A couple of days ago I received a book in the mail and a little alarm bell went off in my head, the subconscious recognition that yep, I’ve not another stack of unread nonfiction books: at least twelve. I toyed with the idea of re-instituting the To-Be-Read Takedown Challenge , but realized this lot was mostly politics, philosophy, and history. Not especially varied, that, so I bought three tech books. Problem solved! I’m definitely fixed for June: from the library, I have books on the Great War, volcanoes, earthquakes, and animals; and from my own stack, I’ve got cybersecurity, internet infrastructure, politics, political philosophy, science, and Asian history.
Below are ten items on the new TBR list, though the full number is more like fifteen.
To Be Read Takedown Challenge II: Bigger and Better!
1. The Obstacle is the Way, Ryan Holiday. Yet another neo-Stoic offering, I believe, and a recent acquisition.
2. Trucking Country: The Road to America’s Wal-Mart Economy, Shane Hamilton. Bought this in December, but my interest petered out when I realized it was more about politics and economics than driving.
3. 10% Human,
Alanna Collen. Also starring on the science TBR
list! Purchased in January.
4. The Great Debate: Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine and the Birth of Right and Left, Yural Levin. Purchased last June.
5. The Big Box Swindle: The True Cost of Mega Retailers, Stacey Mitchell.
6. Don’t Hurt People and Don’t Take Their Stuff, Matt Kibbe. An intro to the non-aggression principle, I’m guessing.
7. Domesticated: Evolution in a Man-Made World, Richard Francis. Another feature from the science TBR.
8. The Orthodox Church, Kalistos (Timothy) Ware. A history of the Eastern Orthodox.
9. Saving Congress from Itself, James Buckley
10. Cyberwar: The Next Threat to National Security, Richard Clarke