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Monday, July 25, 2016



Great list, thanks for posting it. As I'm on a book-buying freeze (while we live in a very small house and look for a block to build our 'forever home' on) I'm going to send a link to your post to our library manager with a suggestion she has a look for some of these!


Vinegar Girl is absolutely delightful. I read Taming of the Shrew before reading VG, which I would recommend, if you haven't read Shrew lately. I thought Tyler did an amazing job illuminating character motivations and felt the modern retelling could really stand on its own.

Feisty Harriet

I literally *just* finished "State of Wonder" about 30 minutes ago....and I loved it...mostly, except for the wrap-up, and the fact that in 50 years of being with the Lakashi not a single researcher learned how to speak to them. Um, what? I had SO MANY ISSUES with the plot, and ultimately, it doomed what would have been an excellent story and stellar writing.


Karen Grunberg

I've read two Anne Patchetts and I did always imagine that she'd be one of your favorites somehow. I'm curious to see what you think of her new one. I loved the Anne Tyler but then again I just love everything she does so I was biased from the start.

Have you read The Girls? I'd love to hear what you think of it. I am halfway through and have a lot of thoughts.

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