Books Read Nov 15 2008 - Nov 15 2009

  1. Books: A Memoir- Larry McMurtry
  2. To Jedenew- Kevin Vennemann (German novelist)
  3. Left in Dark Times- Bernard-Henri Levy
  4. The Devil We Know: Dealing with the New Iranian Superpower- Robert Baer (a must read!)
  5. The Road- Cormac McCarthy
  6. Walden – Henry David Thoreau
  7. Bouvard and Pecuchet- Gustave Flaubert (one of the first great works of modernism)
  8. How Fiction Works- James Wood (One of the best lit. criticism books I've read)
  9. Wandering Star- J.M.G Le Clezio (2008 noble prize, pretty good)
  10. Rimbaud: The Double Life of a Rebel- Edmund White
  11. The Tremendous World I Have Inside My Head: Franz Kafka: A Biographical Essay- Louis Begley
  12. The American Cinema: Directors And Directions 1929-1968- Andrew Sarris
  13. Israel Potter- Herman Melville
  14. The Kindly Ones- Jonathan Littell (Amazing 1000 pages, read it now!)
  15. Heart of Darkness- Joseph Conrad (re-read, amazing again!)
  16. Gomorrah- Roberto Saviano
  17. Sister Carrie- Theodor Dreiser
  18. Vox- Nicholson Baker
  19. The Omnivore's Dilemma- Michael Pollan
  20. Reborn: Journals and Notebooks, 1947 - 1963- Susan Sontag
  21. In the Heart of the Country- J.M. Coetzee
  22. Tropisms- Nathalie Sarraute
  23. t zero- Italo Calvino
  24. A Box of Matches- Nicholson Baker
  25. Landscape in Concrete- Jakov Lind (german novel, 1966)
  26. Daughters of the North- Sarah Hall (Brit)
  27. Mirrors- Eduardo Galeano
  28. Starting Out in the Thirties- Alfred Kazin
  29. Hiding Man: A Biography of Donald Barthelme- Tracy Daughtery
  30. The Anthologist- Nicholson Baker
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Last year was crazy and a horrible reading year! This year will be better...