My Books Read in the Last Year

Due to a unique confluence of events, I had some time to read this year. Below are the books I completed this year.  As you can see there’s a pretty good mixture of fiction and non-fiction, and many, many subjects.  In future posts, I’ll be touching on many of the subjects I read about.

January

1) Hard Times on the Prairie – Little House chapter books (with Jacob) – Laura Ingalls Wilder

2) Chaos – James Gleick

3) Frontier Family – Maria D. Wilkes – Little House chapter books (with Jacob)

4) Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer – C. S. Lewis

5) Makers – Cory Doctorow

6) The Story of Mathematics – Lloyd Motz

7) Vivaldi’s Virgins – Barbara Quick

8) Forgotten Algebra – Barbara Lee Bleau

9) Star Marines – Ian Douglas

 

February

10) The Music of the Primes – Marcus du Satoy

11) The Best Christian Writing 2006 – Edited by John Wilson

12) Geometry DeMystified – Stan Gibilisco

13) Charlotte’s Web – E. B. White

14) The Confusion – Neal Stephenson

15) Coyote Rising – Allen Steele

16) The Elegant Universe – Brian Greene

17) East, West – Salman Rushdie

 

March

18) The Sun Also Rises – Ernest Hemingway

19) Anno’s Hat Tricks – Mitsumasa Anno

20) The Civilized Engineer – Samuel C. Florman

21) Infinite Worlds – Ray Villard and Lynette R. Cook

22) Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions – Edwin Abbott Abbott

23) Geometry the Easy Way – Lawrence S. Leff

24) It’s only too late if you Don’t Start Now – Barbara Sher

24) Daemon – Daniel Suarez

25) The Killing Man – Mickey Spillane

26) The Math Gene – Keith J. Devlin

 

April

27) Trigonometry the Easy Way – Douglas Downing

28) Carnage and Culture – Victor Davis Hanson

29) The Seven Daughters of Eve – Bryan Sykes

30) A Tour of the Calculus – David Berlinski

31) The Black Swan – Nassim Nicholas Taleb

32) The Drunkard’s Walk – Leonard Mlodinow

33) Forgotten Calculus – Barbara Lee Bleau

34) Poker According to Maverick


May

35) Descartes Secret Notebook – Amir D. Aczel

36) Terraforming Earth – Jack Williamson

37) Death Troopers – Joe Schreiber

38) Social Intelligence – Karl Albrecht

39) The Quants – Scott Patterson

40) The Periodic Kingdom by P.W. Atkins

41) Forces and Motion – Physics Today by Amy Bug

42) Star Strike by Ian Douglas

43) In the Company of the Courtesan – Sarah Dunant

44) Practical Intelligence – Karl Albrecht

 

June

45) Eat the Rich – P.J. O’Rourke

46) The Shack – William P. Young

47) Prayer – Philip Yancey

48) Under the Eagle – Simon Scarrow

49) Rules of Vengeance – Christopher Reich

50) Bones of the Hills (Genghis #3) – Conn Iggulden

51) Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World – Jack Weatherford

52) Chanting the Psalms – Cynthia Bourgeault

 

July

53) Galactic Corps – Ian Douglas

54) A Splendid Exchange: How Trade Shaped the World – Wm J Bernstein

55) Bait and Switch – Barbara Ehrenreich

56) Bright-Sided – Barbara Ehrenreich

57) Nickel and Dimed – Barbara Ehrenreich

58) Foundation – Isaac Asimov

59) Unknown Quantity (Algebra) – John Derbyshire

60) Fault Line – Barry Eisler

61) The Myth of the Oil Crisis – Robin M. Mills

62) In Afghanistan – David Loyn

63) Foundation and Empire – Isaac Asimov

64) 25 Ways to Win With People – John Maxwell

65) In the Name of Jesus – Henri Nouwen

66) The Trojan War – Barry Strauss

67) Spiritual Direction – Henri Nouwen

68) Ripples of Battle – Victor Davis Hanson

 

August

69) Art Kills – Eric Van Lustbader

70) The Bible Jesus Read – Philip Yancey

71) Murder Is My Business (Mike Shayne) – Brett Halliday

72) The Virtues of War – Steven Pressfield

73) Grant Comes East – Newt Gingrich / William Forstchen

74) The Equation That Couldn’t Be Solved (Symmetry) – Mario Livio

75) Eat This Book – Eugene H. Petersen

76) Acedia & Me – Kathleen Norris

77) The Confessor – Daniel Silva

78) A Death in Vienna – Daniel Silva

79) Industrial Marketing Strategy – Frederick E. Webster, Jr.

80) A War Like No Other – Victor Davis Hanson

81) Mathematical Sorcery – Calvin C. Clawson

82) Prince of Fire – Daniel Silva

 

September

83) The Messenger – Daniel Silva

84) The Cloister Walk – Kathleen Norris

85) The Blitzkrieg Myth – John Mosier

86) The Power of Place – Harm de Blij

87) When Gravity Fails – George Alec Effinger

88) The Coming China Wars – Peter Navarro

89) Second Foundation – Isaac Asimov

90) The Calculus Diaries – Jennifer Oullette

91) Cyberabad Days – Ian McDonald

92) The Well-Educated Mind – Susan Wise Bauer

 

October

93) Budayeen Nights – George Alec Effinger

94) Crisis Economics – Nouriel Roubini and Stephen Mihm

95) The Shadow Market – Eric J. Weiner

96) The Pythagorean Theorem – Alfred Posamentier

97) Foundation’s Edge – Isaac Asimov

98) Zero History – William Gibson

99) The Enough Moment – John Prendergast and Don Cheadle

100) The Bottom Billion – Paul Collier

101) The Rapture Exposed – Barbara R. Rossing

102) The Verbally Abusive Relationship – Patricia Evans

103) The Accidental Guerrilla – David Kilcullen

104) Foundation and Earth – Isaac Asimov

105) Fountains of Paradise – Arthur C. Clarke – re-read

106) Smuggling Armageddon – Rensselaer Lee

107) The Box – Marc Levinson

108) Nuclear Terrorism – Graham Allison

 

November

109) Future Savvy – Adam Gordon

110) The 10,000 Year Explosion – Gregory Cochran and Henry Harpending

111) Halo: The Cole Protocol – Tobias Buckell

112) The Collapse of Complex Societies – Joseph Tainter

113) The Dervish House – Ian McDonald

114) The Elephant and the Dragon – Robyn Meredith

115) The Edge of Evolution – Michael J. Behe

 

December

116) Too Big to Fail – Andrew Ross Sorkin

117) Guns, Germs, and Steel – Jared Diamond

118) McMafia – Misha Glenny

119) The 21st Century Economy: A Beginner’s Guide – Randy Charles Epping

120) The Starfish and the Spider – Ori Brafman and Rod Beckstrom

121) The Ingenuity Gap – Thomas Homer-Dixon

122) The Celtic Way of Prayer – Esther de Waal

123) Survival: Species Imperative #1 – Julie Czerneda

124) The Paris of Appalachia – Brian O’Neill

125) Complexity: A Guided Tour – Melanie Mitchell

 

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