Other people’s books

I like to keep track of what I’ve read each year on Goodreads, because otherwise I tend to forget and accidentally read the same things twice. This year I read 62 books (and started another two that I didn’t finish). I think that’s probably too much reading, and I should consider doing a few other things, like writing, or playing my clarinet, or knitting, or seeing my friends… In November, when I said I wasn’t reading anything so I could concentrate on writing, I see I read three books (but they were all non-fiction, so that doesn’t count, right?). In August I read 10. That’s just ridiculous. Anyway, out of all of them, these were the ones I enjoyed most. In the spirit of end-of-year list-making, these are the books I had the best time reading in 2013:

– Bruno Kramzer by AS Patric (this guy should be on the lists of more important people: he’s superb)
– The Swan Book by Alexis Wright
– Eeeee Eee Eeee by Tao Lin
– HHhH by Laurent Binet
– Tenth of December by George Saunders
– The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler
– The Patrick Melrose novels by Edward St Aubyn (cheating a bit there)
– Letters to the End of Love by Yvette Walker
– Questions of Travel by Michelle de Kretser
– Summer of Hate by Chris Kraus

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