2016 Reading List


2016 was a great year in reading, as evidenced by the substantial check we handed over to The Bookcase Store on Guadalupe. Here’s what I read:

  1. The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis
  2. The Unprofessionals (ed. Paris Review)
  3. The Buried Giant (Kazuo Ishiguro)
  4. 1914: A Novel (Jean Echenoz, translated by L. Coverdale)
  5. The Art of the Short Story (eds. Gioia and Gwynn)
  6. Chopin’s Move (Jean Echenoz, translated by M. Polizzotti)
  7. The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas, translated by Buss)
  8. The Professor and the Madman (Simon Winchester)
  9. Paris est une fête (Ernest Hemingway, translated by Marc Saporta)
  10. Heart of Darkness (Joseph Conrad)
  11. Scaramouche (Rafael Sabatini)
  12. The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)
  13. L’Année de la pensée magique (Joan Didion, trans. into French by Pierre Demarty) 
  14. Mondo et Trois Autres Histoires (JMG Le Clézio)
  15. Je m’en vais (Jean Echenoz)
  16. Pauline (Alexandre Dumas)
  17. The Remains of the Day (Kazuo Ishiguro)
  18. Boussole (Mathias Enard)
  19. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Jules Verne) (audio book)
  20. Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
  21. Nurtured by Love (Shinichi Suzuki)
  22. Woman at Point Zero (Nawal El Saadawi)
  23. The Curious Case of Dassoukine’s Trousers (Fouad Laroui)
  24. Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess (Bobby Fischer)
  25. In Translation: Translators on their Work and What it Means (Eds. Esther Allen & Susan Bernofsky)
  26. Lightning (Jean Echenoz)
  27. The Arab of the Future 2 (Riad Satouf)
  28. Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky) (audio book)
  29. Born a Crime (Trevor Noah) (audio book)
  30. I’m Gone (Jean Echenoz)
  31. The Queen’s Caprice (Jean Echenoz)
  32. Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life (Roald Dahl)
  33. Marrow (Yan Lianke)
  34. Chronicle of a Death Foretold (Gabriel García Márquez)
  35. Maus (I and II) (Art Spiegelman)


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