The Reading List
June 30th, 2009 by alexfaye

What I’ve Recently Read, Am Reading Right Now, Will Read Next

Start here:  This is my bookclub’s list.

I wrote this in 2009, and am reading it in 2013.  Of course, much has happened since.

Ratings:  ***** Exceptional; life altering; not to be missed; **** A great read; loved it; *** Glad I read it; ** Meh; mostly a waste of reading energy; * Aaaaugh! If all books were like this, I would gouge my eyes out.

  • The History of Love, Nicole Krauss *****
  • The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman
  • The Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula K. LeGuin ****
  • Holding on to Good Ideas in a Time of Bad Ones, Tom Newkirk
  • Tinkers, Paul Harding ****
  • The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ, Phillip Pullman ***
  • Never Let Me Go, Kazuo Ishiguro *****
  • The Lacuna, Barbara Kingsolver ****
  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Jonathan Safran Foer *****
  • Zeitoun, Dave Eggers [in progress 10/10]
  • Blind Assassin, Margaret Atwood [everybody loves this; why haven’t I read it?]
  • The Art of Racing in the Rain, Garth Stein 😛 **
  • The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne *** (Getting better every year.)
  • Great House, Nicole Krauss***
  • Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell****

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