08/2014

These are the books I read in August, 2014 – 12 books,  9 fiction, 3 nonfiction, 1 classic fiction, 4 by women.  3 US, none translated

Orphan Train
by Christina Baker Kline
2013/ 273 pages
rating 7/ YA? –  hist. fict.

The Ghost Map
The Story of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic … and How It Changed Science, Cities and the Modern World
by Steven Johnson
2013 / 307 pages
rating – 8.5

In the Light of What We Know
by Zia Haider Rahman
2014/ 499 pages
rating 9.5/ contemp lit- UK

The Handmaid’s Tale
by Margaret Atwood
1985 / 310 pages
Rating- 7 / speculative fiction – Canada

Harvest
by Jim Croce
2013/ 245 pages
rating 8 / contemp fiction – UK

Amsterdam: A History of the World’s Most Liberal City
by Russell Shorto
2013 / 315 pages
rating – 8.5 / history-travel / Neth.

Secrets of Eden
by Chris Bohjalian
2013/ 362 pages
rating 4 / contemp fiction – crime

White Dog Fell From the Sky
by Eleanor Morse
2013 / 352 pages
rating 8 / contemp Africa-US

Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune
by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell
2013 / 496 pages
rating 8.5

The Golden Bowl
by Henry James
1904/ 386 pages
rating 6/10 – classic / UK

All Our Names
by Dinaw Mengestu
2013/ 272 pages
rating 8/ contemp lit – Africa

Perfect
by Rachel Joyce
2014/ 400 pages
rating 6/10 – contemp fict UK
read by Paul Rhys – 11h 18m

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