I read a whopping 12 books in March. This put me back on track to read 100+ books this year. I wanted to read more poetry, which I did, reading three books of poetry in March. I also added a new challenge: The Amazon Best Books of 2011 Challenge hosted by Cassandra.
My March favorites:
Delirium by Nancy Cohen, a timely book about the recent history of the politics of sexuality.
Incognito by David Eagleman, a book that taught me that brain science indicates that there really isn't a single me, but instead a bunch of mes that run amok. I highly recommend reading it if you have any interest in the brain or psychology.
The March disappointments:
King Henry V by Wm. Shakespeare, not my favorite play by the Bard, but then again, it is Shakespeare so, while disappointing as a whole, there are some really bright spots.
The Reactionary Mind by Corey Robin, not really a single thesis, but instead an uneven collection of essays that only partially illuminated the conservative mind.
The 12 books I read in March:
- Norton Critical Edition of Macbeth by Wm. Shakespeare (Shakespeare Challenge)
- The Brightened Mind: A Simple Guide to Buddhist Meditation by Ajahn Sumano Bhikkhu
- Howl and Other Poems by Allen Ginsberg
- Suffering Is Optional: Three Keys to Freedom and Joy by Cheri Huber
- Delirium: How the Sexual Counterrevolution Is Polarizing America by Nancy L. Cohen
- Questions About Angels by Billy Collins (Seconds Challenge)
- Lord of the Flies by Wm. Golding (What's In A Name Challenge, 1001 Books Challenge)
- The Reactionary Mind: Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin by Corey Robin
- A Week at the Airport: A Heathrow Diary by Alain de Botton (What's In A Name Challenge, Seconds Challenge)
- King Henry V (Arden Third Series) by Wm. Shakespeare (Shakespeare Challenge)
- Habibi by Craig Thompson (Seconds Challenge, Amazon Challenge)
- Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain by David Eagleman (Amazon Challenge)