Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Books I Read in 2019

  1. Emancipation's Diaspora:  Race and Reconstruction in the Upper Midwest (Leslie A. Schwalm)
  2. The Onts: Secrets of the Dripping Fang, Book One (Dan Greenburg)
  3. Booked (Kwame Alexander)
  4. Stardust (Neil Gaiman)
  5. Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor (Jon Scieszka; illustrated by Brian Biggs)
  6. Women in Science:  50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World (Rachel Ignotofsky)
  7. She Has Her Mother's Laugh:  The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity (Carl Zimmer)
  8. The Library Book (Susan Orlean)
  9. The Devil and Dave Chappelle: And Other Essays (William Jelani Cobb)
  10. Buried Lives:  The Enslaved People of George Washington's Mount Vernon (Carla Killough McClafferty)
  11. Bronx Masquerade (Nikki Grimes)
  12. Between the World and Me (Ta-Nehisi Coates)
  13. Malcolm X: A Graphic Biography (Andrew Helfer and Randy DuBurke)
  14. Paint Me Like I Am: Teen Poems from WritersCorps (edited by Bill Aguado and Richard Newirth)
  15. Good And Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger (Rebecca Traister; audiobook, read by the author)
  16. A Man Without a Country (Kurt Vonnegut)
  17. *Booked (Kwame Alexander)
  18. Custer Died For Your Sins: An Indian Manifesto (Vine Deloria Jr.)
  19. March: Book One (John Lewis and Andrew Ayedin; art by Nate Powell)
  20. March: Book Two (John Lewis and Andrew Ayedin; art by Nate Powell)
  21. Love That Dog (Sharon Creech)
  22. March: Book Three (John Lewis and Andrew Ayedin; art by Nate Powell)
  23. The 57 Bus:  A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives (Dashka Slater)
  24. Lu (Jason Reynolds)
  25. Einstein's Refrigerator:  And Other Stories From the Flip Side of History (Steve Silverman)
  26. Animus (Antoine Revoy)
  27. Shout (Laurie Halse Anderson)
  28. Dragons in a Bag (Zetta Elliott)
  29. Rhyme Schemer (K.A. Holt)
  30. Fake Blood (Whitney Gardner)
  31. Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic (Eugenie Tsai and Connie Choi)
  32. The Poisoner: The Life and Crimes of Victorian England's Most Notorious Doctor (Stephen Bates)
  33. Writing Radar:  Using Your Journal to Snoop Out and Craft Great Stories (Jack Gantos)
  34. Extraordinary Lives:  The Art and Craft of American Biography (William Zinsser, editor)
  35. Bloody Times:  The Funeral of Abraham Lincoln and the Manhunt for Jefferson Davis (James Swanson)
  36. Stop Pretending:  What Happened When My Big Sister Went Crazy (Sonya Sones)
  37. Working:  Researching, Interviewing, Writing (Robert Caro)
  38. *Arsenic and Old Lace (Donald Kesselring)
  39. Alice Paul and the Fight for Women's Rights:  From the Vote to the Equal Rights Amendment (Deborah Kops)
  40. *Orbiting Jupiter (Gary Schmidt)
  41. The Handmaid's Tale:  Graphic Novel Version (Margaret Atwood; illustrated by Renee Nault)
  42. Furious Hours:  Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee (Casey Cep)
  43. Thick: And Other Essays (Tressie McMillan Cottom)
  44. Dying of Whiteness:  How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America's Heartland (Jonathan W. Metzl)
  45. Stark Mad Abolitionists:  Lawrence, Kansas, and the Battle Over Slavery in the Civil War Era (Robert K. Sutton)
  46. The Impeachers:  The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation (Brenda Wineapple)
  47. Are Prisons Obsolete? (Angela Y. Davis)
  48. Soulless:  The Case Against R. Kelly (Jim DeRogatis)
  49. Operation Mincemeat:  How a Dead Man and a Bizarre Plan Fooled the Nazis and Assured an Allied Victory (Ben MacIntyre)
  50. The Butchering Art:  Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine (Lindsey Fitzharris)
  51. Last Witnesses:  An Oral History of the Children of World War II (Svetlana Alexievich; translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky)
  52. Lost and Found: Helping Behaviorally Challenging Students (Ross W. Greene)
  53. Negroland: A Memoir (Margo Jefferson; ebook)
  54. Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie; ebook)
  55. Becoming (Michelle Obama; audiobook, narrated by Michelle Obama)
  56. The Season of Styx Malone (Kekla Magoon)
  57. Sisters (Raina Telgemeier)
  58. Smile (Raina Telgemeier)
  59. Ada Blackjack:  A True Story of Survival in the Arctic (Jennifer Niven)
  60. I Was Their American Dream: A Graphic Memoir (Malaka Gharib)
  61. Psychiatric Tales: Eleven Graphic Stories About Mental Illness (Darryl Cunningham)
  62. The Poet X (Elizabeth Acevedo)
  63. The Undefeated (Kwame Alexander; illustrated by Kadir Nelson)
  64. The Body: A Guide for Occupants (Bill Bryson)
  65. Look Both Ways:  A Tale Told in Ten Blocks (Jason Reynolds)
  66. House Arrest (K.A. Holt)
  67. How We Fight For Our Lives:  A Memoir (Saeed Jones)
  68. Guts (Raina Telgemeier)
  69. Stay Sexy and Don't Get Murdered:  the Definitive How-To Guide (Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark; audiobook, narrated by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark)
  70. Dreamland:  The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic, A Young Adult Adaptation (Sam Quinones)
  71. For colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf: a choreopoem (Ntozake Shange)
  72. For colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf: a choreopoem (Ntozake Shange; audiobook, narrated by Thandie Newton)
  73. My Beloved World (Sonia Sotomayor; audiobook, narrated by Sonia Sotomayor and Rita Moreno)
  74. Elevation (Stephen King; audiobook, narrated by Stephen King)
  75. The Borden Murders:  Lizzie Borden and the Trial of the Century (Sarah Miller)
  76. The Rise of the Public Normal School System in Wisconsin (William Harold Herrmann)
  77. Born a Crime:  Stories from a South African Childhood (Trevor Noah)
  78. No One is Too Small to Make a Difference (Greta Thunberg)
  79. One Day:  The Extraordinary Story of an Ordinary 24 Hours in America (Gene Weingarten)
  80. Catch and Kill:  Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators (Ronan Farrow)