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TagsContemporary fiction (1,088), Mystery (840), Historical fiction (713), Translation (360), Memoir (231), Nonfiction (214), Gave away (208), ebook (186), Short stories (170), Read 2012 (126) — see all tags

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About meI am a lifelong reader and an enthusiastic library patron. I teach college English, so I am always looking for great new books to teach.

About my libraryI have a few thousand books (I'm still in the process of cataloging them)and am running out of space for them. The majority of my books are fiction although I read a lot of women's memoirs, too. The books are in no particular order although I will group like authors together sometimes. I like finding a book I forgot I had, so the random arrangement doesn't bother me, even though it means sometimes I buy a book I already own.

2 or fewer stars - Why on earth did I finish this?
2 1/2 stars - It's not totally without good points, but I wouldn't recommend it.
3 stars - I like it. It may appeal to others more than to me.
3 1/2 stars - I like it a lot.
4 stars - I love it.
4 1/2 stars - Almost perfect.
5 stars - Perfect.

Groups2020 Category Challenge, 75 Books Challenge for 2020, Club Read 2020, Reading Globally, Reading Globally II, TinyCat

Favorite authorsSherman Alexie, Julia Alvarez, Kate Atkinson, Margaret Atwood, A. S. Byatt, Michael Chabon, Louise Erdrich, William Faulkner, Jane Gardam, Siri Hustvedt, Penelope Lively, Alice Munro, Flannery O'Connor, Maggie O'Farrell, Meg Wolitzer (Shared favorites)

Favorite lists2020 Women's Prize for Fiction Longlist, Best Dystopias, Dystopian and Apocalyptic Literature

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Member sinceMay 12, 2010

Currently readingA Jury of Her Peers: Celebrating American Women Writers from Anne Bradstreet to Annie Proulx (Vintage) by Elaine Showalter
New Poets of Native Nations by Heid E. Erdrich
The Overstory: A Novel by Richard Powers

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