reading catalogue

Currently reading:
Andrew George's The Epic of Gilgamesh (translation)
R Scott Bakker's The Darkness that Comes Before

Past reads:
June 2014
Max Jeffreys' Wreck of the Sydney Cove

May 2014
Patrick Rothfuss' The Wise Man's Fear
Sharon Penman's The Sun in Splendour
Anthony Kiedis' Scar Tissue
JRR Tolkien's The Children of Hurin
CS Lewis' The Magician's Nephew
CS Lewis' The Horse and His Boy
CS Lewis' The Last Battle
Jean M Auel's The Clan of the Cavebear

April 2014
Patrick Rothfuss' The Name of the Wind
Terry Goodkind's The Third Kingdom
Terry Goodkind's The Omen Machine
Terry Goodkind's Confessor

March 2014
Terry Goodkind's Naked Empire
Terry Goodkind's Debt of Bones
Terry Goodkind's Chainfire
Terry Goodkind's Phantom

February 2014
John Fowles' The French Lieutenant's Woman

January 2014
Christine Howe's Song in the Dark

October–December 2013
Tim Winton's The Turning
Terry Goodkind's Temple of the Winds
Terry Goodkind's Soul of the Fire
Terry Goodkind's Faith of the Fallen
Terry Goodkind's The Pillars of Creation
Raymond E Feist's Magician's End
Robert Jordan's Towers of Midnight
Robert Jordan's A Memory of Light

April 2013–September 2013

Stella Gibbons' Cold Comfort Farm
Robert Jordan's The Path of Daggers
Robert Jordan's Winter's Heart
Robert Jordan's Crossroads of Twilight
Robert Jordan's Knife of Dreams
Robert Jordan's The Gathering Storm

March 2013
Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina

December 2012
Merlinda Bobis's Fish-Hair Woman
Robert Jordan's A Crown of Swords

November 2012
David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas
JM Coetzee's Disgrace
Robert Jordan's Lord of Chaos

October 2012
Robert Jordan's The Fires of Heaven

September 2012
Raymond E Feist's A Crown Imperilled 
Robert Jordan's New Spring 
Robert Jordan's The Shadow Rising 

August 2012
Suzanne Collins's Catching Fire
Suzanne Collins's Mockingjay
Philip Pullman's Northern Lights
Philip Pullman's The Subtle Knife
Philip Pullman's The Amber Spyglass 
Raymond E Feist's Rides a Dread Legion
Raymond E Feist's At the Gates of Darkness 

July 2012
George RR Martin's A Storm of Swords
George RR Martin's A Feast for Crows
George RR Martin's A Dance with Dragons
Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games

June 2012
George RR Martin's A Game of Thrones
George RR Martin's A Clash of Kings

October 2011May 2012
F Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby
Ernest Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms
JD Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye
Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita
Shani Mootoo's Cereus Blooms at Night
Toni Morrison's Sula
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Purple Hibiscus 

AugustOctober 2011
Mahasweta Devi's Rudali
Corey Doctorow's Little Brother
VS Naipaul's An Area of Darkness 

July 2011
Aravind Adiga's The White Tiger
Kazuo Ishiguru's Nocturnes
Margaret Atwood's Wilderness Tips
Michael Ondaatje's Anil's Ghost

Traipsing through canon:

This list shows where I'm up to on my 'traipse through canon'. If you have any suggestions, authors or texts, for me, please let me know. Grey means I've temporarily skipped it, and a strikethrough means I've finished it.

  • The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • The Iliad (in progress)
  • The Odyssey

  • Works and Days
  • Theogyny

  • Fragments

  • Fables

  • The Oresteia
    • Agamemnon
    • The Libation Bearers
    • The Eumenides 

  • The Oedipus Cycle
    • Oedipus Rex
    • Oedipus at Colonus
    • Antigone

Herodotus of Halicarnassus
  • The Histories (in progress)

  • The Bacchae

  • History of the Pelopponesian War (in progress)
Charles Dickens

  • Great Expectations (in progress)

Leo Tolstoy
  • Anna Karenina

John Fowles

  • The French Lieutenant's Woman (in progress)

JM Coetzee

  • Disgrace

Merlinda Bobis
  • The Solemn Lantern-Maker
  • Fish-Hair Woman