Wish List of Books to Read

In an effort to keep track of all the books I’d like to read and write about, I will attempt to post my book wish list to my blog in some kind of subject order or other organizations such as ‘new books.’ Stay tuned and let me know if you have read or plan to read any of these. Or, give me your suggestions for any genre, new or old. Happy Reading!

New and Newish Books:

  • How We Decide by Jonah Lehrer (Mariner Books, 2010)
  • The Museum of Innocence by Orhan Pamuk (Knopf,  2009)
  • Baking Cakes in Kigali by Gaile Parkin (Delacorte Press,  2009)
  • Traveling with Pomegranates: A Mother-Daughter Story by Sue Monk Kidd (Viking Adult, 2009)
  • The Invisible Mountain by Carolina De Robertis (Knopf, 2009)
  • The Magician’s Elephant by Kate DiCamillo and Yoko Tanaka (Candlewick,  2009)
  • The Calligrapher’s Daughter: A Novel by Eugenia Kim (Henry Holt & Co., 2009)
  • “The Millenium-series”: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest (2009) by Stieg Larsson
  • Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage by Elizabeth Gilbert (Viking Adult, 2010)
  • Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan by Greg Mortenson (Viking Adult, 2009)
  • The Elephant Keeper by Christopher Nicholson (William Morrow,  2009)
  • Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human by Richard Wrangham (Basic Books, 2009)
  • Don’t Sleep, There Are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle by Daniel L. Everett (Pantheon, 2008)

Fiction Titles:

  • Margaret Coel’s Wind River Novels, particularly The Girl With the Braided Hair (2007)
  • Moonlight on the Avenue of Faith by Gina B. Nahai (Washington Square Press, 2000)

Nonfiction Titles:

  • My Life in France (Movie Tie In) by Julia Child and Alex Prud’Homme (Anchor; MTI edition, 2009)
  • Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (Pantheon, 2004) and The Complete Persepolis (Pantheon,  2007) by Marjane Satrapi
  • Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali (Free Press, 2008)
  • Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi (Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2008)
  • Lipstick Jihad by Azadeh Moaveni (PublicAffairs, 2006) and by the same author, Honeymoon in Tehran: Two Years of Love and Danger in Iran (Random House, 2009)
  • Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America by Firoozeh Dumas (Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2004)
  • Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Vol. 1 & 2 by Julia Child, Louisette Bertholle and Simone Beck (Vol. 1 : Alfred A. Knopf; 40 Anniversary edition, 2001)
  • Every book  on the National Geographic list for Around the World in 80+ Books!  (This list alone would keep me going on the ReBooWe (read a book a week) plan for quite a while with just 52 weeks in a year. So many good books, so little time! If only I could read even faster!)

Books on Deadwood, SD:

  • Calamity Jane: The Woman And The Legend by James D. Mclaird (University of Oklahoma Press, 2005)
  • Deadwood by Pete Dexter (Vintage,  2005)
  • Deadwood: The Golden Years by Watson Parker (Bison Books, 1981)
  • Old Deadwood Days: The Real Wild West of My Childhood by Estelline Bennett (The Narrative Press,  2001)
  • The Real Deadwood: True Life Histories of Will Bill Hickock, Calamity Jane, Outlaw Towns, and Other Characters of the Lawless West by John Edwards Ames, John Ames (Chamberlain Bros., 2004)
  • Tales from Deadwood by Mike Jameson (Berkley,  2005)
  • Wild Bill Hickok & Calamity Jane: Deadwood Legends by James D. Mclaird (South Dakota State Historical Society, 2008)

History and Biographical Titles:

  • My history reading list is in development and growing daily… send me your suggestions at gretycatblog[at]gmail.com.
  • The Doctor Wore Petticoats: Women Physicians of the Old West by Chris Enss (TwoDot, 2006)
  • Lotions, Potions, and Deadly Elixirs: Frontier Medicine in America by Wayne Bethard (Roberts Rinehart Publishers, 2004)

Fiction Titles:

  • Owl and Moon Cafe by Jo-Ann Mapson (Simon & Schuster, 2006)
  • All of the classics that I haven’t read yet…

The Museum of Innocence