I've neglected the Fifty Book Challenge for much of the summer and fall.  The train ride reading accounted for, a few more at poolside during the summer, then the fall semester and football season got in the way.

There are a few more titles to report on for the end of 2013.  A few books were pretty good (+) and others failed to impress (-).  Links refer to reviews as posted at the Challenge.
  1. In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Berlin, 2 July 2013.
  2. The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America, 3 July 2013 (+).
  3. A Chain of Thunder: A Novel of the Siege of Vicksburg, 4 July 2013 (+).
  4. The Crisis of the Old Order: The Age of Roosevelt, 5 July 2013 (-).
  5. A Consumer's Republic: The Politics of Mass Consumption in Postwar America, 8 July 2013.
  6. American Dreamers: How the Left Changed a Nation, 30 July 2013.
  7. Why Orwell Matters, 6 August 2013 (+).
  8. 3001: The Final Odyssey, 8 August 2013.
  9. Men on Strike: Why Men Are Boycotting Marriage, Fatherhood, and the American Dream -- and Why It Matters, 9 August 2013.
  10. Confessions of a Community College Administrator, 18 August 2013 (+).
  11. America-Lite: How Imperial Academia Dismantled Our Culture (and Ushered in the Obamacrats), 25 August 2013 (-)
  12. Enjoy the Decline: Accepting and Living with the Death of the United States, 27 August 2013 (-).
  13. Paying for the Party: How College Maintains Inequality, 29 August 2013.
  14. The Relentless Revolution: A History of Capitalism, 4 September 2013.
  15. Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot, 26 December 2013.
  16. Predator Nation: Corporate Criminals, Political Corruption, and the Hijacking of America, 27 December 2013.
There was no third quarter report. The second quarter report is here, and the first quarter report here.

It has not been a good year for bookworm growth.


(Cross-posted to 50 Book Challenge.)

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