Horror Books by Diverse Authors

Horror books

All of the books listed in the above linked article are horror books by diverse authors. The descriptions of them make them all sound wonderful. I’ve added a couple to my TBR list.

Fledgling by Octavia Butler

The Hole by Hye-Young Pyun

Coyote Songs by Gabino Iglesias

We Cast A Shadow by Maurice Carlos Ruffin

The Drowning Girl by Caitlín R. Kiernan 

The Good House by Tananarive Due

Pitch Dark by Courtney Alameda

Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin

Bookstores Selling Out

Selling out

Right now, many bookstores are selling out of several books on anti-racism. Here’s a list of books to choose if you are finding that you have to wait for your book choice to be in stock.

History and Journalism

Conversations in Black: On Politics, Power and Leadership, Ed Gordon (2020)

55, Underemployed and Faking Normal: Your Guide to a Better Retirement Life, Elizabeth White (2019)

An African American and Latinx History of the United States, Paul Ortiz (2018)

Chokehold: Policing Black Men, Paul Butler (2017)

Memoir

What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker: A Memoir in Essays, Damon Young (2019)

Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates (2015)

Fiction

Rainbow Milk, Paul Mendez (2020)

The Water Dancer, Ta-Nehisi Coates (2019)

Children’s and Young Adult

This Book is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do the Work by Tiffany Jewell (2020)

Anti-Racist Baby, Ibram X. Kendi (2020)

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi (2020)

Brown Girl Dreaming, Jacqueline Woodson (2014)

A is for Activist, Innosanto Nagara (2013)

Notable books of 2019

NY Times Notable books 2019

The New York Times put this list out of the best books of 2019. I have read several of them and have several on the TBR list. It’s a long list, but they are really good books.

The Age of Surveillance
Capitalism: The Fight
for a Human Future at
the New Frontier of Power

American SpyBy LAUREN WILKINSON

Antisocial: Online
Extremists, Techno-Utopians,
and the Hijacking of
American Conversation
By ANDREW MARANTZ

Audience of One: Donald
Trump, Television, and
the Fracturing of America
By JAMES PONIEWOZIK.

Bangkok Wakes to RainBy PITCHAYA SUDBANTHAD

BecomingBy MICHELLE OBAMA. 

The Beneficiary:
Fortune, Misfortune, and
the Story of My Father
By JANNY SCOTT

The Body in QuestionBy JILL CIMENT

Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story
of the Generic Drug Boom
By KATHERINE EBAN

The British Are Coming:
The War for America,
Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777
By RICK ATKINSON. 

Cherokee, AmericaBy MARGARET VERBLE. 

The Club: Johnson,
Boswell, and the Friends
Who Shaped an Age
By LEO DAMROSCH. 

The Conservative SensibilityBy GEORGE F. WILL. 

The Crowded Hour:
Theodore Roosevelt, the
Rough Riders, and the Dawn
of the American Century
By CLAY RISEN. 

Deaf Republic: PoemsBy ILYA KAMINSKY. 

Disappearing EarthBy JULIA PHILLIPS.

Ducks, NewburyportBy LUCY ELLMANN. 

The Dutch HouseBy ANN PATCHETT

The Education of an
Idealist: A Memoir
By SAMANTHA POWER

Exhalation: StoriesBy TED CHIANG

Fall: Or, Dodge in HellBy NEAL STEPHENSON.

Fleishman Is in TroubleBy TAFFY BRODESSER-AKNER.

Full Throttle: StoriesBy JOE HILL

Furious Hours: Murder,
Fraud, and the Last
Trial of Harper Lee
By CASEY CEP

GirlBy EDNA O’BRIEN

The GodmotherBy HANNELORE CAYRE. Translated by
Stephanie Smee.

The Gone DeadBy CHANELLE BENZ

Good Talk: A Memoir
in Conversations
By MIRA JACOB

Grace Will Lead Us Home:
The Charleston Church
Massacre and the Hard,
Inspiring Journey to Forgiveness
By JENNIFER BERRY HAWES

The GrammariansBy CATHLEEN SCHINE

Grand Union: StoriesBy ZADIE SMITH. 

Growing Things:
And Other Stories
By PAUL TREMBLAY

The Guarded Gate: Bigotry,
Eugenics, and the Law That
Kept Two Generations of Jews,
Italians, and Other European
Immigrants Out of America
By DANIEL OKRENT. 

Guest House for
Young Widows: Among
the Women of ISIS
By AZADEH MOAVENI. 

The Heartbeat of Wounded
Knee: Native America
From 1890 to the Present
By DAVID TREUER. 

The HeavensBy SANDRA NEWMAN. 

HorizonBy BARRY LOPEZ

How to Be an AntiracistBy IBRAM X. KENDI

How We Fight For Our LivesBy SAEED JONES. 

If: The Untold Story of
Kipling’s American Years
By CHRISTOPHER BENFEY

The Impeachers: The Trial
of Andrew Johnson and
the Dream of a Just Nation
By BRENDA WINEAPPLE

In Byron’s Wake: The
Turbulent Lives of Lord Byron’s
Wife and Daughter: Annabella
Milbanke and Ada Lovelace
By MIRANDA SEYMOUR

In Hoffa’s Shadow: A
Stepfather, a Disappearance
in Detroit, and My
Search for the Truth
By JACK GOLDSMITH

The InstituteBy STEPHEN KING

Know My Name: A MemoirBy CHANEL MILLER

Kochland: The Secret History
of Koch Industries and
Corporate Power in America
By CHRISTOPHER LEONARD.

Last DayBy DOMENICA RUTA. 

The Last Whalers: Three
Years in the Far Pacific
With a Courageous Tribe
and a Vanishing Way of Life
By DOUG BOCK CLARK. 

The Lost Art of Scripture:
Rescuing the Sacred Texts
By KAREN ARMSTRONG. 

Lost Children ArchiveBy VALERIA LUISELLI. 

Lot: StoriesBy BRYAN WASHINGTON. 

Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay
and a Mother’s Will to Survive
By STEPHANIE LAND. 

Mama’s Last Hug: Animal
Emotions and What They
Tell Us About Ourselves
By FRANS DE WAAL. 

Maggie Brown & OthersBy PETER ORNER. 

The Man Who Saw EverythingBy DEBORAH LEVY. 

Margaret Thatcher:
The Authorized Biography
— Herself Alone
By CHARLES MOORE. 

The Mastermind: Drugs.
Empire. Murder. Betrayal.
By EVAN RATLIFF. 

The Memory PoliceBy YOKO OGAWA. Translated by
Stephen Snyder.

Midnight in Chernobyl: The
Untold Story of the World’s
Greatest Nuclear Disaster
By ADAM HIGGINBOTHAM.
Mostly Dead ThingsBy KRISTEN ARNETT. 

Mrs. EverythingBy JENNIFER WEINER.

The NeedBy HELEN PHILLIPS. 

The Nickel BoysBy COLSON WHITEHEAD. 

Night Boat to TangierBy KEVIN BARRY. 

No Visible Bruises: What
We Don’t Know About
Domestic Violence Can Kill Us
By RACHEL LOUISE SNYDER. 

Normal PeopleBy SALLY ROONEY. 

Nothing to See HereBy KEVIN WILSON. 

Now We Shall Be Entirely FreeBy ANDREW MILLER. 

The Octopus Museum: PoemsBy BRENDA SHAUGHNESSY. 

The Old DriftBy NAMWALI SERPELL. 

Optic NerveBy MARÍA GAINZA. Translated by
Thomas Bunstead.

Our Man: Richard
Holbrooke and the End
of the American Century
By GEORGE PACKER. 

The ParisianBy ISABELLA HAMMAD. 

The Problem With
Everything: My Journey
Through the New Culture Wars
By MEGHAN DAUM. 

Rabbits for FoodBy BINNIE KIRSHENBAUM. 

Red at the BoneBy JACQUELINE WOODSON. 

The RevisionersBy MARGARET WILKERSON
SEXTON.
 

Rusty BrownBy CHRIS WARE. 

Say Nothing: A True
Story of Murder and
Memory in Northern Ireland
By PATRICK RADDEN KEEFE. 

Separate: The Story of
Plessy v. Ferguson, and
America’s Journey From
Slavery to Segregation
By STEVE LUXENBERG. 

The Shadow KingBy MAAZA MENGISTE. 

She Said: Breaking the
Sexual Harassment Story That
Helped Ignite a Movement
By JODI KANTOR AND MEGAN
TWOHEY.
 

She Was Like That:
New and Selected Stories
By KATE WALBERT. 

Solitary: Unbroken by
Four Decades in Solitary
Confinement. My Story of
Transformation and Hope.
By ALBERT WOODFOX WITH
LESLIE GEORGE.
 

SpringBy ALI SMITH. 

Stony the Road:
Reconstruction, White
Supremacy, and the
Rise of Jim Crow
By HENRY LOUIS GATES
JR..
 

The TestamentsBy MARGARET ATWOOD.

Thick: And Other EssaysBy TRESSIE MCMILLAN
COTTOM.
 

The Topeka SchoolBy BEN LERNER. 

The TraditionBy JERICHO BROWN. 

Trick Mirror: Reflections
on Self-Delusion
By JIA TOLENTINO. 

Underland: A
Deep Time Journey
By ROBERT MACFARLANE. 

The Uninhabitable Earth:
Life After Warming
By DAVID WALLACE-WELLS. 

The Unwinding of the Miracle:
A Memoir of Life, Death, and
Everything That Comes After
By JULIE YIP-WILLIAMS. 

The War Before the War:
Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle
for America’s Soul From the
Revolution to the Civil War
By ANDREW DELBANCO. 

WestsideBy W.M. AKERS. 

What You Have Heard
Is True: A Memoir of
Witness and Resistance
By CAROLYN FORCHÉ. 

Women TalkingBy MIRIAM TOEWS. 

Women’s Work: A Reckoning
With Work and Home
By MEGAN K. STACK.

The Yellow HouseBy SARAH M. BROOM. 

Ugly Cry YA Books

Ugly cry ya books

I don’t know many of these books, but sometimes you just need an ugly cry. YA is a good genre to use to attempt that level of crying.

1. Just Breathe by Cammie McGovern

2. Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All by Laura Ruby

3. How to Make Friends with the Dark by Kathleen Glasgow

4. Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds

5. The How & the Why by Cynthia Hand

6. Three Things I Know Are True by Betty Culley

7. They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

8. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

9. Heroine by Mindy McGinnis

10. Sorry For Your Loss by Jessie Ann Foley

11. History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

12. Like a Love Story by Abdi Nazemian

13. We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

14. Far From the Tree by Robin Benway

20 Best Books

20 Best books of all time

According to the above article, these are the twenty best books of all time. I have read many of them, and I pretty much agree on the ones that I have read. It’s a pretty good list.

To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee

Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen

One Hundred Years of Solitude Gabriel García Márquez

Don Quixote Miguel de Cervantes

Nineteen Eighty-Four George Orwell

Great Expectations Charles Dickens

Catch-22 Joseph Heller

Frankenstein Mary Shelley

The Handmaid’s Tale Margaret Atwood

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Betty Smith

The Color Purple Alice Walker

Anna Karenina Leo Tolstoy

Never Let Me Go Kazuo Ishiguro

Things Fall Apart Chinua Achebe

Beloved Toni Morrison

Lolita Vladimir Nabokov

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd Agatha Christie

The Lord of the Rings J.R.R. Tolkien

My Brilliant Friend Elena Ferrante

Harry Potter: The Complete Collection (1-7) J.K. Rowling

Books to Read in One Sitting

Books for one sitting

I have a few of these books on my TBR list. According to the article, I should be able to read a book in one sitting. They don’t seem to take into account the size of my bladder or other distractions. I guess I could give some of them a shot, though.

The Guest List Lucy Foley

Such a Fun Age Kiley Reid

Tiny Imperfections Alli Frank and Asha Youmans

Devolution Max Brooks

Luster Raven Leilani

Pizza Girl Jean Kyoung Frazier

If I Had Your Face Frances Cha

The Death of Vivek Oji Akwaeke Emezi

The Jane Austen Society Natalie Jenner

A Burning Megha Majumdar

Sea Wife Amity Gaige

Survivor Song Paul Tremblay

It Is Wood, It Is StoneGabriella Burnham

The Pull of the Stars

40 books

40 books before you die

I’ve read a lot of these books mentioned in the above linked article. Some are on the TBR list, and a few I haven’t heard of. I may be working on some of them soon. I hope the library opens for checkouts soon.

Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 ¾, Sue Townsend

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl

Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe

1984, George Orwell

Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier

Great Expectations, Charles Dickens

To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee 

Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel

The Big Sleep, Raymond Chandler

Frankenstein, Mary Shelley

Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë

Lord of the Flies, William Golding

Vanity Fair, William Makepeace Thackeray

Midnight’s Children, Salman Rushdie

Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov

Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte

Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons

Beloved, Toni Morrison

Brideshead RevisitedEvelyn Waugh

Dune, Frank Herbert

The Code of the WoostersPG Wodehouse

The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald

A Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess

Tess of the d’Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, Philip K Dick

The God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy

Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad

The Secret History, Donna Tartt

Dracula, Bram Stoker

Middlemarch, George Eliot

The Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger

The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath

Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy

Catch-22, Joseph Heller

Dangerous Liaisons, Pierre Choderlos de Laclos

100 Years of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The Trial, Franz Kafka

The Leopard, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa

45 Best Books

45 best books

I have most of these books, but I haven’t read most of them. Some of them, yes, I have read them. Some of them I look forward to reading. Some will remain unread for a while.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury 

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

Beloved by Toni Morrison 

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien 

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller 

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Les Misérables by Victor Hugo

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

Foundation by Isaac Asimov

The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin 

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

The Shining by Stephen King 

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

Ulysses by James Joyce

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

1984 by George Orwell

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

Harry Potter: The Complete Collection by J.K. Rowling

The Neapolitan Novels by Elena Ferrante

The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

White Teeth by Zadie Smith

Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories by Flannery O’Connor

Middlemarch by George Eliot

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain