Reading List 2014


1. Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov (reviewed here)

2. Drawing With Children, Mona Brookes

3.  & Sons, David Gilbert

4.  Flight Behavior, Barbara Kingsolver

5.  Kayak Morning: Reflections on Love, Grief and Small Boats, Roger Rosenblatt

6.  The Slaves Have Names, Andi Cumbo-Floyd


7. Fifty Famous Stories Retold, James Baldwin

8. Number Story: From Counting to Cryptography, Peter Michael Higgins

9.  Quick Little Landscape Quilts:  24 Easy Techniques to Create A Masterpiece, Joyce R Becker

10.  The Curiosity, Stephen P. Kiernan

11.  Art Deco House Styles, Trevor York

12.  Delicious Smoothies & Health Snacks, Erika Smits

13.  Life After Life, Kate Atkinson (Audio book)


14. Stitches, Anne Lamott

15.  Gideon’s Sword, Preston & Child

16.  How to Barter for Paradise, Michael Wigge

17.  The Mandala Book:  Patterns of the Universe, Lori Bailey Cunningham

18. 1000 Tiles: Ten Centuries of Decorative Ceramics, Gordon Lang

19.  Under the Net, Iris Murdoch

20.  The Quick Guide to Wild Edible Plants:  Easy to Pick, Easy to Prepare, Lytton J. Mussellman

21.  Looking for Alaska, John Green

22.  Frommer’s 24 Great Walks in Amsterdam, Robin Gauldie


23.  The Emperor of All Maladies, Siddhartha Mukherjee

24.  Paper Transformed: A Handbook of Surface-Design Recipes and Creative Paper Projects, Julia Andrus

25.  Creative Foundations: 40 Scrapbook and Mixed-Media Techniques to Build Your Artistic Toolbox, Vicki Boutin  

26.  The Book Thief, Markus Zusak

27.  Steal Like An Artist, Austin Kleon,

28.  Paper Towns, John Green

29.   The Art of Travel, Alain de Botton


30.  One Magic Square:  The Easy, Organic Way To Grow Your Own Food on a 3-Foot Square, Lolo Houbein

31.  Idiot’s Guide:  Grilling, Thomas N England

32.  Window Seat:  The Art of Digital Photography & Creative Thinking, Julieanne Kost


33.  The Year of Magical Thinking, Joan Didion

34.  We Were Liars, E. Lockhart

35.  This Is Where I Leave You, Jonathan  Tropper

36.  Composed:  A Memoir, Roseanne Cash

37.  Window Seat:  Reading the Landscape from the Air, Gregory Dicum

38. Photocraft: Creative mixed-media and digital approaches to transforming your photographs,Susan Tuttle, Christy Hydeck


39.  Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt, Michael Lewis

40.  Instant Love:  How to Make Magic And Memories with Polaroids, Jen Altman, Susannah Conway, Amanda Gilligan

41. Outliers:  The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell

42. Instant:  The Story of Polaroid, Christopher Bonanos

43.  The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Mary Ann Shaffer

44.  The Design of Everyday Things, Donald A Norman

45.   The Instant Printmaker:  Simple Print Methods to Try At Home, Melvyn Petterson,

46.  Digital Art Studio:  Techniques for Combining Inkjet Printing with Traditional Art Materials, Karin Schminke

47.  The Interestings, Meg Wolitzer

48.  English Country Gardens, Ethne Clarke


49. One for the Money, Janet Evanovich,

50. Forbes Travel Guide: Florida,

51. The Sarasota, Sanibel Island & Naples Book, Chelle Koster Walton

52. Insider’s Guide to Tampa Bay, Anne W Anderson

53. Explorer’s Guide:  50 Hikes in Florida, Sandra Friend

54.  Lighthouses of the Mid-Atlantic Coast, Elinor Dewire

55. The Giver, Lois Lowry

56.  Along the Edge of America, Peter Jenkins

57. Michigan City Lighthouse:  Guardian of Lake Michigan, Steven D Elve

58.  She’s Come Undone, Wally Lamb

59. Two for the Dough, Janet Evanovich

60. Redeeming the Dream:  The Case for Marriage Equality, David Boies, Ted Olson

61. The Bucolic Plague: How Two Manhattanites Became Gentleman Farmers, Josh Kilmer-Purcell


62.  Three to Get Deadly, Janet Evanovich

63.  Chicago Curiosities:  Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities, and Other Offbeat Stuff, Scotti Cohn

64.  Indiana Off The Beaten Path, Phyllis Thomas

65.  Show Your Work!  10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered, Austin Kleon

66.   Ubik, Philip K Dick



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