loosely chronological

Hope in the Dark by Rebecca Solnit
Shadows in the Sun by Wade Davis
Light at the Edge of the World by Wade Davis
The Selected Poetry of Robinson Jeffers edited by Tim Hunt
The Lost City of Z by David Grann
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
On Tyranny by Timothy Snyder
Learning to Die in the Anthropocene by Roy Scranton
I Contain Multitudes by Ed Yong
The Wayfinders by Wade Davis
Wandering God by Morris Berman
The Songlines by Bruce Chatwin
Saving Capitalism by Robert B. Reich
The Desert Smells Like Rain by Gary Paul Nabham
Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner
Natural Acts by David Quammen
Before the Dawn by Nicolas Wade
The Glass Cage: How Computers are Changing Us by Nicholas Carr
The Revenge of the Analog by David Sax
Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut
The Twilight of American Culture by Morris Berman
Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
Everything and More by David Foster Wallace
Tibetan Peach Pie by Tom Robbins
Wild Ducks Flying Backwards by Tom Robbins
Portnoy’s Complaint by Philip Roth
Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas by Tom Robbins
Don Quixote by Cervantes
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues by Tom Robbins
Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates by Tom Robbins
Quantum Electrodynamics by Richard P. Feynman
Einstein’s Dreams by Alan Lightman
Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age by W. Bernard Carlson
The Meaning of it All by Richard P. Feynman
Creating Climate Wealth by Jigar Shah
Empires of Light by Jill Jonnes
Smart Power by Peter Fox-Penner
Reinventing Fire by Amory B. Lovins and RMI
Skinny Legs and All by Tom Robbins
Wild Thoughts from Wild Places by David Quammen
Ishmael by Daniel Quinn
Coming into the Country by John McPhee
Boilerplate Rhino by David Quammen
Annals of the Former World by John McPhee
Natural Acts by David Quammen
The Diversity of Life by EO Wilson
Flight of the Iguana: A Sidelong View of Science and Nature by David Quammen
Wilderness and the American Mind by Roderick Nash
Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas R. Hofstadter
Thinking in Systems: A Primer by Donella H. Meadows
Complexity: A Guided Tour by Melanie Mitchell
The Accidental Universe by Alan Lightman
What is the What by Dave Eggers
The Social Conquest of the Earth by EO Wilson
The Essential Chomsky by Noam Chomsky edited by Anthony Arnove
Bagombo Snuffbox by Kurt Vonnegut
The Sense of Style: A Thanking Man’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century by Stephen Pinker
Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
The Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Island by Aldous Huxley
Song of the Dodo: Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinctions by David Quammen
Still Life With Woodpecker by Tom Robbins
The Odyssey by Homer
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert
This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein
Reservation Blues by Sherman Alexie
The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture by Wendell Berry
Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind by Shunryu Suzuki
Another Roadside Attraction by Tom Robbins
Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins
A View of the River by Luna Leopold
The War of Art by Stephen Pressfield
Lost Land of the Dodo by Anthony Cheke & Julian P. Hume
Empire of the Summer Moon by S.C. Gwynne
The Emerald Mile by Kevin Fedarko
The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie
Cataract Canyon by Robert H. Webb, Jayne Belnap, John S. Weisheit
House of Rain: Tracking a Vanished Civilization by Craig Childs
Utopia Deferred by Jean Baudrillard
Beyond the Hundredth Meridian by Wallace Stegner
A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold
Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck
Nirvana Blues by John Nichols
The Magic Journey by John Nichols
Central Park by Henry Hope Reed
Brown Dog by Jim Harrison
Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
Chaos by James Gleick
Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut
The Best American Nonrequired Reading edited by Dave Eggers
Gertrude by Hermann Hesse
Demian by Hermann Hesse
Apocalyptic Planet by Craig Childs
Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut
Welcome to the Monkey House by Kurt Vonnegut
The Invention of Brownstone Brooklyn by Suleiman Osman
Small is Beautiful by EF Schumacher
The Omnivores Dilemma by Michael Pollan
The One Straw Revolution by Masanobu Fukuoka
The User Illsion by Tor Nørretranders
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
Deep Economy by Bill McKibben
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
The Glass Bead Game by Herman Hesse
Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom by Rick Hanson
A Brief History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
Sometimes a Great Notion by Ken Kesey
Full Catastrophe Living by John Kabat-Zinn
The Art of Living: Vipassana Meditation by William Hart
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
The Alchemist by Paulo Coleho
The Life and Times of Mexico by Earl Shorris
The Book of Sand and Shakespeare’s Memory by Jorge Luis Borges
The Queen of the South by Arturo Perez-Reverte
Touching the Void by Joe Simpson
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Pale King by David Foster Wallace
A Supposedly Fun Thing I Will Never Do Again by David Foster Wallace
Broom of the System by David Foster Wallace
The Animal Dialogues by Craig Childs
Finders Keepers by Craig Childs
Big Money by John Dos Passos
The 42nd Parallel by John Dos Passos
Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey
1919 by John Dos Passos
The Old Patagonia Express by Paul Theroux
A Hearbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
Wind Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
The Teachings of Don Juan by Carlos Castaneda
The History of Western Philosophy by Bertrand Russell
American Pastoral by Philip Roth
The Language Instinct by Stephen Pinker
Campesino a Campesino by Eric Holt-Gimenez
Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
Two Ears of Corn by Roland Bunch
Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut
Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
Steppenwolf by Herman Hesse
The Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks
Mysticism and Logic by Bertrand Russell
Siddartha by Herman Hesse
Vipassana Meditation by William Hart
No Exit by Jean Paul Sartre
The Human Stain by Philip Roth
Candide by Voltaire
The Snow Leopard by Peter Mattheissen
Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
Against the Day by Thomas Pynchon
V. by Thomas Pynchon
Vineland by Thomas Pynchon
The Green Collar Economy by Van Jones
Collapse by Jared Diamond
The Great Crash 1929 by John Kenneth Galbraith
Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
Herzog by Saul Bellow
Absurdistan by Gary Shteyngart
Howl by Allen Ginsberg
The Quiet American by Graham Greene
The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Nostromo by Joseph Conrad
Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson
Hell’s Angels by Hunter S. Thomspon
The Rum Diary by Hunter S. Thomspon
Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail ’72 by Hunter S. Thomspon
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thomspon
The Great Shark Hunt by Hunter S. Thomspon
Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen
A Primate’s Memoirs by Robert M. Sapolsky
The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon
King Rat by James Clavell
Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
The Secret Knowledge of Water by Craig Childs
Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Island by Aldous Huxley
The Doors of Preception by Aldous Huxley
Naked Lunch by William S. Borroughs
Junky by William S. Borroughs
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemmingway
The Dangerous Summer by Ernest Hemmingway
Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemmingway
A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemmingway
For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemmingway
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Into Thin Air by John Krakauer
Who Shall Live? By Victor Robert Fuchs
The Social Transformation of American Medicine by Paul Starr
Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco by Bryan Burrough and John Helyar
Den of Thieves by James B. Stewart
Liars Poker by Michael Lewis
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick
The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe
Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Money by Martin Amis
A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
Fabric of the Cosmos by Brian Greene
One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest by Ken Kesey
Seven Years in Tibet by Heinrich Harrer
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
Riding Freight Trains in America by Duffy Littlejohn
Down and Out in London and Paris by George Orwell
Animal Farm by George Orwell
1984 by George Orwell
Walden by Henry David Thoreau
Ham on Rye by Charles Bukowski
Post Office by Charles Bukowski
Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut
Jupiter’s Travels by Ted Simon
Riding High by Ted Simon
The Art of War by Sun Tzu
Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
Tibetan Book of the Dead
The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey
Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
No Shortcuts to the Top by Ed Viesturs
Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
The Analects by Confuscius
War and Peace by Tolstoy
The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
Dog Soldiers by Robert Stone
The Informant by Kurt Eichenwald
Everest to Arabia by Jaime Clark
Staring at the Sun by Irvin Yalom
The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester
On the Road by Jack Kerouac
Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac
Desolation Angels by Jack Kerouac
Big Sur by Jack Kerouac
Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler
Gandhi: An Autobiography by Mohandas Gandhi
The Diamond Sutra and the Sutra of Hui Neng translated by Shambhala
Valuing the Earth edited by Herman E. Daly and Kenneth N. Townsend
Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo by Oscar Zeta Acosta


99 Bottles of Pee on the Wall – Davy Rothbart
Existentialism is a Humanism – Jean Paul Satre
Pearls Before Breakfast – Gene Weingarten
The Death of Environmentalism – Ted Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberger
Quitting the Paint Factory – Mark Slouka
In Praise of Idleness – Bertrand Russell
Saving the Indigenous Soul: An Interview with Martin Prechtel  – Derrick Jensen

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