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Tagsliterature in translation (198), Booker Prize longlist (96), British literature (72), medicine (44), Booker Prize shortlist (35), African literature (34), short stories (29), Japanese literature (26), novella (26), poetry (25) — 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 2014.

Books I've Read in 2014:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

56. All Our Names by Dinaw Mengestu
57. How to Be German in 50 Easy Steps by Adam Fletcher
58. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
59. To Rise Again at a Decent Hour by Joshua Ferris
60. Nevirapine and the Quest to End Pediatric AIDS by Rebecca J. Anderson
61. Dr. Mütter's Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine by Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz
62. History of the Rain by Niall Williams
63. Family Life by Akhil Sharma
rtbreak in the Vanishing World of the Kalaupapa Leprosy Settlement] by Brooke Jarvis
64. When We Are Called to Part: Hope and Heartbreak in the Vanishing World of the Kalaupapa Leprosy Settlement by Brooke Jarvis

65. The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan
66. The Embassy of Cambodia by Zadie Smith
67. Strictly Bipolar by Darian Leader
68. Little Revolution by Alecky Blythe
69. Doctor Scroggy's War by Howard Brenton
70. Portobello Road: Lives of a Neighbourhood by Julian Mash
71. Joe Turner's Come and Gone by August Wiilson

72. The Lives of Others by Neel Mukherjee
73. Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan
74. Before Ebola: Dispatches from a Deadly Outbreak by Peter Apps
75. Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande
76. Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and the Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami
77. J by Howard Jacobson
78. The Mussel Feast by Birgit Vanderbeke
79. The Crucible by Arthur Miller
80. Liolà by Liugi Pirandello

81. Small: Life and Death on the Front Lines of Pediatric Surgery by Catherine Musemeche, MD
82. Win These Posters and Other Unrelated Prizes Inside by Norma Cole
83. Tales of Belkin (The Art of the Novella) by Alexander Pushkin
84. My Child Won't Sleep: A Quick Guide for the Sleep-Deprived Parent by Sujay Kansagra, MD
85. Transit by Abdourahman A. Waberi
86. Ask Me Why I Hurt: The Kids Nobody Wants and the Doctor Who Heals Them by Randy Christensen, MD
87. The Passport by Herta Müller
88. The Children Act by Ian McEwan
89. Aliss at the Fire by Jon Fosse
90. Broken Glass Park by Alina Bronsky
91. Wind in a Box by Terrance Hayes
92. The Life of Hunger by Amélie Nothomb
93. Next World Novella by Matthias Politycki
94. Waiting for the Barbarians by J.M. Coetzee
95. Schizophrene by Bhanu Kapil
96. London Under: The Secret History Beneath the Streets by Peter Ackroyd
97. The Fall by Albert Camus

98. Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
99. Prehistoric Times by Éric Chevillard
100. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
101. The Good Cripple by Rodrigo Rey Rosa
102. Keep Out of Reach of Children: Reye’s Syndrome, Aspirin, and the Politics of Public Health by Mark A. Largent
103. The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami

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, Booker Prize, Club Read 2014, Club Read 2015, 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, 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)

VenuesFavorites | Visited

Favorite bookstoresAardvark Books, Barnes and Noble - Emory University Bookstore, Book Culture, BookCourt, Bookshop Santa Cruz, Brick Lane Bookshop, Carlos Museum Bookshop, City Lights Books, Come In (llibreria anglesa), Daunt Books - Marylebone, 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 readingTrusting Doctors: The Decline of Moral Authority in American Medicine by Jonathan B. Imber
The Axeman's Jazz by Ray Celestin
The Old Child & Other Stories by Jenny Erpenbeck

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