What I’m Reading: Lately, Currently, and Next


Last Finished:

The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom, Slavomir Rawicz


Garfield: A Biography, Allan Peskin

Next up:

The Elementals, Michael McDowell


My reading rotation, with my current category in bold and my last completed from each category in blue:

  1. Next item from my book list, 52 Great Books to Read from the New York Public Library, Lynn Gordon , Chronicle Books, 1998.
    (One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel García Márquez)
  2. Item suggested by and/or owned by my wife.
    (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, J.K. Rowling)
  3. Suggestion from my local library, or its latest annual community-wide One Read selection.
    (The Long Walk, Richard Bachman)
  4. My personal choice, which may be from any of the other categories or something entirely different.
    (The Human Age,  Diane Ackerman)
  5. A biography of one of the US presidents.
    (A. Lincoln: A Biography, Ronald C. White, Jr.)
  6.  Suggestion from a friend or family member.
    (Cat’s Cradle, Kurt Vonnegut)
  • Wild Card–a title that was an impulse or recommendation and moved ahead of my next book already in the queue.
    (The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom, Slavomir Rawicz)
  • I am also reading one presidential biography in between each category.
    (Rutherford B. Hayes and His America, Harry Barnard)



My collection as it was recently. Owned presidents currently are: 1Washington, 2Adams, 3Jefferson, 4Madison, 5Monroe, 6Adams, 7Jackson, 8Van Buren, 9Harrison, 10Tyler, 11Polk, 12Taylor, 13Fillmore, 14Pierce, 15Buchanan, 16Lincoln, 17Johnson, 18Grant, 19Hayes, 20Garfield, 21Arthur, 26Roosevelt, 32Roosevelt, 33Truman, 34Eisenhower, 35Kennedy, 37Nixon, 40Reagan, 41Bush, and 42Clinton.


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