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Reading Update – May 2013

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I’ve just completed my last book – The Instant Economist by Timothy Taylor – on my reading list that I started way back in 2012. It has been slow go, especially at the beginning, but things picked up in 2012 after reducing time devoted to the “evils” of social media.

While I was finishing off once reading list, I was slowly—and ambitiously—compiling another that should take me till the end of the year and probably beyond it. The list is tentative, of course, and contains all types of genres, sizes, and lengths. There’s even a graphic novel in there. J

Anyway, here’s my list:

  • Little Green Men by Christopher Buckley
  • Supreme Courtship by Christopher Buckley
  • 3 Nights in August by Buzz Bissinger
  • The Trials of Socrates by I.F. Stone
  • The Zeroes by Randall Lane
  • Hedgehogging by Barton Biggs
  • The Fifties by David Halberstam
  • Capitalism and Freedom by Milton Friedman
  • Inside the Sky by Robert Langewiesche
  • Sahara Unveiled by Robert Langewiesche
  • The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman
  • Taking On the Trust by Steve Weinberg
  • The Defection of A.J. Lewinter by Robert Littell
  • One Minute To Midnight by Michael Dobb
  • The Man Who Loved China by Simon Winchester
  • The History of the Ancient World by Susan Wise Bauer
  • The Watchman by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
  • The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris
  • In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
  • The Declaration of Independents by Nick Gillespie and Matt Welch
  • The Siege of Mecca by Yaroslav Trofimov
  • The Worldly Philosophers by Robert L. Heilbroner
  • Teachings From the Worldly Philosophy by Robert L. Heilbroner
  • Panic by Michael Lewis
  • Grand Pursuits by Sylvia Nasar
  • The Hallowed Ground by Bruce Catton
  • Trotsky: Downfall of a Revolutionary by Bertrand M Patenaude
  • The Chief by David Nasaw
  • Best Music Writing of 2005 edited by JT Leroy
  • Ten Cent Plague by David Hadju
  • Extra 2% by Jonah Keri
  • Hitlerland by Andrew Nagorski
  • Stranded edited by Greil Marcus
  • Marooned edited by Phil Freeman
  • Let it Blurt by Jim Derogatis
  • Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung by Lester Bangs
  • The Berlin Wall by Frederick Taylor
  • The Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammert
  • Readme by Neal Stephenson
  • Quest by Daniel Yergin
  • The Whole Equation by David Thomson
  • True Crimes edited by Harold Schechter
  • The Ideas of Great Philosophers by William S. Sahakian and Mabel Lewis Sahakian
  • The Puzzle Palace by James Bamford
  • The Skeptic by Terry Teachout
  • The Pirate Hunter by Richard Zacks
  • Hedge Fund Market Wizards by Jack Schwager
  • Rum Diary by Hunter S Thompson
  • Engineers of the Soul by Frank Westerman
  • A Mencken Chrestomathy by HL Mencken
  • Literary Rogues by Andrew Shaffer
  • India Becoming by Akash Kapur
  • Culture edited by John Brockman
  • Mastery by Robert Greene
  • The Information by James Gleick
  • The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
  • Sacred Games by Vikram Chandra
  • Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
  • Why Does the World Exist by Jim Holt
  • Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
  • A History of Egypt by Jason Thompson
  • The Hemlock Cup by Bettany Hughes
  • The Creators by Daniel J Boorstin
  • The Discoverers by Daniel J Boorstin
  • Looming Tower by Lawrence Wright
  • Legacy of Ashes by Tim Weiner

Wish me luck!

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Written by niraj

May 3rd, 2013 at 9:38 pm

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  1. Hi Niraj,

    Try these two books. You may like it

    1. Stone’s Fall by Iain Pears
    2. An instance of the fingerpost by the same author


    4 May 13 at 12:15

  2. JK:

    I’ve heard good things about Iain Pears. Will add both books to my list. Thanks for the recommendations.


    4 May 13 at 23:11

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