“Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.”

― John GreenThe Fault in Our Stars

“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.”
― Lemony SnicketHorseradish

“Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider. Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested: that is, some books are to be read only in parts, others to be read, but not curiously, and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention.”
― Francis BaconThe Essays

“In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you.”
― Mortimer J. Adler

See the footer for my account with current and recently read books! Here’s some generally great books I’ve read and would recommend in no particular order:


The King Killer Chronicles [series] by Patrick Rothfuss

The Sward of Truth [series] by Terry Goodkind

Ender’s Game [series] by Orson Scott Card

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The Life of Pi by Yann Martel

The Call of the Wild by Jack London

The Sparrow by Marry Doria Russell

Dune by Frank Herbert

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy [series] by Douglas Adams

Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

The Golden Compass [series] by Philip Pullman

The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

Harry Potter (of course) by J.K. Rowling

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood


Atul Gawande’s & Malcolm Gladwell’s Books [All of them!]

The 7 Laws of Magical Thinking: How Irrational Beliefs Keep Us Happy, Healthy, and Sane by Matthew Hutson

How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence
by Michael Pollan

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire, and the Internet of Things by David Rose

Surviving the Extremes by Kenneth Kamler

Solving Tough Problems by Adam Kahane

All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation by Rebecca Traister

Life’s Work: A Moral Argument for Choice by Dr. Willie Parker

Born A Crime by Trevor Noah

Born to Run by Christopher McDougall

The Health Gap by Michael Marmot

Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn

Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Touching the Void by Joe Simpson

Annapurna: A Woman’s Place by Ariene Blum

Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality without Religion by Sam Harris

In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan

Tracks by Robyn Davidson

We Band of Angels by Elizabeth M. Norman

Making Social Worlds by W Pearce

Eat and Run by Scott Jurek

Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed

Desert Flower by Waris Dirie

We Should All Be Feminists (essay) by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

Books read in Tanzania 2016-2017

Sword of Truth Series (books 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 0.5 & 11) by Terry Goodkind

Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn

The King Killer Chronicles (books 1 & 2) by Patrick Rothfuss

Heretic by Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Rewilding the Way by Todd Wynward

Born A Crime by Trevor Noah

The Gift of Fear by Gavin DeBecker

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafazi

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

All the Single Ladies by Rebecca Traister

To Repair the World by Paul Farmer

Sick in the Head by Judd Apatow

Tracks by Robyn Davidson

Shadow of the Hegemon by Orson Scott Card

Shadow Puppets by Orson Scott Card

Shadow of the Giant by Orson Scott Card

The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Life’s Work by Dr. Willie Parker

Waking Up by Sam Harris

Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv

Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham

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