2014 Readinglist

Every December I make a list of books that I want to read in the upcoming year. Most of the time I don't read all of them, but it helps to focus on some books on my huge tbr-shelf. This is more a reminding list instead of a real challenge, so I don't count it as such.

 

 

Beyond One's Own Nose:

Books neither from Europe nor from North America

  Theme Author

Title

Pages  
01 Japan Haruki Murakami Mister Aufziehvogel 764 Review
02 Turkey Orhan Pamuk Istanbul 640 Review
03 China Xu Xing Und das was bleibt, ist für dich 273 Review
04 Peru Mario Vargas Llosa Tante Julia und der Kunstschreiber 391 Review
05 Chile Antonio Skármeta Mit brennender Geduld 149 Review

 

Judged by It's Cover:

Books I bought because they look beautiful                       

  Theme Author Title Pages Done
06 Dark & Creepy Ransom Riggs Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children 352
07 Simple & Stylish Rick Yancey Der Monstrumologe 410
08 Art Nouveau Heinrich Mann Professor Unrat 251
09 Art Nouveau Oliver Plaschka Die Magier von Montparnasse 478
10 Beautiful Jude Morgan The Taste of Sorrow 384

                        

Outsiders & Minoritys:

Books With Characters Who Struggle in Society

  Theme Author Title Pages Done
11 Black American Rachel Simon The Story of Beautiful Girl 392
12 Migration Chris Cleave Little Bee 271
13 European Jews Joseph Roth Juden auf Wanderschaft 126
14 The Elderly Jonas Jonasson Der 100jährige, d. a. d. Fenster stieg... 412
15 Orphan Charles Dickens Oliver Twist 600

                        

Dreaming Books:

Books that are waiting for a long time                       

  Theme Author Title Pages Done
16 Ten Years TBR Hermann Hesse Der Steppenwolf 233
17 Bought 2008 Günter Grass Im Krebsgang 216
18 Bought 2011 Guy Gavriel Kay Under Heaven 573
19 Bought 2006 Susanna Clarke Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell 1006
20 Bought 2007 Thomas Hardy Tess of the d'Urbervilles 564

 

Reaperman is (Mostly) Human:

Murder and Crime Stories                       

  Theme Author Title Pages Done
21   Jim Butcher Fool Moon 405
22   Jed Rubenfeld The Interpretation of Murder 533
23   Akif Pirincci Felidae 287
24   Wilhelm Raabe Stopfkuchen 224
25   Joseph Conrad The Secret Agent 336

 

Life is a Book:

Everything quite personal

  Theme Author Title Pages Done
26 Autobiography Alfred Douglas Freundschaft mit Oscar Wilde 272
27 Biography Kate Summerscale Mrs. Robinson's Disgrace 303
28 Family & Childhood Gabriél García Marquez Leben, um davon zu erzählen 603
29 Life & Everything Julian Barnes Nothing to Be Frightened Of 250
30 Interviews Craig Taylor Londoners 422

 

Honored With Prizes:

Literary Awards

  Theme Author Title Pages Done
31 Commonw. Writers Prize David Mitchell The 1000 Autumns of Jacob de Zoet 510
32 Costa Book Award Sebastian Barry The Secret Scripture 312
33 Nobel Prize 2007 Doris Lessing Das fünfte Kind 219
34 Georg-Büchner-Preis Heinrich Böll Gruppenbild mit Dame 416
35 Pulitzer Prize Cormac McCarthy The Road 252

 

The Early 30th:

Back before the world blew up a second time

  Theme Author Title Pages Done
36 1931 Erich Kästner Der Gang vor die Hunde 310
37 1931 Irmgard Keun Das kunstseidene Mädchen 242
38 1931 M.R. James Ghost Stories 361
39 1932 George Orwell Erledigt in Paris und London 285
40 1933 Irving Stone Ein Leben in Leidenschaft 329

 

The American's:

Lots of classics

  Theme Author Title Pages Done
41 1854 Henry David Thoreau Walden 360
42 1868 Louisa May Alcott Little Woman & Good Wives 655
43 1876 Mark Twain The Adventures of Tom Sawyer 262
44 1903 Jack London Call of the Wild & White Fang 376
45 1940 Ernest Hemingway For Whom The Bell Tolls 490

 

During the 20th:

Published back then or Historical Fiction

  Theme Author Title Pages Done
46 Published 1921 Virginia Woolf Das verwunschene Haus 151
47 Published 1922 James Joyce Ulysses 1014
48 Published 1922 F. Scott Fitzgerald Tales of the Jazz-Age 368
49 1929 Non-Fiction Sling Richter & Gerichtete 320
50 Historical Fiction Paula McLain The Paris Wife 392

 

English Monarchy:

Historical Fiction

  Theme Author Title Pages Done
51 Edward III Rebecca Gablé Das Lächeln der Fortuna 1196
52 Henry V Rebecca Gablé Der Hüter der Rose 1113
53 Henry VI, Edward IV Rebecca Gablé Das Spiel der Könige 1196
54 Henry VIII Hilary Mantel Wolf Hall 652
55 Henry VIII Hilary Mantel Bring Up The Bodies 451

 

Mind the Gap:

Books I Call Reading Gaps

  Theme Author Title Pages Done
56 Gap 1 Franz Kafka Die Verwandlung 219
57 Gap 2 William Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet 292
58 Gap 3 Terry Pratchett Die Gelehrten der Scheibenwelt 476
59 Gap 4 Christopher Moore Verflixtes Blau! 480
60 Gap 5 Brent Weeks The Black Prism 739

 

Non Fiction:

This year there will less novels:

  Theme Author Title Pages Done
61 Biology Richard Dawkins Der blinde Uhrmacher 384
62 Biology Richard Dawkins Gipfel des Unwahrscheinlichen 366
63 History Barbara Tuchman Der ferne Spiegel 580
64 History Ian Mortimer Timetravellers Guide to Medievil England 368
65 History Ian Mortimer Timetravellers Guide to Elizabethan England 432
66 Letters Kurt Tucholsky Briefe aus dem Schweigen 311
67 Letters Julian Barnes Letters from London 352
68 Language J.P. Davidson Planet Word 448

 

The Realm of the Elderlings:

I failed last year but this year I will finish it:

  Theme Author Title Pages Done
61 Liveship Traders 3 Robin Hobb Ship of Destiny 903
62 The Tawny Man 1 Robin Hobb Fool's Errand 661
63 The Tawny Man 2 Robin Hobb The Golden Fool 712
64 The Tawny Man 3 Robin Hobb Fool's Fate 805
65 The Rain Wild Chronicles 1 Robin Hobb The Dragon Keeper 552
66 The Rain Wild Chronicles 2 Robin Hobb Dragon Haven 570
67 The Rain Wild Chronicles 3 Robin Hobb City of Dragons 425
68 The Rain Wild Chronicles 4 Robin Hobb Blood of Dragons