Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Books I Read in 2018

  1. Norse Mythology (Neil Gaiman)
  2. The Glass Castle (Jeannette Walls)
  3. The Gashlycrumb Tinies: or, After the Outing (Edward Gorey)
  4. Radiance (Alyson Noel)
  5. Long Way Down (Jason Reynolds)
  6. The History of Monroe County Rural Schools (Julia E. Middleman, editor)
  7. How to Disappear: Erase Your Digital Footprint, Leave False Trails, and Vanish Without a Trace (Frank M. Ahearn and Eileen C. Horan)
  8. William Freeman Vilas: Doctrinaire Democrat (Horace Samuel Merrill)
  9. When Breath Becomes Air (Paul Kalanithi)
  10. Orbiting Jupiter (Gary D. Schmidt)
  11. Loving vs. Virginia: A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case (Patricia Hruby Powell; artwork by Shadra Strickland)
  12. The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die (April Henry)
  13. Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches (John Hodgman; audiobook, unabridged, narrated by John Hodgman)
  14. The Lovings: An Intimate Portrait (Grey Villet, photographer; Barbara Villet and Stephen Crowley, contributors)
  15. Eats, Shoots & Leaves: A Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation (Lynne Truss)
  16. Bayou, Volume 1 (Jeremy Love; colors by Peter Morgan)
  17. Pedestrianism:  When Watching People Walk Was America's Favorite Spectator Sport (Matthew Algeo)
  18. Frederick & Anna Douglass in Rochester, New York: Their Home Was Open to All (Rose O'Keefe)
  19. The Girl from the Tar Paper School: Barbara Rose Johns and the Advent of the Civil Rights Movement (Teri Kanefield)
  20. Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice (Phillip Hoose)
  21. Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination That Changed America (Wil Haygood)
  22. The Abduction (Gordon Korman)
  23. I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer (Michelle McNamara)
  24. Role Models (John Waters; audiobook, unabridged, narrated by John Waters)
  25. Bad Boy: A Memoir (Walter Dean Myers)
  26. Isaac the Alchemist: Secrets of Isaac Newton, Reveal'd (Mary Losure)
  27. Nancy Wake (Peter Fitzsimons)
  28. The Search (Gordon Korman)
  29. Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus (Dusti Bowling)
  30. The Worst Hard Time:  The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl (Timothy Egan)
  31. The Pedestriennes: America's Forgotten Superstars (Harry Hall)
  32. Mountain Wolf Woman, Sister of Crashing Thunder: The Autobiography of a Winnebago Indian (Mountain Wolf Woman; Nancy Oestreich Lurie, editor)
  33. Library: An Unquiet History (Matthew Battles)
  34. The Memory Keeper's Daughter (Kim Edwards)
  35. An Hour Before Daylight:  Memories of a Rural Boyhood (Jimmy Carter)
  36. The Book That Changed My Life:  71 Remarkable Writers Celebrate the Books That Matter Most to Them (Roxanne J. Coady and Joy Johannessen, editors)
  37. Trial by Fire (Jeff Probst and Chris Tebbetts)
  38. I'm Just No Good at Rhyming: And Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups (Chris Harris; illustrated by Lane Smith)
  39. Bitter Nemesis:  The Intimate History of Strychnine (John Buckingham)
  40. Barracoon:  The Story of the Last "Black Cargo" (Zora Neale Hurston; edited by Deborah G. Plant)
  41. The Rescue (Gordon Korman)
  42. The Taming of the Shrew (William Shakespeare; parallel text written by Beth Obermiller)
  43. Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History (Erik Larson)
  44. *Long Way Down (Jason Reynolds)
  45. Calypso (David Sedaris)
  46. Black Klansman:  Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigation of a Lifetime (Ron Stallworth)
  47. If I Die in a Combat Zone, Box Me Up and Ship Me Home (Tim O'Brien)
  48. After Fifteen Years (Leon Jaworski)
  49. We Should All Be Feminists (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
  50. Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts (Maxine Hong Kingston)
  51. The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother (James McBride)
  52. Women & Power: A Manifesto (Mary Beard)
  53. Soul on Ice (Eldridge Cleaver)
  54. George's Marvelous Medicine (Roald Dahl; narrated by Derek Jakobi)
  55. The Twits (Roald Dahl; narrated by Richard Ayoade)
  56. You Can't Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain (Phoebe Robinson; audiobook, narrated by Phoebe Robinson, with Jessica Williams and John Hodgeman)
  57. Meditations from a Movable Chair (Andre Dubus)
  58. The Light on Synanon: How a Country Weekly Exposed a Corporate Cult--and Won the Pulitzer Prize (Dave Mitchell, Cathy Mitchell, and Richard Ofshe)
  59. I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness (Austin Channing Brown)
  60. Decision (Richard Harris)
  61. They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us: Essays (Hanif Abdurraqib)
  62. Don't Call Us Dead: Poems (Danez Smith)
  63. Soldier from the War Returning: The Greatest Generation's Troubled Homecoming from World War II (Thomas Childers)
  64. The Joy Luck Club (Amy Tan)
  65. The Unwomanly Face of War:  An Oral History of Women in World War II (Svetlana Alexievich; translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky)
  66. Garvey's Choice (Nikki Grimes)
  67. Helium (Rudy Francisco)
  68. Scarface and the Untouchable: Al Capone, Eliot Ness, and the Battle for Chicago (Max Allan Collins and Brad A. Schwartz)
  69. The First Part Last (Angela Johnson)
  70. For Every One (Jason Reynolds)
  71. World War II Heroes (Allan Zullo)
  72. Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty (G. Neri; illustrated by Randy DuBurke)
  73. Hatchet (Gary Paulsen)
  74. Little Man, Little Man: A Story of Childhood (James Baldwin; illustrated by Yoran Cazac)
  75. Lighter Than My Shadow (Katie Green)
  76. Illegal (Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin; illustrated by Giovanni Rigano)
  77. Bad Island (Doug TenNapel)
  78. Ghost Boys (Jewell Parker Rhodes)
  79. Well-Read Black Girl:  Finding Our Stories, Discovering Outselves (Glory Edim, editor)
  80. Children of Blood and Bone (Tomi Adeyemi)
  81. Patina (Jason Reynolds)
  82. The Incomplete Book of Running (Peter Sagal)
  83. The Hazel Wood (Melissa Albert)
  84. If They Come For Us (Fatimah Asghar)
  85. Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change (Kathryn Kolbert)
  86. Free Climb (Jake Maddox)
  87. The Pregnancy Project: A Memoir (Gaby Rodriguez, with Jenna Glatzer)
  88. Harbor Me (Jacqueline Woodson)
  89. Deogratias: A Tale of Rwanda (J.P. Stassen)
  90. The White Darkness (David Grann)
  91. Hey, Kiddo:  How I Lost My Mother, Found My Father, and Dealt with Family Addiction (Jarrett J. Krosoczka)
  92. Ghosts (Raina Telgemeier)
  93. Sunny (Jason Reynolds)
  94. *The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die (April Henry)
  95. And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer (Fredrik Backman; Alice Menzies, translator)
  96. The Tales of Beedle the Bard (J.K. Rowling)
  97. Odd and the Frost Giants (Neil Gaiman)
  98. Henry Dodge (Louis Pelzer)
  99. Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup (John Carreyrou)
  100. The Movement for Statehood, 1845-1846 (Milo Milton Quaife, editor)