Books to Read (Owned)

I own a lot of books. Probably about 400 or more books. And of those, there are many that I have not read. So many, that I feel the need to keep a list of them…


  1. The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide by Douglas Adams
  2. In the Name of Salome by Julia Alvarez
  3. Surfacing by Margaret Atwood
  4. The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood
  5. Go Tell it On the Mountain by James Baldwin
  6. Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
  7. The Plague by Albert Camus
  8. O Pioneers! by Willa Sibert Cather
  9. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  10. The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards
  11. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
  12. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  13. Buying a Fishing Rod for my Grandfather & Stories by Gao Xingjian
  14. A Dictionary of Maqiao by Han Shaogong
  15. The Scarlett Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  16. Turn of the Screw by Henry James
  17. Prodigal Summer: A Novel by Barbara Kingsolver
  18. The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis
  19. Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life by Herman Melville
  20. Oxygen by Andrew Miller
  21. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
  22. Straight Man by Richard Russo
  23. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  24. East of Eden by John Steinbeck
  25. Uncle Tom’s Cabin Or, Life Among the Lowly by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  26. Monkey: Folk Novel of China by Wu Che’ng en


  1. The Path of the Dream Healer by Adam
  2. Growing Great Employees: Turning Ordinary People into Extraordinary Performers by Erika Andersen
  3. Roone: A Memoir by Roone Arledge
  4. Mind Over Matter: Why Intellectual Capital is the Chief Source of Wealth by Ronald J. Baker
  5. Travellers’ Wildlife Guides Hawaii by Leo Beletsky
  6. Our Bodies, Ourselves: A New Edition for a New Era by the Boston Women’s Health Book Collective
  7. Running with Scissors: A Memoir by Augusten Burroughs
  8. How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie
  9. Know-How: The 8 Skills That Separate People Who Perform from Those Who Don’t by Ram Charan
  10. Becoming Japanese: Colonial Taiwan & the Politics of Identity Formation by Leo T. S. Ching
  11. Accelerate: 20 Practical Lessons to Boost Business Momentum by Dan Coughlin
  12. The Compassionate Life by His Holiness the Dalai Lama / Tenzin Gyatso
  13. The Obvious: All You Need to Know in Business. Period by James Dale
  14. Infections and Inequalities: The Modern Plagues by Paul Farmer
  15. Duel: Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and the Future of America by Thomas J. Fleming
  16. The Lucky Shopping Manual: Building and Improving Your Wardrobe Piece by Piece by Kim France and Andrea Linett
  17. The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan
  18. True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership (J-B Warren Bennis Series) by Bill George
  19. Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia by Elizabeth Gilbert
  20. The Votes that Counted: how the Court Decided the 2000 Presidential Election by Howard Gillman
  21. Personal History by Katharine Graham
  22. Life with Two Languages: an Introduction to Bilingualism by François Grosjean
  23. Cell-Level Healing: The Bridge from Soul to Cell by Joyce Whiteley Hawkes
  24. Manufacturing Consent: the Political Economy of Mass Media by Edward S. Herman & Noam Chomsky
  25. The Histories (Penguin Classics) by Herodotus
  26. Ask and It Is Given: Learning to Manifest Your Desires by Esther Hicks, Jerry Hicks and Wayne Dyer
  27. Leviathan: Authoritative Text : Backgrounds Interpretations (Norton Critical Editions) by Thomas Hobbes
  28. Sisters and Strangers: Women in the Shanghai Cotton Mills, 1919-1949 by Emily Hoing
  29. Ka Lei Ha’Aheo: Beginning Hawaiian by Alberta Pualani Hopkins
  30. Ka Lei Ha’Aheo: Teachers Guide and Answer Key by Alberta Pualani Hopkins
  31. The End of Science: Facing the Limits of Knowledge in the Twilight of the Scientific Age by John Horgan
  32. The Spiral Road: Change in a Chinese Village Through the Eyes of a Communist Party Leader by Huang Shu-Min
  33. Family: The Compact Among Generations by James E. Hughes Jr.
  34. A People’s History of the Supreme Court by Peter Irons
  35. Exceeding Customer Expectations: What Enterprise, America’s #1 Car Rental Company, Can Teach You About Creating Lifetime Customers by Kirk Kazanjian
  36. What iI? The World’s Foremost Military Historians Imagine What Might Have Been by Robert Cowley (editor)
  37. Faithful: Two Diehard Boston Red Sox Fans Chronicle the Historic 2004 Season by Stephen King and Stewart O’Nan
  38. The Dream Manager by Matthew Kelly
  39. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: a Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver
  40. The Science of Success: How Market-Based Management Built the World’s Largest Private Company by Charles G. Koch
  41. Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
  42. Readings in Managerial Psychology by Harold J. Leavitt, Louis R. Pondy and David M. Boje
  43. The Future of Ideas: the Fate of the Commons in a Connected World by Lawrence Lessig
  44. The Witch-Hunt in Early Modern Europe by Brian Levack
  45. Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael Lewis
  46. Hawaii’s Story by Hawaii’s Queen by Liliuokalani
  47. Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong by James W. Loewen
  48. The Best American Spiritual Writing 2005 by Barry Lopez (Introduction) and Philip Zaleski (Series Editor)
  49. High Tide: The Truth About Our Climate Crisis by Mark Lynas
  50. Notes of Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787 by James Madison / United States Constitutional Convention
  51. Strategy and the Fat Smoker: Doing What’s Obvious But Not Easy by David H Maister
  52. Full of Bull: Do What Wall Street Does, Not What It Says, To Make Money in the Market by Stephen T. McClellan
  53. Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship by Jon Meacham
  54. Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters: From Dating, Shopping, and Praying to Going to War and Becoming a Billionaire– Two Evolutionary Psychologists Explain Why We Do What We Do by Alan S. Miller & Satoshi Kanazawa
  55. Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi
  56. The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream by Barack Obama
  57. Common Sense by Thomas Paine
  58. The Pleasure Prescription by Paul Pearsall
  59. Writing Your Own Pleasure Prescription by Paul Pearsall
  60. Rebels and Revolutionaries in North China 1845-1945 by Elizabeth J. Perry
  61. The Templar Revelation by Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince
  62. The Language Instinct by Steven Pinker
  63. William Randolph Hearst: The Later Years, 1911-1951 by Ben Procter
  64. The Joy of Living: Unlocking the Secret and Science of Happiness by Yongey Rinpoche Mingyur
  65. The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche
  66. Environmental Politics and Policy by Walter A. Rosenbaum
  67. Basic Political Writings by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  68. Selling Sucks: How to Stop Selling and Start Getting Prospects to Buy! by Frank J. Rumbauskas Jr.
  69. Being Good: Women’s Moral Values in Early America by Martha Saxton
  70. Naked by David Sedaris
  71. Exposed: The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products and What’s at Stake for American Power by Mark Schapiro
  72. The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of the Learning Organization by Peter M. Senge
  73. West of Then by Tara Bray Smith
  74. Red Star Over China: the Classic Account of the Birth of Chinese Communism by Edgar Snow
  75. Wanderlust: a History of Walking by Rebecca Solnit
  76. The Rhetoric of Empire: Colonial Discourse in Journalism, Travel Writing, and Imperial Administration by David Spurr
  77. Engaged Leadership: Building a Culture to Overcome Employee Disengagement by Clint Swindall
  78. Legal Negotiation in a Nutshell (Nutshell Series) by Larry L. Teply
  79. God In All Worlds: An Anthology of Contemporary Spiritual Writing by Lucinda Vardey
  80. Vatsyayana Kamasutra by Mallanaga Vatsyayana
  81. The Fall of Imperial China by Frederic Wakeman Jr.
  82. The Idea Factory: Learning to Think at MIT by Pepper White
  83. The Moral Animal: Why We Are, the Way We Are: The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology by Robert Wright
  84. Get Ahead by Going Abroad: A Woman’s Guide to Fast-track Career Success by C. Perry Yeatman & Stacie Nevadomski Berdan
  85. To the Storm: the Odyssey of a Revolutionary Chinese Woman by Daiyun Yue and Carolyn Wakeman

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