Sunday, May 15, 2011

Husband's reading list

My husband has graciously allowed me to post, for a little variety, his reading list (instead of mine). I was especially drawn to it this week because it's colourful (and he has really amassed quite the tower). This includes some works currently being read, some already read, and many to-reads.

Boys and their non-fiction. Sigh. Although I did convince him to read Little Bee last year, and he is a diehard Rumpole fan.

For those without 20/2o vision, the titles are below.

From the top:
  • Freedom: a collection of short fiction celebrating the universal declaration of human rights
  • The boy in the moon by Ian Brown
  • Kristallnacht by Martin Gilbert
  • The drug trial: Nancy Olivieri and the science scandal that rocked The Hospital for Sick Children by Miriam Shuchman
  • The geography of hope: a tour of the world we need by Chris Turner (Dewey Divas pick)
  • Science and religion, 1450-1900 by Richard Olson
  • An imperfect offering by James Orbinski
  • The art and politics of science by Harold Varmus
  • Hitch-22 by Christopher Hitchens
  • The moral landcape by Sam Harris
  • The best American essays 2010, edited by Hitchens
  • The book of general ignorance by John Lloyd and John Michinson
  • Opening gambits: essays on art and philosophy by Mark Kingwell
  • Quantum leaps: 100 scientists who changed the world by Jon Balchin
  • Philosophy: 100 essential thinkers by Philip Stokes
  • The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (I am so stealing this from him)
  • The Oxford book of modern science writing, edited by Richard Dawkins
  • Thomas Paine's Rights of man by Christopher Hitchens
  • Luka and the fire of life by Salman Rushdie (ARC - thanks again, Divas!)
  • Nomad by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
  • The emperor of all maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee
  • Earth: the book by John Stewart


  1. Great reading list Kris! But don't bother with The Moral Landscape. Harris is a charlatan.


  2. I blame myself. I brought that home based on the title alone, I think.

  3. Hmm, only the Ian Brown looks like a library book.

  4. Great list. Now mine just got longer.

  5. One of the best books I have ever read from the standpoint of writing and subject matter. It was thought provoking and made me want to know more. I don't know if I agree with everything the author says, but can understand why she says what she does.