This is a fun companion volume to the PBS series (which I did not watch). It has a page spread for each of the 100 novels they chose, with pictures on one side and text about the novel, author, etc on the other. Interspersed are pages of bookish info, like covers, pictured here. I really enjoyed slowly reading this.
This is an interesting article and now I want to read all the books referenced it it!
I love @4thhouseontheleft ‘s idea of making a list of all the books you wish you‘d got to in 2019 from your TBR mountain, and creating a #2020TBR ......
I‘ve created a bookshelf on goodreads with 52 books (one a week) as an optimistic TBR for next year 🤞😊💕📚Lets see how that goes! 😂
I just found the coolest website. It‘s got thousands of lists on a variety of topics . You can go through their book lists, click on the ones you‘ve read, and it‘ll give you a percentage s ore at the ends for how many off the list you‘ve read. It‘s also great if you need new ideas for a good book !
On the left corner, it tells how many have done it today, right is how many books in the list.
A fictionalized account of the author's childhood in the transitional period where the Tuvan people started being regulated by Mongolian governments (taxing for wool and forcing children to go to school.) It was interesting to read about the nomadic patterns, community units, sensory communication (using smell in particular!) and living in extreme conditions. ⤵️
It's a huge novel of speculative fiction where magic is science, there's the re-defining of what it is to be, humanity as a construct, and a healthy dose of philosophy and literary allusions. Fans of Lev Grossman's The Magicians will love this, which makes sense as it was he who encouraged this to be translated from the Ukrainian into English. This is the first novel in the Метаморфозы series. Highly recommended!
Super nerdy bookish trivia.... i.e. perfect for me! 🤓
From David Bowie‘s 100 most influential books, to the books Oscar Wilde had in his jail cell, to Bin Laden‘s bookshelf discovered by Navy Seals, to the most picked Desert Island Disc Books.... each list is accompanied by a description of its source. A really fun little nerd fest of a book...