Jane and the Waterloo Map by Stephanie Barron (3.6, Finished 1/8/16)7. White Sands by Geoff Dyer (from publisher - e-galley)27. Flight of Dreams by Ariel Lawhon (Amazon Vine ARC) Read29. All the Single Ladies by Rebecca Traister (Net Galley)136. June by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore (Net Galley)138. Makers and Takers: the Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business by Rana Foroohar (Net Galley)139.
Finding Fontainebleau by Thad Carhart (3.75; Finished 1/11/16)9. The Girl in the Red Coat by Kate Hamer (Amazon Vine ARC)Read31. In Search of Buddha’s Daughters by Christine Toomey37. The Midnight Assassin: Panic, Scandal and the Hunt for America's First Serial Killer by Skip Hollandsworth (Net Galley)141.The Coffee Trader by David Liss (4.7; Finished 1/12/16)10. The Decent Proposal by Kemper Donovan (Amazon Vine ARC) Read32. Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond38. City of Jackals by Parker Bilal (Net Galley) Read142.Litany You are the bread and the knife, The crystal goblet and the wine...-Jacques Crickillon You are the bread and the knife,the crystal goblet and the wine. (re-reading both the Edinburgh dystopian novels and the Greek mysteries, and catching up on new books in both series)Body Politic Read The Bone Yard Water of Death The Blood Tree The House of Dust Heads or Hearts A Deeper Shade of Blue The Last Red Death The Golden Silence The Silver Stain The Green Lady The Black Life The White Sea Stuff I've Missed/Passed By and Really Want to Read or Re-Read: The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton Moriarty by Anthony Horowitz Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton Bloodlands by Timothy Snyder The Long Ships by Frans Bengtsson Books in French Because I need to keep up my French reading skills, which are slipping badly La vie des elfes by Muriel Barbery06h41 by Jean-Philippe Blondel Retour indésirable by Charles Lewinsky Le grand Coeur by Jean-Christophe Rufin Les enfants d'Alexandrie by Françoise Chandernagor Boussole by Matthias Enard Juste avant l'oubli by Alice Zeniter L'homme qui regardait la nuit by Gilbert SinouéAcquisitions List Part IA Big Problem for me on an ongoing basis is trying to keep down the number of books that I acquire and must read.You are the dew on the morning grassand the burning wheel of the sun. At least the library books all must read and removed within six weeks or so (Providence Library rules: one renewal max) but the ARCs are so easy to acquire...My guide to my ratings:1.5 or less: A tree gave its life so that this book could be printed and distributed? Nemesis: One Man and the Battle for Rio by Misha Glenny (from publisher; e-galley)14. The Mirror Test: America at War in Iraq and Afghanistan by J. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi (from publisher via e-galley)19. The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson Read65. What Lies Between Us by Nayomi Munaweera (Amazon Vine ARC) Read122.
1.5 to 2.7: Are you really prepared to give up hours of your life for this?? Nitro Mountain by Lee Clay Johnson (from publisher -- e-galley)20. Be Frank With Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson (Amazon Vine ARC) Read123.You are the white apron of the baker,and the marsh birds suddenly in flight. Not to mention Net Galley and the e-ARCs, even if they don't take up physical space....However, you are not the wind in the orchard,the plums on the counter,or the house of cards. There is just no way that you are the pine-scented air. So I'm going to shame myself by listing the books that come in the house, one way or another (except the library books that will rapidly leave again) and try to get to them rapidly, unless they are Kindle Sale copies of classics that are already in my library (meaning I can discard them) or books that I know I want to read one day and for which paying 99 cents or 99p today is just too good a deal to pass up. Not all Bastards Are from Vienna by Andrea Molesini82. Chaucer's Tale: 1386 and the Road to Canterbury by Paul Strohm (US Kindle -- $$) Read84.At my young friend Theo's elementary school talent show last month, I heard a second-grader recite this poem by Billy Collins. Brazillionaires: Wealth, Power, Decadence and Hope in an American Country by Alex Cuadros141. by Helene Gremillon The Soul of Discretion by Susan Hill A Dark Redemption by Stav Sherez The Italian Secretary by Caleb Carr Read Down Among the Dead Men by Peter Lovesey Read Europa!It was almost eerie to hear an eight-year-old do an amazing job!! The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between by Hisham Matar138. Books published by Europa Editions Life, Only Better by Anna Gavalda The Eye Stone by Roberto Tiraboschi In the City of Gold and Silver by Kenize Mourad Just Call Me Superhero by Alina Bronsky Revolution Baby by Joanna Gruda The Thoughts and Happenings of Wilfred Price, Purveyor of Superior Funerals by Wendy Jones My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante The Thursday Night Men by Tonio Benacquista Winter by Christopher Nicholson Read The Paul Johnston Series Challenge!It might interest you to know,speaking of the plentiful imagery of the world,that I am the sound of rain on the roof. Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging by Sebastian Junger129. A single $ mark means that I paid a sale price for them (a deep discount); a double $$ means I paid the normal asking price. The Maximum Security Book Club: Reading Literature in a Men’s Prison by Mikita Brottman77. Juste avant l'oubli - Alice Zeniter (Albertine - $$)89. The Sign of Fear - Robert Ryan (UK Kindle - $$) Read97.