My To-Read List for the Rest of the Year

To Read PileMy current to-read list for the rest of 2013. I'd like to finish all of these by the end of 2013, if not sooner.

This doesn't preclude my adding a few more titles, or moving them around.

I've already started Words and Rules and have almost completed Sacre Bleu and A Collection of Essays by George Orwell. (I'm finding Sacre Bleu much less interesting than usual for Moore's books, but I'm determined to finish it…)

  • Sacre Bleu by Christopher Moore
  • 11/22/63 by Stephen King
  • A Choice of Days by HL Mencken
  • A Collection of Essays by George Orwell by George Orwell
  • A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
  • Clarence Darrow by John A. Farrell
  • Contempt of Court by Mark Curriden and Leroy Phillips
  • Drink by Iain Gately
  • Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates by Tom Robbins
  • For Us, The Living by Robert A. Heinlein
  • Hitch-22 by Christopher Hitchens
  • How to be Alone by Jonathan Franzen
  • John Adams by David McCullogh
  • Midaq Alley by Naguib Mahfouz
  • Night of the Living Trekkies by Kevin David Anderson and Sam Stall
  • Stand on Zanzibar by John Brunner
  • Strong Motion by Jonathan Franzen
  • The Boxer Rebellion by Diana Preston
  • The Corner by David Simon and Edward Burns
  • The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon
  • The End of Faith by Sam Harris
  • The Gang that Couldn't Shoot Straight by Jimmy Breslin (Started and then tossed aside. Not worth finishing.)
  • The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • Wise Blood by Flannery O'Connor
  • Words and Rules by Steven Pinker

(Update: As I finish books, I'll try to remember to come back and put a strikethrough on the title…)

Author: Joe Brockmeier

Joe Brockmeier is a long-time participant in open source projects and former technology journalist. Brockmeier has worked as the openSUSE Community Manager, is an Apache Software Foundation (ASF) member, and participates heavily in the Fedora Cloud Working Group. Brockmeier works for Red Hat in the Open Source and Standards (OSAS) and manages the community team.

4 thoughts on “My To-Read List for the Rest of the Year”

  1. Some great choices there. I've been wanting to revisit Heinlein for ages. Handmaid's Tale is wonderful. Nothing really lightweight on there, is there?
    Michael Parenti's "Assassination of Julius Caesar" might appeal.

    1. Helen,

      Well, "Night of the Living Trekkies" promises to be pretty lightweight, I think. "Stand on Zanzibar" is old science fiction, I hope it's pretty entertaining. No doubt some other stuff will make its way onto the list through the year, like John Scalzi's new novel that's coming out…

  2. The Boxer Rebellion is an interesting piece. I like Chinese culture and history and it's probably the richest history of all national histories, no exaggerating here. Anyway, just starting to read The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire and I'm sure some amazing moments are waiting in there…

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