Novels read so far in 2011

I mentioned back in January my informal New Year’s Resolution was to read more novels. Not nearly as many as Rob Kitchin - who has read and reviewed 52 – but so far in 2011, half way through the year, I’ve read…

  • Wu Ming, Manituana
  • Daniel Defoe, Moll Flanders
  • Stieg Larsson, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,
  • Stieg Larsson, The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • Stieg Larsson, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest [I really didn't expect to like these, but had the first two for Christmas and thought they were very good]
  • Robert Tressell, The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists
  • Jules Verne, The Journey to the Centre of the Earth
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Lost World and Other Stories
  • Vladimir Obruchev, Sannikov Land
  • Edgar Rice Burroughs, The Land that Time Forgot
  • James de Mille,The Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder [the 'lost world' reading that fed into the 'Fossils' paper]
  • Alexander von Humboldt, Personal Narrative of a Journey to the Equinoctial Regions of the New Continent [okay, this isn't a novel]
  • Jules Verne, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Julian Barnes, Flaubert’s Parrot
  • John Fowles, The French Lieutenant’s Woman
  • Jan Potocki, The Manuscript found in Saragossa
  • Alan Bennett, A Life Like Other People’s [autobiographical, rather than a novel]
  • H.P. Lovecraft, At the Mountains of Madness
  • Pat Barker, Regeneration
  • Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Daniel Kehlmann, Measuring the World
  • Richard Flanagan, Gould’s Book of Fish
  • Robert Harris, Lustrum
  • Jonathan Franzen, The Corrections
  • Umberto Eco, Confessions of a Young Novelist [reflections on his fiction, rather than fiction itself]
  • Salman Rushdie, Luka and the Fire of Life

In the ‘to read’ pile: Bruno Schulz, The Street of Crocodiles and Other Stories; W.G. Sebald, Austerlitz; Thaisa Frank, Heidegger’s Glassesand eagerly awaiting Umberto Eco, The Prague Cemetery.

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6 Responses to Novels read so far in 2011

  1. Matt Farish says:

    Did we talk about the Flanagan novel when you were in Toronto, Stuart? This would have been before you read it, of course. It didn’t consistently hold my attention, but I thought most of the book was wonderfully vivid.

  2. stuartelden says:

    Thanks Matt. I think you mentioned it when I said I was going to Tasmania – anyway, I owe the recommendation to you.

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