2021

Brook:

1) Ducks, Newburyport, Lucy Ellmann

2) The Adventures of Sally, P.G. Wodehouse

3) The Martian, Andy Weir

4) The Swiss Family Robinson, Johan David Wyss

5) Vi, Kim Thúy (trans. Sheila Fischman)

6) A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World, C. A. Fletcher

7) The Odessa File, Frederick Forsyth

8) Le Grand Meaulnes, Alain-Fournier (trans. Frank Davison)

9) The Churn, James S. A. Corey

10) The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, N. K. Jemisin

11) One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Ken Kesey

12) The Mandelbaum Gate, Muriel Spark\

13) Ivanhoe, Sir Walter Scot

14) Rumpole of the Bailey, John Mortimer

15) Faith Fox, Jane Gardam

16) The Red and the Black, Stendhal (trans. Lloyd C. Parks)

17) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J. K. Rowling

18) Catch-22, Joseph Heller

19) Restoration, Rose Tremain

20) Halfbreed, Maria Campbell

21) A Little Hatred, Joe Abercrombie

22) The Forty Rules of Love, Elif Shafak

23) Gods of Risk, James S. A. Corey

24) The Moon and Sixpence, W. Somerset Maugham

25) Equal Rites, Terry Pratchett

26) Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots, Deborah Feldman

27) Fate, Ian Hamilton

28) Cane, Jean Toomer

29) Every Body Looking, Candice Iloh

30) The Ballad of Black Tom, Victor LaValle

31) The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet, Becky Chambers

32) Murder in the First-Class Carriage: The First Victorian Railway Killing, Kate Colquhoun

33) All Quiet on the Western Front, Erich Maria Remarque (trans. Brian Murdoch)

34) Hornblower and the Hotspur, C. S. Forester

35) 84K, Claire North


Colleen:

 The Last Children of Tokyo, Yoko Tawada (trans. Margaret Mitsutani)

The Seas, Samantha Hunt

Red Spectres: Russian Gothic Tales from the Twentieth Century, trans. Muireann Maguire

The Alchemist, Ben Jonson (re-read)

The Book of Tea, Kakuzo Okakura

How to Pronounce Knife, Souvankham Thammavongsa

Why Dust Shall Never Settle Upon this Soul, Ryka Aoki

The Story of Hong Gildong, trans. Minsoo Kang

Maigret and the Nahour Case, Georges Simenon (trans. William Hobson)

Furthermore, Damon Runyon

Spring Garden, Tomoka Shibasaki (trans. Polly Barton)

Let Me Tell You What I Mean, Joan Didion

The Newcomes, W. M. Thackeray

The Stolen Bicycle, Wu Ming-Yi (trans. Darryl Sterk)

Eve’s Hollywood, Eve Babitz

The Nakano Thrift Shop, Hiromi Kawakami (trans. Allison Markin Powell)

Money in the Bank, P. G. Wodehouse

Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion, Jia Tolentino

Where Europe Begins, Yoko Tawada (trans. Susan Bernofsky and Yumi Selden)

The Summer After the Funeral, Jane Gardam