If you’ve followed Notes in the Margin for a while (and thank you if you have), you know that for the last 6 years I haven’t been posting here much while I worked on my doctorate. I’m happy to announce that, after defending my dissertation at the end of May, I am now the proud owner of a Ph. D. in (non-clinical) psychology.
Now that that process is over, I finally have some time to get back to my first love, reading and reviewing books, especially fiction and memoirs. To get started, I’ve recently signed up for GoodReads. You can see my page here. I’d love to have you “friend” me if you’re so inclined.
Listing books on GoodReads has reminded me of the many, many good books I’ve read. I want to mention them here, even though I haven’t had time to review most of them. So here’s a list, in no particular order except the order in which I came across them. These are the cream of the crop, books that I would give either 4 or 5 stars to:
- Disturbances in the Field, Lynne Sharon Schwartz
- Blue Diary, Alice Hoffman
- We Need to Talk about Kevin, Lionel Shriver
- The Girls from Ames, Jeffrey Zaslow
- The Shadow of the Wind, Carlos Ruiz Zafon
- The Blind Assassin, Margaret Atwood
- Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides
- Possession, A. S. Byatt
- Journal of a Solitude, May Sarton
I’ll probably come across at least a few more. If so, I’ll post another list.