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About meMy top ten books for 2012 were:

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
Plainsong by Kent Haruf
The Colour of Milk by Nell Leyshon
The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt
A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry
Gillespie and I by Jane Harris
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

Top 10 reads for 2014
The Orenda by Joseph Boyden
Madness: A Memoir by Kate Richards
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Ann Jacobs
Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
This House of Grief: The Story of a Murder Trial by Helen Garner
Magda by Meike Ziervogel
Journal by Helene Berr
Whisky Charlie Foxtrot by Annabel Smith
The Girl with all the Gifts by M R Carey


Favorite authorsPat Barker, Sebastian Barry, Geraldine Brooks, Peter FitzSimons, Philippa Gregory, Kate Grenville, Sonya Hartnett, Kent Haruf, Jennifer Johnston, Toni Jordan, Wally Lamb, Cormac McCarthy, Ann Patchett, Sharon Kay Penman, Anita Shreve, Anne Tyler, Markus Zusak (Shared favorites)

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Real nameSharon

LocationMelbourne, Australia

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Member sinceOct 24, 2011

Currently readingJoyful Strains: Making Australia Home by Kent MacCarter
Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta
The Hands by Stephen Orr

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