January 12, 2018: Young Adult series/sets:Veronica Roth, Divergent (4 books); Marissa Meyer, Lunar Chronicles (5 books); Gayle Forman, If I Stay Collection (2 books box set); Liz Kessler, Emily Windsnap (4 books box set); Rick Riordan, Percy Jackson & the Olympians (5 books); Suzanne Collins, Gregor: The Underland Chronicles (5 books box set); John Green, Paper Towns & The Fault in Our Stars.
December 26, 2017: Fiction:Uwen Akpan (Say You’re One of Them); Fredrik Backman (A Man Called Ove, My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry); Sarah Blake (The Postmistress); Nicholas Sparks (Two By Two); Helen Klein Ross (What Was Mine); Jessica Sorensen (The Secret of Ella and Micha).Non-Fiction:Through the Glass Wall (Howard Buten – autism); Stolen From the Garden (William Swanson – Virginia Piper kidnapping); The Imperial Cruise (James Bradley – history).
November 8, 2017: Lots of sci-fi/fantasy/horror books, mostly in hardcover:Frank Herbert (Dune books), Harry Turtledove, Stephen King, Dan Simmons, Dean Koontz, J.R.R. Tolkien, Katherine Kurtz, S.M. Stirling, R.A. Salvatore, Guy Gavriel Kay.Fiction:Richard North Patterson (2 novels); Charlene Ann Baumbich (5 Dearest Dorothy books); Hilma Wolitzer (Summer Reading); Paulina Simons (Tatiana and Alexander); Leon Uris (The Haj); Richard Price (Samaritan); Anna Monardo (Falling in Love with Natassia); T. Coraghessan Boyle (East is East). Non-Fiction:Fareed Zakaria (The Post-American World 2.0); Pornocopia; Saga of Chief Joseph; American Popular Music (text).
November 30, 2017: Sci-Fi/Fantasy:Brian Jacques (6 Redwall HCs); Orson Scott Card (Ender’s Game); J.R.R. Tolkien (The Hobbit/Lord of the Rings box set); James Morrow (Only Begotten Daughter); 12 Star Wars paperbacks.Fiction:David Foster Wallace (Infinite Jest); Valeria Luiselli (The Story of My Teeth); Jim Fergus (The Wild Girl); Tracy Chevalier (The Virgin Blue); Jayne Anne Phillips (Lark & Termite); Tara Conklin (The House Girl); Margaret Atwood (The Blind Assassin). Memoir:Kathleen Norris (The Virgin of Bennington).Biography:Henry Clay.Non-fiction:David Foster Wallace (A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again); Morgan Spurlock (Don’t Eat This Book); Mark Danner (Torture and Truth – Abu Ghraib); Jon Hein (Jump the Shark); Sam Harris (The End of Faith); David Shenk (Data Smog); Susan Casey (Voices in the Ocean – dolphins).
November 27, 2017: Fiction:Alexandre Dumas (The Three Musketeers & The Count of Monte Crisco); Winston Groom (Forrest Gump); Bret Easton Ellis (American Psycho); Hubert Selby, Jr. (Requiem for a Dream). Non-fiction:Nicholas Pileggi (Wise Guy).CDs:Sandy Denny (Best of); Bob Marley (Anthology, 2 discs); Captain Beefheart (Lick My Decals Off, Baby); Tori Amos (To Venus and Back); Velvet Underground (Loaded, 2 disc reissue).LPs:The Who (The Kids Are Alright); Janis Joplin (I Got Dem Ol’ Kozmic Blues Again Mama!); The Doors (1st/self-titled); The Knack (Get the Knack); Eagles (Hotel California & Their Greatest Hits); Queen (News of the World); Prince (Purple Rain); Kansas (Point of Know Return); Simon & Garfunkel (Greatest Hits); Grease (Soundtrack); Meat Loaf (Bat Out of Hell); Allman Brothers (Idlewild South); Supertramp (Breakfast in America); Beach Boys (Surfer Girl).
November 18, 2017: Hardcover and Trade Paperback Fiction, many in like new condition:Robert Dugoni (My Sister’s Grave); Diane Chamberlain (Necessary Lies, The Silent Sister, Pretending to Dance); Louise Erdrich (The Painted Drum); Clare Mackintosh (I Let You Go); Pam Jenoff (The Orphan’s Tale); Kerry Lonsdale (Everything We Keep); Sarah Pekkanen (The Perfect Neighbors); Allen Eskens (The Guise of Another); Amy Belding Brown (Flight of the Sparrow); Emily Giffin (First Comes Love); Elin Hilderbrand (Here’s to Us); Paula McLain (The Paris Wife); Melinda Leigh (Say You’re Sorry); Liane Moriarty (The Last Anniversary, Truly Madly Guilty); B.A. Paris (Behind Closed Doors); Nicholas Sparks (The Longest Ride); Diney Costeloe (The Throwaway Children); Alex Kava (Breaking Creed, Silent Creed, Reckless Creed).
November 14, 2017: Lots of art books. Plus sci-fi, Dr. Who, & Star Wars paperbacks.
November 8, 2017: Fiction:Clive Barker (The Damnation Game); Dan Brown (The Lost Symbol); Richard North Patterson (Protect and Defend); Martin Cruz Smith (Red Square); John Saul (2 novels); Sandra Brown (4 novels); Sidney Sheldon (2 novels).Poetry:Walt Whitman (Leaves of Grass); Haiku (collection).Non-fiction:Cuba (Lonely Planet travel guide).
November 7, 2017: Fiction:Ernest Hemingway (Winner Take All, Green Hills of Africa); Nelson DeMillie (Up Country); Michael Shaara (For Love of the Game). Non-Fiction:The 9/11 Commission Report; The Great Wall, Xi’an, Bejing (Chinese travel); V.I. Lenin, The State and Revolution (Chinese printing, 1970); Maori Myth and Legend; Poetry by Robert Bly, William Carlos Williams, William Stafford.
November 1, 2017: Country LPs:Emmylou Harris, The Highwaymen, Hank Williams Jr., Charlie Daniels Band, Don Williams, The Judds, Anne Murray.Pop/Rock LPs: Pat Benatar (Best Shots); Paula Abdul (Forever Your Girl); Beach Boys (Best of Volume 1); Guns ‘N Roses (Lies), ZZ Top (Eliminator & Afterburner); Bruce Springsteen (Live 1975-1985 Box set); Eagles (Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975); Elvis Presley (You’ll Never Walk Alone & Essential Elvis – the First Movies).
October 28, 2017: More LPs: Bob Dylan (Nashville Skyline & Dylan); Santana (Abraxas); John Prine (self-titled/1st & Sweet Revenge); Moody Blues (Every Good Boy Deserves Favor, In Search of the Lost Chord, Seventh Sojourn, On the Threshold of a Dream, A Question of Balance, Days of Future Passed); John Fahey (The Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death); Dakota Dave Hull and Sean Blackburn (Ace Pickin’ and Sweet Harmony); Leonard Cohen (Songs From a Room, Songs of Love and Hate); Neil Young (Journey Through the Past); Eric Clapton (History of E.C.); Van Morrison (Veedon Fleece); Cat Stevens (Tea for the Tillerman & Catch Bull at Four); Roy Buchanan (self-titled); John Mayall (Ten Years Are Gone & The Turning Point); Shawn Phillips (Second Contribution); Paul Simon (self-titled); Malvina Reynolds (Sings the Truth); Koerner, Ray, & Glover (Good Old)
October 27, 2017: Lots of LPs, '70s & '80s R&B: Luther Vandross, Teddy Pendergrass, Pointer SIsters, Billy Ocean, Rufus, Smokey Robinson, Dionne Warwick, Temptations. Jazz: Joe Sample, Claude Bolling.
October 23, 2017: 15 Loon Lake by Victoria Houston (mysteries set in Rhinelander, Wisconsin); 4 Kathleen Ernst mysteries (Wisconsin-Minnesota settings); John James Audobon, Writings & Drawings; Famous Last Words (compiled and explained); Classical Music Guide; a half-dozen books in French (including Dumas, Verne, & de Balzac).
October 18, 2017: LPs: New York Dolls, Too Much Too Soon; Gordon Lightfoot, Sundown, Don Quixote, & Gord's Gold; Men at Work, Business as Usual; Kal Marks, Life Is Murder; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Deja Vu; Blues Brothers, Briefcase Full of Blues & Made in America; The Cars, 1st album; Dave Clark Five, Glad All Over; Patti Smith, Easter; Rolling Stones, Tattoo You; Supertramp, Breakfast in America; Stray Cats, Built for Speed; Tortoise, It's All Around You; War, Greatest Hits; CCR, Pendulum & Willy and the Poor Boys. Comics: some recent DC Rebirth comics (Batman titles, Justice League, Green Lantern), and a few Image titles.
October 17, 2017: Lots of newly arrived books since the last update. Just a sampling: Fiction: Imperium (Robert Harris); The Empress of One (Faith Sullivan); Beloved (Toni Morrison); Plainsong (Kent Haruf); 3 novels by Henning Mankell; Silver Girl & Beautiful Day (Elin Hildenbrand); Commanche Moon (Larry McMurtry). Poetry: Find the Girl (Lightsey Darst). Non-fiction: Lore of the Unicorn (folklore); Peter Rabbit's Natural Foods Cookbook; The Sibley Guide to Birds (National Audobon Society); The Seven Storey Mountain (Thomas Merton, autobiography); Geekspeak (Dr. Graham Tattersall); Jazz Matters (Doug Ramsey); The Indifferent Stars Above (Daniel James Brown - the Donner party); Escape Via Berlin (Jose Antonio de Aguirre - history); Grant (bio - Jean Edward Smith); Russian-English Dictionary; The Dictator's Handbook (Bruce Bueno de Mesquita & Alastair Smith); James Tiptree Jr (bio - Julie Phillips).
October 10, 2017: LPs:Queen (News of the World); Steely Dan (Aja & Pretzel Logic); Led Zeppelin (Physical Graffitti & IV); Wings (Greatest); Manfred Mann (The Mighty Quinn); Abba (Greatest Hits); Saturday Night Fever (soundtrack); Alice Cooper (School’s Out); America (History/Greatest Hits); Barbra Streisand (Guilty); Cat Stevens (Teaser and the Firecat); Deep Purple (Who Do We Think We Are & Machine Head); Donna Summer (Live and More); Yes (Fragile); Neil Young (After the Gold Rush); Billy Joel (The Stranger); ELO (Ole ELO); Fairchild (self-titled, Minnesota band 1978); Foreigner (1st); Guess Who (Best of); Doobie Brothers (Best of); 5th Dimension (Greatest Hits); Fleetwood Mac (Rumours); Grass Roots (Move Along); Jethro Tull (M.U./Best of); Elton John (Madman Across the Water, Honky Chateau, Greatest Hits, & Caribou); Monkees (Headquarters); Pablo Cruise (A Place in the Sun); REO Speedwagon (Ridin’ the Storm Out); Three Dog Night (Seven Separate Fools); Neil Young (Harvest); Simon & Garfunkel (Sounds of Silence); Kansas (Song For America); Earth, Wind, & Fire (That’s the Way of the World); Jim Croce (You Don’t Mess Around with Jim).
September 27, 2017:Nice collection of older books in hardcover, including: The Odyssey; Anne Frank, Diary of a Young Girl; Jack London (The Call of the Wild, White Fang, The Sea-Wolf, and 40 Short Stories in one volume); Kahil Gibran, The Madman & The Garden of the Prophet; The Poetry of Robert Frost (2-volume set); Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, illustrated by Rockwell Kent; Norman Rockwell, Illustrator; J.R.R. Tolkien, Lord of the Rings (box set) and The Silmarillion; Omar Khayyam, Rubaiyat; Oscar Wilde, Best Known Works (Poems, Plays, Dorian Gray); Humphrey Carpenter, Tolkien (biography); Truman Capote, A Christmas Memory.
September 25, 2017: Sci-Fi paperbacks:Robert Jordan (10 books in the Wheel of Time series);George R.R. Martin (first 4 books in A Song of Ice and Fire series); Jim Butcher (6 Dresden Files novels); Terry Goodkind (5 novels in The Sword of Truth series); Bendedict Jacka (3 Alex Verus novels); Steven Erikson (5 books in The Malazan Book of the Fallen series); David Eddings (7 novels); Terry Pratchett (4 novels); Charles Stross (4 novels); Frank Herbert (Dune).
September 21, 2017: Fiction:Colson Whitehead (The Underground Railroad, signed copy); Gregory Maguire (After Alice); Graham Greene (The Quiet American); J.K. Rowling (The Casual Vacancy); Jeffrey Eugenides (The Virgin Suicides), Al Franken (Why Not Me? – satire).Non-fiction:Walter Cronkite (biography), Roger Ebert (biography); Bill Holm (Minnesota memoir); Heavy Metal Islam (music); Patterns of Democracy (politics); The Obama Victory (politics/media); Homeward Bound (America in the Cold War); The Secret History of Gender (colonial Mexico).
September 20, 2017: Fiction/Classic Literature:Rosario Ferre, The House on the Lagoon; E.M. Forster, A Room With a View; Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita; Franz Kafka, The Trial; Richard Ford, Women With Men & The Sportswriter; Graham Greene, The Heart of the Matter; Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea; Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It; Albert Camus, The Fall; Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Love in the Time of Cholera; Bernard Shaw, Saint Joan (play); Louis L’Amour, over 100 Western novels. Non-Fiction:In the Heart of the Sea (Nathaniel Philbrick, History); The Conquest of the Incas (History); Dakota (Kathleen Norris, Memoir/Spirituality);The Song of the Bird (Anthony de Mello, Spirituality); A Preface to Morals (Walter Lippmann, Philosophy/Humanism); Young Men and Fire (Norman Maclean, History); Cheyenne Autumn (Mari Sandoz, Native American History).
September 15, 2017: Orange Is the New Black (memoir). Music biographies: Led Zeppelin, Mick Fleetwood, Ozzy Osbourne, Frank Sinatra. Lots of hardcover novels. A bunch of science/activity/educational books for teens and younger kids.
September 9, 2017: LPs: Elton John, Honkey Chateau & Madman Across the Water; Jethro Tull, Heavy ; George Harrison, Living in the Material World; The Concert for Bangladesh; Harry Nilsson, Nilsson Schmilsson; Tears for Fears, The Hurting; Philip Glass, Songs From Liquid Days; Ringo Starr, Goodnight Vienna; Wendy & Lisa, ST; Dire Straits, 1st; Paul McCartney & Wings, Band on the Run; Jimi Hendrix, The Cry of Love; Hall & Oates, Greatest Hits; Yes, Fragile; Peter Gabriel, 3rd (Melting Face); Leo Kottke, Burnt Lips; Simon & Garfunkel. Wednesday Morning 3 a.m.; Elvis Costello, Trust & Imperial Bedroom; and the following are newer releases on 180-gram vinyl: Beck (& others), Song Reader; Frightened Rabbit, Pedestrian Verse; Lily and the Tigers, The Hand You Deal Yourself; Winterpills, All My Lovely Goners; Black Prairie, Fortune; Leonard Cohen, Back in the Motherland (live 1988); Andrew Bird, Armchair Apocrypha. Comics: Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse, Uncle Scrooge, Walt Disney's Comics and Stories, and a few others, mostly from the '70s and '80s.
August 28-29, 2017: Books on photojournalism, cinematography, photography, communication, media. Fiction paperbacks by Judith Guest (Ordinary People), Mark Twain (Tom Sawyer Abroad), John Steinbeck (Of Mice and Men), Ralph Ellison (Invisible Man), Terry Pratchett (Truckers, Soul Music), Jon Hassler (Simon's Night). Non-fiction: The Amish; Alive; The Portable Atheist.
August 17, 2017: Lots of books in over the last week-and-a-half since I last posted. Historical Fiction (several by Margaret George); Woodworking (Time-Life set); Poetry (lots and lots); Kids' books (many - plus some slighter older kids' nonfiction on science projects, etc.); Mythology (Joseph Campbell); History and Biography; Science (including Cal Fremling); Memoir (Kevin Fenton); Travel Guides; and lots of Fiction: by Joyce Carol Oates, Blake Crouch, Joy Fielding, Tami Hoag, Jeffrey Deaver, Edward Rutherford, Paula Hawkins (Girl on the Train), Ken Bruen, Margaret Mitchell (Gone with the Wind), James Joyce (Ulysses), Sue Monk Kidd, Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl) and many more!
August 6, 2017: A handful of comics in, including many issues of Neil Gaiman's Sandman (Vertigo), plus several Harley Quinn & Batman comics.
July 29, 2017: Several books on photography; books on documentary filmmaking (directing); Critical thinking and creativity.
July 27, 2017: Fiction: Isaac Bashevis Singer (The Image); Nabokov (Lolita); Herman Hesse (Peter Camenzind); Anne Bronte (Agnes Grey); Rainer Maria Rilke (The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge); Gertrude Stein (Thee Lives); F. Scott Fitzgerald (The Short Stories). Non-fiction: One Year to a Writing Life (reference); Mindy Kaling, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (humor); Tobias Wolff, This Boy's Life (memoir); Amy Poehler, Yes Please (humor); Virginia Woolf (biography).
July 26, 2017: Haven't updated in awhile; lots of new books in; here's just a sampling: Chinese-English dictionary; Lingo (European languages); Cleopratra (biography); cookbooks (Mediterranean, Indian, Vegetarian); Dianetics (L. Ron Hubbard); Dirty White Boys (Stephen Hunter); Ezra Pound (poetry); Irish poetry 1600-1900; Last Call (Prohibition); Brewed Awakening (craft beers); Architecture; home improvement, and lots more in fiction, memoir, etc. Plus CDs by Pete Yorn, Alison Krauss, Matthew Sweet, Eurythmics, Go-Go's, Sade, Jimi Hendrix, James Bond Themes, and many more!
July 3, 2017:
East and West (Hong Kong, China); 1861 (Civil War); Killer Colt; Valiant Ambition (Nathaniel Philbrick, American Revolution); Neither Ran Nor Snow (US Postal Service); Isaac’s Storm (Erik Larson); A Train in Winter (Women in France in WWII); Pearl Harbor Ghosts. Architecture;
4 books. Fiction
by Kenr Haruf (Benediction), Shusaku Endo (Silence), Emily St. John Mandel (Last Night in Montreal), Richard Russo (Empire Falls), Anthony Doerr (All the Light We Cannot See), Paul Beatty (The Sellout), Garth Stein (Raven Stole the Moon), Sir Walter Scott (Ivanhoe, illustrated).Mystery:
Walter Mosley (Blonde Faith), Henning Mankell (The Dogs of Riga), Jo Nesbo (Midnight Sun, The Snowman, The Bat), and more!
June 28-30, 2017: Lots of LPs: Iron Butterfly, Meat Loaf (Bat Out of Hell), CCR, Steely Dan (Aja & Katy Lied), Stephen Stills (3 LPs), Country Joe & the Fish, The Band, King Crimson (2 LPs), Mike Oldfield (Tubular Bells), Beatles (Something New & Abbey Road), Santana (2 LPs), Talking Heads (77 & Stop Making Sense), Neil Young (9 LPs), Madonna (1st album), Rolling Stones (Tattoo You), Kiss (Crazy Nights), Cream (Wheels of Fire), Laurie Anderson (2 LPs), The Lovin’ Spoonful (2 LPs), Patti Smith (Wave), Brian Eno (Another Green World & My Life in the Bush of Ghosts – w/ David Byrne), Screamin’ Jay Hawkins; Dave Brubeck (2 LPs), David Bowie (Pin Ups & Hunky Dory); Blues: John Lee Hooker, Little Walter, Leadbelly, Robert Johnson (2 compilations), Blind Lemon Jefferson, Koko Taylor (2 LPs), Taj Mahal, Elmore James, Prison Worksongs (1959 field recording), Big Joe Turner (2 LPs), Hound Dog Taylor, Albert Collins, Jimmy Reed (2 LPs). Plus: 180-gram vinyl of Beatles’ White Album & Jimi Hendrix Electric Ladyland.
June 22-23, 2017: Fiction:
Sleeping Beauty Trilogy (Anne Rice), Heart-Shaped Box (Joe Hill); Jitterbug Perfume (Tom Robbins); Best American Short Stories 1999; This Side of Paradise (F. Scott Fitzgerald); Complete Grimm’s Fairy Tales; Foucault’s Pendulum (Umberto Eco); Ben-Hur (Lew Wallace); The Dean’s List (Jon Hassler); Crime and Punishment (Dostoyevsky).Biography:
Charles Schulz; Steve Jobs; Richard Wagner (2 volumes). Science:Field Guide to Beetles; The Future of Ice; The Whole Shebang.Music:
Classical Music Top 40; The Joy of Music (Leonard Bernstein).Travel:
Full Circle (Michael Palin).
June 20, 2017: Essays:
High Tide in Tucson (Barbara Kingsolver).Business:
The Pirate’s Dilemma (youth & capitalism).History:What Every American Should Know About the Rest of the World.Biography:
Catherine de Medici. Science:
The Brain That Changes Itself; A Brief History of Time (Stephen Hawking).
The Big Nowhere (James Ellroy); Pigs in Heaven, Prodigal Heaven (Barbara Kingsolver); The Complete Oscar Wilde (stories, plays, & poems).
June 13-16, 2017: History:
Undaunted Courage (Stephen E. Ambrose – American West).Architecture:
In the Realm of Ideas (Frank Lloyd Wright).
The Book of Photography (hardcover); Matters of Light & Depth (lighting); The Shut Up and Shoot Documentary Guide. Fiction:
Nightlines (Neil Jordan); Rabbit at Rest (John Updike); The Remains of the Day (Kazuo Ishiguro); Selected Stories (Andre Dubus); Lord Jim (Joseph Conrad); Invisible Cities (Italo Calvino); The Lottery (Shirley Jackson); Legends of the Fall (Jim Harrison); The Color Purple (Alice Walker); Trying to Save Piggy Sneed (John Irving – short stories, memoir, & essay); The Casual Vacancy (J.K. Rowling); 100 Years of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez); A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith); Absalom, Absalom! (William Faulkner); A Farewell to Arms (Ernest Hemingway); Winter of Our Discontent (John Steinbeck).
12th June, 2017:
Fiction: Fathers and Sons (Ivan Turgenev); At Play in the Fields of the Lord (Peter Matthiessen); Billy Bathgate (E.L. Doctorow). History: The Fall of Yugoslavia; A Paper House (Yugoslavia); The Boxer Rebellion (China). Autobiography: The Education of Little Tree (Forrest Carter); My Life in France (Julia Child – plus another Julia Child biography). Local / Nature: Paddling Minnesota.
10th June, 2017:
Local: Embers of October (Peshtigo, Wisconsin fire of 1971). True Crime: In Cold Blood (Truman Capote). History: All the President’s Men (Bernstein and Woodward). Travel: The River at the Center of the World. Young Readers: The Witches (Roald Dahl); The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett w/ color illustrations); The Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame w/ color illustrations); The Outsiders (S.E. Hinton). Fiction: The Best of Kipling (Rudyard Kipling). Because It Is Bitter and
Because It Is My Heart & Bellefleur (Joyce Carol Oates); When We Were Orphans (Kazuo Ishiguro); The Magician’s Assistant (Ann Patchett); The William Saroyan Reader. Poetry: Poems of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
7th June, 2017:
Science: Physics of the Future (Michio Kaku). Art: Digital Art; The Family of Man (photography); Working in Black & White (photography); Documentary (film). Business: Cultural Intelligence. Mythology: Edith Hamilton’s classic. Local: It Happened in Minnesota. Psychology: Connected (social networks). Family: Bringing Up Bébé (French parenting); Creative Play for Your Toddler. History: History Laid Bare (history of “love, sex, and perversity”). Health: Everybody’s Guide to Homeopathic Medicines. Humor: Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them (Al Franken). Fiction: From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant (Alex Gilvarry).
3rd June, 2017: Film / Photography: Moving Pictures (Anne Hollander); Film Lighting; Notes of a Film Director (Sergei Eisenstein); Documentary Storytelling; Directing the Film. Science: Human (Michael S. Gazzaniga). Philosophy / Spirituality: The Mind’s I; Illustrated Teachings of the Dalai Lama. Native American: Pages From Hopi History. Fiction: Jack Kerouac (On the Road). Science Fiction: Robert Heinlein (Stranger in a Strange Land, The Cat Who Walks Through Walls); Gene Wolfe (Shadow & Claw; Sword & Citadel – complete The Book of the New Sun series); Isaac Asimov (Robot Dreams). Plays: Oscar Wilde (5 play collection); Neil Simon (Brighton Beach Memoirs).
2nd June, 2017:
Fiction: Wallace Stegner (Angle of Repose); John Steinbeck (Tortilla Flat); Gunter Grass (The Tin Drum); Richard Ford (Independence Day); Ann Patchett (Taft); Cormac McCarthy (The Crossing); Joyce Carol Oates (Black Water); Dante (Inferno). Nonfiction: Lives of 103 Martyr Saints of Korea; Hiking Minnesota II.
1st June, 2017:
Photography: The Art of Black and White Photography; The Tao of Photography; Beauty Shots. Religion / Spirituality: The Essential Jesus, Teachings of the Buddha; Living Buddha, Living Christ; Living Meditation; The Sixth Grandfather (Black Elk); Thich Nhat Hanh Essential Writings; The Miracle of Mindfulness (Thich Nhat Hanh); Black Elk Speaks. Biography: Martin Luther King, Jr. Fiction: Pam Houston (Contents May Have Shifted), Dostoevsky (Crime and Punishment, The Brothers Karamazov); Nabokov (Despair); John Steinbeck (The Grapes of Wrath); Chinua Achebe (Things Fall Apart); Jon Hassler (Rookery Blues); Isaac Bashevis Singer (Satan in Goray); Sir Thomas Moore (Utopia); Henry James (The Ambassadors); William Faulkner (The Sound and the Fury); Ernest Hemingway (For Whom the Bell Tolls); Nonfiction: Irish Fairy & Folk Tales (edited by W.B. Yeats); An Anthropologist on Mars (Oliver Sacks); Outliers (Malcolm Gladwell). Poetry: W.B. Yeats, E.E. Cummings. Philosophy: Aristotle, Plato, John Locke.
30th May, 2017:
Science: Acquainted With the Night; Machinery of the Mind (artificial intelligence); Shadows of the Mind (consciousness). Cultural Studies: The Transparent Society (privacy); Remix (art & commerce); Sudden Genius (creativity). Business: The Art of Immersion; Getting Things Done. Reference: On Writing, Editing, and Publishing. Photography: The Elements of Photography; After Photography; Langford’s Advanced Photography (7th edition); Studio Photography: Essential Skills (4th edition); Light: Science & Magic; The Essential Lighting Manual for Photographers. Film: How Scripts Are Made. Design: Hot-Wiring Your Creative Process. History: Profiles in Courage (John F. Kennedy – Memorial Edition). Music: Bob Dylan: Essential Interviews. Fiction: Eventide (Kent Haruf); Dear James (Jon Hassler); The Gunslinger (Dark Tower 1 – Stephen King).