Better off read than dead

Hello everyone—I hope the new year finds all of my friends well and ready to make this year the most extraordinary ever.

Despite the arbitrary nature of where we decide to mark a date on a calendar and call it the start of the new year, I do tend to take the opportunity to make certain promises to myself. You might call them resolutions, but my resolve can be a little bit more ephemeral than that. Last year I decided that I should read more. Now by no means have I earned the modifier “prolific” in my reading, but last year I did read significantly more than usual. Follow me on Good Reads to keep up with me this year where I will be trying to read even more! As an interesting aside, about three quarters of the books on my reading list were read on a Kindle. I guess that means it works.

My 2010 Reading List

New books

Anthem
Ayn Rand
1984
George Orwell
The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future
Mark Bauerlein
Surface Detail
Iain M. Banks
Snow Crash
Neal Stephenson
Cruel and Usual Punishment: The Terrifying Global Implications of Sharia Law
Nonie Darwish
God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything
Christopher Hitchens
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
Steven D. Levitt
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson
The Girl With Who Played With Fire
Stieg Larsson
One Very Big Picture
Sydney Hickman
A User’s Guide to the Universe: Surviving the Perils of Black Holes, Time Paradoxes, and Quantum Uncertainty
Dave Goldberg
Coders At Work
Peter Seibel
Being Geek
Michael Lopp
Value-able
Roger Montgomery

Audio books

Ender’s Game
Orson Scott Card
For Whom The Bell Tolls
Ernest Hemingway
1776
David McCullough

Re-read

Hyperion
Dan Simmons
The Fall of Hyperion
Dan Simmons

Abandoned

The City & the City (50%)
China MiƩville
  1. Nat says:

    Great work! It just needs to have a review or ranking next to each book so others can be inspired to read them or in other cases save valuable time in their lives by avoiding it :)

  2. @nat: If you click through to my Good Reads page, I have given a rating to every book on the list

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