“Literature is my Utopia.”
Helen Keller (1880-1968)

Foreword:  As noted elsewhere, the books listed are only those which I have read or re-read within the past decade and which are exceptionally good or unusually bad (and, thus, merit comment).  Sadly, the list omits 80% of my  readings since college, as I simply didn’t make notes in that now distant past.

Allcott – Little Women
Allen – As A Man Thinketh
Angell – New Barbarian
Arenas – Before Night Falls
Armstrong – History of God
Bach – Jonathon Livingston Seagull
Baghavad Gita
Baum – Word’s Living Religions
Behe – Darwin’s Black Box
Blech – Anti-Semitism Causes
Bloom – Islam
Boccaccio – Decameron
Borysenko – Power of the Mind to Heal
Bronte – Wuthering Heights
Bryson – History of Almost Everything
Bryson – Shakespeare
Carnegie – How to Win Friends
Carnegie – Public Speaking
Dawood – Koran
Hardy – Darkling Thrush
Behe – Darwin’s Black Box
Bernier – Corelli’s Mandolin
Butler – The Way of All Flesh
Calder – Einstein’s Universe
Calder – Magic Universe
Calvino – Baron in the Trees
Holeman – Linnet Bird
Cervantes – Don Quixote
Hitchens – The Trial of Henry Kissenger
Chappell – The Inescapable Self
Chaucer – Canterbury Tales
Chekhov’s Best Plays
Chernow – Washington, A Life
Chin – Analects of Confucius
Cleary – Tao
Cohan – Last Tycoon, Lazard Freres
Collins – Language of God
Confucius – Analects
Cox – E=mc2
Dante – Divine Comedy
Das – Paths to God
Doidge – Brain That Changes Itself
Dostoyevsky – Brothers Karamazov
Dreiser – Jennie Gerhardt
Dreiser – Sister Carrie
Dreiser – Twelve Men
Durant – Greatest Minds
Easley – Guide to the Bible
Eliot, Geo. – Silas Marner
Eliot, T.S. – Selected Poems
Epictetus-Lebell – Art of Living
Epictetus – Discourses
Erman – Misquoting Jesus
Faulkner – Sound and Fury
Faulks – Birdsong
Faulks – Engleby
Fitzgerald – Great Gatsby
Flannery – Eternal Frontier
Flaubert – Madame Bovary
Follett – Pillars of the Earth
Ford – Good Soldier
Hill – Shakespeare’s Insults
Gladwell – Tipping Point
Glynn – God the Evidence
Godin – Unleashing the Idea Virus
Gnostic Bible
Goethe – Faust
Gopnik – Angels & Ages
Gould – Wonderful Life
Green – Elegant Universe
Greenspan – Age of Turbulence
Gruen – Water for Elephants
Hagel – American The Next Chapter
Haidt – Happiness Hypothesis
Harbach – Art of Fielding
Hardy – Darkling Thrush
Harford – Logic of [Economic] Life
Harris – End of [Violent] Faith
Hardy – Far from the Madding Crowd
Hardy – Jude the Obscure
Hardy – Tess of Dubervilles
Hawking – Brief History of Time
Hendricks – Lao Tzu
Heinrichs – Thank You for Not Arguing
Homer – Illiad
Hugo – Les Miserables
Hume – Dialogues of Natural Religion
Hume – Enquiry on Human Understanding
Jacobovici – Jesus Family Tomb
Jacobson – JOBS
Johnson – Hinduism
Joyce – Portrait of an Artist
Kaku – Physics of the Future
Kilpatrick – Buffett, Of Permanent Value
Kingsolver – Poisonwood Bible
Kurzweil – Singularity Is Near
Lamont – Humanism
Larson – Devil in the White City
Larson – Thunderstruck
Larson – Isaacs’s Storm
Lawrence, DH – Sons and Lovers
Lawrence, DH – Women in Love
Levenson – Symbols of Buddhism
Lewis – Mere Christianity
Liss – Spectacle of Corruption
Liss – The Coffee Trader
Lord – What Kind of World
Machiavelli – The Prince
Mailer – Naked and the Dead
Mamdani –Good Muslim, Bad Muslim
Marber – Seeing the Elephant
Marquez – Love in the Time
Millay – Savage Beauty
Mitchell – Gone with the Wind
Mogg – Sovereign Individual
Morris – Crucible of Creation
Mortenson – Three Cups of Tea
Nafisi – Reading Lolita in Tehran
Nemirovsky – Suite Franchaise
Orwell – Nineteen Eighty-Four
Paine – Age of Reason
Pasternak – Dr. Zhivago
Price – Lush Life
Ridley – Genome
Ringer – Action
Roberts – Shantaram
Rodgers – Mencken, Iconoclast
Rogers – Gift to Daughters
Rostand – Cyrano de Bergerac
Zacharias – Lotos and Cross
Russell – Why Not a Christian
Sabatini – Scaramouche
Sagan – Cosmos
Salinger – Catcher in the Rye
Sears – Anti-Aging Zone
Scharfstein – The Torah
Shelton – Meltdown
Hendricks – Lao Tzu
Smick – World Is Curved
Sobel – Longitude
Spong – Sins of Scripture
Zacharias – Jesus Other Gods
Stockett – The Help
St. Exupery – The Little Prince
St. Exupery – Wind, Sand and Stars
Styne – American Alone
Tannehill – Market for Liberty
Thoreau – Walden
Tolstoy – War and Peace
TS Eliot – Selected Poems
Turgenev – Fathers & Sons
Turgenev – First Love
Twain – Mysterious Stranger
Verghese – Cutting for Stone
Voltaire – Candide
Heller – Catch 22
Voltaire – Treatise on Tolerance
Vonnegut – Man without a Country
Wilde – Dorian Gray
Wilde – Importance of Being Earnest
Wilde – Oscar Wilde’s Poems
William James Writings
Wincheser – Story of Oxford Dictionar
Wilson – Confucius Wisdom
Wolfe  A Man in Full
Zacharias – Can Man Live without God

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