Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Fall/Winter Reading List begins

Just in case anyone is sitting around thinking, "Gee, I wonder what Jen is going to be reading this winter?", here's the preliminary list. During the quiet hours at work this morning, I compiled a cohesive list from the pages of my favorite tiny marble notebook that is with me at all times for jotting down important things that would otherwise become lost in my brain stew. There's fiction and non-fiction both, and I also checked which of my two libraries has them and which ones I'm hoping to get through ILL. That's right...I'm ILLin' to read! Word.

Available at Brooks Mem. Library

Asterios Polyp, by David Mazzucchelli

The Anthologist by Nicholson Baker (also available in Spfld!)

The Interrogative Mood: A Novel? Padgett Powell

Shop Class as Soulcraft by Matthew Crawford (also available in Spfld!)

The Disappearing Spoon and Other True Tales of Madness, Love and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of Elements by Sam Kean

The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values
by Sam Harris (when available)

For ILL:


Power, Sex, Suicide: Mitochondria and the Meaning of Life
(1996) by Nick Lane
Life Ascending: The Ten Great Inventions of Evolution (2009) Nick Lane
Oxygen: The Molecule that Made the World (2002) Nick Lane

Essays from the Nick of Time: Reflections and Refutations
by Mark Slouka

Cows, Pigs, Wars and Witches: The Riddles of Culture
by Marvin Harris
Cannibals and Kings by Marvin Harris

Linked by Albert Laszlo Barbasi

The Machinery of Life
by David S. Goodsell


I Am Not Sidney Poitier
by Percival Everett
Lowboy by John Wray

Anyone got any good recommendations or books you've got your eyes on for the Fall/Winter?

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