July /august round up

Well I missed July’s wrap up of reads so you’ve a bumper edition this time .I ve read a few more english and american books in last two months than normal, but will be back on translations for next couple of months .So here is the list of what I ve read in last couple of months in no particular order –


  1. Phantoms of Breslau by Marek Krajewski (Poland)
  2. The violins of Saint Jacques by Patrick Leigh Fermor (England)
  3. Vox by Nicholson Baker (America)
  4. Three men in a boat by Jerome K. Jerome (England)
  5. Half blood blues by Esi Edugyan(Canada)
  6. Vile bodies by Evelyn Waugh (England)
  7. The tears of autumn by Charles Mccarry(America)
  8. Dart by Alice Oswald(England)
  9. Down the rabbit Hole by Juan Pablo Villalobos(Argentina)
  10. Until thy wrath be past by Asa Larson (Sweden)
  11. The stranger’s child by Alan Hollinghurst(England)
  12. U&I by Nicholson Baker (America)
  13. Ashes by Sergios Gakas (Greece)
  14. All the lights by Clemens Meyers(Germany)
  15. Good offices by Evelio Rosero (Columbia)
  16. The manual of darkness by Enrique de Heriz(Spain)
  17. The milkman in the night by Andrey Kurkov (Ukraine)
  18. I the supreme ny Augusto Roa Bastos (Paraguay)
  19. Corrections by Thomas Bernard(Austria)
  20. Exiled from almost everywhere by Juan Goytisolo(Spain)
  21. the sense of an ending by Julian Barnes(England)

So that is it 21 in two months taking the total for the year to 85 books which is exactly same as August last year .I ve read lot english books but going be posting them in between translations reviews for a while .Off the books read the Phantoms of Breslau and down the rabbit hole were my huge favourites .I read three longlisted booker of them the stranger’s child was just my favourite .What you’ve read recently ?

plans for next month well I m reading very short novellas next couple of weeks to give me things to review whilst I make my way through the 1100 plus pages of Parallel stories from the end of the month and I think it will take a month to read with some other books thrown in .What are your plans for September ?

12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. parrish
    Aug 31, 2011 @ 21:47:07

    At the moment I’m reading Alois Hotschnig’s Maybe This Time, having just finished Pascale Petit’s What the Water Gave me. Great list.


  2. reviewsbylola
    Sep 01, 2011 @ 00:22:55

    You’ve done a lot of reading so far this year! I am woefully behind.


  3. Rikki
    Sep 01, 2011 @ 11:10:28

    My plan is to track down a cheap used English edition of Vox. Yours is quite a list for the past two months.


    • winstonsdad
      Sep 01, 2011 @ 11:51:41

      Thanks rikki yes missed last month so seems huge list but keeping stock with books to write about as I tackle the epic parallel stories ,all the best stu


  4. Bellezza
    Sep 01, 2011 @ 12:11:25

    Your list of books is fascinating, Stu. Not sure where you even find such treasures! I think I need to look harder for more books in translation; you, Parrish and Mel U inspire me.

    I don’t have many plans for September, rather I’m holding my breath for 1Q84 in October, and the Parallel book you spoke of in November. Both are pre-ordered, both seem to be taking so long to arrive. 🙂


  5. amymckie
    Sep 01, 2011 @ 13:23:45

    Congratulations on a great 2 months Stu, I hope your next is just as great 🙂


  6. Geosi
    Sep 03, 2011 @ 12:58:01

    Congrats for reading quite a lot of books.


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August 2011


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