My Reading List

Current Reads

Audio: American Demagogue, J. D. Dickey
Kindle: Seeing Further: The Story of Science and the Royal Society, Bill Bryson 

2024 Finishes:

In May:
Longshot from Darkness, Keith R. Baker

In April:
The Outcast Girls, Shirley Dickson

In March:
Caste, Isabel Wilkerson
A Crack in the Edge of the World, Simon Winchester
Longshot in the West, Keith R. Baker

In February:
The God Model, Phillip Shirvington
The Unfit Heiress, Audrey Clare Farley
Longshot in Missouri, Keith R. Baker
Under the Stars, Dan White

In January:
Unspeakable Things, Jeff Lourey
The Unsettlers: In Search of the Good Life in Today’s America, Mark Sundeen
Reconstructing Amelia, Kimberly McCreight
Underground, Will Hunt

2023 Finishes:

In December:
Camino Island, John Grisham
Prequel, Rachel Maddow
Camino Winds, John Grisham

In November:
Oil, Upton Sinclair
The United States of Absurdity, Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, David Grann

In October:
Understanding the Dark Side of Human Nature, Daniel Breyer
The Orchardist, Amanda Coplin
Underland: A Deep Time Journey, Robert MacFarlane

In September:
If You Really Loved Me, Ann Rule
Two Old Women, Velma Wallis
Upstairs at the Whitehouse, J. B. West

In August:
Topaz, Leon Uris
Unbelievable, T. Christian Miller and Ken Armstrong

In July:
The Untold, Courtney Collins
The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead

In June:
Trinity, Leon Uris
Have I Told You This Already? Lauren Graham
I Feel Bad About My Neck, Nora Ephron
A Silent Fire, Shilpa Ravella

In May:
A Fever in the Heart, Ann Rule

In April:
How to Stand Up to a Dictator, Maria Ressa
Under the Knife, Arnold van de Laar
All She Ever Wanted, Ann Rule

In March:
The Judge’s List, John Grisham
Undaunted Courage, Stephen Ambrose
Under the Banner of Heaven, John Krakauer

In February:
The Whistler, John Grisham
The Haj, Leon Uris

In January:
Stranger Beside Me, Ann Rule
A House Full of Females, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

2022 Finishes:

In December:
Red Clocks, Leni Zumas

In November:
Alaska, James A. Michener
The Man Who Knew the Way to the Moon, Todd Zwillich
Green River, Running Red; Ann Rule

In October:
Too Late to Say Good-bye, Ann Rule

In September:
The Reckoning, John Grisham
The Want-Ad Killer, Ann Rule

In August:
The Statesman and the Storyteller, Mark Zwonitzer
Small Sacrifices, Ann Rule

In July:
The Book of Cold Cases, Simone St. James
Montana 1948: A Novel, Larry Watson

In June:
The Last House on Needless Street, Catriona Ward
The Icepick Surgeon, Sam Kean
King of Sting: The Story of Australian Conman Peter Foster, Justin Armsden, Bronwen Reid, and            Hamish Macdonald
Homeland and Other Stories, Barbara Kingsolver
Dead by Sunset, Ann Rule

In May:
Rabbits for Food, Binnie Kirshenbaum
The Girls in the Stilt House, Kelly Mustian
This Land, Christopher Ketcham
King Coal, Upton Sinclair

In April:
The Honey Bus, Meredith May
Vietnam, Stanley Karnow
High Tide in Tucson, Barbara Kingsolver

In March:
The Twenty Dollar Bill, Elmore Hammes
The Sixth Extinction, Elizabeth Kolbert
Flight Behavior, Barbara Kingsolver
Girls & Boys, Dennis Kelly
The Great Mortality, John Kelly

In February;
World’s End, Upton Sinclair
The Walking People, Mary Beth Keane
Missoula, Jon Krakauer

In January:
Unsheltered, Barbara Kingsolver
Redeployment, Phil Klay

2021 Finishes:

In December:
Shadow Divers, Robert Kurson
The 1619 Project, Created by Nikole Hannah-Jones

In November:
Midnight in Washington, Adam Schiff
The Kremlin's Candidate, Jason Matthews
Prisoners of Geography, Tim Marshall
Say Nothing, Patrick Radden Keefe

In October:
Red Sparrow, Jason Matthews
Peril, Bob Woodward and Robert Costa
Palace of Treason, Jason Matthews

In September:
No September finishes

In August:
The Path Between the Seas, David McCullough
I Alone Can Fix It, Carol Loennig and Philip Rucker

In July:
The Power of One, Bryce Courtenay
Pure, Linda Kay Klein

In June:
Precious Victims, Don Weber and Charles Bosworth
Pont Neuf, Max Byrd
How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything, Rosa Brooks
Pines, Blake Crouch
Wayward, Black Crouch
The Last Town, Blake Crouch

In May:
The Water is Wide, Pat Conroy
Heavy, Kiese Laymon
The Highwayman, Craig Johnson
Hitler in Los Angeles, Steve Ross
Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, Yuval Noah Harari

In April:
How to Hide an Empire, Daniel Immerwahr
The Power of the Dog, Don Winslow
The Collector: David Douglas and the Natural History of the Northwest, Jack Nisbet
How to Behave Badly in Elizabethan England, Ruth Goodman

In March:
The Poison Squad, Deborah Blum
The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood

In February:
Heartland: A Memoir about Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth, Sarah Smarsh
The Pioneers, David McCullough
Packing for Mars, Mary Roach

In January:
Heart: A History, Sandeep Jauhar
A Promised Land, Barack Obama

2020 Finishes:

In December:
No finishes in December

In November:
The Hunt for Red October, Tom Clancy
The Worst Hard Time, Timothy Egan
Pale Horse, Pale Rider, Katherine Anne Porter
Human Errors, Nathan H. Lents
A Land Remembered, Patrick D. Smith
How to be a Good Creature: A Memoir in 13 Animals, Sy Montgomery
If Cats Disappeared from the World, Genki Kawamura

In October:
Ghettoside, Jill Leovy
The Last Pirate of New York, Rich Cohen
Growing Up Country: Memories of an Iowa Farm Girl, Carol Bodensteiner
Leadership, Doris Kearns Goodwin
The Last Season, Eric Blehm

In September:
Godless Citizens in a Godly Republic, R. Laurence Moore and Isaac Kramnick
The Lake on Fire, Rosellen Brown
Rage, Bob Woodward
Ghosts of Gold Mountain: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad, Gordon H. Chang

In August:
Learning from the Germans, Susan Neiman
Good Me, Bad Me, Ali Land

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

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 comment:

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!