Friday, June 23, 2017

Friday Reads: Summer reading

Oy. It's been so longearly February — since I posted a collection of links to great articles and a rundown of what I'm reading.

So let's dive in, and please share you Summer Reading Program down in the comments. I'm always looking for more things to add to my list.

Books I've finished in recent months
  • Smith of Wootton Major and Farmer Giles of Ham, by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • From Bauhaus to Our House, by Tom Wolfe
  • Trinity: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb, by Jonathan Fetter-Vorm
  • Turning Japanese, by MariNaomi
  • Lights Out: A Cyberattack, A Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath, by Ted Koppel
  • A Hundred Thousand Worlds, by Bob Proehl
  • Making Hay, by Verlyn Klinkenborg

Currently reading
  • Door to Door: The Magnificent, Maddening, Mysterious World of Transportation, by Edward Humes
  • Restless Nights: Selected Stories, by Dino Buzzati, Lawrence Venuti (translator)
  • The Avengers Omnibus, Vol. 1, by Stan Lee (writer), Jack Kirby (artist), Don Heck (artist), et al. [finally finishing this behemoth after many months]
  • ongoing Secret Empire comics series by Nick Spencer

Just checked out from library
  • Laika, by Nick Abadzis
  • Last Harvest, by Witold Rybczynski

Enthusiastic about reading in coming months
  • My Favorite Thing Is Monsters, by Emil Ferris
  • Killers of the Flower Moon, by David Grann
  • Fallen Glory: The Lives and Deaths of Twenty Lost Buildings from the Tower of Babel to the Twin Towers, by James Crawford
  • One for the Books, by Joe Queenan
  • Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest, by Zeynep Tufekci
  • Henchgirl, by Kristen Gudsnuk
  • Witness to the Revolution: Radicals, Resisters, Vets, Hippies, and the Year America Lost Its Mind and Found Its Soul, by Clara Bingham
  • The Gallows Pole, by Benjamin Myers
  • Mail-Order Mysteries: Real Stuff from Old Comic Book Ads, by Kirk Demarais
  • and so many others...

A few links to articles and essays to read
on your lunch hour or during the weekend

And if you just need a good laugh

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