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Friday, December 19, 2014

Elliotsreading Fifth Anniversary: The Top Ten Books (I've Read) Over the Past Five Years

Today marks the 5th anniversary of this blog, elliotsreading; as I noted when I began this enterprise, I've decided to post a daily reflection on what I'm reading for a couple of reasons: to make myself a better and more attentive reader (of literature) and to share ideas and thoughts with family, friends, and others who for one reason or another may stumble upon this blog. Thanks for your attention and comments! I believe I have not missed a day over these five years, though there may have been one or two days when the posting was delayed because I was traveling "off the grid." I recognition of this five-year anniversary, I've looked back and come up with the list of the best books I've read over the past five years. Unsurprisingly, most of these books are classics rather than contemporaries.

Elliotsreading Fifth Anniversary: The Top Ten Books (I've Read) Over the Past Five Years:

Don Quixote, by Miguel de Cervantes (Edith Grossman translation)

Dubliners, by James Joyce 

Madame Bovary, by Gustave Flaubert (Lydia Davis translation)

Middlemarch, by George Eliot.

Moby-Dick, by Herman Melville

Selected Stories, by William Trevor

Selected Stories, 1968-1994, by Alice Munro

Selected Stories of Anton Chekhov (Pevear-Volokhonsky translation)

Swann's Way, by Marcel Proust (Lydia Davis translation)

War and Peace, by Leo Tolstoy (Pevear-Volokhonsky translation)

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