What I'm reading

This is a little experiment that I begun in January 1st, 2013. In this page I will post links to the books I have read or that I'm reading at the moment.

IMPORTANT: All links below are "affiliate" links to Amazon.com. That means that I'm paid a small amount of money for the books you buy after clicking on them. I don't get any cash directly from Amazon, though, but gift cards that I use to buy more books. The average monthly payment I got last year was $75.

2014 (latest first)

Losing Our Way: An Intimate Portrait of a Troubled America, by Bob Herbert

The Convert's Song: A Novel, by Sebastian Rotella

Victus (Spanish Edition)
, by Albert Sánchez Piñol

The Glass Cage: Automation and Us, by Nicholas Carr

Design and Truth
, by Robert Grudin

Information Doesn't Want to Be Free: Laws for the Internet Age, by Cory Doctorow

The Aesthetic Brain: How We Evolved to Desire Beauty and Enjoy Art, by Anjan Chatterjee

The Science of Interstellar
, by Kip Thorne

Happiness by Design: Change What You Do, Not How You Think
, by Paul Dolan

The Walking Dead, volumes 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 

The Sociology of News
, by 
Michael Schudson

Geeks Bearing Gifts: Imagining New Futures for News
by Jeff Jarvis

Data Fluency: Empowering Your Organization with Effective Data Communication
, by Juice Analytics

Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War
, by James Risen

Planet Hulk and World War Hulk

The Courtier and the Heretic: Leibniz, Spinoza, and the Fate of God in the Modern World
, by Matthew Stewart

The Enemy (Jack Reacher)
, by Lee Child

The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century
, by Steven Pinker

The Meaning of Human Existence
by Edward O. Wilson

The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time
, by Jonathan Weiner

Zero Volume 1: An Emergency TP (Zero 1)
, by Ales Kot

Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire, and the Internet of Things
, by David Rose

Curious: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends On It
, by Ian Leslie

Dataclysm: Who We Are (When We Think No One's Looking)
, by Christian Rudder

Persuader (Jack Reacher series)
, by Lee Child

The Watchman's Rattle: A Radical New Theory of Collapse
, by Rebecca Costa

Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion
by Sam Harris

Geek Sublime: The Beauty of Code, the Code of Beauty, by Vikram Chandra

Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People
, by Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald

The Panic Virus: The True Story Behind the Vaccine-Autism Controversy
, by Seth Mnookin

Dollarocracy: How the Money and Media Election Complex is Destroying America, by John Nichols and Robert W. McChesney

33: Understanding Change & the Change in Understanding
, by Richard Saul Wurman

Satan's Silence: Ritual Abuse And The Making Of A Modern American Witch Hunt
, by Debbie Nathan and Michael Snedeker

All Marketers Are Liars: The Power of Telling Authentic Stories in a Low-Trust World,
 by Seth Godin

Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts
, by Carol Tavris

My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel
, by Ari Shavit

Last Train to Paradise: Henry Flagler and the Spectacular Rise and Fall of the Railroad that Crossed an Ocean
, by Les Standiford

The Troop, by Nick Cutter

Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration, by Ed Catmull

Saga, volumes 1, 2, 3

Nature's God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic
, by Matthew Stewart

Y: The Last Man (complete series): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Can Journalism Survive? An Inside Look at American Newsrooms
, by David M. Ryfe

Proofiness: How You're Being Fooled by the Numbers
, by Charles Seife

Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator, by Ryan Holiday

Making News at The New York Times
, by Nikki Usher

Mortal Fear
, by Greg Iles

Statistics Unplugged, by Sally Caldwell

Colliding Worlds: How Cutting-Edge Science Is Redefining Contemporary Art
, by Arthur I. Miller

How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking
, by Jordan Ellenberg

The Narrows
, by Michael Connelly

I Am Pilgrim
, by Terry Hayes

, by James Rollins

The Poet
, by Michael Connelly

The Island of Knowledge: The Limits of Science and the Search for Meaning
, by Marcelo Gleiser

Miracleman Book 1: A Dream of Flying
, by Alan Moore

The Language Hoax: Why the World Looks the Same in Any Language
, by John H. McWhorter

Consciousness and the Brain: Deciphering How the Brain Codes Our Thoughts
, by Stanislas Dehaene

Beyond News: The Future of Journalism, by Mitchell Stephens

Risk Savvy: How to Make Good Decisions
, by Gerd Gigerenzer

, by Ayaan Hirsi Ali

The Face of Battle: A Study of Agincourt, Waterloo, and the Somme
, by John Keegan

Playing the Whore: The Work of Sex Work
, by Melissa Gira Grant

The Leading Indicators: A Short History of the Numbers That Rule Our World
, by Zachary Karabell

No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State
, by Glenn Greenwald

Ethics, Technology, and Engineering: An Introduction
, by Ibo van de Poel and Lambèr Royakkers

Invasive Species, by Joseph Wallace

The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap
, by Matt Taibbi

On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City
, by Alice Goffman

The Evolution of American Investigative Journalism
, by James L. Aucoin

Go: A Kidd's Guide to Graphic Design
, by Chipp Kidd

Snowpiercer part 1 and part 2.

Who Rules in Science: An Opinionated Guide to the Wars
, by James Robert Brown

The Tyranny of Numbers: Why Counting Can't Make Us Happy
, by David Boyle

Don't Be Such a Scientist: Talking Substance in an Age of Style
, by Randy Olson

Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us, and Them
by Joshua Greene (review)

The Unpersuadables: Adventures with the Enemies of Science
by Will Storr

Information Generation: How Data Rules Our World
by David J. Hand

Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away
by Rebecca Goldstein

Las bombas del 11-M, relato de los hechos en primera persona, by Juan Jesús Sánchez Manzano

by Fernando Reinares

Todo lo que era sólido
by Antonio Muñoz Molina

A History of the World in 12 Maps
, by Jerry Brotton

Statistics, a Very Short Introduction, by David J. Hand

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, by Elizabeth Kolbert

The Improbability Principle: Why Coincidences, Miracles, and Rare Events Happen Every Day
, by David J. Hand

Ancestor, by Scott Sigler

Mindless: Why Smarter Machines are Making Dumber Humans
, by Simon Head

Design for the Real World: Human Ecology and Social Change
, by Victor Papanek

Age of Bronze, Vol. 1: A Thousand Ships
by Eric Shanower

How to Write Short: Word Craft for Fast Times
, by Roy Peter Clark

Average Is Over: Powering America Beyond the Age of the Great Stagnation, by Tyler Cowen

Designing & Conducting Ethnographic Research (1), by Margaret D. LeCompte and Jean J. Schensul

Alien: Out of the Shadows, by Tim Lebbon

, by Anne Burdick et. al.

Blur: How to Know What's True in the Age of Information Overload
, by Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel

The Watchdog That Didn't Bark: The Financial Crisis and the Disappearance of Investigative Journalism
, by Dean Starkman

The New Ethics of Journalism: Principles for the 21st Century
 by Kelly McBide, Tom Rosenstiel, et. al.

Out of Print: Newspapers, Journalism and the Business of News in the Digital Age
by George Brock

The Wired City: Reimagining Journalism and Civic Life in the Post-newspaper Age
by Dan Kennedy

2013 (latest first)

The Death and Life of American Journalism: The Media Revolution that Will Begin the World Again by Robert W. McChesney and John Nichols

Top Brain, Bottom Brain: Surprising Insights into How You Think
by Stephen Kosslyn and G. Wayne Miller

Presenting Data Effectively: Communicating Your Findings for Maximum Impact
, by Stephanie Evergreen

Practical Ethics
, by Peter Singer

Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes
, by Robert M. Emerson, Rachel I. Fretz, and Linda L. Shaw

, by Lee Child

The Great Derangement
, by Matt Taibbi

Die Trying
by Lee Child

Killing Floor
, by Lee Child

Worth Dying For, by Lee Child

61 Hours
, by Lee Child

Informing the News: The Need for Knowledge-Based Journalism
by Thomas E. Patterson.

Design for Information
, by Isabel Meirelles. Read review.

A Wanted Man, by Lee Child

Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America's Public Schools
, by Diane Ravitch

Gone Tomorrow, by Lee Child

An Appetite for Wonder: the Making of a Scientist
, by Richard Dawkins

Fragment, by Warren Fahy

Strange Rebels: 1979 and the Birth of the 21st Century
, by Christian Caryl

The Idealist: Jeffrey Sachs and the Quest to End Poverty
, by Nina Munk

Touching a Nerve: The Self as Brain
, by Patricia Churchland

Reality Check: How Science Deniers Threaten Our Future, by Donald R. Prothero

The Imperative of Responsibility, by Hans Jonas

The Cancer Chronicles: Unlocking Medicine's Deepest Mystery, by George Johnson

Why Teach? In Defense of Real Education
, by Mark Edmundson

Theory and Reality: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science
, by Peter Godfrey-Smith

Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth
by Reza Aslan

The Ethical Project
, by Philip Kitcher

Noble Savages: My Life Among Two Dangerous Tribes -- the Yanomamo and the Anthropologists, by Napoleon Chagnon

In the Shadow of the Sword: The Birth of Islam and the Rise of the Global Arab Empire
, by Tom Holland

Science, Policy, and the Value-Free Ideal, by Heather E. Douglas

Chaos: Making a New Science, by James Gleick

The Ethics of the Story: Using Narrative Techniques Responsibly in Journalism
, by David Craig

Software Takes Command
, by Lev Manovich

The Enlightenment And Why It Still Matters
, by Anthony Pagden

Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die
, by Chip Heath and Dan Heath.

The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America
, by George Packer.

Do You Believe in Magic?: The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine, Paul A. Offit

Visualizing Data Patterns with Micromaps
, by Daniel B. Carr and Linda Williams Pickle. Read review.

After the Music Stopped: The Financial Crisis, the Response, and the Work Ahead
, by Alan S. Blinder

Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us, by Michael Moss

World War Z
, by Max Brooks

Facts are Sacred, by Simon Rogers (review)

Denial: Self-Deception, False Beliefs, and the Origins of the Human Mind, by Ajit Varki and Danny Brower.

An Atheist in the FOXhole: A Liberal's Eight-Year Odyssey Inside the Heart of the Right-Wing Media, by Joe Muto.

The End of Big: How Internet Makes David the New Goliath
, by Nicco Mele

A Feast for Crows and A Dance With Dragons, by George R.R. Martin (GP, rereading)

As Above, So Below, the Unauthorized Biography of Yngwie
, by Anders Tengner

Who Owns the Future
, by Jaron Lanier

Intuition Pumps And Other Tools for Thinking
, by Daniel Dennett

The Rebel: An Essay of Man in Revolt, by Albert Camus

The Human Face of Big Data
by Rick Smolan and Jennifer Erwitt

A Storm of Swords, by George R.R. Martin

Data Points: Visualization that Means Something, by Nathan Yau. Read review.

Arguably: Essays, by Christopher Hitchens

, by Sonali Deraniyagala

Big Data: A Revolution that Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think
, by Viktor Mayer-Schonberger and Kenneth Cukier

The Price of Inequality,
 by Joseph E. Stiglitz

Present Shock: When Everything Happens Nowby Douglas Roushkoff

Letters to a Young Scientist
, by Edward O. Wilson

The God Argument: The Case Against Religion and for Humanism, by A.C. Grayling

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values
, by Robert M. Pirsig

Alexander: God of War, by Christian Cameron

To Save Everything, Click Here: The Folly of Technological Solutionism, by Evgeny Morozov

Useful Fictions: Evolution, Anxiety, and the Origins of Literatureby Michael Austin

The Story of Wamba's: Julian of Toledo's Historia Wambae Regis, by Joaquín Martínez

Cell, by Stephen King

El último que apague la luz: Sobre la extinción del periodismo, by Lluís Bassets

Evolution: What the Fossils Say and Why it Matters, by Donald R. Prothero

It's Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided With the New Politics of Extremism, by Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein.

The Crimean War: A History, by Orlando Figes

The Sketchnoting Handbook, by Mike Rohde. Read review

Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry, by Helaine Olen

Quiet: the Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking, by Susan Cain

Newsgames: Journalism at Play
, by Ian Bogost, Simon Ferrari, Bobby Schweizer. Read review

Discovering Statistics Using R, by Andy Field, Jeremy Miles, Zoë Field

How to Create a Mind
, by Ray Kurzweil

The Ravenous Brain
, by Daniel Bor

On Intelligence, by Jeff Hawkins

Event, by David L. Golemon

Data Visualization: A Successful Design Process, by Andy Kirk. Read review

Disease Maps: Epidemics on the Ground, by Tom Koch

The Physics of Wall Street, by James Owen Weatherall

Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes, by Maria Konnikova

Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data, by Charles J Wheelan

The Walking Dead (entire series)


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    thanks for share good things with us!.

  2. Thank you for the list. Which ones were your favorite?

  3. Many people don't read this list in a full life.....congratulations.