Books I Read in January

  1. Book v. Cigarettes – George Orwell
  2. Cultish – Amanda Montell
  3. Bright Lights, Big City – Jay McInerney
  4. No. 91/92: notes on a Parisian commute – Lauren Elkin
  5. All Men Want to Know – Nina Bouraoui
  6. Heather – G C McKay
  7. Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphors – Susan Sontag
  8. A Chapbook About Nothing – Scott Cumming
  9. Blue of Noon – Georges Bataille
  10. 84 Charing Cross Road – Helen Hanff

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I resolved to record my reading this year if you didn’t know. I have never done this in my life, and it can feel very self-aggrandizing. However, I offset this by never giving negative reviews. My reasons for this are simple. I would never be so bold as to assume I could tell another writer how to do their job. And, I usually enjoy every book I read, which seems to shock people.

A list like this can seem very narcissistic. Reading has suddenly become a competition, hence why I debated posting about what I read at all. But, I believe that you are entitled to come to your own conclusions. I do my best to be genuine in my interactions and subsequent actions. That being said, let me know below the books you read this month. I’d love to hear about them!

2 Comments

  1. Reblogged this on penwithlit and commented:
    You made a great start with Orwell I think. I’ve read a couple of books by Ferdinand Mount. One of these about the Victorian Prime Minister, Lord Aberdeen -basically faction. The other some superb book reviews. Also reading a brilliant biography of Sheridan, an Irish playwright and politician by Fintan O’Toole also brilliantly written. I think it is brilliant that you liked all those books!!!

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