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2016
My Year in Books
3,216
pages read
12
books read
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This is my journey in books for 2016!


Quartet in Autumn by Barbara Pym
Shortest Book
186
pages
Home by Marilynne Robinson
Longest Book
325
pages

Average book length in 2016
268
pages

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The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
God and Politics in Esther by Yoram Hazony
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JUDY’S AVERAGE RATING FOR 2016
3.7

God and Politics in Esther by Yoram Hazony
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God and Politics in Esther by Yoram Hazony
Judy’s first review of the year
it was amazing
I am used to reading commentary on the Book of Esther from a religious Jewish perspective, and while Yoram Hazony certainly includes dozens of religious sources for his commentary, his take focuses on the political aspects of Esther and Mordechai, and I was fascinated by these new and provocative views. He also links political motivations and perspectives to major Jewish figures that pre-date Esther and Mordechai, pointing out the common thread o ...more
JUDY’S 2016 BOOKS
God and Politics in Esther by Yoram Hazony
it was amazing
Quartet in Autumn by Barbara Pym
Home by Marilynne Robinson
Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín
Lila by Marilynne Robinson
Rumpole and the Reign of Terror by John Mortimer
Foreign Bodies by Cynthia Ozick
The Grammar of God by Aviya Kushner
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
The Revolving Door of Life by Alexander McCall Smith
In the Land of Second Chances by George Shaffner
An Available Man by Hilma Wolitzer
it was amazing
An Available Man by Hilma Wolitzer
Judy’s last review of the year
it was amazing
This is a terrific novel, written with literary intelligence, lovely turns of phrase, and realistic characters and scenarios. Wolitzer reminds me, a little, of Barbara Pym, the British author of many novels that take a quiet, wry look at society and people's struggles for connection. It's hard to find novels about contemporary life and situations without a tangle of heavy dysfunction larding it down. Of course, problems create drama which create ...more
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