reading list
a mostly chronological list of all the books i read.
naturally the body of things read before i began keeping this list is quite spotty...
comments on some books can be found here.

i'm now using goodreads and don't update this list anymore.

the girl who kicked the hornet's nest, stieg larsson.
the girl who played with fire, stieg larsson.
born to run: a hidden tribe, superathletes, and the greatest race the world has never seen, christopher mcdougall. to the lighthouse, virginia woolf.
the hours, michael cunningham.
the girl with the dragon tattoo, stieg larsson.
freakonomics: a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything, steven d. levitt & stephen j. dubner.
the hotel new hampshire, john irving.
wicked: the life and times of the wicked witch of the west, gregory maguire.
the cuckoo's egg: tracking a spy through the maze of computer espionage, cliff stoll.
a geography of time: the temporal misadventures of a social psychologist, or how every culture keeps time just a little bit differently, robert levine.
pastwatch: the redemption of christopher columbus, orson scott card.
selected short stories, d.h. lawrence.
dune, frank herbert.
the blank slate, steven pinker.
the best of roald dahl, roald dahl.
the robber bride, margaret atwood.
stiff: the curious lives of human cadavers, mary roach.
self-rescue, david j. fasulo.
advanced rock climbing, john long & craig luebben.
climbing anchors, john long & bob gaines.
on the road, jack kerouac.
the art of possibility, rosamund stone zander & benjamin zander.
cafe europa, slavenka drakulic.
blind willow, sleeping woman, haruki murakami.
the four agreements, don miguel ruiz.
the blind assassin, margaret atwood.
travesties, tom stoppard.
angela's ashes, frank mccourt.
the botany of desire, michael pollan.
sex and bacon: why i love things that are very, very bad for me, sarah katherine lewis.
the sound of waves, yukio mishima.
getting things done: the art of stress-free productivity, david allen.
eat, pray, love: one woman's search for everything across italy, india and indonesia, elizabeth gilbert.
"why do i love these people?": understanding, surviving, and creating your own family, po bronson.
the omnivore's dilemma: a natural history of four meals, michael pollan.
the wall, jeff long.
the areas of my expertise, john hodgman.
flatland: a romance of many dimensions, edwin abbott.
harry potter and the half-blood prince, j. k. rowling.
created in darkness by troubled americans: the best of mcsweeney's humor category, eds. dave eggers, kevin shay, lee epstein, john warner, and suzanne kleid.
harry potter and the order of the phoenix, j. k. rowling.
life after god, douglas coupland.
sin and syntax: how to craft wickedly effective prose, constance hale.
kitchen confidential: adventures in the culinary underbelly, anthony bourdain.
the best american nonrequired reading 2006, edited by dave eggers.
the best american nonrequired reading 2003, edited by dave eggers.
memories of my melancholy whores, gabriel garcia marquez.
indecent: how i make it and fake it as a girl for hire, sarah katherine lewis.
collapse: how societies choose to fail or succeed, jared diamond.
choke, chuck palahniuk.
daughter of fortune, isabel allende.
portrait in sepia, isabel allende.
what color is your parachute? 2006 edition, richard nelson bolles.
procrastination: why you do it, what to do about it, jane b. burka & lenora m. yuen.
the mysteries of pittsburgh, michael chabon.
the curious incident of the dog in the night-time, mark haddon.
the chicago manual of style, 15th edition.
the copyeditor's handbook, amy einsohn.
new rules: polite musings from a timid observer, bill maher.
guns, germs, and steel: the fates of human societies, jared diamond.
adultery & other choices, andre dubus.
do what you are, paul d. tieger & barbara barron-tieger.
baudolino, umberto eco.
catch-22, joseph heller. (re-reading)
the power of babel: a natural history of language, john mcwhorter.
between a rock and a hard place, aron ralston.
way of the peaceful warrior & sacred journey of the peaceful warrior, dan millman.
still life with woodpecker, tom robbins.
lamb to the slaughter and other stories, roald dahl.
the electric kool-aid acid test, tom wolfe.
boy: tales of childhood, roald dahl.
flowers for algernon, daniel keyes.
you shall know our velocity!, dave eggers.
the third chimpanzee: the evolution and future of the human animal, jared diamond.
all in the timing: fourteen plays, david ives.
my secret garden: women's sexual fantasies, nancy friday.
the princess bride, william goldman.
the biographer's tale, a. s. byatt.
the words to say it, marie cardinal.
foucault's pendulum, umberto eco.
the dictionary of failed relationships: 26 tales of love gone wrong, ed. meredith broussard.
the road less traveled: a new psychology of love, traditional values and spiritual growth, m. scott peck.
climber's choice: the best climbing writers present their work, ed. pat ament.
the human stain, philip roth.
the prophet, kahlil gibran.
harry potter and the goblet of fire, j.k. rowling.
close calls: climbing mishaps & near-death experiences, john long.
how to rock climb!, john long.
one flew over the cuckoo's nest, ken kesey.
house of sand and fog, andre dubus III.
the underground man, mick jackson.
immortality, milan kundera.
convergent series, larry niven.
annapurna: the first conquest of an 8000-metre peak, maurice herzog.
veronika decides to die, paulo coelho.
mr. commitment, mike gayle.
the name of the rose, umberto eco.
death comes as the end, agatha christie.
elephants can remember, agatha christie.
things fall apart, chinua achebe.
breathing lessons, anne tyler. (ugh, i absolutely hated this book. traveling sucks when you can't find good reading material.)
the joy luck club, amy tan.
how to be good, nick hornby.
sword & citadel [the sword of the lictor & the citadel of the autarch], gene wolfe.
shadow & claw [the shadow of the torturer & the claw of the conciliator], gene wolfe.
passage, connie willis.
a heartbreaking work of staggering genius, dave eggers.
vineland, thomas pynchon.
sputnik sweetheart, haruki murakami.
fast food nation: the dark side of the all-american meal, eric schlosser.
the tale of murasaki, liza dalby.
interpreter of maladies, jhumpa lahiri.
the vagina monologues, eve ensler.
if the buddha dated: a handbook for finding love on a spiritual path, charlotte kasl.
carter beats the devil, glen david gold.
the amazing adventures of kavalier & clay, michael chabon.
good omens, neil gaiman and terry pratchett.
real live nude girl: chronicles of sex-positive culture, carol queen.
exhibitionism for the shy: show off, dress up and talk hot, carol queen.
french lessons: a memoir, alice kaplan.
me talk pretty one day, david sedaris.
babel tower, a. s. byatt.
the color of magic, terry pratchett.
tropic of cancer, henry miller.
still life, a. s. byatt.
pinball, 1973, haruki murakami.
hear the wind sing, haruki murakami.
goblin market: a tale of two sisters, christina rossetti, afterword by joyce carol oates.
maps in a mirror: the short fiction of orson scott card
girl, interrupted, susanna kaysen.
the virgin in the garden, a. s. byatt.
an excellent mystery, ellis peters.
seeing voices, oliver sacks.
norwegian wood, haruki murakami.
prozac diary, lauren slater.
the importance of being earnest, oscar wilde.
the elephant vanishes, haruki murakami.
possession, a. s. byatt.
harry potter and the (philosopher's stone | chamber of secrets | prisoner of azkaban), j. k. rowling.
poirot investigates, agatha christie.
the bust guide to the new girl order, ed. marcelle karp & debbie stoller.
dragonlance chronicles trilogy, margaret weis and tracy hickman.
the hermit of eyton forest, ellis peters.
fight club, chuck palahniuk.
the alphabet versus the goddess: the conflict between word and image, leonard shlain.
tales of the city series, armistead maupin.
wait until spring, bandini, john fante.
a wizard of earthsea, ursula k. le guin.
memoirs of a geisha, arthur golden.
south of the border, west of the sun, haruki murakami.
the wind-up bird chronicle, haruki murakami.
cock & bull, will self.
flow my tears, the policeman said, philip k. dick.
the left hand of darkness, ursula k. le guin.
naked, david sedaris.
east, west: stories, salman rushdie.
the fountainhead, ayn rand.
the prince, machiavelli.
the ender quartet, ender's shadow, orson scott card.
generation x: tales for an accelerated culture, douglas coupland.
dora: an analysis of a case of hysteria, sigmund freud.
post-porn modernist: my 25 years as a multimedia whore, annie sprinkle.
cryptonomicon, neal stephenson.
fear and loathing in las vegas and other american stories, hunter s. thompson.
a mathematician's apology, g. h. hardy.
cat's eye, the handmaid's tale, margaret atwood.
the flight of the horse, larry niven.
five patients, michael crichton.
dr. jekyll and mr. hyde, robert louis stevenson.
flaming iguanas: an illustrated all-girl road novel thing, erika lopez.
how proust can change your life, alain de botton.
beloved, toni morrison.
the screwtape letters, c. s. lewis.
out of the silent planet, c. s. lewis.
the mirror crack'd, agatha christie.
the french lieutenant's woman, john fowles.
have his carcase, dorothy l. sayers.
v., thomas pynchon.
a wild sheep chase, dance, dance, dance, haruki murakami.
doomsday book, connie willis.
how to lose a guy in 10 days: the universal don'ts of dating, michele alexander and jeannie long.
undercurrents: a life beneath the surface, martha manning.
wuthering heights, emily bronte.
the lord of the rings, j. r. r. tolkien.
light in august, william faulkner.
hard-boiled wonderland and the end of the world, haruki murakami.
the tao of pooh, benjamin hoff.
crime and punishment, fyodor dostoevsky.
the baron in the trees, italo calvino.
moving violations: war zones, wheelchairs, and declarations of independence, john hockenberry.
written on the body, sexing the cherry, jeanette winterson.
kitchen, banana yoshimoto.
a room of one's own, virginia woolf.
heart of darkness, joseph conrad.
lila, robert m. pirsig.
if on a winter's night a traveler, italo calvino.
the eye of the world, robert jordan.
the diamond age, neal stephenson.
snow crash, neal stephenson.
microserfs, douglas coupland.
fanny, marcel pagnol.
eva luna, isabel allende.
the vampire chronicles, anne rice.
the mirror of her dreams, stephen r. donaldson.
wlt, garrison keillor.
neuromancer, william gibson.
maus: a survivor's tale, art spiegelman.
cosmicomics, italo calvino.
zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance: an inquiry into values, robert m. pirsig.


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