Warlight by Michael Ondaatje. Tony's review.
American Fire by Monica Hess. About an arsonist on the Eastern Shore. Audiobook.
The Road to Coorain by Jill Ker Conway. Audiobook.
There There by Tommy Orange.
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout
Two Peter Carey books: Chemistry of Tears (not good as audiobook, Jeff-Mad has it) and his new one, A Long Way from Home.
A Hundred Small Lessons by Ashley Hay. Out Dec. 27
Several non-fiction books in the Dec 24 look good NYT book review: The Abu Dhabi Bar Mitzvah by Adam Valen Levinson, loved the review itself too. Bethlehem by Nicolas Blincoe, the author is described as a joyful writer.
Hoping I'll be recovered enough from the flu to actually read a book soon.
Mr. Hogarth's Will by Catherine Helen Spence. 19th century australian classic (anz litlovers reviewed). UVa has.
The Floating World by C. Morgan Babst. Liz recommended. New Orleans during and after Katrina.
I Am I Am I Am by Maggie O'Farrell. Memoir in essays.
James Baldwin, Another Country. audiobook.
The Snowball by Alice Schroeder. Warren Buffett biography.
A Long Way from Home by Peter Carey. According to an NPR interview, Carey takes on Australian racism.
Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan. Jen recommends. Audible.
The Shepherd's Hut by Tim Winton. June, 2018.
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
Memory of Love by Aminatta Forna, NYT review.
First Person by Richard Flanagan, available April 3.
The Passage of Love by Alex Miller, available August 28.
Questions of Travel by Michelle de Kretser.
Men without Women by Haruki Murakami. Public Library has.
Museum of Modern Love by Heather Rose. Will be available on kindle in November, 2018.
Caravaggio by Francine Prose. Reviewed by NYT. He went to Malta!)
News of the World by Paulette Jiles. Saw this. Audiobook.
Happiness by Aminatta Forna. Tony loved it.
Jacqueline Winspear's Masie Dobbs mystery series. Laura recommended. Put a hold on Masie Dobbs audiobook. Also recommended Hazel Holt.
nicholas monsarrat's The Kappillan of Malta. Public library has it.
That Deadman Dance by Kim Scott. Audiobook.
Autumn by Ali Smith. Rec by Jen. Public library
Sharon Begley: Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain. Dorothy mentioned Begley. Public Library
Gabrielle Zevin: Young Jane Young reviewed by Ron Charles here. The video review is a good one, especially the tweet storm.
Golden Hill by Francis Spufford reviewed by Tony. Bad reviews for audiobook production.
Books by Mollie Panter-Downes. Letters from London (columns from the New Yorker) at the Jeff-Mad, others at UVa.
terra Nullius by Claire Coleman. reviewed by ANZ Litlovers. Kindle version available.
Sargent's Women: Four lives behind the canvas by Donna Lucey. Reviewed in the NYT and the Wash. Post.
The Body in the Clouds by Ashley Hay. Reviewed in the NYT.
The Boy Behind the Curtain by Tim Winton. Short fiction and essays. Reviewed in the Guardian. Audiobook read by Winton.
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey. Recommended by Mariflo, reviewed by Ron Charles.
The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott. Reviewed by Lily King in the Post.
Five new Australian books listed by Kim.
Mary Beard. Audiobook narrator is not good.
1947 When Now Begins by Elisabeth Asbrink
Real American: A Memoir by Julia Lythcott-Haims. Jenna Wortham endorsed.
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion. Public Library. Warmly endorsed by Laura.
Belleview Square by Michael Redhill. Winner of the Giller AND Shadow Giller Prize. Kim's review.
The Easter Parade by Richard Yates. Recommended by Tony.
Museum of Modern Love by Heather Rose
Kristin Lavrinsdatter by Sigrid Undset. Jen is enjoying it. Audiobook.
Swallowing Mercury by Wioletta Greg. Coming of age novel set in Poland in the 1970s and 80s. Man Booker long list. Described here.
Ties by Domenico Starnone. Trans. by Jhumpa Lahiri. NYT review.
If the Oceans Were Ink by Carla Power. Nonfiction about Islamic faith. Available at the public library.
The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen.
Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932 by Francine Prose. Audiobook.
Non-fiction by Francine Prose.
P.D. James audiobooks
A Faithful Loving Animal by Josephine Rowe. ANZ LitLovers, available in September.
Purple Threads by Jeanine Leane. Kindle version available. Reviewed by Whispering Gums.
My Darling Detective by Howard Norman. Recommended as an audiobook by Tony.
Al Franken, Giant of the Senate. Audiobook.
mohsin Hamid's Exit West. ANZ LitLovers review.
The Cold Eye of Heaven by Christine Dwyer Hickey, a favorite of Reading Matters. Available at Alderman.
House of Names Colm Toibin
The Free World by David Bezmozgis (2011 book), available at the public library.
Modern Romance: An Investigation by Aziz Ansari, library audiobook.
Marguerite Duras, The Lovers
Sixpenny Song by Jennifer Johnston. Irish author, favorite of Reading Matters.
Thornton McCamish's biography of Alan Moorehead: Our Man Elsewhere.
Restoration by Rose Tremaine, audiobook.
One Fine Day by Mollie Panter-Downes. JackieWine reveiwed. UVa library has it.
michael wallis. history, audiobooks
American Philosophy: A Love Story by John Kaag. The NYT review makes it sound irresistible.
Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right by Arlie Russell Hochschild. A Berkeley sociologist spent 5 years listening to people in Louisiana talk about their views. Vox interview here.
Mr. Monkey by Francine Prose
Floating Gardens by Emma Ashmere. Reviewed by ANZ LitLovers.
Miss Garnett's Angels by Salley Vickers. On Reading Matters uplifting books to counter 2016 list.
Lost and Found by Brooke Davis. Also on the list above.
Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown.
Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien
Gustav Sonata by Rose Tremain
4321 by Paul Auster, comes out Jan 31
Venice (audiobook) by Jan Morris
Charlotte Wood, The Natural Way of Things
She Came to Stay by Simone de Beauvoir. Reading Matters' Triple Choice Tuesday choice by Poppy Peacock Pens
Also The Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine by Alina Bronsky
Elizabeth Harrower. James Woods wrote about her in The New Yorker
Night of Fire by Colin Thubron. Reviewed by Ron Charles.
Aunts Up the Cross by Robin Dalton. In Kim's top ten.
The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds by Michael Lewis. 10 hour audiobook.
Pale Horse, Pale Rider by Katherine Anne Porter. Three short novels. Recommended by Laura. At Jeff-Mad.
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee. Review in the NYT, loved Free Food for Millionaires
The Dance of the Jakaranda by Peter Kimani, reviewed in the NYT
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. Jefferson-Madison has it.
Gilliam Mears, The Mint Lawn. Review by Reading Matters, available at Alderman.
Careful, He Might Hear You by Sumner Locke Elliott. Australian novel from 1963, made into a movie, available at Alderman.
The Pages by Murray Bail, Tony's review. Available at Clemons.
The Warmth of Other Suns by Elizabeth Wilkerson. Pam from the pool recommended.
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. ??
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Mothering Sunday by Graham Swift. Tony loved it. At Jefferson-Madison.
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
Commonwealth by Ann Patchett. Ron Charles' review.
Gilled by Marilynne Robinson audiobook. Time to read it again.
Tim Winton's Island Home. Essays about the environment: Kim says it could have been grim, but was optimistic and hopeful.
Peacock & Vine by A.S. Byatt. Non-fiction about two unrelated artists: William Morris and Mariano Fortuni. Tony said these artists didn't slap paint on canvas, but were artists nevertheless.
Peter Ho Davies, The Fortunes. Loved his book The Welsh Girl. This one published Sept 6.
Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson. Set in 70s Brooklyn. Mariflo says it's "that good."
American Heiress by Jeffrey Toobin.
everywhere i look by Helen Garner. Essays. Kim's review makes it sound wonderful.
Jan Morris books: Venice is an audiobook. Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere (available at the public library)
Utopian Man by Lisa Lang (from Reading Matters' list of 10 Australian novels she read in the last decade. Available on kindle.
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
Paddy Clarke ha ha ha by Roddy Doyle
Guide to Berlin by Gail Jones
The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey
Half a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
A Manual for Cleaning Women. Short stories by Lucia Berlin.
Audiobooks narrated by Arthur Morey
Reading the Rocks by Marcia Bjornerud. Recommended by Jen.
The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery.
The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood. Won the Stella Prize, review by Kim. Available June 28.
Amor Towles' new book A Gentleman in Moscow, available Sept. 6.
This Must be the Place by Maggie O'Farrell, available July 19.
Harland's Half Acre by David Malouf. Review by Kim. UVa Ivy stacks.
The Existentialist Cafe by Sarah Bakewell. Recommended by Mike at Java John's, reviewed in NYT.
The Golden Age by Joan London. Available August 16 on kindle.
Paradise Lodge by Nina Stibbe. Audiobook.
Greetings from Utopia Park by Claire Hoffman. Audiobook.
The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton. Audiobook.
The Tsar of Love and Techno: Stories by Anthony Marra.
Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
This is Your Life, Harriet Chance by Jonathan Evison. Review in the NYT: relentlessly dark, but still...Tony's Book World said for a humorous book, it is very sad.
Tenth of December by George Saunders, short stories, Jeff-Mad, audiobook.
Sarah Vowell, Lafayette in the Somewhat United States.
Thirteen ways of Looking by Colum McCann. Tony loved it. Four novellas.
My Life on the Road, Gloria Steinem. Audiobook
My name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout. Out in January.
A House for Mr. Biswas by V.S. Naipaul. Time to re-read it.
The Meursault Investigation by Kamel Daoud, Jefferson-Madison has it.
The Secret Son by Jennifer Ackland, reviewed in Lisa's top 25. Kindle version available.
Department of Speculation by Jenny Offill.
Bettyville: A Memoir by George Hodgkin, a favorite of Maureen Corrigan
The Past by Tessa Hadley. Enthusiastic review by Ron Charles
The Mighty and the Almighty by Madeleine Albright, audiobook read by her.
A Pure Clear Light by Madeleine St. John, reviewed by Reading Matters. Jefferson Madison has it.
After the Circus by Patrick Modiano, reviewed by Reading Matters.
Guide to Berlin by Gail Jones, reviewed by Reading Matters.
George's Grand Tour by Caroline Vermalle. Fun travel-in-France book from the viewpoint of an elderly man defying the young. (Reading Matters).
Helen Macdonald. H is for Hawk.
Emily Bitto's The Strays. Won the Stella Prize.
Ann Enright, The Green Road
Kate Atkinson: A God in Ruins (NYT review)
Cassandra at the Wedding by Dorothy Baker, 1962. Reviewed by guest in Reading Matters. At the public library.
The Golden Age by Joan London
The secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks (out in October)
Elena Ferrante, Italian writer that Tony especially likes. My Brilliant Friend is an audiobook.
I Capture the Castle. Dodie Smith. Audiobook.
Meursault, contre-enquete by Kamel Daoud
The Unfortunates by Sophie McManus. Ron Charles enthusiastic.
The Sympathizer by Viet Than Nguyen. A spy thriller that Ron Charles loved.
Mrs. Dalloway. Audiobook.
Broken Glass by Arthur Miller. Tony recommends listening to the audiobook of this play.
I Saw a Man by Owen Sheers. Reviewed by Annabel. Ordered by Jeff-Mad.
One Life: My Mother's Story by Kate Grenville. Shiny New Books review. kindle.
Enchanted April by Elizabeth Van Arnim. Reading Matters' reviewed. Audiobook.
Days of Awe by Lauren Fox. Ron Charles review.
Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China by Evan Osnos.
The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa. Reading Matters enjoyed it. Audiobook.
The narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Here by Richard McGuire, a graphic novel.
Plato and a Platypus Walked into a Bar... audiobook.
The Dark Sacred Night by Julia Glass
Euphoria by Lily King. Audiobook.
Academy Street by Mary Costello. Reading Matters' favorite of the year.
Coda by Thea Astley. UVa library has.
Dear Committee Members by Julie Schumacher
The Voyage by Murray Bail, available on kindle.
A Fraction of the Whole by Steve Toltz. Jefferson Madison has.
Sixty Lights by Gail Jones. UVa library.
Our endless Numbered Days by Claire Fuller. Kindle.
The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters.
Fourth of July Creek by Smith Henderson.
Dangerous Rhythms by Richard Barrios. Non fiction book about musicals that Tony loved. UVa has.
Gillespie and I by Jane Harris. Reading Matters loved it.
Spring Chicken: Stay Young Forever (or Die Trying) by Bill Gifford. Audiobook.
Man at the Helm by Nina Stibbe.
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith. Public library, audiobook.