Laurie Anderson's reading list

By The Happy Reader

By The Happy Reader

As part of our fascinating interview with Laurie Anderson, in Issue 12 of the Happy Reader, she shared her unusual vision for a reading holiday, taking a collection of books to the Dutch city of Groningen. 'Which books?' we asked. Here are five of the books she shared.


The End: My Struggle Book 6

Karl Ove Knausgaard

£12.99 £12.34

'I just bought this book yesterday during the day-long Senate confirmation hearing. I stood in the bookstore watching things unfold on my iPhone as Brett [Kavanaugh] and Christine [Blasey Ford] rehashed their high school days. Who does the past belong to? I'm looking forward to reading the emails of some of Karl Ove's subjects. I'm eager for many reasons to find out how everyone deals with being written about. And what it feels like to look at radically different versions of the "same" events.'

The Way We Live Now

Anthony Trollope

£9.99 £9.49

'I love practically everything about nineteenth-century London and this one is full of the wackiest chracters.'

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colourblindness

Michelle Alexander

£9.99 £9.49

'Still a classic on the subject.'

CoDex 1962


£9.99 £9.49

'A long book of fanciful interlocking tales.'

Lost Children Archive

Valeria Luiselli

£9.99 £9.49

'A road trip that involves the last of things - as in Mohicans.'

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