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Member: Berly

CollectionsYour library (1,119), Wishlist (39), Currently reading (3), To read (4), Read but unowned (1), Favorites (1), All collections (1,158)

Reviews163 reviews

TagsFiction (609), 2009 (81), Non-Fiction (63), 2010 (62), 2012 (62), 2014 (58), 2011 (55), Classic (51), Romance (51), Children's (44) — see all tags

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About meI am a former editor and writer. If I don't have a TBR pile by my bed, I can't sleep! I am the mom of three kids (see pictures) and often read to them at night, so some notable Children's selections will be on my list. I am the Director of Marketing and Accounting for a small start-up company called Clarus Water Solutions. I also love TKD. And working in glass.

About my library


My library is composed of books I have read. I have a small wish list for books that I want to read. I don't differentiate between those I've borrowed or those I own. I like to read mostly Fiction, but can be persuaded to try almost any genre.

You can find my current thread here:

https://www.librarything.com/topic/175255

Favorites from 2013

The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald 5.0
Brewster, by Mark Slouka 5.0
The Chocolate War, by Robert Cormier--A Banned Book!! 4.0
The Panopticon, by Jenni Fagan 4.5
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs 4.0
The Dog Stars, by Peter Heller 5.0
What Alice Forgot, by Liane Moriarty 5.0
Round House, by Louise Erdrich 4.5
With or Without You, by Domenica Ruta 5.0
The Death of Bees, by Lisa O'Connell 4.5
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot 5.0
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain 5.0
The Fifty Year Sword by Mark Z. Danielewski 4.0
Morgue Drawer Next Door, Jutta Profijt 4.0
Sacre Bleu by Christopher Moore 5.0
A Million Heavens by John Brandon 4.5
When She Woke by Hilary Jordan 5.0

Favorites from 2012
Chess Story, by Stefan Zweig
Catching Fire, by Suzanne Collins
Somebody Tell Aunt Tillie She's Dead, by Christiana Miller
1Q84, by Haruki Murakami
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
The Book of Jonah, by Stephen Dau
Never Let me Go, by Kazuo Ishiguro
A Million Heavens, by John Brandon
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

Honorable Mentions

Morgue Drawer Four, by Jutta Profijt
Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
The Messenger by Lois Lowry
The Solitude of Prime Numbers by Paolo Giordano
The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma
Fifty Shades of Gray maybe not so honorable, but amusing!

Here are my favorites from 2011 (in no particular order)
Charlie Bone Series, by Jenny Nimmo (YA)
The Ask and the Answer, by Patrick Ness
Cloud Atlas, by David Mitchell
The Tiger's Wife, by Tea Obreht
A Discovery of Witches, by Deborah Harkness
Little Bee, by Chris Cleave
Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern
Spooner, by Pete Dexter
The Invention of Hugo Cabret, by Brian Selznick
The Vanishers, by Heidi Julavits
Life Itself, by Roger Ebert

Favorites from 2010 include:
Shades of Gray, by Jasper Fforde
The Widow Clicquot, by Tilar J, Mazzeo
The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein
The Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Muriel Barberry
The Lonely Polygamist, by Brady Udall
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, by Aimee Bender
The Help, by Kathryn Stockett
Author Patricia Briggs

and 2009
The Fool, Christopher Moore
The Cry of the Sloth, Sam Savage
Half Broke Horses, Jeanette Walls
The Twin, Gerbrand Bakker
Inkspell, Cornelia Funke
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian, Sherman Alexie
A Reliable Wife, Robert Goolrick
Last Night in Montreal, Emily St John Mandel
The Last Bridge, Teri Coyne
The Book Thief, Marcus Zusak
A Thousand Spendid Suns, Hosseini
Lamb, Christopher Moore
Tinkers, Paul Harding
The Secret Scripture, Sebastian Barry

Groups100 Books in 2009 Challenge, 1010 Category Challenge, 75 Books Challenge for 2009, 75 Books Challenge for 2010, 75 Books Challenge for 2011, 75 Books Challenge for 2012, 75 Books Challenge for 2013, 75 Books Challenge for 2014, Fourth Place, Girlybooksshow all groups

Favorite authorsLouisa May Alcott, Margaret Atwood, Jane Austen, Richard Bach, Charlotte Brontë, Agatha Christie, Charles Dickens, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Louise Erdrich, Jasper Fforde, Stephen King, C. S. Lewis, Stephenie Meyer, Christopher Moore, Ann Patchett, Jodi Picoult, Nora Roberts, J. K. Rowling, William Shakespeare, Leo Tolstoy, Anne Tyler, Jules Verne (Shared favorites)

VenuesFavorites

Favorite bookstoresAnnie Bloom's Books, Powell's City of Books (Portland)

Favorite librariesMultnomah County Library - Capitol Hill Branch, Multnomah County Library - Hillsdale Branch

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Real nameKim as in Kim(berly)

LocationPortland, OR

Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs /profile/Berly (profile)
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Member sinceDec 2, 2008

Currently readingWillow by Julia Hoban
Storyteller : the authorized biography of Roald Dahl by Donald Sturrock
All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews

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