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September
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C.S. Lewis
August 2014
07
reviewed: The Martian
Probably the most enjoyable book I've read in years, possibly ever. I loved the humor, loved the plot, loved the main charac...
The Martian - Andy Weir
August 2014
02
reviewed: Ancillary Justice
Two straight 5-stars? What is the world coming to?I do have some complaints, mostly that the switching perspectives were sli...
Ancillary Justice - Ann Leckie
July 2014
02
reviewed: Embassytown
Very unique, yet quite entertaining. Things got weird, yet were still accessible enough to ultimately be rather beautiful.
Embassytown - China MiƩville
June 2014
23
reviewed: The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God
While he makes many very good points, it is clear that much of the book is indeed adapted from his sermons to his church, of ...
The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God - Timothy Keller, Kathy Keller
June 2014
17
reviewed: Marriage, a History: How Love Conquered Marriage
Quite a fascinating read. If you have ever wondered what "traditional marriage" even means, read this book. It culminates wit...
Marriage, a History: How Love Conquered Marriage - Stephanie Coontz
June 2014
04
reviewed: Young Money: Inside the Hidden World of Wall Street's Post-Crash Recruits
It was an enjoyable read because Roose has an engaging, yet easy-going writing style, though the content was somewhat lacking...
Young Money: Inside the Hidden World of Wall Street's Post-Crash Recruits - Kevin Roose
May 2014
11
reviewed: A Student's Guide to Maxwell's Equations
A decent review, but had I not had physics 2 previously, I would have been completely lost. I had a really great professor f...
A Student's Guide to Maxwell's Equations - Daniel Fleisch
reviewed: Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt
Fascinating read. I could read Lewis write about paint drying and be engrossed. Actually, Lewis, how about it? I've alway...
Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt - Michael Lewis
May 2014
02
reviewed: The Age of Miracles
The prose was beautiful in most spots, but the story was very flimsy, and the science was even more so.
The Age of Miracles - Karen Thompson Walker
reviewed: Jesus and Nonviolence: A Third Way
Short and "sweet", but packs quite a punch. While I had the main thrust of the argument "spoiled" for me at a Q&A with Rob Be...
Jesus and Nonviolence: A Third Way - Walter Wink
March 2014
09
reviewed: Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
Very interesting and entertaining. He's a better writer than I expected. Some of the long lists of french food terms got te...
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly - Anthony Bourdain
February 2014
12
reviewed: Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #1
I have a hard time getting into comics (graphic novels?). I consider it a personal deficiency and not an issue with the genr...
Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #1 - Zack Whedon, Georges Jeanty, Karl Story, Laura Martin, Michael Heisler
February 2014
01
reviewed: Early Retirement Extreme: A Philosophical and Practical Guide to Financial Independence
First off, I want to say the low rating is not due to a disagreement about the concept of early retirement via extreme saving...
Early Retirement Extreme: A Philosophical and Practical Guide to Financial Independence - Jacob Lund Fisker
January 2014
21
reviewed: Child 44
Good, but not great. The mystery was given away about 2/3 through and it wasn't as great of a mystery as the book wanted it t...
Child 44 - Tom Rob Smith
January 2014
20
reviewed: The Bogleheads' Guide to Investing
Very much a general overview. I don't think I learned or encountered any topics that I haven't from cursory reading on vario...
The Bogleheads' Guide to Investing - Taylor Larimore, Michael LeBoeuf, Mel Lindauer

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