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About meNot much to know. I like to read good books and usually pick them from the lists of fiction award winners.

About my libraryRead in 2009:

History of Love - Krauss
King, Queen, Knave - Nobokov
Revolutionary Road - Yates
On Beauty - Smith
Map of the World - Hamilton
Enchantress of Florence - Rushdie *
The Reluctant Fundamentalist - Hamid *
The Reader - Schlink
I Claudius - Graves
Netherland - O'Neil
Run - Patchett
Diving Bell and the Butterfly - Bauby
Olive Kitteridge - Strout *
Not Quite What I was Expecting - Smith
Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All -
South of Broad - Conroy
Tree of Smoke - Johnson *
The Discomfort Zone - Franzen
The Garden of Last Days - Dubus
Housekeeping - Robinson

Read in 2010:

The Brooklyn Follies - Auster
The Bluest Eye - Morrison*
Let the Great World Spin - McCann *
Too Much Happiness - Munro
Cutting for Stone - Verghese *
Wolf Hall - Mantel
Jazz - Morrison *
The God of Small Things *
Kate Vaiden - Reynolds Price
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Larsson
The Elegance of the Hedgehog - Barbery *
On Chisel Beach - McEwan
A Friend of the Family - Grodstein
Freedom - Franzen *
A Mercy - Morrison *
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle - Wroblewski
Sold - McCormick
Tinkers - Harding
Cockeyed - Knightly

Read in 2011

War and Peace - Tolstoy *
Shadow Tag - Erdrich
We Were the Mulvaneys - Oates
Last Night at the Lobster - O'Nan
City of Thieves - Benioff *
That Old Cape Magic - Russo
A Visit from the Goon Squad - Egan *
Cloud Atlas - Mitchell
State of Wonder - Patchett *
The Help - Stockett
The Boardwalk Empire - Nelson Johnson
The Art of Fielding - Chad Hardbach
The Marriage Plot - Jeffrey Eugenides *
Midnight's Children - Rusdie *

Read in 2012

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close - Foer
The Hunger Games - Collins
The Tiger's Wife - OBreht *
Love - Toni Morrison
Chango Beads and Two Toned Shoes - William Kennedy *
Open City - Cole
Last Days of Summer - Kluger
Legs - Kennedy
The Tender Bar - Moehringer
Paradise - Morrison *
Caleb's Crossing - Geraldine Brooks
White Teeth - Zadie Smith *
Salvage the Bones - Jess Ward

Read in 2013

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk - Ben Fountain*
The Yellow Birds - Kevin Powers *
Behind the Beautiful Forevers - Katherine Boo
First Love - Ivan Turgenev
Round House - Erdrich
A Fine Balance - Mistry *
The Terrorist. - Updike
And the Mountains Echoed - Hossini
The Shape of Water
Transatlantic - McCann
The Orphan Master's Son - Johnson*
The Burgess Boys - Strout
The Room - Donahue
Amy and Isabelle - Strout
The Art of Racing in the Rain - Stein
Americanah - Adichie *

Read in 2014

The Circle - Eggers
Middlemarch - Eliot
The Good Lord Bird - McBride
Rules of Civility - Towles
Life after Life - Atkinson
The Goldfinch - Tartt*
The Son - Meyer*
Tenth of December - Saunders n
Memories of My Melencholy Whores - Marques
Nine years Under - Booker
Gone Girl - Flynn *
Persuasion - Austen
All the Light We Cannot See - Doerr*
Unbroken - Hilldibrand

Read in 2015

The Women Who Lost Her Soul - Shacochis*
A Reliable Wife - Goolrick
We Are Not Ourselves - Thomas
Canada - Ford
This Is How You Lose Her - Diaz
Redeployment - Klay *
The Paris Wife - McLain
Legends of the Fall - Harrison
In the Shade of the Banyan - Ratner
No Country for Old Men - McCarthy *
The Lowland - Lahiri *
The Budda in the Attic - Julie Otsuka
The Wide and Starry Sky - Horan
The Adventures of Augie March - Bellow
The Song of Achilles - Miller
Preparation for the Next Life - Lish
Sharp Objects - G. Flynn
The Narrow Road to the Deep North - Flanagan*
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet - Ford
The Paying Guests - Waters
Our Souls at Night - Haruf *
Slade House - Mitchell
Fates and Furies - Groff *
The Light Between Oceans - Stedman
Did You Ever Have a Family - Clegg *

2016

The Harder They Come - Boyle
Everything I Never Told You - Ng
The Secret Chord. - Brooks
Portrait of a Lady. - James
The Women Upstairs - Messud
Loving Frank - Horan
To Rise Again at a Decent Hout - Ferris
God Save the Child - Morrison
A Man Called Ove - Backman *
My Name is Lucy Barton - Strout *
A Spool of Blue Thread - Tyler *
All the Little Live Things - Stegner
All Things Cease To Appear - Brundage
H Is for Hawk - McDonald
The Sympathizer. - Nang *
Everybody's Fool. - Russo*
LaRose. - Erdrich *
Cold Spring Harbor - Yeats
The Little Red Chairs. - O'Brien
Heat and Light - Haigh
Barkskins. - Prouix
Claire of the Sea Light - Dandicut *
The Turner House - Flournoy
The Sellout. - Beatty
Not All Bastards Are from Vienna - Molesini
The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love - Hijuelos
The Nest - D'Aprix - Sweeney
Benediction - Hurff
Another Brooklyn - Woodson *
The Undergroung Railroad - Whitehead
Swamplandia! - Russell
The Cat's Table - Ondaatje

2017
The Nightingale - Hanna
The Sense of an Ending - Barnes
The Girls - Cline
Moonglow - Chabon *
A Constellation of Vital Phenonenon - Marra *
Swing Time. - Smith
A Partial History of Lost Causes. - DuBois
A Super Sad True Love Story - Shteyngart
Hillbilly Elegy- Vance
Britt-Marie Was Here - Bachman
Ordinary Grace. - Krueger
Commonwealth. - Patchett *
The Wangs vs the World - Wang
News of the World - Jiles
Best Boy - Gotlieb
Let Me be Frank with You - Ford
The High Mountains of Portugal - Martell
The Sport of Kings - Morgan
Mohawk - Russo
Night Film - Pessi
Imagine Me Gone - Haslett
The Good Luck of Right Now - Quick
Night Train to Lisbon - Mercier
The Wonder - Donaghue
Love May Fail - Quick
Anything Is Possible - Stroud *
The Widow - Barton
The Girl on the Train - Hawkins
Beartown - Bachman
A Confederacy of Dunces - Toole
A Piece of the World - Kline
Mrs. Fletcher - Perrotta

2018
Orphan Train - Kline
Sing, Unburied, Sing - Ward *
Norse Mythology - Gaiman
Foreign Affairs - Laurie
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine - Honeyman
The Cove - Rash
The Golden House - Rushdie
Manhattan Beach - Egan

* = favorites

Groups250 book challenge, What Are You Reading Now?

Favorite authorsPat Conroy, Richard Ford, Jonathan Franzen, John Irving, William Kennedy, Gabriel García Márquez, Toni Morrison, Richard Russo, John Updike (Shared favorites)

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Member sinceApr 18, 2008

Currently readingThe Plague of Doves: A Novel (P.S.) by Louise Erdrich

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