Books read in 2020

January
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

February
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 *

March
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

April
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 *

May
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

June
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

July
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

August
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

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

* Denotes a reread