Things I’ve read. Things that have stirred my thoughts, knocked on my head and moved into my mind, that have crept into my dreams. Some I am happy to have finally finished, some were a joy to read, and a few () I never wanted to put down.
This is just that list… in the order I’ve read them.
Books I’ve read in…
Steven Pressfield, The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks & Win Your Inner Creative Battles
John Le Carré, A Perfect Spy
Barack Obama, Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance
Chigozie Obioma, An orchestra of minorities
Flora Nwapa, Efuru
John Howard Griffin, Black like me
Alex Haley, Roots: The saga of an American family
Kazuo Ishiguro, An artist of the floating world
Michelle Obama, Becoming
Malcolm X, The Autobiography of Malcolm X (as told by Alex Hayley)
Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Kazuo Ishiguro, When We Were Orphans
Edward St. Aubyn, Some Hope: A Trilogy
Fatima Farheen Mirza, A Place for Us
Svetlana Alexievich, Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster
Frank Herbert, Dune
Kim Leine, The Prophets of Eternal Fjord
Claire Lomardo, The Most Fun We Ever Had
Chaim Potok, My Name Is Asher Lev
Delia Owens, Where the Crawdads Sing
Salman Rushdie, Quichotte
Magaret Atwood, The Testaments
Magaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale
Karl Ove Knausgard, A Man in Love: My Struggle, Book 2
Karl Ove Knausgard, A Death in the Family: My Struggle Book 1
dr. Anita Mitra, The Gynae Geek
Victor Hugo, The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
Quentin Crisp, The Naked Civil Servant
Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go
Salman Rushdie, The Satanic Verses
Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar
Comac McCarthy, No country for old men
Cormac McCarthy, All the pretty horses
Paul Bowles, The sheltering sky
Henry James, Portrait of a Lady
Michelle Obama, Becoming
Salman Rushdie, Midnight’s Children
Leon Uris, Exodus: A Novel of Israel
Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Chinua Achede, No Longer at Ease
Háy János, Hozott Lélek
Ngozi Adichie, Americanah
Ngozi Adichie, Half of a Yellow Sun
Ursula K. Le Guin, The Dispossessed
Kazuo Ishiguro, Remains of the day
Ursula K. Le Guin, The left hand of darkness
Ursula K. Le Guin, The Lathe of Heaven
Markus Zusak, The Book Thief
dr. Susan Forward, Toxic Parents.
Alice Hoffman, The Rules of Magic
Chris Hadfield, An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth
Gregory McGuire, Hiddensee: A Tale of the Once and Future Nutcracker
Francesca Hornak, Seven Days of Us
Austin Kleon, Steal Like an Artist
Chinua Achede, Arrow of God
Chinua Achede, Things Fall Apart
Annie Proulx, Barkskins
Rene Denfeld, Az elvarázsoltak
(in English: Rene Denfeld, The Enchanted)
Sofi Oksanen, Tisztogatás
(in English: Sofi Oksanen, Purge.)
Julia Spencer-Fleming, Through the Evil Days
Julia Spencer-Fleming, One Was a Soldier
Julia Spencer-Fleming, I Shall Not Want
Julia Spencer-Fleming, All Mortal Flesh
Julia Spencer-Fleming, To Darkness and to Death
Julia Spencer-Fleming, Out of the Deep I Cry.
Sir Hustvedt, What I Loved.
Romesh Gunesekera, Heaven’s Edge.
Amit Chaudhuri, A New World.
Sun-mi Hwang, The Hen Who Dreamed she Could Fly.
Nawal El Saadawi, Woman at Point Zero.
Haruki Murakami, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
Haruki Murakami, Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman.
John Jakes, Heaven and Hell.
John Jakes, Love and War.
Paula Hawkins, The Girl on the Train.
John Jakes, North and South.
Julia Spencer-Fleming, A Fountain Filled with Blood.
(in English: Mariam Petrosyan, The Grey House.)
Julia Spencer-Fleming, In the Bleak Midwinter
Siri Hustvedt, The Summer Without Men.
Elif Shafak, The Fourty Rules of Love.
Sarah Knight, The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck.
Robert Galbraith, The Silkworm.
Arnaldur Indriðason, Reykjavik Nights.
Robert Galbraith, The Cuckoo’s Calling.
Arnaldur Indriðason, Strange Shores.
Arnaldur Indriðason, Black Skies.
Arnaldur Indriðason, Outrage.
Arnaldur Indriðason, Hypothermia.
Arnaldur Indriðason, Arctic Chill.
Arnaldur Indriðason, The Draining Lake.
Arnaldur Indriðason, Voices.
Elif Shafak, The Flea Palace.
Arnaldur Indriðason, Silence of the Grave.
Arnaldur Indriðason, Jar City
Jo Nesbo, The bat.
and a couple of things I remember to have read on my Kobo, before it died and went to MB heaven…
Haruki Murakami, 1Q84.
Sue Grafton, The Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Series (A – W)
Raymond Chandler, Philip Marlowe series
Lawrence Block, Bernie Rhodenbarr series
Rita Mae Brown, Mrs. Murphy mysteries
Spencer Quinn, The Chet and Bernie mystery series