What Me, Read?


Now that the old year (and decade?) is gone I wonder if there will be any change in my reading selection or even more telling, in my suggested reading lists? Then again, will the incineration of Australia and a hot war in the middle east diminish any concern for what we’re going to read next?

Looking back at the December list I do notice that I am suggesting more “non-fiction.”  For quite a few years during my peak go-to-business-and-make-money years I read “non-fiction” almost exclusively (although this was also the time I dabbled in Science Fiction unsuccessfully).

Now I’m feeling more like retreating further into genre fiction in order to soften my brain and hide from the horror and destruction of real-life. Maybe it’s time to read Trstram Shandy again?

But in case you missed it, here are the suggested (not necessarily recommended since I haven’t read most of them) list from the last month of 2019 (I highly recommend the Wordsworth)

12-01-19 – The Water Dancer — Ta-Nehisi Coates
12-02-19 – The Feral Detective — Jonathan Lethem
12-03-19 – The Memory Police: A Novel — Yoko Ogawa
12-04-19 – Five Windows — Jon Roemer
12-05-19 – Doxology — Nell Zink
12-06-19 – We, the Survivors — Tash Aw
12-07-19 – An American Sunrise — Joy Harjo
12-08-19 – Domenicana — Angie Cruz
12-09-19 – A Door In the Earth — Amy Waldman
12-10-19 – Sontag: Her Life and Work — Benjamin Moser
12-11-19 – Gun Island — Amitav Ghosh
12-12-19 – Code Girls — Liza Mundy
12-13-19 – Babel — Gaston Dorren
12-14-19 – Lyrical Ballads — William Wordsworth
12-15-19 – Who Rules the World?— Noam Chomsky
12-16-19 – The Upstairs Wife — Rafia Zakaria
12-17-19 – The Body — Bill Bryson
12-18-19 – The Winds of Change — Peter Hennessey
12-19-19 – Face It — Debbie Harry
12-20-19 – The Box Man — Kobo Abé
12-21-19 – Critical Thinking — Richard L Epstein
12-22-19 – Reality Is Not What It Seems — Carlo Rovelli
12-23-19 – In Praise of Difficult Women — Karen Karbo
12-24-19 – The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming — David Wallace-Wells
12-25-19 – The Sagas of the Icelanders — Jane Smilely
12-26-19 – The Familiar, Volume 3: Honeysuckle & Pain — Daniel Z. Danielewaki
12-27-19 – The Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens — Wallace Stevens
12-28-19 – Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs — Lisa Randall
12-29-19 – Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now — Jaron Lanier
12-30-19 – How We Misunderstand Economics and Why It Matters — David Leiser
12-31-19 – What It Means to Be Moral: Why Religion Is Not Necessary for Living an Ethical Life— Phil Zuckerman

Note: It’s All Fiction: Check the Rules.


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