Books Read 2019

Top Ten List

All The Birds In The Sky — Charlie Jane Anders
A Discovery of Witches — Deborah Harkness
Shadow of Night — Deborah Harkness
The Book of Life — Deborah Harkness
The Big Picture: 11 Laws that will change your life — Tony Horton
The Art of Risk: the new science of courage, caution and chance — Kayt Sukel
Never Split the Difference — Chris Voss with Tahl Raz
Psychology: a crash course — Paul Carlslake and Razwana S. Quadir
CompTIA Linux+ Study Guide Exam XK0-004, Fourth Edition — Christine Bresnahan and Richard Blum
The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide, 2nd Edition — David J. Miklowitz, PhD
A Mind at Home with Itself — Byron Katie with Stephen Mitchell
The Swans of Fifth Avenue — Melanie Benjamin
Cert Guide CompTIA Linux+ / LPIC-1 — Ross Brunson and Sean Walberg
Mindwise: why we misunderstand what others think, believe, feel, and want — Nicholas Epley
The Blue Zones Solution: eating and living like the world’s healthiest people — Dan Buettner
The Net and the Butterfly: the art and practice of breakthrough thinking — Olivia Fox Cabane & Judah Pollack

Books Read 2018

The Signature of All Things — Elizabeth Gilbert
Mastering Python — Rick van Hate
Ancillary Sword — Ann Leckie
Python Data Structures and Algorithms — Benjamin Baka
Building RESTful Python Web Services — Gastón C. Hillar
Unlimited — Jillian Michaels
Master Your Metabolism — Jillian Michaels
Computer Science Distilled — Wladston Ferreira Filho
A History of Japanese Mathematics — David Eugene Smith and Yoshio Mikami
Parisian Charm School — Jamie Cat Callan
Mastering Python Networking — Eric Chou
Monday Morning Choices — David Cotrell
Berlin: Portrait of a City through the Centuries — Rory Maclean
Sams Teach Yourself Swift in 24 Hours — BJ Miller
5 Day Weekend — Nik Halik and Garrett B. Gunderson
How to Win Friends and Influence People — Dale Carnegie
Rich People Problems — Kevin Kwan
Know This — John Brockman, ed.
The Emperor Far Away: Travels at the Edge of China — David Erimer
Better Than Before — Gretchen Rubin
Ancillary Mercy — Ann Leckie
Go in Action — William Kennedy with Brian Ketelsen and Erik St. Martin
Rick Steves’ London 2018 — Rick Steves and Gene Openshaw
Victoria and Abdul — Shrabani Basu

Books Read 2017

Top Ten List

Fluent Forever — Gabriel Wyner
The Willpower Instinct — Kelly McGonigal, PhD
Nothing to Envy: ordinary lives in North Korea — Barbara Demick
The Best Buddhist Writing 2010 — Melvin McLeod, ed.
Berlin and Potsdam — Bernhard Schneidewind
The Berlin Wall and inner-German border — Wieland Führ
The Silk Roads: a new history of the world — Peter Frankopan
The History of Berlin — Wieland Giebel
Cracking the Coding Interview — Gayle Laakmann McDowell
The Inner Game of Tennis: the classic guide to the mental side of peak performance — W. Timothy Gallwey
Network Security through Data Analysis: building situational awareness — Michael Collins
Mind Over Medicine: scientific proof that you can heal yourself — Lissa Rankin, M.D.
Still Life — Louise Penny
The Art of Happiness, 10th anniversary ed. — His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler, M.D.
The French Beauty Solution — Mathilde Thomas
Mindful Eating — Karen Mayo
Hillbilly Elegy: a memoir of a family and culture in crisis — J.D. Vance
Be Unstoppable: the 8 essential actions to succeed at anything — Alden M. Mills
Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change — Pema Chödrön
Mastery — Robert Greene
A Woman of Independent Means — Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey
Think and Grow Rich — Napoleon Hill

Books Read 2016

CompTIA Security+ Certification Study Guide Second Edition Exam SY0-401 — Glen E. Clarke
The Botany of Desire: a plant’s-eye view of the world — Michael Pollan
Smart Change: five tools to create new and sustainable habits in yourself and others — Art Markman, PhD
Amsterdam: a history of the world’s most liberal city — Russell Shorto
Classic Readings in Cultural Anthropology — Guy Ferraro, ed.
American Wife — Curtis Sittenfeld
Crazy Rich Asians — Kevin Kwan
Rich Dad, Poor Dad — Robert T. Kiyosaki
The Fear Cure: cultivating courage as medicine for the body, mind, and soul — Lissa Rankin, MD
Never Eat Alone: and other secrets to success, one relationship at a time — Keith Ferrazzi
China Rich Girlfriend — Kevin Kwan
Ancillary Justice — Ann Leckie
Penetration Testing: a hands-on introduction to hacking — Georgia Weidman
Eloquent Ruby — Russ Olsen
The Midnight Rose — Lucinda Riley
Hadoop in Practice, 2nd ed. — Alex Holmes
The Summit: Bretton Woods, 1944 — Ed Conway
A History of Southeast Asia — Arthur Cotterell
The Best American Essays, 2007 — David Foster Wallace, ed.
Webbots, Spiders, and Screen Scrapers — Michael Schrenk
Dixie Bohemia: a French quarter circle in the 1920s — John Shelton Reed
Official Certified Ethical Hacker Review Guide for Version 7.1 — Steven DeFino & Larry Greenblatt
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena — Anthony Marra
LPIC-1 In Depth — Michael Jang
The Economist Guide to Analysing Companies, 6th ed. — Bob Vause
The Best American Travel Writing, 2013 — Elizabeth Gilbert, ed.
The Checklist Manifesto — Atul Gawande

Books Read 2015

The Weimar Republic — Detlev J.K. Peukert 
Give and Take: a revolutionary approach to success — Adam Grant 
Computer Networking: a top-down approach, 6th ed — James F. Kurose and Keith W. Ross 
The Miracle: the epic story of Asia’s quest for wealth — Michael Schuman 
Practical Packet Analysis, 2nd ed. — Chris Sanders 
An Empire of Wealth: the epic history of American economic power — John Steele Gordon 
Bosnia: A Short History — Noel Malcolm 
Stella Bain — Anita Shreve 
The Culture Map: breaking through the invisible boundaries of global business — Erin Meyer 
Hotel Florida: truth, love and death in the Spanish Civil War — Amanda Vaill 
My Name is Red — Orhan Pamuk 
God Breathes His Dreams Through Nathaniel Cadwallader — Charlotte Fairbairn 
The Practice of Cloud System Administration: designing and operating large distributed systems — Thomas A. Limoncello, Strata R. Chalup and Christina J. Hogan
The Happiness of Pursuit — Chris Guillebeau 
jQuery Novice to Ninja — Earle Castledine and Craig Sharkie 
Rutherford Park — Elizabeth Cooke 
The Painted Girls — Cathy Marie Buchanan 
No Excuses! : the power of self-discipline — Brian Tracy 
What Alice Forgot — Liane Moriarty 
Fluent in 3 Months — Benny Lewis 
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: life, death and hope in a Mumbai undercity — Katherine Boo 
CompTIA Cloud+ Certification Study Guide Exam CV0-001 — Nate Stammer and Scott Wilson 
Setting the Desert on Fire: T. E. Lawrence and Britain’s secret war in Arabia, 1916-1918 — James Barr 
Le BootCamp Diet — Valérie Orsoni 
On the Couch — Lorraine Bracco 
Ethernet The Definitive Guide: designing and managing local area networks, 2nd ed — Charles E. Spurgeon & Joann Zimmermann 
Sams Teach Yourself NoSQL with MongoDB in 24 Hours — Brad Dayley 
Wealth Secrets of the One Percent — Sam Wilkin 
Welcome to the Creative Populist Revolution — Carl Norgren 
The Other Wes Moore: one name, two fates — Wes Moore 
Seven Languages in Seven Weeks: a pragmatic guide to learning programming languages — Bruce A. Tate, Jacquelyn Carter, ed.

Books Read 2014

Rethinking Systems Analysis and Design — Gerald M. Weinberg 
The Last Madam: a life in the New Orleans underworld — Christine Wiltz 
Mediaeval History, 4th ed — Carl Stephenson, rev. Bryce Lyon 
Notes on Cooking — Lauren Braun Costello and Russell Reich 
Steelheart — Brandon Sanderson 
Anathem — Neal Stephenson 
The Land of Painted Caves — Jean M. Auel 
Sin in the Second City: madams, ministers, playboys… — Karen Abbott 
The Man who Loved China — Simon Winchester 
Revolutions of 1848: a social history — Priscilla Robertson 
Elizabeth and Catherine: empresses of all the Russias — Robert Coughlan 
Cryptography Engineering — Niels Ferguson, Bruce Schneier and Tadayoshi Kohno 
The Juice Cleanse Reset Diet — Lori Kenyon Farley and Marra St. Clair 
The Martha Rules — Martha Stewart 
Official Cert Guide: Cisco CCENT/CCNA ICND1 100-101 — Wendell Odom, CCIE 
The Trump Card: playing to win in work and life — Ivanka Trump 
Shadow of the Silk Road — Colin Thubron 
Exam Cram: Cisco CCENT ICND1 100-101 — Michael Valentine and Keith Barker 
Mommywood — Tori Spelling 
Odessa: genius and death in a city of dreams — Charles King 
Predators, Prey, and Other Kinfolk: growing up in polygamy — Dorothy Allred Solomon 
Thrive: the third metric to redefining success — Arianna Huffington 
The Ornament of the World — María Rosa Menocal 
Forgive My Fins — Tera Lynn Childs 
Fins Are Forever — Tera Lynn Childs 
Transcendence — C. J. Omololu 
Intuition — C. J. Omololu 
Chalice — Robin McKinley 
Gamify: how gamification motivates people to do extraordinary things — Brian Burke 
Flash Burnout — L.K. Madigan 
And Both Were Young — Madeleine L’Engle 
Wondrous Strange — Lesley Livingston 
Darklight — Lesley Livingston 
Tempestuous — Lesley Livingston 
Authorized Cert Guide: CompTIA Security+ SY0-301 
The Selection — Kiera Cass 
The Elite — Kiera Cass 
The One — Kiera Cass 
Before Happiness — Shawn Achor 
Sams Teach Yourself Node.js in 24 Hours — George Ornbo 
Authorized Cert Guide: CompTIA Security+ SY0-301, 2nd ed. — David L. Prowse

Books Read 2013

Coders at Work: reflections on the craft of programming — Peter Seibel
Illuminations: a novel of Hildegard von Bingen — Mary Sharratt
Origins and Evolution of the European Union — Desmond Dinan, ed.
Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician Study Guide — Matt and Angela Walker
Some Girls: my life in a harem — Jillian Lauren
On Becoming a Leader — Warren Bennis
CCNA for Dummies — Ron Gilster, Jeff Bienvenu and Kevin Ulstad
A+ Quick Reference, 3rd ed. — Mark Edward Soper
Enchanted: the art of changing hearts, minds and actions — Guy Kawasaki
A Man with no Talents: memoirs of a Tokyo day laborer — Oyama Shiro (tr. Edward Fowler)
Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality — Elizabeth Eulberg
The Abacus and the Cross — Nancy Marie Brown
From Here, You Can’t See Paris — Michael S. Sanders
Sams Teach Yourself TCP/IP in 24 Hours, 5th ed. — Joe Casad
The Future of Us — Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler
CultureShock: Czech Republic — Tim Nollen
CompTIA Network+ N10-005 In Depth — Tamara Dean
HarperCollins College Outline, World History to 1648 — Jay Pascal Anglin & William J. Hamblin
Girl in Translation — Jean Kwok
CompTIA Network+ Rapid Review — Craig Zacker
Before European Hegemony: the world system AD 1250-1350 — Janet L. Abu-Lughod
The Best of Me — Nicholas Sparks
Fire and Rain: …the lost story of 1970 — David Browne
The Cold War: a history — Martin Walker

Books Read 2012

A Concise History of Hungary — Miklós Molnár 
A Traveller’s History of London, 3rd ed. — Richard Tames 
The Name of the Wind — Patrick Rothfuss 
21: the inside story of six MIT students who took Vegas for millions — Ben Mezrich 
How Come That Idiot’s Rich and I’m Not? — Robert Shemin 
Tête-à-Tête: Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre — Hazel Rowley 
Plato, Not Prozac!: Applying Philosophy to Everyday Problems — Lou Marinoff 
Six Thinking Hats — Edward de Bono 
How to Become a Rainmaker: the rules for getting and keeping customers and clients — Jeffrey J. Fox 
The Art of the Start: the time-tested, battle-hardened guide for anyone starting anything — Guy Kawasaki 
Prisoners of Childhood: the drama of the gifted child and the search for the true self — Alice Miller 
Made by Hand: searching for meaning in a throwaway world — Mark Frauenfelder 
Little Bets: how breakthrough ideas emerge from small discoveries — Peter Sims 
The Influentials — Ed Keller and Jon Berry 
Spice: the history of a temptation — Jack Turner 
Proust Was a Neuroscientist — Jonah Lehrer 
Passionate Minds — David Bodanis 
The Shelters of Stone — Jean M. Auel 
All Customers are Irrational — William J. Cusick 
The Willpower Instinct — Kelly McGonigal 
In Search of Zarathustra: the first prophet and the ideas that changed the world — Paul Kriwaczek 
Afterlight — Elle Jasper 
Eventide — Elle Jasper 
The Little Russian — Susan Sherman 
The Dream — Gurbaksh Chahal 
The Best Investment Advice I Ever Received — Liz Claman 
His Uptown Girl — Gail Sattler 
Rise and Shine — Anna Quindlen 
The History of Love — Nicole Krauss 
The Wall Street Journal Complete Small Business Guidebook — Colleen DeBaise 
Small Business Survival Guide — Cliff Ennico 
How to Invest $50-$5,000, 9th ed. — Nancy Dunnan 
The Real Cost of Living — Carmen Wong Ulrich 
The Five Biggest Unsolved Problems in Science — Arthur W Wiggins and Charles M. Wynn 
The Best American Short Stories — Richard Russo, ed. 
The Ivy Portfolio: how to invest like the top endowments — Mebane T. Faber and Eric W. Richardson 
Six Pixels of Separation: everyone is connected, connect your business to everyone — Mitch Joel 
Courtesans: money, sex and fame in the nineteenth century — Katie Hickman 
The Cheese Companion: a connoisseur’s guide — Judy Ridgway, updated by Sara Hill, 2nd ed. 
All-In-One CompTIA A+ Certification Exam Guide, 8th ed. — Mike Meyers

Books Read 2011

A Concise History of Germany (2nd ed.) — Mary Fulbrook 
Genes, Peoples, and Languages — Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza 
Healing Narratives: Women Writers curing Cultural Dis-ease — Gay Wilentz 
Brida — Paulo Coelho 
Lost Horizon — James Hilton 
Reindeer Moon — Elizabeth Marshall Thomas 
The Lady Tasting Tea: How Statistics Revolutionized Science in the Twentieth Century — David Salsburg 
Rules of Engagement — Stephanie Fowers 
The Grand Design — Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow 
A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters — Julian Barnes 
The Lost History of Christianity: The Thousand-Year Golden Age of the Church in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia and How it Died — Philip Jenkins 
The Great Arab Conquests: How the Spread of Islam Changed the World We Live In — Hugh Kennedy 
Cognitive Science: An Introduction to the Science of the Mind — José Luis Bermúdez 
Change Your Brain, Change Your Life — Daniel G. Amen, M.D. 
The Map of True Places — Brunonia Barry 
The Story of Science: Aristotle Leads the Way — Joy Hakim 
A Tale of Two Cities — Charles Dickens 
Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac — Gabrielle Zevin 
7 Habits of Highly Effective People — Stephen Covey 
The Friendship Crisis — Marla Paul 
The American — Henry James 
Mysteries of the Middle Ages (and the Beginning of the Modern World) — Thomas Cahill 
The Black Death and the Transformation of the West — David Herlihy 
Marco Polo: The Incredible Journey — Robin Brown 
Life in a Medieval City — Joseph and Frances Gies 
The Renaissance: A Short History — Paul Johnson 
The Diamond Age — Neal Stephenson 
The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable — Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Books Read 2010

War and Peace — Leo Tolstoy 
Brothers Karamazov — Fyodor Dostoevsky 
Pattern Recognition — William Gibson 
Weimar Germany: Promise and Tragedy — Eric D. Weitz 
Chasing Eden — S.L. Linnea 
A History of Eastern Europe since the Middle Ages — Emil Niederhauser 
Summers at Castle Auburn — Sharon Shinn 
Poor Banished Children of Eve — Gale A. Yee 
Thirtynothing — Lisa Jewell 
A Good Yarn — Debbie Macomber 
The Girls from Ames — Jeffrey Zaslow