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About meMy "2015 Club Read" thread can be found here
My Favorite books of 2014 are here
My "2013 75 Books Challenge" thread can be found here
My "2012 75 Books Challenge" thread can be found here
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Groups2013 Category Challenge, 75 Books Challenge for 2012, 75 Books Challenge for 2013, Club Read 2015, Cookbookers, LibraryThing Gatherings and Meetups, Member Giveaways, One LibraryThing, One Book, Reading Globally

Favorite authorsHonoré de Balzac, J. M. Coetzee, Charles Dickens, Emily Dickinson, Theodore Dreiser, Khaled Hosseini, Ha Jin, Primo Levi, Bernard Malamud, Thomas Mann, Frederic Morton, Pablo Neruda, Eugene O'Neill, Ann Patchett, Erich Maria Remarque, Rainer Maria Rilke, Thane Rosenbaum, Joseph Roth, Richard Russo, Tayeb Salih, Carol Shields, Tom Stoppard, Leo Tolstoy, Joseph Wechsberg, Edith Wharton, Walt Whitman, John Williams, Tennessee Williams, Émile Zola, Stefan Zweig (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresAlbertine, Argosy Books, Bank Street Books, Barnes & Noble Booksellers - 86th & Lexington, Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Tribeca, Bonnie Slotnick Cookbooks, bookbook, Chartwell Booksellers, Codex Books, Columbia University Bookstore, Crawford-Doyle Booksellers, Housing Works Used Book Cafe, Kitchen Arts & Letters, Logos Bookstore - Manhattan, Metropolitan Museum of Art Shop, Metropolitan Opera Shop, Morningside Bookshop, Neue Galerie Book Store, New York Historical Society Museum & Library Store, powerHouse Arena, St. Mark's Bookshop (New York City), Strand Bookstore, The Book Cellar @ Webster Library, The Drama Book Shop, The Frick Collection Museum Shop, The Juilliard Bookstore, The Strand on Columbus Avenue, Three Lives & Company, Topos Bookstore Cafe

Favorite librariesAmerican Family Immigration History Center at Ellis Island, Brooklyn Public Library - Brooklyn Heights, Center for Jewish History - Lillian Goldman Reading Room, Columbia University - Butler Library, Columbia University - Thomas J. Watson Library of Business & Economics, Frick Art Reference Library - The Frick Collection, Goethe Institut-New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Lloyd Sealy Library, New York Public Library - Jerome Robbins Dance Division, New York Public Library - Music Division, New York Public Library - Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, New York Public Library - SIBL, Science, Industry, Business Library, New York Public Library - Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, New York Public Library - The Billy Rose Theatre Collection, New York Public Library - Webster Branch, New York Public Library - Yorkville Branch, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, New York Society Library, Newman Library at Baruch College, Patricia D. Klingenstein Library - New-York Historical Society, Poets House, Pratt Institute Library Manhattan Campus, Queens Library - Jackson Heights, The Library of the Leo Baeck Institute, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center

Other favoritesAsia Society, Symphony Space, Rubin Museum of Art, 92nd Street Y, Writopia Lab

Favorite publishersArchipelago Books, Berlinica, NYRB Classics, NYRB Collections, W.W. Norton

Favorite lists1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die, Books Read in 2014, German Literature

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