Summer Reading List

I squeezed in some non-Discworld books this summer, too! Twitter-length reviews below:


Why We Lost: A General’s Inside Account of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars (2014)
Daniel P. Bolger
Great details on combat missions; some analysis on personality, politics, & strategy issues. Author says US lost because forces didn’t stay.

Game Change: Obama and Clinton, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime (2010)
John Heilemann, Mark Halperin
Juicy behind-the-scenes look at the contenders in the 2008 election. Summary: Obama led while Clinton managed, McCain screwed up.

Between the World and Me (2015)
Ta-Nehisi Coates
A heartfelt, often heartbreaking letter from father to son, about his experience being black and recognizing the blinding power of fear.

Science…For Her! (2014)
Megan Amram
Skewers sexism, racism, and other social ills via satirical prose and “fun, flirty” quizzes a la Cosmo. Has whole chapter dedicated to kale.

TL;DR: I recommend all four books pictured above.

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