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These are the books we've read and discussed as a community over the years. Below each book you'll find a link to the corresponding discussion forum. And on some books you'll notice links to chat transcripts. This is because we've conducted live chats with many of our authors over the years. You may wish to see all chat transcripts in one index.


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Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging
Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging
Sebastian Junger
Non-Fiction
#147: June, July & Aug. 2016
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The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway: The Finca Vigia Edition
The Complete Short Stories Of Ernest Hemingway: The Finca Vigia Edition
Ernest Hemingway
Fiction
#146: May, June & July 2016
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Up From Slavery
Up From Slavery
Booker T. Washington
Non-Fiction
#145: Apr., May & Jun. 2016
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Soul Identity
Soul Identity
Dennis Batchelder
Fiction
#144: Feb., Mar. & Apr. 2016
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On the Historicity of Jesus: Why We Might Have Reason for Doubt - by Richard Carrier
On the Historicity of Jesus: Why We Might Have Reason for Doubt - by Richard Carrier
Richard Carrier
Non-Fiction
#143: Jan., Feb. & Mar. 2016
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The Martian by Andy Weir
The Martian
Andy Weir
Fiction
#142: Oct., Nov. & Dec. 2015
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Good Thinking: What You Need to Know to be Smarter, Safer, Wealthier, and Wiser
Good Thinking: What You Need to Know to be Smarter, Safer, Wealthier, and Wiser
Guy P. Harrison
Non-Fiction
#141: Oct., Nov. & Dec. 2015
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The Post-American World: Release 2.0
The Post-American World: Release 2.0
Fareed Zakaria
Non-Fiction
#140: Aug., Sept. & Oct. 2015
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Go Set a Watchman: A Novel
Go Set a Watchman: A Novel
Harper Lee
Fiction
#139: Aug., Sept. & Oct. 2015
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Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief
Flowers for Algernon
Daniel Keyes
Fiction
#138: June, July & Aug. 2015
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Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief
Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief
Lawrence Wright
Non-Fiction
#137: May, Jun. & Jul 2015
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Demon-Haunted World: Science As a Candle in the Dark
Demon-Haunted World: Science As a Candle in the Dark
Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan
Non-Fiction
We discussed this book 2x: #136: Feb. & Mar. 2015
#3: August 2002
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King Henry IV, Part 1 (Arden Shakespeare: Third Series) (Pt. 1)
King Henry IV, Part 1 (Arden Shakespeare: Third Series)
William Shakespeare
Fiction
#135: Dec. 2014 and Jan. 2015
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Sense and Goodness Without God
Atheist Mind, Humanist Heart: Rewriting the Ten Commandments for the Twenty-first Century
Lex Bayer & John Figdor
Non-Fiction
#134: Dec. 2014 and Jan. & Feb. 2015
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Sense and Goodness Without God
Sense and Goodness Without God
Richard Carrier
Non-Fiction
#133: Sept., Oct. & Nov. 2014
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Frankenstein: or The Modern Prometheus
Frankenstein
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Fiction
#132: June, July & Aug. 2014
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The Big Questions: Philosophy
The Big Questions: Philosophy
Simon Blackburn
Non-Fiction
#131: June, July & August 2014
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Science Was Born of Christianity: The Teaching of Fr. Stanley L. Jaki
Science Was Born of Christianity: The Teaching of Fr. Stanley L. Jaki
Stacy Trasancos
Non-Fiction
#130: April, May & June 2014
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The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom by Jonathan Haidt
The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom
Jonathan Haidt
Non-Fiction
#129: Mar., April & May 2014
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A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book One - by George R. R. Martin
A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book One
George R. R. Martin
Fiction
#128: Mar., April & May 2014
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Tempesta's Dream: A Story of Love, Friendship and Opera
Tempesta's Dream: A Story of Love, Friendship and Opera
Vincent B. "Chip" LoCoco
Fiction
#127: Jan., Feb. & Mar. 2014
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Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty
Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty
Daron Acemoglu & James Robinson
Non-Fiction
#126: Jan., Feb. & Mar. 2014
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The Drowning Girl
The Drowning Girl
Caitlin R. Kiernan
Fiction
#125: Oct, Nov. & Dec. 2013
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The Consolations of the Forest: Alone in a Cabin on the Siberian Taiga
The Consolations of the Forest: Alone in a Cabin on the Siberian Taiga
Sylvain Tesson
Non-Fiction
#124: Oct, Nov. & Dec. 2013
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The Complete Heretic's Guide to Western Religion, Book One:
The Mormons
The Complete Heretic's Guide to Western Religion, Book One: The Mormons
David Fitzgerald
Non-Fiction
#123: Sept., Oct. & Nov. 2013
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
James Joyce
Fiction
#122: July, Aug. & Sept. 2013
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The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
The Divine Comedy
Dante Alighieri
Fiction
#121: June, July & Aug. 2013
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The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True by Richard Dawkins
The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True
Richard Dawkins
Non-Fiction
#120: May, June & July 2013
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Dubliners by Kames Joyce
Dubliners
Jmes Joyce
Fiction
#119: April, May & June 2013
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My Name Is Red by Orhan Pamuk
My Name Is Red
Orhan Pamuk
Fiction
#118: Mar., Apr. & May 2013
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The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton
The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?
Jared Diamond
Non-Fiction
#117: Feb., Mar. & Apr. 2013
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The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton
The Man Who Was Thursday
G. K. Chesterton
Fiction
#116: Feb., Mar. & Apr. 2013
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The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined by Steven Pinker
The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined
Steven Pinker
Non-Fiction
#115: Dec. 2012 & Jan. & Feb. 2013
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Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad
Lord Jim
Joseph Conrad
Fiction
#114: Dec. 2012 & Jan. & Feb. 2013
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The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
The Hobbit
J. R. R. Tolkien
Fiction
#113: Nov. & Dec. 2012 & Jan. 2013
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Douglas Adams
Fiction
#112: Oct., Nov. & Dec. 2012
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Atlas Shrugged
Atlas Shrugged
Ayn Rand
Fiction
#111: Sept., Oct. & Nov. 2012
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Thinking, Fast and Slow
Thinking, Fast and Slow
Daniel Kahneman
Non-Fiction
#110: Sept., Oct. & Nov. 2012
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The Righteous Mind
The Righteous Mind
Jonathan Haidt
Non-Fiction
#109: July, Aug., & Sept. 2012
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Evolutionary Psychology: A Beginner's Guide
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
Max Brooks
Fiction
#108: July, Aug., & Sept. 2012
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Evolutionary Psychology: A Beginner's Guide
Evolutionary Psychology: A Beginner's Guide
Robin Dunbar, Louise Barrett, John Lycett
Non-Fiction
#107: April & May 2012
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Moby Dick: or, the Whale
Moby Dick: or, the Whale
Herman Melville
Fiction
#106: March, April & May 2012
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A Visit from the Goon Squad
A Visit from the Goon Squad
Jennifer Egan
Fiction
#105: Mar. & April 2012
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Lost Memory of Skin: A Novel
Lost Memory of Skin: A Novel
Russell Banks
Fiction
#104: Jan. & Feb. 2012
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The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
Thomas S. Kuhn
Non-Fiction
#103: Jan. & Feb. 2012
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Hobbes: Leviathan: Revised student edition
Hobbes: Leviathan: Revised student edition
Thomas Hobbes
Non-Fiction
#102: Jan. & Feb. 2012
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The House of the Spirits
The House of the Spirits
Isabel Allende
Fiction
#101: Nov. & Dec. 2011
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Arguably: Essays by Christopher Hitchens
Arguably: Essays by Christopher Hitchens
Christopher Hitchens
Non-Fiction
#100: Oct. & Nov. 2011
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The Falls: A Novel (P.S.)
The Falls: A Novel (P.S.)
Joyce Carol Oates
Fiction
#99: Sept. & Oct. 2011
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Christ in Egypt: The Horus-Jesus Connection
Christ in Egypt: The Horus-Jesus Connection
D.M. Murdock & Achary S.
Non-Fiction
#98: Aug. & Sept. 2011
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The Glass Bead Game: (Magister Ludi) A Novel by Hermann Hesse
The Glass Bead Game: (Magister Ludi) A Novel
Hermann Hesse
Fiction
#97: June & July 2011
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A Devil's Chaplain: Reflections on Hope, Lies, Science, and Love
A Devil's Chaplain: Reflections on Hope, Lies, Science, and Love
Richard Dawkins
Non-Fiction
#96: May, June & July 2011
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The Hero with a Thousand Faces
The Hero with a Thousand Faces
Joseph Campbell
Non-Fiction
#95: March, April & May 2011
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The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Brothers Karamazov
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Fiction
#94: March, April & May 2011
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Mark Twain
Fiction
#93: Jan. & Feb. 2011
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The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio
The Moral Landscape
Sam Harris
Non-Fiction
#92: Dec. 2010 & Jan. 2011
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The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio
The Decameron
Giovanni Boccaccio
Fiction
#91: Dec. 2010 & Jan. 2011
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The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass
The Road
Cormac McCarthy
Fiction
#90: Nov. & Dec. 2010
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The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow
The Grand Design
Stephen Hawking
Leonard Mlodinow
Non-Fiction
#89: Nov. & Dec. 2010
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The Evolution of God by Robert Wright
The Evolution of God
Robert Wright
Non-Fiction
#88: Sept. & Oct. 2010
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The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass
The Tin Drum
Gunter Grass
Fiction
#87: Sept. & Oct. 2010
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Good Omens by Neil Gaiman
Good Omens
Neil Gaiman
Fiction
#86: June, July & Aug. 2010
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Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions by Dan Ariely
Predictably Irrational:
The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions

Dan Ariely
Non-Fiction
#85: June, July & Aug. 2010
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The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: A Novel by Haruki Murakami
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: A Novel
Haruki Murakami
Fiction
#84: June, July & Aug. 2010
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The Passion of the Western Mind - by Richard Tarnas
ALONE:
Orphaned on the Ocean

Richard Logan & Tere Duperrault Fassbender
Non-Fiction
#83: June, July & Aug. 2010
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Don Quixote by Miguel De Cervantes (Author), Edith Grossman (Translator)
Don Quixote
Miguel De Cervantes, Edith Grossman
Fiction
#82: April, May & June 2010
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Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain, Revised and Expanded Edition by Oliver Sacks
Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain
Oliver Sacks
Non-Fiction
#81: April, May & June 2010
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The Diary of a Madman and Other Stories
Diary of a Madman and Other Stories
Nikolai Gogol
Fiction
#80: Mar. & Apr. 2010
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The Passion of the Western Mind - by Richard Tarnas
The Passion of the Western Mind
Richard Tarnas
Non-Fiction
#79: Feb. & Mar. 2010
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The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
The Left Hand of Darkness
Ursula K. Le Guin
Fiction
#78: Jan. & Feb. 2010
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The Genius of the Beast: A Radical Re-Vision of Capitalism by Howard Bloom
The Genius of the Beast
Howard Bloom
Non-Fiction
#77: Dec. 2009 & Jan. 2010
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll
Fiction
#76: Nov. & Dec. 2009
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The Extended Phenotype: The Long Reach of the Gene by Richard Dawkins
Empire of Illusion
Chris Hedges
Non-Fiction
#75: Nov. & Dec. 2009
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Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fictions and Illusions by Neil Gaiman
The Sound and the Fury
William Faulkner
Fiction
#74: Nov. & Dec. 2009
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The Extended Phenotype: The Long Reach of the Gene by Richard Dawkins
The Extended Phenotype
Richard Dawkins
Non-Fiction
#73: Nov. & Dec. 2009
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Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fictions and Illusions by Neil Gaiman
Smoke and Mirrors
Neil Gaiman
Fiction
#72: Sept. & Oct. 2009
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The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins
The Selfish Gene
Richard Dawkins
Non-Fiction
#71: Sept. & Oct. 2009
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When Good Thinking Goes Bad: How Your Brain Can Have a Mind of Its Own
When Good Thinking Goes Bad: How Your Brain Can Have a Mind of Its Own
Todd C. Riniolo
Non-Fiction
#70: Aug. & Sept. 2009 - FACTS
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House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
House of Leaves
Mark Z. Danielewski
Fiction
#69: Aug. & Sept. 2009
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American Gods: A Novel by Neil Gainman
American Gods: A Novel
Neil Gaiman
Fiction
#68: May, June & July 2009
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Primates and Philosophers: How Morality Evolved by Frans de Waal
Primates and Philosophers:
How Morality Evolved

Frans de Waal
Non-Fiction
#67: June, July & August 2009
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The Enormous Room - by E.E. Cummings
The Enormous Room
E.E.Cummings
Fiction
#66: April & May 2009
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The Picture of Dorian Gray by OScar Wilde
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Oscar Wilde
Fiction
#65: Mar. & April 2009
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God is not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything by Christopher Hitchens
God Is Not Great:
How Religion Poisons Everything

Christopher Hitchens
Non-Fiction
#64: Mar., April & May 2009
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The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
The Name of the Rose
Umberto Eco
Fiction
#63: Feb. & Mar. 2009
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Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance by Barack Obama
Dreams from My Father:
A Story of Race and Inheritance

Barack Obama
Non-Fiction
#62: Feb. & Mar. 2009
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Paradise Lost by John Milton
Paradise Lost
John Milton
Fiction
#61: Jan., Feb. & Mar. 2009
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Bad Money by Kevin Phillips
Bad Money: Reckless Finance, Failed Politics, and the Global Crisis of American Capitalism
Kevin Phillips
Non-Fiction
#60: Jan. & Feb. 2009
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The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Secret Garden
Frances Hodgson Burnett
Fiction
#59: Dec. 2008 & Jan. 2009
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Godless: How an Evangelical Preacher Became One of America's Leading Atheists by Dan Barker
Godless: How an Evangelical Preacher Became One of America's Leading Atheists
Dan Barker
Non-Fiction
#58: Dec. 2008 & Jan. 2009
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The Things They Carried
Tim O'Brien
Fiction
#57: Nov. & Dec. 2008
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The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism
Andrew Bacevic
Non-Fiction
#56: Oct. & Nov. 2008
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Lolita
Vladimir Nabokov
Fiction
#55: Oct. & Nov. 2008
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Orlando
Virginia Woolf
Fiction
#54: Oct. & Nov. 2008
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On Being Certain: Believing You Are Right Even When You're Not
Robert Burton
Non-Fiction
#53: Sept. & Oct. 2008
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50 Reasons People Give for Believing in a God
Guy P. Harrison
Non-Fiction
#52: August & Sept. 2008
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Walden: Or, Life in the Woods
Henry David Thoreau
Fiction
#51: July & August 2008
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Exile and the Kingdom
Albert Camus
Fiction
#50: June & July 2008
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Our Inner Ape
Frans de Waal
Non-Fiction
#49: May & June 2008
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Your Inner Fish
Neil Shubin
Non-Fiction
#48: May & June 2008
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No Country for Old Men
Cormac McCarthy
Fiction
#47: April & May 2008
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The Age of American Unreason
Susan Jacoby
Non-Fiction
#46: March & April 2008
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Ten Theories of Human Nature
Leslie Stevenson
Non-Fiction
#45: March & April 2008
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Heart of Darkness
Joseph Conrad
Fiction
#44: Feb. & March 2008
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The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window Into Human Nature by Steven Pinker
The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window Into Human Nature
Steven Pinker
Non-Fiction
#43: Jan. & Feb. 2008
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A Thousand Splendid Suns
Khaled Hosseini
Fiction
#42: Dec. 2007 & Jan. 2008
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The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil
Philip Zimbardo
Non-Fiction
#41: Nov. & Dec. 2007
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Responsibility and Judgment
Hannah Arendt
Non-Fiction
#40: Nov. & Dec. 2007
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Godless in America
George A. Ricker
Non-Fiction
#39: July, Aug. & Sept. 2007
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Interventions
Noam Chomsky
Non-Fiction
#38: July, Aug. & Sept. 2007
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Religious Expression and the American Constitution
Franklyn S. Haiman
Non-Fiction
#37: April, May & June 2007
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Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future
Bill McKibben
Non-Fiction
#36: April, May & June 2007
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The God Delusion
Richard Dawkins
Non-Fiction
#35: Jan., Feb. & Mar. 2007
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The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal
Jared Diamond
Non-Fiction
#34: Jan., Feb. & Mar. 2007
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The Woman in the Dunes
Abe Kobo
Fiction
#33: Nov. & Dec. 2006
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Evolution vs. Creationism: An Introduction
Eugenie C. Scott
Non-Fiction
#32: Oct., Nov. & Dec. 2006
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The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
Michael Pollan
Non-Fiction
#31: Oct., Nov. & Dec. 2006
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I, Claudius: From the Autobiography of Tiberius Claudius, Born 10 B.C., Murdered and Deified A.D. 54
Robert Graves
Non-Fiction
#30: Sept. & Oct. 2006
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Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon
Daniel C. Dennett
Non-Fiction
#29: July, Aug. & Sept. 2006
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A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East
David Fromkin
Non-Fiction
#28: July, Aug. & Sept. 2006
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The Time Traveler's Wife
Audrey Niffenegger
Fiction
#27: June, July & Aug. 2006
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The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason
Sam Harris
Non-Fiction
#26: April, May & June 2006
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Ender's Game
Orson Scott Card
Fiction
#25: April, May & June 2006
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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Mark Haddon
Fiction
#24: Feb. & March 2006
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Value and Virtue in a Godless Universe
Erik J. Wielenberg
Non-Fiction
#23: Jan., Feb. & Mar. 2006
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The March: A Novel
E. L. Doctorow
Fiction
#22: Dec. 2005 & Jan. 2006
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The Ethical Brain
Michael Gazzaniga
Non-Fiction
#21: Oct., Nov. & Dec. 2005
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Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism
Susan Jacoby
Non-Fiction
#20: July, Aug. & Sept. 2005
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Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
Jared Diamond
Non-Fiction
#19: April, May & June 2005
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The Battle for God
Karen Armstrong
Non-Fiction
#18: Jan., Feb. & Mar. 2005
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The Future of Life
Edward O. Wilson
Non-Fiction
#17: Nov. & Dec. 2004
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What is Good? The Search for the Best Way to Live
A.C. Grayling
Non-Fiction
#16: Sept. & Oct. 2004
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Civilization and It's Enemies: The Next Stage of History
Lee Harris
Non-Fiction
#15: July & August 2004
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Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space
Carl Sagan
Non-Fiction
#14: May & June 2004
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How We Believe: Science, Skepticism, and the Search for God
Michael Shermer
Non-Fiction
#13: March & April 2004
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Looking for Spinoza: Joy, Sorrow and the Feeling Brain
Antonio Damasio
Non-Fiction
#12: Jan. & Feb. 2004
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Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right
Al Franken
Non-Fiction
#11: Nov. & Dec. 2003
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The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature
Matt Ridley
Non-Fiction
#10: Sept. & Oct. 2003
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The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature
Steven Pinker
Non-Fiction
#9: July & August 2003
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Unweaving the Rainbow by Richard Dawkins
Unweaving the Rainbow: Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder
Richard Dawkins
Non-Fiction
#8: May & June 2003
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Atheism: A Reader
Edited by S.T. Joshi
Non-Fiction
#7: March & April 2003
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Global Brain: The Evolution of Mass Mind From the Big Bang To the 21st Century by Howard Bloom
Global Brain: The Evolution of Mass Mind From the Big Bang To the 21st Century
Howard Bloom
Non-Fiction
#6: Jan. & Feb. 2003
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The Lucifer Principle: A Scientific Expedition into the Forces of History by Howard Bloom
The Lucifer Principle: A Scientific Expedition into the Forces of History
Howard Bloom
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#5: Nov. & Dec. 2002
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Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
Jared Diamond
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The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan
The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
Carl Sagan
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#3: August 2002
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Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee by Dee Alexander Brown
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West
Dee Brown
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Future Shock by Alvin Toffler
Future Shock
Alvin Toffler
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#1: June 2002
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