Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Smokey's List of Books to Read for 2013

Here's how it works for me: this list is my guide; however, I have total freedom. I can read whatever books I want. Plus, this list is waaaaaay too many books for me. My average is about 35 books a year. I'm a pretty slow reader. What slows me down is that I often visualize scenes in books.

Well, here are the books I want to read in 2013 ...

Making Movies – Sidney Lumet

This Is How You Lose Her – Junot Diaz

The Overlook – Michael Connelly

Who Could That Be At This Hour? – Lemony Snicket

1945: The War That Never Ended -  Gregor Dallas

Austerity Britain, 1945 to 1951 - David Kynaston

Swann's Way: In Search of Lost Time, Vol. 1 (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) by Marcel Proust and Lydia Davis

Seeing Is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees: Expanded Edition by Lawrence Weschler

True to Life: Twenty-Five Years of Conversations with David Hockney by Lawrence Weschler

Boundaries - Maya Ying Lin

Don Quixote by Miguel De Cervantes and Edith Grossman

Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956 by Anne Applebaum

Stella Adler on America's Master Playwrights: Eugene O'Neill, Clifford Odets, Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, Edward Albee, et al. by Stella Adler

Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn

Silver Sparrow - Tayari Jones

Python Programming for the Absolute Beginner, 3rd Edition -  Michael Dawson

Reading Myself and Others - Phillip Roth

The Weird Sisters - Eleanor Brown

Tatoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion - Gregory Boyle

The Films of Akira Kurosawa - Donald Richie

Simple Living: The Path to Joy and Freedom - José Hobday

TOTALLY TENDERLY TRAGICALLY: Essays and Criticism from a Lifelong Love Affair with the Movies - Phillip Lopate

Sacré Bleu: A Comedy D’art - Christopher Moore

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (play) - Edward Albee

From Caligari to Hitler: A Psychological History of the German Film - Siegfried Kracauer

The Wild Trees - Richard Preston

What Jung Really Said - E.A. Bennet

Foreign Correspondence: A Pen Pal’s Journey from Down Under to All Over - Geraldine Brooks

The Killer Life: How an Independent Film Producer Survives Deals and Disasters in Hollywood and Beyond - Christine Vachon

Decoded - Jay-Z

Five Screenplays - Harold Pinter
The Servant
The Pumpkin Eater
The Quiller Memorandum
The Go-Between 

A Visit from the Goon Squad - Jennifer Egan

Stone Arabia - Dana Spiotta

French Leave - Anna Gavalda

Carry the One - Carol Anshaw

The Private Diaries of Catherine Deneuve: My Life Behind the Camera with Luis Buñuel, François Truffault, Roman Polanski, and Lars von Trier

Our Town (play) - Thornton Wilder

Half-Blood Blues - Esi Edugyan

1 comment:

ThePoliticalCat said...

I would like to read ALL those books, too. Actually, I HAVE some of 'em. Sniff.