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 Bloom. 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.