Books 2020

I love to read. Usually I am in the middle of several books. I also like making lists and tracking things. So this page is my list of books I want to read, and books I have read this calendar year. In the past I have kept a yearly list, complete with ratings. I'm changing that now to be just a list of books. Each link is to the book, eBook, or audio book I read.

⊕ Denotes new books that I haven't read before.


All Time Favorites

The MartianAndy WeirScience FictionHardback
Born to Win: A Life-long Struggle to Capture the America's CupJohn BertrandNon-fictionHardback
CryptonomiconNeal StephensonFictionHardback
The Lord of the RingsJ. R. R. TolkienFantasyHardback

Books I Want to Read

A Darker Shade of MagicV. E. SchwabFantasyPaperback
A Gathering of ShadowsV. E. SchwabFantasyPaperback
A Conjuring of LightV. E. SchwabFantasyPaperback
The City of BrassS. A. ChakrabortyFantasyPaperback
The Kingdom of CopperS. A. ChakrabortyFantasyPaperback
The FiveHallie RubenholdNon-fictionHardback
FarsightedSteven JohnsonNon-fictionHardback
The Enemy of All MankindSteven JohnsonNon-fictionHardback
The Ruin of KingsJenn LyonsFantasyHardback
Thinking, Fast and SlowDaniel KahnmanNon-fictionHardback

Books I am Currently Reading

Operation Mincemeat: How a Dead Man and a Bizarre Plan Fooled the Nazis and Assured an Allied VictoryBen MacintyreNon-fictionAudiobook
⊕ PersonalLee ChildThrillerKindle
⊕ The Calcuating StarsMary Robinette KowalScience FictionKindle

Books I Read in 2020

A Savage PlaceRobert B. ParkerMysteryPaperback
CeremonyRobert B. ParkerMysteryPaperback
The Widening GyreRobert B. ParkerMysteryPaperback
ValedictionRobert B. ParkerMysteryPaperback
A Catskill EagleRobert B. ParkerMysteryPaperback
Taming a Sea-horseRobert B. ParkerMysteryPaperback
Pale Kings and PrincesRobert B. ParkerMysteryPaperback
Crimson JoyRobert B. ParkerMysteryPaperback
⊕ Fall; or, Dodge in HellNeal StephensonFantasyHardback
⊕ Midnight in ChernobylAdam HigginbothamNon-fictionHardback
Barbary StationR. E. SternsScience FictionPaperback
⊕ All the DevilsBarry EislerThrillerKindle
A Clean Kill in Tokyo (Previously Published as Rain Fall) (A John Rain Novel)Barry EislerThrillerPaperback
A Lonely Resurrection (Previously Published as Hard Rain and Blood from Blood) (A John Rain Novel)Barry EislerThrillerPaperback
Winner Take All (Previously published as Rain Storm and Choke Point) (A John Rain Novel)Barry EislerThrillerPaperback
All Systems Red (Kindle Single): The Murderbot DiariesMartha WellsScience FictionKindle
Artificial Condition: The Murderbot DiariesMartha WellsScience FictionKindle
Rogue Protocol: The Murderbot DiariesMartha WellsScience FictionKindle
Exit Strategy: The Murderbot DiariesMartha WellsScience FictionKindle
⊕ Network Effect: A Murderbot Novel (The Murderbot Diaries (5))Martha WellsScience FictionHardback
Killing FloorLee ChildThrillerPaperback
Die TryingLee ChildThrillerPaperback
TripwireLee ChildThrillerPaperback
Running BlindLee ChildThrillerPaperback
Echo BurningLee ChildThrillerPaperback
Without FailLee ChildThrillerPaperback
PersuaderLee ChildThrillerPaperback
The EnemyLee ChildThrillerPaperback
One ShotLee ChildThrillerPaperback
The Hard WayLee ChildThrillerPaperback
Bad Luck and TroubleLee ChildThrillerHardback
⊕ Nothing to LoseLee ChildThrillerKindle
⊕ Gone TomorrowLee ChildThrillerKindle
61 HoursLee ChildThrillerHardcover
Worth Dying ForLee ChildThrillerHardcover
⊕ Dark Space: Humanity is DefeatedJasper T. ScottScience FictionKindle
The AffairLee ChildThrillerHardcover
A Wanted ManLee ChildThrillerHardcover
Never Go BackLee ChildThrillerHardcover


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