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Austen to Zafón

Reading widely since 1972.

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A London Family, 1870-1900: A Trilogy
Molly Hughes
The Cellist of Sarajevo
Steven Galloway
Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher
Lewis Thomas
All the Names
José Saramago, Margaret Jull Costa
A History of the World in 100 Objects
Neil MacGregor
Down the Garden Path
Beverley Nichols
Virtue Betray'd, Or, Anna Bullen
John Banks
Year of Wonders
Geraldine Brooks
Swallows and Amazons
Arthur Ransome
Illusion in java
Gene Fowler
Anne of Green Gables - L.M. Montgomery, Jennifer Lee Carrell I so enjoyed Anne and her passions and failings. For the era in which these books were written, it's a refreshing portrait of a strong girl with her own ideas. Her outspoken ways often get her into trouble, but those around her can't help but love her because while the execution is often a bit rough, her intent is good. She's not the kind of goody two-shoes you read of in other books of those times, like Little Women.