What I’ve Read This Year

–January–
1. A Warning, Anonymous
2. How Jesus Became God, Bart Ehrman
3. The Best Cook in the World, Rick Bragg
4. The Guardians, John Grisham
5.  Losing an Enemy: Obama, Iran, and the Triumph of Diplomacy,  Trita Parsi
6. The Most They Ever Had, Rick Bragg
7.  Welcome to Your Brain, Sandra Aamodt
8. Why is Sex Fun?, Jared Diamond
9. Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?, Frans de Waal
10. The Heart of the 5 Love Languages, Gary Chapman
11. Men in Blue, W.E.B. Griffin
12. Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens
13.  Shiloh: A Novel, Shelby Foote
14.  The Secret Life of Cows, Rosamund Young
15. The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning,  Margareta Magnusson

–February–
16. What Pastors Wish Their Church Members Knew, Denise George
17. The 5 Love Languages, Gary Chapman
18. The Four Loves, C.S. Lewis
19. The Pluto Files, Neil deGrasse Tyson
20. The Four Noble Truths of Love: Buddhist Wisdom for Modern Relationships, Susan Piver
21. The Fasting Cure, Upton Sinclair
22. The Slave Who Went to Congress, Frye Gaillard
23.  A Sand County Almanac; and Sketches Here and There, Aldo Leopold
24.  The Courageous Eight, William Waheed
25. The Complete Guide to Fasting, Jason Fung
26.  His Way: the Unauthorized Biography of Frank Sinatra,  Kitty Kelley
27. The Planets: The Definitive Visual Guide to Our Solar System, Smithsonian Institute
28. Prague Fatale, Phillip Kerr
29. Braving the Elements: The Stormy History of American Weather, David Laskin
30. The Bodies in the Library, Marty Wingate
31. The Second Sleep, Robert Harris
32. The Ground Beneath Us,  Paul Bogard

–March–
33. The Body in the Library, Agatha Christie
34. American Dirt, Jeanine Cummins
35. The Great Divorce, C.S. Lewis. (Reread)
36. Station Eleven, Emily St. John Mandel
37. Letters from an Astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson
38. Are We There Yet? The American Automobile, Past Present and Driverless, Dan Albert
39. The White Horse King: The Life of Alfred the Great, Benjamin Merkle
40. The True Soldier, Paul Fraser Collard
41. Will My Cat  Eat my Eyeballs? Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death, Caitlin Doughty
42. American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793,  Jim Murphy
43. This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor, Adam Kay
44. The Beast: Riding the Rails and Dodging Narcos on the Migrant Trail, Oscar Martinez

–April–
45. Bonaparte’s Sons Richard Howard
46. Star Trek Discovery: Drastic Measures, Dayton Ward
47. Bilbo’s Last Song,  J.R.R. Tolkien (poem)
48. The Making of the British Army, Allan Mallinson