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Tietoja minustaI am in my early 70s; a chemist by profession whose friends from high school on have been almost exclusively English or Psych majors. I have always read about 50/50 fiction/nonfiction with particular interests in people and what makes them tick, history, anthropology, and sociology. Upon retirement, I have taken up writing and with the encouragement of a weekly workshop wrote a memoir and a number of poems. I published a book, In the Beacon Light Lambertville, NJ, 1860 to 1900. It's a history of Lambertville, NJ as portrayed by the local newspaper of the time, The Lambertville Beacon. As such it depicts the everyday life of that time. A second book, A Great and Noble Work: The Volunteer Refreshment Saloons of Philadelphia During the Civil War, was published a couple of years ago.
Read in 2021
1) The Library Book by Susan Orleans 2) Middlemarch by George Eliot 3) Creatures of Passage by Morowa Yejide 4) Amerika by Franz Kafka 5) Simon the Fiddler by Paulette Jiles 6) Under This Unbroken Sky by Shandi Mitchell 7) Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver 8) Archaeology at the Site of the Museum of the Am. Revolution by Rebecca Yamin
Favorites in 2020 (although there were a large number of excellent books read)
1) An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alamaddine 2) Empire Falls by Richard Russo 3) The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead 4) Olive Again by Elizabeth Strout 5) Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
Favorites of 2019
1) Eventide by Kent Haruf 2) Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill 3) Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehishi Coates 4) King Leopold's Ghost by Adam Hochschild 5) A Wilder Time by William E. Glassley 6) Bad Stories by Steve Alford 7) The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce
Favorites of 2018
1) Plainsong by Kent Haruf 2) Hillbilly Elegy by JC Vance 3) Nomadland by Jessica Bruder 4) The Life Before Us by Romain Gary 5) Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire by Kurt Andersen 6) Autobiography of Red by Anne Carson 7) The Truth about Fat by Anthony Warner
Favorites of 2017
1) A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles 2) News of the World by Paulette Jiles 3) We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler 4) Anything Is Possible by Elizabeth Strout 5) Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine] by Gail Honeyman 6) I Contain Multitudes by Ed Yung 7) Sapiens: A Brief History of Mankind by Yuval Noah Harari 8) Kristen Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset
Favorites of 2016
Euphoria by Lily King The Known World by Edward P. Jones The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien The Turner House by Angela Floury Flow by Beth Kephart Rogue Justice by Karen J. Greenberg River of Shadows by Rebecca Solnit Life Breaks In by Mary Cappello The All of It by Jeannette Haien
Favorites of 2015
Lila by Marilynne Robinson The Neapolitan Series of 4 by Elena Ferrante Less Medicine, More Health by H. Gilbert Welch H is for Hawk Love and Fury: A Memoir Brewster by Mark Slouka Life on the Edge: The Coming Age of Quantum Biology The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
Favorites of 2014
The Thing with Feathers How to Read the Air Journey by Moonlight Dr Mutter's Marvels There Was and There Was Not by Meline Toumani How We Die How to Be Victorian Stoner by John Williams Someone by Alice McDermott The Understory: A Novel by Pamela Erens
Favorites of 2013 Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry Walkable City by Jeff Speck Black Rednecks and White Liberals by Thomas Sowell The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
My favorite books from 2012 Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates Masters of the Planet: The Search for Our Human Origins A Tree Grows in Brooklyn The Poisonwood Bible West from Appomattox
Favorite books of 2011 The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass Red Heat by Alex Von Tunzelmann The Death and Life of Great American Cities Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner Albion's Seed by David Hackett Fischer A History of the World Since 9/11 by Dominic Streatfeild The Memory of Love The Portrait of a Lady
Favorite books of 2010 Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine by Ilan Pappe Writing True: The Art and Craft of Creative Nonfiction by Sondra Perl and Mimi Schwartz The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Hurston Constantinople: City of the World's Desire To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Life: A Natural History of the First Four Billion Years by Richard Fortey India: A History by John Keay Montana 1948 by Larry Watson Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner Family Matters by Rohinton Mistry
Favorite Books of 2009 Wild Swans The Last Lincolns Lark and Termite Columbine The Hummingbird's Daughter Confederates in the Attic Memoirs of a Giesha Olive Kitteridge The Help The White Tiger Life of Pi
Tietoja kirjastostaniThe library is a combination of my husband's and my interests. The cookbooks and psychotherapy books are his. Of the rest, he's read more than I since he's faster. We seldom both read the same book since we hear enough of each other's reading that we're more interested in reading something completely fresh and new. Naturally some books inspire reading by both.
Since downsizing in 2012, most of these books are no longer in our possession and are in the "Discard" category. New books are now mostly Kindle, Early Review, or from the library.