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About meCurrently in Munich, I grew up in Canada (Edmonton and London), went to university in Arizona and have lived since in England (Warwick and Wantage), France (Paris), Germany (Munich) and South Carolina (Greenville).

I'm spending two or three years in Germany, working on my language skills, showing the kids around central Europe and reading the sizable stack of books I brought along.

About my libraryBest Books of 2015 (under construction)
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Best Books of 2014

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin by Timothy Snyder
Gillespie and I by Jane Harris
A Month in the Country by J.L. Carr
The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
The Post Office Girl by Stefan Zweig
History of the Rain by Niall Williams

Best Books of 2013

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
The Collector by John Fowles
The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
Salvation on Sand Mountain by Dennis Covington
In Europe: Travels Through the Twentieth Century by Geert Mak
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
The Tenth of December by George Saunders

Best Books of 2012

The Gormenghast Trilogy by Mervyn Peake
The Invisible Ones by Stef Penney
The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood
Middlemarch by George Eliot
Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Best Books of 2011

The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers by Thomas Mullen.
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin.
Doc by Mary Doria Russell.
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins.
Hark a Vagrant by Kate Beaton.
A Place of Greater Safety by Hilary Mantel.

Best Books of 2010

One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson.
The Cutting Room by Louise Welsh.
Queenpin by Megan Abbott.
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell.
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel.
Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky.
Fingersmith by Sarah Waters.

Best Books of 2009

The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.
A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway.
Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven by Susan Jane Gilman.
The Likeness by Tana French.
Scottsboro by Ellen Feldman.
The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan.

Groups1010 Category Challenge, 2013 Category Challenge, 2014 Category Challenge, 2015 Category Challenge, 999 Challenge, Alphabet Challenges, Booker Prize, Books off the Shelf Challenge, Canadian Fiction/Non-Fiction Reading Challenge, CBC's Canada Reads Fansshow all groups

Favorite authorsMegan Abbott, Kate Atkinson, Jane Austen, Louis de Bernières, Benjamin Black, Fred Clark, Michael Dibdin, David Ebershoff, Sebastian Faulks, Ernest Hemingway, Guy Gavriel Kay, Philip Kerr, Marian Keyes, Dennis Lehane, Henning Mankell, Ian McEwan, Denise Mina, David Mitchell, L. M. Montgomery, Thomas Mullen, George Orwell, Dorothy Parker, Tom Perrotta, Ian Rankin, Cornelia Read, Ruth Rendell, David Sedaris, Carol Shields (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresBooks to be Red, Edisto Bookstore, Words' Worth

Favorite librariesGreenville County Library System (Ramsey Family Branch)

Favorite lists2014 Tournament of Books

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Real nameAlison Kay Hardtmann

LocationMunich, Germany

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceFeb 22, 2008

Currently readingBarrel Fever: Stories and Essays by David Sedaris
The Gift of Rain: A Novel by Tan Twan Eng
Schändung by Jussi Adler-Olsen
Midnight in Europe : a novel by Alan Furst
Er ist wieder da: Der Roman by Timur Vermes
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