In Alphabetical Order: (slowly being imported from my older blog)



Dale E. Basye

  • Heck: Where the Bad Kids Go

PT Barnum

  • The Art of Money Getting

Brene Brown

  • Daring Greatly

Hannah Berry

  • Britten and Brulightly

Maurice Broaddeis

  • King Maker 

Ken Bruen

  • Killing the Tinkers 

Duo Brand

  • Isle of Forbidden Love

Hodgson Burnett

  • That Lass O’ Lowrie’s

Mark Boyle

  • Moneyless Man


Juan Diaz Canales & Juanjo Guarnido

  • Blacksad

P. Djeli Clark

  • The Black God’s Drums

Mike Carey

  • The Devil You Know

Patrick Curry

  • Defending Middle-earth, Tolkien: Myth and Modernity 

Clayton M. Christensen

  • The Innovator’s Prescription

Paul Cornell

  • London Falling


Cory Doctrow

  • Radicalized



James Fell

  • The Holy Shit Moment


Ben Goldacre

  • Bad Science


Kevin Hearne

  • Hexed




Richard Kadrey

  • The Grand Dark

Althea Kontis

  • When Tinker Met Bell





Jenny Odell

  • How to Do Nothing

Jennifer Ouellette

  • Black Bodies and Quantum Cats





Caitlin Starling

  • The luminous Dead





Chuck Wendig

  • Vultures

Fran Wilde

  • The Fire Opal Mechanism






The Mystery of Mary Rogers – Rick Geary

Calamity Jack by Shannon Hale
Howard’s End is on the Landing – Susan Hill
The Monster – Michael W. Hudson

Ghosts of Manhattan by George Mann
Laundry Trans. Becka Mary McKay

Betrayal Knows My Name by Hotaru Odagiri (manga)

Legacy: The beginning By Dew Platt

The Case of the Gypsy Goodbye by Nancy Springer
Invent Your Own Computer Games with Python by Al Sweigart
Masters of Mystery – Christopher Sandford
Maverick – Ricardo Semler

Bitter Seeds by Ian Tregellis
Causing a Scene: Extraordinary Pranks in Ordinary Places with Improv Everywhere by Charlie Todd & Alex Scordelis

A Guide to Folktales in Fragile Dialects by Catherynne M. Valente

The Mockingbirds – Daisy Whitney
Mr. Adams’ Last Crusade – Joseph Wheelan
Marketing Me – Douglas J. Wolf

D.Gray-man (manga)
Dogs (manga)
Firefly: Still Flying
Ikigami: The Ultimate Limit (manga)
In the Walnut (manga)
It Takes a Wizard (manga)
Jack Frost (manga)
Laon (manga)
Living for Tomorrow (manga)
MPD-Psycho (manga)

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
Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes – Maria Konnikova
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
The Story of Philosophy by Will Durant
Strong – Avis Cardella
Summer of the Ubume
Switch (manga)
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
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
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
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

The Authoritarians by Bob Altemeyer

American Nomads by Richard Grant
The Anthology of Dark Wisdom ed. William Jones

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
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

  • I Contain Multitudes – Ed Yong
  • Fooled by Randomness – Nassim Taleb
  • One Nation Under Gods – Richard Abanes
  • The War of Art – Steven Pressfield
  • Going Through the Change – Samantha Bryant
  • Change of Life – Samantha Bryant

Dryad-Born — Jeff Wheeler

The Gospel of Loki — Joanne M. Harris

Hangwire — Adam Christopher

The Black-Eyed Blonde — Benjamin Black

Rising Steam — Terry Pratchett

The Waking Engine — David Edison

Anna Dressed in Blood — Kendare Blake

Horrorstor — Grady Hendrix

Maplecroft — Cherie Priest

The Ritual — Adam Nevill
The Boy Who Loved Math — Deborah Heiligman

Blood of the Lamb — Sam Cabot

A Spy to Die For — Kris DeLake

Hidden Cities — Moses Gates

Huntress — Melinda Lo

The Dark of the Forest — Russell Hillman

Demons, Dolls & Milkshakes — Nelson Pyles

Psycho-Mania — ed. Stephen Jones

The Mercury Waltz — Kathe Koja

Addiction by Design — Natasha Dow Schull
A Horrible Experience of Unbearable Length — Roger Ebert

The Adventures of Sally — PG Wodehouse

Bachelors Anonymous — PG Wodehouse

Black Feathers — Joseph D’Lacey

Florham: The Lives of an American Estate — Friends of Florham

Arcadia — James Erwin

The Corpse Reader — Antonio Garrido

Andromeda’s Fall — William C. Dietz

Sold for Endless Rue — Madeline E. Robins

Babayaga — Toby Barlow
Little Fires Everywhere – Celeste Ng

The King is Always About the People – Daniel Alarcon

The Man Who Couldn’t Stop – David Adam

The Sea is Ours – Ed. Jaymee Goh & Joyce Chng

The Crow’s Dinner – Jonathan Carroll

The Glass Town Game – Catherynne M. Valente

Skavenger’s Hunt – Mike Rich

The Genius Plague – David Walton

Murder, Magic, and What We Wore – Kelly Jones

Dragons: The Modern Infestation – Pamela Wharton Blanpied
Straight Outta Tombstone — David Boop

Telling the Map — Christopher Rowe

A Lit Fuse — Nat Segaloff

Ka — John Crowley

The Jewel and Her Lapidary — Fran Wilde

The Slow Regard of Silent Things — Peter Rothfuss

The Delirium Brief — Charlie Stross
Women in Power – Blema Steinberg

Rise of the Rocket Girls – Nathalia Holt

A Passion for Leadership – Robert Gates

American Icon – Bryce G. Hoffman

The President’s Book of Secrets – David Priess

Shoe Dog – Phil Knight

Dereliction of Duty – HR McMaster

Putin’s Kleptocracy – Karen Dawisha
How to Lie with Statistics — Darrell Huff

How to Fake a Moon Landing — Darryl Cunningham

The Girl of Fire and Thorns — Rae Carson

Fake ID — Lamar Giles

The Encyclopedia of Early Earth — Isabel Greenburg

Carousel Tides — Sharon Lee
Carousel Sun — Sharon Lee

Wicked After Midnight — Delilah S. Dawson

The Occult Roots of Nazism — Nicholas Goodrick Clarke