I have mostly finished what books I could find on the history of computing. A few more linger and I’ll get to them, but I have a rough idea of what I will likely be reading for this last month of spring, or so, and it has me steadily moving away from computing history.
I am just about to finish Andy Weir’s Project Hail Mary which is the first science fiction I’ve read in a while. It’s a fun book and I’m really enjoying it. What makes it even better is Ray Porter’s narration on the audio book.
The book managed to reignite my interest in science fiction, which had wane over the last 6-7 years. So a few of the books on my late spring reading list are my attempt to keep that interest kindled. Here is the list I am planning (not in any specific order, and butterfly-effect of reading always flapping):
- Crypto: How the Code Rebels Beat the Government–Saving Privacy in the Digital Age by Steven Levy
- 11/22/63 by Stephen King (my favorite book, which I try to re-read now and then)
- The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
- The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North
- Apollo 1: The Tragedy That Put Us On the Moon by Ryan S. Walters
- Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
- The Last Don by Mario Puzo
- Becoming Los Angeles: Myth, Memory and a Sense of Place by D.J. Waldie
- Baseball in the Garden of Eden: The Secret History of the Early Game by John Thorn
- Significant Figures: The Lives and Work of Great Mathematician by Ian Stewart
- The Pleasure of Finding Things Out by Richard P. Feynman
- We Are the Nerds: The Birth and Tumultuous Life of Reddit the Internet’s Culture Laboratory by Chritine Lagorio-Chafkin
I think that’s a pretty good list for the next five or six weeks. I have a few more books on the back-burner in case I somehow manage to get through all of these.