I Really Loved These

2016

  • Station Eleven
  • –Emily St. John Mandel
  • When Breath Becomes Air
  • –Paul Kalanithi and Abraham Verghese
  • Beacon 23
  • –Hugh Howey
  • Wool
  • –Hugh Howey
  • Shift
  • –Hugh Howey
  • Dust
  • –Hugh Howey
  • Let's Pretend This Never Happened
  • –Jenny Lawson
  • The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
  • –Isabel Wilkerson
  • United: Thoughts on Finding Common Ground and Advancing the Common Good
  • –Cory Booker

2015

  • The Goldfinch
  • –Donna Tartt
  • All You Need Is Kill
  • –Hiroshi Sakurazaka
  • Old Man's War
  • –John Scalzi
  • The Ghost Brigades
  • –John Scalzi
  • The Last Colony
  • –John Scalzi
  • The Android's Dream
  • –John Scalzi
  • Fuzzy Nation
  • –John Scalzi
  • The Forever War
  • –Joe Haldeman
  • Hunting Eichmann: How a Band of Survivors and a Young Spy Agency Chased Down the World's Most Notorious Nazi
  • –Neal Bascomb
  • Lock In: A Novel of the Near Future
  • –John Scalzi
  • All the Light We Cannot See
  • –Anthony Doerr
  • Beautiful Ruins
  • –Jess Walter
  • Metatropolis
  • –John Scalzi
  • Little Fuzzy
  • –H. Beam Piper

2014

  • Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
  • –Cheryl Strayed
  • Snow Crash
  • –Neal Stephenson
  • Riding Rockets: The Outrageous Tales of a Space Shuttle Astronaut
  • –Mike Mullane
  • Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
  • –Anthony Bourdain
  • The Sisters Brothers
  • –Patrick deWitt
  • Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief
  • –Lawrence Wright

2013

  • Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
  • –Alfred Lansing
  • The Dog Stars
  • –Peter Heller
  • The Kite Runner
  • –Khaled Hosseini
  • Boozehound: On the Trail of the Rare, the Obscure, and the Overrated in Spirits
  • –Jason Wilson

2012

  • Me the People: One Man's Selfless Quest to Rewrite the Constitution of the United States of America
  • –Kevin Bleyer
  • The entire Walt Longmire Mystery series
  • –Craig Johnson
  • Bitters: A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All, with Cocktails, Recipes, and Formulas
  • –Brad Thomas Parsons
  • In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex
  • –Nathaniel Philbrick
  • Waiting for Teddy Williams
  • –Howard Frank Mosher
  • Calico Joe
  • –John Grisham

2011

  • In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences
  • –Truman Capote
  • Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
  • –Laura Hillenbrand
  • The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey
  • –Candice Millard
  • Water for Elephants
  • –Sara Gruen
  • Moonlight Mile
  • –Dennis Lehane

2010

  • Cutting for Stone
  • –Abraham Verghese
  • April 1865: The Month That Saved America
  • –Jay Winik
  • A Devil to Play: One Man's Year-Long Quest to Master the Orchestra's Most Difficult Instrument
  • –Jasper Rees
  • A Walk in the Woods
  • –Bill Bryson
  • Replay
  • –Ken Grimwood
  • The Scarecrow
  • –Michael Connelly

2009

  • Fate Is the Hunter
  • –Ernest K. Gann
  • Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe
  • –Laurence Bergreen
  • A Man on the Moon
  • –Andrew Chaikin
  • The Given Day
  • –Dennis Lehane

2008

  • The Killer Angels
  • –Michael Shaara

2007

  • Echo Park
  • –Michael Connelly
  • The Planets
  • –Dava Sobel
  • 25 Myths You've Got to Avoid – If You Want to Manage Your Money Right
  • –Jonathan Clements
  • Transcending CSS, The Fine Art of Web Design
  • –Andy Clarke
  • The Adobe Photoshop CS3 Book for Digital Photographers
  • –Scott Kelby

2006

  • Spin State
  • –Chris Moriarty
  • The Closers
  • –Michael Connelly
  • Web Standards Solutions, The Markup and Style Handbook
  • –Dan Cederholm
  • Bulletproof Web Design
  • –Dan Cederholm

2005

  • The Gold Coast
  • –Nelson DeMille
  • Schindlers List
  • –Thomas Keneally
  • The Narrows
  • –Michael Connelly
  • Web Type Expert
  • –Tom Arah