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About meMy Joe's Book Cafe Thread is here:

Best of 2015

*= favorite of year


Book of the Year: Being Mortal by Atul Gawande


Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf*
Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurty
Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan
The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer
The Gift of Rain by Tan Twan Eng


Being Mortal by Atul Gawande*
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
Neurotribes by Steve Silberman
As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning by Laurie Lee

Graphic Novels

Sandman Overture by Neil Gaiman*
The Leaning Girl by Benoit Peters
Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
Stumptown by Greg Rucka
Velvet Volume 1 by Ed Brubaker


Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith*
And Sometimes I Wonder by Walter Mosley
Rose Gold by Walter Mosley
Nature of the Beast by Louise Penny

Science Fiction/Fantasy

Ancillary series by Ann Leckie*
Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs
Winter by Marissa Meyer

About my libraryThese are all books I've read and enjoyed. Many books that I've read that are well-regarded but I haven't liked enough are not listed here, like The Sound and the Fury, for example. The idea in my mind is that,if I could have a large house with its own library room with large windows and comfortable chairs and a fireplace, etc., these are the books that I'd like to have surrounding me.

Groups50-Something Library Thingers, 75 Books Challenge for 2011, 75 Books Challenge for 2012, 75 Books Challenge for 2013, 75 Books Challenge for 2014, 75 Books Challenge for 2015, 75 Books Challenge for 2016, A Group Thank You, Chicagoans, Club Read 2016show all groups

Favorite authorsSarah Addison Allen, Jane Austen, Willa Cather, Raymond Chandler, Agatha Christie, Charles Dickens, Neil Gaiman, William Gibson, Kent Haruf, Homer, Franz Kafka, Tracy Kidder, Cormac McCarthy, Walter Mosley, Haruki Murakami, Marilynne Robinson, P. G. Wodehouse (Shared favorites)


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Member sinceJun 3, 2008

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