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Summer Reading

 

July:

  1. The First Casualty – Peter Greste – READ
  2. Max Havelaar – Multatuli – READ
  3. 100 Essays I Don’t Have Time to Write – S. Ruhl – READ
  4. These TruthsJill LeporeREAD
  5. The Weir – Conor McPherson – READ
  6. Et Soudain, La Liberté – E. Pisier, C. Laurent – Prix Marguerite Duras 2017 – READ
  7. Fouché – E. de Waresquiel – READ
  8. Le jour d’avant – S. Chalandon – READ
  9. Retour à Killybegs – S. Chalandon – READ
  10. Je suis fou de toi – D. Bona – READING
  11. French cooking for #ParinInJuly….
  12. Mousse aux éclats de chocolat (2019)

 

June 2019

  1. Glengarry Glen Ross D. Mamet – READ 
  2. The Glass Menagerie – Tennessee Williams – READ
  3. Waiting for Godot – S. Beckett – READ
  4. Twenty-First Century American Playwrights – C. Bigsby – READ
  5. The Mueller ReportREAD
  6. Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom – D. Blight – READ
  7. Stamped From the Beginning – I.X. Kendi – READ
  8. The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke – J.C. Stewart READ
  9. The Arsonist – C. Hooper – READ
  10. Himself – Jess Kidd – READ
  11. James Tiptree, jr. The Double Life Alice Sheldon – J. Phillips – READ
  12. Ghosts of the Tsunami R. L. Parry NF – READ
  13. Indecent (play) – Paula Vogel READ
  14. The Heart’s Invisible Furies – John Boyne – READ
  15. The Coddling of the American Mind – G. Lukianoff. J. Haidt – READ
  16. Astonished Dice – G. Cochrane (short stories) – READ
  17. We Can Make a Life – C. Henry – READ
  18. Seeing Yellow (poetry) – E. Bourke – READ shortlist Irish Times Poetry Award 2019
  19. Negroni  #Cocktail…relaxing during Negroni week (24-30 June)
  20. From a Low and Quiet Sea Donal Ryan- READ

 

May 2019

  1. The Radio RoomCilla McQueen (34 poems) – READ
  2. The Almighty Sometimes – Kendall Feaver (play) – READ WINNER   NSWLiteraryAward2019
  3. Tilt Kate Lilley – READ (38 poems)  Winner Victorian Premier’s Award 2019
  4. OlioTyehimba Jess – READ – Pulitzer Prize 2017 for poetry (pg 231)
  5. Beyond Words: A Year with Kenneth CookJ. Kent – READ   (memoir)
  6. The Lebs – M.M. Ahmad – READ WINNER   NSWLiteraryAwards2019
  7. This  Mortal BoyF. Kidman – READ –  WINNER Ockham Prize for Fiction 2019
  8. Black is the New WhiteN. Lui – READ – WINNER NSW Lit Prize for Playwriting 2018
  9. RitualMaxine Beneba Clarke (poem) – READ
  10. No Friend but the Mountains B. Boochani – READ WINNER  NSWLiteraryAwards2019
  11. Not Just Black and WhiteL and T Williams, mother and daughter – READ
  12. Wade in the WaterTracy K. Smith, US Poet Laureate – READ (32 poems)
  13. The Thurber CarnivalJames Thurber – READ (essays)
  14. On Poetry Glyn Maxwell – READ (NF)
  15. BlakworkAlison Whittaker (94 poems) – READ “Cotton On” (pg 15)
  16. August Wilson’s Pittsburgh Cycle (13 essays) – editor S. Shannon – READ
  17. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?  – E. Ablee READ  (play)
  18. Title poem: “Blakwork” Alison Whittaker – READ  (pg 3)
  19. Noises Off – M. Frayn – READ  (play)
  20. Fences – A. Wilson – READ  (play)
  21. Streetcar Named Desire – T. Williams – READ

 

 

April 2019

  1. The Bridge – E. Gandolfo – READ #StellaPrize Shortlist 2019
  2. Too Much LipM. LucashenkoREAD #StellaPrize Shortlist 2019
  3. AxiomaticM. TumarkinREAD #StellaPrize Shortlist 2019 (essays)
  4. Little Gods – J. Ackland – not available in Netherlands! #StellaPrize Shortlist 2019
  5. The Erratics – Laveau-Harvie – not available in Netherlands!  WINNER #StellaPrize 2019
  6. Pink Mountain on Locust IslandJ.M. LauREAD #StellaPrize Shortlist 2019
  7. Monte Carlo – P. Terrin – READ #LonglistDublintLiteraryPrize2019
  8. Aunts Up the Cross – R. Dalton – READ #AWW2019
  9. Le LambeauP. Lançon – READ  #PrixFémina2018, #PrixRenaudot2918 (special prize)
  10. Reservoir 13J. McGregor -READ #ShortlistDublintLiteraryPrize2019
  11. Home FireK. Shamsie – READ #ShortlistDublintLiteraryPrize2019
  12. Can You Tolerate This?A. Young – READ  #AWW2019 (essays)
  13. Small Acts of Disappearance: Essays on Hunger F. Wright – #AWW2019 (essays)
  14. The Everlasting Sunday R. Lukins – READ #ShortlistNSWLiteraryAward2019
  15. Boy Swallows UniverseT. Dalton – READ WINNER   NSWLiteraryAwards2019
  16. Deep Time DreamingB. Griffiths – READ WINNER   NSWLiteraryAwards2019
  17. Border DistrictsG. Murnane – READ #ShortlistNSWLiteraryAward2019
  18. Scrublands C. Hammer – READ #ShortlistNSWLiteraryAward2019
  19. The CageL. Jones – READ #ShortlistOckhamNewZealandBookAwards2019
  20. The FactsT. Lloyd – READ (poetry) #ShortlistOckhamNewZealandBookAwards2019
  21. The New TestamentJericho Brown (41 poems) – READ #NationalPoetryMonth2019
  22. Water & PowerG. Fanning (30 poems) – READ #NationalPoetryMonth2019
  23. #Dublin Literary Award 2019 Shortlist – read-athon
  24. #NSW Premier’s Award 2019 Shortlist – read-a-thon
  25. #Ockham New Zealand Award 2019 Shortlist – read-a-thon
  26. #Kerry Group Irish Novel of 2019 Shortlist – read-a-thon
  27. #Stella Prize 2019 Shortlist – read-a-thon

 

March 2019

  1. Shirley – C. Bronte – READ  #ClassicMasterList*  (#DNF…here is why!) (BAH!)
  2. The Goat’s Song – D. Healy – READ  #ReadingIrelandMonth19
  3. A Poet’s Dublin – Eavan BolandREAD #ReadingIrelandMonth19  (35 poems)
  4. Saints and Sinners – E. O’BrienREAD  #ReadingIrelandMonth19 (short stories)
  5. Two Moons – Jennifer Johnston (Dublin, 1930) – READ #ReadingIrelandMonth19
  6. The Wrong Country: Essays on Modern Irish Writing – G. Dawe – READ
  7. Come On Home – Phillip McMahon (play) – READ #ReadingIrelandMonth19
  8. A Slanting of the Sun – Donal Ryan – READ #ReadingIrelandMonth19 (20 stories)
  9. Memoir – John McGahern – READ #ReadingIrelandMonth19
  10. Happy St. Patrick’s Day !
  11. Lally the Scut – Abbie Spallen (play) – READ #ReadingIrelandMonth19
  12. When  All Is SaidAnne Griffin – READ #ReadingIrelandMonth19
  13. Travelling In A Strange LandD. Park – READ #ReadingIrelandMonth19
  14. A Ladder To The SkyJohn Boyne – READ #ReadingIrelandMonth19
  15. The Cruelty MenEmer Martin – READ #ReadingIrelandMonth19
  16. Normal People Sally Rooney – READ #ReadingIrelandMonth19
  17. The HoarderJess Kidd – READ #ReadingIrelandMonth19
  18. The Art of Time Travel – T. Griffiths – READ (NF)

 

February 2019

  1. The Twelve Caesars – Suetonius READ  #ClassicMasterList
  2. The Heart of DarknessJ. Conrad – READ  #ClassicMasterList
  3. Hamlet – W. ShakespeareREAD  #ClassicMasterList
  4. Beowulf – Unknown – READ  #ClassicMasterList  (Translation: Seamus Heaney)
  5. The Great Gatsby – F.S. Fitzgerald – READ  #ClassicMasterList
  6. The Tale of Two CitiesC. Dickens – READ  #ClassicMasterList
  7. The Merchants of Truth – J. Abramson – DNF  read first 50 pages….. short review
  8. The Mill of the Floss – G. Eliot – READ  #ClassicMasterList 
  9. Chimerica – Lucy Kirkwood – READ (play)
  10. The British Short Story – A. Maunder – READ (NF)
  11. Thick Tressie McMillian CottomREAD (NF)
  12. The Cambridge Introduction to The American Short Story – M. Scofield READ (NF)
  13. The Screwfly Solution – James Tiptree jr. (aka Alice Sheldon) – READ (SF novelette)
  14. Short Stories:  3 by James Tiptree jrREAD  (…not her best worik, unfortunately)
  15. Edgar Allan Poe: 28 tales – E. A. Poe – READ #ClassicMasterList
  16. The Count of Monte Cristo – A. DumasREAD #ClassicMasterList*
  17. The Complete Essays  – M. de  Montaigne – READ #ClassicMasterList*  (BAH!)
  18. Snuff – T. Pratchett – READ  (Watch City #8;  Discworld #39/41)
  19. Valentine’s Day February 14

 

January 2019

  1. George Eliot: Selected Essays, Poems and Other Writing – READ  (NF)
  2. The Spell by Katie Ford – READ  02.01.2019
  3. Writers on Writers: Patrick White – Christos Tsiolkas – READ    (NF)
  4. The Age of Eisenhower – W. Hitchcock – READ  (NF)
  5. The New Yorker – dd  07.01.2019 – READ
  6. Trace: who killed Maria James? – R. Brown – READ  #AWW2019  (NF)
  7. Poemcrazy – S. Wooldridge – READ (NF)
  8. Blood Lyrics – K. Ford ( collection of 40 poems)  READ
  9. Boy Overboard – P. Cornelius – READ  #AWW2019
  10. Midsummer Night’s Dream – W. Shakespeare – READ  #ClassicMasterList
  11. Moby Dick – H. Melville – READ  #ClassicMasterList
  12. Othello – W. Shakespeare – READ  #ClassicMasterList
  13. A Woman’s Experiences in the Great WarL. Mack – READ #AWW2019
  14. Rebecca – D. du Maurier – READ  #ClassicMasterList
  15. Richard II – W. ShakespeareREAD  #ClassicMasterList
  16. The Awakening – K. Chopin – READ  #ClassicMasterList
  17. The Symposium – Plato – READ    #ClassicMasterList
  18. The Complete Stories  – F. O’ Connor – READ #ClassicMasterList  31/31

 


December 2018       Reading stats 2018

63 fiction
73 non-fiction
18 plays
13 posts about poems/poet
105 short stories
105 essays

READ:

  1. The History of the Church – Eusebius – READ  #ClassicMasterList
  2. Satires – Horace – READ #ClassicMasterList
  3. Moby-Dick as Philosophy – M. Anderson – READ
  4. Axiomatic – M. Tumarkin – READ  Winner of the Melbourne Prize Best Writing Award 2018
  5. Alice in Space – G. Beer (literary criticism)  – READ
  6. Downstairs No UpstairsBrian Friel (short story) New Yorker 24.08.1963 – funny! – READ
  7. Go, Went, Gone – J. Erpenbeck – READ
  8. Literary Brian Friel Companion – M. Snodgrass – READ    #ReadIreland
  9. Essay: From Monaghan to the Grand Canal ( Dublin) – S. Heaney  – READ #ReadIreland
  10. The Pull of the Moon – Julie Paul – READ  (12 short stories)  #CanBookChallenge
  11. The Hummingbird – K. Hiekkapelto – READ  #TBR since 2015!
  12. Speaking Up – G. Triggs #AWW2018 – DNF…not my kind or writer
  13. In Extremis: War Correspondent Marie Colvin – L. Hilsum – READ  #TBRnovember2018
  14. Philadelphia , Here I Come! – Brian Friel (play)- READ  #ReadIreland
  15. Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia – editor Anita Heiss (NF) – READ  #AWW2018
  16. Indonesia etc – E. Pisani – READ #WorldFromMyArmchair
  17. The Tall Man – Chloe Hooper – READ #AWW2018  2009 Queensland Premier’s Literary Prize
  18. The Christmas Carol – C. Dickens – READ  #ClassicMasterList
  19. Sisters In Law (S. Day ‘O Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsberg) – L. Hirshman – READ
  20. Infinity  – Hannah Moscovitch (play) – READ #CanBookChallenge
  21. American Poetry Review – editor E. Scanlon – READ
  22. Saints and Sinners Edna O’Brien (short stories) – READ  only  4 /10  good  #ReadIreland
  23. The New Yorker    24-31 December 2018 – READ
  24. The Evening of the Holiday – S. Hazzard – READ
  25. The Rich Brew – S. Pinsker – (NF)  READ
  26. American Poetry Review – editor E. Scanlon – READING  pg 27/44 Vol 47 Nov/Dec no. 6

 

November 2018

PRIX  LITTERAIRE FRANCAIS LONGLIST  2018

 

  1. The Aeneid – Vrigil – READ  #ClassicMasterList
  2. Mythos – Stephen Fry (audio book) – READ
  3. A Raisin in the Sun – L. Hansberry (play) – READ  Best Play 1959 NY Drama Critic’s Circle
  4. David Copperfield – C. Dickens – READ #ClassicMasterList (audio and paperback)
  5. Poets Corner – editor J. Lithgow – READ (audio book)
  6. Great Expectations – C. Dickens – READ  #ClassicMasterList
  7. Pulitzer – J. McGrath Morris ( biography) – READ
  8. Rosmersholm – Henk Ibsen (play) – READ   #ClassicMasterList
  9. The Lusiads – L. Vaz de Camões – READ (epic poem)  #ClassicMasterList
  10. Electra – Sophocles – READ #ClassicMasterList
  11. The Knights Tale – Chaucer – READ #ClassicMasterList
  12. Mrs. Dalloway – V. Woolf – READ #ClassicMasterList
  13. Evicted: Poverty and Profit – M. Desmond – READ  #NonFicNov
  14. Kilonova (poem) – A. Sometimes – READ  #AWW2018
  15. To Our Miscarried One, Age Fifty Now (poem) – S. Olds –  READ #PulitzerPrize 2013
  16. The Best Australian Science Writing 2018 – editor J. Pickrell – READ  #NonFicNov
  17. Death of a Salesman – A. Miller – READ- Pulitzer Prize Drama 1949 – #ClassicMasterList

 

October 2018

  1. Our Mutual Friend – C. Dickens – READ   #ClassicMasterList
  2. Je reste ici  – M. Balzano (longlist Prix Fémina 2018) – READ
  3. Mãn – K. Thuy – READ  #CanBookChallenge
  4. An Ordinary Day (NF) – Leigh Sales – READ  #AWW2018
  5. Christ Stopped at Eboli – Carlo Levi – READ  #ClassicMasterList
  6. The Keys of My Prison – F. Wees – READ  #CanBookChallenge
  7. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall – Ann Brontë – READ  #ClassicMasterList
  8. Zolitude – Paige Cooper (14 short stories) – READ #CanBookChallenge
  9. An Ocean of Minutes – T. Lim – READ #CanBookChallenge
  10. French Exit P. deWittREAD #CanBookChallenge
  11. March Violets – P. Kerr (CF) – READ
  12. Looking for Lorraine – I. Perry – READ
  13. Nobel Streven F. van OostromREAD  #LibrisPrijs2018  shortlist Best Dutch History Book
  14. Thorbecke Wil Het – R. Aerts – READwinner Prinsjesboekenprijs  (best political book)
  15. De Sigarenfabriek van Isay RottenbergH/S Rottenberg – READ 
  16. ….#LibrisPrijs2018  shortlist Best Dutch History Book
  17. Adieu Montaigne – J. Delacomptée – READ  ( 50%…gave up, read why!)
  18. Frankenstein – M. Shelley – READ   #RIPXIII   and #CCdare

 

September 2018

  1. The Raven – E.A. Poe – READ  #RIPXIII
  2. Dark Entries – R. Aickman (6 short stories) – READ #RIPXIII
  3. A Vindication of the Rights of Women – M. Wollstonecraft – READ
  4. Our Man in Charleston – C. Dickey (NF) – READ  #20BooksOfAutumn
  5. The Pillow Book – Sei Shonagon –  READ
  6. The Life of Johnson – J. Boswell – READ  #ClassicMasterList
  7. Hawthorne – Henry James – READ  #RIPXII
  8. A  Kim Jong-IL Production – Fischer, P. – READ  #20BooksOfAutumn
  9. The Bed-Making Competition – A. Jackson – READ #AWW2018
  10. Atomic Thunder – E. Tynan (Prime Minister’s Literary Awards 2017 History) – READ #AWW2018
  11. The Enigmatic Mr. Deakin – J. Brett – READ #AWW2018  Nat Biography Award 2018
  12. Patrick Kavanagh – Irish poet poem  – READ
  13. Audition – S. Sayarfiezadeh – READ (short story) #DealMeIn2018
  14. The River in the Sky – Clive  James ( epic poem…reading it line for line) – READ
  15. Just Enough Liebling – J. Liebling (NF) – READ
  16. Washington Black – Esi  Edugyan – READ #CanBookChallenge (shortlist Man Booker)
  17. Don’t Call Us Dead – D. Smith – READ (collection of poems)
  18. Nooit Meer Slapen – W.F. Hermans- READ  Dutch – in translation Beyond Sleep
  19. James Wright: A Life in Poetry (NF) – J. Blunk – READ
  20. Pensées – B. Pascal – READ

 

August 2018

  1. Pride and Prejudice – J. Austen – Re-READ
  2. Letters From a Stoic – Seneca – READ
  3. The Angel of the Odd – E.A. Poe – READ  (short story)
  4. The Birthday of the Infanta – O. Wilde – READ (short story)
  5. The Masnavi Book vol 1 –  Rūmī (poet of Sufism Islamic mysticism) – READ
  6. Myths from Mesopotamia – (Anonymous)  trans. S. Dalley – READ
  7. Nation – T. Pratchett – READ
  8. Means of Ascent – R. Caro – READ (non-fiction)
  9. The Charterhouse of Parma – Stendhal – READ  (french edition)
  10. Chateaubriand – Jean-Claude Berchet READ  (french edition)
  11. Trois femmes puissantes – M. NDiaye – READ (french edition) Prix Goncourt 2009
  12. Le Roman de la Rose – De Lorris, G. et De Meun, J. – READ (french edition)
  13. The Revolutionary Road – L. Pryce – READ (Iran)
  14. Une Vie – G. de Maupassant – READ  (french edition)
  15. Maupassant – F. Martinez – READ  (french edition) (biography)
  16. Darkness Visible – W. Styron – READ (essay/memoir)
  17. Between Riverside and Crazy – S. Guirgis – (Pulitzer Prize 2015) (play – READ
  18. The OutrunA. Liptrot – READ
  19. L’Éspoir – A. Malraux – READ/ DNF …here’s why!

 

July 2018

  1. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich – W. Shirer – READ ….chunkster!
  2. Berthe Morisot  –  D. Bona READ  (french editon)
  3. Women In Love – D.H. Lawrence – READ – …intense book!
  4. The Dispossessed – U. Le Guin – READ
  5. The Sun Also Rises – E. Hemingway – READ
  6. View From the Cheap Seats – N. Gaiman – READ (essays)
  7. The Deerslayer – James Fenimore Cooper – RE–READ – classic  Fini
  8. Like a House on Fire – C. Kennedy – READ (15 short stories)
  9. Victor Hugo: Romancier de l’abîme editor J. Hiddleston – READ (11 essays)

 

June 2018

  1. Brit(ish) – A. Hirsch – READ
  2. Jenna’s Truth – N.L. King – READ
  3. A Spy Named Orphan – R. Philipps – READ
  4. The End of Seeing – C. Collins – READ
  5. Australian A. Kissane ‘Flannel Flowers’READ (poem)
  6. Essays: The Australian Face (editor C. Menzies-Pike) – READ (17 essays)
  7. Pipeline – D. Morisseau – READ (play)
  8. Americanah – C.N. Adichie – READ
  9. Saga Land – R. Fidler, K. Gislason – READ
  10. How to Get There – M. Mackellar – READ
  11. Very Expensive Poison – L. Harding – READ
  12. Deep South – P. Theroux – READ
  13. Islander: Journey Around Our Archipelago – P. Barkham – READ
  14. Why Horror Seduces – M. Clasen – READ
  15. Rice – Michele Lee – READ (play)
  16. From the Edge: Australia’s Lost Histories – M. McKenna (NF) – READ
  17. The Redemption of Galen Pike – C. Davies (short stories) – READ
  18. Flowers For Algernon – D. Keyes – READ
  19. The Serious Game – H. Söderberg – READ
  20. Judge and His Hangman – F. Dürrenmatt – READ
  21. Hunting the Wild Pineapple – T. Astley – READ (8 short stories)
  22. Down These Green Streets – D. Burke – READ

 

May 2018

  1. Her Father’s Daughter – A. Pung – READ
  2. Who’s Afraid? – M. Lewis – READ
  3. Cardinal – L. Milligan – READ (non-fiction)
  4. The Drover’s Wife – L. Purcell – READ (play)
  5. Broken – M.A. Butler – READ (play)
  6. Psynode – M.J. Ward – READ (YA)
  7. Do Not Go Gentle – P. Cornelius – READ (play)
  8. The Golden Bowl – H. James – READ (classic)
  9. Closing Down – S. Abbott – READ (SF)
  10. Too Easy – J.M. Green – READ (CF)
  11. This Mortal Coil – E. Suvada – READ (YA)
  12. Aletheia – J.S. Breukelaar – READ (Horror)
  13. Enormous Changes at the Last Minute:StoriesG. Paley – READ
  14. Wounds – F. Keane – READ  winner Best Irish Non-fiction 2017
  15. Kitchen Sink Realisms – D. Chansky – READ
  16. Memories of Youghal – W. Trevor – READ (short story)

 

April 2018 

  1. The Museum of Modern Love – H. Rose – READ – Stella Prize 2017
  2. Extinctions – J. Wilson – READ – Miles Franklin Award 2017
  3. Thea Astley’s Writing: Magnetic North Kerryn GoldsworthyREAD
  4. Feeling the HeatJ. ChandlerREAD  – Chandler Best Freelanc Journalist 2017
  5. The Acolyte  – T. Astley – READ – Miles Franklin Award 1972
  6. From the Wreck – J. Rawson – READ – Aurealis Award 2018 Best SF novel
  7. Girl Reporter – T. Roberts – READ – Aurealis Award 2018 Best SF novella
  8. The Green Road – A. Enright – READ
  9. Feel Free – Z. Smith (31 essays) – READ
  10. The Fifth Season – N.K. Jemisin – READ – Hugo Award 2016
  11. Autumn – A. Smith – READ
  12. Dying in the First Person – N. Sulway – READ
  13. The Third Policeman – F. O’ Brian – READ
  14. The Trauma Cleaner – S. Krasnostein – READ – Victorian Premier’s Award 2018
  15. Locking Up Our Own   –  J. Forman jr.  – READ Pulitzer Prize 2018
  16. Joan: The Remarkable Life of Joan Leigh Fermor –  S. Fenwick – READ
  17. Fahrenheit 451 – R. Bradbury – READ
  18. The Butchering Art – L. Fitzharris – READ
  19. 1984 – G. Orwell – READ
  20. Winesburg, Ohio – S. Anderson – READ
  21. The Hate Race – M. B. Clarke – READ
  22. Dark Lies the Island – K. Barry (13 short stories) – READ
  23. Rubik – E. Tan (15 short stories) – READ
  24. Ironweed – W. Kennedy – READ
  25. Soon – L. Murphy – READ

 

March 2018:

  1. Seamus Heaney – H. VendlerREAD
  2. Simon Leys: Navigator Between Worlds – P. Paquet – READ
  3. Without America  – Quarterly Essay, vol. 68;  White, H. 16.11.2017 – READ
  4. Short story: Deer Season – K. Barry – READ  (The New Yorker)
  5. Short story: You Know How It Is – A. Spargo-Ryan – READ
  6. Short story: The Island and the Calves – Dermot Healy – READ
  7. Midwinter  Break – B. MacLaverty – READ
  8. The Weir – C. McPherson – READ
  9. Mapping Irish Theatre – C. Morash and S. Richards – READ
  10. A Long Long Way – S. Barry – READ
  11. Tracker – A. Wright – READ  abandoned…read why!
  12. Poem: Inniskeen Road: July Evening – P. KavanaghREAD
  13. Quicksilver – N. Rothwell – READ    (6 essays)
  14. Flame Tip – K. Thompson – READ (short fictions, Tasmania)
  15. The Divine Comedy – Dante – READ 
  16. The Nightingale – K. Hannah – READ  abandoned…read why!
  17. Best Words, Best Order: Essays of Poetry – S.  Dobyns – READ
  18. Play: Two Pints – Roddy Doyle – READ
  19. Play: Alice Trilogy – T. Murphy – READ
  20. Essay:  Aussie Albert – Julian Bull – READ
  21. Essay: Dancing Lessons for Writers – Z. Smith – READ
  22. A Writing Life: Helen Garner and Her Work – B. Brennan – READ
  23. Blood in the Water – H. Thompson – READ

 

February 2018:

  1. Tartuffe – Molière – READ
  2. Girls and Boys – D. Kelly – READ
  3. The Path to Power – R. Caro – READ
  4. River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze – P.  Hessler – READ
  5. Couleurs de l’incendie – P. Lemaître – READ
  6. La Prophétie de Langley – P. Pouchairet – READ
  7. Psychanalyse de Victor Hugo – C. Baudouin – READ
  8. Art Chrétien / Art Sacré – Isabelle Saint-Martin) – READ (difficult…score 1/5)
  9. Victor Hugo: 1802-1851 – J.M. Hovasse – READ – FINI !! (1159 pg) = 4 books!
  10. Border – K.  Kassabova – READ

 

January  2018:              

  1. Là-bas, août est un mois d’automne – B. Pellegrino – READ
  2. Wild Kingdom – S. Moss – READ
  3. St. Joan – G.B. Shaw (play) – READ
  4. Feather Your Nest A. O’Brien (short story) – READ
  5. In With A Chance – K. Murray (short story) – READ
  6. Bottle Party – J. Collier (short story) – READ
  7. The New Yorker  dd 01.01.2018READ
  8. Enemy Within – Quarterly Essay, vol. 63;  Watson, Don,  16.09.2016 – READ
  9. The Hidden Life of Trees –  P. Wohlleben – READ
  10. The Left Hand of Darkness – U. Le Guin – READ
  11. The Rule of the Land: Walking Ireland’s Border – G. Carr – READ
  12. Towards Mellbreak – M. Bragg – READ
  13. The Glass Canoe – D. Ireland – READ

 

December 2017:

  1. The Best Australian Essays 2016 – (editor)  G. Williamson
  2. On Elizabeth Bishop – C. Tóibin
  3. Female Bodies on the American Stage – J. Scott-Mobley
  4. The Good Soldier – Ford Madox Ford
  5. The Mysterious Affair at Styles – A. Christie
  6. Their Brilliant Careers – R. O’Neill
  7. Cardinal: The Rise and Fall of George Pell  – L. Milligan  2017 Walkley Award
  8. Power Without Glory – F. Hardy   
  9. Why Poetry? – M. Zapruder    
  10. The Supreme Court  – R. Mac Cormaic
  11. Essay: The Poetry of  Systems by A. Levy
  12. Poem: Emotional Astronomer by B. Lovell           
  13. Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall – G. King
  14. The New Yorker Magazine – 18-25 December
  15. XMAS  Readings week 50
  16. XMAS  Readings week 51
  17. XMAS  Readings week 52
  18. 31 December 2017
  19. Goodbye….2017

November 2017:

  1. L’ orde du jour – E. Vuillard ( winner Prix Goncourt 2017)
  2. L’Art de perdre – A. Zeniter – READ
  3. My Place – S. Morgan
  4. Cloudstreet – T. Winton                                      
  5. True History of the Kelly Gang – P. Carey
  6. The Old Wives Tale – A. Bennett
  7. Cast of Characters – T. Vinciguerra
  8. Silk Road – E. Ormsby –
  9. The Grief Hole – K. Warren                             
  10. Lord of the Flies – W. Golding
  11. L’ami – G. Xingjian
  12. The Hands – S. Orr
  13. The Life and Work of C.J. Dennis – P. Butterss
  14. A Boat Load of Home Folk – T. Astley                           
  15. A Town Like Alice – N. Shute
  16. Love and Summer – W. Trevor
  17. L’Art de perdre – A. Zeniter (winner Prix Goncourt des lycéens 2017)
  18. Essay:  Why She Broke – H. Garner
  19. Position Doubtful – K. Mahood
  20. Into the Heart of Tasmania – R. Taylor
  21. Portable Curiosities – J. Koh          

 

October 2017:

  1. Salt Water – C. McLennan – READ                      
  2. A Force So Swift: Mao, Truman and Birth of Modern China – K. Peraino   –  READ
  3. Whose Body? (1923)  D. Sayers – READ
  4. The Anatomy of Fascism – R. Paxton – READ
  5. A Handful of Dust – Evelyn Waugh – READ
  6. Jan Maelwael Dutch medieval painter (1370-1415) – P. Roelofs – READ
  7. Essays Collection by E.B.White     READ
  8. Tsubaki – A. Shimazaki  –  READ (French)
  9. The Celery Stalks at Midnight – J. Howe – READ
  10. Portable Curiosities – J. Koh – READ
  11. The Dry – J. Harper – READ
  12. Famine – T. Murphy (play) – READ

 

September 2017:

  1. Seul dans Berlin  –  H. Fallada – READ (French)
  2. La Serpe – P. Jaenada – READ (French)
  3. The Persians – Aeschylus – READ
  4. Plutarch’s Lives Vol 1 – Plutarch – READ
  5. Oepidus Rex – Sophocles – READ
  6. The Union Buries Its Dead – H. Lawson – Short Story – READ
  7. Common Sense – T. Paine – READ
  8. The Slow Natives  – T. Astley (Australian writer) – READ
  9. Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life  – Ruth Franklin  (biography) – READ
  10. The General vs. The President – H.W. Brands – READ
  11. Spaceman – M. Massimino – READ
  12. Dorothy Parker: What Fresh Hell Is This? – M. Meade (biography) – READ
  13. Reset: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change – E. Pao – READ
  14. East  West Street – P. Sands – READ
  15. The Sheltering Sky – P. Bowles – READ

 

August 2017:     Hug Your Dog Start Reading!

  1. Ghettoside by J. Levoy – READ
  2. Scoop – E. Waugh – READ
  3. Loving – H. Green – READ
  4. I, Claudius – R. Graves – READ
  5. The African Queen – C. S. Forester – READ
  6. Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon – L. Tye – READ
  7. The Two Towers – J.R.R. Tolkien – READ
  8. Sons and Lovers – D.H. Lawrence – READ
  9. Une femme à Berlin – M. Hillers (anonymous) – READ (French)
  10. The Way of All  Flesh – S. Butler  – READ
  11. Lincoln in the Bardo – G. Saunders – READ
  12. Une Vie – S. Veil – READ  (French)
  13. Return of the King – J.R.R. Tolkien  – READ
  14. Retour à Killybegs – Sorj Chalandon – READ  (French)
  15. Seven Plays ‘True West’ – Sam Shepard – READ
  16. Principles of Angels – Jaine Fenn – READ….stopped after 25%….bah!
  17. Shatterday and Other Stories – H. Ellison  11/11  – READ
  18. Short Story – W. Trevor  The Piano Teacher’s Pupil – READ
  19. The New Yorker Magazine – 24 July 2017

 

July 2017:     #6Degrees of Separation Meme

  1.  An American Tragedy – T. Dreiser  – READ
  2. Dear Ijeawele – C.N. Adichie – READ
  3.  The Martian – A. Weir – READ
  4.  Open and Shut – D. Rosenfelt – READ
  5.  First Degree – D. Rosenfelt – READ
  6.  Doomsday Book – C. Willis – READ
  7.  The Bloody Mary Book – E. Brown  – READ
  8.  Kennedy and King – S. Levingston – READ
  9. Coming Up Trumps:  Memoir – J. Trumpington  – READ
  10. The New Yorker Magazine  26 June 2017
  11. The New Yorker Magazine   03 July 2017
  12. The New Yorker Magazine – July 10 – 17 2017
  13. French composer Darius Milhaud…who?
  14. Les ChouansBalzac – READ
  15. Rue des Boutiques Obscures  – P. Modiano
  16. Vaster Than Empires and More Slow – U. Le Guin  – READ
  17. The Alligators – J. Updike – READ
  18. You’ll Never Know, Dear, How Much I Love You – READ – J. Updike

 

Juni 2017:     New Reading Strategy   ‘Slow Down….’

  1. MedeaEuripides – READ
  2. Brideshead RevisitedE. Waugh  – READ
  3. Pale FireV. Nabokov – READ
  4. As I Lay DyingW. Faulkner – READ
  5. The Sympathizer –  V.T. Nguyen  – READ
  6. Dear LifeAlice Munro  – READ
  7. RagtimeE.L. Doctorow – READ
  8. Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh J. Lahr – READ
  9. American UlyssesR. White jr. – READ
  10. Walking the NileL. Wood  – READ
  11. The Death of the Heart E. Bowen  – READ
  12. The Running Hare J. Lewis-Stempel – READ
  13. Under the NetI. Murdoch – READ

 

May 2017:    Book Tag

  1. Breitner’s Amsterdam (G. Breitner, Dutch artist) – K. Keijer – READ (Dutch)
  2. MondriaanH. Janssen READ (Dutch)
  3.  L’ Aventure des Cathédrales G. Denizeau – READ (French)
  4. Passagère du silenceF. Verdier – READ (French)
  5. Go Tell It on the Mountain James BaldwinREAD
  6. The RepublicPlato READ
  7. Les ChouansH. Balzac – READ (French)
  8. Fellowship of the Ring(Tolkien) – READ
  9. Angle of ReposeW. Stegner – READ
  10. Ça ira (1) Fin de Louis (play) – J. Pommerat – READ

 

April 2017    My reading was going nowhere….Mindy

  1. Essays: Michael Sweerts: Another Dimension  S. Schama (art critic) – READ
  2. Non- fiction: Medieval Christianity: A New History ( K. Madigan) READ
  3. La baronne meurt à cinq heures (2011) – READ   (French)
  4. #CrimeFiction: The Dying Detective  L. Persson – READ
  5. The Wednesday Club  – K. Westö – READ
  6. French: Outside: Papiers d’un jour (M. Duras) – READ   (French)
  7. Monet (G. Goeffroy) – READ   (French)
  8. Immortelle randonnée (J.C. Rufin) READ   (French)
  9.  Les petits chevaux de Tarquinia (M. Duras) – READ   (French)
  10. Les fous de GuerneseyF. Lenormand – READ   (French)
  11. Eugène Boudin L’atelier de la lumièreA. Haudiquet – READ   (French)
  12. Van Gogh, Maître de la couleurG. Denizeau – READ  (French)
  13. MonetG. Denizeau – READ   (French)
  14. Claude Monet, sa vie, son temps, son oeuvreG. Geffory – READ   (French)

 

March 2017:      Starting over….  new blog

  1. The Fellowship of the RingREAD  ch 1-6 READ
  2. Eight Months on Ghazzah Street (H. Mantel) – READ
  3.  Bleak House (C. Dickens) – READ
  4.  Catherine the Great (R. Massie) – READ
  5. Dans la tête de Marine Le Pen (M. Eltchanihoff) – READ
  6. Chez Soi (M. Chollet) – READ
  7. En Attendant Bojangles (O. Bourdeaut) – READ
  8. Ça Ira (1) Fin de Louis -play ( J. Pommerat) – READ
  9. Progaganda and Counter Terroism (E. Briant) – READ
  10. The Well Dressed Explorer  (Thea Astley) – READ
  11. Israel   (D. Gordis) – READ
  12. Life and Fate (V. Grossman) – READ
  13. Escape Hatch (V. Makanin) – READ
  14. Essays: (4)
  15. What Neil Gaiman Teaches Us About Survival –  (M. Miller) – READ
  16. Remembering the Dead – (R. Long) – READ
  17. Remapping history, Reclaming memory A. Wilson play (J. H. Scott) – READ
  18. Bleak House: Dead Mother’s Property (H. Schor) – READ

 

 


 

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