His Very Best, Jimmy Carter: A Life, Jonathan Alter
Decision Points, George W. Bush
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
My reading rotation, with my current category in bold and my last completed from each category in blue:
- Next item from my book list, 52 Great Books to Read from the New York Public Library, Lynn Gordon , Chronicle Books, 1998.
(The Metamorphosis and Other Stories, Franz Kafka)
- Item suggested by and/or owned by my wife.
(Night • Dawn • Day, Elie Weisel)
- Suggestion from my local library, or its latest annual community-wide One Read selection.
(Today Will Be Different, Maria Semple)
- My personal choice, which may be from any of the other categories or something entirely different.
(All Quiet on the Western Front, Erich Maria Remarque)
- A biography of one of the US presidents
(Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush, Jon Meacham)
- Suggestion from a friend, family member, or book club.
(Dark Matter, Blake Crouch)
- Wild Card–a title that was an impulse or recommendation and moved ahead of my next book already in the queue.
(His Very Best, Jimmy Carter: A Life, Jonathan Alter)
- I am also reading one presidential biography in between each category.
(My Life, Bill Clinton)
My collection as it was recently. I now own biographies of presidents 1-41, and books written by 42, 43, and 44.
I believe 20-25 years between presidency and biography is the minimum history requires for a fair assessment, and I honestly believe it will be 100 years before anyone can offer an impartial biography of #45.