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READING 2015

Attached is a list of the books I read in 2015. Sometimes I add markers like (*) to indicate books I particularly like. I also try to keep track of how many books of a particular kind (novel, etc.) and from a given country and century (Eng. 19th, etc.), I read each year. For the complete list of my reading since 1958, see http://www.seltzerbooks.com/readall.html

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January

1 Machado de Assis 1  Brazilian Tales BRAZILIAN 20th 1 SHORT STORIES 1
2 Charles MacKay 1 Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions, Volume 1 BRITISH 19th 1 HISTORY 1
3 Howard Jacobson 1  J  BRITISH 21st 1 NOVEL 1
4 Henry James 12  The Ambassadors, Volume 1 AMERICAN 19th 1 NOVEL 2
5 Henry James 13  The Ambassadors, Volume 2 AMERICAN 19th 2 NOVEL 3
6 Henry James 14  The Lesson of the Master AMERICAN 19th 3 NOVEL 4
7 Henry James 15  Madame de Mauve AMERICAN 19th 4 NOVEL 5

February

8 Henry James 16  The Beast of the Jungle AMERICAN 19th 5 NOVEL 6
9 Peter Beagle 2 **A Fine and Private Place AMERICAN 20th 1 NOVEL 7
10 Henry James 17 An International Episode AMERICAN 19th 6 NOVEL 8
11 Henry James 18 The Art of Fiction AMERICAN 19th 7 ESSAY 1
12 Peter Carey 2 **Amnesia AUSTRALIAN 21st 1 NOVEL 9

March
13 Henry James 19 The Author of Beltraffio AMERICAN 19th 7 NOVEL 10
14 Simon Rich 1 **The Last Girlfriend on Earth AMERICAN 21st 1 SHORT STORIES 2
15 Bob Seltzer 6 Cynk, ***new draft, mss. AMERICAN 21st 2 NOVEL 11
16 J. B. Goodenough 1 ***Milking in November AMERICAN 21st 3 POETRY 1
17 Daphne du Maurier 1 ***The House on the Strand AMERICAN 20th 2 NOVEL 12
18 Anais Nin 4 The Diary of Anais Nin, Volume One 1931-1934 FRENCH 20th 1 BIOGRAPHY 1
19 Jack Kerouac 1 On the Road (second time) AMERICAN 20th 3 NOVEL 13

April
20 Anthology - Boston Theater Marathon of Ten-Minute Plays #1 AMERICAN 20th 3 PLAY 1
22 Anthology - Boston Theater Marathon of Ten-Minute Plays #2 AMERICAN 21st 4  PLAY 2
23 Magazine - Granta #129   BRITISH 21st 1 MAGAZINE 1

May
24 Anthony Marra 1 ****A Constellation of Vital Phenomena AMERICAN 21st 5 NOVEL 14
25 Matthew Pearl  5   The Last Bookaneer AMERICAN 21st 6 NOVEL 15
26 Ann Patchett 3  **** State of Wonder AMERICAN 21st 7 NOVEL 16
27 Paula Hawkings 1 ****The Girl on the Train BRITISH 21st 1 NOVEL 17
28 James McClure 1 (performance, Gloucester, MA) ****1959 Pink Thunderbird AMERICAN 20th 4 PLAY 3
29 Constance Congdon 1 (performance, Boston Center for the Arts) Hair of the Dog AMERICAN 21st 8 PLAY 4
30 Liana Asim 1 (performance, Boston Center for the Arts) The King of Love Is Dead AMERICAN 21st 9 PLAY 5
31 Gregory Fletcher 1 (performance, Boston Center for the Arts) Uploaded AMERICAN 21st 10 PLAY 6
32 Anthology (performance, Boston Center for the Arts)  Boston Theater Marathon of Ten-Minute Plays #17 AMERICAN 21th 11  PLAY 7
33 Anthony Doerr 1 ****All the Light We Cannot See AMERICAN 21st 12 NOVEL 18
34 Garth Stein 1 **The Art of Racing in the Rain AMERICAN 21st 13 NOVEL 19

June
35 William Golding 4 **The Double Tongue BRITISH 20th 1 NOVEL 20

July
36 Kate Atkinson 2 ***A God in Ruins British 21st 2 NOVEL 21

August
37 Jo Nesbo 4 **Police NORWEGIAN 1 MYSTERY 1

September
38 Harper Lee 2 Go Set a Watchman AMERICAN 21st 14 NOVEL 22

October
39 Richard Powers 11 ***Orfeo AMERICAN 21st 15 NOVEL 23
40 Kazuo Ishiguro 8  The Buried Giant BRITISH 21st 3 NOVEL 24
41 Ian McEwan  12 The Children Act BRITISH 21st 4 NOVEL 25
42 Jonathan Franzen 4  *Purity AMERICAN 21st 16 NOVEL 26

November
43 David Mitchell 7 Slade House BRITISH 21st 18 NOVEL 29
44 Jumpa Lahiri 3 ***The Lowland INDIAN 21st 19 NOVEL 31
45 Julia Pierpont 1 Among the Ten Thousand Things AMERICAN 21st 20 NOVEL 32

December
46 Umberto Eco 10 Numero Zero ITALIAN 21st 1 NOVEL 33


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