Books (2016)

2016

Jan

Goodbye Tsugimi by Banana Yoshimoto
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Philosopher’s Madness by Chan Li Shan
The Housekeeper + The Professor by Yoko Ogawa (9 January)
Piercing by Ryu Murakami; translated by Ralph McCarthy (13 January)
The Lake by Banana Yoshimoto; translated by Michael Emmerich, 2 rereads (15-19 January)
Eighth Day by Mitsuyo Kakuta; translated by Margaret Mitsutani (23 January)
A Quiet Life by Kenzaburō Ōe; translated by Kunioki Yanagishita and William Wetherall (25 January)

Feb

A Personal Matter by Kenzaburō Ōe; translated by John Nathan (2 Feb)
Some Prefer Nettles by Junichirō Tanizaki; translated by Edward G. Seidensticker (17 Feb)
Strange Weather in Tokyo by Hiromi Kawakami; translated by Allison Markin Powell (22 Feb)
Thousand Cranes by Yasunari Kawabata; translated by Edward G. Seidensticker (27 Feb)

March

A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L’Engle; translated by Ellen Raskin (1 March)
The Key by Junichiro Tanizaki; translated by Howard Hibbett (4 March)
Memories of my Melocholy Whores by Gabriel García Márquez; translated by Edith Grossman (5 March)
Five Star Billionaire by Tash Aw (10 March)
Boy In The Twilight: Stories of The Hidden China by Yu Hua; translated by Allan H. Barr (16 March)

(reading trickled to almost a stop due to workload here…)

April

Hardboiled and Hard Luck, Banana Yoshimoto; translated by Michael Emmerich (17 Apr)
In Time, Out of Place by You Jin; translated by Shelly Bryant (20 Apr)
Flight. Volume One / edited by Kazu Kibuishi
Flight. Volume Two / edited by Kazu Kibuishi
Flight. Volume Three / edited by Kazu Kibuishi
Monsters, Miracles and Mayonnaise / Drewscape
Flight. Volume Four / edited by Kazu Kibuishi
Flight. Volume Six / edited by Kazu Kibuishi

May

Lolita by Vladimir Nabakov (3 May)
The Kite Runner (Graphic Novel) / Khaled Hosseini; illustrated by Fabio Celoni and Mirka Andolfo (5 May)
Sleepwalk and Other Stories by Adrian Tomine (7 May)
The Seventh Day by Yu Hua; translated by Allan H. Barr (9 May)
Killing and Dying by Adrian Tomine (10 May)
Liquid City. Volume One / edited by Sonny Liew (11 May)
Liquid City. Volume Three / edited by Sonny Liew (11 May)
The drawing club : mastering the art of drawing characters from life by Bob Kato
The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye by Sonny Liew
The Changeling by Kenzaburō Ōe; translated by Debokrah Boliver Boehm (24 May)
Sylvia Plath: Drawings by Frieda Hughes
Amrita by Banana Yoshimoto; translated by Russell F Wasden (28 May)

June

Podcasts:
On Being: Margaret Wertheim — The Grandeur and Limits of Science
Creative Mornings: 17 Mike Monteiro
The Author’s Voice: New Fictions from The New Yorker | Charles Yu Reads “Fable”
On Being: Brené Brown — The Courage to Be Vulnerable

July

Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto—reread
The Museum of Innocence by Orhan Pumuk; translated by Maureen Freely (31 July)

Podcasts:
On Being: Pico Iyer — The Art of Stillness
On Being: Eckhard Tolle — The Power of Now
TEDTalks: 3 reasons why we can win the fight against poverty
The New Yorker: Politics and More | Sony Kapoor on Brexit
On Being: David Whyte — The Conversational Nature of Reality
TEDTalks: The secret to effective nonviolent resistance | Jamila Raqib
TEDTalks: What can we learn from shortcuts? | Tom Hulme
TEDTalks: Why I keep speaking up, even when people mock my accent | Safwat Saleem

August

My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante; translated by Ann Goldstein (3 Aug)
The Women Who Got Away by John Updike (6 Aug)
Asleep by Banana Yoshimoto; translated by Michael Emmerich (8 Aug)
Madame Bovary: provincial ways by Gustave Flaubert; translated with notes by Lydia Davis
Death And The Penguin by Audrey Kurkov; translated by George Bird (18 Aug) + !!!!
Penguin Lost by Audrey Kurkov; translated by George Bird (22 Aug)
A Matter of Death And Life by Audrey Kurkov; translated by George Bird (24 Aug)
Of Love And Other Demons by Gabriel García Márquez; translated by Edith Grossman (31 Aug)

Podcasts:
TEDTalks: Who are you, really? The puzzle of personality | Brian Little
TEDTalks: The beauty of being a misfit | Lidia Uuknavitch
TEDTalks: A highly scientific taxonomy of haters | Nigin Farsad

September

Conversations with Gabriel García Márquez, edited by Gene Bell-Villada (2 Sept)
The Vegetarian by Han Kang; translated by Deborah Smith (30 Sept)

October

The Lost Daughter by Elena Ferrante; translated by Ann Goldstein (1 Oct)
Child of Darkness by Furui Yoshikichi; translated by Donna George Storey (7 Oct)
My Struggle (Book 1) by Karl Ove Knausgaard; translated by Don Bartlett (14 Oct)

November

The Successor by Ismail Kadare; translated by David Bellos (13 Nov)
Marcovaldo by Italo Calvino; translated by William Weaver (14 Nov)

December

Not necessarily to completion:
MetaMaus by Art Spiegelman
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery; translated by Katherine Woods
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery; translated by Richard Howard
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery; translated by Testot-Ferry
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery; translated by T.V. Cuffe
Is That a Fish In Your Ear by David Bellos
Why Translation Matters by Edith Grossman

Podcasts:
On Being: Jean Berko Gleason — Unfolding Language, Unfolding Life
On Being: James Doty — The Magic Shop of the Brain
On Being: Krista Tippet — The Mystery and Art of Living [Unedited]

In progress

We by Yevgeny Zamyatin; translated by Clarence Brown
Red Sorghum by Mo Yan; translated by Howard Goldblatt
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez; translated by Gregory Rabassa

Academic:
The Translation Studies Reader; edited by Lawrence Venuti
The Translator’s Invisibility: A History of Translation by Lawrence Venuti

Stalled 
Crime And Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky; translated by Oliver Ready
The Book of Laughter and Forgetting by Milan Kundera; translated by Aaron Asher
These foolish things & other stories / Yeo Wei Wei
Union : 15 years of Drunken Boat, 50 years of writing from Singapore / edited by Alvin Pang & Ravi Shankar.

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The Ways of Seeing, John Berger
How To Be A Graphic Designer Without Losing Your Soul

 

 

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