Books I’ve read since 2003

Here’s what I’ve read since 2003. Most recent first.
An asterisk means I was blown away.




  • * The War of Art (by Steven Pressfield)
  • The Snowman (Jo Nesbø and Don Bartlett)
  • * The Power of Now (by Eckhart Tolle)
  • * The Contrarian’s Guide to Leadership (by Steven B. Sample)
  • * Logicomix (by Apostolos Doxiadis, Christos H. Papadimitriou)
  • * Hyperion (by Dan Simmons)
  • Having Everything Right (by Kim Stafford)
  • Going After Cacciato (by Tim O’Brien)
  • Long Way Gone (by Ishmael Beah)
  • The Hot Zone (by Richard Preston)
  • Alive (by Piers Paul Read)


  • Into the Wild (by Jon Krakauer)
  • Go Ask Alice (by Anonymous)
  • * The Great Divorce (by C. S. Lewis)
  • * The Screwtape Letters (by C. S. Lewis)
  • * Breaking the Rules (by Kurt Wright)
  • * This is Water (by David Foster Wallace)
  • Trout Fishing in America (by Richard Brautigan)
  • The Rape of Nanking (by Iris Chang)
  • The Miracle Worker: A Play (by William Gibson)
  • The Great Gatsby (by F. Scott Fitzgerald)


  • * The Enlightened Mind (by Stephen Mitchell)
  • * The Enlightened Heart (by Stephen Mitchell)
  • The Ten Principle Upanishads (by Shree Purohit Swami, W.B. Yeats)
  • * The Art of Dramatic Writing (by Egri Lajos)
  • The Crying of Lot 49 (by Thomas Pynchon)
  • * Outliers (by Malcolm Gladwell)
  • The Doors of Perception (by Aldus Huxley)


  • * The Perennial Philosophy (by Aldus Huxley)
  • * The Road (Cormac McCarthy)
  • The Way of the Bow (by Paulo Coelho)
  • The Mastery of Love (by Don Miguel Ruiz)
  • * The Four Agreements (by Don Miguel Ruiz)
  • Rage (by Stephen King as Richard Bachman)
  • * Macbeth (by William Shakespeare)
  • * Siddartha (by Hermann Hesse)


  • Freakonomics (by Steven Levitt)
  • Slaughterhouse Five (by Kurt Vonnegut)
  • * Cat’s Cradle (by Kurt Vonnegut)
  • * In the Lake of the Woods (by Tim O’Brien)
  • War Trash (by Ha Jin)


  • Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates (by Tom Robbins)
  • * Skinny Legs and All (by Tom Robbins)
  • Discipline Without Stress, Punishments, or Rewards (by Dr. Marvin Marshall)
  • * Hamlet (by William Shakespeare)
  • A Prayer for Owen Meany (by John Irving)
  • The Chosen (by Chiam Potok)
  • The Laramie Project (by Moises Kauffman & Tectonic Theater Project)
  • Oleanna (by David Mamet)
  • 1001 Movies: You Must See Before You Die (by Steven Jay Schneider)
  • Cure for the Common Life (by Max Lucado)


  • ‘Tis (by Frank McCourt)
  • * Angela’s Ashes (by Frank McCourt)
  • * All Over But the Shoutin’ (by Rick Bragg)
  • The Freedom Writer’s Diary (by Erin Gruwell)
  • There are No Shortcuts (by Raf Esquith)
  • * The Sparrow (by Mary Doria Russell)
  • * Fermet’s Enigma (by Simon Singh)
  • The Odyssey (by Homer)



  • The Circuit (by Francisco Jiménez)
  • * A Tribe Apart (by Patricia Hersch)
  • * Atlas Shrugged (by Ayn Rand)



  1. Double wow… you are definitely well read 🙂 BTW, do you remember going to the movie, “The Little Prince,” when you were about 7? It was lovely….

      1. It was a bit intellectual for three very young children 🙂 Different than what I had expected! A personal note: God says children are our exceeding great reward and that is sooo true. I love you, Mom

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