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Books

This is a mostly-complete list of books I have read in the past decade+. Starred items are strongly recommended.

  • 2018
    • Nov 2018
      • Santlofer (ed), It Occurs to Me That I Am America
      • Zumas, Red Clocks
      • Page, The Lido
      • Mundy, Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II
    • Oct 2018
      • Gidley, Fireburn
      • Mukherjee, The Gene: An Intimate History
      • Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451
      • Somer, Fishbowl
      • Mahon, The Man Who Changed Everything: The Life of James Clerk Maxwell
      • McBride, The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother
    • Sep 2018
      • Alvarez, Before We Were Free
      • Davis, Women, Race, & Class
      • DiAngelo, White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
      • Green, Looking for Alaska
      • Berg, The Story of Arthur Truluv
      • Goldstein, Janesville: An American Story
    • Aug 2018
      • Omotoso, The Woman Next Door
      • Umrigar, The Secrets Between Us
      • Gaiman, American Gods
      • Adams, The Memoirs of Alton Augustus Adams, Sr.: First Black Bandmaster of the United States Navy
    • Jul 2018
      • Shamsie, Home Fire
      • Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
      • Tannen, You Just Don't Understand: Women and Men in Conversation
      • Krigger, Race Relations in the US Virgin Islands: St. Thomas - A Centennial Retrospective
      • Mirza, A Place for Us *
      • Lurie, Foreign Affairs
      • Rothstein, The Color of Law *
    • Jun 2018
      • Godrey-Smith, Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness
      • King, Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America *
      • Frankel, This Is How It Always Is
      • Yong, I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes within Us and a Grander View of Life *
      • Greer, Less
    • May 2018
      • Chambers, Miss Black America
      • Davis, The Gulf: The Making of An American Sea
      • Carrillo, Loosing My Espanish
      • Peterson, The Art of Language Invention
    • Apr 2018
      • Howland, My Mother Grows Wallflowers
      • Yalom, The Spinoza Problem
    • Mar 2018
      • Browdy (ed), Women Writing Resistance: Essays on Latin America and the Caribbean *
      • Smith, Swing Time
      • Wulf, The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World
      • Miodownik, Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials that Shape Our Man-Made World
    • Feb 2018
      • Parascandola (ed), "Look for Me All Around You": Anglophone Caribbean Immigrants in the Harlem Renaissance
      • Walters, Guanya Pau: A Story of an African Princess
      • Gill, Buddhoe *
    • Jan 2018
      • Schiller, Transfer Day *
      • Wolff, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House
      • Harrison, The Negro and the Nation
      • Ackerman, The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story
  • 2017
    • Dec 2017
      • Dennett, From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds
      • Ball, Mingo's Cave
    • Nov 2017
      • Backman, Britt-Marie Was Here
      • Grove, High Output Performance Management
      • Russell, Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy
      • Lahiri, In altre parole/In Other Words
      • Mufwene, Language Evolution
      • Smullyan, The Gödelian Puzzle Book: Puzzles, Paradoxes & Proofs
    • Oct 2017
      • Clinton, What Happened
      • deJongh Woods, The 3 Quarters of the Town of Charlotte Amalie
      • Gjessing & MacLean, Historic Buildings of St. Thomas and St. John
      • Golden, Buffy the Vampire Slayer 20 Years of Slaying: The Watcher's Guide
      • Brettell, Pissarro's People
    • Sep 2017
      • Wiliams, White Working Class: Overcoming Class Cluelessness in America
      • Furman (ed), O. Henry Prize Stories 2017
      • Pao, Reset: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change *
    • Aug 2017
      • Ferrante, Neopolitan Novels 1-4
      • Sotomayor, My Beloved World *
      • Ginsburg, My Own Words
      • Hitchings, The Language Wars
      • Clemmons, What We Lose
    • Jul 2017
      • MacLeod, Island: The Complete Stories
      • Goodman, The Chalk Artist
      • Woodson, Another Brooklyn
      • Rowling, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
      • Mbue, Behold the Dreamers
      • Wharton, The House of Mirth
    • Jun 2017
      • Roth, American Pastoral
      • McWhorter, Talking Back, Talking Black: Truths about America's Lingua Franca
      • Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
    • May 2017
      • Morales & Morales, Getting Home Alive
      • Sobel, The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars
      • Anderson, Speak
      • Condé, I, Tituba
      • Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
      • Dybek, The Coast of Chicago: Stories
    • Apr 2017
      • Gaiman, Norse Mythology *
      • Barrett, Secret Harmonies
      • Walcott, Omeros
      • Holt, Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars
      • Bellos, The Grapes of Math: How Life Reflects Numbers and Numbers Reflect Life
      • Paul & Moss, We Could Not Fail: The First African Americans in the Space Program *
    • Mar 2017
      • Edgell, Beka Lamb
      • Robinson, Housekeeping
      • Sealasi, Ghana Must Go
      • O'Neil, Weapons of Math Destruction
    • Feb 2017
      • Obama, Dreams of My Father
      • Obama, The Audacity of Hope
      • Rowling, Harry Potter 5-7
    • Jan 2017
      • hooks, Ain't I a Woman?: Black Women and Feminism *
      • Stevenson, Just Mercy *
      • Backman, A Man Called Ove
      • Verble, Maud's Line
      • Patchett, Commonwealth
      • Barrett, The Middle Kingdom
  • 2016
    • Dec 2016
      • Isenberg, White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America
      • Barrett, The Forms of Water
      • Danticat (ed), The Butterfly's Way: Voices from the Haitian Dyaspora in the United States
    • Nov 2016
      • Ortiz, Spencer, & Viramontes (ed), All about Skin: Short Fiction by Women of Color
      • Adagha & Brazier (ed), One World Two: A Second Global Anthology of Short Stories
    • Oct 2016
      • Furman (ed), O. Henry Prize Stories 2016
      • Strout, Olive Kitteridge
    • Sep 2016
      • West, The Living Is Easy
      • Coates, Between the World and Me
      • Sáenz, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
    • Aug 2016
      • Marshall, Reena and other Stories *
      • Brooks, Maud Martha
      • Choi, Hardly War
      • Williams & Dempsey, What Works for Women at Work *
    • Jul 2016
      • Huchu, The Hairdresser of Harare
      • Kincaid, See Now Then
      • Yuki, Math Girls 3: Gödel's Incompleteness Theorems *
      • Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
      • Meriwether, Daddy Was a Number Runner
      • Fauset, Plum Bun
    • Jun 2016
      • Cisnero, Carmelo
      • Thurman, The Blacker the Berry
      • Gaiman, The View from the Cheap Seats
      • Díaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
    • May 2016
      • Cisneros, A House of My Own: Stories from My life
      • Adichie, Half of a Yellow Sun *
      • Conway (ed), In Her Own Words: Women's Memoirs from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the United States
    • Apr 2016
      • Atwood, Stone Mattress
      • Sanger, The Autobiography of Margaret Sanger
      • Quiñonez, Bodega Dreams
    • Mar 2016
      • Marshall, Brown Girl, Brownstones *
      • Levy, Small Island
      • Muñoz, The Faith Healer of Olive Avenue *
    • Feb 2016
      • Morrison, God Help the Child
      • Barrett, Lucid Stars *
      • Atta, A Bit of Difference
      • Hadley, The Past
      • Adichie, Purple Hibiscus
      • Conway (ed), Written by Herself, Volume I *
    • Jan 2016
      • Hoffman, The Marriage of Opposites *
      • Alexie, Blasphemy
      • Odell, Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League
      • Gaiman, The Sandman: Overture *
      • Tartt, The Goldfinch: A Novel
      • Atwood, The Edible Woman
  • 2015
    • Dec 2015
      • Danticat, Brother, I'm Dying
      • Adichie, The Thing Around Your Neck
      • Yanique, Wife
      • Doerr, All the Light We Cannot See *
      • Austen, Emma
    • Nov 2015
      • Adichie and Lahiri (ed), One World: A Global Anthology of Short Stories
      • Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass
      • Jonnes, Eiffel's Tower
      • Orwell, 1984
    • Oct 2015
      • Fortey, Earth
      • Furman (ed), O. Henry Prize Stories 2015
      • Gaiman, Adventures in the Dream Trade
      • Walrond, Tropic Death
      • Carr, Book of Small
      • Fine, Delusions of Gender *
    • Sep 2015
      • Conway (ed), Written by Herself, Volume II *
      • Blume, In the Unlikely Event
      • Gaiman, A Little Gold Book of Ghastly Stuff
      • Gaiman, Angels and Visitations
    • Aug 2015
      • Adichie, Americanah *
      • Atwood, Moral Disorder
      • Joyce, Dubliners
      • Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
      • Bechdel, Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic *
      • Bechdel, Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama
    • Jul 2015
      • Doumeng, Teaching Students They Have a Language and It Is Not Broken
      • Bulawayo, We Need New Names *
      • DeMarco & Lister, Peopleware *
      • Lee, Go Set a Watchman
    • Jun 2015
      • Ahonen, Kuulostaa hyvältä
      • Steinbeck, Cannery Row
      • Alexander, The New Jim Crow *
      • Kerouac, On the Road
      • Osayande, Misogyny and the Emcee: Sex, Race and Hip Hop
    • May 2015
      • Patterson et al, Crucial Conversations *
      • Chamoiseau, Creole Folktales
      • Furman (ed), O. Henry Prize Stories 2005
      • Hadley, Clever Girl
    • Apr 2015
      • Gaiman, Trigger Warning *
      • Marciano, The Other Language Stories
      • Alvarez, Something to Declare
      • Theroux, The Last Train to Zona Verde
    • Mar 2015
      • Faulkner, As I Lay Dying
      • Wharton, The Reckoning and Other Stories
      • Plath, The Bell Jar
    • Feb 2015
      • Cather, My Ántonia
      • Welty, The Bride of the Innisfallen and Other Stories
    • Jan 2015
      • Vanderhoof, Spice Necklace
      • Wilson, Up Mountain One Time
      • Yanique, How to Escape from a Leper Colony *
      • Mordecai & Wilson (ed), Her True-True Name
  • 2014
    • Dec 2014
      • Barrett, The Voyage of the Narwhal *
      • Ripley, The Smartest Kids in the World
      • Rojstaczer, The Mathematician's Shiva *
      • Brown & Wickham (ed), The Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories
    • Nov 2014
      • Frenkel, Love and Math
      • Kincaid, A Small Place *
      • Rhys, Wide Sargasso Sea
      • Fitzpatrick & Collins-Sussman, Team Geek
      • Peekash Press (ed), Pepperpot *
      • Danticat, Breath, Eyes, Memory *
    • Oct 2014
      • Furman (ed), O. Henry Prize Stories 2006
      • Danticat, Krik? Krak! *
      • Yanique, Land of Love and Drowning *
    • Sep 2014
      • Munroe, What If? *
      • Lahiri, The Lowland *
      • Danticat, Claire of the Sea Light *
      • Solnit, Men Explain Things to Me
      • Barrett, The Air We Breathe *
      • Boo, Behind the Beautiful Forevers
    • Aug 2014
      • Barrett, Archangel *
      • Foy-Fisher, As de Old People Would Say
      • Freely, Before Galileo
      • Fisher, Getting to Yes
    • Jul 2014
      • Dirksen, Design for How People Learn
      • Whedon & Jeanty, Serenity: Leaves on the Wind
      • Kiernan, The Girls of Atomic City
      • MacCormick, Nine Algorithms That Changed the Future *
      • Lakatos, Proofs and Refutations *
      • Alexie, Ten Little Indians *
    • Jun 2014
      • Lakoff, The Language War *
      • Richeson, Euler's Gem
      • Doxsey, An Introduction to Programming in Go
      • Eire, Learning to Die in Miami *
      • Cohen, Science and the Founding Fathers
    • May 2014
      • Furman (ed), The Pen / O. Henry Prize Stories 2012
      • Sutton, The No Asshole Rule *
      • Lippi-Green, English with an Accent
      • Crystal, Spell It Out
      • Cialdini, Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion
      • Barrett, Servants of the Map *
    • Apr 2014
      • Furman (ed), The O. Henry Prize Stories 2007
      • Furman (ed), The O. Henry Prize Stories 2008
      • McWhorter, Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue
    • Mar 2014
      • Lakoff, Women, Fire, and Dangerous Things
      • Hofstadter, Surfaces and Essences: Analogy as the Fuel and Fire of Thinking *
    • Feb 2014
      • Pycior et al (ed), Creative Couples in the Sciences
      • Diamond, The World Until Yesterday
      • Szpiro, Kepler's Conjecture
      • McGrayne, The Theory That Would Not Die: How Bayes
    • Jan 2014
      • Gaarder, Sophie's World
      • Pinker, Words and Rules
      • Furman (ed), The O. Henry Prize Stories 2013
  • 2013
    • Dec 2013
      • Richman, The Mask Carver's Son
      • Yuki, Math Girls 2: Fermat's Last Theorem *
      • Munro, Dear Life
    • Nov 2013
      • Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees
      • Lakoff, Language and Woman's Place *
      • Budd, The Voluntourist
      • Stewart, In Pursuit of the Unknown: 17 Equations That Changed the World
    • Oct 2013
      • Yuki, Math Girls *
      • Lemmon, The Dressmaker of Khair Khana
      • Eire, Waiting for Snow in Havana *
      • Weiner, The Geography of Bliss
    • Sep 2013
      • Carr, Continuums *
      • Pitici (ed), The Best Writing on Mathematics 2012
    • Aug 2013
      • Dennett, Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking *
      • Kahakauwila, This Is Paradise *
      • Dawson, Down Street, Saint Thomas and Beyond
      • Highfield, Sea Grapes and Kennips
      • Proulx, Accordion Crimes
    • Jul 2013
      • Crystal, The Fight for English
      • Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane
      • O'Dell, My Name Is Not Angelica
      • Thalheimer, What You Don't Get
      • Russell, A Renegade History of the United States
      • Grossman, The Magician King
    • Jun 2013
      • Bone, Mycophilia: Revelations from the Weird World of Mushrooms
      • Mann, 1493 *
      • Gaiman & Russell, Coraline
    • May 2013
      • Otsuka, The Buddha in the Attic
      • Suri & Bal, A Certain Ambiguity *
      • Martínez, Science Secrets
    • Apr 2013
      • Sandberg, Lean In
      • Kamkwamba & Mealer, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
      • Cherny & Werse, wired_women: Gender and New Realities in Cyberspace
      • Wilson, The Butterfly Mosque
    • Mar 2013
      • Menéndez, In Cuba I Was a German Shepherd
      • Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird *
      • Umrigar, The Space Between Us
      • Bueno, Lauren Ipsum *
      • Kubica, Computational Fairy Tales *
    • Feb 2013
      • Felleisen & Friedman, The Little MLer
      • Felleisen & Friedman, The Little Schemer
    • Jan 2013
      • Guterson, The Country Ahead of Us, the Country Behind
      • Devlin, The Man of Numbers: Fibonacci's Arithmetic Revolution
      • Snyder, The Philosophical Breakfast Club *
  • 2012
    • Dec 2012
      • Hemon (ed), Best European Fiction 2013
      • Mashaw & MacClintock, Seasoned by Salt
      • Bulter, A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain *
    • Oct 2012
      • Oswalt et al, Serenity: Better Days and Other Stories
      • Thompson, Delirium's Party: A Little Endless Storybook
      • Gaiman, The Graveyard Book
    • Sep 2012
      • Hayes, Introductory Phonology
      • Van Valin, Exploring the Syntax-Semantics Interface
      • Saeed, Semantics
      • Roth, The Human Stain *
    • Aug 2012
      • Crane, Educated to Emigrate: The Social Organization of Saba
      • Crane (ed), Saba Silhouettes: Life Stories from a Caribbean Island
      • Pinker, The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined
      • Bechdel, Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama
    • Jul 2012
    • Jun 2012
      • Okrent, Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition *
      • Hutton, Programming in Haskell
    • May 2012
      • O'Neill, Rape of the American Virgins
      • Aho & Ullman, Foundations of Computer Science
      • Petroski, To Engineer is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design
    • Apr 2012
      • Dawkins & McKean, The Magic of Reality *
      • Verghese, Cutting for Stone
    • Mar 2012
      • Nunberg, Going Nucular
      • Polya, How To Solve It *
      • Jurafsky & Martin, Speech and Language Processing
      • Bird, Klein, & Loper, Natural Language Processing with Python
      • Révész, Introduction to Formal Languages
      • Lewis & Papadimitriou, Elements of the Theory of Computation
      • Blackmon, Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II *
    • Feb 2012
      • Margolis & Fisher, Unlocking the Clubhouse: Women in Computing *
      • Roberts, West Indians and Their Language
      • Campbell, Historical Linguistics: An Introduction
      • Greenberg, Free at Last: The Sudbury Valley School
      • Akpan, Say You're One of Them
      • Giordano, The Solitude of Prime Numbers
      • Hudson, Sociolinguistics
      • Malek (ed), Patriot Acts: Narratives of Post-9/11 Injustice
    • Jan 2012
      • Rickford & Rickford, Spoken Soul
      • Ridley, The Rational Optimist
  • 2011
    • Dec 2011
      • Barrett, Ship Fever *
      • Jacoby, The Age of American Unreason
      • de Swart, Introduction to Natural Language Semantics
    • Nov 2011
      • McWhorter, Word on the Street: Debunking the Myth of a "Pure" Standard English
      • Durrow, The Girl Who Fell from the Sky
      • Furman (ed), The Pen / O. Henry Prize Stories 2011
      • Grossman, The Magicians
    • Oct 2011
      • Tucker, Linear Algebra
      • Van Valin, Jr., An Introduction to Syntax
      • Diamond & Robinson (ed), Natural Experiments of History
      • Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter
    • Sep 2011
      • Ladefoged, A Course in Phonetics
      • Payne, Exploring Language Structure
      • Yanoshak, Educating Outside the Lines
    • Aug 2011
      • Pariser, The Filter Bubble
      • Lutz & Ascher, Learning Python
    • Jul 2011
      • McWhorter, Defining Creole
      • Kouwenberg & Singler (ed), The Handbook of Pidgin and Creole Studies
    • Jun 2011
      • O'Grady et al, Contemporary Linguistics
      • Fromkin et al, An Introduction to Language
      • Grenoble & Whaley, Saving Languages
      • King et al, Sustaining Linguistic Diversity: Endangered and Minority Languages and Language Varieties
      • Carr, Phonology
      • Spencer, Phonology
      • Bailey et al, African-American English: Structure, History, and Use
      • Katamba, Morphology
      • Devonish, Language and Liberation
      • Chambers & Trudgill, Dialectology
    • May 2011
      • Graves, The Present State of the Dutch Creole of the Virgin Islands
      • Emanuel, Surviving Africanisms in Virgin Islands English Usage
      • Highfield, The French Dialect of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
      • Schrader, Kallaloo: A Collection of Crucian Stories
      • Dillard, Black English
      • Bickerton, Roots of Language
    • Apr 2011
      • Sebba, Contact Languages: Pidgins and Creoles *
      • Oldendorp (trans Highfield & Barac), A Caribbean Mission
      • Valls, What a Pistarkle!
      • Seaman, Virgin Islands Dictionary
    • Mar 2011
      • Farrow, Lang, & Frank, Complicity: How the North Promoted, Prolonged, and Profited from Slavery
      • Skloot, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
    • Feb 2011
      • Chambers, Having It All?
      • Garton, Robertson, White, & White, Playing the Numbers: Gambling in Harlem between the Wars
      • Ford, The Hotel Between Bitter and Sweet
      • Hofstadter, Le Ton Beau De Marot: In Praise of the Music of Language *
    • Jan 2011
      • Barbery, The Elegance of the Hedgehog
      • Boyer, America's Virgin Islands: A History of Human Rights and Wrongs *
      • Pitti, The Devil in Silicon Valley: Northern California, Race, and Mexican Americans
  • 2010
    • Dec 2010
      • Bickerton, Adam's Tongue
      • Díaz, Drown
    • Nov 2010
      • Lang, A First Course in Calculus
      • Choderlos de Laclos, Dangerous Liaisons
      • Wolf, Proust and the Squid
    • Oct 2010
      • Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
      • Heinlein, The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress
      • Holmes, The Age of Wonder
    • Sep 2010
      • Maguire, Wicked
      • Waldstreicher, Slavery's Constitution: From Revolution to Ratification
      • Wise, White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son
    • Aug 2010
      • Arana, American Chica
      • Drake (ed), Discoveries and Opinions of Galileo
      • Gordimer, Jump: And Other Stories
    • Jul 2010
      • Newitz & Anders (ed), She's Such a Geek
      • Frayn, Copenhagen *
      • Stewart, The Mysterious Benedict Society
      • Theroux, The Happy Isles of Oceania: Paddling the Pacific
      • Zittrain, The Future of the Internet and How to Stop it *
      • Furman (ed), The Pen / O. Henry Prize Stories 2010 *
      • Chabon, A Model World and Other Stories
      • Bickerton, Bastard Tongues *
    • Jun 2010
      • Todd, Chrysalis: Maria Sibylla Merian and the Secrets of Metamorphosis *
      • Elliott, The Little Prisoner
      • Gaiman, Odd and the Frost Giants
      • Alexie, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
      • Wizner, Spanking Shakespeare
      • Sewell, I'd Rather Eat Chocolate
      • Fisichella, Seven-Tenths: Love, Piracy, and Science at Sea *
      • Singer (ed), Tales of St. John and the Caribbean
      • Beals, Warriors Don't Cry: A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock's Central High *
      • Lennertz (ed), Pacific Northwest Reader
      • Auburn, Proof *
    • May 2010
      • Darwin, On the Origin of Species
      • Barry, I'll Mature When I'm Dead
    • Apr 2010
      • Cliff, No Telephone to Heaven
      • Gould, Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History
      • Darwin, Voyage of the Beagle *
    • Mar 2010
      • Chapman, 40 Days and 40 Nights
      • Michaels, Fugitive Pieces
      • Dookhan, A History of the Virgin Islands of the United States
      • Lahiri, Interpreter of Maladies *
      • Ali, I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced
    • Feb 2010
      • Jacoby, Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism *
      • Gaiman, The Graveyard Book (video tour readings)
    • Jan 2010
      • Pollan, The Botany of Desire
      • Alvarez, ¡Yo! *
  • 2009
    • Dec 2009
      • McCourt, Teacher Man
      • Rezende & Walbom, St. Croix: Historic Photos
      • McNeely, Reinventing Knowledge
    • Nov 2009
      • Eaves, Bare: The Naked Truth About Stripping
      • Doxiadis & Papadimitriou, Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth
    • Oct 2009
      • Lahiri, Unaccustomed Earth *
      • Dawkins, The Greatest Show on Earth
    • Sep 2009
      • Bodanis, Passionate Minds *
      • Gore, Garrote
      • Belle de Jour, Secret Diary of a Call Girl
      • Herschel, A Preliminary Discourse on the Study of Natural Philosophy
    • Aug 2009
      • Bohjalian, Trans-Sister Radio
      • Ojito, Finding Mañana *
      • Atwood, Bluebeard's Egg *
      • Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise
      • Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
      • Alvarez, How the García Girls Lost Their Accents *
      • Angelou, Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas
      • Lahiri, The Namesake *
    • Jul 2009
      • Bennett, Dennett, Hacker, and Searle, Neuroscience and Philosophy
      • Kittle, The Kindness of Strangers
      • Feynman, What Do You Care What Other People Think?
      • Oates, Black Girl/White Girl
      • Conway, True North *
      • Dumas, Funny in Farsi
      • Baingana, Tropical Fish *
      • Kinzer, Overthrow *
    • Jun 2009
      • Fitzgerald, Babylon Revisited and Other Stories
      • Furman (ed), The Pen / O. Henry Prize Stories 2009
      • Ogawa, The Housekeeper and the Professor
    • May 2009
      • Twain, Who Is Mark Twain?
      • Alvarez, In the Time of the Butterflies *
      • Merla (ed), Boys Like Us
      • Venkatesh, Gang Leader for a Day
      • Gladwell, Blink
      • Sagan & Hofstadter, That Mad Ache / Translator, Trader *
    • Apr 2009
      • Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
      • Switzer (ed), This and That: The Lost Stories of Emily Carr *
    • Mar 2009
      • Bell, Lavoisier in Year One
      • Leicester, The Historical Background of Chemistry
    • Feb 2009
      • Edmonds & Eidinow, Wittgenstein's Poker *
      • Hurston, Dust Tracks on a Road
      • Leavitt, The Indian Clerk *
      • Woodward, Making Things Happen: A Theory of Causal Explanation
    • Jan 2009
      • Fitzgerald, Tender Is the Night
      • Fermi, Atoms in the Family: My Life with Enrico Fermi
      • Russell, Marriage and Morals *
      • Sterns, Say It in Crucian!
      • Danielson, The First Copernican: Georg Joachim Rheticus and the Rise of the Copernican Revolution *
      • Babcock & Laschever, Women Don't Ask
      • Angelou, Gather Together in My Name
      • Hart & Honoré, Causation in the Law
      • Walker, The Color Purple
  • 2008
    • Dec 2008
      • Von Humboldt, Jaguars and Electric Eels
      • Jardine, The Curious Life of Robert Hooke *
    • Nov 2008
      • Pinker, The Stuff of Thought
      • Kaplan & Kaplan, Out of the Labyrinth: Setting Mathematics Free
      • Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings *
    • Oct 2008
      • Stewart, Letters to a Young Mathematician *
      • Gaiman, The Graveyard Book *
    • Sep 2008
      • Easterly, The White Man's Burden
      • Crump, Headless Males Make Great Lovers
      • Stephenson, Anathem
    • Aug 2008
      • Bechdel, Fun Home: A Family Tragicomedy *
      • Pesic, Abel's Proof
      • Braun, Buzz: The Science and Lore of Alcohol and Caffeine
      • Clarke, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
      • National Geographic, Collegiate Atlas of the World
      • Robinson, The Last Man Who Knew Everything: Thomas Young *
    • Jul 2008
      • Beale, I Am Not Esther
      • Stein, How the States Got Their Shapes
      • de Waal, Bonobo: The Forgotten Ape
      • Porizkova, A Model Summer
      • Wallner, April in Paris
      • Chabon, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh *
      • Coetzee, Elizabeth Costello
      • Bageant, Deer Hunting with Jesus
      • Hardy, A Mathematician's Apology
      • Dangor, Bitter Fruit
      • Diamond, The Third Chimpanzee
    • Jun 2008
      • DeMarco & Lister, Peopleware
      • Brod, Tycho Brahe's Path to God
      • Pinker, The Language Instinct *
      • Bender and de Gramont (ed), choice
    • May 2008
      • Hofstadter, Fluid Concepts & Creative Analogies
      • Baker and Elliston (ed), Philosophy and Sex
      • Stewart, Why Beauty Is Truth: The History of Symmetry *
    • Apr 2008
      • Williams, From Columbus to Castro *
      • Lavender, Obedience
      • Bellow, Collected Stories
    • Mar 2008
      • Boghossian, Fear of Knowlege
      • Ettlinger, Twinkie, Deconstructed
      • Barnes, Orbital Resonance
      • Jackson, The New Encyclopedia of American Animals
    • Feb 2008
      • Hall, Slave Society in the Danish West Indians
      • Cleary, Ramona's World
      • Pretor-Pinney, The Cloudspotter's Guide
      • Ragan (ed), Fearless Girls, Wise Women, and Beloved Sisters
      • Hathout, Crimes and Mathdemeanors *
      • Guedj, The Parrot's Theorem *
      • Kasman, Reality Conditions: Short Mathematical Fiction *
      • Hawking, A Brief History of Time
    • Jan 2008
      • Searle, MiND *
      • Moore, Fluke
      • Wilson (ed), The Indigenous People of the Caribbean
      • Laplace, A Philosophical Essay on Probabilities *
      • Las Casas, A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies
      • Foster, How to Read Literature Like a Professor
      • Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany's
      • Cisneros, Woman Hollering Creek
  • 2007
    • Dec 2007
      • Searle, Freedom & Neurobiology
      • Rowling, Harry Potter y la camera secreta
      • Crane (ed), 50 Great Short Stories
      • Levin, A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines *
    • Nov 2007
      • Rogozinski, A Brief History of the Caribbean: From the Arawak and the Carib to the Present *
      • Ridley, The Red Queen *
      • Kurklansky, A Continent of Islands *
    • Oct 2007
      • Derbyshire, Unknown Quantity: A Real and Imaginary History of Algebra *
      • Thorne, Gender Play
      • Tatum, Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?
      • Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
    • Sep 2007
      • MacKenzie & Curran, A History of Russia, The Soviet Union, and Beyond
      • Bardi, The Calculus Wars *
      • McKellar, Math Doesn't Suck
      • Gaiman, Stardust *
    • Aug 2007
      • Rowling, Harry Potter 1-5
      • Le Guin, The Earthsea Trilogy 1-3
    • Jul 2007
      • Wilson, Four Colors Suffice
      • Diamond, Collapse *
      • Taleb, The Black Swan
      • Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
      • Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
    • Jun 2007
      • Ridley, The Agile Gene *
      • Schnee (ed), Words without Borders
      • Delbourgo, A Most Amazing Scene of Wonders: Electricity and Enlightenment in Early America
    • May 2007
      • Cahill, How the Irish Saved Civilization
      • Gunst, Born Fi' Dead
    • Apr 2007
      • Fagan, The Little Ice Age
      • Ouellette, The Physics of the Buffyverse
      • Hofstadter, I Am a Strange Loop *
    • Mar 2007
      • Irons, A People's History of the Supreme Court
      • Nafisi, Reading Lolita in Tehran
    • Feb 2007
      • Kehlmann, Measuring the World
      • Martínez, Negative Math *
    • Jan 2007
      • Dennett, Sweet Dreams
      • Mann, 1491 *
      • Roberts, King of Infinite Space: Donald Coxeter
  • 2006
    • Dec 2006
      • Mahfouz, Voices from the Other World
      • Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God
      • Atwood, Surfacing
      • Kawabata, Palm-of-the-Hand Stories
      • Wilson, The Future of Life
    • Nov 2006
      • Dawkins, The God Delusion
      • Gaiman, Fragile Things *
      • Gaiman, Smoke and Mirrors *
    • Oct 2006
      • Livio, The Golden Ratio
      • Baggini, The Pig That Wants to be Eaten *
      • Gaiman, Coraline
      • Caudron, Who Are You People?
    • Sep 2006
      • Diamond, Guns, Germs, and Steel *
      • Cuomo, Ancient Mathematics
      • Card, Shadow of the Giant
    • Aug 2006
      • Dawkins, The Ancestor's Tale *
      • Hutchinson, In Search of Nella Larsen
      • Dennett, Breaking the Spell *
      • Cohen, The Triumph of Numbers *
    • Jul 2006
      • Gould, The Mismeasure of Man
      • Eco, Name of the Rose
      • Feynman, Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!
      • Olson, Count Down
      • Greenblatt, Will in the World
    • Jun 2006
      • Dawkins, Unweaving the Rainbow *
      • Dawkins, A Devil's Chaplain
      • Gould, Dinosaur in a Haystack
    • May 2006
    • Apr 2006
      • Goldsmith, Obsessive Genius
      • Hansen, From These Shores
      • Guirty, Harlem's Danish-American West Indies
      • Westergaard, The Danish West Indies Under Company Rule
      • Watson, The Double Helix
    • Mar 2006
      • Atalay, Math and the Mona Lisa
      • Ferguson, Tycho and Kepler *
      • Goldstein, Incompleteness
      • Gingerich, The Book Nobody Read *
      • Sobel, Galileo's Daughter
      • Doxiadis, Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture
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