While I am now the proud owner of an iPad a little part of dies every time I drive by a Half Price Books. I am a fan of ebook convenience but there’s something zen about spending the afternoon pouring through bookshelves to come across a treasure. I may as well admit now, that I’m *slightly* obsessed with vampires and zombies. Thank you, Joss Whedon, for making me the graphic novel reading, vampire-loving, nerd I am today.
I love mash-ups. Especially sci fi mash-ups.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters
Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter
My reading list really does extend beyond creatures of the night.
The Likeness: Tana French
The Swan Thieves: Elizabeth Kostova
American Gods: Neil Gaiman
Anathem: Neal Stephenson
The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest: Stieg Larsson
The Bonesetter’s Daughter: Amy Tan
I also like to get my knowledge on by reading about Africa and books by African authors.
The Number 1 Ladies Detective Agency series: Alexander McCall Smith
What Is The What: Dave Eggers
Kaffir Boy: Mark Mathabane
Long Walk To Freedom: The Nelson Mandela Autobiography (yes this is 650 pages but I promise it’s well worth the read)
Tinderbox: How the West Sparked the AIDS Epidemic and How the World Can Finally Overcome It: Craig Timberg
The World That Was Ours: Hilda Bernstein
My current interest is in the Arab Spring and Middle East politics and issues.
After the Arab Spring: How Islamists Hijacked the Middle East Revolts: John Bradley
Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2011: Steve Coll
The New Arab Revolt: What Happened, What It Means, and What Comes Next: Council on Foreign Relations/Foreign Affairs
The Hour of Sunlight: One Palestinian’s Journey from Prisoner to Peacemaker: Sami Al Jundi & Jen Marlowe
Embracing Israel/Palestine: A Strategy to Heal and Transform the Middle East: Rabbi Michael Lerner
The Arab Revolt and the Imperialist Counterattack: James Petras
The Arab Awakening: America and the Transformation of the Middle East: Kenneth Pollack
Arab Spring, Libyan Winter: Vijay Prashad
Justice and the Enemy: Nuremberg, 9/11, and the Trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed: William Shawcross
Currently on my Amazon Wishlist… (hint, hint).
Is Everyone Hanging Out With Me? (And Other Concerns): Mindy Kaling
Sacre Bleu: Christopher Moore
Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: Jenny Lawson
Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty: Daron Acemoglu