This is a collection of books that I have read. I created the list mainly as a way to remember what I have read and learned, but also as a way to share good books with others.

Stuff Matters
Mark Miodownik 9/10
Exploring the marvelous materials that shape our man-made world. Excellent account of how chemistry shapes materials and materials shape our lives.

Copies in Seconds
David Owen 6/10
How a lone inventor created the Xerox, the greatest communication breakthrough of the 20th century.

Fall of Giants (Fiction)
Ken Follett 8/10
Historical fiction following the lives of 4 people who's experiences leading up to and during WW1 begin to intertwine. Good historical look at the events leading up to World War 1 and how it changed the lives of those in England, Russia and Germany

Tears in the Darkness
Michael and Elizabeth Norman 7/10
Story of the Ben Steel and the Bataan Death March.

A Crack in the Edge of the World
Simon Winchester 7/10

The Boys in the Boat
Daniel James Brown 9/10

9,000 Miles of Fatherhood
Kirk Millson 6/10

The Ice Balloon
Alec Wilkinson 5/10

The Martian
Andy Weir 10/10

Gillen D'Arcy Wood 6/10

Reflections of Eden
Birute M.F. Galidkas 2/10

Donovan Hahn 8/10

Empire of Shadows: The Epic Story of Yellowstone
George Black 7/10

How Children Succeed
Paul Tough 2/10

The Map That Changed the World
Simon Winchester 5/10

The Agony and the Ecstasy: A Biographical Novel of Michaelango
by Irving Stone 9/10

The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw
Sharon Matola 9/10

Men to Match My Mountains
by Irving Stone 9/10

Packing for Mars
by Mary Roach 7/10

Over the Edge of the World - (Magellan's Circumnavigation of the Globe)
by Lawrence Bergreen 8/10

Into Thin Air
by Jon Krakauer 6/10

Steve Jobs
by Walter Isaacson 8/10

The Origin
by Irving Stone 10/10

A Short History of Nearly Everything
by Bill Bryson 10/10

Big Bang
by Simon Singh 7/10

The Disappearing Spoon
by Sam Keane 10/10

The Violinist's Thumb
by Sam Keane 2/10

Napoleon's Buttons: How 17 Molecules Changed History
by Penny Le Couteur, Jay Burreson 9/10

Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
by Alfred Lansing 10/10

Ghenghis Khan: The Making of the Modern World
by Jack Weatherford 10/10

Bones of the Master: A Journey to Secret Mongolia
by George Crane 6/10

Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
by Jared Diamond 3/10

The City of Falling Angels
by John Berendt 8/10

At Home
by Bill Bryson 6/10

by James Michener 5/10

What Einstein Told His Cook: Kitchen Science Explained
Robert L. Wolfe 6/10

Moonwalking With Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything
by Joshua Foer 7/10

Through the Brazilian Wilderness
by Theodore Roosevelt 1/10

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
by Rebecca Skloot 10/10

Skeletons of the Zahara: A True Story of Survival
by Dean King 10/10

The Long Walk
by Slavomir Rawicz 10/10

Tropical Nature: Life and Death in the Rain Forests of Central and South America
by Adrian Forsyth, et al 1/10

A Walk In the Woods: Rediscovering North American on the Appalachian Trail 
by Bill Bryson 7/10

Last Child In The Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder
Richard Louv 3/10

Undaunted Courage
by Steven Ambrose 10/10


The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Girl Who Played With Fire
The Girl Who Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
By Stieg Larson 10/10

The Hunger Games
Catching Fire
Mocking Jay
by Suzanne Collins 7/10