summer reading status

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My reading this summer is eclectic and my focus on any particular title is scattered at best. I’ve not finished many books over the past few months, but my current reading list keeps growing. There is a stack of books by the bed, another near my desk, and even more virtually on the tablet, most with bookmarks at various points.

Today I’ll share a few of the titles I’m currently reading and those that I really hope to get to soon. They are listed alphabetically by author.

Books that hold my attention this week:

Summerlong Summerlong
by Peter S. Beagle

I’m late to discovering Beagle and now want to read more of his writing. I received a digital galley of this book through NetGalley.

 

Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions
by Brian Christian, Tom Griffiths

Algorithms are a hot topic; I’m fascinated by how they are being explained to the general public. I received a copy of this book through the LibraryThing Early Reviewers program.

 

Boss Life: Surviving My Own Small Business Boss Life: Surviving My Own Small Business
by Paul Downs

This has been on my TBR pile since May… 2015. I need to just read it already! I initially received a digital galley of this book through NetGalley, however it expired when the book was published. I’ve been borrowing it from the library.

 

League of Dragons (Temeraire, #9) League of Dragons
by Naomi Novik

I knew Naomi during her time at Columbia, she introduced me to the world of Harry Potter while I TA’d a class she taught. Though we’ve lost touch, I know I’d enjoy her writing even if I didn’t know her at all. I’m looking forward to this final book in the Temeraire series. I received a digital galley of this book through NetGalley.

 

Titles I hope to finish sooner than later:

What the F: What Swearing Reveals About Our Language, Our Brains, and Ourselves What the F: What Swearing Reveals About Our Language, Our Brains, and Ourselves
by Benjamin K. Bergen

If you know me in real life, you know my language is colourful. I have no idea why I find it difficult to swear in writing, I try. Even my morning pages rarely have them spelled out beyond an underlined F. I received a digital galley of this book through NetGalley.

 

Wisconsin on the Air: 100 Years of Public Broadcasting in the State That Invented It Wisconsin on the Air: 100 Years of Public Broadcasting in the State That Invented It
by Jack Mitchell

This title arrived in the mail yesterday. I’m fascinated by public broadcasting, in both radio and television, however I don’t know much about the origins of it. I’m hopeful that this book will shed some light. I received my copy through the LibraryThing Early Reviewers program.

The Only Woman in the Room: Why Science Is Still a Boys' Club The Only Woman in the Room: Why Science Is Still a Boys’ Club
by Eileen Pollack

I’m often the only woman in the room, I majored in Computer Science and still work in technology. While some reviewers have stated the title of this book is misleading it is primarily a single-author memoir and not a look into multiple women’s experiences, I still look forward to reading it. I received my copy through the Goodreads giveaway program.

 

Pepper, Silk and Ivory: Amazing Stories about Jews and the Far East Pepper, Silk and Ivory: Amazing Stories about Jews and the Far East
by Marvin Tokayer, Ellen Rodman

I spot a trend! I received a copy through the LibraryThing Early Reviewers program. E read it and enjoyed it, I’m not sure why I haven’t yet.

 

What book has your focus this summer?