- I just completed Matt Ruff's Bad Monkeys, a somewhat alternative novel I can highly recommend. A secret organisation tries to improve the world by killing evil people.
- Philip Roth's American Pastoral. A perfect American life turns into a trainwreck. Recommended.
- Filthy Rich Clients, an exotically-named advanced guide to Java Swing programming. Very helpful for really understanding Swing.
- The disappointing Blink, by Malcolm Gladwell. I'm sure there was a point in that book somewhere, but I couldn't find it.
- Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer. An eye-witness account of an Everest expedition gone very wrong. Compelling. I could barely put it down.