I have been thinking of listing a bunch of my favorite 2000s+ Political Science books, and a variety of circumstances has inspired me to finally write the list . These books make my list because they made me see the world differently. Most persuaded me of their core arguments, but all made me think and even ask questions I had never asked before. My reading is fairly random as my interests are fairly wide (I read and research in IR and comparative, in ethnic conflict and civil-military relations–but note I do not read IPE or Environmental stuff, for example). I read some of these books because I was asked to review the book or the person while some were for courses I was teaching. And some I just bumped into and then read.