In which I’m not Bill Gates, but I have a book list, too!
I’ve finally started Cloud Atlas. I bought it months and months ago and it’s just been sitting five screens deep on my Kindle Paperwhite:
It is absolutely goddamned brilliant. No question.
A Calamitous Chinese Killing is still in the pile. Inspector Singh is adorable, as ever. I’m about halfway through:
The Dark Monk is next. I bought it because the book’s design looked cool. The cover is black and gold, and the pages are torn. It’s translated, so hopefully it’ll be a good read, as sometimes translations can be a little flat:
Contact, by Carl Sagan, because I really like the movie and I’ve never read the book:
Still reading my abridged 1970 copy of Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna with the gilded ink on the spine and cover and the ribbon bookmark. Might be reading it again, actually; I really don’t know if I’ve ever finished it, as I frequently set it down for months then just open it at random:
The Outpost, by Mike Resnick. Came part of a sci-fi humble bundle that remains, to date, mostly un-read:
The Shelf Life of Happiness. May not finish this one, depends on how it unwinds:
The Heretics of De’Ath:
The Sheep Look Up, because it was a Nebula finalist:
A Gitanjali re-read. I bought a physical copy because it’s so beautiful and maybe the power will go out or something and I’ll need something that’s not electronic to read:
There’s more unread stuff on my Paperwhite and on paper both, but these are the titles I care about now. My reading habits have become so erratic in the past couple of years that we’ll see how many of these I actually finish, and how many non-listed books I’ll read instead.
What’s on your summer reading list? Anything I’d like?