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.  I’m presently only allowing myself to buy a new book once I’ve read four TBR titles. (Unlessthere’sabookonsalebecauseIwanteditanyway.)


The Oil Kings: How the US, Iran, and Saudi Arabia Changed the Balance of Power in the Middle East, Andrew Scott Cooper
The Moral Animal, Robert Wright
The Essential Russell Kirk, Russell Kirk
Constitutional Chaos | The Constitution in Exile | A Nation of Sheep, Andrew Napolitano
On the Good Life, Marcus Tullius Cicero

Atomic Awakening: The History and Future of Nuclear Power, James Mahaffrey
Belt and Road: A Chinese World Order, Bruno Macaes
ST: My Enemy, My Ally, Diane Duane

2021’s TBR Takedowns

Alabama: Making of an American State, Edwin C. Bridges
Why We are Here: Mobile and the Spirit of an American City, E.O. Wilson & Alex Harris
The Network: The Battle for the Airwaves and the Birth of the Communications Age, Scott Woolley
Forgotten Continent: A New History of the New Latin America, Michael Reid
The Cultural Revolution: A People’s History, Frank Dikotter
Jesus the Son of Man, Kahlil Gibran
Ironies of Faith: The Laughter at the Heart of Christian Literature, Anthony Esolen
Sword and Serpent, Taylor Marshall
Return of the Primitive, Ayn Rand
Enemies: A History of the FBI, Tim Weiner
Broke, USA: How the Working Poor Became Big Business, Gary Rivlin
Gambling with Other People’s Money: How Perverse Incentives Caused the Financial Crisis, Russ Roberts
Solzhenitsyn: A Soul in Exile, Joseph Pearce
The First Conspiracy: The Plot to Kill George Washington, Brad Meltzer
The Return of George Washington: Uniting the States, Edward Larson
The First Men in the Moon, Jules Verne

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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