06 January 2008

What I read in 2007

So you can see just how much a slacker I've been about posting... authors are from memory, so some are missing, possibly mispelled or simply wrong. If there are any in particular you really wish I'd posted about, leave a comment, I might be able to remedy that.

1. Clarissa, Samuel Richardson
2. Bleak House, Charles Dickens
3. The Vicar of Wakefield, Oliver Goldsmith
4. A Good Man is Hard to Find, Flannery O'Connor
5. Wide Saragosso Sea, Jean Rhys
6. Meir Ezofowicz, Eliza Orzeszkowa
7. Frankenstein, Mary Shelley
8. Lyrical Ballads, Wordsworth and Coleridge
9. Mimesis, Eric Auerbach
10. Molloy, Samuel Beckett
11. Consciousness and the Novel, David Lodge
12. Memories of my Melancholy Whores, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
13. Bouvard and Pecuchet, Flaubert
14. Waverley, Walter Scott
15. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
16. Prochno, Waclaw Berent
17. Emma, Jane Austen
18. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Mark Haddon
19. Middlemarch, George Eliot
20. Liquidation, Imre Kertesz
21. Gaelic Gothic, Luke Gibbons
22. Obabakoak, Bernard Atxaga
23. They Call Me Naughty Lola, a collection of LRB Personals ads
24. Vanity Fair, Thackeray
25. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Sterne
26. Maxims, La Rochefucauld
27. Discourse on the Origin of Inequality, Rousseau
28. Melmoth the Wanderer, Maturin
29. Daniel Deronda, George Eliot
30. Jude the Obscure, Thomas Hardy
31. Daisy Miller, Henry James
32. Nogi Izoldy Morgan, Bruno Jasienski
33. Sons and Lovers, DH Lawrence
34. The English Novel: Form and Function, Dorothy van Ghent
35. The Third Policeman, Flann O'Brien
36. Cathleen ni Houlihan, Yeats
37. John Bull's Other Island, Shaw
38. The Playboy of the Western World, Synge
39. Translations, Brian Friel
40. Juno and the Paycock, O'Casey
41. Salt of the Earth, (don't remember)
42. The Aspern Papers, The Turn of the Screw, Henry James
43. Solaris, Stanislaw Lem
44. Hamlet, Shakespeare
45. The Present Age (? no idea)
46. Weiser Dawidek, Huelle
47. Romans Teresy Henert, Nalkowska
48. Trans-atlantyk, Gombrowicz
49. Mialem tylko jedno zycie, Kisielewski
50. The Picture of Dorian Gray, Wilde
51. Austeria, Stryjkowski?
52. Turysci z bocianych gniazd
53. Czaszka w czaszce
54. Granica
55. A Passage to India, Forester
56. Paradise Lost, Milton
57. Nienasycenie, Witkiewicz
58. Songs of Innocence and Experience, Blake
59. The English Novel, Terry Eagleton
60. Something Out There, Nadine Gordimer
61. A Small Place, Jamaica Kingston?
62. The Tempest, Shakespeare
63. Absurdistan, Shteyngart
64. The Informer, O'Flaherty
65. Foe, Coetzee
66. Northanger Abbey, Jane Austen
67. The World Republic of Letters, Pasquale Casanova
68. Molloy, Beckett
69. The Compass of Irony, Muecke
70. Harrington, Maria Edgeworth
71. Mansfield Park, Jane Austen
72. July's People, Gordimer
73. Obsessive Genius
74. 1984, Orwell
75. The Secret History, Donna Tartt
76. Freakonomics
77. A Rhetoric of Irony, Wayne Booth
78. Iliad, Homer
79. Osmy dzien tygodnia, Hlasko
80. Fever Pitch, Hornby
81. Gone, Baby Gone, Lenehan?
82. Genesis
83. Amongst Women, McGahern
84. The Impact of Irish Ireland on Young Poland, Merchant
85. Mialem tylko jedno zycie, Kisielewski
86. Samuel Johnson is Indignant, Lydia... Davis?
87. Apology, Plato
88. The Butcher Boy, Neil... ?
89. Malone Dies, Beckett
90. Jazz, Toni Morrison
91. Symposium, Plato
92. Jakob von Gunten, Walser
93. Cronopios y famas, Cortazar
94. Disgrace, Coetzee
95. An Essay on Irish Bulls, Maria Edgeworth
96. The Unnamable, Beckett
97. The Fall, Camus
98. Somebody's Darling, McMurtry
99. Three Junes, Julia Glass
100. Franny and Zooey, Salinger
101. Atonement, McEwan
102. Irony, Claire Colebrook
103. black dogs, McEwan
104. The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Kundera
105. The Omnivore's Dilemma, Michael Pollan
106. Serendipities, Umberto Eco
107. The Arrival, Shaun Tan
108. always outnumbered, always outgunned, Walter Moseley
109. Confessions of a Mask, Yukio Mishima


Daniel said...

How did you keep track of all of these?

mcquest yb said...

109 BOOKS in a calendar year. Superb effort in my view.

culture_vulture said...


Also, for anyone else wondering - I keep track of them all through a complex bookmark collection system - I write the name of each book I read on the back of the bookmark I used to read it, and then put it in the bottom of the bookmark pile and take a new one from the top for the next adventure...