2012 Book List

A Listmania! list by N. Werner ""voracious reader"" (St. Louis, MO USA)
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Aristotle in 90 Minutes (Philosophers in 90 Minutes Series)
1.  Aristotle in 90 Minutes (Philosophers in 90 Minutes Series) by Paul Strathern
The list author says:
  "AUDIOBOOK - kinda short to get get into any great detail about any one subject, but a nice overview detailing the importance of Aristotle in Western society"
$8.96   Used & New from: $0.01
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Let the Great World Spin: A Novel
2.  Let the Great World Spin: A Novel by Colum McCann
The list author says:
  "Kind of disjointed in the style of movies like Crash, where it details several different stories that all interact in some way.  Interesting to see different styles within the same book, but overall, just ok"
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (638 customer reviews)

The Lola Papers: Marathons, Misadventures, and How I Became a Serious Runner
3.  The Lola Papers: Marathons, Misadventures, and How I Became a Serious Runner by Amy Marxkors
The list author says:
  "A lot of fun to read.  Great for anyone who likes running and/or letting your mind wander."
$13.03   Used & New from: $2.45
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

2030: The Real Story of What Happens to America
4.  2030: The Real Story of What Happens to America by Albert Brooks
The list author says:
  "Interesting story about how living longer could potentially impact the future and cause a huge rift in America."
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3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (433 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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Baseball Prospectus 2012
5.  Baseball Prospectus 2012 by Baseball Prospectus
The list author says:
  "The Bible for stat nerds.  Personally feel the projections for Holliday to be WAAAYYYY too low.  Can't wait to watch the Cards exceed expectations"
$18.75   Used & New from: $0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

Raise Your Social I.Q.: How to Do the Right Thing in Any Situation
6.  Raise Your Social I.Q.: How to Do the Right Thing in Any Situation by Michael Levine
The list author says:
  "AUDIOBOOK: Kind of a few no brainers and a little outdated since the rise of social media and text messaging"
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3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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The Case for Mars: The Plan to Settle the Red Planet and Why We Must
7.  The Case for Mars: The Plan to Settle the Red Planet and Why We Must by Robert Zubrin
The list author says:
  "Interesting, but super dense and pretty technical.  Gist = we can and should go to Mars and it shouldn't cost as much as you say it does."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

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A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1)
8.  A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1) by George R. R. Martin
The list author says:
  "AUDIOBOOK: Really makes you want to watch the HBO show"
$14.39   Used & New from: $0.19
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5,866 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming
9.  Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming by Naomi Oreskes
The list author says:
  "Recommended reading for how to decode nonsense arguments for "equal" time type viewpoints.  If 99 of 100 scientists agree, the one shouldn't get equal time as a "VALID" source.  Be sure to question political motives of most critics of published and reviewed scientific research."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (156 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 2)
10.  A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 2) by George R. R. Martin
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  "AUDIOBOOK"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,660 customer reviews)

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A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3)
11.  A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3) by George R. R. Martin
The list author says:
  "AUDIOBOOK: Lots of bad stuff happens to your favorite characters"
$5.99   Used & New from: $1.98
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,064 customer reviews) | 14 customer discussions

A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 4)
12.  A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 4) by George R. R. Martin
The list author says:
  "AUDIOBOOK: Bad things continue to happen"
$14.16   Used & New from: $1.78
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,344 customer reviews) | 62 customer discussions

Life After Death: The Burden of Proof
13.  Life After Death: The Burden of Proof by Deepak Chopra
The list author says:
  "Wow.  Regardless of what you believe, it's a step by step through what could happen when we die.  A traditional Indian story is woven throughout.  Mind expanded."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (155 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Born On A Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant
14.  Born On A Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant by Daniel Tammet
The list author says:
  "The autobiography of an autistic savant.  Basically his life story as he sees it.  Really fascinating, especially his descriptions of how he senses numbers and words.  It is really quite remarkable."
$10.15   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (275 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Have a Little Faith: A True Story
15.  Have a Little Faith: A True Story by Mitch Albom
The list author says:
  "Mitch Albom again manages to write about personal matters in a very meaningful day.  His childhood Rabbi, Reb, has some very useful insights on life.  He had asked Mitch to write his eulogy. Great short little read. If you liked Tuesdays With Morrie, you'll like this."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (724 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire)
16.  A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire) by George R. R. Martin
The list author says:
  "AUDIOBOOK: Got current on the saga.  Wow this is an expansive story.  I can't wait until the next few books are finished.  This is quite the epic tale."
$23.76   Used & New from: $4.00
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6,596 customer reviews) | 380 customer discussions

How to Win Every Argument: The Use and Abuse of Logic
17.  How to Win Every Argument: The Use and Abuse of Logic by Madsen Pirie
The list author says:
  "Amaze your friends with knowledge of logical structure. This book is basically a glossary of logical fallacies and how to employ and defend against them.  Will help you argue better for sure.  Interesting to watch reality TV or skeptics shows now...and don't even get me started on politics."
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)

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Atlas Shrugged
18.  Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
The list author says:
  "AUDIOBOOK: Spectacular novel.  I liked it a lot more than the Fountainhead.  Definitely a work that focuses on her economic and moral philosophies.  Really enjoyed all chapters except the chapter long soliloquy that could easily serve as her manifesto.  Highly recommend."
$16.87   Used & New from: $1.25
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4,174 customer reviews) | 58 customer discussions

100 Plus: How the Coming Age of Longevity Will Change Everything, From Careers and Relationships to Family and Faith
19.  100 Plus: How the Coming Age of Longevity Will Change Everything, From Careers and Relationships to Family and Faith by Sonia Arrison
The list author says:
  "Great primer on the interesting problems that we will encounter due to the advances in anti-aging therapies.  Focuses on moral, economic and societal issues.  Very interesting and would be a good intro for people who are looking to get started in reading about such issues."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

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