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Jun 18, 2009
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Favorite reads of 2022:
Fiction (in order read):

  • Miss Mole, E. H. Young, 1930
  • Kidnapped, Robert Louis Stevenson, 1886
  • A Lost Lady, Willa Cather, 1923
  • The Country of the Pointed Firs, Sarah Orne Jewett, 1896
  • The Feast, Margaret Kennedy, 1950
  • The Remains of the Day, Kazuo Ishiguro, 1989
  • Father, Elizabeth von Arnim, 1931
  • Small Things Like These, Claire Keegan, 2021
  • The Fortnight in September, R. C. Sherriff, 1931

Nonfiction (in order read):

  • On Tyranny Graphic Edition, Timothy Snyder, 2021; thoughts on the threat to democracy; even more powerful in this graphic book edition
  • Dangerous Work: Diary of an Arctic Adventure, Arthur Conan Doyle, originally 1880; this edition 2012; 1880 memoir of Conan Doyle's time on a whaling ship as medical officer; this 2012 facsimile edition of his journal includes photographs from the expedition and historical background
  • Epitaph for a Peach: Four Seasons on My Family Farm, David Mas Masumoto, 1995; memoir of running a family farm and Japanese American heritage
  • A Chelsea Concerto, Frances Faviell, 1959; memoir of living through the London Blitz during WWII
  • Our America: A Photographic History, Ken Burns, 2022; stunning historical American photographs selected by Burns

Re-reading Classics is my greatest comfort; I re-read 29 novels in 2022, most by audiobook. Books that were even more wonderful on re-reading were (in order read):

  • David Copperfield, Charles Dickens
  • Under the Greenwood Tree, Thomas Hardy
  • North and South, Elizabeth Gaskell
  • The Mayor of Casterbridge, Thomas Hardy
  • Middlemarch, George Eliot
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