Monday, 27 March 2017

What I've Been Reading Recently

The first quarter is almost up! Can you Adam and Eve it? Here are the books I've read since last time.

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
The Path to the Spiders' Nest by Italo Calvino
The Ethics of Modernity by Richard M√ľnch
The Entrepreneurial State by Mariana Mazzucato
Hunting Mister Heartbreak by Jonathan Raban
Inventing the Future by Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams
The Philosophy of Money by Georg Simmel
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Informers by Bret Easton Ellis
Ideology and Utopia by Karl Mannheim
Ordinary Families by E Arnot Robertson
Nadija by Andre Breton
Work Time by Cynthia L Negrey
Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth
Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams by Sylvia Plath
Theorizing the Standoff by Robin Wagner-Pacifici
The High Cost of Living by Marge Piercy
Central Problems in Social Theory by Anthony Giddens

Fewer this quarter thanks to some pretty hefty breeze blocks of books - I'm looking mainly at Simmel and Dostoyevsky, which took an age to get through. The latter was definitely worth it. The former? Not so much. I'll say it now too, the Giddens was an excellent read.

What have you been reading recently?

5 comments:

K Fearon said...

Glad an old Marge Piercey novel is getting some love.
Sometimes I envy people who have a commute = time to read.

Phil said...

Ah, I use my commute for all the sociology reading ...

asquith said...

The reading of Arnold Bennett continues (look at the exhibition of his work in the museum) and of course the man, Graham Greene.

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2004/sep/18/classics.grahamgreene

Ben G said...

Cor Phil you don't half read fast. It took me much longer than that to get through Brothers Karamazov - never mind the others with it.

Ken said...

Why Simmel and not Michels?