What I’m Reading, May 20, 2014 Edition

For no particular reason, here’s what I am reading at the moment, and what I plan to read in the not-too-distant future.

  • Our Oriental Heritage by Will Durant1
  • The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson. Not really sure what prodded me to try reading this book, as I rarely read fantasy of this sort, but I’m enjoying what I’ve read so far.

Of course, both of these books are monstrously long at around 1,000 pages a piece2. When I finish these, here are a few books I’m looking forward to reading in the near future:

  • Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King3
  • Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer
  • The Life of Greece by Will Durant
  • Dangerous Women edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois
  • Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie
  • VS Day by Allen Steele
  • Great Baseball Writing by the editors of Sports Illustrated
  • The Boys of Summer by Roger Kahn
  • Ball Four by Jim Boulton
  • Theft of Swords by Michael J. Sullivan4

As always, this list is a moving target that changes with my mood, but it should give some idea of what I’m looking forward to reading over the next few months.

  1. My third time reading this book, but my first time listening to the audiobook, which is quite good.
  2. Or about 50 hours each as audiobooks.
  3. Comes out on June 3.
  4. I’ve been promising Michael I’d read one of his books for a long time now. He’s bought me enough beer so I owe him at least that much.