Literature (and others)

Snow Crash, by Neal Stephenson

The Lessons of History, by Will and Ariel Durant

An Immense World, by Ed Yong

The Avoidable War – The Dangers of Catastrophic Conflict Between the US and Xi Jinping’s China, by Kevin Rudd

The Edges of the Earth, by Richard Leo

The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak

Mr Putin – Operative in the Kremlin, by Fiona Hill and Clifford Gaddy

The Philosopher’s Stone, by Colin Wilson

Fishcamp, by Dorothy Savage Joseph

Rules of Civility by Amor Towles

The Wyoming Lynching of Cattle Kate 1889, by George Hufsmith

The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman

2034 – A Novel of the Next World War, by Elliot Ackerman & Adm Jim Stavridis

The River of Doubt – Teddy Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey, by Candice Millard

Steel Decks and Glass Ceilings – a Navy Officer’s memoir, by Jim Jewell

The Space Between Worlds, by Micaiah Johnson

Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe

No Country for Old Men, by Cormac McCarthy

Project Hail Mary, by Andy Weir

A Purple Place for Dying, by John D. MacDonald

The Lincoln Highway, by Amor Towles

The Virtues of War – a Novel of Alexander the Great, by Steven Pressfield

Finding the Mother Tree – Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest, by Suzanne Simard

The Intention Experiment, by Lynn McTaggart

Greenlights, by Matthew McConnaghey

Two Years, Eight Months, and Twenty-Eight Nights, by Salman Rushdie

The Every, by Dave Eggers

The Circle, by Dave Eggers

Call Sign Chaos, by Jim Mattis and Bing West

Harlem Shuffle, by Colson Whitehead

Runnin’ with Frogs – A Navy Memoir, by George Worthington

Rogue Heroes – the History of the SAS, by Ben MacIntyre

Epitaph, by Mary Doria Russell

Doc, by Mary Doria Russell

The Alchemist (2) by Paolo Cuelho 

Alexander Hamilton, by Ron Chernow

Grant, by Ron Chernow

The Dictator’s Revenge, by Paul Shemella 

All Quiet on the Western Front, by Erich Marie Remarque

ALPHA – Eddie Gallagher and the War for the Soul of the NAVY SEALs by David Philipps

Cat’s Cradle, by Kurt Vonnegut

Narcissus and Goldmund, by Hermann Hesse 

Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley

Children of God, by Mary Doria Russell

The Sparrow, by Mary Doria Russell

The Secret Lives of Alexandra David-Neel, by Michael and Barbara Foster 

The Popes of Avignon – a century in exile, by Edwn Mullins

My 25 Years in Provence, by Peter Mayle

The New Rules of War, by Sean McFate

Constant Nobody, by Michelle Butler Hallett

The North West Passage by Roald Amundsen (Vols 1 & 2)

My Journey to Lhasa, by Alexandra David-Neel

Red Dress in Black and White,  by Elliot Ackerman

By Water Beneath the Walls, by Ben Milligaan

Nine Years Among the Indians 187-1879, by Herman Lehmann

The Weight of Ink, by Rachel Kadish

The White Tiger, by Aravind Adiga

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie

The Double Death of Quincas Water-Bray, by Jorge Amado

Matterhorn, by Karl Marlantes

Empire of the Summer Moon, by S. C. Gwynne

Prairie Fires – The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder, by Caroline Fraser

Lonesome Dove, by Larry McMurtry

By Honor Bound – Two Navy SEALs, the Medal of Honor, and a Story of Extraordinary Courage, by Tom Norris and Mike Thornton with Dick Couch

The Plague, by Albert Camus

Memoirs of a White Crow Indian, by Thomas Leforge w T.B. Marquis

Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen

The Beauty of a Darker Soul, by Joshua Mantz

Wolf Hall, by Hilary Mantel

Waiting for Eden, by Elliot Ackerman

A Prayer for Owen Meany, by John Irving

Rubicon, by Steven Saylor 

Sea Stories – my Life in Special Operations, by Adm Bill McRaven

Tattoos on the Heart, by Gregory Boyle 

Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Gates of Fire, by Steven Pressfield

Once an Eagle by Anton Myrer

Tinkers, by Paul Harding

The Whale Rider, by Witi Ihimaera

Come on Shore and We will Kill and Eat You All, by Christina Thompson

The Bone People, by Keri Hulme

Island of the Lost, Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World, by Joan Druett

Shantaram, by Gregory David Roberts

The Over Story, by Richard Powers

An Artist of the Floating World, by Kazuo Ishiguro

Nickel Boys, by Colson Whitehead

Ride with me, Mariah Montana, by Ivan Doig

Jack London, Sailor on Horseback, by Irving Stone

Circe, by Madeline Miller


Dog Company – the Boys of Pointe du Hoc, by Patrick O’Donnell

Beyond Band of Brothers, by Major Dick Winters

The Guns at Last Light, by Rick Atkinson

D-Day through German Eyes, by Holger Eckhertz

Pegasus Bridge, by Stephen Ambrose

D- Day, by Stephen Ambrose 

The Longest Day, by Cornelius Ryan

Remains of the Day, by Kazuo Ishiguro 

Jungle Rules by Paul Shemella

Shantung Compound – The Story of Men and Women under Pressure, by Langdon Gilkey

The Choice, by Edith Eger

Billy Lynn’s Long Half-time Walk, by Ben Fountain

The Silence of the Girls, by Pat Barker

Hiking with Nietzsche, by John Kaag

Crux, by Jean Guerrero 

When a Crocodile Eats the Sun, by Peter Godwin

Eternal Life, by Dara Horn

Ransom, by David Malouf

Void Star,  by  Zachary Mason

The Sympathizer, by Viet Thanh Nguyen

The Trident, by Jason Redman

Angle of Repose, by Wallace Stegner

Wine and War, by Don and Petie Kladstrup

Ice Capades – a Memoir of Fast Living and Tough Hockey, by Sean Avery

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Wood

The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt

Ill Met by Moonlight, by W. Stanley Moss

Starship Troopers, by Robert Heinlein

Zorba the Greek, by Nikos Kazantzakis

Rifleman Dodd, by C.S. Forester

The Sandcastle Girls, by Chis Bohjalian

The Ocean at the End of the Lane, by Neil Gaiman

The Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Muriel Barbery

The Shadow of Kilimanjaro, by Rick Ridgeway

Green Hills of Africa, by Ernest Hemingway

The Death of Ivan Ilyich, by Leo Tolstoy

Super Consciousness, by Colin Wilson

Lincoln in the Bardo, by George Saunders

News of the World, by Paulette Jiles

Footsteps of Elephant Bill, by Susan Williams

A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles

Waking up – A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion, by Sam Harris

The General, by C.S. Forester

Waiting for Snow in Havana, by Carlos Eire

Sapiens, by Yuval Noah Harari

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Junot Diaz

Man’s Search for Meaning, by Viktor Frankl

Elephant Company, by Vicki Constantine Croke

The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Gilead, by Marilynn Robinson

English Creek, by Ivan Doig

All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr

Our Town – a Play in Three Acts, by Thornton Wilder

I’m Staying with My Boys – The Heroic Life of Sgt John Baseline USMC, by Proser with Cutter

The Revenant, by Michael Punke

The Deep Blue Good-By, by John D. MacDonald

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, by Alexander Solzhenitsyn

All the King’s Men, by Robert Penn Warren

Breakfast of Champions, by Kurt Vonnegut

When Breath Becomes Air, by Paul Kalanithi

Going After Cacciato, by Tim O’Brien

A Moveable Feast, by Ernest Hemingway

The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway

The Paris Wife, by Paula McLain

Song of Solomon, by Toni Morrison

East of Eden, by John Steinbeck

The Song of Achilles, by Madeline Miller

The Martian, by Andy Weir

The Cider House Rules, by John Irving

Out Stealing Horses, by Per Petterson

The Game of Life and How to Play It, by Florence Shinn

Go Set a Watchman, by Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee

Tijuana Straits, by Kem Nunn

The Narrow Road to the Deep North, by Richard Flanagan

Dancing at the Rascal Fair, by Ivan Doig

Euphoria by Lily King

The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert

Border Music by Robert Waller

Ines of My Soul by Isabel Allende

From Here to Eternity by James Jones

Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption, by Laura Hillenbrand

Soul Survivor: The Reincarnation of a World War II Fighter Pilot by Bruce and Andrea Leinginger and Ken Gross

A million Miles in a Thousand Years – How I learned to live a better story, by Donald Miller

The Pearl, by John Steinbeck

The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo

The Northwest Passage, by Kenneth Roberts

The Call of the Wild, by Jack London

Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk

A Small Place, by Jamaica Kincaid

The below books are all listed one after another and the reviews can be seen by clicking here.

  • Pearl in the Storm,  by Tori McClure
  • Jim  Bridger Mountain Man, by Stanley Vestal
  • Cannery Row, by John Steinbeck
  • Siddhartha, by Hermann Hesse
  • Cities of the Plain, by Cormac McCarthy
  • War, by Sebastian Junger

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