The Scorecard in Mid August

Let’s take a quick look at how I’m doing on my goal.

I may have read one or more of the first three before January 1.
  1. A Thousand Splendid Suns
  2. Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo
  3. I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
  4. Couples by John Updike
  5. The Coldest Winter by David Halberstam
  6. As They See ‘Em by Bruce Weber
  7. The first Elmore Leonard interlude (7 books)
  8. Jesus Interrupted by Bart D. Ehrman
  9. That Old Cape Magic by Richard Russo
  10. Rhino Ranch by Larry McMurtry
The “for sure” list:
  • Friday Night Lights – H.G. Bissinger
  • Girls Like Us – Sheila Weller (biographies of Carol King, Carly Simon, and Joni Mitchell)
  • A Briefer History of Time – Stephen Hawking
The “probable” list:
  • The Fifties – David Halberstam
  • Another Elmore Leonard interlude
The “maybe/mabye not” list:
  • The Time Traveller’s Wife – Audrey Niffennegger (It’s been on my beside table for a couple of years)
  • Netherland – Joseph O’Neill. (Presiden Obama read it, but I hear it’s depressing – just right for winter !)
If anyone’s out there, I’m taking suggestions!

About howardwthompson

I'm a person who likes to travel, read, cook, and eat
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One Response to The Scorecard in Mid August

  1. Terry says:

    I really recommend The Time Travelor's Wife. Truly–it is so much better than you think it will be!

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