I know all you slow-folks out there are already basking in the rays, and catching up on some reading. In case you were unaware, I read constantly (especially due to the fact that I am cable-less). Below is a short list of some of the books I have read and/or will be reading during this summer. I welcome suggestions for additions.
- Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie – Definitely an interesting story. Hell, the Ayatollah wanted him dead for this one.
- The Road to Serfdom by Friedrick Hayek – A classic that was seen as, “heretical for its passionate warning against the dangers of state control over the means of production.”
- The Elegant Universe by Brian Greene – An exploration into the origins and implications of string theory. Very readable, and the math is confined to the end notes (because no one in the world really understands it).
- The Life of Pi by Yann Martel – A little Indian Boy in a lifeboat with a Bengal Tiger? Sounds Epic.
- Paradise Lost & Paradise Regained by John Milton – If you never heard of it, you should read it. Also, I think it could be the most epic movie ever.
- Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card – A good science fiction novel, very light reading.
- Knowledge and Decisions by Thomas Sowell – A study on the how knowledge is disseminated in our society
If anyone has any suggestions, offer them up. Also, if you want to learn something new and are too broke to buy books, or too slow to make it to the library, check out the two things I plan on learning this summer: Steven Shreve: Stochastic Calculus and Finance and Origami