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Your Christmas Reading List

It’s almost November and that means the holidays are close. One of my favorite aspects of the holiday seasons are extended periods of quiet… like days long. While there will be Destiny 2 and Mario Odyssey during these times, my goal is to fill those long silences with reading. Here are ten books you should read during the holiday:

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  1. Andy Law 4 weeks ago

    Every single Terry Pratchett book

  2. Rebuilding the Indian

  3. Aleksandar Totic 4 weeks ago

    If you have to deal with American health care system at all, “American Sickness” is great. Not cheerful, but very interesting.

    Even with good insurance I always felt system is structurally broken. Mr. Rosenthal’s book is kind of like a deep dive into it. It should have been just a depressing, dry book, but her writing keeps it interesting, and hopeful.

  4. A few I enjoyed in recent years:

    • The Better Angels of our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined, by Steven Pinker

    • The Alchemy of Air (story of the Haber-Bosch process)

    • Creativity, Inc. (by Pixar founder Ed Catmull)

  5. Ivan Belyna 4 weeks ago

    With wildfires raging across the American west, I found myself rereading Norman MacLean’s “Young Men and Fire”.
    https://www.amazon.com/Young-Men-Fire-Norman-Maclean/dp/0226500624

    It is one of my favorites. Not a page turner, but rather an in-depth look at tough men on a tight team taking on impossible odds in an environment that does not forgive mistakes.

    The hardcover version has a map of the Mann Gulch area which is a great to reference as you go through the story.

  6. Chris McKau 4 weeks ago

    The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O – Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland

    Nice time travel conundrums, plus start ups and government spooks

  7. Love the science fiction of Seveneves. Recommend for all to read.

  8. Paul Goings 7 days ago

    I hope this isn’t considered a spoiler, but I thought that first 2/3 of Seveneves was fantastic, but I was distinctly meh about the final 1/3.