Reading Pool for July

With July upon us I did a quick overview of my reading pool, removed the titles I read this last month (I did good: a couple of big ones like Gone With the Wind), and filled in some of the gaps with new titles. I guess I was lazy or perhaps still desiring to read the books I failed to read last month but I kept most of the previous month’s list.

I want to finish the Glasworthy and the Dos Passos first and then it’s clear sailing on to the end of the month. Unfortunately this is the hottest part of the year down here in South Carolina so I cannot sit outside except in the early morning. I tend to have less intrusion out on the porch and get more reading done; in the house I’m always stopping to check my email or strum my guitar.

See anything on my list that interests you? Drop me a note and we can compare our opinions.

  1. The Green Man — Kingsley Amis *
  2. Borstal Boy — Brendan Behan *
  3. Such — Christine Brooke-Rose *
  4. The Riddle of the Sands — Erskine Childers *
  5. The Nigger of the Narcissus — Joseph Conrad *
  6. Nervous Conditions — Tsitsi Dangarembga
  7. The Big Money — John Dos Passos
  8. A Bad Man — Stanley Elkin *
  9. Glamorama — Brett Easton Ellis *
  10. Independence Day — Richard Ford *
  11. Awakening — John Galsworthy
  12. To Let — John Galsworthy
  13. My Struggle (Book 1) — Ove Knausgaard *
  14. Tinker, Taylor, Soldier, Spy — John Le Carré *
  15. The Golden Notebook — Doris Lessing
  16. Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter — Mario Vargas Llosa
  17. Martin Eden — Jack London *
  18. The Infatuations — Javier Marías *
  19. Runaway Horses — Yukio Mishima *
  20. Despair — Vladimir Nabokov
  21. The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge — Rainer Maria Rilke
  22. The Stone Raft — José Saramago
  23. Pedigree — Georges Simenon *
  24. The Jungle — Upton Sinclair *
  25. A Grain of Wheat — Ngugi wa Thiong’o *
  26. Royal Family — William Vollmann
  27. Infinite Jest — David Foster Wallace
  28. Salamander — Thomas Wharton *
  29. Stoner — John Williams *
  30. Cries In the Drizzle — Mo Yan *

(ACOR page for Reading Pool)

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