Read in 2007

December 2007
Pankaj Mishra – The Romantics
Keith Donohue – The Stolen Child
Mary Gaitskill – Veronica
Anthony Bourdain – The Nasty Bits
Leiths Baking Bible
Heather McGowan – Schooling
Alberto Fuguet – Bad Vibes
Alice Munro – The View from Castle Rock
Hella S. Haasse – Forever A Stranger and Other Stories

November 2007
Gertrude Stein – The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas
Alain de Botton – How Proust Can Change Your Life
Ursula Le Guin – Voices
Don DeLillo – Falling Man
James Salter – Light Years
James Elroy – The Black Dahlia
JM Coetzee – Elizabeth Costello

October 2007
Peter Ackroyd – Lambs of London
Iain Sinclair – Dining on Stones
Bill Buford – Heat
Patricia Duncker -Hallucinating Foucault
Anais Nin – Henry and June
Joseph Heller – Something Happened
Hanif Kureishi – Intimacy
Victor Pelevin – The Life of Insects

September 2007
Richard Florida – The Rise of the Creative Class: And How It’s Transforming Work, Leisure and Everyday Life
George Saunders – Pastoralia
Marguerite Duras – Four Novels
George Maxwell – See You Tomorrow
Sarah Vowell – Assassination Vacation
Michael Dirda – Book by Book
George Saunders – The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip
Italo Calvino – Hermit in Paris
Marion Nestle – What to Eat
Haruki Murakami – Underground: The Tokyo Gas Attack and the Japanese Psyche
Julian Barnes – The History of the World in 10½ Chapters
Carl Sagan – Contact
James L. McClain – A Modern History of Japan
Pico Iyer – Abandon

August 2007
Henry Miller – Sexus
Karen Russell – St Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves
Margaret Atwood – The Penelopiad
Steven Sherrill – Visits from the Drowned Girl
Nigel Slater – Appetite
Michael Pollan – The Omnivore’s Dilemma
Michael Faber – Fahrenheit Twins
David Malouf – Remembering Babylon

July 2007
Pico Iyer- Video Night in Kathmandu
Sybil Kathigasu – Not a Dram of Mercy
Lee Kip Lee – Amber Sands
Chin Kee Onn – Malaya Upside Down
N.I. Low – Recollections
Phillip Pullman – His Dark Materials

June 2007
Donna Tartt – The Little Friend
Somerset Maugham – Far Eastern Tales
Jay McInerney – Bright Lights Big City

May 2007
Donna Tartt – The Secret History
John Updike – Couples

April 2007
Don Delillo – Cosmopolis
Alain de Botton – The Art of Travel
Marjane Satrapi – Chicken with Plums
Elliot Perlman – The Reasons I Won’t be Coming
Madhur Jaffrey – Climbing the Mango Trees
Kurt Vonnegut – Cats Cradle
Gary Shteyngart – The Russian Debutante’s Handbook
Truman Capote – The Complete Stories
Amy Tan – Saving Fish from Drowning

March 2007
Marjane Satrapi – Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return
Banana Yoshimoto – n.p.
Bill Granger- Simply Bill
Kiran Desai – The Inheritance of Loss
Muriel Spark – Curriculum Vitae: A Volume of Autobiography
Andrea Levy – Small Island
Eva Hoffman – Lost in Translation
Heston Blummenthal – In Search of Perfection
Edward St Aubyn – Mother’s Milk

February 2007
Jane Austen – Sanditon and other Stories
Gustave Flaubert – November
Alain de Botton – The Architecture of Happiness
Alice Hoffman – The Ice Queen
Bill Granger – Every day
Nancy Stepan – The Idea of Race in Science
Greta Jones – Social Hygiene in 20th Century Britain
Dru Gladney – Dislocating China
Kenan Malik – The Meaning of Race

January 2007
Salman Rushdie – Haroun and the Sea of Stories
Sara Ahmed et al – Uprootings/Regroundings
Stephen Jay Gould – Mismeasure of Man
Maxine Hong Kingston – China Men
Maxine Hong Kingston – Woman Warrior
V.S.Naipaul – Among the Believers
Iris Chang – Rape of Nanking
Lila Abu-Lughod – Veiled Sentiments
James Fenton – All the Wrong Places: Adrift in the Politics of Southeast Asia
Joan Didion – The Year of Magical Thinking
Donna Hay – Off the Shelf
Craig Thompson – Blankets
Gina Mallet – Last Chance to Eat
Aldo Buzzi – The Perfect Egg
Katy Fox – Watching the English
Gregory Maguire – Son of a Witch
McSweeney’s Issue 13
Gary Shteyngart – Absurdistan
Simon Hopkinson – Second Helpings of Roast Chicken