Reading Challenge 2019


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...

Fiction
  • Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset--Something to finish up from last year. Reviewed here.
  • The Fall of Gondolin by J. R. R. Tolkien--Another "edited together by his son" work, it should be interesting. Reviewed here.
  • The History of Rasselas Prince of Abyssinia by Samuel Johnson--Sitting on the shelf of shame for too long. Reviewed here.
  • The Adventures of Robin Hood by Roger Lancelyn Green--This is a leftover from our time in England. Reviewed here.
  • English Fairy Tales and Legends by Rosalind Kerven--More leftovers that should be fun.
History
  • The Medieval Myths by Norma Lorre Goodrich--One of the included myths is Beowulf, which I am interested in revisiting. Reviewed here.
  • Visiting the Past by Gillian Hovell--A book for amateur archeologists! Reviewed here.
  • The Anglo-Saxon World by Kevin Crossley-Holland--Yes, yet more leftovers from England. Reviewed here.
  • Ellington at the White House 1969 by Edward Allan Faine--Jazz and politics, should they mix? In 1969 the occupant of the White House was...Richard Nixon! Nixon and Ellington sound like a weird combination.  Reviewed here.
Theology
  • Showings by Julian of Norwich--After reading Medieval Women Mystics, I added this to my wish list and got a copy! Reviewed here.
  • Humility Rules by J. Augustine Wetta--Bragging about humility has got to be interesting, right? Reviewed here.
  • Means to Message by Stanley Jaki--Scientist, priest, and theologian Jaki wrote a bunch of essays on truth.
  • St. Thomas Aquinas by Ralph McInerny--Most famous for the Father Dowling Mysteries, McInerny was an astute medieval philosopher, so this is more theology than biography, I suspect. Reviewed here.
  • The Right to be Wrong by Kevin Hasson--Another paradoxical title! Reviewed here.
  • Psychology and Religion by Carl Jung--Maybe not theology, but I didn't want to leave Jung hanging all by himself.
Fun Stuff
  • The Geek Dad Book for Aspiring Mad Scientists by Ken Denmead. Reviewed here.
  • The Bluffer's Guide to Beer by Jonathan Goodall. Reviewed here.

I'm sure I'll read other stuff, including the occasional A Good Story is Hard to Find book!

I am planning on the graphic novels challenge again. Attack on Titan is much better as a TV show than a manga, so I switched to My Hero Academia and Fullmetal Alchemist, both of which are extremely popular (and thus readily available from the local library!). I'll probably re-read some Hellboy in anticipation of the movie.
  1. Superman for All Seasons--reviewed here.
  2. Asterix and the Falling Sky--reviewed here.
  3. Koshchei the Deathless--reviewed here.
  4. My Hero Academia Volume 2--reviewed here.
  5. Fullmetal Alchemist Volume 8--reviewed here.
  6. Level Up--reviewed here.
  7. The Man of Steel--reviewed here.
  8. Rasputin: Voice of the Dragon--reviewed here.
  9. Fullmetal Alchemist Volume 9--reviewed here.
  10. The Life of Frederick Douglass--reviewed here.
  11. My Hero Academia Volume 3--reviewed here.
  12. Form of a Question--reviewed here.
  13. Pacific Rim Aftermath--reviewed here.
  14. Fullmetal Alchemist Volume 10--reviewed here.
  15. Royden Lepp's Rust Volume 1--reviewed here.
  16. Life of Captain Marvel--reviewed here.
  17. My Hero Academia Volume 4--reviewed here.
  18. Black Hammer Volume 2--reviewed here.
  19. Fullmetal Alchemist Volume 11--reviewed here.
  20. Royden Lepp's Rust Volume 2--reviewed here.
  21. The Chancellor and the Citadel--reviewed here.
  22. My Hero Academia Volume 5--reviewed here.
  23. Black Hammer Volume 3--reviewed here.
  24. Fullmetal Alchemist Volume 12--reviewed here.
  25. The Shadow Hero--reviewed here.
  26. I Kill Giants--reviewed here.
  27. Big Ideas: Rocket to the Moon--reviewed here.
  28. My Hero Academia Volume 6--reviewed here.
  29. A Fire Story--reviewed here.
  30. Secret Coders Volume 3--reviewed here.
  31. Fullmetal Alchemist Volume 13--reviewed here.
  32. Secret Coder Volume 4--reviewed here.
  33. The Walking Dead Volume 31--reviewed here.
  34. My Hero Academia Volume 7--reviewed here
  35. Secret Coders Volume 5--reviewed here.
  36. Fullmetal Alchemist Volume 14--reviewed here
  37. The Night Witches--reviewed here.
  38. Secret Coders Volume 6-reviewed here.
  39. Shazam!--reviewed here.
  40. The Quantum Age--reviewed here.
  41. My Hero Academia Volume 8--reviewed here.
  42. Fullmetal Alchemist Volume 15--reviewed here.
  43. Hawking--reviewed here.
  44. Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane--reviewed here.
  45. ???

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