Fave Books - updated 02-09-20


This alphabetized list will take a long time to list ALL the books on my shelves, since I'm an avid reader! Updated 2-09-2020

Science/Math Related
  • A Mind at Play: How Claude Shannon Invented the Information Age - Jimmy Soni 
  • Bringing Columbia Home: The Untold  Story of a Lost Space Shuttle and her Crew - Michael Leinbach, Jonathon H Ward, et al.
  • Brother Astronomer - Guy Consolmagno
  • Chasing New Horizons - Alan Stern and David Grinspoon - (Alan signed my copy)
  • Cosmos - Carl Sagan
  • Deke! U.S. Manned Pace: From Mercury to the Shuttle - Donald K. "Deke" Slayton with Michael Cassutt
  • E=MC2 - A biography of the world's most famous equation - David Bodanis
  • Endurance - Scott Kelly (will be meeting him in June and get my copy signed)
  • Failure is not an Option - Gene Kranz
  • Falling to Earth - Al Worden
  • Hidden Figures - Margot Lee Shetterly
  • Last Man on the Moon - Eugene Cernan
  • Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time - Dava Sobel
  • Lost Moon - Jim Lovell
  • Marie Curie: The Life and Legacy of the Legendary Scientist Who Became the First Woman to Win a Nobel Prize - Charles River Editors
  • Michio Kaku - any of his books
  • Moon Shot - Alan Shepard and Deke Slayton
  • Most Wanted Particle - Jon Butterworth
  • Nikola Tesla - Biography of a Genius - Marc J Seifer
  • No Dream is Too High - Buzz Aldrin
  • Origins - Neil deGrasse Tyson and Donald Goldsmith
  • QED - Richard P. Feynman
  • Rocket Girls - Nathalia Holt
  • Rocket Men - Robert Kurson
  • Spaceman - Mike Massimino
  • The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars - Dava Sobel
  • The Right Stuff - Tom Wolfe
  • The Sky Below - Scott Parazynski
  • The Woman Who Smashed Codes - Jason Fagone
  • Thirteen - The Apollo Flight That Failed - Henry S.F. Cooper
WWII - Fiction/Non-Fiction
  • 22 Britannia Road - Amanda Hodgkinson
  • A Half-Acre of Hell - Avis D Shorer
  • Alan Turing: Unlocking the Enigma - David Boyle
  • Any book by my friend, Donald Burgett
  • Broken Angels - Gemma Liviero
  • D-Day - Hell's Highway - Bastogne (3 books) by George Koskimaki
  • Darkest Hour: How Churchill Brought England Back from the Brink - Anthony McCarten
  • Fatal Decision - Carlo D'Estes
  • First Across the Rhine - Col David Pergrin
  • Helmet for my Pillow - Robert Leckie
  • Operation Dragoon - The Liberation of Southern France - Anthony Tucker-Jones
  • Sole Survivor - George Gay
  • The Damned Engineers - Janice Holt Giles
  • The Liberator - Alex Kershaw
  • The Lost Letter - Jillian Cantor
  • The Lost World of Bletchley Park - Sinclair McKay
  • The Secret Lives of Codebreakers - Sinclair McKay
  • Violins of Hope - James A Grymes
  • Winds of War and War and Remembrance - Herman Wouk
  • Winter Journey - Diane Armstrong
  • Winter Men - Jesper Bugge Kold
History and Historical Fiction
  • A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived - Adam Rutherford
  • Alexander Hamilton: A Life - Willard Sterne Randall
  • Almost a Miracle: The American Victory in the War of Independence - John Ferling
  • Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
  • Catherine - Inside the heart and mind of a great monarch - Sigrid Weidenweber
  • Homeland - John Jakes
  • Hotel Moscow - Talia Carner
  • North and South - John Jakes
  • Queen of Scots - John Guy
  • The Blue and the Gray
  • The Brotherhood of War - W.E.B. Griffin
  • The Mists of Avalon - Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • The Passion of Marie Romanov - Laura Rose
  • The Year 1000 - Lacy and Danziger
  • Victoria: The Heart and Mind of a Young Queen - Helen Rappaport
  • War and Peace  - Leo Tolstoy
  • War of the Roses: The Fall of the Plantagenets and the Rise of the Tudors - Dan Jones
Autobiography/Biography
  • Pattie Boyd - Wonderful Tonight
  • The Beatles - The Beatles Anthology
  • Yeager - An Autobiography
Sci-Fi/Fantasy
  • A Lady Astronaut Novel - The Calculated Stars and The Fated Sky - Robinette Kowal
  • A World Out of Time - Niven
  • A Wrinkle In Time - Madeleine L'Engle
  • Arthur C. Clark - any of his books
  • C. J. Cherryh any of her books
  • Contact - Carl Sagan
  • Deep Black - Samuel Best
  • Drifters Alliance - Ellen Case
  • Dune - Frank Herbert and the "pre-Dune"books written after his passing - Brian Herbert & Kevin J Anderson
  • Ghost Targets - series - Aaron Pogue
  • Harry Potter series - J. K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - J.K Rowling
  • Merkiaari Wars - series - Mark E. Cooper
  • Mission One - Samuel Best 
  • Noa's Ark series - C Gockel
  • Odyssey One - series - Evan Currie
  • Quantum Tangle - Chris Reher
  • Ringworld - Larry Niven
  • Singularity - series - William Hertling
  • Solo - Mur Lafferty
  • Split Second - Douglas E Richards
  • The Atlantis Plague series - AG Riddle
  • The Extinction Files (Pandemic and Genome
  • The Fallen Empire Omnibus) books 1-3 and prequel) - Lindsay Buroker
  • The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings - Tolkien
  • The Long Winter Trilogy - (Winter World, The Solar War, The Lost Colony) - A.G. Riddle
  • The Man Who Fell to Earth - Walter Zellman
  • Watchers - (books 1 and 2) - S.T. Boston
General Fiction/Non-Fiction
  • Alex and Me - Irene M Pepperberg
  • Earth's Children - Jean Auel
  • Sloths - Life in the Slow Lane - Rebecca Cliffe
  • The Beautiful American - Jeanne Mackin
  • The Culper Series (Inner Circle, The Fifth Assassin, and President's Shadow) - Brad Meltzer
  • The Genus of Birds - Jennifer Ackerman
  • The Magnolia Story - Chip and Joanna Gaines

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