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Books 2013 (2)

Below is an updated list of the 71 books I read to completion in 2013.

I decided to update the list as the original 2013 book list was the first list of this kind I posted here on the blog, and compared to the 2014 and 2015 lists it did not contain much information about the books or many links to relevant blog-posts – for example in the original version of the post I only provided one link to blog-coverage of each of the books, regardless of how many posts I’d written about them on the blog, and there were almost no goodreads links.

Here’s a goodreads overview of the books with covers and ratings of the books on the list. On the list below the links over the titles are to the books’ goodreads profiles. The numbers in the parentheses are my goodreads ratings of the books. The rating scale goes from 1 to 5 – I try to use the rating scale the way it was suggested it be used on goodreads, meaning that a 1 star rating corresponds to me disliking the book; 2 stars indicate that it was ‘okay’; 3 stars indicate that I ‘liked it’; 4 stars indicate that I ‘really liked it’; and 5 stars indicate that I thought the book was ‘amazing’. The ‘f’ and ‘nf’ indicate whether or not it’s a fiction (f) or a non-fiction (‘nf’) book. Aside from that I provide author names in the case of fiction books and publisher information in the case of non-fiction books. Perhaps the main difference between this list and the one I first posted is that this list provides, as far as I’m aware, links to all the posts I’ve written about the books on this blog.

I noted in the first version of this post that I tend not to write very much about fiction books I read, whereas my coverage of non-fiction books generally is much more detailed, so you should expect more detailed coverage of the non-fiction books in the links below than of the fiction books.

Okay, here are the books and links:

1. Unseen Academicals (3, f). Terry Pratchett. Blog coverage here.

2. Surely you’re joking, Mr. Feynman! (5, nf. W. W. Norton & Company). Blog coverage here.

3. Adult Development and Aging: Biopsychosocial Perspectives (3, nf. John Wiley & Sons). Blog coverage here, here, here, and here.

4. Close Relationships (4, nf. Routhledge). Blog coverage here and here.

5. The Great Sea – A Human History of the Mediterranean (4, nf. Penguin Canada). Blog coverage here and here. This book is quite long (783 pages).

6. Making Choices in Health: WHO Guide to Cost-Effectiveness Analysis (4, nf. World Health Organization). Blog coverage here.

7. Causal Models – How People Think about the World and Its Alternatives (1, nf. Oxford University Press). Blog coverage here.

8. Thud! (4, f). Terry Pratchett. Blog coverage here.

9. The Cardiovascular System (3, nf. Britannica Educational Publishing (Rosen Education Service?)). Blog coverage here.

10. A Practical Manual of Diabetic Foot Care (4, nf. Wiley-Blackwell). Blog coverage here.

11. A Summary of Scientific Method (1, nf. Springer). Blog coverage here.

12. Advances in Personality Science (4, nf. The Guilford Press). Blog coverage here, here, and here.

13. A Christmas Carol (4, f). Dickens. Blog coverage here.

14. Patient Compliance: Sweetening the Pill (3, nf. Gower Publishing Company). Blog coverage here.

15. Being Logical: A Guide to Good Thinking (2, nf. Random House Trade Paperbacks). Blog coverage here.

16. Completely Unexpected Tales (4, f). Roald Dahl. Blog coverage here.

17. Ten days in a mad-house (3, nf. Auk Academic). Blog coverage here.

18. The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (3, f? nf? Not really sure how to categorize this one…). Blog coverage here.

19. A Game of Thrones (5, f). George R. R. Martin. Blog coverage here.

20. Kromosomafvigelser hos mennesket (‘Chromosomal abnormalities’) (3, nf. Gads Forlag). Blog coverage here.

21. Carpe Jugulum (3, f). Terry Pratchett. Blog coverage here.

22. Daily Negations (5, ‘humour’). By John S. Hall. Blog coverage here.

23. A Clash of Kings (5, f). George R. R. Martin. Blog coverage here.

24. European Societies in the Bronze Age (3, nf. Cambridge University Press). Blog coverage here and here.

25. A Storm of Swords (5, f). George R. R. Martin. Blog coverage here and here.

26. Flatland (5, f). Edwin Abbott. Blog coverage here.

27. A Feast for Crows (4, f). George R. R. Martin. Blog coverage here.

28. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (4, f). Tom Stoppard. Blog coverage here.

29. Men at arms (5, f). Terry Pratchett. Blog coverage here.

30. The murder of Roger Ackroyd (5, f). Agatha Christie.

31. The Devotion of Suspect X (4, f). Keigo Higashino. Blog coverage here. Goodreads review here.

32. Influence: The psychology of persuasion (2, nf. HarperBusiness). Blog coverage here.

33. The Mysterious Affair at Styles (4, f). Agatha Christie. Blog coverage here.

34. The Murder on the Links (5, f). Agatha Christie. Blog coverage here.

35. Lord Edgware Dies (5, f). Agatha Christie. Blog coverage here.

36. Calculated Risks: Understanding the Toxicity of Chemicals in Our Environment (3, nf. Cambridge University Press). Blog coverage here and here.

37. Three Act Tragedy (4, f). Agatha Christie. Blog coverage here.

38. Gender, Physical Activity, and Aging (4, nf. CRC Press). Blog coverage here and here.

39. The ABC murders (3, f). Agatha Christie. Blog coverage here.

40. The Ancestor’s Tale (4, nf. Mariner Books). Goodreads review here. Blog coverage here and here.

41. The Knowledgeable Patient: Communication and Participation in Health (A Cochrane Handbook) (2, nf. Wiley-Blackwell). Blog coverage here.

42. Mechanism and Causality in Biology and Economics (2, nf. Springer). Blog coverage here.

43. A Dance With Dragons. (5, f). George R. R. Martin. Blog coverage here and here.

44. Handbook of critical care (4, nf. Springer). Blog coverage here and here.

45. Evil Under the Sun. (4, f). Agatha Christie. Blog coverage here.

46. One, Two, Buckle My Shoe. (4, f). Agatha Christie. Blog coverage here.

47. The Mating Mind: How Sexual Choice Shaped the Evolution of Human Nature (3, nf. Vintage). Short goodreads review here. Blog coverage here and here.

48. The (Honest) Truth about Dishonesty (2, nf. HarperCollins Publishers). Blog coverage here.

49. The Incas and their Ancestors: The Archaeology of Peru (3, nf. Thames and Hudson). Blog coverage here and here.

50. The Double Helix (4, nf. Penguin). Blog coverage here and here.

51. Dumb Witness (4, f). Agatha Christie. Blog coverage here.

52. Dinosaurs past and present (3, nf. University of Washington Press). Blog coverage here and here.

53. Five Little Pigs (f.). Agatha Christie. Blog coverage here.

54. Adipose Tissue and Cancer (4, nf. Springer). Blog coverage here, here, and here.

55. Why sex matters (5, nf. Princeton University Press). Blog coverage here.

56. Clinical epidemiology: The Essentials (3, nf. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins). Blog coverage here.

57. Murder on the Orient Express (5, f). Agatha Christie. ‘This book is awesome’, was all I had to say on goodreads. Short blog-post here.

58. At Home: A short history of private life (4, nf. Black Swan). Blog coverage here.

59. Life of Pi (2, f). Yann Martel. Blog coverage here.

60. The Roman Invasion of Britain (2, nf. Routhledge). Blog coverage here.

61. The Causes and Behavioral Consequences of Disasters: Models informed by the global experience 1950-2005. (2, nf. Springer). Blog coverage here.

62. The Ethics of Screening in Health Care and Medicine. (3, nf. Springer). Blog coverage here.

63. A Geography of Russia and Its Neighbors (2, nf. The Guilford Press). Blog coverage here, here, and here.

64. Suicide risk management: A manual for health professionals (2, nf. Wiley-Blackwell). Blog coverage here.

65. The Last Full Measure: How Soldiers Die in Battle (4, nf. Random House). Blog coverage here and here.

66. Antibiotic Policies: Controlling Hospital Acquired Infection (4, nf. Springer). Blog coverage here.

67. The Red Queen (2, nf. Penguin Group (CA)). Blog coverage here.

68. Type 1 Diabetes: Etiology and Treatment (4, nf. Humana Press). Blog coverage here and here. I never wrote a ‘final post’ after I’d finished the book, but I’d here like to recommend the book (or an updated version of it) to people who are ‘fluent in the medical textbook language’ and have any interest in this disease – the book is a very useful reference tool).

69. A Brief History of Life in the Middle Ages (2, nf. Robinson Publishing). Blog coverage here.

70. The Diversity of Life (nf. Penguin Group). Goodreads review here.

71. Robinson Crusoe (1, f). Daniel Defoe. Goodreads review here. Blog coverage here.

August 7, 2015 - Posted by | books

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