1. The Odyssey – Emily Wilson – This is a reread, but a new translation. (I think I read the Robert Fagles translation the first time.) Loved it!
2. I Explain A Few Things: Selected Poems – Pablo Neruda – More than fifty poems with different translators. This is one of my favorite poetry books! I still need to review it.
3. Why Poetry – Matthew Zapruder – A great book about poetry! I read this for poetry month in April.
4. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold – John Le Carre – The classic spy novel. Such a great book!
5. Metamorphoses – Ovid – I’m glad I finally read this. My favorite stories were Arachne vs. Athena, Orpheus & Eurydice, and Ceyx & Alcyone.
6. The Social Contract – Jean Jacques Rousseau – I think this might be my favorite nonfiction book of the year. Lots to think about here. It is certainly memorable…
7. The Sound & the Fury – William Faulkner – This was my second attempt and it went much better than the first time. Tough going at times, but a powerful novel.
10. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft – I didn’t review this either, but I read along for Ruth’s discussion at her blog (in four posts).