The act of reading ... begins on a flat surface, counter or page, and then gets stirred and chopped and blended until what we make, in the end, is a dish, or story, all our own.
— Adam Gopnik

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May 30, 2019

In May, I was reading ...




2018
The pedant in the kitchen,
by Julian Barnes

2017
Imagined London: a tour of the world's greatest fictional city,
by Anna Quindlen

2016
Mrs. Appleyard's year,
by Louise Andrews Kent

2015
Between you and me:  confessions of a comma queen,
by Mary Norris

2014
By its cover,
by Donna Leon

2013
The view from Penthouse B,
by Elinor Lipman 

2012
The technologists.
by Matthew Pearl

2011
North and South and 'Mr. Harrison's confessions,'
by Elizabeth Gaskell

2010
Lunch in Paris:  a love story with recipes,
by Elizabeth Bard

2009
The Gardner heist,
by Ulrich Boser

2008
Love walked in,
by Marisa de los Santos

2007
About Alice,
by Calvin Trillin

2006
My latest grievance,
by Elinor Lipman

2005
Everything she thought she wanted,
by Elizabeth Buchan

2004
Jane Austen:  a life,
by Claire Tomalin

2003
A presumption of death,
Jill Paton Walsh and Dorothy L. Sayers

2002
Instances of the number 3,
by Salley Vickers



1 comment:

JoAnn said...

I've read several of these! Your review last year had me adding The Pedant in the Kitchen to my list, but I haven't come across a copy yet. Library Book Sale season is starting soon though ;-)

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