Reading With Mom

A friend recently posted about his mother’s passing. It resonated strongly with me since I share books with my mother.sss …

“My mom passed away last night. It was expected. About 3 or so years ago she commented that she would like to read more non-fiction. I agreed to read to her and between then and now we read over 30 books together. She either chose all the titles or told me of topics she was interested in and I found books.

I would consider it a celebration of my mom’s memory if you would read through the titles we read together…

Satisfaction Guaranteed: The Making Of The American Mass Market by Susan Strasser

Waste And Want: A Social History Of Trash by Susan Strasser

Never Done: A History Of American Housework by Susan Strasser

Ninety Percent of Everything: Inside Shipping, The Invisible Industry That Puts Clothes On Your Back, Gas In Your Car, And Food On Your Plate by Rose George

The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World Of Human Waste And Why It Matters by Rose George

Nine Pints: A Journey Through The Money, Medicine, And Mysteries Of Blood by Rose George

Gulp: Adventures On The Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach

My Planet: Finding Humor In The Oddest Places by Mary Roach

Grunt: The Curious Science Of Humans At War by Mary Roach

Spook: Science Tackles The Afterlife by Mary Roach

Packing For Mars: The Curious Science Of Life In The Void by Mary Roach

Fuzz: When Nature Breaks The Law by Mary Roach

The Orchid Thief: A True Story Of Beauty And Obsession by Susan Orlean

The Library Book by Susan Orlean

Saturday Night by Susan Orlean

Somewhere Towards The End: A Memoir by Diana Athill

Shadow Divers: The True Adventure Of Two Americans Who Discovered Hitler’s Lost Sub by Robert Kurson

The History Of Torture by Brian Innes (DIDN’T FINISH, MOM CHICKENED OUT WHEN THE DESCRIPTIONS GOT GNARLY)

The Pirate World: A History Of The Most Notorious Sea Robbers by Angus Konstam

If A Pirate I Must Be: The True Story Of “Black Bart”, King Of The Caribbean Pirates by Richard Sanders

The Unwomanly Face Of War: An Oral History Of Women In World War II by Svetlana Alexievich

Killers Of The Flower Moon: The Osage Murders And The Birth Of The FBI by David Grann

Enemies: A History Of The FBI by Tim Weiner

Surgeon In Blue: Jonathan Letterman, the Civil War Doctor Who Pioneered Battlefield Care by Scott McGaugh

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

Gory Details: Adventures From The Dark Side Of Science by Erika Engelhaupt

Ghosts Of Gold Mountain: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad by Gordon H. Chang

Education For Extinction: American Indians and the Boarding School Experience, 1875-1928 by David Wallace Adams

Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right by Arlie Russell Hochschild

Future Shock by Alvin Toffler

The Third Wave by Alvin Toffler

The Life And Legend Of Chris Kyle: American Sniper, Navy Seal by Michael J. Mooney

Damn Few: Making The Modern SEAL Warrior by Rorke Denver

Beyond The Call: Three Woman On The Front Lines In Afghanistan by Eileen Rivers

The Anatomy Of Violence: The Biological Roots Of Crime by Adrian Raine


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