Favorite Books

You might be wondering whether my blog is worth reading. After all, what one person loves another person hates. So in the interest of full disclosure, here’s a list of some of my favorite books:

Children’s Books
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
Oh, the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Looking Backward by Edward Bellamy
Shopgirl: a Novella by Steve Martin

Historical Fiction
Forever: A Novel by Pete Hamill
Moloka’i by Alan Brennert
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
Time and Again by Jack Finney

Short Stories
Bradbury Stories: 100 of His Most Celebrated Tales by Ray Bradbury

Other Fiction
Blindness by Jose Saramago
Ishmael by Daniel Quinn
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
The Plot Against America by Philip Roth
The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
Papillon by Henri Charriere

The Economic Naturalist: In Search of Explanations for Everyday Enigmas by Robert H. Frank
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t by Jim Collins
Small Giants: Companies that Choose to be Great Instead of Big by Bo Burlingham
The Trusted Advisor by David H. Maister, Charles H. Green and Robert M. Galford

Crucial Confrontations by Joseph Grenny, Kerry Patterson, David Maxfield, Ron McMillan & Al Switzler
Thank you for Arguing : What Aristotle, Lincoln, and Homer Simpson Can Teach Us About the Art of Persuasion by Jay Heinrichs
You Just Don’t Understand: Women and Men in Conversation by Deborah Tannen

The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge by David McCullough
Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand

Awakenings by Oliver Sacks
The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph Ffom the Frontiers of Brain Science by Norman Doidge
How to Read a French Fry: And Other Stories of Intriguing Kitchen Science by Russ Parsons

Abraham: A Journey to the Heart of Three Faiths by Bruce Feiler
The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life by Rosamund Stone Zander & Benjamin Zander
The Best Buddhist Writing 2005 by Melvin McLeod
God Against the Gods: The History of the War Between Monotheism and Polytheism by Jonathan Kirsch
The Monk & the Philosopher: Father & Son Discuss the Meaning of Life by Jean-Francois Revel & Matthieu Ricard

Women’s Studies
The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image by Leonard Shlain
Bachelor Girl: 100 Years of Breaking the Rules–a Social History of Living Single by Betsy Israel


9 responses to “Favorite Books

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  3. Have you ever read any of Jodi Picoult’s books? She wrote a few of my favorites and I highly recommend you have a look at them. xoxo Jazz

  4. No I have not, which of her books would you recommend I start with? Thanks!

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  8. your blog’s worth reading, of course! loved it.

  9. Your lists have amazing overlaps with my lists. Within the last year or two I have read The Alchemist, Forever, Good to Great, the 4-hour workweek, Time and Again and The Time Traveler’s Wife. This is just from your “favorites” page. Amazing.

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