11/2018

These are the books I read in November, 2018.   There were 14 books total including 3 general fiction, 1 classic,  4 crime/mysteries and 6 nonfiction.   Five were by women authors and none translated (although several from other countries).    

FICTION:

Shell
by Kristina Olsson (Australia)
2018 / 272 pages
read by Melle Stewart – 10h 47m
rating: 8.75 / contemporary  fiction   
(both read and listened)
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Ghostwritten
by David Mitchell
1999 / 427 pages
read by William Rycroft – 15h 9m
rating: 7.5 / fiction 
(both read and listened)
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By Love Possessed
by James Gould Cozzens 
1957 / 570 pages
rating:  3  (classic and out of print)
(read in paperback from library) 
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CLASSICS:
Seize the Day 
by Saul Bellow
1956  /  114 pages
read by Grover Gardner – 3h 47m
rating:  8 /  classic US fiction
(both read and listened) 

CRIME/MYSTERIES

The Witch Elm
by Tana French
2018 / 526 pages
read by Paul Nugent – 22h 7m
rating:  A++ / crime
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The Colors of All the Cattle
by Alexander McCall Smith

2018 / 240 pages
read by  Lisette Lecat  – 9h 36m
rating 9 (because I’m a fan)
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The Switch
by Joseph Finder
2017 / 381 pages
read by Steven Kearny – 9h 55m
rating:   B  / crime 
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Force of Nature
by Jane Harper
2018/ 329 pages
read by Stephan Shanahan: 9h 3m
rating:  A- / crime 
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NONFICTION:
American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West 

by Nate Blakeslee
2017/ 290 pages
read by Mark Bramhall – 9h 31m
rating:  9  –  natural history 
(read and listened)
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The Return:  Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between
by Hisham Matar
2017/ 245  pages
read by Hisham Matar 8h 51m
rating:  8  / memoir
(both read and listened)
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Twain’s Feast: Searching for America’s Lost Foods in the Footsteps of Samuel Clemens 
by (by Audible Originals and  based on the book by Andrew Beahrs
2010 /  338 pages
Read by Nick Offerman (and cast)/ 4h 27m
Rating:  8 / nonfiction  (history)
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 Educated: A Memoir
by Tara Westover
2018/ 335 pages
read by Julia Whealan – 12h 10m
rating: 
(both read and  listened)
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Factfulness:  10 Reasons Why We’re Wrong About the World and Why Things Are Better Than You Think
by Hans Rosling and Anna Rosling Rönnlund
read by Richard Harries – 8h 51m

Rating:   6   – nonfiction (social sciences)  
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The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution:  Why Economic Inequality Threatens Our Republic
by Ganesh Sitaraman 
2017 / 433 pages
read by MacLeod Andrews –  12h 24m

Rating:  9 / history-economics
(both read and listened) 
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