Finished: Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. Am reading this in anticipation of Masterpiece Classic's stateside airing of its new production in April. Response here.
Finished: Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson. I enjoyed both Isaacson's engaging style, and getting a more three-dimensional understanding of Einstein's character than the cartoonish mental image I had before. Response here.
Cookery, Food, and Wine
Finished: Literary Feasts: Recipes From the Classics of Literature. Response here.
Finished: Bloodlands by Timothy Snyder. Response here.
Finished: An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro. Response here.
Graphic Novels and Manga
Finished: Maus: A Survivor's Tale by Art Spiegelman. Response here.
Crime and Mystery
Finished: The Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Response here.
Finished: Casting the Runes and Other Ghost Stories by M. R. James. Response here.
Finished: Julie and Romeo by Jeanne Ray. I went with this one because it isn't a "romance novel," most of which I would rather do almost anything than read. Response here.
Science Fiction and Fantasy
Finished: The Island of Dr. Moreau by H. G. Wells. Response here.
Finished: The Narrow Road to the Deep North and Other Travel Sketches by Matsuo Basho. Response here.
Poetry and Drama
Finished: The Revenger's Tragedy by Tourneur. Response here.
Journalism and Humor
Finished: Something Fresh by P. G. Wodehouse. Response here.
Science and Natural History
Finished: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain. Response here.
Children's and Young Adult
Finished: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. Response here.
Social Sciences and Philosophy
Finished: The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Response here.
Please do make suggestions for any and all categories; none of this is written in stone except the first two, which I'm already reading. Ideas are thin on the ground for several categories here and I welcome help!