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Stuff I’ve Been Reading: September 2011

Nick Hornby September 8, 2011 at 10:33 am Books , ,

BOOKS BOUGHT: Ten Thousand Saints—Eleanor Henderson Elia Kazan—Richard Schickel Monogamy—Adam Phillips Your Voice in My Head—Emma Forrest Young Stalin—Simon Sebag Montefiore The Sex Diaries: Why Women Go Off Sex and Other Bedroom Battles—Bettina Arndt Epitaph of a Small Winner—Machado de Assis Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the Marriage of the Century—Sam Kashner and […]

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Stuff I’ve Been Reading: July/August 2011

Nick Hornby August 8, 2011 at 10:37 am Books , ,

BOOKS BOUGHT: Mrs. Caliban—Rachel Ingalls Whoops!: Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay—John Lanchester Adventures of Huckleberry Finn—Mark Twain The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers—Christopher Vogler BOOKS READ: Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives—David Eagleman Ball of Fire: The Tumultuous Life and Comic Art of Lucille Ball—Stefan Kanfer Nothing to Envy: Ordinary […]

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Stuff I’ve Been Reading: June 2011

Nick Hornby June 8, 2011 at 10:42 am Books , ,

BOOKS BOUGHT: Highbrow/Lowbrow: The Emergence of Cultural Hierarchy in America—Lawrence W. Levine Nobrow: The Culture of Marketing, the Marketing of Culture—John Seabrook The Education of Ronald Reagan: The General Electric Years and the Untold Story of His Conversion to Conservatism—Thomas W. Evans The Hardest Working Man: How James Brown Saved the Soul of America—James Sullivan London Belongs […]

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Stuff I’ve Been Reading: May 2011

Nick Hornby May 8, 2011 at 10:44 am Books , ,

BOOKS BOUGHT: A Visit from the Goon Squad—Jennifer Egan Norwood—Charles Portis Out Stealing Horses—Per Petterson The Harvard Psychedelic Club: How Timothy Leary, Ram Dass, Huston Smith, and Andrew Weil Killed the Fifties and Ushered in a New Age for America—Don Lattin Ball of Fire: The Tumultuous Life and Comic Art of Lucille Ball—Stefan Kanfer Unincorporated […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]