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TagsBritish mystery (979), British fiction (541), British literature (322), US mystery (302), US fiction (281), Biography (264), Early 20th century (235), Read 2020 (220), History (209), Canadian (204) — see all tags

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About my libraryLike most libraries it's a work in progress. My collection in LibraryThing contains books that are either currently in my possession or that I have read recently but no longer own. I have read thousands of books before joining LibraryThing that are not listed. Although I read all kinds of material I particularly enjoy literary fiction, mysteries, and history. An added bonus is if the story is set in a faraway place.

This is a link to my 2021 Category Challenge thread, a group where I've been participating since 2013:
   • 2021 Category Challenge

Other challenges completed:
   • Commonwealth Challenge
   • Europe Endless Challenge
   • Canadian Fiction/Non-fiction Challenge

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My ratings:
Obviously, my personal taste is the crux of the rating. Although it's difficult to rate books that are essentially different, my rating simply indicates how much I enjoyed them or how memorable they were. I also consider if I would recommend the work, and to whom.

Groups2014 Category Challenge, 2015 Category Challenge, 2016 Category Challenge, 2017 Category Challenge, 2018 Category Challenge, 2019 Category Challenge, 2020 Category Challenge, 2021 Category Challenge, British & Irish Crime Fiction, Canadian Bookwormsshow all groups

Favorite authorsKate Atkinson, Linwood Barclay, Colin Bateman, H. E. Bates, Alan Bennett, E. F. Benson, Pierre Berton, C. Alan Bradley, Ken Bruen, John le Carré, Agatha Christie, Winston S. Churchill, Robertson Davies, William Deverell, Colin Dexter, Michael Dibdin, Gwynne Dyer, Kim Echlin, E. M. Forster, John Galsworthy, Jane Gardam, Germaine Greer, Elly Griffiths, Robert Harris, Christopher Hitchens, Maureen Jennings, James Joyce, C. H. B. Kitchin, Margaret Laurence, Laurie Lee, Peter Lovesey, Alistair MacLeod, Henning Mankell, W. Somerset Maugham, Ian McEwan, Denise Mina, W.O. Mitchell, Alice Munro, Stuart Neville, Maggie O'Farrell, George Orwell, Louise Penny, Beatrix Potter, Ian Rankin, Vita Sackville-West, Dorothy L. Sayers, Muriel Spark, William Trevor, Anthony Trollope, Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Richard Wagamese, Evelyn Waugh, Oscar Wilde, Inger Ash Wolfe (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresAudreys Books, Greenwoods' Bookshoppe, Munro's Books, Otter Books, Pack Rat Annie's Used Books, Russell Books, Waterstone's Belfast Fountain

Favorite librariesEdmonton Public Library - Strathcona Branch, Grant MacEwan University - City Centre Library, Linen Hall Library - Belfast, Northern Ireland, Scott Polar Research Institute Library, University of Alberta Libraries - Bruce Peel Special Collections Library, University of Alberta Libraries - Rutherford Library (Humanities and Social Sciences)

Favorite lists1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die, The Guardian's 1000 Novels Everyone Must Read

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Real nameVivienne

LocationBritish Columbia, Canada

Account typepublic

URLs /profile/VivienneR (profile)
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Member sinceMay 23, 2007

Currently readingThe song dog by James McClure
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The trouble with Harriet by Dorothy Cannell
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