• Number9Dream, David Mitchell
  • The Harmony Silk Factory, Tash Aw
  • The Calligrapher’s Daughter, Eugenia Kim
  • My Name is Sei Shonagon, Jan Blensdorf
  • Sea of Poppies, Amitav Ghosh
  • Running in the Family, Michael Ondaatje (re-read 17/9/2012)
  • The Glass Room, Simon Mawer
  • Portraits in Fiction, A S Byatt
  • Everything is Illuminated, Jon Safraan Foer


  • The History of Love, Nicole Krauss
  • Chronicles of a Death Foretold, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • So Vast the Prison, Assia Djebar
  • The Tiger’s Wife, Tea Obreht
  • A Pale View of Hills, Kazuo Ishiguro

(September 2011 – June 2012: a year in China, where WordPress is banned, and where English books aren’t necessarily hard to obtain, but would have been expensive/hard to carry back home!)


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