Chris's Picks

I find my tastes in books to be ever evolving. I'm constantly reminded that a good writer can make any subject compelling. Last year my interests revolved around economics and finance. I very much enjoyed Michael Lewis's The Big Short and to a lesser extent Niall Ferguson's The Ascent of Money. Other non-fiction books that quickly became favorites include Bill Bryson's A Short History of Nearly Everything and Brian Greene's The Elegant Universe. This year I've rediscovered the joy of good fantasy and sci-fi. George RR Martin, Patrick Rothfuss, Brandon Sanderson, and Suzanne Collins are all recent reads I'm excited to recommend.

The Windup Girl Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781597801584
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Night Shade Books - May 1st, 2010

The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicle #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780756404741
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: DAW - April 1st, 2008

A Game of Thrones (HBO Tie-in Edition): A Song of Ice and Fire: Book One Cover Image
ISBN: 9780553593716
Availability: We can typically get this book within 1 to 5 days
Published: Bantam - March 22nd, 2011

The Hunger Games Cover Image
ISBN: 9780439023528
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Press - July 3rd, 2010

The Passage: A Novel (Book One of The Passage Trilogy) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780345504975
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ballantine Books - May 17th, 2011

The Way of Kings: Book One of the Stormlight Archive Cover Image
ISBN: 9780765365279
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tor Fantasy - May 24th, 2011

Out from Boneville (BONE #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780439706407
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Graphix - February 1st, 2005