Notable books for September

This month has been interesting mostly because I have read so few of the books I hi-lited on this weblog. This, of course, means that I will be forced to move them to the front of my reading list to avoid continuing abasement from other readers. But let’s face it: reading is still rather subjective and whereas one person has read all the books in one list, they  often come up short in another list. You know that much publicized and occasionally updated list of the 1001 books you should have checked off before you check out? Well it’s far from perfect and in some instances generates more anger and disappointment than knowledge of good reading.

But lists are good to give you ideas and, as I see it, if a list of 30 book titles yields one good idea, then the list is well worth it .. good ideas, like good books, are getting pretty scarce nowadays.

Hi-Lited Reading for September 2013

09-01-13 – The Garden of Evening Mists — Tan Twan Eng
09-02-13 – Taras Bulba — Nikolai Gogol
09-03-13 – The Wandering Jew — Eugene Sue
09-04-13 – De Profundis — Oscar Wilde
09-05-13 – A Bell for Adano — John Hersey
09-06-13 – The Known World — Edward P. Jones
09-07-13 – A Martian Examines Christianity — Arthus Levett
09-08-13 – Sellevision — Augusten Burroughs
09-09-13 – The Rabbi of Lud — Stanley Elkin
09-10-13 – Salmonella Man on Planet Porno — Yasutaka Tsutsui
09-11-13 – Samuel Marchbank’s Almanack — Robertson Davies
09-12-13 – The Blind Watchmaker — Richard Dawkins
09-13-13 – Plainsong — Kent Haruf
09-14-13 – Billy Bathgate — E. L. Doctorow
09-15-13 – Ada, or Ardor — Vladimir Nabokov
09-16-13 – The Ministry of Pain — Dubravka Ugresic
09-17-13 – The Infatuations — Javier Marias
09-18-13 – Cockpit — Jery Kosinski
09-19-13 – A Fairly Honorable Defeat — Iris Murdoch
09-20-13 – A Maggot — John Fowles
09-21-13 – 20 Fragments of a Ravenous Youth — Xiaolu Guo
09-22-13 – Of Time and the River — Thomas Wolfe
09-23-13 – The Titan — Theodore Dreiser
09-24-13 – The Anatomy of Fascism — Robert O. Paxton
09-25-13 – Black Spring — Henry Miller
09-26-13 – The Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves — Tobias Smollett
09-27-13 – Wilhelm Tell — Friedrich Schiller
09-28-13 – The Memoirs of a Survivor — Doris Lessing
09-29-13 – The Last Man — Mary Shelley
09-30-13 – The Book of Disquiet — Fernando Pessoa

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