Reading List for May 2021

This post is my fifth in my “Reading List” series. You can review all of my previous items for January, February, March, and April.

I ended up listening to fewer books in May than I did in every month except March. I managed to get through 26 books this last month, including two complete series. These are the Magic 2.0 series as well as the Harry Potter Series. Out of the 26 titles that I listened to, five of them, or 19.2%, were first time listens.

Typically, I provide these lists just for mere information. However, I am going to make a recommendation for a title, and that is “A Shorty History of Nearly Everything” by Bill Bryson. The reason I recommend this title is that it is a very readable, or even listenable, title that provides a great overview of history, including how the universe was formed, notable people throughout history, as well as notable points throughout history. All of this is appropriate for all audiences and you do not need to be a scientist to read the material. The book really is for the general audiences and well worth the listen. I am sure that I have listened to the book at least 10 times now and I will probably listen to it again at some point in the future.

I can almost guarantee that I will not get nearly as many titles listened to in June, July, and August, as in other months. The summer is typically when I work on my books covering Apple’s new operating systems.

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Title Author First Listen
Sooley John Grisham Yes
Off to be a Wizard (Magic 2.0 Book #1) Scott Meyer No
Spell or High Water (Magic 2.0 Book #2) Scott Meyer No
An Unwelcome Quest (Magic 2.0 Book #3) Scott Meyer No
Fight and Flight (Magic 2.0 Book #4) Scott Meyer No
Out of Spite, Out of Mind (Magic 2.0 Book #5) Scott Meyer No
The Vexed Generation (Magic 2.0 Book #6) Scott Meyer No
Project Hail Mary Andy Weir Yes
Martian Chronicles Ray Bradbury No
Delta-V Daniel Suarez No
Super Mario: How Nintendo Conquered America Jeff Ryan Yes
Sphere Michael Crichton No
Architects of Memory (The Memory War Book 1) Karen Osborne Yes
After On: A Novel of Silicon Valley Rob Reid No
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Harry Potter Book 1) J.K. Rowling No
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter Book 2) J.K. Rowling No
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter Book 3) J.K. Rowling No
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter Book 4) J.K. Rowling No
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter Book 5) J.K. Rowling No
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter Book 6) J.K. Rowling No
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter Book 7) J.K. Rowling No
Into the Stars (Rise of the Republic #1) James Rosone Yes
Thirteen: the Apollo Flight That Failed Henry Cooper No
A Short History of Nearly Everything Bill Bryson No
The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris David McCullough No
I’d like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had: My Year as a Rookie Teacher at Northeast High Tony Danza No
Total   26