A Special Report for Book Lovers
Do you keep a list of the books you read? I do. The current list has 587 books read between January 1, 2003 and today, November 29, 2022.
Just for fun, here is a book from November of each year. If your TBR pile ever falls dangerously low, this list can help suggest books and authors to you.
11/7/03: Mystic River by Dennis Lehane
11/28/04: Trans-Sister Radio by Chris Bohjalian
11/30/05: Song of the Humpback Whale by Jody Picoult
11/1/06: Me Times Three by Alex Witchel
11/19/07: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
11/27/08: Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky
11/29/09: Still Alice by Lisa Genova
11/12/10: How We Die by Sherwin Nuland
11/16/11: The Post Birthday World by Lionel Shriver
11/4/12: Fifty Shades Freed by EL James
11/12/13: The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty
11/1/14: Mila 18 by Leon Uris
11/24/15: After You by Jojo Moyes
11/8/16: Swimming Home by Deborah Levy
11/5/17: El Deafo by Cece Bell
11/5/18: The One in a Million Boy by Monica Wood
11/17/19: The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
11/24/20: The Authenticity Project by Clare Pooley
11/12/21: Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty
11/12/22: November 9 by Colleen Hoover
Just a note: Of all these books, the one that stands out in my memory is Still Alice, a truly wonderful book. And the only author on the list more than once is Liane Moriarty.
And now, here are the top five books I have read in the last several months. These reviews are from the Book Blog section of my website. Please click the link to read the full review.
As you may know, my reading taste tends toward fiction, but this grouping has two non-fiction works of which to boast. Here are the five books now.
This is a light-hearted and funny book except that it is so full of misogynistic and sexist crap you will want to scream.
If you love everything Sondheim, this book’s for you. Learn about the author’s long-term friendship with the musical genius.
This story about teenagers at a residential Deaf school will teach you a lot about the Deaf community and break your heart in several ways.
An ill-planned bank robbery becomes an ill-planned hostage situation in this book about how idiotically difficult it is to be human.
This is the true story of Don & Mimi Galvin and their 12 children, 6 of whom developed schizophrenia. See what scientists learn from them.
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