30 Books

I love reading. I enjoy reading. Reading makes me feel good.

How can it be that in 2009 I did not read as much as I had wanted? Reading is one of those pleasures that requires a certain amount of discipline and action. Therefore, in December 2009, me and my best friend started a challenge. The challenge was to read 20 fiction books and 10 non-fiction books in 2010. You can read my lists below. These are not yet complete or final. Some of the books are in Dutch, as Dutch is my first language. I do love to read in English as well. I have already read the underlined books and I might just write a review of them any time soon. The ones in italics are work in progress.

Fiction: (2/20)

1.  Christian Jungersen – The Exception

2. Orhan Pamuk – Snow

3. Arthur Japin – De overgave

4. Tommy Wieringa – Caesarion

5. Stieg Larsson – Verblendung (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, in German)

6. Rik Launspach – 1953

7. Jonathan Littel – De Welwillenden (The Kindly Ones)

8. Tatiana de Rosnay – Haar naam was Sarah (Sarah’s Key)

9. Haruki Murakami – A wild Sheep Chase

10. Haruki Murakami – Kafka on the Shore

11.  Paolo Giordano – De Eenzaamheid van de priemgetallen (The solitude of prime numbers)

13. Nicci French – What to do when someone dies

14. Gabriel garcia marquez – 100 jaar eenzaamheid (Hundred years of solitude)

15. Dave Eggers – A Work of Staggering Geniousness

16. Bernlef – Publiek geheim

17. Arjen Lubach – Bastaardsuiker




Non-fiction (1/10)

1. K. Meerum Terwogt-Kouwenhoven – Het verkeerde been

2. Paul Theroux – Ghost train to the Eastern Star

2. Robert M. Pirsig –  Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance

3. Johnathan Safran Foer – Eating Animals

4. Ian Kershaw  – Hitler, the Germans, and the Final Solution

5. Raul Hilberg – Perpetrators Victims Bystanders

6. Norman Finkelstein – The Holocaust Industry

7. Robert Lifton – Nazi Dokters

8. Paul Dohmen – Tegen Onverschilligheid

9. Michael Mann – The dark side of democracy: explaining ethnic cleansing.

10. Philip Ball – Critical Mass

Do you have any recomendations?


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