According to Wikipedia over 378,000 books are published every year in the USA and Great Britain alone!
I don’t know about you, but I don’t think I can get around to all those books.
Here is a list of books I am planning to read.
My hope is that readers of this blog will comment on the books if they have read them, or post book recommendations of their own.
The books are not in any particular order. My thought is that the titles I have acquired but not yet read will be toward the top of the list. The ones I hope to read in the future will be closer to the bottom of the list.
So, what do you think of these books? What books would you recommend ?
- Transforming Philosophy and Religion: Love’s Wisdom (Indiana Series in the Philosophy of Religion)– – – my Philosophy or Religion professor from years ago, Dr. B. Keith Putt , recently recommended this one. He wrote the chapter entitled “A Love That B(l)inds: Reflections on an Agapic Agnosticism.“
- The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human Nature by Steven Pinker- – – I enjoyed Pinker’s The Blank Slate, so I bought this one as a follow-up. The relationship of language to thought has always been of interest to me.
- House and Philosophy: Everybody Lies (The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series) – – – This one I got because I really loved the TV series House for the first few seasons. I wish I could be as blunt as he is and still get away with it. Actually, I’d like to tell people I like what I think of them, but I’m always afraid too because, actually, it can hurt. I also got half off of Chuck Norris Vs. Mr. T: 400 Facts About the Baddest Dudes in the History of Ever which I bought for my son. He loves Chuck Norris jokes.
- The Art of Deception: An Introduction to Critical Thinking – – – the author seeks to teach critical thinking by demonstrating faulty reasoning. I intend to read it, but I’d like my son to read it before he goes to college.
- Schulz and Peanuts: A Biography – – I’m excited about this one. I have always said to myself “I AM Charlie Brown.” So, I saw the book at B&N and thought it was high time to plumb the depths that underlie the genius of Charles Schultz’s legendary comic strip.
Not yet acquired:
- This one was recommended by a visitor to this blog on 2 -17-09 : The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements (Perennial Classic.)
- The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable– – – by Nassim Taleb
– – – Black Swan was recommended by a co-worker.