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Books for an Amateur Linguist

Piggybacking off of a private user's excellent list: "Linguist's Bookshelf" https://www.listchallenges.com/linguists-bookshelf, from which I got many of the titles on this list, I have created a list of books, both fiction and nonfiction, which should be quite interesting to an amateur linguist or anyone interested in languages, especially English. 😊
P.S. This is mostly a giant TBR list for me too.
P.P.S. How I managed to forget to add A Clockwork Orange is beyond me...🤦‍♀️
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500 Words You Should Know (Caroline Taggart)
500 Words You Should Know (Caroline Taggart)
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A Is for Ox: A Short History of the Alphabet (Lyn Davies)
A Is for Ox: A Short History of the Alphabet (Lyn Davies)
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Adam'S Tongue: How Humans Made Language, How Language Made Humans
Adam'S Tongue: How Humans Made Language, How Language Made Humans
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Adonis and the Alphabet, and Other Essays (Aldous Huxley)
Adonis and the Alphabet, and Other Essays (Aldous Huxley)
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After Long Silence (Sheri S. Tepper)
After Long Silence (Sheri S. Tepper)
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass
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Alphabetical Africa
Alphabetical Africa
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Alphabet Juice (Roy Blount Jr.)
Alphabet Juice (Roy Blount Jr.)
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The Alphabet vs. the Goddess (Leonard Shlain)
The Alphabet vs. the Goddess (Leonard Shlain)
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The Art of Language Invention (David J. Peterson)
The Art of Language Invention (David J. Peterson)
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The Author of the Acacia Seeds... (Ursula K. Le Guin)
The Author of the Acacia Seeds... (Ursula K. Le Guin)
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BABEL-17 Samuel R. Delany
BABEL-17 Samuel R. Delany
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Babel: Around the World in Twenty Languages (Gaston Dorren)
Babel: Around the World in Twenty Languages (Gaston Dorren)
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Babel No More (Michael Erard)
Babel No More (Michael Erard)
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Bad English: A History of Linguistic Aggravation (Ammon Shea)
Bad English: A History of Linguistic Aggravation (Ammon Shea)
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Because Internet (Gretchen McCulloch)
Because Internet (Gretchen McCulloch)
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BEROM (John Berryman)
BEROM (John Berryman)
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Blooming English (Kate Burridge)
Blooming English (Kate Burridge)
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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (E.C. Brewer)
Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (E.C. Brewer)
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By Hook or by Crook (David Crystal)
By Hook or by Crook (David Crystal)
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The Caltraps of Time (David I. Masson)
The Caltraps of Time (David I. Masson)
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A Charm of Goldfinches (Matt Sewell)
A Charm of Goldfinches (Matt Sewell)
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Chasing the Sun: Dictionary Makers and the Dictionaries They Made (Jonathon Green)
Chasing the Sun: Dictionary Makers and the Dictionaries They Made (Jonathon Green)
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Cloud Atlas (David Mitchell)
Cloud Atlas (David Mitchell)
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Communipath Worlds (Suzette Haden Elgin)
Communipath Worlds (Suzette Haden Elgin)
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A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers (Xiaolu Gui)
A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers (Xiaolu Gui)
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The Country of Ice Cream Star (Sandra Newman)
The Country of Ice Cream Star (Sandra Newman)
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Damocles (S.G Redling)
Damocles (S.G Redling)
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Damp Squid: The English Language Laid Bare (Jeremy Butterfield)
Damp Squid: The English Language Laid Bare (Jeremy Butterfield)
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The Day of the Dolphin
The Day of the Dolphin
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Dent's Modern Tribes: The Secret Languages of Britain (Susie Dent)
Dent's Modern Tribes: The Secret Languages of Britain (Susie Dent)
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The Dictionary of Lost Words (Pip Williams)
The Dictionary of Lost Words (Pip Williams)
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The Disappearing Dictionary (David Crystal)
The Disappearing Dictionary (David Crystal)
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Don't Believe a Word: The Surprising Truth About Language (David Shariatmadari)
Don't Believe a Word: The Surprising Truth About Language (David Shariatmadari)
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Double Negative (David Carkeet)
Double Negative (David Carkeet)
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Dr. Esperanto's International Language (L.L. Zamenhof)
Dr. Esperanto's International Language (L.L. Zamenhof)
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The Dumb House (John Burnside)
The Dumb House (John Burnside)
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Easy Travel to Other Planets (Ted Mooney)
Easy Travel to Other Planets (Ted Mooney)
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Eat Your Words: The Definitive Dictionary for the Discerning Diner (Paul Convery)
Eat Your Words: The Definitive Dictionary for the Discerning Diner (Paul Convery)
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The Elements of Eloquence (Mark Forsyth)
The Elements of Eloquence (Mark Forsyth)
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