First To Read

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.”
—George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons

Why devote time to reading? 
I read to be inspired, to grow as an empathetic individual, and to engage in lifelong learning.

Currently Reading
Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions | Valeria Luiselli
The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction | Neil Gaiman

Recently Completed: Nonfiction & Reference
Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked | Adam Alter
The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom | Don Miguel Ruiz
Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up | Marie Kondo
We Should All Be Feminists | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing | Marie Kondo
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft | Stephen King
The Subversive Copy Editor | Carol Fisher Saller
On Writing Well: An Informal Guide to Writing Nonfiction | William Zinsser
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America | Barbara Ehrenreich
Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital World | Sherry Turkle
The Introvert’s Way: Living a Quiet Life in a Noisy World | Sophia Dembling
Teachings on Love | Thich Nhat Hanh
Bright-Sided: How Positive Thinking is Undermining America | Barbara Ehrenreich
God Never Blinks: 50 Lessons for Life’s Little Detours | Regina Brett
Tuesdays with Morrie | Mitch Albom
Have a Little Faith | Mitch Albom
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother | Amy Chua

Recently Completed: Fiction
Pretty Paper: A Christmas Tale | Willie Nelson and David Ritz (First to Read ARC)
Above the Waterfall | Ron Rash
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time | Mark Haddon
American Born Chinese | Gene Luen Yang
Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders | Neil Gaiman
The Eye of the World | Robert Jordan
Brooklyn | Colm Tóibín
The Tragedy of Pudd’nhead Wilson | Mark Twain
A Hundred Flowers: A Novel | Gail Tsukiyama
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal | Christopher Moore
The Little Prince | Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
The Glassblower | Petra Durst-Benning (Translated by Samuel Willcocks)
Kinfolks: The Wilgus Stories | Gurney Norman
Serena | Ron Rash
Suzy, Led Zeppelin and Me | Martin Millar
The Art of Hearing Heartbeats | Jan-Philipp Sendker (Translated by Kevin Wiliarty)
A Well-Tempered Heart | Jan-Philipp Sendker (Translated by Kevin Wiliarty)
The Ocean at the End of the Lane | Neil Gaiman
The Fault in Our Stars | John Green
Eli the Good | Silas House
Clay’s Quilt | Silas House
The Time Keeper | Mitch Albom
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo | Stieg Larsson
The Sun Also Rises | Ernest Hemingway
Unseen Academicals | Terry Pratchett
The Good Fairies of New York | Martin Millar
Lonely Werewolf Girl & Curse of the Wolf Girl | Martin Millar
The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, & Mockingjay | Suzanne Collins
The Painted Bird | Jerzy Kosiński
The Twilight Series | Stephanie Meyer
The Hobbit | J. R. R. Tolkien

Updated 12 April 2017

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