I read a lot. There are certain authors that I follow, and I always want to read both fiction and nonfiction about New Mexico and the rest of the Southwest. However, I would like to challenge myself to read some books that are a bit different from what I usually seek out, so I have compiled a list of books I’d like to read over the next few months. My friend Sonja in New Hampshire used to let me know about great reads but alas, there is no Sonja here in New Mexico, so I’ve picked these ten titles from a variety of award-winning and “best” lists. I’ve linked the titles to reviews and/or additional information from resources like The New York Times Book Review and National Public Radio.
Now, here is where you can help. As the Wikinomics subtitle (below) says, “mass collaboration changes everything,” so I’d like to see the list of books you’d like to read. If we share, we can broaden our horizons. Please send a comment that includes your list. Thank you for collaborating.
My Challenge List:
I Am America (And So Can You!), by Stephen Colbert.
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Junot Diaz.
The Gathering, by Anne Enright.
Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire; The Methods and Madness Inside Room 56, by Rafe Esquith.
A Thousand Splendid Suns, by Khaled Hosseini.
The Dangerous Book for Boys, by Conn and Hal Iggulden.
The God of Animals, by Aryn Kyle.
Black Swan; the Impact of the Highly Improbable, by N.N Taleb.
Born on a Blue Day; Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant, by Daniel Tammet.
Wikinomics; How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything, by Don Tapscott.