Books to Read


List of the 50 best memoirs of the past 50 years from the NYT. Nice to see Amos Oz, Barack Obama, Clive James, and some other beloved books there. And some good ones to read like All God’s Dangers:  The Life of Nate Shaw by Theodore Rosengarten and Te Nahisi Coates’ Between the World and Me.

Stories of Perth by Alice Grundy on kindle. Reading Matters.

CJ Hauser, Family of Origin. NPR enthusiastic. She wrote a piece in Paris Review, The Crane Wife

Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney

Soviet Milk by Nora Ikstena on Reading Matters list of best books by translated women authors

Love’s Obsession by Judy Powell. Renewed “book to read” loved by Lisa.

Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino.

The Yield by Tara June Winch, indigenous writer fm Australia

Jacqueline Woodson, Red at the Bone.

The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Reasons to be Cheerful by Nina Stibbe

Maybe the Horse Will Talk by Elliot Perlman, rev by ANZ Litlovers.

Immigrant City by David Bezmozgis, short stories. Giller Prize finalist.

Mary Costello, The River Capture. Described glowingly but as “baffling” in the Guardian.

The Yellow House by Sarah Broom. New Orleans, memoir. NYT review.

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett.

Mystery series set in Brittany by Jean-Luc Bannalec. Mary Susan rec.

Mr. Loverman by Bernardine Evaristo. Has been on my TBR list for years. Now she is a co-winner of the Booker. In JMRL.

Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips. Rec by Liz. Jeff-Mad has it.

Love Unknown: The Life and Worlds of Elizabeth Bishop by Thomas Travisano. Rec by his brother. Audiobook.

Helen Garner’s Yellow Notebook. Diary 1978-87.

Elizabeth Strout, Olive, Again.

This is Happiness by Niall Williams. rev Ron Charles

Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo

Orange by Karen Russell. Good to really good to one certified masterpiece, Maureen Corrigan says.

How We Fight for Our Lives, Saeed Jones memoir. Another of M. Corrigan’s top 10.

Hare’s Fur by Trevor Shearston. Favorite of the year of Lisa, ANZLitlovers.


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