books I’ve read

One hundred books I’ve read. Want to see more? Browse my Goodreads shelves. (This list is automatically generated from my most recent Goodreads additions).

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bio
The Boy Who Invented Television, Paul Schatzkin
Truth and Beauty, Ann Patchett
The Solace of Open Spaces, Gretel Ehrlich
Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady, Florence King

dinesen
Titania: the biography of Isak dinesen, Parmenia Migel
Karneval og andre fortællinger, Isak Dinesen
Shadows on the Grass, Isak Dinesen

education
The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher’s Life, Parker J. Palmer
NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children, Po Bronson
Hacking Your Education: Escape Lectures, Save Thousands, and Hustle Your Way to a Brighter Future, Dale J. Stephens

effectiveness
Creating Your Best Life: The Ultimate Life List Guide, Caroline Adams Miller
Do the Work, Steven Pressfield
The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM), Hal Elrod
The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles, Steven Pressfield
Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want, Michael Hyatt
The Power Of Less: The Fine Art of Limiting Yourself to the Essential, Leo Babauta
Still Procrastinating: The No Regrets Guide to Getting It Done, Joseph R. Ferrari

feminism
We Should All Be Feminists, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls (Ballantine Reader’s Circle), Mary Pipher
The Feminine Mystique, Betty Friedan
Woman’s Inhumanity to Woman (Nation Books), Phyllis Chesler

fiction
The Annotated Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
Hrolf Kraki’s Saga, Poul Anderson
People of the Book, Geraldine Brooks
Ready Player One, Ernest Cline
Look at Me, Jennifer Egan
The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt
The Snow Child, Eowyn Ivey
The Martian, Andy Weir
Olive Kitteridge, Elizabeth Strout
To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
The Cider House Rules, John Irving
The Dead and the Gone (Last Survivors, #2), Susan Beth Pfeffer
Rover, Jackie French
Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All, Allan Gurganus
The Smart One, Jennifer Close
The Burgess Boys, Elizabeth Strout
The Last Runaway, Tracy Chevalier
Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders, Neil Gaiman
The Patron Saint of Liars, Ann Patchett
Collected Novellas, Gabriel García Márquez
The Hundred Secret Senses, Amy Tan
The Cranford Chronicles, Elizabeth Gaskell
The Titan’s Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #3), Rick Riordan
The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5), Rick Riordan
One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel García Márquez
The Lovely Bones, Alice Sebold
Back When We Were Grownups, Anne Tyler
State of Wonder, Ann Patchett
Eve Green, Susan Fletcher
Bright Before Us (POWELL’S INDIESPENSIBLE EDITION), Katie Arnold-Ratliff
You Know When the Men Are Gone, Siobhan Fallon
Becoming George Sand, Rosalind Brackenbury
Winter’s Bone, Daniel Woodrell
I Curse the River of Time, Per Petterson
The Fates Will Find Their Way, Hannah Pittard

food
Plenty: One Man, One Woman, and a Raucous Year of Eating Locally, Alisa Smith
All Flesh Is Grass: The Pleasures and Promises of Pasture Farming, Gene Logsdon
Second Nature: A Gardener’s Education, Michael Pollan
Honeybee: Lessons from an Accidental Beekeeper, C. Marina Marchese
Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think, Brian Wansink
Heat: An Amateur’s Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany, Bill Buford
Deeply Rooted: Unconventional Farmers in the Age of Agribusiness, Lisa M. Hamilton
Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook, Anthony Bourdain

graphic
Brief Lives, Neil Gaiman

growth
Art Of Possibility, Rosamund Stone Zander
A Life of Being, Having, and Doing Enough, Wayne Muller
Immunity to Change: How to Overcome It and Unlock the Potential in Yourself and Your Organization, Robert Kegan
Sabbath: Finding Rest, Renewal, and Delight in Our Busy Lives, Wayne Muller

health
The New Rules of Lifting: Six Basic Moves for Maximum Muscle, Lou Schuler
Practical Programming for Strength Training, Mark Rippetoe
Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training, Mark Rippetoe
Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It, Gary Taubes
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen, Christopher McDougall

home
House Thinking: A Room-by-Room Look at How We Live, Winifred Gallagher

language
Eats, Shoots, and Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation, Lynne Truss

leadership
Who, Me Lead a Group?, Jean Illsley Clarke

liberation
Soul of a Citizen: Living With Conviction in a Cynical Time, Paul Rogat Loeb

mothering
What Mothers Do: especially when it looks like nothing, Naomi Stadlen

native
Native Peoples of the Olympic Peninsula: Who We Are, Jacilee Wray

nature
The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of Nature-Deficit Disorder, Richard Louv
The Boomer’s Guide to Lightweight Backpacking: New Gear for Old People, Carol Corbridge

parenting
What Mothers Do: especially when it looks like nothing, Naomi Stadlen
Respectful Parents, Respectful Kids: 7 Keys to Turn Family Conflict into Cooperation, Sura Hart
ScreamFree Parenting: The Revolutionary Approach to Raising Your Kids by Keeping Your Cool, Hal Edward Runkel
Birds + Bees + Your Kids A Guide To Sharing Your Beliefs About Sexualilty, Love, And Relationships, Amy Lang
Sign with Your Baby: How to Communicate with Infants Before They Can Speak, Joseph Garcia

poetry
Heartbeat, Sharon Creech

psychology
The Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extrovert World, Marti Olsen Laney
Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything, Joshua Foer

relationships
The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs, Patricia B. McConnell

sensitivity
Too Loud, Too Bright, Too Fast, Too Tight: What to Do If You Are Sensory Defensive in an Overstimulating World, Sharon Heller
The Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extrovert World, Marti Olsen Laney

sex
Birds + Bees + Your Kids A Guide To Sharing Your Beliefs About Sexualilty, Love, And Relationships, Amy Lang

sociology
Hamlet’s BlackBerry: A Practical Philosophy for Building a Good Life in the Digital Age, William Powers
Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human, Richard W. Wrangham
Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other, Sherry Turkle

writing
The Right to Write: An Invitation and Initiation into the Writing Life, Julia Cameron
On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Non-Fiction, William Zinsser
How to Write: Advice and Reflections, Richard Rhodes
Writing to Learn: How to Write–And Think–Clearly about Any Subject at All, William Zinsser
Writing Away: A Creative Guide to Awakening the Journal-Writing Traveler, Lavinia Spalding