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CollectionsOwn, unread (27), Your library (662), Wishlist (62), Currently reading (7), All collections (758)

Reviews118 reviews

TagsNF (103), childhood (76), memoir (72), relationships (67), New Zealand (59), politics (50), made into movie (49), parenting (47), classic (47), travel (44) — see all tags

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About meLast 2014 75 Books Challenge thread
Last 2013 75 Books Challenge thread
Last 2012 75 Books Challenge thread
Last 2011 75 Books Challenge thread
Last 2010 75 Books Challenge thread

About my libraryThis is everything that I have read from 2006 to now. I dont list all books on my shelves, just a few, but once they're read they're on. I have found I'm drawn to North American writers of the 20th Century- seems odd to me but looking at my favourites it seems to be the case.

Am into writing that amazes me over a page-turning plot (in fact I have a thing against the 'page-turners' that I liken to candy floss; good going down, but certainly dont fill you up).

I love books that can describe normal people and their lives and make me feel like I really understand them and therefore realise that no-one AND everyone is normal!

And..... I always judge a book by its cover.

Off the Shelf Booker Winners Still To Read
The Finkler Question
The Remains of the Day
The Line of Beauty
The History of the Kelly Gang
Moon Tiger
The Gathering
Vernon God Little
Paddy Clark Ha ha Ha
How Late it was, How Late
Oscar and Lucinda
The Old Devils
Schindler's Ark
The Inheritance of Loss
The Like and Times of Michael K
The Sense of an Ending
The Sea, The Sea
The English Patient
The Ghost Road
Last Orders
Hotel du Lac
The Famished Road
Wolf Hall
Narrow Road to the Deep North
Bring up the Bodies

Groups2014 Category Challenge, 2015, 15,000+ Pages Challenge, 75 Books Challenge for 2013, 75 Books Challenge for 2014, 75 Books Challenge for 2015, 75 Books Challenge for 2016, Art Books, Booker Prize, Books in Books, Bookspottingshow all groups

Favorite authorsRichard Ford, Cormac McCarthy, Chaim Potok, John Steinbeck (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresElizabeth’s Bookshop, Perth, New Edition Bookshop, Scorpio Books, UBS University Bookshop on Campus

Favorite librariesHalswell Library, New Brighton Library, South Christchurch Library, Upper Riccarton Community and School Library

Favorite lists1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die, Best Contemporary Literary Fiction (Around the Last 30 Years), Best Dystopias, Booker Prize, David Bowie's Top 100, It's the end of the world as we know it!, Non-Fiction Worth Reading, Read the book and saw the movie, The Top Ten: Writers Pick Their Favorite Books

LocationChristchurch, New Zealand

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceMar 24, 2010

Currently readingWhy Social Justice Matters by Brian Barry
This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate by Naomi Klein
Walden by Henry David Thoreau
To Save Everything, Click Here: The Folly of Technological Solutionism by Evgeny Morozov
Creating a Climate for Change: Communicating Climate Change and Facilitating Social Change by Susanne C. Moser
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