chronology

book reading chronology from the present to the distant past (2003)

updated: 14 march 2017

 

2017

3 books
  • The Rook ~ Daniel O'Malley
  • Ready Player One ~ Ernest Cline
  • The Fall of the House of Cabal ~ Jonathan L Howard

2016

16 books
  • On Writing ~ Stephen King
  • A Dance With Dragons ~ George R R Martin
  • Slade House ~ David Mitchell
  • Railsea ~ China Miéville
  • Fury of the Seventh Son (The Last Apprentice, Book 13) ~ Joseph Delaney
  • Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World ~ Mark Miodownik
  • NOS4A2 ~ Joe Hill
  • Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? ~ Roz Chast
  • Enna Burning ~ Shannon Hale
  • Six of Crows ~ Leigh Bardugo
  • Die Trying ~ Lee Child
  • S. ~ J. J. Abrams & Doug Dorst
  • Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell ~ Susanna Clarke
  • The Joy of X ~ Stephen Strogatz
  • Uprooted ~ Naomi Novik
  • Almost Silent ~ Jason

2015

28 books
  • A Feast For Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, book 4) ~ George R R Martin
  • New Lands (The Chronicles of Egg, book 2) ~ Geoff Rodkey
  • The Martian ~ Andy Weir
  • The Creeps: A Samuel Johnson Tale ~ John Connolly
  • As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride  ~ Cary Elwes with Joe Layden
  • Aimless Love: Collected Poems ~ Billy Collins
  • Slither (The Last Apprentice, Book 11) ~ Joseph Delaney
  • Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities ~ Amy Stewart
  • The Templeton Twins Make a Scene ~ Ellis Weiner
  • Sea of Ghosts (Book 1 of the Gravedigger Chronicles) ~ Alan Campbell
  • Horrorstör ~ Grady Hendrix
  • The Fairy Tale Detectives (The Sisters Grimm, Book 1) ~ Michael Buckley
  • Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction ~ Jeff VanderMeer
  • City of Stairs ~ Robert Jackson Bennett
  • Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time ~ Mark Adams
  • The Hammer and the Blade ~ Paul S Kemp
  • A Wizard of Earthsea ~ Ursula K LeGuin
  • Expiration Date ~ Duane Swierczynski
  • Nimona ~ Noelle Stevenson
  • The Art of Hunting (Book 2 of the Gravedigger Chronicles) ~ Alan Campbell
  • The Amulet of Samarkand ~ Jonathan Stroud
  • The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World's Great Drinks ~ Amy Stewart
  • Wicked Bugs: The Louse That Conquered Napoleon's Army & Other Diabolical Insects ~ Amy Stewart
  • The Score (Parker #5) ~ Richard Stark
  • I Am Alice (The Last Apprentice, Book 12) ~ Joseph Delaney
  • The Brothers Cabal ~ Jonathan L. Howard
  • Wildwood ~ Colin Meloy
  • Bossypants ~ Tina Fey

2014

20 books
  • The Templeton Twins Have an Idea: Book 1 ~ Ellis Weiner
  • In the Company of Ogres ~ A. Lee Martinez
  • The True Meaning of Smekday ~ Adam Rex
  • Pirate Latitudes ~ Michael Crichton
  • Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore ~ Robin Sloan
  • Momo ~ Michael Ende
  • Rise of Empire (Riyria Revelations, volume 2) ~ Michael J. Sullivan
  • Grimalkin the Witch Assassin (The Last Apprentice, Book 9) ~ Joseph Delaney
  • A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, book 1) ~ George R R Martin
  • Akata Witch ~ Nnedi Okorafor
  • Fairest ~ Gail Carson Levine
  • The Six-Gun Tarot ~ R. S. Belcher
  • Angelmaker ~ Nick Harkaway
  • Pretty Monsters ~ Kelly Link
  • A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, book 2) ~ George R R Martin
  • Magyk (Septimus Heap, book 1) ~ Angie Sage
  • A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, book 3) ~ George R R Martin
  • Deadweather and Sunrise (The Chronicles of Egg, book 1) ~ Geoff Rodkey
  • The Cuckoo's Calling ~ Robert Galbraith
  • Lure of the Dead (The Last Apprentice, Book 10) ~ Joseph Delaney

2013

33 books
  • Wizzywig ~ Ed Piskor
  • Tripwire ~ Lee Child
  • Watership Down ~ Richard Adams
  • The Dead Of Winter ~ Lee Collins
  • 14 ~ Peter Clines
  • The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making ~ Catherynne M. Valente
  • Abarat: Absolute Midnight ~ Clive Barker
  • The Peculiar ~ Stefan Bachmann
  • Dragon Rider ~ Cornelia Funke
  • The Nao of Brown ~ Glyn Dillon
  • The Last Girlfriend on Earth: And Other Love Stories ~ Simon Rich
  • The Pirates! In An Adventure with Scientists ~ Gideon Defoe
  • Theft of Swords (Riyria Revelations, vol 1) ~ Michael J. Sullivan
  • Rage of the Fallen (The Last Apprentice, book 8) ~ Joseph Delaney
  • Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void ~ Mary Roach
  • The Goose Girl ~ Shannon Hale
  • Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies ~ Andrea Beaty
  • Reamde ~ Neal Stephenson
  • Insane City ~ Dave Barry
  • Ben and Me: An Astonishing Life of Benjamin Franklin by His Good Mouse Amos ~ Robert Lawson
  • Dune Messiah ~ Frank Herbert
  • Juliet, Naked ~ Nick Hornby
  • The Pirates! In An Adventure with the Romantics ~ Gideon Defoe
  • The Lives of Tao ~ Wesley Chu
  • Savages ~ Don Winslow
  • Gone Girl ~ Gillian Flynn
  • Who Could That Be at This Hour? ~ Lemony Snicket
  • Hide Me Among the Graves ~ Tim Powers
  • Wool ~ Hugh Howey
  • Tibet Through the Red Box ~ Peter S?s
  • Shipwrecked: The True Adventures of a Japanese Boy ~ Rhoda Blumberg
  • The Green Futures of Tycho ~ William Sleator
  • The World in a Phrase: A Brief History of the Aphorism ~ James Geary

2012

28 books
  • The Etymologicon ~ Mark Forsyth
  • Princeps' Fury (Codex Alera, Book 5) ~ Jim Butcher
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey ~ Trenton Lee Stewart
  • The Chronicles of Harris Burdick: Fourteen Amazing Authors Tell the Tales
  • Pippi Longstocking ~ Astrid Lindgren
  • First Lord's Fury (Codex Alera, Book 6) ~ Jim Butcher
  • The Great Hamster Massacre ~ Katie Davies
  • At Home: A Short History of Private Life ~ Bill Bryson
  • Johannes Cabal: The Fear Institute ~ Jonathan L. Howard
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner's Dilemma ~ Trenton Lee Stewart
  • A Little Princess ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Terminal World ~ Alastair Reynolds
  • The Tiger's Wife ~ T?a Obreht
  • The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: The Mysterious Howling ~ Maryrose Wood
  • Fablehaven ~ Brandon Mull
  • Charlotte's Web ~ E B White
  • A Dance with Dragons: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book Five ~ George R.R. Martin
  • Corto Maltese: The Ballad of the Salt Sea ~ Hugo Pratt
  • The Great Game ~ Lavie Tidhar
  • The Corpse-Rat King ~ Lee Battersby
  • Rise of the Evening Star (Fablehaven, book 2) ~ Brandon Mull
  • The Infernals ~ John Connolly
  • Bitter Seeds ~ Ian Tregillis
  • Every Dead Thing ~ John Connolly
  • Summerland ~ Michael Chabon
  • Planesrunner (Everness, Book One) ~ Ian McDonald
  • The Very Peristent Gappers Of Frip ~ George Saunders
  • The Night Circus ~ Erin Morgenstern

2011

42 books
  • Zorgamazoo ~ Robert Paul Weston
  • City of Dreams & Nightmare ~ Ian Whates
  • Revenge of the Witch (The Last Apprentice, book 1) ~ Joseph Delaney
  • The Ghost In Love ~ Jonathan Carroll
  • Freedom™ ~ Daniel Suarez
  • Curse of the Bane (The Last Apprentice, book 2) ~ Joseph Delaney
  • The Greyfriar (Vampire Empire, Book 1) ~ Clay & Susan Griffith
  • The Superior Person's Third Book of Well-Bred Words ~ Peter Bowler
  • The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right ~ Atul Gawande
  • Bad Things Happen ~ Harry Dolan
  • The Little Prince (Graphic Novel) ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Joann Sfar (Illustrator)
  • The World House ~ Guy Adams
  • Night of the Soul Stealer (The Last Apprentice, book 3) ~ Joseph Delaney
  • Mistborn (Final Empire, book 1) ~ Brandon Sanderson
  • The Mourner (Parker #4) ~ Richard Stark
  • Gregor The Overlander (Underland Chronicles #1) ~ Suzanne Collins
  • Captain's Fury (Codex Alera, Book 4) ~ Jim Butcher
  • The Road to Bedlam (The Courts of the Feyre, Vol. 2) ~ Mike Shevdon
  • The Adamantine Palace: The Memory of Flames, Book I ~ Stephen Deas
  • The Pirates! In an Adventure with Napoleon ~ Gideon Defoe
  • Fish ~ Gregory Mone
  • Wicked Bugs: The Louse That Conquered Napoleon's Army & Other Diabolical Insects ~ Amy Stewart
  • Attack of the Fiend (The Last Apprentice, book 4) ~ Joseph Delaney
  • The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet ~ David Mitchell
  • Vampire Loves ~ Joann Sfar
  • The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements ~ Sam Kean
  • Wrath of the Bloodeye (The Last Apprentice, book 5) ~ Joseph Delaney
  • The Bookman ~ Lavie Tidhar
  • Johannes Cabal the Detective ~ Jonathan L Howard
  • The Magician's Elephant ~ Kate DiCamillo
  • The Desert Spear (Book 2 of the Demon Cycle) ~ Peter V. Brett
  • Camera Obscura ~ Lavie Tidhar
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz ~ L. Frank Baum
  • Clash of the Demons (The Last Apprentice, book 6) ~ Joseph Delaney
  • The Sword of Bedwyr ~ R A Salvatore
  • The Secret Garden ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Norse Code ~ Greg van Eekhout
  • Rise of the Huntress (The Last Apprentice, book 7) ~ Joseph Delaney
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society ~ Trenton Lee Stewart
  • The Willoughbys ~ Lois Lowry
  • The World House: Restoration ~ Guy Adams
  • A Tale Dark and Grimm ~ Adam Gidwitz

2010

33 books
  • The Snark Handbook: A Reference Guide to Verbal Sparring ~ Lawrence Dorfman
  • Odd and the Frost Giants ~ Neil Gaiman
  • Memories of Ice (Malazan Book of the Fallen, Book 3) ~ Steven Erikson
  • The Bad Beginning ~ Lemony Snicket
  • Daemon ~ Daniel Suarez
  • The Gates ~ John Connolly
  • The Way of Shadows (Night Angel trilogy, Book 1) ~ Brent Weeks
  • Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel ~ Michio Kaku
  • The Polysyballic Spree ~ Nick Hornby
  • The City & The City ~ China Miéville
  • 10 Bad Dates with De Niro: A Book of Alternative Movie Lists ~ Richard T. Kelly (Editor)
  • Graceling ~ Kristin Cashore
  • The Warded Man ~ Peter V. Brett
  • Road Dogs ~ Elmore Leonard
  • What Every American Should Know About the Middle East ~ Melissa Rossi
  • Masterpiece ~ Elise Broach
  • Lamentation (The Psalms of Isaak) ~ Ken Scholes
  • Fragment ~ Warren Fahy
  • God of Clocks (Deepgate Codex, Book III) ~ Alan Campbell
  • Ordinary Thunderstorms ~ William Boyd
  • Johannes Cabal the Necromancer ~ Jonathan L. Howard
  • Shadow's Edge (The Night Angel Trilogy, book 2) ~ Brent Weeks
  • Shit My Dad Says ~ Justin Halpern
  • Beyond the Shadows (The Night Angel Trilogy, book 3) ~ Brent Weeks
  • One Shot ~ Lee Child
  • The Red Wolf Conspiracy (Chathrand Voyage book 1) ~ Robert V. S. Redick
  • Dark Harvest ~ Norman Partridge
  • Sixty-One Nails ~ Mike Shevdon
  • The Graveyard Book ~ Neil Gaiman
  • Best Served Cold ~ Joe Abercrombie
  • Manhood For Amateurs ~ Michael Chabon
  • The Amulet of Samarkand (The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book 1) ~ Jonathan Stroud
  • Going Somewhere Soon ~ Brian Andreas

2009

29 books
  • Furies of Calderon (Codex Alera, Book 1) ~ Jim Butcher
  • Disquiet ~ Julia Leigh
  • The Pirates! In An Adventure With Communists ~ Gideon Defoe
  • Iron Angel (Deepgate Codex, Book 2) ~ Alan Campbell
  • The Amazing Book of Useless Information ~ Noel Botham
  • Your Inner Fish: A Journey Into the 3.5-Billion Year History of the Human Body ~ Neil Shubin
  • The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo ~ Stieg Larsson
  • The Hidden World ~ Paul Park
  • Poison Study ~ Maria V. Snyder
  • Prador Moon ~ Neal Asher
  • City of Thieves ~ David Benioff
  • The Reavers ~ George MacDonald Fraser
  • Low Moon ~ Jason
  • The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters, Volume One ~ Gordon Dahlquist
  • The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters, Volume Two ~ Gordon Dahlquist
  • Academ's Fury (Codex Alera, Book 2) ~ Jim Butcher
  • Gardens of the Moon (Malazan Book of the Fallen, Book 1) ~ Steven Erikson
  • How I Became A Famous Novelist ~ Steve Hely
  • Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities ~ Amy Stewart
  • Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions ~ Dan Ariely
  • Deadhouse Gates (Malazan Book of the Fallen, Book 2) ~ Steven Erikson
  • Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate #1) ~ Gail Carriger
  • A Little History of the World ~ E. H. Gombrich
  • Peter and the Starcatchers ~ Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
  • Boneshaker ~ Cherie Priest
  • Naruto, Vol. 1 ~ Masashi Kishimoto
  • The World Without Us ~ Alan Weisman
  • Cursor's Fury (Codex Alera, Book 3) ~ Jim Butcher
  • Beat The Reaper ~ Josh Bazell

2008

48 books
  • Scar Night ~ Alan Campbell
  • God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything ~ Christopher Hitchens
  • Insultingly Stupid Movie Physics: Hollywood's Best Mistakes, Goofs and Flat-Out Destructions of the Basic Laws of the Universe ~ Tom Rogers
  • The Tourmaline ~ Paul Park
  • Hidden Warrior ~ Lynn Flewelling
  • Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar: Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes ~ Thomas Cathcart, Daniel Klein
  • The God Delusion ~ Richard Dawkins
  • Life After Life ~ Raymond Moody
  • The Name of this Book is Secret ~ Pseudonymous Bosch
  • Memoirs of An Invisible Man ~ H. F. Saint
  • The White Tyger ~ Paul Park
  • Beginning PHP 5 and MySQL: From Novice to Professional ~ W. Jason Gilmore
  • The Book of Lost Things ~ John Connolly
  • The Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science ~ Natalie Angier
  • A Dirty Job ~ Christopher Moore
  • Gil's All Fright Diner ~ A. Lee Martinez
  • Three Tales of My Father's Dragon ~ Ruth Stiles Gannett
  • Mainspring ~ Jay Lake
  • The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip ~ George Saunders
  • The Blade Itself (The First Law: Book One) ~ Joe Abercrombie
  • Before They Are Hanged (The First Law: Book Two) ~ Joe Abercrombie
  • I Love You, Beth Cooper ~ Larry Doyle
  • Straits of Fortune ~ Anthony Gagliano
  • The Garden of Last Days ~ Andre Dubus III
  • The Invention of Hugo Cabret ~ Brian Selznick
  • The Tale of Despereaux ~ Kate DiCamillo
  • The Lies of Locke Lamora ~ by Scott Lynch
  • James and the Giant Peach ~ Roald Dahl
  • Santa Steps Out ~ Robert Devereaux
  • The Goose Girl ~ Shannon Hale
  • The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicle: Day One) ~ Patrick Rothfuss
  • Halting State ~ Charles Stross
  • The Learners ~ Chip Kidd
  • Demolition Angel ~ Robert Crais
  • Acacia: Book One: The War with the Mein ~ David Anthony Durham
  • Last Argument of Kings (The First Law: Book Three) ~ Joe Abercrombie
  • Old Man's War ~ John Scalzi
  • At Large And At Small ~ Anne Fadiman
  • Ilse Witch (The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara, Book 1) ~ Terry Brooks
  • Time Trap ~ Keith Laumer
  • Sharp Teeth ~ Toby Barlow
  • Dirty Money ~ Richard Stark
  • Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex ~ Mary Roach
  • The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2005 ~ Dave Eggers (Editor)
  • The Time Bender ~ Keith Laumer
  • Mental Floss Presents Condensed Knowledge: A Deliciously Irreverent Guide to Feeling Smart Again
    ~ edited by Will Pearson, Mangesh Hattikudur, Elizabeth Hunt
  • The Life And Times Of The Thunderbolt Kid ~ Bill Bryson
  • The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You'll Ever Need ~ Daniel H. Pink

2007

34 books
  • Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War ~ Clive Barker
  • Rebels on the Backlot: Six Maverick Directors and How They Conquered the Hollywood Studio System ~ Sharon Waxman
  • Vampire Loves ~ Joann Sfar
  • A Princess of Roumania ~ Paul Park
  • Point Blank ~ Richard Stark
  • The Pirate Wars ~ Peter Earle
  • Ant Farm: And Other Desperate Situations ~ Simon Rich
  • Then We Came to the End ~ Joshua Ferris
  • Smoked ~ Patrick Quinlan
  • Caught Stealing ~ Charlie Huston
  • Un Lun Dun ~ China Miéville
  • Six Bad Things ~ Charlie Huston
  • A Dangerous Man ~ Charlie Huston
  • Silk Road to Ruin: Is Central Asia the New Middle East? ~ Ted Rall
  • Water For Elephants ~ Sara Gruen
  • The Parrot's Lament: And Other True Tales of Animal Intrigue, Intelligence, and Ingenuity ~ Eugene Linden
  • Captain Alatriste ~ Arturo Pérez-Reverte
  • The Western Limit Of The World ~ David Masiel
  • Lord Valentine's Castle ~ Robert Silverberg
  • Conan ~ Robert E. Howard, L. Sprague de Camp, Lin Carter
  • Apathy and Other Small Victories ~ Paul Neilan
  • The Stolen Child ~ Keith Donohue
  • What Every American Should Know About Europe: The Hot Spots, Hotshots, Political Muck-ups, Cross-Border Sniping, and Cultural Chaos of Our Transatlantic Cousins ~ Melissa Rossi
  • The Outfit ~ Richard Stark
  • Talk Talk ~ T. C. Boyle
  • Bloodsucking Fiends ~ Christopher Moore
  • The Ruins ~ Scott Smith
  • Goblin Quest ~ Jim C. Hines
  • Elantris ~ Brandon Sanderson
  • Kushiel's Dart ~ Jacqueline Carey
  • The Bone Doll's Twin ~ Lynn Flewelling
  • The Immortal Game: A History of Chess ~ David Shenk
  • The Omnivore's Dilemma ~ Michael Pollan
  • Soon I Will Be Invincible ~ Austin Grossman

2006

29 books
  • Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking ~ Malcolm Gladwell
  • Jarhead: A Marine's Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles ~ Anthony Swofford
  • Dragonfly ~ Frederic S. Durbin
  • The Thin Place ~ Kathryn Davis
  • PopCo ~ Scarlett Thomas
  • Thud! ~ Terry Pratchett
  • Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences ~ John Allen Paulos
  • A Game of Thrones ~ George R. R. Martin
  • A Clash of Kings ~ George R. R. Martin
  • Why Do Men Have Nipples? ~ Mark Leyner & Billy Goldberg, M.D.
  • State of Fear ~ Michael Crichton
  • The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop ~ Lewis Buzbee
  • The Voyage of the Sable Keech ~ Neal Asher
  • Enchanted Night ~ Steven Millhauser
  • Save Your Own ~ Elisabeth Brink
  • What Every American Should Know About Who's Really Running The World ~ Melissa Rossi
  • Dreamhouse ~ Alison Habens
  • Rocketo: Journey To The Hidden Sea (vol 1) ~ Frank Espinosa
  • A Storm of Swords ~ George R. R. Martin
  • English Passengers ~ Matthew Kneale
  • Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal ~ Eric Schlosser
  • The Quincunx ~ Charles Palliser
  • Nobody Runs Forever ~ Richard Stark
  • Dearly Devoted Dexter ~ Jeff Lindsay
  • Coincidences, Chaos, and All That Math Jazz: Making Light of Weighty Ideas ~ Edward B. Burger, Michael Starbird
  • A Feast For Crows ~ George R. R. Martin
  • Ask The Parrot ~ Richard Stark
  • The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists ~ Gideon Defoe
  • The Pirates! In An Adventure With Ahab ~ Gideon Defoe

2005

41 books
  • Brilliance of the Moon ~ Lian Hearn
  • McSweeney's Quarterly Concern Issue #13 ~ edited by Chris Ware
  • The Wellstone ~ Wil McCarthy
  • The Effect of Living Backwards ~ Heidi Julavits
  • The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography ~ Simon Singh
  • The Missing World ~ Margot Livesey
  • The Boulevard of Broken Dreams ~ Kim Deitch
  • Stolen ~ Kelley Armstrong
  • Serpent Girl ~ Matthew Carnahan
  • The Knight ~ Gene Wolfe
  • A Short History of Nearly Everything ~ Bill Bryson
  • Complications ~ Atul Gawande
  • The Skinner ~ Neal Asher
  • King Rat ~ China Miéville
  • Altered Carbon ~ Richard K. Morgan
  • Skinny Dip ~ Carl Hiaasen
  • The Prestige ~ Christopher Priest
  • A Long Way Down ~ Nick Hornby
  • Drop City ~ T. Coraghessan Boyle
  • Gridlinked ~ Neal Asher
  • Cryptonomicon ~ Neal Stephenson
  • Expendable ~ James Alan Gardner
  • Blackwater Sound ~ James W. Hall
  • Reflex ~ Steven Gould
  • Pursuit ~ Thomas Perry
  • The Man With The Getaway Face ~ Richard Stark
  • Don't Know Much About the Bible ~ Kenneth C. Davis
  • Spook: Science Tackles The Afterlife ~ Mary Roach
  • Closer To The Light ~ Melvin Morse, M.D.
  • Moon Palace ~ Paul Auster
  • Darkly Dreaming Dexter ~ Jeff Lindsay
  • Battle Royale ~ Koushun Takami
  • Why Things Are: Answers to Every Essential Question in Life ~ Joel Achenbach
  • The Superior Person's Second Book of Weird and Wondrous Words ~ Peter Bowler
  • Peace Like A River ~ Leif Enger
  • On My Way To Paradise ~ Dave Wolverton
  • The Wooden Sea ~ Jonathan Carroll
  • America (The Book) ~ Jon Stewart and the writers of The Daily Show
  • The Tombs of Atuan ~ Ursula K. LeGuin
  • The Farthest Shore ~ Ursula K. LeGuin
  • The World in a Phrase: A Brief History of the Aphorism ~ James Geary

2004

34 books
  • What Every American Should Know About the Rest of the World ~ M. L. Rossi
  • Buzz Monkey ~ Sam Hill
  • Hello World: A Life in Ham Radio ~ Danny Gregory & Paul Sahre
  • Breakout ~ Richard Stark
  • Who Moved My Cheese? ~ Spencer Johnson, M.D.
  • Mozart's Brain and the Fighter Pilot Richard Restak, M.D.
  • Yoga For People Who Can't Be Bothered To Do It ~ Geoff Dyer
  • Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers ~ Mary Roach
  • Popular Music ~ Mikael Niemi
  • Gun Monkeys ~ Victor Gischler
  • The Winter Queen ~ Boris Akunin
  • Little Children ~ Tom Perrotta
  • Heretics of Dune ~ Frank Herbert
  • Chapterhouse: Dune ~ Frank Herbert
  • The Time Traveler's Wife ~ Audrey Niffenegger
  • Sorcerer's Apprentice ~ Tahir Shah
  • A Trip to the Stars ~ Nicholas Christopher
  • The Miserable Mill ~ Lemony Snicket
  • Kings Of Infinite Space ~ James Hynes
  • Butcher's Moon ~ Richard Stark
  • Helm ~ Steven Gould
  • The Many Aspects of Mobile Home Living ~ Martin Clark
  • Abhorsen ~ Garth Nix
  • Rain Fall ~ Barry Eisler
  • How To Rule The World ~ Andr? de Guillaume
  • Grass For His Pillow ~ Lian Hearn
  • Iron Council ~ China Mi?ville
  • The Golden Ratio: The Story of Phi, the World's Most Astonishing Number ~ Mario Livio
  • Abarat ~ Clive Barker
  • Hyperion ~ Dan Simmons
  • Tishomingo Blues ~ Elmore Leonard
  • The Fourth Hand ~ John Irving
  • Hostage ~ Robert Crais
  • Pastoralia ~ George Saunders

2003

31 books
  • Coraline ~ Neil Gaiman
  • Prey ~ Michael Crichton
  • Shutterbug Follies ~ Jason Little
  • Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood ~ Oliver Sacks
  • One Hundred Demons ~ Lynda Barry
  • Pagan Babies ~ Elmore Leonard
  • Life of Pi ~ Yann Martel
  • Backflash ~ Richard Stark
  • The Land of Laughs ~ Jonathan Carroll
  • The Narrowback ~ Michael Ledwidge
  • The Eyre Affair ~ Jasper Fforde
  • The Lovely Bones ~ Alice Sebold
  • The Tao of Pooh ~ Benjamin Hoff
  • Perdido Street Station ~ China Miéville
  • The Secret House: The Extraordinary Science of an Ordinary Day ~ David Bodanis
  • 10th Grade ~ Joseph Weisberg
  • Adventures in Time and Space With Max Merriwell ~ Pat Murphy
  • In a Sunburned Country ~ Bill Bryson
  • Lirael ~ Garth Nix
  • Bitten ~ Kelley Armstrong
  • Angry White Pyjamas: A Scrawny Oxford Poet Takes Lessons From The Tokyo Riot Police ~ Robert Twigger
  • Firebreak ~ Richard Stark
  • Killing Floor ~ Lee Child
  • Across The Nightingale Floor ~ Lian Hearn
  • The Scar ~ China Miéville
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time ~ Mark Haddon
  • The Island Of Lost Maps: A True Story Of Cartographic Crime ~ Miles Harvey
  • The War of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle ~ Steven Pressfield
  • Cold Mountain ~ Charles Frazier
  • Jennifer Government ~ Max Barry
  • Einstein's Dreams ~ Alan Lightman
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