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About meI am in my mid 60's; a chemist by profession whose 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 2016

1) The Great Bridge by David McCullough
2) Where There Is Light
3) Euphoria by Lily King
4) Tales of Passion, Tales of Woe by Sandra Gullard
5) What We Talk About When We Talk About Love by Raymond Carver
6) The Known World by Edward P. Jones
7) A Good Man Is Hard to Find by Flannery O'Connor
8) The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
9) A Sport and a Pastime by James Salter
10) Myth-Making and Religious Extremism and Their Roots in Crisis by Arthur Neal
11) Peddling Mental Disorder by Lawrie Resnek
12) The Private City by Sam Bass Warner, Jr
13) The Call of the Wild by Jack London
14) The Turner House by Angela Floury
15) The Fox Was Ever the Hunter by Herta Muller
16) The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
17) My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
18) The Jazz Palace by Mary Morris
19) Good Family by Terry Gamble
20) The Boys from Eighth and Carpenter by Tom Medicine
21) Uptown and Down by Jennifer Angled Dahlberg
22) Flow by Beth Kephart
23) Rogue Justice by Karen J. Greenberg
24) The Last Great Dance on Earth by Sandra Gulland
25) People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
26) Pilgrim Spokes by Neil M. Hanson
27) Mothering Sunday by Graham Swift
28) River Cross My Heart by Breena Clarke
29) When the Elephants Dance by Tess Urisa Holthe
30) Last Orders by Graham Swift
31) Unfair by Adam Benforado
32) Something Rotten in Fettig by Jere Krakow
33) Generation Chef by Karen Stainer
34) Delicious Foods by James Hangman
35) Hope in the Dark by Rebecca Solnit
36) The Republic of Whores by Josef Skvorecky
37) Dust Tracks on a Road by Zora Neale Hurston
38) Homegoing: A Novel by Yaa Gyasi
39) The Silk Roads by Peter Frankopan
40) The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes
41) The Last Painting of Sara De Vos by Dominic Smith
42 The Social Life of DNA by Alondra Nelson
43) Fruitlands by Richard Francis
44) River of Shadows by Rebecca Solnit
45) A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Favorites of 2015

Lila by Marilynne Robinson
The Neapolitan Series of 4 by Elena Ferrante
Less Medicine, More Health by H. Gilbert Welch
H is for Hawk
Love and Fury: A Memoir
Brewster by Mark Slouka
Life on the Edge: The Coming Age of Quantum Biology
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

Favorites of 2014

The Thing with Feathers
How to Read the Air
Journey by Moonlight
Dr Mutter's Marvels
There Was and There Was Not by Meline Toumani
How We Die
How to Be Victorian
Stoner by John Williams
Someone by Alice McDermott
The Understory: A Novel by Pamela Erens

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
Columbine
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

URLs /profile/snash (profile)
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TinyCathttps://www.librarycat.org/lib/snash

Member sinceApr 4, 2008

Currently readingLast Orders by Graham Swift
Homegoing: A novel by Yaa Gyasi
The Silk Roads: A New History of the World by Peter Frankopan
River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West by Rebecca Solnit
Good Time Girls of the Alaska-Yukon Gold Rush: Secret History of the Far North by Lael Morgan

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