Econstudentlog

Books 2018

This is a list of books I’ve read this year. As usual ‘f’ = fiction, ‘m’ = miscellaneous, ‘nf’ = non-fiction; the numbers in parentheses indicate my goodreads ratings of the books (from 1-5).

I’ll try to keep updating the post throughout the year.

1. Complexity: A Very Short Introduction (nf. Oxford University Press). Blog coverage here.

2. Rivers: A Very Short Introduction (1, nf. Oxford University Press). Short goodreads review here. Blog coverage here and here.

3. Something for the Pain: Compassion and Burnout in the ER (2, m. W. W. Norton & Company/Paul Austin).

4. Mountains: A Very Short Introduction (1, nf. Oxford University Press). Short goodreads review here.

5. Water: A Very Short Introduction (4, nf. Oxford University Press). Goodreads review here.

6. Assassin’s Quest (3, f). Robin Hobb. Goodreads review here.

7. Oxford Handbook of Endocrinology and Diabetes (3rd edition) (5, nf. Oxford University Press). Goodreads review here. Blog coverage here, here, here, here, here, and here. I added this book to my list of favourite books on goodreads. Some of the specific chapters included are ‘book-equivalents’; this book is very long and takes a lot of work.

8. Desolation Island (Aubrey & Maturin #5) (3, f). Patrick O’Brian.

9. The Fortune of War (Aubrey & Maturin #6) (4, f). Patrick O’Brian.

10. Lakes: A Very Short Introduction (4, nf. Oxford University Press). Blog coverage here and here.

11. The Surgeon’s Mate (Aubrey & Maturin #7) (4, f). Patrick O’Brian. Short goodreads review here.

12. Domestication of Plants in the Old World: The Origin and Spread of Domesticated Plants in South-West Asia, Europe, and the Mediterranean Basin (5, nf. Oxford University Press). Goodreads review here. I added this book to my list of favourite books on goodreads.

13. The Ionian Mission (Aubrey & Maturin #8) (4, f). Patrick O’Brian.

14. Systems Biology: Functional Strategies of Living Organisms (4, nf. Springer). Blog coverage here, here, and here.

15. Treason’s Harbour (Aubrey & Maturin #9) (4, f). Patrick O’Brian.

16. Peripheral Neuropathy – A New Insight into the Mechanism, Evaluation and Management of a Complex Disorder (3, nf. InTech). Blog coverage here and here.

17. The portable door (5, f). Tom Holt. Goodreads review here.

18. Prevention of Late-Life Depression: Current Clinical Challenges and Priorities (2, nf. Humana Press). Blog coverage here and here.

19. In your dreams (4, f). Tom Holt.

20. Earth, Air, Fire and Custard (3, f). Tom Holt. Short goodreads review here.

21. You Don’t Have to Be Evil to Work Here, But it Helps (3, f). Tom Holt.

22. The Ice Age: A Very Short Introduction (4, nf. Oxford University Press). Blog coverage here and here.

23. The Better Mousetrap (4, f). Tom Holt.

24. May Contain Traces of Magic (2, f). Tom Holt.

25. Expecting Someone Taller (4, f). Tom Holt.

26. The Computer: A Very Short Introduction (2, nf. Oxford University Press). Short goodreads review here. Blog coverage here.

27. Who’s Afraid of Beowulf? (5, f). Tom Holt.

28. Flying Dutch (4, f). Tom Holt.

29. Ye Gods! (2, f). Tom Holt.

30. Marine Biology: A Very Short Introduction (2, nf. Oxford University Press). Blog coverage here and here.

31. Here Comes The Sun (2, f). Tom Holt.

32. Grailblazers (4, f). Tom Holt.

33. Oceans: A Very Short Introduction (2, nf. Oxford University Press). Very short goodreads review here. Blog coverage and here.

34. Oxford Handbook of Medical Statistics (2, nf. Oxford University Press). Long, takes some work. Goodreads review here. Blog coverage here, here, and here.

35. Faust Among Equals (3, f). Tom Holt.

36. My Hero (3, f). Tom Holt. Short goodreads review here.

37. Odds and Gods (3, f). Tom Holt.

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

39. Paint Your Dragon (2, f). Tom Holt. Very short goodreads review here.

40. Wish You Were Here (2, f). Tom Holt.

41. Djinn Rummy (2, f). Tom Holt.

42. Structural Engineering: A Very Short Introduction (2, nf. Oxford University Press). Blog coverage here.

43. Open Sesame (3, f). Tom Holt.

44. The Far Side of the World (Aubrey & Maturin #10) (4, f). Patrick O’Brian.

45. 100 Cases in Surgery (3, nf. CRC Press). Blog coverage here and here.

46. The Reverse of the Medal (Aubrey & Maturin #11) (3, f). Patrick O’Brian.

47. 100 Cases in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care (4, nf. CRC Press). Blog coverage here and here.

48. The Letter of Marque (Aubrey & Maturin #12) (4, f). Patrick O’Brian.

49. Molecular Biology: A Very Short Introduction (5, nf. Oxford University Press). Short goodreads review here. Blog coverage here, here, and here.

50. Frozen Assets (4, f). P. G. Wodehouse.

51. Galahad at Blandings (5, f). P. G. Wodehouse.

52. Spring Fever (4, f). P. G. Wodehouse.

53. Intermediate Excel (Excel Essentials, #2) (nf., M.L. Humphrey). Goodreads review here.

54. A Gentleman of Leisure (3, f). P. G. Wodehouse.

55. Bachelors Anonymous (5, f). P. G. Wodehouse.

56. Money in the Bank (5, f). P. G. Wodehouse.

57. Company for Henry (4, f). P. G. Wodehouse.

58. The Old Reliable (4, f). P. G. Wodehouse.

59. The Thirteen-Gun Salute (Aubrey & Maturin #13) (4, f). Patrick O’Brian.

60. Alcohol and Aging: Clinical and Public Health Perspectives (3, nf. Springer). Blog coverage here and here.

61. Ice in the Bedroom (5, f). P. G. Wodehouse.

62. Enter a Murderer (3, f). Ngaio Marsh.

63. The Nursing Home Murder (2, f). Ngaio Marsh. Very short goodreads review here.

64. Death in Ecstasy (2, f). Ngaio Marsh.

65. Vintage Murder (3, f). Ngaio Marsh.

66. Blood: A Very Short Introduction (3, nf. Oxford University Press). Short goodreads review here. Blog coverage here and here.

67. Artists in Crime (3, f). Ngaio Marsh.

68. Developmental Biology: A Very Short Introduction (5, nf. Oxford University Press). Very short goodreads review here. Blog coverage here.

69. Death in a White Tie (2, f). Ngaio Marsh.

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

71. Overture to death (3, f). Ngaio Marsh. Very short goodreads review here.

72. Death at the bar (3, f). Ngaio Marsh.

73. 100 Cases in Orthopaedics and Rheumatology (2, nf. CRC Press). Blog coverage here and here.

74. A Surfeit of Lampreys (4, f). Ngaio Marsh.

75. Managing Gastrointestinal Complications of Diabetes (4, nf. Adis (/Springer)). Blog coverage here and here.

76. Colour Scheme (2, f). Ngaio Marsh.

77. American Naval History: A Very Short Introduction (2, nf. Oxford University Press). Blog coverage here and here.

78. The Nutmeg of Consolation (Aubrey & Maturin #14) (4, f). Patrick O’Brian.

79. Blonde Bombshell (4, f). Tom Holt.

80. Big Data: A Very Short Introduction (2, nf. Oxford University Press). Blog coverage here.

81. Little People (2, f). Tom Holt.

82. Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Sausages (4, f). Tom Holt.

83. Pocket Oncology (2, nf. Wolters Kluwer Health). Goodreads review here. Dense, very informative, takes a lot of work to read from cover to cover. There were very specific reasons why I did not give this book a much higher rating, see the goodreads review for details.

84. The Girl in Blue (4, f). P. G. Wodehouse.

85. Service With a Smile (5, f). P. G. Wodehouse.

86. Military Strategy: A Very Short Introduction (3, nf. Oxford University Press).

87. Died in the Wool (2, f). Ngaio Marsh.

88. When It’s A Jar (3, f). Tom Holt.

89. The Truelove (Aubrey & Maturin #15) (3, f). Patrick O’Brian.

90. Combinatorics: A Very short Introduction (4, nf. Oxford University Press). Blog coverage here.

91. The Wine-Dark Sea (Aubrey & Maturin #16) (3, f). Patrick O’Brian.

92. Jeeves in the Offing (4, f). P. G. Wodehouse.

93. Blandings Castle … and Elsewhere (Blandings Castle #3) (4, f). P. G. Wodehouse.

94. Something Fresh (5, f). P. G. Wodehouse.

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February 2, 2018 - Posted by | Books, Personal

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