Books read in 2020

Highlights of the Collections of the Oriental Institute (Jean M. Evans; 2017. Non-fiction.) RFS
The Mousetrap (Agatha Christie; 1952. Drama.) RFS
Trust Exercise (Susan Choi; 2019. Fiction.) RFS
Rutherford and Sons (Githa Sowerby; 1912. Drama.) RFS
Richard III (William Shakespeare; 1592. Drama.) RFS *
In the Heart of the Sea (Nathan Philbrick; 2000. Non-fiction.) RFS
Dear America (Jose Antonio Vargas; 2018. Non-fiction.) RFS
A Long Way Gone (Ishmael Beah; 2007. Non-fiction.) RFS
Frogcatchers (Jeff Lemire; 2018. Graphic fiction.) LIB
On Tyranny (Timothy Snyder; 2017. Non-fiction.) RFS
Tomten Tales (Astrid Lindgren; 2017 ed. (1960 and 1966). Juvenile fiction.) LIB
An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth (Chris Hadfield; 2013. Non-fiction.) RFS
Between the World and Me (Ta-Nehisi Coates; 2015. Non-fiction.) RFS
Keep It Moving (Twyla Tharp; 2019. Non-fiction.) LIB
The Passengers (John Marrs; 2019. Fiction.) ATY
Digital Minimalism (Cal Newport; 2019. Non-fiction.) RFS
We Should All Be Feminists (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie; 2014. Non-fiction.) LIB
Daughter of Time (Josephine Tey; 1951. Fiction.) RFS *
Blood Dazzler (Patricia Smith; 2009. Poetry.) LIB
Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men (Carolyn Criado Perez; 2019. Non-fiction.) ATY
The Whisper Man (Alex North; 2019. Fiction.) ATY

The Warehouse (Rob Hart; 2019. Fiction.) LIB
Emma (Jane Austen; 1815. Fiction.) RFS *
The Truants (Kate Weinberg; 2019. Fiction.) LIB
Women and Power (Mary Beard; 2017. Non-fiction.) RFS
Men Explain Things to Me (Rebecca Solnit; 2017. Non-fiction.) RFS
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (Muriel Spark; 1961. Fiction.) RFS *
The Lady from the Sea (Henrik Ibsen; 1888. Drama.) RFS
Five Days at Memorial (Sheri Fink; 2013. Non-fiction.) RFS
The Taming of the Shrew (William Shakespeare; 1592. Drama.) RFS *
Zeitoun (Dave Eggers; 2009. Non-fiction.) RFS
As You Like It (William Shakespeare; 1599. Drama.) RFS *

American Dirt (Jeanine Cummins; 2020. Fiction.) ATY
Homer’s The Iliad and The Odyssey (Alberto Manguel; 2007. Non-fiction.) RFS
The Iliad (Gareth Hinds; 2019. Graphic fiction.) RFS
Why We Can’t Sleep (Ada Calhoun; 2020. Non-fiction.) LIB
Vinegar Girl (Anne Tyler; 2016. Fiction.) RFS
Autobiography of a Face (Lucy Grealy; 1994. Non-fiction.) RFS
The Plot Against America (Philip Roth; 2004. Fiction.) RFS
Aimless Love (Billy Collins; 2013. Poetry.) RFS
My Dark Vanessa (Kate Elizabeth Russell; 2020. Fiction.) ATY
Severance (Ming La; 2018. Fiction.) RFS
Trees, Vol. 3 (Warren Ellis; 2020. Graphic fiction.) LIB
Oblivion Song, Vol. 4 (Robert Kirkman; 2020. Graphic fiction.) LIB
Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland (Patrick Radden Keene; 2019. Non-fiction.) RFS
Catch and Kill (Ronan Farrow; 2019. Non-fiction.) RFS
The Old Man and the Sea (Ernest Hemingway; 1952. Fiction.) ATY

Postal: Deliverance, Vol. 1 (Brian Edward Hill; 2019. Graphic fiction.) LIB
The Nose (Nikolai Gogol; 1835. Fiction.) RFS
The Book of M (Peng Shepherd; 2018. Fiction.) RFS
The Lion in Winter (James Goldman; 1966. Drama.) RFS *
The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe (Kij Johnson; 2016. Fiction.) RFS
Parnassus on Wheels (Christopher Morley; 1917. Fiction.) RFS
How to Die: An Ancient Guide to the End of Life (Seneca; ed. James Romm; 2018. Non-fiction.) RFS
How to Keep Your Cool: An Ancient Guide to Anger Management (Seneca; ed. James Romm; 2019. Non-fiction.) RFS
How to Grow Old: Ancient Wisdom for the Second Half of Life (Marcus Tullius Cicero; ed. Philip Freeman; 2016. Non-fiction.) RFS
The Bookshop (Penelope Fitzgerald; 1978. Fiction.) RFS
The Haunted Bookshop (Christopher Morley; 1919. Fiction.) LIB
How to Be Free: An Ancient Guide to the Stoic Life (Epictetus; ed. A.A. Long; 2018. Non-fiction.) RFS
Chemistry (Weike Wang; 2017. Fiction.) RFS
The Sense of an Ending (Julian Barnes; 2011. Fiction.) RFS
The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human (Jonathan Gottschall; 2012. Non-fiction.) RFS
Oedipus at Colonus (Sophocles; 406 B.C. Trans. Robert Fitzgerald; 1969. Drama.) RFS
Truth and Beauty (Ann Patchett; 2004. Non-fiction.) RFS
The Lost Books of the Odyssey (Zachary Mason; 2007/2010. Fiction.) RFS
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (J.K. Rowling; 1998. Fiction.) RFS *
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (J.K. Rowling; 1998. Fiction.) RFS *
Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery (Richard Kolker; 2013. Non-fiction.) RFS
The Tempest (William Shakespeare; 1610. Drama.) RFS *
Man’s Search for Meaning: An Introduction to Logotherapy (Viktor E. Frankl; 1946. Non-fiction.) RFS *
Give Me Your Heart (Joyce Carol Oates; 2010. Fiction.) RFS
Viktor Frankl: A Life Worth Living (Anna S. Redsand; 2006. Non-fiction.) RFS
American Predator (Maureen Callahan; 2019. Non-fiction.) RFS
Flatland (Edwin A. Abbott; 1884. Fiction.) RFS
Measure for Measure (William Shakespeare; 1603. Drama.) RFS *

After I’m Gone (Laura Lippman; 2014. Fiction.) RFS
The Journalist and the Murderer (Janet Malcolm; 1990. Non-fiction.) RFS
I’d Know You Anywhere (Laura Lippman; 2010. Fiction.) RFS
Tales from the Loop (Simon Stålenhag; 2014. Graphic fiction.) LIB
Mother Night (Kurt Vonnegut; 1961. Fiction.) RFS *
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (J.K. Rowling; 1999. Fiction.) RFS *
The Nickel Boys (Colson Whitehead; 2019. Fiction.) RFS
Bartleby, the Scrivener (Herman Melville; 1856. Fiction.) RFS *
Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties (Tom O’Neill; 2019. Non-fiction.) RFS
The Metamorphosis (Franz Kafka (1915); Bantam ed. 1972. 201 pages. Fiction.) RFS *
Kafka (Robert Crumb; 1993 / 2013. Graphic non-fiction.) RFS
James Joyce: Portrait of a Dubliner (Alfonso Zapico; 2011. Graphic non-fiction.) RFS
The Underground Railroad (Colson Whitehead; 2016. Fiction.) RFS
The Book of Delights (Ross Gay; 2019. Non-fiction.) ATY
The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents (Terry Pratchett; 2001. Fiction.) RFS
A Very Easy Death (Simone de Beauvoir; 1964. Non-fiction.) RFS
Providence of a Sparrow (Chris Chester; 2002. Non-fiction.) RFS
The Blue Castle (L.M. Montgomery; 1926. Fiction.) RFS
Alexander’s Bridge (Willa Cather; 1912. Fiction.) RFS
Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Truman Capote; 1958. Fiction.) RFS *
I, Juan de Pareja (Elizabeth Barton de Treviño; 1965. Fiction.) RFS
Incident at Vichy (Arthur Miller; 1965. Drama.) RFS *
Gilgamesh: A New English Version (Stephen Mitchell; 2004. Poetry.) RFS *
Einstein’s Dreams (Alan Lightman; 1993. Fiction.) RFS
The Odd Woman and the City (Vivian Gornick; 2015. Non-fiction.) RFS
We Have Always Lived in a Castle (Shirley Jackson; 1962. Fiction.) RFS
The Ocean at the End of the Lane (Neil Gaiman; 2013. Fiction.) RFS
Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers (Deborah Heiligman; 2017. Non-fiction.) RFS
Cassandra at the Wedding (Dorothy Baker; 1962. Fiction.) RFS

Rodham (Curtis Sittenfeld; 2020. Fiction.) ATY
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (J.K. Rowling; 2000. Fiction.) RFS *
Saint Joan (George Bernard Shaw; 1923. Drama.) RFS
Shirley (Susan Scarf Merrell; 2014. Fiction.) RFS
King Lear (William Shakespeare; 1606. Drama.) RFS *
After the Fall (Arthur Miller; 1964. Drama.) RFS
Coraline (Neil Gaiman; 2002. Fiction.) RFS *
Gang Leader for a Day (Sudhir Venkatesh; 2008. Non-fiction.) RFS
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Vol. I: The Pox Party (M.T. Anderson; 2006. Fiction.) RFS
Citizen: An American Lyric (Claudia Rankine; 2008. Non-fiction.) RFS *
The Blood of Emmett Till (Timothy B. Tyson; 2017. Non-fiction.) RFS
Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar… Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes (Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein; 2006. Non-fiction.) RFS
Thick and Other Essays (Tressie McMillan Cottom; 2019. Non-fiction.) RFS
Make Your Home Among Strangers (Jennine Capó Crucet; 2015. Fiction.) RFS
The Mad Scientist’s Daughter (Cassandra Rose Clarke; 2016. Fiction.) ATY
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (J.K. Rowling; 2003. Fiction.) RFS *
Broken Monsters (Lauren Beukes; 2014. Fiction.) RFS
White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism (Robin Diangelo; 2018. Non-fiction.) RFS
Circe (Madeline Miller; 2018. Fiction.) RFS
The Godmother (Hannelore Cayre; 2019. Fiction.) RFS

The Amateurs (Liz Harmer; 2019. Fiction.) RFS
Postal: Deliverance, Vol. 2 (Brian Edward Hill; 2020. Graphic fiction.) LIB
Ascender, Vol. 2: The Dead Sea (Jeff Lemire; 2020. Graphic fiction.) LIB
The Tao of Pooh (Benjamin Hoff; 1982. Non-fiction.) RFS *
The Pearl (John Steinbeck; 1947. Fiction.) RFS
Death in Venice (Thomas Mann; 1912. Trans. Michael Henry Heim; 2004. Fiction.) LIB
The Return of the Soldier (Rebecca West; 1918. Fiction.) RFS
The Bridge of San Luis Rey (Thornton Wilder; 1927. Fiction.) RFS *
The Death of Ivan Ilyich (Leo Tolstoy; 1886. Trans. Louise and Aylmer Maude. Fiction.) RFS *
A Raisin in the Sun (Lorraine Hansberry; 1958. Drama.) RFS
The Farm (Tom Rob Smith; 2014. Fiction.) RFS
Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man (Mary L. Trump; 2020. Non-fiction.) ATY
A Separation (Katie Kitamura; 2017. Fiction.) RFS
The Sorrows of Young Werther (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; 1774. Trans. Elizabeth Mayer and Louise Bogan; 1990. Fiction.) RFS
Antigone (Sophocles; 441 B.C. Trans. Ian Johnston; 2016. Drama.) RFS
Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life (Ruth Franklin; 2016. Non-fiction.) RFS
Richard II (William Shakespeare; 1595. Drama.) RFS *
The Haunting of Hill House (Shirley Jackson; 1959. Fiction.) RFS
Say, Say, Say (Lila Savage; 2019. Fiction.) ATY
Ajax (Sophocles; 442 B.C. Trans. Bryan Doerries; 2015. Drama.) ATY
Gideon Falls, Vol. 4: The Pentoculus (Jeff Lemire; 2020. Graphic fiction.) OTH
Grief Is the Thing with Feathers (Max Porter; 2015. Fiction.) ATY
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (J.K. Rowling; 2005. Fiction.) RFS *
Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World’s Greatest Nuclear Disaster (Adam Higginbotham; 2019. Non-fiction.) RFS

In Praise of Walking: A New Scientific Exploration (Shane O’Mara; 2020. Non-fiction.) ATY
Crow (Ted Hughes; 1970. Poetry.) RFS
The Good Soldier (Ford Madox Ford; 1915. Fiction.) RFS
Lanny (Max Porter; 2019. Fiction.) ATY
The Trial (Franz Kafka; 1914/1925. Trans. Breton Mitchell 1999. Fiction.) RFS
The Bell Jar (Sylvia Plath; 1963. Fiction.) RFS *
The Old Guard, Book One: Opening Fire (Greg Rucka; 2017. Graphic fiction.) LIB
Zone One (Colson Whitehead; 2011. Fiction.) RFS
Philoctetes (Sophocles; 409 B.C. Trans. Bryan Doerries; 2015. Drama.) ATY
Survivor Song (Paul Tremblay; 2020. Fiction.) ATY
Women of Trachis (Sophocles; 425 B.C. Trans. Bryan Doerries; 2015. Drama.)
The Gifted School (Bruce Holsinger; 2019. Fiction.) ATY
Lost Children Archive (Valeria Luiselli; 2019. Fiction.) RFS
Family Tree, Vol. 1: The Sapling (Jeff Lemire; 2020. Graphic fiction.) LIB
Something Is Killing the Children, Vol. 1 (James Tynion IV; 2020. Graphic fiction.) LIB
Undiscovered Country, Vol. 1 (Scott Snyder; 2020. Graphic fiction.) LIB
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (J.K. Rowling; 2007. Fiction.) RFS *
The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist (Adrian Tomine; 2020. Graphic non-fiction.) LIB
A Good Marriage (Kimberly McCreight; 2020. Fiction.) LIB

The New Wilderness (Diane Cook; 2020. Fiction.) ATY
The River at Night (Erica Ferencik; 2017. Fiction.) RFS
The Truth about Harry Quebert Affair (Joël Dicker; 2014. Fiction.) RFS
Sentient (Jeff Lemire; 2019. Graphic fiction.) ATY
The Piano Lesson (August Wilson; 1987. Drama.) ATY
Fences (August Wilson; 1985. Drama.) ATY
We Stand on Guard (Brian K. Vaughan; 2016. Graphic fiction.) RFS
Two Trains Running (August Wilson; 1993. Drama.) ATY
Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster (Svetlana Alexievich; 2005 (1997). Non-fiction.) RFS
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (August Wilson; 1982. Drama.) ATY
Radio Golf (August Wilson; 2005. Drama.) ATY
Seven Guitars (August Wilson; 1995. Drama.) ATY
King Hedley II (August Wilson; 1999. Drama.) ATY
The Walking Dead: The Alien (Brian K. Vaughan; 2020. Graphic fiction.) LIB
Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents (Isabel Wilkerson; 2020. Non-fiction.) ATY
Jitney (August Wilson; 1982. Drama.) ATY
The Dramatic Vision of August Wilson (Sandra G. Shannon; 1995. Non-fiction.) ATY
Gem of the Ocean (August Wilson; 2003. Drama.) ATY
Monogamy (Sue Miller; 2020. Fiction.) LIB
Joe Turner’s Come and Gone (August Wilson; 1984. Drama.) ATY
Level 7 (Mordecai Roshwald; 1959. Fiction.) RFS

Dear Edward (Ann Napolitano; 2020. Fiction.) LIB
The Bacchae (Euripides; 405 B.C. Trans. Nicholas Rudall; 1996. Drama.) ATY
Leopoldstadt (Tom Stoppard; 2020. Drama.) ATY
The Bacchae of Euripides: A Communion Rite (Wole Soyinka; 1973. Drama.) ATY
Strangers on a Train (Patricia Highsmith; 1950. Fiction.) RFS
Solitary (Albert Woodfox; 2019. Non-fiction.) RFS
They Thought They Were Free: The Germans, 1933-45 (Milton Mayer; 1959 (2017 edition). Non-fiction.) ATY
Death of a Salesman (Arthur Miller; 1949. Drama.) RFS *
The Bear (Andrew Krivak; 2020. Fiction.) ATY
Who Do You Love (Jennifer Weiner; 2015. Fiction.) RFS
Survival: Another Story, Vol. 1 (Takao Saito; 2017. Graphic fiction.) ATY
Family Tree, Vol. 2: Seeds (Jeff Lemire; 2020. Graphic fiction.) LIB
Don’t Call Us Dead (Danez Smith; 2017. Poetry.) LIB
It Can’t Happen Here (Sinclair Lewis; 1936. Fiction.) RFS
Lakewood (Megan Giddings; 2020. Fiction.) LIB
Disappearing Earth (Julia Phillips; 2019. Fiction.) RFS

Parable of the Sower (Octavia Butler; 1993. Fiction.) RFS
On Immunity: An Inoculation (Eula Biss; 2014. Non-fiction.) ATY
Theory of Bastards (Audrey Schulman; 2014. Fiction.) RFS
Devolution (Max Brooks; 2020. Fiction.) ATY
New Boy (Tracy Chevalier; 2017. Fiction.) RFS
Miracle Creek (Angie Kim; 2019. Fiction.) RFS
Class Trip (Emmanuel Carrère; 1999. Fiction.) RFS
Fen (Caryl Churchill; 1983. Drama.) ATY
Gideon Falls, Vol. 5: Wicked Words (Jeff Lemire; 2020. Graphic fiction.) OTH

Still Alive: A Holocaust Girlhood Remembered (Ruth Klüger; 2001. Non-fiction.) ATY
Wolf Hall (Hilary Mantel; 2009. Fiction.) RFS
Memorial: A Version of Homer’s Iliad (Alice Oswald; 2011. Poetry.) ATY
The Dead (James Joyce; 1914. Fiction.) *
The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge (M.T. Anderson; 2018. Fiction.) RFS
In Defense of Elitism: Why I’m Better Than You and You Are Better Than Someone Who Didn’t Buy This Book (Joel Stein; 2019. Non-fiction.) LIB
Antigone Rising: The Subversive Power of the Ancient Myth (Helena Morales; 2020. Non-fiction.) ATY
The Theater of War: What Ancient Greek Tragedies Can Teach Us Today (Bryan Doerries; 2015. Non-fiction.) ATY
Harriet the Spy (Louise Fitzhugh; 1964. Fiction.) RFS *
Crooked House (Agatha Christie; 1949. Fiction.) ATY
Endless Night (Agatha Christie; 1967. Fiction.) ATY
The Silence of the Girls (Pat Barker; 2018. Fiction.) RFS
Bring up the Bodies (Hilary Mantel; 2012. Fiction.) RFS
Gifts of the Crow: How Perception, Emotion, and Thought Allow Smart Birds to Behave Like Humans (John M. Marzluff; 2012. Non-fiction.) RFS
We Keep the Dead Close: A Murder at Harvard and a Half Century of Silence (Becky Cooper; 2020. Non-fiction.) ATY
Indebted: How Families Make College Work at Any Cost (Caitlin Zaloom; 2019. Non-fiction.) RFS
Les Blancs (Lorraine Hansberry; 1970. Drama.) ATY
The Blacks: A Clown Show (Jean Genet; 1958. Drama.) ATY
Lazarus, Vol. 6 (Greg Rucka; 2020. Graphic fiction.) OTH
Ascender, Vol. 3: The Digital Mage (Jeff Lemire; 2020. Graphic fiction.) LIB

ATY Acquired this year
LIB Borrowed from library (including Hoopla and Overdrive)
OTH Other
RFS Read from shelves

* Denotes a reread