Booklist 2011-

This is the list of books I’m reading or have read.

  • 14 Oct 2014:  Bark, Lorrie Moore.
  • 2 Oct 2014:  Just As I Thought, Grace Paley.
  • 27 Sep 2014:  NOS4A2, Joe Hill.
  • 18 Sep 2014:  The World of the End, Ofir Touche Gafla (author, trans.)
  • 11 Aug 2014:  Who Was Alexander Grothendieck?  Part I:  Anarchy, Winfried Scharlau (Melissa Schneps, trans.)
  • 10 Aug 2014:   The Island, T. M. Wright.
  • 8 Aug 2014:  Authority, Jeff VanderMeer.
  • 24 Jul 2014:  Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn.
  • 22 Jul 2014:  The Invisible History of the Human Race, Christine Kenneally.
  • 24 Jun 2014:  The Magician’s Land, Lev Grossman.
  • 17 Jun 2014:  Big Planet, Jack Vance.
  • 10 Jun 2014:  The Cloud of Unknowing, Mimi Lipson.
  • 21 Apr 2014:  Doctor Sleep, Stephen King.
  • 5 Apr 2014:  Annihilation, Jeff VanderMeer.
  • 29 Mar 2014:  Family Life, Akhil Sharma.
  • 28 Mar 2014:  Dirty Snow, Georges Simenon (Marc Romano and Louise Varese, trans.)
  • 20 Mar 2014:  Karate Chop, Dorthe Nors (Martin Aitken, trans.)
  • 13 Feb 2014:  How Should a Person Be?,  Sheila Heti.
  • 1 Feb 2014:  Pandora’s Lunchbox, Melanie Warner.
  • 5 Jan 2014:  The Sugar-Frosted Nutsack, Mark Leyner.
  • 31 Dec 2013:  The Yacoubian Building, Alaa Al Aswany.
  • 17 Dec 2013: The Custom of the Country, Edith Wharton.
  • 29 Nov 2013:  Infinitesimal, Amir Alexander.
  • 19 Nov 2013:  The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets, Simon Singh.
  • 2 Nov 2013:  The Panic Virus, Seth Mnookin.
  • 29 Oct 2013:  Taipei, Tao Lin.
  • 22 Oct 2013:  The Twelve, Justin Cronin.
  • 7 Oct 2013:  Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science, Martin Gardner.
  • 15 Sep 2013:  The More You Ignore Me, Travis Nichols.
  • 11 Sep 2013:  Undiluted Hocus-Pocus:  The Autobiography of Martin Gardner.
  • 1 Sep 2013:  JoylandStephen King.
  • 27 Aug 2013:  The Ninjas, Jane Yeh.
  • 20 Aug 2013:  Time of the Great Freeze, Robert Silverberg.
  • 11 Aug 2013:  The Buddha in the Attic, Julie Otsuka.
  • 29 Jul 2013:  Lexicon, Max Barry.
  • 20 Jul 2013: Forty-One False Starts, Janet Malcolm.
  • 12 Jul 2013: Thinking in Numbers, Daniel Tammet.
  • 10 Jul 2013:  Boundaries, T.M. Wright.
  • 26 Jun 2013:  Let’s Talk About Love:  A Journey to the End of Taste, by Carl Wilson.
  • 15 Jun 2013:  Goslings, J.D. Beresford.
  • 1 Jun 2013:  You, Austin Grossman.
  • 25 May 2013:  The Night Land, William Hope Hodgson.
  • 10 May 2013:  20th Anniversary Report of the Harvard-Radcliffe Class of 1993
  • 5 May 2013:  The Vanishers, Heidi Julavits.
  • 17 Apr 2013:  Belmont, Stephen Burt.
  • 10 Apr 2013:  Among Others, Jo Walton.
  • 25 Mar 2013:  The Fun Parts, Sam Lipsyte.
  • 14 Mar 2013:  Mathematical Apocrypha, Steven Krantz.
  • 7 Mar 2013:  The Magic Circle, Jenny Davidson.
  • 2 Mar 2013: SnowAdam Roberts.
  • 24 Feb 2013:  A Hologram for the King, Dave Eggers.
  • 9 Feb 2013:  The Wind Through the Keyhole, Stephen King.
  • 8 Feb 2013:  The Life and Opinions of a College Class, the Harvard Class of 1926.
  • 15 Jan 2013:  When the Tripods Came, John Christopher.
  • 11 Nov 2012:  The Passage, by Justin Cronin.
  • 31 Oct 2012:  Too Good To Be True, Benjamin Anastas.
  • 22 Oct 2012:  vN, Madeline Ashby.
  • 13 Oct 2012:  Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself, David Lipsky.
  • 6 Oct 2012:  11/22/63, Stephen King.
  • 15 Sep 2012:   The Signal and the Noise, Nate Silver.
  • 26 Aug 2012:  Mr. Smartypants, Michael Showalter.
  • 24 Aug 2012: Immobility, Brian Evenson.
  • 11 Aug 2012:  Permanent Emergency, Kip Hawley.
  • 10 Aug 2012:  Against Security, Harvey Molotch.
  • 6 Aug 2012:  Liars and Outliers, Bruce Schneier.
  • 25 Jul 2012:  The Man in the Maze, Robert Silverberg.
  • 14 Jul 2012:  The Pale King, David Foster Wallace.
  • 5 Jun 2012:  The Red Book, Deborah Copaken Kogan.
  • 20 May 2012:  The Outsourced Self, Arlie Russell Hochschild.
  • 13 May 2012:  Laughing Man, T.M. Wright.
  • 11 May 2012:  Strange Seed, T. M. Wright.
  • 6 May 2012:  The Scarlet Plague, Jack London.
  • 2 May 2012:  The Nephew, James Purdy.
  • 24 Apr 2012:  Life Would Be Perfect If I Lived In That House, Meghan Daum.
  • 1 Apr 2012:  The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins.
  • 26 Mar 2012: 1001, Jason Grote.
  • 13 Mar 2012: The Chicagoan 1.
  • 3 Feb 2012:  Simon: The Genius in my Basement, Alexander Masters.
  • 28 Jan 2012: Malcolm, James Purdy.
  • 22 Jan 2012:  In Pursuit of the Traveling Salesman, William J. Cook.
  • 18 Jan 2012:  Freedom, Jonathan Franzen.
  • 24 Dec 2011:  High Low In-Between, Imraan Coovadia.
  • 18 Dec 2011:  Color of Darkness, James Purdy.
  • 21 Nov 2011: The Big Short, Michael Lewis.
  • 22 Sep 2011: The Chairs Are Where The People Go, Misha Glouberman and Sheila Heti.
  • 10 Sep 2011: Zone One, Colson Whitehead.
  • 20 Aug 2011: The Magician King, Lev Grossman.
  • 31 Jul 2011: Girls to the Front, Sara Marcus.
  • 18 Jul 2011:  The Uses of Enchantment, Heidi Julavits.
  • 19 June 2011:  A Well-Paid Slave, Brad Snyder.
  • 8 June 2011: The Invisible Line, Daniel Sharfstein.
  • 7 May 2011: Live At The Apollo, Douglas Wolk.
  • 6 May 2011:  Indecision, Benjamin Kunkel.
  • 5 Apr 2011: China Welcomes You, Tom Scocca.
  • 19 Mar 2011: Ignatz, Monica Youn.
  • 14 Feb 2011:101 Things I Learned in Fashion School, Alfredo Cabrera.
  • 3 Feb 2011: Pattern Recognition, William Gibson.
  • 19 Jan 2011:  The Bedwetter, Sarah Silverman.
  • 10 Jan 2011:  Gang Leader for a Day, Sudhir Venkatesh.
  • 5 Jan 2011: Mad Travelers, Ian Hacking.

13 thoughts on “Booklist 2011-

  1. majordomo says:

    How did you find Bedwetter ? I heard about the book but couldn’t bring myself to buy it, there doesn’t seem to be anything remotely interesting about her childhood other than she was a bedwetter and suffered from depression.

    By the way do you read any Malcolm Gladwell books ? I’d be interested to know your opinion on his books, especially ‘Outliers’.

  2. JSE says:

    About 90th percentile funniness in the “books by standup comics” genre. I got it from the library. Re Gladwell: big fan of “Tipping Point,” which I think has a lot of subsurface math in it, have not read his other books but have liked many of his NYer articles.

  3. Rob H. says:

    How did you like Pattern Recognition? I quite enjoyed it, but I must say I preferred his subsequent book, Spook Country. Have you tried that one out for size?

  4. JSE says:

    Not bad. I felt he set up a big mystery which seemed like it would be hard to resolve in a satisfying way, then resolved it in an only partially satisfying way.

  5. majordomo says:

    How on earth did you find “China Welcomes You” ? Even Amazon doesn’t have it in stock yet.

  6. JSE says:

    Friends with the author!

  7. Rob H. says:

    You appear to have entered a time loop! Maybe I’ll try reading Freedom and see if the same thing happens to me…

  8. JSE says:

    Fixed, you silly person.

  9. Jordan, I’m very impressed that you’ve read the 25th Anniversary Report of the Harvard-Radcliffe Class of 1993. Goes well with the time loop comment above. Hello, by the way!

  10. Rob H. says:

    I feel like HNTBW should be on here several times.

  11. I’ve always wanted to start a list of books I’ve read. You have inspired me to actually start.

  12. Kate Loveton says:

    Great idea to keep a running list on your blog of the books you’ve read. Now what didn’t I think of that? (thumps self in the head)

    I shall have to steal this idea!

    I’m always interested in what others are reading or have read. I see we’ve shared some books along the way.

    You have a nice blog.

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