Recommended Reading

I will be scattering these gobbets* throughout this site, but in case you are like me and enjoy lists, here they are gathered in alphabetical order in one place for your convenience!

 

IMG_2958Seven Pleasures: Essays on Ordinary Happiness– Willard Spiegelman

 

 

IMG_2961All the Light We Cannot See– Anthony Doerr

 

 

IMG_2962Amelia Peabody Series– Elizabeth Peters

 

 

IMG_2959The Children of Green Knowe-Lucy M. Boston

 

 

Ex Libris

Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader– Anne Fadiman

 

 

The Fifth Heart: A Novel-Dan Simmons

 

 

IMG_2955The Historian– Elizabeth Kostova

 

 

The History Boys: A Play-Alan Bennett

 

 

Lieutenant of Inishmore

The Lieutenant of Inishmore– Martin McDonagh

 

 

Beekeeper's Apprentice

The Beekeeper’s Apprentice: A Mary Russell Mystery– Laurie R. King

 

 

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To Marry an English Lord: Tales of Wealth and Marriage, Sex and Snobbery-Gail MacColl and Carol McD. Wallace

 

 

Night

Night-Elie Wiesel

 

 

Quiet

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking-Susan Cain

 

 

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The Watchmaker of Filigree Street– Natasha Pulley

 

 

WWII:

Citizens of London: The Americans Who Stood with Britain in Its Darkest, Finest Hour-Lynne Olson

 

 


Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship-Jon Meacham

 

The Churchills:


Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill-Sonia Purnell

 

 


Speaking for Themselves: The Personal Letters of Winston and Clementine Churchill-Edited by their daughter Mary Soames

 

 

*The History Boys: Alan Bennett- There is also a marvelous film adaptation featuring the original National Theater cast