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Tagsliterature in translation (185), Booker Prize longlist (94), British literature (71), medicine (43), Booker Prize shortlist (34), African literature (33), short stories (29), immigration (25), Japanese literature (24), French literature (23) — see all tags

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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'm participating in the 75 Books Challenge and Club Read again this year. I created the Booker Prize group in 2011, and I plan to read all of the longlisted novels in 2013.




Books I've Read in 2014:

January:
1. Homage to Barcelona by Colm Tóibín (review)
2. 1914: A Novel by Jean Echenoz (review)
3. How I Became Hettie Jones by Hettie Jones (review)
4. How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America by Kiese Laymon
5. The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz by Mordecai Richler

February:
6. Ghosts of Spain: Travels Through Spain and Its Secret Past by Giles Tremlett
7. Christmas in Purgatory: A Photographic Essay on Mental Retardation by Burton Blatt & Fred Kaplan
8. Down's Syndrome: The History of a Disability by David Wright
9. Lizard Tails by Juan Marsé (review)
10. The Comedians by Graham Greene (review)
11. No Name in the Street by James Baldwin
12. The Amazing Bud Powell: Black Genius, Jazz History, and the Challenge of Bebop by Guthrie Ramsey
13. An Unexpected Twist by Andy Borowitz

March:
14. The Enormity of the Tragedy by Quim Monzó
15. Between Friends by Amos Oz
16. Chewing Gum Dreams by Michaela Coel
17. The Weir by Conor McPherson
18. Wounded: A New History of the Western Front in World War I by Emily Mayhew
19. The Husbands by Sharmila Chauhan
20. We Are Proud To Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as Southwest Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915 by Jackie Sibblies Drury
21. Hallucinations by Oliver Sacks
22. 1984 (play script) by George Orwell

April:
23. Inconvenient People: Lunacy, Liberty and the Mad-Doctors in Victorian England by Sarah Wise
24. Ruin Lust: Artists' Fascination with Ruins, from Turner to the Present Day by Brian Dillon
25. Secret Barcelona by Veronica Ramirez Muro and Rocio Sierra Carbonell
26. Barcelona by Robert Hughes
27. Everyman Mapguide Barcelona
28. Family Matters by Rohinton Mistry
29. The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer
30. Notes for a Spanish Odyssey by Calvin Baker
31. Kicking the Sky by Anthony De Sa
32. I Am a Japanese Writer by Dany Laferrière
33. Gone by Colum McCann

May:
34. The Colonel by Mahmoud Dowlatabadi
35. Gasoline by Quim Monzó
36. Anil's Ghost by Michael Ondaatje
37. Arctic Summer by Damon Galgut
38. Ghosts by Henrik Ibsen
39. Morphine by Mikhail Bulgakov

June:
40. The Missing Year of Juan Salvatierra by Pedro Mairal
41. Quietly by Owen McCafferty
42. Futebol: The Brazilian Way of Life by Alex Bellos
43. Shanghai Nights by Juan Marsé
44. This Boy: A Memoir of Childhood by Alan Johnson
45. Vlad by Carlos Fuentes
46. Rochester Castle by Jeremy Ashbee
47. The Sant Pau Modernista Precinct by Richard Rees
48. Lost Luggage by Jordi Puntí
49. Baedeker Barcelona by Baedeker Guides
50. Gaudí: Introduction to His Architecture by Juan-Eduardo Cirlot

July:
51. Barcelona Scams by Jonathan Stone
52. Gaudí: A Biography by Gijs van Hensbergen
53. Paul Robeson: A Watched Man by Jordan Goodman
54. The Mold in Dr. Florey's Coat : The Story of the Penicillin Miracle by Eric Lax
55. Kieron Smith, boy by James Kelman

About my libraryCurrently reading:

    

Groups75 Books Challenge for 2014, African/African American Literature, All Books Africa, Amazon's Kindle, And Other Stories, Asian Fiction & Non-Fiction, Author Theme Reads, Booker Prize, Club Read 2014, It's a LondonThingshow all groups

Favorite authorsTash Aw, James Baldwin, Albert Camus, Iris Chang, J. M. G. Le Clézio, Edwidge Danticat, Toi Derricotte, Jean Echenoz, Ralph Ellison, Shusaku Endo, Tan Twan Eng, J. G. Farrell, Aminatta Forna, Abdulrazak Gurnah, Ha Jin, Tony Judt, Elias Khoury, Jamaica Kincaid, Maxine Hong Kingston, Victor LaValle, Mario Vargas Llosa, Alain Mabanckou, Naguib Mahfouz, Hilary Mantel, Carson McCullers, Ian McEwan, Haruki Murakami, V. S. Naipaul, Sherwin B. Nuland, Kenzaburō Ōe, Danielle Ofri, George Orwell, Amos Oz, Georges Perec, Caryl Phillips, Roy Porter, Salman Rushdie, José Saramago, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o, Colm Tóibín, Natasha Trethewey, Juan Gabriel Vásquez, Abraham Verghese, William Julius Wilson, Stefan Zweig (Shared favorites)

VenuesFavorites | Visited

Favorite bookstoresAardvark Books, Book Culture, BookCourt, Bookshop Santa Cruz, Brick Lane Bookshop, Carlos Museum Bookshop, City Lights Books, Come In (llibreria anglesa), Daunt Books - Marylebone, Emory University Bookstore, Engineer's Bookstore, Foyles, Green Apple Books, Idlewild Books, Joseph Fox Bookshop, London Review Bookshop, National Theatre Bookshop, Penn Book Center, Slightly Foxed on Gloucester Road, South Bank Book Market, St. Mark's Bookshop (New York City), Strand Bookstore, The Harvard Coop, Topping & Company, University Press Books

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, 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

Favorite listsBest Israeli Reading, Top Five Books of 2013

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Real nameDarryl

LocationAtlanta, GA

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Member sinceJun 8, 2006

Currently readingAll Our Names by Dinaw Mengestu
Nevirapine and the Quest to End Pediatric AIDS by Rebecca J. Anderson
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves: A Novel by Karen Joy Fowler

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