BOOKS

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this page is dedicated to books i’ve read, and have discussed at some reasonable length

i am also doing 52 books in 52 weeks this year (year 2011) so i’ll be posting direct links to them here:

52: The Unbearable lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
51: The Interrogation by JMG Le Clezio
50: Zen in the Art of Writing: Essays on Creativity by Ray Bradbury
49: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
48: Kafka On the Shore by Haruki Murakami
47: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
46: Termite Paradise by Joshua Mohr
45: Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
44: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonothan Safran Foer
43: South of the Border West of the Sun by Haruki Murakami
42: Looking for Alaska by John Green
41: The perks of Being a Wall Flower by Stephen Chobosky
40: The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain
39: This side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
38: Skippy Dies by Paul Murray
37: Bossy Pants by Tina Fey
36: The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
35: Gintama Vol 1 – 3 by Hideki Sorachi
34.5 The Torrents of Spring by Ernest Hemingway
34: The Empanada Neighborhood by John Nichols
33: N.P. by Banana Yoshimoto
32: Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto
31.5: Fear of Fighting by Stacey May Fowles & Marlena Zuber
31: Lizard by Banana Yoshimoto
30.5 Goodbye Tsugumi by Banana Yoshimoto
30: Apocalypse for Beginners by Nicolas Dickner
29.5 The Lake by Banana Yoshimoto
29 dress your family in corduroy and denim by David Sedaris
28 Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart
27 Palo Alto by James Franco
26 The Financial Lives of Poets by Jess Walters
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24 The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
23 The Plague by Albert Camus
22 The Magician King by Lev Grossman
20 Of Love and Other Demons by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
19 If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino
15 The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa
12 The Sweet Life in Paris by David Lebovitz
11 The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus
10 The Cold War: A New History by John Lewis Gaddis
9 A week at the airport by Alain De Botton
6 Blind Willow, Sleeping woman by Haruki Murakami
5 Don’t know much about History by Kenneth C Davis
4 A single Man by Christopher Isherwood
3 The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
2 The Marriage Plot by Jeffery Eugenides
1 Distrust that Particular Flavor by William Gibson

And filed alphabetically (with some previous write ups) under Title, this is how empty my life is right now, filing things alphabetically (not really, because under a single letter it’s not alphabetical, sigh, also probably should’ve done it under author haha)

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1Q84 by Haruki Murakami

A

After Dark by Haruki Murakami (part 1, part 2)
After the Workshop by John McNally
Apathy and Other Small Victories by Paul Neilan
Apocalypse for Beginners by Nicolas Dickner

B

Blind Willow, Sleeping woman by Haruki Murakami
Bossy Pants by Tina Fey

C

Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
(A) Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews
The Cold War: A New History by John Lewis Gaddis

D

Distrust that Particular Flavor by William Gibson
Don’t know much about History by Kenneth C Davis
dress your family in corduroy and denim by David Sedaris

E

(The) Early Years by Ilan Stavans
The Empanada Neighborhood by John Nichols
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonothan Safran Foer

F

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Fear of Fighting by Stacey May Fowles & Marlena Zuber
Fermat’s Enigma by Simon Singh
The Financial Lives of Poets by Jess Walters

G

Goodbye Tsugumi by Banana Yoshimoto
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

H

Hear the Wind Sing by Haruki Murakami
Hector and the Search for Happiness by Francois LeLord
(A) Hero of Our Time by Mikhail Lermontov
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

I

(The) Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman
(The) Interrogation by JMG Le Clezio

J

Juliet, Undressed by Nick Hornby

K

Kafka On the Shore by Haruki Murakami
Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto

L

The Lake by Banana Yoshimoto
The Last Cavalier by Alexandre Dumas
Lizard by Banana Yoshimoto
Looking for Alaska by John Green
Love is a Mixtape by Rob Sheffield

M

(The) Magicians by Lev Grossman
The Magician King by Lev Grossman
The Marriage Plot by Jeffery Eugenides
The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus

N

Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
N.P. by Banana Yoshimoto

O

Of Love and Other Demons by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

On the Road by Jack Kerouac
The outsider by Albert Camus

P

Palo Alto by James Franco
The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
The perks of Being a Wall Flower by Stephen Chobosky
Personal Days by Ed Park
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Pinball 1973 by Haruki Murakami
The Plague by Albert Camus
The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain
The Psychopathy test by Jon Ronson

Q

R

S

Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
A single Man by Christopher Isherwood
Shoplifting from American Apparel by Tao Lin
Skippy Dies by Paul Murray
Soon I will be invincible by Austin Grossman
(The) Solitude of Prime Numbers by Paolo Giordano
South of the Border West of the Sun by Haruki Murakami
Steve Jobs by Walter Issacson
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart
The Sweet Life in Paris by David Lebovitz

T

Termite Paradise by Joshua Mohr
The Third Reich by Roberto Bolano
This side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Torrents of Spring by Ernest Hemingway

U

(The) Underachiever by Benjamin Anastas
(The) Unbearable lightness of Being by Milan Kundera

V

W

The Wind Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
Why I write by George Orwell

X

Y

Z

Zen in the Art of Writing: Essays on Creativity by Ray Bradbury
Zooey and Franny by JD salinger

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  • Mira says:

    Hey, I’m glad I stumbled upon your site. I would love to do the 52 Books as well. Also, I’m taking notes on the books you’ve read on this site and I’ll try to read them myself. What caught my eye is that you read Douglas Adam’s The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Haruki Murakami Novels. They are by far my favorites.

  • George says:

    I read some of your book. Here is something that bothered me. The park where you start the story is described only as consisting of grass. Then out of the blue it becomes a mini-forest. Might seem minor, but it really threw me off.

    • emma says:

      First of all, thank you so much for reading! I really appreciate it. I wrote that when I first started reading, and there were so many things that I was unaware of, as a writer, as a storyteller.

      Sadly, I no longer work on long form. But I really want to pick it up again one day.

      Anyways, thank you for your comment! If I work on another novel in the future, and I want to, I will definitely think things through and not just float on an idealized version of my story.

      THANK YOU

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