Of the 21 this year, 13--including rereads-- were since June, not counting art and poetry books.
In order of reading, minus the two rereads:
- Remembering Santa Fe, William Clark
- Mythologizing Jesus, From Jewish Teacher to Epic Hero, Macdonald Dennis
- Forget the Alamo, The Rise and Fall of an American Myth, Bryan Burrough, et. al.
- Sea People, Christina Thompson, the ancient settlement of Polynesia, another one recommended by a favorite former UCO student, Lauren Vargas, Ph.D, who reads more books than I can count.
- The Brass Ring, Bill Mauldin, his life and World War II experiences
- Everything That Remains, story of minimalism, Milburn/Nicodemus
- Being Mortal, dealing with aging, Dr. Gawande
- Lost City of the Monkey God, Doug Preston, the discovery of a Central American city, loaned by friend, former UCO student and fantastic travel journalist Heide Brandeis, after her trip of the Amazon, which this book survived.
- After Jesus, Before Christianity, Vearncombe, et. al. Before there was a New Testament and organized Christianity, up to 200 A.D.
- Apocalyptic Polly, A Pandemic Memoir, Polly Basore Wenzl. One of my favorite former students at O.S.U., now of Wichita, former terrific journalist, who had the courage to quit a full time job and write. Envious of her and this book--more later.
- Tony Hillerman, A Life, James McGreggor Morri Makes you want to read all of Hillerman again.
Note: can you spot the inconsistency in the photo above with the contents of this post. The post is correct.