Title index

This is an alphabetic list of book titles which have been reviewed on the weblog A Common Reader.  An alphabetic list of authors can be seen here


1001 Book You Must Read Before You Die – Peter Boxall

61 Hours – Lee Child

A –

A Cruel Bird Came to the Nest and Looked in – Magnus Mills

Address Book, The – Tim Radford

After Midnight – Irmgard Keun

Age of Doubt – Andrea Camilleri

All For Nothing – Walter Kempowski

All Men are Liars – Alberto Manguel

Alone in Berlin – Hans Fallada

Amateur Marriage, The – Anne Tyler

Amazing Disgrace – James Hamilton-Paterson

Amok and Other Stories – Stefan Zweig

Anatomy of a Disappearance – Hisham Matar

Anatomy of a Night – Anna Kim

Anatomy of Ghosts – Andrew Taylor

Angel Maker, The – Stefan Brijs

Angel of Grozny, The – Ãsne Seierstad

Anthologist, The – Nicholson Baker

Apricot Jam and Other Stories – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Are We Related?  The New Granta Book of the Family – Granta Magazine, Ed. Liz Jobey

Assistant, The – Robert Walser

Assorted Fire Events – David Means

Asylum, The – Johan Theorin

At Large and Small – Anne Fadiman

At the Chime of a City Clock – D J Taylor

August – Gerard Woodward

Augustus Carp – Henry Howarth Bashford

Austerlitz – W G Sebald

B –

Backgammon for Losers – Stephen Hill

Ballad of Britain, The – Will Hodgkinson

Balzac’s Omelette – Anka Muhlstein

Barcelona Shadows – Marc Pastor

Beautiful Image – Marcel Aymé

Be Near Me – Andrew O’Hagan

Berlin at War – Roger Moorhouse

Berlin Wall, My Part in Its Downfall, The – Peter Millar

Beside the Sea – Véronique Olmi

Best European Fiction 2010 – Aleksandar Hemon (Ed)

Best Foot Forward – Susie Kelly

Best of Enemies – Richard Milton

Betrayers, The – David Bezmozgis

Beware of Pity – Stefan Zweig

Binocular Vision – Edith Pearlman

Black Mass – John Gray

Black Spring – Henry Miller

Blenheim Orchard – Tim Pears

Blood from Stone – Frances Fyfield

Blue Book, The – A L Kennedy

Bomber County – Daniel Swift

Book of Strange New Things – The – Michel Faber

Born Yesterday – Gordon Burn

Boys and Murderers – Hermann Ungar

Boy Who Loved Books, The – John Sutherland

Brief History of Diaries:  From Pepys to Blogs, A – Alexandra Johnson

Brief Lives: Virginia Woolf – Elizabeth Wright

Broken Glass – Alain Mabanckou

Bronze Hourseman, The – Alexander Pushkin

Buddenbrooks – Thomas Mann

Burial – Neil Cross

Burning Secret – Stefan Zweig

By Hook or by Crook – David Crystal

Byron Easy – Jude Cook

C –

Canada – Richard Ford

Caravan Thieves – Gerard Woodward

Caribou Island – David Vann

Caesarion – Tommy Weiringa

Casanova – Ian Kelly

Castorp – Pawel Huelle

Casebook of Victor Frankenstein, The – Peter Ackroyd

Censoring an Iranian Love Story -Shariar Mandanipour

Checkout – A Life on the Tills – Anna Sam

Chess –  Stefan Zweig

Class, The – Herman Ungar

Cleaner of Chartres – Salley Vickers

Cliffs – Olivier Adam

Coda – Simon Gray

Cold Sea Stories – Pawel Huelle

Collected Stories of Lydia Davis, The – Lydia Davis

Colour of Her Eyes, The – Conan Kennedy

Concert Ticket, The – Olga Grushin

Consipirator, Lenin in Exile – Helen Rappaport

Corker’s Freedom – John Berger

Corvus, A Life With Birds – Esther Woolfson

Crabwalk – Gunther Grass

Crimson Petal and The White, The – Michel Faber

Cruel Crossing – Ed Stourton

C S Lewis, A Life – Alister McGrath

Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The – F Scott Fitzgerald

Curious Earth, A – Gerard Woodward, see also In Praise of the Trilogy

Curiosities of Literature, The – John Sutherland

D –

Dance of the Seagull, The – Andrea Camillieri

Dead Like You – Peter James

Death and the Author – David Ellis

Death in Pont-Aven – Jean-Luc Bannalec

Death of an Adversary – Hans Keilson

Death of Grass, The – John Christoper

Diaries of Sophia Tolstoy

Diary of a Man in Despair – Friedrich Reck

Digging to America – Anne Tyler

Dinner, The – Herman Koch

Discourtesy of Death, The – William Brodrick

Doctor Faustus – Thomas Mann

Dominion – C J Sansom

Don’t Get Fooled Again – Richard Wilson

Door, The – Magda Szabó

E –

Eating Air – Pauline Melville

Education of a British Protected Child, The – Chinua Achebe

Effi Briest – Theodor Fontane

Ella Minnow Pea – Mark Dunn

Emergence of Memory, The – Lynne Sharon Schwartz

Empty Family, The – Colm Tóibín

Endgame 1945 – David Stafford

Entry Island – Peter May

Etymologicon, The – Mark Forsyth

Excavating Kafka – James Hawes

Exit Ghost – Philip Roth

F –

F – Daniel Kehlmann

Faber Book of 20th Century German Poems – Michael Hoffman

Fair Play – Tove Jansson

Facility, The – Simon Lelic

Fall of Hitler’s Fortress City, The – Isabel Denny

Family Romance – John Lanchester

Fantastic Night and Other Short Stories – Stefan Zweig

Farwell to Arms, A – Ernest Hemingway

Far North – Marcel Theroux

Field Work – Ronald Blythe

Finkler Question, The – Howard Jacobson

Fire Gospel, The – Michel Faber

Flood – Stephen Baxter

Fordlandia – Greg Grandin

Forgotten Land – Max Egremont

For Richer for Poorer – Victoria Coren

Forever Nude – Guy Goffette

Foundling, The – Agnes Desarthe

Four Men, The – Hilaire Belloc

Freedom – Jonathan Franzen

From the Fatherland With Love – Ryo Murukami

From the Mouth of the Whale – Sjón

Future Proof – Nick Sagan

G –

Game of Cards, The – Adolf Schroder

German Lottery, The – Miha Mazzini

Germania – Simon Winder

Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The – Stieg Larsson

Glass Room, The – Simon Mawer

Goldfinch, The – Donna Tartt

Gold Digger – Frances Fyfield

Grace – Alex Pheby

Great House – Nicole Krauss

Great Swindle, The – Pierre Lemaitre

H –

Hare with Amber Eyes, The – Edmund de Waal

Headhunters – Jo Nesbo

Heart of the Matter, The – Graham Greene

Hector and the Search for Happiness – François Lelord

Hidden Knowledge – Bernardine Bishop

Himmler Brothers, The – Katrin Himmler

Hitler’s Private Library – Timothy W Ryback

Home – Marilynne Robinson

Horologicon, The – Mark Forsyth

Hour of the Wolf – Håkan Nesser

House in Flanders, A – Michael Jenkins

How I Lost The War – Filippo Bologna

How to Live, A Life of Montaigne – Sarah Bakewell

How to Read a Novel – John Sutherland

Human Smoke – Nicholson Baker

Hundred-Foot Journey – Richard C Morais

Hunger Trace, The – Edward Hogan

I –

I Curse The River of Time – Per Petterson

I Sleep in Hitler’s Room – Tuvia Tenenbom

Idiomantics – Philip Gooden and Peter Lewis

I’ll Go To Bed at Noon – Gerard Woodward

Indignation – Philip Roth

Infinities, The – John Banville

Inheritance, The – Peter Stephan Jungk

Institute Benjamenta – Robert Walser

In The Dolphin’s Wake – Harry Bucknall

In the Light of the Morning – Tim Pears

Introducing Kafka – Mairowitz and Crumb

Is That a Fish In Your Ear? – David Bellos

It’s Fine By Me – Per Petterson

It’s Just the Beating of my Heart – Richard Aronowitz

I Was Jack Mortimer – Alexander Lernet-Holenia

J –

Journey By Moonlight – Antal Szerb

K –

Kahn and Englemann – Hans Eichner

Keeping Mum – Brian Thompson

Keeping Up With The Germans – Philip Oltermann

Kindly Ones, The – Jonathan Littell

King’s Bride, The – E T A Hoffman

L –

Land of Later On, The – Anthony Weller

Landed – Tim Pears

Last Cigarette, The – Simon Gray

Last Day of a Condemned Man, The – Victor Hugo

Last Friends – Jane Gardam

Last Kabbalist of Lisbon, The – Richard Zimler

Last Station, The – Jay Parini

Last Supper, The – Pawel Huelle

Lay of the Land, The – Richard Ford

Legend of a Suicide – David Vann

Let Me be Frank with You – Richard Ford

Liepzig Affair – Fiona Rintoul

Leopard, The – Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa

Lessons, The – Naomi Alderman

Letters from London and Europe – Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa

Liberty – Garrison Keillor

Library at Night, The – Alberto Manguel

Lichtenberg and the Little Flower Girl – Gert Hofmann

Life as a Literary Device – Vitali Vitaliev

Lighthouse, The – Alison Moore

Lila – Marilynne Robinson

Little Man What Now – Hans Fallada

Little Stranger, The – Sarah Waters

Ljubljana Tales – New Europe Writers

Look Who’s Back – Timur Vermes

The Lost Art of Walking – Geoff Nicholson

Lottery and Other Stories, The – Shirley Jackson

Love and War in the Pyrenees – Rosemary Bailey

Love, Sex, Death and Words – John Sutherland and Stephen Fender

Lower River, The – Paul Theroux

M –

Magic Mountain, The – Thomas Mann

Making an Elephant – Graham Swift

Maimed, The – Herman Ungar

Man in the Wooden Hat, The – Jane Gardam

Man of Parts, A – David Lodge

Man Without Qualities, The – Robert Musil

Marriage Material – Sathnam Sanghera

Measuring the World – Daniel Kehlmann

Memoirs of an Anti-Semite – Gregor von Rezzori

Meowmorphosis, The – Coleridge Cook

Metropole – Ferenc Karinthy

Misfortunates, The – Dimitri Verhulst

Missing Persons – Hartmut Lange

Mission to Paris – Alan Furst

Monsieur Proust’s Library – Anka Muhlstein

Moscow 1941 – Rodrick Braithwaite

Moving House – Pawel Huelle

Mrs Woolf and the Servants – Alison Light

Music for Torching – A M Homes

My Father’s Country – Wibke Bruhns

My First Wife – Jakob Wassermann

My Friend the Enemy – Paul Briscoe

N –

Naming the Bones – Louise Welsh

Nazi Literature in the Americas – Robert Bolano

New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary – Oxford University Press

New Finnish Grammar – Diego Marani

Night at the Majestic, A – Richard DavenportHines

Noah’s Compass – Anne Tyler

Nocturnes – Kazuo Ishiguro

Noise of Strangers, The – Robert Dickinson

Nostalgia – Jonathan Buckley

Nourishment – Gerard Woodward

Novel Bookstore, A – Laurence Cossé

Number 11 – Jonathan Coe

O –

Oedipus at Stalingrad – Gregor Von Rezzori

Old Masters, The – Thomas Bernhard

Old Romantic, The – Louise Dean

On Hitler’s Mountain – Irmgard Hunt

One Moonlit Night – Caradog Prichard

One Morning Like a Bird – Andrew Miller

Orders from Berlin – Simon Tolkien

Orient Express, The – Gregor von Rezzori

Orphan Master’s Son, The – Adam Johnson

Orphans of Eldorado – Milton Hatoum

Ostland – David Thomas

Other, The – David Guterson

Other Wise Man,The – Henry Van Dyke

Outcast, The – Sadie Jones

Outside of a Dog, A Bibliomemoire – Rick Gekoski

P –

Paradise Lost – Giles Milton

Paragon of Virtue, A – Christian Von Ditfurth

Pattern in the Carpet, The – Margaret Drabble

Paying Guests, The – Sarah Waters

Peeling the Onion – Gunter Grass

Penguin Lines – Various authors

Père Goriot – Honoré de Balzac

Perfect Nazi, The – Martin Davidson

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer – Patrick Suskind

Personal Days – Ed Park

Piano From a 4th Storey Window – Jenny Morton-Potts

Pierre et Jean – Guy de Maupassant

Poems on the Underground – Judith Chernaik (editor)

Portrait of the Mother as a Young Woman – Friedrich Christian Delius

Possessed, The – Elif Batuman

Post Office Girl, The – Stefan Zweig

Power and the Glory, The – David Yallop

Private History of Happiness, A – George Myerson

Private Venus, A – Girogio Scerbanenco

Prodigal Tongue, The – Mark Abley

Proust – Benjamin Taylor

Proust and the Squid – Maryanne Wolf

Pub Walks in Underhill Country – Nat Segnit

Pull Yourself Together – Thomas Glavinic

Pure – Andrew Miller

Pygmy – Chuck Palahniuk

Q –

Quarry, The – Damon Galgut

Quarry, The – Johan Theorin

Quickening Maze, The – Adam Foulds

Quiet Flame, A – Philip Kerr

R –

Rancid Pansies – James Hamilton-Paterson

Red Moth, The – Sam Eastland

Repatriated – Adriaan Van Dis

Retromancer – Robert Rankin

Revolution 1989 – Victor Sebestyen

Rhyming Life and Death – Amos Oz

Road from Damascus – Robin Yassin-Kassab

Road to Los Angeles, The – John Fante

Rosie Project, The – Graeme Simsion

The Russian Court at Sea – Frances Welch

S –

Sabra Zoo – Mischa Hiller

Saturn – Jacek Dehnel

Sea of Ink – Richard Weihe

Screwtop Thompson – Magnus Mills

Search for Sana, The – Richard Zimler

Secret Agent, The – Joseph Conrad

Secret Intensity of Everday Life, The – William Nicholson

Seeing Things – Oliver Postgate

Selected Stories – Robert Walser

Sentimental Education – Gustave Flaubert

Settlement – Christoph Hein

Seventh Gate, The – Richard Zimler

Severe – Régis Jauffret

Shadow – Karin Alvtegen

Shadow of the Silk Road – Colin Thubron

Shoe Tester of Frankfurt, The – Wilhelm Genazino

Silences of Hammerstein, The – Hans Magnus Enzensburger

Six Feet Over – Mary Roach

Slap, The – Christos Tsiolkas

Slater’s Sussex – James Trollope

Slight Misunderstanding, A – Prosper Mérimée

Solo – Rana Dasgupta

Snows of Yesteryear – Gregor von Rezzori

Spies of the Balkans – Alan Furst

Stone in a Landslide – Maria Barbal

Story of a Secret State – Jan Karski

Such Stuff as Dreams – Keith Oatley

Summer My Father Died, The – Yudit Kiss

Surveillance Unlimited – Keith Laidler

Sussex Kipling, A – David Arscott

T –

Tales from the Underworld – Hans Fallada

Tanners, The – Robert Walser

Teach Us To Sit Still – Tim Parks

Terrible Privacy of Maxwell Sim, The – Jonathan Coe

This is How – M J Hyland

Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, The – David Mitchell

Three Ways to Capsize a Boat – Chris Stewart

Time for Every Purpose Under Heaven, A – Karl O Knausgaard

Time of Gifts, A – Patrick Leigh Fermor

Time to Dance, A Time to Die, A – John Waller

Tin Drum, The – Gunther Grass

To Siberia – Per Peterson

To the River – Olivia Laing

Tom All Alone’s – Lynn Shepherd

Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes – Robert Louis Stevenson

Treacherous Likeness, A – Lynn Shepherd

True Deceiver, The – Tove Jannson

Turbulence – Giles Foden

U –

Uncle’s Dream – Fyodor Dostoevsky

Unconsoled, The – Kazuo Ishiguro

Unimagined – Imran Ahmad

Unit, The – Ninni Holmqvist

Unnamed, The – Joshua Ferris

V –

Valley of Heaven and Hell – Susie Kelly

Vulgar Things – Lee Rourke

W –

Walking Dead, The – Gerald Seymour

Walking the Woods and the Water – Nick Hunt

Walking the Hexagon – Terry Cudbird

Warsaw Anagrams, The – Richard Zimler

Water Theatre, The – Lindsay Clarke

Watching War Films With My Dad – Al Murray

We’re Flying – Peter Stamm

Wind-up Bird Chronicle,  The – Haruki Murakami

Windsor Faction, The – D J Taylor

Winter in Madrid – C J Sansom

Winter of the Lions – Jan Costin Wagner

Winter Vault, The – Anne Michaels

Wolf , The – Joseph Smith

Wolf in Hindelheim, A – Jenny Mayhew

Wolfram:  The Boy Who Went To War – Giles Milton

World of Yesterday, The – Stefan Zweig

Writer at War, A – Vasily Grossman

X –

Y –

Year of the Hare, The – Arto Paasilinna

Young Gerber – Friedrich Torberg

Z –

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