Short Stories, Irish literature, Classics, Modern Fiction and Contemporary Literary Fiction, The Japanese Novel and post Colonial Asian Fiction, Yiddish Literature, The Legacy of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and quality historical novels are some of my Literary Interests

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The Reading Life Review Part II -Fiction 2016

Favorite Fiction, Monthly Listing

I decided this year to look for my favorite works of fiction through a monthly breakdown.


All My Worldly Goods by Irene Nemirovsky


Memoirs of An Anti-Semite by Gregor von Rezzori.  My second reading.  I hope to reread it in November. His best book.


Purple Hibiscus by Ngozi Adiche.  On my read all she publishes list


Bark Skins by Anne Prouix.  Masterwork.


The Vegetarian by Han Kang International Booker Prize Winner

The Lover by Marguerite Dumas.  A classic work of S E Asian post colonial literature

Love in A Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford. Funny, wise, and beautiful,


The Grand Hotel by Vicki Baum.  One of the Best works of Weimar Germany


Dogs and Wolves by Irene Nemirovsky. Very valuable work


The Poems of Elizabeth Bishop


On Carbon and Light by Noel Duffy


The Bottle Factory by Beryl Bainbridge.  One of her best


The Glass Bead Game by Herman Hesse.  Probably his master work


Nothing worth mentioning

Mel u

1 comment:

Suko said...

Mel, thank you for sharing your list of favorites by month. I hope this month will be outstanding in this regard.