My book list for 2024 (to date) consists of suggestions from friends, family, and my own search. The only genre of books I will not read is self-help. However, I will read research-based personal development books from authors such as Cal Newport, Adam Grant, etc. Those are vastly different from shitty self-help books.

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My daughter, Amber, has recommended the King Author Series by Jack Whyte and the Saxon Series by Bernard Cornwall; I didn’t list these separately because they’re extensive.

My Current List for 2024


Non Fiction/Memoir

  • These Silent Woods by Kimi Cunningham Grant
  • The Guest by Emma Cline
  • The Mythmakers by Keziah Weir
  • The Vaster Wilds by Lauren Groff
  • Doppelganger – A Trip into the Mirror Word by Naomi Klein
  • The Group by Mary McCarthy
  • Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz
  • Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
  • Vera Clark and the Etruscan Escapades by Kara Remington
  • Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver
  • The Dog of the South by Charles Portis
  • The Third Policeman by Flann O’Brien
  • King Author Series by Jack Whyte
  • Saxon Series by Bernard Cornwall
  • Station Eleven by Emily St. John
  • Last Night in Montreal by Emily St. John
  • Sea of Tranquility by Emily St John
  • Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt

Short Stories

  • The Swimmer by Don Cheever
  • A & P by John Updike
  • In Blue Lily’s Wake by Aliette de Bodard