Future Reading in 2016 (and Beyond?)

The post I wrote on Saturday on what I’ve read so far this year got me thinking about the kind of reading I have been doing lately. While predicting what I will read next week or next month is always a challenge—mostly because my future reading is often driven by my current reading—I scribbled out a list of books that I would like to be able to read in the near future. Many of these are books I’ve been wanting to read for years, but haven’t around to. I list them below, exactly how I listed them out last night, in the order they came to me.

  • The Man Who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace by H.W. Brands
  • Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years and the War Years by Carl Sandburg
  • Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War by Karl Marinates
  • The Baseball Codes by Jason Turbow
  • Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen (not scheduled for release until the fall of 2016)
  • The Story of World War II by Donald L. Miller
  • Reamde by Neal Stephenson
  • John Quincy Adams: American Visionary by Fred Kaplan
  • The Second World War (4 volumes) by Sir Winston Churchill
  • The Years of Lyndon Johnson (4 volumes) by Robert A. Caro
  • The Abominable by Dan Simmons
  • Jefferson and His Time (6 volumes) by Dumas Malone
  • End of Watch by Stephen King
  • Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
  • The Civil War: A Narrative (3 volumes) by Shelby Foote
  • The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William L. Shirer
  • The Autobiography of Mark Twain by Mark Twain
  • Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella (a re-read)

Mostly, I just go where my current reading takes me, but the recent reading I’ve done has me primed for the kinds of books I’ve listed above.

1 thought on “Future Reading in 2016 (and Beyond?)

  1. Wow, that list will keep you busy for a while!

    Had to laugh seeing Reamde on the list. I literally cannot read the title without switching the letters around to say Readme. Similarly, Seveneves will always be Seveneyes to me (in my defense, there is a giant eye on the cover).

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