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2020 – 3
21 January – Go: A Coming of Age Novel by Kazuki Kaneshiro (Fiction)
13 January – Blue Highways: A Journey into America by William Least Heat-Moon (Travel/Memoir)
5 January – Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear by Kate Carroll de Gutes (Memoir)

2019 – 35
29 December – How to be Free by A.A. Lang (Philosophy)
28 December – The Wander Society by Keri Smith (Creativity)
24 December – The Authenticity Experiment by Kate Carroll de Gutes (Memoir)
14 November – The Extra Woman by Joanna Scutts (Women’s Studies)
4 September – Thus Spoke the Plants by Monica Gagliano (Botany/Memoir)
1 September – The Passion by Jeanette Winterson (Fiction)
28 August – Hot Comb by Ebony Flowers (Graphic Novel / Literary)
26 August – Wild by Cheryl Strayed (Memoir)
14 August – On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes by Alexandra Horowitz (Cognitive Psychology)
30 July – H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald (Memoir)
26 July – Nemesis Games by James S.A. Corey (Science Fiction)
28 June – A Hidden Wholeness by Parker J. Palmer (Spirituality)
24 June – Street Haunting by Virginia Woolf (Fiction)
31 May – Flaneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice, and London by Lauren Elkin (Travel / Women’s History)
24 May – A Dream of Ice by Gillian Anderson and Jeff Roving (Technothriller)
21 May – Wiped Out by Tamara Woods (Fiction/Mystery)
4 May – Do/Pause You Are Not a To Do List by Robert Poynton (Time Management)
29 April – A Vision of Fire by Gillian Anderson and Jeff Rovin (Technothriller)
26 April – How to Do Nothing by Jenny Odell (Social Aspects of Technology)
16 April – Lesbian Polyfidelity by Celeste West (Gay & Lesbian Studies)
14 April – Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorofor (Fiction)
28 March – Incarceron by Catherine Fisher (YA / Fantasy)
21 March – Empty Planet by Darrell Bricker and John Ibbitson (Demography / Cultural Anthropology)
14 March – The Book of Joy by the 14th Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu and Douglas Abrams (Non-Western Philosophy)
9 March – Field Notes from a Catastrophe by Elizabeth Kolbert (Environment/Politics)
8 March – Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change by Pema Chodron (Spirituality/Buddhism)
5 March – Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood (Fiction)
15 February – The Art of the Memoir by Mary Karr (Writing)
4 February – Wanderlust: A History of Walking by Rebecca Solnit (History/Sports)
1 February – Ikigai: The Japanese Secret for a Loving and Happy Life by Hector Garci­a and Francesc Miralles (Philosophy)
14 January – The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck by Mark Manson (Self Help)
13 January – Your Art Will Save Your Life by Beth Pickens (Art)
13 January – Binti: The Night Masquerade by Nnedi Okorafor (Science Fiction)
8 January – A Beautiful Work in Progress by Mirna Valerio (Memoir)
7 January – The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin (Fantasy)

2018 – 17
27 December – The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin (Fantasy)
24 December – The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod (Self-Help)
23 December – Hiking with Nietzche by John Kaag (Travel/Philosophy)
22 December – The Global Soul by Pico Iyer (Travel)
10 December – The Bullet Journal Method by Ryder Carroll (Productivity)
9 December – Almost Everything: Notes on Hope by Anne Lamott (Self-Help)
6 December – No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters by Ursula K. Le Guin (Essays)
9 November – Crimes Against Logic by Jamie Whyte (Philosophy)
7 November – Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered by Austin Kleon (Creativity)
6 November – One! Hundred! Demons! by Lynda Barry (Autobiography/Graphic Novel)
27 October – Opening Up: A Guide To Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships by Tristan Taormino (Sexuality)
31 July – Binti: Home by Nnedi Okorafor (Science Fiction)
20 July – Binti  by Nnedi Okorafor (Science Fiction)
20 July – Still Procrastinating: The No Regrets Guide to Getting It Done  by Joseph Ferrari (Self-Help)
30 March – The Thorn Boy by Storm Constantine (Fiction)
17 February – A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle (Fiction / YA)
26 January – Tips for Living by Renee Shafransky (Fiction)

2017 – 16
28 December – The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery (Nature) 
24 December – Untwine by Edwidge Danticat (Fiction / YA) 
23 December – Mark of Fire by Richard Phillips (Fantasy)
19 December – The Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (Science Fiction)
18 December – The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin (Fantasy)
15 September – The Man of Legends by Kenneth Johnson (Fiction)
31 August – Permutation City by Greg Egan (Science Fiction)
15 August – Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer (Fiction)
25 July – 2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson (Science Fiction)
10 July – Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel (Mystery)
8 July – Dark Currents by Jacqueline Carey (Contemporary Fantasy)
7 May – Ilium by Dan Simmons (Science Fiction)
17 March – Cadillac Desert by Marc Reisner (Science)
4 February – Extracted by RR Haywood (Fiction)
1 February – Romancing the Null by Tina Gower (Fiction)
16 January – The Unbroken Line of the Moon by Johanne Hildebrandt (Fiction)

2016 – 13
31 December – Breakthrough by Michael C. Grumley (Fiction)
28 December – Art before Breakfast by Danny Gregory (Art/Creativity)
27 December –  Divergent by Veronica Roth (YA/Sci Fi)
26 December –  Island by Aldous Huxley (Fiction)
13 September – Saturn’s Child by Nichelle Nichols (Science Fiction)
31 August – The Things We Wish Were True by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen (Fiction)
30 August – Armada by Ernest Cline (Science Fiction)
29 August – The Martian by Andy Weir (Science Fiction)
24 August – I’ll Never Write My Memoirs: Grace Jones (Memoir)
16 June – Mindfulness by Ellen Langer (Psychology)
15 June – Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer (Ecology)
22 March – The Wakeful World: Animism, Mind and the Self in Nature by Emma Reseal Orr (Philosophy / Paganism)
18 January – Ongoingness: The End of a Diary by Sarah Manguso (Memoir

2015 – 33
27 December – Naamah’s Blessing by Jacqueline Carey (Fantasy)
27 October – Nature and Madness by Paul Shepard (Ecology)
23 September – On Becoming an Artist: Reinventing Yourself Through Mindful Creativity by Ellen Langer (Creativity)
20 September – The Voice of the Earth: An Exploration of Ecopsychology by Theodore Roszak (Environmentalism)
11 September – Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin (Fiction / YA)
9 September – Biophilia by E.O. Wilson (Science)
8 September – Water for Elephants: A Novel by Sara Gruen (Fiction)
6 September РWomen Who Run with the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Est̩s (Fiction / Folklore)
23 August – Naamah’s Curse by Jacqueline Carey (Fantasy)
17 August – The Lakota Way: Stories and Lessons for Living by Joseph M. Marshall III (Native American)
12 August – The Sense of Wonder by Rachel Carson (Nature & Ecology)
12 August – The Eyre Affair: A Thursday Next Novel by Jasper Fforde (Fiction / Fantasy)
11 August – A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold (Science)
29 July – Tanglewreck by Jeanette Winterson (Fiction / YA)
26 July – Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder by Richard Louv (Outdoors / Health)
22 July – Hermetech by Storm Constantine (Fiction)
16 July – The Places that Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times  by Pema Chodron (Buddhism)
12 July – The Nature Principle: Reconnecting with Life in a Virtual Age by Richard Louv (Outdoors / Health)
7 July – The Girl With All the Gifts by Mike Carey (Dystopia)
5 July – Cibola Burn (The Expanse)“>Cibola Burn by James S.A. Corey (Science Fiction)
27 June – Dune by Frank Herbert (Science Fiction)
16 June – Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain by John Ratey (Physiology)
5 June РDaring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Bren̩ Brown (Psychology)
28 May – Naamah’s Kiss by Jacqueline Carey (Fantasy)
5 May – Uncertainty: Turning Fear and Doubt into Fuel for Brilliance by Jonathan Fields (Business)
2 April – Departure by A.G. Riddle (Science Fiction)
28 March – Trying Not to Try: Ancient China, Modern Science, and the Power of Spontaneity by Edward Slingerland (Cognitive Science)
7 March – Abaddon’s Gate by James S.A. Corey (Science Fiction)
10 February – The Atlantis World by A.G.Riddle (Science Fiction)
9 February –Comfortable with Uncertainty: 108 Teachings on Cultivating Fearlessness and Compassion by Pema Chodron (Buddhism)
2 February – The Atlantis Plague: A Thriller by A.G. Riddle (Science Fiction)
26 January – The Dynamics of Disaster“>The Dynamics of Disaster by Susan W. Kieffer (Geology / Natural Disasters)
6 January –
The Atlantis Gene: A Thriller by A.G. Riddle (Science Fiction)

2014 – 11
30 December – Saints Astray  by Jacqueline Carey (Science Fiction)
12 November – Turning the Mind Into An Ally by Sakyong Mipham (Buddhism)
15 October – Santa Olivia by Jacqueline Carey (Science Fiction)
7 October –
The Ruins of Mars: Eye of the Apocalypse  by Dylan James Quarles (Science Fiction)
29 September –
Taking the Leap: Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits and Fears
by Pema Chodron (Buddhism)
27 September –
The Name of this Book Is Secret (The Secret Series) by Pseudonymous Bosch (Fiction/YA)
21 September –
When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times by Pema Chodron (Buddhism)
20 September –
In Search of Ancient Oregon: A Geological and Natural History“>In Search of Ancient Oregon by Ellen Morris Bishop (Science)
19 September –
The Dragonriders of Pern: Dragonflight, Dragonquest, and The White Dragon (Pern: The Dragonriders of Pern)“>The Dragonriders of Pern by Anne McCaffrey (Science Fiction)
4 August –
Caliban’s War (The Expanse)“>Caliban’s War by James A Corey (Science Fiction)
28 April –
Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why by Laurence Gonzalez (Survival)

2013 – 19
19 December – The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins (Mystery)
8 November – The Ruins of Mars: Waking Titan (Science Fiction)
11 October – The Ruins of Mars (Science Fiction)
6 October – Leviathan Wakes (The Expanse) (Science Fiction)
29 August – The Control of Nature (Nature / Literature)
20 August – Ready Player One: A Novel (Science Fiction)
18 August – Perdido Street Station (Science Fiction)
15 August – Essentials of Geology (Science)
11 July – The Amber Spyglass: His Dark Materials (Fantasy)
2 July – Resilience: Why Things Bounce Back (Business & Economics)
26 June – The Leadership Challenge by James Kouzes and Barry Posner (Leadership)
30 May – Introduction to Emergency Management by Phillips, Neal and Webb (Disaster/EM)
15 March – Earthquakes by Bruce A. Bolt (Science)
27 January – The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman (Fantasy)
23 January – The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman (Fantasy)
12 January – Becoming an Outdoors Woman by Christine L. Thomas (Memoir)
8 January – A Queer and Pleasant Danger by Kate Bornstein (Memoir)
6 January – Arrl General Class License Manual for the Radio Amateur by ARRL (Telecommunications)
4 January – Born to Run by Christopher McDougall (Sports)

2012 – 33
27 December – The Unthinkable by Amanda Ripley (Disaster Relief)
21 December – The No-Nonsense, General Class License Study Guide by Dan Romanchik KB6NU (Radio & Wireless)
19 December – Emotional survival for law enforcement by Kevin M. Gilmartin (Law Enforcement/Psychology)
19 December – Now You’re Talking! All You Need to Get Your First Amateur Radio License Edited by Larry D. Wolfgang (Radio Operation)
13 December – Ham Radio For Dummies by H. Ward Silver (Radio & Wireless)
9 December – Call of the Mild by Lily Raff McCaulou (Hunting)
7 December – The No-Nonsense Technician Class License Study Guide by Dan Romanchik KB6NU (Radio & Wireless)
3 December – When All Hell Breaks Loose by Cody Lundin (Survival)
29 November – Windows into the Earth by Robert B. Smith & Lee J. Siegal (Science)
27 November – The Scar by China Mieville (Fantasy)
8 October – Villains Inc. (Wearing the Cape) by Marion G. Harmon (Fantasy)
6 August – Volcanoes by Robert and Barbara Decker (Science)
31 July – The Social Conquest of Earth by E.O. Wilson (Science)
24 July – The Female Man by Joanna Russ (Fiction)
10 July – Anthill by E.O. Wilson (Fiction)
2 July – American Gods by Neil Gaiman (Fiction)
18 June – The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood (Speculative Fiction)
12 June – The Complete Stories of J. G. Ballard by J.G. Ballard (Fiction)
19 April – The Universe of Things by Gwyneth Jones (Science Fiction)
6 April – Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood (Speculative Fiction)
2 April – The Wizard of Linn by A.E. van Vogt (Science Fiction)
31 March – The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins (Classic Fiction)
23 March – The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham (Science Fiction)
18 March – Conflict by Poul Anderson (Science Fiction)
6 March – The Buried Pyramid by Jane Lindskold (Fantasy)
25 February – Macroscope by Piers Anthony (Science Fiction)
16 February – The Accidental Creative: How to Be Brilliant at a Moment’s Notice by Todd Henry (Business/Creativity)
14 February – Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel (Memoir / Graphic Novel)
11 January – A Brief History of Working with New Media Art Edited by CRUMB (Art)
9 January – The Power That Preserves by Stephen R. Donaldson (Fantasy)
4 January – The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp (Self-Help/Creativity)
3 January – The War Of Art by Steven Pressfield (Self-Help/Creativity)
2 January – The Illearth War by Stephen R. Donaldson (Fantasy)

2011 – 42
21 December – The Book of Tea by Okakura Kakuzō (Social Science)
19 December – Lord Foul’s Bane by Stephen R. Donaldson (Fantasy)
6 December – A Brief History of Curating New Media Art Edited by CRUMB (Art)
4 December – The Crystal Crypt by Philip K. Dick (Science Fiction)
4 December – Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne (Fiction)
2 December – The Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Fiction)
29 November – Tau Zero by Poul Anderson (Science Fiction)
27 November – Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions by Edwin A. Abbott (Fiction)
27 November – Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (Fiction)
23 November – The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells (Fiction)
22 November – Essay on Exoticism: An Aesthetics of Diversity by Victor Segalen (Philosophy / Aesthetics)
20 November – The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells (Fiction)
18 November – Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll And Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (Fiction)
16 November – The Time Machine by H.G. Wells (Fiction)
15 November – 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne (Fiction)
9 November – The Radicant by Nicholas Bourriaud (Art)
1 November – Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century (The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Reports on Digital Media and Learning) by Henry Jenkins (Media / Education)
25 October – Implications and Distinctions: Format, Content and Context in Contemporary Race Film by Martine Syms (Black Film)
15 October – Postproduction by Nicholas Bourriaud (Art)
14 October – Busy Monsters: A Novel by William Giraldi (Fiction)
14 October – Arts boards: Creating a new community equation by Nello Mcdaniel & George Thorn (Art)
29 September – The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf (Fiction)
26 September – The Story of Science: Aristotle Leads the Way by Joy Hakim (Science)
8 September – A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs (Science Fiction)
5 September – South: the story of Shackleton’s 1914-1917 expedition by Ernest Shackleton (History)
31 August – McSweeney’s At War for the Foreseeable Future and He’s Never Been so Scared (Quarterly Concern Issue 14)(Fiction)
22 August – Why Evolution Is True by Jerry Coyne (Science)
15 August – Toward a new arts order: Process, power, change by Nello Mcdaniel & George Thorn (Art)
14 June – The World of Null-A by A.E. Van Vogt (Science Fiction)
13 June – Kraken: The Curious, Exciting, and Slightly Disturbing Science of Squid by Wendy Williams (Science)
8 June – Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon (Science Fiction)
2 June – Consider Phlebas by Iain M. Banks (Science Fiction)
24 May – The Island of Dr. Moreau (Bantam Classics) by H.G. Wells (Fiction)
23 May –Protector by Larry Niven (Science Fiction)
10 May – The Road by Cormac McCarthy (Fiction)
15 March – Beggars in Spain by Nancy Kress (Science Fiction)
23 February – The High Crusade by Poul Anderson (Science Fiction)
1 February – Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson (Business & Economics)
31 January – Aleph by Storm Constantine (Science Fiction)
14 January – Things I Didn’t Know by Robert Hughes (Memoir)
11 January – The Use and Abuse of Art by Jacques Barzun (Art)
8 January 2011 – The Field: The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe by Lynne Mctaggert
(Alternative Health / Science)

2010 – 12
December 16 – Cyteen by C.J. Cherryh (Science Fiction)
December 3 – The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life by Rosamund and Benjamin Zander (Business Creativity)
November 24 – Philosophy 101 by Socrates: An Introduction to Philosophy Via Plato’s Apology by Peter Kreeft (Philosophy)
November 17 – Apology by Plato
November 16 – Rethinking Art History: Meditations on a Coy Science by Donald Preziosi (Art History)
November 9 – Foundations of Modern Art / 256 Illustrations by Ozenfant (Art)
October 29 – Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? by Seth Godin (Self-Help/Career)
October 26 – The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell (Fiction)
October 13 – Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut (Fiction)
October 9 – The Difference Engine by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling (Science Fiction)
September 26 – What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami (Memoir)
September 29 – The Art of Non-Conformity: Set Your Own Rules, Live the Life You Want, and Change the World by Chris Guillebeau (Self-Help/Career)

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