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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

What was I reading?


What I was reading...

On my birthday, two weeks ago (Feb. 19th)---

Moloka'i by Alan Brennert

This is quite possibly the best book club selection we've ever discussed. Check out my review (hyperlinked) to see why I think this.

A year ago (2020) ---

The Year of the Monkey by Patti Smith

My, oh my, what a weird book. But as I look back on my review I think it has a lot of literary merit. (Click on hyperlinked title to read that review.)

Three years ago (2017)---

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

This is an incredible, INCREDIBLE audiobook using over 160 unique voices. I highly recommend it in the audio format. Others who read the print version weren't so sure.

Six years ago (2015)---

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

I enjoy looking back on my old reviews. I remember being very fond of this book, but my review reminds me why and now I can say it again:  if you haven't read this book year, what are waiting for?

What about you? What were you reading last year and a few years ago?



  1. We read all of these in the RHS Book Club! I wasn't very fond of Lincoln in the Bardo, but I learn something from every book I read. The Rosie Project made me laugh a lot, yet there was also discussion material in it. Moloka'i was certainly excellent for a book group, and made all of us think deeply.

    1. Did we read The Year of the Monkey in book club? I don't think so.

  2. Happy belated birthday (or did I already give you good wishes? If I did, you deserve more!). It's fun to look back and see what we've been reading over the years. I have Lincoln in the Bardo on my shelf, but I keep picking others over it.

    1. I'll be interested to hear what yo think of Bardo from the print version.


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