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April 30, 2021

#Monthly Planning 2021

by N@ncy

The Netherlands

June 2021:

  1. John – Annie Baker (play)   REVIEW
  2. Entangled Life – M. Sheldrake REVIEW (NF)
  3. The Sense of an Ending – J. Barnes REVIEW
  4. A Killing Spring – G. Bowen REVIEW (CF)
  5. Mrs. McGinty’s Dead – Agatha Christie REVIEW (1952) (CF)
  6. The Birdwatcher (2016) – W. Shaw – REVIEW
  7. Fer-de-Lance (1934) – Rex Stout (CF) REVIEW
  8. Zero Fail (2021) – Carol Leonnig REVIEW
  9. Catch and Kill (2019) – Ronan Farrow REVIEW
  10. Darktown (2016) – T. Mullen (CF) REVIEW
  11. The Prophets – R. Jones Jr. (2021) REVIEW

May 2021:

  1. The Long Fall – Walter Mosely REVIEW
  2. The Door – Magda Szabo REVIEW
  3. Station Eleven – E. St. John Mandel REVIEW
  4. Palace Walk – N. Mahfouz REVIEW
  5. Mediocre – Ijeoma Oluo REVIEW
  6. The Committed – Viet Thanh Nguyen REVIEW
  7. Gulag Archipelago vol 1 – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn REVIEW
  8. Nobody Knows My Name – James Baldwin (essays) REVIEW
  9. Song of Solomon – Toni Morrison REVIEW
  10. Talking To My Country – Stan Grant REVIEW
  11. Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments – Saidiya Hartman REVIEW
  12. Rembrandt and the Female Nude – E. Sluijter REVIEW
  13. Classical Art: From Greece to Rome – M. Beard REVIEW
  14. Has China Won? – K. Muhbubani REVIEW
  15. Henri Matisse: Rooms with a View – S. Neilsen Blum REVIEW
  16. Growth of the Soil – Knut Hamsun (1917)REVIEW
  17. Stories from the Warm Zone – Jessica Anderson (1987)REVIEW
  18. Classical Art – M. Beard REVIEW
  19. What We Talk About When We Talk About Love – R. Carver (1981) REVIEW
  20. Bloodlands – T. Snyder –  REVIEW
  21. The Blue Clerk – Dionne Brand (2018) REVIEW
  22. Fire Front – edited by Alison Whittaker (2020) REVIEW
  23. The Betrayal – W. R. Corson (1968) REVIEW
  24. A Baker’s Dozen – Dorothy Hewett (2001) REVIEW
  25. The Lost Arabs – Omar Sakr  REVIEW
  26. The New Ships – Kate Duignan  REVIEW
  27. The Wall – John Hersey (1950)…too long, skimmed, AWFUL
  28. Ghostspeaking – Peter Boyle (2016) REVIEW
  29. The Collected Stories (30) of Jean Stafford – J. Stafford  1970 Pulitzer Prize  REVIEW
  30. Reaching Tin River – Thea Astley  REVIEW


April 2021:

  1. The Guilded Auction BlockShane McCrae (22 poems)  REVIEW  #PoetryMonth 2021
  2. Revolusi – David van Reybrouck  REVIEW  Longlist Brusse  Prize 2021
  3. Urk – M. Declercq  REVIEW  Longlist Brusse Prize 2021
  4. SurgeJay Bernard –  REVIEW #PoetryMonth 2021
  5. Een Klein Land Met Verre Uithoeken – Floor Milikowski  REVIEW
  6. Their Eyes Were Watching God: A Novel – Z. N. Hurston (1937) REVIEW
  7. Ghost Wars – Steve Coll (2004)  REVIEW
  8. Song of the Crocodile – Nardi Simpson  REVIEW
  9. Hiroshima – J. Hersey  REVIEW

March 2021

  1. Poem:  “Still”  – Felicia Olusanya (aka FeliSpeaks)  #ReadingIrelandMonth21
  2. The Origins of Totalitarianism – Hannah Arendt  REVIEW
  3. The Awkward Black Man – Walter Mosley  REVIEW
  4. Pure, White and Deadly – J. Yudkin   REVIEW
  5. Anseo – Úna-Mingh Kavanaugh  REVIEW  #ReadingIrelandMonth21
  6. Why the Moon Travels – Oein DeBhairduin  REVIEW   #ReadingIrelandMonth21
  7. Ulster American – David Ireland  REVIEW  #ReadingIrelandMonth21
  8. A Promised Land – Barack Obama  REVIEW
  9. Irish Short Stories – J. McGahern, W. Trevor, C. Keegan   REVIEW #ReadingIrelandMonth21
  10. The Jakarta Method – Vincent Bevins  REVIEW
  11. It’s Almost Spring!
  12. Still Cold!
  13. Spring?…it doesn’t feel like it!
  14. The Ways of White Folks – Langston Hughes (14 short stories)  REVIEW
  15. The Grand Chessboard – Zbigniew Brzezinski  REVIEW
  16. The House of Dies Drear – V. Hamilton REVIEW

February 2021

  1. Society 4.0 – B. de Wit – Review
  2. How Fascism Works – Jason Stanley – REVIEW
  3. Kill Switch – Adam Jentleson – REVIEW

January 2021

  1. Girl, Woman, Other –  Bernardine Evaristo  – REVIEW
  2. Heads of Colored People – Nafissa Thompson-Spires  (12 short stories)  REVIEW
  3. A Black Women’s  History of the United States – Daina Ramey Berry  REVIEW
  4. AI  Superpowers – Kai-Fu Lee – Excellent!  5 star
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