AND HERE’S LYNETTE’S LIST

5 Years of reading organized by category – certainly something for everyone.

WW II  Non-fiction

*The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million Daniel Mendelsohn (non-fiction); amazing story

Marching Home Kevin Coyne (non-fiction)

Gertruda’s Oath; A child, a Promise, and a Heroic Escape during WW II    Ram Oren (non-ficiton)

*The Hare With Amber Eyes Edmund de Waal (non-fiction)

*Unbroken Lauren Hillenbrand (non-fiction), also wrote Seabiscuit *Any book by 

*Lost in Shangri-La Mitchell Zuckoff (non-fiction)

*In the Garden of the Beasts Erik Larsen

*TheLady in Gold:the extraordinary tale of Gustav Klimt’s masterpiece portrait of Adele Bloch_Bauer Ann-Marie O’Connor (non-fiction)

**The spy who loved:the secrets and lives of Christine Granville   Clare Mulley (non-fiction)

*The Long Way Home   David Laskin   (non-fiction)

*The Avengers:A Jewish War Story   Rich Cohen  (non-fiction)

**The Boys in the Boat   Daniel James Brown  (non-fiction)

*The Boy on the Wooden Box   Leon Leyson   (Memoir)

*The family : three journeys into the heart of the twentieth century / David Laskin.

      *The monuments men : Allied heros, Nazi thieves, and the greatest treasure hunt in   history / Robert M. Edsel with Bret Witter.

       *Dancing With The Enemy: My family’s Holocaust Secret   Paul Glasser (non-fiction)

 American History

Sea Biscuit  Laura  Hillenbrand Non-fiction

*In the Heart of the Sea Nathaniel Philbrick (non-fiction); the best of his books

*The Immortal Life of Henrietta Slacks Rebecca Skloot, non-fiction

*Thunderstruck Erik Larson non-fiction  

*Isaac’s Storm  Erik Larson  non-ficiton

*The Warmth of Other Suns Isabel Wilkerson  (non-fiction; quite an achievement)

*Mayflower Nathaniel Philbrick (non-fiction)

*Rin Tin Tin Susan Orlean, non-fiction

*Destiny of the Republic Candice Millard (non-fiction)   About President McKinley

Steve Jobs Walter Isaacson (bio)

*Judgement Ridge   Mitchell Zuckoff   (non-fiction)

12 Years a Slave   Solomon Northup  (non-fiction, memoir)

*Hellhound on his trail   Hampton Sides   (non-fiction)

 Memoirs

After Visiting Friends:a son’s story   Michael Hainey  (non-fiction)

The World’s Strongest Librarian   Josh Hanagarne   (nonfiction)

The Death of Santini   Pat Conroy  non-fiction/memoir

 * I Am Malala   Malala Yousafzai    

  *Wild   Cheryl Strayed   (non-fiction memoir)

*Eat Pray Love Elizabeth Gilbert  (non-fiction)

*The Dream, The Invisible Wall    Harry Bernstein (non-fiction)  Wrote 1st books in his 90’s!   (Memoir)

The Golden Willow Harry Bernstein(non-fiction, memoir continued)

* Without a Map Meredith Hall  (memoir)

*Townie Andre Dubus III (memoir)

*Yes Chef   Marcus Samuellson (memoir)

Elsewhere   Richard Russo (memoir)

*The End of Life Book Club   Will Schwalbe  (non-fiction)

 *Extraordinary An End Of Life Story Without End  Michele Tamren, Michael Wittner  (very moving), non-fiction

Health/Psychology 

The Magnesium Miracle  Carolyn Dean (non-fiction)

*The Wishing Year: A House, A Man, A Soul Noelle Oxen Handler  (non-fiction)

*The Inner Pulse Marc Siegel (non-fiction)

*Spontaneous Happiness Dr. Andrew Weil (non-fiction)

The Mind’s Eye Dr. Oliver Sacks (non-fiction)

* Brain on Fire  – My Month Of Madness    Susannah Cahalan   (memoir

*The vitamin D solution : a 3-step strategy to cure our most common health problems / Michael F. Holick ; foreword by Andrew Weil. 

 Miscellaneous

Longitude   Dava Sobel  (non-fiction) 

*The Black Count   Tom Reiss   (nonfiction)

*Strength in What Remains, House,  Soul of a New Machine,  Home Town, Mountains Beyond Mountains,  Non-fiction  all by Tracy Kidder

The Man who Loved Books Too Much Allison Hoover Bartlett, non-fiction

Behind the beautiful forevers Katherine Boo (non-fiction)

The Swerve   Steven GreenBlatt  (non-fiction)

*The Lost City of Z   David Grann  (non-fiction)

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