Sunday, April 13, 2014

Maggie Hope

by Susan Elia MacNeal

1. Mr Churchill's Secretary (audiobook) 2013
2. Princess Elizabeth's Spy (audiobook) 2014
3. Her Majesty's Hope (audiobook) 2014
4. The Prime Minister's Secret Agent (audiobook) 2014
5. Mrs Roosevelt's Confidente (Oct 15)
6. The Queen's Accomplice

Mistress of the Art of Death

by Ariana Franklin

1. Mistress of the Art of Death
2. The Serpent's Tale
3. Grave Goods (audiobook)
4. A Murderous Procession (audiobook)

Sunday, January 19, 2014

NYT Notable Books 2013

FICTION & POETRY (read 7/50)

THE ACCURSED. By Joyce Carol Oates. 
ALL THAT IS. By James Salter. 
AMERICANAH. By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
BLEEDING EDGE. By Thomas Pynchon. 
CHILDREN ARE DIAMONDS: An African Apocalypse. By Edward Hoagland. 
THE CIRCLE. By Dave Eggers. 
CLAIRE OF THE SEA LIGHT. By Edwidge Danticat. 
THE COLOR MASTER: Stories. By Aimee Bender.
A CONSTELLATION OF VITAL PHENOMENA. By Anthony Marra.
THE DINNER. By Herman Koch. 
DIRTY LOVE. By Andre Dubus III. 
DISSIDENT GARDENS. By Jonathan Lethem. 
DOCTOR SLEEP. By Stephen King. 
DUPLEX. By Kathryn Davis. 
THE END OF THE POINT. By Elizabeth Graver. 
THE FLAMETHROWERS. By Rachel Kushner. 
THE GOLDFINCH. By Donna Tartt. 2014
THE GOOD LORD BIRD. By James McBride. 
A GUIDE TO BEING BORN: Stories. By Ramona Ausubel. 
HALF THE KINGDOM. By Lore Segal. 
I WANT TO SHOW YOU MORE: Stories. By Jamie Quatro. 
THE IMPOSSIBLE LIVES OF GRETA WELLS. By Andrew Sean Greer. 
THE INFATUATIONS. By Javier Marías.
THE INTERESTINGS. By Meg Wolitzer. 
LIFE AFTER LIFE. By Kate Atkinson. 2013
LOCAL SOULS: Novellas. By Allan Gurganus. 
LONGBOURN. By Jo Baker. 2014
LOVE, DISHONOR, MARRY, DIE, CHERISH, PERISH. By David Rakoff. 
THE LOWLAND. By Jhumpa Lahiri. 
THE LUMINARIES. By Eleanor Catton. 
MADDADDAM. By Margaret Atwood. 2014
A MARKER TO MEASURE DRIFT. By Alexander Maksik. 
METAPHYSICAL DOG. By Frank Bidart. 
OUR ANDROMEDA. By Brenda Shaughnessy. 
SCHRODER. By Amity Gaige.
THE SIGNATURE OF ALL THINGS. By Elizabeth Gilbert. 
SOMEONE. By Alice McDermott.
THE SON. By Philipp Meyer. 
THE SOUND OF THINGS FALLING. By Juan Gabriel Vásquez. 
SUBMERGENCE. By J. M. Ledgard.
SUBTLE BODIES. By Norman Rush. 
TENTH OF DECEMBER: Stories. By George Saunders.(audiobook)
THE TWELVE TRIBES OF HATTIE. By Ayana Mathis. 
THE TWO HOTEL FRANCFORTS. By David Leavitt. 
THE VALLEY OF AMAZEMENT. By Amy Tan. 
WANT NOT. By Jonathan Miles. 
WE ARE ALL COMPLETELY BESIDE OURSELVES. By Karen Joy Fowler.2014
*WE NEED NEW NAMES. By NoViolet Bulawayo.
WOKE UP LONELY. By Fiona Maazel. 
THE WOMAN UPSTAIRS. By Claire Messud. (audiobook) 2013


NONFICTION
AFTER THE MUSIC STOPPED: The Financial Crisis, the Response, and the Work Ahead. By Alan S. Blinder. 
THE AMERICAN WAY OF POVERTY: How the Other Half Still Lives. By Sasha Abramsky. 
THE BARBAROUS YEARS. The Peopling of British North America: The Conflict of Civilizations, 1600-1675. By Bernard Bailyn. 
THE BILLIONAIRE’S APPRENTICE: The Rise of the Indian-American Elite and the Fall of the Galleon Hedge Fund. By Anita Raghavan.
THE BLOOD TELEGRAM: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide. By Gary J. Bass. 
BOOK OF AGES: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin. By Jill Lepore. 
THE BOY DETECTIVE: A New York Childhood. By Roger Rosenblatt. 
THE BULLY PULPIT: Theodore Roose­velt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism. By Doris Kearns Goodwin. 
THE CANCER CHRONICLES: Unlocking Medicine’s Deepest Mystery. By George Johnson. 
CATASTROPHE 1914: Europe Goes to War. By Max Hastings. 
COMMAND AND CONTROL: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety. By Eric Schlosser.
COUNTRY GIRL: A Memoir. By Edna O’Brien. 
DAYS OF FIRE: Bush and Cheney in the White House. By Peter Baker.
ECSTATIC NATION: Confidence, Crisis, and Compromise, 1848-1877. By Brenda Wine­apple. 
EMPRESS DOWAGER CIXI: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China. By Jung Chang. 
THE FARAWAY NEARBY. By Rebecca Solnit.
FIVE DAYS AT MEMORIAL: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital. By Sheri Fink. 
GOING CLEAR: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief. By Lawrence Wright. 
THE GUNS AT LAST LIGHT: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945. By Rick Atkinson. 
THE HEIR APPARENT: A Life of Edward VII, the Playboy Prince. By Jane Ridley. 
A HOUSE IN THE SKY. By Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett. 
JONATHAN SWIFT: His Life and His World. By Leo Damrosch. 
KNOCKING ON HEAVEN’S DOOR: The Path to a Better Way of Death. By Katy Butler. 
LAWRENCE IN ARABIA: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East. By Scott Anderson. 
LEAN IN: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead. By Sheryl Sandberg with Nell Scovell. (audiobook)
LOST GIRLS: An Unsolved American Mystery. By Robert Kolker.
MADNESS, RACK, AND HONEY: Collected Lectures. By Mary Ruefle.
MANSON: The Life and Times of Charles Manson. By Jeff Guinn. 
MARGARET FULLER: A New American Life. By Megan Marshall. 
MEN WE REAPED: A Memoir. By Jesmyn Ward. 
MISS ANNE IN HARLEM: The White Women of the Black Renaissance. By Carla Kaplan. 
MY BELOVED WORLD. By Sonia Sotomayor.
MY PROMISED LAND: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel. By Ari Shavit. 
PATRICK LEIGH FERMOR: An Adventure. By Artemis Cooper. 
THE RIDDLE OF THE LABYRINTH: The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code. By Margalit Fox. 
THE SKIES BELONG TO US: Love and Terror in the Golden Age of Hijacking. By Brendan I. Koer­ner. 
THE SLEEPWALKERS: How Europe Went to War in 1914. By Christopher Clark. 
THE SMARTEST KIDS IN THE WORLD: And How They Got That Way. By Amanda Ripley. 
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE. By David Finkel. 
THE THIRD COAST: When Chicago Built the American Dream. By Thomas Dyja. 
THIS TOWN: Two Parties and a Funeral — Plus Plenty of Valet Parking! — in America’s Gilded Capital. By Mark Leibovich. 
THOSE ANGRY DAYS: Roosevelt, Lindbergh, and America’s Fight Over World War II, 1939-1941. By Lynne Olson. 
TO SAVE EVERYTHING, CLICK HERE: The Folly of Technological Solutionism. By Evgeny Morozov. 
TO THE END OF JUNE: The Intimate Life of American Foster Care. By Cris Beam..
UNTHINKABLE: Iran, the Bomb, and American Strategy. By Kenneth M. Pollack. 
THE UNWINDING: An Inner History of the New America. By George Packer. 
THE WAR THAT ENDED PEACE: The Road to 1914. By Margaret Mac­Millan. 
WAVE. By Sonali Deraniyagala. 
WILD ONES: A Sometimes Dismaying, Weirdly Reassuring Story About Looking at People Looking at Animals in America. By Jon Mooallem. 
YEAR ZERO: A History of 1945. By Ian Buruma.