Reading Challenge 2020


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
  • 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. Reviewed here.
  • Neuromancer by William Gibson--more cyber-shenanigans!
  • Outer Banks Tales to Remember by Charles Harry Whedbee--local stories and myths from North Carolina. Reviewed here.
  • Scottish Myths and Legends selected by Rosemary Gray--Scotland must be a good source for myths and legends, right? Reviewed here.
History
  • 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/millennium (take your pick), so it's been on the shelf of shame for a while. Reviewed here.
Theology
  • Friar Thomas D'Aquino: His Life, Thought and Works by James A. Weisheipl, O.P. A Dominican writing about the Dominicans' superstar! Reviewed here.
  • Upon This Rock: St. Peter and the Primacy of Rome in Scripture and the Early Church by Stephen K. Ray. Reviewed here.
  • Science of Today and the Problems of Genesis by Patrick O'Connell, B.D. Reviewed here.
  • What is the Point of Being a Christian? by Timothy Radcliffe, O.P.
Philosophy
  • Utilitarianism by John Stuart Mill--Will I keep this after I've read it? Depends on how useful I find it. Reviewed here.
  • Five Moral Pieces by Umberto Eco--Some non-fiction from The Name of the Rose author. Reviewed here.
  • 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.
  1. Fullmetal Alchemist Volume 19--reviewed here.
  2. Apocalypse Taco--reviewed here.
  3. Frog Catchers--reviewed here.
  4. Houdini: The Handcuff King--reviewed here.
  5. My Hero Academia Volume 13--reviewed here.
  6. Satchel Paige: Striking Out Jim Crowe--reviewed here
  7. Essential Thor Volume 3--reviewed here.
  8. Fullmetal Alchemist Volume 20--reviewed here.
  9. The Umbrella Academy Volume 1--reviewed here.
  10. Snow, Glass, Apples--reviewed here.
  11. Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: Major Impossible--reviewed here.
  12. My Hero Academia Volume 13--reviewed here
  13. Saint John the Baptist--reviewed here.
  14. Fullmetal Alchemist Volume 21--reviewed here.
  15. Wonder Woman: Warbringer The Graphic Novel--reviewed here.
  16. Jenny Finn--reviewed here.
  17. My Hero Academia Volume 14--reviewed here.
  18. Stanislav Lem's The Seventh Voyage--reviewed here.
  19. Y: The Last Man Volume 1--reviewed here.
  20. Saint Francis and Brother Duck--reviewed here.
  21. ZombieWorld: Champion of Worms--reviewed here.
  22. My Hero Academia Volume 15--reviewed here.
  23. Hellboy 20th Anniversary Sampler--reviewed here.
  24. Y: The Last Man Volume 2--reviewed here.
  25. B.P.R.D. The Devil You Know Volume 1--reviewed here.
  26. Mr. Higgins Comes Home--reviewed here.
  27. My Hero Academia Volume 16--reviewed here.
  28. Introducing Time--reviewed here.
  29. B.P.R.D. The Devil You Know Volume 2--reviewed here.
  30. Dark Horse Freebies--reviewed here.
  31. Fullmetal Alchemist Volume 22--reviewed here.
  32. Captain America/Black Panther: Flags of Our Fathers--reviewed here.
  33. B.P.R.D> The Devil You Know Volume 3--reviewed here.
  34. ???

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