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Book 13 (2014)

  1. Berger, John — Ways of Seeing (149 pages)
  2. Vonnegut, Kurt — God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian (72 pages)
  3. Roth, Joseph — The Legend of the Holy Drinker (100 pages)
  4. Hrabal, Bohumil — Closely Observed Trains (87 pages)
  5. Bloomfield, Barbara & Chris Radley — Couple Therapy: Dramas of Love and Sex (171 pages)
  6. Feist, Raymond E. — Magician (689 pages)
  7. Feist, Raymond E. — Silverthorn (424 pages)
  8. Faber, Michael — Under the Skin (296 pages)
  9. Gourevitch, Philip — We wish to inform you that tomorrow we will be killed with our families: Stories from Rwanda (351 pages)
  10. Feist, Raymond E. — A Darkness at Sethanon (518 pages)
  11. Remarque, Erich Maria — All Quiet on the Western Front (215 pages)
  12. Jones, Gwyneth — White Queen (318 pages)
  13. Strunk, William, Jr., and E. B. White — The Elements of Style (104 pages)
Page count
3494
book cover: The Elements of Style.

I have long wanted to read The Elements of Style. Maybe it is somewhat perverse that someone should want to read a book on style and grammar for fun, but there you go.

Yes, it's a classic, you've all heard of it — and now I know why. It's direct, it's clear, it's informative, and it's fun. Really. I had no idea this sort of book could be so enjoyable.

More importantly, though, it makes me a more confident reader and writer. I confirmed several of the "rules" I thought I knew but wasn't sure of, realised where I was wrong, and learned new concepts. I plan to revisit this little book often and would recommend it to everyone.

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