My Annual Booklists

Since 1994 I have tracked the books I read. Any book can qualify, long or short, fiction or non-fiction, technical or fun, as long as I read it completely.

2005 Booklist
  1. The Future of Ideas: The Fate of the Commons in a Connected World
    Lawrence Lessig
  2. The Da Vinci Code
    Dan Brown
  3. A Beautiful Mind:
    The Life of Mathematical Genius and Nobel Laureate John Nash

    Sylvia Nasar
  4. The Cider House Rules
    John Irving
  5. Naked Lunch
    William S. Burroughs
  6. 1066 and All That: A Memorable History of England…
    Walter C. Sellar and Robert J. Yeatman
  7. Endangered and Threatened Wildlife of the Chesapeake Bay Region:
    DE, MD and VA

    Christopher P. White
  8. Sphere
    Michael Crichton
  9. One Knee Equals Two Feet
    (And Everything Else You Need To Know About Football)

    John Madden
  10. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman
    Laurence Sterne
  11. The Reader
    Bernhard Schlink
  12. All Too Human: A Political Education
    George Stephanopoulos
  13. Evening in the Palace of Reason: Bach Meets Frederick the Great
    in the Age of the Enlightenment

    James R. Gaines
  14. Non Campus Mentis
    Anders Henriksson
  15. The Creation Memos
    Goeffrey Atkinson
  16. Arrogant Capital: Washington, Wall Street and the Frustration of American Politics
    Kevin Phillips
  17. 100 Best Selling Albums of the 50s
    Charlotte Greig
  18. Crazy Salad
    Nora Ephron
  19. Chain of Command: The Road from 9/11 to Abu Ghraib
    Seymour Hersh
  20. A Spy for All Seasons: My Life in the CIA
    Duane “Dewey” Clarridge
  21. 100 Best Selling Albums of the 60s
    Gene Sculatti
  22. Rise of the Vulcans: The History of Bush’s War Cabinet
    James Mann
  23. Flu: The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918
    and the Search for the Virus that Caused It

    Gina Kolata
  24. Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
    Jared Diamond
  25. The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA
    James D. Watson
  26. The Diamond Age, or, A Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer
    Neal Stephenson