Books I’ve Read

I started this book list in June of 1998, the summer between undergrad and grad school. I guess I was planning on reading a lot of books that summer and started this list to keep track of the ones I read. I’ve read 225 books in 10 years, which is slightly less than 2 books a month. That average has dropped a bit in the past two years as I’ve become more occupied with work, taken on project management classes, and tackled some larger non-fiction books that have taken a month or more to finish.

The List

  1. A Pirate Looks at Fifty – June, 1998
  2. Charisma
  3. Into Thin Air
  4. The Size of the World
  5. Icefire
  6. How to Think Like a Millionaire
  7. Under the Big Top
  8. The Talbot Odyssey
  9. Pecked to Death by Ducks
  10. Road Fever
  11. You Have More Than You Think
  12. The Greatest Salesman in the World
  13. The Millionaire Next Door
  14. Atlas Shrugged
  15. Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage
  16. Nimitz Class
  17. Major in Success
  18. The Tenth Justice
  19. Bombardiers
  20. A Perfect Spy
  21. Around the World in 78 Days
  22. Arigato
  23. Shopping for Buddhas
  24. The Perfect Storm
  25. The Aluminum Hatch
  26. Windfall
  27. Red Dragon
  28. Detective
  29. The Songlines
  30. Murder and Spies, Lovers and Lies – July, 1999
  31. Dollar Pinching: A Consumer’s Guide to Smart Spending – July, 1999
  32. Contact
  33. Delirium of the Brave
  34. A Man in Full – August, 1999
  35. Other People’s Money
  36. Buried Child – August, 1999
  37. The Profit Zone
  38. Value Migration
  39. Barbarians at the Gate
  40. The Loyalty Effect
  41. Notes From a Small Island
  42. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  43. Will Rogers: A Biography
  44. Hannibal
  45. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  46. Hot Money
  47. A Thief of Time
  48. The Alchemist
  49. The Nudist on the Late Shift
  50. The Aquitaine Progression
  51. Coyote Waits
  52. The Maltese Falcon
  53. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  54. Maximum Leadership
  55. The New New Thing
  56. Timeline
  57. The Lost Continent
  58. The Soloist
  59. Hunting Badger
  60. The Millionaire Mind
  61. Liar’s Poker
  62. American Places
  63. High Fidelity – April, 2000
  64. Beating the Street
  65. Cause of Death
  66. Elixir
  67. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  68. In a Sunburned Country
  69. On the Road
  70. Pop Goes the Weasel
  71. Out West
  72. The Great Gatsby
  73. Memoirs of a Geisha
  74. Lolita
  75. The Gorilla Game
  76. Tramp: The Life of Charlie Chaplin
  77. The Creative Priority
  78. I’m a Stranger Here Myself
  79. Breakfast of Champions
  80. Certain Prey
  81. Hornet’s Nest
  82. The Leadership Moment
  83. Winter’s Tale
  84. Dead Even
  85. The Butcher’s Theater
  86. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
  87. Desert Solitaire
  88. Unnatural Exposure
  89. Survival of the Fittest
  90. Me Talk Pretty One Day
  91. Grunch of Giants – October, 2001
  92. U.S.S. Seawolf
  93. Blue Highways
  94. Used and Rare: Travels in the Book World
  95. Into the Wild
  96. Eye of the Storm
  97. The Rhinemann Exchange
  98. Three Dollars
  99. The Prize : The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power
  100. Hawaii – July, 2002
  101. The Art of Travel
  102. Fast Food Nation
  103. The Bonfire of the Vanities
  104. Taking Your Talent to the Web – September, 2002
  105. Mr. Obvious
  106. A Is for Alibi
  107. Track of the Cat
  108. Divine Secrets of the Ya–Ya Sisterhood – October, 2002
  109. Rabbit, Run
  110. The Fountainhead
  111. B Is for Burglar
  112. Cryptonomicon
  113. American Psycho
  114. Nick’s Trip
  115. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
  116. Miles from Nowhere: In Search of the American Frontier
  117. Wobegon Boy
  118. A Confederacy of Dunces
  119. Slaughterhouse Five
  120. C is for Corpse
  121. Animal Farm
  122. A Farewell to Arms
  123. The First American
  124. Nothing to Declare
  125. A Widow for One Year
  126. The Double Helix
  127. Seabiscuit: An American Legend – August, 2003
  128. Twice Shy – August, 2003
  129. Holidays in Hell – August, 2003
  130. The Lion’s Game – August, 2003
  131. Lullaby
  132. A Superior Death
  133. The Virtues of Aging
  134. Direct from Dell
  135. The Da Vinci Code – September, 2003
  136. Whirlwind
  137. My Old Man and the Sea
  138. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  139. The World According to Garp
  140. A People’s History of the United States
  141. Angels & Demons
  142. One for the Money
  143. Two for the Dough
  144. Travels With Charley
  145. A Short History of Nearly Everything
  146. Blue Latitudes
  147. Moneyball
  148. The Devil’s Highway
  149. What Should I Do With My Life?
  150. Quicksilver
  151. Getting Things Done
  152. The Dante Club – November, 2004
  153. Dharma Bums
  154. Society of the Mind – January, 2005
  155. Manhattan ’45
  156. Digital Fortress
  157. Tales of the South Pacific
  158. The Tipping Point
  159. Project Planning, Scheduling, & Control – April, 2005
  160. Home Buying for Dummies – May, 2005
  161. I See by My Outfit – May, 2005
  162. Rich Dad, Poor Dad – May, 2005
  163. Den of Thieves
  164. The World is Flat – June, 2005
  165. States of Mind – August, 2005
  166. Eats, Shoots & Leaves – September, 2005
  167. Who Moved My Cheese? – September, 2005
  168. Shadow Divers – September, 2005
  169. The Spy Who Came In from the Cold – September, 2005
  170. Deception Point – September, 2005
  171. The Continental Op – September, 2005
  172. Ill Wind – September, 2005
  173. The Majors
  174. The Wisdom of Crowds – November, 2005
  175. Mutiny on the Bounty – December, 2005
  176. Marathon: The Ultimate Training Guide – December, 2005
  177. People of Darkness – December, 2005
  178. The Dark Wind – December, 2005
  179. The Ghostway – January, 2006
  180. Mark of the Grizzly – January, 2006
  181. A Salty Piece of Land – January, 2006
  182. First Marathons
  183. The Good Earth – February, 2006
  184. A Tourist in the Yucatan – March, 2006
  185. The Runner’s Guide to the Meaning of Life – March, 2006
  186. How to Lose Friends and Alienate People – March, 2006
  187. Rabbit Redux – April, 2006
  188. The Devil in the White City – April, 2006
  189. The Kite Runner – April, 2006
  190. Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking – April, 2006
  191. Earned Value Project Management
  192. Confessions of an Economic Hitman – June, 2006
  193. The Last Juror – June, 2006
  194. Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World – July, 2006
  195. From Beirut to Jerusalem
  196. Silent Partner – September, 2006
  197. Snow Crash – September, 2006
  198. The Lovely Bones – September, 2006
  199. Stormy Weather – October, 2006
  200. The Broker – October, 2006
  201. Raising the Bar: Integrity and Passion in Life and Business: The Story of Clif Bar & Co.
  202. Good to Great – November, 2006
  203. T.R.: The Last Romantic
  204. Angel Customers & Demon Customers – March, 2007
  205. The Wisdom of Teams – April, 2007
  206. Snow – May, 2007
  207. Heat – May, 2007
  208. A Year in the Merde – May, 2007
  209. Until I Find You – June, 2007
  210. The Intelligent Investor
  211. Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell – October, 2007
  212. The Omnivore’s Dilemma – November, 2007
  213. Love in the Time of Cholera – December, 2007
  214. Founding Brothers – December, 2007
  215. The Expectant Father – December, 2007
  216. Chicago Stories – January, 2008
  217. The Plot Against America – January, 2008
  218. Double Duty – February, 2008
  219. Hanging Woman Creek – February, 2008
  220. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies – March, 2008
  221. The Multiple Pregnancy Sourcebook – March, 2008
  222. The Trial – March, 2008
  223. Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer – April, 2008
  224. Heller with a Gun – April, 2008
  225. Guests of the Ayatollah: The Iran Hostage Crisis – May, 2008
  226. Plainsong – May, 2008
  227. Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny – May, 2008
  228. A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge – June, 2008
  229. On Becoming Baby Wise – June, 2008
  230. PMP Exam Success Series: Certification Exam Manual – June, 2008
  231. The Genesis Code – June, 2008
  232. Take Me With You – June, 2008
  233. Parenting, Inc. – July, 2008
  234. A Good Walk Spoiled – July, 2008
  235. Zodiac – August, 2008
  236. The Terrible Hours – August, 2008
  237. Life of Pi – September, 2008
  238. Subtle is the Lord: The Science and the Life of Albert Einstein – October, 2008
  239. Black Hawk Down – October, 2008
  240. Water for Elephants – November, 2008
  241. Band of Brothers – November, 2008
  242. Swimming to Antarctica – November, 2008
  243. Three Cups of Tea – December, 2008
  244. Apollo 13: Lost Moon – December, 2008
  245. Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America – December, 2008
  246. The Pump House Gang – January, 2009
  247. Twelve Hours’ Sleep by Twelve Weeks Old – January, 2009
  248. Childhood’s End – February, 2009
  249. Brave New World – February, 2009
  250. Tesla: Man Out of Time – March, 2009
  251. A Thousand Splendid Suns – March, 2009
  252. Underworld – May, 2009
  253. Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters: 10 Secrets Every Father Should Know – June, 2009
  254. Bringing Down the House – June, 2009
  255. House to House: A Soldier’s Memoir – June, 2009
  256. The Pillars of the Earth – July, 2009
  257. The Right Stuff – August, 2009
  258. The World Without Us – August, 2009
  259. The Black Swan – August, 2009
  260. The Murder Book – September, 2009
  261. John Adams – October, 2009
  262. Under the Banner of Heaven – October, 2009
  263. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – November, 2009
  264. The Lost Symbol – November, 2009
  265. Casino Royale – November, 2009
  266. World Without End – January, 2010
  267. Great Plains – January, 2010
  268. A Man on the Moon – January, 2010
  269. Over the Edge of the World: Magellan’s Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe – February, 2010
  270. Nineteen Eighty-Four – February, 2010
  271. Pacific Vortex! – February, 2010
  272. The Grapes of Wrath – March, 2010
  273. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – March, 2010
  274. Small Giants: Companies That Choose to Be Great Instead of Big – March, 2010
  275. Haroun and the Sea of Stories – March, 2010
  276. Eye of the Needle – April, 2010
  277. How I Learned to Cook: Culinary Educations from the World’s Greatest Chefs – April, 2010
  278. Invisible Man – May, 2010
  279. Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly – May, 2010
  280. The Heart of the Matter – June, 2010
  281. Brideshead Revisited – June, 2010
  282. Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood – June, 2010
  283. The First Three Minutes – June, 2010
  284. The Shack – July, 2010
  285. All the King’s Men – August, 2010
  286. Heart of Darkness – September, 2010
  287. The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine – September, 2010
  288. The Call of the Wild – September, 2010
  289. Treasure Island – September, 2010
  290. Crime and Punishment – October, 2010
  291. Will Rogers: Reflections and Observations – November, 2010
  292. The Diamond Age – December, 2010
  293. See No Evil: The True Story of a Ground Soldier in the CIA’s War Against Terrorism – December, 2010
  294. Operation Mincemeat: How a Dead Man and a Bizarre Plan Fooled the Nazis and Assured an Allied Victory – December, 2010
  295. The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court – January, 2011
  296. The Life and Times of Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir – January, 2011
  297. Consent to Kill – February, 2011
  298. The Hunger Games – February, 2011
  299. The Man Who Would Be King – February, 2011
  300. The Girl Who Played With Fire – March, 2011
  301. The Book of Love – March, 2011
  302. The Wild Blue: The Men and Boys Who Flew the B-24s Over Germany 1944-1945 – March, 2011
  303. How to Make Love Like a Porn Star: A Cautionary Tale – April, 2011
  304. Braniac: Adventures in the Curious, Competitive, Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs – April, 2011
  305. Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001 – May, 2011
  306. Just Tell Me What to Say: Sensible Tips and Scripts for Perplexed Parents – June, 2011
  307. Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heros of SEAL Team 10 – June, 2011
  308. Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School – July, 2011
  309. Will Rogers: A Biography – August, 2011
  310. Darkness at Noon – September, 2011
  311. Neutral Buoyancy: Adventures in a Liquid World – September, 2011
  312. The Mountain Between Us – September, 2011
  313. The Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World – October, 2011
  314. The Road – October, 2011
  315. Blind Descent: The Quest to Discover the Deepest Place on Earth – November, 2011
  316. Thirteen Days: A Memoir of the Cuban Missle Crisis – November, 2011
  317. The God Delusion – December, 2011