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Deirdre's Reading List
(or, What I've Been Doing Lately)

I started to keep a list of the books I read in August of 2001. That month, being isolated from television, I completed nine books. Certainly not a record, but a lot for me. After a while data takes on a life of its own and just the fact that I had the list influenced what I read. I started to read more of the "classics" and found they're great books.

I hope you find something on this list that interests you.

For my thoughts on certain books click the "review" link.
For a short "Flash Review" hold your mouse pointer
of the icon when you see it.

Non-Fiction

  1. Shrinking the Cat, by Sue Hubble, 7/2001
  2. Assata, by Assata Shakour, 8/01
  3. Biko, by Donald Woods, 8/01
  4. The Catskills a Geological Guide, by Robert Titus, 8/01
  5. Taliban, by Ahmed Rashid, 11/01
  6. Power Politics, by Arundhati Roy, 11/27/01
  7. A History of Iraq, by Charles Tripp, 1/10/02
  8. The Lessons of Terror, by Caleb Carr, 3/2/02
  9. The CIA’s Secret War in Tibet, by Kenneth Conboy & James Morrison, 3/18/02
  10. The Monkey in the Mirror, by Ian Tattersall, 4/4/02
  11. 21 Dog Years, by Mike Daisey, 6/6/02
  12. Barbed Wire: A Political History, by Olivier Razac, 6/30/02
  13. Inside the Cuban Revolution, by Julia E. Sweig, 6/30/02
  14. Chile: the Other September 11: An Anthology of Reflections on the 1973 Coup, by Ariel Dorfman, Pilar Aquilera, and Recardo Fredes, 7/14/02
  15. Politics on Trial: Five famous trials of the 20th century, By William Kunstler 8/12/02
  16. The Gangs of New York, by Herbert Asbury, 8/20/02 [referenced in review]
  17. War on Iraq: What team Bush doesn’t want you to know, by William Rivers Pitt with Scott Ritter, 2/4/03
  18. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, by Dave Eggers, 6/1/03
  19. The Genesis of Capital, by Karl Marx. 6/14/03
  20. Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, by Charles Mackay, L.L.D., 6/18/03
  21. The Iron Triangle: Inside the secret world of the Carlyle Group, by Dan Briody, 7/7/03
  22. The Art of War, by Sun-Tzu, 7/13.03
  23. The Cult of Revolutionary Tradition: The Blanquists in French Politics, 1864-1893, by Patrick H. Hutton, 08/03
  24. Chile 1970-1973: From Allende’s Election to the Fascist takeover, From the pages of Workers World Newspaper, 9/14/03
  25. Eats, Shoots & Leaves, by Lynne Truss, 5/04
  26. We Want Freedom, by Mumia Abu-Jamal, 6/03/04
  27. The Merry Recluse, by Caroline Knapp, 07/13/04
  28. The Color of Water, by James McBride, 08/28/04
  29. Around the Bloc, by Stephanie Elizando Griest, 10/10/04
  30. Because I Remember Terror Father I Remember You, by Sue William Silverman 11/11/04
  31. Running with Scissors, by Augusten Burroughs, 12/03/04
  32. Socialism: Utopian and Scientific, By Frederick Engels 1/3/05
  33. Dry, by Augusten Burroughs, 1/31/05
  34. Passing for Thin: Losing Half My Weight and Finding My Self, by Frances Kuffel, 2/18/05
  35. Lucky, by Alice Sebold 2/20/05
  36. The Great Game: Memoirs of the Spy Hitler Couldn’t Silence, by Leopold Trepper, 3/4/05
  37. The Royal Navy and the Slavers: The Suppression of the Atlantic Slave Trade, by W.E.F. Ward, 3/15/05
  38. Iraq Inc., A Profitable Occupation, by Pratap Chatterjee, 3/24/05
  39. Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood, by Koren Zailckas 4/7/05
  40. Terry Jones's War on the War on Terror: Observations and Denunciations by a Founding Member of Monty Python, 7/2/05
  41. My Life in the Middle Ages, by James Atlas, 9/4/05
  42. Thinking Like Your Editor: How to Write Great Serious Nonfiction—and Get it Published, by Susan Rabiner & Alfred Fortunato, 9/11/05
  43. Writing the Memoir, Judith Barrington, 9/16/05
  44. Mr. Galloway Goes to Washington, by George Galloway, 10/5/05
  45. 78 Reasons Why Your Book May Never be Published & 14 Why it Just Might, by Pat Walsh, 10/8/05
  46. We Won't Go! The truth on military recruiters & the draft: A guide to resistance, Edited by LeiLani Dowell, Sara Flounders, Dustin Langley & Walter Williams, 10/9/05
  47. Nisei Daughter, by Monica Sone, 10/17/05
  48. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou, 11/20/05
  49. With Napoleon in Russia, the Extraordinary Memoirs of General de Caulaincourt, Aide and Confidant to the Emperor, 12/5/05
  50. Thieves of Baghdad, by Matthew Bogdanos, 12/10/05
  51. Bronx Primitive, By Kate Simon, 12/13/05
  52. Hannibal Crosses the Alps, by John Prevas, 12/30/05
  53. Chain of Command: The road from 9/11 to Abu Ghraib, by Seymour M. Hersh, 1/3/06
  54. In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote, 1/8/06
  55. American Hostage: A memoir of a journalist kidnapped in Iraq and the remarkable battle to win his release, by Micah Garen & Marie-Hélène Carleton, 1/11/06
  56. An American Childhood, by Annie Dillard, 1/24/06
  57. Beating Diabetes, by David M. Nathan M.D. & Linda M. Delahanty, M.S., R.D., 1/28/06
  58. Lost in Translation: A Life in a New Language, by Eva Hoffman, 2/14/06
  59. American Daughter: Discovering My Mother, by Elizabeth Kendall, 3/20/06
  60. Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, by John Perkins, 3/28/06 [referenced in review]
  61. The Devil's Own Work: The Civil War Draft Riots and the Fight to Reconstruct America, by Barnet Schecter, 4/12/06 [read review]
  62. Road Song: A Memoir, by Natalie Kusz, 4/18/06 [read review]
  63. The Glass Castle: A Memoir, by Jeannette Walls, 5/10/06 [read review]
  64. Iraq: The Logic of Withdrawal, by Anthony Arnove, 5/29/06 [read review]
  65. When All the World Was Young, by Barbara Holland, 6/6/06 [read review]
  66. Enemy Combatant: A British Muslim's Journey to Guantanamo and Back, by Moazzam Begg, 6/29/06 [read review]
  67. Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror, by Richard A. Clarke, 7/27/06 [referenced in review]
  68. The One Percent Doctrine: Deep Inside America's Pursuit of its Enemies Since 9/11, by Ron Suskind, 8/4/06 [read review]
  69. Forever Free: The Story of Emancipation and Reconstruction, by Eric Foner, 9/17/06 [read full review] Forever Free: The Story of Emancipation and Reconstruction, by Columbia history professor Eric Foner, is a critical contribution to the understanding of the much maligned period following the Civil War known as Reconstruction. Foner has created an accessible history that carefully exposes the strengths and weaknesses of the period, as well as dispels the racist notions used to discredit the accomplishments of the freed people and their allies in the Republican Party.
  70. Our America and Theirs: Kennedy and the Alliance for Progress — The Debate at Punta del Este,
    Speeches and interviews by Ernesto Che Guevara, 9/19/06
    [read full review] Three speeches delivered by Che Guevara in at the founding meeting for the Alliance for Progress, held in Punta del Este, Uruguay, August 1961, have been reprinted by Ocean Press in a new book, “Our America and Theirs: Kennedy and the Alliance for Progress — The Debate at Punta del Este.” Also included is a never before published transcript of a press conference held in Cuba upon Che’s return. Guevara’s speeches exposed a process that continues to this day, that of offering U.S. financial aid to Latin America and extracting mega-profits and economic control in return.

  71. Love on the Rocks: Men, Women, and Alcohol in Post-World War II America, by Lori Rotskoff, 9/24/06 [read full review] Alcoholism can become a blurry mess. Throw in the repeal of prohibition, stereotypical gender roles, and a mass culture that promotes the wonders of drinking and you have a recipe for oppression. Lori Rotskoff's book, “Love on the Rocks: Men, Women, and Alcohol in Post-World War II America,” provides in-depth analysis of the both the phenomena of alcohol and gender roles as they interact at the bottom of a martini glass.

  72. The Greatest Story Ever Sold: The Decline and Fall of Truth from 9/11 to Katrina, by Frank Rich, 9/29/06 [read full review] Frank Rich, cultural historian extraordinaire and New York Times columnist, picks at the bones of the Bush administration’s self-created reality in his new book, “The Greatest Story Ever Sold.” Rich is one of the best thermometers of the U.S. mood and he’s gathered most all the shocking highlights of the last five years for mass consumption. Whether writing about the subservient press or a cynically dishonest White House he keeps focused on his topic — how truth has been jettisoned in favor of convenience.

  73. My Kitchen Wars: A Memoir, by Betty Fussell, 10/23/06
  74. How I Became Hettie Jones, by Hettie Jones, 11/13/06
  75. Target Iran: The Truth About the White House's Plans for Regime Change, by Scott Ritter, 11/19/06 [read full review] Former United Nations (UN) weapons inspector Scott Ritter has written a book that proposes to educate the general public on the intricacies of the controversy. “Target Iran: The Truth About the White House’s Plans for Regime Change” is a detailed recounting of the history of both the Iranian nuclear energy program and its interaction with the IAEA, the UN’s agency in charge of monitoring and inspecting both civilian and military nuclear programs for countries party to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty or NPT. Ritter’s theory, that the U.S. goal of overthrowing the Iranian leadership has exacerbated hostilities in the Middle East and has the potential, if carried through to a military confrontation, of creating a global conflict and economic collapse, is compelling.
  76. Green Thoughts, by Eleanor Perenyi, 12/7/06
  77. Zami A New Spelling of My Name, A Biomythography by Audre Lorde, 12/17/06
  78. Recollections of the Private Life of Napoleon, Vol 1, by Constant: Premier Valet de Chambre, 12/28/06
  79. Napoleon Banished: The Journeys to Elba and to St. Helena Recorded in the Letters and Journal of two British Naval Officers, Captain Thomas Ussher and Lieutenant Nelson Mills, 12/28/06
  80. The First Human: The Race to Discover Our Earliest Ancestors, by Ann Gibbons, 12/30/06
  81. The Iraq Study Group Report: The Way Forward -- A New Approach, 12/31/06
  82. The Door of No Return: The History of Cape Coast Castle and the Atlantic Slave Trade, by William St. Clair, 1/7/07 [read full review]
  83. Untitled Memoir, by Emily Mikulewicz, 1/14/07, Mansuscript
  84. The Year of Magical Thinking, by Joan Didion, 1/16/07 [mentioned in blog]
  85. Get the Sugar Out: 501 Simple Ways to Cut the Sugar Out of Any Diet, by Ann Louise Gittleman, M.S., C.N.S., 2/5/07 [mentioned in blog]
  86. The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11, by Lawrence Wright, 2/8/07 [mentioned in blog]
  87. North Star Country: Upstate New York and the Crusade for African American Freedom, by Milton C. Sernett, 2/11/07 [mentioned in blog]
  88. The Mother Knot: A Memoir, by Kathryn Harrison, 2/23/07 [mentioned in blog]
  89. The Memoir and the Memoirist: Reading and Writing Personal Narrative, by Thomas Larson, 3/9/07 [read full review]
  90. Underground Railroad in New York and New Jersey, by William J. Switala, 3/18/07 [mentioned in blog]
  91. Blue Jay's Dance: A Birth Year, by Louise Erdrich, 3/23/07
  92. Teaming with Microbes: A Gardener's Guide to the Soil Food Web, by Jeff Lowenfels and Wayne Lewis, 4/1/07 [mentioned in blog]
  93. Life is Ridiculous, by Valerie Fausone, 4/7/07 [mentioned in blog]
  94. The White Pacific: U.S. Imperialism and Black Slavery in the South Seas after the Civil War, by Gerald Horne, 4/8/07, [read full review]
  95. An Unconventional Family, by Sandra Lipsitz Bem, 4/15/07
  96. My Name is Bill: Bill Wilson -- His Life and the Creation of Alcoholics Anonymous, by Susan Cheever, 4/22/07 [mentioned in blog]
  97. In the Shadow of the Civil War: Passmore Williamson and the Rescue of Jane Johnson, by Nat Brandt with Yanna Kroyt Brant, 4/29/07 [read full review]
  98. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, by Alison Bechdel, 5/15/07 [mentioned in blog]
  99. Autobiography of a Face, by Lucy Grealy, 5/20/07 [mentioned in blog]
  100. Truth & Beauty: A Friendship, by Ann Patchett, 6/3/07 [mentioned in blog]
  101. Fall Scaping: Extending Your Garden Season Into Autumn, by Nancy J. Ondra and Stephanie Cohen, photos by Rob Cardillo, 6/8/07 [read full review]
  102. Beyond the Suffering: Embracing the Legacy of African American Soul Care and Spiritual Direction, by Dr. Robert W. Kellemen and Karole A. Edwards, 6/17/07 [read full review]
  103. Fat Girl, by Judith Moore, 7/25/07 [mentioned in blog]
  104. The Next Justice: Repairing the Supreme Court Appointment Process, by Christopher L. Eisgruber, 8/6/07, [read full review]
  105. The Judge: William P. Clark Ronald Reagan's Top Hand, by Paul Kengor & Patricia Clark Doerner, 8/12/07, [read full review]
  106. god is not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything, by Christopher Hitchens, 9/9/07 [mentioned in blog]
  107. Sickened: The True Story of a Lost Childhood, by Julie Gregory, 9/12/07 [mentioned in blog]
  108. Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change From Hawaii to Iraq, by Stephen Kinzer, 9/22/07, [mentioned in blog]
  109. The Year 1000: What Life was Like at the Turn of the First Millennium, An Englishman's World, by Robert Lacey & Danny Danziger, 10/5/07, [mentioned in blog]
  110. Untitled Manuscript, by Albert Ramos, 10/8/07
  111. The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, by Michael Pollan, 10/15/07 [mentioned in blog]
  112. They Come Back Singing: Finding God with the Refugees, by Gary Smith, SJ, 10/19/07, [read full review]
  113. Appetites: Why Women Want, by Caroline Knapp, 10/24/07, [mentioned in blog]
  114. The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War, by David Halberstam, 11/18/07 [mentioned in blog]
  115. The Great Negro Plot: A Tale of Conspiracy and Murder in Eighteenth-Century New York, by Mat Jonson, 11/24/07 [mentioned in blog]
  116. The World Without Us, by Alan Weisman, 12/9/07 [mentioned in blog]
  117. Endangered Pleasures, by Barbara Holland, 12/12/07
  118. A Life in Smoke: A Memoir, by Julia Hansen, 12/16/07
  119. Flashbacks of Abuse: How a Machine Gun Toting Sociopath Freed Me from the Chains of my Childhood, by Mark Douglass, 12/21/07 [mentioned in blog]
  120. In the Wake of the Plague: The Black Death & The World it Made, by Norman F. Cantor, 12/27/07
  121. Swimming Up the Tigris: Real Life Encounters with Iraq, by Barbara Nimri Aziz, 12/31/07 [mentioned in blog]
  122. Black Mass: Apocalyptic Religion and the Death of Utopia, by John Gray, 1/7/08
  123. Fireweed: A Political Autobiography, by Gerda Lerner, 1/21/08 [mentioned in blog]
  124. In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto, by Michael Pollan, 2/1/08 [mentioned in blog]
  125. The Paradox of Tar Heel Politics: The Personalities, Elections, and Events that Shaped Modern North Carolina, by Rob Christensen, 2/10/08, [read full review]
  126. After Tamerlane: The Global History of Empire Since 1405, by John Darwin, 2/17/08, [mentioned in blog]
  127. Red Dirt: Growing Up Okie, by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, 2/20/08, [mentioned in blog]
  128. State of War: The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administration, by James Risen, 2/26/08, [mentioned in blog]
  129. Mirage: Napoleon's Scientists and the Unveiling of Egypt, by Nina Burleigh, 3/4/08, [mentioned in blog]
  130. Freedom's Unsteady March: America's Role in Building Arab Democracy, by Tamara Cofman Wittes, 3/15/08, [read full review]
  131. Where Have All the Soldiers Gone?: The Transformation of Modern Europe, by James J. Sheehan, 3/23/08, [mentioned in blog]
  132. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies, by Jared Diamond, 3/31/08, [mentioned in blog]
  133. A Nuclear Family Vacation: Travels in the World of Atomic Weaponry, by Nathan Hodge & Sharon Weinberger, 4/20/08, [read full review]
  134. Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure, 4/24/08 [mentioned in blog]
  135. In Spite of the Gods: The Rise of Modern India, by Edward Luce, 5/3/08, [mentioned in blog]
  136. Kluge: The Haphazard Construction of the Human Mind, by Gary Marcus, 5/10/08, [mentioned in blog]
  137. Them: A Memoir of Parents, by Francine du Plessix Gray, 6/5/08
  138. It's a Long Road to a Tomato: Tales of an Organic Farmer Who Quit the Big City for the (Not So) Simple Life, by Keith Stewart, 6/9/08, [mentioned in blog]
  139. Fountain of Marvelous, by Valerie Fausone, 6/13/08, [mentioned in blog]
  140. Once a Marine: An Iraq Tank Commander's Inspirational Memoir of Combat, Courage, and Recovery, by Nick Popaditch with Mike Steere, 7/2/08
  141. The Annotated Turing: A Guided Tour through Alan Turing's Historic Paper on Computability and the Turing Machine, by Charles Petzold, 7/10/08, [mentioned in blog]
  142. The Boys of My Youth, by Jo Ann Beard, 7/16/08
  143. The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, by Naomi Klein, 7/26/08
  144. How to Fish, by Chris Yates, 7/29/08
  145. Wounded Warriors: Those for Whom the War Never Ends, Mike Sager, 8/18/08, [read full review]
  146. Mexican Enough: My Live Between the Borderlines, by Stephanie Elizondo Griest, 8/31/08, [mentioned in blog]
  147. The Way of The World: A Story of Truth and Hope in an Age of Extremism, by Ron Suskind, 10/02/08, [mentioned in blog]
  148. Perilous Power: The Middle East and U.S. Foreign Policy, by Noam Chomsky and Gilbert Achcar, 10/11/08, [read full review]
  149. The Liars' Club: A Memoir, by Mary Karr, 10/22/08
  150. Higher Realism: A New Foreign Policy for the United States, by Seyom Brown, 10/27/08, [read full review]
  151. The Art of Time in Memoir: Then, Again, by Sven Birkerts, 11/2/08
  152. Sherlock Holmes Was Wrong: Reopening the Case of The Hound of the Baskervilles, by Pierre Bayard, 11/05/08, [mentioned in blog]
  153. Church of Lies, by Flora Jessop and Paul T. Brown, 11/12/08
  154. Lost in the Sacred: Why the Muslim World Stood Still, by Dan Diner, 11/20/08, [read full review]
  155. She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders, by Jennifer Finney Boylan, 12/1/08
  156. The Lonely Soldier: The Private War of Women Serving in Iraq, by Helen Benedict, 12/9/08, [read full review]
  157. Seven Deadly Sins: A Very Partial List, by Avid Kleinberg, 12/28/08
  158. Naked in the Promised Land: A Memoir, by Lillian Faderman, 12/30/08, [mentioned in blog]
  159. The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World, by Niall Ferguson. 1/1/09, [mentioned in blog]
  160. Mindful Eating: A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food, by Jan Chozen Bays, MD, 1/3/09
  161. Bread Body Spirit: Finding the Sacred in Food, Edited by Alice Peck, 1/11/09, [read full review]
  162. Foods Jesus Ate and How to Grow Them, by Allan A. Swenson, 1/23/09, [read full review]
  163. Unholy Business: A True Tale of Faith, Greed & Forgery in the Holy Land, by Nina Burleigh, 1/25/09, [mentioned in blog]
  164. House of Happy Endings: A Memoir, by Leslie Garis, 2/5/09, [mentioned in blog]
  165. I Never Thought Addiction Could Happen to Me, by Loree Taylor Jordan, 2/6/09, [mentioned in blog]
  166. Patty's Got a Gun: Patricia Hearst in 1970s America, by William Graebner, 2/6/09, [mentioned in blog]
  167. The Kiss: A Memoir, by Kathryn Harrison, 2/7/09, [mentioned in blog]
  168. Dread: How Fear and Fantasy have Fueled Epidemics from the Black Death to the Avian Flu, by Philip Alcabes, 2/21/09, [read full review]
  169. A Girl Named Zippy: Growing Up Small in Mooreland, Indiana, by Haven Kimmel, 3/1/09, [mentioned in blog]
  170. An American Trilogy: Death, Slavery, and Dominion on the Banks of the Cape Fear River, by Steven M. Wisw, 3/9/09, [read full review]
  171. Love Junkie: A Memoir of Love and Sex Addiction, by Rachel Resnick, 3/12/09, [mentioned in blog]
  172. Wishful Drinking, by Carrie Fisher, 3/21/09, [mentioned in blog]
  173. This Boy's Life, by Tobais Wolff, 3/28/09, [mentioned in blog]
  174. Normal Eating for Normal Weight: The Path to Freedom from Weight Obsession and Food Cravings, by Sheryl Canter, M.A., 3/29/09, [mentioned in blog]
  175. Five-Finger Discount: A Crooked Family History, by Helene Stapinski, 4/11/09, [mentioned in blog]
  176. Brother I'm Dying, by Edwidge Danticat, 5/3/09, [mentioned in blog]
  177. Apples and Oranges: My Brother and Me, Lost and Found, by Marie Brenner, 6/7/09
  178. Fierce Attachments: A Memoir, by Vivian Gornick, 6/12/09
  179. The Solitude of Self: Thinking About Elizabeth Cady Stanton, by Vivian Gornick, 6/15/09
  180. Women In Utopia: The Ideology of Gender in the American Owenite Communities, by Carol A. Kolmerten, 6/21/09, [mentioned in blog]
  181. The Situation and the Story: The Art of Personal Narrative, by Vivian Gornick, 6/30/09
  182. Born in the Wrong Country, by Milton Lee Norris, 7/3/09
  183. Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human, by Richard Wrangham, 7/26/09, [mentioned in blog]
  184. My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands, by Chelsea Handler, 8/12/09
  185. Man Versus Nature: The Field & Stream Guide to How to Stay Alive in the Outdoors, by Howard Earl & Frederic T. Jung, 8/14/09
  186. The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite by David Kessler, 9/11/09
  187. Loose Girl: A Memoir of Promiscuity, by Kerry Cohen, 10/1/09
  188. Welfare Brat: A Memoir, by Mary Childers, 10/15/09
  189. Unafraid of the Dark: A Memoir, by Rosemary L. Bray, 11/17/09
  190. Descent into Chaos: The U.S. and the Disaster in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia, by Ahmed Rashid, 11/21/09
  191. Landscape for a Good Woman: A Story of Two Lives, by Carolyn Kay Steedman, 12/16/09
  192. Open: An Autobiography, by Andre Agassi, 12/30/09
  193. New York City in 3D: A Look Back in Time, 1/2/2010
  194. Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City, Greg Grandin, 1/16/2010
  195. When I was Puerto Rican, by Esmeralda Santiago, 1/18/2010
  196. Memior: A History, by Ben Yagoda, 1/24/2010
  197. Messages of Life from Death Row, by Pierre Pradervand, 1/31/2010
  198. Speak, Memory, by Vladimir Nabokov, 2/19/2010
  199. In the Wilderness: Coming of Age in Unknown Country, by Kim Barnes, 2/22/2010
  200. I'm Perfect, You're Doomed: Tales from a Jehovah's Witness Upbringing, by Kyria Abrahams, 3/12/2010, [mentioned in blog]
  201. Hollowing Out the Middle: The Rural Brain Drain and What It Means for America, by Patrick J. Carr and Maria J. Kefalas, 3/24/2010
  202. Reality Hunger: A Manifesto, by David Shields, 4/6/2010
  203. The Road from Coorain, by Jill Ker Conway, 5/4/2010
  204. 1959: The Year Everything Changed, by Fred Kaplan, 5/20/2010
  205. The Black Girl Next Door: A Memoir, by Jennifer Baszile, 5/30/2010
  206. When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present, by Gail Collins, 6/4/2010
  207. Hidden in the Shadow of Truth: Why Our Black Boys Choose Criminality, Prison, and Enslavement, by Reginald E. Hicks, 6/28/2010
  208. Downtown, by Michael Musto, 6/28/2010
  209. Godess of the Market : Ayn Rand and the American Right, by Jennifer Burns, 7/8/2010
  210. Scent of the Missing: Love and Partnership with a Search-and-Rescue Dog, by Susannah Charleson, 7/11/2010
  211. The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon, by David Grann, 7/27/2010
  212. Fifth Avenue, 5 AM: Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and the Dawn of the Modern Woman, by Sam Wasson, 9/5/2010
  213. The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century, by George Friedman, 9/8/2010
  214. Unreliable Truth: On Memoir and Memory, by Maureen Murdock, 9/15/2010
  215. Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition, by Daniel Okrent, 10/12/2010
  216. Booky Wook 2: This Time it's Personal, by Russell Brand, 10/16/2010 [kindle app]
  217. American Chica: Two Worlds, One Childhood, by Maria Arana, 10/20/2010
  218. The Lampshade: A Holocaust Detective Story from Buchenwald to New Orleans, by Mark Jacobson, 10/26/2010
  219. Mirgations of the Heart: A Personal Odyssey, by Marita Golden, 11/9/2010
  220. The Feminine Mystique, by Betty Friedan, 11/24/2010
  221. The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration, by Isabel Wilkerson, 11/25/2010
  222. A Ticket to the Circus: A Memoir, by Norris Church Mailer, 11/29/10 [kindle app]
  223. Writers: Photographs by Nancy Crampton, 11/30/10
  224. Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting, by Syd Field, 12/7/10
  225. Without a Map: A Memoir, by Meredith Hall, 12/14/10
  226. Just Kids, by Patti Smith, 12/19/10
  227. Griftopia: Bubble Machines, Vampire Squids, and the Long Con That Is Breaking America, by Matt Taibbi, 12/27/10 [Nook]
  228. The Girl I Left Behind: A Narrative History of the Sixties, by Judith Nies, 1/10/2011
  229. Cleopatra: A Life, by Stacy Schiff, 1/21/2011
  230. From Monks to Mountain Gorillas: A Family's Inner and Outer Adventure, by Ed Kaufman, 1/23/2011
  231. Bone Black: Memories of Girlhood, by bell hooks, 2/6/2011
  232. The Anatomy of Story: 22 Steps to Becoming a Master Storyteller, by John Truby, 2/10/2011
  233. Remembered Rapture: the writer at work, by bell hooks, 2/12/2011
  234. A Strange Stirring: The Feminine Mystique and American Women at the Dawn of the 1960s, by Stephanie Coontz, 2/17/2011 [Nook]
  235. Selling Your Story in 60 Seconds: The Guaranteed Way to get your Screenplay or Novel Read, by Michael Hauge, 2/18/2011
  236. Writing the Comedy Film: Make 'Em Laugh, by Stuart Voytilla and Scott Petri, 2/24/2011
  237. The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers, by Christopher Vogler, 3/4/2011
  238. Test Ride on the Sunnyland Bus: A Daughter's Civil Rights Journey, by Ana Maria Spagna, 3/7/2011 [Nook]
  239. Cinematic Storytelling: The 100 Most Powerful Film Conventions Every Filmaker Must Know, by Jennifer Van Sijll, 3/13/2011
  240. WOW!: A South Bronx "Memoirito" of boyhood and Catholic school, by David Perez, 3/17/2011
  241. HOT: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth, by Mark Hertsgaard, 3/21/2011 [Nook]
  242. The Complete Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi, 4/3/2011
  243. Another Bullshit Night in Suck City: A Memoir, Nick Flynn, 4/25/2011
  244. Where Did you Sleep Last Night? A Personal History, by Danzy Senna 5/1/2011
  245. Somewhere Towards the End: A Memoir, by Diana Athill, 6/9/2011
  246. The Silent Passage: Menopause, by Gail Sheehy, 6/30/2011
  247. Lies My Mother Never Told Me: A Memoir, by Kaylie Jones, 7/5/2011
  248. The Plague Years: A Chronicle of AIDS, The Epidemic of Our Times, by David Black, 7/8/2011
  249. Infamous Players: A Tale of Movies, the Mob (and Sex), by Peter Bart, 9/23/2011
  250. Welcome to Shirley: A Memoir from an Atomic Town, by Kelly McMasters, 10/8/2011
  251. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot, 10/9/2011
  252. The Armies of the Night, by Norman Mailer, 11/11/2011
  253. When Skateboards Will be Free, by Saïd Sayrafiezadeh, 1/9/2012
  254. Shockaholic, by Carrie Fisher, 1/14/2012
  255. The Vintage Mencken gathered by Alistair Cooke, 1/14/2012
  256. In Defense of Women, by H.L. Mencken, 2/5/2012
  257. Murder at the Met, by David Black, 2/7/2012
  258. The Bishop's Daughter, by Honor Moore, 2/16/2012
  259. Concrete: A Seven-Thousand-Year History, by Reese Palley, 3/4/2012
  260. The Hero with a Thousand Faces, by Joseph Campbell, 3/11/2012
  261. Coming of Age in Mississippi, by Anne Moody, 3/21/2012 [Nook]
  262. Talking to the Dead: Kate and Maggie Fox and the Rise of Spiritualism, by Barbara Weisberg, 3/24/2012
  263. The Medusa Reader, edited by Marjorie Garber & Nancy J. Vickers, 4/4/2012
  264. The Medusa Effect: Representation and Epistemology in Victorian Aesthetics, by Thomas Albrecht, 4/9/2012
  265. Outlaw Woman: A Memoir of the War Years 1960-1975, by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, 4/18/2012
  266. Among the White Moon Faces: An Asian-American Memoir of Homelands, by Shirley Geok-Lin Lim, 5/14/2012
  267. Climbing the Mango Trees: A Memoir of a Childhood in India, by Madhur Jaffrey, 6/12/2012 * * *
  268. Abolition's Axe: Beriah Green, Oneida Institute, and the Black Freedom Struggle, by Dr. Milton C. Sernett, 7/7/2012 * * * *
  269. Come to Peterboro: Commemorating the 175th Anniversary of the Founding of the New York State Anti-Slavery Society, October 21-22, 1835, by Dr. Milton C. Sernett, 7/8/2012 * * * * *
  270. Gentlemen of Property and Standing: Anti-Abolition Mobs in Jacksonian America, by Leonard L. Richards, 7/15/2012 * * * * *
  271. David Ruggles: A Radical Black Abolitionist and the Underground Railroad in New York City, by Graham Russell Gao Hodges, 7/23/2012 * * * * *
  272. Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power, by Rachel Maddow, 9/13/2012 * * * *
  273. Pakistan on the Brink: The Future of America, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, by Ahmed Rasid, 9/23/2012
  274. The Enemies of the Constitution Discovered or an Inquiry into the Origin and Tendency of Popular Violence. Containing a Complete and Circumstantial Account of the Unlawful Proceedings at the City of Utica, October 21st, 1835; The Dispersion of the State Anti-Slavery Convention by the Agitators, The Destruction of a Democratic Press and of the Causes Which Led Thereto. Together With a Concise Treatise on the Practice of the Court of his Honor Judge Lynch, by Defensor (William Thomas), 10/9/2012 [Google Books]
  275. The Proceedings of the New York Anti-Slavery Convention, held at Utica, October 21, and New York Anti-Slavery State Society, held at Peterboro, October 22, 1835, 10/12/2012
  276. Beautiful Wreck: Sex, Lies & Suicide, by Stephanie Schroeder, 11/7/2012 * * *
  277. How to Think Like a Neandertal, by Thomas Wynn and Frederick L. Coolidge, 11/30/2012 * * * *
  278. London Underground: The Secret History Beneath the Streets, by Peter Ackroyd, 12/7/2012 * * * *
  279. The Turkish Lover: A Memoir, by Esmeralda Santiago, 12/16/2012 * * * * *
  280. The Florist's Daughter: A Memoir, by Patricia Hampl, 1/15/2013 * * * *
  281. Mean Little Deaf Queer: A Memoir, by Terry Galloway, 3/12/2013 * * * *
  282. That Mean Old Yesterday, by Stacy Patton, 4/9/2013 * * * *
  283. Are You My Mother, by Alison Bechdel 5/15/2013 * * * *
  284. Mug Shots: A Police Artist's Guide to Remembering Faces, by Douglas P. Hinkle 5/31/2013 * * *
  285. The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self, by Alice Miller 6/3/2013 * * * * *
  286. Let's Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship, by Gail Caldwell 6/7/2013 * * * * *
  287. The Colossus of New York, by Colson Whitehead 6/22/2013 * * * *
  288. The Eight Great Characters of Comedy: A Guide to Sitcom Acting and Writing, by Scott Sedita 6/23/2013 * * * *
  289. Writing the Pilot, by William Rabkin 7/13/2013 * * * *
  290. Recollections of My Life as a Woman: The New York Years, Diane di Prima, 9/17/2013 * * *
  291. Shackled and Chained: Mass Incarceration in Capitalist America, Eugene Puryear, 9/22/2013 * * *
  292. Farewell to Manzanar, by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston, 10/12/2013 * * * *
  293. Citizen 13660, by Miné Okubo, 10/15/2013 * * * *
  294. Duke of Deception: Memories of My Father, by Geoffrey Wolff, 11/23/2013 * * * * *
  295. Lies About My Family, by Amy Hoffman, 1/8/2014 * * *
  296. Darkroom: a memoir in black & white, by Lila Quintero Weaver, 2/5/2014 * * * *
  297. The New Jim Crow, by Michelle Alexander, 2/25/2014 * * * * *
  298. My Beloved World, Sonia Sotomayer 4/9/2014, * * *
  299. Why be Happy When You Could Be Normal?, by Jeanette Winterson, 5/8/2014 * * * *
  300. Carsick, by John Waters, 6/11/2014
  301. The Long Walk to Freedom, Runaway Slave Narratives, Edited by Devon W. Carbad and Donald Weise, 6/20/2014
  302. Religion and the Antebellum Debate over Slavery, Edited by John R. McKivigan & Mitchell Snay, 6/25/2014
  303. Snow-Storm in August: Washington City, Francis Scott Key, and the Forgotten Race Riot of 1835, by Jefferson Morely, 7/3/2014
  304. A History of Negro Slavery in New York, by Edgar J. McManus, 7/26/2014
  305. Refugees From Slavery: Autobiographies of Fugitive Slaves in Canada, Edited by Benjamin Drew, 8/1/2014
  306. The Bible Against Slavery with replies to the "Bible View of Slavery," by Dtephen M. Vail, D.D., 8/1/2014
  307. The Towpath, by Arch Merrill, 8/6/2014
  308. Fairyland: A Memoir of my Father, by Alysia Abbott, 9/15/2014 * * * *
  309. Domestic Manners of the Americans, by Frances Trollope, 9/29/2014
  310. The Good Doctor: A Father, a Son, and the Evolution of Medical Ethics, Barron H. Lerner, 10/28/2014 * * *
  311. New York Burning: Liberty, Slavery, and Conspiracy in Eighteenth-Century Manhattan, by Jill Lepore, 11/12/2014 * * * *
  312. Breathless: An American Girl in Paris, by Nancy K. Miller, 11/29/2014 * * *
  313. Ar'n't I a Woman? Female Slaves in the Plantation South, by Deborah Gray White, 12/5/2014 * * * * *
  314. The Search for the Underground Railroad in Upstate New York, by Tom Calarco, 12/5/2014 * * * *
  315. Resistance at Christiana: The Fugitive Slave Rebellion, Christiana, Pennsylvania, Septermber 11, 1851: A Documentary Account, by Jonathan Katz, 1/1/2015 * * * * *
  316. Little Failure: A Memoir, by Gary Shteyngart, 1/6/2015 * * * * *
  317. The Arrogant Years: One Girl's search for Her Lost Youth, from Cairo to Brooklyn, by Lucette Lagnado, 2/10/2015 * * * *
  318. Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad, by Eric Foner, 2/12/2015 * * * * *
  319. Women's Slave Naratives, by Annie L. Burton and Others, 2/15/2015
  320. Wrapped in the Flag: A Personal History of America's Radical Right, by Claire Conner, 3/11/2015 * * *
  321. Root and Branch: African Americans in New York and New Jersey, 1613-1863, Graham Russell Gao Hodges, 3/22/2015 * * * *
  322. Men we Reaped: A Memoir, Jesmyn Ward, 4/12/2015 * * * * *
  323. Dreams of Trespass: Tales of a Harem Girlhood, Fatima Mernissi, 6/10/2015 * * * *
  324. Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates, 8/14/2015 * * * * *
  325. The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League, by Jeff Hobbs, 11/17/2015 * * * * *
  326. Hold Still, by Sally Mann, 1/6/2016 * * * * *
  327. My Life on the Road, by Gloria Steinem, 4/6/2016 * * * *
  328. The Year my Mother Came Back, by Alice Eve Cohen, 5/7/2016 * * * *
  329. Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Talking: A Young Black Man's Education, by Mychal Denzel Smith, 8/13/2016 * * * * *
  330. Things Worth Knowing About Oneida County (published 1909), by W. W. Canfield & J. E. Clark, 8/21/2016
  331. Negroland: A Memoir, by Margo Jefferson, 9/18/2016 * * * * *
  332. The End of White World Supremacy: Four Speeches by Malcolm X, 10/2/2016 * * * *
  333. The Racial Contract, by Charles W. Mills, 12/23/2016 * * * * *
  334. Wild Cowboys: Urban Marauders & the Forces of Order, by Robert Jackall, 12/27/2016 * * *
  335. Born Bright: A Young Girl's Journey from Nothing to Something in America, Dr. C. Nicole Mason, 1/7/2017 * * * * *
  336. The Skin Between Us: A Memoir of Race, Beauty and Belonging, by Kym Ragusa, 2/15/2017 * * * *
  337. The Testimony of God Against Slavery: a collection of passages from the Bible: which show the sin of holding and treating the human species as property, 1835, by La Roy Sunderland, 2/16/2017 * * * *
  338. Talking Back, Talking Black: Truths About America’s Lingua Franca, by John McWhorter, 3/14/2017 * * * * *
  339. Strangers in Their Own Land, Arlie Russell Hochschild, 4/5/2017 * * * * *
  340. On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century, by Timothy Snyder, 4/27/2017 * * * * *
  341. America's First Great Depression: Economic Crisis and Political Disorder After the Panic of 1837, by Alasdair Roberts, 7/11/2017 * * * *
  342. The New York Abolitionists: A Case Study of Political Radicalism, by Gerald Sorin, 7/16/2017
  343. Freedom at Risk: The Kidnapping of Free Blacks in America 1780-1865, by Carol Wilson, 7/18/2017
  344. The Gospel Ministry: The Oneida Institute and the Rise of Abolitionism in the United States, (unpublished thesis) by Joseph J. Britt, Jr.

 

 

Fiction & Literature

  1. White Noise, by Don DeLillo, 08/01
  2. Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels & Stories Vol I, by Arthur Conan Doyle, 08/01
  3. The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver, 08/01
  4. Out on the Cutting Edge, by Lawrence Block, 08/01
  5. Time to Murder and Create, by Lawrence Block, 08/01
  6. David Boring, by Daniel Clowes, 10/01
  7. David Copperfield, by Charles Dickens, 10/01
  8. The Fig Eater, by Jody Shields, 11/21/01
  9. The God of Small Things, by Arundhati Roy, 12/8/01
  10. The Corrections, by Jonathan Franzen, 1/1/02
  11. The Archivist, by Martha Cooley, 1/19/02
  12. A Darker Place, by Laurie R King, 2/9/02
  13. Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels & Stories Vol II, by Arthur Conan Doyle, 3/6/02
  14. Pandora, by Anne Rice, 3/18/02
  15. Quite Ugly One Morning, by Christopher Brookmyre, 4/13/02
  16. Night Work, by Laurie R King, 4/28/02
  17. When the Sacred Gin Mill Closes, by Lawrence Block, 5/1/02
  18. Stalingrad, by Theodor Plievier, 5/12/02
  19. Justice Hall, by Laurie R King, 5/21/02
  20. The Wind Done Gone, by Alice Randall, 5/27/02
  21. The First Eagle, by Tony Hillerman, 7/3/02
  22. The Burglar Who Thought he was Bogart, by Lawrence Block, 7/5/02
  23. Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague, by Geraldine Brooks, 7/7/02
  24. Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen, 8/4/02
  25. The Transformations of Lucius: Otherwise Known as The Golden Ass, by Apuleius, translated from Latin by Robert Graves, 8/5/02
  26. Skinwalkers, by Tony Hillerman, 8/7/02
  27. A Breach of Promise, by Anne Perry, 8/15/02
  28. Dance Hall of the Dead, by Tony Hillerman, 8/23/02
  29. Vittorio, The Vampire, by Anne Rice, 8/25/02
  30. Everybody Dies, by Lawrence Block, 8/28/02
  31. A Long Line of Dead Men, by Lawrence Block, 9/1/02
  32. Moby Dick or, The Wale, by Herman Melville, 10/3/02
  33. Paradise Alley, by Kevin Baker, 10/18/02 [referenced in review]
  34. Death of a Stranger, by Anne Perry, 10/27/02
  35. Dreamland, by Kevin Baker, 11/2/02
  36. The Big Sleep, by Raymond Chandler, 11/11/02
  37. The Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison, 12/9/02
  38. Odyssey, by Homer, 01/01/03
  39. The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency, by Alexander McCall Smith, 1/06/03
  40. War and Peace, by Leo Tolstoy, 4/5/03
  41. Confessions of a Pagan Nun, by Kate Horsley, 4/14,03
  42. No Great Mischief, by Alistair Macleod, 5/2/03
  43. Hope to Die, by Lawrence Block, 5/25/03
  44. The Marx Sisters, by Barry Maitland, 6/14/03
  45. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, by Mark Haddon, 6/22/03
  46. The Portable Dorothy Parker, 7/11/03
  47. The Catcher in the Rye, by J. D. Salinger, 7/12/03
  48. The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair, 7/13/03
  49. The Coffee Trader, by David Liss, 08/03
  50. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, by J.K. Rowling, 08/03
  51. The Chinese Orange Mystery, by Ellery Queen, 08/03
  52. Murder on the Orient Express, by Agatha Christie, 08/03
  53. The Great Stone Face and other Tales of the White Mountains, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, 08/03
  54. The Laughing Policeman, by Maj Sjöwall & Per Wahlöö, 08/03
  55. The House of the Seven Gables, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, 9/3/03
  56. Lullaby, by Chuck Palahniuk, 9/7/03
  57. Portnoy’s Complaint, by Philip Roth, 10/12/03
  58. The History of Mr. Polly, by H.G. Wells, 11/22/03
  59. Pompeii, by Robert Harris, 1/2/04
  60. The Game, by Laurie R. King, 4/1/04
  61. A Stab in the Dark, by Lawrence Block, 5/3/04
  62. The Stepford Wives, by Ira Levin, 6/13/04
  63. The Tunnel of Love, by Peter De Vries, 6/28/04
  64. The Lovely Bones, by Alice Sebold, 6/30/04
  65. Sacred Clowns, by Tony Hillerman, 7/12/04
  66. Skinny Dip, by Carl Hiaasen, 7/22/04
  67. Goodnight, Irene, by Jan Burke, 7/28/04
  68. Choke, by Chuck Palahniuk 9/7/04
  69. Pigs in Heaven, by Barbara Kingsolver, 10/14/04
  70. No Graves as Yet, by Anne Perry, 10/30/04
  71. Rosanna, by Maj Sjöwall & Per Wahlöö, 10/31/04
  72. Drag King Dreams, by Leslie Feinberg, 12/14/04
  73. A Spectacle of Corruption, by David Liss, 1/1/05
  74. Coyote Waits, by Tony Hillerman, 1/6/05
  75. Double Whammy, by Carl Hiaasen, 1/12/05
  76. Bastard Out of Carolina, by Dorothy Allison, 1/24/05
  77. You Shall Know Our Velocity!, by Dave Eggers, 2/11/05
  78. Is Sex Necessary? Or Why You Feel the Way You Do, by James Thurber & E.B.White, 3/20/05
  79. The Secret Life of Bees, by Sue Monk Kidd, 4/23/05
  80. The Italian Secretary, by Caleb Carr, 6/20/05
  81. Property, by Valerie Martin, 7/8/05
  82. The Man on the Balcony, by Maj Sjöwall & Per Wahlöö, 7/13/05
  83. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, by J.K. Rowling, 7/28/05
  84. Lives of the Circus Animals, by Christopher Bram, 8/22/05
  85. Naked Pictures of Famous People, by Jon Stewart, 8/26/05
  86. The Jane Austen Book Club, by Karen Joy Fowler, 9/13/05
  87. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, Jonathan Safran Foer, 9/21/05
  88. Locked Rooms, Laurie R. King, 10/1/05
  89. Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, by J.M. Barrie, 10/12/05
  90. Northanger Abby, by Jane Austen, 10/31/05
  91. The Mysteries of Udolpho, by Ann Radcliffe, 11/16/05
  92. The Coma, by Alex Garland, 12/16/05
  93. Wickett's Remedy, by Myla Goldberg, 12/18/05
  94. The Well of Loneliness, by Radclyffe Hall, 12/22/05
  95. Candide or Optimism, by Voltaire, translated by Theo Cuffe, 12/27/05
  96. Looking Backward, 2000-1887, by Edward Bellamy, 2/6/06
  97. Pride of Carthage, by David Anthony Durham, 3/1/06
  98. Mansfield Park, by Jane Austen, 3/15/06 [mentioned in blog]
  99. Hunting Badger, by Tony Hillerman, 4/1/06
  100. The Da Vinci Code, by Dan Brown, 5/21/06
  101. Folly, by Laurie R. King, 6/14/06
  102. Beloved, by Toni Morrison, 6/21/06
  103. The Mysterious Stranger and Other Stories, by Mark Twain, 7/12/06
  104. Persuasion, by Jane Austen, 7/23/06
  105. The Man Who Went Up In Smoke, by Maj Sjöwall & Per Wahlöö, 7/29/06
  106. In Country, by Bobbie Ann Mason, 8/9/06
  107. Song of Solomon, by Toni Morrison, 8/27/06
  108. The Intuitionist, by Colson Whitehead, 11/3/06
  109. Ashes to Ashes, by Tami Hoag, 11/29/06
  110. Old Herbaceous: A Novel of the Garden, by Reginald Arkell, 12/2/06
  111. The Burglar Who Traded Ted Williams, by Lawrence Block, 12/11/06
  112. Odd Girl Out, by Ann Brannon, 12/21/06
  113. Apex Hides the Hurt, by Colson Whitehead, 1/21/07, [mentioned in blog]
  114. Tell Me Another Morning, by Zdena Berger, 1/26/07 [read full review]
  115. Hit Man, by Lawrence Block, 2/14/07 [mentioned in blog]
  116. Not Just a Personal Ad, by Vittoria Repetto, 3/17/07 [mentioned in blog]
  117. Absurdistan, by Gary Shteyngart, 6/28/07 [mentioned in blog]
  118. Heyday, Kurt Anderson, 7/20/2007 [mentioned in blog]
  119. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, by J.K. Rowling, 7/28/07
  120. Boomsday, by Christopher Buckley, 8/24/2007 [mentioned in blog]
  121. The Almost Moon, by Alice Sebold, 11/3/07 [mentioned in blog]
  122. Adam and Cain, by Michael Graves, 11/19/07 [mentioned in blog]
  123. On Chesil Beach, by Ian McEwan, 11/28/07
  124. The Fire Engine That Disappeared, by Maj Sjöwall & Per Wahlöö, 1/12/08
  125. Emma, by Jane Austen, 4/13/08, [mentioned in blog]
  126. Imperium: A Novel of Ancient Rome, by Robert Harris, 6/11/08, [mentioned in blog]
  127. Murder at The Savoy, by Maj Sjöwall & Per Wahlöö, 6/18/08
  128. Personal Days, by Ed Park, 7/15/08
  129. Keeping Watch, by Laurie R. King, 8/5/08
  130. The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, by Nicholas Meyer, 9/4/08
  131. The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg, by Mark Twain, 10/25/08
  132. Nothing is Ever Lost, by Argyris Calbaris, 11/24/08
  133. The Lifted Veil, by George Eliot, 12/4/08
  134. Exposure, by Kathryn Harrison, 12/12/08
  135. Company of Liars, by Karen Maitland, 1/31/09, [mentioned in blog]
  136. No one belongs here more than you: Stories, by Miranda July, 2/22/09
  137. Dooms Day Book, by Connie Willis, 3/20/09, [mentioned in blog]
  138. John Henry Days, by Colson Whitehead, 4/30/09, [mentioned in blog]
  139. Go Tell it on the Mountain, by James Baldwin, 7/12/09
  140. The Fallen Man, by Tony Hillerman, 8/9/09
  141. The Locked Room, by by Maj Sjöwall & Per Wahlöö, 8/20/09
  142. Killing Castro, by Lawrence Block, 10/26/09
  143. Silas Marner, by George Eliot, 11/29/09
  144. It's All About You: A Daily Comic Strip, by Tony Murphy, 12/2/09, [mentioned in blog]
  145. Cousin Henry, by Anthony Trollope, 12/3/09
  146. The Lacuna, by Barbara Kingsolver, 12/27/09
  147. The Education of Black Dickey, Kenneth Wayne Bownes, 1/6/2010, [read full review]
  148. Point Omega, by Don DeLillo, 1/31/2010
  149. The Burden of Speech, by Travis Wayne Denton, 3/9/2010
  150. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson, 3/21/2010
  151. Solar, by Ian McEwan, 4/13/2010
  152. Trace, by Patricia Cornwell, 5/22/2010
  153. The Girl Who Played with Fire, by Stieg Larsson, 6/8/2010
  154. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, by Stieg Larsson, 6/16/2010
  155. Under the Dome, by Stephen King, 7/16/2010
  156. Breakfast at Tiffany's, by Truman Capote, 7/26/2010
  157. Freedom, by Jonathan Franzen, 9/25/2010
  158. Super Sad True Love Story, by Gary Shteyngart, 10/1/2010
  159. The Eternal Husband, by Fyodor Dostoevsky, 10/10/2010
  160. 1984, by George Orwell, 10/28/2010
  161. The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway, 10/31/2010
  162. The Normal Heart and The Destiny of Me: Two Plays, by Larry Kramer, 12/20/10
  163. Deadlock, by Sara Paretsky, 1/15/2011
  164. Antony and Cleopatra, by William Shakespeare, 1/23/2011
  165. Salvation Boulevard, by Larry Beinhart, 2/21/2011
  166. Cop Killer, by by Maj Sjöwall & Per Wahlöö, 3/20/2011
  167. A Sudden, Fearful Death, Anne Perry, 4/18/2011
  168. Crime and Punishment, by Fodor Dostoevsky, Translation by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, 6/23/2011
  169. The Burglar on the Prowl, Lawrence Block, 6/29/2011
  170. The Art of Detection, Laurie R. King, 7/13/2011
  171. Fatherland, Robert Harris, 7/21/2011
  172. Invisibilities, Laurie Loewenstein, 8/1/2011
  173. The Silent Cry, Anne Perry, 8/6/2011
  174. Benito Cereno, by Herman Melville, 10/14/2011
  175. The Extinction Event, by David Black, 10/20/2011
  176. Tell All, by Chuck Palahniuk 10/29/2011
  177. The Castle of Otranto, by Horace Walpole, 11/7/2011 [Nook]
  178. The Optimist's Daughter, by Eudora Welty, 11/12/2011
  179. The Late George Apley, by John P. Marquand, 11/15/2011
  180. Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout, 11/18/2011
  181. The History of Caliph Vathek, by William Beckford, 11/21/2011 [Nook]
  182. The Dying Animal, by Phillip Roth, 11/22/2011
  183. Zone One, by Colson Whitehead, 11/27/2011 [Nook]
  184. From Here to Eternity, by James Jones, 1/5/2012 [Nook]
  185. The Last Nude, by Ellis Avery, 1/26/2012
  186. The Fear Index, by Robert Harris, 2/26/12
  187. The Rebel Wife, by Taylor M. Polites, 5/6/2012 * * * * *
  188. The Canceled Czech, by Lawrence Block, 5/20/2012 * * *
  189. Crackpots, by Sara Pritchard, 6/26/2012 * * * * *
  190. Lucky at Cards, by Lawrence Block, 7/12/2012 * * *
  191. In Zanesville, by Jo Ann Beard, 10/2/2012 * * * * *
  192. A Visit from the Goon Squad, by Jennifer Egan, 11/26/2012 * * * * *
  193. Unpublished Manuscript, by Barb Taylor, 1/6/2013 * * * * *
  194. The Confessions of Nat Turner, by William Styron, 2/8/2013 * * * *
  195. Confedercy of Dunces, by John Kenedy Toole, 2/14/2013 * * * *
  196. Death Comes to Pemberley, by P.D. James, 3/7/2013 * * *
  197. Untitled Novel, by Nina Solomon, 4/30/2013 * * * * *
  198. Wild Seed, by Octavia E. Butler, 5/28/2013 * * * *
  199. A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries, by Kaylie Jones, 6/24/2013 * * * * *
  200. Our Gang (Starring Tricky and His Friends), by Philip Roth, 7/3/2013 * * * *
  201. Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe, 7/13/2013 * * * * *
  202. The Girl with the Long Green Heart, by Lawrence Bock, 7/15/2013 * * *
  203. The Big Crowd, by Kevin Baker, 12/2013 * * *
  204. Rime of the Ancient Mariner, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 12/14/2013
  205. Unmentionables, by Laurie Lowenstein, 1/24/2014 * * * *
  206. The Invention of Wings, by Sue Monk Kidd, 2/9/2014 * * * * *
  207. The Known World, by Edward P. Jones, 6/17/2014, * * * * *
  208. The Chaneysville Incident, by David Bradley, 8/25/2014, * * * * *
  209. Their Eyes were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston, 8/18/2014 * * * * *
  210. Trans Atlantic, by Colum McCann, 10/15/2014 * * * * *
  211. Three Weeks in Utica: Erie Canal Cousins, Book 2, by Dorothy Stacy, 11/18/2014
  212. Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night, By Barbara J. Taylor, 11/21/2014 * * * * *
  213. The Alienist, by Caleb Carr, 12/31/2014 * * * *
  214. The Color Purple, by Alice Walker, 1/12/2015 * * * * *
  215. Khirbet Khizeh, by S. Yizhar, 3/13/2015 * * * * *
  216. The Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell, by William Klaber, 4/5/2015 * * * *
  217. A Brief History of Seven Killings, by Marlon James, 6/17/2015, * * * * *
  218. The Sunshine Crust Baking Factory, Stacy Wakefield, 6/26/2015, * * * * *
  219. Little Beasts, by Matthew McGevna, 7/3/2015, * * * * *
  220. Fast Shuffle, by David Black, 7/6/2015, * * * *
  221. Dawn, by Octavia E. Butler, 7/17/2015, * * * *
  222. The Whiskey Rebels, by David Liss, 8/10/2015 * * * *
  223. Shifting Tides, by Ann Perry, 8/30/2015, * * *
  224. The Devil's Company, by David Liss, 11/29/2015 * * *
  225. Property, by Valerie Martin, 3/6/2016 * * * * *
  226. The Tenent, by Anne Brontë, 6/12/2016 * * *
  227. Some go Hungry, by J. Patrick Redmond, 6/19,2016 * * * *
  228. The Girl in the Spider's Web, by David Lagercrantz, 6/25/2016, * *
  229. All Waiting is Long, by Barbara J. Taylor, 7/8/2016 * * * * *
  230. Dark Asassin, by Anne Perry, 8/11/2016 * * *
  231. Amsterdam, by Ian McEwan, 8/14/2016 * * * *
  232. Indignation, by Philip Roth, 8/17/2016 * * * *
  233. Glorious, by Bernice L. McFadden, 9/1/2016 * * * *
  234. The Dante Club, by Matthew Pearl, 9/5/2016 * * * *
  235. The Cosmopolitans, By Sarah Schulman, 9/30/2016 * * * * *
  236. The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins, 11/14/2016 * * * *
  237. The Sellout, by Paul Beatty, 12/4/2016 * * * *
  238. Mrs. Houdini, by Vitoria Kelly, 12/19/2016 * * * *
  239. Me and Big Steve, unpublished manuscript, Ruth Bonapace, 1/3/2017
  240. Stone Butch Blues, by Leslie Feinberg, 5/8/2017 * * * * *
  241. Murder and Spice and Everything Nice, by Caryn Thomas Mitchell, 6/26/2017 * * * *
  242. Commonwealth, by Ann Patchett, 6/26/2017 * * * *
  243. The Adventures of Harry Franco, Vol. 1 & 2, published 1839, by Charles Frederick Briggs, 7/7/2017, * * *
  244. East of Eden, by John Steinbeck, 9/20/2017 * * * * *

 

 

Audio Books

  1. Jeeves and the Mating Season, by P.G. Wodehouse, 8/03
  2. The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, 8/03
  3. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley, 8/03
  4. Shopgirl, by Steve Martin, 2/04
  5. Murders on the Rue Morgue and other stories, by Edgar Allen Poe 3/04
  6. Fear Itself, by Walter Mosley, 3/04
  7. The Pleasure of My Company, by Steve Martin 3/04
  8. Hard Times, by Charles Dickens, 04/04
  9. No Way to Treat a First Lady, by Christopher Buckley, 04/04
  10. Remembrances of Things Past, by Marcel Proust, Summer 2004
  11. Dress your Family in Corduroy and Denim, by David Sedaris 10/04
  12. The Green Mile, by Steven King, 11/04
  13. Breakfast of Champions, by Kurt Vonnegut, 11/04
  14. Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy, 4/05
  15. Everything is Illuminated, by Jonathan Safran Foer, 5/8/05
  16. The Thin Man, by Dashiell Hammett, 5/15/05
  17. Death in Venice, by Thomas Mann, 5/22/05
  18. Billy Budd, Sailor, by Herman Melville, 5/26/05
  19. Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules, Edited by David Sedaris 6/5/05
  20. Fictions for Our Times: Symphony Space Short Story Celebrations, 6/23/05
  21. Getting There From Here: Symphony Space Short Story Celebrations, 7/1/05
  22. Atonement, by Ian McEwan, 8/6/05
  23. Selected Shorts: A Celebration of the Short Story, Vol. 18, 8/7/05
  24. Sense and Sensibility, by Jane Austin, 8/24/05
  25. War of the Worlds, by H. G. Wells, 9/15/05
  26. Cinnamon Kiss, by Walter Mosley, 10/7/05
  27. Never Let Me Go, by Kazuo Ishiguro, 10/31/05
  28. Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë, 12/15/05
  29. The March, by E.L. Doctorow, 1/1/06
  30. All the King's Men, by Robert Penn Warren, 5/21/06
  31. Strivers Row, by Kevin Baker, 7/3/06
  32. A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens, 8/6/06
  33. All Quiet on the Western Front, by Erich Maria Remarque, 8/28/06
  34. On Bullshit, by Harry G. Frankfurt, 8/28/06
  35. To the Lighthouse, by Virginia Woolf, 9/25/06
  36. A Farewell to Arms, by Ernest Hemmingway, 12/5/06
  37. Hit Parade, by Lawrence Block, 1/1/07
  38. Selected Shorts: Timeless Classics, 3/23/07
  39. Nature Girl, by Carl Hiaasen, 6/20/07
  40. The Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science, by Natalie Angier, 12/25/07
  41. When You are Engulfed in Flames, by David Sedaris, 9/24/08
  42. Lisey's Story, by Stephen King, 11/28/08
  43. Just After Sunset: Stories, by Stephen King, 1/3/09, [mentioned in blog]
  44. Middlemarch, by George Eliot, 5/14/09
  45. The Age of Innocence, by Edith Wharton, 6/26/09
  46. Underworld, by Don DeLillo, 9/6/09
  47. The Road, by Cormac McCarthy, 9/27/09
  48. The Sound and the Fury, by William Faulkner, 11/8/09
  49. Madam Bovery, by Gustave Flaubert, 12/13/09
  50. The Death of Ivan Ilych, by Leo Tolstoy, 1/30/2010
  51. The Man in the High Castle, by Philip K. Dick, 4/2/2010
  52. Turn of the Screw, by Henry James, 5/24/2010, read by Charles.
  53. Walks With Men, by Ann Beattie, 6/19/2010, read by Charles.
  54. Three Years, by Anton Chekhov, 10/10/2010, read by Charles.
  55. My Life, by Anton Chekhov, 10/30/2010, read by Charles.
  56. Falling Man, by Don DeLillo, 12/1/2010
  57. Lady Chatterley's Lover, by D.H. Lawrence, 12/30/2010, read by Charles.
  58. At the Mountains of Madness, by H.P. Lovecraft, 3/5/2011, read by Charles.
  59. Bossy Pants, by Tina Fey, 6/17/2011
  60. Frankenstein, Mary Shelley, 7/9/2011, read by Charles.
  61. An Eye for an Eye, Anthony Trollope, 8/16/2011, read by Charles.
  62. On Booze, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, 8/16/2011, read by Charles
  63. Daisy Miller: A Study, by Henry James, 8/21/2011, read by Charles
  64. Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad, 9/18/2011
  65. The Maltese Falcon, by Dashiell Hammett, 11/20/2011
  66. The Woman in White, by Wilkie Collins, 1/8/2012, read by Charles.
  67. Cousin Henry, by Anthony Trollope, 2/5/2012, read by Charles.
  68. The Sorrows of Young Werther, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 3/2/2012, read by Charles.
  69. Free Will, by Sam Harris, 3/11/2012, read by Charles.
  70. Never Mind, by Edward St Aubyn, 5/2/2012, read by Charles. * * * * *
  71. Bad News, by Edward St Aubyn, 5/16/2012, read by Charles. * * * * *
  72. Home, by Toni Morrison, 5/19/2012, read by Charles. * * * * *
  73. Some Hope, by Edward St Aubyn, 5/26/2012, read by Charles. * * * * *
  74. Mother's Milk, by Edward St Aubyn, 6/6/2012, read by Charles. * * * * *
  75. At Last, by Edward St Aubyn, 6/20/2012, read by Charles. * * * * *
  76. Mrs. Robinson's Disgrace: The Private Diary of a Victorian Lady, by Kate Summerscale, 7/6/2012, read by Charles. * * * * *
  77. The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: A Shocking Murder and the Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective, by Kate Summerscale, 8/10/2012, read by Charles. * * * *
  78. The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, 8/20/2012, read by Charles. * * * * *
  79. The Touchstone, by Edith Wharton, 8/23/2012, read by Charles. * * * * *
  80. The Chemistry of Tears, by Peter Carey, 9/22/2012, read by Charles. * * * * *
  81. The Glass Key, by Dashiell Hammett, 11/22/2012, read by Charles. * * * *
  82. Daniel Deronda, by George Elliot, 12/29/2012, read by Charles. * * * * *
  83. Chomp, by Carl Hiaasen, 2/15/2013 * * * *
  84. Fathers and Sons, by Ivan Turgenev, 2/22/2013, read by Charles. * * * * *
  85. The Awkward Age, by Henry James, 5/25/2013, read by Charles * * * * *
  86. The Long Fall, by Walter Mosley 6/1/2013 * * * *
  87. I Married a Communist, by Phillip Roth, 6/15/2013, read by Charles * * * * *
  88. Paradise Lost, by John Milton, 6/29/2013, Abridged * * * * *
  89. Embarrassments, by Henry James, 7/12/2013, read by Charles * * * * *
  90. Aspern Papers, by Henry James, 8/6/2013, read by Charles * * * *
  91. Bel Canto, by Ann Patchett, 8/11/2013 * * * * *
  92. Mill and the Floss, George Eliot, 8/22/2013, read by Charles * * * * *
  93. Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish, by David Rakoff, 8/26/2013, read by Charles * * *
  94. Ravelstein, by Saul Bellow, 9/12/2013, read by Charles * * * *
  95. Eugene Onegin, by Alexander Puskin, 10/2013, read by Charles * * * * *
  96. Phineas Finn, Anthony Trollope, 2/2014, read by Charles * * * * *
  97. The Moonstone, Wilkie Collins, 4/28/2014, read by Charles * * * * *
  98. Like Water for Elephants 5/27/2014, * * * * *
  99. State of Wonder, by Ann Patchette, 7/2/2014, * * * * *
  100. The Last Runaway, by Tracy Chevalier, 7/23/2014, * * * *
  101. Our Mutual Friend, by Charles Dickins, 7/29/2014, read by Charles * * * *
  102. Sister Carrie, by Theadore Driser, 8/30/2014, read by Charles * * * *
  103. The Daring Ladies of Lowell, by Kate Alcott, 8/31/2014 * * * *
  104. Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope, 11/22/2014, read by Charles * * * *
  105. Somerset, by Leila Meacham, 12/6/2014, * * *
  106. Mary Barton, by Elizabeth Gaskell, 1/4/2015, read by Charles * * * *
  107. Far from the Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy, 3/23/2015, read by Charles * * * * *
  108. Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain, by Maryanne Wolf, 4/19/2015 * * * *
  109. The Eustace Diamonds, Anthony Trollope, 6/10/2015, read by Charles * * * * *
  110. The Ambassadors, by Henry James, 7/21/2015, read by Charles * * * *
  111. Phinneas Redux, by Anthony Trollope 9/1/2015, read by Charles * * * * *
  112. Alice in Wonderland, 9/10/2015, read by Charles * * * *
  113. Alice Through the Looking Glass 9/11/2015, read by Charles * * * *
  114. No Name, by Wilkie Collins, 10/28/2015, read by Charles * * * * *
  115. To the Lighthouse, by Virginia Woolf, read by Charles * * * * *
  116. The Circle, By Dave Eggars, 4/15/2016 * * * *
  117. All Creatures Great and Small, by James Herriot, 6/4/2016, * * * * *
  118. Bleak House, by Charles Dickins, read by Charles, 6/13/2016 * * * * *
  119. The Prime Minister, by Anthony Trollope, read by Charles, 8/4/2016 * * * * *
  120. Silas Mariner, by George Ettiot, read by Charles, 8/10/2016 * * * * *
  121. The Wicked Boy: The Mystery of a Victorian Child Murderer, by Kate Summerscale, read by Charles, 8/19/2016 * * * * *
  122. Mrs. Dalloway, by Virginia Woolf, read by Charles, 8/27/2016 * * * * *
  123. All Things Bright and Beautiful, by James Herriot, 9/8/2016 * * * *
  124. Nutshell, by Ian McEwan, read by Charles, 9/18/2016, * * *
  125. Charcoal Joe, by Walter Mosley, 12/4/2016 * * * *
  126. The Duke's Children, by Anthony Trollope, read by Charles, 12/15/2016 * * * * *
  127. Sentimental Education, by Gustave Flaubert, read by Charles, 2/26/2017 * * * * *
  128. Wolf Hall, by Hillary Mandel, 5/17/2017 * * * * *
  129. Middlemarch, by George Eliot, read by Charles, 6/14/2017 * * * * *
  130. Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi, 6/21/2017 * * * * *
  131. All Things Wise and Wonderful, by James Harriot, 7/7/2017 * * * *
  132. Tender is the Night, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, read by Charles, 7/10/2017 * * * * *
  133. Ethan Frome, by Edith Wharton, read by Charles, 7/25/2017, * * * * *
  134. Armadale, by Wilkie Collins, read by Charles, 8/19/2017, * * *
  135. Orlando: A Biography, by Virginia Woolf, read by Charles, 9/2/2017, * * * *
  136. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, by Arundhati Roy, 9/11/2017 * * * *

 

 


 

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