These Were Okay

2016

  • Bourbon, Strange
  • –Charles Cowdery
  • Aftermath: Star Wars
  • –Chuck Wendig
  • Space Drifters
  • –Paul Regnier
  • The Unincorporated Man
  • –Dani Kollin and Eytan Kollin

2015

  • Raw Spirit
  • –Iain Banks
  • Basket Case
  • –Carl Hiaasen
  • Radiant Angel
  • –Nelson DeMille
  • The End of All Things
  • –John Scalzi
  • Dry Bones
  • –Craig Johnson
  • Redshirts
  • –John Scalzi
  • The Unauthorized Story of Walt Disney's Haunted Mansion
  • –Jeff Baham, Bob McLain and Rolly Crump
  • The Foreign Correspondent
  • –Alan Furst
  • Rocket Boys
  • –Homer Hickam
  • The Black Box
  • –Michael Connelly
  • An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything
  • –Chris Hadfield
  • The Bat
  • –Jo Nesbo
  • Pilots: The Romance of the Air : Pilots Speak About the Triumphs and Tragedies, Fears and Joys of Flying
  • –William Neely

2014

  • Proof: The Science of Booze
  • –Adam Rogers
  • Deke ! U.S. Manned Space From Mercury To the Shuttle
  • –Donald K. Slayton and Michael Cassutt
  • Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey: An American Heritage
  • –Michael R. Veach
  • The Accidental Connoisseur: An Irreverent Journey Through the Wine World
  • –Lawrence Osborne
  • Lexicon
  • –Max Barry

2013

  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • –Douglas Adams
  • Wherever I Wind Up: My Quest for Truth, Authenticity, and the Perfect Knuckleball
  • –R.A. Dickey, with Wayne Coffey
  • The Great Crash 1929
  • –John Kenneth Galbraith
  • Bourbon Whiskey: Our Native Spirit
  • –Bernie Lubbers
  • The Zeroes: My Misadventures in the Decade Wall Street Went Insane
  • –Randall Lane

2012

  • Bourbon, Straight: The Uncut and Unfiltered Story of American Whiskey
  • –Charles K. Cowdery
  • Columbus: The Four Voyages, 1492-1504
  • –Laurence Bergreen
  • The Breaking Wave
  • –Nevil Shute
  • Waiter Rant: Thanks for the Tip--Confessions of a Cynical Waiter
  • –Steve Dublanica
  • Weaving the Web: The Original Design and Ultimate Destiny of the World Wide Web
  • –Tim Berners-Lee
  • Moving the Chains: Tom Brady and the Pursuit of Everything
  • –Charles P. Pierce
  • End the Fed
  • –Ron Paul
  • The Airplane: How Ideas Gave Us Wings
  • –Jay Spenser

2011

  • Nerd Do Well: A Small Boys Journey to Becoming a Big Kid
  • –Simon Pegg
  • Bossypants
  • –Tina Fey
  • Heaven is for Real
  • –Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent
  • Netherland
  • –Joseph O'Neill
  • Senior Year: A Father, A Son, and High School Baseball
  • –Dan Shaughnessy
  • Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World's Most Wanted Hacker
  • –Kevin Mitnick with William L. Simon
  • Jarhead: A Marine's Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles
  • –Anthony Swofford
  • Whatever it Takes: Geoffrey Canada's Quest to Change Harlem and America
  • –Paul Tough
  • The Lock Artist,
  • –Steve Hamilton
  • Skunk Works: A Personal Memoir of My Years of Lockheed
  • –Ben R. Rich & Leo Janos
  • Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void
  • –Mary Roach
  • Jet Age: The Comet, the 707, and the Race to Shrink the World
  • –Sam Howe Verhovek
  • A Week at the Airport
  • –Alain de Botton
  • 9 Dragons
  • –Michael Connelly
  • The B.***S.___ of A.: A Primer in Politics for the Incredibly Disenchanted
  • –Brian Sack
  • The Few: The America “Knights of the Air” Who Risked Everything to Fight in the Battle of Britain
  • –Alex Kershaw

2010

  • The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
  • –John le Carré
  • Bad Things Happen
  • –Harry Dolan
  • Flying Drunk: The True Story of a Northwest Airlines Flight, Three Drunk Pilots, and One Man's Fight for Redemption
  • –Joseph Balzer
  • Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant
  • –Daniel Tammet
  • Odd Man Out: A Year on the Mound with a Minor League Misfit
  • –Matt McCarthy
  • Sh*t My Dad Says
  • –Justin Halpern
  • Skygods: The Fall of Pan Am
  • –Robert Gandt
  • Devil in a Blue Dress
  • –Walter Mosley
  • The Bridges at Toko-Ri
  • –James A. Michener

2009

  • Blood and Bone
  • –William Lashner
  • Turbulent Skies: The History of Commercial Aviation
  • –T.A. Heppenheimer
  • The Blight Way
  • –Patrick F. McManus
  • Island in the Sky
  • –Ernest K. Gann
  • The Great Gatsby
  • –F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Agent to the Stars
  • –John Scalzi
  • The Big Sleep
  • –Raymond Chandler
  • Gods of Tin: The Flying Years
  • –James Salter
  • The Know-It-All: One Man's Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World
  • –A.J. Jacobs
  • A Hostage to Fortune
  • –Ernest K. Gann
  • Fieldwork
  • –Mischa Berlinski
  • The Pyrates
  • –George MacDonald Fraser
  • How the States Got Their Shapes
  • –Mark Stein

2008

  • The Overlook
  • –Michael Connelly
  • Watchmen, Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons
  • –John Higgins
  • Blowback
  • –Brad Thor
  • Make Me An Instrument of Your Peace: Living in the Spirit of the Prayer of Saint Francis
  • –Kent Nerburn
  • The Faithful Spy
  • –Alex Berenson
  • The Making of Star Wars: The Definitive Story Behind the Original Film
  • –J. W. Rinzler
  • The Christmas Sweater
  • –Glenn Beck
  • Visual Design for the Modern Web
  • –Penny McIntire

2007

  • On the Road
  • –Jack Kerouac
  • Casino Royale
  • –Ian Fleming
  • Flying Through Midnight: A Pilot's Dramatic Story of His Secret Missions Over Laos During the Vietnam War
  • –John T. Halliday
  • A Long Way Down
  • –Nick Hornby
  • The Fair Tax Book
  • –Neal Boortz and Congressman John Linder
  • The Principles of Beautiful Web Design
  • –Jason Beaird
  • Codin' for the Web
  • –Charles Wyke-Smith

2006

  • 1776
  • –David McCullough
  • Honeymoon
  • –James Patterson & Howard Roughan
  • Failure is not an Option
  • –Gene Kranz
  • The Geographer's Library
  • –Jon Fasman
  • Blue Streak; Inside jetBlue, the Upstart That Rocked an Industry
  • –Barbara S. Peterson
  • Professional CSS, Cascading Style Sheets for Web Design
  • –Schmitt, Trammel, Marcotte, Orchard, Dominey

2005

  • Bringing Down the House; the inside story of six MIT students who took Vegas for millions
  • –Ben Mezrich
  • Donnerjack
  • –Roger Zelazny and Jane Lindskold
  • Term Limits
  • –Vince Flynn
  • Transfer of Power
  • –Vince Flynn
  • The Third Option
  • –Vince Flynn
  • Why Do Men Have Nipples?
  • –Mark Leyner & Billy Goldberg, M.D.
  • How To Be Invisible
  • –J.J. Luna
  • Son Of Web Pages That Suck
  • –Vincent Flanders