I need to read more nonfiction. 36 books total this year; 12 nonfiction and 3 in Spanish. That leaves 21 fiction


1.A Brief History of Seven Killings

2.I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream by Harlan Ellison

3.Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler

4.The Year that Trembled by Scott Lax

5.The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Alboom

6.Here They Come by Yannick Murphy

7.King Solomon’s Mines by Ryder Haggard

8.Strangers at the Feast by Jennifer Vanderbest

9.The House on the Borderland by William Hodgson

10.The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf by Mohaj Kohf

11. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (re-read, top 5 book for me)

12.No One Belongs Here More than You – Miranda July

13. What is the What – Dave Eggers

14. Water for Elephants – Sara Gruen (re-read….I love this one)

15.Tree of Codes- Jonathon Safron Foer

16. Whirl Away – Russell Wangersky

17.The Gum Thief- Douglas Coupland

18. Baba Yaga- Toby Barlow

19. The Spy-Paulo Coelho

20. The Twelve Tribes of Hattie- Ayana Mathis

21.The History of Great Things – Elizabeth Crane

Nonfiction (Update as of 11/3/16 I have finished my nonfiction goal for the year. Thank. God. And no Charlie I did not count 48 Laws of Power even though I maintain it was an audiobook and I listened to the whole thing, but if you insist…)

1.The Lost Art of Walking: The History, Science, and Literature of Pedestrianism by Nicholas Geoff

2.Astronomical Myths Based on Flamarions History of the Heavens by John Blake

3.The Rushdie Affair and the Future of Multi-Culturalism by Paul Weller

4.Death Beat: A Colombian Journalist’s Life Inside the Cocaine Wars by Maria Duzan

5.The Girls of Murder City: Fame, Lust, and the Killers who Inspired Chicago by Douglas Perry

6.Thomas Sankara Speaks: The Burkina Faso Revolution, 1983-1987 by Thomas Sankara

7.A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson

8.Dying Words: Endangered Languages and What They Have to Tell Us by Nicholas Evans

9.Appalachian Trials: A Psychological and Emotional Guide to Successfully Through Hiking the Appalachian Trail by Zach Davis

10.Travels With Myself and Another by Martha Gellhorn

11.Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge by Mark Yarm

12. Wandering Through Winter: A Naturalist’s Record of a 20,000 Mile Journey Through the North American Winter by Edwin Teale


1.El Oro De Los Dioses by Erich Von Daniken (The Gold of the Gods)

2.El Viejo y el Mar by Ernest Hemingway (The Old Man and the Sea)

3.La Candida Erendira by Gabriel Garcia Marquez