Friday, June 19, 2009

Books I wish to read before the year is over:

  • The Anti-Christ, Nietzsche
  • Twilight of the Idols, Nietzsche
  • Either/Or, Kierkegaard
  • The Road, McCarthy
  • Blood Meridian, McCarthy
  • Glass book of the Dream Eaters, Dahlquist
  • Written on the Body, Winterson
  • Villette, C. Bronte
  • The Dying Animal, Roth
  • Bohemian Paris, Franck
  • The Razor’s Edge, Maugham
  • A Room of One’s Own, Woolf
  • Human Smoke: the holocaust and the end of civilization
  • Darfur: short history of a long war
  • Me, Katherine Hepburn
  • The Wild Palms {If I forget thee, Jerusalem}, Faulkner
  • In the Skin of the Lion, Ondaatje
  • Everything is Illuminated, Foer
  • Hideous Absinthe: history of the devil in a bottle
  • Orthodoxy, Chesterton
"Read, in order to live." -Flaubert


  1. if/when you read Orthodoxy --- or Either/Or, let me know, and i'll start. Either /Or i've begun - but i'm not done yet. Next year you must read Zarathustra babY!!!!!

  2. Oh it is a given that I am reading Zarathustra, love. I just forgot to put it on there. I cannot wait.

  3. I haven't finished Orthodoxy, but it's great.

    If you like Everything is Illuminated (the movie is fantastic), you'll LOVE his book Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. It's one of my favorites.

  4. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is one of probably my top 5 fav. books of all time. It's beyond words. That's why I am so excited to read Illuminated! I saw the movie a few years ago...I need to re-watch.

  5. Excellent list! I'll make us tea and crumpets, and we'll discuss A Room of One's Own as soon as I get back!

  6. This sounds like a delightfully magnificent evening, Nellie my dear. I can't wait!