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Member: aventinus

Book tastes

If I had to choose only one genre, it would definitely be literary fiction. In the last few years, I have had a clear tendency towards German and Russian authors in translation since my family has very tight bonds with those lands. However, lately, I have started to appreciate more and more novelists coming from English-speaking countries. Specifically, just to name a few, works by William Maxwell, Wallace Stegner, Carson McCullers, Sylvia Plath, and Graham Greene are among my favorites. I frequently care more about character development and quality of prose than plot. Having said all that, no pressure. I am always up to discover well-written contemporary books. Please, feel free to surprise me!

Don't get this!

In general, romance, religion, fantasy and sci-fi are not my kind of thing. Although I can perfectly read Spanish and also Catalan, please, get only books in English. Finally, I would prefer not to receive any work that was originally published in Spanish or Catalan.

Other notes

Check out my library. It can help you to see what I like and also to avoid sending me books I own or have read (they are listed on LT collections "my library" and "completed" respectively).



Santa: Select books from Book Depository

Store: Book Depository (http://www.bookdepository.com)

Amount to spend: $25.00 USD

ccatalfo's picks so far.

0571322859https://www.bookdepository.com/Good-Man-is-Hard-Find-Flannery-OConnor/9780571322855?ref=grid-view&qid=1544020945254&sr=1-1A Good Man is Hard to Find8.59
1444775812https://www.bookdepository.com/Man-Called-Ove-Fredrik-Backman/9781444775815?ref=grid-view&qid=1544039641405&sr=1-1A Man called Ove7.18

Secret Santa

aventinus's Secret Santa is ccatalfo. Help ccatalfo pick the right book.


Capybara_99: A fan of William Maxwell would probably like Stoner by John Williams, which also fits the bll of a weel-written book of character development. (Tue, 27 Nov 2018 01:14:38 -0500)

mmseiple: They might like Flannery O'Connor, like A Good Man is Hard to Find or Everything That Rises Must Converge. (Tue, 04 Dec 2018 22:07:31 -0500)

kgriffith: A Man Called Ove seems to appeal to people across the "literary fiction" board: https://smile.amazon.com/Man-Called-Ove-Novel/dp/1476738025/ (Wed, 05 Dec 2018 11:04:52 -0500)

Tropical-Library: A Dark-Adapted Eye by Barbara Vine from his wishlist at $6.89 https://www.bookdepository.com/Dark-Adapted-Eye-Barbara-Vine/9780241976883 (Mon, 10 Dec 2018 19:19:03 -0500)

karenb: Or maybe Willa Cather's My Antonia, just under US$5. (Mon, 10 Dec 2018 19:37:32 -0500)

Peace2: The Quiet American 9780099478393 or Travels with my Aunt 9780099282587 both by Graham Greene as aventinus mentions Graham Greene about but only seems to have Power and the Glory in collection (Mon, 10 Dec 2018 20:16:29 -0500)

lorannen: Done. (Tue, 11 Dec 2018 03:31:09 -0500)

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