Sunday, June 30, 2013

Half up

I finished reading The Piano Teacher this morning, a dark and very intense book that I thought was great. Coincidentally, the year's half up, so here's my list of books read so far in 2013. I didn't read any real clunkers - my least favorite, surprisingly, was In Watermelon Sugar. My favorite is hard to say, but here I highlight those I would particularly recommend.

1. Of Lamb by Matthea Harvey (Jan. 18)
2. The Best of Fence, ed. Rebecca Wolff (Jan)
3. Wittgenstein’s Mistress by David Markson (Jan. 21)
4. Too Loud a Solitude by Bohumil Hrabal (Jan. 26)
5. Sestets by Charles Wright (Feb 6)
6. The Infinities by John Banville (Feb 7)
7. Almanac of the Sleepless by Karin Gottshall (Feb 7)
8. The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman (Feb. 8)
9. The Quiet Winter by Carrie Bennett (Feb. 9)
10. Talking doll by J. Hope Stein (Feb 15)
11. Corner Office by J. Hope Stein (Feb 18)
12. Sex with Buildings by Stephanie Barbe Hammer (Feb 19)
13. Group Portrait with Lady by Heinrich Böll (Feb 26)
14. Old Filth by Jane Gardam (Mar 12)
15. In Watermelon Sugar by Richard Brautigan (Mar 15)
16. The Complete Perfectionist by Juan Ramón Jimenéz (Mar 15)
17. The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes (March 19)
18. The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson (April 5)
19. After Visiting Friends by Michael Hainey (April 9)
20. The Lambs of London by Peter Ackroyd (April 9)
21. Dog Ear by Erica Baum (April 12)
22. Flaubert’s Parrot by Julian Barnes (April 20)
23. Nets by Jen Bervin (April 20)
24. The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa (April 21)
25. Lamb by Bonnie Nadzam (April 25)
26. Under the Skin by Michel Faber (April 29)
27. This is Not a Novel by David Markson (May 4)
28. Morte D’Urban by JF Powers (May 25)
29. Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas (June 21)
30. Ophelia Unraveling by Carol Berg (June)
31. The Piano Teacher by Elfriede Jelinek (June 30)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Sarah!


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