Mes lectures de l’année (2019)

2019 est maintenant terminé. Alors je me suis dit que je partagerai un récapitulatif de ce que j’ai lu cette année, trié en fonction de mes intérêts du moment. Il ne s’agit ici que des Essais et des romans. Je réserve la liste des BD que j’ai lu pour un autre post.

Mon Top 10 de l’année. Les livres qui m’ont le plus marqué, qui ont changé ma manière d’aborder un sujet, qui m’ont fait découvrir quelque chose qui je ne connaissais pas, et ceux sur lesquels je vais certainement revenir au cours des prochaines années :
The Invention of Science: The Scientific Revolution from 1500 to 1750, by David Wootton
Dans la tête de Xi Jinping, de François Bougon
The Language Hoax: Why the World Looks the Same in Any Language, by John McWhorter
Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest States, by J. Scott
Metaphors We Live By, by G. Lakoff and M. Johnson
The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas are Setting Up a Generation for Failures, by G. Lukianoff and J. Haidt
Global Inequality, by Branko Milanovic
Escape from Rome: The Failure of Empire and the Road to Prosperity, by Walter Scheidel
L’enquête, Livres I à IV, de Hérodote
The Orchid and the Dandelion: Why Some Children Struggle and How All Can Thrive, by W. Thomas Boyce

Romans :
Educated, by Tara Westover
A Fool and Forty Acres : Conjuring a Vineyard Three Thousand Miles from Burgundy, by Geoff Heinricks
L’idiot, Tome 1, de F. Dostoïevsky
Ancillary Justice, by Ann Leckie
Ancillary Sword, by Ann Leckie
La tresse, de Laetitia Colombani

Inégalité :
Global Inequality, by Branko Milanovic
Inequality: What Can be Done ?, by Anthony Atkinson
The Spirit Level : Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger, by R. Wilkinson and K. Pickett
Discours sur l’origine de l’inégalité parmi les hommes, de J.-J. Rousseau
Cette liste est la fin d’un programme de lecture plus large entamé en 2018 qui contenait aussi :
Automating Inequality, by Virginia Eubanks
Debt: The First 5,000 Years, by David Graeber
Hierarchy in the Forest: The Evolution of Egalitarian Behavior, by Chris Boehm
The Creation of Inequality, by K. Flannery and J. Marcus
The Great Leveler: Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the Twenty First Century, by Walter Scheidel

Education-Pedagogie:
The Ingredients for Great Teaching, by Pedro De Bruyckere
You Can Do Anything: The Surprising Powers of a Useless Liberal Arts Education, by George Anders
Life Beyond Grades: Designing College Courses to Promote Intrinsic Motivation, by M. Covington
Learning to Learn: How to Succeed in School Without Spending All Your Time Studying, by Barbara Oakley
The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas are Setting Up a Generation for Failures, by G. Lukianoff and J. Haidt
Think Again: How to Reason and Argue, by W. Sinnott-Armstrong

Langage:
Metaphors We Live By, by G. Lakoff and M. Johnson
What Language Is: And What It Isn’t and What It Could Be, by John McWhorter
The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language, by Steven Pinker
How Language Began: The Story of Humanity’s Greatest Invention, by Daniel Everett
Through the Language Glass: Why the World Looks Different in Other Languages, by Guy Deutscher
The Language Hoax: Why the World Looks the Same in Any Language, by John McWhorter
The Language Myth, by Vyvyan Evans
The Talking Ape: How Language Evolved, by Robbins Burling
The Unfolding of Language: An evolutionary tour of mankind’s greatest invention, by Guy Deutscher
Cette liste fait parti d’un programme de lecture plus large qui se poursuivra en 2020.

Histoire et littérature de l’antiquité:
The Horse, The Wheel and Language: How Bronze-Age Riders from the Eurasian Step Shaped the Modern World, by David Anthony
A History of the Ancient Near East, by M. Van De Mieroop
Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest States, by J. Scott
1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed, by Eric H. Cline
L’enquête, Livres I à IV, de Hérodote
Histoire de l’Égypte pharaonique: Le temps des rois-dieux, de Claire Lalouette
The Tale of Sinuhe and other Egyptian Poems 1940-1640 BC., translation by R. B. Parkinson
L’apologie de Socrate, de Platon
Criton, de Platon
Escape from Rome: The Failure of Empire and the Road to Prosperity, by Walter Scheidel
Myths from Mesopotamia: Creation, The Flood, Gilgamesh and Others, translation by Stephanie Dalley
Socrate, de Louis André Dorion
Cette liste est la suite d’un programme de lecture plus large qui se poursuivra en 2020 et qui avait été entamé en 2018. Il contenait aussi :
Who We Are and How We Got Here: Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past, by David Reich
The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt, by Toby Wilkinson

Psychologie:
The Orchid and the Dandelion: Why Some Children Struggle and How All Can Thrive, by W. Thomas Boyce
The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom, by J. Haidt
The Power of Character Strenghs: Appreciate and Ignite Your Positive Personnality, by R. Niemic and R. McGrath
Aphantasia: Experiences, Perceptions, and Insights, by Alan Kendle
The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human, by J. Gottschall

La Révolution Scientifique:
The Scientific Revolution, by Steven Shapin
The Invention of Science: The Scientific Revolution from 1500 to 1750, by David Wootton
The Cheese and the Worms: The Cosmos of a Sixteenth Century Miller, by C. Ginzburg

Divers :
In Defense of Food: The Myth of Nutrition and the Pleasures of Eating, by Michael Pollan
Doing Philosophy: From Common Curiosity to Logical Reasoning, by Timothy Williamson
Aspects du Mythe, de Mircea Eliade
Capitalism, Alone, by Branko Milanovic
Dans la tête de Xi Jinping, de François Bougon
Range: Why Generalist Triumph in a Specialized World, by David Epstein

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