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About meI am in my early 60's; a chemist by profession who's friends from high school on have been almost exclusively English or Psych majors. I have always read about 50/50 fiction/nonfiction with particular interests in people and what makes them tick, history, anthropology, and sociology. Within the last seven years, I have taken up writing and with the encouragement of a weekly workshop have been writing memoir and a number of poems. I have just completed and had published a book, In the Beacon Light Lambertville, NJ, 1860 to 1900. It's a history of Lambertville, NJ as portrayed by the local newspaper of the time, The Lambertville Beacon. As such it depicts the everyday life of that time.

Reads of 2014
1) Bringing Ararat
2) Extinction by Thomas Bernhard
3) The Good Muslim
4) At the Crossroads of Anjier by Kim Raikes
5) Trying Not to Try
6) Oh, Tama!
7) Happy City
8) We the Animals
9) Hidden in Plain Sight
10) Redemption in Indigo
11) The Misfortunates by Dimitri Verhulst
12) The Thing with Feathers
13) Zlata's Diary
14) A Question of Power
15) Dom Casmurro by Machado de Assis
16) Thrown into Nature
17) In the Shadow of the Banyan
18) Mennonites Don't Dance
19) Message from an Unknown Chinese Mother
20) Little Boys Come from the Stars
21) Pepperpot: Best New Short Stories for the Caribbean
22) Allah Is Not Obliged
23) A Guided Tour Through the Museum of Communism
24) Mona and Other Tales
25) The Devil's Workshop
26) A Moveable Famine
27) Senselessness
28) How to Read the Air
29) Lightning
30) Visitation
31) Starlight Detectives
32) The Poetic Species
33) Beer in the Snooker Club
34) Journey by Moonlight
35) Stone Tree
36) A Free Man: A Story of Life and Death in Delhi
37) Saman by Ayu Utami
38) Touba and the Meaning of Night.
39) Marina
40) Broken Spring
41) Riveted by Jim Davies
42) Dr Mutter's Marvels
43) The Long Road Back
44) The Lost Daughter by Elena Ferrante
45) John Crow's Devil by Marlon James
46) Snow Country by Kawabata
47) There Was and There Was Not by Meline Toumani
48) One Day I Will Write About This Place
49) On Looking
50) How We Die
51) The Free World
52) The End of Greatness
53) Leo Africanus
54) How to Be Victorian
55) The Life of Sosat Silacay
56) Stoner by John Williams
57) Someone by Alice McDermott
58) The Caregiver by Maria Casale
59) For the Good of Mankind by Jack Niedenthal
60) With Light Steam: A Personal Journey through the Russian Baths by Bryan MacWilliams

Favorites of 2013
Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed
A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
Walkable City by Jeff Speck
Black Rednecks and White Liberals by Thomas Sowell
The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

My favorite books from 2012
Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
Masters of the Planet: The Search for Our Human Origins
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
The Poisonwood Bible
West from Appomattox

Favorite books of 2011
The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass
Red Heat by Alex Von Tunzelmann
The Death and Life of Great American Cities
Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner
Albion's Seed by David Hackett Fischer
A History of the World Since 9/11 by Dominic Streatfeild
The Memory of Love
The Portrait of a Lady

Favorite books of 2010
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner
The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine by Ilan Pappe
Writing True: The Art and Craft of Creative Nonfiction by Sondra Perl and
Mimi Schwartz
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Hurston
Constantinople: City of the World's Desire
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Life: A Natural History of the First Four Billion Years by Richard Fortey
India: A History by John Keay
Montana 1948 by Larry Watson
Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner
Family Matters by Rohinton Mistry

Favorite Books of 2009
Wild Swans
The Last Lincolns
Lark and Termite
The Hummingbird's Daughter
Confederates in the Attic
Memoirs of a Giesha
Olive Kitteridge
The Help
The White Tiger
Life of Pi

About my libraryThe library is a combination of my husband's and my interests. The cookbooks and psychotherapy books are his. Of the rest, he's read more than I since he's faster. We seldom both read the same book since we hear enough of each other's reading that we're more interested in reading something completely fresh and new. Naturally some books inspire reading by both.

Since downsizing in 2012, most of these books are no longer in our possession and are in the "Discard" category. New books are now mostly Kindle, Early Review, or from the library.

Groups1010 Category Challenge, 75 Books Challenge for 2014, 999 Challenge, Group Read--Late Winter 2010--, Group Reads - Literature, Monthly Author Reads, Non-Fiction Readers, Philadelphians, Poetry Fool, Reading Globallyshow all groups

Favorite authorsRohinton Mistry, Wallace Stegner, Virginia Woolf (Shared favorites)

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Real nameSharon Bisaha

LocationPhiladelphia, PA

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceApr 4, 2008

Currently readingUlysses by James Joyce
For the Good of Mankind: A History of the People of Bikini and their Islands (Second Edition) by Jack Niedenthal
The Understory: A Novel by Pamela Erens

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