Ask a Stupid Question…

I was looking for something to read. I had a bit of budget left for my book allowance. So I asked around for some suggestions of what to read. Then I was pointed towards a list Newsweek published sometime a few weeks ago.

Here is that list.

Newsweeks 50 Books for Our Times
1) The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
2) The Looming Tower by Lawrence Wright
3) Prisoner of the State by Zhao Ziyang
4) The Big Switch by Nicholas 

5) The Bear by William Faulkner
6) Winchell by Neal Gabler
7) Random Family by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc
08) Night Draws Near by Anthony Shadid
9) Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely
10) God: A Biography by Jack Miles 

11) The Unsettling of America by Wendell Berry
12) A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O’Connor
13) Underground by Haruki Murakami
14) Disrupting Class by Clayton Christenson
15) Air Guitar by Dave Hickey

16) Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman

17) The Trouble with Physics by Lee Smolin 

18) City: Rediscovering the Center by William H.
19) Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Phillip K. 

20) Benjamin Franklin by Edmund S. Morgan
21) The Mississippi Books by Mark Twain
22) Among the Thugs by Bill Buford

23) Brooklyn by Colm Tumlin

24) Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

25) Bad Mother by Ayelet Waldman

26) Guests of the Ayatollah by Mark Bowden

27) Whittaker Chambers by Sam Tanenhaus
28) Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie
29) American Prometheus by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin

30) The Lost by Daniel Mendlehson

31) Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

32) Pictures at a Revolution by Mark Harris

33) Kim by Rudyard Kipling

34) Walking with the Wind by John Lewis

35) The Line of Beauty of Alan Hollinghurst

36) The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper

37) Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

38) Underworld by Don DeLillo

39) Why Evolution is True by Jerry A. Coyne

40) American Pastoral by Philip Roth

41) The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan 

42) The Regeneration Trilogy by Pat Barker

43) Senator Joe McCarthy by Richard H. Rovere

44) Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks

45) The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

46) Gone Tomorrow by Lee Child

47) Things Fall Apart by Chinue Achebe

48) American Journeys by Don Watson

49) Cotton Comes to Harlem by Chester Himes

50) The New Biographical Dictionary of Film by David Thomson

One thought on “Ask a Stupid Question…

  1. Derek says:

    I am a little ashamed to admit that I have only read three of those fifty, and I didn’t even like one of those three! But I loved the other two. 🙂

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