Post Date: February 3, 2019
I’ve fought and argued with the WordPress editor about tables and we came to a compromise: I’ll do a table like WordPress lets me. Here is the list of the 14 books I read in 2018. There are links in the titles which go to my reviews which in turn have links to the books on Amazon. Yeah, the links may not show up in highlighted blue like they should but they are there. Welcome to an insight into a small part of my battle over tables in WordPress.
|The Odyssey||Homer; |
Translated by Emily Watson
|Little Fires EveryWhere||Celeste Ng||★★★★★|
|Everything I Never Told You||Celeste Ng||★★★★|
|A Visit from the Goon Squad||Jennifer Egan||★★★|
|The Final Days of Jesus||Mark D. Smith||★★★★|
|The Republic for Which it Stands||Richard White||★★★★★|
|The Godfather||Mario Puzo||★★★★|
|Clock Dance||Anne Tyler||★★★★★|
|Turtles All The Way Down||John Green||★★★★|
|The Accidental Tourist||Anne Tyler||★★★★|
|Reckless Daughter: |
A Portrait of Joni Mitchell
|Less||Andrew Sean Greer||★★★|
|The Bartender’s Tale||Ivan Doig||★★★★|
The award for the longest time to read is “The Republic for Which it Stands” It is a history of Reconstruction and the Gilded Age in America 1865-1898. It is another comprehensive book in the Oxford History of the United States. I love this history series and am looking forward to the volume on the early 1900’s through World War I and maybe up to the Great Depression. These books are great but they are dense and detailed. It took me almost 4 months to finish.
My favorite novel of the year is “Little Fires Everywhere” which opens with a fire. We then backtrack to see why it happened. It is an intricate story about mother and daughter relationships and how we fight back against parental expectations. Beautiful.
I’m looking forward to another serendipitous journey through the world of literature in 2019.