2013 Book List


Here is the list of books I’ve read during the year 2013.

  1. Your Inner Fish: The Amazing Discovery of Our 375-Million-Year-Old Ancestor by Neil Shubin
  2. The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail — but Some Don’t by Nate Silver
  3. Thomas Paine’s Rights of Man: A Biography by Christopher Hitchens
  4. Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott
  5. A History of Greece by Cyril Edward Robinson
  6. Life Ascending: The Ten Great Inventions of Evolution by Nick Lane
  7. Long Walk to Freedom: With Connections by Nelson Mandela
  8. Witchcraft: A Very Short Introduction by Malcolm Gaskill
  9. The New Testament as Literature: A Very Short Introduction by Kyle Keefer
  10. The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream by Barack Obama
  11. I, Partridge: We Need to Talk about Alan by Steve Coogan
  12. The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature by Matt Ridley
  13. Natural Experiments of History by Jared Diamond and J. A. Robinson
  14. The Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction by Jerry Brotton
  15. The Origin Of Species: 150th Anniversary Edition by Charles Darwin
  16. North American Indians: A Very Short Introduction by Theda Perdue, Michael D. Green
  17. The Mismeasure of Man by Stephen Jay Gould
  18. The Culture of Make Believe by Derrick Jensen
  19. 50 Popular Beliefs That People Think Are True by Guy P. Harrison
  20. Sleeping with the Devil: How Washington Sold Our Soul for Saudi Crude by Robert Baer
  21. Every Day is an Atheist Holiday!: More Magical Tales from the Author of God, No! by Penn Jillette
  22. A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn
  23. The Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide and America’s Response by Peter Balakian
  24. Attack of the Theocrats! How the Religious Right Harms Us All—and What We Can Do About It by Sean Faircloth
  25. Leadership: A Very Short Introduction by Keith Grint
  26. Autism: A Very Short Introduction by Uta Frith
  27. Arguably: Essays by Christopher Hitchens by Christopher Hitchens
  28. The God Virus: How Religion Infects Our Lives and Culture by Darrel Ray
  29. Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon by Daniel C. Dennett
  30. How Civilizations Die: (And Why Islam Is Dying Too) by David Goldman
  31. The Language God Talks: On Science and Religion by Herman Wouk
  32. The Cambridge Introduction to Creative Writing by David Morley
  33. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
  34. Atheism: A Very Short Introduction by Julian Baggini
  35. Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think by Peter H. Diamandis, Steven Kotler
  36. Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer
  37. A Man by Oriana fallaci
  38. Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism by Ha-Joon Chang
  39. The Trouble with Islam: A Wake-up Call for Honesty and Change by Irshad Manji
  40. After the Prophet: The Epic Story of the Shia-Sunni Split in Islam by Lesley Hazleton
  41. The Tell-Tale Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Quest for What Makes Us Human by V. S. Ramachandran
  42. True Enough: Learning to Live in a Post-Fact Society by Farhad Manjoo
  43. The Republic by Plato
  44. The Meaning of Life: A Very Short Introduction by Terry Eagleton
  45. The Making of the Fittest: DNA and the Ultimate Forensic Record of Evolution by Sean B. Carroll
  46. Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation by Steven Johnson
  47. Animal Rights: A Very Short Introduction by David DeGrazia
  48. Dreaming: A Very Short Introduction by J. Allan Hobson
  49. The Age of Spiritual Machines: When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence by Ray Kurzweil
  50. The Mind of the Market: How Biology and Psychology Shape Our Economic Lives by Michael Shermer
  51. Against All Gods: Six Polemics on Religion and an Essay on Kindness by A. C. Grayling
  52. Darwin’s Ghosts: The Secret History of Evolution by Rebecca Stott
  53. The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future by Mark Bauerlein
  54. Mortality by Christopher Hitchens
  55. Forgotten Fatherland: The True Story of Nietzsche’s Sister and Her Lost Aryan Colony by Ben Macintyre
  56. Chasing a Mirage: The Tragic lllusion of an Islamic State by Tarek Fatah
  57. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  58. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany by William L. Shirer
  59. Animal Farm by George Orwell
  60. Egyptian Myth: A Very Short Introduction by Geraldine Pinch

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