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Dewey’s Readathon: 10 books in 10 years

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This year the folks at Dewey’s readathon are doing a “super challenge” that will run all day. The challenge is to post a list of 10 book recommendations, 1 recommended book for each year from 2007-2017. Here are my 10 recommendations:2007: The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
2008: 2666 by Roberto Bolaño
2009: 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
2010: Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
2011: The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
2012: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
2013: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi
2014: A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James
2015: The Tsar of Love and Techno by Anthony Marra
2016: Do Not Say we Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien
2017: Autumn by Ali Smith

I have read all of the 10 recommended book and highly recommend all of them. What do you think?

 

 

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  1. I just laughed. I’d love to know how a 24-hour reading challenge prompted you to list some of the longest books ever. Good list though. Mostly.

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    October 21, 2017
    • Which ones don’t you like?

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      October 21, 2017
    • Only made it halfway through 2666 and I was “meh” on Do Not Say We Have Nothing. Haven’t read 12, 13, and 15 yet. I have no doubt I will like 13 and 15, 12 I won’t read.

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      October 23, 2017
    • oh and name of the Wind I was Meh on. I haven’t read 1Q. I have no business commenting on your list LOL.

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      October 23, 2017
  2. Tracy S #

    Of the eight I’ve read on your list, all of them are five star reads for me. And the other three are on my TBR.

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    October 21, 2017
  3. Lynn Seymour #

    With the amount you read I would think it must have been difficult to choose a favorite book to recommend. I created my own list and had a harder time choosing one book for the earlier years. I haven’t even read a book published in 2017 yet although I have many on my book shelf waiting for me. 🙂
    I think I am the only person who really disliked A Man called Ove and everytime someone recommends it to me I appear to deeply offend them when I go into my list of what I didn’t like about it. I understand this. I loved the book The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey and I really don’t want to hear anything negative about it that might taint my enjoyment of the book. Sometimes a book just hits home at the right time. The Snow Child was also published in 2012 so if you haven’t read it add it to your list and if you have read it and didn’t like it….ssssshhhhh. 🙂

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    October 22, 2017
    • They weren’t necessarily my favorites of the year but were all books I did like a lot. Sorry you didn’t love Ove. I didn’t love The Snow Child 😬 although most people who rate similarly to me did love it so maybe I just missed something. I like it but didn’t love

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      October 22, 2017
  4. It must have been hard to narrow down to just one book per year. Glad to see Do Not Say we Have Nothing on your list though – a wonderful book I thought

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    October 22, 2017
    • That was definitely my favorite of last year. Such a wonderful book

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      October 22, 2017
  5. Anita #

    It was fun seeing your list of recommendations!! Comments follow . . .

    2007: The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss – Determined to get to this one someday!!

    2009: 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami – MUST TRY Murakami . . .
    2010: Freedom by Jonathan Franzen – LOVE
    2011: The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides – LOVE
    2012: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman – LIKED A LOT

    2015: The Tsar of Love and Techno by Anthony Marra – LOVE
    2016: Do Not Say we Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien – Another one I own and need to get to soon.
    2017: Autumn by Ali Smith – How are we so far apart on this one book??

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    October 23, 2017
    • I feel similarly about Ove. In my quick search of 2012 books, it was one of my favorites but it wouldn’t have been a contender other years. About the Murakami, this is not the one for you. Norwegian wood is one you’d like better. He also has a non-fiction about running that you might like as a runner. And Autumn? Clearly you are wrong 😂😬😉

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      October 23, 2017
      • Anita #

        Hmmm. I probably am since you AND Susie and Nicole all liked it.

        By the way, 2007 – 2017, that’s 11 books by my counting . . .right?

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        October 23, 2017
      • Yes, I think I wasn’t supposed to include this year

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        October 23, 2017
    • the MR aspect of Murakami will be difficult for Anita. But adore Norwegian Wood so agree that should be the one

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      October 23, 2017
      • Anita #

        Sigh, dang magic. I still feel I have to try. Thanks for making it clear which one.

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        October 23, 2017

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