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CollectionsRead in 2018 (32), Unread (796), Your library (3,042), Wishlist (57), Currently reading (6), Read but unowned (48), Favorites (5), All collections (3,606)

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About meI am a pediatric hospitalist (inpatient pediatrician) based in Atlanta, but I am originally from the Northeast (northern New Jersey and suburban Philadelphia). I primarily enjoy world literature, including literature written by immigrants to North America and Europe, and nonfictional and fictional works about medicine.

I'm participating in the 75 Books Challenge and Club Read again this year. I am also the administrator of the Booker Prize group, and I plan to read all of the longlisted novels in 2017.




Books I've Read in 2018:

January:

1. Red Star Over Russia: Revolution in Visual Culture 1905-55 by Sidlina Natalia
2. Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
3. Go, Went, Gone by Jenny Erpenbeck
4. I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life by Ed Yong

February:
5. Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America by James Forman Jr.
6. Smoketown: The Untold Story of the Other Great Black Renaissance by Mark Whitaker
7. In Pursuit of Memory: The Fight Against Alzheimer's by Joseph Jebelli
8. Mayhem: A Memoir by Sigrid Rausing
9. I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death by Maggie O'Farrell
10. The Devil Finds Work by James Baldwin
11. Fifteen Dogs by André Alexis

March:
12. Coltrane: The Story of a Sound by Ben Ratliff
13. Midwinter Break by Bernard MacLaverty
14. Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit
15. Winter by Karl Ove Knausgaard
16. Die, My Love by Ariana Harwicz
17. The Vaccine Race: How Scientists Used Human Cells to Combat Killer Viruses by Meredith Wadman

April:
18. On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century by Timothy Snyder
19. The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister’s Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine by Lindsey Fitzharris
20. With the End in Mind: Dying, Death and Wisdom in an Age of Denial by Kathryn Mannix
21. Miró: The Life of a Passion by Lluís Permanyer
22. Stay with Me by Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀
23. To Be a Machine: Adventures Among Cyborgs, Utopians, Hackers, and the Futurists Solving the Modest Problem of Death by Mark O’Connell

May:
24. Lisbon: A Cultural and Literary Companion by Paul Buck
25. A Man: Klaus Klump by Gonçalo M. Tavares
26. Sozaboy by Ken Saro-Wiwa
27. The Good Immigrant, edited by Nikesh Shukla
28. The Impostor by Javier Cercas

June:
29. Everybody Loves Kamau! by W. Kamau Bell
30. Rick Steves Snapshot Lisbon by Rick Steves
31. The Poor by Raul Brandão
32. City of Ulysses by Teolinda Gersão
33. The Portuguese: A Modern History by Barry Hatton

July:
34. Act of the Damned by António Lobo Antunes
35. The Struggle for Catalonia: Rebel Politics in Spain by Raphael Minder
36. Kader Attia: Architecure of Memory by Beate Reifenscheid
37. Guernica: The Biography of a Twentieth-Century Icon by Gijs van Hensbergen

August:
38. Cyprus Avenue by David Ireland
39. Where Pain Fears to Pass by L. Burton
40. From a Low and Quiet Sea by Donal Ryan
41. Warlight by Michael Ondaatje
42. The Prisoner by Peter Brook and Marie-Hélène Estienne

September:
43. Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss
44. In Our Mad and Furious City by Guy Gunaratne

About my libraryCurrently reading:

    

Groups75 Books Challenge for 2018, African/African American Literature, All Books Africa, Booker Prize, Club Read 2018, It's a LondonThing, Jazz Music Fans, LibraryThing Gatherings and Meetups, Reading Globally, Reading Globally IIshow all groups

Favorite authorsKate Atkinson, Tash Aw, James Baldwin, Albert Camus, Javier Cercas, Iris Chang, J. M. G. Le Clézio, Edwidge Danticat, Toi Derricotte, Jean Echenoz, Ralph Ellison, Shūsaku Endō, Tan Twan Eng, Jenny Erpenbeck, J. G. Farrell, Aminatta Forna, Abdulrazak Gurnah, Rosalind Harvey, Terrance Hayes, Ha Jin, Tony Judt, Elias Khoury, Jamaica Kincaid, Maxine Hong Kingston, Victor LaValle, Mario Vargas Llosa, Alain Mabanckou, Naguib Mahfouz, Hilary Mantel, Carson McCullers, Ian McEwan, Sarah Moss, Haruki Murakami, Sherwin B. Nuland, Kenzaburō Ōe, Danielle Ofri, George Orwell, Amos Oz, Georges Perec, Caryl Phillips, Roy Porter, Salman Rushdie, José Saramago, Kamila Shamsie, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Colm Tóibín, Natasha Trethewey, Juan Gabriel Vásquez, Abraham Verghese, Colson Whitehead, William Julius Wilson, Stefan Zweig (Shared favorites)

VenuesFavorites | Visited

Favorite bookstoresBarnes & Noble Booksellers - Edgewood Retail, Blackwell at Wellcome Collection, Book Culture, Book Trader, Brick Lane Bookshop, City Lights Books, Come In (llibreria anglesa), Daunt Books - Marylebone, Dominicanen (voorheen Selexyz/Polare), Foyles, Foyles Bookshop Royal Festival Hall, Green Apple Books, Idlewild Books, Joseph Fox Bookshop, Joseph's Bookstore, La Central Del Museo Reina Sofía, London Review Bookshop, National Theatre Bookshop, New Beacon Books, Posman Books - Ponce City Market, South Bank Book Market, Strand Bookstore, Tate Modern Shop, The Harvard Coop, Topping & Company, University Press Books, Word Power Bookshop

Favorite librariesCollege of Physicians of Philadelphia -- Historical Medical Library and Wood Institute, Free Library of Philadelphia - Central Library, Jimmy Carter Library & Museum, Robert W. Woodruff Library (Emory University)

Other favoritesEdinburgh International Book Festival, AJC Decatur Book Festival, National Theatre, Georgia Center for the Book, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Ivy Hall (SCAD - Savannah College of Art & Design), Asian Art Museum, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University, The Commonwealth Club of California

Favorite publishersArchipelago Books, Beacon Press, Bellevue Literary Press, Chin Music Press, Columbia University Press, NYRB Classics, NYRB Collections, PublicAffairs, University of California Press, Yale University Press

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In Our Mad and Furious City: Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018 by Guy Gunaratne
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