My own suggestions that I should read myself

tattoosEach month I rummage through my reading lists, check around for book titles that catch my fancy, and capture more academic texts from friends and colleagues. Then I fill in a month’s worth of reading recommendations (gradually during the month) and pop a new one onto this website each day as a suggestion for reading to those that are always wondering what to read next. I try to only post new titles but there are sometimes repeats (and there are some boos that should be repeated) so bear with me (or bare with me if you’re so inclined).

This last month I have included several recently published titles that are from authors I know and read regularly or from authors I never hear of but the premise of the novel was intriguing. If you are like me, you prefer to alternate your reading: a new best-seller then a dusty old classic; a contemporary interpretation of love and sex then a pirate adventure with beaucoup de sang; a twisted, layered, confusing postmodern romp then a a British murder mystery with flowery hats.

Here are the titles I posted this last month (in blue if I have already read them):

  • 10-01-14 – Wittgenstein Jr — Lars Iyer
  • 10-02-14 – The Big Ratchet — Ruth DeFries
  • 10-03-14 – Chimpanzee — Darin Bradley
  • 10-04-14 – Annihilation — Jeff VanderMeer
  • 10-05-14 – R.U.R.: Rossums’s Universal Robots — Karel Capek
  • 10-06-14 – Event: A Philosophical Journey Through a Concept — Slavoj Zizic
  • 10-07-14 – Player Piano — Kurt Vonnegut
  • 10-08-14 – Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said — Philip K. Dick
  • 10-09-14 – A Tale of the Ragged Mountains — Edgar Allan Poe
  • 10-10-14 – Super Sad True Love Story — Gary Shteyngart
  • 10-11-14 – Butter — Erin Jade Lange
  • 10-12-14 – The Diamond Age, or A Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer — Neal Stephenson
  • 10-13-14 – Cutting For Stone — Abraham Verghese
  • 10-14-14 – When The Sleeper Wakes — H. G. Wells
  • 10-15-14 – Bicentennial Man — Isaac Asimov
  • 10-16-14 – Stone Mattress — Margaret Atwood
  • 10-17-14 – Children of Darkness and Light — Nicholas Mosbey
  • 10-18-14 – Contact — Carl Sagan
  • 10-19-14 – Perfidia — James Ellroy
  • 10-20-14 – Rocannon’s World — Ursula K. Le Guin
  • 10-21-14 – Geist and Zeitgeist: The Spirit in an Unspiritual Age — Hermann Broch
  • 10-22-14 – Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite — Anthony Trollope
  • 10-23-14 – To Die in Italbar — Roger Zelazny
  • 10-24-14 – The Girls from Corona del Mar — Rufi Thorpe
  • 10-25-14 – Arts & Entertainments — Christopher Beha
  • 10-26-14 – On the Edge — Edward St. Aubyn
  • 10-27-14 – Les Deux Poetes — Honoré de Balzac
  • 10-28-14 – The Heart Does Not Grow Back — Fred Venturini
  • 10-29-14 – The Sense of Style —Steven Pinker
  • 10-30-14 – Beautiful You — Chuck Palahniuk
  • 10-31-14 – Last Winter, We Parted — Fuminori Nakamura

Only one? I have a lot of reading to do if I follow my own suggestions.

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