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The Education of an Idealist: A Memoir by Samantha Powers

Dual Citizens by Ohlin Alix

Underground Man by Ross MacDonald

The Moving Target by Ross MacDonald

The Drowning Pool by Ross MacDonald

The Zebra Striped Hearse by Ross MacDonald

Unorthodox by Deborah Feldman

Moonflower Murders by Anthony Horowitz

Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

Across the River and Into the Trees by Ernest Hemingway

Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

Passing by Nella Larsen

The Sentence is Death by Anthony Horowitz

The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz

The Secret History by Donna Tartt

Jacob’s Room by Virginia Woolf

Let Me Tell You What I Mean by Joan Didion

Mozart’s Starling by Lyanda Lynn Haupt

The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie

Patricia Highsmith: Selected Novels and Short Stories (Part 1 & 2)

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Vi by Kim Thúy

The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Last Night in Montreal by Emily St. John Mandel

Page to Screen 2021 and Beyond


Jack by Marilynne Robinson

The Law of Innocence by Michael Connelly

How to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham Thammavongsa

Two Trees Make a Forest by Jessica J. Lee

Sex and Vanity by Kevin Kwan

Turning: A Year in the Water by Jessica J. Lee

Maisie Dobbs Series (all audiobooks):
#1 Maisie Dobbs
#2 Birds of a Feather
#3 Pardonable Lies
#5 An Incomplete Revenge
#6 Among the Mad
#7 The Mapping of Love and Death
#8 A Lesson in Secrets
#9 Elegy for Eddie

In Pieces by Sally Field

Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Edith’s Diary by Patricia Highsmith

The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino

Newcomer by Heigo Higashino

Rashomon and Other Stories by by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

Hey Nostradamus by Douglas Coupland


The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Talking As Fast As I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls by Lauren Graham

Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love by Dani Shapiro

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling

Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling

Sleeping on Jupiter by Anuradha Roy

All the Lives We Never Lived by Anuradha Roy

Washington Black by Esi Edugyan

The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish

Educated by Tara Westover

David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

Not Quite Not White, Losing and Finding Race in America by Sharmila Sen

Warlight by Michael Ondaatje

How to Stop Time by Matt Haig

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

The Wife by Meg Wolitzer (A)

Women and Power: A Manifesto by Mary Beard

Books Finished 2018 (A=Audiobook, R=Reread)

Of Human Bondage by William Somerset Maugham (A)

Middlemarch by George Eliot

The City in which I Love You by Li-Young Lee (Poetry)

Behind My Eyes by Li-Young Lee (Poetry)

Tangerine by Christine Mangan

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky (A)

The Children Act by Ian McEwan

Forgiveness by Mark Sakamoto

The Power of Meaning by Emily Esfahani Smith

Free Food for Millionaire by Min Jin Lee (A)

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance

Mrs. Osmond by John Banville

The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James

The Guermantes Way (In Search of Lost Time Vol. 3) by Marcel Proust


Books Finished 2017 (A= Audiobook, R=Reread)

Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple (A)

Talking Pictures: How to Watch Movies by Ann Hornaday

A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L’Engle

At the Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails by Sarah Bakewell

Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan

Mudbound by Hillary Jordan

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy

The Burning Girl by Claire Messud

Nutshell by Ian McEwan

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Wildlife by Richard Ford (eBook on iPhone)

This Was a Man (Clifton Chronicles #7, A) by Jeffrey Archer

The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes

Heaven (A Prison Diary #3) by Jeffrey Archer (eBook on iPhone)

Cometh the Hour (Clifton Chronicle #6, A) by Jeffrey Archer

Mightier than the Sword (Clifton Chronicle #5 A) by Jeffrey Archer

Be Careful What You Wish For  (Clifton Chronicle #4 A & Read Hardcover) by Jeffrey Archer

Best Kept Secret (Clifton Chronicle #3) by Jeffrey Archer

Only Time Will Tell (A Clifton Chronicle #1) by Jeffrey Archer

The God of Small Things (A) by Arundhati Roy 

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

The Sins of the Father (A) by Jeffrey Archer (Clifton Chronicles #2)

Purgatory by Jeffrey Archer (Prison Diary #2, eBook on iPhone)

To Rise Again at a Decent Hour (A) by Joshua Ferris

A Prison Diary (#1, Hell) by Jeffrey Archer (eBook read on iPhone)

A Prisoner of Birth (A) by Jeffrey Archer 

A Free Life by Ha Jin

The Black Widow (Gabriel Allon #16) by Daniel Silva

China Rich Girlfriend (Crazy Rich Asians #2) by Kevin Kwan

Invisible City by Julia Dahl

Nothing to be Afraid of by Julian Barnes

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah (A)

The Girl from Venice by Martin Cruz Smith (A)

The Wrong Side of Goodbye (Harry Bosch #21) by Michael Connelly 

The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell  (A)

Lion by Saroo Brierley


Books Finished 2016 (A=Audiobook, R=Reread)

Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien

A Man Called One by Fredrik Backman (A)

Both Ways is the Only Way I Want It by Maile Meloy 

Belgravia by Julian Fellowes

Silence and Beauty by Fujimura Makoto

Silence by Shūsaku Endō (R)

Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler

Both Ways is the Only Way I Want It by Maile Meloy

Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda

Simple Recipes by Madeleine Thien 

Drama: An Education by John Lithgow (A)

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng (A)

My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout (A)

Indignation by Philip Roth (A)

The Heist by Daniel Silva (A)

Dogs at the Perimeter by Madeleine Thien

Words without Music by Philip Glass

Love & Friendship: In Which Jane Austen’s Lady Susan Vernon Is Entirely Vindicated by Whit Stillman. Ripple posts here, and here.

C by Tom McCarthy (A)

Remainder by Tom McCarthy

Wonder by R. J. Palacio

In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami (A)

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates (A)

Elements of Style by Wendy Wasserstein (A)

Stella Bain by Anita Shreve (A)

The Outsider by Albert Camus

Lady Susan by Jane Austen


Books Finished 2015 (r=reread)

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

The English Spy by Daniel Silva (MP3)

Parade’s End by Ford Madox Ford (Audiobook)

Nora Webster by Colm Tóibín

Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín (r)

Heat And Dust by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (r)

The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant

Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar: Understanding Philosophy through Jokes by Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein

The Secret in Their Eyes by Eduardo Sacheri

The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton

The Godwulf Manuscript by Robert B. Parker (Audio MP3)

Promised Land by Robert B. Parker (Audio MP3)

Appaloosa by Robert B. Parker (Audio MP3)

The Burning Room (Audiobook) by Michael Connelly

Satin Island by Tom McCarthy

The End of Your Life Bookclub by Will Schwalbe

Summer by Edith Wharton

Circling the Sun by Paula McLain

Hamlet by William Shakespeare (r)

The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee

The Road to Character by David Brooks (Audiobook)

The Bostonians by Henry James (Audiobook)

Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion

Plays by Henrik Ibsen: The Master Builder, The Doll’s House, Hedda Gabler

Journey of A Thousand Miles: My Story by Lang Lang with David Ritz (Audiobook)

The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford (Audiobook)

Confusion by Stefan Zweig

The Society of the Crossed Keys by Wes Anderson

Beware of Pity by Stefan Zweig

The Post-Office Girl by Stefan Zweig

The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters (Audiobook)

A Curious Career by Lynn Barber

Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy


Books Finished 2014 (r=reread)

Silence by Shusaku Endo

Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, & Faith in the New China by Evan Osnos

Lila by Marilynne Robinson

Joseph Anton by Salman Rushdie (Audiobook superbly read by Sam Dastor)

Home by Marilynne Robinson

The Awakening by Kate Chopin (Audiobook)

My Life In Middlemarch by Rebecca Mead (Audiobook)

Birding With Yeats by Lynn Thomson

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (Audiobook)

A Separate Peace by John Knowles (Audiobook)

Pauline Kael: A Life In The Dark by Brian Kellow

If I Stay by Gayle Forman

The Giver by Lois Lowry

Still Alice by Lisa Genova (Audiobook)

The Prophet by Khalil Gibran (Audiobook)

The Homing Instinct by Bernd Heinrich 

The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty (Audiobook)

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler(Audiobook)

Miss Julie by August Strindberg

How Proust Can Change Your Life by Alain de Botton

Let’s Just Say It Wasn’t Pretty by Diane Keaton (Audiobook read by the author)

Holy The Firm by Annie Dillard

The Film Club by David Gilmour

What Maisie Knew by Henry James

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption (Audiobook) by Laura Hillenbrand

A House In The Sky by Amanda Lindhout

C. S. Lewis, A Life by Alister McGrath

Wise Blood by Flannery O’Connor

The Railway Man by Eric Lomax

The Monuments Men  by Robert M. Edwel

Chess Story by Stefan Zweig

I Can’t Complain by Elinor Lipman (Audiobook)

The Dinner by Herman Koch

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

The Europeans by Henry James (Audiobook)

12 Years A Slave by Solomon Northup

Hector and the Search for Happiness by François Lelord

The Moviegoer by Walker Percy (Audiobook)

The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert (Audiobook)

Longbourn by Jo Baker (Audiobook)

The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri

Books Finished 2013 (r=reread)

A Confession by Leo Tolstoy

Tiger Babies Strike Back by Kim Wong Keltner

The Woman Upstairs (Audiobook) by Claire Messud

August: Osage County by Tracy Letts

Labor Day by Joyce Maynard

Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan

Quiet by Susan Cain

In Search of Lost Time Vol. II: Within A Budding Grove by Marcel Proust

Illegal Action by Stella Rimington (Audiobook)

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Sea by John Banville

The Rembrandt Affair by Daniel Silva (Audiobook)

The English Girl by Daniel Silva (Audiobook)

Who is Afraid of Postmodernism? by James K. A. Smith

Moscow Rules by Daniel Silva (Audiobook)

Kim’s Convenience by Ins Choi

Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver (Audiobook)

Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson

Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor E. Frankl

Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Downton Abbey: The Complete Scripts. Season One by Julian Fellowes

In Search of Lost Time, Vol. 1, Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust

Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (r)

Before I Go to Sleep by S. J. Watson

Suite Française by Irene Némirovsky

In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson

Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas (2013 Read-Along)

The Lighthouse by Alison Moore

The Art Forger by B. A. Shapiro

The Black Box by Michael Connelly

Books Finished 2012 (r=reread)

Out of the Blue by Jan Wong

Surprised by Joy by C. S. Lewis

The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (Read-Along)

Travels With My Aunt by Graham Greene

The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid

The Mistress of Nothing by Kate Pullinger (Audio book)

Dubliners by James Joyce

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (revisit thru audiobook)

Life of Pi by Yann Martel (r)

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (audiobook)

Pride and Prejudice (Revisit thru audiobook)

Bel-Ami by Guy de Maupassant

The Hundred-foot Journey by Richard C. Morais

Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie (Read-Along)

Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh (Audiobook)

Goodbye to All That by Robert Graves

A Farewell to Arms by Earnest Hemingway (Audiobook)

Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey by The Countess of Carnarvon

The Graduate (Screenplay by Buck Henry)

Everything in This Country Must by Colum McCann

A Heart for Freedom by Chai Ling

Diary of a Country Priest by Georges Bernanos

Some Assembly Required by Anne Lamott (audiobook)

Half A Life by V. S. Naipaul

Life Itself  by Roger Ebert (audiobook)

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

Gilead by Marilynne Robinson (audiobook)

The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron


Death Comes To Pemberley by P. D. James

The End of the Affair by Graham Greene

A Version of the Truth (audiobook) by Jennifer Kaufman and Karen Mack

The Quiet American by Graham Greene

Molly Fox’s Birthday by Deirdre Madden

The Sound of the Mountain by Yasunari Kawabata

Books Read 2011 (r=Reread)

A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L’Engle

Walking On Water by Madeleine L’Engle

Then Again by Diane Keaton

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

Blue Nights by Joan Didion

The Cat’s Table by Michael Ondaatje

Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay (r)

A Good Man Is Hard To Find and Other Stories by Flannery O’Connor

The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark

The Lake by Banana Yoshimoto

In Praise of Doubt by Peter Berger and Anton Zijderveld

Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson

The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

Up At the Villa by Wm. S. Maugham (r)

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua

.The Letters of Vincent Van Gogh

A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway

True Grit by Charles Portis

Tender Is The Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Tolstoy and the Purple Chair by Nina Sankovitch

A Jane Austen Education by William Deresiewicz

Breakfast At Tiffany’s by Truman Capote

Howards End by E. M. Forster

Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones

The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

Let The Great World Spin by Colum McCann

The Archivist by Martha Cooley

Goodbye Columbus by Philip Roth

The Diary of a Country Priest by Georges Bernanos (r)

Alone Together by Sherry Turkle, Part 1 & Part 2.

Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

‘Adjustment Team’ (short story) by Philip K. Dick

Room by Emma Donoghue

One Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn

The King’s Speech: How One Man Saved The British Monarchy by Mark Logue and Peter Conradi

Sarah’s Key by Tatiana De Rosnay

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Snow Country by Yasunari Kawabata (Chinese translation)

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer


Books Read 2010 (r = reread)

Snow Country by Yasunari Kawabata

I Remember Nothing and Other Reflections by Nora Ephron

The Music of Chance by Paul Auster

The Reversal by Michael Connelly

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (r)

The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera

Brooklyn by Colm Toibin

Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

A Very Private Gentleman (The American) by Martin Booth

Persuasion by Jane Austen (r)

Goldengrove by Francine Prose

Rouse Up O Young Men of the New Age! by Kenzaburo Oe

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Somewhere Inside by Laura Ling & Lisa Ling

The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind by Mark Noll

The Prodigal God by Timothy Keller

The Diary of a Country Priest by Georges Bernanos

An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro

Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

Transcendental style in film: Ozu, Bresson, Dreyer by Paul Schrader

Beatrice & Virgil by Yann Martel

Reframing Theology and Film edited by Robert K. Johnston

But is it art? by Cynthia Freeland

Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls

Living By Fiction by Annie Dillard

Art for God’s Sake by Philip Graham Ryken

Invisible by Paul Auster

What Is Stephen Harper Reading? By Yann Martel

Up At The Villa by W. Somerset Maugham

Theatre by W. Somerset Maugham

Emma by Jane Austen (r)

The Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl

No Exit by Jean Paul Sartre

A Truth Universally Acknowledged: 33 Great Writers on Why We Read Jane Austen edited by Susannah Carson


Arti’s TBR Beast:

The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill

East of Eden by John Steinbeck

Absence of Mind by Marilynne Robinson

The Death of Adam by Marilynne Robinson

The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana by Umberto Eco

Ozu and the Poetics of Cinema by David Bordwell (Online)

A Secular Age by Charles Taylor

Virginia Woolf: An Inner Life by Julia Briggs

Little Children by Tom Perrotta

The Book Borrower by Alice Mattison

As If By Accident by Julie Johnston

The Lady with the Little Dog and Other Stories, 1896-1904 by Anton Chekhov

This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Day of Empire by Amy Chua

The Hero With A Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell

My Latest Grievance by Elinor Lipman

Self by Yann Martel

Humble Apologetics by John G. Stackhouse, Jr.

Plus all the titles found here and here and here.

Books read 2009:

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (iPhone Stanza)

Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

The Irrational Season by Madeleine L’Engle

A Third Testament by Malcolm Muggeridge

The Anthologist by Nicholson Baker

The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (iPhone Stanza)

The Opposite of Fate: A Book of Musings by Amy Tan

Nine Dragons by Michael Connelly

Daisy Miller by Henry James

The Private Diary of Mr. Darcy by Maya Slater

Running In The Family by Michael Ondaatje

Gourmet Rhapsody by Muriel Barbery

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott

The Metamorphosis and Other Stories by Franz Kafka

The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

Always Looking Up by Michael J. Fox

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall by Kazuo Ishiguro

The Scarecrow by Michael Connelly

Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels

Reel Spirituality: theology and film in dialogue by Robert K. Johnston

Poets’ Corner compiled by John Lithgow

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

The Associate by John Grisham

People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

The Pursuit of God by A. W. Tozer

Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

Away by Amy Bloom

Indignation by Philip Roth

Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri

The Reader by Bernhard Schlink

Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy


Books read 2008:

The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly

The Bible and The New York Times by Fleming Rutledge

A Grief Observed by C. S. Lewis

The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

Two Guys Read Jane Austen by Steve Chandler and Terrence N. Hill

Jane Austen: A Life by Claire Tomalin

Jane Austen, A Penguin Life by Carol Shields

Cassandra & Jane: A Jane Austen Novel by Jill Pitkeathley

Literacy and Longing in L.A. by Jennifer Kaufman and Karen Mack

Then She Found Me by Elinor Lipman

The Savior by Eugene Drucker

Up Till Now by William Shatner

Persuasion by Jane Austen

Lady Killer by Lisa Scottoline

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence

Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

And When Did You Last See Your Father? by Blake Morrison

A Room with a View by E. M. Forster

Nim’s Island by Wendy Orr

The Maytrees by Annie Dillard

Beijing Confidential by Jan Wong

A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf

Emma by Jane Austen

To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

A Walk With Jane Austen by Lori Smith

The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon

The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton

On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan

Atonement by Ian McEwan

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen


12 thoughts on “Books”

  1. Please write your thoughts when you read Tomalin’s biography of Austen. I’ve read her bios of Mary Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft and found her to have a pretty strong bias, so I’ve hestitated reading her bio of Austen.


  2. Robin: It’ll probably be a while before I can get to it…but it’s on my list and I do intend to plough through it one of these days. Thanks for stopping by.


  3. Hi, Arti, I enjoyed your review of Mamma Mia! The audience did clap especially loudly when Streep jumped on the mattress, appreciating the limberness it required. I’ve started a blog for my book club (which is almost 30 years old….although I haven’t been in it since the beginning), so your list of books is very much appreciated. The address is I’m going to slooooooooowly list the books from each year on that blog. I got to your blog when I saw you stopped in mine to see More Mama Mia! I love the automatically generated feature.

    Catherine: From your description of your blog on your “About” page, sounds like this is one swell group… I’m honored to be on your “reference” list. I’ll check back to see more of your reviews in the days ahead. Yes, this auto generated feature sure is helpful in linking us strangers on the blogosphere. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment!



  4. Reading Like a Writer by Prose is really good, Arti. Don’t put that off much longer.
    I’m glad you worked out the piracy issue, scary stuff for us bloggers.
    I put many hours at time into my posts also.

    Jennifer, I’ll definitely move it up on my TBR list!



  5. I have recently been captured by Anita Diamant’s _The Red Tent_, which brings considerable anthropological insight into the sort of society capable of the beastliness shown in Genesis 34. I have long suspected that the male chauvinism of the Old Testament was probably in response to the power of female deities, and this book flatters my suspicions. May I recommend it to your attention?


    Thanks for your recommendation. From what you said about it, it certainly sounds interesting.



    1. Welcome Andi! Since I’m a slow reader, I don’t have many titles here, but I choose my reads carefully since I can’t finish that fast. I’m not sure whether I’ll write a post on Foer’s book, but, maybe when the film comes out, I just might, comparing the two. If you’re interested… I’ve compiled a list of “Books Into Films”, movie adaptations of literary works that will come out this year or next. Here’s the link:
      Thanks for stopping by!


  6. Arti,
    I love your choice in books and am really pleased to have discovered your blog – look forward to visiting often, You wrote a fantastic review of The Elegance of the Hedgehog, I have just finished it but want to read it again straight away, so much to savour it needs a second reading I think..


    1. Tracey,

      Welcome! I’d love to hear your opinion of any book you find on my blog. The Elegance of the Hedgehog is one excellent read… you’re welcome to share your view. You’ve a wonderful book blog there yourself at A Book Sanctuary. As you can see I’ve linked your site on my Blogroll. Hope this is the beginning of some regular mutual visiting!


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