Book Log

I must judge for myself, but how can I judge, how can any man judge, unless his mind has been opened and enlarged by reading.–John Adams

I love reading. I used to hide under my blanket at night with a flashlight so I could stay awake reading. I don’t think my parents were fooled. My love for reading has continued into adulthood, although most of my reading these days is done on the metro using my Kindle. Here is a list of the books I’ve read. Most recently:

Hillbilly Elegy (audiobook), J.D. Vance (amazon)

Yes Please (audiobook), Amy Poehler (amazon)

Dead Certain: A Novel, Adam Mitzner (amazon)

Song of Edmon, Adam Burch (amazon)

Secondborn, Amy A. Bartol (amazon)

Boundary Born, Melissa F. Olson (amazon)

Revolutionary Summer, Joseph J. Ellis (amazon)

Boundary Lines, Melissa F. Olson (amazon)

Lost Boys, Orson Scott Card (amazon)

American Sniper, Chris Kyle (amazon)

The Man in the High Castle, Philip K. Dick (amazon)


The Last Girl, Joe Hart (amazon)

The Void, J.D. Horn (amazon)


Alaeddin and the Enchanted Lamp, John Payne (trans.) (amazon)

Bum Rap, Paul Levine (amazon)

Boundary Crossed, Melissa F. Olson (amazon)

The Girl from Krakow, Alex Rosenberg (amazon)

Bringing Up Bébé (audiobook), Pamela Druckerman (amazon)

Time’s Edge, Rysa Walker (amazon)

The Death Cure, James Dashner (amazon)


Half Broke Horses, Jeannette Walls (amazon)

The Scorch Trials, James Dashner (amazon)

Unbroken, Laura Hillenbrand (amazon)

David and Goliath (audiobook), Malcolm Gladwell (amazon)

The Maze Runner, James Dashner (amazon)

As Red as Blood, Salla Simukka (amazon)

An Abundance of Katherines, John Green (amazon)

The Giver, Lois Lowry (amazon)

Looking for Alaska, John Green (amazon)

The Source, J.D. Horn (amazon)

Insurgent, Veronica Roth (amazon)

Paper Towns, John Green (amazon)

Divergent, Veronica Roth (amazon)

Moving Day, Jonathan Stone (amazon)

Long Knives, Charles Rosenberg (amazon)

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns), Mindy Kaling (amazon)

The Bird Eater, Ania Ahlborn (amazon)

Under the Dome, Stephen King (amazon)

The Line, J.D. Horn (amazon)

Timebound (The Chronos Files), Rysa Walker (amazon)

Thirteen Days, Robert F. Kennedy (amazon)


Things We Set on Fire, Deborah Reed (amazon)

Zombies!!! (Free to Take), Jon Koehle (amazon)

Hanson’s Marathon Method, Luke Humphrey (amazon)

World War Z (audiobook), Max Brooks (amazon)

No Easy Day (audiobook), Mark Owen (amazon)

Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky (amazon)

The Big Short, Michael Lewis (amazon)

Liar’s Poker, Michael Lewis (amazon)

Dracula, Bram Stoker (amazon)

The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde (amazon)


Fanshawe, Nathaniel Hawthorne (amazon)

The Three Golden Apples, Nathaniel Hawthorne (amazon)

The Great Stone Face, Nathaniel Hawthorne (amazon)

The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne (amazon)

The Hobbit (audiobook), J.R.R. Tolkien (amazon)

The Return of the King (audiobook), J.R.R. Tolkien (amazon)

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, Stieg Larsson (amazon)

The Girl Who Played with Fire, Stieg Larsson (amazon)

The Associate, John Grisham (amazon)


The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson (amazon)

The Two Towers (audiobook), J.R.R. Tolkien (amazon)

Broken Trust, Samuel P. King, Randall W. Roth (amazon)

The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls (amazon)

The Jungle, Upton Sinclair (amazon)

What Happened to the Cross?, Robert Millet (amazon)

Leadership and Self-Deception, Arbinger Institute (amazon)

The Princess Bride, William Goldman (amazon)

The Lincoln Lawyer, Michael Connelly (amazon)

The Once and Future King, T.H. White (amazon)

The Fellowship of the Ring (audiobook), J.R.R. Tolkien (amazon)

Never Let Me Go, Kazuo Ishiguro (amazon)

Getting to Yes, Roger Fisher & William Ury (amazon)

The Guns of the South, Harry Turtledove (amazon)

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, Malcolm Gladwell (amazon)

Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation, Joseph Ellis (amazon)

The Millionaire Next Door (audiobook), Thomas J. Stanley & William D. Danko (amazon)


Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad (amazon)

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson (amazon)

Grace Works, Robert L. Millet (amazon)

The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands, Laura Schlessinger (amazon)

Men of Influence: The Potential of the Priesthood to Lift the World, Robert L. Millet (amazon)

The Beauty Bias: The Injustice of Appearance in Life and Law, Deborah L. Rhode (amazon)

Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins (amazon)

Prophecy and Modern Times, Cleon Skousen (amazon)

The House of the Seven Gables, Nathaniel Hawthorne (amazon)

To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee (amazon)

The Rich Part of Life, Jim Kokoris (amazon)

A Mormon in the White House?: 10 Things Every American Should Know about Mitt Romney, Hugh Hewitt (amazon)

Rich Dad Poor Dad (audiobook), Robert T. Kiyosaki (amazon)

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference (audiobook), Malcolm Gladwell (amazon)


Outliers: The Story of Success (audiobook), Malcolm Gladwell (amazon)

A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens (amazon)

Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins (amazon)

Crito, Plato (amazon)

The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins (amazon)

Free to Choose, Milton & Rose Friedman (amazon)

Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe (amazon)

1984, George Orwell (amazon)

Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, Barbara Ehrenreich (amazon)

Candide, Voltaire (amazon)

Animal Farm, George Orwell (amazon)

We, Robert A. Johnson (amazon)

The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger (amazon)

His Needs, Her Needs, Willard F. Harley, Jr. (amazon)


The Memory Keeper’s Daughter, Kim Edwards (amazon)

Shadow of the Hegemon, Orson Scott Card (amazon)

Ender’s Shadow, Orson Scott Card (amazon)

The Five Lessons a Millionaire Taught Me About Life and Wealth, Richard Paul Evans (amazon)

Charly, Jack Weyland (amazon)