Reading List

This list has grown over the years, and I can only imagine it will continue:

 

TRAVEL

My First Summer in the Sierra – Muir

The Wild Muir: Twenty-2 of John Muir’s Greatest Adventures – Stetson

Travel as a Political Act – Steves

The Great Railway Bazaar – Theroux

The urban Circus: Travels with Mexico’s Malabaristas – Rainsford

Tangier: A Literary Guide for Travellers – Shoemaker

The Kama Sutra Diaries – Howard

The Train in Spain – Howse

The Wanderess – Payne

The Anatomy of Restlessness – Chatwin

The New York Nobody Knows – Helmreich

Wanderlust – Eaves

The Best American Travel Writing – Gilbert

The Footloose American – Kevin

Conde Nast Traveler Book of Unforgettable Journeys –

The Tao of Travel – Theroux

Bend to Baja – Johnson

Walden On Wheels – Ilgunas

Turn Right At Machu Picchu – Adams

Get In The Van – Rollins

Behind the Beautiful Forevers – Boo

The Adventure Capitalist – Woodman

The Robber of Memories – Jacobs

The Good Girl’s Guide to Getting Lost – Friedman

BIOGRAPHIES

The Autobiography of Malcolm X as told by Alex Haley

Stuntman! – Needham

A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald – Fowler

Autobiography – Morrissey

Just Kids – Smith

SUBCULTURE/COUNTERCULTURE

Homeland-Doctorow

No Place to Hide – Greenwald

American Cultural Rebels – Kotynek Cohassey

The Making of a Counterculture – Roszak

Against Interpretation – Sontag

Confessions of a Sociopath – Thomas

Free Culture – Lessig

Guyland- Kimmel

CLASSICS

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Kesey

Atonement – McEwan

The Idiot – Dostoevsky

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter – McCullers

Speak, Memory – Nabokov

Junky – Burroughs

Tropic of Cancer – Miller

The Sea, The Sea – Iris Murdoch

Middlesex – Eugenides

The Talented Mr. Ripley – Highsmith

Book of Sand – Borges

A Room Of One’s Own – Woolf

The Turn of the Screw – James

Screwtape Letters – CS Lewis

CONTEMPORARIES

The Sentimentalist – Stavros

Submarine – Dunthorne

The Stranger’s Child – Hollinghurst

Invisible Cities – Italo Calvino

The Joke – Kundera

What We Talk About When We Talk About love – Carver

Letters to Wendy’s – Wenderoth

HISTORY/PHILOSOPHY

Bhagavad Gita As It Is

The Fear Project – Yogis

Saltwater Buddha – Yogis

Human, All Too Human – Nietzsche

Assholes A Theory – James

Blue Mind – Nichols

Deep – Nestor

The History of Western Philosophy – Russell

The Teachings of Rumi – Harvey

Letters of Note – Usher

A Brief History of Thought – Ferry

Pieces of Light – Fernyhough

The Greatest Stories Never Told – Beyer

Anarchism and Other Essays – Goldman

LANGUAGE

Through the Language Glass – Deutscher

CULTURE

Taking Care of Sibo’s Gifts – Sanchez, Mayorga, Palmer = Bribri oral history

Mamita Yunai – Fallas (banana plantations in CR)

The teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge – Castaneda

Hidden Cities: A Memoir of Urban Exploration – Gates

The Pirates of Somalia – Bahadur

Franco’s Crypt: Spanish Culture and Memory since 1936 – Treglown

I Stand Corrected – Collinsworth

Social Physics – Pentland

RELIGION

The God Factor – Falsani

Diary of a Writer – Dostoyevsky

Existentialism is a Humanism, Being & Nothingness – both by Sartre

Varieties of Religious Experience – William James

The Moral Landscape – Harris

Mixing Minds – Jennings

The Book: On the Taboo against knowing who you are – Watts

The Authenticity of Faith – Beck

The Happy Atheist – Myers

Science and Religion in Quest of Truth – Polkinghome

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