I’ve got to remember to read this…

This is an evolving list. I’m not sure I will ever get to these books, but it takes a little pressure off to write them down. Please feel free to recommend books here too!

Recent Additions:

The Great Animal Orchestra by Bernie Krauss

Capital by Thomas Piketty (Bill Moyers recommends)

Writing/Grammar Books:

  • 20 Master Plots and How to Build Them by Ronald B Tobias
  • The Grammar Book by Marianne Celce-Murcia and Diane Larsen Freeman
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language by Marianne Celce-Murcia and Marguerite Ann Snow
  • Writing Creative Nonfiction edited by Carolyn Forche and Philip Gerard

Books for Work:

  • Lights Out: The Electricity Crisis, the Global Economy, and What It Means to You by Jason Makansi
  • The Grid: A Journey Through the Heart of Our Electrified World by Philip F Schewe
  • From Edison to Enron: The Business of Power and What It Means for the Future of Electricity by Richard Munson
  • Understanding Today’s Electricity Business by Bob Shirely
  • Damned If We Don’t! Ideas for Accelerating Change Around Water by Christopher Peacock (wateranthology.com)
  • The Value of Water Book Project by Donna Vincent Roa (www.thevalueofwater.org)


  • Angle in Repose by Wallace Stegner
  • Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver
  • Atonement by Ian McEwan
  • The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
  • The Bookseller of Kabul
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • Brothers K by David James Duncan
  • Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightime by Mark Haddon
  • Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis De Bemier
  • Confederacy of Dunces by John K Toole
  • Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
  • Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
  • The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  • Camulod Chronicles by Jack Whyte
  • Demanding Dignity: Young Voices From the Front Lines of the Arab Revolutions edited by Maytha Alhassen and Ahmed Shihab-Eldin
  • Don’t Tell by Karen Rose
  • Dune by Frank Herbert
  • The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • Excellent Women by Barbara Pym
  • The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  • A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
  • Fifth Business by Robertson Davies
  • Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  • Handmade’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • Heart of a Dog by Bulgakov
  • A History of the Senses by Diane Ackerman
  • House of Suns by Alastair Reynolds
  • I, Claudius by Robert Graves
  • In the Lake of the Woods by Tim O’Brien
  • Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
  • Ishmael by Daniel Quinn
  • A Journal of the Plague of Years by Daniel Defoe
  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  • Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset
  • Lajja by Taslima Nasrim
  • The Last Empress by Anchee Min
  • Life: A User’s Manual by Georges Perec
  • Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
  • Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  • The Magic Tree House book series
  • Mating by Norman Rush
  • Microserfs by Douglas Coupland
  • The Mists of Avalon by Marion Z Bradley
  • The Mortal Instrument series by Cassandra Clare
  • Narcissus and Goldman by Hermann Hesse
  • Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
  • Our Moon Has Blood Clots by Rahul Pandita
  • The Plague by Albert Camas
  • Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
  • The Pioneer Woman by Ree Drummond
  • A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
  • The Prefect by Alastair Reynolds
  • Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
  • Russian Forest by Leonid Leonov
  • Secret History by Donna Tartt
  • School for Fools by Sokolov
  • The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles
  • Shibumi by Trevanian
  • Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  • The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick
  • Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
  • Stones from the River by Ursula Hegi
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Hurston
  • Transitions Making Sense of Life’s Changes by William Bridges
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
  • To Be Sung Underwater by Tom McNeal
  • The Villiage by Ivan Bunin
  • Walking Across Egypt by Clive Edgerton
  • We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
  • The World of Andrei Sakharov: A Russian Physicist’s Path to Freedom by Gennady Gorelik
  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  • Zhuangzi

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