307 books so far…

Updated 10 April 2019

As I read books, I stop every few chapters and write about them before I forget too much. Most of the books I read, but not all, are novels. As I finish each one either I archive it according to when it was first published (fiction) or not (non-fiction). The full list is in the right-hand panel, or under Menu in the phone app.

The name is taken from Philip K Dick’s short story We Can Remember It For You Wholesale, later adapted for the cinema in Paul Verhoeven’s Total Recall. At the centre of the story is the unreliability of memory. And, in the case of Verhoven’s movie, graphic violence.

What I’m reading now:
In Search of Lost Time 1: Swann’s Way – Marcel Proust (on hold)
Don Quixote—Miguel de Cervantes
Lincoln in the Bardo—George Saunders

Recently finished:
The Book of Dust 1: La Belle Sauvage—Philip Pullman
Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead—Olga Tokarczuk
A Christmas Carol—Charles Dickens
We Have Always Lived in the Castle—Shirley Jackson
Milkman—Anna Burns
Mrs Dalloway—Virginia Woolf
Lanny—Max Porter

Best recent read:
Milkman—Anna Burns

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