Favorite books

Crime and Punishment, by Fyudor dostoyevski

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain

The Complete Letters of Vincent van Gogh

The Art Spirit, by Robert Henri

Righteous Gentile: The Story of Raoul Wallenberg, by John Bierman

Survival in Auschwitz, by Primo Levi

The Reawakening, by Primo Levi

Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov

Watt, by Samuel Beckett

Women, by Charles Bukowski

Lady Chatterly's Lover, by D. H. Lawrence

For Whom the Bell Tolls, by Ernest Hemmingway

A Farewell to Arms, by Ernest Hemmingway

The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemmingway

A Moveable Feast, by Ernest Hemingway

The Trial, by Franz Kafka

The Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka

Man's Search for Meaning, by Viktor E. Frankl

The Trial and Death of Socrates, by Plato

Economics in One Lesson, by Henry Hazlitt

The Man Who Fell to Earth, by Walter Tevis

Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl, by Anne Frank

Our Final Invention, by James Barrat

The Age of Spiritual Machines, by Ray Kurzweil

Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies, by Nick Bostrom

Candide, by Voltaire

Schindler's List, by Thomas Keneally

The Aeneid, by Virgil

Tiberius, by Allan Massie

One Flew Over the Cukoo's Nest, by Ken Kesey

Snow Falling on Cedars, by David Guterson

A Virtuous Woman, by Kay Gibbons

Flowers for Algernon, by Daniel Keyes

Farenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury

The Reader, by Bernard Schlink

Seven Days in May, by Fletcher Knebel & Charles Bailey

The Good Earth, by Pearl S. Buck

Finding Moon, by Tony Hillerman

Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea, by Gary Kinder

All Things Bright and Beautiful, by James Herriot

The Notebook, by Nicholas Sparks

Bastard out of Carolina, by Dorothy Allison

The Fragile Species, by Lewis Thomas

Hiroshima, by John Hershey

The Making of the Atomic Bomb, by Richard Rhodes

Stranger in a Strange Land, by Robert Heinlein

The Door into Summer, by Robert A. Heinlein

Blood Music, by Greg Bear

A Brief History of Time, by Stephen Hawking

The Story of My Life, by Helen Keller

Skunk Works, by Ben R. Rich

A Year in Provence, by Peter Mayle

Angela's Ashes, by Frank McCourt

The Closing of the American Mind, by Allen Bloom

Independence Day, by Richard Ford

Farewell, I'm Bound to Leave You, by Fred Chappell

Artistic Differences, by Charlie Hauck

The Demon-Haunted World, by Carl Sagan

Pale Blue Dot, by Carl Sagan

The Magic Lantern, by Ingmar Bergman

Walden, by H. D. Thoreau

Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth, by J. E. Lovelock

Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner,  by James Hogg

Tao Te Ching, by Lao Tsu

Gray Matters, by William Hjortsberg

Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous, by George Berkeley

The Catcher in the Rye, by J. D. Salinger

At Home in the World, by Joyce Maynard

The Lime Twig, by John Hawkes

The Rain in the Trees, poems by W. S. Merwin

Veinte Poemas de Amor y Una Cancion Desesperada, by Pablo Neruda

The Collected Works of William Butler Yeats

Wilbur and Orville, by Fred Howard

The Agony and the Ecstasy, by Irving Stone

Lust for Life, by Irving Stone

The Origin, by Irving Stone

Depths of Glory, by Irving Stone

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

The Complete Greek Drama

The Dumbwaiter, by Harold Pinter

On the Injurious Effects of Smoking Tobacco, by Anton Chekov

Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens

The Encyclopedia of Philosophy, by Collier-MacMillan

With Malice Toward None, by Stephen Oates

The Antagonists, by Ernest K. Gann

Shakespeare, by Bill Bryson

In a Sunburned Country, by Bill Bryson

A Short History of Nearly Everything, by Bill Bryson

At Home: A Short History of Private Life, by Bill Bryson

Where I'm Calling From, by Raymond Carver

On The Origin of Species, by Charles Darwin

Cyrano De Bergerac, by Edmond Rostand

A Bell for Adano, by John Hersey

Quantum Evolution, by Johnjoe McFadden

The Nature of Consciousness: A Hypothesis, by Sue Pockett

John Adams by McCullough 

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain

Solaris, by Stanislaw Lem

Chronopolis, by J.G. Ballard

From Bauhaus to Our House, by Tom Wolfe

Childhood's End, by Arthur C. Clark

The Hot Zone, by Richard Preston

The Making of Schindler's List, by Franciszek Palowski

Creation: Life and How to Make It, by Steve Grand

How to Build an Android in Twenty Easy Steps, by Steve Grand

Founding Brothers, by Joseph J. Ellis

Mother Tongue, by Demetria Martinez

The First American, by H. W. Brands

Longitudes and Attitudes, by Thomas L. Friedman

The Lexus and the Olive Tree, by Thomas L. Friedman

The World is Flat, by Thomas L. Friedman

In Dubious Battle, by John Steinbeck

East of Eden, by John Steinbeck

The Pearl, by John Steinbeck

Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck

The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck

The Winter of Our Discontent, by John Steinbeck

The Red Pony, by John Steinbeck

To a God Unknown, by John Steinbeck

This Just In, by Bob Shieffer

A Widow for One Year, by John Irving

A Prayer for Owen Meany, by John Irving

The Cider House Rules, by John Irving

Project Orion: The Story of the Atomic Spaceship, by George Dyson

Mittelmann's Hardware, by George Raphael Small

E = mc2, by David Bodanis

The Corrections, by Jonathan Franzen

The Fountainhead, by Ayn Rand

Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand

The History of Love, by Nicole Krauss

1491, by Charles C. Mann

L 136, Diary with Ingmar Bergman, by Vilgot Sjöman

Clear Mind, Wild Heart, by David Whyte

While I Was Gone, by Sue Miller

The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini

Ten Thousand Sorrows, by Elizabeth Kim

Thoughts on Listening to Mahler's Ninth Symphony, by Lewis Thomas

Life Studies, by Karen White

The Archivist, by Martha Cooley

Night, by Elie Wiesel

Einstein, His Life and Universe, by Walter Isaacson

Wine and War, by Don & Pitie Kladstrup

The End of Faith, by Sam Harris

Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes, by Daniel L. Everett

The Mind's I, by Douglas Hoffstadter and Daniel Dennett

The Twelve Caesars, by Michael Grant

The God Delusion, by Richard Dawkins

Steve Jobs, by Walter Isaacson

Van Gogh: The Life, by Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith

Johanna, by Claire Cooperstein

102 Minutes: by Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn

Lord of the Flies, by William Golding

The Plague, by Albert Camus

The Canterbury Tales, by Geoffrey Chaucer

A Working Theory of Love, by Scott Hutchins

Night, by Elie Wiesel

The Sneetches and Other Stories, by Dr. Seuss

Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories, by Dr. Seuss

Horton Hears a Who!, by Dr. Seuss

Paul McCartney, a Life, by Peter Ames Carlin

Lincoln's Melancholy, by Joshua Wolf Shenk

Lightning, by Jean Echenoz

A Clockwork Orange, by Anthony Burgess

Animals Make Us Human, by Temple Drandis

The Reluctant Mr. Darwin, by David Quammen

Mayflower, by Nathaniel Philbrick

I Know This Much is True, by Wally Lamb

The Hour I First Believed, by Wally Lamb

The Mind's Eye, by Oliver Sacks

Running with the Bulls, by Valerie Hemingway

Outliers: The Story of Success, by Malcolm Gladwell

Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea, by Barbara Demick

In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote

The Snowball: Warren Buffett, by Alice Schroeder

Sailing the Wine Dark Sea, by Thomas Cahill

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, by Lawrence Wright

Goodbye to All That, by Robert Graves

As I Knew Him: My Dad, Rod Serling, by Anne Serling

How to Win Friends and Influence People, by Dale Carnegie

The Emotional Life of Your Brain, by Richard J. Davidson

To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee

If You Want To Write, by Brenda Ueland

Ancient Civilization, by Tom B. Jones