2022

A Little Life
Hanya Yanagihara

Rating: 5 out of 5.

The Little Friend
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Blue Mind
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Rating: 5 out of 5.

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My Dark Vanessa
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Rating: 3 out of 5.

Hunger
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Rating: 5 out of 5.

The Witch
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Rating: 5 out of 5.

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Rating: 3 out of 5.

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I Am A Girl From Africa
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Rating: 5 out of 5.

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Rating: 3 out of 5.

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And Then There Were None

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

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Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

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Rating: 3 out of 5.

The Midnight Library
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Cold Enough For Snow
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Rating: 4 out of 5.

Nine Pints
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Delivering Happiness
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Rating: 5 out of 5.

To Kill a Kingdom
Alexandra Christo

Rating: 2 out of 5.

Lean in
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Water and Dreams
Gaston Bachelard

Rating: 5 out of 5.

2021

The Annotated Lolita
Vladimir Nabokov

Rating: 3 out of 5.

The End of Loneliness
Benedict Wells

Rating: 2 out of 5.

Last Comes the Raven
Italo Calvino

Rating: 3 out of 5.

M Train
Patti Smith

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Mums reikia vado?
Mazvydas Jastramskis

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

For Esmé with Love and Squalor
J. D. Salinger

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.

The Song of Achilles
Madeline Miller

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.

Music by the Numbers
Eli Maor

Rating: 5 out of 5.

In the Shadow of Wolves
Alvydas Šlepikas

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Between Shades of Gray
Ruta Sepetys

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Winter Trees
Sylvia Plath

Rating: 2 out of 5.

Circe
Madeline Miller

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Understanding a Photograph
John Berger

Rating: 2 out of 5.

Middlegame
Seanan McGuire

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Becoming
Michelle Obama

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Caste
Isabel Wilkerson

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Exhalation
Ted Chiang

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

The Penguin Book of Mermaids
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Rating: 5 out of 5.

The Art of Gathering
Priya Parker

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

The Snow Child
Eowyn Ivey

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.

The Winter of Our Discontent
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

The Prophet
Kahlil Gibran

Rating: 4 out of 5.

The Beauty Myth
Naomi Wolf

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Piranesi
Susanna Clarke

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Not Without My Ghost
Susan Aberth, Simon Grant, Lars Bang Larsen

Rating: 4 out of 5.

The Collected Schizophrenias
Esmé Weijun Wang

Rating: 4 out of 5.

The Sea Close By
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Rating: 5 out of 5.

Stories of the Law and How It’s Broken
The Secret Barrister

Rating: 5 out of 5.

When We Cease to Understand the World
Benjamín Labatut

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

The Hidden Life of Trees
Peter Wohlleben

Rating: 4 out of 5.

If Cats Disappeared From The World
Genji Kawamura

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Never Let Me Go
Kazuo Ishiguro

Rating: 2 out of 5.

Outline
Rachel Cusk

Rating: 2 out of 5.

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
Carson McCullers

Rating: 2 out of 5.

We Were Liars
Emily Lockhart

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Pareigos Kurios Nesibaigia
Valdas Adamkus

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Lost Japan
Alex Kerr

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Why We’re Polarized
Ezra Klein

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Men Without Women
Ernest Hemingway

Rating: 2 out of 5.

The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Milan Kundera

Rating: 3 out of 5.

The Master and Margarita
Mikhail Bulgakov

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Pine
Francine Toon

Rating: 1 out of 5.

Why We Sleep
Matthew Walker

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Intimations
Zadie Smith

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Christodora

Tim Murphy

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Beneath the Night
Stuart Clark

Rating: 4 out of 5.

First Person Singular
Haruki Murakami

Rating: 3 out of 5.

A Short History of Russia
Mark Galeotti

Rating: 3 out of 5.

The Third Plate
Dan Barber

Rating: 5 out of 5.

A Promised Land
President Barack Obama

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Year of The Monkey
Patti Smith

Rating: 2 out of 5.

Six Memos for the Next Millennium
Italo Calvino

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Film For Her
Orion Carloto

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Enchantment: The Life of Audrey Hepburn
Donald Spoto

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Consent: A Memoir
Vanessa Springora

Rating: 4 out of 5.

The Weight of the Earth – The Tape Journals of David Wojnarowicz
David Wojnarowicz

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.

Down and Out in Paris and London
George Orwell

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Not That Bad
Roxane Gay

Rating: 5 out of 5.

A Place for Us
Fatima Farheen Mirza

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Siddhartha
Hermann Hesse

Rating: 3 out of 5.

`Conversations With Friends
Sally Rooney

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Numbers In The Dark
Italo Calvino

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Animal Farm: A Fairy Story
George Orwell

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Stoner
John Williams

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Normal People
Sally Rooney

Rating: 5 out of 5.

The Death of Vivek Oji
Akwaeke Emezi

Rating: 5 out of 5.

2020

The Uninhabitable Earth
David Wallace-Wells

Rating: 5 out of 5.

The Mind-Gut Connection
Emeran Mayer

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Thinking, Fast and Slow
Daniel Kahneman

Rating: 4 out of 5.

The Complete Cosmicomics
Italo Calvino

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Between The World and Me
Ta-Nehisi Coates

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Silent Spring
Rachel Carson

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Just Kids
Patti Smith

Rating: 5 out of 5.

If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler
Italo Calvino

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Americanah
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

In Praise of Shadows
Junichiro Tanizaki

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Season of Migration to the North
Tayeb Salih

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Los Angeles Stories
Ry Cooder

Rating: 2 out of 5.

Romance or The End
Elaine Kahn

Rating: 1 out of 5.

Why Read the Classics?
Italo Calvino

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Wind, Sand and Stars
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Rating: 5 out of 5.

The Art of the Novel
Milan Kundera

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Out of Africa
Karen Blixen

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Under the Jaguar Sun
Italo Calvino

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Women, Race & Class
Angela Y. Davis

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Collection of Sand
Italo Calvino

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Moon Tiger
Penelope Lively

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Answered Prayers
Truman Capote

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Absolutely On Music
Haruki Murakami, Seiji Ozawa

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Silva Rerum
Kristina Sabaliauskaite

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
Gail Honeyman

Rating: 3 out of 5.

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous
Ocean Vuong

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Invisible Cities
Italo Calvino

Rating: 5 out of 5.

An Elegant Spirit
Sean Hepburn Ferrer

Rating: 5 out of 5.

But What If We’re Wrong?
Chuck Klosterman

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.

A Gentleman in Moscow
Amor Towles

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race
Reni Eddo-Lodge

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

The Little Prince
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Little Book of Audrey Hepburn
Caroline Jones

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Three Women
Lisa Taddeo

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Forgotten Women: The Leaders
Zing Tsjeng

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Garcon Style
Jonathan Daniel Pryce

Rating: 5 out of 5.

101 Essays
Brianna Wiest

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.

Girl, Woman, Other
Bernardine Evaristo

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Blue Nights
Joan Didion

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Drive
Daniel H. Pink

Rating: 3 out of 5.

The Rebel
Albert Camus

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Other Voices, Other Rooms
Truman Capote

Rating: 1 out of 5.

A Month in Siena
Hisham Matar

Rating: 2 out of 5.

The Effortless Experience
Matthew Dixon, Nicholas Toman, Rick DeLisi

Rating: 5 out of 5.

The Catcher in the Rye
J. D. Salinger

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Brave New World
Aldous Huxley

Rating: 3 out of 5.

The Door Into Summer
Robert A. Heinlein

Rating: 2 out of 5.

Birthday Girl
Haruki Murakami

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Paper Wife: A Novel
Laila Ibrahim

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Brief Answers to the Big Questions
Stephen Hawking

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Notes from No Man’s Land
Eula Biss

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Jog On
Bella Mackie

Rating: 4 out of 5.

If We Were Villains
M. L. Rio

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Kafka on the Shore
Haruki Murakami

Rating: 1.5 out of 5.

2019

The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning
Maggie Nelson

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Men Without Women: Stories
Haruki Murakami

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow
Yuval Noah Harari

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Yuval Noah Harari

Rating: 5 out of 5.

The Testaments
Margareth Atwood

Rating: 4 out of 5.


The Beautiful and Damned
F. Scott Fitzgerald

Rating: 4 out of 5.

The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Japonisme: Ikigai, Forest Bathing, Wabi-Sabi and More
Erin Niimi Longhurst

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Forgotten Women: The Writers
Zing Tsjeng

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in 40 Questions
Valeria Luiselli

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Memoirs Of A Geisha
Arthur Golden

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Breakfast At Tiffany’s
Truman Capote

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Flux
Orion Carloto

Rating: 2 out of 5.

Silence: In the Age of Noise
Erling Kagge

Rating: 3 out of 5.

The Bell Jar
Sylvia Plath

Rating: 3 out of 5.

When Breath Becomes Air
Paul Kalanithi

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

How Democracies Die
Levitsky, Ziblatt

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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