2005 Book Log In Review

The annual Round up…

1. The Know-It-All: One Man’s Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World by A.J. Jacobs

2. Made In America: My Story by Sam Walton

3. Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire

4. How We Believe: Science, Skepticism, and the Search for God by Michael Shermer, 2nd Edition

5. America (The Book): A Citizen’s Guide to Democracy Inaction by the Daily Show Writers

6. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

7. Lamb, The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore

8. The Cartoon History of the Universe II by Larry Gonick

9. The Confusion: Volume II of the Baroque Cycle by Neal Stephenson


10. System of the World: Volume 3 of the Baroque Cycle by Neal Stephenson

11. Investment Fables: Exposing the Myths of “Can’t Miss” Investment Strategies by Aswath Damodaran

12. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling

13. The Shakespeare Miscellany by David Crystal and Ben Crystal

14. Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon (59 pages, then abandoned)

14. The Science of Good & Evil: Why People Cheat, Gossip, Care, Share, and Follow The Golden Rule by Michael Shermer

15. Foucalt’s Pendulum by Umberto Eco

16. The Truth (with Jokes) by Al Franken

17. How To Buy A Business by Richard A. Joseph, Anna M. Nekoranec, Carl H. Steffens

18. What No One Ever Tells You About Starting Your Own Business, Second Edition: Real Life Startup Advice from 101 Successful Entrepreneurs by Jan Norman.

19. The Small Business Valuation Book by Lawrence W. Tuller

20. The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2005 Edited by Dave Eggers, Introduction by Beck

21. Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke

22. The Slightly Cloudy Patriot by Sarah Vowell

The Books Not Journaled
23. McSweeneys 15
24. McSweeneys 16
25. McSweeneys 17
26. McSweeneys 18
27. Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich
28. Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde

The Christmas Haul: On the Reading Stand

  • Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
  • Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog) by Jerome K. Jerome
  • The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2001 Edited by Edward O. Wilson
  • Our Endangered Values by Jimmy Carter
  • The Borderlands of Science: Where Sense Meets Nonsense by Michael Shermer
  • Bull! A History of the Boom, 1982 – 1999 by Maggie Mahar
  • All The President’s Spin by Ben Fritz, Bryan Keefer, and Brendan Nyhan
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time byMark Haddon
  • Learning Perl – O’Reilly Books
  • PayPal Hacks – O’Reilly Books