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Reading Frenzy

Since my reading time wasn’t influenced by distracting things like work or studies last year, I managed to read 69 books since end of April 2008, which quite likely is a new personal record for one year. Here’s the complete list, some of this books I had wanted to read forever, some others were just lucky finds and yet others were just…finds. ;-)

Marion Molteno: “A Language in Common”
James Frey: “A Million Little Pieces”
Haruki Murakami: “After Dark”
Haruki Murakami: “After the Quake: Stories”
Ali Smith: “Ali Smith’s Supersonic 70s”
Lewis Carroll: “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”
Neil Gaiman: “American Gods”
Heinrich Böll: “Ansichten Eines Clowns”
Anita Desai: “Baumgartner’s Bombay”
Achmat Dangor: “Bitter Fruit”
Monica Ali: “Brick Lane”
Heinz Peter Schwerfel: “Buenos Aires intensiv.: Tango urbano – Stadt im Aufbruch”
Ines Rieder: “Cosmopolis: Urban Stories by Women”
Andrea Camilleri: “Der Hund aus Terracotta”
Peter Handke: “Die Angst des Tormanns beim Elfmeter”
Thomas Mann: “Die Betrogene. Erzählungen 1940 – 1953.”
Helge Schneider: “Die Memoiren des Rodriguez Fazantas”
Stanislaw Lem: “Eine Minute der Menschheit.”
Orson Scott Card: “Ender’s Game”
Terry Pratchett: “Equal Rites”
Jonathan Safran Foer: “Everything Is Illuminated”
Feridun Zaimoglu: “German Amok.”
Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman “Good Omens”
Haruki Murakami: “Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World”
Irvine Welsh: “If You Liked School, You’ll Love Work”
Andre Brink: “Imaginings of Sand”
Orhan Pamuk: “Istanbul”
Gene Brewer: “K-Pax”
Haruki Murakami: “Kafka on the Shore”
Peter Handke: “Kali”
Feridun Zaimoglu: “Leinwand”
Yann Martel: “Life of Pi”
William Golding: “Lord of the Flies”
Elfriede Jelinek: “Lust”
Ryszard Kapuscinski: “Meine Reisen mit Herodot”
Saul Bellow: “Mosby’s Memoirs and Other Stories”
Howard Marks: “Mr. Nice: An Autobiography”
Orhan Pamuk: “My Name Is Red”
Eli Gottlieb: “Now You See Him: A Novel”
John Steinbeck: “Of Mice and Men”
Amit Gilboa “Off the Rails in Phnom Penh”
Terry Pratchett: “Pyramids”
Paul Torday: “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”
Woody Allen: “Side Effects”
Miriam Tzali: “Soweto Stories”
Helen Oyeyemi: “The Icarus Girl”
John Updike: “Terrorist: A Novel”
Jorge Luis Borges: “The Aleph”
Zadie Smith: “The Autograph Man”
Alex Garland: “The Beach”
Iain M. Banks: “The Crow Road”
John Case: “The Eighth Day”
Paul Theroux: “The Elephanta Suite: Three Novellas”
Shan Sa: “The Girl Who Played Go”
Leon Uris: “The Haj”
Michael Cunningham: “The Hours”
Miguel de Cervantes: “The Jealous Extremaduran”
Terry Pratchett: “The Last Continent”
A. B. Yehoshua: “The Lover”
Ernest Hemingway: “The Old Man and The Sea”
M. C. Beaton: “The Quiche of Death”
Audrey Niffenegger: “The Time Traveler’s Wife”
Roddy Doyle: “The Van”
H.G. Wells: “The War of the Worlds (Penguin Classics)”
Iain M. Banks: “The Wasp Factory: A Novel”
Aravind Adiga: “The White Tiger: A Novel”
Terry Pratchett: “Thud!”
Zadie Smith: “White Teeth: A Novel”
Florian Weber: “You’ll Never Walk Alone. Ein Fussballmusikroman”

And that’s the 2 books I’m currently reading:

Nancy L. Clark: “South Africa: The Rise and Fall of Apartheid”
Will Ferguson: “Hokkaido Highway Blues”