‘Let us record the atoms as they fall upon the mind in the order in which they fall, let us trace the pattern, however disconnected and incoherent in appearance, which each sight or incident scores upon the consciousness.’ Virginia Woolf.

Some recent journeys

Child of all Nations – Irmgard Keun

So Long, See You Tomorrow – William Maxwell

Get a Life – Nadine Gordimer

On Chesil Beach – Ian McEwan

Blaming – Elizabeth Taylor

Everything Passes – Gabriel Josipovici

The Chateau – William Maxwell

The Brief Wondorous Life of Oscar Wao – Junot Diaz

The Clothes on their Backs – Linda Grant

Stone Angel – Margaret Laurence

Lust, Caution – Eileen Chang

Let the northern lights erase your name – Vendela Vida

Divisadero – Michael Ondaatje

Starbook – Ben Okri

Judgement Day – Penelope Lively

Leaving Home – Anita Brookner

Castrop – Pawel Huelle

Snow – Orhan Pamuk

The Gathering – Anne Enright

Voyage in the Dark – Jean Rhys

The Other Side of You – Salley Vickers

The Gift of Rain – Tan Twan Eng

Crossing to Safety – Wallace Stegner

The Woman Who Waited – Andrei Makine

The Heart of the Matter – Graham Greene

Notes from an Exhibition – Patrick Gale

This book will save your life – A.M. Homes

Truth and Consequences – Alison Lurie

Life Class – Pat Barker

The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger

Paradise – A.L. Kennedy

Travels with Herodotus – Ryszard Kapuscinski

Tender is the night – F. Scott Fitzgerald

Dreams of Speaking – Gail Jones

In the fold – Rachel Cusk

But Nobody Lives in Bloomsbury – Gillian Freeman

Where angels fear to tread -E. M.Forster

Collected Short Stories – Clare Boylan

Careless – Deborah Robertson

The Discomfort Zone: a personal history – Jonathan Franzen

The Great Fire – Shirley Hazzard

The flâneur: a stroll through the paradoxes of Paris – Edmund White

The Longest Journey – E.M. Forster

The End of the Affair- Graham Greene

Old Filth – Jane Gardam

Tete-a-Tete: The Lives and Loves of Simone de Beauvoir & Jean-Paul Satre – Hazel Rowley

Mother’s Milk – Edward St Aubyn

The Emperor’s Children – Claire Messud

The Secret River – Kate Grenville

A few short notes on tropical butterflies – John Murray


One Response to “LogBook”

  1. Jo said

    I loved some of these books, and have a couple other on my to-do list.

    I think Mother’s Milk is one of the best things I have read in years (read it last year) and also LOVED Careless and In the Fold. Was also a big fan of the Kapuscinski, the first one of his I’ve read.

    What did you think of The Emperor’s Children? (Have almost started it then had to put it away to read something else for work, intrigued to hear what you think.)

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