Saturday, 16 September 2006

Books I have read

Here is a list of books I have read recently. Each time I finish a book, I'll add it to the list.

* denotes a book read (either whole or in part) while turning the vicar's bike around.

July 2020
150) Sally Rooney, Conversations with Friends

May 2020
149) Sally Rooney, Normal People

March 2020
148) P. G. Wodehouse, A Pelican at Blandings

February 2020
147) Kenneth Wheare’s autobiography
146) Richard Ford, A Piece of My Heart

December 2019
145) Karl Blanks and Ben Jesson, Making Websites Win: Apply the Customer-Centric Methodology That Has Doubled the Sales of Many Leading Websites (audiobook)

May 2019
144) Chris Voss and Tahl Raz, Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as If Your Life Depended on It
143) Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein, Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth and Happiness
142) Michael Lewis, The Fifth Risk
141) Steve Jalim, career.fork(): How to Thrive as a Freelance Developer
140) Pat Kirwan, Take Your Eye Off the Ball 2.0: How to Watch Football by Knowing Where to Look

January 2019
139) Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow

October 2018
138) John Sutton, Walton Well: the Ford, the Fountain, the Foundry and the Prophet Elijah
137) Alan Bennett, Allelujah!

August 2018
136) Karl Blanks and Ben Jesson, Making Websites Win: Apply the Customer-Centric Methodology That Has Doubled the Sales of Many Leading Websites

May 2018
135) Richard Ford, The Ultimate Good Luck
134) Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

March 2018
133) Richard Ford, Between Them
132) Sarah Knight, The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k

January 2018
131) Tarell Alvin McCraney, The Brothers Size
130) Martin McDonagh, The Pillowman

December 2017
129) Michael Lewis, The New New Thing: A Silicon Valley Story

November 2017
128) Sarah Knight, How to Not Give a F*ck at Christmas: A No F*cks Given Guide to Surviving the Holidays

September 2017
127) Michael Lewis, The Money Culture

August 2017
126) Michael Lewis, The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed the World

July 2017
125) Martin Amis, The Rachel Papers

May 2017
124) Nicholas Dawidoff, Collision Low Crossers: Inside the Turbulent World of NFL Football
123) Andrew Fusek Peters, Dip: Wild Swims from the Borderlands

April 2017
122) Chris B. Brown, The Essential Smart Football

January 2017
121) Alan Alda, Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself

November 2016
120) Jon Ronson, The Elephant in the Room

July 2016
119) Karen Joy Fowler, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

May 2016
118) Dave Eggers, The Circle

March 2016
117) Michael Lewis, Losers: The Road to Everyplace but the White House (aka Trail Fever)

January 2016
116) Michael Lewis, Flash Boys: Cracking the Money Code

December 2015
115) Roy Peter Clark, How to Write Short: Word Craft for Fast Times
114) David Lodge, Changing Places

September 2015
113) Marcus Buckingham and Donald O. Clifton, Now, Discover Your Strengths: How to Develop Your Talents and Those of the People You Manage

June 2015
112) Roger Deakin, Waterlog: A Swimmer's Journey through Britain

February 2015
111) E. M. Bard, Test Your Cat: The Cat IQ Test

December 2014
110) Richard Ford, Let Me Be Frank With You: A Frank Bascombe Book
109) Tom Gauld, You're All Just Jealous of My Jetpack

November 2014
108) Aleks Krotoski, Untangling the Web

September 2014
107) Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

May 2014
106) David Eagleman, Sum: Tales from the Afterlives (2nd reading)

December 2013
105) Michael Lewis, Coach: Lessons on the Game of Life
104) Michael Lewis, Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood

August 2013
103) David Eagleman, Sum: Tales from the Afterlives
102) Michael Holley, War Room: The Legacy of Bill Belichick and the Art of Building the Perfect Team

February 2013
101) Nate Silver, The Signal and the Noise: The Art and Science of Prediction
100) Margaret Forster, Diary of an Ordinary Woman

January 2013
99) Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, Freakonomics

July 2012
98) Roman Krznaric, The Wonderbox: Curious Histories of How to Live

June 2012
97) Hugh Warwick, The Beauty in the Beast: Britain's Favourite Creatures and the People Who Love Them
96) Hugh Warwick, A Prickly Affair: My Life with Hedgehogs
95) Rob Brydon, Small Man in a Book

May 2012
94) Roman Krznaric, How to Find Fulfilling Work
93) David Allen, Getting Things Done: How to Achieve Stress-Free Productivity
92) H. G. Bissinger, Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream

December 2011
91) Michael Lewis, Boomerang: The Meltdown Tour

August 2011
90) Gregg Easterbrook, The Progress Paradox: How Life Gets Better While People Feel Worse (audiobook)
89) Simon Gray, The Early Diaries: "An Unnatural Pursuit" and "How's That for Telling 'em, Fat Lady?"
88) Michael Lewis, Next: The Future Just Happened (audiobook)

December 2010
87) Michael Lewis, The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

March 2010
86) Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited
85) Reviel Netz and William Noel, The Archimedes Codex: Revealing the Blueprint for Modern Science

February 2010
84) Alan Bennett, The Habit of Art
83) Lynne Truss, Get Her Off the Pitch!: How Sport Took Over My Life
82) George Plimpton, Paper Lion: Confessions of a Last-String Quarterback

January 2010
81) Simon Gray, Key Plays: "Butley", "Otherwise Engaged", "Close of Play", "Quartermaine's Terms", "The Late Middle Classes"

December 2009
80) Deirdre Wilson, Slave of the Passions
79) Michael Lewis, Liar's Poker
78) Michael Lewis, The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game
77) H. D., Palimpsest

November 2009
76) Richard Ford, Women with Men

October 2009
75) Stephen Potter, The Theory and Practice of Gamesmanship; or, The Art of Winning Games Without Actually Cheating

September 2009
74) Richard Wiseman, 59 Seconds: Think a Little, Change a Lot
73) Ernest Hemingway, For Whom the Bell Tolls

July 2009
72) Joe Simpson, Touching the Void

June 2009
71) Susan Orlean, The Orchid Thief

April 2009
70) William Faulkner, As I Lay Dying
69) Julian Barnes, Flaubert's Parrot
68) A. Walton Litz, The Art of James Joyce: Method and Design in "Ulysses" and "Finnegans Wake"
67) Little Gidding: An Illustrated History and Guide
66) Mark McCallum, Home Truths: The Peel Years and Beyond: Real Stories from British Life as heard on BBC Radio 4

March 2009
65) Azar Nafisi, Reading "Lolita" in Tehran: A Memoir in Books
64) Philip Welsh, The Single Person
63) Tom Paulin, The Secret Life of Poems: A Poetry Primer *

January 2009
62) Doris Lessing, The Golden Notebook

December 2008
61) Simon Gray, Enter a Fox: Further Adventures of a Paranoid
60) Gillian Butler and Tony Hope, Manage Your Mind: The Mental Fitness Guide

November 2008
59) George Bornstein and Ralph G. Williams, eds, Palimpsest: Editorial Theory in the Humanities
58) Simon Gray, Coda

September 2008
57) Eviatar Zerubavel, The Clockwork Muse: A Practical Guide to Writing Theses, Dissertations, and Books
56) Sarah Dillon, The Palimpsest: Literature, Criticism, Theory
55) Ed Morrison and Derek Robinson, Better Rugby Refereeing: Guidance, Tips, Warnings, Insights and Advice on Refereeing at Every Level
54) Simon Gray, Fat Chance
53) Simon Gray, The Last Cigarette

August 2008
52) Sarah Dillon, The Palimpsest: Literature, Criticism, Theory

May 2008
51) Peter Elbow, Writing Without Teachers

April 2008
50) Geert Lernout, The French Joyce

March 2008
49) Michael Groden, "Ulysses" in Progress
48) Fritz Senn, Joycean Murmoirs: Fritz Senn on James Joyce, ed. Christine O'Neill
47) Frank Budgen, James Joyce and the Making of "Ulysses": And Other Writings

February 2008
46) Richard Bath, The Scotland Rugby Miscellany *

January 2008
45) Alan Bennett, The Uncommon Reader
44) Karl Beckson, The Religion of Art: A Modernist Theme in British Literature, 1885-1925

December 2007
43) Michael Lewis, Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
42) Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary, trans. Geoffrey Wall

October 2007
41) Richard Ford, The Lay of the Land
40) Arthur Power, Conversations with James Joyce, ed. Clive Hart

September 2007
39) Laura O'Connor, Haunted English: The Celtic Fringe, the British Empire, and De-Anglicization
38) Know Your Traffic Signs *

August 2007
37) The Mays, 15, ed. Sean O'Brien, Colm Tóibín, and others
36) The Highway Code, rev. 2004 *
35) Fitz Hugh Ludlow, The Hasheesh Eater: Being Passages from the Life of a Pythagorean, ed. Stephen Rachman

July 2007
34) P. G. Wodehouse, Jeeves and Wooster Omnibus: The Mating Season; The Code of the Woosters; Right Ho, Jeeves
33) Philip Larkin, Collected Poems, ed. Anthony Thwaite *

June 2007
32) Imre Madách, The Tragedy of Man, translated from the Hungarian by George Szirtes *

May 2007
31) James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, ed. Jeri Johnson
30) Clive Hart, ed., James Joyce's "Dubliners": Critical Essays
29) Thomas F. Staley and Bernard Benstock, eds, Approaches to Joyce's "Portrait": Ten Essays
28) Ian Halperin, Fire and Rain: The James Taylor Story *
27) James Joyce, Stephen Hero, ed. Theodore Spencer, John J. Slocum, and Herbert Cahoon

April 2007
26) David Norris and Carl Flint, Introducing Joyce, ed. Richard Appignanesi *
25) Steve Fuller, The Intellectual: The Positive Power of Negative Thinking... *
24) Stanislaus Joyce, My Brother's Keeper: James Joyce's Early Years, ed. Richard Ellmann
23) Conor McPherson, The Seafarer
22) The Dublin Diary of Stanislaus Joyce, ed. George Harris Healey

March 2007
21) Pound/Joyce: The Letters of Ezra Pound to James Joyce with Pound's Essays on Joyce, ed. Forrest Read

February 2007
20) Samuel Beckett, Happy Days
19) Conor McPherson, The Weir
18) Gérard Genette, Palimpsests: Literature in the Second Degree, translated from the French by Channa Newman and Claude Doubinsky

January 2007
17) Richard Ellmann, James Joyce, 2nd rev. edn (1982)

December 2006
16) A. S. Byatt, The Biographer's Tale

November 2006
15) Homer Obed Brown, James Joyce's Early Fiction: The Biography of a Form
14) Richard Ford, A Multitude of Sins
13) James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, ed. Jeri Johnson
12) Instructions for British Servicemen in France, 1944 *
11) Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain, 1942 *
10) Roman Krznaric, The First Beautiful Game: Stories of Obsession in Real Tennis *
9) James Joyce, Stephen Hero, ed. Theodore Spencer, John J. Slocum, and Herbert Cahoon

October 2006
8) Patrick Dunleavy, Authoring a PhD: How to Plan, Draft, Write and Finish a Doctoral Thesis or Dissertation
7) Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast *

September 2006
6) Ernest Hemingway, Death in the Afternoon
5) James Joyce, Exiles

August 2006
4) Tom Stoppard, Rock 'n' Roll *
3) Tobias Wolff, Old School

July 2006
2) Sylvia Beach, Shakespeare & Company *

June 2006
1) The Mays, 14, ed. Don Paterson, Jeanette Winterson, and others

See also books to read.

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