Reading List

Wed 18 October 2023
TAGS: books

The Iowa City Public Library is a very nice library, which Kristin and I have both been enjoying immensely. This, in combination with our more relaxed lifestyle, with no kids to care for, no lawn to mow, no home maintenance to perform, has provided much more leisure time that can be spent on such pastimes as reading. I used to do a fair amount of recreational reading in my early life, but that diminished and pretty much went away as life got busy and bigger responsibilities took priority. But now I am getting back into the books and enjoying them immensely.

Here's a nearly complete list of what I've read since coming to Iowa City in February:

Without You, There Is No Us My time with the sons of North Korea's elite Suki Kim

Escape from Camp 14 One man's remarkable odyssey from North Korea to freedom in the West Blaine Harden

The Impossible State North Korea, past and future Victor D. Cha

The Girl With Seven Names Hyonseo Lee, David John

Eyes In The Sky: The Secret Rise of Gorgon Stare and How It Will Watch Us All Arthur Holland Michel

Thrive in Retirement: Simple Secrets for Being Happy for the Rest of Your Life Eric Thurman

How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free: Retirement Wisdom That You Won't Get from Your Financial Advisor Ernie J. Zelinski

The Ninth Decade: An Octogenarian’s Chronicle Carl H. Klaus

Notes of a Dirty Old Man Charles Bukowski

Post Office Charles Bukowski

Factotum Charles Bukowski

Ham On Rye Charles Bukowski

Hot Water Music Charles Bukowski

Hollywood Charles Bukowski

Win Every Argument: The Art of Debating, Persuading, and Public Speaking Mehdi Hasan

Chaos Kings: How Wall Street Traders Make Billions in the New Age of Crisis Scott Patterson

On Writing Well, 30th Edition William Zinsser [I've not completed this yet]