My reading list

So back in the day, when I was prowling the Megadeth message board I got into a habit. There was a “Post what you are reading” thread which coincided with my growing interest in books (in fact I got quite a few good recommendations out of that thread). Every time I finished a book I’d post the date and a quick comment (comment is too generous maybe a phrase i.e: “Liked the book, moving on to read ….).

That thread has long since been deleted and frankly I miss writing down the dates when I finished a book because it seems like a clear indicator of the mood and reading habits that I had in those years, and I quite enjoy seeing the evolution and reminiscing.

A couple of years ago I salvaged the soon-to-dissapear list but never continued to update it. Now that I’m going digital. I’d figure I’d:

1- Retake the habit (I started writing down the dates in October)

2- Share the list that I salvaged.

Without without further ado,

22-12-09: Catch 22

1-12-09: Edgar Allan Poe – Complete Prose & Poetry

3-3-10: Issac Assimov – Foundation and Empire

24-11-10: H.P.Lovecraft – Beginning of the End

25-11-10: Orson Scott Card – Ender’s Game

1-11-10: Robert Heinlein – Stranger in a Strange Land

3-3-11: Steven Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  – Freakonomics

3-4-11: Douglas Adams – Hitchhicker’s Guide to the Galaxy

3-21-11: Graham Greene – The Quiet American

3-27-11: Issac Assimov – The Gods Themselves

4-18-11: Harper Lee – To Kill a Mocking Bird

5-15-11: Truman Capote – In Cold Blood

5-29-11: Kurt Vonnegut – Slaughterhouse V – The Children’s Crusade

06-13-11: Ray Bradbury – The Martian Chronicles

07-04-11: Terry Pratchet – The Colour of Magic

07-26-11: Philip K. Dick – Martian Time-slip

9-27-11: J.R.R. Tolkien – Children of Hurin

11-4-11: Maria Dueñas – El tiempo entre costuras

11-4-11: Nick Horby – High Fidelity

11-20-11: Philip K.Dick – The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldrich

11-25-11: Kevin Smith – Shootin the shit

12-2-11: Philip K.Dick – Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

12-11-11: Philip K.Dick – Ubik

12-29-11: J.R.R Tolkien – Lord of the Rings (re-read)

1-13-12: Philip K. Dick – A Scanner Darkly

2-6-12: Peter Biskind – Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the sex-drugs-and-Rock N’Roll Generation Saved Hollywood

5-12-12: Douglas Adams – Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency

6-18-12: Henry David Thoreau – Walden, or Life in the Forest

7-30-12: Douglas Adams – The Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul

9-16-12: Hunter S. Thompson – Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

10-14-12: Douglas Adams – The Salmon of doubt

12-11-12: Robert Heinlein – The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

1-12-13: Patrick Suskind – Perfume: The Story of a Murder

1-21-13: ??? – Unknown Pleasures

1-23-13: Philip K.Dick – The Man in the High Castle

2-25-13: Anonymous – Beowulf

3-7-13: Arthur C. Clarke – Childhood’s End

4-14-13: Arturo Perez Reverte – El Club Dumas

Dateless following the list:

Star Diaries – Stanislaw Lem

Civil Disobedience – Henry David Thoreau

Sirens of Titan – Kurt Vonnegut

Rendezvous with Ramma – Arthur C. Clarke

Grendel – John Gardner

Andromeda Strain – Michael Critchton


So to retake it –

Contact – Carl Sagan 9-10-2016

A Grief Observed – C.S. Lewis 30-10-2016

Red Dragon – Thomas Harris 5-11-2016

A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole 31-12-2016


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