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Books I Want to Read 2.0

I decided that my "Books I Want to Read" list needed to be better organized, so that the nonfiction books were sorted by topic. I also added some more books. Because there are always more good books out there that need to be read.


Nonfiction: Tibet/Dalai Lama


French, Tibet, Tibet
Green, Murder in the High Himalaya: Loyalty, Tragedy, and Escape from Tibet
Johnson, Tragedy in Crimson: How the Dalai Lama Conquered the World but Lost the Battle with China
Laird, The Story of Tibet: Conversations with the Dalai Lama
Lixiong and Shakya, The Struggle for Tibet
Rinpoche, Surviving the Dragon: A Tibetan Lama's Account of 40 Years under Chinese Rule
Roberts, Freeing Tibet: 50 Years of Struggle, Resilience, and Hope


Nonfiction: South Africa (esp. apartheid)


Carlin, Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation
Clark/Worger, South Africa: The Rise and Fall of Apartheid
Datnow, Behind The Walled Garden of Apartheid: A Memoir
Malan, My Traitor's Heart: A South African Exile Returns to Face His Country, His Tribe, and His Conscience
Mandela, Nelson Mandela: The Struggle Is My Life
Mathabane, Miriam's Song: A Memoir (about South Africa)
Mercer, Into the Cannibal's Pot: Lessons for America from Post-Apartheid South Africa
Poplak, Ja, No, Man: Growing Up White in Apartheid Era South Africa
Sachs, The Strange Alchemy of Life and Law
Waldmeir, Anatomy of a Miracle: The End of Apartheid and the Birth of the New South Africa
Worden, The Making of Modern South Africa: Conquest, Apartheid, Democracy


Nonfiction: China (esp. 1989 protests)


Cheek, Living With Reform: China Since 1989
Copeland, Spring Winds of Beijing ***
Kerns, Who Will Shout If Not Us?: Student Activists and the Tiananmen Square Protest, China, 1989
Zhao, The Power of Tiananmen: State-Society Relations and the 1989 Beijing Student Movement


Nonfiction: U.S. Culture/Politics/History


DelFattore, What Johnny Shouldn`t Read: Textbook Censorship in America
Howard, Something Funny Happened on the Way to the Moon
Kluger/Lovell, Apollo 13
Krassner, In Praise Of Indecency: The Leading Investigative Satirist Sounds Off on Hypocrisy, Censorship and Free Expression
Larson, Trial and Error: The American Controversy Over Creation and Evolution
Lewis, Freedom for the Thought That We Hate: A Biography of the First Amendment
Lewis, Make No Law: The Sullivan Case and the First Amendment
Mooney, The Republican War on Science
Niebuhr, Beyond Tolerance: How People Across America Are Building Bridges Between Faiths


Nonfiction: LGBT Issues


Badgett, When Gay People Get Married: What Happens When Societies Legalize Same-Sex Marriage **
Ball/Bronski, From the Closet to the Courtroom: Five LGBT Rights Lawsuits That Have Changed Our Nation
Bonzo, Don't Ask, Do Tell!
Bull, Perfect Enemies: The Battle Between the Religious Right and the Gay Movement
Chauncey, Why Marriage: The History Shaping Today's Debate Over Gay Equality
Creech, Adam's Gift: A Memoir of a Pastor’s Calling to Defy the Church’s Persecution of Lesbians and Gays ****
Gerstmann, Same-Sex Marriage and the Constitution
McGowan, Major Conflict: One Gay Man's Life in the Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell Military
Moore, Hero (FICTION, gay teen superhero)
Murdoch/Price, Courting Justice: Gay Men And Lesbians V. The Supreme Court
Serano, Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity
Stryker, Transgender History
Wolfson, Why Marriage Matters: America, Equality, and Gay People's Right to Marry


Nonfiction: Other Cultures/Subcultures/Politics/Religions/History


Beah, A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
Cooper (Anderson), Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival
Dickson, The Children's Crusade: Medieval History, Modern Mythistory
Lipstadt, Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory
Minow, Between Vengeance and Forgiveness: Facing History after Genocide and Mass Violence
Moon, Done and Been: Steel Rail Chronicles of American Hobos
Neusner/Chilton, Religious Tolerance in World Religions
Opdyke, In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer
Orenstein, I Shall Live: Surviving the Holocaust Against All Odds
Sue, Cornbread and Dim Sum: A Memoir of a Heart Glow Romance **
Yoors, The Gypsies


Nonfiction: Travel


Conlon/Emerick/de Tessan, Go Your Own Way: Women Travel the World Solo
Davidson, Tracks (travel memoir)
Fein, Life is a Trip: The Transformative Magic of Travel
Hansen, The Bird Man and the Lap Dancer: Close Encounters with Strangers ****
O'Hanlon, In Trouble Again: A Journey Between Orinoco and the Amazon
O'Hanlon, Into the Heart of Borneo **
O'Hanlon, No Mercy: A Journey Into the Heart of the Congo **
Thubron, Shadow of the Silk Road


Nonfiction: Bicycling


Hurst, The Art of Urban Cycling: Lessons from the Street
Hurst, The Cyclist's Manifesto: The Case for Riding on Two Wheels Instead of Four
Mapes, Pedaling Revolution: How Cyclists Are Changing American Cities
Wilson, Bicycling Science


Nonfiction: Language/Punctuation/Typography/Books/Publishing


Baker, Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper
Battles, Library: An Unquiet History
Beard, The 100 Most Beautiful Words in English
Black, Spoonerisms, Sycophants, and Sops
Blount, Alphabet Juice **
Carolino, English as She Is Spoke ***
Epstein, Book Business: Publishing Past, Present, and Future
Erard, Um. . .: Slips, Stumbles, and Verbal Blunders, and What They Mean
Frumkes, Metapunctuation: When a Comma Isn't Enough
Grafton, The Footnote: A Curious History
Hale, Sin and Syntax: How to Craft Wickedly Effective Prose
Hertnon, Endangered Words: A Collection of Rare Gems for Book Lovers
Icon Group International, Adverbs: Webster's Timeline History, 387 BC - 2007
James, Stoopnagles Tale Is Twisted: Spoonerisms Run Amok
Karolides/Bald/Sova, 120 Banned Books: Censorship Histories of World Literature
Liberman/Pullum, Far from the Madding Gerund and Other Dispatches from Language Log **
McKean, Verbatim: From the bawdy to the sublime, the best writing on language for word lovers, grammar mavens, and armchair linguists ***
Quinion, Gallimaufry: A Hodgepodge of Our Vanishing Vocabulary
Sonn, Paradigms Lost: The Life and Deaths of the Printed Word
Shaw, Helvetica and the New York City Subway System: The True (Maybe) Story
Tholenaar, Type: A Visual History of Typefaces and Graphic Styles
Todd, Much Ado about English: Up and Down the Bizarre Byways of a Fascinating Language
Toseland, The Ants Are My Friends: Misheard Lyrics, Malapropisms, Eggcorns, and Other Linguistic Gaffes
Walsh, Lapsing Into a Comma : A Curmudgeon's Guide to the Many Things That Can Go Wrong in Print--and How to Avoid Them
Wines, Mondegreens: A Book of Mishearings
Zerby, The Devil's Details: A History of Footnotes


Nonfiction: Pop Culture


Beck, The 100 Greatest Looney Tunes Cartoons
Brode, Rod Serling and The Twilight Zone: The 50th Anniversary Tribute
Clarke, Don't You Forget About Me: Contemporary Writers on the Films of John Hughes
Clements, Vampire Defanged, The: How the Embodiment of Evil Became a Romantic Hero
David, Reality Matters: 19 Writers Come Clean About the Shows We Can't Stop Watching ****
Davidson, The Psychology of Joss Whedon: An Unauthorized Exploration of Buffy, Angel, and Firefly
Dill, How Fantasy Becomes Reality: Seeing Through Media Influence
Friedman/Notbohm, Steven Spielberg: Interviews
Gordon, Empire of Dreams: The Science Fiction and Fantasy Films of Steven Spielberg
Kanfer, Tough Without a Gun: The Life and Extraordinary Afterlife of Humphrey Bogart
Karmel, Picasso and the Invention of Cubism
McGilligan, Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light
Perlich and Whitt, Sith, Slayers, Stargates, + Cyborgs: Modern Mythology in the New Millennium
Pozner, Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV ***
Prince, American Cinema of the 1980s
Riley, Acculturated: 23 Savvy Writers Find Hidden Virtue in Reality TV, Chick Lit, Video Games, and Other Pillars of Pop Culture
Sheffield, Talking to Girls About Duran Duran: One Young Man's Quest for True Love and a Cooler Haircut ***
Sirota, Back to Our Future: How the 1980s Explain the World We Live in Now--Our Culture, Our Politics, Our Everything ****
Sylvester, Magritte
Thomas and Stanish, Whedonistas: A Celebration of the Worlds of Joss Whedon by the Women Who Love Them


Nonfiction: Crime/Morality/Forensics


Baron-Cohen, The Science of Evil: On Empathy and the Origins of Cruelty ***
Douglas, Mindhunter
Hare, Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us
Hazelwood, Dark Dreams
Marsh, I'm No Monster
Porter, Written on the Skin
Schechter, The A to Z Encyclopedia of Serial Killers
Schechter, The Devil's Gentleman
Vronsky, Serial Killers


Nonfiction: Solitude/Introversion


Dowrick, Intimacy and Solitude: Balance, Closeness, and Independence
Fisher, Celebrating Time Alone: Stories Of Splendid Solitude
France, Hermits; The Insights of Solitude
Helgoe, Introvert Power: Why Your Inner Life Is Your Hidden Strength
Wagele, The Happy Introvert: A Wild and Crazy Guide for Celebrating Your True Self


Nonfiction: Misc.


Balcombe, Second Nature: The Inner Lives of Animals
Balish, How to Live Well Without Owning a Car: Save Money, Breathe Easier, and Get More Mileage Out of Life
Brittingham, Read My Hips: How I Learned to Love My Body, Ditch Dieting, and Live Large
Carroll, The Rise of Amphibians: 365 Million Years of Evolution
de Botton, The Architecture of Happiness
Gladwell, The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference **
Goldberg, Long Quiet Highway: Waking Up in America
Goodall, In the Shadow of Man
Hanh, Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life
Hansen, Orchid Fever: A Horticultural Tale of Love, Lust, and Lunacy
Johnson, Treat Your Own Knees: Simple Exercises to Build Strength, Flexibility, Responsiveness and Endurance
Nunziato, Virtual Freedom: Net Neutrality and Free Speech in the Internet Age
Osterud, The Tattooed Lady: A History
Pelzer, A Child Called "It"
Sanders, Unsuspecting Souls: The Disappearance of the Human Being
Sapolsky, The Trouble with Testosterone
Schwartz, Eccentrics, Heroes, and Cutthroats of Old Berkeley
Tapscott/Williams, Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything


Fiction: Mostly Mainstream Lit (some with a bit of sci-fi or fantasy mixed in)


Adamson, The Outlander
Atkinson, One Good Turn **
Baricco, Silk
Bell, Something Like Summer (a gay romance)
Borges, Labyrinths
Calvino, Invisible Cities
Calvino, The Castle of Crossed Destinies
Carey, Oscar and Lucinda
Carriger, Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate)
Cech, A Rush of Dreamers **
Chabon, Yiddish Policeman's Union
Crowley, The Girlhood of Shakespeare's Heroines
Eco, Six Walks in the Fictional Woods
Eggers, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
Ephron, A Cup of Tea
Farmer, The Metaphor Maker
Fitzgerald, The Blue Flower
Ford, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
Garcia, Dreaming in Cuban
Gaskell, Mary Barton
Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha
Handler, Adverbs: A Novel
Hattemer-Higgins, The History of History
Hecht, Do the Windows Open? (short stories)
Helprin, A Kingdom Far and Clear: The Complete Swan Lake Trilogy
Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns
Hurston, Moses, Man of the Mountain
Ishiguro, A Pale View of Hills
Ishiguro, Remains of the Day
Jaivin, Eat Me
Kertesz, Fatelessness **
Kundera, The Art of the Novel
Lethem, The Fortress of Solitude
Levitin, The Cure
Levithan, The Lover's Dictionary ***
McDonald, Fall on Your Knees
McGrath, Asylum **
Meier, The Season of Second Chances
Mieville, The City and the City
Miller, Flash ***
Miller, Salt and Honey
Mistry, A Fine Balance
Morrison, Paradise
Murphy, The True Story of Hansel and Gretel: A Novel of War and Survival
Narayan, The Guide
Niffenegger, Her Fearful Symmetry
Ondaatje, The Collected Works of Billy the Kid
Patterson, Money Child: A Romantic Comedy Set in Orange County California
Phillips, The Nature of Blood **
Reynolds, The Rapture of Canaan
Roy, Mindblind (about Aspergers)
Smiley, A Thousand Acres
Smith, 44 Scotland Street
Smith, Portuguese Irregular Verbs
Smith, White Teeth
Stockett, The Help **
Stork, Mercelo in the Real World
Swift, Waterland
Tyler, Celestial Navigation
Ward, How to Be Lost
Weise, The Colony
Wiesel, A Mad Desire to Dance
Winterson, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
Winterson, The Passion
Wolitzer, Surrender, Dorothy
Zusak, I Am the Messenger **


Fiction: Mystery/Thriller/Horror


Alphin, Counterfeit Son **
Bradley, the Flavia de Luce series **
Cannell, The Prostitute's Ball **
Christie, Murder on the Orient Express
Collins, Woman in White
Cook, Acceptable Risk
Farmer, Sympathy for the Devil (Madeline Bean Catering Mysteries #1) ****
Grisham, The Innocent Man
James, The Murder Room
Lindsay, Darkly Dreaming Dexter
Marcum, White Out
Martinez, The Oxford Murders
May, Where the River Splits
Mazer, The Missing Girl
Muller, the Sharon McCone series
Perez-Reverte, The Club Dumas
Sherwood, Hardwater **
Stevenson, Death Trick (Donald Strachey Mystery) (gay P.I. series)
Young, Buying Time


Fiction: Full-On Sci-Fi or Fantasy


Banks, Transition
Bester, The Demolished Man
Bester, The Stars My Destination
Condie, Matched (trilogy)
Cooper, The Dark Is Rising
Cooper, The Grey King
Craig, In A Dark Wood
Dick, The Man in the High Castle
Fforde, Shades of Grey
Hughart, Bridge of Birds
Jones, Fire and Hemlock
McKillip, The Bards of Bone Plain
McKillip, The Bell at Sealey Head
McKinley, The Blue Sword
Powers, Last Call
Powers, The Anubis Gates
Riggs, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Valente, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making
Valente, The Orphan's Tales: In the Night Garden
Yovanoff, The Replacement


Fiction: Vampires/Werewolves/Angels/Ghosts/Time Travel/Etc. (mostly YA)


Allen, The Girl Who Chased the Moon
Briggs, Moon Called
Caine, Morganville Vampires
Cashore, Graceling
Flinn, Beastly
Gabaldon, Outlander
Gray, Evernight
Kate, Torment
Klause, Blood and Chocolate
Klause, The Silver Kiss
Levine, Ella Enchanted
Lindqvist, Let the Right One In
MacAlister, You Slay Me
Mead, Vampire Academy
Nowak, Fatal Infatuation
Setterfield, Thirteenth Tale
Weeks, The Way of Shadows (The Night Angel Trilogy)


Fiction: Young Adult (mostly romantic comedy)


Burnham, Do-Over
Burnham, Royally Jacked
Burnham, Spin Control
Cassidy, Scarlett
Dokey, How Not to Spend Your Senior Year
Downing, Drive Me Crazy
Han, The Summer I Turned Pretty
Hapka, At First Sight
Hapka, Love on Cue
Hapka, Something Borrowed **
Hapka, The Twelve Dates of Christmas
Hoopmann, Haze (about Aspergers)
Katcher, Playing with Matches
Krulik, Ripped at the Seams
Lyles, Party Games
Montserrat, Ms. Rubinstein's Beauty (children's book)
Oliver, Before I Fall
Ostow, Crush du Jour
Pearson, Scribbler of Dreams
Ponti, Sea of Love
Rigaud, Perfect Shot
Scott, Bloom
Toliver, Miss Match
Verne, Hard to Get
Walton, Among Others
Weyn and Gonzalez, South Beach Sizzle

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