A list of books recently-read that I have discussed here.

For many years, Phoebe-Lou Adams wrote wonderful short reviews for The Atlantic. The short reviews were part of the month and part of the landscape; only when they were gone did I think about them. Short notes are tricky, but they make a nice sort of postmodern commonplace book, and way to share impressions and small joys.

This page is also an experiment in information architecture with Tinderbox. Tinderbox lets me gather and maintain this list automatically, so it's easy to build and easier to keep current.

Karen Abbott, Sin in the Second City

Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas with Dave Beran, Paris 1906

Amir D Aczel, Pendulum

Henry Adams, The Education of Henry Adams

Andrei Alexandrescu, Modern C++ Design

Monica Ali, In The Kitchen

David Allen, Ready for Anything

David Allen, Getting Things Done

Ted Allen et al., Queer Eye for the Straight Guy

Jonathan Ames, Wake Up, Sir!

Kevin David Anderson, Night of the Living Trekkies

Catherine Asaro, The Moon's Shadow

Timothy Garton Ash, The Magic Lantern

Diana Athill, Stet: An Editor's Life

Cliff Atkinson, Beyond Bullet Points

Rick Atkinson, Army At Dawn

Rick Atkinson, Day of Battle

Kate Atkinson, When Will There Be Good News?

Douglas Atwill, Why I won't Be Going To Lunch Anymore

Jane Austen, Emma

Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Ed Ayers, In The Presence of Mine Enemies

Paolo Bacigalupi, The Windup Girl

Paolo Bacigalupi, Ship Breaker

Iain M. Banks, The Player Of Games

L. A. Banks, Minion

Ian M. Banks, Consider Phlebas

Lynn Barber, An Education

Toby Barlow, Sharp Teeth

Julian Barnes, The Sense of an Ending

Richard Barre, Echo Bay

Mary Beard, The Fires of Vesuvius: Pompeii Lost and Found

Alison Bechdel, Are You My Mother?

Alison Bechdel, Fun Home

Kent Beck, Test-Driven Development

Kent Beck and Martin Fowler, Planning Extreme Programming

Kent Beck, Implementation Patterns

Robert Jackson Bennett, American Elsewhere

Arnold Bennett, How To Live on 24 Hours a Day

Lauren Beukes, Zoo City

H. G. Bissinger, Friday Night Lights

Cara Black, Murder in the Sentier

Holly Bkacl and Cecil Castellucci, Geektastic

Holly Black and Ellen Kushner, eds., Welcome To Bordertown

Jessica Anya Blau, The Summer of Naked Swim Parties

Lawrence Block, The Burglar Who Liked To Quote Kipling

Rebecca Blood, The Weblog Handbook

Amy Bloom, Love Invents Us

Amy Bloom, Away

Roy Blount, Jr., About Three Bricks Shy Of A Load

Mary T. Boatwright, Daniel J. Gargola, Richard J. A. Talber, The Romans: From Village To Empire

Steven Bochco, Death by Hollywood

Harry Parr and Sam Bompas, Jellymongers

James Boswell and Samuel Johnson, A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland

Anthony Bourdain, Medium Raw

Anthony Bourdain, Les Halles Cookbook

Anthony Bourdain, A Cook's Tour

Clare Boylan, Emma Brown

H. W. Brands, Franklin

Libba Bray, Beauty Queens

Stuart Brent, The Seven Stairs

Jimmy Breslin, Damon Runyon

David Brin, Kiln People

Poppy Z. Brite, Liquor

Poppy Z. Brite, Liquor

Poppy Z. Brite, Prime

Geraldine Brooks, March

Vera Brosgol, Anya’s Ghost

Dan Brown, Da Vinci Code

Chris B. Brown, Smart Football

Robert Brustein, Letters to a Young Actor

Robert Brustein, Siege of the Arts

Bill Bryson, In A Sunburned Country

Bill Bryson, Notes From A Small Island

John Buchan, Greenmantle

John Buchan, Greenmantle

Michael Buckland, Emanuel Goldberg and his Knowledge Machine

Bill Buford, Heat

Lois McMaster Bujold, The Curse Of Chalion

Lois McMaster Bujold, The Vor Game

Lois McMaster Bujold, Paladin of Souls

Emma Bull, War for the Oaks

Chan Lwok Bun and Claire Chang See Ngoh, Stepping Out

John Burdett, Bangkok 8

Paul Butcher, Debug It!

Herbert Butterfield, The Whig Interpretation of History

A. S. Byatt, The Little Black Book of Stories

A. S. Byatt, Possession

A. S. Byatt, Posession

A. S. Byatt, On Histories and Stories

Michael Bywater, Lost Worlds

Michael Bywater, Big Babies

Adam Cohen, Nothing To Fear

Jack Campbell, Dauntless

Peter Carey, His Illegal Self

Peter Carey, Jack Maggs

John Carey, What Good Are The Arts?

Robert A. Caro, Master of the Senate

Robert A. Caro, The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Vol. IV

Gail Carriger, Soulless

Kristin Cashore, Bitterblue

Lionel Casson, Libraries in the Ancient World

Cecil Castellucci, Boy Proof

Michael Chabon, Wonder Boys

James Chace, 1912

Raymond Chandler, Farewell My Lovely

Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Imperial Life in the Emerald City

Susan Cheever, American Bloomsbury

Susan Cheever, Notes Found in a Bottle

Rudolph Chelminski, The Perfectionist

Alex Prud'homme and Julia Child, My Life In France

Susan Choi, My Education

Sasanna Clarke, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

Curt Cloninger, Fresh Styles for Web Designers: Eye Candy from Underground

Harlan Coben, Just One Look

Harlan Coben, Deal Breaker

Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

Suzanne Collins, Catching Fire (The Hunger Games 2)

Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay (The Hunger Games 3)

Chip Conley and Eric Friedenwald-Fishman, Marketing That Matters

John Connolly, The Gates

Bernard Cornwell, Sharpe's Triumph

Colin Cotterill, Thirty-Three Teeth

Geoff Cox and Alex McLean, Speaking Code: coding as aesthetic and political expression

David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer, Space Opera Renaissance

Pat Crocker, 150 Best Tagine Recipes

Douglas Crockford, Javascript: The Good Parts

John Crowley, Four Freedoms

David Crystal, By Hook or by Crook

Michael Cunningham, Specimen Days

Hillman Curtis, MTIV

Rachel Cusk, The Last Supper

Carlo D'Este, Eisenhower: A Soldier's Life

Mike Daisey, 21 Dog Years

Caroline H. Dall, Alongside

Robert Darnton, The Case For Books

Avram Davidson, The Other 19th Century

Francis Davis, Afterglow

Joshua Davis, Flash to the Core

Val Davis , Thread of the Spider

Edmund de Waal, The Hare With The Amber Eyes

Ton DeMarco and Timothy Lister, Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams

Rachel DeWoskin, Big Girl Small

Pamela Dean, Tam Lin

R. E. Delderfield, To Serve Them All My Days

Guy Deustcher, Through the Language Glass

Philip K. Dick, The Man In The High Castle

Michael Dirda, Book by Book

Michael Dirda, Bound To Please

Michael Dirda, Classics for Pleasure

Michael Dirda, On Conan Doyle

Michael Bigelow Dixon and Amy Wegener, eds., Humana Festival 2000

Cory Doctorow, Little Brother

Cory Doctorow, Homeland

Jen Wang and Cory Doctorow, In Real Life

Andrew Dornenburg, Karen Page, Dining Out

Andrew Dornenburg and Karen Page, Culinary Artistry

Theodore Dreiser, Sister Carrie

Andre Dubus III, House of Sand and Fog

Andrew Dupont, Practical Prototype and script.aculo.us

Clotilde Dusolier, Chocolate and Zucchini

Clotilde Dusoulier, Clotilde's Edible Adventures in Paris

Stephen L. Dyson, Rome: a living portrait of an ancient city

Erica E.Hirschler, Sargent’s Daughters

Edward Eager, Half Magic

Terry Eagleton, After Theory

Roger Ebert, Great Movies II

Roger Ebert, The Great Movies

Holly Edwards, Noble Dreams, Wicked Pleasures

Ruth Dudley Edwards, Matricide at St. Martha’s

Jennifer Egan, A Visit From The Goon Squad

Jennifer Egan, A Visit From The Goon Squad

Jennifer Egan, The Invisible Circus

Tom Ehrenfeld, The Startup Garden

Gerald Elias, Death and the Maiden

James Elkins, What Happened to Art Criticism?

Aaron Elkins, Loot

Jean Bethke Elshtain, Jane Addams and the Dream of American Democraxy

Carol Emswhiller, The Mount

Jason Epstein, Book Business: Publishing Past and Future

Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex

Peter Faulkner, Against The Age

Richard Fawkes, History of the Musical

Michael C. Feathers, Working Effectively With Legacy Code

Joshua Ferris, Then We Came To The End

Jasper Fforde, Lost In A Good Book

David Hackett Fischer, Paul Revere’s Ride

M. F. K. Fisher, The Gastronomical Me

F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Judith Flanders, Inside the Victorian Home

Judith Flanders, A Circle of Sisters

Ian Fleming, Dr. No

Peter Fleming, Brazilian Adventure

Charles Bracelen Flood, 1864: Lincoln At The Gates Of History

Antonia Forest, Autumn Term

C. S. Forester, Beat To Quarters

E. M. Forster, Howards End

Richard Fortey, Trilobite!

Karen Joy Fowler, The Jane Austen Book Club

Karen Joy Fowler, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe François, Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day

George MacDonald Fraser, Flashman

Antonia Fraser, Perilous Question

George MacDonald Fraser, Royal Flash

Marianne Fredriksson, Simon's Family

Marianne Fredriksson, Hanna's Daughters

Marianne Fredriksson, Two Women

J. M. Frey, Triptych

Robert Frost, Robert Frost

Robert Frost, North of Boston

Stephen Fry, The Ode Less Travelled

Stephen Fry, Revenge

Stephen Fry, The Liar

Alan Furst, Mission To Paris

Alan Furst, The World At Night

Alan Furst, Night Soldiers

Paul Fussell, Abroad

Paul Fussell, The Boy's Crusade

Neil Gaiman, American Gods

Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, Good Omens

Damon Galgut, The Quarry

Matt Galloway, Effective Objective C 2.0

Luiz Alfredo Gracia-Roza, Southwesterly Wind

Simon Garfield, Mauve

Jesse James Garrett, The Elements of User Experience

Thomas Geoghegan, Which Side Are You On

Edward Gibbon, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

William Gibson, The Peripheral

William Gibson, Count Zero

William Gibson, Pattern Recognition

William Gibson, Spook Country

Robert Gildea, Marianne in Chains

Jessica Abel and Ira Glass, Radio: An Illustrated Guide

Charles Glass, Americans in Paris: Life and Death Under Nazi Occupation

Phoebe Gloeckner, Diary of a Teenage Girl

Susan Goin, Sunday Suppers at Lucques

Rich Gold, Plenitude

Steven Goldman, ed., Mind Game

Eliyahu M. Goldratt and Jeff Cox, The Goal

Adrian Goldsworthy, How Rome Fell

Adam Goodheart, 1861

Allegra Goodman, Intuition

Allegra Goodman, Intuition

Allegra Goodman, The Cookbook Collector

Doris Keans Goodwin, Team Of Rivals

Doris Kearns Goodwin, The Bully Pulpit

Adam Gopnik, The Table Comes First

Jacob Gordin, Ruth Gay, The Jewish King Lear

Vivian Gornick, The Situation and the Story

Hiromi Goto, The Kappa Child

Elizabeth Graver, The End Of The Point

Patience Gray, Honey from a Weed

Graham Greene, The Third Man

K. C. Greenlief, Cold Hunter's Moon

Jeff Greenwald, Shopping for Buddhas

W. E. B. Greffin, Counterattack

W. E. B. Griffin, The Captains

W. E. B. Griffin, By Order Of The President

W.E.B. Griffin, Retreat Hell

W.E.B. Griffin, Special Ops

W. E. B. Griffin, Retreat, Hell!

W.E. B. Grifiin, Under Fire

W.E. B. Grifiin, Under Fire

Antony Griffiths, Prints and Printmaking

William Grimes, Straight Up or On The Rocks

John Grisham, Skipping Christmas

Lev Grossman, The Magician King

Lev Grossman, The Magicians

Lev Grossman, The Magician King

Lev Grossman, The Magician’s Land

Eileeen Gunn, Stable Strategies

Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night

Joe Haldeman, The Hemingway Hoax

Shannon Hale, Austenland

Barbara Hambly, Those Who Hunt The Night

Barbara Hambly, Fever Season

Laurell K. Hamilton, Seduced by Moonlight

Gabrielle Hamilton, Prune

Gabrielle Hamilton, Blood, Bones, and Butter: The Education of a Reluctant Chef

Laurell K. Hamilton, A Caress of Twilight

Lyn Hamilton, The Thai Amulet

Dashiell Hammett, The Thin Man

Dashiell Hammett, The Continental Op

Zack Hample, Watching Baseball Smarter

Daniel Handler, Watch Your Mouth

Jonathan Harr, The Lost Painting

Robert Harris, Imperium

Robert Harris, Fatherland

Robert Harris, Pompeii

Robert Harris, The Ghost

Robert Harris, Conspirata

Robert Harris, An Officer and A Spy

Robert Harris, The Fear Index

John Hart, The Last Child

Rachel Hartman, Seraphina

David Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer eds, Year's Best SF 10

Peter F. Havill, Scavengers

Mo Hayder, Hanging Hill

J. M. Hayes, Prairie Gothic

Peter Heather, The Fall of the Roman Empire

Peter Heather, Empires and Barbarians: The Fall of Rome and the Birth of Europe

Daniel Hecht, Land of Echoes

Robert A. Heinlein, Friday

Rhiannon Held, Silver

Gustav Hermansen, Ostia: Aspects of Roman City Life

Stefan Heym, The King David Report

Tony Hillerman, The Shapeshifter

Tony Hillerman, Skeleton Man

Tony Hillerman, The Wailing Wind

Tony Hillerman, The Sinister Pig

Anne Hillerman, Spider Woman’s Daughter

Craig Hockenberry, iPhone App Development: The Missing Manual

John Hodgman, The Areas of My Expertise

Alan Holinghurst, The Stranger’s Child

Anne Hollander, Feeding The Eye

Michael Holley, The War Room

H. Paul Honsinger, To Honor You Call Us

Nick Hornby, The Polysyllabic Spree

Simon Hornblower and Antony Spawforth, eds, Oxford Classical Dictionary (3rd)

Nick Hornby, Housekeeping vs. The Dirt

Nick Hornby, Juliet, Naked

Nick Hornby, Slam

Nick Hornby, Shakespeare Wrote for Money

Nick Hornby, More Baths, Less Talking

Georginal Howell, Getrude Bell

Hugh Howey, Wool

Thomas Hughes, Tom Brown at Oxford

Keith Humphrey, Walking Calcutta

Michelle Huneven, Blame

Mark Hurst, Bit Literacy

Shaun Inman, Lift Off: The Last Rocket Development Diary

Christopher Isherwood, The Berlin Stories

Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go

Kazuo Ishiguro, The Remains of the Day

Norman Ishkowitz, Ottoman Empire

Pico Iyer, Global Soul: Jet Lag, Shopping Malls, and the Search for Home

Jane Jacobs, Dark Age Ahead

Bill James, Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract

Philip Jeyaretnam, Abraham's Promise

Alaya Johnson, Moonshine

Craig Johnson, By Any Other Name

Craig Johnson, The Cold Dish

Craig Johnson, Another Man’s Moccasins

Craig Johnson, Junkyard Dogs

Craig Johnson, Hell is Empty

Lloyd Jones, Mr. Pip

Judith Jones, The Tenth Muse

Nicolai M. Josuttis, C++ STL

Cem Kamer, James Bach, Bret Pettichord, Lessons Learned in Software Testing

Edwin B. Kantar, Introduction to Declarer's Play

John Kantner, Ancient Puebloan Southwest

Roz Kaveny, ed., Reading the Vampire Slayer

Guy Kawasaki, Rules for Revolutionaries

Carolyn Keane, By The Light of the Study Lamp

Jonathan and Faye Kellerman, Double Homicide

Jonathan Kellerman, The Murder Book

Thomas Forrest Kelly, First Nights: Five Musical Premieres

James Patrick Kelly and John Kessel, eds., Rewired

Joshua Kerievsky, Refactoring To Patterns

Tracy Kidder, Home Town

Nicholas Kilmer, A Butterfly In Flame

Laurie R. King, The Art Of Detection

Laurie R. King, The Language Of Bees

Laurie R. King, The God of the Hive

Laurie R. King, Garment of Shadows

Laurie King, Locked Rooms

Stewart O'Nan and Stephen King, Faithful

Laurie King, The Game

Laurie King, Folly

Stephen King, The Shining

Laurie R. King, The Pirate King

Stephen King, Carrie

Laurie R. King, Justice Hall

Laurie R. King, O Jerusalem

Lucy Knisely, Relish

Herman Koch, The Dinner

Lily Koppel, Red Leather Diary

Elizabeth Kostova, The Historian

William Kotzwinkle, The Bear Went Over The Mountain

Steve Krug, Don't Make Me Think

Thomas Kunkel, ed., Letters from the Editor: The New Yorker's Harold Ross

Tony Kushner, Death and Taxes

Ellen Kushner, Swordspoint

Aryn Kyle, Boys and Girls Like You And Me

Erik Larson, The Devil In The White City

Stieg Larsson, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Stieg Larsson, The Girl Who Played With Fire

Stieg Larsson, The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest

Brenda Laurel, Utopian Entrepreneur

John Le Carre, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

John Le Carré, Call for the Dead

John LeCarré, Our Kind of Traitor

Steven D. Leavitt and Stephen J. Dubner, Freakonomics

Ann Leckie, Ancillary Justice

Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, Conflict of Honors

Russell Lee, Singapore Ghost Stories 8

Dennis Lehane, Mystic River

Stephen H. Lekson, A History Of The Ancient Southwest

Stephen Lekson, The Chaco Meridian

Stephen Lekson, The Architecture of Chaco Canyon, New Mexico

Pierre Lemaitre, Alex

Ray Lemoine and Jeff Neumann, Babylon By Bus

Elmore Leonard, Road Dogs

Elmore Leonard, Tishomingo Blues

Elmore Leonard, Get Shorty

Bo Leuf and Ward Cunningham, The Wiki Way

Jeremy Lewis, Cyril Connolly

Roy Lewis, Evolution Man

Michael Lewis, Moneyball

Lucia Leão, O Chip e o Caleidoscópio

Martin Limón, Buddha's Money

Kelly Link, Magic for Beginners

Alvin Liu, ed., The Art of Miyazaki's Spirited Away

Sir E. Llewellyn Woodward, The Age of Reform: 1815-1870

David Lodge, Small World

David Lodge, Changing Places

John Lukacs, The Duel

Sidney Lumet, Making Movies

John Lusk and Kyle Harrison, The Mouse Driver Chronicles

Benjamin Lytal, A Map Of Tulsa

Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland In A Ship Of Her Own Making

Gregory Maguire, Out Of Oz

Susan Elia MacNeal, Mr. Churchill’s Secretary

Ian R. Macleod, The Light Ages

Matt Madden, 99 Ways To Tell A Story

Stewart Mader, WikiPatterns

Gregory Maguire, Wicked

Gregory Maguire, What The Dickens

Thomas Mallon, A Book of One's Own: people and their diaries

David Mamet, The Wicked Son

David Mamet, Bambi vs. Godzilla

David Mamet, The Old Neighborhood

David Mamet, Jafsie and John Henry: Essays

David Mamet, The Spanish Prisoner and The Winslow Boy

David Mamet, Make-Believe Town

David Mamet, On Directing Film

David Mamet, The Boston Marriage

David Mamet, True and False

David Mamet, The Old Neighborhood

Emily St. John Mandel, Station Eleven

Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall

Hilary Mantel, Bring Up The Bodies

Joseph Moncure March (Art Spiegelman, illus), The Wild Party

John Marsden, Tomorrow, When The War Began

Megan Marshall, The Peabody Sisters

Robert C. Martic, Clean Code

George R. R. Martin, The Game of Thrones

George R. R. Martin, A Clash of Kings

Robert C. Martin, ed., C++ Gems

Steve Martin, Shopgirl

Alex Marwood, The Wicked Girls

Patricia Marx, Him Her Him Again The End of Him

Sujata Massey, Samurai's Daughter

Sujata Massey, The Bride's Kimono

Lia Matera, Havana Twist

Armistead Maupin, Mary Ann In Autumn

Armistead Maupin, Michael Tolliver Lives

Simon Mawer, Trapeze

Ernest R. May, Strange Victory

Peter Mayle, French Lessons

Mark Mazower, The Balkans

Mark Mazower, Dark Continent

Scott McCloud, Making Comics

David McCullough, John Adams

David McCullough, 1776

David McCullough, The GreaterJourney

Ian McEwan, Sweet Tooth

Ian McEwan, Amsterdam

Ian McEwan, Atonement

Ian McEwan, The Black Dogs

Ian McEwan, On Chesil Beach

Michael McGarrity, The Big Gamble

Michael McGarrity, Under the Color of Law

Harold McGee, On Food and Cooking

Seanan McGuire, Discount Armageddon

Robin McKinley, Sunshine

John McPhee, In Suspect Terrain

John McPhee, Basin and Range

John McPhee, The Crofter and the Laird

Russell Meiggs, Roman Ostia

Louis Menand, The Marketplace of Ideas

Louis Menand, The Metaphysical Club

Louis Menand, American Studies

Jane Mendelsohn, Innocence

Maria Rosa Menocal, The Ornament of the World

Gerard Meszaros, xUnit Test Patterns

Isaac Metzker, ed., A Bintel Brief

L. A. Meyer, Bloody Jack

Scott Meyers, Effective STL

Candice Millard, River of Doubt

Steve Miller and Sahron Lee, Agent Of Change

Susan Cummins Miller, Death Assemblage

John Milton, Paradise Lost

David Mitchell, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

Miyuki Miyabe, All She Was Worth

China Miéville, The City & The City

China Miéville, Embassytown

Rick Moody, Garden State

Christopher G. Moore , A Killing Smile

Christopher G. Moore, Chairs

Franco Moretti, Graphs Maps Trees

Richard K. Morgan, Altered Carbon

Judith and Neil Morgan, Dr. Seuss and Mr. Geisel: A Biography

Sheldon Morgenstern, No Vivaldi in the Garage

Erin Morgenstern, The Night Circus

Erin Morgenstern, The Night Circus

Samuel Eliot Morison, Strategy and Compromise

Samuel Eliot Morison, Guadalcanal

Edmund Morris, Theodore Rex

Jan Morris, Hav

M. K. Moulton, A Prayer for Gershon Levin

Mike Mullin, Ashfall

Stefran Mumaw, Simple: Web Sites

Jim Munro, Everyone in Silico

William Murray, City of the Soul: A Walk In Rome

Reggie Nadelson, Londongrad

John J. Nance, Headwind

Theodore Holm Nelson, Possiplex

Jo Nesbø, The Redbreast

Jennifer New, Drawing from Life

Charles Nicholl, The Lodger Shakespeare

Juliet Nicolson, Abdication

David Noakes, Samuel Johnson

Patrick O'Brain, The Truelove

Patrick O'Brian, Desolation Island

Patrick O'Brian, Joseph Banks: A Life

Patrick O'Brian, Blue at the Mizzen

Patrick O'Brian, The Golden Ocean

Patrick O'Brian, The Hundred Days

James O'Brian, Master and Commander

Patrick O'Brian, The Yellow Admiral

Patrick O'Brian, The Commodore

Patrick O'Brian, Thirteen Gun Salute

Patrick O'Brian, Letter of Marque

Patrick O'Brian, The Reverse of the Medal

Patrick O'Brian, Far Side of the World

John O'Hara, Pal Joey

Patrick O'Brain, The Wine-Dark Sea

Patrick O'Brian, HMS Surprise

Patrick O'Brian, The Far Side of the World

Julie Orringer, How To Breathe Underwater

Josiah Osgood, Caesar's Legacy

Richard Overy, Why the Allies Won

Ruth Ozeki, Tale for the Time Being

George Packer, The Assassins’ Gate

James E. Packer, The Forum of Trajan in Rome

Charles Palliser, Rustication

Michael Parenti, The Assassination of Julius Caesar

Sara Paretsky, Breakdown

Robert B. Parker, Hundred Dollar Baby

Robert B. Parker, Bad Business

Robert B. Parker, Back Story

Robert B. Parker, Widow's Walk

I. J. Parker, Rashomon Gate

Robert Parker, Shrink Rap

Tim Parks, Medici Money

Matthew Pearl, The Dante Club

Ian Pears, The Dream of Scipio

Mary Peck, Stephen Lekson, et al, Chaco Canyon: a center and its world

Thomas Penn, Winter King

Jacques Pepin, The Apprentice: My Life In The Kitchen

Arturo Perez-Reverte, The Club Dumas

Anne Perry, Half Moon Street

Marisha Pessl, Special Topics in Calamity Physics

Diana Peterfreund, Rampant

Arthur Phillips, Angelica

Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper

Michael Pollan, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto

Michael Pollan, A Place Of My Own

Charles Portis, True Grit

Derek Powazek, Design for Community

Julie Powell, Julie & Julia: my year of cooking dangerously

Tim Powers, A Soul In A Bottle

Magdalen Powers, Hand Over Fist

David Poyer, The Med

Terry Pratchett, Guards! Guards!

Terry Pratchett, Mort

Cherie Priest, Boneshaker

Cherie Priest, Dreadnought

Francine Prose, Blue Angel

Steve Freeman and Nat Pryce, Growing Object-Oriented Software, Guided By Tests

Philip Pullman, The Amber Spyglass

Phillip Pullman, The Subtle Knife

Philip Pullman, The Amber Spyglass

Phillip Pullman, The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ

Phillip Pullman, Ruby in the Smoke

Philip Pullman, The Amber Spyglass

Philip Pullman, The Subtle Knife

Philip Pullman, The Golden Compass

Phillip Pullman, Lyra's Oxford

Philip Pullman, The Golden Compass

Hannu Rajaniemi, The Quantum Thief

Joan Reardon, ed., As Always, Julia

David Remnick , ed., The Complete New Yorker

David Remnick, ed., Wonderful Town

Gareth Renowden, The Aviator

Robert D. Richardson, Jr., Emerson: The Mind on Fire

Thomas E. Ricks, Fiasco

John Ringo, Gust Front

John Ringo, A Hymn Before Battle

Richard Roberts, Saving The City

Jancis Robinson, How To Taste

Claudia Roden, The Book of Jewish Food

John Rodzvilla, ed., We've Got Blog

Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes

Scott Rosenberg, Dreaming In Code

Meg Rosoff, How I Live Now

Ross King, Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling

Veronica Roth, Insurgent

Veronica Roth, Divergent (again)

Veronica Roth, Divergent

Veronica Roth, Allegiant

Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

Rainbow Rowell, Fangirl

Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor and Park

C. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

C. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Nicholas Royle, Antwerp

Miri Rubin, The Hollow Crown

Michael Ruhlman, Making of a Chef

Michael Ruhlman, Making of a Chef

Michaerl Ruhlman, Soul of a Chef

Michael Ruhlman, The Reach of a Chef: Beyond The Kitchen

Michael Ruhlman, The Elements Of Cooking

Michael Ruhlman, Ratio: the simple codes behind the craft of everyday cooking

Michael Ruhlman, How To Roast

John Ruskin, Mornings In Florence

Richard Russo, Empire Falls

Joe Sacco, The Fixer

Walter Satterthwait, Masquerade

Leigh Sauerwein, Song for Eloise

Dorothy L. Sayers, Murder Must Advertise

Dorothy R. Sayers, The Nine Tailors

Darothy L. Sayers, Busman’s Honeymoon

Dorothy L. Sayers, The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club

Dorothy L. Sayers, Whose Body?

Dorothy Sayers, Gaudy Night

Dorothy L. Sayers, Gaudy Night

Dorothy Sayers, Gaudy Night

Jill Patton Walsh and Dorothy Sayers, A Presumption of Death

John Scalzi, Redshirts

John Scalzi, Old Man's War

Sally Schneider, A New Way To Cook

Barbara Seagram and Marc Smith, Bridge: 25 Ways to Compete In The Bidding

Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones

David Sedaris, Me Talk Pretty One Day

Joann Sfar, The Rabbi's Cat

Bob Shacochis, Swimming in the Volcano

James Shapiro, 1599

James Shapiro, Contested Will

Stephen A. Shaw, Turning The Tables

Owen Shears, Resistance

Nathan Shedroff, Experience Design

T. A. Shippey, J. R. R. Tolkien: Author of the Century

Anita Shreve, Testimony

Anita Shreve, Testimony

Dan Simmons, Ilium

Eric Sink, Eric Sink of the Business of Software

Curtis Sittenfeld, Sisterland

Curtis Sittenfeld, Prep

Robin Sloan, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore

Zadie Smith, On Beauty

Sarah Smith, Chasing Shakespeares

Alexander McCall Smith, The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Ali Smith, The Accidental

Anna Deavere Smith, Letters to a Young Artist

Sarah Smith, The Other Side of Dark

Martin Cruz Smith, Three Stations

Craig Smith, The Whisper of Leaves

J. Percy Smith, ed., Bernard Shaw and H. G. Wells

Amy Sohn, My Old Man

Muriel Spark, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Elizabeth Speller, Following Hadrian

Julia Spencer-Fleming, In The Bleak Midwinter

Boris Starling, Vodka

Barbara M. Stecher, Sketchbooking

Peter Steinhart, The Undressed Art

Rory Stewart, Prince of the Marshes

Nina Stibbe, Love, Nina

Maggie Stiefvater, Shiver

Julian Stockwin, Kydd

Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, Beautiful Creatures

Robert Stone, Death of The Black Haired Girl

Peter Straub, A Dark Matter

Charles Stross, Iron Sunrise

Charles Stross, The Family Trade

Charles Stross, The Clan Corporate

Charles Stross, Halting State

Charles Stross, Saturn’s Children

Charles Stross, The Atrocity Archives

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Charles Stross, The Jennifer Morgue

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Elizabeth Strout, Olive Kitteridge

William Styron, Set This House On Fire

Brian Suda, Designing With Data

Leonie Swann, Three Bags Full

Koushum Takami, Battle Royale

Frank Tallis, Vienna Blood

Sandi Tan, The Black Isle

Junichiro Tanizaki, In Praise of Shadows

Donna Tartt, The Little Friend

Laini Taylor, Dreams of Gods and Monsters

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John B. Judis and Ruy Teixeira, The Emerging Democratic Majority

David Thomas, Andrew Hunt, Programming Ruby

Chuck Thompson, Smile When You’re Lying

Charles Todd, A Test Of Wills

Pramoedya Ananta Toer, This Earth of Mankind

Colm Toibin, The Testament of Mary

J. R. R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

Claire Tomalin, Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self

Christina Tosi, Momofuku Milk Bar

Anthony Trollope, Doctor Thorne

Peter Turchi, Maps of the Imagination: The Writers As Cartographer

Sarah Turnbull, Almost French

Charles Neider, ed., The Complete Essays of Mark Twain

Mark Twain, Roughing It

Kenneth Tynan, John Lahr, ed., The Diaries of Kenneth Tynan

David L. Ulin, The Lost Art of Reading: Why Books Matter In A Distracted Time

Ellen Ullman, The Bug

Barry Unsworth, Land Of Marvels

Arthur Upfield, Man of Two Tribes

Janwillem van de Wetering, Hard Rain

John Varley, Red Thunder

Jules Verne, Around The World In Eighty Days

David Walder, Nelson

Howard Waldrop and Jake Saunders, The Texas-Israeli War: 1999

Jo Walton, Farthing

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Jo Walton, Ha'penny

Jo Walton, Half A Crown

Jo Walton, Among Others

Bryan Ward-Perkins, The Fall Of Rome

Wendy Wasserstein, The Heidi Chronicles

Sarah Waters, The Night Watch

Alice Waters, The Art of Simple Food

Sarah Waters, Fingersmith

Sarah Waters, The Little Stranger

Evelyn Waugh, Vile Bodies

Helene Wecker, The Golem and the Jinni

David Weinberger, Everything Is Miscellaneous

Miriam Weinstein, Yiddish

H. G. Wells, The World Brain

Scott Westerfeld, Leviathan

Donald E. Westlake, The Hot Rock

Tony Wheeler et al., Lonely Planet: Unpacked Again

E. B. White, The Second Tree from the Corner

Jerry White, London in the 19th Century

James White, The Galactic Gourmet

Andrew White, ed., London Walks

Thornton Wilder, Cabala

Max Wilk, OK: the story of Oklahoma!

Connie Willis, Blackout

Robert Wilson, A Small Death in Lisbon

Robert Wilson, The Company of Strangers

Simon Winchester, The Map That Changed The World: William Smith and the Birth of Modern Geology

Simon Winder, Germania

Sam Miller, Jason Wojciechowski, Baseball Prospectus 2014

Tobias Wolf, Old School

Gene Wolfe, The Knight

Rebecca Wolff, The Beginners

Gordon Wood, The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin

Bob Woodward, State of Denial

Richard Wrangham, Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human

Gabriel Zaid, So Many Books: reading and publishing in an age of abundance

Charlotte Mosley, ed., The Letters of Nancy Mitford and Evelyn Waugh

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