Book List

Books I'm currently reading or just finished:

DRAGON TEETH by Michael Crichton
Published posthumously from a manuscript found by his wife! It looks like he got the idea for is (based on the afterword) in the 1970s, and possibly even wrote it back then. It's no Jurassic Park, but it's a super fun historical fiction piece that is largely a Western adventure with some juicy tidbits about the Bone Wars (the framing device for the story). An A+ summer book, and I highly recommend you read it in a hammock (because that's what I did, and it was great). Also a fun, weirdly similar jaunt into Deadwood, for those who miss the show.

I've just started this one, so no official review notes at this time, but 2666 is one of my favorite books of all time, so I imagine I will at least thoroughly enjoy it, if not totally love it. It's literary fiction, in case that makes or breaks it for you (and no judgement from me if it's a deal breaker: I am firmly of the belief that people should read what they like and not be dicks when other people don't like the same things).

GUNS, GERMS, AND STEEL by Jared Diamond
Also just started this one. I tend to read more than one book at a time, because I am a fickle beast and crave spice and variety. This book is nonfiction, and won the Pulitzer in 1998. I am a fiend for historical nonfiction that focuses (or *at least* heavily dabbles) in medical history, and this promises to do that. It was recommended to me by my friend Beth, and (based on the first thirty pages) I think it's going to be one that I recommend, as well. Bonus points to the author for use of the Oxford comma in the title. I feel strongly about Oxford commas.

BLUETS by Maggie Nelson
Read this when you want your next poetry fix. Though it was only published in 2009, it's already reached Classic status in the lit world. I have never met a person (who enjoyed poetry, or literature in general) who did not deeply appreciate this book. It's a work you'll come back to, so buy all your friends their own copies, because you'll want to keep yours safe and close to hand.