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Reading List 7 of 2018

July 5, 2018

Covers the period from 6.15.2018 through 7.1.18


I own 1 of these items. I watched 3 items in the cinema/on Netflix/Amazon/HBO/YouTube/ Vimeo. Baltimore County Public Library system supplied 7 of the books and movies. Libraries outside of Baltimore County, via Inter-Library Loan, supplied the other 15 items.



Baltimore & Maryland:

  1. Baltimore ’68: Riots and Rebirth in an American City, edited by Jessica Elfenbein, et al.
  2. [Film] Hairspray, directed & written by John Waters
  3. Very Strange Bedfellows: The Short and Unhappy Marriage of Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew by Jules Witcover


Cultural change:


  1. The Golden 13: Recollections of the First Black Naval Officers by Paul Stillwell
  2. The Good Girls Revolt [Newsweek Title VII case] by Lynn Povich
  3. Lady Bird and Lyndon: The Hidden Story of a Marriage that Made a President by Betty Boyd Caroli
  4. Near Black: White-to-Black Passing in American Culture by Baz Dreisinger
  5. Recollections of My Life as a Woman: The New York Years by Diane Di Prima
  6. [Fiction] If We Must Die: A novel of Tulsa’s 1921 Greenwood riot by Pat M. Carr


Biography & Memoir:


  1. Find the Good: Unexpected Life Lessons from a Small-town Obituary Writer by Heather Lende
  2. Fire in My Soul: Eleanor Holmes Norton by Joan Steinau Lester
  3. One Page at a Time: On a Writing Life by Pat M. Carr



  1. Emma, directed & written for the screen by Douglas McGrath
  2. Hayao Miyazaki’s Cosmologics by Adrian Randall
  3. Obit: An Inside Look at Life on the New York Times Obituaries Desk, directed by Vanessa Gould
  4. Pride & Prejudice, directed by Joe Wright
  5. The Princess and the Frog, directed by John Musker and Ron Clements
  6. Wreck-It Ralph, directed by Rich Moore
  7. [TV] Mozart in the Jungle (part of season 4), created by Alex Timbers, et al.




  1. Artificial Condition: The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells
  2. Binti: The Night Masquerade by Nnedi Okorafor
  3. Penric’s Mission by Lois McMaster Bujold
  4. Tarnished City by Vic James




  1. Anxious to Talk About It: Helping White Christians* Talk Faithfully about Racism by Carolyn B. Helsel
  2. Modern Scottish Women: Painters and Sculptors, 1885–1965, edited by Alice Strang
  3. Twilight Children: 3 Voices No One Heard Until a Therapist Listened by Torey Hayden



*I am not Christian


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