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About my libraryFavourite Books Read in 2014

Prague by Arthur Phillips
Empress Dowager Cixi by Jung Chang
The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz by Mordecai Richler
Rouse up O Young Men of the New Age! by Kenzaburo Oe
The Riddle of the Labyrinth by Margalit Fox
Winter in Madrid by C.J. Sansom
The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud
Sacre Bleu A Comedy D'Art by Christopher Moore
Between Friends by Amos Oz
Vampires in the Lemon Grove by Karen Russell
The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka
An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Tastemakers by David Sax
Manuscript Found in Accra by Paulo Coelho
A Thousabd Years of Good Prayers by Yiyun Li
Origins a memoir by Amin Maalouf
Unscrolled 54 Writers and Artists Wrestle With the Torah edited by Roger Bennett
George, Nicholas and Wilhelm Three Royal Cousins and the Road to World War 1 by Miranda Carter
A Man Without Breath by Phillip Kerr
Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking by Anya Von Bremzen
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Gold Boy, Emerald Girl by Yiyun Li
Journey to the Abyss The Diaries of Count Harry Kessler 1880-1918 edited by Laird M. Easton
The Invisible Woman by Claire Tomalin
All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews
The Hired Man by Aminatta Forna
The Marrying of Chani Kaufman by Eve Harris
The Bees by Laline Paull
A Basket of Apples Stories by Shirley Faessler
Tracks by Robyn Davidson
The Harmony Silk Factory by Tash Aw
Longbourn by Jo Baker
The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson
Old School by Tobias Wolff
Caught by Lisa Moore
Night Film by Marisha Pessl
Baldwin Street by Alvin Rakoff
The War that Ended Peace-The Road to 1914 by Margaret MacMillan
A Tale for The Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
Birthday Letters by Ted Hughes
Stone Mattress- Nine Tales by Margaret Atwood
Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi
The Betrayers by David Bezmozgis
Egg and Spoon by Gregory Maguire
Between Gods by Alison Pick
Jews and Words by Amos Oz and Fania Oz-Salzberger
The Dinner by Herman Koch
Mr. Mani by AB Yehoshua
A Short History of Myth by Karen Armstrong
Kicking the Sky by Anthony De Sa
The Massey Murder by Charlotte Gray
Sweetland by Michael Crummey
Mr. Selden's Map of China by Timothy Brook
Us Conductors by Sean Michaels
Through the Woods by Emily Carroll
The Wondrous Woo by Carrianne K.Y. Leung
The Blazing World by Siri Hustvedt
Wonder of Wonders A Cultural History of A Fiddler on the Roof by Alisa Solomon

Favourite Books Read in 2013

Dance of the Happy Shades by Alice Munro
The Churchills in Love and War by Mary S. Lovell
The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng
Crossing Borders Hebrew Manuscripts as a Meeting Place of Cultures edited by Piet van Boxel and Sabine Arndt
The Gift of Rain by Tan Twan Eng
Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin by Timothy Snyder
Dirt Candy a cookbook by Amanda Cohen
Walter Benjamin The Story of a Friendship by Gershon Scholem
After Midnight by Irmgard Keun
Yiddishkeit edited by Harvey Pekar & Paul Buhle
The Orientalist by Tom Reiss
Where'd You Go,Bernadette by Maria Semple
Last Friends by Jane Gardam
Railsea by China Mieville
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
The Black Count Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and The Real Count of Monte Cristo by Tom Reiss
Ryszard Kapuscinski A Life by Artur Domoslawski
The Property by Rutu Modan
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
Gotz and Meyer by David Albahari
Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martel
The Street Sweeper by Elliot Perlman
The Exile Book of Yiddish Women Writers edited by Frieda Johles Forman
The Magic of Saida by M.G. Vassanji
The Suitcase by Sergei Dovlatov
TransAtlantic by Colum McCann
The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells by Andrew Sean Greer
Merivel A Man of His Time by Rose Tremain
Harvest by Jim Crace
The Sea by John Banville
Maddaddam by Margaret Atwood
The Daughters of Mars by Thomas Keneally
The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
The Quiet Twin by Dan Vyleta
The Crooked Maid by Dan Vyleta
Astray by Emma Donoghue
Pavel and I by Dan Vyleta
Dear Life by Alice Munro

Favourite Books Read in 2012

When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka
MetaMaus by Art Spiegelman
Scenes from Village Life by Amos Oz
Stalingrad The Fateful Siege 1942-1943 by Antony Beevor
The Pity of It All: A Portrait of the German-Jewish Epoch by Amos Elon
The Reinvention of Love by Helen Humphreys
Hot Breakfast for Sparrows: My Life with Harold Town by Iris Nowell
Ashenden by Somerset Maugham
A Place of Greater Safety by Hilary Mantel
Walking since Daybreak: A Story of Eastern Europe, World War II and The Heart of Our Century by Modris Eksteins
The Tragedy of Arthur by Arthur Phillips
The Quiet American by Graham Greene
The Stranger's Child by Alan Hollinghurst
The Paper Garden: Mrs. Delany Begins Her Life's Work at 72 by Molly Peacock
Gillespie and I by Jane Harris
Kolyma Tales by Varlam Shalamov
Stalin The Court of the Red Tsar by Simon Sebag Montefiore
Suddenly A Knock On the Door by Etgar Keret
The Birth House by Ami McKay
The Same Sea by Amos Oz
The Liberated Bride by A.B. Yehoshua
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
Zoo Station by David Downing
Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
Kraken by China Mieville
Painter of Silence by Georgina Harding
The Dream Life of Sukhanov by Olga Grusin
Foreign Bodies by Cynthia Ozick
Leo the African by Amin Maalouf
The Fall of Berlin 1945 by Antony Beevor
Metrostop Paris History From the City's Heart by Gregor Dallas
The Blondes by Emily Schultz
Embassytown by China Mieville
Catherine the Great Portrait of a Woman by Robert Massie
Ru by Kim Thuy
Almost Dead by Assaf Gavron
Love and the Mess We're In by Stephen Marche
Ivan's War Life and Death in the Red Army 1939-45 by Catherine Merridale
Joseph Anton by Salman Rushdie
Skippy Dies by Paul Murray
The Jade Peony by Wayson Choy
One Good Hustle by Billie Livingston
Restoration by Rose Tremain
Siege 13 by Tamas Dobozy

Favourite Books Read in 2011

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen by Paul Torday
A Dead Man in Deptford by Anthony Burgess
Cleopatra A Life by Stacy Schiff
Mordecai: The Life & Times by Charles Foran
Annabel by Kathleen Winter
Berlin Noir by Philip Kerr
Your Sad Eyes and Unforgettable Mouth by Edeet Ravel
Shadow Maker The Life of Gwendolyn MacEwen by Rosemary Sullivan
Irving Layton A Portrait by Elspeth Cameron
The Mitfords Letters Between Six Sisters edited by Charlotte Mosley
The Balkan Trilogy by Olivia Manning
The Better Mother by Jen Sookfong Lee
The Road by Vasily Grossman edited by Robert Chandler
A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
Netherland by Joseph O'Neill
The Impressionist by Hari Kunzru
A Rage to Live A Biography of Richard and Isabel Burton by Mary S. Lovell
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin by Erik Larson
Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart
The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
Grace Williams Says It Loud by Emma Henderson
The Boy in the Moon A Father's Search for His Disabled Son by Ian Brown
The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obecht
The Tiger A True Story of Vengeance and Survival by John Vaillant
The Sisters of Sinai: How Two Lady Adventurers Discovered the Hidden Gospels by Janet Soskice
The French Father by Alain Elkann
Alone in the Classroom by Elizabeth Hay
The Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje
The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt
The Song is You by Arthur Phillips
The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance by Edmund De Waal
Cool Water by Dianne Warren
Half-Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan
Lost and Found by Shaun Tan
The Glatstein Chronicles by Jacob Glatstein
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Drood by Dan Simmons
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Favourite Books Read in 2010

Molly Fox's Birthday by Deirdre Madden
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
The Amazing Absorbing Boy by Rabindranath Maharaj
A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution 1891-1924 by Orlando Figes
Lives of Girls and Women by Alice Munro
The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
George Steiner at the New Yorker edited by Robert Boyers
The Painter of Battles by Arturo Perez-Revert
The Golden Mean by Annabel Lyon
Writing in the Dark: Essays on Literature and Politics by David Grossman
The Waterproof Bible by Andrew Kaufman
The Emergence of Memory:Conversations with W.G. Sebald edited by Lynne Sharon Schwartz.
The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Nikolski by Nicolas Dickner and translated by Lazer Lederhendler
The War Memoir of (HRH) Wallis Duchess of Windsor, a novel by Kate Auspitz
The City and The City by China Mieville
In Other Rooms, Other Wonders by Daniyal Mueenuddin
Through Black Spruce by Joseph Boyden
Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
The Children's Book by A.S. Byatt
Old Filth by Jane Gardam
Beyond Black by Hilary Mantel
Forever Flowing by Vasily Grossman
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet by David Mitchell
Gulag: A History by Anne Applebaum
Come, Thou Tortoise by Jessica Grant
The Angel of Forgetfulness by Steve Stern
Other Colors: Essays and a Story by Orhan Pamuk
Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi by Geoff Dyer
Sanctuary Line by Jane Urquhart
Light Lifting ( stories) by Alexander MacLeod
Far To Go by Alison Pick
Fool by Christopher Moore
Vermeer's Hat:The Seventeenth Century and The Dawn of the Global World by Timothy Brook.
Songs for the Butcher's Daughter by Peter Manseau
The Collected Stories of Isaac Babel edited by Nathalie Babel
Bess of Hardwick by Mary S. Lovell
Great House by Nicole Krauss
The Bishop's Man by Linden MacIntyre

Favourite Books Read in 2009

The Clothes on Their Backs by Linda Grant.
The View from Castle Rock by Alice Munro
84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
The Girls by Lori Lansens
Property by Valerie Martin
The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin's Russia by Orlando Figes
The Outlander by Gil Adamson
The Cobra's Heart by Ryszard Kapuscinski
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
Fabulous Small Jews:Stories by Joseph Epstein
Ghostwritten by David Mitchell
Frida's Bed by Slavenko Drakulic
Dangerous Laughter: 13 Stories by Steven Milhauser
Farthing by Jo Walton
Klezmer: Book One: Tales of the Wild East by Joann Sfar
New Orleans, Mon Amour. Twenty Years of Writings from the City by Andrei Codrescu
Ha'Penny by Jo Walton
The Girl on the Fridge: Stories by Etgar Keret
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
Flights of Love by Bernhard Schlink
Annie's Ghosts by Steve Luxenberg
A Scandalous Life: The Biography of Jane Digby by Mary S. Lovell
Land of Marvels by Barry Unsworth
Lucia in The Age of Napoleon by Andrea di Robilant
Dictation by Cynthia Ozick
Chess by Stefan Zweig
The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood
When I Lived in Modern Times by Linda Grant
number9dream by David Mitchell
February by Lisa Moore
Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden
From The Fifteenth District by Mavis Gallant
Aleppo Tales by Haim Sabato
Galore by Michael Crummey
The Wife's Tale by Lori Lansens
The Disappeared by Kim Echlin
St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves by Karen Russell
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
The German Mujahid by Boualem Sansal
The Glass Room by Simon Mawer
Too Much Happiness by Alice Munro
Every Man Dies Alone by Hans Fallada

Favourite Books Read in 2008

The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
A Writer at War by Vasily Grossman
Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
The Translator A Tribesman's Memoir of Darfur by Daoud Hari
The Nimrod Flipout by Etgar Keret
Late Nights on Air by Elizabeth Hay
Shining At The Bottom of The Sea by Stephen Marche
Triangle by Katharine Weber
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
A Delightful Compendium of Consolation-A Fabulous Tale of Romance, Adventure and Faith in the Medieval Mediterranean by Burton L. Visotzky
The Bastard of Istanbul by Elif Shafak
The Enchantress of Florence by Salman Rushdie
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood( a reread but well worth it!)
The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit by Lucette Lagnado
A Journey to the End of the Millennium by A.B. Yehoshua
Conceit by Mary Novik
Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O'Neill
Travels with Herodotus by Ryszard Kapuscinski
Black Swan Green by David Mitchell
Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones
A Royal Affair George III and His Troublesome Siblings by Stella Tillyard
Troll a Love Story by Johanna Sinisalo
The Flying Troutmans by Miriam Toews
Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler
The Dark Room by Rachel Seiffert
Cultural Amnesia by Clive James
The Last Train to Kazan by Stephen Miller
Tree of Smoke by Denis Johnson
Continuums by Robert Carr
Outwitting History: The Amazing Adventures of a Man Who Rescued a Million Yiddish Books by Aaron Lansky
Tales from Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan
The Secret River by Kate Grenville
Love's Civil War: Elizabeth Bowen and Charles Ritchie Letters and Diaries edited by Victoria Glendinning

Really Favourite books read in 2007

The Ruby in Her Navel by Barry Unsworth
Death of a Monk by Alon Hilu
Bodies and Souls-The Tragic Plight of Three Jewish Women Forced into Prostitution in the Americas by Isabel Vincent
Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
Istanbul, Memories and the City by Orhan Pamuk
Moral Disorder by Margaret Atwood
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte ( not the first time nor the last time read! )
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai
The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon
Six Wives of Henry VIII by David Starkey
The Foreign Correspondent by Alan Furst
The Rabbi's Cat by Joann Sfar
Trickster Travels-A Sixteenth Century Muslim Between Worlds by Natalie Zemon Davis
The World to Come by Dara Horn
The Yacoubian Building by Alaa Al-Aswany
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
The Archivist's Story by Travis Holland
Exit Wounds by Rutu Modan
No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
The Arrival by Shawn Tan
Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
Tyrants by Marshall N. Klimasewiski

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