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Books finished in 2018

Published

In 2018 we bought our first home, a hundred year old house in North Knoxville. I think I listened to more audiobooks in this year becuase of the painting and other jobs that had to be done during my free time...in addition to the walks with the dog.

As always, this is not a list of endorsements—just an honest list of books I consumed. I will use a ⭐ star emoji to denote books I thoroughly enjoyed or would recommend. I'll also use emoji to denote whether I consumed each item on this list as a 📖 paper book, 📱ebook, or listened as 🎧 audio.

  1. Two-Dimensional Man
    by Paul Sahre
    📖 Finished on
     

  2. What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia
    by Elizabeth Catte
    📖 Finished on
     

  3. Oneida: From Free Love Utopia to the Well-Set Table
    by Ellen Wayland-Smith
    🎧 Finished on
     

  4. No god but God: The Origins, Evolution and Future of Islam
    by Reza Aslan
    🎧 Finished on
     

  5. Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America
    by Michael Eric Dyson
    🎧 Finished on
     

  6. The Second Coming of the KKK: The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the American Political Tradition
    by Linda Gordon
    📱 Finished on
     

  7. Blacks in Appalachia
    by William H. Turner
    📖 Finished on
     

  8. Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution 1863-1877
    by Eric Foner
    🎧 Finished on
     

  9. Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America
    by Patrick Phillips
    🎧 Finished on
     

  10. The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism
    by Edward E. Baptist
    🎧 Finished on
     

  11. American Culture in the 1950s
    by Martin Halliwell
    📱 Finished on
     

  12. Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump
    by David Neiwert
    📱 Finished on
     

  13. The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America
    by Frances FitzGerald
    🎧 Finished on
     

  14. Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America
    by Nancy MacLean
    🎧 Finished on
     

  15. Life in Code: A Personal History of Technology
    by Ellen Ullman
    📖 Finished on
     

  16. The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation
    by Jon Gertner
    🎧 Finished on
     

  17. Knowledge for Sale: The Neoliberal Takeover of Higher Education
    by Lawrence Busch
    📖 Finished on
     

  18. White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide
    by Carol Anderson
    🎧 Finished on
     

  19. Live Work Work Work Die: A Journey into the Savage Heart of Silicon Valley
    by Corey Pein
    🎧 Finished on
     

  20. The Underground Railroad
    by Colson Whitehead
    🎧 Finished on
     

  21. A Confederacy of Dunces
    by John Kennedy Toole
    🎧 Finished on
     

  22. Breakfast of Champions
    by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
    🎧 Finished on
     

  23. Cat's Cradle
    by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
    🎧 Finished on
     

  24. The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan
    by Rick Perlstein
    🎧 Finished on
     

  25. Octavia Butler's Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation
    Adapted by Damian Duffy and John Jennings
    📱 Finished on
     

  26. The Plot Against America
    by Philip Roth
    🎧 Finished on
     

  27. Slaughterhouse-Five
    by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
    🎧 Finished on
     

  28. Batman: Year One
    by Frank Miller
    📱 Finished on
     

  29. The Hacking of the American Mind: The Science Behind the Corporate Takeover of Our Bodies and Brains
    by Robert H. Lustig
    🎧 Finished on
     

  30. Sing, Unburied, Sing
    by Jesmyn Ward
    🎧 Finished on
     

  31. Sourdough
    by Robin Sloan
    🎧 Finished on
     

  32. Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
    by Robin Sloan
    🎧 Finished on
     

  33. Bible Nation: The United States of Hobby Lobby
    by Candida R. Moss and Joel S. Baden
    📖 Finished on
     

  34. The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America
    by Richard Rothstein
    🎧 Finished on
     

  35. Glass House: The 1% Economy and the Shattering of the All-American Town
    by Brian Alexander
    🎧 Finished on
     

  36. Information Doesn't Want to Be Free: Laws for the Internet Age
    by Cory Doctorow
    📱 Finished on
     

  37. The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins
    by Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing
    📖 Finished on
     

  38. Kids These Days: Human Capital and the Making of Millennials
    by Malcolm Harris
    📖 Finished on
     

  39. When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America
    by Ira Katznelson
    🎧 Finished on
     

  40. The Chapo Guide to Revolution: A Manifesto Against Logic, Facts, and Reason
    by Chapo Trap House
    📖 Finished on
     

  41. The Reactionary Mind: Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Donald Trump
    by Corey Robin
    🎧 Finished on
     

  42. How to Speak Midwestern
    by Edward McClelland
    📖 Finished on
     

  43. Seeing Is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees: A Life of Contemporary Artist Robert Irwin
    by Lawrence Weschler
    📖 Finished on
     

  44. New Dark Age: Technology and the End of the Future
    by James Bridle
    📱 Finished on