Right now im reading a lot of Stephen King's books. I have finished It earlier this year and The Shinning not long ago. I'm gonna pick Salem's Lot next
Of all his books those are my two or my three favorites. I read Salem's Lot when i was 19 years old and staying alone at an old cottage with a coal room in the basement and lots of windows in the room i slept in. had myself scared big time. The Shining is good too. My third is The Stand, i have read it twice.
OK, the current list:
"Carrying the Fire", by Michael Collins - biographical history of his experiences in the US Space Program including Apollo 11
"The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova", by Casanova - classic literature
"The Prince" by Jerry Pournelle and S.M. Stirling - science fiction, the complete collection of Falkenberg's Mercenaries tales
"The Wailing Asteroid", by Murray Leinster - science fiction audiobook from Librivox.org
I always prefer to curl up with a book than turn the TV on. In my youth, I found the TV intrusive when trying to study or do homework; my siblings insisted that I could hear it better in my room at the other end of the house than they could in the same room with it. I found that hard to believe, but I suppose it is acoustically possible. In any case, I decided then that I would never own a TV. I have never regretted that decision nor changed my mind.
The most recent book I finished was another library book: The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama, written when he was still a Senator. I think I understand what he was trying to do: counteract the polarization in the media's portrayal of politics, by showing that we have more common ground than we think we do.
We have been having an unusually cold summer in the Bay Area, so I haven't felt able to read any Carl Hiaasen; his books are the kind I like to read while outdoors on a hot day.
I generally keep several books/magazines going at once, so here's the current list:
Current issue of National Geographic Magazine (11/2021)
Audiobook (librivox.org) of "What the Boys Did Over There" - a collection of stories from Allied soldiers in World War I
"The Romance of Lust" - ebook of a Victorian porn novel from Project Gutenberg
"Shockwave - Star Kingdom Book 1" - ebook, science fiction
"A Game of Thrones" - fantasy by George R. R. Martin - bedside reading
Here is a snapshot of my books...some are a series of books so technically 27 books so far this year:
Neuromancer (Sprawl, #1) - Gibson, William
The Adversary (A Chris Bruen Novel Book 1) - Hirsch, Reece
We Are All Completely Fine - Gregory, Daryl
The Midnight Circus - Yolen, Jane
Nucleation - Unger, Kimberly
The Last Tsar's Dragons - Yolen, Jane
She Walks in Darkness - Walton, Evangeline
Sea Change - Kress, Nancy
The New Voices of Science Fiction - Rajaniemi, Hannu
The Peoples Republic of Everything - Mamatas, Nick
The Bible Repairman and Other Stories - Powers, Tim
The Cthulhu Mythos Megapack: 40 Modern and Classic Lovecraftian Stories - Betancourt, John Gregory
Beyond Frankenstein: The Complete Supernatural Short Fiction - Shelley, Mary
Two Spies in Caracas - Nam, Moiss
Apocalypse Nyx (Bel Dame Apocrypha #1.5, 1.7) - Hurley, Kameron
The Bar in the Middle of Nowhere (The Watchers, #3) - Abrahams, Tom
Project Hail Mary - Weir, Andy
Stranger in a Strange Land - Heinlein, Robert A.
Proof: The Science of Booze - Rogers, Adam
The Falklands War - Middlebrook, Martin
Bearing an Hourglass (Incarnations of Immortality, #2) - Anthony, Piers
The Bar at the Edge of the Sea (The Watchers, #2) - Abrahams, Tom
The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. (D.O.D.O. #1) - Stephenson, Neal
This is the End 3: The Post-Apocalyptic Box Set (8 Book Collection) - Thorn, J.
Gears & Goggles: A Steampunk Collection - Quinn, Susan Kaye
Seveneves - Stephenson, Neal
The Bar at the End of the World (The Watchers, #1) - Abrahams, Tom