Book List

Here is a list of all the books I have read in the solace of my hut. Yeahhh, I have a lot of free time. If you want any book rec's, here they are:

Into the Wild - Jon Krakeur
The Geography of Bliss - Eric Weiner (witty travel book about finding happiness)
My Horizontal Life - Chelsea Handler
Full-Catastrophe Living - John Kabat-Zinn
Why Men Love Bitches - Sherry Argov (LOL)
The Secret - Rhonda Byrne
Practical Guide to Buddhist Meditiation - Paramananda (AWESOME! Highly recommended)
The Hobbit - J.R.R Tolkien
The Fellowship of the Ring - J.R.R Tolkien
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers - J.R.R Tolkien
Lord of the Rings: Return of the King - J.R.R Tolkien
The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins (Addictive V for Vendetta-esque trilogy)
Chasing Fire (Hunger Games 2) - Suzanne Collins
Mockingjay (Hunger Games 3) - Suzanne Collins
Cat's Cradle - Kurt Vonnegut
Rational Mysticism - John Horgan (Great read for anyone interested in perspectives on science, philosophy, and/or entheogens)
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Hunter S. Thompson
Methland - Nick Reding (Fantastic book, more about the socio-cultural/economic factors that preceded and have proceeded the meth epidemic in its degradation of small town USA, focusing on Olwein, Iowa as a microcosm)
Tao of Pooh - Benjamin Hoff
East of Eden - John Steinbeck
Barrel Fever - David Sedaris
Game of Thrones - George R. R. Martin (The first in the Song of Ice and Fire....“What’s A Song of Ice and Fire? It’s the only fantasy series I’d put on a level with J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. . . . It’s a fantasy series for hip, smart people, even those who don’t read fantasy.”—Chicago Tribune)
Fearless Fourteen - Janet Evanovich (light/funny series about a bounty hunter from New Jersey)
Clash of Kings - George R. R. Martin
Slaughterhouse Five - Kurt Vonnegut
Nectar in a Sieve - Kamala Markandaya
In the Name of Identity - Amin Maalouf (you must read if you are interested in the legacy of Orientalism and the effect of identity on the psyche)
The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro (...I have been told this was one of my dad's favorite books, and now its one of mine too.)
Are You There Vodka? It's Me Chelsea. - Chelsea Handler
Storm of Swords - George R. R. Martin
Feast for Crows - George R. R. Martin
The Good Good Pig - Sy Montgomery (I'd only recommend to serious animal lovers, PETA enthusiasts or fans of pigs)
Chocolat - Joanne Harris
Dance with Dragons - George R. R. Martin (Dear Martin....WRITE FASTER!)
Sex Lives of Cannibals - Maarten Troost (Very funny non-fic about moving to the equatorial Pacific and all that entails)
Breakfast of Champions - Kurt Vonnegut
Partly-Cloudy Patriot - Sarah Vowell (Compilation of essays on American history and society from a witty NPR-style perspective)
King Leopold's Ghost - Adam Hochschild (while I normally don't like reading heavy books like this here, this was a great book about the atrocity that was the colonization of the Congo and all the realpolitik Imperialism that went along with that. Also the first ever human rights campaign. Reads more like a dramatic novel than a history book)
The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho (Epic)
Kitchen Confidential - Anthony Bourdain (Def read if you have worked in the restaurant industry, though it does not speak highly of wait staff. Anthony is a total G)
Unaccustomed Earth - Jhumpa Lahiri
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - J.K Rowling (Yes, I realize this is a very slippery slope)
Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides (Awesome story!)
A Cook's Tour - Anthony Bourdain (MUST read...but will make you hungry for food and passport stamps)

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