Books I Am Reading:

Books on books on books.

My Reading List from January 2013 to Now:

1. “Their Eyes Were Watching God” by Zora Neale Hurston

2. “The Secret Life of Pi” by Yann Martel 

3. “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” by Junot Diaz
4. “A Thousand Splendid Suns” by Khaled Hosseini 
5. “The Road” by Cormac McCarthy 
6. “A Walk in the Woods” by Bill Bryson
7. “World War Z” by Max Brooks 
8. “The Buddha in the Attic” by Julie Otsuka 
9. “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” by Douglas Adams
10. “Johnny Got His Gun” by Dalton Trumbo 
11. “Homeland and Other Stories” by Barbara Kingsolver 
12. “Bossypants” by Tina Fey 
13. “The Old Man and the Sea” by Ernest Hemingway 
14. “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck 
15. “Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Cafe” by Fannie Flagg 
16. “The Stranger” by Albert Casmus 
17. “Shantaram” by Gregory David Roberts 
18. “Freakonomics” by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner 
19. “Lean In” by Sheryl Sandberg 
20. “Wild Succulent Woman” by Sark 
21. “Click” by Ori and Rom Brafman 
22. “The Ethical Slut” by Dossie Easton and Janet Hardy 
23. “We” by  by Yevgeny Zamyatin 
24. “Native Son” by Richard Wright 
25. “Across the Nightingale Floor” by Lian Hearn 
26. “On Top of the World: Five Women Explorers in Tibet” by Luree Miller 
27. “Wild” by Cheryl Strayed
28. “Watchmen” by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons 

29. “State of Wonder” by Ann Pratchet

Peace Corps Service

30. “The Art of Racing in the Rain” by Garth Stein

31. “The Massacre at El Mozote” by Mark Danner 

32. “The Great Divide” by Studs Terkel 

33. “I am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced” by Nujood Ali, Delphine Minoui, Linda Coverdale

Sept. 2014

34. “Cutting for Stone” by Abraham Verghese 

35. “Running With Scissors” by Augusten Burroughs 

36. “Possible Side Effects” by Augusten Burroughs 

37. “Animal Dreams” by Barbara Kingsolver 

38. “Choke” by Chuck Palahniuk

39. “I Who Have Never Known Men” by Jacqueline Harpman

40. “Stiff” by Mary Roach 

Oct. 2014 (2,070 pages) 

41. “A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain” by Robert Olen Butler 

42. “Eats, Shoots & Leaves” by Lynne Truss

43. “Buddhism Plain and Simple” by Steven Hagen 

44. “Adventurous Women” by Penny Colman 

45. “Einstein’s Dreams” by Alan Lightman 

46. “The Blind Assassin” by Margaret Atwood 

47. “Surviving Paradise” by Peter Rudiak-Gould 

48. “El Principito” by A. De Saint-Exupery 

49. “Mountains Beyond Mountains” by Tracy Kidder 

50. “Real Life and Liars” by Kristina Riggle

51. “There Once Lived a Girl Who Seduced Her Sister’s Husband and He Hanged Himself by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya” 

52. “The Poisonwood Bible” by Barbara Kingsolver 

53. “Things Fall Apart” by Chinua Achebe 

54. “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future…” by Michael J. Fox

55. “This Beautiful Life” by Helen Schulman 

57. “Into the Wild” by Jon Krakauer (12/15/14, 207 pgs)

58. “The Bonesetter’s Daughter” by Amy Tan (12/21/14, 402 pgs)

59. “Where the Heart Is” by Billie Letts (12/24/14, 376 pgs)

60. “The Tales of Beedle the Bard” by J. K. Rowling (1/4/2015, 107 pgs) 

61. “Room” by Emma Donoghue

62. “Memoirs of a Geisha” by Arthur Golden 

63. “The Year of Yes” by Maria Headley

64. “A Wolf at the Table” by Augusten Burroughs (11/14/2015, 242 pgs)

65. “American Blood” by John Nichols (11/25/2015, 373 pgs)

66. “The Millionaire Next Door” by Thomas Stanley and William Danko (11/30/2015, 245 pgs) 

67. “Autobiography of Mother Jones” by Mary Harris Jones (12/5/2015, 150 pgs) 

68. “Against All Odds” by Scott Brown 

69. “Beatrice and Virgil” by Yann Martel

70. “Gag Rule” by Lewis H. Lapham (12/11/2015, 171 pgs)

71. “Jazz” by Toni Morrison (12/15/2015, 229 pgs) 

72. “WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange’s War on Secrecy” by David Leigh and Luke Harding (12/29/2015, 352 pgs) 

End of Peace Corps Service reading


73. “Divergent” by Veronica Roth 

74. “The $100 Start-Up” by Chris Guillebeau

75. “The Fault in our Stars” by John Green

76. “The Lean Start-Up” by Eric Ries

77. “The Four Hour Work Week” by Tim Ferris

78. “Contaminated” by Em Garner

79. “The Darkest Part of the Forest” by Holly Black

80. “Four: A Divergent Story Collection” by Veronica Roth

81. “Insurgent” by Veronica Roth 

82. “Lolita” by Vladimir Nabokov

83. “A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius” by Dave Eggers

84. “The Final Solution” by Michael Chabon

85. “An Abundance of Katherines” by John Green 


86. “Grapes of Wrath” by John Steinbeck

87. “How Soccer Explains the World” by Franklin Foer

88. “Allegiant” by Veronica Roth 

89. “A Visit from the Goon Squad” by Jennifer Egan

90. “Dune” by Frank Herbert

91. “In the Lake of the Woods” by Tim O’Brien

92. “Heart of Darkness” by Joseph Conrad

93. “Every Day” by David Levithan

94. “The Five People You Meet in Heaven” by Mitch Albom

95. “Find Me Unafraid” by Kennedy Odede and Jessica Posner

96. “The Luckiest Girl Alive” by Jessica Knoll

97. “The Agony and the Ecstacy” by Irving Stone 

98. “Americanah” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

99. “Snowing in Bali” by Kathryn Bonella

100. “Happiness by Design” by Paul Dolan

101. “Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind” by Ann B. Ross

102. “Tiny Beautiful Things” by Cheryl Strayed

103. “Blink” by Malcolm Gladwell

104. “Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?” by Mindy Kaling 

105. “Why Not Me?” by Mindy Kaling


106. “The God of Small Things” by Arundhati Roy 

107. “Awaken the Giant Within” by Tony Robbins

108. “The Audacity of Hope” by Barrack Obama 

109. “Drive a Modest Car & 16 Other Keys to Small Business Success” by Jake Warner

110. “Mindset” by Carol Dweck
111. “Voyager” by Diana Gabaldon
112. “This House Has Fallen” by Karl Maier
113. “The Headline That Morning” by Peter Kagayi
114. “Cleopatra: A Life” by Stacy Schiff 
115. “A Million Little Pieces” by James Frey 
116. “You Are a Bad Ass” by Jen Sincero 
117. “Money: Master the Game” by Tony Robbins

My Progress on the BBC’s 100 “Big Read” List: 38/100 Books Read

books1. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austenpride2. The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien

3. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontejane eyre4. Harry Potter Series – JK Rowlingharry potter books5. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Leeto kill a6. The Bible

7. Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte

8. Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell19849. His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman

10. Great Expectations – Charles Dickens

11. Little Women – Louisa M Alcottlittle women12. Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy

13. Catch-22 – Joseph Heller

14. Complete Works of Shakespeare

15. Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier

16. The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien
17. Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks
18. Catcher in the Rye – JD Salingercatcher in the rye19. The Time Traveller’s Wife – Audrey Niffeneggertime traveler's wife20. Middlemarch – George Eliot
21. Gone with the Wind – Margaret Mitchell
22. The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgeraldgreat gatsdy23. Bleak House – Charles Dickens
24. War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
25. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adamshitchhiker's26. Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
27. Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28. Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
29. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carrollalice's adventures30. The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame
31. Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
32. David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
33. Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewischronicles-of-narnia-bookset34. Emma – Jane Austen
35. Persuasion – Jane Austen
36. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – CS Lewislion witch37. The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseinikite runner38. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Bernieres
39. Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
40. Winnie-the-Pooh – AA Milne
41. Animal Farm – George Orwellanimal farm42. The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brownda vinci code43. One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44. The Counte of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
45. The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
46. Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomeryanne of green47. Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
48. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret AtwoodHandmaidsTale149. Lord of the Flies – William Golding lord of the flies50. Atonement – Ian McEwanatonement51. Life of Pi – Yann Martellife of pi52. Dune – Frank Herbert
53. Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
54. Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
55. A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth
56. The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57. A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
58. Brave New World – Aldous Huxleybrave new world59. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon the curious incident60. Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquezlove in the time of cholera61. Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeckof mice62. Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
63. The Secret History – Donna Tart
64. The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold lovely bones65. Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
66. On the Road – Jack Kerouac
67. Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy
68. Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen FieldingBridget Jones69. Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
70. Moby-Dick – Herman Melville
71. Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
72. Dracula – Bram Stoker
73. The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnettthe secret garden74. Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson
75. Ulysses – James Joyce
76. The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
77. Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome
78. Germinal – Emile Zola
79. Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray
80. Possession – A. S. Byatt
81. A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
82. Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
83. The Color Purple – Alice Walkerthe color purple84. The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
85. Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
86. A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
87. Charlotte’s Web – EB Whitecharlotte's web book cover88. The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom
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89. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90. The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton
91. Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
92. The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery
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93. The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks
94. Watership Down – Richard Adams
95. A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
96. A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute
97. The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas
98. Hamlet by William Shakespeare

99. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl charlie and the choco100. Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

My Progress on Fiction Novels that Have Won the Pulitzer Prize: 9/87 Books Read

1918: His Family by Ernest Poole

1919: The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington

1920: no award given

1921: The Age of Innocence by Edith Warthon

1922: Alice Adams by Booth Tarkington

1923: One of Ours by Willa Cather

1924: The Able McLaughlins by Margaret Wilson

1925: So Big by Edna Ferber

1926: Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis (declined prize)

1927: Early Autumn by Louis Bromfield

1928: The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder

1929: Scarlet Sister Mary by Julia Peterkin

1930: Laughing Boy by Oliver La Farge

1931: Years of Grace by Margaret Ayer Barnes

1932: The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buckgood earth1933: The Store by Thomas Sigismund Stripling

1934: Lamb in His Bosom by Caroline Miller

1935: Now in November by Josephine Winslow Johnson

1936: Honey in the Horn by Harold L. Davis

1937: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

1938: The Late George Apley by John Phillips Marquand

1939: The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

1940: The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

1941: no award given

1942: In This Our Life by Ellen Glasgow

1943: Dragon’s Teeth by Upton Sinclair

1944: Journey in the Dark by Martin Flavin

1945: A Bell for Adano by John Hersey

1946: no award given

1947: All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren

1948: Tales of the South Pacific by James A. Michener

1949: Guard of Honor by James Gould Cozzens

1950: The Way West by A. B. Guthrie, Jr.

1951: The Town by Conrad Richter

1952: The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk

1953: The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingwayold man sea1954: No award given

1955: A Fable by William Faulkner

1956: Andersonville by MacKinlay Cantor

1957: No award given

1958: A Death in the Family by James Agee (posthumous win)

1959: The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters by Robert Lewis Taylor

1960: Advise and Consent by Allen Drury

1961: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Leeto kill a1962: The Edge of Sadness by Edwin O’Connor

1963: The Reivers by William Faulkner (posthumous win)

1964: No award given

1965: The Keepers of the House by Shirley Ann Grau

1966: The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter by Katherine Anne Porter

1967: The Fixer by Bernard Malamud

1968: The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron

1969: House Made of Dawn by N. Scott Momaday

1970: Stories of Jean Stafford by Jean Stafford

1971: No award given

1972: Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner

1973: The Optimist’s Daughter by Eudora Welty

1974: No award given

1975: The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara

1976: Humboldt’s Gift by Saul Bellow

1977: No award given

1978: Elbow Room by James Alan McPherson

1979: The Stories of John Cheever by John Cheever

1980: The Executioner’s Song by Norman Mailer

1981: A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole (posthumous win)

1982: Rabbit Is Rich by John Updike

1983: The Color Purple by Alice Walkerthe color purple1984: Ironweed by William Kennedy

1985: Foreign Affairs by Alison Lurie

1986: Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry

1987: A Summons to Memphis by Peter Taylor

1988: Beloved by Toni Morrisonbeloved1989: Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler

1990: The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love by Oscar Hijuelos

1991: Rabbit at Rest by John Updike

1992: A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley

1993: A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain by Robert Olen Butler


1994: The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx

1995: The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields

1996: Independence Day by Richard Ford

1997: Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer by Steven Millhauser

1998: American Pastoral by Philip Roth

1999: The Hours by Michael Cunningham

2000: Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

2001:The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon

2002: Empire Falls by Richard Russo

2003: Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenidesmiddlesex2004: The Known World by Edward P. Jones

2005: Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

2006: March by Geraldine Brooks

2007: The Road by Cormac McCarthythe road2008: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díazoscar wao2009: Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout


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