Memorable and Moving Books

Along with the variety of books I have listed along with specific units, there are countless numbers that should be included on any list. Many are controversial, others challenging, some thought-provoking. Sometimes, the book is all three. However, these have made an indelible impression on me over the years.

It will undoubtably take time to remember and list them all. Feel free to email me suggestions.



1984 - George Orwell

Animal Farm - George Orwell

A Brave New World -Aldous Huxley

Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury

Something Wicked This Way Comes - Ray Bradbury

The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger

Breakfast of Champions - Kurt Vonnegut

Cat's Cradle - Kurt Vonnegut

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance - Robert M. Pirsig

Moby Dick - Herman Melville

Better Off: Flipping the Switch on Technology - Eric Brende

Bonfire of the Vanities - Tom Wolfe

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy- Douglas Adams

Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks - Ken Jennings

Ram Van Bamf and the Dooomsday Conspiracy - John Friscia

Rubbish!: The Archeology of Garbage - William Rathje

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference - Malcolm Gladwell

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking - Malcolm Gladwell

Outliers: The Story of Success - Malcolm Gladwell

What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures - Malcolm Gladwell

David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants - Malcolm Gladwell

Rats: Observations on the History and Habitat of the City's Most Unwanted Inhabitants - Robert Sullivan

The Devil in the White City: Murder, Madness, and Magic at the Fair That Changed America - Erik Larson

Thunderstruck - Erik Larson

11/23/63 - Stephen King

Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (And What it Says About Us) -Tom Vanderbilt

Zeitoun - Dave Eggers

You Shall Know Our Velocity - Dave Eggers

Into the Wild - John Krakauer

Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture - Ellen Ruppel Shell

Buyology: The Truth and Lies About Why We Buy - Martin Lindstrom

Jurassic Park - Michael Crichton

The Andromeda Strain - Michael Crichton

The Hot Zone - Richard Preston