Book #6 was "When the Phone Rings, My Bed Shakes: The Memoirs of a Deaf Doctor" by Philip Zazove. Zazove was one of the most profoundly hard-of-hearing young men to be mainstreamed into regular school as a child and had to fight for his education each step of the way, finally becoming a family practice doctor in Utah. His tales of his patients issues, big and small, are entertaining, all told in a very homey, down-to-earth manner. I liked this book quite a bit, and he's a local-to-me-author since he now resides and practices in Michigan.
1. Blue Light [fiction- Walter Mosley
2. Titus Alone [fiction]- Mervyn Peake
3. "Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?" [non-fiction]- Beverly Tatum
4. Never Let Me Go [fiction- Kazuo Ishiguro