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CollectionsRead 2018 (68), Read 2017 (138), Read 2016 (120), Read 2015 (111), Read 2014 (104), Read 2013 (105), Your library (3,080), Currently reading (5), To read (2,095), Read but unowned (578), Favorites (19), All collections (3,668)

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TagsContemporary fiction (961), Mystery (776), Historical fiction (639), Translation (312), Memoir (214), Nonfiction (202), Short stories (156), ebook (136), Gave away (130), Read 2012 (126) — see all tags

MediaBook (3,668), Paper Book (3,596), Audiobook (1), Ebook (70)

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About meI am a lifelong reader and an enthusiastic library patron. I teach college English, so I am always looking for great new books to teach.

About my libraryI have a few thousand books (I'm still in the process of cataloging them)and am running out of space for them. The majority of my books are fiction although I read a lot of women's memoirs, too. The books are in no particular order although I will group like authors together sometimes. I like finding a book I forgot I had, so the random arrangement doesn't bother me, even though it means sometimes I buy a book I already own.

Ratings:
2 or fewer stars - Why on earth did I finish this?
2 1/2 stars - It's not totally without good points, but I wouldn't recommend it.
3 stars - I like it. It may appeal to others more than to me.
3 1/2 stars - I like it a lot.
4 stars - I love it.
4 1/2 stars - Almost perfect.
5 stars - Perfect.

Groups2018 Category Challenge, 75 Books Challenge for 2018, Club Read 2018, Reading Globally, Reading Globally II, TinyCat

Favorite authorsSherman Alexie, Julia Alvarez, Kate Atkinson, Margaret Atwood, A. S. Byatt, Michael Chabon, Louise Erdrich, William Faulkner, Jane Gardam, Siri Hustvedt, Penelope Lively, Alice Munro, Flannery O'Connor, Maggie O'Farrell, Meg Wolitzer (Shared favorites)

Favorite lists2018 Women's Prize for Fiction Longlist, Best Dystopias, Dystopian and Apocalyptic Reading List

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Real nameBeth

LocationMinnesota

Account typepublic, lifetime

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TinyCathttps://www.librarycat.org/lib/BLBera

Member sinceMay 12, 2010

Currently readingA Jury of Her Peers: Celebrating American Women Writers from Anne Bradstreet to Annie Proulx (Vintage) by Elaine Showalter
Ulysses by James Joyce
The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery
Weight Of Light by Su Smallen
The Lost (Paula Maguire 1) by Claire McGowan

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