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#Corona lockdown reading list

  1. Tonight BBC News told us that this
  2. …coronavirus crisis could last 6 months!
  3. After every 3 weeks the stats will be
  4. …evaluated to see if we have ‘crushed the curve’.
  5. I am sure NL will apply similar rules.
  6. 6 months!! OMG.
  7. Now that I’ve got time on my freshly cleaned hands,
  8. …it is time to stock up on books not toilet paper…
  9. TURN OFF the news
  10. …and make my reading list for a long lockdown.
  11. #NotGoingAnywhereSoon

 

Literature:

  1. Essayism Brian Dillon – 2017  – Review
  2. This Thing Called Literature – A. Bennett and N. Royle – 2015
  3. Critics, Monsters, Fanatics, and Other Literary Essays – C Oziek – 2016
  4. The Ocean, the Bird and the Scholar – H. Vendler – 2015
  5. Orwell: The Authorized Biography – M. Shelden – 1991
  6. Joy Ride: Lives of the Theatricals – J. Lahr – 2015
  7. The Figure of the Detective: A Literary History and Analysis – C. Brownson
  8. A Reader’s Guide to William Faulkner: The Short Stories – E. Volpe – 2004
  9. You Could Look It Up: – J. Lynch

 

Ireland:

  1. Patrick Kavanagh – A. Quinn – (biography) – 2003
  2. Elsewhere: One Woman, One Rucksack, One Lifetime of Travel – R. Boland
  3. Constellations – Sinéad Gleeson
  4. Republic of Shame:  – C. Hogan – 2019
  5. Say Nothing – Patrick Radden Keefe
  6. Essays on John McGahern – editors D. Hand, E. Maher

 

Memoir:

  1. Imperfect: How Our Bodies Shape the People We Become –  Lee Koffman
  2. Her Mother’s Daughter by Nadia Wheatley – July 2018
  3. Maori Boy: A Memoir of a Childhood – W. Ihimaer – 2014
  4. Notes for the Everlost: A Field Guide to Grief – Kate Inglis – 2018
  5. Louisbourg or Bust: Surfer’s Wild Ride Down Nova Scotia’s Coast – R. Shaw
  6. Following the River:  Traces of Red River Women (indigenous
  7. Tiny Lights for Travellers – Naomi K. Lewis – 2019
  8. To the River: Losing My Brother – Don Gillmor – 2018
  9. Homes: A Refugee Story – Abu Baker Al Rabeeah – 2018
  10. The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone – Olivia Laing – 2016
  11. Island Home – Tim Winton – 2015 (landscape memoir)
  12. Yellow Notebook  – Helen Garner (2019)
  13. My Vanishing Country – B. Sellers (2020) – Review

 

Essays:

  1. Rebellious Daughter – editors Maria Katsonis, Lee Koffman – 2016
  2. The World Was Whole by Fiona Wright  – 2018
  3. Accidental feminists – Jane Caro – 2019
  4. Stop Being Reasonable – Eleanor Gordon-Smith – 2019
  5. Remembered Presences – Alison Croggon – 2019 
  6. The Rest is Noise – A. Ross – 2007
  7. Can You Tolerate This – A. Young (2016)

 

History:

  1. Leadership: In Turbulent Times – D. K. Goodwin – 2018
  2. Appeasing HitlerTim Bouverie – 2019
  3. How to Hide an Empire – Daniel Immerwahr – June 2019
  4. Rendezvous With Destiny:  M. Fullilove – 2013 
  5. Passchendaele: Requiem for Doomed Youth – Paul Ham  2018
  6. Serving our Country by J. Beaumont & A. Cadzow – April 2018
  7. The Impeachers: Trial of Andrew Johnson – B. Wineapple
  8. The Pope Who Would Be King: The Exile of Pius IXD. Kertzer
  9. Medieval Lives -T. Jones – 2005
  10. On the Natural History of Destruction – W.G. Sebald – 2004
  11. An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago –  Alex Kotlowitz
  12. Winners Take All:  –  Anand Giridharadas
  13. No Visible Bruises –  Rachel Louise Snyder
  14. Assad or We Burn the Country –  Sam Dagher
  15. The Light that Failed –  Stephen Holmes and Ivan Krastev
  16. Remembering Emmett Till –  Dave Tell
  17. How to be a Dictator – Frank Dikötter
  18. An Impeccable Spy: Richard Sorge, Stalin’s Master Agent – Owen Matthews
  19. Schism –  Paul Blustein
  20. Rise and Kill First: Secret History Israel’s Assassinations – R. Bergman

 

Geopolitical:

  1. The Way of the Strangers: Encounters With the Islamic State G.Wood
  2. Silent Invasion by Clive Hamilton – 2018
  3. The China Model – Daniel Bell – 2016 – Review
  4. Talking to My Daughter: A Brief History of Capitalism – Y. Varoufakis
  5. The Age of American Unreason in a Culture of Lies  – Susan Jacoby
  6. The Meritocracy Trap – Daniel Markovits (2019)
  7. Unbound: How Inequaity Contricts Our Economy – Heather Boushey (2019)
  8. Comrade Ambassador: Whitlam’s Beijing Envoy  – S. FitzGerald – Sept 2015 
  9. Everything Trump Touches Dies:  – R. Wilson
  10. Siege: Trump Under Fire – M. Wolff
  11. The Threat: How FBI Protects America  – A. G. McCabe – (2019)
  12. The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America – G. Packer – (2013)
  13. Catch and Kill: – Ronan Farrow – (2019)
  14. A Warning – Anonymous  (2019)
  15. Thomas Merton on Peace -T. Merton – 1971
  16. The Unmaking of the Precidency – S. Hennessey,  B. Wittes  (2020)
  17. A Very Stable Genius – Carol Leonnig, Philip Rucker (2020)

 

Science/Climate Change/Technology

  1. The Best Australian Science Writing 2017  M. Sleazak, E. Johnston
  2. Cosmic Chronicles: A user’s guide to the universe Fred Watson
  3. Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore Elizabeth Rush
  4. The New Rules of War: Victory in the Age of Durable Disorder – Sean McFate
  5. The Uninhabitable Earth: A Story of the Future – David Wallace-Wells
  6. Good Reasons for Bad Feelings –  Randolph Nesse
  7. I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life – Ed Yong (2016)