Books to Read


Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout

Two Peter Carey books:  Chemistry of Tears (not good as audiobook, Jeff-Mad has it) and his new one, A Long Way from Home.

A Hundred Small Lessons by Ashley Hay. Out Dec. 27

Several non-fiction books in the Dec 24 look good NYT book review:  The Abu Dhabi Bar Mitzvah by Adam Valen Levinson, loved the review itself too. Bethlehem by Nicolas Blincoe, the author is described as a joyful writer. 

Hoping I'll be recovered enough from the flu to actually read a book soon. 

Mr. Hogarth's Will by Catherine Helen Spence. 19th century australian classic (anz litlovers reviewed). UVa has.

The Floating World by C. Morgan Babst. Liz recommended. New Orleans during and after Katrina.

I Am I Am I Am by Maggie O'Farrell. Memoir in essays.

James Baldwin, Another Country. audiobook.

The Snowball by Alice Schroeder. Warren Buffett biography. 

A Long Way from Home by Peter Carey. According to an NPR interview, Carey takes on Australian racism.

Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan. Jen recommends. Audible.

The Shepherd's Hut by Tim Winton. June, 2018.

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

Memory of Love by Aminatta Forna, NYT review.

First Person by Richard Flanagan, available April 3.

The Passage of Love by Alex Miller, available August 28.

Questions of Travel by Michelle de Kretser.

Men without Women by Haruki Murakami. Public Library has.

Museum of Modern Love by Heather Rose. Will be available on kindle in November, 2018.

Caravaggio by Francine Prose. Reviewed by NYT. He went to Malta!)

News of the World by Paulette Jiles. Saw this. Audiobook.

Happiness by Aminatta Forna. Tony loved it.




  • Hi Charlotte!
    I’m using your blog as a resource quite regularly now. I’m just finishing 1000 Autumns… by David Mitchell, and am reading Autumn by Ali Smith next. I’ve read all Jesmyn Ward’s books and could not recommend her more highly – thank you for all your reviews here!
    Liz from IMCC 🙂


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