02/2016

Only 13  books read in February,  with 8 general fiction, 1 crime, 1 sci-fi and  3 nonfiction. There were 4 by women authors and 3 were translated.

GENERAL FICTION
Avenue of Mysteries X2
by John Irving
2015 / 480 pages
read by Armando Duran 20h 50m
rating: 8.5
(second reading – read and listened)

Avenue of Mysteries  
by John Irving
2015 / 480 pages
read by Armando Duran  20h 50m
rating: 7.5 /  general fiction – humorous

The Dream of the Celt
by Mario Vargas Llosa (Peru)
2010 / 358 pages
rating: 8

The Incarnations
by Susan Barker
2015 / 374 pages
rating – 6

The Nightingale
by Kristin Hannah
2015/ 440 pages
read by Polly Stone 17h 26m
rating:  4 / historical romance

The Mathematician’s Shiva
by Stuart Rojstaczer
2014 / 384 pages
read by Angela Brazil and Stephen R. Thorne  10h 38m
rating:
(read and listened – both!)

Americana  (x3)
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Nigeria/US)
2013/ 496 pages
read by Adjoa Andoh-  17h 28m
rating: 9.5  / contemp.  immigrant fiction
(read and listened)

Submission
by Michael Houellebecq  (France)
2014 / 250 pages
rating 8.5 /  contempt lit – futurist

I finished this while I was at the coast and forgot to write up an entry for it.

NONFICTION:
Voices From Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster
by Svetlana Alexievich
1997 / 244 pages
rating:  9.25

The Hare With the Amber Eyes:  A Family’s Century of Art and Loss
by Edmund de Waal
2011 / 351 pages
rating 8.75 / memoir

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate
by Naomi Klein
2015 / 576 pages
read by Ellen Archer / 20h 43m
rating: 8.5 /  nonfiction – climate economics

GENRES –  CRIME/SCI-FI:
(rated A-F)
For the Dead
by Timothy Hallinan
2014/ crime
read by Victor Bovine 10h 53m
rating:  A+
(#4 in the Poke Rafferty series)

Daemon
by Daniel Suarez
2009 / 632 pages
read by Jeff Gurner 15h 57m
rating C+ / techno-thriller

 

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