Monday, January 23, 2023

The Movies, Books, Theater, Concerts, CDs I've Seen/Read/Heard So Far In 2023

Updated as of  January 20, 2023  


KEY: star rating is on the four star scale
          meaning of "/" or "\"
          *** is three stars out of four
          ***/ is three stars leaning towards  3 1/2
          ***\ is three stars leaning towards 2 1/2


The Movies, Books, Theater, Concerts, CDs I've Seen/Read/Heard So Far In 2023

BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS
(Increasingly, I am sampling books, reading 10%, 20% even 40 or 50% before deciding to move on. The books below are only the ones I've read completely. That also explains what looks like generous grading -- more and more, if I sense a book is not going to be among my favorites, I stop reading. Too many books; too little time!)

1. My Ántonia by Willa Cather **** 
2. Just William by Richmal Compton ** 1/2 (pleasant enough but repetitive) 
3. A Child's Garden Of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson *** 1/2 
4. 


CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS (A strong emphasis on the ones I like, so don't think I love everything I listen to -- I just don't bother really listening to the ones I don't )

1. Marty Robbins -- Hawaii's Calling Me (1969) * 1/2 
2.  


MOVIES TV MOVIES TV MOVIES TV MOVIES TV MOVIES TV MOVIES TV MOVIES TV MOVIES TV MOVIES TV MOVIES TV MOVIES TV MOVIES TV MOVIES TV MOVIES TV MOVIES TV MOVIES TV MOVIES TV MOVIES 

(Not TV movies, of course, but movies and TV shows -- and TV movies if it comes to that. Mostly I only list TV shows when I've tackled an entire season at once or reappraising an entire series after it's over This doesn't really capture my ongoing watching of current TV.)

1. All The King's Men (1949) ** 1/2 
2. The Big Lebowski (1998) *** 1/2 
3. Coming To America (1988) ** 1/2 
4. Raising Arizona (1987) *** 1/2 
5. Spaceballs (1987) ** 
6. My Best Friend's Wedding ***/ 
7. 


THEATER CONCERTS THEATER CONCERTS THEATER CONCERTS THEATER CONCERTS THEATER CONCERTS THEATER CONCERTS THEATER CONCERTS
(The names after the shows are the people who joined me at the performance.)

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Updated as of  January 16, 2023 

TV and Film Must Watch List

IRA BEST OF THE YEAR PICKS 


2023 (It's never too soon) 

THE BEASTS (GM) (limbo) 
    (French eco-thriller) 

PILGRIMS (MG) (Oscar hopeful for Lithuania; release in the future) 
    Quiet Lithuanian drama about the aftermath of violence 



2022 

AFTERSUN  (MG) (theaters, rental)  
    (Paul Mescal drama about divorced dad on holiday w his 11 year old daughter; sad, quiet) 

AFTER YANG (AL) (Showtime, rental) 
    (Dir Kogonada, dir of Columbus, TV series Pachinko; drama about A.I. robot)

APOLLO 10 1/2  (AL) (Netflix) 
    (Dir Rick Linklater's childhood reminiscence; it's a g-dd-mn cartoon!) 

APPLES (MG, AL, GM, AR, GR) (MUBI, rental)
    (Greek drama) 

THE AUTOMAT  (AD) (HBO Max, Kanopy, KinoNow, TCM, rental) 
     (doc on NYC quick and easy food institution; my mom went there in the 1950s)

THE BALCONY MOVIE  (GR) (MUBI) 
    (Lockdown doc; chatting with people...from their balcony) 

THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN (MG, HK, MGS) (HBO Max, theatrical, rental) 
    (Latest Martin McDonagh film)

THE CATHEDRAL (AL)  (MUBI, rental)
    drama thru eyes of a boy

COW (GM, GR)  (AMC+, rental)
    (Andrea Arnold doc on cow) 

EMILY THE CRIMINAL  (AD, MG, GR, MGS) (Netflix) 
    (Aubrey Plaza student debt film) 

EO  (AD, HK) (theatrical)  
    (donkey movie) 

EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE  (MG, HK, GM, AR) (Showtime, rental)  
    (Michelle Yeoh multiverse) 
 
FRANCE (GM)  (Criterion, rental) 
    (Bruno Dumont  w Lèa Seydoux as celeb journalist) 

GEORGE CARLIN'S AMERICAN DREAM (GM) (HBO Max) 
    (doc on comedy legend)

GREAT FREEDOM (AD, MG, HK, AL) (MUBI, rental) 
    (German gay prison drama)

GUILLERMO DEL TORO'S PINOCCHIO (AD, MG, HK) (Netflix) 
    (Fascist setting for dark fairy tale classic) 

HAPPENING (MG, AL) (AMC+, rental) 
     (French period abortion drama, pun intended)

HOLY SPIDER  (GM) (theatrical) 
    (Iranian drama about journalist tracking serial killer who targets sex workers) 

IN FRONT OF YOUR FACE (AL, GR) (rental) 
    (Hong Sang-Soo latest; his 26th film)

KURT VONNEGUT: UNSTUCK IN TIME (GM)  (Hulu, rental) 
    (Doc on writer) 

LAST FLIGHT HOME  (GM) (Paramount+, rental) 
    (doc on end of life decision)

THE LAST MOVIE STARS  (MG) (HBO Max)
    (doc on Paul Newman/Joanne Woodward) 

LOST ILLUSIONS  (AL, MGS)  (MUBI, rental) 
    (historical romp based on Balzac novel) 

LOVING HIGHSMITH  (HK, AL)  (Kanopy, rental) 
    (Doc on Patricia Highsmith) 

MEMORIA (GR)  (city by city road show release around the country in 2022/2023)
    (Tilda Swinton in dir Apichatpong Weerasethakul)

THE MENU (AO, MGS) (theatrical, HBO Max, rental) 
    (drama w Ralph Fiennes as chef at fancy restaurant; alternate Twilight Zone title: To Serve The 1%)

MOONAGE DAYDREAM (GM) (theatrical, rental) 
    (fever dream of a doc on Bowie) 

MR. BACHMAN AND HIS CLASS (MG, AL)  (MUBI) 
    (German doc on teacher and students) 

NAVALNY (GM) (HBO Max) 
    doc on Russian political prisoner Alexey Navalny) 

NITRAM (AL, GM) (Hulu, AMC+, rental)
    (Aussie flick by dir Justin Kurzel of Snowtown, Macbeth w Fassbender) 

NOPE (AD, AL, AO, MGS) (Peacock, rental)
    (Jordan Peele flick) 

PETITE MAMAN (AD, MG, HK, AL, AO, GR) (Hulu, Kanopy, rental)
    (Dir Celine Sciamma's latest)  
 
PLEASURE (MG, AL, GM) (Showtime, FUBO, rental) 
    (Sundance film about woman entering adult film industry)  

THE QUIET GIRL (GR) (theaters) 
    (Irish drama set in 1981 with little girl sent to live amidst foster family) 

"SR." (AD) (Netflix) 
    (Doc on Robert Downey Sr.)  

THE TERRITORY (HK, MG, GM) (Disney+)
    (doc on indigenous people in Brazilian Amazon) 

THE TSUGUA DIARIES (GR) (MUBI, rental) 
    (Portuguese film about moviemaking from dir Miguel Gomez) 

TURNING RED (MG) (Disney+) 
    (Pixar allegory for puberty with 13 year old girl turning into giant red panda when excited) 

THE U.S. AND THE HOLOCAUST (AD, MG, HK, GM, MS) (DirecTV, PBS.org, reruns on PBS) 
    (Ken Burns doc --what the U.S. knew and when, what it did and mostly failed to do) 

VENGEANCE (Al, AO, JS) (Amazon Prime, rental) 
    (offbeat film frm B.J. Novak of The Office, who wrote, directed and stars) 

WATCHER  (AL) (AMC+, DirecTV, rental) 
    (Bucharest serial killer)

THE WHALE  (AL) (theater) 
    (Darren Aronovsky w Brendan Fraser) 

WOMEN TALKING (AO, MGS) (theaters) 
    (Sarah Polley directed ensemble; men suck) 

THE WONDER (AR) ((Netflix) 
    (French period religious drama) 




IRA VIEWING GUIDE BY STREAMER -- STUFF YOU MIGHT WANT TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING WHAT TO WATCH NEXT. I.E. A STREAMER-BY-STREAMER GUIDE TO IRA-FRIENDLY FARE 



AMAZON PRIME 


2022 

Argentina, 1985 (Oscar hopeful about lawyers battling military dictatorship in 1980s) 
Catherine Called Birdy (Amazon) 
Dog (Chaninng Tatum) (Amazon) 
Good Nght Oppy (Mars rover doc) (Amazon) 
The Sound of 007 (Bond music doc) (Amazon) 
Til Kingdom Come (doc on Kentucky evangelicals loving Israel) (spoiler alert -- Jews still aren't saved)


Annika S1 (Amazon Prime/PBS) 
The English S1 (Emily Blunt Western miniseries)
Friday Night Dinner (2011 sitcom) (Amazon Prime) 
The Kids In The Hall (Amazon Prime) 
Undone (S1 and S2)





2021 
Attica (Amazon Prime, Showtime) 
The Electrical Life Of Louis Wain (Amazon) 
Joji (Amazon) 
Mayor Pete (doc) (Amazon) 
My Name Is Pauli Murray (Amazon) 
Val (Val Kilmer doc) (Amazon) 

TV:
Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas (Amazon) (1976) 
Invincible S1 animated (Amazon) 
The Underground Railroad S1 (Amazon)


2020 

Banana (Amazon) 
Beats (Amazon Prime, MUBI) 
Blow The Man Down (Amazon) mys
Boys (Amazon) 
Cucumber (Amazon) 
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (Netflix) 
Pride (Amazon) 
Route One/USA (Amazon/Ovid) 
Saint Frances (Starz/Amazon) 
The Surrogate (Starz/Amazon, rental) 
Sylvie's Love jazz romance (Amazon) 



AMC 


2022 

Happening (AMC+, Hulu and rental) 
Hold Your Fire (hostage negotiation doc) (AMC+ and rental) 
Watcher (serial killer in Bucharest) (AMC+, rental) 

Better Call Saul (AMC+) 
That Dirty Black Bag S1 (AMC+) 
This Is Going To Hurt S1 (AMC+) 


2021 

TV: 
The North Water S1 (AMC)



APPLE + 


2022 

The Big Con (Apple TV+) 
Cha Cha Real Smooth (Apple+) 
The Girl and the Spider (for rent on Apple+) 
In Front Of Your Face (for rent on Apple+) 
Louis Armstrong's Black and Blues (Apple+) 

Pachinko S1 (Apple+) 
Severance S1 (Apple+) 
Shining Girls S1 (Apple+) 
Slow Horses S1 (Apple+) 

2021 

Roadrunner (rental only) 
The Truffle Hunters ($1 rental) 


TV: 
For All Mankind (Apple + series) 
Girlfriends (1978 movie $4 rental) 
Mythic Quest S2 (Apple+) 
71: The Year That Music Changed Everything (eight part doc) (Apple+) 
Ted Lasso (Apple+ series) 


2020 

Beastie Boys Story (Apple+) 
Greyhound (WW II film, Tom Hanks) (Apple+) 
On The Rocks (Bill Murray, Sofia Coppola) (Apple+) 



BRITBOX 

2022 

Sherwood (S1 crime drama) 



CRITERION 


2022 

France (Bruno Dumont)
Hive 
Neptune Frost Afro-futurist musical (Criterion, Kanopy) 
A Night Of Knowing Nothing (Criterion) 
Pyaasa (1957 Indian classic) 


NOTABLE FILMS 2021-PAST

Bacurau (Criterion/Kanopy; rental elsewhere) 
Cane River (1982 lost film) (Kanopy, Criterion) 
Compensation (1999, never released theatrically)
Pink Narcissus (Criterion) 
Searching For Mr. Rugoff (GM, JS) (NYC film exhibition doc) (Criterion, rental) 
This Is Not A Burial, It's A Resurrection (also rental) 
Vitalina Varela (Criterion) 
You Will Die At Twenty (Criterion) 
Zombie Child (French flick, Criterion) 



DISCOVERY+ 

2022 

Last Exit: Space (by Werner Herzog's son) (Discovery +) 



DISNEY+ 


2022 

Chip 'N' Dale: Rescue Rangers
Fire Of Love (volcano doc) (Disney+) 
The Territory (Disney+) 
Turning Red 

Bluey S3
Moon Knight S1

2021

Becoming Cousteau (Disney+) 
The Rescue (Thai cave doc) (Disney+) 


TV: 
Loki S1 (Disney+) 
The Muppet Show (Disney+) Feb 19 
[S1E5 (Rita Moreno) S2E8 (Steve Martin) S3E7 (Alice Cooper) S4E24 (Diana Ross) S5E15 (Carol Burnett) ] 
WandaVision S1


2020 

Soul (Disney +) 



FREEFORM 

2022 



2021 

TV: 
Cruel Summer S1 (Freeform) 



FUBO 

2022 

After Yang (FUBO and Showtime) 
Hit The Road (dir son of Panahi) (FUBO, Kanpoy, Showtime, rental) 
Montana Story (Fubo, Showtime and rental) 

2021 

Attica (Fubo and Showtime) 
Everything's Gonna Be Okay (LGBT series) 



fX 

2022 

Atlanta ((fX) 
The Bear S1 (fx) 


2021 

TV:  
Reservation Dogs (S1) (fX)



HBO MAX 


2022 

The Batman (HBO Max) 
George Carlin's American Dream (HBO Max) 
Julia S1 (HBO Max) 
Kimi (Soderbergh w Zoe Kravitz) (HBO Max) 
The Last Movie Stars (6 part doc on Newman and Woodward) (HBO Max)
Limbo (HBO Max Alonso Duralde) 
Menudo: Forever Young (HBO Max)
Navalny (doc) (HBO Max) 
Rothaniel (Jerrod Carmichael comedy special) 
38 At The Garden (Jeremy Lin doc) 

TV: 

Batman: The Animated Series (HBO Max) 
Euphoria S1 and 2 (HBO Max) 
Hacks S1 and 2 (HBO Max series) 
The Industry (HBO) 
The Last Movie Stars (6 part doc on Newman and Woodward) (HBO Max)
Minx (comedy about female erotica mag in 1970s) 
My Brilliant Friend S1-3 (HBO Max) 
The Rehearsal S1 (HBO Max) 
The Sex Lives of College Girls (S1-3) 
We Own This City (from many behind The Wire)


2021 

 
Listening To Kenny G (HBO Max) 
Nightmare Alley (HBO Max, Hulu) 
No Sudden Move (Soderbergh) HBO Max 
Tina (doc on Turner) (HBO) 


TV: 
Betty (HBO Max series) 
A Black Lady Sketch Show S1 (HBO Max) 
Exterminate All The Brutes 4 part doc (HBO Max) 
The Investigation S1 (HBO, Swedish) 
It's A Sin (HBO Max miniseries) 
Love Life S1 (HBO, guy from The Good Place) 
Mare Of Easttown S1 (HBO Max series) 
The Other Two S2 (HBO, Justin Bieber-like guy and his mom) 
South Side comedy (HBO Max) 
Station Eleven (HBO) 
Succession (S1-3) (HBO) 
The Other Two S1-2 (HBO) 
Veneno S1 (HBO Max) 
The White Lotus (HBO Max) 



2020 

American Utopia (HBO Max) 
Emma (HBO Max) 
Let Them All Talk (HBO Max) 
On The Record (HBO Max) 
We Are Who We Are (HBO Max)
Wonder Woman 1984 (HBO Max) 





HULU 

2022 

Beba (Hulu and rental) 
Benediction (Terence Davies) (Hulu)
Changing The Game (doc on high school trans athletes) (Hulu)
Good Luck To You, Leo Grande (Hulu) 
Happening (Hulu, AMC+, rental)  
Nitram (Hulu, AMC+, rental) 
Petite Maman (Hulu)
Stars at Noon (Claire Denis) (Hulu)  

The Bear S1 and 2 (Hulu) 
Reservation Dogs S1 and 2 (Hulu) 
Welcome To Flatch S1 and S2 (Paul Feig) (Hulu) 


2021 

All Light, Everywhere doc on bias (Hulu, rental) 
Bergman Island (Hulu) 
The First Wave (covid doc) (Hulu) 
Homeroom (doc) (Hulu) 
I'm Your Man (Hulu) 
The Killing Of Two Lovers (Hulu, rental) 
New Order (HULU, rental)  
Nightmare Alley (HBO Max, Hulu) 
Pig (Hulu) 
Saint Maud (Hulu, Paramount+)
Swan Song (Hulu) 
The Truffle Hunters (Hulu) 
Undine (Hulu, rental) 


TV: 
Freaks & Geeks S1 (Hulu) 
In My Skin S1 and 2 (Hulu) 
Only Murders in The Building S1 (Hulu) 


2020

After Parkland (DOC) (Hulu)  
Beach Rats (Hulu) 
Everything's Going To Be Okay (Hulu) 
Farewell Amor (Hulu) 
Please Like Me (Hulu) 
Premature (Hulu) 
The Secrets We Keep (Hulu)
Tesla (Hulu)






KANOPY 


2022 

Ali & Ava (Kanopy, rental) 
Hello, Bookstore doc (Kanopy, Roku, rental) 
Hit The Road ((dir son of Panahi) (FUBO, Kanpoy, Showtime, rental) 
Hive 
I Was At Home, But....
Neptune Frost (Criterion, Kanopy) 


2021 


2020 

Bacurau (Criterion/Kanopy; rental elsewhere) 
Cane River (1982 lost film) (Kanopy, Criterion)
Tom at the Farm (Kanopy) 


KINONOW 

2022

The Automat (doc) 
Darryl Jones: In The Blood (doc on Rolling Stones bassist) 
Hello, Bookstore (doc) (KinoNow) 
Hold Me Tight (dir Mathieu Almaric)
Love, Charlie (doc on chef's rise and fall) 
Murina (Croatian, endorsed and prod by Scorsese) 
Til Kingdom Come (doc on Kentucky evangelicals loving Israel) (spoiler alert -- Jews still aren't saved)



MUBI 

2022 

Apples (Greek drama) (MUBI) 
The Balcony Movie (lockdown doc chatting w people from balcony) (MUBI) 
The Box (Venezuela Oscar submission) (MUBI) 
Decision To Leave (K thriller) (MUBI as of Dec 9) 
Free Chol Soo Lee ((K doc on trial injustice) (MUBI) 
Great Freedom (German gay prison) 
Intregalde (Rom drama) (MUBI) 
Lingui: The Sacred Bonds (MUBI, rental) played Cannes 
Lost Illusions (French costume drama, award winner) (MUBI) 
Moneyboys (Taiwanese rent boy drama) (MUBI) 
Mr. Bachmann and His Class doc (MUBI) 
Petite Maman (MUBI) 
Playground (French film, 7 year old girls) (MUBI) 
Taming The Garden (doc) (MUBI) 
This Much I Know To Be True (Nick Cave doc) (MUBI)
Wet Sand (Georgian drama) (MUBI) 


Time To Love (1965 Turkish film, restoration) (MUBI) 
Zama (2017) (MUBI) 



2021 

Azor (MUBI) 
Beginnings (Georgian Oscar entry) (MUBI) 
Days (MUBI) 
Labyrinth Of Cinema (MUBI) 
Luzzu (MUBI) 
A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence (MUBI) 
State Funeral (MUBI, rental via Apple) 
Sweet Thing (MUBI, Hoopla, rental) 


2020 

Beats (Amazon Prime, MUBI) 
Beyond Clueless (2014 doc on film Clueless) (MUBI) 
Citadel (short by John Smith) MUBI 
Dead Pigs (Feb 12; dir of Birds Of Prey) (MUBI) 
Meanwhile On Earth (doc on funeral homes)
Overseas (Filipino nannies doc) (MUBI)  
Spring Night Summer Night (1967) 
White On White (MUBI)





NETFLIX 

2022 

All Quiet On The Western Front (German) (Netflix)
Apollo 10 1/2 (Linklater animated) 
Athena (French drama from dir of Les Miserables) 
Descendant (doc on recovery of slave ship in Mobile AL) (Netflix)
Downfall: The Case Against Boeing (doc) (Netflix)
Emily The Criminal (Aubrey Plaza) (Netflix) 
Gangubai Kathiawadi (Netflix) 
Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio (Netflix) 
Hustle (Adam Sandler sports) (Netflix) 
Is That Black Enough For You? (doc on black cinema) (Netflix) 
Killing Them Softly (Dominik from 2012) 
RRR (Netflix) 
"Sr." (Downey doc) (Netflix) 
The Swimmers (Netflix) 
13: The Musical 
White Hot: The Rise & Fall Of Abercrombie & Fitch 
The Wonder (French religious period drama) (Netflix) 

Residue (from 2020) 


Break Point (tennis doc) (Netflix) 
Heartstopper S1 
Trial by Fire S1 


2021 

The Alpinist (Netflix) 
A Cop Movie (Mexican doc/mock) (Netflix) 
Crack: Cocaine, Corruption and Conspiracy (Netflix) 
The Disciple (Netflix) 
Pray Away (Netflix doc) 
Procession (church abuse doc) (Netflix) 
7 Prisoners (Netflix) 
The Sparks Brothers (Netflix, rental) 


TV: 

Al Rawabi School For Girls S1 Jordan high school drama (Netflix) 
Hometown Cha Cha Cha S1 rom-com from K (Netflix)
Lupin S1 AND S2 (Netflix) 
Maid (miniseries) (Netflix) 
Pretend It's A City S1 (Netflix) 
Squid Game S1 (Netflix) 
We The People S1 a la Schoolhouse Rock (Netflix)  


2020 

Bounding (Netflix) 
Circus of Books (porn shop doc) (Netflix)  
Grand Army S1 (Netflix) 
Handsome Devil (Netflix) 
I Care A Lot (Netflix) 
I'm Thinking Of Ending Things (Netflix) 
Nobody Knows I'm Here (Jorge Garcia) (Netflix) 
A Sun (Taiwan) (Netflix) 
The Trial Of The Chicago 7 (Netflix) 
Yes God Yes (Netflix) 
Your Name Engraved Herein (Netflix) 



PARAMOUNT+ 

2022 

Confess, Fletch (Paramount+) 
Honor Society (High school caper) (Paramount+) 
Last Flight Home (doc on end of life decision) (GM) (Paramount+) 
Love, Tom (doc on Nashville songwriter) (Paramount+) 
Three Months (Troye Sivan) (Paramount+) 
Wasteland (sewage doc) (Paramount+) 


The Mayor of Kingstown S1 (Paramount+)

2021 

Ascension (China doc) (Paramount+) 
Bring Your Own Brigade (Paramount+) 
Saint Maud (Hulu, Paramount+)




PEACOCK 

2023 


Poker Face S1 (Columbo-like mys series)


2022 

Brian and Charles (inventor) (Peacock) 
Mrs. Harris Goes To Paris (Peacock) 
Nope (Peacock, rental) 
The Northman (Peacock, rental) 
She Said (Peacock, sale, theater) 
Vengeance (Peacock, rental) 

2021

We Are Lady Parts S1 (Peacock) 


PLEX 

2022 

Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road doc (Plex, rental)



ROKU 

2022 

Hello, Bookstore doc (Kanopy, Roku, rental) 


Sherlock Holmes (TV series)  


SHOWTIME 

2022 

After Yang (FUBO and Showtime) 
Everything Everywhere All at Once (Showtime, rental) 
Hit The Road ((dir son of Panahi) (FUBO, Kanpoy, Showtime, rental) 
Montana Story (Fubo, Showtime and rental) 
We Need To Talk About Cosby (Showtime) 


Yellowjackets S1 


2021 

Cusp (summer for teen girl military brats doc) (Showtime) 


2020 

Relic (horror) (Showtime, rental) 
Shithouse (Showtime, rental for $7) 
La Verite/The Truth (Showtime, rental)



STARZ 

2021 

Nine Days (Starz, also rental on Apple for $6) 



YOUTUBE 

2021 

Life In A Day 2020 (crowd-sourced doc about day in life)



THE FILM DETECTIVE (FREE APP) 

Arthur Wontner -- numerous Sherlock Holmes movies


 


THEATERS OR AVAILABLE TO RENT OR IN LIMBO


2022 

Aftersun (Paul Mescal drama) (theater)
All The Beauty and the Bloodshed (theater) 
The Beasts (French eco-drama) (limbo) 
Bodies Bodies Bodies (written by Wolves playwright) horror flick
Close (Belgium heart breaker little boys) (limbo) 
Corsage (Austrian bio of royal) (limbo) 
The Duke (rental) 
EO (theater) 
The Eternal Daughter (online purchase) 
Funny Pages (coming of age) (rental)
Holy Spider (Denmark religious thriller) (limbo) 
Lowndes County and the Road to Black Power (doc on SNCC in Alabama) (rental) 
Marcel The Shell With Shoes On (rental) 
Miracol/Miracle (Romanian film) (rental) 
My Donkey, My Lover & I (rental) 
Onoda: 10,000 Nights In The Jungle (limbo)
El Otro Tom (rental) 
The Quiet Girl (limbo) 
Riotsville, USA (doc on military response to racial unrest) (rental) 
Saint Omer (French courtroom drama) (theater) 
The Story of Film: A New Generation (doc) (rental) 
Tantura (Israeli doc on war crimes of 19948) (rental) 
Three Minutes: A Lengthening (Holocaust doc on snippet of footage) (rental) 
To Leslie (rental) 
You Won't Be Alone (Macedonia, woman accused of being witch) (rental) 


2021 


All Light, Everywhere (surveillance doc) (Hulu; rental) 
The Alpinist (Netflix)  
Ascension (Paramount+)
Attica (Amazon Prime, Showtime) 
Benedetta (Verhoeven nun flick) (Hulu, rental) 
The Card Counter (rental) 
Days (MUBI) 
The Eyes Of Tammy Faye (for Jessica Chastain esp) (HBO Max, rental)
14 Peaks (doc) 
John and the Hole (rental at Amazon Google YouTube etc) 
The Killing Of Two Lovers (Hulu, rental) 
Labyrinth Of Cinema (MUBI) 
The Most Beautiful Boy In The World (rental) 
Nightmare Alley (HBO Max, Hulu) 
Nine Days (Starz, also rental on Apple for $6) 
No Sudden Move (HBO Max) 
7 Prisoners (Netflix) 
The Souvenir Part II (rent on Spectrum; purchase elsewhere) 
The Strong Ones (Chilean queer) (rental) 
The Tender Bar (Amazon) 
Undine (Hulu, rental) 
Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy (by director of Drive My Car) (rental)

Rentals: this means a movie is widely available to rent for $4 or so via Apple, Amazon, etc.




2021 

Identifying Features (rental) 
I'm Your Man (rental) 
I Was A Simple Man (rental) 
Little Girl (trans doc) (rental) 
The Lost Leonardo (art doc) (rental) 
Mass (rental) 
Minyan queer may dec (rental) 
No Ordinary Man (Billy Tipton trans doc) (rental) 
Old Henry (rental) 
Philly D.A. 8 part pbs doc (Topic streamer) 




2020 

American Utopia (HBO Max) 
Assassins (rental doc) 
Beats (MUBI, Amazon) 
The Painted Bird (Hulu) 
The Platform (Netflix) 
Route One/USA (Amazon/Ovid) 
Two Of Us (rental) 
La Verite/The Truth ((FUBO, Showtime, DirecTV, rental on YouTube for $4, Amazon for $7) 
Vitalina Varela (Criterion) 
Young Ahmed (Dardenne film) (Criterion, Kanopy, rental) 



CHRISTMAS MOVIES 

Klaus (animated) (Netflix) 
The Match Factory Girl (Criterion) 
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (horror-ish) (Hulu, Peacock) 
Tokyo Godfathers (animated) (rental) 


MOVIES 2019 TO SEE

All Is Well (Netflix)
Anthropocene: The Human century (Kanopy)
Arctic
Asako I and II
Ash Is Purest White
The Beach Bum
The Brink (Hulu) (Steve Bannon film)
The Burial of Kojo
The Chambermaid (Starz/Amazon)
The Competition (French doc on entry to film school)
Diane (Hulu)
The Edge Of Democracy (Brazil docu) (Netflix)
Everybody Knows (Ashgar Farhadi) (Netflix)
Fast Color
The Gospel Of Eureka
High Flying Bird (Netflix)
The Hottest August (Roku channel, Amazon fee)
I Lost My Body (Netflix)
Jay Myself (doc)
The Kingdom (Netflix  K period zombie)
Klaus (Netflix)
The Laundromat (Netflix)
The Lighthouse
Light Of My Life
Little Woods
Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool
Missing Link (Netflix)
One Child Nation (Amazon)
One Cut Of The Dead (Jap zombie) (Amazon, maybe)
Permanent Green Light (Dennis Cooper) (Kanopy)
Rojo
Rolling Thunder Revue (Netflix)
Shadow (wuxia by Zhang Yimou) (Netflix) 
Slut In A Good Way (Amazon)
Sorry Angel (French gay; Honore) (rental Amazon Apple)
Sunset (dir Nemez) (Starz/Amazon)
Thunder Soul (2010 doc)
Too Late To Die Young (Criterion Kanopy)
Transit (Amazon)
Two Plains and a Fancy (Amazon, Kanopy)
Under The Silver Lake (Amazon)
The Wild Pear Tree (Nuri Bilge Ceylon)
Woman at War (Hulu)



MOVIES 2018 STILL TO SEE

Araby
The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs
Ben Is Back
Bisbee '17 (doc)
Bodied
The Cakemaker
Crime and Punishment (doc)
Custody
Don't Worry,  He Won't Get Far On Foot
El Angel
Everybody Knows
The Green Fog (Guy Maddin)
The Guilty
Happy As Lazzaro
The Insult
Jane Fonda in Five Acts (doc)
Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992 (John Ridley)
Nico, 1988
Reversing Roe (Netflix doc)
A Simple Favor
Skate Kitchen
Sollers Point
Stan and Ollie
The Third Murder (Kore-eda film)
Thoroughbreds
Vazante
Western
You Were Never Really Here
Zama


2017

Lost In Paris (rental, by people behind L'iceberg) 


1980s etc MOVIES TO WATCH/REWATCH for IRAS

Berlin Alexanderplatz (Criterion)
Cutter's Way (Pluto w ads)
The Elephant Man (Amazon rent)
The Last Metro (Truffaut) (Criterion/Kanopy)
Lola (Fassbinder) (Criterion)
Marjoe (Amazon? Vudu Roku? )
Mon Oncle d'Amerique (Criterion)
The Night Of Shooting Stars (Amazon rent)
A Passage To India (Amazon rent)
Raising Arizona (Starz/Amazon)
S.O.B. (Amazon rent)
Taxi Zum Klo (Pantaflix rent)
They All Laughed
The Vanishing (Criterion)
Videodrome (Amazon rent)
The Whole Shootin' Match (70s) Amazon




RECENT-ISH TV SHOWS NEED TO SEE

Adventure Time (Hulu)
American Crime (three seasons, ABC) (Netflix)
The Americans (Amazon)
American Vandal (Netflix)
America To Me (Starz doc)
AP Bio (Hulu)
Archer (Hulu)
Avatar: The Last Airbender (Amazon?)
Babylon Berlin (Netflix) 
Better Call Saul (Netflix)
Betty (HBO) skating boarding chicks 
Big Mouth (Netflix animated)
Blackadder (Amazon and Hulu)
Black Mirror (Netflix)
Blue Planet II (BBC America)
Bodyguard (Netflix)
Bojack Horseman (Netflix)
The Bridge (Hulu)
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (NBC) 
The Bureau (French TV thriller, five seasons) (Amazon) 
Casa de los Flores aka House of Flowers (Netflix)
La Casa De Papel aka Money Heist (Netflix)
Crashing UK w Phoebe Waller-Bridges (Netflix)
Dark (German Stranger Things on Netflix)
Das Boot (Hulu)
Dickinson (Apple)
Drew Michael (HBO standup, no audience)
Elite (Netflix high school drama, Spain)
The Half of It (Netflix teen Cyrano Asian)
Los Espookys (HBO)
Euphoria (HBO)
Fargo (Hulu)
Fauda (Israeli-Palestinian) (Netflix)
F1: Drive To Survive (Netflix)
Forever (Amazon)
GLOW (Netflix) 
The Great (Hulu w Nicolas Hoult Russian period) 
Hannah Gadsby Douglas (watch Nannette first) (Netflix) 
Happy Valley (Netflix)
Homecoming (Amazon)
The House of Flowers (La Casa de las Flores, Mexico) (Netflix)
I Know This Much is True (HBO) 
I May Destroy you (HBO) 
Insecure (HBO)
I Think You Should Leave (Netflix)
Kidding (Showtime)
Kid Gorgeous at Radio City: John Mulaney stand up (Netflix)
The Kominsky Method (Netflix)
The Leftovers (HBO)
Letterkennny (Hulu)
The Little Drummer Girl (Amazon?)
Lodge 49 (Hulu)
Mira, Royal Detective (Disney Channel)
Money Heist aka La Casa De Papel (Netflix)
Moone Boy (Irish Wonder Years)(Hulu)
Mr Inbetween (Amazon) 
Mrs America (Hulu w Cate Blanchett as Phyllis Schaffly) 
Mum (Britbox, Amazon)
My Brilliant Friend (HBO)
Nanette: Hannah Gadsby standup (Netflix)
Nathan For You (Comedy Central) 
Never Have I Ever (mindy Kaling high school comedy) (Netflix) 
The Other Two (gay, Comedy Central)
Our Boys (HBO) 
Outer Banks (Netflix, Aussie teens Pogues, dawson's creek) 
Patriot (spy guitar) (Amazon)
Pen15 (Hulu)
Perpetual Grace LTD (creators of Patriot) (Epix)
Please Like Me (Irish gay, mother attempted suicide etc) Hulu
Ramy (Muslim American) (Hulu)
Random Acts Of Flyness (HBO)
Rectify (Sundance) 
Red Oaks (Amazon, country club tennis 80s) 
Rick And Morty (Cartoon Network/Adult Swim) (Hulu)
Russian Doll (Netflix)
Salt Fat Acid Heat (Netflix cooking show)
Sex Education (Netflix, Asa Butterfield, Gillian Anderson)
Shangri-La Rick Rubin doc (Showtime)
Sherman's Showcase (Hulu)
Silicon Valley (HBO)
Six By Sondheim (HBO)
Sorry For Your Loss (Facebook Watch)
Steven Universe (Cartoon Network)
The Story Of Minglan (Chinese drama on YouTube)
Succession (HBO)
Tamborine: Chris Rock special (Netflix)
The Terror (AMC)
This Close (Sundance)
This Is England (Amazon)
Tig Notaro: Happy to be Here standup (Netflix)
The Trip (rentable) 
Truth Seekers (Amazon, Simon Pegg) 
Unbelievable (Netflix)
The Untamed (Netflix)
Veep (HBO)
The Vicar of Dibley (BritBox Amazon)
The Vietnam War (Amazon)
Warrior (Cinemax)
Watchmen (HBO)
What We Do In The Shadows (Hulu)
When They See Us (Netflix Ava DuVernay)
Wild Wild Country (Netflix doc)
Years and Years (HBO)



VINTAGE SHOWS I NEED TO SEE FOR THE FIRST TIME
OR RE-WATCH (BECAUSE IT'S BEEN SO LONG)

Alan Partridge
An American Family (1973 PBS documentary)
Anne Of Green Gables (1985)
The Avengers
Baseball (Ken Burns)
Blackadder
Brassed Off
Broken Trail (2006 TV movie)
Buffalo Bill
Civilization
Cosmos
Danger UXB
The Day After
Eleanor and Franklin
Elizabeth R
Gulliver's Travels (1996 miniseries)
Jazz (Ken Burns)
The Kids In The Hall (1988 sketch)
The Jewel In The Crown
Leonard Bernstein's Young People's Concerts
Mr. Show
The Paper Chase
Party Down
Planet Earth
Reilly: Ace Of Spies
The Rockford Files/Maverick
S.C.T.V. (1976 sketch) 
Sherlock Holmes (starring Ronald Howard from 1954, on Roku) 
Shogun
Sons Of Anarchy
St. Elsewhere (1982 drama)
Tattingers (1988 light drama)
Victory At Sea
The Waltons (1971 drama)
The World At War
World on a Wire (Fassbender TV four hours, Criterion) 


BEST OF ALL-TIME TO WATCH (OR REWATCH) LIST 

Cluny Brown (Criterion)
Imitation Of Life (rental) 
Marnie (Criterion) 


Aguirre, Wrath Of God (rental, Apple Amazon) 
All That Jazz 
L'avventura (HBO Max, Criterion) 
Bāhubali: The Beginning (2015) (Netflix) 
Beau Travail (Criterion) 
The Big Lebowski (rental Apple Amazon) 
A Brighter Summer Day (Criterion) 
Chungking Express (Criterion) 
Cluny Brown (Criterion)
Come and See (Klimov) 
Cutter's Way (rental Apple Amazon) 
A Day In The Country aka Partie de campagne (HBO Max, Criterion) 
Design For Living (TCM) 
Germany Year Zero (HBO Max, Criterion) 
The Hitch-Hiker (Amazon, Kanopy) 
In Bruges (rental Apple Amazon) 
Intentions Of Murder (Criterion) 
Journey To Italy (HBO Max, Criterion, Kanopy) 
Lagaan: Once Upon A Time in India (Netflix)
Lipstick (Apple rental) 
Lola Montes (HBO Max, Criterion) 
The Long Goodbye (Altman)
La Maman et al Putain 
The Marquise of O (Apple rental) 
Mary and Max (Criterion)
Mirror (Tarkovsky, 1974) (Criterion)
The Night Porter (HBO Max, Criterion) 
Los Olvidados 
Only Angels Have Wings (rental Apple Amazon)
Persona (HBO Max, Criterion) 
Shaun Of The Dead (rental Apple Amazon)
Solaris (Tarkovsky) 
Stalker (Tarkovsky) 
Story Of Women (Criterion)
Such A Pretty Little Beach 
3 Women (Altman) 
Touki Bouki (HBO Max, Criterion) 
Vagabond) 
Wanda (Criterion)
A Woman Under The Influence 





BookFilter Reading List

AFRICA

Africa is Not A Country -- reportage 
After Lives by Abdulrazak Gurnah 
Ah, But Your Land Is Beautiful by Alan Paton 
Born A Crime Trevor Noah 
Diamonds Gold and War: The British, the Boers and the Making of SA by Martin Meredith 
A History Of South Africa by Leonard Thompson 
The Inheritors -- decades spanning nonfiction on South Africa 
I Write What I Like: Selected Writings of Stephen Biko 
The Plot To Save South Africa -- history 


The Covenant by James Michener *** 1/2 
Cry, The Beloved Country by Alan Paton **** 
Jock of the Bushveld by J. Percy FitzPatrick *** 
July's People by Nadine Gordimer *** 
Kaffir Boy by Mark Mathabane *** 
The Scramble for Africa by Thomas Pakenham *** 1/2 
The Steam Pig by James McClure *** 1/2 
The Story of An African Farm by Olive Schreiner ***  
When The Lion Feeds by Wilbur Smith **




MUST READS

An African Millionaire 
At Freddie's by Penelope Fitzgerald 
Beeswing by Richard Thompson 
Burmese Days by George Orwell 
Charles Portis Collected LOA 
City Of Quartz by Mike Davis 
Hotel Splendide by Ludwig Bemelmans
The Jazz Standards by Ted Gioia (second edition) 
Legacy of Violence -- history of British Empire by Pulitzer Prize winner 
Less Is Lost by Andrew Sean Greer  
Memoirs Of A Midget
Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov 
Revelator by Daryl Gregory author of Spoonbenders, 1930s bootleggers in TN
The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida (Booker winner) 
Shy Mary Rodgers memoir w Jesse Green 
Sing Unburied Sing litfic 
The Swimmers by Julie Otsuka 
Touba: And The Meaning Of The Night by Shahrnush Parispur, Iranian novelist 
Winter in Wartime by Jan terlouw YA WW II NYRB


NYT BEST BOOKS OF 2022

The Candy House by Jennifer Egan 




JANUARY 2023

1-3-2023 

THEATER MUSIC FIC The Piano Tuner by Taiwanese writer

MYS CLASSIC Penguin Pool Murder -- teacher sleuth OTTO 



1-10-2023

LITFC CLIMATE The Deluge by Stephen Markley 

YA LGBT ROYALTY A Tale Of Two Princes


1-17-2023 

LITFIC The Shards by Brett Easton Ellis 

LITFIC NONFIC GAY A Guest at the Feast by Colm Toibin


1-24-2023 

LGBT FIC The New Life by Tom Crewe 

MYS The Twyford Code kids book mys

PARADE MOVIES HISTORY The Way We Were making of by Robert Hoffler

HISTORY CULTS Waco by Jeff Guinn (author of Jonestown book) 

HISTORY -- Pirate Enlightenment true story of Liberteria 

LGBT FIC YA POC The Minus One Club

WW II FUC THRILLER The Book Spy



1-31-2023 

HISTORY SCIENCE CURR EVENTS Cobalt Red: How the Blood Of the Congo Powers Our Lives


LITFIC BOOKER WINNER INTL INDIA LITFIC Tomb of Sand




FEBRUARY 2023 


2-7-2023

LITFIC POC Stealing by Margaret Verble ***** 

SHOWBIZ CINEMA POC The Black Guy Dies First

POC HISTORY CIVIL RIGHTS Saying It Loud 1966 Black Power

LITFIC Skull Water -- Korean coming of age; great blurbs

THEATER FILM -- Acting Naturally David Thomson on film performances 

THEATER GAY Up With The Sun by Thomas Mallon

HISTORY CRIME An Assassin In Utopia -- Oneida community link to assassination of President Garfield


2-14-2023

HISTORY WAR Fire and Rain nixon Kissinger etc

HISTORICAL FICTION Essex Dogs -- set during 100 years war

MEMOIR NYRB The Story Of A Life Russian classic 

MEMOIR ART MET All the Beauty in the World | Patrick Bringley | 9781982163303 | NetGalley

THEATER LITFIC Playhouse by Richard Bausch mounting of King Lear in comm theater

HISTORY COMICS BIO WW II The American Way a true story 

THEATER MUSIC LGBT YA ISH Always The Almost by Edward Underhill



2-21-2023

THEATER MYS Murder Your Employer by Rupert Holmes

THEATER LITFIC Empty Theatre King Ludwig Empress Sisi by Jac Jemc

MEMOIR SCIENCE HEALTH CARE Code Gray | Farzon A Nahvi | 9781982160296 | NetGalley

CLIMATE RADIO CURR EVENTS The Great Displacement | Jake Bittle | 9781982178253 | NetGalley 

HISTORY CURR EVENTS ECO The Big Myth lie of american capitalism and hating govt



2-28-2023

PARADE MOVIES FIC Jamie MacGillivray by John Sayles

HISTORY UK Empireland by Sathnam Sanghera -- history of UK as forged by imperialism 

NONFIC SELF HELP Win Every Argument


MARCH 2023

3-7-2023 

PARADE YA KIDS Leeva at Last by Sarah Pennypacker, author of Pax 

LGBT ROM  HISTORICAL The Secret Lives of Country Gentlemen | KJ Charles 

THRILLER LGBT Confidence --   queer con artists found NuLife self help group 

MYS CLASSIC A Gentle Murderer by Dorothy Salisbury RELIGION 

MURDER TV FOOD -- The Golden Spoon -- murder at British Bake Off style show

FANTASY The Curator by Owen King cats scholars etc

FANTASY The God Of Endings -- teacher who is vampire 


3-14-2023

PARADE MOVIES HISTORY -- The Way We Were making of book 

SPAIN THRILLER Red Queen first in trilogy

LITFIC FAITH NUNS ROME When In Rome by Liam Callahan

SCI FI SERIES Antimatter Blues by Edward Ashton Mickey7 series

HISTORY GREECE The Shortest History of Greece

CLASSIC REISSUE -- The Best Of Everything by Ronna Jaffe women in the workplace 


3-21-2023

CURR EVENTS FAITH CRISIS The Undertow civil war by Jeff Sharlet 

LITFIC POC FANTASY The Lies Of The Ajungo 96 pages

FAITH SCHOLARSHIP Armageddon by Bart D Ehrman what Revelations really says

SUPERNATURAL WESTERN Lone Women by Victor LaValle set in 1915

FAITH Armageddon by bart D Ehrman 

SPORT PHILOSOPHY All The Time In The World ode to fly fishing



3-28-2023

THEATER LITFIC NYRB HUNGARY The Fawn reissue 

CLASSIC The Girls by Edna Ferber

SHOWBIZ SANDBOX TV MUSIC -- Music for Prime Time by Jon Burlingame

CURR EVENTS Women Without Kids by Ruby Warrington

YA LGBT POC Into The Light by Mark Oshiro 


APRIL 2023 


4-4-2023 

THEATER -- Enter Ghost Hamlet in West Bank 

RADIO CURR EVENTS Crack Up Capitalism screw democracy 

LITFIC POC House of Cottton debut author blurb George Saunders

HISTORY WESTERN LAW DAVID FOLLOW ME TO HELL TEXAS RANGERS frontier justice

SPAIN FAMILY ROM Open Heart 

THRILLER MYS NATURE Panther Gap by author of Bearskin

CLI FIC ECO DYS POC Camp Zero novel

HISTORY POC SOUTH AFRICA The Plot To Save South Africa


4-11-2023

THEATER BIO True West life of Sam Shepard

THEATER -- Enough memoir pianist 

THEATER -- Shakespeare's Book -- First Folio -- bio of book 

THEATER LITFIC POC UK HISTORICAL The Secret Diaries of Charles Ignatius Sancho Stephen Fry recommended

CLIMATE -- Beginning to End The Climate Crisis 



4-18-2023

HISTORY MYSTERY NONFIC The Wager by David Grann killers of the flower moon author 

HISTORY SCI Pathogenesis -- history of world via eight plagues

PARADE THRILLER THEATER CLASSICAL HISTORY Symphony of Secrets by author of The Violin Conspiracy

PARADE MOLLY RINGWALD MOVIES My Cousin Maria Schneider Last Tango 

CURR EVENTS -- The Forgotten Girls by Monica Potts -- nonfic on diff paths of Arkansas friends


4-25-2023 

FAN In The Lives Of Puppets inspired by Pinocchio 

MUSIC On Minimalism in words of composers



MAY 2023


5-2-2023

LITFIC ROM -- The Secret Book Of Flora Lea by Patti Callahan Henry

FAN LGBT Loki by Melvin Burgess 

THEATER NONFIC Shakespeare Wa A Woman and Othe Heresies

PARADE MYS HUMOR FLORIDA Swamp Story by DAVE BARRY

PARADE FIC FAN The Secret Book Of Flora Lea by PATTI CALLAHAN HENRY

CURR EVENTS TRANSIT -- The Great American Transit Disaster 





5-9-2023

PARADE MOVIES FIC TOM HANKS novel The Making of Another Major Motion Picture Masterpiece | Tom Hanks | 9780525655596 | NetGalley

FIC POC MOVIES Did You Hear About Kitty Karr 

LITFIC HISTORICAL POC The East Indian DEBUT

CLASSIC REISSUE WESTERN LOA Charles Portis collected True Grit etc




5-16-2023

LITFIC FRENCH ACCLAIM The Postcard

LITFIC PREP SCHOOL MURDER Foster Dade Explores The Cosmos -- prep school scandal 

MEMOIR CHI_AMER Meet me Tonight In Atlantic City


5-23-2023


HISTORY The West -- dissecting the idea of Western culture

THRILLER CRIME FEMINIST PARADE Sing Her Down by Ivy Pochoda



5-30-2023 


LITFIC SCI-FI LGBT Uranians short stories by Theodore McCombs 




JUNE 2023


6-6-2023 

HIS FIC PIRATES Deep As The Sky Red As The Sea Chinese pirate queen

LITFIC JAPAN CLASSIC Kappa by Akutagawa

THEATER MUSIC Mozart in Motion

THRILLER MYS POC All The Sinners Bleed by SA Cosby

MYS HISTORICAL RUSSIA LGBT The Dissident

LITFIC GRMANY Kairos by Jenny Erpenbeck

YA POP LGBT Darkhearts boy band romance



6-13-2023 

WEST DAVID HISTORY WESTERNS The Summer of 1876




6-20-2023 

LITFIC GENTLE JAPAN RENT A DAD Mr kato Plays Family 

LITFIC HOLLYWOOD MEMOIR -- The Brightest Star -- novel of life of Anna May Wong

LGBT MEMOIR FLA WOMAN JOURNALISM Through The Groves by Anne Hull

HISTORY CULT PSYCHOTHERAPY The Sullivanians history of commune clinic 

LIT NONFIC Every Day Is Today by Gertrude Stein essays




6-27-2023 




JULY 2023 


7-4-2023


7-11-2023 

LITFIC CIVIL WAR Flags on the Bayou by James Lee Burke stand-alone

STORIES LITFIC CHINA Elsewhere by Yan Ge 

WOMEN WAR BIO HISTORY First To The front Dickey Chapelle

THEATER MYS PERIOD The Murder Wheel series #2

FANTASY CULT SRI LANKA The Saint Of Bright Doors 

FIC HORROR Boys in the Valley 

WW II JEWS NONFIC SHOAH Jews In The Garden 


7-18-2023 

CRIME SERIES PARADE Crook Manifesto by COLSON WHITEHEAD

LITFIC WWII WOMEN Canary Girls

STORIES LITFIC CURRENT EVENTS Onlookers by Ann Beattie set in Charlottesville 



7-25-2023 




AUGUST 2023 


8-1-2023 

TRUE CRIME HISTORY GHANA SCAM Anansi's Gold



8-8-2023 


8-15-2023

THEATER BIO Au8gust Wilson

MYS WW II LGBT NEW SERIES The Dark Edge Of Night by Mark Pryor



8-22-2023

LITFIC NOBEL Abdulrazak Gurnah -- two reissues Desertion and By The Sea

LITFC LGBT GAY DAD Unexpecting


8-29-2023 




SEPTEMBER 2023


9-5-2023


9-12-2023


9-19-2023 


9-26-2023 



OCTOBER 2023


10-3-2023 


10-10-2023



10-17-2023 




10-24-2023 


1-31-2023 



NOVEMBER 2023 


11-7-2023



11-14-2023


11-21-2023


11-28-2023




DECEMBER 2023 


12-5-2023


12-12-2023


12-19-2023


12-26-2023









SEPTEMBER 2022 

Theater: Warholcapote play 
Lessons by Ian McEwan (a stretch) 
We Traveled: Essays and Poems by david hare (who has new play out) 
Loud Mouse picture book by Idina Menzel 
Wild Things Are Happening: The Art Of Maurice Sendak 
Mr Wilder and Me by Jonathan Coe 


9-6-2022 

ECO The Middle Out economic prosperity for all

HISTORY CURR VENTS -- Africa is Not A Country -- reportage 

LITFIC LGBT CUBA POC Sacrificio by Ernesto Mestre-Reed

NATURE RELIGION -- Sacred Nature by Karen Armstrong 

PARADE MYS PERIOD Enola Holmes and the Elegant Escapade

CLASSIC REISSUE The King Must Die and The Bull From The Sea by Mary Renault

LITFIC POC If I Survive You Jamaican author debut short stories blurb Ann Patchett 



9-13-2022 

MYS -- Marple: Twelve New Mysteries penned by modern writers 

HISTORY SPIES Wise Gals -- women who built the CIA 

LITFIC Lessons  by Ian McEwan 

LITFIC Two Nurses Smoking by david means short stories

SCIENCE MENTAL HEALTH Strangers to Ourselves by New Yorker writer Rachel Aviv


9-20-2022 

SCIENCE -- The Biggest Ideas In The Universe by Sean Carroll 

THEATER LGBT Warholcapote by Rob Roth 

****LGBT FIC Less Is Lost by Andrew Sean Greer 

ART The 12 Hour Art Expert

KIDS Odder by Katherine Applegate

MYS TRUE CRIME LGBT Leopold and Loeb Nothing But The Night

CURR VENTS CLIMATE The Petroleum Papers far right cover up of climate

HISTORY Espana a brief history by Giles Tremlett


9-27-2022 

COPYRIGHT ARTS BIZ Chokepoint Capitalism by Cory Doctorow

THEATER MOVIES Mr Wilder and Me by Jonathan Coe

SCI-FI CLASSIC Growing Up Weightless by John M Ford

SCIENCE Fen Bog and Swamp by Annie Proulx


OCTOBER 2022 

10-4-2022

THEATER LITFIC -- The Whalebone Theatre -- WW II 

CURR EVENTS -- What's Prison For? by Bill Keller of NYT

SCIFI The Mountain In The Sea by Ray Nayler first contact...in ocean

FAIRY TALES Nordic Fairy tales

HISTORY POC CIVIL RIGHTS waging A Good War by Pulitzer winner Thomas Ricks 


10-11-2022 

SPORTS HISORY DAVID -- The GrandestStage history of World Series by TYler Kepner

HISTORY -- The Wolf Age Vikings v Anglo Saxons history 

SHOWBIZ SANDBOX MOVIES -- The Academy and the Award by former Acad Exec Dir Bruce Davis

THRILLER WW II CLASSIC MOVIES The Glass Pearls by Emeric Pressburger

SCI-Fi FANTASY ALAN MOORE STORIES Illuminations

SCI-FI MYS The Spare Man w a dash of The Thin Man

FILM TV POP CULTURE Nerd by NYT critic Maya Phillips

SCIENCE Nineteen Ways of Looking at Consciousness



10-18-2022 

THEATER MEMOIR -- Madly Deeply Alan Rickman diaries 

THEATER LITFIC Listening For Ghosts by David Rabe

THEATER DANCE Diagheliv's Empire the Ballet Russe 

THEATER MOVIES TV Muppets In Moscow history 

LITIFC The Last Chairlift by John Irving 

MYS LGBT HISTORICAL Lavender House 



10-25-2022

THEATER BIO DANCE Martha Graham bio by Neil Baldwin 

LITFIC LGBTQI TAIWAN -- Ghost Town acclaimed novel by Kevin Chen tran Derryl Sterk about gay man who leaves Taiwan for Berlin and at start of novel is coming out of jail after having killed his bf and returning home 

SCIENCE MEDICINE -- The Song of the Cell by Siddhartha Mukerjee sic 



NOVEMBER 2022 


11-1-2022 

SCI-FI LGBT Ocean's Echo PW pick best of year 


PARADE MYS Laws of Depravity by Eriq La Salle SERIES LAUNCH 

THEATER MYS NONFIC CRIME - Deliberate Cruelty : Truman Capote Millionaire's Wife and the Murder of the Century 

HISTORY INDIGENOUS WAR -- The Last Campaign -- Sherman Geronimo by Tyler Brand 



11-08-2022 

CLASSICS OVID Metamorphoses new trans


11-15-2022 



NONFIC NYRB The Right To Be Lazy 

THEATER BIO Jack In The Box by Jack O'Brien 

THEATER DANCE LGBT LITFIC They're Going To Love you by Meg Howrey

ROYALTY BIO -- The Queen by Andrew Morton 

RADIO POLITICS China After Mao

MYS HISTORICAL -- PAPERBACK JACK by Loren D. Estleman -- hack pulp writer heads into paperbacks after WW II 

FAITH Acts Of The Apostles 


11-22-2022 

FILM BIO Lady Director Joyce Chopra


11-29-2022



DECEMBER 2022 

12-6-2022 


HISTORY LIT LGBT UK Young Bloomsbury by Nino STRACHEY 

MYS LITFIC A Dangerous Business by Jane Smiley period mys

SCI FI LGBT A Fractured Infinity

MYS Bryant and May peculiar London

HISTORY Empire of Ice and Stone about voyage of Karluk 

MYS DEBUT INDIA 1975 Bombay Monsoon

LGBT LITFIC At Certain Points We Touch

MYS CLASSIC The Album by Mary Roberts Rinehart


12-13-2022 

LITFIC BRAZIL STORIES The Looking Glass by Machado De Assis


12-20-2022 



12-27-2022 


BACKLIST

The Age of Eisenhower bio 
Agent Running In The Field by John Le Carre 
Alec aka Scudder from maurice by William di Canzio
Amatka sci-fi female 

America and Iran: A History by John Ghazvinian  
American Comics a history by Jeremy Dauber
American Moonshot b Douglas Brinkley history of space race 

And In The End: Last Days of Beatles by Ken McNab  
And Then We Danced -- memoir history dance by New Yorker writer Henry Alford 

Angel Mage by Garth Nix fantasy 
Anniversaries by Uwe Johnson German fiction epic 1600+ pages 
The Annotated Arabian Nights
Antiquities by Cynthia Ozick boys boarding school
Aristophanes Four Plays trans Aaron Poochigian 
Arrowood -- Holmes competitor

Augustown -- Jamaican novel 
Autumn Light by Pico Iyer nonfic on Japanese culture and grief 
The Barbizon by Paulina Bren history of women's only hotel/apt 
The Battle For Beverly Hills -- history

Bearskin by James McLaughlin lit thriller
The Beatryce Prophecy by Kate DiCamillo 
The Beauties Chekhov short stories new trans

Beeswing by Richard Thompson 
Before The Fall -- thriller by creator of TV Fargo

Behemoth: A History of the Factory 
Being and Nothingness Sartre
The Benson Murder Case: Philo Vance #1 by SS Van Dine 
The Best Science Fiction of the Year Volume 4 (2018/19) edited Neil Clarke

The Best Short Stories of 2021 O'Henry Awards 
Bewilderment by Richard Powers
The Big Book of Modern Fantasy by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer 
Big Sky thriller by Kate Atkinson 

Binstead's Safari by Rachel Ingalls author of Mrs. Caliban 2-26-2019
Bi: The Hidden Culture History and Science of Bisexuality by Julia Shaw 
Black Edge -- business nonfic hedge fund shenanigans

Black Flags Blue Waters -- history pirates US
Black Shack Alley by Jospeh Zobel Penguin reissue 
Blacktop Wasteland by S.A. Cosby 
Blood Grove by Walter Mosley Easy Rawlins 
Blood Moon Cherokee nation history two rivals
The Book Of Disquiet new edition
The Book of Dragons anthology 
Boom Town by Sam Anderson history of Oklahoma City
Bowlaway by Elizabeth McCracken litfic 2-5-2019
Boys Of Alabama by Genevieve Hudson 
The Boy With A Bird In His Chest 
A Bright Ray of darkness by Ethan Hawke 
The Brothers York by Thomas Penn 
Bryant and May Hall of Mirrors
Bryant and May: Oranges & Lemons by Christopher Fowler 
Bullshit Jobs by David Graeber
The Butchering Art medicine history
The Candy House by Jennifer Egan 
Career of Evil (Robert Galbraith mys)

Central Station 
Chicago by David Mamet
The Chilbury Ladies' Choir (book club fiction)
A Childhood and The Gospel Singer by Harry Crews Penguin Classics  
The Chinese Orange Mystery by Ellery Queen mys reissue

A Christmas Carol and other Christmas stories by Charles Dickens
City on Fire by Don Winslow 
Classic American Crime Fiction of the 1920s edited by Leslie S Klinger 
Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr 
The Committed by Viet Than Nguyen 
The Complete and Original Norwegian Folktales of Asbjornsen and Moe 

The Complete Musashi Book of Five Rings by Musashi trans Alexander bennett
Conclave by Robert Harris Vatican thriller 
Confessions of the Flesh by Foucault 
The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett 
A Country Road, A Tree follow-up to Longbourne 
A Crisis Wasted by Reed Hundt Obama CURR EVENTS 4-2-2019 
The Crooked Hinge by JOhn Dickson Carr reissue Amer Mys Classics
Crying In H Mart by Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast band
Cuba by Ada Ferrer 
Culdesac

The Dairy Restaurant by Ben Katchor 
Darwin's Backyard science history PW PICK 9-5

Daughter Of The Pirate King (ya fantasy)
Days Without End -- gay historical fic Sebastian Barry 
D-Day Girls history of WW II by Sarah Rose 
Death Going Down (mystery) 
Death on the Aisle a Mr and Mrs North mystery 3-5-2019 THEATER 
The Deviant's War by Eric Cervini gay history of fight for rights 
The Dickens Boy by Thomas Keneally 
Dirty Pictures history of underground comics by Brian Doherty 
Dodge City (popular history)
Donald Barthelme complete short stories LoA
Drive -- nonfiction about early years of auto industry
Drive Your Plow Over The Bones of The dead Polish mystical mystery by Olga Tokarczuk 
Duino Elegies by Rilke, classic trans by Vita Sackville West
The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
Eleanor by David Michaelis 
Elena Ferrante
Elizabeth Spencer Novels and Stories LoA
Empire of Cotton
Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche  
Entropy in Bloom by Jeremy Robert Johnson **** Panera Parisian 
Everyone Brave Is Forgiven by Chris Cleave 
Fall or Dodge in Hell by Neal Stephenson 
False Witness by karin Slaughter 
Farthest Field 
Faust Part One by Goethe new trans Ozsvath 
Fear and Trembling Kierkegaard new trans 
Fifth Sun: A New History Of The Aztecs 
52 AWARD Winning Titles Every Book Lover Should Read 
52 YA Books... 
The Fine Art of Murder
The First Christmas by Stephen Mitchell 
Foregone by Russell Banks 
Forget The Alamo -- by Bryan Burrough etc three Texas historians debunk the Alamo 
Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah short stories
Future Home of the Living God dystopia by Louise Erdrich 
Galileo's Error by Philip Goff 
Garner's Quotations by Dwight Garner 
A Gentleman In Moscow -- lit fic
George Michael: A Life by James Gavin 
Ghost Town acclaimed novel by Kevin Chen tran Derryl Sterk 
The Gilded Razor
The Girl at the Baggage Claim (social commentary East-West) 
The Glass Hotel by Emily St John Mandel author of Station Eleven 
The Glorious American Essay edited by Phillip Lopate 
Gods of the Upper air by Charles King SCIENCE HISTORY Frank Boas margaret Mead 
Golden Age Of Detective Stories edited by Otto Penzler  
Gone To The Woods by Gary Paulsen 
The Good Daughter Karin Slaughter 

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
Green by Sam Graham-Felsen
The Green New Deal and Future Of Work
Growing Up Weightless by John M Ford 
Hallelujah Anyway Anne Lamott -- 4-4
The Heart Goes Last Margaret Atwood
Here Comes The Sun -- fic debut
Heroes Of The Frontier by Dave Eggers  
A High Five For Glenn Burke by Phil Bildner QUEER SPORTS MIDDLE GRADE 
H is for Hawk
The History Of Jazz by Ted Gioia 
History Of Violence by Eduard louis
Holding by Graham Norton
Home By Nightfall Mys London period
Home sweet Homicide by Craig Rice mys reissue 
House Of Names by Colm Toibin
How Do You Live by Genzaburo Yoshino Jap YA inspired Miyazaki 
How To Survive A Plague 
How To Survive A Summer (gay conversion camp)
Huck out West -- by Robert Coover
I'll Have What She's Having -- Nora Ephron rom-com 
The Impeachers history of Andrew Johnson impeachment by Brenda Wineapple 
The Impossible Art: Adventures In Opera by Matthew Aucoin
Indecent Advances by James Polchin history of queer sex crimes before Stonewall 

Indigo by Padgett Powell collected nonfic 
Infomocracy (not on Kindle) 

The Inheritors -- decades spanning nonfiction on South Africa
In West Mills by De-shawn Charles Winslow litfic black community 1940s-80s 
I Want To Be Where The Normal People Are by Rachel Bloom 
Jack by Marilynne Robinson 
The Japanese Lover by Isabelle Allende
The Jazz Standards by Ted Gioia (second edition) 
Jean Stafford complete stories 
Jim Hanvey, Detective by Octavus Roy Cohen REISSUE MYS CLASSIC
Joe Gould's Teeth 

Junk Science and the Criminal Justice System 
K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches by Tyler Kepner  

Katharine Of Aragon -- Alison Weir fiction
Killer Come back To me: The Mysteries Of Ray Bradbury 
The Kingdom Of Sand by Andrew Holleran 
The King Must Die and The Bull From The Sea by Mary Renault 
Lapvona by Otesa Moshfegh  
Last Best Hope America in Crisis and Renewal by George Packer 
The Last Chairlift by John Irving 
The Last Great Road Bum by Hector Tobar 
Last Stories by William Trevor 

Last Witnesses kid oral history by Svetlana Alexievich 
Leading Men by Christopher Castellani fic on Tennessee Williams and lover 
Legacy of Violence -- history of British Empire by Pulitzer Prize winner
The Lehman Trilogy by Stefano Massini novel in verse 
The Lessons of Ubuntu nonfic on race 

Liarmouth by John Waters 
Lie With Me gay french novel trans by Molly Ringwald 
The Little Grey Men Go Down The Bright Stream by BB NYRB
A Little Life
Little Snow Landscape by Robert Walser 
The Long-Legged Fly by James Sallis mys classic reissue introing Lew Griffin 
Lost and Gone Forever Alex Grecian mystery
The Lost Art of Scripture by karen Armstrong FAITH
The Lost Boys by 4-2-2019 famous psychological experiment in 1950s
Louisiana's Way Home by Kate DiCamillo
Love and Youth by Ivan Turgenev 
Loving, Caught, Back all by Henry Green reissue NYRB
Loyalty by Avi *****  
The Magician by Colm Toibin (book about Thomas Mann) 
Major Labels by Kalefa Sanneh -- history of music by genre New Yorker guy 
Manhattan Beach by jennifer egan
The Man Who Spoke Snakish
Mapp Lucia reissues Worshipful and Queen and Lucia
The Maze at Windermere by Gregory Blake Smith
Melmoth by Sarah perry author of Essex Serpent
The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa
Metamorphoses new trans 
Middle England by Jonathan Coe
The Mirror Thief
Mister Monkey -- fiction/theater 
Moon Witch Spider King by Marlon James 
Motley Stones by Adalbert Stifter novellas NYRB
Mrs. Engels
Music Is History by Questlove 
My German Brother by Chico Barques, Brazilian pop star
My Old Kentucky Home by Emily Bingham 
My Sister The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
The Mysterious Bookshop Presents Best Mystery Stories of 2021 edited by Lee Child
The Mystery of Three Quarters by Sophie Hannah new Poirot
Nancy Mitford The Pursuit Of Love and Love in A Cold Climate 
New Yorkers by Craig Taylor 
Nietzsche by Stefan Zweig 
Night Boat To tangiers 
Ninefox Gambit (not on Kindle)
Nine Lives new Mys series Wendy Corsi Staub
The Nix
Nobody does It Better oral history of james Bond by Edward Gross Mark A Altman
Noir by Christopher Moore
Nordic Fairy tales 
Notes From A Dead House by Dostoevsky trans Pevear/Volo  
The Novel of Ferrara by Giorgio Bassani (six volume epic)
Number one Chinese Restaurant lit fic
An Ocean Without A Shore by SCOTT SPENCER 
Octavia Butler Kindred, Fledgling Stores LOA  
The Odyssey by Emily Wilson trans 

O. Henry 101 Stories LoA
The Old Drift by Namwali Serpal 
The Old Man in The Corner: The teahouse Detective vol 1 mys by baroness Orczy reissue 
Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout 
On Democracy by EB White 5-7-2019 reissue 
On Streisand by Ethan Mordden 
Other Worlds by Teffi, folk tales etc  NYRB
Our Man by george Packer bio of Richard Holbrooke politico 5-7-2019 

The Paper Menagerie
Passing by Nella Larsen
Patriot Number One -- bio/curr events Chinese activist
Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories 
The Penguin Book Of The Modern American Short Story edited by John Freeman 
Persians history 
The Personality Brokers by Merve Emre history of Myers-Briggs 
Phase Six by Jim Shepard -- pandemic 
Pirate Utopia sci-fi fantasy by Bruce Sterling
The Plague by Camus new trans
The Plague Court Murders by John Dickson carr reissue OTTO PENZLER 
Posthumous Memoirs Of Bras Cubas 
Powers and Thrones history of Middle Ages by Dan Jones
A Previous Life by Edmund White
Probable Impossibilities by Alan Lightman 
The Puzzle of the Happy Hooligan by Stuart Palmer mys reissue
Razorblade Tears by S.A. Cosby two ex-cons tracking down the killers of their sons, who were married. 
Rebellion by Joseph Roth 
The Red Lamp by mary Rinehart mys reissue
Red Milk by Sjon 
Religion and the Rise Of Capitalism by Benjamin M Friedman 
Renoir's Dancer history
Requiem for the American Dream -- Noam Chomsky
The Return of The Pharaoh by Nicholas Meyer (7% Solution) Dr watson memoir 
Revelator by Daryl Gregory author of Spoonbenders, 1930s bootleggers in TN
Richard Nixon bio John Farrell
Ridgeline by Michael Punke author of The Revenant 
Rilke in Paris trans in English
Romance in Marseille by Claude McKay LITFIC PENGUIN CLASSIC LGBT BLACK
Room To Dream David Lynch
Run Towards The Danger by Sarah Polley essays on life and fallible memory 
The Sacred Hunt Duology 
A Saint From Texas by Edmund White
Samak The Ayyar persian classic a la Robin Hood, King Arthur by Freydoon Rassouli 
Sand by Wolfgang Herrndorf NYRB
The Science of Middle Earth 
Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel 
The Season Social History of Debutante by Kristen Richardson
Secondhand Time
The selected stories of guy de maupassant 
Seven Samurai Swept Away In A River
Shark Drunk -- two guys true story catch shark, makes em drunk!
The Shepherd's Hut by Tim Winton
The Ship of Dreams Titanic by Gareth Russell
Shoot For The Moon by James Donovan nonfic space race Apollo 11
Shy by Mary Rodgers 
Siddhartha by Herman Hesse 
Silver Sword and Stone -- a lens on Latin America by historian marie Arana
Singular Sensation by Michael Riedel Sunset Blvd to The Lion King 
Sing Unburied Sing litfic 
The 6:41 To Paris
Sleeping Giants (not on Kindle)
The Song of the Cell by Siddhartha Mukerjee 
The Soul Of An Octopus
Speak No Evil litfic by Iweala
The Spirit Photographer his fic 
A Sportsmans Notebook by Ivan Turgenev
Spring by Ali Smith litfic third in quartet 
Squeezed current events economics  
Squeeze Me by Carl Hiaasen 
Stalingrad by Vasily Grossman nonfic NYRB
The Stone Face NYRB
The Stone Reader NYT philosophy column
Stormbringer by Michael Moorcock foreward Michael Chabon
The Stranger In The Woods -- RS reporter on hermit

Strangers In Their Own Land -- nonfic look at American right on ground level
Substitute -- Nicholson Baker memoir sub teacher 
Suffrage by Ellen Carol DuBois -- HISTORY fight for the vote
A Summer With Montaigne essays by Antoine Compagnon 

Superior: The Return Of Race Science by Angela Saini science cur events 5-21-2019 
A Swim In A Pond In The Rain by George Saunders 
The Swimmers by Julie Otsuka 
Swimming in the Dark by Tomasz Jedrowski Polish teens
Swing Time Zadie Smith
The Sympathizer
Telephone Tales by Gianni Rodari kids author
Tell Them Of Battles, Kings and Elephants by Mathias Enard

Termination Shock by Neal Stephenson 
That Old Country Music by Kevin Barry short stories 
That Thin Wild Mercury Sound by Daryl Sanders making of Blonde on Blonde
There There -- litfic urban Native Americans
Thirteen Ways Of Looking 
This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar FANTASY 
This Storm by James Ellroy 
Thrice The Brinded cat Hath Mewed new flavia de luce
The Tide -- popular science on tides
This Is Why They Hate Us LGBT YA 
To Fight Against This Age --fascism essays

Tomorrow's Kin  sci-fi alien first contact
Too Like The Lightning
Topeka School 
The True History of the First Mrs. Meredith by Diane Johnson NYRB
Truly Madly Vivien Leigh and Olivier romance bio THEATER
Twelve Kings (fantasy)  
Twenty Years After by Dumas new trans of Three Musketeers by Lawrence Ellsworth  
The Twilight World by Werner Herzog 
Valley Of Genius Silicon Valley by Adam Fisher history tech
Varieties of Religious Experience by William James
A Very Irish Christmas Toibin, Yeats etc
Victorian Fairy Tales edited by Michael Newton
The Viral Underclass 
Virginia Hamilton Five Novels (but also read MC Higgins The Great) LoA
Vision Quest (ya)
Walking With Ghosts by Gabriel Byrne 
Weather by Jenny Offill LITFIC NYT PICK AUTHOR read Dept of Speculation 
We'll Always Have Casablanca (pop culture)
We Were Rich and We Didn't Know It Irish memoir 3-5-2019
The Whalebone Theatre -- WW II 
When Einstein Walked With Godel science essays by Jim Holt 
When Two Feathers Fell From The Sky by Maragret Verble  
When We cease To Understand The World NYRB 
Whereabouts by Jhumpa Lahiri 
Where The Crawdads Sing litfic
Why Superman Doesnt Take Over The World -- using comics to explain economic ideas 
The White Ghost by James R Benn WW II Mys
Willodeen by Katherine Applegate 
Winter -- Ali Smith
Winter in Wartime by Jan terlouw YA WW II NYRB
With The Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo (The Poet X)
Wonderful Adventures of Mrs Seacole in Many Lands -- autobio of nurse
Yes Daddy by Jonathan Parks-Ramage (film rights) LGBT
Young Mungo by author of Shuggie Brain Douglas Stuarty 
Young Radicals -- nonfic about six radicals prior to WW I
The Young Visiters by Daisy Ashford
Yvgeny Onegin -- new trans of Pushkin