The Book List

2015

1. The Harem Midwife ~ Roberta Rich
2. The Midwife of Venice ~ Roberta Rich
      Both of these are a quick easy read,  6/10
3. Away ~ Jane Urquhart, first book by this author. I quite enjoyed it. 7/10
4. Incest ~ Anais Nin, 4/10 got about 75% done and quit
5. No Great Mischief ~ Alistair MacLeod, 8/10 Well written, enjoyed the familiar places
    good generational story
6. The law of Dreams ~ Peter Behrens, 7/10 Irish Immigrant story
7. The Pearl that Broke its Shell ~ Nadia Hashimi, 8/10 Afghanistan, story of a child bride
8. All the light we Cannot see ~ Anthony Doerr (9/10)
9. Go set a Watchman ~ Harper Lee, 6/10
10.  Under the Hawthorne Tree ~ Ai Mi 4/10, poorly written ( could be a result of translation)
11. Adult Onset ~ Ann-Marie MacDonald 5/10
12. Boundless - Tracing land and dream in a new northwest Passage ~ Kathleen Winter, 6/10
13. Our Soul at Night ~ Kant Haruf 5/10, short not well developed
14. My Secret Sister ~ Helen Edwards, 8/10
15. The life changing magic of tidying up ~ Marie Kondo, 6/10
16. The colony of unrequited dreams ~ Wayne Johnston. 8/10
17. Away ~ Jane Urquhart, 8/10
18. The Name of The Wind (day one) ~ Patrick Rothfuss, 7/10
19. The Wise Man's Fear (day two) ~ Partick Rothfuss, 7/10
20. Head Case - My Brain and other Wonders ~ Cole Cohen


2016
1. My Brilliant Friend ~ Elena Ferrante (6/10, did not live up to the hype)
2. Violated: a shocking and harrowing survival story ~ Sarah Wilson (7/10 incredible insight into an organized pedophilia ring in the UK)
3. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry ~ Rachel Joyce (8/10)
4. Overweight is a disease ~ Dr. Lori Teeple  7/10
5. The Diet Fix ~ Dr. Yoni Freedhoff 9/10
6. Bridge Basics I ~ Audrey Grant 7/10
7. The love song of Miss Queenie Hennessy ~ Rachel Joyce (7/10)
8. Play ~ Audrey Grant 8/10
9. Water for Elephants ~ Sara Gruen 5/10
10. The Mountain Shadow ~ Gregory David Roberts 6/10 ( disappointing after his 1st book)
11. Sapiens: A Brief history Of Humankind ~ Yuval Noah Harari  7/10
12. Dimestore: A Writer's Life ` Lee Smith 7/10 ( insight into Appalachian life)
13. When Breath Becones Air ~Paul Kalanithi 7/10
14. The Obesity Code-Unlocking the secrets of weight loss ~ Dr Jason Fund 8/10
15. The Reader ~ Bernhard Schlink 7/10


2017
1. Late Nights on Air ~ Elizabeth Hay 8/10 ( brought back memories of the north)
2. American Pastoral ~ Philip Roth 3/10, don't bother
3. Nine Parts of Desire: The hidden world of Islamic women
       ~ Geraldine Brooks, nonfiction 9/10 (fascinating)
4. The Piano Maker ~ Kurt Palka 8/10, well written
5. A Recipe for Bees ~ Gail Anderson 6/10, depressing
6. The Reason you Walk ~ Wab Kinew 9/10, honest, insightful
7. The Sentimentalists ~ Johanna Skibsrud 5/10,  I kept trying to get interested in the characters
      or the strory line, just wasn't for me.  I think if the 'trial transcript' had started the book it might
      have altered the way I read it.
8. West With the Night ~ Beryl Markham, 8/10 it is such a joy to read a well crafted book. Made me      want to know more about this remarkable woman.
9. The Virgin's Lover ~ Philippa Gregory, 6/10 a fun light read
10. The Children Act ~ Ian McEwan, 7/10 capitivating characters, but ultimately unsatisfying read
I was expecting more
11. Irma Roth ~ Miriam Toews, 6/10 stick with it, it improves
12. The Book Borrower ~ Alice Mattison, 6/10 a really strange story
13. The Gathering ~ Anne Enright, 7/10 a difficult book but rings true
14. The Wonder ~ Emma Donoghu, 8/10 hard to put down
15. Sweetness in the Belly ~ Camilla Gibb, 7/10 a good read







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