Book Shelf

I started reading when I was 11. The first books I read were The Hobbit and the Choose Your Own Adventure series. Then I stopped reading when I got in high school, except for what was required in school, The Lord of the Rings and The Once and the Future King. I only got back into reading during the “fantasy renaissance” in the early 2000’s. I was 21 and I was knee deep in fantasy RPGs and obsessing over The Lord of the Rings film. But I couldn’t get enough of fantasy so I turned into books.

I don’t read a lot of fantasy these days though. I guess that’s what they call maturity?

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2002
The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks
The Elfstones of Shannara by Terry Brooks
The Wishsong of Shannara by Terry Brooks
The Redemption of Althalus By David and Leigh Eddings
Polgara the Sorceress by David Eddings
The Dark Elf Trilogy by R.A. Salvatore

2003
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin
A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin
Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey
Kushiel’s Chosen by Jacqueline Carey
The Silmarillon by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Samurai’s Tale by Erik Haugaard
Across The Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn

2004
Wizard’s First Rule by Terry Goodkind
Eyes of God by John Marco
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
Kushiel’s Avatar by Jacqueline Carey
Shogun by James Clavell

2005
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier
The Light Fantastic by Terry Prachett
The Color of Magic by Terry Prachett
Oryx and Crake by Margarett Atwood

2006
Musashi by Eiji Yoshikawa
The 47 Ronin by John Allyn
The Art of War by Sun Tzu
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
1984 by George Orwell
Anthem by Ayn Rand
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson
Neuromancer by William Gibson

2007
The Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi
The Brief and Wonderful Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

2008
The Ten-Cent Plague by David Hajdu
A Journey Round My Skull by Frigyes Karinthy
Once You’re Lucky, Twice You’re Good by Sarah Lacy
Personal Days by Ed Park
Shadow of the Silk Road by Colin Thubron
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The Stone Gods by Jeanette Winterson
Liberation by Brain Francis Slattery
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Problogger by Darren Rose and Chris Garrett

2009
Anathem by Neal Stephenson
2666 by Roberto Bolano
The Forever War by Dexter Filkins
Let the Great World Spin By Colum McCann
When Skateboards Will Be Free by Said Sayrafeizadeh
Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
Far North by Marcel Theroux
The Next 100 Years by George Friedman
The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
Lowboy by John Wray
The Book of the Dead Philosophers by Simon Critchley
Genesis by Bernard Beckett
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

2010
The Gamble by Thomas E. Ricks
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Fire by Kristin Cashore
Perdido Street Station by China Mieville
I Hotel by Karen Tei Yamashita
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Packing for Mars by Mary Roach
The Half-Made World by Felix Gilman

Back Logs
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Enchantress of Florence by Salman Rushdie
Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
Everything Matters by Ron Currie Jr.
Great House: A Novel by Nicole Krauss

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