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Books Read 2007

  • Khaled Hosseini: A Thousand Splendid Suns

    Khaled Hosseini: A Thousand Splendid Suns
    (*****)

  • Michael Chabon: The Yiddish Policemen's Union: A Novel

    Michael Chabon: The Yiddish Policemen's Union: A Novel
    (***)

  • Kim Edwards: The Memory Keeper's Daughter

    Kim Edwards: The Memory Keeper's Daughter
    (****)

  • Sandra Kring: Carry Me Home: A Novel

    Sandra Kring: Carry Me Home: A Novel
    (***)

  • Claire Messud: The Emperor's Children

    Claire Messud: The Emperor's Children
    Disappointing. The story was about people of my generation trying to survive in the cultural world of New York. I slogged through this book hoping it would get better or I would begin to care about the characters, but I never did. I wouldn't recommend it. (**)

  • Asne Seierstad: The Bookseller of Kabul

    Asne Seierstad: The Bookseller of Kabul
    (**)

  • Kate Atkinson: One Good Turn: A Novel

    Kate Atkinson: One Good Turn: A Novel
    "One Good Turn" focuses on Jackson Brodie who is a former private detective. He is in Edinburgh, Scotland with his girlfriend Julia who is engrossed in a play and has little time for Jackson. Wandering around, he stumbles onto a crime scene and into a maze of characters that Atkinson develops evenly through each chapter. (****)

  • Irene Nemirovsky: Suite Française

    Irene Nemirovsky: Suite Française
    This book has gotten a lot of praise and rightfully so. One of the most amazing things about the book is the writing of it. Nemirovsky wrote this in France during WWII. It was supposed to be 5 parts long but only two were written before she, because she was a Jew, was deported to Auschwitz and died there. (*****)

  • Diane Setterfield: The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel

    Diane Setterfield: The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel
    Setterfield obviously loves to read literary fiction. Especially Jane Eyre. This is a great Gothic romance in the same vein as Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights. This is a great book for when it is cold and dark outside and you are warm inside. I loved curling up under a blanket and reading this story for hours. This is one of those books I wanted to live in. I wanted to read it really fast, consume the story, but at the same time didn't want it to end. (****)

  • Cormac Mccarthy: The Road

    Cormac Mccarthy: The Road
    This was an amazing and devastating book. This would be an excellent choice for a reading group – if you could convince all members to keep reading, no matter what. (*****)

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bekka

i liked the first much better than One Good Turn. OGT seemed scattered somehow? saw that you'd read McCarthy's The Road. what a depressing book. not certain i could recommend it to anyone.

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