Well had a bumper month this month ,got through books this month ,have include a few more books in english this month but also a lot in translation still feels like right balance also cleared some of the proofs I ve got will try to clear some more next month well here is what I read this month .

  1. River of shadows by Valerio Varesi
  2. portrait of mother as young women by F C Delius
  3. The guest by Hwang Sok-Yong
  4. the long song Andrea Levy
  5. the Paper House by Carlos Maria Dominguez
  6. Santa Evita by Tomas Eloy Martinez
  7. Vivian and I by Colin Baker
  8. coconut unlimited by Nikesh Shulka
  9. cat and mouse by Gunter Grass
  10. poem strip by Dino Buzzati
  11. Decline and fall by Evelyn Waugh
  12. a very short introduction to spanish literature
  13. c by Tom McCarthy
  14. What he’s poised to do by Ben Greenman

As you see I ve read more than I ve reviewed the highlights were coconut unlimited and decline and fall ,I ll try to catch up next month on reviews .

Challenges –

99/100 books – just reading my 100 th book of year the end Salvatore Scibona

18/52 Around the world manage one book ,but have passed 50 countries this year so fairly happy with scope of reading


R.I.P reading ,city lit book ,the new Andrei Makine a thriller ,a collection of female writing from eastern Europe ,the new David Grossman book will finish Don Quixote .catch up on the books I ve read on blog .



22 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jessica
    Oct 01, 2010 @ 12:57:48

    I have yet to look at my September reading but as I started my American reading project I think most of the books I read would be for that. I did start War & Peace though and am just about to start Madame Bovary which sparked my education on how important translation is (I just assumed that a book was translated word for word and then your done)


  2. Richard
    Oct 01, 2010 @ 13:55:08

    Impressive (and varied) amount of reads, Stu–lucky you! I hope to read Buzzati’s The Tartar Steppes and something by Levy next year, but I’ll be starting October out with César Aira, Mishima and Sebald titles I’ve been wanting to read all of this year. Hard to squeeze everything in! Glad you and I will be doing a readalong or two this month as well–I feel a great affinity for your blog. Bon week-end!


    • winstonsdad
      Oct 01, 2010 @ 14:13:05

      aira is one I have to buy my library hasn’t it in stock ,love sebald can’t wait to his new stuff published next year ,i like your blog to richard and am enjoying joining in readalongs with you guys ,all the best stu


  3. Tom C
    Oct 01, 2010 @ 14:07:44

    I was overwhelmed by events in September – holiday and huge technical problems (now solved, but at great expense of time). I’m just waiting to get into October now. I regret I’ve dropped out of the DQ read – I left it for a couple of weeks and now I can’t get back into it


  4. Rise
    Oct 01, 2010 @ 16:19:34

    14! Whoa. I read 6 books last month, but 3 of them are quite short really (under 100 pages). I hope to finish Don Q this month too. And then some.


  5. Iris
    Oct 01, 2010 @ 16:55:19

    14 books, and such diverse books as well 🙂 It looks like you had a great month. I hope October will be more of the same for you..


  6. amymckie
    Oct 01, 2010 @ 17:16:58

    Wow, great list of books read Stu. I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts on more of them 🙂


  7. Carin B.
    Oct 01, 2010 @ 17:37:12

    Wow! 100 books! That is amazing. I don’t know that I’ll ever read that many in a year. I’m such a slow reader. Well done, Stu!

    You’re also finishing Don Quixote! I so admire that you read so broadly and so cerebral-y…that’s not a word I know, but it fits. I can only do a couple of those a year–otherwise, I get antsy and start watching more TV so the literary blogging people I definitely admire. Well done. Can’t wait to see how the end of the year goes for you!


  8. Rob
    Oct 01, 2010 @ 18:13:29

    Ahh..didn’t realise you’d FINISHED the Ben Greenman collection Stu. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts. I’m stalled on the first story (which is not a reflection of whether I like the book or not, I’m just juggling too many hot irons).

    Anyway, congrats on the monthly total Stu, but even bigger applause on getting to that hundredth title. You can relax for the rest of the year now (I bet you don’t! :))


    • winstonsdad
      Oct 01, 2010 @ 18:43:11

      I like it rob read it in a evening his style very readable ,thanks rob may ease off a bit but got few out from library and need to be reviewed so not much ,all the best stu


  9. Valerie
    Oct 01, 2010 @ 18:31:55

    I love that cover of Coconut Unlimited, it’s very eye-catching.

    My September wasn’t very good, reading wise; it was a really busy month. I definitely plan on catching up in October! Even if I do I won’t get to 100 titles like you did; I feel like I’m such a slow reader :-)!


  10. JoV
    Oct 02, 2010 @ 08:34:59

    14 books in a month is a great feat! Congratulations!

    here’s my plan for October:

    all the best.


  11. farmlanebooks
    Oct 05, 2010 @ 10:01:07

    What a fantastic selection of books that you’ve read this month! I’m hoping to read some Gunter Grass soon so Iwill be interested in your thoughts on Cat and Mouse. I hope your October reading is just as enjoyable.


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