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  • Skin Game by Jim Butcher

    Started June 27, 2020

2020

Read

20
books so far of a 35 book goal.

Author Background

by-women 9
by-men 10
by-lgbtq-author 5
by-non-binary-authors 1
by-people-of-color 3

Genres

nonfiction 5
sci-fi 6
fantasy 9
Month Book Rating
January Blood of Empire by Brian McClellan ★★★★
Shrouded Loyalties by Reese Hogan ★★★
February Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan ★★★★
Procrastination: Why You Do It, What To Do About It by Jane B. Burka, Lenora M. Yuen ★★★
The Crimson Campaign by Brian McClellan ★★★★
March The Unspoken Name by A.K. Larkwood ★★★★
The Autumn Republic by Brian McClellan ★★★★
The Outside by Ada Hoffmann ★★★
April Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein ★★★
The Bone Ships by R.J. Barker ★★★★
May Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang ★★★★
Hammered by Elizabeth Bear ★★★
Scardown by Elizabeth Bear ★★★
Worldwired by Elizabeth Bear ★★★
June Ghost Story by Jim Butcher ★★★★
Cold Days by Jim Butcher ★★★★★
How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi ★★★★★
Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking by Samin Nosrat, Wendy MacNaughton ★★★★
The Black Tides of Heaven by J.Y. Yang ★★★★
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott ★★★

2019

Read

40
books total of a 40 book goal.

Author Background

by-women 16
by-lgbtq-author 8
by-men 25
by-non-binary-authors 1
by-people-of-color 5

Genres

sci-fi 18
fantasy 11
tech 2
fitness 2
nonfiction 7
Month Book Rating
January The Labyrinth Index by Charles Stross ★★★★
How to Take Smart Notes by Sönke Ahrens Not Rated
A Red Peace by Spencer Ellsworth ★★★★
February Cold Iron (The Malorum Gates #1) by Stina Leicht ★★★
Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World by Cal Newport ★★★★
The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons ★★★★★
Dauntless by Jack Campbell ★★★
March The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter ★★★★
Ancestral Night by Elizabeth Bear ★★★★★
Tactical Barbell: Mass Protocol by K Black Not Rated
Stand Out of Our Light: Freedom and Resistance in the Attention Economy by James Williams ★★★★
The Light Brigade by Kameron Hurley ★★★★
April Persepolis Rising by James S.A. Corey ★★★★★
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson ★★
May Lotus Blue by Cat Sparks ★★★
Minicut Manual by Mike Israetel, Jared Feather Not Rated
June A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine ★★★★★
The Red-Stained Wings by Elizabeth Bear ★★★★
July Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames ★★★★
Tiamat's Wrath by James S.A. Corey ★★★★★
Writing to Persuade: How to Bring People Over to Your Side by Trish Hall ★★
The Haunting of Tram Car 015 by P. Djèlí Clark ★★★
August Children of Ruin by Adrian Tchaikovsky ★★★★★
A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe by Alex White ★★★
September Empress of Forever by Max Gladstone ★★★★★
Meet Me in the Future: Stories by Kameron Hurley ★★★★
The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal ★★★★
Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir ★★★★
Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life by Nir Eyal, Julie Li Not Rated
October Bloody Rose by Nicholas Eames ★★★★
Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language by Gretchen McCulloch ★★★★
November Guns of the Dawn by Adrian Tchaikovsky ★★★★★
The Name of All Things by Jenn Lyons ★★★★
December Raven Stratagem by Yoon Ha Lee ★★★★
Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee ★★★★
Revenant Gun by Yoon Ha Lee ★★★★
War Cry by Brian McClellan ★★★
How Not to Kill Your Houseplant: Survival Tips for the Horticulturally Challenged by Veronica Peerless Not Rated
The Rust Programming Language by Steve Klabnik, Carol Nichols ★★★★★
This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar, Max Gladstone ★★★★

2018

Read

31
books total of a 40 book goal.

Author Background

by-men 19
by-women 14
by-people-of-color 3
by-lgbtq-author 4

Genres

fitness 4
fantasy 15
nonfiction 7
sci-fi 5
Month Book Rating
January Knife of Dreams by Robert Jordan ★★★
The Gathering Storm by Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson ★★★★
Towers of Midnight by Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson ★★★★
February A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson ★★★★★
Me, Myself, and Us: The Science of Personality and the Art of Well-Being by Brian Little ★★★
Autonomous by Annalee Newitz ★★★
March The Muscle & Strength Pyramid - Training by Eric Helms, Andrea Valdez, Andy Morgan Not Rated
The Muscle & Strength Pyramid - Nutrition by Eric Helms, Andrea Valdez, Andy Morgan Not Rated
The Stone in the Skull by Elizabeth Bear ★★★★
April The Will to Battle by Ada Palmer ★★★★
May The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion by Margaret Killjoy ★★★
ASPCA Complete Dog Care Manual by Bruce Fogle Not Rated
The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang ★★★
June Wrath of Empire by Brian McClellan ★★★★
Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach by Kelly Robson ★★★★
The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick) by Seth Godin Not Rated
July Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker ★★★★
The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson ★★★★
August How Much Should I Train? by Mike Israetel, James Hoffmann Not Rated
September Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson ★★★★★
October Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson ★★★★
Artificial Condition by Martha Wells ★★★
Stone Mad by Elizabeth Bear ★★★
Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don't Have All the Facts by Annie Duke ★★★★
Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse ★★★
Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear ★★★
November The Bullet Journal Method: Track the Past, Order the Present, Design the Future by Ryder Carroll Not Rated
The Powerlifting Program Design Manual by Chad Wesley Smith Not Rated
Jade City by Fonda Lee ★★★★
December Thin Air by Richard K. Morgan ★★★★
Archivist Wasp by Nicole Kornher-Stace ★★★★

2017

Read

50
books total of a 40 book goal.

Author Background

by-men 26
by-women 25

Genres

fantasy 22
fitness 4
tech 3
nonfiction 13
sci-fi 7
Month Book Rating
January Unf*ck Your Habitat: You're Better Than Your Mess by Rachel Hoffman Not Rated
Infomocracy by Malka Ann Older ★★★★
Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy by Cathy O'Neil ★★★★
February White Night by Jim Butcher ★★★★
Empire Games (Empire Games #1, Merchant Princes Universe #7) by Charles Stross ★★★★
The Stars Are Legion by Kameron Hurley ★★★★
Small Favor by Jim Butcher ★★★★
March Zen to Done by Leo Babauta Not Rated
Sins of Empire by Brian McClellan ★★★★
Seven Surrenders by Ada Palmer ★★★★★
April Turn Coat by Jim Butcher ★★★★
The Manager's Path: A Guide for Tech Leaders Navigating Growth and Change by Camille Fournier ★★★★★
The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads by Tim Wu ★★★
The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan ★★★★
Legendary Flexibility by Jujimufu Not Rated
The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley ★★★★★
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance ★★★★
May A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra) by Barbara Oakley Not Rated
A Thoughtful Pursuit of Strength by Chad Wesley Smith Not Rated
The Great Hunt by Robert Jordan ★★★★
All Systems Red by Martha Wells ★★★★
June The Dragon Reborn by Robert Jordan ★★★★
River of Teeth by Sarah Gailey ★★★★
Scatter, Adapt, and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction by Annalee Newitz ★★★
Hammers on Bone by Cassandra Khaw ★★★★
5/3/1 Forever: Simple and Effective Programming for Size, Speed and Strength by Jim Wendler Not Rated
Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success by Brad Stulberg, Steve Magness ★★
July Changes by Jim Butcher ★★★★★
The Prey of Gods by Nicky Drayden ★★★
Red Sister by Mark Lawrence ★★★
The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard ★★★
The Delirium Brief by Charles Stross ★★★★★
August Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb ★★★
September The Shadow Rising by Robert Jordan ★★★★
The Fires of Heaven by Robert Jordan ★★★★
Taste of Marrow by Sarah Gailey ★★★★
The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It by Kelly McGonigal ★★★★
October The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin ★★★★★
Lord of Chaos by Robert Jordan ★★★★
November Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts by Carol Tavris, Elliot Aronson ★★★★
A Crown of Swords by Robert Jordan ★★★
Perfect Puppy in 7 Days: How to Start Your Puppy Off Right by Sophia Yin Not Rated
Necrotech by K.C. Alexander ★★★
The Path of Daggers by Robert Jordan ★★★
Winter's Heart by Robert Jordan ★★★
December Technically Wrong: Sexist Apps, Biased Algorithms, and Other Threats of Toxic Tech by Sara Wachter-Boettcher ★★★★
The Culture Clash by Jean Donaldson, Ian Dunbar Not Rated
Crossroads of Twilight by Robert Jordan ★★
Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity by Kim Malone Scott ★★★★
Renaissance Woman: Fat Loss, Muscle Growth and Performance Through Scientific Eating. by Jennifer Case, Melissa Davis, Mike Israetel Not Rated

2016

Read

52
books total of a 50 book goal.

Author Background

by-men 40
by-women 12
by-lgbtq-author 2
by-people-of-color 2

Genres

fantasy 28
nonfiction 5
sci-fi 10
fitness 4
tech 5
Month Book Rating
January The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin ★★★★★
Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport ★★★★
Wake of Vultures by Lila Bowen ★★★★
Move Your DNA Restore Your Health Through Natural Movement by Katy Bowman Not Rated
February The Bands of Mourning by Brandon Sanderson ★★★★
The Art of SQL by Stephane Faroult, Peter Robson ★★★★
Gemini Cell (Reawakening Trilogy #1) by Myke Cole ★★★
The Now Habit: A Strategic Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying Guilt-Free Play by Neil A. Fiore Not Rated
Flex by Ferrett Steinmetz ★★★★
March A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab, Victoria Schwab ★★★★
Tactical Barbell - xld: Definitive Strength Training for the Operational Athlete by K. Black Not Rated
Tactical Barbell II: Conditioning by K. Black Not Rated
Two Serpents Rise by Max Gladstone ★★★★
April Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work by Matthew B. Crawford
Traitor's Blade by Sebastien de Castell ★★★★
Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear ★★★★
May Low Town by Daniel Polansky ★★★★
June Elasticsearch: The Definitive Guide: A Distributed Real-Time Search and Analytics Engine by Clinton Gormley, Zachary Tong ★★★★★
Too Like the Lightning by Ada Palmer ★★★★★
Company Town by Madeline Ashby ★★
Making the Most of Shade: How to Plan, Plant, and Grow a Fabulous Garden That Lightens Up the Shadows by Larry Hodgson Not Rated
Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee ★★★★
Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee ★★★★
Tomorrow, the Killing by Daniel Polansky ★★★★
July The Nightmare Stacks by Charles Stross ★★★★
Can You Go?: Assessments and Program Design for the Active Athlete and Everybody Else by Dan John, Chad Harbach Not Rated
August The Waking Fire by Anthony Ryan ★★★★
Behind the Throne (The Indranan War #1) by K.B. Wagers ★★
Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher ★★★
Just Fucking Ship by Amy Hoy, Alex Hillman Not Rated
First Light by Linda Nagata ★★★★
September Learn Vimscript the Hard Way by Steve Losh ★★★★★
The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin ★★★★★
Turtles, Termites, and Traffic Jams: Explorations in Massively Parallel Microworlds by Mitchel Resnick Not Rated
October Children of Time (Children of Time #1) by Adrian Tchaikovsky ★★★★★
Academ's Fury by Jim Butcher ★★★
Cursor's Fury by Jim Butcher ★★★★
Captain's Fury by Jim Butcher ★★★★
The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking by Oliver Burkeman ★★★★
The End of All Things by John Scalzi ★★★
November Princeps' Fury by Jim Butcher ★★★★
First Lord's Fury by Jim Butcher ★★★
Storm Front by Jim Butcher ★★★
Fool Moon by Jim Butcher ★★★
Grave Peril by Jim Butcher ★★★★
Summer Knight by Jim Butcher ★★★★
Death Masks by Jim Butcher ★★★★
December Blood Rites by Jim Butcher ★★★★
Apocalypse Nyx (Bel Dame Apocrypha #1.5, 1.7) by Kameron Hurley ★★★
Babylon's Ashes by James S.A. Corey ★★★★★
Dead Beat by Jim Butcher ★★★★
Proven Guilty by Jim Butcher ★★★★

2015

Read

44
books total of a 50 book goal.

Author Background

by-women 14
by-men 30

Genres

fantasy 17
sci-fi 10
fitness 2
Month Book Rating
January The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers by Ben Horowitz Not Rated
Range of Ghosts by Elizabeth Bear ★★★★
The Crimson Campaign by Brian McClellan ★★★★
Fat Loss Happens on Monday by Josh Hillis Not Rated
Slow River by Nicola Griffith ★★★★
February The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch ★★★★★
The Martian by Andy Weir ★★★★
The Autumn Republic by Brian McClellan ★★★★
March Shattered Pillars by Elizabeth Bear ★★★
A Darkling Sea by James L. Cambias ★★
April Steles of the Sky by Elizabeth Bear ★★★★
Terms of Enlistment (Frontlines #1) by Marko Kloos ★★★
The Thousand Names by Django Wexler ★★★
May The Half-Made World by Felix Gilman ★★★★★
How to Buy a House the Right Way: A Complete Home Buying Guide for First Time Buyers & Seasoned Pros by Mark Kennedy Not Rated
Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson ★★★
Programming Collective Intelligence: Building Smart Web 2.0 Applications by Toby Segaran Not Rated
June Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach ★★★★
Nemesis Games by James S.A. Corey ★★★★★
July Blood Song by Anthony Ryan ★★★★
The Annihilation Score by Charles Stross ★★★
The First-Time Homeowner's Survival Guide: A Crash Course in Dealing with Repairs, Renovations, Property Tax Issues, and Other Potential Disasters by Sid Davis Not Rated
August The Renaissance Diet by Mike Israetel Not Rated
Seveneves by Neal Stephenson ★★★★
Dawn by Octavia E. Butler ★★★
The Passionate Programmer by Chad Fowler, David Heinemeier Hansson ★★★
September Fortune's Pawn (Paradox #1) by Rachel Bach ★★★★
Honor's Knight by Rachel Bach ★★★
Heaven's Queen (Paradox #3) by Rachel Bach ★★★
All New Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew Not Rated
Rapture (Bel Dame Apocrypha #3) by Kameron Hurley ★★★★
The Internet of Garbage by Sarah Jeong ★★★★★
October The Aeronaut's Windlass by Jim Butcher ★★★★★
The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson ★★★★★
Shadows of Self by Brandon Sanderson ★★★★
November California Bones by Greg Van Eekhout ★★★
Lawn Gone!: Low-Maintenance, Sustainable, Attractive Alternatives for Your Yard by Pam Penick Not Rated
Retribution Falls by Chris Wooding ★★★
The Hybrid Athlete by Alex Viada Not Rated
The Eureka Factor: Aha Moments, Creative Insight, and the Brain by John Kounios, Mark Beeman ★★★★
The Emperor's Blades by Brian Staveley ★★
December Empire Ascendant by Kameron Hurley ★★★★
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers ★★★
The Getaway God by Richard Kadrey ★★★

2014

Read

53
books total of a 50 book goal.

Author Background

by-men 48
by-women 5

Genres

fantasy 11
sci-fi 19
fitness 3
Month Book Rating
January The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives by Leonard Mlodinow ★★★★
Three Parts Dead by Max Gladstone ★★★
Kettlebell - Simple & Sinister by Pavel Tsatsouline Not Rated
The Physics of Star Trek by Lawrence M. Krauss, Stephen Hawking ★★★
Ancillary Justice (Imperial Radch #1) by Ann Leckie ★★
February Squat Every Day by Matt Perryman ★★★★
The Cold Commands by Richard K. Morgan ★★★★
The Reactive Training Manual: Developing your own custom training program for powerlifting by Michael Tuchscherer Not Rated
Sun of Suns by Karl Schroeder ★★★★
Wool Omnibus by Hugh Howey ★★★
March Woken Furies by Richard K. Morgan ★★★★★
Diaspora by Greg Egan ★★★
So Good They Can't Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love by Cal Newport ★★★★
Confident Ruby by Avdi Grimm ★★★★
April Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better by Clive Thompson ★★★★
Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson ★★★★★
Infinite Intensity by Ross Enamait Not Rated
Accelerando by Charles Stross ★★★★
The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance by David Epstein ★★★★
The Dragon's Path by Daniel Abraham ★★★
May Maelstrom by Peter Watts ★★★★★
Viking Warrior Conditioning by Kenneth Jay Not Rated
Coyote by Allen M. Steele ★★
Behemoth: β-Max (Rifters #3.1) by Peter Watts Not Rated
Necessary Evil by Ian Tregillis ★★★
Queen of Candesce by Karl Schroeder ★★★★
June The Undercover Economist by Tim Harford Not Rated
God's War by Kameron Hurley ★★★★
Skin Game by Jim Butcher ★★★★★
Iron Sunrise by Charles Stross ★★★
July Cibola Burn by James S.A. Corey ★★★★★
The Rhesus Chart by Charles Stross ★★★★
Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan ★★★
Infidel by Kameron Hurley ★★★
A Shadow in Summer by Daniel Abraham ★★★★
August On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction by William Zinsser Not Rated
Clojure for the Brave and True by Daniel Higginbotham ★★★★
Endymion by Dan Simmons ★★★★★
The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead by Max Brooks, Max Werner ★★★
The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right by Atul Gawande ★★★★
September The Mirror Empire by Kameron Hurley ★★★★
Behemoth: Seppuku (Rifters #3.2) by Peter Watts ★★★★
City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett ★★★★
Echopraxia by Peter Watts ★★★★★
October 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works by Dan Harris ★★★★
Thirteen by Richard K. Morgan ★★★★
Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch ★★★★
November The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee ★★★★★
Programming Elixir: Functional |> Concurrent |> Pragmatic |> Fun by Dave Thomas ★★★★
December The Dark Defiles by Richard K. Morgan Not Rated
Silently and Very Fast by Catherynne M. Valente ★★★★
War Dogs by Greg Bear ★★
Working Effectively with Legacy Code by Michael C. Feathers ★★★★★

2013

Read

57
books total of a 50 book goal.

Author Background

by-men 53
by-women 4

Genres

sci-fi 16
fantasy 17
fitness 6
nonfiction 1
Month Book Rating
January The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson ★★★★★
The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson ★★★★
February Perdido Street Station by China Miéville ★★★
Tmux: Productive Mouse-Free Development by Brian P. Hogan ★★★★
5/3/1: The Simplest and Most Effective Training System for Raw Strength by Jim Wendler ★★★★
Paleo for Lifters by Justin Lascek ★★★★
Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus by Orson Scott Card ★★
Foundation: Redefine Your Core, Conquer Back Pain, and Move with Confidence by Eric Goodman, Peter Park, Lance Armstrong ★★★★
March The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson ★★★★
Makers: The New Industrial Revolution by Chris Anderson ★★★★
Practical Vim: Edit Text at the Speed of Thought by Drew Neil ★★★★
April Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond ★★★
The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi ★★★★★
Pragmatic Thinking and Learning: Refactor Your Wetware by Andy Hunt ★★★★
A Talent for War by Jack McDevitt ★★
Glasshouse by Charles Stross ★★★★★
May Practical Object Oriented Design in Ruby by Sandi Metz ★★★★★
The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson ★★★★★
Becoming a Supple Leopard: The Ultimate Guide to Resolving Pain, Preventing Injury, and Optimizing Athletic Performance by Kelly Starrett, Glen Cordoza ★★★★★
Pushing Ice by Alastair Reynolds ★★★★
Gridlinked (Agent Cormac #1, Polity Universe #3) by Neal Asher ★★
June Elantris by Brandon Sanderson ★★★★
The Juggernaut Method 2.0 by Chad Wesley Smith Not Rated
The Human Division by John Scalzi ★★★★
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain ★★★★★
Abaddon's Gate by James S.A. Corey ★★★★★
I Am Legend by Richard Matheson ★★★
July Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl, Harold S. Kushner, William J. Winslade, Isle Lasch ★★★★
Neptune's Brood (Freyaverse #2) by Charles Stross ★★★★★
The Warrior's Apprentice by Lois McMaster Bujold ★★★★
Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed ★★★
Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan ★★★★
August The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It by Kelly McGonigal Not Rated
Fated by Benedict Jacka ★★★
Kill City Blues by Richard Kadrey ★★★★
RubyMotion by Clay Allsopp ★★★★
Mindfulness in Plain English by Henepola Gunaratana Not Rated
September The Merchants' War by Charles Stross ★★★★
The Revolution Business by Charles Stross ★★★★
The Trade of Queens by Charles Stross ★★★★
Redshirts by John Scalzi ★★★★
Legion by Brandon Sanderson ★★★★
Blindsight by Peter Watts ★★★★★
October Nexus by Ramez Naam ★★★★
Hyperion by Dan Simmons ★★★★★
Equoid (Laundry Files, #2.9) by Charles Stross ★★★★
Power Speed ENDURANCE: A Skill-Based Approach to Endurance Training by Brian Mackenzie, Glen Cordoza Not Rated
November Broken Angels by Richard K. Morgan ★★★★
Fit by Lon Kilgore, Michael Hartman, Justin Lascek ★★★★
Beyond 5/3/1: Simple Training for Extraordinary Results by Jim Wendler Not Rated
The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch ★★★★
December The Emperor's Soul by Brandon Sanderson ★★★
Starfish by Peter Watts ★★★
The Steel Remains by Richard K. Morgan ★★★★
Intervention, Course Corrections for the Athlete and Trainer by Dan John ★★★★★
Easy Strength: How to Get a Lot Stronger Than Your Competition-And Dominate in Your Sport by Pavel Tsatsouline, Dan John Not Rated
The Fall of Hyperion by Dan Simmons ★★★★

2012

Read

52
books total of a 50 book goal.

Author Background

by-men 49
by-women 3

Genres

sci-fi 11
fantasy 9
fitness 1
Month Book Rating
January Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences by John Allen Paulos ★★★
Consider Phlebas by Iain M. Banks ★★
On Bullshit by Harry G. Frankfurt ★★★
February Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, and Big Pharma Flacks by Ben Goldacre ★★★★★
Rule 34 by Charles Stross ★★★★★
The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson ★★★★
March Reamde by Neal Stephenson ★★★★
Singularity Sky by Charles Stross ★★★
Kill the Dead by Richard Kadrey ★★★★
April Pattern Recognition by William Gibson ★★★
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins ★★★
May Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey ★★★★★
The Information Diet: A Case for Conscious Consumption by Clay A. Johnson ★★★
Halting State by Charles Stross ★★★★★
Aloha from Hell by Richard Kadrey ★★★
Saturn's Children (Freyaverse #1) by Charles Stross ★★★★
June High Performance Web Sites by Steve Souders ★★★★★
Even Faster Web Sites by Steve Souders, Tim O'Reilly, O'Reilly & Associates Not Rated
Coders at Work: Reflections on the Craft of Programming by Peter Seibel ★★★
The Atrocity Archives by Charles Stross ★★★★
The Elements of F*cking Style: A Helpful Parody by Chris Baker, Jacob Hansen ★★★★
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline ★★★
Practices of an Agile Developer: Working in the Real World by Venkat Subramaniam, Andy Hunt ★★★
July Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality by Christopher Ryan, Cacilda Jethá ★★★★
Lean-Agile Software Development: Achieving Enterprise Agility by Alan Shalloway, Guy Beaver, James R. Trott
Embassytown by China Miéville ★★★★★
Seven Languages in Seven Weeks by Bruce A. Tate ★★★★
The Jennifer Morgue by Charles Stross ★★★★
August Caliban's War by James S.A. Corey ★★★★★
Backbone.js on Rails by Thoughtbot ★★★★
Phantoms in the Brain: Probing the Mysteries of the Human Mind by V.S. Ramachandran, Sandra Blakeslee, Oliver Sacks ★★★★
Insanely Simple: The Obsession That Drives Apple's Success by Ken Segall ★★★★
The Family Trade by Charles Stross ★★★
The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi ★★★★
September The Fuller Memorandum by Charles Stross ★★★★
Barrayar by Lois McMaster Bujold ★★★
Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!: Adventures of a Curious Character by Richard P. Feynman ★★★★
The Greyskull LP by John Sheaffer ★★★
The Rapture of the Nerds by Cory Doctorow, Charles Stross ★★★★
October The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries ★★★★
The Heroku Hacker's Guide by Randall Degges Not Rated
The Coldest War by Ian Tregillis ★★★★
The Hidden Family by Charles Stross ★★★★
November A Deepness in the Sky by Vernor Vinge ★★★★★
Beautiful Evidence by Edward R. Tufte ★★★
The Apocalypse Codex by Charles Stross ★★★★
Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer ★★★★
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach ★★★★★
December Cold Days by Jim Butcher ★★★★★
The Clan Corporate by Charles Stross ★★★
The 4-Hour Chef: The Simple Path to Cooking Like a Pro, Learning Anything, and Living the Good Life by Timothy Ferriss ★★★★
Devil Said Bang by Richard Kadrey ★★★

2011

Read

29
books total

Author Background

by-men 26
by-women 3

Genres

fitness 1
fantasy 14
sci-fi 2
Month Book Rating
January The Photographer's Eye: Composition and Design for Better Digital Photos by Michael Freeman Not Rated
Fool Moon by Jim Butcher Not Rated
Hadoop: The Definitive Guide by Tom White, Doug Cutting ★★
Grave Peril by Jim Butcher Not Rated
February Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age by Clay Shirky ★★★★★
Summer Knight by Jim Butcher Not Rated
Death Masks by Jim Butcher Not Rated
Dead Beat by Jim Butcher ★★★★
March The Honor of the Queen by David Weber ★★★
Made by Hand: Searching for Meaning in a Throwaway World by Mark Frauenfelder ★★★★★
Proven Guilty by Jim Butcher Not Rated
April White Night by Jim Butcher Not Rated
June The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood by James Gleick ★★★★★
July Up Against It by M.J. Locke ★★★★
Shards of Honour by Lois McMaster Bujold ★★★
August Snake Agent by Liz Williams ★★★
September The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss ★★★
October Small Favor by Jim Butcher Not Rated
Turn Coat by Jim Butcher Not Rated
The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan ★★★★
November Buzz: The Science and Lore of Alcohol and Caffeine by Stephen Braun ★★★
Changes by Jim Butcher ★★★★★
I Will Teach You to Be Rich by Ramit Sethi ★★★★★
December Sandman Slim by Richard Kadrey ★★★
Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? by Seth Godin ★★★
Enter the Kettlebell!: Strength Secret of the Soviet Supermen by Pavel Tsatsouline ★★★
Side Jobs: Stories from the Dresden Files (The Dresden Files, #12.5) by Jim Butcher ★★★★
Ghost Story by Jim Butcher ★★★★
The Children of the Sky by Vernor Vinge ★★★

2010

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7
books total

Author Background

by-men 7

Genres

Month Book Rating
February Programming Scala by Venkat Subramaniam Not Rated
A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge ★★★★★
Understanding Exposure: How to Shoot Great Photographs with a Film or Digital Camera by Bryan Peterson ★★★★★
March Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner ★★★★★
April The Android's Dream (The Android's Dream #1) by John Scalzi ★★★
December Bitter Seeds by Ian Tregillis ★★★★
Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions by Dan Ariely ★★★

2009

Read

4
books total

Author Background

by-men 4

Genres

sci-fi 3
Month Book Rating
March The Last Colony by John Scalzi ★★★
April The Ghost Brigades by John Scalzi ★★★★
May Night Train to Rigel by Timothy Zahn ★★★★
September The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein ★★★★★