The OF Blog: December 2010 Reads

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

December 2010 Reads

Continuing a trend from the past few months, I list last month's reading over halfway into the succeeding month.  Lots of short books read this month, it seems, as I finished off the year by re-reading some art illustration books from the Sparrow series that gave me some pleasure.  Since there's close to 70 books on this monthly list, I'll keep any comments brief.

380  Vizconde de Lascano Tegui, De la elegancia minentras se duerme

381  Andrzej Sapkowski, Camino sin retorno

382  Umberto Eco, Il Cimitero di Praga

383  Umberto Eco, El cementerio de Praga 

384  Patti Smith, Just Kids

385  Javier Negrete, Atlántida

386  Richard Parks, On the Banks of the River of Heaven

387  Hiromi Goto, Half World

388  Andrzej Sapkowski, Narrenturm

389  Henry David Thoreau, Walden

390  Miguel de Unamuno, San Manuel Bueno, Martír

391  Jaimy Gordon, Lord of Misrule

392  R. Scott Bakker, Disciple of the Dog

393  Angela Carter, Fireworks:  Nine Profane Pieces

394  Camilo José Cela, La familia de Pascual Duarte

395  Howard Jacobson, The Finkler Question

396  Amelia Gray, Museum of the Weird

397  Roberto Arlt, El juguete rabioso

398  Herman Melville, Moby Dick

399  Alejo Carpentier, Guerra del tiempo

400  John Milton, Paradise Lost

401  Edward Gibbon, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, vol. III

402  Damon Galgut, In a Strange Room

403  Ian Cameron Esslemont, Stonewielder

404  Michael Cisco, The Narrator

405  Tom McCarthy, C

406  Peter Carey, Parrot & Olivier in America

407  Andrea Levy, The Long Song

408  Oliver Goldsmith, She Stoops to Conquer

409  Karen Tei Yamashita, I Hotel

410  Paolo Bacigalupi, Ship Breaker

411  Edward Gibbon, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, vol. IV

412  John Bunyan, The Pilgrim's Progress

413  Carlos Fuentes, La Silla del Águila

414  Fernando Arrabal, El cementerio de automoviles/El Arquitecto y el Emperador de Asiria

415  Henry Fielding, Tom Jones

416  Lionel Shriver, So Much for That

417  Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter

418  Niccolo Macchiavelli, The Prince

419  Gabriel García Márquez, Los funerales de la Mamá Grande

420  Anthony Huso, The Last Page

421  David Mitchell, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

422  Sarah Bakewell, How to Life or A Life of Montaigne

423  Robert Lopez, Asunder

424  Felix Gilman, The Half-Made World

425  Livy, History of Early Rome, Books I-V

426  Naguib Mahfouz, Adrift on the Nile

427  Thomas Paine, Rights of Man

428  Edward Gibbon, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, vol. V

429  Naguib Mahfouz, Arabian Nights & Days

430  Dexter Palmer, The Dream of Perpetual Motion

431  Walter Scott, Ivanhoe

432  Edward Gibbon, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, vol. VI

433  Ashley Wood, Sparrow #0

434  Ashley Wood, Sparrow #1

435  Phil Hale, Sparrow #2 

436  Kent Williams, Sparrow #3

437  Shane Glines, Sparrow #4

438  Phil Hale, Sparrow #5

439  Rick Berry, Sparrow #6

440  Ashley Wood, Sparrow #7

441  Glenn Barr, Sparrow #8

442  William Wray, Sparrow #9

443  Jim Mahfood, Sparrow #10

444  John Watkiss, Sparrow #11

445  Sergio Toppi, Sparrow #12

446  Camilla d'Errico, Sparrow #13

There, all of my 2010 reads/re-reads are now available on this blog.  Feel free to inquire about particular titles, since I was in no mood at the time to write anything more than the reading number and the author/title.


Anonymous said...

Hey, is Thoreau worth reading? I'm not overly familiar with his work. I suppose that he's probably more a part of the American literary canon, which would partially explain this...

Btw, did you enjoy the Dexter Palmer?


Larry said...

Walden is a perfect book to read a few pages here, think about it some, take a little break, then read a few more. It's very much worth reading, as it's a reflective long essay on nature and life, all given in plain language.

The Palmer was okay, but it didn't engage me too well.

Anonymous said...

I know it's a January 2011 read, but any chance you'll post your thoughts about Bloom's Flight to Lucifer anywhere?


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