Nancy's (alphaorder) 2020 Reading Nook

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Nancy's (alphaorder) 2020 Reading Nook

1alphaorder
Editado: Dez 31, 2020, 12:16pm

2020 Reading

January
1. Why We Can't Sleep - Nonfiction, audio
2. The Book of Delights - Nonfiction, OTS (BIPOC)
3. Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope - Nonfiction, audio
4. If the Ice Had Held - Novel, audio
5. Lord of the Butterflies - Poetry, OTS (BIPOC)
6. Such a Fun Age - Novel, audio (BIPOC)

February
7. Audubon's Sparrow - Poetry
8. Arguing with Zombies - Nonfiction, audio
9. Weather- Novel

March
10. The Faraway Nearby - Nonficion, audio
11. Late Migrations - Nonfiction*, OTS
12. Minor Feelings - Nonfiction, audio (BIPOC)

April
13. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane - Novel
14. Almost American Girl - Graphic Memoir (BIPOC)
15. Days of Distraction - Novel (BIPOC)

May
16. Redhead by the Side of the Road - Novel
17. The Best Poems of Jane Kenyon - Poetry
18. I Will Judge You By Your Bookshelf - Graphic
19. My Wife Said You May Want to Marry Me - Memoir, audio
20. The Park - Poetry
21. Missed Translations - Novel (BIPOC)

June
22. The Initiates: A Comic Artist and a Wine Artisan Exchange Jobs - Graphic
23. All Adults Here - Novel, audio
24. In the Lateness of the World - Poetry
25. A Burning - Novel* (BIPOC)
26. Fully Empowered - Poetry
27. In Time of Swallows - Poetry
28. Obama: An Intimate Portrait - Nonfiction
29. Beach Read - Novel
30. So You Want to Talk about Race - Nonfiction*, Audio (BIPOC)
31. Bodega - Poetry* (BIPOC)

July
32. Flake - Graphic Novel
33. I Was Told It Would Get Easier - Novel
34. Golden Gates - Nonfiction, Audio
35. This Is One Way to Dance - Nonfiction (BIPOC)
36. Other People's Houses - Novel
37. A Most Beautiful Thing - Nonfiction (BIPOC)
38. The Lives of Edie Pritchard - Novel

August
39. Want - Novel
40. Memorial Drive - Memoir* (BIPOC)
41. Intimations - Nonfiction (BIPOC)
42. Pizza Girl - Novel (BIPOC)
43. The Weekend - Novel

September
44. Everything Is Waiting for You - Poetry
45. The Unreality of Memory - Nonfiction
46. Autopsy - Poetry (BIPOC)
47. Just Us - Nonfiction (BIPOC)
48. Having and Being Had - Nonfiction
49. Sparrow Envy - Poetry (BIPOC)
50. Blizzard - Poetry
51. Anxious People - Novel
52. How We Live Now - Nonfiction
53. What the Chickadee Knows - Poetry (BIPOC)

October
54. Homeland Elegies - Novel* (BIPOC)
55. How to Fly (In Ten Thousand Easy Lessons) - Poetry
56. A Field Guide to a Happy Life - Nonfiction
57. Leave the World Behind - Novel (BIPOC)
58. Whale Day - Poetry
59. A Fine Canopy - Poetry
60. Minus Me - Novel
61. What Unites Us - Nonfiction*
62. The Readers' Room - Novel
63. Monogamy - Novel
64. Make Me Rain - Poetry (BIPOC)
65. The Lost Spells - Poetry*

November
66. Braiding Sweetgrass - Nonfiction*, Audio (BIPOC)
67. Naturalist - Graphic Memoir version
68. Vesper Flights - Nonfiction*
67. Obit - poetry (BIPOC)
68. World of Wonders - Nonfiction* (BIPOC)
69. Dearly - Poetry
70. Memorial - Novel (BIPOC)
71. Rachel to the Rescue - novel
72. Long Way Down - Graphic novel (BIPOC)

December
73. Field Notes from an Unintentional Birder - Memoir
74. Oak Flat - Graphic nonfiction
75. The Answer is... - Memoir
76. Stories I Forgot to Tell You - Essays
77. A Promised Land - Memoir, Audio* (BIPOC)
78. Hamnet - Novel*
79. I Don't Want to Die Poor - Essays, Audio (BIPOC)
80. Is Wildness Over? - Nonfiction
81. My Name Will Grow Wide Like a Tree - Poetry (BIPOC)

2alphaorder
Jan 1, 2020, 8:15am

I have been a LT member since March of 2007.

I've had a love of books since I was very young. My mom was a librarian. I was a bookseller/marketing director for an independent bookshop in the midwest from 1989-2009. I now do marketing for a nature center, which I also love. (Learning to bird is cutting into my reading time.)

Twenty years ago, literary fiction was my main focus. I am finding I am reading more nonfiction the last few years.

I met my husband in the bookshop, although we grew up less than a mile from each other about two hours north of Milwaukee! Although the bricks and mortar portion of the company closed, there is an online division that remains. He still works there. We have an 18-year-old daughter who will be heading off to college in the fall!

Anyone is welcome to join in my thread. As a bookseller, I was much more open to talking about books on the floor than writing a written review. Therefore, don't expect a lot of reviews - mostly a record of my reading. BTW - I have paper records from the '90s.

Most of my comments are made on my friends' threads, especially that of the fellow birder, beer- and booklover Mark (msf59).

3alphaorder
Editado: Fev 21, 2020, 9:24am

2019 was a great reading year for me. I managed to read 100 books, up from 75 in 2018. (Audio during my commute certainly helped.)

My top three:
American Dirt (1/21/20 pub date) - Novel
Good Talk - Graphic Memoir
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone - Memoir

Other favorites that make up my top 10
The Great Believers - Novel
The Dutch House - Novel
The Bookish Life of Nina Hill - Novel
The Invention of Nature - Nonfiction
The Best We Could Do - Graphic Memoir
They Called Us Enemy - Graphic Memoir
How to Love a Country - Poetry

4FAMeulstee
Jan 1, 2020, 8:56am

Happy reading in 2020, Nancy!

5PaulCranswick
Jan 1, 2020, 9:09am



Another resolution is to keep up in 2020 with all my friends on LT. Happy New Year!

6DianaNL
Jan 1, 2020, 10:15am

Best wishes for 2020!

7drneutron
Jan 1, 2020, 1:37pm

Welcome back!

8msf59
Jan 1, 2020, 2:37pm



And Happy New Thread, Nancy. I really enjoy staying in touch with you- Here or other places. I hope we can schedule a Meet Up, in the very near future.

9Berly
Jan 2, 2020, 1:17am



Wishing you 12 months of reading
52 weeks of laughter
366 days of fun (leap year!)
8,784 hours of joy
527,040 minutes of good luck
and 31,622,400 seconds of happiness!!

10alphaorder
Jan 2, 2020, 7:07am

Thanks so much for the new year's good wishes Anita, Paul, Diana, Jim, Mark, and Kim. Same to all of you.

I have a feeling it is going to be a great one for books! I am starting off with The Book of Delights which felt appropriate.

11thornton37814
Jan 5, 2020, 9:35pm

Enjoy your 2020 reading!

12PaulCranswick
Jan 11, 2020, 10:34am

Wishing you a wonderful weekend, Nancy

13Berly
Jan 23, 2020, 1:37am

First book???

14PaulCranswick
Abr 12, 2020, 3:38am



I wanted my message this year to be fairly universal in a time we all should be pulling together, whatever our beliefs. Happy Celebration, Happy Sunday Nancy

15PaulCranswick
Jul 4, 2020, 11:30pm

In this difficult year with an unprecedented pandemic and where the ills of the past intrude sadly upon the present there must still be room for positivity. Be rightly proud of your country. To all my American friends, enjoy your 4th of July weekend.

16PaulCranswick
Nov 26, 2020, 9:07pm



This Brit wishes to express his thanks for the warmth and friendship that has helped sustain him in this group, Nancy.

17alphaorder
Nov 27, 2020, 11:40am

>16 PaulCranswick: Thanks, Paul! Our friendships on LibraryThing have been especially important this year. Sending you and your family the best!

18Berly
Dez 7, 2020, 10:27pm

Well, hello there! Nice to see you post. : )

19alphaorder
Dez 8, 2020, 9:43am

>18 Berly: Thanks for stopping by! As you can see, I don't use my thread for much except to log my reading. Most chatting takes place over on Mark's thread.

20Berly
Dez 24, 2020, 5:38pm

Well, you still deserve your own holiday wishes...



Nancy--Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
May 2021 bring you less need for masks, loads of peace and joy, good health and, of course, books!

21alphaorder
Dez 24, 2020, 7:23pm

>20 Berly:

Oh, I wish the same to you!

22PaulCranswick
Dez 25, 2020, 12:54am



I hope you get some of those at least, Nancy, as we all look forward to a better 2021.

23msf59
Dez 25, 2020, 7:52am



Happy Holidays, Nancy! Praying for a much better 2021. Have a good day with the family. I am loving The Cold Millions. Nearly halfway done all ready.

24alphaorder
Dez 25, 2020, 8:44am

>22 PaulCranswick: Thank you, Paul! Best to you and yours during this season and in the new year.

>23 msf59: Ah, Mark. Merry Christmas, my friend. Glad you are enjoying the book. Can't decide between Crossing to Safety, Hamnet, Cold Millions.

25alphaorder
Editado: Dez 31, 2020, 12:19pm

Well, here are my top 10 reads in the order of read. Circumstances of 2020 and timing definitely played a part, but highly recommend all of these.

So You Want to Talk about Race
Bodega: poems
Memorial Drive
Homeland Elegies
What Unites Us
Braiding Sweetgrass
Vesper Flights
World of Wonders
A Promised Land
Hamnet

26PaulCranswick
Jan 1, 12:04am



Nancy

As the year turns, friendship continues