Books Read

I started tracking books I read in Goodreads in 2008, but I kept forgetting to update the my profile & when Amazon bought Goodreads I decided that was as good a time as any to delete my account. For a bit after, I tried to keep track of what I read in various notebooks, but, as with Goodreads, I’d either forget to write down what I had read, or I’d lose the notebook. So now I’m going to try to collect what I’ve read here beginning in 2014.

So far it seems to be working.

*****

  1. US Sailing. Basic Keelboat: The National Standard for Quality Sailing Instruction. 09/2017
  2. Cousteau, Jean-Michel. My Father, the Captain: My Life with Jacques Cousteau. 08/2017
  3. Buchanan, Heidi E. & Beth A. McDonough. The One-Shot Library Instruction Survival Guide. 08/2017
  4. Hannold, Alex. Alone on the Wall. 06/2017
  5. Lyle, Erick (ed). Streetopia. 05/2017
  6. Nguyen, Viet Thanh. The Sympathizer. 04/2017
  7. Bell, W. Kamau. The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell (ARC). 02/2017
  8. Michener, James A. Chesapeake. 01/2017

*****

  1. Olney, Ross R. The Young Sportsman’s Guide to Surfing. 10/2016
  2. Bach, Richard. Jonathan Livingston Seagull. 09/2016
  3. Heinz, Wayne. Catch Rockfish, Lincod, and Other Bottomfish. 09/2016
  4. Sheely, Terry W. Bait-Fishing for Trout. 08/2016
  5. Finnegan, William. Barbarian Days. 08/2016
  6. Steinbeck, John. Of Mice And Men. 07/2016
  7. McCarthy, Cormac. All The Pretty Horses. 07/2016
  8. Jackson, Blair. Garcia: An American Life. 06/2016
  9. Kobek, Jarrett. I Hate The Internet. 05/2016
  10. Baudrillard, Jean. America. 03/2016
  11. Fante, John. West Of Rome. 02/2016
  12. Costeau, Jacques-Yves. The Silent World. 01/2016

*****

  1. Steinbeck, John. Cannery Row. 12/2015
  2. Kolbert, Elizabeth. The Sixth Extinction. 12/2015
  3. Palumbi, Stephen R. & Carolyn Sotka. The Death & Life of Monterey Bay. 12/2015
  4. Cunningham, Liz. Ocean Country. 11/2015
  5. Steinbeck, John. East of Eden. 10/2015
  6. Kaiser, James. Yosemite: The Complete Guide. 10/2015
  7. Kaling, Mindy. Is Everyone Hanging Out With Me? 09/2015.
  8. Steinbeck, John. The Grapes of Wrath. 09/2015
  9. Atwood, Margaret. The Handmaid’s Tale. 09/2015
  10. Fletcher, Colin. The Man Who Walked Through Time. 08/2015
  11. Lopez, Gerry. Surf Is Where You Find It. 08/2015
  12. Coates, Ta-Nehisi. Between the World and Me. 07/2015
  13. Weschler, Lawrence. Seeing Is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees. 06/2015
  14. Flynn, Gillian. Gone Girl. 05/2015
  15. Gordon, Kim. Girl in a Band. 05/2015
  16. Rimbaud, Arthur. A Season in Hell & The Drunken Boat. 04/2015
  17. Drury, Bob & Tom Clavin. The Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, an American Legend. 04/2015
  18. Gilliam, Harold. Weather of the San Francisco Bay Region (California Natural History Guides 63). 03/2015
  19. Doyle, Tom. Man on the Run: Paul McCartney in the 1970s. 03/2015
  20. Ruen, Max. A Dirty Trade. 02/2015
  21. Tolkien, J.R.R. The Hobbit. 02/2015
  22. Lynch, David. Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity. 01/2015
  23. Muir, John. My First Summer in the Sierra. 01/2015
  24. Baldessari, John. More Than You Wanted to Know About John Baldessari, Vol. 1. 01/2015

*****

  1. Decker, Barbara and Robert. Road Guide to Death Valley National Park. 12/2014
  2. Clowes, Daniel. Wilson. 12/2014
  3. Moore, Alan. V for Vendetta. 12/2014
  4. Lowenthal, Steve. Dance of Death: The Life of John Fahey, American Guitarist. 12/2014
  5. Ruen, Max. The Crooked Finger. 09/2014
  6. Matsen, Brad. Jacques Cousteau: The Sea King. 08/2014
  7. Abbey, Edward. Desert Solitaire. 08/2014
  8. Simon, David. Homicide. 07/2014
  9. Thoreau, Henry David. Walden. 05/2014
  10. Felch, Jason & Ralph Frammolino. Chasing Aphrodite: The Hunt for Looted Antiquities at the World’s Richest Museum. 05/2014
  11. Kilham, Benjamin. Out on a Limb: What Black Bears Have Taught Me about Intelligence and Intuition. 03/2014
  12. Lesh, Phil. Searching for the Sound. 03/2014
  13. Roberts, Suzanne. Almost Somewhere. 02/2014

*****

  • Doyle, Arthur Conan. A Study In Scarlet. 11/2013
  • Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Sign of the Four. 11/2013
  • Carroll, Lewis. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. 10/2013
  • Dickens, Charles. A Christmas Carol. 09/2013
  • Marx, Karl. The Communist Manifesto. 09/2013
  • Young, Neil. Waging Heavy Peace. 08/2013
  • Stryker, Cole. Hacking the Future. 04/2013
  • Beamish, Christian. The Voyage of the Cormorant. 03/2013
  • Hemingway, Ernest. The Old Man and the Sea. 03/2013
  • Wolfe, Tom. The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. 11/2012
  • Berger, John. Ways of Seeing. 10/2012
  • Fotheringham, William. Merckx: Half Man, Half Bike. 08/2012
  • Fuller, R. Buckminster. Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth. 06/2012
  • Kerouac, Jack. The Dharma Bums. 06/2012
  • Petersen, Grant. Just Ride: A Radically Practical Guide to Riding Your Bike. 06/2012
  • Donahue, Heather. Growgirl: Once Upon a Time She Made The Blair Witch Project. Then She Went to Pot. Literally. 03/2012
  • Horowitz, Anthony. The House of Silk: A Sherlock Holmes Novel. 12/2011
  • Casey, Susan. The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean. 11/2011
  • Philbrick, Nathaniel. Why Read Moby-Dick?. 11/2011
  • Murakami, Haruki. Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World. 09/2011
  • Deutsch, Rick. One Best Hike: Yosemite’s Half Dome. 08/2011
  • Smith, Arthur C. The Natural History of the San Francisco Bay Region (California Natural History Guides). 06/2011
  • Melville, Herman. Moby-Dick. 05/2011
  • Santis, Marie De. California Currents: An Exploration of the Ocean’s Pleasures, Mysteries, and Dilemmas. 05/2011
  • Starr, Kevin. California: A History. (04/2011)
  • Casey, Susan. The Devil’s Teeth: A True Story of Obsession and Survival Among America’s Great White Sharks. 03/2011
  • Colendich, George. Ding Repair Scriptures. 02/2011
  • Conners, Peter. White Hand Society: The Psychedelic Partnership of Timothy Leary & Allen Ginsberg. 12/2010
  • Weisbecker, Allan. In Search of Captain Zero: A Surfer’s Road Trip Beyond the End of the Road. 12/2010
  • Brautigan, Richard. The Abortion: An Historical Romance, 1966. 08/2010
  • Bukowski, Charles. Ham on Rye. 08/2010
  • Steinbeck, John. Travels with Charley: In Search of America. 07/2010
  • McGann, Bill. The Story of the Tour de France, Volume 2: 1965-2007. 05/2010
  • McGann, Bill. The Story of the Tour de France, Volume 1: 1903-1964. 10/2009
  • Goossen, E.C. Stuart Davis. 12/2008
  • Heatley, David. My Brain is Hanging Upside Down. 12/2008
  • Auster, Paul. Man in the Dark. 10/2008
  • Kerouac, Jack. On the Road. 09/2008
  • Novalis. Hymns to the Night. 09/2008
  • Daniel, Bill. Mostly True: The Story of Bozo Texino. 07/2008
  • Francois, Leydet,. The Last Redwoods and the Parkland of Redwood Creek. 06/2008
  • Watts, Alan. Zen and the Beat Way. 06/2008
  • Borges, Jorge Luis. Labyrinths. 05/2008
  • Brautigan, Richard. A Confederate General From Big Sur. 04/2008
  • Foucault, Michel. This is Not a Pipe. 04/2008
  • Goldblatt, Andrew. The Giants and the Dodgers: Four Cities, Two Teams, One Rivalry. 03/2008
  • London, Barbara. A Short Course In Canon Photography: A Guide To Great Pictures. 03/2008
  • Miller, Henry. Stand Still Like the Hummingbird. 03/2008
  • Nabokov, Vladimir. The Eye. 03/2008
  • Pynchon, Thomas. The Crying of Lot 49. 03/2008