2016 1morechapter reads Bailey's/Oranges and other women's fiction
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Anyway, I started reading a little more regularly again. Just finished Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee and am almost finished with My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout, which I am enjoying quite a bit. I hope to read a lot of women's fiction this year! Below is my Bailey's/Orange list (may have forgot some) with links to reviews here on LT where available (I am still working on linking my reviews and entering touchstones):
My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (rating: 3; review)
Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan (rating: 4; review)
The Forgotten Waltz by Anne Enright (rating: 4; review)
Foreign Bodies by Cynthia Ozick (rating: 4.5; review)
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett (rating: 4; review)
Painter of Silence by Georgina Harding (rating: 4.5; review)
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (rating: 4)
The Tiger’s Wife, by Tea Obreht
Room, by Emma Donoghue
Jamrach’s Menagerie, by Carol Birch (rating: 3.5)
The Help, by Kathryn Stockett (rating: 4)
... no formal review, but the audioCD was fantastic!
The Little Stranger, by Sarah Waters (rating: 4)
Intuition, by Allegra Goodman (rating: 4.5)
A Mercy, by Toni Morrison (rating: 4)
The Gathering, by Anne Enright (rating: 4)
Half of a Yellow Sun, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (rating: 4.5)
The Inheritance of Loss, by Kiran Desai (rating: 3)
On Beauty, by Zadie Smith (rating: 4)
Gilead, by Marilynne Robinson (rating: 5)
Case Histories, by Kate Atkinson (rating: 3)
Small Island by Andrea Levy (rating: 4)
Oryx and Crake, by Margaret Atwood (rating: 2)
Purple Hibiscus, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (rating: 4.5; review)
The Namesake, by Jhumpa Lahiri (rating: 4)
... loved the audioCD!
The Time Traveler’s Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger (rating: 4)
... made me cry!
The Amateur Marriage, by Anne Tyler (rating: 4)
Property, by Valerie Martin (rating: 4)
Unless, by Carol Shields (rating: 4.5)
Bel Canto, by Ann Patchett (rating: 4.5)
The Secret Life of Bees, by Sue Monk (rating: 4.5)
The Idea of Perfection, by Kate Grenville (rating: 4)
The Blind Assassin, by Margaret Atwood (rating 3.5)
When I Lived in Modern Times, by Linda Grant (rating: 3.5)
The Translator, by Leila Aboulela (rating: 4)
The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver (rating: 4.5)
Larry’s Party, by Carol Shields (rating: 4)
Fugitive Pieces, by Anne Michaels (rating: 4.5)
Alias Grace, by Margaret Atwood (rating: 3.5)
A Spell of Winter, by Helen Dunmore (rating: 3.5
Good luck with this year's reading.
Well, well, aren't you a sight for sore eyes! I've certainly wondered over the years how you were. So glad to see you again, and have you join up here. Looking forward to lots of catching up!
Soupdragon, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
Elizabeth/Raidergirl3 -- Have looked at yours and others' blogs and reviews from time to time but could not concentrate on reading to save my life. Went through a divorce, empty nest syndrome, moved (again!!!!), amid other changes. Now I'm back where I grew up and where I should have been a long time ago! Colorado/Nebraska area among family and couldn't be happier.
My two sons are doing well. One graduated college a semester early in December and the other will graduate a year from May. They're the ones that encouraged me to go back home, and I'm sure glad I did!
Any interest to do that again?
where you can add the ones you've read and rank them. We've done that the past few years if you want to add to the previous lists.
I've got A God in Ruins out from the library and it will be my next read. I'm in line for Lucy Barton.
The other ones from the longlist that I'm most interested in reading are:
Geraldine Brooks: The Secret Chord
Jackie Copleton: A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding
Anne Enright: The Green Road
Petina Gappah: The Book of Memory
Sara Nović: Girl at War
Enright's books are so well-written, even if the subject matter is sometimes a little much.
Anyway, I'm reading fewer Womens Prize books now than I used to, for no discernible reason, so I don't have a personal thread in this group. But I still follow the prize and make a point of reading the winner each year along with any nominees that catch my eye. I loved My Name is Lucy Barton and saw from your comments on Elizabeth's thread that you did, too. I read it for a new RL book group and we had a great discussion about it a couple of weeks ago.
I look forward to more of your thoughts on this year's nominees.