Good Reads

A friend has written asking what contemporary fiction I enjoy. A very valuable subject! I’m always interested to hear people’s recommendations.

This is a good moment to mention a website I use and appreciate: I use it to keep track of the books I’ve read and the books I’d like to read. That is, I keep my lists on it. But it’s also good for exchanging reading lists with others, or for exploring what books to read next. If you sign up I’d be glad to “friend” you so you can see my lists and vice versa.

Here are a few of the novels on my A list from recent reading:

Straight Man

The White Tiger

Bel Canto

The Aubrey-Maturin series by Patrick O’Brian

Cloud Atlas

Interpreter of Maladies

Winter’s Tale

On Chesil Beach

Child of My Heart

Black Dogs

Life of Pi


Operation Shylock

State of Wonder

If I had to pick one? Probably Bel Canto.


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One Response to “Good Reads”

  1. James Says:

    Hi — I joined GoodReads and can’t find you; you’ll have to find me to friend me. Please?

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