A few weeks into the new TBR Takedown Challenge (Bigger! Better!), I’m making excellent progress:
Liberty, Defined, Ron Paul
Big Box Swindle, Stacy Mitchell
Saving Congress from Itself, James Buckley
Cyber War: The Next Threat to National Security, Richard Clarke
When Asia Was the World, Stewart Gordon
Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet, Andrew Blum
“Six! Wowzers! You’re halfway home!” Well, not quite. The ‘full’ count will be seventeen, but we’re a third of the way in and going strong. There are a couple of reviews pending.
Still to come:
The Obstacle is the Way, Ryan Holiday.
Trucking Country: The Road to America’s Wal-Mart Economy, Shane Hamilton.
10% Human, Alanna Collen.
The Great Debate: Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine and the Birth of Right and Left, Yural Levin.
Don’t Hurt People and Don’t Take Their Stuff, Matt Kibbe.
Domesticated: Evolution in a Man-Made World, Richard Francis.
The Orthodox Church, Kalistos (Timothy) Ware. A history of the Eastern Orthodox.
Also, I’m all but finished with the planned series into early Islamic history that’s been ongoing since the beginning of the year. So far, we’ve had Destiny, Disrupted; After the Prophet; and In God’s Path, with unplanned works sprinkled in. It’s become more of a series on the middle east in general, and has been especially heavy on Iran, and only one remains in the ‘planned’ reading — a work on Islam and Central Asia. There will be more ME stuff than that, however, as I intend on doing one book each for Turkey, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia.
Annnnnnnnnnnd I’m almost done with my Cybersecurity sweep! This year we’ve had Data and Goliath, Future Crimes, and more recently, Cyber War plus a couple of extras. No Place to Hide will follow later in the year, after the TBR challenge. So, halfway into the year, things are looking good.