Reading List

My favorite reads, updated automatically with the help of my Reading gem, which parses my reading.csv file. Hereโ€™s how I built this page. For more books on Ruby and web development, see my Learning Ruby list.

Key: ๐Ÿ“• book | ๐Ÿซ course | โœ๏ธ piece | ๐ŸŽž๏ธ video | ๐ŸŽค audio | โญ favorite | ๐Ÿค group read ๐Ÿ“• The Ultimate History of Video Games ใ€œ Vol. 1 in progress history ๐ŸŽค Espaรฑol con Juan in progress spanish ๐Ÿ“• Listen Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People? 2023-09-08 politics history โญ ๐Ÿ“• Edward Snowden โ€“ Permanent Record 2023-08-14 biography tech ๐Ÿ“• How Star Wars Conquered the Universe 2023-07-27 history ๐Ÿ“• William Shakespeare's The Jedi Doth Return ใ€œ William Shakespeare's Star Wars, #6 2023-07-21 fiction poetry ๐Ÿ“• Bandersnatch: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and the Creative Collaboration of the Inklings 2023-07-05 biography ๐Ÿ“• The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness 2023-05-14 race history politics ๐Ÿ“• J. R. R. Tolkien โ€“ O Senhor dos Anรฉis 2023-03-10 fiction portuguese ๐Ÿ“• Andrew Marin โ€“ Us versus Us: The Untold Story of Religion and the LGBT Community 2022-10-29 religion lgbt ๐ŸŽž๏ธ A terrible guide to the terrible terminology of U.S. Health Insurance 2022-10-03 healthcare ๐Ÿ“• J. R. R. Tolkien โ€“ O Hobbit 2022-04-24 fiction portuguese ๐Ÿ“• Trevor Noah โ€“ Born a Crime 2022-02-27 biography ๐Ÿ“• J. Zachary Pike โ€“ Son of a Lich ใ€œ The Dark Profit Saga, #2 2022-01-02 fiction ๐Ÿ“• J. Zachary Pike โ€“ Orconomics: A Satire ใ€œ The Dark Profit Saga, #1 2021-12-27 fiction ๐ŸŽž๏ธ Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Movement 2021-07-08 history race politics ๐Ÿ“• Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach 2021-05-10 programming ๐Ÿ“• The New Climate War 2021-03-14 science politics ๐Ÿ“• The Story of Hebrew 2021-03-08 language history ๐Ÿ“• Philip Freeman โ€“ Alexander the Great 2021-03-04 history ๐Ÿ“• Bill Bryson โ€“ The Body 2021-01-09 science ๐Ÿ“• Homegoing 2020-12-06 fiction ๐Ÿ“• David Gushee โ€“ Still Christian: Following Jesus Out of American Evangelicalism 2020-11-21 biography religion politics ๐ŸŽค Building Great Sentences: Exploring the Writer's Craft ใ€œ The Great Courses 2020-03-20 language ๐Ÿ“• The Three Theban Plays: Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus & Antigone 2020-02-29 fiction poetry ๐Ÿ“• Pride and Prejudice 2020-02-20 fiction ๐Ÿ“• Dante โ€“ The Divine Comedy: Inferno ใ€œ trans. Mark Musa 2020-02-10 poetry โญ ๐Ÿ“• The Road 2019-12-31 fiction ๐Ÿ“• Epic: Britain's Heroic Muse 1790-1910 2019-11-20 history ๐Ÿ“• Paradise Lost 2019-09-30 poetry ๐ŸŽค Lewis and Tolkien: The Lost Road 2019-09-10 biography ๐Ÿ“• Beowulf ใ€œ trans. Frederick Rebsamen 2019-09-10 poetry ๐Ÿ“• C. S. Lewis โ€“ Till We Have Faces 2019-08-31 fiction ๐Ÿ“• G. K. Chesterton โ€“ The Napoleon of Notting Hill 2019-08-10 fiction ๐Ÿ“• The Odyssey 2019-07-31 poetry โญ ๐Ÿ“• Tom Holt โ€“ Goatsong: A Novel of Ancient Athens ใ€œ The Walled Orchard, #1 2019-05-10 fiction ๐Ÿ“• Tom Holland โ€“ The Forge of Christendom: The End of Days and the Epic Rise of the West 2019-04-30 history โญ ๐Ÿ“• Latin: Story of a World Language 2018-08-20 history latin language โญ ๐Ÿ“• J. R. R. Tolkien โ€“ The Lord of the Rings ใ€œ narrated by Rob Inglis 2018-08-10 fiction ๐Ÿ“• John Wain โ€“ Samuel Johnson 2018-07-10 biography ๐Ÿ“• To Kill a Mockingbird 2018-06-20 fiction ๐Ÿ“• G. K. Chesterton โ€“ Tremendous Trifles 2018-04-30 essay ๐Ÿ“• The Once and Future King ใ€œ The Once and Future King, #1-4 2018-02-10 fiction โญ ๐ŸŽค Creasy โ€“ One Year Bible ใ€œ Logos Bible Study 2018-01-31 religion ๐Ÿ“• J. R. R. Tolkien โ€“ The Hobbit 2017-10-10 fiction ๐Ÿ“• Humanism and the Culture of Renaissance Europe 2017-04-30 history