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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

2016 Books Read through May 3, 2016

****Medicine Walk, by Richard Wagamse, audiobook, Canadian Literature

****And After Many Days, by Jowhor Ile, LibraryThing.com Early Reviewer's program, book to be published February 2016, author was raised in Nigeria and currently resides in London, First Edition to be published in American

****The True Deceiver, by Tove Jansson, published in English 2009 (1982 Swedish pub,), translated from the Swedish by Thomas Teal, 2015 reading list with Ferris, Finland

****Musical Moment and Other Stories, by Yehoshua Kenaz, translated from the Hebrew by Dalva Bilu and Betsy Rosenberg, 1995, originally published in Isreal in 1980, 2015 reading list with Ferris, Isreal 

****We've Already Gone This Far,  by Patrick Dacey, LibraryThing.com  Early Reviewer's program, book to be published February 2016, American

****Daddy-long-legs, by Jean Webster (1876-1916), 1912, LibriVox digital audiobook, American Literature

****The Dwarf, by Pär Lagerkvist , originally published in 1945, translated from the Swedish by Alexander Dick, Sweden, Scandinavian Literature

***1/2 The Vegetarian, by Han Kang, LibraryThing.com Early Reviewer's program,  book to be published in February 2016, originally published in South Korea, South Korean

***Best Boy, by Eli Gottlieb, 2015, digital audiobook, American

****A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith, 1943, audiobook, American Literature

***Fury, A Novel, by Salman Rushdie, 2001, reading list with Ferris, Indian author

*West of Here, by Jonathan Evison,  2010, audiobook, USA

****Memoirs of a Porcupine by Alain Mabanckou, 2012, Translated from the French by Helen Stevenson, Republic of Congo, Africa

***1/2This Dark Road to Mercy, by Wiles Cash, 2014, digital audiobook, USA

***Expensive People, Wonderland Quartet #2,  by Joyce Carol Oates, 1968, American Literature

***My Name is Lucy Barton,  by Elizabeth Barton, 2016, digital audiobook, American Novelist

****A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman, 2015, digital audiobook, Swedish

*****Are You Here For What I Am Here For, Stories, by Brian Booker, to be published in May 2016, LibraryThing.com Early Reviewer's Edition,  American

****The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, by Rachel Joyce, 2012, digital audiobook,  British

****The Nightingale,  by Kristin Hannah, 2015, audiobook, American Literature

****We have Always Lived in the Castle,  by Shirley Jackson, 1962, American Literature

***The Ploughmen,  by Kim Zupan, 2014, audiobook, American Literature 

**Last Night in Twisted River, by John Irving, 2010, audiobook, USA

Currently Reading Little Bee, by Chris Cleave, 2010, audiobook, USA 

Currently Reading Zafarani Files, by Gamal al-Ghitani, 2015, originally published in Arabic 1976, first English translation 2009, translated from the Arabic by Farooq Abdul Wahab, Egyptian  

Currently Reading Five Spice Street, by Can Xue, 2009, translated from the Chinese by Karen Gernant and Chen Zeping, Chinese Literature

Currently Reading Accursed,  by Joyce Carol Oates, 2013, American Literature

Currently Reading The Fox Was Ever the Hunter, a Novel, by Herta Müller,  2016, LibraryThing.com Early Reviewer's program, translated from the German by Philip Boehm, German Literature

Currently reading Clarissa, or, The history of a Young Lady, by Samuel Richardson, 1748, (from 2014 reading list w/ Ferris - resumed reading 2/10/2016), England


****Are You Here For What I Am Here For by Brian Booker

Early Reviewer's Edition via LibraryThing.com

We are the sum of our experiences. How we internalize them determine our thoughts, emotions and ultimate responses. It is a nonlinear abstract process that is not fully digested on a conscious level. Booker pays homage to this elusive cognitive concept through his cast of troubled characters. Their hallucinatory thoughts and situations illustrate the surreal functionality of the brain. It is an haunting display of extraordinary imagery that is as unpredictable as life itself. This was a thoughtful and unique debut novel.  )