List of Books

I have broken the list into themes in order to maintain focus through the year. While I plan to read the books in the order I’ve laid out, the final reviews may not appear in the same order.

The books are as varied as a #1 NY Times Bestseller to Dostoevsky to a diet book to a 1,000 page sci-fi novel. All reviews attempt to comment on the text with respect to its purpose and what it set out to do while acknowledging its effects and consequences.

The books will be crossed out as their reviews are published.

“Two Books Recommended Several Times and Two Books from Aunt Jocelyn

The Shack – Young

Lincoln at Gettysburg – Wills

Boom – Brokaw

Mere Christianity – C.S. Lewis

“Books to Make for a Great Year”

How to Be Your Own Best Friend

The Art of Sexual Magic

The Big AA Book

Cracking the Fat Loss Code

“Books about Horrible Things/People”

The Idiot – Dostoevsky

The Demons – Dostoevsky

The Lost – Mendelsohn

Red Azalea – Min

“Books from the Heaton Family”

The Way to Love – Demillo

The Deptford Trilogy: The Fifth Business, The Manticore, World of Wonders – Davies

Letters on the Aesthetic Education of Man – Schiller

Tesla: A Man Out of Time – Cheney

A Brief Pause for A Book on Socrates

The Art of Living: Socratic Reflections from Plato to Foucault – Nehamas

“Books from Markay and Molly and some Nature Writing

Black France – Thomas

Mountains Beyond Mountains – Kidder

Gender Outlaws – Bornstein

A Sand County Almanac – Aldo Leopold

The Art of the Commonplace – Berry

That Quail Robert – Singer

“Books that Were On My Own List of Things to Read”

Mating – Rush

The Autobiography of Carl Panzram

Another Summer Dies the Swan – Huxley

Welcome to Your Brain

The Comedians – Greene

“Books that Start with the Letter ‘B’”

Boomsday – Buckley

Beautiful Boy – Scheff

Bound for Glory – Guthrie

Book of Laughter and Forgetting – Kundera

Boat, The – Nam Le

“Books from Loren and Two Authors I”ve Always wanted to Read”

The Afghan Campaign – Pressfield

The Boys of Point du Hoc – Brinkley

East of Eden – Steinbeck

Nightfall – Demille

“Fiction of the Female Variety”

The Parable of the Sower & The Parable of the Talents – Butler

Little Women – Alcott

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn – Smith

Gone with the Wind – Mitchell

Two Big Sci-Fi Books with A Travelogue in Between

Eye of the World – Jordan

Long Way Around – McGregor

Game of Thrones – Martin

“Books from Hopps’ Men”

Dracula – Stoker

A Study in Scarlett – Doyle

Below the Salt – Costain

I Am Legend – Matheson

Post Office – Bukowski

“Random Non-Fiction Selections”

Men Speak Out – Tarrant

Havana Nocturne – English

When Markets Collide – El Arian

The Economics of Justice – Pozner

“Books About the Sea”

Endurance – Lansing

The Path Between the Seas – McCullough

“My Picks for Myself ”

The Original of Laura – Vladmir Nabokov

Inherent Vice – Thomas Pynchon


One response to “List of Books

  1. A book I read about your age – which I throughly enjoyed was TRAVELS WITH CHARLIE by Steinbeck. Try it, I think you’ll agree! MO – later – – –

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