Books Read, By Year

Nonfiction, 2015

Michael Meyer In Manchuria: A Village Called Wasteland and the Transformation of Rural China
Anand Gopal No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War through Afghan Eyes
Joshua Horwitz The War of the Whales
Stephen R. Platt Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom: China, the West, and the Epic Story of the Taiping Civil War
Meline Houmani There Was and There Was Not: A Journey Through Hate and Possibility in Turkey, Armenia, and Beyond
Elizabeth A. Fenn Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People
James Bradley The China Mirage: The Hidden History of American Disaster in Asia
Richard Bernstein China 1945: Mao's Revolution and America's Fateful Choice
Michael Harris Mathematics Without Apologies: Portrait of a Problematic Vocation
Jordan Ellenberg How Not To Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking
Martin Jacques When China Rules the World: The End of the Western World and the Birth of a New Global Order
Robert Ferguson Enigma: The Life of Knut Hamsun
Shane Harris @War: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex
Lingua Franca editors The Sokal Hoax: The Sham That Shook the Academy
Michael Pillsbury The Hundred-Year Marathon: China's Secret Strategy to Replace America as the Global Superpower
David Stove The Plato Cult and Other Philosophical Follies
Paul Strathern Death in Florence: The Medici, Savonarola, and the Battle for the Soul of a Renaissance City
Kim Zetter Countdown to Zero Day: Stuxnet and the Launch of the World's First Digital Weapon
Kevin Carey The End of College: Creating the Future of Learning and the University of Everywhere
Matthew Paul Turner Our Great Big American God: A Short History of Our Ever-Growing Deity
Michael Booth The Almost Nearly Perfect People: Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia
David W. Mills Cold War in a Cold Land: Fighting Communism on the Northern Plains
Simon Goodman The Orpheus Clock: The Search for My Family's Art Treasures Stolen by the Nazis

Fiction, 2015

Jean-Michel Guenassia The Incorrigible Optimists Club
Niall Williams History of the Rain
John Boyne A History of Loneliness
Cixin Liu The Three-Body Problem
Cixin Liu The Dark Forest
Knut Hamsun Hunger
Herman Koch The Dinner
Herman Koch Summer House with Swimming Pool
Ha Jin A Map of Betrayal
Benjamin Johncock The Last Pilot
Viet Thanh Nguyen The Sympathizer
Tom Vowler That Dark Remembered Day
Jim Shepard The Book of Aron
David Nicholls Us
Jose Saramago Death With Interruptions
Aline Ohanesian Orhan's Inheritance
Chigozie Obioma The Fishermen
Richard Powers Orfeo
Daniel Alarcón At Night We Walk in Circles
Nigel Packer The Restoration of Otto Laird
Natsume Soseki Kusamakura
Amanda Filipacchi The Unfortunate Importance of Beauty
Pierce Brown Golden Son
Jeffrey Eugenides The Marriage Plot
Jean-Paul Didierlaurent The Reader on the 6.27

Nonfiction, 2014

Glenn Greenwald No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State
David I. Kertzer The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe
Serhii Plokhy The Last Empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union
Orville Schell & John Delury Wealth and Power: China's Long March to the Twenty-first Century
David Eimer The Emperor Far Away: Travels at the Edge of China
Howard W. French China's Second Continent: How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africa
Evan Osnos Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China
Nicholas Griffin Ping-Pong Diplomacy: The Secret History Behind the Game that Changed the World
Beth Macy Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local - and Helped Save an American Town
Juan Cole The New Arabs: How the Millennial Generation is Changing the Middle East
Eric Schlosser Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety
Peter Watson The Age of Atheists: How We Have Sought to Live Since the Death of God
Rana Mitter Forgotten Ally: China's World War II, 1937-1945
Louisa Lim The People's Republic of Amnesia: Tiananmen Revisited
Matt Taibbi The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap
Elizabeth Kolbert The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
Ben Macintyre A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal
Wendy Lower Hitler's Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields
Peter Finn & Petra Couvee The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, the CIA, and the Battle Over a Forbidden Book
Mary Elise Sarrote The Collapse: The Accidental Opening of the Berlin Wall
Diane Ravitch Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America's Public Schools
Ann Scott Tyson American Spartan: The Promise, the Mission, and the Betrayal of Special Forces Major Jim Gant
Mircea Pitici, editor The Best Writing on Mathematics 2013
Bob Ivry The Seven Sins of Wall Street: Big Banks, their Washington Lackeys, and the Next Financial Crisis
Enrico Moretti The New Geography of Jobs
Anthony M. Townsend Smart Cities: Big Data, Civic Hackers, and the Quest for a New Utopia
Seymour Morris Jr. Supreme Commander: MacArthur's Triumph in Japan
Ian Buruma Year Zero: A History of 1945
Mark Perry The Most Dangerous Man in America: The Making of Douglas MacArthur
Rodney Stark How the West Won: The Neglected Story of the Triumph of Modernity
Amir Alexander Infinitesimal: How a Dangerous Mathematical Theory Shaped the Modern World
Neal Bascomb Hunting Eichmann: How a Band of Survivors and a Young Spy Agency Chased Down the World's Most Notorious Nazi
Clive Thompson Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better
Katy Butler Knocking on Heaven's Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death
Aleksandar Hemon The Book of My Lives
Margalit Fox The Riddle of the Labyrinth: The Quest to Crack the Linear B Code
Amanda Ripley The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way
Quanyu Huang The Hybrid Tiger: Secrets of the Extraordinary Success of Asian-American Kids
Krista Bremer My Accidental Jihad: A Love Story

Fiction, 2014

Michael Pitre Fives and Twenty-Fives
Lars Iyer Wittgenstein Jr
Phil Klay Redeployment
Lily King Euphoria
Stuart Rojstaczer The Mathematician's Shiva
David Shapiro You're Not Much Use to Anyone
Peter Mountford The Dismal Science
Todd Moss The Golden Hour
Yannick Grannec The Goddess of Small Victories
Edward St. Aubyn Lost for Words
Richard Flanagan The Narrow Road to the Deep North
Howard Jacobson The Finkler Question
Siri Hustvedt The Blazing World
Pierce Brown Red Rising
John Scalzi Red Shirts

Nonfiction, 2013

Seth Rosenfeld Subversives: The FBI's War on Student Radicals, and Reagan's Rise to Power
Scott Anderson Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly, and the Making of the Modern Middle East
Walter Isaacson Einstein: His Life and Universe
Peter Hessler Strange Stones: Dispatches from East to West
Evan Thomas Ike's Bluff: President Eisenhower's Secret Battle to Save the World
Alex Kershaw The Envoy: The Epic Rescue of the Last Jews of Europe in the Desperate Closing Months of World War II
Joseph J. Ellis Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence
James Buchan Days of God: The Revolution in Iran and Its Consequences
Lawrence Wright Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief
Amy S. Greenberg A Wicked War: Polk, Clay, Lincoln, and the 1846 U.S. Invasion of Mexico
Daniel James Brown The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
Philip Taubman The Partnership: Five Cold Warriors and Their Quest to Ban the Bomb
Scott W. Berg 38 Nooses: Lincoln, Little Crow, and the Beginning of the Frontier's End
Andrew Graham-Dixon Caravaggio: A Life Sacred and Profane
Monte Reel Between Man and Beast: An Unlikely Explorer, the Evolution Debates, and the African Adventure that Took the Victorian World by Storm
Philip McFarland Mark Twain and the Colonel: Samuel L. Clemens, Theodore Roosevelt, and the Arrival of a New Century
Michael Neiberg The Blood of Free Men: The Liberation of Paris, 1944
Scott C. Johnson The Wolf and the Watchman: a Father, a Son, and the CIA
Bruce Nussbaum Creative Intelligence: Harnessing the Power to Create, Connect, and Inspire
Louis P. Masur 1831, Year of Eclipse
Adam Hochschild To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918
Jim Holt Why Does the World Exist? An Existential Detective Story
Aili & Andres McConnon Road to Valor: A True Story of WWII Italy, the Nazis, and the Cyclist Who Inspired a Nation
David Finkel Thank You For Your Service
Larry L. Rasmussen Earth-Honoring Faith: Religious Ethics in a New Key

Fiction, 2013

Andrés Neuman Traveller of the Century
Adam Johnson The Orphan Master's Son
Louise Erdrich The Round House
Ben Fountain Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
Derek B. Miller Norwegian By Night
David Leavitt The Indian Clerk
John Updike Roger's Version
Gavin Extence The Universe Versus Alex Woods
George Saunders Tenth of December: Stories
Joseph Heller Catch-22
Andrey Platonov The Foundation Pit
Nick Harkaway Angelmaker
Rachel Joyce The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
Jake Arnott The House of Rumour
M. L. Stedman The Light Between Oceans

Nonfiction, 2012

Kim MacQuarrie The Last Days of the Incas
John M. Barry Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America
David E. Hoffman The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and Its Dangerous Legacy
Timothy Egan The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl
Siddhartha Mukherjee The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
Mark A. Peterson Galileo's Muse: Renaissance Mathematics and the Arts
Eric Metaxas Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy
Buddy Levy Conquistador: Hernan Cortes, King Montezuma, and the Last Stand of the Aztecs
Charles Bracelen Flood Grant's Final Victory: Ulysses S. Grant's Heroic Last Year
Gregg Jones Honor in the Dust: Theodore Roosevelt, War in the Philippines, Rise and Fall of America's Imperial Dream
Evan Thomas The War Lovers: Roosevelt, Lodge, Hearst, and the Rush to Empire, 1898
Piers Paul Read The Dreyfus Affair: The Scandal That Tore France in Two
Manning Marable Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention
Louis Menand The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America
David V. Herlihy The Lost Cyclist: The Epic Tale of an American Adventurer and His Mysterious Disappearance
Rosecrans Baldwin Paris, I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down
M. Şükrü Hanioğlu Atatürk: An Intellectual Biography
Pankaj Mishra From the Ruins of Empire: The Intellectuals Who Remade Asia
Corey Robin The Reactionary Mind: Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin
Joshua Foer Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything
Anton Treuer The Assassination of Hole in the Day
Michael J. Crowe A History of Vector Analysis: The Evolution of the Idea of a Vectorial System
Steven Nadler A Book Forged in Hell: Spinoza's Scandalous Treatise and the Birth of the Secular Age
Thomas Levenson Newton and the Counterfeiter: The Unknown Detective Career of the World's Greatest Scientist
Kenneth H. Olson Lens to the Natural World: Reflections on Dinosaurs, Galaxies, and God
Eboo Patel Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation
Lloyd C. Gardner The Road to Tahrir Square: Egypt and the United States from the Rise of Nasser to the Fall of Mubarak
Deborah Baker The Convert: A Tale of Exile and Extremism
Richard W. Bulliet The Case for Islamo-Christian Civilization
Patrick Lencioni The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable
Robert F. Shedinger Was Jesus a Muslim?: Questioning Categories in the Study of Religion
Susan Cain Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
Deb Olin Unferth Revolution: The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the War

Fiction, 2012

Andre Malraux Man's Fate
Laurent Binet HHhH
P. F. Kluge The Master Blaster
Irvin D. Yalom The Spinoza Problem
Amy Waldman The Submission
Patrick McGuiness The Last Hundred Days
Stephen Dau The Book of Jonas
Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya The Watch
David Mitchell Ghostwritten
John Scalzi Old Man's War
John Scalzi The Ghost Brigades
John Scalzi The Last Colony
Craig Thompson Habibi
Craig Thompson Blankets
Irvin D. Yalom When Nietzsche Wept
A. J. Kazinski The Last Good Man
Daniel H. Wilson Robopocalypse
S. J. Watson Before I Go To Sleep
Will Lavender Dominance

Nonfiction, 2011

Michael Korda Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia
Erik Larson In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
James Miller Examined Lives from Socrates to Nietzsche
Sarah Bakewell How to Live, or, a Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer
Brian Christian The Most Human Human: What Talking With Computers Teaches Us About What It Means to Be Alive
Charles J. Shields And So It Goes: Kurt Vonnegut, A Life
Jim Ottaviani and Leland Myrick Feynman
Candice Millard Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine, and the Murder of a President
Laura Hillenbrand Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
Stefan Halper The Beijing Consensus: How China's Authoritarian Model Will Dominate the Twenty-First Century
Amy Chua Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
Stephen Greenblatt The Swerve: How the World Became Modern
Timothy Ferris The Science of Liberty: Democracy, Reason, and the Laws of Nature
Adrian Goldsworthy Antony and Cleopatra
Frank Brady Endgame: Bobby Fischer's Remarkable Rise and Fall - from America's Brightest Prodigy to the Edge of Madness
Robin Wright Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World
Thomas Hager The Alchemy of Air: A Jewish Genius, a Doomed Tycoon, and the Scientific Discovery That Fed the World but Fueled the Rise of Hitler
Peter Miller The Smart Swarm: How Understanding Flocks, Schools, and Colonies Can Make Us Better at Communicating, Decision Making
Paul Bloom How Pleasure Works: The New Science of Why We Like What We Like
Daniel Meyerson In the Valley of the Kings: Howard Carter and the Mystery of King Tutankhamun's Tomb
Mark Kurlansky What? Are these the 20 most important questions in human history-or is this a game of 20 questions?
Harry Brighouse On Education
Martha C. Nussbaum Not For Profit: Why Democracy Needs The Humanities
Thomas S. Kuhn The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Third Edition

Fiction, 2011

Sebastian Faulks A Week in December
John Edward Williams Stoner
Martin Amis The Pregnant Widow
Nigel Farndale The Blasphemer
A. D. Miller Snowdrops
Lars Kepler The Hypnotist
David Nicholls One Day
Vanessa Diffenbaugh The Language of Flowers
Francine Prose Blue Angel
Annabel Lyon The Golden Mean
Helen Simonson Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
Ernest Cline Ready Player One
Douglas Coupland Player One
David Halperin Journal of a UFO Investigator
Adam Roberts Yellow Blue Tibia
Milan Kundera The Book of Laughter and Forgetting
Amanda Hodgkinson 22 Britannia Road
Rebecca Newberger Goldstein 36 Arguments for the Existence of God

Nonfiction, 2010

Rebecca D. Costa The Watchman's Rattle: Thinking Our Way Out of Extinction
Diane Ravitch The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice are Undermining Education
Yong Zhao Catching Up or Leading the Way: American Education in the Age of Globalization
E. Brian Davies Why Beliefs Matter: Reflections on the Nature of Science
E. Brian Davies Science in the Looking Glass: What do Scientists Really Know?
Daniel Maier-Katkin Stranger from Abroad: Hannah Arendt, Martin Heidegger, Friendship and Forgiveness
Peter Byrne The Many Worlds of Hugh Everett III: Multiple Universes, Mutual Assured Destruction, and the Meltdown of a Nuclear Family
Amir Alexander Duel at Dawn: Heroes, Martyrs, and the Rise of Modern Mathematics
Masha Gessen Perfect Rigor: A Genius and the Mathematical Breakthrough of the Century
Jonathan Watts When a Billion Chinese Jump: How China Will Save Mankind or Destroy It
Harry G. Gelber The Dragon and the Foreign Devils: China and the World, 1100 B.C. to the Present
William F. Overholt Asia, America, and the Transformation of Geopolitics
Amy Chua Day of Empire: How Hyperpowers Rise to Global Dominance--and Why They Fall
Margaret MacMillan Nixon and Mao: The Week that Changed the World
Peter Hessler Country Driving: A Journey Through China from Farm to Factory
Susan L. Shirk China: Fragile Superpower
Aisling Juanjuan Shen A Tiger's Heart: The Story of a Modern Chinese Woman
Leslie T. Chang Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China
Terry Eagleton Reason, Faith, and Revolution: Reflections on the God Debate
Andrew Parker The Genesis Enigma: why the Bible is scientifically accurate
Michael Lewis The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine
Robert Scheer The Great American Stickup: How Reagan Republicans and Clinton Democrats Enriched Wall Street While Mugging Main Street
Peter D. & Andrew J. Schiff How an Economy Grows and Why it Crashes
Scott Patterson The Quants: How a New Breed of Math Whizzes Conquered Wall Street and Nearly Destroyed It
John Derbyshire We Are Doomed: Reclaiming Conservative Pessimism
Gilbert K. Chesterton Orthodoxy
Ayaan Hirsi Ali Nomad: From Islam to America, a Personal Journey Through the Clash of Civilizations
Adam Frank The Constant Fire: Beyond the Science vs. Religion Debate
Chris Hedges Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle

Fiction, 2010

Elizabeth Strout Olive Kitteridge
Tom Rachman The Imperfectionists
Deanna Fei A Thread of Sky
Marie Mutsuki Mockett Picking Bones from Ash
Anchee Min Empress Orchid
Joseph O'Neill Netherland
Paul Auster Invisible
David Goodwillie American Subversive
R. Scott Bakker Neuropath
Brian DeLeeuw In This Way I Was Saved

Nonfiction, 2009

Loren Graham & Jean-Michel Kantor Naming Infinity: A True Story of Religious Mysticism and Mathematical Creativity
Piergiorgio Odifreddi The Mathematical Century: The 30 Greatest Problems of the Last 100 Years
Richard E. Bellman Eye of the Hurricane: An Autobiography
Paul R. Halmos I Want to be a Mathematician: An Automathography
Kevin Roose The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner's Semester at America's Holiest University
Tom Siegfried A Beautiful Math: John Nash, Game Theory, and the Modern Quest for the Code of Nature
Bruce Rosenblum & Fred Kuttner Quantum Enigma: Physics Encounters Consciousness
Rolf Potts Marco Polo Didn't Go There: Stories and Revelations from One Decade as a Postmodern Travel Writer
Barry Strauss The Spartacus War
Stan W. Wallace, editor Does God Exist? The Craig-Flew Debate
Cunxin Li Mao's Last Dancer
Diana Preston The Boxer Rebellion: The Dramatic Story of China's War on Foreigners that Shook the World in the Summer of 1900
John Pomfret Chinese Lessons: Five Classmates and the Story of the New China
Michael Meyer The Last Days of Old Beijing: Life in the Vanishing Backstreets of a City Transformed
Kang Zhengguo Confessions: An Innocent Life in Communist China
Brian Schofield Selling Your Father's Bones: America's 140-Year War Against the Nez Perce Tribe
William Lane Craig & Walter Sinnott-Armstrong God? A debate between a Christian and an atheist
Robert Clark Dark Water: Flood and Redemption in the City of Masterpieces
Maurice A. Finocchiaro Retrying Galileo, 1633-1992
Steven Johnson The Invention of Air: A Story of Science, Faith, Revolution, and the Birth of America
Steven Johnson The Ghost Map: London's Most Terrifying Epidemic & How It Changed Science, Cities, & the Modern World
Daniel Meyerson The Linguist and the Emperor: Napoleon and Champollion's Quest to Decipher the Rosetta Stone
Bob Brier & Jean-Pierre Houdin The Secret of the Great Pyramid: The Solution of Ancient Egypt's Greatest Mystery
Jonathan Harr The Lost Painting: The Quest for a Caravaggio Masterpiece
Ursula King Spirit of Fire: The Life and Vision of Teilhard de Chardin

Fiction, 2009

Muriel Barbery The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Sadie Jones Small Wars
Sadie Jones The Outcast
Andrew Miller The Optimists
Murray Bail The Pages
Kahlil Gibran The Prophet
Manfred Jurgensen The American Brother
Christos Tsiolkas The Slap
Christos Tsiolkas The Jesus Man
Nikita Lalwani Gifted
Susan Varga Headlong
Susan Barker The Orientalist and the Ghost
Joan London Gilgamesh
Ivo Stourton The Night Climbers
Markus Zusak The Book Thief
Helen Garner The Spare Room
Janice Y.K. Lee The Piano Teacher
John Griesemer No One Thinks of Greenland
Jo Nesb° The Redbreast
Paul Melko The Walls of the Universe
Chris Cleave The Other Hand (Little Bee)
Dan Brown Angels & Demons
James Morrow The Philosopher's Apprentice
Andre Schwarz-Bart The Last of the Just
Yoko Ogawa The Housekeeper and the Professor
Bernard Beckett Genesis
Xiaolu Guo Twenty Fragments of a Ravenous Youth
Shamim Sarif Despite the Falling Snow
Arthur Koestler Darkness at Noon

Nonfiction, 2008

Asne Seierstad The Angel of Grozny: Orphans of a Forgotten War
Tim Tzouliadis The Forsaken: An American Tragedy in Stalin's Russia
Steven Waldman Founding Faith: Providence, Politics, and the Birth of Religious Freedom in America
Lawrence & Nancy Goldstone Out of the Flames: The Remarkable Story of a Fearless Scholar, a Fatal Heresy, and One of the Rarest Books in the World
R. J. Crampton A Concise History of Bulgaria, 2nd Edition
Mark Bowen Censoring Science: Inside the Political Attack on Dr. James Hansen and the Truth about Global Warming
Barry Rubin The Truth about Syria
Zachary Karabell Peace Be Upon You: The Story of Muslim, Christian, and Jewish Coexistence
James A. Connor Pascal's Wager: The Man Who Played Dice with God
Jack Repcheck Copernicus' Secret: How the Scientific Revolution Began
Jared Cohen Children of Jihad: A Young American's Travels Among the Youth of the Middle East
Nina Burleigh Mirage: Napoleon's Scientists and the Unveiling of Egypt
John Ray The Rosetta Stone and the Rebirth of Ancient Egypt
Rob Gifford China Road: A Journey into the Future of a Rising Power
Fan Shen Gang of One: Memoirs of a Red Guard
Peter Hessler Oracle Bones: A Journey Between China's Past and Present
Ian Johnson Wild Grass: Three Stories of Change in Modern China
Robyn Meredith The Elephant and the Dragon: The Rise of India and China and What It Means for All of Us
John Elder Robison Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's
Dawn Prince-Hughes Songs of the Gorilla Nation: My Journey Through Autism
Maryanne Wolf Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain
Kenneth R. Miller Finding Darwin's God: A Scientist's Search for Common Ground between God and Evolution
Marcus J. Borg The Heart of Christianity: Rediscovering a Life of Faith
Lee Strobel The Case for Faith: A Journalist Investigates the Toughest Objections to Christianity
Frank Schaeffer Crazy for God: How I Grew Up One of the Elect, Helped Found the Religious Right, and Lived to Almost All of It Back
Gregory J. Chaitin Conversations with a Mathematician: Math, Art, Science and the Limits of Reason
Ian Ayres Super Crunchers: Why Thinking-By-Numbers Is the New Way to Be Smart
Amir D. Aczel The Artist and the Mathematician: The Story of Nicolas Bourbaki
Lars Anderson Carlisle vs. Army: Jim Thorpe, Dwight Eisenhower, Pop Warner and Football's Greatest Battle

Fiction, 2008

Tan Twan Eng The Gift of Rain
Tom Rob Smith Child 44
Aravind Adiga The White Tiger
Mohammed Hanif The Case of Exploding Mangoes
Sherman Alexie The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Arturo Perez-Reverte The Painter of Battles
Janette Turner Hospital Orpheus Lost
Shusaku Endo Deep River
Hal Gold Neutral War
Matthew Jarpe Radio Freefall
Paul Melko Singularity's Ring
Robert J. Sawyer Rollback
Mike Brotherton Spider Star
Lloyd Jones Mister Pip
Joanne Proulx Anthem of a Reluctant Prophet
Marisha Pessl Special Topics in Calamity Physics
Yousef Al-Mohaimeed Wolves of the Crescent Moon
Richard Sherbaniuk The Fifth Horseman
Peter Ackroyd The Fall of Troy

Nonfiction, 2007

Hanna Rosin God's Harvard: A Christian College on a Mission to Save America
Francis S. Collins The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief
Mario Beauregard & Denyse O'Leary The Spiritual Brain: A Neuroscientist's Case for the Existence of the Soul
Gordy Slack The Battle Over the Meaning of Everything: evolution, intelligent design, and the school board in Dover, PA
John Dominic Crossan God and Empire: Jesus against Rome, then and now
Rodney Stark Cities of God: the real story of how Christianity became an urban movement and conquered Rome
David Bodanis Passionate Minds: the great love affair of the Enlightenment, Emilie du Chatelet, and Voltaire
John F. Haught God After Darwin: A theology of evolution, 2nd edition
Sharon Daloz Parks Big Questions, Worthy Dreams: Mentoring young adults in their search for meaning, purpose, faith
David M. Oshinsky Polio, An American Story
John Brockman, editor What Is Your Dangerous Idea? Today's leading thinkers on the unthinkable
Christopher Hitchens God is not Great: how religion poisons everything
Stuart Clark The Sun Kings: the unexpected tragedy of Richard Carrington and how modern astronomy began
Chalmers Johnson Nemesis: the last days of the American republic
John Brockman, editor What We Believe But Cannot Prove: Today's leading thinkers on science in the age of uncertainty
Ayaan Hirsi Ali Infidel
Ian Buruma Murder in Amsterdam: the Death of Theo Van Gogh & the Limits of Tolerance
Bernard-Henri Levy American Vertigo: Traveling America in the Footsteps of Tocqueville
Richard Dawkins The God Delusion
Matthew Chapman 40 Days and 40 Nights: Darwin, Intelligent Design, God, OxyContinů
Matthew Chapman Trials of the Monkey, an Accidental Memoir
Geneive Abdo Mecca and Main Street: Muslim Life in America after 9/11
Anthony Arthur Radical Innocent: Upton Sinclair
Ioan James Remarkable Mathematicians: Euler to von Neumann
William J. Broad The Oracle: Ancient Delphi and the Science Behind Its Secrets
Ross King The Judgment of Paris: The Revolutionary Decade that Gave the World Impressionism
Paul Johnson Napoleon
Richard Clogg A Concise History of Greece
Da Chen Sounds of the River
Hal Hellman Great Feuds in Mathematics

Fiction, 2007

Kiara Brinkman Up High in the Trees
Travis Holland The Archivist's Story
James Robertson The Testament of Gideon Mack
Dalia Sofer The Septembers of Shiraz
Gaurav Suri & Hartosh Singh Bal A Certain Ambiguity: a mathematical novel
Dominic Smith The Beautiful Miscellaneous
Ian McEwan On Chesil Beach
Peter Ho Davies The Welsh Girl
Andrew O'Hagan Be Near Me
Damon Galgut The Good Doctor
Mohsin Hamid The Reluctant Fundamentalist
Paul Auster Oracle Night
Yasmina Khadra The Sirens of Baghdad
Yasmina Khadra The Swallows of Kabul
Hisham Matar In the Country of Men
Vendela Vida Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name
M. J. Hyland How the Light Gets in
Ronan Bennett Havoc, in its Third Year
Margaret Lazarus Dean The Time It Takes to Fall
Emma Darwin The Mathematics of Love
Javier Sierra The Secret Supper
Rebecca Goldstein The Mind-Body Probem
Michael Collins Death of a Writer
Gore Vidal Julian
Vernor Vinge Rainbows End

Nonfiction, 2006

Da Chen Colors of the Mountain
Asne Seierstad The Bookseller of Kabul
Masuda Sultan My War at Home
G. H. Hardy A Mathematician's Apology
Arthur Goldschmidt, Jr Modern Egypt: The Formation of a Nation-State
Flo Conway & Jim Siegelman Dark Hero of the Information Age: In Search of Norbert Wiener The Father of Cybernetics
Raymond G. Ayoub, editor Musings of the Masters: An Anthology of Miscellaneous Reflections
William Poundstone Prisoner's Dilemma
James Gleick Isaac Newton
Joseph Mazur Euclid in the Rainforest
Kelly Monroe Kullberg Finding God Beyond Harvard: The Quest for Veritas
Amir D. Aczel Descartes' Secret Notebook
John Neafsey A Sacred Voice is Calling
John Parker R. L. Moore: Mathematician & Teacher
Michael D'Antonio Hershey: Milton S. Hershey's Extraordinary Life of Wealth, Empire, and Utopian Dreams
Richard Zacks The Pirate Coast: Thomas Jefferson, the First Marines, and the Secret Mission of 1805
Matthew Stewart The Courtier and the Heretic: Leibniz, Spinoza, and the Fate of God in the Modern World
Stephen Kinzer Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change
David Darling Teleportation: the Impossible Leap
David Lindley Boltzmann's Atom
Sam Harris The End of Faith: Religion, terror, future of reason
Jon Krakauer Into the Wild
David Leavitt The Man Who Knew Too Much: Alan Turing
Rebecca Goldstein Incompleteness: Proof and Paradox of Kurt Godel
Norman Macrae John von Neumann: Scientific Genius

Fiction, 2006

Mark Haddon The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
Philip Roth The Plot Against America
Henry Porter Brandenburg
Michel Houellebecq The Elementary Particles
Ha Jin War Trash
Nicole Krauss Man Walks into a Room
Nicole Krauss The History of Love
Ian McEwan Saturday
Panos Karnezis The Maze
James Meek The People's Act of Love
Khaled Hosseini The Kite Runner
Banana Yoshimoto NP
M. J. Hyland Carry Me Down
David Mitchell Black Swan Green
Peter Carey Theft: A Love Story
Da Chen Brothers
James Lasdun Seven Lies
Angela Davis-Gardner Plum Wine
Robert A. Heinlein Job: a Comedy of Justice
Thomas Legendre The Burning
Thomas Mullen The Last Town on Earth
Philip Pullman The Subtle Knife
Philip Pullman The Amber Spyglass
James Morrow Towing Jehovah
Dan Simmons The Hollow Man
Apostolos Doxiadis Uncle Petros & Goldbach's Conjecture
Robert Charles Wilson Spin
Carl Hiaasen Skinny Dip
Robert J. Sawyer Mindscan

Nonfiction, 2005

Andy Marino A Quiet American: the secret war of Varian Fry
Tom Reiss The Orientalist: Solving the Mystery of a Strange and Dangerous Life
David Bodanis E=mc^2: A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation
Ian Buruma & Avishai Margalit Occidentalism: the West in the Eyes of its Enemies
Peter Goodchild Edward Teller: the real Dr. Strangelove
Steven Johnson Everything Bad is Good for You
Garrison Keillor Homegrown Democrat
Ross King Michelangelo & the Pope's Ceiling
Nicole & Hugh Pope Turkey Unveiled: A Modern History of Turkey
Stephen Kinzer Crescent & Star: Turkey: Between Two Worlds
Steven D. Levitt & Stephen Dubner Freakonomics: a Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
Michael Lewis Moneyball: the Art of Winning an Unfair Game
Priscilla J. McMillan The Ruin of J. Robert Oppenheimer
Arthur I. Miller Empire of the Stars
Simon Mitton Conflict in the Cosmos: Fred Hoyle's life in science
Ashutosh Sheshabalaya Rising Elephant: The Growing Clash With India Over White-Collar Jobs and its Challenge to America and the World
Nancy Pearcey Total Truth: Liberating Christianity from Its Cultural Captivity
Niall Shanks God, the Devil, and Darwin: A Critique of Intelligent Design Theory
Victor Reppert C.S. Lewis's Dangerous Idea: In Defense of the Argument from Reason
Daniel H. Pink A Whole New Mind
George MacDonald Ross Leibniz
David Salsburg The Lady Tasting Tea: How Statistics Revolutionized Science in the Twentieth Century
William R. Shea & Mariano Artigas Galileo in Rome: The Rise and Fall of a Troublesome Genius
George F. Simmons Calculus Gems: brief lives memorable math
Maurizio Viroli Niccolo's Smile: a Biography of Machiavelli
Alan Watts The Book: on the taboo against who you are
Dave Lindorff This Can't Be Happening
Gerald L. Schroeder The Science of God

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