Books I’ve Read

Books I've Read

While rearranging the placement of some books at my house, I realized I’ve read a ton of books over the years.  This list will not be complete by any stretch of the imagination.  These are actual books, and not comic books or graphic novels.  I see those as a distinctively different kind of “book”.  I do a lot of reading when I’m not blogging, working, doing chores, spending time with my son, or doing whatever.  I wish there were 48 hours in a day and I still only needed seven hours sleep!

Stephen Ambrose: Band of Brothers, Undaunted Courage

Ambrose Bierce: An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge and Other Stories

Dan Brown: Angels & Demons, Digital Fortress, The DaVinci Code, The Lost Symbol, Inferno, Origin

Todd Burpo: Heaven Is For Real

Robert Cormier: The Chocolate War, Beyond The Chocolate War

Robert Cowley: What If?, What If? 2

Bernard DeVoto (Editor): The Journals Of Lewis And Clark

Charles Dickens: Great Expectations, Bleak House, A Tale of Two Cities, Select Short Fiction

Eamon Dunphy: Unforgetable Fire

Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn: 102 Minutes

Betty Eadie: Embraced By The Light

Niall Ferguson: The Ascent Of Money

George Friedman: The Next 100 Years

Thomas Friedman: Longitudes And Attitudes

Robert Frost: The Poetry Of Robert Frost

Robert Fulghum: All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten, It Was On Fire When I Lay Down On It, Uh-Oh: Some Observations From Both Sides Of The Refrigerator Door, From Beginnings To End: The Rituals Of Our Lives, True Love, Words I Wish I Wrote

Neil Gaiman: American Gods, Anansi Boys, The Ocean At The End Of The Lane, Smoke And Mirrors, Fragile Things, Trigger Warning

Kahil Gibran: The Prophet

William Golding: Lord Of Flies

Arthur Goldwag: Cults Conspiracies & Secret Societies

Stephen Hawking: A Brief History Of Time, The Grand Design

Joe Hill: Horns

Nathan Hill: The Nix

Stephen King: The Stand, Different Seasons, The Shining, The Green Mile, Full Dark No Stars, The Stand, Bazaar Of Bad Dreams, Everything’s Eventual: 14 Dark Tales, Revival, Under The Dome, Dark Tower I, Dark Tower II, Bag Of Bones, Hearts In Atlantis, The Dead Zone

Jon Krakauer: Into The Wild, Into Thin Air, Where Men Win Glory

Chris Kyle: American Sniper

Harper Lee: To Kill A Mockingbird, Go Set A Watchman

Jack London: To Build A Fire and Other Favorite Stories

Madeliene L’Engle: A Wrinkle In Time, A Wind In The Door

C.S. Lewis: The Lion The Witch & The Wardrobe, Prince Caspian, The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader, The Silver Chair, The Horse And His Boy, The Magician’s Nephew, The Last Battle

George R.R. Martin: A Game Of Thrones, A Clash Of Kings, A Storm Of Swords, A Feast Of Crows, A Dance With Dragons

Cormac McCarthy: The Road

David McCullough: 1776

Brad Meltzer: The Book Of Lies

Stieg Larsson: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire, The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest

David Pinchbeck: 2012- The Return Of Quetzalcoatl

Don Piper: 90 Minutes In Heaven

Edgar Allen Poe: Complete Stories And Tales Of Poe

James Redfield: The Celestine Prophecy

Laurence Rees: The Nazis

Edward Rutherfurd: Sarum, Russka, New York

William Shakespeare: The Illustrated Stratford (Complete Works), The Sonnets Of Shakespeare

Carter Smith: Presidents

Helen Taylor: Little Pilgrim’s Progress

J.R.R. Tolkien: The Hobbit, The Fellowship Of The Ring, The Two Towers, The Return Of The King, The Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales

Randall Wallace: Braveheart

T.H. White: The Once And Future King, The Book Of Merlyn

Elie Wiesel: Night

Bill Willingham: Peter & Max

Major Dick Winters: Beyond Band Of Brothers- The War Memoirs Of Major Dick Winters

William Paul Young: The Shack, Crossroads


Like I said, this is not a complete list.  But it is a lot!  Some people have read a whole lot more and some a whole lot less!  And I don’t read books online.  Only the REAL book.  Next summer, I plan on spending as much time at the beach as I possibly can, so I expect to do a ton of reading there!  Many of these have been adapted to movies.  I tend to prefer the book over the movie with a few exceptions.  Out of all these books, some stand out as absolute favorites.  These are just the books I’ve read.  I have a considerable stack I haven’t read.  If I did include comic books, this list would be 100 times longer I’m sure!

Some may be shocked I haven’t read more books about education.  While this is certainly true, the amount of reading I’ve done about education in articles, websites, reports, board minutes, and other areas would reach the top of the Empire State Building I’m sure!  Reading is a vast array of different areas, especially since the advent of the internet.  I can honestly say there hasn’t been a day I haven’t read something most of my life.  Beginning at a very young age, I think the first stuff I read was different books of The Bible.  And it just snowballed from there!

I have no doubt many of you will say “I can’t believe he didn’t read (insert name of book here)”.  I may have and just forgot it but chances are I didn’t.  I may have read it in school at a young age.  Let me know what YOU think I should read!




One thought on “Books I’ve Read

  1. I like Dan Brown too! Read some books about school leadership. They can be scary… example: Power of Habit, forget author, bright yellow, orange, and red cover. Scary stuff at the end…


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