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2013 Reading: the books so far…

bookshelfHere is a list of my current reading and in case you’d like to try any of them, I’ve rated them as follows:

***** Brilliantly written, innovative, I was intrigued and couldn’t put it down

**** Brilliantly written, I was intrigued

*** Interesting and well-written

**Interesting but it was a struggle to finish it

*I couldn’t finish it

Top Rated:

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Dec/Jan. Tales of the Alhambra by William Irving – Padre Sudrez ***

Dec/Jan. The.PowerBook by Jeanette Winterson – Jonathan Cape ****

Dec/Jan. The Paris Review: Object Lessons – Heinemann *****

Jan. Sea of Ink by Richard Weihe – Peirene ***

Jan. The Murder of Halland by Pia Juul – Peirene *****

Jan. The Brothers by Asko Sahlberg – Peirene ****

Jan. Tea at the Midland and other stories by David Constantine – Comma *****

Jan. Eight Months on Ghazzah Street by Hilary Mantel – Harper Perennial ***

Jan/Feb. Best European Fiction edited by Alexsander Hemon – Dalkey Archive ****

Feb. Landfall by Helen Gordon ***

Feb. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern ****

Feb. The Lighthouse by Alison Moore ****

Feb. The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy *****

March: Ignorance by Michele Roberts *****

March: Letters on Life by Rainer Maria Rilke ***

March: The Courtesan’s Lover by Gabrielle Kimm ***

March: Lolly Willowes by Sylvia Townsend Warner ***

 Mud: Stories of Sex and Love by Michele Roberts *****



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