Reading Update – 18th Februaury 2013

19 Feb

Just an update on my reading progress! In typical fashion, I’ve managed to read an equal number of books that are on the list as those that aren’t 😉 Still, twelve books is not too bad, given that most books on the list are outside my comfort zone of ‘thrillers’ 🙂 I’ve decide to keep the List static for a while before I think of adding more books…what with the summer vacations coming up and with them a good amount of travel, I’m not sure how much I’ll be able to read. But I like that my reading seems to have taken on a new depth since I’ve begun to review every book I read. It’s an exercise that helps keep in check my notorious lack of discipline when it comes to writing and for that I’m truly grateful 🙂

Books read on the LIST

  1. Narcopolis – Jeet Thayil 
  2. A Spot of Bother – Mark Haddon 
  3. The Private Lives of Pippa Lee – Rebecca Miller 
  4. The Cat’s Table – Michael Ondaatje 
  5. The God of Small Things – Arundati Roy
  6. A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth
  7. A House for Mr. Biswas – V. S. Naipaul
  8. Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
  9. East of Eden – John Steinbeck
  10. Lord of the Flies – William Golding
  11. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Ken Kesey
  12. The Big Sleep – Raymond Chandler
  13. White Teeth – Zadie Smith
  14. The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  15. The Oath of the Vayuputras – Amish
  16. The Famished Road – Ben Okri
  17. Kaalam (Time) – M. T. Vasudevan Nair, translated by Gita Krishnankutty (Orient Blackswan, 2012)
  18. Out of Sheer Rage: Wrestling with D. H. Lawrence – Geoff Dyer
  19. The Fault in our Stars – John Green
  20. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry – Rachel Joyce
  21. Swimming Home – Deborah Levy
  22. Arthur & George – Julian Barnes
  23. Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
  24. Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn
  25. Rainbow at Noon – Dhiruben Patel
  26. Canada – Richard Ford
  27. Wild – Cheryl Strayed
  28. A Prayer for Owen Meany – John Irving
  29. Skios – Michael Frayn
  30. Umbrella – Will Self

Books read that are not on the LIST

  1. The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ – Phillip Pullman
  2. The Taliban Cricket Club – Timeri N. Murari
  3. Em and the Big Hoom – Jerry Pinto
  4. The Case of the Deadly Butter Chicken – Tarquin Hall
  5. The Hobbit – J. R. R. Tolkien
  6. Anatomy of a Disappearance – Hisham Matar

Currently Reading – A Prayer for Owen Meany – John Irving

And here is something I found while quote – hunting! I think it’s a brilliant idea and it would help get Hubby off my back when he complains about the night-light that ruins his sleep 😛 😉


Happy Reading People 😀


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2 responses to “Reading Update – 18th Februaury 2013

  1. ocdreader

    February 20, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    That is an awesome list! Holy crud. Are you trying to finish these this year? Are they all sitting on your shelves begging to be read? I have a few of them on mine actually and need to get to them. But that is the story of my bookshelves. So many sit there gathering dust while I flit about the library or used bookstore looking for more…

    • crazygoangirl

      February 20, 2013 at 4:26 pm

      LOL…that is the plan!! Wish me Luck!! Most of them are…languishing on the shelves and yes, I never let that stop me from buying more!! This might be a good time to mention that I was drawn to your name, ‘ocdreader’, just felt like a kindred reading spirit 🙂


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