Here are some of the books Bill has read, enjoyed and recommends. Click on the title to learn a little more about it. Links will take you to Books on the Square or Barrington Books a couple of our favorite local independent bookstores.  

Book Title: Author: Description:
A Man Called Ove Fredrik Backman Fiction
White Tears Hari Kunsru Fiction
The Sellout Paul Beatty Fiction
The Hidden Life of Trees Peter Wohlleben Nonfiction
Three Little Words Ashley Rhodes-Courter Biography
To the End of June - the Intimate Life of American Foster Care Cris Beam Nonfiction
Zama Antonio Di Benedetto Fiction
Trans-Atlantyk Witold Gombrowicz Fiction
Started Early, Took My Dog
Kate Atkinson Fiction-Mystery
A Plague of Doves Louise Erdrich Fiction
Flora & Ulysses Kate DiCamillo Fiction - Kids
A Year Down Yonder
Richard Peck Fiction - Kids
Secrets at Sea Richard Peck Fiction - Kids
Living to Tell the Tale Gabriel Garcia Marquez Memoir
Three Day Road Joseph Boyden Fiction - Historical
The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared Jonas Jonasson Fiction
Braiding Sweetgrass Robin Wall Kimmerer Essays, Ecology
Shadow Country Peter Matthiessen Fiction
Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy Eric Metaxas Biography
Nora Webster Colm Toibin Fiction
The Wright Brothers David McCollough Nonfiction - Biography
The Silence and the Roar Nahid Sirees Fiction
The Narrow Raod to the Deep North Matsuo Bashao Poetry
The Given Day Dennis Lehane Mystery
Reading Like a Writer Francine Prose Nonfiction
Case Histories Kate Atkinson Fiction
Our Souls at Night Kent Haruf Fiction
The Dubliners James Joyce Fiction - Short Stories
Just Mercy Bryan Stevenson Nonfiction
Between the World and Me Ta-Nehisis Coates Memoir
The Orenda Joseph Boyden Fiction
The Narrow Road to the Deep South Richard Flanagan Fiction
Natchez Burning Greg Iles Mystery and Suspense
Norwegian by Night Derek Miller Fiction
Plato at the Googleplex Rebecca Newberger Goldstein Nonfiction
The Cello Suites Eric Siblin Memoir
Brown Dog Jim Harrison Novellas
The Goldfinch (Audiobook) Donna Tartt Fiction
Finishing the Hat & Look, I Made a Hat Stephen Sondheim Memoir
Merriam-Webster's Crossword Puzzle Dictionary Merriam-Webster Reference
The Old Ways Robert MacFarlane Nonfiction/outdoors
New York (audiobook) Edward Rutherfurd Fiction
My Struggle Karl Ove Knausgaard memoir/novel/something
Snow Country Yasnuari Kawabata Fiction
The Sound of the Mountain Yasunari Kawabata Fiction
A Death in Summer Benjamin Black (John Banville) Mystery
This is How You Lose Her Junot Diaz Short Stories
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet David Mitchell Historical Fiction
The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse Louise Erdrich Fiction
Behind the Beautiful Forevers Katherine Boo Nonfiction
The Sound of Things Falling Juan Gabriel Vasquez Fiction
Travels with Herodotus Ryszard Kapuscinski Nonfiction
The Sixth Extinction Elizabeth Kolbert Nonfiction
Becoming Animal David Abram Nonfiction
Season of Migration to the North Tayeb Salih Fiction
The Twelve Chairs Ilya Ilf & Evgeny Petrov Fiction
War and Peace Leo Tolstoy Fiction
Stung! on Jellyfish Blooms and the Future of the Ocean Lisa-Ann Gershwin Nonfiction
Moonwalking with Einstein Joshua Foer Nonfiction
Whose Names Are Unknown Sanora Babb Fiction
The Elegance of the Hedgehog Muriel Barberry Fiction
Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague Geraldine Brooks Fiction
A Place in Space: Ethics, Aesthetics and Watersheds Gary Snyder Essays
The Spell of the Sensuous David Abram Nonfiction
Bullfighting Roddy Doyle Fiction/Short Stories
Wonder R.J.Palacio Fiction/8 and up
The One and Only Ivan Katherine Applegate Fiction/8 and up
Cloud Atlas David Mitchell Fiction
Einstein: His Life and Universe Walter Isaacson Biography
New Collected Poems Wendell Berry Poetry
Unbroken Lauren Hillenbrand Nonfiction
The Tiger's Wife Tea Obreht Fiction
Choosing Civility P.M. Forni Nonfiction
The Corrections Jonathan Franzen Fiction
The Literary Conference Cesar Aria Fiction
Hiking the Horizontal Liz Lerman Memoir
Liberators Robert Harvey Nonfiction
Pig Earth John Berger Fiction
The Double Jose Saramago Fiction
Christine Falls Benjamin Black Mystery
The Tragedy of Arthur Arthur Phillips Fiction
The Muse Learns to Write Eric Havelock Nonfiction
The World Without Us Alan Wiseman Nonfiction
Freddy and Fredericka Mark Helprin Fiction
A Winter's Tale Mark Helprin Fiction
The Man from Beijing Henning Mankel Mystery
Dancing in the Dark Morris Dickstein Nonfiction
The Spell of the Sensuous David Abram Nonfiction
Just Kids Patti Smith Memoir
The Country of Pointed Firs Sarah Orne Jewett Fiction/Novella
Cutting for Stone Abraham Verghese Fiction
The Private Patient P.D. James Fiction/Mystery
The Maltese Falcon Dashiell Hammet Fiction/Mystery
On the Origin of Stories Brian Boyd Nonfiction
At Home in the World Michael Jackson Nonfiction
Collected Fictions Jorge Luis Borges Fiction
Slavery by Another Name Douglas Blackmon Nonfiction
You Are Not a Gadget Jaron Lanier Nonfiction
Ireland Frank Delaney Fiction
Let the Great World Spin Colum McCann Fiction
Brothers and Keepers John Edgar Wideman Memoir
Sippewissett: Or, Life on a Salt Marsh Tim Traver Science/History/Memoir
Horace's Compromise Theodore Sizer Nonfiction
Radical Presence Mary Rose O'Reilly Nonfiction
The Sea John Banville Fiction
The Infinities John Banville Fiction
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Sherman Alexie Fiction/Young Adult
The Deep Claire Nouvian Photo Essay
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Stieg Larssons Fiction/Mystery
A Passion for Nature: The Life of John Muir Donald Worster Biography
David Copperfield Charles Dickens Fiction
If You Lived Here, I'd Know Your Name: News from Small-Town Alaska Heather Lende Nonfiction
The Time of Our Singing Richard Powers Fiction
Dog On It: A Chet and Bernie Mystery Spencer Quinn Fiction/Mystery
Cataloochee Wayne Caldwell Fiction
The Craftsman Richard Sennet Nonfiction
Dave Robicheaux Mysteries James Lee Burk Fiction/Mystery/Thriller
Kurt Wallender Mysteries Henning Mankell Fiction/Myster/Thriller
City of Thieves David Benioff Fiction
Charlatan: America's Most Dangerous Huckster, the Man Who Pursued Him and the Age of Flimflam Pope Brock Nonfiction
The Willoughbys Lois Lowry Children's Fiction
Three Cups of Tea Greg Mortenson Biography
Once Upon a Country Sari Nusseibeh Autobiography
Shakespearen Tragedy: Lectures on Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, MacBeth A.C. Bradley Nonfiction
Northrop Frye on Shakespeare Northrop Frye Essays
Shakespeare Mark Van Doren Essays
Out Stealing Horses Per Petterson Fiction
Speaking of Faith Krista Tippet Nonfiction
The Chronicles of Prydain (The Book of Three, The Black Cauldron, The Castle of the Llyr, Taran Wanderer, & The High King) Lloyd Alexander Fantasy
Howl’s Moving Castle Diana Wynne Jones Fantasy
The Dalemark Quartet (Cart and Cwidder, Drowned Ammet, The Spellcoats, & The Crown of Dalemark) Diana Wynne Jones Fantasy
The Naming of the Dead Ian Rankin Mystery
When the Emperor was Divine Julie Otsuka Fiction
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle David Wroblewski Fiction
Frankenstein Mary Shelley Fiction
People of the Book Geraldine Brooks Fiction
Sons of Providence: The Brown Brothers, the Slave Trade, and the American Revolution Charles Rappleye Nonfiction
Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation Parker Palmer Nonfiction
The Memory of Running Ron McLarty Fiction
Tempest-Tost (a part of The Salterton Triliogy Robertson Davies Fiction
The Worst Hard Time Timothy Egan Nonfiction
The Glorious Cause Robert Middlekauff Nonfiction
Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero David Maraniss Biography
Absurdistan Gary Shteyngart Fiction
American Gods Neil Gaiman Fiction/Fantasy
The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century Tom Friedman Nonfiction
In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex Nathan Philbrick Nonfiction (about the ship that inspired Moby Dick)
Waiting For the Barbarians J.M. Coetzee Fiction/Allegory
Fatelessness Imre Kertesz (Tim Wilkinson, translator) Fiction
The Namesake Jhumpa Lahiri Fiction
One Man's Meat E.B. White  Nonfiction
The Working Poor: Invisible in America David Shipler  
Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare Stephen Greenblatt Biography
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective
Agency series
Alexander McCall Smith Fiction/Mystery
The White Castle Orhan Pamuk Fiction
The Mammy Brendan O'Carroll Fiction
The Town That Forgot How to Breathe Kenneth J. Harvey Fiction
Anansi Boys Neil Gaiman Fiction/Fantasy
The Beekeepers Handbook Diana Sammataro and Alphonse Avitabile Nonfiction
13 Ways of Looking at the Novel Jane Smiley Nonfiction
The Dante Club Matthew Pearl Fiction
Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman James Gleick Nonfiction/Bio
The Brothers K David James Duncan Fiction
Small Gods Terry Pratchett Fantasy/Fiction/Teen Fiction
The Things They Carried Tim O'Brien Fiction
They Marched into Sunlight: War and Peace in Vietnam and America, October 1967 David Maraniss Nonfiction
The Cave Jose Saramago Fiction
Obata's Yosemite Chiura Obata Nonfiction
The Selected Poetry of Robinson Jeffers Robinson Jeffers, edited by Tim Hunt Poetry
This House of Sky Ivan Doig Memoir
Chain of Command:The Road from 9/11 to Abu Ghraib Seymour Hersh Nonfiction
Don Quixote Cervantes,translated by Edith Grossman Fiction
Austerlitz W.G. Sebald Fiction
Middlesex Jeffrey Euginides Fiction
Damascus Gate Robert Stone Fiction
The Teammates David Halberstam Nonfiction
The Empty Space: A Book About the Theatre: Deadly, Holy, Rough, Immediate Peter Brook Nonfiction
Always the Young Strangers Carl Sandburg Nonfiction
The Emigrants W.G. Sebald Fiction
The Eternal Frontier: An Ecological History of North America and Its People Tim Flannery Nonfiction
Cart and Cwidder Diana Wynne Jones Fiction, Ages 12+
Where the Stress Falls Susan Sontag Essays
The Life of Pi Yan Martel Fiction, Young Adult
John Adams David McCullough Biography
John Muir: Rediscovering America Frederick Turner Biography
City of God E.L. Doctorow Fiction
Run with the Horsemen Ferrol Sams Fiction
The Fall of the Year Howard Frank Mosher Fiction
The Pianist:The Extraordinary True Story of One Man's Survival in Warsaw, 1939-1945 Wladyslaw Szpilman Memoir
The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara David Kertzer Nonfiction
Nop's Trials Donald McCaig Fiction
Bee Season Myla Goldberg Fiction
Plainsong Kent Haruf Fiction
Natural Prayers Chet Raymo Nonfiction
Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community Robert Putnam Nonfiction
Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone ?: The Carter Family & Their Legacy in American Music Mark Zwonitzer and Charles Hirshberg Biography
Can't Be Satisfied: The Life and Times of Muddy Waters Robert Gordon Biography
Galileo's Daughter: A Historical memoir of Science, Faith and Love Dava Sobel Biography