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.

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Books I’ve read in…

2020

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

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 Lomrdo, The Most Fun We Ever Had

Chaim Potok,  My Name Is Asher Lev

Delia Owens, Where the Crawdads Sing

 

2019

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

 

2018

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

Chimamamda Ngozi Adichie, Americanah

Chimamamda 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

 

2017

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.

♥ Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, The Purple Hibiscus.

♥ Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, The Thing Around Your Neck.

Haruki Murakami, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

Haruki Murakami, Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman.

Barbara Kingsolver, The Poisonwood Bible.

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.

2016

Mariam Petroszjan, Abban a házban…

(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 the list decided to fly to MB heaven…

Haruki Murakami, 1Q84.

♥  Terry Pratchett, The Discworld series

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