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Jan 26 2014

Reading List: Books I Read in 2013

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As per tradition, here’s a list of books I read in the year just ended (in this case, 2013), listed alphabetically by author: Purple Hibiscus, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Regeneration, by Pat Barker The Eye in the Door, by Pat Barker Days; A Tangier Diary, by Paul Bowles Three Day Road, by Joseph Boyden † The [...]

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Jan 02 2012

Books I Read in 2011 (…and a few notes about my iPad)

A as per new-year tradition, here is the list of books I read in the year just ended, with commentary to follow: Stet, by Diana Athill* A Long Way Gone, by Ishmael Beah A Visit from the Goon Squad, by Jennifer Egan Homo Evolutis, by Juan Enriquez and Steve Gullans* Headlong, by Michael Frayne On [...]

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Jan 18 2011

Books read in 2010

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As I’ve done every January since 2004, I present here a list of the books I’ve read in the previous year, with commentary. Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe The Stranger, by Albert Camus (translated by Matthew Ward) My Antonia, by Willa Cather Await Your Reply, by Dan Chaon Utz, by Bruce Chatwin Enemy at [...]

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Jan 09 2010

Reading List: Books I Read in 2009

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As is my annual tradition since 2004, I present to you the list of books I read in the previous year (in this case, 2009). They are listed by author, in decending alphabetical order. The ones that really stuck with me are highlighted. House of Meetings, by Martin Amis The Wasted Vigil, by Nadeem Aslam [...]

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Jan 02 2009

Reading List: Books Read in 2008

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As is my annual tradition, I present here a list of the books I read in the just-ended calendar year (2008). Not included are the five titles I put down, unfinished for one reason or another. The list is sorted alphabetically, by author. Particularly noteworthy ones are highlighted in yellow. The Prodigal Tongue, by Mark [...]

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Jan 03 2008

Reading List: Books I Read in 2007

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As is my annual habit, I present to you the list of books I read in the year just ended (2007). The Best Travel Writing 2007 (Traveler’s Tales Books), edited by James & Sean O’Reilly and Larry Habegger The Man Who Turned Into Himself, by David Ambrose Night Train, by Martin Amis Heavy Water, by [...]

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Jan 01 2007

Reading list: books read in 2006

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Once again, as is the tradition, here is my annual listing of the books I read in the year just ended: Dispatches from a Sporting Life, by Mordecai Richler Andorra, by Peter Cameron The Revolution Script, by Brian Moore Paradise, by Donald Barthelme Rene Levesque; The Fascinating Life of a Separatist Icon, by Megan Durnford [...]

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