Sunday, December 30, 2007

The Year's Books

Here’s a list of all the books I read this year, arranged alphabetically by author's last name. By the way, I actually read more books than these - only the ones I finished get counted, though.

Non-Fiction
1. Dante: Poet of the Secular World – Erich Auerbach
2. Failed States – Noam Chomsky
3. A Time to Keep Silence – Patrick Leigh Fermor
4. Return to Yesterday – Ford Maddox Ford
5. The Divided West – Jurgen Habermas
6. A Savage War of Peace: Algeria, 1954-1962 – Alistair Horne
7. The Notebooks of Joseph Joubert (selections)
8. The Burden of Responsibility: Blum, Camus, Aron, and the French 20th Century – Tony Judt
9. The Tomb in Seville – Norman Lewis
10. Facing the Night: A Diary (1999-2006) and Musical Writings – Ned Rorem
11. Freud and the Non-European – Edward Said
12. On the Rule of Law: History, Politics, Theory – Brian Tamanaha
13. Conversations with Gore Vidal – R. Peabody & L. Ebersole (Eds.)
14. Point to Point Navigation – Gore Vidal
15. The Bit Between My Teeth – Edmund Wilson
16. The Shores of Light – Edmund Wilson
17. Moscow 1812: Napoleon’s Fatal March – Adam Zamoysky

Fiction
1. Saturn – Ben Bova
2. Grifter’s Game – Lawrence Block
3. The Vengeful Virgin – Gil Brewer
4. Mrs. Bridge – Evan S. Connell
5. Falling Man – Don DeLillo
6. The Dud Avocado – Elaine Dundy
7. Crabwalk – Gunter Grass
8. The Slaves of Solitude – Patrick Hamilton
9. The Thin Man – Dashiell Hammett
10. The Farthest Shore – Ursula LeGuin
11. Dance Night – Dawn Powell
12. The Engagement – George Simenon
13. The Strangers in the House – Georges Simenon
14. The Enchanted Garden – Elizabeth von Arnim
15. Butcher’s Crossing – John Williams