Bookshelf

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 

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

Pilgrims—Elizabeth Gilbert

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

Appleseed—Matt Bell

Country Colors: When the Cowboy Doesn’t Ride Away—Linda Mussehl

Servants of the Map—Andrea Barrett

Greenwood—Michael Christie

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

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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