Reading list, 2004

It felt like I spent a lot of time reading in 2004, yet my list of books read isn’t any longer than last year’s list. On the other hand, this does not include countless magazines and unfinished dabbles into various anthologies and journals.

And as with most things, it’s the quality that counts, not the quantity.

As such, here is the list (alphabetically, by title) of books I read and finished in 2004:

Between Meals: An Appetite for Paris, by A.J. Liebling
Burning Ground, by Pearl Luke
Cannery Row, by John Steinbeck
Daisy Miller, by Henry James
East is East, by T.C. Boyle
In Search of Stupidity, by Merrill R. Chapman
In the Shadow of No Towers, by Art Spiegelman
Mordecai & Me, by Joel Yanofsky
Oryx and Crake, by Margaret Atwood
Prague, by Arthur Phillips
Seventeen Tomatoes, by Jaspreet Singh
Someday, Even Trevi Will Crumble, by Neal McDevitt
The Child in Time, by Ian McEwan
The Daydreamer, by Ian McEwan
The End of Elsewhere, by Taras Grescoe
The Fixer, by Joe Sacco
The Great Game, by Frederick P. Hitz
The New Yorker Stories, by Morley Callaghan
The Sky Unwashed, by Irene Zabytko
The Tipping Point, by Malcolm Gladwell
This Year in Jerusalem, by Mordecai Richler
Traveler’s Tales Spain: True Stories, ed. by Lucy McCauley
War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning, by Chris Hedges
While I Was Gone, by Sue Miller
Youth, by J.M. Coetzee