I’m not one for New Year’s resolutions, but I recently decided I wanted to read more. Though I read more than most, I NEED to read more as I’m researching some things for my writing. I think I can manage a book a week (or 50 new books this year, at least) if I pace myself and stay off the wastebook (Facebook).
So here are some of my reading plans for this year:
I’ve become obsessed with robots. We’re not talking about AI or technology or robots, but they are here and they’re staying and they’re going to start replacing people in the workplace every year from here on out. Our favorite fast food restaurant- Panera Bread- now has online ordering. Recently, they added ordering kiosks. The number of live cashiers as a result have been halved. Now, we don’t use either, because it’s clunky, but should Panera Bread institute a voice-recognition kiosk instead of a touch screen, we’d be all in. With this obvious replacement of a real life person at our favorite eatery, I’m obsessed with what it going on in the technology world and what will continue. To that end, here are some of the books I’ve read so far and ones I’d like to read.
I’m also interested in political things and they are a lot of books I’d like to read on a variety of political subjects:
I’m also really curious to read some of Rebecca Solnit’s works as she is a really active Social Justice Warrior (I do NOT use this term derogatorily) on Facebook:
I’m also on the look out for good fiction, but I’m too often disappointed with what is published these days. Still, I’d like to try out these novels:
Last, but not least, I’m curious about this book, because the author/photographer photographed me and when this book was coming out, he tagged me on Facebook. I didn’t want to be a douche and ask if I was actually in it. But I think I’ll get it nonetheless.
Are there any books missing on my 2017 Must-Read List? I’d love suggestions!