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Friday, January 13, 2017


Michelle Mewhinney-Angel

I felt the same way this year, I wasn't quite bowled over by much.
I find Bernard Cornwall to be iconoclastic and boorish - he has an axe to grind about religion and he can grind it somewhere else, I'm done.


Other than The Sleeper and the Spindle, not one overlap (although I'm now about halfway through A God In Ruins)! Lots on your list that I'll try to find though - thanks for sharing it.


The Sleeper and the Spindle was one of my favorites of 2016 -- the fairy tale retelling was unexpected and it was also a beautiful physical book. I devoured When Breath Becomes Air in one day because I couldn't bear to put it down. What a loss to his family and to the world -- all the patients he would have treated, all the research he would have done, all the writing he would have done. Atul Gawande's Being Mortal is a great companion read -- some tough, tough stories but like WBBA, speaks to what we all want, need, and deserve at the end of life. Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni's One Amazing Thing has stuck with me; it was recommended by a friend and I found it very compelling.

Feisty Harriet

I listened to "A Man Called Ove" and it was the most charming book ever. Also, Ove and my Dad are basically the same person. Hashtag: Heart Eyes.

Ordering "Ariel" now.


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