Evil Under the Sun by Agatha Christie

Hercule Poirot's Christmas by Agatha Christie

Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie


The A.B.C. Murders by Agatha Christie

The Optimistic Child by Martin E.P. Seligman

Give and Take by Adam Grant

How to Talk So Your Kids Will Listen by Adele Faber, Elaine Mazlish

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

Mycroft Holmes by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Anna Waterhouse

Clanlands: Whisky, Warfare, and a Scottish Adventure Like No Other by Sam Heughan, Graham McTavish, Charlotte Reather

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Constance Garnett

12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan B. Peterson

Anathem by Neal Stephenson

Conspiracy by Ryan Holiday

The Self-Driven Child by William Stixrud, Ned Johnson

The Mysterious Affair At Styles by Agatha Christie

Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami

Pwning Tomorrow by EFF


Silence by Shusaku Endo

Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda

Way of the Warrior Kid 3 by Jocko Willink

Benjamin Franklin by Carl Van Doren

Dune by Frank Herbert

Courage is Calling by Ryan Holiday

The Great Influenza by John M. Barry

Steel My Soldier's Hearts by Colonel David H. Hackworth, Eilhys England

Musashi by Eiji Yoshikawa

The Passion of Command by Bryan McCoy

Dad, How Do I? by Rob Kenney

About Face by Colonel David H. Hackworth

Modern Perl by Chromatic

Personal Kanban by Jim Benson, Tonianne DeMaria Barry

The Opposite of Spoiled by Ron Lieber

The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

The Addiction Inoculation by Jessica Lahey

A World Without Email by Cal Newport

Bitcoin Billionaires by Ben Mezrich

At Home: A Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson

The Deep Blue Good-By by John D. MacDonald

The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene

Lead Yourself First by Raymond M. Kethledge, Michael S. Erwin

Jesus' Son by Denis Johnson

Catch Me If You Can by Frank W. Abagnale, Stan Redding

East of Eden by John Steinbeck

I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi

How To Be Free by A.A. Long, Epictetus

Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink, Leif Babin

The Lives of the Stoics by Ryan Holiday, Stephen Hanselman

The 4-Hour Chef by Tim Ferriss

Way of the Warrior Kid: Marc's Mission by Jocko Willink

Way of the Warrior Kid by Jocko Willink

Discipline Equals Freedom by Jocko Willink

Awareness by Anthony De Mello

Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach

To Sell Is Human by Daniel H. Pink

Go Web Programming by Sau Sheong Chang


The 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss

Get Programming with Go by Nathan Youngman, Roger Peppé

Atomic Habits by James Clear

Unf*ck Yourself by Gary John Bishop

So Good They Can't Ignore You by Cal Newport

Bird By Bird by Anne Lamott

A Farewell To Arms by Ernest Hemingway

The Dialogues of Plato: A Selection by William Chase Greene

The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

Principles of Cultivar Development by Walter R. Fehr

The Art of Thinking by Ernest Dimnet

The Anatomy of Criticism by Henry Hazlitt

Mysteries and Legends of Oregon by James A. Yuskavitch

Indistractable by Nir Eyal, Julie Li

Deep Work by Cal Newport

Tyrant: Shakespeare on Politics by Stephen Greenblatt

The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

How to Read a French Fry by Russ Parsons

The Linux Command Line by William E. Shotts Jr.

Islands in the Stream by Ernest Hemingway

Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport

Churchill by Paul Johnson

Stillness is the Key by Ryan Holiday

Across the River and Into the Trees by Ernest Hemingway

Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday

To Have and Have Not by Ernest Hemingway

Caring Discipline by Joanne Nordling


Tmux 2: Productive Mouse-Free Development

Programming Phoenix 1.4 by Bruce Tate, Chris McCord, José Valim

The Rise and Fall of DODO by Neal Stephenson, Nicole Galland

Phoenix in Action by Geoffrey Lessel

Hybrid by Noel Kingsbury

The Emperor Wears No Clothes by Jack Herer

Seven Databases in Seven Weeks by Eric Redmond, Jim. R. Wilson, Luc Perkins

The Rust Programming Language by Carol Nichols, Steve Klabnik

Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

Grace Hopper and the Invention of the Information Age

HTTP/2 In Action by Barry Pollard

The Life of Andrew Jackson by Marquis James

Madame Curie: A Biography by Eve Curie

Elixir In Action by Saša Jurić

Alan Turning: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges

Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami

The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday


The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami

Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit

Letters to a Young Contrarian by Christopher Hitchens

Stubborn Attachments by Tyler Cowen

How Toddlers Thrive by Tovah P. Klein

Fire At Eden's Gate by Brent Walth

1Q84 by Haruki Murakami

Dance Dance Dance by Haruki Murakami

Pinball 1973 by Haruki Murakami

Hear The Wind Sing by Haruki Murakami

A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami

The Good Jobs Strategy by Zeynep Ton

Factfulness by Hans Rosling

Everyday Blessings by Myla Kabat-Zinn, Jon Kabat-Zinn

The Gift of Failure by Jessica Lahey

Enlightenment Now by Steven Pinker

Mindfulness for Beginners by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Secondhand Time by Svetlana Alexievich

Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman

Introducing Elixir by Simon St. Laurent, J. David Eisenberg

A River in Darkness by Masaji Ishikawa

For Whom The Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway

The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason

The Naturalist by Andrew Mayne

I Love Books by John D. Snider

Eat to Live by Joel Fuhrman

Mastering Bitcoin by Andreas M. Antonopoulos

The Mongoliad Book three by Cooper Moo, Erik Bear, Greg Bear, Mark Teppo, Joseph Brassey, Neal Stephenson, Nicole Galland

The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr

Soul of a Citizen by Paul Rogat Loeb

Cloud Native Go by Dan Nemeth, Kevin Hoffman

Introducing Go by Caleb Doxsey

Docker for PHP Developers by Paul Redmond

The Internet of Money, Vol 2 by Andreas M. Antonopoulos

The Internet of Money, Vol 1 by Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff

Robert Oppenheimer: A Life Inside the Center by Ray Monk

Fooling Houdini by Alex Stone

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

Hitch-22 by Christopher Hitchens

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance


The Snows of Kilimanjaro by Ernest Hemingway

Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Between The World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin

The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson

The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt

The Mysterious Affair At Styles by Agatha Christie

Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters by Meg Meeker

Scaling Up Excellence by Huggy Rao, Robert I. Sutton

Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

Effective DevOps by Jennifer Davis, Katherine Daniels

The System of the World by Neal Stephenson

The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul by Douglas Adams

The New Father by Armin A. Brott

Oil! by Upton Sinclair

Dirk Gentlys Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams

If Chins Could Kill by Bruce Campbell

The Japanese Mind by Roger J. Davies

Reading Portland by John Trombold

Ghost in the Wires by Kevin Mitnick

Green Hills of Africa by Ernest Hemingway

PostgreSQL Up & Running by Leo Hsu, Regina Obe

Food Matters by Mark Bittman

Practical Object Oriented Design in Ruby by Sandi Metz

Corelli's Mandolin by Louis De Bernieres

Hardcore Zen by Brad Warner

Dreamland by Sam Quinones

Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

Portland Noir by Kevin Sampsell

Republic Lost by Lawrence Lessig

Gods Wasps & Stranglers The Secret History & Redemptive Future of Fig Trees by Mike Shanahan

Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad by M.T. Anderson

The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

Public Radio Behind The Voices by Lisa A. Phillips

Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan

American on Purpose by Craig Ferguson

The Garden of Eden by Ernest Hemingway

Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth

Filters Against Folly by Garrett Hardin

The Zen Programmer by Christian Grobmeier

Linux Pocket Guide by Daniel J. Barrett


Undaunted Courage Meriwether Lewis Thomas Jefferson & the Opening of the American West by Stephen E. Ambrose

Reminiscences of a Stock Operator by Edwin Lefèvre

The Man in the High Castle by Phillip K. Dick

The Confusion by Neal Stephenson

The Rewind Files by Claire Willett

The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of Americas Wealthy by Thomas J. Stanley

Presto!: How I Made Over 100 Pounds Disappear and Other Magical Tales by Penn Jillette

Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson

The Expectant Father by Armin A. Brott, Jennifer Ash

Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson

The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson

Snowcrash by Neal Stephenson

The Big U by Neal Stephenson

Zodiac by Neal Stephenson

Cobweb by Neal Stephenson

Interface by Neal Stephenson

Name of the Devil by Andrew Mayne

The Innovators by Walter Isaacson

The Everything Store by Brad Stone

Seveneves by Neal Stephenson

Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl

The Better Angels of Our Nature by Steven Pinker


Coraline by Neil Gaiman

The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

Lincoln by David Herbert Donald

Angel Killer by Andrew Mayne

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

The Mythical Man-Month by Frederick P. Brooks

The Martian by Andy Weir

The World According to Garp by John Irving

Code by Charles Petzold

Red Notice by Bill Browder

How We Got to Now by Stephen Johnson

VB6 by Mark Bittman

The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe

A Spell for Chameleon by Piers Anthony

The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less by Barry Schwartz

Early Portland: Stump-Town Triumphant by Eugene E. Snyder

Fugitives and Refugees: A Walk in Portland, Oregon by Chuck Palahniuk

Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes by Maria Konnikova

The Mongoliad Book Two by Cooper Moo, Erik Bear, Greg Bear, Mark Teppo, Joseph Brassey, Neal Stephenson, Nicole Galland

The Alienist by Caleb Carr


Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain

Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright

The Money Book for Freelancers by Denise Kiernam, Joseph D'Agnese

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

Nothing Like it in the World by Stephen E. Ambrose

Year of the King by Antony Sher

Freedom (TM) by Daniel Suarez

Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

The Idea Factory by Jon Gertner

1491 by Charles C. Mann


Napoleon Bonaparte: A Life by Alan Schom

For Us The Living by Robert Heinlein

Tesla: Man Out of Time by Margaret Cheney

The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William L. Shirer

American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Scottsboro by Ellen Feldman

Literary Brooklyn by Evan Hughes

A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking


The Mongoliad by Neal Stephenson

Some Remarks by Neal Stephenson

The Cider House Rules by John Irving

How the Irish Saved Civilization by Thomas Cahill

Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt

The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

Prey by Michael Crichton

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

Sword Song by Bernard Cornwell

Lords of the North by Bernard Cornwell

The Pale Horseman by Bernard Cornwell

A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell

Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard

The Demon Haunted World by Carl Sagan

The Gunslinger by Stephen King

The Sky is Not the Limit by Neil Degrasse Tyson

Hallelujah Junction by John Adams

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

The Watchmen by Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons

The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan


Blood, Bones and Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton

Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

World Without End by Ken Follet

Reamde by Neal Stephenson

Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain

In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson

A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan


Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk

The Spirituality of Imperfection by Ernest Kurtz, Katherine Ketcham

Maul by Tricia Sullivan

On Top of the World by Tom Barbash

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling

The Reality Dysfunction, Part 2 by Peter F. Hamilton

Daemon by Daniel Suarez

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain

Hardwired by Walter Jon Williams

1984 by George Orwell

The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman

The Second Objective by Mark Frost

The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larson

Blood Merridian by Cormac McCarthy

The End of Faith by Sam Harris

The Reality Dysfunction, Part 1 by Peter F. Hamilton

Rabbit Run by John Updike

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larson

The Honor of the Queen by David Weber

Foucault’s Pendulum by Umberto Eco

On Basilisk Station by David Weber

Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis


State of Fear by Michael Crichton

Olympos by Dan Simmons

The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold

Timeline by Michael Crichton

Disclosure by Michael Crichton

Red Dragon by Thomas Harris

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

Dreams from my Father by Barack Obama

Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson

The List of Seven by Mark Frost

Good Days and Mad by Dick DeBartolo

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks

Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Proust was a Neuroscientist by Jonah Lehrer

Ilium by Dan Simmons

Confessions of an Economic Hitman by John Perkins

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

Listening is an Act of Love by Dave Isay

Dune by Frank Herbert

Joe Papp: An American Life by Helen Epstein

Naked in Death by J.D. Robb

Ziegfeld: The Man Who Invented Show Business by Ethan Mordden

The Difference Engine by William Gibson


Perelandra by C.S. Lewis

Prior Years

I didn't start journaling my reading until 2009; though I wish I had started when I was much younger.

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Ryan C. Durham

Software Engineer

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