Kristin Lavrinsdatter by Sigrid Undset. Jen is enjoying it.
Swallowing Mercury by Wioletta Greg. Coming of age novel set in Poland in the 1970s and 80s. Man Booker long list. Described here.
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.
The Children Act by Ian McEwan.
Jon Meacham's Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power. Audiobook.
The Bully Pulpit by Doris Kearns Goodwin. 36 hour audiobook.
Nora Webster by Colm Toibin.
Lila by Marilynne Robinson
James Salter's Light Years. "Worshipped" by John Self. Public library.
Life Drawing by Robin Black. Tony's commentary priceless.
The Betrayers by David Bezmozgis. Convincing NYT review
Tell by Frances Itani. Shortlist for Giller Prize. Available Jan, 2015. Reviewed by Reading Matters.
Quiet: The Power of Introverts by Susan Cain.
Man at the Helm by Nina Stibbe. Audiobook.
Jessica Anderson, One of the Wattle Birds. Whispering Gums was enthusiastic. UVa library has it.
Stephen Grosz, The Examined Life: how we lose and find ourselves. Non-fiction by an American psychoanalyst practicing in London. Kim read it because of this comment by a blogger: "Everyone should read this book and feel it chip away any ice around their hearts, to let our admirable human capacity for love and compassion flow through." Audiobook.
The Fourth Revolution: the Global Race to Reinvent the State by John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge. Audiobook.
In the Cage by Henry James. Tony recommends it.
The Rise and Fall of Great Powers by Tom Rachman. Reviewed by Ron Charles.
The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan.
Someone by Alice McDermott, recommended by Corinne Conlon
Animal Madness by Laurel Braitman. Audiobook.
Lobster Kings by Alexi Zentner. Even better than Touch, according to KevinfromCanada.
Fourth of July Creek by Smith Henderson
Auto Biography by Earl Swift. Story of a '57 Chevy.
Margaret Fuller: A New American Life by Megan Marshall. NYT review.
Private Life by Jane Smiley. Jennifer recommended it.
My Promised Land by Ari Shavit
Robert Hellenga. New book is The Confessions of Frances Godwin.
Robertson Davies, The Cornish Triology
Deirdre Madden, Time Present and Time Past. Her new novel, reviewed by NYT, kindle version.
Rohinton Mistry, A Fine Balance. KevinfromCanada's favorite novel!
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. Audiobook.
The Cleaner of Chartres by Salley Vickers. Public library.
Born Standing Up by Steve Martin. Audiobook.
Mr. Loverman by Bernardine Evaristo. Paperback available through Amazon. Not libraries, not iTunes.
The Sugar Mother by Elizabeth Jolley. Review by ANZ LitLovers makes it sound great. UVa library, kindle.
The Man who Loved Children by Christina Stead.
The Radetsky March by Joseph Roth.
Grace Paley short stories, especially "Goodbye and Good Luck."
On Reading by Andre Kertesz. Photographs of readers, published in 1971, is available at UVa Fine Arts.
Little Failure by Gary Shteyngart. A memoir.
Landscape of Farewell by Alex Miller. Only available from independent sellers through Amazon but sounds wonderful.
How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny. Tony had high praise for this complex mystery set in small town French Canadal. Audiobook.
Richard Powers books. Generosity loved by Tony. Orfeo about a composer reviewed in the Post Jan. 22.
Dragnet Nation by Julie Angwin
The Cardboard Crown by Martin Boyd. A 1952 novel set in Australia and Britain, late 19th, early 20th century, Reading Matters enthusiastic. Kindle, UVa.
David Ireland books.
Tim Winton, Eyrie. Out in June.
Anna Funder, All That I Am. Audiobook.
graham greene audiobooks.
The Railwayman's Wife by Ashley Hay. Kimbofo liked it.