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CollectionsYour library (794), Wishlist (30), All collections (821)

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TagsEuropean Literature (81), Read in 2017 (75), Read in 2018 (63), Memoir (56), American fiction (56), American Literature (48), Birds (32), Swedish Literature (24), British Literature (24), Wishlist (23) — see all tags

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About meI am drawn to reading globally, different times, different places. I love multi generational fiction,a good memoir,and literature dealing with the immigration/exile experience.

About my libraryMy library is a log of the books I have read, more or less recently,in the last 10 years or so. They include the books that I have kept track of plus some very favorite books I could never forget. I also have a few wishlist books.

Some favorite reads of 2017:

Everyman Dies Alone Hans Fallada
White Rage Carol Anderson
War and Turpentine Stefan Hertmans
Seven Houses in France Bernardo Atxarga
Cry the Beloved Country Alan Paton
A Gentleman from Moscow Amor Towles
Hand Me Down World Lloyd Jones
Gregorius Bengt Ohlsson
Merivel Rose Remain
Measuring Time Helon Habila
The Account of the Decline of the Great Auk Jessie Greengrass
The Great Derangement Amitav Ghosh

23/75 translated, 4 non-fiction, 2 memoirs 23/75 women authors

Favorite Books of 2016:

Under a Cruel Star: A Life in Prague 1941-1968 Heda Kovaly
Too Late the Phalarope Alan Paton
An Unnecessary Woman Rabih Alameddine
Fifth Business Robertson Davies
In Other Words Jhumpa Lahiri
And After Many Days Jawor Ile
Expedition to the Baobob Tree Wilma Stockenstrom
In an Antique Land Amitov Ghosh
We are Called to Rise Laura McBride
Brother I'm Dying Edwige Danticat

26/78 translated,

Here are some of my favorite books of 2015: great writing, narrative, the whole shebang:
Arctic Summer Damon Galgut
The Waitress was New Dominique Fabre
In a Strange Room Damon Galgut
To Each His Own Leonardo Sciascia
The Emporer's Tomb Joseph Roth
The Carpenter's Pencil Manuel Rivas
All the Living C.E. Morgan
A Distant Shore Caryl Phillips
Independent People Halldor Laxness
The Fishermen Chigozie Obioma
A Discreet Hero Mario Vargas Llosa
Galore Michael Crummy
The Sojourn Andrew Krivak

Non Fiction:
Train in Winter Caroline Moorehead
Beak of the FinchJonathan Weiner
In the Heart of the Sea Nathaniel Philbrook

Groups75 Books Challenge for 2015, 75 Books Challenge for 2016, Birds, Birding & Books, Reading Globally, Swedish Thing

Favorite authorsLeila Aboulela, Andrea Barrett, Louis De Bernières, Wayson Choy, John Crowley, Junot Díaz, Per Olov Enquist, Damon Galgut, Amitav Ghosh, Abdulrazak Gurnah, Peter Hessler, Tahar Ben Jelloun, Ha Jin, Nicole Krauss, Jhumpa Lahiri, Edward J. Larson, Barry Lopez, Federico García Lorca, David Malouf, Sándor Márai, Gabriel García Márquez, Michael Ondaatje, Orhan Pamuk, Nathaniel Philbrook, Caryl Phillips, Joseph Roth, Aksel Sandemose, José Saramago, Leonardo Sciascia, W. G. Sebald, Amy Tan, Colm Tóibín, Rose Tremain, Tarjei Vesaas, James Welch, Edward O. Wilson (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresKramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe, Powell's City of Books (Portland), Strand Bookstore

Real nameKris


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Member sinceFeb 14, 2009

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