2008 Book Wrap-Up
The Universe in a Nutshell by Stephen William Hawking
Love Hawking's books.
Storm Front by Jim Butcher
Wonderful! About a wizard working in modern day Chicago.
Shopgirl by Steve Martin
Surprisingly insightful and unique. Nice going, Steve Martin.
The Theory of Everything: The Origin and Fate of the Universe by Stephen Hawking
Inspiring book about traveling for long periods of time.
Obsession by Karen Robards
Popcorn, but quite compelling popcorn.
Who Wants to be a Scientist?: Choosing Science as a Career by Nancy Rothwell
The competition for the book I'm writing. Not as good as mine. So there.
The World Without Us by Alan Weisman
Interesting, but not a must-read.
The Best American Science Writing 2004 Edited by Dava Sobel
The books in this series are all good.
Rainbows End by Vernor Vinge
Great vision of the future, uncompelling story. I kind of dragged through it, but I'm glad I have the vision.
The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander Mccall Smith
Very unique and entertaining.
The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss
Inspiring and fascinating book, written by a douche-bag.
Next by Michael Crichton
Could not put it down, but ultimately kind of forgettable.
Death in Paradise by Robert B. Parker
I have no recollection of reading this.
Fantastic Voyage by Ray Kurzweil and Terry Grossman
Actually made me try to eat less sugar.
When Things Start to Think by Neil Gershenfeld
Island by Richard Laymon
Couldn't put it down. Great.
The Best American Science Writing 2001 Edited by Timothy Ferris
Shrink Rap by Robert B. Parker
Barely remember this.
The Best American Science Writing 2000 Edited by James Gleick
Miss Gloucester City by Johannah Spero
My sister wrote this! So proud of her. It's based on my uncle and grandmother.
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
Very good overview of science.
***All Your Worth: The Ultimate Lifetime Money Plan by Elizabeth Warren and Amelia Warren Tyagi
Fabulous book. I didn't have a clue how to deal with my finances before this book. Now I feel completely confident that everything's under control.
The Boy Who Couldn't Stop Washing by Judith L. Rapoport
Fascinating book about OCD. Just the first chapter should blow you away.