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About meLike the library, a work in progress.

About my libraryI read as widely as I can. Themes include crime fiction, fiction in translation, African fiction (especially South African and Nigerian), and contemporary British literature. For academic purposes I read history, gender studies, education policy.

Groups2017 Category Challenge, 75 Books Challenge for 2013, 75 Books Challenge for 2015, 75 Books Challenge for 2016, 75 Books Challenge for 2017, 75 Books Challenge for 2018, A Group Thank You, African/African American Literature, All Books Africa, Asian Fiction & Non-Fictionshow all groups

Favorite authorsLeila Aboulela, Chinua Achebe, Douglas Adams, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Boris Akunin, Sherman Alexie, Kate Atkinson, Jane Austen, Elia Barceló, Julian Barnes, Alan Bennett, William Boyd, Geraldine Brooks, Peter Carey, Michael Chabon, J. M. Coetzee, Teju Cole, Wendy Cope, Colin Cotterill, E. E. Cummings, Tessa Dare, Miranda Davis, Roddy Doyle, Anne Fadiman, Jasper Fforde, Jacky Fleming, Aminatta Forna, Margaret Forster, Petina Gappah, Linda Grant, Sarah Hall, Kazuo Ishiguro, Liz Jensen, Antjie Krog, Jhumpa Lahiri, Janet Malcolm, Andrew Miller, David Mitchell, L. M. Montgomery, Michael Ondaatje, Julie Otsuka, Ruth Padel, Don Paterson, Dorothy L. Sayers, Rachel Seiffert, Curtis Sittenfeld, Ali Smith, Zadie Smith, Noel Streatfeild, Colm Tóibín, Jill Paton Walsh, Sarah Waters, Bill Watterson (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresBroadhurst's Booksellers, Clarke's Bookshop, Clitheroe Books (was Roundstone Books), Edinburgh Books, Edinburgh Castle Bookshop, Elvis Shakespeare, Empire Books, Gould's Book Arcade, Hay Cinema Bookshop, Hill of Content, Kalk Bay Books, Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe, News From Nowhere, Obz Books, Oxfam Books, Parkinsons of Southport, Riverby Books, The Edinburgh Bookshop, The Old Town Bookshop, Waterstone's Ormskirk, Word Power Bookshop

Favorite librariesBritish Library, British Library Newspapers, Central Library, Central Library, Liverpool - Picton Library - Hornby Library, Gamla Stans bibliotek (filial till Stockholms Stadsbibliotek), Jessie Street National Women's Library, Landsbókasafn Íslands, Háskólabókasafn - National and University Library of Iceland, Library of Congress, James Madison Memorial Building, Liverpool John Moores University - Aldham Robarts Learning Resource Centre, McDonald Road Library (Edinburgh), Ormskirk Library, Scottish Poetry Library, University of Edinburgh - New College Library

Favorite lists2016 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction, Book Riot's 100 must-read works of Jewish Fiction, CBC Books - Canada's 100 (+ bonus 10): Which have you read?, The Guardian's 1000 Novels Everyone Must Read, Man Booker Prize Longlist 2015, Top Five Books of 2013, Top Five Books of 2015, Women's reading list, Writers at Risk, Your favorite books from the 2015 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction

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