An ever growing list of books I hope to read and review (suggestions welcome!):

Books Reviewed:

How to be a Victorian

Sex with Kings

Victorian Secrets

This Victorian Life

The Ghost Map

Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places

American History:
A Fever in Salem
The Deadly Truth: A History of Disease in America
American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Region Cultures of North America
Jewish Cooking in America
The Phantom of Fifth Avenue
Empty Mansions
In the Kingdom of Ice
The Devil in the White City
Collecting Shakespeare: the Story of Henry and Emily Folger
Lincoln’s Body: A Cultural History
Beyond Grief: Sculpture and Wonder in the Gilded Age Cemetery
Dr. Mutter’s Marvels
The Sacred Remains: American Attitudes Towards Death, 1799-1883

Russian History:
A Bride for the Tsar: Bride-shows and Marriage Politics in Early Modern Russia
Russia at Play: Leisure Activities at the End of the Tsarist Era
Bread and Salt: A Social and Economic History of Food and Drink in Russia
Life on the Russian Country Estate
Refining Russia

English History:
Daily Life in Eighteenth Century England
Food and Cooking in Victorian England

European History:
Napoleon’s Privates
The Lady in Gold
Fashion History:
Defining Dress: Dress as Object, Meaning and Identity
A Family of Fashion: the Messel Dress Collection, 1865-2005
Ready-made Democracy: a History of Men’s Dress
Victorian Jewelry, Identity, and the Novel: Prisms of Culture
The Psychology of Clothes
Fashion in Underwear: From Babylon to Bikini Briefs
Consumptive Chic: A History of Fashion, Beauty and Disease

Material Culture:
Ideas in Things: Fugitive Meaning in Victorian Novels
Writing Material Culture History
Stuff by Daniel Miller
History of Design: Decorative Arts and Material Culture
Under Glass: A Victorian Obsession
Cabinets of Wonder

The Gentleman’s Art of Dressing, with Economy

Noise: a Human History of Sound and Listening
Worlds of Sense: Exploring the Senses in History and Across Cultures
The History of the World in Six Glasses
Encyclopedia of Jewish Food
The Book of Jewish Food: An Odyssey from Samarkand to New York
A Visual History of Cookery
The Excruciating History of Dentistry
At Days Close: Night in Time’s Past
Consider the Fork
Uncommon Grounds
He Wanted the Moon
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
Heavenly Bodies: Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs
The Empire of Death
Plucked: A History of Hair Removal
History of Beauty
The Oregon Trail
Triumph of the City
Madness in Civilization: A Cultural History of Insanity
Provenance: An Alternate History of Art
The Victorian Undertaker
Plague: The Mysterious Past and Terrifying Future of the World’s Most Dangerous Disease
Stuffed Animals and Pickled Heads: The Culture and Evolution of Natural History Museums
The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death
Strapless: John Singer Sargent and the Fall of Madame X
The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science
The Lady and Her Monsters
The Great Pretenders
The Witch in the Waiting Room
Blood and Guts: A Short History of Medicine
The Irresistible Fairy Tale
Eat the City