Monday, January 02, 2012

2012 Reading List

I read a fair number of books. This year, I'll use this post to keep track of books I've read as well as those which I'm currently reading. This is partially because I'm curious to know how many books I read in a given year, and partially on the remote chance that someone is interested on my take regarding a particular tome.

At the end of the year, I'll try to give a bit of feedback regarding each book--at a minimum, something like this.

Bourgeois Virtues - Deirdre McCloskey
Deer Hunting with Jesus - Joe Bageant
Bourgeois Dignity - Deirdre McCloskey
Fear and Loathing: on the Campaign Trail '72 - Hunter S. Thompson
Conscientious Objections - Neil Postman
The Golden Bough - James Frazer (the one volume abridgement)
Coming Apart - Charles Murray
The Crusader – Timothy Stanley
Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
The Merry Wives of Windsor - Shakespeare
A Treatise of Human Nature - David Hume
Conceived in Liberty vol. I - Murray Rothbard
Elizabeth I - Paul Johnson
Diamond Age - Neal Stephenson
The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana - Umberto Eco
Thank You, Jeeves! - P. G. Wodehouse
The Bell Curve - Richard Herrnstein and Charles Murray
Jesus: A Biography From a Believer - Paul Johnson
Sophist - Plato
Renaissance in Italy: The Age of the Despots - John Addington Symonds
Technopoly - Neil Postman
The Right Stuff - Tom Wolfe
Statesman - Plato
Renaissance in Italy: The Revival of Learning - John Addington Symonds
Eating the Dinosaur - Chuck Klosterman
Bowling Alone - Robert Putnam
Renaissance in Italy: The Fine Arts - John Addington Symonds
The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism - Max Weber
2001: A Space Odyssey - Arthur C. Clarke
Evelyn Waugh: The Early Years, 1903-1939 - Martin Stannard
Introduction to Moral Theology - Romanus Cessario, O.P.
A Game of Thrones - George R. R. Martin 
Not Taco Bell Material - Adam Carolla
Evelyn Waugh: The Later Years, 1939-1966 - Martin Stannard
A Clash of Kings - George R. R. Martin
The Theory of Education in the United States - Albert Jay Nock
Renaissance in Italy: Italian Literature (I-II) - John Addington Symonds
Bobos in Paradise - David Brooks
Truth and Tolerance - Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger
A Storm of Swords - George R. R. Martin
Renaissance in Italy: The Catholic Reaction (I-II) - John Addington Symonds
Marriage: The Rock on Which the Family is Built - William E. May
A Feast for Crows - George R. R. Martin
The Papacy - Paul Johnson
Parmenides - Plato
A History of Ancient Greek Literature - Gilbert Murray
In the Beginning... Was the Command Line - Neal Stephenson
A Dance with Dragons - George R. R. Martin
The Church Impotent - Leon Podles
Popular Crime - Bill James
Bad Religion - Ross Douthat
The Cambridge Medieval History vol. II
The Prague Cemetery - Umberto Eco
The Praise of Folly - Erasmus
The Degradation of the Democratic Dogma - Henry Adams
Glittering Images - Camile Paglia
Back to Blood - Tom Wolfe
One for the Books - Joe Queenan
The Complete Joy of Homebrewing - Charles Papazian
The Crisis of Western Education - Christopher Dawson
Napoleon - Emil Ludwig
The Revolt of the Elites - Christopher Lasch
Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
Into the Cannibal's Pot - Ilana Mercer
A World Lit Only by Fire - William Manchester
The Complete Poems and Plays: 1909-1950 - T. S. Eliot
The Story of Philosophy - Will Durant
Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
The History - Herodotus
Lives of the Eminent Philosophers (I-II) - Diogenes Laertius
Reamde - Neal Stephenson
Family and Civilization - Carle Zimmerman

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