Books I have Read

  1. I Am Jackie Chan : My Life in Action - Jackie Chan
  2. The Universe Next Door - James W. Sire
  3. Life is so Good - George Dawson, Richard Glaubman
  4. Search for God at Harvard - Ari Goldman
  5. John Glenn: A Memoir - John Glenn
  6. Mere Christianity - C.S. Lewis (230/LEW)
  7. Hell? Yes! : ...and Other Outrageous Truths You Can Still Believe - Robert Jeffress
  8. Lake Wobegon Days - Garrison Keillor
  9. Roughing It - Mark Twian
  10. The Eyes Don't See, What the Mind Don't Know - Dr. Mike Litrel
  11. Founding Father: Rediscovering George Washington - Richard Brookhiser (92/Washinton)
  12. Alexander Hamilton: American - Richard Brookhiser (92/Hamilton) in
  13. Life at the Bottom: The Worldview That Makes The Underclass - Theodore Dalrymple (362.2086/DAL)
  14. What Went Wrong? Western Impact and Middle Eastern Response - Bernard Lewis (956.015/LEW)
  15. A Life on the Road - Charles Kuralt
  16. The Coldest March: Scott's Fatal Antartic Expedition - Susan Solomon (919.89/SOL)
  17. The Tipping Point: How little things can make a big difference - Malcolm Gladwell (302/GAL)
  18. Applied Economics: Thinking Beyond Stage One - Thomas Sowell (330/SOW) from I.L.L.
  19. Ethnic America: A history - Thomas Sowell (973.04/SOW)
  20. The Dream and the Nightmare: The Sixties Legacy to the Underclass - Myron Magnet (305.5/MAG)
  21. The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald (F/FIT)
  22. The Burden of Bad Ideas - Heather Mac Donald (361.25097/MAC DONALD) from I.L.L.
  23. The City of Joy - Dominique Lapierre (954.14/LAP)
  24. Gorillas in the Mist - Dian Fossey (599.88/FOS)
  25. Holy Madness: Romantics, Patriots, and Revolutionaries, 1776-1871 - Adam Zamoyski (909.81/ZAM)
  26. Eats, Shoots & Leaves - Lynne Truss (428.2/TRU)
  27. The Fatal Shore: the epic of Australia's founding - Robert Hughs
  28. A Simple Path - Mother Teresa
  29. Watership Down - Richard Adams
  30. Doctor Zhivago: A Novel - Boris Pasternak
  31. The Man Called Cash: The Life, Love and Faith of an American Legend - Steve Turner
  32. The Wild Blue: The Men and Boys who flew the B-24's over Germany - Stephen E. Ambrose
  33. Boundries: When to Say YES, When to Say NO, To Take Control of Your Life" by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend
  34. Stolen Lives: Twenty years in a desert jail - Malika Oufkir
  35. Nothing Venture, Nothing Win: His Autobiography - Sir Edmund Hillary
  36. Koba the Dread: Laughter and the Twenty Million - Martin Amis
  37. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - Maya Angelou
  38. Grant - Jean Edward Smith
  39. Flags of Our Fathers: - James Bradley
  40. Kepler's Witch: An Astronomer's Discovery of Cosmic Order Amid Religious War, Political Intrigue, and the Heresy Trial of His Mother - James A Connor
  41. A Passage to India - E. M. Forrester
  42. Darwin's God: Evolution and the Problems of Evil - Cornelius G. Hunter
  43. Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe - Simon Singh (523.18/SIN)
  44. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre - B. Traven
  45. The Luminous Web: Essays on Science and Religion - Barbara Brown Taylor
  46. My Total Money Makeover - Dave Ramsey
  47. Rational Thinking: a study in basic logic - John B. Bennett (160/BEN) (I.L.L. Only)
  48. Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
  49. The Flight of the Eagle - Per Olof Sundman
  50. Basic Economics: A Citizen's Guide to the Economy - Thomas Sowell (330/SOW)
  51. Signs of Intelligence: Understanding Intelligent Design - Edited by William A. Dembski &James M Kushiner
  52. You Can Bank on Your Voice: Your Guide to a Sucessful Career in Voice Overs - Rodney Saulsberry
  53. Voice Power: Using Your Voice to Captivate, Persuade, and Command Attention - Renee Grant Williams
  54. Undaunted Courage: Meriweather Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the opening of the American West - Stephen E. Ambrose
  55. An Army at Dawn: The war in North Africa 1942-1943 - Rick Atkinson
  56. Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens (Penguin Classic)
  57. The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas (Penguin Classic)
  58. Yeager: An Autobiography - General Chuck Yeager and Leo Janos
  59. The Brothers Karamazov - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  60. Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking - Malcolm Gladwell
  61. The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne
  62. The Greatest Generation - Tom Brokaw
  63. The Road to Serfdom - F. A. von Hayek (338.9/HAY)
  64. Holy Blood, Holy Grail: The Secret History of Christ, The Shocking Legacy of the Grail - Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh and Henry Lincoln (944/BAI)
  65. Nelson: A Biography - David Walder
  66. Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad (Penguin Classic)
  67. The Four Million - O. Henry
  68. Up From Slavery - Booker T. Washington (Dover Classic)
  69. The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame (Penguin Classic)
  70. The House of the Seven Gables - Nathaniel Hawthorne
  71. Moon Shoot: The Inside Story of America's Race to the Moon - Alan Shepard and Deke Slayton
  72. Nothing Like it in the World: The Men Who Built The Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869 - Stephen E. Ambrose
  73. Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13 - Jim Lovell & Jeffery Kluger
  74. Heart of the West - O. Henry
  75. The Long Gray Line - Rick Atkinson (5-12-06)
  76. The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde (5-15-06)
  77. The Last Days of Pompeii - Sir Edward G. E. Balwer-Lytton (6-6-06)
  78. This Side of Paradise - F. Scott Fitzgerald (6-24-06)
  79. Anthem - Ayn Rand (6-29-06)
  80. Reading Lolita in Tehran: A memoir in books - Azar Nafisi (92/NAFISI) (7-11-06)
  81. A Room with a View - E. M. Forster (7-23-06)
  82. Jane Erye - Charlotte Bronte (8-2-06)
  83. 1776 - David G. McCullough (8-7-06)
  84. American Soldier - Tommy Franks (8-16-06)
  85. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austin (8-17-06)
  86. The Odyssey - Homer (9-1-06)
  87. Crime and Punishment - Fydor Dostoyevsky (Penguin Classic) (9-13-06)
  88. Two Years Before the Mast: And Twenty-Four Years After - R. H. Dana, Jr (9-22-06)
  89. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies - Jared Diamond (9-23-06)
  90. Edward The Second - Christopher Marlowe (Elizabethan Drama - The Havard Classics) (9-26-06)
  91. Witness - Whittaker Chambers (10-04-06)
  92. Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert (10-8-06)
  93. Failure is not an Option - Gene Kranz (10-16-06)
  94. Whittaker Chambers - Sam Tanenhaus (10-23-06)
  95. D-Day: June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II - Stephen E. Ambrose (11-2-06)
  96. The Gulag Archipelago, 1918 - 1956, Volume 1; An Experiment in Literary Investigation - Alexsander Isaevich Solzhenietisyn (11-9-06)
  97. The Red Badge of Courage - Stephen Crane (Dover Thrift Editions) (11-12-06)
  98. Emma - Jane Austen (Penguin Classics) (11-15-06)
  99. For Whom the Bell Tolls - Ernest Hemingway (11-19-06)
  100. Camille - Alexandre Dumas fil (International Collectors Library) (11-20-06)
  101. Short Novels - John Steinbeck
  102. Cannary Row (11-24-06)
  103. Of Mice and Men
  104. The Moon is Down (11-23-06)
  105. The Pearl (11-24-06)
  106. The Red Pony (11-23-06)
  107. Totilla Flats (11-22-06)
  108. King, Queen, Knave - Vladimir Nabokov (11-25-06)
  109. The Middle Ages: A Popular History - Joseph Henery Dahmus (940.1/DAH) (11-27-06)
  110. The Portrait of a Lady - Henry James (12-16-06)
  111. Ethan Frome - Edith Warton (Dover Thrift Editions) (12-17-06)
  112. The Sun Also Rises - Ernest Hemingway (12-27-06)
  113. The Satanic Gases: Clearing the air about Global Warming - Patrick J. Michaels. (363.7387/MIC) (1-05-07)
  114. White Fang - Jack London (Dover Thrift Editions) (1-13-07)
  115. The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal 1870-1914 - David McCullough (2-5-07)
  116. Flyboys: A True Story of Courage - James Bradley (2-9-07)
  117. Sister Carrie - Theodore Dreiser (International Collectors Library) (2-16-07)
  118. Death in Venice - Thomas Mann (Dover Thrift Editions) (2-19-07)
  119. The Awakening - Kate Chopin (Dover Thrift Editions) (2-22-07)
  120. Rob Roy - Sir Walter Scott (3-21-07)
  121. The Call of the Wild - Jack London (Dover Thrift Editions) (3-22-07)
  122. Lady Chatterley's Lover - D. H. Lawrence (International Collectors Library) (4-1-07)
  123. Trans-Antartic Expedition 1955-1958 - Sir Vivian Fuchs & Sir Edmund Hillary (4-11-07)
  124. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Stories - Robert Louis Stevenson (4-18-07)
  125. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (4-15-07)
  126. A Lodging for the Night (4-16-07)
  127. Thrawn Janet (4-17-07)
  128. The Body Snatcher (4-18-07)
  129. Markheim (4-18-07)
  130. Citizen Soldiers: The U. S. Army from the Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany - Stephen E. Ambrose (5-6-07)
  131. Notes from the Underground - Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Dover Thrift Editions) (5-12-07)
  132. First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong - James R. Hanson (7-5-07)
  133. A Connecticut Yankee in King Author's Court - Mark Twain (7-18-07)
  134. The Caine Mutiny: A Novel of World War II - Herman Wouk (International Collectors Library) (7-22-07)
  135. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man - James Joyce (Dover Thrift Editions) (7-24-07)
  136. The Harvard Classics: Shelf of Fiction V13
  137. Old Goriot - Honre De Balzac (7-25-07)
  138. The Devil's Pool - George Sand (7-26-07)
  139. The Story of a White Blackbird - Alfred De Musset (7-28-07)
  140. Five Short Stories - Alphonse Daudet (7-30-07)
  141. Three Short Stories - Guy De Maupassant (8-3-07)
  142. A Farewell to Arms - Ernest Hemingway (8-9-07)
  143. Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, A Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson - Mitch Albom (8-11-07)
  144. The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck (8-21-07)
  145. The Invisible Man - H. G. Wells (Dover Thrift Editions) (8-31-07)
  146. Sputnik: The Shock of the Century - Paul Dickson (10-1-07)
  147. The Travels of Marco Polo the Venetian - Marco Polo (International Collectors Library) (10-15-07)
  148. The Prince - Niccolo Machiavelli (Dover Thrift Editions) (11-4-07)
  149. Pensees - Blaise Pascal (Dover Classic) (11-8-07)
  150. The History of Tom Jones: A Foundling - Henry Fielding (International Collectors Library) (11-25-07)
  151. A Brief History Of Time - From The Big Bang To Black Holes - Stephen W. Hawking (11-29-07)
  152. The Havard Classics: Shelf of Fiction V20 (12-5-07)
  153. Pepita Jimenez - Juan Valera (12-2-07)
  154. A Happy Boy - Bjornstjerne Bjornson (12-3-07)
  155. Skipper Worse - Alexander L. Kielland (12-5-07)
  156. A History of the English Speaking Peoples: The Birth of Britain - Winston S. Chruchill (12-15-07)
  157. The Harvard Classics: VOLUME XLVIII - Blaise Pascal (12-16-07)
  158. Pensee (11-08-07)
  159. Letters (12-9-07)
  160. Minor Works (12-16-07)
  161. Band of Brothers - Stephen E. Ambrose (12-19-07)
  162. The Time Machine - H. G. Wells (Dover Thrift Editions) (12-21-07)
  163. Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl - Anne Frank (12-23-07)
  164. Giants of America, the Founding Fathers: John Adams - John T. Morse, Jr (12-24-07)
  165. The Winter of Our Discontent - John Steinbeck (12-25-07)
  166. The Harvard Classics VOLUME XXXII - Literary and Philosophical Essays (12-27-07)
  167. A Personal Odyssey - Thomas Sowell (12-28-97)
  168. Red Star in Orbit: The Inside Story of Soviet Failures and Triumphs in Space - James E. Oberg (1-5-08)
  169. John Adams - David McCullough (1-13-08)
  170. The Harvard Classics VOLUME XLI English Poetry II: Collins to Fitzgerald (1-15-08)
  171. Candide - Voltaire (Dover Thrift Editions) (1-17-08)
  172. The Harvard Classics VOLUME I: (1-19-08)
  173. His Autobiography - Benjamin Franklin
  174. Journal - John Woolman
  175. Fruits of Solitude - William Penn
  176. Eisenhower - Stephen E. Ambrose (1-27-08)
  177. The Harvard Classics VOLUME XLII English Poetry III: Tennyson to Whitman (1-31-08)
  178. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: Volume 1 - William L. Shirer (International Collectors Library) (2-11-08)
  179. The Gentle Grafter - O. Henry (2-13-08)
  180. The Harvard Classics VOLUME XL English Poetry I Chaucer to Gray (2-20-08)
  181. The Harvard Classics VOLUME III (2-29-08)
  182. Essays, Civil and Moral - Francis Bacon
  183. The New Atlantis - Francis Bacon
  184. Areopagitica - John Milton
  185. Tractate on Education - John Milton
  186. Religio Medici - Sir Thomas Browne
  187. Selected Canterbury Tales - Geoffrey Chaucer (Dover Thrift Editions) (3-2-08)
  188. The Confessions of Saint Augustine - Saint Augustine (3-6-08)
  189. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: Volume 2- William L. Shirer (International Collectors Library) (3-12-08)
  190. She Stoops to Conquer - Olver Goldsmith (Dover Thrift Editions) (3-13-08)
  191. The Imitation of Christ - Thomas a Kempis (3-14-98)
  192. To Conquer the Air : The Wright Brothers and the Great Race for Flight - James Tobin (4-5-08)
  193. The Harvard Classics VOLUME XVI Stories from the Thousand and One Nights (4-8-08)
  194. Paradise Lost - John Milton (Penguin Classics) (4-13-08)
  195. The Loneliest Continent: The Story of Antarctic Discovery - Walker Chapman (4-16-08)
  196. The Harvard Classics VOLUME XVII (4-21-08)
  197. Fables - Aesop
  198. Household Tales - Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
  199. Tales - Hans Christian Andersen
  200. The Harvard Classics VOLUME IV: Complete Poems Written in English - John Milton (4-22-08)
  201. The Early Middle Ages 500-1000 - Edited by Robert Brentano (4-27-08)
  202. Alexander Hamilton - Ron Chernow (5-22-08)
  203. The Harvard Classics VOLUME V - Essays and English Traits - Ralph Waldo Emerson (6-27-08)
  204. The Harvard Classics VOLUME VI - Poems and Songs - Robert Burns (6-29-08)
  205. The Havard Classics: Shelf of Fiction Volume X (7-5-08)
  206. Ivan the Fool - Leo Tolstoy (7-5-08)
  207. A Sentimental Journey - Laurence Sterne (7-6-08)
  208. The Harvard Classics VOLUME II (7-18-08)
  209. The Apology of Socrates - Plato
  210. Crito - Plato
  211. Phaedo - Plato
  212. The Golden Sayings of Epictetus - Epictetus
  213. The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius - Marcus Aurelius
  214. The Worst Journey in the World: Antarctic 1910-1913 - Apsley Cherry-Garrard (Project Gutenberg eBook) (7-27-08)
  215. The Harvard Classics VOLUME IX (8-7-08)
  216. On Friendship - Cicero
  217. On Old Age - Cicero
  218. Letters - Cicero
  219. Letters - Pliny the Younger
  220. Three Men in a Boat and Three Men on the Bummel - Jerome K. Jerome (Penguin Classic) (9-17-08)
  221. The Way of the World - William Congreve (Dover Thrift Editions) (9-26-08)
  222. David Copperfield - Charles Dickens (Project Gutenburg eBook) (9-28-08)
  223. Harry S. Truman - Margaret Truman (10-16-08)
  224. Warren G. Harding - John W. Dean (93/Harding) (10-17-08)
  225. Fatal North: Adventure and Survival Aboard USS Polaris, The First U.S. Expedition to the North Pole - Bruce Henderson (919.804 HENDERS) (10-19-08)
  226. The Code Book: The Evolution of Secrecy from Mary, Queen of Scots to Quantum Cryptography - Simon Singh (10-20-08)
  227. At Ease: Stories I Tell to Friends - Dwight D. Eisenhower (10-22-08)
  228. They Met at Gettysburg - General Edward J. Stackpole (10-27-08)
  229. American Scoundrel: The Life of the Notorious Civil War General Dan Sickles - Thomas Keneally (11-2-08)
  230. The Conquest of Everest - Sir John Hunt (International Collectors Library) (11-10-08)
  231. Dubliners - James Joyce (Dover Thrift Editions) (11-18-08)
  232. Once Upon a Town: The Miracle of the North Platte Canteen - Bob Greene (11-26-08)
  233. Narrative of the Life of Fredrick Douglass - Fredrick Douglass (Dover Thrift Editions) (12-24-08)
  234. Civil Disobedience and Other Essays - Henry David Thoreau (Dover Thrift Editions) (1-11-09)
  235. Daniel Deronda - George Elliot (Penguin Classic) (2-15-09)
  236. The New Concise History of the Crusades - Thomas F. Madden (3-8-09)
  237. The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944 (Liberation Trilogy) - Rick Atkinson (3-23-09)
  238. Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed - Jared Diamond (4-30-09)
  239. The Hound of the Baskervilles - Arthur Conan Doyle (Dover Thrift Editions) (5-14-09)
  240. Sailors in the Holy Land: The 1848 American Expedition to the Dead Sea and the Search for Sodom and Gomorrah - Andrew C. A. Jampoler (5-26-09)
  241. The Depths of Courage: American Submariners at War with Japan, 1941-1945 – Flint Whitlock & Ron Smith (5-31-09)
  242. The War of the Worlds - H. G. Wells (Dover Thrift Editions) (6-3-09)
  243. Guy Mannering, or the Astrologer - Sir Walter Scott (Project Gutenberg ebook) (6-8-09)
  244. Outliers: The Story of Success - Malcolm Gladwell (6-10-09)
  245. The Mill on the Floss - George Eliot (Project Gutenberg ebook) (8-9-09)
  246. Notre-Dame de Paris - Victor Hugo (Project Gutenberg ebook) (8-18-09)
  247. The Sorrows of Werther - J. W. von Goethe (Project Gutenberg ebook) (8-22-09)
  248. The Rider on the White Horse - Theodor Storm (Project Gutenberg ebook) (8-27-09)
  249. The Banner of the Upright Seven - Gottfried Keller (Project Gutenberg ebook) (8-27-09)
  250. A House of Gentlefolk - Ivan Turgenev (Project Gutenberg ebook) (8-30-09)
  251. Trials and Tribulations - Theodor Fontane (Kindle Edition ebook) (9-6-09)
  252. Fathers and Sons - Ivan Turgenev (Kindle Edition ebook) (9-13-09)
  253. Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship - J. W. von Goethe (Kindle Edition ebook) (10-9-09)
  254. Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design - Stephen C. Meyer (Kindle Edition ebook) (10-27-09)
  255. Vanity Fair: A Novel without a Hero - William Makepeace Thackeray (Project Guntenberg ebook) (11-14-09)
  256. The Harvard Classics VOLUME XVIII: English Drama (Kindle Edition ebook) (11-27-09)
  257. All for Love - John Dryden (11-16-09)
  258. The School for Scandal - Richard Brinsley Sheridan (11-18-09)
  259. She Stoops to Conquer - Oliver Goldsmith (3-13-08)
  260. The Cenci - Percy Bysshe Shelley (11-22-09)
  261. A Blot in the 'Scutcheon - Robert Browning (11-24-09)
  262. Manfred - Lord Byron (11-27-09)
  263. More Than a Theory: Revealing a Testable Model for Creation - Hugh Ross (Kindle Edition ebook) (12-14-09)
  264. In the Land of White Death: An Epic Story of Survival in the Siberian Arctic - Valerian Albanov (Kindle Edition ebook) (12-15-09)
  265. Farthest North: The Incredible Three Year Voyage to the Frozen Latitude of the North - Fridjtof Nansen (Kindle Edition ebook) (12-22-09)
  266. Enemies of the People: My Family's Journey to America - Kati Marton (Kindle Edition ebook) (12-25-09)
  267. Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World - Jack Weatherford (Kindle Edition ebook) (12-28-09)
  268. The Last Founding Father: James Monroe and a Nation's Call to Greatness - Harlow Giles Unger (Kindel Edition ebook) (12-30-09)
  269. Roads of Destiny - O. Henry (12-31-09)
  270. A Country of Vast Designs: James K. Polk, the Mexican War and the Conquest of the American Continent - Robert W. Merry (Kindle Edition ebook) (1-8-10)
  271. The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas (Kindle Edition ebook) (1-14-10)
  272. Acres of Diamonds: Our Every-day Opportunities - Russell H. Conwell (Project Gutenberg ebook) (1-16-10)
  273. James Madison - Sydney Howard Gay (Project Gutenberg ebook) (1-21-10)
  274. Johnstown Flood - David McCullough (Kindle Edition ebook) (1-27-10)
  275. John Quincy Adams - John T. Morse, Jr (Project Gutenberg ebook) (2-3-10)
  276. The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge - David McCullough (Kindle Edition ebook) (2-9-10)
  277. The Journey to the Polar Sea - John Franklin (Project Gutenberg ebook) (2-25-10)
  278. Osman's Dream: The History of the Ottoman Empire - Caroline Finkel (3-18-10)
  279. LBJ: Architect of American Ambition - Randall B. Woods (5-6-10)
  280. Gerald R. Ford - Douglas Brinkley (5-7-10)
  281. The South Pole: An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the "Fram," 1910 -- 1912: Volumes 1 and 2 - Roald Amundsen (Project Gutenberg ebook) (5-12-10)
  282. John Brown, Abolitionist: The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights - David S. Reynolds (5-21-10)
  283. Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea - Jules Verne (Mobi) (Kindle Edition ebook) (5-24-10)
  284. Education of a Wandering Man: A Memoir - Louis L'Amour (5-26-10)
  285. Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster - Jon Krakauer (5-28-10)
  286. In Search of Butch Cassidy - Larry Pointer (5-31-10)
  287. Einstein: His Life and Universe - Walter Isaacson (6-11-10)
  288. Cleopatra: Histories, Dreams, and Distortions - Lucy Hughes-Hallett (6-16-10)
  289. Aquariums of Pyongyang: Ten Years in a North Korean Gulag - Kang Chol Kwan (6-18-10)
  290. Captain Kidd and the War against the Pirates - Robert C. Ritchie (6-24-10)
  291. We Seven - M. Scott Carpenter & others (6-29-10)
  292. Thomas Jefferson - John T. Morse (Ebook) (7-7-10)
  293. Anastasia: The Lost Princes - James Blair Lovell (7-9-10)
  294. Utopia - Sir Thomas More (Ebook) (7-11-10)
  295. Sailing Alone Around The World - Joshua Slocum (Ebook) (7-18-10)
  296. The Home of the Blizzard: Being the Story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914 - Sir Douglas Mawson (Ebook) (8-1-10)
  297. The Reign of Andrew Jackson - Frederic Austin Ogg (Ebook) (8-3-10)
  298. The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins (Ebook) (8-9-10)
  299. History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Vol 1 - Edward Gibbon (Ebook) (8-17-10)
  300. The Mansions of Philosophy - Will Durant (8-21-10)
  301. The Harvard Classics VOLUME 14 - Don Quixote, Part 1 - Miguel de Cervantes (Ebook) (8-25-10)
  302. The Harvard Classics VOLUME 28 - Essays: English and American (Ebook) (9-3-10)
  303. Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure - John Cleland (Ebook) (9-9-10)
  304. The Talisman - Sir Walter Scott (International Collectors Library) (9-14-10)
  305. Zuleika Dobson or an Oxford Love Story - Max Beerbohm (International Collectors Library) (9-17-10)
  306. Assault on the Unknown - Walter Sullivan (9-27-10)
  307. The Education of Henry Adams - Henry Adams (Modern Library) (9-29-10)
  308. Initiation into Philosophy - Émile Faguet (Ebook) (9-30-10)
  309. A History of the Middle East - Peter Mansfield (10-5-10)
  310. Churchill; the struggle for survival, 1940-1965 by Charles Wilson Moran (10-23-10)
  311. The Memoirs of Barry Lyndon, Esq - William Makepeace Thackeray (International Collectors Library) (10-28-10)
  312. How Green Was My Valley - Richard Llewellyn (International Collectors Library) (11-1-10)
  313. Mary Queen of Scots - Antonia Fraser (International Collectors Library) (11-11-10)
  314. Our Culture, What's Left of It: The Mandarins and the Masses - Theodore Dalrymple (11-16-10)
  315. Angela's Ashes: A Memoir - Frank McCourt (11-17-10)
  316. Iwo - Richard Wheeler (11-18-10)
  317. Ice Bound: A Doctor's Incredible Battle for Survival at the South Pole - Dr. Jerri Nielson (11-19-10)
  318. Enola Gay - Gordon Thomas & Max Morgan Witts (11-22-10)
  319. Charles Kuralt's America - Charles Kuralt (11-24-10)
  320. Icewalk - Robert Swan (11-25-10)
  321. Herbert Hoover - Eugene Lyons (12-5-10)
  322. Wilson: Great Lives Observed - John Braeman (12-5-10)
  323. Trafalgar; the Nelson touch - David Armine Howarth (12-6-10)
  324. Lewis & Clark: Partners in Discovery - John Bakeless (12-10-10)
  325. Americans on Everest; the official account of the ascent led by Norman G. Dyhrenfurth - James Ramsey Ullman (12-16-10)
  326. Fanshawe - Nathaniel Hawthorne (12-17-10)
  327. Madame Curie: Da Capo Series in Science - Eve Curie (12-31-10)
  328. August 1914 - Alexander Solzhenitsyn (1-27-11)
  329. North to the Pole - Will Steger (2-11-11)
  330. CompTIA Network + All In One Certification, Fourth Edition - Mike Meyers (2-17-11)
  331. A Soldier's Story - Omar Nelson Bradley (2-28-11)
  332. Plain Speaking: An Oral Biography of Harry S. Truman - Merle Miller (4-7-11)
  333. Arctic passage: The turbulent history of the land and people of the Bering Sea, 1697-1975 - William R. Hunt (4-25-11)
  334. The Snow People - Marie Herbert (4-28-11)
  335. Frankenstein - Mary Shelley (Dover Thrift Editions) (5-9-11)
  336. American Caesar, Douglas MacArthur, 1880-1964 - William Raymond Manchester (6-19-11)
  337. Woman in the Mists: The story of Dian Fossey and the Mountain Gorillas of Africa - Farley Mowat (6-29-11)
  338. The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America - Timothy Egan (7-8-11)
  339. Man in the Shadows: Inside the Middle East Crisis with a Director of Israel's Mossad - Efraim Halevy (8-4-11)
  340. Henry Adams and the making of America - Garry Wills (11-7-11)
  341. Life of Sir John Franklin and the North-west Passage - Albert Hastings Markham (Ebook) (11-22-11)
  342. American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House - Jon Meacham (1-9-12)
  343. The Inferno (Barnes & Noble Classics) - Dante Alighieri (2-22-12)
  344. How the Scots Invented the Modern World - Arthur Herman (5-2-12)
  345. The Great Boer War - Arthur Conan Doyle (Ebook) (6-20-12)
  346. A History of the English-Speaking Peoples Since 1900 - Andrew Roberts (9-20-12)
  347. Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. - Ron Chernow (6-26-13)
  348. And Tyler Too: A Biography of John and Julia Gardiner Tyler - Robert Seager II (Ebook) (7-30-13)
  349. Martin Van Buren – Edward M. Shepard (Ebook) (8-15-13)
  350. Theodore Roosevelt and His Times: A Chronicle of the Progressive Movement - Harold Howland (Ebook) (8-21-13)
  351. Theodore Roosevelt: An Autobiography - Theodore Roosevelt (Ebook) (9-19-13)
  352. The Life and Times of William Henry Harrison - Samuel Jones Burr (Ebook) (9-25-13)
  353. General Taylor - Oliver Otis Howard (Ebook) (10-14-13)
  354. Cabbages and Kings - O. Henry (11-4-13)
  355. Options - O. Henry (11-12-13)
  356. The Story of English: How the English Language Conquered the World - Philip Gooden (Ebook) (11-22-13)
  357. Wars of Empire (Ebook) (12-7-13)
  358. Flags Of Our Sons - John A. Bray (Ebook) (12-20-13)
  359. Washington - Ron Chernow (12-30-13)
  360. Fascism versus Capitalism - Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr (Ebook) (1-27-14)
  361. Economics in One Lesson - Henry Hazlitt (Ebook) (2-6-14)
  362. Economics for Real People: An Introduction to the Austrian School - Gene Callahan (Ebook) (2-12-14)
  363. A History of Polar Exploration - L. P. Kirwan (3-4-14)
  364. Millard Fillmore: Biography of a President - Robert J. Rayback (Ebook) (3-5-14)
  365. Fabian Freeway - Rose Martin (Ebook) (3-12-14)
  366. The Hinge Factor: How Chance and Stupidity Have Changed History - Erik Durschmied (3-31-14)
  367. The Foundations of Morality - Henry Hazlitt (Ebook) (4-10-14)
  368. The Devil in the White City: A Saga of Magic and Murder at the Fair that Changed America - Erik Larson (E-library book) (4-15-14)
  369. Sketches and Studies - Nathaniel Hawthorne (Ebook) (4-20-14)
  370. Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions - Edwin A. Abbott (Ebook) (4-21-14)
  371. The Passion of the Christoph - Christoph Paul (Ebook) (4-22-14)
  372. The Dust Bowl: An Illustrated History - Dayton Duncan & Ken Burns (E-library book) (4-25-14)
  373. The Pacific - Hugh Ambrose (E-library book) (4-30-14)
  374. The Story of Philosophy - Will Durant (Ebook) (5-28-14)
  375. North Pole, South Pole: The Epic Quest to Solve the Great Mystery of Earth's Magnetism - Gillian Turner (E-library book) (5-30-14)
  376. An American Holocaust: The Story of Lataine's Ring - Kerry Barger (Ebook) (6-2-14)
  377. Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time - Dava Sobel (E-library book) (6-4-14)
  378. Lolita - Valdimir Nabokov (Ebook) (6-22-14)
  379. The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science - Richard Holmes (E-library book) (6-26-14)
  380. Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President - Candice Millard (E-library book) (8-1-14)
  381. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Rebecca Skloot (E-library book) (8-6-14)
  382. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption - Laura Hillenbrand (E-library book) (8-14-14)
  383. Pearl Harbor: The Seeds and Fruits of Infamy - Percy L. Greaves Jr (Ebook) (10-26-14)
  384. Falling to Earth: An Apollo 15 Astronaut's Journey to the Moon - Al Worden (Ebook) (10-30-14)
  385. Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II - Mitchell Zuckoff (Ebook) (11-6-14)
  386. Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln - Doris Kearns Goodwin (11-9-14)
  387. South! (Illustrated) - Sir Ernest Shackleton (Ebook) (11-21-14)
  388. In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette - Hampton Sides (E-library book) (12-3-14)
  389. The God Delusion - Richard Dawkins (E-library book) (12-16-14)
  390. The Myth of a Guilty Nation - Albert Jay Nock (Ebook) (12-20-14)
  391. I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced - Nujood Ali (E-library book) (12-23-14)
  392. Why Is Sex Fun?: The Evolution Of Human Sexuality (Science Masters) - Jared Diamond (E-library book) (1-7-15)
  393. In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin - Erik Larson (E-library book) (1-24-15)
  394. Frozen in Time: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II - Mitchell Zuckoff (E-library book) (2-10-15)
  395. All Roads Led to Shanghai - Clio Calodoukas (Ebook) (2-23-15)
  396. The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century - Thomas L. Friedman (3-22-15)
  397. Philosophy and the Social Problem - Will Durant (Ebook) (4-3-15)
  398. The Difference Engine: Charles Babbage and the Quest to Build the First Computer - Doron Swade (6-22-15)
  399. Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters - Matt Ridley (E-library book) (7-25-15)
  400. Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania - Erik Larson. (E-library book) (8-18-15)
  401. The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature - Matt Ridley (E-library book) (9-2-15)
  402. The Wright Brothers - David McCullough (E-library book) (9-16-15)
  403. The Vast Unknown: America's First Ascent of Everest - Broughton Coburn (Ebook) (9-30-15)
  404. Thunderstruck - Erik Larson (E-library book) (10-20-15)
  405. Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors: A Search for Who We Are - Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan (10-25-15)
  406. 41: A Portrait of My Father - George W. Bush (E-library book) (10-28-15)
  407. The Endurance : Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition - Caroline Alexander (Ebook) (11-1-15)
  408. Fermat's Last Theorem - Simon Singh (Ebook) (11-12-15)
  409. The Selfish Gene: 30th Anniversary edition - Richard Dawkins (Ebook) (12-31-15)
  410. President James Buchanan, a biography - Philip Shriver Klein (Ebook) (3-22-16)
  411. The Lost Men: The Harrowing Saga of Shackleton's Ross Sea Party - Kelly Tyler-Lewis (Ebook) (3-29-16)
  412. Andrew Johnson: A Biography - Hans L. Trefousse (Ebook) (4-26-16)
Author Comments: 

This is a list of books I have read. The date after some of them is the date I finished the book. Some are those that I own, some borrowed and some library books.

The library books are the ones with the call number in parenthesis after the title and author.

Great list!
Which are your favourites?


It's hard to say what my favorite book has been that I have read. There have been so few that I didn't like.

Probably it would be "The Count of Monte Cristo" by Alexandre Dumas, in the Classic section.

In autobiography it is a tie between "Nothing Venture, Nothing Win: His Autobiography" by Sir Edmund Hillary, and "Yeager: An Autobiography" by General Chuck Yeager and Leo Janos. Two ordinary men, doing extraordinary things. "Life is so Good " by George Dawson and Richard Glaubman is also absolutely terrific.

I have enjoyed all the biographies I have read (as well as all the autobiographies), so trying to choose a favorite there is hard.

All of the history books I have read have been real good. Hard to pick a favorite. Looking at my collection, it should be obvious that I am interested in NASA and Aerospace history, as well as Arctic and Antarctic exploration.

Again, I am nearly forty years old. I have a very dubious high school education. I have no college at all. Most of the books on this list were read in the last 2 years. I am reading to learn first, pleasure second. There isn't really any particular thought process behind which books I am reading. I am following my whims and moods, as well as grabbing books as they are available.

Thanks for looking over my list. I love books, and talking about books.

Bill Masom

The only ones I have read from your list is:

The Red Badge of Courage - Stephen Crane (my rating: 3/5)
The Odyssey - Homer (5/5)
The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde (5/5)

The latter two are both on my list of All-Time Favourite Books - both near the top.

I also like NASA, and use this as my homepage
I first spotted this about five years after it was begun, and it took me about 18 months to go back through the whole archive.

One of my recent reading projects is to read Winston Churchill's twelve-volume acccount of the second world war, for which he was awarded the Nobel prize for literature. I have completed the first four volumes so far.

You might see if your library has a copy of The Well-Educated Mind by Bauer. It has suggestions for reading as well as *how* to read them to get the most out of them (as a learning experience).

Just a thought! :) A more entertaining read is How to Read Like a Professor (can't think of the author right now). I found his book helpful too & it's much less formal than the other.



Thank you for the suggestions. I will look them up, and put them on my list of books I want to read.

Of course, reading is learning. Thinking about the what I have read is learning. Pitting two competing ideas, from two different books, to see which idea is most practical, is learning.

Again, thank you for the suggestions. I truly do appreciate them.

Bill Masom

Does the Harvard Thousand and One Nights contain Sir Richard Burton's translation? I really love his translation, and I've noticed that many current editions still use him.

Johnny Waco


It does not look like it, as this is what it says in the introduction to the volume

The translation by E. W. Lane used here has been the standard English version for general reading for eighty years. The translations of “‘Ali Baba” and “‘Ala-ed-Din” are by S. Lane-Poole

You can read the complete introduction here

It appears the the Sir Richard Burton translation did not appear until 1884 (source Wikipedia) and the Havard Classics were put together in 1909, and as far as I know, has never been updated, just reprinted. So, probably they went with the "established" translation that was there at the time, with Burton's not becoming the defacto translation until later.

Hope this helps

Bill Masom

That's all?

That's all, what???

All the books I have ever read? No, this is a list of book I have read in roughly the last five years.

When I was a wee lad, I read tons and tons of books. Westerns, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and blood and guts books.

This list marks my departure from reading pure fiction, to a more heavy fare. I am reading now more for education, to learn something, than for pure pleasure. Though I still enjoy reading very much, if not more now. This list is a record of my course work, if you will, in my obtaining a college degree. I won't actually have one when finished, but it will still be an education, and you can never go wrong by educating yourself.

Thanks for the interest. What have you read? Love to discuss books!

Bill Masom

Sorry Bill, my comment was not meant to be demeaning in any way!

It was an attempt at sarcasm, since I'm thoroughly impressed by your list. You've read more books (and of such a heavy face) than I could hope to read in my whole life! Well done!

Where did you study? I'd be interested to know!

I usually study while laying on my bed.


I know that is not what you meant. You want to know where I go to school. I don't. I have never spent an hour in a college classroom. And now, as I just turned 41 a couple of days ago, I have neither the time, the money, or the energy to pursue a college degree.

So, I am making one up for myself. I don't have any delusions that what I am doing is in any way as valuable as a real college degree, but, it is still valuable to me. The learning I have done these past couple of years! The learning I have ahead of me!

I do not claim to understand everything I have read. In fact, there is much I readily admit to not understanding. But I do learn from all of it. What I don't understand today, often times comes a bit clearer as I read something else. Reading book X will help me understand a bit better book Y, while not entirely getting book X.

I figure when I get through with The Harvard Classics, and the Shelf of Fiction, that I should have nearly the equivalent to a B.A degree in General Studies. Again, not worth a hill of beans in the job market, but completely worth it to me.

As to where I get the time to read all those books? I work at a phone support job, where we are either slammed one call after another, or get 5 to 10 minutes between calls. Then I am usually reading one of The Harvard Classics (on line). When at home, after attending to the wife and kids, I usually read two or three hours a night, when I get the chance. I watch very little television. I also have one of The Harvard Classics in the "throne room", and get five or ten pages a day done in that. So in all probability I have two or three books being read at the same time, and probably average about two hours a day total reading time. Hope this helps.

Thank you for looking. Stop by for a chat now and then.

Bill Masom

Hey Bill,

Thanks for the response! Your genuinely personal interest in learning and reading is extremely refreshing and inspiring!

I graduated from high school earlier this month, and as a parting gift, my English teacher gave me his three favorite classics - "Madame Bovary", "Jane Eyre", and "Ethan Frome". Looking over your extensive list, I noticed you read all three of these novels towards the end of 2006! I also noticed that you've read a huge amount of literature since then, but I am curious to know how you would rank these three texts in order of how much you enjoyed them!

I know I'll be reading all three of these books at some point, but I think I can only complete one of them before heading to college in mid-August. Which one would you recommend?

Thank you for the insight! It is very much appreciated!

Which of those three would I recommend?

All three are good,but I would go with either "Jane Eyre" or "Ethan Frome", with probably a very slight nod to Jane.

Both Jane and Ethan are GREAT books. Bovary, is a classic, and I understand why it is, but I enjoyed Jane and Ethane much more.

So, I would try and get both of those read, and see if you can't squeeze Bovary in before the end of September as well. And then come back and let me know what you thought of all three books. You may have very different opinions of all three. And that would be entirely ok.

What are you majoring in? Good luck, and remember one thing. Just because a professor says it, does not make it true. Search out meaning and truth for yourself, don't rely on ANYBODY to tell you what you should think. Examine each issue and using logic and all available facts, come to the most logical and reasoned conclusion possible. Be yourself, and think for yourself.

Bill Masom

Interesting, we share some favorites.

Ever read Second Foundation - Isaac Asimov. I am not one for science fiction, but this book slapped me across the face with beauty. The caine Mutiny is the only book I have read by Wouk, but I'm planning on reading more by him. My grandmother owns all books by that guy (first edition too)! Watership Down, I read that every summer. I tried to read Dr. Zhivago, but that was in 8th grade and I don't believe I was quite prepared back then. Have you read The Fountainhead? I did not see it, but then again I only scanned through your list a few times...

Any good fantasy books you can recommend?

P.S. Great list!


I am not sure if I have read "Second Foundation". I read the "Foundation Trilogy", not sure if that is what you meant.

The only Ayn Rand I have read is "Anthem", though I have both "Fountainhead" and "Atlas Shrugged" on my shelf waiting to be read.

I found "Dr. Zivago" difficult as well, and I was in my late thirties when I read it. A lot of that comes from the fact that for all the Russian names, there is a nickname and both are used intermixed, sometimes both in the same sentence. I found a real good way of reading books by the Russian authors is to buy Clift Notes, and refer to the list of characters as you go. Didn't do that for Dr. Zivago, but did that for Anna Karenina, and both Dostoyevsky's. I will use that method when tackling War and Peace. I used Clift Notes when reading "Paradise Lost" to great benefit.

Good fantasy? I have really enjoyed anything by David Eddings. Also one of my favorite is "Mordant's Need" by Stephen R Donaldson, a two book series "A Mirror of Her Dreams" and "A Man Rides Through" are the two titles. Also love his book of short stories, "A Daughter of Regals". Another good series is "The Rift War Saga" by Raymond E. Fiest. All of those stand out in my mind for great fantasy.

Curious as to which of your favorites I have read? Other than "Watership Down"? Which others do we have in common that you have liked?

Hope this helps.

Bill Masom

Ah yes. The "Foundation Trilogy" is what I meant, sorry. I only read Second Foundation though, so my mistake.

The Fountainhead is an amazing book. Although I don't have too much experience in the reading department, it was on my instant top 10 books ever read.

From what I remember from Dr. Zhivago it was wayyy to difficult for me. Granted I was in 8th grade, and my mindset was "let's read a college level book to impress mom and dad!" and I think I failed after the first chapter...or the first page. Thank you for the advise, I am planning on reading it in the future, and I do remember the names being confusing, along with everything else for me back then.

I love fantasy, so thank you for the books you mentioned, I will certainly check them out next chance I get and let you know what I think.

From a glance at your list the books we share in common are:
The Great Gatsby, Watership Down, Oliver Twist, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Scarlet Letter, The Wind In the Willows, Of Mice and Men, White Fang, The Call of the Wild, The Caine Mutiny, Anne Frank: Diary of A Young Girl, Fables.

The Count of Monte Cristo is my favorite.


You said, "The Count of Monte Cristo is my favorite."

Mine to, loved that book! While I have enjoyed other books on my list very much, that one would be the one I picked as the very best.

Good luck with your reading and never give up. I read "The Heart of Darkness", and did not get it. But I have read some articles and a couple of commentaries on it, and will try reading it again to see if I can get it the second time.

Bill Masom

Hi, I'm very impressed by your commitment to learn by yourself. I'm at college at the present but since I am not totaly agreeing with the curriculum of my course I am using a methode similar to your own. I mean reading on my own what I feel I need. Your list is a great help in that respect. Thank you.
By the way. I loved Count of Monte Cristo. What a great story!
I will be reading The Heart of Darkness this Summer. I sugest you read, if you didn't already, the novel of Achebe's Things Fall Apart. As it goes, it was a response to that novel by Conrad.
Hope to hear from you, keep going, keep reading! You can write to