Current Reading List

Now that I’m on a two week break (Well, one week now) from my school work and without cable, I can focus on reading some books that I want to read.

Currently, I’m about halfway through Halting State, by Charles Stross. It’s a fascinating read, and once I finish it, hopefully tonight or tomorrow, I’ll be writing up a review for it. I also picked up a biography of Charles Schulz entitled Schulz, which is really fascinating. After that, here’s what I’ve got my by list:

Thirteen, Richard K. Morgan
A Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin *
Blood and Thunder, Hampton Sides
Salt: A World History, Mark Kurlansky *
Western Warfare, Jeremy Black *
Edison’s Eve, Gaby Wood
Summer Knight, Jim Butcher
Paris 1919, Margaret Macmillan and Richard Holbrooke

Those were the ones that I want to get to first, although I have another book on the way that I want to get to first when it comes in, called The Alchemy of Stone by Ekaterina Sedia. There’s also a new Star Wars book that came out last week, and one due out this Tuesday. After that, these are the rest of the list that I’ll get to as some point:

The Ten Cent Plague, David Hajdu
Mao, Jung Chang
A Crack in the Edge of the World, Simon Winchester
The Day of Battle, Rick Atkinson
Woken Furies, Richard K. Morgan
Generation Kill, Evan Wright
Ike, Michael Korda
Girl Sleuth, Melanie Rehak
Theodore Rex, Edmund Morris
A Civil Action, Jonathan Harr
John Adams, David McCullough
Heart-Shaped Box, Joe Hill
Devices and Desires, K.J. Parker *
Redcoats, Stephen Brumwell
The Big Red One, James Wheeler
Fury, Aaron Allston
Inferno, Troy Denning
Revelation, Karen Traviss
Invincible, Karen Traviss
Command Decision, Elizabeth Moon
Marque and Reprisal, Elizabeth Moon
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, Susana Clark *
Flu, Gina Kolata

* = Already started, just haven’t finished.

For Class next seminar:

Makers of Modern Strategy, Peter Paret
The Sling and the Stone, Col. Thomas Hammes

It’s quite a list, and I’d love to be able to finish it before the end of the year. I really want to get to some of these books. They’ve been sitting on my shelves for ages, and some are supposed to be really, really good.

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2 thoughts on “Current Reading List

  1. Both ‘Summer Knight’ and ‘A Game of Thrones’ are parts of series that I am hugely fond of. Do you intend to only read the named books or the entire series?

    Only reading ‘Summer Knight’ in particular would be a tad odd considering it’s the fourth book in the series.

  2. Nope, I’m hoping to get to the entire series for both – I’ve read the first three Dresden books and enjoyed them for light, somewhat mindless reading, but Game of Thrones is much more involved. Can’t wait to get through that. The rest of the series will most likely wait for a while though.

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