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.
The Years of Rice and Salt—Kim Stanley Robinson
A Council of Animals—Nick McDonell
The Good Lord Bird—James McBride
Arnold Falls–Charlie Suisman
Old Water—John Hansen
Silas Marner—George Elliot
Roadside Picnic—Arkady and Boris Strugatsky
The Wasteland—Harper Jameson with W. Adam Parker
The Drowned World—J.G. Ballard
The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon—Richard Zimler
Floating on the Neversink—Andrea Simon
Just River—Sara B. Fraser (BRW)
Unlikely Animals—Annie Harnett
Properties of Thirst—Marianne Wiggins
Country Colors: When the Cowboy Doesn’t Ride Away—Linda Mussehl
Servants of the Map—Andrea Barrett
Fish Tank—Scott Bischke
The Perfection of Fish—J.S. Morrison
Sweet Jane—Joanne Kukanza Easley
Wild Spectacle—Janisse Ray
The Green House—Dan Lawton
Some Favorites of the Past Five Years
A Memory Called Empire—Arkady Martine
Betraying Spinoza: The Renegade Jew Who Gave Us Modernity—Rebecca Goldstein
Bonfire of the Vanities—Tom Wolfe
Cloud Atlas—David Mitchell
Deacon King Kong—James McBride
Fifth Business (trilogy)—Robertson Davies
Girl at War—Sara Nović
Parable of the Sower—Octavia E. Butler
Postcards—E. Annie Proulx
The Birth of Venus—Sarah Dunant
The Fifth Season—N. K. Jemisin
The Golem and the Djinni—Helene Wecker
The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World—Andrea Wulf
The Island at the Center of the World—Russell Shorto
The Left Hand of Darkness—Ursula LeGuin
The Milagro Beanfield War—John Nichols
The Road—Cormac McCarthy
The Weight of Ink—Rachel Kadish
The White Tiger—Aravind Adiga
Year of Wonders—Geraldine Brooks
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.
Thank you for the suggestion. Will look it up!