Unlike theology, atheism isn't really taught in institutions of higher learning except at religious universities for the purpose of apologetics. Since that is the case, I'm trying to get back into reading some of the more well-known books on the subject to educate myself. Last summer I read The God Delusion, God is Not Great, and about half of The End of Faith. This spring, I bought Letter to a Christian Nation and read it at least 3 times.
Today, after being inspired by some of the people on here, I went to the library and got Daniel Dennett's book Breaking the Spell, Susan Jacoby's Freethinkers: a History of American Secularism (which I barely started last summer) and Sam Harris' The End of Faith, so I can finish reading that. I also put a few other books on request so I can dive into those soon. Gotta love inter-library loans!
I'm excited to get back into it but my problem, particularly with non-fiction, is that reading makes me unbelievably drowsy. I got a few pages into Freethinkers and then found myself waking up because I was snoring. Not sure what I can do about this--I don't have a lot of time to read these books and I don't want to keep falling asleep every 10 pages. I never really had this problem when I was reading Hitchens, Dawkins or Harris, so maybe it's just Jacoby's style that's putting me to sleep. Or maybe I just need more caffeine. Haha.
If anyone else out there has more suggestions for reading, I'll be glad to have them! I'm an avid reader and always looking for something new and interesting.