2020 Winter Reading Certainties/Possibilities


Hello, friends. I do not have an organized stack of books this reading season, but I do have two in my possession and several on reserve at the public library. Reserved books take longer to arrive since late fines were eliminated, so I may need to dip into the unread stack of books I own. Imagine that!

In my possession:

House of Names by Colm Toibin [reading this one now]

Three Sisters, Three Queens by Philippa Gregory

Ready for pick-up:

Theft by Finding: Diaries 1977-2002 by David Sedaris

On reserve:

Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout

The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Trust Exercise by Susan Choi

A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende



8 comments on “2020 Winter Reading Certainties/Possibilities”

  1. I am looking forward to your comments on these reads– a nice list, T! I don’t have a list but am inspired to manifest one as y’all have started to. I am reading Meridian by Alice Walker after a failed ‘new select’ from the library attempt :/ Thank you for being here!

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  2. Teri, Thanks for sharing your list. I read The Water Dancer. I thought it was very creative and powerful. i’ll be interested to read your review. I’m not organized. i tend to read wheat falls into my hands, what comes recommended, or what I read about. I love this group because I get more ideas than I can keep up with. Possibility!

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    1. All of this is the same for me, Barbara. I keep a list of books I want to read on the library’s website. I wish there were a way to make note of where the idea came from, but alas. And why is it that I never get around to setting up a record of my own??

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  3. Teri, another fine list. And what I really love is your lead in – certainties/possibilities. The tension and play between those two words, two ideas. : )

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  4. Hi Teri, great list. I probably need to add some David Sedaris to my list for a little comic relief 😉 I recently read an article he wrote about his father entering an assisted living facility, which is something I can relate to.. I love his writing.. Looking forward to reading your posts here!

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    1. Meredith, I’m taking a MOOC from FutureLearn on the Tudors and just today I came across a discussion of the historical accuracy of two authors. Mantel,yes. Philippa Gregory, no. Just in time to take that off my list. I just grabbed this book off the library shelf because my reserved materials have been so slow to come. Back to the shelves for me.

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      1. That’s interesting. My mother-in-law read a Philippa Gregory book a couple years ago and she was not very impressed- she reads a ton of historical fiction and non-fiction… but there was something about that author that led to a “meh” reaction.. And, yes to Alison re: revision– my list may fluctuate too 😉

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