100 Book Reading List, Take 2

  1. A Passage to India by E.M. Forrester
  2. Canterbury Tales by Chaucer
  3. Walden by Thoreau
  4. Plato’s “The Republic
  5. Milton’s “Paradise Lost”
  6. T.S. Eliot’s “The Wasteland”
  7. Ice Bound by Jerri Nielsen
  8. The Artist, the Philosopher, and the Warrior: The Intersecting Lives of Da Vinci, Machiavelli, and Borgia and the World They Shaped
    by Paul Strathern
  9. The Lexus and the Olive Tree by Thomas L. Friedmam
  10. The World is Flat: A Brief History of the 21st Century
  11. Sunrise With Seamonsters
  12. The Plant Hunters: Tales of the Botanist-Explorers Who Enriched Our Gardens by Tyler Whittle
  13. The Plant Hunters: True Stories of Their Daring Adventures to the Far Corners of the Earth by Anita Silvey
  14. Arctic Dreams Paperback by Barry Lopez
  15. About This Life: Journeys on the Threshold of Memory by Barry Lopez
  16. Annapurna: A Woman’s Place by Arlene Blum
  17. Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
  18. Running the Amazon by Joe Kane
  19. Touching the Void by Joe Simpson
  20. Life on Ice by Lonnie Dupre
  21. North to the Night: A Spiritual Odyssey in the Arctic by Alvah Simon
  22. Future Arctic: Field Notes from a World on the Edge by Edward Struzik
  23. The Last Viking: The Life of Roald Amundsen by Stephen R. Bown
  24. Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone by Martin Dugard
  25. A Ride Into the Neon Sun by Josie Dew
  26. The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux
  27. The River at the Center of the World: A Journey Up the Yangtze, and Back in Chinese Time by Simon Winchester
  28. Black Holes and Quantum Cats by Jennifer Ouellette
  29. The Emperor Far Away: Travels at the Edge of China by David Eimer
  30. The Father by Alfred Habegger
  31. Health and the Rise of Civilization by Mark Nathan Cohen
  32. Citizen Soldiers by Stephen Ambrose
  33. Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
  34. Dragon Lady by Sterling Seagrave
  35. The Lost by Daniel Mendelsohn
  36. The Judgment of Paris by Ross King
  37. Grand Centaur Station by Larry Frolick
  38. German Boy by Wolfgang W.E. Samuel
  39. A History of Egypt by Jason Thompson.
  40. Shogun by James Clavell
  41. Tai-Pan by James Clavell
  42. King Rat by James Clavell
  43. Noble House by James Clavell
  44. Gai-Jin by James Clavell
  45. Whirlwind by James Clavell
  46. Black Mass by DIck Lehr and Gerard O’Neill
  47. Union Atlantic by Adam Haslett
  48. Kissinger: A Biography by Walter Isaacson
  49. Red China Blues by Jan Wong
  50. Notes From a Small Island by Bill Bryson
  51. The Swamp: The Everglades, Florida, and the Politics of Paradise by Michael Grunwald
  52. The Fifth Book of Peace by Maxine Hong Kingston
  53. Einstein’s Miraculous Year
  54. Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic by Neil deGrasse Tyson
  55. A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
  56. Cosmos by Carl Sagan
  57. God Created the Integers by Stephen Hawking
  58. Mistress of Modernism: The Life of Peggy Guggenheim by Mary V. Dearborn
  59. Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
  60. The Mother Tongue by Bill Bryson
  61. The Know-It-All by A.J. Jacobs
  62. A Thousand Days in Venice by Marlena De Blasi
  63. Dry Storeroom No. 1: The Secret Life of the Natural History Museum by Richard Fortey
  64. Oleander, Jacaranda by Penelope Lively
  65. Stuart Little by E.B. White
  66. The Lost Heart of Asia by Colin Thubron
  67. A Gringa in Guanaja by Sharon Lee Collins
  68. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
  69. Sheba: Through the Desert in Search of the Legendary Queen by Nicholas Clapp
  70. The Lost Colony of the Templars by Steven Sora
  71. The Search for the Pink-Headed Duck by Rory Nugent
  72. Gifted Grownups by Marylou Kelly Strzenewski
  73. Fresh Air Fiend by Paul Theroux
  74. Dark Star Safari by Paul Theroux
  75. Billions and Billions by Carl Sagan
  76. The Universe in a Nutshell by Stephen Hawking
  77. The Demon-Haunted World by Carl Sagan
  78. Pale Blue Dot by Carl Sagan
  79. Broca’s Brain by Carl Sagan
  80. Gandhi’s autobiography
  81. Video Night in Kathmandu by Pico Iyer
  82. Color: A Natural History of the Palette by Victoria Finlay/li>
  83. Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  84. Stargazer: The Life and Times of the Telescope by Fred Watson
  85. Is Journalism Worth Dying For?: Final Dispatches by Anna Politkovskaya and Arch Tait
  86. The Two Koreas: A Contemporary History by Don Oberdorfer and Robert Carlin
  87. Blue Willow by Doris Gates
  88. The Patchwork Girl of Oz by L. Frank Baum
  89. Road Fever by Tim Cahill
  90. Jackson Pollock: An American Saga by Steven Naifeh and Gregory Smith
  91. Out of Eden: An Odyssey of Ecological Invasion by Alan Burdick
  92. The Tale of Genji by Lady Murasaki
  93. Beowulf by Seamus Heaney
  94. Europe: A History by Norman Davies
  95. Chasing Matisse: A Year in France Living My Dream by James Morgan
  96. Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
  97. Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
  98. The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie
  99. The Happy Isles of Oceania by Paul Theroux
  100. The Mathers: Three Generations of Puritan Intellectuals, 1596-1728 by Robert Middlekauff
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