What I’ve Read This Year

Books in bold are superior favorites and end year top-ten candidates.  Entries marked TBR are from the Scaling Mount Doom TBR challenge; entries marked CCSB are from my second Classics Club run, The Classics Club Strikes Back.


1. Mama’s Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell us About Ourselves, Frans de Waal 
2. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll (CCSB)
3. Permanent Record, Edward Snowden
4. The Old Man and the Boy, Robert Ruark (CCSB)
5. The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman,  Ernest Gaines (CCSB)
6. A Walk Around the Block: Stoplight Secrets, Mischievous Squirrels, Manhole Covers, & Other Stuff You See Every Day (and Know Nothing About),  Spike Carlsen
7Beyond Tenebrae: Christian Humanism in the Twilight of the West, Brad Birzer
8. Star Wars: Kenobi, John Jackson Miller