books

As a bibliophile, I keep a record of books I've read and want to read, along with lists of books as recommendations. I mostly read science fiction, along with drama, crime, noir, historical fiction, and occasionally non-fiction as an educational exercise. notations: 📚 - paper book ; 💾 - ebook

Currently reading: 3 books; Want to read: 189 books; Have read 664 books (84 this year)

Books I'm Currently Reading

    Meditations📚physical - non-fiction by Marcus Aurelius (180)
    Shame📚physical - fiction by Salman Rushdie (1983)
    Shards of Earth📚physical - fiction & sci-fi by Adrian Tchaikovsky (2021)

Books I Want to Read

  1. Breached: Why Security Law Fails and How to Improve It - non-fiction by Daniele J. Solove and Woodrow Hartzog (2022)
  2. Drunk on All Your Strange New Worlds - fiction & sci-fi by Eddie Robson (2022)
  3. The Book Eaters - fiction & sci-fi by Sunyi Dean (2022)
  4. The City Inside - fiction & sci-fi by Samit Basu (2022)
  5. The Fight for Privacy: Protecting Dignity, Identity, and Love in the Digital Age - non-fiction by Danielle Citron (2022)
  6. The Future is Degrowth: A Guide to a World beyond Capitalism - non-fiction by Matthias Schmelzer, Aaron Vansintjan, Andrea Vetter (2022)
  7. The Happy Valley - fiction & sci-fi by Benjamin Harnett (2022)
  8. The Immortal King Rao - fiction & sci-fi by Vauhini Vara (2022)
  9. Time for Socialism - non-fiction by Thomas Piketty (2022)
  10. What Moves The Dead - fiction & sci-fi by T. Kingfisher (2022)
  11. Why Privacy Matters - non-fiction by Neil Richards (2022)
  12. A Master of Djinn 💾digital - fiction & sci-fi by P. Djèlí Clark (2021)
  13. Bear Head - fiction & sci-fi by Adrian Tchaikovsky (2021)
  14. Cogs and Monsters: What Economics Is, and What It Should Be - non-fiction by Diane Coyle (2021)
  15. Dial A for Aunties - fiction by Jesse Q. Sutanto (2021)
  16. Helgoland: The World of Quantum Theory - non-fiction by Carlo Rovelli (2021)
  17. Industry Unbound: The Inside Story of Privacy, Data, and Corporate Power - non-fiction by Ari Ezra Waldman (2021)
  18. Light from Uncommon Stars - fiction & sci-fi by Ryka Aoki (2021)
  19. Privacy Is Hard and Seven Other Myths - non-fiction by Jaap-Henk Hoepman (2021)
  20. Rabbits - fiction & sci-fi by Terry Miles (2021)
  21. Remember: The Science of Memory and the Art of Forgetting - non-fiction by Lisa Genova (2021)
  22. Termination Shock - fiction & sci-fi by Neil Stephenson (2021)
  23. The All-Consuming World - fiction & sci-fi by Cassandra Khaw (2021)
  24. The Books of All Skies 💾digital - fiction & sci-fi by Greg Egan (2021)
  25. The Comfort Book - non-fiction by Matt Haig (2021)
  26. The Nutmeg's Curse: Parables for a Planet in Crisis - non-fiction by Amitav Ghosh (2021)
  27. The Reading List - fiction by Sara Nisha Adams (2021)
  28. The Sentence - fiction by Louise Erdrich (2021)
  29. The Space Between Worlds 💾digital - fiction & sci-fi by Micaiah Johnson (2021)
  30. Why Privacy Matters - non-fiction by Neil Richards (2021)
  31. Attack Surface 💾digital - fiction & sci-fi by Cory Doctorow (2020)
  32. Beyond the Gender Binary - non-fiction by Alok Vaid-Menon (2020)
  33. Black Leopard, Red Wolf - fiction & sci-fi by Marlon James (2020)
  34. Burnt Sugar - fiction by Avni Doshi (2020)
  35. I Will Judge You by Your Bookshelf - non-fiction by Grant Snider (2020)
  36. Kleptopia: How Dirty Money Is Conquering the World - non-fiction by Tom Burgis (2020)
  37. Law for Computer Scientists and Other Folks 💾digital - non-fiction by Mireille Hildebrandt (2020)
  38. Some Assembly Required: Decoding Four Billion Years of Life, from Ancient Fossils to DNA - non-fiction by Neil Shubin (2020)
  39. To Sleep in a Sea of Stars - fiction & sci-fi by Christopher Paolini (2020)
  40. Lanny - by Max Porter (2019)
  41. Middlegame - fiction & sci-fi by Seanan McGuire (2019)
  42. Outgrowing God: A Beginner’s Guide 💾digital - by Richard Dawkins (2019)
  43. Red, White & Royal Blue - by Casey McQuiston (2019)
  44. The AI Does Not Hate You: Superintelligence, Rationality and the Race to Save the World - by Tom Chivers (2019)
  45. The Binding - by Bridget Collins (2019)
  46. The Collected Schizophrenias: Essays - by Esmé Weijun Wang (2019)
  47. The Deep History of Ourselves: The Four-Billion-Year Story of How We Got Conscious Brains - non-fiction by Joseph E. LeDoux (2019)
  48. The Fire Starters - by Jan Carson (2019)
  49. The Great Mental Models Volume 1: General Thinking Concepts 💾digital - fiction & sci-fi by Shane Parrish (2019)
  50. Thick: And Other Essays - by Tressie McMillan Cottom (2019)
  51. Unauthorized Bread - by Cory Doctorow (2019)
  52. Zed - by Joanna Kavenna (2019)
  53. Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World - non-fiction by Meredith Broussard (2018)
  54. Binti: The Night Masquerade 💾digital - fiction & sci-fi by Nnedi Okorafor (2018)
  55. Bullshit Jobs: A Theory - by David Graeber (2018)
  56. Hello World: Being Human in the Age of Algorithms - by Hannah Fry (2018)
  57. Privacy's Blueprint: The Battle to Control the Design of New Technologies - non-fiction by Woodrow Hartzog (2018)
  58. Re-engineering Humanity - non-fiction by Brett Frischmann and Evan Selinger (2018)
  59. Semiosis 💾digital - fiction & sci-fi by Sue Burke (2018)
  60. The Art of Logic in an Illogical World - by Eugenia Cheng (2018)
  61. Women Talking - by Miriam Toews (2018)
  62. Binti: Home 💾digital - fiction & sci-fi by Nnedi Okorafor (2017)
  63. Gnomon 📚physical - fiction & sci-fi by Nick Harkaway (2017)
  64. Life 3.0 Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence 💾digital - non-fiction by Max Tegmark (2017)
  65. Rosewater 💾digital - fiction & sci-fi by Tade Thompson (2017)
  66. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness - by Arundhati Roy (2017)
  67. The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. 💾digital - by Neal Stephenson (2017)
  68. Theft by Finding Diaries 📚physical - non-fiction by David Sedaris (2017)
  69. Unsong - fiction & sci-fi by Scott Alexander (2017)
  70. Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong—and the New Research That's Rewriting the Story - by Angela Saini (2016)
  71. Infomocracy - fiction & sci-fi by Malka Ann Older (2016)
  72. Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise - by K. Anders Ericsson (2016)
  73. Psychology: A Complete Introduction 💾digital - by Sandi Mann (2016)
  74. Radiance - fiction & sci-fi by Catherynne M. Valente (2016)
  75. Story Genius: How to Use Brain Science to Go Beyond Outlining and Write a Riveting Novel (Before You Waste Three Years Writing 327 Pages That Go Nowhere) - by Lisa Cron (2016)
  76. The Gene: An Intimate History 📚physical - non-fiction by Siddhartha Mukherjee (2016)
  77. The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories - fiction & sci-fi by Ken Liu (2016)
  78. Three Moments of an Explosion: Stories 💾digital - fiction & sci-fi by China Miéville (2016)
  79. A Darker Shade of Magic - fiction & sci-fi by V.E. Schwab (2015)
  80. Aurora 💾digital - fiction & sci-fi by Kim Stanley Robinson (2015)
  81. Rationality: From AI to Zombies - by Eliezer Yudkowsky (2015)
  82. The Just City - fiction & sci-fi by Jo Walton (2015)
  83. The Vital Question: Energy, Evolution, and the Origins of Complex Life - by Nick Lane (2015)
  84. The Wind's Twelve Quarters & The Compass Rose 📚physical - fiction & sci-fi by Ursula K. Le Guinn (2015)
  85. Discourses and Enchiridion - by Epictetus (2014)
  86. MaddAddam 📚physical - fiction & sci-fi by Margaret Atwood (2014)
  87. Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies - by Nick Bostrom (2014)
  88. Every Cradle is a Grave: Rethinking the Ethics of Birth and Suicide - by Sarah Perry (2013)
  89. Proxima 💾digital - fiction & sci-fi by Stephen Baxter (2013)
  90. The Year of the Flood - fiction & sci-fi by Margaret Atwood (2013)
  91. Time is the Fire: The Best of Connie Willis 💾digital - fiction & sci-fi by Connie Willis (2013)
  92. Waste Tide - fiction & sci-fi by Chen Qiufan (2013)
  93. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking 📚physical - non-fiction by Susan Cain (2012)
  94. The Unreal and the Real: Selected Stories, Volume One: Where on Earth 📚physical - fiction & sci-fi by Ursula K. Le Guin (2012)
  95. The Unreal and the Real: Selected Stories, Volume Two: Outer Space, Inner Lands 📚physical - fiction & sci-fi by Ursula K. Le Guin (2012)
  96. Debt: The First 5,000 Years - non-fiction by David Graeber (2011)
  97. Leviathan Wakes 💾digital - fiction & sci-fi by James S. A. Corey (2011)
  98. Reamde 💾digital - by Neal Stephenson (2011)
  99. 1Q84: Book 3 - fiction & sci-fi by Haruki Murakami (2010)
  100. Chomsky On Anarchism - by Noam Chomsky (2010)
  101. Schild's Ladder 💾digital - fiction & sci-fi by Greg Egan (2010)
  102. The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer - by Siddhartha Mukherjee (2010)
  103. 1Q84: Book 1 💾digital - fiction & sci-fi by Haruki Murakami (2009)
  104. 1Q84: Book 2 💾digital - fiction & sci-fi by Haruki Murakami (2009)
  105. Wireless 📚physical - fiction & sci-fi by Charles Stross (2009)
  106. Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy - non-fiction by David D. Burns (2008)
  107. Incandescence 💾digital - fiction & sci-fi by Greg Egan (2008)
  108. Revelation Space 💾digital - fiction & sci-fi by Alastair Reynolds (2008)
  109. The Improv Handbook: The Ultimate Guide to Improvising in Comedy, Theatre, and Beyond - by Tom Salinsky (2008)
  110. Animal's People - by Indra Sinha (2007)
  111. The Last Wish 💾digital - fiction & sci-fi by Andrzej Sapkowski (2007)
  112. The God Delusion 📚physical - non-fiction by Richard Dawkins (2006)
  113. Death with Interruptions - by José Saramago (2005)
  114. Olympos - by Dan Simmons (2005)
  115. Pushing Ice 📚physical - fiction & sci-fi by Alastair Reynolds (2005)
  116. The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom - by Jonathan Haidt (2005)
  117. Cloud Atlas - by David Mitchell (2004)
  118. Going Postal 💾digital - fiction & sci-fi by Terry Pratchett (2004)
  119. Iron Sunrise 📚physical - fiction & sci-fi by Charles Stross (2004)
  120. The Confusion - by Neal Stephenson (2004)
  121. The System of the World - by Neal Stephenson (2004)
  122. An Introduction to Contemporary Metaethics - by Alex Miller (2003)
  123. Ilium - by Dan Simmons (2003)
  124. Oryx and Crake 💾digital - by Margaret Atwood (2003)
  125. Quicksilver - by Neal Stephenson (2003)
  126. Quicksilver (The Baroque Cycle, Vol. 1, Book 1) - by Neal Stephenson (2003)
  127. Consciousness: A User's Guide 📚physical - non-fiction by Adam Zeman (2002)
  128. Coraline - by Neil Gaiman (2002)
  129. From These Ashes: The Complete Short SF of Fredric Brown - by Fredric Brown (2002)
  130. Fooled by Randomness - non-fiction by Nasim Taleb (2001)
  131. Meaning and Argument: An Introduction to Logic Through Language 📚physical - by Ernest Lepore (2000)
  132. Parasite Rex: Inside the Bizarre World of Nature's Most Dangerous Creatures 💾digital - by Carl Zimmer (2000)
  133. Psychology Applied to Modern Life: Adjustment in the 21st Century - by Wayne Weiten (2000)
  134. Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software - by Charles Petzold (1999)
  135. Starfish 💾digital - fiction & sci-fi by Peter Watts (1999)
  136. Profit Over People: Neoliberalism and Global Order - by Noam Chomsky (1998)
  137. The Sparrow - fiction & sci-fi by Mary Doria Russell (1996)
  138. The Great Conversation: A Historical Introduction to Philosophy - by Norman Melchert (1995)
  139. Permutation City 💾digital📚physical - by Greg Egan (1994)
  140. The Memory Police 💾digital - fiction & sci-fi by Yoko Ogawa (1994)
  141. The Fifth Kingdom 📚physical - by Bryce Kendrick (1992)
  142. Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience - by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (1990)
  143. Incompleteness, Nonlocality, and Realism: A Prolegomenon to the Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics - non-fiction by Michael Redhead (1989)
  144. The Boat of a Million Years 📚physical - fiction & sci-fi by Poul Anderson (1989)
  145. The Great Indian Novel - by Shashi Tharoor (1989)
  146. Equal Rites 💾digital - fiction & sci-fi by Terry Pratchett (1987)
  147. The Forge of God - fiction & sci-fi by Greg Bear (1987)
  148. Faith in Fakes 📚physical - non-fiction by Umberto Eco (1986)
  149. Heechee Rendezvous - fiction & sci-fi by Frederik Pohl (1984)
  150. Reasons and Persons - by Derek Parfit (1984)
  151. Startide Rising 💾digital - fiction & sci-fi by David Brin (1983)
  152. The Loser - by Thomas Bernhard (1983)
  153. The Sentinel - by Arthur C. Clarke (1983)
  154. Ham on Rye - by Charles Bukowski (1982)
  155. The Color Purple 💾digital - by Alice Walker (1982)
  156. Codex Seraphinianus - by Luigi Serafini (1981)
  157. Dragon's Egg 💾digital - fiction & sci-fi by Robert L. Forward (1980)
  158. The Name of the Rose 📚physical - fiction by Umberto Eco (1980)
  159. The Shadow of the Torturer - fiction & sci-fi by Gene Wolfe (1980)
  160. Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid 📚physical - by Douglas R. Hofstadter (1979)
  161. The Enemy Stars - fiction & sci-fi by Poul Anderson (1979)
  162. The Stand - fiction & sci-fi by Stephen King (1978)
  163. The Selfish Gene - by Richard Dawkins (1976)
  164. Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said 💾digital - fiction & sci-fi by Philip K. Dick (1974)
  165. Stand on Zanzibar 💾digital - fiction & sci-fi by John Brunner (1968)
  166. Mrutyunjay [मृत्युंजय] - by Shivaji Sawant (1967)
  167. Asa Mi Asami [असा मी असामी] - by P. L. Deshpande [ पु. ल. देशपांडे ] (1964)
  168. Close to Critical 📚physical - fiction & sci-fi by Hal Clement (1964)
  169. Privacy is Power - non-fiction by Carissa Véliz (1964)
  170. What Do You Say After You Say Hello - non-fiction by Eric Berne (1964)
  171. Island 📚physical - fiction & sci-fi by Aldous Huxley (1962)
  172. The Birth and Death of Meaning: An Interdisciplinary Perspective on the Problem of Man - by Ernest Becker (1962)
  173. Apurvai [अपूर्वाई] 📚physical - non-fiction by P. L. Deshpande [ पु. ल. देशपांडे ] (1960)
  174. Batatyachi Chal [बटाट्याची चाळ] - by P. L. Deshpande [ पु. ल. देशपांडे ] (1958)
  175. Cycle of Fire 📚physical - fiction & sci-fi by Hal Clement (1957)
  176. The Last Question - by Isaac Asimov (1956)
  177. The Guardians of Time 📚physical - fiction & sci-fi by Poul Anderson (1955)
  178. Brain Wave 📚physical - fiction & sci-fi by Poul Anderson (1954)
  179. Childhood's End - fiction & sci-fi by Arthur C. Clarke (1953)
  180. Iceworld 📚physical - fiction & sci-fi by Hal Clement (1951)
  181. The Psychology of Man's Possible Evolution - by P.D. Ouspensky (1951)
  182. A History of Western Philosophy 📚physical - by Bertrand Russell (1945)
  183. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man - by James Joyce (1916)
  184. The War of the Worlds - by H.G. Wells (1898)
  185. On the Geneology of Morals - by Friedrich Nietzsche (1887)
  186. Beyond Good and Evil - by Friedrich Nietzsche (1886)
  187. Thus Spoke Zarathustra 📚physical - by Friedrich Nietzsche (1883)
  188. War and Peace 💾digital - by Leo Tolstoy (1867)
  189. Critique of Pure Reason - by Immanuel Kant (1781)

Books I have Read

  1. The Book of Universes: Exploring the Limits of the Cosmos - John D. Barrow (2011)
    non-fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    A nice book describing ho... (read more) A nice book describing how different solutions to a theoretical equation led to the modelling of how universes work and what may happen with the one we live in.
  2. Children of Memory - Adrian Tchaikovsky (2022)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in lists: aliens, scifi
    A follow-up to three prev... (read more) A follow-up to three previous books, this was a book with high expectations to start with. Though parts of it felt not that interesting, the lingering thoughts after the book had been over were that of thoughtful hints of something wonderful. For starters, the book has crows/corvids in the follow up to spiders, ants, octopuses, fungii... That's amazing. And then there is something new and alien, which though not mind blowing, really does end up with a fun read. I hope there are more books in this series, and that they are filled more with details.
  3. The Perils of Perception: Why We're Wrong About Nearly Everything - Bobby Duffy (2018)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; owned in 💾digital medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
    Interesting, well-studied... (read more) Interesting, well-studied collection of how what we believe deviates from facts and that sharing those facts doesn't 'educate' us, but instead confirms out pre-existing distortions and biases. But, the book did not go too deep into these things, instead presenting anecdotes and rehashed arguments from other books. It is much more rewarding to read specific investigations, such as into politics, sexism, and social behaviours - which also inform about such distortions, but are more rewarding because they look at through the lens of causality.
  4. Inverted World - Christopher Priest (1974)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; owned in 💾digital medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    A crazy premise (City on ... (read more) A crazy premise (City on Trains) with crazier Physics (try living on a pseudosphere) and an even crazier society (imperial guilds). This was a surprising read because I did not expect to be educated about physics of space-time within a story. This is Greg Egan stuff, and I like such stuff.
  5. Walking to Aldebaran - Adrian Tchaikovsky (2019)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; owned in 💾digital medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    A short, but intense, nov... (read more) A short, but intense, novella that clearly takes inspiration from The Martian and several other great entertaining books, and puts enough of a spin on them to have something of its own. Like the author, and will continue to invest my time in their books.
  6. The End of Everything (Astrophysically Speaking) - Katie Mack (2020)
    non-fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; owned in 💾digital medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: educational
    When I finished reading t... (read more) When I finished reading this book, I went, 'is that it?' because I was surprised that I had finished reading all of it. Like a big meal that you do not realise was immensely satiating well until you've started walking back home. This book was a feat in breaking down complex scenarios down into simple explanations without burdening the reader with the complexities of any specifics. I hope they make a documentary of this some day.
  7. The Redemption of Time - Baoshu (2019)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; owned in 💾digital medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
    Despite containing a lot ... (read more) Despite containing a lot of cool and recent science concepts webbed into the story, the overall execution falls much short of the epic saga from Three Body Problem trilogy. There are far too many cliches, and a discomforting return to good vs evil that somehow feels like an imitation.
  8. Beyond the Blue Event Horizon - Frederik Pohl (1980)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; owned in 💾digital medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    A sequel that manages to ... (read more) A sequel that manages to keep up with its predecessor is always an enjoyable experience. In this case, there's science fiction, humanity and its cliches that are dated but integrated well into the story, and a great hook for yet another sequel. The whole thing with sexualised teenagers seems weird and out of place and really dated. It also feels forced. I'm not sure why that even made it into the story in the first place.
  9. Roadside Picnic - Arkady and Boris Strugatsky (1972)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; owned in 💾digital medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: scifi
    An amazing work that real... (read more) An amazing work that really paints a beautifully haunting picture of human condition. Justifiably the best known work of Strugatsky - and as a fan of Stalker - just as fulfilling to read.
  10. The Shortest History Of China - Linda Jaivin (2021)
    non-fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; owned in 💾digital medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    A really comprehensive su... (read more) A really comprehensive summary of a vast cultural history, though it suffers in presenting what is more important right now - the history of China from 1900 onwards. Still, an excellent introduction to Chinese history and cultural perspectives.
  11. The Galaxy, and the Ground Within - Becky Chambers (2021)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙁bad (2/5) ;
    A decent book on its own, but an unappealing sequel
  12. Record of a Spaceborn Few - Becky Chambers (2018)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙁bad (2/5) ;
    A decent book on its own, but an unappealing sequel
  13. A Closed and Common Orbit - Becky Chambers (2016)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
    An okay-ish follow-up bec... (read more) An okay-ish follow-up because it featured different characters, didn't have the breadth and excitement of adventure from the first, and just felt like a filler episode. Since I have already bought all the four books in the series, I'm obligated to continue reading the rest of them.
  14. Echopraxia - Peter Watts (2014)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; owned in 💾digital medium ; it was 🙁bad (2/5) ;
    A disappointing sequel fo... (read more) A disappointing sequel following a spectacular first part. There are nuggets of awesome things, but the package is so disarrayed that it make things difficult to follow and just feels no as enjoyable as the first book. I would still want to check out other books from the author, because there are really intelligent discussions and explorations that pique my interest.
  15. Binti - Nnedi Okorafor (2018)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; owned in 💾digital medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
    A nice fresh tale, though cut short by hasty endings.
  16. The Shape of Inner Space: String Theory and the Geometry of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions - Shing-Tung Yau & Steve Nadis (2010)
    non-fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: educational
    An excellent book that ta... (read more) An excellent book that takes a slow but methodological approach to present mathematical concepts of geometry and topology and how they fit within the applications required by physics and more specifically quantum gravity and string theories. I think I barely understood 10% of what is covered, given that a lot of the mathematical theories require time to digest and ruminate and grasp, but the fact that the book really explains things from a simple approach first approach means I have both an appreciation as well as knowledge about what goes on inside the reseach in these areas. Illuminating, educational.
  17. Restless Creatures - Matt Wilkinson (2015)
    non-fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
    Interesting way to presen... (read more) Interesting way to present what is essentially a biological phenomenon - walking. There's physics, chemistry, biology - of course, but also lots of practical mix-match between these. Educational in the sense of presenting a way of thinking how disciplines flow into one another at the face of a problem. The writing was difficult and dry at times, but the overall pacing was good and the topic was handled well. At the end of it all, I did learn something new about walking, and its various forms such as flying, slithering, contracting, expanding, floating, and so on.
  18. Globalization and its Discontents - Joseph Stiglitz (2002)
    non-fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in lists: educational, TCD
    I'm not an economist, nor... (read more) I'm not an economist, nor do I have any formal training or background knowledge on this subject. Despite this, the book was remarkably easy to read and understand, and illuminating and how plain and simple the causal models of fiscal policies can be. Even before I had finished the first chapter, I knew more about the world, and could understand and appreciate better the way finances work. By the time I had finished the book, I had realised the immense huge machinery that is the global economy, and how increasingly it looks like economics = rich people. A narrative that *must* change if we are to progress.
  19. Killing Moon - N. K. Jemisin (2012)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: TCD
    Interesting take on dream... (read more) Interesting take on dreams and magic. Good world building, characters with stories, and a mystical plot. Though where the story goes next depends on whether I would want to read the sequels.
  20. When You Are Engulfed in Flames - David Sedaris (2008)
    non-fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
    featured in list: TCD
    More of David Sedaris tel... (read more) More of David Sedaris telling quips about how shit his life is, how weird his upbringing was, and offering slices of his life along with his family and friends. A decent way to pass time. Read it, move along.
  21. Feersum Endjinn - Iain M. Banks (1994)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙁bad (2/5) ;
    This is an interesting bo... (read more) This is an interesting book, with an apparent novel sci-fi situation containing virtual second lives. Why this is novel is beyond my understanding, when Philip K. Dick had already published the much more intriguing and existential Ubik way back in 1969, a good 30 years prior to this work. In addition, the language was off-putting. Phonetic English (writing as sounds are spoken, not as words conventionally written) may be interesting in small measures, but to read a lot of it is annoying. The choice of why medieval cultures are chosen to reanimate the dead is just absurd, and the insistence on classes, clans, wars, factions - is interesting were it not the overusage of convoluted sentences - seemingly for the sake of it. Definitely not a book for my tastes.
  22. 2312 - Kim Stanley Robinson (2012)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: TCD
    A bold mystery set in sol... (read more) A bold mystery set in solar space that manages to convince that not just humankind's set but the setting has changed as well. Personal computing, gender identity, sexuality, ethics, a lot of things that mesh well together without feeling forced or introduced to make a point. Just matter of fact, as if part of the world. The story I thought I'd read before, so was not novel. But the plot points and space-tech was enough to continue reading.
  23. The Books of Jacob - Olga Tokarczuk (2021)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    The sheer magnitude of th... (read more) The sheer magnitude of this work is immense and worthy of admiration. I had no idea of the background much of the book hopes upon - the cultural significance of this work in Poland, the state of affairs related to this notorious personality and religion within that time, and that someone could write such a mythical book of fiction as their magnum opus.
  24. The Aleph - Jorge Luis Borges (1949)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: TCD
    A learning experience on writing and reading from a master of the craft.
  25. The Enchantress of Florence - Salman Rushdie (2008)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
    featured in list: cork
    An enchanting fairy tale ... (read more) An enchanting fairy tale full of beautiful language and magical realism. But the constant objectification of women and confining them to sexual roles somehow left a bad impression.
  26. Homeland - Cory Doctorow (2013)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: cork
    This was scary to read be... (read more) This was scary to read because it might as well be what's happening out there. Not so much the actual sinister stuff, but the systemic normalisation of authoritative surveillance and the vast potential for it to become a norm that we shrug and live with because we're too complacent to do something.
  27. Little Brother - Cory Doctorow (2008)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; owned in 💾digital medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    This book made me remembe... (read more) This book made me remember why I started caring about privacy and surveillance in the first place, and now that I'm older and wiser - why I need to continue.
  28. Superheavy: Making and Breaking the Periodic Table - Kit Chapman (2019)
    non-fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; owned in 💾digital medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: cork
    If discovery of superheavy elements were a thriller TV series (in a good way).
  29. Hitman Anders and the Meaning of it all - Jonas Jonasson (2016)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; owned in 💾digital medium ; it was 🙁bad (2/5) ;
    The book starts off at a ... (read more) The book starts off at a good spot. There's simple exposition, situational humour, and all the makings of a good recipie. By the end, it got boring, repetitive, the humour had all but become stale and there was nothing special anymore. A nice book if this had been half its length, or had spent some time on its characters instead of shuffling them from scene to scene.
  30. Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls - David Sedaris (2013)
    non-fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
    The standard fare of Sedaris stories.
  31. Simply Maths - D.K. Publishing (2022)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😠awful (1/5) ;
    I'm not sure who exactly ... (read more) I'm not sure who exactly this book is for. The illustrations seem intended for a younger audience, but the concepts themselves are far too complex to be suitable. And to further aggravate the experience, nothing is explained in either details or placed within some larger picture. The book is nothing but a fancy index of concepts, and not a good one at that. Too bad this was a gift, I had hoped to like it.
  32. The Doors of Eden - Adrian Tchaikovsky (2020)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
    featured in list: TCD
    A fantastic imagination o... (read more) A fantastic imagination of what life would have been like if sentient species had dominated at various points in the timeline instead of humans, their existence on parallel earths, and how their various cultures might clash. A lesser rating because the part where it was all shoehorned into a human society episodic chase between an organisation and the good folk was not interesting at all, and the characters were shallow with no interest to read about.
  33. Black Sun - Rebecca Roanhorse (2020)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙁bad (2/5) ;
    featured in list: cork
    There was nothing here to... (read more) There was nothing here to hook me. The world-building was nice, but there was no hook to keep me interested. Everything felt meh, and rushed. While cliffhanger endings can be great, this book turned it into a frustrating experience of reading parts of a book instead of feeling like a complete novel.
  34. The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet - Becky Chambers (2015)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in lists: aliens, cork, scifi
    A space opera that feels like an incredible episodic season. Eager to read the other two books.
  35. Singularity Sky - Charles Stross (2003)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in lists: cork, scifi
    A blazing story about fut... (read more) A blazing story about futurism, politics, philosophy, and impact of technological progress on society and social structures. Not only was this exciting sci-fi, but also a great read on the nature of information and its role in sociological structures like governments. Information wants to be free - a phrase that will be imprinted after reading this one.
  36. The Best of Greg Egan - Greg Egan (2019)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in lists: books-changed-life, cork, scifi
    I enjoyed this collection... (read more) I enjoyed this collection very very very much. Emphasis on the overuse of subjective adjectives describing my experience. Each story is an intense rendering of some concept that I had to sit back and think about for a while, even if it was mentioned in passing. There are things about self-reflection, AI, mind, modification of the mind, philosophies, quantum physics, computing, information theory, Godel's theorem, Turing machines, cloning, biology, society, cosmology, relationships, religion, beliefs, physchology, and so much more. It was worth the time to read this slowly, digesting each story and its experience. Definitely made me enthusiastic about reading (again). The best part was that the stories were collected based on the author's perception of their best work - so it was not an arbitrary collection of 'best selling' stories or something like that.
  37. Short Fiction - Poul Anderson (2019)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
    A collection of short stories by the author from a diverse and prolific career. Overshadowed by some of the noteworthy novels read before.
  38. Slime: A Natural History - Sussane Wedlich (2021)
    non-fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙁bad (2/5) ;
    The title and cover impli... (read more) The title and cover implied this would be about slime substances and slime molds. But instead, it was a collection of short articles mostly about slime as in the gooey substance with very little about slime molds. The articles were interesting, but too short to keep up interest. Disappointing pick to read.
  39. The Secret Network of Nature - Peter Wohlleben (2017)
    non-fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    A good nature documentary in book form.
  40. Revenant Gun - Yoon Ha Lee (2018)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    The third course in a very entertaining series.
  41. Raven Strategem - Yoon Ha Lee (2017)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    Thrilling follow-up, like the middle layer in a really good sandwich!
  42. Ninefox Gambit - Yoon Ha Lee (2016)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: scifi
    Exciting, action-packed, ... (read more) Exciting, action-packed, weird, enjoyable. Space opera with some weird belief system and mechanics thrown in. Fully built world, consistent use, and no hidden surprises that felt out of place. I went out to the store to buy the sequels as soon as I finished this.
  43. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies - Jared Diamond (1997)
    non-fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in lists: educational, TCD
    An interesting book with ... (read more) An interesting book with a more scientific premise of social progress, and understandable why it is so highly awarded. Though it did tend to go off more on the anthropological and sociological side, which made the book quite difficult to read (as in entertaining) but its typical of books of this type. The title is anecdoctal, so the initial impression was quite misleading that the book would offer a historical perspective on the three things - guns, germs, and steel.
  44. The Medusa Chronicles - Stephen Baxter & Alastair Reynolds (2016)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    A worthy successor to Cla... (read more) A worthy successor to Clarke's story, this was so much more entertaining and interesting than I initially thought. A great example of a sequel nobody asked for being outstanding.
  45. A Meeting with Medusa - Arthur C. Clarke (1971)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    A classic Clarke short story
  46. Antkind - Charlie Kaufman (2020)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
    This is Kaufman, but 700 pages long.
  47. The Witch Doesn't Burn in This One - Amanda Lovelace (2018)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    Book 3 of the series, just as wonderful and evocative.
  48. The Doomed City - Arkady & Boris Strugatsky (1989)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    A masterpiece of how scie... (read more) A masterpiece of how science fiction can be a work of philosophical and political commentary. Reading it today there is no indication of why this was a controversial or risky venture in its time and place. But the explanation provided at the end by the authors explains it quite well how imagining this in today's social situation where freedom of thought and speech are common is a difficult - we have no means of comparing or experiencing what it would mean to consider some thoughts as illegal. To imagine this has happened, and at the risk of happening again is a provocative realisation.
  49. Naked - David Sedaris (1997)
    non-fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
    featured in list: TCD
    Sedaris being quirky. If you like it, you like it.
  50. Mr. Palomar - Italo Calvino (1983)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in lists: language, TCD
    A delightful read that is clever and thoughtful
  51. The Vagina Bible - Jen Gunter (2019)
    non-fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: educational
    Undeniably educational, t... (read more) Undeniably educational, this book is a good collection of short chapters on various topics and issues and all sorts of things a woman (and a man, and everyone for that matter) could benefit from knowing. A lot of online reviews, e.g. goodreads, point out the tone of the book being too opionated or that this information can be found elsewhere. I don't understand them. Can you blame the author when history and even large swathes of the current society are ignorant of women and their bodies? I'm bitter about not knowing things that 50% of all humans have or are facing. And I don't even have a women's body. Despite this, I found the book to be educational, even if as a refresher to things, to know more about the crazy amount of issues women have to live with, every day every month, and that there are a lot of things that I should know about too.
  52. Brave New World Revisited - Aldous Huxley (1932)
    non-fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in lists: educational, TCD
    An excellent and astute o... (read more) An excellent and astute observation from the mind that wrote Brave New World, the Revisited can be interpreted as a collection of essays on the reflection of that book's topics to the functioning in real world. It is quite sobering, and astounding, if not merely depressing - to realise that this book was written 60 years ago (from today) and yet the words are eerily accurate and applicable to the current times. Whether to call people like Huxley and Orwell is an understatement. The fact that we did not course-correct is more telling that whether they were accurate. Because we could have decided not to let them be accurate. And yet here we are two generations later, seeminly worse than ever.
  53. Revenger - Alastair Reynolds (2016)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
    featured in list: TCD
    A decent mix of cyberpunk and space pirates.
  54. The First Idea: The First Idea: How Symbols, Language, and Intelligence Evolved from Our Primate Ancestors to Modern Humans - Stanley I. Greenspan, Stuart G. Shanker (2004)
    non-fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙁bad (2/5) ;
    featured in list: TCD
    Interesting idea, dense a... (read more) Interesting idea, dense and limited views. The authors and consequently the book is very much rooted in Psychology and Anthropology as opposed to what I was hoping would be a more broader view of Biology and Philosophy. It spends too much time on anecdotal stories about babies and their abilities to communicate - which while very interesting, does not satisfy the question of how did we evolve to think symbols and languages. The title should have warned me - this book is only about primates, and nothing before that, but I suppose I was too excited to notice. For instance, communication is the basis for an idea - which the book makes clear, but utterly fails to consider any notion of communication in non-primates as being of relevance other than a few related mammalian instances. Birds, bees, insects, even plans all communicate. Do they have a language? Undoubtedly yes. Do they have symbols? Probably. Do they have Ideas? I don't know! By not considering this, the book fails at the premise of answering its own question. And identifying a larger one at that - whether the notion of ideas and symbols has been evolutionary only within us or we merely at the tail of a long chain of developments in nature.
  55. Survivor - Chuck Palahniuk (1999)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
    Though the second book by Palahniuk, by now the writing seems formulaic and repetitive. Read it, forget it.
  56. The Case Against Reality: Why Evolution Hid the Truth from Our Eyes - Donald D. Hoffman (2019)
    non-fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; owned in 💾digital medium ; it was 🙁bad (2/5) ;
    This book was one of the ... (read more) This book was one of the most difficult reads so far. It definitely has valuable concepts and interesting perspectives. But reading it is just so painful that I wanted to give up in the first chapter itself. Things are excessively repetitive, often vague enough to make me browse back 10-15 pages to see if I had missed something explaining it, narratives jump across domains and seemingly unrelated topics that distracts immesely from what was being discussed, and to top it all - how designed jeans can make butts look bigger is used as an example of how our perception is not the 'objective reality'. Good topic, bad book.
  57. Siddhartha - Hermann Hesse (1922)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; owned in 💾digital medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    A gentle but thoughtful rendition of meeting the Buddha and being the Buddha.
  58. Subprime Attention Crisis: Advertising and the Time Bomb at the Heart of the Internet - Tim Hwang (2020)
    non-fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; owned in 💾digital medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
    A good summary for the uninitiated. But we are initiated, aren't we Bruce?
  59. Elder Race - Adrian Tchaikovsky (2021)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; owned in 💾digital medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    Interesting and innovative take on advanced science being indistinguishable from magic
  60. Numero Zero - Umberto Eco (2015)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
    featured in list: cork
    All the classical signs o... (read more) All the classical signs of Eco's wit and humor. Though the plot really did do too much into historical fact and fiction in between, and the ending wasn't as imapactful.
  61. Diaspora - Greg Egan (1997)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in lists: ai, aliens, cork, scifi
    I have definitely not gra... (read more) I have definitely not grasped half the stuff that was going on, but the things that I did were... awesome! One might need a PhD in Physics, or Quantum Mechanics, or Mathematics to fully appreciate the level of detailing that is presented here, but the concepts start off with known ones so there's something for anyone who knows a bit about these topics. Some really cool stuff in here.
  62. Terminal World - Alastair Reynolds (2009)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
    featured in lists: cork, scifi
    What began as an exciting... (read more) What began as an exciting cyberpunk Zone-of-Thought meets Blade Runner type adventure eventually devolved into post-apocalyptic Mad Max adventures that lacked the sci-fi details I was so hooked on to. Great start, disappointing finish.
  63. Quarantine - Greg Egan (1992)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: cork
    An impressiv feat of futu... (read more) An impressiv feat of futuristic sci-fi thriller that manages to squeeze in bioengineering, quantum physics, and aliens into a small package. As a fan of Philip K. Dick, this was immensely enjoyable.
  64. A Desolation Called Peace - Arkady Martine (2021)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    An enjoyable sequel to an... (read more) An enjoyable sequel to an amazing first book, it is also full of delightful characters, cultures, norms, languages, biologies, aliens, first contacts, and so much more.
  65. Obelisk - Stephen Baxter (2016)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
    A good overview of Baxter... (read more) A good overview of Baxter's various writing styles in which he grapples with philosophical questions in one, to what is it to be human in future science. A lot of the stories are connected to other novels, often relying on some hidden knowledge that isn't apparent at first. Still, a good read.
  66. Kraken - China Miéville (2011)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    Mieville doing what he does so well: write weird fiction.
  67. Math Without Numbers - Milo Beckman (2021)
    non-fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    I received this book as a... (read more) I received this book as a birthday gift from a dear friend. Incidentally, I had recently read "A Brief History of Mathematical Thought", so I was more surprised and amused at having received this. Math books are not something my friends would think I'd be interested in, quite the oppposite. I failed math in college. Good, clean, practical engineering maths. Because I absolutely hated the way it was taught. I always thought math is more philosophical, it is supposed to represent the way we think, or change the way we look and understand things. Instead, I was always taught math as a series of take-it-or-leave-it lectures that made me memorise formulae and their application. When I accepted this book, I was sceptical - how much math stuff would I *not* know. I've finished high-school, I've finished an engineering college (where despite my failed math exams, I always did know how to do math), and a PhD in computer science. Turns out the answer was - there's always more I don't know, including the exactness of mathematical concepts, or why they are the way they are, or how they associate to the way I'm supposed to be thinking. It reminded me something about another book - "Thinking in Systems: A Primer", which also was about fundamentals and building a thought process that was close to what we're used to in terms of language and comprehension. A good read, a good topic, and a good gift!
  68. Beautiful You - Chuck Palahniuk (2014)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: cork
    Shocking start, crazy middle, typical ending - more Palahniuk books please.
  69. Breakfast of Champions - Kurt Vonnegut (1973)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
    Classic Vonnegut - where some satirical stuff happens.
  70. The Particle at the End of the Universe - Sean Carroll (2012)
    non-fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
    featured in list: TCD
    A relaxed introduction to... (read more) A relaxed introduction to the world of particle physics, detection methods, LHC/CERN, and the importance of Higg's boson. A little too much on the people-side of things, but it makes up by explaining particle theories and applications in good detail. Has some useful analogies to understand things without a physics doctorate.
  71. Traces - Stephen Baxter (1998)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
    featured in list: TCD
    A decent collection of short stories revolving around scientific progress without social changes
  72. A Brief History of Mathematical Thought - Luke Heaton (2015)
    non-fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
    featured in list: TCD
    A (truly) brief summary of different mathematical 'philosophies'. Would have been nice to read in school.
  73. Dying of the Light - Georg R. R. Martin (1977)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
    A typical older sci-fi take on the implications of progress while retaining inherent flaws of humankind.
  74. Pigeon English - Stephen Kelman (2011)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
    featured in list: TCD
    A thematic book written in London slang. Like watching City of Gold mixed with Mud in word form.
  75. Endless Universe: Beyond the Big Bang - Paul J. Steinhardt and Neil Turok (2007)
    non-fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in lists: educational, TCD
    An educational read, though a bit heavy on the physics side, of the big bang, origins of the universe, and the theories out there.
  76. Into the Drowning Deep - Mira Grant (2017)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
    featured in list: TCD
    An enjoyable read combining horror/thriller with Mira Grant's penchant for details and science. A tad too long, which affects enjoyability.
  77. Song of Kali - Dan Simmons (2005)
    fiction ; read in in medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
    featured in list: TCD
    A slow burner with a fair setting in Kolkata. Thought it was slow but the scenes lingered after reading.
  78. Mother Night - Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (1961)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
    A darker and well concocted humour mixture from Vonnegut. Small and quick read.
  79. House of Suns - Alastair Reynolds (2008)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: scifi
    Awesome from page1. The breadth, scope, and story makes this one a classic. What a wonderful reading.
  80. Slapstick or Lonesome No More - Kurt Vonnegut (1976)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
    Funny dark humour. Not Cat's Cradle though.
  81. Pygmy - Chuck Palahniuk (2009)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙁bad (2/5) ;
    featured in list: TCD
    Sharp wit but a difficult read and excessive Americanisation of sarcasm to extremes. Maybe that was the point.
  82. Axiom's End - Lindsay Ellis (2020)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; owned in 💾digital medium ; it was 🙁bad (2/5) ;
    A promising alien first-contact premise, but disappointing writing and plotlines. Still some interesting topics were broached.
  83. Humpty Dumpty in Oakland - Philip K. Dick (1986)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙁bad (2/5) ;
    featured in list: cork
    A non-sci-fi book from PKD that follows the same themes but loses the cohesion.
  84. Ten Million Aliens: A Journey Through the Entire Animal Kingdom - Simon Barnes (2013)
    non-fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in lists: cork, educational
    A nice collection of short stories with facts. Kind of lick those 90s Discovery TV shows I grew up watching.
  85. Hocus Pocus - Kurt Vonnegut (1990)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: cork
    A clever and witty book that shows Vonnegut's style and humour. Read for the experience.
  86. The Broken Sword - Poul Anderson (1954)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in lists: cork, fantasy
    Got interested in the book upon learning it was an epic fantasy released the same year as the Lord of the Rings. Turned out to be an enjoyable read.
  87. The Last Days of New Paris - China Miéville (2016)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
    featured in list: cork
  88. How to Take Smart Notes: One Simple Technique to Boost Writing, Learning and Thinking – for Students, Academics and Nonfiction Book Writers - Sönke Ahrens (2017)
    non-fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: educational
  89. Deus Irae - Philip K. Dick and Roger Zealany (1976)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  90. The Hidden Girl and Other Stories - Ken Liu (2020)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: scifi
  91. Underbug: An Obsessive Tale of Termites and Technology - Lisa Margonelli (2018)
    non-fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙁bad (2/5) ;
    featured in list: TCD
    Too much people experience, not enough termites
  92. Lap Dancing for Mommy: Tender Stories of Disgust, Blame and Inspiration - Erika Lopez (1997)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  93. Our Friends from Frolix 8 - Philip K. Dick (1970)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  94. Choke - Chuck Palahniuk (2001)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  95. No Bones - Anna Burns (2001)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
    featured in list: TCD
    This was the stone from which the Milkman diamond was cut
  96. Project Hail Mary - Andy Weir (2021)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in lists: aliens, scifi
    Enjoyable read. Project Hail Mary = The Martian + Children of Time + The Andromeda Strain
  97. Cage of Souls - Adrian Tchaikovsky (2019)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: scifi
  98. Dress your family in Corduroy and Denim - David Sedaris (2004)
    non-fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  99. Railsea - China Miéville (2013)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in lists: fantasy, scifi
  100. The Buried Giant - Kazuo Ishiguro (2016)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  101. Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage - Alfred Lansing (1999)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  102. Mission of Gravity - Hal Clement (1954)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; owned in 💾digital medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  103. Contact - Carl Sagan (1985)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; owned in 💾digital medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in lists: aliens, scifi
  104. Cosmos - Carl Sagan (1980)
    non-fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: educational
  105. The Hilarious World of Depression - John Moe (2020)
    non-fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
    An autobiography of someone who has and overcame depression. Some gems to collect as you read
  106. The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch - Philip K. Dick (1965)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
  107. Fragile Things - Neil Gaiman (2006)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  108. Jyave Tyanchya Desha [जावे त्यांच्या देशा] - P. L. Deshpande [ पु. ल. देशपांडे ] (1974)
    non-fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  109. To Hold Up the Sky - Cixin Liu (2020)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; owned in 💾digital medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  110. Hard to be a God - Arkady and Boris Strugatsky (1964)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: scifi
  111. The Wind-up Bird Chronicle - Haruki Murakami (1999)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: horror
    Like reading someone's else's dreams. Enjoy the dish. Don't try to guess the ingredients.
  112. Limbo - Bernard Wolfe (1952)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    A weird philosophical version of Atlas Shrugged, filled with the 50s notions of masculinity, sexism, classism, and power.
  113. Ethical Data and Information Management - Katherine O'Keefe, Daragh O'Brien (2018)
    non-fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: TCD
    Good overview of concepts and processes. Would have been impactful if I had read this at the start of learning.
  114. City of Illusions - Ursula K. Le Guinn (1967)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  115. Planet of Exile - Ursula K. Le Guinn (1966)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  116. Rocannon's World - Ursula K. Le Guinn (1966)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  117. A Horse Walks into a Bar - David Grossman (2016)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙁bad (2/5) ;
    featured in list: TCD
  118. A Maze of Death - Philip K. Dick (1970)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  119. Time Out of Joint - Philip K. Dick (1959)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  120. The Penultimate Truth - Philip K. Dick (1964)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  121. Consentability: Consent and its Limits - Nancy S. Kim (2019)
    non-fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in lists: educational, TCD
  122. A Time of Changes - Robert Silverberg (1971)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  123. LESS - Andrew Sean Greer (2017)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
    featured in list: TCD
  124. Non-Stop - Brian Aldiss (1958)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  125. The Demolished Man - Alfred Bester (1953)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙁bad (2/5) ;
  126. Monday Starts on a Saturday - Arkady & Boris Strugatsky (1965)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: scifi
  127. The Difference Engine - William Gibson and Bruce Sterling (1990)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙁bad (2/5) ;
  128. The Female Man - Joanna Russ (1975)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  129. Raft - Stephen Baxter (1991)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: scifi
  130. Gateway - Frederik Pohl (1977)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: scifi
  131. A Fall of Moondust - Arthur C. Clarke (1961)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  132. Martian Time-Slip - Philip K. Dick (1964)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  133. A Memory Called Empire - Arkady Martine (2019)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: scifi
  134. Iron Council - China Miéville (2004)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  135. The Snail on the Slope - Arkady and Boris Strugatsky (1980)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  136. The Fifth Head of Cerberus - Gene Wolfe (1972)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  137. A Scanner Darkly - Philip K. Dick (1977)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; owned in 💾digital medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: scifi
  138. Firewalkers - Adrian Tchaikovsky (2020)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; owned in 💾digital medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  139. The Second Kind of Impossible: The Extraordinary Quest for a New Form of Matter - Paul J. Steinhardt (2019)
    non-fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙁bad (2/5) ;
    featured in list: TCD
  140. Parable of the Talents - Octavia E. Butler (1998)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  141. Labyrinths - Jorge Luis Borges (1962)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in lists: ai, scifi
  142. Klara and the Sun - Kazuo Ishiguro (2021)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: cork
  143. Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality - Max Tegmark (2014)
    non-fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in lists: books-changed-life, educational, TCD
  144. Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media - Edward S. Herman, Noam Chomsky (1988)
    non-fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in lists: educational, TCD
  145. Poor Economics - Abhijit V. Banerjee (2011)
    non-fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in lists: educational, TCD
  146. Drive your Plow over the Bones of the Dead - Olga Tokarczuk (2019)
    ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: storytelling
  147. The Stone Sky - N. K. Jemisin (2017)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: scifi
  148. The Obelisk Gate - N. K. Jemisin (2016)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: scifi
  149. The Fifth Season - N. K. Jemisin (2015)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: scifi
  150. VALIS - Philip K. Dick (1981)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: scifi
    Disturbingly brilliant.
  151. Bloodchild - Octavia E. Butler (1984)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; owned in 💾digital medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: scifi
  152. Lavinia - Ursula K. Le Guin (2008)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
    featured in list: TCD
  153. The Word for World Is Forest - Ursula K. Le Guin (1976)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  154. Tau Zero - Poul Anderson (1970)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: scifi
  155. Babel-17 - Samuel R. Delany (1966)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: scifi
  156. The City We Became - N. K. Jemisin (2020)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
    featured in list: TCD
  157. The Scar - China Miéville (2002)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in lists: fantasy, scifi
  158. Children of Ruin - Adrian Tchaikovsky (2019)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: aliens
  159. Parable of the Sower - Octavia E. Butler (1993)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
  160. What Every Postdoc Needs To Know - Liz Elvidge (2017)
    non-fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: books-changed-life
    A lot of stuff presented ... (read more) A lot of stuff presented in the book may seem like common-sense and common-advice so prevalent in academia, but the impact and coherent view really puts everything in perspective together. There are lists, checklists, and areas where you are asked to stop and think before moving ahead. This book presents a great exercise in shaping the postdoc career from the start and is a good reference to keep coming back to in the first two years. Receiving this at the end of my PhD was a delightful (and useful) gift. That said, I would go ahead and recommend this to PhDs who are curious about careers in academia and want to move on the becoming a postdoc.
  161. The Raven Tower - Ann Leckie (2019)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list:
  162. S. - Doug Dorst and J.J. Abrams (2013)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
    featured in list: visually-stunning
  163. Human Compatible: Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control - Stuart Russell (2019)
    non-fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: TCD
  164. King Rat - China Miéville (1998)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  165. Provenance - Ann Leckie (2017)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  166. Games People Play: The Psychology of Human Relationships - Eric Berne (1964)
    non-fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
    featured in list: TCD
  167. What Is Real?: The Unfinished Quest for the Meaning of Quantum Physics - Adam Becker (2018)
    non-fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; owned in 💾digital medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: educational
  168. The Denial of Death - Ernest Becker (1973)
    non-fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in lists: books-changed-life, educational, TCD
  169. Blindsight - Peter Watts (2006)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; owned in 💾digital medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in lists: aliens, scifi
  170. The Master and Margarita - Mikhail Bulgakov (1967)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; owned in 💾digital medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
    featured in list: classics
  171. Supernova Era - Liu Cixin (2019)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; owned in 💾digital medium ; it was 😠awful (1/5) ;
    Ridiculously written, wit... (read more) Ridiculously written, with utterly weak premises, weak science, and weak characters. This was boring. To think this is the same author as the Three Body Problem is a travesty. The entire book is underpinned by subtle political commentary, which leaves a bad taste. And yes - the science is weak, it would have been better to not have the supernova itself at all.
  172. Dichronauts - Greg Egan (2017)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; owned in 💾digital medium ; it was 🙁bad (2/5) ;
  173. Lord of Light - Roger Zelazny (1967)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in lists: fantasy, scifi
  174. Tehanu - Ursula K. Le Guin (1990)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
    featured in list: TCD
  175. The Farthest Shore - Ursula K. Le Guin (1972)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
    featured in list: TCD
  176. The Tombs of Atuan - Ursula K. Le Guin (1970)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
    featured in list: TCD
  177. A Wizard of Earthsea - Ursula K. Le Guin (1968)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
    featured in list: TCD
  178. Invisible Cities - Italo Calvino (1972)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: language
  179. Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds and Shape Our Futures - Merlin Sheldrake (2020)
    non-fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in lists: books-changed-life, educational
  180. Autonomous - Annalee Newitz (2017)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; owned in 💾digital medium ; it was 🙁bad (2/5) ;
  181. Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage - Alice Munro (2001)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  182. Soft Science - Franny Choi (2019)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: language
  183. Perdido Street Station - China Miéville (2000)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; owned in 💾digital medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: scifi
  184. The Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World - Pedro Domingos (2015)
    non-fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; owned in 💾digital medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
    I read this book on the r... (read more) I read this book on the recommendation of a friend. We are both computer scientists, with her being vastly more knowledgeable than I am on the topic of machine learning. In fact, I barely know machine learning at all. With that as the background, reading this book is a good introduction to what’s been happening out in the world - provided you already had an idea about it. If you’re a beginner or someone who doesn’t already know about machine learning, I think the book is going to be unbearably dense and confusing.<br/><br/>As for the contents of the book itself, I found the first half exceedingly enjoyable and fun to read. The little titbits of history, of explanations, and the connections were all an excellent addition to the reading. However, the second half of the book, in particular the last two or three chapters pertaining to the master algorithm itself were woefully inadequate, short, and dense for my continued comfort. <br/><br/>I would still recommend reading this book for the topic and perspective, but with a fair warning about taking the last chapters on application of machine learning as ground truth. They’re not (hopefully). For instance, the author thinks privacy is overrated, laws that limit misuse of data are myopic, and that sooner or later we will all be handing our data to a ‘trusted third party’. I cannot agree with this in good faith. I must point out the good along with the bad - there was a good argument for transparency in the workings of algorithms, about introducing control points for tweaking, and being more cohesive in the different branches of technology and its applications (finance, health, medicine, even dating). These I agree and support, but lest we do not forget that accountability and ethics are also what makes humans as humans in addition to our superior intellect and reasoning capabilities.
  185. Star Maker - Olaf Stapledon (1937)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; owned in 💾digital medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: scifi
    The sheer scope of this w... (read more) The sheer scope of this work is immense - stars, civilisations, universes, and beyond. Difficult to read due to the language and dry descriptions, and the mystic attributes in discussions. A classic for a reason. Rewarding myth building as Stapledon likes to call it.
  186. Trick Mirror - Jia Tolentino (2019)
    non-fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    A nice collection of essa... (read more) A nice collection of essays and articles. Mostly about the authors perception through which we discover things. Reminds me of the Sunday newspapers that I used to like to read with interest and at leisure. Some of the essays are quite good, some personal.
  187. Last and First Men - Olaf Stapledon (1930)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; owned in 💾digital medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    Ambitious - the first wor... (read more) Ambitious - the first word that springs to mind upon reading Last and First Men. Tracing human civilisation starting from World War 1 through the various cycles of evolution, politics, religion, and even consciousness - this book is an incredible read. However, as things progress, there are greater and greater leaps of faith and fiction until we eventually reach the Last Men - the point where we read about things that happen without the time or space to think about why and its implications on us today. The writing is dry and typical of its publication era (1930), so a bit difficult to read and keep engaged with.
  188. Doing Time - Jodi Taylor (2019)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; owned in 💾digital medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
    As if Doctor Who was made... (read more) As if Doctor Who was made into a tv series, except with time police. I haven't read any of the other books by the author or the series - so this was great for some light reading. Typical plot characters, simple language, and easy to follow through and read at leisure. Some really funny moments that are enjoyable.
  189. The Wandering Earth - Liu Cixin (2005)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; owned in 💾digital medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
  190. Children of Time - Adrian Tchaikovsky (2015)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; owned in 💾digital medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in lists: aliens, scifi
  191. Dogs of War - Adrian Tchaikovsky (2017)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; owned in 💾digital medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  192. Thinking in Systems: A Primer - Donella H. Meadows (2008)
    non-fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: TCD
    This is a great book to i... (read more) This is a great book to introduce yourself to "thinking in systems" - just like the title says. Other than that, the book can be frustrating if one tries to figure out how to apply it everywhere. At this point, one realises that the book is an introductory course in systems thinking - it will tell what a system is, how to express the functioning of a system, and how to map some real-world events in terms of systems. This is like a first-year college course - you learn things, but you need to get more advanced knowledge before you can apply it masterfully. All that said - excellent book to get started.
  193. Embrace Your Weird: Face Your Fears and Unleash Creativity - Felicia Day (2019)
    non-fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: books-changed-life
    This is an amazing book. ... (read more) This is an amazing book. Absolutely great at forcing yourself to get out (or in?) and do some stuff - even if it is mundane scribbling on a paper (of the book). Felicia Day is like that hyper-cheerful host of a workshop that you turn up and sit silently at but then get asked in an extremely enthusiastic way to get excited and do some things. The start is annoying, a bit uncomfortable, and there is a dislike for the cheerful excited loud person in the room. But eventually once you start doing things it gets easier then nicer and then fun. The only right way to read (perform?) this book is to do some exercises, get on with life, then come back and do some more. The exercises (let's call them activities?) are stupid, fun, self-reflective, creative. And doing them makes the book personal - this is your creative diary now. The focal point of the book - which it hammers by showing you a mirror - is that you are responsible for the things that hold you back in your own head. I quite enjoyed going through the book - and plan to do the activities in ink someday again.
  194. Old Man's War - John Scalzi (2005)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; owned in 💾digital medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
    Super cheesy, but good cheesy. Great hard sci-fi and drama. Means enjoyable cheesy.
  195. Ancillary Mercy - Ann Leckie (2015)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in lists: ai, scifi
  196. The Test - Sylvain Neuvel (2019)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; owned in 💾digital medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    A Black Mirror novella - definitely worth reading.
  197. Nightfall and Other Stories - Isaac Asimov (1969)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; owned in 💾digital medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
    A good collection of short stories that show the way Asimov thought and wrote and improved. Useful for aspiring writers.
  198. The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power - Shoshana Zuboff (2018)
    non-fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in lists: books-changed-life, educational, TCD
  199. Once Upon a River - Diane Setterfield (2018)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; owned in 💾digital medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
    A great start, and a good... (read more) A great start, and a good blend of genres in this tale-spinning book. However, I found it too lyrical and moving in circles for my reading pleasures. Some people are bound to like this more than I have.
  200. Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death - Caitlin Doughty (2019)
    non-fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; owned in 💾digital medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    A nice fun read about an usually grim subject. A good coffee table book.
  201. Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness - Peter Godfrey-Smith (2016)
    non-fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; owned in 💾digital medium ; it was 🙁bad (2/5) ;
    The topic of the book is ... (read more) The topic of the book is quite interesting, it had me completely hooked at the beginning. However, the narration and structure is a big let down. Topics of interest are not followed up on. The book ultimately ends up being a tease about consciousness and turns itself more into a mini-documentary about octopus (and cephalopods).
  202. Sex Instructions for Farmers - Charles McSherry (2019)
    non-fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙁bad (2/5) ;
  203. Flights - Olga Tokarczuk (2007)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: storytelling
    This book has been an abs... (read more) This book has been an absolute delight (in both literal and figurative sense) and a pleasure to read. Flights is composed of short stories of varying lengths - from single paragraphs to novella-esque lengths. Sometimes the stories have connections between them, sometimes they are split into parts. But the best part is that each story is a tiny island of personality into itself. I could never guess which storyteller I would get next. Each starting was a new adventure. The stories themselves are varied in topics, themes, and places - but they all share a vague resemblance and relation to the title "Flights". The English translation was quite well done - but the beauty of this prose is undoubtedly in its descriptions and characters written by the author almost as if they exist. Maybe they do, and this was a travelogue all along - I don't want to know. I am sure I will be revisiting this book again some day and will enjoy it once again again too.
  204. An Orchard Invisible: A Natural History of Seeds - Jonathan Silvertown (2009)
    non-fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙁bad (2/5) ;
    The books is all about se... (read more) The books is all about seeds - or so it claims. And yet it barely scratches the surface - but just enough to be disappointed with its ending. A good start, and then a flop of a finish.
  205. What Every Postdoc Needs To Know - Liz Elvidge (2017)
    non-fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: books-changed-life
    A lot of stuff presented ... (read more) A lot of stuff presented in the book may seem like common-sense and common-advice so prevalent in academia, but the impact and coherent view really puts everything in perspective together. There are lists, checklists, and areas where you are asked to stop and think before moving ahead. This book presents a great exercise in shaping the postdoc career from the start and is a good reference to keep coming back to in the first two years. Receiving this at the end of my PhD was a delightful (and useful) gift. That said, I would go ahead and recommend this to PhDs who are curious about careers in academia and want to move on the becoming a postdoc.
  206. I'm Not Your Paper Princess - J.R. Rogue (2019)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  207. The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right - Atul Gawande (2009)
    non-fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
    featured in lists: books-changed-life, TCD
    Checklists work, they pro... (read more) Checklists work, they provide discipline, and are critical in complicated tasks such as surgery and flying a plane. That sums the book, though of course why checklists are needed, and how they are adopted and some good stories about their use is what makes the book a good read. Alas, I bought the book in the hope of using checklists for personal productivity - to which the book provides no clue or indication. Still, I will say this has been an enjoyable read if only so as to read about checklists used and being useful across the world.
  208. The Gods Themselves - Isaac Asimov (1972)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; owned in 💾digital medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  209. Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling - Emer McLysaght (2017)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; owned in 💾digital medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  210. The City & the City - China Miéville (2009)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; owned in 💾digital medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
    featured in list: thriller
  211. A Fire Upon the Deep - Vernor Vinge (1992)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; owned in 💾digital medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in lists: ai, scifi
  212. Ancillary Sword - Ann Leckie (2014)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in lists: ai, scifi
  213. Ancillary Justice - Ann Leckie (2013)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in lists: ai, scifi
  214. The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America - Matt Kracht (2019)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; owned in 💾digital medium ; it was 🙁bad (2/5) ;
  215. Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die - Chip Heath (2006)
    non-fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; owned in 💾digital medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  216. Stories of Your Life and Others - Ted Chiang (2002)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; owned in 💾digital medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in lists: ai, books-changed-life, scifi
  217. Naïve. Super - Erlend Loe (1996)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  218. The Fall of Hyperion - Dan Simmons (1990)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; owned in 💾digital medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in lists: fantasy, scifi
  219. Hyperion - Dan Simmons (1989)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; owned in 💾digital medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in lists: fantasy, scifi
  220. Exhalation - Ted Chiang (2019)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; owned in 💾digital medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in lists: ai, books-changed-life, scifi
  221. Where'd You Go, Bernadette - Maria Semple (2012)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; owned in 💾digital medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  222. Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed - Lori Gottlieb (2019)
    non-fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: books-changed-life
  223. The Body in the Library - Agatha Christie (1942)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😠awful (1/5) ;
  224. The Yellow Wallpaper - Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1892)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  225. Once Upon a River - Bonnie Jo Campbell (2011)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; owned in 💾digital medium ; it was 🙁bad (2/5) ;
  226. The Lime Twig - John Hawkes (1961)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  227. We Have Always Lived in the Castle - Shirley Jackson (1962)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  228. 50 Greatest Short Stories - Terry O'Brien (2015)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙁bad (2/5) ;
  229. The Mezzanine - Nicholson Baker (1988)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  230. Convenience Store Woman - Sayaka Murata (2016)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  231. The Second Frederic Brown Megapack - Fredric Brown (2014)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; owned in 💾digital medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  232. Memories of My Melancholy Whores - Gabriel García Márquez (2004)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙁bad (2/5) ;
  233. How to Get into the Twin Palms - Karolina Waclawiak (2012)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  234. Dept. of Speculation - Jenny Offill (2014)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  235. The Third Policeman - Flann O'Brien (1967)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  236. In Watermelon Sugar - Richard Brautigan (1968)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  237. Heartburn - Nora Ephron (1983)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  238. Being There - Jerzy Kosiński (1970)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; owned in 💾digital medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  239. Acceptance - Jeff VanderMeer (2014)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙁bad (2/5) ;
  240. Authority - Jeff VanderMeer (2014)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙁bad (2/5) ;
  241. Annihilation - Jeff VanderMeer (2014)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: horror
  242. Politics - Aristotle (-350)
    non-fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in lists: books-changed-life, classics, educational, TCD
  243. Fall or, Dodge in Hell - Neal Stephenson (2019)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; owned in 💾digital medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  244. The Wall - John Lanchester (2019)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; owned in 💾digital medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  245. Quichotte - Salman Rushdie (2019)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; owned in 💾digital medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  246. Here and Now and Then - Mike Chen (2019)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; owned in 💾digital medium ; it was 🙁bad (2/5) ;
  247. The Philip K. Dick MEGAPACK ®: 15 Classic Science Fiction Stories - Philip K. Dick (2013)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; owned in 💾digital medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  248. Kafka on the Shore - Haruki Murakami (2002)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: horror
  249. The Complete Maus - Art Spiegelman (1986)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in lists: storytelling, visually-stunning
  250. The Ocean at the End of the Lane - Neil Gaiman (2013)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: fantasy
  251. A Deepness in the Sky - Vernor Vinge (1999)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: scifi
  252. The Overstory - Richard Powers (2018)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
    featured in list: TCD
  253. The Fredric Brown MEGAPACK ®: 33 Classic Science Fiction Stories - Fredric Brown (2013)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; owned in 💾digital medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  254. Norwegian Wood - Haruki Murakami (1987)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  255. The Sirens of Titan - Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (1959)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  256. The Fountains of Paradise - Arthur C. Clarke (1979)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  257. Milkman - Anna Burns (2018)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: language
  258. The Testaments - Margaret Atwood (2019)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  259. Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men - Caroline Criado Perez (2019)
    non-fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: educational
  260. The Diamond Age: Or, A Young Lady's Illustrated Primer - Neal Stephenson (1995)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: scifi
  261. The Lathe of Heaven - Ursula K. Le Guin (1971)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: scifi
  262. The Voices Within - Charles Fernyhough (2016)
    non-fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  263. Artemis - Andy Weir (2017)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙁bad (2/5) ;
  264. The Dispossessed - Ursula K. Le Guin (1974)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: scifi
  265. The Left Hand of Darkness - Ursula K. Le Guin (1969)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: scifi
  266. The Martian - Andy Weir (2012)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: scifi
  267. The Ringworld Engineers - Larry Niven (1979)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  268. How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us about Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence - Michael Pollan (2018)
    non-fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  269. Don't Be a Jerk: And Other Practical Advice from Dogen, Japan's Greatest Zen Master - Brad Warner (2016)
    non-fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  270. The Mermaid's Voice Returns in This One - Amanda Lovelace (2019)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: language
  271. The Night Life of Trees - Bhajju Shyam (2006)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: visually-stunning
  272. Three Men on the Bummel - Jerome K. Jerome (1900)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  273. At the Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails - Sarah Bakewell (2016)
    non-fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  274. How to Win Friends and Influence People - Dale Carnegie (1936)
    non-fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
    featured in list: TCD
  275. Recursion - Blake Crouch (2019)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  276. Ulysses - James Joyce (1922)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in lists: classics, storytelling, TCD
  277. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1866)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in lists: classics, storytelling, TCD
  278. "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!": Adventures of a Curious Character - Richard P. Feynman (1985)
    non-fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  279. The Princess Saves Herself in This One - Amanda Lovelace (2016)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: language
  280. The Wonder Down Under: A User's Guide to the Vagina - Nina Brochmann (2017)
    non-fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: educational
  281. Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture - Roxane Gay (2018)
    non-fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: educational
  282. As a Man Thinketh - James Allen (1902)
    non-fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  283. 3001: The Final Odyssey - Arthur C. Clarke (1997)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  284. 2061: Odyssey Three - Arthur C. Clarke (1987)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  285. 2010: Odyssey Two - Arthur C. Clarke (1982)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  286. 2001: A Space Odyssey - Arthur C. Clarke (1968)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  287. The Girl, the Moon, and the Ocean - Kevin Koidl (2018)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  288. Satantango - László Krasznahorkai (1985)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  289. Wise Blood - Flannery O'Connor (1952)
    non-fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  290. The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter—And How to Make the Most of Them Now - Meg Jay (2012)
    non-fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙁bad (2/5) ;
  291. Station Eleven - Emily St. John Mandel (2014)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙁bad (2/5) ;
  292. The Martian Chronicles - Ray Bradbury (1949)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: scifi
  293. The Most Human Human: What Talking with Computers Teaches Us About What It Means to Be Alive - Brian Christian (2011)
    non-fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  294. Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion - Paul Bloom (2016)
    non-fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  295. Pale Fire - Vladimir Nabokov (1962)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: language
  296. Hopscotch - Julio Cortázar (1963)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: language
  297. Calypso - David Sedaris (2018)
    non-fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: humour
  298. Hoochie Mama: The Other White Meat - Erika Lopez (2001)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  299. If on a Winter's Night a Traveler - Italo Calvino (1979)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: language
  300. Nausea - Jean-Paul Sartre (1938)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in lists: books-changed-life, classics
  301. Intuition Pumps And Other Tools for Thinking - Daniel C. Dennett (2013)
    non-fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  302. They Call Me Mad Dog!: A Story for Bitter, Lonely People - Erika Lopez (1998)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  303. Passionella and Other Stories - Jules Feiffer (1959)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: visually-stunning
  304. The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion - Jonathan Haidt (2012)
    non-fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: educational
  305. The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires - Tim Wu (2010)
    non-fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: educational
  306. Girl, Woman, Other - Bernardine Evaristo (2019)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  307. The Personality Brokers: The Strange History of Myers-Briggs and the Birth of Personality Testing - Merve Emre (2018)
    non-fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  308. Fascism: A Warning - Madeleine K. Albright (2018)
    non-fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  309. Capital in the Twenty-First Century - Thomas Piketty (2013)
    non-fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: educational
  310. Dark Matter - Blake Crouch (2016)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  311. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century - Yuval Noah Harari (2018)
    non-fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  312. World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War - Max Brooks (2006)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: scifi
  313. Intercourse - Andrea Dworkin (1987)
    non-fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: books-changed-life
  314. Solaris - Stanisław Lem (1961)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in lists: aliens, scifi
  315. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values - Robert M. Pirsig (1974)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙁bad (2/5) ;
  316. An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments - Ali Almossawi (2013)
    non-fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😠awful (1/5) ;
  317. Catch-22 - Joseph Heller (1961)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: classics
  318. Notes from Underground - Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1864)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  319. Mr. Fox - Helen Oyeyemi (2011)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
    featured in list: TCD
  320. All the Birds in the Sky - Charlie Jane Anders (2016)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙁bad (2/5) ;
    featured in list: TCD
  321. Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov (1955)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: language
  322. Letters from a Stoic - Seneca (64)
    non-fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: TCD
  323. Why We Broke Up - Daniel Handler (2011)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  324. Gudgulya - D.M. Mirasdar (1977)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  325. Ringworld - Larry Niven (1970)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: scifi
  326. The Naked Sun - Isaac Asimov (1956)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  327. Seveneves - Neal Stephenson (2015)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  328. Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions - Brian Christian (2016)
    non-fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  329. Flaming Iguanas: An Illustrated All-Girl Road Novel Thing - Erika Lopez (1997)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: visually-stunning
  330. The Gone-Away World - Nick Harkaway (2008)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: scifi
  331. After the World - Máire Brophy (2018)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  332. Fiasco - Stanisław Lem (1986)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in lists: aliens, scifi
  333. Lincoln in the Bardo - George Saunders (2017)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; owned in 💾digital medium ; it was 🙁bad (2/5) ;
  334. Six Wakes - Mur Lafferty (2017)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: thriller
  335. The Brothers Karamazov - Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1879)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in lists: classics, storytelling
  336. Passage - Connie Willis (2001)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: scifi
  337. Stumbling on Happiness - Daniel Todd Gilbert (2006)
    non-fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  338. Across the River and into the Trees - Ernest Hemingway (1950)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙁bad (2/5) ;
  339. Evening Class - Maeve Binchy (1996)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
    featured in list: TCD
  340. Models: Attract Women Through Honesty - Mark Manson (2011)
    non-fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
  341. I, Robot (Robot, #0.1) - Isaac Asimov (1950)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  342. Grimm's Fairy Tales - Jacob Grimm (2011)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in lists: classics, TCD
  343. Her Body and Other Parties - Carmen Maria Machado (2017)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
  344. The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry - Jon Ronson (2011)
    non-fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
  345. Fukat - D.M. Mirasdar (1993)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  346. The Republic - Plato (-380)
    non-fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in lists: books-changed-life, classics, educational, TCD
  347. Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie (1981)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in lists: classics, fantasy, language, storytelling
  348. The Caves of Steel - Isaac Asimov (1954)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  349. Foundation and Empire - Isaac Asimov (1952)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: scifi
  350. Second Foundation - Isaac Asimov (1953)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: scifi
  351. The Luminaries - Eleanor Catton (2013)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: storytelling
  352. Embassytown - China Miéville (2011)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  353. Forward the Foundation - Isaac Asimov (1993)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: scifi
  354. Foundation's Edge - Isaac Asimov (1982)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: scifi
  355. The Lady in the Van - Alan Bennett (1999)
    non-fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  356. The Finkler Question - Howard Jacobson (2010)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
    featured in list: TCD
  357. The White Tiger - Aravind Adiga (2008)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: storytelling
  358. The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro (1989)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: storytelling
  359. Animal Farm - George Orwell (1945)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in lists: books-changed-life, classics
  360. Anathem - Neal Stephenson (2008)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: scifi
  361. Silence - Shūsaku Endō (1966)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  362. Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress - Steven Pinker (2018)
    non-fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in lists: books-changed-life, educational
  363. Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card (1985)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: scifi
  364. The Robots of Dawn - Isaac Asimov (1983)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  365. Hag-Seed - Margaret Atwood (2016)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  366. The Sellout - Paul Beatty (2015)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  367. The Geek Feminist Revolution - Kameron Hurley (2016)
    non-fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  368. Foundation - Isaac Asimov (1951)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: scifi
  369. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything - Steven D. Levitt (2005)
    non-fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: TCD
  370. Patriotism - Yukio Mishima (1961)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  371. Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End - Atul Gawande (2014)
    non-fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  372. Starship Troopers - Robert A. Heinlein (1959)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: scifi
  373. Slaughterhouse-Five - Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (1969)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: classics
  374. Accelerando - Charles Stross (2005)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in lists: ai, scifi
  375. The Complete Robot (Robot, #0.3) - Isaac Asimov (1982)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
  376. Candide - Voltaire (1759)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: classics
  377. Sacred Games - Vikram Chandra (2006)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  378. Classical Literary Criticism - Penelope Murray (2001)
    non-fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
    featured in list: TCD
  379. The Art of Rhetoric - Aristotle (-322)
    non-fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in lists: classics, TCD
  380. The Satanic Verses - Salman Rushdie (1988)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; owned in 💾digital medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  381. Ubik - Philip K. Dick (1969)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: scifi
  382. A Tale for the Time Being - Ruth Ozeki (2013)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  383. Robots and Empire - Isaac Asimov (1985)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  384. Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury (1953)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: books-changed-life
  385. Rainbows End - Vernor Vinge (2006)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in lists: ai, scifi
  386. The Vegetarian - Han Kang (2007)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  387. Prelude to Foundation - Isaac Asimov (1988)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: scifi
  388. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life - Mark Manson (2016)
    non-fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
  389. The Inheritance of Loss - Kiran Desai (2005)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
  390. Foundation and Earth - Isaac Asimov (1986)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: scifi
  391. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley (1932)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in lists: classics, educational, scifi
  392. Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk (1996)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: classics
  393. The Trial and Death of Socrates (Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Phaedo (death scene only)) - Plato (-400)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: TCD
  394. The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood (1985)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in lists: books-changed-life, classics
  395. Pulp - Charles Bukowski (1994)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
  396. Anansi Boys - Neil Gaiman (2005)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  397. Snow Crash - Neal Stephenson (1992)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: scifi
  398. Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance - Angela Duckworth (2016)
    non-fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  399. Post Office - Charles Bukowski (1971)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  400. Death's End - Liu Cixin (2010)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: scifi
  401. Dune Messiah - Frank Herbert (1969)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  402. The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy (1997)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
  403. God Emperor of Dune - Frank Herbert (1981)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  404. Foucault's Pendulum - Umberto Eco (1988)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: thriller
  405. The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate – Discoveries from a Secret World - Peter Wohlleben (2015)
    non-fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: educational
  406. Thinking, Fast and Slow - Daniel Kahneman (2011)
    non-fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in lists: books-changed-life, classics, educational, TCD
  407. The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde (1890)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: classics
  408. Ready Player One - Ernest Cline (2011)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  409. 1984 - George Orwell (1949)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in lists: books-changed-life, classics
  410. Alice in Quantumland: An Allegory of Quantum Physics - Robert Gilmore (1994)
    non-fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  411. The Dark Forest - Liu Cixin (2008)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: scifi
  412. The Murders in the Rue Morgue - Edgar Allan Poe (1841)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  413. The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway (1952)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: classics
  414. The Prince and the Pauper - Mark Twain (1881)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  415. Tropic of Cancer - Henry Miller (1934)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
  416. Heretics of Dune - Frank Herbert (1984)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  417. The Three-Body Problem - Liu Cixin (2006)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: scifi
  418. Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow - Yuval Noah Harari (2017)
    non-fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
    featured in lists: educational, TCD
  419. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind - Yuval Noah Harari (2011)
    non-fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in lists: educational, TCD
  420. The Clever Guts Diet: How to Revolutionise Your Body from the Inside Out - Michael Mosley (2017)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😠awful (1/5) ;
    featured in list: TCD
  421. Notes of a Dirty Old Man - Charles Bukowski (1969)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
  422. Lord of the Flies - William Golding (1954)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: classics
  423. The Man in the High Castle - Philip K. Dick (1962)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: scifi
  424. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? - Philip K. Dick (1968)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: scifi
  425. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee (1960)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: classics
  426. Chapterhouse: Dune - Frank Herbert (1985)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  427. The Balloon Hoax - Edgar Allan Poe (1844)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  428. The Nicomachean Ethics - Aristotle (-340)
    non-fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in lists: classics, TCD
  429. American Gods - Neil Gaiman (2001)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: fantasy
  430. Who Rules the World? - Noam Chomsky (2014)
    non-fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
    featured in list: TCD
  431. Dune - Frank Herbert (1965)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in lists: classics, scifi
  432. Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro (2005)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: books-changed-life
  433. The Sun Also Rises - Ernest Hemingway (1926)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  434. Chimera - Mira Grant (2015)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  435. The Trial - Franz Kafka (1925)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: classics
  436. The Underground Railroad - Colson Whitehead (2016)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  437. Children of Dune - Frank Herbert (1976)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  438. Tales of Ordinary Madness - Charles Bukowski (1983)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
  439. Dubliners - James Joyce (1914)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  440. The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman (2008)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: fantasy
  441. On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft - Stephen King (2000)
    non-fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  442. The Canterbury Tales - Geoffrey Chaucer (1400)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: classics
  443. Symbiont - Mira Grant (2014)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙁bad (2/5) ;
  444. Writing for Computer Science - Justin Zobel (1997)
    non-fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  445. The Metamorphosis - Franz Kafka (1915)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in lists: classics, horror
  446. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I and II - John Tiffany (2016)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
    featured in list: TCD
  447. Neptune's Brood - Charles Stross (2013)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: scifi
  448. Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy (1877)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: classics
  449. Redshirts - John Scalzi (2012)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: scifi
  450. Three Men in a Boat - Jerome K. Jerome (1889)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: humour
  451. Cat's Cradle - Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (1963)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: scifi
  452. Life, the Universe and Everything - Douglas Adams (1982)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: humour
  453. The Bhagavad Gita - Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa (-400)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: classics
  454. Delta of Venus - Anaïs Nin (1969)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in lists: books-changed-life, classics
  455. Siege of Mithila - Ashok K. Banker (2004)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: classics
  456. The Wrong Case - James Crumley (1975)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  457. Interpreter of Maladies - Jhumpa Lahiri (1999)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  458. UR - Stephen King (2009)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  459. Parasite - Mira Grant (2013)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: scifi
  460. The Cat Who Walks Through Walls (The World As Myth) - Robert A. Heinlein (1985)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  461. The Wind Through the Keyhole (The Dark Tower, #4.5) - Stephen King (2012)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: fantasy
  462. A Feast for Crows - George R.R. Martin (2005)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: fantasy
  463. Secrets of a Devon Wood: My Nature Journal - Jo Brown (2020)
    ; read in in 📚 medium ; owned in 📚physical medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: visually-stunning
    Delightful illustrations. Worth being a collectible.
  464. Feed - Mira Grant (2010)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: scifi
  465. Axis - Robert Charles Wilson (2007)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  466. Lord Edgware Dies - Agatha Christie (1933)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  467. Sons of Sita - Ashok K. Banker (2012)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: classics
  468. The Final Country - James Crumley (2001)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  469. Wolves of the Calla - Stephen King (2003)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: fantasy
  470. Prey - Michael Crichton (2002)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  471. The Art of War - Sun Tzu (-500)
    non-fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: classics
  472. Spin - Robert Charles Wilson (2005)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  473. The Dark Tower - Stephen King (2004)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: fantasy
  474. Neuromancer - William Gibson (1984)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in lists: classics, scifi
  475. Rose Madder - Stephen King (1995)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  476. Wizard and Glass - Stephen King (1997)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: fantasy
  477. Demons of Chitrakut - Ashok K. Banker (2005)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: classics
  478. It - Stephen King (1986)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: horror
  479. The Namesake - Jhumpa Lahiri (2003)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  480. Cujo - Stephen King (1981)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  481. Poirot Investigates - Agatha Christie (1924)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  482. The Mahabharata: A Modern Rendering, Vol. 1 - Ramesh Menon (2006)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: classics
  483. The Gunslinger - Stephen King (1982)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: fantasy
  484. The Egg - Andy Weir (2009)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
  485. Moby-Dick or, the Whale - Herman Melville (1851)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: classics
  486. Mostly Harmless - Douglas Adams (1992)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
  487. So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish - Douglas Adams (1984)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: humour
  488. Einstein: His Life and Universe - Walter Isaacson (2007)
    non-fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  489. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd - Agatha Christie (1926)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙁bad (2/5) ;
  490. Armies of Hanuman - Ashok K. Banker (2005)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: classics
  491. Death in the Clouds - Agatha Christie (1935)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  492. The Accidental Prime Minister (The Making and Unmaking of Manmohan Singh) - Sanjaya Baru (2014)
    non-fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  493. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson (2005)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: thriller
  494. The Shining - Stephen King (1977)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: horror
  495. Prince of Ayodhya - Ashok K. Banker (2003)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: classics
  496. The Complete Stories and Poems - Edgar Allan Poe (1849)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
  497. One to Count Cadence - James Crumley (1969)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  498. The Mystery of the Blue Train - Agatha Christie (1928)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  499. Stranger in a Strange Land - Robert A. Heinlein (1961)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: scifi
  500. The Girl Who Played with Fire - Stieg Larsson (2006)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  501. Under the Dome - Stephen King (2009)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  502. Congo - Michael Crichton (1980)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  503. Carrie - Stephen King (1974)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: horror
  504. Three Act Tragedy - Agatha Christie (1934)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  505. A Clash of Kings - George R.R. Martin (1998)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: fantasy
  506. A Storm of Swords - George R.R. Martin (2000)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: fantasy
  507. Vengeance of Ravana - Ashok K. Banker (2010)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: classics
  508. Countdown (Newsflesh Trilogy, #0.25) - Mira Grant (2011)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  509. The Codex - Douglas Preston (2003)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  510. Algorithmic Puzzles - Anany V. Levitin (2011)
    non-fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  511. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams (1979)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in lists: classics, humour
  512. The Andromeda Strain - Michael Crichton (1969)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: scifi
  513. 'Salem's Lot - Stephen King (1975)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: horror
  514. Duma Key - Stephen King (2008)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: horror
  515. Deadline - Mira Grant (2011)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: scifi
  516. The Mist - Stephen King (1980)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: horror
  517. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest - Stieg Larsson (2007)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  518. A Game of Thrones - George R.R. Martin (1996)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: fantasy
  519. Burning Chrome - William Gibson (1986)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  520. Rendezvous with Rama - Arthur C. Clarke (1973)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: scifi
  521. The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress - Robert A. Heinlein (1966)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: scifi
  522. Vortex - Robert Charles Wilson (2011)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  523. The Waste Lands - Stephen King (1991)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
  524. Coders at Work: Reflections on the Craft of Programming - Peter Seibel (2009)
    non-fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: educational
  525. WWW: Wonder - Robert J. Sawyer (2011)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  526. Murder on the Orient Express - Agatha Christie (1934)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  527. The Last Good Kiss - James Crumley (1978)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  528. Steve Jobs - Walter Isaacson (2011)
    non-fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  529. Misery - Stephen King (1987)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: thriller
  530. Bridge of Rama - Ashok K. Banker (2005)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: classics
  531. Timeline - Michael Crichton (1999)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙁bad (2/5) ;
  532. The Mahabharata: A Modern Rendering, Vol. 2 - Ramesh Menon (2006)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: classics
  533. The Murder on the Links - Agatha Christie (1923)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  534. Black Coffee: A Mystery Play in Three Acts - Agatha Christie (1930)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  535. King of Ayodhya - Ashok K. Banker (2006)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: classics
  536. Count Zero - William Gibson (1986)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: scifi
  537. The Eyes of the Dragon - Stephen King (1987)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙁bad (2/5) ;
  538. Doctor Sleep - Stephen King (2013)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  539. The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho (1988)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  540. Firestarter - Stephen King (1980)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: thriller
  541. The Mysterious Affair at Styles - Agatha Christie (1920)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  542. Dreamcatcher - Stephen King (2001)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  543. Mona Lisa Overdrive - William Gibson (1988)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: scifi
  544. Song of Susannah - Stephen King (2004)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: fantasy
  545. Blackout - Mira Grant (2012)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: scifi
  546. Dancing Bear - James Crumley (1983)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  547. The Big Four - Agatha Christie (1927)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
    featured in list: fantasy
  548. WWW: Watch - Robert J. Sawyer (2010)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  549. The Restaurant at the End of the Universe - Douglas Adams (1980)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: humour
  550. Sphere - Michael Crichton (1987)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  551. Cryptonomicon - Neal Stephenson (1999)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  552. Cell - Stephen King (2006)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  553. The Drawing of the Three - Stephen King (1987)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: fantasy
  554. Peril at End House - Agatha Christie (1932)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  555. Eight Million Ways to Die - Lawrence Block (1982)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  556. WWW: Wake - Robert J. Sawyer (2009)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in lists: ai, scifi
  557. A Dance with Dragons - George R.R. Martin (2011)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: fantasy
  558. Holy Bible: King James Version - Anonymous (1611)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: classics
  559. The Lost Symbol - Dan Brown (2009)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 🙁bad (2/5) ;
  560. The Doomsday Conspiracy - Sidney Sheldon (1991)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  561. If Tomorrow Comes - Sidney Sheldon (1985)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  562. The Return of the Dancing Master - Henning Mankell (2000)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 🙁bad (2/5) ;
  563. Tell Me Your Dreams - Sidney Sheldon (1998)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  564. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again - J.R.R. Tolkien (1937)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  565. Nothing Lasts Forever - Sidney Sheldon (1994)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  566. The Last Juror - John Grisham (2004)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  567. Deception Point - Dan Brown (2001)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  568. The Chamber - John Grisham (1994)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  569. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer - Patrick Süskind (1985)
    fiction ; read in in 💾 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  570. At Risk - Stella Rimington (2004)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 🙁bad (2/5) ;
  571. Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand (1957)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: books-changed-life
  572. The Stars Shine Down - Sidney Sheldon (1992)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  573. Thinkertoys: A Handbook of Creative-Thinking Techniques - Michael Michalko (1991)
    non-fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  574. A Brief History of Time - Stephen Hawking (1988)
    non-fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: educational
  575. The Broker - John Grisham (2005)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 🙁bad (2/5) ;
  576. The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - Alexander McCall Smith (1998)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  577. The Silence of the Lambs - Thomas Harris (1988)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: thriller
  578. The Sky is Falling - Sidney Sheldon (2000)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  579. The Sands of Time - Sidney Sheldon (1988)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  580. Red Dragon - Thomas Harris (1981)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
    featured in list: thriller
  581. A Gathering Light - Jennifer Donnelly (2003)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 🙁bad (2/5) ;
  582. Inferno - Dan Brown (2013)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 🙁bad (2/5) ;
  583. Eat Cake - Jeanne Ray (2003)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 🙁bad (2/5) ;
  584. Up and Down in the Dales - Gervase Phinn (2004)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 🙁bad (2/5) ;
  585. Morning, Noon & Night - Sidney Sheldon (1995)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  586. A Stranger in the Mirror - Sidney Sheldon (1976)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  587. Angels & Demons - Dan Brown (2000)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  588. The Fountainhead - Ayn Rand (1943)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: books-changed-life
  589. The Client - John Grisham (1993)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  590. Rage of Angels - Sidney Sheldon (1980)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  591. The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown (2003)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  592. The Naked Face - Sidney Sheldon (1970)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  593. The Best Laid Plans - Sidney Sheldon (1997)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  594. The King of Torts - John Grisham (2003)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  595. The Other Side of Midnight - Sidney Sheldon (1973)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  596. Dirty Bomb - Gilbert King (2004)
    non-fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 🙁bad (2/5) ;
  597. The Murder Artist - John Case (2004)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 🙁bad (2/5) ;
  598. Hannibal - Thomas Harris (1999)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  599. The Various Haunts of Men - Susan Hill (2004)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 🙁bad (2/5) ;
  600. The Lord of the Rings (The Lord of the Rings, #1-3) - J.R.R. Tolkien (1955)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in lists: classics, fantasy
  601. Are You Afraid of the Dark? - Sidney Sheldon (2004)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  602. Digital Fortress - Dan Brown (1998)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  603. Windmills of the Gods - Sidney Sheldon (1987)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  604. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Mark Haddon (2003)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
  605. Master of the Game - Sidney Sheldon (1982)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  606. Memories of Midnight - Sidney Sheldon (1990)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  607. Start From Here - Sean French (2003)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 🙁bad (2/5) ;
  608. Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson (1879)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  609. The Hound of the Baskervilles - Arthur Conan Doyle (1901)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  610. The Last Don - Mario Puzo (1996)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  611. Kidnapped - Robert Louis Stevenson (1886)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  612. Fursungicha Faster Fene (फुरसुंगीचा फास्टर फेणे) - B.R. Bhagwat (1975)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  613. Captains Courageous - Rudyard Kipling (1897)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  614. Oz: The Complete Collection - L. Frank Baum (1900)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
  615. The Tell-Tale Heart and Other Writings - Edgar Allan Poe (1843)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
  616. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - J.K. Rowling (1998)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in lists: classics, fantasy
  617. Pratapgadawar Faster Fene (प्रतापगडावर फास्टर फेणे) - B.R. Bhagwat (1966)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  618. Robinson Crusoe - Daniel Defoe (1719)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  619. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - J.K. Rowling (1999)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in lists: classics, fantasy
  620. Journey to the Center of the Earth - Jules Verne (1864)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
  621. Tales of Mystery and Madness - Edgar Allan Poe (2004)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in lists: classics, horror
  622. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass - Lewis Carroll (1871)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in lists: classics, fantasy
  623. Five Weeks in a Balloon - Jules Verne (1863)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  624. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson (1886)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  625. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - J.K. Rowling (2003)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in lists: classics, fantasy
  626. The Diary of a Young Girl - Anne Frank (1947)
    non-fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  627. Faster Fenecha Ranrang (फास्टर फेणेचा रणरंग) - B.R. Bhagwat (1960)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  628. Jawaanmard Faster Fene (जवानमर्द फास्टर फेणे) - B.R. Bhagwat (1979)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  629. The Gold Bug - Edgar Allan Poe (1842)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
  630. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea - Jules Verne (1870)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in lists: classics, scifi
  631. Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There - Lewis Carroll (1871)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in lists: classics, fantasy
  632. Complete Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes - Arthur Conan Doyle (1892)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: classics
  633. Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens (1839)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  634. Around the World in Eighty Days - Jules Verne (1873)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
  635. Tick Tock Faster Fene (टिक टॉक फास्टर फेणे) - B.R. Bhagwat (1985)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  636. The Sicilian - Mario Puzo (1969)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  637. Omerta - Mario Puzo (1999)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  638. Faster Fene Detective (फास्टर फेणे डिटेक्टीव्ह) - B.R. Bhagwat (1964)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  639. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain (1884)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
    featured in list: classics
  640. Chakrivaadalaat Faster Fene (चक्रीवादळात फास्टर फेणे) - B.R. Bhagwat (1971)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  641. David Copperfield - Charles Dickens (1850)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  642. Eragon - Christopher Paolini (2002)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  643. Little Women - Louisa May Alcott (1868)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  644. The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Tales - Edgar Allan Poe (1839)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
  645. From the Earth to the Moon - Jules Verne (1865)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  646. Aage Badho Faster Fene (आगे बढो फास्टर फेणे) - B.R. Bhagwat (1976)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  647. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - J.K. Rowling (2000)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in lists: classics, fantasy
  648. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Hogwarts Library) - Newt Scamander (2001)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  649. The Call of the Wild - Jack London (1903)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
  650. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain (1875)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: classics
  651. Tring...Tring...Faster Fene (ट्रिंग...ट्रिंग... फास्टर फेणे) - B.R. Bhagwat (1981)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  652. Fools Die - Mario Puzo (1978)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  653. The Mysterious Island - Jules Verne (1865)
    fiction, sci-fi ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  654. The Tales of Beedle the Bard (Hogwarts Library) - J.K. Rowling (2008)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 😁good (4/5) ;
  655. Baalbahaddar Faster Fene (बालबहाद्धर फास्टर फेणे) - B.R. Bhagwat (1977)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  656. Aesop's Fables - Aesop (-560)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: classics
  657. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court - Mark Twain (1889)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in lists: classics, fantasy
  658. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - J.K. Rowling (2007)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in lists: classics, fantasy
  659. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - J.K. Rowling (2005)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in lists: classics, fantasy
  660. The Complete Sherlock Holmes and Tales of Terror and Mystery - Arthur Conan Doyle (1908)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: classics
  661. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens (1861)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
    featured in list: classics
  662. Quidditch Through the Ages (Hogwarts Library) - Kennilworthy Whisp (2001)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 🙂okay (3/5) ;
  663. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - J.K. Rowling (1997)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in lists: classics, fantasy
  664. The Godfather - Mario Puzo (1969)
    fiction ; read in in 📚 medium ; it was 😍awesome (5/5) ;
    featured in list: classics