Reading List: Jan. 1 – June 30, 2017

Remember, reading fuels writing fuels reading, ad infinitum. Here it is, my reading list for the past six months: 


  1. William H. Gass. The World Within the Word. (1978) [ESSAYS]
  2.  Benjamin Hale. The Wild and the Wicked: On Nature and Human Nature. (2016) [NF]
  3. Alan Bennett. Writing Home. (1994) [NF]
  4. Mary Oliver. Upstream. (2016) [ESSAYS]
  5. Alan Bennett. Untold Stories. (2005) [ESSAYS]
  6. William H. Gass. Finding A Form (1996) [ESSAYS]
  7. John Le Carre. The Pigeon Tunnel. (2016) [NF]
  8. John Osborne. An Autobiography:1929-1956. (1981) [NF]
  9. Christopher Fowler. Bryant & May: Strange Tide. (2016) [FICTION]
  10. William Albracht and Marvin J.Wolf. Abandoned in Hell: The Fight for Vietnam’s Firebase Kate. (2016) [NF]
  11. Ervin Goffman. The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life.(1959) [NF]
  12. Christopher Buckley. The Relic Master: A Novel. (2015) [FICTION]
  13. A.L.Rowse. The Tower of London in the History of England. (1972) [NF]
  14. Margaret Bourke-White. Portrait of Myself. (1963) [NF]
  15. T.S. Eliot. The Sacred Wood and Major Early Essays. (1998) [ESSAYS]
  16. Catherine Ann Moore. This Precious Book of Love: Shakespeare, Women, and Narrative in the 19th Century. (2011) [NF-Dissertation]
  17. Peter Watson. The Great Divide: Nature and Human Nature in the Old World and the New. (2011) [NF]
  18. George Saunders. Lincoln in the Bardo: A Novel. (2017) [FICTION]
  19. A.L. Rowse. My View of Shakespeare. (1996) [NF]
  20. Brian Lamb. Booknotes. (1997) [NF]
  21. Winston S. Churchill. Marlborough: His Life and Times. (1968) [NF]
  22. William H. Gass. The World Within the Word. (1979) [NF]
  23. Howard Rheingold. They Have A Word For It. (1998) [NF]
  24. Willard R. Espy. Thou Improper, Thou Uncommon Noun (1978) [NF]
  25. J.N. Hook. The Grand Panjandrum: And 1,999 Other Rare, Useful, and Delightful Words and Expressions. (1980) [NF]
  26. J. Donald Adams. Copy of Harvard. (1960) [NF]
  27. Larry McMurtry. The Last Kind Word Saloon. (2014) [FICT]
  28. Konrad Lorenz. On Aggression. (1963) [NF]
  29. T.T. Monday. The Set Up Man. (2014) [FICT]
  30. T.T.Monday. Double Switch (2016) [FICT]
  31. Finca Vigia Edition. The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway. (2003) [FICT]
  32. Adam Sisman. John LeCarre: The Biography. (2015) [NF]
  33. Yuval Noah Harari. Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow. (2017) [NF]
  34. Nancy Isenberg. White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America. (2016) [NF]
  35. William T.Vollmann. An Afghan Picture Show: Or, How I saved the World. (1992) [NF]
  36. John Crawford. The Last True Story I’ll Ever Tell: An Accidental Soldier’s Account of the War in Iraq. (2005) [NF]
  37. Tad Taleja. Foreignisms. (1989) [NF]
  38. John Forsyth. The Outsider. (2015) [NF]
  39. H.R.McMaster. Dereliction of Duty.(1997) [NF]
  40. Northrop Frye. The Educated Imagination. (1964) [NF]
  41. Benjamin Hale. The Wild and the Wicked: On Nature and Human Nature. (2016) [NF]
  42. William H. Gass. Life Sentences: Literary Judgments and Accounts (2012) [Essay
  43. Jason Stanley. How Propaganda Works. (2015) [NF]
  1. Steven Pinker.Words and Rules: The Ingredients of Language. (1999) [NF]
  2. J.Bryan III. Hodgepodge: A Commonplace Book. (1986) [NF]
  3. Diane Ackerman. The Zookeeper’s Wife. (2007) [NF]
  4. Jonathan Lethem. Motherless Brooklyn. (1999) [FICT]
  5. Lewis Carroll. Sylvie and Bruno. (1988[1890]) [FICT]
  6. Philip Roth. The Facts: A Novelist’s Autobiography. (1988) [NF]
  7. Thomas B. Costain. The Pageant of England: The Magnificant Century. (1951) [NF]
  8. Stephen Coonts. Intruders. (1994) [FICT]
  9. Douglas R. Hofstadter. Le Ton Beau de Marot: The Praise of the Music of Language (1997) [NF]
  10. Steve Berry. The 14th Colony. (2017) [FICT]
  11. Simon Read. Human Game: The True Story of The ‘Great Escape’ Murders and the Hunt for Gestapo Gunmen. (2012
  12. [NF]Nelson Demille. Up Country. (2002) [FICT]
  13. Nelson Demille. Night Fall. (2004) [FICT]
  14. David Grann. The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon. (2010) [NF]
  15. Richard Mccord. The Chain Gang: One Newspaper Vers the Gannett Empire. (1996) [NF]
  16. John Leo. Two Steps Ahead of the Thought Police: John Leo Essays. (1994) [NF]
  17. Irving Howe. A Critic’s Notebook. (1995) [NF]
  18. Susan Lambert. Roaming With Rudy: A Walls to 4 Wheels: Living Outside the Box. (2016) NF]
  19. David Grann. Killers of The Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI. (2017) [NF]
  20. Phillip Kerr. The Other Side of Silence. (2016) [FICT]
  21. Phillip Kerr. Prussian Blue. (2017) [FICT]
  22. Joseph Heywood. Upper Peculiar. (XXXX) [SS Draft]
  23. Dan Hampton. The Hunter Killers. (2015) [NF]
  24. Raymond Chandler. Trouble Is My Business. (1992) [SS]
  25. Raymond Chandler. The Simple Art of Murder. (1988) [SS]
  26. Nancy Isenberg. White Trash: The Four-Hundred Year Untold History of Class in America. (2016) [NG]
  27. Martin Hintz. Finland. (1983) [NF]
  28. Alexander Solzhenitsyn. August 1914: The Red Wheel I. (1971) [FICT]
  29. Rory Clements. Prince. (2011) [FICT]
  30. Daren Worcester. Open Season: True Stories of the Maine Warden Service. (2017) [NF]
  31. Marchette Chute. Shakespeare of London. (1949) [NF
  32. Annie Dillard. The Writing Life. (1989) [NF]
  33. Henry Watson Fowler and Francis George Fowler. The King’s English. (2012) [NF]
  34. John Stow. A Survey of London. (1842) [NF]
  35. John London, Ed. Theatre Under the Nazis. (2000) [NF]
  36. Rodney Symingon. The Nazi Appropriation of Shakespeare: Cultural Politics in the Third Reich. (2005) [NF]
  37. Kimberley Blaeser. Apprenticed Justice. (2007) [POETRY]
  38. Nicholas Shakespeare. Priscilla: The Hidden Life of An Englishwoman in Wartime France. (2013) [NF]
  39. Anselm Heinrich. Entertainment, Propaganda, Education: Regional Theater in Germany and Britain Between 1918 and 1945. (2007) [NF]
  40. Gordon Henry, Jr. The Light People. (1994) [FICT]