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Monday, December 31, 2018

Books read, 2018

1. The Blueprint: Lebron James, Cleveland's Deliverance, and the Making of the Modern NBA, Jason Lloyd.
2. The Powers of the Earth (Aristillus #1), Travis Corcoran. (Won the Prometheus Award, in the Top Ten I just blogged about.) 
3. Darkship Revenge, Sarah A. Hoyt.
4. Some Fantastic Place: My Life In and Out of Squeeze, Chris Difford. (Read my Chris Difford interview). 
5. Checkmate: One Man's Fight Against Political Corruption, Steven Kraus.
6. Artemis, Andy Weir.
7. Torchship, Karl K. Gallagher.
8. Torchship Pilot, Karl K. Gallagher.
9. The Show That Never Ends: The Rise and Fall of Prog Rock, David Weigel.
10. Torchship Captain, Karl K. Gallagher.
11. The Braintrust: A Harmony of Enemies, Marc Stiegler.
12. Autonomous, Annalee Newitz.
13. The Alexander Inheritance, Eric Flint, Gorg Huff and Paula Goodlett.
14. The Burglar Who Counted the Spoons, Lawrence Block.
15. Hannibal's Oath: The Life and Wars of Rome's Greatest Enemy, John Prevas.
16. The R.A. Lafferty Fantastic MEGAPACK, R.A. Lafferty.
17. Pale Fire, Vladimir Nabokov. (Re-read).
18. Language of the Spirit: An Introduction to Classical Music, Jan Swafford.
19. Death of a Nurse, M. C. Beaton.
20. Nabokov's Pale Fire: The Magic of Artistic Discovery, Brian Boyd.
21. Consider Phlebas, Iain M. Banks.
22. Medieval Europe, Chris Wickham.
23. Hadrian's Wall, Adrian Goldsworthy.
24. The Will to Battle, Ada Palmer.
25. God Save Texas: A Journey Into the Soul of the Lone Star State, Lawrence Wright.
26. The Overstory, Richard Powers.
27. From Now to Now, Marlis Jermutus.
28. Pax Romana, Adrian Goldsworthy.
29. Freeburg, Dan Harkins.
30. Sisters of the Soil, Patricia H. Wilkins.
31. Why Buddhism Is True: The Science and Philosophy of Enlightenment, Robert Wright.
32. Land of the Infidel, Robert Shea.
33. Radiance, Catherynne M. Valente.
34. Watling Street: Travels Through Britain and Its Ever-Present Past, John Higgs.
35. Weather, Dave Lucas.
36. The Night of the Gun, David Carr.
37. The Most Dangerous Man in America: Timothy Leary, Richard Nixon and the Hunt for the Fugitive King of LSD, Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis.
38. The Saracen: The Holy War, Robert Shea.
39. Persian Fire: The First World Empire and the Battle for the West, Tom Holland.
40. The Paris Wife, Paula McLain.
41. Another Year Finds Me in Texas: The Civil War Diary of Lucy Pier Stevens, Vicki Adams Tongate.
42. Out of the Labyrinth: Selected Poems, Charles Henri Ford (re-read).
43. Charles Henri Ford: Between Modernism and Postmodernism, Alexander Howard.
44. Passage to Union: How the Railroads Transformed American Life, 1829-1929, Sarah H. Gordon.
45. The End of All Our Exploring and Other Stories, F. Brett Cox. A good collection by an old friend of mine.
46. Chasing Eris, Brenton Clutterbuck.
47. Skytrain: A Transport Revolution, Philip Kaplan.
48. The Fractal Man, J. Neil Schulman.
49. 1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed, Eric H. Cline.
50. Circuit, Melinda M. Snodgrass.
51. Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos, Vol. 2, August Derleth.
52. Death by Dumpling, Vivien Chien.
53. Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors and the Drug Company That Addicted America, Beth Macy.
54. Daemon, Daniel Suarez.
55. Tell Me What You Want, Justin J. Lehmiller.
56. Grass Roots: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Marijuana in America, Emily Dufton.
57. Always Cedar Point, John  Hildebrandt.
58. Freedom, Daniel Suarez.
59. How to Listen to Jazz, Ted Gioia.
60. Cosmic Trigger 2: Down to Earth, Robert Anton Wilson (re-read).
61. All the Beautiful Lies, Peter Swanson.
62. The Universe Next Door, Robert Anton Wilson (re-read).
63. The Story of Greece and Rome, Tony Spawforth.


Eric Wagner said...

You read a lot of good books this year.

PQ said...

This is quite a list!

Which were your 5 favorites from the year?

I've been meaning to pick up The Overstory, keep hearing great things about it.

PQ said...

Just saw your post on top 10 reads from the year...