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Old 12-27-2012, 02:54 PM   #18
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To read 30 books this year

... excluding those started in 2012 that I still have to finish - these will be in brackets. In italics those that I am currently reading, in grey those that I am planning to read as I already have them. The rating follows the "Goodreads scale" (★= did not like it, ★★= it was ok, ★★★= I liked it, ★★★★= I really liked it, ★★★★★= exceptionally good - this I give very sparingly). Finally, LBC stands for MR Literary Book Club

Fiction:
F.00 - (The Complete memoirs of George Sherston, by Siegfried Sassoon) ★★★★
F.01 - La Paura, by Federico de Roberto (in Italian) ★★★★
F.02 - I misteri di Alleghe, by Sergio Saviane (in Italian) ★★
F.03 - Restless, by William Boyd ★★★
F.04 - We need to talk about Kevin, by Lionel Shriver ★★★
F.05 - Chess, by Stefan Zweig ★★ LBC
F.06 - The American Senator, by Anthony Trollope ★★★ LBC
F.07 - after the quake, by Haruki Murakami ★★★ LBC
F.08 - Chronicle in Stone, by Ismail Kadaré ★★★★
F.09 - The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck ★★★★
F.10 - Things fall apart, by Chinua Achebe ★★★★ LBC
F.11 - The Good Earth, by Pearl S. Buck ★★★
F.12 - Runaway horses, by Yukio Mishima ★★★★
F.13 - The Secret River, by Kate Grenville ★★★ LBC
F.14 - My Oedipus Complex and Other Stories, by Frank O'Connor ★★★★ LBC


Non-Fiction
N.00 - (Human: The Science Behind What Makes Us Unique, by Michael S. Gazzaniga) ★★★
N.01 - Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference, by Cordelia Fine ★★★★
N.02 - The Conquest of the Incas, by John Hemming LBC
N.03 - Travels with Epicurus - Meditatins from a Greek island on the pleasures of Old Age, by Daniel Klein ★★
N.04 - Antifragile, by Nassim Taleb ★★★
N.05 - The Bankers' new clothes: : What's Wrong with Banking and What to Do about It, by Anat Admati and Martin Hellwig ★★★★
N.06 - Queen Victoria, by Lytton Strachey ★★★★ LBC
N.07 - Un anno sull'altipiano/Sardinian Brigade, by Emilio Lussu ★★★★★
N.08 - A Tale of Love and Darkness, by Amos Oz ★★★★★ LBC
N.09 - The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?, by Jared Diamond ★★★★
N.10 - The Conquest of the Incas (2012 Edition), by John Hemming ★★★ LBC


Poetry
P.01 - War Poems, by Siegfried Sassoon ★★★★ LBC

Re-reads
R.01 Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov ★★★★★ LBC
R.02 - Buddenbrooks: The Decline of a Family, by Thomas Mann, ★★★ LBC

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