On Thursday, NPR posted the Top 100 Reader-Selected Sci-Fi/Fantasy Books. This was made public at a rather opportune time...In September I will be undergoing surgery for a torn labrum. I'll be in a sling for about 4-6 weeks, but I'm not sure what my own level of activity will be within that time. I don't want to sit on my butt the entire time, but little things like getting dressed to go outdoors will be difficult (and potentially painful). If I am diligent, I will start reviewing material for the MCAT buuuuuuuut I think I would rather sample books on NPR's Top 100 list.
I'm actually surprised that I've read quite a few of them during high school - 1984, Flowers for Algernon, Fahrenheit 451, and Frankenstein, to name a few. They are all very sci-fi-y, but I always associated the sci-fi category as books for leisure rather than books for study.
Also, The Princess Bride made the list. Woohoo!
I've also been reading The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care by T.R. Reid. I've only been reading it during meal-times instead of devouring it all in one day. It is a good beginner's book for people who want to learn how health care is managed in different first-world countries. I may just want to read it again so the info sinks in better. I might post a few thoughts on it later on...when I'm less lazy :P