New Summer TBR Pile…

TBR_April2014_update

Old TBR pile progress:

Titles:

    • Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing – Ted Conover (NF – prison memoir from perspective of corrections officer)
    • Ethan Frome – Edith Wharton – Read 07/14
    • Dirt – David R. Montgomery (NF) – close look at dirt
    • Ten Years in the Tub – Nick Hornby – (NF) collection of book columns in magazine The Believer
    • Confessions of an Advertising Man – David Ogilvy (NF) – autobiography – DNF. Dated, very dated.
    • The Known World – Edward P. Jones (F)
    • The Blackwater Lightship – Colm Toibin (F) – Read 05/06/2014. FAB
    • The Weight of Heaven – Thrity Umrigar (F)
    • Kaffir Boy – Mark Mathbane (NF) – coming-of age autobio of kid in Apartheid S. Africa
    • The President’s Hat – Antoine Laurain (F) READ 05/08/2014.
    • Homeward Bound – Emily Matcher (NF) – critical look at domesticity
    • Video Nights in Katmandu – Pico Iyer (NF) – travel. IN PROGRESS.
    • Lest Innocent Blood be Lost – Philip Hallie (NF) – WWII history (people side). DNF
    • Going to Extremes – Joe McGinnis (NF) DNF.
    • Embers – Sandor Marai (F)Read 07/14
    • Strength in What Remains – Tracy Kidder (NF) – biography
    • England, Their England – A. G. McDonnell (F)
    • Sister Carrie – Theodore Dreiser (F) READ 04/23/2014
    • Moonwalking with Einstein – Joshua Foer (NF) – how memory works type of read
    • Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found – Suketa Mehta (NF) – travel/coming home
    • Saturday is for Funerals – Unity Dow and Max Essex (NF) – current look at HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa

New TBR Pile:

TBR Pile starting June 2014.

TBR Pile starting June 2014.

  • War Brides – Keep forgetting to check this author, but there is one. 🙂 (NF)
  • Maphead – Ken Jennings (NF) (repeat TBR selection – perhaps this time?)
  • Underground America: Narrative of Undocumented Lives – Peter Orner (NF)
  • Class: A Guide Through the American Status System – Paul Fussell (NF)
  • Color: A Natural History of the Palette – Victoria Finlay (NF) (repeat TBR selection)
  • Our Longest Days: A People’s History of the Second World War – Sandra Koa Wing (NF)
  • Modoc – Ralph Helfer (NF)
  • Womenfolks – Shirley Abbott (NF)
  • Strength of What Remains – Tracy Kidder (NF) (repeat TBR)
  • The Weight of Heaven – Thrity Umriger (F)
  • An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth – Chris Hadfield (NF)
  • The Art of Choosing – Sheena Iyengar (NF)
  • Gaudy Night – Dorothy L. Sayers (F)
  • Everybody was so Young – Amanda Vaill (NF)
  • Life in the Medieval Cloister – Julie Kerr (NF)
  • The Color Purple – Alice Walker (F)
  • Video Nights in Katmandu – Pico Iyer (travel NF) In progress.
  • Period Piece – Gwen Raverat (history/journal NF) – READ (07/14)
  • True Grit – Charles Portis (F) – READ (06/14)
  • Ethan Frome – Edith Wharton (F) – READ (07/14)

As usual, the caveats are as follows:

  • I don’t have to read them if I don’t want to
  • I can change the titles with other titles from TBR
  • This is just a guide — not a rule

 

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