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Member: mmseiple

Book tastes

I have pretty eclectic tastes, but tend toward contemporary literary fiction. Some favorites are Margaret Atwood, Elena Ferrante, Javier Marías, Dino Buzzati, Alice Munro, Flannery O’Connor. I'd love to read some authors I haven't read before, especially women writers. If they’re from outside the US, even better! Books in English, Italian, Spanish, or French are all okay.

Don't get this!

Please no romance. I'm also not really into high fantasy or sci-fi with lots of world building. I also don’t often read non-fiction, with the occasional exception for memoirs.

Other notes

I prefer to read books in the original language if possible, so if a book was written in English, French, Italian, or Spanish, please get the original, not a translation. For any other language, a translation is okay - in fact I’d love to read more books in translation from languages I don’t know! If a book is in my library here, I have read at least part of it. Books with 4.5 or 5 stars I loved.


United States

Santa: Select books from Book Depository

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

Amount to spend: $25.00 USD

nickdella's picks so far.

9780349134284https://www.bookdepository.com/Everything-I-Never-Told-You-Celeste-Ng/9780349134284?ref=grid-view&qid=1544008492341&sr=1-1Everything I Never Told You11.76
9788473291293https://www.bookdepository.com/Quanta-quanta-guerra-Merce-Rodoreda/9788473291293?ref=grid-view&qid=1544008922235&sr=1-1Quanta, quanta guerra14.93

Secret Santa

mmseiple's Secret Santa is nickdella. Help nickdella pick the right book.


lucienspringer: I'd suggest the following authors: Matthias Enard, Merce Rodoreda, Antoine Volodine, Sjon, and Jenny Erpenbeck. (Mon, 03 Dec 2018 16:47:23 -0500)

nickdella: Hi mmseiple

Hope you enjoy the books I selected, it was a bit difficult as I don't normally read this genre myself but the suggestions from others above and looking through your LibraryThing, hopefully means I selected something you'll enjoy.

Merry Christmas

Nick (Wed, 05 Dec 2018 06:25:59 -0500)

lorannen: Santa had a little money left over, so I added The Breakthrough (9780241339206) since I notice mmseiple has some du Maurier in their library.

Done. (Mon, 10 Dec 2018 19:05:50 -0500)

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