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May 23, 2022


#20BooksOfSummer22 Reading list

by N@ncy



Reading list:

  1. Thank You For Your Servitude  (2022)- M. Leibovich (NF) – REVIEW
  2. Devil in the Blue Dress – W. Mosley (CF) – REVIEW
  3. Portrait of an Unknown Woman – Daniel Silva – REVIEW
  4. Le Dernier Jour d’un Condamné   – Victor Hugo – REVIEW
  5. All the White Friends I Couldn’t Keep – A. Henry – REVIEW
  6. Le Dieu de Dostoïevski Marguerite Souchon (France)- REVIEW
  7. La Cousin Bette – Balzac – REVIEW
  8. Flyboy in the Buttermilk – Greg Tate (USA) REVIEW
  9. Unfollow Me – J. Busby – REVIEW
  10. Living By the Word – Alice Walker (USA) – REVIEW
  11. The Crown Ain’t Worth Much – (50 poems) Hanif Abdurraqib – REVIEW
  12. Stages of Struggle: Modern Playwrights – J. DiGaetani – REVIEW
  13. The Periodic Table – Primo Levi (Italy) REVIEW
  14. Invisible Storm – Jason Kander (memoir) – REVIEW
  15. Stony the Road (NF) – H.L. Gates jr. (USA) – REVIEW
  16. Mildred PierceJames M. Cain (USA)REVIEW
  17. Profession du père – Sorj Chalandon (France) – REVIEW
  18. Hooked: Art and Attachment – Rita Felski (USA) – REVIEW
  19. Beachmasters – Thea Ashley (Australia) REVIEW
  20. When Harlem Was In Vogue – D. Lewis (USA) – REVIEW
  21. Everything Flows – Vasily Grossman – REVIEW
  22. Gordo – J. Cortez (12 stories) – REVIEW
  23. Lungs – Duncan MacMillian (2011) play – REVIEW




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10 Comments Post a comment
  1. May 23 2022

    I read the Periodic table many many years ago and loved Perfume. Keen to hear your thoughts on the Ukrainian books. And always happy to see another Astley on your list 🙂


    • May 23 2022

      Beachmasters….it took me a long time to find this paperback!
      Just 3 more novels to go…then I’ve read all 15 on Ashley’s books!

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  2. May 23 2022

    Thanks for taking part Nancy – perfume is one of my all time favourites!


  3. tracybham
    May 24 2022

    This looks like a great list and some very nice covers. The only one I have read is Mildred Pierce, and it was very good.


    • May 24 2022

      Tracy, I am glad I still have books (real paperbacks) still on the bookshelf!
      I hope to buy more of them instead of e-books this year.
      The Mildred Pierce one…has come all the way from Connecticut to Netherlands with me years ago! I have a few more paperbacks that were plucked from the home library as I packed my bags….those books hold many memories. “Forever Amber” (vol1 + 2)….took those and my sister never noticed!


  4. May 24 2022

    Reblogged this on penwithlit and commented:
    The Periodic Table is very worthwhile reading.It is a little similar in its chemistry to Uncle Tungsten by Oliver Sacks. The biography of Stephan Zweig is on my list as well.


  5. May 27 2022

    Nice list! I’ve only read The Bostonians from it. Enjoy reading them! I haven’t made my list yet as it will start with the start of my TBR and I’m not sure what I’ll take off it before then …


    • May 27 2022

      Thanks for stopping by…good luck with your list!



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