1. Humbug by Nina Bawden (Open Library)
I read this at least twice as a kid and the atmosphere of it has lingered with me, although all I remember is the disturbing character of Angelica. I’ve been meaning to reread it after learning Nina Bawden is a Virago author. A link between my childhood reading self and adult reading self.
2. Economism: Bad Economics and the Rise of Inequality by James Kwan
Just finished the 2nd chapter.
3. Legacy by Sybille Bedford (Open Library)
4. Body Piercing Saved My Life: Inside the Phenomenon of Christian Rock by Andrew Beaujohn
5. Building the Dream: A Social History of Housing in the United States by Gwendolyn Wright
This has been at the top of my list for so long and I don’t know why I keep putting it off!!!
6. Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed by James C. Scott (Open Library)
Has been on my list for a long time but kept from the top by my intimidation. I’ve heard it’s a difficult read, but I didn’t have any problem with his book Against the Grain earlier this year, so I’m hopeful
7. Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism by Ha-Joon Chang (Open Library)
A good follow-up to Economism?
8. The Sociology of Spatial Inequality, ed. Lisa Labao
9. Home is Where We Start From: Essays by a Psychoanalyst by D. W. Winnicott (Open Library)
10. Orthodoxy by G. K. Chesterton (Open Library)
Not a book I would’ve chosen on my own. I made a deal with my dad this year that he would read 3 books of my choosing and vice versa.
11. The Mind of the South by W. J. Cash (Open Library)
12. Bringing Buildings Back: From Abandoned Properties to Community Assets by Alan Mallach
13. Fludd by Hillary Mantel (Open Library)
Liked An Experiment in Love and not into her usual subject matter, so, this!
14. Ironweed by William Kennedy
15. The Tulip by Anna Pavord (Open Library)
Her book called Bulbs caught my eye in a public library on vacation this spring and I went back twice just to flip through it. Another link between my childhood and adult selves: I loved Leyla: The Black Tulip.