1) Kraken, China Mieville

2) Swann’s Way, Marcel Proust (trans. Moncrieff, Kilmartin, Enright)

3) Grass on the Wayside, Soseki Natsume (trans. Edwin McClellan)

4) The Golden Lion of Granpere, Anthony Trollope

5) Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh

6) Revenge: Eleven Dark Tales, Yoko Ogawa (trans. Stephen Snyder)

7) The Nether World, George Gissing

8) Sandra Belloni (formerly Emilia in England), George Meredith

9) The Fixed Period, Anthony Trollope

10) Persian Letters, Montesquieu (trans. C.J. Betts)

11) Mona Lisa Overdrive, William Gibson

12) Kenk: A Graphic Portrait, Richard Poplak et al

13) The Holy Thief, Ellis Peters

14) Right Ho, Jeeves, P.G. Wodehouse

15) The Complete Short Stories, Mark Twain

16) Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk and Other Stories, Nikolia Leskov (trans. David McDuff)

17) Batman Knightfall, Part Two: Who Rules the Night, Doug Moench, Chuck Dixon, Alan Grant

18) A Handful of Dust, Evelyn Waugh

19) Cranford, Elizabeth Gaskell

20) The Misunderstanding, Irene Nemirovsky (trans. Sandra Smith)

21) The Setting Sun, Osamu Dazai (trans. Donald Keene)

22) The Claverings, Anthony Trollope

23) Trilby, George du Maurier

24) Titus Andronicus, William Shakespeare (re-read)

25) The Feast of the Goat, Mario Vargas Llosa (trans. Edith Grossman)

25a) Modern Love and Poems of the English Roadside, with Poems and Ballads, George Meredith (NOT COMPLETED)

26) Brother Cadfael’s Penance, Ellis Peters

27) The Knight of the Burning Pestle, Francis Beaumont (re-read)

28) The Real Story of Ah-Q and Other Tales of China: The Complete Fiction, Lu Xun (trans. Julia Lovell)

29) Hester, Margaret Oliphant

30) The Lake, Banana Yoshimoto (trans. Michael Emmerich)

31) A Rare Benedictine, Ellis Peters

32) Five Red Herrings, Dorothy L. Sayers

33) The Haunted Hotel, Wilkie Collins

34) Gold Rush, Miri Yu (trans. Stephen Snyder)

35) The Good Soldier, Ford Madox Ford

36) Black Blizzard, Yoshihiro Tatsumi

37) The Water-Babies, Charles Kingsley

38) Serve It Forth, M.F.K. Fisher

39) Jezebel, Irene Nemirovsky (trans. Sandra Smith)

40) More Than Human, Theodore Sturgeon

41) The Girl in Blue, P.G. Wodehouse

42) Salem Chapel, Margaret Oliphant

43) Manazuru, Hiromi Kawakami (trans. Michael Emmerich)

44) Madam, will you Talk?, Mary Stewart

45) The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett

46) ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore, John Ford (re-read)

47) Dr Wortle’s School, Anthony Trollope

48) Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes (trans. Edith Grossman)

49) A Hero of Our Time, Mikhail Lermontov (trans. Paul Foote)

50) Letters From My Windmill, Alphonse Daudet (trans. Frederick Davies)

51) The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club, Dorothy L. Sayers

52) The Child, Jules Valles (trans. Douglas Parmee)

53) Excellent Women, Barbara Pym

54) Childhood’s End, Arthur C. Clarke

55) Basil, Wilkie Collins

56) Alice Dugdale, Anthony Trollope

57) The Mating Season, P.G. Wodehouse

58) Cousin Henry, Anthony Trollope


1) Enduring Love, Ian McEwan

2 Comments Add yours

  1. You’re doing some good reading here. Dust and Brideshead are great, as is Wodehouse

    1. Colleen says:

      Thanks! I’m not reading nearly as quickly as I usually do this year, but I think my choices are much more satisfying.

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