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 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

A Young Doctor’s Notebook—Mikhail Bulgakov

The Devil in the White City—Erik Larson

The Intuitionist—Colson Whitehead

At Large and At Small—Anne Fadiman

Lab Girl—Hope Jahren

The Lady in Gold—Anne-Marie O’Connor

Moonglow—Michael Chabon

The Lost Mother—Mary McGarry Morris

The White Tiger—Aravind Adiga

Cavedweller—Dorothy Allison

Tuesdays with Morrie—Mitch Albom

 

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

 

 

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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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