Thursday, April 07, 2022

BookFilter Reading List




Edmund White 
The Boy With A Bird In His Chest 
Don't Cry For Me 

Notes From A Dead House by Dostoevsky trans Pevear/Volo  
Posthumous Memoirs Of Bras Cubas
Love and Youth by Ivan Turgenev 
A Sportsmans Notebook
Telephone Tales
The Annotated Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler 
Black Shack Alley by Jospeh Zobel 
The Complete and Original Norwegian Folktales of Asbjornsen and Moe 
The Old Man in The Corner: The teahouse Detective vol 1 mys by baroness Orczy reissue  

The Big Book of Modern Fantasy by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer 

Actress by Anne Enright 
Age Of Ash fantasy trilogy taking place in one giant city
All The Horses of Iceland fantasy
And In The End: Last Days of Beatles by Ken McNab 
Angel Mage by Garth Nix fantasy 
The Annotated Arabian Nights
The Beatryce Prophecy by Kate DiCamillo 
Beheld by tara Shea Nesbit Mayflower murder mys 
Being and Nothingness Sartre
The Benson Murder Case: Philo Vance #1 by SS Van Dine 
The Big Book of Modern Fantasy by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer 
Blacktop Wasteland by S.A. Cosby 
A Bond Undone by Jin Yong -- book two in Legends Of the Condor Heroes 
The Book of Dragons anthology 
Boom Town by Sam Anderson history of Oklahoma City
Bowlaway by Elizabeth McCracken litfic 2-5-2019 
The Cabinets of Barnaby Mayne by Elsa Hart period mys locked room fair play
A Childhood and The Gospel Singer by Harry Crews Penguin Classics  
Daddy Was A Number Runner by Louise Merriweather 
The Dairy Restaurant by Ben Katchor 
The Dawn of Everything -- retelling of human history 
The Devil and the Dark Water mys
Drive Your Plow Over The Bones of The dead Polish mystical mystery by Olga Tokarczuk
The End of the River by Simon Winchester
Entropy in Bloom by Jeremy Robert Johnson **** Panera Parisian
The Factory by Hiroko
Famous Men Who Never Lived by K Chess sci-fi debut alternate NYC 
Fear and Trembling Kierkegaard new trans 
The First Christmas by Stephen Mitchell
Garner's Quotations by Dwight Garner 
Geography of Rebels Trilogy by Maria Gabriela Llansol
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 
The Great Passion by James Runcie THEATER MUSIC FIC
How Do You Live by Genzaburo Yoshino Jap YA inspired Miyazaki 
How Much Of These Hills Is Gold western LITFIC 
The Impossible Art: Adventures In Opera by Matthew Aucoin
Indigo by Padgett Powell 
Jack by Marilynne Robinson 
The Jazz Standards by Ted Gioia (second edition) 
The Last Great Road Bum by Hector Tobar 
Loyalty by Avi *****  
The Magician by Colm Toibin (book about Thomas Mann) 
The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa
The Mummy and Miss Nitocris by George Griffith fantasy period
Nancy Mitford The Pursuit Of Love and Love in A Cold Climate 
No Fascist USA history 
No Gods No Monsters fantasy
Our Man by george Packer bio of Richard Holbrooke politico 5-7-2019
Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories 
Persians history 
The Plague by Camus new trans
Posthumous Memoirs Of Bras Cubas by Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis modernist progenitor 
Powers and Thrones history of Middle Ages by Dan Jones
The Quiet Americans CIA Spies by Scott Anderson 
The Return of The Pharaoh by Nicholas Meyer (7% Solution) Dr watson memoir
Run Towards The Danger by Sarah Polley essays on life and fallible memory  
A Saint From Texas by Edmund White
Sand by Wolfgang Herrndorf NYRB
Seven Samurai Swept Away In A River
The Ship of Dreams Titanic by Gareth Russell
Shoot For The Moon by James Donovan nonfic space race Apollo 11
Siddhartha by Herman Hesse 
Sondheim's Lyrics
A Sportsmans Notebook by Ivan Turgenev 
Squeeze Me by Carl Hiaasen 
Stalingrad by Vasily Grossman nonfic NYRB
Suffrage by Ellen Carol DuBois -- HISTORY fight for the vote
Superior: The Return Of Race Science by Angela Saini science cur events 5-21-2019
********** LITFIC The Swimmers by Julie Otsuka 
Swimming in the Dark by Tomasz Jedrowski Polish teens
Tell Me An Ending sci-fi
This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar FANTASY
Truly Madly Vivien Leigh and Olivier romance bio THEATER
Twelfth theater summer camp book THEATER
Weather by Jenny Offill LITFIC NYT PICK AUTHOR read Dept of Speculation 
When Two Feathers Fell From The Sky by Maragret Verble  
Whiskey When We're Dry by John Larison
Why We're Polarized by Ezra Klein
Winter in Wartime by Jan terlouw YA WW II NYRB
With The Fire On High by Elizabeth Acevedo (YA)

Blood Grove by Walter Mosley Easy Rawlins 
The Committed by Viet Than Nguyen 
A Light In the Dark by David Thomson -- on film directors 
Lost Children Archive 
Missionaries by Phil Klay 
Night Boat To tangiers 
An Ocean Without A Shore by SCOTT SPENCER 
Posthumous Memoirs Of Bras Cubas 
Telephone Tales by Gianni Rodari kids author
Topeka School 
NYRB The True History of the First Mrs. Meredith by Diane Johnson 
Twenty Years After by Dumas new trans of Three Musketeers by Lawrence Ellsworth
A Sportsman's Notebook

The Bethrothed 

Miss Austen by Gill Hornby

Democratizing Our Data By Julia Lane 

Death and Nightingales by Eugene McCabe library

Mys: A Rising Man, A Necessary Evil (need Smoke and Ashes) 

Killer Come back To me: The Mysteries Of Ray Bradbury 

First Principles by Thomas E Ricks on founding fathers and their love of Greek and Roman thought 

A Good Bake by Melissa Weller cookbook 

Eleanor by David Michaelis 

Junk Science and the Criminal Justice System 

Revelator by Daryl Gregory author of Spoonbenders, 1930s bootleggers in TN

Samak The Ayyar persian classic a la Robin Hood, King Arthur by Freydoon Rassouli 

Singular Sensation by Michael Riedel Sunset Blvd to The Lion King 

I Want To Be Where The Normal People Are by Rachel Bloom 

That Old Country Music by Kevin Barry short stories 

THEATER Walking With Ghosts by Gabriel Byrne 

52 YA Books... 


JUNE 2022 


THEATER -- Grease, Tell Me More history of Bway show 


LITFIC LGBT The Kingdom Of Sand by Andrew Holleran

PARADE BIO MUSIC The Islander by Chris Blackwell 

THEATER FANTASY -- The Knave of Secrets con artists. magicians

MOVIE LITFIC Election sequel Tracy Flick Cant Win by Tom Perrotta 

PARADE FATHER DAUGHTER The Reservoir by David Duchovny


MUSIC MEMOIR Still Alright by Kenny Loggins (Hachette Books) 

SHOWBIZ COMIX HISTORY -- Dirty Pictures history of underground comics by Brian Doherty 

LITFIC Horse by Geraldine Brooks horseracing, spans century

TRUE CRIM UK Butler To The World Britain and money laundering

MOVIES FIC WWII The Twilight World by Werner Herzog 


FANTASY LGBT Boys Beasts and Men stories 


LITFIC FAITH PERIOD Lapvona by Otesa Moshfegh 

LITFIC MUSIC FANTASY The Ballad of Perilous Graves New Orleans



THEATER The Letters Of Oscar Hammerstein II 

MUSIC LGBT BIO -- George Michael: A Life by James Gavin


SCIENCE CURR EVENTS LGBT -- Bi: The Hidden Culture History and Science of Bisexuality by Julia Shaw


JULY 2022


JAP MYS -- Death on Gokumon Island, latest in Det. Kindaichi series 

MOVIES BASEBALL -- The Church of Baseball by Ron Shelton making of Bull Durham 

US HISTORY POLITICS NATURE -- This America of Ours fight to save national parks 

HISTORY PERSONAL France an Adventure History by Graham Robb 

MEMOIR C ULTS Manhattan Cult Story

LITFIC STORIES INDIGENOUS AMER Night of the Living Rez by Morgan Talty

SHORT NOVEL The English Understand Wool by Helen DeWitt author of The Last Samurai


THEATER POP CULTURE Always One Button Short Edward Gorey 

CURR EVENTS -- They Want To Kill Americans by Malcolm Nance TITUS terror threat


CURRR EVENTS RACE The Inheritors -- decades spanning nonfiction on South Africa


FANTASY LGBT -- A Strange and Stubborn Endurance



*****INEQUALITY SCIENCE LGBT POC The Viral Underclass 

WAR CURR EVENTS -- Paths of Dissent -- soldiers speak out on forever wars

JAZZ CRIME HISTORY Dangerous Rhythms link between jazz and mob 

LITFIC ECO Properties of Thirst by Marianne Wiggins NBA and Pulitzer finalist

MUSIC HISTORY -- Will The Circle Be Unbroken by John McEuen 

MYS LGBT  THRILLER Wayward Son by Steve Goble #2 in series


********* THEATER MEMOIR Shy Mary Rodgers memoir w Jesse Green 

MEMOIR LITFC BRIEF Autoportrait by Jesse Ball


THEATER NYC HISTORY LITFIC The Manhattan Girls -- Dorothy Parker and gals fictionalized. Broadway actress in mix. 


RADIO CLIMATE WORK The Green New Deal and Future Of Work



LITFIC HOLLYWOOD Big Red by Jerome Charyn about Welles and Rita Hayworth

LGBT YA This Is Why They Hate Us teen looking to sleep w other boys to get over heartache 




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 


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


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 b 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


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



SCIFI The Mountain In The Sea by Ray Nayler first ocean

FAIRY TALES Nordic Fairy tales

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


SPORTS HISORY DAVID -- Th 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 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


THEATER MEMOIR -- Madly Deeply Alan Rickman diaries 

THEATER LITFIC Listening For Ghosts by David Rabe

THEATER DANCE Diagheliv's Empire the Ballet Russe 

LITIFC The Last Chairlift by John Irving 



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 



PARADE MYS Laws of Depravity by Eriq La Salle SERIES LAUNCH 

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



THEATER BIO Jack In The Box by Jack O'Brien 

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


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





MYS LITFIC A Dangerous Business by Jane Smiley period mys

HISTORY Empire of Ice and Stone about voyage of Karluk 

MYS DEBUT INDIA 1975 Bombay Monsoon

LGBT LITFIC At Certain Points We Touch


LITFIC BRAZIL STORIES The Looking Glass by Machado De Assis






LITFC CLIMATE The Deluge by Stephen Markley 


LITFIC The Shards by Brett Easton Ellis 




MARCH 2023

APRIL 2023 

MAY 2023

JUNE 2023

JULY 2023 

AUGUST 2023 







LITFIC LGBT The Prophets by Robert Jones Jr. 

THEATER LITFIC The Waste Land by Harper Jameson TS Eliot gets inspired after gay romance

HISTORY The Eagles Of Heart Mountain by Bradford Pearson (Japanese interned in camps in US play high school football against neighboring schools and kick ass. Then they get drafted. 

MYS CLASSIC The Man Who Didn't Fly by Margot Bennett 

SOCIAL JUSTICE How To Blow Up A Pipeline by Andreas Malm 


LITFIC A Swim In A Pond In The Rain by George Saunders -- russian masters and what he's learned


HISTORY TRAVEL Icebound by Andrea Pitzer 

BIO YA Gone To The Woods by Gary Paulsen 

MYS The House on Vesper Sands by Paraic O'Donnell Victorian mys w duo of Cambridge dropout and inspector 

MYS Bryant and May: Oranges & Lemons by Christopher Fowler 

CURR EVENTS Freedom From The Market by Mike Konczal 

HISTORY -- the Crooked Path To Abolition by james Oakes on Lincoln using Constitution to undermine slavery


THEATER Faust Part One by Goethe new trans Ozsvath 

PHILOSOPHY Nietzsche by Stefan Zweig 

LITFIC SCIFI LOA Octavia Butler Kindred, Fledgling Stores LOA  


SCIENCE How To Prepare For Climate Change by David Pogue 

SCIENCE This Is The Voice by John Colapinto 

RELIGION AND ECONOMICS Religion and the Rise Of Capitalism by Benjamin M Friedman 

HISTORY: America and Iran: A History by John Ghazvinian  

SCIENCE Extraterrestrial by Avi Loeb top Harvard astronomer says we've just spotted an alien craft in our solar system

LITFIC Sophomores by Sean Desmond maybe LGBT 




FIC CHINA Land of Big Numbers by Te-Ping Chen short stories of China 

FIC THRILLER The Low Desert by Tod Goldberg author of Gangsterland MYS

CUR EVENTS Broke In America by Joanne Samuel Goldblum 

THEATER FIC  (got it)


THEATER MOVIES -- Mike Nichols by Mark Harris 

THEATER LGBT 100 Boyfriends by Brontez Purnell 

THEATER Funny Thing About Minnesota by Patrick Strait standup history 

MYS CLASSIC The Plague Court Murders by John Dickson carr reissue OTTO PENZLER 

RELIGION A Most Peculiar Book by Kristin Swenson 

LITFIC Foregone by Russell Banks 

LIT BESTSELLER HUMOR  -- Truly Like Lightning by David Duchovny 

SCI FI  Speculative Los Angeles edited by Denise Hamilton -- sci-fi compilation surrounding cities 


SCIENCE ESSAYS Probable Impossibilities by Alan Lightman 

SCIENCE CLIMATE Under A White Sky by Elizabeth Kolbert 

HISTORY LGBT Gay Bar by Jeremy Atherton Lin history personal and cultural 

HISTORY George Washington: Political Rise by david O Stewart

HISTORY TRUE CRIME The Rope (birth of NAACP) by Alex Trezniowski



MYS SCI-FI The Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey cloned wife kills husband

LITFIC How to Order The Universe by Maria Jose ferrada dad and daughter 

THEATER Aristophanes Four Plays trans Aaron Poochigian 

THEATER YA FANTASY -- The Memory Theater by Karen Tidbeck 

THEATER INDIGENOUS AMER COMEDY We Had A Little Real Estate Problem by Kliph Nesteroff

LITFIC -- Cowboy Graves -- Three Novellas by Roberto Bolano 


*********** MYS LITFIC Smoke by Joe Ide AN IQ NOVEL ********** 

SCIENCE The Genome Odyssey by Dr. Euan Angus Ashley 

THEATER Tom Stoppard by Hermione Lee 

HISTORY WW II Three Ordinary Girls: Netherlands underground teenagers fighting Nazis 

MARCH 2021


HISTORY The Barbizon by Paulina Bren history of women's only hotel/apt 

THEATER MAGIC Amoralman by Derek DelGaudio 

HISTORY The Complet Musashi Book of Five Rings by Musashi trans Alexander bennett

LITFIC NYRB Little Snow Landscape by Robert Walser 

HISTORY WOMEN Women in White Coats by Olivia Campbell 


LITFIC Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro narrator is AI 

HISTORY FEMINISM -- The Barbizon by Paulina Bren women's hotel 

POP CULTURE MUSIC The History Of Jazz by Ted Gioia 

FANTASY The Stolen Kingdom by Jillian Boehme 

 FANTASY MYS YA The Conductors by Nicole Glover  conductor on Underground railroad solves crimes in post Civil War Philly. Char of Color.


THEATER Midnight in Cairo by Raphael Cormack Cairo in 20s/30s w women flourishing in stage and screen

SCIENCE The Code Breaker by Walter Isaacson CRISPR  

HISTORY WW I The Western Front History of the Great War 1914-1918 by Nick Lloyd 

SCIENCE __ Life's Edge by Carl Zimmer, how to define life 

SCIENCE HISTORY Beloved Beasts by Michelle Nijhuis history poof conservation movement 

BIO BAMA HISTORY Shaking The Gates Of Hell by John Archibald Birmingham Pulitzer winner 

LITFIC SHORT STORIES The Ghost Variations by Kevin Brockmeier short stories

TRUE CRIME LGBT Last Call queer serial killer by Elon Green 

CURR EVENTS MEDICINE The Hospital by Brian Alexander death of a small town hospital 

YA Things That Grow by Meredith Goldstein burying grandma, spreading ashes in garden

LITFIC CLASSIC SHORT STORIES Love and Youth by Ivan Turgenev


MOVIES -- Shooting Midnight Cowboy by Glenn Frankel 

RACE This Is The Fire by Don Lemon how I talk to my friends about race 

HISTORY The Measure Of Man by Lawrence Rothfield Florentine Renaissance 

HISTORY Terror To the Wicked by Tobey Pearl first jury trial in US

SHOWBIZ SANDBOX MOVIES Naked Screenwriting by Lew Hunter 

FOOD NASHVILLE Hot Hot Chicken by Rachel Louise Martin 

The Road Less Traveled by Philip Zelikow HISTORY WW I peace 


NEW YORK ORAL -- New Yorkers by Craig Taylor 

HISTORY TRAVEL -- Horizontal Vertigo by Juan Villoro history of Mexico City combined with current flavor 

TAX ECONOMICS RACE The Whiteness Of Wealth by Dorothy A Brown tax code



THEATER North by Shakespeare new theory by Michael Blanding

THEATER MUSIC Finding The raga by Amit Chaudhuri ESSAY 

LITFIC SHORT STORIES Stories With Pictures by Antonio Tabucci 

BASEBALL RACE Our Team by Luke Epplin Satchel Paige Cleveland Indians

SCIENCE NATURE Rescuing the Planet by Tony Hiss, setting aside 50% of earth to save it

SCIENCE BIRDS -- A World On The Wing by Scott Weidensaul bird migration global 

APRIL 2021


THEATER A Wonderful Guy by Eddie Shapiro interviews w leading men



LITFIC FAN Gold Diggers by Sanjena Sathian -- Indian American/decades spanning fantasy

HISTORY Valcour: 1776 Campaign That Saved The cause of History by Jack Kelly 

LITFIC LOA SHORT STORIES Jean Stafford complete stories 

THEATER MUSIC Last Chance texaco by Rickie Lee Jones granddaughter of vaudeville performers 

THEATER fearless by Hamilton star mandy gonzalez

LITFIC SHORT STORIES First Person Singular stories by Haruki Murakami 

YA LGBT The Sky Blue by Robbie Couch

YA The Anti Book by Raphael Simon 


THEATER FIC MYS Death of a Showman by Mariah Fredericks 

CURR EVENTS Jackpot How The Superrich Really Live by Michael Mechanic 

HISTORY Stampede Gold Rush by Brian Castner 


WAR POLITICS The generals have No Clothes by William M Arkin (endless war) 

POLITICS Social Security Works For Everyone by Nancy Altman etc

POLITICS Tax The Rich by Morris Pearl 

MOVIES The Twelve Lives of Alfred Hitchcock by Edward White 

YA THEATER Between Perfect and Real by Ray Stoeve trans teen playing Romeo in high school prod

LITFIC Antiquities by Cynthia Ozick boys boarding school

SCI-FI The House of Styx by Derek Kunsken first in new series out on ebook 8-20-2020 and physical 4-13-2021


NYRB REISSUE SHORT STORIES Other Worlds by Teffi, folk tales etc 

SHORT STORIES Are You Enjoying by Mira Sethi Pakistani actress 

MEMOIR POP Crying In H Mart by Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast band

SHORT STORIES Florence Stories edited by Ellen Carr 

PHILOSOPHY HISTORY The Free World by Louis Menand (art and thought in the Cold War) 

THEATER PICTURE BOOK Midsummer Night's Dream by Shakespeare's Globe UK Jane Ray illo 

FIC The Golden Ass new trans by Apuleius and Ellen Finkelpearl 


MYS WRITING How To Write A Mystery handbook by MWA Lee Childs 

THEATER GAY How Y'all Doing by Leslie Jordan Will & grace, one man shows, etc. 

THEATER Music Math and Mind by david Sulzer 

WESTERN Go West Young Man by JA Johnstone and William W Johnstone 


MAY 2021


LITFIC Monkey Boy by Francisco Goldman, much acclaim 

SCI-FI Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir of The Martian

LITFIC SHORT STORIES The Penguin Book Of The Modern American Short Story edited by John Freeman 

LITFIC LOA SHORT STORIES Donald Barthelme complete short stories 

MYS DEBUT CHINA Thief of Souls by Brian Klingborg

LITFIC Great Circle by maggie Shipstead female aviatrix 

SCI-FI Sorrowland by Rivers Solomon -- Afrofuturist sci-fi 

LITFIC NYRB REISSUE Motley Stones by Adalbert Stifter novellas 

ROYALTY -- The Windsor Diaries  by friend Of Elizabeth 1940-1945

THEATER TV BIO Sunshine Girl by Julianna Marguiles member of MCC board ER and The Good Wife 

THEATER YA -- Take Me Home Tonight by Morgan Matson two teen girls head to NYC for Broadway show and crazy night 

HISTORY WOMEN The Secret history of Home Economics 

LITFIC The Radio Operator by Ulla Lenze 


LITFIC CHINA HISTORICAL  Swimming Back To Trout River by Linda Ru9 Feng

FANTASY CAIRO  Master Of Djinn by P. Djeli Clark steampunk Cairo 



LITFUC ESSAY Reflections of a Nonpolitical MAN     by THOMAS MANN

LITFIC WW II The Stars We Share by Rafe Posey book club ready romance

LITFIC FOLK SHORT STORIES Stories From The Hills Of Puerto Rico by Rafael Ocasio SHORT STORIES 

HISTORY -- The Indispensables by Patrick K O'Donnell Revolutionary War spotlight

LITFIC Light Perpetual by Francis Spufford  -- 1944 five people die but Spufford reanimates them

YA GAY Fence Disarmed by Sarah Rees Brennan fencing gay 

THEATER The Lehman Trilogy by Stefano Massini novel in verse 

NATURE Water by Giulio Boccaletti biography of water and how it shaped history 

HISTORY War On The Border by Jeff Guinn (Villa v Pershing) 


FANTASY The Blacktongue Thief by Christopher Buehlman

WW II MYS SERIES DEBUT A Peculiar Combination by Ashley Weaver

SHOWBIZ SANDBOX -- becoming a producer by Boris Kachka 

THEATER Footnotes by Caseen gaines Making of on Shuffle Along 

THEATER GAY ROMANCE Playing The Palace by Paul Rudnick 

YA FANTASY Shadows Over London by Christian Klaver Golden Compass-y they say

YA CLASSIC The Goldsmith and the Master Thief by Tonke Dragt Reissue 

HISTORY -- The Panzer Killers by Daniel P Bolger WW II 

JUNE 2021


HISTORY -- A True history of the United States by Daniel A Sjursen vet and west point teacher

LITFIC PREP SCHOOL NYC 1% -- The Portrait of a Mirror 
MEMOIR == Somebody's Daughter by Ashley Ford -- memoir endorsed by one and all. dad in prison,. boyfriend assaults you etc. 

SHOWBIZ SANDBOX -- becoming a producer by Boris Kachka 

HISTORY Americanon -- US history through secular bibles like Emily Post, Farmers Almanac etc by Jess McHugh

WESTERN -- Ridgeline by Michael Punke author of The Revenant 

HISTORY ******* The Confidence Men by Margalit Fox WWI prisoners pulling off one of the great escapes of all time 

HISTORY/BIO The Columnist: leaks lies and libel Drew Pearson by Donald A Ritchie 

CURRENT EVENTS LGBT The Case For Gay Reparations by Omar G Encarnacion 

LITFIC LOA SHORT STORIES Elizabeth Spencer Novels and Stories 

HISTORY RACE TRAVEL How The Word Is Passed by Clint Smith tour of US monuments 


HISTORY -- Forget The Alamo -- by Bryan Burrough etc three Texas historians debunk the Alamo 

LITFIC LGBT POC FAITH Rainbow Milk black adoptee of Jehovah's Witnesses

POP CULTURE Prince and the Parade and Sign O The Times Era Studio Sessions 1985 and 1986 by Duane Tudahl 

FANTASY -- The Wolf and the Woodsman by Ava reid inspired by Hungarian and Jewish myths 


THEATER CIRCUS HISTORY Battle for The Big Top by Les Standiford 

THEATER LITFIC Morningside heights about Shakespearean scholar 


*****CURR EVENTS Last best Hope America in Crisis and Renewal by George Packer 

FANTASAY YA Wendy Darling Peter Pan universe by A.C. Wise 

******** NATURE The heartbeat of trees by Peter Wohllebin ********

TRUE CRIME The Truth AboutThe OJ Simpson Trial by F Lee Bailey

NOIR MYS The Killing Hills Appalachia 


HISTORY WW II -- Geniuses At Work by David A Price building digital computer Colossus

LGBT Yes Daddy by Jonathan Parks-Ramage (film rights) 


THEATER POP Jayne Mansfield - The Girl Couldn't Help It by Eve Golden


JULY 2021 


THEATER American Vaudeville by Geoffrey Hilsabeck history of flourishing and sudden decline of vaudeville


LITFIC GAY Bolla by Pajtim Statovci 

MUSIC BIO Richard Marx Stories To Tell 

LITFIC GAY CLASSIC REIMAGINED Alec aka Scudder from maurice by William di Canzio

MYS Razorblade Tears by S.A. Cosby two ex-cons tracking down the killers of their sons, who were married. 




THEATER Inside Comedy by David Steinberg profiles of all the biggies

SCI-FI CLIMATE Appleseed by Matt Bell sci-fi speculative fiction climate crisis 


FANTASY She Who Became The Sun by Shelley parker-chan


THRILLER ***********

AUGUST 2021 


THEATER MYS Agatha Christie First Lady Of Crime essays 

THEATER LITFIC All's Well by Mona Awad theater prof in chronic pain putting on the Shakespeare comedy

HISTORY TRUE CRIME The Irish Assassins Victorian society by Julie Kavanaugh

MYS HISTORICAL August Leaves 1922: A Kiki Button mystery

THRILLER Bullet Train by Kotaro Isaka -- five assassins on train. Fun!! 




LITFIC NATURE Once There Were Wolves by Charlotte McConaghy 

CURRENT EVENTS -- Student Resistance In The Age of Chaos Book 1 and 2 by Mark Edelman Boren 


NONFIC WOMEN HISTORY CRUISE Maiden Voyages: Magnificent Ocean Liners and the Women...

THEATER FIC The Show Girl by Nicola Harrison the Ziegfeld Follies

POLITICS ESSAYS Out On A Limb by Andrew Sullivan

LITFIC The Republic Of False Truths by Alaa Al Aswany fic set in Egypt Spring, banned

YA LGBT-ish -- Rainbow in The Dark by Sean McGinty never id's gender 

MYS CLASSIC Jim Hanvey, Detective by Octavus Roy Cohen REISSUE


THEATER -- Rude Talk In Athens ninfic on comedy plays by Mark Haskell Smith 

PARADE SPORTS BIO All in by Billie Jean King 

THEATER GAY BALLET MEMOIR Center Center by James Whiteside principal ABT

LITFIC Gordo by Jaime Cortez


LITFIC HISTORICAL The Women of Troy by Pat Barker 

LITFUC SHORT STORIES DEBUT WMAN Something Wonderful by Jo Lloyd

FANTASY A Heart Divided Legends of the Condor b Jin Yong 

MYS SERIES Lightning Strike by William Kent Krueger 



HISTORY WAR The Afghanistan Papers -- what went wrong by Craig Whitlock

LITFIC RAVES Moon and the Mars by Kia Corthron 

MYS TV TIE IN HOLMES Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche  



THEATER  MUSIC REF The Jazz Standards by Ted Gioia (second edition) 

THEATER Pick A Pocket Or Two: A History Of British Musical Theatre by Ethan Morden 

THEATER Breaking Into Song Why You Shouldn't Hate Musicals by UK director


YA Willodeen by Katherine Applegate 


MEMOIR HISTORY POC Three Girls From Bronzeville 

HISTORY WAR TEEN The Last Viking by Don Holloway BIO

HISTORY Cuba by Ada Ferrer 

LITFIC The Magician by Colm Toibin (book about Thomas Mann) 

LITFIC POP MUSIC The Great Glorious Goddamn Of It All by artist Josh Ritter 

THEATER MOVIE Reginald Rose and the Journey of 12 Angry Men by Phil Rosenzweig

MYS WW II Road of Bones by james R Benn a Billy Boyle mys  

PHILOSOPHY CLASSIC NEW TRANS Fear and Trembling Kierkegaard new trans 

PHILOSOPHY CLASSIC NEW TRANS Being and Nothingness Sartre


+CURR EVENTS -- Overtime: Why We Need A Shorter Work Week  

LITFIC FRENCH HISTORICAL Civilizations by Laurent Binet French author bestseller 


LITFIC NATIVE AMERICANS the Ghost dancers by Adrian C Louis

SHORT STORIES THe Best Short Stories of 2021 O'Henry Awards 

LOA YA CLASSICS Virginia Hamilton Five Novels (but also read MC Higgins The Great) 

MYTHS WOMEN The Heroine With 1001 Faces by maria Tatar of Harvard 

SHORT STORIES MYS The Mysterious Bookshop Presents Best Mystery Stories of 2021 edited by Lee Child

XMAS SHORT STORIES IRELAND A Very Irish Christmas Toibin, Yeats etc

HISTORY CURR EVENTS POLITICS Generation Occupy by Michael Levitin influence of Occupy Wall Street 

HISTORY WAR Humane by Samuel Moyn ethics of war 

MUSIC BIO Mellencamp by Paul Rees

LITFIC Tenderness by Alison macleod fic about writing of censorship and rescue of Lady Chatterley's Lover


PHILO The Right To Sex -- Oxford young female poc 

FATHER SON LITFIC CLIMATE Bewilderment by Richard Powers

LITFIC Red Milk by Sjon 

FANTASY Under The Whispering Door by TJ Clune last chance, live life


YA FAITH HISTORICAL The Beatryce Prophecy by Kate DiCamillo 

FIC SCIENCE When We cease To Understand The World NYRB 

\THEATER SCIFIU Light From Uncommon Stars by Ryka Aoki -- violinist must take on six prodigies and convince them to trade their soul for success. Last one is trans genius. 

THEATER?MAGICIANS?YA Before We Disappear assistants to competing magicians fall for each other 

LITFIC Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr 

LITFIC Chronicles From The land Of The happiest People on Earth by Wole Soyinka 



HISTORY, DIARY The Glory and the Sorrow a Parisian diary edited by Timothy tackett 


HISTORY BIO Invisible Child eight years in the life of a girl born into poverty in Brooklyn 

HUMOR MEMOIR A Carnival of Snackery by David Sedaris 

POP CULTURE Major Labels by Kalefa Sanneh -- history of music by genre New Yorker guy 

LITFIC CLASSIC Olav Audunsson II Providence new trans 

LGBT POP GRANDPARENTS KENTUCKY ADDICTION -- Needlework by Julia Watts, teen kid who loves to quilt, cook and watch The Golden Girls w his grandmother

THEATER -- Smile The Story Of A Face by Sarah Ruhl memoir about bell's palsy by playwright 

THEATER __ Noel Coward On (and In) Theatre by Noel Coward 

BIO POP CUL GAY CURRENT EVENTS A Tale Of Two Omars by Omar Sharif Jr

YA DOGS LEGEND How To Train Your Dad by gary Paulsen 

CLASSIC REISSUE The selected stories of guy de maupassant 

CLASSIC  GRAPHI NOVEL CLASSIC Night Fisher by R Kikuo Johnson


POP HISTORY Music Is History by Questlove 

MOVIES TV MEMOIR The Boys by Ron Howard and bro

BESTSELLER NATURE On Animals by Susan Orlean 

**********FAITH FIC The First Christmas by Stephen Mitchell 

FAITH BIO Muhammad The World Changer 

LITFIC THEATER ***** When Two Feathers Fell From The Sky by Maragret Verble  

The First Christmas by Stephen Mitchell

YA CATS SHIPS PIRATES PERIOD Clarice The Brave by Lisa McMann 

BESTSELLER An Irish Country Yuletide by Patrick Taylor 

CLASSIC TRANS A Guardian Angel Recalls WW II


MOVIES HISTORY Colorization -- 100 years of black movies in a white world

BIO MEMOIR Angela Davis (of Birmingham, AL) 

CURR EVENTS One Fair Wage by Saru Jayaraman 

HISTORY -- The White Ship by Charles Spencer turning point in British history 

THEATER CURR EVENTS Our Class by Chris Hedges teacher in prison, putting on play 

HISTORY Liberty Is Sweet  by Woody Holton Amer revo from perspective of women, indigenous etc.

MOVIES DAVID Leave The Gun Take The Cannoli making of Godfather


THEATER MEMOIR Noel Coward On and In Theatre 

THEATER MEMOIR -- Baggage by Alan Cumming 

FICTION: How Do You Live by Genzaburo Yoshino Jap YA inspired Miyazaki 

FIC MYS Five Decembers by James Kestrel 

FICTION HISTORICAL -- The Memoirs of Stockholm Sven 

FICTION FOOD PERIOD Miss Eliza's English Kitchen -- Victorian women revolutionize cooking and cookbooks 

WESTERN XMAS Silver trails Christmas new genre from writing team 

FICTION ESSAY How To Live What To Do -- understanding ourselves via great characters in lit by james Baldwin, Virginia Woolf etc. 



HISTORY -- Watching Darkness Fall WW II ambassadors 

HISTORY COMICS American Comics a history by Jeremy Dauber

HISTORY ORAL ALBANIA Mud Sweeter Than Honey: Voices of Communist Albania

LITFIC MYS HISTORY The Bloodless Boy by Robert J Lloyd 1678 new duo uses science to investigate boy drained of blood

LITFIC Harsh Times by Mario Vargas Llosa 

HISTORY DAVID Lightning Down by Tom Clavin WW II prisoners of war 

SHOWBIZ BIO Solid Ivory by James Ivory 

SELF HELP FAITH Hi I'm An Atheist by David G McAfee

LGBT YA Spin Me Right Round by david Valdes gay Back t the Future 

LIT -- Essays Two by Lydia Davis on proust etc


******* PADGETT POWELL Indigo collected nonfic 

CLASSIC The Plague by Camus new trans

HISTORY The Dawn of Everything -- retelling of human history 

LITFIC POC SHORT STORIES Look for Me and I'll Be Gone by John Edgar Wideman 

LITFIC KOREA Love In The Big City by Sang Young Park

MYS -- The Return of The Pharaoh by Nicholas Meyer (7% Solution) Dr watson memoir 

BAKING The Cookie Bible by Rose Levy Beranbaum 


MYS FIC Quarry's Blood by Max Allan Collins series finale 

CURR EVENTS -- American Kleptocracy 

LITFIC The Dickens Boy by Thomas Keneally 

SCI-FI Termination Shock by Neal Stephenson 

MOVIES MEMOIR Confessions of a Puppetmaster by B movie director Charles Band

SCIFI SHORT STORIES FEMALE FUNNY Even Greater Mistakes by Charlie Jane Anders

TRAVEL COLUMBIA Every Day The River Changes by Jordan Salama 


SHOWBIZ SANDBOX  *******Audience-ology -- Hollywood testing movies by Kevin Goetz 

LITFIC POC NATIVE AMER -- A Snake Falls To Earth by Darcie Little Badger 


THEATER LITFIC VAUDEVILLE The Sisters Sweet by Elizabeth Weiss conjoined twins act breaks up (no glley yet) 

SHORT STORIES JAPAN People From My Neighborhood by Hiromi Kawakami 



MYTHS WOMEN Greek Myths retellings by Charlotte Higgins

SHARON GLESS -- TV icon with Memoir Apparently, There Were Complaints

THEATER MYS The Mystery of the Sorrowful Maiden by Kate Saunders period, female detective 

BOOK LISTS  52 AWARD Winning Titles Every Book Lover Should Read 



LITFIC The Fortune Men by Nadifa Mohamed BOOKER Finalist LITFIC






GAY MEMOIR High-Risk Homosexual by Edgar Gomez  


HISTORY FASCISM Gangsters Of Capitalism by  Jonathan Katz  (Smedley Butler) 

LITFIC NAZIISM Red Milk by Sjon 


LITFIC GAY BI MEMOIRISH LEGEND A Previous Life by Edmund White

Dead Silence sci-fi horror. Titanic meets The Shining. A luxury space liner ready to be salvaged decades after it disappeared. 



THEATER ACTING SHOWBIZ -- The Method cultural history by Isaac BUtler 

LITFIC POC QUEER Don't Cry For Me by Daniel Black letter from father to gay son

LITFIC RELIGION The Books Of Jacob by Nobel Prize winner Olga Tokarczuk 

SCIENCE This Way To The Universe by Michael Dine 

KIDS Loyalty by Avi *****  

CLASSIC REISSUE Rebellion by Joseph Roth 


LITFIC POC RACE Dirty Bird Blues  Penguin classic 


LITFIC Pure Colour by Sheila Heti 

LITFIC QUEER The Boy With A Bird In His Chest by Emme Lund 


FANTASY SERIES POC -- Moon Witch Spider King by Marlon James 


POETRY CLASSIC TRANS Duino Elegies by Rilke, classic trans by Vita Sackville West

MARCH 2022 



MEMOIR MOVIES ESSAYS Run Towards The Danger by Sarah Polley essays on life and fallible memory 

POLITICS HISTORY -- What It Took To Win: History Of democratic Party by Michael Kazin 

THEATER MEMOIR LGBT -- I Was Better Last Night by Harvey Fierstein 

MYTHS WOMEN Pandora's Jar -- rethinking greek myths from perspective of women 

JAPAN LITFIC Scattered All Over The Earth by Yoko Tawada


THEATER LITFIC Booth by Karen Jay Fowler 

YA LGBT All That's Left In The World post-apocalyptic queer tale 


LITFIC QUEER RELIGION MUSIC The World Cannot Give by Tara Isabella Burton



LITFIC PERIOD WAR A Ballad Of Love and Glory by Reyna Grande Mex-Amer wr

HISTORY -- Legacy of Violence -- history of British Empire by Pulitzer Prize winner


SCI-Fi HUMOR Redshirts author John Scalzi The Kaiju Preservation Society 

CURR EVENTS VENEZUELA Things Are Never So Bad...


HISTORY -- The War That Made The Roman Empire by Barry Strauss 

ECO-HISTORY -- The Journey Of Humanity by Oded Galor 



RELIGION -- The Hidden order of Intimacy -- reflections on Book of Leviticus

YA ROAD TRIP LGBT Boys Of The Beast 

APRIL 2022 


THEATER HISTORY The Richmond Theatre Fire


THEATER STAND UP -- In On The Joke history of female standups 

LITFIC QUEER BESTSELLER Young Mungo by author of Shuggie Brain Douglas Stuarty 

MYS CLASSIC POC The Conjure-Man Dies

NATURE GENDER Different gender thru eyes of primatologist Frans De Waal

PARADE LITFIC The Candy House by Jennifer Egan 

LITFIC RUSSIA LGBT Little Foxes Took Up Matches

LITFIC CLASSIC CHILE Yesterday by Juan Emar

LITFIC DEBUT Greetings From Asbury Park


MYS Portrait of a Thief by Grace D Li 

LITFIC WESTERN ASIAS PERIOD Four Treasures of the Sky by Jennuy Tinghui Zhang 1880s western, girl dressed as boy etc.


THEATER -- Offstage Observations bway memoir by critic Steven Suskin

THEATER HIS FIC -- Theater Of Marvels Victorian london, black actress playing "The Great Amazonia" 

FAITH PHILOSOPHY Growing Moral a Confucian guide to life 


PARADE MUSIC SCI-FI The Memory Librarian by Janelle Monae

THEATER BIO LGBT  Playing With Myself by Randy Rainbow 


FANTASY HISTORICAL Flint and Mirror by John Crowley

LITFIC SHORT STORIES The Trouble With Happiness by Tove Divletsen

SCI-FI LIT Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel 

FAN CLASSIC Stormbringer by Michael Moorcock foreward Michael Chabon


NATURE -- Forest Walking by Peter Wohlleben

CRIME LITFIC City on Fire by Don Winslow 

FANTASY ACCLAIM Nettle & Bone by T Kingfisher

MAY 2022


THEATER LITFIC HUMOR Liarmouth by John Waters 

RADIO MEMOIR POC LGBT My Seven Black Fathers 

LITFIC LGBT The Dove In The Belly

LITFIC IRISH  Poguemahone by Patrick McCabe 

MUSIC RACE HISTORY My Old Kentucky Home by Emily Bingham 

LGBT YA 90S NYC When You Call My Name by Tucker Shaw

MYS CLASSIC Due To A Death by Mary Kelly

LITFIC LGBT ADVENTURER The Barrens lovers on white water rafting trip


SHOWBIZ COUNTRY Her Country women of country music by marissa Moss

HISTORY Born To Be Hanged - gentleman pirates

MOVIES FANTASY POC Siren Queen by Nghi Vo


NYRB KIDS CLASSIC REISSUE -- The Little Grey Men Go Down The Bright Stream by BB 

LGBT YA MUSIC NETHERLANDS -- The Days of Bluegrass Love 


THRILLER SUSPENSE -- Two Nights In Lisbon by Chris Pavone, major buzz 

BASEBALL MEMOIR Swing and a Hit by Paul O'Neill 

ROM LITFIC POC You made A Fool Of death With Your Beauty


MEMOIR TIE IN TV MEDICINE This Is Going To Hurt Ben Whishaw on AMC


HUMOR MEMOIR Happy Go Lucky by David Sedaris 

HISTORY IMMIGRANTS Streets of Gold positive look at immigration

HISTORY POC African Founders by David Hackett Fischer US people of color 

RADIO MEMOIR ECO The Flag the Cross and Station Wagon by Bill McKibben

MUSIC HISTORY Musical Revolutions by Stuart Isakoff 


The Age of Eisenhower bio 
Agent Running In The Field by John Le Carre 
Amatka sci-fi female 
American Moonshot b Douglas Brinkley history of space race 
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 Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler 
Arrowood -- Holmes competitor
Augustown -- Jamaican novel 
Autumn Light by Pico Iyer nonfic on Japanese culture and grief 
The Battle For Beverly Hills -- history
Bearskin by James McLaughlin lit thriller
The Beauties Chekhov short stories new trans
Before The Fall -- thriller by creator of TV Fargo
Behemoth: A History of the Factory 
The Best Science Fiction of the Year Volume 4 (2018/19) edited Neil Clarke
Big Sky thriller by Kate Atkinson 
Binstead's Safari by Rachel Ingalls author of Mrs. Caliban 2-26-2019
Black Edge -- business nonfic hedge fund shenanigans
Black Flags Blue Waters -- history pirates US
Black Shack Alley by Jospeh Zobel Penguin reissue 
Blood Grove by Walter Mosley Easy Rawlins 
Blood Moon Cherokee nation history two rivals
The Book Of Disquiet new edition
Born A Crime Trevor Noah
Bowlaway by Elizabeth McCracken litfic 2-5-2019
Boys Of Alabama by Genevieve Hudson 
A Bright Ray of darkness by Ethan Hawke 
The Brothers York by Thomas Penn 
Bryant and May Hall of Mirrors
Bullshit Jobs by David Graeber
The Butchering Art medicine history
Career of Evil (Robert Galbraith mys)
Central Station
Chicago by David Mamet
The Chilbury Ladies' Choir (book club fiction)
The Chinese Orange Mystery by Ellery Queen mys reissue
A Christmas Carol and other Christmas stories by Charles Dickens
City On Fire
Classic American Crime Fiction of the 1920s edited by Leslie S Klinger 
The Complete and Original Norwegian Folktales of Asbjornsen and Moe 
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
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 
Dodge City (popular history)
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 new trans 
The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
Elena Ferrante
Empire of Cotton
Everyone Brave Is Forgiven by Chris Cleave 
Fall or Dodge in Hell by Neal Stephenson 
False Witness by karin Slaughter 
Farthest Field 
Fifth Sun: A New History Of The Aztecs 
The Fine Art of Murder
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 
A Gentleman In Moscow -- lit fic
The Gilded Razor
The Girl at the Baggage Claim (social commentary East-West) 
Gods of the Upper air by Charles King SCIENCE HISTORY Frank Boas margaret Mead 
Golden Age Of Detective Stories edited by Otto Penzler  
The Good Daughter Karin Slaughter 
The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
Green by Sam Graham-Felsen
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
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 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 
Indecent Advances by James Polchin history of queer sex crimes before Stonewall 
Infomocracy (not on Kindle) 
In West Mills by De-shawn Charles Winslow litfic black community 1940s-80s 
The Japanese Lover by Isabelle Allende
Joe Gould's Teeth 
K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches by Tyler Kepner  
Katharine Of Aragon -- Alison Weir fiction
Last Stories by William Trevor 
Last Witnesses kid oral history by Svetlana Alexievich 
Leading men by Christopher Castellani THEATER fi on Tennessee Williams and lover 
The Lessons of Ubuntu nonfic on race 
Lie With Me gay french novel trans by Molly Ringwald 
A Little Life
**********The Long-Legged Fly by James Sallis mys classic reissue introing Lew Griffin #1-6
9/10, 10/15, two on 11/12, two on 12/3
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
Loving, Caught, Back all by Henry Green reissue NYRB
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
Middle England by Jonathan Coe
The Mirror Thief
Mister Monkey -- fiction/theater 
Mrs. Engels
My German Brother by Chico Barques, Brazilian pop star
My Sister The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
The Mystery of Three Quarters by Sophie Hannah new Poirot
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
The Novel of Ferrara by Giorgio Bassani (six volume epic)
Number one Chinese Restaurant lit fic
The Odyssey by Emily Wilson trans 
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 
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
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 Puzzle of the Happy Hooligan by Stuart Palmer mys reissue
The Red Lamp by mary Rinehart mys reissue
Renoir's Dancer history
Requiem for the American Dream -- Noam Chomsky
Richard Nixon bio John Farrell
Rilke in Paris trans in English
Romance in Marseille by Claude McKay LITFIC PENGUIN CLASSIC LGBT BLACK
Room To Dream David Lynch
The Sacred Hunt Duology 
The Science of Middle Earth 
The Season Social History of Debutante by Kristen Richardson
Secondhand Time
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
Silver sword and Stone -- a lens on Latin America by historian marie Arana
Sing Unburied Sing litfic 9-5
The 6:41 To Paris
Sleeping Giants (not on Kindle)
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  
Stalingrad by Vasily Grossman nonfic NYRB
The Stone Reader NYT philosophy column
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 
A Summer With Montaigne essays by Antoine Compagnon 
Superior: The Return Of Race Science by Angela Saini science cur events 5-21-2019 
Swing Time Zadie Smith
The Sympathizer
Tell Them Of Battles, Kings and Elephants by Mathias Enard
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
To Fight Against This Age --fascism essays
Tomorrow's Kin  sci-fi alien first contact
Too Like The Lightning
Twelve Kings (fantasy)  
Twenty Years After by Dumas new trans of Three Musketeers by Lawrence Ellsworth  
Valley Of Genius Silicon Valley by Adam Fisher history tech
Varieties of Religious Experience by William James
Victorian Fairy Tales edited by Michael Newton
Vision Quest (ya)
We'll Always Have Casablanca (pop culture)
We Were Rich and We Didn't Know It Irish memoir 3-5-2019
When Einstein Walked With Godel science essays by Jim Holt 
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
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
Young Radicals -- nonfic about six radicals prior to WW I
The Young Visiters by Daisy Ashford
Yvgeny Onegin -- new trans of Pushkin

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