Books Read

2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003

This list is not necessarily complete (especially before 2005). In particular, it does not include books I haven’t finished, even if I didn’t set them aside until two-thirds or more of the way through.

2014

Parasite, Mira Grant
Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence, Daniel Goleman (audio) [nonfiction]
Storm Front, Jim Butcher
Ancillary Justice, Ann Leckie
All the Truth That’s in Me, Julie Berry
Unraveling, Elizabeth Norris
Allegiant, Veronica Roth
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, Susan Cain (audio) [nonfiction]
Shift Omnibus, Hugh Howey
What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, Laura Vanderkam (audio) [nonfiction]
What To Do When There’s Too Much To Do: Reduce Tasks, Increase Results, and Save 90 a Minutes Day, Laura Stack [nonfiction]
The Renaissance Soul: Life Design for People with Too Many Passions to Pick Just One, Margaret Lobenstine [nonfiction]
Refuse to Choose, Barbara Sher [nonfiction]
Insurgent, Veronica Roth
Divergent, Veronica Roth
18 Minutes, Peter Bregman [nonfiction]
David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell (audio) [nonfiction]

2013

Outlander, Diana Gabaldon
The Lightning Thief, Rick Riordan [YA]
168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think, Laura Vanderkam (audio) [nonfiction]
Delirium, Lauren Oliver
The Scorch Trials, James Dashner
The Talent Code, Daniel Coyle (audio) [nonfiction]
The Girl of Fire and Thorns, Rae Carson
Incarnate, Jodi Meadows
The Giver, Lois Lowry
Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell (audio) [nonfiction]
Peter Pan, J.M. Barrie
The Maze Runner, James Dashner
The World Until Yesterday, Jared Diamond (audio) [nonfiction]
A Dangerous Mourning, Anne Perry [mystery]
The Face of a Stranger, Anne Perry [mystery]
Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook, Donald Maass [nonfiction]
Writing the Breakout Novel, Donald Maass [nonfiction]
Dyeing Wishes, Molly MacRae [mystery]
Last Wool and Testament, Molly MacRae [mystery]
Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn [mainstream]
Throne of the Crescent Moon, Saladin Ahmed
Redshirts, John Scalzi
On a Red Station, Drifting, Aliette de Bodard
The Stars Do Not Lie, Jay Lake
In Sea-Salt Tears, Seanan McGuire
Immersion, Aliette de Bodard
Fade to White, Catherynne M. Valente
The Emperor’s Soul, Brandon Sanderson
After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall, Nancy Kress
The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg (audio) [nonfiction]
The Perilous Gard, Elizabeth Marie Pope
Red Shift, Alan Garner
Wool Omnibus, Hugh Howey
The Power of Less, Leo Babauta [nonfiction]
Arctic Rising, Tobias Buckell
The Simple Guide to a Minimalist Life, Leo Babauta [nonfiction]
Focus, Leo Babauta [nonfiction]
Me and My Sewing Machine, Kate Haxell [sewing]
Sew What! Bags: 18 Pattern-Free Projects You Can Customize to Fit Your Needs, Lexie Barnes [sewing]
The Perfect Bag: 101 Stylish Looks from Simple Patterns, Linda McGehee [sewing]
The Illustrated Hassle-Free Make Your Own Clothes Book, Sharon Rosenberg [sewing]
Read This Before Our Next Meeting, Al Pittampalli [business]
Kindred, Octavia Butler
The Lazy Project Manager, Peter Taylor [business]
The Productive Writer, Sage Cohen [nonfiction]

2012

Death Threads, Elizabeth Lynn Casey [mystery]
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw, Jeff Kinney [mainstream]
Sew Deadly, Elizabeth Lynn Casey [mystery]
The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien
Prince of Wolves, Dave Gross
Ironskin, Tina Connolly
Leviathan Wakes, James. S. A. Corey
The Willpower Instinct, Kelly McGonigal [nonfiction]
Before I Fall, Lauren Oliver
Results Not Typical, Catherine Ryan Howard [mainstream]
Bewitched, Blooded, and Bewildered, Robyn Bachar
The Wizard Hunters, Martha Wells
Graceling, Kristin Cashore
You Are Your Own Gym, Mark Lauren [fitness]
Fitness Swimming, Emmett Hines [fitness]
Content Strategy for the Web, Kristina Halvorson and Melissa Rach [business/content]
The Magicians, Lev Grossman
Unveiled, Courtney Milan [romance]
Design for Hackers: Reverse Engineering Beauty, David Kadavy [design]

2011

Dark Faith
The Crimson Pact, vol. 2
Who Fears Death, Nnedi Okorafor
A Practical Guide to Information Architecture, Donna Spencer [business/content]
Anansi Boys, Neil Gaiman
Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins
Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins
Prince of Thorns, Mark Lawrence
From Eternity to Here, Sean Carroll [physics]
Shadow’s Son, Jon Sprunk
The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
A Dance with Dragons, George R. R. Martin
The Princess Curse, Merrie Haskell
Doomsday Book, Connie Willis
The Golden Cord, Paul Genesse
The Third Sign, Gregory A. Wilson
The Dip, Seth Godin [business/productivity]
White Cat, Holly Black
The Black Prism, Brent Weeks
The Crimson Pact, vol. 1
The Personal MBA, Josh Kauffman [business]
Trickster’s Choice, Tamora Pierce
Circle of Magic: Sandry’s Book, Tamora Pierce
Clout: The Art and Science of Influential Web Content, Colleen Jones [business/content]
The Wise Man’s Fear, Patrick Rothfuss
Switched, Amanda Hocking
The Shadow Speaker, Nnedi Okorafor
Trouble in Mudbug, Jana DeLeon [romance]
I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You, Ally Carter
One Second After, William R. Forstchen
The Godfather, Mario Puzo [mainstream]

2010

The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, N.K. Jemisin
The Way of Kings, Brandon Sanderson
Unbroken Chain, Jaleigh Johnson
The Hero of Ages, Brandon Sanderson
Dragonborne, Chandra Ryan
The Well of Ascension, Brandon Sanderson
Ink in the Blood, Chandra Ryan
Blood, Smoke, and Mirrors, Robyn Bachar
Permission Marketing, Seth Godin [business/marketing]
The Flying Eyes, J. Hunter Holly
Linchpin, Seth Godin [business]
All Marketers Are Liars, Seth Godin [business/marketing]
Personal Demon, Kelley Armstrong
Gentlemen Prefer Succubi, Jill Myles
Warbreaker, Brandon Sanderson
Wide Sargasso Sea, Jean Rhys [mainstream]

2009

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, Sherman Alexie (most of the stories) [mainstream]
War for the Oaks, Emma Bull
Mistborn: The Final Empire, Brandon Sanderson
People of the Weeping Eye, Kathleen O’Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear [historical]
Scene and Structure, Jack Bickham [writing]
Mainspring, Jay Lake
Magic Lessons, Justine Larbalestier
Magic or Madness, Justine Larbalestier
Cracked Up To Be, Courtney Summers [mainstream YA]
The Time Traveler’s Wife, Audrey Niffenegger
The Demon’s Lexicon, Sarah Rees Brennan
Life As We Knew It, Susan Beth Pfeffer
The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls [memoir]
Watership Down, Richard Adams
The Patriot Witch, C. C. Finlay
Busted Flush, George R. R. Martin (ed.)
The Maltese Falcon, Dashiell Hammett
Cast in Fury, Michelle Sagara
Chicken with Plums, Marjane Satrapi
Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi
New Moon, Stephenie Meyer

2008

A Song in Stone, Walter H. Hunt
March, Geraldine Brooks
Twilight, Stephenie Meyer
Any Given Doomsday, Lori Handeland
The Yiddish Policemen’s Union, Michael Chabon
The Thirteenth Tale, Diane Setterfield
Drowning Ruth, Christina Schwarz
To Say Nothing of the Dog, Connie Willis
Monstrous Regiment, Terry Pratchett
Ragamuffin, Tobias Buckell
The Lies of Locke Lamora, Scott Lynch

2007

Farthing, Jo Walton
The Death of the Necromancer, Martha Wells
The Anubis Gates, Tim Powers
The Outback Stars, Sandra McDonald
The Android’s Dream, John Scalzi
Ink, Hal Duncan
Cast in Secret, Michelle Sagara
Greywalker, Kat Richardson
A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Madeleine L’Engle
A Wind in the Door, Madeleine L’Engle
A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L’Engle
The Eyre Affair, Jasper Fforde
Blood and Iron, Elizabeth Bear
When the King Comes Home, Caroline Stevermer
In the Forest of Forgetting, Theodora Goss
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling
Cold Dark Matter, Alex Brett [mystery]
Dead Water Creek, Alex Brett [mystery]
Harry Potter 1-6, J.K. Rowling
These Happy Golden Years, Laura Ingalls Wilder
Little Town on the Prairie, Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Long Winter, Laura Ingalls Wilder
By the Shores of Silver Lake, Laura Ingalls Wilder
On the Banks of Plum Creek, Laura Ingalls Wilder
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, Susanna Clarke
Little House on the Prairie, Laura Ingalls Wilder
Little House in the Big Woods, Laura Ingalls Wilder
A Secret Atlas, Michael A. Stackpole
The Road, Cormac McCarthy
Devlin’s Honor, Patricia Bray
Valley of the Soul, Tamara Siler Jones
Cast in Shadow, Michelle Sagara
Cast in Courtlight, Michelle Sagara
The Weirdstone of Brisingamen, Alan Garner

2006

Lud-in-the-Mist, Hope Mirrlees
His Excellency, Joseph J. Ellis [biography]
Devlin’s Luck, Patricia Bray
Kitty and the Midnight Hour by Carrie Vaughn
Vellum, Hal Duncan
Tall, Dark, & Dead by Tate Hallaway
The Historian, Elizabeth Kostova (audio)
The Strange Adventures of Rangergirl, Tim Pratt
American Gods, Neil Gaiman
Threads of Malice, Tamara Siler Jones
Crystal Rain, Tobias Buckell
Make Lemonade, Virginia Euwer Wolff [mainstream YA]
A Feast for Crows, George R.R. Martin
Way of the Cheetah, Lynn Viehl [writing]

2005

Ghosts in the Snow, Tamara Siler Jones
Alphabet of Thorn, Patricia McKillip
Melusine, Sarah Monette
Master and Commander (abridged, audio), Patrick O’Brian
Warprize, Elizabeth Vaughan
My Antonia, Willa Cather (audio)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, JK Rowling
The Family Trade, Charlie Stross
Inventing a Nation, Gore Vidal (audio)
Sick Puppy, Carl Hiaasen (audio)
Basket Case, Carl Hiaasen (audio)
Hammered, Elizabeth Bear
The Universe in a Nutshell, Stephen Hawking (audio, incomplete?)

2004

Vincalis the Agitator, Holly Lisle
A Natural History of the Senses, Diane Ackerman (audio, about 3/5)
The Three Musketeers, Alexandre Dumas
Tooth and Claw, Jo Walton
The Seekers, Daniel J. Boorstin (audio, abridged)

2003

Kidnapped, Robert Louis Stevenson (audio)
Murder in Mesopotamia, Agatha Christie (audio)
a collection of Agatha Christie short stories (audio)
Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson (audio)
[whatever I read before November]

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