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 

Tangled Lies—Karen E. Osborne

The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far—Mary Ellen Bramwell

The Snakes of St. Augustine—Ginger Pinholster

Getting It Right—Karen E. Osborne

Deacon King Kong—James McBride

The Signature of All Things—Elizabeth Gilbert

The Book of Uriel—Elyse Hoffman

A Memory Called Empire—Arkady Martine

Measuring the World—Daniel Kehlmann

Music Is Not Bound by Time—Steve Moretti

The History of Living Forever—Jake Wolff

In Search of Sisters—Mary Ellen Bramwell

Death Comes for the Archbishop—Willa Cather

Winesburg, Ohio—Sherwood Anderson

The Other Hamlet Brother—Luke Swanson

Tyll—Daniel Kehlmann

Cosmic Fever—Eric J. Adams

Blue Gowanus: An El Buscador Noir— Michael Hartnett

Faux Friends—A.J. McCarthy

Rewrite the Stars—Christina Consolino

Halsey Street—Naima Coster

Harry’s Trees—Jon Cohen

Parable of the Talents—Octavia E. Butler

Parable of the Sower—Octavia E. Butler

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

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

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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