Reading 2011-16

2016
Charles Allen: Ashoka (reviewed here)
Max and Linda Ciampoli: Churchill’s Secret Agent
Mason Currey: Daily Rituals
John Dougill: Japan’s World Heritage Sites
Linda Egenes and Kumuda Reddy: The Ramayana
Michael Erard: Babel No More
Elena Ferrante: My Brilliant Friend (reviewed here)
Marianne Fritz: The Weight of Things
Natalie Goldberg: The True Secret of Writing
Robert van Gulik: The Phantom of the Temple
Dashiell Hammett: The Maltese Falcon
Dashiell Hammett: The Thin Man
Grant Hardy: Great Minds of the Eastern Intellectual Tradition
David Helvarg: The Golden Shore (reviewed here)
Keigo Higashino: Malice
Nick Hornby: Ten Years In The Tub
Kazuo Ishiguro: An Artist of the Floating World
Thupten Jinpa, PhD: A Fearless Heart
Han Kang: The Vegetarian (reviewed here)
Kawabata Yasunari (trans. Edward G. Seidensticker): Snow Country
Charles C. Mann: 1491
Tom McCarthy: Satin Island
Patrick McGinley: Bogmail
David Mitchell: Slade House
Haruki Murakami: Hear the Wind Sing
Jo Nesbø: The Snowman
Ruth Ozeki: A Tale for the Time Being
Matthew Pearl: The Last Bookaneer
Ellis Peters: A Morbid Taste for Bones
Rolf Potts: Vagabonding
Mark J. Ravina: Understanding Japan
Helen Russell: The Year of Living Danishly
Oliver Sacks: Gratitude
Barbara Sher: Refuse to Choose!
Joan Stanley-Baker: Japanese Art
Arkady and Boris Strugatsky: Roadside Picnic
Richard Tames: A Traveller’s History of Japan
Eckhart Tolle: The Power of Now
Various: Monkey Business: New Writing from Japan, Vol. 1
William Scott Wilson: Walking the Kiso Road

2015
Ruth Brandon: Surreal Lives
Brené Brown: Daring Greatly
Joseph Campbell: Romance of the Grail
Perry Garfinkel: Buddha or Bust
Austin Kleon: Steal Like An Artist (reread) (reviewed here)
Wendy Lesser: Why I Read
Emily St. John Mandel: Station Eleven
Greg McKeown: Essentialism
Andrew X. Pham: Catfish and Mandala
Richard Powers: Orfeo
Richard Rhodes: Hedy’s Folly
Lorin Roche: Meditation Made Easy
John S. Strong: The Buddha: A Short Biography
Yasutake Tsutsui: Paprika
Neil deGrasse Tyson and Donald Goldsmith: Origins
Carlos Ruiz Zafón: The Shadow of the Wind

2014
Kenneth R. Bartlett: The Great Tours: Experiencing Medieval Europe
Martha Beck: Finding Your Own North Star
Gabrielle Bell: The Voyeurs
Craig G. Benjamin: Foundations of Eastern Civilization
Timothy Brook: Mr. Selden’s Map of China
Julia Cameron: The Miracle of Morning Pages
Michael D. Coe: Angkor and the Khmer Civilization
William R. Cook: The Cathedral
Umberto Eco: The Book of Legendary Lands (reviewed here)
Dave Eggers: The Circle
Chris Grosso: Indie Spiritualist
Steve Hagen: Meditation: Now or Never
Grant Hardy: Sacred Texts of the World
Ross King: Brunelleschi’s Dome
Austin Kleon: Show Your Work!
Michael Knight and Joseph Z. Chang (ed.): Out of Character: Decoding Chinese Calligraphy (reviewed here)
Roger Lipsey: The Spiritual in Twentieth-Century Art (reviewed here)
David Lodge: A Man of Parts
Henning Mankell: An Event in Autumn
Lama Marut: Be Nobody
David Mitchell: The Bone Clocks
Haruki Murakami: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
Haruki Murakami: The Strange Library
Christopher Moore: Sacré Bleu
Mark W. Muesse: Practicing Mindfulness
Carol J. Oja: Colin McPhee: Composer In Two Worlds
Russell Shorto: Amsterdam
Rebecca Solnit: A Field Guide to Getting Lost
Donna Tartt: The Secret History
Various: Monkey Business, Vol. 1

2013
John Burdett: Bangkok 8
Julia Cameron: The Artist’s Way
Joseph Campbell: Myths of Light
Pema Chödrön: How To Meditate
Andy Couturier: A Different Kind of Luxury (reviewed here)
Mason Currey: Daily Rituals
William Dalrymple: In Xanadu
Chris Dewey: Mike Oldfield: A Life Dedicated to Music
Edward A. Gargan: The River’s Tale
Jocelyn K. Glei (ed.): Manage Your Day-To-Day
Thich Nhat Hanh: The Long Road Turns to Joy
Arnaldur Indridason: Jar City
Michio Kaku: Physics of the Future
Donald Keene: 5 Modern Japanese Novelists
Austin Kleon: Steal Like An Artist (reread) (reviewed here)
William Kloss: A History of European Art
Meredith Maran (ed.): Why We Write
Candice Millard: The River of Doubt
Eddie Muller: Dark City: The Lost World of Film Noir (reviewed here)
Nancy Pearl: Book Lust To Go
Christopher Ross: Mishima’s Sword
Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez: Along the Way
John Shors: Temple of a Thousand Faces
Thomas Van Essen: The Center of the World
Yi Chung-jun: Seopyeonje – The Southerners’ Songs
Shuichi Yoshida: Villain

2012
Karen Armstrong: The Spiral Staircase: My Climb Out of Darkness
Karen Armstrong: Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life
Alan Booth: The Roads to Sata: A 2000 Mile Walk Through Japan
Timothy Brook: Vermeer’s Hat
Ian Buruma: The China Lover
Joseph Campbell: Sake & Satori: Asian Journals – Japan
Thomas Christensen: 1616: The World in Motion (reviewed here)
Phil Cousineau: Stoking the Creative Fires
John Dougill: In Search of Japan’s Hidden Christians (reviewed here)
Shusako Endo: Silence
Martin Gayford: The Yellow House (reviewed here)
Eric Hansen: Stranger in the Forest (reviewed here)
Lafcadio Hearn: Kwaidan
Keigo Higashino: The Devotion of Suspect X
C.G. Jung: The Undiscovered Self
Stephen King: On Writing
Austin Kleon: Steal Like An Artist (reviewed here)
Henning Mankell: Faceless Killers
Haruki Murakami: Underground (reviewed here)
Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith: Van Gogh: The Life (reviewed here)
Lisa Napoli: Radio Shangri-La
Richard Rhodes: How to Write
Judith Schalansky: Atlas of Remote Islands
Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö: The Laughing Policeman
Paul F. State: A Brief History of Ireland (reviewed here)
Robert Thurman: Infinite Life
Émile Zola: L’Oeuvre (The Masterpiece)

2011
The South Asian Challenge 2011
Hosted by S. Krishna’s Books
William Dalrymple – Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India (reviewed here)
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni – The Palace of Illusions (reviewed here)
Arundhati Roy – The God of Small Things (reviewed here)
Stephen Talty – Escape from the Land of Snows

East and Southeast Asia Challenge 2011
Hosted by Violet Crush
Miguel Covarrubias – Island of Bali (reviewed here)
Peter Hessler – Country Driving: A Journey Through China from Farm to Factory (reviewed here)
Yasunari Kawabata – Thousand Cranes
Alex Kerr – Lost Japan
Yoko Ogawa – Hotel Iris (reviewed here)
Jun’ichiro Tanizaki – Some Prefer Nettles (reviewed here)
Colin Thubron – To A Mountain In Tibet
Nancy Tingley – Arts of Ancient Viet Nam: From River Plain to Open Sea

Haruki Murakami Challenge 2011
Hosted by murakamichallenge.blogspot.com
Underground

2011 E-Book Reading Challenge
Hosted by The Ladybug Reads
David Burke – Writers in Paris
William Dalrymple – Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India (reviewed here)
Henning Mankell – The Dogs of Riga
Henning Mankell – The Man Who Smiled
Yoko Ogawa – Hotel Iris (reviewed here)
The Best Travel Writing 2010
Colin Thubron – To A Mountain In Tibet

Other
David Burke – Writers in Paris
Paul Dickson – The Hidden Language of Baseball
Michael Ferber – Romanticism
K. David Harrison – The Last Speakers
Henning Mankell – One Step Behind
Henning Mankell – The Dogs of Riga
Henning Mankell – The Man Who Smiled
David McCullough – The Greater Journey
Charles Rosen – The Classical Style
Rick Steves – Travel As A Political Act
The Best Travel Writing 2010

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