I found this meme in “The Victorian Writer”, the Victorian Writer’s Centre magazine.

“A Month Of Reading” outlines what’s gone on on my bookshelf and in my reading time this month. I must say, I find it scary that this is a pretty typical month, acquiring 18 books and reading 3 of them. No wonder I panic about not having time to read “everything”!

What was your month of reading like?


Books Bought:
“The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
“Ham on Rye” by Charles Bukowski
“Perfume” by Patrick Suskind
“Humpty Dumpty in Oakland” by Philip K. Dick
“The Irresponsible Self: On Laughter and The Novel” by James Wood
“Reheated Cabbage” by Irvine Welsh
“The View From Castle Rock” by Alice Munro
“Our Story Begins” by Tobias Wolff

Books Borrowed/Received:
“The Family Law” by Benjamin Law
“Winning By Losing” by Jillian Michaels
“Black Swan Green” by David Mitchell
“Poemcrazy” by Susan Goldsmith-Woodridge

“The Crying of Lot 49” by Thomas Pynchon
“Yellow Dog” Martin Amis
“Unreliable Memoirs” Clive James
“Flying Visits” Clive James
“Brilliant Creatures” Clive James
“Reliable Essays – the best of Clive James” by Clive James

Books Read:
“The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat” by Oliver Sacks
“The Family Law” by Benjamin Law
“Black Swan Green” by David Mitchell

Books Reading:
“Winning by Losing” by Jillian Michaels
“The Best Australian Poems 2010” ed. Robert Adamson
“The Best Australian Stories 2010” ed. Cate Kennedy
“The Reader”, ed. Aden Rolfe