200 books

My book list finally reached 200. There are some more obscure books/authors, so I figured why not share it. I don’t recommend James Patterson. Also, quite a few are old and more boring, but I can usually find something interesting in them or just read them really slowly. Too boring to finish did not make the list.

Allen, James As a Man Thinketh
Allen, Stephanie A Place Between Stations
Andreyev, Leonid N. Seven Who were Hanged
Anonymous The Log Cabin Lady
Barrie, J.M. Peter Pan
Bartlett, Frederick The Triflers
Bass, Rick The Lives of Rocks
  Why I came West
Baum, L. Frank American Fairy Tales
Baxter, Charles The Soul Thief
Bennett, Arnold How to Live on 24 Hours a Day
Berry, Wendell The Art of the Commonplace
Bradbury, Ray The Martian Chronicles
Buckley, Christopher Thank You for Smoking
Burroughs, Edgar Rice The Land that Time Forgot
  The People that Time Forgot
  Out of Time’s Abyss
Camus, Albert The Stranger
  The Plague
Capote, Truman Complete Stories of Truman Capote
  In Cold Blood
Card, Orson Scott Ender’s Game
Carson, Ben Gifted Hands
Carver, Raymond Cathedral
Cather, Willa O Pioneers!
Chiras, Daniel The Natural House
Chrichton, Michael Jurassic Park
  The Lost World
Clark, Mary H. The Stranger is Watching
Cobain, Kurt Curt Cobain Journals
Coetzee, J.M. Slow Man
Colbert, Stephen I Am America (And So Can You!)
Cormier, Robert After The First Death
Crane, Stephen The Red Badge of Courage
  The Open Boat and Other Stories
Davies, W.H. Beggars
Dawkins, Richard The God Delusion
Dawson, William J. The Quest of the Simple Life
Dow, George Francis Every Day Life in the Massachusetts B.C.
Dryfoos, Dave Waste Not, Want
Egan, Timothy The Worst Hard Time
Ellis, Bret Easton The Informers
Faulkner, Edward H. The Plowman’s Folly
Faulkner, William As I Lay Dying
Fenton, Richard Go for No!
Fitzgerald, F.S. The Great Gatsby
Fleming, Ian From Russia, With Love
France, Anatole Thais
Freeman, R. Austin The Vanishing Man
Freemon, Frank Gangrene and Glory
Fukuoka, Masanobu One Straw Revolution
Fullerton, George The College Freshman’s Don’t Book
G_____, William D. Another Alternative
Gardener, Helen A Thoughtless Yes
Garrison, Paul Buried At Sea
Gilbert, Elizabeth The Last American Man
Giono, Jean The Man Who Planted Trees
Gore, Albert The Assault on Reason
Gould, John Meade How to Camp Out
Greene, Homer Whispering Tongues
Grisham, John The Summons
  The Broker
  The Rainmaker
  The Firm
  The Client
Haley, Alex Roots
Hamsun, Knut Growth of the Soil
  Look Back on Happiness
Harrison, Max Rachmaninoff Life, Works, Recordings
Hedges, Peter What’s Eating Gilbert Grape
Heinlein, Robert Stranger In A Strange Land
Hemingway, Ernest A Farewell to Arms
  Ernest Hemingway on Writing
  Complete Short Stories
Hersey, John Hiroshima
Heyse, Paul The Dead Lake and Other Tales
Hill, Joe Heart Shaped Box
Hitchens, Christopher god is not Great
Huxley, Aldous Brave New World
Irving, Washington Sleepy Hollow
Jacobs, Jane The Death and Life of Great Am. Cities
Jenkins, Joseph The Humanure Handbook
Joyce, James The Dubliners
Junger, Sebastian The Perfect Storm
Kafka, Franz Amerika
  The Trial
Kahn, Michael Basic Freud
Kempf, Herve How the Rich are Destroying the Earth
Kerouac, Jack On the Road
Kesey, Ken One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
King, Stephen Carrie
  The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon
  The Green Mile
  The Shining
  The Stand
  On Writing
  Under the Dome
Kingsolver, Barbara Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
Krakauer, Jon Into The Wild
  Into Thin Air
Koontz, Dean Whispers
  Sole Survivor
Kunstler, James H. The Geography of Nowhere
Lacinski, Paul, and Michel B. Serious Straw Bale
Leonard, Elmore Bandits
Livingston, George Field Crop Production
Logsdon, Gene The Contrary Farmer
London, Jack The Road
  Children of the Frost
Lowry, Lois The Giver
Macher, Ron Making Your Small Farm Profitable
Macklin, Grimes, and Kolb Making the Most of Agriculture
Isaac Marcosson The Autobiography of a Clown
McBride, James The Color of Water
McCarthy, Cormac The Road
McReynolds, Robert 30 Years on the Frontier
Millburn, Joshua As a Decade Fades
Miller, Arthur Death of a Salesman
Moore, Christopher A Dirty Job
Nabokov, Vladimir Lolita
Onions, Oliver The Compleat Bachelor
Orwell, George 1984
Otis, James The Light Keepers
Palahniuk, Chuck Stranger Than Fiction
Patterson, James, (Howard R.) Sail
  Cat and Mouse
Perry, Michael Population:485
Picoult, Jodi My Sister’s Keeper
Polt, Richard Appointment with the Inferno
Posner, Richard A. The Little Book of Plagiarism
Pretty, Jules Agri-Culture
Proulx, Annie Bad Dirt
Puzo, Mario The Godfather
Pyle, Howard The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
Rand, Ayn The Fountainhead
Rash, Ron The World Made Straight
Read, Piers Paul Alive
Robbins, Tom Fierce Invalids Home … Climates
  Jitterbug Perfume
Russo, Richard The Risk Pool
Salinger, J.D. The Catcher in the Rye
Salatin, Joel Salad Bar Beef
Scitovsky, Tibor The Joyless Economy
Shaara, Michael The Killer Angels
Shelly, Mary Frankenstein
Sherman, David, Dan Cragg Star Wars: Jedi Trial
Seinkiewicz, Henryk In Vain
Simmons, Paula, Carol Ekarius Story’s Guide to Raising Sheep
Slater, Phillip How I Saved the World
Speegle, Mike Pen and Platen
Steinbeck, John Cannery Row
  To a God Unknown
  East of Eden
  Winter of Our Discontent
  The Wayward Bus
  The Grapes of Wrath
  Tortilla Flat
Stowe, Harriet B. Uncle Tom’s Cabin
Swift, Jonathan A Modest Proposal (Essay)
Thoreau, Henry David Walden
  Walking (Essay)
Thorne, Guy (Cyril Gull) The Serf
  A Butterfly on the Wheel
Tolstoy, Leo Anna Karenina
Toole, John Kennedy A Confederacy of Dunces
Trillin, Calvin Remembering Denny
Twain, Mark The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  Eve’s Diary
  The Adventures Huckleberry Fin
  Roughing It
Vass, Laszlo and Magda Molnar Handmade Shoes for Men
Vidal, Gore Empire
Vonnegut, Kurt Slaughter-House-5
Wallace, Dillon The Wilderness Castaways
Walsh, James Medieval Medicine
Wells, H.G. The Invisible Man
Welsch, Roger Sod Walls
Williams, John Stoner
Wilson, Woodrow On Being Human
Wolf, Tobias Old School
Wolfe, Tom The Bonfire of the Vanities
Wooster, Chuck Living with Sheep
Worthington, Graham Wake of the Raven
Wright, Mabel Osgood Aunt Jimmy’s Will

8 thoughts on “200 books

  1. ohellino

    Thanks for sharing you have some interesting reads and I might get something from this list. Nice to see Cormac McCarthy made the list that’s what I’m reading now: The Crossing. Love it but am not really reading it very fast it’s been months. Lots of authors I’ve never heard of mingled in with ones I really liked. I might be back to write a few down.

    1. thecuriousbum Post author

      I’m kind of wishy-washy about Cormac McCarthy. It’s mainly little things that I don’t like, like the absence of apostrophes, using only ‘and’ for a conjunction, and lots of incomplete sentences in The Road especially. I tried reading another one of his books but there were whole paragraphs in Spanish, so I basically gave up on him.

      1. ohellino

        Funny that’s one thing I like about his writing, the removal of punctuation, he does it so effortlessly. I haven’t read The Road I didn’t like the storyline when I read the back. I read Blood Meridian which was (stands up and applauses) excellent. And All The Pretty Horses I did in an English class. My teacher mentioned afterward that Blood Meridian was far more violent and not fitting for a class, so I had to go buy it of course. And it’s perhaps my favorite contemporary book. The Crossing I am thrilled is quite good I’m half way through. Yeah the Spanish lol I don’t like that much though. Wonder if the kindle books translate that for ya auto like.

    1. thecuriousbum Post author

      I’m not sure I did at the time, but that was probably close to a decade ago. It didn’t have a linear plot, so that was confusing, probably some themes I didn’t get at the time. One of these days I’ll read it again.


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