Reading List

My Big Stupid Reading List


{2017}

01 Holy Smoke! It's Mezcal!
by John McEvoy


{2016}

01 When I Say No, I Feel Guilty
by Manuel J. Smith


{2015}

01 Butterfly in the Typewriter 
by Cory MacLauchlin

02 The Metamorphosis
by Franz Kafka

03 Just Kids 
by Patti Smith


{2014} 

01 I Never Met a Story I Didn't Like
by Todd Snider

02 Attempting Normal
by Marc Maron

03 Creativity Inc.
by Edwin Catmull


{2013}

01 The Alchemist
by Paulo Coelho

02 Outliers
by Malcolm Gladwell


{2012}

01 Killing Yourself to Live
by Chuck Klosterman

02 A Long Way from Home
by Tom Brokaw

03 Comfortably Numb: The Inside Story of Pink Floyd
by Mark Blake


{2011}

01 A Short History of Nearly Everything
by Bill Bryson

02 Home Before Daylight
by Steve Parish

03 The Phantom Tollbooth
by Norton Juster

04 Life
by Keith Richards

05 Living With the Dead
by Rock Scully with David Dalton


{2010}

01 Oil!
by Upton Sinclair

02 Freakonomics
by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

03 No Angel
by Jay Dobyns (and Nils Johnson-Shelton)

04 Who Moved My Cheese?
by Spencer Johnson, M.D.

05 Happy Hour is for Amateurs
by The Philadelphia Lawyer

06 What is the What
by Dave Eggers

07 Garcia: An American Life
by Blair Jackson

08 Nam-A-Rama
by Phillip Jennings


{2009}

01 Crime Scene
by Mitch Gelman

02 Merle's Door
by Ted Kerasote

03 Heart of Darkness
by Joseph Conrad

04 Treasure Island
by Robert Louis Stevenson

05 The Big Necessity
by Rose George

06 Are YOU Dave Gorman?
by Dave Gorman & Danny Wallace

07 My Traitor's Heart
by Rian Malan

08 Where Men Win Glory
by Jon Krakauer

09 Chasing Lincoln's Killer
by James L. Swanson


{2008}

01 The Grapes of Wrath
by John Steinbeck

02 The Miracle of Castel di Sangro
by Joe McGinniss

03 Brave New World
by Aldous Huxley

04 Losing My Virginity
by Richard Branson

05 Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
by Douglas Adams

06 Slash
by Slash w/ Anthony Bozza

07 Them
by Nathan McCall

08 Brideshead Revisited
by Evelyn Waugh

09 Valley Boy
by Tom Perkins

10 How Wall Street Created a Nation
by Ovidio Diaz Espino

11 The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul
by Douglas Adams

12 Keane
by Roy Keane

13 Waiter Rant
by 'The Waiter'


{2007}

01 Lucky You
by Carl Hiaasen

02 Round Ireland with a Fridge
by Tony Hawks


03 Full Time
by Tony Cascarino w/ Paul Kimmage

04 The Kite Runner
by Khaled Hosseini

05 Dry
by Augusten Burroughs

06 The Picture of Dorian Gray
by Oscar Wilde

07 A Good Walk Spoiled
by John Feinstein

08 Searching for the Sound
by Phil Lesh

09 A Thousand Splendid Suns
by Khaled Hosseini

10 Under the Banner of Heaven
by Jon Krakauer


{2006}

01 1984
by George Orwell

02 A Million Little Pieces
by James Frey

03 One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
by Alexander Solzhenitsyn

04 A Walk Across America
by Peter Jenkins

05 How Soccer Explains the World
by Franklin Foer

06 Anna Karenina
by Leo Tolstoy

07 The Kingdom by the Sea
by Paul Theroux

08 The Glory Game
by Hunter Davies

09 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
by Mark Haddon

10 My Friend Leonard
by James Frey

11 Term Limits
by Vince Flynn

12 A Confederacy of Dunces
by John Kennedy Toole

13 Dude, Where's My Country?
by Michael Moore


{2005}

01 A Farewell to Arms
by Ernest Hemingway

02 Convention
by Richard Reeves

03 Naked
by David Sedaris

04 Fahrenheit 451
by Ray Bradbury

05 The Gringo Trail
by Mark Mann

06 Catch-22
by Joseph Heller

07 Animal Farm
by George Orwell

08 Eats, Shoots & Leaves
by Lynne Truss

09 On the Trail of the Assassins
by Jim Garrison

10 The Lord of the Rings
by J.R.R. Tolkien

11 A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
by Dave Eggers

12 The Death of Ivan Ilyich
by Leo Tolstoy

13 The Rise and Fall of Adolf Hitler
by William L. Shirer

14 Winesburg, Ohio
by Sherwood Anderson

15 A Beautiful Mind
by Sylvia Nasar

16 Lord of the Flies
by William Golding

17 Grown-A$$ Man
by Cedric the Entertainer

18 We the Living
Ayn Rand

19 The Art of Travel
by Alain de Botton

20 Skinny Dip
by Carl Hiaasen

21 Feel This Book
by Ben Stiller & Janeane Garofalo

22 Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
by Robert M. Pirsig

23 Turbulent Souls
by Stephen J. Dubner

24 Frankenstein
by Mary Shelley


{2004}

01 Running with Scissors
by Augusten Burrows

02 Atlas Shrugged
by Ayn Rand

03 The Da Vinci Code
by Dan Brown

04 The Great Gatsby
by F. Scott Fitzgerald

05 On the Road
by Jack Kerouac

06 Mayor
by Ed Koch

07 Following the Equator
by Mark Twain

08 Seabiscuit
by Laura Hillenbrand

09 Big Russ & Me
by Tim Russert

10 Among the Russians
by Colin Thubron

11 The Lost Continent
by Bill Bryson

12 Kidnapped
by Robert Louis Stevenson

13 Basket Case
by Carl Hiaasen