Friday, January 2, 2009

2008 - Books I read

For the first year I've managed to keep record of the books I have read. Propositions for next year: try to read more classics and more Italian writers.
These are the books I read in 2008 and if you click on them (starting from June) you can read my thoughts.

Gennaio – Giugno 2008
1) The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie – Muriel Spark 01/01
2) The Dragon Can’t Dance – Earl Lovelace 04/01
3) Every Light in the House Burnin’ – Andrea Levy 09/01
4) Vado verso il Capo – Sergio Ramazzotti 23/01
5) Orlando – Virgina Woolf 15/02
6) A Perdifiato – Mauro Covacich 18/02
7) Beloved – Toni Morrison 13/03
8) Incidenti al santuario – Ben Okri 20/03
9) Amori Bicolori – Muin Masri, Ingy Mubiayi, Zhu Qifeng, Igiaba Scego 30/03
10) The Satanic Verses – Salman Rushdie 7/04
11) Madre Piccola – Cristina Ali Farah 12/04
12) Interpreter of Maladies –Jhumpa Lahiri 20/04
13) Regina di Fiori e di Perle – Gabriella Ghermandi 4/05
14) Beethoven era per un sedicesimo nero – Nadine Gordimer 11/05
15) A Distante Shore – Caryl Phillips 10/06
16) A World of Strangers – Nadine Gordimer 20/06
17) Il Barone Rampante – Italo Calvino 20/06
18) Cuore di Tenebra – Joseph Conrad 25/06

Luglio 2008
19) Disgrace – JM Coetzee 2/07
20) The God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy 4/07
21) Cosmofobia – Lucia Etxebarria 11/07
22) Life of Pi – Yann Martel 19/07
23) Io Non Ho Paura – Niccolò Ammaniti 22/07
24) Half of a Yellow Sun – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 27/07
25) Le racisme expliqué a ma fille – Tahar Ben Jelloun 29/07

Agosto 2008
26) Il Cacciatore di Aquiloni – Khaled Hosseini 3/08
27) Cecità – José Saramago 7/08
28) Gomorra – Roberto Saviano 14/08
29) Links – Nuruddin Farah 22/08
30) Colazione da Tiffany – Truman Capote 25/08
31) L’eleganza del riccio – Muriel Barbery 31/08

Settembre 2008
32) In Custody – Anita Desai 08/09
33) L’Africa. Gli stati, la politica, i conflitti. – Giovanni Carbone 17/09
34) Chicago – ‘Ala Al-Aswani 18/09
35) Shakespeare in Venice – Shaul Bassi e Alberto Toso Fei 21/09

Ottobre 2008
36) Oltre Babilonia – Igiaba Scego 4/10
37) Volevo i Pantaloni – Lara Cardella 8/10
38) The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao – Junot Diaz 14/10
39) Children of the Revolution – Dinaw Mengestu 23/10
40) The Reluctant Fundamentalist – Mohsin Hamid 30/10

Novembre 2008
41) L’Africain – J.M.G. Le Clézio 3/11
42) The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald 10/11
43) Purple Hibiscus – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 22/11

Dicembre 2008
44) La Sombra del Viento – Carlos Ruiz Zafón 3/12
45) Jazz – Toni Morrison 8/12
46) A Fraction of the Whole – Steve Toltz 18/12
47) The White Tiger – Aravind Adiga 25/12
48) Girls of Riyadh – Rajaa Alsanea 30/12

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