Life Journal

Books read

Books read

Haphazard list, lots missing…

2022
Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
Michel the Giant: An African in Greenland – Tété-Michel Kpomassie (got this after Listening to interview with him on Outlook)
Everything I know about love (after watching on BBC) – Dolly Alderton
My first years in London – L Golubov
Teenage years in Brazil 1984-1989 – L Golubov (proof reading)
Vidas Secas – Graciliano Ramos
Ghosts – Dolly Alderton
My Body – Emily Ratajkowski
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2021
The White Tiger – Aravind Adiga
Twas the night shift before Christmas – Adam Kay
A Caverna – Jose Saramango
Standard Deviation – Catherine Heiny
Molly’s Game – Molly Bloom
Memorias de um sargento de milicia – Manuel Antonio De Almeida
Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
The Periodic Table – Primo Levi
Queenie – Candice Carty Williams
O Cortico – Aluisio Azevedo * (AMAZING!)
I came here to take your job – Eva S.
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2020
I takes blood and guts – Skin
Lady Sings the Blues – Billie Holiday
Normal People – Sally Rooney
Catch-22 – Joseph Heller
The laughing baby – Caspar Addyman
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2019
You Then, Me Now – Nick Alexander
Twelve years a slave – Solomon Northup
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2018
Big Little Lies – Liane Moriarty
https://capoeira.tootington.com/2019/capoeira-reading-list/ I read a lot of books about Capoeira in 2015-2019
Nage – Fred Abreu (Had to import from France, rare and expensive, I gave it to Mestre Poncianinho after I read it)
How to talk so little kids will listen – Joanna Faber & Julie King
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2017
Just Kids – Patti Smith
The Art of Taking Action: Lessons from Japanese Psychology – Gregg Krech
The Circle – Dave Eggers
Wild: A Journey from Lost to Found – Cheryl Strayed
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2015
Ham on Rye & Post Office * – Charles Bukowski
Capoeira: Roots of the Dance-Fight-Game – Nestor Capoeira
Help Yourself – Caspar Addyman

Found this old list
* means I read before
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Red Mars – Kim Stanley Robinson – February 2012
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The Shock Doctrine – Naomi Klein – Jan 2011
Booky Wook 2 – Russel Brand – Jan 2011
You are not a gadget – Jaron Lanier – Jan/Feb 2011
Teenagers! Rob Parsons – Feb 2011
Never Let Me Go, Ishiguro, Kazuo – Mar/Apr 2011
Life of Pi – Yann Martel – Apr 2011 (Book of the year!)
The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook: Your Self-Treatment for Pain Relief – Claire Davies – June 2011
Capoeira Conditioning: How to Build Strength, Agility, and Cardiovascular Fitness Using Capoeira Movements – Gerrard Taylor – June 2011
Diary of a Nobody – George Grossmith – June 2011
The Magical Maze: Seeing the World Through Mathematical Eyes – Ian Stuart – June 2011
One Day – David Nicholls – August 2011
The Book of Human Skin – Michelle Lovric – September 2011 – gave up halfway through
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A Hora Da Estrela by Clarice Lispector – Jan 2010
How to be Free by Tom Hodgkinson – Jan 2010
Nineteen Eighty-Four George Orwell – Feb 2010 *
One-Straw Revolution by Masanobu Fukuoka – March 2010
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde – March 2010 *
An Unsocial Socialist by Bernard Shaw – March/April 2010
Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoevsky April 2010
The Greatest Show on Earth – Richard Dawkins – May 2010
The Corporation by Joel Bakan – June 2010
Ana Karenina – Tolstoi Aug/Sep 2010
Why does E=mc2 – Brian Cox/Jeff Forshaw – Sep 2010
The Grand Design – Stephen Hawking, Leonard Mlodinow – Oct 2010
The girl who kicked horn’s nests – Aug/Sep/Oct 2010 – gave up, wasn’t really enjoying it.
The Shock Doctrine – Naomi Klein – Dec 2010
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