What I've Been Reading

April 5, 2019
Code
Charles Petzold
Microsoft Press
If you've ever seen those YouTube videos of people who created entire computers in Minecraft or Super Mario Maker - and want to be more like them - then look no further. This book demonstrates how computers are built from absolute first principles, along with excellent diagrams, examples, and historical references to put everything in context. This is a book that demands re-reading and will likely reward you handsomely for it.
March 26, 2019
Getting Started with Arduino
Massimo Banzi
Maker Media, Inc
A bite-sized (byte-sized?) dive into the world of physical computing with Arduino - written by its creator. Approachable for all coding skill levels, the book provides a few simple projects along the way to get you up and running with some nice blinking LEDs - and inspires you to dream of even more. I would have liked to see more detailed diagrams for the placement of items on the breadboard, which was a bit hard to interpret, but the book encourages trial and error, so I guess it’s all part of the master plan.
March 24, 2019
Island of the Blue Dolphins
Scott O'Dell
HMH Books for Young Readers
Robinson Crusoe as a 12 year old girl on a small island off the coast of Southern California. Dream-like tone throughout, but with flashing moments of adventure, discovery, conflict, defeat, and friendship. Beware the devil-fish.
March 23, 2019
The Greatest Salesman in the World
Og Mandino
Bantam
Stoic philosophy veiled in religious themes hidden in a simple parable about learning sales. This book was given to me by my eighth grade homeroom teacher - Mrs. Laffey - and I’ve treasured it ever since. I recently rediscovered this small book - and the wisdom of the ancient scrolls inside - at just the right time.
March 15, 2019
Falling Free
Lois McMaster Bujold
Nesfa
Tightly-packed, engineering-heavy, self-contained escape escapade with glimmers of a larger galactic military-industrial complex beyond. Frightening look at a potential bioengineering solution to the problems of prolonged zero-G - but luckily our humanity prevails. I have no idea right now how the quaddies will fit into the larger tale of the Miles Vorkosigan saga, but I’m sure excited to find out.
March 7, 2019
Return to the Little Kingdom: Steve Jobs, the Creation of Apple, and How It Changed the World
Michael Moritz
Overlook Press
A history of early days of Apple Computer, originally published in 1984. The time-jumping segments between the origin tale and the Macintosh team were an interesting device - but I was left wanting for a convergence of these two stories that never happened. I’ll never get sick of this story, though - that’s the predominant feeling here, I just want more.
February 7, 2019
Red Rising
Pierce Brown
Del Rey (Random House)
This is my bookReview of Darrow’s simultaneous revenge, coming of age, and love stories. If you like greekMythology, schoolRivalries, medievalWeaponry, and camelCase, then this is book for you. Slow burner in the beginning, but great pacing and plot surprises barreled me through the second half, much like a runaway Helldiver losing control beneath the surface of the red planet.
February 1, 2019
Abhorsen
Garth Nix
HarperTeen
The adventure continues right where we left off in ‘Lirael’ - and doesn’t let up for a single moment. All your best friends are back in this one, from the Disreputable Dog to Sabriel to the Mogget, and I’m still left wanting more - of everything and everyone in the Old Kingdom. Even the tinkling call of Ranna couldn’t stop me from staying up late to finish this book, well past my bedtime, as this book should be read.
January 27, 2019
Lirael
Garth Nix
Eos
Another book that I wished I’d read long before, because I know I’ll be thinking about Lirael and the Disreputable Dog for an even longer time. If you love books with giant libraries filled with hidden, locked, and forbidden doorways, then this is the book for you. I’ve heard the bells, and now I’m spellbound.
January 19, 2019
The Lightning Thief
Rick Riordan
Disney Hyperion Books
Are our children doomed to repeat the sins of their parents? Apparently, yes - particularly if one of those parents happens to be an Ancient Greek god now living in the United States. The wisecracking first-person tale of Percy Jackson seems to have been written exclusively for the sixth-grade version of me, which, like the gods, is also still alive and quite well in the modern era.
January 9, 2019
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Neil Gaiman
William Morrow Books
A tiny little book about the dark matter beneath our childhood memories. Best read with a flashlight under the covers, long after you’ve been sent to bed. I’ll be rereading this one for the rest of my days.
January 4, 2019
The Dark Is Rising
Susan Cooper
Margaret K. McElderry Books
Christmas in rural England is already pretty magical - let alone when you turn eleven and discover that you’re the last of the Old Ones, with a mythical quest to fulfill before the agents of the Dark prevail. My mom bought me these books when I was a kid, but I never read them for some reason. Like Will, I’ve found my destiny at just the right time.
January 2, 2019
The Soul of a New Machine
Tracy Kidder
Fantastic odyssey of bringing a new computer to life in the late 1970s. The metaphors and analogies for computer architecture are appropriate, approachable, and just plain awesome - I’ll be thinking about these explanations for a long time to come. Recommended for anyone who’s ever built anything with a computer and wants to go under the hood a bit deeper - no technical background required, but if you’ve got one, then you’ll dig this book even more.
January 2, 2019
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs Basil E. Frankweiler
E.L. Konigsburg
Frame story? Runaway siblings from Greenwich who hideout in the Metropolitan Museum of Art for a week? Check, and check.
December 29, 2018
Wildwood
Colin Meloy
Balzer + Bray
Delicious romp through magical woods, replete with talking animals, friendly bandits, beautiful witches, Radio Flyers, and all things adventure. The illustrations are just as magic as the words. Even the book itself *feels* like something special, something that I would have devoured in my childhood bedroom, next to a whirring box fan, in the heat of summer.
December 29, 2018
Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture
David Kushner
Fast-paced take on the id Software arc, focusing on the Beatles-esque partnership of Romero and Carmack. My only wish is that this book came along with shareware copies of all the games. Well, that’s it then for the review, I guess I’m off to go buy Doom II and Commander Keen now.
December 17, 2018
The Lifters
Dave Eggers
Listening Library
December 8, 2018
The Borrowers
Mary Norton
HMH Books for Young Readers
December 6, 2018
Seven Surrenders
Ada Palmer
Tor Books
Read this book. And then re-read it. That way you’ll understand what’s unraveling all around Mycroft Canner. At least that’s what I’m hoping happens for me. Among its other positive qualities, this book (series) has the best character names in the business. I’m sad and happy after finishing this book, and isn’t that the best outcome for just about anything?
November 17, 2018
The Idea Factory: Learning to Think at MIT
Pepper White
Mit Press
November 12, 2018
Children of Blood and Bone
Tomi Adeyemi
Henry Holt Books for Young Readers
Raw and powerful. Present tense gave it a dreamlike quality that dipped into nightmares. Excited for more world-building to come in books two and three.
October 30, 2018
Coraline
Neil Gaiman
William Morrow Paperbacks
A delightful and scary little story, perfect for a Halloween evening, summer campfire in the woods, or your routine #SundayScaries evening. Reminded me of my most favorite, most horrifying, and most retold tale in More Scary Stories To Tell In the Dark - The Drum. Be brave and go exploring with Coraline!
October 29, 2018
The Electric State
Simon Stålenhag
Free League
Opens up a portal to parallel universe too close to our own. You’ll feel nostalgia for nightmares that may still happen. And you’ll want to learn how to paint.
October 26, 2018
Death's End
Liu Cixin
TOR
Another mind-melter for your imagination.
October 13, 2018
The Dark Forest
Liu Cixin
Tor Books
Had to prop up my jaw more than once. I felt compelled to tell anyone I interacted with about what was happening in the book even though I was so fearful of spoiling it for them. Finally, this book caused me a terrible nightmare just a few hours ago about the end of earth but then I woke up and finished the book in bed and smiled myself back to sleep.
October 5, 2018
Wonder
R.J. Palacio
Alfred A. Knopf
October 3, 2018
Watchmen
Alan Moore
DC Comics
September 23, 2018
The Library at Mount Char
Scott Hawkins
Broadway Books
It’s not often I read an entire book in one day. This book is weird, hilarious, gross, haunting, and utterly gripping start to finish. So glad I chose this randomly from The Last Bookstore in LA based on its cover alone.
September 13, 2018
The Secret Garden
Frances Hodgson Burnett
Children's Classics
September 11, 2018
The Body in the Library
Agatha Christie
Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
September 5, 2018
The Halloween Tree
Ray Bradbury
Yearling
August 16, 2018
Hatchet
Gary Paulsen
Atheneum Books for Young Readers: Richard Jackson Books
July 6, 2018
The House on the Cliff
Franklin W. Dixon
Grosset & Dunlap
July 5, 2018
The Secret of Skull Mountain
Franklin W. Dixon
June 16, 2018
Too Like the Lightning
Ada Palmer
Tor Books
June 1, 2018
Red Mars
Kim Stanley Robinson
Spectra Books
June 1, 2018
Redwall
Brian Jacques
Red Fox
April 24, 2018
Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins of the Internet
Katie Hafner
Simon Schuster
April 6, 2018
Dark Matter
Blake Crouch
Crown
April 4, 2018
The Bonehunters
Steven Erikson
Bantam
April 4, 2018
Midnight Tides
Steven Erikson
Bantam
April 3, 2018
Ready Player One
Ernest Cline
Crown Publishers
March 28, 2018
Arlo Finch in the Valley of Fire
John August
Roaring Brook Press
March 25, 2018
Shantaram
Gregory David Roberts
March 6, 2018
The House with a Clock in Its Walls
John Bellairs
Puffin Books
March 6, 2018
Holes
Louis Sachar
Scholastic
March 6, 2018
The Face in the Frost
John Bellairs
Olmstead Press
March 6, 2018
Sabriel
Garth Nix
Harper Collins
December 10, 2017
The Wise Man's Fear
Patrick Rothfuss
DAW Books
December 10, 2017
The Name of the Wind
Patrick Rothfuss
Penguin Group DAW
July 6, 2017
Excession
Iain M. Banks
Bantam Spectra (NY)
December 16, 2016
Shardik
Richard Adams
Overlook Duckworth
November 15, 2016
House of Chains
Steven Erikson
Tor Fantasy
October 1, 2016
The Tortilla Curtain
T. Coraghessan Boyle
Penguin Books
September 3, 2016
Memories of Ice
Steven Erikson
Tor Fantasy
August 8, 2016
Leviathan Wakes
James S.A. Corey
Orbit
July 9, 2016
The Sparrow
Mary Doria Russell
Ballantine Books
July 7, 2016
Deadhouse Gates
Steven Erikson
Tor Books
June 8, 2016
Corelli's Mandolin
Louis de Bernières
Vintage
April 12, 2016
Ancillary Mercy
Ann Leckie
Orbit
January 2, 2016
The Fall of Hyperion
Dan Simmons
Spectra Books
January 2, 2016
Hyperion
Dan Simmons
Bantam Spectra
December 28, 2015
A Perfect Spy
John le Carré
Penguin Books
October 1, 2015
Shoeless Joe
W.P. Kinsella
Turtleback Books
September 30, 2015
Comanche Moon
Larry McMurtry
Simon Schuster
September 23, 2015
Beautiful Swimmers: Watermen, Crabs and the Chesapeake Bay
William W. Warner
Back Bay Books
September 18, 2015
The Martian Chronicles
Ray Bradbury
Bantam/Spectra
September 13, 2015
The Brothers Karamazov
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Penguin Books
September 2, 2015
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
Haruki Murakami
Knopf
July 19, 2015
Ancillary Sword
Ann Leckie
Orbit
July 9, 2015
Ancillary Justice
Ann Leckie
Orbit
June 17, 2015
Julian
Gore Vidal
Vintage
June 14, 2015
Seveneves
Neal Stephenson
May 30, 2015
The Three Musketeers
Alexandre Dumas
Vintage
April 15, 2015
Objective-C Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide
Aaron Hillegass
Big Nerd Ranch Guides
April 13, 2015
Flowers for Algernon
Daniel Keyes
Gollancz
March 14, 2015
Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
Eliezer Yudkowsky
hpmor.com & fanfiction.net
March 8, 2015
The Mists of Avalon
Marion Zimmer Bradley
Ballantine Books
February 22, 2015
Travels with Charley
John Steinbeck
Penguin Classics
February 20, 2015
A General Theory of Authority
Yves R. Simon
University of Notre Dame Press
February 16, 2015
Antony and Cleopatra
William Shakespeare
Penguin Classics
January 16, 2015
The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life
Alice Schroeder
Bantam
December 1, 2014
Little, Big
John Crowley
Harper Collins Publishers
December 1, 2014
Anything You Want
Derek Sivers
November 30, 2014
The Three-Body Problem
Liu Cixin
Tor Books
November 30, 2014
Memoirs of Hadrian
Marguerite Yourcenar
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
November 20, 2014
A Fire Upon the Deep
Vernor Vinge
Tor Science Fiction
November 20, 2014
Rainbows End
Vernor Vinge
Tor Science Fiction
November 5, 2014
Cryptonomicon
Neal Stephenson
Avon
November 2, 2014
Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!: Adventures of a Curious Character
Richard Feynman
W. W. Norton & Company
November 2, 2014
This Boy's Life
Tobias Wolff
Grove Press
November 2, 2014
The Once and Future King
T.H. White
Ace
November 1, 2014
The Handmaid's Tale
Margaret Atwood
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
November 1, 2014
Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future
Peter Thiel
Crown Business
November 1, 2014
A Deepness in the Sky
Vernor Vinge
Tor Science Fiction
October 17, 2014
A Canticle for Leibowitz
Walter M. Miller Jr.
Bantam Spectra
October 14, 2014
The Master and Margarita
Mikhail Bulgakov
Vintage International
August 31, 2014
Infinite Jest
David Foster Wallace
Back Bay Books
August 5, 2014
Batman: Year One
Frank Miller
DC Comics
June 17, 2014
Selected Works
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Penguin Classics
June 15, 2014
The Shadow of the Wind
Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Phoenix Press
June 5, 2014
London Journal, 1762-1763
James Boswell
Yale University Press
June 1, 2014
Thrilling Cities
Ian Fleming
Vintage Classics
June 1, 2014
Truman
David McCullough
Simon Schuster
April 18, 2014
Another Sort of Learning
James V. Schall
Ignatius Press
April 12, 2014
The Magus
John Fowles
Vintage Books
April 5, 2014
Steve Jobs
Walter Isaacson
Simon & Schuster
April 5, 2014
The Knight
Gene Wolfe
Tor Books
April 5, 2014
A History of the Ancient World: Volume II Rome
Michael Rostovtzeff
Oxford University Press, USA
March 26, 2014
I, Claudius/Claudius the God
Robert Graves
Penguin Books
March 10, 2014
A Moveable Feast
Ernest Hemingway
Arrow
March 6, 2014
The Martian
Andy Weir
Del Rey
February 10, 2014
Augustus
John Williams
Vintage Classics
February 2, 2014
The Napoleon of Notting Hill
G.K. Chesterton
Catholic Way Publishing
February 1, 2014
Gun Machine
Warren Ellis
Mulholland Books
January 26, 2014
Meditations: With Selected Correspondence
Marcus Aurelius
Oxford University Press
November 22, 2013
Birds Without Wings
Louis de Bernières
Vintage
March 30, 2013
Butcher's Crossing
John Williams
NYRB Classics
Explores and dispels the myth of the American West for a young Harvard student, lured westward to the frontier of the country by the writings of Emerson. Quick and gripping plot. A dark exploration of the nothingness.
April 10, 2012
Objective-C Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide
Aaron Hillegass
Addison-Wesley Professional
April 10, 2012
Anathem
Neal Stephenson
William Morrow
April 10, 2012
The Natural
Bernard Malamud
Farrar Straus Giroux
April 10, 2012
APIs: A Strategy Guide
Daniel Jacobson
O'Reilly Media
April 10, 2012
Dark Force Rising
Timothy Zahn
Del Rey Books
April 10, 2012
Heir to the Empire
Timothy Zahn
Bantam Spectra
April 10, 2012
The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey
Candice Millard
Anchor Books
April 10, 2012
The Making of Prince of Persia
Jordan Mechner
CoverTitleAuthor(s)Date ReadPublisherMy #3sentence review
CodeCode
Charles Petzold
April 5, 2019Microsoft PressIf you've ever seen those YouTube videos of people who created entire computers in Minecraft or Super Mario Maker - and want to be more like them - then look no further. This book demonstrates how computers are built from absolute first principles, along with excellent diagrams, examples, and historical references to put everything in context. This is a book that demands re-reading and will likely reward you handsomely for it.
Getting Started with ArduinoGetting Started with Arduino
Massimo Banzi
March 26, 2019Maker Media, IncA bite-sized (byte-sized?) dive into the world of physical computing with Arduino - written by its creator. Approachable for all coding skill levels, the book provides a few simple projects along the way to get you up and running with some nice blinking LEDs - and inspires you to dream of even more. I would have liked to see more detailed diagrams for the placement of items on the breadboard, which was a bit hard to interpret, but the book encourages trial and error, so I guess it’s all part of the master plan.
Island of the Blue DolphinsIsland of the Blue Dolphins
Scott O'Dell
March 24, 2019HMH Books for Young ReadersRobinson Crusoe as a 12 year old girl on a small island off the coast of Southern California. Dream-like tone throughout, but with flashing moments of adventure, discovery, conflict, defeat, and friendship. Beware the devil-fish.
The Greatest Salesman in the WorldThe Greatest Salesman in the World
Og Mandino
March 23, 2019BantamStoic philosophy veiled in religious themes hidden in a simple parable about learning sales. This book was given to me by my eighth grade homeroom teacher - Mrs. Laffey - and I’ve treasured it ever since. I recently rediscovered this small book - and the wisdom of the ancient scrolls inside - at just the right time.
Falling FreeFalling Free
Lois McMaster Bujold
March 15, 2019NesfaTightly-packed, engineering-heavy, self-contained escape escapade with glimmers of a larger galactic military-industrial complex beyond. Frightening look at a potential bioengineering solution to the problems of prolonged zero-G - but luckily our humanity prevails. I have no idea right now how the quaddies will fit into the larger tale of the Miles Vorkosigan saga, but I’m sure excited to find out.
Return to the Little Kingdom: Steve Jobs, the Creation of Apple, and How It Changed the WorldReturn to the Little Kingdom: Steve Jobs, the Creation of Apple, and How It Changed the World
Michael Moritz
March 7, 2019Overlook PressA history of early days of Apple Computer, originally published in 1984. The time-jumping segments between the origin tale and the Macintosh team were an interesting device - but I was left wanting for a convergence of these two stories that never happened. I’ll never get sick of this story, though - that’s the predominant feeling here, I just want more.
Red RisingRed Rising
Pierce Brown
February 7, 2019Del Rey (Random House)This is my bookReview of Darrow’s simultaneous revenge, coming of age, and love stories. If you like greekMythology, schoolRivalries, medievalWeaponry, and camelCase, then this is book for you. Slow burner in the beginning, but great pacing and plot surprises barreled me through the second half, much like a runaway Helldiver losing control beneath the surface of the red planet.
AbhorsenAbhorsen
Garth Nix
February 1, 2019HarperTeenThe adventure continues right where we left off in ‘Lirael’ - and doesn’t let up for a single moment. All your best friends are back in this one, from the Disreputable Dog to Sabriel to the Mogget, and I’m still left wanting more - of everything and everyone in the Old Kingdom. Even the tinkling call of Ranna couldn’t stop me from staying up late to finish this book, well past my bedtime, as this book should be read.
LiraelLirael
Garth Nix
January 27, 2019EosAnother book that I wished I’d read long before, because I know I’ll be thinking about Lirael and the Disreputable Dog for an even longer time. If you love books with giant libraries filled with hidden, locked, and forbidden doorways, then this is the book for you. I’ve heard the bells, and now I’m spellbound.
The Lightning ThiefThe Lightning Thief
Rick Riordan
January 19, 2019Disney Hyperion BooksAre our children doomed to repeat the sins of their parents? Apparently, yes - particularly if one of those parents happens to be an Ancient Greek god now living in the United States. The wisecracking first-person tale of Percy Jackson seems to have been written exclusively for the sixth-grade version of me, which, like the gods, is also still alive and quite well in the modern era.
The Ocean at the End of the LaneThe Ocean at the End of the Lane
Neil Gaiman
January 9, 2019William Morrow BooksA tiny little book about the dark matter beneath our childhood memories. Best read with a flashlight under the covers, long after you’ve been sent to bed. I’ll be rereading this one for the rest of my days.
The Dark Is RisingThe Dark Is Rising
Susan Cooper
January 4, 2019Margaret K. McElderry BooksChristmas in rural England is already pretty magical - let alone when you turn eleven and discover that you’re the last of the Old Ones, with a mythical quest to fulfill before the agents of the Dark prevail. My mom bought me these books when I was a kid, but I never read them for some reason. Like Will, I’ve found my destiny at just the right time.
The Soul of a New MachineThe Soul of a New Machine
Tracy Kidder
January 2, 2019Fantastic odyssey of bringing a new computer to life in the late 1970s. The metaphors and analogies for computer architecture are appropriate, approachable, and just plain awesome - I’ll be thinking about these explanations for a long time to come. Recommended for anyone who’s ever built anything with a computer and wants to go under the hood a bit deeper - no technical background required, but if you’ve got one, then you’ll dig this book even more.
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs Basil E. FrankweilerFrom the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs Basil E. Frankweiler
E.L. Konigsburg
January 2, 2019Frame story? Runaway siblings from Greenwich who hideout in the Metropolitan Museum of Art for a week? Check, and check.
WildwoodWildwood
Colin Meloy
December 29, 2018Balzer + BrayDelicious romp through magical woods, replete with talking animals, friendly bandits, beautiful witches, Radio Flyers, and all things adventure. The illustrations are just as magic as the words. Even the book itself *feels* like something special, something that I would have devoured in my childhood bedroom, next to a whirring box fan, in the heat of summer.
Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop CultureMasters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture
David Kushner
December 29, 2018Fast-paced take on the id Software arc, focusing on the Beatles-esque partnership of Romero and Carmack. My only wish is that this book came along with shareware copies of all the games. Well, that’s it then for the review, I guess I’m off to go buy Doom II and Commander Keen now.
The LiftersThe Lifters
Dave Eggers
December 17, 2018Listening Library
The BorrowersThe Borrowers
Mary Norton
December 8, 2018HMH Books for Young Readers
Seven SurrendersSeven Surrenders
Ada Palmer
December 6, 2018Tor BooksRead this book. And then re-read it. That way you’ll understand what’s unraveling all around Mycroft Canner. At least that’s what I’m hoping happens for me. Among its other positive qualities, this book (series) has the best character names in the business. I’m sad and happy after finishing this book, and isn’t that the best outcome for just about anything?
The Idea Factory: Learning to Think at MITThe Idea Factory: Learning to Think at MIT
Pepper White
November 17, 2018Mit Press
Children of Blood and BoneChildren of Blood and Bone
Tomi Adeyemi
November 12, 2018Henry Holt Books for Young ReadersRaw and powerful. Present tense gave it a dreamlike quality that dipped into nightmares. Excited for more world-building to come in books two and three.
CoralineCoraline
Neil Gaiman
October 30, 2018William Morrow PaperbacksA delightful and scary little story, perfect for a Halloween evening, summer campfire in the woods, or your routine #SundayScaries evening. Reminded me of my most favorite, most horrifying, and most retold tale in More Scary Stories To Tell In the Dark - The Drum. Be brave and go exploring with Coraline!
The Electric StateThe Electric State
Simon Stålenhag
October 29, 2018Free LeagueOpens up a portal to parallel universe too close to our own. You’ll feel nostalgia for nightmares that may still happen. And you’ll want to learn how to paint.
Death's EndDeath's End
Liu Cixin
October 26, 2018TORAnother mind-melter for your imagination.
The Dark ForestThe Dark Forest
Liu Cixin
October 13, 2018Tor BooksHad to prop up my jaw more than once. I felt compelled to tell anyone I interacted with about what was happening in the book even though I was so fearful of spoiling it for them. Finally, this book caused me a terrible nightmare just a few hours ago about the end of earth but then I woke up and finished the book in bed and smiled myself back to sleep.
WonderWonder
R.J. Palacio
October 5, 2018Alfred A. Knopf
WatchmenWatchmen
Alan Moore
October 3, 2018DC Comics
The Library at Mount CharThe Library at Mount Char
Scott Hawkins
September 23, 2018Broadway BooksIt’s not often I read an entire book in one day. This book is weird, hilarious, gross, haunting, and utterly gripping start to finish. So glad I chose this randomly from The Last Bookstore in LA based on its cover alone.
The Secret GardenThe Secret Garden
Frances Hodgson Burnett
September 13, 2018Children's Classics
The Body in the LibraryThe Body in the Library
Agatha Christie
September 11, 2018Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
The Halloween TreeThe Halloween Tree
Ray Bradbury
September 5, 2018Yearling
The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American InnovationThe Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation
Jon Gertner
September 2, 2018Penguin Press
HatchetHatchet
Gary Paulsen
August 16, 2018Atheneum Books for Young Readers: Richard Jackson Books
The House on the CliffThe House on the Cliff
Franklin W. Dixon
July 6, 2018Grosset & Dunlap
The Secret of Skull MountainThe Secret of Skull Mountain
Franklin W. Dixon
July 5, 2018
Too Like the LightningToo Like the Lightning
Ada Palmer
June 16, 2018Tor Books
Red MarsRed Mars
Kim Stanley Robinson
June 1, 2018Spectra Books
RedwallRedwall
Brian Jacques
June 1, 2018Red Fox
Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins of the InternetWhere Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins of the Internet
Katie Hafner
April 24, 2018Simon Schuster
Dark MatterDark Matter
Blake Crouch
April 6, 2018Crown
The BonehuntersThe Bonehunters
Steven Erikson
April 4, 2018Bantam
Midnight TidesMidnight Tides
Steven Erikson
April 4, 2018Bantam
Ready Player OneReady Player One
Ernest Cline
April 3, 2018Crown Publishers
Arlo Finch in the Valley of FireArlo Finch in the Valley of Fire
John August
March 28, 2018Roaring Brook Press
ShantaramShantaram
Gregory David Roberts
March 25, 2018
The House with a Clock in Its WallsThe House with a Clock in Its Walls
John Bellairs
March 6, 2018Puffin Books
HolesHoles
Louis Sachar
March 6, 2018Scholastic
The Face in the FrostThe Face in the Frost
John Bellairs
March 6, 2018Olmstead Press
SabrielSabriel
Garth Nix
March 6, 2018Harper Collins
The Wise Man's FearThe Wise Man's Fear
Patrick Rothfuss
December 10, 2017DAW Books
The Name of the WindThe Name of the Wind
Patrick Rothfuss
December 10, 2017Penguin Group DAW
ExcessionExcession
Iain M. Banks
July 6, 2017Bantam Spectra (NY)
The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little BighornThe Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn
Nathaniel Philbrick
March 11, 2017Penguin Books
Season of the Witch: Enchantment, Terror and Deliverance in the City of LoveSeason of the Witch: Enchantment, Terror and Deliverance in the City of Love
David Talbot
January 16, 2017Free Press (NYC)
ShardikShardik
Richard Adams
December 16, 2016Overlook Duckworth
House of ChainsHouse of Chains
Steven Erikson
November 15, 2016Tor Fantasy
The Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard's Most Daring Sea RescueThe Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard's Most Daring Sea Rescue
Michael J. Tougias
October 10, 2016Scribner
The Tortilla CurtainThe Tortilla Curtain
T. Coraghessan Boyle
October 1, 2016Penguin Books
Memories of IceMemories of Ice
Steven Erikson
September 3, 2016Tor Fantasy
Leviathan WakesLeviathan Wakes
James S.A. Corey
August 8, 2016Orbit
The SparrowThe Sparrow
Mary Doria Russell
July 9, 2016Ballantine Books
Deadhouse GatesDeadhouse Gates
Steven Erikson
July 7, 2016Tor Books
Corelli's MandolinCorelli's Mandolin
Louis de Bernières
June 8, 2016Vintage
Ancillary MercyAncillary Mercy
Ann Leckie
April 12, 2016Orbit
The Fall of HyperionThe Fall of Hyperion
Dan Simmons
January 2, 2016Spectra Books
HyperionHyperion
Dan Simmons
January 2, 2016Bantam Spectra
A Perfect SpyA Perfect Spy
John le Carré
December 28, 2015Penguin Books
Shoeless JoeShoeless Joe
W.P. Kinsella
October 1, 2015Turtleback Books
Comanche MoonComanche Moon
Larry McMurtry
September 30, 2015Simon Schuster
Be Iron Fit, 2nd: Time-Efficient Training Secrets for Ultimate FitnessBe Iron Fit, 2nd: Time-Efficient Training Secrets for Ultimate Fitness
Don Fink
September 24, 2015Lyons Press
Beautiful Swimmers: Watermen, Crabs and the Chesapeake BayBeautiful Swimmers: Watermen, Crabs and the Chesapeake Bay
William W. Warner
September 23, 2015Back Bay Books
The Martian ChroniclesThe Martian Chronicles
Ray Bradbury
September 18, 2015Bantam/Spectra
The Brothers KaramazovThe Brothers Karamazov
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
September 13, 2015Penguin Books
The Wind-Up Bird ChronicleThe Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
Haruki Murakami
September 2, 2015Knopf
Ancillary SwordAncillary Sword
Ann Leckie
July 19, 2015Orbit
Ancillary JusticeAncillary Justice
Ann Leckie
July 9, 2015Orbit
JulianJulian
Gore Vidal
June 17, 2015Vintage
SevenevesSeveneves
Neal Stephenson
June 14, 2015
Setting the Table: The Transforming Power of Hospitality in BusinessSetting the Table: The Transforming Power of Hospitality in Business
Danny Meyer
June 4, 2015Harper Perennial
The Three MusketeersThe Three Musketeers
Alexandre Dumas
May 30, 2015Vintage
Objective-C Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch GuideObjective-C Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide
Aaron Hillegass
April 15, 2015Big Nerd Ranch Guides
Flowers for AlgernonFlowers for Algernon
Daniel Keyes
April 13, 2015Gollancz
Harry Potter and the Methods of RationalityHarry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
Eliezer Yudkowsky
March 14, 2015hpmor.com & fanfiction.net
The Mists of AvalonThe Mists of Avalon
Marion Zimmer Bradley
March 8, 2015Ballantine Books
Travels with CharleyTravels with Charley
John Steinbeck
February 22, 2015Penguin Classics
A General Theory of AuthorityA General Theory of Authority
Yves R. Simon
February 20, 2015University of Notre Dame Press
Antony and CleopatraAntony and Cleopatra
William Shakespeare
February 16, 2015Penguin Classics
The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of LifeThe Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life
Alice Schroeder
January 16, 2015Bantam
Little, BigLittle, Big
John Crowley
December 1, 2014Harper Collins Publishers
Anything You WantAnything You Want
Derek Sivers
December 1, 2014
The Three-Body ProblemThe Three-Body Problem
Liu Cixin
November 30, 2014Tor Books
Memoirs of HadrianMemoirs of Hadrian
Marguerite Yourcenar
November 30, 2014Farrar, Straus and Giroux
A Fire Upon the DeepA Fire Upon the Deep
Vernor Vinge
November 20, 2014Tor Science Fiction
Rainbows EndRainbows End
Vernor Vinge
November 20, 2014Tor Science Fiction
CryptonomiconCryptonomicon
Neal Stephenson
November 5, 2014Avon
Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!: Adventures of a Curious CharacterSurely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!: Adventures of a Curious Character
Richard Feynman
November 2, 2014W. W. Norton & Company
This Boy's LifeThis Boy's Life
Tobias Wolff
November 2, 2014Grove Press
The Once and Future KingThe Once and Future King
T.H. White
November 2, 2014Ace
The Handmaid's TaleThe Handmaid's Tale
Margaret Atwood
November 1, 2014Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the FutureZero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future
Peter Thiel
November 1, 2014Crown Business
A Deepness in the SkyA Deepness in the Sky
Vernor Vinge
November 1, 2014Tor Science Fiction
A Canticle for LeibowitzA Canticle for Leibowitz
Walter M. Miller Jr.
October 17, 2014Bantam Spectra
The Master and MargaritaThe Master and Margarita
Mikhail Bulgakov
October 14, 2014Vintage International
Infinite JestInfinite Jest
David Foster Wallace
August 31, 2014Back Bay Books
Batman: Year OneBatman: Year One
Frank Miller
August 5, 2014DC Comics
Selected WorksSelected Works
Marcus Tullius Cicero
June 17, 2014Penguin Classics
The Shadow of the WindThe Shadow of the Wind
Carlos Ruiz Zafón
June 15, 2014Phoenix Press
London Journal, 1762-1763London Journal, 1762-1763
James Boswell
June 5, 2014Yale University Press
Thrilling CitiesThrilling Cities
Ian Fleming
June 1, 2014Vintage Classics
TrumanTruman
David McCullough
June 1, 2014Simon Schuster
Another Sort of LearningAnother Sort of Learning
James V. Schall
April 18, 2014Ignatius Press
The MagusThe Magus
John Fowles
April 12, 2014Vintage Books
Steve JobsSteve Jobs
Walter Isaacson
April 5, 2014Simon & Schuster
The KnightThe Knight
Gene Wolfe
April 5, 2014Tor Books
A History of the Ancient World: Volume II RomeA History of the Ancient World: Volume II Rome
Michael Rostovtzeff
April 5, 2014Oxford University Press, USA
I, Claudius/Claudius the GodI, Claudius/Claudius the God
Robert Graves
March 26, 2014Penguin Books
A Moveable FeastA Moveable Feast
Ernest Hemingway
March 10, 2014Arrow
The MartianThe Martian
Andy Weir
March 6, 2014Del Rey
AugustusAugustus
John Williams
February 10, 2014Vintage Classics
The Napoleon of Notting HillThe Napoleon of Notting Hill
G.K. Chesterton
February 2, 2014Catholic Way Publishing
Gun MachineGun Machine
Warren Ellis
February 1, 2014Mulholland Books
Meditations: With Selected CorrespondenceMeditations: With Selected Correspondence
Marcus Aurelius
January 26, 2014Oxford University Press
Birds Without WingsBirds Without Wings
Louis de Bernières
November 22, 2013Vintage
Butcher's CrossingButcher's Crossing
John Williams
March 30, 2013NYRB ClassicsExplores and dispels the myth of the American West for a young Harvard student, lured westward to the frontier of the country by the writings of Emerson. Quick and gripping plot. A dark exploration of the nothingness.
Objective-C Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch GuideObjective-C Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide
Aaron Hillegass
April 10, 2012Addison-Wesley Professional
AnathemAnathem
Neal Stephenson
April 10, 2012William Morrow
The NaturalThe Natural
Bernard Malamud
April 10, 2012Farrar Straus Giroux
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and RedemptionUnbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption
Laura Hillenbrand
April 10, 2012Random House
APIs: A Strategy GuideAPIs: A Strategy Guide
Daniel Jacobson
April 10, 2012O'Reilly Media
Dark Force RisingDark Force Rising
Timothy Zahn
April 10, 2012Del Rey Books
Heir to the EmpireHeir to the Empire
Timothy Zahn
April 10, 2012Bantam Spectra
The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest JourneyThe River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey
Candice Millard
April 10, 2012Anchor Books
The Making of Prince of PersiaThe Making of Prince of Persia
Jordan Mechner
April 10, 2012

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