My Reading List



Current Reads:

Upstairs Audio: Learning from the Germans, Susan Neiman
Downstairs Audio: Gathering Moss, Robin Wall Kimmerer
Kindle: Growing Up Country: Memories of an Iowa Farm Girl, Carol Bodensteiner

2020 Finishes:

In July:
Full Dark, No Stars, Stephen King
Too Much, and Never Enough, Mary L. Trump, PhD
1920, David Pietrusza
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Carson McCullers
438 Days: An Extraordinary Tale of Survival at Sea, Jonathan Franklin

In June:
Origin Story, David Christian
Our Souls at Night, Kent Haruf
1776, David McCullough

In May:
The Great Influenza, John M. Barry
Fourth of July Creek, Smith Henderson
Beautiful Boy, David Sheff
Beaks, Bones, and Bird Songs, Roger J. Lederer
Feeding the Dragon, Sharon Washington
Finding Tess, Beth Macy
O'Hara's Choice, Leon Uris

In April:
One for the Blackbird, One for the Crow, Olivia Hawker
On Immunity: An Innoculation, Eula Biss
Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Off the Charts, Ann Hulbert
Killer by Nature, Katherine Kelly and Rob James Collier
Beneath a Scarlet Sky, Mark Sullivan
Believers: Faith in Human Nature, Melvin Konner, M.D.

In March:
To the Bridge: A True Story About Motherhood and Murder, Nancy Rommelmann

In February:
Farewell to Manzanar, Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston
Best Foot Forward, Susie Kelly

In January:
To Rise Again at a Decent Hour, Joshua Ferris
The Beekeeper of Aleppo, Christy Lefteri
The Moon is Down, John Steinbeck

2019 Finishes:

In December:
A Warning, Anonymous
This is Your Life, Harriet Chance, Jonathan Evison
To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
The Final Storm, Jeff Shaara

In November:
Ten Drugs, Thomas Hager
Thanks a Thousand, A. J. Jacobs
Catch and Kill, Ronan Farrow
There Are No Children Here, Alex Kotlowitz
Thick, Tressie McMillan Cottom
One Man's Initiation: 1917, John Dos Passos
The Things They Carried, Tim O'Brien

In October:
Why?, Mario Livio
The Wisdom of Wolves, Jim and Jamie Dutcher
You Know You Want This, Kristen Roupenian
Spook, Mary Roach
Last Night in Twisted River, John Irving
Station Eleven, Emily St. John Mandel
The Stranger in the Woods, Michael Finkle
The Body, Bill Bryson
The Tattooist of Auschwitz, Heather Morris

In September:
No finishes.

In August:
The Mueller Report, Robert Mueller
When Breath Becomes Air, Paul Kalanthi
Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?, Alyssa Mastromonaco

In July:
The Good, the Bad, and the Barbie, Tanya Lee Stone
The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben
Trespassing Across America, Ken Ilgunas
No Less than Victory, Jeff Shaara
Strays, Britt Collins
The Botany of Desire, Michael Pollen
The Underground Railroad, Charles River Editors

In June:
New York: a Novel, Edward Rutherfurd
The Color Purple, Alice Walker
The 3-Day Effect: How Nature Calms your Brain, Florence Williams
Ayiti, Roxane Gay
Evil Eye, Madhuri Shekar
The Fifth Risk, Michael Lewis
Freakonomics, Steven G. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

In May:
Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter, Ben Goldfarb
The Collectibles, James J. Kaufman
The Demon Next Door, Bryan Burrough
Dear Bob and Sue (Season 2), Matt and Karen Smith
The Family Fang, Kevin Wilson

In April:
The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper, Phaedra Patrick
The Forest, Edward Rutherfurd
The Steel Wave, Jeff Shaara
Made in America, Bill Bryson
The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Euphoria, Lily King
The Coroner, Jennifer Graeser Dornbush
The Beautiful Brain, Hana Walker-Brown
Dead Mountain: the Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident, Donnie Eichar

In March:
The Dry, Jane Harper
The Threat, Andrew McCabe
Get Well Soon, Jennifer Wright

In February:
Country Dark, Chris Offutt
The Butterfly Effect, Jon Ronson
The Rising Tide, Jeff Shaara
The Dinner, Herman Koch
Feeding the Dragon, Sharon Washington
Dark Tide, Stephen Puleo
Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff, Pappy Pariah

In January:
The Cricket on the Hearth, Charles Dickens
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum
The Lords of Discipline, Pat Conroy
The Undead in my Bed, Molly Harper
White Fang, Jack London
Atomic Marriage, Curtis Sittenfeld
Appliance of Science, Bill Bryson

Some 2018 Finishes (can't remember them all):

In December:
Angela's Ashes, Frank McCourt
God: A Human History, Reza Aslan
Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder, Caroline Fraser
The Chimes, Charles Dickens
The Red Pony, John Steinbeck
Christmas Eve, 1949, Charles Olivier
The Christmas Hirelings, Mary Elizabeth Braddon

In November:
The Coming Storm, Michael Lewis
Better, Atul Gawande
South of Broad, Pat Conroy
Trying to Save Piggy Snead, John Irving
Dietland, Sarai Walker

Earlier:
Astoria, Peter Stark
The Men Who United the States, Simon Winchester
Calico Joe, John Grisham
The Big Burn, Timothy Egan
Educated: A Memoir, Tara Westover
You Will Know Me, Megan Abbott
Columbine, Dave Cullen
Texas, James Michener
Dear Bob and Sue, Matt and Karen Smith
Fear, Bob Woodward
It's Even Worse than you Think, David Cay Johnston
American Pharoah: The Untold Story of the Triple Crown Winner's Legendary Rise, Joe Drape
Eat the Apple: A Memoir, Matt Young

1 comments from clever and witty friends:

Sarah said...

Sadly my library system doesn't own the audio version of Dear Bob & Sue but I've "asked" them to purchase a copy. Hopefully they do!