The Bookworm Room list of recommended reading

Here is an incomplete, semi-edited linked list of all the books you guys recommended:

Carpooling is about to begin. I’ll do more later.

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  1. Tonestaple says

    Over at Ace of Spades, they have a weekly book thread on Sunday morning.  Perhaps we could have a weekly chat here about what everyone is currently reading.  (The Books page here seems to have mostly petered out….)

  2. says

    That’s a lovely idea, Tonestaple.  I think I could make that happen.  And you’re right that Books! petered out, because it was too distant, somehow, from the main intellectual energy at this blog.

  3. Midknight says

    I’ve read a good chunk of the list – and I’m a bit surprised to see Caliphate on there – not that it isn’t very, very fitting.
    That, his first (admittedly somewhat crappy ) book “State of Disobedience”, his books with Ringo, and his “New Earth ” series (desert Called Peace, Carnifex, etc.) are all nearly guaranteed to make PC-oriented heads explode.

  4. TommyC says

    I know it is late, but a really fun novel is The List of Adrian Messenger by Philip MacDonald (1959).  Until I stumbled across it in a used book store, I thought it was just a movie (George C. Scott, Kirk Douglas and cameos by Burt Lancaster, Frank Sinatra, Tony Curtis and more).  I loved the movie, but the book is much better.  Not conservative particularly – though certainly not liberal – just a good read.  Not long and hard to put down, it is easy to get club members to actually read on or ahead of schedule.  And it can provoke a good discussion about human evil – its nature, causes, etc.  Out of print, but lots of used copies available via Amazon and elsewhere -and free for Kindle and other readers (I think).
    I hate to confess, even though I polish off 50-100 books a year, I have read none of the other recommended books.  I’d better get to work.

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