I've got 18 books that have been collecting dust since we lived in California and after five years of life in England, those books haven't moved. So my project is not to read all 17(but if that happens, it happens), but make a serious attempt to read 10-12 of them. This is why I should stick to getting my non-fiction from the library - time sensitive due dates does wonderful things for my reading life.


One book on this shelf is autographed by the author/actor (originally bought for that purpose), so it's just going to move to my physical read shelf after I get done reading.

Most will be donated regardless of what I think about the book. 



This is my master copy list and will be updated throughout the year so (hopefully!) show some progress.


1. Three Fearful Days: San Francisco Memoirs of the 1906 Earthquake and Fire by Malcolm E. Barker

2. Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America by John M. Barry

3. The Battle for Spain: The Spanish Civil War 1936-1939 by Antony Beevor

4. A Life in Parts by Bryan Cranston

5. Abigail and John: Portrait of a Marriage by Edith B. Gelles

6. Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War 1936-1939 by Adam Hochschild

7. Kosovo: War and Revenge by Tim Judah

8. The Children's Blizzard by David Laskin

9. Sinatra's Century: One Hundred Notes on the Man and His World by David Lehman

10. The Secret Life of Bletchley Park: The WWII Codebreaking Center and the Men and Women Who Worked There by Sinclair McKay

11. Eisenhower 1956: The President's Year of Crisis/Suez and the Brink of War by David A. Nichols

12. Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen

13. Jambusters: The Story of the Women's Institute in the Second World War by Julie Summers

14. The Berlin Wall: 13 August 1961 - 9 November 1989 by Frederick Taylor

15. Colour Bar: A United Kingdom by Susan Williams

16. Pox: An American History by Michael Willrich

17. In the Midst of Life by Jennifer Worth

18. The Twentieth Century by Howard Zinn