I am a writer and researcher in the field of Islamic studies. I hope to get a PhD in Islamic studies one day inshaAllah (God willing) and I am actively studying for it. I live with my wife and two daughters in Arizona, the United States.

Email me at: contact@hawramani.com

My Studies

Since I do not (yet) have any formal degrees in Islamic studies, people sometimes ask me what qualifies me to write about religion. Please scroll below for a list of works I have studied. Below is a list of classical works, scholarly books and journal articles that I have studied (meaning I have read them from beginning to end except where noted otherwise). The works are arranged by publication date or the date of the death of the author.


The Quran in Arabic, Farsi, Kurdish and English

Mujāhid bin Jabr, Tafsīr al-Imām Mujāhid (ed. Abū al-Nīl) (d. 721 CE) (1 volume, 790 pages) (in progress)

Ibn al-Jawzī, Ṣayd al-Khāṭir (Quarry of the Mind) (d. 1200)
Ibn al-Jawzī, Ādāb al-Ḥasan al-Baṣrī (The Manners of al-Ḥasan al-Baṣrī) (d. 1200)
Ibn al-Jawzī, Funūn al-Afnān fī ʿUyūn ʿUlūm al-Qurʾān (An Introduction to the Study of the Quran) (d. 1200)

Ibn Rajab al-Ḥanbalī, al-Khushuʿ fī l-Ṣalāt  (~The Proper Etiquette of the Formal Prayer) (d. 1393) (in Farsi translation)

Adam Mez, The Renaissance of Islam (in English, written 1917, translated 1937)

ʿAbd al-Ḥamīd Jawda al-Saḥḥar, Abū Dhar al-Ghaffārī: Al-Ishtirākī al-Zāhid (Abu Dhar: Ascetic Communist) (1943)

ʿAlī al-Wardī, Wuʿʿāẓ al-Salāṭīn (The Spiritual Advice-peddlers of the Rulers)  (1954)
ʿAlī al-Wardī, Mahzala al-ʿAql al-Basharī (The Comedy of the Human Intellect) (1955)
ʿAlī al-Wardī, al-Akhlāq: al-Ẓāʾiʿ min al-Mawārid al-Khalqīya (1958)

Said Nursî, Message to the Ill (d. 1960) (in Kurdish translation)
Said Nursî, Message of “I” (d. 1960) (in Kurdish translation)
Said Nursî, Message to the Elderly (d. 1960) (in Kurdish translation)
Sayyid Qutb, Maʿālim fī al-Ṭarīq (Milestones) (1960)
Yusuf al-Qaradawi, al-ʿIbāda fī l-Islām (Worship in Islam) (1961) (In Farsi translation)
ʿAlī al-Wardī, Manṭiq Ibn Khaldūn (Logic of Ibn Khaldun) (1962)
Muhammad Qutb, al-Insān bayn al-Māddīya w-al-Islām (Man between Materialism and Islam) (1962)
J. J. Saunders (ed.), The Muslim World on the Eve of Europe’s Expansion (1966)
ʿAlī al-Ṭanṭāwi, Taʿrīf ʿām bi-Dīn al-Islām (A General Introduction to the Religion of Islam) (1969)
Saʿīd Hawwā, Allāh Jalla Jalāluh (God, Glory to Him) (1969)

Yusuf al-Qaradawi, Wūjūd Āllah (The Existence of God) (1970)
J. J. Saunders, Muslims & Mongols (d. 1972, published 1977)

Ahmad Muftizadeh, Hokumateh Islami (Islamic Government) (1980)
Ṣalāḥ ʿabd al-Fattāḥ al-Khālidī, Sayyid Quṭb min al-Mīlād ilā al-Istishhād (Sayyid Qutb from Birth to Martyrdom) (1983)
Mohammed al-Ghazali, al-Sunnah al-Nabawīya bayn Ahl al-Fiqh wa Ahl al-Ḥadīth (Prophetic Traditions between the People of Fiqh and the People of Hadith) (1989)
Muhammad Qutb, Qaẓīya Taḥrir al-Marʾa (The Issue of Women’s Liberation) (1989)
Robin Wright, In the Name of God: The Khomeini Decade (1989)
Nāṣer Sobhānī, Velāyat va Emāmat (Custodianship and Leadership) (1989)
Nāṣer Sobhānī, Ethbāteh Vojūdeh Khodā (Proof of God’s Existence) (1989)

George Makdisi, The Rise of Humanism in Classical Islam and the Christian West (1990)
Albert Hourani, A History of the Arab Peoples (1992)
Yusuf al-Qaradawi, Fiqh al-Awlawīyāt (The Fiqh of Priorities) (1995)
Yasin Dutton, The Origins of Islamic Law: The Qur’an, the Muwatta and Madinan Amal (PhD dissertation) (1999)
Murteza Bedir, The Early Development of Hanafi Usul al-Fiqh (PhD dissertation) (1999)

Tariq Ramadan, Western Muslims and the Future of Islam (2003)
Ziauddin Sardar, Desperately Seeking Paradise: Journeys of a Sceptical Muslim (2004)
Barham, Şahîdî Azadî Bîruřa kake Nasirî Subḧanî (Brother Naser Subhani: Martyr of Freedom of Speech) (2006)
Karen Armstrong, Muhammad: A Prophet for Our Time (2006)
Tariq Ramadan, In the Footsteps of the Prophet (2007)
Jonathan A. C. Brown, The Canonization of al-Bukhari and Muslim  (2007)
James Reston Jr., Defenders of the Faith: Christianity and Islam Battle for the Soul of Europe, 1520-1536 (2009)
Henri Lauzière, “The Construction of Salafiyya: Reconsidering Salafism from the Perspective of Conceptual History.” International Journal of Middle East Studies (2010)

Sarwat Abdullah, Mamosta Aḧmedî Muftîzade: Derwazeyek bo Khebatêkî Nenasraw (Ahmad Moftizadeh: A Gateway to an Unknown Struggle) (2010)
Umar F. Abd-Allah Wymann-Landgraf, Mālik and Medina: Islamic Legal Reasoning in the Formative Period (2013)
Jonathan A. C. Brown, Misquoting Muhammad (2014)
Sarwat Abdullah, Khermanêk le wta Zêřînekanî kak Aḧmedî Muftîzade (A Collection of Ahmad Moftizadeh Quotes) (2014)
Karen Bauer, Gender Hierarchy in the Qurʾān (2015)
S. Frederick Starr , Lost Enlightenment: Central Asia’s Golden Age from the Arab Conquest to Tamerlane (2015)
A.S. Amin, Conflicts of Fitness: Islam, America, and Evolutionary Psychology (2015)
Shahab Ahmed, What is Islam: The Importance of Being Islamic (2016)
Ali Ezzatyar, The Last Mufti of Iranian Kurdistan (2016)
Shahab Ahmed, Before Orthodoxy: The Satanic Verses in Early Islam (2017)
Christopher de Bellaigue, The Islamic Enlightenment The Struggle Between Faith and Reason (2017)

Scholarly Papers on Islam

George Augustus Wallin, “Narrative of a Journey from Cairo to Medina and Mecca, by Suez, Arabá, Tawilá, Al-Jauf, Jubbé, Háil, and Nejd, in 1845.” The Journal of the Royal Geographical Society of London (1854)

Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, “A Visit to Jebel Shammar (Nejd). New Routes Through Northern and Central Arabia.” Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society and Monthly Record of Geography (1880)
Guy Le Strange, “Description of the Noble Sanctuary at Jerusalem in 1470 A.D., by Kamâl (or Shams) Ad Dîn as Suyûtî.” Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1887)
“Ibn Abbas” (pseudonym of author), “Why Am I a Moslem?” The North American Review (1888)

Harold Bowen, “The Last Buwayhids.” Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1929)

Minorsky, V., and Shāh Ismā’īl I. “The Poetry of Shāh Ismā’īl I.” Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies (1942) [only the poetry]

George Makdisi, “Notes on Ḥilla and the Mazyadids in Medieval Islam” Journal of the American Oriental Society (1954)
George Makdisi, “Autograph Diary of an Eleventh-Century Historian of Baghdād (Part I)” Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies (1956)
George Makdisi, “Autograph Diary of an Eleventh-Century Historian of Baghdād (Part II)” Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies (1956)
George Makdisi, “Autograph Diary of an Eleventh-Century Historian of Baghdād (Part III)” Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies (1957)
George Makdisi, “Autograph Diary of an Eleventh-Century Historian of Baghdād (Part IV)” Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies (1957)
George Makdisi, “Autograph Diary of an Eleventh-Century Historian of Baghdād V (Concluded).” Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies (1957)
George Makdisi, “The Topography of Eleventh Century Baġdād: Materials and Notes (I).” Arabica (1959)
George Makdisi, “The Topography of Eleventh Century Bagdād: Materials and Notes (II).” Arabica (1959)

R. M. Savory, “The Principal Offices of the Ṣafawid State during the Reign of Ismā’īl I (907-30/1501-24).” (1960)
George Makdisi, “Muslim Institutions of Learning in Eleventh-Century Baghdad.” Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies (1961)
George Makdisi, “Ashʿarī and the Ash’arites in Islamic Religious History I.” Studia Islamica (1962)
A. L. Tibawi, ‘Origin and Character of “al-madrasah”.’ Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies (1962)
George Makdisi, “Ash’arī and the Ash’arites in Islamic Religious History II.” Studia Islamica (1963)
G. W. J. Drewes, “The Struggle Between Javanism and Islam as Illustrated by the Sĕrat Dĕrmagandul.” Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences of Southeast Asia  (1966)
Ann K. S. Lambton. “The Evolution of the Iqṭā’ in Medieval Iran.” Iran (1967)
Richard M. Frank, “Al-ma’nà: Some Reflections on the Technical Meanings of the Term in the Kalâm and Its Use in the Physics of Mu’ammar.” Journal of the American Oriental Society (1967)
Andrew C. Hess. “The Moriscos: An Ottoman Fifth Column in Sixteenth-Century Spain.” The American Historical Review (1968)
Nikki R. Keddie, “The Roots of the Ulama’s Power in Modern Iran.” Studia Islamica (1969)
Joseph Eliash, “The Ithnā’asharī-Shī’ī Juristic Theory of Political and Legal Authority.” Studia Islamica (1969)
Wilferd Madelung, ‘The Assumption of the Title Shāhānshāh by the Būyids and “The Reign of the Daylam (Dawlat Al-Daylam) I”.’ Journal of Near Eastern Studies (1969)
Wilferd Madelung, ‘The Assumption of the Title Shāhānshāh by the Būyids and “The Reign of the Daylam (Dawlat Al-Daylam) II”.’ Journal of Near Eastern Studies (1969)

George Makdisi, “The Marriage of Tughril Beg.” International Journal of Middle East Studies (1970)
George Makdisi, “Madrasa and University in the Middle Ages.” Studia Islamica (1970)
George Makdisi, “The Significance of the Sunni Schools of Law in Islamic Religious History.” International Journal of Middle East Studies (1979)
Joseph Eliash, “Misconceptions regarding the Juridical Status of the Iranian ‘Ulama’.” International Journal of Middle East Studies (1979)

Andrew Rippin, ‘Al-Zuhrī, “Naskh al-Qur’ān” and the Problem of Early “Tafsīr” Texts.’ Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies (1984)
William A. Graham, “The Earliest Meaning of Qur’an.” Die Welt des Islams (1984)
George Makdisi, “The Juridical Theology of Shâfi’î: Origins and Significance of Uṣûl Al-Fiqh.” Studia Islamica (1984)
John Makdisi, “Legal logic and equity in Islamic law.” The American Journal of Comparative Law (1985)
Pierre-Yves Manguin and Robert Nicholl, “The Introduction of Islam Into Campa.” Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society (1985)
George Makdisi, “The Diary in Islamic Historiography: Some Notes.” History and Theory (1986)
Peter Heath, “Creative Hermeneutics: A Comparative Analysis of Three Islamic Approaches.” Arabica (1989)
Talal Asad, “The Idea of an Anthropology of Islam.” Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (1989)

Aref Ali Nayed, “The Radical Qur’ānic Hermeneutics of Sayyid Qutb.” Islamic Studies (1992)
George Makdisi, “Ṭabaqāt-Biography: Law and Orthodoxy in Classical Islam.” Islamic Studies (1993)
Wael B. Hallaq, “Was Al-Shafii the Master Architect of Islamic Jurisprudence?” International Journal of Middle East Studies (1993)
Christopher Melchert, “George Makdisi and Wael B. Hallaq.” Arabica (1997)
John A. Makdisi, “The Islamic Origins of the Common Law.” North Carolina Law Review (1999)

Samer Traboulsi, “An Early Refutation of Muḥammad ibn ʿAbd al-Wahhāb’s Reformist Views.” Die Welt Des Islams (2002)
Yossef Rapoport, “Legal Diversity in the Age of Taqlīd: The Four Chief Qāḍīs under the Mamluks.” Islamic Law and Society (2003)
Manuela Marín, “Disciplining Wives: A Historical Reading of Qur’ân 4:34.” Studia Islamica (2003)
Jonathan A. C. Brown, “The Last Days of al-Ghazzali and the Tripartite Division of Sufi World.” The Muslim World (2009)
Garnik Asatrian, “Prolegomena to the Study of the Kurds.” Iran & the Caucasus (2009)

Munim Sirry, “Muqātil b. Sulaymān and Anthropomorphism.” Studia Islamica (2012)
Jonathan A.C. Brown, “The Rules of Matn Criticism: There Are No Rules.” Islamic Law and Society (2012)
Howard Tzvi Adelman, “A Rabbi Reads the Qur’an in the Venetian Ghetto.” Jewish History (2012)
Jibreel Delgado, “Religions, Lifeways, Same Difference: Defining Dīn in the US.” American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences (2016)
Ali Paya, “The Faqīh as Engineer: A Critical Assessment of Fiqh’s Epistemological Status.” American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences (2016)
Eltigani Abdelgadir Hamid, “The Politics of the Two Qiblahs and the Emergence of an Alternative Islamic Monotheism.” American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences (2016)
Ahmed Fekry Ibrahim, “Rethinking the Taqlīd Hegemony: An Institutional, Longue-Durée Approach.” Journal of the American Oriental Society (2016)
Giedre Sabaseviciute, “Sayyid Qutb and the Crisis of Culture in Late 1940s Egypt.” International Journal of Middle East Studies (2018)
Fred M. Donner, “Talking about Islam’s Origins.” International Journal of Middle East Studies (2018)

Serious Non-fiction (Philosophy, Ideas, Sociology, etc.)

340’s BC
Plato, Euthyphro (d. 347 BC)
Plato, The Apology (d. 347 BC)
Plato, Crito (d. 347 BC)
Plato, Phaedo (d. 347 BC)
Plato, Symposium (d. 347 BC)
Plato, Republic (d. 347 BC)

Procopius, Anekdota: The Secret History of the Court of Justinian (d. c. 554)

Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince (1532)

The King James Version of the Bible (1611) (Old Testament and Gospels only)

Charles Darwin, On the Origin of Species (1859)

John Ruskin, Unto This Last and Other Essays on Political Economy (1861)

Friedrich Nietzsche, Preface to The Greek State (1871)
Friedrich Nietzsche, On Truth and Lies in a Nonmoral Sense (1873)
Friedrich Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human (1878)

Friedrich Nietzsche, On the Genealogy of Morality (1887)

Otto Weininger, Sex and Character (1903)

Eric Gill, An Essay on Typography (1931)
Albert Jay Nock, The Theory of Education in the United States (1932)
Albert Jay Nock, Isaiah’s Job (1936)
George Orwell, The Road to Wigan Pier (1937)

T. S. Eliot, Notes toward the Definition of Culture (1948)

Karen Horney, Neurosis and Human Growth (1950)

Thomas Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (1962)

Roger Scruton, The Meaning of Conservatism (1980)
Jonathan Barnes, Aristotle (1982)
Roger Scruton, Sexual Desire: A Philosophical Investigation (1986)

Daniel Amneus, The Garbage Generation (1990)
Paul Woodruff, On Justice, Power, and Human Nature: Selections from The History of the Peloponnesian War (1993)
David Stove, Darwinian Fairytales: Selfish Genes, Errors of Heredity, and Other Fables of Evolution (d. 1994)
David Stove, What’s Wrong with Benevolence: Happiness, Private Property, and the Limits of Enlightenment (d. 1994)
Roger Scruton, A Short History of Modern Philosophy (1995)
Roger Scruton, An Intelligent Person’s Guide to Philosophy (1996)
J. J. Clarke, Oriental Enlightenment (1997)
Neil Howe and William Strauss, The Fourth Turning: An American Prophecy (1997)
Tzvetan Todorov, Imperfect Garden: The Legacy of Humanism (1998)

Christopher Butler, Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction (2002)
Anne Applebaum, Gulag: A History (2003)
Edward Craig, Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction (2005)
Christopher Shields, The Blackwell Guide to Ancient Philosophy (2003)
Roger Scruton, Beauty (2008)
Nicholas Wade, The Faith Instinct (2009)

Fritz Allhoff (ed.), Philosophies of the Sciences: A Guide (2010)
David Wengrow, What Makes Civilization? The Ancient Near East and the Future of the West (2010)
Christopher Butler, Modernism: A Very Short Introduction (2010)
Judith Brown and Anthony Parel (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Gandhi (2011)
Roger Scruton, The Face of God: The Gifford Lectures (2012)
Roger Scruton, Fools, Frauds and Firebrands: Thinkers of the New Left (2015)

Scholarly Papers on Philosophy, Ideas, Sociology of Religion, etc.

William Preston, “On the Choice of Subjects for Tragedy.” The Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy (1802)

Georg Simmel, “A Contribution to the Sociology of Religion.” American Journal of Sociology (1905)
A. T. Sinclair, “Tattooing – Oriental and Gypsy.” American Anthropologist (1908)

Shailer Mathews, “The Evolution of Religion.” The American Journal of Theology (1911)
Francis G. Peabody, “The Socialization of Religion.” American Journal of Sociology (1913)
W. Tudor Jones, “The Philosophy of Values.” Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society (1914)
Morris R. Cohen, “History Versus Value.” The Journal of Philosophy, Psychology and Scientific Methods (1914)
W. L. Westermann, “The Economic Basis of the Decline of Ancient Culture.” The American Historical Review (1915)
W. F. Albright, “Historical and Mythical Elements in the Story of Joseph.” Journal of Biblical Literature (1918)

Fiction and Literature

Below is an incomplete listing of fiction I have read, for those interested to know about my non-scholarly reading habits. I read many best-selling contemporary novels when I was a teenager since I did not know better, those books are not listed. The list only contains the books that I think were worth the effort, books I am not ashamed to admit to having read or that I am still fond of.

2100 BC
Epic of Gilgamesh (c. 2100 BC)

750 BC
Homer, The Iliad (c. 750 BC)

Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales (c. 1400)

Voltaire, Candide (1759)

Frances Burney, Evelina, Or, The History of a Young Lady’s Entrance Into the World (1778)

Jane Austen, Lady Susan (1794)
Giacomo Casanova, Memoirs of Casanova (d. 1798)

François-René de Chateaubriand, Atala (1801)

Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice (1813)
Jane Austen, Emma (1815)
Jane Austen, Persuasion (1817)

Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol (1843)
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre (1847)
Anne Brontë, Agnes Grey (1847)
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights (1847)

Charles Dickens, David Copperfield (1850)
Charles Dickens, Hard Times (1854) (In Arabic and English, abridged)
Nalî, The Collected Poems of Nalî (d. 1856) (Kurdish)
Thomas Hughes, Tom Brown’s School Days (1857) (abridged)
George Eliot, Adam Bede (1859)

George Eliot, The Mill On The Floss (1860)
Charles Dickens, Great Expectations (1861) (In Farsi, Arabic and English, abridged)
Louisa May Alcott, Little Women (1869) (abridged)

George Eliot, Middlemarch (1871)
Mark Twain, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) (abridged)

Lewis Wallace, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1880)
Mark Twain, The Prince and the Pauper (1881) (In Farsi and English, abridged)
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, A Study In Scarlet (1887)

Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890) (abridged)
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1893)

Edith Wharton, The House of Mirth (1905)

Maxim Gorky, My Childhood (1913)
Edith Wharton, The Custom of the Country (1913)
James Joyce, Dubliners (1914)
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Valley of Fear (1915)
W. Somerset Maugham, Of Human Bondage (1919)
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, His Last Bow (1917)
W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence (1919)

Edith Wharton, The Age of Innocence (1920)
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby (1925)
Evelyn Waugh, Decline and Fall (1928)
Erich Maria Remarque, All Quiet on the Western Front (1929)

Evelyn Waugh, Vile Bodies (1930)
Aldous Huxley, Brave New World (1932)
J. R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbit (1937)

George Orwell, Animal Farm (1945)
Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited (1945)
George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949)

J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring (1954)
J. R. R. Tolkien, The Two Towers (1954)
William Golding, Lord of the Flies (1954)
J. R. R. Tolkien, The Return of the King (1955)
Evelyn Waugh, The Complete Stories of Evelyn Waugh (covers stories from 1925-1962)

Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird (1960)
Arthur Crew Inman, The Inman Diary (2 vols, ed. Daniel Aaron) (d. 1963)
Frank Herbert, Dune (1965)
Gabriel García Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967)
Frank Herbert, Dune Messiah (1969)
Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse Five (1969)

J. R. R. Tolkien, The Silmarillion  (d. 1973, published 1977)
Benedicta Ward, The Sayings of the Desert Fathers (1975)
Terry Pratchett, The Dark Side of the Sun (1976)
Frank Herbert, Children of Dune (1976)
Stephen King, The Stand (1978)
Aziz Nesin, The Idiot (1970’s?) (in Kurdish translation)

Frank Herbert, God-Emperor of Dune (1981)
Stephen King, Different Seasons (1982)
Terry Pratchett, The Colour of Magic (1983)
Frank Herbert, Heretics of Dune (1984)
Frank Herbert, Chapterhouse: Dune (1985)
Paul Amir, The Lord of Alamut (1985) (in Farsi translation)
Terry Pratchett, The Light Fantastic (1986)
Terry Pratchett, Equal Rites (1987)
Terry Pratchett, Mort (1987)
Terry Pratchett, Sourcery (1988)
Terry Pratchett, Wyrd Sisters (1988)
Terry Pratchett, Pyramids (1989)
Terry Pratchett, Guards! Guards! (1989)

Terry Pratchett, Eric (1990)
Terry Pratchett, Moving Pictures (1990)
Terry Pratchett, Witches Abroad (1991)
Terry Pratchett, Reaper Man (1991)
Terry Pratchett, Small Gods (1992)
Terry Pratchett, Lords and Ladies (1992)
Terry Pratchett, Men at Arms (1993)
Terry Pratchett, Soul Music (1994)
Terry Pratchett, Interesting Times (1994)
David Gutterson, Snow Falling on Cedars (1994)
Terry Pratchett, Maskerade (1995)
Terry Pratchett, Feet of Clay (1996)
Terry Pratchett, Hogfather (1996)
Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club (1996)
Terry Pratchett, Jingo (1997)
J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (1997)
Terry Pratchett, The Last Continent (1998)
Terry Pratchett, Carpe Jugulum (1998)
J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (1998)
Roberto Bolaño, The Savage Detectives (1998)
Terry Pratchett, The Fifth Elephant (1999)
Chuck Palahniuk, Survivor (1999)
J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (1999)

Terry Pratchett, The Truth (2000)
J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the the Goblet of Fire (2000)
Terry Pratchett, The Last Hero (2001)
Terry Pratchett, Thief of Time (2001)
Terry Pratchett, The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents (2001)
Terry Pratchett, Night Watch (2002)
Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven (2003)
Terry Pratchett, Monstrous Regiment (2003)
Terry Pratchett, The Wee Free Men (2003)
Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (2003)
J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2003)
Terry Pratchett, Going Postal (2004)
Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky (2004)
Roberto Bolaño, 2666 (2004)
Terry Pratchett, Thud! (2005)
J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2005)
Terry Pratchett, Wintersmith (2006)
Terry Pratchett, Making Money (2007)
J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (2007)
Terry Pratchett, Unseen Academicals (2009)

Terry Pratchett, I Shall Wear Midnight (2010)
Terry Pratchett, Snuff (2011)

Popular Science Books and Other Non-Fiction

James Watson, The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA (1968)

Christina Hoff Sommers, Who Stole Feminism? (1994)
Simon Singh, The Code Book (1999)
Matt Ridley, Genome: The Autobiography of a Species In 23 Chapters (1999)

Roy Fielding, Architectural Styles and the Design of Network-based Software Architectures (PhD dissertation) (2000)
Tom Sorell, Descartes: A Very Short Introduction (2000)
Samir Okasha, Philosophy of Science: A Very Short Introduction (2002)
Timothy Gowers, Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction (2002)
John Polkinghorne, Quantum Theory: A Very Short Introduction (2002)
Stephen Hawking, The Theory of Everything (2002)
Charles Wheelan, Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science (2002)
Anil Ananthaswamy, The Edge of Physics: A Journey to Earth’s Extremes to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe (2003)
James Gleick, Isaac Newton (2003)
Amy Stewart, The Earth Moved (2004)
Steve McConnell, Code Complete 2nd edition (2004)
Stephen Hawking, A Briefer History of Time (2005)
Catherine Johnson and Temple Grandin, Animals in Translation (2005)
James Watson, Avoid Boring People: Lessons from a Life in Science (2007)
George Musser, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to String Theory (2008)

Clifford Nass and Corina Yen, The Man who Lied to His Laptop: What Machines Teach Us about Human Relationships (2010)
Oliver Sacks, The Mind’s Eye (2010)
Kelly McGonigal, The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It (2011)
David W. Deamer, First Life: Discovering the Connections Between Stars, Cells, and How Life Began (2011)
Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind (2011)
Brian Alexander and Larry Young, The Chemistry Between Us: Love, Sex, and the Science of Attraction (2012)
Rebecca Stott, Darwin’s Ghosts: The Secret History of Evolution (2012)
Addy Pross, What is Life? How Chemistry Becomes Biology (2012)
Caleb Scharf, Gravity’s Engines: How Bubble-Blowing Black Holes Rule Galaxies, Stars, and Life in the Cosmos (2012)
Virginia Morell, Animal Wise: The Thoughts and Emotions of Our Fellow Creatures (2013)
Amy Stewart, The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World’s Great Drinks (2013)
Eric H. Cline, 1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed (2014)
Sandeep Jauhar, Doctored: The Disillusionment of an American Physician (2014)
Andreas Wagner, Arrival of the Fittest: Solving Evolution’s Greatest Puzzle (2014)
Elizabeth Kolbert, The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History (2014)
Ha-Joon Chang, Economics: The User’s Guide (2014)
Michael Brooks, At the Edge of Uncertainty: 11 Discoveries Taking Science by Surprise (2014)
Rebecca Mead, My Life in Middlemarch (2014)
Atul Gawande, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End (2014)
Mark Schatzker, The Dorito Effect (2015)
Michael Tennesen, The Next Species: The Future of Evolution in the Aftermath of Man (2015)
Richard C. Francis, Domesticated: Evolution in a Man-Made World (2015)