What We’re Reading

Well, the “We’re” will have to be aspirational for now. But here’s a What I’ve Been Reading list:

January 2021
The Corner That Held Them, by Sylvia Townsend Warner

February
The Iron Road: The Illustrated History of Railways, by Christian Wolmar

March
Hitler, My Neighbour, by Edgar Feuchtwanger

April
Of Smiling Peace, by Stefan Heym

May
Jigsaw: An Unsentimental Education, by Sybille Bedford

June
Hav, by Jan Morris

July
The Late Mattia Pascal, by Luigi Pirandello
Childhood’s End, by Arthur C. Clarke
War of Shadows, by Gershom Gorenberg

August
Men at Arms, by Evelyn Waugh
Lud-in-the-Mist, by Hope Mirlees
The Lanchaster Tradition, by GF Bradby

September
Kingdoms of Elfin, by Sylvia Townsend Warner
Love Among the Ruins: A Romance of the Near Future, by Evelyn Waugh

October
Earth, by Emile Zola
Koba the Dread, by Martin Amis

November
Orwell and Politics, collected writings by George Orwell

December
The Cat’s Cradle Book, by Sylvia Townsend Warner

January 2022
The Road to Middle-Earth, by Tom Shippey

February
Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad

March
The Every, by Dave Eggers

April
The Three-Body Problem, by Liu Cixin
The Premonition, by Michael Lewis

May
Helena, by Evelyn Waugh
The Nineties, by Chuck Klosterman
The Splendid and the Vile, by Erik Larson
The Feast of the Goat, by Mario Vargas Llosa
Mr. Fortune’s Maggot, by Sylvia Townsend Warner

June
Kingdom of Characters, by Jing Tsu
Distant Lands, by Halford Mackinder
Creating the 20th Century, by Vaclav Smil
Gentleman of the Road, by Michael Chabon

July
Homeland Elegies, by Ayad Akhtar




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