June 2016

At this point, given that nobody goes to websites anymore, and given that I'm so active on Twitter and Facebook, I should probably just shut my website down. But I've kept up this book log for so long! I can't bring myself to part with it. So here's another update! The Little Red Chairs by Edna O'Brien She's a master and this is masterly, though the bit with the dogs seemed sort of tacked on.

Funny Girl by Nick Hornby I bought this in an airport when I was about to leave for a lonely trip, and it made me feel like I had company.

Commonwealth by Ann Patchett I was such a nudnik with Michael's editor at Harper Collins that she finally let me have a galley of this book. I loved it!

Sweet Lamb of Heaven by Lydia Millet Weird and wonderful.

Heat & Light by Jennifer Haigh She's such an amazing writer. Woefully under appreciated.

Noonday by Pat Barker The Regeneration Trilogy are three of my favorite books of all time. It's not fair to Barker. The bar is just too high.

Loving Day by Mat Johnson He's brilliant and this book is marvelous.

Swing Time by Zadie Smith If I could give this 11 stars I would.

A Train in Time by Elizabeth Farnsworth Unlike anything I've ever read. Incredible.

Here I Amy by Jonathan Safran Foer Amazing first half. The Israel stuff left me cold.

The Nest by Cynthia D'aprix Sweeney Fun!

The Year of the Runaways by Sunjeev Sahota Fabulous. Tragic.

Innocents and Others by Dana Spiotta I think my favorite of her books

The Way to the Spring by Ben Ehrenreich The best book about the horrors of the Palestinian occupation that I've read in a very very long time.