previous books

Links on this page are to the editions I've read; just trying to keep track.
This blog is uncompensated.

Books marked (A) were read aloud.


2016

December 2016
Hungry Hearts, Anzia Yezierska, 1920.
Find Me Unafraid, Kennedy Odede and Jessica Posner, 2015.
Orlando, Virginia Woolf, 1928.
Riding Home: The Power of Horses to Heal, Tim Hayes, 2015.

November 2016
The Complete Training of Horse and Rider, Alois Podhajsky, 1967.
Kim, Rudyard Kipling, 1901.
The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman, 2009.

October 2016
A Wrinkle in Time Quintet, Madeleine L'Engle, 2013.
Horse Care for Kids, Cherry Hill, 2002.
Pharais; and, The Mountain Lovers, William Sharp, 1910.
The Consolation of Philosophy, Boethius, c. 480-524.

September 2016
Seven Miles of Steel Thistles, Katherine Langrish, 2016.
On Horsemanship, Xenophon, c. 430-354 BC.
The Brethren, H. Rider Haggard, 1904.
The Light That Failed, Rudyard Kipling, 1891.
The Cats of Tanglewood Forest, Charles de Lint, 2013.
Crock of Gold, James Stephens, 1912.
How to Walk Across America, Tyler Coulson, 2013.

August 2016
Binti, Nnedi Okorafor, 2015.
The Treasure of the Isle of Mist, W. W. Tarn, 1920.
I Contain Multitudes, Ed Yong, 2016.
The First White Man of the West, Timothy Flint, 1856.
The Laughter of Peterkin, Fiona Macleod, 1897.
Irish Fairy Tales, James Stephens, 1920.
Granny's Wonderful Chair, Frances Browne, 1857.
Uncle Tom's Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe, 1852.

July 2016
The Master and Margarita, Mikhail Bulgakov, 1967.
The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neil Gaimann, 2013.
Howl's Moving Castle, Diana Wynne Jones, 1986.
Touch Magic, Jane Yolen, 1981.
A Scanner Darkly, Philip K. Dick, 1977.
Dogsbody, Diana Wynne Jones, 1975.

June 2016
Thy Servant, A Dog, Rudyard Kipling, 1930.
Through the Looking-Glass, Lewis Carroll, 1871.
My Wonderful Visit, Charlie Chaplin, 1922.
Lassie Come-Home, Eric Knight, 1940.
Jacob's Room, Virginia Woolf, 1920.
Bridge to Terabithia, Katherine Paterson, 1977.
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexie, 2007.
Anne, Constance Fenimore Woolson, 1881.

April - May 2016
The Little White Horse, Elizabeth Goudge, 1946.
My Dog Always Eats First, Leslie Irvine, 2013.
Clarissa Harlowe, Samuel Richardson, 1748.

March 2016
The Art of Literature, Arthur Schopenhauer, 1891.
A Tramp's Sketches, Stephen Graham, 1912.
The Breath of Life, John Burroughs, 1915.
The Green Ember, S. D. Smith, 2014.
This Kind of War, T. R. Fehrenbach, 1995.

February 2016
Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy, 1875-77.
Training Border Collies, Barbara Sykes, 2015.
Ten Natural Steps to Training the Family Dog, Matthew Duffy, 2011.

January 2016
A Happy Boy, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, 1917.
The Complete Cosmicomics, Italo Calvino, 2014.
Dogs & Human Health: The New Science of Dog Therapy & Therapy Dogs, Milena Penkowa, 2015.

2015

December 2015
Beyond the Stars, Ray Cummings, 1963.
The Song of Roland, trans. C. K. Scott Moncrieff
Confessions (Books I-VIII), Augustine of Hippo
Robbery Under Arms, Rolf Boldrewood, 1888.
King James Bible (The Gospel According to Saint Matthew, The Acts of the Apostles)
Lives (Lycurgus, Numa Pompilius, Lycurgus and Numa Compared, Alexander, Caesar), Plutarch
Ethics (Book I), Politics (Book I), Aristotle
Republic (Books I-II), Plato
Clouds, Lysistrata, Aristophanes
Apology, Crito, Plato

November 2015
Godolphin, Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1833.
The Treasure of the Humble, Maurice Maeterlink, 1896.
Death Comes for the Archbishop, Willa Cather, 1927.
The House on the Borderland, William Hope Hodgson, 1908.

October 2015
The Passing of the Aborigines, Daisy Bates, 1938.
The King of Elfland's Daughter, Lord Dunsany, 1924.
An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, 2014.
Caleb Williams, William Godwin, 1794.

September 2015
Mutual Aid, Petr Kroptokin, 1902.
The Final Empire, William Kotke, 2007.
Common Sense, Thomas Paine, 1776.
We, Yevgeny Zamyatin, 1921.
Lilith, George MacDonald, 1895.
Sylvie, Gérard de Nerval, 1854.
Footsteps, Richard Holmes, 1985.

August 2015
The Warden, Anthony Trollope, 1855.
Summer, Edith Wharton, 1917.
Captain Blood, Rafael Sabatini, 1922.
Men Like Gods, H.G. Wells, 1923.
The Voyage of the Beagle, Charles Darwin, 1840.
Nature Anatomy, Julia Rothman, 2015.

July 2015
The Way of All Flesh, Samuel Butler, 1903.
Shadows on the Rock, Willa Cather, 1931.
The Forest Unseen: A Year's Watch in Nature, David George Haskell, 2012.
Dazzle Gradually, Lynn Margulis and Dorion Sagan, 2009.

June 2015
The Galaxy Primes, E. E. Smith, 1965.
The Elder Brothers' Warning, Alan Ereira, 2008.
Laudato Si, Pope Francis, 2015.
She, H. Rider Haggard, 1887.
Wild Animals I Have Known, Ernest Thompson Seton, 1898.
Three Men in a Boat, Jerome K. Jerome, 1889.
Silence, Thich Nhat Hanh, 2015.

May 2015
Pan, Knut Hamsun, 1894.
Tribal Peoples for Tomorrow's World, Stephen Corry, 2011.
Looking Backward, Edward Bellamy, 1888.
The Heart of Man, Jón Kalman Stefánsson, 2015.
The Falling Sky, Davi Kopenawa, 2013.

April 2015
Children of the New Forest, Frederick Marryat, 1847.
To the Lighthouse, Virginia Woolf, 1927.
The Tales of Mother Goose, Charles Perrault, 1696 (A)
Coriolanus, William Shakespeare, 1607.
Lorna Doone, R.D. Blackmore, 1869.

March 2015
On the Improvement of the Understanding, Benedict Spinoza, 1677.
The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame, 1908. (A)
Conquest of the Useless, Werner Herzog, 2004.
The Fables of Aesop, tr. Joseph Jacobs, 1889. (A)
Peter and Wendy, J.M. Barrie, 1911.
The Garden of Evening Mists, Tan Twan Eng, 2012.
Invisible Cities, Italo Calvino, 1972.
Winnie-the-Pooh, A.A. Milne, 1926. (A)
The Story of Burnt Njal, tr. Sir George Dasent, 1861.

February 2015
The War with the Newts, Karel Čapek, 1936.
Petersburg, Andrei Bely, 1916.
Little Fuzzy, H. Beam Piper, 1962.
Werner Herzog - A Guide for the Perplexed, Paul Cronin, 2014.

January 2015
Lone Star: A History of Texas and the Texans, T. R. Fehrenbach, 2000.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl, 1964. (A)
Sand, Hugh Howey, 2014.
Monstress, Lysley Tenorio, 2012.

2014

December 2014
The Story of Opal, Opal Whiteley, 1920.
The Four Loves, C.S. Lewis, 1971.
The Promise, Ann Weisgarber, 2014.
Emile, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 1762.
Lucian's True History, Lucian of Samosata.

November 2014
On the Shortness of Life, Lucius Anneus Seneca.
The Sorrow of Angels, Jon Kalman Stefansson, 2013.
Stoner, John Williams, 1965.
Lila: A Novel, Marilynne Robinson, 2014.

October 2014
Flush: A Biography, Virginia Woolf, 1933.
Wild Horse Annie, David Cruise and Alison Griffiths, 2010.
Assata: An Autobiography, Assata Shakur, 1987.
Erewhon, Samuel Butler, 1872.
The Machine Stops, E.M. Forster, 1909.
The Devil's Pool, George Sand, 1917.
Omnilingual, H. Beam Piper, 1957.
My First Summer in the Sierra, John Muir, 1911.

September 2014
The Quick and the Dead, Joy Williams, 2000.
Crowds and Power, Elias Canetti, 1960.
The Waves, Virginia Woolf, 1931.
The Betrothed, Alessandro Manzoni, 1834.
The Kestrel Waters, Randy Thornhorn, 2013.

August 2014
Extra Indians, Eric Gansworth, 2010.
The Way of Chuang Tzu, Thomas Merton, 1965.
Practical Mysticism, Evelyn Underhill, 1915.
The Satyricon of Petronius Arbiter, 1st century AD.
Secrets of the Woods, William J. Long, 1901.
Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert, 1857.
Stuart Little, E. B. White, 1945. (A)
Letting Go of the Camera, Brooks Jensen, 2004.
Mimesis, Eric Auerbach, 1953.

July 2014
Fantastic Mr. Fox, Roald Dahl, 1970. (A)
Charlotte's Web, E. B. White, 1952. (A)
Heaven and Hell, Jon Kalman Stefansson, 2007.
Braiding Sweetgrass, Robin Wall Kimmerer, 2013.
A Journal of the Plague Year, Daniel Defoe, 1722.

June 2014
The Mill on the Floss, George Eliot, 1860.
Spinoza's 'Ethics', Steven Nadler, 2006.

May 2014
Metropolis, Thea Von Harbou, 1926.
Something Like An Autobiography, Akira Kurosawa, 1982.
Anansi Boys, Neil Gaiman, 2009.
A Voyage to Arcturus, David Lindsay, 1920.
The Little Locksmith, Katharine Butler Hathaway, 1943.
Trespassing on Einstein's Lawn, Amanda Gefter, 2014.

April 2014
Propaganda, Edward Bernays, 1928.
The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals, Charles Darwin, 1899.
Animal Wise, Virginia Morell, 2013.

March 2014
The Moon and Sixpence, W. Somerset Maugham, 1919.
The Road, Jack London, 1907.
Slap Noir, James BigBoy Medlin, 2014.
The Warlord of Mars, Edgar Rice Burroughs, 1919.
The Gods of Mars, Edgar Rice Burroughs, 1918.

February 2014
A Princess of Mars, Edgar Rice Burroughs, 1917.
Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman, Robert K. Massie, 2011.

January 2014
The Outermost House, Henry Beston, 1928.
Walking, Henry David Thoreau, 1862.
The Eternal Wonder, Pearl S. Buck, 2013.
Phantastes: A Faerie Romance for Men and Women, George MacDonald, 1858.
The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt, 2013.

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