2018 Reading

It occurred to me that it might be a good idea to actually track all the books I read (or listen to) over the course of the year, rather than just the ones that I read while on vacation.  Basically, once I run out of podcasts for the day, I switch to a book and once I’m done that, I listen through the podcast backlog, then cycle repeats.

  1. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens : December 5
  2. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle : December 3
  3. The Math Dude’s 5 Tips to Mastering Mental Math by Jason Marshall : December 2
  4. V for Vendetta by Alan Moore (novelization): November 30
  5. Dragonsong by Anne McCaffrey : November 26
  6. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll : November 24
  7. The Possessed (The Devils) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky : November 22
  8. The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells : November 15
  9. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving : November 15
  10. The Time Being by Antonia Honeywell : November 15
  11. The Horror At Red Hook by H.P. Lovecraft : November 14
  12. Every House is Haunted by Ian Rogers : November 14
  13. On Tyranny – Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century by Timothy Snyder : November 14
  14. Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit : November 8
  15. Collected Short Stories, H.P. Lovecraft : November 8
  16. James Moriarty, Consulting Criminal by Andy Weir : November 7
  17. The Mote In God’s Eye by Larry Niven and Jerry Pornelle : October 30
  18. The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy : October 22
  19. 2600 Magazine Fall 2018 : October 21
  20. You Need A Budget by Jesse Mecham : October 20
  21. English History Made Brief Irreverent and Pleasurable by Lacey Baldwin Smith : October 18
  22. Ghost Talkers by Mary Robinette Kowal : October 15
  23. Planetfall by Emma Newman : October 11
  24. Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice : October 6
  25. Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson : October 1
  26. Provenance by Ann Leckie : September 24
  27. No Time to Spare by Ursula K. Le Guin : September 23
  28. The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi : September 19
  29. Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds : September 02
  30. The introvert’s Edge: How the Quiet and Shy Can Outsell Anyone by Matthew Pollard : August 31
  31. One Upon a Haunted Moor by Harper Fox : August 30
  32. The Bhagavad Gita translated by Eknath Easwaran : August 28
  33. A River in Darkness – One Man’s Escape from North Korea by Masaji Ishikawa : August 28
  34. Canada by Mike Myers : August 27
  35. The Power of Kindness: Why Empathy Is Essential in Everyday Life by Brian Goldman, MD : August 26
  36. 2600 Magazine Summer 2018 : August 25
  37. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne : August 24
  38. In the Skin of a Lion by Micheal Ondaatje : August 23
  39. The Witches of Echo Park by Amber Benson : August 22
  40. Frankenstein by Mary Shelly : August 21
  41. The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu : August 19
  42. Sky Road Walker by S.M. Carrière : August 18
  43. The Good Jobs Strategy: How the Smartest Companies Invest in Employees to Lower Costs and Boost Profits by Zeynep Ton : August 18
  44. Life After Redby by Kaitlin Caul : August 17
  45. Foundation by Isaac Asimov : August 17
  46. The Financial Diet A Total Beginner’s Guide to Getting Good with Money by Chelsea Fagan : August 16
  47. Ash by Malinda Lo : August 14
  48. Scott Pilgrim VS the World Audiobook by Edgar Wright : August 13
  49. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen : August 7
  50. Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke : August 1
  51. Burning Chrome by William Gibson : July 27
  52. Red Planet Blues by Robert J. Sawyer : July 25
  53. Get Over Your Damn Self by Romi Neustadt
  54. The Call of Cthulhu and Other Stories by H. P. Lovecraft : July 13
  55. You Do You by Sarah Knight : June 30
  56. The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester : June 25
  57. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Stephen R. Covey : June 21
  58. Girl Logic Iliza Shlesinger : June 19
  59. Pray Lied Eve by Lydia Peever : June 15
  60. What Do You Care What Other People Think by Robert P. Feynman : June 11
  61. Black Hawk Down by Mark Bowden : June 08
  62. The Elements of Style William Strunk Jr and E. B. White : June 7
  63. Hidden Figures by Mafrgot Lee Shetterly : May 27
  64. Starman Jones by Robert A Heinlein : May 24
  65. Grammar Girls Quick and Dirty Tips to Clean Up Your Writing by Mignon Fogarty : May 24
  66. Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare : May 23
  67. Not Alone by Craig A Falconer : May 17
  68. Dracula by Bram Stoker & Mercury Theatre : May 16
  69. Infinite by Jeremy Robinson : May 15
  70. All System Red by Martha Wells : May 14
  71. Your Inner Critic Is A Big Jerk byDanielle Krysa : May 13
  72. Get Well Soon by Jennifer Wright : May 07
  73. Starplex by Robert J Sawyer : May 05
  74. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne & Mercury Theatre : May 04
  75. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens & Mercury Theatre : May 04
  76. The Naked Sun by Issac Isimov : May 02
  77. Everything All At Once by Bill Nye : April 26
  78. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A Heinlen : April 23
  79. The Tao of Poo by Benjamin Hoff : April 20
  80. The Time Travellers Guide to Medieval England by Ian Mortimer : April 16
  81. The Art of Invisibility by Kevin Mitnick with Robert Vamosi : April 15
  82. Debt of Honor by Tom Clancy : August 14
  83. The Dispatcher by John Scalzi : April 13
  84. The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin : April 12
  85. Plan Z: How to survive the 2009 Financial Crisis by Robert Pagliarini : April 11
  86. My Favorite Universe by Neil deGrasse Tyson : April 08
  87. The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds by HG Wells : March 28
  88. Light Falls by Briane Greene : March 27
  89. The Unknown Universe: A New Exploration of Time, Space, and Modern Cosmology by Stuart Clark PhD : March 25
  90. Slaughter House Five by Kurt Vonnegut : March 22
  91. When the Air Hits Your Brain by Frank Vertosick, Jr : March 20
  92. Alien: River of Pain by Christopher Golden : March 18
  93. Quantum Night by Robert J. Sawyer : March 13
  94. The Hobbit by J R R Tolkien : March 10
  95. Buddhism for Busy People by David Michie : March 08
  96. Artemis by Andy Weir : March 05
  97. The Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Most Daring Sea Rescue by Michael J Tougias and Casey Sherman : March 04
  98. X Files: Cold Cases by Joe Harris, Chris Carter, and Dirk Maggs : March 03
  99. Money Management Skills by Michael Finke : March 01
  100. The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer : February 27
  101. Deliverance by James Dickey : February 25
  102. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde : February 22
  103. The End of Eternity by Isaac Asimov : February 19
  104. A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking : Feb 18
  105. Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington : February 15
  106. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley : February 07
  107. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux : February 03
  108. World War Z by Max Brooks : February 01
  109. Meditations by Marcus Aurelius : January 27
  110. The Island of Dr Moreau by H.G. Wells : January 23
  111. Getting the Pretty Back by Molly Ringwald : Jan 17
  112. The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson : January 13
  113. Astrophysics for People In A Hurry by Neil De Grasse Tyson : January 12
  114. The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi : January 10
  115. The Stainless Steel Rat by Harry Harrison : January 08
  116. Cosmos by Carl Sagan : January 04

2017 Vacation Reading

A quick list of what I read during this year’s great vacation.

  1. Destiny: A Love Story about a Video Game, Marketing and Storytelling by Erin Blaskie
  2. Red Storm Rising by Tom Clancy
  3. Cujo by Stephen King
  4. One Second After by William R. Forstchen
  5. The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
  6. The Sign of Four, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  7. Cradle by Arthur C Clarke & Gentry Lee
  8. Spaceman by Mike Massimino
  9. Failure is not an option by Gene Kranz
  10. Lock-in by John Scalzi
  11. Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
  12. Myth Directions by Robert Asprin
  13. Myth-Nomers and Im-Pervections by Robert Asprin
  14. The Hare with the Amber Eyes by Edmund De Waal
  15. Witches of Litchford by Paul Cornell
  16. Island of the Lost by Joan Druett
  17. Replay by Ken Grimwood
  18. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  19. The Lost Child of Lychford by Paul Cornell
  20. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  21. Spell or High Water by Scott Meyer
  22. You’re Never Weird on the Internet (almost) by Felicia Day
  23. Miniatures by John Scalzi
  24. Aircraft Systems for Pilots by Dale De Remer, PhD
  25. Gateway by Frederik Pohl
  26. Trekonomics by Manu Saadia
  27. An Unwelcome Quest by Scott Meyer
  28. A Study in Aether by Éric Desmarais
  29. Why NOW is the time to Crush it! Cash in on your Passion By Gary Vaynerchuk
  30. When Life Nearly Died – The Greatest Mass Extinction of All Time by Michael J Benton
  31. Lost in Translation by Sofia Coppola
  32. Verbal Judo, the Gentle Art of Persuasion by George J Thomson
  33. Getting to Yes – Negotiating Agreement without Giving In by Roger Fisher & William Ury, and revised edition Bruce Patton
  34. Scott Pilgrim vs the World by Edgar Wright
  35. Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman