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End-Of-Year-Count 2017 – Books

Posted in Books by Russ L on 31 December, 2017

The more important list, I suppose, within the obvious field of “What I done on me holidays” not being in the least bit important at all. The standard disclaimer applies: the fact that I read it doesn’t necessarily mean that I agree with it or like it or don’t think that the author is an oaf etc etc etc.

“A Cat Called Alfie” by Rachel Wells (started in 2016)
“Godbomb!” by Kit Power
“The Summing Up” by W. Somerset Maugham (started in 2016)
“The Essential Spike Milligan” by Spike Milligan
“Dictionary Of The Khazars” by Milorad Pavić
“The Annotated Alice” by Lewis Carroll/Martin Gardner (partial re-read in the sense of having read “Wonderland and “Looking Glass” before)
“Alice’s Adventures Under Ground” by Lewis Carroll
“A Prayer For Owen Meany” by John Irving
“Ninefox Gambit” by Yoon Ha Lee
“The Buried Giant” by Kazuo Ishiguro
“Pier Review – A Road Trip in Search Of The Great British Seaside” by Jon Bounds and Danny Smith
“Nocturnes” by Kazuo Ishiguro
“Cat Selfies” collected by Charlie Ellis
“Folk Opposition” by Alex Niven
“Capitalist Realism – Is There No Alternative?” by Mark Fisher
“The Shepherd’s Crown” by Terry Pratchett
“Burning Britain – The History of UK Punk 1980-1984” by Ian Glasper
“The Aleph” by Jorge Luis Borges
“Queen Of Hearts” by Gianni Spezzano
“Their Morals And Ours” by Leon Trotsky
“Society Of The Spectacle” by Guy Debord
“Nine Lives – A Year In The Life Of A Cat Family” by Jane Burton & Michael Allaby
“Death’s End” by Cixin Liu
“The Grass Arena” by John Healy
“The Glorious Heresies” by Lisa McInerney
“Orphans Of Eldorado” by Milton Hatoun
“The Fire Gospel” by Michel Faber
“The Good Man Jesus And The Scoundrel Christ” by Philip Pullman
“Necessity” by Jo Walton
“Raven Stratagem” by Yoon Ha Lee
“Notorious – The Life And Fights Of Conor McGregor” by Jack Slack
“The Sick Bag Song” by Nick Cave
“Reading Rock And Roll” edited by Kevin J.H. Dettmar & William Richey
“A Classical Education” by Caroline Taggart
“The Whip Hand” by Douglas Maxwell
“The Intelligent Woman’s Guide To Socialism And Capitalism” by George Bernard Shaw
“Hatchet Job” by Mark Kermode
“Raising Expectations (And Raising Hell) – My Decade Fighting For The Labor Movement” by Jane McAlevey
“Showbusiness – Diary Of A Rock’n’Roll Nobody” by Mark Radcliffe (re-read)
“Respectable – Crossing The Class Divide” by Lynsey Hanley
“Estates – An Intimate History” by Lynsey Hanley (re-read)
“Black Country” by Liz Berry
“Answering Back” edited by Carol Ann Duffy
“The Compulsive Spike Milligan” by Spike Milligan
“A Thousand Splendid Suns” by Khaled Hosseini
“The Last Wrestlers – A Far-Flung Journey in Search Of A Manly Art” by Marcus Trower

Crossing over into 2018, I’m currently amidst “The Underground Railroad” by Colson Whitehead, and “How To Read Donald Duck” by Ariel Dorfman & Armand Mattelart.



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