• Swann’s Way, Marcel Proust
  • War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy *
  • The Golden Lotus (Jin Ping Mei)


  • The Satanic Verses, Salman Rushdie
  • The Garlic Ballads, Mo Yan
  • Snow, Orhan Pamuk
  • The Finkler Question, Howard Jacobson


  • A Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaled Hosseini
  • The English Patient, Michael Ondaatje
  • Red Poppies, Alai
  • Surprised by Joy, C. S. Lewis


  • The Orphan Master’s Son, Adam Johnson
  • The Cinnamon Peeler’s Wife, Michael Ondaatje
  • Dawn Blossoms Plucked at Dusk, Lu Xun


  • In a Grove (藪の中), Ryūnosuke Akutagawa
  • Complete Works of Oscar Wilde, The – Oscar Wilde
  • Mao, Jung Chang
  • Luminaries, The – Eleanor Catton
  • Black Flower, Kim Young Ha
  • Forsyte Saga, The – John Galsworthy

December to-read list

  • Temple of the Golden Pavilion, The – Yukio Mishima
  • Three-Cornered World, The – Natsume Soseki
  • Ulysses, James Joyce
  • Odyssey, Homer
  • On China, Henry Kissinger

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