Book Collection

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Currently Reading

5001 Nights at the Movies (Pauline Kael)
Caesar’s Last Breath: Decoding the Secrets of the Air Around Us (Sam Kean)
Roger Ebert’s Four-Star Reviews 1967-2007 (Roger Ebert)

Books to Read

Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion (Paul Bloom)
Atomic Adventures: Secret Islands, Forgotten N-Rays, and Isotopic Murder… (James Mahaffey)
The Book That Changed America: How Darwin’s Theory of Evolution Ignited a Nation (Randall Fuller)
Bugged: The Insects Who Rule the World and the People Obsessed with Them (David MacNeal)
Convergence: The Idea at the Heart of Science (Peter Watson)
A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power… (Jennifer A. Doudna, Samuel H. Sternberg)
The End of Sex and the Future of Human Reproduction (Henry T. Greely)
The Ends of the World: Volcanic Apocalypses, Lethal Oceans, and Our Quest… (Peter Brannen)
The Ethics of What We Eat: Why Our Food Choices Matter (Peter Singer, Jim Mason)
Evolving Ourselves: How Unnatural Selection and Nonrandom Mutation… (Juan Enriquez, Steve Gullans)
GMO Sapiens: The Life-Changing Science of Designer Babies (Paul Knoepfler)
The Great Movies (Roger Ebert)
The Great Movies II (Roger Ebert)
The Great Movies III (Roger Ebert)
Ifferisms: An Anthology of Aphorisms That Begin with the Word “IF” (Mardy Grothe)
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Rebecca Skloot)
Improbable Destinies: Fate, Chance, and the Future of Evolution (Jonathan B. Losos)
I Never Metaphor I Didn’t Like: A Comprehensive Compilation… (Mardy Grothe)
Insectopedia (Hugh Raffles)
The Instant Physicist: An Illustrated Guide (Richard A. Muller)
The Laws of Medicine: Field Notes from an Uncertain Science (Siddhartha Mukherjee)
Never Let a Fool Kiss You or a Kiss Fool You (Mardy Grothe)
Now: The Physics of Time (Richard A. Muller)
Oxymoronica: Paradoxical Wit & Wisdom From History’s Greatest Wordsmiths (Mardy Grothe)
Patient Zero and the Making of the AIDS Epidemic (Richard A. McKay)
The Poisoner’s Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine… (Deborah Blum)
The Quotable Thoreau (Jeffrey S Cramer)
Redesigning Life: How Genome Editing Will Transform the World (John Parrington)
The Secret Life of the Mind: How Your Brain Thinks, Feels, and Decides (Mariano Sigman)
Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life (Helen Czerski)
This is Your Brain on Parasites: How Tiny Creatures Manipulate Our Behavior… (Kathleen McAuliffe)
The Vaccine Race: Science, Politics, and the Human Costs of Defeating Disease (Meredith Wadman)
Venomous: How Earth’s Deadliest Creatures Mastered Biochemistry (Christie Wilcox)
Viva la Repartee: Clever Comebacks and Witty Retorts from History’s Great Wits… (Mardy Grothe)
The War on Science: Who’s Waging It, Why It Matters, What We Can Do About It (Shawn Lawrence Otto)
What Is Your Dangerous Idea?: Today’s Leading Thinkers on the Unthinkable (John Brockman)
Why?: What Makes Us Curious (Mario Livio)
Why Time Flies: A Mostly Scientific Investigation (Alan Burdick)
Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln’s Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities (Amy Stewart)

Black Swan Green (David Mitchell)
Chemistry (Weike Wang)
Cloud Atlas (David Mitchell)
The Complete Grimm’s Fairy Tales (Brothers Grimm)
Number9Dream (David Mitchell)
The Unbearable Lightness of Being (Milan Kundera)

Books Read

501 Must-See Movies (Rob Hill, Ann Lloyd, Chris Darke, Bounty)
The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature (Steven Pinker)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Philosophy: Fear and Trembling in Sunnydale (James B. South, et al.)
Come Back Frayed (Colin Wright)
The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness… (Sam Kean)
Electrified Sheep: Glass-Eating Scientists, Nuking the Moon, and More Bizarre Experiments (Alex Boese)
Elephants on Acid: And Other Bizarre Experiments (Alex Boese)
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer (Siddhartha Mukherjee)
The Gene: An Intimate History (Siddhartha Mukherjee)
I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life (Ed Yong)
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat: And Other Clinical Tales (Oliver Sacks)
Modern Prometheus: Editing the Human Genome with CRISPR-Cas9 (James Kozubek)
Neverisms: A Quotation Lover’s Guide to Things You Should Never Do… (Mardy Grothe)
Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How It Changed the World (Laura Spinney)
Some Thoughts About Relationships (Colin Wright)
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers (Mary Roach)
The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain (Sam Kean)
The Violinist’s Thumb: And Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius… (Sam Kean)
Your Movie Sucks (Roger Ebert)

All Quiet on the Western Front (Erich Maria Remarque)
Angels & Demons (Dan Brown)
Beloved (Toni Morrison)
Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
The Catcher in the Rye (J. D. Salinger)
A Clockwork Orange (Anthony Burgess)
Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoevsky)
The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown)
Death of a Salesman (Arthur Miller)
Exquisite Corpse (Poppy Z. Brite)
The Fault in Our Stars (John Green)
Fences (August Wilson)
Frankenstein (Mary Shelley)
Girl, Interrupted (Susanna Kaysen)
The Good Earth (Pearl S. Buck)
The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
Hamlet (William Shakespeare)
The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (J. K. Rowling)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (J. K. Rowling)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (J. K. Rowling)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (J. K. Rowling)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (J. K. Rowling)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (J. K. Rowling)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (J. K. Rowling)
His Dark Materials: The Amber Spyglass (Philip Pullman)
His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass (Philip Pullman)
His Dark Materials: The Subtle Knife (Philip Pullman)
Into the Wild (Jon Krakauer)
The Joy Luck Club (Amy Tan)
Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov)
Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
The Lost Symbol (Dan Brown)
The Maze Runner (James Dashner)
The Maze Runner: The Death Cure (James Dasher)
The Maze Runner: The Kill Order (James Dasher)
The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (James Dashner)
The Metamorphosis (Franz Kafka)
Night (Elie Wiesel)
The Odyssey (Homer)
Of Mice and Men (John Steinbeck)
Middlesex (Jeffrey Eugenides)
The Outsiders (S. E. Hinton)
The Pearl (John Steinbeck)
The Phantom Tollbooth (Norton Juster)
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (James Joyce)
A Prayer for Owen Meany (John Irving)
Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
The Prophet (Kahlil Gibran)
The Red Pony (John Steinbeck)
Romeo and Juliet (William Shakespeare)
Running with Scissors (Augusten Burroughs)
The Savage Detectives (Roberto Bolaño)
A Separate Peace (John Knowles)
Speak (Laurie Halse Anderson)
A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens)
The Things They Carried (Tim O’Brien)
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
White Oleander (Janet Fitch)
Wormwood: A Collection of Short Stories (Poppy Z. Brite)

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