Books I’ve Read


  1. Invisible Man – Ralph Ellison
  2. Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
  3. Lucky: A Memoir – Alice Sebold
  4. Rats: Observations on the History and Habitat of the City’s Most Unwanted Inhabitants – Robert Sullivan
  5. The Inheritance of Loss – Kiran Desai
  6. The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America – Erik Larson
  7. The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals – Michael Pollan
  8. 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus – Charles C. Mann
  9. The Death and Life of Great American Cities – Jane Jacobs
  10. Crossing Over: A Mexican Family on the Migrant Trail – Ruben Martinez
  11. The Fated Sky: Astrology in History – Benson Bobrick
  12. The Monster of God: The Man-Eating Predator in the Jungles of History and the Mind – David Quammen
  13. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7) – J. K. Rowling
  14. The Namesake – Jhumpa Lahiri
  15. Water for Elephants – Sara Gruen
  16. Polio: An American Story – David M. Oshinksy
  17. The Mole People: Life in the Tunnels Beneath New York City – Jennifer Toth
  18. The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York – Robert A. Caro
  19. Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America – Juan Gonzalez
  20. Atonement – Ian McEwan
  21. Summer Crossing – Truman Capote
  22. Life of Pi – Yann Martel


  1. Breaking Out of Beginner’s Spanish – Joseph J. Keenan
  2. Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Truman Capote
  3. Bless Me, Ultima – Rudolfo Anaya
  4. The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s Eye View of the World – Michael Pollan
  5. Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do – Studs Terkel
  6. Horse Heaven – Jane Smiley
  7. The Devil’s Highway: A True Story – Luis Alberto Urrea
  8. A Field Guide to the Natural World of New York City – Leslie Day
  9. The Hummingbird’s Daughter – Luis Alberto Urrea
  10. All The Pretty Horses – Cormac McCarthy
  11. Grayson – Lynne Cox
  12. Gift From The Sea – Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  13. Saving the World – Julia Alvarez
  14. The Giver – Lois Lowry
  15. In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto – Michael Pollan
  16. Drown – Junot Diaz (short stories)
  17. The Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao – Junot Diaz
  18. The Relucant Mr. Darwin – David Quammen
  19. A Shorty History of Nearly Everything – Bill Bryson
  20. While I Was Gone – Sue Miller
  21. Free Food For Millionaries – Min Jin Lee
  22. Work And Other Sins – Charlie LeDuff
  23. Lush Life – Richard Price
  24. The Abstinence Teacher – Tom Perrotta
  25. Bridge of Sighs – Richard Russo
  26. Sweetwater – Roxana Robinson
  27. Dreams From My Father – Barack Obama
  28. The Almost Moon – Alice Sebold
  29. Cost – Roxana Robinson
  30. Red-Tails In Love: A Wildlife Drama in Central Park – Marie Winn
  31. Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  32. The Red Queen: Sex And The Evolution Of Human Nature – Matt Ridley


  1. Revolutionary Road – Richard Yates
  2. The Girl’s Guide To Hunting And Fishing – Melissa Banks
  3. Towelhead – Alicia Erian
  4. The Savage Detectives – Roberto Bolano
  5. Bananas: The Fate of the Fruit That Changed the World – Dan Koeppel
  6. The Meadowlands: Wilderness Adventures At The Edge Of A City – Robert Sullivan
  7. Central Park In The Dark: More Mysteries Of Urban Wildlife – Marie Winn
  8. The Wishbones – Tom Perrotta
  9. To See Every Bird On Earth – Dan Koeppel
  10. The Story Of Edgar Sawtelle – David Wroblewski
  11. Another Roadside Attraction – Tom Robbins
  12. The Animal Dialogues: Uncommon Encounters in the Wild – Craig Childs
  13. Into The Beautiful North – Luis Alberto Urrea
  14. A Walk In The Woods – Bill Bryson
  15. Kissing Games Of The World – Sandi Kahn Shelton
  16. My Sister’s Keeper – Jodi Picoult
  17. How Does It Feel To Be A Problem? Being Young And Arab In America – Moustafa Bayoumi
  18. All We Ever Wanted Was Everything – Janelle Brown
  19. Dear American Airlines – Jonathan Miles
  20. The New Yorkers – Cathleen Schine


  1. Here Is New York – E. B. White
  2. Firefly Lane – Kristin Hannah
  3. Friday Night Knitting Club – Kate Jacobs
  4. Knit Two – Kate Jacobs
  5. Very Valentine – Adriana Trigiani
  6. Brava, Valentine – Adriana Trigiani
  7. Little Bee – Chris Cleave
  8. Netherland – Joseph O’Neill
  9. This Is Where I Leave You – Jonathan Tropper
  10. Then We Came To The End – Joshua Ferris
  11. Eat, Pray, Love – Elizabeth Gilbert

2 Responses to “Books I’ve Read”

  1. AlexM Says:

    Your blog is interesting!

    Keep up the good work!

  2. eureka0508 Says:

    Hey P.!
    Nice niche you carved out for yourself here in the virtual plane. You’ve definitely read alot of books. How the knowledge you’ve learned from this year’s book selection helped grow as person?

    me 🙂

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