Is This the End of Ricovid?

Where is Eddie Robinson when you need him? Yeah.

It’s been a long and difficult year; but it has been good for reading. I finished the year with over 300 titles on my list of books read and I even found a number of them well worth recommending. I also made daily suggestions for reading that have piqued my interest and, as I freely admit, I seldom get around to reading myself. After all, there’s only so many hours in the day and the Netflix monster gobbles up many of the choicest minutes.

But we now have several promising vaccines to counteract the virus and HBO Max is showing first-run movies to counteract the shutdown. Life is short but always remember, Clarissa is long. You’d better get to reading.

For this last month of the year and the beginning of a new New Hope, I offered the following titles for consideration:

12-01-20 – Our Riches — Kaouther Adimi
12-02-20 – How To Pronounce Knife — Souvankham Thammavongsa
12-03-20 – Little Eyes — Samanta Schweblin
12-04-20 – Hotel Almighty — Sarah J. Sloat
12-05 20 – Animalkind: Remarkable Discoveries About Animals and Revolutionary New Ways to Show Them Compassion — Ingrid Newkirk
12-06-20 – No Signal Area — Robert Perisic
12-07-20 – A Luminous Republic — Andrés Barba
12-08-20 – The Joy of X: A Guided Tour of Math, From One to Infinity — Steven Henry Strogatz
12-09-20 – The Big Nowhere — James Ellroy
12-10-20 – Black Shack Alley — Joseph Zobel
12-11-20 – Enter the Aardvark — Jessica Anthony
12-12-20 – Figure It Out — Wayne Koestenbaum
12-13-20 – To the Finland Station: A Study in the Writing and Acting of History — Edmund Wilson
12-14-20 – Stray — Stephanie Danier
12-15-20 – And Their Children After Them — Nicolas Mathieu
12-16-20 – Science Fictions — Stuart Ritchie
12-17-20 – The Spire — William Golding
12-18-20 – Espedair Street — Iain Banks
12-19-20 – The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists — Robert Tressell
12-20-20 – Walking On the Ceiling — Aysegül Savas
12-21-20 – Eat a Peach — David Chang
12-22-20 – Penance — Kanae Minato
12-23-20 – Orange World: And Other Stories — Karen Russell
12-24-20 – Ultimate Price: The Value We Place On Life — Howard S. Friedman
12-25-20 – Sigh, Gone: A Misfit’s Memoir of Great Books, Punk Rock, and the Fight To Fit In — Phuc Tran
12-26-20 – Fifty Words For Rain — Asha Lemmie
12-27-20 – And Then They Stopped Talking To Me — Judith Warner
12-28-20 – Transcend: The New Science of Self-Actualization — Scott Barry Kaufman
12-29-20 – Notes From the Fog: Stories — Ben Marcus
12-30-20 – Gingerbread — Helen Oyeyemi
12-31-20 – Plague of Corruption: Restoring Faith in the Promise of Science — Kent Heckenlively and Judy Mikovits

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