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Saturday, January 1, 2022

The Reading Life Review - December 2021


The Reading Life is a multicultural

book blog, committed to Literary Globalism 

December Authors

Column One

  1. Jennifer Cody Epstein - USA - author of The Painter from Shanghai and Wunderland
  2. Alison MacLeod - Canada -author of Tenderness- featured numerous times

Column Two

  1. David Narrett - USA - author of  Adventurism and Empire The Struggle for Mastery in the Louisiana-Florida Borderlands, 1762-1803 - initial appearance
  2. Madeline Martin - USA - author of The Last Book Store in London - First appearance 

Column Three

  1. Kerri Maher - USA - author of The Paris Bookseller -first appearance
  2. Judithe Little - USA - author of The Channel Sisters - first appearance

Five of The six authors are Americans, one is Candian, all are living, one male author is featured. All but one were featured for the first time.

This is the smallest number of authors ever featured in the Month end report.

All of featured works have my strong endorsement.

In December I read two books upon which I did not post

  1. Hiding man : a biography of Donald Barthelme / Tracy Daugherty. - 2009- a brilliant literary biography
  2. The Reading List - A Novel by Sara Adams. 2021. A disappointment

Blog Stats

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Home Countries of Visitors 

  1. USA
  2. India
  3. The Philippines 
  4. Japan
  5. Germany 
  6. Canada
  7. UK
  8. Ireland 
  9. The Netherlands 

The ten most viewed posts were all on short stories.

The most viewed post in December was  “Subha" by Rabindranth Tagore (13 pages, 1918).

Shortly I will do my year end 2021 Reading Life Review and I will talk a bit about my future hopes for The Reading Life there.


shelleyrae @ book'd out said...

Congratulations on a great year, wishing you a safe & healthy new year

Buried In Print said...

You've been reading some very long books; I hope that's the only reason your log is unusually short this month! Take care.