How many books can one read on a nine-month deployment? 75 and change, apparently.
Where can one find books? Pre-deployment thrift store runs, bookstore purchases in Hawaii, Singapore, Mumbai, Bahrain, Dubai, and Perth, the USO library at Jebel Ali, UAE, half.com, amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, a gift or two, Baen’s Free Library, and one or two that I picked up around the ship.
1. Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding.
2. Blood and Iron by Elizabeth Bear.
3. Legends II by Robert Silverberg, Ed.
4. Snow White and the Seven Samurai by Tom Holt.
5. Longitude by Dava Sobel.
6. Milk Run by Sarah Mlynowski.
7. Execution by Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan.
8. Throwing Fire: Projectile Technology Through History by Alfred W. Crosby.
9. The Science of Discworld III: Darwin's Watch by Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen.
10. A Voice from the Main Deck by Samuel Leech.
11. all you who sleep tonight by Vikram Seth.
12. Native Tongue by Carl Hiaasen.
13. Striptease by Carl Hiaasen.
14. The Samurai’s Garden by Gail Tsukiyama.
15. I Will Fear No Evil by Robert Heinlein.
16. Divine By Mistake by P.C. Cast.
17. All at Sea by Louis R. Harlan.
18. The Cruel Sea by Nicholas Monsarrat.
19. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield.
20. Child of a Rainless Year by Jane Lindskold.
21. Balance of Trade by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller.
22. Thieves’ World: Enemies of Fortune edited by Lynn Abbey.
23. The Lexus and the Olive Tree by Thomas L Friedman.
24. A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon.
25. Stillwatch by Mary Higgins Clark.
26. Freedom’s Apprentice by Naomi Kritzer.
27. Feeling Sorry for Celia by Jaclyn Moriarty.
28. A Just Determination by John G. Hemry.
29. Tourist Season by Carl Hiaasen.
30. Space Cadet by Robert Heinlein.
31. Consequences by Kristine Kathryn Rusch.
32. Wild Card by Madeline Moore.
33. Fire and Ice by Laura Hamilton.
34. Dangerous Consequences by Pamela Rochford.
35. The Snake Oil Wars by Parke Goodwin.
36. Carnival by Elizabeth Bear.
37. Orsinian Tales by Ursula K. Le Guin.
38. 3 by Julie Hilden.
39. Tallulahland by Lynn Messina.
40. Khai of Khem by Brian Lumley.
41. Red Thunder by John Varley.
42. Very Bad Deaths by Spider Robinson.
43. The Sharp End by David Drake.
44. Disappearing Act by Margaret Ball.
45. Land of Mist and Shadow by Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald.
46. Ill Met by Moonlight by Mercedes Lackey and Roberta Gellis.
47. Nightshade by Nora Roberts.
48. Night Smoke by Nora Roberts.
49. Let it Rain Coffee by Angie Cruz.
50. In Our Strange Gardens by Michel Quint.
51. The Laws of Evening by Mary Yukati Waters.
52. Lt. Leary, Commanding by David Drake.
53. Jefferson’s War: America’s First War on Terror 1801-1805 by Joseph Wheelan.
54. The Disappeared by Kristine Kathryn Rusch.
55. Buried Deep by Kristine Kathryn Rusch.
56. The Tank Lords by David Drake.
57. Paloma by Kristine Kathryn Rusch.
58. With the Lightnings by David Drake.
59. Flags of Our Fathers by James Bradley.
60. Paying the Piper by David Drake.
61. Redliners by David Drake.
62. Here on Earth by Alice Hoffman.
63. The Nameless Day by Sara Douglass.
64. The Art of the Long View by Peter Schwartz.
65. The Maquisarde by Louise Marley.
66. The Witches of Chiswick by Robert Rankin.
67. The Buchanan Campaign by Rick Shelley.
68. Lucky Day by Carl Hiaasen.
69. Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett.
70. Kingdom of the Golden Dragon by Isabelle Allende.
71. Rite of Conquest by Judith Tarr.
72. The Singing Fire by Lilian Nattel.
73. Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner.
74. The Tail of the Arabian Knight by Geoffrey Marsh.
75. The World is Flat by Thomas L Friedman.
76. The Savage Wars of Peace by Max Boot. (in progress)