Books Read 2020

  1. The Secret Adversary – Agatha Christie (England, 1922)
  2. Far From the Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy (England, 1874)
  3. Tales of Beedle the Bard – JK Rowling (England, 2008)*
  4. Shakespeare on Toast – Ben Crystal (England, 2016 ed.)
  5. Blue Lightning – Ann Cleeves (England, 2010)
  6. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – JK Rowling (England, 2007)*
  7. Poirot Investigates – Agatha Christie (England, 1924)
  8. Ficciones – Jorge Luis Borges (Argentina, 1956 ed.)
  9. Digital Minimalism – Cal Newport (US, 2019)
  10. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – JK Rowling (England, 2016)*
  11. The Man in the Brown Suit – Agatha Christie (England, 1924)
  12. Cranford – Elizabeth Gaskell (England, 1851-53)
  13. Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen (England, 1811)*
  14. The Nibelungenlied – Anonymous (Germany, c. 1200)
  15. 67 Shots: Kent State and the End of American Innocence – Howard Means (US, 2016)
  16. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer – Mark Twain (US, 1876)
  17. So Good They Can’t Ignore You  – Cal Newport (US, 2012)
  18. The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien (England, 1937)*
  19. The Color of Law – Richard Rothstein (US, 2018)
  20. The Mysteries of Udolpho – Ann Radcliffe (England, 1794)
  21. The New Jim Crow – Michelle Alexander (US, 2012)
  22. The Secret of Chimneys – Agatha Christie (England, 1925)
  23. The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame (Scotland, 1908)
  24. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes – Suzanne Collins (US, 2020)
  25. Appointment in Samarra – John O’Hara (US, 1934)
  26. Shop Class as Soulcraft – Matthew B. Crawford (US, 2009)
  27. The Turn of the Screw – Henry James (US, 1898)
  28. The Fellowship of the Ring – J.R.R. Tolkien (England, 1954)*
  29. The Decameron – Giovanni Boccaccio (Italy, 1350-53)
  30. Dragons in the Waters – Madeleine L’Engle (US, 1976)
  31. Piranesi – Susanna Clarke (England, 2020)
  32. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd – Agatha Christie (England, 1926)
  33. “Nutcracker and Mouse King”  – E.T.A. Hoffman (Germany, 1816) and “The Tale of the Nutcracker” – Alexandre Dumas, père (France, 1844)
  34. “The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle” – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Scotland, 1892)*
  35. Native Son – Richard Wright (US, 1940)
  36. Wheesht – Kate Davies (Scotland, 2019)

* indicates a reread