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Books I’ve Read

A list of books I’ve read since about 2010. Dates are a little skewed since Goodreads can’t quite figure out when I finished reading books. Even though I entered the dates when I completed them and moved them to Read from Currently Reading. But life is too short.

Currently* Reading

Currently* reading can be a stretch. Some books I’ll graze through over months (or years) like Tribe of Mentors. Some are library books where my loan expired but I keep them active so I remember to return to them when they’re available. Some books I’ve merely misplaced in my house and need to locate them before I can continue.

  • Subterranean Scalzi Super Bundle by John Scalzi
  • Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World by Timothy Ferriss
  • A People’s Future of the United States: Speculative Fiction from 25 Extraordinary Writers by Various Authors
  • Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear
  • For the Win by Cory Doctorow
  • Think Like a Rocket Scientist: Simple Strategies You Can Use to Make Giant Leaps in Work and Life by Ozan Varol

Books I’ve Read

(Most recent on top)

  1. Devolution: A Firsthand Account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre by Max Brooks, (2021/03/01) | ★★★★
  2. The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work by Scott Berkun, (2021/01/23) | ★★★★
  3. Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline (2021/01/23) | ★★★★
  4. Terminus by Peter Clines (2020/12/11) | ★★★★
  5. All Systems Red by Martha Wells (2020/05/17) | ★★★★
  6. The Worldship Humility by R.R. Haywood (2020/11/24) | ★★★
  7. The Burnout Generation by Anne Helen Petersen (2020/10/25) | ★★★★
  8. Delta-v by Daniel Suarez (2020/10/20) | ★★★★
  9. Randomize by Andy Weir (2020/10/10) | ★★★
  10. Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport (2020/10/06) | ★★★★
  11. Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado Pérez (2020/09/12) | ★★★★
  12. Lurking: How a Person Became a User by Joanne McNeil (2020/09/28) | ★★★★
  13. Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business by Neil Postman (2020/09/12) | ★★★★
  14. Max and the Multiverse by Zachry Wheeler (2020/09/07) | ★★★
  15. Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don’t Know by Malcolm Gladwell (2020/09/01) | ★★★★
  16. Exit Strategy by Martha Wells (2020/05/17) | ★★★★
  17. Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches by John Hodgman (2020/06/22) | ★★★
  18. The Adventures of Tom Stranger, Interdimensional Insurance Agent by Larry Correia (2019/07/16) | ★★★
  19. Rage by Jonathan Maberry (2020/01/26) | ★★★★
  20. Dead Moon by Peter Clines (2020/02/29) | ★★★★
  21. Scam Me If You Can: Simple Strategies to Outsmart Today’s Ripoff Artists by Frank W. Abagnale (2020/03/04) | ★★★
  22. Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons by Mike Reiss (2020/03/04) | ★★★★
  23. The Last Emperox by John Scalzi (2020/04/25) | ★★★★
  24. Artificial Condition by Martha Wells (2020/05/17) | ★★★★
  25. Rogue Protocol by Martha Wells (2020/05/26) | ★★★★
  26. Do Open: How a simple email newsletter can transform your business (and it can) by David Hieatt (2020/04/13) | ★★★★
  27. The Greatest Love Story Ever Told by Megan Mullally (2020/02/25) | ★★★★
  28. Permanent Record by Edward Snowden (2020/02/23) | ★★★★
  29. How to Invent Everything: A Survival Guide for the Stranded Time Traveller by Ryan North (2020/01/15 0/Abandoned
  30. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari (2020/01/06) | ★★★★
  31. All Marketers Are Liars: The Power of Telling Authentic Stories in a Low-Trust World by Seth Godin (2019/12/29) | ★★★
  32. Bad with Money: The Imperfect Art of Getting Your Financial Sh*t Together by Gaby Dunn (2019/10/07) | ★★★
  33. Die Trying by Lee Child (2019/06/27) | ★★★★
  34. Robopocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson (2019/09/11) | ★★★★
  35. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson (2019/09/01) | ★★★
  36. I Will Find You: Solving Killer Cases from My Life Fighting Crime by Joe Kenda (2019/08/29) | ★★★★
  37. Amped by Daniel H. Wilson (2019/08/28) | ★★★★
  38. No Middle Name (Jack Reacher Short Stories) by Lee Child (2019/08/20) | ★★★
  39. David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell (2014/04/16) | ★★★
  40. Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World by Cal Newport (2019/07/25) | ★★★★
  41. Infomocracy by Malka Ann Older (2019/07/14) | ★★★
  42. The Vexed Generation by Scott Meyer (2019/07/10) | ★★★★ Working: Researching, Interviewing, Writing by Robert A. Caro (2019/07/01) | ★★★★
  43. Killing Floor by Lee Child (2019/06/27) | ★★★★
  44. Alien: Out of the Shadows by Tim Lebbon (2019/05/04) | ★★★★
  45. Master of Formalities by Scott Meyer (2019/04/26) | ★★★
  46. All These Worlds by Dennis E. Taylor (2019/04/10) | ★★★★
  47. For We Are Many by Dennis E. Taylor (2019/03/25) | ★★★★
  48. We Are Legion (We Are Bob) by Dennis E. Taylor (2019/03/25) | ★★★★
  49. The Art of Asking; or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help by Amanda Palmer (2019/03/17) | ★★★★
  50. The Year of Less by Cait Flanders (2019/02/19) | ★★★
  51. Deep Silence by Jonathan Maberry (2019/02/07) | ★★★★
  52. Blood, Sweat, and Pixels: The Triumphant, Turbulent Stories Behind How Video Games Are Made by Jason Schreier (2019/01/23) | ★★★★
  53. Differently Morphous by Yahtzee Croshaw (2019/01/12) | ★★★★
  54. Dot Journaling: A Practical Guide: How to Start and Keep the Planner, To-Do List, and Diary That’ll Actually Help You Get Your Life Together by Rachel Wilkerson Miller (2019/01/06) | ★★★★
  55. The Crossroads of Should and Must: Find and Follow Your Passion by Elle Luna (2019/01/05) | ★★★★
  56. The Consuming Fire by John Scalzi (2018/01/03) | ★★★★
  57. Coming to You Live (Newsflesh Novella) by Mira Grant (2018/12/01) | ★★★
  58. Zoe’s Tale by John Scalzi (2018/11/11) | ★★★★
  59. The Last Colony by John Scalzi (2018/10/31) | ★★★★
  60. Paradox Bound by Peter Clines (2018/10/18) | ★★★★
  61. A River in Darkness: One Man’s Escape from North Korea by Masaji Ishikawa (2018/10/12) | ★★★★
  62. Fuzzy Nation by John Scalzi (2018/10/02) | ★★★★
  63. Change Agent by Daniel Suarez (2018/09/03) | ★★★★
  64. Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art by Scott McCloud (2018/08/27) | ★★★
  65. Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams (2018/08/20) | ★★★
  66. Out of Spite, Out of Mind by Scott Meyer (2018/08/05) | ★★★★
  67. Will Save the Galaxy for Food by Yahtzee Croshaw (2018/08/03) | ★★★★
  68. Hell to Pay by Luke Chmilenko (2018/07/10) | ★★★★
  69. Legacy of the Fallen by Luke Chmilenko (2018/07/22) | ★★★★
  70. Head On by John Scalzi (2018/06/06) | ★★★★
  71. Ascend Online by Luke Chmilenko (2018/06/13) | ★★★★
  72. Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics: A 10% Happier How-To Book by Dan Harris (2018/06/23) | ★★★
  73. An Unwelcome Quest by Scott Meyer (2018/06/06) | ★★★
  74. Spell or High Water by Scott Meyer (2018/06/06) | ★★★
  75. Off to Be the Wizard by Scott Meyer (2018/06/06) | ★★★
  76. Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in) | 468 Easy(ish) Steps by Kelly Williams Brown (2018/05/19) | ★★★
  77. The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams (2018/04/30) | ★★★★
  78. Overclocked: Stories of the Future Present by Cory Doctorow (2018/03/31) | ★★★★
  79. Run Program by Scott Meyer (2018/03/25) | ★★★★
  80. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (2014/04/14) | ★★★★
  81. Fight and Flight by Scott Meyer (2018/01/30) | ★★★
  82. Fight Club 2 by Chuck Palahniuk (2018/02/22) | ★★
  83. NPCs by Drew Hayes (2018/02/15) | ★★★★
  84. In Real Life by Cory Doctorow (2018/01/25) | ★★★★
  85. Wizzywig: Portrait of a Serial Hacker by Ed Piskor (2018/01/24) | ★★★★
  86. Artemis by Andy Weir (2018/01/05) | ★★★★
  87. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk (2018/01/08) | ★★★★
  88. Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein (2017/12/28) | ★★★
  89. The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi (2018/01/03) | ★★★★
  90. Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture by David Kushner (2017/09/01) | ★★★★
  91. Porcelain: A Memoir by Moby (2017/08/12) | ★★★★
  92. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (2017/08/14) | ★★★★
  93. The Dispatcher by John Scalzi (2017/08/14) | ★★★★
  94. Super Mario: How Nintendo Conquered America by Jeff Ryan (2017/07/17) | ★★★★
  95. The Ables by Jeremy Scott (2017/07/10) | ★★★★
  96. Hemingway Didn’t Say That: The Truth Behind Familiar Quotations by Garson O’Toole (2017/07/12) | ★★★
  97. Trade by Lochlan Bloom (2017/06/05) | ★★★
  98. The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism by Naoki Higashida (2017/01/12) | ★★★★
  99. The Highly Sensitive Person by Elaine N. Aron (2017/05/11) | ★★★
  100. Mind’s Eye by Douglas E. Richards (2017/05/11) | ★★★
  101. BrainWeb by Douglas E. Richards (2015/08/18) | ★★★★
  102. Redemption by Richard Stephenson (2016/03/09) | ★★★★
  103. The Code Thief by Justin Conboy (2017/03/27) | ★★★★
  104. The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick (2017/03/05) | ★★★
  105. Deadly Provocation: A Year of Domestic Surveillance by T.F. Coleman (2014/04/11) | ★★★
  106. Redshirts by John Scalzi (2017/02/21) | ★★★★
  107. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson (2017/02/20) | ★★★★
  108. Virtual Light by William Gibson (2017/02/08 1
  109. Raw Materials: Collected Essays by Matt Gemmell (2017/01/11) | ★★★
  110. Paintwork by Tim Maughan (2017/01/11) | ★★★★
  111. Lexicon by Max Barry (2016/12/05) | ★★★★
  112. Company by Max Barry (2016/10/25) | ★★★★
  113. I Know I Am, But What Are You? by Samantha Bee (2016/10/16) | ★★★★
  114. Nomad by Matthew Mather (2016/02/15 ) | ★★★
  115. Zeroes by Chuck Wendig (2016/02/05) | ★★★
  116. Blood is Red by Scott Sigler (2012/07/08) | ★★★★
  117. Dad Is Fat by Jim Gaffigan (2015/10/07) | ★★★★
  118. Modern Romance: An Investigation by Aziz Ansari (2015/09/03) | ★★★★
  119. Pandemic by Scott Sigler (2015/07/07) | ★★★★
  120. We Are All Weird: The Myth of Mass and The End of Compliance by Seth Godin (2011/10/21) | ★★★
  121. Living the Remote Dream: A Guide To Seeing the World, Setting Records, and Advancing Your Career by Darren Murph (2015/06/05) | ★★★★
  122. The Good Creative: 18 ways to make better art by Paul Jarvis (2015/05/11) | ★★★★
  123. 10% Happier by Dan Harris (2015/05/06) | ★★★★
  124. Choose Yourself by James Altucher (2015/01/28) | ★★★★
  125. Great Work: How to Make a Difference People Love by David Sturt (2015/01/13) | ★★★★
  126. With a Little Help by Cory Doctorow (2015/01/07) | ★★★★
  127. Born Standing Up: A Comic’s Life by Steve Martin (2015/01/01) | ★★★★
  128. The Bleak Door by Christian Baker (2014/12/22) | ★★★★
  129. The Champion by Scott Sigler (2014/11/24) | ★★★★
  130. Under the Empyrean Sky by Chuck Wendig (2014/10/16) | ★★★★
  131. Allah’s Revenge by Pete Barber (2014/08/29) | ★★★★
  132. The Average American Male by Chad Kultgen (2014/08/22 ) | ★★★
  133. The Happiness Project: Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun by Gretchen Rubin (2014/04/21) | ★★★★
  134. Orange Is the New Black by Piper Kerman (2014/06/16) | ★★★★
  135. The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life by Twyla Tharp (2014/06/01) | ★★★★
  136. Code Zero by Jonathan Maberry (2014/07/01) | ★★★★
  137. The Android’s Dream by John Scalzi (2014/07/14) | ★★★★
  138. Joe Ledger: Special Ops by Jonathan Maberry (2014/07/10) | ★★★★
  139. I Want it Now! A Memoir of Life on the Set of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory by Julie Dawn Cole (2014/06/22) | ★★★
  140. Influx by Daniel Suarez (2014/03/15) | ★★★
  141. GAMELAND: Season One by Saul W. Tanpepper (2014/02/23) | ★★★
  142. Amped by Douglas E. Richards (2013/05/29) | ★★★★
  143. Chronicler of the Undead by Mainak Dhar (2013/09/07) | ★★★★
  144. Kill Decision by Daniel Suarez (2012/07/08) | ★★★★
  145. Trojan Horse by Mark E. Russinovich (2012/07/08) | ★★★★
  146. Wiredby Douglas E. Richards (2013/05/09) | ★★★★
  147. How Green This Land, How Blue This Sea by Mira Grant (2014/01/11) | ★★★★
  148. The Krone Experiment by J. Craig Wheeler (2014/01/09) | ★★★
  149. One-Way Trip by Scott McEwen (2013/11/15) | ★★★★
  150. Resistance by Richard Stephenson (2013/10/30) | ★★★★
  151. Collapse by Richard Stephenson (2013/10/25) | ★★★★
  152. The Complete Atopia Chronicles by Matthew Mather (2013/10/09) | ★★★★
  153. One Second After by William R. Forstchen (2013/09/02) | ★★★
  154. It’s Not About the Tights: An Owners Manual on Bravery by Chris Brogan (2013/07/03) | ★★★
  155. Shift by Hugh Howey (2013/09/02) | ★★★★
  156. Wool Omnibus by Hugh Howey (2013/08/03) | ★★★★
  157. American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History by Chris Kyle (2013/06/30) | ★★★★
  158. CyberStorm by Matthew Mather (2013/06/02) | ★★★★
  159. Wrecked: When a Broken World Slams into your Comfortable Life by Jeff Goins (2013/04/25) | ★★★★
  160. Contagious by Scott Sigler (2013/04/17) | ★★★
  161. The minimal Mac Book by Patrick Rhone (2013/01/07) | ★★★★
  162. Anything You Want by Derek Sivers (2013/01/28) | ★★★★
  163. The Long Run by Mishka Shubaly (2013/03/20) | ★★★★
  164. Real Powers: Part Two by Colin Wright (2013/03/11) | ★★★★
  165. Real Powers: Part One by Colin Wright (2013/02/17) | ★★★★
  166. Operation Desolation: The Case of the Anonymous Bank Defacement by Mark E. Russinovich (2013/02/11) | ★★★
  167. The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win by Gene Kim (2013/01/29) | ★★★★
  168. Minimalism: Essential Essays by Joshua Fields Millburn (2012/05/31) | ★★★★
  169. In Her Sights by Robin Perini (2012/10/13) | ★★★★
  170. Reamde by Neal Stephenson (2012/09/04) | ★★★★
  171. Zodiac by Neal Stephenson (2012/01/17) | ★★★
  172. Daemon by Daniel Suarez (2011/01/13) | ★★★★
  173. Feed by M.T. Anderson (2011/01/13) | ★★★★
  174. I’m Dreaming of a Black Christmas by Lewis Black (2011/02/03) | ★★★★
  175. Freedom™ by Daniel Suarez (2011/01/13) | ★★★★
  176. Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry (2011/07/18) | ★★★★
  177. How to Disappear: Erase your Digital Footprint, Leave False Trails, and Vanish without A Trace by Frank M. Ahearn (2011/10/02) | ★★★★
  178. Keeping It Straight: You, Me & Everything Else by Patrick Rhone (2011/12/07) | ★★★★
  179. Blackout by Mira Grant (2012/01/04) | ★★★★
  180. The Rookie by Scott Sigler (2012/01/22) | ★★★★
  181. The Starter by Scott Sigler (2012/01/25) | ★★★★
  182. Bartending: Memoirs of an Apple Genius by Stephen Hackett (2012/04/10) | ★★★★
  183. You Are A Writer (So Start Acting Like One) by Jeff Goins (2012/06/25) | ★★★★
  184. The Reporter by Scott Sigler (2012/07/01) | ★★★★
  185. World War Hack by Ethan Bull (2012/07/04) | ★★★★
  186. Apocalypse Z: The Beginning of the End by Manel Loureiro (2013/01/01) | ★★★★
  187. The undefined Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future by Chris Guillebeau (2013/01/13) | ★★★★
  188. 279 Days to Overnight Success: An Unconventional Journey to Full-Time Writing by Chris Guillebeau (2013/01/13) | ★★★★
  189. The Tower by Chris Guillebeau (2013/01/13) | ★★★★
  190. The Ghost Brigades by John Scalzi (2013/01/28) | ★★★★
  191. Pirate Cinema by Cory Doctorow (2013/01/01) | ★★★★
  192. Old Man’s Warby John Scalzi (2012/12/31) | ★★★★
  193. Infected by Scott Sigler (2012/09/27) | ★★★★
  194. The Defender by Jordan Ritter Conn (2011/10/03) | ★★★★
  195. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain (2012/05/07) | ★★★★
  196. enough by Patrick Rhone (2012/05/07) | ★★★★
  197. The All-Pro by Scott Sigler (2012/02/04) | ★★★★
  198. MetaGame by Sam Landstrom (2012/01/04) | ★★★★
  199. World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks (2011/11/02) | ★★★★
  200. The Mirror Test: Is Your Business Really Breathing? by Jeffrey W. Hayzlett (2011/10/19) | ★★★★
  201. One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way by Robert Maurer (2011/09/21) | ★★★
  202. The Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extrovert World by Marti Olsen Laney (2011/06/06) | ★★★★
  203. Poke the Box by Seth Godin (2011/05/21) | ★★★★
  204. Zero Day by Mark E. Russinovich (2011/04/16) | ★★★★
  205. The Art of Deception: Controlling the Human Element of Security by Kevin D. Mitnick (2011/04/11) | ★★
  206. The Hunger Gamesby Suzanne Collins (2011/03/05) | ★★★★
  207. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (2011/03/22) | ★★★★
  208. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (2011/03/18) | ★★★★
  209. Being Geek: The Software Developer’s Career Handbook by Michael Lopp (2011/01/15) | ★★★★
  210. Patient Zero by Jonathan Maberry (2011/01/13) | ★★★★
  211. Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson (2010/12/15) | ★★★★
  212. Growing Up 8-Bit by Loren Halek (2011/01/02 ) | ★★★★