18 October 2010

Currently Reading...

List started halfway through 2010.  With few exceptions, academic reading is excluded.

The French Revolution, Thomas Carlyle
Edie Sedgewick, George Plimpton
Moral Calculations: Game Theory, Logic, and Human Frailty, by Laszlo Mero
Mathematics: From the Birth of Numbers, Jan Gullberg
Cryptography: Theory and Practice, Douglas R. Stinson
The Dots-and-Boxes Game, Elwyn Berlekamp
Game Theory: a Nontechnical Introduction, Morton D. Davis
Ghostopolis, Doug TenNapel
Three Shadows, Cyril Pedrosa
Stitches, David Small
Are You My Mother?, Alison Bechdel
Fun Home, Alison Bechdel
The Road, Cormac McCarthy
Feed, M.T. Anderson
The Circle, Dave Eggers
Global Catastrophic Risks, ed. Nick Bostrom
The Man Who Knew Infinity, Robert Kanigel
Enhancing Human Capacities, ed. Julian Savulescu
The Design of Everyday Things, Donald Norman
The Kingdom of God Is Within You, Leo Tolstoy
Uglies, Scott Westerfield
A People's History of the World, Chris Harman
The Illuminatus! Trilogy, Robert Shea and Anton Wilson
Capital in the Twenty-First Century, Thomas Piketty
The Two-Year Emperor, "EagleJarl"
Worm, J. McCrae
The ABC Murders, Agatha Christie
The Wagnerian Romances, Gertrude Brownell
The Lone Samurai, William Scott Wilson
Life in a Medieval Village, Joseph and Frances Gies
Blue Mars, Kim Stanley Robinson
The Way of Heaven, Rodney L. Taylor
The Confucian Way of Contemplation, Rodney L. Taylor
A Manual of Chinese History, Endymion Wilkinson
Eugene Onegin, Alexander Pushkin (trans. Vladimir Nabokov)
Green Mars, Kim Stanley Robinson
What Painting Is, James Elkins
Red Mars, Kim Stanley Robinson
The Surgeon's Mate, Patrick O'Brian
The Fortune of War, Patrick O'Brian
The Better Angels of Our Nature, Stephen Pinker
Ulysses, James Joyce
11/22/63, Stephen King
Allegiant, Veronica Roth
Insurgent, Veronica Roth
Divergent, Veronica Roth
The Oxford History of English, ed. Lynda Mugglestone
Water Margin, Shui Hu Zhuan
Desolation Island, Oatrick O'Brian
Death at La Fenice, Donna Leon
Farm City, Novella Carpenter
Collecting Houses, Anne W. Baker
Collected Fiction, Jorge Luis Borges
The Strategy of Conflict, Thomas Schelling
Pax Romana, Jonathan Hickman
What the Dog Saw, Malcolm Gladwell
The Everyday Language of White Racism, Jane Hill
The Eisenhorn Trilogy, Dan Abnett
The Works of Mencius, Mencius
Lays of Ancient Rome, Thomas Macauley
My Friend Leonard, James Frey
Contemporary Confucian Political Philosophy, Stephen Angle
Confucianism As a World Religion, Anna Sun
The Analects of Confucius, by Confucius (trans. Arthur Waley)
Life in a Medieval Village, Frances and Joseph Gies
Brutus, Voltaire
When We Were Orphans, Kazuo Ishiguro
The Wedding of Zein, Tayeb Salih
The Mauritius Command, Patrick O'Brian
H.M.S. Surprise, Patrick O'Brian
Bright Shiny Morning, James Frey
The Big Sleep, Raymond Chandler
A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson
Post Captain, Patrick O'Brian
Master and Commander, Patrick O'Brian
State of Fear, Michael Crichton
Confessions of a Sociopath, M.E. Thomas
Two States, Chetan Bhagat
The Complete Jefferson, Thomas Jefferson
Just Kids, Patti Smith
Arabian Nights, Richard Burton
Dark Tide, Stephen Puleo
City of Djinns, William Dalrymple
Live and Let Die, Ian Fleming
War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy (trans. Anthony Briggs)
Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell
Five Point Someone, Chetan Bhagat
The White Tiger, Aravind Adiga
One Night @ the Call Center, Chetan Bhagat
Mein Kampf, Adolf Hitler
The Alchemist, Paolo Coehlo
The Bear, William Faulkner
The Pilgrim Hawk, Glenway Wescott
Noon Wine, Katherine Porter
The Overcoat, Nikolai Gogol (trans. Constance Garnett)
Billy Budd, Herman Melville
The Dead, James Joyce
Dharma Bums, Jack Kerouac
The Years of Lyndon Johnson: Master of the Senate
The Years of Lyndon Johnson: Means of Ascent
The Years of Lyndon Johnson: the Path to Power
Reamde, Neal Stephenson
Labyrinths, Jorge Luis Borges
The Use and Abuse of Literature, Marjorie Garber
River God, Wilbur Smith
Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell
Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn
Proof of Heaven, Eben Alexander
Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, Barbara Kingsolver
A Cook's Tour, Anthony Bourdain
The Life of Galileo, Bertold Brecht
Railsea, China Mieville
We Will Not Cease, Archibald Baxter
If You Ask Me, Betty White
Niue: Island of Love, Richmond Lisimoni
The Bone People, Keri Hulme
Out, Katsuo Kirino
Annie Proulx, Bird Cloud
Howl and Other Poems, Allen Ginsberg
Ariel and Other Poems, Sylvia Plath
How Late It Was, How Late, James Kelman
A Doll's House and Other Plays, Henrik Ibsen
The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde
Midnight's Children, Salman Rushdie
Hilarity Ensues, Tucker Max
Moneyball, Michael Lewis
John's Story, Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins
Rob Roy, Sir Walter Scott
A Year in Korea, David R. Wellens
Eros the Bittersweet, Anne Carson
Under the Volcano, Malcolm Lowry
Unbroken, Laura Hillenbrand
No Bone Left Unturned, Jeff Benedict
Fabliaux Fair and Foul, trans. John DuVal
The Chronicles of Clovis, Saki
Reginald in Russia, Saki
Reginald, Saki
Cryptonomicon, Neal Stephenson
The Aquariums of Pyongyang, Kang Chol Hwan
The Turner Diaries, William Luther Pierce
This Is Herman Cain!, Herman Cain
Farmer Boy, Laura Ingalls Wilder
Around the World in Eighty Days, Jules Verne
Fifty Shades of Grey, E.L. James
Last Chance to See, Douglas Adams
Nigger, Randall Kennedy
Arguably, Christopher Hitchens
Father Brown Stories, G.K. Chesterton
The Overton Window, Glenn Beck
The Post-American Presidency, Pamela Gellar
How to Write a Sentence, Stanley Fish
Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality, Eliezar Yudkowsky
The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ, Phillip Pullman
Napoleon, Paul Johnson
The Ambassadors, Henry James
Push, Sapphire
The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander
Northanger Abbey, Jane Austen
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, Amy Chua
1491, Charles Mann
Five Moral Pieces, Umberto Eco
A Grief Observed, C.S. Lewis
Sophie's World, Jostein Gaarder
Taoism: the Enduring Tradition, Russell Kirkland
The Bloodless Revolution, Tristram Stuart
Tamerlane, or Timur the Great Amir, Ahmed Ibn Arabshah
A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again, David Foster Wallace
Betrayal of the Spirit: Nori J. Muster
Executive Orders, Tom Clancy
The Way of Zen, Alan Watts
Tarnsman of Gor, John Norman
Tamerlane, Justin Marozzi
Teacher Man, Frank McCourt
The System of the World, Neal Stephenson
The Confusion, Neal Stephenson
Thank You for Smoking, Christopher Buckley
The Big Short, Michael Lewis
Preface to Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson
William Morris by Himself, Gillian Naylor
Quicksilver, Neal Stephenson
Fast Food Nation, Eric Schlosser
A Complete Guide to Heraldry, A.C. Fox-Davies
Where Men Win Glory, Jon Krakaeur
Health, John Brown
The Bedwetter, Sarah Silverman
The Coffee Trader, David Liss
Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare?, James Shapiro
Cleopatra: A Life, Stacy Schiff
Daisy Miller, Henry James
Mezzanine, Nicholson Baker
Reading Lolita in Tehran, Azar Nafisi
Mud, Sweat, and Tears, Bear Grylls
The Life and Times of Michael K., J.M. Coetzee
World War Z, Max Brooks
Piercing the Darkness, Frank Peretti
A Study of Vermeer, Edward Snow
John Everett Millais, Christine Riding
The Romantic Manifesto, Ayn Rand
Animals Make Us Human, Temple Grandin
Room, Emma Donoghue
Your Call Is Important to Us, Laura Penny
Squirrel Meets Chipmunk, David Sedaris
Committed, Elizabeth Gilbert
A Manual of Buddhism, Narada Maha Thera
90 Minutes in Heaven, Don Piper
Ficciones, Jorge Luis Borges
Maxims, François de La Rochefoucauld (trans. J.W. Bund)
The Year of Living Biblically, A.J. Jacobs
My Horizontal Life, Chelsea Handler
A Stolen Life, Jaycee Lee Dugard
Melville: His World and Work, Andrew Delbanco
Stuff White People Like, Christian Lander
On the Nature of Things, Lucretius
The Help, Kathryn Stockett
A Dance with Dragons, George R.R. Martin
Season of Migrations to the North, Tayeb Salih
Ocean Roads, James George
An Object of Beauty, Steve Martin

Heaven Is for Real, Todd Burpo
Freedom, Jonathan Franzen
The Life of Samuel Johnson, John Boswell
Lady Oracle, Margaret Atwood
Consider the Lobster and Other Essays, David Foster Wallace
Assholes Finish First, Tucker Max
Dirty Sexy Politics, Meghan McCain
The Know-It-All, A.J. Jacobs
The Rainmaker, John Grisham

Fatal Revenant, Stephen Donaldson
John Dies at the End, David Wong
The World Without Us, Alan Weisman
The White Earth, Andrew McGahan

Under the Banner of Heaven, Jon Krakaeur
Hard Times, Charles Dickens
The Confidence Man, Herman Melville
I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell, Tucker Max
Infidel, Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Interstellar Pig, William Sleator
A Million Little Pieces, James Frey

The Real Life of Sebastian Knight, Vladimir Nabokov
Into the Wild, Jon Krakaeur
The Botany of Desire, Michael Pollan
Bossypants, Tina Fey
Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar, Edgar Rice Burroughs
Son of Tarzan, Edgar Rice Burroughs
Eugene Onegin, Alexander Pushkin
Return of Tarzan, Edgar Rice Burroughs
Invitation to a Beheading, Vladimir Nabokov
Timon of Athens, William Shakespeare
Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand
Tarzan of the Apes, Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Jew of Malta, Christopher Marlowe
Nabokov and His Fiction, Julian Collony ed.
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, Douglas Adams
John Carter of Mars, Edgar Rice Burroughs

The Valla-Ljots Saga, Anonymous
Mushrooms and Toadstools in New Zealand, Marie Taylor
A Field Guide to the Edible Plants of New Zealand, Andrew Crowe

Coonardoo, Katharine Pritchard
Vladimir Nabokov: the Russian Years, Brian Boyd
Christopher Marlowe, Philip Henderson
The Spanish Tragedy, Thomas Kyd
Tamburlaine the Great, Part Two, Christopher Marlowe
Tamburlaine the Great, Part One, Christopher Marlowe
The Wisdom Books, Robert Alter
Bend Sinister, Vladimir Nabokov
Titus Andronicus, William Shakespeare
The Return of Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle
This Present Darkness, Frank Peretti
Speak, Memory, Vladimir Nabokov
Tarlton's Jests, Anonymous
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle
Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence, Doris Pilkington
Henry V, William Shakespeare
The Famous Victories of Henry V, Anonymous

Obasan, Joy Kogawa
Zadig, Voltaire
Never Let Me Go, Kazuo Ishiguro
King Leir, Anonymous
King Lear, William Shakespeare

The Runes of the Earth, Stephen R. Donaldson
The Bin Ladens, Steve Coll
The Count of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas
Colonel Roosevelt, Edmund Morris
Mostly Harmless, Douglas Adams
So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish, Douglas Adams

Life, the Universe and Everything, Douglas Adams
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, Douglas Adams

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
Accordion Crimes, Annie Proulx
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, Tom Robbins

A Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Mecca, Sir Richard Francis Burton
Les Miserables, Victor Hugo

Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot
Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Lord Byron
Microserfs, Douglas Copeland
Sons and Lovers, D.H. Lawrence
Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis

Black Hawk Down, Mark Bowden
Jitterbug Perfume, Tom Robbins
Broke, Glenn Beck
Oryx and Crake, Margaret Atwood
The Hound of the Baskervilles, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Quiet American, Graham Greene
Redburn, Herman Melville
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain
Baudolino, Umberto Eco
Catch Me If You Can, Frank Abagnale
Lolita, Vladimir Nabakov

Brother One Cell, Cullen Thomas
The World Before Man, Margaret Atwood
Cato, Joseph Addison
Country Driving, Peter Hessler
Casino Royale, Ian Fleming
Waiting for Godot, Samuel Beckett
Bartleby the Scrivener, Herman Melville
Overqualified, Joey Comeau
Washington: A Life, Ron Chernow
The Postman, David Brin
Technology: a World History, James McClellan
The Game, Neil Strauss
The Last Lecture, Randy Pausch
Breakfast at Tiffany's, Truman Capote.
The Stars My Destination, Alfred Bester.
The Yiddish Policeman's Union, Michael Chabon
Utopia, Sir Thomas More
Seize the Day, Saul Bellow

The Penelopiad, Margaret Atwood
Bend Sinister, Vladimir Nabakov

Zombie Survival Guide, Max Brooks
The Sunset Limited, Cormac McCarthy
Still Life with Woodpecker, Tom Robbins
Cyropaedia, Xenophon
America By Heart, Sarah Palin
Kingdom Come, Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins
Power of Babel, John McWhorter
The Library of Babel, Jorge Luis Borges
Nikolski, by Nicolas Dickner
The Colony of Unrequited Dreams, Wayne Johnston
Chinese Thought, Herrlee G Creel
Howl's Moving Castle, Diana Wynne Jones
Decision Points, George W. Bush
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle
Glorious Appearing, Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins
A Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess
Armageddeon, Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins

All the Pretty Horses, Cormac McCarthy
The Remnant, Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins
Mother Night, Kurt Vonnegut
Me Talk Pretty Some Day, David Sedaris
Goblin Market and Other Poems, Christina Rosetti
Desecration, Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins
Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair, William Morris
The Sign of the Four, Arthur Conan Doyle
Food Rules, Michael Pollan.
A Study in Scarlet, Arthur Conan Doyle
God Is, David Adam Richards

So You Don't Want to Go to Church Anymore, Wayne Jacobsen and Dave Coleman
An Anthropologist on Mars, Oliver Sacks
Liberal Fascism, Jonah Goldberg
Home to Harlem, Claude McKay
Eating the Dinosaur, Chuck Klosterman
The Mark, Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins
Hell's Angels, Hunter S. Thompson
King Henry IV Part One, William Shakespeare
Three Cups of Tea, Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
The Gum Thief, Douglas Coupland
Agincourt, Henry V, and the Battle That Made England, Juliet Barker

Driven by Eternity, John Bevere
Stories in the Worst Way, Gary Lutz
The Indwelling, Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, David Sedaris
A Dream of John Ball and the King's Lesson, William Morris
The Defence, Vladimir Nabakov

Welcome to the Monkey House, Kurt Vonnegut
Assassins, Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins

Cities of the Plain, Cormac McCarthy
Chants for Socialists, William Morris
Animal Farm, George Orwell
95 Theses, Martin Luther

Apollyon, Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins
The Grand Design, Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow
Soul Harvest, Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins
The Omnivore's Dilemma, Michael Pollan
Nicolae, Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins
The Tempest, William Shakespeare
Tribulation Force, Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins
Old Poems of Korea: Shijo and Hanshi, Kim Yong Nahg
Timon of Athens, William Shakespeare
Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman, Richard Feynman
Left Behind, Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins
The Name of the Rose, Umberto Eco
Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert
Solar, Ian McEwan
Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut
Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace
Perfume, Patrick Suskind
A Companion to Arthurian Literature, Helen Fulton
The Color Purple, Alice Walker
Dexter in the Dark, Jeff Lindsay
Dearly Devoted Dexter, Jeff Lindsay
Darkly Dreaming Dexter, Jeff Lindsay
All Together Dead, Charlaine Harris
Winesburg, Ohio, Sherwood Anderson
Art and Socialism, William Morris
Child of God, Cormac McCarthy
Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind, Shunryu Suzuki
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Hunter S. Thompson
On Heroes and Hero-Worship, Thomas Carlyle
Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins
Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins
The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis
The Human Stain, Philip Roth
The Purpose-Driven Life, Rick Warren
Journey to the West, Wu Cheng-En
Less Than Zero, Bret Easton Ellis
Dharma Bums, Jack Keruoac
Watership Down, Richard Adams
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Oliver Sacks
Band of Brothers, Stephen Ambrose
The Art of Racing in the Rain, Garth Stein
Three Soldiers, John Dos Passos
Kitchen Confidential, Anthony Bourdain
The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown
Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates, Tom Robbins
Pnin, Vladimir Nabakov
Pale Fire, Vladimir Nabakov
Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe
The Big Sleep, Raymond Chandler
The Remains of the Day, Kazuo Ishiguro
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest, Stieg Larrson
The Girl Who Played with Fire, Stieg Larrson
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larrson
The Book of Tea, Okakura Kakuzo
Angela's Ashes, Frank McCourt
In Cold Blood, Truman Capote
Right Ho, Jeeves, P.G. Wodehouse
My Man Jeeves, P.G. Wodehouse
Blood Meridian, Cormac McCarthy
Life Is Elsewhere, Milan Kundera
Journal of the Plague Year, Daniel Defoe
The Pat Hobby Stories, F. Scott Fitzgerald
Ivanhoe, Sir Walter Scott
The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera
Beowulf, the Monsters, and the Critics, J.R.R. Tolkien
The Year of the Flood, Margaret Atwood
Globish, Robert McCrum
Tender Is the Night, F. Scott Fitzgerald
Brokeback Mountain, Annie Proulx
The Blind Assassin, Margaret Atwood
Blindness, José Saramago
Love in the Time of Cholera, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood
Suttree, Cormac McCarthy
The Shipping News, Annie Proulx
Essays And Sketches of Mark Twain, Mark Twain
Walden, Thoreau
A Canticle for Leibowitz, Walter M. Miller
I Will Fear No Evil, Robert Heinlein
A Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin
A Feast for Crows, George R.R. Martin
A Storm of Swords, George R.R. Martin
A Clash of Kings, George R.R. Martin
Collected Poems: 1910-1918, T.S. Eliot
I Am Legend, Richard Matheson
Time Enough for Love, Robert Heinlein
Diary, Chuck Palahniuk
The Gap Into Vision: Forbidden Knowledge, Stephen R. Donaldson
The Cat Who Walks Through Walls, Robert Heinlein
Stranger in a Strange Land, Robert Heinlein
The Gap Into Conflict: the Real Story, Stephen R. Donaldson
Breaking Dawn, Stephanie Meyer
Eclipse, Stephanie Meyer
Moby Dick, Herman Melville
The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress, Robert Heinlein
No Logo, Naomi Klein
New Moon, Stephanie Meyer
Demian, Herman Hesse
Possum Living, Dolly Freed
Twilight, Stephanie Meyer
The Napoleonic Empire, Geoffrey Ellis
Temple of the Winds, Terry Goodkind
The Antichrist, Friedrich Nietzsche
Blood of the Fold, Terry Goodkind
Stone of Tears, Terry Goodkind
Wizard's First Rule, Terry Goodkind
Under the Dome, Stephen King
The Book of Five Rings, Musashi Miyamoto
King Solomon's Mines, H. Rider Haggard
Ringworld, Larry Niven
Intercourse, Andrea Dworkin
Areopagitica, John Milton
Anabasis, Xenophon
George Washington, Theodore Cabot Lodge
The Man in the High Castle, Philip K. Dick
Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Lou Guang-zhong
Sea of Silver Light, Tad Williams
Mountain of Black Glass, Tad Williams
River of Blue Fire, Tad Williams
City of Golden Shadow, Tad Williams
Garden of Eden, Ernest Hemingway
Lady Chatterley's Lover, D.H. Lawrence
The Jungle, Upton Sinclair
Eating Animals, Jonathan Safran Foer
Tender Buttons, Gertrude Stein
Three Men in a Bummel, Jerome K. Jerome
Three Men in a Boat, Jerome K. Jerome
The Code of Honor, John Lyde
The History of Napoleon, John Gibson