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rereads - these are the special books that I loved reading so much (between 2008 and 2016)  ... that I'm sure to reread them.               

                                                                             If I live that long. - John 

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fiction

Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy (read in 2014)
Beautiful Ruins - Jess Walter (2013)
Bellman & Black - Diane Setterfield (2013)
Breath - Tim Winton (2008)
California - Edan Lepucki (2014)
Canada - Richard Ford (2012)
Can't and Won't - Lydia Davis (2014)
Complete Stories of Flannery O'Connor - Flannery O'Connor (2012)
Dirt - David Vann (2012)
Father and Son - Larry Brown (2008)
The Four Fingers of Death - Rick Moody (2010)
Freedom - Jonathan Franzen (2010)

Her Fearful Symmetry - Audrey Niffenegger (2009)
Homer & Langley - E.L. Doctorow (2009)
Last Night in Twisted River - John Irving (2009)
Life After Life - Kate Atkinson (2013)
The Little Stranger - Sarah Waters (2009)
My Abandonment - Peter Rock (2009)
My Struggle (books 1, 2 & 3) - Karl Ove Knausgaard (2014)
The New Yorker Stories - Ann Beattie (2011)
Our Story Begins: New and Selected Stories - Tobias Wolff (2008)
The Passages of H.M. - A Novel of Herman Melville - Jay Parini (2012)
Sacré Bleu - Christopher Moore (2014)
The Search for Heinrich Schlögel - Martha Baillie (2014)
The Sense of an Ending - Julian Barnes (2011)
The Sisters Brothers - Patrick de Witt (2011)
State of Wonder - Ann Patchett (2011)
Station Eleven - Emily St. John Mandel (2014)
A Tale for the Time Being - Ruth Ozeki (2013)
This Book Will Save Your Life - A.M. Homes (2011)
TransAtlantic - Colum McCann (2013)
A Visit From the Goon Squad - Jennifer Egan (2011)

 

 

 


 

 

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nonfiction

 

And So It Goes: Kurt Vonnegut: A Life - Charles J. Shields (read in 2011)
Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life by William Finnegan (2016)

Bob Dylan: Writings 1968-2010 - Greil Marcus (2010)
Born a Crime by Trevor Noah (2016)

Command and Control - Eric Schlosser (2014)
The Forever War - Dexter Filkins (2009)
In the Garden of Beasts - Erik Larson (2011)
Give War and Peace a Chance by Andrew Kaufman (2016)

Guantánamo Diaries by Mohamedou Ould Slahi (2016)

Levels of Life - Julian Barnes (2013)
The Limits of Power - Andrew Bacevich (2008)
The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston (2016)

The Lost City of Z - David Grann (2009)
Merchants of Culture: The Publishing Business in the Twenty-First Century - John Thompson (2013)
A Moveable Feast - Ernest Hemingway(2011)
Moyers on Democracy - Bill Moyers (2008)
Nixonland - Rick Perlstein (2011)
On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes - Alexandra Horowitz (2014)
Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In
by Bernie Sanders (2016)

Plain, Honest Men: The Making of the American Constitution - Richard Beeman (2011)
Reading for My Life by John Leonard (2016)

Seeing Trees: Discover the Extraordinary Secrets of Everyday Trees - Nancy Ross Hugo & Robert Llewellyn (2012)
Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher - Timothy Egan (2012)
Small Memories: A Memoir - Jose Saramago (2011)
The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating - Elizabeth Tora Bailey (2010)
A Terrible Splendor - Marshall Jon Fisher (2009)
This is the Story of a Happy Marriage - Ann Patchett (2014)
Townie: A Memoir - Andre Dubus III (2010)
The Unwinding - George Packer (2014)
Waging Heavy Peace - Neil Young (2012)
The Way the World Works - Nicholson Baker (2012)