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 

Memoirs of a Soldier, Nurse and Spy: A Woman’s Adventures in The Union Army—Sarah Emma Edmonds

The History of Bees—Maja Lunde

The Book Thief—Markus Zusak

Gone Girl—Gillian Flynn

The Bone Clocks—David Mitchell

I’ve Heard the Vultures Singing: Field Notes on Poetry, Illness, and Nature—Lucia Perillo

The Power—Naomi Alderman

The Overstory—Richard Powers

The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Family’s Century of Art and Loss—Edmund de Waal

The Kidnap Victim—Michael P. King

Alias Grace—Margaret Atwood

The Gate to Women’s Country—Sheri S. Tepper

Snow County—Yasunari Kawabata

The Invincible—Stanislaw Lem

Bettyville—George Hodgman

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

The Circus of Dr. Lao—Charles G. Finney

Sophie’s World— Jostein Gaarder

The Weight of Ink—Rachel Kadish

Austerlitz—W. G. Sebald


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 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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