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Autobibliograhy

As you probably already have noticed, I’m in love with books of all kinds. Currently, I read an average of about two hours a day, mostly in the early morning before my day carries me away, sometimes in the middle of the night if I can’t sleep. I read just about anything, but my favorites are non-fiction history and philosophy, and classic fiction. I do throw in some modern novels from time to time and I can’t pass up Stephen King.

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2020

February

14. “Bridge to Terabithia” by Katherine Paterson – Fiction  – Children’s

13. “The Choice” by Claire Wade – Fiction – Dystopian

12. “Fear of Flying” by Erica Jong – Fiction – Feminist

11. “Munich” by Robert Harris – Fiction – Historical

10. “Circe” by Madeline Miller – Fiction – Mythical

9. “Assholes: A Theory” by Aaron James – Non-Fiction – Philosophy – Social Science

8. “The Bookshop of Yesterdays” by Amy Meyerson – Fiction – Modern Novel

January

7. “Bruce Lee: a life” by Matthew Polly – Non-Fiction – Biography

6. “Ender’s Game” by Orson Scott Card Fiction – Science – Fiction

5. “Vondel’s Lucifer” by Joost van den Vondel – Fiction – Classic

4. “Educated: A Memoir” by Tara Westover – Non-Fiction – Memoir

3. “Emma” by Jane Austen – Fiction – Classic

2. “Ten Years in the Tub – A Decade of Soaking in Great Books” by Nick Hornby – Non-Fiction – Essays

1. “As I Lay Dying” by William Faulkner – Fiction – Classic


2019

CRIED LIKE A BABY 71. “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo” by Taylor Jenkins Reid – Fiction – Novel

70. “The Man in the Iron Mask” by Alexander Dumas – Fiction – Classic

69. “Sixty Stories” by Donald Barthelme – Fiction – Short Stories

68. “The Shining” by Stephen King – Fiction – Thriller

WOW 67. “Uncommon Type” by Tom Hanks – Fiction – Short Stories

66. “The Fifth Agreement” by Don Miguel Ruiz – Non-Fiction – Spiritual

65. “The Travels of Marco Polo” by Marco Polo – Non-Fiction – History

EYE OPENING AND VERY WORTH YOUR TIME 64. “Talking to Strangers” by Malcolm Gladwell – Non-Fiction – Sociology

63. “Things No One Else Can Teach Us” by Humble the Poet – Non-Fiction – Self-Help

62. “Create Dangerously” by Albert Camus – Non-Fiction – Essay

61. “Embrace Your Weird” by Felicia Day – Non-Fiction – Self-Help

60. “The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz – Non-Fiction – Self-Help

59. “In Pieces” by Sally Field – Non-Fiction – Memoir

FELL IN LOVE 58. “The Bookshop on the Corner” by Jenny Colgan – Fiction – Novel

57. “Walden” by Henry David Thoreau – Non-Fiction – Memoir

56. “The Shining” by Stephen King – Fiction – Thriller

55. “Sixty Stories” by Donald Barthelme – Fiction – Short Stories – DNF

54. “Good Omens” by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett – Fiction – Novel

53. “Hidden” by Lisa Sell – Fiction – Novel – DNF

52. “Unlearn” by Humble the Poet – Non-Fiction – Self-Help

READ THIS RIGHT NOW 51. “More Than Two” by Franklin Veaux & Janet Hardy – Non-Fiction – Relationships

50. “The Alienist” by Caleb Carr – Fiction – Mystery Novel

49. “Pamela, Or, Virtue Rewarded” by Samuel Richardson – Fiction – Classic Romance

LOVED 48. “Lanterns & Lances” by James Thurber – Fiction – Essays

47. “Rivers of Blood, Years of Darkness” by Robert Conot – Non-Fiction – History

46. “Night Shift” by Stephen King – Fiction – Short Stories

45. “Revolution at Berkeley” by Miller and Gillmore – Non-Fiction – History – DNF

44. “Beyond Good and Evil” by Fridrich Nietzsche – Non-Fiction – Philosophy – DNF

43. “Wise Blood” by Flannery O’Conner – Fiction – Novel

42. “How to Do Nothing – Resisting the Attention Economy” by Jenny Odell – Non-Fiction – Social Science

41. “Carrie” by Stephen King – Fiction – Novel

40. “Bright Lights Big City” by Jay McInerney – Fiction – Novel

39. “The Man Who Quit Money” by Mark Sundeen – Non-Fiction – Biography

38. “Reading Like a Writer – A Guide for People who Love Books and For Those Who Want to Write Them” by Fancine Prose – Non-Fiction – Writing

37. “The Best American Essays” edited by Hilton Als – Non-Fiction – Essays

36. “Writing as a Path to Awakening” by Albert Fylnn DeSilver – Non-Fiction – Writing

35. “The Last Days of the Late, Great State of California” by Curt Gentry – Historical Fiction

VERY GOOD 34. “Following Muhammad – Rethinking Islam in the Contemporary World” by Carl W. Ernst – Non-Fiction – Religion

33. “Under The Dome” by Stephen King – Fiction – Novel

32. “Paul Simon: the life” by Robert Hilburn – Non-Fiction – Biography

31. “Game of Thrones” by George RR Martin – Fiction – Fantasy

30. “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt – Fiction – Novel

LOVED 29. “The Pagan Christ” by Tom Harpur – Non-Fiction – Religion

28. “Breathing In Breathing Out” by Ralph Fletcher – Non-Fiction – Writing

EVERYONE READ THIS 27. “Everything is Fucked” by Mark Manson – Non-Fiction – Social

26. “Bowling Alone” by Robert D. Putnum – Non-Fiction – Social Science

AMAZING 25. “Tell Me Lies” by Carola Lovering – Fiction – Novel

24. “Religious Literacy” by Stephen Prothero – Non-Fiction – Religion

SCARIEST THING EVER 23. “Bird Box” by Josh Malerman – Fiction – Novel – Thriller

22. “A Student of History” by Nina Revoyr – Fiction – Novel

21. “Rebecca” by Daphne Du Maurier – Fiction – Novel

LOVED 20. “Man’s Search for Meaning” by Viktor E. Frankl – Non-Fiction – Psychology

19. “The Brothers Karamazov” by Fydor Dostoevsky – Fiction – Classic

LOVED 18. “The Little Paris Bookshop” by Nina George – Fiction – Novel – Romance

17. “The Revenge of Analog” by David Sax – Non-Fiction – Tech – Social

16. “American Gods” by Neil Gaiman – Fiction – Novel

15. “Elmer Gantry” by Sinclair Lewis – Fiction – Novel

14. “Depression is a Choice” by A.B. Curtiss – Non-Fiction – Self-help

13. “Warrior Goddess Training” by Heatherash Amara – Non-Fiction – Spirituality

12. “You Learn by Living” by Eleanor Roosevelt – Non-Fiction – Self-help

11. “Gray Mountain” by John Grisham – Fiction – Novel

FAVORITE 10. “The Discovery of Heaven” by Harry Mulisch – Fiction – Novel

9. “Who Owns The Future?” by Jaron Lanier – Non-Fiction – Economics – Computers

8. “The Last Kingdom” by Bernard Cornwell – Historical Fiction

7. “Modern American Memoirs” Edited by Annie Dillard and Cort Conley – Non-Fiction – Memoir

6. “Jude the Obscure” by Thomsa Hardy – Fiction – Classic

FAVORITE 5. “Democracy for Realists – Why Elections do not Produce Responsive Government” by Christopher H. Achen and Larry M. Bartels – Non-Fiction – Politics

FAVORITE 4. “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brian – Fiction – Vietnam

3. “Writing the Memoir” by Judith Barrington – Non-Fiction – Writing

2. “Snow Falling on Cedars” by David Guterson – Fiction – WWII Japanese Internment

1. “The Dead Zone” by Stephen King – Fiction – Thriller


“Interview with the Vampire” by Anne Rice – November 28, 2018

“Untrue: Why Nearly Everything We Believe About Women, Lust, and Infidelity is Wrong” by Wednesday Martin – November 23, 2018

“The Republic of Plato” Translated and with an Interpretive Essay by Allan Bloom – November 12, 2018

“Deliverance” by James Dickey – November 14, 2018

“On Writing – A Memoir of the Craft” by Steven King – November 5, 2018

“On Bullshit” by Harry G. Frankfurt – October 26, 2018

“One More Day” by Mitch Albom – October 22, 2018

“Lotlita” by Vladimir Nabakov – October 12, 2018

“12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos” by Jordan B. Peterson – October 8, 2018

“The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck” by Mark Manson – October 5, 2018

“Own The Day, Own Your Life – Optimized Practices for Waking, Working, Learning, Eating, Training, Playing, Sleeping, and Sex” by Aubrey Marcus September 23, 2018

“Indianapolis” by Lynn Vincent and Sara Vladic – September 22, 2018

“Sex at Dawn: Why We Mate, Why we Stray, and What it means for Modern Relationships” by Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jetha – September 15, 2018

“Everything I Never Told You” by Celest Ng – September 9, 2018