My Lifetime In Books (So Far)

The Aim: To list every book I have ever read, and to review the most influential, most enjoyable and most recent reads, for my own and others reference.

25-Oct-11: An update to my epic reading list (well I like it) in the form of listing alphabetically by author’s name. Literally doubled my own workload by writing them all with title first on attempt number one so several hours wasted wearing out my Ctrl, Shift, C, V, Home, and End buttons. Only a few books added at this juncture, no new shelves explored. Plans to read and review Orwell’s 1984, Murakami’s 1Q84 (everyone else seems to be) and another book written in ’84.

The Geeky Bit: Book count currently stands at 275. Trilogies counted as 3 books and each book in a Series counted. Eventually I’d like to house the list in a glorified table, so that I can sort by Author, Title, or other info I decide to add. Need to up my skills first!

Peter Parkorr’s Reading List – a work in progress

Aceto, Chris – Understanding Bodybuilding Nutrition & Training

Adams, Douglas – The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (series)

Adams, Douglas – The Salmon Of Doubt

Adiga, Aravind – The White Tiger

Andrews, Philip – The Digital Photography Manual

Asimov, Isaac – Magic

Asimov, Isaac – The Complete Stories, Vol. I & II

Bakan, Joel – The Corporation

Bannatyne, Duncan – Anyone Can Do It

Bean, Anita – The Complete Guide To Sports Massage

Bean, Anita – The Complete Guide To Sports Nutrition

Bean, Anita – The Complete Guide To Strength Training

Blackwood, Alan – The Kingdom Of The Blind

Branson, Richard – Screw It, Let’s Do It (Expanded)

Brewster & Broughton – Last Night a DJ Saved My Life

Brooks, Rodney A. – Robot

Brown, Dan – The Da Vinci Code (trilogy)

Bryson, Bill – A Short History of Nearly Everything

Bryson, Bill – Notes from a Small Island

Buckeridge, Anthony – Jennings Goes to School

Burgess, Anthony – A Clockwork Orange

Burns, Robbie – The Naked Trader

Byars, Betsy – The Night Swimmers

Caan, James – The Real Deal

Callard & Millis – Green Living

Camus, Albert – The Outsider

Carlo, Philip – The Ice Man

Carnegie, Dale – How to Win Friends and Influence People

Chang, Ha-Joon – 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism

Christensen, Loren W. – Fighter’s Fact Book

Christensen, Loren W. – Speed Training

Collins, Mick – All-Round Genius

Conrad, Joseph – Heart of Darkness

Cooney, Caroline B. – The Cheerleader

Cornwell, Patricia – Black Notice

Cornwell, Patricia – Cruel and Unusual

Cornwell, Patricia – The Last Precinct

Cribb, Billy – Tarmac Warrior

Cullen, Bill – It’s a Long Way from Penny Apples

Dahl, Roald – Every young persons book he ever wrote

Dahl, Roald – Someone Like You

Dawkins, Richard – The Greatest Show On Earth

de Bernieres, Louis – Birds Without Wings

de Bernieres, Louis – Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

de Bernieres, Louis – Red Dog

de Bernieres, Louis – Senor Vivo and the Coca Lord

de Bernieres, Louis – The Troublesome Offspring of Cardinal Guzman

de Bernieres, Louis – The War of Don Emmanuel’s Nether Parts

de Bernieres, Louis – A Partisan’s Daughter

de Bono, Edward – The Mechanism of Mind

de Bono, Edward – The Use of Lateral Thinking

Deida, David – The Way of the Superior Man

Dick, Philip K. – Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep

Dick, Philip K. – The Man in the High Castle

Dick, Philip K. – The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch

Dick, Philip K. – Ubik

Dick, Philip K. – Valis

Dunn, Mark – Ella Minnow Pea

Echanis – Knife Fighting, Knife Throwing for Combat

Ferris, Tim – The 4-Hour Work Week

Fry, Stephen – Moab is my Washpot

Gardner, Dan – Risk

Garner, Alan – The Moon of Gomrath

Garner, Alan – The Weirdstone of Brisingamen

Gerber, Michael E – The E-Myth Revisited

Gibbons, Stella – Cold Comfort Farm

Golding, William – Lord of the Flies

Guevara, Ernesto “Che” & Camiller, Patrick – The African Dream

Harrison, Ian – The Book of Inventions

Hawking, Stephen – A Brief History Of Time

Hawking,Stephen – Black Holes and Baby Universes

Hayes, Stephen – The Mystic Arts of the Ninja

Hearn, Lian – Tales of the Otori (trilogy)

Heller, Joseph – Catch-22 (the blog’s namesake!)

Hesse, Hermann – Siddhartha

Heyerdahl, Thor – The Kon-Tiki Expedition

Heyerdahl, Thor – The Ra Expeditions

Homer – The Odyssey

Hosseini, Khaled – The Kite Runner

Hyams, Joe – Zen In The Martial Arts

Ishikawa, Tetsuya – How I Caused The Credit Crunch

James – Ghost Stories

Janner, Greville – One Hand Alone Cannot Clap

Kafka, Franz – Metamorphosis

Kafka, Franz – The Trial

Kafka, Franz – The Castle

Katzenbach, John – Just Cause

Katzenbach, John – State Of Mind

Kent, Gordon – Night Trap

Kenyon, Michael – Brainbox and Bull

Kerouac, Jack – The Dharma Bums

Kim, Ashida – Ninja Secrets of Invisibility

King, Stephen – Firestarter

King, Stephen – On Writing

King, Stephen – Under The Dome

Kingsley, Charles – The Waterbabies

Kipling, Rudyard – The Jungle Book

Kohli-Bassi, S. – Children Of The Rainbow

Koontz, Dean – Mr Murder

Kotzwinkle, William – E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

Le Bell, Gene – The Toughest Man Alive

Le Sueur, Alec – The Hotel on the Roof of the World

Lee, Bruce & Little, John – Bruce Lee, Artist of Life

Levitt & Dubner – Freakonomics

Lewis, C.S. – The Complete Chronicles of Narnia (series)

London, Jack – White Fang

Loupos, John – Tai Chi Connections

Mairowitz & Crumb – KAFKA Illustrated Novel

Mansfield, Peter – A History Of The Middle East

McCaffrey, Anne & Stirling, S.M. – The City Who Fought

McCaughren, Tom – Run to Earth

McCaughren, Tom – Run with the Wind

McClen Novick, Rebecca – Fundamentals of Tibetan Buddhism

McEvory, H.K. – Knife Throwing, A Practical Guide

McGrath, Alister – The Dawkins Delusion

McKenna, Paul – Change Your Life In 7 Days

McNab, Andy – Bravo Two Zero

McNab, Andy – Crisis Four

Mishra, Pankaj – An End To Suffering

Monkton, Edward – The Wonderful Man

Moore, Michael – Stupid White Men

Murakami, Haruki – Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

Murakami, Haruki – Norwegian Wood

Murden, James – The Cosmic Verses

Musashi/Cleary – The Book of Five Rings

Nettleton, Nick – How To Design And Build The Coolest Website In Cyberspace

Noon, Jeff – Needle In The Groove

Noon, Jeff – Nymphomation

Ormerod, Paul – Why Most Things Fail

Orwell, George – Animal Farm

Paphitis, Theo – Enter The Dragon

Parsons, Tony – Man and Wife

Pelzer, David – A Boy Called It

Pelzer, Richard B. – A Brother’s Journey

Pinker, Steven – Robot

Potts, Rolf – Vagabonding

Powell, Goran – Waking Dragons

Pratchett, Terry – Absolutely everything he ever wrote, including the Discworld Series, and still to read Snuff (eagerly awaiting the paperback). My favourites are Guards! Guards! and The Dark Side of the Sun, but they are all brilliant.

Pratchett, Terry & Gaimen, Neil – Good Omens

Ptah, Heru – A Hip-Hop Story

Rankin, Ian – Hide & Seek

Rankin, Robert – Apocalypso

Rankin, Robert – The Greatest Show Off Earth

Ransome, Arthur – Swallows And Amazons

Reage, Pauline – The Story of O

Rowling, J.K. – Harry Potter (series)

Ryan, Chris – Tenth Man Down

Sartre, Jean Paul – Iron in the Soul

Sartre, Jean Paul – The Age of Reason

Sartre, Jean Paul – The Reprieve

Schultheis, Rob – Bone Games: Extreme Sports, Shamanism, Zen, and the Search for Transcendence

Sebold, Alice – The Lovely Bones

Sewell, Anna – Black Beauty

Shosan & Braverman – Warrior Of Zen

Sinclair & McKean – Slow Chocolate Autopsy

Skinner – Sports Photography

Snell, Gordon – Cruncher Sparrow’s Flying School

Southon, Mike & West, Chris – The Beermat Entrepreneur

Spanoghe, Ann – The Strongest Man in the World

Staig, Laurence – Digital Vampires

Stevenson, Robert Louis – Treasure Island

Stiglitz, Joesph – Globalization And Its Discontents

Surowiecki, James – The Wisdom Of Crowds

Taleb, Nassim Nicholas – Fooled By Randomness

Temperley, Mark – BTL Property Strategy for Long Term Success

Thomas, Bruce – Bruce Lee, Fighting Spirit

Ting, Dr Leung – Drunken Monkey Kungfu

Tolkien, J.R.R. – Farmer Giles of Ham

Tolkien, J.R.R. – The Hobbit

Tolkien, J.R.R. – The Lord Of The Rings (trilogy)

Tolstoy, Leo – The Kreutzer Sonata

Tom, Teri – The Straight Lead

Trungpa – Shambhala, The Sacred Path of the Warrior

vos Savant, Marilyn – Brain Power

Waite, Terry – Taken On Trust

Wallace, Danny – Yes Man

Wallace, David Foster – Brief Interviews With Hideous Men

Walsh, Peter – Gang War

Wells, Troth – The World Of Street Food

Wiley – Filipino Fighting Arts

Wilson – Ideals of the Samurai

Wilson, Tony – 24 Hour Party People

Winson/Sagan – Dirty Laundry, 100 Days in a Zen Monastery

Wyss, Johann David – The Swiss Family Robinson

9 comments on “My Lifetime In Books (So Far)

  1. Do you use librarything or goodreads? They really make cataloguing your books easy. My entire collection is online. And it allows for reviewing etc.

    I have replied to your question. Thanks for dropping by.

    • Yes i found Goodreads and have the widget in my sidebar! 🙂 Very useful site. I have not got round to adding much yet tho, just some of my favourites. Thanks for checking out my blog too.

      • Not a problem.

        Here’s my bookshelf if you are interested. I used a USB barcode scanner to catalog all of them. I recommend them if you have lots of books, especially if they are recent enough to have barcodes. Cheers.

      • I had a look at some of your books, but you have plenty! LibraryThing actually looks more like what I wanted so I may join there before adding everything. My books are in a different country for now tho, so it can wait 🙂

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  3. Get onto some Douglas Coupland. He’s my favourite author to read and then ponder the absurdity, hilarity, and reality of each book over coffee. Also for humour try Christopher Moore.

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