Read in 2008

December 2008
How the Mind Works – Steven Pinker
Henry and Cato – Iris Murdoch
Lunar Park – Bret Easton Ellis
The Book Thief – Markus Zusak
The Death of Artemio Cruz – Carlos Fuentes
Love – Toni Morrison
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie – Muriel Spark
The Tenderness of Wolves – Stef Penney
The Diving Pool – Yoko Ogawa
The Debt to Pleasure – John Lanchester
Daphne – Justine Picardie
Offbeat bride – Ariel Meadow Stallings
The Story of a Marriage – Andrew Sean Greer
Born Standing Up – Steve Martin
Scoop – Evelyn Waugh

November 2008
The Swallows of Kabul – Yasmina Khadra
The zookeeper’s wife – Diane Ackerman
Revolutionary Road – Richard Yates
The Echo Maker – Richard Powers
Come to me – Amy Bloom
The war of the roses – Warren Adler
Snow flower and the secret fan – Lisa See
Lipstick Jungle – Candace Bushnell
The darkness of Wallis Simpson – Rose Tremain
Living to tell the tale – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

October 2008
The tenant of Wildfelll Hall – Anne Bronte
The Siege of Krishnapur – JG Farrell
Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
One perfect day – Rachel Mead
The clothes on their backs – Linda Grant
My mother’s wedding dress – Justine Picardie
Master class: lessons from leading writers – Nancy Bunge
A joss stick for my mother – Lienfung Li
Global religions: An introduction – Mark Juergensmeyer
Idea of Perfection – Kate Grenville
20 Fragments of a Ravenous Youth – Xiaolu Guo
The Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had – Susan Bauer Wise

September 2008
the library at night – Alberto Manguel
In the Country of Men – Hisham Matar
Changing Places – David Lodge
When you are engulfed in flames – David Sedaris
Carry Me Down – M J Hyland
A Good Year – Peter Mayle
A Long Long Way – Sebastian Barry
Gabriel’s Gift – Hanif Kureishi
Three cups of tea: One Man’s mission to promote peace – Greg Mortenson
At Large and At Small, Confessions of a Literary Hedonist – Anne Fadiman
Sea of Poppies – Amitav Ghosh

August 2008
The City of Falling Angels – John Berendt
The Raw Shark Texts – Steven Hall
Music and Silence – Rose Tremain
Paris Stories – Mavis Gallant
Housekeeping – Marilynne Robinson
Infidel – Ayaan Hirsi Ali
The Geographer’s Library – Jon Fasman
Under the Banner of Heaven – Jon Krakauer
Gilgamesh – Joan London
The Maytrees – Anne Dillard
The ministry of special Cases – Nathan Englander

July 2008
The Blue Flower – Penelope Fitzgerald
The Once and Future King – T.H. White
Magical Thinking – Augusten Burroughs
The Moviegoer – Walker Percy
The Sea – John Banville
The Queen of Attolia – Megan Whalen Turner
The Lottery and other stories – Shirley Jackson
When the Emperor was Divine – Julie Otsuka
The Abstinence Teacher – Tom Perrotta
Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant – Anne Tyler
Mister Pip – Lloyd Jones
Signed, mata Hari – Yannick Murphy
The Story of My Face – Kathy Page
Like you’d understand anyway – Jim Shephard
Eva Trout – Elizabeth Bowen

June 2008 (19)
The Wood Wife – Terri Windling
Bitter Sweets – Roopa Farooki
A Winter Book – Tove Jansson
Close Range: Wyoming Stories- Annie Proulx
Special Topics in Calamity Physics – Marisha Pessl
The Gangster we are all looking for – Le Thi Diem Thuy
Civilwarland in Bad Decline – George Saunders
Hope and other dangerous pursuits – Laila Lalami
Loving – Henry Green
The Color Purple – Alice Walker
Night – Elie Wiesel
The Maltese Falcon – Dashiell Hammett
84, Charing Cross Road – Helene Hanff
Farenheit 541 – Ray Bradbury
Autobiography of a face – Lucy Grealy
Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
Brave New World Revisited – Aldous Huxley
The Colour – Rose Tremain
Amy and Isabelle – Elizabeth Strout

May 2008 (14)
First Snow on Fuji – Yasunari Kawabata
Ex Libris – Anne Fadiman
The Picador book of Contemporary Chinese Fiction- David Su
Lust/Caution – Eileen Chang
A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian – Marina Lewycka
Saving Agnes – Rachel Cusk
The Complete Borrowers – Mary Norton
Schindler’s Ark – Thomas Keneally
La Cucina – Lily Prior
The Migrant Painter of Birds – Lidia Jorge
Morvern Callar – Alan Warner
The Commissariat of Enlightenment – Ken Kalfus
Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer – Steven Millhauser
Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman – Haruki Murakami

April 2008 (12)
The Falls – Joyce Carol Oates
This Side of Brightness – Colum McCann
Purple Hibiscus – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
So I am Glad – A.L.Kennedy
Comfort Woman – Nora Okja
Reading like a Writer – Francine Prose
The Translator – Leila Aboulela
A Family Daughter – Maile Meloy
Like Life – Lorrie Moore
Travels of Jamie McPheeters – Robert Taylor
Water For Elephants – Sara Gruen
The keepers of the house – Shirley Ann Grau

March 2008 (13)
Oh the glory of it all – Sean Wiley
The Last Unicorn – Peter S. Beagle
Gossip Girl – Cecily von Ziegesar
Edwin Mullhouse: The Life and Death of an American Writer, 1943-1954 by Jeffrey Cartwright – Steven Millhauser
Quicksand and Passing – Nella Larsen
The Passion – Jeanette Winterson
The Thief – Megan Whalen Turner
Breakfast of Champions – Kurt Vonnegut
Hexwood – Diana Wynne Jones
The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories – Susanna Clarke
All Aunt Hagar’s Children – Edward P Jones
The Mistress’s Daughter – A.M. Homes
As Nature Made Him: The Boy Who Was Raised as a Girl – John Colapinto

February 2008 (6)
Louise Erdich – The Master Butchers Singing Club
Barbara Kingsolver – Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
Karen Joy Fowler – The Jane Austen Book Club
Jim Crace – The Pesthouse
Anthony Kiedis – Scar Tissue
Marjane Satrapi – The Complete Persepolis

January 2008 (11)
The Glass Castle – Jeannette Walls
Reluctant Fundamentalist – Mohsin Hamid
The Gathering – Anne Enright
Enduring Love – Ian McEwan
Gateway – Frederik Pohl
The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
The Stolen Child – Keith Donohue
Good in Bed – Jennifer Weiner
The Indian Clerk – David Leavitt
Into the Wild – Jon Krakauer
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao – Junot Diaz