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The best books you've read this year?

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message 1: by Kai (last edited Aug 29, 2013 09:23PM) (new)

Kai (ky02121) | 4 comments I'll go first:

Night Film
The Corrections
Treasure Island!!
Building Stories
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

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Nabse Bamato (wwwgoodreadscomnabse_bamato) | 1 comments Hi - new to this group. My best books this year have been:

The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham

Behind the Beautiful Forevers Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo

All Our Names by Dinaw Mengestu &

Season of Migration to the North by Tayeb Salih

Nabse B

message 8: by Mainlinebooker (last edited Sep 03, 2014 10:22AM) (new)

Mainlinebooker | 3 comments Nabse,
I loved all those books although I have read them in the past. Seems like we have similar tastes!

Hard to say what is my most favorites, but with mysteries and thrillers I liked Natchez Burning by Greg Iles, I am Pilgrim by Terry Hays, The Good Girl by Mary Kubica. In literary fiction, I liked We are Called to Rise by Laura McBride, The Bees by Laline Paull, and Prayers for the Stolen by Jennifer Clement.

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Adam Ash | 1 comments "The Sense of an Ending" by Julian Barnes -- a Booker Prize winner -- utterly brilliant, a modern classic
Read Martin Amis "Zone of Interest" and J.M.Coetzee's "Childhood of Jesus" and neither did anything for me -- way below their best
Short story: finally read Melville's "Bartleby" -- utterly amazing
Finally read "Jane Eyre" -- loved it
And enjoyed Rowling's two thrillers under name Robert Galbraith, will read new one for sure

message 10: by Kent (last edited Nov 04, 2015 11:38AM) (new)

Kent Winward (kentwinward) | 2 comments Hey New Year and New Comment -- So for 2015

1-4 Karl Ove Knausgård's My Struggle (Vol. 1-4)
5 Salinger by David Shields

Honorable Mention (I'm not including these two in my top five because my wife wrote them and I don't want to be accused of not being objective) J.A. Carter-Winward's Grind and No Apologies.

Another Honorable Mention to Julian Barnes for Nothing to Be Frightened Of.

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Kai (ky02121) | 4 comments Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

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