reading is sexy

What we’re reading:

M: Sex at Dawn (C Ryan and C Jetha)

C:  Play (S Brown), Beyond the Outer Shores (E Tamm), Catching Fire (R Wrangham), and The Last Chinese Chef (N Mones)

Been there, read that:

Sex at Dawn (C Ryan and C Jetha)

Born to Run (C McDougall)

The Compass of Pleasure (D J Linden)

City of Thieves (D Benioff)

A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You  (A Bloom)

The Lovers (V Vida)

The History of Love (N Krauss)

Too Much Happiness (A Munro)

Weekends at Bellvue (J Holzmann)

Blood, Bones, and Butter (G Hamilton)

Origins (Paul, A.M.)

Lost City Radio (Alarcon, D.) [mostly read]

How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming (M Brown)

The Ramen King and I (A Raskin)

Nurture Shock (P Bronson & A Merryman)

The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind (W Kamkwamba & B Mealer)

The Sharper Your Knife, The Less You Cry (K Flinn)

Let the Great World Spin (C McCann)

The Year of Fog (M Richmond)

Four Fish (P Greenberg)

Raising Happiness (C Carter)

Outliers (M Gladwell)

Nurtured by Love (Suzuki)

Chasing Daylight (E O’Kelly)

Drive (D Pink)

A Whole New Mind (D Pink)

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (D Brown)

The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession (D Grann)

Her Fearful Symmetry (A Niffenegger) [mostly read, anyways]

Divisadero (M Ondaatje)
Eating Animals (J Safran Foer)

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle (D Wroblewski)

Reaching for the Sea (BC Allin)

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (MA Shaffer & A Barrows)

Friday Night Knitting Club (K Jacobs)

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running (H Murakami)

Dumbing Us Down (J Taylor Gatto)

The $64 Tomato (W Alexander)

Lucky (A Sebold)

Weapons of Mass Instruction (J Taylor Gatto)

Buffalo for the Broken Heart (D O’Brien)

50/50 (D Karnazes)

Last Child In the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature Deficit Disorder (R Louv)

Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded (S Winchester)

Believing It All (M Parent)

Everything Is Illuminated (J Safran Foer)

Raising the Bar (G Erikson)

The Handmaid’s Tale (M Atwood)

Unaccustomed Earth (J Lahiri)

Wizard and Glass (S King)

Rebecca (D DuMaurier)

2000 Best American Travel Writing (ed. B Bryson)

The Reader (B Schlink)

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle (B Kingsolver)

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (J Safran Foer)

Breakfast with Buddha (R Merullo)

The Irregulars: Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington (J Conant)

Water for Elephants (S Gruen)

Titanic’s Last Secrets (B Matsen)

In Defense of Food (M Pollan)

The Kite Runner (K Hosseini)

The Omnivore’s Dilemma (M Pollan)

A Cook’s Tour (A Bourdain)

Run (A Patchett)

An Arsonist’s Guide to Writers’ Homes in New England (B Clarke)

When You Are Engulfed In Flames (D Sedaris)

Blindness (J Saramago)

The World Without Us (A Weisman)

Reefer Madness (E Schlosser)

For Whom the Bell Tolls (E Hemingway)

Memoirs of a Geisha (A Golden)

The English Patient (M Ondaatje)

Kitchen Confidential (A Bourdain)

Survival of the Sickest (S Moalem)

God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything (C Hitchens)

The Bone People (K Hulme)

Salt: A World History (M Kurlansky)

A Thousand Splendid Suns (K Hosseini)

Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace…One School at a Time (G Mortenson)

The Almost Moon (A Sebold)

The Inheritance of Loss (K Desai)

Daughter of Fortune (I Allende)

Out (N Kirino)

Teacher Man (F McCourt)

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2 Responses to “reading is sexy”

  1. How are you liking Water for Elephants? You should check out Animal Vegetable Miracle if you liked M Pollan’s titles. I just finished “The Kid” for book club, an older title from Dan Savage but really fantastic! Happy reading, you are making librarians everywhere proud!

    • Really enjoying Water for Elephants! And Animal, Vegetable, Miracle is definitely on the to-read list… Next in the stack is Breakfast with Buddha and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, though the latter is a friends of the library purchase, and may be set aside for future library loans.
      The other day, we went to not one, not two, but three libraries in one afternoon. Love it!
      Will have to add The Kid on the list. Thanks, as always, for the great book recs!

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