What I’ve Read; What’s on the Shelf


  • Braiding Sweetgrass–Robin Wall Kimmerer
  • god is not Great–Christopher Hitchens
  • Lily Dale: the Town That Talks to the Dead–Christine Wicker
  • The Invention of Nature–Andrea Wulf
  • All the Light We Cannot See–Anthony Doerr
  • King of the Badgers–Philip Hensher
  • The Moth Snowstorm–Michael McCarthy
  • Www.dropdead–Richard Stevenson
  • Why Stop at Vengeance–Richard Stevenson
  • The Vegetarian–Han Kang
  • The Hidden Life of Trees–Peter Wohlleben

What I’ve Read-2016

  • H is for Hawk–Helen Macdonald
  • The Brothers Karamazov–Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • The Invention of Nature–Andrea Wulf
  • Death in Holy Orders–P.D. James
  • Two Boys Kissing–David Levithan
  • Essays of E. B. White–E. B. White
  • Lost Memory of Skin–Russell Banks
  • Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man–Fannie Flagg
  • White Sands–Geoff Dyer
  • The Count of Monte Cristo–Alexander Dumas
  • The Bridge of San Luis Rey–Thornton Wilder
  • Unnatural Causes–P.D. James
  • The Path–Michael Puett and Christine Gross-Loh
  • Mornings on Horseback–David McCullough
  • The Heart is a Lonely Hunter–Carson McCullers
  • Men’s Lives–Peter Matthiessen
  • 11/22/63–Stephen King
  • The Year of Magical Thinking–Joan Didion
  • To Kill a Mockingbird–Harper Lee
  • And Then There Were None–Agatha Christie
  • Running With Scissors: A Memoir–Augusten Burroughs
  • Euphoria–Lily King
  • Lonesome Dove–Larry McMurtry
  • Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited–Vladimir Nabokov
  • Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead –Brene Brown

What I’ve Read-2015

  • The Great Deliverance (Inspector Lynley Series #1)–Elizabeth George
  • The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich–William L. Shirer
  • The Transcriptionist–Amy Rowland
  • Ten North Frederick–John O’Hara
  • The Narrow Road to the Deep North–Richard Flanagan
  • Well-Schooled in Murder (Inspector Lynley Series #3)–Elizabeth George
  • Of Human Bondage–W. Somerset Maugham
  • The Good Earth–Pearl S. Buck
  • Lucky Jim–Kingsley Amis
  • The Sea–John Banville
  • The Collector–John Fowles
  • Drinking: A Love Story–Caroline Knapp
  • The Dog Who Came to Stay–Hal Borland
  • The Nine Tailors (A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery)–Dorothy L. Sayers
  • Hi, I’m Bill and I’m Old–William Alexander
  • Homage to Catalonia–George Orwell
  • The Eighth Day–Thornton Wilder
  • Fahrenheit 451–Ray Bradbury
  • Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic–Alison Bechdel
  • Guns, Germs, and Steel–Jared Diamond
  • The Road–Cormac McCarthy
  • The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating–Elisabeth Tova Bailey
  • What Came Before He Shot Her–Elizabeth George
  • Flaubert’s Parrot— Julian Barnes
  • Jude the ObscureThomas Hardy
  • A Morbid Taste for Bones (Brother Cadfael)–Ellis Peters
  • Tortilla Flat–John Steinbeck
  • The Line of Beauty–Alan Hollinghurst
  • So Long, See You Tomorrow–William Maxwell
  • The Johnstown Flood–David McCullough
  • The Mosquito Coast–Paul Theroux (RPCV)
  • The World’s Strongest Librarian–Josh Hanagarne
  • The Shipping News–Annie Proulx
  • Thailand Confidential–Jerry Hopkins
  • Elephant Company–Vicki Constantine Croke
  • The Golden Spruce–John Vaillant
  • The Bookshop–Penelope Fitzgerald
  • Banana: The Fate of the Fruit That Changed the World–Dan Koeppel
  • Food: A Love Story–Jim Gaffigan
  • Levels of Life–Julian Barnes
  • Conjugations of the Verb To BeGlen Chamberlain

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