In recent years my mom and I have engaged in a competition to see who can read the most over the course of the year. This past year we opened it up to a few other people and set weird rules. Regardless, I thought I would throw up what I read last year. It is obvious in this list where my research and interest lie. Happily, not all were dense non-fiction works. I was able to squeeze in a few weeks of fiction; however, I have to admit, some were read due to the rules and the points I would get for each. Thus, some strategic logic was used in book selection. Also, it should definitely be noted that this does not include journal articles. If it did, I would have won. Yes, I lost, my mom read almost 1/4 more than I did over the course of the year.
We are looking at a different form of competition for the reading, so I’ll keep everyone posted.
*These were also completed books. About double the number of books that only sections were read.
|East Asia at the Center|
|Social Network Analysis: Methods and Application|
|Achieving Nuclear Ambitions|
|Across the Pond|
|Arsenals of Folly: The Making of the Nuclear Arms Race|
|Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety|
|American Government in Comparative Perspective|
|Keeping the Republic|
|Why Geography Matters|
|Travelling Light: Poetry|
|The Influence of Sea Power Upon History|
|The Battle of Camden: A Documentary History|
|Duel Between the First Ironclads|
|Dynamics of Nuclear Proliferation|
|Edge of Eternity|
|Physics of the Future|
|Asia’s Cauldron: The South China Sea and the End of a Stable Pacific|