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  • France, Anatole. The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard (audio)
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2022 Books
  • Allen, Grant. The African Millionaire: Episodes in the Life of the Illustrious Colonel Clay (audio) - 3.5 stars
  • Allen, Grant. Strange Stories (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
  • Asturias, Miguel Ángel. Men of Maize (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Baker, Ginger with Ginette Baker. Hellraiser: The Autobiography of the World’s Greatest Drummer (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • Balzac, Honoré de. The Message (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • Bloom, Harold, editor. Emile Zola (Bloom’s Modern Critical Views) (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Brangwyn, Frank. Bookplates (HathiTrust) - 4 stars
  • Capek, Karel. Meteor (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Capek, Karel. An Ordinary Life (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
  • Capek, Karel. Three Novels: Hordubal, Meteor, An Ordinary Life (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
  • Carter, John and Nicolas Barker. ABC for Book Collectors: Eighth Edition (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
  • Cartier, Jacques. The Voyages of Jacques Cartier. Edited by H. P. Biggar (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Claremont, Chris et al. Essential Marvel Team-Up, Volume 3 - 3 stars
  • Conan Doyle, Sir Arthur. Through the Magic Door (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Cooper, James Fenimore. Autobiography of a Pocket Handkerchief (audio) - 3 stars
  • Daniels, Joseph M. The Stars and Planets of Frank Herbert’s Dune: A Gazetteer (online) - 3 stars
  • Dawson, Julian. And on Piano . . . Nicky Hopkins: The Extraordinary Life of Rock’s Greatest Session Man - 4.5 stars
  • de Maupassant, Guy. The Complete Short Stories of Guy de Maupassant, Volume II (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Dorren, Gaston. Lingo: Around Europe in Sixty Languages (Kindle) - 5 stars
  • Dos Passos, John. The Big Money (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
  • Dos Passos, John. The 42nd Parallel (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
  • Dos Passos, John. 1919 (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Edson, Milan C. Solaris Farm (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • Friedrich, Johannes. Extinct Languages (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Frothingham, Octavius Brooks. Transcendentalism in New England (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
  • Fuller, Henry Blake. Bertram Cope’s Year (audio) - 4.5 stars
  • Gardner, Carole et al. C. A. Seward: Artist and Draughtsman - 4.5 stars
  • Gaskell, Elizabeth. Cousin Phillis (audio) - 3.5 stars
  • Griffith, George. A Honeymoon in Space (audio) - 3 stars
  • Gruenwald, Mark, et al. Avengers: Operation Galactic Storm - 2 stars
  • Hemingway, Ernest. The Sun Also Rises (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Henri, Robert. The Art Spirit (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • Herbert, Frank. Destination: Void (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • Hewitt, Rachel. Map of a Nation: A Biography of the Ordnance Survey (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Hinton, Charles Howard. The Fourth Dimension (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Howe, E. W. The Mystery of the Locks (audio) - 1.5 stars
  • Humboldt, Alexander von. Political Essay on the Kingdom of New Spain (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Jímenez de la Espada, Marcos, ed. Book of the Knowledge of All the Kingdoms, Lands, and Lordships That Are in the World, and the Arms and Devices of Each Land and Lordship, or of the Kings and Lords Who Possess Them: Written by a Spanish Franciscan in the Middle of the XIV Century (Kindle)  - 4 stars
  • Kent, Rockwell. It’s Me, O Lord - 3.5 stars
  • Kippis, Andrew. Narrative of the Voyages Round the World, Performed by Captain James Cook; with an Account of His Life During the Previous and Intervening Periods (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Langnas, I. A. Dictionary of Discoveries - 4.5 stars
  • Lomb, Kató. With Languages in Mind: Musings of a Polyglot (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • Margotin, Philippe and Jean-Michel Guesdon. The Rolling Stones All the Songs: The Story Behind Every Tack (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
  • Marling, Karal Ann, Elizabeth G. Seaton, and Bill North. The Prairie Print Makers - 3.5 stars
  • Maxwell, Donald. Adventures with a Sketch Book (HathiTrust) - 3 stars
  • Maxwell, Donald. Landscape Sketching in Pen and Ink: With Notes on Architectural Subjects - 3 stars
  • Melville, Herman. Mardi (audio) - 2.5 stars
  • Miller, Frank and Klaus Janson. Daredevil, Volume 1 - 4 stars
  • Mueller, Hans Alexander. Making Woodcuts and Wood Engravings: Lessons from a Modern Master - 4 stars
  • Muir, John. The Story of My Boyhood and Youth (audio) - 4.5 stars
  • Muir, John. A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf (audio) - 3.5 stars
  • O’Neill, Eugene. Marco Millions - 2.5 stars
  • Oppenheim, E. Phillips. Havoc (audio) - 3 stars
  • Payne, Edgar. Composition of Outdoor Painting - 4.5 stars
  • Perec, Georges. Life: A User’s Manual (Kindle) - 5 stars
  • Pérez Fernandez, José María and Edward Wilson-Lee. Hernando Colón’s New World of Books: Toward a Cartography of Knowledge - 4 stars
  • Phillips, Walter J. The Technique of the Color Wood-Cut (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • Rolland, Romain. Jean-Christophe, Volume 3: Love and Friendship, The Burning Bush, The New Dawn (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
  • Rousseau, Jean-Jacques. Discourse on the Origin and Basis of Inequality Among Men (audio) - 4 stars
  • Simak, Clifford D. Cosmic Engineers (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Simak, Clifford D. Shakespeare’s Planet (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
  • Simak, Clifford D. The Visitors - 4.5 stars
  • Simak, Clifford D. Why Call Them Back from Heaven? - 4 stars
  • Simak, Clifford D. The World That Couldn’t Be (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Sinclair, Upton. King Coal (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
  • Steinbeck, John. The Grapes of Wrath - 5 stars
  • Steinbeck, John. The Grapes of Wrath and Other Writings, 1936-1941 (Library of America) - 4.5 stars
  • Stevenson, Robert Louis. The Black Arrow (audio) - 2.5 stars
  • Stowe, Harriet Beecher. Uncle Tom’s Cabin (audio) - 3.5 stars
  • Tench, Watkin. Narrative of the Expedition to Botany Bay (audio) - 3 stars
  • Thompson, Barbara. In the Middle of America, Printmaking and Print Exhibitions: C. A. Seward and Friends, Wichita, 1916–1946 - 4 stars
  • Verne, Jules. Celebrated Travels and Travelers, Volume III: The Great Explorers of the Nineteenth Century (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Verne, Jules. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon (audio) - 4 stars
  • Verne, Jules. The Fur Country (audio) - 2.5 stars
  • Warren, Leonard. Constantine Samuel Rafinesque: A Voice in the American Wilderness (Kindle) - 5 stars
  • Wells, H. G. The Stolen Bacillus and Other Incidents (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • Wyman, Mark. The Wisconsin Frontier (Kindle) - 4 stars

  • Adkins, Lesley and Roy A. Adkins. Handbook to Life in Ancient Greece - 3.5 stars
  • Allen, Grant. The Evolutionist at Large (Kindle) - 5 stars
  • Auel, Jean M. Clan of the Cave Bear (Kindle) - 2 stars
  • Barker, Derek. The Songs He Didn’t Write: Bob Dylan Under the Influence - 5 stars
  • Bellum, Rebekah Carmen. Narratives of Violence and Tales of Power: The Work of Jorge González Camarena, the History of the Castillo de Chapultepec, and the Establishment of the National Museums in the Project of Mexican Nationalism (online) - 3.5 stars
  • Blümner, Hugo. The Home Life of the Ancient Greeks (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • Borges, Jorge Luis. A Personal Anthology (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • Buck, Pearl S. This Proud Heart (Kindle) - 2 stars  
  • Bulgakov, Mikhail. The Fatal Eggs (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Cabeza de Vaca, Álvar Núñez. The Journey of Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca and His Companions from Florida to the Pacific, 1528-1536 (audio) - 3.5 stars
  • Camus, Albert. The Stranger (Kindle) - 5 stars
  • Capek, Karel. Hordubal (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
  • Capote, Truman. In Cold Blood - 5 stars
  • Cela, Camilo José. The Family of Pascal Duarte - 4.5 stars
  • Chadwick, John. The Decipherment of Linear B. Second Edition (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Cole, Douglas L. and Maria Tippett. Phillips in Print: The Selected Writings of Walter J. Phillips on Canadian Nature and Art (pdf) - 3.5 stars
  • Crane, Stephen. The Open Boat and Other Tales of Adventure (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • Defoe, Daniel. Moll Flanders (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • de Maupassant, Guy. The Complete Short Stories of Guy de Maupassant, Volume I (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
  • Dunn, Robert. The Shameless Diary of an Explorer (HathiTrust) - 2 stars
  • Fox, John Jr. The Trail of the Lonesome Pine (audio) - 2 stars
  • Franklin, Miles. My Brilliant Career (audio) - 2.5 stars
  • Frederic, Harold. In the Valley (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • García Márquez, Gabriel. One Hundred Years of Solitude - 3.5 stars
  • Gorham, Charles. The Gold of Their Bodies: A Novel about Gauguin (HathiTrust) - 4 stars
  • Green, Nancy E., Kate Rutherford, and Toni Tomlinson. Walter J. Phillips - 4.5 stars
  • Hackett, Maria. My Travels (audio) - 2.5 stars
  • Hammer, Joshua. The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Herbert, Frank. Chapterhouse: Dune (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
  • Herbert, Frank. Soul Catcher (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Herschel, Sir John F. W., editor. A Manual of Scientific Enquiry (HathiTrust) - 3.5 stars
  • Holiday, Ryan and Stephen Hanselman. The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Holme, Geoffrey C. and Ernest G. Halton, editors. Modern Book Illustrators and Their Work (pdf) - 3 stars
  • Howells, William Dean. A Traveler from Altruria (audio) - 3 stars
  • Humboldt, Alexander von. Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America During the Years 1799–1804, Volume 2 (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Humboldt, Alexander von. Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America During the Years 1799–1804, Volume 3 (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • Ionesco, Eugène. Rhinoceros and Other Plays (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
  • Johnson, Martin. Through the South Seas with Jack London (HathiTrust) - 4 stars
  • Jókai, Mór. Tales from Jókai (audio/Kindle) - 3 stars
  • Kirby, Jack, et al. Black Panther Epic Collection, Volume 2: Revenge of the Black Panther - 3 stars
  • Kotz, Mary Lynn. Rauschenberg: Art and Life - 4 stars
  • Lee, Stan and Jack Kirby. The Essential Fantastic Four, Volume 1 - 4 stars
  • Levitsky, Alexander, editor. Worlds Apart: An Anthology of Russian Fantasy and Science Fiction (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
  • Margotin, Philippe and Jean-Michel Guesdon. Bob Dylan All the Songs: The Story Behind Every Track - 4 stars
  • Martin, Constance. Distant Shores: The Odyssey of Rockwell Kent - 4 stars
  • Martinet, Micae. Growing Soles: A Ninety-Six Year Journey around the World (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Mason, A. E. W. The Four Corners of the World (Kindle) - 2 stars
  • McGregor, Don, et al. Black Panther Epic Collection, Volume 1: Panther’s Rage - 3 stars
  • Melville, Herman. Benito Cereno (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Morris, Jon. The League of Regrettable Superheroes - 3 stars
  • Oppenheim, E. Phillips. The Great Impersonation (audio) - 4 stars
  • Oppenheim, E. Phillips. The Modern Prometheus (Kindle) - 2 stars
  • Orlean, Susan. The Library Book (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • Park, Roswell. Pantology (HathiTrust) - 3.5 stars
  • Poole, Ernest. The Harbor (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Rafinesque, Constantine. The World: Or, Instability (HathiTrust) - 3 stars
  • Rice, William S. Block Prints: How to Make Them - 2.5 stars
  • Rolland, Romain. Jean-Christophe, Volume 2: The Marketplace, Antoinette, The House (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • Russell, C. W. The Life of Cardinal Mezzofanti (HathiTrust) - 4.5 stars
  • Selver, P., editor and translator. Anthology of Modern Slavonic Literature in Prose and Verse (HathiTrust) - 3 stars
  • Sholokhov, Mikhail. The Don Flows Home to the Sea - 5 stars
  • Simak, Clifford D. Special Deliverance (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • Sinclair, Upton. Boston (Kindle) - 2 stars
  • Sinclair, Upton. O Shepherd, Speak! (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
  • Sinclair, Upton. The Return of Lanny Budd (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
  • Sjögren, Peder. Bread of Love (online) - 3 stars
  • Soyinka, Wole. The Interpreters - 2 stars
  • Starlin, Jim, et al. The Infinity Gauntlet - 4 stars
  • Steinbeck, John. The Log from the Sea of Cortez - 3.5 stars
  • Steranko, Jim. Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Who is Scorpio? - 2 stars
  • Thiéry de Menonville, Nicolas-Joseph. Travels to Oaxaca (audio) - 3.5 stars
  • Thom, Ian M. Clarence Gagnon: The Maria Chapdelaine Illustrations - 4.5 stars
  • Tolstoy, Leo. The Cossacks (audio) - 4 stars
  • Toomer, Jean. Cane (Kindle)- 3.5 stars
  • Touponce, William F. Frank Herbert (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • Vargas Llosa, Mario. The Feast of the Goat (Kindle) - 4.5 stars

  • Vazov, Ivan. Under the Yoke (HathiTrust) - 3.5 stars
  • Vesaas, Tarjei. The Great Cycle (online) - 5 stars
  • Waid, Mark, et al. The History of the Marvel Universe - 5 stars
  • Walls, Laura Dassow. The Passage to Cosmos: Alexander von Humboldt and the Shaping of America (Kindle) - 5 stars
  • Wells, H. G. A Modern Utopia (Kindle) - 2 stars
  • Whitley, Carla Jean. Muscle Shoals Sound Studio: How the Swampers Changed American Music (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
  • Zola, Emile. The Dreyfus Case: Four Letters to France (HathiTrust) - 2.5 stars
  • Zola, Emile. Truth (Kindle) - 3.5 stars

202
0 Books
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  • Allen, Grant. Miss Cayley’s Adventures (audio) - 3.5 stars
  • Arnheim, Rudolf. Art and Visual Perception: A Psychology of the Creative Eye. Second Edition - 4.5 stars
  • Baione, Tom, editor. Natural Histories: Extraordinary Rare Book Selections from the American Museum of Natural History Library - 5 stars
  • Balzac, Honoré de. The Atheist’s Mass (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
  • Balzac, Honoré de. Facino Cane (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
  • Barclay, Michael. The Never-Ending Present: The Story of Gord Downie and The Tragically Hip (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Basbanes, Nicholas A. A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books - 3.5 stars
  • Beresford, J. D. The Wonder (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
  • Blackwood, Algernon. John Silence (audio) - 2.5 stars
  • Box, C. J. Open Season (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
  • Boye, Karin. Kallocain (online) - 4.5 stars
  • Buck, Pearl S. Letter from Peking - 2.5 stars
  • Byrne, Oliver. The First Six Books of Euclid’s Elements with Coloured Diagrams and Symbols (online) - 3.5 stars
  • Cao Xueqin. Dream of the Red Chamber - 3.5 stars
  • Carver, Robin. Stories of Poland (HathiTrust) - 2 stars
  • Casson, Lionel. Libraries in the Ancient World (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Chabon, Michael. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Chernow, Ron. Alexander Hamilton (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Churchill, Winston. The Celebrity (audio) - 2 stars
  • Conan Doyle, Sir Arthur. The Land of Mist (online) - 1 star
  • Conan Doyle, Sir Arthur. The Professor Challenger short stories (online) - 4 stars
  • Curwood, James Oliver. The Danger Trail (audio) - 1 star
  • Darwin, Charles and Ernst Krause. The Life of Erasmus Darwin (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • de la Roche, Mazo. Finch’s Fortune (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • De Terra, Helmut. The Life and Times of Alexander von Humboldt - 4.5 stars
  • Distel, Anne, et al. Gustave Caillebotte: Urban Impressionist - 4 stars
  • Dobie, Charles Caldwell. Broken to the Plow (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Dreiser, Theodore. Plays of the Natural and the Supernatural (Kindle) - 2 stars
  • Ellison, Ralph. Invisible Man (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Emerson, Willis George. The Smoky God, or A Voyage to the Inner World (audio) - 2.5 stars
  • Farnham, Luther. A Glance at Private Libraries (HathiTrust) - 3 stars
  • Ferber, Edna. Fanny Herself (audio) - 2.5 stars
  • Fitzpatrick, T. J. Rafinesque: A Sketch of His Life with Bibliography (HathiTrust) - 3.5 stars
  • Fuller, Henry Blake. The Cliff-Dwellers (audio) - 3.5 stars
  • Gale, Zona. Miss Lulu Bett (audio) - 4.5 stars
  • Galsworthy, John. The Man of Property (audio) - 3 stars
  • Gilreath, James and Wilson, Douglas L., eds. Thomas Jefferson’s Library: A Catalog with the Entries in His Own Order (HathiTrust) - 3.5 stars
  • Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von. Theory of Colors (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
  • Gogol, Nikolai. The Mantle and Other Stories (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • Goldberg, Isaac, editor. Brazilian Tales (HathiTrust) - 3.5 stars
  • Goldberg, Isaac. Joseph McCabe: Fighter for Freethought (HathiTrust) - 2.5 stars
  • Grass, Günter. The Tin Drum (Kindle) - 1.5 stars
  • Hamilton, David Mike. “The Tools of My Trade”: The Annotated Books in Jack London’s Library (HathiTrust) - 4 stars
  • Hazlitt, William Carew. The Confessions of a Collector (Kindle) - 2 stars
  • Hémon, Louis. Maria Chapdelaine (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Herbert, Brian. Dreamer of Dune: The Biography of Frank Herbert (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • Herbert, Frank. Direct Descent (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Herbert, Frank. Eye - 2 stars
  • Herbert, Frank. Heretics of Dune (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Herbert, Frank. The White Plague - 3 stars
  • Hesse, Hermann. Klingsor’s Last Summer - 3.5 stars
  • Hesse, Hermann. Stories of Five Decades - 4 stars
  • Humboldt, Alexander von. Views of Nature (ProQuest) - 4.5 stars
  • Humboldt, Alexander von. Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America During the Years 1799–1804, Volume 1 (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Jacobsen, Jens Peter. Mogens and Other Stories (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Jacobsen, Jens Peter. Niels Lyhne (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • James, Henry. The Turn of the Screw (audio) - 2 stars
  • Jefferson, Thomas. Notes on the State of Virginia (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Jewett, Sarah Orne. Deephaven (audio) - 3.5 stars
  • Lach-Szyrma, Wladislaw. Aleriel, or A Voyage to Other Worlds (audio) - 4 stars
  • Leacock, Stephen. The Mariner of St Malo: A Chronicle of the Voyages of Jacques Cartier (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
  • Lem, Stanislaw. The Futurological Congress (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Leopold, Aldo. A Sand County Almanac, and Sketches Here and There (Kindle) - 5 stars
  • Lomb, Kató. Harmony of Babel: Profiles of Famous Polyglots of Europe (online) - 3.5 stars
  • Lomb, Kató. Polyglot: How I Learn Languages (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Lozano, Luis-Martín and Juan Rafael Coronel Rivera. Diego Rivera: The Complete Murals - 5 stars
  • Marcus Aurelius. The Speeches and Sayings of Marcus Aurelius (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • McIntosh, Jane. Handbook to Life in Prehistoric Europe - 3.5 stars
  • McNelly, Willis E., editor. The Dune Encyclopedia (online) - 4 stars
  • Meinhardt, Maren. Alexander von Humboldt: How the Most Famous Scientist of the Romantic Age Found the Soul of Nature - 4 stars
  • Moller, Violet. The Map of Knowledge: A Thousand-Year History of How Classical Ideas Were Lost and Found - 4 stars
  • Oppenheim, E. Phillips. The Avenger (audio) - 4.5 stars
  • Oppenheim, James. Pay Envelopes: Tales of the Mill, the Mine and the City Street (HathiTrust) - 3 stars
  • Orzeszkowa, Eliza. The Argonauts (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • Paré, Ambroise. Journeys in Diverse Places (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Piper, H. Beam. Fuzzy Sapiens (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • Piper, H. Beam. Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • Poe, Edgar Allan. The Literati (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • Rafinesque, Constantine S. A Life of Travels and Researches in North America and South Europe (HathiTrust) - 4 stars
  • Richter, Eugene. Pictures of the Socialistic Future (Kindle) - 5 stars
  • Rolland, Romain. Jean-Christophe, Volume I: Dawn, Morning, Youth, Revolt (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
  • Seaborn, Captain Adam. Symzonia: A Voyage of Discovery (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • Simak, Clifford D. The Fellowship of the Talisman - 2 stars
  • Simak, Clifford D. Project Pope (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Simak, Clifford D. Ring Around the Sun - 4 stars
  • Simenon, Georges. The Hotel Majestic - 3 stars
  • Simenon, Georges. Monsieur Hire’s Engagement - 2.5 stars
  • Sinclair, Upton. One Clear Call (Kindle) - 5 stars
  • Souder, William. Under a Wild Sky: John James Audubon and the Making of The Birds of America (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Stableford, Brian, editor. Scientific Romance: An International Anthology of Pioneering Science Fiction (ProQuest) - 4.5 stars
  • Steinbeck, John. In Dubious Battle - 3.5 stars
  • Stevens, Henry. Catalogue of the Humboldt Library (Internet Archive) - 4.5 stars
  • Tokarczuk, Olga. Flights (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Verne, Jules. Celebrated Travels and Travelers, Volume I: The Exploration of the World (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Verne, Jules. Martin Paz (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • Wells, H. G. The Sleeper Awakes (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
  • Wells, H. G. Tales of Space and Time (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Whitaker, Robert. The Mapmaker’s Wife: A True Tale of Love, Murder, and Survival in the Amazon (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Wilson-Lee, Edward. The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books: Christopher Columbus, His Son, and the Quest to Build the World’s Greatest Library - 4 stars
  • Youngblood, Denise J. Bondarchuk’s War and Peace: Literary Classic to Soviet Cinematic Epic (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Zagoskin, Michael. Tales of Three Centuries (HathiTrust) - 4 stars
  • Zamyatin, Yevgeny. We (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Zola, Emile. For a Night of Love (HathiTrust) - 4 stars
  • Zola, Emile. Labor (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Zola, Emile. Love’s Chase (HathiTrust) - 2.5 stars
  • Zola, Emile. Notes from Exile (ProQuest) - 3.5 stars
  • Zola, Emile. Shell-Fish (HathiTrust) - 3.5 stars

2019 Books
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  • Aguilar-Moreno, Manuel. Handbook to Life in the Aztec World - 5 stars
  • Allen, Grant. Biographies of Working Men (audio) - 4 stars
  • Allen, Grant. The British Barbarians (audio) - 3.5 stars
  • Auerbach, Berthold. Spinoza (HathiTrust) - 3 stars
  • Bell, Stephen. A Life in Shadow: Aimé Bonpland in Southern South America, 1817-1858 (ProQuest) - 3 stars
  • Bengtsson, Frans G. The Long Ships (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
  • Bergson, Henri. An Introduction to Metaphysics (HathiTrust) - 2 stars
  • Bosser, Jacques and Guillaume de Labier, photographer. The Most Beautiful Libraries in the World - 4 stars
  • Buck, Pearl S. Other Gods - 3 stars
  • Buell, Lawrence, editor. The American Transcendentalists: Essential Writings - 5 stars
  • Bulwer-Lytton, Edward George. The Coming Race (audio) - 2 stars
  • Cather, Willa. One of Ours (audio) - 4 stars
  • Chambers, Robert W. In Search of the Unknown (audio) - 2.5 stars
  • Charnay, Désiré. Ancient Cities of the New World (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Chesterton, G. K. The Napoleon of Notting Hill (audio) - 1.5 stars
  • Chopin, Kate. The Awakening (audio) - 3 stars
  • Conan Doyle, Sir Arthur. The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Conan Doyle, Sir Arthur. Micah Clarke (audio) - 2.5 stars
  • Conan Doyle, Sir Arthur. The Stark Munro Letters (audio) - 3 stars
  • Conrad, Joseph. Heart of Darkness (audio) - 3.5 stars
  • Conrad, Joseph and Ford Madox Ford. The Inheritors (audio) - 1.5 stars
  • Crisler, Jesse S. and Joseph R. McElrath, editors. Frank Norris Remembered (ProQuest) - 3.5 stars
  • Curtin, Jeremiah. The Memoirs of Jeremiah Curtin (HathiTrust) - 5 stars
  • Dahl, Roald. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - 4 stars
  • Daudet, Alphonse. The Immortal (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • de la Roche, Mazo. Jalna - 4.5 stars
  • de la Roche, Mazo. Whiteoaks (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • Dickey, James. Deliverance (Kindle) - 5 stars
  • Dixon, Franklin W. The Melted Coins (The Hardy Boys, Book 23) - 3.5 stars
  • Dixon, Franklin W. The Secret of the Caves (The Hardy Boys, Book 7) - 3 stars
  • Dixon, Franklin W. The Shore Road Mystery (The Hardy Boys, Book 6) - 3 stars
  • Dunbar, Paul Laurence. The Sport of the Gods (audio) - 3.5 stars
  • Echenberg, Myron. Humboldt’s Mexico: In the Footsteps of the Illustrious German Scientific Traveller (ProQuest) - 3 stars
  • Eisner, Will. The Best of The Spirit - 4 stars
  • Eisner, Will. A Contract with God - 4.5 stars
  • Eisner, Will. Dropsie Avenue - 4.5 stars
  • Eisner, Will. A Life Force - 5 stars
  • Englehart, Steve, et al. Essential Captain America, Volume 4 - 2.5 stars
  • Frederic, Harold. The Damnation of Theron Ware (audio) - 4.5 stars
  • Fuentes, Carlos. The Years with Laura Diaz - 2 stars
  • Galeano, Eduardo. Century of the Wind (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von. The Sorrows of Young Werther (audio) - 3.5 stars
  • Griffith, George. The Angel of the Revolution: A Tale of the Coming Terror (audio) - 2 stars
  • Harman, Chris. A People’s History of the World: From the Stone Age to the New Millennium (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
  • Hawking, Stephen. A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Herbert, Frank. God Emperor of Dune - 4.5 stars
  • Hesse, Hermann. Gertrude - 4 stars
  • Hesse, Hermann. Knulp - 4.5 stars
  • Hesse, Hermann. Peter Camenzind - 3.5 stars
  • Heyse, Paul. Children of the World (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
  • Jensen, Johannes V. Christopher Columbus (The Long Journey, Volume 3) (HathiTrust) - 5 stars
  • Jensen, Johannes V. The Cimbrians (The Long Journey, Volume 2) (HathiTrust) - 5 stars
  • Jensen, Johannes V. Fire and Ice (The Long Journey, Volume 1) (HathiTrust) - 5 stars
  • Jewett, Sarah Orne. The Country of the Pointed Firs (audio) - 4 stars
  • Kells, Stuart. The Library: A Catalogue of Wonders (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • Kirby, Jack. Jack Kirby’s OMAC: One Man Army Corps - 3 stars
  • Kirby, Jack, et al. Essential Captain America, Volume 5 - 5 stars
  • Kirby, Jack, et al. Essential Captain America, Volume 6 - 3.5 stars
  • Kurtzman, Harvey, et al. Corpse on the Imjin! and Other Stories - 4.5 stars
  • Lane, Mary E. Bradley. Mizora: A Prophecy (audio) - 3 stars
  • Lee, Stan and Jack Kirby. Essential Captain America, Volume 1 - 3.5 stars
  • Lee, Stan and Jack Kirby. Marvel Masterworks: The Fantastic Four, Volume 1 - 4.5 stars
  • Lee, Stan, et al. Essential Captain America, Volume 2 - 3.5 stars
  • Lee, Stan, et al. Essential Captain America, Volume 3 - 4 stars
  • Lee, Stan, et al. Monsters Unleashed Prelude - 2.5 stars
  • Lewis, Sinclair. Babbitt (audio) - 4.5 stars
  • Lewis, Sinclair. It Can’t Happen Here (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Listri, Massimo. The World’s Most Beautiful Libraries - 5 stars
  • Marshall, Scott M. Bob Dylan: A Spiritual Life - 4.5 stars
  • Mauriac, François. The Kiss to the Leper (HathiTrust) - 4 stars
  • McDade, Travis. Torn from Their Bindings: A Story of Art, Science, and the Pillaging of American University Libraries - 4 stars
  • Mitchell, David. Cloud Atlas (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Modzelewski, Michael. Inside Passage: Living with Killer Whales, Bald Eagles, and Kwakiutl Indians - 3 stars
  • Murray, John A., editor. A Republic of Rivers: Three Centuries of Nature Writing from Alaska and the Yukon (ProQuest) - 3.5 stars
  • Nelson, George E., editor. Cavalcade of the North - 4.5 stars
  • Nourse, Alan E. The Native Soil (audio) - 2.5 stars
  • O’Neill, Eugene. Desire Under the Elms - 3 stars
  • Pamuk, Orhan. Snow - 3.5 stars
  • Poe, Edgar Allen. The Journal of Julius Rodman (audio) - 2.5 stars
  • Rebok, Sandra. Humboldt and Jefferson: A Transatlantic Friendship of the Enlightenment (ProQuest) - 4.5 stars
  • Richards, Robert J. The Tragic Sense of Life: Ernst Haeckel and the Struggle over Evolutionary Thought (ProQuest) - 4.5 stars
  • Robertson, Donald. Stoicism and the Art of Happiness (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Russell, Bertrand. Proposed Roads to Freedom (audio) - 4 stars
  • Sagan, Carl. Broca’s Brain (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Saramago, José. The Cave (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Serviss, Garrett P. Edison’s Conquest of Mars (audio) - 2.5 stars
  • Sholokhov, Mikhail. And Quiet Flows the Don - 5 stars
  • Sienkiewicz, Henryk. Children of the Soil (Kindle) - 1 star
  • Sillanpää, Frans Eemil. People in the Summer Night: An Epic Suite (online) - 4 stars
  • Simak, Clifford D. A Choice of Gods (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Simak, Clifford D. Highway of Eternity (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • Simak, Clifford D. Time and Again (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
  • Simak, Clifford D. Time is the Simplest Thing (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Simenon, Georges. The Train - 3 stars
  • Simon, Joe and Jack Kirby. The Best of Simon and Kirby - 3.5 stars
  • Sinclair, Upton. Presidential Mission (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Sinclair, Upton. They Call Me Carpenter (audio) - 2.5 stars
  • Smith, Gary Allen. Epic Films: Cast, Credits and Commentary on More Than 350 Historical Spectacle Films. Second Edition. - 4.5 stars
  • Steinbeck, John. Cannery Row - 3.5 stars
  • Steinbeck, John. The Harvest Gypsies - 4 stars
  • Steinbeck, John. Of Mice and Men - 4.5 stars
  • Stern, Alan and David Grinspoon. Chasing New Horizons: Inside the First Epic Mission to Pluto (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Stern, Roger, et al. Essential Captain America, Volume 7 - 4 stars
  • Stockton, Frank R. The Great Stone of Sardis (audio) - 3 stars
  • Stone, Irving. Jack London: Sailor on Horseback - 5 stars
  • Stout, Rex. Under the Andes (audio) - 1 star
  • Thomas, Charles Swain, editor. Atlantic Narratives: Modern Short Stories (audio) - 3 stars
  • Tolstoy, Leo. The Death of Ivan Ilyich (audio) - 4 stars
  • Undset, Sigrid. Jenny (audio) - 2.5 stars
  • Verne, Jules. Celebrated Travels and Travelers, Volume II: The Great Navigators of the Eighteenth Century (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Warner, Chuck. Birds, Bones, and Beetles: The Improbable Career and Remarkable Legacy of University of Kansas Naturalist Charles D. Bunker - 4 stars
  • White, Stewart Edward. The Blazed Trail (audio) - 4.5 stars
  • Williams, Jay and Raymond Abrashkin. Danny Dunn and the Swamp Monster - 4.5 stars
  • Wood, Ronnie. Ronnie - 4.5 stars
  • Yaffe, David. Bob Dylan: Like a Complete Unknown - 3 stars
  • Zola, Emile. Fruitfulness (Kindle) - 3.5 stars

2018 Books
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  • Allen, Ethan. Reason: The Only Oracle of Man (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • Anderson, Poul. The Golden Horn (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Andrews, Roy Chapman. Under a Lucky Star: A Lifetime of Adventure (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Astor, John Jacob. A Journey in Other Worlds: A Romance of the Future (audio) - 2.5 stars
  • Balzac, Honoré de. Colonel Chabert (audio) - 4 stars
  • Baum, L. Frank. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (audio) - 3 stars
  • Betancourt, John Gregory, editor. The Mad Scientist Megapack (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
  • Bindloss, Harold. The Lure of the North (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Bradlaugh, Charles, A. Collins, and J. Watts. Ancient and Modern Celebrated Freethinkers (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
  • Brandes, George. Poland: A Study of the Land, People, and Literature (HathiTrust) - 4.5 stars
  • Buck, Pearl S. Peony (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Bunin, Ivan. The Gentleman from San Francisco and Other Stories (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
  • Carus, Paul. The Religion of Science (HathiTrust) - 3.5 stars
  • Chambers, Robert W. The King in Yellow (audio) - 3 stars
  • Conan Doyle, Sir Arthur. His Last Bow: Some Later Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes (audio) - 4.5 stars
  • Conan Doyle, Sir Arthur. The Return of Sherlock Holmes (audio) - 4.5 stars
  • Cooper, James Fenimore. Lionel Lincoln (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
  • Cott, Jonathan, editor. Bob Dylan: The Essential Interviews - 4 stars
  • Crane, Stephen. The Monster and Other Stories (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Curwood, James Oliver. The Alaskan (audio) - 3.5 stars
  • Dahl, Roald. James and the Giant Peach - 3.5 stars
  • De Mille, James. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder (audio) - 2 stars
  • de Musset, Alfred. Croisilles (audio) - 4 stars
  • Dixon, Franklin W. Hunting for Hidden Gold (The Hardy Boys, Book 5) - 2 stars
  • Dumas, Alexandre. Solange (audio) - 4.5 stars
  • Eco, Umberto. The Name of the Rose (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • Finkel, Michael. The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit - 5 stars
  • Galeano, Eduardo. Faces and Masks (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
  • Galeano, Eduardo. Genesis (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Gleizes, Albert and Jean Metzinger. Cubism [Du “Cubisme”] (HathiTrust) - 3 stars
  • Green, Anna Katherine. The Leavenworth Case (audio) - 2 stars
  • Green, Christopher. Juan Gris - 4.5 stars
  • Haggard, H. Rider. Montezuma’s Daughter (audio) - 4 stars
  • Hamsun, Knut. Look Back on Happiness (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
  • Hamsun, Knut. Pan (audio) - 4 stars
  • Hazan, Eric. A People’s History of the French Revolution (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Heidenstam, Carl Gustaf Verner von. The Birth of God (HathiTrust) - 2 stars
  • Heidenstam, Carl Gustaf Verner von. The Soothsayer (HathiTrust) - 2.5 stars
  • Helferich, Gerard. Humboldt’s Cosmos: Alexander von Humboldt and the Latin American Journey That Changed the Way We See the World - 5 stars
  • Herbert, Frank. Children of Dune - 4.5 stars
  • Hightower, Lance. Greek Mythology: Greek Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, Heroines, Monsters, and Classic Greek Myths of All Time (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
  • Hittell, John Shertzer. A Plea for Pantheism (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
  • Hugo, Victor. The Man Who Laughs (audio) - 2.5 stars
  • Irmscher, Christoph. Louis Agassiz: Creator of American Science - 2.5 stars
  • Jackson, Christopher. A. J. Casson: An Artist’s Life - 3.5 stars
  • Johnson, Marilyn. Lives in Ruins: Archaeologists and the Seductive Lure of Human Rubble - 3 stars
  • Kafka, Franz. The Metamorphosis (audio) - 5 stars
  • Kaye, Marvin, editor. Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine #1 (Kindle) - 2 stars
  • Kent, Rockwell. Wilderness: A Journal of Quiet Adventure in Alaska (audio & HathiTrust) - 4 stars
  • Kielland, Alexander Lange. Garman and Worse (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • King, Ross. Defiant Spirits: The Modernist Revolution of the Group of Seven - 4 stars
  • Krauss, Lawrence M. A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing - 2.5 stars
  • Le Guin, Ursula K. The Lathe of Heaven (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • Leinster, Murray. The Mad Planet (audio) - 3.5 stars
  • Lewis, Sinclair. Free Air (audio) - 2.5 stars
  • Library of Congress. The Card Catalog: Books, Cards, and Literary Treasures (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • London, Charmian Kittredge. The Book of Jack London, Volume 1 (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • London, Charmian Kittredge. The Book of Jack London, Volume 2 (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • MacGillivray, William. Lives of Eminent Zoologists, from Aristotle to Linnaeus (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • MacLennan, Hugh. Barometer Rising - 4 stars
  • Marshall, John. A Short History of Greek Philosophy (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • McCarter, Margaret Hill. The Price of the Prairie: A Story of Kansas (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
  • Muir, John. Travels in Alaska (audio) - 4.5 stars
  • O’Neill, Eugene. All God’s Chillun Got Wings - 2.5 stars
  • O’Neill, Eugene. The Fountain - 3.5 stars
  • O'Neill, Eugene. Gold (HathiTrust) - 3 stars
  • O’Neill, Eugene. Welded - 1 star
  • Pétursson, Ásgeir and Steingrímur J. Thorsteinsson, editors. Seven Icelandic Short Stories (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Pigliucci, Massimo. How to Be a Stoic: Using Ancient Philosophy to Live a Modern Life - 3.5 stars
  • Piper, H. Beam. The Cosmic Computer (audio) - 4 stars
  • Piper, H. Beam. The H. Beam Piper Megapack - 5 stars
  • Piper, H. Beam. Rebel Raider (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Piper, H. Beam. A Slave is a Slave (audio) - 2 stars
  • Piper, H. Beam. Space Viking (audio) - 3 stars
  • Pohl, Frederik and Cyril M. Kornbluth. Search the Sky (audio) - 1.5 stars
  • Prus, Boleslaw. The Pharaoh and the Priest (audio) - 2.5
  • Reed, David V. Myshkin (Kindle) - 1 star
  • Resnick, Mike. Seven Views of Olduvai Gorge - 4 stars
  • Reynolds, Francis J., editor. International Short Stories: French (audio/Kindle) - 4.5 stars
  • Reynolds, Mack. Revolution (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • Richards, Keith. Life - 3 stars
  • Rolland, Romain. Pierre and Luce (audio) - 4 stars
  • Sandars, Mary Frances. Honoré de Balzac: His Life and Writings (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
  • Santayana, George. The Philosophy of Bertrand Russell (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
  • Sicotte, Hélène and Michèle Grandbois. Clarence Gagnon: Dreaming the Landscape - 5 stars
  • Sienkiewicz, Henryk. In Desert and Wilderness (audio) - 2.5 stars
  • Sienkiewicz, Henryk. Without Dogma (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Simak, Clifford D. All Flesh is Grass (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Simak, Clifford D. Dusty Zebra and Other Stories: The Complete Short Fiction of Clifford D. Simak, Volume 11 (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Simak, Clifford D. Earth for Inspiration and Other Stories: The Complete Short Fiction of Clifford D. Simak, Volume 9 (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
  • Simak, Clifford D. Hellhounds of the Cosmos (audio) - 3.5 stars
  • Simak, Clifford D. New Folks’ Home and Other Stories: The Complete Short Fiction of Clifford D. Simak, Volume Six (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
  • Simak, Clifford D. No Life of Their Own and Other Stories: The Complete Short Fiction of Clifford D. Simak, Volume Five (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
  • Simak, Clifford D. Our Children’s Children (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Simak, Clifford D. The Thing in the Stone and Other Stories: The Complete Short Fiction of Clifford D. Simak, Volume Twelve (Kindle) - 5 stars
  • Simenon, Georges. Inspector Maigret in New York’s Underworld - 2.5 stars
  • Sinclair, Upton. Dragon Harvest (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Sinclair, Upton. The Moneychangers (audio) - 3.5 stars
  • Sinclair, Upton. A World to Win - 4.5 stars
  • Spitteler, Carl. Two Little Misogynists (HathiTrust) - 3 stars
  • Spysz, Anna and Marta Turek. The Essential Guide to Being Polish: 50 Essential Facts and Facets of Nationhood (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Steinbeck, John. The Long Valley - 4.5 stars
  • Stifter, Adalbert. Rock Crystal (audio) - 3 stars
  • Strycker, Noah. Birding Without Borders: As Obsession, A Quest, and the Biggest Year in the World - 4 stars
  • Tagore, Rabindranath. Mashi and Other Stories (audio/Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Thoreau, Henry David. Excursions (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Trollope, Anthony. La Vendée (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
  • Vanier, Nicolas. North: Adventures in the Frozen Wild - 3.5 stars
  • Voltaire. Zadig (audio) - 3.5 stars
  • von Kleist, Heinrich. Michael Kohlhaas (audio) - 5 stars
  • Wharton, Edith. Ethan Frome (audio) - 4 stars
  • Wulf, Andrea. The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World - 5 stars
  • Wylie, Philip. The Disappearance (Kindle) - 2.5 stars

2017 Books
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  • Abbott, Edwin Abbott. Flatland (HathiTrust) - 4 stars
  • Aldersey-Williams, Hugh. Periodic Tales: A Cultural History of the Elements, from Arsenic to Zinc (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • Balzac, Honoré de. Les Paysans (The Peasants, or Sons of the Soil) (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Balzac, Honoré de. The Vicar of Tours (audio) - 4 stars
  • Beer, Max. The Life and Teachings of Karl Marx (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • Betancourt, John Gregory, editor. The Detective Megapack (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
  • Bolton, Sarah Knowles. Famous Men of Science (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Brooks, Noah. The Boy Setters: A Story of Early Times in Kansas (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Buck, Pearl S. Command the Morning - 4.5 stars
  • Buck, Pearl S. The Townsman - 2 stars
  • Butler, Samuel. Erewhon (audio) - 3 stars
  • Carter, Lin. Journey to the Underground World (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Clapton, Eric. Clapton: The Autobiography (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Conan Doyle, Sir Arthur. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (audio) - 5 stars
  • Conan Doyle, Sir Arthur. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (audio) - 4.5 stars
  • Conan Doyle, Sir Arthur, et al. Stories by English Authors: Africa (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Confucius. The Analects (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • Curwood, James Oliver. The Gold Hunters (audio) - 3.5 stars
  • Dahl, Roald. The BFG (audio) - 3 stars
  • Darwin, Charles. On the Origin of Species (Kindle) - 5 stars
  • Davis, Richard Harding. In the Fog (audio) - 4 stars
  • DC Comics. Showcase Presents: Challengers of the Unknown, Volume 1 - 3.5 stars
  • DC Comics. Showcase Presents: Strange Adventures, Volume 2 - 4 stars
  • DeFrancis, John. Beginning Chinese Reader, Part I (reread) - 5 stars
  • DeFrancis, John. Beginning Chinese Reader, Part II (reread) - 5 stars
  • Dixon, Franklin W. The House on the Cliff (The Hardy Boys, Book 2) - 4 stars
  • Dixon, Franklin W. The Missing Chums (The Hardy Boys, Book 4) - 4 stars
  • Dixon, Franklin W. The Secret of the Old Mill (The Hardy Boys, Book 3) - 3 stars
  • Dixon, Franklin W. The Tower Treasure (The Hardy Boys, Book 1) - 3 stars
  • Dreiser, Theodore. The Financier (audio) - 3.5 stars
  • Dreiser, Theodore. The Titan (audio) - 2.5 stars
  • Einstein, Albert. Essays in Humanism (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Fast, Howard. Citizen Tom Paine (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • Freeman, R. Austin. The Red Thumb Mark (audio) - 4 stars
  • Gaboriau, Emile. Monsieur Lecoq (audio) - 5 stars
  • Garland, Hamlin. The Trail of the Goldseekers (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • Goldwag, Arthur. ’Isms and ’Ologies: All the Movements, Ideologies, and Doctrines That Have Shaped Our World (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Grann, David. The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon - 4 stars
  • Griliches, Diane Asséo. Library: The Drama Within - 4.5 stars
  • Griffiths, Arthur. The Rome Express - 3.5 stars
  • Hamsun, Knut. Under the Autumn Star (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Hamsun, Knut. A Wanderer Plays on Muted Strings (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Hancock, Graham. War God: Nights of the Witch (Kindle) - 2 stars
  • Harraden, Beatrice, et al. Stories by English Authors: Germany, and Northern Europe (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Hemingway, Ernest. A Farewell to Arms (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Hemingway, Percy. Gregorio (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • Herbert, Frank. Dune - 5 stars
  • Herbert, Frank. Dune Messiah - 4.5 stars
  • Hesse, Hermann. Narcissus and Goldmund - 4 stars
  • Holding, James. The Library Fuzz Megapack (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • Howe, Sean. Marvel Comics: The Untold Story (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
  • Hume, David. An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding (audio) - 3.5 stars
  • Kipling, Rudyard, et al. Stories by English Authors: The Orient (Kindle) - 1.5 stars
  • Krakauer, John. Into the Wild - 5 stars
  • Lewis, Joseph. An Atheist Manifesto (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Maeterlinck, Maurice. Wisdom and Destiny (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
  • McElrath, Joseph R. Frank Norris: A Descriptive Bibliography - 4.5 stars
  • Mérimée, Prosper. The Abbé Aubain and Mosaics (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Mo Yan, Life and Death Are Wearing Me Out (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Nietzsche, Friedrich. On the Genealogy of Morals (audio) - 4 stars
  • Norris, Charles G. Frank Norris, 1870–1902 (HathiTrust) - 4.5 stars
  • O’Neill, Eugene. Anna Christie (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
  • O’Neill, Eugene. Beyond the Horizon (audio) - 3.5 stars
  • O'Neill, Eugene. Diff'rent - 3.5 stars
  • O’Neill, Eugene. The First Man (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • Pasternak, Boris. Doctor Zhivago - 4 stars
  • Pater, Walter. Giordano Bruno (Kindle) - 2 stars
  • Patten, William, editor. International Short Stories: American (audio) - 3.5 stars
  • Patten, William, editor. International Short Stories: English (audio) - 2.5 stars
  • Payn, James, et al. Stories by English Authors: Italy (Kindle) - 2 stars
  • Philip, Alexander. Essays Towards a Theory of Knowledge (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
  • Piper, H. Beam. Four-Day Planet (audio) - 3.5 stars
  • Piper, H. Beam. Little Fuzzy (audio) - 5 stars
  • Piper, H. Beam. Ministry of Disturbance (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
  • Piper, H. Beam. Naudsonce (audio) - 3 stars
  • Piper, H. Beam. Oomphel in the Sky (audio) - 3.5 stars
  • Piper, H. Beam and John J. McGuire. Hunter Patrol (audio) - 3.5 stars
  • Plato. Timaeus (audio) - 3.5 stars
  • Poe, Edgar Allen. The Murders in the Rue Morgue (audio) - 4.5 stars
  • Pontoppidan, Henrik. Emanuel, or Children of the Soil (online) - 4.5 stars
  • Reade, Charles. The Knightsbridge Mystery (audio) - 3.5 stars
  • Reasoner, James and L. J. Washburn. Wind River (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Reynolds, Mack. Adaptation (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
  • Reynolds, Mack. Combat (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Reynolds, Mack. The Common Man (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • Reynolds, Mack. Medal of Honor (audio) - 3 stars
  • Russell, Bertrand. The Problems of Philosophy (audio) - 5 stars
  • Russell, W. Clark, et al. Stories by English Authors: The Sea (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
  • Santayana, George. The Life of Reason Volume I: Reason in Common Sense (audio) - 2 stars
  • Shakespeare, William. Coriolanus (audio) - 4.5 stars
  • Sienkiewicz, Henryk. Hania (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
  • Simak, Clifford D. City (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
  • Simak, Clifford D. A Death in the House and Other Stories: The Complete Short Fiction of Clifford D. Simak, Volume 7 (Kindle) - 5 stars
  • Simak, Clifford D. Empire (audio) - 2.5 star
  • Simak, Clifford D. The Ghost of a Model T and Other Stories: The Complete Short Fiction of Clifford D. Simak, Volume 3 (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Simak, Clifford D. Goodnight, Mr. James and Other Stories: The Complete Short Fiction of Clifford D. Simak, Volume 8 (Kindle) - 5 stars
  • Simak, Clifford D. Grotto of the Dancing Deer and Other Stories: The Complete Short Fiction of Clifford D. Simak, Volume Four (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Simak, Clifford D. Mastodonia - 5 stars
  • Simak, Clifford D. The Shipshape Miracle and Other Stories: The Complete Short Fiction of Clifford D. Simak, Volume Ten (Kindle) - 5 stars
  • Simenon, Georges. Maigret in Montmartre - 4.5 stars
  • Simenon, Georges. The Move - 3 stars
  • Simenon, Georges. The Reckoning - 4 stars
  • Sinclair, Upton. Presidential Agent (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Sinclair, Upton. Prince Hagen (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • Spinoza, Baruch. The Ethics - 4.5 stars
  • Starr, Frederick, editor. Readings from Modern Mexican Authors (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Stevenson, Robert Louis. Stories by English Authors: France (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • Stil, André. A Gun Is Unloaded - 3.5 stars
  • Stil, André. The Water Tower - 4.5 stars
  • Turgenev, Ivan. Virgin Soil (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Verne, The Mysterious Island (audio) - 4.5 stars
  • Voynich, Ethel Lilian. The Gadfly (audio) - 3.5 stars
  • Wheeleer, Joseph Mazzini. A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations (Kindle) - 5 stars
  • Zola, Emile. The Experimental Novel and Other Essays (HathiTrust) - 4 stars
  • Zola, Emile. J’Accuse! (Kindle) - 3.5 stars

2016 Books
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  • Abdul-Jabar, Kareem and Anna Waterhouse. Mycroft Holmes (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • Albitz, Becky, Christine Avery, and Diane Zabel, editors. Rethinking Collection Development and Management - 4.5 stars
  • Allain, Marcel and Pierre Souvestre. Fantômas (audio) - 2.5 stars
  • Atwood, Margaret. The Handmaid’s Tale (Kindle) - 5 stars
  • Balzac, Honoré de. Cousin Bette (audio) - 5 stars
  • Balzac, Honoré de. Cousin Pons (audio) - 3.5 stars
  • Barrie, J. M., et al. Stories by English Authors: London (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • Barrie, J. M., et al. Stories by English Authors: Scotland (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
  • Bechdel, Alison. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic - 2.5 stars
  • Betancourt, John Gregory, editor. The Pulp Fiction Megapack (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
  • Betancourt, John Gregory, editor. The Third Time Travel Megapack (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Bindloss, Harold. The Protector (audio) - 2.5 stars
  • Bizony, Piers and Jamie Doran. Starman: The Truth Behind the Legend of Yuri Gagarin (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
  • Bonn, Maria and Mike Furlough. Getting the Word Out: Academic Libraries as Scholarly Publishers - 5 stars
  • Buck, Pearl S. Death in the Castle - 2 stars
  • Buck, Pearl S. The Living Reed: A Novel of Korea (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • Burroughs, Edgar Rice. Out of Time’s Abyss (audio) - 2.5 stars
  • Burroughs, Edgar Rice. The People That Time Forgot (audio) - 3.5 stars
  • Capek, Karel. R.U.R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots) (audio) - 5 stars
  • Cavendish, Margaret, Duchess of Newcastle. The Blazing World (audio) - 1.5 stars
  • Chesnutt, Charles W. The Colonel’s Dream (audio) - 4.5 stars
  • Chesnutt, Charles W. The Wife of His Youth and Other Stories of the Color-Line (audio) - 4.5 stars
  • Conan Doyle, Sir Arthur. The Green Flag and Other Stories of War and Sport (audio) - 3 stars
  • Conan Doyle, Sir Arthur. Round the Red Lamp: Being Facts and Fancies of Medical Life (audio) - 3 stars
  • Conrad, Joseph. Lord Jim (audio) - 2.5 stars
  • Cooper, James Fenimore. The Crater, or Vulcan’s Peak (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Crane, Stephen. Maggie: A Girl of the Streets (audio) - 4.5 stars
  • Davidson, James West and Mark Hamilton Lytle. After the Fact: The Art of Historical Detection - 3.5 stars
  • Debs, Eugene V. Labor and Freedom (audio) - 3.5 stars
  • Dent, Lester. Genius Jones (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Dodd, Anna Bowman. The Republic of the Future: or, Socialism a Reality (audio) - 4 stars
  • Dos Passos, John. Three Soldiers (audio) - 2 stars
  • Eliot, George. Romola (audio) - 3.5 stars
  • Gilman, Charlotte Perkins. Herland (audio) - 4 stars
  • Grady, James. Six Days of the Condor (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Gray, Russell. Fresh Fiancés for the Devil’s Daughter (Kindle) - 1.5 stars
  • Hesse, Hermann. Rosshalde - 3 stars
  • Heyerdahl, Thor. Kon-Tiki - 5 stars
  • Huysmans, Joris-Karl. Against Nature or Against the Grain (audio) - 2.5 stars
  • Janvier, T. A., et al. Stories by American Authors, Volume X (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Johnson, Peggy. Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management: Third Edition - 3 stars
  • Kaufman, Kenn. Kingbird Highway (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Kilmeade, Brian and Don Yaeger. George Washington’s Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
  • Lagerkvist, Pär. Barabbas - 4 stars
  • Laxness, Halldór. The Atom Station (Kindle) - 2 stars
  • Leiber, Fritz. Swords in the Mist (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • Lover, Samuel, et al. Stories by English Authors: Ireland (Kindle) - 2 stars
  • Martin, Leonide. The Visionary Mayan Queen: Yohl Ik’nal of Palenque (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • McCulley, Johnston. The Curse of Capistrano (audio) - 4.5 stars
  • Morrissey. Autobiography (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Moulaison, Heather Lea and Raegan Wiechert. Crash Course in Basic Cataloging with RDA - 4 stars
  • Nichols, John. The “S” Word: A Short History of an American Tradition . . . Socialism (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Orczy, Baroness Emma. The Scarlet Pimpernel (audio) - 3.5 stars
  • Piper, H. Beam. Graveyard of Dreams (audio) - 3.5 stars
  • Piper, H. Beam. The Keeper (audio) - 2.5 stars
  • Piper, H. Beam. Murder in the Gunroom (audio) - 2.5 stars
  • Piper, H. Beam. Omnilingual (audio) - 5 stars
  • Piper, H. Beam. Time Crime (audio) - 4 stars
  • Powys, John Cowper. One Hundred Best Books (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • Reade, Charles, et al. Stories by English Authors: England (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
  • Reynolds, Mack. Mercenary (audio) - 2.5 stars
  • Ritzenthaler, Mary Lynn. Preserving Archives and Manuscripts - 4 stars
  • Roe, Kathleen D. Arranging & Describing Archives & Manuscripts - 5 stars
  • Shelley, Mary. The Last Man (audio) - 2 stars
  • Shiel, M. P. The Purple Cloud (audio) - 2 stars
  • Simak, Clifford D. A Heritage of Stars (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Simak, Clifford D. The Big Front Yard and Other Stories: The Complete Short Fiction of Clifford D. Simak, Volume 2 (Kindle) - 5 stars
  • Simak, Clifford D. I Am Crying All Inside and Other Stories: The Complete Short Fiction of Clifford D. Simak, Volume 1 (Kindle) - 5 stars
  • Simak, Clifford D. Way Station (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
  • Simenon, Georges. Dirty Snow - 5 stars
  • Simenon, Georges. Maigret and the Calame Report - 4.5 stars
  • Simenon, Georges. The Saint-Fiacre Affair - 3 stars
  • Sinclair, Upton. The Second-Story Man (audio) - 2.5 stars
  • Sinclair, Upton. Wide is the Gate - 4 stars
  • Stark, Peter. Astoria: Astor and Jefferson’s Lost Pacific Empire (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Strindberg, August. The Red Room (audio) - 2.5 stars
  • Toth, Alex. The Complete Classic Adventures of Zorro - 3.5 stars
  • Verne, Jules. Dr. Ox's Experiment (audio) - 3 stars
  • Verne, Jules. Journey to the Center of the Earth (audio) 2.5 stars
  • Wallace, Lew. Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (audio) - 3 stars
  • Williams, Jay and Raymond Abrashkin. Danny Dunn and the Anti-Gravity Paint (Kindle) - 5 stars
  • Williams, Jay and Raymond Abrashkin. Danny Dunn and the Homework Machine (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Williams, Jay and Raymond Abrashkin. Danny Dunn on a Desert Island (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • Zola, Emile. Madeleine Férat (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
  • Zola, Emile. Naïs Micoulin (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Zola, Emile. Parisian Sketches (Kindle) - 4 stars

2105 Books
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  • Aimard, Gustave. Last of the Incas (Kindle) - 2 stars
  • Auerbach, Berthold. Black Forest Village Stories (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
  • Auerbach, Berthold. Ivo, the Gentleman (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
  • Bacon, Sir Francis. The New Atlantis (Kindle) - 3stars
  • Balzac, Honoré de. Eugénie Grandet (audio) - 4.5 stars
  • Balzac, Honoré de. The Hated Son (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • Balzac, Honoré de. Juana, or the Maranas (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Beck, Susan E. and Kate Manuel. Practical Research Methods for Librarians and Information Professionals - 4 stars
  • Betancourt, John Gregory, et al. The Mummy Megapack (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Betancourt, John Gregory, editor. The Second Time Travel Megapack (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Bindloss, Harold. Northwest! (audio) - 3 stars
  • Bjørnson, Bjørnstjerne. Absalom’s Hair (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • Bream, John. Dylan: Disc by Disc (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
  • Buck, Pearl S. China Flight - 3.5 stars
  • Buck, Pearl S. East Wind, West Wind (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • Burroughs, Edgar Rice. The Land That Time Forgot (audio) - 2.5 stars
  • Campanella, Tommaso. The City of the Sun (audio) - 4 stars
  • Cather, Willa. My Ántonia (audio) - 5 stars
  • Cather, Willa. O Pioneers! (audio) - 5 stars
  • Cather, Willa. The Song of the Lark (audio) - 2 stars
  • Chernow, Ron. Washington: A Life (Kindle) - 5 stars
  • Chesnutt, Charles W. The Conjure Woman (audio) - 4 stars
  • Chesnutt, Charles W. The Marrow of Tradition (audio) - 4 stars
  • Conan Doyle, Sir Arthur. The Captain of the Polestar and Other Tales (audio) - 4.5 stars
  • Conan Doyle, Sir Arthur. Danger! and Other Stories (audio) - 4 stars
  • Conan Doyle, Sir Arthur. Sir Nigel (audio) - 3 stars
  • Conrad, Joseph. Almayer’s Folly (audio) - 2.5 stars
  • Darwin, Charles. The Autobiography of Charles Darwin (audio) - 4.5 stars
  • Davis, Rebecca Harding. Life in the Iron Mills (audio) - 2.5 stars
  • DC Comics. Showcase Presents: Strange Adventures, Volume 1 - 5 stars
  • DeForest, J. W., et al. Stories by American Authors, Volume VIII (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Dumas, Alexandre. The Wolf Leader (audio) - 4 stars
  • Flammarion, Camille. Omega: The Last Days of the World (audio) - 4.5 stars
  • Flaubert, Gustave. Salammbô (audio) - 4 stars
  • France, Anatole. The Gods Are Athirst (audio) - 3 stars
  • Franklin, Benjamin. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (audio) - 4 stars
  • Garland, Hamlin. The Spirit of Sweetwater (audio) - 3.5 stars
  • Gautier, Théophile. The Romance of a Mummy (audio) - 3.5 stars
  • Gilman, Charlotte Perkins. Moving the Mountain (audio) - 3 stars
  • Glushko, Robert J., ed. The Discipline of Organizing: Professional Edition (ebook) - 4.5 stars
  • Gray, Charlotte. Gold Diggers: Striking it Rich in the Klondike (Kindle) - 5 stars
  • Haldeman-Julius, Emanuel. A Trip to Plutopia (online) - 3.5 stars
  • Haldeman-Julius, Emanuel and Marcet. Dust (Kindle) - 5 stars
  • Hale, Lucretia P., et al. Stories by American Authors, Volume III (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Hamsun, Knut. Shallow Soil (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
  • Hilton, James. Lost Horizon (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Hudson, W. H. A Crystal Age (audio) - 1.5 stars
  • Hugo, Victor. Toilers of the Sea (audio) - 4.5 stars
  • James, Henry, et al. Stories by American Authors, Volume V (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • Jefferies, Richard. After London; or, Wild England (audio) - 2 stars
  • Johnson, Marilyn. This Book is Overdue! How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • Kielland, Alexander. Tales of Two Countries (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Leblanc, Maurice. The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsène Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar (audio) - 4 stars
  • Leiber, Fritz. The Big Time (audio) - 2 stars
  • Leroux, Gaston. The Mystery of the Yellow Room (audio) - 3 stars
  • Lindsay, David. A Voyage to Arcturus (audio) - 4 stars
  • London, Jack and Carl Waters. The Call of the Wild Werewolf (Kindle) - 1 star
  • Maeterlinck, Maurice. Death (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
  • Mann, Thomas. The Oxford Guide to Library Research: Fourth Edition (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Miller, James Andrew and Tom Shales. Live from New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
  • McCune, Carlos. Caverns of Time (Kindle) - 1.5 stars
  • Moore, Brian. Black Robe - 5 stars
  • Moran, Barbara B., Robert D. Stueart, and Claudia J. Morner. Library and Information Center Management: Eighth Edition - 3.5 stars
  • More, Sir Thomas. Utopia (audio) - 4 stars
  • Morris, William. News from Nowhere (audio) - 3.5 stars
  • Mould, Bob. See a Little Light: The Trail of Rage and Melody - 2 stars
  • O'Neill, Eugene. The Straw (Kindle) - 2 stars
  • Page, Thomas Nelson, et al. Stories by American Authors, Volume IX (Kindle) - 2 stars
  • Palfrey, John. Biblio Tech: Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Pardo-Bazan, Emilia, et al. First Love and Other Fascinating Stories of Spanish Life (Little Blue Book #1195) (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • Piper, H. Beam. Day of the Moron (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
  • Piper, H. Beam. Genesis (Kindle) - 5 stars
  • Piper, H. Beam. Null-ABC (audio) - 2.5 stars
  • Poe, Edgar Allen. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket (audio) - 2 stars
  • Poe, Edgar Allen. Some Words with a Mummy (Kindle) - 5 stars
  • Porter, Katherine Anne. Ship of Fools (Kindle) - 2 stars
  • Pyrczak, Fred. Evaluating Research in Academic Journals: A Practical Guide to Realistic Evaluation. Fifth Edition - 3.5 stars
  • Rand, Ayn. Anthem (audio) - 4 stars
  • Reynolds, Mack. Status Quo (audio) - 3 stars
  • Reynolds, Mack. Ultima Thule (audio) - 3 stars
  • Rubin, Richard. Foundations of Library and Information Science. Third Edition — 5 stars
  • Sayers, Dorothy L. Whose Body? (audio) - 4 stars
  • Severson, Richard W. The Principles of Information Ethics - 4 stars
  • Shaw, George Bernard. The Miraculous Revenge (Little Blue Book No. 215) (online) - 1.5 stars
  • Sienkiewicz, Henryk. In Vain (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
  • Sienkiewicz, Henryk. Lillian Morris and Other Stories (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Simenon, Georges. The Late Monsieur Gallet - 5 stars
  • Simenon, Georges. Maigret and the Fortuneteller - 4.5 stars
  • Simenon, Georges. The Night at the Crossroads - 5 stars
  • Simenon, Georges. Pietr the Latvian - 3.5 stars
  • Sinclair, Upton. Between Two Worlds - 4.5 stars
  • Sinclair, Upton. Dragon’s Teeth - 4 stars
  • Sinclair, Upton. Mountain City (online) - 4 stars
  • Strauss, Barry. The Spartacus War (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Thanet, Octave, et al. Stories by American Authors, Volume VII (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
  • Thoreau, Henry David. Life Without Principle (audio) - 4.5 stars
  • Ussher, Patrick, ed. Stoicism Today: Selected Writings, Volume 1 (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Verne, Jules. An Antarctic Mystery, or The Sphinx of the Ice Fields (audio) - 3 stars
  • Verne, Jules. The Blockade Runners (audio) - 3 stars
  • White, C. H., et al. Stories by American Authors, Volume VI (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • White, Stewart Edward. Conjuror’s House: A Romance of the Free Forest (audio) - 3 stars
  • Williams, Caroline. Managing Archives: Foundations, Principles, and Practice - 3.5 stars
  • Woolson, Constance Fenimore, et al. Stories by American Authors, Volume IV (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
  • Wylie, Philip. Gladiator (audio) - 5 stars
  • Zola, Emile. Captain Burle - 4 stars
  • Zola, Emile. The Death of Olivier Becaille (Kindle) - 5 stars
  • Zola, Emile. The Mysteries of Marseille (Kindle) - 2 stars

2014 Books
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  • Ambrose, Stephen. Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West (Kindle) - 5 stars
  • Auerbach, Berthold, et al. Stories by Foreign Authors: German II (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Balzac, Honoré de. The Elixir of Life (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Balzac, Honoré de. Maître Cornélius (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
  • Balzac, Honoré de. A Study of Woman (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • Balzac, Honoré de, et al. Stories by Foreign Authors: French III (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
  • Betancourt, John Gregory, editor. The Adventure Megapack (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • Betancourt, John Gregory, editor. The Time Travel Megapack (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Bjørnson, Bjørnstjerne. A Happy Boy (audio) - 4.5 stars
  • Bjørnson, Bjørnstjerne, et al. Stories by Foreign Authors: Scandinavian (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Buck, Pearl S. Dragon Seed (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Buck, Pearl S. The Promise: A Novel of China and Burma (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Chesnutt, Charles W. The House Behind the Cedars (audio) - 5 stars
  • Conan Doyle, Sir Arthur. The Great Shadow (audio) - 5 stars
  • Conan Doyle, Sir Arthur. The Hound of the Baskervilles (audio) - 5 stars
  • Conan Doyle, Sir Arthur. The Parasite (audio) - 3.5 stars
  • Conan Doyle, Sir Arthur. Uncle Bernac: A Memory of the Empire (audio) - 3 stars
  • Conan Doyle, Sir Arthur. The Valley of Fear (audio) - 2 stars
  • Conan Doyle, Sir Arthur. The White Company (audio) - 4 stars
  • Coodley, Lauren. Upton Sinclair: California Socialist, Celebrity Intellectual - 4 stars
  • Cooper, James Fenimore. The Pathfinder (audio) - 3.5 stars
  • Cooper, James Fenimore. The Pioneers (audio) - 4.5 stars
  • Cooper, James Fenimore. The Prairie (audio) - 3 stars
  • Coppée, François. Ten Tales (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
  • Coppée, François, et al. Stories by Foreign Authors: French II (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
  • Daudet, Alphonse, et al. Stories by Foreign Authors: French I (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Dawkins, Richard. The Ancestor’s Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution - 2 stars
  • de Alarcon, Pédro Antonio, et al. Stories by Foreign Authors: Spanish (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • De Amicis, Edmondo, et al. Stories by Foreign Authors: Italian (Kindle) - 3.4 stars
  • Dorrington, Albert. Adventure’s Heart (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
  • Dreiser, Theodore. Jennie Gerhardt (audio) - 4 stars
  • Dumas, Alexandre. The Black Tulip (audio) - 2 stars
  • Dunn, J. Allan. The Screaming Skull (Kindle) - 2 stars
  • Dylan, Bob. Chronicles: Volume One (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Eisner, Will. Will Eisner Reader: Seven Graphic Stories by a Comics Master - 4 stars
  • Eliot, George. Silas Marner (audio) - 3.5 stars
  • Fleming, Ian. Casino Royale (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Foster, Tony. WaterMarks: Watercolour Diaries from Swamps to Icebergs - 3.5 stars
  • Golden, Christopher and Tim Lebbon. The Secret Journeys of Jack London, Book Two: The Sea Wolves (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Golden, Christopher and Tim Lebbon. The Secret Journeys of Jack London: White Fangs (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • Hauptmann, Gerhart. Atlantis (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
  • Heath, Terrence. Uprooted: The Life and Art of Ernest Lindner - 2.5 stars
  • Herbert, Frank. Classic Science Fiction Stories (audio) - 3 stars
  • Hesse, Hermann. Magister Ludi (a.k.a. The Glass Bead Game) - 3.5 stars
  • Heyse, Paul, et al. Stories by Foreign Authors: German I (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Hodgson, William Hope. The House on the Borderland (audio) - 1.5 stars
  • Hodgson, William Hope. Jack Grey, Second Mate (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
  • Holland, Tom. Persian Fire: The First World Empire and the Battle for the West - 3 stars
  • Howard, Robert E. Son of the White Wolf (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Hugo, Victor. Ninety-Three (Kindle) - 5 stars
  • Johnson, E. Pauline. Legends of Vancouver (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Labor, Earle. Jack London: An American Life (Kindle) - 5 stars
  • Lagerlöf, Selma. The Treasure (Kindle) - 5 stars
  • Lee, Stan, et al. Marvel Westerns - 2.5 stars
  • London, Jack. The Complete Poetry (Kindle) - 2 stars
  • London, Jack. Delphi Classics Complete Works of Jack London (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
  • London, Jack. Jack London on the Road: The Tramp Diary and Other Hobo Writings. Edited by Richard W. Etulain - 3.5 stars
  • London, Jack. Jack London Reports: War Correspondence, Sports Articles, and Miscellaneous Writings. Edited by King Hendricks and Irving Shepard - 3 stars
  • London, Jack. The Unpublished and Uncollected Articles and Essays. Edited by Daniel J. Wichlan (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Lucretius. On the Nature of Things (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
  • Macdonald, Roger. The Man in the Iron Mask: The True Story of the Most Famous Prisoner in History and the Four Musketeers - 4 stars
  • Melville, Herman. Israel Potter: His Fifty Years of Exile (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
  • Mickiewicz, Adam. Pan Tadeusz (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Miller, Frank. Batman: The Dark Knight Returns - 4.5 stars
  • Montgomery, John. How to Read Maya Hieroglyphs (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
  • Norris, Frank. The Pit (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Nowlan, Philip Francis. Armageddon 2419 A.D. - 2 stars
  • O’Neill, Eugene. The Hairy Ape (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Patterson, J. G. A Zola Dictionary: The Characters of the Rougon-Macquart Novels of Emile Zola (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
  • Pearson, Roger. Voltaire Almighty: A Life in Pursuit of Freedom (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
  • Picton, J. Allanson. Pantheism: Its Story and Significance (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
  • Piper, H. Beam. The Edge of the Knife (Kindle) - 5 stars
  • Piper, H. Beam. Flight from Tomorrow (Kindle) - 5 stars
  • Piper, H. Beam. He Walked Around the Horses (audio) - 3 stars
  • Piper, H. Beam. Last Enemy (audio) - 4 stars
  • Piper, H. Beam. The Mercenaries (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • Piper, H. Beam. Police Operation (audio) - 5 stars
  • Piper, H. Beam. Temple Trouble (audio) - 3 stars
  • Piper, H. Beam. Time and Time Again (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Piper, H. Beam. Uller Uprising (audio) - 3.5 stars
  • Piper, H. Beam and John J. McGuire. Lone Star Planet (audio) - 2.5 stars
  • Reed, John. Insurgent Mexico (audio) - 3 stars
  • Reeve, Arthur B. The Silent Bullet (audio) - 2 stars
  • Reymont, Wladyslaw. The Comedienne (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • Scott, Sir Walter. Waverley (audio) - 3 stars
  • Serling, Rod. Stories from The Twilight Zone (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Shaftel, George Armin. Mystery on Dead Man Reef (Kindle) - 5 stars
  • Shatner, William. TekWar (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
  • Sheehan, Perley Poole. The Fighting Fool (Kindle) - 1 star
  • Shelley, Mary. Frankenstein (audio) - 2.5 stars
  • Sienkiewicz, Henryk. Life and Death and Other Legends and Stories (audio) - 3.5 stars
  • Sienkiewicz, Henryk. Sielanka: An Idyll (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Sienkiewicz, Henryk. So Runs the World (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
  • Sienkiewicz, Henryk, et al. Stories by Foreign Authors: Polish, Greek, Belgian, Hungarian (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Simenon, Georges. Maigret and the Killer - 4.5 stars
  • Sinclair, Upton. No Pasaran! - 3.5 stars
  • Sinclair, Upton. 100%: The Story of a Patriot (audio) - 5 stars
  • Sinclair, Upton. Samuel the Seeker (audio) - 2 stars
  • Sinclair, Upton. World’s End - 3.5 stars
  • Stevenson, Robert Louis. Kidnapped (audio) - 2.5 stars
  • Stevenson, Robert Louis. Treasure Island (audio) - 4.5 stars
  • Stockton, Frank, et al. Stories by American Authors, Volume II (Kindle) - 1.5 stars
  • Taylor, Bayard, et al. Stories by American Authors, Volume I (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
  • Thoreau, Henry David. Walking (audio) - 4 stars
  • Tomkins, Calvin. Off the Wall: Robert Rauschenberg and the Art World of Our Time - 5 stars
  • Toth, Alex. Setting the Standard: Comics by Alex Toth 1952-1954. Edited by Greg Sadowski - 3.5 stars
  • Townshend, Pete. Who I Am: A Memoir (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • Turgenev, Ivan. Fathers and Sons (audio) - 3 stars
  • Turgenev, Ivan, et al. Stories by Foreign Authors: Russian (Kindle) - 2 stars
  • Vachss, Andrew. Hard Looks: Adapted Stories - 4.5 stars
  • Verne, Jules. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (audio) - 4.5 stars
  • Vidal, Gore. Creation - 5 stars
  • Voltaire. Micromégas (audio) - 4 stars
  • von Chamisso, Adelbert. Peter Schlemihl (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
  • Walker, David F. BadAzz MoFo’s Book of Spaghetti Westerns (Kindle) - 2 stars
  • Wallace, Edgar. The Green Rust (audio) - 2.5 stars
  • Wells, H. G. The Chronic Argonauts (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Wells, H. G. The Invisible Man (audio) - 3 stars
  • Wells, H. G. The Island of Doctor Moreau (audio) - 4 stars
  • Wells, H. G. The Time Machine (audio) - 5 stars
  • Wister, Owen. The Virginian (audio) - 3.5 stars
  • Wu, Hsi-chen, Kuo-kuang Ma, and Teh-ming Yeh. Stories from Chinese History Volume 1 (Chinese language text) - 4 pages
  • Zinn, Howard. A People’s History of the United States: 1492-Present (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
  • Zola, Emile. The Attack on the Mill (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
  • Zola, Émile. Contes a Ninon (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
  • Zola, Emile. A Dead Woman’s Wish (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
  • Zola, Emile. Jean Gourdon’s Four Days (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
  • Zola, Emile. Nouveaux Contes a Ninon (Kindle) -3 stars

2013 Books
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  • Acton, David, Martin F. Krause, and Madeleine Carol Yurtseven. Gustave Baumann: Nearer to Art - 4.5 stars
  • Ainslie, Patricia. Images of the Land: Canadian Block Prints, 1919–1945 - 5 stars
  • Anonymous. San Zi Jing [Three Character Classic] (Chinese language) - 3.5 stars
  • Balzac, Honoré de. The Ball at Sceaux (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Balzac, Honoré de. Christ in Flanders (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • Balzac, Honoré de. Domestic Peace (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • Balzac, Honoré de. El Verdugo (The Executioner) (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Balzac, Honoré de. The Exiles (Kindle) - 2 stars
  • Balzac, Honoré de. The Magic Skin (La Peau de Chagrin) (audio) - 3 stars
  • Balzac, Honoré de. A Passion in the Desert (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Balzac, Honoré de. The Red Inn (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Balzac, Honoré de. Une Double Famille (A Second Home) (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Berona, David A. Wordless Books: The Original Graphic Novels - 3 stars
  • Bierce, Ambrose and Adolphe De Castro. The Monk and the Hangman’s Daughter (audio) - 2.5 stars
  • Brand, Max. The Untamed (audio) - 4.5 stars
  • Buchan, John. The Thirty-Nine Steps (audio) - 2.5 stars
  • Buck, Pearl S. The Good Earth - 5 stars
  • Buck, Pearl S. Sons - 4 stars
  • Buck, Pearl S. A House Divided - 4.5 stars
  • Burroughs, Edgar Rice. Tarzan of the Apes (audio) - 2 stars
  • Campbell, Grace. The Higher Hill - 4 stars
  • Cave, Hugh B., et al. Adventure Tales #1 (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
  • Clements, J.M. Spartacus: Swords and Ashes (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Conan Doyle, Sir Arthur. The Doings of Raffles Haw (audio) - 4.5 stars
  • Conan Doyle, Sir Arthur. The Poison Belt (audio) - 2.5 stars
  • Conan Doyle, Sir Arthur. Tales of Terror and Mystery (audio) - 3.5 stars
  • Conan Doyle, Sir Arthur. The Tragedy of the Korosko (audio) - 4 stars
  • Cooper, James Fenimore. Wyandotté, or, The Hutted Knoll (Kindle) - 5 stars
  • Defoe, Daniel. Robinson Crusoe (audio) - 2.5 stars
  • Dumas, Alexandre. The Three Musketeers (audio) - 4.5 stars
  • Dumas, Alexandre. Twenty Years After (audio) - 4.5 stars
  • Dumas, Alexandre. The Vicomte de Bragelonne (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • Epictetus. The Discourses (Kindle) - 5 stars
  • Epictetus. The Enchiridion (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
  • Evanier, Mark. Kirby: King of Comics - 5 stars
  • Farmer, David. Willard Clark: Printer and Printmaker - 3.5 stars
  • Fuentes, Carlos, et al. Juan Rulfo’s Mexico - 4 stars
  • Garland, Hamlin. A Son of the Middle Border (audio) - 3.5 stars
  • Grey, Zane. Riders of the Purple Sage (audio) - 2 stars
  • Haeckel, Ernst. Monism as Connecting Religion and Science (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Haeckel, Ernst. The Riddle of the Universe (audio) - 5 stars
  • Haggard, H. Rider. King Solomon’s Mines (audio) - 3.5 stars
  • Harte, Bret. The Luck of Roaring Camp and Other Sketches (audio) - 3.5 stars
  • Hesse, Hermann. Beneath the Wheel - 3 stars
  • Howard, Robert E. Red Shadows (a.k.a. Solomon Kane) (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
  • Irvine, William B. A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy - 5 stars
  • Kipling, Rudyard. Kim (audio) - 2 stars
  • Leonard, Elmore. Raylan - 3.5 stars
  • Lerner, Edward M. Time Out (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
  • London, Jack. Adventure (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • London, Jack. Burning Daylight (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • London, Jack. The Complete Short Stories (Di Lernia Publishing) (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • London, Jack. The Human Drift (Kindle) - 1.5 stars
  • London, Jack. Jerry of the Islands (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
  • London, Jack. The Little Lady of the Big House (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • London, Jack. Michael, Brother of Jerry (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • London, Jack. Scorn of Women (Kindle) - 2 stars
  • London, Jack. Smoke Bellew (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • London, Jack. Theft: A Play in Four Acts (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • London, Jack. The Valley of the Moon (audio) - 3.5 stars
  • London, Jack. Uncollected Stories (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • London, Jack and Anna Strunsky. The Kempton-Wace Letters (Kindle) - 1 star
  • Mailer, Norman. Tough Guys Don’t Dance (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • Mann, Charles C. 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus - 5 stars
  • Mann, Charles C. 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created - 4 stars
  • McCulley, Johnston. The Spider Strain (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Melville, Herman. Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street (audio) - 5 stars
  • Menzies, Gavin. 1421: The Year China Discovered America - 3.5 stars
  • Miller, Madeline. The Song of Achilles (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Min, Anchee, Duo Duo, and Stefan Landsberger. Chinese Propaganda Posters: From the Collection of Michael Wolf - 4 stars
  • Morris, Mark. Spartacus: Morituri (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • Norris, Frank. The Apprenticeship Writings of Frank Norris, 1896–1898. Volume 1: 1896–1897. Edited by Joseph R. McElrath, Jr. and Douglas K. Burgess - 4 stars
  • Norris, Frank. The Apprenticeship Writings of Frank Norris, 1896–1898. Volume 2: 1897–1898. Edited by Joseph R. McElrath, Jr. and Douglas K. Burgess - 4 stars
  • Norris, Frank. Blix (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Norris, Frank. A Man’s Woman (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
  • Norris, Frank. The Surrender of Santiago (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • Norris, Frank. The Third Circle (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
  • Norris, Frank. Writings for the Overland Monthly (online) - 4 stars
  • Norris, Frank. Yvernelle (Kindle) - 2 stars
  • Porter, Katherine Anne. Collected Stories and Other Writings (Library of America) - 3.5 stars
  • Robinson, Kim Stanley. The Years of Rice and Salt - 3 stars
  • Rochfort, Desmond. Mexican Muralists: Orozco, Rivera, Siqueiros - 4.5 stars
  • Sienkiewicz, Henryk. On the Field of Glory (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • Simenon, Georges. Maigret in Exile - 3.5 stars
  • Sinclair, Upton. A Prisoner of Morro (audio) - 2.5 stars
  • Stott, Carole, et al. Space: From Earth to the Edge of the Universe - 5 stars
  • Teng, Shou-Hsin and Perry, Lo Sun. Taiwan Today: An Intermediate Reader (Chinese language text) - 4 stars
  • Tolstoy, Leo. Boyhood (audio) - 3 stars
  • Tolstoy, Leo. Childhood (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • Tolstoy, Leo. Youth (audio) - 3 stars
  • Trollope, Anthony. Rachel Ray (audio) - 4 stars
  • Van Wyhe, John. The Darwin Experience: The Story of the Man and His Theory of Evolution - 3 stars
  • Verne, Jules. Michael Strogoff (audio) - 4 stars
  • Young, Neil. Waging Heavy Peace: A Hippie Dream (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
  • Zevon, Crystal. I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead: The Dirty Life and Times of Warren Zevon (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
  • Zola, Emile. Claude’s Confession (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
  • Zola, Emile. Death (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
  • Zola, Emile. The Flood (audio) - 5 stars
  • Zola, Emile. Paris (Three Cities Trilogy) (Kindle) - 5 stars

2012 Books


  • Bakewell, Sarah. How to Live or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
  • Balzac, Honoré de. An Episode under the Terror (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
  • Balzac, Honoré de. Gambara (Kindle) - 1.5 stars
  • Balzac, Honoré de. Gobseck (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Balzac, Honoré de. The Hidden Masterpiece (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
  • Balzac, Honoré de. Louis Lambert (audio) - 2 stars
  • Balzac, Honoré de. The Recruit (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Balzac, Honoré de. The Vendetta (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • Bjørnson, Bjørnstjerne. Arne: A Sketch of Norwegian Country Life (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • Conan Doyle, Sir Arthur. The Lost World (audio) - 3 stars
  • Conan Doyle, Sir Arthur. The Mystery of Cloomber (audio) - 2.5 stars
  • Conan Doyle, Sir Arthur. The Sign of the Four (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
  • Conan Doyle, Sir Arthur. A Study in Scarlet (Kindle) - 5 stars
  • Constable, Nick. World Atlas of Archaeology - 3.5 stars
  • Cooper, James Fenimore. The Deerslayer (audio) - 3 stars
  • Cooper, James Fenimore. The Last of the Mohicans (audio) - 4.5 stars
  • Cooper, James Fenimore. The Spy (audio) - 3 stars
  • Crane, Stephen. The Red Badge of Courage (audio) - 3 stars
  • Darwin, Charles. The Voyage of the Beagle - 3.5 stars
  • de Botton, Alain. The Consolations of Philosophy - 3.5 stars
  • de Botton, Alain. Religion for Atheists (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
  • DeFalco, Tom, et al. Marvel Chronicle: A Year by Year History - 4 stars
  • DeFrancis, John. Advanced Chinese Reader - 4 stars
  • Duggan, J.N. John Toland: Ireland's Forgotten Philospher, Scholar . . . and Heretic - 3.5 stars
  • Dumas, Alexandre. Acté (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
  • Dumas, Alexandre. The Corsican Brothers (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Dumas, Alexandre. The Count of Monte Cristo (audio) - 5 stars
  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo. Nature (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Forbes, Jack D. The American Discovery of Europe - 4.5 stars
  • Golden, Christopher and Tim Lebbon. The Secret Journeys of Jack London, Book One: The Wild (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
  • Haley, James L. Wolf: The Lives of Jack London - 3.5 stars
  • Hamsun, Knut. The Growth of the Soil (audio) - 5 stars
  • Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The House of the Seven Gables (audio) - 1.5 stars
  • Hesse, Hermann. Demian - 3 stars
  • Jansen, Maarten and Gabina Aurora Perez Jimenez. Codex Bodley: A Painted Chronicle from the Mixtec Highlands, Mexico - 4 stars
  • Krauze, Enrique. Mexico: Biography of Power - 4 stars
  • Kul-Want, Christopher. Introducing Kant - 1 star
  • Lamb, Harold. Swords from the Desert (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
  • Lamb, Harold. Swords from the West (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • Leonard, Elmore. The Complete Western Stories of Elmore Leonard (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Leonard, Elmore. Fire in the Hole (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
  • Leonard, Elmore. Pronto (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
  • Leonard, Elmore. Raylan Givens 3-Book Collection (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Leonard, Elmore. Riding the Rap (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Lindquist, Emory. Birger Sandzén: An Illustrated Biography - 4 stars
  • London, Jack. The Abysmal Brute (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • London, Jack. The Acorn Planter: A California Forest Play (Kindle) - 1 star
  • London, Jack. Before Adam (Kindle) - 5 stars
  • London, Jack. The Cruise of the Dazzler (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • London, Jack. A Daughter of the Snows (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
  • London, Jack. Dutch Courage (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • London, Jack. Hearts of Three (Kindle) - 1 star
  • London, Jack. The House of Pride and Other Tales of Hawaii (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
  • London, Jack. Lost Face (Kindle) - 4.5 stars
  • London, Jack. On the Makaloa Mat (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • London, Jack. A Son of the Sun (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
  • London, Jack. South Sea Tales (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
  • London, Jack. The Star Rover (a.k.a. The Jacket) (audio) - 4 stars
  • London, Jack and Robert L. Fish. The Assassination Bureau, Ltd. - 3.5 stars
  • McElrath, Joseph R. Jr. and Jesse S. Crisler. Frank Norris: A Life - 4 stars
  • Melville, Herman. Omoo (audio) - 3 stars
  • Melville, Herman. Typee (audio) - 4.5 stars
  • Norris, Frank. A Deal in Wheat and Other Stories of the New and Old West (Kindle) - 3 stars
  • Norris, Frank. Moran of the Lady Letty (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Norris, Frank. Novels and Essays (Library of America) - 5 stars
  • Norris, Frank. The Octopus (audio) - 5 stars
  • Norris, Frank. The Responsibilities of the Novelist and Other Literary Essays (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Norris, Frank. Vandover and the Brute (Kindle/paper) - 3.5 stars
  • Porter, Katherine Anne. Flowering Judas and Other Stories - 4.5 stars
  • Porter, Katherine Anne. The Leaning Tower and Other Stories - 3.5 stars
  • Porter, Katherine Anne. Pale Horse, Pale Rider - 4.5 stars
  • Prus, Boleslaw. The Outpost - 2.5 stars
  • Prus, Boleslaw. The Returning Wave (Kindle) - 5 stars
  • Prus, Boleslaw, et al. More Tales by Polish Authors (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Prus, Boleslaw, et al. Selected Polish Tales (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
  • Reesman, Jeanne Campbell, et al. Jack London, Photographer - 5 stars
  • Reiss, Tom. The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo - 5 stars
  • Ross, Claudia. Schaum’s Outline of Chinese Grammar - 3.5 stars
  • Rulfo, Juan. The Burning Plain (El llano en llamas) - 5 stars
  • Scott, Sir Walter. Ivanhoe (audio) - 4 stars
  • Sienkiewicz, Henryk. Bartek the Conqueror (Kindle) - 5 stars
  • Sienkiewicz, Henryk. Pan Michael (a.k.a. Pan Wolodyjowski or Fire in the Steppe) (Kindle) - 5 stars
  • Sienkiewicz, Henryk. Quo Vadis (audio) - 4.5 stars
  • Sienkiewicz, Henryk, et al. Tales by Polish Authors (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Simenon, Georges. Lock 14 - 4 stars
  • Simenon, Georges. Maigret’s Rival - 4 stars
  • Simenon, Georges. A Man’s Head - 4.5 stars
  • Sinclair, Upton. The Machine (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Sinclair, Upton. The Naturewoman (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
  • Stevenson, Robert Louis. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (audio) - 4 stars
  • Thoreau, Henry David. Civil Disobedience (Kindle) - 4 stars
  • Thoreau, Henry David. Walden (audio) - 5 stars
  • Thoreau, Henry David. Walden and Civil Disobedience (Penguin Classics) - 5 stars
  • Toland, John. Pantheisticon - 3.5 stars
  • Walker, George A. The Mysterious Death of Tom Thomson - 3.5 stars
  • Walpole, Horace. The Castle of Otranto (audio) - 3 stars
  • Ward, Lynd. Prelude to a Million Years and Song Without Words - 4 stars
  • Zola, Emile. Claude’s Confession (Kindle) - 2.5 stars
  • Zola, Emile. Lourdes (Three Cities Trilogy) (Kindle) - 3.5 stars
  • Zola, Emile. Rome (Three Cities Trilogy) (Kindle) - 3 stars

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