2014

Summertime, JM Coetzee

Longbourn, Jo Baker

The Examined Life, Stephen Grosz

“The Ice Wagon Going Down the Street”, Mavis Gallant

Decline and Fall, Evelyn Waugh – so much less funny than I expected.

French Children Don’t Throw Food, Patricia Druckerman (Bringing Up Bebé in the US) – a spur of the moment library pickup, so, so much funnier than I expected.

Crossing to Safety, Wallace Stegner

The Children’s Bach, Helen Garner (re-read)

Dubliners, James Joyce

The Borrowers, Mary Norton (read-aloud)

The Borrowers Afield, Mary Norton (read-aloud)

No Country For Old Men, Cormac McCarthy

Daybook, Anne Truitt

The Other Hand, Chris Cleave (book group)

A Suitable Boy, Vikram Seth: some thoughts here and here, & my thoughts on Parts 15 & 16 on Dovegreyreader. I loved it – a huge read, but highly recommended if you want characters who’ll live with you for life. I cried when it ended.

Things I Don’t Want to Know, Deborah Levy

Open City, Teju Cole

MotherKind, Jayne Anne Phillips

The Still Point, Amy Sackville

Aftermath, Rachel Cusk

The M Word, ed. Kerry Clare — wonderful & recommended for parents/non-parents/any human-being.

Light Years, James Salter

Running in the Family, Michael Ondaatje

A Very Long Engagement, Sébastien Japrisot (translated by Linda Coverdale)

The Woman Upstairs, Claire Messud

The Battle of Bubble and Squeak, Philippa Pearce (read=aloud)

A Month in the Country, JL Carr

The Lowland, Jhumpa Lahiri

Leaving the Atocha Station, Ben Lerner

Girl Meets Boy, Ali Smith

The Lover, Margeurite Duras

Fair Play, Tove Jansson (re-read)

Littlenose the Explorer, John Grant (read-aloud)

The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt

Another World, Pat Barker

The Borrowers Afloat, Mary Norton (read-aloud)

The Gin Closet
, Leslie Jamison

Bluets, Maggie Nelson

Where’d You Go Bernadette, Maria Semple

Housekeeping, Marilynne Robinson (reread)

Stag’s Leap, Sharon Olds

Strong Is Your Hold, Galway Kinnell

 

 

 

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