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In the Freud Archives | Janet Malcolm
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Here's what happens when you haven't bought books in awhile, and you go online to buy the next book for the #NYRB Book Club.

vivastory Nice! Looking forward to your thoughts on them 3d
MicheleinPhilly This is why I‘ve stopped trying to do book buying bans. Because when I inevitably fail 3 weeks in, I go whole hog and spend way too much money. 2d
LeahBergen 😆😆 I love your loss of control! 2d
BarbaraBB That is a great haul! 😍 2d
bnp What an interesting mix! 🧵✴️❣️ 2d
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@JenniferP and friends are starting a year long group read of the tagged book in 2022. There is a discussion thread on LT at https://www.librarything.com/topic/337722 and also posts on Litsy if there is anyone who is interested but not on LibraryThing. Please join us - it looks like a fascinating book! #1001books #nyrb #yearlonggroupread #buddyread

BarbaraBB Thanks for reposting! Merry Christmas 🎄 💚🍀 3w
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We are starting a year long group read of the tagged book in 2022. I've created a discussion thread on LT at https://www.librarything.com/topic/337722 and I will also post on Litsy if there is anyone who is interested but not on LibraryThing. Please join us - it looks like a fascinating book! #1001books #nyrb #yearlonggroupread

BarbaraBB @LitsyEvents can you repost? Thanks!! (edited) 4w
BarbaraBB Looking forward to it. I saw the reading schedule on LT. Looking good. 4w
Graywacke @BarbaraBB @arubabookwoman @bnp @BookwormM I think we need a hashtag. (I kinda like #uwe but probably better #anniversariesbuddyread or something similar. ) Anyway, thoughts? 2w
BarbaraBB @Graywacke I go for the short one and really like #Uwe! 2w
JenniferP @Graywacke I like #uwe too! 2w
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The Complete Wheel of Time | Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson
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Thanks for the tag @RaeLovesToRead ! Here are my top 21 of 21.

Given how Wheel of Time heavy the second half of my year was, I almost forgot how many great books I read during the first half. I had quite a run of 5⭐ reads, from Man Without Qualities to The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne to Masters of Atlantis to We to Stoner. Hard to pick a best overall. Here's hoping next year is just as good!

Tag @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @IuliaC

BarbaraBB I loved most of your #NYRB choices too. 1mo
Vansa Wow! You've really had a year of doorstoppers!! 1mo
RaeLovesToRead Awesome!! 😊 I'm hoping to read Stoner soon; I've heard nothing but good things. I have the first Wheel of Time book on my shelf, but got a couple more series to read before I get round to it! 😄 1mo
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Liz_M 💕 all the nyrb books! And it's good to know that Must is worth it! 😁 1mo
Liz_M Musil 1mo
The_Penniless_Author @BarbaraBB @Liz_M Yes, every NYRB book I read this year was a 4 or 5⭐ pick. I think from now on, whenever I'm stumped for what to read next, I'm just going to go down the NYRB list and pick something at random. 1mo
The_Penniless_Author @RaeLovesToRead Stoner was fantastic. Describing the plot makes it sound like the most mundane story imaginable, but the execution is so good it transforms into something incredible. 1mo
The_Penniless_Author @Vansa Tell me about it! And next up in the queue is The Pillars of the Earth 🤣 1mo
Vansa 😀😀nice! As long as they justify the number of pages! 1mo
IuliaC Great choices! Thanks for the tag! I'm so late on this one 😁 3w
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Untitled | Unknown
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This was a lot more difficult than I anticipated! Although I read several amazing nonfiction books, I did not include any of them on this list with the exception of Night as that was one of my most recently read works of nf that has left a deep mark on me. These were all, without exception, 5 star reads for me. Two of them were rereads for #NYRBBookClub & I enjoyed them even more the second time around. These are not really ranked in any👇

vivastory certain order, although since I included two books by Laurence it is safe to say that she is my fave new to me author of the year. Thanks again to my fellow #manawkans for the several months journey through her books. It was a wonderful experience! Thanks to the people who have tagged me to post my favorites! If you have yet to post your favorites, consider yourself tagged. 1mo
EvieBee Sleep No More was so good! 1mo
vivastory @EvieBee It was my first PD James. I'm looking forward to reading more of her work 1mo
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Ruthiella Lots of short stories and NYRB editions! Interesting to see the trends when they are all side by side. 1mo
vivastory @Ruthiella I didn't notice that about the short stories, but you're right. They were helpful this year in providing substantial works when my time/attention was limited 1mo
LeahBergen I‘m going to work on mine soon but I know it‘s going to be tricky 😆 1mo
vivastory @LeahBergen I can't wait to see your list! At first I was like, “Oh, 21, that'll be no problem!“ Not so much... 😂 1mo
Leftcoastzen Wow , Red Harvest & Last Exit , I loved them ! But , it‘s been awhile since I read them 1mo
vivastory @Leftcoastzen I have been meaning to read more Selby since I read it. 1mo
Leftcoastzen Passing is so good as well. I‘m straining my brain to remember if I read more Selby or not . 1mo
RaeLovesToRead Of these, I've only read The Martian Chronicles (which I loved).. screenshotted for later perusal! 1mo
vivastory @RaeLovesToRead It's so hard to pick, even now I'm having regrets about not including king's firestarter or any books by cr Howard or any graphic memoirs.. 1mo
Twainy But but there‘s still 2 weeks LOL I‘m seeing tons of top 21 of 21 …. I still have 14 books to read. Nice selections sir. 1mo
vivastory @Twainy Honestly I look at this as a potential best of the year list. I didn't include any of the amazing nonfiction I read & who knows what great books I'll read in the next 2 weeks. I might do like a final top 30 in the new year 1mo
Twainy 😁💯 1mo
Megabooks Glad to see these and also glad, like mine, they don‘t completely overlap with your nywd. Always interested to see what you‘re reading. 1mo
sarahbarnes Such a great list! George Saunders! ❤️ I really want to read something from Strout in 2022 - I hear such good things. 1mo
vivastory @Megabooks Thanks! I think my list would look slightly different day to day, but these were all 5 star reads. I just read so many great books this year!! 1mo
vivastory @sarahbarnes Thank you! I really need to get around to Lincoln in the Bardo. I think you'd really like Strout. 1mo
batsy Lolly Willows! Yaaaaaas! 🙌🏽 Can't wait to read The Stone Angel. 1mo
merelybookish So many good books on here! Some I got to read with you! And others I will stack for later. 🙂 (Really need to read 10th of December!) 1mo
vivastory @merelybookish There are several stories in the Saunders that I still think about often. I was talking about it with my cousin over thanksgiving break. I'm looking forward to the #NYRBBookClub discussions next year! 1mo
BarbaraBB Great list, which I only discovered right now (I have been scrolling the hashtag). So many great reads. And yes to #manawakans and #nyrb. I need to read that Saunders too. Who wrote Ghost Stories? I can‘t read the name! 1mo
BarbaraBB @Leftcoastzen I read this Selby and loved it 1mo
vivastory @BarbaraBB Thanks! I'll be interested to see how you like Saunders. Ghost Stories is an anthology edited by Peter Washington 1mo
BarbaraBB Thanks! 1mo
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And finally a #BookSpinBingo!

BarbaraBB Hi Liz, on Saturday a little something should have been delivered at your place in Brooklyn. Have you received it? #NYRB🎄 1mo
Liz_M @BarbaraBB Oh, how exciting! 👏 It must be in the package rom -- I'll check with the doorman when I get home tonight. 1mo
BarbaraBB 🤞🏽😘 1mo
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Apricot Sky | RUBY. FERGUSON
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Well, it‘s #FurrowedMiddlebrowClub time again!

I just plucked this one from my “oldies” shelves and I‘ll be starting it this evening. Feel free to join in and we‘ll aim to start chatting about it around the middle of the month, shall we say?

@erzascarletbookgasm @rubyslippersreads @quietjenn @CarolynM @Cathythoughts @Ruthiella @batsy and @Tamra , too!


Ruthiella What a beautiful edition ! 😍 I read the first sentence yesterday, but got no further. This is a holiday weekend coming up in the States, however, so I‘ll hopefully really get started soon! (edited) 5mo
batsy Oh, Leah. Your collection of lovely editions is pure joy 😍 5mo
Tamra Love it! 5mo
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Leftcoastzen Look at those beauties! 5mo
quietjenn So pretty 🤩 5mo
Centique That is GORGEOUS 😍 5mo
rubyslippersreads I have that edition of 5mo
Cathythoughts What a lovely copy 💫… & yes , sounds like a plan 👍🏻 5mo
emilyhaldi 😍😍😍 5mo
erzascarletbookgasm Lovely edition 😊 And your collection..😍such beauties till my tears can‘t be stopped 😭 4mo
vivastory I hope you had a great weekend! Go ahead & post the #NYRB nominations when you are able to 4mo
LeahBergen @vivastory Thanks, Scott! I‘ll post this afternoon when I get home. 4mo
vivastory Sounds good 🙂 4mo
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Cassandra at the Wedding | Dorothy Baker
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Cassandra is heading to the family home for her twin Judith‘s wedding, and it‘s immediately clear something is amiss. Her reluctance is present in her combativeness with her family and herself. To me, this reads as a portrait of mental illness, perhaps made more difficult by a key piece of Cassandra‘s identity that we find out later (or immediately in the blurb—why do they do that?). I enjoyed it.

BarbaraBB My favorite #NYRB book! 5mo
vivastory Def one of my fave #NYRB books. Our inaugural book for the group 5mo
LeahBergen Fond #NYRBBookClub memories for me, too! @vivastory @BarbaraBB 5mo
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vivastory @LeahBergen @BarbaraBB I really need to read another one by Barker. I've had my eye on 5mo
BarbaraBB I‘ve read that one soon afterwards @vivastory and it‘s completely different but good too. 5mo
Cathythoughts I really enjoyed this one too 👍🏻❤️ 5mo
batsy A brilliant book and what a start to the #nyrbbookclub! I feel the urge to reread it again soon. 5mo
Leftcoastzen I loved this book! Fond memories shared by our #NYRBBookclub 5mo
Suet624 @BarbaraBB @vivastory @batsy my heart skips a beat every time I see that someone has just finished reading this book. I loved this one so much. 4mo
vivastory @Suet624 It really is special. Feel free to join the monthly NYRB discussion if you see that we are reading a book that interests you! I always enjoyed your input. 4mo
BarbaraBB @Suet624 Still my favorite! 4mo
Suet624 @vivastory thank you, Scott. That‘s very kind of you to say. 4mo
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Good Behaviour | Molly Keane
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Meet Aroon St Charles, a girl too tall, too plain, too ungainly. She is the only and lonely daughter of Mummie and Papa, of Temple Alice, a once grand, now decrepit, country house.

It‘s a long and complicated story Aroon shares - without ever understanding what that story is about.

That makes this book both funny and sad, and quite brilliant. #NYRB #Booker

Megabooks Fun pedi! Enjoy your holiday! 6mo
vivastory I didn't realize that this was shortlisted for the Booker! Your review made me bump this way up my NYRB TBR 6mo
BarbaraBB @Megabooks One more week to go… 😫 6mo
BarbaraBB @vivastory You‘ll love it. It would have been perfect for the #NYRBBookClub 6mo
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