Books I’ve read and plan to read

A book meme I took from Rob Kitchin’s The View from the Blue House and first answered a year ago. As before I’ve largely answered in relation to non-academic reading…

The book I’m currently reading? Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles

The last book I finished?  W.G. Sebald, Vertigo

The next book I want to read? Don’t know, but on the ‘to read’ pile of novels are Michael Moorcock, Mother London; Roberto Bolaño, 2666; Aravind Adiga, The White Tiger; Edmund Wilson, To the Finland Station (non-fiction); Ahdaf Soueif, The Map of Love and Jonathan Franzen, The Twenty-Seventh City.

The last book I bought? Lars Iyar, Spurious – hasn’t arrived yet.

The last book I was given? David Martin-Jones, Deleuze and World Cinemas – David is a visting fellow at the IAS, and we just exchanged books (he got a copy of Lefebvre’s State, Space, World.)

Which was the last book you borrowed from the library? Andreas Höfele, Stage, Stake and Scaffold, for the Shakespeare project.

What is the most recent e-book you read?  Thomas Meyer, Beowulf – open access from Punctum Books.

What was the last translated book you read? Other than the Sebald, it would be Italo Calvino, The Castle of Crossed Destinies.

What was the first book you read this year?  China Miéville, Embassytown.

Which book is at the top of your Christmas list? The first novel in my Amazon wish list is Ben Marcus, The Age of Wire and String, though I don’t remember why I added it…

Which so-far unpublished book are you most looking forward to reading? I was looking forward to the Peeters biography of Derrida, which now seems to be out, so I should chase up the copy that is being sent to me. I’ll wait for Sebastian Faulks, A Possible Life and Ian McEwan’s Sweet Tooth to come out in paperback too.

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1 Response to Books I’ve read and plan to read

  1. Chathan says:

    I know you have too much on your plate right now (both in fiction and nonfiction), but should it ever interest you – The Indian Ideology by Perry Anderson. Collection of his three infamous LRB essays on 20th century Indian history and politics.

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