kindle reading list summer 2012



During the season I don’t get as much reading done as I’d like. But during the summer, especially when away at festivals where the day-to-day demands of home life are largely absent, I can really get my reading on. Here’s what awaiting me on my Kindle this summer:

UPDATE: I’ll cross off the selections as I finish reading them.


  • Evil Dark – Justin Gustainis
  • Evil Ways – Justin Gustainis
  • Cryptonomicon – Neal Stephenson
  • Death and the Maiden – Gerald Elias
  • Death and Transfiguration – Gerald Elias
  • Room – Emma Donoghue
  • The Marriage Plot – Jeffrey Eugenides
  • Faithful Place – Tana French
  • The Hypnotist – Lars Kepler and Ann Long
  • Big Machine – Victor Lavalle


  • When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times – Pema Chödrön
  • To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918 – Adam Hochschild
  • The First Clash: The Miraculous Greek Victory at Marathon and Its Impact on Western Civilization – Jim Lacey
  • Archimedes to Hawking: Laws of Science and the Great Minds Behind Them – Clifford Pickover
  • From Stone to Living Word: Letting the Bible Live Again – Debbie Blue

I’d better get to work, I’ve got a hefty reading list to get through!

7 Replies to “kindle reading list summer 2012”

      1. AND, when you finish your list, dip your toothpick propped open eyeballs into robert musil’s “the man without qualities” for some real fun & frivolity!


  1. the pema chodron book is one that has helped me through some very difficult times. she is a beautiful soul – you can dip in & out of it over the summer &/or read it straight through. NO pie-in-the-sky poppycock from her.

    1. Heather recommended this book to me. She likes to just open to a random page and see how it speaks to her in that moment. You should check out her interview with Bill Moyers – it should be available online.

      1. thanx for this – i just watched the first segment.

        i recently toyed with the idea of flying to halifax, renting a car & driving up to gampo abbey for a visit. maybe i will . . .

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