Books 2015

I read fewer non-fiction books in 2015 and fewer books total.

# Title Author Pages Start Date End Date
1 Salt: A World History Mark Kurlansky 494 2014/11/20 2015/01/04
2 The Peripheral William Gibson 485 2014/12/28 2015/01/18
3 Firefight (Reckoners, #2) Brandon Sanderson 432 2015/1/19 2015/01/22
4 City of Lost Dreams (City of Dark Magic, #2) Magnus Flyte 368 2015/1/24 2015/01/30
5 The Emperor’s Blades (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, #1) Brian Staveley 480 2014/3/29 2015/02/06
6 The Providence of Fire (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, #2) Brian Staveley 737 2015/2/7 2015/02/14
7 Lady of Mazes Karl Schroeder 384 2015/2/20 2015/02/25
8 Quicksilver (The Baroque Cycle, #1) Neal Stephenson 960 2015/3/2 2015/04/19
9 Messenger’s Legacy Peter V. Brett 136 2015/4/19 2015/04/20
10 Perfect State Brandon Sanderson 87 2015/4/22 2015/04/22
11 The Skull Throne (Demon Cycle, #4) Peter V. Brett 681 2014/3/29 2015/05/03
12 The Rebirths of Tao (Tao, #3) Wesley Chu 512 2014/12/7 2015/05/07
13 The Affinities Robert Charles Wilson 300 2015/5/10 2015/05/15
14 Apex (Nexus, #3) Ramez Naam 608 2014/12/7 2015/05/29
15 The Water Knife Paolo Bacigalupi 376 2015/5/31 2015/06/06
16 The Power of Glamour: Longing and the Art of Visual Persuasion Virginia Postrel 288 2015/2/2 2015/06/07
17 Nemesis Games (Expanse, #5) James S.A. Corey 536 2015/6/11 2015/06/21
18 Time Salvager Wesley Chu 381 2015/8/2 2015/08/04
19 The Confusion (The Baroque Cycle, #2) Neal Stephenson 848 2015/6/23 2015/08/23
20 Fool’s Quest (The Fitz and The Fool, #2) Robin Hobb 766 2015/8/29 2015/09/10
21 Seveneves Neal Stephenson 867 2015/9/14 2015/09/30
22 The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet Becky Chambers 417 2015/10/4 2015/10/14
23 Shadows of Self (Mistborn, #5) Brandon Sanderson 383 2014/3/29 2015/10/31
24 The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1) Brandon Sanderson 541 2015/11/1 2015/11/07
25 The Well of Ascension (Mistborn, #2) Brandon Sanderson 796 2015/12/6 2015/11/11
26 The Hero of Ages (Mistborn, #3) Brandon Sanderson 724 2015/12/6 2015/11/21
27 Ancillary Mercy (Imperial Radch, #3) Ann Leckie 363 2015/12/6 2015/12/05
28 Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits David Wong 384 2015/12/6 2015/12/07
29 Special Topics in Calamity Physics Marisha Pessl 514 2015/12/23 2015/12/26

Audiobooks

# Title Author Length Start Date End Date
1 Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt Michael Lewis 288 2015/1/5 2015/01/28
2 The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies Erik Brynjolfsson, Andrew McAfee 320 2015/2/6 2015/03/08
3 The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger Marc Levinson 376 2015/3/15 2015/04/26
4 The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business Charles Duhigg 286 2015/4/28 2015/06/21

Books 2014

My year in reading.

Books

# Title Author Pages Start Date End Date
1 Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets Nassim Nicholas Taleb 368 2014/01/01 2014/01/16
2 The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard, #1) Scott Lynch 752 2014/01/12 2014/01/28
3 Red Seas Under Red Skies (Gentleman Bastard, #2) Scott Lynch 786 2014/01/30 2014/02/09
4 Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design Charles Montgomery 368 2014/02/09 2014/02/22
5 The Republic of Thieves (Gentleman Bastard, #3) Scott Lynch 609 2014/02/15 2014/02/27
6 Influx Daniel Suarez 416 2014/02/28 2014/03/06
7 The Flight of the Silvers (Silvers, #1) Daniel Price 608 2014/03/08 2014/03/19
8 Ancillary Justice Ann Leckie 410 2014/03/29 2014/04/08
9 Nexus (Nexus, #1) Ramez Naam 460 2014/04/09 2014/04/14
10 Crux (Nexus, #2) Ramez Naam 512 2014/04/18 2014/04/24
11 Great North Road Peter F. Hamilton 1100 2014/04/27 2014/05/14
12 American Property:: A History of How, Why, and What We Own Stuart Banner 340 2014/03/08 2014/05/18
13 The Atrocity Archives (Laundry Files, #1) Charles Stross 372 2014/05/18 2014/05/21
14 The Jennifer Morgue (Laundry Files, #2) Charles Stross 420 2014/05/22 2014/05/24
15 The Fuller Memorandum (Laundry Files, #3) Charles Stross 312 2014/05/25 2014/05/26
16 The Apocalypse Codex (Laundry Files, #4) Charles Stross 336 2014/05/26 2014/05/31
17 The Churn (Expanse, #3.5) James S.A. Corey 77 2014/06/08 2014/06/09
18 Gods of Risk (Expans,e #2.5) James S.A. Corey 68 2014/06/10 2014/06/12
19 The Quantum Thief (The Jean le Flambeur Series, #1) Hannu Rajaniemi 337 2014/06/16 2014/06/26
20 Cibola Burn (Expanse, #4) James S.A. Corey 608 2014/06/28 2014/07/11
21 Regenesis: How Synthetic Biology Will Reinvent Nature and Ourselves George M. Church, Ed Regis 304 2014/06/01 2014/07/12
22 The Algebraist Iain M. Banks 434 2014/07/13 2014/07/31
23 The Rhesus Chart (Laundry Files, #5) Charles Stross 369 2014/08/01 2014/08/06
24 Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies Alastair Bonnett 270 2014/08/09 2014/08/12
25 Hurricane Fever Tobias S. Buckell 272 2014/08/15 2014/08/19
26 The Devil’s Intern (The Devil’s, #1) Donna Hosie 288 2014/08/25 2014/08/28
27 Lock In John Scalzi 337 2014/09/14 2014/09/15
28 What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions Randall Munroe 303 2014/10/13 2014/10/15
29 Cool Tools: A Catalog of Possibilities Kevin Kelly 472 2014/10/16 2014/10/18
30 Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future Ed Finn, Kathryn Cramer, Lawrence M. Krauss, Neal Stephenson, Elizabeth Bear, Cory Doctorow, Karl Schroeder, Bruce Sterling 532 2014/09/17 2014/10/25
31 Ancillary Sword (Imperial Radch, #2) Ann Leckie 359 2014/10/25 2014/10/31
32 The Widow’s House: Book 4 of the Dagger and the Coin Daniel Abraham 512 2014/10/31 2014/11/02
33 City of Stairs Robert Jackson Bennett 466 2014/11/08 2014/11/10
34 Sixth of the Dusk (Cosmere) Brandon Sanderson 96 2014/11/12 2014/11/14
35 Fool’s Assassin (The Fitz and the Fool, #1) Robin Hobb 688 2014/11/21 2014/11/30
36 Skin Deep (Legion, #2) Brandon Sanderson, Jon Foster 208 2014/12/02 2014/12/06
37 Undercity (Major Baahjan, #1) Catherine Asaro 332 2014/12/07 2014/12/21
38 Ajax Penumbra 1969 (Kindle Single) Robin Sloan 61 2014/12/25 2014/12/25

Audiobooks

# Title Author Length Start Date End Date
1 The House of Hades Rick Riordan 17:32:00 2014/01/02 2014/03/15
2 Divergent Veronica Roth 11:11:00 2014/04/23 2014/04/27
3 Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning Peter C. Brown 08:34:00 2014/08/11 2014/09/23
2 Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food Paul Greenberg 08:49:00 2014/09/29 2014/12/21

Books 2013

I made it through more books this year largely because I read a lot of epic fantasy, which I can plow through quite fast. In 2014 I hope to increase my audiobook listening and utilize the library more.

Books

# Title Author Pages Start Date End Date
1 Alif the Unseen G. Willow Wilson 433 2012/12/28 2013/01/03
2 The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail – But Some Don’t Nate Silver 544 2013/1/6 2013/01/19
3 Knife of Dreams (Wheel of Time, #11) Robert Jordan 814 2013/1/19 2013/01/26
4 The Gathering Storm (Wheel of Time, #12; A Memory of Light, #1) Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson 1120 2013/1/27 2013/01/29
5 Towers of Midnight (Wheel of Time, #13; A Memory of Light, #2) Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson 865 2013/1/30 2013/02/01
6 A Memory of Light (Wheel of Time, #14) Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson 909 2013/2/1 2013/02/02
7 C++ Concurrency in Action Anthony Williams 528 2012/12/9 2013/02/02
8 Legion Brandon Sanderson 88 2013/2/16 2013/02/16
9 Debt: The First 5,000 Years David Graeber 534 2013/2/3 2013/02/21
10 The Mongoliad: Book Two (Foreworld, #2) Neal Stephenson, Erik Bear, Greg Bear, Joseph Brassey, Nicole Galland, Cooper Moo, Mark Teppo, Mike Grell 464 2013/2/22 2013/03/03
11 The Poisoner’s Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York Deborah Blum 336 2013/3/3 2013/03/10
12 The Mongoliad: Book Three (Foreworld, #3) Neal Stephenson, Greg Bear, Mark Teppo, Nicole Galland, Erik Bear, Joseph Brassey, Cooper Moo, Mike Grell 804 2013/3/12 2013/03/21
13 Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time Jeff Speck 320 2013/3/24 2013/03/29
14 The Stockholm Octavo Karen Engelmann 432 2013/3/31 2013/04/08
15 Mistborn Trilogy (Mistborn, #1-3) Brandon Sanderson 2307 2013/4/14 2013/04/29
16 The Lives of Tao Wesley Chu 464 2013/5/1 2013/05/04
17 VB6: Eat Vegan Before 6:00 to Lose Weight and Restore Your Health . . . for Good Mark Bittman 288 2013/5/13 2013/05/13
18 The Emperor’s Soul Brandon Sanderson 167 2013/5/10 2013/05/17
19 RabbitMQ in Action: Distributed Messaging for Everyone Alvaro Videla 314 2013/5/13 2013/05/19
20 The Warded Man (Demon Cycle, #1) Peter V. Brett 434 2013/5/9 2013/05/27
21 The Desert Spear (Demon Cycle, #2) Peter V. Brett 674 2013/5/24 2013/06/03
22 The Modern Web: Multi-Device Web Development with HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript Peter Gasston 264 2013/5/29 2013/06/08
23 The Daylight War (Demon Cycle, #3) Peter V. Brett 768 2013/6/3 2013/06/08
24 City 2.0: The Habitat of the Future and How to Get There TED Books 119 2013/5/27 2013/06/10
25 Elantris Brandon Sanderson 508 2013/6/9 2013/06/16
26 The Prisoner of Heaven (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books, #3) Carlos Ruiz Zafón 279 2013/6/13 2013/06/22
27 Lexicon Max Barry 400 2013/6/16 2013/06/26
28 Effective C++: 55 Specific Ways to Improve Your Programs and Designs Scott Meyers 318 2013/6/22 2013/06/28
29 The Alloy of Law (Mistborn, #4) Brandon Sanderson 333 2013/6/15 2013/07/01
30 Neptune’s Brood (Freyaverse #2) Charles Stross 336 2013/6/29 2013/07/07
31 Bad Data Handbook: Cleaning Up The Data So You Can Get Back To Work Q. Ethan McCallum 264 2013/7/4 2013/07/10
32 Leviathan Wakes (Expanse, #1) James S.A. Corey 561 2013/6/29 2013/07/15
33 City: A Guidebook for the Urban Age P.D. Smith 400 2013/7/11 2013/07/23
34 Caliban’s War (Expanse, #2) James S.A. Corey 595 2013/4/9 2013/07/23
35 The First 20 Minutes: Surprising Science Reveals How We Can: Exercise Better, Train Smarter, Live Longer Gretchen Reynolds 257 2013/7/16 2013/07/27
36 Abaddon’s Gate (Expanse, #3) James S.A. Corey 566 2013/7/15 2013/08/03
37 The Dragon’s Path (The Dagger and the Coin, #1) Daniel Abraham 555 2013/7/24 2013/08/17
38 The King’s Blood (The Dagger and the Coin #2) Daniel Abraham 517 2013/8/18 2013/08/20
39 Interactive Data Visualization for the Web Scott Murray 272 2013/7/27 2013/08/21
40 Terra Nova: The New World After Oil, Cars, and Suburbs Eric W. Sanderson 352 2013/8/11 2013/08/23
41 The Tyrant’s Law (The Dagger and the Coin, #3) Daniel Abraham 512 2013/8/24 2013/09/06
42 Ninety Percent of Everything: Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry That Puts Clothes on Your Back, Gas in Your Car, and Food on Your Plate Rose George 304 2013/9/8 2013/09/17
43 Introduction to Tornado Michael Dory, Adam Parrish, Brendan Berg 138 2013/9/12 2013/09/18
44 The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1) Philip Pullman 399 2013/9/15 2013/09/24
45 Average Is Over: Powering America Beyond the Age of the Great Stagnation Tyler Cowen 304 2013/9/21 2013/09/29
46 The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials, #2) Philip Pullman 326 2013/10/1 2013/10/11
47 Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy Christopher L. Hayes 2013/10/11 2013/10/24
48 The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials, #3) Philip Pullman 518 2013/10/14 2013/11/04
49 The Incrementalists Steven Brust, Skyler White 304 2013/11/6 2013/11/21
50 The Deaths of Tao Wesley Chu 464 2013/12/3 2013/12/17
51 Steelheart (Reckoners, #1) Brandon Sanderson 384 2013/12/23 2013/12/28

Audiobooks

# Title Author Length Start Date End Date
1 The Mark of Athena Rick Riordan 15:08:00 2013/12/01 2013/12/21