July Bookshelf

july bookshelf

Hah! I am so behind on this and it's boring now. Oh well. Patriotic books for July! I love that many of the books on the US or politics are bound in red or blue. I also love that I haven't read most of these books! So bad but always bought at yard sales or library sales with very good intentions.

Books:
Walden | Henry David Thoreau | should reread.

1776 | David McCullough | might read someday.

The Sorrows of an American | Siri Huvstedt | on my 52/52 but haven't read yet.

Travels with Charley
 | John Steinbeck | my only beloved Steinbeck

The Library in America
 |Paul Dickson | bad pictures, even worse text.

America
 | Jon Stewart and the Writers of the Daily Show | Telfer and I listened to this but we are big fans so…we would think this is funny.

BookNotes: On American Character | Brian Lamb | strongly doubt I will ever read this.

State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America | Matt Weiland & Sean Wilsey | Reading this now. Highly recommend. Just read the Arizona essay by Lydia Millet last night. Yes, I am still on the "A's".

One Man's Meat | E.B. White | Haven't read this particular volume yet. Saving it really. Included because E.B. White is THE American essayist.

Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime | John Heilemann & Mark Halperin | So I have read this. Gulped it down basically; compulsively readable. 

The Opening of the American Mind | Lawrence W. Levine | Maybe I read this in college? I don't remember.

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin | Have had this book since I was a teenager. I don't think I ever made it through.

The Constitution of the United States | Bought in Philadelphia. Seemed appropriate. 

 

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