Reading Log

Here's a comprehensive log of what I've been reading.

2017

20. April 24. Not Even Laughter, by Phillip Crymble. 86 pps.

19. April 22. Contraband Cocktails: How America Drank When It Wasn't Supposed to, by Paul Dickson. 174 pps.

18. April 17. A Field Guide to Lies: Critical Thinking in the Information Age, by Daniel J. Levitin. 292 pps.

17. April 13. Life on Mars, by Lori McNulty. 290 pps. (For Review in CNQ.)

16. April 10. Arabic for Beginners, by Ariela Freedman. 303 pps. (For review in Quill & Quire.)

15. March 29. (reread) So Much Love, by Rebecca Rosenblum. 277 pps.

14. March 23. Fugue States, by Pasha Malla. 362 pps. (For review in the Toronto Review of Books)

13. March 15. Kill the Dogs, by Heather Bell. 34 pps.

12. March 7. The Vegetarian, by Han Kang. (Translated by Deborah Smith.) 183 pps.

11. March 4. Tomorrow's Bright White Light, by Jan Conn. 54 pps.

10. March 1. Gravity's Plumb Line, by Ross Leckie. 94 pps.

9. February 27. We're All in This Together, by Amy Jones. 417 pps.

8. February 25. Absurdity, Woe Is Me, Glory Be, by J.J. Steinfeld. [121 manuscript pages.]

7. February 16. All the Gold Hurts My Teeth, by Katherine Leyton. 62 pps.

6. February 15. James Joyce, by Richard Ellmann. 902 pps.

5. January 25. The Humber Literary Review Issue 3 Volume 2. 64 pps.

4. January 11. Taddle Creek No. 37 (Summer 2016). 48 pps.

3. January 8. The Long Dry, by Cynan Jones. 119 pps. (For review in Numero Cinq.)

2. January 4. CNQ #97 (Fall 2016). 64 pps.

1. January 2. The Weather Inside, by Emily Saso. 285 pps.

2016

72. December 26. Piranesi's Figures, by Hannah Calder. 222 pps.

71. December 19. 3arabi Song, by Zeina Hashem Beck. 39 pps.

70. December 15. Rattle magazine, No. 53 (Fall 2016). 101 pps.

69. December 14. The Sympathizer, by Viet Thanh Nguyen. 403 pps.

68. November 28. Harshly Purring, by Michael Knox. 181 pps.

67. November 23. The Society of Experience, by Matt Cahill. 245 pps.

66. November 16. Hamburger, by Daniel Perry. 183 pps.

65. November 8. Observing the Moon, by Sneha Madhavan-Reese. 95 pps.

64. November 7. (reread) The Divine Comedy, by Dante 556 pps. (Trans. Clive James)

63. October 18. Trainspotting, by Irvine Welsh. 349 pps.

62. October 13. The Malahat Review 195. 126 pps.

61. October 9. Players, by John Nyman. 94 pps.

60. October 6. (reread) The Song of Roland. 218 pps.

59. October 2. Rumi and the Red Handbag, by Shawna Lemay. 144 pps.

58. September 28. The Birds and Other Plays, by Aristophanes. 335 pps.

57. September 18. Lysistrata and other Plays, by Aristophanes. 241 pps.

56. September 6. He Wants, by Alison Moore. 187 pps.

55. September 3. Beowulf, translated by Seamus Heaney. 243 pps.

54. September 1. CNQ 96. 64 pps.

53. August 29. The Gloaming, by Melanie Finn. 308 pps. (For review in Numero Cinq.)

52. August 22. Angels and Insects, by A.S. Byatt. 337 pps.

51. August 11. The Malahat Review #194. 110 pps.

50. August 9. Corvus, by Harold Johnson. 277 pps.

49. August 8. Any Old Iron, by Anthony Burgess. 339 pps.

48. July 30. Chasing Utopia: The Future of the Kibbutz in a Divided Israel, by David Leach. 343 pps. (For review in Quill & Quire.)

47. July 25. An Unauthorized Biography of Being, by J.J. Steinfeld. 236 pps.

46. July 18. The Heart Goes Last, by Margaret Atwood. 308 pps.

45. July 13. Metamorphoses, by Ovid. 517 pps.

44. July 8. Introducing Joyce: A Graphic Guide, by David Norris. (Illustrations by Carl Flint.) 176 pps.

43. June 30. The War Against Cliche, by Martin Amis. 506 pps.

42. June 23. PostApoc, by Liz Worth. 184 pps.

41. June 20. The Road, by Cormac McCarthy. 287 pps.

40. June 13. The Children of Men, by P.D. James. 241 pps.

39. June 12. Experience, by Martin Amis. 406 pps.

38. June 3. High-Rise, by J.G. Ballard. 253 pps.

37. May 27. The Wanting Seed, by Anthony Burgess. 285 pps.

36. May 26. CNQ 95. 64 pps.

35. May 24. Prairie Harbour, by Garry Thomas Morse. 160 pps.

34. May 23. The Doctor Is Sick, by Anthony Burgess. 261 pps.

33. May 21. Pnin, by Vladimir Nabokov. 191 pps.

32. May 16. (reread) Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley. 285 pps.

31. May 11. Decline of the Animal Kingdom, by Laura Clarke. 85 pps.

30. May 11. CNQ 94. 64 pps.

29. May 9. Utopia, by Thomas More. 96 pps.

28. May 8. Diversions, by George Murray. 71 pps.

27. May 4. Off-Leash, by Dorothy Mahoney. 79 pps.

26. May 2. The Book of Festus, by John Wall Barger. 110 pps.

25. April 30. The Fat Artist and Other Stories, by Benjamin Hale. 274 pps. (For review in Numero Cinq.)

24. April 27. (reread) The Aeneid, by Virgil. (Trans. Robert Fitzgerald.) 442 pps.

23. April 20. The Malahat Review 193 (Winter 2015). 158 pps.

22. April 19. The Dream of the Celt, by Mario Vargas Llosa. 358 pps.

21. April 18. Agamemnon, by Aeschylus. (Trans. Richard Lattamore.) 90 pps.

20. April 16. Torp, by Michael Mirolla. 306 pps. (For review in Quill and Quire.)

19. April 14. Antigone, by Sophocles (Trans. E.F. Wailing.) 58 pps.

18. April 8. The Bacchae, by Euripides. 96 pps.

17. April 1. Lysistrata, by Aristophanes. (Trans. Alan H. Sommerstein.) 101 pps.

16. March 30. (reread) The Odyssey, by Homer. (trans. Robert Fitzgerald.) 509 pps.

15. March 22. The Rajapaksa Stories, by Koom Kankesan. 179 pps.

14. March 14. The Panic Button, by Koom Kankesan. 115 pps.

13. March 11. The Iliad, by Homer. (trans. Stephen Mitchell.) 529 pps.

12. March 10. Rich and Poor, by Jacob Wren. 181 pps. (For review in Quill and Quire.)

11. March 6. The Old Devils, by Kingsley Amis. 384 pps.

10. February 25. (reread) The Epic of Gilgamesh. 128 pps.

9. February 23. The Sisters Brothers, by Patrick DeWitt. 325 pps.

8. February 17. Tarcardia, by Jonathan Campbell. 247 pps.

7. February 12. [So Much Love, by Rebecca Rosenblum. 266 manuscript pages.]

6. February 8. Safekeeping, by Jessamyn Hope. 371 pps.

5. January 26. Myra Breckinridge, by Gore Vidal 277 pps.

4. January 19, Hedda Gabbler, The Pillars of the Community, and The Wild Duck, by Henrik Ibsen. 368 pps.

3. January 14. The Malahat Review #192. 110 pps.

2. January 12. Bret Easton Ellis and Other Dogs, by Lina Wolff. 297 pps. (For review in Numero Cinq)

1. January 5. Saint Maybe, by Anne Tyler. 363 pps.

2015

59. December 30. The Wet and the Dry: A Drinker's Journey, by Lawrence Osborne. 226 pps.

58. December 25. The Slap, by Christos Tsiolkas. 583 pps.

57. December 16. Madhouses in Heaven, Castles in Hell, by J.J. Steinfeld. 212 pps.

56. December 12. Homage to QWERT YUIOP, by Anthony Burgess. 589 pps.

55. December 7. CNQ (Canadian Notes & Queries) # 93. 80 pps.

54. November 20. Assembling the Morrow: A Poetics of Sleep, by Sandra Huber. 135 pps. (For review in The Puritan.)

53. November 16. Bright Eyed: Insomnia and Its Cultures, by R.M. Vaughan. 129 pps. (For review in The Puritan.)

52. November 13. Sleep, by Nino Ricci. 238 pps. (For review in The Puritan.)

51. November 7. Last Words, by Hugh Graham. 219 pps. (for review in Quill & Quire.)

50. November 1. Martin John, by Anakana Schofield. 322 pps.

49. October 25. Malarky, by Anakana Schofield. 222 pps.

48. October 18. Athens in Rome, Rome in Germany: Nicodemus Frischlin and the Rehabilitation of Aristophanes in the 16th Century, by Patrick Lucky Hadley. 185 pps.

47. October 9. Arvida, by Samuel Archibald. 213 pps. (For review in Numero Cinq.)

46. October 3. Père Goriot, by Honoré de Balzac. 274 pps.

45. September 23. Rue, by Melissa Bull. 103 pps.

44. September 21. Cover Before Striking, by Priscila Uppal. 230 pps.

43. September 16. The Unlimited Dream Company, by J.G. Ballard. 220 pps.

42. September 5. The Bell, by Iris Murdoch. 316 pps.

41. August 21. Our Lady of Steerage, by Steven Mayoff. 254 pps.

40. August 12. Angela Merkel: The Chancellor and Her World, by Stefan Kornelius. (Unfinished - about 36 pages.)

39. August 10. The Year of Magical Thinking, by Joan Didion. 227 pps.

38. August 4. Between You and Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen, by Mary Norris. 228 pps.

37. July 28. Jabbering with Bing Bong, by Kevin Spenst. 87 pps.

36. July 24. Mirrors on Which Dust Has Fallen, by Jeff Bursey. 328 pps. (For review in Numero Cinq)

35. July 17. Enderby's Dark Lady (from the Complete Enderby), by Anthony Burgess. 150 pps.

34. July 13. Kingdom, by Elizabeth Ross. 79 pps.

33. July 12. The Clockwork Testament (or Enderby's End) (from The Complete Enderby), by Anthony Burgess. 100 pps.

32. July 10. Enderby Outside (from The Complete Enderby), by Anthony Burgess. 185 pps.

31. July 6. Mothers and Sons, by Colm Toibin. 310 pps.

30. June 30. The Capacity For Infinite Happiness, by Alexis von Konigslow. 320 pps.

29. June 22. Sum, by Zachariah Wells. 55 pps.

28. June 21. (reread). Inside Mr. Enderby (from The Complete Enderby), by Anthony Burgess. 191 pps.

27. June 15. Echo Soundings: Essays on Poetry and Poetics, by Jeffery Donaldson. 262 pps.

26. June 15. Spiritual Midwifery, by Ina May Gaskin. 479 pps. (For research.)

25. June 10. The Birth Partner: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions. 398 pps. (For research)

24. June 9. [From Up River, and One Night Only, by Brett Josef Grubisic. 308 ms pages.]

23. May 27. Slack Action, by Jeffery Donaldson. 88 pps.

22. May 25. Vanessa and Her Sister, by Priya Parmar. 348 pps.

21. May 16. Makarska, by Jim Bartley. 324 pps. (For review in Quill & Quire.)

20. May 9. CNQ 92 (Spring 2015). 80 pps.

19. May 5. Cocktail Culture, by Mark Kingwell. 228 pps.

18. May 2. Selected Poems, by W.H. Auden. 344 pps.

17. April 20. YAW, by Dani Couture. 57 pps.

16. April 19. Swing in the House and Other Stories, by Anita Anand. 199 pps. (For review in Quill & Quire.)

15. April 14. Selected Words of Anton Chekhov, translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonksy. 492 pps.

14. March 30. (re-read) Word Burials, by J.J. Steinfeld. 250 pps.

13. March 23. Endgame and Act without Words, by Samuel Beckett. 91 pps.

12. March 22. Happy Days, by Samuel Beckett. 64 pps.

11. March 20. Knife Party at the Hotel Europa, by Mark Anthony Jarman. 287 pps. (For review in Canadian Notes & Queries.)

10. March 11. Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant - a Memoir, by Roz Chast. (Comic) 228 pps.

9. March 9. The Mystics of Mile End, by Sigal Samuel. 290 pps. (For review in Quill & Quire.)

8. March 1. (Reread) Middlemarch, by George Eliot. 735 pps.

7. February 8. Identity Dreams and Memory Sounds: Poetry New & Selected, by J.J. Steinfeld. 82 pps.

6. February 5. As If a Raven, by Yvonne Blomer. 87 pps.

5. February 3. Under the Visible Life, by Kim Echlin. 347 pps. (For review in Quill and Quire.)

4. January 26. Coriolanus, by William Shakespeare. (Introduction and appendices by R.B. Parker.) 388 pps.

3. January 17. this Orchard Sound, by John Terpstra. 36 pps.

2. January 16. The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes, by Jonathan Rose. 534 pps.

1. January 2. CNQ #91 (Fall/Winter 2014). 80 pps.

2014

56. December 30. The Stag Head Spoke, by Erina Harris. 91 pps.

55. December 27. Cipher, by John Jantunen. 299 pps.

54. December 22. [Sharps], by Stevie Howell. 87 pps.

53. December 17. Invasive Species, by Claire Caldwell. 69 pps.

52. December 15. The Zone of Interest, by Martin Amis. 306 pps.

51. December 5. The Betrayers, by David Bezmozgis. 225 pps.

50. November 29. The Girl Who Was Saturday Night, by Heather O'Neill. 403 pps.

49. November 17. All Saints, by K.D. Miller. 222 pps.

48. November 6. The Green Hotel, by Jesse Gilmour. 112 pps. (For review in Quill & Quire.)

47. November 4. The Eve of St Venus, by Anthony Burgess. 122 pps.

46. October 30. FreeFall magazine Volume XXIV No. 3 (Fall 2014). 106 pps.

45. October 28. CNQ 90 (Summer 2014). 80 pps.

44. October 20. Four English Comedies, edited by J.M. Morrell. 414 pps.

43. October 9.  Paths of Desire, by Emmanuel Katton (translated by Kathryn Gabinet-Kroo). 175 pps. (For review in Quill and Quire.)

42. October 4. The Walking Tanteek, by Jane Woods. 446 pps.

41. [September 17. The Secrets Men Keep proofs. 178 pps.]

40. September 9. Stowaways, by Ariel Gordon. 95 pps.

39. September 5. Play: Poems about Childhood, the Kid Series: Volume One, edited by Shane Neilson. 81 pps.

38. September 3. The Search for Heinrich Schlögel, by Martha Baillie. 261 pps. (For review in Quill and Quire.)

37. August 26. Sweetland, by Michael Crummey. 322 pps. (For review in Canadian Notes and Queries.)

36. August 16. Leaving Tomorrow, by David Bergen. 277 pps. (For review in The Winnipeg Review.)

35. August 8. The Antigonish Review 177 (Spring 2014). 144 pps.

34. August 2. Look Who's Morphing, by Tom Cho. 126 pps.

33. July 29. Everyone Is CO2, by David James Brock. 63 pps.

32. July 26. All My Puny Sorrows, by Miriam Toews. 321 pps.

31. July 14. How Does a Single Blade of Grass Thank the Sun?, by Doretta Lau. 119 pps.

30. July 9. Prism International, Spring 2014. 85 pps.

29. July 7. Prairie Ostrich, by Tamai Kobayashi. 200 pps.

28. July 1. Sons and Fathers, by Daniel Goodwin. 230 pps. (For review in Quill & Quire)

27. June 25. He'll, by Nathan Dueck. 94 pps.

26. June 23. Anthony Burgess, by Roger Lewis. 470 pps. 

25. June 14. Emberton, by Peter Norman. 295 pps. (For review in The Winnipeg Review.)

24. May 26. The Fiddlehead No. 259, Spring 2014. 119 pps.

23. May 20. CNQ 89 (the Montreal issue). 80 pps.

22. May 17. Career Limiting Moves, by Zachariah Wells. 331 pps.

21. May 8. This Location of Unknown Possibilities, by Brett Josef Grubisic, 342 pps.

20. April 27. More to Keep Us Warm, by Jacob Scheier. 79 pps.

19. April 24. The Age, by Nancy Lee. 281 pps.

18. April 14. David Foster Wallace Ruined My Suicide and Other Stories, by D.D. Miller. 246 pps. (For review in Quill & Quire)

17. April 7. The Strangers' Gallery, by Paul Bowdring. 349 pps. (For review in The Fiddlehead)

16. March 25. The Bear, by Claire Cameron. 221 pps.

15. March 19. Honey for the Bears, by Anthony Burgess. 272 pps.

14. March 11. When Is a Man, by Aaron Shepard, 279 pps. (For review in Quill & Quire.)

13. March 11. From Plato to NATO: The Idea of the West and Its Opponents, by David Gress. 610 pps. (for research)

12. March 3. The Antigonish Review, No. 176 (Winter 2014). 144 pps.

11. February 28. Miracles of Life: Shanghai to Shepperton, by J.G. Ballard. 250 pps. (For possible essay)

10. February 23. The Kindness of Women, by J.G. Ballard. 343 pps. (For possible essay)

9. February 13. Empire of the Sun, by J.G. Ballard. 279 pps. (For possible essay)

8. February 4. Dear Leaves, I Love You All, by Sara Heinonen. 174 pps.

7. February 1. Archive of the Undressed, by Jeanette Lynes. 79 pps.

6. January 29. All the Broken Things, by Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer. 330 pps.

5. January 22. Strip, by Andrew Binks. 281 pps.

4. January 13. Winter Cranes, by Chris Banks. 64 pps.

3. January 11. CNQ 88 (Summer/Fall 2013). 80 pps.

2. January 4. Left for Right, by Glen Downie. 101 pps.

1. January 2. The Art of Sufficient Conclusions, by Sarah Dearing. 222 pps.

2013

64. December 29. Her Red Hair Rises with the Wings of Insects, by Catherine Graham. 57 pps.

63. December 26. Interpreters, by Ron Schafrick. 127 pps.

62. December 21. Unruly Voices: Essays on Democracy, Civility and the Human Imagination, by Mark Kingwell. 272 pps. (for research)

61. December 15. The Fiddlehead No. 257, Fall 2013. 118 pps.

60. December 7. Prisoner of Zion: Muslims, Mormons, and Other Misadventures, by Scott Carrier. 240 pps.

59. November 30. What's the Score? 99 Poems, by David McFadden. 146 pps.

58. November 26. Baffle, by Zachariah Wells. 28 pps.

57. November 25. One Fat Englishman, by Kingsley Amis. 162 pps.

56. November 19. So Much Love, by Rebecca Rosenblum. 180 pps. (manuscript)

55. November 19. (reread) On Liberty, by John Stuart Mill. 141 pps. (for research)

54. November 13. The Desperates, by Greg Kearney. 319 pps. (For review in Quill and Quire.)

53. November 12. (reread) The Social Contract, by Jean-Jacques Rousseau. 139 pps. (for research.)

52. November 6. The New Quarterly 128 (Fall 2013.) 141 pps.

51. November 5. (reread) Foundations of the Metaphysics of Morals, by Immanuel Kant. 115 pps. (for research)

50. October 31. Personals, by Ian Williams. 68 pps.

49. October 29. M/F, by Anthony Burgess. 206 pps.

48. October 25. Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else, by Chrystia Freeland. 330 pps.

47. October 18. The Fiddlehead No. 256. Summer 2013. 181 pps.

46. October 5. Arguments with the Lake, by Tanis Rideout. 70 pps.

45. October 3. The Blue Guitar, by Ann Ireland. 254 pps.

44. September 28. Happy Birthday, Nicanor Parra, by Jim Smith. 98 pps.

43. September 25. Long Shots: The Curious Story of the Four Maritime Teams That Played for the Stanley Cup, by Trevor J. Adams. 148 pps.

42. September 23. The Marquess of Queensberry: Wilde's Nemesis, by Linda Stratmann. 316 pps.

41. September 12. Savage Love, by Douglas Glover. 262 pps.(For review in Canadian Notes & Queries.)

40. September 5. The Last of the Lumbermen, by Brian Fawcett. 285 pps. (For review in Quill and Quire.)

39. August 29. Day of the Oprichnick, by Vladimir Sorokin. 191 pps.

38. August 22. We Others: New and Selected Stories, by Steven Millhauser. 387 pps.

37. August 16. No One Belongs Here More than You, by Miranda July. (audiobook)

36. July 28. Cottonopolis, by Rachel Lebowitz. 117 pps.

35. July 25. Extraordinary, by David Gilmour. 186 pps. (For review in Quill and Quire.)

34. July 21. The Semiconducting Dictionary (Our Strindberg), by Natalee Caple. 111 pps.

33. July 15. Let the Great World Spin, by Colum McCann. 512 pps.

32. July 3. CNQ 87. Spring 2013. 96 pps.

31. June 30. The Woman Upstairs, by Claire Messud. 253 pps.

30. June 25. It's Hard Being Queen: The Dusty Springfield Poems, by Jeanette Lynes. 91 pps.

29. June 24. Whiteout, by George Murray. 64 pps.

28. June 22. Contents of a Mermaid's Purse, by Phoebe Tsang. 62 pps.

27. June 20. A Long Continual Argument: The Selected Poems of John Newlove, edited by Robert McTavish, with an Afterword by Jeff Derksen. 251 pps.

26. June 15. Arguably, by Christopher Hitchens. 788 pps.

25. May 20. Unmapped Dreams: The Charlottetown Stories, by J.J. Steinfeld. 171 pps.

24. May 14. The Hundred Hearts, by William Kowalski. 292 pps. (For review in Quill and Quire.)

23. May 7. Iron-on Constellations, by Emily Pohl-Weary. 54 pps.

22. May 6. Gaspereau Gloriatur - Volume II: Prose, edited by Michael deBeyer, Kate Kennedy and Andrew Steeves. 278 pps.

21. April 28. Waking in the Tree House, by Michael Lithgow. 59 pps.

20. April 25. The King's English: A Guide to Modern Usage, by Kingsley Amis. 270 pps.

19. April 16. Event, 41.1. 102 pps.

18. April 14. Li'l Bastard, by David McGimpsey. 151 pps.

17. April 10. Flip Turn, by Paula Eisenstein. 190 pps.

16. April 4. CNQ 86. Winter 2012/2013. 96 pps.

15. March 30. The Crystal Palace, by Carey Toane. 93 pps.

14. March 27. Grunt of the Minotaur, by Robin Richardson. 80 pps.

13. March 26. Ash Steps, by M. Travis Lane. 85 pps.

12. March 23. Giant, by Aga Maksimowska. 211 pps. (For review in The Antigonish Review.)

11. March 15. Distillery Songs, by Mike Spry. 155 pps.

10. March 11. (reread) Ulysses, by James Joyce - Episode 15: "Circe" to Episode 18: "Penelope", plus endnotes. 572 pps. (For A Time to Re-Joyce.)

9. March 4. Every Little Thing, by Chad Pelley. 271 pps. (For review in Quill and Quire.)

8. February 24. Prism International, Winter 2013. 81 pps.

7. February 21. (reread) Ulysses, by James Joyce - Episode 11: "Sirens" to Episode 14: "Oxen of the Sun." 162 pps.  (For A Time to Re-Joyce.)

6. February 13. Charms Against Lightning, by James Arthur. 64 pps.
5. February 11. (reread) Ulysses, by James Joyce - Jeri Johnson intro to 1922 text and Episode 1: "Telemachus" to Episode 10: "Wandering Rocks". 313 pps. (For A Time to Re-Joyce.)
4. February 3. Under Budapest, by Ailsa Kay. 260 pps. (For review in Quill and Quire.)
3. January 21. What We All Long For, by Dionne Brand. 318 pps.
2. January 15. (reread) The Information, by Martin Amis. 494 pps.(For the Cohabitational Reading Challenge)
1. January 2. PRISM International, Fall 2012. 79 pps.

2012

64. December 26. The Miracles of Ordinary Men, by Amanda Leduc. 319 pps. (For review in Quill and Quire.)

63. December 13. The Testament of Mary, by Colm Toibin. 104 pps.

62. December 11. The Malahat Review, Autumn 2012. 158 pps.

61. December 6. Open Heart Runner, by Gregory Marchand. 199 pps.

60. December 2. The Puritan Compendium I. 160 pps.

59. November 27. The Street of Crocodiles, by Bruno Schultz. 160 pps.

58. November 21. Under the Net, by Iris Murdoch. 253 pps.

57. November 13. Imperfections, by Bradley Somer. 256 pps. (For review in Quill and Quire.)

56. November 9. The Fiddlehead, Summer 2012. 182 pps.

55. November 4. Prism International, Summer 2012. 72 pps.

54. October 31. Wolf Hall, by Hilary Mantel. 651 pps.

53. October 16. CNQ 85. Fall 2012. 96 pps.

52. October 11. The Lava in My Bones, by Barry Webster. 377 pps. (For review in Quill and Quire.)

51. October 2. In This Thin Rain, by Nelson Ball. 77 pps.

50. October 1. Dear Life, by Alice Munro. 319 pps. (For review in Canadian Notes & Queries.)

49. September 17. Floating Life, by Moez Surani. 96 pps.

48. September 15. The Malahat Review, Summer 2012. 110 pps.

47. September 10. The Beggar's Garden, by Michael Christie. 261 pps.

46. September 4. Braco, by Lesleyanne Ryan. 459 pps. (For review in Quill and Quire.)

45. August 25. A Dark Boat, by Patrick Friesen. 119 pps.

44. August 23. Libra, by Don DeLillo. 463 pps.

43. August 14. Prism International, Spring 2012. 85 pps.

42. August 6. Arc 68. Summer 2012. 137 pps.

41. August 3. A Visit from the Goon Squad, by Jennifer Egan. 340 pps.

40. July 29. The Fiddlehead. Spring 2012. 118 pps.

39. July 26. The Malahat Review, Spring 2012. 110 pps.

38. July 24. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, by Jeanette Winterson. 224 pps.

37. July 19. Cocaine Nights, by J.G. Ballard. 329 pps.

36. July 12. Prism International, Winter 2012. 73 pps.

35. July 9. Catalysts:Confrontations with the Muse, by Catherine Owen. 143 pps.

34. July 5. Spoiled Rotten, by Mary Jackman. 229 pps.

33. June 27. Conversations with Anthony Burgess, edited by Earl G. Ingersoll and Mary C. Ingersoll. 190 pps.

32. June 21. More in Anger, by J. Jill Robinson. 237 pps.

31. June 14. The Rise and Fall of Communism, by Archie Brown (unfinished). 274 pps.

30. June 8. Worm: The First Digital World War, by Mark Bowden. (audio book).

29. May 31. DarkMarket: CyberThieves, CyberCops and You, by Misha Glenny. 296 pps.

28. May 26. PRISM International, Fall 2011. 77 pps.

27.May 23. Jailbreaks: 99 Canadian Sonnets, edited by Zachariah Wells. 158 pps.

26. May 20. The Tower of Babble: Sins, Secrets and Successes inside the CBC, by Richard Stursberg. 341 pps. For review in CNQ.

25. May 10. You Exist. Details Follow, by Stuart Ross. 116 pps.

24. May 7. Attack of the Copula Spiders and Other Essays on Writing, by Douglas Glover. 212 pps.

23. May 2. No End in Strangeness: New and Selected Poems, by Bruce Taylor. 119 pps.

22. April 29. Middlesex, by Jeffrey Eugenides. 529 pps.

21. April 16. CNQ 84, Spring 2012. 96 pps.

20. April 11. Whirl Away, by Russell Wangersky. 207 pps.

19. April 3. What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, by Nathan Englander. 207 pps.

18. April 2. Arc 67 (Winter 2012). 133 pps.

17. March 26. Drifting House, by Krys Lee. 210 pps.

16. March 22. Stasiland, by Anna Funder. 288 pps.

15. March 15. The Master, by Colm Toibin.338 pps.

14. March 6. The Stand-In, by David Helwig. 90 pps.

13. March 4. The Fiddlehead No. 250, Winter 2012. 118 pps.

12. February 28. The Warhol Gang, by Peter Darbyshire. 309 pps.

11. February 24. The Malahat Review. No. 177, Winter 2011. 110 pps.

10. February 21. Dancing, with Mirrors, by George Amabile. 185 pps.

9. February 19. Hannus, by Rachel Lebowitz. 170 pps.

8. February 17.Anna Karenin, by Leo Tolstoy. 853 pps.

7. January 24. CNQ - Canadian Notes & Queries No. 83, Summer/Fall 2011. 96 pps.

6. January 21. (unfinished) World Enough, by Lesley Choyce. About 60 pages. Ugh.

5. January 18. Opium Dreams, by Margaret Gibson. 237 pps.

4. January 14. The Fiddlehead No. 249, Autumn 2011. 119 pps.

3. January 10. The Truth About Marie, by Jean-Philippe Toussaint.160 pps.

2.January 6. The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2011, edited by Priscila Uppal. 131 pps.

1. January 3. A Book of Great Worth, by Dave Margoshes. 252 pps. (For review in Quill & Quire.)

2011

64. December 28. Paris Stories, by Mavis Gallant. 378 pps.

63. December 14. Ossuaries, by Dionne Brand. 124 pps.

62. December 12. In Persuasion Nation, by George Saunders. 228 pps.

61. December 6. The Enchanted House, by Beth E. Janzen. 64 pps.

60. December 5. How to Be Well-Versed in Poetry, edited by E.O. Parrott. 270 pps.

59. November 30. Beds in the East, by Anthony Burgess. 219 pps.

58. November 25. The Enemy in the Blanket, by Anthony Burgess. 200 pps.

57. November 21. Time for a Tiger, by Anthony Burgess. 203 pps.

56. November 17. Verbatim, by Jeff Bursey. 294 pps.

55. November 9. A Passage to India, by E.M. Forster. 363 pps.

54. November 1. The Antagonist, by Lynn Coady. 337 pps.

53. October 27. The Perfect Order of Things, by David Gilmour. 222 pps.

52. October 22. A Glass Shard and Memory, by J.J. Steinfeld. 240 pps.

51. October 18. Gunmetal Blue: A Memoir, by Shane Neilson. 198 pps.

50. October 13. Half-Blood Blues, by Esi Edugyan. 309 pps.

49. October 4. Hitting the Charts: Collected Stories, by Leon Rooke. 298 pps.

48. September 27. The Big Dream, by Rebecca Rosenblum. 190 pps.

47. September 25. Larry's Party, by Carol Shields. 339 pps.

46. September 16. Eye Lake, by Tristan Hughes. 179 pps. (For review in Quill & Quire.)

45. September 12. Description of the Blazing World, by Michael Murphy. 234 pps.

44. September 7. (reread) The Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway. 499 pps.

43. August 28. The Return, by Dany Laferriere. 227 pps. (For review in Quill & Quire.)

42. August 23. The Millstone, by Margaret Drabble. 172 pps.

41. August 19. (reread) A Prayer for Owen Meany, by John Iriving. 617 pps. (For the Co-habitational Reading Challenge.)

40. August 17. How Stories Mean, edited by John Metcalf and J.R. (Tim) Struthers. 356 pps.

39. August 6. Snowball, Dragonfly, Jew, by Stuart Ross. 178 pps.

38. August 2. Mongrel, by Marko Sijan. (unfinished) 32 pps.

37. July 31. Measure for Measure, by William Shakespeare. 255 pps.

36. July 26. Dog Eat Rat, by Tom Walmsley, 180 pps.

35. July 23. Guesswork, by Jeffery Donaldson. 78 pps.

34. July 21. Campfire Radio Rhapsody, by Robert Earl Stewart. 95 pps.

33. July 20. The Fry Chronicles, by Stephen Fry. 446 pps.

32. July 13. Empire Falls, by Richard Russo. 483 pps.

31. June 26. The Italian Girl, by Iris Murdoch. 171 pps.

30. June 23. Disarmament, by John Terpstra. 98 pps.

29. June 21. (reread) The Glass Knight, by David Helwig. 190 pps.

28. June 15. The Shadow of the Sun, by A.S. Byatt. 298 pps.

27. June 8. Pigeon, by Karen Solie. 100 pps.

26. June 7. Bullfightng, by Roddy Doyle. 214 pps.

25.June 2. The Terrible Privacy of Maxwell Sim, by Jonathan Coe. 314 pps.

24. May 24. Forms of Devotion, by Diane Schoemperlen. 223 pps.

23. May 20. Invisible Cities, by Italo Calvino. 165 pps.

22. May 17. The Best Short Stories of J.G. Ballard, 302 pps.

21. May 10. A Season in the Life of Emmanuel, by Marie-Claire Blais. 145 pps.

20. May 8. Absurdistan, by Gary Shteyngart. 333 pps.

19. May 2. All the Pretty Horses, by Cormac McCarthy. 302 pps.

18. April 26. Folk, by Jacob McArthur Mooney. 103 pps.

17. April 25. Underground, by Antanas Sileika. 310 pps.

16. April 18. The Rush to Here, by George Murray. 79 pps.

15. April 15. Winter Sport: Poems, by Priscila Uppal. 122 pps.

14. April 13. Find the Words: Writers on Inspiration, Desire, War, Celebrity, Exile, and Breaking the Rules, edited by Jared Bland. 320 pps.

13. March 30. Mordecai: The Life & Times, by Charles Foran. 752 pps.

12. March 14. Bloom, by Michael Lista. 76 pps.

11. March 12. Wonder Boys, by Michael Chabon. 368 pps.

10. March 6. Blue Angel, by Francine Prose. 314 pps.

9. February 28. Becoming a Writer, by Dorothea Brande. 186 pps.

8. February 26. Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter, by Carmen Aguirre 277 pps. (For review in Quill and Quire.)

7. February 18. Ravelstein, by Saul Bellow. 233 pps.

6. February 13. C, by Tom McCarthy. 310 pps.

5. February 5. Remainder, by Tom McCarthy. 308 pps.

4. January 30. Are You Somebody?, by Nuala O'Faolain. 225 pps.

3. January 25. The Finkler Question, by Howard Jacobson 307 pps.

2. January 19. Self-Help, by Lorrie Moore. 163 pps.

1. January 16. Collected Stories, by Frank O'Connor. 715 pps.

2010

65. December 27. You Know Who You Are, by Ian Williams. 80 pps.

64. December 25. The Spy Who Came in from The Cold, by John Le Carre. 240 pps.

63. December 20. Too Much Happiness, by Alice Munro. 303 pps.

62. December 13. Come, Thou Tortoise, by Jessica Grant. 412 pps.

61. December 4. Pope and Her Lady, by Leon Rooke. 98 pps.

60. December 2. Winterkill, by Catherine Graham. 62 pps.

59. December 1. Combat Camera, by A.J. Somerset. 255 pps.

58. November 25. This Cake is for the Party, by Sarah Selecky. 229 pps.

57. November 20. Light Lifting, by Alexander MacLeod. 219 pps.

56. November 16. Reticent Bodies, by Moez Surani. 96 pps.

55. November 15. Clockfire, by Jonathan Ball. 103 pps.

54. November 14. Moody Food, by Ray Robertson. 393 pps.

53. November 6. Sandra Beck, by John Lavery. 261 pps.

52. November 1. Forde Abroad, by John Metcalf. 65 pps.

51. October 31. So I am Glad, by A.L. Kennedy. 282 pps.

50. October 26. The Devil in the White City, by Erik Larson. 447 pps

49. October 16. Netherland, by Joseph O'Neill. 256 pps.

48. October 9, Freedom, by Jonathan Franzen. 562 pps.

47. September 24. Burning House, by Richard Lemm. 123 pps.

46. September 22. Baldur's Song, by David Arnason. 236 pps.

45. September 17. A Splinter in the Heart, by Al Purdy. 259 pps.

44. September 10. The Ballad of Peckham Rye, by Muriel Spark. 143 pps.

43. September 7. The Pianoplayers, by Anthony Burgess. 208 pps.

42. September 1. Hotel du Lac, by Anita Brookner. 184 pps.

41. August 29. Pandora, by Sylvia Fraser, 255 pps.

40. August 23. Back Off Assassin! New and Selected Poems, by Jim Smith. 147 pps.

39. August 20. The Sea, by John Banville. 264 pps.

38. August 14. How to Get There from Here, by Michelle Berry. 149 pps.

37. August 10. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak. 552 pps.

36. July 31. The Year One, by David Helwig. 184 pps.

35. July 26. The Imperfectionists, by Tom Rachman. 272 pps.

34. July 21. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, by Helen Simonson. 358 pps.

33. July 10. Crossing Lines: Poets Who Came to Canada in the Vietnam War Era, edited by Allan Briesmaster and Steven Michael Berzensky. 256 pps.

32. July 6. The Grammar of Distance, by Ian Burgham. 101 pps.

31. July 4. The Reinvention of the Human Hand, by Paul Vermeersch. 78 pps.

30. July 1. My Animal Life, by Maggie Gee. 232 pps.

29. June 23. The Rules of Engagement, by Catherine Bush. 300 pps.

28. June 18. The Architects Are Here, by Michael Winter. 372 pps.

27. June 11. A Kiss is Still a Kiss, by Barry Callaghan. 370 pps.

26. June 5. The Black Prince, by Iris Murdoch. 416 pps.

25. May 26. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, by Laurence Sterne. 625 pps.

24. May 8. (Reread) Century, by Ray Smith. 160 pps.

23. May 3. (Reread) Lord Nelson Tavern, by Ray Smith. 160 pps.

22. April 29. (Reread) Cape Breton is the Thought-Control Centre of Canada, by Ray Smith. 187 pps.

21. April 25. Crash, by J.G. Ballard. 192 pps.

20. April 23. Rob Roy, by Sir Walter Scott. 382 pps.

19. April 13. The Golden Mean, by Annabel Lyon. 284 pps.

18. April 6. Saturday, by Ian McEwan. 281 pps.

17. March 30. Pain-Proof Men, by John Wall Barger. 88 pps.

16. March 28. The Hidden People of North Korea: Everyday Life in the Hermit Kingdom, by Ralph Hassig and Kongdan Oh. 299 pps.

15. March 21. Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea, by Barbara Demick. 314 pps.

14. March 14. (reread for the Retro Reading Challenge) Still Life with Woodpecker, by Tom Robbins. 277 pps.

13. March 8. Everyday Drinking, the Distilled Kingsley Amis. Introduction by Christopher Hitchens. 302 pps.

12. March 2. Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays, by Zadie Smith. 306 pps.

11. February 23. The Night Is a Mouth, by Lisa Foad. 144 pps.

10. February 20. The Waves, by Virginia Woolf. 337 pps.

9. February 13. A Ruckus of Awkward Stacking, by matt robinson. 104 pps.

8. February 12. Badlands, by Robert Kroetsch. 270 pps.

7. February 6. Nothing Like the Sun, by Anthony Burgess. 235 pps.

6. January 31. Bang Crunch, by Neil Smith. 244 pps.

5. January 26. A Scandalous Woman and Other Stories, by Edna O'Brien. 159 pps.

4. January 22. The Case of Lena S., by David Bergen. 286 pps.

3. January 15. Misshapenness, by J.J. Steinfeld. 121 pps.

2. January 12. Vinyl Cafe Unplugged, by Stuart McLean. 280 pps.

1. January 7. The Birth House, by Ami McKay. 387 pps.

2009

68. December 31. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Junot Diaz. 340 pps.

67. December 24. Pause for Breath, by Robyn Sarah. 81 pps.

66. December 23. All My Friends Are Superheroes, by Andrew Kaufman. 111 pps.

65. December 20. Meniscus, by Shane Neilson. 93 pps.

64. December 19. Track & Trace, by Zachariah Wells, decorated by Seth. 69 pps.

63. December 18. One Way, One Heart - Alden Nowlan: A Writer's Life, by Gregory Cook. 367 pps.

62. December 8. The Diviners, by Rick Moody. 567 pps.

61. November 23. Atlantic Canada's 100 Greatest Books, by Trevor J. Adams and Stephen Patrick Clare. 229 pps.

60. November 20. How Fiction Works, by James Wood. 248 pps.

59. November 16. The Amazing Absorbing Boy, by Rabindranath Maharaj. 335 pps. [For review in Quill & Quire.]

58. November 9. The Age of Innocence, by Edith Wharton. 363 pps.

57. November 3. The Quiet American, by Graham Greene. 189 pps.

56. October 28. What Boys Like, by Amy Jones. 223 pps. [For review in Halifax Magazine.]

55. October 24. Glenn Gould, by Mark Kingwell. (Penguin's Extraordinary Canadians series). 249 pps.

54. October 19. Slant Room, by Michael Eden Reynolds. 92 pps.

53. October 18. The Journey Prize 21: Stories, selected by Camilla Gibb, Lee Henderson and Rebecca Rosenblum. 265 pps.

52. October 13. The Laundromat Essay, by Kyle Buckley. 79 pps.

51. October 12. Quickening, by Terry Griggs. 156 pps.

50. October 6. Under the Volcano, by Malcolm Lowry. 416 pps.

49. September 26. Of Love and Other Demons, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. 147 pps.

48. September 22. The Edible Woman, by Margaret Atwood. 319 pps.

47. September 14. Scar Tissue, by Michael Ignatieff. 199 pps.

46. September 9. Galore, by Michael Crummey. 336 pps.

45. September 1. Birds of America, by Lorrie Moore. 291 pps.

44. August 26. My White Planet, by Mark Anthony Jarman. 213 pps.

43. August 23. Salt Physic, by Jacqueline Larson. 77 pps.

42. August 22. The Waterfall, by Margaret Drabble. 238 pps.

41. August 18. Inside Mr. Enderby, by Anthony Burgess. 220 pps.

40. August 14. Dusklands, by J.M. Coetzee. 125 pps.

39. August 10. Money, by Martin Amis. 394 pps.

38. August 2. Crackpot, by Adele Wiseman (unfinished). 101 pps.

37. July 27. How Insensitive, by Russell Smith. 258 pps.

36. July 23. The Glass Knight, by David Helwig. 190 pps.
35. July 19. Runaway, by Alice Munro. 335 pps.
34. July 10. The White Tiger, by Aravind Adiga. 276 pps.
33. July 4. The Withdrawal Method, by Pasha Malla. 321 pps.
32. June 27. Crabwise to the Hounds, by Jeramy Dodds. 71 pps.
31. June 26. Word Burials, by J.J. Steinfeld. 250 pps.
30. June 21. The Fallen, by Stephen Finucan. 204 pps. [For review in Quill & Quire.]
29. June 18. The Cellist of Sarajevo, by Steven Galloway. 261 pps.
28. June 14. The Ministry of Special Cases, by Nathan Englander. 339 pps.
27. June 9. Shut Up He Explained, by John Metcalf. 398 pps.
26. May 31. The Secret Agent, by Joseph Conrad (partial - left it behind at a bar. D'oh!) - about 150 pages.
24 (b). May 28. Babel Tower, by A.S. Byatt. (the rest) 407 pps.
25. May 18. The Good Soldier, by Ford Madox Ford. 278 pps.
24 (a). May 12. Babel Tower, by A.S. Byatt. (partial) 211 pps.
23. May 4. S., a novel in [xxx] dreams, by Lee D. Thompson. 79 pps.
22. May 3. How to Be Alone, by Jonathan Franzen. 306 pps.
21. April 26. Collected Short Stories: Volume 1, by W. Somerset Maugham. 441 pps.
20. April 19. The Razor's Edge, by W. Somerset Maugham. 314 pps.
19. April 9. Short Haul Engine, by Karen Solie. 82 pps.
18. April 8. Once, by Rebecca Rosenblum. 203 pps.
17. April 3. Stet: An Editor's Life, by Diana Athill. 250 pps.
16. March 29. A Strange Relief, by Sonnet L'Abbe. 88 pps.
15. March 28. Martin Sloane, by Michael Redhill. 282 pps.
14. March 22. Lives of the Saints, by Nino Ricci. 238 pps.
13. March 16. is/was, by Jenny Sampirisi. 182 pps. [For review in Broken Pencil.]
12. March 14. Couples, by John Updike. 480 pps.
11. March 4. The Art of the Novel, by Milan Kundera. 165 pps.
10. March 1. Alligator, by Lisa Moore. 309 pps.
9. February 23. The Plot Against America, by Philip Roth. 391 pps.
8. February 17. Fierce, by Hannah Holborn. 230 pps. [Reviewed in The Danforth Review.]
7. February 12. The Book of Negroes, by Lawrence Hill. 486 pps.
6. February 2. The Palm at the End of the Mind: Selected Poems and a Play, by Wallace Stevens, edited by Holly Stevens. 415 pps.
5. January 25. The Cult of Quick Repair, by Dede Crane. 208 pps.
4. January 22. Strike/Slip, by Don McKay. 78 pps.
3. January 21. Flaubert: A Life, by Geoffrey Wall. 413 pps.
2. January 11. Inside, by Kenneth J. Harvey. 282 pps.
1. January 7. Song of Solomon, by Toni Morrison. 341 pps.

2008

61. December 30. Snow, by Orhan Pamuk. 426 pps.
60. December 20. Anything But Hank!, by Rachel Lebowitz and Zachariah Wells, illustrated by Eric Orchard. 50 pps.
59. December 20. The Love of a Good Woman, by Alice Munro. 395 pps.
58. December 13. To Know a Woman, by Amos Oz. 262 pps.
57. December 7. Guerrillas, by V.S. Naipaul. 253 pps.
56. December 1. The Porcupine, by Julian Barnes. 138 pps.
55. November 28. This All Happened, by Michael Winter. 287 pps.
54. November 21. Fresh Girls & Other Stories, by Evelyn Lau. 110 pps.
53. November 19. Great Apes, by Will Self. 404 pps.
52. November 9. The Shadow Boxer, by Steven Heighton. 384 pps.
51. November 1. Night Train, by Martin Amis. 175 pps.
50. October 29. Cockroach, by Rawi Hage. 305 pps.
49. October 22. The Well Mouth, by Philip Salom. 93 pps.
48. October 21. Restlessness, by Aritha Van Herk. 193 pps.
47. October 16. The Brothers Karamazov (Part 4 and Epilogue), by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. 320 pps.
46. October 6. Being Dead, by Jim Crace. 210 pps.
45. October 2. Whale Music, by Paul Quarrington. 213 pps.
44. September 27. The Brothers Karamazov (Part 3), by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. 221 pps.
43. September 18. Famous Last Words, by Timothy Findley. 396 pps.
42. September 8. The Brothers Karamazov (Parts 1 and 2), by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. 392. pps.
41.August 25. A Room With a View, by E.M. Forster. 242 pps.
40. August 18. Candy, by Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg. 224 pps.
39. August 15. The Essential Rilke, selected and translated by Galway Kinnel and Hannah Liebmann. 157 pps.
38. August 12. Lady Chatterley's Lover, by D.H. Lawrence. 299 pps.
37. August 4.You've Had Your Time, by Anthony Burgess. 391 pps.
36. July 24. Pale Fire, by Vladimir Nabokov. 203 pps.
35. July 21. American Pastoral, by Philip Roth. 423 pps.
34. July 10. Repose, by Adam Getty. 83 pps.
33. July 9. Late Nights On Air, by Elizabeth Hay. 363 pps.
32. June 30. The Perilous Trade: Book Publishing in Canada, by Roy MacSkimming. 486 pps.
31. June 18. Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston. 209 pps.
30. June 11. Against The Machine: Being Human in the Age of the Electronic Mob, by Lee Siegal. (unfinished) 101 pps.
29. June 8. The Age of American Unreason, by Susan Jacoby. 376 pps.
28. May 30. Palilalia, by Jeffery Donaldson. 70 pps.
27. May 28. This Is Your Brain on Music, by Daniel J. Levitin. 322 pps.
26. May 22. A Ship Made of Paper, by Scott Spencer. 352 pps.
25. May 11. Revolver, by Kevin Connolly. 82 pps.
24. May 9. Cloud Atlas, by David Mitchell. 509 pps.
23. April 29. An Affection for Precipices, by J.J. Steinfeld. 119 pps.
22. April 26. Would You Hide Me?, by J.J. Steinfeld. 170 pps.
21. April 22. The Story of Bobby O'Malley, by Wayne Johnston. 190 pps.
20. April 18. A Person of Interest, by Susan Choi. 356 pps.
19. April 7. Reconciliation, by Adam Getty. 80 pps.
18. April 6. Speaking in Tongues: PEN Canada Writers in Exile, edited by Maggie Helwig. 116 pps.
17. April 5. The Flush of Victory: Jack Bottomly Among The Virgins, by Ray Smith. 334 pps.
16. March 29. Paradise, by A.L. Kennedy. 344 pps.
15. March 22. Manual For Emigrants, by Fraser Sutherland. 84 pps.
14. March 21. War and Peace (Vol III), by Leo Tolstoy. 322 pps.
13. March 12. Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and For Those Who Want to Write Them, by Francine Prose. 268 pps.
12. March 8. Weimar Germany: Promise and Tragedy, by Eric D. Weitz. 425 pps.
11. February 29. War and Peace (Vol II), by Leo Tolstoy. 329 pps.
10. February 19. Today I Wrote Nothing, by Daniil Kharms. 287 pps.
9. February 15. Selected Poems, by Ezra Pound. 199 pps.
8. February 12. War and Peace (Vol. I), by Leo Tolstoy. 330 pps.
7. February 3. July's People, by Nadine Gordimer. 160 pps.
6. January 31. The Fat Man in History, by Peter Carey. 186 pps.
5. January 25. Saltsea, by David Helwig. 214 pps.
4. January 21. The Song Before It Is Sung, by Justin Cartwright. 276 pps.
3. January 16. The Accidental, by Ali Smith. 306 pps.
2. January 11. Open, by Lisa Moore. 215 pps.
1. January 7. Kafka on the Shore, by Haruki Murakami. 467 pps.

2007

57. December 28. White Lightning, by Justin Cartwright. 248 pps.
56. December 22. Ariel, by Sylvia Plath. 84 pps.
55. December 19. The Stone Bird, by Al Purdy. 109 pps.
54. December 18. The Reluctant Fundamentalist, by Mohsin Hamid. 184 pps.
53. December 16. Three Day Road, by Joseph Boyden. 384 pps.
52. December 6. Lullabies for Little Criminals, by Heather O'Neill. 330 pps.
51. November 29. The Hours, by Michael Cunningham. 226 pps.
50. November 26. Twenty Miles, by Cara Hedley. 202 pps.
49. November 19. The End of the World News, by Anthony Burgess. 389 pps.
48. November 11. The Invention of the World, by Jack Hodgins. 354 pps.
47. November 1. Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures, by Vincent Lam. 337 pps.
46. October 27. Jihad vs McWorld, by Benjamin R. Barber. 389 pps.
45. October 21. October, by Richard B. Wright. 241 pps.
44. October 16. Divisadero, by Michael Ondaatje. 273 pps.
43. October 5. Raymond and Hannah, by Stephen Marche. 207 pps.
42. September 30. Salvage King, Ya!, by Mark Anthony Jarman. 315 pps.
41. September 18. Visiting Mrs. Nabokov, by Martin Amis. 274 pps.
40. September 12. The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, by Milan Kundera. 312 pps.
39. September 3. Living by Fiction, by Annie Dillard. 186 pps.
38. August 28. 19 Knives, by Mark Anthony Jarman. 145 pps.
37. August 26. The Dharma Bums, by Jack Kerouac. 244 pps.
36. August 19. Platform, by Michel Houellebecq. 259 pps.
35. August 14. Doctor Zhivago, Boris Pasternak. 456 pps.
34. August 8. Ethan Frome, by Edith Wharton. 181 pps.
33. July 28. The Outlander, by Gil Adamson. 388 pps.
32. July 19. Up On The Roof, by P.K. Page. 140 pps.
31.July 15. The Hidden Room: Collected Poems, Volume One, by P.K. Page. 233 pps.
30. July 8. My Idea of Fun, by Will Self. 309 pps.
29. June 30. The Yiddish Policemen's Union, by Michael Chabon. 414 pps.
28. June 20. For the Relief of Unbearable Urges, by Nathan Englander. 205 pps.
27. June 16. Natasha, by David Bezmozgis. 147 pps.
26. June 12. Loving Graham Greene, by Gloria Emerson. 176 pps.
25. June 9. Strawberry Fields, by Marina Lewycka. 372 pps.
24. May 26. Disco for the Departed, by Colin Cotterill. 247 pps.
23. May 20. Teacher Man, by Frank McCourt. 258 pps.
22. May 12. Moby-Dick, by Herman Melville. 687 pps.
21. April 30. Ragged Island, by Don Hannah. 354 pps.
20. April 23. The Rainbow, by D.H. Lawrence. 548 pps.
19. April 16. In Transit, by Mavis Gallant. 263 pps.
18. April 9. Wolf Tree, by Alison Calder. 83 pps.
17. April 8. When Alice Lay Down With Peter, by Margaret Sweatman. 459 pps.
16. March 31. Emotional Arithmetic, by Matt Cohen. 201 pps.
15. March 24. There, by Roy Miki. 86 pps.
14. March 23. The Age of Longing, by Richard B. Wright. 218 pps.
13. March 19. The Untouchable, by John Banville. 405 pps.
12. March 11. Web of Deceit: The History of Western Complicity In Iraq, by Barry M. Lando. 369 pps.
11. March 4. Death In Summer, by William Trevor. 214 pps.
10. February 28. Alice Munro: A Double Life, by Catherine Sheldrick Ross. 93 pps.
9. February 26. Crow, by Ted Hughes. 89 pps.
8. February 25. Mercy Among The Children, by David Adams Richards. 417 pps.
7. February 15. The Bell Jar, by Sylvia Plath. 234 pps.
6. February 11. The Streets Of Winter, by Stephen Henighan. 301 pps.
5. February 4. The Time In Between, by David Bergen. 273 pps.
4. January 29. Solomon Gursky Was Here, by Mordecai Richler. 556 pps.
3. January 17. Suite Francaise, by Irene Nemirovsky. 395 pps.
2. January 8. The 101 Most Influential People Who Never Lived, edited by Allan Lazar, Dan Karlan and Jeremy Salter. 317 pps.
1. January 2. Brideshead Revisited, by Evelyn Waugh. 331 pps.

2006

61. December 27. Margaret Laurence - Al Purdy: A Friendship in Letters, edited by John Lennox. 416 pps.
60. December 16. Selected Stories, by John Metcalf. 249 pps.
59. December 11. Under The Greenwood Tree, by Thomas Hardy. 276 pps.
58. December 6. Independence Day, by Richard Ford. 451 pps.
57. November 27. The Sportswriter, by Richard Ford. 375 pps.
56. November 17. Oh! Twenty-seven Stories, by Leon Rooke. 271 pps.
55. November 11. Foucault's Pendulum, by Umberto Eco. 533 pps.
54. November 6. Twenty-one Stories, by Graham Greene. 200 pps.
53. October 31. The Fearsome Particles, by Trevor Cole. 344 pps.
52. October 25. Shenzhen: A Travelogue From China, by Guy Delisle. 148 pps.
51. October 22. The Communist's Daughter, by Dennis Bock. 322 pps.
50. October 15. The Custodian of Paradise, by Wayne Johnston. 510 pps.
49. October 13. Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea, by Guy Delisle. 176 pps.
48. September  28. Where The Light Waits, by Susan Ioannou. 96 pps.
47. September 27. In A Sunburned Country, by Bill Bryson. 304 pps.
46. September 16. Writing Life, edited by Constance Rooke. 450 pps.
45. August 28. Dead Souls, by Nikolai Gogol. 381 pps.
44.August 18. Forms of Captivity and Escape, by J.J. Steinfeld. 172 pps.
43. August 14. Erato, by A.E. King. 181 pps.
42. August 11. Little Wilson and Big God, by Anthony Burgess. 448 pps.
41. July 29. italics, mine, by Charles Crosby. 287 pps.
40. July 25. Lucky Jim, by Kingsley Amis. 251 pps.
39. July 20. Cloudstreet, by Tim Winton. 420 pps.
38. July 10. Mean Boy, by Lynn Coady. 385 pps.
37. July 4. The Biplane Houses, by Les Murray. 90 pps.
36. July 2. The Big Sleep, by Raymond Chandler. 220 pps.
35. June 30 (reread) To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee. 281 pps.
34. June 26. Dead White Males, by David Williamson. 121 pps.
33. June 24. Testing the Silence, by Alvin Pang. 83 pps.
32. June 22. Earthly Powers, by Anthony Burgess. 649 pps.
31. June 5 Mao II, by Don DeLillo. 241 pps.
30. May 31 The Book of Sand and Shakespeare's Memory, by Jorge Luis Borges. 148 pps.
29. May 28. Portney's Complaint, by Philip Roth. 274 pps.
28. May 23. (reread) Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov. 361 pps.
27. May 17. My Life As A Fake, by Peter Carey. 280 pps.
26. May 12. Selected Poems, by Dylan Thomas. 123 pps.
25. May 9. The Fatal Eggs, by Mikhail Bulgakov. 122 pps.
24. May 6. Sense and Sensibility, by Jane Austen. 388 pps.
23. April 29. A Fine Balance, by Rohinton Mistry. 614 pps.
22. April 17. Love in the Time of Cholera, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. 348 pps.
21. April 10. Fear and Trembling, by Amélie Nothomb. 132 pps.
20. April 8. Curious Pursuits, by Margaret Atwood. 401 pps.
19. April 1. The Penelopiad, by Margaret Atwood. 214 pps.
18. March 30. Vernon God Little, by DBC Pierre. 279 pps.
17. March 24. The Music of Chance, by Paul Auster. 217 pps.
16. March 21. How Mumbo Jumbo Conquered the World, by Francis Wheen. 312 pps.
15. March 14. Queer, by William S. Burrows. 122 pps.
14. March 12. Time's Arrow, by Martin Amis. 176 pps.
13. March 9. Understanding Power: The Indispensable Chomsky, edited by Peter R. Mitchell and John Schoeffel. 429 pps.
12. February 26. Scum, by Isaac Bashevis Singer 218 pps.
11. February 22. Making Waves, by Mario Vargas Llosa. 359 pps.
10. February 15. Beatniks, by Toby Litt. 325 pps.
9. February 10. The Polished Hoe, by Austin Clarke. 513 pps.
8. February 2. The Collected Poems of Oscar Wilde. 198 pps.
7. January 30. Latitudes of Melt, by Joan Clark. 374 pps.
6. January 22. All That Matters, by Wayson Choy. 423 pps.
5. January 15. Eats, Shoots and Leaves, by Lynne Truss. 204 pps.
4. January 12. Black Snow, by Mikhail Bulgakov. 171 pps.
3. January 10. The Clockwork Testament, by Anthony Burgess. 123 pps.
2. January 7. A Long Way Down, by Nick Hornby. 257 pps.
1. January 2. Othello, by William Shakespeare. 220 pps.

2005

68. December 29.Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, by Roddy Doyle. 282 pps.
67. December 22. A Murky Business, by Honore de Balzac. 223 pps.
66. December 17. Plays: 2, by Maxim Gorky. 297 pps.
65. December 12. Voyage in the Dark, by Jean Rhys. 159 pps.
64. December 7. The Tropic Of Cancer, by Henry Miller. 318 pps.
63. December 2. The Polysyllabic Spree, by Nick Hornby. 140 pps.
62. November 30. Rosencrantz and Gildenstern Are Dead, by Tom Stoppard. 118 pps.
61. November 28. Keep the Aspidistra Flying, by George Orwell. 285 pps.
60. November 23. On Beauty, by Zadie Smith. 446 pps.
59. November 15. Howard's End, by E.M. Forster. 461 pps.
58. November 8 The Garden Party and Other Stories, by Katherine Mansfield. 180 pps.
57. November 2. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, by Jonathan Safran Foer. 326 pps.
56. October 27. The Hooligan Nights, by Clarence Rook. 202 pps.
55. October 24. Electric Light, by Seamus Heaney. 81 pps.
54. October 21. The Collapse of Globalism, by John Raulston Saul. 300 pps.
53. October 15. Collected Poems, by James MacAuley. 362 pps.
52. October 11. Elizabeth Costello, by J.M. Coetzee. 230 pps.
51. October 6. Dirt Music, by Tim Winton. 461 pps.
50. September 28 Waiting for Godot, by Samuel Beckett. 87 pps.
49. September 27. The Long Night of White Chickens, by Francisco Goldman. 450 pps.
48. September 19. The Seven Sisters, by Margaret Drabble. 307 pps.
47. September 13. Completely Unexpected Tales, by Roald Dahl. 405 pps.
46. September 5. King, Queen, Knave, by Vladimir Nabokov. 280 pps.
45. August 31. White Figure, White Ground, by Hugh Hood. 246 pps.
44. August 27. Lost Girls, by Andrew Pyper. 452 pps.
43. August 13. Monkey Beach, by Eden Robinson. 377 pps.
42. August 6. Elle, by Douglas Glover. 205 pps.
41. August 2. White Stone: The Alice Poems, by Stephanie Bolster. 73 pps.
40. July 31. Kafka: A Biography. by Ronald Hayman. (partial) 139 pps.
39. July 26. The Time of Their Lives, by Wayne Johnston. 194 pps.
38. July 20. A Complicated Kindness, by Miriam Toews. 246 pps.
37. July 16. The Englishman's Boy, by Guy Vanderhague. 333 pps.
36. July 11. When Words Deny The World: The Reshaping of Canadian Literature, by Stephen Henighan. 211 pps.
35. July 7. Safety of War, by Rob Benvie. 339 pps.
34. June 30. Scoop, by Evelyn Waugh. 222 pps.
33. June 27. The Progress of Love, by Alice Munro. 421 pps.
32. June 20. Selected Poems, by Alden Nolan. 192 pps.
31. June 17. Barometer Rising, by Hugh MacLellan. 235 pps.
30. June 12. Century, by Ray Smith. 160 pps.
29. June 10. Dancing at the Club Holocaust, by J.J. Steinfeld. 281 pps.
28. June 2. Our Hero in the Cradle of Confederation, by J.J. Steinfeld. 192 pps.
27. May 31. Great Canadian Short Stories, Alec Lucas (ed.) 355 pps.
26. May 25. A Choice of Enemies, by Mordecai Richler. 217 pps.
25. May 21. Selected Poems, by Irving Layton. 132 pps.
24. May 18. Unsettled, by Zachariah Wells. 108 pps.
23. May 17. The Pocket Book of O. Henry Short Stories, by O. Henry. 251 pps.
22. May 12. A Portrait of a Lady, by Henry James. 517 pps.
21. May 2. Possession, by A.S. Byant. 555 pps.
20. April 23. Mrs Dalloway, by Virginia Wolff. 223 pps.
19. April 19. Lord Jim, by Joseph Conrad. 307 pps.
18. April 13. Dressing Up For The Carnival, by Carol Shields. 249 pps.
17. April 10. In The Skin Of a Lion, by Michael Ondaatje. 244pps.
16. April 6. The Foreign Student, by Susan Choi. 325 pps.
15. April 1. Pilgrim, By Timothy Finley. 534 pps.
14. March 24. When We Were Orphans, by Kazuo Ishiguro. 368 pps.
13. March 20. (reread) 1984, by George Orwell. 267 pps.
12. March 16. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, by William L. Shirer. 1497 pps.
11. February 18. Such is My Beloved, by Morley Callaghan. 144 pps.
10. February 15. Broke Back Mountain, by Annie Proulx. 58 pps.
9. February 14. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley. 285 pps.
8. February 11. A Moral Reckoning: The Role of the Catholic Church in the Holocaust and Its Unfulfilled Duty of Repair, by Daniel Jonah Goldhagen. 423 pps.
7. February 3. Into Thin Air, by Jon Krakhauer. 374 pps.
6. January 30. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, by Carson McCullers. 359 pps.
5. January 24. Doctor Brodie's Report, by Jorge Luis Borges. 154 pps.
4. January 22. The White Guard, by Mikhail Bulgakov. 288 pps.
3. January 17. Stanley Park, by Timothy Tailor. 424 pps.
2. January 9. In Love & Trouble, by Alice Walker. 138 pps.
1. January 6. Clara Callan, by Richard B. Wright. 415 pps.


2004

(Because I'm an idiot, I forgot to keep track of the dates in which I completed these books in 2004. Nonetheless, this is a comprehensive log of what I did read during the year.)

68. When Fox is a Thousand, by Larissa Lai. 260 pps.
67. The Impressionist, by Hari Kunzru. 465 pps.
66. The Road Along The Shore, by Kathleen Winter. 115 pps.
65. Some Great Thing, by Lawrence Hill. 240 pps.
64. Amsterdam, by Ian MacEwan. 178 pps.
63. The Temple On Monday, by Tom Crawford. 92 pps.
62. To Everything There Is A Season, by Alistair MacLeod. 47 pps.
61. A People's History of The United States of America, by Howard Zinn. 688 pps.
60. The Long Goodbye, by Raymond Chandler. 379 pps.
59. The Rebel Angels, by Robertson Davies. 326 pps.
58. Wuthering Heights, by Emily Brontë. 269 pps.
57. A Bend In The River, by V.S. Naipaul. 278 pps.
56. The God of Small Things, by Arundhati Roy. 321 pps.
55. Running With Scissors, by Augusten Burroughs. 315 pps.
54. The Commitments, by Roddy Doyle. 165 pps.
53. In Search of J.D, Salinger, by Ian Hamilton. 212 pps.
52. Tender is The Night, by F. Scott Fitzgerald. 352 pps.
51. The Cheese Monkeys, by Chip Kidd. 274 pps.
50. Nana, by Emile Zola. 440 pps.
49. Jude The Obscure, by Thomas Hardy. 470 pps.
48. The Master and Margarita, by Mikhail Bulgakov. 415 pps.
47. The Chomsky Reader, edited by James Peck. (unfinished) 200 pps.
46. The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norton Juster. 255 pps.
45. The Human Stain, by Phillip Roth. 361 pps.
44. The Culture of Terrorism, by Noam Chomsky. 263 pps.
43. Jazz, by Toni Morrison. 229 pps.
42. Animal Farm, by George Orwell. (reread) 139 pps.
41. Classic Australian Short Stories, collected by Maggie Pinkney . 287 pps.
40. Storm Glass, by Jane Urquhart. 167 pps.
39. Other People, by Martin Amis. 224 pps.
38. Praise, by Andrew McGahan. 224 pps.
37. Shadow Box, by Antonia Logue. 308 pps.
36. The Favourite Game, by Leonard Cohen. 245 pps.
35. The Voyage Out, by Virginia Woolf. 467 pps.
34. North Korea: Another Country, by Bruce Cumings. 207 pps.
33. Notes From The Underground, by Fyodor Dostoyeski. 91 pps.
32. The Satanic Verses, by Salman Rushdie. 561 pps.
31. Four Quartets, by T.S. Eliot. (reread) 59 pps.
30. The World According To Garp, by John Irving. 609 pps.
29. The Heights of Macchu Picchu, by Pablo Neruda. 71 pps.
28. Herzog, by Saul Bellow. 416 pps.
27. The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood. 402 pps.
26. Poets In Person: A Listener's Guide, edited by Joseph Parisi. 264 pps.
25. Down and Out In Paris and London, by George Orwell. 190 pps.
24. No New Land, by M.G. Vassanji. 208 pps.
23. Disgrace, by J.M. Coetzee. 220 pps.
22. Reading Lolita in Tehran, by Azar Nafisi. 347 pps.
21. Under the Influence: The Literature of Addiction, edited by Rebecca Shannonhouse. 300 pps.
20. The Aquariums of Pyongyang, by Kang Chol-Hwan and Pierre Rigoulot. 238 pps.
19. Peyton Place, by Grace Metalious. 441 pps.
18. Moses, Man of The Mountain, by Zora Neale Hurston 310 pps.
17. Ignorance, by Mulan Kundera. 195 pps.
16. Demian, by Herman Hesse. 158 pps.
15. Kicking Against The Pricks, John Metcalf. 216 pps.
14. The Siberians, by Farley Mowat. 360 pps.
13. King's(mere), by Nathan Dueck. 69 pps.
12. The Temptations of Big Bear, by Rudy Wiebe. 404 pps.
11. Unless, by Carol Shields. 320 pps.
10. Spadework, by Timothy Findley. 520 pps.
9. Hey Nostradamus, by Douglas Coupland. 244 pps.
8. Kit's Law, by Donna Morrissey. 385 pps.
7. The Many Colored Coat, by Morley Callaghan. 318 pps.
6. More Poems for People, by Milton Acorn. 111 pps.
5. Victory Meat, edited by Lynn Coady. 193 pps.
4. How To Be Good, by Nick Hornby. 305 pps.
3. Iron Weed, By William Kennedy. 227 pps.
2. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, by Michael Chabon. 636 pps.
1. Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain. (reread) 336 pps.

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