2008 Books

Since 2006 I have kept track of every book I've read (this only counts books I've completely read, so many technology and reference books do not make the cut). My list from 2007 is here and I've just posted my list for 2006. As before, the fact that I read the book does not constitute endorsement of it.

In 2008, I read 41 books.

Irreligion: A Mathematician Explains Why the Arguments for God Just Don't Add Up, John Allen Paulos

30 Days of Night, Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith

Post Office, Charles Bukowski

The Gods Themselves, Issac Asimov

Night Watch, Sergei Lukyanenko

Arsenals of Folly: The Making of the Nuclear Arms Race, Richard Rhodes

The Three Signs of a Miserable Job: A Fable for Managers (and Their Employees), Patrick Lencioni

Babel-17, Samuel R. Delany

Founders at Work, Jessica Livingston

Lucky or Smart? Secrets to an Entrepreneurial Life, Bo Peabody

Lord of Light, Roger Zelazny

Reading Lolita in Tehran, Azar Nafisi

Silas Marner, George Eliot

Day Watch, Sergei Lukyanenko

The First Salute, Barbara Tuchman

Women, Charles Bukowski

O Pioneers!, Willa Cather

Kidnapped, Robert Louis Stevenson

The Chosen, Chaim Potok

The World Without Us, Alan Weisman

The Long Fuse: How England Lost the American Colonies, 1760-1785, Don Cook

Twilight Watch, Sergei Lukyanenko

Crunch: Why Do I Feel So Squeezed? (And Other Unsolved Economic Mysteries), Jared Bernstein

Brain Rules, John J. Medina

Second Contact, Mike Resnick

The Geography of Bliss, Eric Weiner

Facts and Fallacies of Software Engineering, Robert L. Glass

Beggars in Spain, Nancy Kress

Stumbling on Happiness, Daniel Gilbert

Magical Thinking, Augusten Burroughs

1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, Charles C. Mann

Behold the Man, Michael Moorcock

Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion Year History of the Human Body, Neil Shubin

The Mother Tongue: English and How it Got that Way, Bill Bryson

Choosing the Right Pond: Human Behavior and the Quest for Status, Robert H. Frank

Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper, Diablo Cody

Slaves in the Family, Edward Ball

Revelation Space, Alastair Reynolds

"Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!" Adventures of a Curious Character, Richard P. Feynman

Nation of Rebels: Why Counterculture Became Consumer Culture, Joseph Heath and Andrew Potter

Descartes' Baby: How the Science of Child Development Explains What Makes Us Human, Paul Bloom