My Reading List

The last ten books I've read (or begun to read)

"I am an omnivorous reader with a strangely retentive memory for trifles." (Sherlock Holmes)

"Books are good." (Ringo Starr)

Since I've graduated, it's not really valid for me to put up a Webpage displaying all the books, CDs, and other amusements I felt were important enough to lug out to Ann Arbor every fall and back every summer.  Instead, I'll post the last ten books I've either entirely read or just started to read--I have a tendency to open several books at a time and read from each according to my mood.

I do want to say that I'm making a concerted effort nowadays to read only one book at a time.  One look at the stack of new, unread books next to my bed helped me make that decision.

I also reread stuff constantly; any titles in blue are on their second (or third, or more) go-'round.

So here we go:

  1. When You Are Engulfed in Flames (David Sedaris)
  2. Chinglish (Oliver Lutz Radtke)
  3. Making Money (Terry Pratchett)
  4. Lamentations of the Father (Ian Frazier)
  5. Anansi Boys (Neil Gaiman)
  6. Unaccustomed Earth (Jhumpa Lahiri)
  7. The Best American Comics 2007 (Chris Ware & Anne Elizabeth Moore, ed.)
  8. Bonk (Mary Roach)
  9. Japanese Core Words and Phrases (Kakuko Shoji)
  10. I Was Told There'd Be Cake (Sloane Crosley)

Furthermore, here's a complete list of the books I read in 2007.

I imagine if I'm ever feeling particularly motivated, I could also list the latest ten albums I've listened to, purchased, received, whatever.  I have to admit I buy more books than CDs, though, so the page as it stands now is much more dynamic.  What do you think?

I'd be happy to comment on or review any of these works for you if you're looking to read any of them yourself or if you're just curious. Drop me a line at the address below.

Last edited on 10 June 2008 by N. S. Heath.
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