I’ve been a slow reader for the last couple of months. It’s not because I don’t like reading like I used to but because I read a lot online during the day about other topics and I’m bewitched by some really good magazines lately. But I’m planning and trying to get my old pace back. Summer has just started and I’m motivated more than ever. So I made a reading list and will try to complete it by the end of the season as I’m planning to be offline during the summer time. In the list, in addition to some new finds that captured my eye, there are some books that have been waiting for months to be read.
Wizard: The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla: Biography of a Genius by Marc J. Seifer. For this one, I’ve been waiting for the right time because Tesla is one of favorite personalities in history. I’ve read about Tesla before but I do want to read this one by Marc J. Seifer because it’s super detailed about both Tesla’s life and his inventions.
Gormenghast (#2) by Mervyn Peake: Another book that has been waiting patiently on my bookshelf. I’ve read the first book of Gormenghast trilogy Titus Groan last summer. I just wanted to have a little break from this dark but amazing world but I guess it’s been a very long break.
The Intellectual Devotional: Revive Your Mind, Complete Your Education, and Roam Confidently with the Cultured Class by David S. Kidder, Noah D. Oppenheim.This is an interesting book. It’s actually a collection of literature, science, music, history etc. subjects. There are 365 daily readings, one for each day of the year and I want to start it as soon as possible.
Imperium by Christian Kracht. This is going to be the first book I read of this author. I have no idea what is waiting for me but this summer I’m planning to give it a shot.
My Life As a Fake by Peter Carey. This one will also be the first time I’ll be reading Peter Carey. I hope to read many from this author.
Reading People by Jo-Ellan Dimitrus Despite the many bad reviews of this book I genuinely want to give it a chance. A few months ago I’ve read a book about body language and it was honestly horrible and how much worser this one could be?
Why We Hurt: The Natural History of Pain by Frank T. Vertosick Jr. That one book I’m dying to read. The whole world already knows that I’m really into “brain” everything. And a good book by a neurosurgeon is a must-read for me.
The Slow Regard of Silent Things (The Kingkiller Chronicle #2.5) by Patrick Rothfuss. While waiting patiently for the third book of Kingkiller Chronicles, I hope Auri’s story, this short book will be a nice glimpse of Kvothe’s world. There are seriously bad reviews about the book but you can understand immediately that the impatiently waiting fans and readers are upset and angry with the author and run out of patience.
The Castle in the Pyrenees by Jostein Gaarder. One of my favorite writers and a MUST must-read for this summer. This will be a great vacation read and I can’t wait to start it!
Comment Gérer les Personnalités Difficiles by François Lelord, Christophe Andrés. I’ve started reading this book and hope to finish in a few weeks. So far so good.