Scaling Mount Doom: 2020

The following titles were TBR titles read in 2020. From August on, they were part of the on-going Scaling Mount Doom series, in which I suspended book purchases except as rewards for reading TBR titles. The ban on book purchases has been temporarily lifted in January because I like to start the year off with a fun mix of things, but it will be reinstated in Feb. One of my goals for 2021 is to finish off the TBR pile. I haven’t linked to reviews for all of these, because some were covid shorties published from my quarantine residence sans computer.

The United States of Beer,Dame Huckelbridge
Aerial Geology,  Mary Caperton
ST Voyager: Seven of Nine, Christie Golden
The Founding Fathers Guide to the ConstitutionBrion McClanahan
ST Enterprise: Uncertain Logic, Christopher L Bennett
By the People: Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission, Charles Murray
Star Wars: Darth Plagueis, James Luceno
The Architecture of Happiness, Alain de Botton How Dante Can Save Your Life,  Rod Dreher
American Illiad: The Story of the Civil War, Charles Roland The Left, The Right, and the State, Lew Rockwell
Reluctant Witnesses: Children’s Voices from the Civil War,  Emmy E. Werner The Great Ron Paul: The Scott Horton Show Interviews, 2004 – 2019, Scott Horton
This Republic of Suffering, Drew Gilpin Faust
To the Ends of the Universe, Isaac AsimovGo Directly to Jail: The Criminializaton of Almost Everything, ed. Gene Healy The Coddling of the American Mind, Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt
The Vanishing American Adult, Ben Sasse
The School Revolution, Ron Paul
A Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaled Hosseini
ST Vanguard: What Judgments Come, Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore
American Contempt for Liberty, Walter Williams
The Enemy at the Gate: Hapsburgs, Ottomans, and the Battle for Europe, Andrew Wheatcroft
How Alexander Hamilton Screwed Up America, Brion McClanahan
And the Mountains Echoed, Khaled Hosseini
Lives of Famous Romans, Olivia Coolridge
The Persian Puzzle: The Conflict Between Iran and the United States, Kenneth Pollack
Ring of Steel: Germany and Austria-Hungary in WW1, Alexander Watson
Demon’s Brood:  A History of the Plantagenet Dynasty, Desmond Seward
The German War: A Nation Under ArmsNicholas Stargardt
Who Killed the Constitution?, ed. Thomas E. Woods
ST Vanguard: Storming Heaven, David Mack
ST Vanguard: In Tempest’s Wake, Dayton Ward
The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West, David McCullough
The Afghan CampaignSteven Pressfield
Defeat in the West, Milton Shulman and Ian Jacob
Silent Night: The  Remarkable Christmas Truce of 1914, Stanley Weintraub
The Ends of the Earth: The Polar Regions of the World, Isaac Asimov

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4 Responses to Scaling Mount Doom: 2020

  1. Wow, what an eclectic list of books! Love it! I’ve been meaning to read Lives of the Famous Romans (I have a nice old hardcover) and McCullough is one of my favourite living authors! I can’t wait to see what you manage to read in 2021!

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