Reading Update

Strange collection of stuff. Finally finished 2666, which was magnificent, wild, tortured, exotic. And it actually did all come together at the end, although without resolution, but at least the circle was completed.

The English Major was like guy lit. If hen lit is a woman getting a divorce in middle-age and suddenly finding herself, this was a guy suddenly getting a divorce in middle age having wild flings and then finding himself. Really readable, but when all was said and done I didn’t really love any of the characters.

Cold Sassy Tree was strange, threads of so many things. It made me understand what the folks at Front Street Books meant when they said I should slow down my middle-grade novel Redbone.

27. Singularity Sky, Charles Stross
26. Cold Sassy Tree, Olive Ann Burns
25. The English Major, Jim Harrison
24. 2666, Roberto Bolona
21-23 Kept in the Dark, Nina Balatka, Eye for an Eye, Anthony Trollope
20. Les Miserables, Victor Hugo
19. The Help, Kathleen Stockett
18. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest, Stieg Larsson
17. The Short Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Diaz
16. Await Your Reply, Michael Chaon
15. The Higher Power of Lucky, Susan Patron
14. The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane,Katherine Howe
13. Dragon Haven, Robin Hobb
12. The Hemmingses of Monticello: An American Family, Annette Gordon-Reed
11. Bookman’s Wake, John Dunning
7-10. The Spellman Files, The Curse of the Spellmans, Revenge of the Spellmans, The Spellmans Strike Again, Lisa Lutz
6. Bardo: Interval of Possibility, Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche
5. Booked to Die, John Dunning
4. Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins
3. The Girl Who Played with Fire, Stieg Larson
2. Beautiful Creatures
1. The Silver Mage, Katherine Kerr

1-6 Rune Blade Trilogy, Sword in Exile Trilogy, Ann Marston

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