I love to share books I’ve enjoyed with friends. Likewise I appreciate when a friend recommends a good book to me. Here are some of my want-to-read, recent reads, and favorite reads of the last several years. Any suggestions?

See my Goodreads bookshelf at Eva’s Goodreads’ Bookshelf.

Recent Reads 

Exit West—Mohsin Hamid

The Casino Switcheroo—Michael P. King

The Master and Margarita—Mikhail Bulgakov

The Golem and the Djinni—Helene Wecker

A Guide to the Birds of East Africa—Nicholas Drayson

Sweetgrass—Mary Alice Monroe

The Three-Body Problem—Cixin Liu (translated by Ken Liu)

Flood of Fire—Amitav Ghosh

Cartwheel—Jennifer duBois

River of Smoke—Amitav Ghosh

Sea of Poppies—Amitav Ghosh

MaddAddam—Margaret Atwood

The Year of the Flood—Margaret Atwood

A Broom of One’s Own—Nancy Peacock

Oryx and Crake—Margaret Atwood

The Island at the Center of the World—Russell Shorto

The South Reach Trilogy (Annihilation, Authority, Acceptance)—Jeff Vandermeer

The Robber Bride—Margaret Atwood

Unsheltered—Barbara Kingsolver

My Brilliant Friend—Elena Ferrante


Some Favorites of the Past Five Years

Betraying Spinoza: The Renegade Jew Who Gave Us Modernity—Rebecca Goldstein

Bonfire of the Vanities—Tom Wolfe

Cloud Atlas—David Mitchell

Fifth Business (trilogy)—Robertson Davies

Girl at War—Sara Nović

Postcards—E. Annie Proulx

The Birth of Venus—Sarah Dunant

The Golem and the Djinni—Helene Wecker

The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World—Andrea Wulf

The Left Hand of Darkness—Ursula LeGuin

The Milagro Beanfield War—John Nichols

The Weight of Ink—Rachel Kadish

The White Tiger—Aravind Adiga

Year of Wonders—Geraldine Brooks



2 Responses to Bookshelf

  1. Jazz says:

    Hi Eva,
    I recently joined FFM and came across your comments that led me to this site.
    I have a book title for you “Elizabeth is Missing” by Emma Healey, a young British author. I gather this book caused quite the bidding-stir among publishers.
    I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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