Category Title Author Rating Description
Business The Marketing Playbook John Zagula and Richard Tong
Six strategies for marketing presenting in a clear and direct fashion.
Sci Fi Gun, with Occassional Music Jonathan Lethem
Film noire murder mystery meets off-the-wall sci-fi meets strange drug trip.
Fantasy Lord of the Rings J.R.R. Tolkien
Ok, I admit it: now that LoTR has penetrated the popular consciousness, it's not as special to me as it once was.
Fantasy The Silmarillion J.R.R. Tolkien
This is Tolkien's true masterwork, to my mind, but it should not be read until after you've completed Lord of the Rings.
Fantasy Anvil of the World Kage Baker
One cannot help but compare this book to the Discworld series, but this is far from copycat material.
Altered States In the Garden of Iden Kage Baker
A witty romance set in 16th century Europe, with a sci-fi twist.
Mythology The Norse Myths Kevin Crossley-Holland
A plain-English retelling of the epic Norse sagas.
Sci Fi Ringworld Larry Niven
Typically I'm not into scifi classics, but this one is an exception.
Sci Fi Memory Linda Nagata
Sci-fi posing as fantasy.
Fantasy Paladin of Souls Lois McMaster Bujold
A bit of spin on the typical fantasy tale.
Thriller House of Leaves Mark Z. Danielewski
Crazy typography and a story that reads like a mobius strip combine to make a mind-bending thriller.
Business The Brand Gap Marty Neumeier
A brand is not a logo or a colorscheme; it's the gut feeling a person has about your company.
Evolution Red Queen Matt Ridley
Sex and genetics are intimately intertwined for all life on earth.
Current Era Fiction Set This House In Order Matt Ruff
Get inside the head of a person with multiple-personality disorder in this compelling novel.
Critical Thinking Why People Believe Weird Things Michael Shermer
This is an almost cover-to-cover skeptical debunking of common myths.