2nd Quarter Report

Happy second half of the year!

So far, I’m keeping on track with my 100 book challenge- fifty books in the first half of the year, plus I finished Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance last night, and am close to finishing up The Mongoliad, Book 2.

I don’t know what changed between now and the last time I read Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, but I just don’t agree as wholeheartedly with it now as I did then. I guess that’s what education does for you- changes your viewpoints on things. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

26. The Female Brain– Louann Brizendine, M.D.
27. A Study in Sherlock– ed. Laurie R. King
28. The Graveyard Book– Neil Gaiman
29. Beguilement– Lois McMaster Bujold
30. Deep Play– Diane Ackerman
31. Mastermind- How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes– Maria Konnikova
32. A Study in Scarlet– Sir Arhtur Conan Doyle.
33. Leonardo’s Legacy: How Leonardo Reimagined the World– Stefan Klein
34. Sister Queens: The Noble, Tragic Loves of Katherine of Aragon and Juana, Queen of Castile– Julia Fox
35. Raven’s Gate– Anthony Horowitz
36. The Life of Cesare Borgia– Rafael Sabatini
37. Wide Sargasso Sea– Jean Rhys
38. Venice: A New History– Thomas F. Madden
39. Through the Language Glass: Why the World Looks Different in Other Languages– Guy Deutscher
40. Just My Type: A Book about Fonts– Simon Garfield
41. What Darkness Brings– C.S. Harris
42. City of Dark Magic– Magnus Flyte
43. Unweaving the Rainbow: Science, Delusion, and the Appetite for Wonder– Richard Dawkins
44. The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail- But Some Don’t– Nate Silver
45. Great Expectations– Charles Dickens
46. Child of Vengeance– David Kirk
47. Sailing Alone Around the World– Captain Joshua Slocum
48. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail– Cheryl Strayed
49. The Immense Journey– Loren Eisley
50. The Mongoliad, Book 1- Neal Stephenson, Greg Bear, et. al.
51. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance– Robert M. Pirsig

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