Reading Log

Excluding snatches of poetry, the odd chapter I re-read from books I had read half a dozen times already or books that I read the first chapter of and then discarded.

If I subsequently have bothered to write about the book, it's linked to the relevant post.

Monday, 18 January 2021

Terminally Fabulous: A Young Woman’s Fight for Dignity and Fabulousness on her Terminal Cancer Journey by Lisa and Geraldine Magill

Monday, 28 Decenber 2020

The Collected Stories of Rumpole by John Mortimer

Friday, 18 December 2020

Hombres buenos (Good Men) by Arturo Pérez-Reverte

Wednesday, 16 December 2020

The Sorrow of War by Bao Ninh

Monday, 14 December 2020

Sharpe’s Company by Bernard Cornwell

Saturday, 12 December 2020

HMS Unseen by Patrick Robinson

Wednesday, 9 December

Kilo Class by Patrick Robinson

Sunday, 6 December 2020

Nimitz Class by Patrick Robinson

Monday, 9 November 2020

El pintor de batallas (The Painter of Battles) by Arturo Pérez-Reverte

Sunday, 1 November 2020

Pushing Ice by Alastair Reynolds

Thursday, 29 October 2020

Moving Target by Elizabeth Moon

Saturday, 24 October 2020

El húsar by Arturo Pérez-Reverte

Monday, 19 October 2020

The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

Tuesday, 13 October 2020

Trading in Danger by Elizabeth Moon

Tuesday, 6 October 2020

Moorish Spain by Richard Fletcher

Thursday, 17 September 2020

El catolicismo explicado a las ovejas (Catholicism explained to the Sheep) by Juan Eslava Galán

Thursday, 10 September 2020

Huan-ti átka (Huan-ti’s Curse) by Leslie L. Lawrence

Tuesday, 8 September 2020

Fresh Off the Boat by Eddie Huang

Friday, 28 August 2020

South by Java Head by Alistair Maclean

Saturday, 22 August 2020

River of Death by Alistair Maclean

Wednesday, 19 August 2020

Run Silent, Run Deep by Commander Edward L. Beach, USN

Thursday, 13 August 2020

Death in Venice by Thomas Mann

Friday, 17 July 2020

Basho’s Journey: The Literary Prose of Matsuo Basho by Matsuo Basho

Saturday, 4 July 2020

The Heiké Story by Eiji Yoshikawa

Monday, 29 June 2020

Una historia de España by Arturo Pérez-Reverte

Friday, 5 June 2020

Rivers of Gold: The Rise of the Spanish Empire by Hugh Thomas

Friday, 29 May 2020

The Penguin Book of Brexit Cartoons

Monday, 25 May 2020

Freedom and Death by Nikos Kazantzakis

Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Sicily: A Short History from the Ancient Greeks to Cosa Nostra by John Julius Norwich

Thursday, 7 May 2020

A pirkadat (The Break of Day, Fortunes of France 6) by Robert Merle

Thursday, 30 April 2020

Szenvedélyes szeretet (Violent love, Fortunes of France 5) by Robert Merle

Thursday, 23 April 2020

Íme, a király! (League of Spies) by Robert Merle

Friday, 17 April 2020

Jó városunk, Párizs (Heretic Dawn) by Robert Merle

Friday, 3 April 2020

La tabla de Flandes (The Flanders Panel) by Arturo Pérez-Reverte

Sunday, 15 March 2020

The Wave by Morton Rhue

Friday, 6 March 2020

Autobiography of a Seaman by Admiral Lord Cochrane

Saturday, 29 February 2020

Bath Tangle by Georgette Heyer

Monday, 24 February 2020

Pigs Have Wings by P. G. Wodehouse

Friday, 14 February 2020

Lords of the Sea: How Athenian Trireme Battles Changed History by John R. Hale

Monday, 10 February 2020

Gesta Hungarorum (The Deeds of the Hungarians) by Anonymus

Thursday, 6 February 2020

A láthatatlan kolostor (The Invisible Monastery) by Leslie L. Lawrence

Friday, 31 January 2020

Tulpa by Leslie L. Lawrence

Monday, 27 January 2020

SPQR by Mary Beard

Friday, 24 January 2020

Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell

MOnday, 20 January 2020

Sharpe’s Eagle by Bernard Cornwell

Friday, 17 January 2020

Sharpe’s Gold by Bernard Cornwell

Sunday, 12 JANUARY 2020

Imperial Earth by Arthur C. Clarke

Thursday, 9 January 2020

The Ghost from the Grand Banks by Arthur C. Clarke

SATURDAY, 4 January 2020

Sharpe’s Siege by Bernard Cornwell

Thursday, 31 December 2019

The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Tuesday, 24 December 2019

Wodehouse at the Wicket by P. G. Wodehouse

Friday,  29 November 2019

Constantinople: The Last Great Siege, 1453 by Roger Crowley

Monday, 25 November 2019

El maestro de esgrima (The Fencing Master) by Arturo Pérez-Reverte

Monday, 4 November 2019

Sidi: Un relato de la frontera (Sidi: A Border Tale) by Arturo Pérez-Reverte

Friday, 1 November 2019

La escuadra costera (The Inshore Squadron) by Alexander Kent

Monday, 14 October 2019

Moral Letters to Lucilius / Letters from a Stoic by Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Nubes de tormenta (Signal – Close Action) by Alexander Kent

Friday, 4 October 2019

El buque insignia (The Flag Captain) by Alexander Kent

Friday, 27 September 2019

El héroe discreto (The Discreet Hero) by Mario Vargas Llosa

Saturday, 21 September 2019

Enemigo a la vista (Enemy in Sight) by Alexander Kent

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

En línea de combate (Form Line of Battle) by Alexander Kent

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Bailén by Benito Pérez Galdós

Monday, 2 September 2019

South from Granada by Gerald Brenan

Friday, 26 July 2019

Musashi by Eiji Yoshikawa

Wednesday, 24 July 2019

The Test by Nathan Leamon

Friday, 19 July 2019

El  19 marzo y el 2 de mayo (19th March and 2nd May) by Benito Pérez Galdós

Tuesday, 16 July 2019

The Great Betrayal: The Great Siege of Constantinople by Ernle Bradford

Monday, 15 July 2019

The Duel by Joseph Conrad

Monday, 24 June 2019

Once to Sinai: The Further Pilgrimage of Friar Felix Fabri by H. F. M. Prescott

Wednesday, 6 June 2019

La corte de Carlos IV (The Court of Charles IV) by Benito Pérez Galdós

Friday, 24 May 2019

Isla del tesoro (Treasure Island) by Robert Louis Stevenson

Saturday, 18 May 2019

Why Is Art Full of Naked People? by Susie Hodge

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

King Jesus by Robert Graves

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Zen Culture by Thomas Hoover

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Jádegyűrű-lépéses ​mandarinkacsa-rúgás (Step of Jade Ring, Leg of Mandarin Duck) by András Tótisz

Thursday, 18 April 2019

Fundación y Tierra (Foundation and Earth) by Isaac Asimov

Friday, 5 April 2019

Los limites de la fundación (Foundation’s Edge) by Isaac Asimov

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

1000 sitios que ver en España al menos una vez en la vida (1000 Places to See in Spain at least Once in Life) by Juan Eslava Galán

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Don Quijote de La Mancha by Miguel Cervantes de Saavedra

Monday, 18 March 2019

Kozmikus főnyeremény (Dimension of Miracles) by Robert Sheckley

Friday, 15 March 2019

A rodzsungok kolostora (The Monastery of Ro-langs) by Leslie L. Lawrence

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

La Rubaiyat de Omar Khayyam (The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam) by Omar Khayyam

Sunday, 17 February 2019

Diario del gran asedio de Malta 1565 (The Great Siege of Malta 1565) by Francisco Balbi de Correggio

Friday, 15 February 2019

Segunda Fundación (Second Foundation) by Isaac Asimov

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Fundación e Imperio (Foundation and Empire) by Isaac Asimov

Friday, 8 February 2019

Fundación (Foundation) by Isaac Asimov

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

La vida, el universo y todo lo demás (Life, the Universe and Everything) by Douglas Adams

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

El restaurante del fin del mundo (The Restaurant at the End of the Universe) by Douglas Adams

Thursday, 3 January 2019

Guía del autoestopista galáctico (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) by Douglas Adams

Tuesday, 25 December 2018

The Radetzky March by Joseph Roth

Sunday, 9 December 2018

Fiesta (The Sun Also Rises) by Ernest Hemingway

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Uncompromising Honor by David Weber

Saturday, 3 November 2018

Una historia de la guerra civil que no va a gustar a nadie (A History of the Civil War that Nobody’s Going to Like) by Juan Eslava Galán

Friday, 19 October 2018

The Diary of an Idle Woman in Sicily by Frances Elliot

Friday, 5 October 2018

El codigo Da Vinci (The Da Vinci Code)by Dan Brown

Sunday, 23 September 2018

Yo, robot (I, Robot) by Isaac Asimov

Monday, 27 August 2018

Old Court Life in Spain by Frances Elliott

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Vivo o muerto (Dead or Alive) by Tom Clancy

Friday, 20 July 2018

Estado de sitio (State of Siege) by Tom Clancy

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Magellan by Stefan Zweig

Thursday, 31 May 2018

The History of Zen by Thomas Hoover

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Cita dorada (Golden Rendezvous) by Alistair MacLean

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Hombres de armas (Men at Arms) by Terry Pratchett

Thursday, 26 April 2018

¡Guardias! ¡Guardias! (Guards! Guards!) by Terry Pratchett

Sunday, 22 April 2018

The Samurai by Shusaku Endo

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Matar a Leonardo da Vinci (To Kill Leonardo da Vinci) by Christian Gálvez

Sunday, 8 April 2018

The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Pilgrim of Hate by Ellis Peters

Monday, 2 APRIL 2018

An Excellent Mystery by Ellis Peters

Friday, 16 March 2018

A Rising Thunder by David Weber

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Mission of Honor by David Weber

Murphy’s Law And Other Reasons Why Things Go Wrong by Arthur Bloch

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

At All Costs by David Weber

Friday, 23 February 2018

War of Honor by David Weber

Saturday, 3 February 2018

Ashes of Victory by David Weber

Saturday, 27 January 2018

Echoes of Honor by David Weber

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

In Enemy Hands by David Weber

Delphi: A History of the Centre of the Ancient World by Michael Scott

Friday, 12 January 2018

Honour Among Enemies by David Weber

Monday, 8 January 2018

Flag in Exile by David Weber

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Field of Dishonour by David Weber

Monday, 1 January 2018

The Short Victorious War by David Weber

Thursday, 28 December 2017

The Honour of the Queen by David Weber

Monday, 25 December 2017

On Basilisk Station by David Weber

Saturday, 23 December 2017

Captain Brand of the “Centipede” by Harry Gringo

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Childhood’s End by Arthur C. Clarke

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

The Wanderings of Brother Felix Fabri by Felix Fabri

Thursday, 14 December 2017

The Three Cutters by Captain Frederick Marryat

Monday, 11 December 2017

The Pirate by Captain Frederick Marryat

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Vida de este capitán (The Life of This Captain) by Alonso de Contreras

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Quién mató a Palomino Molero? (Who Killed Palomino Molero?) by Mario Vargas LLosa

FRiday, 10 November 2017

Silence by Shusaku Endo

Monday, 6 November 2107

The Golden Rendezvous by Alistair Maclean

Friday, 3 November 2017

Santorini by Alistair Maclean

Monday, 30 October 2017

Piszkos Fred közbelép (Dirty Fred Intervenes) by Jenő Rejtő

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

A három testőr Afrikában (The Three Musketeers in Africa) by Jenő Rejtő

Monday, 16 October 2017

Full Moon by P. G. Wodehouse

Saturday, 14 October 2017

A hódító (The Conqueror) by Ivan Olbracht

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Shogun by James Clavell

Friday, 6 october 2017

Why Read the Classics? by Italo Calvino

Monday, 2 October 2017

Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote

Friday, 22 September 2017

Captain Blood by Rafael Sabatini

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

A Cup of Sake Beneath the Cherry Trees by Yoshida Kenko

Saturday, 9 September 2017

The Narrow Road to the Deep North and Other Travel Sketches by Matsuo Basho

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Tao Teh King by Lao Tzu

Monday, 28 August 2017

Los barcos se pierden en tierra (Ships Are Lost on Land) by Arturo Pérez-Reverte

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Misterioso asesinato en casa de Cervantes (Mysterious Murder in the House of Cervantes) by Juan Esclava Galán

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Kerengő (Cloister) by György Spiró

Friday, 4 August 2017:

Os Lusíadas: em Banda Desenhada (The Lusiads: in Comics) by Luís Vaz de Camões & José Ruy

Sunday 30 July 2017

Conquerors: How Portugal Forged the First Global Empire by Roger Crowley

Sunday 9 July 2017

Julianus barát (Brother Julian) by János Kodolányi

Friday, 7 July 2017

2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke

Friday, 30 June 2017

Abducting a General: The Kreipe Operation and SOE in Crete by Patrick Leigh Fermor

Monday, 29 May 2017

La carta esférica (The Nautical Chart) by Arturo Pérez-Reverte

Friday, 26 May 2017

Elephant Bill by Lt.-Col. J. H. Williams

Thursday, 17 May 2017

Trafalgar by Benito Pérez Galdós

Monday, 15 May 2017

Perzsa levelek (Persian Letters) by Charles-Louis de Secondat de Montesquieu

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Don Quijote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes

Thursday, 27 April 2017

The Persians by Aeschylus
El juguete rabioso by Roberto Arlt

Friday, 7 April 2017

Roads to Santiago: Detours and Riddles in the Lands and History of Spain by Cees Nooteboom

Friday, 24 March 2017

Ad infinitum: A Biography of Latin by Nicholas Ostler

Monday, 20 March 2017

The Elephant Whisperer by Lawrence Anthony with Graham Spence

Saturday, 18 March 2017

The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Canoeing in the Wilderness by Henry David Thoreau

Sunday, 12 February 2017

El asedio (The Siege) by Arturo Pérez-Reverte

Saturday, 11 February 2017

A gyertyák csonkig égnek (Embers) by Sándor Márai

Friday, 10 February 2017

Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs by Henry Carroll

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Roumeli: Travels in Northern Greece by Patrick Leigh Fermor

Monday, 16 January 2017

Falcó by Arturo Pérez-Reverte

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Historia de España contada para escépticos (The History of Spain Told for Sceptics) by Juan Eslava Galán

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Final Assault by Stephen Ames Berry

Saturday, 19 November 2016

The AI War by Stephen Ames Berry

Friday, 18 November 2016

The Battle for Terra Two by Stephen Ames Berry

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

The Biofab War by Stephen Ames Berry

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative by Austin Kleon
Show Your Work! 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered by Austin Kleon

Wednesday, 28 September 2106

Háború és béke (War and Peace) by Leo Tolstoy

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Anabasis (The Persian Expedition) by Xenophon

Friday, 2 September 2016

The World Encompassed by Sir Francis Drake

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

La historia de España sin los trozos aburridos (The History of Spain Without the Boring Bits) by Fernando Garcés Blázquez

Sunday, 21 August 2016

A három testőr (The Three Musketeers) by Alexandre Dumas

Monday, 8 August 2016

El club Dumas (The Dumas Club) by Arturo Pérez-Reverte

Saturday, 6 August 2016

The Periodic Table by Primo Levi

Sunday, 31 July 2016

La fragata Sirena (The Frigate Sirena) by Luis Delgado Bañón

Saturday, 23 July 2016

The Bible in Spain by George Borrow
The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder

Monday, 18 July 2016

Empires of the Sea: The Final Battle for the Mediterranean, 1521-1580 by Roger Crowley

Sunday, 17 July 2016

A Moment of War by Laurie Lee

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Sum: Tales from the Afterlives by David Eagleman

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning by Laurie Lee

Sunday, 10 July 2016

A Rose for the Winter by Laurie Lee

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

The Toll-Gate by Georgette Heyer

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Little Cabbages by George Mikes

Saturday, 18 June 2016

Mortal Passion by George Mikes

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Noticia de un secuestro (News of a Kidnapping) by Gabriel García Márquez

Monday, 13 June 2016

Waterhouse on Newspaper Style by Keith Waterhouse

Saturday, 4 June 2016

Un día de cólera (A Day of Anger) by Arturo Pérez-Reverte

Monday, 30 May 2016

Tales of the Alhambra by Washington Irving

Sunday, 15 May 2016

The Wind Off the Island: Voyage to the Playground of the Gods by Ernle Bradford

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

España desde el bar (Spain from the bar) by Joan Planas

Saturday, 30 April 2016

Problemski Hotel by Dimitri Verhulst

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Los que duermen (Those Who Sleep) by Juan Gómez Bárcena

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

El puente de los asesinos (The Bridge of Assassins) by Arturo Pérez-Reverte

Monday, 11 April 2016

Corsarios de Levante (The Pirates of the Levant) by Arturo Pérez-Reverte

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

El caballero del jubón amarillo (The Man in the Yellow Doublet) by Arturo Pérez-Reverte

Monday, 4 April 2016

El oro del rey (The King’s Gold) by Arturo Pérez-Reverte

Thursday, 31 March 2016

City of Fortune: How Venice Won and Lost a Naval Empire by Roger Crowley

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

El sol de Breda (The Sun Over Breda) by Arturo Pérez-Reverte

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Limpieza de sangre (Purity of Blood) by Arturo Pérez-Reverte

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

El capitán Alatriste (Captain Alatriste) by Arturo Pérez-Reverte

Saturday, 5 March 2016

The Way of Herodotus: Travels with the Man Who Invented History by Justin Marozzi

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Slaughterhouse-5 by Kurt Vonnegut

Friday, 19 February 2016

Mani: Travels in the Southern Peloponnese by Patrick Leigh Fermor

Friday, 19 February 2016

Five Black Ships by Napoleón Baccino Ponce de León

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Moscow Stations by Venedikt Yerofeev

Sunday, 14 February 2016

The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes

Sunday, 7 February 2016

The Journeying Moon: Sailing into History by Ernle Bradford

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

33 Days by Léon Werth

Saturday, 23 January 2016

The Odyssey by Homer

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Seven Ancient Wonders by Matthew Reilly

Friday, 1 January 2016

Ulysses Found by Ernle Bradford

Sunday, 27 December 2015

Shooting Stars: Ten Historical Miniatures by Stefan Zweig

Monday, 21 December 2015

Lituma en los Andes (Death in the Andes) by Mario Vargas Llosa

Saturday, 19 December 2015

Red Strangers by Elspeth Huxley

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Paisajes del alma (Landscapes of the Soul) by Miguel de Unamuno

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Az aranytemplom (The Temple of the Golden Pavilion) by Yukio Mishima

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Sayings of Spartans (Morals III) by Plutarch

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Spain: What Everybody Needs to Know by William Chislett

Friday, 27 November 2015

Ransom by David Malouf

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

La fragata Princesa (The Frigate Princesa) by Luis Delgado Bañón

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Diarios de motocicleta: Notas de viaje por America Latina (The Motorcycle Diaries) by Ernesto “Che” Guevara

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

The Kapillan of Malta by Nicholas Montserrat

Saturday, 24 October 2015

The Great Siege: Malta 1565 by Ernle Bradford

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

A hadirepülő (Flight to Arras) by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Az ember földje (Wind, Sand and Stars) by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Éjszakai repülés (Night Flight) by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Crónica de una muerte anunciada (Chronicle of a Death Foretold) by Gabriel García Márquez

Sunday, 4 October 2015

A déli futárgép (Southern Mail) by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Libertad de acción (With All Despatch) by Alexander Kent

Sunday, 23 August 2015

The Mighty Dead: Why Homer Matters by Adam Nicolson

Monday, 3 August 2015

De amor y de sombra (Of Love and Shadows) by Isabel Allende

Saturday, 1 August 2015

The Complete Little World of Don Camillo by Giovanni Guareschi

Friday, 31 July 2015

El coronel no tiene quien le escriba (No One Writes to the Colonel) by Gabriel García Márquez

Friday, 24 July 2015

Commander: The Life and Exploits of Britain’s Greatest Frigate Captain by Stephen Taylor
Aires de motín (Passage to Mutiny) by Alexander Kent

Sunday, 24 July 2015