New and Exciting

I really was excited about the March reading list and even made a short pile of books on the corner of my desk so I could reach them immediately when I needed to move onto my next selection. As so often happens, I got interested in a couple of other texts and pretty much split my time between planned reading and unplanned (but still exciting and fascinating) reading. As a result, I still have a few of those choice texts from the March list that I will carry over to the April list. Read, read, read.

Well, maybe not too much reading since I have been doing some serious bingeing on Netflix watching year after year of more than one cable television series and a thoughtful movie or two. I find my tastes on Netflix don’t differ too much from my tastes in reading: transgressive is the operative concept (I even like those Tokyo gore-fests).

But here is the reading pool for April. See anything you might like to read also? Here is the link to the Active Reading page for April.

April 2015


1. Chronos — Felipe Alfau
2. Lucky Jim — Kingsley Amis *
3. Humboldt’s Gift — Saul Bellow
4. Such — Christine Brooke-Rose *
5. Outline — Rachel Cusk *
6. The Big Money — John Dos Passos
7. The Forty-Five Guardsmen — Alexandre Dumas *
8. Glamorama — Brett Easton Ellis *
9. Rubicon Beach — Steve Erickson
10. Two Girls, Fat and Thin — Mary Gaitskill
11. Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Sausages — Tom Holt *
12. Funny Girl — Nick Hornby *
13. The Buried Giant — Katsuo Ishiguro *
14. Skullcrack City — Jereemy Robert Johnson *
15. Century 21 — Ewa Kuryluk
16. Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter — Mario Vargas Llosa
17. Wolf Hall — Hilary Mantel *
18. Defiance — Carole Maso
19. Cloud Atlas — David Mitchell *
20. I’ll Take You There — Joyce Carol Oates
21. The Last Days — Raymond Queneau
22. Martereau — Nathalie Sarraute
23. The Secret History — Donna Tartt *
24. The Ogre — Michel Tournier
25. Infinite Jest — David Foster Wallace *

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