My Library

Not a poem, but fitting with my nerdish personality, I decided to catalog my books. Here are all of the books I currently own in hard copy.  Some are my kids’ books, some are old and crumbling, most of them are hardcover, I love the feel of them…the smell of them. There are few books I have gotten rid of other than my kids’ books from when they were little, and when I do I often regret doing so. There are a few I have borrowed and never gotten back.  The only ones currently not included here are cookbooks and e-books. My dream house would have bookshelves lining nearly every wall…for awhile I’ve been going more to the Library than buying books simply because I don’t have room for them. If I did, I fear I would spend all of my spare coin on them! And no, it is not a typo, I found that there were two books I have duplicate copies of – so likely will be putting those in my neighbor’s small library!

Book Title Author
The Official ACT Prep Guide 2016-2017 ACT
What Smart Students Know Adam Robinson
The Truth Al Franken
Brave New World Aldous Huxley
Environmental Science for Dummies Alecia M. Spooner
Ranger Confidential Andrea Lankford
Called Out of Darkness Anne Rice
Of Love & Evil Anne Rice
Out of Egypt Anne Rice
Pandora Anne Rice
Taltos Anne Rice
The Queen of the Damned Anne Rice
The Tale of the Body Thief Anne Rice
The Vampire Armand Anne Rice
The Vampire Lestat Anne Rice
Violin Anne Rice
Pilate’s Wife Antoinette May
Girl Power Ashley Rice
Lion of Jordan Avi Shlaim
Change We Can Believe In Barack Obama
The Audacity of Hope Barack Obama
Temples, Tombs & Hieroglyphs Barbara Mertz
The Silver Eagle Ben Kane
Wilderness Survival Bernard Shanks
girlfriends Berry & Traider
The Roosevelt Women Betty Boyd Caroli
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Betty Smith
Giving : How Each of Us Can Change the World Bill Clinton
The Self Made Myth Brian Miller and Mike Lapham
Paddling with Kids Bruce Lessels and Karen Blom
The Boy Who Was Raised by a Dog Bruce Perry and Maia Szalavitz
How to be a Woman Caitlin Moran
Warlord: A Life of Winston Churchill Carlo D’Este
What Color is your Parachute? for teens Carol Christen and Richard N. Bolles
A History of Women in America Carol Hymowitz and Michaele Weissman
Escape Carolyn Jessop
Escape Carolyn Jessop
The Sexual History of London Catharine Arnold
hit by a farm Catherine Friend
I Dream for You a World: A Covenant for Our Children Charisse Carney-Nunes and Ann Marie Williams
I Dream for You a World: A Covenant for Our Children Charisse Carney-Nunes and Ann Marie Williams
Great Expectations Charles Dickens
Frommer’s Family Vacations in the National Parks Charles P. Wohlforth
Born for This Chris Guillebeau
The Happiness of Pursuit Chris Guillebeau
god is not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything Christopher Hitchens
The Other Christopher M. Keller
breathe Cliff McNish
Secret Lives of the First Ladies Cormac O’Brien and Monika Suteski
Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents Cormac O’Brien and Monika Suteski
See America: A Celebration of National Parks & Treasured Sites Creative Action Network and National Parks Conservation Association
Godless Dan Barker
Angels & Demons Dan Brown
Chang and Eng Darin Strauss
Michelle Obama: An American Story David Colbert
Obama: From Promise to Power David Mendell
The National Parks Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns
A Discovery of Witches Deborah Harkness
Shadow of Night Deborah Harkness
Research & Documentation in the Electronic Age Diana Hacker and Barbara Fister
Off the Tourist Trail, 1,000 Unexpected Travel Alternatives DK Publishing
R.F.K Doris Kearns Goodwin
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln Doris Kearns Goodwin
Complete Tales & Novels of Edgar Allen Poe Edgar Allen Poe
100 Photographs that Changed the World Editors of Life
The Most Scenic Drives in America Editors of Reader’s Digest
In Spite of the Gods: The Rise of Modern India Edward Luce
True Compass Edward M. Kennedy
Eat, Pray, Love Elizabeth Gilbert
The Sixth Extinction Elizabeth Kolbert
The Historian Elizabeth Kostova
Desperate Passage: The Donner Party’s Perilous Journey West Ethan Rarick
The Map of Time Félix J. Palma
Fodor’s Puerto Rico Fodor’s Travel Guides
‘Tis Frank McCourt
We Are Still Married Garrison Keillor
The Dressmaker of Khair Khana Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
Don’t Think of an Elephant George Lakoff
What it means to be a Democrat George McGovern
A Game of Thrones George R. R. Martin
Native Universe Gerald McMaster and Clifford E. Trafzer
Rough Guide to Hawaii Greg Ward
Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives Guy Fieri
To Kill a Mocking Bird Harper Lee
Uncle Tom’s Cabin (very old copy) Harriet Beecher Stowe
Queen Emma and The Vikings Harriet O’brien
The Best of Times Haynes Johnson
The Battle for America 2008 Haynes Johnson and Dan Balz
Ten Degrees of Reckoning Hester Rumberg
Howard Dean’s Prescription for Real Healthcare Reform Howard Dean
Naamah’s Blessing Jacqueline Carey
Naamah’s Curse Jacqueline Carey
Naamah’s Kiss Jacqueline Carey
Girls Hold Up the World Jada Pinkett Smith
War Comes to Willy Freeman James Collier and Christopher Collier
The Secrets of Judas James M. Robinson
Middle School: The Worst Years of my Life James Patter
Maximum Ride 5 James Patterson
NYPD Red James Patterson
Witch & Wizard James Patterson
Sense and Sensibility Jane Austen
From Rage to Reason: My Life in Two Americas Janet Cohen Langhart
A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mother Janny Scott
a stolen life Jaycee Dugard
The City of Embers Jeanne DuPrau
The People of Sparks Jeanne DuPrau
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Jeff Kinney
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever Jeff Kinney
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Do it Yourself Book Jeff Kinney
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Jeff Kinney
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules Jeff Kinney
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw Jeff Kinney
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth Jeff Kinney
The Lakotas and The Black  Hills Jeffrey Ostler
Throw Like  a Girl Jennie Finch and Ann Killion
Sacred Journeys Jennifer Westwood
Why Evolution is True Jerry A. Coyne
The Moments, the Minutes, the Hours: The Poetry of Jill Scott Jill Scott
Fear of Dreaming Jim Carroll
One Thousand White Women Jim Fergus
Wilderness Jim Morrison
The Great Awakening Jim Wallis
A Remarkable Mother Jimmy Carter
Beyond the White House Jimmy Carter
Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid Jimmy Carter
The Obamas Jodi Kantor
More Bananagrams Joe Edley and Abe and Rena Nathanson
Erykah Badu: The First Lady of Neo Soul Joel McIver
Bring Back the Bureaucrats John DiIulio
Secrets in the Cellar John Glatt
Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters John Steptoe
Sick Jonathan Cohn
Trail Tested Justin Lichter
Teen’s Guide to College & Career Planning Justin Ross Muchnick
The Least Worst Place: Guantanamo’s First 100 Days Karen Greenberg
Because of Winn Dixie Kate DiCamillo
My Country, Tis of Thee Keith Ellison
This Dark Endeavor Kenneth Oppel
American Theocracy Kevin Phillips
The Family: The Real Story of the Bush Dynasty Kitty Kelley
Oh What a Slaughter: Massacres in the American West: 1846–1890 Larry McMurtry
fallen Lauren Kate
Latino Minnesota Leigh Roethke
The Human Body Jigsaw Book Lorelei Vashti Waite, Diana Gibbs
A Wrinkle in Time Madeleine L’Engle
The Illustrated Treasury of Children’s Literature Margaret E. Martignoni
Daring to be Ourselves Marianne Schnall
Dred Scott and the Problem of Constitutional Evil Mark A. Graber
Weird U.S. The Odyssey Continues Mark Moran, Mark Sceurman and Matt Lake
Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain
Mark Twain – Five Novels Mark Twain
Hiking in Minnesota II Mary Jo Mosher
We Were Here Matt de la Peña
Retribution Max Hastings
Even the Stars Look Lonely Maya Angelou
Gather Together in My Name Maya Angelou
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Maya Angelou
Letter to My Daughter Maya Angelou
Letter to my Daughter Maya Angelou
On the Pulse of Morning Maya Angelou
Webster’s Thesaurus for Students Merriam-Webster
The Brothers of Baker Street Michael Robertson
National Geographic’s Complete Survival Manual Michael Sweeney and Mireya Mayor
Cleopatra: Beyond the Myth Michel Chauveau
The New Jim Crow Michelle Alexander
Mike Lynch’s Minnesota Starwatch Mike Lynch
Mayflower Nathaniel Philbrick
10 Best of Everything National Parks National Geographic
National Geographic’s Guide to Scenic Highways and Byways National Geographic
U.S. Atlas for Young Explorers National Geographic
1,000 Events That Shaped the World National Geographic and Jared Diamond
Page One: The Front Page History of World War II New York Times
The War of the World Niall Ferguson
Hegemony or Survival Noam Chomsky
betrayed P. C. Cast and Kristin Cast
Will Rogers : Ambassador of Good Will, Prince of Wit and Wisdom P. J. O’brien
One-Yard Wonders Patricia Hoskins and Rebecca Yaker
1,000 Places to See Before You Die Patricia Shultz
List Your Self – Listmaking as the Way to Self-Discovery Paul Bob Velick Ilene Segalove
The Comanche Empire Pekka Hamalainen
Cracking the Code Peter Eric Hendrickson
A More Unbending Battle : The Harlem Hellfighter’s Struggle for Freedom in WWI and Equality at Home Peter N. Nelson
A History of Ireland Peter Somerset Fry and Fiona Somerset Fry
The Subtle Knife Phillip Pullman
Zakka Style Rashida Coleman-Hale
An Appetite for Wonder Richard Dawkins
The God Delusion Richard Dawkins
The Magic of Reality Richard Dawkins
Vampire Academy Richelle Mead
I am a Soldier, Too: The Jessica Lynch Story Rick Bragg
Red Pyramid Rick Riordan
Sea of Monsters Rick Riordan
The Battle of the Labyrinth Rick Riordan
The Last Olympian Rick Riordan
The Lost Hero Rick Riordan
The Son of Neptune Rick Riordan
The Throne of Fire Rick Riordan
The Titan’s Curse Rick Riordan
The Wish List Rick Riordan
Beyond Outrage: What has Gone Wrong with Our Economy and our Democracy, and How to Fix it Robert B. Reich
Anatomy of a Murder Robert Traver
Fellow Citizens: The Penguin Book of Us Presidential Inaugural Addresses Robert V. Remini
Deeper Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams
Tunnels Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams
Vegabonding Rolf Potts
A Walking Guide to the Superior Hiking Trail Ron Morton & Judy Gibbs and Nancy Nelson
Women at the Podium S. Michele Nix
Letter to a Christian Nation Sam Harris
Push: A Novel Sapphire
Scholastic Children’s Dictionary Scholastic
Abundance, A Novel of Marie Antoinette Sena Jeter Naslund
Faith and Politics Senator John Danforth
Great Love Poems Shane Weller
Once and Future Giants Sharon Levy
The Giving Tree Shel Silverstein
Where the Sidewalk Ends Shel Silverstein
infinity Sherrilyn Kenyon
Breaking Dawn Stephanie Meyer
Eclipse Stephanie Meyer
New Moon Stephanie Meyer
Twilight Stephanie Meyer
America Again Stephen Colbert
Dolores Claiborne Stephen King
Needful Things Stephen King
The Shining Stephen King
The Faith of Barack Obama Stephen Mansfield
Idiots Guide to Private Investigating Steven Kerry Brown
Guide to the Superior Hiking Trail Superior Hiking Trail Association
Great Poems by American Women Susan L. Rattliner
Spanish for Dummies Susana Wald and Cecie Kraynak
Catching Fire Suzanne Collins
Mockingjay Suzanne Collins
The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins
Sarah’s Key Tatiana de Rosnay
How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization Thomas E. Woods and Antonio Canizares
Zoo Story: Life in the Garden of Captives Thomas French
Saints Behaving Badly Thomas J. Craughwell
Between Barack and a Hard Place: Racism and White Denial in the Age of Obama Tim Wise
White Like Me Tim Wise
An Album of Memories Tom Brokaw
The Greatest Generation Speaks Tom Brokaw
The Greatest Generation Tom Brokow
Like No Other Time Tom Daschle and Michael D’Orso
A Voyage Long & Strange: Rediscovering The New World Tony Horwitz
Great Caves of the World Tony Waltham
Black Cowboys of the Old West Tricia Martineau Wagner
The Rose That Grew From Concrete Tupac Shakur
Countdown to College: 21 “To-Do” Lists for High School Valerie Pierce and Cheryl Rilly
The New Atheism Victor J. Stenger
Images of Love Victoria’s Secret
Book of Peoples of the World Wade Davis and K. David Harrison
The Good Fight Walter F. Mondale
The Eagle Screams: A Comedy Drama in Three Acts Wilbur Braun
Love Poems & Sonnets William Shakespeare
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare William Shakespeare
Favorite Poems William Wordsmith
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