Econstudentlog

Books 2017

Below is a list of books I’ve read in 2017.

The letters ‘f’, ‘nf.’ and ‘m’ in the parentheses indicate which type of book it was; ‘f’ refers to ‘fiction’ books, ‘nf’ to ‘non-fiction’ books, and the ‘m’ category covers ‘miscellaneous’ books. The numbers in the parentheses correspond to the goodreads ratings I thought the books deserved.

As usual I’ll try to update the post regularly throughout the year.

1. Brief Candles (3, f). Manning Coles.

2. Galaxies: A Very Short Introduction (4, nf. Oxford University Press). Blog coverage here.

3. Mirabile (2, f). Janet Kagan. Short goodreads review here.

4. Blackout (5, f). Connie Willis. Goodreads review here (note that this review is a ‘composite review’ of both Blackout and All Clear).

5. All Clear (5, f). Connie Willis.

6. The Laws of Thermodynamics: A Very Short Introduction (4, nf. Oxford University Press). Blog coverage here.

7. A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms (3, f). George R. R. Martin. Goodreads review here.

8. The Economics of International Immigration (1, nf. Springer). Goodreads review here.

9. American Gods (2, f). Neil Gaiman. Short goodreads review here – I was not impressed.

10. The Story of the Stone (3, f). Barry Hughart. Goodreads review here.

11. Particle Physics: A Very Short Introduction (3, nf. Oxford University Press). Blog coverage here.

12. The Wallet of Kai Lung (4, f). Ernest Bramah. Goodreads review here.

13. Kai Lung’s Golden Hours (4, f). Ernest Bramah.

14. Kai Lung Unrolls His Mat (4, f). Ernest Bramah. Goodreads review here.

15. Anaesthesia: A Very Short Introduction (3, nf. Oxford University Press). Blog coverage here.

16. The Moon of Much Gladness (5, f). Ernest Bramah. Goodreads review here.

17. All Trivia – A collection of reflections & aphorisms (2, m). Logan Pearsall Smith. Short goodreads review here.

18. Rocks: A very short introduction (3, nf. Oxford University Press). Blog coverage here.

19. Kai Lung Beneath the Mulberry-Tree (4, f). Ernest Bramah.

20. Economic Analysis in Healthcare (2, nf. Wiley). Blog coverage here and here.

21. The Best of Connie Willis: Award-Winning Stories (f.). Connie Willis. Goodreads review here.

22. The Winds of Marble Arch and Other Stories (f.). Connie Willis. Many of the comments that applied to the book above (see my review link) also applies here (in part because a substantial number of stories are in fact included in both books).

23. Endgame (f.). Samuel Beckett. Short goodreads review here.

24. Kai Lung Raises His Voice (4, f.). Ernest Bramah. Goodreads review here.

25. All Creatures Great and Small (5, m). James Herriot. Goodreads review here. I added this book to my list of favourite books on goodreads.

26. The Red House Mystery (4, f). A. A. Milne. Short goodreads review here.

27. All Things Bright and Beautiful (5, m). James Herriot. Short goodreads review here.

28. All Things Wise and Wonderful (4, m). James Herriot. Goodreads review here.

29. The Lord God Made Them All (4, m). James Herriot.

30. Every Living Thing (5, m). James Herriot. Goodreads review here.

31. The Faber Book Of Aphorisms (3, m). W. H. Auden and Louis Kronenberger. Goodreads review here.

32. Flashman (5, f). George MacDonald Fraser. Short goodreads review here.

33. Royal Flash (4, f). George MacDonald Fraser.

34. Flashman’s Lady (3, f). George MacDonald Fraser. Goodreads review here.

35. Flashman and the Mountain of Light (5, f). George MacDonald Fraser. Short goodreads review here.

36. Flash for Freedom! (3, f). George MacDonald Fraser.

37. Flashman and the Redskins (4, f). George MacDonald Fraser.

38. Biodemography of Aging: Determinants of Healthy Life Span and Longevity (5, nf. Springer). Long, takes a lot of work. I added this book to my list of favorite books on goodreads. Blog coverage here, here, here, and here.

39. Flashman at the Charge (4, f). George MacDonald Fraser.

40. Flashman in the Great Game (3, f). George MacDonald Fraser.

41. Nuclear Physics: A Very Short Introduction (4, nf. Oxford University Press). Blog coverage here.

42. Fer-de-Lance (4, f). Rex Stout.

43. Computer Science: A Very Short Introduction (2, nf. Oxford University Press). Blog coverage here.

44. The League of Frightened Men (4, f). Rex Stout.

45. Not by Genes Alone: How Culture Transformed Human Evolution (5, nf. University Of Chicago Press). I added this book to my list of favorite books on goodreads.

46. The Rubber Band (3, f). Rex Stout.

47. The Red Box (3, f). Rex Stout.

48. Too many Cooks (3, f). Rex Stout.

49. Some Buried Caesar (4, f). Rex Stout.

50. Over My Dead Body (3, f). Rex Stout.

51. The Education of Man (1, m). Heinrich Pestalozzi. Short goodreads review here. I included some quotes from the book in this post.

52. Where There’s a Will (3, f). Rex Stout.

53. Black Orchids (3, f). Rex Stout. Goodreads review here.

54. Not Quite Dead Enough (5, f). Rex Stout. Goodreads review here.

55. The Silent Speaker (4, f). Rex Stout.

56. Astrophysics: A Very Short Introduction (2, nf. Oxford University Press). Goodreads review here. Blog coverage here.

57. Too Many Women (4, f). Rex Stout.

58. And Be a Villain (3, f). Rex Stout.

59. Trouble in Triplicate (2, f). Rex Stout. Goodreads review here.

60. The Antarctic: A Very Short Introduction (1, nf. Oxford University Press). Short goodreads review here. Blog coverage here.

61. The Second Confession (3, f). Rex Stout.

62. Three Doors to Death (3, f). Rex Stout. Very short goodreads review here.

63. In the Best Families (4, f). Rex Stout. Goodreads review here.

64. Stars: A Very Short Introduction (3, nf. Oxford University Press). Blog coverage here.

65. Curtains for Three (4, f). Rex Stout. Very short goodreads review here.

66. Murder by the Book (4, f). Rex Stout.

67. Triple Jeopardy (4, f). Rex Stout. Very short goodreads review here.

68. The Personality Puzzle (1, nf. W. W. Norton & Company). Long, but poor. Blog coverage here, here, here, and here.

69. Prisoner’s Base (4, f). Rex Stout.

70. The Golden Spiders (3, f). Rex Stout.

71. Three Men Out (3, f). Rex Stout.

72. The Black Mountain (4, f). Rex Stout. Short goodreads review here.

73. Beyond Significance Testing: Statistics Reform in the Behavioral Sciences (4, nf. American Psychological Association). Blog coverage here, here, here and here, and here.

74. Before Midnight (3, f). Rex Stout.

75. How Species Interact: Altering the Standard View on Trophic Ecology (4, nf. Oxford University Press). Blog coverage here.

76. Three Witnesses (4, f). Rex Stout.

77. Might As Well Be Dead (4, f). Rex Stout.

78. Gravity: A Very Short Introduction (2, nf. Oxford University Press). Blog coverage here.

79. Three for the Chair (3, f). Rex Stout.

80. If Death Ever Slept (3, f). Rex Stout.

81. And Four to Go (3, f). Rex Stout.

82. Champagne for One (4, f). Rex Stout.

83. Plot It Yourself (5, f). Rex Stout. Short goodreads review here.

84. Three At Wolfe’s Door (3, f). Rex Stout.

85. Too Many Clients (4, f). Rex Stout.

86. First Farmers: The Origins of Agricultural Societies (5, nf. Blackwell Publishing). I added this book to my list of favorite books on goodreads. Blog coverage here.

87. The Final Deduction (4, f). Rex Stout.

88. Homicide Trinity (4, f). Rex Stout.

89. Gambit (5, f). Rex Stout. Very short goodreads review here.

90. The Mother Hunt (3, f). Rex Stout.

91. Trio for Blunt Instruments (3, f). Rex Stout.

92. A Right to Die (2, f). Rex Stout.

93. Concepts and Methods in Infectious Disease Surveillance (2, nf. Wiley-Blackwell). Blog coverage here, here, and here.

94. The Doorbell Rang (5, f). Rex Stout.

95. Death of a Doxy (4, f). Rex Stout.

96. The Father Hunt (3, f). Rex Stout. Short goodreads review here.

97. Death of a Dude (3, f). Rex Stout.

98. Gastrointestinal Function in Diabetes Mellitus (5, nf. John Wiley & Sons). Short goodreads review here. I added this book to my list of favorite books on goodreads. This post included a few observations from the book. I also covered the book here, here, and here.

99. Please Pass the Guilt (2, f). Rex Stout.

100. Depression and Heart Disease (4, nf. John Wiley & Sons). Blog coverage here and here.

101. A Family Affair (4, f). Rex Stout.

102. The Sound of Murder (2, f). Rex Stout.

103. The Broken Vase (f). Rex Stout. (Forgot to add/rate this one on goodreads shortly after I’d read it and I only noticed that I’d forgot to add the book much later – so I decided not to rate it).

104. Flashman and the Angel of the Lord (4, f). George MacDonald Fraser.

105. The Collapse of Complex Societies (1, nf. Cambridge University Press).

106. Flashman and the Dragon (5, f). George MacDonald Fraser.

107. Magnetism: A Very Short Introduction (2, nf. Oxford University Press). Blog coverage here.

108. Flashman on the March (3, f). George MacDonald Fraser.

109. Flashman and the Tiger (3, f). George MacDonald Fraser. Goodreads review here.

110. Light: A Very Short Introduction (2. nf. Oxford University Press). Blog coverage here.

111. Double for Death (3, f). Rex Stout. Goodreads review here.

112. Red Threads (2, f). Rex Stout.

113. The Fall of Rome And the End of Civilization (5, nf. Oxford University Press). Blog coverage here.

114. Sound: A Very Short Introduction (2, nf. Oxford University Press). Blog coverage here.

115. The Mountain Cat Murders (2, f). Rex Stout.

116. Storm Front (4, f). Jim Butcher.

117. Fool Moon (3, f) Jim Butcher.

118. Grave Peril (4, f). Jim Butcher.

119. Summer Knight (4, f). Jim Butcher.

120. The History of Astronomy: A Very Short Introduction (2, nf. Oxford University Press).

121. Death Masks (4, f). Jim Butcher.

122. Blood Rites (4, f). Jim Butcher.

123. Dead Beat (4, f). Jim Butcher.

124. Proven Guilty (5, f). Jim Butcher.

125. Earth System Science: A Very Short Introduction (nf. Oxford University Press). Blog coverage here.

126. White Night (3, f). Jim Butcher.

127. Small Favor (3, f). Jim Butcher.

128. Turn Coat (4, f). Jim Butcher.

129. Physical Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction (4, nf. Oxford University Press). Blog coverage here.

130. Changes (3, f). Jim Butcher.

131. Ghost Story (4, f). Jim Butcher. Very short goodreads review here.

132. Cold Days (4, f). Jim Butcher.

133. Child Psychology: A Very Short Introduction (1, nf. Oxford University Press). Very short goodreads review here.

134. Skin Game (3, f). Jim Butcher.

135. Animal Farm (3, f). George Orwell. Goodreads review here.

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February 9, 2017 - Posted by | Books

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