Yearly Reading: Akylina

2016:

1. Sister by Rosamund Lupton ****
2. Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind Volume 1 by Hayao Miyazaki ****
3. The Whole by Contemplation of a Single Bone: Poems by Nancy K Pearson ****
4. The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton ****
5. Saga Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughan ****
6. Kokoro by Natsume Soseki *****
7. Goblin Market by Christina Rossetti ****
8. Saga Volume 2 by Brian K. Vaughan ****
9. I Believe in Unicorns by Michael Morpurgo ***
10. Angelarium: Book of Emanations by Magnetic Press Inc. ***
11. The Doll-Master and Other Tales of Terror by Joyce Carol Oates ** – thoughts
12. Myth & Magic: The Art of John Howe by John Howe *****
13. Maurice, or, The Fisher’s Cot by Mary Shelley *** – thoughts
14. The Egg by Andy Weir ***
15. The Thief by Ruth Rendell **
16. The Hunting Gun by Yasushi Inoue ****
17. The Nightingales Are Drunk by Hafez ***
18. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel ***
19. Hinges Volume 1 by Meredith McClaren *** – thoughts
20. Για μια χούφτα βινύλια by Χίλντα Παπαδημητρίου ****
21. Hinges Volume 2 by Meredith McClaren *** – thoughts
22. Black Philology by Pablo de Santis ***
23. The Wicked + the Divine Volume 1 by Kieron Gillen ***
24. The Happy Reader Issue 5 ****
25. The House by Leland Bardwell **** – thoughts
26. Πως η λογοτεχνία σου αλλάζει τη ζωή (How literature can change your life) by Δημήτρης Στεφανάκης ***
27. Lady Mechanika Volume 1: The Mystery of the Mechanical Corpse by Joe Benitez ****
28. Three Tang Dynasty Poets by Penguin Little Black Classics ***
29. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (re-read) *****
30. A Cup of Salt Tears (short story) by Isabel Yap ***
31. Salvation of a Saint by Higashino Keigo ****
32. The Clockwork Soldier (short story) by Ken Liu ****
33. The Whole Story and Other Stories by Ali Smith ***
34. House (poem) by Neil Gaiman ***
35. The Ballad of Oisín in Tir na nÓg by Michéal Ó Coimín **** – thoughts
36. Clockwork Fairies (short story) by Cat Rambo ****
37. Lady Mechanika Volume 2: The Tablet of Destinies by Joe Benitez ****
38. Wrath of the Khans by Dan Carlin ****
39. The Closet of Savage Mementos by Nuala Ní Chonchúir **** – thoughts
40. The Fade Out Issue 1 by Ed Brubaker ***
41. Risuko: A Kunoichi Tale by David Kudler ***
42. Myth and Meaning by Claude Levi-Strauss ***
43. Midnight Hour (short story) by Mary Robinette Kowal ****
44. Native: Dispatches from an Israeli-Palestinian Life by Sayed Kashua *** – thoughts
45. The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch *****
46. Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf *****
47. The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an IKEA Wardrobe by Romain Puértolas ***
48. Book by John Agard ****
49. The Clocks by Agatha Christie ****

 

2015:

1. The Monogram Murders by Sophie Hannah **** – thoughts
2. The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains by Neil Gaiman **** – thoughts
3. The Guest Cat by Takashi Hiraide *** – thoughts
4. The Functional Analysis of English by Thomas Bloor ***
5. Syntax: A Generative Introduction by Andrew Carnie **
6. Revenge by Yoko Ogawa *****
7. Good Omens (BBC Radio 4 adaptation) by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman **** – thoughts
8. Ariel by Sylvia Plath ****
9. The Tantramar Revisited by Charles G.D. Roberts ***
10. An Anthology of Canadian Literature in English by Russell Brown ****
11. The Cuckoo Clock by Mrs. Molesworth **** – thoughts
12. In The Winter of Cities by Tennessee Williams **** – thoughts
13. Translating Identities on Stage and Screen: Pragmatic Perspectives and Discoursal Tendencies by Maria Sidiropoulou ***
14. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman **** – thoughts
15. Murder in the Cathedral by T.S. Eliot *** – thoughts
16. Victorian Fairy Tales edited by Michael Newton **** – thoughts
17. Things Half in Shadow by Alan Finn *** – thoughts
18. In Search of Lost Dragons by Élian Black’mor **** – thoughts
19. Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood ****
20. Knight of the White Hart by Kathryn Marlowe ** – thoughts
21. Dubliners by James Joyce **** – thoughts
22. Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot ****
23. Lips Too Chilled by Matsuo Basho ***** – thoughts
24. The Stove-Junker by S.K. Kalsi *** – thoughts
25. The Unicorn by Iris Murdoch *** – thoughts
26. The Judge’s House by Bram Stoker **** – thoughts
27. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde ***** – thoughts
28. The Ballad of Reading Gaol by Oscar Wilde *** – thoughts
29. The Mark-2 Wife by William Trevor *** – thoughts
30. The Summer Visitor by William Trevor ***
31. The Twelve by Stuart Neville ***
32. The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami ***
33. Salad Anniversary by Machi Tawara *****
34. Γράμμα από την Αλάσκα by Σώτη Τριανταφύλλου ***
35. Let’s Eat Ramen and Other Doujinshi Short Stories by Nagumo ***
36. A Little History of Literature by John Sutherland ****
37. Το Παν Είναι Η Συγκίνηση by Μαρίκα Λάμπρου ****
38. The Beautifull Cassandra by Jane Austen ***
39. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente *****
40. The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett ***
41. A Cup of Sake Beneath the Cherry Trees by Kenko *****
42. The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman ****
43. Δεν Είναι Από Σύμπτωση by Ryoko Sekiguchi ****

2014:

1. For the Love of Books – Françoize Boucher ****
2. Inuyasha volume 31 – Rumiko Takahashi ***
3. Takasebune – Ogai Mori ****
4. Kew Gardens – Virginia Woolf ***
5. Saigo no Ikku – Ogai Mori ****
6. Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator – Roald Dahl **
7. Batman: Hush volume 1 – Jeph Loeb ****
8. Inuyasha volume 32 – Rumiko Takahashi ***
9. The Day the Saucers Came – Neil Gaiman *****
10. Inuyasha volume 33 – Rumiko Takahashi ***
11. Batman: Hush volume 2 – Jeph Loeb *****
12. The Metamorphosis – Franz Kafka **
13. The Sandman: The Dream Hunters – Neil Gaiman & P. Craig Russell *****
14. Botchan – Natsume Soseki ***
15. Attack on Titan volume 1 – Hajime Isayama ***
16. The Little Mermaid – Hans Christian Andersen ****
17. The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern *****
18. Sir Orfeo – Unknown ****
19. Attack on Titan volume 2 – Hajime Isayama ***
20. The Thing in the Forest – A.S. Byatt ****
21. Le Lai de Lanval – Marie de France ****
22. The Tale of Sir Thopas – Geoffrey Chaucer ***
23. Attack on Titan volume 3 – Hajime Isayama ***
24. Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson ****
25. Fables volume 1 – Bill Willingham ****
26. A Midsummer Night’s Dream – William Shakespeare ****
27. The Fairies in Tradition and Literature – Katharine Mary Briggs ****
28. La Belle Dame Sans Merci – John Keats ***
29. Time’s Arrow – Martin Amis ****
30. The Gunslinger – Stephen King **
31. Sailor Moon volume 1 – Naoko Takeuchi ****
32. Palm-of-the-Hand Stories – Yasunari Kawabata *****
33. Japan/China: A Journal of Two Voyages to the Far East – Nikos Kazantzakis *****
34. A Village After Dark – Kazuo Ishiguro ****
35. The Skriker – Caryl Churchill ***
36. Samsa in Love – Haruki Murakami ***
37. City Deep – Jeremy Dyson ***
38. Beauty and the Beast – Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont ****
39. Waterland – Graham Swift ****
40. Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Truman Capote ****
41. Do You Love Me? – Peter Carey ***
42. Kristu-Du – Peter Carey **
43. Cat’s Cradle – Kurt Vonnegut **
44. What I Talk About When I Talk About Running – Haruki Murakami *****
45. Printemps – Bruno Schulz ***
46. Boneshaker – Cherie Priest ***
47. Writings from Japan – Lafcadio Hearn *****
48. A Storm of Swords: Steel and Snow – George R.R. Martin ****
49. Sailor Moon volume 2 – Naoko Takeuchi ****
50. Nihonjin no Shiranai Nihongo – Takayuki Tomita *****
51. The Hunchback of Notre-Dame – Victor Hugo ***
52. The Boy Who Drew Cats and Other Stories – Lafcadio Hearn ****
53. The Book of Tea – Kakuzo Okakura ***** – thoughts
54. Dumbledore’s Army Reunites at Quidditch World Cup Final – J.K. Rowling ***
55. M Is For Magic – Neil Gaiman ****
56. Hell Screen – Ryunosuke Akutagawa ****
57. The Ocean at the End of the Lane – Neil Gaiman ****
58. In Praise of Shadows – Junichiro Tanizaki ***
59. Batman: Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader? – Neil Gaiman & Andy Kubert **** – thoughts
60. Selected Short Stories – Virginia Woolf **** thoughts
61. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Ransom Riggs ***
62. Cathleen Ni Houlihan – W.B. Yeats *** – thoughts
63. The Penelopiad – Margaret Atwood **** – thoughts
64. The Lost Island (excerpts) – E. Pauline Johnson ***
65. Roughing It In The Bush (excerpts) – Susanna Moodie ***
66. The Backwoods of Canada (excerpts) – Catharine Parr Traill ***
67. Selected Poems – Emily Bronte *****
68. Between The Acts – Virginia Woolf ****
69. The Complete Poems – Emily Bronte *****
70. Varieties of Exile (short story) – Mavis Gallant ****
71. My Heart Is Broken (short story) – Mavis Gallant ***
72. When We Were Nearly Young (short story) – Mavis Gallant ***
73. About Geneva (short story) – Mavis Gallant **
74. The Progress of Love (short story) – Alice Munro ****
75. The Dutchman – Amiri Baraka ***
76. The Birds and Other Stories – Daphne Du Maurier ****
77. Translations – Brian Friel ***
78. Happy Days – Samuel Beckett **
79. Queenie – Alice Munro ****
80. Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier *****
81. The Age of Lead (short story) – Margaret Atwood ****
82. Top Girls – Caryl Churchill ***
83. 1Q84 (Book 1) – Haruki Murakami ****
84. Margaret Atwood: Visions and Forms – Kathryn VanSpanckeren ***
85. Yokohama Days, Kyoto Nights – Andrew Parkin ***
86. Inheritance – Christopher Paolini ****
87. The Tales of Beedle the Bard – J.K. Rowling ***** (re-read)
88. WarCraft: The Sunwell Trilogy vol.1: Dragon Hunt – Richard A. Knaak and Kim Jae-Hwan
89. Brian Friel and Ireland’s Drama – Richard Pine ***
90. Brian Friel: Making History, Dancing at Lughnasa, Philadelphia Here I Come, and Translations – Nesta Jones ***
91. Brian Friel: A Casebook – William Kerwin ***
92. As Birds Bring Forth The Sun (short story) – Alistair MacLeod *****
93. The Cinnamon Peeler: Selected Poems – Michael Ondaatje ***
94. A Coyote Columbus Story – Thomas King ****
95. The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger **

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