I don’t read a lot of ‘pure’ fiction. Real life is usually enough, you know? Favorites include Barbara Kingsolver, Amy Tan and… um… some other people. Might be awhile before these reviews flesh out.

Kindred by Octavia Butler

Angelmaker by Nick Harkaway

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules by Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg, Rod Bradbury (translator)

Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome

The Feral Detective by Jonathan Lethem

Boy’s Life by Robert McCammon

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned by Walter Mosley

The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien

State of Wonder by Ann Patchett

The Dream of A Common Language by Adrienne Rich (poetry)

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

A Swim in the Pond in the Rain by George Saunders

Maggie Terry by Sarah Schulman

Dear Committee Members by Julie Schumacher

Cursed, by Jeremy C. Shipp (I have no idea where to shelve this one–it’s a genre-bender)

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

The Girls at the Kingfisher Club by Genevieve Valentine

The Intuitionist by Colson Whitehead

bellwether by Connie Willis

Quin’s Shanghai Circus by Edward Whittemore

Very Good, Jeeves! (Jeeves, #4) by P.G. Wodehouse
Someday, I’ll add in a comics/graphics page, eh?


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