TBR of Doom

What I’ve Read This Year

Below are owned-but-unread titles in my collection, listed here to spur me to reading them. In 2019 I will be working on the TBR of Doom by taking part in the “Mount TBR Reading Challenge”.

The Oil Kings: How the US, Iran, and Saudi Arabia Changed the Balance of Power in the Middle East, Andrew Scott Cooper
The Return of the Primitive: The Anti-Industrial Revolution, Ayn Rand
The Moral Animal, Robert Wright
The Essential Russell Kirk, Russell Kirk
Honor: A History, James Bowman
The Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings, Abolqasem Ferdowsi
The Church and  the Market: A Catholic Defense of the Free Economy,
 Thomas E. Woods
Constitutional Chaos | The Constitution in Exile | A Nation of Sheep, Andrew Napolitano
The Ends of the Earth: The Polar Regions of the World, Isaac Asimov
Ironies of Faith: The Laughter at the Heart of Christian Literature, Anthony Esolen
On the Good Life, Marcus Tullius Cicero

The Afghan Campaign, Steven Pressfield
Defeat in the West, Milton Shulman and Ian Jacob
The Network: The Battle for the Airwaves, Scott Woolley
Sword and Serpent, Taylor Marshall
The Return of George Washington, Edward J. Larson
Atomic Awakening: The History and Future of Nuclear Power, James Mahaffrey
The Cultural Revolution: A People’s History, Frank Dikotter
Forgotten Continent: A New History of the New Latin America, Michael Reid
Belt and Road: A Chinese World Order, Bruno Macaes
ST: My Enemy, My Ally, Diane Duane

~~ 2020’s TBR TAKEDOWNS ~~
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 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 Arms, Nicholas Stargardt
Who Killed the Constitution?, ed. Thomas E. Woods
ST Vanguard: Storming Heaven, David Mack
ST Vanguard: In Tempest’s Wake, Dayton Ward

4 Responses to TBR of Doom

  1. troutbirder says:

    Can I recommend reading about that “shithole” Haiti. As tragedies several hundred of years of French rule and American interference, invasions and abuse. And then a catastrophic earthquake which killed hundred of thousand and destroyed nearly everything. My son went there shortly after and described what he saw and how little aid was coming in. That's not what American media portrayed…:(

  2. Stephen says:

    Yes, I'm hoping to find something that covers Haiti and the D.R. together, since they're neighbors on the same island. (Did your son make any mention of Doctors without Borders? Their literature at the time was intensely focused on Haiti relief efforts.)

  3. Bev Hankins says:

    Glad you've found the Mount TBR Challenge. Good luck with your TBR of Doom!

  4. Stephen says:

    Thank you for hosting, and good luck to you as well!

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