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.
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Which so-far unpublished book are you most looking forward to reading?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.