We are very excited to present these extensive book lists provided to us by our friend, The Cynical pharmacist.

We will post more recommendations later this year, but we thought this was more than enough for readers to comb through.

We want to THANK the Cynical Pharmacist for the important activism work he has done for over a decade, and for supporting United Pharmacists Association to help create this quality platform where we can come together as pharmacy professionals from all over the nation to be heard, and to support one another, and to support pharmacy causes. LET’S DO THIS.

Please enjoy.

Book List 2020
1.  NOS4A2 – Joe Hill
2.  The Sandman, Volume I: Preludes and Nocturnes – Neil Gaiman
3.  The Last Wish (The Witcher #0.5) – Andrzej Sapkowski
4.  Bad Days in History: A Gleefully Grim Chronicle of Misfortune, Mayhem, and Misery For Every Day of the Year – Michael Farquhar
No matter how lousy your day has been, you can be sure that somewhere in time someone else’s was so much worse.”
5.  The Sandman Overture – Neil Gaiman
6.  Death’s Acre: Inside the Legendary Forensic Lab the Body Farm Where the Dead Do Tell Tales – William M. Bass
7.  Chaos Choreography (InCryptid #5) – Seanan McGuire
8.  Middlegame – Seanan McGuire
“Sometimes the easiest trick is hiding something in plain sight. That which can be found without looking can’t possibly be dangerous, after all.”
“Familiarity with any great thing removes our awe of it.”
9.  Hold Me Closer, Necromancer – Lish McBride
10. The Rook – Daniel O’Malley 
It is a testament to the willingness of humanity to ignore the obvious.”
11.  The Stranger – Harlan Coben
“Oh my soul, be prepared for the coming of the Stranger. Be prepared for him who knows how to ask questions. There is one who remembers the way to your door: Life you may evade, but Death you shall not. —T. S. Eliot”
12. Gideon The Ninth – Tamsyn Muir
13. The Fall of Hyperion – Dan Simmons
14. Magic For Nothing (InCryptid #6) – Seanan McGuire
15. Sword of Destiny – Andrzej Sapkowski
16. Tricks For Free (InCryptid #7) – Seanan McGuire
17. Bottle of Lies – Katherine Eban
“A lie has speed, but truth has endurance.”
“Willful falsification of some data made it impossible to trust any of its data.”
“Roughly 40% of our generic drugs are manufactured in India. A full 80% of the active ingredients in all our drugs, whether brand-name or generic, are made in India and China. As one drug-ingredient importer told me, ‘without products from overseas, not a single drug could be made’.”
18. Golden Son – Pierce Brown 
” He always thinks because I’m reading, I’m not doing anything. There is no greater plague to an introvert than the extroverted.”
“Home isn’t where you’re from, it’s where you find light when all grows dark.”
19. That Ain’t Witchcraft (InCryptid #8) – Seanan McGuire
“We have to become jaded if we’re going to be functional.”
20. Of Plagues and Vampires: Believable Myths and Unbelievable Facts From Medical Practice – Micheal Hefferon
“Fundamentally, the word natural does not mean safe.”
21. Shadow And Bone – Leigh Bardugo
 
Book List 2019
1. Anansi Boys – Neil Gaiman
2. Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit – John E. Douglas
3. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson
He was the usual cut-and-dry apothecary, of no particular age and colour, with a strong Edinburgh accent, and about as emotional as a bagpipe.”
4, 5, 6. Father Of Lies Trilogy (Father of Lies, Tanner’s Dell, Magda) – Sarah E. England
7. Napoleon’s Buttons: How 17 Molecules Changed History – Penny Le Couteur
8. Welcome to Lovecraft (Locke & Key #1) – Joe Hill  
9. Doctor Sleep (The Shining #2)- Stephen King
10. Red Rising – Pierce Brown
11. The Club: How the English Premier League Became the Wildest, Richest, Most Disruptive Force in Sports – Joshua Robinson 
12. Dune Messiah (Dune #2)- Frank Herbert
13. Horns – Joe Hill
14. The Andromeda Strain – Michael Crichton
15. Half-Off Ragnarok (InCryptid #3)- Seanan McGuire
16. Lock Every Door – Riley Sager
17. The Shadow Land – Elizabeth Kostova
18. The Royal Art of Poison Filthy Palaces, Fatal Cosmetics, Deadly Medicine, And Murder Most Foul- Eleanor Herman 
a. “Physicians recommended those suffering from hemorrhoids to stroke them with the amputated hand of a dead man—a strangely unpalatable image to ponder.”
b. “The seventeenth-century English physician Nicholas Culpeper called apothecaries “ignorant and avaricious retailers of medicine.”
19. Fight Club – Chuck Palahniuk
This is your life, and it’s ending one minute at a time.”
20. Salt: A World History – Mark Kurlansky
In every age, people are certain that only the things they have deemed valuable have true value.”
21. Pocket Apocalypse (InCryptid #4)- Seanan McGuire
22. Hyperion – Dan Simmons
23. Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?: Big Questions From Tiny Mortals About Death – Caitlin Doughty
But it’s also reality, and reality doesn’t change just because you don’t like it.”
24. Unmentionable: The Victorian Lady’s Guide to Sex, Marriage, and Manners – Therese Oneill
He wants to put his arm around your waist. You bashfully allow him to. He realizes you’re a dirty slut and wants nothing more to do with you. A + B = C, and C = you dying alone with syphilis.”
25. The Dark Monk (The Hangman’s Daughter #2) – Oliver Potzsch
“You know, dosis sola venenum facit—it’s only the dose that makes the poison.”
26. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz – L. Frank Baum
27. The Vine Witch – Luanne G. Smith
Intuition knows the truth when heard, but the sound can leave a terrible ringing in the ears.”
 
Book List 2018

Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything – Lydia Kang
The Ghost Map: The Story of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic – Steven Johnson
Pox Americana – The Great Smallpox Epidemic of 1775-82 – Elizabeth A. Fenn
Typhoid May: An Urban Historical – Anthony Bourdain
I Heard You Paint Houses – Charles Brandt
A Perfect Union of Contrary Things – Maynard James Keenan
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Cadavers – Mary Roach
Helter Skelter – Vincent Bugliosi
The Sports Tourists’ Guide to the English Premier League – Blair Morse

Bird Box – Josh Malerman
WarCross – Marie Lu
WildCard – Marie Lu
Unexpected Rain – Jason W. LaPier
Mortal Engines – Philip Reeve
Crooked Kingdom – Leigh Bardugo
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe – Douglas Adams
Life, The Universe and Everything – Douglas Adams
Lock In – John Scalzi
Scythe – Neal Shusterman
A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess
The Shining – Stephen King
Discount Armageddon – Seanan McGuire
Midnight Blue-Light Special – Seanan McGuire
The Carrow Haunt – Darcy Coates
The Haunting of Hill House – Shirley Jackson
Foe – Iain Reid
Heart-Shaped Box – Joe Hill

 
Book List 2017

From Here to Eternity – Caitlin Doughty
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes- Caitlin Doughty
The Butchering Art – Lindsey Fitzharris
Auschwitz: A Doctor’s Eyewitness Account – Miklos Nyiszli
Dreamland – Sam Quinones

Devil in the White City – Erik Larson
Charles Darwin – Walter Karp
Think Like a Freak – Levitt and Dubner

The Hangman’s Daughter – Oliver Potzsch
Death In Yellowstone – Lee Whittlesey
Public Enemies – Bryan Burrough

Neverwhere – Neil Gaiman
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep – Philip K. Dick
The Snowman – Jo Nesbo
It- Stephen King
Graveyard Shift (6 books in the Lana Harvey series) Angela Roquet

Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
Final Girls – Riley Sager
Ready Player One – Ernest Cline
Trigger Warning – Neil Gaiman
Weaveworld – Clive Barker
How Chance and Stupidity Have Changed History – Erik Durschmied
Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, Winter – Marissa Meyer

The Man in the High Castle – Philip K. Dick
The Deep – Nick Cutter
First, Kill All The Lawyers – Patricia M. Clark
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Ransom Riggs
Dr. Knox – Peter Spiegelman
Crazy Horse and Custer – Stephen E. Ambrose
The Complete Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Fragile Things – Neil Gaiman
The Games – Ted Kosmatka