I list here books I read, nowadays primarily e-books and audio-books.
Literature for me is an art form, writing that has both artistic and intellectual value. Literary fiction, mostly classic, I read overwhelmingly in the first part of my life - poetry and prose. Non-fiction is what I prefer now.
I finished 51 books, almost all of them non-fiction.
My reading in the year of pandemic, 47 books, most nonfiction.
See my top 10 and the Full List
In 2019, I read 70 books.
Most of the books I remembered reading and found on Goodreads by January 2019.
The most pages I read in 2019 (21760).
To read, maybe:
I've been a librarian on GoodReads for many years, and I still save my reading list there. These are the 100 latest books I read, with ratings and occasional short notes, in addition to authors and titles.
At least half of them were audio books that I listened during exercising and simple errands like driving and shopping.
Listening to audiobooks saves me time and enriches my life, shielding me from the aspects of the reality I rather ignore.
View the book list with covers
Here are a few books I read this year, 2015, about filmmaking, with ratings.
I borrowed a photography book.
In my teenage years I read most of classic Russian literature:
Alexander Radishchev, Ivan Krylov, Alexander Griboyedov, Vasily Zhukovsky, Alexander Pushkin, Fyodor Tyutchev, Mikhail Lermontov, Nikolai Gogol, Aleksey Tolstoy, Ivan Turgenev, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Leo Tolstoy, Afanasy Fet, Nikolai Nekrasov, Alexander Ostrovsky, Ivan Goncharov, Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin, Nikolai Leskov, Anton Chekhov, Konstantin Balmont, Valery Bryusov, Alexander Blok, Anna Akhmatova, Nikolay Gumilyov, Sergei Yesenin, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Marina Tsvetaeva, Osip Mandelstam, Aleksandr Kuprin, Ivan Bunin, Leonid Andreyev, Velemir Khlebnikov, Yury Olesha, Fyodor Sologub, Yevgeny Zamyatin, Alexander Belyaev, Andrei Bely, Maxim Gorky, Isaac Babel, Andrei Platonov, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Nikolay Zabolotsky, Mikhail Zoshchenko, Nikolay Ostrovsky, Alexander Fadeyev, Mikhail Bulgakov, Daniil Kharms, Mikhail Sholokhov, Boris Pasternak, Nikolay Nosov, Korney Chukovsky, Samuil Marshak, Agnia Barto, Ilya Ilf, Yevgeny Petrov, Vladimir Nabokov, Joseph Brodsky, Victor Pelevin.
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