Here’s a list of all the books we’ve read since our first meeting in April 2012.

April 2012: Provenance: How a Con Man and an Art Forger Rewrote the History of Modern Art by Laney Salisbury and Aly Sujo

May 2012: Crashing Through: The Extraordinary True Story of the Man Who Dared to See by Robert Kurson

June 2012: The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean

July 2012: The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures by Anne Fadiman

August 2012: Driving Mr. Albert: A Trip Across America with Einstein’s Brain by Michael Paterniti

September 2012: The Demon in the Freezer: A True Story by Richard Preston

October 2012: Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War by Tony Horwitz

November 2012: Beneath the Neon: Life and Death in the Tunnels of Las Vegas by Matthew O’Brien

January 2013: The Fish That Ate the Whale: The Life and Times of America’s Banana King Rich Cohen

February 2013: Give Me My Father’s Body: the Life of Minik, the New York Eskimo by Kenn Harper

March 2013: Agent Garbo: The Brilliant, Eccentric Secret Agent Who Tricked Hitler and Saved D-Day by Stephen Talty

April 2013: Buried in the Sky: The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers on K2’s Deadliest Day by Peter Zuckerman and Amanda Padoan

May 2013: Island of the Lost: Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World by Joan Druett

June 2013: The Girl with No Name: The Incredible Story of a Child Raised by Monkeys by Lynne Barrett-Lee and Marina Chapman

July 2013: Storm Kings: The Untold History of America’s First Tornado Chasers by Lee Sandlin

August 2013: Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo

September 2013: Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison by Piper Kerman

October 2013: The Millionaire and the Mummies: Theodore Davis’s Gilded Age in the Valley of Kings by John M. Adams

November 2013: Fooling Houdini: Magicians, Mentalists, Math Geeks, and the Hidden Powers of the Mind by Alex Stone

January 2014: Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine, and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard

February 2014: Surviving Survival: The Art and Science of Resilience by Laurence Gonzales

March 2014: The Devil’s Highway: A True Story by Luis Alberto Urrea

April 2014: Permanent Present Tense: The Unforgettable Life of the Amnesiac Patient, H.M. by Suzanne Corkin

May 2014: The Woman Who Wasn’t There: The True Story of an Incredible Deception by Robin Gaby Fisher and Angelo J. Guglielmo Jr.

June 2014: Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc

July 2014: Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink

August 2014: Dark Invasion: 1915: Germany’s Secret War and the Hunt for the First Terrorist Cell in America by Howard Blum

September 2014: Topsy: The Startling Story of the Crooked-Tailed Elephant, P.T. Barnum, and the American Wizard, Thomas Edison by Michael Daly

October 2014: Ugly Americans: The True Story of the Ivy League Cowboys Who Raided the Asian Markets for Millions by Ben Mezrich

November 2014: The Lost Whale: The True Story of an Orca Named Luna by Michael Parfit and Suzanne Chisholm

January 2015: The Most Dangerous Animal of All: Searching for My Father…Finding the Zodiac Killer by Gary L. Stewart and Susan Mustafa

February 2015: Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do by Claude M. Steele

March 2015: Isaac’s Storm: A Man, A Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History by Erik Larson

April 2015: Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith by Jon Krakauer

May 2015: Charlatan: America’s Most Dangerous Huckster, the Man Who Pursued Him, and the Age of Flimflam by Pope Brock

June 2015: Proofiness: How You’re Being Fooled by the Numbers by Charles Siefe

July 2015: King Leopold’s Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in the Colonial Africa by Adam Hochschild

August 2015: The Emperor of Scent: A True Story of Perfume and Obsession by Chandler Burr

September 2015: Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship by Robert Kurson

October 2015: The Skies Belong to Us: Love and Terror in the Golden Age of Hijacking by Brendan Koerner

November/December 2015: Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic by David Quammen

January 2016: Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety by Eric Schlosser

February 2016: My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: A Black Woman Discovers Her Family’s Nazi Past by Jennifer Teege

March 2016: In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick

April 2016: Enrique’s Journey: The True Story of a Boy Determined to Reunite with His Mother by Sonia Nazario

May 2016: Men in Eden: William Drummond Stewart and Same-Sex Desire in the Rocky Mountain Fur Trade by William Benemann

June 2016: Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free by Héctor Tobar

July 2016: Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice by Bill Browder

August 2016: The Stranger and the Statesman: James Smithson, John Quincy Adams, and the Making of America’s Greatest Museum, The Smithsonian by Nina Burleigh

September 2016: The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts by Joshua Hammer

October 2016: Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town by John Krakauer

November 2016: The Boys in the Bunkhouse: Servitude and Salvation in the Heartland by Dan Barry

January 2017: The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert

February 2017The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore

March 2017: Blood Will Out: The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade by Walter Kirn

April 2017: The Strange Career of William Ellis: The Texas Slave Who Became a Mexican Millionaire by Karl Jacoby

May 2017Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond

June 2017Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Live in North Korea by Barbara Demick

July 2017Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother’s Quest: a True Story of the Jim Crow South by Beth Macy

August 2017The Gene: an Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee

September 2017Black Flags: The Rise and Fall of Isis by Joby Warrick

October 2017The Witch of Lime Street: Séance, Seduction, and Houdini in the Spirit World by David Jaher

November/December 2017Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann

January 2018The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore

February 2018Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America by Gilbert King

March 2018Vanished: The Sixty-Year Search for the Missing Men of World War II by Wil. S. Hylton

April 2018: Falling Upwards: How We Took to the Air by Richard Holmes

May 2018: Opium Nation: Child Brides, Drug Lords, and One Woman’s Journey Through Afghanistan by Fariba Nawa

June 2018: Savage Harvest: A Tale of cannibals, Colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller’s Tragic Quest by Carl Hoffman

July 2018: Hedy’s Folly: The Life and Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, the Most Beautiful Woman in the World by Richard Rhodes

August 2018: The Mayor of Mogadishu: A Story of Chaos and Redemption in the Ruins of Somalia by Andrew Harding

September 2018: The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness, and Greed by John Vaillant

October 2018: Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Men’s First Journey to the Moon by Robert Kurson

November/December 2018: Empire of Deception: The Incredible Story of a Master Swindler Who Seduced a City and Captivated the Nation by Dean Jobb

January 2019: To the Edges of the Earth: 1909, the Race for the Three Poles, and the Climax of the Age of Exploration by Edward Larson


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