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 

Oryx and Crake—Margaret Atwood

The Island at the Center of the World—Russell Shorto

The South Reach Trilogy (Annihilation, Authority, Acceptance)—Jeff Vandermeer

The Robber Bride—Margaret Atwood

Unsheltered—Barbara Kingsolver

My Brilliant Friend—Elena Ferrante

Barkskins—Annie Proulx

Where the Crawdads Sing—Delia Owens

Still Life with Bread Crumbs—Anna Quindlen

Future Home of the Living God—Louise Erdrich

Maps and Legends—Michael Chabon

The Ocean at the End of the Lane—Neil Gaiman

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


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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