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Stuff I’ve Been Reading: February 2005

Nick Hornby February 9, 2005 at 10:46 am Books , ,

BOOKS READ: The Plot Against America—Philip Roth Father Joe: The Man Who Saved My Soul—Tony Hendra Chronicles: Volume One—Bob Dylan Little Children—Tom Perrotta Soldiers of Salamis—Javier Cercas The Book of Shadows—Don Paterson BOOKS BOUGHT: The Men Who Stare At Goats—Jon Ronson I Am Charlotte Simmons—Tom Wolfe Devil in the Details: Scenes from an Obsessive Girlhood—Jennifer […]

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Stuff I’ve Been Reading: November 2004

Nick Hornby November 9, 2004 at 10:47 am Books , ,

BOOKS BOUGHT: Deception—Philip Roth Wonder Boys—Michael Chabon The Essential Tales of Chekhov Ward No. 6 and Other Stories, 1892–1895—Anton Chekhov The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories—Leo Tolstoy BOOKS READ: On and Off the Field—Ed Smith A Life in Letters—Anton Chekhov Reading Chekhov: A Critical Journey—Janet Malcolm Oh, Play That Thing—Roddy Doyle I have been […]

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Stuff I’ve Been Reading: October 2004

Nick Hornby October 9, 2004 at 10:50 am Books , ,

BOOKS READ: How I Live Now—Meg Rosoff Liars and Saints—Maile Meloy Through a Glass Darkly: Life of Patrick Hamilton—Nigel Jones Father and Son—Edmund Gosse The Siege of Pleasure—Patrick Hamilton So Many Books—Gabriel Zaid BOOKS BOUGHT: Chekov: A Life in Letters Dylan Thomas: The Collected Letters The Letters of Kingsley Amis Soldiers of Salamis—Javier Cercas Timoleon […]

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Stuff I’ve Been Reading: September 2004

Nick Hornby September 9, 2004 at 10:51 am Books , ,

BOOKS BOUGHT: 20,000 Streets Under the Sky—Patrick Hamilton Unnamed Literary Novel—Anonymous The Letters of Charles Dickens, Vol. 1 Through a Glass Darkly: The Life of Patrick Hamilton—Nigel Jones BOOKS READ: The Midnight Bell—Patrick Hamilton Blockbuster—Tom Shone We’re in Trouble—Chris Coake Literary novel (unfinished) Biography (unfinished) Twelve months! A whole year! I don’t think I’ve ever […]

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Stuff I’ve Been Reading: August 2004

Nick Hornby August 9, 2004 at 10:53 am Books , ,

BOOKS BOUGHT: Prayers for Rain—Dennis Lehane Mystic River—Dennis Lehane Jesse James: Last Rebel of the Civil War—T. J. Stiles The Line of Beauty—Alan Holllinghurst Like a Fiery Elephant—Jonathan Coe BOOKS READ: Prayers for Rain—Dennis Lehane Mystic River—Dennis Lehane Like a Fiery Elephant—Jonathan Coe Shortly after I submitted my copy for last month’s column, my third […]

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Stuff I’ve Been Reading: July 2004

Nick Hornby July 9, 2004 at 10:54 am Books , ,

BOOKS BOUGHT:[1] The Invisible Woman—Claire Tomalin Y: The Last Man Vols 1–3—Vaughan, Guerra, Marzan Jr., Chadwick I Never Liked You—Chester Brown David Boring—Daniel Clowes The Amazing Adventures of The Escapist—Michael Chabon et al Safe Area Gorazde—Joe Sacco Not Entitled—Frank Kermode BOOKS READ: Train—Pete Dexter This Is Serbia Calling—Matthew Collin The Invisible Woman—Claire Tomalin Y: The […]

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Stuff I’ve Been Reading: June 2004

Nick Hornby June 9, 2004 at 10:56 am Books , ,

BOOKS BOUGHT: Donkey Gospel—Tony Hoagland I Never Liked You—Chester Brown We Need to Talk About Kevin—Lionel Shriver BOOKS READ: Random Family—Adrian Nicole LeBlanc What Narcissism Means to Me—Tony Hoagland Bobby Fischer Goes to War—David Edmonds and John Eidinow The Polysyllabic Spree—the ninety-nine young and menacingly serene people who run the Believer—recently took their regular columnists out […]

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Stuff I’ve Been Reading: May 2004

Nick Hornby May 9, 2004 at 10:57 am Books , ,

BOOKS BOUGHT: Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx—Adrian Nicole LeBlanc What Narcissism Means to Me—Tony Hoagland David Copperfield—Charles Dickens (twice) BOOKS READ: David Copperfield—Charles Dickens Anyone and everyone taking a writing class knows that the secret of good writing is to cut it back, pare it down, winnow, chop, […]

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Stuff I’ve Been Reading: April 2004

Nick Hornby April 9, 2004 at 10:58 am Books , ,

BOOKS BOUGHT: Hangover Square—Patrick Hamilton The Long Firm—Jake Arnott American Sucker—David Denby BOOKS READ: Hangover Square—Patrick Hamilton The Long Firm—Jake Arnott The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time— Mark Haddon True Notebooks—Mark Salzman Last month I was banging on about how books were better than anything—how just about any decent book you picked […]

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Stuff I’ve Been Reading: March 2004

Nick Hornby March 9, 2004 at 11:00 am Books , ,

BOOKS BOUGHT: The Amateur Marriage—Anne Tyler The Eclipse—Antonella Gambotto The Complete Richard Hannay— John Buchan Selected Letters—Gustave Flaubert Vietnam-Perkasie—W. D. Ehrhart BOOKS READ: Some of Flaubert’s letters Not Even Wrong—Paul Collins How Mumbo-Jumbo Conquered the World—Francis Wheen Liar’s Poker—Michael Lewis Some of Greenmantle—John Buchan How to Give Up Smoking and Stay Stopped for Good—Gillian Riley So […]