How's it going so far? I'm trying to focus on more longer books, read 100 in 2014.
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
The Member of the Wedding
Ballad of the Sad Cafe & Other Stories
Intruder in the Dust
The Big Sleep
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
A Tale of Two Cities
Lady Chatterley's Lover
The Wild Palms
The Way We Live Now
Between the Acts
The Confidence Man
Citadel of the Autarch (read the previous ones at end of last year, really liked them all), Journey to the End of the Night and currently reading If on a Winter's Night a Traveler, which seems very good. Sudenmorsian was also really good, but hasn't probably been translated to anything from Finnish. Wuthering Heights was very good, but the last 100 pages were pretty boring.
Palestinian Identity - Rashid Khalidi
De Constructie van het verleden - Lorenz
Wetenschapsfilosofie voor geesteswetenschappen - Leezenberg & De Vries
The Will to Knowledge - Foucault
From Beirut to Jerusalem - Friedman
Hadji Murad - Tolstoy
Notes from Underground - Dostoyevsky
Greek Tragedies vol 1 (Agamemnon, Prometheus bound, Oedipus the King, Antigone and Hippolytus)
Mythology - Hamilton
The Eternal Husband - Dostoyevksy
Hunger - Hamsun
I've had to read about 1000 pages of textbooks/articles that I obviously can't list, so that makes the list look a bit meagre.
Carmen - Prosper Mérimée
La Vénus d'Ille - Prosper Mérimée
Mateo Falcone - Prosper Mérimée
Bilbo the Hobbit - Tolkien
La Légende des Nibelungen - Ehrhard
Storm of Steel - Ernst Jünger
Beowulf - Botkine
Le Comte de Monte-Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
The King in Yellow - Robert W. Chambers
confederacy of dunces
the savage detectives
she came to stay
the death of ivan ilyich and other stories
currently reading hopscotch by Cortazar. havent read many but I've enjoyed each read immensely
The Consolation of Philosophy – Boethius
To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
The Diary of a Nobody – Grossmith
Six Characters in Search of an Author and other plays – Pirandello
Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats – T.S. Eliot
Cartographies of Time – Rosenberg and Grafton
Walden – Thoreau
If on a Winter's Night a Traveller – Calvino
ya its pretty pleb but I was never a big reader. any general recs?
Only read 4. Went a few weeks without reading though, trying to be back on track now.
In Search of Lost Time, Volume III, The Guermentes Way - Proust
Falling Man - DeLillo
Fiesta: The Sun Also Rises - Hemingway
In Search of Lost Time, Volume IV - Sodom and Gommorah
Only 4 books this year, kinda sad. For a while, though, I was having trouble focusing, although I'm over that now. I dunno, just didn't feel like reading. It's also always better to read outside, and it's been mostly too cold for that so far.
>Gravity's Rainbow (started Dec 2014, finished Jan 2015)
>Necronomicon: The Best Weird Tales of H.P. Lovecraft (started Dec 2014, finished Jan 2015)
>Schrodinger's Cat Trilogy
>The Soft Machine
>The Ticket That Exploded
>Kafka: The Complete Short Stories
>The Magic Lantern
>The Myth of Sysyphus
>The Minority Report and other classic short stories by Philip K. Dick
>A Midsummer Night's Dream
>On the Road
>Stranger in a Strange Land
>God Emperor of Dune
>Crime and Punishment
>Natural Law, or don't put a rubber on your willy
>A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
>The Sound and the Fury
>The Sirens of Titan
>The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch
i am currently reading A Scanner Darkly
Also qould like to know. for me it's not a question of stamina but being comfortable. I dont have a nice reading chair and laying on bed without sleeping feels uncomfortable. I sit on a shity chair at work for 9 hours so my back is kinda fucked already and sitting up for a few hours hurts. can anyone recomend an affordable comfy reading chair?
>The Great Gastby
>Some Poe, some Lovecraft, some Borges
>Wells The Time Machine
>The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Going pretty well so far, considering college takes up most of my time
met tegenzin voor uni gelezen. De laatste hoofdstukken waren oké, maar ik had liever een cursus gehad over vier/vijf grote filosofen, waar tenminste wat diepgang in had gezeten, dan een zevenmijlslaarzen sprint door meer dan dertig levenswerken.
Reading really doesn't require that much time. Just set down a certain amount of pages to read a day that is easily doable for most people, like 50 pages and you will read more than you think.
Not to mention i imagine that /lit/ is made up of a lot of student and a few NEETs or have a good amount of free time.
•Zombie Spaceship Wasteland - Patton Oswalt
•Death of the Stacy's (comics)
•The Long Halloween (comics)
•The Illustrated Man
•No One Belongs Here More Than You - Miranda July
•Indignation - Philip Roth
Currently in the middle of The Corrections, loving it. Up next is Double Feature by Owen King, then something from my backlog. I'm thinking Cannery Row or Cav & Clay.
11 books thus far, 3 in the process, will probably start one more. De Civitate Dei and Demon are exhausting.
Oh thank God other people feel this way. I was trying to get through the same collection and I felt like my brain was shutting down with some of his earlier stories. I liked about half of them so I kept reading through the painful ones for fear of missing a more obscure good story. When does the collection start to pick up?
note to save all anons from embarrassment: Byron's 'Don Juan' is pronounced intentionally incorrectly as 'Don JEW-AN' because that is how it was said by the English aristocracy in the regency period
>Autobiography - Morrissey (reread for the third time)
>Mozipedia - Simon Goddard (reread for the second time)
>A Light That Never Goes Out: The Enduring Saga of the Smiths - Tony Fletcher
>Songs That Saved Your Life - The Art of The Smiths 1982-87 - Simon Goddard
>Morrissey & Marr: The Severed Alliance - Johnny Rogan
>Morrissey's Manchester - Phil Gatenby
>Morrissey in Conversation: The Essential Interviews - Paul A. Woods
>Saint Morrissey - Mark Simpson
also read about one hundred thousand posts on the Morrissey-solo forums, the entire catalogue of true-to-you.com and the complete plays of Shakespeare
Six of Marx and Engels' shorter works.
The Story of Art by E. H. Gombrich, The 20th Century Artbook (Phaidon Press), Hiroshige (Taschen), and Emil Nolde: Artist of the Elements by Averil King.
The Art of War, the Dao De Jing and the Zhuangzi.
Selected stories and plays of Nikolay Gogol, Whatever by Houellebecq, Omensetter's Luck by Gass, The Melancholy of Resistance by Laszlo Krasznahorkai, Ovid's Metamorphoses, and long-overdue rereads of three Shakespeare tragedies.
uh, >>6277997 isn't me. But alright.
Basically, they do it as a sales trick. I bought vol. 1 out of a series, because I had never read Greek tragedies before. Turns out they're actually kind of important to read one after another, which is why the continuation of all the plays in vol. 1 are in vol. 2 and vol. 3...
Still, I enjoyed these a lot, even without their ''sequals'', and I'll read them in the future.
We Love Glenda So Much and Other Stories - Julio Cortazar
Blow-Up and Other Stories - Julio Cortazar
Kansallista Itsetutkiskelua - Volter Kilpi
In Praise of Prejudice - Theodore Dalrymple
A Tale of Two Cities - Dickens
Invisible Cities - Calvino
Lives of Things - Saramago
The Great Gatsby - Fitzgerald
Mad Love - Breton
The Most Beatiful Woman in Town - Bukowski
The Death of Ivan Ilych - Tolstoy
The Kreutzer Sonata - Tolstoy
The White Steamship - Aitmatov
Book of Imaginary Beings - Borges
Siddhartha - Hesse
Psalm 44 - Danilo Kis
Many of these are pretty short, haven't read that much actually.
I've read some of thopse books, but I want to read them all.
Urth of the new sun - gene wolfe
Book of the short sun - gene wolfe
Currently reading: Death of Ivan Ilych by Tolstoy (just started it on the train this morning)
The kreutzer sonata
The Old man and the sea
The crying of lot 49
Various Poe stories/poems
Bartleby, The Scrivener
I'd like to get more into poetry too (I realize how absurd of a sentence that is, like "I'd like to get into music"). I meant to do it in college but never did since I was too busy studying math (no regrets btw, except for the not reading poetry thing). Anyone have some good jumping off points or suggestions? Is there a "right" way to do it? Do I read a book of poems in order by a single author? How long do I let each poem "sit" before reading more? These are probably dumb questions and ill probably just end up doing what feels right but does anyone have some advice or favorite poets for me?
Kerouac - The Haunted Life
Modiano - Dora Bruder
Burroughs - The Soft Machine
Camus - La Chute
Camus - La Peste
Kerouac - Dharma Bums
Some book by Stewart Lee lol
I still find the French shit heavy going sorry that i haven't gone ham like you guys have
no, the point of the thread could be to converse about the books you read with people that also read them, or inquire about interesting books.
Telling me it was a stupid thing to say LOL
I hope you are young
I like the ideas in A Scanner Darkly, but God damn was that a bore. P.K. Dick summed up I suppose.
Dubliners is amazing. How does Portrait compare, and is it good? I tried reading Ulysses recently, but dropped it when I got the the "Inelcutable Modality" chapter. I figure what's the point reading something that I won't fully understand yet.
>Bartleby, the Scrivener
>Billy Budd, Sailor
>Fear and Trembling
>The Sickness Unto Death
>Tao Te Ching
>The Shadow of Sirius
>The Rain in the Trees
>Selected Poems of R.P. Blackmur
>William Carlos Williams Selected Poems
>Personae - Ezra Pound
>Sculpting In Time - Tarkovsky
>The Iliad (I think I read that early this year or late last year)
Just finished The Sickness Unto Death, was also reading Moby Dick, but dropped it to strictly read Kierkegaard. Might pick it back up or try and read some philosophy along with it again. I've really enjoyed Moby Dick so far, I really like Melville's sort of reserved style. I've probably read some more, but I can't think of all of them.
>I tried reading Ulysses recently, but dropped it when I got the the "Inelcutable Modality" chapter. I figure what's the point reading something that I won't fully understand yet.
You don't have to understand the whole book on one read through. I'd say that's pretty unlikely in the first place.
Yeah, but when an entire chapter, which is fairly early on in the book, is incomprehensible it sort of kills it for me.
i'm not lying, although i could understand one being skeptical, as i have clearly read a lot more than most of the other people in this thread (in fact i was a little surprised myself, i didn't realize how much i had read unitl i actually made my list a couple days ago)
all i'll say is that it helps to be a complete loser and social outcast with no friends, while still being only in high school (i am 18, born in february, graduating this year), thus giving one loads of free-time to spend reading. i read an average of 2-4 hours a day, although it depends. plus in general, i guess i'm just a fast reader :P
A Portrait of the Artist, Dubliners, and Beckett's Trilogy (Unnamable in particular) are my top 3 so far. (not including GR, despite it being possibly the greatest book i've ever read thus far, since I read the majority of it in 2014, and only finished reading like the last 50 pages or so by Jan 2 iirc)
Because all that matters is how many books you've read, it makes no difference if you understood them or can discuss them. All that matters is posting on 4chan that you've read 12 books this year and you're trying to beat last year's total.
Don't you understand anything about literature you fucking idiot? I bet you've never even read IJ.
I bring the cheese
A Skeleton in the Family - Leigh Perry
The Skeleton Takes a Bow - Leigh Perry
Fiction Attack - James Scott Bell
The Maltese Falcon - Dashiell Hammett
Steelheart - Bradon Sanderson
Mitosis - Bradon Sanderson
Firefight - Bradon Sanderson
The Steel of Raithskar - Randall Garrett
The Glass of Dyskornis - Randall Garrett
The Bronze of Eddarta - Randall Garrett
As You Wish - Cary Elwes
The Secret History of Wonder Woman - Jill Lepore
Issue 1 – 3 - Black Mask
The Last Detective - Leslie Thomas
Dangerous in Love - Leslie Thomas
Dangerous by Moonlight - Leslie Thomas
Dangerous and the Lonely Heart - Leslie Thomas
Critical Failures - Robert Bevan
NPCs - Drew Hayes
The Long Way Down - Craig Schaefer
Redemption Song - Craig Schaefer
Pines - Blake Crouch
Wayward - Blake Crouch
The Last Town - Blake Crouch
Run - Blake Crouch
Snowbound - Blake Crouch
The Princess Bride - William Goldman
Promise of Blood - Brian McClellan
The Crimson Campaign - Brian McClellan
The Autumn Republic - Brian McClellan
Dorsai - Gordon R Dickson
Necromancer - Gordon R Dickson
Soldier, Ask Not - Gordon R Dickson
The Tactics of Mistake - Gordon R Dickson
Paw and Order - Spencer Quinn
Oblivion - Peter Abrahams
A Perfect Crime - Peter Abrahams
I'm trying to become patrician after not really being into literature so far i've read:
Crime and Punishment
The Brothers Karamazov
The Waste Land and other poems
I am currently reading Plato's Republic. How did I do?
Only the books that I own. Not pictured are all the library books that have been checked out this year. :^)
Hint: Still a retard...
and some other short stories for a womens lit class
>also about half way done with the Odyssey right now
Finished Kafka on the Shore, Hamlet, and Julius Caesar
Currently reading The Republic and King Lear
I started Heart of Darkness but stopped reading it due to not understanding the plot after a while. I'll pick it back up soon.
I lived in a hospital for 2 months, finally got to read War and Peace.
What I've tackled in 2015 so far:
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Mason & Dixon
Labyrinths and Other Stories
Heart Of Darkness
War With the Newts
I might as well.
Decameron - Bocaccio
Various stories by Conan Doyle. If my memory doesn't fail, it was about eight or so stories.
The Time Matchine, Island of Dr. Moreau and Invinsible man by H.G. Wells.
Time to Live and Die by Remarque.
Vanity Fair by Thackeray.
The Red and the Black by Stendhal.
The Crime and the Punishment by Dostoyevski.
Don Quixote by Cervantes.
I feel like I could read more, but to think about it, this is pretty decent pacing, no?
>intimidated by all these manly beefcake reading lists
P-please don't laugh at my measly seven-booker... My gf says it's enough for her!
Read the first 5 books of The Black Company. i'm taking my time with it though since i'm really enjoying them.
No Country for Old Men
The Time Machine
The Wild Geese
The Birth of Tragedy
this in addition to 100+ papers, essays, articles re: my research and too many short stories
I'v almost finished Blue Mars and then I'm taking a break from Sci-Fi. I think I'll read some George Elliot books I borrowed from my mother.
>Dry: A Memoir
>The Communist Manifesto
>Marabou Stork Nightmares
>Breakfast At Tiffany's
>The Box Man
>Nip The Buds, Shoot The Kids
>The Old Man and The Sea
>The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
>The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
>The Complete Stories and Poems of Egdar Allan Poe
>The Catcher In The Rye
>The Fifty Year Sword
>The Sound of Waves
2015 so far
Cormac McCarthy: all the pretty horses and the crossing
The insufferable gaucho. Bolano
A man.s search for meaning. Franklin
If on a winter night a traveler. . calvino
Annihilation. Van dermeer
The Second Sex
The Nature of Necessity
The Ethics of Liberty
War and Peace
War and Peace I finished last week and has consumed most of my reading time for a while. I'm currently reading Jackson's History of the Christian Church (to AD 461).
>The Communist Manifesto
Go read critique of the gotha programme and Theses on Feurbach first
It was actually really solid for a post-90's King book. He was obviously hiding a massive boner for Lovecraft all book, but I don't regret reading it.
I loved it. It was absolutely incredible. I blew through it in three days, turned around and read it again. At the risk of spoiling it for you by over-hyping it, I would hazard that it'll be the most fun book you'll read this year.
Ficciones - Borges
Slow Learner - Pynchon
Inherent Vice - Pynchon
A Farewell to Arms - Hemingway
Cat's Cradle - Vonnegut (fucking terrible)
The Great Gatsby - Fitzgerald
Portnoy's Complaint - Roth
Light in August - Faukner
I wish I could have read more, but I've been very busy with exams.
Rules of Attraction
Last Exit to Brooklyn
The Heroin Diaries
Ham on Rye
Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72
A Confederacy of Dunces
Good but don't start with it if you want to get into Hunter S Thompson. Start with Hell's Angels or the Gonzo Papers so you won't be under the delusion that every book if his is over-the-top craziness