My Reads

Currently Reading:

  • Medical Apartheid: The History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to Present Harriet A. Washington – 1/3rd of the way thru and I’m already saying “The medical communtiy owes the Black community a lot.” smh
  • Che Guevera: A Revolutionary Life Jon Lee Anderson – taking forever to read, still!!!


  • The House of God Samuel Shem <— Honestly, reads to me a lot like Catch 22, which I hate reading because it makes me feel crazy…not sure when I’ll pick it up
  • Middlesex Jeffery Eugenides – so far, so amazing that I want to sit and read the whole thing in a day or two, so it’s on hold for a while
  • Beacon on the Hill Linda Kenney Miller – temporarily misplaced. Oops!

Recently Finished:

  • I Know this much is True Wally Lamb – in my Top 5 books read
  • Normal Amy Bloom
  • Long Day’s Journey into Night Eugene O’Neill
  • W;t Margaret Edson
  • The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down Anne Fadiman
  • And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic Randy Shilts
  • Five Patients Michael Crichton
  • The Hour I First Believed Wally Lamb
  • Health Care at Risk: A Critique of the Consumer-Driven Movement Timothy Stoltzfus Jost
  • How Doctors Think Jerome Groopman
  • The Shack William P. Young
  • Code Blue: A Katrina Physician’s Memoir Richard E. Deichmann, M.D.

Want to Read:

  • The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer Siddhartha Mukherjee – 2011 Pulitzer Prize Winner General Nonfiction
  • The Life of Pi Yann Martel
  • Three Cups of Tea Mortenson and Relin – must “borrow” from mom before I leave home
  • She’s Come Undone Wally Lamb
  • The Language of God Francis S. Collins
  • The Heart Speaks Mimi Guarneri
  • Shantaram Gregory Davis Roberts
  • The Century of the Surgeon Jurgen Thorwald
  • Brave New World Aldous Huxley
  • The Godfather Mario Puzo – hadns-down my favorite movie; heard the book was an amazing read

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