June Bibliolust

Another short lust list this month. I’m not sure if that’s because most summer releases are more in the “beach read” category or if I’ve been busier reading than looking at what is coming up.

Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the Damned, John A. Farrell — When you’re an attorney, it’s hard to resist a well-blurbed biography of one of the country’s most famous trial lawyers.

The Perfect Nazi: Uncovering My Grandfather’s Secret Past, Martin Davidson — A couple favorable reviews of this and it’s intruiging premise — discovering your grandfather was a long and early member of the SS — puts it on the list, especially since it was available through the library.

The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry, Jon Ronson — Ronson likes subjects that tend toward the odd or wacko, as do my reading habits. The favorable PR on the book so far landed it on my library reserve list and, hence, this list.

The Sojourn, Andrew Krivak — A featured review by one of the big brick and mortar bookstores leads this WWI story to being the only novel on this month’s list.

Report Card:

Year to Date (January-May 2011)

Total Bibliolust books: 25

Number read: 15 (60%)

Started but did not finish: 3 (12%)

Cumulative (September 2008-May 2011)

Total Bibliolust books: 175

Number read: 131 (74.9%)

Started but did not finish: 12 (6.9%)

Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one’s hand.

Ezra Pound, Guide to Kulchur

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