Once Again …

images-1.jpg… not all of the February reading suggestions I had intended were actually posted on this weblog. Quelle dommage! Just so no one misses out on my musings during the month of February, I’ll publish the complete list (I do this anyway, even if I’m always punctual posting my suggestions).

You might not have noticed but I have been slipping several newer texts into my reading list, texts that often were included in recent suggestion lists. I suspect I’ll need a few more months reading books that haven’t hit the remainders stack yet, but so far I’m not enthused by the state of today’s new publications.

I will suggest, however, that a lot of the literature coming out of Africa, the Middle East, and South America, is a better route to good reading than sticking to American or British books. I suppose Joseph Roux put it in perspective: “Literature was formerly an art and finance a trade; today it is the reverse.” This, of course, pertains to much of what we consider the Western World. The Capitalism monster even devours literature.

Which of these titles interest you? Which might you even read?

02-01-18 – Pachinko — Min Gin Lee
02-02-18 – Devotion — Patti Smith
02-03-18 – Don’t Call Us Dead — Danez Smith
02-04-18 – Katalin Street — Magda Szabo’s
02-05-18 – Smile — Roddy Doyle
02-06-18 – Bunk — Kevin Young
02-07-18 – Frankenstein: The First Two Hundred Years — Christopher Fraling
02-08-18 – Paris in the Present Tense — Mark Helprin
02-09-18 – George & Lizzie — Nancy Pearl
02-10-18 – The Eyre Affair — Jasper Fforde
Anthony Quinn's Freya02-11-18 – Freya — Anthony Quinn
02-12-18 – Troilus and Cressida — William Shakespeare
02-13-18 – Kill Me Now — Timmy Reed
02-14-18 – The Impossible Fortress — Jason Rekulak
02-15-18 – Autumn — Ali Smith
02-16-18 – The Interpretation of Dreams — Sigmund Freud
02-17-18 – Reservoir 13 — Jon McGregor
02-18-18 – Foolproof, and Other Mathematical Meditations — Brian Hayes
02-19-18 – Behind the Moon — Madison Smart Bell
02-20-18 – David Bowie: A Life — Dylan Jones
02-21-18 – God: A Human History — Reza Aslan
02-22-18 – Mean — Myriam Gurba
02-23-18 – Cat Person — Kristen Roupenian
02-24-18 – Fire Sermon — Jamie Quatro
02-25-18 – The Human Condition — Junpei Gomikawa
02-26-18 – The Relive Box and Other Stories — T. Coraghessan Boyle
02-27-18 – The Evangelicals: The Struggle To Shape America — Frances Fitzgerald
02-28-18 – The Ultimate Ambition in the Arts of Erudition: A Compendium of Knowledge from the Classical Islamic World — Shihab al-Din al-Nuwayri

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