Book Lover

My mother was a primary teacher. My father was a book man. I’m a born reader. But reluctant to spread my passion for fear of boring or seeming too proud. More than ever before, this year my book affection (infection) became severe. Hence this partial list.

Old Age by Michael Kinsley
Filthy Shakespeare by Pauline Kiernan
Fathers and Sons by Alexander Waugh
Will This Do? by Auberon Waugh
Tattoos on the Heart by Gregory Boyle
Walt Whitman by Jerome Loving
Jim Murray by Jim Murray
Bel Ami by Maupassant
Wildmen, Wobblies & Whistle Punks by Stewart Holbrook
Hayward Field: Legends and Legacies
The Patch by John McPhee
Dark Side of Camelot by Seymour Hersh
The Life of Samuel Johnson by James Boswell
Jonathon Swift: His Life and World… by Leo Damrosch
The Club: Johnson, Boswell… by Leo Damrosch
Samuel Johnson by John Wain
How The Irish Saved Civilization by Thomas Cahill
Mysteries of the Middle Age by Thomas Cahill
A World Lit Only by Fire by William Manchester
The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson (and everything else by Larson)
On the plain of snakes: a Mexican journey by Paul Theroux
O Pioneers by Willa Cather
My Antonia by Willa Cather
The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather
One of Ours by Willa Cather
The Professor’s House by Willa Cather
The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas by Machado de Assis
Don Casmurro by Machado de Assis
Stranger Than Fiction by Chuck Palahniuk
Emerson Among The Eccentrics by Carlos Baker

And lots of mysteries by Peter May, Arnaldur Indridason, C.J. Box, James Lee Burke, Lee Child, William Kent Kruger, John Sanford, Craig Johnson… And good friend Craig Leener

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