Reading List 2017


This years reading list-to be updated as I inch along!

1. The Myth of the Lazy Native by Syed Hussein Alatas
2. Light at the Edge of the World by Wade Davis
3. Salina by A Samad Said
4. Paris to the Moon by Adam Gopnik
5. The Old Gringo by Carlos Fuentes
6. jPod by Douglas Coupland
7. The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
8. In the Fabled East by Adam Lewis Schroeder
9. How does a Single Blade of Grass thank the Sun? by Doretta Lau
10. A Reading Diary by Alberto Manguel
11. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
12. In Search of Southeast Asia: A Modern History. Eds. David Joel Steinberg
13. The Measure of a Man by JJ Lee
14. Cities of Refuge by Michael Helm
15. The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rosseau
16. Candide and other Stories by Voltaire
17. This Place Called Absence by Lydia Kwa
18. Death in Venice by Thomas Mann
19. Balkan Ghosts by Robert Kaplan
20. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T.E. Lawrence
21. A Stone's Throw by Ross A. Laird
22. Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart
23. Poisoned Relations by Georges Simenon
24. What We Talk About When We Talk About Love by Raymond Carver, and other stories
25. Adam's Navel by Michael Sims
26. A Tale of a Tub by Jonathan Swift
27. Letting Go by Philip Roth
28. Time for a Tiger by Anthony Burgess
29. The Enemy in the Blanket by Anthony Burgess
30. Beds in the East by Anthony Burgess
31. The Fugitive by Pramoedya Anana Toer
32. Oracle Bone by Lydia Kwa
33. Raffles of Singapore by Emily Hahn
34, The Accusation by Bandi
35. The Meursault Investigation by Kamel Daoud
36. Tide Players by Zha Jianying
37. Stories by Anton Chekhov
38. Straight to the Head by Fraser Nixon
39. The Letter Opener by Kyo Maclear
40. The End of East by Jen Sookfong Lee
41. Pedro Paramo by Juan Rulfo
42. The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
43. A Personal Anthology by Jorge Luis Borges
44. Lawrence in Arabia by Scott Anderson
45. Max Havelaar by Multatuli
46. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
47. The Memoirs of a Malayan Communist Revolutionary by Fong Chong Pik
48. Young and Malay. Eds. Ooi Kee Beng and Wan Hamidi Hamid
49. Exile:Conversations With Pramoedya Ananta Toer. With Andre Vltchek, Rossie Indira Vletchek, and Nagesh Rao
50. A Malaysian Journey by Rehman Rashid
51. The Stranger by Albert Camus
52. The Gambler by Fyodor Dostoevsky
53. The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolano
54. Selected Poems in Translation: Pablo Neruda, translated by AS Kline
55. Shanghai Grand by Taras Grescoe
56. The Malay Dilemma by Mahathir Mohamad
57. K. Das and the Tunku Tapes by Kua Kia Soong
58. Radicals: Resistance and Protest in Colonial Malaya by Syed Muhd Khairudin Aljunied
59. Red Star over Malaya by Cheah Boon Kheng
60. Malay Shadow Puppets: The Wayang Siam of Kelantan by Amin Sweeney
61. The Kuomintang Movement in British Malaya, 1912-1949, by CF Yong
62. The War of the Running Dogs by Noel Barber
63. From Majapahit to Putrajaya by Farish Noor
64. The Thugs, the Curtain Thief, and the Sugar Lord: Power, Politics, and Culture in Colonial Java by Ong Hok Ham
65. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
66. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford
67. If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin
68. The Way We Are by Margaret Vissier
69. Join the Revolution, Comrade! by Charles Foran
70. Children of the Alley by Naguib Mahfouz
71. The Sellout by Paul Beatty
72. On Writing by Stephen King
73. Neuromancer by William Gibson
74. The Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley
75. Heaven and Hell by Aldous Huxley
76. The Little Basket 2017 anthology by Fixi Novo
77. A Map of Glass by Jane Urquhart
78. Planet of the Apes by Pierre Boulle
79. The Last Crossing by Guy Vanderhaeghe
80. The Concubine's Children by Denise Chong
81. Bellydancer by SKY Lee
82. Redress: Inside the Japanese Canadian Call For Justice by Roy Miki
83. The Sacred Balance by David Suzuki with Amanda McConnell
84. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson
85. The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx
86. Grand Tours and Cook's Tours by Lynne Withey
87. The Farming of Bones by Edwidge Danticat
88. Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
89. Selected Stories of Lu Xun, trans. Yang Hsien-yi and Gladys Yang
90. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
91. Han Fei Tzu - trans. Watson Burton
92. The Shia Revival by Vali Nasr
93. Between Clay and Dust by Musharraf Ali Farooqi
94. Farewell to my Concubine by Lilian Lee
95. Various Positions: A Life of Leonard Cohen by Ira Nadel
96. The Golden Chersonese by Isabella Bird
97. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie
98. Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs
99. Runaway by Evelyn Lau
100. The Crippled Tree by Han Suyin

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