reading list

In an effort to create better life balance, I’ve made time to read more lately. I’m really into sci-fi right now, especially women authors. Any other recommendations are welcome! And please share your reading lists, too.

t-love’s Reading List May 2009


  • Neuromancer by William Gibson
  • Standing Up To the Madness: Ordinary Heroes in Extraordinary Times by Amy Goodman and David Goodman
  • The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2006 edited by Dave Eggers

Recently finished

  • Zahrah the Windseeker by Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu
  • Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler
  • The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. LeGuin

On deck

  • Tales From Earthsea by Ursula K. LeGuin
  • Storycatcher by Christina Baldwin

NaBloPoMo day 5.


6 thoughts on “reading list

  1. I’m not a sci-fi gal in general, but I adore well-done time travel stuff, and I loved Orson Scott Card’s “Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus”. Very cool!

    I’ve been on a ridiculously long non-fiction kick, it’s just not funny. Some recent reads:

    “Blink” by Malcolm Gladwell;

    “This is Your Brain on Music” by Daniel J. Levitin;

    “Musicophilia” by Oliver Sacks (not started yet)

    “A Big Life in Advertising” by Mary Wells Lawrence;

    “Hard Times” and “Working” by Studs Terkel


  2. As you know, I’m a huge fan of Octavia. Did you enjoy the novel?

    Like Becky, I’m also on a non-fiction kick. Right now I’m reading “Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing as if Food, Farms, and Fertility Mattered” by Woody Tasch… It’s all about creating a market that values health, environment, community and food security. I love it cuz I just moved back to a rural area and it gives me hope in agriculture as a vehicle for positive change.

    I also recently finished “Agenda for a New Economy,” by David Korten and “Deep Economy” by Bill McKibben. Guess I’ve got a one-track mind right now.

    Also, t-love, have you ever visited the Goodreads site? It’s a social network for sharing reads and reviews with friends. I’m pretty sure you can stream your updates into your blog, but I’m not certain on that. Anyway… seems like something you might enjoy it.


  3. If you are into women sci-fi writers, you should check out Nalo Hopkins’ work and Cynthia Kadohata’s <>In the Heart of the Valley of Love<>. Kadohata is not a sci-fi writer per se, but that novel is interesting.

    My current reading list:

    <>Omnivore’s Dilemma<> by Michael Pollan (I’m just finally getting to read it. I knew what to expect in terms of what he says about the corn industry and industrial farming, but no one told me what a beautiful writer he is!)

    <>Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius<> by Angeline Lillard

    <>The Foreign Student<> by Susan Choi

    <>How to Design and Build Fences and Gate<> (Great Ortho how-to book)

    <>Mama PhD: Women Write About Motherhood and Academic Life<> edited by Elrena Evans and Caroline Grant (How could I not read this?)

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