|So of my 2018 reads|
My unofficial goal is one a month, though reading goes in spurts, with several going at a time, so I've finished 30 in different genres. Same as last year.
You can see what the first 12 books were here:
Since then, there have been 18.
Most recently finished, The Patch, by John McPhee, my favorite living writer, a series of essays, purchased this week from Best of Books, Edmond, where I buy most of mine.
Yep, non-fiction, which is my usual preference, as a journalist. Here the others are.
Non-Fiction, eight more this second half of the year, in no particular order:
- The Seven Storey Mountain, Thomas Merton's autobiography of faith.
- Mountains of the Mind, Robert MacFarlane of Cambridge U., who has become my second favorite living writer, much like McPhee.
- The Rings of Saturn, W.G. Seabald, walking tour of England, thanks to MacFarlane's twitter book club readings
- Atlas of a Lost World, Craig Childs, Travels in Ice-Age America.
- Heart of the Land, Essays on the last great places, edited for Nature Conservancy.
- America's Railroad, Robert Royem, guidebook to Durango and Silverton RR.
- The Traveling Feast, Rick Bass, on the road with his heroes.
- Rum Curious, history and tasting guide, Fred Minnick and Martin Cate
Poetry, runs in spurts. One weekend in particular, at the Oklahoma Festival of the Book, I bought three from Oklahoma friends Ken Hada and Dorothy Alexander, and Susan brought home two others as gifts that day.
- Bring An Extry Mule, Ken Hada
- The Art of Digression, a Fragmented Memoir, Dorothy Alexander
- Leaving My Father's House, Alexander
- The Big Red Book, Rumi
- Selected Poems, Rainer Maria Rilke
- Depth of Winter, Craig Johnson (Longmire)
- November Road, Lou Berney
- Country Landscapes in Watercolor, John Blockley
- 150 Watercolor Workshop Lessons, Tom Lynch
- Fiction-Becoming a Warrior, by friend and colleague Moose Tyler
- Fiction, Stonewall, John J. Dwyer, historical
- Non-Fiction, Killers of the Flower Moon, David Grann
- Non-Fiction, Over the Edge: Death in Grand Canyon, Ghiglieri and Myers.