Books Read 2005

I kept sketchy handwritten records in 2005 of the books I read and have transcribed them here. Others lists exist for 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2002, 2003, and 2004. January I See Satan Fall Like Lightning (1999/trans.2001) by Rene Girard. Non-fiction. Excellent. Life-changing. Longfellow: A Life (2004) by Charles Calhoun. Biography of the poet. OK. Improbable (2005) by Adam Fawer. Suspense novel about probability theory. First novel. Really good. February The Kite Runner (2003) Khaled Hosseini, for bookgroup. Fiction about two boys, set mostly in Afghanistan. I didn’t like it. March Downhill Chance (2003) by Donna Morrissey. Multi-generational fiction about … Continue reading Books Read 2005

Book Year 2005

If my reading log is right — and surely it is not, as I forget about it from month to month — I read 37 books in 2005, compared with 46 in 2004. That 37 includes 10 books read for a bookgroup (listed with U.S. publication dates): Longfellow: A Rediscovered Life (2004) by Charles Calhoun, biography The Kite Runner (2003) by Khaled Hosseini, fiction set in Afghanistan Downhill Chance (2003) by Donna Morrissey, historical fiction set in WWII Newfoundland, Canada and after The Assault (1985) by Harry Mulisch, historical fiction set in WWII Holland and afterwards The Elegant Gathering of … Continue reading Book Year 2005