Open a book this minute and start reading. Don’t move until you’ve reached page fifty. Until you’ve buried your thoughts in print. Cover yourself with words. Wash yourself away. Dissolve. Carol Shields Republic of Love

2003′s Reading Log

A Box of Matches Nicholson Baker
A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens
A Fine Passage France Daigle
A Long Way from Verona Jane Gardam
A Pin to See the Peepshow F. Tennyson Jesse

A Place Where the Sea Remembers Sandra Benítez
A Song for Nettie Johnson Gloria Sawai
A Summer Bird-Cage Margaret Drabble
A Virgin in the Garden A.S. Byatt

Across the Bridge Mavis Gallant
Adam’s Breed Radclyffe Hall
After the Quake Haruki Murakami
Anderby Wold Wiifred Holtby
Anna Karenina Leo Tolstoy (Trans. Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky)

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress Dai Sijie (Trans. Ina Rilke)
Big Stone Gap Adriana Trigiani
Bilgewater Jane Gardam
Brave New World Aldous Huxley
Clara Callan Richard Wright

Clouds of Witness Dorothy Sayers
Colors Passing Through Us Marge Piercy
Continuation of Love by Other Means Claudia Casper
Darker Days Than Usual Suzannah Dunn
Dear George and Other Stories Helen Simpson

Diary of a Provincial Lady
E.M. Delafield
Durable Goods, Joy School and True to Form Elizabeth Berg
Enchanted April Elizabeth von Arnim
Fanny Herself Edna Ferber
Fingersmith Sarah Waters

Flight of the Maidens
Jane Gardam
Frost in May Antonia White
Gone to Earth Mary Webb
Goodbye, Mr. Chips James Hilton
Gordon Edith Templeton

Household Saints
Francine ProseIntrusions Ursula Hegi
Invitation to the Waltz Rosamond Lehmann
Kit’s Law and Downhill Chance Donna Morrissey
Life of Pi Yann Martel

Loitering with Intent Muriel Spark
Lolly Willowes Sylvia Townsend Warner
Marine Life Linda Svendsen
Mary Olivier: A Life May Sinclair
Mauve Desert Nicole Brossard

Memento Mori Muriel Spark
Mercy and Any Given Power Alissa York
Miss Garnet’s Angel Salley Vickers
My Year of Meats and All Over Creation Ruth Ozeki
Not Wanted on the Voyage Timothy Findley

Novel on Yellow Paper Stevie Smith
Open House Elizabeth Berg
Oryx and Crake Margaret Atwood
People You’d Trust Your Life To Bronwen Wallace
Poor Player and Drink the Sky Lesley Krueger

Property Valerie Martin
Requests & Dedications and Driving Men Mad Elise Levine
Roast Beef Medium Edna Ferber
Sa Femme Emmanuele Bernheim (Trans. Shaun Whiteside)
Salt Fish Girl Larissa Lai

Set in Motion Valerie Martin
Sheep’s Clothing Celia Dale
Shirley Charlotte Brontë
Sitting Practice and Bad Imaginings Caroline Adderson
Slightly Shady Amanda Quick

Swann Carol Shields
Sweet Death Claude Tardat
Sweet Desserts Lucy Ellman
The Clothes in the Wardrobe Alice Thomas Ellis
The Corner Garden Lesley Krueger

The Da Vinci Code Dan Brown
The Delicate Storm Giles Blunt
The Fly in the Ointment Alice Thomas Ellis
The Forsyte Saga John Galsworthy
The Getting of Wisdom Henry Handel Richardson

The Golden Bowl Henry James
The Hacienda Lisa St. Aubin de Terán
The Idea of Perfection Kate Grenville
The Labrador Fiasco Margaret Atwood
The Ladies of Lyndon Margaret Kennedy

The Leto Bundle Marina Warner
The Madame Paul Affair Julie Doucet
The Pangs of Love and Other Stories Jane Gardam
The Secret Eva Hoffman
The Shutter of Snow Emily Holmes Coleman

The Skeleton in the Cupboard Alice Thomas Ellis
The Voyage Out Virginia Woolf
The Whole Story and Other Stories Ali Smith
Unearned Pleasures and Other Stories Ursula Hegi
Unless Carol Shields

Villette Charlotte Brontë
When Fox is a Thousand Larissa Lai
Whose Body? Dorothy Sayers
Winter Count Barry Lopez

Non-Fiction

A Distance of Years: Notes and Memories Miep Verkley
A Passionate Apprentice: Early Journals 1897-1909 Virginia Woolf
Lessons from the Wolverine Barry Lopez (Illustrated by Tom Pohrt)
Letters of Virginia Woolf 1888-1912 Ed. Nicolson and Trautmann
Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda Noam Chomsky
Negotiating with the Dead Margaret Atwood
Portraits in Fiction A.S. Byatt
Scribbling Sisters Dale and Lynne Spender
The Book that Changed My Life Diane Osen, Editor
The Child that Books Built: A Memoir of Childhood and Reading Francis Spufford
The Conversations: Walter Murch and the Art of Editing Film Michael Ondaatje
The Secret Language of Girls Josey Vogels
Writing Past Dark Bonnie Friedman

Kidlit:
A Wizard of Earthsea and The Tombs of Atuan Ursula K. Le Guin
Alice in Wonderland Lewis Carroll
I Am Mordred and I Am Morgan le Fay Nancy Springer
Tales from Earthsea and The Other Wind Ursula K. Le Guin
Tehanu Ursula K. Le Guin
The Farthest Shore Ursula K. Le Guin
The Giver Lois Lowry
The Lady of Ten Thousand Names Burleigh Mutén, Illus. Helen Cann
The Serpent Slayer and Other Stories of Strong Women Katrin Tchana

 


 

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