Ben Crowder

Reading

Books I’ve read, newest to oldest. Year of publication is in parentheses. It hopefully goes without saying, but liking a book doesn’t mean I approve of or agree with everything in it. Slightly longer reviews can generally be found under the #recent-reads tag on my blog.

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202415 books

February 2024

  • Lone Women — Victor LaValle
    I don’t know. I guess I wanted it to be something different.
  • And Put Away Childish Things — Adrian Tchaikovsky
    Liked it, even if it didn’t go where I’d hoped it would.
  • A Local Habitation — Seanan McGuire
    Enjoyed it.
  • System Collapse — Martha Wells
    Enjoyed it as usual, particularly the voice.
  • Blackwing — Ed McDonald
    Gritty and grimy. But interesting enough that I finished it.

January 2024

  • Chip War — Chris Miller
    Fascinating, learned a lot. Particularly liked the history of semiconductors.
  • A Study in Drowning — Ava Reid
    Generally liked it.
  • Station Eleven — Emily St. John Mandel
    Really liked it even though post-apocalypse isn’t my thing.
  • Super-Infinite — Katherine Rundell
    Biography of John Donne. Really good.
  • The Tyranny of Faith — Richard Swan
    Empire of the Wolf book 2. Quite liked it. Darker than the first, with more horror.
  • Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 — Cho Nam-Joo
    Short read. Sexism is so frustrating.
  • Murder at Spindle Manor — Morgan Stang
    Wow, that was crazy. Darker and weirder than expected. Generally liked it, though.
  • Number Go Up — Zeke Faux
    Wow, crypto is even crazier than I thought. Good read.
  • Guards! Guards! — Terry Pratchett
    Discworld. Enjoyed it.
  • What Can a Body Do?: How We Meet the Built World — Sara Hendren
    On disability. Good, learned a lot, lots of food for thought.

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December 2023

  • Legends & Lattes — Travis Baldree
    Liked it, particularly the mundane bits like carpentry and adding new items to the menu.
  • SPQR — Mary Beard
    Good history of ancient Rome, learned a lot, liked the historiographical angle.
  • Mightier than the Sword — K. J. Parker
    Enjoyed it. Classic Parker.
  • Made Things — Adrian Tchaikovsky
    Liked it a lot, wished it were longer.
  • Priest of Bones — Peter McLean
    Quite gritty, but otherwise found it interesting.
  • In the Garden of Beasts — Erik Larson
    About Berlin in 1933–1934. Fascinating, compelling, and haunting.
  • Inside the Publishing Revolution: The Adobe Story — Pamela Pfiffner
    Interesting history of PostScript, Illustrator, Photoshop, PDF, etc.
  • Whispers Under Ground — Ben Aaronovitch
    Rivers of London book 3. Gritty, but other than that I liked it. Looking forward to the rest of the series.
  • Chosen — Benedict Jacka
    Alex Verus book 4. Quite liked it, and the series is getting better for me as it goes on.
  • Biomimicry — Janine Benyus
    Good survey of innovation inspired by nature. Lots of food for thought.
  • Beneath the Sugar Sky — Seanan McGuire
    Wayward Children book 3. Occasionally earthy but I otherwise liked the dark, dangerous vibe.
  • Reflections on the Psalms — C. S. Lewis
    Good. Glad I finally read it.
  • Writing into the Dark — Dean Wesley Smith
    Reread. Some good advice.

November 2023

  • The Return of Fitzroy Angursell — Victoria Goddard
    So good. Loved it.
  • Anxious People — Fredrik Backman
    Good. A little batty, but generally liked it.
  • The Great Divorce — C. S. Lewis
    Reread. Still good.
  • Losing the Long Game — Philip Gordon
    Good. Learned a lot about regime change in the Middle East.
  • Memories of Ice — Steven Erikson
    Very long but oh so good. Incredibly good writing.
  • The Girl Beneath the Sea — Andrew Mayne
    Liked it, looking forward to the rest of the series.

October 2023

  • The Secret History — Donna Tartt
    Compelling and uncomfortable, like watching a train wreck.
  • What Moves the Dead — T. Kingfisher
    Good. Creepy.
  • Ways of Being — James Bridle
    Quite good, lots of interesting things. Recommended.
  • Cage of Souls — Adrian Tchaikovsky
    Really good, liked it a lot.
  • The Nine Tailors — Dorothy Sayers
    Not as much my thing, but it was okay.
  • Avid Reader — Robert Gottlieb
    Really good, quite liked it.

September 2023

  • Leadership — Doris Kearns Goodwin
    So good! Loved it.
  • The Devil You Know — K. J. Parker
    Twisty. Liked it.
  • Sex Educated: Letters from a Latter-day Saint Therapist to Her Younger Self — Bonnie Young
    Good. Read it in a single sitting.
  • Three Parts Dead — Max Gladstone
    Liked it. Nice conclusion.
  • Let’s Talk About Race and Priesthood — W. Paul Reeve
    Really good! Every member of the Church should read this.
  • Down Among the Sticks and Bones — Seanan McGuire
    Wayward Children book 2. Liked the dark fairy-tale atmosphere.
  • Spelunky — Derek Yu
    Enjoyed it more than I expected to. Made me want to write a roguelike.
  • Whalefall — Daniel Kraus
    Whew. More intense than I usually go for.
  • Breath — James Nestor
    Learned a handful of useful breathing techniques. Worth reading.
  • Eve Bites Back — Anna Beer
    Liked it, especially learning about women writers I’d never heard of.
  • The Gone World — Tom Sweterlitsch
    Liked the science fiction ideas. A bit dark and earthy for me, though.

August 2023

  • Blood Over Bright Haven — M. L. Wang
    So good! Really, really liked it.
  • In the Woods — Tana French
    Really liked it. Page-turner, great writing.
  • How Big Things Get Done — Bent Flyvbjerg and Dan Gardner
    Pretty good, some great points here.
  • When the Heavens Went on Sale — Ashlee Vance
    Loved it! Enthralling. Ate it up.
  • The Black God’s Drums — P. Djèlí Clark
    Really liked the world. Not sure if the ending worked for me. Probably being overly picky here.

July 2023

  • Indigenous Continent — Pekka Hämäläinen
    Good! Learned a lot. An important book.
  • The Will of the Many — James Islington
    Loved it! One of my favorite fantasy reads in a while.
  • No Filter — Sarah Frier
    An interesting history of Instagram. Seemed well balanced.
  • The Tipping Point — Malcolm Gladwell
    Some interesting ideas and anecdotes, though I don’t know I agree with the conclusions.
  • Yellowface — R. F. Kuang
    Whew. I wouldn’t say it’s a pleasant read, but it was compelling.

June 2023

  • Stargazy Pie — Victoria Goddard
    Liked it. Darker than I expected. Some earthy bits.
  • Convictions — John Kroger
    Really liked it. Especially the mafia, 9/11, and Enron parts.
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society — Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
    So, so good. Loved it.
  • Draft No. 4 — John McPhee
    Enjoyed it.
  • All This Will Be Yours — Adrian Tchaikovsky
    A little silly but some interesting ideas.
  • Paladin of Souls — Lois McMaster Bujold
    Liked it a lot, especially the religious aspects. Bujold continues to be one of my favorite writers.

May 2023

  • Shareware Heroes — Richard Moss
    Nostalgia from my childhood. No idea if it’s interesting to someone who didn’t live through it.
  • Caste — Isabel Wilkerson
    Really good. Important book. I hate caste systems.
  • The Diamond Age — Neal Stephenson
    Liked it less than his others. A few icky bits. Still enjoyed the voice, though.
  • The Invisible Kingdom — Meghan O’Rourke
    Whew. Important, even if it’s often sad.
  • The River of Doubt — Candice Millard
    Loved it! Really, really good.
  • Stealing from the Saracens — Diana Darke
    A bit slow going, but I’m glad I read it and I learned a lot.
  • The Dispossessed — Ursula K. Le Guin
    Anthropologically interesting, but overall I didn’t really like it.
  • Small Miracles — Olivia Atwater
    Liked the cozy vibes, super readable, yet the story didn’t really click for me.

April 2023

  • The Goblin Emperor — Katherine Addison
    Loved it, want more.
  • Size-specific Adjustments to Type Designs — Tim Ahrens & Shoko Mugikura
    Some great type specimens.
  • All the President’s Men — Carl Bernstein & Bob Woodward
    Really liked it, ate it up.
  • Moon Over Soho — Ben Aaronovitch
    Second in the Rivers of London series. Some earthy bits, but other than that I liked it enough to keep reading the series.
  • Best Served Cold — Joe Abercrombie
    Whew, that was brutal. Loads of content warnings. Compelling writing, though.
  • James Patterson — James Patterson
    Autobiography. Not as much about writing as I’d hoped, but still entertaining and an easy read.

March 2023

  • First — Evan Thomas
    Really liked this bio of Sandra Day O’Connor, learned a lot about SCOTUS.
  • Taken — Benedict Jacka
    Enjoyed it.
  • Red Famine — Anne Applebaum
    Good, though the last third is super sad.
  • A Prayer for the Crown-Shy — Becky Chambers
    Cozy. Liked most of it.
  • Chatter — Ethan Kross
    Good! Several useful tools for dealing with your inner voice.
  • The Player of Games — Iain M. Banks
    Generally liked it, though one section was gross.
  • Saints, volume 3 — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
    Loved it, learned a lot.
  • The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt — Toby Wilkinson
    Good. Took me a while to read it, though.

February 2023

  • Never Let Me Go — Kazuo Ishiguro
    Didn’t really care for it.
  • The Justice of Kings — Richard Swan
    Really liked it, very much up my alley.
  • In Praise of Slowness — Carl Honoré
    Could have been shorter but worth reading.
  • Slaughterhouse-Five — Kurt Vonnegut
    I…didn’t really like it.
  • The Soul of a New Machine — Tracy Kidder
    Really good! Especially enjoyed the technical details.
  • The Handmaid’s Tale — Margaret Atwood
    Well crafted, good prose, readable. But also uncomfortable and heavy and sad.

January 2023

  • The Perfectionists — Simon Winchester
    So good! Fascinating throughout.
  • Memory — Lois McMaster Bujold
    Really liked it, looking forward to phase 2 of Miles’s career.
  • The Lord of Stariel — A. J. Lancaster
    Liked it.
  • Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow — Gabrielle Zevin
    Good, especially the characterization and game dev parts.
  • The Rules We Break — Eric Zimmerman
    Fun exploration of game design.

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December 2022

  • Extra Life — Steven Johnson
    Really good! Highly recommended.
  • Ogres — Adrian Tchaikovsky
    Really liked it, probably my favorite of his so far.
  • The Law — Jim Butcher
    Very much a Dresden Files story. Liked it.
  • The Expert System’s Champion — Adrian Tchaikovsky
    An interesting sequel. Enjoyed it.
  • Inside Man — K. J. Parker
    Enjoyed it.
  • The Mountain in the Sea — Ray Nayler
    Good, liked it.
  • I Wish I’d Been There — Byron Hollinshead
    Really enjoyed it, made me want to read more American history.
  • Petty Treasons — Victoria Goddard
    Liked it, nice to revisit the world.
  • A Mirror Mended — Alix E. Harrow
    Liked the variations and folktaleishness.
  • The Ballad of Black Tom — Victor LaValle
    Good, liked it (though the ending was a bit graphic).
  • Human Errors — Nathan H. Lents
    Fascinating, really liked it.
  • The Expert System’s Brother — Adrian Tchaikovsky
    Enjoyed it.

November 2022

  • Chokepoint Capitalism — Rebecca Giblin & Cory Doctorow
    Good, recommended.
  • Terry Pratchett — Rob Wilkins
    Liked it a lot. The end was sad, of course.
  • The Golden Enclaves — Naomi Novik
    Didn’t like it as much as the first two, but some parts were interesting.
  • Out of the Software Crisis — Baldur Bjarnason
    A few interesting ideas.
  • The Anna Karenina Fix — Viv Groskop
    Liked it. Made me want to read more Russian lit.
  • Snow Crash — Neal Stephenson
    Generally liked it, though some parts were cringey.

October 2022

  • How the Word Is Passed — Clint Smith
    Really good, strongly recommended.
  • Nona the Ninth — Tamsyn Muir
    Bonkers (I didn’t know what was happening most of the time) but the voice is great.
  • Karachi Vice — Samira Shackle
    Really good, learned a lot about Pakistan.
  • The Paper Menagerie — Ken Liu
    Liked it. Learned about lots of tragic Asian history.

September 2022

  • Babel — R. F. Kuang
    Liked it a lot, especially the argument against colonialism.
  • Northanger Abbey — Jane Austen
    Funny at first but then not so much.
  • The Infiltrator — Robert Mazur
    Intense.

August 2022

  • Foundryside — Robert Jackson Bennett
    Liked most of it, especially the programming-style magic.
  • The Castle of Otranto — Horace Walpole
    Kind of boring and silly.
  • In the Land of Invented Languages — Arika Okrent
    Really liked it.
  • Here Is Real Magic — Nate Staniforth
    Enjoyed it.
  • Clementine — Sonia Purnell
    Good but a bit exhausting (wars, bad parenting).
  • A Practical Guide to Conquering the World — K. J. Parker
    Okay but not as good as the first two.
  • The Hands of the Emperor — Victoria Goddard
    Loved it, bought all her books.
  • The Case Against the Sexual Revolution — Louise Perry
    Good. Graphic, though.
  • The Plantagenets — Dan Jones
    Really good, glad I read it.
  • On Reading — Nick Parker
    Short. Enjoyed it.
  • The Sixth Extinction — Elizabeth Kolbert
    So good, highly recommended.
  • Ninth House — Leigh Bardugo
    Good, though dark and rough.
  • Attention Factory — Matthew Brennan
    Didn’t really like it, not sure why I finished it.

July 2022

  • The Left-Handed Booksellers of London — Garth Nix
    Enjoyed it.
  • The Wizard of Lies — Diana B. Henriques
    Good, learned a lot about finance.
  • A New Foreign Policy — Jeffrey D. Sachs
    Good, though a bit dry at times.
  • Prosper’s Demon — K. J. Parker
    Liked it.
  • Upgrade — Blake Crouch
    So-so, but I did like the end more.
  • Disability Visibility — Alice Wong
    Some of the essays really resonated with my experience with my back.
  • Devolution — Max Brooks
    Liked it, though it’s quite violent.
  • The Sudden Appearance of Hope — Claire North
    Liked it more than Touch, not as much as Harry August.
  • Forgotten Peoples of the Ancient World — Philip Matyszak
    Good, learned a lot.

June 2022

  • The Invention of Nature — Andrea Wulf
    Loved it. So good.
  • Sourdough — Robin Sloan
    Really liked it.
  • The Last Witness — K. J. Parker
    Quite good.
  • Wakers — Orson Scott Card
    Liked it, though the scatological humor wasn’t great.
  • Diamond Dogs — Alastair Reynolds
    A bit too bleak for me.
  • Black Sun — Rebecca Roanhorse
    Liked it, looking forward to the next.

May 2022

  • Fugitive Telemetry — Martha Wells
    Enjoyed it as usual.
  • The Imaginary Corpse — Tyler Hayes
    Weird but good. Liked it.
  • The Last Nomad — Shugri Said Salh
    Good! More intense than I expected.
  • Building Ligatures — TypeTogether
    Good, but not as much about type as I’d hoped.
  • All Our Wrong Todays — Elan Mastai
    Really good time travel story.
  • This Changes Everything — Naomi Klein
    So good. This book changed me.
  • A Spindle Splintered — Alix E. Harrow
    Loved it.
  • A Warning to the Curious — M. R. James
    So-so.
  • A Psalm for the Wild-Built — Becky Chambers
    Better than I thought it would be. I’m down with philosophical books.
  • Binti — Nnedi Okorafor
    Really liked it! More Afrofuturism, please.
  • Every Heart a Doorway — Seanan McGuire
    More interesting than I thought it would be.
  • The Curse of Chalion — Lois McMaster Bujold
    Loved it! Really good.
  • The Puzzler — A. J. Jacobs
    Enjoyed it. Lightweight.
  • Scotland’s Merlin — Tim Clarkson
    Good, though occasionally repetitive/dull.
  • The End Is Always Near — Dan Carlin
    Good, learned a lot.
  • Zodiac — Neal Stephenson
    Liked it a lot.

April 2022

  • Vita Nostra — Marina & Sergey Dyachenko
    Weird book. Don’t know if I liked it.
  • Saints, volume 2 — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
    Loved it.
  • The Last American Aristocrat — David S. Brown
    Good. Slow going, but glad I read it.
  • Network Effect — Martha Wells
    Really liked it.
  • The Library at Mount Char — Scott Hawkins
    Such a bizarre book. Liked it.
  • China in Ten Words — Yu Hua
    Good, though a bit weird and not what I expected.

March 2022

  • On All Fronts — Clarissa Ward
    Good, liked it.
  • Elder Race — Adrian Tchaikovsky
    Good, enjoyed it.
  • Stretching the Heavens — Terryl L. Givens
    Really good! Sad, too.
  • The Empress of Salt and Fortune — Nghi Vo
    Good, liked it.
  • Last Argument of Kings — Joe Abercrombie
    Great writing. Lots of content warnings, though.
  • My Broken Language — Quiara Alegría Hudes
    Good, glad I read it.
  • Parable of the Sower — Octavia E. Butler
    Whew, stressful. But good.

February 2022

  • Riot Baby — Tochi Onyebuchi
    Good, though earthy and angry.
  • The Haunting of Tram Car 015 — P. Djèlí Clark
    Good, I liked it.
  • In the Camps — Darren Byler
    Ugh, concentration camps are awful. The stories were worth reading.
  • The Dawn of Everything — David Graeber & David Wengrow
    So good! Important book, highly recommended.
  • A Collection of Sacred Hymns — Emma Smith
  • The Echo Wife — Sarah Gailey
    Whew, this one wasn’t my thing (abusive relationships are hard reading).
  • Klara and the Sun — Kazuo Ishiguro
    Good, I think? Liked his other books more.

January 2022

  • Dealers of Lightning — Michael Hiltzig
    Quite good, right up my alley.
  • Ring Shout — P. Djèlí Clark
    Really good! Fresh and original.
  • Typographic Firsts — John Boardley
    Good, lots of cool innovations.
  • Exit Strategy — Martha Wells
    Fun.
  • An Essay on Typography — Eric Gill
    Liked it. More political than expected.
  • The Cubans — Anthony DePalma
    Really good! Riveting and sad.
  • The Making of Prince of Persia — Jordan Mechner
    Good, liked it.
  • Ecclesiastical History of the English People — Bede
    Glad I read it. Lots about Easter being celebrated on the wrong date.
  • Rogue Protocol — Martha Wells
    Good, liked it.
  • A Desolation Called Peace — Arkady Martine
    Good, generally liked it.
  • The Golden Thread — Kassia St. Clair
    Fascinating, really liked it.

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December 2021

  • Artificial Condition — Martha Wells
  • How to Rule an Empire and Get Away With It — K. J. Parker
  • There Is No Antimemetics Division — Sam Hughes
  • All Systems Red — Martha Wells
  • Duplex — Orson Scott Card
  • Working — Robert A. Caro
  • The Last Graduate — Naomi Novik
  • Spy Handler — Victor Cherkashin
  • Killers of the Flower Moon — David Grann
  • Press Reset — Jason Schreier

November 2021

  • Flying on the Inside — Rachel Gotto
  • The Last Shadow — Orson Scott Card
  • The Dragon Republic — R. F. Kuang
  • Responsible JavaScript — Jeremy Wagner
  • Flexible Typesetting — Tim Brown
  • Several Short Sentences About Writing — Verlyn Klinkenborg
  • Merchants of Doubt — Naomi Oreskes & Erik Conway

October 2021

  • Historia Calamitatum — Peter Abélard
  • How to Live — Derek Sivers
  • Italic — Hendrik Weber
  • The Riddle of the Labyrinth — Margalit Fox
  • Type Tricks — Sofie Beier
  • Blood River — Tim Butcher
  • Radical Candor — Kim Scott
  • The Golden Secrets of Lettering — Martina Flor
  • In Progress — Jessica Hische
  • Foundation — Isaac Asimov
  • Cursed — Benedict Jacka
  • Giambattista Bodoni — Valerie Lester
  • Under the Pendulum Sun — Jeannette Ng

September 2021

  • Seahenge — Francis Pryor
  • An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth — Chris Hadfield
  • The Midnight Library — Matt Haig
  • Sidewinders — Robert V. S. Redick
  • Twenty Bits I Learned About Making Fonts — Dan Cederholm
  • Sitting Pretty — Rebekah Taussig
  • This Is What America Looks Like — Ilhan Omar
  • The Pragmatic Programmer — Andy Hunt and Dave Thomas
  • Tower Dog — Doug Delaney
  • The Once and Future Witches — Alix E. Harrow

August 2021

  • The Lies of Locke Lamora — Scott Lynch
  • Daily Rituals: Women at Work — Mason Currey
  • Permanent Record — Edward Snowden
  • Cicero — Anthony Everitt
  • A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking — T. Kingfisher
  • Fated — Benedict Jacka
  • The Day of the Triffids — John Wyndham
  • Creativity, Inc. — Ed Catmull

July 2021

  • Knight’s Shadow — Sebastien de Castell
  • Broad Band — Claire L. Evans
  • Yours in Truth — Jeff Himmelman
  • Or What You Will — Jo Walton
  • Jade City — Fonda Lee
  • Billion Dollar Loser — Reeves Wiedeman
  • The Aleppo Codex — Matti Friedman

June 2021

  • Project Hail Mary — Andy Weir
  • How to Do Nothing — Jenny Odell
  • Madam Secretary — Madeleine Albright
  • Before They Are Hanged — Joe Abercrombie

May 2021

  • A Disciple’s Life: The Biography of Neal A. Maxwell — Bruce C. Hafen
  • Cryptonomicon — Neal Stephenson
  • The Song Machine — John Seabrook
  • The Buried Giant — Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Shimmerdark — Sarah Mensinga
  • Genius — James Gleick
  • Skysworn — Will Wight

April 2021

  • Borne — Jeff VanderMeer
  • Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore — Robin Sloan
  • The City of Brass — S. A. Chakraborty
  • Eyes in the Sky — Arthur Holland Michel
  • Underground — Will Hunt
  • Exhalation — Ted Chiang
  • Creative Selection — Ken Kocienda

March 2021

  • Benjamin Franklin — Walter Isaacson
  • Ceremony — Robert B. Parker
  • The Bone Shard Daughter — Andrea Stewart
  • Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City — K. J. Parker
  • How Asia Works — Joe Studwell
  • Harrow the Ninth — Tamsyn Muir
  • The Ten Books of Architecture — Vitruvius, tr. Morris Hicky Morgan

February 2021

  • Mirror Dance — Lois McMaster Bujold
  • Coretta — Coretta Scott King
  • Babylon’s Ashes — James S. A. Corey
  • Borders of Infinity — Lois McMaster Bujold
  • On the Shoulders of Titans — Andrew Rowe
  • How to Live on Twenty-Four Hours a Day — Arnold Bennett

January 2021

  • The Firsts — Jennifer Steinhauer
  • Seven at Sea — Erik & Emily Orton
  • The Gameshouse — Claire North
  • The Ghost Map — Steven Johnson
  • The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind — William Kamkwamba
  • Killer Dungeon — Phil Tucker

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December 2020

  • The Road — Cormac McCarthy
  • Stalling for Time — Gary Noesner
  • Midnight Riot — Ben Aaronovitch
  • The Humans — Matt Haig
  • She Said — Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey
  • Grinding It Out — Ray Kroc
  • Longitude — Dava Sobel
  • Radicalized — Cory Doctorow
  • A Deadly Education — Naomi Novik
  • Limited Wish — Mark Lawrence
  • How to Think — Alan Jacobs

November 2020

  • The Ride of a Lifetime — Robert Iger
  • Behind the Beautiful Forevers — Katherine Boo
  • Battle Ground — Jim Butcher
  • Obama: An Oral History — Brian Abrams
  • Piranesi — Susannah Clarke
  • World War Z — Max Brooks

October 2020

  • Half a Soul — Olivia Atwater
  • Blood, Sweat, and Pixels — Jason Schreier
  • We Are Legion (We Are Bob) — Dennis E. Taylor
  • The Black Company — Glen Cook
  • The Physics of the Dead — Luke Smitherd
  • How to Stop Time — Matt Haig
  • Peace Talks — Jim Butcher
  • The Dream Machine — M. Mitchell Waldrop

September 2020

  • The Last Days of Socrates — Plato
  • The Crossing Places — Elly Griffiths
  • The Poppy War — R. F. Kuang
  • Currently — Sarah Mensinga
  • Fear — Bob Woodward
  • Diaspora — Greg Egan

August 2020

  • Silas Marner — George Eliot
  • Eminent Victorians — Lytton Strachey
  • This Is How You Lose the Time War — Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone
  • Middlegame — Seanan McGuire
  • The Substance of Civilization — Stephen L. Sass
  • Saints, volume 1 — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Letters from a Shipwreck in the Sea of Suns & Moons — Raymond St. Elmo
  • Servant of the Underworld — Aliette de Bodard

July 2020

  • Stories of Your Life and Others — Ted Chiang
  • Nightmare Keep — Phil Tucker
  • The Great Successor — Anna Fifield
  • A Wizard of Earthsea — Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Extraordinary Lives — William Zinsser
  • Semiosis — Sue Burke
  • The Everything Store — Brad Stone
  • The Butchering Art — Lindsey Fitzharris
  • Gideon the Ninth — Tamsyn Muir

June 2020

  • Perennial Seller — Ryan Holiday
  • Divine Signatures — Gerald N. Lund
  • Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow — Jessica Townsend
  • What You Should Know About Politics…But Don’t — Jessamyn Conrad
  • The Thread That Binds the Bones — Nina Kiriki Hoffman
  • Blackflame — Will Wight
  • The Borgias — G. J. Meyer
  • And Then There Were None — Agatha Christie
  • The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle — Stuart Turton
  • Finish — Jon Acuff
  • Master Assassins — Robert V. S. Redick
  • How Will You Measure Your Life? — Clayton M. Christensen

May 2020

  • Angler — Barton Gellman
  • Struck by Genius — Jason Padgett
  • A Memory Called Empire — Arkady Martine
  • The Murder of Roger Ackroyd — Agatha Christie
  • Attachments — Rainbow Rowell
  • The Art of Possibility — Rosamund Stone Zander
  • Red Sister — Mark Lawrence
  • Catch and Kill — Ronan Farrow
  • I Contain Multitudes — Ed Yong

April 2020

  • Blade’s Edge — Virginia McClain
  • Blood of Heirs — Alicia Wanstall-Burke
  • Bad Blood — John Carreyrou
  • Cortés & Montezuma — Maurice Collis
  • Along the Razor’s Edge — Rob J. Hayes
  • The Road to Unfreedom — Timothy Snyder
  • The Lore of Prometheus — Graham Austin-King
  • The Lost 116 Pages — Don Bradley
  • Fantasyland — Kurt Andersen

March 2020

  • Reaper Man — Terry Pratchett
  • Fortune’s Fool — Angela Boord
  • Senlin Ascends — Josiah Bancroft
  • The Northern Caves — Nostalgebraist
  • Being Mortal — Atul Gawande
  • The Fifth Season — N. K. Jemisin
  • When Books Went to War — Molly Guptill Manning
  • Turning Pro — Steven Pressfield
  • The Ten Thousand Doors of January — Alix E. Harrow

February 2020

  • True Grit — Charles Portis
  • Minimum Wage Magic — Rachel Aaron
  • Drift — Rachel Maddow
  • The Blade Itself — Joe Abercrombie
  • Just Mercy — Bryan Stevenson
  • Poke the Box — Seth Godin
  • American Kingpin — Nick Bilton
  • The Sword of Kaigen — M. L. Wang

January 2020

  • False Step — Victoria Helen Stone
  • Cat’s Cradle — Kurt Vonnegut
  • Pinpoint — Greg Milner
  • Ultralearning — Scott Young
  • The Bright Hour — Nina Riggs
  • Traitor’s Blade — Sebastien de Castell
  • Educated — Tara Westover
  • The Remains of the Day — Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Rosemary and Rue — Seanan McGuire
  • A Craftsman’s Legacy — Eric Gorges

201967 books

December 2019

  • Brothers in Arms — Lois McMaster Bujold
  • How to Write a Novel Using the Snowflake Method — Randy Ingermanson
  • Lost and Found — Orson Scott Card
  • The Bear and the Nightingale — Katherine Arden
  • Recursion — Blake Crouch
  • Persuadable — Al Pittampalli
  • Becoming Superman — J. Michael Straczynski
  • The Worlds of Medieval Europe — Clifford R. Backman
  • Molly’s Game — Molly Bloom

November 2019

  • Indistractable — Nir Eyal
  • Smoke Gets in Your Eyes — Caitlin Doughty
  • AI Superpowers — Kai-Fu Lee
  • Lab Girl — Hope Jahren
  • The Raven Boys — Maggie Stiefvater
  • Children of Blood and Bone — Tomi Adeyemi
  • Good to Great — Jim Collins

October 2019

  • Atomic Habits — James Clear
  • Quiet — Susan Cain
  • Solomon’s Seal — Skyla Dawn Cameron
  • The Light Between Worlds — Laura E. Weymouth
  • Dark Money — Jane Mayer
  • Dear Writer, You Need to Quit — Becca Syme
  • Of Mice and Men — John Steinbeck
  • A Savage Place — Robert B. Parker
  • After Dark — Haruki Murakami
  • Range — David Epstein

September 2019

  • The Rook — Daniel O’Malley
  • The Revenge of Analog — David Sax
  • The Tiger — John Vaillant

August 2019

  • Soulsmith — Will Wight
  • Six of Crows — Leigh Bardugo
  • The Hive — Orson Scott Card
  • Digital Minimalism — Cal Newport
  • 12 Strong — Doug Stanton

July 2019

  • Aching God — Mike Shel
  • Isaac’s Storm — Erik Larson
  • Ego Is the Enemy — Ryan Holiday
  • The World as It Is — Ben Rhodes

June 2019

  • Crimes Against Magic — Steve McHugh
  • Wyrd Sisters — Terry Pratchett
  • Prisoners of Geography — Tim Marshall
  • The Palace Job — Patrick Weekes

May 2019

  • Story Trumps Structure — Steven James
  • Death March — Phil Tucker
  • When Breath Becomes Air — Paul Kalanithi
  • Tubes — Andrew Blum
  • Children of Time — Adrian Tchaikovsky

April 2019

  • The Crimson Queen — Alec Hutson
  • The Unicode Cookbook for Linguists — Steven Moran
  • Coders — Clive Thompson
  • Moon Shot — Jay Barbree
  • One Word Kill — Mark Lawrence
  • Into the Labyrinth — John Bierce
  • The Traitor Baru Cormorant — Seth Dickinson

March 2019

  • Touch — Claire North
  • Word by Word — Kory Stamper
  • Vicious — V. E. Schwab

February 2019

  • The Big Roads — Earl Swift
  • In Distant Lands — Lars Brownworth
  • The Last Wish — Andrzej Sapkowski
  • Dawn — Octavia Butler
  • Harmony Black — Craig Schaefer
  • 11/22/63 — Stephen King

January 2019

  • Bébé Day by Day — Pamela Druckerman
  • Hooked — Nir Eyal
  • Unsouled — Will Wight
  • The Steerswoman — Rosemary Kirstein

201855 books

December 2018

  • Nemesis Games — James S. A. Corey
  • Cetaganda — Lois McMaster Bujold
  • The Shining — Stephen King

November 2018

  • Edible — Daniella Martin
  • Red Notice — Bill Browder
  • Flash Boys — Michael Lewis
  • The Light Fantastic — Terry Pratchett

October 2018

  • Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman — Richard Feynman
  • Children of the Fleet — Orson Scott Card

September 2018

  • The Gatekeepers — Chris Whipple
  • Cyberstorm — Matthew Mather
  • The Lost City of the Monkey God — Douglas Preston
  • The Forgotten Beasts of Eld — Patricia McKillip

August 2018

  • Dark Matter — Blake Crouch
  • Unsong — Scott Alexander
  • Russian Roulette — Michael Isikoff
  • Narconomics — Tom Wainwright

July 2018

  • Argo — Antonio Mendez
  • The Billion Dollar Spy — David E. Hoffman
  • Black Flags — Joby Warrick
  • The Midwich Cuckoos — John Wyndham

June 2018

  • Sufficiently Advanced Magic — Andrew Rowe
  • The Body Builders — Adam Piore
  • Skin Game — Jim Butcher
  • Cold Days — Jim Butcher

May 2018

  • Annihilation — Jeff VanderMeer
  • Grokking Algorithms — Aditya Y. Bhargava
  • Ghost Story — Jim Butcher
  • Changes — Jim Butcher
  • They Mostly Come Out at Night — Benedict Patrick
  • Turn Coat — Jim Butcher
  • Leadership and Self-Deception — Arbinger Institute
  • Small Favor — Jim Butcher

April 2018

  • Pirate Hunters — Robert Kurson
  • Deep Undercover — Jack Barsky
  • Sphere — Michael Crichton
  • Cibola Burn — James S. A. Corey
  • The Bible Tells Me So — Peter Enns

March 2018

  • White Night — Jim Butcher
  • Proven Guilty — Jim Butcher
  • Abaddon’s Gate — James S. A. Corey
  • The Obstacle Is the Way — Ryan Holiday
  • Dead Beat — Jim Butcher
  • An Economist Gets Lunch — Tyler Cowen

February 2018

  • Blood Rites — Jim Butcher
  • Early Autumn — Robert B. Parker
  • Caliban’s War — James S. A. Corey

January 2018

  • Language of the Spirit — Jan Swafford
  • A Fever in Salem — Laurie Winn Carlson
  • Death Masks — Jim Butcher
  • Soonish — Kelly Weinersmith
  • The Time Traveler’s Wife — Audrey Niffenegger
  • Carol Twombly — Nancy Stock-Allen
  • That We May Be One — Tom Christofferson
  • Super Structure — James Scott Bell

201762 books

December 2017

  • Looking for Rachel Wallace — Robert B. Parker
  • Pyramids — Terry Pratchett
  • Summer Knight — Jim Butcher
  • The League of Frightened Men — Rex Stout
  • The Judas Goat — Robert B. Parker
  • Edgedancer — Brandon Sanderson
  • The Vor Game — Lois McMaster Bujold
  • The Mountains of Mourning — Lois McMaster Bujold
  • Promised Land — Robert B. Parker

November 2017

  • Jurassic Park — Michael Crichton
  • 1776 — David McCullough
  • Shop Class as Soulcraft — Matthew B. Crawford
  • Time Travelers Never Die — Jack McDevitt
  • The Devil and Sherlock Holmes — David Grann
  • Changes in Languages — Brian D. Stubbs
  • Casino — Nicholas Pileggi

October 2017

  • An Introduction to the Book of Abraham — John Gee
  • Picture This — Molly Bang
  • Fer-de-Lance — Rex Stout
  • Mortal Stakes — Robert B. Parker
  • Grave Peril — Jim Butcher
  • The Bone House — Brian Freeman
  • So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed — Jon Ronson
  • Criminal — Karin Slaughter

September 2017

  • The Psychopath Test — Jon Ronson
  • Shoe Dog — Phil Knight
  • Worm — Wildbow
  • Equal Rites — Terry Pratchett
  • Working Stiff — Judy Melinek

August 2017

  • Shaken Faith Syndrome — Michael R. Ash
  • Taco USA — Gustavo Arellano

July 2017

  • The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August — Claire North
  • Shadow — K. J. Parker
  • Use of Weapons — Iain M. Banks
  • How to Create Typefaces — Cristóbal Henestrosa
  • The Exorcist — William Blatty
  • Shakespeare: The World as Stage — Bill Bryson
  • Over Your Dead Body — Dan Wells

June 2017

  • Legion: Skin Deep — Brandon Sanderson
  • Ones and Zeroes — Dan Wells
  • The Color of Magic — Terry Pratchett
  • The Emperor of Scent — Chandler Burr

May 2017

  • Fight Club — Chuck Palahniuk

April 2017

  • The Wee Free Men — Terry Pratchett
  • Chanson de Geste — LVDB
  • The Chronoliths — Robert Charles Wilson
  • Bonk — Mary Roach
  • The Dark Net — Jamie Bartlett
  • Starship: Pirate — Mike Resnick
  • Alone — Lisa Gardner
  • Ra — Sam Hughes

March 2017

  • Where Are the Children? — Mary Higgins Clark
  • One for the Money — Janet Evanovich
  • Mort — Terry Pratchett
  • Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality — Eliezer Yudkowsky

February 2017

  • Killing Floor — Lee Child
  • A is for Alibi — Sue Grafton

January 2017

  • Deadlock — Sara Paretsky
  • Think — Simon Blackburn
  • God Save the Child — Robert B. Parker
  • Bowl of Heaven — Gregory Benford
  • 1491 — Charles C. Mann

201661 books

December 2016

  • Indemnity Only — Sara Paretsky
  • Hamilton’s Curse — Thomas DiLorenzo
  • Consider the Lobster — David Foster Wallace
  • The Godwulf Manuscript — Robert B. Parker
  • Starship Troopers — Robert A. Heinlein
  • Infected — Scott Sigler
  • The Braindead Megaphone — George Saunders
  • Crosstalk — Connie Willis

November 2016

  • Lincoln’s Dreams — Connie Willis
  • Destiny Disrupted — Tamim Ansary
  • Secret Gardens — Humphrey Carpenter
  • The Dark Forest — Cixin Liu
  • Night Watch — Terry Pratchett

October 2016

  • The Cassandra Project — Jack McDevitt
  • The Girl on the Train — Paula Hawkins
  • The Pattern on the Stone — W. Daniel Hillis
  • The Warrior’s Apprentice — Lois McMaster Bujold
  • Hallucinations — Oliver Sacks
  • Black Unicorn — Tanith Lee

September 2016

  • The Swarm — Orson Scott Card
  • What’s So Great About Christianity — Dinesh D’Souza
  • The Engines of God — Jack McDevitt

August 2016

  • Voices of Vision — Jayme Lynn Blaschke
  • Inventology — Pagan Kennedy
  • The Rights of the Reader — Daniel Pennac
  • The Knights of the Cornerstone — James P. Blaylock
  • The Checklist Manifesto — Atul Gawande
  • The Toaster Project — Thomas Thwaites
  • Triggers — Robert J. Sawyer
  • The Anubis Gates — Tim Powers

July 2016

  • Bluescreen — Dan Wells
  • Roadside Picnic — Arkady Strugatsky
  • Cold as Ice — Charles Sheffield

June 2016

  • Free as in Freedom — Sam Williams
  • Unruly Places — Alastair Bonnett
  • Schooling the Prophet — Gerald E. Smith
  • Shady Characters — Keith Houston
  • Extreme Medicine — Kevin Fong
  • Lost Fleet: Fearless — Jack Campbell

May 2016

  • The Left Hand of Darkness — Ursula K. LeGuin
  • Ready Player One — Ernest Cline
  • Blindsight — Peter Watts
  • Willful Child — Steven Erikson
  • Mythago Wood — Robert Holdstock

April 2016

  • Counterpunch — Fred Smeijers
  • Fool Moon — Jim Butcher
  • Unforgettable — Eric James Stone

March 2016

  • The Quantum Thief — Hannu Rajaniemi
  • The Girl with All the Gifts — M. R. Carey
  • The Dorito Effect — Mark Schatzker
  • Revelation Space — Alastair Reynolds
  • Storm Front — Jim Butcher
  • Calamity — Brandon Sanderson

February 2016

  • The Magician’s Land — Lev Grossman
  • Planted — Patrick Q. Mason
  • The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction — Alan Jacobs
  • The Bands of Mourning — Brandon Sanderson

January 2016

  • Invisible Ink — Brian McDonald
  • The Fall of Hyperion — Dan Simmons
  • What If? — Randall Munroe
  • A Talent for War — Jack McDevitt

201570 books

December 2015

  • Childhood’s End — Arthur C. Clarke
  • Gatefather — Orson Scott Card
  • How Fiction Works — James Wood

November 2015

  • Evolving Faith — Steven L. Peck
  • The Magician King — Lev Grossman
  • Among Others — Jo Walton
  • Old Testament and Related Studies — Hugh Nibley
  • Hyperion — Dan Simmons
  • Mission of Gravity — Hal Clement

October 2015

  • The Devil’s Only Friend — Dan Wells
  • Darwinia — Robert Charles Wilson
  • Late Antiquity: A Very Short Introduction — Gillian Clark
  • Shadows of Self — Brandon Sanderson
  • Rough Stone Rolling — Richard L. Bushman
  • The Silence of the Lambs — Thomas Harris
  • The Magicians — Lev Grossman

September 2015

  • The Viper on the Hearth — Terryl Givens
  • A Head Full of Ghosts — Paul Tremblay
  • His Majesty’s Dragon — Naomi Novik
  • Red Dragon — Thomas Harris
  • Wyrms — Orson Scott Card
  • While Europe Slept — Bruce Bawer

August 2015

  • Marrow — Robert Reed
  • Nanotech — Jack Dann
  • Tau Zero — Poul Anderson

July 2015

  • Salvador — Margaret Blair Young
  • Barrayar — Lois McMaster Bujold
  • The Forever War — Joe Haldeman
  • Every Day — David Levithan
  • Immortals — Jack Dann
  • Illegal Alien — Robert J. Sawyer

June 2015

  • Life in a Medieval City — Joseph Gies
  • Shocked — David Casarett
  • Biography: A Very Short Introduction — Hermione Lee
  • Escape from Earth — Jack Dann
  • City of Brick and Shadow — Tim Wirkus
  • 13 Steps Down — Ruth Rendell
  • The Bridge at Andau — James Michener
  • Shards of Honor — Lois McMaster Bujold
  • Millstone City — S.P. Bailey

May 2015

  • The Spy Who Stayed Out in the Cold — Adrian Havill
  • Eternal Man — Truman Madsen
  • The Town — Bentley Little
  • The Book of Oz Cooper — Society of Typographic Arts
  • The Abolition of Man — C. S. Lewis
  • The Three-Body Problem — Cixin Liu
  • Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction — Paul Bahn
  • Gateway — Frederik Pohl
  • The Best Interface Is No Interface — Golden Krishna
  • America Alone — Mark Steyn

April 2015

  • Sun of Suns — Karl Schroeder
  • The Crucible of Doubt — Terryl Givens
  • Pushing Ice — Alastair Reynolds
  • Carrie — Stephen King
  • Lamentation — Ken Scholes
  • Brain — Robin Cook
  • Do No Harm — Henry Marsh

March 2015

  • Making Money — Terry Pratchett
  • The Golem and the Jinni — Helene Wecker
  • Under the Dome — Stephen King
  • Do the Work — Steven Pressfield
  • This Is Not a Game — Walter Jon Williams
  • The Onion Girl — Charles de Lint

February 2015

  • Visitors — Orson Scott Card
  • Firefight — Brandon Sanderson

January 2015

  • Lost Fleet: Dauntless — Jack Campbell
  • Ship of Magic — Robin Hobb
  • Letters to a Young Mormon — Adam Miller
  • The Goliath Stone — Larry Niven
  • WWW: Wake — Robert J. Sawyer

201438 books

December 2014

  • Cleopatra 7.2 — Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
  • Steal Across the Sky — Nancy Kress
  • Starship: Mutiny — Mike Resnick

November 2014

  • Gone Girl — Gillian Flynn
  • Eater — Gregory Benford

October 2014

  • Darwin’s Radio — Greg Bear
  • Hull Zero Three — Greg Bear
  • The One-Eyed Man — L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

September 2014

  • Stuff Matters — Mark Miodownik
  • The Martian — Andy Weir
  • Deadhouse Gates — Steven Erikson

August 2014

  • Literary Swordsmen and Sorcerers — L. Sprague de Camp
  • Batman: Earth One — Geoff Johns
  • Batman: The Killing Joke — Alan Moore
  • Tyrannosaur Canyon — Douglas Preston

July 2014

  • Incandescence — Greg Egan
  • Mindhunter — John E. Douglas

June 2014

  • How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy — Orson Scott Card
  • Earth Awakens — Orson Scott Card
  • Trespassing on Einstein’s Lawn — Amanda Gefter
  • Batman: Hush — Jeph Loeb
  • Songmaster — Orson Scott Card
  • Batman: The Dark Knight Returns — Frank Miller

May 2014

  • The Time Machine — H. M. Wells
  • Doomsday Book — Connie Willis

April 2014

  • The Stars My Destination — Alfred Bester
  • Count to a Trillion — John C. Wright
  • The 4% Universe — Richard Panek
  • The Mote in God’s Eye — Larry Niven

March 2014

  • Words of Radiance — Brandon Sanderson

February 2014

  • Lovelock — Orson Scott Card
  • Curious Minds — John Brockman
  • Lies My Teacher Told Me — James W. Loewen

January 2014

  • Rubicon — Tom Holland
  • Food Rules — Michael Pollan
  • Dispirited — Luisa M. Perkins
  • Leviathan Wakes — James S. A. Corey
  • The Dragon Reborn — Robert Jordan

201330 books

December 2013

  • The Master and Margarita — Mikhail Bulgakov

October 2013

  • The Shadow of the Torturer — Gene Wolfe
  • Steelheart — Brandon Sanderson
  • Gardens of the Moon — Steven Erikson

September 2013

  • A Fire Upon the Deep — Vernor Vinge

August 2013

  • The Way of Kings — Brandon Sanderson

July 2013

  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane — Neil Gaiman
  • Kiln People — David Brin

June 2013

  • Wild Seed — Octavia Butler
  • Masters of Doom — David Kushner
  • Earth Afire — Orson Scott Card
  • The Rithmatist — Brandon Sanderson
  • The God Who Weeps — Terryl Givens

May 2013

  • Going Postal — Terry Pratchett
  • Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell — Susanna Clarke
  • Ender’s Game — Orson Scott Card
  • Assassin’s Quest — Robin Hobb

April 2013

  • The Gate Thief — Orson Scott Card
  • Royal Assassin — Robin Hobb

March 2013

  • An Introduction to the History of Printing Types — Geoffrey Dowding
  • Axis — Robert Charles Wilson
  • The Stroke Theory of Writing — Gerrit Noordzij
  • Assassin’s Apprentice — Robin Hobb
  • Three Days to Never — Tim Powers

February 2013

  • A Short Stay in Hell — Steven Peck
  • Spin — Robert Charles Wilson
  • The Goblin Mirror — C. J. Cherryh

January 2013

  • The Worthing Saga — Orson Scott Card
  • Second Foundation — Isaac Asimov
  • Foundation and Empire — Isaac Asimov

201252 books

December 2012

  • The Great Hunt — Robert Jordan
  • The Joy of X — Steven H. Strogatz

November 2012

  • Mindstorms — Seymour Papert
  • Foundation — Isaac Asimov
  • The Emperor’s Soul — Brandon Sanderson
  • Legion — Brandon Sanderson
  • Ruins — Dan Wells
  • The Dragonbone Chair — Tad Williams

October 2012

  • Arts and Inspiration — Steven P. Sondrup
  • Feedback — Robison Wells

September 2012

  • The Hollow City — Dan Wells
  • The Eye of the World — Robert Jordan
  • Earth Unaware — Orson Scott Card
  • Elantris — Brandon Sanderson

August 2012

  • Foreigner — C. J. Cherryh
  • How to Read Bridges — Edward Denison
  • Warbreaker — Brandon Sanderson

July 2012

  • A Night of Blacker Darkness — Dan Wells
  • Treason — Orson Scott Card
  • Artists’ Techniques and Materials — Antonella Fuga
  • Dreams and Wishes — Susan Cooper
  • The Emperor of All Maladies — Siddhartha Mukherjee
  • Jhereg — Steven Brust
  • Beowulf — Anonymous
  • Sarah, Plain and Tall — Patricia MacLachlan
  • The Crystal City — Orson Scott Card

June 2012

  • Maphead — Ken Jennings
  • Tuesdays at the Castle — Jessica Day George
  • Curveball — Jordan Sonnenblick
  • Heartfire — Orson Scott Card
  • The Year 1000 — Robert Lacey
  • An Anthropologist on Mars — Oliver Sacks

May 2012

  • The Spying Heart — Katherine Paterson
  • The Great Gilly Hopkins — Katherine Paterson
  • The White Horse King — Benjamin R. Merkle
  • Alvin Journeyman — Orson Scott Card

April 2012

  • Worlds of Childhood — William Zinsser
  • Partials — Dan Wells
  • The Idea Factory — Jon Gertner

March 2012

  • Prentice Alvin — Orson Scott Card
  • Red Prophet — Orson Scott Card
  • Shadows in Flight — Orson Scott Card
  • Seventh Son — Orson Scott Card
  • Shadow of the Giant — Orson Scott Card

February 2012

  • Shadow Puppets — Orson Scott Card
  • Generative Art — Matt Pearson
  • Stonefather — Orson Scott Card

January 2012

  • Shadow of the Hegemon — Orson Scott Card
  • Divergent — Veronica Roth
  • Soap making: Self-sufficiency — Sarah Ade
  • The Alloy of Law — Brandon Sanderson
  • Great Tales from English History 2 — Robert Lacey

201151 books

December 2011

  • Prospero’s Children — Jan Siegel
  • Wild Robert — Diana Wynne Jones
  • When You Reach Me — Rebecca Stead
  • A Stir of Bones — Nina Kiriki Hoffman
  • Wonderstruck — Brian Selznick

November 2011

  • Rot & Ruin — Jonathan Maberry
  • Variant — Robison Wells

October 2011

  • The Christian Imagination — Leland Ryken
  • Eifelheim — Michael Flynn
  • The Wise Man’s Fear — Patrick Rothfuss

September 2011

  • Well of Ascension — Brandon Sanderson
  • The Hero of Ages — Brandon Sanderson

August 2011

  • Mistborn — Brandon Sanderson
  • Expressive Anatomy for Comics and Narrative — Wil Eisner
  • The Name of the Wind — Patrick Rothfuss

July 2011

  • Half Magic — Edward Eager
  • Zen in the Art of Writing — Ray Bradbury
  • Color and Light — James Gurney

June 2011

  • The Monstrumologist — Rick Yancey
  • An Abundance of the Heart — Arthur Henry King
  • Sean Griswold’s Head — Lindsey Leavitt
  • A Lion and a Lamb — Rand Packer
  • Pastwatch — Orson Scott Card

May 2011

  • Smiles to Go — Jerry Spinelli
  • Temple and Cosmos — Hugh Nibley
  • Lettering & Type — Bruce Willen
  • Notes from the Midnight Driver — Jordan Sonnenblick
  • White Cat — Holly Black
  • After Ever After — Jordan Sonnenblick
  • Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie — Jordan Sonnenblick
  • War of Gifts — Orson Scott Card
  • Okay for Now — Gary Schmidt

April 2011

  • The Dark and Hollow Places — Carrie Ryan
  • Invasive Procedures — Aaron Johnston
  • I Don’t Want to Kill You — Dan Wells
  • The Lost Gate — Orson Scott Card

March 2011

  • Letters to Malcolm — C. S. Lewis
  • The Candymakers — Wendy Mass
  • The Phantom Tollbooth — Norton Juster
  • Show & Tell — Dilys Evans

February 2011

  • The Poisoner’s Handbook — Deborah Blum
  • Arthur Rackham — David Larkin
  • Stradivari’s Genius — Tony Faber
  • Packing for Mars — Mary Roach

January 2011

  • Learning All the Time — John Holt
  • The Man Who Deciphered Linear B — Andrew Robinson
  • Holes — Louis Sachar
  • The Gardener — S. A. Bodeen
  • Spook — Mary Roach
  • The Ring of Solomon — Jonathan Stroud
  • Pathfinder — Orson Scott Card

201048 books

December 2010

  • Matched — Ally Condie
  • Stiff — Mary Roach
  • The Dark Side of Nowhere — Neal Shusterman
  • Mr. Monster — Dan Wells
  • Antsy Does Time — Neal Shusterman
  • The Magic Circle — Donna Jo Napoli
  • Homebody — Orson Scott Card

November 2010

  • Darth Bane: Path of Destruction — Drew Karpyshyn
  • The Schwa Was Here — Neal Shusterman
  • Bruiser — Neal Shusterman

October 2010

  • Beauty — Robin McKinley
  • My Double Life — Janette Rallison
  • Catalyst — Laurie Halse Anderson
  • The Young Merlin Trilogy — Jane Yolen
  • The Chosen One — Carol Lynch Williams

September 2010

  • Mockingjay — Suzanne Collins

August 2010

  • Incarceron — Catherine Fisher
  • My Fair Godmother — Janette Rallison

July 2010

  • The Dead-Tossed Waves — Carrie Ryan
  • William Caxton & His Work — George Parker Winship
  • For the Win — Cory Doctorow
  • Hidden Empire — Orson Scott Card
  • Detail in Typography — Jost Hochuli

June 2010

  • Web Form Design — Luke Wroblewski

May 2010

  • It’s a Mall World After All — Janette Rallison
  • Fame, Glory, and Other Things On My To-Do List — Janette Rallison
  • Just One Wish — Janette Rallison
  • The Angel of Death — Alane Ferguson
  • All’s Fair in Love, War, and High School — Janette Rallison
  • Specials — Scott Westerfeld
  • The Christopher Killer — Alane Ferguson
  • Playing the Field — Janette Rallison

April 2010

  • Treasure Box — Orson Scott Card
  • The Killer’s Cousin — Nancy Werlin
  • If You Want to Write — Brenda Ueland
  • Full Tilt — Neal Shusterman
  • Leviathan — Scott Westerfeld

March 2010

  • Secrets to Drawing Realistic Faces — Carrie Stuart Parks

February 2010

  • Outliers — Malcolm Gladwell
  • Tribes — Seth Godin
  • The Tale of Despereaux — Kate DiCamillo
  • The Sea of Monsters — Rick Riordan
  • The Bourne Identity — Robert Ludlum
  • I Am Not a Serial Killer — Dan Wells

January 2010

  • The Forest of Hands and Teeth — Carrie Ryan
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner’s Dilemma — Trenton Lee Stewart
  • The View from Saturday — E. L. Konigsburg
  • The Lightning Thief — Rick Riordan

200937 books

December 2009

  • The Book Thief — Marcus Zusak
  • Enchantment — Orson Scott Card
  • Pretties — Scott Westerfeld
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey — Trenton Lee Stewart
  • Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow — Jessica Day George

November 2009

  • Complications — Atul Gawande

July 2009

  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society — Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
  • Catching Fire — Suzanne Collins
  • Ender in Exile — Orson Scott Card
  • Things As They Really Are — Neal A. Maxwell

June 2009

  • Everlost — Neal Shusterman
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society — Trenton Lee Stewart
  • The Wednesday Wars — Gary Schmidt
  • City of Ashes — Cassandra Clare
  • Wings — Aprilynne Pike

May 2009

  • Unwind — Neal Shusterman
  • The War of Art — Steven Pressfield
  • City of Bones — Cassandra Clare
  • The Thief — Megan Whalen Turner

April 2009

  • Uglies — Scott Westerfeld
  • Jellicoe Road — Melina Marchetta
  • Bright Blue Miracle — Becca Wilhite
  • J. R. R. Tolkien: Author of the Century — T. A. Shippey
  • Beginnings, Middles & Ends — Nancy Kress
  • The Revolution: A Manifesto — Ron Paul

March 2009

  • Inside Job — Connie Willis
  • The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks — E. Lockhart
  • On Directing Film — David Mamet
  • Clever Maids — Valerie Paradiz
  • Little Brother — Cory Doctorow
  • Death by Meeting — Patrick Lencioni

February 2009

  • CONTENT — Cory Doctorow
  • Crossworld — Marc Romano
  • Reading the OED — Ammon Shea

January 2009

  • The Game — Diana Wynne Jones
  • Amusing Ourselves to Death — Neil Postman
  • Magic Street — Orson Scott Card

200838 books

December 2008

  • Conversations with Screenwriters — Susan Katz
  • The Hunger Games — Suzanne Collins
  • And There Was Light — Jacques Lusseyran
  • Love, Stargirl — Jerry Spinelli
  • The Graveyard Book — Neil Gaiman
  • Passage — Connie Willis

November 2008

  • The Creative Habit — Twyla Tharp
  • Prey — Michael Crichton
  • Don’t Make Me Think — Steve Krug
  • The Ten Commandments of Typography — Paul Felton

October 2008

  • Stargirl — Jerry Spinelli
  • To Infinity and Beyond — Karen Paik
  • The Pixar Touch — David A. Price

September 2008

  • The Invention of Hugo Cabret — Brian Selznick
  • Art and Fear — David Bayles
  • As Long As I Have You — Dean Hughes
  • Conversations with Mormon Authors — Chris Bigelow
  • Bird by Bird — Anne Lamott

August 2008

  • Ptolemy’s Gate — Jonathan Stroud

July 2008

  • A Voyage to Arcturus — David Lindsay
  • Mummy’s the Word — Kerry Blair

June 2008

  • The Golem’s Eye — Jonathan Stroud
  • Every Book Its Reader — Nicholas Basbanes

May 2008

  • American Born Chinese — Gene Luen Yang
  • The Amulet of Samarkand — Jonathan Stroud
  • Wit — Margaret Edson
  • The Arm of the Starfish — Madeleine L’Engle
  • The Kite Runner — Khaled Hosseini
  • The Lord’s Question — Dennis Rasmussen

March 2008

  • Book of a Thousand Days — Shannon Hale
  • Madeleine L’Engle: Herself — Madeleine L’Engle
  • The Perilous Gard — Elizabeth Marie Pope

February 2008

  • Light in the Wilderness — M. Catherine Thomas
  • Princess Academy — Shannon Hale
  • Enna Burning — Shannon Hale

January 2008

  • The Goose Girl — Shannon Hale
  • To Say Nothing of the Dog — Connie Willis
  • The Sacrament — Truman G. Madsen

200758 books

December 2007

  • Empire — Orson Scott Card
  • 84, Charing Cross Road — Helene Hanff
  • Dogsbody — Diana Wynne Jones
  • The Princess Bride — William Goldman
  • A Grief Observed — C. S. Lewis

November 2007

  • Red Prophet — Orson Scott Card
  • The Sherwood Ring — Elizabeth Marie Pope
  • Bellwether — Connie Willis
  • Rules of Engagement — Stephanie Fowers
  • The Thirteenth Tale — Diane Setterfield

October 2007

  • Doomsday Book — Connie Willis

September 2007

  • Archer’s Goon — Diana Wynne Jones

August 2007

  • When We Meet Again — Dean Hughes
  • Seventh Son — Orson Scott Card
  • The Prisoner of Zenda — Anthony Hope
  • The Hero and the Crown — Robin McKinley

July 2007

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — J. K. Rowling
  • Castle in the Air — Diana Wynne Jones
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban — J. K. Rowling

June 2007

  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets — J. K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone — J. K. Rowling
  • Peter and the Starcatchers — Dave Barry
  • Children of the Mind — Orson Scott Card
  • Jonathan Livingston Seagull — Richard Bach

May 2007

  • Principles of Three-Dimensional Computer Graphics — Michael O’Rourke
  • Persuasion — Jane Austen
  • Xenocide — Orson Scott Card
  • First Meetings — Orson Scott Card
  • Speaker for the Dead — Orson Scott Card
  • A Sense of Wonder — Katherine Paterson
  • Shadow of the Giant — Orson Scott Card
  • Mixed Magics — Diana Wynne Jones

April 2007

  • Passage to Zarahemla — Chris Heimerdinger
  • Shadow Puppets — Orson Scott Card
  • Shadow of the Hegemon — Orson Scott Card
  • The Ratvolution Will Not Be Televised — Stephan Pastis
  • Ender’s Shadow — Orson Scott Card

March 2007

  • Nighthogs — Stephan Pastis
  • The Wand in the Word — Leonard Marcus
  • To Catch a Falling Star — Julie Wright
  • Sgt Piggy’s Lonely Hearts Club Comic — Stephan Pastis
  • Matte Painting — d’Artiste
  • BLTs Taste So Darn Good — Stephan Pastis
  • Fire and Hemlock — Diana Wynne Jones
  • Bridge to Terabithia — Katherine Paterson
  • All the Pretty Horses — Cormac McCarthy
  • Eight Days of Luke — Diana Wynne Jones
  • The Complete Animation Course — Chris Patmore

February 2007

  • Hexwood — Diana Wynne Jones

January 2007

  • And the Earth Did Not Devour Him — Tomas Rivera
  • Far from Home — Dean Hughes
  • The Great Gatsby — F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Conrad’s Fate — Diana Wynne Jones
  • One More River to Cross — Margaret Blair Young
  • Yekl — Abraham Cahan
  • Witch Week — Diana Wynne Jones
  • The Magicians of Caprona — Diana Wynne Jones
  • Laws of Simplicity — John Maeda

200668 books

December 2006

  • Prince Caspian — C. S. Lewis
  • Howl’s Moving Castle — Diana Wynne Jones
  • Understanding Comics — Scott McCloud
  • The Lives of Christopher Chant — Diana Wynne Jones
  • Charmed Life — Diana Wynne Jones
  • The Importance of Being Earnest — Oscar Wilde
  • Blink — Malcolm Gladwell
  • The Magician’s Nephew — C. S. Lewis
  • Here, There Be Dragons — James A. Owen
  • Since You Were Away — Dean Hughes
  • Till We Have Faces — C. S. Lewis
  • Shadowlands — William Nicholson
  • Brittany — Jack Weyland

November 2006

  • Phantastes — George MacDonald
  • A Grief Observed — C. S. Lewis
  • Rumors of War — Dean Hughes
  • A Whole New Mind — Daniel Pink
  • War in Heaven — Charles Williams
  • An Experiment in Criticism — C. S. Lewis
  • Fablehaven — Brandon Mull
  • The Four Loves — C. S. Lewis
  • The Last Battle — C. S. Lewis
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe — C. S. Lewis

October 2006

  • The Photoshop and Painter Artist Tablet Book — Cher Threinen-Pendarvis
  • Perelandra — C. S. Lewis
  • Sam — Jack Weyland
  • Alone, Together — Jack Weyland
  • Charly — Jack Weyland
  • The Silver Chair — C. S. Lewis
  • Miracles — C. S. Lewis
  • The Understudy — Jack Weyland

September 2006

  • Visual Explanations — Edward Tufte
  • Mere Christianity — C. S. Lewis
  • Envisioning Information — Edward Tufte
  • The Gammage Cup — Carol Kendall
  • Michael Graves — Julie Iovine
  • The Abolition of Man — C. S. Lewis
  • The Great Divorce — C. S. Lewis
  • Thinking with Type — Ellen Lupton
  • Coraline — Neil Gaiman

August 2006

  • Wanting More — Mark Chamberlain
  • Rachel and Leah — Orson Scott Card
  • Jane Eyre — Charlotte Brontë
  • Heir to the Empire — Timothy Zahn

July 2006

  • A Return to Modesty — Wendy Shalit
  • Rebekah — Orson Scott Card
  • Silver on the Tree — Susan Cooper
  • The Spirit of Writing — Mark Robert Waldman
  • A Storyteller in Zion — Orson Scott Card
  • Death Comes for the Archbishop — Willa Cather
  • Sarah — Orson Scott Card
  • The Grey King — Susan Cooper
  • The Writer’s Mentor — Ian Jackman

June 2006

  • The Restaurant at the End of the Universe — Douglas Adams
  • The Screwtape Letters — C. S. Lewis
  • Angels Don’t Knock — Dan Yates
  • A Heart Like His — Virginia Pearce
  • All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten — Robert Fulghum
  • Through the Looking-Glass — Lewis Carroll
  • I Kissed Dating Goodbye — Joshua Harris
  • Uncommon Genius — Denise Shekerjian

May 2006

  • This Is My God — Hermann Wouk

March 2006

  • Alice in Wonderland — Lewis Carroll
  • Arm the Children — Arthur Henry King
  • To Draw Closer to God — Henry B. Eyring

February 2006

  • The Little Guide to Your Well-Read Life — Steve Leveen

January 2006

  • The Great Divorce — C. S. Lewis
  • Lenten Lands — Douglas Gresham

200529 books

December 2005

  • Till We Have Faces — C. S. Lewis
  • Designing from Both Sides of the Screen — Ellen Isaacs
  • The Christmas Box Miracle — Richard Paul Evans
  • That Hideous Strength — C. S. Lewis
  • User Interface Design for Programmers — Joel Spolsky
  • The Crafty Art of Playmaking — Alan Ayckbourn

October 2005

  • The Boggart — Susan Cooper
  • The Island of Lost Maps — Miles Harvey
  • Greenwitch — Susan Cooper
  • Dreams and Wishes — Susan Cooper

September 2005

  • Lemony Snicket: The Bad Beginning — Lemony Snicket
  • Reading the Map of Knowledge — Peter Michael Briscoe
  • Book Business — Jason Epstein

August 2005

  • Illustrator CS Most Wanted — Matt Kloskowski
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince — J. K. Rowling
  • Mathematicians Are People, Too, vol. 1 — Luetta Reimer
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix — J. K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire — J. K. Rowling
  • The Giver — Lois Lowry

July 2005

  • Great Literature and the Good Life — Sterling W. Sill
  • Writing Down the Bones — Natalie Goldberg
  • Worlds of Childhood — William Zinsser
  • The Art of 3-D Computer Animation — Isaac Kerlow
  • The Alchemist — Paulo Coelho
  • The Scarlet Letter — Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Illustrating Children’s Books — Martin Salisbury

May 2005

  • The Richest Man in Babylon — George Clason
  • Used and Rare — Nancy Goldstone

April 2005

  • To the Treasures of Babylon — George Clason

20046 books

December 2004

  • Bonds That Make Us Free — C. Terry Warner
  • Of the Making of Books — William Jovanovich
  • The Case for Legibility — John Ryder
  • The Dark Is Rising — Susan Cooper
  • Over Sea, Under Stone — Susan Cooper

September 2004

  • Out of the Silent Planet — C. S. Lewis

200239 books

August 2002

  • Jesus the Christ — James Talmage

July 2002

  • Two Years in God’s Mormon Army — Ross Palfreyman
  • Simple Etiquette in Thailand — Derek Tonkin

June 2002

  • Kilmeny of the Orchard — L. M. Montgomery
  • The Ball and the Cross — G. K. Chesterton
  • Anne of Avonlea — L. M. Montgomery
  • Anne of Green Gables — L. M. Montgomery

May 2002

  • Across China — Peter Jenkins
  • Sunshine for the LDS Missionary Soul — Eagle Gate
  • Strong Poison — Dorothy Sayers
  • Attack of the Deranged Mutant Killer Monster Snow Goons — Bill Watterson
  • A Brief History of Time — Stephen Hawking
  • The Story of the Treasure Seekers — E. Nesbit
  • Culture Shock: Thailand — Nanthapa Cooper
  • Culture for Missionaries: Thailand — LDS LTM
  • Prepare with Honor — Randy Bott

April 2002

  • Wuthering Heights — Emily Brontë
  • Love — Leo Buscaglia
  • A Grief Observed — C. S. Lewis
  • The Magic Mountain — Thomas Mann
  • Caesar’s Gallic War, Book One (Latin) — Caesar
  • Missionaries to Match Our Message — Ezra Taft Benson
  • What I Wish I’d Known Before… — John Bytheway
  • Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man — James Joyce

March 2002

  • Anna Karenina — Leo Tolstoy
  • The Wild Duck — Henrik Ibsen
  • Goethe’s Key to Faust — William Page Andrews
  • Goethe’s Faust: A Critical Reading — Liselotte Dieckmann

February 2002

  • Faust — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • How to Learn a Foreign Language — Graham Fuller
  • Caesar as a Man of Letters — F. E. Adcock
  • The Sorrows of Young Werther — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

January 2002

  • Candide — Voltaire
  • An Experiment in Criticism — C. S. Lewis
  • Forgotten Scripts — Cyrus H. Gordon
  • A Winter’s Tale — William Shakespeare
  • A Marvelous Work and a Wonder — LeGrand Richards
  • King Lear — William Shakespeare
  • Don Quixote — Miguel Cervantes

200199 books

December 2001

  • Silver on the Tree — Susan Cooper
  • Discourses of Brigham Young — Brigham Young
  • Letters to an American Lady — C. S. Lewis
  • Serve With Honor — Randy Bott
  • The Grey King — Susan Cooper
  • Latin Syntax — W. Michael Wilson
  • Language Myths — Laurie Bauer
  • The Scholar-Adventurers — Richard Altick
  • The Irish Language — David Greene
  • Greenwitch — Susan Cooper

November 2001

  • The Ruby in the Smoke — Philip Pullman
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone — J. K. Rowling
  • Six Weeks Preparation for Reading Caesar — James Whiton
  • Looking for Angels — Steven P. Osborne
  • The Book of Enoch — R. H. Charles
  • Standing for Something — Gordon B. Hinckley
  • Enoch the Prophet — Hugh Nibley
  • The Dark Is Rising — Susan Cooper
  • A Guide to the Joseph Smith Papyri — John Gee

October 2001

  • Language in Thought and Action — S. I. Hayakawa
  • The Holy Grail — Justin Griffin
  • The Figure of Arthur — Charles Williams
  • Over Sea, Under Stone — Susan Cooper
  • King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table — Anne Berthelot
  • In Search of Our Ancestors — Megan Smolenyak

September 2001

  • A Swiftly Tilting Planet — Madeleine L’Engle
  • The Man Who Was Thursday — G. K. Chesterton

August 2001

  • Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith — Joseph Smith
  • Mere Christianity — C. S. Lewis

July 2001

  • Antigone — Sophocles
  • Oedipus at Colonus — Sophocles
  • The Life and Works of Escher — Miranda Fellows
  • The Story of the Amulet — E. Nesbit
  • Read and Grow Rich — Burke Hedges
  • As You Like It — William Shakespeare
  • Heretics — G. K. Chesterton
  • Mathematicians Are People, Too, vol. 2 — Luetta Reimer
  • Mathematicians Are People, Too, vol. 1 — Luetta Reimer
  • The Naked Sun — Isaac Asimov
  • Essays in the Art of Writing — Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The Phoenix and the Carpet — E. Nesbit

June 2001

  • Ozma of Oz — L. Frank Baum
  • The Caves of Steel — Isaac Asimov
  • The Canterbury Tales — Geoffrey Chaucer
  • Language: The Basics — Larry Trask
  • Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior — George Washington
  • Pride and Prejudice — Jane Austen
  • Beowulf — Francis Barton Gummere
  • The Wood Beyond the World — William Morris
  • The Hobbit — J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Meno — Plato

May 2001

  • Ion — Plato
  • The Apology — Plato
  • The Story of the Dictionary — Robert Kraske
  • On Writing Well — William Zinsser
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy — Douglas Adams
  • Within Reach — Robert Millet
  • Essays in Little — Andrew Lang
  • The Innocence of Father Brown — G. K. Chesterton
  • King Solomon’s Mines — H. Rider Haggard

April 2001

  • The Holy Temple — Boyd K. Packer
  • Five Children and It — E. Nesbit
  • My Lost Mexico — James Michener
  • Lords of the Elves and Eldils — Richard Purtill
  • From Homer to Joyce — J. Sherwood Weber
  • Foundation — Isaac Asimov
  • Teach Yourself Beginner’s Latin — G. D. A. Sharpley
  • The Journey Beyond Life, vol. 1 — David R. Willmore
  • The Comedy of Errors — William Shakespeare
  • The Merchant of Venice — William Shakespeare

March 2001

  • The Marvelous Land of Oz — L. Frank Baum
  • Candide — Voltaire
  • Letters on Literature — Andrew Lang
  • The Princess and Curdie — George MacDonald
  • The Book of Literary Lists — Nicholas Parsons
  • The Children on the Hill — Michael Deakin
  • The Day Boy and the Night Girl — George MacDonald
  • The Shadows — George MacDonald
  • A Wind in the Door — Madeleine L’Engle

February 2001

  • Twenty and Ten — Claire Huchet Bishop
  • The Giant’s Heart — George MacDonald
  • The Light Princess — George MacDonald
  • The Portent — George MacDonald
  • The Golden Key — George MacDonald
  • Phantastes — George MacDonald
  • The Story of the Trapp Family Singers — Maria von Trapp
  • The Jungle — Upton Sinclair
  • At Home With Books — Estelle Ellis
  • The Inklings — Humphrey Carpenter
  • The Princess and the Goblin — George MacDonald
  • On Fairy-Stories — J. R. R. Tolkien

January 2001

  • Used and Rare — Nancy Goldstone
  • A Light in the Storm — Chris Heimerdinger
  • Zadig — Voltaire
  • For the Love of Books — Ronald B. Shwartz
  • The Federalist Papers — Alexander Hamilton
  • The Screwtape Letters — C. S. Lewis
  • Letters to Children — C. S. Lewis
  • Novus Ordo Seclorum — Forrest McDonald

200012 books

December 2000

  • The Delights of Reading — Otto L. Bettmann
  • The C. S. Lewis Hoax — Kathryn Lindskoog
  • A Wrinkle in Time — Madeleine L’Engle
  • That Hideous Strength — C. S. Lewis
  • Learning All the Time — John Holt
  • Perelandra — C. S. Lewis

November 2000

  • Superlearning — Nancy Ostrander
  • Dune — Frank Herbert
  • Many Are Called But Few Are Chosen — H. Verlan Andersen
  • Out of the Silent Planet — C. S. Lewis
  • One Tattered Angel — Brent Yorgason

October 2000

  • The Great Divorce — C. S. Lewis

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