TBR Pile

Here’s a pile of books which I’ve purchased but…

  1. The Color of Water by James McBride
  2. The People of Nineteenth Street by Sherry Scott
  3. Raised Smart: From a Father’s Point of View by Dalton Smith
  4. Trust Me, I’m Lying by Ryan Holiday
  5. Walden by Henry David Thoreau (reading…)
  6. Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward
  7. Born a Crime by Trevor Noah (procrastinating cos I don’t like this dude)
  8. A City Owned by OJ Modjeska
  9. The Marcos Dynasty by Sterling Seagrave (reading…)
  10. The Rainbow Comes and Goes by Anderson Cooper
  11. Fascinating Facts for the Whole Family by Nayden Kostov
  12. The IF Diet Robert Skinner (reading…)
  13. Every Man in This Village is a Liar: An Education in War by Megan K. Stack (reading…)
  14. The Last Journalist by A.C. Fuller
  15. Pies and Mini Pies by Bonnie Scott (I love pies I just use Google more nowadays)
  16. Never Say No: Raising Big-Picture Kids by Mark Foreman (abandoned?)
  17. The Desert and the Sea by Michael Scott Moore
  18. Inside Delta Force: The Story of America’s Elite Counterterrorist Unit by Eric Haney
  19. The Blue Sweater by Jacqueline Novogratz
  20. How Starbucks Saved My Life by Michael Gates Gill
  21. Lost Connections by Johann Hari
  22. Tune in Tokyo: The Gaijin Diaries by Tim Anderson
  23. I was Told to Come Alone by Souad Mekhennet
  24. The Yakuza Path: Blood Stained Tea by Amy Tasukada
  25. Early Life Leadership in the Classroom: Resources, Tidbits & Strategies to Grow Great Leaders by Christina DeMara
  26. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
  27. The Big Book of Vintage Advertising Posters – Volume One: A Kindle Coffee Table Book by Douglas DeLong
  28. The Master of Confessions: The Making of a Khmer Rouge Torturer by Thierry Cruvellier
  29. Stalin’s Daughter by Rosemary Sullivan
  30. Street of Eternal Happiness by Rob Schmitz
  31. ExciTED: 50 Memoirs from Organizing TEDx Events around the world by Jan Scheele
  32. The Crime Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained by DK
  33. Back and Better: 37 Rapid Recovery Exercises I Use When Injured or Bedridden by Ross Hoffman (don’t judge, I’m not in my 20s anymore)
  34. The Sky Below: A True Story of Summits, Space, and Speed [Kindle in Motion] by Scott Parazynski and Susy Flory
  35. Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China by Paul French
  36. 1123 Hard to Believe Facts: From the Creator of the Popular Trivia Website RaiseYourBrain.com by Nayden Kostov (I’m trying to be smart for the sake of the kids)
  37. The Body Book: The Law of Hunger, the Science of Strength, and Other Ways to Love Your Amazing Body by Cameron Diaz (I skimmed. It shouldn’t count.)
  38. Beautiful Thing: Inside the Secret World of Bombay’s Dance Bars by Sonia Faleiro (currently reading)
  39. The Wife’s Tale: A Personal History by Aida Edemariam
  40. On Hearing My Mother’s Death Six Years After It Happened: A Daughter’s Memoir of Mental Illness by Lori Schafer
  41. Once Upon a Time in Russia: The Rise of the Oligarchs – A True Story of Ambition, Wealth, Betrayal, and Murder by Ben Mezrich
  42. Evicted: Poverty and and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond
  43. Growing the Good Life: Lessons in Parenting, Gardening, Health, and Meaningful Living by Alison Buehler (I needed lessons in gardening.)
  44. Which is NOT True – The Quiz Book by Nayden Kostov (yes, him, again)
  45. Lost Daughter: A Daughter’s Suffering, a Mother’s Unconditional Love, and Extraordinary of Hope and Survival by Nola Wunderle
  46. Reiki: The Reiki Beginner’s Bible: The Ultimate Guide to Increase Your Energy, Improve Your Health and Feel Amazing by Tai Morello (still, exploring)
  47. The Kill Bill Diary: The Making of a Tarantino Classic Seen Through the Eyes of a Screen Legend by David Carradine (halfway through)
  48. Cookie Recipes: Delicious and Easy Cookie Recipes by Hannie P. Scott (by this one you should know I have a really good oven at home)
  49. Gangsters, Geishas, Monks & Me: A Memoir of Three Years in the Underbelly of Japan by Gordon Hutchison
  50. Sayings to Live Your Life By by Gregg Southgate
  51. The Affair: A Gripping Psychological Thriller with a Shocking Twist by Sheryl Browne (free. this was free. alongside all the recipe books and Kostov books above, get it?)
  52. The Scourge of the Swastika: A History of Nazi War Crimes During World War II by Lord Russell of Liverpool
  53. My First Coup d’Etat: And Other True Stories from the Lost Decades of Africa by John Dramani Mahama
  54. The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way by Amanda Ripley (clearly, I don’t seem to be in a hurry to rip through this)
  55. Moll Flanders: Classic Illustrated Edition by Daniel Defoe (started…)
  56. Catch Me If You Can by Frank W. Abagnale
  57. 100 Years: Wisdom from Famous Writers on Every Year of Your Life by Joshua Prager and Milton Glaser
  58. The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz
  59. Focus On: 100 Most Popular American Agnostics: Agnosticism, Albert Einstein, Warren Buffet, Brad Pitt… by Wikipedia Contributors (again, free)
  60. Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America by Firoozeh Dumas
  61. Mao: The Unknown Story by Jung Chang and Jon Halliday
  62. Full Upright and Locked Position: The Insider’s Guide to Air Travel by Mark Gerchich
  63. Don’t Go There: From Chernobyl to North Korea… by Adam Fletcher
  64. Tombstone: The Great Chinese Famine by Yang Jisheng (currently reading)
  65. China Road: A Journey into the Future of a Rising Power by Rob Gifford
  66. Where the Wind Leads: A Refugee Family’s Miraculous Story of Loss, Rescue, and Redemption by Dr. Vinh Chung
  67. Mental Toughness: How to be a BADASS in Sports, Business, and Life by Eric Rios (free, okay!)
  68. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (can’t be bothered, really, but it was free)
  69. G. B. Shaw on Religion by George Bernard Shaw (currently reading)
  70. The Rothschilds by Virginia Cowles
  71. 2 B R 0 2 B by Kurt Vonnegut
  72. The Importance of Being Ernest by Oscar Wilde
  73. Not Exactly Love: A Memoir by Betty Hafner
  74. The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying by Nina Riggs
  75. Moonwalk by Michael Jackson
  76. Silent Tears: A Journey of Hope in a Chinese Orphanage by Kay Bratt
  77. Take Command: Lessons in Leadership: How to be a First Responder in Business by Jake Wood
  78. Emerson: The Ultimate Collection by Ralph Waldo Emerson
  79. Life and Death in Shanghai by Nien Cheng
  80. Guests of the Ayatollah: The Iran Hostage Crisis: The First Battle in America’s War with Militant Islam by Mark Bowden
  81. Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us by Michael Moss
  82. Big Stink-up at Brink’s! by Noel Behn
  83. Five Men Who Broke My Heart: A Memoir by Susan Shapiro (what nonsense!)
  84. The Journey Back from Hell: Conversations with Concentration Camp Survivors by Anton Gill
  85. The House of the Dead by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (i read it long time ago. i don’t remember much. so, i need to read this again)
  86. Skeletons on the Zahara: A True Story of Survival by Dean King
  87. Memory Cards by Michael Brantley
  88. The Nazi Officer’s Wife: How One Jewish Woman Survived the Holocaust by Edith H. Beer
  89. Brandwashed: Tricks Companies Used to Manipulate Our Minds and Persuade Us to Buy by Martin Lindstrom
  90. Daring and Disruptive: Unleashing the Entrepreneur by Lisa Messenger
  91. How the World Sees You: Discover Your Highest Value Through the Science of Fascination by Sally Hogshead
  92. Confessions of an Economic Hit Man by John Perkins (currently reading)
  93. Spies, Sadists and Sorcerers: The History You weren’t Taught in School by Dominic Selwood
  94. Perfume: The Alchemy of Scent by Jean-Claude Ellena
  95. A Greedy Man in a Hungry World: How (almost) everything you thought you knew about food is wrong by Jay Rayner
  96. The Chain: Farm, Factory, and the Fate of Our Food by Ted Genoways
  97. Damaged: The Heartbreaking True Story of a Forgotten Child by Cathy Glass
  98. Save Me from Myself: How I Found God, Quit Korn, Kicked Drugs, and Lived to Tell my Story by Brian Welch
  99. Made in the USA: The Sex Trafficking of America’s Children by Alisa Jordheim
  100. Goddess: The Secret Lives of Marilyn Monroe by Anthony Summers
  101. The Complete Titanic Chronicles: A Night to Remember and The Night Lives on by Walter Lord
  102. Miss Bangkok: Memoirs of a Thai Prostitute by Bua Boonmee (started…)
  103. The Communist Manifesto by Friedrich Engels and Karl Marx
  104. I Shall Live: Surviving the Holocaust Against All Odds by Henry Orenstein (didn’t I read this?)
  105. Heinrich Himmler: The Sinister Life of the Head of the SS and Gestapo by Roger Manvell and Heinrich Fraenkel
  106. Tea on the Great Wall: An American Girl in War-Torn China by Patricia Luce Chapman
  107. Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  108. Eating Smoke: One Man’s Descent into Drug Psychosis in Hong Kong’s Triad Heartland by Chris Thrall
  109. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond
  110. Dear Dawn: Aileen Wournos in Her Own Words by Aileen Wournos (currently reading)
  111. Monster: My Own Story by Christopher Berry-Dee and Aileen Wournos
  112. Kowloon Walled City, 1984 by Nicholas Morine
  113. Revenge of the Vegetarian: A Humorous Spin on the World of Vegetarianism by Jim Tilberry Patricia Van Winkle
  114. What Young India Wants by Chetan Bhagat
  115. Imperial Woman: The Story of the Last Empress of China by Pearl S. Buck
  116. Shantaram: A Novel by Gregory David Roberts (it’s a novel and i’ve always struggle with fiction no matter how good the storytelling is)
  117. A Disrupted Life: A Memoir by Michael J. Tucker
  118. That Bear Ate My Pants! Life and Near-Death in an Ecuadorian Animal Refuge by Tony James Slater
  119. I am Ozzy by Ozzy Osbourne
  120. Slash by Slash and Anthony Bozza
  121. Splitting the Difference: A Heart-Shaped Memoir by Tre Miller Rodriguez
  122. Mein Kampf: My Struggle by Adolf Hitler (how, tell me?)
  123. Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter by Kate Clifford Larson
  124. The Rose Hotel: A Memoir of Secrets, Loss, and Love from Iran to America
  125. Bury Me Standing: the Gypsies and Their Journey by Isabel Fonseca
  126. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (i’m not a fan of classics so this will take a while)
  127. Berlin Diary by William L. Shirer
  128. Diana: Her True Story in Her Own Words by Andrew Morton (started…)
  129. Blood & Oil: A Prince’s Memoir of Iran, from the Shah to the Ayatollah by Manucher Farmanfarmaian and Roxane Farmanfarmaian
  130. Sam Walton: Made in America by Sam Walton
  131. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy (again, some classic…)
  132. Pride and Prejudice (classic! how?)
  133. British Muslim Soldier by Adnan Sarwar
  134. The Cocaine Diaries: A Venezuelan Prison Nightmare by Jeff Farrell and Paul Keany
  135. The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X
  136. Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy by Carlos Eire
  137. Carrie by Stephen King
  138. No Turning Back: Life, Loss, and Hope in Wartime Syria by Rania Abouzeid
  139. Slave Girl: Return to Hell by Sarah Forsyth with Tim Tate
  140. Madame Mao: The White-Boned Demon by Ross Terrill
  141. Silent Siren: Memoirs of a Life Saving Mortician by Matthew Franklin Sias

Last updated on August 25th, 2019. I still have yet to include books from my physical bookshelves…

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