You’d think that a week spent on the couch sick would lead to a lot of reading, but no. Alas, I must have been really sick. Birthday week is also an excuse to add
some too many books to my collection.
Books I finished
Annabel by Kathleen Winter – a brilliant coming-of-age book about a hermaphrodite.
Dance dance dance by Haruki Murakami – Yes!!
the Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo – No! After having struggled through the first chapter I fear that this will be another 1001 book that will be a fight until the very end.
the Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky – rereading and reliving my teenage angst.
Books I bought (in alphabetical order)
Atwood, Margaret – Surfacing
Chiew-Siah Tei – Little Hut of Leaping Fishes
Cummings, E.E – the Enormous Room (from Project Gutenberg)
Dai Sijie – Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
El Saadawi, Nawal – Woman at Point Zero
Enger, Leif: Peace Like a River
Frazier, Charles: Thirteen Moons
Frazier, Charles: Cold Mountain
Grahame, Kenneth – the Wind in the Willows (from Project Gutenberg)
Kaarstøl, Jette A – Din nestes hus
Kipling, Rudyard – Kim (from Project Gutenberg)
Mason, Richard – History of a Pleasure Seeker
du Maupassant, Guy – Bel Ami (from Project Gutenberg)
McCleen, Grace – the Land of Decoration
McEwan, Ian – the Innocent
McEwan, Ian – the Cement Garden
Oksanen, Sofi – Baby Jane
Rhys, Jean: Wide Sargasso Sea
Sagan, Francoise – Bonjour Tristesse
Sagan, Francoise – A Certain Smile
Sedaris, David – Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk
Smart, Elizabeth – By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept
Smith, Dodie – I Capture the Castle
Stridsberg, Sara – Drømmefakultetet
Sæterbakken, Stig – Ikke forlat meg
Williams, Kate – the Pleasures of Men
Next week’s plan
Fight with Victor Hugo.
Make love to Murakami. I also have the urge to reread all the saddest books I know, but hopefully I’ll snap out of it soon. Not buy any books!