To Read List – Compiled



O The Big Short by Michael Lewis
O Brooklyn Knight by CJ Henderson
Bad Science – Ben Goldacre
O Beautiful Yetta the Yiddish Chicken by Daniel Pinkwater
Black Bodies and Quantum Cats – Jennifer Ouellette
Black Butler (manga)
Blacksad by Juan Diaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido
Britten and Brulightly by Hannah Berry
Betrayal Knows My Name by Hotaru Odagiri (manga)
Bitter Seeds by Ian Tregellis


Cirque du Freak (manga)
Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things by Randy Frost and Gail Steketee
O Carrots Love Tomatoes by Louise Riotte
The Case of the Gypsy Goodbye by Nancy Springer
Calamity Jack by Shannon Hale
Causing a Scene: Extraordinary Pranks in Ordinary Places with Improv Everywhere by Charlie Todd and Alex Scordelis


The Devil You Know by Mike Carey
Defending Middle-earth, Tolkien: Myth and Modernity by Patrick Curry
D.Gray-man (manga)
Dogs (manga)
Dead Things – Stephen Blackmoore (Ed. Read July 2014)
Drive – Daniel Pink (Ed. read Jan 2012)


The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery (ED. Read Oct. 09)


Firefly: Still Flying


Ghosts of Manhattan by George Mann
A Guide to Folktales in Fragile Dialects by Catherynne M. Valente
Getting Rid of the Performance Review – Samuel Culbert


Howard’s End is on the Landing – Susan Hill
Heck: Where the Bad Kids Go by Dale E. Basye


Ikigami: The Ultimate Limit (manga)
In the Walnut (manga)
Invent Your Own Computer Games with Python by Al Sweigart
Isle of Forbidden Love by Duo Brand
It Takes a Wizard (manga)
The Innovator’s Prescription by Clayton M. christensen


Jack Frost (manga)


King Maker by maurice Broaddeis
Killing the Tinkers by Ken Bruen


Laon (manga)
Laundry Trans. Becka Mary McKay
Legacy: The beginning By Dew Platt
Living for Tomorrow (manga)
That Lass O’ Lowrie’s by Hodgson Burnett
O London Falling – Paul Cornell


The Mystery of Mary Rogers – Rick Geary
The Mockingbirds – Daisy Whitney
The Monster – Michael W. Hudson
Mr. Adams’ Last Crusade – Joseph Wheelan
Masters of Mystery – Christopher Sandford
Moneyless Man – Mark Boyle
Maverick – Ricardo Semler
Marketing Me – Douglas J. Wolf
Monument – Lloyd Biggle Jr.
The Mote in God’s Eye – Niven and Pournelle
The Man Who Folded Himself – David Gauold
Made by Hand – Mark Frauenfelder
Madness Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 by Kairi Shimotsuki
MPD-Psycho (manga)
Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes – Maria Konnikova
O Mini-Weapons of Mass Destruction: Build Implements of Spitball Warfare by John Austin
Made By Hand: Searching for Meaning in a Throwaway World by Mark Frauenfelder


Nature’s Garden: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting and Preparing Edible Wild Plants by Samuel Thayer


The One-Straw Revolution – Masanobu Fukuoka
Outwitting Squirrels by Bill Adler, Jr.


Portrait of M&N Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 by Tachibana Higuchi



Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger by Ron Sider

Rapunzel’s Revenge by Shannon Hale
The Repossession Mambo by Eric Garcia


Skin & Bones: Parallel Practices Between Fashion and Architecture
Stalking the Wild Asparagus
O The Story of Philosophy by Will Durant (Thank you, Supernatural fandom. *grumble*)
Strong – Avis Cardella
Summer of the Ubume
Switch (manga)
SANDMAN SLIM by Richard Kadrey (ED. Read Sept. 09)

Stuffed and Starved by Raj Patel
The Shame of the Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America by Jonathan Kozol
Son of a Grifter


Totally Captivated (manga)
A Taste of Salt – Fances Temple


Unholy Ghosts by Stacia Kane
The Urban Homestead by Kelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen
Upside of Irrationality by Dan Ariely
The Unschooling Handbook – Grace llewellyn


Vampire’s Portrait


Whole Earth Discipline by Stewart Brand
The Wisdom of Psychopaths – Kevin Dutton

White Noise by Don Delino
White Cat by Holly Black



Yellow (manga)


ZOO by Otsuichi

The Cutie by Donald E. Westlake
Falling, Fly by Skyler White
The Famished Road by Ben Okri
FIRST CONTACT: Or, It’s Later Than You Think by Evan Mandery (Janet Reid)
A Girl’s Guide to Guns and Monsters by various
On Killing by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman
The Pinball Effect: How Renaissance Water Gardens Made the Carburetor Possible – and Other Journeys by James Burk

I Am A Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to Be Your Class President by Josh Lieb
Inconsolable by Shaheed Shabazz
O Killing Castro by Lawrence Block
The Kingdom of Gods – N. K. Jemisin
My Soul to Save by Rachel Vincent
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
Not Less Than Gods by Kage Baker
The Participatory Museum by Nina Simon
Property Outlaws: How Squatters, Pirates, and Protesters Improve the Law of Ownership by Eduardo Penalver and Sonia Katyal
The Revisionists – Thomas Mullen
The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister
Shadow Prowler by Alexey Pehov
Tattoo in Japan by by John Harte
O Touched by an Alien by Gini Koch

American Nomads by Richard Grant
The Anthology of Dark Wisdom ed. William Jones
The Authoritarians by Bob Altemeyer
ARIEL by Steven R Boyett
THE ALCHEMY OF STONE by Ekaterina Sedia
Cheap: the High Cost of Discount Culture by Ellen Ruppel Shell
Calculating God – Robert J. Sawyer
Burn me Deadly by Alex Bledsoe
HER FEARFUL SYMMETRY by Audrey Niffenegger
O The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
O The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (short story collection, multiple authors)
Money for Nothing: One Man’s Journey through the Dark Side of Lottery Millions by Ed Ugel
Nest of Spies by Fabrice De Pierrebourg and Michel Juneau- Katsuya
NORSE CODE by Greg van Eekhout
Rag and Bone by Peter Manseau
Redemption in Indigo by Karen Lord
O Soulless by Gail Carriger
Slights by Kaaron Warren
STORIES IN STONE by David Williams
TAINTED by Julie Kenner
Talking About Detective Fiction by P.D. James
White Sands, Red Menace by Ellen Klages
Whoops! Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay -by John Lanchester’s

100 Stories for Haiti
O The Affinity Bridge by George Mann
A week at the Airport – Alain de Botton
Agatha H and the Airship City – Phil & Kaja Foglio
The Great Influenza by John M. Barry
Homeschooling – Carol Guess
Hereditary Genius – F. Galton
H.P. Lovecraft: Against the World, Against Life -Michel Houellebecq
He Died with His Eyes Open by Derek Raymond
The Intergalactic Playground: Children and Science Fiction by Farah Mendlesohn
Inconsolable by Shaheed Shabazz
Ice Cream: A History – Ivan P. Day
Illicit Flirtations – Rhacel Salazar Parrenas
The Information – James Gleick
Low Life – Luc Sante
Midnight at the Well of Souls – Jack Chalker
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
Not Less Than Gods by Kage Baker
Our Choice by Al Gore
Portland Noir – short story collection
The Participatory Museum by Nina Simon
Peter and Max: A Fables Novel by Bill Willingham
Prometheus Rising – Robert Anton Wilson
A Red Herring without Mustard – Alan Bradley
Replay – Ken Grimwood
Risen Empire – Scott Westerfield
Rite of Passage – Alexei Panshin
The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister
Shadow Prowler by Alexey Pehov
O The Story of Philosophy by Will Durant
A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again – David Foster Wallace
O The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie – Alan Bradley
The Silent Goldoliers – William Goldman
Spin – Robert Charles Wilson
The Snow Queen – Joan D. Vinge
Tune in Tokyo – Tim Anderson
The Weed that Strings the Hangman’s Bag – Alan Bradley
Tau Zero – Poul Anderson

The 100 Thing Challenge – Dave Bruno
O 1Q84 – Haruki Murakami
O The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind – William Kamkwamba and Byran Mealer
O The Bone Key – Sarah Monette
A Brilliant Darkness – Joas Magueijo
Betryal Knows My Name Vol. 1 – Hotaru Odagiri
Bloody Chester – JT Petty & Hilary Florido
Brain Wave – Poul Anderson
Brasyl – Ian McDonald
Beggars in Spain – Nancy Kress
O The Barsoom Project – Niven and Barnes
On Basilisk Station – David Weber
Balfour & Meriwether – Daniel Abraham
Birdseye – Mark Kurlansky
Cold Fire – Kate Elliot
The Corporation – Joel Bakan
The Culture of Fear – Barry Glassner
The Cosmic Puppets – Phillip K. Dick
Captive Audience – Susan Crawford
Dandelion Hunter – Rebecca Lerner
Dancers Among Us – Jordan Matter
The Desert of Souls – Howard Andrew Jones
Dumbing Us Down – John Taylor Gatto
Dark Mirror – MJ Putney
Empire Star – Samuel Delany
Earthlight – Arthur C. Clarke
Everything on It – Shel Silverstein
Empire State – Adam Christopher

Earth – David Brin
Flow – Mihaly Csikazentmihalyi

Flashforward – Robert J. Sawyer
Fra Keeler – Azareen Van der vliet Oloomi
Fate’s Edge – Ilona Andrews
Galactic Patrol – E E Smith
Geneses, geneologies, genres, and genius – J. Derrida
Genius: The Natural History of Creativity – H. J. Eysenck
The Genius in us all – D. Shenk
Genius 101 – DK Simonton
The Ghost Pirates – William Hope Hodgson
O Grifter’s Game – Lawrence Block
O Gun Machine – Warren Ellis
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland In a Ship of Her Own Making – Catherynne M. Velente
Kalimpura – Jay Lake
Mind the Gap: Intimate Strangers – Jim McCain & Rodin Esquejo
Obsessive Genius – Barbara Goldsmith
The Order of Odd-Fish – James Kennedy
Primary Inversion – Catherine Asaro
The Power of Unreasonable People – John Elkington and Pamela Hartigan
Poke the Box – Seth Godin
Through the Valley of the Nest of Spiders – Samuel R. Delany
Three Parts Dead – Max Gladstone

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