re: The /r/52book challenge

Fuller asked for this, my 2016 reading list, which reads more like a confession of sins than a celebration of accomplishments, in that, for someone who might be considered a reading teacher, I do remarkably little reading. Here’s my completed list, with no links because just use Google.

  • Norman Doidge’s The Brain That Changes Itself
  • Tom Wessels’ The Myth of Progress
  • My Dyslexia (by someone with dyslexia…I should probably care enough to check, which isn’t a knock against the book but a testament to my fatigue)
  • David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest
  • Truth in Comedy
  • Paul Beatty’s The Sellout
  • Ken Bain’s What the Best College Teachers Do (repeat, for the sake of teaching teachers)
  • Muriel Barbery’s The Elegance of the Hedgehog
  • Verlyn Klinkenborg’s Several short sentences about writing

I feel like I might be missing something on here, but whatever, 9 books sounds about right for a guy who mostly putzes his time away thinking about reading more, which, if what I learned from the first book on the list is true,in terms of my brain’s response, thinking about doing a thing is pretty much as good as doing the thing.

When I went back through my posts on this site for reminders of what I’d read, I realized how dominant Infinite Jest was through March. That’s gotta count for like 10 books, right?

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