- History (1,015), Current Affairs (814), Mystery/Suspense (775), Economics (547), American (379), Military (293), Fantasy (278), Film (266), Science (185), Business (178), Europe (150), Biography (138), World War II (133), Law (126), Environment (118), Political Science (112), Crime (103), Religion (103), Conservatism (81), Sports (79), Middle East (76), Education (75), Health Care/Public Health (65), Science Fiction (64), Britain (55), Russia (54), Literature (52), Sociology (51), Baseball (49), Romantic Suspense (49), Germany (46), International Relations (46), Civil War (44), Music (43), World War I (41), Ancient (40), Africa (40), Media (39), Fiction (38), Energy (35), Christianity (34), Critical Thinking (33), Philosophy (32), Great Recession (32), Valdemar (31), Evolution (30), Misc Non-fiction (29), Asia (29), 20th Century (28), California (27), Reference (26), Water (25), China (24), Psychology (24), Lucas Davenport (24), Latin America (23), Travis McGee (21), Harry Bosch (20), Physics (20), 87th Precinct (20), Reacher (20), Deryni (18), 19th Century (18), Biology (17), Spenser (17), France (17), Television (16), Nazism (16), Napoleonic (16), Revolutionary War (16), Medieval (16), Naval (15), Bible (15), Liberalism (15), Hercule Poirot (14), Pern (14), Great Depression (13), Cole/Pike (13), Money in Politics (13), Sarah Kelling (12), Cities (12), 18th Century (12), Troubleshooters (12), Romantic Adventure (10), Parker (10), Alternate History (10), Ryanverse (10), Chess (9), Iraq (9), Islam (9), Sara Linton (9), Serials (8), Food (7), Virgil Flowers (7), DD Warren (7), Black Ops Inc (7), John Rain (7), Travel (7), Tess Monaghan (7), Darkover (7), Miss Marple (7), Christian Science (7), Rizzoli/Isles (6), Vietnam (6), Dune (6), Myron Bolitar (6), Will Trent (6), Japan (6), Kenzie-Gennaro (6), England (6), Mexico (6), Burke (6), Dalziel/Pascoe (6), Fergusson/Van Alstyne (5), Lincoln Rhyme (5), Charlie Parker (5), Spain (5), Musical Theater (5), Dirk Pitt (5), Dalgliesh (5), Pike Logan (5), Teen (5), India (5), Soccer (4), Yosemite (4), Marlowe (4), Aubrey/Maturin (4), Kidd/Luellen (4), Hal Challis (4), 16th Century (4), Kinsey Millhone (4), Russian (3), Astronomy (3), Dismas Hardy (3), The Bodyguards (3), Meg Lanslow (3), Eve Dallas (3), Espionage (3), Dresden Files (3), National Security (3), Geography (3), Mickey Haller (3), Italy (3), 17th Century (3), Leaphorn/Chee (2), Labor (2), Codex Alera (2), Easy Rawlins (2), Continental Op (2), Geology (2), Killer Instincts (2), Toby Peters (2), Poetry (2), Turkey (2), Kodiak (2), Transportation (2), Hunt Club (2), Burbank/Parker (1), Movie Novelization (1), Mercy Street (1), James Bond (1), Abortion (1), Bishop (1), Mitch Rapp (1), Kylie Kendall (1), Pendergast (1), Honey West (1), Hawaii (1), Caribbean (1), Scotland (1), Football (1), Drugs (1), Israel (1), Reconstruction (1), Holland (1), Basketball (1), Pacific Northwest (1), Humor (1), True Crime (1), Iran (1), Banking/Finance (1)
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- 40-Something Library Thingers, Agatha Christie, American Civil War, American History, Ancient History, Crime, Thriller & Mystery, Economics, FantasyFans, Great Depression Book Club, Happy Heathens, Hardboiled / Noir Crime Fiction, Made into a Movie, Military History, Non-Fiction Readers, Opera, or Nobody Knows the Traubel I've Seen, Progressive & Liberal!, Second World War History, The 'verse
- Nov 20, 2006
- Real Name
- About My Library
- I have resumed working on this after a lengthy hiatus. My goal is to eventually include everything in my personal library and to have rated as many of the books I have read as possible. Everything listed here is part of my personal library.
My ratings tend to run a bit on the high side since if I don't like or value a book it tends to get donated to my local public library rather than staying in my collection :)
- About Me
- I am a community college economics professor with a lifelong passion for books and reading. I'm also a big movie buff and love many kinds of music, from classical to Celtic.
My reading habit has always been to have many books going at once. The "in progress" list will usually include 1) one or two books with some connection to economics--the "professional" reading; 2) one film book, 3) several other nonfiction books--history, current affairs, science, etc; 4) some kind of fiction, either fantasy/sci-fi or mystery/suspense (these days, most likely the latter).
- Favorite Authors
- Eric Alterman, Rick Atkinson, Randall Balmer, Correlli Barnett, Paul Blustein, Peter Bogdanovich, Taylor Branch, H. W. Brands, Suzanne Brockmann, Stephen Budiansky, Raymond Chandler, Lee Child, Agatha Christie, Robert M. Citino, Harlan Coben, Michael Connelly, Stephanie Coontz, Roger Ebert, Barry Eisler, David Hackett Fischer, Tim Flannery, John Kenneth Galbraith, Lisa Gardner, Stephen Jay Gould, William Greider, Martha Grimes, Barbara Hambly, Max Hastings, Reginald Hill, Tom Holland, Bill James, David Cay Johnston, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., Wendy Kaminer, Guy Gavriel Kay, John Maynard Keynes, Jonathan Kozol, Paul Krugman, Mark Kurlansky, Katherine Kurtz, Robert Kuttner, Stieg Larsson, Dennis Lehane, Elmore Leonard, Roger Lowenstein, John D. MacDonald, Charlotte MacLeod, Robert K. Massie, Ed McBain, Anne McCaffrey, Bethany McLean, Deborah Meier, T. Jefferson Parker, Rick Perlstein, Ahmed Rashid, Richard Rhodes, Carl Sagan, John Sandford, David K. Shipler, Robert Skidelsky, Karin Slaughter, T. J. Stiles, Ron Suskind, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Barbara W. Tuchman, Jonathan Weiner, Gordon S. Wood, Robin Wright, Adam Zamoyski, Carl Zimmer
- Local Favorites
- Interesting Library
- _Zoe_, AddictedToMorphemes, AleAleta, alice443, AndieG, Anniik, AnnShirley, auntieannie, Bibi, blondierocket, bookgrrl16, caittilynn, CarolineMCarrico, Catreona, Cayce, charliemarlowe, chocolatedog, citygirl, Coltime, crazylilcuban, danigoose1, Debra28, Devil_llama, EAEowyn, EAG, Eat_Read_Knit, eleanor_eader, elliemaz, EveleenM, fannyprice, FlossieT, flyheatherfly, geohistnut, gothamgrrl, GoudaReads, HeidiJean, holly_golightly, Jacksonian, janemarieprice, Jentastic, jfetting, jodi, jordannarowan, julieryc, julietharp, k00kaburra, karen-s, Katie_H, katieinseattle, Katrin78, katrinamariehh, katylizg, kbuxton, kiwidoc, kjhealy, KrisR, kristenkim03, kristenny, kristincedar, Laura400, LisaMorr, littleredhairedgirl, LittleTaiko, lsh63, Madison2011, marybear, mcjohnson22, Mrs_Y, Musereader, NatalieSW, nellgwyn, NitaBirdsong, nnicole, ntyork, nva4bikes, papertygers, Pippette, rabbitprincess, RhiannonLassiter, rochelle12, SaraEllen, sarahbradshaw, sarahpezzini, sister_ray, southernbooklady, steph40, sweetmarie9, tamara_gm3, teratologist, tigermel, ungratefulwench, ValerieAndBooks, WildMaggie, Willow1972, Zanzando