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

Thursday, December 31, 2015

2015 A Review of my nonfiction reading Part II June to January

1.  Reading Like a Writer by Francine Prose. A useful,entertaining and interesting book

2.  Dressed for War  by Nina Edwards. Good fashion history, for fans of the Edwardian era. 

3.   My Life in Middlemarch by Rebecca Mead.  First rate in every way

4.  Adventures of a Child of War by Lin Acacio-Flores.  The Philippines during W W Two

5.  A Passion for Paris Romanticism and Romance in the City of Light by David Downie, very strong on literary history 

6.   The Liberation of the Camps The End of the Holocaust and its Aftermath by Dan Stone

7.  Iron Kingdom The Rise and Downfall of Prussia 1600 to 1947 by Christopher Clark, the second book by this author I read this year.

8.   Wilkie Collins A Brief Life by Peter Ackroyd.  Informative 

9.  Sicily by Julius Norwich  strictly a political history

10.  The Last Leopard A life of Giuseppe Tomán Lampedusa by David Gilmore. A first rate literary biography

11.  Proust's Way A Field Guide in Search of Lost Time by Roger Shattuck. I found it very helpful and a pleasure to read 

12.  The Soul of Place A Creative Writing Work Book by Linda Lappin   Full,of fascinating ideas and reading suggestions, highly recommended 

Mel u

1 comment:

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

Mel, I enjoyed reading "Reading Like a Writer" by Francine Prose. I found it "useful" and "entertaining" and informative too.

I wish you a Happy 2016 in every respect!