Friday, 6 July 2012

Suggestions from Friends

Like most people who love to read, I always get suggestions from friends about their favourite books. I know I weill never be able to read all the great suggestions. There are just too many of them. I do want to share those titles with you, though, books that I would love to read if ever I find the time.
I will add more in the future and take those away that I read. Please, add any suggestions you might have as a comment. Thank you.

Andonovski, Venko/Андоновски, Венко "Navel of the world" (Macedonian: Папокот на светот/Papokot na svetot) - 2001 - Macedonia
Angelou, Maya "Hallelujah! The Welcome Table: A Lifetime of Memories With Recipes" - 2004
Andrau, Marianne "Les Mains du Manchot" - 1989 - France
Armah, Ayi Kwei "Two Thousand Seasons" - 1973 - Ghana
Atkinson, Kate "Behind the Scenes at the Museum" - 1995
Atwood, Margaret "In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination" - 2011 (non-fiction)
Baker, Ginger "Hellraiser" - 2009 (biography)
Bareau, Nicolas "The Ingrediants of Love" - 2010
Bartlett, Allison Hoover "The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective and a World of Literary Obsession" - 2009 (non-fiction)
Barnes, Valerie "A Foreign Affair. A Passionate Life in Four Languages" - 2004
Bryce Courtenay, Arthur "The Potato Factory"  - 1995 - Australia
Bryce Courtenay, Arthur "The Power of One" - 1989 - South Africa
Burgess, Anthony "A Clockwork Orange" - 1962
Cameron, James "Point of Departure" - 1967 (autobiography)
Carson, Rachel "Silent Spring" - 1962 (non-fiction)
Clapton, Eric "Eric Clapton. The Autobiography" - 2007 (autobiography)
Coady, Roxanne; Johannessen, Joy "The Book that changed my life: Discover the Must-read Books That Transformed 65 Remarkable Authors" - 2006 (non-fiction)
Coates, Ta-Nehisi "Between the World and Me" - 2015 (non-fiction)
Coe, Jonathan, "The Rain Before It Falls" - 2007
Coelho, Paulo "The Pilgrimage" (Portuguese: O Diário de Um Mago) – 1987
Coetzee, J. M. "The Life and Times of Michael K." 1983
Conway, Jill Ker "The Road from Coorain" - 1989 - Australia
David, Jim "You'll be swell" - 2012 (biography)
Diamant, Anita "The Red Tent" - 1997
Dubus III, Andre "House of Sand and Fog" - 1999
Erdrich, Louise "Plague of Doves" - 2009
Erdrich, Louise "The Painted Drum" - 2005
Faber, Michel "The Crimson Petal and the White" - 2002
Facey, A.B. “A Fortunate Life” - 1981
Franklin, Miles "My Brilliant Career" - 1901 - Australia
Frazier, Ian "Travels in Siberia" - 2010 (non-fiction)
Gaskell, Elizabeth "North and South" - 1855
Goudge, Elizabeth "Green Dolphin Street"
Gray, Charlotte "Reluctant Genius: Alexander Graham Bell and the Passion for Invention" - 2006 (non-fiction)
Harden, Blaine "Escape fro Camp 14. One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West" - 2012 (non-fiction)
Harris, Robert "Fatherland" - 1992
Hay, Elizabeth "A Student of Weather" - 2000
Hegi, Ursula "The Vision of Emma Blau" - 2000
Hegi, Ursula "Floating in My Mother's Palm" -  1990
Hegi, Ursula "The Worst Thing I've Done" - 2007
Helprin, Mark "A Soldier of the Great War" - 1991
Hesse, Hermann "The Glass Bead Game" (German: Das Glasperlenspiel) - 1931-43 - Germany
Hill, Lawrence "The Book of Negroes/Someone Knows My Name" - 2007
Hochschild, Arlie Russell "Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right" - 2016 (non-fiction)
Isaacson, Walter "Steve Jobs" - 2011 (biography)
Jakes, John "North and South. Trilogy" - 1982-87
Kanon, Joseph "Istanbul Passage" - 2012
Kim, Eugenia "The Calligrapher's Daughter" - 2009
Kundera, Milan "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" (Czech: Nesnesitelná lehkost bytí) - 1984 - Czech Republic
Lahiri, Jhumpa "Interpreter of Maladies" - 1999
Lamb, Christina "House of Stone: The True Story of a Family Divided in War-torn Zimbabwe" - 2006
Landers, Brian "Empires Apart. A History of American and Russian Imperialism" - 2010 (non-fiction)
Lenz, Siegfried "The German Lesson" (German: Deutschstunde) - 1968 - Germany
Lindsay, Joan "Picnic at Hanging Rock" - 1967 - Australia
Linna, Väinö "The Unknown Solder" (Finnish: Tuntematon sotilas) - 1954 -
Liss, David "The Coffee Trader" - 2003
Maalouf, Amin "Ports of Call" (French: Les Échelles du Levant) - 1996
Malouf, David "Fly Away, Peter" - 1982 - Australia
Mahfouz, Naguib "The Cairo Trilogy: Palace Walk, Palace of Desire, Sugar Street" – 2001
Mangunwijay, Y.B. "The Weaverbirds" (Indonesian: Burung-Burung Manyar) - 1981 - Indonesia
Mansfeld, Katherine "Collected Stories" - 1945 - New Zealand
Marshall, Alan "I Can Jump Puddles" - 1955 - Australia (non-fiction)
McCulloch, Colleen "The Thorn Birds" - 1077 - Australia
McKinley, Tamara "Matilda's Last Waltz" - 1999
Michener, James A. "The Covenant" - 1980
Mitchell, David "Cloud Atlas" - 2004
Naipaul, V.S. "The Mimic Men" - 1967
Narayan, R. K. "Mahābhārata" - 1972
Oates, Joyce Carol "The Journal of Joyce Carol Oates 1973-1982" - 2007 (autobiography)
Okrent, Arika "In the Land of Invented Languages" - 2009 (non-fiction)
Ottolenghi, Yotam and Tammi, Sami "Jerusalem" - 2012 (non-fiction)
Owen, Mark "No easy day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama bin Laden" - 2012 (memoir)
Patchett, Ann "State of Wonder" - 2011
Philbrick, Nathaniel "Mayflower. A Story of Courage, Community, and War." - 2006 (non-fiction)
Pool, Daniel "What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew: From Fox Hunting to Whist: the Facts of Daily Life in Nineteenth-Century England" - 1994 (non-fiction)
Powers, Kevin "The Yellow Birds" - 2012
Rawícz, Sławomir "The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom" - 1956 (non-fiction)
Rushdie, Salman "Midnight’s Children" - 1981
Savery, Henry "Quintus Servinton: A Tale Founded Upon Incidents of Real Occurrence" - 1831 - Australia
Şafak, Elif "The Bastard of Istanbul" - 2006
Sasson, Jean "Daughters of Arabia"

Seal, Mark "Man in the Rockefeller Suit, The: The Astonishing Rise and Spectacular Fall of a Serial Impostor" - 2011 (non-fiction)
See, Lisa "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan" - 2005
Shah, Saira "The Storyteller’s Daughter" - 2003
Sperber, Manès "Like a Tear in the Ocean" (German: Wie eine Träne im Ozean) - 1961 Austria
Smith, Dodie "I Capture the Castle" - 1948
Steinbeck, John "Travels with Charley: In Search of America" - 1962"
Strelecky, John P. "The Why are you here Café : A New Way of Finding Meaning in Your Life and Your Work" - 2006 (non-fiction)
Theoharis, Jeanne" The Rebellious Life of Mrs Rosa Parks"
Tomasi di Lampedusa, Giuseppe "The Leopard" (Italian: Il gattopardo) - 1958 - Italy
Twain, Mark "A Tramp Abroad" - 1980
Tyler, Anne "The Beginner's Goodbye" - 2012 - USA
Ulin, David L. "The Lost Art of Reading.: Why Books Matter in a Distracted Time" - 2010 (non-fiction)
Uris, Leon "The Trinity" - 1976
Verghese, Abraham "Cutting for Stone" - 2009
Verhulst, Dimitri "De helaasheid der dingen" (Dutch: The Misfortunates) - 2006 - Belgium
Wallis, Velma "Two Old Women: An Alaskan Legend of Betrayal, Courage and Survival' - 1993
Walpole, Horace "The Castle of Otranto: A Gothic Story" - 1764
Watson, S.J. "Before I Go to Sleep" - 2011
White, Patrick "The Tree of Man" Nobel Prize Winner
Wilkerson, Isabel "The Warmth of Other Suns"
Xinran "Miss Chopsticks" - 2007 - China
Zuckoff, Mitchell "Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II" - 2011 (non-fiction)

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