14. The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett
Comedic yet filled with intrigue due to the element of a murder mystery | Grand Budapest Hotel definitely took some notes from this novella (in addition to Stefan Zweig's memoir) | British-American relations in early 20th century is always entertaining – aristocratic traditions versus the emerging capitalist millionaire
15. An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro
Evoking memories from a bygone era as told by an aged fictionalized Japanese painter of repute in which ideologies either made or broke your career. | Interesting to hear Japanese perspective following the aftermath of World War II
16. Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysic of Morals by Immanuel Kant
Took fair amount of mental effort and re-reading to get through certain passages, but glad to have plowed through. | Working out Kant's arguments via diagrams helps. | Lewis Carroll's Four Rules for Digesting Information and Mastering the Art of Reading applies here.
17. Amerika by Franz Kafka
Train reading en route to Prague to pay homage to the Czech writer.