04/2014

These are the books I read in April, 2014:

A History of the World in Six Glasses
by Tom Standage
2005 / 311 pages
rating 9 – history

Candide
by Voltaire
1759/ 100 or so pages
rating 10 / classic-satire

Seeking Enlightenment … Hat by Hat: A Skeptic’s Guide to Religion
by Nevada Barr
2003 / 223 pages
Rating: 9 / spirituality, essays

The Art of War
by Sun Tzu
2nd to 4th century BC (probably last revision)
very short – less than 50 pages
rating  10 (I guess)  – non-fiction military “history” (classic)
translated by Lionel Giles –

The Ladies’ Paradise
by Emile Zola
1883/ 480 pages
rating 9.5  classic – French
(Introduction, Notes and translation by Brian Nelson)

The People on Privilege Hill
by Jane Gardham
2008 (Europa)/ 196 pages
rating 8 / short stories

Last Friends
by Jane Gardham
2013 / 213 pages
rating 8.5 / contemp fiction
(9.25 for the trilogy)

The Lowland
by Jhumpa Lahiri
2013/ 354 pages
rating:  8.75 / contemp – India

Still Life With Bread Crumbs
by Anna Quinlan
2014/272 pages
rating 5 / romance

Revolutionary Road
by Richard Yates
1961 / 355 pages
rating – 8 (probably a 10 in 1961) – classic

 

 

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