I’m not quite sure why, but I haven’t been documenting what I’ve been reading for the past few months. Laziness probably…or too busy getting on to the next thing to read. In an effort to catch up a bit, here’s a list of most of the books I’ve read lately:
- Paris to the Moon by Adam Gopnik
- Soul of a New Machine by Tracy Kidder
- Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
- The Making of the Atomic Bomb by Richard Rhodes
- How to Write by Richard Rhodes
- The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs
- Small Pieces Loosely Joined by David Weinberger
- The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
- The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien
- The Math Gene by Keith Devlin
I would especially recommend The Making of the Atomic Bomb and The Death and Life of Great American Cities, masterpieces both.
Paris to the Moon was my latest read. Gopnik is another one of those annoyingly talented New Yorker writers (along with Gladwell, Orlean, and Mead) that I just can’t get enough of. His observations on living in Paris as an American are the exact opposite of crappy.
What books have you read recently?
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