Books Read in 2023 (and previous years)


The Voice Imitator by Thomas Bernhard

The Lascaux Notebooks by Jean-Luc Champerret

Yes by Thomas Bernhard

The Book of Urizen by William Blake

Maldoror and Poems by Comte de Lautréamont

All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy

2022 (32 total)

The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke by Rainer Maria Rilke

Solenoid by Mircea Cărtărescu

Netochka Nezvanova by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee

Old Masters: A Comedy by Thomas Bernhard

The Invention of Morel by Adolfo Bioy Casares

Forbidden Colors by Yukio Mishima

Requiem and Poem without a Hero by Anna Akhmatova

Eugene Onegin: A Novel in Verse by Alexander Pushkin

An Iceland Fisherman by Pierre Loti

Five Modern Nō Plays by Yukio Mishima

Correction by Thomas Bernhard

The Metamorphoses of Ovid by Ovid

Shores, Horizons, Voyages…: Selected Poems by Soph de Mello Breyner Andresen

Several Short Sentences About Writing by Verlyn Klinkenborg

Tao Te Ching: The New Translation from Tao Te Ching: The Definitive Edition by Lao Tzu

The Complete Works of Alberto Caeiro: Bilingual Edition by Fernando Pessoa

The Essential Neruda: Selected Poems by Pablo Neruda

By Night in Chile by Roberto Bolaño

The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge by Rainer Maria Rilke

White Flock: Poetry of Anna Akhmatova by Anna Akhmatova

El Asesino del Lago by Raúl * Garbantes

The Wreath (Kristin Lavransdatter, #1) by Sigrid Undset

The Stones Cry Out by Hikaru Okuizumi

The Pastor by Hanne Ørstavik

2021 (41 total)

Belladonna by Daša Drndić

Rilke’s Book of Hours: Love Poems to God by Rainer Maria Rilke

Nocilla Dream by Fernández Mallo, Agustín

Nostalgia by Cărtărescu, Mircea

Doppelgänger by Drndić, Daša

The Decay of the Angel by Mishima, Yukio

Alguien en la ventana by Brozon, M.B.

The Field by Seethaler, Robert

Ema, the Captive by Aira, César

How I Became a Nun by Aira, César

At Night All Blood is Black by Diop, David

The Tartar Steppe by Buzzati, Dino

Story of the Eye by Bataille, Georges

The Seamstress and the Wind by Aira, César

The Hare by Aira, César

Confessions of a Mask by Mishima, Yukio

Break It Down: Stories by Davis, Lydia

The Literary Conference by Aira, César

An Episode in the Life of a Landscape Painter by Aira, César

Ghosts by Aira, César

The Temple of Dawn by Mishima, Yukio

Campo Santo by Sebald, W.G.

Casino Royale by Ian Fleming

Dictionary of the Khazars by Milorad Pavić

The Mystery of the Blue Train by Agatha Christie

Trieste by Daša Drndić

Blinding by Mircea Cărtărescu

Vesper Flights by Helen Macdonald

The Divine Comedy: Paradise, by Dante Alighieri

Runaway Horses by Yukio Mishima

Catastrophe and Other Stories by Dino Buzzati

The Blind Owl by Sadegh Hedayat

The Peregrine by J.A. Baker

The Complete Stories by Clarice Lispector

The Big 4, by Agatha Christie

A Grain of Wheat by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o

A Little Larger than the Entire Universe, by Fernando Pessoa

Hangsaman by Shirley Jackson

The Sound of Waves by Yukio Mishima

2020 (37 total)

The Third Reich of Dreams, by Charlotte Beradt

Notes from Underground, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Spring Snow by Yukio Mishima

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, by Agatha Christie

The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie

We Have Always Lived in the Castle, by Shirley Jackson

The Turn of the Screw, by Henry James

At Bertram’s Hotel, by Agatha Christie

The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea, by Yukio Mishima

The Woman in the Dunes, by Kobo Abe

2666 by Roberto Bolaño

The Mysterious Affair at Styles, by Agatha Christie

The Murder on the Links by Agatha Christie

The Melancholy of Resistance, by László Krasznahorkai

Nausea by Jean-Paul Sartre

The Sundial by Shirley Jackson

Psycho by Robert Bloch

Pedro Páramo by Juan Rulfo

The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Green Child by Herbert Read

Strange Hotel by Eimear McBride

Short Stories in Spanish for Beginners by Olly Richards

The Price of Salt by Claire Morgan (Patricia Highsmith)

The Happy Prince and Other Tales by Oscar Wilde

One, None, and One Hundred Thousand by Luigi Pirandello

Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things by Lafcadio Hearn

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

Agamemnon’s Daughter by Ismail Kadare

The Treasure Chest by Johann Peter Hebel

The Black Lizard and Beast in the Shadows by Edogawa Ranpo

All the Names by Jose Saramago

A Place in the Country by W.G. Sebald

The Tanners by Robert Walser

The Hospital by Ahmed Bouanani

2019 (24 total)

The Haunting of Hill House, by Shirley Jackson

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, by  Yuval Noah Harari

The Lottery and Other Stories, by Shirley Jackson

Waiting for the Barbarians, by J.M. Coetzee

Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess, by Bobby Fischer

The Crying of Lot 49, by Thomas Pynchon

Rameau’s Nephew / D’Alembert’s Dream, by Denis Didero

To the Lighthouse, by Virginia Woolf

The Wandering Earth, by Cixin Liu

Invitation to a Beheading, by Vladimir Nabokov

Austerlitz, by W.G. Sebald

After Nature, by W.G. Sebald

Inferno, by Dante Alighieri

Purgatory, by Dante Alighieri

On the Natural History of Destruction, by W.G. Sebald

The Idiot, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The Loser, by Thomas Bernhard

The Silent Angel, by Heinrich Böll

Lightning Rods, by Helen DeWitt

The Train Was On Time, by Heinrich Böll

The Temple of the Golden Pavilion, by Yukio Mishima

Frost, by Thomas Bernhard

The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum, by Heinrich Böll

2018 (34 total)

The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck (audio)

The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald (audio)

Queen, King, Knave, by Vladimir Nabokov (audio)

My Name is Red, by Orhan Pamuk (audio)

Foucault’s Pendulum by Umberto Eco

If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino (Audio)

As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner (audio)

The Stranger by Albert Camus (audio)

Out by Christine Brooke-Rose

The Plague, by Albert Camus (audio)

The Third Policeman, by Flann Obrien (audio)

The Luzhin Defense, by Vladimir Nabokov (audio)

The Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad (audio)

Burial Rites, by Hannah Kent

The Castle, by Franz Kafka (audio)

Perfume: The story of a Murderer, by Patrick Suskind

Resurrection, by Leo Tolstoy (audio)

The Ocean at the End of the Lane, by Neil Gaiman (audio)

How Fiction Works, by James Wood

Satantango, by László Krasznahorkai

The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver (audio)

Vertigo, by W.G. Sebald

I, Claudius, by Robert Graves (audio)

Forty Stories by Anton Chekhov

Her Body and Other Parties, by Carmen Maria Machado

The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway (audio)

Pnin, by Vladimir Nabokov

Labyrinths, by Jorge Luis Borges

Dead Souls, by Nikolai Gogol (audio)

The Emigrants, by W.G. Sebald

The Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood (audio)

The Last Samurai, by Helen Dewitt

The Big Sleep, by Raymond Chandler (audio)

Farewell My Lovely, by Raymond Chandler

2017 (34 total)

The Girl with all the Gifts by M.R. Carey (audio)

Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler (audio)

Replay by Ken Grimwood (audio)

The Disappeared: A Retrieval Artist Novel by Kristine Kathryn Rusch (audio)

The Warrior’s Apprentice by Lois Mcmaster Bujold (audio)

Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by  Haruki Murakami (audio)

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell (audio)

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood (audio)

The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood (audio)

The Glass Bead Game by Herman Hesse (audio)

Borne by Jeff VanderMeer (audio)

The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber

Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov (audio) 

The Trial, by Franz Kafka (audio)

Solaris, by Stanislaw Lem (audio)

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky (audio)

1Q84 by Haruki Murakami

Odd John by Olaf Stapleton (audio)

Peace on Earth by Stanislaw Lem (audio)

The City and the City by China Miéville

For Whom the Bell Tolls, by Ernest Hemingway (audio)

Orlando, by Virginia Woolf (audio)

The Talented Mr. Ripley, by Patricia Highsmith (audio)

The Spy Who Came In from the Cold, by John le Carré (audio)

The Looking Glass War, by  John le Carré (audio)

The Peregrine by J.A. Baker 

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (audio)

Love in the Time of Cholera, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (audio)

The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde (audio)

Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka (audio)

Pale Fire, by Vladimir Nabokov

Despair by Vladimir Nabokov (audio) 

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

Rings of Saturn by W.G. Sebald


2016 (18 total)

Fall of Hyperion by Dan Simmons (audio)

Endymion by Dan Simmons (audio)

Rise of Endymion by Dan Simmons (audio)

Ophiuchi Hotline by John Varley (audio)

Neptune’s Brood by Charles Stross (audio)

The Jesus Incident by Frank Herbert and Bill Ransom (audio)

The Lazerus Effect by Frank Herbert and Bill Ransom (audio)

Dawn by Octavia E. Butler (audio)

Adulthood Rites by Octavia E. Butler (audio)

Imago by Octavia E. Butler (audio)

The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin (audio)

Death’s End by Cixin Liu (audio)

Kindred by Octavia E. Butler (audio)

A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr. (audio)

Nightside the Long Sun by Gene Wolfe

Surface Detail by Iain M. Banks (audio)

Syncing Forward by W. Lawrence (audio)

Under the Skin by Michel Faber (audio)

2015 (11 total) 

Citadel of the Autarch by Gene Wolfe  (audio)

The Sirens of Titan, by Kurt Vonnegut (audio)

Ready Player One, by Earnest Cline

No Country for Old Men, by Cormac McCarthy 

The Grace of Kings, by Ken Liu (audio)

The Book of Strange New Things, by Michel Faber (audio)

The Fold, by Peter Clines (audio)

The Three Body Problem, by Cixin Liu (audio)

The Dark Forest, by Cixin Liu (audio)

Hyperion, by Dan Simmons (audio)

The New York Trilogy, by Paul Auster (audio)

2014 (14 total)

VALIS by Philip K. Dick

The Divine Invasion by Philip K. Dick

Shibumi by Trevanian

Elantris by Brandon Sanderson

Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

The Martian: A Novel by Andy Weir

The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North

Flight of the Silvers by Daniel Price (Audio)

Armor, by John Steakley (Audio)

Riverworld by Philip José Farmer (Audio)

Shadow of the Torturer, by Gene Wolfe (Audio)

Name of the Wind, by Patrick Rothfuss (Audio)

Claw of the Conciliator, by Gene Wolfe (Audio)

Sword of the Lictor, by Gene Wolfe (Audio)

2013 – (16 total)

Leviathan Wakes by S.A. Corey

A Deepness in the Sky by Vernor Vinge

Cat’s Cradle, by Kurt Vonnegut

The Separation by Christopher Priest

The Adjacent by Christopher Priest

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

The Mote in God’s Eye by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle

Foundation by Isaac Asimov (reread)

Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester

The Demolished Man by Alfred Bester

A Scanner Darkly by Phillip K. Dick

Ubik by Phillip K. Dick

Jumper by Steven Gould

Reflex by Steven Gould


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