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My reading list for 2010

January 13, 2010

To celebrate the public release of the Arvon course list 2010 I’m publishing my reading list for this year. As you can see, rich in Arvon-inspired material! (The authors in bold will be tutoring an Arvon course in 2010).

I’m looking to have reading buddies this year, so if any of these books takes your fancy, let me know and we shall organise some form of shared reading!

In 2010 I shall try my best to read:

Alice in Sunderland – Bryan Talbot

Another Sky – various authors

A partisan’s daugther – Luis de Berniere

A Perfect Peace – Amos Oz

Extremely loud and incredibly close – Jonathan Safran Foer

Fifteen modern tales of attraction – Alison McLeod

Hallucinating Foucault – Patricia Duncker

Making History – Stephen Fry

My Once Upon a Time – Diran Adebayo

Shifts – Adam Thorpe

Six Suspects – Vikas Swarup

Soul Tourists – Bernardine Evaristo

Stuffed and Starved – Raj Patel

The Midnight Mayor – Kate Griffin

The Name of the Rose – Umberto Eco

Turquoise – Aamer Hussein

2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 14, 2010 03:42

    Here’s why Jonathan Safran Foer is going vegan! Check out this informative and inspiring video.

  2. January 14, 2010 10:38

    While the above comment had a certain spam-like aura to it, it prompted me to look up whether Jonathan Safran Foer is vegan at all – apparently he has toyed with veganism, as well as occasionally being a “vegetarian who ate meat”, since the age of ten. The birth of his first son inspired him to reflect more on the subject of vegetarianism and he wrote his first non-fiction book called “Eating animals”, which might end up added to the to-read list.

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