Books to Read


American Philosophy: A Love Story by John Kaag. The NYT review makes it sound irresistible.

Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right by Arlie Russell Hochschild. A Berkeley sociologist spent 5 years listening to people in Louisiana talk about their views. Vox interview here.

Mr. Monkey by Francine Prose

Floating Gardens by Emma Ashmere. Reviewed by ANZ LitLovers.

Miss Garnett's Angels by Salley Vickers. On Reading Matters uplifting books to counter 2016 list.

Lost and Found by Brooke Davis. Also on the list above.

Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown.

 Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien

Gustav Sonata by Rose Tremain

4321 by Paul Auster, comes out Jan 31

Venice (audiobook) by Jan Morris

Charlotte Wood, The Natural Way of Things

She Came to Stay by Simone de Beauvoir. Reading Matters' Triple Choice Tuesday choice by Poppy Peacock Pens

Also The Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine by Alina Bronsky

Elizabeth Harrower. James Woods wrote about her in The New Yorker

 Night of Fire by Colin Thubron. Reviewed by Ron Charles.

 Aunts Up the Cross by Robin Dalton. In Kim's top ten.

The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds by Michael Lewis. 10 hour audiobook.

Pale Horse, Pale Rider by Katherine Anne Porter. Three short novels. Recommended by Laura. At Jeff-Mad.

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee. Review in the NYT, loved Free Food for Millionaires

The Dance of the Jakaranda by Peter Kimani, reviewed in the NYT

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