Books ‘N Things

“What an astonishing thing a book is. It’s a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you’re inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic.”

– Carl Sagan


Click on the titles for book descriptions, and click on the authors for my personal Goodreads reviews.


Total: 45 Books

2017:

July:
Lab Girl, Hope Jahren
Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?, Alyssa Mastromonaco

June:
Atonement, Ian McEwan
Quidditch Through the Ages, Kennilworthy Whisp
The Tales of Beedle the Bard, J.K. Rowling
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Newt Scamander
Homegoing, Yaa Gyasi
Revolution for Dummies, Bassem Youssef
Al Franken, Giant of the Senate, Al Franken
This Fight Is Our Fight, Elizabeth Warren
Dear Ijeawele, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
You Can’t Touch My Hair, Phoebe Robinson
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, Neil deGrasse Tyson
David Sedaris Live at Carnegie Hall, David Sedaris
Theft by Finding, David Sedaris

May:
When Breath Becomes Air, Paul Kalanithi
Men Explain Things to Me, Rebecca Solnit
The Girl with Seven Names, Hyeonseo Lee
The Gene: An Intimate History, Siddhartha Mukherjee
Packing for Mars, Mary Roach

April:
Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, PerishDavid Rakoff
The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins
My Life on the Road, Gloria Steinem
Eating Animals, Jonathan Safran Foer
The Caged Virgin, Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, David Sedaris
Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules, David Sedaris

March:
Unaccustomed Earth, Jhumpa Lahiri
We Should All Be Feminists, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Half of a Yellow SunChimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Audacity of Hope, Barack Obama
Modern Romance, Aziz Ansari

February:
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Lisa See

January:
The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead
Flowers for Algernon, Daniel Keyes
The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho
The Road, Cormac McCarthy
When You Are Engulfed in Flames, David Sedaris
The Underground Girls of Kabul, Jenny Nordberg
Dreams from My Father, Barack Obama
What If?, Randall Munroe
Cosmos, Carl Sagan
Born a Crime, Trevor Noah

2016:

December:
milk and honey, Rupi Kaur
Interpreter of Maladies, Jhumpa Lahiri

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3 thoughts on “Books ‘N Things

  1. First off, I’d like to thank you for stopping by my page and reading and liking my poem.
    How did you find my poem? just curious. 🙂

    Also, you have a very interesting Bio, and you have a good taste in books. I too, am into a lot of Sci-fi books. You’re reading the book, “Ready Player One”? How is the book? I’ve been hesitate to book it. Are you into poetry as well?

    Anyway, thanks for following my page as well. I look forward to hearing from you soon and we can chant. Also, I’m going to be reading your blogs. 🙂

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  2. You’re on an amazing adventure and I hope you will share your days and insights.i looked into your books because I’ll soon publish one myself, and I always wonder what others are reading. Which ones do you recommend? The only problems with publishing is that it is so busy and leaves almost no time for reading so lately I mostly make lists of what I would like to read.

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