Read in 2018

 

  • Venice by Jiro Taniguchi
  • The Radetzky March by Joseph Roth (translated by Michael Hofmann) *Best work of fiction I have read in years. Highly recommended.
  • The Darkening Age: The Christian Destruction of the Classical World by Catherine Nixey (Heartbreaking and highly recommended.)
  • To Fight Against This Age: On Fascism and Humanism by Rob Riemen
  • Solitude: I Pursuit of a Singular Life In a Crowded World by Michael Harris (Recommended — it gets better and better.)
  • The Comforters by Muriel Spark
  • White Houses by Amy Bloom (regurgitated research plus imagined naughty bits, very much not recommended)
  • Ten Arguments for Deleting You Social Media Accounts Right Now by Jaron Lanier (highly recommended)
  • The Power by Naomi Alderman (not recommended)
  • An Amorous Discourse in the Suburbs of Hell by Deborah Levy (Abandoned halfway through as it was dreadful.)
  • Territory of Light by Yuko Tsushima
  • The Long March by William Styron
  • The Balloon by Donald Barthelme (short story)
  • The Atheist in the Attic by Samuel R. Delany (PM Press edition includes the essay “Racism and Science Fiction”)
  • The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe by Kij Johnson
  • The Aeneid by Virgil (Robert Fagles translation)
  • Age of Anger by Pankaj Mishra
  • Quiet Girl in a Noisy World by Debbie Tung
  • When Doing the Right Thing is Impossible by Lisa Tessman (philosophy, Oxford University Press)
  • The Visit by Friedrich Dürrenmatt Play. Highly recommended.
  • Julius Caesar by Shakespeare
  • Hegel – Peter Singer