Books I have read since January 2009

Here is a list of all the books I have read since January 2009. 1 = good. 0 = not good.

1. God is Not Great – Christopher Hitchens    1

2. On the Origin of Species – Charles Darwin    1

3. Unweaving the Rainbow – Richard Dawkins    1

4. English Words – Heidi Harley    0

5. The Infinite Book – John D. Barrow    1

6. The Book of General Ignorance – John Lloyd    1

7. Morphological Productivity – Laurie Bauer    1

8. New Moon – Stephanie Meyer    -1

9. Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey Through The Tenth Dimension – Michio Kaku    1

10. Shatnerquake – Jeff Burk    -1

11. The Music of the Primes – Marcus Du Sautoy    1

12. Consciousness Explained – Daniel Dennett 0

13. Fictions – Jorge Luis Borges    1

14. Up Till Now – William Shatner    0

15. Physics of the Impossible – Michio Kaku   1

16. Fantastic Mr. Fox – Roald Dahl    1

17. Labyrinths – Jorge Luis Borges    1

18. Night Train to Lisbon – Pascal Mercier 1

19. The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald    1

20. Fantastic Mr. Fox: The Official Screenplay – Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach    0

21. The Fountainhead – Ayn Rand      1

22. The Revenge of Gaia – James Lovelock      1

23. My Uncle Oswald – Roald Dahl      1

24. A Hero of Our Time – Mikhael Lermontov     1

25. Mondo et Autre Histoires – Jean-Marie Gust Le Clézio    1

****2010****

26. The Atheist’s Guide to Christmas – Ed. Ariane Sherine     1

27. In Search of Schrodinger’s Cat – John Gribbin      1

28. Cosmos – Carl Sagan      1

29. Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions – Edwin Abbott     1

30. Moomin: The Complete Comic Strip Book One – Tove Jansson      1

31. The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature – Steven Pinker    1

32. How Not To Grow Up – Richard Herring    1

33. Gang Lands: Brazil – Ross Kemp    0

34. Brave New World – Aldous Huxley    1

35. Brighton Rock – Graham Greene    1

36. Sum: Forty Tales of The Afterlife – David Eagleman     1

37. Why does e-mc^2? – Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw    1

38. The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence For Evolution – Richard Dawkins     1

39. Sigo Diciendo : Los Monólogos de la Sexta – Andreu Buenafuente      1

40. The Time Traveller’s Guide to Medieval England – Ian Mortimer      1

41. The Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence – Carl Sagan      1

42. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? – Philip K. Dick     1

43. Piers Plowman – William Langland      0

44. What Sport Tells Us About Life – Ed Smith       1

45. Une Breve Histoire Du Temps – Stephen Hawking      1

46. Aesop’s Fables – Aesop     1

47. The Truth Vibrations – David Icke      0

48. One Day – David Nicholls      1

****2011****

49. 1984 – George Orwell      1

50. The Grand Design – Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow      1

51. How I Escaped My Certain Fate – Stewart Lee      1

52. Hitch 22 : A Memoir – Christopher Hitchens      1

53. Hercolubus or Red Planet – V M Rabolú      0

54. The Bible According to Mark Twain – Mark Twain      1

55. Genius – James Gleick      1

56. The Psychopath Test – John Ronson      1

57. Down and Out in Paris and London – George Orwell      1

58. Children of the Matrix –  David Icke     0

59. Incognito – David Eagleman      1

60. Solar – Ian McEwan      0

61. Deception Point – Dan Brown      0

62. Breakfast of Champions – Kurt Vonnegut      1

63. The Man in the High Castle – Philip K. Dick      1

64. The Quiet American – Graham Greene      1

65. Keep the Aspidistra Flying – George Orwell      1

66. Dead Souls – Nikolai Gogol      1

67. Les Aventures D’Alice Au Pays Des Merveilles – Lewis Carroll      1

68. I, Partridge: We Need to Talk about Alan – Alan Partridge      1

69. The Naked Scientist – Chris Smith      0

70. Le Petit Prince – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry      1

****2012****

71. The Satanic Verses – Salman Rushdie      1

72. The Illuminatus! Trilogy – Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson      1

73. Jurassic Park – Michael Crichton      1

74: Hope: A Tragedy – Shalom Auslander      1

75: The Information – James Gleick      1

76: Mots d’Heures: Gousse, Rames – Luis d’Antin van Rooten      1

77: Valis – Philip K Dick      1

78: La Défense Loujine – Valdimir Nabokov      1

79: El Prisionero del Cielo – Carlos Ruiz Zafón      1

80. I Am The Secret Footballer – The Secret Footballer      0

81. This is a Book – Demetri Martin      1

82. The Number Mysteries – Marcus du Sautoy      1

83. Lost At Sea – Jon Ronson      1

84. The Horologicon – Mark Forsyth      1

85. A Billion Jokes Vol. 1 – Peter Serafinowicz      1

86. Dispatches – Michael Herr      1

87. The Better Angels of our Nature: A History of Violence and Humanity – Steven Pinker      1

****2013****

88. The Vanishing Act – Mette Jakobsen      1

89. A Shropshire Lad – A E Housman      0

90. Lost London – Richard Guard      1

91. English as She is Spoke – Jose da Fonseca and  Carolino      1

92. Is That a Fish in Your Ear? The Amazing Adventure of Translation – David Bellos      1

93. On The Map: Why The World Looks The Way It Does  – Simon Garfield      1

94. Sin Noticias de Gurb – Eduardo Mendoza      1

95: El Misterio de la Cripta Embrujada – Eduardo Mendoza      1

96. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn      1

97. Cat’s Cradle – Kurt Vonnegut      1

98. Pastoralia – George Saunders      1

99. Straight Up: My Autobiography – Danny Dyer      0

100. Roadside Picnic – Boris Strugatsky and Arkady Strugatsky      1

101. Me Talk Pretty One Day – David Sedaris      1

****2014****

102. The Day of the Triffids – John Wyndham      1

103. The Art of War – Sun Tzu      1

104. Is Mars Habitable? – Alfred Russel Wallace      1

105: ¿Qué Ven los Astronautas Cuando Cierran los Ojos? – Antonia Martínez Ron      1

106: The Overcoat – Nikolai Gogol      1

107: The Rachel Papers – Martin Amis      0

108: I Am Spock – Leonard Nimoy      1

109: Comedy Rules: From the Cambridge Footlights to Yes, Prime Minister – Jonathan Lynn  1

110: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court – Mark Twain      1

111: The Most Beautiful Walk in the World: A Pedestrian in Paris – John Baxter      1

112: Britain Under the Romans – S. E. Winbolt      0

113: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay – Michael Chabon      1

114: Look Who’s Back – Timur Vermes      1

115: Poems of Thomas Hardy – Claire Tomalin      0

116: Wonderboys – Michael Chabon      1

117: The First Circle – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn      1

118: American Gods – Neil Gaiman      0

119: Definitely Maybe – Boris Strugatsky and Arkady Strugatsky      1

120: The Things They Carried – Tim O’Brien      1

121: The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway      1

122: Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury

123: The Midwich Cuckoos – John Wyndham       1

124: The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century – Steven Pinker      0

****2015****

125: The Diary of a Nobody – George and Weedon Grossmith      1

126: Knowledge is Beautiful – David McCandless      1

127: Thinking Fast and Slow – Daniel Khaneman      1

128: The Circle – Dave Eggers      1

129: So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed – Jon Ronson      1

130: A Hero of Our Time – Mikhail Lermontov       1

131: Colourless Tsukuru Tazaki – Haruki Murakami      1

132: Adventures in the Screen Trade – William Goldman     1

133: The Book of the Dead – E. A. Wallis Budge      0

134: The Nose – Nikolai Gogol      1

135: Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights – Salman Rushdie     0

136: Egil’s Saga – Snorri Sturluson      1

****2016****

137: The Art of Language Invention – David Peterson      0

138: The Cat’s Table – Michael Ondaatje      1

139: The Mandarin and Other Stories – Eca de Quieroz      1

140: Lifeabet – Aaron Gillies      1

141: Happy City: Restoring Our Live Through Urban Design – Charles Montgomery      1

142: The Gift of the Gab: How Eloquence Works – David Crystal      1

143: Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls – David Sedaris     1

144: The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations That Transform The World – David Deutsch    1

145: Poking A Dead Frog – Mike Sacks      1

146: We – Yevgeny Zamyatin      1

147: De Profundis – Oscar Wilde      0

148: I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life – Ed Yong    1

149: The Football Ramble – M Speller, L Moore, J Campbell, P Donaldson    1

150: Our Songbirds – Matt Sewell      1

151: The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat – Oliver Sacks      1

152: The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make A Big Difference – Malcolm Gladwell   1

153: The Island of the Colourblind and Cycad Island – Oliver Sacks      1

154: Hard-Boiled Wonderland And The End Of The World – Haruki Murakami      1

155: A Walk In The Woods – Bill Bryson      1

****2017****

156: The Cyclist Who Went Out In The Cold – Tim Moore      1

157: We Do Things Differently: The Outsiders Rebooting our World – Mark Stevenson      1

158: Antifragile: Things The Gain From Disorder – Nassim Nicholas Taleb      1

159: Norwegian Wood – Haruki Murakami      1

160: I, Robot – Isaac Asimov      1

161: Fathers and Sons – Ivan Turgenev      1

162: The Reader – Bernhard Schlink      1

163: Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind – Yuval Noah Harari      1

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