Every year starts off as a journey (and ends as an uphill battle), so in the spirit of setting out on a quest, I’ve started 2007’s reading off with a travel book, all about Iran – sure to be a country on our minds this coming year. As ever, I’ll update the list with the books I’m reading, and try to add a few words and some decent quotes from their pages, too.
Previously: Books from 2005 and 2006.
1st January – 20th January. Mirrors of the Unseen: Journeys in Iran, Jason Elliot.
10th January. The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters (Installment 10), G. W. Dahlquist. (my full review, here).
20th January – 6th February. Specimen Days, Michael Cunningham.
7th February – 9th February. The Perfect Thing, Steven Levy.
9th February – Present. The Writer’s Journey, Christopher Vogler.
24th February – 10th June, 2008. Don Quixote, Miguel De Cervantes (translation by Edith Grossman).
28th February – 2nd March. Buddha: Volume 2, Osama Tezuka.
3rd March – 8th March. Buddha: Volume 3, Osama Tezuka.
9th March – 15th March. Buddha: Volume 4, Osama Tezuka.
16th March – 19th March. 33 1/3rd: Let It Be, Steve Matteo.
20th March – 2nd April. Girlfriend in a Coma, Douglas Coupland.
3rd April – 8th April. Buddha: Volume 5, Osama Tezuka.
9th April – 11th April. Buddha: Volume 6, Osama Tezuka.
12th April – 28th April. Black Swan Green, David Mitchell.
28th April – 7th May. The Long Tail, Chris Anderson.
8th May – 17th May. The Player of Games, Iain M. Banks.
18th May – 16th July. Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert
15th June – 10th July. Bad Elements, Ian Buruma
21st June – 10th July. Invisible Cities, Italo Calvino.
17th July – 12th August. The Recording Angel, Evan Eisenberg.
13th August – 3rd September. Spook Country, William Gibson.
4th September – 26th September. Getting Things Done, David Allen.
27th September – 11th October. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, Jonathan Safran Foer.
12th October – 26th October. Tokyo Year Zero, David Peace.
27th October – January 17th. Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoevsky.