Potential Reading List: 2024


Title Author Genre
A Short History of Nearly Everything Bill Bryson Science
Show Stopper! G. Pascal Zachary Computing
Dealers of Lightning: Xerox PARC and the Dawn of the Computer Age Michael A. Hiltzik Computing
Rebel Code: Linux and the Open Source Revolution Glyn Moody Computing
Just for Fun: The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary Torvalds, Diamond Computing
The Computer - My Life Konrad Zuse Computing
UNIX: A History and a Memoir Brian W. Kernighan Computing
Common Sense Thomas Paine History
How to Read a Book: 1940 edition Adler, Van Doren Philosophy
Pricing Money J. D. A. Wiseman Finance
SICP : JS Abelson, Sussman, Henz, Wrigstad Computing
The Time Traveler’s Guide to Modern Romance Madeline J. Reynolds Fiction
The Time Traveler’s Guide to Medieval England Ian Mortimer History
The Trial of Tempel Anneke Morton Dahms History


Title Author SubGenre
Ancillary Justice Ann Lackie Science Fiction
2001: a Space Odyssey Arthur C. Clarke Science Fiction
The Killing Star Zebowsky, Pellegrino Science Fiction
Anthem Ayn Rand Philosophical Fiction
Atlas Shrugged Ayn Rand Philosophical Fiction
Waybound : Cradle 12 Will Wight Fantasy
Revelation Space Alaistair Reynolds Science Fiction
Consider Phlebas Iain M Banks Science Fiction


Title Author Genre
Making of the Atomic Bomb Richard Rhodes History/Science
Physics Hypertext Book Glenn Elert Physics
So You Want to Learn Physics Susan Regetti Physics
QED and the Men Who Made It Schweber Physics
The Quantum Labyrinth Halpern Physics
The Scientists John Gribbin Science History
Structures: Or Why Things Don’t Fall Down Gordon Engineering
I Contain Multitudes Ed Yang Biology
All the books by Mary Roach Mary Roach Science/Humor
The Fabric of the Cosmos Brian Greene Physics
Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers Robert Sapolsky Biology
Dr. Tatiana’s Sex Advice to All Animals Olivia Judson Biology/Humor
What is Life Erwin Schrödinger Biology/Physics
Genome: The Autobiography of a Species Matt Ridley Genetics
Time, Love, Memory Jonathan Weiner Biology
Spillover David Quammen Biology
Bad Science Ben Goldacre Medicine/Science
The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark Carl Sagan Science/Philosophy
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Rebecca Skloot Biography/Science
Adventure Among Ants Mark W. Moffett Biology
Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution Peter Kropotkin Evolution
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions Thomas Kuhn Science History
Something Deeply Hidden Sean Carroll Physics
Gödel, Escher, Bach Douglas Hofstadter Mathematics/Art
Skunk Works Ben Rich Engineering
QED Richard Feynman Physics
Black Holes and Time Warps Kip Thorne Physics
Einstein’s Fridge Paul Sen Physics
Caveman Chemistry Kevin Dunn Chemistry
A Brief History of Black Holes Becky Smethurst Physics

(Note) Keep an eye out for Royal Society Prizes for Science Books