Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2012 Cumulative Reading List

Below is the past year's reading, updated for the last time yesterday morning..expect the annual end of the year wrap up today or tomorrow.

Books in bold print are superior favorites.

-- January -- 
1. Bowling Alone: the Collapse and Revival of American CommunityRobert D. Putnam
2. The Son of Neptune, Rick Riordan (Fiction)
3. Sharpe's Honour, Bernard Cornwell  (Fiction)
4. The Positronic ManIsaac Asimov (Fiction)
5. How the Mind Works, Steven Pinker
6. The Throne of Fire, Rick Riordan (Fiction)
7. The Misunderstood Jew: the Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus, Amy-Jill Levine
8. Supervolcano: Eruption, Harry Turtledove (Fiction)
9. The Oceans, Ellen J. Prager and Sylvia A. Earle
10. At Home: A Short History of Private Life, Bill Bryson
11. Star Wars: Choices of One, Timothy Zahn (Fiction)
12. If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History of the Home, Lucy Worsley
13. Death from the Skies! These Are the Ways the World Will End...Phil Plait
14. Do One Green Thing, Mandy Pennybacker
15. Siddhartha, Hermann Hesse
16. Reporter, Alvin Benn

-- February --
17. Star Wars: Outbound Flight, Timothy Zahn (Fiction)
18. Journey to the Center of the Earth, Jules Verne (Fiction)
19. Desert Solitaire, Edward Abbey
20. The Ingredients, Phillip Ball
21. Asphalt Nation: How the Automobile Took Over America and How We Can Take It Back, Jane Holtz Kay
22. Lucifer's HammerLarry Niven and Jerry Pournelle (Fiction)
23. The Age of Louis XIV, Will and Ariel Durant
24. Sharpe's Regiment, Bernard Cornwell (Fiction)
25. Anatomy of a Murder, Robert Travers (Fiction)
26. The Plot Against America, Philip Roth (Fiction)
27. A Time to Kill,  John Grisham  (Fiction)

-- March --
28. Superfreakonomics, Steven B. Levitt and Stephen Dubner
29. A Brief History of Thought, Luc Ferry
30. The Firm, John Grisham  (Fiction)
31. Runaway Jury, John Grisham (Fiction)
32. The Ascent of Money, Niall Ferguson
33. Is It Just Me? Whoopie Goldberg
34. Founding Rivals: Madison vs Monroe, Chris DeRose
35. The Obamas, Jodi Kantor
36. Death of Kings, Bernard Cornwell  (Fiction)
37. I Didn't Ask to be Born, Bill Cosby
38. Star Trek Voyager: Children of the Storm, Kirsten Beyer  (Fiction)
39. Life Ascending: the Ten Great Inventions of Evolution, Nick Lane

-- April --
40. Blood, Iron, and Gold: How Railroads Transformed the World, Christian Wolmar
41. Salt: A World History, Mark Kurlansky
42. Nickle and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in AmericaBarbara Ehrenreich
43. A Conspiracy of Paper, David Liss  (Fiction)
44. Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Search of the American Dream, Barbara Ehrenreich
45. Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal, Eric Schlosser
46. It's a Sprawl World After All: the Human Cost of Unplanned Growth, Douglas E. Morris
47. Fablehaven, Brandon Mull  (Fiction)
48. The Coffee Trader, David Liss  (Fiction)

49. Star Trek: Department of Temporal Investigations, Christopher L. Bennett (Fiction)
50. Star Trek DS9: Worlds of Deep Space Nine Volume II, The Dominion and Ferenginar  (Fiction)
51. The Early Asimov, Isaac Asimov  (Fiction)
51. Suburban Nation: the Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream, Andres Duany, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, and Jeff Speck
52. Catching Fire: How Cooking Made us Human, Richard Wrangham
53. Star Trek DS9: Hollow Men, Una McCormack  (Fiction)
54. Reefer Madness, Eric Schlosser
55. The Wal-Mart Effect, Charles Fishman
56. The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing To Our Brains, Nicholas Carr
57. Consuming Kids: The Hostile Takeover of Childhood, Jennifer Linn
58. Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (And What it Says About Us), Tom Vanderbilt
59. A History of the World in Six Glasses, Tom Standage
60. Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture, Ellen Ruppel Shell
61. So Sexy So Soon: The New Sexualized Childhood and What Parents Can Do to Protect Their Kids, Diane E. Levin and Jean Kilbourne
62. Why We Get Sickthe New Science of Darwinian Medicine, Randolph M. Nesse and George C. Williams

63. Why We Get Fat: and What To Do About It, Gary Taubes
64. The Witch of Hebron, James Howard Kunstler (Fiction)
65. A Blaze of Glory, Jeff Shaara (Fiction)
66. Cinderella Ate My Daughter! Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture, Peggy Orenstein
67. Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why America Needs a Green Revolution, Tom Friedman
68. Rebel, Bernard Cornwell
69. The Great Good Place: Cafés, Coffee Shops, Bookstores, Bars, Hair Salons and Other Hangouts at the Heart of a Community, Ray Oldenburg
70. Something from the Oven: Reinventing Dinner in the 1950s, Laura Shapiro
71The Green Metropolis: Why Living Smarter, Living Closer, and Driving Less are the Keys to Sustainability, David Owen
72. The Great Stagnation: How America Ate All the Low-Hanging Fruit of Modern History, Got Sick, and Will (Eventually) Feel Better, Tyler Cowen
73. Founding Brothers: the Revolutionary Generation, Joseph Lewis 

74. Our Sacred Honor, William J. Bennett  
75. Bringing up BébéPamela Druckerman 
76. The Good Citizen, Robert Bellah, Cornel West, et. al 
77. A People's History of the Civil War, David Williams
78. French Lessons: Adventures with Knife, Fork, and Corkscrew, Peter Mayle 
79. French Women Don't Get Fat,  Mireille Guiliano 
80. The Age of Napoleon, Alistair Horne
81. Sixty Million Frenchmen Can't Be Wrong, Jean-Benoit Nadeau and Julie Barlow
82. Star Trek TNG: Q-in-Law, Peter David
83. Star Trek TNG: Ship of the Line, Diane Carey
84. Star Trek DS9: Station Rage, Diane Carey
85. The Ghosts of Evolution: Nonsense Fruit, Missing Partners, and Other Ecological Anachronisms, Connie Barlow
86. First Family: Abigail and John Adams, Joseph Ellis
87. The Artificial River: the Erie Canal and the Paradox of Progress, 1817-1862Carol Sherriff

 denotes Independence Day reading.
 denotes Bastille Day reading.

88. Lost Moon: the Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13, Jim Lovell and Jeffrey Kluger
89. John Adams, David McCullough
90. Coup d'Etat, Harry Turtledove
91. The Wild Life of Our Bodies, Rob Dunn
92. Bad Astronomy, Phil Plait
93. A Man on the Moon, Neil Chaiken
94. Q-Squared, Peter David
95. The Family Corleone, Ed Falco
96. The Tell-Tale Brain, V.S. Ramachandran
97. They Eat Puppies, Don't They? Christopher Buckley
98. Consuming Power: A Social History of American Energies, David Nye
99. Star Trek DTI: Forgotten History, Christopher L. Bennett
100. Dialogues and Essays, Seneca
101. Star Trek Typhon Pact: Plagues of Night, David R. George III

--September --
102. The Most Glorious Fourth:  Vicksburg and Gettysburg, July 4th 1863, Duane Schutlz
103. Star Trek Typhon Pact: Raise the Dawn, David R. George III
104. Summer of my German Soldier, Bette Green
105. Empire of Illusion: the End of Literacy and Triumph of Spectacle, Chris Hedges
106. No LogoNaomi Klein
107. The Sun's Heartbeat, Bob Berman
108. Moon Shot: the Inside Story of America's Race to the Moon, Alan Shephard and Deke Slayton
110. Mudhouse Sabbath, Lauren Winner
111. The Numerati, Stephen Baker
112. The Conundrum: How Scientific Innovation, Increased Efficiency, and Good Intentions Can Make Our Energy and Climate Problems Worse, David Owen
113. Hamlet's Blackberry: Building a Good Life in the Digital Age, William Powers
114. Germany: Unraveling an Enigma, Greg Nees 
115. Waste and Want: A Social History of Trash, Susan Strasser
116. Salvation on Sand Mountain, Dennis Covington

-- October --
117. Gone Tomorrow: the Hidden Life of Garbage, Helen Rogers
118. Guyland: the Perilous World Where Boys Become Men, Michael Kimmel
119. The Lolita Effect: the Media Sexualization of Young Girls and What We Can Do About It, M. Gigi Durham
120. Fantastic Voyage, Isaac Asimov
121. The Twelfth Imam, Joel Rosenberg
122. Thoughts on Building Strong Towns, Charles Mahrohn
123. The Tehran Initiative, Joel Rosenberg
124. The Winter King: A Novel of Arthur, Bernard Cornwell
125. Going Up the River: Travels in a Prison Nation, Joseph Hallman
126. Enemy of God: A Novel of ArthurBernard Cornwell
127. Flushed! How the Plumber Saved Civilization, W. Hodden Carter
128. Bitterly Divided: the South's Inner Civil War, David Williams
129. Ask Click and Clack: Answers from Car TalkTom and Ray Magliozzi
130. Jesus: Apocalyptic Prophet of the New Millenium, Bart Ehrman

131. The Mark of Athena, Rick Riordan
132. Excalibur: A Novel of Arthur, Bernard Cornwell
133. Watching the English: the Hidden Rules of English Behaviour, Kate Fox 
134. Notes from a Small Island, Bill Bryson 
135. The Long Earth; Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter
136. Twilight of the Mammoths: Ice Age Extinctions and the Rewilding of America, Paul S. Martin
137. Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier, Neil deGrasse Tyson
138. A South Divided: Portraits of Dissent in the Confederacy, David Downing
139. Hominids (Neanderthal Parallax), Robert J. Sawyer
140. 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created, Charles C. Mann

-- December --
141. Star Trek Voyager: the Eternal TideKirsten Beyer
142. Cattle: An Informal Social History, Laurie Winn Carlson
143. Supervolcano: All Fall Down, Harry Turtledove
144. The Great Railroad Revolution, Christian Wolmar
145. The Humans Who Went Extinct, Clive Finlayson
146. Riding Rockets, Mike Mullane
147. The Racketeer, John Grisham
148. The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
149. The Road to Serfdom, F.A. Hayek
150. Twilight, Stephenie Meyer

1 comment:

  1. Oh, I *wish* that I could read that many books in a year......... [grin]


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