Mollusks I Have Suggested

download.jpgCan you imagine the height that my To-Be-Read book pile would be if I was to add every book I suggest each day? Despite needing a flashing red light to warn off unsuspecting aircraft, I probably wouldn’t be able to find any one title I decided to read in the future.

Actually, this has always been a problem. Many years ago I realized that I needed a way to catalogue my collection of unread books and to document as I read them. The advent of home computers and easy-to-use database programs made this fairly easy and the growth of the internet and smart phones has allowed me to access key information on my reading wherever I am.

But even if I can identify a book I want t read, I never can seem to find it easily on my bookshelves, so an inordinately tall TBP stack might not be so different.

I wonder if I ever will empty those bookshelves and use them to display a future collection of abalone shells? Actually, my normal policy of discarding or passing on copies of books that I have read has been interrupted since I move to my daughter’s home: I finish a book, she re-files it for possible later reading. The abalone shells will have to stay under my bed.

Here is a reminder of the suggested reading from October:

10-01-19 – I Like To Watch — Emily Hussbaum
10-02-19 – Human Acts — Han Kang
10-03-19 – The Book of X — Sarah Rose Etter
10-04-19 – America Was Hard to Find — Kathleen Alcott
10-05-19 – The Need — Helen Phillips
10-06-19 – Bejing Payback — Daniel Nich
10-07-19 – Recursion — Blake Crouch
10-08-19 – Grass — Keum Suk Gendry-Kim
10-09-19 – Notes From the Fog — Ben Marcus
10-10-19 – Leaving the Witness — Amber Scorah
10-11-19 – Liver — Will Self
10-12-19 – Witch Elm — Tana French
10-13-19 – The Escape Room — Megan Goldin
10-14-19 – My Sister, the Serial Killer — Oyinkan Braithwaite
10-15-19 – Black Card: A Novel — Chris L. Terry
10-16-19 – That Old Cape Magic — Richard Russo
10-17-19 – Shanghai Girls — Lisa See
10-18-19 – The Book of Useless Information — Noel Botham
10-19-19 – The Three Dimensions of Freedom — Billy Bragg
10-20-19 – Inland — Téa Obreht
10-21-19 – The Common Good — Robert Reich
10-22-19 – Samuel Beckett Is Closed — Michael Coffey
10-23-19 – The Grave on the Wall — Brandon Shimoda
10-24-19 – Paris: The Novel — Edward Rutherfurd
10-25-19 – 30000 BC Chronicles: Bordeaux — Matthew Thayer
10-26-19 – The Waning of the Middle Ages — Johan Huizinga
10-27-19 – The Most Dangerous Man In America — Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis
10-28-19 – Human: A Brief History of How We Fucked It All Up — Tom Phillips
10-29-19 – Science Friction: Where the Known Meets the Unknown — Michael Shermer
10-30-19 – The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism is Un-American — Andrew L. Seidel
10-31-19 – The Comedians: Drunks, Thieves, Scoundrels and the History of American Comedy — Kliph Nesteroff

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