Scaling Mount Doom: September 2020

Beginning last month, I decided to start doing a monthly ‘face-the-verdict’ post  to help me stay focused on my TBR takedown, and the related goal of further minimizing my book collection. This month bears witness to the fact that I’m in COVID quarantine…

TBR Books Read in September (Previous month: 8 titles)

The Coddling of the American Mind, Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt. Purchased in 2019.
The Vanishing American Adult, Ben Sasse. Purchased in 2019.
The School Revolution, Ron Paul. Gift from a friend in 2018.
A Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaled Hosseini.  Acquired from library booksale in 2019.
Star Trek Vanguard: What Judgments Come, Dayton Ward &  Kevin Dilmore. Purchased March 2018.
And the Mountains Echoed, Khaled Hosseini
Enemy at the Gate: Hapsburgs, Ottomans, and the Battle for Europe, Roger Crowley. Purchased September 2017.
How Alexander Hamilton Screwed up America, Brion McClanahan
Lives of Famous Romans, Olivia Coolridge
The Demon’s Brood: A History of the Plantagenet Dynasty, Desmond Seward

TBR Books Scheduled for October:

Ring of Steel: Germany and Austria-Hungary in World War 1, Alexander Watson. 
The German War: A Nation under Arms
 , Nicholas Stargardt. Purchased September 2017.

Reward Books Purchased:
Inside a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know, Alexandra Horowitz

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5 Responses to Scaling Mount Doom: September 2020

  1. Cyberkitten says:

    I’ve been watching a series of YouTube vids on WW1 which have given me lots of ideas for reading. Ring of Steel certainly made the list! I look forward to your review as you’re bound to get around to it before I do.

  2. Its been on my list since 2014, when I did that Great War run. I’m 300 pages into it presently. Definitely a needed perspective. Will be interesting to compare it to The German War, which is WW2 focused. What’s the YT series? I should be home late next week but will have to quarantine still until I get negative resilts… test is on the 7th!

  3. Cyberkitten says:

    Good Luck with the test!

    The YouTube series is called ‘The Great War’. There are just over 670 videos in the series. I’m just over 500 in. I’ve been very impressed.

  4. Sharon Wilfong says:

    The first couple of books you’ve listed look good. I’ll have to look them up and see what the authors have to say.

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