Books I Have Read Thus Far In 2013

These are books I have read either inspectionally, analytically, or syntopically thus far this year. Some of these I have spent quite a bit of time on while others just to get the sense of the book.

(1) The Signal And The Noise     Nate Silver

I have almost finished this book and found it fascinating. I got pulled away on some other projects and I most likely need to reread it so I can get a full understanding. Highly Recommended!!!

(2) Spillover     David Quammen

This is a tremendous book and to be honest I could only read in small doses because of the intensity of death and dying. One of the best books of the year thus far!!!

(3) Fantastic Voyage: Live Long Enough To Live Forever     Ray Kurzweil and Terry Grossman, M.D.

I have read this book numerous times and since I have diabetes I am always looking for ways to improve my health. Highly Recommended!!!

(4) Labyrinths: Selected Short Stories And Other Writings     Jorge Luis Borges

There are certain parts of this book that I really enjoyed and others I most likely need to revisit and see if I can understand.

(5) Between Parentheses      Roberto Bolano

This was the second time I read this and I have to say I enjoyed it more the second time and I will most likely read it a third time to get a better feel of Spanish authors.

(6) The Beginning of Infinity     David Deutsch

I did an inspectional reading of this and I must read this slowly to get a good understanding of what he is trying to say.

(7) The World Until Yesterday     Jared Diamond

After having read Guns, Germs and Steel , this seemed a natural and I did an inspectional reading thus far!!!

(8) The Fabric Of Reality    David Deutsch

I am intrigued by parallel universes and I have started rereading certain parts of this book to get a better understanding of parallel universes.

(9)  Scorecasting: The Hidden Influences Behind How Sports Are Played And Games Are Won     Tobias J. Moskowitz and L. Jon Wetheim

I was really looking forward to reading this but was disappointed. I will try to give it another go later!!!

(10) Civilization: The West And The Rest     Niall Ferguson

I have done an inspectional reading and it looks to be very interesting!!!

(11) The Emperor Of All Maladies     Siddhartha Mukherjee

I have also done an inspectional on this and I have not made enough time to work it in!!!

(12) Far From The Tree: Parents, Children And The Search For Identity     Andrew Solomon

One of the most thought-provoking books I have read because of the subject matter on which I was not familiar. If you have any interest in understanding deaf, prodigies,autism, dwarves and other societal issues, then this is a fantastic book for you.

(13) Diaspora    Greg Egan

Greg Egan is my favorite science fiction writer as he takes me to places and makes me think outside the box. A tremendous book!!!

(14) The Landscape of History     John Lewis Gaddis

I reread this to get a better understanding of the study of history. I really got a lot out of this.

(15) The Historian’s Craft      Marc Bloch

Same as number fourteen

These are the books that I read through March and I will shortly bring you the books that I have read April through July.

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