Reading List

I love to read, and I love to track things. Here, I track some of the (non-math) books I have read.

As I don't have much time these days, most of my recent reading is done via audiobook in the car.
Many dates are approximate, or unlisted, and the list is almost surely incomplete.

2017
  • 21 Nov 2017: The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  • 26 Sep 2017: Essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • 28 Aug 2017: The Beauties by Anton Chekhov
  • 27 Aug 2017: Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
  • 11 Aug 2017: The Terrible Old Man by H. P. Lovecraft
  • 11 Aug 2017: Novelty Act by Phillip K. Dick
  • 6 Aug 2017: Hitch 22 by Christopher Hitchens
  • 21 Jul 2017: Classic English Rhetoric by Ward Farnsworth
  • 16 Jul 2017: The Kiss by Kate Chopin
  • 16 Jul 2017: Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
  • 10 Jul 2017: Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
  • 9 Jun 2017: Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
  • 1 Jun 2017: B is for Beer by Tom Robbins
  • 30 May 2017: Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
  • 10 May 2017: My Ántonia by Willa Cather.
  • 29 Apr 2017: Illuminations by Arthur Rimbaud
  • 29 Apr 2017: 95 Theses by Martin Luther
  • 29 Apr 2017: Mere Christiantiy by C.S. Lewis
  • 26 Apr 2017: Common Sense by Thomas Paine
  • 24 Apr 2017: Carrie by Stephen King
  • 21 Apr 2017: The Door In the Wall by H.G. Wells
  • 20 Apr 2017: Shogun by James Clavell
  • 22 Feb 2017: The Last of the Masters by Phillip K. Dick
  • 20 Feb 2017: The Penal Colony by Franz Kafka
  • 18 Feb 2017: Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller
  • 6 Feb 2017: Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris
  • 26 Jan 2017: The Handmaid's Tale by Margeret Atwood
  • 11 Jan 2017: Sherlock Holmes: His Last Bow by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • 2016
  • Dec 2016: A Heartbreaking Work of Straggering Genius by David Eggers
  • Dec 2016: The Gunslinger by Stephen King
  • Dec 2016: Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse
  • Nov 2016: Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck
  • Nov 2016: Autofac by Philip K. Dick
  • Fall 2016: The Dark Forest by Cixin Liu
  • Fall 2016: How Music Works by David Byrne
  • Fall 2016: American Gods by Neil Gaiman
  • Fall 2016: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
  • Fall 2016: I, Robot by Isaac Asimov
  • Summer 2016: Sherlock Holmes: The Valley of Fear by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Summer 2016: Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell
  • Summer 2016: Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  • Summer 2016: A Fight With a Cannon by Herman Melville
  • Summer 2016: The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe
  • Summer 2016: The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe
  • Summer 2016: The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe
  • Summer 2016: The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
  • Summer 2016: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  • Summer 2016: A Separate Reality by Carlos Castaneda
  • Spring 2016: Night by Elie Wiesel
  • 10 May 2016: Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad.
  • 20 Apr 2016: Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut.
  • 20 Mar 2016: The Illiad by Homer.
  • 10 Mar 2016: David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcoln Galdwell.
  • 10 Jan 2016: O Pioneers! by Willa Cather.
  • 2015
  • Summer 2015: 1984 by George Orwell
  • Summer 2015: Brewmaster's Art: The History and Science of Beermaking by Charles W. Bamforth
  • Fall 2015: Lisey's Story by Stephen King
  • Fall 2015: The Republic by Plato
  • Fall 2015: Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Fall 2015: One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Spring 2015: Paradise Lost by John Milton
  • Spring 2015: The Three Body Problem by Cixin Liu
  • Winter 2015: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
  • Winter 2015: A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
  • 2015: Sherlock Holmes: The Valley of Fear by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • 2015: Sherlock Holmes: The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • 2015: Sherlock Holmes: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • 2015: Sherlock Holmes: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • 2015: Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • 2015: Sherlock Holmes: A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • 2015: Sherlock Holmes: The Sign of the Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • 2015: The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein
  • 2015: Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  • 2015: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay: by Michael Chabon
  • 2015: Tis by Frank McCourt
  • 2015: A Moveable Feast by Earnest Hemmingway
  • 2015: The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli
  • 2015: The Teachings of Don Juan by Carlos Castaneda
  • 2014
  • Fall 2014: The Call of the Wild by Jack London
  • Winter 2014: The Inferno by Dante Alighieri
  • Winter 2014: The Shining by Stephen King
  • 2014: Narcissus and Goldmund by Hermann Hesse
  • 2014: Walden by Henry David Thoreau
  • Summer 2014:On Writing by Stephen King
  • 2013
  • 2013:Dune by Frank Herbert
  • 2013:Candide by Voltaire
  • 2013:Gilgamesh by unknown
  • 2013:Beowulf by unknown
  • 2013:The Silmarilion by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Sometime before
  • The Odessey by Homer
  • It by Stephen King
  • Cujo by Stephen King
  • The Dead Zone by Stephen King
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell
  • Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
  • Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
  • Hamlet by William Shakespeare
  • MacBeth by William Shakespeare
  • The Sonnets (most of them) by William Shakespeare
  • Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
  • Othello by William Shakespeare
  • The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
  • The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe
  • The Bible: Old Testament
  • The Bible: New Testament
  • The Dhammapada
  • The Quran
  • The Bhagavad Gita
  • The End of Faith by Sam Harris
  • The Moral Landscape by Sam Harris
  • Lying by Sam Harris
  • Free Will by Sam Harris
  • Waking Up by Sam Harris
  • The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins
  • River Out of Eden by Richard Dawkins
  • The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
  • The Greatest Show on Earth by Richard Dawkins
  • Mortality by Christopher Hitchens
  • The Portable Atheist by Christopher Hitchens
  • God Is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens
  • Demian by Hermann Hesse
  • Peter Camenzind by Hermann Hesse
  • Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
  • Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
  • Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card
  • On The Road by Jack Kerouac
  • The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  • The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
  • Death in Venice by Thomas Mann
  • The Catch in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
  • A Separate Peace by John Knowles
  • The Pearl by John Steinbeck
  • Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
  • Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  • Lord of the Files by William Golding
  • Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  • When the Tripods Came by John Christopher
  • Trapped in Space by Jack Williamson
  • James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
  • Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl
  • The Twits by Roald Dahl
  • The BFG by Roald Dahl
  • The Witches by Roald Dahl
  • Matilda by Roald Dahl
  • The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More by Roald Dahl
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  • Crime and Punishmen by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • The Stranger by Albert Camus
  • The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  • The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
  • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  • The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  • Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  • The Call of Cthulhu by H. P. Lovecraft
  • The Oedipus Cycle by Sophocles
  • Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau
  • Self Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Howl by Allan Ginsberg
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
  • The Art of War by Sun Tzu
  • Hiroshima by John Hersey
  • Deathwatch by Robb White
  • The Big Wave by Pearl S. Buck
  • The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
  • What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell
  • The Hero With a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell
  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
  • Flatland by Edwin A. Abbott
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
  • The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  • The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams
  • Life, the Universe and Everything by Douglas Adams
  • So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish by Douglas Adams
  • The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
  • Foundation by Isaac Asimov
  • The Mists Of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • Lords and Ladies by Terry Pratchett
  • Wicked by Gregory Maguire
  • Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
  • First Light by Richard Preston
  • The Red Queen by Matt Ridley
  • Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
  • The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks
  • The Return of the Indian by Lynne Reid Banks
  • The Secret of the Indian by Lynne Reid Banks
  • The Castle in the Attic by Elizabeth Winthrop
  • The Pleasure of My Company by Steve Martin
  • Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
  • The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan
  • The Elements of Style by Strunk and White
  • How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
  • Stand and Deliver by Dale Carnegie
  • In Search of Memory by Eric Kandel
  • Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson by Camille Paglia
  • Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! by Richard Feynman
  • What Do You Care What Other People Think? by Richard Feynman
  • Tips on Physics by Richard Feynman
  • A Mathematician's Apology by G. H. Hardy
  • Not Taco Bell Material by Adam Corolla
  • A Pair of Silk Stockings by Kate Chopin
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
  • Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia by C.S. Lewis
  • The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis
  • The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis
  • Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus by John Gray
  • Sonnets by William Shakespeare
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Ishmael by Daniel Quinn
  • The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Frederick Engels
  • The Surrealist Manifesto by André Breton
  • Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
  • Gilgamesh by unknown
  • The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
  • Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
  • The Way of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman
  • The Death of Ivan Ilych by Leo Tolstoy
  • What I Believe by Bertrand Russell
  • Why I Am Not A Christian by Bertrand Russell
  • A Free Man's Worship by Bertrand Russell
  • Religion and Science by Bertrand Russell
  • The Demon Haunted World by Carl Sagan
  • Dealing With Dragons by Patricia Wrede
  • Come As You Are: The Story of Nirvana by Michael Azerrad
  • Dubliners by James Joyce
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
  • Desert Notes, River Notes by Barry Lopez
  • Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
  • Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
  • The Drama of the Gifted Child by Alice Miller
  • Geek Love by Katherine Dunn
  • What We Talk About When We Talk About Love by Raymond Carver
  • How to Play Winning Chess by Fred Reinfeld
  • Gamesmanship by Stephen Potter
  • Your Inner Fish by Neil Shubin
  • The Man Who Loved Only Numbers by Paul Hoffman
  • Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
  • The Second Book of Go by Richard Bozulich
  • SeinLanguage by Jerry Seinfeld
  • Number the Stars by Lowis Lowry
  • Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
  • Charolette's Web by E. B. White
  • Hatchet by Gary Paulson
  • Freckle Juice by Judy Blume
  • Bunnicula (series) by James Howe
  • Sideways Stories from Wayside School (series) by Louis Sachar
  • The Boxcar Children (series) by Gertrude Chandler Warner
  • The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi
  • Graphic Novels

  • Watchmen by Alan Moore
  • V for Vendetta by Alan Moore
  • The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen by Alan Moore
  • The Killing Joke by Alan Moore
  • Bone by Jeff Smith
  • Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
  • Logicomix by Apostolos Doxiadis and Christos Papadimitriou
  • Poets

    Some of my favorite poets.

  • Walt Whitman
  • Emily Dickinson
  • e. e. cummings
  • Robert Pinksky
  • Robert Frost
  • Allan Ginsberg
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