Happy Thanksgiving- What We Are Reading

We met at the Bryant Corner Café for cookies, coffee and a survey of what’s on everyone’s stack of books.


Nancy also had some news about the finalists for National Book Award Short List for Young Adult Novels


Laura Rubey “Bone Gap”

Neal Shusterman, ”Challenger Deep”

Noelle Stevenson, “Nimona”



She also had news about the finalistsfor the Carnegie Award given by the America Library Association



Viet Thanh Nguyen, “The Sympathizer”

Hanya Yanagihara, “A Little Life”

Jim Shephard, “The Book of Aron”


(Non Fiction)

Sally Mann, “Hold Still” A Memoir in Photographs”

Helen Macdonald “H is for Hawk”

Andrea Wulf. The Invention of Nature: Alexander Von Humboldt’s New World

Others Readings from our stacks.

John Irving, “Avenue of Mysteries” and maybe reread “The World According to Garp.’

Peter Guralnick, “Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock ‘n Roll


Sophie Blackall and Emily Jenkins, “A Fine Dessert”


Jon Meachum, “ “Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey George Herbert Walker Bush.”

Robert Jackson Bennett, “City of Stairs: The Divine Cities.” – Nancy just finished this science fiction book– she calls it entirely original world building.  First of a trilogy, “The Divine Cities.” The 2nd installment, “City of Blades is coming out January 26th, 2016.


Ona Russell, “O’Brien’s Desk”



Louis de Bernieres, “Birds Without Wings”

Orhan Parmuk, “My Name is Red” ,“A Strangeness In My Mind”


Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz, Doctor Mutter’s Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine.”

Jamie Holmes, “Nonsense: The Power of Not Knowing.”

Isabelle Allende, The Stories of Eva Luna”


Stacy Schiff, “The Witches”

Doris Kearns Goodwin, “The Bully Pulpit”

Lincoln Steffens, “The Autobiography of Lincoln Steffens.”

Kent Haruf, “Our Souls At Night.”