A long time ago, in a skeptical forum far, far away, a reading club was started: The International League of Skeptical Readers (You Doubt? You’ll Like It!). Our goal was to “apply skepticism and critical thinking to books on a variety of non-fiction topics.” Unfortunately, the difficulty of coordinating among a group of people a fairly rigorous reading and discussion schedule proved too difficult to overcome, and the club more or less disbanded. I’ve always been sad about that, because it was lots of fun while it lasted, so I thought I’d give it another try here. Any excuse to read more books, right?
I’ll be reading a non-fiction title monthly and then reviewing it from a skeptical perspective. Suggestions are welcome! Please make your reading recommendations in the comment section below, or via Twitter: @_KarenX.
Pending: Women Who Run with the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Fixing Sex: Intersex, Medical Authority, and Lived Experience by Katrina Karkazis
Moral Combat: Black Atheists, Gender Politics, and the Values Wars by Sikivu Hutchinson
Possessive Investment in Whiteness: How White People Profit from Identity Politics by George Lipsitz
Before the Dawn by Nicholas Wade
The Body Hunters by Sonia Shah
The Evolution of God by Robert Wright
The Future of Reputation by Daniel J. Solove
In Her Place by S. T. Joshi
Merchants of Doubt by Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway
The Mind of the Market by Michael Shermer
The Terror Dream by Susan Faludi
Winter World: The Ingenuity of Animal Survival by Bernd Heinrich