Friday, July 5, 2019

Books Read, Midway Through 2019 Edition

I realize I totally fell off the logging-the-books-I've-read train, both on this blog and in general. I failed to keep track of about half my reading for 2018, which is a shame, as I've found it to be a useful habit. 

I need reading glasses. So far Zooey doesn't.

For 2019, I'm back to being consistent in logging the books I read. In 2017 and 2018, I found myself reading less, partially due to my job and other real-life interruptions. I was also getting more tired when reading, and I didn't know why. A few months ago I had my answer: A routine physical revealed that I needed reading glasses! Now I get less tired when reading, no doubt because I'm not having to work so hard. The funny thing is my vision issues developed so gradually I barely noticed them.

Without further ado, here is my Books Read list for the midway point of 2019. A quick glance will show that fantasy and philosophy have been the dominant themes so far this year. That is by no means unusual for me.


  • Castle of Wizardry by David Eddings
  • The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold
  • Emperor Mage by Tamora Pierce
  • Enchanter’s End Game by David Eddings
  • Fool Me Twice by Matthew Hughes
  • Fools Errant by Matthew Hughes
  • Hellbent by Gregg Hurwitz
  • Magician’s Gambit by David Eddings
  • Night of Madness by Lawrence Watt-Evans
  • The Nowhere Man by Gregg Hurwitz
  • Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold
  • Pawn of Prophecy by David Eddings
  • Queen of Sorcery by David Eddings
  • The Realms of the Gods by Tamora Pierce
  • Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce
  • Wolf-Speaker by Tamora Pierce


  • Ancient Magic: A Practitioner's Guide to the Supernatural in Greece and Rome by Philip Matyszak
  • The Tao of WU by RZA
  • Aristotle's Way: How Ancient Wisdom Can Change Your Life by Edith Hall
  • A Significant Life: Human Meaning in a Silent Universe by Todd May
  • Staying Alive: How to Act Fast and Survive Deadly Encounters by Safe Havens International Inc
  • Fight Like a Physicist: The Incredible Science Behind Martial Arts by Jason Thalken