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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 am also the administrator of the Booker Prize group, and I plan to read all of the longlisted novels in 2016.

Books I've Read in 2016:

1. My Struggle: Book One by Karl Ove Knausgaard (review)
2. Walking Prey: How America's Youth Are Vulnerable to Sex Slavery by Holly Austin Smith (review)
3. Ru by Kim Thúy (review)
4. Fifth Business by Robertson Davies (review)
5. Bodies of Light by Sarah Moss (review)

6. Stokely: A Life by Peniel E. Joseph (review)
7. Literary Lapses by Stephen Leacock (review)
8. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
9. How to Be Drawn by Terrance Hayes
10. The Weight of Shadows: A Memoir of Immigration & Displacement by José Orduña
11. Ready to Burst by Frankétienne
12. Don't Let Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine

13. And After Many Days by Jowhor Ile
14. Lighthead by Terrance Hayes
15. A General Theory of Oblivion by José Eduardo Agualusa
16. I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
17. The Vegetarian by Han Kang
18. It's All in Your Head: True Stories of Imaginary Illness by Suzanne O'Sullivan
19. A Cup of Rage by Raduan Nassar

20. A Whole Life by Robert Seethaler
21. Tram 83 by Fiston Mwanza Mujilla
22. NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity by Steve Silberman
23. The Last Act of Love by Cathy Rentzenbrink
24. Widow Basquiat: A Memoir by Jennifer Clement
25. White Hunger by Aki Ollikainen
26. Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude by Ross Gay

27. Pocket Rough Guide Amsterdam by Martin Dunford, Phil Lee and Karoline Thomas
28. Quiet Amsterdam by Siobhan Wall

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Groups75 Books Challenge for 2016, African/African American Literature, All Books Africa, Amazon's Kindle, And Other Stories, Asian Fiction & Non-Fiction, Booker Prize, Club Read 2016, It's a LondonThing, Jazz Music Fansshow all groups

Favorite authorsKate Atkinson, Tash Aw, James Baldwin, Albert Camus, Javier Cercas, Iris Chang, J. M. G. Le Clézio, Edwidge Danticat, Toi Derricotte, Jean Echenoz, Ralph Ellison, Shūsaku Endō, Tan Twan Eng, J. G. Farrell, Aminatta Forna, Abdulrazak Gurnah, Terrance Hayes, 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, 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)

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Favorite bookstoresAardvark Books, Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Edgewood Retail, Book Culture, Book Trader, BookCourt, Bookshop Santa Cruz, Brick Lane Bookshop, City Lights Books, Come In (llibreria anglesa), Daunt Books - Marylebone, Engineer's Bookstore, Foyles (old Charing Cross branch), Green Apple Books, Idlewild Books, Joseph Fox Bookshop, Joseph's Bookstore, London Review Bookshop, National Theatre Bookshop, South Bank Book Market, St. Mark's Bookshop (New York City), Strand Bookstore, The Harvard Coop, Topping & Company, University Press Books, 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, 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

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LocationAtlanta, GA

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Member sinceJun 8, 2006

Currently readingDevil on the Cross (African Writers Series) by Ngugi wa Thiong'o
Failure by Philip Schultz
My Struggle: Book Two: A Man in Love by Karl Ove Knausgaard
Amsterdam: A History of the World's Most Liberal City by Russell Shorto

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