Books to Read


The Dead Are Arising:  The Life of Malcolm X by Les Payne and Tamara Payne.

Stranger in the Shogun’s City:  A Japanese Woman and Her World by Amy Stanley.

The Color of Water:  A Black Man’s Tribute to his White Mother by James McBride

Fox and I:  An Uncommon Friendship by Catherine Raven. July 6.

The Mission House by Carys Davies. Tony described it as almost gentle and life-affirming.

The Startup Wife by Tahmima Anam. Heard her interviewed by Terry Gross.

Dreams They Forgot by Emma Ashmere. Reviewed by Whispering Gums. Kindle.

Code Breaker by Walter Isaacson.

Across the Airless Wilds by Earl Swift.

Booth by Karen Joy Fowler, comes out Mar. 2022.

The Twin by Gerbrand Bakker. Reading Matters.

How the Word is Passed by Clint Smith.

The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann

The Magician by Colm Toibin (about Thomas Mann)

The fortnight in September by RC Sherriff. Gentle, nothing happens book enjoyed by Kim. Audiobook.

Fuzz:  when nature breaks the law by Mary Roach

Sally Rooney’s Beautiful World, Where Are You

Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead

The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester. Good audiobook, Dorothy says.

My Monticello, short stories and a novella by Charlottesville city schools art teacher Jocelyn Nicole Johnson. Comes out Oct. 5.

Rule, Nostalgia by Hannah Rose Woods. Coming out in May, 2022.

Matrix by Lauren Groff

After by Bruce Greyson. Near Death Experiences. Audiobook.

The Promise by Damon Galgut. Not only is it shortlisted for the Booker, it’s in the running for Tony’s Novel of the Year.

Our Country Friends by Gary Shteyngart

The Sentence by Louise Erdrich. NYT review sounds great. Bookstore worker deals with persistent ghost.

The Final Revival by Opal and Nev by Dawnie Walton

Still Life by Sarah Winman. Big promises by Ron Charles

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