Sunday, November 30, 2008

Reading List

· Olive Kitteridge (Elizabeth Strout)
· Story Girl (L.M. Montgomery)
· A Private View (Anita Brookner)
· Agnes Grey (Anne Brontë)
· Room of One's Own (Virginia Woolf)
· Fraud (Anita Brookner)
· The Kreutzer Sonata (Leo Tolstoy)
· A Russian Affair (Anton Chekhov)
· Daring Greatly (Brene Brown)
· The Invention of Wings (Sue Monk Kidd)
· Lewis Percy (Anita Brookner)
· The Bay of Angels (Anita Brookner)
· Providence (Anita Brookner)
· Incidents in the Rue Laugier (Anita Brookner)
· A Friend from England (Anita Brookner)
· And the Mountains Echoed (Khaled Hosseini)
· First Love(Ivan Turgenev)
· A Misalliance (Anita Brookner)
· A Closesd Eye (Anita Brookner)
· Altered States (Anita Brookner)
· Dolly (Anita Brookner)
· Falling Slowly (Anita Brookner)
· Rules of Engagement (Anita Brookner)
· Valley of Amazement (Amy Tan)

· Leaving Home (Anita Brookner)
· Family and Friends (Anita Brookner)
· The Measure of a Man (Sidney Poitier)
· Visitors (Anita Brookner)
· Hotel du Lac (Anita Brookner)
· Brief Lives (Anita Brookner)
· Look At Me (Anita Brookner)
· Wide Sargasso Sea (Jean Rhys)

· Undue Influence (Anita Brookner)
· Benny and Shrimp (Katarina Mazetti)
· The Piano Teacher (Janice Lee)
· Jackie (James Spada)
· Rainbow Valley (L.M. Montgomery)
· Anne's House of Dreams (L.M. Montgomery)
· Anne of Windy Poplar (L.M. Montgomery)
· The Railway Children (E. Nesbit)
· Anne of the Island (L.M. Montgomery)
· Anne of Avonlea (L.M. Montgomery)
· Anne of Green Gables (L.M. Montgomery)
· A Russian Affair (Anton Chekhov)
· The Promise of Happiness (Justin Cartwright)
· Voyage in the Dark (Jean Rhys)
· The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)
· Change Your Life in Seven Days (Paul Kenna)
· The Gourmet (Muriel Barbery)
· Things Good Mothers Know: A Celebration (Alexandra Stoddard)
· Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother (Amy Chua)
· Who Moved My Cheese (Spencer Johnson)
· Atonement (Ian McEwan)
· Willpower: Rediscovering Our Greatest Strength (Roy Baumeister & John Tierney)
· Bonjour Tristesse (Françoise Sagan)
· Strangers (Anita Brookner)
· Go Tell it on the Mountain (James Baldwin)
· The Sense of an Ending (Julian Barnes)
· The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Mary Anne Shaffer)
· The Gathering (Anne Enright)
· Dancing Girls and other Stories (Margaret Atwood)
· Sarah's Key (Tatiana de Rosnay)
· The Next Big Thing (Anita Brookner)
· I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Maya Angelou)

· Giovanni's Room (James Baldwin)
· Bridget Jone's Diary (Helen Fielding)
· A Thousand Splendid Suns (Khaled Hosseini)
· The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)
· Leçons Particulières (Hélène Grimaud)
· When the Heart Waits (Sue Kidd Monk)
· The Color Purple (Alice Walker)
· The Bell Jar (Sylvia Plath)
· To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
· The Help (Kathryn Stockett)
· Variations Sauvages (Hélène Grimaud)
· The God of Small Things (Arundhati Roy)
· Northanger Abbey (Jane Austen)
· A Year in the Merde (Stephen Clarke)
· Norwegian Wood (Haruki Murakami)
· Happiness for Two (Alexandra Stoddard)
· The Secret Life of France (Lucy Wadham)
· The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Kidd Monk)
· Nouvelles Romaines (Alberto Moravia)
· Women, Work & the Art of Savoir Faire (Mireille Guiliano)
· Plain Truth (Jodi Picoult)
· Memories Before and After the Sound of Music (Agathe Von Trapp)
· The Story of the Trapp Family Singers (Maria Augusta Trapp)
· The Sweet Life in Paris (David Lebovitz)

· Forever Liesl (Charmian Carr)
· Have a Little Faith (Mitch Albom)
· Moral Disorder (Margaret Atwood)
· Committed (Elizabeth Gilbert)
· Au Revoir to All That (Michael Steinberger)
· Three Cups of Tea (Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin)
· The Time Traveler's Wife (Audrey Niffenegger)
· The Elegance of the Hedgehog (Muriel Barbery)
· My Sister's Keeper (Jodi Picoult)
· Cantique des Plaines (Nancy Huston)
· The Lieutenant (Kate Grenville)
· Mango & Mimosa (Suzanne St Albans)
· Ni d'Eve ni d'Adam (Amélie Nothombe)
· Stupeurs et Tremblements (Amélie Nothombe)
· A Homemade Life (Molly Wizenberg)
· Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter (Simone de Beauvoir)

· Eat, Pray, Love (Elizabeth Gilbert)
· ความสุขของกะทิ (Jane Vejjajiva)
· Fault Lines (Nancy Huston)
· The Mark of the Angel (Nancy Huston)
· The Prodigy (Nancy Huston)
· Slow Emergencies (Nancy Huston)

· French Lessons (Peter Mayle)
· A Dog's Life (Peter Mayle)
· Encore Provence : New Adventures in the South of France (Peter Mayle)
· Le Divorce (Diane Johnson)
· Maurice (E.M. Forster)
· Garlic and Sapphires : The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise (Ruth Reichl)
· Tender at the Bone : Growing up at the Table (Ruth Reichl)
· Kitchen Confidential : Adventures in the Culinary (Anthony Bourdain)
· The Age of Innocence (Edith Wharton)
· Saving Fish from Drowning (Amy Tan)
· The Opposite of Fate : Memories of a Writing Life (Amy Tan)
· What Would Jackie Do ? (Sue Callaway, Shelly Branch)
· The Man who Ate Everything and Other Gastronomic Feats, Disputes, and Pleasurable Pursuits (Jeffrey Steingarten)
· All You Need to be Impossibly French (Helena Frith Powell)
· The Piano Shop on the Left Bank (Thaddeus Carhart)
· On Rue Tatin (Susan Herrman Loomis)
· Mediterranean summer : a season on France's Cote d'Azur and Italy's Costa Bella (David Shalleck)

2005 - 2007
· Sightseeing (Rattawut Lapcharoensap)
· Little Angels (Phra Peter Pannapadipo)
· Fortune's Rocks (Anita Shreve)
· Autre Homme (Michael Bergin)
· Cooking for Mr. Latte (Amanda Hesser)
· French Women don't Get Fat (Mireille Guiliano)
· French Women for All Seasons (Mireille Guiliano)
· Things I want my Daughter to Know (Alexandra Stoddard)
· Choosing Happiness (Alexandra Stoddard)
· Time Alive (Alexandra Stoddard)
· Mon Bel Oranger (José Mauro de Vasconcelos)
· Mi Planta de Naranja-Lima (José Mauro de Vasconcelos)
· My life in France (Julia Child with Alex Prud'homme)
· Métaphysique des tubes (Amélie Nothomb)
· Entre Nous (Debra Ollivier)
· Joie de Vivre: Simple French Style for Everyday Living (Robert Arbor)
· You are Your Choices (Alexandra Stoddard)

2000 - 2003
· Hillary and Jackie (Jacqueline Du Pré)
· Lady Oracle (Margaret Atwood)
· Alias Grace (Margaret Atwood)
· Friend of my Youth (Alice Munro)
· An Equal Music (Vikram Seth)
· the Robber Bride (Margaret Atwood)
· Jackie après Jack
· the Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy ( started in 1998 ! )
· Great Pianists on Piano Playing (J.F. Cooke)
· the Fabulous Girl’s Guide to Decorum
· Lunch with Jan Wong
· Bonesetter’s Daughter (Amy Tan)
· The Girls’ Guide to Hunting and Fishing (Melissa Bank)
· Blind Assassin (Margaret Atwood)
· Mémoire D’une Geisha (Yuki Onouie)
· Clara Callan (Richard Wright)
· Le Liseur (Bernhard Schlink)

1996 - 1999
· The China I Knew (P.S. Buck)
· Maria Callas
· Jacqueline Du Pre
· Anne Frank’s Diary
· The Concubine’s Children (Denise Chong)
· Pavarotti: My Own Story
· Helen Keller: The Story of My Life
· Duchess of York: My Story
· City of Joy (Dominique Lapierre)
· A Portrait of Her Private Years (Jackie Kennedy)
· A Woman Named Jackie
· The Dragon’s Pearl
· Living in Her Sister’s Shadow (Lee Radziwill)
· Diana in Private
· All Too Human (J&J Kennedy)
· As We Remember Her (Jackie Kennedy)

· Joy Luck Club (Amy Tan)
· The Kitchen God Wife (Amy Tan)
· Roman Tales (Alberto Moravia)
· Bought and Sold (Alberto Moravia)
· A Hundred Secret Senses (Amy Tan)
· Mother's Love (Alberto Moravia)
· Breakfast at Tiffany's (Truman Capote)
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· Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)
· Lucky Jim (Kingsley Amis)
· Pride and Prejudice (J. Austen)
· Sense and Sensibility (J. Austen)
· The Lord of the Ring - I: the Fellowship of the Ring (Tolkien)
· Madame Bovary (Gustave Flaubert)

· A Year in Provence (Peter Mayle)
· Acquired Taste (Peter Mayle)
· Imperial Woman (P.S. Buck)
· Terrance Coran’s France
· Toujours Provence (Peter Mayle)
· Memories of Madison County
· Evocation of Love (Peter Altenberg)
· Kid, You Sing My Songs of Love, and Loss, and Hope
· The Lover (Margeurite Duras)
· Lettre à Un Jeune Poète (Rainer Maria Rilke)
· Mother: A Celebration (Alexandra Stoddard)
· Henry and June (Anaïs Nin)
· Jackie under My Skin (Wayne Koestenbaum)
· Man's Search for Meaning (Viktor Frankl)

· 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (Stephen Covey)
· Looking In, Looking Out (Adler & Towne)
· Daring to be Yourself (Alexandra Stoddard)
· The Art of the Possible (Alexandra Stoddard)
· Living a Beautiful Life (Alexandra Stoddard)
· Living Beautifully Together (Alexandra Stoddard)
· Living in Love (Alexandra Stoddard)
· Gracious Living in a New World (Alexandra Stoddard)
· Chicken Soup for the Women's Souls
· Making Choices (Alexandra Stoddard)
· Gift of a Letter (Alexandra Stoddard)
· Gift from the Sea (Anne Morrow Lindberg)

· Elements of Style (E.B. White)
· In the Palm of Your Hand (Steve Kowitt)
· Poet's Companion (Kim Addonizio & Dorian Laux)
· Ecrire (Margeurite Duras)

POETRY (some)
· Book of Hours (Rainer Maria Rilke)
· Only Companion: Japanese Poems of Love and Longing
· Singing Rib (Linda Rogers)
· The Prophet (Kahlil Gibran)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There's not a mention of any Thai movies or books is there? A couple of titles were reduced to squiggles by my computer so maybe those were Thai.

And you look like a mixed Chinese/Thai as well. So I guess the Chinese (Diujiu people?) side of your family is not that prominent. But Diujiu have a huge influence in Thailand (largely controlling rice and prostitution) and of course are part of the body of Chinese literature. And don't they run Fairways?