Thursday, December 31, 2009

2009 - The kindled and the unkindled

Total 32 books. (Yes, happy. :) )
Since the kindle arrived - 6 kindled, 4 unkindled.

List follows:

  1. QnA - Vikas Swarup
  2. Nine Stories - J D Salingar
  3. Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
  4. Love, Again - Doris Lessing
  5. To catch a butterfly - Vivek Kumar
  6. Outliers - Malcolm Gladwell
  7. Curious Case of Benjamin Button - F. Scott
  8. The Golden Notebook - Doris Lessing
  9. Unaccustomed Earth - Jhumpa Lahiri
  10. The runaway Jury - John Grisham
  11. The Dip - Seth Godin
  12. Paths of Glory - Jeffery Archer
  13. Lord of the Flies - William Golding
  14. A room of one's own -Virginia Woolf
  15. A room with a view - E M Forster
  16. The Revolutionary Road - Richard Yates
  17. Three Guineas - Virginia Woolf
  18. Identity - Milan Kundera
  19. The first Women in Love - D H Lawrence
  20. The Lost Symbol - Dan Brown
  21. Queen of Spades and other stories - Pushkin
  22. Nocturnes - Kazuo Ishiguro
  23. Howard's End - EM Forster (Kindled)
  24. Murder in the dark - Margaret Atwood
  25. The wife and other stories - Anton Chekhov (Kindled)
  26. Selected Short Stories - Balzac
  27. Never Let me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro (KIndled)
  28. The Bluest Eye - Toni Morrison (Kindled)
  29. Chariots of God - Erich Von Daniken (Kindled)
  30. 2001: A space odyssey - Arthur C Clarke(Kindled)
  31. The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
  32. The land of Green Plums - Herta Muller
So come to think of it, only a few - may be 4 or 5 are books which K would have read. This year, thankfully, he picks up his reading - and most of the times we read different stuff. Apart from the above there'll be couple of score of short stories - new yorker, elsewhere on net, once in a while ft exclusive.

A few points for 2010 -

  • Read more. Yes, the one book per week has been a target for last few years - but, someday, rather some year. 2007, 2008 - I read some 25 odd books each. Halfway. So 2009 was better. But I have bought a lot more, so lots to unkindle and kindle.
  • Read more K-read stuff - Larssen, soon. But somehow I and K meet only at a few authors. The people I like to read are quite different from K's style. But am happy to explore - that's one of the things about first few days in Jan - you are more open to considering new things, new ideas. Hope the attitude stays.
  • Read more short stories - No problem with that. K has recently ordered more contemproary short stories from Flipkart. And I get my New Yorker gift - 40 odd assured apart from the fiction issue. I really love the short story form.
  • Read diverse - New and old.

So far in 2010,
1. 2010 - Odyessey two: Yes, Yes, I spent the first two days of 2010, reading 2010. And as always, Arthur Clarke was fun. Unkindled. More on the book later
2. Still reading - Remains of the Day. I like the narrative style - fresh. More once over. Just 100 pages down. Hopefully as the second week of 2010 ends...
Next in line - Other rooms other wonders (short story collection), Steig Larssen :), And some more on kindle.

Score keeping over.

1 comment:

  1. Well, there are 6 books in this that I have read!
    And now, I am forced to think where my count would lie - perhaps, 10-12!

    Fully endorse your resolutions for 2010 though!