Thursday, February 05, 2009

Current Reading List in No Particular Order.

This is my current reading list some of these I've started already, others I've just loaded to my mp3 player and others I've just picked up from the library.

Beyond Revenge: The Evolution of the Forgiveness Instinct
By Michael McCullough

I listened to a "Speaking of Faith" podcast with McCullough and felt I had to read his book, too.

Nauvoo Polygamy "... but we called it celestial marriage'
by George D. Smith

A continuation of my quest to understand early LDS history.

The anatomy of peace : resolving the heart of conflict
by Arbinger Institute

Recommended by some Facebook friends.

The book of general ignorance
by Mitchinson, John

Referenced on an episode of Skeptics Guide to the Universe

The Count of Monte Cristo
by Dumas, Alexandre

Saw the movie last week and really enjoyed it. Thought it was about time I actually read the book,too.

Death from the skies! : these are the ways the world will end--
by Plait, Philip C.

The only "Dr. Phil" I trust.

A good dog : the story of Orson, who changed my life
by Katz, Jon

Recommended by some Facebook friends.

The greatest inventions of the past 2,000 years
by Brockman, John

Just looked like a cool read.

Intelligent thought : science versus the intelligent design movement
by Brockman, John

Recommended on an evolution blog that I frequent.

What are you optimistic about? : today's leading thinkers on why things
are good and getting better
by Brockman, John

Just another book by Brockman that looked interesting.

What is your dangerous idea? : today's leading thinkers on the
by Brockman, John


Lies, damned lies, and science : how to sort through the noise around
global warming, the latest health claims, and other scientific
by Seethaler, Sherry

I love reading about the intersection of science and politics.

Why we make mistakes: How We Look Without Seeing, Forget Things in
Seconds, and Are All Pretty Sure We Are Way Above Average
by Hallinan, Joseph T.

This book seemed to fall in line with a few other books that I've read in the last year or so.


  1. Wow. That's some list.

    I just read "Daughter of the Saints: Grwoing up in Polygamy" by Dorothy Allred Solomon. It won't answer any of your specifice questions about polygamy but I found it filled in the blanks about how polygamy has evolved. It's mostly a memoir but she does go into quite a bit of family/church history in regards to polygamy.

  2. Like I said in my "25 Random things" post on Facebook, I'll probably read 1/3 of them cover to cover, then skim a few and return the rest without ever cracking the spine.
    I'll have to check out "Growing up in Polygamy". As I read more about how advesely polygamy affected the people involved the more I'm convinved it was never inspired doctrine.