Since previous years' book challenges have gotten some books off the shelf of shame (though more books are getting on), I've made a commitment for this year. Here's the plan...
- The Cyberiad: Fables for the Cybernetic Age by Stanislaw Lem--he's the author of Solaris, so I've had him on my radar for some time.
- Neuromancer by William Gibson--more cyber-shenanigans!
- Outer Banks Tales to Remember by Charles Harry Whedbee--local stories and myths from North Carolina.
- Scottish Myths and Legends selected by Rosemary Gray--Scotland must be a good source for myths and legends, right?
- Swords Around the Cross: The Nine Years War by Timothy T. O'Donnell--about a war in Ireland from one of my old college professors.
- Malachy McCourt's History of Ireland by (you guessed it) Malachy McCourt--This should pair well with the previous book? Reviewed here.
- Roanoke Island: The Beginnings of English America by David Stick--More from North Carolina, though this is actual history.
- The Apostle of the Marianas 1627-1672 by Juan Ledesma--I bought this book on Guam last century/milennium (take your pick), so it's been on the shelf of shame for a while.
- Friar Thomas D'Aquino: His Life, Thought and Works by James A. Weisheipl, O.P. A Dominican writing about the Dominicans' superstar!
- Upon This Rock: St. Peter and the Primacy of Rome in Scripture and the Early Church by Stephen K. Ray
- Science of Today and the Problems of Genesis by Patrick O'Connell, B.D.
- What is the Point of Being a Christian? by Timothy Radcliffe, O.P.
- Utilitarianism by John Stuart Mill--Will I keep this after I've read it? Depends on how useful I find it.
- Five Moral Pieces by Umberto Eco--Some non-fiction from The Name of the Rose author
- The Poverty of Historicism by Karl Popper
- The Consolations of Philosophy by Alain de Botton--I may have to read Boethius's original Consolation of Philosophy along with this.
- The Birth of Tragedy by Friedrich Nietzsche--I still haven't read any full work by Nietzsche. I had a professor who said Nietzsche is very popular with teenage boys but they shouldn't read him because a lot more is going on than the surface meaning.
- The Evidential Power of Beauty: Science and Theology Meet by Thomas Dubay, S. M.--maybe this should be in theology?
I'm sure I'll read other stuff, including the occasional A Good Story is Hard to Find book!I'll be doing the graphic novel challenge again as well. My Hero Academia and Fullmetal Alchemist are still going strong for me and I am hoping the final Amulet book comes out in 2020.
- Fullmetal Alchemist Volume 19--reviewed here.
- Apocalypse Taco--reviewed here.
- Frog Catchers--reviewed here.
- Houdini: The Handcuff King--reviewed here.
- My Hero Academia Volume 13--reviewed here.