I'm an avid book collector and I try to read as much as I can. I love to discuss books so if you have read any that I have read recently, let's talk!

Books Read in...


The Snow Leopard- Peter Matthiessen [Got me amped up for my forthcoming trip to Nepal]

Dude Making a Difference - Rob Greenfield [An inspirational environmental activist]

Man's Search for Meaning - Viktor E. Frankl [Account from a concentration camp]

Biophilia - Edward O. Wilson [Connected to my masters thesis work]

A Brief History of Time - Stephen Hawking [Still over my head! and got me watching the Cosmos series]

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Rowling, Tiffany, Thorne [All the Harry Potter. I need to see that play!]

Life on the Mississippi - Mark Twain [Read while rowing the Mississippi River from Source to Sea]

The Girl in the Spider’s Web - David Lagercrantz [Loved the Larsson series, now I can go see the movie]

I am Malala - Malala Yousafzai [Learned a lot about Pakistan and their culture]

Mountains Beyond Mountains - Tracy Kidder [Inspiring biography about Dr. Farmer and Partners in Health; I want to visit Haiti]

The Sports Gene - David Epstein (currently reading)


The Things They Carried - Tim O'Brien

Walking towards Walden - John Hanson Mitchell

The Moneyless Manifesto - Mark Boyle

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass - Frederick Douglass

The House on Mango Street - Sandra Cisneros

The Pearl - John Steinbeck

Choke - Chuck Palahniuk

The Woman Who Married a Bear - John Straley

The End of Nature - Bill McKibben

Something Wicked This Way Comes - Ray Bradbury

The Woman Warrior - Maxine Hong Kingston

The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories - Ernest Hemingway

Travels with Charley in Search of America - John Steinbeck

Wind, Sand and Stars - Antoine de Saint Exupery

The Girl on the Train - Paula Hawkins

Love Hurts - Lodro Rinzler

Garbage Land - Elizabeth Royte
Rabbit-Proof Fence - Doris Pilkington

The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon - David Grann

The Quiet American - Graham Greene

Finding George Orwell in Burma - Emma Larkin

On the Duty of Civil Disobedience - Henry David Thoreau
Catfish and Mandala - Andrew X. Pham
Stay Alive, My Son - Pin Yathay
First They Killed My Father - Loung Ung 
The Souls of Black Folk - W.E.B. Du Bois
Outsider in the White House - Bernie Sanders with Huck Gutman 
The Razor's Edge - W. Somerset Maugham
Fast into the Night - Debbie Clarke Moderow
Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them -Newt Scamander
The Devil's Highway - Luis Alberto Urrea
Go Set a Watchman - Harper Lee
Poke the Box - Seth Godin
Do the Work - Steven Pressfield
Stop Drifting, Start Rowing - Roz Savage
An Unspoken Hunger - Terry Tempest Williams
Family Happiness - Leo Tolstoy
Steppenwolf - Hermann Hesse
The Last Season - Eric Blehm
Radical Simplicity - Jim Merkel
Last Child in the Woods - Richard Louv
Love Letter to the Earth - Thich Nhat Hanh
Wide Sargasso Sea - Jean Rhys
The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing - Marie Kondo
If The Legends Fade - Tom Hendrix
Pieces of White Shell: A Journey to Navajoland - Terry Tempest Williams
Silent Spring - Rachel Carson
Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn
Martin Eden - Jack London
If This is a Man & The Truce - Primo Levi
The Secret History - Donna Tartt
Eats, Shoots and Leaves - Lynne Truss
Ecology, Community, and Lifestyle - Arne Naess (for school) 
Active Hope - Joanna Macy & Chris Johnstone 
Cesar Chavez: A Triumph of Spirit- Richard Griswold Del Castillo and Richard A. Garcia
Travels in Alaska- John Muir
Arctic Dreams- Barry Lopez 
I Could Pee on This and Other Poems by Cats -Francesco Marciuliano
The Land of Little Rain- Mary Austin
The Good Life- Helen and Scott Nearing
Diary - Chuck Palahniuk 
Another Roadside Attraction - Tom Robbins
Wild - Cheryl Strayed
33 Men- Jonathan Franklin
Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth - R. Buckminster Fuller
Under the Banner of Heaven - Jon Krakauer
Rowing to Latitude - Jill Fredston
Jack London, Sailor on Horseback - Irving Stone
The Call of the Wild - Jack London
In Defense of Food - Michael Pollan 
Burmese Days - George Orwell 
Siddhartha- Hermann Hesse
People of the Abyss- Jack London
The Screwtape Letters- C.S. Lewis
Refuge -Terry Tempest Williams
The Narrow Road to the Deep North - Matsuo Basho
Oryx and Crake - Margaret Atwood (for school) 
Invisible Monsters - Chuck Palahniuk
The Dispossessed - Ursula K. LeGuin (for school) 
Ancient Futures - Helena Norberg-Hodge (for school) 
The Red Rose Crew - Daniel J. Boyne  
Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
Eat & Run - Scott Jurek
Second Nature - Michael Pollan 
Zeitoun - Dave Eggers 
Blessed Unrest - Paul Hawken (for school)
Eaarth - Bill McKibben (for school) 
Juliette Gordan Low: The Remarkable Founder of the Girl Scouts - Stacy A. Cordery
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain
Young Men and Fire - Norman Maclean 
The Boys in the Boat - Daniel James Brown 
The Master and Margarita - Mikhail Bulgakov
Bossypants - Tina Fey 
A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf - John Muir
No Picnic on Mount Kenya - Felice Benuzzi
Prodigal Summer - Barbara Kingsolver
Open - Andre Agassi 
In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex - Nathaniel Philbrick 
The Monkey Wrench Gang - Edward Abbey
The Forest Lover - Susan Vreeland 
Ecotopia - Ernest Callenbach
Kaffir Boy - Mark Mathabane
Swimming to Antarctica - Lynne Cox
The Diary of a Young Girl - Anne Frank
East Along the Equator - Helen Winternitz
Ishmael - Daniel Quinn  
Navigating Environmental Attitudes - Thomas Heberlein (for school)
Toxic Tourism- Phaedra Pezzullo (for school)
Soil not Oil- Vandana Shiva (for school) 
Becoming Animal - David Abram (for school)
The Hidden Heart of the Cosmos - Brian Swimme (for school)
The Time of the Black Jaguar- Arkan Lushwala  (for school) 
Love Letter to the Earth - Thich Nhat Hanh (for school) 
World as Lover World as Self- Joanna Macy 
Nature and Madness - Paul Shepard
The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
A Streetcar Named Desire - Tennessee Williams
A Glass Menagerie - Tennessee Williams
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - Tennessee Williams
Pygmalion - George Bernard Shaw
Life of Pi - Yann Martel
Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins
Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins
The Red Badge of Courage - Stephen Crane
Blind Courage - Bill Irwin
The Diving Bell & The Butterfly - Jean Dominique Bauby
Eiger Dreams - Jon Krakauer
This Side of Paradise - F. Scott Fitzgerald
A Lesson Before Dying - Ernest J. Gaines
The Three Musketeers- Alexander Dumas
Zlata's Diary - Zlata Filipovic
Crank - Ellen Hopkins
Brave Men- Ernie Pyle
Robinson Crusoe- Daniel Defoe
The Story of my Life- Helen Keller
The Casual Vacancy - J.K. Rowling
Freakonomics - Steven D. Levitt
Naked Lunch - William S. Burroughs
Emma - Jane Austen 
Mansfield Park - Jane Austen
A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini
Steppenwolf - Hermann Hesse
Ethan Frome - Edith Wharton  
Breakfast of Champions - Kurt Vonnegut
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald 
The Big Year - Mark Obmascik
A Schoolteacher in Old Alaska - Hannah Breece 
The Boat Who Wouldn't Float - Farley Mowat
Farm Fatale - Wendy Holden
The End of the Road - Tom Bodett 
Animal Dreams - Barbara Kingsolver 
A Farewll to Arms - Ernest Hemingway
Little Bee - Chris Cleave
Lost in the Barrens - Farley Mowat
Eskimo Island - Phillip Viereck
Jane Goodall 50 Years at Gombe - Jane Goodall
America and Americans - John Steinbeck
The Moral Imagination - John Paul Lederach (for school)
The Slums of Aspen - Park & Pellow (for school)  
Jonathan Livingston Seagull - Richard Bach
Off the Map - Chellis Glendinning (for school)
The Next American Revolution - Grace Lee Boggs (for school) 
I've Got the Light of Freedom - Charles Payne (for school)
Learning Native Wisdom - Gary Holthaus (for school) 
The Serpent's Coil - Farley Mowat
Resilience Thinking - Walker & Salt (for school) 
Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen
A Walk in the Woods - Bill Bryson
Alive - Piers Paul Read
An Untethered Soul - Michael A. Singer
Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
As I Lay Dying - William Faulkner
Cat's Cradle - Kurt Vonnegut
Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister - Gregory Maguire
Cry, the Beloved Country - Alan Paton
Death of a Salesman - Arthur Miller
Galapagos - Kurt Vonnegut
Geek Love - Katherine Dunn
How to Win Friends and Influence People - Dale Carnegie
I know why the Caged Bird Sings - Maya Angelou
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
Me Talk Pretty One Day - David Sedaris
Mrs Dalloway - Virginia Woolf
Naked - David Sedaris
Once a Runner - John L. Parker, Jr.
Once there was a War - John Steinbeck
Running the Amazon - Joe Kane
Shopgirl - Steve Martin
Skinny Bitch - R. Freedman & K. Barnouin
The Cider House Rules - John Irving
The Color Purple - Alice Walker
The Florabama Ladies' Auxillary & Sewing Circle - Lois Battle
The Good Earth - Pearl S. Buck
The Hunchback of Notre Dame - Victor Hugo
The Solace of Open Places - Gretel Ehrlich
Tuesdays with Morrie - Mitch Albom
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance - Robert M. Pirsig