Thursday, January 15, 2009

Books I read in 2008

So, as I was saying, I plan to chronicle the books that I’ve yet to read, but first I need to list the most recent—the ones that I actually own, those that comprise my growing collection. And as the title suggests, the list will contain only the books that I read in 2008, as this is when I started buying books in earnest. It begins with the last thing I've read and works backward, ending with the first thing I read last year:

Healing the Unhappy Caveman by Chris Wilson – 2008

Mere Anarchy by Woody Allen – 2008

Knowledge and Truth by L.A. Reid - 1924

Man, Beast, and Zombie by Kenan Malik - 2002

The Meaning of Race by Kenan Malik - 1996

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt – 1994

Strange Fruit by Kenan Malik - 2008

Actual Ethics by James Otteson - 2006

Everville (2nd part of series) by Clive Barker – 1994

The Great and Secret Show (1st part of series) by Clive Barker - 1989

Why I'm Not a Christian by Bertrand Russell - 1927

Twentieth-Century Analytic Philosophy by Avrum Stroll – 2001

Blink! by Malcolm Gladwell - 2005

When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris - 2008

A History of Western Philosophy by Bertrand Russell - 1946

East of Eden by John Steinbeck - 1952

Letters to a Young Contrarian by Christopher Hitchens - 1999

The Problems of Philosophy by Bertrand Russell - 1912

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck - 1937

The Voice of Reason: Essays in Objectivist Thought by Ayn Rand - 1990

Freedom and the Will by D.F. Pears - 1963

The Ways of Knowing by W. P. Montague - 1925

A History of Christianity by Paul Johnson - 1976

Saint Paul by Michael Grant - 1976

Augustine: A New Biography by James J. O'Donnell - 2005

Elementary Logic by W. V. O. Quine - 1941

Essay on the Freedom of the Will by Arthur Schopenhaur - 1841

The Confessions by Augustine - 397-98 AD

The next installment will include just one book, namely the one I’m currently reading (when I finish it) and so on. Stay tuned…