Books

Read In 2019

Read in 2016

Read in 2017

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March

1. De Verwarde Cavia – Paulien Cornelisse

2. Language Change: Progress or Decay? – Jean Aitchison

3. Infinite Jest – David Foster Wallace  (this book is to blame for me reading so few books between last summer and now.)

4. All The Dirty Parts – Daniel Handler

5. Taal Voor De Leuk – Paulien Cornelisse

April

6. Notes on a Nervous Planet – Matt Haig

7. Hamlet – William Shakespeare (re-read)

8. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? – Mindy Kaling

9. Yes Please – Amy Poehler

10. A Midsummer Night’s Dream – William Shakespeare (re-read)

11. Macbeth – William Shakespeare (re-read)

May

12. The Town In Bloom – Dodie Smith

13. Crampton Hodnet – Barbara Pym

14. Manhood and Masculine Identity in William Shakespeare’s the Tragedy of  Macbeth – Maria L. Howell

15. Moranifesto – Caitlin Moran

16. The Vesuvius Club – Mark Gatiss

June

17. Good Omens – Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

18.  Why Not Me? – Mindy Kaling

19. Less – Andrew Sean Greer

20. The Song of Achilles – Madeline Miller

July

21. The Golden Compass – Philip Pullman

August

22. The Subtle Knife – Philip Pullman

23. The Amber Spyglass – Philip Pullman

24.  The Girl On The Fridge – Etgar Keret

25. The House of Mirth – Edith Wharton

26.  Pride & Prejudice – Jane Austen (re-read)

27. The Stone Gods – Jeanette Winterson

September

28. Suddenly, A Knock On The Door – Etgar Keret

29. Zero K – Don Delillo

30. Ja, Maar… Omdenken – Bertold Gunster

October

31. Wayward Son – Rainbow Rowell

32. Oroonoko: The Royal Slave – Aprah Behn

33. Erec & Enide – Chretien de Troyes

November

34. Robinson Crusoe – Daniel Defoe

35. The 101 Dalmatians – Dodie Smith

36.  13 Ways of Looking At A Fat Girl – Mona Awad

37. Bunny – Mona Awad

38. If On A Winter’s Night A Traveller – Italo Calvino

39. Courage Calls To Courage Everywhere – Jeanette Winterson

40. The Cockroach – Ian McEwan

41. The Art Of Asking Your Boss For A Raise – Georges Perec

December

42.  Mrs. Dalloway – Virginia Woolf (re-read)

43. Satin Island – Tom McCarthy

44. Grand Union – Zadie Smith

45. Pnin – Vladimir Nabokov

46. Gmorning, Gnight! : Little Pep Talks For Me & You – Lin-Manuel Miranda & Jonny Sun

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So many books are still on my To-Read list! Visit my Goodreads for an extensive list.

Favourite Books Of All Time

  • Americanah – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • A Little Life – Hanya Yanagihara
  • I Capture The Castle – Dodie Smith
  • The Catcher In The Rye – J.D. Salinger
  • Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
  • The Secret History – Donna Tartt
  • The Lost Language of Cranes – David Leavitt
  • The Noonday Demon – Andrew Solomon
  • The Princess Bride – William Goldman
  • Mrs Dalloway – Virginia Woolf