Books Read in 2014

Here is list of books I read (or listened to on Audible.Com) during 2014:

  • “Daybreak Handbook,”prose/poems by Jerry Dennis
  • “Great Masters: Beethonven – His Life and Music,” a Great Courses lecture by Robert Greenberg
  • “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness,”  by Michelle Alexander
  • “Peter and the Starcatchers,” by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
  • “1491: New Revelations of the Americas before Columbus,” by Charles Mann
  • “Ragtime,” by E. L. Doctorow
  • “The Death of Ivan Ilyich,” by Leo Tolstoy
  • “The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea,” by Sebastian Junger
  • “Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The Untold History of English,” by John McWhorter
  • “The Double Helix,” by James D. Watson
  • “Detroit: An American Autopsy,” by Charlie LeDuff
  • “Breakfast at Tiffanys,” by Truman Capote
  • “44 Scotland Street,” by Alexander McCall Smith
  • “The Hound of the Baskervilles,” by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • “Stuart Little,” by E.B. White
  • “A Place of My Own: The Architecture of Daydreams,” by Michael Pollan
  • “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet,” by Jamie Ford
  • “Brown Dog: Novellas,” by Jim Harrison
  • “Liberty,” by Garrison Keillor
  • “Redeeming the Dream: The Case for Marriage Equality,” by Theodore Olson and David Boies
  • “Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us),” by Tom Vanderbilt
  • “Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High,” by by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan and Al Switzler
  • “The Humorous Short Stories of Mark Twain,” by Mark Twain
  • “MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors,” by Richard Hooker
  • “Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game,” by Michael Lewis
  • “The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insantiy, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary,” by Simon Winchester
  • “The Trolley Problem, or Would You Throw the Fat Man off the Bridge,” by Thomas Cathcart
  • “To Kill a Mockingbird,” by Harper Lee
  • “The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching,” by Thich Nhat Hanh
  • “The Johnstown Flood,” by David McCollough
  • “1066: The Year that Changed Everything,” (a Great Courses lecture) by Jennifer Paxton
  • “Decisive,” by Dan and Chip Heath
  •  “The Things They Carried,” by Tim O’Brien
  • “Still Foolin’ ‘Em,” by Billy Crystal
  • “The Clockwork Universe,” by Edward Dolnick
  • “How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents,” by Julia Alvarez
  • “Whistling Vivaldi,” by Claude Steele
  • “Some of My Best Friends Are Black: The Strange Story of Integration in America,” by Tanner Colby
  • “This History of Ancient Rome,” (A Great Courses lecture) by Garrett Fagan
  • “The Year of Magical Thinking,” by Joan Didion
  • “Branch Rickey,” by Jimmy Breslin
  • “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime,” by Mark Haddon
  • “The Righteous Mind,” by Jonathan Haidt
  • “The One Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared,” by Jonas Jonasson
  • “Skepticism 101: How to Think Like a Scientist,” (a Great Courses Lecture) by Michael Schermer
  • “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat,” by Oliver Sacks
  • “A Farewell to Arms,” by Ernest Hemingway
  • “How Children Succeed: Grit Curiosity and the Hidden Power of Character,” by Paul Tough (in progress)
  • “Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything,” by Joshua Foer
  • “David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants,” by Malcolm Gladwell
  • “Our Black Year: One Family’s Quest to Buy Black in America’s Racially Divided Economy,” by Maggie Anderson
  • “A History of England from the Tudors to the Stuarts,” (a Great Courses lecture series) by Professor Robert Bucholz
  • “The Third Coast: When Chicago Built the American Dream,” by Thomas Dyja
  • “Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada’s Quest to Change Harlem and America,” by Paul Tough
  • “God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater,” by Kurt Vonnegut