An Update on My Reading Goal: Here I Am

The most recent book I have read off NPR’s list of the 10 best books of 2016 is Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer.

This book was all over the place. It began with relatable conflicts between a Jewish-American husband and wife, but then it drifted into political chaos, issues with a troubled teenager, and a hodgepodge of other various topics. It was as if the author was trying to tackle far too many story ideas all within one novel.

I have been a bit of a naysayer on three out of the four books I have read off this NPR list, but fortunately the fifth book, which I started a couple of days ago, is really impressing me so stay tuned for a review on that one. I’ll keep it a surprise for now!


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Here is the updated list:

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone by Olivia Laing

The Wonder by Emma Donoghue

Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer

Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Eleanor Roosevelt: The War Years and After, 1939-1962 by Blanche Wiesen Cook

Eyes on the Street: The Life of Jane Jacobs by Robert Kanigel


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