I confess to a love of reading. I don’t understand the concept of “bored.” How can you be bored with so many options at the library, the bookstore or your Kindle? I love good storytelling but most of all good stories, real or imagined. Maybe you would like to share a comment and suggest additional titles or comment on any that I have read.

Books read that I can remember, by author, followed by the approximate year read in parentheses (09), and fiction “F” or non-fiction”NF”

    1. Abbey, Edward / Monkey Wrench Gang (97) F
    2. Abbey, Edward / Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness (89) NF
    3. Abbey, Edward / One Life at a Time, Please (99) NF
    4. Abbey, Edward / Fire on the Mountain (99) F
    5. Abbey, Edward / Good News (98) F
    6. Abbey, Edward / Black Sun (98) F
    7. Abbey, Edward / The Journey Home (99) NF
    8. Abbey, Edward / Hayduke Lives (99) F
    9. Austen, Jane / Pride and Prejudice (88) F
    10. Auster, Paul / The Book of Illusions (13) F Wikipedia
    11. Barcott, Bruce / The Measure of a Mountain: Beauty and Terror on Mount Rainier (10) NF
    12. Bhargava, Rohit and Kawasaki, Guy / Personality Not Included: Why Companies Lose Their Authenticity And How Great Brands Get it Back (10) NF
    13. Berns, Gregory / Iconoclast: A Neuroscientist Reveals How to Think Differently (11) NF
    14. Brogan, Chris & Smith, Julien / Trust Agents: Using the Web to Build Influence, Improve Reputation and Earn Trust (11)
    15. Brower, David / The Life and Times of David Brower (96) NF
    16. Brown, Bruce: Mountain in the Clouds: A Search for the Wild Salmon NF
    17. Bryant, Dorothy / The Kin of Ata Are Waiting for You (03) F
    18. Buck, Pearl / The Good Earth (04) F
    19. Butterfly Hill, Julia / The Legacy of Luna NF
    20. Cain, James Mallahan / The Postman Always Rings Twice (99) F
    21. Cain, James Mallahan / Double Indemnity (99) F
    22. Cain, James Mallahan / Mildred Pierce (99) F
    23. Carson, Rachel / Silent Spring (92) NF
    24. Chandler, Raymond / The Big Sleep (98) F
    25. Chandler, Raymond / The Long Goodbye (98) F
    26. Chandler, Raymond / Farewell, My Lovely (98) F
    27. Chandler, Raymond / The High Window (98) F
    28. Chandler, Raymond / The Lady in the Lake (98) F
    29. Chasteen, John Charles / Born in Blood And Fire: A Concise History of Latin America (00) NF
    30. Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly / Flow (11) NF Wikipedia
    31. Coelho, Paulo / The Alchemist (12) F
    32. Cheney, Margaret / Tesla: Man Out of Time (07) NF
    33. Chernow, Ron / Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. (00) NF
    34. Chounard, Yvone / Let My People Go Surfing (08) NF
    35. Collins, Jim / Good to Great: why some companies make the leap and others don’t (09) NF
    36. Conover, Ted / Coyotes: A Journey Across Borders With America’s Illegal Migrants (02) NF
    37. Conover, Ted / Rolling Nowhere: Riding the Rails with America’s Hoboes (02) NF
    38. Conrad, Joseph / Heart of Darkness (88) F
    39. Covey, Stephen / Seven Habits of Highly Effective People (95) NF
    40. Dawkins, Richard / The God Delusion (10) NF
    41. DeBuys, William and Myers, Joan / Salt Dreams: Land and Water in Low-Down California (06) NF
    42. Defoe, Daniel / Robinson Crusoe (84) F
    43. de Saint-Exupery, Antoine / Wind, Sand and Stars (98) NF
    44. Diamond, Jared / Collapse
    45. Diamond, Jared / Guns, Germs and Steel (04) NF
    46. Dominguez, Joe and Robin, Vicki / Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence (99) NF
    47. Duhigg, Charles / The Power of Habit – Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business (12) NF
    48. Eagan, Timothy / The Good Rain (02) NF
    49. Elgin, Duane / Voluntary Simplicity (99) NF
    50. Ellison, Ralph / Invisible Man (99) F
    51. Espen, Hall (ed) / Outside 25 (13) NF
    52. Fitzgerald, F. Scott / The Great Gatsby (87) F
    53. Fitzgerald, F. Scott / Tender is the Night (99) F
    54. Fitzgerald, F. Scott / The Beautiful and Damned (99) F
    55. Foreman, Dave / Confessions of an Eco-Warrior (00) NF
    56. Forster, E.M. / A Passage to India (86) F
    57. Frankl, Viktor E. / Man’s Search for Meaning (11) NF
    58. Frazier, Charles / Cold Mountain (08) F
    59. Fried, Jason & Hansson, David Heinenmeier / Rework (10) NF
    60. Friedman, Thomas / Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution–and How It Can Renew America (10) NF
    61. Friedman, Thomas / The World Is Flat 3.0: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century (08) NF
    62. Gibran, Kahlil / The Prophet (97) F
    63. Gilbert, Elizabeth / The Last American Man (05) NF
    64. Grant, Richard / American Nomads (09) NF
    65. Gray, John / Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus (05) NF
    66. Godin, Seth / Linchpin (08) NF
    67. Godin, Seth / Purple Cow (10) NF
    68. Gore, Al / Earth in the Balance (94) NF
    69. Guterson, David / Snow Falling on Cedars (02) F
    70. Hahn, Thich Nhat / Peace is Every Step (95) NF
    71. Haley, Alex / Roots: The Saga of an American Family (98) F
    72. Harris, Sam / Letter to a Christian Nation (NF) (13)
    73. Harris, Sam / Lying (NF) (13)
    74. Heinrich, Bernd / In the Mind of a Raven (04) NF
    75. Heinrich, Bernd / Ravens in Winter (04) NF
    76. Hemingway, Ernest / The Old Man and the Sea (87) F
    77. Hoff, Benjamin / The Tao of Pooh (99) NF
    78. Isaacson, Walter / Steve Jobs (12) NF
    79. Jarvis, Jeff / What Would Google Do? (10) NF
    80. Jung, Carl / Man and His Symbols (07) NF
    81. Juniper, Andrew / Wabi Sabi (07) NF
    82. Karnazes, Dean / Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an all-night runner (09) NF
    83. Kay, John / Culture and Prosperity: The Truth About Markets- why some nations are rich but most remain poor (10)
    84. Kelly / Out of Control: the new sociology of machines, social systems and the economic world (09) NF
    85. Kennedy, Pagan: Zine: How I Spent Six Years of My Life in the Underground and Finally…Found Myself…I Think (99) NF
    86. Keys, David / Catastrophe: An Investigation into the Origins of the Modern World (00) NF
    87. Kim, W. Chan & Mauborgne, Renee / Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant (09) NF
    88. Kinkead, Gwen / Chinatown: A Portrait of a Closed Society (10) NF
    89. Kingsolver, Barbara / The Bean Trees (98) F
    90. Klein, Naomi / No Logo (00) NF
    91. Koller, John M. / Asian Philosophies (09) NF
    92. Korten, David / When Corporations Rule the World NF
    93. Kerouac, Jack / The Dharma Bums (94) F
    94. Kerouac, Jack / On the Road (92) F
    95. Koren, Leonard / Wabi Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers NF
    96. Krakauer, Jon / Under the Banner of Heaven (08) NF
    97. Krakauer, Jon / Into the Wild (98) NF
    98. Krakauer, Jon/ Into Thin Air (98) NF
    99. Krakauer, Jon / Eiger Dreams (98) NF
    100. Lansing, Alfred / Endurance (09) NF
    101. Larson, Erik / The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America (04) NF
    102. Levinson, Jay Conrad / Guerilla Marketing (99) NF
    103. Lindstrom, Martin / Buyology: Truth and Lies About Why We Buy (10) NF
    104. London, Jack / The Sea Wolf (86) F
    105. London, Jack / Tales of the Pacific (12) F
    106. Luntz, Frank / Words that Work (09) F
    107. Markandaya, Kamala / Nectar in a Sieve (88) F
    108. Marquez, Gabriel Garcia / One Hundred Years of Solitude (97) F
    109. Marx, Karl & Engels / The Communist Manifesto (00) NF
    110. McCarthy, Cormac / The Road (10) F
    111. McCort, Frank / Angela’s Ashes (11) NF
    112. McCort, Frank / ‘Tis: A Memoir (11) NF
    113. McDonough, William and Braungart, Michael / Cradle to Cradle (06) NF
    114. McKibben, Bill / Long Distance: A Year of Living Strenuously (02) NF
    115. McPhee, John / Encounters with the Archdruid (98) NF
    116. McPhee, John / Coming into the Country (98) NF
    117. Michener, James / Chesapeake: A Novel (95) F
    118. Millman, Dan / Way of the Peaceful Warrior (08) NF
    119. Millman, Dan / The Journeys of Socrates (08) NF
    120. Mitchell, David / Cloud Atlas (13) F
    121. Morgan, Bill / I Celebrate Myself: The Somewhat Private Life of Allen Ginsberg (07) NF
    122. Moore, Michael / Medicinal Plants of the Mountain West (99) NF
    123. Muir, John / The Mountains of California (11) NF
    124. Muir, John / The Wild Muir (03) NF
    125. Murakami, Haruki / The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (05) F
    126. Murakami, Haruki / Norwegian Wood (05) F
    127. Murakami, Haruki / Kafka on the Shore (05) F
    128. Murakami, Haruki / Dance Dance Dance (05) F
    129. Murakami, Haruki / After Dark (10) F
    130. Murakami, Haruki / Sputnik Sweetheart (06) F
    131. Murchie, Guy / Song of the Sky (06) NF
    132. Murphy, Dallas / Rounding the Horn: Being the Story of Williwaws and Windjammers, Drake, Darwin, Murdered Missionaries and Naked Natives–a Deck’s-eye View of Cape Horn NF
    133. Murray, Charles / Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010 NF
    134. Nearing, Helen and Scott / Living the Good Life (99) NF
    135. Nichols, John / The Milagro Beanfield War: A Novel (98) F
    136. Oats, Joyce Carol (Ed) / American Gothic Tales (00) F
    137. Oats, Joyce Carol / Haunted: Tales of the Grotesque (00) F
    138. O’Connor, Flannery / Collected Works (09) F
    139. Papanek, Victor / The Green Imperative (08) NF
    140. Peacock, Doug / Grizzly Years: In Search of the American Wilderness (02) NF
    141. Perkins, John / Confessions of an Economic Hit Man (10) NF
    142. Pernick & Wilder / The Clean Tech Revolution NF
    143. Perry, Phyllis / It Happened in Rocky Mountain National Park
    144. Petrowski, Henry / Pushing the Limits NF
    145. Petrowski, Henry / The Evolution of Useful Things NF
    146. Poe, Edgar Allen / The Works of Edgar Allen Poe (94) F
    147. Pollan, Michael / The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s-Eye View of the World NF
    148. Poundstone, William / Priceless: The Myth of Fair Value (and how to take advantage of it) NF
    149. Price, Jonathan & Lisa / Hot Text: Web Writing That Works (08) NF
    150. Quinn, Daniel / Ishmael (99) F
    151. Reid, TR / Confucius Lives Next Door: What Living in the East Teaches Us About Living in the West (10)
    152. Reinsborough, Patrick & Canning, Doyle: Re:Imagining Chage: How to use story-based strategy to win campaigns, build movements and change the world (11) NF
    153. Rice, Anne / The Witching Hour (94) F
    154. Robbins, John / May All Be Fed NF
    155. Robbins, John / Diet for a New America (93) NF
    156. Ross, John / El Monstruo: Dread and Redemption in Mexico City (13) NF
    157. Rusho, W.L, Burgess, Vicky, and Nichols, John / Everett Ruess: A Vagabond for Beauty (01) NF
    158. Sanborn, Margaret / Yosemite: Its Discovery, its Wonders, its People (10) NF
    159. Sante, Luc / Low Life: Lures and Snares of Old New York (02) NF
    160. Sasson, Jean / Princess (09) NF
    161. Scott, David Meerman / The New Rules of Marketing and PR: How to Use News Releases, Blogs, Podcasting, Viral Marketing and Online Media to Reach Buyers Directly NF
    162. Shea, Dave & Holzchlag, Molly / The Zen of CSS Design NF
    163. Shell, Ellen Ruppel / Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture NF
    164. Skurka, Andrew / The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide
    165. Snyder,Gary / Mountains and Rivers Without End NF
    166. Snyder, Gary / The Real Work NF
    167. Sojourner, Mary / Solace NF
    168. Sojourner, Mary / Sisters of the Dream F
    169. Stanley, Thomas / The Millionaire Next Door NF
    170. Stein, Gertrude / The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas (96) F
    171. Steinbeck, John / The Grapes of Wrath (91) F
    172. Steinbeck, John / Tortilla Flat F
    173. Steinbeck, John / Of Mice and Men F
    174. Steinbeck, John / The Red Pony (86) F
    175. Steinbeck, John / The Moon is Down (98) F
    176. Steinbeck, John / The Pearl (87) F
    177. Steinbeck, John / Cannery Row (87) F
    178. Steinbeck, John / Travels with Charly (99) NF
    179. Steinbeck, John / East of Eden (88) F
    180. Stewart, George / Earth Abides (90) F
    181. Thoreau, Henry David / Walden (88) NF
    182. Ubbelohde, Benson & Smith / A Colorado History (12) NF
    183. Vance, J.D. / Hillbilly Elegy (16)

    184. Van Orden, Brad and Sheena / Drive Nacho Drive: A Journey from the American Dream to the End of the World (13) NF
    185. Winik, Jay / April 1865: The Month That Saved America (08) NF
    186. Wright, Richard / Black Boy (92) F
    187. Wright, Richard / Native Son (92) F
    188. Zander, Rosamund Stone & Zander, Bejamin / The Art of Possibility (12) NF
    189. Zinn, Howard / A People’s History of the United States (99) NF

Books I would like to read:

  • Bossidy / Execution: The discipline of Getting Things Done
  • Chomsky, Noam / Manufacturing Consent
  • Dawkins, Richard / The Selfish Gene
  • Hesse, Herman / The Glass Bead Game
  • Maeda, John / The Laws of Simplicity
  • Marx, Karl / Capital
  • Raymond, Eric / The Cathedral & the Bazaar: Musings on Linux and Open Source by an Accidental Revolutionary
  • Schumpter / Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy
  • Thaler, Linda Kaplan and Koval, Robin / The Power of Small: Why Little Things Make All the Difference