Reading List for 2012

In a very ambitious project of Reading Outside Thy Comfort Zone,  my requests for introductions to other people's best loved authors have landed me as diverse a set of titles as the friends I have approached. Derived from activists to suits, cutting across gender, age and nationalities, behold my forthcoming labour of love:  

  1. Anna Karenina By Tolstoy (Argh!)
  2. Dark Rendezvous By Sean Stewart
  3. Sandman By Gaiman
  4. Welcome To The Monkey House By Vonnegut
  5. A Catcher in the Rye - J. D. Salinger
  6. Angels and demons by Dan Brown
  7. Devil's Place By Brian Gomez
  8. Karamazov by Frydor Dostoyevsky   (Double Argh!)
  9. KiteRunner by Khaled Hosseini
  10. Let Your Life Speak by Parker Palmer
  11. Lord of the Rings by Tolkien
  12. Malaysian Maverick by Barry Wain
  13. Man's Search For Meaning by Viktor Frankl
  14. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro's
  15. One Child by Tory Hayden
  16. Proper study of mankind by Isaiah Berlin
  17. Shopgirl By  Steve Martin
  18. Small gods / The whole watch series by Terry Pratchett
  19. South Of The Border By Murakami
  20. The Dice Man by Luke Rhinehart
  21. The Famished Road by Ben Okri
  22. The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman.
  23. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  24. Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
  25. The Holographic Universe by Michael Talbot
  26. The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson
  27. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
  28. Why we Get Fat and What to do About It - Gary Taubes

  1. Paulo Coelho
  2. Sebastian Faulks
  3. Alexander Mccall Smith
  4. Kathy reich
  5. PG Wodehouse
  6. James Herriot
  7. Dorothy Sayers
  8. Yoko ogawa
  9. Mishima
  10. Lionel Shriver  

How few I have read. It would be interesting to see how many books I would finish by the end of 2012. Here goes nothing! 

No comments: