What I’ve Read This Year

Books in bold are superior favorites.


(1) Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto, Alan Stern & David Grinspoon
(2) Think Like an Ecosystem: An Introduction to Permaculture, Amelia des Plantes
(3) People Habitat: 25 Ways to Think About Greener, Healthier Cities, F. Kaid Benfield
(4) Pests: How Humans Create Animal Villains, Bethany Brookshire
(5) Buzz Sting Bite :Why We Need Insects, Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson
(6) Adventures with Ed: A Portrait of Abbey, Jack Loeffler
(7) One Life at a Time, Please, Ed Abbey
(8) Origins: 14 Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Donald Goldsmith
(9) The Incredible Winston Browne, Sean Dietrich
(10) Revolutionary Characters: Why the Founders were Different, Gordon S. Wood
(11) Serenity: Better Days, Joss Whedon
(12) Dinner on Mars: The Technologies that will Feed the Red Planet, Lenore Newman & Evan Fraser
(13) Laughing all the Way to the Mosque, Zarqa Narwaz
(14) Copenhagenize: The Definitive Guide to Global Bicycle Urbanism, Mikhail Colville-Andersen
(15) The South’s Okayest Writer, Sean Dietrich

(16) Cold as Hell; Rhett Bruno, Jaime Castle. Narrated by Roger Clark.
(17) Sean of the South: Whistling Dixie, Sean Dietrich
(18) Hidden History of Chilton County, Alabama, Billy J. Singleton
(19) My Antonia, Willa Cather
(20) The Human Experiment: Two Years and Twenty Minutes Inside Biosphere 2, Jane Poynter
(21) Go Tell it on the Mountain, James Baldwin
(22) Darkest Hour, James Holland
(23) Early Alabama: An Illustrated Guide to Alabama’s Formative Years (1798 – 1826), Mike Bunn
(24) The Joyful Christian: 127 Readings, C.S. Lewis.
(25) Monroeville and the Stage Production of “To Kill a Mockingbird”, John Williams
(26) The Reactionary Mind: Why Conservative Isn’t Enough, Michael Warren Davis

(27) The Romance of Religion, Fr. Dwight Longenecker
(28) Blood of Honour, James Holland
(29) The Other Side of the Bay, Sean Dietrich
(30) The Lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot, Bart Ehrman
(31) Paul Among the People, Sarah Ruden
(32) Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices in Everyday Life, Tish Harrison Warren
(33) Pompey, Plutarch. Transl.
(34) The Caesars, Volume I: Caesar, Colossus of Rome, Lars Brownsworth
(35) The Boys from Biloxi, John Grisham
(36) The Wit and Wisdom of Gandhi, GP Publishers
(37) Invasion! They’re Coming! Paul Carell
(38) The Other Side of the Bridge, Timothy E. Paul
(39) Weep No More, My Lady: A Southerner Responds to Mrs. Roosevelt, W.B. Debnam
(40) Purgatorio, Dante. Translator Anthony Esolen.
(41) Waters of the World, Sarah Dry
(42) The Nostalgia Nerd’s Retro Tech, Peter Leigh

(43) Hitler’s Armada: The Royal Navy and the Defense of Britain, Geoff Hewitt
(44) Essex Dogs, Dan Jones
(45) Invasion: From The Armada to Hitler, Frank McLynn
(46) The Tale of the Tailor and the Three Dead Kings, adapted by Dan Jones.
(47) The War to End All Wars: Falling into Battle, Andrew Wareham
(48) Blockade Billy, Stephen King
(49) The Beauty of the Beastly, Natalie Angier
(50) Tuck, Stephen Lawhead
(51) Robin Hood: A True Legend, Sean McGlynn
(52) The Glory of their Times: The Story of Early Baseball from the Men Who Played It, Lawrence Ritter
(53) Will the Circle Be Unbroken? A Memoir of Learning to Believe You’re Gonna Be OK, Sean Dietrich
(54) The Acts of King Arthur and his Knights, John Steinbeck
(55) Scenes from Prehistoric Life: from the Ice Age to the Coming of the Romans, Francis Pryor
(56) Dead Acre, Rhett C. Bruno & Jaime Castle Read by Roger Clark.

(57) How to Grow Old, Cicero. Read by Roger Clark.
(58) How Baseball Happened, Thomas Gilbert. Read by George Newbern.
(59) Our Man in Charleston: Britain’s Secret Agent in the Civil War South, Christopher Dickey
(60) Britannia, Simon Scarrow
(61) Breaking Down Breaking Bad: Unpeeling the Layers of TV’s Greatest Drama, Eric San Juan
(62) Baseball in Alabama, Doug Wedge
(63) The Confederate Reader: The War as the South Saw it, Richard Harwell
(64) The Life of Johnny Reb: The Common Soldier of the Confederacy, Bell Irwin Riley
(65) Tales from the Deadball Era, Mark Halfon
(66) Log Cabin Pioneers: Songs, Stories, and Sayings, Wayne Erbeson
(67) Humans of New York, Brandon Stanton
(68) Humans, Brandon Stanton
(69) Calculating the Cosmos: How Mathematics Unveils the Universe, Ian Stewart
(70) Being Better: Stoicism for a World Worth Living In, Kai Whitling, Leonidas Konstantakos. Read by Liam Gerrard
(71) Air: The Restless Shaper of Our World, William Bryant Logan
(72) The Unpersuadables: Adventures with the Enemies of Science, Will Storr
(73) Other Minds: the Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness, Peter Godfrey-Smith

(74) Whispers of the Gods: Tales from Baseball’s Golden Age, Peter Golenblock. Read by Mike Chamberlain.
(75) Dignity: Seeking Respect in Backrow America, Chris Arnade
(76) Vein Pursuits, Rhett C. Bruno & Jaime Castle