What I’m Reading

Last Finished:

Remembering Manzanar: Life in a Japanese Relocation Camp, Michael C. Cooper
I Am An American: A True Story of Japanese Internment,
Jerry Stanley


John Quincy Adams: A Public Life, A Private Life, Paul C. Nagel

Next up:

The Nazi and the Psychiatrist, Jack El-Hai

My reading rotation, with my current category in bold and my last completed from each category in blue:

  1. Next item from my book list, 52 Great Books to Read from the New York Public Library, Lynn Gordon , Chronicle Books, 1998.
    (The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne)
  2. Item suggested by and/or owned by my wife.
    (Remembering Manzanar: Life in a Japanese Relocation Camp, Michael C. Cooper)
  3. Suggestion from my local library, or its latest annual community-wide One Read selection.
    (Station Eleven, Emily St. John Mandel)
  4. My personal choice, which may be from any of the other categories or something entirely different.
    (Benjamin Franklin: An American Life,  Walter Isaacson)
  5. A biography of one of the US presidents.
    (John Adams, David McCullough)
  6.  Suggestion from a friend or family member.
    (Doctor Zhivago, Boris Pasternak)

*This title was an impulse or recommendation and moved ahead of my “Next up” title already in the queue.
(Bettyville, George Hodgman)

To ensure I read all of the presidents before I am 90-something, I have begun to read one presidential biography in between each category. That means I will read three in a row after #4, and if I choose one as “My personal choice,” I would in fact be reading five of them in a row.
(James Monroe: The Quest for National Identity, Harry Ammon)


[My collection as it was recently, which includes some non-presidents and some president-related non-biographical works. Current presidents owned are: 1Washington, 2Adams, 3Jefferson, 4Madison, 5Monroe, 6Adams, 7Jackson, 16Lincoln, 32Roosevelt, 33Truman, 34Eisenhower, 35Kennedy, 40Reagan, 41Bush, and 42Clinton.]


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