10 June 2007

2007 books

What I've read so far this year:

Poor People - Fyodor Dostoevsky
The Weight of Numbers - Simon Ings
Jacques le Fataliste - Denis Diderot
The Last Day of a Condemned Man - Victor Hugo
Captain Pamphile - Alexandre Dumas
Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure - John Cleland
Notes on a Scandal - Zoe Heller
The Accidental - Ali Smith
Suite Francaise - Irene Nemirovsky
Collected Short Stories - Guy de Maupassant
David Golder - Irene Nemirovsky
Notre Dame de Paris - Victor Hugo
Incidences - Daniil Kharms
At the Sign of the Cat and Racket - Honore de Balzac
What I Loved - Siri Hustvedt
Written Lives - Javier Marias
The Swimming-Pool Library - Alan Hollinghurst
Liquidation - Imre Kertesz
A Tomb for Boris Davidovitch - Danilo Kis
The Tenderness of Wolves - Stef Penney
Bouvard and Pecuchet - Gustave Flaubert
The Invention of Morel - Adolfo Bioy Casares
November - Gustave Flaubert
The Rights of the Reader - Daniel Pennac
Restless - William Boyd
Ulysses - James Joyce
Nine Suitcases - Bela Zsolt
Arthur and George - Julian Barnes
Headlong - Michael Frayn
Hopeful Monsters - Nicholas Mosley
Bel-Ami - Guy de Maupassant
Budapest - Chico Buarque
Fiasco - Thomas E Ricks
Black Swan Green - David Mitchell
One Thousand and One Ghosts - Alexandre Dumas
Unless - Carol Shields

That's 36 so far this year. The best of them have been Liquidation, Nine Suitcases, Suite Francaise (a common theme), Fiasco, Bel-Ami and Hopeful Monsters. Most disappointing - Restless.


woodscolt said...

Looking good so far. I haven't read Liquidation (I haven't read LOADS of them...) but I thought Fateless was just stunning.

Phil said...

Liquidation is just as good, in a different way. I found it in Daunt Books. Have you seen the film of Fateless? Kertesz wrote the screenplay. You can rent it on DVD.