2021: Goal 75 Books – 6.25 books/month


The Case for Christ

On the Road

The 80/20 Principle

Ghengis: Lords of the Bow

The Better Angel

Hollywood Park


Eat Smarter

*X* The Align Method


Beneath a Scarlet Sky

12 Rules For Life

Think Like a Monk

The Artist’s Journey

Mere Christianity

Inner Engineering

Beyond Order

The Underground Man

*XX* On Earth We Are Briefly Gorgeous

The Untethered Soul

A Short History of Nearly Everything

The Practice

Anthropocene: A Very Short History


The Art of Stillness

The Aineid 

Start With Why

Sometimes a Great Notion

*XXX* Poetic Image 


The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible

The War of Art

Arrows of Youth


Maps of Meaning

The Moral Landscape

Knowing Where to Look


The Writing Life – Annie Dillard


The Immortality Key




Michael Beckwith

Wherever you Go there you are

To Have or to Be Erich Fromm

Sadghuru finding your Karma

Jocko Willik

Gulag Archepalago

paradise lost 

Atlas shrugged 

Island – Aldus Huxley 

Stone Age Economics

Death, Sadghuru, Finding Your Destiny

Own The Day, Aubrey Marcus

The Name of the Wind – Patrick Rothfuss: best fantasy ever according to Aubrey Marcus

Steven Pressfield – The Warrior’s Ethos,

Epitome of World History, Karl Ploetz

Zweig on Goethe

The Phantom Tollbooth


The Color of Law

The Aineid, The Iliad

Column of Fire

Noble House

Into the Silence – Wade Davis


Crime and punishment

The Glass Bead Game


Tyrant: Shakespeare on Politics

Hemingway – A Farewell to Arms

The Fall of Gandolin – Tolkien

Ulysses Grant Bio

The Berlin stories – Christopher Isherwood

The acts of King Arthur and his Noble Knights – John Steinbeck

Les miserables

Israel: A Concise History of a Nation Reborn



Authors to Note:

Charles Eisenstein — Ascent of Humanity 

Edward Rutherford – New York 

Jordan Peterson – Maps of Meaning – his book list

Dr. Joe Dispenza 

Pete Fromm – The names of the stars

Jack London – Martin Eden, Call of the Wild

James Michener – Sayonara

Edward Hoagland: Hoagland on Nature

James Baldwin – Vintage Baldwin

Ralph Waldo Emerson – Journals, Essays

Charles Lamb – Essays of Elia

Dostoevsky – Crime and Punishment, Notes from the underground 

Goethe – Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship

Victor Hugo

Charles Dickens

James Joyce – Ulysses , Stephen Hero

Thomas Mann – The Magic Mountain, Buddenbrooks, Death in Venice

Haruki Murakami – Killing commendatore, Norwegian Wood. 1Q84

Amor Towles – Rules of Civility

Bronte Sisters – Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights

Leo Tolstoy – war and peace, Anna Karenina

James Hogg

Herman hesse – the glass bead game, Siddhartha

Stefan Zweig – Amerigo

Oscar Wilde

Neil Gaiman – The Graveyard Book, Good Omens

Ken Follett – Pillars of the Earth series

Poets: TS Elliot, Ezra Pound

Ted Chaing – Sci fi Exaltation Stories

Anthony Bourdain

Pico Iyer

Peter Handke The Moravian Night