05/2016

These are the books I read in May, 2016:   15 books total with 2 classics,  7 contemporary fiction,  2 mysteries, and 4 nonfiction.  6 by women authors and 1 translation (Russian).

CLASSICS:  

A Country Doctor
by Sarah Orne Jewett
1884 /  304 pages
read by Kate Reading  7h 58m
rating:  8  /  US classic
(read and listened)
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Quartet in Autumn
by Barbara Pym
1977  /186 pages
rating:  8.75    / 20th century (classic)

FICTION

The Portable Veblen
by Elizabeth McKenzie
2016/ 448 pages
Rating:  8  (for the fun) / contemporary fiction
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All My Friends Are Going To Be Strangers
by Larry McMurtry
1972 / 304 pages
read by  John Randolph Jones 8h 39m
rating – 6: 20th century  fiction
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Arcadia
by Lauren Groff
2012 / 298 pages
read by Andrew Garman –  11h 8m
rating:  9
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Waiting for Sunrise
by William Boyd
2012 / 284 pages
read by Robert Ian MacKenzie 13h 7m
rating – 7 / literary  historical fiction
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The Tsar of Love and Techno
by Anthony Marra
2015/ 352 pages
Read by:  Mark Bramhall,  Beata Pozniak, Rustam Kasymov  – 10h 46m
rating:   9.5 / contemporary literary fiction
(read and listened)
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Ghana Must Go
by Taiye Selasi
2014 /  336 pages
read by Adjoa Andoh
rating:  7   contemp fiction – Ghana/Nigeria/US
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The Mathematician’s Shiva
by Stuart Rojstaczer
2014 / 370 pages
read by  Angela Brazil, Stephen R. Thorne  10h 38m
rating –  8.5 (lots of fun included in rating)
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MYSTERIES:

Moving Day
by Jonathan Stone
2014 / 284 pages
read by Christopher Lane 9h 24m
rating: A+ / literary  thriller
(both read and listened)
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Shaker
by Scott Frank
2015 / 353 pages
read by Dion Graham – 10h 29m
rating:  B+  / crime
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NONFICTION
Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America
by Ari Berman
2015/362 pages
read by Tom Zingarelli 12h 4m
rating – 9.25
(read and listened)

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Secondhand Time:  The Last of the Soviets
by Svetlana Alexievich
2013 / 496 pages – 2016 in English
rating:  8  / nonfiction – journalism – (Russian recent history)
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Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold and the Fate of the American Revolution
by Nathaniel Philbrick
2016 / 443 pages
rating:  9
**  And a huge thank you to Penguin Group at Viking  for the ARC via NetGalley **
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Ravensbruck: Life and Death in Hitler’s Concentration Camp for Women
by Sarah Helm  – (Knopf Doubleday)
2014/ 788 pages  (hard cover)
rating – 10 –   non-fiction history

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