See my bookshelves on goodreads:

::books this year::

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

Annie’s Ghosts: A Journey into a Family Secret by Steven Luxenberg

The Te of Piglet by Benjamin Hoff

The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco

Amsterdam by Ian McEwan

The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate by Gary Chapman

Middle Passage by Charles Johnson

An Irish Country Doctor by Patrick Taylor

The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance–What Women Should Know by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson

::books from 2014::

The Botticelli Secret by Marina Fiorato

The Johnstown Flood by David McCullough

David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson

The Inventor and the Tycoon: A Gilded Age Murder and the Birth of Moving Pictures by Edward Ball

The Oxford History of Ireland edited by R.F. Foster

The Best American Mystery Stories 2013 edited by Lisa Scottoline (Otto Prenzler, series editor)

What Should We Be Worried About? edited by John Brockman

In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin by Erik Larson

One Summer: America 1927 by Bill Bryson

Bootstrapper: From Broke to Badass on a Northern Michigan Farm by Mardi Jo Link

Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts by Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg

Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War by Max Hastings

::books from 2013::

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling

A Stranger in Mayfair (Charles Lenox #4) by Charles Finch

A First-Rate Madness: Uncovering the Links Between Leadership and Mental Illness by Nassir Ghaemi

Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

The Murder of the Century: The Gilded Age Crime that Scandalized a City & Sparked the Tabloid Wars by Paul Collins

The Man in the Brown Suit by Agatha Christie

The Art of Living by Epictetus

Just My Type: A Book About Fonts by Simon Garfield

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers

Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach

How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines by Thomas C. Foster

The Sociopath Next Door by Martha Stout, PhD

Barrel Fever by David Sedaris

The Country Girls Trilogy and Epilogue by Edna O’Brien

The Ghost Map: The Story of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic–and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World by Steven Johnson

Literary Rogues: A Scandalous History of Wayward Authors by Andrew Shaffer

Fist, Stick, Knife, Gun: A Personal History of Violence in America by Geoffrey Canada

Nine Lives: Mystery, Magic, Death and Life in New Orleans by Dan Baum

Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know by Alexandra Horowitz

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Life and Times of Michael K by J.M. Coetzee

TransAtlantic by Colum McCann

Holy Shit: A Brief History of Swearing by Melissa Mohr

Wait: The Art and Science of Delay by Frank Partnoy

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell

Night by Elie Wiesel

The Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters

Proofiness: How You’re Being Fooled by the Numbers by Charles Seife

Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation by Joseph J. Ellis

How We Are Hungry by Dave Eggers

The Art of Loving by Erich Fromm

Bossypants by Tina Fey

Sway: The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behavior by Ori & Rom Brafman

Whistling Vivaldi by Claude M. Steele

Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War by Nathaniel Philbrick

Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer

Death in the City of Light: The Serial Killer of Nazi-Occupied Paris by David King


6 thoughts on “Books

  1. Colleen says:

    What about those books, ‘…you should have read before leaving high school…’ I would like to know how many have read those before leaving high school. All titles are known to me except, “Siddhartha-Herman Hesse”. On this special blog of yours, I’m not sure I want to share that information but isn’t, ‘Truth’, a great feeling?

  2. Colleen says:

    Frankenstein-Mary Shelley;The Scarlet Letter-Nathaniel Hawthorne;The Catcher in the Rye-J.D. Salinger;The Great Gatsby-F.Scott Fitzgerald;Pride and Prejudice-Jane Austen;
    Siddhartha-Herman Hesse;Lord of the Flies-William Golding;The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn-Mark Twain;To Kill a Mockingbird-Harper Lee;The Fountainhead-Ayn Rand.

    • I can say for myself that I hadn’t read Pride & Prejudice, Siddhartha (I have read another mystifying work by Hesse in its original German, however; it was weird), or The Fountainhead. And I’ve still never read them! I’ll have to put them on my list…

  3. Colleen says:

    This is very exciting. ( I just wish you had “spell check” for the ‘Reply’ section…you know how bad I spell.) Let’s talk books….I read an article on, ‘Books You Should Have Read Before Leaving High School’. This was a list of 10 books…..I had read only two and both of those were after high school. They were read because I saw the movie and wanted more. I can’t wait to follow your blog. Tasha reads 50 books a year and has challenged herself to 55 in 2013. We mail books to each other and then discuss them. Colleen

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