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End-Of-Year-Count 2014: Books

Posted in Books by Russ L on 2 January, 2015

I don’t feel like I read anywhere near enough in 2014. A bad year.

“Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid” by Douglas Hofstadter (started in 2013)
“A Blink Of The Screen – Collected Shorter Fiction” by Terry Pratchett
“Swing Hammer Swing” by Jeff Torrington
“The Rise Of Militant” by Peter Taaffe (started in 2013)
“Close The Gates – The 1972 Miners’ Strike, Saltley Gate and the Defeat of the Tories” by Pete Jackson
“Photographic Memories – West Midlands” by Clive Hardy
“Shikasta – Re: Colonised Planet 5” by Doris Lessing
“The Alteration” by Kingsley Amis
“Distinction” by Pierre Bourdieu
“This Town Will Never Let Us Go” by Lawrence Miles
“Alif The Unseen” by G. Willow Wilson
“Lanark” by Alasdair Gray
“Greenvoe” by George Mackay Brown
“Under Milk Wood” by Dylan Thomas (re-read)
“The Private Memoirs And Confessions Of A Justified Sinner” by James Hogg
“Zoo City” by Lauren Beukes
“A Game Of Thrones” by George R.R. Martin
“The Year Of The Flood” by Margaret Atwood
“The Wire And Philosophy – This America, Man” edited by David Bzdak, Joanna Crosby, and Seth Vannatta
“The Red And The Black” by Stendhal
“Philosophy & The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy” edited By Nicholas Joll
“The Faber Book Of Beasts” edited by Paul Muldoon
“Poetics” by Aristotle
“I Am Blackbird” by Kate Walton
“Love And War” by Paul Cornell
“Ficciones” by Jorge Luis Borges
“Selections From Science And Sanity – An Introduction to Non-Aristotelian Systems and General Semantics” by Alfred Korzybski
“Dune” by Frank Herbert
“The Gift Of Fear” by Gavin De Becker
“The Beauty Myth” by Naomi Wolf
“An Atlas Of Radical Cartography – 10 Essays” edited by Lize Mogel and Alexis Bhagat
“The Origin Of The Family, Private Property, And The State” by Frederick Engels
“Special Topics In Calamity Physics” by Marisha Pessl
“Briefing For A Descent Into Hell” by Doris Lessing
“Ragnarok” by A.S. Byatt
“Raising Steam” by Terry Pratchett

Halfway through/carrying over into 2015: Leo Tolstoy’s “Anna Karenina” and Kristin Aune & Catherine Redfern’s “Reclaiming The F Word: The New Feminist Movement”.



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