A Book, Read

A Book, Read is a series that chronicles the books I read over the year.  They aren’t intended to be reviews – I once did that, but I don’t any more.

So.  Here they are.

2017

A Book, Read

  1. 2 January 2017 – Chew, Agnes – The Desire for Elsewhere
  2. 29 January 2017 – Vila-Matas, Enrique – Because She Never Asked
  3. 3 February 2017 – Bolaño, Roberto – Between Parentheses
  4. 6 February 2017 – Modiano, Patrick – So You Don’t Get Lost in the Neighbourhood
  5. 7 February 2017 – Kapuściński, Ryszard – Shah of Shahs
  6. 8 February 2017 – Hrabal, Bohumil – Too Loud a Solitude

2016

A Book, Read

  1. 28 January 2016 – Hobb, Robin – Fool’s Assassin
  2. 9 February 2016 – Wood, James – How Fiction Works
  3. 14 February 2016 – Alexievich, Svetlana – Zinky Boys
  4. 14 February 2016 – de Beauvoir, Simone – The Woman Destroyed
  5. 28 February 2016 – García Márquez, Gabriel – News of a Kidnapping
  6. 1 March 2016 – Auster, Paul – Leviathan
  7. 7 March 2016 – Hobb, Robin – Fool’s Quest
  8. 8 March 2016 – Auster, Paul – Sunset Park
  9. 14 March 2016 – Kundera, Milan – The Festival of Ignorance
  10. 15 March 2016 – Bester, Alfred – The Demolished Man
  11. 28 March 2016 – Eliot, T S – Murder in the Cathedral
  12. 30 March 2016 – Ríos, Julián – The House of Ulysses
  13. 2 April 2016 – Lerner, Ben – Leaving the Atocha Station
  14. 10 April 2016 – Amado, Jorge – The Double Death of Quincas Water-Bray
  15. 19 April 2016 – Rey Rosa, Rodrigo – Severina
  16. 21 April 2016 – Bolaño, Roberto – The Return
  17. 23 April 2016 – Bolaño, Roberto – The Secret of Evil
  18. 25 April 2016 – Bolaño, Roberto – A Little Lumpen Novelita
  19. 12 May 2016 – Alexievich, Svetlana – Voices from Chernobyl
  20. 15 May 2016 – Bolaño, Roberto – Amulet
  21. 17 May 2016 – Sebald, W. G. – Austerlitz
  22. 17 May 2016 – Modiano, Patrick – The Search Warrant
  23. 18 May 2016 – Abe, Kobo – Four Stories
  24. 18 May 2016 – Gracia Armendariz, Juan – The Plimsoll Line
  25. 22 May 2016 – Ovejero, Jose – Nothing Ever Happens
  26. 25 May 2016 – Roth, Joseph – Perlefter
  27. 25 May 2016 – Cook, Glen – The Last Chronicles of the Dread Empire – I – Reap the East Wind
  28. 25 June 2016 – Martin, George R R – A Song of Ice and Fire – I – A Game of Thrones
  29. 4 July 2016 – Martin, George R R – A Song of Ice and Fire – II – A Clash of Kings
  30. 6 July 2016 – Martin, George R R – A Song of Ice and Fire – III Part 1 – Steel and Snow
  31. 6 July 2016 – Proust, Marcel – Pleasures and Regrets
  32. 17 July 2016 – Mieville, China – Perdido Street Station
  33. 19 July 2016 – Marx, Karl and Engels, Friedrich – The Communist Manifesto
  34. 19 July 2016 – Martin, George R R – A Song of Ice and Fire – III Part 2 – Blood and Gold
  35. 21 July 2016 – Bolaño, Roberto – Antwerp
  36. 21 July 2016 – Bolaño, Roberto – Distant Star
  37. 23 July 2016 – Pinter, Harold – Mountain Language
  38. 23 July 2016 – Pinter, Harold – Old Times
  39. 23 July 2016 – Pinter, Harold – The Caretaker
  40. 23 July 2016 – Seamus, Heaney – Selected Poems 1965 – 1975
  41. 15 August 2016 – Stoppard, Tom – Plays Volume 5
  42. 23 August 2016 – Sanderson, Brandon – Mistborn – I – The Final Empire
  43. 23 August 2016 – Sanderson, Brandon – Mistborn – II – The Well of Ascension
  44. 23 August 2016 – Touissant, Jean-Phillippe – Self-Portrait Abroad
  45. 24 August 2016 – Hessel, Stephane – Indignez-Vous!
  46. 24 August 2016 – Tidhar, Lavie – Osama
  47. 25 August 2016 – Echenoz, Jean – Lightning
  48. 26 August 2016 – Houellebecq, Michel – Whatever
  49. 6 September 2016 – Luiselli, Valeria – The Story of My Teeth
  50. 5 October 2016 – Sanderson, Brandon – Mistborn – III – The Hero of Ages
  51. 6 October 2016 – Bolaño, Roberto – A Little Lumpen Novelita (2nd time this year!)
  52. 10 October 2016 – Mann, Thomas – Death in Venice
  53. 11 October 2016 – Perec, Georges – An Attempt at Exhausting a Place in Paris
  54. 12 October 2016 – Toussaint, Jean-Phillippe – The Bathroom
  55. 13 October 2016 – Yan, Mo – Change
  56. 14 October 2016 – Handke, Peter – A Sorrow Beyond Dreams
  57. 15 October 2016 – Gide, Andre – The Fruits of the Earth
  58. 10 November 2016 – Knausgaard, Karl Ove – My Struggle – I – A Death in the Family
  59. 11 November 2016 – Perec, Georges – the art and craft of approaching your head of department to submit a request for a raise
  60. 18 November 2016 – Bellow, Saul – Humboldt’s Gift
  61. 20 November 2016 – Pynchon, Thomas – Bleeding Edge
  62. 22 November 2016 – Ormsby, Mike – Never Mind the Balkans, Here’s Romania

A Book, Abandoned

  1. 23 February 2016 – Eco, Umberto – The Prague Cemetery
  2. 27 March 2016 – Erikson, Steven – House of Chains
  3. 27 March 2016 – Simmons, Dan – Muse of Fire

2015

  1. 1 January 2015 – Naipaul, V. S. – Half a Life
  2. 3 January 2015 – Naipaul, V. S. – Magic Seeds
  3. 4 January 2015 – Thiong’o, Ngũgĩ wa – Weep Not, Child
  4. 12 January 2015 – Bolaño, Roberto – The Return
  5. 13 January 2015 – Roth, Joseph – The Emperor’s Tomb
  6. 14 January 2015 – Modiano, Patrick – Honeymoon
  7. 18 January 2015 – Gemmell, David – Waylander II
  8. 19 January 2015 – Miller, Henry – The Smile at the Foot of the Ladder
  9. 20 January 2015 – Bolaño, Roberto – Distant Star
  10. 21 January 2015 – Gemmell, David – The King Beyond the Gate
  11. 22 January 2015 – Hamsun, Knut – Tales of Love and Loss
  12. 24 January 2015 – Camus, Albert – Exile and the Kingdom
  13. 25 January 2015 – Aira, César – The Hare
  14. 25 January 2015 – Gemmell, David – Sword in the Storm
  15. 27 January 2015 – Murakami, Haruki – Kafka on the Shore
  16. 2 February 2015 – Puig, Manuel – Eternal Curse on the Reader of these Pages
  17. 7 February 2015 – Ryan, Anthony – Blood Song
  18. 10 February 2015 – Weeks, Brent – The Way of Shadows
  19. 13 February 2015 – Greene, Graham – Monsieur Quixote
  20. 14 February 2015 – Vila-Matas – Bartleby & Co.
  21. 21 February 2015 – Vila-Matas – Montano’s Malady
  22. 22 February 2015 – Weeks, Brent – Shadow’s Edge
  23. 23 February 2015 – Vila-Matas – Never Any End to Paris
  24. 26 February 2015 – Modiano, Patrick – Afterimage
  25. 27 February 2015 – Modiano, Patrick – Suspended Sentences
  26. 28 February 2015 – McClellan, Brian – Promise of Blood
  27. 28 February 2015 – Böll, Heinrich – 18 Stories
  28. 3 March 2015 – Modiano, Patrick – Flowers of Ruin
  29. 8 March 2015 – Zarraluki, Pedro – The History of Silence

Note – I read more books than this throughout the year, but sadly abandoned the posts.  At some stage I hope to at least list the books.

 

 

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