The books of fiction I have read in 2013 sorted alphabetically by title (* indicates re-read):

1. Austerlitz – W.G. Sebald
2. Bend Sinister – Vladimir Nabokov
3. Blood Meridian – Cormac McCarthy
4. Bring Up the Bodies – Hilary Mantel
5. Cabot Wright Begins – James Purdy
6. The Country of Pointed Firs – Sarah Orne Jewett
7. Dear Life: Stories – Alice Munro
8. Every Man Dies Alone – Hans Fallada
9. The Faces of Justice – Sybille Bedford (non-fiction)
10. Fobbit – David Abrams
11. Frankenstein – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
12. The Golden Notebook – Doris Lessing
13. Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn
14. HHhH – Laurent Binet
15. How Should a Person Be? – Sheila Heti
16. The Hours – Michael Cunningham
17. If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler – Italo Calvino
18. Justice: Stories – Larry Watson
19. A Legacy – Sybille Bedford
20. Lord Jim – Joseph Conrad
21. The Luminaries – Eleanor Catton
22. Malloy – Samuel Beckett
23. Malone Dies – Samuel Beckett
24. Mrs. Dalloway – Virginia Woolf
25. Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro
26. One of Ours – Willa Cather
27. The Orphan Master’s Son – Adam Johnson
28. The Plague – Albert Camus
29. The Rehearsal – Eleanor Catton
30. The Shooting Party – Isabel Colegate
31. The Song of Achilles – Madeline Miller
32. Suite Francaise – Irene Nemirovsky
33. The Tenth of December – George Saunders
34. The Testament of Mary – Colm Toibin
35. The Tin Flute – Gabrielle Roy
36. Tinkers – Paul Harding
37. Yellow Birds – Kevin Powers

TBR Shortlist (from which my next read may or may not come)

Stitches – David Small
Fall On Your Knees – Anne-Marie Macdonald
The Complete Shorter Fiction of Virginia Woolf
The Luck of Roaring Camp and Other Sketches – Bret Harte
A Fringe of Leaves – Patrick White

House of Leaves – Mark Z. Danielewski

TBR Supplemental Shortlist (books on hand that I want to read sooner rather than later):

The Tin Drum – Gunter Grass
The Beautiful and the Damned – F. Scott Fitzgerald
Native Son – Richard Wright
The Ambassadors – Henry James
Sister Carrie – Theodore Dreiser
Wherever You Go – Joan Leegant
The Trial – Franz Kafka*
The Name of the Rose – Umberto Eco

Australian Literature TBR:

Mr. Scobie’s Riddle – Elizabeth Jolley (Reading Matters)
Five Bells – Gail Jones (Reading Matters)
That Deadman Dance – Kim Scott (Reading Matters, Whispering Gums, ANZLitLovers)
Drylands – Thea Astley (Whispering Gums, ANZLitLovers)
(I will be soliciting more recommendations.)

Books not on hand, but on my TBR for sooner rather than later:
Love in the Time of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Sea – John Banville
The Wind-up Bird Chronicle – Haruki Murakami
Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World – Haruki Murakami
Norwegian Wood – Haruki Murakami
The Magic Barrel – Bernard Malamud
Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It – Maile Meloy
Light Lifting – Alexander MacLeod
Literary Conference – Cesar Aira
Stoner – John Williams
Voss – Patrick White
The Innocents Abroad – Mark Twain
Elsie Venner – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
The Portrait of a Lady – Henry James
The Flight of Icarus – Raymond Queneau


3 Responses to 2013

  1. Bookish Jojo says:

    Oh, man! I LOVE Banville’s ‘The Sea’ so much, I hope that will be a great read for you. I am a big fan of Eco too.

    And, as a Canadian, I would be remiss in my duties were I not to say: Please read ‘Fall On Your Knees’. STAT!

    • Kerry says:

      I have been reaching, but not quite grabbing, Fall On Your Knees for months now. Your plea will push me to finally take it up. Also, the only Banville I have read is one of his Benjamin Black books which, with its smooth prose, promised good things about his “literary” works. So, he also gets moved up. Thanks for the encouragement and thanks for the comment!

      • Bookish Jojo says:

        You’re welcome! I own a few of Banville’s ‘Black” books and hope to enjoy them soon-ish. I found ‘The Sea’ just so beautiful.

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