Reading List

reading list

Here’s (some of) what I’ve been reading lately, most recent first:

December 2009

Acceptance: a legendary guidance counselor helps seven kids find the right colleges – and find themselves by Dave Marcus

Trickster’s Queen by Tamora Pierce

Trickster’s Choice by Tamora Pierce

The Seeress of Kell by David Eddings

Sorceress of Darshiva by David Eddings

Design it Yourself Clothes: pattern making simplified by Cal Patch

Demon Lord of Daranaka by David Eddings

King of the Murgos by David Eddings

Guardians of the West by David Eddings

Enchanters End Game by David Eddings

November 2009

Castle of Wizardry by David Eddings

Magician’s Gambit by David Eddings

Queen of Sorcery by David Eddings

Pawn of Prophecy by David Eddings

The Magician’s Book: a skeptic’s adventures in Narnia by Laura Miller

The Introvert Advantage: how to thrive in an extrovert world by Marti Olsen Laney

Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith (and Jane Austen)

Making cheese, butter and yogurt by Ricki Carroll

Home Cheese Making: recipes for 75 homemade cheeses by Ricki Carroll

The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper

Cheap: the high cost of discount culture by Ellen Ruppel Shell

Apartment Therapy by Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan

The Cheese Chronicles: a journey through the making and selling of cheese in America from field to farm to table by Liz Thorpe

October 2009

How Proust can change your life; not a novel by Alain De Boton

How Much is Enough by Arun Abey

The Language of Bees by Laurie R. King

Gimme Shelter by Mary Elizabeth Williams

Locked Rooms by Laurie R. King

Milk: the surprising story of Milk through the ages by Anne Mendelson

The Game by Laurie R. King

Catching Fire: how cooking made us human by Richard Wrangham

Justice Hall by Laurie R. King

Harry, a history: the true story of a boy wizard, his fans, and life inside the Harry Potter Phenomenon by Melissa Anelli

The Moor by Laurie R. King

Home from Nowhere: remaking our everyday world for the twenty-first century by James Howard Kunstler

The Language of Bees by Laurie R. King

September 2009

Drawing Berlage’s Exchange by Daniel Castor

A letter of Mary by Laurie R King

Deja dead by Kathleen Reichs

How much is enough?: making finanical decisions that create wealth and well-being by Arun Abey

There and back again: an actor’s tale by Sean Astin

Basic Black by Cathie Black

Eiland 7: tales from suburbia by Theo Baart

O Jerusalem by Laurie R King

How Proust can Change your Life: not a novel by Alain de Botton

The Cost of Bad Behavior: how incivility is damaging your business and what to do about it by Christine Pearson

A Monstrous Regiment of Women by Laurie R King

Not Becoming my Mother: and other things she taught me along the way by Ruth Reichl

Lighting their Fires: raising extraordinary kids in a mixed-up, muddled-up, shook-up world by Rafe Esquith

Things Cooks Love: implements, ingredients and recipes by Marie Simmons

The Beekeepers Apprentice by Laurie R King

August 2009

Graphic Design for non-designers: essential knowledge, tips and tricks by Tony Seddon

Happy at last: the thinking person’s guide to finding joy by Richard O’Connor

How To Be Useful: a beginners guide to not hating work by Metan Hustad

Rainbow Valley by L.M. Montommery

In Praise of Slowness: how a worldwide movement is changing the cult of speed by Carl Honore

Ecological Intelligence: How Knowing the Hidden Impacts of What WE Buy can Change Everything by Daniel Goleman

Patterns of Home: the ten essentials of enduring design by Max Jacobson

The Dressmaker’s Technique Bible by Lorna Knight

Decorative Dressmaking by Sue Thompson

Smart Women Finish Rich by David Bach

How to Cook Everything Vegetarian: simple meatless recipes for great food by Mark Bittman

A Pattern Language by Christopher Alexander

Anne of the Island by L.M. Montgommery

$20 per Gallon: How the inevitable Rise in the Price of Gasoline will Change our Lives for the Better by Christopher Steiner

You Have More Than You Think: The Foolish Guide to Personal Finance by David and Tom Gardner

Cryptonomicon by Neal Stevenson

Decorative Dressmaking by Sue Thompson

Dressmaker’s Technique Bible

The Art of Natural Building: Design, Construction, Resources edited by Joseph F. Kennedy, Michael G. Smith and Catherine Wanek

The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L. Sayers

July 2009

Ten Shades of Green: Architecture and the Natural World by Peter Buchanan

Sun Wind and Light: Architectural Design Strategies by G. Z. Brown and Mark DeKay

Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgommery

The Student Loan Scam: the Most Oppressive Debt in U.S. History – and How we Can Fight Back by Alan Michael Collinge

Why Didn’t the Ask Evans by Agatha Christie

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgommery

A Reverence for Wood by Eric Sloane

Snow Crash by Neil Stephenson

The Conscience of a Liberal by Paul Krugman

Commonsense Architecture: A Cross-Cultural Survey of Practical Design Principals by John S. Taylor

Emotional Design by Donald A. Norman

A Little House of My Own: 47 Grand Designs for 47 Tiny Houses by Lester Walker


$20 Per Gallon: How the Inevitable Rise in the Price of Gasoline Will Change Our Lives for the Better

$20 Per Gallon: How the Inevitable Rise in the Price of Gasoline Will Change Our Lives for the Better