What I’ve Read This Year

— January —
1. In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives, Steven Levy
2. She Has Her Mother’s Laugh: The Power, Perversions, and  Potential of Heredity, Carl Zimmer
3. LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media P.W. Singer and Emerson T. Brooking
4. Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison
5. Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us, Seth Stephens-Davodwitz
6. The Long Game: How Obama Defied Washington and Redefined America’s Place in the World, Derek Chollet
7. How the Internet Happened, from Netscape to the iPhone, Brian McCullough
8. The Limits of Partnership: U.S.-Russian Relations in the 21st Century, Angela Stent
9. The View from the Ground: Experiences of Civil War Soldiers,. ed. Aaron Sheehan-Dean
10. Heavens on Earth: The Scientific Search for the Afterlife, Immortality, and  Utopia, Michael Shermer
11. The Whale, or, Moby-Dick, Herman Melville
12. The Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe,  Steven Novella et al
13. Our Time Has Come: How India is Making Its Place in the World, Alyssa Ayres
14. Odd-Egg Editor, Kathryn Tucker Windham

— February —
15. The Case Against Sugar, Gary Taubes
16. Them: Why We Hate Each Other (and How to Heal),  Ben Sasse
17. America’s Forgotten Architecture, the National Trust
18. The Big Ones: How Natural Disasters Have Shaped Us, Lucy Jones
19. Status Anxiety, Alain de Botton
20. Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker,  Kevin Mitnick
21. Becoming Mrs Lewis, Patti Callahan
22. The Conquest of Gaul, Caesar
23. The Conservative Heart, Arthur C. Brooks
24. Americanized: Rebel Without a Green Card, Sara Saedi
25. The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Have Defined Every Presidency, Chris Whipple
26. Yesterday: Memories of Selma and Her  People, C.C. Grayson
27. The Other Side of Selma, R.B. “Dickie” Williams
28. The Aeneid, trans. Robert Fitzgerald
29. Lenten Lands: My Childhood With Joy Davidman and C.S. Lewis, Douglas Gresham

30. Alone Together, Sherry Turkle
31. A Forest in the Clouds,  John Fowler
32. Johnny Reb’s War: Battlefield and Home Front, David Williams
33. Walkable City Rules: 101 Steps to Making Better Places, Jeff Speck
34. Lock In,  John Scalzi
35. Head On, John Scalzi
36. Romance of the Rails,  Randall O’Toole
37. Mockingbird Songs: My Friendship With Harper Lee, Wayne Flynt
38. The Moviegoer, Percy Walker
39. Tip of the Iceberg: My 3,000 Mile Journey Around Alaska, Mark Adams
40. Firefly: The Magnificent Nine, James Lovegrove
41. Alice and the Assassin, R.J. Koreto
42. Defending Boyhood, Anthony Esolen
43. Elusive Salvation, Dayton Ward
44. Open Life: The Philosophy of Open Source, Hendrik Ingo
45. Images of America: The USS Alabama,  Kent Whitaker
46. From Here to Eternity: In Search of the Good Death, Caitlin Doughty


47. Of Goats and Governors: Alabama Politics , Steve Flowers
48. The Unpleasantness at Baskerville Hall, Chris Hall
49. The Time Traveler’s Guide to Restoration Britain, Ian Mortimer
50. Giant Whitetails: A Lifetime of Lessons, Mark Drury
51.  The Scarlet Thief, Paul Fraser Collard
52.  American Gun: A History of the US In Ten Firearms, Chris Kyle
53. To Rule the Waves: How the British Navy Shaped the Modern World, Arthur Herman
54.  Gun Guys: A Road Trip, Dan Baum

55. Whitetail Savvy:  New Research and Observations about America’s Biggest Game Animal,  Leonard Lee Rue III
56. An Empire on the Edge: How Britain Came to Fight America, Nick Lane
57. War of the Wolf, Bernard Cornwell
58.  Scarlet, Stephen Lawhead
59.  One Word Kill, Mark Lawrence
60.  Dealers of Lightening: XEROX, PARC, and the Dawn of the Computer Age,  Mark Hiltzik
61. India Connected, Rav Agrawal
62.   The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs, Stephen Brusatte

63. Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now,  Jaron Lanier
64. Altered Carbon, Richard Morgan
65. Kill Decision, Daniel Suarez
66. More than Human: Embracing the Promise of Biological Enhancement, Ramez Naam
67. Metropolis,  Phillip Karr
68. American Detective: Behind the Scenes of Famous Criminal Investigations, Thomas Reppetto
69. The Maharajah’s General, Paul Fraser Collard
70.  The Devil’s Assassin,  Paul Fraser Collard
71. The Lone Warrior, Paul Frasier Collard
72.  Little Man: Meyer Lansky and the Gangster Life,   Robert Lacey

— July —
73. What Einstein Told His Cook, Robert Wolke
74. Prepare to Meet Thy Doom: And Other Gaming Stories, David Kushner
75.  The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway
76. What Einstein Told His Cook,  Robert Wolke
77.  A Farewell to Arms, Ernest Hemingway
78. The First Family, Mike Dash
79. The Grapes of Wrath,  John Steinbeck
78. The Cancer Chronicles, George Johnson
80.  Catch-22, Joseph Heller
81. ST Enterprise: Tower of Babel, Christopher L Bennett
82.  Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, Carlo Revelli
83. The Hacker Crackdown, Bruce Sterling
84. The Vicar of Wakefield,  Oliver Goldsmith