reading

Here’s a partial list of some of the non-technical books I’ve read since starting this site.


Ministry for the Future – Kim Stanley Robinson (bulled my way through a few chapters because it came so highly recommended, but found it pointless to continue as it neither taught nor entertained me; just not for me I guess)

Just Mercy – Bryan Stevenson

Blindsight – Peter Watts (found it annoying so didn’t finish)

Down Along with that Devil’s Bones – Connor Towne O’Neill

Ancillary Mercy – Ann Leckie

Lifespan: Why We Age and Why We Don’t Have To – David A. Sinclair (don’t know enough biochemistry to judge, but arguments constructed logically and not selling anything)

Ancillary Sword – Ann Leckie

Leviathan Wakes – James A. Correy (Promising start to a new series. Vomit zombies.)

Ancillary Justice – Ann Leckie (Good start to a new series.)

Star Daughter – Shveta Thakrar (Lovely book but didn’t finish. Did skip to the end to read the last few chapters because I liked the concept and writing so much. Story just happened to hinge on one of my least favorite tropes.)

Sorting the Beef from the Bull: the Science of Food Fraud Forensics – Richard Evershed

The Consuming Fire – John Scalzi

Passing Strange – Martha Sandweiss

Find the Good – Heather Lende

The Library at Mount Char – Scott Hawkins (months later, this book still gives me the willies)

Don’t Let Go – Harlan Coben

Little Fires Everywhere – Celeste Ng

the sun and her flowers – Rupi Kaur

Radio Free Vermont – Bill McKibben

Home – Julie Andrews

Second Nature – Pollan

Sometimes the Magic Works – Pratchett

The Forest for the Trees – Lerner

On Writing – King

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – Rebecca Skloot

The Art of X-ray Reading – Roy Peter Clark

Hidden Figures – Shetterly

The Martian (x 2) – Weir

World War Z – Brooks

When Breath Becomes Air – Kalanithi

Grunt – Roach
Vacation Reading:

  • Oath of Fealty, Kings of the North, Echoes of Betrayal, Limits of Power, Crown of Renewal – Moon
  • Furies of Calderon, Academ’s Fury, Cursor’s Fury, Captain’s Fury, Princeps’ Fury, First Lord’s Fury – Butcher
  • The Wave: in Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean – Casey