03/2014

These are the books I read in March of 2014 –  8 total (or 11 if you count each book in the trilogy), 5 fiction (1 short stories),  2 nonfiction and 1 mixed (see the trilogy).  One by a woman author – 3 non-US.

The Bully Pulpit:
Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism
by Doris Kearns Goodwin
2013/ 928 pages
rating:  9 / US history – 19th/20th century

Scenes From a Provincial Life (in one ebook)
by J.M. Coetzee (South Africa/ Australia)
rating 9.5 / fictionalized memoir –
a trilogy consisting of “Boyhood,” “Youth,” and “Summertime”

The Infatuations
by Javier Marias (Portugal)
2013 – 352 pages
rating 8.75 / lit-crime  – Spain

The Fear: Robert Mugabe and the Martyrdom of Zimbabwe
by Peter Godwin
2010 / 384 pages
rating 7.5 –  memoir/political

A Constellation of Vital Phenomenon
by Anthony Marra
2013/ 397 pages
rating – 9 / contemp fiction

Dear Life: Stories
By Alice Munro (Canada)
2012 / 336 pages
rating: 8.5 / short stories

May We Be Forgiven
by A.M.Holmes
2012/ 496 pages
rating 8 / contemp fiction

Ragtime
E.L. Doctorow
1975 / 336 pages
rating – 10 / classic (?)

 

 

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