Books

This is a list of my book ratings and reviews. The very best are bolded, including the 5 books that most influenced me.

Planned Reviews

PRIORITY

  • Dutton – At Our Wits’ End
  • Rindermann – Cognitive Capitalism
  • Yang – The War on Normal People
  • Tooze – Wages of Destruction
  • Fischer – Albion’s Seed
  • Hanson – The Age of Em
  • Schrad – Vodka Politics
  • McMeekin – The Russian Revolution
  • Caplan – The Case Against Education
  • Stager – Deep Future
  • Bostrom – Superintelligence
  • Jones – Hive Mind
  • Pinker – Enlightenment Now
  • Johnson – Qualia Principia

RUSSIA

  • Ilyin – Our Tasks
  • Treisman – The Return
  • Soviet – Soviet Fates
  • Sakwa – The Crisis of Russian Democracy
  • Ricon – Back in the USSR

LIT/SCIFI

  • Stephenson – Seveneves
  • Howey – SILO
  • Glukhovsky – METRO

OTHER

  • Turchin – Ultrasociety
  • Murray – Coming Apart; Human Accomplishment; Bell Curve
  • Bellamy – Absolute War
  • Todd – The Explanation of Ideology
  • List – The National System
  • Myers – The Cleanest Race
  • Tegmark – Our Mathematical Universe
  • Rushton – Race, Evolution, and Behavior

Book Reviews

  • Tainter, Joseph (1988) – The Collapse of Complex Societies ★★★★ @ 2018
  • Voinovich, Vladimir (1986) – Moscow 2042 ★★ @ 2018
  • Durant, John (2013) – The Paleo Manifesto ★★★★★ @ 2013
  • Friedman, C.S. (1991) – Coldfire Trilogy I: Black Sun Rising ★★★★ @ 2013
  • Liu, Xin (2001) – The Otherness of Self ★ @ 2013
  • Schwartz, Benjamin (1963) – In Search of Wealth and Power ★★★★ @ 2013
  • Smith, Arthur H. (1894) – Chinese Characteristics ★★★★★ @ 2013
  • Wade, Paul (2010) – Convict Conditioning ★★★★ @ 2013
  • Pomeranz, Kenneth (2000) – The Great Divergence ★★★★★ @ 2011
  • Bloom, Howard (1995) – The Lucifer Principle ★★★★★ @ 2010
  • Meadows, Donnela, et al. (2004) – Limits to Growth: The 30 Year Update ★★★★★ @ 2010
  • Turchin, Peter (2006) – War and Peace and War ★★★★★ @ 2010
  • Chang, Ha-Joon (2002) – Kicking Away the Ladder ★★★★ @ 2009
  • Diamond, Jared (1997) – Guns, Germs, and Steel ★★★★★ @ 2009
  • Friedman, George (2009) – The Next 100 Years ★★ @ 2009
  • Korotayev, Andrei et al. (2006) – Introduction to Social Macrodynamics ★★★★★ @ 2009
  • Kunstler, Howard James (2008) – World Made By Hand ★★ @ 2009
  • Parshev, Andrey (1999) – Why Russia isn’t America [RU] ★★★★ @ 2009
  • Scott, John (1941) – Behind the Urals ★★★ @ 2009
  • Smil, Vaclav (2008) – Global Catastrophes and Trends ★★★★ @ 2009
  • Steyn, Mark (2006) – America Alone ★★★★ @ 2009
  • Trubetzkoy, Nikolay (2009) – Europe and Mankind [RU] ★★★★★ @ 2009
  • Werth, Alexander (1942) – Moscow War Diary ★★★ @ 2009

Non-Fiction

Geopolitics

Author Title Rating Year AK
Fukuyama, Francis The End of History and the Last Man ★★★★★ 1992 2008
Huntington, Samuel The Clash of Civilizations ★★★★★ 1996 2006
Kaplan, Robert D. Asia’s Cauldron ★★★ 2014 2016
Pillsbury, Michael China Debates the Future Security Environment ★★★ 2000 2010
Steyn, Mark America Alone [2009] ★★★★ 2006 2009

 

Futurism

Author Title Rating Year AK
Bostrom, Nick Superintelligence ★★★★★ 2014 2015
Ford, Martin Rise of the Robots ★★★★ 2015 2015
Friedman, George The Next 100 Years [2009] ★★ 2009 2009
Hanson, Robin The Age of Em ★★★★★ 2016 2016
Kahn, Herman On Thermonuclear War ★★★★ 1959 2009
Kennedy, Paul Preparing for the 21st Century ★★★★ 1993 2005
Kurzweil, Ray The Singularity is Near ★★★★★ 2005 2006
Smil, Vaclav Global Catastrophes and Trends [2009] ★★★★ 2008 2009
Smith, Laurence C. The World in 2050 ★★★ 2010 2010

 

Anthropology

Author Title Rating Year AK
Finlayson, Clive The Humans Who Went Extinct ★★★★ 2010 2015
Klein, Richard The Human Career ★★★ 1999 2015
Papagianni, Dimitra & Michael Morse The Neanderthals Rediscovered ★★★ 2013 2015
Rushton, J. Philippe Race, Evolution, and Behavior ★★★★★ 2000 2012
Wade, Nicholas A Troublesome Inheritance ★★★★ 2014 2015

 

Psychometrics

Author Title Rating Year AK
Jensen, Arthur The g Factor ★★★★★ 1998 2014
Lynn, Richard Race Differences in Intelligence ★★★ 2006 2014
Lynn, Richard The Global Bell Curve ★★★ 2008 2014
Lynn, Richard Intelligence ★★★ 2012 2015
Murray, Charles & Richard Herrnstein Bell Curve ★★★★★ 1994 2013
Ritchie, Stuart Intelligence: All That Matters ★★★★ 2015 2018

 

Economics

Author Title Rating Year AK
Akerlof, George A. & Robert J. Shiller Animal Spirits ★★ 2009 2010
Caplan, Bryan The Case Against Education ★★★★ 2018 2018
Chang, Ha-Joon Kicking Away the Ladder ★★★★ 2002 2009
Gray, John False Dawn 1998 2006
Jones, Garett Hive Mind ★★★★ 2015 2017
Krugman, Paul Peddling Prosperity ★★★ 1994 2006
Levitt, Stephen Freakonomics ★★★ 2005 2008
List, Friedrich The National System of Political Economy ★★★★ 1841 2011
Marx, Karl Capital [1] 1867 2008
Marx, Karl & Friedrich Engels The Communist Manifesto ★★★★ 1848 2008
Naughton, Barry The Chinese Economy ★★★ 2006 2012
Sachs, Jeffrey The End of Poverty ★★★ 2005 2004
Smith, Adam The Wealth of Nations ★★★★ 1776 2011
Taleb, Nicholas Nassim The Black Swan ★★★★ 2007 2012
Turner, Jonathan Adair Just Capital ★★★★★ 2001 2005

 

Science

Author Title Rating Year AK
Greene, Brian The Elegant Universe ★★★ 1999 2005
Grey, Aubrey de Ending Aging ★★★ 2007 2014
Tegmark, Mark Our Mathematical Universe ★★★★ 2014 2016

 

Energy & Climate

Author Title Rating Year AK
Deffeyes, Kenneth Beyond Oil ★★★★ 2006 2009
Lovelock, James The Ages of Gaia ★★★★ 1988 2006
Lovelock, James The Revenge of Gaia ★★ 2006 2007
Lynas, Mark Six Degrees ★★★★ 2007 2006
Meadows, Donella et al. Limits to Growth: The 30 Year Update [2010] ★★★★★ 2004 2010
Pearce, Fred With Speed and Violence ★★★ 2008 2006
Randers, Jorgen 2052 ★★★★ 2012 2012
Solomon, Steven Water ★★★ 2010 2010
Stager, Curt Deep Future ★★★★ 2011 2016
Strahan, David The Last Oil Shock ★★★ 2007 2009
Ward, Peter Under a Green Sky ★★★ 2007 2010

 

Collapse

Author Title Rating Year AK
Greer, John Michael The Long Descent ★★★★★ 2008 2009
Greer, John Michael Our Ecotechnic Future ★★★★ 2009 2009
Kunstler, Howard The Long Emergency ★★ 2005 2009
Orlov, Dmitry Reinventing Collapse ★★★ 2008 2011
Preston, Richard The Hot Zone ★★★★★ 1994 2015
Rees, Martin Our Final Hour ★★ 2003 2006
Tainter, Joseph The Collapse of Complex Societies [2018] ★★★★ 1988 2009
Weisman, Alan The World Without Us ★★★★ 2007 2009

 

Politics

Author Title Rating Year AK
Assange, Julian et al. Cypherpunks ★★★ 2013 2013
Chomsky, Noam Manufacturing Consent ★★★★★ 1988 2013
Greene, Robert The 48 Laws of Power ★★★★ 1998 2011
Heilbroner, Richard The Worldly Philosophers ★★★★★ 1953 2009
Hitler, Adolf Mein Kampf ★★ 1925 2004
Hobbes, Thomas Leviathan ★★★★ 1651 2009
Kaczynski, Ted Industrial Society and Its Future ★★★ 1995 2005
Leonard, Mark What Does China Think? ★★★★ 2008 2010
MacDonald, Kevin The Culture of Critique ★★ 2013 2016
McGregor, Richard The Party ★★★★ 2010 2011
Moldbug, Mencius (Curtis Yarvin) A Gentle Introduction to Unqualified Reservations ★★★ 2009 2016
Moore, Michael Stupid White Men ★★★★ 2001 2004
Myers, B.R. The Cleanest Race ★★★★ 2010 2012
Reid, T.R. The United States of Europe ★★★ 2005 2004
Wolff, Michael Fire and Fury ★★★ 2018 2018
Yang, Andrew The War on Normal People ★★★★ 2018 2019

 

Sociology

Author Title Rating Year AK
Chua, Amy World on Fire ★★★★ 2002 2006
Donovan, Jack The Way of Men ★★★★ 2011 2012
Gladwell, Malcolm The Tipping Point ★★★ 2000 2005
Liu, Xin The Otherness of Self [2013] 2001 2013
Murray, Charles Coming Apart ★★★★★ 2012 2017
Pinker, Steven The Blank Slate ★★★★★ 2002 2016
Smith, Arthur H. Chinese Characteristics [2013] ★★★★★ 1894 2013
Todd, Emmanuel The Explanation of Ideology ★★★★★ 1985 2014

 

Philosophy

Author Title Rating Year AK
Baudrillard, Jean Simulacra and Simulation ★★ 1995 2004
Nietzsche, Friedrich On the Genealogy of Morality ★★★★★ 1887 2010

 

Theology

Author Title Rating Year AK
Dawkins, Richard The God Delusion ★★★★ 2006 2008
Ware, Timothy The Orthodox Church ★★★★ 1963 2012

 

Russia

Author Title Rating Year AK
Fish, Steven Democracy from Scratch ★★ 1995 2010
Hoffman, David The Oligarchs ★★★★ 2001 2012
Hutchins, Chris & Alexander Korobko Putin ★★★★ 2011 2011
Jack, Andrew Inside Putin’s Russia ★★★ 2004 2004
Lucas, Edward The New Cold War 2008 2008
Meier, Andrew Black Earth ★★★★ 2003 2005
Putin, Vladimir et al. From the First Person ★★★ 2000 2012
Rosefielde, Steven Russia in the 21st Century ★★★ 2004 2009
Sakwa, Richard The Crisis of Russian Democracy ★★★★★ 2010 2013
Sakwa, Richard Frontline Ukraine ★★★★★ 2014 2015
Treisman, Daniel The Return ★★★★★ 2011 2011
Trenin, Dmitry Should We Fear Russia? ★★★ 2016 2017
Wegren, Stephen et al. After Putin’s Russia ★★★ 2009 2010

 

Russian Politics

Author Title Rating Year AK
Ilyin, Ivan Our Tasks ★★★★★ 1956 2017
Parshev, Andrey Why Russia Is Not America ★★★★ 1999 2002
Trubetzkoy, Nikolay Europe and Mankind [2009] ★★★★★ 1920 2009

 

Literature

Author Title Rating Year AK
Alighieri, Dante Hell (Divine Comedy #1) ★★★ 1472 2003
Dostoevsky, Fedor Crime and Punishment ★★★★★ 1866 2006
Golding, William Lord of the Flies ★★★ 1954 2004
Nabokov, Vladimir Conversation Piece, 1945 ★★★★ 1945 2010
Pushkin, Alexander Ruslan and Ludmila ★★★★★ 1820 1994
Pushkin, Alexander The Queen of Spades ★★★★★ 1834 2006
Shakespeare, William Romeo and Juliet ★★★★ 1595 2004
Shakespeare, William Macbeth ★★★★ 1606 2001
Solzhenitsyn, Alexander One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich ★★★★ 1962 2005
Tolstoy, Lev The Death of Ivan Ilyich ★★★★★ 1886 2004

 

Classics

Author Title Rating Year AK
Anon The Bible ★★★ 100 2000
Homer The Odyssey ★★★★ -800 2012
Laozi Dao De Jing ★★★ -550 2010
Nestor Tale of Bygone Years ★★★★ 1113 2012
Sunzi The Art of War ★★★ -500 2005
Virgil The Aeneid ★★ 19 2011

 

Political Literature

Author Title Rating Year AK
Evola, Julius Meditations on the Peaks ★★★ 1974 2015
Istvan, Zoltan The Transhumanist Wager ★★ 2013 2014
MacDonald, Andrew & William Pierce The Turner Diaries 1978 2008
Machiavelli, Niccolò The Prince ★★★★★ 1532 2008
Rand, Ayn The Fountainhead ★★★★ 1943 2010

 

Philosophical Literature

Author Title Rating Year AK
Borges, Jorge Luis Labyrinths ★★★★★ 1962 2010
Camus, Albert The Myth of Sisyphus ★★★★ 1942 2010
Camus, Albert The Stranger ★★★★★ 1942 2010
Kafka, Franz The Trial 1925 2006
Kundera, Milan The Unbearable Lightness of Being ★★★★★ 1984 2007
Unamuno, Miguel de San Manuel Bueno, Martyr ★★★★★ 1930 2009

 

Fiction

Author Title Rating Year AK
Defoe, Daniel Robinson Crusoe 1719 2003
Dumas, Alexandre The Three Musketeers ★★★★ 1844 2005
Haggard, Henry Rider King Solomon’s Mines ★★★★ 1885 2005
London, Jack The Call of the Wild ★★ 1903 2003
Sachar, Louis Holes ★★★★ 1998 2002
Stevenson, Robert Louis Treasure Island ★★ 1883 2003
Twain, Mark The Adventures of Tom Sawyer ★★★ 1876 2004
Twain, Mark The Prince and the Pauper ★★★ 1881 2004
Wyss, Johann The Swiss Family Robinson 1812 2003

 

Thriller

Author Title Rating Year AK
Brown, Dan The Da Vinci Code ★★★★★ 2003 2006
Clancy, Tom Red Storm Rising ★★★★ 1986 2009
Grisham, John The Firm ★★★★★ 1991 2008
Larsson, Stieg The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo ★★ 2005 2010
Wheatley, Dennis The Quest of Julian Day ★★★★★ 1939 2003

 

War Story

Author Title Rating Year AK
Remarque, Erich Maria All Quiet on the Western Front ★★★★★ 1929 2004
Sheriff, R.C. Journey’s End ★★★★ 1928 2002

 

Spy Thriller

Author Title Rating Year AK
Buchan, James Thirty-Nine Steps ★★ 1915 1999
Fleming, Ian Dr. No ★★★ 1958 2004
Fleming, Ian On Her Majesty’s Secret Service ★★★ 1963 2004
Fleming, Ian You Only Live Twice ★★★ 1964 2004

 

Detective

Author Title Rating Year AK
Doyle, Arthur Conan The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes ★★★★★ 1892 2003
Doyle, Arthur Conan The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes ★★★★★ 1894 2003
Doyle, Arthur Conan The Hound of the Baskervilles ★★★★★ 1901 2003
Doyle, Arthur Conan The Return of Sherlock Holmes ★★★★ 1905 2003

 

Horror

Author Title Rating Year AK
King, Stephen Carrie ★★★★★ 1974 2007

 

Self-Help

Nutrition & Fitness

Author Title Rating Year AK
Durant, John The Paleo Manifesto [2013] ★★★★★ 2013 2013
Ferriss, Tim The Four Hour Body ★★★ 2010 2009
Kresser, Chris The Paleo Cure ★★★★ 2013 2014
Sisson, Mark The Primal Blueprint ★★★★ 2009 2013
Sisson, Mark The Primal Connection ★★★★ 2013 2013
Wade, Paul Convict Conditioning [2013] ★★★★ 2010 2013
Wolf, Robb The Paleo Solution ★★★ 2010 2013

 

Skills

Author Title Rating Year AK
Allen, David Getting Things Done ★★★★ 2002 2014
Demarco, M.J. The Millionaire Fastlane ★★★★★ 2011 2012
Ferriss, Tim The Four Hour Workweek ★★★★★ 2007 2009
Roosh V Bang! ★★★★★ 2007 2011
Strauss, Neil The Game ★★★★★ 2005 2008
Carnegie, Dale How to Win Friends and Influence People ★★ 1936 2008
Kearny, Cresson Nuclear War Survival Skills ★★★ 1987 2009
King, Stephen On Writing ★★★★ 2000 2008

 


History

Big History

Author Title Rating Year AK
Bloom, Howard The Lucifer Principle [2010] ★★★★★ 1995 2010
Cochran, Gregory & Henry Harpending The 10,000 Year Explosion ★★★★ 2009 2014
Diamond, Jared Guns, Germs, and Steel [2009] ★★★★★ 1997 2003
Diamond, Jared Collapse ★★★ 2005 2007
Hart, Michael Understanding Human History ★★ 2007 2013
Kennedy, Paul The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers ★★★★★ 1987 2003
Korotayev, Andrei et al. Introduction to Social Macrodynamics ★★★★★ 2006 2009
Morris, Ian Why the West Rules–For Now ★★★★ 2010 2014
Morris, Ian The Measure of Civilization ★★★★ 2010 2014
Pinker, Steven The Better Angels of our Nature ★★★★ 2011 2013
Pinker, Steven Enlightenment Now [1] ★★★ 2018 2018
Roberts, John The New Penguin History of the World ★★★ 2007 2006
Turchin, Peter War and Peace and War [2010] ★★★★★ 2006 2010
Turchin, Peter Ultrasociety ★★★★ 2015 2017

 

Economic History

Author Title Rating Year AK
Arnove, Robert & Harvey Graff National Literacy Campaigns ★★★ 1987 2014
Chanda, Nayan Bound Together ★★ 2007 2008
Clark, Gregory A Farewell to Alms ★★★★★ 2008 2014
Harris, William Ancient Literacy ★★★★ 1989 2014
Jones, E.L. The European Miracle ★★★★ 1981 2014
Landes, David The Wealth and Poverty of Nations ★★★★ 1998 2008
Pomeranz, Kenneth The Great Divergence [2011] ★★★★★ 2000 2011
Ricon, Jose Luis Back in the USSR ★★★★ 2017 2017
Tooze, Adam Wages of Destruction ★★★★★ 2015 2017

 

History of Science

Author Title Rating Year AK
Acheson, David 1089 And All That ★★★★★ 2002 2004
Bryson, Bill A Short History of Nearly Everything ★★★★ 2003 2002
Dartnell, Lewis The Knowledge ★★★★ 2014 2016
Dunham, William Journey through Genius ★★★★★ 1991 2007
Murray, Charles Human Accomplishment ★★★★★ 2009 2014
Singh, Simon Fermat’s Last Theorem ★★★★ 1997 2006
Singh, Simon The Code Book ★★★★ 1999 2006

 

History

Author Title Rating Year AK
Brogan, Hugh The Penguin History of the USA ★★ 1985 2008
Doyle, William The Oxford History of the French Revolution ★★ 1990 2004
Emmerson, Charles The Future History of the Arctic ★★★★ 2010 2010
Ferguson, Niall Empire ★★★ 2003 2008
Ferguson, Niall Colossus ★★★ 2004 2008
Ferguson, Niall The War of the World ★★ 2007 2009
Fischer, David Hackett Albion’s Seed ★★★★★ 1989 2018
Menzies, Gavin 1421: The Year China Discovered the World ★★ 2002 2005
Schama, Simon Citizens ★★★★★ 1989 2004
Schwartz, Benjamin In Search of Wealth and Power ★★★★ 1963 2013
Sheehan, James J. Where Have All the Soldiers Gone? ★★★★ 2008 2004
Shirer, William L. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich ★★★★★ 1960 2004
Slezkine, Yuri The Jewish Century ★★★★★ 2004 2011

 

Russian History

Author Title Rating Year AK
Cohen, Stephen F. Soviet Fates and Lost Alternatives ★★★★ 2009 2012
Gumilev, Lev From Rus’ to Russia ★★★★ 2008 2008
McMeekin, Sean The Russian Revolution ★★★★★ 2017 2018
Schrad, Mark Vodka Politics ★★★★ 2013 2016

 

Military History

Author Title Rating Year AK
Beevor, Anthony Stalingrad ★★ 1999 2004
Bellamy, Chris Absolute War ★★★★★ 2007 2012
Dupuy, Trevor N. A Genius for War ★★★★ 1977 2015
Ferguson, Niall The Pity of War ★★★★★ 1998 2006
Keegan, John The Face of Battle ★★★ 1976 2002
Keegan, John The First World War ★★★ 1998 2004
Overy, Richard Why the Allies Won ★★★★★ 1995 2006
Overy, Richard Russia’s War ★★★★ 1997 2006
Tuchman, Barbara The Guns of August ★★★★★ 1962 2009

 

Memoirs

Author Title Rating Year AK
Grass, Gunter Peeling the Onion ★★★★ 2006 2010
Scott, John Behind the Urals ★★★ 1941 2009
Trump, Donald The Art of the Deal ★★★ 1987 2016
Werth, Alexander Moscow War Diary ★★★ 1942 2009

 

SciFi

Series Author Title Rating Year AK
Eis1 Abnett, Dan Xenos ★★★★ 2001 2018
Asimov, Isaac I, Robot ★★★★★ 1950 2010
Asimov, Isaac The Last Question ★★★★★ 1956 2010
EG1 Card, Orson Scott Ender’s Game ★★★ 1985 2015
Crichton, Michael Congo ★★★★ 1980 2010
Crichton, Michael Jurassic Park ★★★★ 1990 2011
Crichton, Michael Prey ★★★★ 2002 2010
Crichton, Michael State of Fear 2004 2012
Crichton, Michael & Richard Preston Micro ★★ 2011 2013
Doyle, Arthur Conan The Lost World ★★★★★ 1912 2003
Doyle, Arthur Conan The Poison Belt ★★★★ 1913 2003
Doyle, Arthur Conan The Land of Mist 1926 2003
D1 Herbert, Frank Dune ★★★★ 1965 2015
Hertling, William Avogadro Corp ★★★★ 2014 2015
Panshin, Alexei Rite of Passage ★★★ 1968 2013
Verne, Jules Journey to the Center of the Earth ★★★★ 1864 2002
Verne, Jules Around the World in Eighty Days ★★★★★ 1873 2000
Vinge, Vernor True Names ★★★★★ 1981 2008
Wells, H.G. The Time Machine ★★★★★ 1895 2004
Wells, H.G. The Island of Doctor Moreau ★★★★ 1896 2004
Wells, H.G. The War of the Worlds ★★★★ 1898 2004
Yudkowsky, Eliezer A Girl Corrupted by the Internet is the Summoned Hero?! ★★ 2016 2017

 

Alternate History

Series Author Title Rating Year AK
Harris, Robert Fatherland ★★★★★ 1992 2017
Robinson, Kim Stanley The Years of Rice and Salt ★★★★★ 2003 2013

 

Post-Apoc

Series Author Title Rating Year AK
Bacigalupi, Paolo The Water Knife ★★★ 2015 2016
Fl1 Baxter, Stephen Flood ★★★★ 2009 2014
Fl2 Baxter, Stephen Ark ★★★★ 2010 2014
Brooks, Max The Zombie Survival Guide ★★★★★ 2003 2009
Brooks, Max World War Z ★★ 2006 2010
Forstchen, William One Second After ★★★★★ 2009 2014
Glukhovsky, Dmitry Metro 2033 ★★★★★ 2005 2010
S Howey, Hugh SILO ★★★★ ~ ~
S1 Howey, Hugh Wool ★★★★★ 2012 2015
S2 Howey, Hugh Shift ★★★★ 2012 2015
S3 Howey, Hugh Dust ★★★ 2012 2016
King, Stephen The Stand ★★★★★ 1978 2007
King, Stephen Cell ★★★★ 2006 2008
Kunstler, Howard World Made by Hand [2009] ★★ 2008 2009
Leiber, Fritz A Pail of Air ★★★ 1951 2015
Nm1 Mather, Matthew Nomad ★★★★ 2016 2019
Nm2 Mather, Matthew Resistance ★★★ 2017 2019
Miller, Walter M. A Canticle for Leibowitz ★★★★★ 1960 2006
Moody, David AUTUMN ★★★ ~ ~
Stephenson, Neal Seveneves ★★★★ 2015 2015
Ev Stirling, S.M. EMBERVERSE ★★★★★ ~ ~
Ev1 Stirling, S.M. Dies the Fire ★★★★★ 2004 2011
Ev2 Stirling, S.M. The Protector’s War ★★★★★ 2005 2011
Ev3 Stirling, S.M. A Meeting at Corvallis ★★★★★ 2006 2011
Vonnegut, Kurt Cat’s Cradle ★★★★ 1963 2014

 

Dystopia

Series Author Title Rating Year AK
RR1 Brown, Pierce Red Rising ★★★★ 2014 2015
RR2 Brown, Pierce Golden Son ★★★ 2015 2015
HG Collins, Suzanne HUNGER GAMES ★★★★ ~ ~
HG1 Collins, Suzanne The Hunger Games ★★★★ 2008 2012
HG2 Collins, Suzanne Catching Fire ★★★★ 2009 2012
HG3 Collins, Suzanne Mockingjay ★★ 2010 2012
MR1 Dashner, James The Maze Runner ★★★ 2009 2011
Huxley, Aldous Brave New World ★★★★★ 1932 2005
King, Stephen The Long Walk ★★★★ 1979 2008
King, Stephen The Running Man ★★★ 1982 2008
Lukyanenko, Sergey Knights of the Forty Islands ★★★★ 1992 2012
Orwell, George Animal Farm ★★★★ 1945 2003
Orwell, George 1984 ★★★★★ 1949 2005
Voinovich, Vladimir Moscow 2042 [2018] ★★ 1986 2002
CK3 Wingrove, David The Middle Kingdom ★★ 1989 2011

 

Fantasy

Series Author Title Rating Year AK
FL Abercrombie, Joe THE FIRST LAW ★★★★★ ~ ~
FL1 Abercrombie, Joe The Blade Itself ★★★★★ 2006 2011
FL2 Abercrombie, Joe Before They Are Hanged ★★★★★ 2007 2012
FL3 Abercrombie, Joe Last Argument of Kings ★★★ 2008 2012
CT1 Friedman, C.S. Black Sun Rising ★★★★ 1991 2012
Friedman, C.S. When True Night Falls ★★ 1993 2012
SoT1 Goodkind, Terry Wizard’s First Rule ★★ 1994 2009
WoT Jordan, Robert THE WHEEL OF TIME ★★★★ ~ ~
WoT1 Jordan, Robert The Eye of the World ★★★★★ 1990 2003
WoT2 Jordan, Robert The Great Hunt ★★★★★ 1990 2003
WoT3 Jordan, Robert The Dragon Reborn ★★★★★ 1991 2003
WoT4 Jordan, Robert The Shadow Rising ★★★★ 1992 2003
WoT5 Jordan, Robert The Fires of Heaven ★★★★★ 1993 2003
WoT6 Jordan, Robert Lord of Chaos ★★★★ 1994 2004
WoT7 Jordan, Robert A Crown of Swords ★★★ 1996 2004
WoT8 Jordan, Robert The Path of Daggers ★★ 1998 2004
WoT9 Jordan, Robert Winter’s Heart ★★ 2000 2004
WoT10 Jordan, Robert Crossroads of Twilight 2003 2004
WoT0 Jordan, Robert New Spring ★★★ 2004 2008
WoT11 Jordan, Robert Knife of Dreams ★★★ 2005 2005
WoT12 Jordan, Robert & Brandon Sanderson The Gathering Storm ★★★★ 2009 2009
WoT13 Jordan, Robert & Brandon Sanderson Towers of Midnight ★★★ 2010 2010
WoT14 Jordan, Robert & Brandon Sanderson A Memory of Light ★★ 2013 2013
WoT14+ Jordan, Robert & Brandon Sanderson A Memory of Light: River of Souls ★★★★ 2014 2014
DT1 King, Stephen The Gunslinger ★★ 1982 2008
ES Le Guin, Ursula EARTHSEA CHRONICLES ★★★★ ~ ~
ES1 Le Guin, Ursula The Wizard of Earthsea ★★★★ 1968 2004
ES2 Le Guin, Ursula The Tombs of Atuan ★★★★★ 1971 2004
ES3 Le Guin, Ursula The Farthest Shore ★★★★ 1972 2004
Lovecraft, H.P. The Call of Cthulhu ★★★★★ 1928 2012
SIF Martin, G.R.R. A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE ★★★★★ ~ ~
SIF1 Martin, G.R.R. A Game of Thrones ★★★★★ 1996 2013
SIF2 Martin, G.R.R. A Clash of Kings ★★★★★ 1999 2013
SIF3 Martin, G.R.R. A Storm of Swords ★★★★★ 2000 2013
SIF4 Martin, G.R.R. A Feast for Crows ★★★★★ 2005 2013
SIF5 Martin, G.R.R. A Dance with Dragons ★★★★★ 2011 2013
T1 Meyer, Stephanie Twilight ★★ 2005 2009
PC1 Reeve, Philip Mortal Engines ★★★★ 2001 2014
PC2 Reeve, Philip Predator’s Gold ★★ 2003 2014
HP Rowling, J.K. HARRY POTTER ★★★★ ~ ~
HP1 Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone ★★★★★ 1997 2004
HP2 Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets ★★★★★ 1998 2004
HP3 Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban ★★★★★ 1999 2004
HP4 Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire ★★★★★ 2000 2005
HP5 Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix ★★★★ 2003 2005
HP6 Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince ★★★★ 2005 2006
HP7 Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows ★★★★ 2007 2007
Mb Sanderson, Brandon MISTBORN ★★★★★ ~ ~
Mb1 Sanderson, Brandon The Final Empire ★★★★★ 2006 2009
Mb2 Sanderson, Brandon The Well of Ascension ★★★★ 2007 2009
Mb3 Sanderson, Brandon The Hero of Ages ★★★★★ 2008 2009
SC1 Sanderson, Brandon The Way of Kings ★★★★★ 2010 2010
WW Sanderson, Brandon WAX & WAYNE ★★★★ ~ ~
WW1 Sanderson, Brandon The Alloy of Law ★★★★ 2011 2012
Sanderson, Brandon The Emperor’s Soul ★★★★★ 2012 2012
Rk Sanderson, Brandon THE RECKONERS ★★★ ~ ~
Rk1 Sanderson, Brandon Steelheart ★★★★ 2013 2013
Rk1+ Sanderson, Brandon Mitosis ★★★ 2014 2014
Rk2 Sanderson, Brandon Firefight ★★★ 2015 2015
WW2 Sanderson, Brandon Shadows of Self ★★★★ 2015 2015
Mb1+ Sanderson, Brandon Mistborn: Secret History ★★★★★ 2016 2016
WW3 Sanderson, Brandon The Bands of Mourning ★★★★ 2016 2016
Rk3 Sanderson, Brandon Calamity ★★★ 2016 2016
Tolkien, John R.R. The Hobbit ★★★★★ 1937 2000
Tolkien, John R.R. THE LORD OF THE RINGS ★★★★★ ~ ~
LotR1 Tolkien, John R.R. The Fellowship of the Ring ★★★★★ 1954 2001
LotR2 Tolkien, John R.R. The Two Towers ★★★★★ 1954 2001
LotR3 Tolkien, John R.R. The Return of the King ★★★★★ 1955 2001
Tolkien, John R.R. The Silmarillion ★★★ 1977 2002
Yudkowsky, Eliezer Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality ★★★★★ 2015 2015
Yudkowsky, Eliezer Dark Lord’s Answer ★★★ 2016 2016

 

Children’s Fantasy

Series Author Title Rating Year AK
Dahl, Roald CHARLIE ★★★★ ~ ~
RW Jacques, Brian REDWALL ★★★★★ ~ ~
Jarvis, Robin DEPTFORD MICE ★★★★ ~ ~
Lewis, C.S. THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA ★★★★★ ~ ~
Pullman, Philip The Firework-Maker’s Daughter ★★★★ 1995 2005
Pullman, Philip Clockwork ★★★★ 1996 2005
HDM Pullman, Philip HIS DARK MATERIALS ★★★★★ ~ ~
HDM1 Pullman, Philip The Golden Compass ★★★★★ 1995 2012
HDM2 Pullman, Philip The Subtle Knife ★★★★★ 1997 2012
HDM3 Pullman, Philip The Amber Spyglass ★★★★ 2000 2012