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About meMy 2015 reading logs, with comments
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Earlier Reading
2014 Club Read: Fifth thread   Fourth thread   Third thread  Second thread  First thread
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 2015
* means the book was a favorite read

18. Pushkin Hills by Sergei Dovlatov
17. The Discreet Hero by Mario Vargas Llosa
16. The Hollow-Eyed Angel by Janwillem van de Wetering
15. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope
14. Our Endless Numbered Days by Claire Fuller
13. Clear Light of Day by Anita Desai*
12. Hard Rain by Janwillem van de Wetering
11. The Three Leaps of Wang Lun by Alfred Döblin*
10. Russian Short Stories from Pushkin to Buidaedited by Robert Chandler*
9. The Rattle-Rat by Janwillem ven de Wetering
8. The Manuscript Found in Saragossa by Jan Potocki
7. Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
6. The Streetbird by Janwillem van de Wetering
5. My Kind of Girl by Buddhadeva Bose
4. The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope*
3. Honeydew by Edith Grossman*
2. The Mind-Murders by Janwillem van de Wetering
1. Orient Express by Graham Greene

Books Read in 2014
* means the book was a favorite read

112. The Brewer of Preston by Andrea Camilleri
111. The Maine Massacre by Janwillem van de Wetering
110. Midnight in the Century by Victor Serge*
109. The Blond Baboon by Janwillem van de Wetering
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

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, Anita Desai, 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, Anthony Trollope, Barbara W. Tuchman, Magdalena Tulli, Sylvia Townsend Warner, William Butler Yeats, Émile Zola (Shared favorites)


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

Favorite publishersArchipelago Books, NYRB Classics

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