26 books: round-up

Here's the list of what I read this year: January Underworld by Don DeLillo

February Freakonomics by Steven D Levitt and Stephen J Dubner The Plot Against America by Philip Roth

March A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

April The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov Set in Darkness by Ian Rankin

May The Dumas Club by Arturo Perez-Reverte The Fatal Eggs by Mikhail Bulgakov

June Q by Luther Blissett One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

July The Falls by Ian Rankin How to Score by Ken Bray The End of Faith by Sam Harris

August Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson The Oxford Murders by Guillermo Martinez Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

September Hard Revolution by George Pelecanos

October White Jazz by James Ellroy The Neon Rain by James Lee Burke Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John Le Carre

November The Honourable Schoolboy by John Le Carre Smiley's People by John Le Carre

December Tailgating, Sacks and Salary Caps by Mark Yost The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins Complicity by Iain Banks

And a few quick stats:

  • The books are listed in the month I finished them, not when I started them
  • All of the books were written by men. Not sure what that means.
  • Five of the books were non-fiction
  • Six of the books were translations
  • Two of the books were published this year, four in 2005, three in 2004, one in 2003, one in 2001 and one in 2000
  • Five of the books were published in the 90s, one in the 80s, three in 70s, three in the 60s and one in the 1920s