2008

27. The Broom of the SystemDavid Foster Wallace (p. 1987)

26. The LakeYasunari Kawabata, translated from the Japanese by Edward G. Seidensticker  (p. 1954)

25. The House of the Sleeping BeautiesYasunari Kawabata,  translated from the Japanese by Edward G. Seidensticker (p. 1961)

24. KitchenBanana Yoshimoto, translated from the Japanese by Megan Backus (originally p. 1988, translated edition 1993)

23. The Bell JarSylvia Plath (p. 1963)

22. The PremierGeorges Simenon, translated from the French by Daphne Woodward (originally p. 1958; translated edition, 1961)

21. A Man’s HeadGeorges Simenon, translated from the French by Geoffrey Sainsbury (originally p. 1931; translated edition, 1939)

20. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass, Lewis Carroll (p. 1865 & 1871)

19. A Very Long Engagement, Sebastien Japrisot, translated from the French by Linda Coverdale (originally p. 1991, in English 1993)

18. The End of Alice, A.M. Homes (p. 1996)

17. The Broken Shore, Peter Temple (p. 2005)

16. Peter Pan, J.M. Barrie (p. 1911)

15. Snow Country, Yasunari Kawabata, translated from the Japanese by Edward G. Seidensticker (orginally p. 1947; translated edition, 1957) 

14. Forbidden Colours, Yukio Mishima, translated from the Japanese by Alfred H. Marks (originally p. 1953; translated edition, 1968)

13. A Wild Sheep Chase, Haruki Murakami, translated from the Japanese by Alfred Birnbaum (originally p. 1982 ; translated edition, 1989)

12. Catch-22, Joseph Heller (p. 1961)

11. Interworld, Neil Gaiman and Michael Reaves (p. 2007)

10. The Man in the High Castle, Philip K. Dick (p. 1962)

9. Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut (p. 1969)

8. The Stranger, Albert Camus (p. 1946)

7. Emma, Jane Austen (p. 1816)

6. Goodbye to Berlin, Christopher Isherwood (p. 1939) (re-read)

5. Synecdoche, Charlie Kaufman (p. 2008 )

4. Long Day’s Journey into Night, Eugene O’Neill (p. 1956)

3. Growth Fetish, Clive Hamilton (p. 2003)

2. The CaveTim Krabbe, translated from the Dutch by Sam Garret (p. 2001)

1. Down There on a VisitChristopher Isherwood (p. 1962)

Read in 2007

Algebra:

(Number of Books Read Last Year) x (Life Expectancy) =

(Number of Books One Expects to Read in this Life-time)

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