Reading List

I read quite a bit. The list of the books on this page contains books I've found especially useful or defining in my life. I am limiting this particular list to twenty titles. That seems like a good number. This version of the list was compiled on 15 June 2019.

My Top Twenty Books

  1. A Touch of Wonder by Arthur Gordon
  2. The Princess Bride by William Goldman
  3. Dune by Frank Herbert
  4. A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula Le Guin
  5. Imperial Earth by Arthur C. Clarke
  6. Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu
  7. How to Stay Alive in the Woods by Bradford Angier
  8. The Demon-Haunted World by Carl Sagan
  9. At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft
  10. Magician by Raymond E. Feist
  11. A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr.
  12. Tailchaser's Song by Tad Williams
  13. Starting from Scratch by Rita Mae Brown
  14. Citizen of the Galaxy by Robert A. Heinlein
  15. Contact by Carl Sagan
  16. Anne of the Island by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  17. Drawing Down the Moon by Margot Adler
  18. The Tough Guide to Fantasyland by Diana Wynne Jones
  19. Video Games by Daniel Cohen
  20. License Renewed by John Gardner

Other Reading Lists

Older Reading List
This is the final version of the reading list I had on my website from 1996 until 2009. I'm not sure what I was thinking when I put this together. The list contains both good books and not so good books.
Top 20 Books list from 22 June 2018
This was a reading list I put together in mid 2018 to replace my old reading list that I originally created in 1996 and kept adding to.
Top 20 Books list from 07 January 2019
This incarnation of the list is more reflective of what I was reading throughout 2018 than it is of anything else.