Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Inform My Reading List! Non-Fiction

As Vida pointed out a few days ago, I can't pick the winners in the non-fiction category by just counting up the votes. Too many nominations, and not enough seconds. But there were three books that garnered more than one vote, and by rights they should be on the list:
  • Jared Diamond, Guns Germs and Steel (Rebel, Chuck, DrSchnell, Karin)
  • Eric Schlosser, Fast Food Nation (Rebel, DrSchnell)
  • Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death (Rebel, Karin)

Beyond that, how to procede? I've decided to choose -- that's right, just choose -- at least one title from each voter (except Brea, whose single nomination I've already read. Sorry!). This goes way over the number of non-fiction books I had planned for, but what is the Inform My Reading List! project about, if not overkill?

Here are the other picks, alphabetically by nominator:

  • austin: Wade Davis, One River
  • chuckdaddy2000: Nathan McCall, Makes Me Want To Holler
  • DrSchnell: Pietra Rivoli, The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy
  • fingerstothebone: Eric Hansen, Motoring With Mohammed; Philip Ball, Bright Earth
  • gl.: Janna Levin, How the Universe Got its Spots; V. S. Ramachandran, Phantoms in the Brain
  • Karin: ML Rossi, What Every American Should Know About the Rest of the World; and possibly Peter Singer and Jim Mason, The Way We Eat and Why Our Food Choices Matter and/or Campbell & Campbell, The China Study
  • Mrs. 5000: Slavomir Rawicz, The Long Walk
  • Rebel: Robert Wright, The Moral Animal
  • Rex Parker: Matthew Scully, Dominion; Chester Brown, Louis Riel
  • Shanthala: Noam Chomsky, Manufacturing Consent
  • Vida: Robert M. Sapolsky, A Primate's Memoir

There. That ought to keep me busy!


Rebel said...

Rebel sweeps the non-fic category!!

Michael5000 said...

Heh. Yeah, Rebel triumphed through teamwork.

Anonymous said...

READ FAST FOOD NATION!!!!!! it is excellent

Michael5000 said...

@mydog: Easy there, mydog. It's on the list.