Bookshelves
All (1231)
« 1 »

# cover title author rating rating my rating review Down arrow read added
 
32
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle : A Year of Food Life
4.04
really liked it
Kingsolver and family undertook a year-long experiment to eat only locally-grown, organic food. They moved from their long-time home in Tucson to a sm ...more
Jul 09, 2008
May 28, 2008
 
11
A Thousand Splendid Suns
4.35
it was amazing
A Thousand Splendid Suns is the deeply moving story of 2 women in Afghanistan during the 30 year period from the mid 70s to 2003. Politically, Afghani ...more
Apr 20, 2008
May 30, 2008
 
14
Great Adventures In Small Boats
4.38
it was amazing
Great Adventures in Small Boats is a survey of the best literature about small-boat blue-water sailing. Originally published in 1948 it was reprinted ...more
Jun 02, 2008
May 28, 2008
 
12
The Paper Moon (Inspector Montalbano, #9)
3.98
it was amazing
I really enjoy the Montalbano mystery series by Andrea Camilleri, and The Paper Moon is the best so far. The translation by Stephen Sartarelli is bril ...more
Apr 25, 2008
May 29, 2008
 
6
Gödel's Proof
4.15
it was amazing
This book was written by Ernest Nagel, a professor of mathematics and philosophy, and James Newman, the editor of the 4 volume The World of Mathematic ...more
Nov 16, 2008
Nov 17, 2008
 
27
The Moneylender of Toulouse (Fools' Guild, #7)
4.22
really liked it
This is about the 6th in the jester series by Alan Gordon, and one of the best. In this novel, Theophilus and Claudia are dispatched to Toulouse to de ...more
Jul 13, 2008
Jun 26, 2008
 
40
The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail - But Some Don't
3.97
really liked it
This is a pretty inspiring book for those of us who want to get better at using data and analysis to make better decisions. Silver seems to have an un ...more
May 08, 2013
May 11, 2013
 
4
The Wings of the Sphinx (Inspector Montalbano, #11)
3.90
it was amazing
This series just keeps getting better. Montalbano has mellowed with age, but still manages to be a pain in the ass and a deeply humane person. Camille ...more
Feb 2010
Feb 08, 2010
 
31
Then We Came to the End
3.46
really liked it
Then We Came to the End is author Joshua Ferris' first novel. It takes place in a Chicago advertising agency during a year of layoffs. Written mostly ...more
May 21, 2008
May 28, 2008
 
22
This Night's Foul Work (Commissaire Adamsberg, #7)
4.03
really liked it
This is a novel about misguided revenge and misplaced trust. As in all the novels in this series a serial killer is on the loose. Complicating things ...more
May 14, 2009
Apr 18, 2009
 
16
The Track of Sand (Inspector Montalbano Mystery #12)
3.90
really liked it
Montalbano awakes to find a severed horse's head on the beach in front of his house. Never a good sign, especially first thing in the morning.

This is
...more
Nov 20, 2010
Nov 29, 2010
 
15
The Story of a Seagull and the Cat Who Taught Her to Fly
4.11
really liked it
This is basically a children's book, but with enough sophistication to appeal to adults.
Apr 10, 2011
Mar 31, 2011
 
59
The Origin of Species
3.98
it was amazing
None
Jan 1996
May 26, 2012
 
63
The C Programming Language
4.41
it was amazing
None
Jan 1980
Oct 30, 2011
 
66
Compilers: Principles, Techniques, and Tools
4.07
it was amazing
None
Jan 1993
Oct 30, 2011
 
48
Programming Ruby: The Pragmatic Programmers' Guide
4.06
it was amazing
None
Jan 2003
Oct 30, 2011
 
60
Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs (MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science)
4.45
really liked it
None
Jan 1989
Oct 30, 2011
 
51
Heart of Darkness
3.42
it was amazing
None
Jan 1984
Mar 22, 2012
 
53
The Grapes of Wrath
3.94
it was amazing
None
Jan 1970
Mar 22, 2012
 
52
A People's History of the United States
4.07
it was amazing
None
Jan 2006
Mar 22, 2012
 
65
1984
4.16
it was amazing
None
Jan 1974
Mar 22, 2012
 
58
The Visual Display of Quantitative Information
4.41
it was amazing
None
Jan 2005
Mar 24, 2012
 
56
Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software
4.16
it was amazing
None
Jan 2001
Oct 30, 2011
 
57
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values
3.77
it was amazing
None
Jan 1980
May 26, 2012
 
46
For Whom the Bell Tolls
3.96
it was amazing
None
Jan 1971
May 26, 2012
 
45
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
4.09
liked it
None
Jan 1982
May 26, 2012
 
44
Hiroshima
3.95
really liked it
None
Jan 1998
May 26, 2012
 
43
Aspects of the Theory of Syntax
3.91
really liked it
None
Feb 15, 2001
May 26, 2012
 
50
The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master
4.31
it was amazing
None
Jan 2002
Oct 30, 2011
 
55
A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction
4.38
it was amazing
None
Jan 2005
Sep 16, 2011