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Summer reading list

June 9, 2009

A post over at Reporting on a Revolution earlier today reminded me that there was a summer reading list meme started — maybe last week (?) … I forget where now.

At this point in my life, I know myself pretty well. I know how long it takes me to get through books. So … this list contains both books I have already started and hope to finish as well as ones I’d like to start (and not finish until next year sometime):

Feel free to leave a link to your list in the comment thread below.

UPDATE (6/10/2009): See a much longer list of popular science books on ScienceFriday’s website here. They asked for suggestions with Twitter and got a lot of great suggestions.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. annejefferson permalink
    June 9, 2009 8:11 am

    I’ll be interested to hear your review of the Ruddiman book. I’ve heard him speak and it’s compelling, and I’ve been tempted to get the book.

  2. June 9, 2009 8:16 am

    annejefferson … yeah, I have heard that his presentations about this topic are thought-provoking … I haven’t seen him speak, but heard from several friends/colleagues about it.

  3. June 9, 2009 9:13 am

    Flowers for Algernon is a classic, one I re-read every decade or so.

    Here’s my reading list:

  4. June 9, 2009 10:24 am

    I have only read a short bit of Sand but so far it is terrific.

  5. June 9, 2009 10:28 am

    David … your comment reminded me that your book is on my list too! … I’ve updated the post.

  6. lockwooddewitt permalink
    June 9, 2009 11:53 am

    Daniel Keyes was teaching at Ohio University in Athens when I was a high-schooler. His daughter, Hillary, was the first girl I ever took out on a date. Imagine the dismay of a geeky, nerdy sci-fi kid going to pick up his first date, and confronting her dad. I hadn’t realized they were the same Keyes. Urp. Gotta say, the Hugo Award is cool, but the Nebula is stunningly beautiful. Just found this meme, and considering playing, but I hardly read books anymore… I’m an internet junkie.

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