I’ve been mostly on vacation for the last little while so I’ve fallen a bit behind on writing the book reviews I feature here on the blog fairly regularly. In fact, there might even be a few books that, ahem, have been sitting around read and unreviewed for perhaps even longer than the last month or so.
I thought I’d use this post as a bit of internal incentive to actually get the damn things written.
I’ll take a crack at listing some books here. I’ll go with those that are read but unreviewed, in process of being read (or that I intend to start very soon).
I’m also listing those that are on the to-be-read pile that I’m looking forward to getting to in the hopefully not too distant future. I’m also considering this part of the list a bit of an “over the transom” list of review copies I’ve received recentish. Some of these I won’t get to reading/reviewing but at least by listing them here I’m providing the publisher at least some publicity. At end I’ll mention a few that haven’t been released yet but that I am anxiously awaiting.
Books I’ve Finished Reading but Haven’t Written the Review Yet (Probably in order I’m going to write reviews)
- How to Fake a Moon Landing: Exposing the Myths of Science Denial by Darryl Cunningham
- Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age by W. Bernard Carlson
- Marie Curie and Her Daughters: The Private Lives of Science’s First Family by Shelley Emling
- Engineers of Victory: The Problem Solvers Who Turned The Tide in the Second World War by Paul Kennedy
- The Innovative University: Changing the DNA of Higher Education from the Inside Out by by Clayton M. Christensen, Henry J. Eyring
- Genius by Steven T. Seagle, Teddy Kristiansen
- Suspended In Language : Niels Bohr’s Life, Discoveries, And The Century He Shaped by Jim Ottaviani, Leland Purvis, Jay Hosler, Steve Leialoha, Linda Medley, Jeff Parker
In Progress or Imminent
- Creation: How Science Is Reinventing Life Itself by Adam Rutherford
- To Save Everything, Click Here: The Folly of Technological Solutionism by Evgeny Morozov
- Hitler’s Scientists: Science, War, and the Devil’s Pact by John Cornwell
- The Unfeathered Bird by Katrina van Grouw
- Darwin: A Graphic Biography by Eugene Byrne, Simon Gurr
To Be Read / Over the Transom
- Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety by Daniel Smith
- Seduced by Logic: Émilie Du Châtelet, Mary Somerville and the Newtonian Revolution by Robyn Arianrhod
- Pterosaurs: Natural History, Evolution, Anatomy by Mark P. Witton
- The World’s Rarest Birds by Erik Hirschfeld, Andy Swash, Robert Still
- The Crossley ID Guide: Raptors by Richard Crossley, Jerry Liguori, Brian Sullivan
- Grace Hopper and the Invention of the Information Age by Kurt W. Beyer
- Enhancing Campus Capacity for Leadership: An Examination of Grassroots Leaders in Higher Education by Adrianna Kezar, Jaime Lester
- Library 2020: Today’s Leading Visionaries Describe Tomorrow’s Library edited by Joseph Janes
- The War on Science: Muzzled Scientists and Willful Blindness in Stephen Harper’s Canada by Chris Turner
- The Longer I’m Prime Minister: Stephen Harper and Canada, 2006- by Paul Wells
- An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything by Chris Hadfield
Some of the in progress or to be read books I may never get around to reviewing or even finishing reading. Some I might end up combining into group reviews. And I do occasionally get review copies of books from publishers, maybe 10-12 per year. I don’t read all the ones I receive — or finish all the ones I start — but I do usually review the ones I end up reading. The to be read list includes some of the publisher-supplied books.
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