After reading a blog-friend’s post about all the amazing books she read in a year, I thought I’d show off all the drivel that I’ve been reading! Well, there are a few good titles here…
Gang Leader for a Day – Sudhir Venkatesh – A sociologist’s experience basically living with a Chicago street gang over the course of a few years. His story is also in Freakonomics.
Under the Banner of Heaven – Jon Krakauer – I previously wrote about this one.
Into Thin Air – Jon Krakauer – Almost finished… it’s very intriguing, and making me feel not so bad about driving around in 8″ snow.
The Gift of Therapy – Irvin Yalom
Why Marriages Succeed or Fail – John Gottman
Family Therapy: History, Theory & Practice – Sam Gladding
Mary Mary – James Patterson
Along Came a Spider – James Patterson
Judge & Jury – James Patterson
Four Blind Mice – James Patterson
The Brethren – John Grisham
Twilight – Stephenie Meyer
New Moon – Stephenie Meyer
Y: The Last Man, Volume 1 – Bryan K. Vaughan
The Sandman 1: Preludes & Nocturnes – Neil Gaimen
What stood out to me when making this list is that I have probably read parts of 20 or 30 more books (nonfiction of course, although I did stop from boredom halfway through Eclipse). Most of the fiction listed above was to keep me awake while driving, something that Patterson is generally pretty good at, although Krakauer has taken over as my driving stimulant of choice.
What has been your favorite book this year?