Saturday, December 31, 2005

Reading 2005

December 2005
Rick Moody - The Black Veil
Joan Didion - Where I Was From
John Irving - Until I Find You
Kazuo Ishiguro - Never Let Me Go
William S Burroughs - Junky
Charlotte Moore - George And Sam
ZZ Packer - Drinking Coffee Elsewhere
Siri Hustevdt - What I Loved
Paul Auster - Timbuktu
Stephen Chbosky - Perks Of Being A Wallflower

November 2005
Ruth Reichl Comfort Me With Apples
Richard Perez The Losers Club
Truman Capote In Cold Blood
James Villas Stalking The Green Fairy
Nick Hornby Polysyllabic Spree
William Trevor A Bit On The Side
Oscar Wilde The Picture of Dorian Gray
Bret Easton Ellis American Psycho October 2005
Jonathan Safran Foer Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
James Villas Between Bites
Anthony Bourdain A Cook's Tour
Iris Murdoch The Bell
Jonathan Safran Foer Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Andrew Sean Greer The Confessions of Max Tivoli
Mimi Sheraton Eating My Words
Salman Rushdie Step Across This Line

September 2005
Elizabeth Kostova The Historian
8 J J Connolly Layer Cake
Ruth Reichl Garlic and Sapphires 9
Ruth Reichl Tender At The Bone 8.5
Nigel Slater Toast 9
Aimee Bender An Invisible Sign Of My Own 8.5
Shoba Narayan Monsoon Diary 9
Sandra Tsing Loh u/c

August 2005
Courtney Febbroriello Wife of the Chef 8
Jonathan Coe The Rotters' Club 8.5
Douglas Coupland Eleanor Rigby 8
Nigel Slater Real Fast Food 8
Maile Meloy Liars and Saints 9
Nell Freudenberger Lucky Girls 8.5
Laura Hillenbrand Seabiscuit 9.5
Betty Fussell My Kitchen Wars 6

July 2005
Henry Sutton Flying 8.5
Alice Munro Runaway 7.5
Jonathan Lethem Fortress of Solitude 8
Michael Crichton Travels
Colm Toibin The Master June 2005
Graham Greene The Quiet American 9
Gao Xingjian Buying A Fishing Rod For My Grandfather 8
Martin Amis Experience: A Memoir 7.5
Cormac McCarthy The Orchard Keeper NA
Julie Orringer How to Breathe Underwater 9
Kingsley Amis Lucky Jim 7.5
William Trevor The Story of Lucy Gault 9
Barney Hoskyns The Sound And The Fury 8
Michael Crichton Travels 7.5
Colm Toibin The Master 8.5 May 2005
Bret Easton Ellis The Rules Of Attraction 8
Ethan Hawke Ash Wednesday 7.5
Martin Amis Visiting Mrs Nabokov 8.5
Consuelo de Saint-Exupery The Tale Of The Rose 8
Andrea Levy Small Island 8.5

April 2005
Elizabeth Young Pandora's Handbag: Adventures in the Book World 8
Jonathan Safran Foer Everything Is Illuminated 7.5
David Sedaris Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim 8.5
Dave Eggers You Shall Know Our Velocity 9
Toby Young How To Lose Friends & Alienate People 8
Julia Alvarez Something To Declare 7.5
Philip Roth Ghost Writer 7.5
David Foster Wallace The Broom of the System 7

March 2005
Jeffrey Eugenides Middlesex 7.5
Leif Enger Peace Like a River 8
Amy Tan The Opposite of Fate 7.5
Augusten Burroughs Dry: A Memoir 8.5
Chuck Palahaniuk Stranger Than Fiction 8
Jim Carroll White Apples 8.5

February 2005
Steven Sherrill The Minotaur takes a Cigarette Break 8.5
Hanif Kureishi Buddha of Suburbia
Halldor Laxness Independent People u/c
Azar Nafisi Reading Lolita in Tehran 9
Pete Hamill Forever 4.5
Don Delillo White Noise 8.5

January 2005
Eric Schlossel Fast Food Nation 8.5
Joyce Carol Oates Beasts 8
Ethan Canin The Palace Thief 7.5
Philip Roth Portnoy's Complaint 8
Chang-Rae Lee Native Speaker
Jim Crace Arcadia 8
Audrey Niffenegger Time Traveler's Wife 9.5
Geoff Dyer Yoga for People Who Can't Be Bothered to Do It 7.5
Mark Haddon The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time 7

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