2005 in review: books

i came close to averaging one book per week. the best non-fiction books i read this year were on intelligence and nature noir. the best fiction book i read this year was the kite runner, but i also enjoyed george r.r. martin’s a song of fire and ice series, and terry pratchett’s discworld books.

  1. on intelligence by jeff hawkins and sandra blakeslee (review)
  2. midas world by frederik pohl (review)
  3. singularity sky by charlie stross (review)
  4. children of the mind by orson scott card (review)
  5. the geography of thought: how asians and westerners think differently...and why by richard e. nisbett (review)
  6. myth-taken identity by robert asprin and jody lynn nye (review)
  7. myth alliances by robert asprin and jody lynn nye (review)
  8. ender’s shadow by orson scott card (review)
  9. the tides of time by john brunner (review)
  10. the coming by joe haldeman (review)
  11. camouflage by joe haldeman (review)
  12. shadow of the hegemon by orson scott card (review)
  13. slack: getting past burnout, busywork, and the myth of total efficiency by tom demarco (review)
  14. high stakes, no prisoners: a winner’s tale of greed and glory in the internet wars by charles h. ferguson (review)
  15. fuel-injected dreams: a novel by james robert baker (review)
  16. blink: the power of thinking without thinking by malcolm gladwell (review)
  17. old man's war by john scalzi (review)
  18. the color of magic by terry pratchett (review)
  19. going postal by terry pratchett (review)
  20. shadow puppets by orson scott card (review)
  21. kitchen confidential: adventures in the culinary underbelly by anthony bourdain (review)
  22. disneywar by james b. stewart (review)
  23. democratizing innovation by eric von hippel (review)
  24. nature noir: a park ranger’s patrol in the sierra by jordan fisher smith (review)
  25. scoop by evelyn waugh (review)
  26. a game of thrones by george r.r. martin (review)
  27. massive change by bruce mau and the institute without boundaries (review)
  28. someone comes to town, someone leaves town by cory doctorow (review)
  29. a clash of kings by george r.r. martin (review)
  30. the plot against america by philip roth (review)
  31. the light fantastic by terry pratchett (review)
  32. the snows of kilimanjaro and other short stories by ernest hemingway (review)
  33. equal rites by terry pratchett (review)
  34. make love the bruce campbell way by bruce campbell (review)
  35. mort by terry pratchett (review)
  36. rebuilt: how becoming part computer made me more human by michael chorost (review)
  37. bowling alone: the collapse and revival of american community by robert d. putnam (review)
  38. the kite runner by khaled hosseini (review)
  39. behavior in public places: notes on the social organization of gatherings by erving goffman (review)
  40. the mystery of capitalism: why capitalism triumphs in the west and fails everywhere else by hernando de soto (review)
  41. quicksilver by neal stephenson (review)
  42. sourcery by terry pratchett (review)
  43. freakonomics by steven d. levitt and stephen j. dubner (review)
  44. excession by iain m. banks (review)
  45. let my people go surfing: the education of a reluctant businessman by yvon chouinard (review)
  46. the family trade by charles stross (review)
  47. wyrd sisters by terry pratchett (review)
  48. maverick: the success story behind the world’s most unusual workplace by ricardo semler (review)

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