Thursday, 18 December 2008



As far as I can piece it together, here's what I read this year, in no special order, and with a few especially good graphic novels thrown in:

  1. Station Island - Seamus Heaney ***
  2. The Collected Poetry of Alan Ginsberg ***
  3. Marcovaldo - Italo Calvino ****
  4. The Enigmatic Lett - Georges Simenon ***
  5. Love Of Seven Dolls - Paul Gallico ***
  6. Pictures Of Fidelman - Bernard Malamud ***
  7. On The Road - Jack Kerouack ****
  8. The Heart Of The Matter - Graham Greene *****
  9. Beowulf - Seamus Heaney Translation *****
  10. Lord Jim - Joseph Conrad ****
  11. A House For Mr Biswas - VS Naipaul ****
  12. The Power And The Glory - Graham Greene *****
  13. The Culture Industry - Theodor Adorno ****
  14. Mythologies - Roland Barthes *****
  15. Venus In Furs - Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch *****
  16. The Collected Father Brown - GK Chesterton *****
  17. The Pickwick Papers - Charles Dickens *****
  18. Nicholas Nickelby - Charles Dickens *****
  19. The Day Lasts More Than A Hundred Years - Chingiz Aitmatov ***
  20. The Magic Mountain - Thomas Mann *****
  21. Doktor Faustus - Thomas Mann *****
  22. Death In Venice and other stories - Thomas Mann *****
  23. Zot! - Scott McCloud *****
  24. Tomorrow In The Battle Think On Me - Javier Marias ****
  25. Written Lives - Javier Marias *****
  26. All Souls - Javier Marias ****
  27. Madam Crowl's Ghost And Other Short Stories - Sheridan Le Fanu ****
  28. Carmilla - Sheridan Le Fanu ****
  29. The Ceremonies - TED Klein **
  30. Shadowlands - Peter Straub ***
  31. Snow Country - Yasunari Kawabata *****
  32. Thousand Cranes - Yasunari Kawabata ***
  33. Austerlitz - WG Sebald ****
  34. Red Lights - Georges Simenon ****
  35. Maigret and the Ghost - Georges Simenon ****
  36. Nip The Buds, Shoot The Kids -Kenzaburo Oe ****
  37. Great Apes - Will Self ***
  38. My Idea Of Fun - Will Self ****
  39. The Book Of Disquiet - Fernando Pessoa *****
  40. St. Lucy's Home For Girls Raised By Wolves - Karen Russell **
  41. Goldberg: Variation - Gabriel Josipovici ***
  42. Mr. Norris Changes Trains - Christopher Isherwood *****
  43. Goodbye To Berlin - Christopher Isherwood ****
  44. The Lambs Of London - Peter Ackroyd ***
  45. The Eagle's Throne - Carlos Fuentes ***
  46. The Old Gringo - Carlos Fuentes **
  47. Sentimental Education - Gustave Flaubert *****
  48. Family Matters - Rohinton Mistry ***
  49. The People Of Paper - Salvador Plascencia **
  50. Gentlemen Of The Road - Michael Chabon ***
  51. The Virgin In The Ice - Ellis Peters ****
  52. The Solitaire Mystery - Jostein Gaarder *****
  53. The Black Dossier - Alan Moore and Kevin O' Neill *****
  54. The Rabbi's Cat 2 - Joann Sfar *****
  55. Klezmer 1 - Joann Sfar *****
  56. Onitsha - JMG Le Clezio *****
  57. A Life's Music - Andrei Malkine *****
  58. Ilium - Dan Simmons ****
  59. Good-bye - Yoshihiro Tatsumi ****
  60. The Street Of Crocodiles - Bruno Schulz *****
  61. Snake Catcher - Naiyer Masud *****
  62. Essays In Love - Alain De Botton **
  63. Written On The Body - Jeanette Winterson ***
  64. Kappa - Ryunosoke Akutagawa ***
  65. Three Men In A Boat - Jerome K Jerome ***
  66. Hot Water - PG Wodehouse ***
  67. Money For Nothing - PG Wodehouse ***
  68. The Illustrated Man - Ray Bradbury *****
  69. Inside Mr Enderby - Anthony Burgess *****
  70. Enderby Outside - Anthony Burgess *****
  71. Mozart And The Wolf Gang - Anthony Burgess *****
  72. The Magician - Somerset Maugham *****
  73. Sweeney Astray - Seamus Heaney ****
  74. Mysteries Of Winterthurn - Joyce Carol Oates ***
  75. Candide - Voltaire *****
  76. Zadig - Voltaire *****
  77. Seven Days At The Silberstein's - Etienne Leroux ***
  78. Selected Essays - John Berger ****
  79. The Legends Of Khasak - OV Vijayan ****
  80. Lock 14 - Georges Simenon ****
  81. A Man's Head - Georges Simenon *****
  82. The Collected Ghost Stories of MR James ******
  83. The Collected Poetry Of Cavafy ***

Bit of a slow year, but I'm learning to accept that my pace of reading has slown down a bit with all the tribulations of adult life and whatnot.

1 comment:

K said...

You must lend me Written Lives.

Also, I really want to count this but it makes me a bit dizzy. Are those FLOWER bullets? JP?!