Recommend a Book I Should Read

, 2010-01-15

I read a lot and like to think my interests are wide, but I fall into ruts all the same. I like fiction, non-fiction, biographies mainly, and of course technical books – though those are rarely enthralling! You can see the list of some of what I’ve read here.

Books shape you, often in ways unexpected. I like books that encourage me to grow, celebrate the possibilities in what humans can do, help me understand why something happened or how to do something new. Over time it’s interesting to realize that I read books that tend to match how I’d like to be, and maybe to see that some parts of me are from from books that I treasure most.

So, I’m looking for ideas on stuff to read this year. No romance novels, no religion, no politics, no conspiracy theories, no Presidential biographies after Kennedy (recommend one for him), which will enable me to write about it if I read it. Plus, you have to have read it and think it was good. Post a recommendation and if I read it, I’ll give you credit for suggesting it, good or bad!

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