06/2014

These are the books I read in June, 2014 –  13 books – 4 nonfiction – 9 fiction – 4 classic fiction – 4 by women authors – 3 translated –  6 US

A Tale For the Time Being
by Ruth Oziki
rating 7.5 / contemp.  Japan/US

The Red and the Black
Stendhal – 1830
rating- 10/ French classic

Asunder
by Chloe Aridjis
2013 / 192 pages
rating 7.5 /contemp fiction UK

A Tale of Love and Darkness
by Amos Oz
2003/ 517 pages
rating 7 (but parts are 10) / fictionalized memoir Israel

Heatstroke: Nature in an Age of Global Warming
by Anthony Barnosky
2008/ 288 pages
rating 7 / non-fiction/ environment

The Gnostic Gospels
by Elaine Pagels
1979 /182 pages
rating 8 / history of Christianity

How Jesus Became God: The Exaltation of a Jewish Preacher From Galillee
by Bart Ehrman
2014/ 371 pages
rating 8 / history of Christianity

The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse
by Louise Erdrich –
2003/ 355 pages
rating – 9 / contemp fiction – US

Death With Interruptions
by Jose Saramago
2009 / 239 pages
rating 5 (out of 10) /contemp dict – Portugal

The Hanging Garden
by Patrick White
2012- posthumously / 228 pages
rating 8.5 / 20th cent fiction – Australia

The Singapore Grip
by J. G. Farrell
1978 / 568 pages
rating 8.5/ 20th cent lit – UK

The Master
by Colm Toibin
2003 / 338 pages
rating 4/contemp fiction  UK

The Unicorn
by Iris Murdoch
1963 /319 pages
rating 7 / 20th cent. fiction – UK

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