James Bennett's The Anglosphere Challenge makes an interesting companion to the above. Follow the link to read a review by Lexington Green of the ChicagoBoyz, or read excerpts from the Times Literary Supplement review here.
I would love to read the books on your list, but, unfortunately I can not.
I have had glaucoma for 25 years and, Thursday, I had laser surgery on my right eye for the second time in 23 years in an effort to save what vision is left, about 20%. I also have double vision which makes print reading almost impossible.
Two hours following the laser surgery I could not watch televison due to the anesthesia and a gel they put on the eye so a lens isn't painful. The surgery is somewhat painful even with anesthesia, seventy shots around the optic nerve.
What I could do was read your blog with no discomfort at all. The font is large and easy to see and the subjects far more interesting than TV anyhow.
I wish books could be posted on Web pages, not just the classics.
Well, you can read the stuff at the Baen Free Library on the web for free, and it includes some of the fiction works I've recommended. And I'm glad that InstaPundit is reader-friendly for people with eye problems, which was part of the design philosophy (including the text-size menu). But it makes me feel guilty for not posting more often!