Thursday, May 1, 2014

books read in May 2014

Fiction is in red.

67. The Pure Lover: A Memoir of Grief, David Plante
68. Demon Camp: A Soldier's Exorcism, Jennifer Percy
69. Living with a Wild God: A Non-Believer's Search For the Truth About Everything, Barbara Ehrenreich (AMAZING -- beautiful, brilliant, often terribly funny)
70. Falling Into the Fire: A Psychiatrist's Encounters with the Mind in Crisis, Christine Montross (rather wet)
71. Sparrow Hill Road, Seanan Maguire (a lot better than I expected, given I hated both the Toby Daye and Feed series. Still, the original stories online were much better -- and the cover's awful)
72. Never Let Me Go, Kazuo Ishiguro 
73. The Truth, Terry Pratchett (first reread in....eight years? also, I dunno if I'd ever finished it before now) (it was...OK. It doesn't pick up until the second half for me)
74. From Lance to Landis: Inside the American Doping Controversy at the Tour de France, David Walsh 
75. The Noble Hustle: Poker, Beef Jerky, and Death, Colson Whitehead (usually these Brooklyn-writer-divorced-dad-Guggenheim types give me the pip, but damn, he's funny, and a "word magic guy" ((Anne Sexton)) ) 
76. The Ritual Bath, Faye Kellerman
77. Do You Believe in Magic?: The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine, Paul Offit
78. Working the Room: Essays and Reviews, 1999-2010, Geoff Dyer 
79. Friday the Rabbi Slept Late, Harry Kemelman (bloody good)
80. The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood, David Simon (fucking heartbreaking)
81. The Truth-Teller's Lie, Sophie Hannah (DAYUM) (apparently she's friends with Tana French! I LOVE that)
82. Stray Souls, Kate Griffin
83. Men Explain Things to Me, Rebecca Solnit