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.

2008 Booklist
  1. Microcosmos: Four Billion Years of Microbial Evolution
    Lynn Margulis and Dorion Sagan
  2. The Poincare Conjecture: In Search of the Shape of the Universe
    Donal O’Shea
  3. My Life in CIA: A Chronicle of 1973
    Harry Mathews
  4. Monkeyluv and Other Essays on Our Lives as Animals
    Robert M. Sapolsky
  5. Richmond Burning: The Last Days of the Confederate Capital
    Nelson Lankford
  6. An American Life: One Man’s Road to Watergate
    Jeb Stuart Magruder
  7. Harry Byrd and the Changing Face of Virginia Politics, 1945-1966
    J. Harvie Wilkinson III
  8. Modern Electronics
    W. Leblanc and A. Carter
  9. Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War
    Mark Bowden
  10. Bottles: Identification and Price Guide
    Michael Polak
  11. The Zimmermann Telegram
    Barbara W. Tuchman
  12. A Pretext For War: 9/11, Iraq, and the Abuse of America’s Intelligence Agencies
    James Bamford
  13. Intruder in the Dust
    William Faulkner
  14. The Revolution, A Manifesto
    Ron Paul
  15. When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management
    Roger Lowenstein
  16. Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions
    (re-read from about 1977)
    Edwin A. Abbott
  17. Early Life
    Lynn Margulis
  18. Banana Republicans
    Sheldon Rampton and John Stauber
  19. The Secret of the Rosary
    St. Louis de Montfort
  20. The President of Good and Evil: Questioning the Ethics of George W. Bush
    Peter Singer
  21. A Pictorial History of Crime
    Julian Symons
  22. From Beowulf to Virginia Woolf:
    An Astounding and Wholly Unauthorized History of English Literature

    Robert Manson Myers
  23. The 26 Letters
    Oscar Ogg
  24. The Coal Tattoo
    Silas House
  25. Mumbo Jumbo
    Ishmael Reed
  26. The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency
    Alexander McCall Smith
  27. The Master Butchers Singing Club
    Louise Erdrich