Stuff I’ve Been Reading: March/April 2011

Nick Hornby April 8, 2011 at 11:07 am Books , ,

BOOKS BOUGHT: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks—Rebecca Skloot The Last Englishman: The Double Life of Arthur Ransome—Roland Chambers BOOKS READ: Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime—John Heileman and Mark Halperin The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks—Rebecca Skloot In April 2010, I was a tragic victim […]

Stuff I’ve Been Reading: February 2011

Nick Hornby February 8, 2011 at 11:09 am Books , ,

BOOKS BOUGHT: Let’s Talk About Love: A Journey to the End of Taste—Carl Wilson Will Grayson, Will Grayson—John Green and David Levithan BOOKS READ: The Anthologist—Nicholson Baker Brooklyn—Colm Tóibín Madcap: The Life of Preston Sturges—Donald Spoto Let’s Talk About Love: A Journey to the End of Taste—Carl Wilson It’s a wet Sunday morning, and I’m […]

Stuff I’ve Been Reading: January 2011

Nick Hornby January 8, 2011 at 11:12 am Books , ,

BOOKS BOUGHT: Dickens Dictionary—Alexander J. Philip Half a Life—Darin Strauss The Anthologist—Nicholson Baker The Million Dollar Mermaid—Esther Williams BOOKS READ: Our Mutual Friend—Charles Dickens The Uncoupling—Meg Wolitzer Let the Great World Spin—Colum McCann Half a Life—Darin Strauss The advantages and benefits of writing a monthly column about reading for the Believer are innumerable, if predictable: fame, women […]

Stuff I’ve Been Reading: November/December 2010

Nick Hornby December 8, 2010 at 11:14 am Books , ,

BOOKS READ: How to Live: A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer—Sarah Bakewell The Broken Word—Adam Foulds Book of Days—Emily Fox Gordon BOOKS BOUGHT: Book of Days—Emily Fox Gordon The Master—Colm Tóibín Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea—Barbara Demick Family Britain, 1951–1957—David Kynaston The Spirit Level: Why […]

Stuff I’ve Been Reading: October 2010

Nick Hornby October 8, 2010 at 11:16 am Books , ,

BOOKS READ: Hard Rain Falling—Don Carpenter The Conversations: Walter Murch and the Art of Editing Film—Michael Ondaatje Tinkers—Paul Harding BOOKS BOUGHT: Hellhound on His Trail: The Stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the International Hunt for His Assassin—Hampton Sides The Broken Word—Adam Foulds It Happened in Brooklyn: An Oral History of Growing Up in […]

Stuff I’ve Been Reading: September 2010

Nick Hornby September 8, 2010 at 11:18 am Books , ,

BOOKS READ: Live From New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live——Tom Shales and James Andrew Miller Brooklyn—Colm Tóibín The Girls of Slender Means—Muriel Spark The Given Day—Dennis Lehane (half) Loitering With Intent—Muriel Spark (half) The Finishing School—Muriel Spark (half) Tinkers—Paul Harding (one third) BOOKS BOUGHT: Our Mutual Friend—Charles Dickens Brooklyn: Historically Speaking—John B. Manbeck […]

Things You Think

Nick Hornby September 3, 2010 at 12:53 pm Music , ,

The world’s worst blogger is back! But only to post a link… This is ‘Things You Think’, a video Ben Folds and I made with the wonderful Pomplamoose. I promise you, I do not speak or sing on the forthcoming album ‘Lonely Avenue’. Not for a single second. I hope you had a good summer.

Stuff I’ve Been Reading: July/August 2010

Nick Hornby August 8, 2010 at 11:21 am Books , ,

BOOKS READ: Who Is It That Can Tell Me Who I Am?: The Journal of a Psychotherapist—Jane Haynes The Birds on the Trees—Nina Bawden The Driver’s Seat—Muriel Spark The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie—Muriel Spark A Far Cry from Kensington—Muriel Spark BOOKS BOUGHT: The Lodger Shakespeare: His Life on Silver Street—Charles Nicholl The Birds on […]

Stuff I’ve Been Reading: June 2010

Nick Hornby June 8, 2010 at 11:23 am Books , ,

BOOKS BOUGHT: Let the Great World Spin—Colum McCann The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them—Elif Batuman Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness—Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein Lowboy—John Wray Lonelyhearts: The Screwball World of Nathanael West and Eileen McKenneyMarion Meade BOOKS READ: The rest of Austerity Britain, 1945–51—David […]