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These are some of the books I have read. This listing is not meant to be exhaustive. Most educational material, manuals and children's literature I have read are not included. Authors are ordered alphabetically (first–last name) by century (first–second half). I have a goodreads.com profile.

15th century

Second half

Niccolò Machiavelli

Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli (1469–1527)

  • 1532: The Prince ⭐⭐⭐

16th century

Second half

Thomas Hobbes

Thomas Hobbes (1588–1679)

  • 1651: Leviathan or The Matter, Forme and Power of a Commonwealth Ecclesiasticall and Civil ⭐⭐

17th century

First half

Baruch Spinoza

Baruch Espinosa (1632–1677)

  • 1661–75: Ethics, Demonstrated in Geometrical Order

John Locke

John Locke (632–1704)

  • 1689: Two Treatises of Government: In the Former, The False Principles, and Foundation of Sir Robert Filmer, and His Followers, Are Detected and Overthrown. The Latter Is an Essay Concerning The True Original, Extent, and End of Civil Government ⭐⭐⭐

Second half

Charles-Louis de Montesquieu

Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu (1689–1755)

  • 1748: The Spirit of the Laws ⭐⭐⭐

Daniel Defoe

Daniel Foe (1660–1731)

  • 1719: The Life and Most Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe ⭐⭐⭐
  • 1722: The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders ⭐⭐⭐⭐

18th century

First half

Adam Smith

Adam Smith (1723–1790)

  • 1759: The Theory of Moral Sentiments ⭐⭐⭐
  • 1776: An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations ⭐⭐⭐

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790)

  • 1758: The Way to Wealth ⭐⭐⭐

David Hume

David Home (1711–1776)

  • 1748: An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding ⭐⭐⭐
  • 1751: An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Immanuel Kant

Immanuel Kant (1724–1804)

  • 1781: Critique of Pure Reason

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712–1778)

  • 1755: Discourse on the Origin and Basis of Inequality Among Men ⭐⭐⭐
  • 1762: On the Social Contract; or, Principles of Political Rights ⭐⭐

John Jay

John Jay (1745–1829)

  • 1787–8: The Federalist Papers ⭐⭐⭐

Thomas Paine

Thomas Pain (1737–1736)

  • 1775–6: Common Sense; Addressed to the Inhabitants of America, on the Following Interesting Subjects ⭐⭐⭐
  • 1791–2: Rights of Man: Being an Answer to Mr. Burke's Attack on the French Revolution ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 1794–807: The Age of Reason; Being an Investigation of True and Fabulous Theology ⭐⭐⭐

Second half

Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton (1755/1757–1804)

  • 1787–8: The Federalist Papers ⭐⭐⭐

Frances Burney

Frances Burney (1752–1840)

  • 1778: Evelina, or the History of a Young Lady's Entrance into the World ⭐⭐⭐

James Madison

James Madison (1751–1836)

  • 1787–8: The Federalist Papers ⭐⭐⭐

Jane Austen

Jane Austen (1775–1817)

  • 1811: Sense and Sensibility ⭐⭐
  • 1813: Pride and Prejudice ⭐⭐⭐

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797–1851)

  • 1818: Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Mary Wollstonecraft

Mary Wollstonecraft (1759–1797)

  • 1792: A Vindication of the Rights of Woman: with Strictures on Political and Moral Subjects ⭐⭐⭐⭐

19th century

First half

Alexandre Dumas

Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie (1802–1870)

  • 1844–5: The Count of Monte Cristo ⭐⭐⭐⭐
d'Artagnan
  • 1844: The Three Musketeers ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 1847–50: The Vicomte of Bragelonne: Ten Years Later
    • The Man in the Iron Mask ⭐⭐⭐

Alexis de Tocqueville

Alexis Charles Henri Clérel, comte de Tocqueville (1805–1859)

  • 1835–40: Democracy in America ⭐⭐⭐

Bram Stoker

Abraham Stoker (1847–1912)

  • 1897: Dracula ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 1914: Dracula's Guest and Other Weird Stories ⭐⭐⭐

Charles Darwin

Charles Robert Darwin (1809–1882)

  • 1859: On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Charles Dickens

Charles John Huffam Dickens (1812–1870)

Novels
  • 1836–7: The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club ⭐⭐⭐
  • 1837–9: Oliver Twist; or, the Parish Boy's Progress ⭐⭐⭐
  • 1838–9: The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby ⭐⭐
  • 1840–1: The Old Curiosity Shop ⭐⭐
  • 1841: Barnaby Rudge: A Tale of the Riots of Eighty
  • 1842–4: The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit
  • 1846–8: Dealings with the Firm of Dombey and Son: Wholesale, Retail and for Exportation
  • 1849–50: The Personal History, Adventures, Experience and Observation of David Copperfield the Younger of Blunderstone Rookery ⭐⭐
  • 1852–3: Bleak House ⭐⭐
  • 1854: Hard Times – For These Times ⭐⭐
  • 1855–7: Little Dorrit ⭐⭐
  • 1859: A Tale of Two Cities ⭐⭐
  • 1860–1: Great Expectations ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 1864–5: Our Mutual Friend ⭐⭐
  • 1870, unfinished: The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Novellas
  • 1843: A Christmas Carol. In Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 1844: The Chimes: A Goblin Story of Some Bells that Rang an Old Year Out and a New Year In ⭐⭐⭐
  • 1845: The Cricket on the Hearth: A Fairy Tale of Home ⭐⭐
  • 1846: The Battle of Life: A Love Story
  • 1848: The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain, A Fancy for Christmas-Time ⭐⭐

Charlotte Brontë

Charlotte Brontë (1816–1855)

  • 1847: Jane Eyre: An Autobiography ⭐⭐⭐
  • 1853: Villette ⭐⭐

Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Poe (1809–1849)

  • 1966: The Complete Stories and Poems ⭐⭐

Friedrich Engels

Friedrich Engels (1820–1895)

  • 1848: The Communist Manifesto ⭐⭐

Fyodor Dostoevsky

Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky (1821–1881)

  • 1866: Crime and Punishment ⭐⭐⭐
  • 1879–80: The Brothers Karamazov ⭐⭐

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Harriet Elisabeth Beecher Stowe (1811–1896)

  • 1852: Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly ⭐⭐⭐

Herman Melville

Herman Melvill (1819–1891)

  • 1851: Moby-Dick; or, The Whale ⭐⭐

John Stuart Mill

[AUTHOR] (1806–1873)

  • 1859: On Liberty ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 1869: The Subjection of Women ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Karl Marx

Karl Heinrich Marx (1818–1883)

  • 1848: The Communist Manifesto ⭐⭐
  • 1867: Capital. Volume I: The Process of Production of Capital ⭐⭐

Leo Tolstoy

Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (1828–1910)

  • 1865–7: War and Peace ⭐⭐⭐

Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott (1832–1888)

  • 1868–9: Little Women ⭐⭐

Mark Twain

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835–1910)

Tom Sawyer/Huckleberry Finn
  • 1876: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 1884: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • circa 1884, unfinished: Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer among the Indians ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 1894: Tom Sawyer Abroad ⭐⭐⭐
  • 1896: Tom Sawyer, Detective ⭐⭐⭐
Novels
  • 1881: The Prince and the Pauper ⭐⭐⭐
  • 1889: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 1892: The American Claimant ⭐⭐⭐
  • 1894: Pudd'nhead Wilson ⭐⭐⭐
  • 1896: Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc, by the Sieur Louis de Conte ⭐⭐⭐
  • 1916, posthumous: The Mysterious Stranger ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Nonfiction
  • 1872: Roughing It ⭐⭐
  • 1883: Life on the Mississippi ⭐⭐
Short stories
  • 1876: A Murder, a Mystery, and a Marriage ⭐⭐
  • 1904: Extracts from Adam's Diary: Translated from the Original Ms. ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 1906: Eve's Diary ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 1984: The Complete Short Stories of Mark Twain ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Lewis Balfour Stevenson (1850–1894)

  • 1886: Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde ⭐⭐⭐

Solomon Northup

Solomon Northup (1807/1808–1857/1875)

  • 1853: Twelve Years a Slave ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Victor Hugo

Victor-Marie Hugo (1802–1885)

  • 1831: The Hunchback of Notre-Dame ⭐⭐⭐
  • 1862: Les Misérables ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Second half

Adolf Hitler

[AUTHOR] (1889–1945)

  • 1925–6: Mein Kampf

Aldous Huxley

Aldous Leonard Huxley (1894–1963)

  • 1932: Brave New World ⭐⭐

Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (1859–1930)

  • 1887: A Study in Scarlet ⭐⭐⭐
  • 1890: The Sign of the Four ⭐⭐⭐
  • 1891–2: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 1892–3: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 1901–2: The Hound of the Baskervilles ⭐⭐⭐
  • 1903–4: The Return of Sherlock Holmes ⭐⭐⭐
  • 1914–5: The Valley of Fear ⭐⭐⭐
  • 1908–17: His Last Bow: Some Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes ⭐⭐⭐
  • 1921–7: The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes ⭐⭐⭐

Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Miller Hemingway (1899–1961)

  • 1926: The Sun Also Rises ⭐⭐
  • 1929: A Farewell to Arms ⭐⭐⭐
  • 1940: For Whom the Bell Tolls ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 1952: The Old Man and the Sea ⭐⭐⭐
  • 1964: A Moveable Feast ⭐⭐⭐

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (1896–1940)

  • 1925: The Great Gatsby ⭐⭐⭐
  • 1934: Tender Is the Night ⭐⭐

J. R. R. Tolkien

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892–1973)

  • 1937: The Hobbit, or There and Back Again ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 1954: The Fellowship of the Ring ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 1954: The Two Towers ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 1955: The Return of the King ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 1977, posthumous: The Silmarillion ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 2007, posthumous: The Children of Húrin ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Margaret Mitchell

Margaret Munnerlyn Mitchell (1900–1949)

  • 1936: Gone with the Wind ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (1854–1900)

  • 1890: The Picture of Dorian Gray ⭐⭐⭐
  • 1895: The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People ⭐⭐
  • 1898: An Ideal Husband ⭐⭐⭐

Theodore Dreiser

Theodore Herman Albert Dreiser (1871–1945)

  • 1925: An American Tragedy ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Upton Sinclair

Upton Beall Sinclair Jr. (1878–1968)

  • 1906: The Jungle ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 1926–7: Oil! ⭐⭐⭐

Vladimir Nabokov

Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov (1899–1977)

  • 1955: Lolita ⭐⭐

William Faulkner

William Cuthbert Faulkner (1897–1962)

  • 1930: As I Lay Dying

William Powell

William Horatio Powell (1892–1984)

  • 1971: The Anarchist Cookbook ⭐⭐

20th century

First half

Anne Frank

Annelies Marie Frank (1929–1945)

  • 1947: The Diary of a Young Girl ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Anne Rice

Howard Allen Frances O'Brien (1941–2021)

  • 1976: Interview with the Vampire ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 1985: The Vampire Lestat ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders (1941)

  • 2016: Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Bjarni Benediktsson

Bjarni Benediktsson (1908–1970)

  • 1939: Deildir Alþingis ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Carson McCullers

Carson McCullers (1917–1967)

  • 1940: The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter ⭐⭐⭐

Christopher Hitchens

Christopher Eric Hitchens (1949–2011)

  • 1995: The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 2001: Letters to a Young Contrarian ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 2007: God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything ⭐⭐⭐
  • 2007: The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Non-Believer ⭐⭐⭐
  • 2010: Hitch-22: A Memoir ⭐⭐⭐
  • 2011: Arguably: Essays ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 2012: Morality ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Ann Warren (1949)

  • 2014: A Fighting Chance ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Frank Herbert

Franklin Patrick Herbert Jr. (1920–1986)

  • 1965: Dune ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Frans de Waal

Franciscus Bernardus Maria de Waal (1948)

  • 2005: Our Inner Ape: A Leading Primatologist Explains Why We Are Who We Are ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 2013: The Bonobo and the Atheist: In Search of Humanism Among the Primates ⭐⭐⭐

Gabriel García Márquez

Gabriel García Márquez (1927–2014)

  • 1967: Cien años de soledad
  • 1985: El amor en los tiempos del cólera

George Orwell

Eric Arthur Blair (1903–1950)

  • 1933: Down and Out in Paris and London ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 1934: Burmese Days ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 1935: A Clergyman's Daughter ⭐⭐
  • 1938: Homage to Catalonia ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 1945: Animal Farm ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 1949: Nineteen Eighty-Four ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

George R. R. Martin

George Raymond Martin (1948)

  • 1996: A Game of Thrones ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 1999: A Clash of Kings ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 2000: A Storm of Swords ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 2005: A Feast for Crows ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 2011: A Dance with Dragons ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Halldór Laxness

Halldór Guðjónsson (1902–1998)

  • 1934–5: Sjálfstætt fólk ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 1943–6: Íslandsklukkan ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Harper Lee

Nelle Harper Lee (1926–2016)

  • 1960: To Kill a Mockingbird ⭐⭐⭐
  • 2015: Go Set a Watchman ⭐⭐⭐

Henri Charrière

Henri Charrière (1906–1973)

  • 1969: Papillon ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (1947)

  • 2013: Hard Choices ⭐⭐⭐
  • 2017: What Happened ⭐⭐⭐

Ian Kershaw

Ian Kershaw (1943)

  • 1998: Hitler 1889–1936: Hubris ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 2000: Hitler 1936–1945: Nemesis ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 2015: To Hell and Back: Europe 1914–1949 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

J. D. Salinger

Jerome David Salinger (1919–2010)

  • 1951: The Catcher in the Rye ⭐⭐

John Steinbeck

John Ernst Steinbeck Jr. (1902–1968)

  • 1933: To a God Unknown ⭐⭐
  • 1935: Tortilla Flat ⭐⭐⭐
  • 1936: In Dubious Battle ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 1937: The Red Pony ⭐⭐⭐
  • 1937: Of Mice and Men ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 1939: The Grapes of Wrath ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 1945: Cannery Row ⭐⭐⭐
  • 1947: The Pearl ⭐⭐⭐
  • 1952: East of Eden ⭐⭐⭐
  • 1954: Sweet Thursday ⭐⭐
  • 1961: The Winter of Our Discontent ⭐⭐
  • 1962: Travels with Charley: In Search of America ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Joseph Heller

Joseph Heller (1923–1999)

  • 1961: Catch-22 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Ken Kesey

Ken Elton Kesey (1935–2001)

  • 1962: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (1922–2007)

  • 1969: Slaughterhouse-Five, or, The Children's Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death ⭐⭐⭐

Margaret Atwood

Margaret Eleanor Atwood (1939)

  • 1985: The Handmaid's Tale ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 1996: Alias Grace ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 2019: The Testaments ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Michio Kaku

Michio Kaku (1947)

  • 2004: Parallel Worlds: A Journey Through Creation, Higher Dimensions, and the Future of the Cosmos ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 2008: Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration Into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 2011: Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100 ⭐⭐⭐
  • 2014: The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Noam Chomsky

Avram Noam Chomsky (1928)

  • 1988: Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 1997: Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 1999: Profit Over People: Neoliberalism and Global Order ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 2003: Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 2006: Failed States: The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 2010: Hopes and Prospects ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Patricia Owens

Patricia Molly Owens (1925–2000)

  • 1997: The Globalization of World Politics: An Introduction to International Relations ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Ray Bradbury

Ray Douglas Bradbury (1920–2012)

  • 1953: Fahrenheit 451 ⭐⭐⭐

Richard Dawkins

Richard Dawkins (1941)

  • 1976: The Selfish Gene (2006, 30th anniversary edition) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 1986: The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe Without Design (2006, 30th anniversary edition) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 2004: The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Life ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 2006: The God Delusion ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 2009: The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Stephen Hawking

Stephen William Hawking (1942–2018)

  • 1988: A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Stephen King

Stephen Edwin King (1947)

  • 1977: The Shining ⭐⭐⭐
  • 1986: It ⭐⭐⭐

Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath (1932–1963)

  • 1963: The Bell Jar ⭐⭐⭐⭐

William Golding

William Gerald Golding (1911–1993)

  • 1954: Lord of the Flies ⭐⭐⭐

William Goldman

William Goldman (1931–2018)

  • 1973: The Princess Bride ⭐⭐⭐

Second half

Alan Moore

Alan Moore (1953)

  • 2005: V for Vendetta ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Anand Giridharadas

Anand Giridharadas (1981)

  • 2018: Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Bergsveinn Birgisson

Bergsveinn Birgisson (1971)

  • 2010: Svar við bréfi Helgu ⭐⭐⭐

Bill Maher

William Maher (1956)

  • 2005: New Rules: Polite Musings from A Timid Observer ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Bill Nye

William Sanford Nye (1955)

  • 2014: Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 2015: Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 2017: Everything All at Once: How to Unleash Your Inner Nerd, Tap Into Radical Curiosity, and Solve Any Problem ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Brian Cox

Brian Edward Cox (1968)

  • 2009: Why Does E=mc²? (And Why Should We Care?) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 2014: Human Universe ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 2016: Forces of Nature ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (1977)

  • 2014: We Should All Be Feminists ⭐⭐⭐

Chris Hedges

Christopher Lynn Hedges (1956)

  • 2002: War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 2007: American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 2008: I Don't Believe in Atheists ⭐⭐
  • 2010: Death of the Liberal Class ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 2015: Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 2016: Unspeakable ⭐⭐⭐

David Mitchell

David Stephen Mitchell (1969)

  • 2004: Cloud Atlas ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Douglas Adams

Douglas Noel Adams (1952–2001)

  • 1979: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Einar Már Guðmundsson

Einar Már Guðmundsson (1954)

  • 1993: Englar alheimsins ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Gillian Flynn

Gillian Schieber Flynn (1971)

  • 2012: Gone Girl ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Glenn Greenwald

Glenn Edward Greenwald (1967)

  • 2014: No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Gunnar Helgi Kristinsson

Gunnar Helgi Kristinsson (1958)

  • 1994: Þróun íslensku stjórnarskrárinnar ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 2006: Íslenska stjórnkerfið ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Huldar Breiðfjörð

Huldar Breiðfjörð (1972)

  • 1998: Góðir Íslendingar ⭐⭐⭐

J. K. Rowling

Joanne Rowling (1965)

  • 2012: The Casual Vacancy ⭐⭐⭐
Harry Potter
  • 1997: The Philosopher's Stone ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 1998: The Chamber of Secrets ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 1999: The Prisoner of Azkaban ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 2000: The Goblet of Fire ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 2003: The Order of the Phoenix ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 2005: The Half-Blood Prince ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 2007: The Deathly Hallows ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 2007: The Tales of Beedle the Bard ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Jeremy Scahill

Jeremy Scahill (1974)

  • 2013: Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 2016: The Assassination Complex: Inside the Government's Secret Drone Warfare Program ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Jon Stewart

Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz (1962)

  • 2010: Earth (The Book): A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Khaled Hosseini

Khaled Hosseini (1965)

  • 2003: The Kite Runner ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 2007: A Thousand Splendid Suns ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Lawrence Lessig

Lester Lawrence Lessig III (1961)

  • 2004: Free Culture: How Big Media Uses Technology and the Law to Lock Down Culture and Control Creativity ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 2011: Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress—and a Plan to Stop It ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 2018: America, Compromised ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Lee Hyeon-seo

Lee Hyeon-seo (1980)

  • 2015: The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector's Story ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Mary Lea Trump

Mary Lea Trump (1965)

  • 2020: Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Michael Wolff

Michael Wolff (1953)

  • 2018: Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House ⭐⭐⭐
  • 2019: Siege: Trump Under Fire ⭐⭐⭐

Misha Glenny

Michael Glenny (1958)

  • 2019: Putin: Prisoner of Power ⭐⭐⭐

Naomi Klein

Naomi Klein (1970)

  • 1999: No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies ⭐⭐⭐
  • 2007: The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism ⭐⭐⭐
  • 2014: This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson (1958)

  • 2004: Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 2007: Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries ⭐⭐⭐
  • 2009: The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet ⭐⭐⭐
  • 2012: Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier ⭐⭐⭐
  • 2017: Astrophysics for People in a Hurry ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Piper Kerman

Piper Eressea Kerman (1969)

  • 2010: Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison ⭐⭐⭐

Sam Harris

Samuel Benjamin Harris (1967)

  • 2006: Letter to a Christian Nation ⭐⭐⭐
  • 2011: Lying ⭐⭐⭐
  • 2012: Free Will ⭐⭐⭐

Sara Azari

Sara Azari (1971)

  • 2020: Unprecedented: A Simple Guide to the Crimes of the Trump Campaign and Presidency ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Simon Sebag Montefiore

Simon Jonathan Sebag Montefiore (1965)

  • 2003: Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 2016: The Romanovs 1613–1918 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Stephen Colbert

Stephen Tyrone Colbert (1964)

  • 2012: America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren't ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Steve Kornacki

Stephan Joseph Kornacki (1979)

  • 2018: The Red and the Blue: The 1990s and the Birth of Political Tribalism ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Suzanne Collins

Suzanne Collins (1962)

  • 2008: The Hunger Games ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 2009: Catching Fire ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 2010: Mockingjay ⭐⭐⭐

Tim Marshall

Timothy John Marshall (1959)

  • 2015: Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Global Politics ⭐⭐⭐

Timothy Snyder

Timothy David Snyder (1969)

  • 2017: On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • 2018: The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah (1984)

  • 2016: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Vicky Ward

Victoria Penelope Jane War (1969)

  • 2019: Kushner, Inc.: Greed. Ambition. Corruption. The Extraordinary Story of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Yuval Noah Harari

Yuval Noah Harari (1976)

  • 2014: Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐