2017 Reading List Update

Currently reading:
Waiting for the Punch: Words to Live by from the WTF Podcast by Marc Maron and Brendan McDonald
An Innocent Abroad: Life-Changing Trips from 35 Great Writers
(will I ever finish this? I dunno.)
Every Body Yoga: Let Go of Fear, Get on the Mat, Love your Body by Jessamyn Stanley

Read:
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
David Bowie: The Last Interview and Other Conversations
Sipping from the Nile: My Exodus from Egypt
by Jean Naggar
How To Build A Girl by Caitlin Moran
Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
Girl In A Band by Kim Gordon
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency/The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul by Douglas Adams
The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of  Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe by David I. Kertzer
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Sellout by Paul Beatty

2017 Reading List Update

2017 Reading List

For 2017, my goal will be to read at least 50% books by women, and include overall more POC authors, both men and women.

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Currently reading:
Sipping from the Nile: My Exodus from Egypt by Jean Naggar (I’m not sure I’m going to finish this one, I’ve neglected it for too long & I probably need to start over.)
The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of  Piux XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe by David I. Kertzer
An Innocent Abroad: Life-Changing Trips from 35 Great Writers


Read:
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
David Bowie: The Last Interview and Other Conversations

2017 Reading List

2016 Reading List Update

Note: In 2016 all the books I read will be written by women, about women (either fictional or non-).

Currently reading:
Sipping from the Nile: My Exodus from Egypt by Jean Naggar
Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison by Piper Kerman


Read:
Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor (I started reading this before 2015 ended so it’s grandfathered in here. At least the two main characters are women, even if it was written by men.)
I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb
I Can Barely Take Care of Myself: Tales from a Happy Life Without Kids by Jen Kirkman
Inferno: A Poet’s Novel by Eileen Myles
Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War by Karen Abbott
Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World by Linda Hirshman
Negroland: A Memoir by Margo Jefferson
Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart
The Witches: Salem, 1692 by Stacy Schiff
Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity by Julia Serano

2016 Reading List Update

2016 Reading List Update

Note: In 2016 all the books I read will be written by women, about women (either fictional or non-).

Currently reading:
Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity by Julia Serano
The Witches: Salem, 1692 by Stacy Schiff


Read:
Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor (I started reading this before 2015 ended so it’s grandfathered in here. At least the two main characters are women, even if it was written by men.)
I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb
I Can Barely Take Care of Myself: Tales from a Happy Life Without Kids by Jen Kirkman
Inferno: A Poet’s Novel by Eileen Myles
Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War by Karen Abbott
Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World by Linda Hirshman
Negroland: A Memoir by Margo Jefferson
Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart

2016 Reading List Update

2016 Reading List Update

Note: In 2016 all the books I read will be written by women, about women (either fictional or non-).

Currently reading:
Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World by Linda Hirshman
Negroland: A Memoir by Margo Jefferson
Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart

Read:
Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor (I started reading this before 2015 ended so it’s grandfathered in here. At least the two main characters are women, even if it was written by men.)
I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb
I Can Barely Take Care of Myself: Tales from a Happy Life Without Kids by Jen Kirkman
Inferno: A Poet’s Novel by Eileen Myles
Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War by Karen Abbott

2016 Reading List Update

2015 Reading List Update

Currently reading:
The Martian by Andy Weir

Read:
Countdown City: The Last Policeman Book II  by Ben H. Winters
Fodor’s Italy 2013
Italy 2013 by Rick Steves
Carsick by John Waters
It’s So Easy (and other lies) by Duff McKagan
World of Trouble: The Last Policeman Book III  by Ben H. Winters
The Black Banners: Inside the Hunt for Al-Qaeda by Ali H. Soufan
The Judgment of Paris: The Revolutionary Decade That Gave the World Impressionism by Ross King
Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit
Them: Adventures with Extremists by Jon Ronson
The House of Medici: Its Rise and Fall by Christopher Hibbert
2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke
The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore
Moriarty by Anthony Horowitz
England’s Dreaming: Anarchy, Sex Pistols, Punk Rock, and Beyond by Jon Savage
Chasing Aphrodite: The Hunt for Looted Antiquities at the World’s Richest Museum by Jason Felch and Ralph Frammolino

2015 Reading List Update

2015 Reading List Update

Currently reading:
England’s Dreaming: Anarchy, Sex Pistols, Punk Rock, and Beyond by Jon Savage
Moriarty by Anthony Horowitz

Read:
Countdown City: The Last Policeman Book II  by Ben H. Winters
Fodor’s Italy 2013
Italy 2013 by Rick Steves
Carsick by John Waters
It’s So Easy (and other lies) by Duff McKagan
World of Trouble: The Last Policeman Book III  by Ben H. Winters
The Black Banners: Inside the Hunt for Al-Qaeda by Ali H. Soufan
The Judgment of Paris: The Revolutionary Decade That Gave the World Impressionism by Ross King
Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit
Them: Adventures with Extremists by Jon Ronson
The House of Medici: Its Rise and Fall by Christopher Hibbert
2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke
The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore

2015 Reading List Update