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Right about now you’d normally be reading a teaser from my current read.
However, due to circumstances beyond my control, my reading time has been less than optimal these past two weeks, and I’ve finished neither my current Pratchett novel (Making Money) or my last Teaser Tuesday book (Taste).
So, since it’s never too early to start planning next year, I’d thought I’d ask you fine folk three questions.
- If you could recommend just one author for me to read next year, who would it be?
- If you could recommend just one book for me to read next year, what would it be?
- If you could recommend just one series for me to read next year, what would it be?
I’ve already determined that I’m going to try to read all of John le Carré’s fictional works, and Hilary Manel’s Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies are already on the list. I’m going to try to read 78 new (to me) books next year, so help me out in the comments, if you’d be so kind 🙂
Deep South by Paul Theroux
Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets by Svetlana Alexievich if you are only going to read one. author is more difficult…there are so many great ones and bazillions of awful ones. it would be easier to pick a genre than an author. okay, okay I see you rolling those big eyes at me….Adam Haslett. there I said one! And series huh? sheesh okay..my favorite was The Gentleman Bastard Sequence by Scott Lynch. good night and good luck!
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I read and liked Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, and most of le Carre. We are in sync there. I suggest one new book to read is All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. One author I suggest is Ann Patchett, beginning with her Bel Canto. Alan Furst has a series of books about espionage that take place in Eastern Europe and in Paris on the eve of World War II. I like his books even better that le Carre’s.