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CollectionsYour library (841), Wishlist (32), All collections (871)

Reviews21 reviews

TagsEuropean Literature (81), Read in 2018 (79), Read in 2017 (75), Memoir (59), American fiction (58), American Literature (49), Birds (32), Read in 2019 (29), British Literature (28), favorites (26) — see all tags

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A mix of great reads in 2018:

The Clear Light of Day Anita Desai
The Years, Months, Days, Yan Lianke
On Persephone's Island Mary Taylor Simeti
Educated Tara Westover
Golden Age Joan London
How to Be Both Ali Smith
Warlight Michael Ondaatje
Divisidero Michael Ondaatje
Mayhem Sigrid Rauching
Remembering Babylon David Malouf
Conversation at Curlow Creek David Malouf
All the Names Colm Toibin

Reliving the Aegean Late Bronze Age:

Lost Books of the Odyssey Zachary Mason
Why Homer Matters Adam Nicholson
The Riddle of the Labyrinth Margolit Fox
Homeric Hymns Translated by Apostolos N. Athanassakis

Some favorite reads of 2017:

Everyman Dies Alone Hans Fallada
White Rage Carol Anderson
War and Turpentine Stefan Hertmans
Seven Houses in France Bernardo Atxarga
Cry the Beloved Country Alan Paton
A Gentleman from Moscow Amor Towles
Hand Me Down World Lloyd Jones
Gregorius Bengt Ohlsson
Merivel Rose Remain
Measuring Time Helon Habila
The Account of the Decline of the Great Auk Jessie Greengrass
The Great Derangement Amitav Ghosh

23/75 translated, 4 non-fiction, 2 memoirs 23/75 women authors

Favorite Books of 2016:

Under a Cruel Star: A Life in Prague 1941-1968 Heda Kovaly
Too Late the Phalarope Alan Paton
An Unnecessary Woman Rabih Alameddine
Fifth Business Robertson Davies
In Other Words Jhumpa Lahiri
And After Many Days Jawor Ile
Expedition to the Baobob Tree Wilma Stockenstrom
In an Antique Land Amitov Ghosh
We are Called to Rise Laura McBride
Brother I'm Dying Edwige Danticat

26/78 translated,

Groups75 Books Challenge for 2015, 75 Books Challenge for 2016, Birds, Birding & Books, Reading Globally, Swedish Thing

Favorite authorsLeila Aboulela, Andrea Barrett, Louis De Bernières, Wayson Choy, John Crowley, Junot Díaz, Per Olov Enquist, Damon Galgut, Amitav Ghosh, Abdulrazak Gurnah, Peter Hessler, Tahar Ben Jelloun, Ha Jin, Nicole Krauss, Jhumpa Lahiri, Edward J. Larson, Barry Lopez, Federico García Lorca, David Malouf, Sándor Márai, Gabriel García Márquez, Michael Ondaatje, Orhan Pamuk, Nathaniel Philbrook, Caryl Phillips, Joseph Roth, Aksel Sandemose, José Saramago, Leonardo Sciascia, W. G. Sebald, Amy Tan, Colm Tóibín, Rose Tremain, Tarjei Vesaas, James Welch, Edward O. Wilson (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresKramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe, Powell's City of Books (Portland), Strand Bookstore

Real nameKris


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Member sinceFeb 14, 2009

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