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About meI am a pediatric hospitalist (inpatient pediatrician) based in Atlanta, but I am originally from the Northeast (northern New Jersey and suburban Philadelphia). I primarily enjoy world literature, including literature written by immigrants to North America and Europe, and nonfictional and fictional works about medicine.

I am participating in Club Read again this year. I'm also the administrator of the Booker Prize group.

Books I've Read in 2020:

1. Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life by Louise Aronson
2. The Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom
3. Volume Control: Hearing in a Deafening World by David Owen
4. A Lucky Man by Jamel Brinkley

5. My Mother, Your Mother: Embracing "Slow Medicine," The Compassionate Approach to Caring for Your Aging Loved Ones by Dennis McCullough, M.D.


6. Afropean: Notes from Black Europe by Johny Pitts
7. Ualalapi: Fragments from the End of Empire by Ungulani Ba Ba Khosa
8. Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli
9. Hurricane Season by Fernanda Melchor
10. Dumba Nengue: Run for Your Life by Lina Magaia
11. The Discomfort of Evening by Marieke Lucas Rijneveld

12. Contagion: How Commerce Has Spread Disease by Mark Harrison
13. Signs Preceding the End of the World by Yuri Herrera
14. Zenzele: A Letter for My Daughter by J. Nozipo Maraire
15. Birth of a Dream Weaver: A Writer's Awakening by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o
16. The Heartland: Finding and Losing Schizophrenia by Nathan Filer
17. Petals of Blood by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o
18. American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin by Terrance Hayes
19. Mean by Myriam Gurba
20. Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company That Addicted America by Beth Macy

21. The Tradition by Jericho Brown
22. A Portable Paradise by Roger Robinson
23. In the Language of My Captor by Shane McCrae
24. Beloved by Toni Morrison
25. Separated: Family and Community in the Aftermath of an Immigration Raid by William D. Lopez
26. How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
27. The First Wife: A Tale of Polygamy by Paulina Chiziane

About my libraryCurrently reading:


[Invisible Man] by Ralph Ellison
[Journey to Portugal] by José Saramago
[Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches] by Audre Lorde
[Monument: Poems New and Selected] by Natasha Trethewey

GroupsAfrican/African American Literature, All Books Africa, Atlanta Bibliophiles, Booker Prize, Club Read 2020, It's a LondonThing, Jazz Music Fans, LibraryThing Gatherings and Meetups, Reading Globally, Reading Globally IIshow all groups

Favorite authorsJames Baldwin, Albert Camus, Javier Cercas, Iris Chang, J. M. Coetzee, Edwidge Danticat, Toi Derricotte, Jean Echenoz, Ralph Ellison, Shūsaku Endō, Tan Twan Eng, Jenny Erpenbeck, Paul Farmer, J. G. Farrell, Aminatta Forna, Abdulrazak Gurnah, Ha Jin, Tony Judt, Ibram X. Kendi, Jamaica Kincaid, Maxine Hong Kingston, Mario Vargas Llosa, Alain Mabanckou, Naguib Mahfouz, Hilary Mantel, Carson McCullers, Ian McEwan, Sarah Moss, Haruki Murakami, Sherwin B. Nuland, Kenzaburō Ōe, Danielle Ofri, George Orwell, Amos Oz, Caryl Phillips, Roy Porter, Salman Rushdie, José Saramago, Kamila Shamsie, Antonio Tabucchi, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Colm Tóibín, Natasha Trethewey, Juan Gabriel Vásquez, Abraham Verghese, Jesmyn Ward, Colson Whitehead, William Julius Wilson, Stefan Zweig (Shared favorites)

VenuesFavorites | Visited

Favorite bookstoresBlackwell at Wellcome Collection, Book Culture, Book Trader, Brick Lane Bookshop, City Lights Books, Come In (llibreria anglesa), Daunt Books - Marylebone, Dominicanen (voorheen Selexyz/Polare), For Keeps! Bookstore, Foyles, Foyles Bookshop Royal Festival Hall, Green Apple Books, Idlewild Books, Joseph Fox Bookshop, Joseph's Bookstore, London Review Bookshop, National Theatre Bookshop, New Beacon Books, Posman Books - Ponce City Market, South Bank Book Market, Strand Bookstore, Tate Modern Shop, The Harvard Coop, Topping & Company, University Press Books, Waterstones London (Piccadilly), Word Power Bookshop

Favorite librariesCollege of Physicians of Philadelphia -- Historical Medical Library and Wood Institute, Free Library of Philadelphia - Central Library, Jimmy Carter Library & Museum, Robert W. Woodruff Library (Emory University)

Other favoritesAJC Decatur Book Festival, Edinburgh International Book Festival, AJC Decatur Book Festival, National Theatre, Georgia Center for the Book, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Ivy Hall (SCAD - Savannah College of Art & Design), Asian Art Museum, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University, The Commonwealth Club of California

Favorite publishersArchipelago Books, Beacon Press, Bellevue Literary Press, Chin Music Press, Columbia University Press, NYRB Classics, NYRB Collections, PublicAffairs, University of California Press, Yale University Press

MembershipER. LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway

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Currently readingIf Beale Street could talk by James Baldwin
Journey to Portugal: A Pursuit of Portugal's History and Culture (Panther) by Jose Saramago
Monument: Poems New and Selected by Natasha Trethewey

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