Yearly Reading: Akylina

2020:

1. The Snow Merchant by Sam Gayton ***
2. A Winter Book [tr. Silvester Mazzarella, David McDuff and Kingsley Hart] by Tove Jansson ****
3. Somehow, Crystal [tr. Christopher Smith] by Yasuo Tanaka **** – review
4. The Honjin Murders [tr. Louise Heal Kawai] by Seishi Yokomizo ***
5. プラチナエンド 1 by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata ****
6. The Sheltering Rain [tr. Jim Hubbert] by Ryo Hanmura **** – review
7. 日本人の知らない日本語 volume 1 by Umino Nagiko *****
8. The Summer of Madness by Alexander Raphael
9. The Makioka Sisters [tr. Edward Seidensticker] by Tanizaki Jun’nichiro *****
10. Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey ***
11. The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden ****
12. Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho ****
13. Ghosts [tr. James McFarlane] by Henrik Ibsen ***
14. Milena, Milena, Ecstatic [tr. Deborah Smith] by Bae Suah ***
15. Leaf by Niggle by J.R.R. Tolkien ***
16. Demons [tr. Mattho Mandersloot] by Kang Hwagil ****
17. ハリー・ポッターと賢者の石 by J.K. Rowling [audiobook] ****
18. Sword [tr. Marina Sofia] by Bogdan Teodorescu **** – review
19. Confiteor [tr. in Greek by Evriviadis Sofos] by Jaume Cabré *****
20. 河童 by 芥川龍之介 [audiobook] ***
21. The Girl and the Stars by Mark Lawrence ***
22. The Terracota Bride by Zen Cho ***
23. Monstress #25 by Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda ****
24. Vampiric: Tales of Blood and Roses from Japan ****
25. The Cat and the City by Nick Bradley *** – review
26. The Mitaines Gang by Loïc Clément ****
27. The Tea Dragon Tapestry by Katie O’Neill *****
28. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie ****
29. The Majesties by Tiffany Tsao **** – review
30. The Killings at Kingfisher Hill by Sophie Hannah ****
31. The Elephant Vanishes [tr. Jay Rubin] by Haruki Murakami ***
32. Hometown Tales: Glasgow by Kirsty Logan and Paul McQuade ****
33. Ellery Queen’s Japanese Detective Stories from Japan’s Greatest Crime & Mystery Writers ****
34. The Test by Sylvain Neuvel ***
35. Silver in the Wood by Emily Tesh ****
36. Thornyhold by Mary Stewart ****
37. The Yogini [tr. Arunava Sinha] by Sangeeta Bandyopadhyay **
38. SHAMAN KING レッドクリムゾン Volume 2 by Hiroyuki Takei ***
39. The Good Son [tr. in Greek by Amalia Tzioti] by You-Jeong Jeong ****
40. Language by Xiaolu Guo ***
41. Fever Dream [tr. in Greek by Efi Giannopoulou] by Samanta Schweblin ***
42. Breasts and Eggs [tr. Sam Bett & David Boyd] by Mieko Kawakami ****
43. And The Ocean Was Our Sky by Patrick Ness & illustrations by Rovina Cai **
44. The Fall [tr. in Greek by Niki Karakitsou-Douge] by Albert Camus ***
45. Σώσε Με by Δημήτρης Σίμος ****
46. The Mystery of Henri Pick [tr. Sam Taylor] by David Foenkinos ****
47. The Perfect World of Miwako Sumida by Clarissa Goenawan ***
48. Legend of the Master [tr. Reiko Seri & Doc Kane] by Atsushi Nakajima ****
49. Who We’re Reading When We’re Reading Murakami by David Karashima ****
50. Five Preludes & A Fugue [tr. Emily Yae Won] by Cheon Heerahn ****
51. ビブリア古書堂の事件手帖 〜栞子さんと奇妙な客人たち〜 by 三上 延 ****
52. Like Water And Other Stories by Olga Zilberbourg ****
53. 君の名は。volume 1 by 新海誠 ***
54. In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom by Yeonmi Park ****
55. Where the Wild Ladies Are [tr. Polly Barton] by Aoko Matsuda ****
56. Books of Blood 1 by Clive Barker ***
57. Earthlings by Sayaka Murata ***
58. A Phantom Lover by Vernon Lee (pseudonym of Violet Paget) ****
59. 極主夫道 volume 1 by おおのこうすけ ****
60. If I Had Your Face by Francis Cha ****
61. Η Σκιά by Βαγγέλης Γιαννίσης ****
62. The Muse by Jessie Burton ****
63. The Haunting of Tram Car 015 by P. Djèlí Clark ****
64. Stand-In Companion [tr. Raj Mahtani] by Kazufumi Shiraishi ****
65. Tokyo Performance by Roger Pulvers ****
66. The Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell ****
67. Tomie by Junji Ito ***
68. A Christmas Railway Mystery by Edward Marston ***
69. There’s No Such Thing as an Easy Job [tr. Polly Barton] by Kikuko Tsumura
70. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Vol. 4 by Hayao Miyazaki ***

2019:

1. Masks by Enchi Fumiko [tr. Juliet Winters Carpenter] ***** – review
2. Ghostwritten by David Mitchell ***
3. The Plotters by Un-Su Kim [tr. Sora Kim-Russell] ****
4. The Dark Fantastic: Race and the Imagination from Harry Potter to the Hunger Games by Ebony Elizabeth Thomas ****
5. Monstress #18 by Marjorie M. Liu and Sana Takeda ****
6. Monstress #19 by Marjorie M. Liu and Sana Takeda ****
7. 世界は終わらない by Masuda Miri ****
8. Binti by Nnedi Okorafor **
9. The Year of Blue Water by Yanyi ***
10. The Forest of Whool and Steel by Natsu Miyashita [tr. Philip Gabriel] ****
11. A Midsummer’s Equation by Keigo Higashino [tr. Alexander O. Smith] ***
12. Three Japanese Short Stories by Akutagawa & Others [tr. Jay Rubin] ****
13. Blissful Land, Volume 1 by Ichimon Izumi [tr. Christine Dashiell] ****
14. Till September Petronella by Jean Rhys ***
15. Vicious by V. E. Schwab ***
16. Uncanny Magazine Issue 26 ***
17. Οι Τέσσερις Μάγισσες by Μάγδα Ασημακοπούλου ****
18. Murder in the Crooked House by Sōji Shimada [tr. Louise Heal Kawai] ***
19. Blood Sisters by Kim Yideum [tr. Ji yoon Lee] ***
20. Monstress #20 by Marjorie M. Liu and Sana Takeda ****
21. Tokyo Ueno Station by Miri Yū [tr. Morgan Giles] **** – thoughts
22. Monstress #21 by Marjorie M. Liu and Sana Takeda ****
23. Otaku Blue #1, Tokyo Underground by Richard Marazano and Malo Kerfriden ****
24. The Gloaming by Kirsty Logan ****
25. Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys ****
26. The Book of Tokyo edited by Michael Emmerich ****
27. Accommodations by Wioletta Greg [tr. Jennifer Croft] ***
28. Monstress #22 by Marjorie M. Liu and Sana Takeda ****
29. Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life by Hector Garcia Puigcerver and Francesc Miralles [tr. Heather Cleary] *
30. The Ladybird Book of Dating by Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris ***
31. Men Explain Things to Me and Other Essays by Rebecca Solnit ***
32. The Tropic of Serpents by Marie Brennan ****
33. Ο κίτρινος φάκελλος, Τόμος Α’ by M. Karagatsis **** – thoughts
34. O κίτρινος φάκελλος, Τόμος Β’ by M. Karagatsis **** – thoughts
35. Η γυναίκα του Ίσνταλ by Vagelis Giannisis ****
36. Γάτα στον κήπο by Αλίκη Στελλάτου ***
37. Ascender #1 by Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen ****
38. Monstress #23 by Marjorie M. Liu and Sana Takeda ****
39. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman ***** – thoughts
40. The Happy Reader – Issue 13 ****
41. The Memory Police by Yōko Ogawa [tr. Stephen Snyder] ****
42. The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa [tr. Philip Gabriel] **** – re-read
43. A Beginner’s Guide to Japan: Observations and Provocations by Pico Iyer ***
44. Monstress #24 by Marjorie M. Liu and Sana Takeda ****
45. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov [tr. Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky] **** – thoughts
46. The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill ****
47. Sōseki: Modern Japan’s Greatest Novelist by John Nathan **** – thoughts
48. Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker and Wendy Xu ***
49. The Scapegoat by Daphne du Maurier ***
50. Heartstopper: Volume One by Alice Oseman ****
51. The Smoke Thieves by Sally Green ****
52. Το δέμα by Sebastian Fitzek [tr. Δέσποινα Κανελλοπούλου, Original German title: Das Paket] ****
53. Negotiating with the Dead by Margeret Atwood ****
54. ‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King ***
55. The Black Lizard and Beast in the Shadows by Edogawa Rampo [tr. Ian Hughes] – review
56. The Mystery of Three Quarters by Sophie Hannah ****
57. The Aosawa Murders by Riku Onda [tr. Alison Watts] **** – review
58. Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life by Ruth Franklin **** – thoughts
59. So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson **
60. Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman ***
61. The Five Wonders of the Danube by Zoran Živković [tr. Alice Copple-Tošić] **** – review
62. Highfire by Eoin Colfer *** – review
63. The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding by Agatha Christie ****
64. Apparitions: Ghosts of Old Edo by Miyuki Miyabe [tr. Daniel Huddleston] ***** – thoughts
65. The Tender Narrator. Nobel Lecture by Olga Tokarczuk [tr. Jennifer Croft and Antonia Lloyd-Jones] ****

2018:

1. Time Killers: Short Story Collection by Kazue Kato *****
2. The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur ***
3. Pachinko by Min Jin Lee ***** – review
4. Love by Hanne Ørstavik [tr. Martin Aitken] ***
5. The Lost Path by Amélie Fléchais ****
6. The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas by Ursula K. Le Guin ****
7. Late in the Day: Poems 2010–2014 by Ursula K. Le Guin ***
8. Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb ****
9. The Lime Tree by César Aira [tr. Chris Andrews] ***
10. The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night by Jen Campbell ***
11. Daubigny’s Garden by Bruno De Roover and Luc Cromheecke **
12. Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card, Vol. 1 by CLAMP ****
13. The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert **
14. Cult X by Fuminori Nakamura [tr. Kalau Almony] ****
15. The Good Immigrant edited by Nikesh Shukla ***
16. The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie ***
17. The Nakano Thrift Shop by Hiromi Kawakami [tr. Allison Markin Powell] ****
18. Miss Emily by Nuala O’Connor ***
19. Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami ***
20. Territory of Light by Yūko Tsushima [tr. Geraldine Harcourt] ****
21. Such Small Hands by Andrés Barba ***
22. Το Κήτος by Ούρσουλα Φωσκόλου ****
23. The Eye by Vladimir Nabokov ****
24. The Missing Girl by Shirley Jackson ****
25. Lullaby by Leïla Slimani [tr. Sam Taylor] ****
26. The Duke in His Domain by Truman Capote ***
27. Sky Song by Abi Elphinstone ****
28. Rain by W. Somerset Maugham ***
29. Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata [tr. Ginny Tapley Takemori] ****
30. Sour Apple by Jerzy Szyłak and Joanna Karpowicz ***
31. Old Magic by Marianne Curley ***
32. Έχουνε όλοι κακούς σκοπούς by Hilda Papadimitriou ***
33. The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley ****
34. Το τέλος της πείνας by Λίνα Ρόκου ****
35. Bitter Orange by Claire Fuller ***
36. When I Was a Wolf: Outlaw Takes on Fables and Fairy Tales by Shuji Terayama [tr. Elizabeth L. Armstrong] **** – review
37. A Biography of a Chance Miracle by Tanja Maljartschuk [tr. Zenia Tompkins] **** – review
38. Η χαμένη αναγνώστρια by Fabio Stassi [tr. Δήμητρα Δότση] *****
39. Speculative Japan 4: Pearls for Mia and Other Tales **** – review
40. The Lady Killer by Masako Togawa [tr. Simon Grove] ****
41. The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker ***
42. Ponies by Kij Johnson **
43. The Black Tides of Heaven by J.Y. Yang ****
44. The Red Threads of Fortune by J.Y. Yang ***
45. Once Upon a Time in the North by Philip Pullman ***
46. Waiting on a Bright Moon by J.Y. Yang ****
47. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch ****
48. Monstress #13 by Marjorie M. Liu and Sana Takeda ****
49. Monstress #14 by Marjorie M. Liu and Sana Takeda *****
50. Monstress #15 by Marjorie M. Liu and Sana Takeda ****
51. Monstress #16 by Marjorie M. Liu and Sana Takeda ****
52. Monstress #17 by Marjorie M. Liu and Sana Takeda ****

2017:

1. Ρόσνα και… Μοζαμέλ by Χριστίνα Φραγκεσκάκη ***
2. Batman: Noël by Lee Bermejo and Jim Lee *****
3. World Trigger Volume 1 by Daisuke Ashihara ***
4. World Trigger Volume 2 by Daisuke Ashihara ***
5. The Literary Fantastic: From Gothic to Postmodernism by Neil Cornwell ****
6. The Sandman by E.T.A. Hoffmann ****
7. The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ***
8. The Anxiety of Influence: A Theory of Poetry by Harold Bloom ***
9. Tangled Hair: Selcted Tanka from Midaregami by Yosano Akiko ****
10. The Rise of the Novel: Studies on Defoe, Richardson and Fielding by Ian P. Watt ***
11. Ten Nights’ Dreams by Natsume Soseki ***
12. World Trigger Volume 3 by Daisuke Ashihara ***
13. World Trigger Volume 4 by Daisuke Ashihara ***
14. The Fantastic in Modern Japanese Literature: The Subversion of Modernity by Susan Napier *****
15. Kappa by Ryunosuke Akutagawa ***
16. Monstress issue 9 by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda ***
17. Sarrasine by Honoré de Balzac ****
18. In Praise of Shadows by Junichiro Tanizaki ****
19. S/Z by Roland Barthes ***
20. Monstress issue 10 by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda ****
21. Howards End is on the Landing: A Year of Reading from Home by Susan Hill ***
22. The Sigh by Marjane Satrapi ***
23. Hell Screen, Cogwheels and A Fool’s Life by Ryunosuke Akutagawa *****
24. 20th Century Boys Volume 2 by Naoki Urasawa ****
25. 20th Century Boys Volume 3 by Naoki Urasawa ***
26. The Fantastic: A Structural Approach to a Literary Genre by Tzvetan Todorov ****
27. The Second Bakery Attack by Haruki Murakami ***
28. Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids by Kenzaburo Oe ***
29. Escape from the Wasteland: Romanticism and Realism in the Fiction of Mishima Yukio and Oe Kenzaburo by Susan Napier ****
30. Kamisama 2011 by Hiromi Kawakami ***
31. 20th Century Boys Volume 4 by Naoki Urasawa ****
32. Peter and Alice by John Logan *****
33. Monstress issue 11 by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda *****
34. 20th Century Boys Volume 5 by Naoki Urasawa ***
35. Fantasy and Mimesis: Responses to Reality in Western Literature by Kathryn Hume ****
36. The Stone Gods by Jeanette Winterson ****
37. 20th Century Boys Volume 6 by Naoki Urasawa ***
38. 20th Century Boys Volume 7 by Naoki Urasawa ****
39. Alienation by Richard Schacht ***
40. The Tent by Margaret Atwood **
41. White is for Wicthing by Helen Oyeyemi ***
42. The Mystery of Artistic Creation by Stefan Zweig ***
43. Lady Mechanika: La Dama de la Muerte issue 1 by Joe Benitez ***
44. The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Liu *****
45. Μ. Καραγάτσης: Ο Συγγραφέας και τα Λογοτεχνικά Προσωπεία by Νένα Κοκκινάκη ****
46. Rabbit Back Literature Society by Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen ****
47. The Blue Fox by Sjón ***
48. Monstress issue 12 by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda ***
49. The Woman in the Dunes by Abe Kobo ****
50. 5 Modern Japanese Novelists by Donald Keene ****
51. The Happy Reader issue 9 ****
52. Moshi Moshi by Banana Yoshimoto ****
53. Buchmendel and The Invisible Collection by Stefan Zweig ****
54. Closed Casket by Sophie Hannah ***
55. Chess by Stefan Zweig ****
56. The Lottery by Shirley Jackson ****
57. Travels in the Scriptorium by Paul Auster ***
58. Lady Mechanika: La Dama de la Muerte issue 2 by Joe Benitez ***
59. Lady Mechanika: La Dama de la Muerte issue 3 by Joe Benitez ***
60. The Means of Escape by Penelope Fitzgerald ****
61. Attributed to the Harrow Painter by Nick Twemlow **
62. Nimona by Noelle Stevenson ****
63. Strangers by Taichi Yamada ***
64. White Robes by David Kudler ***
65. The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction by Neil Gaiman ***
66. Hero Volume 1 by Yoshitaka Amano ***
67. The Little Red Wolf by Amélie Fléchais ****
68. Record of a Night Too Brief by Hiromi Kawakami *** – review
69. Ms Ice Sandwich by Mieko Kawakami **** – review
70. The Lie Tree by Francis Hardinge **** – review
71. Disney Manga: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas by Jun Asuka *** – review
72. Red as Blood and White as Bone by Theodora Goss ****
73. Saga Volume 4 by Brian K. Vaughan ***
74. Saga Volume 5 by Brian K. Vaughan ****
75. The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro **** – review
76. No Time to Spare by Ursuka K. Le Guin **** – review
77. Daughter of Necessity by Marie Brennan ***
78. Letter from an Unknown Woman by Stefan Zweig ****
79. The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden ****
80. Ο Χορός των Νεκρών by Βαγγέλης Γιαννίσης ****
81. A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen ****
82. Hortense and the Shadow by Natalia O’Hara *****
83. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart ****
84. The Travelling Companion by Ian Rankin ***
85. カノジョは嘘を愛しすぎてる1 by 青木琴美 ***
86. The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa ****
87. Memoirs of a Pollar Bear by Yoko Tawada ***** – review
88. The Master Key by Masako Togawa **** – review
89. Harry Potter: A History of Magic ***
90. The Happy Reader issue 10 ***
91. Hercule Poirot’s Christmas by Agatha Christie ***
92. Cat Person by Kristen Roupenian **
93. Mr. Salary by Sally Rooney ****
94. Uncommon Type: Some Stories by Tom Hanks **** – review
95. The Devil’s Disciple by Shiro Hamao ***
96. Christmas with Dull People by Saki **
97. Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur ****
98. My Twentieth Century Evening and Other Small Breakthroughs: The Nobel Lecture by Kazuo Ishiguro *****
99. The Wilfull Princess and the Piebald Prince by Robin Hobb ****

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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