My reads in 2016

Books I read this past year, listed in chronological order:

Going to Meet the Man by James Baldwin

The Doodle Revolution: Unlock the Power to Think Differently by Sunni Brown

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

James Baldwin: A Biography by David Leeming

If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin

Neo-Impressionism and the Dream of Realities by Cornella Homburg

That Man Is You by Louis Evely

Tell Me How Long the Train’s Been Gone by James Baldwin

Master and Commander by Patrick O’Brian (4th read)

The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien (2nd read)

We Are All Brothers by Louis Evely

Post Captain by Patrick O’Brian (4th read)

HMS Surprise by Patrick O’Brian (4th read)

The Mauritius Command by Patrick O’Brian (4th read)

True to Life: Twenty-Five Years of Conversations with David Hockney by Lawrence Weschler

Hopper by Mark Strand

Desolation Island by Patrick O’Brian (4th read)

A Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell

One-Way Street by Walter Benjamin (2 times)

Following Atticus by Tom Ryan

The Fortune of War by Patrick O’Brian (4th read)

The Surgeon’s Mate by Patrick O’Brian (4th read)

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King

Just Above My Head by James Baldwin

Rousseau: The Dream, ed. by David Frankel

“Most Blessed of the Patriarchs”: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination by Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter Sionuf

Lie Down in Darkness by William Styron

Lit Up: One Reporter, Three Schools, Twenty-Four Books that Can Change Lives by David Denby

Tudors: The History of England from Henry VIII to Elizabeth I by Peter Ackroyd

1776 by David McCullough

Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander by Thomas Merton

The Rise of Totalitarianism by Hanna Arendt

The Conscience of the Constitution: The Declaration of Independence and the Right to Liberty by Timothy Sandefur

American Revolutions: A Continental History, 1750 – 1804 by Alan Taylor

The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe by David L. Kertzer

Let Us Now Praise Famous Men by James Agee

At the Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails with Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Albert Camus, Martin Heidegger, Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Others by Sarah Bakewell