Just the usual list today.
Just the usual list this week
cfk has bookflurries on Wednesday nights.
sarahnity has Books by kossacks, on Tuesdays.
If you like to trade books, try bookmooch
The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules our Lives by Joseph Mlodinow. A wonderful, non-technical introduction to probability, and many of the counter-intuitive ways it works.
Godel, Escher, Bach: An eternal golden braid by Douglas Hofstadter. I am doing a series here on this book. Wonderful.
A History of Western Philosophy by Bertrand Russell. A fantastic survey by a hero of mine.
Point of Impact by Stephen Hunter. A good, old fashioned thriller.
Pattern Recognition by William Gibson. SF, cutting edge. I just started it, but it looks good.
Polarized America by Nolan McCarty, Keith T. Poole and Howard Rosenthal. On the relationship between the distribution of income and polarization in American politics in the 20th century. Good for us political science geeks.