Nul Points by Tim Moore. An entertaining romp through the land of Eurovision Song Contest nul pointers.
River of Gods by Ian McDonald. Sweeping AltSF/cyberpunk set in India in 2047. Fantastic.
L'Affaire by Diane Johnson. Epitomizes summer reading. I did not, repeat not, buy this. Still and all, entertainingly unchallenging fluff.
Guru! by Zac O'Yeah. I'd read and *loved* Tandooriälgen. Guru is somewhat travel lit guide to India and its guru traditions. In Swedish.
Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer. In the style of Amazon's "if you liked this, you'll also like": Ett Öga Rött (see above) and Kiffe Kiffe Demain. Bittersweet.
Tackar som frågar by Jennie Dielemans. Had a hard time getting into it, but enjoyed it by the end. Interesting byproduct: will never get a 3 phone... In Swedish.
The Intuitionist by Colson Whitehead. Really interesting, different book. Intuitionist vs. empiricist elevator inspectors with race and gender issues, too.
Ensemble, c'est tout by Anna Gavalda. Loved the development of the relationships between damaged characters. Have not seen the movie. In French.
Rim by Alexander Besher. Decent (though not the best I've read in the genre) altSF/cyberpunk set in Japan in 2027.
Irish Fairy Tales "collected and annotated" by Joseph Jacobs. Had bought this on a trip to Ireland a few years ago with a mind towards using it. Finally sat down and read them.
Du är alltså svensk? by Lena Andersson. It was a good idea. Didn't like it. At all. In Swedish.
Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami. Interesting, though subject matter less up my alley. Has grown on me more as I've thought about it.
Le petit Nicolas by Sempé-Goscinny. Essentially a children's book, bought in France with an eye towards using it down the road. Fun, kind of classic. In French.
Knots & Crosses by Ian Rankin. The first in the Rebus series. A gift for snbg bought out of frustration when I couldn't find the 5th in Paul Johnston's Quintilian Dalrymple series (an alt-future Scottish detective series). Now I'll eventually get sucked into reading more of these, too...
Tom Jones by Henry Fielding. Oy. This became a battle of wills to finish. I usually like classics, but just could not get into this one and had to force myself to finish it.
Pure Drivel by Steve Martin. Yes, that Steve Martin. A collection of short stories. Fun, light. The Pleasure of My Company is still my favorite of his.
Moi, Tituba sorcière... by Maryse Condé. This had been recommended to me years ago and had been sitting on my shelf almost as long. Historical fiction account of Tituba and the Salem witch trials. In French.
Ghostwritten by David Mitchell. I'd read and loved Cloud Atlas. Now I've read and love Ghostwritten. Should have read them in reverse order. His ability to write in different voices is impressive.
The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon. Love, love, love this book. Clever, interesting. (Again, like Amazon: If you liked Philp Roth's Plot Against America, you might like this).
Ett öga rött by Jonas Hassen Khemiri. I'd heard so much about it and wanted to read it before seeing more ads for the movie. Really liked it - maybe the language seemed more natural or familiar to my non-native Swedish self. I do have some reservations about some of the politics. In Swedish.
found this on in my shelf as well! still queuing... - dev null