Reading 2009

  1. Nicholson Baker, The Anthologist
  2. Maureen Corrigan, Leave Me Alone, I’m Reading
  3. Judith Lasater, Living Your Yoga
  4. J.C. Hallman, ed., The Story about the Story
  5. Kate Atkinson, Case Histories
  6. Charlotte Bronte, Shirley
  7. Mary Roberts Rinehart, The Yellow Room
  8. Barack Obama, Dreams from My Father
  9. C.J. Box, Out of Range
  10. Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited
  11. Jakov Lind, Ergo
  12. Paco Ignacio Taibo II, The Shadow of the Shadow
  13. Helene Hanff, 84, Charing Cross Road
  14. Susan Hill, The Woman in Black
  15. L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea
  16. Christopher Morley, Parnassus on Wheels
  17. Mary Gaitskill, Veronica
  18. Pema Chödrön, When Things Fall Apart
  19. Cornell Woolrich, The Black Angel
  20. Antonia White, Frost in May
  21. Victor Hugo, The Last Day of a Condemned Man
  22. Laurie King, The Beekeeper’s Apprentice
  23. David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest
  24. Wilkie Collins, The Moonstone
  25. Elaine Showalter, A Jury of Her Peers
  26. Dawn Powell, Dance Night
  27. Chandra Prasad, On Borrowed Wings
  28. Gertrude Stein, Three Lives
  29. Richard Holmes, Coleridge: Early Visions
  30. E.M. Forster, Maurice
  31. Michael Frayn, The Trick of It
  32. Mary Brunton, Discipline
  33. Benjamin Black, Christine Falls
  34. Vladimir Nabokov, Lectures on Literature
  35. Henry Green, Loving
  36. Neil Douglas-Klotz, Prayers of the Cosmos
  37. Salley Vickers, The Other Side of You
  38. Vicky Myron, Dewey
  39. Ross MacDonald, The Underground Man
  40. Jacqueline Winspear, Among the Mad
  41. Patrick Hamilton, The Slaves of Solitude
  42. Anne Fadiman, At Large and At Small
  43. Somerset Maugham, The Razor’s Edge
  44. George Gissing. The Odd Women
  45. P.D. James, Cover Her Face
  46. William Gaddis, The Recognitions
  47. Barbara Pym, An Academic Question
  48. Anne Bronte, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
  49. Julian Barnes, Nothing To be Frightened Of
  50. Stefan Zweig, The Post-Office Girl
  51. David Cecil, The Stricken Deer; or, The Life of Cowper
  52. Chester Himes, The Real Cool Killers
  53. Elizabeth George, A Great Deliverance
  54. Muriel Barbery, The Elegance of the Hedgehog
  55. Brian Lynch, The Winner of Sorrow
  56. Wallace Stevens, Harmonium
  57. Claire Tomalin, Jane Austen: A Life
  58. Dorothy Sayers, Gaudy Night
  59. Ann Patchett, Bel Canto
  60. Peter Ackroyd, The Lambs of London
  61. Jeannette Walls, The Glass Castle
  62. Elizabeth Hardwick, Seduction and Betrayal
  63. Jeanette Winterson, Sexing the Cherry
  64. Virginia Woolf, Monday or Tuesday
  65. E.F. Benson, Queen Lucia
  66. Penelope Fitzgerald, The Bookshop
  67. Bernard Malamud, The Assistant
  68. John Kelly, The Great Mortality
  69. Arthur Conan Doyle, The Sign of Four

2 responses to “Reading 2009

  1. Tom

    I love your blog & your review of Hedgehog, which I was reading at the time. But I’d thought you were on holiday from blogging so I was surprised and delighted to see you’re back at. And as a serial contest loser, I’ll enter your contest.


  2. Thank you Tom! I’m sorry to say you weren’t the winner this time … I’m sort of back from holiday, sort of still on it. I’m making it up as I go along, I suppose.


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