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feb 23, 2009, 7:55pm

I don't think I'll ever really complete the list, but sounds like a fun challenge! I don't expect to go very quickly at this, but I do enjoy lists, and hopefully it will challenge me to read different types of books. So here goes!

Redigerat: sep 21, 2009, 6:32pm

*BD Speculative philosophy : Robert Greene - 48 Laws of Power
BF Psychology : Rachel Simmons - Odd Girl Out
BJ Ethics : Lynn Truss - Talk to the Hand
BL Religions, Mythology, Rationalism : Gavin Flood - An Introduction to Hinduism
BP Islam, Baha'ism, Theosophy, etc : Fawaz A Gerges - Journey of the Jihadist
BV Practical Theology : Suzanne Crocker - Pig in a Taxi
BX Christian Denominations : Carolyn Jessop - Escape

*CB History of Civilization : Bernie Lucht - IDEAS for a New Century
CT Biography : Asne Seierstad - The Bookseller of Kabul

D History General : Elie Wiesel - Night
DG Italy, Malta : Frances Mayes - Under the Tuscan Sun
DJ Netherlands : Ayaan Hirsi Ali - Infidel
DS Asia : Marina Nemat - Prisoner of Tehran
DT Africa : Timothy J Hunt - The Politics of Bones

E American History : Barack Obama - The Audacity of Hope

F Local History of the US and Americas : Michael Byers - Intent for a Nation

*GF Human ecology, Anthropogeography : Alan Weisman - The World Without Us
GT Manners and Customs (General) : Michael Pollan - The Omnivore's Dilemma

HC Economics History and Conditions : Paul Collier - The Bottom Billion
HD Industries, Land Use, Labour : Nicholas Shaxson - Poisoned Wells
HF Commerce : Amy Chua - World on Fire
HG Finance : David Bach - Go Green, Live Rich
HM Sociology (General) : Paul Farmer - Pathologies of Power
HN Social History and Conditions, Social Problems, Social Reform : Stephen Lewis - Race Against Time
HQ The Family, Marriage, Women : Jean P Sasson - Princess
HT Communities, Classes, Races : Jesse Sage - Enslaved
HV Social Pathology, Social and Public Welfare, Criminology : Janine Latus - If I am Missing or Dead
HX Socialism, Communism, Anarchism : Sir Thomas Moore - Utopia

JC Political Theory : Michael Ignatieff - The Rights Revolution
JL Political Institutions and Public Administration (Canada and Latin America) : Amanda Sussman - The Art of the Possible
JZ International Relations : James Traub - The Best of Intentions

KF United States : Marion Starkey - The Devil in Massachusetts
KL-KWX Asia and Eurasia, Africa, Pacific Area, and Antarctica : Shirin Ebadi - Iran Awakening

*LA History of Education : James L Turk - Universities at Risk
LC Special Aspects of Education : Greg Mortenson - Three Cups of Tea
LD Individual Institutions - United States : Mitch Albom - Tuesdays with Morrie

NC Drawing, Design, Illustration : Simon Bond - One Hundred and One Uses of a Dead Cat
ND Painting : Amanda Vaill - Everybody was so Young

*PA Greek, Latin : Homer - The Illiad
PE English Language : Simon Winchester - The Professor and the Madman
PG Slavic, Baltic, Albanian : Leo Tolstoy - War and Peace
PJ Oriental : Rajaa Alsanea - Girls of Riyadh
PN Literature (General) : Anne Fadiman - Ex-Libris
PQ French, Italian, Spanish, Portugese : Irene Nemirovsky - Suite Francaise
PR English Literature : Dodie Smith - I Capture the Castle
PS American Literature : Paul Bowles - Days: A Tangier Diary
PT German, Dutch, Flemish, Afrikaans, Scandinavian, Old Norse, Old Icelandic, Old Norwegian, Modern Icelandic, Faroese, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish : Peter Hoeg Smilla's Sense of Snow
PZ Fiction and Juvenile : Margaret Mitchell - Gone With the Wind

Q Science (General) : Joe Schwarz - Brain Fuel
QA Mathmatics : Neil Weiss - Introduction to Statistics
QC Physics : Jay Ingram - The Daily Planet Book of Cool Ideas
QK Botany : Michael Pollan - Botany of Desire

R Medicine (General) : Tracy Kidder - Mountains Beyond Mountains
RA Public Aspects of Medicine : James Orbinski - An Imperfect Offering
RC Internal Medicine : Brian Wansink - Mindless Eating
RJ Pediatrics : Torey Hayden - One Child

S Agriculture (General) : Barbara Kingsolver - Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

T Technology (General) : Michael Markel - Technical Communications
TD Environmental Technology, Sanitary Technology : Andrew Nikiforuk - Tar Sands
TL Motor vehicles, Aeronautics, Astronautics : Beryl Markham - West with the Night
TX Home Economics : Marjorie Harris - Home Green Home

U Military Science (General) : Christie Blatchford - Fifteen Days

feb 23, 2009, 8:36pm

Oh, and the * in front of it means that I own it, but haven't actually read it yet... I feel like listing it here might shame me into reading it sooner? Hard to say! (I tend to keep buying new books instead of reading the ones that I have... Oops!)

mar 29, 2009, 10:53am

Yeah, I probably won't ever finish, either, but making the list is fun!

sep 21, 2009, 6:40pm

I just updated my list with a few more... but am still missing quite a few categories! I am at 17/21 for the major categories. I am missing:

A - General Works
M - Music
V - Naval Science
Z - Bibliography, Library Science, General Information Resources