Read It

Note:  Organized alphabetically (by title).  Date in parenthesis signifies year of review, not publication.

A

Absent One, The – by Jussi Adler-Olsen, translated by K.E. Semmel (2012)

Accabadora – by Michela Murgia/Silvester Mazzarella, translator (2012)

Alchemaster’s Apprentice, The – Walter Moers (2009)

Ali & Nino – by Kurban Said, translated by Jania Graman (2011)

All Dogs Are Blue (ARC)  - by Rodrigo de Souza Leão, translated by Deborah Levy (2013)

All Fires The Fire and Other Stories – by Julio Cortàzar, translated by Suzanne Jill Levine (2012)

All My Friends (ARC) - by Marie NDiaye, translated by Jordan Stump (2013)

All My Friends Are Superheroes (Audio) – by Andrew Kaufman (2010)

Alphabet of the Night – by Jean-Euphèle Milcé, translated by Christopher Moncrieff (2013)

A More Perfect Heaven:  How Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos (ARC) – by Dava Sobel (2011)

American Terroir: Savoring the Flavors of Our Woods, Waters & Fields (ARC) – by Rowan Jacobsen (2010)

Amphibian – by Carla Gunn (2009)

Angel’s Game, The – by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (2009)

Artificial Night, An - by Seanan McGuire (2010)

Assassination Vacation – by Sarah Vowell* (2009)

Await Your Reply – by Dan Chaon* (2010)

B

Bad Marie (ARC) – by Marcy Dermansky (2010)

Beatitude – by Larry Closs (2012)

Beatrice and Virgil (ARC) – by Yann Martel (2010)

Berlin-Baghdad Express, The:  The Ottoman Empire & Germany’s Bid for World Power – by Sean McMeekin (2013)

Black Bazaar – by Alain Mabanckou / Sarah Ardizzone, translator (2013)

Bliss, Remembered (ARC) – by Frank Deford (2010)

Boat to Redemption (ARC) – by Su Tong, translated by Howard Goldblatt (2011)

Bring Up the Bodies (ARC) – by Hilary Mantel (2012)

Brother Gardeners, The: Botany, Empire & the Birth of an Obsession – by Andrea Wulf (2009)

Bucolic Plague, The:  How Two Manhattanites Became Gentlemen Farmers (ARC) by Josh Kilmer-purcell.  (2010)

Buddhaland Brooklyn by Richard C. Morais (2012)

By Heart: Poetry, Prison and Two Lives (ARC / LibraryThing Early Reviewers) – by Judith Tannenbaum & Spoon Jackson (2010)

C

Canal House Cookbook, Vol. 1 – by Christopher Hirsheimer & Melissa Hamilton (2009)

Canal House Cookbook, Vol. 2 - by Christopher Hirsheimer & Melissa Hamilton (2009)

Canvas, The – by Benjamin Stein, translated by Brian Zumhagan (2012)

Castle (Audio) – by J. Robert Lennon (2012)

Censoring an Iranian Love Story. A Novel. - By Shahriar Mandanipour (2010)

Chalice – by Robin McKinley* (2009)

Cheese Chronicles, The: A Journey Through the Making of Cheese in America – by Liz Thorpe (2009)

Chef (ARC) – by Jaspreet Singh (100 Pages/ unfinished) (2010)

Children In Reindeer Woods – by Kristín Ómarsdóttir (2012)

Chronicles of Master Li & Number Ten Ox, The:  Bridge of Birds, The Story of the Stone & Eight Skilled Gentlemen by Barry Hughart (2010)

City Life – by Witold Rybczynski (2010)

City of Ravens: London, the Tower and its Famous Birds – by Boria Sax (2012)

City of Rumor: The Compulsion to Write About Berline (Review Copy) – by Gideon Lewis-Kraus (2013)

City of Thieves (Audio) – by David Benioff (2011)

Colonel, The (ARC) – by Mahmoud Dowlatabadi, translated by Tom Patterdale (2012)

Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, The – by Thomas H. Johnson, ed. (2011)

Corpse Reader, The - by Antonio Garrido, translated by Thomas Bunstead (2013)

Corpse Washer, The – by Sinan Antoon, translated by author (2013)

Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter - by Tom Franklin (2011)

D

Daniel Stein, Interpreter – by Ludmila Ulitskaya, translated by Arch Tait (2012)

Dark, The – by Sergio Chejfec, translated by Heather Cleary (2014) – published at the webjournal Necessary Fiction

Dark Monk, The – by Oliver Pötzsch, translated by Lee Chadeayne (2012)

Days of the Rainbow, The – by Antonio Skarmeta, translated by Mery Botbol (2013)

Death of a Nationalist (Audio) – by Rebecca Pawel / narrated by Elizabeth Klett (2011)

Death Sentences – by Chiaki Kawamata, translated by Thomas LaMarre & Kazuko Y. Behrens (2012)

Detective Story – by Imre Kertész, translated by Tim Wilkinson (2012)

Doubles (ARC) – by Nic Brown (2010)

Down the Rabbit Hole (ARC) – by Juan Pablo Villalobos, translated by Rosalind Harvey (2012)

Dream of the Celt, The (ARC) - by Mario Vargas Llosa, translated by Edith Grossman (2013)

Drowned (ARC) – by Therese Bohman, translated by Marlaine Delargy (2012)

Dust and Shadow:  An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson – by Lindsay Faye (2010)

Drood – by Dan Simmons* (2009)

E

Eating Air (ARC) – by Pauline Melville(2009)

Eléctrico W (ARC) - by Hervé Le Tellier, translated by Adriana Hunter (2013)

Elephant’s Journey, The (ARC) – by José Saramago (2011)

Episode in the Life of a Landscape Painter, An – by César Aira, translated by Chris Andrews (2012)

Everything and Nothing – by Jorge Luis Borges, multiple translators (2012)

F

Fantasy – by Malte Persson, translated by Saskia Vogel (2013)  Review to follow.

Farm City:  The Education of an Urban Farmer – by Novella Carpenter (2010)

Faster I Walk, The Smaller I Am, The – by Kjersti A. Skomsvold, translated by Kerri A. Pierce (2012)

Father-Mucker – by Greg Olear (2011)

FEED – by Mira Grant (2011)

Flanders Panel, The – by Arturo Perez Reverte (reviewed prior to 2009)

Flash Cards – by Yu Jian, translated by Wang Ping & Ron Padgett (2012)

Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation – by Joseph J. Ellis  (reviewed prior to 2009)

Fragile Things: Short Fictions & Wonders (Audio) – by Neil Gaiman (2009)

From Away (ARC Copy) – by David Carkeet (2010)

From the Mouth of the Whale (ARC ) – by Sjon, translated by Victoria Cribb (2011)

Funeral for a Dog (ARC) – by Thomas Pletzinger, translated by Ross Benjamin (2011)

G

Gamble of the Godless, The (ARC) – by David Maine (2011)

GHOSTS – by César Aira, translated by Chris Andrews (2011)

Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The (Audio) – by Stieg Larsson (2009)

Grave Goods – by Ariana Franklin* (2009)

Guadalajara (ARC) – by Quim Monzó, translated by Peter Bush (2011)

Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, The (Audio) – by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows* (2010)

H


Half-Blood Blues (Audio) – by Esi Edugyan (2012)

Hangman’s Daughter, The (ARC) – by Oliver Pötzsch, translated by Lee Chadeayne (2011)

Healer, The (ARC) - by Antti Tuomainen, translated by Lola Rogers (2013)

Heirloom: Notes from an Accidental Tomato Farmer – by Tim Stark (2010)

HHhH (Audio) – by Laurent Binet, translated by Sam Taylor (2012)

His Illegal Self (Audio) – by Peter Carey* (2009)

Homer & Langley – by E.L. Doctorow (2009)

Honey Thief, The – by Najaf Mazari & Robert Hillman (2013)

Honour or Iskender by Elif Shafak, translated by unknown (2013)

House of Silk, The (audio) – by Anthony Horowitz (2012) Review to come.

How To Write A Sentence (& How To Read One) (ARC) - by Stanley Fish (2011)

Hundred-Foot Journey, The (ARC) - by Richard C. Morais (2010)

Hunger Angel, The (ARC) by Herta Müller, translated by Philip Boehm (2012)

I

I Am Not Sidney Poitier – by Percival Everett (2010)

Ilustrado (ARC) – by Miguel Syjuco (2011)

Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, Including Books, Street Fashion and Jewelry – by Leanne Shapton (2010)

In Berlin: Day and Night in 1929 (Review Copy) - by Franz Hessel, translated by Amanda DeMarco (2013)

India: A Thousand Words – by Erica Derrickson (2010)

Inside the Outbreaks: The Elite Medical Detectives of the Epidemic Intelligence Service (ARC) – by Mark Pendergrast (2011)

In the Sea There Are Crocodiles (ARC) – by Fabio Geda, translated by Howard Curtis (2011)

In the Time of the Blue Ball – by Manuela Draeger/Brian Evenson, translator (2013)

In the Wake of the Plague: The Black Death & the World It Made – by Norman F. Cantor (2011)

Investigation, The – by Philippe Claudel, translated by John Cullen (2012)

Island of Last Truth, The - by Flavia Company, translated by Laura McGoughlin (2014)

Italian Secretary, The (Audio) – by Caleb Carr (2009)

J

Journal of a Solitude – by May Sarton (2010)

K

King in the Tree, The: 3 Novellas – by Steven Millhauser (2010)

Kino – by Jürgen Fauth (2012)

L

Labyrinth of Dreaming Books, The (ARC) – by Walter Moers, translated by John Brownjohn (2012)

Land of Decoration, The (ARC) – by Grace McCleen (2012)

Land of Dreams, The (Review Copy) - by Vidar Sundstøl, translated by Tiina Nunnally (2014)

Léon & Louise (ARC) – by Alex Capus, translated by John Brownjohn (2012)

Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and of His Friend Marilyn Monroe, The (ARC) – by Andrew O’Hagan (2010)

Lives Like Loaded Guns:  Emily Dickinson and Her Family’s Feuds – by Lyndall Gordon (2010)

Local Habitation, A:  An October Daye Mystery, Book 2 (Kindle) – by Seanan McGuire (2010)

Lost City of Z, The:  A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon – by David Grann (2009)

Lucky Jim – by Kingsley Amis (2009)

M

Man’s Search for Meaning – by Viktor E. Frankl (reviewed prior to 2009)

Map and the Territory, The – by Michel Houellebacq, translated by Gavin Bowd (2013)

Mehlis Report, The (ARC)  – by Rabee Jaber, translated by Kareem James Abu-Zeid (2013)

Memoirs of a Porcupine - by Alain Mabanckou, translated by Helen Stevensen (2012)

Me, You (ARC) – by Erri De Luca, translated by Beth Archer Brombert (2011)

Miracle Cures of Dr. Aira, The – by César Aira/Katherine Silver, translator (2012)

Mo Meta Blues – by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson & Ben Greenman (2013) Posted at the blog Literary Kicks

Mr. Mendoza’s Paintbrush (ARC) – by Luis Alberto Urrea, artwork by Christopher Cardinale (2010)

Must You Go? My Life With Harold Pinter (Audio) – by Antonia Fraser (2012)

My Two Worlds (ARC) – by Sergio Chejfec, translated by Margaret B. Carson (2011)

N

Nada – by Carmen Laforet, translated by Edith Grossman (2011)

Nemesis (ARC) – by Philip Roth (2010)

Neruda Case, The (audio) – by Roberto Ampuero / Carolina De Robertis, translator & Robertson Dean, narrator (2013)

Never Le Me Go – by Kazuo Ishiguro (2010)

Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women – by Geraldine Brooks (2010)

Not Untrue & Not Unkind (ARC) – by Ed O’Loughlin (2010)

Novel Bookstore, A – by Laurence Cossé, translated by Alison Anderson (2012)

O

Okko: The Cycle of Water – by Hub (2011)

On Lies, Secrets, and Silence: Selected Prose 1966-1978 - by Adrienne Rich (2011)

One Day I Will Write About this Place (ARC; 100 Pages/Unfinished) – by Binyavanga Wainaina (2011)

One Salt Sea – by Seanan McGuire (2011)

Open City – by Teju Cole (2011)

Oryx and Crake - by Margaret Atwood (2009)

P

Paprika – by Yasutaka Tsutsui, translated by Andrew Driver (2014)

Phantoms on the Bookshelves – by Jacques Bonnet, translated by Siân Reynolds (2012)

Planets, The – by Sergio Chejfec, translated by Heather Cleary (2012)

Poems from the Book of Hours – by Rainer Maria Rilke (2011)

Polish Boxer, The – by Eduardo Halfon, translated by Daniel Hahn, Ollie Brock, Lisa Dillman, Thomas Bunstead & Anne McLean (2012)

Prague Cemetery, The – by Umberto Eco, translated by Richard Dixon (2011)

President’s Hat, The (ARC) – by Antoine Laurain, translated by Louise Rogers Lalaurie, Emily Boyce & Jane Aitken (2013)

Pride & Prejudice & Zombies – by Seth Grahame-Smith (2009)

Prisoner of Heaven, The – by Carlos Ruiz Zafón, translated by Lucia Graves (2012)

R

Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books - by Azar Nafisi (2010)

Remarkable Creatures: Epic Adventures in the Search for the Origins of Species – by Dr. Sean Carrol (2009)

Remembering Che: My Life with Che Guevara – by Aleida March, translated by Pilar Aquilera (2012)   Review posted on the blog Literary Kicks.

Report, The (ARC) - by Jessica Francis Kane (2010)

Revenge: Eleven Dark Tales – by Yoko Ogawa/Stephen Sndyer, translator (2013)

Revolution: The Year I Fell in Love & Went to Join the War (ARC) – by Deb Olin Unferth (2011)

Rosemary & Rue: An October Daye Mystery, Book 1 (Kindle) – by Seanan McGuire (2010)

S

Saint Peter’s Fair – by Ellis Peters (2009)

Sartorialist, The – by Scott Schumann (2009)

Scars – by Juan José Saer / Steve Dolph, translator (2013)

Second Nature: A Gardener’s Education – by Michael Pollan (2010)

Secret in Their Eyes, The (ARC) – by Eduardo Sacheri, translated by John Cullen (2011)

Secret Life of Emily Dickinson, The (ARC) – by Jerome Charyn (2010)

Shape of Water, The – by Andrea Camilleri, translated by Stephen Sartarelli (2011)

Shipwrecks – by Akira Yoshimura, translated by Mark Ealey (2012)

Short Tale of Shame, A (ARC) - by Angel Igov, translated by Angela Rodale (2013)

Siege, The – by Ismail Kadare (2010)

Sisters Brothers, The (ARC) – by Patrick deWitt (2011)

Somnambulist, The – by Jonathan Barnes (2009)

Sound of a Wild Snail Eating, The (ARC) – by Elisabeth Tova Bailey (2010)

Sound of Things Falling, The – by Juan Gabriel Vásquez / Anne McLean, translator (2014)

Special Topics in Calamity Physics – by Marisha Pessl (2011)

Sputnik Sweetheart – by Haruki Murakami (2011)

Suicide Shop, The (ARC) – by Jean Teulé / Sue Dyson, translator (2013)

Sultan of Byzantine, The – by Selçuk Altun / Clifford and Selhan Endres, translators (2013)

Sun King, The (audio) – by Nancy Mitford / Charlton Griffin, narrator (2013)

Sunshine – by Robin McKinley* (2009)

Swimmers, The (ARC) – by Joaquín Pérez Azaústre, translated by Lucas Lyndes (2013)

T

Tattoo Murder Case, The (Audio) – by Akimitsu Takagi /Deborah Boliver Boehm, translator (2011)

That Deadman Dance – by Kim Scott (2012)

There Once Lived a Girl Who Seduced Her Sister’s Husband, And He Hanged Himself: Love Stories – by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya/Anna Summers, translator (2013)

They Call Me Naughty Lola: Personal Ads from the London Review of Books – by David Rose, ed. (reviewed prior to 2009)

Things We Didn’t See Coming - by Steve Amsterdam (2010)

Thorn & the Blossom, The – by Theodora Goss (2011)

thousand morons, a – by Quim Monzó/Peter Bush, translator (2012)

Three-Arched Bridge, The – by Ismail Kadare (2010)

3 Strange Tales - by Ryunosuke Akutagawa, translated by Glenn Anderson (2013)

Tiny Book of Tiny Stories, The – by hitRECord & Joseph Gordon-Levitt, ed. (2012)

Tokyo, Cancelled – by Rana Dasgupta (100 Pages / Unfinished) (2010)

True Deceiver, The – by Tove Jansson /Thomas Teal, translator (2012)

True Novel, A - by Minae Mizumura / Juliet Winters Carpenter, translator (2014)

V

Vacant Possession – by Hilary Mantel (2010)

Varamo – by César Aira, translated by Chris Andrews (2012)

Voice of America (ARC) – by E.S. Osondo (2011)

VOLT: Stories (ARC) – by Alan Heathcock (2011)

W

Wandering Falcon, The – by Jamil Ahmad (2012)

Waterworks, The – by E. L. Doctorow (2010)

Waterproof Bible, The (ARC / Requested) – by Andrew Kaufman (reviewed 2010)

We Monks and Soldiers – by Lutz Bassman/Jordan Stump, translator (2013)

West End Horror, The – by Nicholas Meyer (2011)

Wherever You Go – by Joan Leegant (2012/ interview)

Wolf Hall: Parts 1-3 – by Hilary Mantel (2010)/ partial review

World Without Us, The by Alan Weisman (reviewed prior to 2009)

Y

Year of the Flood, The (Audio & Print) - by Margaret Atwood (2009)

Yiddish Policemen’s Union, The – by Michael Chabon (2009)

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*read, but not yet reviewed

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