January 24, 2016

Reading list from 2005-2024

When I first started this blog in 2005 I began a list of all the books I read from start to finish. Now that I am redesigning the blog into a more functional website this list just doesn't fit on the homepage. However, it is a record that I am keeping as post because looking back on these titles, reminds me of periods in my life. They are in reverse chronological order. Some have links to Amazon or other places to purchase the book. Note that the books at the top of the list are the most recent reads.
** I loved the book
* I really liked it

Sovereign by Emma Seppala
**Democracy Awakening by Heather Cox Richardson
**Wild by Cheryl Stayed
All the Beauty in the World: The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Me by Patrick Bringley
**SPARE by Prince Harry
**We Were Dreamers by Simu Liu
Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing: A Memoir by Matthew Perry
Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
*Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner
**The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
A Farwell to Arms by Arms by Ernest Hemingway
A Very Punchable Face: A Memoir by Colin Jost
**Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds by David Goggins
**The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement by Eliyahu M. Goldratt and Jeff Cox
The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson (Read during SIP)
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris
*Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
Victoria and Abdul: The True Story fo the Queen's Closest Confidant by Shrabani Basu
**Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar by Cheryl Strayed
*Wonder by R.J. Palacio
Bossy Pants by Tina Fey
**Loving What Is by Byron Katie
**Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life by Emily Nagoski, Ph.D.
**The Art of Possibility by Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander
The Gratitude Diaries: how a year looking on the bright side can transform your life by Janice Kaplan
**A Million Little Pieces by James Frey
**The Wild Muir: Twenty-one of John Muir's Greatest Adventures
*Gratitude by Oliver Sacks
The Girl with the Pearl Earing by Tracy Chevalier
**Catfish and Mandala A Two-Wheeled Voyage Through the Landscape and Memory of Vietnam by Andrew x. Pham
*A Man Called Ove by Frederick Backman
!Yo! by Julia Alvarez
**Tattoos on the Heart by Father Gregory "G-Dog" Boyle
The Butler A Witness to History by Wil Haygood
**Panther Baby by Jamal Joseph
Medium Raw by Anthony Bourdain
**The Power of Now a Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle
*The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan
The Happiness Track by Emma Seppala
**Waiter Rant by Steve Dublanica
Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto
*Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
*Fear of Flying by Erica Jong
My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok
*My Father the Pornographer by Chris Offutt
*Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina Garcia
Inferno by Dan Brown
The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
*The Pursuit of Happiness by Chris Gardner with Quincy Troupe
**How I Learned to Cook edited by Kimberly Witherspoon and Peter Meehan

*First Intelligence: Using the Science and Spirit of Intuition by Simone Wright

Hell's Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcyle Gangs by Hunter S. Thompson

Winner of the National Book Award A Novel of Fame, Honor, and Really Bad Weather by Jincy Willettby

Creative Visualization by Shakti Gawain

*The Natty Professor by Tim Gunn

*How We Learn: The Surprising Truth About When, Where, and Wy It Happens by Benedict Carey

**Mozart in the Jungle by Blaire Tindall

*Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers by Leonard Koren

The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love by Oscar Hijuelos

The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton

The End of Fashion by Teri Agins

*The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt's Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer by Anne-Marie O'Connor

Siddhartha by Herman Hess

One Amazing thing by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Five Life Stages of Nonprofit Organizations: Where You Are, Where You’re Going, and What to Expect When You Get There by Judith Sharken Simon

*Oh The Glory of it All by Sean Wilsey

*Fingersmith by Sarah Waters

**Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Four to Score by Janet Evanovich

**Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

*Lord of the Flies by William Golding

*The Dance of Anger: A Woman's Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships by Harriet G. Lerner, Ph.D.

*Growing Up by Russell Baker

The Photograph by Penelope Lively

The Witch of Portobello by Paulo Coelho

*The Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy Tan

The Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory

Art & Fear by David Bayles & Ted Orland

*The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory

*The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama

*Curious Incident by Mark Haddon

*A Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon

*Two Caravans by Marina Lewycka

The Autograph Man by Zatie Smith

City of the Beasts by Isabel Allende

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

*Then We Came to The End Joshua Ferris

*The Long Tail by Chris Anderson

Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut

Watching the English: The Hidden Rules of English Behaviour by Kate Fox

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen by Paul Torday

Brick Lane by Monica Ali

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

*Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts

Bambi vs. Godzilla by David Mamet

**Princess by Jean P. Sasson

*The Infinite Plan by Isabel Allende

*The Yiddish Policeman's Union by Michael Chabon

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

Liar by Stephen Fry

*The Hippopotamus by Stephen Fry

44 Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith

The Big Moo by Seth Godin

Michael Tolliver Lives by Armistead Maulpin
**The Freedom Writers Diary with Erin Gruwell

Yiddish with George and Laura by Ellis Weinder and Barbara Davillman

The World According to Bertie by Alexander McCall Smith

The New Leaders by Daniel Goleman

Deep Design by Libby Lumpkin

*Cirque de Soleil the Spar: Igniting th eCreative Fire That Lives Within Us All by John U. Bacon and Lyn Heward

Leading Change by John P. Kotter

*The 360 Degree Leaders by John C. Maxwell

*Introducing NLP by Joseph O'Connor and John Seymour

The Leadership Pipeline: How to build the leadership powered company by Ram Charan, Stephen Drotter and James Noel

A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

*Creating Success: Develop Your NLP Skills by Andrew Bradbury

The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E Gerber

*Equus by Peter Shaffer

Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman

Perfume by Patrick Suskind

**The History of Love by Nicole Krauss

The Hornet's Nest by Jimmy Carter

Notting Hell by Rachel Johnson

A Man Walks into a Room by Nicole Krauss

Of Love and Other Demons by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Toast by Higel Slater

The Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson

**Jazz by Toni Morrison

Neither Here no There by Bill Bryson

The Bedroom Secrets of Master Chefs by Irvine Welsh

A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby

*A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka

Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs

**All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren

Watership Down by Richard Adams

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahira

Elizabeth Costello by J. M. Coetzee

*Interpreter of Malades by Jhumpa Lahiri

**Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

The Log from the Sea of Cortez by John Steinbeck


Searching for Steinbeck's Sea of Cortez by Andromeda Romano-Lax

*Zoro by Isabel Allende

*Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx, Larry McMurty adn Diana Ossana
Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

The Essential Drucker by Peter Drucker

*Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Before and After by Rosellen Brown

*A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson