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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October 31, 2019

In October, I was reading ...



2018
The Library Book,
by Susan Orlean
and
Long Live Great Bardfield,
by Tirzah Garwood

2017
The Eustace Diamonds,
by Anthony Trollope

2016
The Secrets of Wishtide,
by Kate Saunders

2015
The Small House at Allington,
by Anthony Trollope

2014
The Ladies of Lyndon,
by Margaret Kennedy

2013
Bertie's Guide to Life and Mothers,
by Alexander McCall Smith

2012
The Ivy Tree,
by Mary Stewart

2011
The House of the Seven Gables,
by Nathaniel Hawthorne

2010
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,
by Washington Irving

2009
Jane's Fame:  How Jane Austen Conquered the World,
by Claire Harman

2008
A Poisoned Mind.
by Natasha Cooper

2007
Museum:  Behind the scenes at the Metropolitan
Museum of Art
,
by Danny Danziger

2006
Still Life,
by Louise Penny
{my first Armand Gamache!)

2005
Sammy's Hill,
by Kristen Gore

2004
Death in Holy Orders,
by P.D.James

2003
L'Affaire and Le Divorce,
by Diane Johnson

2002
Back then:  Two lives in 1950s New York,
by Anne Bernays and Justin Kaplan


4 comments:

JoAnn said...

We were reading together in 2017, 2015, and 2011. Happy memories!!

Audrey said...

I was thinking that last night! But you are so much nicer to remember to say so! And I met many of the other books/writers through bloggers, including our friend Jane from Beyond Eden Rock and Frances from Nonsuch Book. There, I'm being JoAnn-like!

JoAnn said...

:)

JaneGS said...

Of your 16 books, I've actually read 7 of them! I think that is some kind of record for me :)

Although true confession time, I didn't actually finish The Library Book--I sort of got what I needed from it, and felt my interest waning midway through.

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