2018 … A Year of Reading – Part 2

This is a continuation of a blog post that began here


Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think by Hans Rosling et al (Definitely one of the very best books I read this year.)

The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by Dalai Lama XIV, Desmond Tutu, Douglas Carlton Abrams
Juliet’s Answer: One Man’s Search for Love and the Elusive Cure for Heartbreak by Glenn Dixon (I know the author)
The Unravelling: How Our Caregiving Safety Net Came Unstrung and We Were Left Grasping At Threads, Struggling to Plait a New One and Bitter Medicine: A Graphic Memoir of Mental Illness by Clem Martini (I know the author)
Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell by David Yaffee

Pay No Heed to the Rockets: Palestine in the Present Tense by Marcello Di Cintio
(I know this author)

Sleuth: Gail Bowen on Writing Mysteries by Gail Bowen (I know the author)
Paul Simon: The Life by Robert Hilburn
The Traveling Feast: On the Road and at the Table With My Heroes by Rick Bass
How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence by Michael Pollan
The Destiny Thief: Essays on Writing, Writers and Life by Richard Russo

Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now by Jaron Lanier

The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate – Discoveries From A Secret World by Peter Wohlleben
The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story by Douglas Preston
In Other Words: How I Fell in Love With Canada One Book At a Time by Anna Porter (I was a sales rep for Key Porter Books for many years so I know the author)
Almost Everything: Notes on Hope by Anne Lamott
Becoming by Michelle Obama

The Library Book by Susan Orlean

Non-Fiction – Political

Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History by Kurt Anderson

Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff
No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump’s Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need by Naomi Klein
Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic by David Frum
A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership by James Comey
Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump by Michael Isikoff, David Corn (Reading this book led to a lot of others books that Dennis and I are either reading or have read.)

The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels by Jon Meacham

Fear: Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward
The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis
It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis (While technically this is a novel and should be listed in the fiction section, I read it because of it’s political connection to day. It was originally published in 1935, but the story is very contemporary.)
America: the Farewell Tour by Chris Hedges

The Opposite of Hate: A Field Guide to Repairing Our Humanity by Sally Kohn

Children’s Books

Everybody’s Different on Everybody Street by Sheree Fitch, Emma Fitzgerald (illustrator) (I know this author)

Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty
Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty
Pete the Cat Series by Eric Litwin
The Alphabet Thief by Bill Richardson, Roxanna Bikadoroff (illus)
The Night Gardener by Terry Fan, Eric Fan


Anna at the Art Museum by Hazel Hutchins (I know this author, but have never been able to beat her at Scrabble!), Gail Herbert, Lil Crump (Illustrator)


Old Favourite Children’s Books

Horton Hatches the Egg by Dr. Seuss
Millions of Cats by Wanda Gag
The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf
Corduroy by Don Freeman
The Story About Ping by Marjorie Flack
The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion
Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
Angus and the Cat by Marjorie Flack
The Story of Babar by Jean de Brunhoff
Little Toot by Hardie Gramatky
The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper

17 responses

  1. Hey – I was just wondering about you yesterday. Hope things are buzzing your way – and not mosquitoes!

    1. Yes, all is well … except in the blog-writing dept.! Reading-others-blogs dept. too, come to think of it. I’m trying to turn over a new leaf now that it’s spring and catch up again with blogging pals I have been neglecting. Only 4 weeks left to go on Bequia then I head back up north for the summer … Hope all is well with the Phil Mouse clan, as well!

      1. A number of author/bloggers have become recluses – busy writing! I keep waiting for updates on your next book. Great to hear from you again!

      2. It’s great to be reading your blog again, too!

  2. Have ordered The Library Book, but there is a waiting list. The others look promising as well.

    1. Yes, there was a waiting list for that when I first requested it. Worth the wait! A fascinating story, but also very informative about libraries and librarians in general.

  3. HA! I was just reading Angus and the Cat today (We have the series – Angus and the ducks is universally a big hit, too) (I recommend The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown, too)
    Interesting list – The Destiny Thief – what a great title!
    Hope you are enjoying the new year – must check in with you soon to catch up (I’ve been MIA from internet/computer for a bit)

    1. Thanks, philmouse! So happy to have you back, reading and commenting here! I too have been negligent of others’ blogs, so completely understand the need to catch up!

  4. I never read CS Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia as a child. I’m reading it now.

    1. Nor did I! A good series to add to my own list. Thanks, JP!

  5. Excellent! I love your children’s book choices.

      1. You’re welcome! 🙂

  6. Stephanie Bell-Boissonneault

    I will revisit this post to find ideas for books to read. You have recommended a few to me that I have thoroughly enjoyed.

    1. There are many on both lists I’m sure you’ll enjoy, Tess!

    1. Thanks for reblogging, Felicity!

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