Reading List, 2005

Like every year, I forget to do this on my own and copy Blork. 51 this year which is pretty darn close to the aim of one a week.

Five Hemingways! Not one after the other, the list is in order of purchase, very similar to order of reading but I grouped the multi book authors. 12 books from Québec authors (14 if you count Evans who now lives in Montréal), all good and most of them my age or younger, humm. Another 3 in french on top of the 11, not a bad ratio.

6 non-fiction, aiming to better that in 2006. 6 by women, I really thought it would be more than that. I count 6 bloggers in there but all of them blog as a support to their writing and were writing books before blogging.

  • The Portable Beat Reader, Ann Charters (Editor)
  • Sewer, Gas and Electric, Matt Ruff
  • Album de finissants, Mathieu Arsenault
  • Les gens fidèles ne font pas les nouvelles, Nadine Bismuth
  • Qui a tué Magellan? et autres nouvelles, Mélanie Vincelette
  • Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides
  • Vamp, Christian Mistral
  • A Moveable Feast, Ernest Hemingway
  • Farewell to Arms, Ernest Hemingway
  • In Our Time, Ernest Hemingway
  • To Have and Have Not, Ernest Hemingway
  • Across The River And Into The Trees, Ernest Hemingway
  • Tomorrow Now, Bruce Sterling
  • Tender is the Night, F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Polysyllabic Spree, Nick Hornby
  • Douce Moitié, Matthieu Simard
  • The Prince, Niccolo Machiavelli
  • You and Your Bright Ideas: New Montréal Writing, Andy Brown
  • The Codex, Douglas Preston
  • Brimstone, Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
  • Anna pourquoi, Pan Bouyoucas
  • L’Or du roi, Arturo Perez-Reverte
  • Sparadrap, Marie-Chantale Gariépy
  • Sans sang, Allessandro Baricco
  • Pandora’s Star, Peter F. Hamilton
  • Ringworld’s Children, Larry Niven
  • Safety of War, Rob Benvie
  • Antéchrista, Amélie Nothomb
  • Terrain Vague, Oliver Rohe
  • Le Tigre et le Loup, Emmanuelle Brault
  • Popcorn, Ben Elton
  • Past Mortem, Ben Elton
  • A Short Journey by Car, Liam Durcan
  • Freakonomics, Steven Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
  • Blink, Malcolm Gladwell
  • A Short History of Progress, Ronald Wright
  • The Medici Effect, Frans Johansson
  • Dark Places, Job Evans
  • Blood Price, Jon Evans
  • La plus belle histoire du monde, Hubert Reeves, Joël de Rosnay, Yves Coppens, Dominique Simonnet
  • Eastern Standard Tribe, Cory Doctorow
  • A Place So Foreign and 8 More, Cory Doctorow
  • Sweet and Vicious, David Schickler
  • Smoke and Mirrors, Neil Gaiman
  • Stranger Than Fiction, Chuck Palahniuk
  • Nikolski, Nicolas Dickner
  • Eleanor Rigby, Douglas Coupland
  • How We Are Hungry, Dave Eggers
  • Volkswagen Blues, Jacques Poulin
  • La mort de mignonne, Marie Hélène Poulin
  • Asphalte et vodka, Michel Vézina


lightspeedchick January 3, 2006

I’m impressed.

julie January 3, 2006

I’m impressed that you actually remember which books you read! I never even thought of “comptabiliser” my reading list.
How about a “best 5” out of 51?

Patrick January 5, 2006

I do have a text file where I list what I buy and read. Just added little hearts next to 7 of them, 5 fiction and 2 fiction.

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