Here is a list of the books I read in 2006. It only comes in at 13, which is sad, I know! In my defense I do read a lot of shit online. But this year I will be less worn out by the dullness of a full work-day that had no opportunities for reading time. In fact I imagine my next two years will be packed with reading, reading, and more reading!
- Elliott Hester – Adventures of a Continental Drifter
- John Battelle – The Search
- Clive Hamilton – Growth Fetish
- William Blum – Rogue State
- Ted Fishman – China Inc.
- Jack Weatherford – Genghis Khan
- Tom Standage – A History of the World in 6 Glasses
- Gary Berntsen – Jawbreaker
- Hermann Hesse – Siddhartha
- George Lakoff – Whose Freedom?
- Yvon Chouinard – Let My People Go Surfing
- Steve Coll – Ghost Wars
- Robert Reich – The Future of Success
So far it’s more promising. I’ve already finished three books this year and just ordered about six for my upcoming travels and down-time. I ordered: “Hidden Iran: Paradox and Power in the Islamic Republic” by Ray Takeyh (he suggests dÃ©tente in a very good recent article in Foreign Affairs), “Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream” by Andres Duany, “The Moral Consequences of Economic Growth” by Benjamin M. Friedman, “Affluenza: When Too Much is Never Enough” by Clive Hamilton (he wrote Growth Fetish, above), “Blood From Stones: The Secret Financial Network of Terror” by Douglas Farah, and “River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze” by Peter Hessler.
I know, I know. Nerdy nerdy!