What I’ve Read So Far: 100 Books in 2016

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October 27, 2016 by Sarojini Seupersad

img_20161021_120700I’m probably not going to make it to 100. I can be honest about it. It’s the last week of October and I’m halfway through my 61st book. I should be in the 80’s by now! Ack!

We’ll of course see what happens and I’m by no means throwing in the towel. But I definitely noticed a slowing down of my reading schedule and no matter what I do, a book that should take me only a couple of days to read, tops, is somehow taking me a week. I’m dragging it out and I’m not sure why. I’m hoping writing about it will help, and writing about anything always helps everything else, so it’s a win win.

If you’re interested, here’s what I’ve read so far on my insane book journey. I started on January 1st, 2016.

  1. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
  2. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  3. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  4. Time’s Arrow by Martin Amis
  5. Season of Migration to the North by Tayeb Salih
  6. Working: People talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do by Studs Terkel
  7. My Name Is Red by Orhan Pamuk
  8. Tenth of December by George Saunders
  9. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  10. Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination That Changed America by Wil Haygood
  11. A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
  12. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  13. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  14. Americanah by Chiamanda Ngozi Adichie
  15. This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz
  16. Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
  17. Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  18. The Stranger by Albert Camus
  19. Helsinki Noir edited by James Thompson
  20. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  21. Case Histories by Kate Atkinson
  22. A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
  23. Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
  24. My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
  25. Man in the Dark by Paul Auster
  26. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  27. H Is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
  28. Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
  29. A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James
  30. The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante
  31. Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay by Elena Ferrante
  32. Persuasion by Jane Austen
  33. Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
  34. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
  35. Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
  36. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
  37. M Train by Patti Smith
  38. The Story of the Lost Child by Elena Ferrante
  39. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
  40. The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
  41. A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O’Connor
  42. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
  43. The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie
  44. The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
  45. Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie
  46. Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee
  47. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
  48. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
  49. A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  50. Too Much Happiness by Alice Munroe
  51. Ministry of Fear by Graham Greene
  52. The Girls by Emma Cline
  53. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  54. Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie
  55. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
  56. The End of the Affair by Graham Greene
  57. The Worldly Philosophers by Robert Heilbroner
  58. A General Theory of Love by Drs. Thomas Lewis, Fari Amini & Richard Lannon
  59. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  60. A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
  61. From the Dust Returned by Ray Bradbury


That’s my reading list so far. Hope you can possibly get some ideas from that, ponder a bit, and figure out what you should read next. So, what are you reading right now?


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