Journalist and author Laura Fraser ’82: Her favorite books of 2011

February 3, 2012 / Friendly URL:

[Laura Fraser ’82]Also an avid reader (averaging one book a week), writer Laura Fraser ’82 picks ten of her favorites that she read last year.

“I’ve kept a list of all the books I’ve read since I was about 13 years old. Below is the complete list of the books I read in 2011. You can read the rest of the list on my website.

“From this list–which this year, ended up being about a book a week–I’ve picked my ten of my favorites. Not all of these were published this year, but I just encountered them this year. I left out old favorites that I read again–Jane Austen, Gabriel Garcia Marquez (though reading Love in the Time of Cholera in Spanish was an entirely new experience). I have also left out Paul Auster, because I love everything Paul Auster writes, so why go over old territory. Here, in no particular order:

“1. 1Q84, by Haruki Murakami.

“This book was over 900 pages, but I flew through it. It was a gripping thriller, with the spare language and quirky details I love in Murakami.”

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