Sunday, January 2, 2022

2021 Reading List Recap

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

In my dreamscape, I was assessing my 2021 year in books, thinking how many I shared with some of you (aha-that's how I came up with some of those unusual titles and new publishers like Dorothy). So many of the same titles Fionnuala read, I too could do a biographical pattern, yet I do enjoy biographies and memoirs. These Goodreads connections add much meat to my bibliophilism and I wish you all the best reading year yet in 2022. My 65 books list was better than past challenges, mostly due to insomnia over the pandemic. A Ghost in the Throat was my favorite novel. For once, my Read list exceeds my Want to Read List but not by many. I was most proud of reading and enjoying Moby-Dick or, the Whale, one of over a million on Goodreads who did. Other highlights and top ratings went to a reread of Housekeeping, and newer books: Hamnet Essential Ruth Stone, (poetry), The Waves, The Promise,Intimacies, and The Copenhagen Trilogy: Childhood; Youth; Dependency. Something New Under the Sun was not for me--dystopian stories rarely are and I felt Great Circle needed a tough editor. I particularly enjoyed the D H Lawrence non-fiction in tandem with Second Place and the memoirs of Abigail Thomas, Anatole Broyard, and Three Simple Lines: A Writer's Pilgrimage into the Heart and Homeland of Haiku and Mary Morris, plus biosThe Life She Wished to Live: A Biography of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, author of The Yearling and Sybille Bedford: A Life. I got a kick out of the title The Bloater. Secrets of Happiness,Unsettled Ground, A Lie Someone Told You about Yourself and Should We Stay or Should We Go All contributed to contented reading during the losses of 2021.

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