Short Stories, Irish literature, Classics, Modern Fiction, Contemporary Literary Fiction, The Japanese Novel, Post Colonial Asian Fiction, The Legacy of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and quality Historical Novels are Among my Interests

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Books Reviewed in 2009

Books Reviewed in 2009

The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak     

The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barberry    
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
Getting the Girl by Marcus Zusak
After Dark by Huruki Murakami
Goodbye Tsugumi by Banana Yoshimoto
Real World by Natsuo Kirino
A Start in Life by Anita Brookner
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Ann Shaffer and Annie Burrow
Strangers by Taichi Yamada
The Uninvited by Geling Yan
The Old Capital by Yasunari Kawabata
Prize Stock    by Kenzaburo Oe
Snakes and Earrings by Hitomi Kacharo
Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto
One Man's Justice by Akira Yosimura
Miss Chopsticks by Xue Xinran
Aghwee The Sky Monster by Kenzaburo Oe
Ring by Kuji Suzuki
Powerbook by Jeanette Winterson
The Flower Mat by Suguro Yamamoto *
The Crazy Iris by Masuji Ibuse
The Summer Flower by Tamiki Hara
The Giver by Lois Lowry
The Empty Can by Kyoto Hayashi   *
Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink
Arrowroot by Junichiro Tazizaki
The Colorless Paintings by Ineko Sata
The Noodle Maker by Ma Jian
Quicksand by Junichiro Tanizaki
Some Prefer Nettles by Junichiro Tanizaki
My Life by Anton Chekhov
Leaving Home by Anita Brookner
The Makioka Sisters by Junichiro Tanizaki
Hardboiled by Banana Yoshimoto
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Shame in  the Blood  by Tetsuo Miuka
People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
Hard Luck by Banana Yoshimoto
Shamela by Henry Fielding
The Almost Moon by Ann Sebold
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
Kusamakura by Natsume Soseki
The Club Dumas by Arturo Perez-Reverte

Dance, Dance, Dance by Haruki Murakami
The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford   *
February Flowers by Fan Wu
Out by Natsuo Kirino
Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood
Moonlight Shadow by Banana Yoshimoto

Mel u


Suko said...

This is a great list, Mel. You're quite a reader. I enjoyed reading your 2009 reviews.

Mel u said...

Suko-thank you-when I first started my blog I was very inspired by your blog and I still am!-

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Great list Mel. I've read 9 from your list and enjoyed each of them.

Mark David said...

WOW! You read 70 books! That's more than 3 times what I managed to read this year. Very impressive :)

Among others, you got me quite curious about The Flower Mat and February Flowers. Hopefully I can get to read them this year.

Congratulations on your reading accomplishments Mel!

Patrick said...

Hi Mel! Quite a nice list you have here. Many of those are in my wishlist. The first one there however is something I have yet to finish reading. Another book there that I'd like to read this year is The Elegance of the Hedgehog.

70 books? How did you arrive at such an exact number? I'm guessing you don't review all the books you read. Even more impressive! Anyway, it would be a miracle if I could read even half of that number this year! ^_^;