Thursday, December 16, 2010

2010 Reading List

My goal for 2010 was to read 40 books.  I'm at 36 right now, so got to get cracking these last few weeks.  Here's the current list and I will update if I finish anything else.  Interests seem to have changed a bit since 2009.



"Hamlet's Blackberry," by William Powers
"What I Talk About When I Talk About Running," by Haurki Murukami
"The Cult of the Amateur," by Andrew Keen
"A Place of My Own," by Michael Pollan
"The Circle of Simplicity," by Cecile Andrews
"Vagabonding," by Rolf Potts
"Shop Class as Soul Craft," by Mathew Crawford

Political and Societal
"3 Cups of Tea," by Greg Mortensen
"Nickeled and Dimed (On Not Getting By in America)," by Barbara Ehrenreich

"The Lost City of Z,"by David Grann
"Soul, Sweat and Survival on the Pacific Crest Trail," by Bob Holtel
"God's Middle Finger," by Richard Grant

"Spartina," by John Casey
"Island of the Blue Dolphins," by Scott O'Dell
"Beat the Reaper," by Josh Bazell
"GoWith Me," by Castle Freeman
"The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time," by Mark Haddon
"The Power of One," by Bryce Courtney
"Shardik," by Richard Adams
"Watership Down," by Richard Adams
"The Catcher in the Rye," J.D. Salinger
"Factotum," by Charles Bukowski
"The Bonfire of the Vanities," by Tom Woolfe
"Rain on the River," by Jim Dodge
"Shantaram," by David Gregory Roberts
"Stone Junction," by Jim Dodge
"Fup," by Jim Dodge

"The Cheapskates Next Door," by William Yeats

"The Thoreau You Don't Know," Robert Sullivan
"The Life and Crimes of Dong King," by Jack Newfield
"I Hope they Serve Beer in Hell," Tucker Max
"Atlas - From the Streets to the Ring," by Teddy Atlas
"Sweet William - The Life of Billy Conn," by Andrew O'Toole

Non-Bio Combat Sports
"The Boxing Scene," by Thomas Hauser
"Four Kings - Hagler, Leonard, Hearns, Duran," by George Kimball
"Sorcery at Ceasars," by Steve Marantz
"The Fighters Mind - Inside the Mental Game," by Sam Sheridan

"Making it all Work," by David Allen


Tasia said...

Looking at your book list makes me want to add more to my list, but I think I already have way too much on mine.

My goal for 2011 is to go through a reading list, so I'm currently loving looking at other people's reading lists.

Enjoy reading!

Claire Kiefer said...

Impressive list . . . I suggest your last four books be from women authors. You know, just for balance. ;) Here are some suggestions:

Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant--Anne Tyler
All About Love--bell hooks
The God of Small Things--Arundhati Roy
Black Girl, White Girl--Joyce Carol Oates
Love Walked In--Marisa de los Santos

Riley Carson said...

What will you do if one of these books are terrible?

Anna said...

Bravo. I echo Riley's question though.... there's nothing I hate more than powering through a crappy book for the sake of it. That's what undergrad was for.

Martin said...

Tasia - Thanks!

Claire - Working on "God of Small Things" right now. Thanks for the suggestions.

Riley/Anna - No, these are the books I read in 2010, not the ones I am planning on reading.