These Were Not My Thing

2021

  • How I Invest My Money
  • –Joshua Brown and Brian Portnoy

2020

  • The Intelligent Investor
  • –Benjamin Graham
  • Beating the Street
  • –Peter Lynch

2019

  • Annihilation
  • –Jeff Vandermeer
  • Things Fall Apart
  • –Chinua Achebe
  • Brief Answers to the Big Questions
  • –Stephen Hawking
  • The Thin Green Line: The Money Secrets of the Super Wealthy
  • –Paul Sullivan
  • Millionaire Teacher: The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School
  • –Andrew Hallam
  • Escape Velocity
  • –Jonathon Paul Isaacs

2018

  • John Dies at the End
  • –David Wong
  • The New New Thing
  • –Michael Lewis
  • Chasing the Demon: A Secret History of the Quest for the Sound Barrier, and the Band of American Aces Who Conquered It
  • –Dan Hampton
  • The Cuban Affair
  • –Nelson de Mille
  • Get Money Smart: Simple Lessons to Kickstart Your Financial Confidence & Grow Your Wealth
  • –Robert Pagliarini

2017

  • Marsbound
  • –Joe Haldeman
  • Hillbilly Elegy
  • –J.D. Vance
  • The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • –Robert A. Heinlein
  • H is for Hawk
  • –Helen Macdonald
  • The Darwin Elevator
  • –Jason M. Hough
  • Capital Gaines
  • –Chip Gaines
  • Sand
  • –Hugh Howey
  • How to Raise an Adult
  • –Julie Lythcott-Haims

2016

  • No Dream Is Too High: Life Lessons From a Man Who Walked on the Moon
  • –Buzz Aldrin and Ken Abraham
  • Dauntless
  • –Jack Campbell

2015

  • TransAtlantic
  • –Colum McCann
  • Gray Mountain
  • –John Grisham
  • Cryptonomicon
  • –Neal Stephenson

2014

  • Attempting Normal
  • –Marc Maron
  • The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History
  • –Robert M. Edsel and Bret Witter

2013

  • Wager with the Wind: The Don Sheldon Story
  • –James Greiner

2012

  • Flights of Passage: Recollections of a World War II Aviator
  • –Samuel Hynes
  • Freedom Flyers: The Tuskegee Airmen of World War II
  • –J. Todd Moye
  • Gideon's Sword
  • –Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

2011

  • Well, how 'bout that? No books this year that were “not my thing.”

2010

  • The Shadow of the Wind
  • –Carlos Ruiz Zaf√≥n
  • Daemon
  • –Daniel Suarez
  • Blackout
  • –Connie Willis
  • The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible
  • –A.J. Jacobs

2009

  • The Brass Verdict
  • –Michael Connelly
  • Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time
  • –Dava Sobel
  • Dear American Airlines
  • –Jonathan Miles
  • Problem Solving 101: A Simple Book For Smart People
  • –Ken Watanabe

2008

  • Many Worlds In One: The Search for Other Universes
  • –Alex Vilenkin
  • Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
  • –Jared Diamond

2007

  • Airline Without a Pilot
  • –Harry L. Nolan
  • The Art & Science of CSS
  • –Adams, Bolton, Johnson, Smith, and Snook

2006

  • Biggest Brother
  • –Larry Alexander
  • State of Fear
  • –Michael Crichton
  • The Tipping Point
  • –Malcolm Gladwell
  • Never Have Your Dog Stuffed
  • –Alan Alda
  • The Camel Club
  • –David Baldacci
  • Monster Careers: Interviewing
  • –Jeff Taylor
  • Steal This Computer Book 3
  • –Wallace Wang

2005

  • Running Blind
  • –Lee Child
  • How to Enjoy Your Life and Your Job
  • –Dale Carnegie
  • The Sword of Shannara
  • –Terry Brooks
  • Spies Among Us
  • –Ira Winkler
  • Rule of Four
  • –Ian Caldwell & Dustin Thomason
  • Conspiracy of Fools
  • –Kurt Eichenwald
  • Winning
  • –Jack and Suzy Welch
  • The Art of the Steal
  • –Frank W. Abagnale
  • Magnetic Service
  • –Chip R. Bell & Bilijack R. Bell