Monday, January 09, 2006

Quasi-Belated New Years Resolution: One Book, One Week...

I know, revolutionairy right? But I think I watch too much TV, so it's probably a good thing. Also, it might cabin my habit of reading 4+ books at once (I have 5 currently open.) I'm actually going for 50 books total, so we'll see how this goes.

# 1 The Assissins' Gate, by George Packer.
# 2 & #3 'Mind Game' & 'Basketball on Paper'
# 4 'Fargo Rock City' By Chuck Klosterman
# 5 'Futebol: Soccer the Brazillian Way' by Alex Bellos
# 6 'The Sixth Man: A Year in the NBA Playground' by Chris Palmer
# 7 Shanks For Nothing by Rick Reilly
# 8 Killing Yourself to Live by Chuck Klosterman
# 9 The Republican War on Science by Chris Mooney
#10 A Thinking Fans Guide to the World Cup edited by Matt Weiland and Sean Wilsey
#11 Crashing the Gate by Jerome Armstrong and Markos Moulitasis Zuniga
#12 How Would a Patriot Act? by Glenn Greenwald
#13 The Miracle of Castel di Sangro by Joe McGinnis
#14 Fiasco: A History of Hollywood's Iconic Flops by James Robert Parish
#15 Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky
#16 Baseball Between the Numbers edited by Jonah Keri (posted at TWT)
#17 On Bullshit by Harry G. Frankfurt
#18 Zero: A Biography of a Dangerous Idea by Charles Seife
#19 The Cold War: A New History by John Lewis Gaddis
#20 Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs by Chuck Klosterman
#21 Killer Instinct by Joseph Finder
#22 Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell
#23 The Devil Wears Pinstripes by Jim Caple
#24 The Good Fight by Peter Beinart
#25 Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack Weatherford
#26 A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage
#27 How Soccer Explains the World by Franklin Foer
#28 Brilliant Orange by David Winner
#29 The Mind of Bill James by Scott Gray
#30 Triumph and Tragedy in Mudville by Stephen Jay Gould
#31 FantasyLand by Sam Walker
#32 In the Shadow of the Law by Kermit Roosevelt
#33 Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell
#34 What's My Name, Fool? by Dave Zirin
#35 The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
#36 The Blind Side by Michael Lewis
#37 Hood by Stephen Lawhead
#38 A Feast For Crows by George R.R. Martin
#39 The Conservative Soul by Andrew Sullivan
#40 A History of Warfare by John Keegan
#41 To Hate Like This is To Be Happy Forever by Will Blythe
#42 The Code: The Unwritten Rules of Fighting and Retaliation in the NHL by Ross Bernstein
#43 Homicide by David Simon
#44 The Face of Battle by John Keegan

May Book Pile

Book Pile

The First World War by John Keegan
Taliesen by Stephen Lawhead
40 Million Dollar Slaves by William Rhoden
Blue Blood by Edward Conlon
The Physics of Superheroes by James Kakalios
The Great Risk Shift by Jacob Hacker
The Winner's Curse

Open To Some Extent
Soccer in Sun and Shadows by Eduardo Galeano
A History of God by Karen Armstrong
The Breaks of the Game by David Halberstam
The Daemon-Haunted World by Carl Sagan
The Road to Surfdom by F.A. Hayek
The Constitution of Libery by F.A. Hayek

The Sling and the Stone by Thomas X. Hammes
Ball Four by Jim Bouton
Doc Holliday
Cobra II
The One Percent Doctrine by Ron Sunskind
The Left Hand of God by Michael Lerner
A Death in Belmont by Sebastian Junger
Billions and Billions by Carl Sagan
The Art of War by Sun Tzu
The Best Interests of Baseball by Andrew Zimbalist
The Sound and the Fury by Dave Kindred
Club Life
A Conflict of Visions by Thomas Sowell
Wealth and Democracy by Kevin Phillips
American Theocracy by Kevin Phillips
Anonymous Lawyer by Jeremy Blachman
Please Kill Me: The Oral History of Punk


Fletch said...

Good luck. Books are hard. I suggest you try reading a few really short books, like "The Giving Tree" and "Green Eggs and Ham." That way when you get bogged down on the longer ones your average will stay high. Call it garbage time.

Frankie said...

One of the things I am really looking forward to after my thesis is pleasure reading. I love it!

reader_iam said...

Jeez, you make it sound like eating your liver and Brussels sprouts or something.

(Then I again, I like those food items--would even eat 'em as a young kid.)

mortnut said...

You think you watch too much tube: