False Starts: Essays on Artists and Writers by Janet Malcolm*
55. Terra Nullius: A Journey through No One's Land by Sven Lindquist
54. The White Rock: An Exploration of the Inca Heartland by Hugh Thomson*
53. Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives edited by Sarah Weinman
52. Murder in the Central Committee by Manuel Vázquez Montalban
51. Time Present and Time Past by Deirdre Madden
50. The Forbidden Kingdom by Jan Jacob Slauerhoff
49. In Patagonia by Bruce Chatwin*
48. Deep History: The Architecture of Past and Present edited by Andrew Shryock and Daniel Lord Smail
47. American Innovations by Rivka Galchen
46. If on a Winter's Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino
45. Autonauts of the Cosmoroute by Julio Cortázar and Carol Dunlop*
44. Middle Passage by Charles Johnson*
43. The Reconstruction of Nations: Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Belarus, 1569-1999 by Timothy Snyder
42. The Bird's Nest by Shirley Jackson*
41. The Quality of Mercy by Barry Unsworth
40. Money by Émile Zola
39. The Worst Journey in the World by Apsley Cherry-Garrard*
38. Death in Venice and Other Tales by Thomas Mann
37. Southern Seas by Manuel Vázquez Montalbán
36. The Black Sheep by Honoré de Balzac
35. Sacred Hunger by Barry Unsworth*
34. Journey to a War by W. H. Auden & Christopher Isherwood
33. Neanderthal Man by Svante Pääbo*
32. Oliver VII by Antal Szerb*
31. Hunting Season by Andrea Camilleri
30. Captains of the Sands by Jorge Amado
29. The Sundial by Shirley Jackson*
28. The Saga of Gösta Berling by Selma Lagerlöf
27. The Angst-Ridden Executive by Manuel Vázquez Montalbán
26. The Queen's Necklace by Alexandre Dumas
25. Mastermind: How To Think Like Sherlock Holmes by Maria Konnikova
24. Tattoo by Manuel Vázquez Montalbán
23. The Interpreters by Wole Soyinka
22. Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance by Julia Angwin
21. Boy Snow Bird by Helen Oyeyemi
20. The Pendragon Legend by Antal Szerb*
19. Landscapes of Fear by Yi-Fu Tuan
18. Home Is the Sailor by Jorge Amado
17. The Queen's Necklace by Antal Szerb*
16. Arrow of God by Chinua Achebe*
15. No Longer at Ease by Chinua Achebe
14. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe*
13. The Human Comedy: Selected Stories by Honoré de Balzac
12. The Wine-Dark Sea by Leonardo Sciascia
11. The Beast Within by Émile Zola*
10. Tent of Miracles by Jorge Amado
9. New Grub Street by George Gissing
8. The War That Ended Peace: The Road to 1914 by Margaret MacMillan
7. The Radiance of the King by Camara Laye
6. The Dead Hour by Denise Mina
5. Autobiography of a Corpse by Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky
4. Field of Blood by Denise Mina
3. Forest of a Thousand Daemons: A Hunter's Saga by D. O. Fagunwa
2. Showdown by Jorge Amado*
1. The Road through the Wall by Shirley Jackson

Books Read in 2013
* means the book was a favorite read

110. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas*
109. The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll by Álvaro Mutis*
108. 1941: The Year That Keeps Returning by Slavko Goldstein*
107. The Red Road by Denise Mina
106. The Unknown Masterpiece by Honoré de Balzac
105. Open Door by Iosi Havilio
104. Scars by Juan José Saer
103. Deep Rivers by José Maria Arguedas
102. The Missing Year of Juan Salvatierra by Pedro Mairal
101. The Masterpiece by Émile Zola
100. Treasure Hunt by Andrea Camilleri
99. Backlands: The Canudos Campaign by Euclides da Cunha
98. Maíra by Darcy Ribeiro
97. The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories: From Elizabeth Gaskell to Ambrose Bierce edited by Michael Newton
96. Gods and Beasts by Denise Mina
95. The Hare by César Aira
94. Freud by Jonathan Lear
93. Where There's Love, There's Hate by Adolfo Bioy Casares and Silvina Ocampo*
92. A House in the Country by José Donoso*
91. The African by J.-M. G. Le Clézio*
90. The End of the Wasp Season by Denise Mina
89. Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter by Mario Vargas Llosa*
88. Resolution by Denise Mina
87. A Dead Man's Memoir (A Theatrical Novel) by Mihkail Bulgakov
86. The Broken Road: From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos by Patrick Leigh Fermor
85. Oil on Water by Helon Habila
84. Exile by Denise Mina
83. La Reine Margot by Alexandre Dumas
82. Case Closed by Patrik Ouředník
81. Garnethill by Denise Mina
80. Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China by Paul French
79. Blue White Red by Alain Mabanckou
78. Still Midnight by Denise Mina
77. L'Amour by Marguerite Duras
76. Onitsha by J. M. G. le Clezio*
75. Breaking the Maya Code by Michael D. Coe
74. Red Spectres: Russian Gothic Tales from the Twentieth Century selected and translated by Muireann Maguire
73. 419 by Will Ferguson
72. Rue du Retour by Abdellatif Laâbi
71. Broken Glass by Alain Mabanckou
70. The Laughing Man by Victor Hugo*
69. The Bridge of Beyond by Simone Schwarz-Bart*
68. Morality Play by Barry Unsworth*
67. Where'd You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple
66. The Bottom of the Jar by Abdellatif Laâbi
65. Memoirs of a Porcupine by Alain Mabanckou*
64. Archangel: Fiction by Andrea Barrett
63. Xala by Sembène Ousmane
62. Murther & Walking Spirits by Robertson Davies
61. Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset
60. Dersu the Trapper by V. K. Arseniev*
59. Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery by Robert Koker
58. Who Owns the Future? by Jaron Lanier
57. The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories by Angela Carter
56. The Examined Life: How We Lose and Find Ourselves by Stephen Grosz
55. Ambiguous Adventure by Cheikh Hamidou Kane
54. The Lost Art of Finding Our Way by John Edward Huth
53. Hangsaman by Shirley Jackson
52. The Greenlanders by Jane Smiley*
51. The Belly of Paris by Émile Zola
50. The Seven Solitudes of Lorsa Lopez by Sony Lab'ou Tansi
49. A Child of All Nations by Pramoedya Ananta Toer
48. Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar by Simon Sebag Montefiore
47. The Riddle of the Labyrinth: The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code by Margalit Fox
46. Reticence by Jean-Philippe Toussaint
45. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
44. This Earth of Mankind by Pramoedya Ananta Toer
43. Sister Bernadette's Barking Dog: The Quirky History and Lost Art of Diagramming Sentences by Kitty Burns Florey*
42. Lucifer Unemployed by Aleksander Wat
41. The Conquest of Plassans/A Priest in the House by Émile Zola
40. Surrender on Demand by Varian Fry*
39. The Sorrow of War by Bảo Ninh*
38. Transit by Anna Seghers*
37. Slammerkin by Emma Donaghue
36. The Dance of the Seagull by Andrea Camilleri
35. Alien Hearts by Guy de Maupassant
34. To Say Nothing of the Dog: or How We Found the Bishop's Bird Stump at Last by Connie Willis*
33. Astragal by Albertine Sarrazin*
32. The Sin of Father Mouret by Émile Zola
31. An Armenian Sketchbook by Vassily Grossman*
30. Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol*
29. Pieces of Light: How the New Science of Memory Illuminates the Stories we Tell about Our Pasts by Charles Fernyhough
28. Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome
27. The Necklace and Other Tales by Guy de Maupassant*
26. Smile As They Bow by Nu Nu Yi
25. The Issa Valley by Czeslaw Milosz*
24. It Was a Long Time Ago, and It Never Happened Anyway: Russia and the Communist Past by David Satter
23. The Day of the Owl by Leonardo Sciascia
22. To Each His Own by Leonardo Sciascia*
21. Equal Danger by Leonardo Sciascia
20. War and War by László Krasznahorkai*
19. The Opportune Moment, 1855 by Patrik Ouřednik*
18. The Orientalist: Solving the Mystery of a Strange and Dangerous Life by Tom Reiss*
17. Laughable Loves by Milan Kundera
16. A Harlot High and Low by Honoré de Balzac
15. News from Heaven by Jennifer Haigh
14. Lost Illusions by Honoré de Balzac*
13. Jonathan Wild by Henry Fielding
12. The City Builder by George Konrád
11. Young Stalin by Simon Sebag Montefiore*
10. Old Man Goriot by Honoré de Balzac
9. The Ladies' Paradise by Émile Zola
8. Explosion in a Cathedral by Alejo Carpentier*
7. Doomsday Book by Connie Willis
6. Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel*
5. My Century by Alexsander Wat*
4. Kornél Esti by Dezsõ Kosztolányi
3. The Toilers of the Sea by Victor Hugo*
2. The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal and the Real Count of Monte Cristo by Tom Reiss*
1. Pot Luck by Emile Zola

To see which books I read in earlier years, please go to my library and look for collections labeled "Read in 2011," etc.

GroupsAfrican/African American Literature, All Books Africa, And Other Stories, Author Theme Reads, Biographies, Memoirs and Autobiographies, Board for Extreme Thing Advances, Booker Prize, Bug Collectors, Club Read 2009, Club Read 2010show all groups

Favorite authorsChinua Achebe, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Jorge Amado, W. H. Auden, Beryl Bainbridge, Honoré de Balzac, Amy Bloom, Mikhail Bulgakov, Andrea Camilleri, Bonnie Jo Campbell, Alejo Carpentier, John le Carré, Sarah Caudwell, Anton Chekhov, Barbara Comyns, Albert Cossery, Robertson Davies, Jennifer Egan, Anne Fadiman, J. G. Farrell, Patrick Leigh Fermor, Paula Fox, Mavis Gallant, Jaimy Gordon, Vassili Grossman, Shirley Hazzard, A. E. Housman, Shirley Jackson, Jill Lepore, Mario Vargas Llosa, Janet Malcolm, Thomas Mann, Hilary Mantel, Czesław Miłosz, Alice Munro, Alvaro Mutis, Flannery O'Connor, David Peace, Edith Pearlman, Andrey Platonov, Joseph Roth, Philip Roth, James Salter, Luc Sante, José Saramago, Leonardo Sciascia, Victor Serge, Vikram Seth, Jane Smiley, Rebecca Solnit, Vladimir Sorokin, Antal Szerb, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o, Leo Tolstoy, Honor Tracy, Barbara W. Tuchman, Magdalena Tulli, Sylvia Townsend Warner, William Butler Yeats, Émile Zola (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresBook Culture, Crawford-Doyle Booksellers, Posman Books, St. Mark's Bookshop (New York City), The Corner Bookstore, The Harvard Coop

Favorite publishersArchipelago Books, NYRB Classics

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