Book List

An ever-growing list of books to read added randomly though the bulk came from an Amazon wish list backlog.

Art & Design

  1. Deyan Sudjic, B is for Bauhaus: An A-Z of the Modern World
  2. Edward R. Tufte, Envisioning Information
  3. David Okuefuna, The Dawn of the Color Photograph: Albert Kahn’s Archives of the Planet
  4. Barbara Getty, Write Now: The Complete Program For Better Handwriting
  5. Donald A. Norman, The Design of Everyday Things
  6. Calvin Tomkins, Living Well Is the Best Revenge
  7. Edmund de Waal, White Road: A Pilgrimage of Sorts
  8. Noah Charney, The Art of Forgery: The Minds, Motives and Methods of the Master Forgers
  9. Agnes Martin: Her Life and Art Hardcover by Nancy Princenthal
  10. Gail Levin, Edward Hopper: The Art and the Artist
  11. Mason Currey, Daily Rituals: How Artists Work
  12. Edward Hopper


  1. Langenscheidt Standard Dictionary German: German – English / English – German. 130,000 references


  1. Upton Sinclair, The Brass Check: A Study of American Journalism
  2. William Zinsser, On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Edition: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction
  3. Stephen Fry, The Ode Less Travelled: Unlocking the Poet Within


  1. The WikiLeaks Files: The World According to US Empire
  2. Glenn Greenwald, No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State
  3. Niccolo Machiavelli (Author), George Bull (Translator), The Prince
  4. Daniel J. Boorstin, The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America
  5. Edward S. Herman, Noam Chomsky, Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media


  1. Benjamin Graham (Author), Jason Zweig (Author), Warren E. Buffett (Collaborator), The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing. A Book of Practical Counsel
  2. Thomas Piketty, Capital in the Twenty-First Century


  1. Joshua Foer, Moonwalking With Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything
  2. Frank Partnoy, Wait: The Art and Science of Delay
  3. Piero Taruffi, The Technique of Motor Racing (Driving)
  4. George Michelsen, Zero Decibels: The Quest for Absolute Silence
  5. Dale Carnegie, How To Win Friends and Influence People
  6. David Suisman, Selling Sounds: The Commercial Revolution in American Music
  7. Lao Tzu (Author), Derek Lin (Author), Tao Te Ching: Annotated & Explained
  8. Lisa Birnbach, The Official Preppy Handbook
  9. Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Portable Emerson
  10. Rasmus Hougaard (Author), Jacqueline Carter (Author), Gillian Coutts, One Second Ahead: Enhance Your Performance at Work with Mindfulness
  11. Mary Norris, Between You & Me
  12. Marie Kondo, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
  13. Alain De Botton, How Proust Can Change Your Life
  14. Seneca (Author), C. D. N. Costa (Translator), On the Shortness of Life (Penguin Great Ideas)
  15. Peter Block, Flawless Consulting: A Guide to Getting Your Expertise Used
  16. Margareta Magnusson, The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning
  17. Cal Newport, Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
  18. Rebecca Skloot, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Biography, Memoirs, & Stories

  1. Christopher Hitchens, Hitch-22: A Memoir
  2. Edward Rice, Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton: A Biography
  3. Alex Goldfarb (Author), Marina Litvinenko (Author), Death of a Dissident: The Poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko and the Return of the KGB
  4. Wil Haygood, Sweet Thunder: The Life and Times of Sugar Ray Robinson
  5. Linda Himelstein, The King of Vodka: The Story of Pyotr Smirnov and the Upheaval of an Empire
  6. Cheryl Strayed, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
  7. Emily Witt, Future Sex

Science Fiction

  1. Philip K. Dick, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?


  1. Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man
  2. Kurt Vonnegut, The Sirens of Titan: A Novel
  3. Don DeLillo, White Noise
  4. Giuseppe Di Lampedusa (Author), Archibald Colquhuon (Translator), The Leopard: A Novel Paperback
  5. Adelle Waldman, The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.: A Novel
  6. Truman Capote, The Complete Stories (Penguin Classics)
  7. Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged
  8. William S. Burrough, Naked Lunch
  9. William Faulkner, As I Lay Dying
  10. Georges Perec (Author), David Bellos (Translator), Life: A User’s Manual
  11. Ernest Hemingway, The Garden of Eden
  12. Carlos Castaneda, The Teachings of Don Juan: a Yaqui Way of Knowledge
  13. George Grossmith, Weedon Grossmith; The Diary of a Nobody